Wednesday, June 1, 1983: Didn’t sleep very well last night. Woke at 7:15 & couldn’t go back to sleep. Up at 8:15. Dressed & went over to cemetery to walk. Met Linda at Daddy’s grave & we brought home some of the old flowers. Cool but mosquitoes bad again. When I got home, took shower, had breakfast. Weeded flower beds in front. Worked on notes & letters. Had lunch. Misc. jobs. Carla called, also Jay tonight. Linda over & did checks. I had supper, watched TV. Soaked feet, etc. To bed at 12:30.
Thursday, June 2, 1983: Up at 8:15. Washed & dressed. Got pkg. ready to mail & rest of stuff for downtown. Mabel called. Had breakfast. Left about 10:30. Stopped at shop, then to bookkeeper. To Un. 1st Fed. & took care of release of Safety Dep. box. Pd. Tel. bills, got groc. Came up & dropped off groc., got Matt (Meg went to Wendy’s). to P.W. Drug, then to Coffee Cup for lunch. Got blouse at Mode O’Day, shop, then home. Put away groc., sliced ham & smoked turkey. Paula & Jim came, so we got pickup & went & got dirt. When we got back they unloaded dirt & I got supper. They left about 10:00 & I did dishes. Soaked my feet, read paper & watched TV. To bed at 12:40.
Friday, June 3, 1983: Woke at 7:15. Had a dream about Daddy last night. Read a little. Dressed, went out & worked on dirt. Came in at 10:00 & had breakfast. Went back out & worked again until about noon. Got dirt on N. & W. sides of house. Started working again on cards & letters. Got quite a few done. Mrs. McBride came over to pay rent & stayed a while. Linda & Meg came over & then Ted & Matt came later. (Had lunch & then warmed up left-overs from last night for supper.) After kids left, I soaked my feet, read paper & watched TV. To bed at 12:00. Took about 1 hr. nap in afternoon.
Saturday, June 4, 1983: Up at 8:00. Dressed, went out & worked w/dirt again. Came in at 10:00 & had breakfast. Then went out & worked again. Topped birch tree, etc. Came in about 1:00. Took shower, washed & put up my hair. Had lunch & got sleepy so took a nap. Dried my hair. Carla called & they got home O.K. Linda, Ted & kids came over a while. After they left, I fixed supper, did dishes. Paid shop bills, paid Dr. & hospital bills. Worked on notes. Soaked my feet & watched TV. To bed at 12:15.
Sunday, June 5, 1983: Woke at 6:15. Couldn’t go back to sleep. Dozed a little & read. Got up about 8:30. Washed & dressed. Worked on notes & letters. Had breakfast about 10:00. Worked on cards again. Carla came about 2:00. We went out to Ernsts & got my gate & some more patio blocks, then to Sizzler & had salads for supper. About 5:30 when we got back so Carla left. Linda, Megan & Matt came soon after & stayed a while. After they left I worked on cards & notes again. Got all finished except Roy & Marilyn & a few strays. To bed at 1:00. Worked X-word – kind of hard.
Monday, June 6, 1983: Woke at 7:15. Up at 8:30. Dressed, went out to work on dirt, planted bronze mum. Came in for breakfast at 10:00. Worked outside until 12:00. Mailed letters. Ted came to empty oil barrel. Had trouble with pump so I helped him all afternoon. After he left I cleaned up part of patio, put out jade plant. Took shower & got cleaned up. Fixed my supper. Did dishes. Laid down a while. Wrote letter to Roy & Phyllis . Soaked feet & watched TV. Vacuumed under frig. & put bottom cover back on. To bed at 12:30.
Tuesday, June 7, 1983: Woke at 7:05. Up about 8:00. Dressed & went out & finished up dirt. Put blocks, behind shrub so it couldn’t spread into Mrs. M.’s rose. Cut catnip & some of forsythia. In for breakfast at 10:00. Went back out & irrigated. Trimmed bridal wreath & pulled up some grass in sm. ditch. Came in about 1:00. Washed & changed clothes, had lunch. Found shop stuff (Feb.) so sorted it & put away. Took short nap. Washed load of colored clothes, dried part. Went to Linda’s for supper. Came home about 9:00. Started letter to Marilyn. Read paper, watched TV, soaked feet. To bed at 12:24.
