1923 Feb. 12th Monday
Lincoln’s Birthday, Cloudy in forenoon but p.m. bright warmer all day. Will finished chores hauled corn over to hogs and had a bunch of chili and took some letters to 1 o’clock train an order to Sears Roebuck and came home via Knolls & Eggerstedts to see about shipping hogs, hogs too low. I baked bread and had a cold in head.
1933 Feb. 12th Sunday
Sun Shone in a.m. but cold p.m. and real stormy looking and in eve started to snow. I got meals and Wm and I went to church at 10:30 a.m. and Wm went to Bechstels, Harry’s, Wheelers and Ed’s in p.m. and night. Will fed stock and barn work in p.m. and got in fuel in eve. I am so tired and Will is bum also so this is a very unpleasant eve.
1943 Feb. 12th Friday
Sun shone but some clouds passed and Northwest wind quite strong in the day and dust moved but towards eve began to go down and sun shone nicely. Was 32 above late p.m. but wind made it seem quite chilly indoors. Will & W.D. chored, gave cattle cake and fixed shute for grain in barn, cleaned barn. Frank Van Epps and family and Carl Gehlsen and Family were at Van Epps last eve. Van Epps put down their rug in kitchen this p.m.
1953 Feb. 12th Thursday Lincoln’s Birthday
Bright very nice. This was day we got clothes cleaned and dry as written above. Men gave cattle hay and went to Stanleys to vaccinate 61 head Yr. Heifers for Bang[‘s] Disease. Betty and Calvin went to Klein School. She took cookies and Those there for Valentine Party were Athel, Betty, Elsie & Pearl Whiting, Tina Van Epps, Illa May Edwards (wife) and daughter Cheryl. Don’t know if [Clarice] Chauncey & Frankie Whiting their small [children] were there. Pupils Pat Hedeen, David, Doris, Eileen, Gary, Stanley Jr., Roger, Kennie Whiting. Visitors Johnnie Whiting and Jimmie Whiting. Other Pupils, Madeline, Verne and Sharon Van Epps. Elaine Chauncey. I sewed some clothes after clothes drying. Got eats, some solitaire.