1923 Feb. 15th Thursday
A bright day but early part and towards eve mid-day warmer. Will hauled alfalfa to hogs and I sewed in forenoon and in p.m. We tried to drive sows across creek but got 8 so had to load 6 sows and quit for the day as we couldn’t get Rocky. I am so tired and Will so-so.
1933 Feb. 15th WednesdayScroll to bottom of post for photos.
Bright, cool day, cool on feet on account of snow and S.W. breeze chilly. Walter, Billie, Wm and Will got in a 12:30 a.m. and they up to chore, then got ready for sale at 1 p.m. Jay Tate and wife came in first, then the crowd got here and so much things. Joy Colombe broughts some posts yesterday and some more to-day and horses, cows, hogs, machinery and poultry also sold besides post and poles. Around 250 folks here to sale and things sold fair and Tom Whiting, clerk, staid for supper and then Walter & Will took him home. Oscar Jackson came in this p.m. and walked most of way from O’Kreek and staid all night. Those here were part of families, Sazama, Anderson, Roundy, Kibby, Pitt, Gehlsen, Sells, Elshire, Ed Whiting, Tom Whiting, Ray Carrs, Lattimore, Wheelers, Oscar Ross, Van Epps, Chaunceys, Sinclairs, Tom Martins, A. E. Brown, Erban Browns, Wm Welch, Tom Colombe, Roy Galbraith, Jay Simpkins, Pat Karnes, Wm Lambrioux, Henry Smith, Ray Bailey, Wm Kryis, Kounvsky, Totton, Geo. Legge and Mr. Schnieder, Gran, Sorenson, J. Karnes, Bryon Thiles, Armbruster, Daywitt, Koepp, Walton, Walton, Walton, Bailey, Sells, Hutchins, Wagner, Clausen, Wagner, Knoll, Wisenberger, McLaughlin, Ableidinger, Haukaas, Snyder, Martin, Wright, Sully, Wright, Moore, Wright, Colombe, Jones, Goreske, Schaffer, Barnes, Williams, Werkmister, Boe, Lewis, Gibson, McKey, Corey, Nickelson, Nelson John, Nelson Fred, Clarence Nelson and Papa, Mrs. Chris Nelson, McCloskey, Horst, Hartman, Horst, Dowd, Couser, Pettit, Klein, Stroll, Elshire, Cates, Bergin, Rienhol, Jamison, Oller, Sundquist, Fr. Martin, and also part of families of Hansen, Fitch Boyd, Jamison and Marty and a lot more we didn’t know names.
1943 Feb. 15th Monday
Was a nice day. The men chored and Wm Van Epps got plank at Tom Whiting’s Sr. so he and Will moved hog-house to Van Epps. I got meals laid down in p.m. Van Epps went to George Kleins to play Pinocle Sat. eve and this eve they went to Chauncey’s, taking Abbotts along.
1953 Feb. 15th Sunday
Partly cloudy in a.m. then cold, cloudy some snow in p.m. Will and Dan gave cattle hay and we went in Pick Up to Wales for Dinner of Beefsteak, gravy, Potatoes, Sweet Potatoes, Corn Fritters, pickles, Bread, Butter, Plum Jam, Coffee & Water, for Lunch Fresh Strawberries and Cream & Angel Food Cake. Betty and I played Will and Dan Canasta and we won. They won game 500. First time I was at their home since they moved 1 year last Oct. 13 and Dan began work Oct. 15, a year ago in 1951. Some snowy evening but cattle are all in.
Photos from Community Sale
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