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1935 Eugene Crippen of Rutland
Diary of Eugene Crippen
Township: Rutland Township, Tioga County PA
Year: 1935
Transcribed by Creig Crippen
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Eugene M. Crippen lived 1880 to 1967, 
son of Ada Ann Redfield and Osmer Crippen of Rutland.
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Jan.1st 1935 - New Year's Day.About three inches of snow on the ground  this morning.About noon wind came up,blew a blizzard in PM and evening.At home keeping fires all day.

Jan.2nd 1935 - 7 below zero this morning.A beautiful day.Creig and Osmer went back to school this morning,vacation over.Zelma and Orey W. out another week account of measles in school.All of my children  had measles nine years ago.

Jan.3rd 1935 - Cold.Beautiful AM.High wind in PM and night. Went to Mansfield with mail in morning,back at noon.Went to see about  getting on relief.

Jan.4th 1935 - 6 below this morning.Pleasant but very cold all day. Worked for A.E.Benson in PM.

Jan.5th 1935 - 2 below.Pleasant,not so cold.Boys cut wood.I worked in  house all day.

Jan.6th 1935 - Warmer.Rained a little.Zelma and Orey W.went to S.S.

Jan.7th 1935 - Warm.Pleasant.Beautiful AM,cloudy PM.Went with Armstrong as  far as Rush's,where stopped and visited till they came back from Elmira.Rush is my Uncle who will be 90 years old next Aug.

Jan.8th 1935 - Warm,cloudy,foggy in AM.Rained in PM.At home all day, washed.

Jan.9th 1935 - Rained all day.Did a little about the house.

Jan.10th 1935 - Warm,cloudy,towards night colder.Ironed.Palmer,the relief  man,called.Went on relief rolls.

Jan.11th 1935 - Cold,snowy.At home all day.

Jan.12th 1935 - Still cold and snowy.Cleared in late PM.Had John Benson's  team and drew two loads of wood in the PM.

Jan.13th 1935 - Cold and blustry.At home all day.

Jan.14th 1935 - Very cold and dry.Worked in house.

Jan.15th 1935 - Very cold and windy.Home all day.

Jan.16th 1935 - A little warmer.In morning,Jack Woodworth and I went to school house to see what repairs were needed.Later washed clothes Windy night.

Jan.17th 1935 - Very cold and blustry.Worked about house,drying clothes  and ironing.My first relief check came.

Jan.18th 1935 - Cold,blustry AM.Ironed all day.School meeting in evening.

Jan.19th 1935 - Quite cold,but still.Worked for Archie Benson in PM.

Jan.20th 1935 - Warm,rainy.At home all day.Ironed and put up curtains.   Down to store in evening.Zelma and Orey W.went to S.S.

Jan.21st 1935 - Rained nearly all day.Worked in house all day.Osmer and I went to store in evening.

Jan.22nd 1935 - Still cold.Washed in AM. Worked for A.E.Benson in PM.

Jan.23rd 1935 - Cold morning.Grew colder all day.In PM snow and wind.Cut  wood at home in AM.In PM worked for A.E.Benson.

Jan.24th 1935 - 16 below zero this morning.At home all day,trying to keep warm.

Jan.25th 1935 - 6 below.At home cut a little wood.

Jan.26th 1935 - About zero this morning.Cut wood at home.

Jan.27th 1935 - 18 below zero this morning.Pleasant,but only a little above zero all day.Too cold for church and S.S.Vivian and Mr.and  Mrs.Taylor called a few minutes in PM.Gave them 4 bushels of   potatoes.

Jan.28th 1935 - 18 below this morning.At home all day,wrote letters.

Jan.29th  1935 - 6 below this morning.At home.Cut a little wood.Archie  Benson came,wanted I should help him cut ice tomorrow.

Jan.30th 1935 - 6 below this morning.Helped A.E.Benson cut ice in PM.Mark   and Lee McClure worked with us.

Jan.31st 1935 - 8 below this morning.A beautiful day.Cut ice again in PM.

Feb.1st 1935 - 12 below this morning.Beautiful day,warmer at night.Cut ice and packed ice in PM.

Feb.2nd 1935 - Warmer.24 above this morning.Pleasant day,cloudy and windy  at night.Worked in ice again today,all day.

 Feb.3rd 1935 - Warmer.Only partly cloudy.Bad pains in my eyes all AM.Boys got breakfast.I ironed in PM.

 Feb.4th 1935 - Colder.Snowy morning,pleasant PM.Worked on road in relief  gang.

 Feb.5th 1935 - Cold,only 6 above.Snowed a little all day.Worked on relief gang.

 Feb.6th 1935 - 30 below this morning.10 below at 10:00.Stayed at home, cleaned pantry.

Feb.7th 1935 - 24 below this morning.Didn't work on road.Cleaned bedroom.

Feb.8th 1935 - Warmer.20 above.Snowed a little in AM.Went to work,but no work.Stormy.Washed at home.

Feb.9th 1935 - Warm.Cloudy.But snow didn't go.Creig and I cut wood in AM. In PM Creig put up aerial for small radio that Orey E.gave him and I ironed.Asa Bement and Wayne called in evening.

Feb.10th 1935 - Cold and cloudy all day.

Feb.11th 1935 - Cold and snowy all day.Worked on road with relief gang.

Feb.12th 1935 -  14 below this morning,but warmed up soon,a beautiful day.

Feb.13th 1935 - Warmer,but cloudy all day.Worked on road.Calf born this PM. Amos Sargeant,who owns the place where we live,died this morning. Norm Williams called in evening.

Feb.14th 1935 - Cloudy,rained a little in PM.Worked on road all day.

Feb.15th 1935 - Rainy AM.Partly pleasant PM.Went to Sargeant funeral at  11:00 AM.Washed and mended clothing.

Feb.16th 1935 - Cloudy,rainy all day.Washed.The boys cut wood.Zelma washed windows.I sewed in evening.

Feb.17th 1935 - Colder,snowy AM.Zelma and Orey went to S.S.Creig and I about sick.

Feb.18th 1935 - Cold and snowy.Sick,worked three hours.Creig home sick.  Relief man called late PM.

Feb.19th 1935 - Cold,snowy.Worked all day on road.

Feb.20th 1935 - Cold.Several snow storms.Worked on road all day.

Feb.21st 1935 - Cold morning.Pleasant AM.In PM warmer,cloudy.Worked all  day.Orey W.sick in evening.

Feb.22nd 1935 - Cold cloudy.Snowed in evening.Worked all day on road.  Orey W.better,went to school.

Feb.23rd 1935 - Between 8 & 10 inches of snow this morning.The boys cut wood.Zelma about sick with cold.I washed and worked with a sick   cow.Edward Russell,president of the Mansfield Cemetery Assoc. called in late PM to talk about my taking job as caretaker of   Mansfield cemetery.All in doubt yet.

