June 1983

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.

Losing Grandpa: March-May 1983

The spring of 1983 must have been very difficult for Grandma. Her diary from that time faithfully recounts Grandpa’s decision to undergo an operation for an aneurysm, the complications from that operation, and the weeks of uncertainty before Grandpa’s death on May 16. Excerpts from Grandma’s account of this painful time are included here.

Wednesday, March 2, 1983:  Up at 9:00.  Cloudy, had been raining.  Dad called & said they had mixup at Hosp. & Dr. so he’s supposed to go in at 1:00 today.  I washed & dressed, had breakfast, made bed.  Got ready to take Dad to Hosp.  Got lunch.  Left about 12:40.  Got him admitted & filled out forms, etc.  Then we sat around & waited.  I finally left at 3:15 so I would be here when Matt came.  Fixed chow mein & ate supper, then went back up to hosp about 6:30.  Stayed till about 9:00.  Linda still here when I got home.  Called Ralph & Paula.  Made up deposit.  Did dishes & cleaned up kitchen.  Finished reading paper, watched TV & soaked my feet.  To bed at 1:00.  Raining when I came home from hosp.  above 50° last nite.

Thursday, March 3, 1983:  Up at 8:40.  Bright sun, not very cold.  Clouded over some during day.  Rain by evening.  Washed & dressed, had brunch, talked on phone several times.  Got stuff ready to go downtown.  Sam threw up in blue chair so had to clean that up.  Went to bank, then to Hosp. Got there about 11:45.  Dad not there.  Nurse said he had gone for both tests and wouldn’t be back down until around 2:00 so I went back down.  Went to Safeway & got an azalea, got few groc. at Albertsons.  Went to I.D. about cups but can’t get them to match my set.  Got hamb. at Jacks.  Back up to Hosp. about 1:15.  Dad didn’t get back to room until about 3:00.  Paula & Jim came, and after a while the Dr. came in & talked to us.  Said Dad does have an aneurism, too, and would be quite extensive surgery.  Quite a shock.  Kids left & I came home to get supper.  Talked to Linda.  Went back up & Paul E. & Linda, Ted & kids were there.  After a while Carla & Bill came.  L & T left & later Carla & Bill.  I left about 9:30.  Read paper, watched TV & soaked feet.  To bed at 12:45.

Friday, March 4, 1983:  Up at 8:30.  Cloudy, rain during night.  Some during day, too.  Washed & dressed, made bed.  Had breakfast.  Mabel called & Mrs. McBride brought rent.  I left for Hosp. about 12:00.  Deposited rent & got table at P.W. Drug.  Dad asleep when I got there.  After a while Ralph came & then Linda.  When Dad woke up said he could go home so got ready.  Left about 2:45.  Went to shop soon after we got home.  I put things away, etc., then got supper.  Dad tired so went to bed.  Paula came, then went down & got Judy.  I walked over to Linda’s party, then Carla & Bill brought me home.  Was a lot of fun.  After kids left, I emptied dishwasher & did dishes, read paper & watched TV.  To bed at 2:00.

Wednesday, March 9, 1983:  Up at 8:00.  Light sun.  Really warm today.  Washed & dressed.  Made bed, got ready to go to Boise.  Left about 9:45.  Got gas, stopped at Payless & Linda got toy for Matt.  Then got permission slips for Brownies.  After that Gr. Western & got gift for Dad – camera for Meg not in stock.  Hope it comes in before her birthday.  Parked at S.R. lot & had lunch with the girls.  Afterwards went in & got Ted’s running shoes at Sears, then up to Carla’s and Linda called about old prison tours.  Then was time to go home.  Stopped at school & then brought Linda home to get her car.  Waited at home until I heard from Matt, then went downtown to bookkeeper, to P.W. Drug & Super Save.  When I got home, got supper.  Did dishes, read paper.  Linda & Meg came over to do checks.  Soaked my feet & watched TV.  To bed at 12:40.

Thursday, March 10, 1983:  Up at 8:30.  Light sun.  Beautiful day – in the 70°s today.  Washed & dressed.  Made bed, had breakfast.  Made up deposits, etc.  Paid some bills.  Got shop mater. ready.   Left about 11:45.  Stopped at shop a little.  Went to Banks, P.W. Drug.  Met Linda there & we went to Jack’s & had lunch.  From there went to Bookkeeper, got groc., then home.  Put away groc., then went back down & picked up Dad.  Went to Dr. – he says tests all O.K.  Heart & lungs good & kidneys a little  but O.K.  Think Dad will go ahead with surgery but wants to think about it a little more.  When I got home, fixed supper.  Kids came & we ate.  Carla called, also Jay & Paula.  And Judy.  I talked to Mabel, Dave getting along great.  After all left, I did dishes.  Read paper, soaked feet & watched TV.  To bed at 12:40.

 

 

Monday, March 14, 1983: Up at 8:45. Light sun, not too cold. Rain & hail off & on during day. Dressed, had breakfast. Made bed, washed load of towels, etc. Started to work on income tax stuff. Got lunch, cleared table. Talked to Linda, went back to income tax – didn’t get it all done. Got mail & took out trash. Dried clothes. Got supper, read paper. Did dishes, soaked feet, watched TV. To bed at 1:00. Put load of clothes to soak. Think Dad is going ahead w/surgery.

Tuesday, March 15, 1983: Up at 8:35. Light clouds, little cooler. Dressed, Had breakfast. Made bed, washed load of clothes that were soaking. Dried load of towels. Started working on Income Tax stuff again. Boy is that a job! Don’t know if I have it all or not. Dad didn’t come for lunch. Washed & cut up chicken. Fixed that for supper. Did dishes, read paper, dried part of clothes. Dad went back to Dr. & has decided on surgery. Goes in Mon. afternoon & will have operation Wed. Soaked my feet & watched TV. To bed at 1:45.

Wednesday, March 16, 1983: Up at 8:30. Sunny, frost. Nice day except a little windy. Dressed, had breakfast. Made bed, talked to Paula & Linda. Dad came home about 11:00, said he was going fishing. I worked on Income Tax stuff again – have it nearly all done now. Couldn’t find anything on Texas Ranch so tried to call Roy but didn’t get any answer. Called Carla. Dad got home about 6:00 so fixed supper. Linda came to do checks. I cleared table & did dishes. Made up deposit. Read paper, watched TV. To bed at 1:30. Worked in puzzle book.

 

Monday, March 21, 1983: Up at 8:36. Light sun, not very cold. Pretty day. Washed & dressed. Called bookkeeper. Got checks ready for S.W.T. & Sales Tax. Washed load of white rayons. Dried rest of coloreds. Had breakfast. Went out & put fence around peony bed, dug out weeds. Had help. Dad came as I finished. Put out garbage, came in & fixed lunch. Made bed, packed Dad’s bag. Had a sandwich. Got ready to go to Hospital. Stopped at bookkeeper on the way. Got him checked in. They put him on a breathing machine once & took some blood. I came home about 4:45. Mailed my letters & stopped at Super Save. When I got home, put away groc., then fixed my supper. Back up to hospital. Dad taking a shower. Linda came. I stayed until about 9:10. When I got home, watered flowers, dried clothes. Did dishes, soaked my feet & wrote letter to Leona. Finished read paper, watched TV. To bed at 12:40.

Tuesday, March 22, 1983: Up at 8:30. Light sun, not very cold. Washed & dressed. Had juice & toast. Got ready & went down to hospital. Got there few minutes after 10:00. Dad wasn’t there. Watched Wheel of Fortune & embroidered. He finally got back about 11:30. Dr. Haensli came in & showed us the y-tak and x-rays. Really is a huge aneurism. I left shortly after 1:00 to get some lunch. Got catfood on the way home. Finished dry white rayons & washed a load of yellows. Went back down – Dad gone up to ICU already when I got there. Only got to see him for a short while at a time. Finally went home to supper about 5:20. Back to Hosp. about 7:00. Carla & Bill pulled up right beside me. Went in to see Dad. Linda came & she got to come in, too. Then we went out & Carla went in & then Bill. Paula & Jim came – he went down to see his Mom & Paula finally got to go in. I went in again & stayed awhile. Then Paula & I came home. Paula & Jim staying all night. To bed at 11:30.

Wednesday, March 23, 1983: Up at 6:00 – had coffee & juice. Got ready & went to hospital. Got to see Dad a little. Carla came & later on Linda. Dr. came in about 12:40. Operation went O.K. but some problems. Blood doesn’t want to clot, keeps oozing. Got to go in & see him for short periods during the day. Paula & Jim stayed all nite again. Jay got in tonight & Carla brought him over.

Thursday, March 24, 1983: Called the hospital when we got up. Still having problems with clotting. Spent the day at hospital. Has some swelling in his neck but Dr. said it was natural in vascular surgery. Blood pressure very unstable and still oozing. Drs. very worried. Carla picked Jay up at airport & brought him over. Doesn’t look very good. Dr. Reed came in in evening & just didn’t think he would make it. Jay & I finally came home about midnight. Carla, Bill, Paula & Jim stayed all night at hospital. Hard to get to sleep. Linda at hospital too, most of day. Ted stayed home with kids.

Friday, March 25, 1983: Up early, had breakfast. Went to hospital. Drs. still not very hopeful. Paula & Jim came up to the house to sleep a while, also Carla & Bill. Blood problems seems to be improving a little. B.P. coming up. Swelling is getting terrible, just puffed up all over. Capillaries leaking, Dr. says. Marilyn called & is coming up Sat. noon. Stayed at the hosp. until late again. Carla & Bill stayed here & Paula & Jim at hospital again. Dad’s heart went into arrhythmia & had to give him shock treatment & medication. Went to Pollard’s for supper.

Saturday, March 26, 1983: To hospital early. B.P. seems a little better all the time & bleeding must be stopping. Surely nice to see Marilyn & have her here. Went to Gr. Western Pizza for supper. Swelling is getting worse – Dr. says capillaries are leaking & is very serious.

 

Tuesday, March 29, 1983: Up at 7:30. Light clouds, not too cold. Fixed breakfast, got ready to go to hosp. Jay & I went down & Marilyn came later with Linda & kids. Jay got his tickets. Didn’t get in to see Dad until about 11:00. They changed the heart probe from L. to R. side. Then Jay tried to go in & they were busy – took him off big respirator and put in face mask & nose tubes. So good to see that tube gone from his mouth! Still have to wear gown, etc. when we go in. He is so much better! Carla & Jay left about 3:00. Linda & kids about 4:30. Marilyn & I saw the Dr. about 5:00, then came home. Back about 7:30. Home again at 10:30. Worked on books – to bed at 1:30.

Sunday, April 3, 1983:  Up at 7:50.  Sunny, cold. Clouded over about noon & wind came up. Real cold & raw. Had breakfast. Took shower, washed & put up hair. Dried hair & worked X-word. Got ready & went to hospital. Joe was out of CCU & back downstairs. Rm. 218. Seemed much quieter today….

 

 

 

 

Saturday, April 9, 1983: Phone woke me at 8:15. Light clouds, not too cold. Was Mabel calling. Washed & dressed. Had breakfast. Watered rest of flowers. Dried rest of wh. clothes, washed load of coloreds. Mailed Jay’s Income Tax info. Got ready to go to hosp. Got there about 12:00. Pain in Dad’s side from old chest operation getting much worse. Think they are going to Xray it tomorrow. Didn’t get any lunch – getting kind of tired of eating there – had sw. & sour chicken for supper. 3rd day I’ve had chicken in a row. Dad had quite a bit of company today – Dan, Wes, Gene Frank, Judy, Fern Bromjuer [?]. Linda, Ted & kids in evening. Jay called at hospital & Dad talked to him, Mike & Cindy. I finally left at 9:00. They had given him a shot. Just hope he gets some sleep. I dried some clothes, looked at mail, watched TV, etc. To bed at 12:20.

Sunday, April 10, 1983: Up at 8:08. Light clouds, sunny part of day. Took shower, washed & put up hair. Made bed, dried part of col. clothes. Dried hair & worked X-word. Had breakfast, got ready to go to hospital. Got there in time to help Dad with lunch. Felt a little better today but still lots of pain. Took chest X-ray this A.M. Dad watched fights. Carla came & then Linda & Ted for a while. Carla & I went out to ASIA Rest. for dinner. Carla left when we got back. I helped Dad w/supper tray. Watched Elvis movie on TV. Left about 9:15. Read paper & watched TV when I got home. To bed about 12:20.

Tuesday, April 12, 1983:  Up at 7:45.  Sunny, cold. Washed & dressed. Had breakfast, made bed. Got ready to go to hosp. Worked on books a little. Helped Dad with his meals. Think he’ll get to go home tomorrow. Linda came down in evening & then rode home with me. Carla there in afternoon. Got home about 10:00. To bed about 12:00.

Wednesday, April 13, 1983: Up at 7:45. Dressed, had breakfast, made bed, cleaned bedroom a little. Got ready to go to hosp. Picked up Linda & were there by 10:00. Waited till about 11:00 before Dr. came in. Then found he had staph infection so couldn’t come home. Then in evening about 5:00 his incision opened up. By 6:00 took him back into surgery & closed it up again. Only took about 45 min. but then his heart went into arrhythmia again & temp. went up. The girls & I stayed until about 2:15, then decided to come home for a little sleep. Didn’t sleep very well tho’.

Thursday, April 14, 1983: Up at 7:15. Called hosp. Paula called & Carla called. Had breakfast & got ready to go down. Was doing pretty well when I got there. Linda came down & Paula & Carla were there. Stayed until about 11:00. Linda came home with me. To bed about 12:30. Called Rosie. Made up deposits, paid F.T.D. & S.W.T. Also some shop bills.

Friday, April 15, 1983: Up at 7:40. Paula called & Carla. Talked to Linda. Also called hosp. Had breakfast, etc., made bed. Got ready & went to hosp. Went in to see Dad. Seemed O.K. but Dr. Haensli soon came in & said he was slowly going down hill. B.P. down, kidneys slowing up & swelling increasing. I called Linda, she got hold of Paula & Paula called Jay. He came down – got in at 7:30. Carla got there around three. Didn’t look at all good but then while Ted & I were in around 7:30 he began to rally & started to do a little better. We stayed until about 1:00 & then came home. To bed at 2:00. (Paula & Jim stayed all nite.) I took a little nap at hosp. – really made me feel better.

Monday, April 18, 1983: Up at 7:20. Called hosp. Dad not so alert & not quite as good as yesterday. Fixed breakfast, Jay took pickup & went down. I finished up bookwork, then went down. Took stuff to bookkeeper in afternoon. Linda came down & Carla, too, in afternoon. Paula not feeling very well. Buffy lost tonight. Nurse said Dad is doing all right but Jay worried. When we got home tonite, about 10:30, had a call from Roy & he & Phyllis planning to come up – maybe be here Sat. Did a few things, washed load of dark colored clo. To bed at 12:05.

Tuesday, April 19, 1983: Up at 7:20. Called hosp. Dad a little better. Fixed breakfast, got washed & dressed. Did dishes. Went to hosp. Dr. not too optimistic but B.P. up to 139, urine output 120 ccs in an hr. so feel pretty good. Know he has a long way to go yet. Think Jay going home tomorrow if things are O.K. Paula called & they found Buffy. Got home about 10:30. Ran dishwasher, dried clothes, paid shop bills, etc. Oh, yes. Jay & I got chair from M.W. today. To bed at 12:30.

