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The photo is my son and myself. Now days you can get a photo made to look old like this one. This photo was taken when this was the new look.

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 ....
 

Diary of Sarah May 1932

August 2, 2019

I apologize about being so slow getting the diary posts out. I am running on slow lately but still ticking along.  I want to mention that I have two links at the bottom of this post that I want to share with you.  I will get to the diary here now.

Diary of Sarah 1932

Sunday, May 1st, 1932 

May 1st and it takes a fire and stove to make one comfortable. Has its usual morning task and then work for quite a while with the chickens. Made preparations and attended the church and Sunday school services. Home and prepare dinner. Harry, Jennie, and family here for dinner and the afternoon. Usual evening class to see to. Tired and sleepy.

Monday, May 2nd, 1932 

A fine Bright Day with a good stiff breeze astir. Had the usual early morning tasks, saw to the young chickens and then got busy with the washing for both families. Finished about 10:30 and hung my own washing on the line. Dinner. Just after dinner, father and I with a lift from Joseph transferred to coops of chickens to the chicken yard back of the chicken house. collected news for the paper and took in the clothes. Usual evening task, then supper. Did a little copying. Sleepy and tired. Late. 

Tuesday, May 3rd, 1932 

Another fine day bright and beautiful this a.m. cloudy this p.m. and sprinkling rain this evening. Usual early morning task outside and indoors. Then got busy and finished copying the news for the paper. Have the after breakfast work to do and prepared for dinner. Found the other Coop of chickens we're picking each other so badly that we move them into the chicken yard also. Violet drop in on us at noon bringing me a nice pitcher put up especially for ice drinks. Worked a while this p.m. on the family genealogy. Henry here for supper and the evening.

Wednesday, May 4th, 1932

Cloudy quite early but cleared and good time so that one may say we had a fine bright day and I think the warmest we have had. Had the usual early morning tasks to see two and the little chickens. Then sat down to write. Added a few lines to the family genealogy then sealed it and also a letter for Mrs. Willis and carried them to the mailbox. Father reported that he wanted early dinner, so I got busy and serve dinner at 11:00.  This p.m. I cleared off the east porch, scrubbed it and the pavement. Wrote a long letter to the Rosses. Dampened the clothes saw to usual morning task. Set four hens in brooder and one in the lower shed. Supper. 

Thursday, May 5th, 1932

Bright, beautiful and very warm all day. Had the usual morning task and spent quite a bit of time with the poultry. Spent some time looking up my topic for the L. A. S. This p.m. topic God's justice. Made out a seed order for the Livingstone seed company and then packaged a couple of dozen rhubarb for town. Dinner. hurried to dress and was just ready when Miss green came for me to go to Franklin where the L. A. S. was held with Ada Brunell. Home for evening tasks. Very tired. 9:40. 

Friday, May 6th, 1932 

Bright and very warm, I think the warmest day we have had. Had the usual morning tasks to see to looked after the young chickens and the setting hens. Started the plant and did the week's ironing. Opened a can of soup meat and made a kettle of vegetable soup. Jennie, Henry and Ruth here just after dinner, for a short time and then on to the hatchery. Gave the bedroom, living room, hallway and the stairs by special cleanup. Baked an angel food cake usual evening tasks and supper. 10:20 

Saturday,May 7th, 1932 

I rose in good time and had the usual early morning tasks. Clipped the asparagus and got it ready for Town. Bake several pies and then serve dinner. After dinner work scrubbed the West porch and pavement and iced the angel food cake. Mopped up the kitchen linoleum. Father brought up and emptied three meat jars from the seller and I cleaned them up. I also swept down the cellar way good. Usual evening tasks. Earnest, V. and Jim here for supper. 

Sunday, May 8th,1932 

Some clouds and some sunshine all together a good day. Had the usual necessary tasks outdoors and inside. Made preparations and attended church and Sunday school services at both of which special tribute was paid to the mothers, this being mother's Day. Home for dinner. Looked after the chickens and then lay down and took a good nap. Father and I were alone today. I was quite well remembered by the children. Earnest, Viv and Jim here for evening. 10:30  

Monday May 9th, 1932 

Cloudy a good part of the day but a good breeze astir this p.m. had the usual morning cast indoors and outside. Made preparations and got at the washing and good time. Finished the regular washing about 10:30. Then I wash the two comforters for Ruth and with Father's help got them through the rinse water and on the clothesline. Dinner. This p.m. I collect it news and saw to the chickens. Supper. Did a good bit of copying this evening. 9:30 

Tuesday, May 10th, 1932 

Cloudy and cooler with a good breeze astir. Had the usual morning tasks indoors and outside. Set the bedroom and living room in order and swept all around. Prepared early dinner, after studying the list of candidates for this p.m.. Dinner. This p.m., father, Joseph and I got off to Franklin and good time and saw two voting. Home again at 1:30. After dinner work and the poultry to see to. Empty the washer and stored it. Set flowers in one of the tubs. Evening task. Baked a velvet sponge cake. Supper. Iced the cake. Letters from Aunt Lizzie and Ruth today. 9:40 

Wednesday, May 11th, 1932 

Dull, gloomy, cloudy and rainy the whole day through. Had the usual morning tasks indoors and outside. Prepared some chocolate for coating and dipped a pound of marshmallows. Set the house in order, stored some of the ironed clothes. Dinner. This p.m I saw to the young chickens. Father and I shelled several bushels of corn and got down a few bushels of wheat from The granary in preparation for grinding chick feed. Usual evening task. Supper 9 o'clock. 

