Friday, June 19, 2009

October, November, & December of 1946

Day
Date
Entry
REMARKS

Tuesday
10/1/1946
Hair done & some shopping – Helbings & Bursey’s came over for a while.



Wednesday
10/2/1946
Bridge at Barretts, after working all day.



Thursday
10/3/1946
Cleaned house all day.



Friday
10/4/1946
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.



Saturday
10/5/1946
Waxed floors. Coffee with Neta.



Sunday
10/6/1946
Cleaned, Cooked, took nap. Ol planted onions. We went to Dr. Helbings in eve. Oma Foley’s sister passed away.



Monday
10/7/1946
Laundry – Tried to get things done, but didn’t. Visited Marjorie Burks in Hospital.



Tuesday
10/8/1946
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.



Wednesday
10/9/1946
Worked all morn. Bridge in afternoon at Mamie Parker’s. I won everything – Worked. Lillian, maid at office helped me.



Thursday
10/10/1946
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.

Friday
10/11/1946
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.



Saturday
10/12/1946
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.

Sunday
10/13/1946
I worked all day getting ready for 1907 Study Club tomorrow. Burseys to have dinner with us.



Monday
10/14/1946
Study Club here. Ol & I drove over to Weatherford tonight getting miles on ambulance. Jack & Oliver worked all night.



Tuesday
10/15/1946
Town had hair done – rain.



Wednesday
10/16/1946
Night Club at Bursey’s



Thursday
10/17/1946
Garden Club



Friday
10/18/1946
Cleaned pantry
Football game, Ol, Geo & I



Saturday
10/19/1946
Coffee with Neta – Visited Marzelle – Her sister, Cara very low.
Ol went to stag party



Sunday
10/20/1946
Cooked all day. Ol left about 3 P.M. to take Pete Yount to Okla. For burial.



Monday
10/21/1946
Cora Amyette Cooke died early this morn. I helped today with Jack & Marjorie’s little girl while Marzelle was at Cora’s.



Tuesday
10/22/1946
Ol got home late last night. Cora’s funeral today. Sis stayed with Marjorie.



Wednesday
10/23/1946
Bridge Club at Mildred Switzer’s



Thursday
10/24/1946
Attended 1st judging show (flowers) at library. Learned lots.



Friday
10/25/1946
2nd day of school. Interesting – Sis had stork shower in eve for Shirley Moates.



Saturday
10/26/1946
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
10/27/1946
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.



Monday
10/28/1946
Andy Herring died this morn – Heart attackt. I cleaned all morn. 1907 Study Club – picture show in eve – Ol worked in garden



Tuesday
10/29/1946
Ol & I went to Plano. Ol helped conduct Andy’s funeral – Stopped back by Dallas – Ate dinner at Jay’s Marine Grill.



Wednesday
10/30/1946
Worked all day – Club at Garrison’s in eve. Lillian helped me today – Claire came in – Ol works in garden all week.



Thursday
10/31/1946
Claire & I went to town this morn. She left at 1 P.M. for Cleveland, Ohio Camp fire.
Kids all out for Halloween.



Friday
11/1/1946
Worked in yard – rained some – Geo stayed home from school with asthma – Ol went to foot ball game.



Saturday
11/2/1946
Raining so hard all day, we didn’t go to Neta’s for coffee. Joan gets cuter every day – Ol goes to stag party.



Sunday
11/3/1946
Ol goes to Taylor on Service



Monday
11/4/1946
Rain – Com. meeting for Garden Club at Lellas



Tuesday
11/5/1946
Hair done – Visited Lady Lions – Sure had a good time – Picture show in eve. Got peppers from Mrs. Bursey.



Wednesday
11/6/1946
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.



Thursday
11/7/1946
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.



Friday
11/8/1946
Just picked up.



Saturday
11/9/1946
Coffee with Neta – Cleaned house.



Sunday
11/10/1946
Slept late – cooked – Ol Geo & I went riding in truck in country. Had late lunch – Winnie & Mary came by in evening.



Monday
11/11/1946
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.



Tuesday
11/12/1946
Town – picture show in evening.



Wednesday
11/13/1946
Round Table Dinner at Colonial – Bridge afterwards.



Thursday
11/14/1946
Town – just about have my Xmas shopping done – Burseys for Bridge in evening.



Friday
11/15/1946
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.



Saturday
11/16/1946
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.



Sunday
11/17/1946
Ol Geo. & I went to a picture show.



Monday
11/18/1946
Town – took Joan & Grandma down town in new Chevrolet to see Xmas windows & Santa. She (Joan) still couldn’t see a thing but babies.



Tuesday
11/19/1946
Joan hasn’t slept good for several nights – Too much excitement (s)



Wednesday
11/20/1946
Day Club at Mrs. Bursey’s. Ol went to Childress to take Nora Bishops father – home late.



Thursday
11/21/1946
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.



Friday
11/22/1946
Trying to pick up. Lecture Dorthy Biddle Flower Arrangement



Saturday
11/23/1946
Coffee with Neta



Sunday
11/24/1946
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.



Monday
11/25/1946
Dallas flower judging – Mildred *Mones – Staying at Baker Hotel.

*Mones?

Tuesday
11/26/1946
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.

Wednesday
11/27/1946
Home Coming at School – dinner – dance



Thursday
11/28/1946
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.

Friday
11/29/1946
Picked up – Marvin & Elbertine left for California golf match.



Saturday
11/30/1946
Coffee with Neta & stayed in afternoon with Marzelle who’s in hospital.



Sunday
12/1/1946
Work all day



Monday
12/2/1946
Laundry



Tuesday
12/3/1946
Hair done – Staying over at the house all I can.



Wednesday
12/4/1946
Day Club at Nep’s I won high – Night Club here.



Thursday
12/5/1946
Staying with Ma



Friday
12/6/1946
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

Saturday
12/7/1946
Coffee – Winnie & Mary went to Shreveport yesterday. I took them to train.



Sunday
12/8/1946
Worked all day – Ol had out of town funeral.



Monday
12/9/1946
1907 Study club – Marzelle came home from hospital.



Tuesday
12/10/1946
Sewed all day with Ma most of time – Ol has out of town funeral – stuck in mud 3 times – raining & bad.



Wednesday
12/11/1946
Hair dress – Night Club at Wyatt’s.



Thursday
12/12/1946
Christmas program at Women’s Club



Friday
12/13/1946
Laundry Kiwanis Banquet – nice party



Saturday
12/14/1946
Foot Ball game in Dallas – N.S. & Highland Park – Ol took bunch of girls – I kept Joan & George – Highland Park won.

Playoff game #2

Sunday
12/15/1946
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.



Monday
12/16/1946
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.



Tuesday
12/17/1946
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.

Wednesday
12/18/1946
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.



Thursday
12/19/1946
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.



Friday
12/20/1946
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.

Saturday
12/21/1946
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.



Sunday
12/22/1946
Worked all day Don’t seem to get things done.



Monday
12/23/1946
Worked again all day.



Tuesday
12/24/1946
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.

Wednesday
12/25/1946
We had a quiet day – Winnie stayed alnight with us again – dinner at Ma’s – We all talked to Ollie & Glenn in Cambridge Mass.



Thursday
12/26/1946
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.



Friday
12/27/1946
Can’t do much today – Winnie & Mary came over to dinner – Took us to picture show.



Saturday
12/28/1946
Coffee with Neta – Kept Joan last night – Sis & Geo went to show.



Sunday
12/29/1946
Cooked lunch & just milled around – Ol has to work, Edna Reids’ grandmother died yesterday.



Monday
12/30/1946
Ol works hard all day. Eggnog at Mattie June Muse Farley’s.



Tuesday
12/31/1946
Snow this morn. Everything white – Joan has rash – too much grape fruit.



That is the last entry in the four year diary.

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Wednesday, January 28, 2009

July, August, September 1946

Monday
7/1/1946
Laundry. Still have Mildred first 3 days in week (maid) 3 a day from 9to 5. Sewed some, found dress had been cut wrong.

Probably THE dress she saw in OK.

Tuesday
7/2/1946
lsabelle Lewis flying in today from L.A. C. Arrived at 11:16 P.M.
Hair dress – got remaining crystal for Ollie.



Wednesday
7/3/1946
Alice M. & Isabelle went to town most all day.
We are getting some cute letters from Ollie.



Thursday
7/4/1946
Went to Bandys for swim – Aunt Betty Priddy came by for short visit – Looks good. A.M. & Isabelle & Geo. went to show. I stayed home & kept Joan. Nice quiet 4th.



Friday
7/5/1946
Isabelle leaves at twelve today. A.M. bought new black dress while Isabelle was here. Also bought black suit today. My bills are so large I can’t possibly pay them.



Saturday
7/6/1946
Ol, Geo. & I went to picture show. It was good. A.M. just goes down & charges. This will be another month I can’t get myself anything.



Sunday
7/7/1946
I am doing A.M. an injustice by letting her charge things & when I say something about it she thinks she is abused. You can’t talk to her at all.



Monday
7/8/1946
Ol leaves this morn for Galveston fishing. I have started another diet. If I eat anything at all I gain two lbs.



Tuesday
7/9/1946
Sewed some but feel bad so had a nap. Lost two lbs. on new diet but had to quit it. Will try again soon.



Wednesday
7/10/1946
Ol back from fishing. No luck, I went to town shopping.



Thursday
7/11/1946
Ma’s birthday dinner.



Friday
7/12/1946
Plenty hot today – feel retched.



Saturday
7/13/1946
Coffee with Neta. Ol has out of town funeral – suffers from heat. He’s trying to get his hay bailed & the lots on hyway filled in.

That’s how she spelled highway.

Sunday
7/14/1946
Ol has to work at office. I cooked all day.



Monday
7/15/1946
Laundry – Ol leaves for Eureka Springs to get Mrs. Elder who has had heart attackt. Winnie & I went to show.



Tuesday
7/16/1946
I worked all day long sorting dried peas.



Wednesday
7/17/1946
Hair don, Wed. Bridge starts today with Mrs. Bursey. I didn’t win & it was hot. Sis has back ache. Geo. goes to Bruce’s birthday. Poor Bill always enjoyed it so.



Thursday
7/18/1946
Elsie, Elbertine, Winnie, Mary & I went to Dallas. All they did was drink beer. It was sure hot.



Friday
7/19/1946
Feel terrible – legs hurt – so I tried to stay off them.



Saturday
7/20/1946
Cleaned house – Coffee with Neta – Ol & I went to show – saw Winnie & Mary – Took them with us. Ol had to work afterwards. Jack off.



Sunday
7/21/1946
Winnie goes to hospital tonight. We went by to see her. Too A.M. by botanic Garden to see about her Japanese exhibit she has up. Then Ol & I ate out – He gets mad at the least little thing.



Monday
7/22/1946
Went to hospital to be with Winnie. She really had an operation, bad……



Tuesday
7/23/1946
A.M. had pearls Geo sent her set in ear rings – she had ears pearced, & I just can’t hardly put them in. She & girls are going to Dallas to opera tonight. Infantile Paralysis – 89 for year.
Lila Smith passed away today.