Wednesday, April 20, 1983:  Up at 7:15.  Called hosp., no change. Got breakfast, washed & dressed. Jay & I went to hosp., stopped & got bookkeeping on way. Dad’s B.P. down a little & heart rate up a little. Not much response from him today. Really are worried again. Left about 3:30 to take Jay to Boise. Rained, thundered, lightning & hail. Left airport about 4:30 & ran into Carla on the way out. Had supper with Linda. They put Dad back on full respirator again & his B.P. raised a little & heart rate down. Think kidneys are still good. Has a little yellow color tho’ now. Linda & I got home about 9:45. Paula called, also Carla. Made up deposit, washed load of wh. rayons, watered flowers. To bed at 12:22.

 

Friday, April 22, 1983: Up at 7:00. Called hosp. – Dad about the same. Dressed, set out primrose & chrys. Put out 2 hoses. Dried clothes. Had breakfast. Washed & dressed. Got ready to go to hosp. Dad wouldn’t open his eyes or squeeze my hand. Dr. said his liver & kidneys are failing so don’t know. Doesn’t look good at all. Was so hopeful yesterday. Linda & Carla down in afternoon. Paula came in early evening. She came up & straightened up house a little, then came back down. Linda, Ted & kids there in evening. Linda stayed & came home with me. Home about 10:15. Jay called. Washed & put up my hair. To bed at 12:00. Dried hair in bed.

Saturday, April 23, 1983: Up at 7:00. Called hosp. – said Dad is about the same. Did lose 4.4 lbs. of fluid. Washed load of colored clothes. Washed & dressed. Had breakfast. Answered phone – Jay, Carla, Alice, Elaine, Ralph W., Rosie, Judy. Talked to Linda. Got to hosp. about 12:30. He was on cooling blanket when I got there. Nurse said he has a spot of pneumonia. Carla came after a while – we went to V. B. school for lunch . Linda working in Poster & candle booth. Carla went back to hosp. & I got gas & my medicines. Paula there when I got back. Dr. talked to us & said liver & kidneys failing. Just doesn’t think Dad will make it. Hurts so bad. Carla left to go home & Paula stayed. Linda, Ted & kids came about 6:00. They went home about 9:00. Paula came home with me & cut my hair. I put white clothes to soak – dried sheets. Put up my hair- to bed at 1:00 – D.S.T. Roy called also this A.M. Won’t get here until tomorrow.

Sunday, April 24, 1983: Didn’t sleep very well last night. Awoke at 6:00 & couldn’t go back to sleep. Up at 7:00 & called hosp – Dad about the same. Had a couple of bad spells today – B.P. down & heart rate up but rallied again. Roy & Phyllis got here about 2:00. Linda, Ted & kids at hosp. but left. Carla there almost all day. Paula & Jim came in evening. I didn’t feel well at all until about mid afternoon. We came home about 9:30. To bed at 11:20.

Monday, April 25, 1983: Dad so bad I just didn’t want to write in Diary tonite. Didn’t get home until 3:00 & then woke up again at 7:20. Laid down a little but couldn’t sleep so got up & went to hosp. Paula & Carla stayed all nite at hosp.

Tuesday, April 26, 1983: Really felt sick this morning. Little better by afternoon. Dad rallied a little today. As we left the hosp. at 10:00 saw Paul outside front door. Surely good to see him. To bed about 11:30.

 

Sunday, May 1, 1983: Up at 7:45.  Called hosp. – Dad has little infection; pneumonococcus. Still doing about the same otherwise. Went to Chuckwagon for supper. Paula & Jim & Carla over this afternoon. Linda, Ted & kids at hosp. when we got there this morn. Ann doesn’t seem too worried about infection. Rosie stayed with me at hosp. today. Marie this evening. To bed at 11:30.

 

Tuesday, May 3, 1983: Up at 7:30 – tel. woke me. (Phyllis K.) Called hosp. Dad about the same. Got to hosp. about 11:00. Alice went with me. Later Marie, Al & Ralph came down & then they all went in to see Joe. Got him up in the chair for over ½ hr. this afternoon, then again in evening. Stood it OK. Had supper at home tonite. Linda & I went back to hosp. & Roy took the others over to the train. Sure hated to see them go. Got home about 10:15. To bed at 11:30.

Thursday, May 5, 1983: Up at 6:30. Called hosp., then went back to bed & slept until tel. woke me at 7:55. To hosp. at 11:30. Stopped & got red rhody on the way. Dad very alert  tried to talk to me all morning. Slept a lot in afternoon. Up in chair again in evening & was off resp. for 10 min. Are going to try & get him off again tomorrow. Really looked good again tonight. Sleeping so soundly when I left. Pd. some shop bills tonite. To bed at 12:15.

Sunday, May 8, 1983: Mother’s Day. Up at 7:35. Called hosp. Dad about same. Washed & dressed. Paula & Jim came & we went to Pollard’s but was too crowded so went to Mr. V’s. Had a nice breakfast – was so good. Then went up to hospital. After a while Linda, Ted & kids came. Dad was on “T tube” around 9:00 o’clock – stayed on until nearly 7:00 P.M. & got along fine. After a while Carla came & then Paula, Jim, Linda, Ted, & kids left. Carla & I went to ASIA for dinner. Had a small stk. & was very good. Carla went in to see Dad & then she soon left. After while Roy & Phyllis came down so went down with them & had cup of tea while they ate. Went in to be with Dad while he was up in chair. Did real well. Ted came down so we came home about 10:00. To bed at 12:00. Lovely Mother’s Day.

Wednesday, May 11, 1983: Up at 8:00. Called hosp. Dad doing O.K. Washed & dressed. Went out & planted red rhody. Had breakfast, got ready & went to hosp. Saw Dr. Haensli as I got off elevator so got to talk to him. Said the heart problem was probably caused by medication. Bilirubin is now normal & creatinine improved a little. No temp. for last few days so pneumonia better. Not as much phlegm in trach tube. Dr. H. also put in larger trach tube. Had Dad up in chair for about 3 hrs. today & P.T. people worked with him. Seemed pretty tired tonight. I left about 9:30. Linda down till 2:30. Carla came about 1:30 & left after supper. Paula came & ate with us, then left about 8:45. Linda here when I got home. I made up deposit, paid bill, etc. To bed at 11:45.

Saturday, May 14, 1983: Phone woke me at 8:00. Jay calling. Called hosp. & they said Dad was about the same, temp. down. Dried more clothes. Tried to get ready to go to hosp. but phone kept ringing – Rosie, Mabel, Leona, Judy, Linda, Carla & finally Pollard’s for Ted. Got to hosp. about noon. Dad up in chair but pulse & resp. fast. Dr. thinks he has the lung infection again. Carla came & spent the afternoon. Ted also came down. We all left together. Dad’s pulse, temp. & resp. seemed a little better. Ann thinks I should go to Carla’s graduation so guess I’ll go unless Dad is much worse. Washed & put up my hair – worked on books & dried them. To bed at 12:30.

Sunday, May 15, 1983: Woke at 7:00. Called hosp. – Dad about the same. Ate breakfast, took shower, dressed. Got ready to go to hosp. Dad not doing well at all. Hated to leave to go to Carla’s graduation but nurses thought I should & felt, too, that I should go. But what a day! So proud of Carla – she graduated “Magna Cum Laud.” #903. Was so nice & went up to Bill’s mother’s afterwards for tea & cake. Got back to hosp. about 7:00. After we went in to see Dad (Linda & I) we went to K.F. Chicken & ate. Back to hosp. & Carla soon came. Stayed until about 10:15. Carla staying all night with me. To bed at 11:50.

Monday, May 16, 1983: Phone woke us at 6:10 & it was Linda – Daddy passed away about 6:06 this morning. She came right over. We started calling people – Jay, Rosie, Paula, Mabel, Roy, etc. Hospital called & wanted to know what funeral home we wanted so took him to Flahiffs. Had breakfast & started making arrangements. Paula & Jim came. Went down to Funeral Home about 2:00 & made more arrangements. Went to bank & bookkeeper. Came home & got supper. Did dishes. Carla & Bill went with Linda to get Roy & then they stayed in Boise. Jay, Nancy & kids got here about 11:20. Linda & Roy about 12:30. Marilyn coming Wed. nite – driving. Don’t know about anybody in Ill. yet. To bed at 1:30.

Tuesday, May 17, 1983: Up at 7:00. Washed & then went up & fixed breakfast. Called Flahiffs & they came up & got obituary. Then we walked over & picked out cemetery plots. Had lunch & finished picking songs, etc. Then went down to Chapel to pick out casket. How hard it is! Got some broasted chicken & French fries for supper. Have [to?] choose flowers yet. Went to bed at 10:45. Very tired. Paul, Ralph & Clyde coming out, also, maybe Al & Elaine.

Wednesday, May 18, 1983: Woke up at 2:22, then didn’t sleep too well after that. Couldn’t go back to sleep after 6:00 so got up at 7:00. Washed, etc. Got breakfast, got ready to go down to order flowers. Went to Caldwell Floral. Casket piece was white carnations with 4 red roses. Kids ordered some for in front of casket. Also, Roy ordered some. Came home & had lunch. Then went down to Funeral Home to see Daddy. He looked very nice except for his mouth – didn’t look just right. Otherwise he looked so natural. When we got home, got some stuff ready for supper, then took a nap – about 45 min. We got supper & Roy went to get Paul. We waited around & finally Marilyn came & then Ralph & Clyde. To bed about 11:45. (took shower)

Thursday, May 19, 1983: Slept till 5:15. Took another pill and went back to sleep. Got up about 7:30. Had breakfast, emptied dishwasher. Put up hair, dried them. Had soup, pie & coffee for lunch. Then got ready to go to funeral. Velda, Lynn and Don & Busty [?] came up – so good to see them. Limo came at 1:30. Services were so beautiful & so many pretty flowers. Just could hardly say goodbye tho’. Mike left Grandpa his little arrowhead. After services at the cemetery, they gave each of the kids their red rose and me and the grandchildren white carnation. Went down to the church at 4:30 for dinner. Was so good. After we got home, sat & visited with Jane & Elaine. Walked over to the cemetery to see flowers. Visited some more. To bed at 1:11. Paul, Ralph & Clyde stayed at Motel, also Elaine & Jane.

Friday, May 20, 1983: Woke at 5:15 but managed to go back to sleep till 7:30. Got up about 8:00. Jay & Paul took Clyde & Ralph to Airport. Saw Jane & Elaine leaving when they got back. I fixed breakfast & then Marilyn took Roy to Airport. Mr. Kenneth Gordy brought flowers up to house. I got washed & dressed. Fixed lunch. Went over & watered flowers on Daddy’s grave & brought home baskets. Helped put up screens, etc. Washed off patio. Got supper – Paula & Jim came over. Linda & Ted & kids went to Scout picnic. After supper took Paul to Airport – all went but Marilyn & Carla was there. Linda & Ted here when we got home & kids staying all nite. To bed at 12:30.

Saturday, May 21, 1983: Up at 7:05. Made coffee. Marilyn left about 7:45. Fixed breakfast for us. Did dishes, washed & dressed. Planted rhody. Got lunch. Carla came as we were eating. Did dishes again, ran dishwasher. Started irrigating about 2:00 – didn’t finish till about 5:30,. Kids stayed in water & had so much fun. Went to Great Western for Pizza for supper. When we got home went over & straightened up flowers again & watered them. Paula & Jim came just as we got home from pizza place. Got cards ready for Linda to take to Rev. Quail, Mrs. Wells & Mrs. Jones. Paula took some cards home to do for us. Linda, Ted & kids left. Nancy made their lunch & I put coffee on. Put some toys away. To bed at 12:15.

Sunday, May 22, 1983: Woke at 6:00. Up at 6:30. Got breakfast for Jay, Nancy & I. They got their things together, the kids, etc., & left about 9:00. Jay surely hated to leave. Carla came before they left & I fixed her some breakfast. She stayed until about noon. I washed & put up my hair & she sunned herself, then we worked X-word while I dried my hair. Paula called & then Linda, Ted & kids came. We went to Red Steer & ate. When we got back Paula & Jim came for a while. After they left, Linda & I went to the cemetery & watered the flowers. When we got back I did dishes. Jay called about 6:30 & they were home. Later on Carol called & Doris passed away last Wed. Marilyn also called & she got home O.K. Kitty made it fine, too. Finished dishes & ran dishwasher. Checked AR tape. Carla called – she’s such a sweetie. They all are. I seem to feel better each time I visit Daddy’s grave. To bed at 11:45.

 

Wednesday, May 25, 1983: Woke at 7:11. Up at 8:15. Dressed, had breakfast. Washed load of white clothes, dried. Helped Ted w/air conditioner and he serviced furnace. Checked oil barrel and it does have a leak. Cleaned part of downstairs & washed pink rugs & bedspread. Worked on thank you notes. Little sparrow hit the front door but I picked it up & later it flew away. Must have been O.K. Carla came & I had lunch while she cleaned up her car. Then we worked on notes again – about ½ done. She left about 4:00. Paula & Jim came about 5:30 & Jim & Ted went golfing. Paula, Linda, the kids & I went for Pizza. Then we went to cemetery. After they left I rinsed dishes. To bed at 11:15. Hot again today!

Thursday, May 26, 1983: Woke at 7:00 – up at 8:15. Had breakfast, washed & dressed. Got things ready to go downtown. Left about 11:00. Went to Social Security Office & got that taken care of. Took Maucks [?] dish back. Went to Banks & P.W. Drug. Had lunch at Coffee Cup. Got groc. & tom. & petunia plants. Got stamps, then home. I put away groc. Matt came & stayed until we went to Red Steer for supper. Carla called. When we got back, Ted came over w/pickup & they took big plant home. Stripped our bed & aired pillows. Read paper, watched TV. To bed at 12:00. Found they took all flowers off Daddy’s grave today.

Friday, May 27, 1983: Woke at 6:30 but went back to sleep until 8:00. Up at 8:30. Dressed, had breakfast. Planted tomato plants. Put out hose & watered under tree in front. Watered flowers on patio & planted petunias & geraniums in block planter. Wrote thank you note to Stephanie Tabor. Had lunch. Watched Christopher & David while Michelle went downtown. Cleaned out more of iris bed. Got in mail & looked at catalog. Took short nap. Matt came over but Megan stayed home. (Linda at shop). Got washed & dressed about four – went to Boise w/Linda & kids to Parade of Homes. Ted had to work. Had supper at Perkins afterwards. Got a bump on r. rear tire so Jim changed it. Will have to look into that. Got home O.K. To bed at 12:00. Washed pad & pillow covers for blue bed today. Also, load of dark colored clothes.

Saturday, May 28, 1983: Woke at 7:15. Was going to try to go back to sleep but Judy called. Went back to bed & read paper but couldn’t go back to sleep. Up at 8:15. Took shower & washed & put up hair. Washed clothes & dried. Had breakfast, then dried hair & worked X-words. Didn’t get ready in time to go with Linda & Ted & his folks. Carla came about 1:30. We took a bouquet to the cemetery, then sat & talked. She left about 4:45. I fixed my supper, then did dishes. Washed & dried more clothes. Linda came for a little while. Then Leona called. Soaked my feet & watched TV. Read old paper. To bed at 12:06. Hot again!