Wednesday, June 8, 1983: Woke at 6:45. Up at 8:30. Dressed, walked over to cemetery & put some plastic flowers on Daddy’s grave. Planted azaleas when I got back. Had breakfast at 10:00. Ted came up & pumped rest of oil out of barrel. Not in very good shape so took it to shop. I washed & changed clothes. (Fixed hanging baskets & set out geranium.) Finished letter to Marilyn. Had lunch. Vacuumed kitchen. Started to clean living room. Paula called. Came over tonite. Ate supper with me. Brought flowers and we took them to cemetery – I fixed some, too. Linda & the kids came. Carla called & I called Jay. Linda did checks, also, shop totals. Paula cut my hair I washed & put them up. Then after Linda left I dried them & read paper. Kept falling asleep. To bed at 12:10.
Thursday, June 9, 1983: Woke at 7:04. Up at 8:30. Washed & dressed. Got things ready to go downtown. Washed load of white clothes. Made bed. Sewed hem in white & orchid print blouse. Had breakfast. Left for town about 11:00. Stopped at B.V. Monument, also shop. Went to Banks, then to Red Steer for lunch. To P.W. Drug, then took kids swimming. Got groc., hinges at Kings, then to Court House about tax assessment, & License & RV sticker for M.H. Picked up kids, then to shop again. Came & put away groc. Kids wanted to come over for supper so asked Linda & Ted, too. After supper went down to church a little bit. Cleared up & rinsed dishes when we got back finished them up after kids left. Read paper & napped. To bed at 1:10.
Friday, June 10, 1983: Woke at 6:45. Up at 8:30. Dressed, went to walk. Took water over & flowers are still pretty. Paula’s are – mine kind of wilted. When I got back, changed clothes. Dried load of whites. Cleaned some more in living room. Waxed tables, vacuumed chairs & love seat. Moved chair, etc., & cleaned good. Had lunch, rinsed dishes. Had a storm & some rain this afternoon. Cooled off. Had supper. Matt came over & later on, Linda. After they left, I read paper & watched TV. To bed at 11:28.
Saturday, June 11, 1983: Woke at 5:40. Read a little & went back to sleep. Got up about 8:05. Washed & dressed. Had breakfast. Worked a little on living room. Paula came & we looked over stone folders. Carla came & we “ [looked over folders] some more. Fixed a bouquet of flowers & picked up Linda & kids. Finally decided on stone. Gray granite – 42” lg. [sketch with HOFFMANN/IN LOVING MEMORY/cabin WED in heart elk & [?]] Paula left from down there & we took [?] Linda came, then went to Boise. Met Bill & his mom at the house Carla likes. It is really nice. Then went to see the acreage. Made Bill’s mom pretty sad. After that we drove out to Barber Park & up to Lucky Peak to see the water. River really full. Went to Big Boy for supper. Then Carla brought me home. I worked on living room again & rinsed dishes. Watched TV. To bed at 12:10. Cool today.
Sunday, June 12, 1983: Woke at 3:15, at 5:15, 6:15, then slept til 8:15. Cool & partly cloudy, rained a little at one time. Had breakfast, washed & dressed. Finished clean living room. Washed load of white rayons & dried them. Washed yellow rayons, dried part of them. Carla came about 2:30. She brought some flowers so we took them to cemetery. Fixed supper; after we ate she left & I did dishes. Just finished & Linda Ted & kids came. Paula called & we talked a while. I called Jay this morning. Kids left about 10:00. Discovered it was the fuse in the dishwasher so Ted helped me put in a new one. Works OK now. Soaked my feet & worked X-word. (Cleaned off dining room table in A.M.) Ran dishwasher. To bed at 12:15.