Feb.24th 1935 - Warmer.Snow melted.Ironed and fussed with cow.Went over and got John Benson in late PM.

Feb.25th 1935 - Warm,rainy.Rained in evening.Worked on road all day.Cow  better.

Feb.26th 1935 - Colder,cold north wind.Snowed in evening,wind northeast. Worked on road.School meeting in evening at Georgia Cook's.Tom White's funeral today.

Feb.27th 1935 - Cold.Worked on road in AM.In PM cut wood.

Feb.28th 1935 - Zero this morning.Worked on road all day.

Mar.1st 1935 - Warmer,cloudy.Worked on road all day.Last day.

Mar.2nd 1935 - Warm,cloudy.Cut wood in AM.In PM washed.

Mar.3rd 1935 - Warm,mostly cloudy.Creig went for walk.Zelma and Orey W.  went to Sunday School.

Mar.4th 1935 - Warm,windy,cloudy,rainy.Washed,ironed,cleaned floor.Children all in school.

Mar.5th 1935 - Not cold,but cloudy.Rained several times.Finished ironing.

Mar.6th 1935 - Warmer,partly clear.A spring day.Got John's team and drawed a load of wood in AM.In PM cut wood.Saw wild geese going north, the first this season.

Mar.7th 1935 - Cooler.Snowed nearly all day.Worked in house,cleaning cupboards,etc.

Mar.8th 1935 - Cold,pleasant most of day.Sewed in AM.In PM planted a few  tomato  and cabbage seeds in pans in the kitchen.

Mar.9th 1935 - 6 below zero this morning.Beautiful day,but cold east wind. Washed in AM.

Mar.10th 1935 - Warm and rainy.John Benson called in evening to get me to  open a grave in cemetery.The cemetery caretaker has resigned.John  is President on the Cemetery Assoc.

Mar.11th 1935 - Warm,foggy and cloudy.Rained in evening.Worked in cemetery,on Will Walker grave.

Mar.12th 1935 - Colder.Walker funeral,worked in cemetery all day.Creig home to help.

Mar.13th 1935 - Snowy.About sick with headache.John Benson,President of Cemetery Assoc.,told me I had been appointed caretaker of cemetery  for one year beginning Monday March 11 1935.

Mar.14th 1935 - Snowy.Went up in cemetery and over to John's.Talked about  work to be done in cemetery.

Mar.15th 1935 - Snowy morning,cleared mid AM,warmer.Got Benson's team,drew  a load of wood then worked a little in cemetery.

Mar.16th 1935 - Warm.Real spring day,pleasant.Washed in AM.Worked on main  drive in cemetery in PM.'

Mar.17th 1935 - A very strong wind,grew colder all day.Cleaned cupboard  and ironed.

Mar.18th 1935 - Cold morning,8 above.Cool all day,warmer at night.Worked in cemetery.Ross Soper and Ed Russell came up in cemetery.

Mar.19th 1935 - Wind southwest.Cloudy,cool AM.Began to rain and snow about noon.Marian Smith stayed over night with Zelma.

Mar.20th 1935 -Warm southwest wind,pleasant.Worked in cemetery all day.

Mar.21st 1935 - Rained early morning.Warm west wind all day,hazy,partly cloudy.Worked in cemetery all day on drives.The haze caused by  a western dust storm.

Mar.22nd 1935 - Cooler but pleasant.Worked in cemetery all day.

Mar.23rd 1935 - Warm,cloudy,rainy,rained several times.Worked in cemetery  in AM.Creig cut wood till it rained.Zelma washed.In PM boys and I drew a load of wood,then we all worked in cemetery.Creig went down to his mother's in the evening.

Mar.24th 1935 - A little cooler,pleasant. Zelma and Orey W.went to Sunday School.Creig and Osmer went for a hike.I ironed.

Mar.25th 1935 - Cool,cloudy till PM.Worked in cemetery all day.Roy James  told me they wanted to get me to look after the Mansfield cemetery,I may hear more.

Mar.26th 1935 - Beautiful day,but cold wind.Worked in cemetery all day.

Mar.27th 1935 - Warmer.Beautiful day.Orey E.stopped over in cemeteryabout noon and came to the house,had lunch with me.We had a good  visit.

Mar.28th 1935 - Rained until  mid afternoon.Then cleared,was pleasant. I washed and built a dirt cart using the front wheels from an automobile.The cart to wheel grading material from place to place  in the cemetery.

Mar.29th 1935 - Colder,cloudy.Worked in cemetery.

Mar.30th 1935 - Rain and snow in morning.Cleared up so Osmer and I worked  in the cemetery in PM,while Creig cut wood.

Mar.31st 1935 - Cloudy,cold all day.Rained a little in AM.Ironed and  painted cart.Zelma and Orey W.went to S.S.Orey went to Wilcox's,not home till night.Creig went for walk in AM.

Apr.1st 1935 - Cloudy AM.Rained all PM.Went to Mansfield om school bus in  morning,bus late.Home at noon,rode with Mark McClure and his wife. Worked about 2 hours in cemetery.Harry Brace and two daughters  called in late PM,to get me to open a grave for Mrs.Brace.Washed  in evening.

Apr.2nd 1935 - Cloudy,cold wind.Worked on grave all day.

Apr.3rd 1935 - Cold wind,beautiful PM.Brace funeral.

Apr.4th 1935 - Cold morning,fine day.Worked all day cleaning up lots and laying out new lots.

Apr.5th 1935 - Cold,misty.Rained in PM.Turned to snow in late PM.Worked in cemetery all day.

Apr.6th 1935 - Cold east wind.About an inch of snow on ground in morning,  nearly all gone by night.Washed,ironed and worked about house.

Apr.7th 1935 - Pleasant,cold east wind.Ironed in AM.In PM began work on  Ella Soper's grave.Zelma and Orey went to church and S.S.

Apr.8th 1935 - Snowed hard all day.Worked on Soper grave all day.

Apr.9th 1935 - Snowed all day.Soper funeral.

Apr.10th 1935 - Wind still in east and northeast,cloudy.Worked in  Armstrong's store.

Apr.11th 1935 - East wind.Cold.Pleasant part of day.Worked in store all day and evening.

Apr.12th 1935 - Wind in east.Rained and snowed all day and evening.Worked  in Armstrong's store all day.

Apr.13th 1935 - East wind.Rain and snow in turns all day.Worked for Armstrong in store all day.

Apr.14th 1935 - Wind changed in PM and cleared up just before the sun went down.Beautiful moonlight evening.Worked in store in AM,and washed in PM.

Apr.15th 1935 - Cold morning,wind in west,cloudy.Began raining about 10:30 AM.Worked in cemetery in AM. Cold PM and evening.

Apr.16th 1935 - Very cold morning for April.About noon began snowing.High wind and snow all PM and evening,regular blizzard.Ironed and cut wood.