Sunday, May 29, 1983: Woke at 5:30, back to sleep till 8:15. Jay called. After that I washed some clothes & dried some. Had breakfast, then washed & dressed. Paula called & Carla came & we washed & dried some more clothes. She has a pain in her head bothering her the last couple of days. Worked X-word, then I got supper & she took little nap. After we ate, fixed flowers & took to cemetery. Carla left when we got back. Linda, Ted & kids here – took Linda’s flowers over, too. They got K.F. Chicken & I made some more iced tea. Went home about 7:30. I did dishes, put clothes to soak. Soaked my feet, watched TV. To bed at 12:15. Hot again today.

Monday, May 30, 1983: Decoration Day – Up at 8:45. Washed load of white clothes. Washed & dressed. Had breakfast. Vacuumed kitchen, hall, bath & part of dining room. Carla came about 11:30 – still having headache. We fixed a bouquet for Eddie. Paula & Jim came & we all went to Pollards for dinner. Then took flowers out to Hillcrest. Carla left soon after we got back. I watered flowers inside & on patio. Then Linda, Ted & kids came for a while. After they left I went down & typed Sales Tax list. Watched TV a little. To bed at 12:45. Hot again today.

Tuesday, May 31, 1983: Woke at 7:15 – up at 8:00. Dressed, had graham cracker. Went to cemetery to walk & met Linda. Brought home chrys. plants. Mosquitoes were awful. Turned on irrig. water before I went & back yard nearly done when I got back. Finished front. Had breakfast, watched Wheel of Fortune. Cleaned out a few weeds. Set out small tomato plants & pepper & parsley. When I came in worked on Thank You cards & looked up shares, etc. Fixed my supper. Paid some bills, made Jay’s house payment today. Did dishes & ran dishwasher. Watched TV, read paper, soaked feet. To bed at 12:15. Much cooler today.

Gramp Funeral

February 1983

22b

Tuesday, February 1, 1983: Up at 8:50. Cloudy, not very cold. Washed & dressed, made bed, had breakfast. Washed load of white rayons, dried them. Finished sewing Jay’s pants. Got lunch, did dishes, ran dishwasher. Reconciled 4 bank statements, paid Jay’s house payment. Worked on papers, letters, etc. Megan came about 3:30 and Matt a little later. Went home about 5:00. I fixed supper, did dishes. Transplanted violets & planted 6 geraniums. Washed load of colored rayons & dried them. Read paper & soaked my feet. Watched TV. To bed at 1:00.

Wednesday, February 2, 1983: Up at 8:40. Sunshine, not very cold. Groundhog saw his shadow already! Clouded over in afternoon. Dressed, made bed. Put up hair, had breakfast. Reconciled 1st Sec. bank statement. Paid bills. Got lunch, did dishes, ran dishwasher. Baked brownies. Worked on bills, etc., some more. Matt came from school. Iced brownies. Johnny came over; they left about 5:00. Got supper, did dishes. Linda came to make out checks & left about 9:30. I read paper, watched TV. To bed about 1:00.

Thursday, February 3, 1983: Up at 8:30. Sunny, frosty. Washed & dressed. Had coffee & toast. Made up deposit & got rest of stuff ready to go downtown. Made bed. Left about 11:45.; Linda drove. Went to Banks, got groc., ate at new Brass Lamp Pizza. Got orders at M.W. & Sears. Paid bills (I.P.) at P.W. Drug, then home. Ted & Joe were here trimming shrubs when we got home. Really look nice. Linda called Meg & she said Matt called and he broke his glasses again. I put away groc., then fixed supper. Kids came over. Matt went over to play with Johnny & Meg read to me. Ted & Linda came about 7:45. After they left I started to do dishes. Phone rang & I answered it – was Jay. Dad ran from brown bathroom to try & answer it & stumbled against chair. Tore a big chunk of skin loose from his big toe. Don’t know what will happen now. I finished dishes, read paper, soaked my feet, watched TV. To bed at 1:00.

Friday, February 4, 1983: Up at 9:00. Sunny, frosty. Really nice during day. Dressed, had breakfast, made bed. Called Dad – said his toe isn’t hurting him very much. He called later – had lunch with Paul. I folded & put away rayons. Dried rest. Put white clothes to soak. Started cleaning family room – got it about half done. Washed & started getting ready to go to carnival. Fixed Dad’s supper. Left about 6:30. Had sloppy Joe & drink, then pie later. Got home about 8:45. Dad in bed. Did dishes, washed load of white clothes. Read paper & watched TV. To bed at 1:45.

Saturday, February 5, 1983: Up at 9:15. Sunny, frosty. Dressed, had coffee. Started in again on fam. room, didn’t get quite finished when Dad got home. He wanted to watch fights so I quit. Took shower, washed & put up hair. Made bed. Dried my hair, napped a little. Got ready to go out to dinner with Judy. Went to Chuck Wagon & had real good dinner. I ate too much as usual but really enjoyed it. Took Judy home, then came on home. Worked on Xmas ball decoration I got down at the Carnival and got it all done. Looks really pretty. Soaked my feet and watched TV. To bed at 12:45.

Sunday, February 6, 1983: Up at 9:00. Cloudy, cold. Dad gone walked. Jay called & I talked to him a little, also Cindy and Mike. Dad came home so then he talked to them too. Wind blowing all day. Got breakfast, then cleared table. Worked x-word. Had kind of a headache. Carla called so I got busy. Made bed, finished dry white clothes. Washed load of work clo. Put meat on to cook for chow mein. Carla came & wanted me to give her a permanent so in between fixing supper, we did that. Came out really pretty. Ate about 5:30. She helped clear table and then left for home. Discovered it was snowing, snowed all evening. I did dishes, dried work clothes, put underwear to soak. Played old sol a while. Read the paper & soaked my feet, watched TV. Pinned my blue pants for front crease. To bed at 1:23.

Monday, February 7, 1983: Up at 8:36. Little snow on ground. Sun came out later & melted most of it. Dressed, made bed, washed load of underwear. Sewed Megan’s brownie pants & top, fixed petticoat for her pants for PTO tomorrow night. Fixed supper, did dishes, read paper, soaked my feet, worked on books, watched TV. To bed at 12:45.

Tuesday, February 8, 1983: Up at 8:45. Cloudy, little snow again, not very cold. Washed & dressed. Made bed, had breakfast. Talked to Linda, has laryngitis. Fixed Meg’s slip for program tonite. Folded underwear. Washed load of white clothes. Got lunch, cleared up & rinsed dishes. Avon lady came. Worked on books. Linda & Meg came. We tried on her dress & slip – looks fine. Also I put her hair in French braids. Put on meat for supper. Worked on books again. Got ready to go to PTO. Finished up supper. Went over & got Matt & Ted. Program was real cute – Centennial theme. Ted’s folks were there, too, & Laura. When we got home I did dishes. Worked on books again – 60c off! Read paper, watched TV. To bed at 2:00.

Wednesday, February 9, 1983: Up at 9:00. Cloudy, not too cold. Wind blew really hard before I got up this morning. Kind of wintry all day. Dressed, had breakfast. Talked to Linda, made bed. Talked to Paula, they may come over Saturday. Got Dad’s lunch, cleared table. Worked on books, found 60c error. Worked on inventory some. Matt came & he & Johnny played with their critters. Left about 5:15. I got supper, did dishes. Dried rest of white clothes. Got deposits ready. Worked on inventory some more. Looked at paper a little, watched TV. Soaked my feet. To bed at 1:00.

Thursday, February 10, 1983: Up at 8:30. Light sun, rain, during night, not very cold. Was a beautiful day. Washed & dressed. Had coffee & toast. Made bed. Got rest of stuff ready to go downtown. Left about 11:30. Went to banks, got groc. Picked up Meg. Got glasses for game, went to bookkeeper. Picked up Matt, then went to Gr. Western Pizza & had lunch. Used one of our coupons & had pizza. After that went to P.W. Drug, then home – about 4:00. Put away groc., got supper. Kids came about 6:15 and we ate. Afterwards Johnny came over & he & Matt played. I rebraided Meg’s hair. Then they went home. I did dishes, cleaned chicken, read part of paper, soaked my feet & watched TV. To bed at 12:55. Found out today I can’t get ketochal any more. Don’t know whe I’ll do now.

Friday, February 11, 1983: Up at 8:35. Sunny, not very cold. Didn’t sleep very well last night – too much pizza, I guess. Have a headache this morn. Dressed, had breakfast. Made bed. Started cleaning living room. Got lunch. Finished living room, vacuumed kitchen, hall, pink bath. Started to clean small bath. Cleaned off a little more on s. side of house. Got supper, did dishes. Read paper, soaked my feet, watched TV. To bed at 1:00.

Saturday, February 12, 1983: Up at 9:00. Light sun, windy. 40° Pretty nice day. Dressed, made bed. Had breakfast. Finished cleaning family room. Finished clean small bath. Cleaned most of trash off flower bed s. of house. Just getting ready to start on dining room when Paula & Jim came. Paula cut my hair, then we visited a while. They left about 4:30 to go down to see Judy. Guess they never did get to see her – she called in the evening – had gone out to dinner with a neighbor. I got supper, did dishes. Read old papers, soaked my feet, watched TV. To bed at 1:10. Started to rain about dark.

Sunday, February 13, 1983: Up at 8:45. Cloudy, not very cold. Rained off & on during day. Got breakfast, cleared table. Took shower, washed & put up hair. Called Carla – said she would go to Les & Ellen’s 50th anniv. reception with me. Dad couldn’t go because of his foot. Wrapped gift, then dried hair & we went to reception – was very nice. After we got home, fixed supper. Dad didn’t eat much. Carla left soon after. I did dishes, then read papers, soaked feet & watched TV. To bed at 1:00.

Monday, February 14, 1983: Up at 8:50. Sunny, frosty. Clouded up in late afternoon. Dressed, had breakfast. Made bed, typed up census report & mailed it. Dried clothes in washer. Got lunch, cleared table. Worked on inventory list. Looked at catalog & called in S.R. order. Worked on s. flower bed some more, hauled trash cans out for pick up. Planted hyacinths in flower pots. Got supper, did dishes, doctored Dad’s toes. Read paper, watched TV. To bed at 12:50.

Tuesday, February 15, 1983: Up at 8:50. Cloudy, not very cold. Washed & dressed. Had breakfast, made bed. Dried clothes, folded & put away. Got lunch, did dishes, ran dishwasher. Typed list for shop to send to Assessor. Washed dark colored clothes. Finished Meg’s pants. Got supper, did dishes. Cut turkey in half. Read paper, soaked feet, watched TV. Put white clothes to soak. To bed at 1:15.

Wednesday, February 16, 1983: Up at 9:15. Sunny, not very cold. Dressed, made bed. Had breakfast, talked to Linda. Washed load of white clothes. Got lunch, cleared table. Cleaned off more trash from flower bed. Cleaned off dining room table & put away jars, etc. Cleaned ½ turkey & put in oven to cook for supper. Matt came about 3:30. Entered ROAs in book. After Matt left, finished up supper. Did dishes, finished Meg’s pants on old machine – sewed them fine. Linda came to do checks. Afterwards, I read part of paper, soaked feet, watched TV. Dried wh. clothes. To bed at 1:15. Have a crocus in bloom today & daffodil buds up about 8”.

Thursday, February 17, 1983: (36) Up at 8:50. Cloudy, had been raining. Windy, not very nice day. Washed & dressed, had coffee, juice, & toast. Linda called & then Carla. Finished getting ready to go downtown, made bed. Linda drove. Went to Banks, got groc. Linda took me to the Sizzler for lunch. Had Malibu chicken, was really good. Stopped at bookkeeper on way back, Sears, then P.W. Drug. Home about 3:30. Put away groc., then got supper. Kids came and we ate. Played with Meg a little, cleared table, then Ted came and took them home. I did dishes, dried some clothes, sewed some on Meg’s top. Put load of clothes to soak, them hems out of pants. Read paper, soaked my feet & watched TV. To bed at 1:30.

Friday, February 18, 1983: Up at 9:00. Cloudy, windy. Heat woke me about 7:00 – got up & turned it down; then phone woke me about 8:00 – quit before I got there. Dressed, made bed. Had breakfast, started cleaning dining room. Swept down cobwebs, took down light globes. Got lunch, cleared table. Worked on dining room again. Finished about 4:30 so put new carpet on Sam’s pole. Got supper, did dishes. Cleaned off work table. Read paper, forgot to soak feet. Watched TV. To bed at 12:40.

Saturday, February 19, 1983: Up at 8:45. Bright sun, looks like a nice day. Woke up at 5:30 & had a time going back to sleep. Took shower, washed and put up hair. Had breakfast, made bed. Vacuumed living room, kitchen, hall & bath. Went over dining room again a little. Cleaned out & swept back utility. Took all stuff off kitchen table, etc. Vacuumed fam. rm. a little. Got ready to go out. Carla, Bill & Helen came. Carla gave me a darling little vase and small box of candy from Helen. Soon Paula & Jim & Judy came and then Linda, Ted & kids. We went to Chuck Wagon for supper & was very good. Dad paid for whole thing (44.00). After we got home, sat around & visited. Meg did magic tricks. Roy called & also Jay. All left about 9:00-9:30. I worked on embroidery & watched TV, soaked my feet. To bed at 12:45.

Sunday, February 20, 1983: Up at 8:47. Cloudy, not too cold. Sun came out mid morning but clouded up again in evening. Got breakfast, read papers & worked x-word. Hard one but got it all right. Dressed, made bed. Talked to Carla & later on to Linda. Watered flowers – what a job! Went down & sewed on Meg’s outfit – have it nearly finished. Got supper, did dishes. Put bandaids on Dad’s toe. Read paper, soaked feet, watched TV. To bed at 1:00.

Monday, February 21, 1983: Up at 9:00. Cloudy, had rained during night. Washed & dressed. Had breakfast, made bed. Looked over Heart Fund packet. Got lunch. Got ready to go out and solicit. Left about 1:15. Back by 2:00. Ate a little lunch. Cleared table, mended several things. Was a beautiful sunny day. Found out little David next door is in hospital with spinal meningitis. Surely hope he gets all better soon. Got supper, did dishes. Made turkey vegetable soup. Embroidered a little. Read paper, soaked feet, watched TV. To bed at 1:05.

Tuesday, February 22, 1983: Up at 8:45. Light clouds, little rain during night. Not very cold. Dressed, made bed. Had breakfast, talked to Linda. Got lunch, cleared table & rinsed dishes. Got Dad an apt. with Dr. Haensli. Finished fund drive except for Pat. Did some mending. Planted geraniums, rose and pyracantha. Went out & worked on flower bed s. of house. Put out garbage pails for pick-up. Got supper, did dishes. Talked to Michelle – baby is much better. Read paper, soaked feet & watched TV. Worked on embroidery picture a little. To bed at 12:45. 42° when I went to bed.