Monday, June 13, 1983: Same woke me at 5:15, throwing up. Got up & cleaned it up. Went back to sleep. Woke at 6:15, then 7:15. Up at 8:15. Dressed, etc., went for my walk. Changed clothes when I got back, had breakfast. Paid bills, got Ins. forms ready – Linda mailed them for me. Worked on books, got them ready to go to bookkeeper. Cleaned off part of patio, picked berries. Swept up trash by oil barrel, put out garbage. Got my supper, watered s. flower bed. Did dishes, read paper. Dried clothes, put wh. clothes to soak. Put stuff back under sink. Watched TV. To bed at 12:30.
Tuesday, June 14, 1983: Woke at 6:15. Went back to sleep a little. Up at 8:15. Dressed, went for my walk. When I got back, irrigated – got it done in an hour. Planted yellow chrys. Had breakfast. Took shower, changed. Got ready to take Matt down to basketball practice. Took shop mater. to bookkeeper & got gas. Had lunch, started to vac. kitchen. Fixed gate for back of garage & put it up. Watered strawberries & azaleas. Tied newspaper. Got supper, did dishes. Washed load of white clothes. Read papers & soaked my feet. Watched TV. To bed at 11:50.
Wednesday, June 15, 1983: Woke at 6:15. Up about 8:15. Dressed, went for my walk. Flowers blown over so I set them back up & watered them. When I got home, washed & put up my hair, changed. Talked to Linda. Watered under tree. Finished clean off patio & watered planters. Took out some flowers. Washed dark colored clothes, dried whites & part of rest. Vacuumed kitchen, hall & bath. Put away a few things. Had lunch. Cleaned grass & dandelions from maple. Fixed supper, did dishes. Linda, Megan & Matt came over. Paula & Jay called, also Judy. Soaked my feet, read paper & watched TV. To bed at 12:10.
Thursday, June 16, 1983: Sam threw up in the night & woke me, but went back to sleep. Woke up at 6:40, got up at 8:30. Washed & dressed. Dried clothes in washer. Washed bedspread. Got stuff ready to go downtown. Had breakfast. Left about 11:30. Went over & checked on flowers, then to Linda’s. Went to Banks, P.W. Drug, took Matt to basketball practice. To church & left newspapers, then to K.F. Chicken for dinner. Got stuff at bookkeeper, then got groc. Went to courthouse about tax assessment, then picked up Matt & took him to shop. He & Ted got haircut. Went to Sherwood Florist about flowers, then home. Matt & Megan came for supper. Linda came over later & got them. Meg helped me with dishes. After they left, I soaked my feet, read paper & watched TV. To bed at 12:22. Dried bedspread tonight.
Friday, June 17, 1983: Woke at 7:20. Up at 8:30. Dressed, walked to cemetery. Watered flowers. Planted glads & white chrysanthemum when I got home. Had breakfast & watched Wheel of Fortune. Washed load of white clothes. Took a short nap. Had lunch. Did a few odd jobs. Washed & dressed, got ready to go to supper with Paula and Jim. Went to Thoroughbred, had N.Y. stk. sandwich & pina colada. Very good. Looked at some little plants out at the Mall. When we got home Paula & I took her flowers to cemetery. Started to blow just as we left so suppose it blew them all over. They left about 9:00. Kept on blowing & storming. Mattie called & said their power was off. I told them to come on over but he said they were going to bed. I soaked my feet, watched TV & read paper. To bed at 11:40.
Saturday, June 18, 1983: Woke at 6:45. Up at 8:30. Dressed, went for my walk. Flowers were OK. Artificial one blown over & block in Paula’s but just set it straight & watered all. Picked up branches when I got back. Michelle mowing lawn. Hung out sheets & dried rest of whi. clothes. Paid shop bills & Sales Tax & S.W.I. Laid down to take a little nap. (Picked strawberries & a few raspberries this A.M.) Fixed box of berries, washed & froze them. “ [Fixed] some for supper. Linda came with her floral arrangement & woke me from my nap. Don’t think I slept very long. We took the flowers over to Daddy’s grave. They are so pretty. When I got home I fixed my supper. Did dishes, ran dishwasher. Read, soaked my feet & watched TV. To bed at 11:55.