Wednesday
7/24/1946
Hair done – Club Garrisons – Ol & I ate out.



Thursday
7/25/1946
Mrs. Elder died this morning – Lila Smith’s funeral – Winnie feeling fine.



Friday
7/26/1946
Alice M. got box of nice things from Geo.
Mrs. Elder’s funeral
I am going to stay with Winnie from 3:p.M. to 11 today. She doesn’t have a nurse for that time –
It’s hot – around 100°



Saturday
7/27/1946
Coffee with Neta – Butch Roden here.



Sunday
7/28/1946
Cooked nearly all day – Ol & I are sleeping outside. It’s wonderful.



Monday
7/29/1946
Luncheon at Swannie Armstrong’s for Dave Pumphrey’s sisters – Enjoyed it. Ol & I went to Helbings for Barbecue chicken – Have new stove for outside.



Tuesday
7/30/1946
Jack working hard at office – got home for lunch – made them choc. Pie. Neta made cake for dinner – Jack had surprise party at Sargens Fellowship
Butch still here. I let him & Geo. to picture show.

What Fellowship? Couldn’t quite make it out.
This Butch should be Elsie’s son.

Wednesday
7/31/1946
(s)Club at Neps. Mrs. Helbing went with me. I felt numb all over. Alice M. worried about situation in China for Geo. Paper says communist are fighting Marines.



Thursday
8/1/1946
Stayed in bed all day – Sure felt rotten – Fired maid. She wasn’t very good.
Ol still working on filling in lots. Hardly ever goes to office. Hay cost us this time.

Jack: “Filling in lots?”

Friday
8/2/1946
Neta’s birthday. I cooked cake, didn’t do much else but worked all day. Can’t get a thing done. A.M. Heard from Geo. She feels a little better. She’s taking kids to play minature golf. Don & Kay, Geo. & Butch.



Saturday
8/3/1946
Coffee at Elb. For Neta’s birthday.



Sunday
8/4/1946
Cooked – talked to Elsie – She will be down tomorrow – Ol & Jack make country funeral.



Monday
8/5/1946
Ol working filling in lots again.
Worked all day.



Tuesday
8/6/1946
Dreamed all night – Ollie called. She’s a little home sick. Sure glad to talk to her- Said she was just sitting waiting??
Iorned all day.



Wednesday
8/7/1946
Hair do – Bought 2 new dresses, 2 new hats. Getting ready to go see Ollie – We have to pick up Cadallac Amb. in Cincinnati, so just going on up to see the kids. Can’t wait.
Night Club at Reynolds.



Thursday
8/8/1946
Worked all day – Had the Jim McCauls, Geo Mellinas, Chas. Twiss, Carl Shanks, G.A. Chestnuts over for barbecued chicken & beer – fine. Joan got her first hard bump.



Friday
8/9/1946
Getting clothes ready for trip.



Saturday
8/10/1946
Coffee at Netas. Cleaning house. A.M. feels neglected because we are going on trip & she doesn’t get one.



Sunday
8/11/1946
Worked all day.



Monday
8/12/1946
Washed, iorned, had hair done p Marzelle called. Her mother real bad. Sat up with her most all night. Iorned for Marzelle. Claire B. came in today.



Tuesday
8/13/1946
Packed bags – Got ready – Caught the 3:30 limited for Washington. We had drawing room – Slept for 2 ½ hr. after getting cool. It was 106° Ft. Worth



Wednesday
8/14/1946
How nice it is to get cooled off and just eat, sleep & read & ride – We are reading the “Egg & I”. St. Louis this morning raining & cool – Wearing light coat.

Lite coat in August? Was this Washington state or DC?

Thursday
8/15/1946
Mrs. Amyette passed away about 11 A.M. Ollie met us at station about 7:45 A.M. Gee but she looked good – Took in Smithsonian in Maryland – Dinner with Mrs. Keegan & children. She sure looked sad without husband.

Who is Mrs. Amyette?

Friday
8/16/1946
I went straight to bed. Ollie, Glen, Ol & boy talked w= until about 12 midnight – Friday, Glen took day off – We saw sights – Ollie manages beautiful grand dinner – We left for Cincinatti about 6:30 P.M. – raining – cool.



Saturday
8/17/1946
Factory picked us up , took us to factory. The Amb is beautiful Cadillac – Mr. Eisenhardt took us to lunch, then we stayed at Cincinatti Club – Wired kids to call us about going home.

Jack: Ambulance or hearse?

Sunday
8/18/1946
Joan one year old today – Gave her pearls. They couldn’t get off , think they can come a few days later. Left Cin. 7:30 – raining & cool – lovely – drove to Rolla, Missouri first. Night, stayed at Pennault Hotel again – the nicest place on Rd. I ate salad plate – shouldn’t …..

Shouldn’t have?

Monday
8/19/1946
Supper gave me poison. Feel bad – Drove on to Muscogee, Okla. It’s getting hot & dry. I slept nearly all the way today because I feel terrible.



Tuesday
8/20/1946
Feel better – Didn’t eat much – got home about 3:30 – Everything worked out fine, except Elbertine tried to boss the kids while we were gone – Marvin’s birthday.



Wednesday
8/21/1946
Sis received jewels from friend of Georges passing through – Had been with him – just a mo. ago. She had nice day. I washed all day – Ollie trying to call us, didn’t make it. Geo. jumped over beds in back yard. Cut his forhead open to bone.
Had wedding invitation from Dick Cody….good.



Thursday
8/22/1946
Geo jumped over beds in yard and cut a gash to the bone just over the right eye. I thought he was killed. Dr. Bursey took 3 stitches. It’s still hot & dry.

It must have really scared her into a double entry.

Friday
8/23/1946
Picked up and iorned – Ol, Geo & I went to picture show.



Saturday
8/24/1946
Coffee with Neta – Cleaned house – Barretts, I.P. & R.L. here for dinner – brought boys.



Sunday
8/25/1946
Cooked & Ol & Jack didn’t get home for lunch. Went to Elaine McDonald’s wedding reception at Colonial. It was so hot, I was sick.




8/26/1946
Did the laundry – made pear preserves – was so tired I couldn’t sleep. Some tired.



Tuesday
8/27/1946
Shirley & J.B. came over to dinner with Sis. Had hair done, took Geo to town for lunch – Bought him shoes, then Dr. Bursey took stitches out. Ol & I ate out at dinner – Saw the J.B. Pumphrey’s.



Wednesday
8/28/1946
Rain at last. Florence Mae has Wed Club. I go sit & act like a dummy. Why do I go? Sis goes to picture show tonight with Betty Lou.



Thursday
8/29/1946
Pick up – iorn



Friday
8/30/1946
Did laundry again – Had spoon bread – good – Joan has fever caused from vaccination 103.3°. Ol & I went to the Burks to play cards. Sis went to town today with Shirley.



Saturday
8/31/1946
Clean house all day – Coffee with Neta – Claire comes in. Let George have cook out in park. All kids in neighborhood – Jack & Lanelle & Claire – Jack has flat later – I have to take him tire.



Sunday
9/1/1946
Sis is trying to work up case of nerves so Geo can come home & she’s succeeding – Nothing pleases her. She terribly abused – She has never had anything in her whole life.

Woooooo! Munnie sure has her pegged. – M’liss

Monday
9/2/1946
Labor day – raining – I’m picking up laundry – the hardest rain we have had since the flood. Took material for Ollie’s two comforts to be tacked.



Tuesday
9/3/1946
Cleaned house & kept Joan. Sis went to town – More rain. Bought a new cow today – Sold our other one – Sure hated to bus she was getting old.



Wednesday
9/4/1946
New cow gives more milk but it isn’t as rich. Night Club here. Sis went to Rilda to get Joan’s pictures. Jack cleaning off hill side. He quit the office yesterday.



Thursday
9/5/1946
Town Cox opening, bought me a new suit & shoes. Really dressed up. Ol & I age out tonight – Saw everyone at cafateria.

Oliver & Munnie age out of what?

Friday
9/6/1946
Washed, ironed, cleaned - Sis, Shirley & I went to dressmakers – Tried to find Joan some shoes.
Betty Jean Sanders in hospital (Polio)

She spelled it (ironed) right this time.

Saturday
9/7/1946
(s)Worked all day – picture show in eve – Sis, Ol & I. Jack kept Joan. Beautiful day.



Sunday
9/8/1946
Cooking – Found good roast – What an event. Black market starts up again tomorrow



Monday
9/9/1946
Worked all day & seemed to get things shaped up better – A.M. & Shirley gadded all day. I went to town late to check on table cloths Cunam have lost a cut work one for me & they don’t seem to be doing anything about it.

Cunam?

Tuesday
9/10/1946
Jack & Geo start to school – Had wire from Ollie & Glen – They are leaving tomorrow for Boston – U.S.S. Ellington.

USS Ellington? Not on USN website.

Wednesday
9/11/1946
Day Club Mrs. Parker’s (here instead) Mrs. Parker sprained her ankle. A.M. & I went to Bobby Magoffin’s wedding & reception. A.M. Pre Schooled all day. She is better satisfied since she’s busy.



Thursday
9/12/1946
Showers – cooler
Ol has another conflab with Pa – Makes Ol feel pretty Bad. Pa says Ol is grasping & thieving. Who’s kettle is black?



Friday
9/13/1946
Letter today from Ollie – there in Boston. Also have Glen’s card showing change of address – He’s going across – We wired them to phone us.



Saturday
9/14/1946
Betty Lou Schick taking Sis out for dinner & show. Ollie called today – They are looking for apt. – Think they will be there until first of year. Says they are fine. A.M. is cleaning getting things done – Easier for me to keep house – Ol’ having to work at nights – Short of men – they are all in school.



Sunday
9/15/1946
Cooked all morn – Drove out around Azle to see how the farms were looking – Ol & I went to a early show – Had dinner down town. Sis staying alnight with Shirley – J.B.’s gone to N.Y. I’m keeping Joan.



Monday
9/16/1946
Started my fall house cleaning today – cleaned clothes closets. Ol & * went to Mattie Jane Farley’s for chocolate pie.



Tuesday
9/17/1946
Sis received George’s Sea Bag today – Now what does that mean?



Wednesday
9/18/1946
Night Club – A.M. Goes to Pre-School – Lillian came today – Sure helps.



Thursday
9/19/1946
Garden club coffee – enjoyed it very much.



Friday
9/20/1946
Worked some in yard.



Saturday
9/21/1946
Worked hard all day – Trying to catch up coffee with Neta. Geo has hay fever.



Sunday
9/22/1946
Jack & Geo went to Sunday School. Pa & Geo. & Ol had run in – Everyone mad – Pa leaves in car 6:30 – Phone rings – Pa killed in auto accident – Everyone sorry, too late. Oh what temper will do!



Monday
9/23/1946
Ma doing fine – Everyone is – It was such a shock.



Tuesday
9/24/1946
Pa’s funeral 10:30 at Chapel. Dr. Anderson the minister – Bill has someone with him now.



