in Misc. Diary Entry

September 29, 1923, 1924 and 1931

September 29, 1923: A bright warm day and nice here but an awful storm in S. E. part of state near Omaha. I got Sherlock wagon and corn for hogs. Nellie Whiting and Lavey Pearl came out and we did up work and in p.m. went up town, train late so we came out to chore and went to depot and waited until 9:15 p.m. and no Will, so I took girls up town and came back nearly froze and oh so blue and all in from weary. Track out down line so train late.

September 29, 1924, Monday: Was a nice warm day but froze last 2 nights. Will tried to cut corn but a fake so took binder home to Pete Hawkes in p.m. I took Mrs. May McBurney to John Carr’s in a.m. as she quit teaching on account warrants not easily sold and will try to go to Valentine from Carrs. In p.m. I did up work and was so tired from being out last night.

September 29, 1931, Tuesday: A few clouds, but mostly bright and a real strong south wind and also S.W. The men chored yesterday morning. Will took Noah’s harness home, and this morning Wm got his saddle at Dave’s, and Will, Wm and Noble Moore counted all of the cattle in the big pasture, about 750 head.

  1. The warrants mentioned were IOUs given by the school district to the teachers as the district didnot have the money to pay them. They were often discounted when cashed. My folks said the Manley Smith who was postmaster and had a store at Okreek always paid face value for the warrants. He may have also been on the school board.

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