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.

Monday, July 25 – 1988

Temp Range: 68° – 98°

Cool & pleasant early, but got warm before noon.  Changed bed & did laundry.  Bill came in from field around 10am, fixed him an early lunch.  He went to field from 11:45 to 4:30.  I watered, made up bed, washed eggs.  Wrote checks to feedlots.  Took eggs, squash to Doska.  Helena was there. Doska going to be great grandma again (Jody). Went by Kemps – weren’t home.  Justin came over twice looking for boys.  I called Don Martins before 8am to get on bindweed.  Fixed fried chicken, fried potatoes & cabbage, jello.  Bill went out 6:45 to 9:00, I mowed before 6 & from 7pm to 8:30.  Sarah said Ralph & Joe went to Denver.  They took boys to Jeannie’s yesterday.

Thursday, September 15 – 1988

Temp Range: 62º – 74º

Was tired, but better get on the stick.  Did chores – fed 3 baby kittens.  Made out payroll & other checks.  Left a little after 9 for Hutch.  Bill wanted to see about the $400 unclaimed property Rex Cudney told him about.  Rainy but stopped by the time we got to the fair.  Bill told parking lot attendant his wife had a very sore foot so he let us park fairly close to the walk in gate.  Still about 5 blocks to the industrial building, so bill could fill out the form on unclaimed property from Derby.  Ralph & Marian each had $125 from a bank in Wichita.  I got 800 number from them.  It was cool & partly cloudy.  Looked at exhibits, ate barbecue ribs & chicken.  Not very crowded.  Shopped at Pegues.  I got bras & pants.  Bill got shirt & underwear.  Rained most of the way home.  But not here.  Called Jeannie & Joe.  Ralph was gone.

Wednesday, July 27 – 1988

Temp Range: 60° – 90°

Beautiful early – grass freshly mowed with dew on it.  Flowers, especially roses, fresh.  Did chores.  Took Joyce zucchini, yellow squash & eggs.  Joyce getting air conditioner fixed.  Went up to Ralph’s – he called from Kinsley.  Joe was putting crank shaft in his car.  Boys still at apartment.  Took them & Ralph to Kiowa Kitchen.  they were slow.  Got Ralph back for 1:30 appointment on time.  Dropped Joe & boys at apartment.  Got groceries, home before 3pm. Put groceries away.  Went by Doska’s, Helen was there & Edna dropped by.  Her sister Alva services at Fellsburg. Then they are going to have services next week in California.  Ralph, Joe & boys came by.  Ate at Pub.  They were slow too.

Monday, June 20 – 1988

Temp Range: 66° – 106°

Very hot and dry.  Quite a few still harvesting.  Harold called at 8am.  Had one load hfrs [heifers] 550 to 560 lbs load in at 69.  I called Ralph. but he didn’t return call until 11:30.  Decided to wait for market at noon.  Grains all up the limit.  Figured up Ingalvsons time $580, Baileys $475.  Took Golden Belt check 3 & 6 to town.  Mowed till 11:30, already over degrees.  Bill ran Geo’s tractor at noon.  A lot of people burning stubble & going to put in soybeans (over $9 now).  Joe’s 40th birthday.

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.