Wednesday, February 23, 1983: Up at 9:00. Light sun, not very cold. Dressed, made bed. Had breakfast. Started to press Meg’s outfit. Had to stop & get lunch. Paid S.W.T. & Sales Tax & mailed reports. After lunch cleared up, finished Meg’s outfit & finished hem 2 pr. Pants, then pressed them. Matt came about 3:30. After 4:00 went out & worked on flower bed again. Have it nearly cleaned off. Got supper, did dishes, Linda came to do checks. Made up deposit, put away Jan. mater., sorted invoices. Read paper, soaked feet. Watched TV. To bed at 1:00. In 50s today.

Thursday, February 24, 1983: Up at 8:40. Light sun, not very cold. Freezer alarm went off this morn. Washed & dressed. Made bed, had coffee & roll. Got rest of stuff ready to go downtown; finished getting ready. Left about 11:45. Went to banks, got groc., ate at Red Steer. Paid Sears bill & got order, went to P.W. Drug. Pd. 2 bills, then home. Was going to Dr. with Dad but was gone when I got home. I put away groc., etc., then got supper. Matt & Megan came. Dad has to go in to hospital next Thurs. for test for aneurism, then have arteriogram. He’s pretty upset about it I think. Linda & Ted came for kids about 8:30. Afterwards I did dishes, then read paper, soaked feet & watched TV. To bed at 12:25. Was 63° today – broke record. 45°when I went to bed.

Friday, February 25, 1983: Up at 8:30. Light sun, little rain in night. Nice all day, clouded up & had little rain in evening. Dressed, made bed. Had breakfast, vacuumed living room. Got lunch, cleared up. Did little mending, paid Visa & Statesman bills. Vacuumed kitchen, emptied dishwasher & rinsed dishes. Washed & got ready to go to Matt’s Blue & Gold Banquet. Took Heart Fund envelope to Mrs. Childs. Went down with Linda & Ted. Had turkey, salad, mashed pot., gr. beans, roll & cake. Gave out awards & had a little program. Was fun. Ted’s folks there too. Got home about 9:00. Entered ROAs & charges in book. Read paper & watched TV. To bed at 1:30. Called from Dr’s office today and wanted list of Dad’s medicines.

Saturday, February 26, 1983: Up at 9:00. Sunny, warm for Feb. Took shower, washed & put up hair. Made bed, cleaned both bathrooms. Swept stairs & back utility. (Had breakfast). Finished up dining room. Got supper, did dishes. Wrote up statements, soaked feet & watched TV. To bed at 1:30.

Sunday, February 27, 1983: Up at 8:30. Cloudy, not very cold. Fixed breakfast, cleared table. Worked part of x-word, made bed. Put away clothes on pink bed & pulled up spread. Baked pie crust, made lemon pie filling. Set tables, cleaned off kitchen table & rest of work tables. Emptied dishwasher & rinsed all dishes. Fixed beans, made salad. Peeled potatoes & put meat in to cook. Finished x-word. Mabel & Dave came about 3:45. Had everything ready about 4:00 so we ate. Turned out real good – meat was so tender & just kind of pink inside. Made that Pillsbury bread roll & it was really good too. Mabel & I cleared table & ran load of dishes, then sat & visited. They left about 7:30. I finished up in kitchen, read paper, watched TV. To bed at 1:00.

Monday, February 28, 1983: Up at 9:00. Cloudy, not very cold. 45° last nite. Dressed, had breakfast. Made bed, put away good dishes. Linda came to get shampooer, talked to her a little. Got lunch, cleared up. Started typing Sales Tax list. Washed load of work clothes, dried also. Took out garbage & hauled cans out to front. Got supper, did dishes. Finished Sales Tax List. Read paper, watched TV. To bed at 1:30. Mid 40s again last night. Have daffodils starting to bloom.

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January 1983

Saturday, January 1, 1983: Up at 9:15. Cold & frosty. Made bed, packed my suitcase. Had breakfast. Put away dishes in dishwasher, did dishes. Worked some on jigsaw puzzle. It’s really hard! Paula & Jim came. Straightened up house. Started putting out lunch. Matt & Megan came on over earlier. Carla & Bill arrived & soon after Linda & Ted so we ate. I worked on jigsaw puzzle some more in between getting things ready for our trip tomorrow. Did more dishes. Carla & Bill left & then Linda, Ted & kids. Linda not feeling too well. Paula & Jim left about 9:45. Nancy & I made sandwiches & got lunch ready. I finished dishes, watched TV. Played little solitaire – to bed at 12:45.

Sunday, January 2, 1983: Up at 5:30. Washed & dressed, made coffee. Got ready to go to train. Was cold & frosty, also fog! Left at 7:00. Train was right on time & on time all the way – even ahead of time sometimes. Sun peeked out weakly several times but mostly foggy. Snowed around Hood River, raining at Portland & Seattle. Got in right on time. (Jay & Cindy had a good nap). George came to get us. Discovered when we got home that the wind had blown Jay’s storage shed into the pasture. Had soup & sandwiches when we got home. Soon went to bed. 11:50. Kids went to sleep real good.

Monday, January 3, 1983: Up at 8:15. Cloudy. Washed & dressed. Made bed. Had roll & coffee. Went to Drug Store & grocery store. Had lunch. Nancy & Cindy went to Mike’s school. I worked on old x-words & then embroidered. Had supper. Watched TV & embroidered some more. Jay has to go to Corpus tomorrow, will be back Thursday night. To bed at 11:30.

Tuesday, January 4, 1983: Cloudy, light rain, not very cold. Up at 7:45. Dressed, had breakfast. Took Cindy to school. Worked on x-words, watched Wheel of Fortune. Went to get Cindy, had lunch. Worked on embroidery & watched soaps. Nancy went to get Mike about 2:45. I got sleepy & took a nap – was dark when I woke up. Had supper. Played cards with Cindy; Mike read me some stories. Embroidered some more. To bed at 10:15.

Wednesday, January 5, 1983: Up at 9:05. Raining! Washed & dressed. Put up hair. Worked on embroidery. Had breakfast. Watched “Wheel of Fortune,” then “Days of Our Lives” & “Another World.” Had lunch. Embroidered some more. U.P.S. came & brought Xmas presents. Had supper, did dishes. Emb. some more, watched Quincy. Jay called. To bed at 11:40.

Thursday, January 6, 1983: Up at 9:15. Raining! Washed & dressed. Made bed. Took Cindy to school. Had breakfast. Watched “Wheel of Fortune.” Embroidered. Had lunch. Watched Soap Operas & embroidered. Played with Cindy. Took nap. Dad got to take his walk today – stopped raining in afternoon. Had supper – Jay got home around 6:00. Had quite a day. Embroidered; played cards with Mike & Cindy. To bed about 10:30. Jay very tired got up about 3:00 P.S.T.

Friday, January 7, 1983: Up at 9:05. Raining. Washed & dressed. Got ready to go shopping. Went to Bank, K-Mart, groc. store & Sears. I got gifts for Matt & Linda. Also, groc. for trip home. Got home about 11:35. Dad went for walk. They brought Jay’s suitcase. We had lunch. I worked on embroidery & watched “Soaps.” It quit raining before we went to town but wind came up & started to blow the shed away again so Nancy had to take it apart. She got supper – Jay late getting home. We did dishes, watched TV. I embroidered again. Mike staying all nite w/Brian. Started to rain again. To bed at 11:30.

Saturday, January 8, 1983: Woke up at 9:05. No rain but really windy. Jay & Dad got up & went out for breakfast & Jay got a haircut, then went in to work. Cindy came in, turned on TV & I read a while. Got up & took shower, dressed, had breakfast. Made bed & packed my suitcase. Embroidered, had lunch. Jay & Dad came home. Dad, Mike & Cindy went for a walk. Kids played cards, I worked on my picture. About 6:00 we went to Royal Fork for supper. Really good. Finished packing suitcases, fixed lunch. Watched TV some. To bed at 11:45.

Sunday, January 9, 1983: Up at 6:00. Light rain. Dressed & got ready to go. Went to Denny’s for breakfast. Got to Tacoma about 8:00. Train right on time. So hard to leave Jays. Stayed on time pretty much until Hinkle – about ½ hr. late leaving there but made it up. On time at Nampa. Really a rough riding car. Vibrated like crazy when we got to going fast – couldn’t embroider so worked puzzles. Looked at mail, etc., when we got home. Everything O.K. Sam glad to see us. To bed about 1:00.

Monday, January 10, 1983: Up at 9:00. Light sun, not very cold, beautiful day. Washed & dressed, talked to Linda. Had breakfast. Carla called. Unpacked green suitcase. Got lunch. Washed & put up hair. (Put out garbage pails & cleaned up front yard in A.M. – full of piles). Made our bed, got down Xmas boxes. Took down decorations in living room & also tree. Got supper, called Paula, also Judy. Eddie home from hospital. Did dishes, emptied dishwasher. Put Sam to bed, then soaked feet – they really hurt tonight. Looked at mail, watched TV. Cut toenails. To bed at 1:30. Grandfather clock not striking.

Tuesday, January 11, 1983: Up at 8:45. Light sun, frosty. Dressed, had breakfast. Vacuumed up pine needles. Got lunch.

Wednesday, January 12, 1983: Up at 9:05. Light sun, frosty. Dressed, had breakfast. Made bed, talked to Linda. Worked on questionnaire about TVs, etc. Got lunch. Did dishes. Reconciled shop bank statement. Got in mail & looked at it. Matt came from school & Johnny came in a while. Went home about 5:00. Got supper, did dishes. Made deposits, worked a little on jigsaw. Linda stopped to do checks. Soaked my feed, read paper & watched TV. To bed at 1:30.

Thursday, January 13, 1983: Up at 8:45. Foggy. Washed & dressed, had coffee. Got rest of stuff ready to go downtown. Made bed, left about 12:00. I drove. Stopped at shop, went to banks – 1st Interest, 1st Sec., United 1st Fed. To Gr. Western Pizza for lunch; used one of our coupons. Stopped at Paul’s & got Y.T.D. [?] report corrected. Made out F.T.D. & took it to Bank, Linda to MW. Then got groc. at Alb., meds at P.W. Drug, then home about 3:15. To my home about 3:30. Put away groc., etc. Got supper, Matt & Megan came. Afterwards cleared table. Linda & Ted came & they went home about 8:00. I did dishes, looked at mail. Worked on jigsaw a little. Soaked my geet, read paper & watched TV. To bed at 1:25.

Friday, January 14, 1983: Up at 8:20. Foggy, frosty. Worked on X-word, read papers, etc. Dressed, had breakfast, made bed. Started working on books. Got lunch, worked on books again – total off but found on charge not entered but still 1c off. Hate to change over book for new year that way so am still looking for it. Got supper, did dishes. Worked on books again. Worked on jigsaw a little. Soaked feet, read paper, watched TV. To bed at 12:45. Filled bird feeders, fed squirrels today.

Saturday, January 15, 1983: Up at 9:00. Foggy, frosty all day. (Had breakfast.) Dressed, worked on books again – I got all done except cash sales tax. Falked to Lidna & Paula & Jim were there. She came up in the afternoon a little bit. Worked at misc. jobs during afternoon. Got supper, did dishes. Read old papers. Watched TV. Worked on jigsaw a little, soaked feet. To bed at 1:45.

Sunday, January 16, 1983: Up at 9:15. Foggy, frosty. Got breakfast. Cleaned table. Took shower, washed & put up hair. Carla came. We worked X-word while I dried my hair. Then washed a load of colored clothes for her. Got supper, did dishes. Worked a while on X-word. Carla left about 6:00. Read papers, soaked my feet & watched TV. To bed at 1:15.

Monday, January 17, 1983: Up at 8:30. Light snow. Dressed, had breakfast. Talked to Linda, kids didn’t have to go to school today so she took them out to Karcher to play video games. I worked on jigsaw a little. Got lunch. Did dishes & ran dishwasher. Tried to call shop about sales tax figure – found out the phone was off the hook. Went down about 4:00 to bookkeeper, Sears, Albertsons. When I got home, got supper, did dishes, put away groc. Worked on jigsaw a little. Read paper, soaked feet & watched TV. To bed at 1:00.

Tuesday, January 18, 1983: Up at 8:30. Clear, not too cold. Clouded up again in afternoon & rained about 4:30 for a while. Washed & dressed. Made bed, worked some on jigsaw. Had breakfast, started cleaning living room. Swept cobwebs & took down light globe & washed it. Clock still acting up. Got lunch, did dishes & ran dishwasher. Worked some more on living room, also jigsaw. Fixed b-b-Qed spare ribs for supper & Dad didn’t eat any. Finished up supper, did dishes. Paid S.W.T. & checked on property list for taxes. Jigsaw again, hope I get that thing done soon so I can get something else done. Ruth called & wants us to come for supper Sat. nite. Called Judy & Eddie not doing very well. Talked to Linda in afternoon. Dried Carla’s dark colored clothes. Soaked feet & read paper, watched TV. To bed at 1:15.

Wednesday, January 19, 1983: Up at 9:15. Raining. Turned to snow in afternoon but melted as it fell. I dressed, had breakfast. Finished cleaning living room. Got lunch, did dishes. Talked to Linda. Worked on jigsaw a little. Put away clothes on pink bed & emptied suitcase. Matt came about 3:45 & then Johnny came over and they played. I put xmas decorations in boxes but didn’t get them stored downstairs yet. Should clean under stairs first. Kids left about 5:00. I got supper. Did dishes, made up deposit; Linda came about 8:45 & made out checks. I washed load of dark colored clothes. Read paper, soaked my feet & watched TV. Also changed sheets on our bed today.

Thursday, January 20, 1983: Up at 9:00. Cloudy, not very cold. Washed & dressed. Had coffee & grft – no “Wheel of Fortune.” Got stuff ready to go downtown, made bed. Left about noon. Went to Banks, got groc. Ate at Red Steer. Got stuff at Bookkeeper. Went to P.W. Drug, then home. Dropped off Linda & groc., got home about 3:30. Put away groc., etc., then got supper. Kids came about 6:00. After we ate, Matt went over to Johnny’s, I cleared table and then Meg & I played. Linda & Ted came about 7:30. We went in & worked on jigsaw – got it nearly finished before they went home. I did dishes, dried dark colored clothes. Finished jigsaw, one piece missing. Soaked my feet, read paper & watched TV. To bed at 1:00.

Friday, January 21, 1983: Up at 8:45. Cloudy, not very cold. Finished putting away most of Xmas decorations. Cleaned out under stairs. Made bed, had breakfast. Got lunch, did dishes, ran dishwasher. Put new lights in window xmas decoration, added rest to tree string. Got supper. I called Judy & got Paula – she and Jim staying over tonight. Talked to Carla also, they’re going to Jackpot for the weekend. Did dishes, worked on embroidery, read paper, soaked my feet, watched TV. To bed at 2:00.

Saturday, January 22, 1983: Up at 7:35. Judy called & Eddie is gone. Laid back down but didn’t go to sleep. Called Linda about 8:30. Finally took a shower, washed & put up my hair. Had breakfast, made bed. Cooked macaroni & made salad to take down to Judy. Dried hair. Just getting ready to go down to get ham when Paula came. She went with me & was really snowing. When we got back I isliced ham and we took it down. Linda went along. Had coffee and cake with Judy. When we got home I got ready & we soon left for Paul’s. Had a delicious supper and such a nice evening. Guys played pool and Mary, Ruth & I visited. Got home about12:30. To bed at 1:00.

