1923 Jan. 11th Thursday.
Another day as usual, clouds passed over before dinner for awhile like storm but clear p.m. and warm. Will fenced alfalfa stacks and hauled a little. Floyd Crawford stopped to ask about road via Mill. In p.m., we got water at B’s and then Will went to Sherlock’s and got a couple pipes tobacco and brought home bedding for hogs. I canned 15 qts apples and have a dull headache. Will is so-so.
1933 Jan. 11th Wednesday
Bright, cold day. Will chored and fed stock and put rest in field. Wm has the flu but he and Ben packed hides and Ben took [them] to the store to mail also some letters. Roy and Ben & Wilbur Fitch went to Ross’s to trade in p.m. and stopped at corral to see Roy’s calf on way home. I got meals and was sick last night and none too spry to-day.
1943 Jan. 11th Monday.
Northwest wind quite strong and was chilly but sun shone. I still have a cough from the flu but Elsie and I got meals, she washed some clothes, mopped kitchen, swept floors and ironed some of wash that she did last Friday at Gehlsen’s. I also baked bread. Laid down in p.m. Elsie put [bread] in oven and finished it. Henry Arcorne, Wm Van Epps and Wm Abbott came this morning while Will was getting breakfast. I felt bum so laid in bed until 9 a.m., they butchered a yearling heifer and finished in a hurry, the men brought it in, in eve cut in pieces, hung in shanty. W. D. and W. L. fixed the clutch on Abbotts Car as it broke coming over here this morning and he came on 1 shift. After dinner, we went home via Stores and the men went to cake cattle and put joints in east half Wagner House.
1953 Jan. 11th Sunday.
Bright, beautiful day so Men gave cattle a Stack of hay and then Wales went to Thomas’s and they all went to a Dam North of Haukaas School house and fished, got 40 Perch. Came home to chore and Back to Thomas’s for a fish fry in eve when Will and I came in from Furreys, where we went in Pick Up this noon. Had Potatoes, Boiled Back Bone, Beans, Corn, Pickles, Bread, Cinnamon Bread, Apple and Chocolate Pie, Strawberries, a half gallon, crushed frozen with sugar. Gerald, Anthia and Loretta Furrey were there and brought the Strawberries. Cream and Coffee made in Electric Automatic Percolator we gave them for Christmas. Gerald’s followed us out to Kriz Road and went on North to 18. Stanley, Pearl, Gary, Curly and Eileen came when we got home and we played Samba and Canasta and had a bunch of Bananas, Ice Cream (Choco Chip), Cookies and Water. They went home at 12 p.m. Will got in clothes. He put [them] on line this a.m. before we went to Furrey’s and got them in on return. I washed the new Sheets, pillow Slips, Towels and Will’s night Shirts and all other clothes yesterday before we went to Valentine. Hung Rack full in front-room and they dry. Had to fill it again this eve as those on outside were damp.