September 23, 1923: A bright, warm day. Will went to Mattie Hynes in Holt Co. with Chas. Mitchell & Gene Bradstreet to get Mitchell cattle and there was an orphan calf so Will kept it home. They left 8:30 a.m. and not back until 8:30 p.m. I had an awful lonely day, went for water and got dinner & waited. Mr. O. Clohson & son, Mr. A. Ward and Leo Kristine came to see Will.
September 23, 1930, Tuesday: A terrific south wind in the night but no rain, wind blew the tops off of hay stacks and continued today, but not so strong, and the sun shone bright. The men chored and Will, Ben and Wm went to sand-bucket well on Moore Creek and got down 50 feet, so quit at 4 p.m., and Wm went to look for gravel along river, and Will and I went to the store and got coal-oil, gas and groceries. Wm Wagner came for Ben’s wagon and he and his family hauled a load of cow chips, and he brought it back in the evening. I got plum butter ready to cook and got a chicken dinner.