Sunday, June 19, 1983: Woke up at 5:55. Went back to sleep until 7:55. Again until 8:15. Then got up, took shower & dressed. Fixed bouquet & took to cemetery. Watered all flowers. When I got back fixed my breakfast. cleaned up yard, pulled some quack grass & trimmed rose a little. Read some old papers & tried to sleep a little but couldn’t. Carla came about 2:00. She fixed her flowers & we took them over. Watered others again. Saw Linda so stopped & talked to her then went to Jacks for a sandwich. When we got back she got ready to leave & Paula, Jim and Judy came. We went through some of Dad’s shirts, etc., and she took some that she had given him. think Bill can wear them. Also Dad’s green leisure suit – don’t know if it will fit him or not.) We went to ASIA Rest. for supper, had Mandarin chicken & pork fried rice. Drove over to cemetery on way home, also saw Paula & I finished X-word & then they soon left. I read papers & watched TV. To bed at 11:45.
Monday, June 20, 1983: Woke early but went back to sleep until about 8:15. Dressed, went for my walk. Watered flowers at cemetery. Cook & sunny today. When I got home I moved flowers out on to patio & wash off patio. Put up hooks by door. Planted begonias on N. side of house. Carried out old geraniums & put plastic tables on patio. Tried to call Milk today but no answer. Had lunch, looked at mail. Put meat on to cook for supper. Made bed, cut old flower stalks off iris. Picked few raspberries. Got my supper, did dishes. Read paper, soaked my feet, watched TV. To bed at 12:00. Clock quit striking again.
Tuesday, June 21, 1983: Woke at 6:55 & unlocked front door. Went back to sleep & got up about 8:00. Dressed. Mattie came soon after that. We went to the cemetery, Mattie on his bike & I walked. Watered flowers. When we got home I irrigated & Mattie played with Brian. Had breakfast, then cleaned out rest of iris bed. Finished about 11:00. Washed & changed clothes. Got Mattie’s lunch, then took him to Basket Ball Camp. Took nap & had lunch when I got home. Jay’s ins. policy came today. Did dishes, cleaned in back utility area. Fixed supper, did dishes. Linda came over for a while. I soaked my feet, read paper, watched TV. To bed at 12:00. Kind of cool today.
Wednesday, June 22, 1983: Woke at 6:50. Unlocked door for Matt. Went back to bed until 7:45. Dressed, Matt came about 8:15. We went over to cemetery. When we got back I planted last chrysanthemum. Planted petunias, picked berries. Heard sirens, fire truck & ambulance, stopped over at M___. Also 2 police cars. It was ____– she had taken an overdose of drugs. Ila said this afternoon that they don’t know if she’ll make it or not. May have brain damage. When I came in had breakfast. Changed clothes, read papers. Filled hummer feeder. Fixed Matt’s lunch. Took him to Basketball Camp. Had my lunch. Called Dr. Haensli’s office & they said they had billed Medicare and whatever it paid was what his charge would be. I can hardly believe it. Worked on dining this afternoon. Got it about 1/3 cleaned. Got my supper. Paula called, also Mary. Did dishes, ran dishwasher. Watered flower bed. Linda came over, did checks, deposit & paid some bills. I read paper, watched TV. To bed at 12:15.
Thursday, June 23, 1983: Up at 7:45. Washed & dressed. Got things ready to go downtown. Matt came, went out & played with Brian & John. I had breakfast, finished getting ready to go downtown about 11:00. Went to A-GEM & got fences. Stopped at Irrig. but couldn’t get any fence. Went to bookkeeper but he wasn’t in. Matt & I went to Red Steer for lunch, then took him to school for Camp. Went to P.W. Drug, Bank, Albertsons for groc. Then to Timex & got Carla’s watch band. Went to Jacks & got Cokes, then to school to pick up Matt again, then home. Put away groc.; read paper, Matt played w/Johnny & Brian. Linda called so we went to Gr. Western for supper. Meg staying at Day Camp all night. Carla called tonite. Read papers, soaked my feet, watched TV. To bed at 12:15.
