1923 Feb. 22nd Thursday
Washington’s Birthday. A bright day but breeze from N.W. cold. Will worked at hog-house and after dinner we got sows & pigs out of hog-house to garden. I baked bread & sewed on Will’s shirts. Rudolph Johnson brought wagon back.
1933 Feb. 22nd Wednesday
Bright, nice day. The men chored and Wm went to hills and got a load of hay for stock and Ben came at noon and skinned a mink and in p.m. he and Wm drove a broncho of Ben’s. John Wisenberger and Nephew John got hogs bought at sale. I got meals and not much else for I am all in. Will left for Ty Boes in Lyman Co. north of Vivian Bridge, then on to Julius Hansen’s, Jordan, then on to August Leusers if he can get that far this day but had a late start and won’t come back until he has cattle to pasture.
1943 Feb. 22nd Monday
Nice forenoon, at noon began to cloud and Northwest wind strong and cold in p.m. Clouds never brought any snow yet at bed-time. Will and I were at Bill Abbott’s last eve and they will go with us to Gibson Sale tomorrow. Will and Van Epps chored and caked cattle. I got a lunch of chicken soup and pickled eggs so we went to O’Kreek Community Program for Washington’s Birthday. Those that gave addresses were Sup’t. Whitlock, Mr. Gordan, Mr. Miller, Dan Red Buffalo, Bernard Flood, Tom Whiting, Mr. Davenport. Some boys read poems and played violin. Star Spangled Banner, [Keep] the Home Fires Burning, Just Before the Battle, Mother, and America were sung. We came home in eve and Will got work horses in barn. W.D. fixed Model A so it would go.
1953 Feb. 22nd Sunday Washington’s Birthday
Bright and not so cold. Men fed cattle and Will came in 2 clean Kitchen and Porch. I usual write in diary, accounts to date and got eats. Played solitaire some in p.m. Dan, Betty and Calvin came up so Betty and I played Will & Dan Canasta. They won but 70 in hole on 500 and we played them 21 games but still in hole. Will fixed us Malts. We read a little in eve and Will didn’t feel good so to bed and I solitaire. We have to use dozer and Cat to open roads to Whiting Store tomorrow.