~ Hidden Timber, South Dakota
September 22, 1932, Thursday: Bright day but cool S.E. breeze. I got the meals and canned jars of tomatoes. We had fried cotton-tail rabbits for supper. Will cut cane south of Lattimores and Narve shucked in a.m., and in p.m. finished raking cane west of alfalfa, for Wm finished cutting it and started to rake in a.m., and in p.m. he went to the pasture after taking Will’s horses to the binder, but Will went to Greer’s son-in-law to see about cattle that were in our field, but he could not catch them, so they were left south of home.
Narve and the dog Smoke got the rabbits for supper as they finished raking, and then he started to mow alfalfa north of the barn. Will got coal at Valentine Tuesday, and it is certainly nice.
September 22, 1934, Saturday: This is a bright day and a terrific wind. Nellie Larmer’s birthday, Lee’s tomorrow and Dave’s was the 8th and Nellie Brandon’s the 15th this month. I churned butter, picked grapes from stems and cooked them, but did not can them for Lee, Lemoyne and Narvin came and stayed for dinner, and I talked to them about Everything from Hooch to Girls, and they went to Ed’s after dinner. Maggie ironed and did all the work and we ate an early supper and went to Winner. Fritz went to Lattimore’s for the week-end.
September 22, 1940, Sunday: Will and I went to John Jansen’s to a shower for Mrs. Anthia Furrey. Those there were Jim Mann, Harry Furrey, Tom Sazama, Henry Sells, John Larson, Jay Tate, Wm Van Epps, Bert Roundy, all about Gerald Furrey who had to work on Valentine-Mission Road, but he came in the evening for Mrs. and presents. Others were Jim Dowd, Tom Lydon, Holmes, Mordeaux, Kingsley families and Rank Schneiderweit, Mildred and Pauline Anderson, Mrs. Howard Drucker (Gladys Mercheu), Mrs. Clarence Figert, son Merton Joe, Mr. Kingsley. I don’t know how many of the family came from Wood to see Mrs. Roundy, but they did not stay, Andrews was the name. John Jansen family, Will and I, also the Russell Family and some of Clementzs. She got lovely presents and we all had a nice time and lovely lunch. This is Nellie Larmer’s 57th birthday.
September 22, 1956, Saturday: Bright, hot in p.m. Will and I went to Furreys to wee about canning tomatoes for them, but Louise thinks they can do it if she feels better, so we came home. Went to Winner to get insulin and jars to can, but could not get any, so came back. Bill Abbotts got the 1 qt. size. Bill is with Don Moosmier in the Hills, hunting antelope, so W. L. and Inez are taking cream to Winner.