October, November, & December of 1946
Hair done & some shopping – Helbings & Bursey’s came over for a while.
Bridge at Barretts, after working all day.
Cleaned house all day.
Washed windows & cleaned. Jerre Joan Burks was born today – Jack S. taking piano & voice. Geo taking violin. Oh my. Geo says he’s best speller in room.
Waxed floors. Coffee with Neta.
Cleaned, Cooked, took nap. Ol planted onions. We went to Dr. Helbings in eve. Oma Foley’s sister passed away.
Laundry – Tried to get things done, but didn’t. Visited Marjorie Burks in Hospital.
Worked – Saw Dr. Helbing. He said I was OK. Attended Oma’s sister’s funeral. Dressmaker – Mrs. Bursey’s for flowers. Bought Joan rubber doll.
Worked all morn. Bridge in afternoon at Mamie Parker’s. I won everything – Worked. Lillian, maid at office helped me.
Lillian again today – Had letter from Ollie. Glen is in Hospital for check up. Looks bad. Must be his lungs. Ol on country funeral. Sis picture show.
Glenn had problems with his lungs resulting from USS IINDIANAPOLIS sinking.
Ol goes to Wichita on funeral. Alice M. goes with him & stays alnight with Elsie. I kept Joan. She was just as good as she could be.
Sis comes home. Also gets letter from Geo asking her to come to China for a year. Sis is worried. Birthday was nice – Lunch with Neta, coffee with Ma. Dinner with Horace Carswells.
Parents of Medal of Honor winner that Carswell AFB was named for. According to Short Bio Jr. died Oct. 26,’44.
I worked all day getting ready for 1907 Study Club tomorrow. Burseys to have dinner with us.
Study Club here. Ol & I drove over to Weatherford tonight getting miles on ambulance. Jack & Oliver worked all night.
Town had hair done – rain.
Night Club at Bursey’s
Football game, Ol, Geo & I
Coffee with Neta – Visited Marzelle – Her sister, Cara very low.
Ol went to stag party
Cooked all day. Ol left about 3 P.M. to take Pete Yount to Okla. For burial.
Cora Amyette Cooke died early this morn. I helped today with Jack & Marjorie’s little girl while Marzelle was at Cora’s.
Ol got home late last night. Cora’s funeral today. Sis stayed with Marjorie.
Bridge Club at Mildred Switzer’s
Attended 1st judging show (flowers) at library. Learned lots.
2nd day of school. Interesting – Sis had stork shower in eve for Shirley Moates.
Glen went home today from hosp. Took Velma Vinzant to Antique show – Coffee with Neta – Played bridge with Bursey’s - Geo to Dr. for change of glasses.
Sunday School – Glad to see every one. Ol had to work – I slept all afternoon - picked up pecans late. Sis made cake – We took it to Ma’s – got Joan out of bed.
Andy Herring died this morn – Heart attackt. I cleaned all morn. 1907 Study Club – picture show in eve – Ol worked in garden
Ol & I went to Plano. Ol helped conduct Andy’s funeral – Stopped back by Dallas – Ate dinner at Jay’s Marine Grill.
Worked all day – Club at Garrison’s in eve. Lillian helped me today – Claire came in – Ol works in garden all week.
Claire & I went to town this morn. She left at 1 P.M. for Cleveland, Ohio Camp fire.
Kids all out for Halloween.
Worked in yard – rained some – Geo stayed home from school with asthma – Ol went to foot ball game.
Raining so hard all day, we didn’t go to Neta’s for coffee. Joan gets cuter every day – Ol goes to stag party.
Ol goes to Taylor on Service
Rain – Com. meeting for Garden Club at Lellas
Hair done – Visited Lady Lions – Sure had a good time – Picture show in eve. Got peppers from Mrs. Bursey.
Sunshine. Laundry, Bridge Club at 12 Noon at Lollie Wyatts. Ma’s for Coffee, Bridge at B. Burks in eve. Sis bought Mahogony chest of drawers $35.00.
Laundry, Beautiful day – took shirts to Becky to iorn. Sent Sis to Dallas to get clay for Marvin. Ollie thinks it will be wonderful for him.
Just picked up.
Coffee with Neta – Cleaned house.
Slept late – cooked – Ol Geo & I went riding in truck in country. Had late lunch – Winnie & Mary came by in evening.
Laundry – A.M. & Joan slept until 11 - 1907 Study Club – I went by to see about Marzelle, Bradley called – She was sick – Got her settled.
Town – picture show in evening.
Round Table Dinner at Colonial – Bridge afterwards.
Town – just about have my Xmas shopping done – Burseys for Bridge in evening.
Sis & Joan, Suzanne & Pamela Johnson left early this morn for Zoe’s in Weatherford to stay all day – raining & cold – LONESOME – I make more fruit cake.
