1923 Jan. 30th Tuesday
A bright nice day. Papa died at 3 a.m. so Will & Ed came out to chore as Ed came on morning train and in eve Tom Ernest. Ed, Billie & Will chored and I staid [at] folks. Louise Ernest, Aldena Wollhiser and Alfred Nelson staid also.
1933 Jan. 30th Monday
Bright, nice a.m. but wind blew a little in p.m. and wasn’t very cold. I got meals and rendered lard and cut up head. Wm chored and hauled 2 loads of hay from Moore Creek. Will helped chore in morning and had dinner at J. H. Tate’s and they went to collect things for sale from Cousers to O’Kreek and home at 8 p.m.
1943 Jan. 30th Saturday
Was a nice day but towards [?] clouded and started to snow before dark so Will went to see if cattle coming to Wagner Shed and they were so he got in and He and I read and played rummy and I soaked my feet so we heard last of Pres. Roosevelt’s Birthday Greetings from Hollywood, Cal., Detroit, Mich. and Hawaii Islands (Honolulu). Pres. wasn’t home as he was in Africa to [meet] Big Allies on the War Front but Mrs. Roosevelt sent his Thanks. Will sawed meat, went to Whiting Store and fed chickens for W.D. gave cattle Sudan and cleaned barn. They went to Wagner Place to work at W.D.’s Barn in p.m. Bill brought Elsie and Billie home from McCormick’s at 1:50 a.m. and She swept floors and mopped kitchen. They went to Carl Gehlsen’s after supper to go to Mission to the Pres. Birthday Ball. I got meals and usual work.
1953 Jan. 30th Friday
Franklin Delano Roosevelt’s Birthday
Bright, nice day and Dan and Will called cattle to River Pasture and caked them. They also hauled our Junk and Dan’s away to East Junk Hole washout N.E. [of] Bull Pen and Dan and Betty and Calvin last eve went for Mail and got cattle away [from] Klein’s Stacks and put up Let Down. Will didn’t feel good but first he swept the floors in room and kitchen and back Blue-room. I ironed in forenoon and finished and started to Tie the New Quilt Top and Outing Flannel Lining and Cotton Batt for a Top Quilt for Will’s Bed. Dan has his Box for Pick-Up finished. Usual Pastime and eats.