Thursday, September 8th – 1988

Temp range: 63° – 90°

Warm, dry day.  Still lots of haze & smoke from Yellowstone Park fire – been going on for weeks.  Did laundry.  Washed up eggs, hoses going.  Everything dry.  Guys swathing some feed.  Fixed sliced ham (bone-in), very good.  Rec’d letter from Helen.  After lunch worked on pool about 2 hrs.  Backwashed, swept, etc. Added water.  Bill decided to have guys drill a little more sandy ground on sec.  What drilled last week not up yet.  I wrote Helen.  Called to see if Jeannie is at Larned (they came in to work on well at runway).  I started supper & took gift for Drew up to Jeannie at Ralph’s.

Monday, May 30 – 1988 (Memorial Day)

Temp Range: 66° – 87°

Still windy & humid.  About 87° outside, but winds up to 50 mph.  I didn’t go to sleep til 3:30.  Woke up at 7:00. Grudgingly made bed, took bath.  They took urn to cemetery before it was ready.  Made coffee, made 5 jars of peonies &  4 – $4 geraniums plus what was in urns.  Got back about 8:30.  Jeannie & kids were up.  Made scrambled eggs & bacon for Bill, Jeannie & me.  Kids don’t eat much.  Drew is sure a good baby.  Ralph called.  Mrs. Bryant called.  Had 7 lbs asparagus for me.  Girls decided not to help Linda.  Girls put out flags at cemetery.  I put on ham to bake.  Cooked potatoes with jackets on.  Ralph came at noon.  Had lots of fresh asparagus, fried potatoes, baked ham, fruit salad & watermelon.  Jeannie left in Ralph’s station wagon at 2:30.  Kitty had kitten north of house & abandoned it.