Wednesday
9/25/1946
Ol kinda lost – doesn’t know where to start in, just carrying on – Ma’s is all right. She’s fine.



Thursday
9/26/1946
Working on cards, and staying at the house as much as we can.



Friday
9/27/1946
Went to town to find Glen birthday gift so we can get box off to them so they will get it before they move.



Saturday
9/28/1946
Ol has to work part of day – Lunch, coffee with Neta, coffee & cake at Ma’s in afternoon – He has tie shower – I hid all his old ones. Everyone doing fine.



Sunday
9/29/1946
Today is a hard day on the family – We are all trying to hold our temper and be nice to each other – It has worked so far. Sis & Joan have colds. No word from Geo. Lewis.



Monday
9/30/1946
Sis got a letter from Geo – He is still at the same old place – Thinks he’s going to Peking. Joan & I stayed with Ma while Elbertine goes to Dr.

Saturday, December 27, 2008

April, May & June of 1946

Tuesday
4/1/1946
Geo. fine. I washed all day. Canteen closed last Saturday night and am I glad

“Canteen closed” marks the end of the war for Munnie. American Red Cross “Canteen Corps served snacks and meals at docks, airports, railroad stations, military posts, and at Red Cross blood donor centers, childcare centers, and schools, mostly in the United States. Over the course of the war 163 million cups of coffee, 254 million doughnuts, and 121 million meals were served by the Canteen Corps (105,571 volunteers in 1942-43).”

Wednesday
4/2/1946
Geo. sits up – I met with Jerry & Edna to clean Canteen.



Thursday
4/3/1946
Hair done – bought me 2 house dresses.



Friday
4/4/1946
Worked in yard most all day – Visited Foley’s Farm with them then had dinner out.



Saturday
4/5/1946
Edna & I checked food out of Canteen. Alice M. goes to Dallas to spend week end with Jane Webb. I am keeping Joan.



Sunday
4/6/1946
House work & Joan just worked out fine. Lunch with Neta. Geo went too. Enchiladas with Bursey’s



Monday
4/7/1946
Ol watered garden, then makes funeral to Pilot Point. Joan is a honey. I am wrapping wedding gifts (Belated).



Tuesday
4/8/1946
Study Club



Wednesday
4/9/1946
Flower Show Com. Meeting Ft. Worth Club 10:30 – St. Anne’s 1 P.M.



Thursday
4/10/1946
Hair Dress – Night Club here – I had dinner for Club and Helbings – Montgomery – Foley’s



Friday
4/11/1946
Navy Natz. Awards Canteen plaque 10:30 – Reception Women’s Club for Stuckest Jr.

Does somebody have this plaque? Natz.? The navy still give the Nay award for food service.

Saturday
4/12/1946
Earnest Walkers, George, Ol & I left early for Port Aransas fishing.



Sunday
4/13/1946
Fished but no luck. Thelma & I got very, very sea sick.



Monday
4/14/1946
Fished off pier – too rough to go out. We waded in water.



Tuesday
4/15/1946
Still too rough to go out, but boys tried it. Ol landed that TARPON – 6 ft. 2in. - we were all thrilled. He was worn out – took him 1 hr. 39 min.



Wednesday
4/16/1946
Left Port Aransas 8 P.M. – had lunch San Marcos. I stopped over in Austin for State Flower Meeting – had hair done. Read - kids called - Slept



Thursday
4/17/1946
Got up at 7 as usual – breakfast – back to room 0 shopped – read – lunch – read. Waiting for Lella, Mrs. Helbing, Mrs. Emile Lewis, Velma Vinsant. They brought my Car back. They arrived about 3 P.M.



Friday
4/18/1946
Attended morning session, Luncheon at University, Dinner banquet in eve at hotel – Picture show – Sad, we all cried – Clark Gabel – Greer Garson last night – saw another tonight at mid-nite review.

Probably ADVENTURER Middle aged C. Gable returns from sea duty.

Saturday
4/19/1946
Velma had to attend Morn Session the rest of us saw Austin – lunch at Little Mexico. Left Austin 3 P.M. for home – arrived about 8:00



Sunday
4/20/1946
Elbertine & Marvin in Calif. Elsie & kids here, so Sat. coffee was here. Everything up side down. Had to finish Joan’s Easter dress.



Monday
4/21/1946
Kids went to Early Service. Claire came in. I cooked all morn. – rested in afternoon – EASTER SUNDAY.



Tuesday
4/22/1946
Rain – pickled up. 1907 Study Club tea – Lella was my guest – Geo. Magoffrie & Aunt Addie Autrey both died of heart attacks.

M’liss says "There were 12 Artrey kids." A couple of steets in Keller still bear the name.

Wednesday
4/23/1946
Rain – Worked around – Took Geo to dentist – Shopped – Went to Bradley Burks, Mrs. Amyette. No better – Cora Cooke worse.



Thursday
4/24/1946
Hair done – Shopped again – Aunt Addie’s funeral at Birdville – Night Club at Lollie Wyatt’s – Had dinner – I went to sleep. Ol won orchid at Round Table.

Historic old cemetery in Haltom City.

Friday
4/25/1946
Garden Club Tour of Back Yards lunch. Mrs. Cooks. Attended Geo Magoffiries funeral at church – A.M. & took Joan to Dr. about mole. Called on Marzelle, Thelma Baker, Shirley Moats, Ma. Claire Barricks left for N.Y. Jack staying at office at night now.



Saturday
4/26/1946
Worked – Picked up tables



Sunday
4/27/1946
Coffee with Neta – Geo & Joan have temp. Both have colds.



Monday
4/28/1946
Cooked all day – Dr. Helbing says keep them in. Joan seems alright, but Geo.’s fever stays up.



Tuesday
4/29/1946
Joan & Geo. better



Wednesday
4/30/1946
Joan & Geo. alright



Thursday
5/1/1946
Hairdo. Night Club at Wyatt’s – dinner



Friday
5/2/1946
Foley’s & our selves called on Helbings. Had lots of fun – Rained or stormed – Shopped for Ollie Wedding clothes.



Saturday
5/3/1946
Coffee at River Crest for Canteen – Lovely – Edna & I checked out things at Meacham Field.



Sunday
5/4/1946
Coffee at Neta’s



Monday
5/5/1946
Work & cook all day



Tuesday
5/6/1946
Geo goes to dentist



Wednesday
5/7/1946
Oliver left on Shrine trip. I just didn’t feel like it. A hard trip.



Thursday
5/8/1946
Worked all day on City Flower Show.



Friday
5/9/1946
Worked on flower Show again. Ol gets home from trip.



Saturday
5/10/1946
Worked on Flower Show again – Started at 6:30. North Side plot won a Blue Ribbon.



Sunday
5/11/1946
Neta gives Ollie an Announcement party – Nice. Ol leaves 11 P.M. for Alberquerke, N.M. to see funeral home. I finished curtains.

That’s the way she spelled it.

Monday
5/12/1946
Mothers Day – I worked in my room all day – pressed curtains – hung them – Flower Show in eve – rained – Winnie stayed alnight with me.



Tuesday
5/13/1946
Pickled up shrubs, washed in new Bendix washing machine – It’s wonderful.



Wednesday
5/14/1946
Katherine Calkins gave kitchen shower for Ollie (lovely) – Just Camp Fire girls.



Thursday
5/15/1946
Ore School luncheon here – A.M. Hostess



Friday
5/16/1946
Garden Club Tea – Mrs. McElrays at Handley bought berries from Mrs. King



Saturday
5/17/1946
Put berries in locker



Sunday
5/18/1946
Laundry



Monday
5/19/1946
Jack has fellowship here – about 15

1407 was a great place for a spring party the view, the breeze, the sunsets. Does anybody have a picture of the view?

Tuesday
5/20/1946
More Laundry



Wednesday
5/21/1946
Took George’s room to Library and to zoo – fed them cake & ice cream – Dorthy Kraft gave crystal shower for Ollie. A beautiful affair for girls mothers who are out of town.



Thursday
5/22/1946
Shirley Moats & Mother gave miscellaneous shower for Ollie – lots of pretty things – Alice Marie’s friends.



Friday
5/23/1946
Jack forgot to go to dentist.

Jack “forgot” dentist?

Saturday
5/24/1946
Work and don’t get a thing done.



Sunday
5/25/1946
June Kirli gave shower & luncheon for Ollie – N.S. friends – at Albert Tadlock Jr. Nice – Attended tea at Albert Tadlock Sr. for Toy (Tory?) Tadlock – Fancy



Monday
5/26/1946
Louise Farger had breakfast for Ollie & office staff gave her beautiful candle stick – Silver – Mrs. Mix made cinnamon rolls – Nice surprise – We received Bill’s picture – Charcole by Alice Lowden

Charcole = Charcoal Can I get a scan of this? Who has it?

Tuesday
5/27/1946
Camp Fire luncheon – Ft. Worth Club – 1907 Study Club – Ford Bradish. – rain at night.



Wednesday
5/28/1946
Rain – Bursey’s & Mitchell’s came over Wed. 29th
Tues Jack sang with N.S. for Commencement.



Thursday
5/29/1946
Glenn flew in this morn – Ollie is happy – gained a day somewhere. This should have been Thursday 30th – Claire Barricks returned from N.Y.



Friday
5/30/1946
Ollie has last exam. Glenn & I picked her up – Saw art show – I can’t appreciate the art of today – Ollie had lots of entrys – Fri. 31



Saturday
5/31/1946
Glenn staying here – I am finishing up odds & ends – Alice Marie is just hopeless – She just sits around and moaps . . .

Alice Marie's husband George Lewis is still in Japan with 5th Marines as an occupation force.

Sunday
6/1/1946
Everyone up early – We intended to sleep late. Rehearsal at 10 A.M. Lunch with Elbertine – Receive gifts & company all day. Our girls are beautiful. The boys handsome. Jack & Geo acolytes.

Suni: What was Ollie & Glenn anniversary?

Monday
6/2/1946
Sat. Cont. Ollie wore lime green suit – white accessories – white orchid. A.M. wore grey dress, pink hat, pink nosegay carnations. I wore white dress, black accessories. Daddy Blue Suit – Jack two tone grey & brown – Geo White palm black. Glenn wore his greys. He looked good.



Tuesday
6/3/1946
Sat. Cont. Had our family & Glenn’s aunt & cousins came by for punch & cake. Sunday we woke 8p early again – Went to farm had lunch at Massey’s. Ollie & Glen left Sat. nite for Dallas. Sun nite for Washington, D.C.



Wednesday
6/4/1946
Had wire kids arrived on time. I picked up & did laundry.



Thursday
6/5/1946
Processed food for locker.



Friday
6/6/1946
Claire left for Calif. – Did her laundry here. I stayed with her until she left. Had lunch at Blackstone. Mrs. Loomis & someone else. I got ticket for over parking. Went to church social – ate out in eve.



Saturday
6/7/1946
Had cute letter from Ollie. They started right in cleaning apt. soon as they got there – painting & cleaning. Ol kept Joan while Alice M. went to picture show.