Apr.17th 1935 - Cold.About six inches of snow in places,several feet in others.Worked about house all day.Washed in late PM.Went down to Wilcox's in evening to pay Sargeant taxes.Creig and Osmer went with me.

Apr.18th 1935 - Cold.Cloudy AM,but pleasant PM.Finished the washing in AM. In PM  worked in cemetery.Creig and Osmer home at noon for Easter  vacation.Dug some trees for cemetery after supper.

Apr.19th 1935 - Pleasant,beautiful day,comfortably warm.The first warm pleasant day this month.Creig Osmer and I worked in cemetery all day.The east Rutland schoolboys went to Columbia X Roads to play ball and won 21 to 1.

Apr.20th 1935 - A warm pleasant day.Osmer and I worked in the cemetery all day.Creig spaded garden.Zelma did work in the house.

Apr.21st 1935 - EASTER SUNDAY - Partly cloudy,cold wind.Zelma and Orey W. went to S.S.Osmer and Orey went to play ball in PM.Creig,Zelma and I went for a walk.

Apr.22nd 1935 -Cloudy,cold,misty.Osmer and I worked in the cemetery in AM, while Creig planted garden.In PM we all went to Bodefeld's tax sale.

 Apr.23rd 1935 - Partly pleasant.Went to Mansfield in AM with mail car. Worked in cemetery in PM.Osmer back in school today after Easter vacation,Creig sick with grip.

Apr.24th 1935 - Cool  wind.Creig still sick.Worked in cemetery all day. Found our calf dead this morning.She was a pretty calf. Orey had brushed her every day till she almost shone. She was two months and a half old,fat and growing fine.It is discouraging trying to  have anything. Our cow is poor and lame,worth nothing. The children's  mother still lives with old man Wilcox an old ----- master.

Apr 25th 1935 - Pleasant day,but cold northeast wind.Worked in cemetery all day.Creig better but not able to go to school.

Apr.26th 1935 - Pleasant.Cold morning.Worked in cemetery.

Apr.27th 1935 - Beautiful day.Warm.Osmer and I worked in cemetery.Creig cut wood.Zelma and Orey W.cleaned pantry.

Apr.28th 1935 - Pleasant but high wind.Warm.Rained a little in night  between Sat & Sun.Zelma and Orey W.went to AM.I washed and  ironed boy's shirts.In PM set out a dozen cabbage plants.Creig went for a walk and Osmer played ball in PM.

Apr.29th 1935 - Pleasant,warm, windy.Rained in evening.Worked in cemetery. Orey W.went home with a school mate to spend the night,Merrill Holton. Zelma went home with a Smith girl to spend the night.

Apr.30th 1935 - Rainy AM.Windy PM.High wind all night.Washed.Went to school  meeting in evening at Jack Woodworth's.Jack,Billie Sweeley and myself only ones present.

May 1st 1935 - Cold.High wind all day.Wind went down with the sun at night, then warmer.Worked in cemetery in PM.Our local schools were out for the summer vacation at noon today.Zelma completed 8th grade and will take the test for High School entrance next week.Orey W.completed 5th grade and will enter 6th grade next fall.

May 2nd 1935 - Cold,cloudy AM.Rained most all PM.Worked in cemetery in AM  did first mowing in 1935.In PM sowed a little grass seed,then the rain. Zelma had tooth ache in evening.

May 3rd 1935 - Cold rain nearly all day.Cleaned store room.

May 4th 1935 - Cloudy,cold.Washed in AM.Osmer and I worked in Cemetery in  PM.

May 5th 1935 - Cold and rainy all day.Florence came up for the day.First time have seen her since last fall.

May 6th 1935 - Cloudy AM.Rained all PM and evening.Worked in cemetery in AM Cut a little wood after supper.

May 7th 1935 - Rained all night Mon.night and nearly all day today.Zelma went to Mainesburg to take 8th grade test.Passed with a score of 231 points out of a possible 266.

May 8th 1935 - A fine day.Worked in the cemetery,mowing.Royal Sargeant came,he looks after the place since the old man died.Rented place for  the year.Orey E.called in PM.Stayed for only a short time for a visit.

May 9th 1935 - Pleasant,warm AM.Cloudy PM,rained in evening.Worked in  cemetery all day.

May 10th 1935 - Partly clear,coolwind.Worked in cemetery .Zelma cut finger in door in AM.Orey W.ran nearly all the way to the cemetery to get Daddy for Zelma.

May 11th 1935 - Pleasant,but cold W and NW wind.Mowed in cemetery all day. Creig worked in house,Osmer helped me in AM.In PM boys went to ball game and Zelma went up in the cemetery with me.Washed in evening.

May 12th 1935 - Cloudy AM.Partly pleasant PM.Cool wind.Ironed in AM.Went toball game in PM.Zelma went to S.S.

May 13th 1935 - Pleasant AM.Cold cloudy PM.Rained in evening.Worked in cemetery.Had a "run in" with cemetery secretary,Belle Sweeley.

May 14th 1935 - Partly pleasant.Cold wind.Worked in cemetery.Orey W.with me  in AM.

May 15th 1935 - Cold sky,full of light clouds.Sowed oats for John Benson in AM.In PM worked in cemetery.Wrote chain letter in evening.

May 16th 1935 - Cold morning,30 above.Sowed oats for John again in AM.At  noon went to Leon Reynolds for my pay on cemetery job.Had dinner at Reynolds.Worked in cemetery in PM.Orey W.and Zelma with me.

May 17th 1935 - Cold wind.Cloudy PM.Worked in cemetery.

May 18th 1935 - Cold and windy.Boys and I worked in cemetery.Osmer,Zelma and Orey W.went to show in evening in M.E.Church.

May 19th 1935 - Cool,pleasant.Washed and wrote letters. Zelma went to S.S. in AM.Orey W.went to Elmira with his mother.Creig,Osmer and Zelma went to ball game in PM.

May 20th 1935 - Pleasant day.Worked in cemetery all day.

May 21st 1935 - Pleasant,cold.Worked in cemetery.

May 22nd 1935 - Pleasant AM.Cloudy PM.Cold wind all day.Worked in cemetery.

May 23rd 1935 - Partly cloudy.Cold.Worked in cemetery.

May 24th 1935 - Cold morning.Worked in cemetery all day.

May 25th 1935 - A frost,but not so cold this morning.Osmer and I worked in cemetery part of day.Planted some garden.

May 26th 1935 - The first real warm day,everything very backward.Washed and loafed.Zelma and Orey went to AM.Creig and Osmer went for a tramp through the woods.

May 27th 1935 - Quite warm.Worked in cemetery.Planted garden after supper.  Zelma and Orey went to Elmira with Wilcox's.

