Saturday, June 25th – 1988

Temp Range: 68° – 98°

Coleen’s birthday.

Didn’t go to sleep until after 3am.  Got up about 8, did chores, started water.  Bill came in about 8:45 & wanted to go to Greenleafs at Greensburg.  We left about 9:30.   Norma came before we left with loaf of home made bread.  She had taken Doska out for breakfast.  When we got to Greanleafs, couldn’t find a soul.  We drove to west pastures, lots of grass, but no cattle.  Checked the east pasture – nothing.  2nd pasture had cattle, but not ours.  Ate at Burkes.  Home before 1pm.  Everyone gone.  Rested a little then hoed both gardens.  Gnats & flies really bad.  Bill napped.  Mary Helen called & we’re going to R. V.’s wedding.  Bill declined.  Ralph called.  I set out petunias and salvia.  Mary Helen picked me up, only 22 at wedding, but so pleased we came.  Mary Helen & I had a drink at Cedars, brought bill some cake.

Wednesday, April 20th – 1988

Temp range 43° – 76°

Up early. Burned trash. Did chores.  Saw Alice a minute, tried to see Susie R.  Thought coffee was at Harvest Inn but was at Garden Room.  Saw Ralph.  Rusty & Susan’s 88 Continental was in.  I drove it to Trail Center & back.  Navy blue with navy leather seats.  Ralph said it would give Mercedes a run for their money.  Got a few plants at Dillons.  A beautiful day.  Bill took group to Greenleaf’s to brand  99 steer that came in last eve from Montana.  Ralph called Northwest Airlines about tickets to Hattiesburg.  His plane has an oil leak.  Went home & fixed tacos.  Bill & guys ate at Greensburg.  Saw Schnoebelen, blood sugar down to 80.  New doctor coming in July.  Steak supper in Trousdale, bridge at Norman’s.

Sunday, October 9th – 1988

Temp range 43° – 74°

A beautiful day but it went sour early.  I asked Bill how he felt & he must have been talking to someone.  He has to be sick in his mind.  I can’t believe his filthy mind.  I stay home & work.  Keep the yard, garden and flowers.  Do laundry, cook, and help him with his books and checks.  I’ve never given him any reason to doubt me.  He’s determined to lie & make up stories.  It makes me sick at heart.  He came back & said he’d seen “Hoot” over in town, which I doubt.  We ate over in town & stopped to look for her.  No luck.  Stopped at Colene’s & fed kittens.  First time sun has shown in ages.  Very wet til after noon.  Looked at Wheatons Feed; he will fill our silo at $14/ton.  I worked on boska all afternoon.  Made chili.  Mowed by pool 5:45 til 7.  R.V. came & raked.  I gave him chili.  Joe called, will be out this weekend.  Has set date for April 1st.

Saturday, September 3rd – 1988

Temp range 58° – 80°

Crisp morning but got windier.  Joe came down first.  Drank coffee and took Ranni (Haynes) up some.  Guys went out on drills about 9:30 (on Holmes & s. part of section).  Ranni & Joe each at 2 eggs, bacon & toast.  Bill came in & had a roll with them.  We looked around, showed her garden & convertible.  Thought the place looked like “paradise”.  They went to look at ground & have lunch with Ralph.  I went over to town & mailed fair party card & stopped at the thrift shop.  Fixed sandwich for lunch.  Bill accused me of taking $1,000 out of his bill fold.  I never touched it.  Accused me of stepping out, etc.  I blew my stack!  Went out to clean the pool & mow.  He sent Brian up to help.  Then apologized.  Ralph, Joe & Ranni came over.  I fixed zucchini, Ralph cooked steaks.  I’d put up patio lights.  Cats got about half of a steak.  Merlene is moving.

Saturday, June 11th – 1988

Temp range 58° – 90°

Windy about all day & still windy at 11:20 P.M.  Ralph and Merlene left about 40 minutes ago.  Waiting on Greg & he finally called after 8:30.  Was in Hutch (had gotten lost) so decided to stay there.  I went out about 7am to see what I’d caught in my trap.  Liver was gone & gate shut down.  Trap was empty.  Greg called 10 til 9, was in Ft. Worth.  Mary Ann came over at 10am til noon, cleaned living room & we changed the bedding upstairs.  Fixed Bill’s lunch & I was hostess at DAR (Daughters of the American Revolution) luncheon at Harvest Inn.  Took new impatiens and pale blue robe for Doska in Great Bend.  She’d gone home.  Got groceries & Bill came in from cutting wheat with Brian.  Bill said 3,000 bushels from 1pm to 7:20.