Sunday
6/8/1946
Have yard man today. I worked all day putting things away, cleaning clothes closets. Everyone out tonight but George, Joan & my self. Had company come in.



Monday
6/9/1946
Barbecue at Carl Shanks. Oliver told me tonight I have made him most unhappy. I am his biggest disappointment because of my coolness. I have tried harder than anything in this world but I just can’t help it.



Tuesday
6/10/1946
I feel terrible – most unhappy. I pray each night I won’t wake up in the morning. Why does he have to be burdened with me? Leave for Okla. today.



Wednesday
6/11/1946
Canteen picnic – nice Rockwood. Ol & I go to Okla. City to get Mr. Jameson. Geo goes home with Elsie. Alice M. got letter (yesterday) today from Gov. saying Geo cannot get out of Marine Corp. this world is all wrong. Nice trip – Ol feels better – so do I.

Not sure if A.M. got letter on 6-10 or 6-11

Thursday
6/12/1946
Got word yesterday Ollie lost purse with $367.00. Makes me sick – Poor kids. Worked all day – dinner & club at Bursey’s – Hair done, Shopped, looking for dress like I saw in Okla. Didn’t find it. Bought material.



Friday
6/13/1946
Worked all day – Office (forse?) has picnic. Came by here for beer – Everyone enjoyed it – Pa wouldn’t go – He says he wasn’t invited. Ma went.



Saturday
6/14/1946
Worked all day again – Have 2 bushel of black eyed peas to shell – Cant fix but ½ bu. A day I do the other work. Tory Tadlocks wedding – Sure hot.

(is it Toy or Troy Tadlock?)

Sunday
6/15/1946
Shelled peas, washed, iorned, cooked peas to take to Elsie tomorrow. We made Patrol picnic at Bandy’s. Ol got mad at Clarence Kraft & told them about it.



Monday
6/16/1946
Wichita today – Father’s Day – Sure hot & windy – Sleepy from last night – feel terrible. Ma, Pa, A.M. Joan, Ol & I all drove up for George.



Tuesday
6/17/1946
Everything goes wrong. Pa fires Mr. Mac. Don’t know what we’ll do. Hired maid 3 day for three days a week – Mon. Tues. Wed.

Jack: Mr. Mack?

Wednesday
6/18/1946
Mildred, the maid is wonderful. Hope it lasts – We both worked all day. A.M. & Shirley have rented a machine. They are sewing at Shirley’s. I keep Joan – Helbings came by to see Ollie’s gifts.



Thursday
6/19/1946
Maid doesn’t come today. I am peeling peaches – Made preserves – Had hair done – Bought more material to make dress like I saw in Okla. Still not like it. Rained.



Friday
6/20/1946
Just work



Saturday
6/21/1946
More work – We have goats now for Geo. to water. Ol working filling in lots on hay


Looks like hy or hay

Sunday
6/22/1946
Shrine trip to Cisco fine – Played rummy all way both ways – Didn’t sleep a wink – Good barbecue.



Monday
6/23/1946
Home at 6. Geo wakes us up to see if I am going to make hot cakes – Ol has to work – Pa has him go see about hay. We do try so hard to sleep. Went to bed at 7 & did we sleep?



Tuesday
6/24/1946
Laundry, Mildred Iorned all day. I go on a diet - just don’t eat.



Wednesday
6/25/1946
Mildred iornes again all day, but we get caught up.



Thursday
6/26/1946
Cleaned house – R.E. Barretts came out in the eve. They live in Waco now.



Friday
6/27/1946
Toom Irma Barrett to lunch – Tried to buy me some shoes, no luck – Lillian helping me today.

Apparently, Lillian originally worked at the office.

Saturday
6/28/1946
Stork Shower for Margie Burks – A. & I went to Esta Fae Deen’s wedding (University Church) & reception River Crest. Sweet wedding.

*
Fri. June 28 – 1946
Alice Marie Lewis & Thelma Shannon gave a stork shower for Margie Burks (Mrs. Jack Burks).
Work behind – sent Alice Marie to get cakes to serve – They were late, she waited, I finished in kitchen, cleaning her room – Gave bottle to Joan Lewis – I strip getting ready for bath, heard gurgle, gurgle – Joan bit the top off nipple & poured the milk out in her bed & was slushing. I spanked her good. Changed ends with bed. Took my bath, just 30 min. before guests arrive. Lillian, (Maid from Office) saunters in to help. Alice M. comes home, maid feeds Joan – A.M. has to bathe self & Joan. Every one here – Margie is surprised – Start playing game – Mrs. C.C. Cross says, “Thelma, the shower is in the wrong place.” Water was streaming down upon her. Elbertine Shannon & I rushed up stairs found Geo Shannon leisurly singing in the shower in my bathroom with curtain on outside of tub. Wanted to know what he had done & did I tell him. Marzelle had my milk pans catching the water. The shower was just a little miss placed was all.

* From a separate note clipped in to the diary denoting the day of the Stork Shower.
Jack, Or Mary S.: was George known for his leisurely showers?


Sunday
6/29/1946
Worked all day. Ol & I went to B.W. Garrison Jr. Wedding – Quite an affair – Reception at Ft. Worth Club.



Monday
6/30/1946
Laundry – Still have Mildred first 3 days in week ( maid) 3 a day from 9 to 5 – Sewed some – found dress had been cut wrong.

October, November, and December of 1945

Monday
10/1/1945
I have rheumatism in my arm so can’t do much laundry. A.M. takes Joan to Dr. She’s ok but not gaining very fast – just weighs 9 ¼ lbs



Tuesday
10/2/1945
Knife & Fork Club (Chas Winthrop Copp) talks on Japan – Taught there 20 years – He likes it except the military – Some service men didn’t appreciate his talk. Grace Garrison & Edith Boswells birthdays

“likes it except the military” – meaning?

Wednesday
10/3/1945
Jack still feels bad – I went to town – had hair done – got suit out of storage – bought dress shoes & new girdle – first decent one since the war.



Thursday
10/4/1945
Went to Canteen for first time in long time – rained all day – Jack better.

About a two month break ARC Kitchen for Joanie arrival, first granddaughter.

Friday
10/5/1945
Raining again



Saturday
10/6/1945
Coffee with Neta



Sunday
10/7/1945
Worked all day – picture show



Monday
10/8/1945
Rain – Clean up



Tuesday
10/9/1945
Rain



Wednesday
10/10/1945
Hair dress – Sun shines – Night Club at Lollie Wyatt’s – I won cut.



Thursday
10/11/1945
Washed all day. Ol went to San Angelo on amb. call.



Friday
10/12/1945
Ollie served me breakfast in bed. I just loafed all day – Coffee at Ma’s – Lovely gifts – Camp Fire dinner in eve, then to Wm Fullers to see their Mill House – Unique - A.M. got first letter from George since Aug. 19, ’45 – He’s in Sasebo Japan.

5th Marines landed in Sasebo On September 22, 1945, the 5th Marine Division landed at Sasebo, and in June 1946, U.S. Fleet Activities Sasebo was formally established. - USN History website

Saturday
10/13/1945
(36 days) (s) – Scrubbed most all day – Coffee with Neta – My birthday breakfast – Fruit salad, hot rolls coffee – Reception for Betty Switzer & Frank Nuss



Sunday
10/14/1945
Feel terrible – A.M. trying to get box ready to send George.



Monday
10/15/1945
Mailed boxes to Geo. – Had letter today saying he thought they would be on way home Xmas – Just picked up today – Still feel bad.



Tuesday
10/16/1945
Visited Mrs. McGees Florist Shop – Bought blue tea pot ($2.50) to match Mama’s demi cups. Found several cute things – bought pansys and bulbs.



Wednesday
10/17/1945
Ollie & I shopped for her a dinner dress for her birthday – Everything is cheap looking, but high – Went to Canteen this morn. Ol & I went to Burks for a while – Mrs. Amyett is worse tonight.



Thursday
10/18/1945
Garden Club at B. Farmer’s – Nice program on “Trees” – Lovely meeting - just the ole gang back – seems good. Joan is 2 mo. today – planted pansies.



Friday
10/19/1945
Ollie has 21st birthday – We didn’t do anything exciting – Kids went to picture show.



Saturday
10/20/1945
Breakfast with Neta.



Sunday
10/21/1945
Lella & I are going to serv3e at Garden Center 4 to 6 – Turned cold. Ol & I went to show.



Monday
10/22/1945
Cleaned but you can’t tell it.



Tuesday
10/23/1945
Dinner with Helbings – lots of fun & gossip.



Wednesday
10/24/1945
Kept Joan while A.M. went to Pre-school – Club at Bursey’s. I won cut.



Thursday
10/25/1945
Hair dresser – Dinner with Frank Armstrongs at Colonial.



Friday
10/26/1945
Com. Meeting with Flossie Kyser – Art Show in March – Drove to Dallas with Ol to take body.



Saturday
10/27/1945
Coffee with Neta. Marvin has 6 convulsions – Terrible – stayed in hospital 2 days.



Sunday
10/28/1945
Sunday cooked all day



Monday
10/29/1945
Flower Judging School – Really enjoyed it. Mrs. Jacobs of Chicago



Tuesday
10/30/1945
Judging School again – Also Army Air Show at Library – Met artist Lt. Col. Chas. Baskerville – Wonderful. A.M. had Joan christened today – Claire Touey God Mother, Pro.Tem for Joan French – A.M. & Claire took her alone, but she knew we were all busy.



Wednesday
10/31/1945
Hair done



Thursday
11/1/1945
Taking Drs. Frank Armstrong, Buck Pumpreys to French Kitchen for dinner. They will come by here for drinks.



Friday
11/2/1945
Everything happens today. A.M. sells bonds at library 10 A.M. – Civic Music, Denver carnival



Saturday
11/3/1945
Coffee with Elbertine - Cleaned my room good, Claire Barricks came by on her way to Dallas – Ollie painting everything in her room – Can’t get in – A.M.’s room, can’t get in.



Sunday
11/4/1945
Ol mad because I don’t have time to pet him – I cooked all morning, cleaned halls – went to Farm… Supper with Wyatt’s – Kids to picture show.

Not sure what Farm is?

Monday
11/5/1945
Worked at Canteen most all day – A.M. washed Joan’s things; she and Bobby Bess went to Isis. I kept Joan.



Tuesday
11/6/1945
24 days (s) – I washed all morning – Ironed



Wednesday
11/7/1945
Didn’t have shampoo today – Teel terrible – just worked around here.



Thursday
11/8/1945
Flower Show – I didn’t do so good – Ruth Martin won Sweepstake – Lots of hard work – Ol had to work until late – We didn’t go to Shrine dance.



Friday
11/9/1945
Worked here all day.



Saturday
11/10/1945
Coffee with Neta. I worked at Canteen this afternoon – People think the war is all over, but we have to get them back – Lots of hospital ships.



Sunday
11/11/1945
Took A.M. & Geo. Shannon to see “Week End at Waldorf Astoria”. Geo. says “That girl is just like the other on in a show he saw last week. She couldn’t cook either.”

