1923 Jan. 12th Friday.
A little cloudy at times forenoon but in afternoon bright. Will did up work and went to Railroad track and begged tobacco from Walden, section foreman, and cleaned hog-house. In p.m. we caught ducks and chickens and took to James, and William took team and went on out after Louise at L— school-house and Will did trading and I staid at folks. I canned 10 qts apples in a.m. Papa was worse, couldn’t raise hand to mouth.
1933 Jan. 12th Thursday
Bright and chilly. Will did the work and went to Ben Fitch’s and bought a load of shell-corn in p.m. and John Davis and Wilbur Fitch brought it down in eve. Wm has the Flu. I got meals and am all in also but we staid up until 11:30 p.m. as Mr & Mrs. Tate and Richard, Mr. & Mrs. Jerry Karnes, Bobby & Junior and Otto Rothley here in eve.
1943 Jan. 12th Tuesday.
Frosty morning, sun shone until p.m. some clouds. Elsie and I got meals, she swept floors, ironed clothes, washed kitchen windows. I baked 3 apple-pies, had such a cough couldn’t rest in p.m. so wrote in diary. Men chored, worked at Wagner Floor. W.D. went to Whiting Store to go to Wood for lumber. Ray, Mrs. Marjorie & Baby looked [at] hay-sweep on way to McCormick’s. Shorty Webster came looking for horses to buy.
1953 Jan. 12th Monday.
Bright day. Dan and Will called cattle to River Pasture and caked them for there are a lot [of] Stack Butts to feed them for a couple days. They [had] a lunch then went in our Pick Up to North Haukaas School House where Dan’s and Thomas’s were yesterday. They asked Bus who was going to Paulsons to side a Shed on his Tractor so they all [went] to Paulson’s, got Clarence and he rode in cab with Will. Dan and Bus stood up in Rack. They got Will 2 Perch, Dan 7, Clarence 12, Bus 15 and they gave them to Dan and Will so we will divide to-morrow for a fry. They put them in Tank for now. Betty came up this p.m. for some meat.