Dad has sold the steers for less than he paid two years ago. Would have broken even with 7 cents but only got 3 1/2 cents. Depressed?
A French “fortune teller” predicts depression rise in Summer 1932. Well, that would help.
Dad is getting little worry lines around his eyes, and feels pretty well “tied down.”
Hard times - bad roads - cheap merchandise - all things to tell in the future. Now “when I was a girl - “
Wow, Grandma. If you only knew how your words and stories were being told in the future!
Mrs. Tyler and four youngsters over to stay all night last night. Mose and dad went over to Ralph Springer’s.
Received a letter from Pall Audor in Hungary. He is a military student and next year will be an “officers” in the army.
The company all left today. Our Sandhill Sally rode back west with a “perfessor.”
Alice’s visit home and our venture into the Clarke Hotel are the stars of October.
Audrey and Maxine came up to stay all night. We “ganged up” and went to the show ‘n’ what “A Holy Terror.”
I love the image of Grandma and her friends tearing up the town.
Alice is coming home Saturday if it doesn’t snow or something. Gee, I’m sure tickled pink!
Grandma is excited to be reunited with her sister Alice, who has been out-of-state teaching. Also, snow in late October?! Yikes.
There is one steer that likes to chew my overall leg when I’m getting cobs. It’s all right if he doesn’t get serious.
More farm humor from Grandma! It’s very cute, like a conversation with herself and her diary audience.
My dog and I often go adventuring in the morning. He hunts bugs and I hunt rocks. We are reverting back to type.
I love picturing Grandma wandering the farm roads with a pup. Also, I want a dog!
Dad has to go to Nelson Wednesday to serve on the jury. I’d better be pretty good for a while!
All I can think of is 12 Angry Men. Even though women are completely absent from that film, it is riveting.
Mommie told me today that she heard Wm. Quale lecture once - I’m reading his book “The Uncommon Commonplace”
This is the first time Grandma has mentioned her mom since I’ve been documenting her diary! Let me tell you, my mom is all over my diary entries from my youth (just as you suspected, mom).
Have you ever read something from the Internet Archive? It’s awesome! I found “The Uncommon Commonplace” there, where you can page through it as though you’re wearing white gloves in a temperature-controlled room.