Weekend at the Waldorf The story is told by columnist Randy Morton, who lived in the Waldorf Astoria, and started on Friday afternoon, when a young honeymoon couple was agonising over not having a booking. A highly respected businessman named Jessup offered to let them stay in his apartment, as he would be away for the weekend. - IMDB.com

Monday
11/12/1945
Mrs. Ashmore had 1907 Study Club. I kept Joan this morning while A.M. went to town.



Tuesday
11/13/1945
Laundry



Wednesday
11/14/1945
Had hair done – Met Ollie – We saw art exhibit.



Thursday
11/15/1945
Ol, Mr. Ward & his son in law left today for fishing at Port Aransas – Garden club



Friday
11/16/1945
Cut out 3 bed jackets. Mattie Jane Farley & I went to see Mrs. Johnson. She has cancer. A.M. & I took Joan by to see Reynolds & Austins.



Saturday
11/17/1945
Cleaned house all day but don’t seem to get any where. Ol called – wants me to fly down for a few days, but decided I’d meet them in Austin. Had to call him back. Conner has taken his bed for good, I’m afraid.



Sunday
11/18/1945
Did odd & ends all day – Ol to be in tonight. Conner went to hospital.



Monday
11/19/1945
Shrine Circus – Took Charlie & Beth Hamilton to dinner, then picked up John & wife from office – Then to circus – had a good time. Ollie got a job for the holiday at Stripling in Book Dept.



Tuesday
11/20/1945
Dinner with Garrisons & Club – Didn’t get to go. I had acute indigestion. Ol went. The party was for us. They gave us 10 silver dollars for our 25th anniversary.



Wednesday
11/21/1945
Garrisons had lovely dinner for us & Club gave us 10 silver dollars – 25 years tonight. Doesn’t seem so long. Home coming at school. I feel better than I did last night. I am keeping Joan while A.M. takes George, Suzanne & Pamela to Shrine Circus. Ol has to work at Circus tonight.

I’m guessing Shrine work.

Thursday
11/22/1945
Thanksgiving Day dinner with Ma. Dan Lewis Came in from Calif. Had dinner with us – Left for home at midnight.

Lieutenant Commander Daniel H. Lewis, USNR: Alice Marie’s Brother-in-law.

Friday
11/23/1945
Cleaned – felt terrible – A.M. went shopping.



Saturday
11/24/1945
Had folks down for 40 c. coffee – Neta & Rosy went to San Angelo to see his mother.



Sunday
11/25/1945
Worked all day.



Monday
11/26/1945
Canteen – 1907 Study Club



Tuesday
11/27/1945
Canteen – Shopped



Wednesday
11/28/1945
Shopped – Hair done



Thursday
11/29/1945
Lunch Ft. Worth Club – Mrs. Earl Scott – Then we shopped for prizes for Club party. Joan has first cold.



Friday
11/30/1945
Conner worse – has to take oxygen – I stayed all afternoon with Winnie.



Saturday
12/1/1945
Coffee with Neta – Freddy Bursey’s reception – Jack stays home from school with cold – Hired Mrs. Clifton to help me clean house $15 week.



Sunday
12/2/1945
Trying to pick up so Mrs. Clifton won’t think we are pigs.



Monday
12/3/1945
Mrs. Clifton comes & she’s grand. We made 7 fruit cakes. She worked all day. I stayed with Conner all afternoon.



Tuesday
12/4/1945
Cleaned all day long.



Wednesday
12/5/1945
Hair done – shop. Night Club at Reynolds – Wyatt’s made bet N.S. wouldn’t score on Cochier*. Teck semi finals – They razzed us good – Ol won high & I cut.

Probably other way around. O.D. Wyatt was Principal of NSHS! *Coshier HS?

Thursday
12/6/1945
Cleaned again today – Stayed with Conner all afternoon – He’s very low. Joan is a good baby – Laughs all time.



Friday
12/7/1945
Everything went wrong. Conner passed away at 2:30. Winnie is a brick.
N.S. wins semi finals from Coshier*Teck Dallas Lollie lost her $

*Coshier H. S.?

Saturday
12/8/1945
(s)Conner’s funeral 4 P.M. – A beautiful day



Sunday
12/9/1945
Getting cold. Stayed home all day. George comes in with Temp 102.



Monday
12/10/1945
Geo. home from school – 1907 Study Club



Tuesday
12/11/1945
Sewed all day



Wednesday
12/12/1945
Town to finish shopping – Picked up Ollie – Took her to work.



Thursday
12/13/1945
Guest of Velma Vinsant – Woman’s Club – Sunday School party with Elizabeth Loughridyes?”
Geo. high tem – Stayed up most all nite.

Loughridyes?

Friday
12/14/1945
Geo still sick – Giving him penicillin, sulpha
Kiwanis party – Ol & A.M. going.



Saturday
12/15/1945
Jester Dance



Sunday
12/16/1945
Stayed home – kids running in & out.



Monday
12/17/1945
Geo. Still home with flu.



Tuesday
12/18/1945
Hair done.



Wednesday
12/19/1945
Xmas party at Wyatts – It was so cold everyone there for once. Garrisons went home early – He has flu. Ollie went to Drum & Bugle Camp Dance with Bobby Thompson.



Thursday
12/20/1945
Garden Club – I served as Hostess at Ruth Martins – Everyone happy.
Knife & Fork dinner – Ol & I were late – Geo. still sick – I’m keeping him in.



Friday
12/21/1945
Getting ready for Christmas.



Saturday
12/22/1945
Ollie phones home – she’s engaged. I ask “to whom?” – She says there’s only one Glenn Stewart. They seem happy.
Patrol dance – we’re late again – Ol works

CPO Glenn Stewart, USN was previously un-mentioned in the diary. We was home on medical furlough after Indy sinking. Suni said “She remembered his blue eyes from NSHS but needed AM’s help with the name.”

Sunday
12/23/1945
Glenn comes up for lunch 0 We all like him fine – We are proud of our girls for picking such fine sons in law for us. Open house at Dr. A.B. Pumphreys. Kids went to parties.



Monday
12/24/1945
Birthday party for Bill - Had family down for dessert – Bill ate ¾ of lemon pie – his favorite – He got everything he wanted for his Birthday – He’s so timid he would not let them kiss him – he was so thrilled.

Bill’s 15 birthday? Bill is middle child of Oliver & Thelma Shannon.

Tuesday
12/25/1945
Xmas at house – Ma & Pa sick – Open house there all day – Boys didn’t eat dinner, We took them to Jo Moor’s on our way to Bursey’s open house, then picked them up – We went to Cleveland to open house – came home – Bill had cleaned up his room & Clothes closet – put his gifts all away – abut 10 P.M. he came in with chill but wasn’t cold.



Wednesday
12/26/1945
We worked with Bill all night – He was so sick – At 11A.M. his fever went to 106.2 – We rushed him to Hosp. His head hurt terribly, but we kept his fever down. I stayed all night at Hosp. Ol stayed until he was easy & I made him go home.



Thursday
12/27/1945
Ol back at hosp. by 5 A.M. I came home, slept some – they were to do a spinal puncture so I went back – I had terrible dream. Bills temp was normal at noon but he was worried about his eyes. They hurt & so did his head. Ollie, Jack & Glenn stayed at Hosp. some in aft, then Ol came back. Spinal puncture was such a shock to him, fever shot up – took 5 to hold him in bed. Mildred Stewart came on & Dr. Barrett came over. Ol takes me home to tell me how bad he was, but we had barely gotten here when phone rang to come at once. Alice M. didn’t tell us he was gone. He died quietly. Our first loss – and such a fine boy – spinal meningitis.

Suni: Mildred Stewart?

Friday
12/28/1945
(s) Found to be very contagious – Everyone took sulpha , and sent all the friends home. Claire Barricks was here & Glenn Stewart, Marzelle Burks & Mrs. Clifton. Made came from office. They stayed with us. Dr. & Mrs. Helbing came to help. Everyone was wonderful. Ma went to hospital under oxygen tent.



Saturday
12/29/1945
Funeral 10 A.M. – Bill was so fine looking – The chapel had more flowers than had ever been there – 360 people, cards, telegrams, food – Everything possible to show their interest. Glenn & Claire worked all day every day. The Hamms – Harry Pattons & McVeys went to cemetery regardless of contagion.



Sunday
12/30/1945
Ma is real sick. Elsie & Elbertine both down with flu – Their kids not too well – Pa worrying - We’re all right, except Ol – He doesn’t feel too good. Jack goes to church



Monday
12/31/1945
Dr. & Mrs. Helbing came by every eve until bed time. Cards, flowers still coming. Geo can’t go to school for two weeks. Ollie & Jack can go on – Joanie has been grand. Requiem held at church for Bill. Alice M. & Jack go.

Tuesday, December 09, 2008

January, February, and March of 1946

Tuesday
1/1/1946
Couldn’t do much – Cards & flowers still coming in.



Wednesday
1/2/1946
Had to get my hair done. I had washed it in Lysol. Went to store. Saw everyone. Will try to stay in for a while. Claire left this afternoon for Dallas. Hate to see her go.

“Washed it in Lysol” probably to disinfect after Bill’s spinal meningitis.

Thursday
1/3/1946
Answering flowers& cards. Just a week today seems like forever. Just can’t realize we won’t have Bill coming in.



Friday
1/4/1946
Just cleaning out. Feel terrible. Claire Barricks came over from Dallas.



Saturday
1/5/1946
Worked all day. Can’t get a thing done. So gittery I can’t stand my self. Just went to bed. Claire went back to Dallas.



Sunday
1/6/1946
Ol & I & Geo. went to Burseys farm, then to see Ma. Kids stayed home. We cleaned out boy’s rooms. Put George in – in Bill’s place. Gave Ollie his clothes closet. Glen left tonight for Galveston.



Monday
1/7/1946
Ma still in hospital.



Tuesday
1/8/1946
Just picking up.



Wednesday
1/9/1946
Had hair done. Shopped – Got scarf for Lillian, maid at office. She helped me with Bill – 2 pair nylons for Mildred Stewart – She was with Bill when he passed away – Also Dr. Barrett



Thursday
1/10/1946
Went to see Mary McClure. She lost her brother in Austin.



Friday
1/11/1946
Went to see Ma in hospital. She’s better. Kept Joan today & washed all day. Mr. Wilkinson from J.P. Elder School brought me some pictures of Bill – there grand.



Saturday
1/12/1946
Glenn here for week end. Not much out of Ollie. I ironed & cleaned. Dinner with Bursey’s.



Sunday
1/13/1946
Stayed home all morning. Went to see Ma. She’s better. All the kids are settled except Bill doesn’t come in. Seems like I can’t stand it.



Monday
1/14/1946
Rain, cold. Stayed home & sewed all day. Mrs. Clifton came to work.



Tuesday
1/15/1946
Still raining. Still staying in.



Wednesday
1/16/1946
Hair done. Then bought 2 coats & a hat today. Haven’t had any clothes for so long. Everyone fusses at me but don’t want any. Club at Barretts. Ma comes home today.