Sunday, January 23, 1983: Up at 9:40. Light sun. Got breakfast, cleared table. Worked x-word. Had headache & back hurting me, too, so laid down for a while. Washed, dressed, made bed. Talked to Paula & Linda. Washed load of colored clothes, dried part. Got supper, did dishes. Carla called, they got home O.K. I worked on books, soaked my feet. Worked some on embroidery. To bed at 1:00.

Monday, January 24, 1983: Up at 9:00. Cloudy, windy. Rained off & on during day. Dressed, had breakfast. Washed load of white clothes. Dried those & rest of colored load. Made bed. Fixed lunch. Did Dishes & ran dishwasher. Talked to Linda & Carla called – not feeling very well. Changed sheets on pink bed. Fixed Dad’s suit pants & pressed them. Got supper, did dishes. Read paper & watched TV. To bed at 1:20.

Tuesday, January 25, 1983: Up at 8:30. Foggy, not very cold. Took shower, put up hair. Had breakfast. Moved button on Dad’s shirt – still too tight. Dried hair & worked on books. Got lunch. Cleared table. Talked to Carla – still not feeling very well. Called Linda. Got ready to go to funeral. Was a very nice service. Sun tried to peek out earlier but clouded over again & wind was kind of cold. Dad was a pallbearer so Ted & Linda drove out to cemetery with me. Afterwards went to the church for dinner. Was very good. Got home about 5:15. Made bed. Worked on book – got it all finished. Soaked feet & read paper, watched TV. To bed at 1:00. Pres. began State of Union address tonight. I slept thru part of it.

Wednesday, January 26, 1983: Up at 9:30. Cloudy, foggy, not very cold. Got dressed, had breakfast. Made bed, went out & cut branches off Xmas tree, cleanred up front yard, etc. Wind was blowing kind of cold. Got lunch, did dishes, ran dishwasher. Talked to Linda. Looked at old mail, etc. Transplanted African violets, etc. Matt came & stayed until Ted picked him up to go to eye Dr. Got supper, did dishes. Linda came to do checks. I made up deposit, sorted Dec. tickets. Read paper, soaked my feet, watched TV. Talked to Paula & Carla – both not feeling very good. Also Nancy called – Jay at Mt. Bailey now. To bed at 1:20.

Thursday, January 27, 1983: Up at 8:30. Cloudy, not very cold. (made bed) Sun peeked out some. Washed & dressed, had coffee & toast. Got rest of stuff ready to go downtown. Left about 12:00. Stopped at shop, went to Banks, Albertsons, P.W. Drug. Ate at Coffee Cup. Got home little after 3:00, 3:30 by the time I got home – helped unload Linda’s groceries. Put away my groceries , then got supper. Talked to Carla, still not feeling good. Paula didn’t work today either. Kids came for supper, Afterwards cleared table. Tried to read paper but kept falling asleep. Linda & Ted came about 8:00 & left soon after. I did dishes, put cat to bed, finished reading paper, soaked my feet, watched TV. To bed at 1:15.

Friday, January 28, 1983: Up at 9:20 – telephone woke me. Sun shining, looks like a beautiful day. Dressed, had breakfast. Made bed, cleaned living room. Got lunch, talked to Paula, Carla & Linda. Carla feeling a little better, Paula has bad cold, too. Cleared table. Vacuumed kitchen. Cleaned off a little of flower bed, don’t know home I’m going to keep chickens from scratching it to pieces. Vacuumed our bedroom, hall & bath. Got supper, read paper, did dishes. Worked on cross-stitch picture & watched TV. Finished picture. Worked on books a little. To bed at 1:45.

Saturday, January 29, 1983: Up at 9:30. Cloudy, not very cold. Dressed, had breakfast. Started working in fam. room but Dad came home so quit. Put away suitcase & sleeping bags. Made our bed. Started to rain & rained most of afternoon. Just worked at misc. jobs most of day. Got supper, did dishes. Sewed picture to cardboard backing & spray cleaned it. Entered charges in book, watched TV. To bed at 1:15.

Sunday, January 30, 1983: Up at 9:00. Cloudy – sun came out later & was a beautiful day. Fixed breakfast, then cleared table. Worked x-word, etc. Finally took shower, washed & put up hair. Made bed. Dried hair & tried to read paper. Kept falling asleep but Dad wouldn’t let me sleep. Afraid I’ll burn my head or something, I guess. Talked to Paula & Carla. Both feeling much better. Also, Linda & worked on hooked rug. Got supper & watched Super Bowl. I was for Dolphins (Miami) but Washington Redskins finally won it. Cleared table & did dishes. Sewed crease in my black pants. Worked on zipper in Jay’s pants. Soaked my feet & wrote statements, watched TV. To bed at 1:00. Got statements all done.

Monday, January 31, 1983: Up at 9:00. Foggy, not too cold. Had breakfast, dressed, made bed. Paid Jay’s house payment. Got lunch, cleared table. Worked on letters & papers on table, etc. Filed & sorted. Reconciled 4 bank statements. Talked to Linda. Got supper, did dishes. Sewed part of zipper on Jay’s pants, pinning other side. Worked some more on papers. Read paper, soaked feet & watched TV. To bed at 12:30. Snowed a little today but melted as it came down.

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December 1982

Wednesday, December 1, 1982: MIKE’S BIRTHDAY (72) 10 Up at 8:40. Light sun, not very cold. Wind came up during day & it was quite cold. Dressed, had breakfast, made bed. Got greetings ready for Susie and Jean & Derrick. Got lunch, cleared table. Went down & worked on doll house – it’s going to be quite a job. Dried clothes in washer. Mattie came about 3:35; he & Johnny played inside a while, then went outside. Left about 5:00. I looked for fans while he was here. Got supper, did dishes. Made out checks, also deposit. Paid some bills. Watched TV. To bed at 1:30. Talked to Mike & wished him Happy Birthday. Watered all flowers today. Vine in blue hanging planter died.

Thursday, December 2, 1982: Up at 8:45. Light sun, frosty. Washed & dressed, had breakfast. Finished getting stuff ready to go downtown – Linda called & Matt sick last night – flu, I guess. Ted went to Dr. with his foot (dropped something heavy on it Tuesday). They drilled through nail and drained it. I had breakfast, left for town about 11:30. Stopped at shop & left drapes, etc. Went to Banks (closed out V & N acct. at 1st Interstate). Then to P.W. Drug, Kings, Albertsons for groc. Stopped at Coast to Coast about fans. Stopped at Shop again & hung rest of drapes – look nice. Put away groc. when I got home. Got supper – Meg didn’t come over. Did dishes, went down & worked on doll house. Watched TV. To bed at 1:00.

Friday, December 3, 1982: Up at 8:40. Cloudy, not very cold. Dressed, made bed, had breakfast. Washed load of white clothes – dried them, also. Called in SR & MW orders. Got up outdoor lights and tested them. Got lunch, did dishes. Talked to Linda – Matt feeling better & Ted gone to work too. After lunch, went out & put up Xmas lights. Not very cold at all. Neighbor’s little chickens were right there with me. Finished about 3:00, then went down & worked on doll house. Got supper, did dishes, worked on doll house some more – coming along pretty good. Read part of paper, watched TV. To bed at 1:20.

Saturday, December 4, 1982: Up at 8:50. Cloudy, not very cold. Dressed, made bed. Put load of underwear to soak. Had breakfast. Vacuumed living room, kitchen, hall & bath. Cleaned off dining room table, vacuumed dining room & small bath. Put up more Xmas decorations. Got supper, did dishes, read papers a little. Worked on dollhouse, watched TV. Washed underwear, dried partly then hung to finish drying. To bed at 1:15.

Sunday, December 5, 1982: Up at 9:00. Light sun, not very cold. Fixed breakfast. Cleared table, vacuumed kitchen floor – again. Helped Dad check out back light. Took shower, washed & put up hair. Worked x-word while I dried my hair. Made bed. Carla came & we worked on Xmas greetings. She went over to take Matt’s gift to him & I fixed supper. After we ate she left & I did dishes, then finished greetings. Watched TV. Sam found my mouse in the magazine rack in dining room & I tried to catch it but killed it. To bed at 1:30.

Monday, December 6, 1982: Up at 9:00. Foggy, not very cold. Sun came out for a while but rained later on in the day. Dressed, made bed, had breakfast. Wrote letter to Leona for her birthday but missed mailman. Wrapped Matt’s present. Got lunch, cleared table. Fixed light bulb that got caught in back door & broke. Went down & worked on doll house – doing windows now. Got supper, did dishes, read part of paper. Worked on greetings some more. Went down & worked on doll house again. Watched TV. To bed at 1:15.

Tuesday, December 7, 1982: MATT’S BIRTHDAY (71) 11 Up at 9:00. Sunny, colder. (Made hash for supper). Dressed, made bed. Had breakfast. Wrapped Matt’s birthday present. Worked on greetings a little. Dad didn’t come for lunch. Went down & worked on doll house until about 3:30. Matt came from school then so didn’t get anything more done. Dad came home & I helped him put up new back door light. Linda & Meg came so Matt opened his present and then they went home. I finished up supper, did dishes, made batch of fudge w/nuts. Read paper, watched TV, worked on greetings. (2 orders came today so calendar towels are here.) To bed at 2:00.

Wednesday, December 8, 1982: Up at 8:00. Awake at 7:10 & couldn’t go back to sleep. Cold & frosty, sunny. Dressed, made bed. Wrapped more presents. Had breakfast. Paid bills. Got lunch, cleared table. Dried clothes. Worked on bills again & reconciled check books w/bank statements. Mattie came from school. Had put on apples to cook & pork & sauerkraut so supper partly ready. Finished up after Mattie left. After supper, did dishes, made up deposits. Made another batch of candy without nuts. Linda & Meg over to make out checks. Talked to Cindy & Nancy. Also, Paula & Judy. To bed at 1:20.

Thursday, December 9, 1982: Up at 8:40. Sunny, cold & frosty. Washed & dressed. Made bed, finished getting Shaws’ package read to mail. Also deposits, etc. Had toast, got ready to go downtown. Left about 11:30. Got groc. at Albertsons, went to Banks, ate at Coffee Cup. Took Linda back to Albertsons to pick up her car, then to shop & got Dad. Went to Rettigs to sign agreements, etc., then took Dad back to shop, then took Warranty Deeds down to be recorded. Picked up orders at M.W. & Sears. To P.W. Drug to mail pkg, etc., then home. Started to put away groc., Linda called & kids wanted to come over so I started supper. Matt went over to Johnny’s & played. After we ate he went over again, then they left to go to PTO Open House at his school. I put away groc., did dishes, worked on greetings. Watched TV. To bed at 1:20.

Friday, December 10, 1982: Up at 9:00. Light sun, frosty. Dressed, made bed. Worked on Xmas greetings, etc. Had breakfast. Wrote more letters. Got lunch. Did dishes. Went down & worked on doll house a while. More letters. Got supper, did dishes. Tested Xmas lite bulbs & got 2 small strings to work. Sanded on doll house some more. Watched TV. To bed at 1:15.

Saturday, December 11, 1982: Up at 8:15. Cloudy, frosty. Dressed, had breakfast, made bed. Worked on Xmas greetings, wrote notes & letters. Matt & Meg brought wreath so we put pine cones & ribbon bow on it & hung it outside. Worked on doll house. Vacuumed living room & kitchen floors. Folded some clothes & put away. Got supper, did dishes. Worked on greetings some more, also doll house. To bed at 12:45. Watched TV. Rained almost all day, not very cold.

Sunday, December 12, 1982: Up at 9:10. Light sun, frosty. Fixed breakfast, cleared table. Took shower, washed & put up hair. Made bed, wound clock. Dried hair & worked part of x-word. (Guess the birthday party yesterday at “Chuckie Cheese” was a big success). Went over to Lindas at 2:00 & she & I and the kids went out for Xmas trees. Found some on the lot at Kmart that weren’t quite so high. Stopped at Albertsons on way home & got icicles. Got a tree stand here for Linda, then took them home. I finished x-word, then got supper. Did dishes, worked on books, watched TV. To bed at 12:45. Took little nap after supper. Discovered it had snowed before I went to bed.

Monday, December 13, 1982: Up at 8:15. Quite a blanket of snow this morning – really pretty. Made it pretty slick tho’. Dressed, made bed. Had breakfast, finished up bookwork. Worked on greetings some more. Dad called & said Mattie had to go to the Dr. Talked to Linda later & said he got a penicillin shot & they took a throat culture. Got lunch, did dishes, ran dishwasher. Swept path to mailbox. Was writing more letters when Michelle brought Christopher over to watch TV as she had to go downtown a little bit and he wanted to watch Woody Woodpecker. He was so good. Got supper, did dishes. Read paper, watched TV. More letters. To bed at 1:15.

Tuesday, December 14, 1982: Up at 8:45. Snowing again. Washed face, dressed, made bed. Had breakfast. Paid home insurance. Washed load of white rayons, worked a little on doll house. Filled bird feeder & hung outside. Put out nuts. Got lunch, started cleaning in fam. room. Didn’t get quite done. Fixed box for chickens – don’t know if they’ll use it or not. Got supper, did dishes, defrosted old refrigerator. Wrote letters, dried clothes, folded some & put away. Read paper, watched TV. To bed at 1:30.

Wednesday, December 15, 1982: Up at 8:30. Cloudy, rainy. Snow all gone. Rained hard all day. Dressed, made bed. Worked on family room again. Had breakfast. Finished cleaning fam. room. Got lunch, did dishes. Cleaned sm. bath, started on dining room. Mattie came from school. Didn’t wear his hat so got out the hair dryer & dried his hair. Johnny called and came over for a little while. Linda and Meg came for Matt & all went home. I fixed supper. Linda came to do checks & we fixed Xmas decoration for shop. Did dishes, made up deposit. Wrote more letters. Looked at paper, watched TV. Dried rest of wh. rayons. To bed at 1:15.

Thursday, December 16, 1982: 51° today. Up at 8:40. Cloudy all day, warmer. Washed & dressed. Made bed. Got rest of deposits, etc., ready to go downtown. Linda called & not going down. Not feeling very well. Had brunch, no lunch. I left about 12:00. Went to Banks, 88c store, bookkeeper, P.W. Drug, Albertsons. Then picked Dad up at Shop & went to Rettigs to sign wills. To Super Save, then home. Stopped at Lindas & saw their tree and left her juice, then home & unloaded groc., etc. Got supper, Matt & Megan came & had supper with us. Ted came for them about 8:00. After they left, I did dishes, put away rest of groc. Finished letters, watched TV. To bed at 1:11. Hung Xmas decoration at shop on my way downtown.

Friday, December 17, 1982: Up at 8:35. Cloudy, had been raining. Not very cold. Cleared up & was nice for rest of day. Dressed, started cleaning living room. Got in card table & set it up. Had breakfast. Worked some more on living room. Got lunch, watered part of flowers. Finished living room. Vacuumed kitchen. Made bed, got down tree decorations. Cleaned pink bedroom. Got supper. Got in tree & set it up. Just started decorations when Paula & Jim came so she helped me with the tree. After they left I did dishes, put names on towel calendars, watched TV. To bed at 1:45.

