Monday, March 21 – 1983

Temp Range: 20° – 37°

Changed bed, typed up bowling news. Marcile called. MM due today. Sure different than year ago. Mary called for ride (Arlene not bowling for 2 or 3 weeks). Mailed Lindsay birthday card (4th). Had coffee. Took eggs to Nancy, Robertta & Va. Arkie called – will do trenching & put in hot water tank. Called Ralph – Mary B wants car under 10 G’s. Fixed roast & cooked all afternoon. Made spinach noodle salad. Took some to Mary & Donna. Saw Martins – 4 of them.

Thursday, October 30 – 1986

Temp Range: 43° – 72°
Called Calvin & got figures for 125 head & sent check. Called Ralph & gave him figures on La Junta cattle & made out checks. Fixed Bill lunch, picked up Kay & Lawrence at 11:30. He had eye appt with Dr. Laullen at Dodge. Ate lunch at DJ’s. Doris came in said Lou was spending 4 weeks at Wichita moving to new office. Lawrence got prescription for med for his eyes. Kay & I shopped a little. Went by Dillons and got some things. Had a long delay for road work, got to Kinsley in time to go to Hamm & Poole Home before 6. Fixed catfish, turnips & sweet potatoes. Bill said fish was as good as any he ever ate. Worked on books for Ralph in the evening.

Tuesday, June 1 – 1982

Temp Range: 43° – 71°

Got up early in pretty good time. did chores, got ready, took SS check to the bank & news to paper about putting up curtains in Community Hall. Boyd came out to ask if we were going to Brian’s wedding. Guess Bill vetoed it. Letter & pictures from Jeannie & letter from Sharron. Drove to Hutch for dental appointment. Rock was gone to grandmother’s funeral. Susan cleaned teeth. Tried to call Shirley for lunch (wasn’t home). Went to see Ed Grimble. They haven’t got it straightened out yet, saw deer on way home. Joe & Donna came to say goodbye.

Saturday, August 27th – 1988

Temp Range: 72° –

Temp was warm in the AM – in 70’s. Wind blew in from  the north mid morning. Blew pool full of leaves & dirt. Got up at 5:15. Did chores. Over to town by 5:45. Moon starting to eclipse. Guys brought horses over. Robbie & David late but at Britton’s pasture before daylite. Bill & I  in pickup – went 2 1/2 miles north from southwest corner. Fatass was sitting on the hill (cattle spooked). Bill said “What the hell is she doing out here – she’s got no business out here. Trucks were 30 minutes late but got one loaded by 8:38 (78 head). 67 on the 2nd truck. Found 2 in the willows. Cheto roped last one. Wayne unloaded them in Lobo by 11. Guys went on home. It sprinkled. Ate at the Pub. home before 12:30. Ralph called on oil lease – 5/6 about 2,000 a month. Bill stomped out of the house – was furious! “Who the hell changed that? LaV had her name, Brian’s & Gary’s on the lease. Bill said he was to to see Roe. We went to Fred Clark’s party.

Friday, October 21st – 1988

Temp Range: 48° – 75°

Up early to get things done to leave. Edwards came about 9am. I had several calls on cattle to make. Sent checks to Gt. Bend Golden Belt. Edwards finished sweet onion semi-gloss in bedroom. Left by noon – took check & eggs to bank, ate fried chicken & left for N. Mex.  Bill got haircut at Larned early & we went to see Dr. Atwood. Mrs. Atwood had him write prescription for us temporarily. New Dr. visiting Kinsley today. Stopped at Dodge, in Clayton a little after 4:30. Bill stopped and got a 7 long oval hat & me 2 blouses (one black, one loud one!). Bill Waller took us to dinner.

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Sunday, June 26th – 1988

Temp Range: 71° – 96°

Did laundry, watered & pulled weeds.  Flies biting exceedingly bad. Ate over in town. Brian & friend from 39 miles from Hays came in to eat. (Both were at the Pub on friday) I called Mrs. Lawrence & we got 5 lbs green beans. I cooked with the new pot & ham. Really good. Rain shower went over about 6pm. Wichita got good rain – at least cooled things down.

Friday, December 30th -1988

Temp Range: 15° – 50°

Chilly but not windy.  Took hot water out. Bill was friendly.  I wanted to get dishes done. Called Joe – they were leaving about 11 for Roatan Honduras to scuba dive.  I had 10 o’ clock appt Dr. Schmidt.  Went in without much trouble. Knee getting  weaker. Right leg a little shorter.  BP 126/84.  He said that was real good. Went to Hamm & Pool for thank you cards. Got multi colored basket & potpourri – wrapped and put in Brian’s pickup for his mother. Made out checks for Chato & Bill Edwards.  Ate fried chicken over town.  Worked on checks – sent 7. Called co-op & Garfield co-op for storage & paid it. Lloyd Miller funeral at 1:30. Went to it. Chatted with Mary Blair.  Bill took Brian to Dodge to look at truck.  Gone all afternoon.  I went by Doskas a minute.  Helen C was there.  Got letter from Kay. Had fried catfish, fried potatoes, big salad.  Ralph called about feed bills. Joe bought a Valley Sprinkler.

Friday, June 10th – 1988

Temp Range: 63° – 83°

Bill came in & said he was going to see to St. John after screens for the combine.  $500 ea.  I had 10 o’clock appointment with Dr. Schmidt.  Left leg hurts from walking & working in garden, mowing, etc.  Stopped at Mary’s – 40% off tomorrow.  Got grey & yellow striped towels, yellow pants & top, black print skirt.  Stopped at Sears – $160 for deep freeze?  A couple begonia plants.  A little late – Bill fixing eggs.  I fixed some beans & turkey sandwich.  Bill amorous… Jack Metcalf came back, wants $7,000 for siding.  Geo came at 3:30 to help me mow.  Chato on ride mower.  Taco nite at the Pub for fireworks.  Clapsaddles there.  Fixed trap to catch chickens.

Tuesday, January 12th – 1988

Temp range: 21° – 38° (Back to 8° at bedtime)

Didn’t go to bed til 1:30, up a little after 8.  Bill came in about 7:45 & was resting. He wanted to visit.  Brian was off with sore throat again.  Wind came up & snow from a week ago blew roads shut.  Grader opened road just ahead of Bill going to town.  I did chores and typed up bowling scores.  I was second at 640, 30 behind first.  Roads still blowing, fixed lunch, finished up checks, W-3 & 943  IRS forms and got them in the mail.  Bill wanted to go to Lobo.  He has seven pens of cattle, I’m down to three.  Fixed catfish, fried potato, fresh broccoli & bread pudding.  Doska sent out IMHC meeting.  Surprised 10 were there.  Bartlet back on board.  Dr. Bradley had 3 calls.  He finally left & we finished early.  Home by 10pm.

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