May 28th 1935 - Cold morning.Warm day.Worked in cemetery.Florence came to  cemetery in PM.Plowed garden.

May 29th 1935 - Warmer.Worked in cemetery most of day.Royal Sargeant called about noon.

May 30th 1935 - Memorial Day. A beautiful day.Orey W. and I worked in garden and about the house all day.Zelma had toothache most of day. Creig and Osmer's school out today at noon.They went to Job's Corners  to play ball in PM.

May 31st 1935 - Pleasant AM.A shower in PM.Creig worked in cemetery,Osmer in garden.I worked with Osmer in AM.In PM helped John Benson plant  potatoes.While I was away,Orey W.picked up what of his clothes he could find and left a note saying he had gone to live with his mother.

Jun.1st 1935 - Zelma and I went to Mansfield with the mail this morning and she had her tooth out.I worked in the cemetery with Creig this PM.

Jun.2nd 1935 - Cold morning.Fine day.Washed a little.Loafed more.Had our first picnic under the old beech tree(first for 1935).

Jun.3rd 1935 - Warmer.Partly cloudy.Threatened rain.Creig worked in  cemetery and Osmer in garden.I helped Osmer and built gate so could  take cow to creek.Went down town on school business in evening.Anna's  birthday.

Jun.4th 1935 - Rained in morning.Cloudy all day.Worked in cemetery in PM.Creig and Osmer went fishing in AM.Went to school meeting in evening at the home of Georgia Cook.

Jun.5th 1935 - Beautiful AM.Clouded up in PM.Had sick headache,did but little.Creig worked in cemetery.Osmer planted potatoes.

Jun.6th 1935 - Fine day.Headache still hanging about.Zelma about sick. Finished planting potatoes.Creig and Osmer worked in cemetery.Orey W.came for some of his clothes.

Jun.7th 1935 - Pleasant windy AM.Rained in evening.Washed in PM.

Jun.8th 1935 - Cloudy.Helped John Benson shingle.Boys worked in cemetery.

Jun.9th 1935 - Zelma went to S.S.I was sick all day.

Jun.10th 1935 - Clear day.Cold wind.Began painting John Benson's house  but didn't feel like working.

Jun.11th 1935 - Painted again,but didn't feel so well.

Jun.12th 1935 - Fine day.Too sick to go to work.John B.took me to Mansfield  to Dr.Vincent in PM. Dr.said my liver caused most of my trouble,gave me a lot of dope, now we will see. Creig hoed garden in AM,while Osmer worked in cemetery.In PM both boys went to work on a ball field back of schoolhouse.

Jun.13th 1935 - Fine day.Went to work again at noon.Boys worked in  cemetery.

Jun.14th 11935 - Beautiful day,except windy.Worked today but not feeling  well.Throat and chest sore.

Jun.15 1935 - A good day.Painted all day.Feeling a little better.Boys worked in cemetery.

Jun.16th 1935 - A beautiful day.Home all day.Did little.The boys went toGillitt  in PM to a ballgame.Zelma went to AM. Mrs.Mertie Frost Mrs.Doty and little Costley girl called in PM.

Jun.17th 1935 - Cloudy most all day.Rained a little in late PM.We need rain bad.We all worked in cemetery in AM.In PM I painted blinds at John Benson's.Set cabbage after supper.

Jun.18th 1935 - Cloudy,misty all day.Long steady shower in evening.Worked in cemetery till about 4 PM,when mower broke.Osmer worked with me.Came home,built rabbit pens.Creig and Zelma went to Mansfield in AM.Creig  hoed garden in PM.

Jun.19th 1935 - Cloudy,low sky.In evening rained hard.We washed in AM.In PM  I went up to Leon Reynolds to see about pay for cemetery work.Boys went hunting woodchucks.Zelma went to church to practice for children's day.

Jun.20th 1935 - Cloudy,cooler.Rained in evening.Osmer and I went to Mansfield in AM.Got new lawnmower.We all worked in cemetery in PM.Wrote Florence in evening.

Jun.21st 1935 - Rained off and on all day.Worked in cemetery between showers.Creig and Osmer went to practice baseball.Creig got hit on the head with a bat.Cut quite a hole in the side of his head.

Jun.22nd 1935 - Rainy most of day.Washed a little.Worked in cemetery a little.

Jun.23rd 1935 - Cool,partly cloudy.Loafed all day.Zelma went to AM. I went with Zelma to children's day in evening.

Jun.24th 1935 - Pleasant,cool AM.Rained most of PM.Painted on Benson's house in AM.Painted blinds in PM.

Jun.25th 1935 - Beautiful day.Painted all day.

Jun.26th 1935 - Beautiful day,painted.Stopped painting for about an hour in PM and sowed a small piece of millet for John.Mack,our dog,died this   evening.The boys got him when he was a pup and had him for five years. We will miss old Mack.

Jun.27th 1935 - Fine morning.Rained a little about noon.Patched roof and painted a little at Benson's in AM.In PM ironed,fixed well platform.Early in morning buried good old Mack.A friend to all of us,but no friend to strangers.

Jun.28th 1935 - Quite warm day.Painted all day.

Jun.29th 1935 - Warm day.Rained a little in evening.Painted on henhouse all day.Finished house yesterday.

Jun.30th 1935 - A beautiful day.Zelma went to S.S. in AM.Osmer played ball  in PM.Had supper under the old beech tree.Our first green peas of the season.

Jul.1st 1935 - Fine day.Painted and tinkered for Benson.School meeting in evening.

Jul.2nd 1935 - Beautiful day.Hot.Worked in cemetery in AM.Hoed in garden and washed in PM.Creig went to Reynolds for cemetery pay,got only $5.20  Both boys worked in cemetery in PM.Boys went down to Wilcox's in evening to see their mother.

Jul.3rd 1935 - Pleasant,windy.Helped Charlie Hill work on Benson's barn roof all day.Boys played ball in evening.

Jul.4th 1935 - Real warm.Rained early AM,then pleasant.In PM Creig and I hung hay fork for John Benson.Had supper and fire works under the old beech tree.

Jul.5th 1935 - Hot day.Orey W.home most all day.He and other boys went  fishing in AM.I worked in store for Armstrong,he away for two or three days.

Jul.6th 1935 - Very hot.Worked in store all day.Orey W.home again most of day.Creig and Osmer worked in cemetery in AM.

Jul.7th 1935 - Hot day.Zelma went to S.S.Worked in store all day.Armstrong home at night.

Jul.8th 1935 - Cloudy.Began raining about 10 AM,rained all remainder of day.Worked in cemetery till it rained.

Jul.9th 1935 - Rained all day.Cleaned cupboard.

Jul.10th 1935 - Rained most of AM.Hot in PM.In AM pulled early peas and set in cabbage.In PM Creig and I worked in cemetery.Orey W.home for supper.