Saturday, December 18, 1982: Up at 8:30. Light sun, frosty. Dressed, changed our bed. Cleaned bedroom, put decoration boxes away. Vacuumed living room floor. Had brunch. Swept out back porch. Cleaned dining room. Cleaned large bath, vacuumed hall & kitchen. Took shower, washed & put up hair. Got supper, did dishes. Read old papers & dried hair. Watched TV. Time to go over to Nampa to meet train. There ½ hr. early – train only about 5 min. late. So good to see Jay, Nancy & Mike & Cindy. When we got home, fixed some lunch. Then to bed about 1:30 but I didn’t get to sleep until after 2:00.

Sunday, December 19, 1982: 9:05. Cloudy, frosty, cleared late in day. Got breakfast. Did dishes. Washed & dressed. Folded up Cindy’s bed. Made our bed. Worked x-word. Fixed lunch. Baked pie shells & made lemon & banana cream pie. Put on roast. Carla came. Linda & Matt came over but Megan never got to come. Feeling better tho’. Finished up supper. After supper Carla washed & cut her hair. Then went home. I did dishes, then read papers & watched TV. House is a mess already. To bed at 12:10.

Monday, December 20, 1982: Up at 8:45. Cloudy, not very cold. Cleared & was sunny part of day. Washed load of rayons, had breakfast. Talked to Linda – Meg went to school. Dried rayons, worked on doll house. Fixed lunch, rinsed dishes. Got ready & went downtown a little bit – P.W. Drug & Super Save. When we got home Meg came over, also Matt. Stayed until 5:00. I washed dark colored load. Jacket sleeve got stuck & somehow made the washer leak on the floor. Just got dirty clothes wet so wasn’t too bad. Smelled hot but guess it didn’t hurt washer – I hope! Got supper, did dishes. Started raining about the time kids went home. Read paper, watched TV. Went down & worked on doll house again. Dried dark coloreds, put load of whites to soak. To bed at 12:50.

Tuesday, December 21, 1982: Up at 9:35. Cloudy, not too cold. Cleared off some, then clouded up & rained again. Had breakfast. Did dishes. Washed load of white clothes. Got lunch, did dishes. Wrote letter to Sunbeam about toaster. (dressed) Wrote to RGS & L yesterday. Dried white clothes, washed load of colored. Got supper. (Meg & Matt were here in afternoon). Went over to Boise to see Paula & Jim & Jim’s folks. Did dishes when we got home. Read paper, watched TV. To bed at 1:15. (Worked on doll house some.)

Wednesday, December 22, 1982: Mom’s birthday. Up at 8:20. Cloudy, not too cold. Sun came out for a while, then clouded over again. Washed & dressed, made bed. Put away clothes, put up hair. Nancy & kids got up & we had breakfast. Dried clothes in washer, folded & put away. Worked on doll house. Got lunch, did dishes. Made more fudge. Matt came from school. Worked on doll house again, washed another load of clothes. Found rest of porch roof. Linda came & left Megan, Mike went with Matt. Got supper, did dishes. Linda, Matt, & Megan came over again. Jay & Nancy went downtown. I made more candy. Paid some bills, read paper. To bed at 1:00. Snowed this evening & kids were excited.

Thursday, December 23, 1982: Up at 8:45. Clear, quite a bit of snow. Not too cold. Washed & dressed. Made bed, made up deposits. Put away candy. Had breakfast. Matt & Megan came. Washed load of wet rugs. Dried rest of colored clothes. Had lunch. Linda went downtown & kids stayed here. Then Nancy & I went downtown & kids stayed w/Linda. Went to Bank, paid tel. bill, P.W. Drug, MW, Albertsons for groc., then home. Got supper, did dishes. Matt & Megan here for supper. Linda & Ted came about 8:30 & they went home about 9:00. Read paper, not much on TV. Then I went down & worked on doll house. To bed at 12:30.

Friday, December 24, 1982: Up at 8:30. Clear & cold. Washed & put up hair, dressed. Made bed, had breakfast. Washed & fixed cranberry sauce. Nancy made green jello. Fixed celery, carrots, cauliflower for tomorrow. Fixed lunch. Did dishes. Kids went over to Lindas so Nancy & I cleaned up the house. Fixed supper, did dishes. Paula & Jim came. Jay, Nancy & kids went to church program. When they got home, Jay & Paula worked on the doll house. Got it nearly finished except for porch railing. Finally quit & fixed stockings – to bed at 2:15. Had trouble getting to sleep.

Saturday, December 25, 1982. WHITE CHRISTMAS AGAIN! Up at 7:45. Carla called & woke me. Mike & Cindy opened their presents from Santa Claus. We fixed breakfast & then Carla & Bill & Linda, Ted & kids came. They had breakfast, I fixed dressing & put turkey in oven. Then we opened rest of presents: Kids had a big time. Made bed, did dishes, then laid down & took a nap. Got up about 3:15 & then finished up supper. Ate about 5:30. Everything tasted real good. After supper Carla & Bill left. We cleared up & did dishes. Paula & Jim left then Linda Ted & kids. Cleaned up kitchen some more, put away dishes & rest of food. Soaked my feet & watched TV. Surely felt good. To bed at 12:45.

Sunday, December 26, 1982: Up at 9:30. Cloudy, snowed off & on all day. Got breakfast, cleared up & did dishes. Worked x-word. Made bed, took shower & got dressed. Fixed dinner. Did dishes again. Cleaned up stove – was really a mess. Matt & Meg came &, after a while, Linda & Ted. I helped Meg with doll furn. Linda fixed them some supper. Kids decided to stay all night so we fixed their beds. Linda & Ted went home. Kids finally went to sleep. I soaked my feet again, watched TV & read paper. They really felt good today. To bed at 12:45.

Monday, December 27, 1982: Up at 9:40. Sunny, cold & frosty. Fixed waffles for kids – had breakfast. Dressed, fixed lunch. Worked on Meg’s cushions for doll house furn. Did dishes. Made bed. Took out garbage cans. Fixed supper, did dishes. Read paper, soaked feet, watched TV. To bed at 12:30.

Tuesday, December 28, 1982: 10° at midnight. Up at 9:30. Light sun, cold. Washed & dressed. Had breakfast. Thawed sliding door & fed chickens, squirrels. Put up another bird feeder. Got lunch. Did dishes. Kids went over to Lindas & Nancy & I went downtown. Got some groc. at Albertsons, PW Drug, got gas & catfood. Home about 4:45. Got supper, did dishes. Mike staying with Matt & Megan over here. Read paper, soaked feet & watched TV. To bed at 12:30.

Wednesday, December 29, 1982: 9° above when I went to bed last nite. Up at 9:10. Sunny, cold & frosty. Sliding door frozen shut. Dressed, had breakfast. Fixed waffles for kids. Fed chickens, squirrels & filled bird feeders. Got lunch, deboned turkey. Vacuumed kitchen, made bed. Straightened dining table. Paula came. Put away some clothes. Fixed supper. Cleared table. Talked to Carla. Did dishes. Linda & kids came over. Paula came back up a little. Jim’s Dad doing little better again. Bill sick again, too. Made up deposits & paid several bills. Read papers, watched TV. To bed at 1:00.

Thursday, December 30, 1982: 5° when I went to bed last nite. Up at 8:40. Foggy, spit snow all day. Washed & dressed, made bed. Had breakfast. Emptied garbage, Sam’s box. Got stuff ready to go downtown. Matt came over. I fed chickens & squirrels. We left for town about 12:30. Went to 1st Int., then Albertsons. Ate lunch at Red Steer, then Linda, Nancy & kids went out to Game place at Karcher. I went to bookkeeper, 1st Sec., P.W. Drug. Then U. 1st Fed., Super Save, then home. Carla called & Helen’s tumor was benign! So happy for her. Put away groc., got supper, Matt & Meg were here. Linda & Ted came for them, went home about 8:30. I did dishes, soaked my feet, read paper, watched TV. To bed at 12:15.

Friday, December 31, 1982: NEW YEAR’S EVE Up at 8:45. Cloudy, snowing lightly all day. Washed & put up hair. Had breakfast. Started to clean living room. Put away boxes, emptied garbage, etc. Got lunch. Did dishes. Finished living room, vacuumed kitchen & bath, hall. Cooked macaroni for salad, made jello. Made our bed, packed Dad’s suitcase. Paula came about 3:00 & Carla about 4:30. Left around 5:30. Jay, Nancy & kids went to Ralph & Mary’s about 2:00. Got home around 5:00. Got supper, cleared dishes. I made salads, etc., & Nancy did dishes, also, sliced ham. Got lunch ready. Worked on jigsaw puzzle. Had some drinks. Paula & Jim stayed until around 9:00. Called Carla at midnite & wished her Happy New Year. Kids all had a ball – especially Cindy. To bed at 1:45.

November 1982

Monday, November 1, 1982: Up at 8:30. Sunny, frosty. Dressed, called Peggy’s TV. They are coming tomorrow afternoon to fix TVs. Had breakfast. Put up plant light in fam. room. Took down Halloween decorations. Paid Jay’s house payment. Made out order for Meg’s doll house. Dad didn’t come for lunch. Looked for calendar towel catalog but couldn’t find it. Had a letter from Norm & Sam – they are coming about Wed. I think. Spent rest of day putting stuff away. Cleared off part of kitchen table. Got supper, did dishes, read paper, read voting literature. Watched TV. (Dad forgot to set his clock at the shop so came home an hour early. We put away rest of hoses). To bed at 12:45.

Tuesday, November 2, 1982: ELECTION DAY. [Changed sheets on pink bed while TV men were here] Up at 7:45. Sunny, cold. Couldn’t get to sleep last night. Washed & dressed. Made bed, had breakfast. Dusted our room, cleared off bed, etc., in pink bedroom. Dad didn’t come for lunch. Washed our bedspread, also load of dark colored clo. Dried both loads. Dusted pink room. Couldn’t vacuum because I was afraid I wouldn’t hear TV men if they came. Mattie came from school, was here until about 4:45. TV men finally came about 4:30. Found the aerial wire was unhooked up on the roof on big TV. Vertical board out on small one had to take it in for repair. After they left I went to vote – took quite a while – booths crowded. Got supper, did dishes, listened to election returns, read paper. Cleaned off above stove, worked tables, old refrigerator. Craig won, also Leroy for Lt. Gov. Gov. race still so close don’t know who won when I went to bed at 2:00. Called Roy to wish him Happy Birthday, also Phyllis called Carla, too, to tell her about Sams. Tried to call Paula but no answer.

Wednesday, November 3, 1982: Up at 8:00. Sunny, cold. Changed our bed, vacuumed rug in our room, also pink bedroom; vacuumed living room. Got lunch for Dad. Baked cake, vacuumed kitchen, hall, bath. Then dining room & small bath. Swept out utility area. Got in steaks & thawed them. Scrubbed potatoes. Mattie came about 3:35. Set table. Linda called about 4:30 & Sams came just as she called. We sat & visited till Dad came home. Then he took them down to see the shop & get some gas. I went ahead with supper & then he fixed steaks on grill when they got back. Ate about 6:30. Linda, Ted & kids came over & then Carla came. She was hungry so ate too. Linda, Ted & kids had cake. After they all left we cleared up & I put dishes in dishwasher, then we looked at slides for a while. To bed at 12:00. Slept on the hide-a-bed for first time & it’s kind of hard – not too bad tho’.

Thursday, November 4, 1982: Up at 6:00. Just getting light. Set out juice & glasses. Sams up & getting ready to leave. All had coffee. Left about 7:00. Dad left soon, too, for work. I had breakfast & finished read paper. Was cold last night so didn’t sleep good at all. Was awfully tired & didn’t feel very well. Laid down for a while but couldn’t sleep. Finally got up & started getting stuff ready to go downtown. I made up deposits, paid bills, etc. Dad came home for lunch & I went ahead & got ready. Left about 12:45. Went to Banks, stopped at shop, P.W. Drug, pd. bill at Valley Floral, got groc. Got home about 3:30. Put away groc. (had kind of headache but had a hamburger at Jacks & then it left). Got supper, read paper, then put away good dishes & silver, did dishes, watched TV. To bed at 12:30.

Friday, November 5, 1982: Up at 8:30. Sunny, cold. Warmer in afternoon. Felt better today, really slept good last night. Tel. rang & it was TV repair man – TV ready to bring back so I dressed right away. Cost $89.00 for both so not too bad. Good picture on both sets now. Had breakfast, made bed. Folded up bedding on folding bed & put room back in order. Moved hooked rug wall hanging. Hung new small picture I bought. Looked thru catalogs for Xmas. Washed load of yellow rayons. Dried lace cloth. Got supper, did dishes, read paper. Watched TV. Forgot about pheasant so cleaned it. To bed at 2:00.

Saturday, November 6, 1982: Up at 9:10. Light sun, showers. Not too cold. Dressed, made bed. Vacuumed dining room floor, put table back, put clean table cloth back on, etc. Had breakfast. Went downstairs to wash cat blankets, blankets for fam. rm., sewed a little, cleaned up more of floor, cleaned under bed, cleaned part of ldy. rm., pulled out night stand & found another black widow behind it. Cleaned up cobwebs, etc. Got supper, did dishes. Dried blankets, put white clothes to soak. Put casters on bottom of night stand. Watched TV, looked at catalog, played Old Sol. To bed at 1:00. Called Judy about going out to dinner tomorrow.

Sunday, November 7, 1982: Up at 8:30. Sunny, cold. Got breakfast. Tried to get Paula but no answer. Did dishes. Kept trying but never did get Paula. Took shower & washed hair. Dressed, put up hair. Made bed, washed a load of white clothes. Dried hair & worked x-word. Carla came & helped me finish it. She ate a couple of chicken spread sandwiches – left for home about 4:00. We got ready & went down & picked up Jim’s folks. Went to North’s Chuck Wagon for supper. I thought it was good but Dad said he didn’t care too much for their food – naturally. When we got home, I called Carla – she got home O.K. Then looked at catalogs, made out orders, etc. Watched TV. Started getting a cold. To bed at 12:45.

Monday, November 8, 1982: Up at 8:30. Sunny, cold. Have a real cold coming on. Dressed, had breakfast. Made bed. Went out to work – cut tops off peonies, dug glad bulbs, moved one peony. Put away fence, covered swing & lawn mower. Put plastic covers on metal lawn chairs & B-B-Q. Got lunch, put meat on to cook for supper. Wrote to Elaine & sent Ida’s belt. Laid down for a little while. Finished up supper. Did dishes, read paper. Called Paula & talked to Linda during day. Watched TV. To bed at 12:45.

Tuesday, November 9, 1982: Up at 9:15. Cloudy, not too cold. Didn’t sleep very well last night, cold bothering me. Had breakfast, didn’t even get dressed. Took some Vicks Day Care & seemed to help. Looked at catalogs, etc., ordered calendar towels. Got lunch, cleared table, talked to Linda. Finally decided to get washed & dressed, made bed. Got supper, did dishes, read paper. Watched TV. Dried some clothes. To bed at 1:00.

Wednesday, November 10, 1982: Up at 8:45. Cloudy, not very cold, started snowing about 10 and snowed most of the day but melted right away. Still don’t feel very well with my cold. Got more orders ready, paid a bill, made bed, talked to Linda, Dad went to Boise with Paul so didn’t come for lunch. Washed colored rayons, worked on Jay’s room. Got supper, did dishes, read paper. Linda stopped & did checks about 8:30. Watched TV. To bed about 1:00.