Elsie & kids came down for Shrine Circus. A.M. Joan & Geo went with her. Joan’s first circus – the only thing she could see was the Babies around her & the dogs.
Ol Geo. & I went to a picture show.
Town – took Joan & Grandma down town in new Chevrolet to see Xmas windows & Santa. She (Joan) still couldn’t see a thing but babies.
Joan hasn’t slept good for several nights – Too much excitement (s)
Day Club at Mrs. Bursey’s. Ol went to Childress to take Nora Bishops father – home late.
Twiss took us to Boat Club for dinner. Also Jim McCaul’s. Ol gave me new mix master. Garden Club met today. I’m hostess, also gave the program.
Trying to pick up. Lecture Dorthy Biddle Flower Arrangement
Coffee with Neta
Pour tea at Glen Garden for Tea for Winnie – Grand Reo of Arizona –Circus at night. Helbings & Burseys – Took them to dinner – Earnest Jr. went with us – He’s just back from Japan.
Dallas flower judging – Mildred *Mones – Staying at Baker Hotel.
Marzelle operated – Dallas – course was hard but think I passed. It’s cold. Came home found A.M. had burned seat out of new Chevrolet. Wonder the house & everyone wasn’t burned – we’re thankful.
See ref. to “new Chevrolet” TEN days earlier.
Home Coming at School – dinner – dance
Thanksgiving lunch with Ma – football game – Elsie & Ralph went with us – We took supper – We one over Paschal – Claire Barricks got in for lunch.
Should have been Northside Homecoming game.
Picked up – Marvin & Elbertine left for California golf match.
Coffee with Neta & stayed in afternoon with Marzelle who’s in hospital.
Work all day
Hair done – Staying over at the house all I can.
Day Club at Nep’s I won high – Night Club here.
Staying with Ma
Went football game in Dallas – lots of fun. Ol, Gene Elder, Francis Jarvis, Martha Anne & Me took Food we won – Jack went with yell leaders.
Playoff game #1
Coffee – Winnie & Mary went to Shreveport yesterday. I took them to train.
Worked all day – Ol had out of town funeral.
1907 Study club – Marzelle came home from hospital.
Sewed all day with Ma most of time – Ol has out of town funeral – stuck in mud 3 times – raining & bad.
Hair dress – Night Club at Wyatt’s.
Christmas program at Women’s Club
Laundry Kiwanis Banquet – nice party
Foot Ball game in Dallas – N.S. & Highland Park – Ol took bunch of girls – I kept Joan & George – Highland Park won.
Playoff game #2
Ol went to Taylor on funeral, came home with terrific headache. Suffered alnight. I went to council fire. I made Georges’ Santa Clause suit – Jack had to milk.
Dr. Helbing gave Ol the works – headache better – Joan has bad tonsils – I doctored all day. Jack & I having to milk & we don’t like it.
Ol better – I addressed Xmas Cards all day – bad weather – These days are sure blue ones for us – wish we could sleep thru Xmas.
Son, Bill died suddenly a year ago at age 15.
Christmas Day Club at Mrs. Helbings – Mrs. Parker had my name, nice apron – Ol still in bed. I went to school in eve to see George as Santa’s helper – Ollie & Glenn seem ok.
Bad day – I didn’t go to Garden Club or Mattie Jane’s either – Stayed home all day. Ol went to work – Scout or Cub meeting in eve – Jack went with Geo.
Mrs. Helbing’s birthday – Beautiful day – Mailed cards – Finished Ma’s bed shoes – Alice M. & girls have their Xmas party – Jack goes to formal dance – Betty Jo Reid.
Is it formal dance or forman dance.
Coffee with Neta – Worked all day – One of the new emergency cars made it’s first runs today – It’s really red – took kids to see Santa – They loved it.
Worked all day Don’t seem to get things done.
Worked again all day.
Took Ma to cemetaries – Jack went with us – It sure was hard to take. Ma did fine – Elsie, Ralph and kids came down late – Winnie stayed alnight .
Bill would have been 16 today.
Must have visited Bill’s grave at Mt Olivet. Bill had died a year earlier on Dec. 27, ’45.
We had a quiet day – Winnie stayed alnight with us again – dinner at Ma’s – We all talked to Ollie & Glenn in Cambridge Mass.
Every thing makes me think of Bill – Winnie & Mary had Ol & I over for rabbit – they have been wonderful to us & poor Winnie is blue.
Can’t do much today – Winnie & Mary came over to dinner – Took us to picture show.
Coffee with Neta – Kept Joan last night – Sis & Geo went to show.
Cooked lunch & just milled around – Ol has to work, Edna Reids’ grandmother died yesterday.
Ol works hard all day. Eggnog at Mattie June Muse Farley’s.
Snow this morn. Everything white – Joan has rash – too much grape fruit.
That is the last entry in the four year diary.
Labels: Final entry from '42 - '46 diary