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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.