Thursday, November 11, 1982: VETERAN’S DAY Up at 9:00. Sunny, cold. Didn’t go downtown because of the holiday, will have to go tomorrow. Washed & dressed. Had breakfast, made bed. Worked on rest of Xmas orders. Got lunch, washed load of rayons, sewed, fixed Carla’s jeans. Dried part of clothes. Got supper, did dishes, read paper. Got deposits ready. Watched TV. To bed at 1:00.

Friday, November 12, 1982: Sunny later on but wind was cold. Up at 8:30. Cloudy, cold. Washed & dressed. Talked to Linda. Made bed, had breakfast. Got rest of stuff ready to go downtown. Left about 11:00. Went to Bank, pd. water bill, went to P.W. Drug, to Kings, Albertsons for groc. Got gas, stopped at shop (Dad wasn’t there) went to Super Save, then out to Benj. Franklin & Ernsts. Stopped at shop again, then home about 3:30. Put away groc., dried clothes, got supper. Did dishes, read paper. Washed bedspread off pink bed – Sam threw up on it this morning. Watched TV. To bed at 1:30. Also got gas & gas gauge stuck.

Saturday, November 13, 1982: Up at 9:30. Sunny, cold. Dressed, washed load of colored clothes, ironed some clothes & pressed drapes. Had breakfast. Went down to shop & put up curtain rods. Hung one drape (forgot rings so couldn’t hang rest). Swept down cobwebs from ceilings & walls. Cleaned toilets, etc. Need cleanser for sinks. Just finished & getting ready to leave when Dad came. He had gone fishing. When we got home I fixed supper, cooked one of the fish he caught. Did dishes, dried part of clothes, watched TV. Played Old Sol. To bed at 12:30.

Sunday, November 14, 1982: Up at 9:10. Sunny, cold & frosty. Nice during the day. Got breakfast, cleared table. Took shower, washed & put up hair. Made bed, wound clock, dried hair & worked x-word. Dried rest of clothes in dryer. Made jello for supper; got in pheasant. Went down to shop & hung other drape – Dad wouldn’t let me hang those in show room. Cleaned sinks, vacuumed floors, dusted, started to clean carpet, got about ½ done & sweeper wouldn’t work. Don’t know what’s wrong with it. When we got home, got supper; pheasant was really good. Did dishes, read paper, watched TV. To bed at 12:45.

Monday, November 15, 1982: Up at 8:20. Sunny, cold & frosty. Dressed, made bed. Had breakfast. Put hankies to soak. Started working on books – adding machine ran out of tape & still not adding right so had quite a time. Dad didn’t come for lunch. Had him bring home tape for adding machine. Got supper, did dishes, finished up books – finally got them to come out right – all except sales tax. Have to ask Dad about some Cash Sales. Read paper, watched TV. To bed at 12:45.

Tuesday, November 16, 1982: Up at 8:45. Light sun, frosty, cold. Missed the garbage man. Started to cloud over about 10:00 & started to rain mid afternoon – just a light drizzle. Washed, dressed, made bed. Had breakfast. Watered flowers. Went out & put up N. storm window in garage. Fixed S. one & put it up; put away screens. Got lunch. Cleared table. Finished up Sales Tax figures & put away adding mach., etc. Washed & dried hankies & folded, put away. Put load of whites to soak. Cut out pair of pants & top for Meg for Brownies. Got supper, did dishes, read paper. Pinned pants & top together. Watched TV. To bed at 1:45.

Wednesday, November 17, 1982: Up at 9:00. Cloudy, wet, not so cold. Rained all morning. Dressed, had breakfast. Made bed. Tried vacuum but it still won’t run. Good thing I got the new one. Talked to Linda. Got lunch. Ted got the car to have it serviced. Cleared table & planted new plants in terrarium. Looked through Kings & P.W. Drug circulars. Cut up & washed chicken for supper. Matt came over & later on Megan. Made cherry cobbler for dessert. Kids went home at 5:00. Finished supper, did dishes, read part of paper. Washed load of white clothes, made up deposit. To bed at 12:45.

Thursday, November 18, 1982: Up at 8:00. Cloudy, raining, not too cold. Washed & dressed, got ready to go downtown. Had coffee, juice & roll. Made bed, dried clothes in washer, left for town about 11:30. Went to Banks (4), bookkeeper, P.W. Drug (got more Xmas gifts), ate at Red Steer. Got groc., picked up Meg at school, then to Kings, MW & Sears for orders, then home about 4:00. When I got home, put away groc., etc. Got supper, Matt & Megan came. Linda & Ted came shortly after we ate. I cleared table, then did dishes after they left. Read part of paper, watched TV. Sam caught a mouse in family room and I made her take it outside & she lost it. Now it will probably be in garage! To bed at 12:25.

Friday, November 19, 1982: Up at 8:30. Light clouds, not too cold. Sun came out in afternoon & was nice. Dressed, changed our bed, had breakfast. Started cleaning in living room. Had to use new Hoover because the other sweeper still not fixed. Works pretty good. Got lunch, cleared table & did dishes. Vacuumed kitchen, hall, cleaned pink bath. Ran dishwasher. Cleaned Dad’s shoes; they were a mess. Got supper, did dishes. Read paper, watched TV. Carla called, guess she won’t be over Sun. Talked to Cindy, Mike & Nancy. To bed at 1:00.

Saturday, November 20, 1982: Up at 8:30. Sunny, frosty & cold. Ice on car windows, etc. Guess it had rained & frozen. Washed & dressed, made bed, got ready to take sweeper to Boise. Linda & Matt went along – Megan stayed with Nicole all night so didn’t go along. Stopped at Electrolux, then to Great Western. Got Pac-Man for Mike. Went to College Library & found Carla – had lunch at Big Boy – then took her back. Went up to Paula & Jim’s & they were home so stayed quite a while. Matt & Jim played games on Intellivision. Called Dad. Paula gave us a pc. of pie – very good. Black bottom. We left for home & stopped at Karcher on our way. Got home about 5:00. Dad wouldn’t speak to me. Got supper, did dishes, read paper, played Old Sol, watched TV. To bed at 1:00.

Sunday, November 21, 1982: Up at 8:30. Cloudy, cold. Sunny off & on during day. Got breakfast. Cleared table. Took shower, washed & put up hair, dressed. Made bed, wound clock. Dried hair & worked x-word. Read papers & took short nap. Wrapped birthday presents & got box ready to mail. Got supper, did dishes. Read papers, watched TV. To bed at 12:35.

Monday, November 22, 1982: Up at 9:00. Sunny, frosty, cold. Dressed, had breakfast, made bed. Paula called & Jim’s Dad had a bad spell last night & is in hospital again. She had to go to work but he took the day off & came over to see his Dad. I talked to Linda. Went out & cleared stuff away from oil tanks. Got some boxes & started getting Xmas presents ready. Got lunch, cleared up dishes. Sam caught another mouse but lost it in dining room so I went over to Linda’s and got a trap. Buried fish heads under roses. Shoveled rocks, etc., from front of oil barrels. Got supper, did dishes. Read paper, watched TV. Set mouse trap. To bed at 1:00.

Tuesday, November 23, 1982: Up at 8:40. Sunny, frosty. Dad gone fishing today. Didn’t catch my mouse last night. Washed & dressed, had breakfast. Got stuff ready & went downtown. Went to Blood drawing, Albertsons for groc., to 88c store, then to bookkeeper & home. When I got home, realized I forgot to mail Mike’s pkg. so had to go back down. Put away groc., made bed, then cleaned in fam. rm. Got supper (Dad home from fishing when I came home from town 1st time – Res. froze over so they couldn’t fish). Got supper, did dishes, read paper, paid Sales Tax & S.W.T. Vacuumed part of kitchen & shampooed carpet. Will do rest tomorrow night. Watched TV. To bed at 12:40.

Wednesday, November 24, 1982: Up at 8:10. Sunny, cold & frosty. Dressed, made bed, dusted & vacuumed bedrooms. Had breakfast, cleaned new bath, got lunch, rinsed dishes, cleaned turkey. Cleaned back porch areas. Vacuumed living room, hall, lge. bath and dining room. Got supper & just as we were getting ready to eat, Paula came so she ate with us. Jim came later & they went back down to the hospital. Jim’s Dad a little better this eve. After they left I baked pumpkin pies, finished up dishes, vacuumed & shampooed rest of kitchen floor & through dining room. Read paper, watched TV. To bed at 12:45.

Thursday, November 25, 1982: THANKSGIVING Up at 8:30. Sunny, cold & frosty. Fixed breakfast. Made dressing & got turkey in oven about 11:00. Made cranberry sauce. Washed & dressed, made bed. Vacuumed kitchen & dining room floors, put away sweeper & shampooer. Carla & Bill came & she fixed her relish tray. I fixed cheese, meat & cracker tray. Paula & Judy came and we visited a while. Then fixed table, cooked beans & potatoes. Turkey done about 4:00 so Paula went down & got Jim & we ate. Everything real good – Linda’s salad and pumpkin dessert and Paula’s cocoanut cream pie. Mattie read some poems to us & really were funny. Cleaned up table, I emptied dishwasher & put in one load. Jim went back down to hospital and then later Carla took Paula & Judy down. Carla & Bill left about 7:00. I finished working on dishes & kitchen. Paula & Jim came back from hosp. They & Lindas left about 9:30. I worked some more, read paper, watched TV. To bed at 1:00.

Friday, November 26, 1982: Up at 9:00. Sunny, cold & frosty. Clouded over by evening. Dressed, had breakfast. Made bed, vacuumed living room & kitchen. Talked to Linda. Got lunch, rinsed dishes. Paula came for a little while. I cleaned off turkey carcass, washed rugs. Put away dishes & silver. Moved chest & dressing table in pink bedroom. Got supper, did dishes, read paper, watched TV. Wrapped Xmas gifts. To bed at 1:40.

Saturday, November 27, 1982: Up at 9:30. Cloudy, not quite so cold. Cleared up & sun came out but clouded over again in P.M. Dressed, made bed. Put away rest of dishes & silver. Wrapped more gifts. Dried rugs. Talked to Linda. Got supper, did dishes. Wrapped more gifts. Played Old Sol. Started working on books – sorted tickets & entered R.O.As. Watched TV. To bed at 1:00.

Sunday, November 28, 1982: Up at 9:00. Sunny, not too cold. Rained during night. Got breakfast, cleared table. Made bed, wound clock. Jay called & Cindy wanted to talk to me to thank me for her present. She’s a little doll. I took shower & washed & put up my hair, then dried hair & worked x-word. Took a little nap. Talked to Judy & Eddie did get to come home Sat. & is feeling pretty good. Got supper, did dishes, watched TV. Entered charges in book – lots of them. To bed at 12:35. Beat Old Sol 4 ways tonight.

Monday, November 29, 1982: Up at 9:00. Cloudy, raining, not very cold. Cleared up for a little & then clouded over again. Dressed, had breakfast, made bed. Sent orders for jewelry, pd. Statesman & Jay’s house payment. Got order ready for R&R. Washed work clothes. Cleaned some more in Jay’s old room – Linda helped me lift down TV & I put casters on big chest of drawers. Still have more to do – clean off bed, wash bedspread, cover hole in ceiling, etc. Dried work clothes. Got supper, did dishes. Entered more charges in book, started writing statements – didn’t quite get finished. Read paper, watched TV. Little mouse scared me – came out of am. oven & went in living room & I couldn’t catch him. To bed at 1:15. Dad went to Boise so I didn’t have to get lunch.

Tuesday, November 30, 1982: Up at 8:50. Cloudy, not very cold. Rained some during the day. Dressed, made bed. Had breakfast, finished writing up statements. Got lunch, did dishes. Hung up work clothes. Finished order to Rainbow Gifts. Sorted last month’s invoices. Talked to Linda, made appt. with Rettig. Got supper, did dishes. Read paper, got order ready for Spencer Gifts – 88c items. Watched TV. To bed at 1:00. Washed dark colored load. Worked on doll house – going to be a big job – hope I get it done by Christmas.

October 1982

Friday, October 1, 1982: Up at 8:35. Sunny, cool. Dad gone fishing. Washed & dressed. Had breakfast, made bed. Talked to Linda. Got ready to go to Mrs. M.’s funeral – buried in newer part of Cemetery. Changed clothes when I got home. Went out to work on windows – cleaned outside of 3 N. bedroom windows, cleaned storm windows & put up. Got my supper, Dad got home about 8:00. Got some fish. Did dishes, read paper, watched TV. To bed at 1:00. Dad’s toe kind of sore, soaked it and still looks OK.

Saturday, October 2, 1982: Up at 8:05. Sunny, cool. Warm in P.M. Washed & got ready to take Meg to gymnastics class. From there we went to Ernsts, then to K-Mart. Came back to Caldwell, got gas, then home. Changed clothes. Cleaned out dressing table. Fixed Meg some lunch. They came for her about 3:00. I made bed, took short nap. Then vacuumed bath, hall, kitchen. Hung up clothes in pink room. Got supper, did dishes, Linda stopped & we took the vanity over for Meg. I read papers & watched TV. To bed at 1:00.

Sunday, October 3, 1982: Up at 8:45. Sunny, not very cool. Fixed breakfast, cleared table. Washed load of colored rayons. Took shower & dressed. Washed & put up hair. Dried hair & worked x-word. Made bed. Dried clothes, washed load of reds. Carla came. I made lemon pie, fixed rest of supper. Dad painted B-B-Q, then cooked steaks. Ted brought other vanity. After Carla left, I did dishes, played a little Old Sol, read paper, watched TV. To bed at 12:45.

Monday, October 4, 1982: Up at 8:45. Cloudy, had a little rain. Dressed, had breakfast. Cleaned big window in family room on outside, also storm window. Cleaned upper back door window on outside, inside dining room windows, also outside of small bath window, and cleaned & put up storm window. Got Dad’s lunch, cleared table.  Brought in flowers from patio, cleaned out eaves above patio, washed off part of patio. Made bed. Got supper, washed load of colored clothes. Read paper, did dishes, watched TV. To bed at 1:20.

Tuesday, October 5, 1982: Up at 8:07. Light sun, cold. Frost but didn’t get my tomatoes. Dressed, went out & cleaned dining room windows outside, came in & had breakfast. Went back & cleaned storm windows & put up. Got lunch, made bed, cleared up. Went out & cleaned big front window, small side windows, storm windows & put back up. Took down awning & put away. Matt came as I was fixing stuff for supper. Got ready, then took Matt over to change his clothes. Ted came as we were leaving, so all went down together to watch Matt’s game. They lost 4-1. Dad had supper when I got home so I had mine. Did dishes, read paper. Watched TV. To bed at 12:45.

Wednesday, October 6, 1982: Up at 8:50. Windy, light sun, not too cold. Dressed, had breakfast. Dried clothes, put up hair. Changed our bed. Got lunch. Wrote letter about hand lotion. Moved vanity into pink room, cleaned it up & repaired it. Put glide on bottom of night stand. Moved flower tables & cleaned, then moved them back, cleaned them off. Got dirt for jade plant. Got supper, did dishes. Read part of paper. Transplanted jade, washed off white tables & put them by windows. Planted pepper & parsley plants for Carla. Made up deposit, paid light bill. To bed at 1:20.

