in Depression era

January 6, 1934

1934, January 6, Saturday

Was 30 above early morning, cloudy, sleet and snow until mid-day quiet for thermometer dropped to 28 in a hurry and was cold rest of day and sun never shone. I wrote some letters and also wrote some receipts in book, fixed collar smaller on Will’s work shirt and made 2 outing flannel slips for small pillows that we use to keep bedding from being too heavy on my game leg. Maggie got meals and cleaned the rooms up-stairs and mopped front room and kitchen and cleaned our room and mended a dress for herself. Fritz hauled 2 loads hay and fed to the stock and after supper he went to Lattimore for the night and to spend Sunday. Will chored, gave the calves water and went to the store and got the mail and parcel post, which we have been looking for, for a long time from Montgomery Ward & Co. St. Paul, Minn. He is sick at stomach so laid down in p.m. and slept awhile.