~ Hidden Timber, South Dakota
August 26, 1929, Monday: Nellie, Louise and I went to Valentine in p.m. I told Mrs. D. Schmidt about Louise's surprise shower. Nellie got her teeth fixed, and Louise and I shopped. She bought her wedding outfit, a blue dress, tan shoes and stockings, and a light tan hat.
August 26, 1934, Sunday: A cool night, bright nice day. Will got in time for breakfast, for Fritz and Elmer chored, then Will and Elmer took me to church at 10:45, and they came back, and Will and Maggie brought the lunch up, for we ate dinner after Mass, and it was a wonderful meal consisting of 3 kinds of potato salad, pork and beans, several kinds of sandwiches, radish, ripe tomatoes, cucumbers, pickles, fried chicken, vegetable stew, roast beef, lemon and apple pie, several kinds of cakes, coffee, cream, sugar, pepper and salt, and it was a delicious feed.
August 26, 1945, Sunday: Bright, hot, got to 90 above and some clouds towards evening, which was a real rain after dark, some lightning. I got breakfast, Will took me to 10:30 a.m. Mountain time church at Hidden Timber. We took Athel, David and Betty Harp. Doris is at Ainsworth with her grandparents, and Thomas is helping Stanley combine on Curtis Woods, and also Seth Whiting is helping. Will and Billie Van Epps went there during Mass.
Brother Hartman came with Fr. Grether. Fr. has been back to Ohio to his Sister's Golden Jubilee as a nun. Bro. Hartman built St. Francis and our church, 40 years ago at St. Francis, so his hair is gray.
August 26, 1950, Saturday: Mrs. Abbott and I and Cora Ann went down to Harps to see their refrigerator and gas cook stove.