1934, February 26, Monday
Was real cold in night, 24 below after sun-rise, bright, and ground is covered with snow. My throat hurt all night and yet to-day and felt miserable all over, only played solitaire, read magazines, played pitch in forenoon with Maggie against Fritz and Ben. While Maggie got dinner Will and I played them and in p.m. Maggie and I played rummy and again after supper with Fritz and Will. Maggie got meals and all the necessary work. Fritz gave the stock hay from east end of big stack and alfalfa. Ben, Fritz and Will cut wood after dinner. Ben took a Red-Cross quilt home for he got so cold in bed last night, had to get up at 4 a.m. and build a fire. He burns cow-chips so not much heat at that. Noble Moore Jr went by to the store and back home again. The temperature never got more than 12 above but sun shone bright, was hard on one’s eyes.