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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 May 3 - May 9

May 1, 2022

We continue the 1943 Diary Readings of Lil and Lena.  To Read from the beginning go back through the menu bar and click Living like the past and that will take you back to the first reading starting  January 1. 

We start with Lil and Bob's diary.

Monday, May 3, 1943.  Nice day - Worked Nuco sprinkled clothes for iroining  Bob home late - Richard Sick with asthma.

Tuesday, May 4. Fine. Done the ironing - Set 3 box woods in front from Frahms - Bob late.  left car at s. oil S. Station. 

Wednesday, May 5. Nice day - Done some sewing, baked a pud - Bob home 1-50 Richard some better.

Thursday, May 6. Fine - Cut & watered back lawn - Bob home at 1-30. Up town to shop.

Friday, May 7. Summer Day, 80 degrees - Cleaned living room - Bob home late but feeling very puny Richard some better.  

Saturday, May 8. High wind in night - Warm today 82 degrees - Don Fergison & family here in afternoon Bob mowed lawns this Eve -

Sunday, May 9.  Mothers Day - Bob at O.T. over to help R - Helen Roy & Jean up with  M.D. gift & all at colony for dinner. 

Not much going on in Lil's this week so we will move on to read the diary of Lena.

The Diary of Lena and Richard.  Lena is in her 70s, retired and a widow, her son Richard lives with her and works downtown.

Monday, May 3, 1943.  This is another rainy day more so than Friday Woke up with a headache and dosed up a little but for the first time in several years had to get up and lost something very sour stomach went back to bed for awhile then started the fire and didn't get up til almost 9 Oclock.  First sick day for a long time.  Richard thinks Ive overdone.  Perhaps I have but will get rested.  Ive done the worst I guess but want to finish his room then begin on the garden I do dread that. 

Tuesday, May 4.  45 degrees.  Felt better today and did my washing.  White frost most every morning till this.

Wednesday, May 5.  Did all the ironing and made cup custards.  Got all stired up as the plowman parked his cart over on ours and had made a free park of our garden.  THey had the other two gardens plowed and I was busy and didn;t see them til Richard came home.  I went down and told them to get off.  I don't see why they always take advantage of us without leave.  They trod down the asparagus last year but this is a very late season 15 days late I saw in the Globe.  As yet, the trees are entirely without buds just starting.  White frost this morning.  

Thursday, May 6, 32 degrees.  white frost this morning but Sun shines.  I went down and started spading the garden this morning it wasnt very bad and think I can have quite a garden inside a week if I keep at it.  Unles it warms up Ill have time enough.  I must plant beans for shell as those are best  Tomatoes to can and for mince meat.  Came on rainy after dark.  Went over street doing errands. Found Freds Mtg and must send it for his sig.

Friday, May 7, 40 degrees  Foggy and warmer.  Made a fire in the furnace in the afternoon and it kept all night too warm.  went out and did a little more spading in the garden.  Tried to get the fertilizer in two different places and wont have it til next week. 

Saturday, May 8.  I went out and spaded a while but didn't do quite as much as id like to I have a space most done perhaps 10-8 by 40 feet and shall do about as much more I think that is all I can take care of especialy if the bugs come.  Rained this afternoon quite a lot. 

Sunday, May 9, 41 degrees. This is a very lovely day and I spunked up and went to church.  Mothers day "intended to get me a white carnation but it rained so I didn't go down after it.  Quite a lot out, many more than the Sunday I went in April.

This ends the diary readings for this week.  Grandma Donna

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