Thursday
1/17/1946
Garden Club. Everyone lovely. Lella, Ester Ruth & I rode around lake. Such a ride. Ma coming along alright



Friday
1/18/1946
Ol, Winnie & I went to Meridian to Mrs. McIntyre’s grandmother’s funeral. Winnie comes home with us and stays alnight. We go to see Jack in Gay 90’s. It’s good.



Saturday
1/19/1946
Raining again. Glenn came in Thurs. for few days. Dr. Helbing coming for dinner. Mrs. Helbing out of town.



Sunday
1/20/1946
Just cooked & washed dishes. Listened to radio. Jack president of Fellowship for St. John’s this year.



Monday
1/21/1946
Mrs. Clifton came today. We picked up. Weather is bad. Geo home with cold.



Tuesday
1/22/1946
Mrs. Clifton came again today. Sent laundry out. Geo. went to school. Snowed – Ol & I went to see “Bells of St. Mary’s” in afternoon.



Wednesday
1/23/1946
No Mrs. Clifton. Geo home. I had hair done. Sinus bad, dryer helps. A.M. takes Joan to Helbing. She gets some veg. now.



Thursday
1/24/1946
Geo goes to school. Just pick up & cook. Armstrongs asked us out for dinner at Angelic’s French Kitchen. Food good. They had had too much.



Friday
1/25/1946
Geo home until Monday mid term. Went to meeting for Garden club Show. We are all enthused about meeting place. We’re going to try to get Kiwanis to buy.



Saturday
1/26/1946
Jack & date attended Dance at Colonial. Got in too late. Canteen first time since Xmas Day. Wind blowing & its cold. Jane Webb came last night for week end. I am keeping Joan while they play.

Jack, was this THE Dance?

Sunday
1/27/1946
Glenn’s here also. I cooked all morning & slept all P.M. Ol had country funeral. Pa has bad cold. Ma up some around house.



Monday
1/28/1946
Jack home. Ollie stayed out of school to see Glen off to Washington. Joan has cold. I am going to 1907 Study Club. Elected 1st Vice Pres. Of 1907 Study Club.

Anybody, what was the "1907 Study Club"?

Tuesday
1/29/1946
Work



Wednesday
1/30/1946
Bridge at Bursey’s



Thursday
1/31/1946
Clean



Friday
2/1/1946
Miss Bill more every day. Jane Webb to be married this spring.



Saturday
2/2/1946
Rain



Sunday
2/3/1946
Just cook all Sunday morning



Monday
2/4/1946
Sew – Called on Burks. Ol presented medal for Selective Service at luncheon Texas Hotel with other Draft Board Members.



Tuesday
2/5/1946
Sew



Wednesday
2/6/1946
Hair done



Thursday
2/7/1946
Didn’t go to Sunday School meeting.



Friday
2/8/1946
Worked in yard.



Saturday
2/9/1946
Claire Barricks here for week end. Cold & rainey – picture show.



Sunday
2/10/1946
Jack brings Pat Willingham home for lunch. Bursey’s come over for enchiladas this eve.



Monday
2/11/1946
Claire goes to Dallas. Camp Fire Board meeting at Ft. Worth Club. Noon. 1907 Study Club.
Bess Ross did laundry in morning



Tuesday
2/12/1946
Com. Meeting for properties Flower Show in spring. Lunch with Dave Pumphrey at Ft. Worth Club.



Wednesday
2/13/1946
Hair done, shopped – Club at Grace Garrison’s in eve.



Thursday
2/14/1946
Helped Marzelle. Ol gives me azalea.



Friday
2/15/1946
Washed & iorned & sewed all day.



Saturday
2/16/1946
Michael Bonner gets married. Coffee with Neta for first time since we lost Bill & Ma has been sick. I took her down in car. Worked in yard & sewed. Claire came for week end.



Sunday
2/17/1946
Cooked all morning. Lella & I called on Thelma Brooks Farrell. Mrs. Brooks passed away.
Rain. Ol & I took Geo. to picture show. Girls go in eve. I keep Joan. Jack goes to church.



Monday
2/18/1946
Camp Fire meeting 1:30



Tuesday
2/19/1946
*

*No entry

Wednesday
2/20/1946
Hostess for Sunday School party meet here 11:30 lunch. Meeting with Colver*t – Flower Show Chair 3:30. I am to get printing done.

*Colvert?

Thursday
2/21/1946
Garden Club



Friday
2/22/1946
Work in yard



Saturday
2/23/1946
Ollie & I went shopping. Ol & I went to Patrol party at Ernest Allen’s. We left early. I couldn’t be happy & join in the fun. Our hearts are so heavy. Everyone has been wonderful, but they can’t bring Bill back to us.



Sunday
2/24/1946
Just cook



Monday
2/25/1946
1907 Study Club at Mrs. C. C. Gumm’s



Tuesday
2/26/1946
Hair done, then worked in yard.



Wednesday
2/27/1946
Round Table had dinner. We really enjoyed it. Took Winnie
I made Book Review at 11 A.M. By Rev Sherwood Clayton, at Hoyt Baird’s Girls Service League. I was guest of Fay Allen’s Spaghetti dinner. Worked in yard.



Thursday
2/28/1946
Sewed all day. House is up side down. Ol called & I went to Dallas with him 5:30 for casket.



Friday
3/1/1946
Cleaned house all day. Washed & iorned. Claire Tuoy Spends night with Ollie. Ol goes to Patrol. Joan cuter every day.



Saturday
3/2/1946
Coffee with Neta



Sunday
3/3/1946
Isabelle due this morn. Arrived about 5:15 A.M. She and Joan got acquainted at once. Lester Baker killed in airplane crash in California.

Isabelle is Joan’s other grandmother.

Monday
3/4/1946
Didn’t do much



Tuesday
3/5/1946
We all went to Dallas – met Mrs. Webb & Jane for lunch. Visited shops. Came home. Sam Gilbert Ward passed away with heart attackt.

“attackt” that’s the way she spelled it.

Wednesday
3/6/1946
Had lots to do today.



Thursday
3/7/1946
I am hostess for S.S. party at Mattie Jane Farley’s. Mr. Ward was buried.



Friday
3/8/1946
Just wiggled around.



Saturday
3/9/1946
Isabelle left this morning. We had Joan’s mole removed with radium. It was a nest of red veins in a mass. She has her first tooth also today.



Sunday
3/10/1946
Bursey’s came over. Joan has two teeth.



Monday
3/11/1946
Camp Fire Board meeting Ft. Worth Club luncheon. Hostess at Striplings for district art show for schools.



Tuesday
3/12/1946
Sewed all day



Wednesday
3/13/1946
Bought shrubs for Fain Reynolds new home & Oscar Wyatt new home for Club. Club met with Reynolds tonight.



Thursday
3/14/1946
Ol & I left for Port Aransas. Made it in 9 ½ hrs. Stayed at Tarpon Inn.



Friday
3/15/1946
Weather too bad to fish. I slept & ate.



Saturday
3/16/1946
Sat. Went out early to fish. Caught the first Jack Fish of the season. Ol is having it mounted. We both caught lots of Jacks.



Sunday
3/17/1946
(s) More Jacks today. Saw the first Tarpons. I fish of mornings & sleep in afternoons.



Monday
3/18/1946
More fishing



Tuesday
3/19/1946
Fishing. Met some interesting people.



Wednesday
3/20/1946
Fish first Mackrel of season, but not enough fish.



Thursday
3/21/1946
Came home worn out. Feel terrible.



Friday
3/22/1946
Still feel bad. Lillian, maid from office came up and cleaned house.



Saturday
3/23/1946
Still feel bad.



Sunday
3/24/1946
Feel better. Cleaned house & cooked all day. Picture show in eve.



Monday
3/25/1946
I had 1907 Study Club. Lillian Came up at 4:15 P.M. to help. Girls went to show.



Tuesday
3/26/1946
Hair done. Canteen in morning. Geo. has tummy ache. Little temp all night.



Wednesday
3/27/1946
Geo. goes to hospital has appendix removed 2 P.M. It has ruptured just a little. Dr. put tube in side. Mighty sick little boy. Just 3 mo. to the day since we lost Bill.



Thursday
3/28/1946
Stayed alnight at hospital. Geo. feels fine. Still a little woozy. Mary McClure came last night. Stayed a while.



Friday
3/29/1946
Ol stayed at hospital last night. Nurse came. Geo. better.



Saturday
3/30/1946
Geo. better. He has lots of flowers, 7 boxes of candy, cards, books, games & Grandad brought a cowboy hat. Nurse still comes from 10 P.M. to 7 A.M.

Grandad: I guess is Oliver. First granddaughter is about nine months old at this point.

Sunday
3/31/1946
Tube removed. Brought Geo. home today. He didn’t want to come home. He will miss the nurse. Jack confirmed in Episcopal Church.

July, August, September 1945

Sunday
7/1/1945
Gooney to have lunch with us. He’s just like George. Ol & boys watered garden all day. Ollie called long distance from N.Y. She’s having lots of fun, just a little homesick.

Gooney is Uri S. French Alice Marie’s brother-in-law.

Monday
7/2/1945
Went to see Dr. Helbing. I just feel awful. Gave me some pills. Ol & I went to Dallas to have dinner with Largent Parks, then Saw Blossom Time. Enjoyed it lots. Jack went to work for Daddy.



Tuesday
7/3/1945
Still feel awful. Haven’t done a thing.



Wednesday
7/4/1945
Didn’t do much today. Ol worked all night. Pa saw to it we sold our donkey. Paid $5 to get man to buy it.



Thursday
7/5/1945
Did part of laundry. Got 2 Bu. Beets. Mrs. Whitesils canning again this year on halves.
Went to Canteen. Got letter from Ollie. Marzelle ate dinner with us. Her mother worse.

(Whitesils?)
“On halves” assume means Mrs. W. got half for the canning.

Friday
7/6/1945
A.M. & Geo. S. went to dentist – stayed all morn. – I feel lots better – Ol has to work tonight – Making a few baby clothes. Ironed

Baby clothes fro Munnie’s first grand baby.

Saturday
7/7/1945
We Met Geo. L. at 4:30 A.M. in the train yards. He’s going to W. Coast – Expects furlough before sailing. Ol worked all night.



Sunday
7/8/1945
Worked all day – didn’t leave the place. Marcelle had lunch with us.



Monday
7/9/1945
A.M. & I checked on her hospital Reserv. Then we went by to see Mrs. Amyett – then she bought her red wool Jersey dress for winter. It’s hot & sultry.

Hot & Sultry could apply to the dress.

Tuesday
7/10/1945
Sewed all day making me a Bimberg* crepe night gown. Coffee with folks. It’s rained all day. Kides & I went to see “Tree Grown in Brooklyn”. Poor Ol worries all night about help.

Bimberg is a German town and/or name. Apparently a fabric made in Bimberg or produced by a person named Bimberg

Wednesday
7/11/1945
Hair done. Ma’s birthday dinner at her house. Still raining. Very unusual.



Thursday
7/12/1945
Alice M., Elsie, Elbertine & Winnie went to Dallas. Bill & I washed & peeled peaches. Tired out.