Jul.11th 1935 - Very hot.Washed,cleaned house,hoed garden.Creig and Osmer worked in cemetery.

Jul.12th 1935 - Hot till evening,then shower.Still warm.Hoed garden in AM.Worked in cemetery with Osmer in PM.Creig worked for John Benson,drawing hay.Box from Vivian came today.

Jul.13th 1935 - Warm,windy.Worked in cemetery in AM.Hoed potatoes in PM.Boys with me in AM.Osmer played ball in PM.Creig worked for Benson.Orey W.up for PM and supper.

Jul.14th 1935 - Fine day.No church or S.S.,church repairs.Orey W.home inAM.Children all went to ballgame in PM.Supper down at arch.

Jul.15th 1935 -Pleasant AM.Several light showers in PM.Worked in cemetery in AM.Osmer and I hoed potatoes and corn between showers in PM.Boys went down to Wilcox's in evening.

Jul.16th 1935 - Warm day.Worked in cemetery.Creig worked for John Benson.

Jul.17th 1935 - Hot day.Worked for Armstrong,putting roof on house.Creig worked for Benson.Osmer mowed in cemetery.We were weighed this morning. Osmer 134, Creig 132, Daddy 124.

Jul.18th 1935 - Very hot.Helped Charlie Hill patch roof in AM.Worked in cemetery in PM.Creig worked for Benson.Osmer worked in cemetery all day.Orey W.home in evening.He and Osmer slept in their shack.

Jul.19th 1935 - Very hot.Shower about five PM.Worked for Armstrong on Will's house roof etc.Creig worked for Benson.Osmer cut Mary Benson's lawn and worked in cemetery.

Jul.20th 1935- Very hot.Worked for Armstrong in AM.In PM cleaned toilet at home and washed.Osmer worked in cemetery.Creig at Benson's.This is Creig's 17th birthday.

Jul.21st 1935 - Hot all day.Ironed and washed pants in AM.In PM read and loafed.Had dinner under the big tree.Osmer went to play ball in PM and Zelma went down to Rouse's.

Jul.22nd 1935 - Hot.Rained a little several times.Finished hoing potatoes  and beans in AM.In PM worked in cemetery.Osmer with me in AM.In PM he  went up to Leon Reynolds to get our pay for cemetery work. Reynolds is treasurer of Cemetery Assoc. Creig worked for Benson. Had school meeting in evening. Auditor found a shortage which he traced back to the 1933-34 treasurer,who is dead.

Jul.23rd 1935 - Weather about the same as yesterday.Worked in the cemetery with Osmer.Creig tired and lame,at home all day. Benson finished haying on his home farm yesterday.Another school meeting in evening.

Jul.24th 1935 - Cloudy,hot.Worked in cemetery.Washed in evening.

Jul.25th 1935 - Rainy,hot.Worked in cemetery.School meeting in evening. County Supt.Marvin present.We settled the audit.Orey W.home.He and Osmer slept in the shack.

Jul.26th 1935 - A beautiful day.Worked in the cemetery all day.In evening mowed lawn.Boys played ball in evening.

Jul.27th 1935 - A beautiful day.Washed in AM.In PM Osmer and I worked in cemetery.Creig and Zelma went to Elmira to the Watson reunion.Mrs.Leda Wilcox took them.Vivian and a girl friend of hers,Katie Spencer,came home with them to spend the weekend. .Vivian works for a Mrs.Treat, 401 N.Main St.Elmira,N.Y.,at house work.

Jul.28th 1935 - Pleasant AM.Rained a little about 1:30 PM.Girls went toS.S.Had dinner down by the boy's shack.All the young folks went for a walk in evening.

Jul.29th 1935 - Cloudy,cool.Worked on Armstrong house all day.Creig worked for Benson.Osmer wheeled old shingles from Armstrong's for kindling inAM.In PM worked in cemetery.Creig got his first radio to working.Orey E.gave him an old one and he fixed it up.The girls,Vivian and Katie,went home this morning.

Jul.30th 1935 - Pleasant,warm.Worked on Armstrong house,finished roof.Creig worked for Benson all day.

Jul.31st 1935 - Rained in morning.Worked in cemetery all day.Creig worked for Benson.Osmer worked with me.

Aug.1st 1935 - Very heavy storm about 2 PM.Took the shingles off part of John Benson's barn roof.Worked for Armstrong fixing Albert's garage until the storm.Creig worked for Benson and Osmer mowed in cemetery.

Aug.2nd 1935 - Cloudy,rained a little in PM.Worked on Benson's barn shingling.Repairing damage from yesterday's storm.Creig helped Benson finish haying.Osmer worked in cemetery.

Aug.3rd 1935 - Cloudy,rainy AM.Pleasant,hot PM. Worked in cemetery in AM..Washed,then worked for D.E.Watson in PM on house.Today is Uncle Rush Crippen's 90th birthday. They are having a party for him at his son's home in Big Flats,N.Y. I wanted to go but had no way to get there. They have taken the bus from our road to Elmira.

Aug.4th 1935 - Beautiful day.At home all day,loafing.Mrs.Mertie Frost and Mrs.Mertie Doty called in PM.

Aug.5th 1935 - Cooler,windy.Worked for Benson.Painted cupolas on barn roof and garage.Osmer worked in cemetery.Went to school meeting in evening, not enough present for meeting.

Aug.6th 1935 - Warm.Beautiful day.Rain in evening.Finished painting job at Benson's.Osmer worked in cemetery.Creig went blackberrying.

Aug.7th 1935 - Rainy.Worked in cemetery most all day.Helped Benson get list of those interested in cemetery in AM. In PM boys and I measured school  house.

Aug.8th 1935 - Cloudy.Canned peas,washed ,ironed then worked in cemetery from 3 PM till 5.Osmer worked in cemetery.Creig went blackberrying.

Aug.9th 1935 - Cloudy.Worked in cemetery all day.

Aug.10th 1935 - Cloudy till evening,then rained.Worked for D.Watson on house,10 hours.

Aug.11th 1935 - Pleasant day.Florence here for dinner.Zelma went to S.S. In PM Osmer and Zelma went to ball game.Creig and I went with Florence over to Uncle Rush's near Mosherville,Pa. On way home stopped at Dee Stevens' to see Orey W.

Aug 12th 1935 - Fine day.Worked for Armstrong.After work re-roofed our west porch.My brother Orey E.called in evening.Osmer worked in cemetery in   PM.Creig went blackberrying.

Aug.13th 1935 - Very hot.Osmer and I worked in cemetery in AM.Had heavy  shower about noon,rained again at night.Orey E.came up in cemetery about 2:30 and we visited all PM.Creig and Osmer went berrying.

Aug.14th 1935 - Rainy AM,pleasant PM.We cleaned cellar in AM.Boys went berrying and I worked in cemetery in PM.Canned berries after supper.