Thursday, October 7, 1982: Up at 8:00. Sunny, windy, cool. Washed & dressed. Had juice. Got rest of stuff ready to go downtown. Tried to call Linda but got a busy signal so finally made bed, then went over. She wasn’t ready so went on down – to Banks, out to K-Mart for stereo cabinet, met her at Gr. Western Pizza for lunch. Then stopped at bookkeeper, P.W. Drug, Alb. for groc., Kings, paid power bill. Got home about 4:15. Put away groc., brought in wax plant, covered flowers on patio. Got supper, kids came over; covered tomatoes after we ate. Linda & Ted came & we all had some watermelon. After they left, I did dishes, read paper, played & won Old Sol all 4 ways. Watched TV. To bed 1:20. Mrs. Johnson called tonite & nothing they can do for Eddie.

Friday, October 8, 1982: Up at 8:30. Sunny, cold. Dressed, got payroll slips ready to take down to bookkeeper. Fixed shirt for Dad, dried rugs. Had breakfast. Replanted jade plant & cleaned up dirt on floor. Transplanted & brought in geraniums. Got Dad’s lunch. Worked on dining room, got it partly cleaned. Got supper, read paper, did dishes, watched TV. Fixed Dad’s lunch. To bed at 1:00.

Saturday, October 9, 1982: Up at 9:00. Cloudy, not too cold. Dad & Bill gone fishing. Washed & dressed, had breakfast. Paid rest of bills, sorted papers on table. Started working on stereo cabinet about noon, easy to put together but kind of hard to place shelves & put equipment in it. Got it finished about 4:30. Cleaned some more in dining room. Vacuumed kitchen, hall & lge. bath. Brought in ageratum. Fixed my supper & ate. Fishermen got home about 8:00 – only got 2 fish but had nice day. I did dishes, looked at catalogs, watched TV – ball games in afternoon & evening again. Brewers won, also Cardinals. To bed at 1:00.

Sunday, October 10, 1982: Up at 8:45. Sunny, cool. Got breakfast. Cleared table. Took shower, washed & put up hair. Made bed, washed load of white rayons. Dried hair & worked x-word. Worked on old green toilet covers & made pad for Sam to sleep on by register in living room. Watched game on TV. Brewers won in AL. Got supper, Dad fixed little stks outside, made some stuffed baked potatoes. After supper, did dishes, read papers, watched N.L. game on TV – Cardinals won. To bed at 1:20.

Monday, October 11, 1982: Up at 9:15. Sunny, cool. Dressed, had breakfast. Talked to Linda. Made bed, got lunch. Cleared up & started to work on books – came out over $800.00 off. Got supper. Did dishes, read paper, watched TV. Worked some more on books, finally got it down to 27.00. Still have to find that. To bed at 1:00.

Tuesday, October 12, 1982: Up at 8:50. Sunny, cool. Beautiful in afternoon. Dressed, had breakfast. Made bed. Finished up books, finally found error. Got lunch. Watered under tree. Brought in some more geraniums. Sent some orders, etc. Worked outside a little. Got supper. Did dishes, read paper. Judy called, also Velda. Asked me out to lunch tomorrow with her & Rusty. Cleaned off work tables a little, swept back porch. Watched TV & played Old Sol. To bed at 12:30. 1st game of World Series tonight – Brewers won (Milwaukee). Thought the Cards would do better than that.

Wednesday, October 13, 1982: LINDA’S BIRTHDAY Up at 8:15. Sunny, cool. Put up hair, washed & dressed. Made bed, had breakfast. Took out kitchen trash & brought garbage pail back to house. Mailed letters, straightened up a little in family room, put away bottles. Got ready to go to lunch, finished drying hair. Dad didn’t come for lunch. (Velda & Rusty came about 12:20. We picked up Beulah, then went to Cargo West for lunch (I had Salad Bar). Afterwards drove around – saw where Elmo’s folks used to live, also where Dan & Helen Z. lived. Stopped at Mall on way home. Got home about 4:45. Showed them around house, & then they left. I got supper, did dishes, read paper, Linda came over to do checks. Watched Ball Game – Cards won this one (5-4). To bed at 1:45.

Thursday, October 14, 1982: Up at 9:00. Sunny, cool. Dad going fishing today. Washed & dressed, got deposit, etc., ready to go downtown. Called Travel Ser. & no flight from Seattle to Boi on Sat. nite so guess we’re out of luck. Left for town about 12:00. Went to Banks, Albertsons & got groc., then took Linda out to the Sizzler for her birthday. She had steak & I had chicken & was good. Stopped at I.D. at the Mall on our way back & got her the blue skirt for her birthday. It is so pretty. Went home & put away groc. Then Linda & kids came back & picked me up & we went down to Sears. Everything nearly gone. Kind of sad. She got gas, then we went back up & picked up Ted & went out to McDonalds for supper. Didn’t have much, was still so full from dinner. Went out to K-Mart with them & got me some pants & a blouse for Linda. Got home about 8:30. Read paper, watched TV. Looked at Cats. To bed at 1:15.

Friday, October 15, 1982: Up at 8:50. Light sun, cool. Dressed, had breakfast. Paid S.W.T. & mailed it & Q. Tax Return & payroll audit to Ins. Co. Talked to Linda. Started working on family room – put up new smoke alarm, moved furniture. Only got about ½ finished. Made bed, watered flowers. Got myself some supper. Dad came when I was about to eat – didn’t want any supper. Read paper, did dishes, watched TV – another Ball Game tonite – Cards won again. 2 to 1 now. Cooked prunes & planted parsley & peppers. To bed at 12:45.

Saturday, October 16, 1982: Up at 9:15. Sunny, cool. Dressed, started working on fam. rm. – still didn’t get it done. Had brunch. Made bed. Vacuumed kitchen, hall, bath & living room. Cleaned chicken pcs. & got supper. Then did dishes, looked at catalog. Cleaned rest of chicken. Watched TV. To bed at 12:45. Brewers won again today.

Sunday, October 17, 1982: Up at 9:00. Light clouds, cool. Got windy in afternoon & blew all the leaves off the birch tree. Lawn now has a yellow carpet. Got breakfast, cleared up table, rinsed dishes. Took shower, washed & put up hair. Power out again for about ½ hr. Dried hair & worked part of x-word. Made bed. Carla came so we got ready to go out to Mall. Got my pants exchanged but Carla didn’t get a suit – found one at Penneys but wanted $50.00 for jacket & $18.00 for skirt. When we got home I fixed supper, Dad B-B-Q’d steak. Then Carla left still not feeling too well. I read paper, fell asleep a little, then did dishes, watched TV. To bed at 12:45. BREWERS won. Jay called – said Mike finally won a game.

Monday, October 18, 1982: Up at 8:45. Sunny, cold. Dressed, had breakfast. Made bed, went out & picked pan full of grapes. Got lunch, cleared table. Went out & cleaned grass from around birch tree. Put more rocks around it. Put trash in can & put cans out for pick-up. Came in & took grapes off stems. Went out & picked two more pans of grapes – outside all done now. Got supper, did dishes, read paper, watched TV. Looked at catalogs. Washed & mashed grapes. Put them in strainer to drain. To bed at 2:00.

Tuesday, October 19, 1982: Up at 9:10. Light sun, cold. Cold. 21° in last night. Really got my tomatoes last night. Dressed, washed my face. Had breakfast, made bed. Worked with grapes, got lunch. Went out & picked rest of grapes, gave a panful to Jan & also her mother, glad to get rid of a few. Fixed prune pudding & put supper in oven, got ready to go to Matt’s soccer game. Pretty cold & they lost 5-2. Ate supper when we got home and watched ball game. St. Louis ahead when they got rained out so 1 more game. Did dishes, read papers, watched TV. To bed at 1:00.

Wednesday, October 20, 1982: Up at 9:00. Sunny, cold. Dad gone fishing. Dressed, had breakfast. Started stemming grapes. Had veg. lunch. Worked on grapes again. Made batch of wine. Stood on kitchen chair to clean off frig. & broke it. Matt came from school. I went out & cleaned grass from around maple tree, put rest of white rocks around it. Dug up & transplanted iris from around apricot tree. Had supper, washed rest of grapes, crushed & put them to drain: still have more to do. Watched ball game – CARDS won World Series! Did dishes, read paper. Got checks ready. To bed at 1:10.

Thursday, October 21, 1982: Up at 8:45. Sunny, cold. Washed & dressed, had juice. Got deposit ready, also rest of stuff. Worked some with grapes. Got ready to go downtown, left about 11:55. Made bed & had juice before. Went to Banks, P.W. Drug, ate at Gem In & Out, Alb. for groc., paid Tel. Bill, got stuff at bookkeeper. Went to Kings. Got home about 3:00. Put away groc., etc. Looked at mail, put away papers. Started supper, kids came over. After supper, played with Matt, cleared table. Linda & Ted came for them about 7:30 – left about 7:45. Dad got home about 8:15. I read paper, worked with grapes. Canned 6 pts. juice. Did dishes, watched TV. To bed at 1:00. 76° today.

Friday, October 22, 1982: Susan Stafford’s last day on Wheel of Fortune. 71° Up at 9:00. Phone woke me at 8:30 but couldn’t get back to sleep. Light clouds, not too cold. Discovered wine had leaked out – don’t know what happened. Looks like a real mess! Dressed, had breakfast. Pushed out refrigerator & cleaned it off on top & down back. Washed wall behind frig. Even found some spattered on cupboard door across from frig. Shampooed carpet under frig & left it pushed out. Worked with grapes some more – finally got all cooked. Got lunch & then Dad didn’t come. Had my lunch. Washed dishes, vacuumed kitchen. Started to clean living rm. but didn’t get finished. Dad came home so got supper. Did dishes, canned rest of grape juice (12 pts. & some to have for breakfast). Cleaned up stove. Read paper, watched TV. To bed at 1:30.

Sunday, October 23, 1982: Up at 9:10. Light clouds, warm. Washed face, dressed. Had breakfast. Made bed. Paid Sales Tax & Qly Report but missed mail man. Finished clean living room, vacuumed in kitchen, hall & bath. Cleaned small bath. Got supper, did dishes. Carla called, also Linda (got my sweeper) Jim’s Mom & Paul & Jay. He got to Houston O.K. Read old papers, watched TV. To bed at 1:00.

Monday, October 24, 1982: Up at 9:00. Light sun, warm. Sprinkled off & on during day. Got breakfast, cleared table. Took shower, washed & put up hair. Made bed, wound clock. Worked x-word & dried hair. Took short nap. Baked 2 apple pies, fixed supper. After we ate, did dishes, read papers, watched TV. To bed at 12:30. Carla called in evening & talked to Nancy & Cindy this morning.

Monday, October 25, 1982: Summer Bartholomew hostess on Wheel of Fortune this week. Up at 8:30. Cloudy, warm. Sun came out after a while. Dressed, had breakfast. Made bed. Discovered smell in bedroom was from a spoiled melon in box – really made a mess. Cleaned that up & shampooed that spot on carpet but still smells. Used some of Carla’s deodorant but still smells bad. Hope it doesn’t leave a discolored spot on carpet. Washed rugs that were in that box, got mold, etc., on them. Found also that wine had leaked down into bedroom downstairs. Boy, what messes! Got lunch, did dishes. Went out & put lawn chairs, etc., into plastic bags & put out in dog kennel. Cleaned off patio. Got supper; Paula & Jim came just as we finished. Gave them some pie. Jim went down to his folks & Paula cut my hair. Then he came up & got her. I did dishes, read papers, watched TV. To bed at 1:00.

Tuesday, October 26, 1982: Up at 9:00. Cloudy, light rain, not too cold. Washed & dressed. Put up hair. Had breakfast, made bed. Scrubbed rug in pink bedroom w/clear water – spot still smells. Hope that helps. Went down & sorted clothes. Washed down wine from wall in Jay’s old room – washed up part of floor. Got lunch, did dishes. Entered ROAs in book, then started entering charges – a lot of them this month. Went down & scrubbed up some more of floor. Washed load of colored clothes, dried work clo. Got supper, cleared table, went down & scrubbed up more of floor, dried coloreds, put white load to soak. Did dishes, read paper, worked on book some more, watched TV. To bed at 1:15.

Wednesday, October 27, 1982: Up at 8:45. Sunny, cold. Warmer in afternoon. Dressed, made bed. Had breakfast. Washed load of white clothes. Scrubbed up some more of wine in Jay’s bedroom. Dried clothes in washer. Dad didn’t come for lunch. Talked to Linda. Sewed Meg’s material together for costume. Worked on books – finished entering charges. Mattie came and we tried his sheet on him – worked O.K. Got supper, did dishes. Linda came to do checks; brought my sweeper. After she left, I finished dishes, made up deposit, looked at paper, wrote up statements until I ran out of them. Watched TV. To bed at 1:15.

Thursday, October 28, 1982: Up at 8:15. Light sun, cold. Pretty nice day. Washed & dressed, made bed. Had coffee & juice. Finished getting deposits, etc., ready & went downtown. Got groc. at Super Save, went to Banks, P.W. Drug. Met Linda at Jack’s for lunch. Then to Alb. for rest of groc., Irrig. for plastic, then home about 3:00. Put away groc., then got supper. Did dishes – Linda & kids came & we fixed costumes. Ted came over & we moved refrig. back, quite a job. After they left, I finished dishes, then wrote rest of statements. Read paper a little, watched TV. To bed at 1:00.

Friday, October 29, 1982: Up at 9:00. Raining, cold. Rained all day & I think most of last night. Stopped about 10:00 tonight. Dressed, made bed. Had breakfast. Took down globes & cleaned them & light fixtures in fam. room, also above bar. Put back up. Put up Halloween lights on front porch. Finished clean in family room. Got lunch, rinsed dishes. Put away clothes, etc., on dining room table. Got supper, did dishes. Read paper, watched TV. (Put together new sweeper in A.M.) Read paper, finished drying rest of clothes in washer. To bed at 12:45.

Saturday, October 30, 1982: Up at 9:10. Cloudy, cool, not raining. Cleared up later on & was nice for trick or treaters. Dressed, finished cleaning dining room floor, made bed, vacuumed bedroom floor; also hall & bath. Vacuumed kitchen floor, then new bath & rest of dining room. Made chili for supper & got ready for trick or treaters. Didn’t have as many as usual. Matt, Meg & their bunch were next to last. Afterward cleaned up & did dishes, read old papers & watched TV. Turned some clocks back. To bed at 11:45, STD. TIME. (Think lots of people wouldn’t let their kids go very far because of Tylenol scare).

Sunday, October 31, 1982: HALLOWEEN. Up at 8:30. Sunny, cold & frost, nice day. Got breakfast, then cleared table. Read part of paper. Took shower, washed & put up hair. Jim’s Mother called just as I got out of shower. Carla came before I got my hair put up. She washed hers, too, & put it up while I dried mine & I worked x-word. We talked a while, then I got supper. Dad cooked steaks outside – were really good & tender. Carla left after supper. I did dishes, read papers, watched TV, etc. To bed at 12:30.