Friday
7/13/1945
Peeled peaches again. Have 14 qts. in locker.



Saturday
7/14/1945
Breakfast or lunch rather with Neta. Beck didn’t come. Worked all day. George L. called tonight. He’s leaving for Hawaii next week.



Sunday
7/15/1945
Worked again all day. I feel terrible. It’s bad to be an old woman. George called again. Poor kid. Sure hates to leave.



Monday
7/16/1945
Cooked all day. Canned pears also.



Tuesday
7/17/1945
Bill bitten by dog – Town & antiques all day – hair done – Bill & Geo. Went to bruce Boswell’s birthday party at Colonial. They sure enjoyed it.



Wednesday
7/18/1945
Canteen meeting – Tea for Francis Smith. A.M. has terrible cold.



Thursday
7/19/1945
Wash day & everything else, including sewing.



Friday
7/20/1945
Sewing some more



Saturday
7/21/1945
Jelly, cleaned, gathered in food. That’s a job now, when there’s no food to buy and a big family to feed. Helbings gave us peaches.



Sunday
7/22/1945
Sunday, made jelly – Alice M. made fig preserves. For lunch we had fried chicken out of our locker, green beans, corn out of our garden, salad & peach cobbler with whipped cream. I’m a good russler.

I’m sure she meant rustler. Meat was still very hard to get.

Monday
7/23/1945
A.M. going to have ring re-set at Geo. Request. She’s very brave on her first anniversary with Geo. on his way to Guam. A.M. & I going to town. It’s sure hot. Infantile Paralysis – 22 cases. City having clean up week.

Marines staged in Guam or Japan Invasion.

Tuesday
7/24/1945
Hat & work



Wednesday
7/25/1945
Town again



Thursday
7/26/1945
Farley funeral



Friday
7/27/1945
Laundry



Saturday
7/28/1945
Coffee at Elbertine’s. Becky’s last day



Sunday
7/29/1945
Made jelly most all day. – cooked



Monday
7/30/1945
Geo had best day of his life, so he said had party – Cake for Jack & Geo. Jack brought his girl down.



Tuesday
7/31/1945
Jack celebrated his birthday at casino. He found out Merlene has to rest & gain weight. It’s a blow to him.

(Huh?)

Wednesday
8/1/1945
Town. Club at Barretts. I won High. I am taking 2 mo. off fro Canteen. Ollie called. She’s coming home the 15th. James is in town. Looks like a wedding.



Thursday
8/2/1945
Laundry – Canned tom. Canteen – Pat throws a good one – takes everyone to calm him down.



Friday
8/3/1945
Pa makes up & is sorry for everything – Ol is worn out – he is only licensed embalmer at office & he’s at it day & night – Conner better, but has to sit.



Saturday
8/4/1945
Coffee with Neta – It’s a shower for Alice M. from family – she has everything a child could want for Butch.

“Butch? Probably a pet name for the baby that became Joanie.

Sunday
8/5/1945
Just cook & wash dishes – My last day on duty for Canteen for 2 mo. - Have lots to do at home.



Monday
8/6/1945
Town with Sis – Day is ruined.



Tuesday
8/7/1945
Laundry – Bill is best helper I’ve every had – Looks like Ollie is serious about wedding – She was disappointed with camp.



Wednesday
8/8/1945
Hair dresser – Having antique lamp fixed up at Marie’s (Griffith) – It’s sure hot – A.M. went to Dr.’s



Thursday
8/9/1945
Iorn, sew – Making (diddy) shirts for Mrs. Thomas’ grandbaby in Brazil – Geo. Lewis in Hawaii – Been there about 3 weeks – Says it’s beautiful.

Waiting invasion battle - called off by “Bomb”

Friday
8/10/1945
Iorn & sew, but don’t get anywhere, just about to bite myself.



Saturday
8/11/1945
Coffee with Neta – finished ironing – cleaned my room bath & dressing room and am I tired. Ol has to work tonight.



Sunday
8/12/1945
Jack makes his first ambulance calls. Marcene Lawson’s (Jack’s girl) brother was drowned tonight. Marcene & mother have to come back from N.M.



Monday
8/13/1945
Jack seems all important with his new family. Bill & I washed most all day – ironed too.



Tuesday
8/14/1945
Finished ironing.
TODAY THE JAPS SURRENDERED! What a day or night – Came thru at 7 P.M.

Announcment from radio Tokyo!

Wednesday
8/15/1945
Jack & Ol went to Gainesville to bury the Lawson boy.
Everyone is celebrating victory – Hair dresser – Club at Bursey’s tonight.



Thursday
8/16/1945
Ollie leaves camp for N.Y. today.



Friday
8/17/1945
Ollie called long distance today – She’s fine – Washed & ironed – Geo. has mumps – now isn’t that something.



Saturday
8/18/1945
Our grandchild arrived today at 10 P.M. – Joan Elizabeth. A.M. woke up at 3:30 A.M. – Hospital 6 A.M. What a day. It was 103°.

Munnie’s first grandbaby. I think previously referred to as “Butch”

Sunday
8/19/1945
Wired everyone about Joan.



Monday
8/20/1945
Every one fine – Geo. Still has mumps.



Tuesday
8/21/1945
A.M. spends birthday in hospital – Ollie arrives from N.Y. this morn – James out of town.



Wednesday
8/22/1945
Busy at home & making two trips a day to hospital – Hair done.



Thursday
8/23/1945
James back in town today – Alive M. & baby doing fine.



Friday
8/24/1945
James has dinner with us – He gave Ollie a beautiful diamond ring.



Saturday
8/25/1945
Coffee with Neta – Cleaned living room good



Sunday
8/26/1945
Cleaned dining room good



Monday
8/27/1945
Laundry – cleaned breakfast rm.



Tuesday
8/28/1945
Iorned & picked up – Dinner with Bursey’s – His birthday.



Wednesday
8/29/1945
Night club here.



Thursday
8/30/1945
Hair done and that about all – Cleaned A.M. room good – Ollie gave James his ring back – He just loves James & that’s all.



Friday
8/31/1945
Alice M. & Joan comes home from hospital – cleaned hall good



Saturday
9/1/1945
Coffee at Netas – Peace terms signed aboard the “Missouri ” – Japs are sullen

BIG day centered on the MIGHTY MO.

Sunday
9/2/1945
Peace – today is V.J. Day

VJ Day

Monday
9/3/1945
Labor Day – Laundry – Cooked big picnic supper – We took boys to Dr. Bursey’s new farm with Club bunch for supper.



Tuesday
9/4/1945
Wash, iorn, cook – Ollie buys herself a cute grey had & dress – A.M. hears from George



Wednesday
9/5/1945
Red Cross calls today to cable Geo. about Joan. A.M. is sure blue. Wash, iorn – Marzelle & I canned 20 qts. peas - honey tonight



Thursday
9/6/1945
(s) – Hair done – Camp Fire Garden Party – Ollie makes talk – I’m in receiving line.

Is Munnie in the Garden Party receiving line, or in receiving line of Ollie’s talk?

Friday
9/7/1945
Just work – Bill goes out for football at N.S.H.S.



Saturday
9/8/1945
Elsie & kids come down – We all go to Neta’s for coffee – Kids go to circus – Ol & I go to bandy’s to Jester party – Came home early.



Sunday
9/9/1945
Bill woke up with mumps – I work all day cleaning his room & cooking – Marzelle had supper with us & we went to picture show.



Monday
9/10/1945
I do laundry, then to go bed with mumps.



Tuesday
9/11/1945
Kids fight it out & Joanie doesn’t sleep at all – Bill & I are marooned together – School starts



Wednesday
9/12/1945
Stayed in bed until about 5 P.M. – Couldn’t take it any longer – swelling all gone, so I’m up.



Thursday
9/13/1945
Rocked Joanie most all night – Jingles in heat
(What next?)



Friday
9/14/1945
Just cleaned.



Saturday
9/15/1945
Didn’t go to Netas for coffee – They might catch mumps



Sunday
9/16/1945
Marzelle & Bradley Came by. He’s out of service. Ollie quit Camp Fire Office – Freelancing in art.



Monday
9/17/1945
I clean some word work in Kitchen every day, but doesn’t help.



Tuesday
9/18/1945
Still feel terrible. My mumps must have been sinus, because they are giving me a fit – It’s hot & dry & dusty



Wednesday
9/19/1945
I kept Joanie while A.M. starts in (Pre-School) She gets along fine (Joanie) – Bill about over Mumps. He doesn’t have any pep at all.



Thursday
9/20/1945
Hair dress (This was done yesterday afternoon.) – shop, brought Oliver’s Birthday gift (a lovely pr of pajamas for me), Then I bought him some too. He doesn’t like my night gown (Garden Club lovely)



Friday
9/21/1945
My first bridge tournament since before the war. Blackstone Hotel for Jr. Women’s Garden Club – Bill Starts to school – A.M. took baby to dr. She has only gained 1 lb.



Saturday
9/22/1945
Coffee at Neta’s – Show tonight – Cooking today to keep from it tomorrow – I have rheumatism in elbows – Still feel B-A-D – Claire Barricks came in.



Sunday
9/23/1945
Claire has sinus so she came back for med – I hadn’t intended doing a think today but instead, I worked all day.



Monday
9/24/1945
Literary club doesn’t meet because of the death of Mr. C.C. Gumm – Jack starts to N.T.A.C.



Tuesday
9/25/1945
Kept baby while A.M. goes to get her allotment & ration books. Meat, cheese & sugar still rationed – also shoes. Jack ate something to upset him



Wednesday
9/26/1945
Hair done today – It’s trying to rain – Everything is sure dry & burned up. Lollie called – She isn’t having Club tonight – She has out of town company.



Thursday
9/27/1945
Worked all day.



Friday
9/28/1945
Ol stays home all day – has nice birthday. I gave him pajamas & also a pair for him to give me. Raining



Saturday
9/29/1945
Jack comes home with mumps – Too bad for school. Raining – Ol goes to stag party.



Sunday
9/30/1945
Jack’s really sick – temp 102.2 – Can keep a thing on his tummy – Cook & clean kitchen all day. Ol sleeps all day.

April, May, & June 1945

Sunday
4/1/1945
Easter Sunday – I attended St. John’s with girls & Georgie. Sis & I had orchids. Ollie went to Services Men’s Center – Rained



Monday
4/2/1945
Picked up & worked



Tuesday
4/3/1945
Worked



Wednesday
4/4/1945
Knickerbocker – Spoke for Knife & Fork Club



Thursday
4/5/1945
S.S. party lunch with Mms. Barnes, Adams, Ollie & Sis & myself – Blackstone – Had hair done.



Friday
4/6/1945
Worked



Saturday
4/7/1945
Worked



Sunday
4/8/1945
Worked all day – We all went to picture show at night



Monday
4/9/1945
Take paper or flower arrangement for 1907 Study Club.



Tuesday
4/10/1945
Ironed



Wednesday
4/11/1945
Club at Reynolds – I won cut – Ol high.



Thursday
4/12/1945
Flower show – I won 5 – 1st – 3 – 2nd – 2 3rd - Not bad, eh. I was sure thrilled – President F.D. Roosevelt died today suddenly – Truman takes office.