Aug.15th 1935 - Hot day. Put ridge roll on John Benson's garage and woodshed in AM.In PM worked in cemetery.Boys went berrying.Canned berries after supper.

Aug.16th 1935 - Very hot AM.Beginning soon after 2 PM,heavy rain.Worked in cemetery in AM and until  rain in PM. Creig worked with me and Osmer went berrying.We all got wet.In evening Zelma and I called on Orey E.'s folks at Mertie Frost's.Their baby,Ada Ann is sick.

Aug.17th 1935 - Wet cloudy AM.Hot PM.Washed in AM.Osmer and I worked in cemetery in PM. Creig cut lawn for Mrs.Frost in AM and our lawn in PM.Creig shaved for the first time today.

Aug.18th 1935 - Pleasant day.Zelma went to S.S. in AM.We all went to ball game in PM.

Aug.19th 1935  - Hot.Partly cloudy.Worked in cemetery all day.Osmer first shave today. Zelma a little under the weather today.

Aug. 20th 1935 - Hot.Cloudy.Osmer and I worked in cemetery today.Creig helped Zelma.My mother would be 81 today if she were alive.She has been dead 12 years.After supper washed.

Aug.21st 1935 - Pleasant and hot.Worked in cemetery in AM.In PM ironed,canned berries,made a cake and fixed fence.Billie Sweeley's cow got into our garden last night.Creig picked berries.In PM Osmer went to a ball game at Job's Corners.

Aug.22nd 1935 - Cooler.Worked in cemetery in AM and in PM till about 2:30, then Osmer and I went berrying.Creig cut lawn at home,took up some old fence etc.Orey E came up to cemetery in AM. He and family have been spending vacation at his mother-in-law's, Mrs.Mertie Frost,here in Roseville.

Aug.23rd 1935 - Cool morning,beautiful day.Creig, Osmer and I went up to the old Crippen farm,blackberrying. Got about 24 qts,our pails full. Osmer wants to move up there,buy the place. It is owned by the Baltimore Land Bank and is for sale
Aug.24th 1935 - Cold morning.Beautiful day.Canned berries,washed,worked about house all day.Boys did odd jobs.

Aug.25th 1935 - Beautiful day.Zelma went to S.S. Osmer and Zelma went to ball game in PM.

Aug.26th 1935 - Warmer.Cloudy.Hot PM.Worked with Fred White painting inside of Rutland Township school buiding.Boys worked in cemetery.I went to school meeting in evening.

Aug.27th 1935 - Cloudy.Rained in PM.Worked on school house all day.

Aug.28th 1935 - Cool.Cloudy most of day.Worked on school all day.Zelma went to Mansfield with S.S.class for picnic.Creig and Osmer went toMansfield on milk truck.Got hair cut,Osmer got shoes.

Aug.29th 1935 - Cool,almost a frost.Worked on schoolhouse.

Aug.30th 1935 - Cloudy.Rained about 4 PM for an hour or more.Creig,Osmer and I went to Elmira early in morning with William Sweeley,who works  in Elmira,and reached home about 4 PM.Called on the Bements,the children's grandparents,and on Vivian,who works at 401 N.Main St.

Aug.31st 1935 - Beautiful day.A little cool.Worked on school house in AM.

Sep.1st 1935 - Beautiful day.Zelma went to S.S.Osmer went to Elmira with  the ball team.

Sep.2nd 1935 - Cloudy AM.Cleared in PM.Worked on school house.Creig and Osmer began school at Mansfield Senior High. Creig entering the senior class and Osmer the Junior class.

Sep.3rd 1935 - Cloudy.Rainy PM.Finished school house.Tess Gould and Carrie Brown finished papering boro building.Orey W.came home.

Sep.4th 1935 - Rained all day.Orey W.started school in the 6th grade. Papered the ceiling of my bedroom.

Sep.5th 1935 - Cloudy AM,warm.Worked in cemetery in AM.Washed and picked berries in PM.

Sep.6th 1935 - Cloudy AM.Pleasant PM.Cool night.Washed and did house work.

Sep.7th 1935 - Beautiful day.Ironed and canned beans.Orey W.spent Aug.with  Dee Stevens.

Sep.8th 1935 - Fine day.Shelled and canned beans.The boys took body of old car apart.Zelma went to AM.

Sep.9th  1935 - Rained nearly all night last night and all day today.Zelma  started school in Mansfield,Pa. A senior in Jr.High School.

Sep.10th 1935 - Cool all day.Went to Mansfield,home about 3:30 PM.Got wall paper,shingles fix up our place.

Sep.11th 1935 - Pleasant most of day.Worked in cemetery.

Sep.12th 1935 - Beautiful day.Papered my bedroom.

Sep.13th 1935 - Pleasant day.Worked in cemetery in AM.Canned plums in PM. Florence called for dinner.She is on her vacation,been over to Uncle Rush's and Aunt Lottie sent us some pears.Florence went on to Orey's. Orey W.went up to Dee Stevens'to spend the weekend.

Sep.14th 1935 -Cloudy,low sky.Worked in cemetery in AM.Washed in PM.Milked for John Benson at night.Canned pears in evening.

Sep.15th 1935 - Cool,pleasant day.Canned plums and painted bedroom.Osmer  picked blackberries enough for supper.Zelma about sick from cold.

Sep.16th 1935 - Cold AM.Beautiful PM.Worked in cemetery most of day.

Sep.17th 1935 - Pleasant day.Thunder showers in evening.Cleaned house and  canned beans.Zelma went to Mansfield to party in evening.Primary
    Election today.

Sep.18th 1935 - Beautiful day.Worked in cemetery in AM.In PM canned beans  and papered.Osmer home early,High School out for the remainder of the
    week for the fair.

Sep.19th 1935 - Warm,pleasant,only a little windy. Thunder showers in early evening.Patched house(kitchen)roof and barn roof.Creig and Osmer helped.Florence came to spend a day or two.

Sep.20th 1935 - Beautiful day.The children all went to the Mansfield Fair on the school bus.Florence went down to Will Armstrongs for dinner.I  papered the boy's bedroom.

Sep.21st 1935 - Cloudy till mid PM,then cleared up.Did house work and canned some beans.Florence went back in late PM,her vacation over.

Sep.22nd 1935 - Fine day.Zelma went to S.S. in AM,and down to Rouse's to see Anita Evert in PM.Vivian and some friends called in PM.Her friends were a Mr.and Mrs,Taylor,of Elmira.

Sep.23rd 1935 - Fine day.Worked in cemetery and canned a few tomatoes in morning.Washed a few pieces.  My 55th birthday.

Sep.24th 1935 - Cold AM,pleasant.Worked in cemetery most all day.

Sep.25th 1935 -Warmer.A beautiful day.Worked in cemetery in AM.Orey E. called about noon,had lunch with me then we visited most of PM.Creig  and I did John Benson's chores in evening.