Thursday, May 12th, 1932 

Dull and cloudy all the day through. I rather cool stiff breeze astir all day. Warmer and somewhat more a mist towards evening. Had the usual daily routine of duties indoors and outside. In addition, I put a binding on the end of a comforter and mended a bed-sheet, Hemmed four or five kerchiefs, clipped the asparagus, help the men with a feed grinding and carried water to the chickens. Usually evening tasks and supper 9:40 

Friday, May 13th, 1932 

Cloudy and bright alternately this a.m. Fine and bright all this afternoon. Had the usual morning task indoors and outside. Set out the flowers in the front yard tub, gave our bedroom it's special cleanup for the week and did some mending. Prepared and served dinner. This p.m. I baked a white cake, spent quite a bit of time with the young chickens and the telephone, clipped the asparagus and had the usual evening task. Iced the cake, some reading. 9:40

Saturday, May 14, 1932

Fine and bright early this a.m. Clouding up a little later and remained dull and cloudy until evening with some sprinkling rain this p.m. Had the usual daily routine of tasks indoors and outside. Baked several pies, gave the living room and kitchen a special clean up and mopping cleaned up and swept the east porch, scrubbed the west porch and pavement. Did some mending since supper. Earnest,.Viv, and Jim here for supper and the evening. After 11:00

Sunday, May 15, 1932

Cloudy this a.m. with a slight sprinkle of rain. Bright this p.m. Had the usual necessary morning tasks to see to, and made some preparations for dinner. Attended church and Sunday School services. Home at noon. Henry, Jennie and family and Violet and boys all here for dinner and the afternoon. Joseph and his family and Earnest, Viv and Jim here this evening. Had the usual evening tasks.

Monday, May 16, 1932

A sort of fitful day. A stiff breeze astir, some clouds, some sunshine and some rain. Usual morning tasks. Did the weeks washing for the two families, after helping Joseph get off with a coop of chickens for Mrs. Slone. Dinner.  After dinner and work and care of the chickens. Collected my news items and got in the clothes. The grip seems to getting good hold of me. Usual evening tasks. A.m. taking grip tablets. Did a little copying this evening.

Tuesday, May 17, 1932

A fine bright day but I was feeling too bum to enjoy it. Had the usual early morning tasks to see to. Father gave me a lift and I was feeling so bum. After breakfast, I sat down and copied the news items for the paper. Set the house in order and prepared dinner for Father. Managed to get through with the after dinner work and then went to bed. Got up about 4:00 this p.m. and managed to drag through the evening tasks. Henry and family here this evening to get a calf. 10:10

Wednesday, May 18, 1932

A fine day withall but cool enough, that I kept the fire going in the heating stove and the outside doors closed all the day through. Some clouds and some sunshine and a good breeze astir all day. Feel much better today but so weak that I was of little worth. Did not go to bed but rested quite a bit in the rocker. Managed to do the necessary daily tasks and wrote a couple of letters. Mr. and Mrs Leech and got 300 sweet potato plants, almost 10:00

Thursday, May 19, 1932

A fine bright day and much warmer. Still feeling quite weak this a.m. but growing stronger toward noon. Had the usual morning tasks and care of the poultry and then had to rest for a time. Dampened down the clothes and prepared to iron but Violet called on the telephone and it got too late so I prepared and served dinner. This p.m. I shelled a lot of popcorn. Popped two lard cans and the 24 kettle quart kettle full. went up to Josephs and with fathers help made 105 or 6 for the school picnic tomorrow. Usual evening tasks. 

Friday, May 20, 1932

A fine bright day and very warm. Had the usual morning usual tasks outside and indoors. Then started the plants and did the weeks ironing for both families. Had to stop long enough to look after some turkey eggs and the men formed the arrangement. Turkey hen was in the pasture field.  about 11:10 Joseph took Ruth, Robert, Char and I up to the school house where we joined a picnic crowd and was there until 3:30. A good dinner and a fine time. Home for evening tasks and supper. 9:40

Saturday, May 21, 1932

Bright for the most part and very warm. Had the usual daily routine of tasks of indoors and outside. Baked several pies, washed and weighed nine pounds of asparagus. Entertained Henry, Jennie and Family to dinner. Scrubbed the west porch and pavement, mopped up in the living room and kitchen and saw to the usual evening tasks. Earnest, Viv and Jim here for supper and the evening. Must take a bath. 10:20

