October 16, 1923: A bright day, but cold and in p.m. warmer. Will went to Ulrich Sale, S. W. Spencer and came home early. Dr. Hines here again as hogs still dying. The boys and I went to Spencer and out to Louise’s school house in evening, so cold and tired.
October 16, 1924, Thursday: A nice, warm day. Will painted the barn until noon. Geo. Smith and Geo. Menz came so in p.m. they butchered a hog. Jake & family came in p.m. except Lawrence, went around cattle and here before noon. I washed the clothes and did ordinary work.
October 16, 1925, Friday: Was a bright day but cold. Louise to school but felt real bad all night with headache and stomach upset. Will and I went to cornfield and got 24 bu. corn, and on return we met Jake and Dick Schmidt in the yard. Jake brought a load of his furniture and got hay rack for the rest, to move his things to St. Francis, So. Dak. D. Schmidt got our large wagon to husk corn in. Mr. Price Penny was here while we were at field, so Jake said. Although our stomachs are so unsettled, we all ate hearty suppers this evening. Louise came home late from school as she did extra work. I am all in this evening on account of bending low to get corn.