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Harry S Truman was president when I was born and world war II had ended. I grew up in a time when lunch was put in a brown paper bag and a sandwich was wrapped with wax paper. There was no such thing as pantyhose, we wore stockings that attached to the rubbery clippy things that attached to the girdle. Convenience stores were not common and when we took a trip we packed a picnic basket because many places did not have fast food. Highways had places to pull over and stop, some with picnic tables. Read more ....

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Diary reading, The diary of Rose and The diary of Emma January 12 - 18

January 11, 2023

We continue with the diary of Rose.  The year 1932.  Rose is a thirty five year old school teacher in a country school.  She is unmarried and lives at home with her parents and family in a rural area in the state of Iowa. 

The season of winter. 

We left off last week on Monday, January 11th and the entry on the 11th was Warm, windy day but no rain.  I washed & mopped, Adrian and Mildred out.  Mama better Grace hung clothes. 

This weeks reading.

Tuesday, January 12th, 1932. Foggy, misty day turned to rain about supper time.  Helen and I sewed and Baked.  Harland sick headache.  I ironed.

Wednesday, January 13.  Good day but cloudy and a little colder.  All to Waterloo but Father.  Got letter from Nora.  Cut out everyday dress in a.m.

Thursday, January 14, Sewed in a.m. Harland and Mama cleaned upstairs.  Helen and I to town in P.M. Snowy.

Friday, January 15. Mama Peddling in C.F. Harland worked on Bug.  Foggy tonight.  Vaughns & Myers here.

Saturday, January 16.  Not so cold.  Harland worked on bug.  I took Mama to Waterloo in big car.  Rained here P.M. not slippery.  Rainy eve.

Sunday, January 17.  Good day, thawed but got colder toward nite.  Horace to card game with Lloyd, took bath.

Monday, January 18. Good day. I washed . Mama and Harland  to town.  Harland up to skinners.  Mama and Harland to show in Waterloo. 

End of this weeks reading from the Diary of Rose.

We continue the diary of Emma.  The year 1933.  Emma has been a widow for 1 year and 4 months, she is living in the United States in the State of Iowa.  Emma lives in  a small town community.

The season of winter

We left off last week on January 11 with this reading. Wednesday January 11. Am feeling more like myself today.  Have done some baking & ironing and worked with the wool this evening.  weather clear & cooler, But not too cold.  

Now starting this weeks reading.  

Thursday, January 12, 1933. Frank brot me a letter from Grace this noon.  Her letters are always a treat and she is good to write quite often.  Surely looks like rain this P.M. or snow. 

Friday, January 13. School children all gone home, surely lonely.  Cloudy but not very cold.  Selling out Mcgunnis store goods today. Rosie said mama yesterday very plainly for the first time. Rosie at five months and two days begins to talk. 

Saturday, January 14. Bessie, Beulah & Leland were in town P.M. Bessie been to Dentist.  Mrs. Galley called earlier, Lem stayed here & ran radio last evening while Sheryl & Leland were at basketball till 11 o'clock. Weather colder frozen in pantry last nite & today. 

Sunday, January 15. A delightful winter day. I feel that I should go to Church but still have such a dirty cold in my head. Lem brot Beulah & Irene to s.s.

Monday, January 16. Lem & the girls stoped for me to go home with them yesterday from s.s. So I stayed all nite & just got home this even. Oli & Johnny came in with the car. 

Tuesday, January 17.  Weather colder, Abe stoped a moment brot eggs cream & milk. Dressed two chickens this a.m. Bessie gave me to bring home last nite, will can part of them tomorrow.

Wednesday, January 18. A sleety rainy day.  Abe took up my $35 note at Bank today that I borrowed last Sep 28 to finish paying taxes. Leland brot in a basket of washed baby clothes for me to hang in basement to dry this morn.

The end of this weeks diary readings, see you back with these two diaries around and about next Thursday.  Grandma Donna

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