Sep.26th 1935 - Beautiful day till mid PM,cloudy.Dug a few potatoes,canned  tomatoes.

Sep.27th 1935 - Rained a little all day.Worked in house,cleaning and papering.

Sep.28th 1935 - Cold,cloudy.Canned beans and papered.

Sep.29th 1935 - Cold,windy,rainy,regular and Orey went to  S.S. in AM.I went over to John Benson's in the evening to see about a  little cemetery pay.

Sep.30th 1935 - Cold morning.First killing frost.A beautiful day.Worked for Fritz White, helping Rollin Soper fill Silo.

Oct.1st 1935 - Cold,windy morning.Began raining about 10 AM and rained all day.Helped Neal Rouse pick up potatoes,a few minutes in morning,till it rained.Then papered.

Oct.2nd 1935 - Cold and windy,partly pleasant.Worked in cemetery in AM.Did  house work and painted in PM.

Oct.3rd 1935 - High wind,cool,rained late PM.Worked in house and garden in  AM.In PM mowed in cemetery.

Oct.4th 1935 - Cold and windy.Dug a few potatoes.Worked in house.

Oct.5th 1935 - Cold.Washed,cut wood,ironed a little.Osmer and Zelma went to  a party at Earl Jenkins'in evening.

Oct.6th 1935 - Cold.Snow squalls in PM.Finished the ironing,Zelma went to S.S.I listened to part of a church service over the radio.Creig and Osmer listened to World Series ball game.Chicago 3,Detroit 1.This was  the fifth game,Chicago has won 2 and Detroit 3.

Oct.7th 1935 - Cold but pleasant.Dug a few potatoes.Worked in cemetery. Listened to ball game,score Detroit 4,Chicago 3.Thus the series goes  to Detroit.Ground froze this morning.

Oct.8th 1935 - Cold,pleasant.Dug potatoes.

Oct.9th 1935 - A beautiful day.Cold morning.Dug potatoes for John Benson, and Osmer and I milked for him at night.

Oct.10th 1935 - Another beautiful day.Worked in cemetery in AM.In PM dug potatoes for Benson and milked again.

Oct.11th 1935 - Warm day,but cloudy.Rained a little in mid PM.Dug potatoes in AM.Florence came in early PM to get Orey spend the weekend with her.

Oct.12th 1935 - Cloudy AM.Beautiful PM.Osmer worked for N.E.Williams digging potatoes.Creig and I got Benson's team and drew a load of wood, then finished digging our potatoes.Had about 16 all.Then we worked on granary  roof for John Benson and did his night chores.

Oct.13th 1935 - A beautiful day.Zelma went to S.S. Creig and Osmer went for a walk,I ironed and got dinner.Florence brought Orey W.home in late PM. stayed only a few minutes.

Oct.14th 1935 - A beautiful October day.Worked in cemetery all day.

Oct.15th 1935 - Cloudy,cold.Worked in cemetery all day.

Oct.16th 1935- Cold,frosty morning,beautiful day.Worked about house and went down town about school business in AM.Worked in cemetery in PM School meeting in evening.

Oct.17th 1935 -A beautiful day.Worked for Benson helping Roy Kennedy dig  potatoes and did chores alone in evening.Orey W.came over after school.

Oct.18th 1935 - Warmer,rainy.Worked in cemetery,grading main drive in AM. Worked about house in PM.

Oct.19th 1935 - Warm,beautiful day.Washed and picked apples.Creig worked for Cecil Williams,digging potatoes.

Oct.20th 1935 - Another warm day.Zelma went to AM.In PM she went for a hike with Betty Sweeley and Helen Gould.The boys went for a hike together.Royal Sargeant called in PM.Creig and I did Benson's chores in evening.

Oct.21st 1935 - Warm,pleasant.Worked in cemetery.

Oct.22nd 1935 - Beautiful day.Worked in cemetery.Cemetery meeting in evening,small turnout.

Oct.23rd 1935 - Fine day.Worked in cemetery all day.

Oct.24th 1935 - Warm,rained all day,most.Gathered apples till it rained, early AM. Worked in house.

Oct.25th 1935 - Cooler.Washed.Got room ready for papering.

Oct.26th 1935 - Beautiful day.Worked for Armstrong,moving earth.Boys drew a load of wood from Benson's in PM.

Oct.27th 1935 - Another beautiful day.Zelma went to AM.The three boys went for a walk in PM.

Oct.28th 1935 - Fine warm day.About sick all day.Tried to paper a little.

Oct.29th 1935 - Rained most all day,warm.Sick.Not up till about noon.Children got own breakfast,put up own lunches.Zelma went to Mansfield to a party with Virginia McClure and Anita Evert,Virginia's mother took them

Oct.30th 1935 - Cloudy,cooler but not cold.Rained in AM.My brother,Augustus called and spent most of the AM.Papered a little in PM.The children all went to a school party in evening.The party was held in the church basement.

Oct.31st 1935 - Cloudy,rainy.Attended the Tioga County School Directors Convention at Wellsboro,Pa.Went to Wellsboro with Alton Crippen,my nephew,a teacher in the Rutland schools.In evening went from Wellsboro to Tioga with Prof.Walters and spent the night at the home of Orey E.  Crippen,the Baptist minister at Tioga,Pa.Went to prayer meeting in evening.

Nov.1st 1935 - Cloudy,foggy morning but cleared before 10 and was a beautiful warm day.About one o'clock this AM an earthquake shook the eastern end of the U.S.and Canada.At Tioga it felt  as if someone had hold of my bed and shook it back and forth.I went back to Wellsboro with Prof. Walters to the teacher's meeting.Came home at night with Alton.

Nov.2nd 1935 - Cloudy,foggy all day.Went down to Armstrong's to work in morning,but no work.Came home and finished papering the parlor.Orey W. went up to Dee Stevens'.

Nov.3rd 1935 - Weather about as yesterday. Zelma went down to Rouse's and the boys went for a hike in PM.Orey W.had come home about 10 AM.

Nov.4th 1935 - Cloudy,foggy,warm.Washed all day.

Nov,5th 1935 - Election day.Cloudy AM.Rainy PM.Washed,ironed,worked in  house.Went to vote in PM.Creig,Osmer and I went to watch the count in evening. A tie for the office of assessor in Roseville Boro between Francis Argetsinger and Leda Wilcox.

Nov.6th 1935 - Pleasant day.Cold wind.Ironed,did house work.Zelma and Orey W.went down to Wilcox's in evening.

Nov.7th 1935 - Cold,cloudy,rained little in PM.Worked on road all day. Elmira - Mansfield road near Lawrence Corners.

Nov.8th 1935 - Very good on road all day.

Nov.9th 1935 - Fine day.Worked on road.Florence came up and brought us canned goods and other groceries.She had gone before I got home.