Sunday, May 22, 1932

Cloudy and unusually cold for May. We had a fire in the heating stove all day and evening. Had the usual necessary tasks, outside and indoors. Made preparations and attended church and Sunday school services. Home again for noon. Saw to the dinner and the chickens. Read some then too nap. Cousins Fred and Bessie visited with us this p.m. Joseph and Family here later. Earnest, Viv and Jim here this evening. Still feeling Grippy. 11:00

Monday, May 23, 1932

A fine and bright day with a good breeze astir. Had the usual tasks outside and indoors. Prepared and did the weeks washing for the two families and hung mine out. Dinner and after dinner work. Collected news items until almost 3:30. Violet drove in and made us a nice visit bringing us a mess of fish. Supper at 6:00. Usual evening tasks. Copied a few sheets of news items. 

Tuesday, May 24, 1932

Bright and hot today. Had the regular daily routine of duty of indoors and outside. Soon as I finished the morning tasks, I sat down and finished copying the news items. Set the house in order, gave father a little assistance in the garden, prepared and served dinner. Made ready and with father and Frank went to Dayton where we purchased wallpaper for the living room and did some trading at Miamisburg and Franklin on the return trip. Home for supper and the usual evening task. Almost 9:00

Wednesday, May 25, 1932

Bright and hot and still dry. Had the usual morning tasks both before and after breakfast. Then I assisted Father in putting out the pansies and Geraniums and the cardinal climbers. Got the plants ready and did the weeks ironing. Then served dinner. After dinner, work and care of the chickies. Work at the mending and stored the ironed clothes. Stopped for evening tasks and supper. Clipped the asparagus, saw to the wood and cobs for morning. After supper work, 9:35

Thursday, May 26, 1932

Quite warm all the day through with some clouds and some sunshine. Had the regular daily routine of tasks indoors and outside. Finished the weeks mending and stored the remainder of the clothes. Mrs. Green and Esther called this evening. Made out an order for sears roebuck and company. Got all my flour seed and bulbs together in readiness for planting. Took off some little chickens and brought them in the house. Had the usual evening tasks.

Friday, May 27, 1932

Cool and fresh after our sprinkle of rain last evening and cloudy all the day through. Had the usual morning tasks. Took off the rest of the little chickens and I had 56. Went to the garden and picked three quarts of strawberries. Set the dinner on This p.m. I went with Joseph to Franklin and on over to Margaret taking to her the chickens. Home for evening tasks. Leona and Irene here this evening. Late. Viv, Jim Clara, Liz and Mrs. Danken here late. 

Saturday, May 28, 1932

Cold and cloudy getting still colder this p.m. and evening. Had the usual early morning tasks to see to indoors and outside. Did a lot of telephoning in regards to a flower price for Mrs. Wonderly and then baked a couple of pies, a couple of pie shells and pan of cinnamon nuts. Made a couple of sandwiches and ate a bit of dinner. This p.m. Father, Joseph and I, with Mrs. Green and Mrs. Blackburn attended the funeral of Mrs. Wonderly. Home for evening tasks. 

Sunday, May 29, 1932

A rather bright day and somewhat warmer. Had the usual morning tasks to see to. Made a couple of lemon pies and some other preparation for dinner. Attended church and Sunday School and returned to find Henry and family here. Helped Jennie finish the dinner preparations. Went with Joseph to call on Mr. Weston but found they were not at home. Back again for the evening tasks and supper. 

Monday, May 30, 1932

Decoration Day. A fine bright day and not a sprinkle of rain as we had hoped for. Had the usual morning tasks to see to and got at the washing which is large. I finished by noon and had our clothes on the line. Dinner, cared for the young chickens, took in the clothes and collected the items of news. Could not get all of my parties copied a few sheets. Supper, evening tasks. Got in some gardening stuff for Earnest who with V and Jim visited with us for a while. Late. 

Tuesday, May 31, 1932

Some sunshine but rather dull and cloudy all the day. Looks as if it may rain before morning. Usual early morning tasks to see to. Finished copying my news for the paper. Drew off the wash water which father carried out for me. Dinner and after dinner work. Got the flower seed together, father and I planted seeds and gladioli bulbs. Supper and evening tasks. Dipped a lot of marshmallows. 10:30.

Here are two you tube video links for you that I follow as these young folks are trying to what it is best for their family in today's world that seems to be more toxic than ever before. 

This is Jason, Lorraine and their daughter Penelope. After Jason became diagnosed with cancer and went through Chemo he went into remission and he asked the doctor "What do I do now?". The doctor said to just go back to normal but Jason said that did not make sense. Normal was when he got cancer and so he wanted a change. This is their story and how they have made their change. Their you tube channel is called Sow the land. 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TLh-mxLNUhc

And

 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iFrYhkkkwHI&t=45s

Grandma Donna


Grandma Donna

 
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