Saturday, December 10th – 1988

Temp range: 30° – 44°

Up early to get chores done, asked Bill to go to Kinsley to get long tube for Christmas tree Mary H. gave me. Took a bath.  Mary Ann came at 9am.  I put boxes back downstairs from decorating.  Got out more stuff.  Tootie called.  Ralph’s cake is ready, so went after it.  Washed all the rugs.  Mary Ann finished at noon.  I got lunch & finished eggs.  Bill had a bank meeting at 4pm.  Art & Mabel came out.  Called Ralph’s about 4 for SS#, Eddie said he was only there about 20 minutes & went home with flu.  I talked to Jeannie about 9am.  They called from Ralph’s about 4:30.  He was very sick.  Thought they’d go into Wichita.  I mailed some stuff, did nails.  Was in bathtub & Bill came home at 5:30.  They came in with whiskey & champagne.  Had a drink & marinated herring.  They changed to go to their book party.  Ours was at Sandhills, not so many hors d’oeuvres, but very good.  Had filet mignon, and good dance music.  We danced the most in ages.

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.