Nov.10th 1935 - Warm,rainy.At home all day.Zelma went to S.S. in AM.

Nov.11th 1935 - Warm,cloudy.Washed,did house work.

Nov.12th 1935 - Warm,cloudy.Ironed,cleaned house.Rained hard all evening and all night.

Nov.13th 1935 - Rained most all day,but not cold.Painted living room.

Nov.14th 1935 - Cloudy,foggy,misty,disagreeable day.Worked on road,breaking stone all day.{Note from JMT- In the 1930s the Pinchot Roads, named for Gov. Pinchot were built. They used large machines that crushed rocks to a grade used in the hard road building. Many a stone wall went into these rock crucshing machines. Even the children were sent into the fields to bring out rocks for the rock crusher [and STILL we have tons of rocks on every field]}

Nov.15th 1935 - Weather same as yesterday only colder.A cold NE wind.Worked on road all day.

Nov.16th 1935 - Misty,foggy,rained a little in PM.Worked on grave for Lewis Soper.Creig helped in AM and Osmer in PM.

Nov.17th 1935 - Snowed most all day.Colder in PM and evening.Soper funeral. Osmer and I worked till dark.Zelma went to AM.She and Orey W. went down to Rouse's in PM.

Nov.18th 1935- Cold.Snow about 4 inches deep.Set up heating stove and  worked about house all day.

Nov.19th 1935 - Warmer.Worked about house in AM.In PM worked in cemetery cleaning up lot.Cloudy till late PM.

Nov.20th 1935 - Warmer.Finished cleaning up Soper lot in cemetery in AM.Washed in PM.Pleasant morning.Cloudy rest of day.Orey W.and Creig went to Wilcox's in evening.

Nov.21st 1935 - Cloudy.Ironed,worked about house.Went to see John Benson about wood.

Nov.22nd 1935 - Cold NE wind.Cut wood on Benson most of day.

Nov.23rd 1935 - Cloudy,cold.Moved kitchen stove from back kitchen into winter quarters.

Nov.24th 1935 - Pleasant day but cold.Papered pantry.Zelma and Orey went to  S.S. in AM.In PM they went down to Rouse's.

Nov.25th 1935 - Cold,froze hard.Worked in house all day.

Nov.26th 1935 - Cold and cloudy.Cut wood in AM.In PM began work on grave for Oliver Adams.

Nov.27th 1935 - Warmer,cloudy.Worked on grave part of AM.The boys home for Thanksgiving vacation at noon.Drew a load of wood in PM.Washed boy's  shirts etc.

Nov.28th 1935 - Warm.Rainy all day.The children and I home alone all day. Had rabbit for dinner.Lee Van Nocken called in evening to see Creig about radio tubes.

Nov.29th 1935 - Colder,windy.Adam's funeral at noon.Creig and I cleaned up lot in PM.

Nov.30th 1935 - Cold and windy.Worked in house in AM.In PM Creig and I went to the woods and cut wood.Osmer and Orey W.finished banking the house. In evening Zelma and Orey W.went to a school social,home at mid-night.

Dec.1st 1935 - Cold and snowy all day.At home all day.

Dec.2nd 1935 - Windy.Ironed and did house work.

Dec.3rd 1935 - Cold and windy.Washed.Worked about house all day.

Dec.4th 1935 - Zero this morning.In evening went to see about pay from cemetery assoc.

Dec.5th 1935 - Cold and windy.Sick headache all day.

Dec.6th 1935 - Pleasant day but cold wind.In bed all AM.Went to Wellsboro in PM with Will McClure.

Dec.7th 1935 - Warmer.Rainy PM.Worked about house in AM.Drawed wood in PM.Went to rehearse for a play in evening.

Dec.8th 1935 - Rainy all day.Osmer and I went to church and S.S. in AM.Zelma and Orey W.went to S.S.

Dec.9th 1935 - Cloudy,warm,washed.Spent evening on play.

Dec.10th 1935 - Warm,raimy.Ironed in AM.Spent PM and evening on play.

Dec.11th 1935 -Still warm and rainy.Spent PM and evening working on play.

Dec.12th 1935 - Colder.Did house work.The play,"Who's Next",in evening. Orey and Osmer went.

Dec.13th 1935 - Rained most all day.Did chores and house work.Orey W.went  to Elmira.

Dec.14th 1935 - Rain and sleet all day.Osmer and I papered the kitchen in PM.

Dec.15th 1935 - Rain most all day.Creig and I finished papering kitchen in morning.Orey W.came home in evening.

Dec.16th 1935 - Cold.Snow fluries.Worked in house.Gave show again in evening.

Dec.17th 1935 - Cold,snowy.Washed.

Dec.18th 1935 - Cold,snowy.Cut and drawed a load of wood.

Dec.19th 1935 Cold.Cut wood in Benson's woods.Snowed hard in evening.Creig went over to Benson's in evening,got an installment on our cemetery

Dec.20th 1935 - Cold,partly pleasant.Zelma and the boys home at noon,out for Christmas Vacation.

Dec.21st 1935 -A zero morning,only 12 above at noon.Helped Rouse cut wood in PM.

Dec.22nd 1935 - Still and cold.Went down to John Wilcox's and had a haircut in AM.No church or S.S.In PM went to Elmira with Byron Evert.Stopped at C.C.Bohn's for an hour then walked on in. Went to the Church of The Nazarene where they had a contata. Vivian was the reader, followed by an address by Rev.Field.Stayed over night with Mr.and Mrs.John Mandeville.

Dec.23rd 1935 - Cold and snowy.Spent AM at Mandevilles. In PM went shopping and up to see Vivian where she worked 401 N.Main St.Back to Mandevilles for supper.Vivian came over to supper,then we all went to Christmas doings of the Nazerene S.S.Vivian had a part in the Young Peoples Pageant.

Dec.24th 1935 - Partly pleasant but cold.Came home.Started about 10 AM, depended on getting rides,walked 15 of the 20 miles.In evening went to Roseville Christmas tree,where Orey W.had a part.

Dec.25th 1935 - Christmas.Cold,cloudy.Snowy evening.Children and I home alone all day.Had rabbit pie for dinner.A good lot of presents.Everyone had a good time.

Dec.26th 1935 - Zero morning.Cold and snowy all day.Creig and Osmer did chores for Rouse.I ironed and did a little house work.

Dec,27th 1935 - Zero but partly pleasant.We cut and drew wood.

Dec.28th 1935 - 2 below this morning.Washed.

Dec.29th 1935 - Osmer's 16th birthday. 16 below this morning. Zelma and Orey   went to S.S.this morning.

Dec. 30th 1935 - About zero.Warmer in PM. Cut wood.

Dec.31st 1935 - 2 below zero in morning.Pleasant day.Drawed wood in PM. Began work on grave for Clark Colby.