Friday
4/13/1945
Camp fire Conference at Texas Hotel – What a job. Had to go to Canteen – They had a mob – Rain



Saturday
4/14/1945
Served 495 boys in morning – everyone about to go crazy – Rain
Ate with Neta.

Most likely on the way to The Pacific Theater. Military was expecting higher causalities than Normandy.

Sunday
4/15/1945
Stayed home all day, except for a few minutes at Canteen – Not so busy – Jingles 8 pups came – Poor thing.



Monday
4/16/1945
Washed all day – Canteen too – Another mob. Knife & Fork meeting – Madam Silver Cross – She was wonderful.



Tuesday
4/17/1945
Pick up – Canteen again
Ol & I took case to Iowa Park

Jack: does “case” mean a vault or a body or what?

Wednesday
4/18/1945
Hair done – Lunch at Blackstone for Mmes. Barretts. Sis & I. A.M about sick with cold.



Thursday
4/19/1945
(s)
Canteen – Garden Club – Tired out.



Friday
4/20/1945
Rain – Jingle has lost 3 pups – Was going to rest today but everyone has hollered all day – Elsie & Ralph down. We bought cow. Sis is sick with cold. Steers Club show at High School



Saturday
4/21/1945
Coffee with Neta



Sunday
4/22/1945
Worked all day.



Monday
4/23/1945
1907 Study Club – Mrs. Adams brought blanked for Charlotte for graduation.



Tuesday
4/24/1945
Senior Day at School – Enjoyed it lots.



Wednesday
4/25/1945
Club at Wyatt’s - Won cut – Ol won cut – Marzells birthday.



Thursday
4/26/1945
A,M furniture came from Cherry Point. Canteen Meeting at Ft. Worth Club 10 A.M. – Garden club show at Mrs. Zandts for Monticello Club – Arranged tables for Father Daughter Banquet Camp Fire



Friday
4/27/1945
Serve Nutrition Class at Meacham – A.M. is packing everything away again.



Saturday
4/28/1945
Coffee with Neta – We packed A.M.’s things all day – Finally got them done – Show at night – Report out, Germany surrenders. False



Sunday
4/29/1945
Dallas with Wards to see Thorntons – Jack worked at plant all day. Boy jumps on him on way home and beat him up, because Ol sent his daddy to army.

Jack: Was this your job at Swift? How difficult was Pres. of Draft Board?

Monday
4/30/1945
Juvenile laws in this town terrible – Washed all day long.



Tuesday
5/1/1945
Started ironing – Had to go to Canteen. Closed it until we could get caught up. Senior play at night.



Wednesday
5/2/1945
Hair done – shopped



Thursday
5/3/1945
Stayed home and worked all day – Dinner with Burseys at Chicken Shack – It’s new – Then played bridge



Friday
5/4/1945
Worked again all day



Saturday
5/5/1945
Coffee with Neta



Sunday
5/6/1945
Worked morn – Slept in eve



Monday
5/7/1945
Germany gives up but President doesn’t confirm it.



Tuesday
5/8/1945
Today is VE Day – Everyone celebrates, so I wash all day. The big conference is on in San Francisco of all big nations. Burned up washing machine.

“International Monetary Conference” (news reel at Youtube) actually in Bretton Woods, NH July 1.
VE Day – Surrender in Europe

Wednesday
5/9/1945
Hair done – Bridge at Reynolds



Thursday
5/10/1945
Worked again all day



Friday
5/11/1945
Decorated Tables for Senior Banquet at Colonial & Triple XXX – Jack graduates this year. Ol & I invited – We enjoyed it - Took Jack & date (Catherine Bourlin) home.



Saturday
5/12/1945
Coffee with Neta – Elsie & Family down for Mother’s Day & Pa’s birthday.



Sunday
5/13/1945
Celebrated Pa’s birthday & Mother’s Day – Had lunch with me – Slept all afternoon – Picture show at night with girls – I received 8 wine glasses, wine decanter, hydrangea, book “Why Mothers Turn Grey”

Elsie & family had lunch with Munnie?

Monday
5/14/1945
Camp Fire lunch of Board at Ft. Worth Club – 1907 Literary Club at Mrs. Bowers – Took hats to be made over – Hottest day in long time – Hard rain at night & turned cold



Tuesday
5/15/1945
Was going to sew, but had to run out to Canteen - Hospital ship comes in – Kept me all afternoon – boys were in bad shape – 15 of them back from the pacific.



Wednesday
5/16/1945
(s)
Hair done – A.M. & I ate lunch down town – Canteen – Came home to rest – Mary McClure, Ola Scott & Marzelle Burk came by – Time to cook – A.M. & I walked over to Marzells



Thursday
5/17/1945
Garden Club at Leon Bandy’s



Friday
5/18/1945
Work – Mrs. Amyette gone to hospital in serious condition

Jack: Mrs. Amyette?

Saturday
5/19/1945
Coffee with Neta



Sunday
5/20/1945
Stayed home & worked – Put up 12 qts plumbs – Made berry pie – Napped in afternoon



Monday
5/21/1945
Rained a little – Picked up



Tuesday
5/22/1945
Neta giving luncheon for Charlotte – A.M. & I going – Dinner in our back yard for the folks. Went to hospital to see Mrs. Amyette & Oma Foley



Wednesday
5/23/1945
Hair done – Having Mary McClure & Mrs. Emma Shannon to lunch at Blackstone – Night Club.



Thursday
5/24/1945
Substitute Chairman for Canteen – Meet here at 10:30 to work out schedules – Jack in May Fete at Marine Park

Is this roots of FW MayFest?

Friday
5/25/1945
(s)
Worked - Having air conditioner put in – Claire Barricks here

Residential A/C was a real novelty in ‘44. 1407 still does not have central AC.

Saturday
5/26/1945
Patrol picnic at Bandy’s – Good time



Sunday
5/27/1945
Had to go to Canteen to find workers & Key – Jack’s Baccalaureate service



Monday
5/28/1945
Study Club – Picture show



Tuesday
5/29/1945
Jack’s Commencement



Wednesday
5/30/1945
Marzelle called at 5:30 A.M. She had acute indigestion – gave her horse liniment & everything – she finally got easy – Worked all day



Thursday
5/31/1945
Air conditioning finished – I washed all day – Jack had picnic at Burger’s Lake. He stayed in water all day – Claire Barricks left for home tonight.



Friday
6/1/1945
Ironed, cleaned house, worked in yard. Air conditioner working fine. Marzelle better – Her mother worse.



Saturday
6/2/1945
Breakfast at Neta’s – Canteen – Ollie in – May Fete – Sold dog to Mrs. Snowden $35.00



Sunday
6/3/1945
Ol worked all day – Conner has been put to bed until he shows quite an improvement – Has enlarged heart – Ol trying to do his work too.



Monday
6/4/1945
Did laundry – Got hams from Armour – We get 2 hams each week for Canteen – Our cost per person is 4 ½ ¢. – Not bad. – Serve sand, coffee or tea, cookies, sliced carrots. Our bill was $869.00 for may.



Tuesday
6/5/1945
Everything washed & ironed for once, but am I tired. We are keeping Claire’s car while she’s gone. – Have to run in (it) about once a week to keep battery up. – Having Henry check it.

Documented proof the laundry can get done.

Wednesday
6/6/1945
Hair done – Ollie is working ½ day at Camp Fire office until she leaves for N.Y.U. – Club tonight at Garrison’s.



Thursday
6/7/1945
A.M. & I went shopping. I had lunch at S.S. picnic Trinity Park. It’s over 100° today. I will stay home from here on out. Boys went swimming.



Friday
6/8/1945
Cleaning my room good



Saturday
6/9/1945
Breakfast with Neta – Cleaned



Sunday
6/10/1945
Canteen hospital ship – cooked dinner – Isis at night



Monday
6/11/1945
Washed some – ironed – sewed – Rained



Tuesday
6/12/1945
Rain – Sew & iron



Wednesday
6/13/1945
Town – Hair done – Bought green shantung dress.



Thursday
6/14/1945
Washed & ironed all day – Walk in eve with A.M.



Friday
6/15/1945
Town – Bought black suit for next winter – Geo. & Bill went to Isis – Ironed, mend.

"Isis" is the New Isis Theater, a movie theater a few doors from Exchange on N. Main, the heart of the Stockyards when it was a very busy place.


Saturday
6/16/1945
Coffee with Neta – Ironed – Brought in Gro.

I’m pretty sure “Gro.” Is “Groceries.” But why? Any ideas?


Sunday
6/17/1945
Father’s Day – Nice day – Roast from Locker – Meat rationing is serious.



Monday
6/18/1945
Did laundry –Went to Canteen – Ironed some.



Tuesday
6/19/1945
Finished Ironing before 10 A.M. – Took Ollie to work – Canteen – Made sleeping bag for Butch – Finished reading “Pastorial”. We shelled 8 qts. of black eyed peas. – Processed 6 qts. for locker. – Went to Marzells.

Sleeping bag for “Butch”?


Wednesday
6/20/1945
Night Club here – Becky came to help me. Boiled out dishtowels – Hair done – Shopped – Geo. Lewis called (Sis gone to show) – Will be leaving for West Coast soon from Camp Lejune, N.C.

I can hear Dad "Geo. Lewis" grumbling "this really eats me up" about shipping out for the invasion of Japan while Mom "Sis" is expecting their first in a couple of months. War IS hell.


Thursday
6/21/1945
Sewed some – Feel terrible – Didn’t do much.



Friday
6/22/1945
Mended everything – Finished up lots of things for Butch – Sure got things done.

Things for "Butch"?


Saturday
6/23/1945
Becky came today. I washed & ironed some – Cut out (slip?) for Butch – Worked all day

Probably shirt for “Butch” Wait ‘till you find out who Butch is!


Sunday
6/24/1945
Cooked most all day – Ol working hard – Took nap in afternoon – Ollie took Bill & Geo. Swimming. Jack took date to DeMoley.

DeMolay – Masonic boys organization.

Monday
6/25/1945
Worked all day getting Ollie off for New York for Ex school & Camp. She’s thrilled. We also shipped puppy to Lt. Christenson in Edwardsville, Ill. Hated to see Ollie leave.



Tuesday
6/26/1945
Jack went to N.T.A.C. to see about school. Geo. Called A.M. from Camp Lejune. I did the laundry with Bill’s help. – Bought 12 fryers for Burseys – Put them in locker.

Jack: N.T.Ag.Coll. – Is that correct? Now UTA?


Wednesday
6/27/1945
Town – Work



Thursday
6/28/1945
Work – Feel terrible – Worked for Canteen – Most all day on phone.



Friday
6/29/1945
Cleaned a little – Euira (Uri) French or Gooney, Alice M.’s brother in law here this eve. He’s on business – Will be around until Mon. afternoon.

“Euria” (Munnie’s spelling) is supposed to be “Uri”


Saturday
6/30/1945
Coffee with Neta – Becky didn’t come – House looks good – I still feel rotton.