1934 March 14 Wednesday
A strong south-west wind, real dusty until at about 4 p.m. when it quit blowing and was nice for the rest of the day. Will stopped last night at Tom Sazama’s where the Legion and Auxilliary were meeting. They presented Will with a Post-Commander Badge, and after the meeting he came home, got in at about 11:15 p.m., and he and I visited for a couple of hours, so we are all in this a.m.
Will left Pine Ridge at 4 p.m. yesterday and got to Tom Sazama’s at 9:30 p.m. He came home after a week of scouting for horses and found none to buy, but he can trade Mike and the car for horses later. Will stayed at George Clifford’s at Pine Ridge Agency while he was away, and spent one night at Bradshaws, this being the home of Nellie Herman’s son, and Nellie was our cousin who died when her 25-year-old son was a 15-month-old child, and he has made his home with these relatives since.
This afternoon Will went to fix the spring in our car, and Fritz went to help him, but it was broken entirely, so Will sent Fritz to Ray Carr’s to phone to Valentine for a new one. Will chored while he was gone, but it didn’t take him long. After supper he went to the store and mailed letters and right after dinner he gave the stock some hay from the stack here, and went to the creek to see a truck. It was Kyriss wanting to buy posts. Knute Strid and John Sundquist stopped in the evening and said Will could graze Oscar’s land.
Sophie got the meals and ironed the washing and tried to bake bread, but it didn’t rise, so she baked it anyway. I churned butter, made cabbage salad and mixed doughnuts, and Sophie fried them, and I slept in p.m., wrote letters this a.m., and played solitaire and read the papers.