Saturday, April 2, 2011

April 2, 1932: Armbrusters' Dance

Bright except a dusty haze in the morning and the wind blew from the north and a little west. Miss Kulhany washed clothes and cleaned her room and went to Armbrusters' Dance with Otto in the evening. I got meals and baked bread and cake and mended and ironed clothes. Roy, Will and William deheaded cane in a.m. Ben came at noon, also Curt, and they finished the combining of cane.

Will and Oscar Jackson, who came in the evening, got J. H. Tate and took me to Armbrusters' Dance, and they went on to Lakeview Tax-payers' Meeting. Wm went horse-back to Dave's and on to the Dance, and we all got home at 3:40 a.m. and to bed at 4 o'clock. There was a nice crowd at the dance and I enjoyed the music that came from Presho, a banjo and violin.

Friday, April 1, 2011

April 1 in Boyd County Nebraska

Note: Hattie and Will lived about a mile from Spencer, Nebraska in the years after their marriage until the latter part of 1923, when they moved to Todd County, South Dakota. These entries are all from the Nebraska years.

April 1, 1920: Was cloudy and cold this morning, started to snow at about 9 o’clock and was a regular blizzard for awhile until about 2 p.m., so we had a nap. Will hauled a load of cobs, put them in bin. He went after eli at Clausen’s, left it at Knolls, brought Spreader home. Howard helped him. I didn’t do much work as I am feeling not so well, but started to fix my jacket suit.

April 1, 1921: Was a very warm bright day. Will worked on baby-chick house until Billie came at 11 p.m., then they tried to get engine to work until noon, but couldn’t so in p.m. dug post holes for hog pasture until supper time. I started to lathe partitions in baby-chick house. In evening we took Billie to Spencer as there is a play by High School Juniors, “What Happened to Jones.”

April 1, 1922: Was a bright warm day but cloudy in forenoon and p.m. was nice. Will fixed ties floor in hog shanty and put sand on them, got a load of straw at Bosek’s and went to Wards, got a gate and trough. I went along to Wards. Will had a headache all day and a cold. I baked bread and pie and sewed some and mopped.

April 1, 1923: Easter Sunday. A bright day until towards evening cloudy. South wind cool in a.m. but afternoon quite warm. We did up work and Will started to trim those few cherry trees and cut his hand. William Whiting came out about 11:30 a.m. and he and Will went for a ride in the afternoon via Ableidingers, Chas. Clouse and via Dist. 14 school house and on home. I just read and did a little work after.

Monday, March 28, 2011

Short Hiatus

From Lisa: I'm working to meet a couple of end-of-the-month deadlines, but Hattie's posts will return on April 1. Meanwhile, I've moved the links to archived posts to the immediate left of the blog, so feel free to browse around (and don't forget to click on the 2010 link at the bottom of the list for older posts).