Friday, June 24, 1983: Up at 8:00. Dressed, went to cemetery. When I got back, finished hinge on gate & worked on weeds behind garage. Had breakfast, worked on weeds some more. Came in & changed clothes. Started to clean living room. Talked to Ila & she talked to Mr. & Mrs. M___ a little bit. Read some old papers, had lunch. Finished living room, vacuumed kitchen, hall & bath. Watered flower beds. Fixed supper, did dishes. Fixed strawberries & froze them. Baked a cake for M___. Started letter to Norma & Sam. Read paper & watched TV. To bed at 12:15. Space shuttle landed safely this A.M.
Saturday, June 25, 1983: Woke at 6:00. Read & napped until 8:30. Dressed, went to cemetery – found they had taken our flowers off Daddy’s grave & someone even took Carla’s & my vases. We’ll have to watch that. I took the car & went back & got some baskets & Linda’s flowers, etc. When I got back was just getting ready to take shower, when Paula came. I took shower & washed & put up my hair while she went to run with Linda. Had breakfast. I fixed more flowers & we took them over & looked so pretty. Paula brought some too. When we got back I iced cake & then Paula left. Talked to Carla today, too. Made bed. Jim’s mom called, & we went out to supper together to Chuck Wagon. When I got home, called Linda. Did some misc. jobs. Soaked feet, read old papers, watched TV. To bed at 12:15.
Sunday, June 26, 1983: Woke at 7:00. Went back to sleep till 8:30. Read papers, up at 9:30. Had breakfast, went out & picked berries. Called Jay but he was at work so talked to Nancy. Her folks went home today. Took shower & dressed. Carla came. She fixed flowers & we went to cemetery. Went through the old part & found the 1st grave – Mary Cox Pierce, 1867. Stopped at Linda’s but she wasn’t home. Matt & Meg came home with us. Fixed supper & kids ate with us. Linda came & had salad & berries, then finished Meg’s plate. Carla left & soon Linda & kids. I did dishes, ran dishwasher. Worked X-word & watched TV. To bed at 11:40.
Monday, June 27, 1983: Woke at 6:15. Slept a little more off & on. Up at 9:00. Dressed & went for my walk. Had breakfast. Went out to work on weeds – got big ones all pulled. Watered flower bed under tree. Cut old flowers off peonies. Planted geranium. When I came in, had lunch. Ordered fence & called Wanda’s Clock Shop. Read old papers. Washed load of colored rayons. Got supper. Watered other flower bed & hauled garbage out. Did dishes, read paper. Watched TV. To bed at 12:00.
Tuesday, June 28, 1983: Woke at 6:55. Dozed a little, read til 8:00. Dressed & walked to cem. Started irrigating when I got home – finished about 10:20. Had breakfast. Straightened up patio & washed it off. Planted Carla’s chrysanthemum. Had lunch, looked at catalogs. Started cleaning new bath. Had supper, did dishes. Soaked feet, read papers, made out orders, fixed & washed raspberries & strawberries. Watched TV. To bed at 12:15. Mitch Poole, the insurance man, called, is coming over tomorrow afternoon.
Wednesday, June 29, 1983: Woke at 7:00, up at 8:00. Dressed, went for walk. Washed & changed when I got back. Put up hair. Had breakfast. Picked berries, transplanted some iris. Trimmed flowering almond. Washed load of colored clothes. Dried those & washed blanket & jacket. Dried blanket. Washed yellow rayons. Washed raspberries & froze some. Fixed my supper, did dishes. Meg & Matt came over & later Linda. After they left, I read paper, watched TV. To bed at 12:15. Ted came up & cut down shrub by my bedroom window today. Also insurance man brought check today – $11,283.00.
Thursday, June 30, 1983: Woke up at 7:15, went back to sleep & got up at 8:15. Washed & dressed. Paid bills, dried load of yellow rayons. Got F.T.D. ready to take to bookkeeper. Had breakfast, finished getting ready to go downtown. Stopped at shop, then to banks, Kinds, got groc., P.W. Drug, bookkeeper, Sears, Kings again. Then home. Put away groc. There was a knock at the door & it was Don Francis. He was here from about 5:00 until 6:30. Linda called and also Carla. I called her back later. Went to supper with Linda, Ted & kids. Forgot to pay Linda for my supper. Linda & kids stopped here for a while. After they left I tried to read paper but kept falling asleep. Watched TV, got ready for bed at 11:00.