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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 Readings July 30 - August 5, 1943

July 29, 2022

We continue the diary readings of Lil and Bob and Lena and her son Richard in the year of 1943.  To read from the beginning look back on my blog under living like the past and go back to January 1st, 2022 to read the 1943 diaries. 

We continue with the reading of Lil's diary.

Friday, July 30, 1943.  Nice & cool - Done the ironing - made apple sauce - watered front lawn.

Saturday, July 31.  Nice cool day - cleaned up house made jello - Bob home early & done the shoppping - (ice)

Sunday, Aug 1. Cool wind - Slept till 8 o-clock - Bob up for a Chronicle - cut front lawn.  B.M. here in evening.

Monday, Aug 2.  Hot day 90 degrees 88 degrees watered back lawn all a.m. Nothing doing in P.M. McDonaldo of B. called in a.m.

Tuesday, Aug 3. Nice, not so hot - done some watering - after dinner up Town sent Bob to shop - called on Mrs. Pettygrew. 

Wednesday, Aug 4. Fine & cool - Dressed two broilers - chicken for dinner Sweet corn for supper from Emmas garden - Yum! Yum!

Thursday, Aug 5.  Nice day but quite windy - cut back lawn - B.M. called - Bob had car serviced & got a hair cut.

End of Lil's diary for this week, now on to see what Lena is doing.

Continuing the reading of Lena and her son Richard.

Friday, July 30, 1943.  Rather rainy this morning but cleared off so I went to West Leb for fish.  Got butter fish and mackerel also 15 points of round steak. They seemed to have quite a lot of meat.  Afternoon went to the home Market and got quite a lot of stuff as much as I could carry.  My little Jeep has not been shipped and Eunice said they would send it right along.

Saturday, July 31.  Didn't go out but did a lot of cleaning and made ice cream baked beans and apple pie.  Felt pretty well best I have for some time and didn't tire so quickly.  CLeaned the pantry and toilet floors and the kitchen floor and waxed it and did a thoro job on all three meaning I moved things and did the whole floor.  Must go to bed sleepy.

Sunday, August 1.  This is quite a warm day.  Guess I did too much yesterday as I dont seem to have much energy left but havn't much to do.  Thot Id try the shell beans.  Picked a small mess and either picked them too soon or didnt cook them long enough as they were hard guess the later and will cook them longer next time.

Monday, August 2.  Did the washing and Richard was mowing the lawn this after dinner so got the clothes in.  Was nice day thot id just rest but went out and raked the lawn and did a little work in the garden and killed the first tomato worm.

Tuesday, Aug 3.  Did most of the ironing this morning and then afternoon went shopping Had a real smart shower after Richard got home everything still looks green think my beans must be ready to pick soon.  Am in hopes I'll have a few string beans and beets that I planted July 29.  Have a little more room perhaps I might plant some more if I could find them. 

Wednesday, Aug 4.  This is a real rainy day but didnt come on very much til after dinner then it just poured most of the P.M.  I let down a dress and fixed Richards pants the hem was worn.  This a.m. went to W. Leb and got some fish but halibut was hardly eatable. I never get halibut fit to eat got salmon for tomorrow hope it will be better. 

Thursday, Aug 5.  Looks as if it might rain sometime today.  Went over street and called at the express office about the little cart Eunice is sending and while over there it was left on the piazza.  Am glad it has come at last but my shopping isn't so much just now I cant get some things I want and it is too bulky to use for small things, but it will be very handy for many things.  Wrote Eunice and went again and mailed her letter and did other errands.  Had beets and carrots from the garden and made mayonaise for potato and johnny cake and finished the ice cream this is Friday. 

That's it for this weeks reading, I am glad that Lena will be able to roll her little cart now instead of carrying her groceries.  :)  Grandma Donna

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