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1948 Diary - Carrie McCONNELL Beardslee of Sullivan Township 
Diary of Carrie McCONNELL Beardslee
Township: Sullivan Township, Tioga County PA
Year: 1948

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Monday, January 5, 1948

Weather still bad. Started saving red hatching eggs. Did my washing

Tuesday, January 6, 1948

Mollie and Martha made a little call on their way to Mansfield. Frank and I did eggs. Eggs 54 cents at Big Flats.

Wednesday, January 7, 1948

Sent 2 cases hatching Eggs to Harrold's, Still stormy. A letter form Bette saying they got back to Mercer.

Thursday, January 8, 1948

Still have my cooker and still like it. W.S.C.S. meeting at Idella York's, A good crowd and a good meeting.

Friday, January 9, 1948

Thawing a bit but roads very icy. Went to Troy. Went to turn in at Canedy's and an Ohio truck bunted the rear end.

Saturday, January 10, 1948

Madge cleaned up house for me. Joan got home about 4 o'clock with Holtons. Roads still icy.

Sunday, January 11, 1948

Went to church. Joan went to Mansfield to bus with Morgan. Smiths ate dinner here. W.S.C.S. installation [of officers]

Monday, January 12, 1948

Election of S. S. officers yesterday. Day cloudy and windy. Not too cold. Moved pump in barn to floor to give more space.

Tuesday, January 13, 1948

Went in P.M. to Mildred's to home extension meeting. In evening went to Grange. Our side had most there. Very cold.

Wednesday, January 14, 1948

Sent 5 cases red eggs to Harold's. 14 deg. Below zero. Wayne staying here. Sterne Ashley dead.

Thursday, January 15, 1948

Finished income tax. Did not have to pay. Frank & Mollie went to Farm Show very early this morning.

Friday, January 16, 1948

Frank & Mollie got back about 9:00. They report a good time. Roads still icy & cold.

Saturday, January 17, 1948

Madge helped today. Joan came home for weekend. weather gets them done up at the hospital. Icy & cold.

Sunday, January 18, 1948

Joan & I went to church. Lois & Jim here for dinner. Myrtle came down, too.

Monday, January 19, 1948

Weather very cold. Below zero a lot. Smiths ate dinner here then went to Mansfield. Harlo stayed here.

Tuesday, January 20, 1948

Worked at eggs

Wednesday, January 21, 1948

Working on setting the quilt for Rose's friend together

Thursday, January 22, 1948

Went to Mansfield. Finished setting the quilt together. Roads icy.

Friday, January 23, 1948

Very cold. A fair turn out to the pancake supper. The basement nice & warm from the new furnace.

Saturday, January 24, 1948

A bad snow storm, 10 inches at least. Cars having trouble traveling. Frank went to Mansfield.

Sunday, January 25, 1948

Roads cleared out. No church this morning. Had birthday dinner for Frank. His family & Smiths here.

Monday, January 26, 1948

Very cold. Did my washing. Packed eggs

Tuesday, January 27, 1948

Went to Doris Ripley's to home extension meeting on kitchen planning. Still cold.

Wednesday, January 28, 1948

Sent 16 cases eggs. Cold but clear, Radio has dreadful racket.

Thursday, January 29, 1948

Got pictures at Harrington's. Still cold. Ken found trouble. Seems to be kitchen circuit.

Friday, January 30, 1948

Owen finally run down trouble with radio. Heating had on low heat.

Saturday, January 31, 1948

Joan got home about 1:00. Has to go back at 2:30. Very cold. Way below zero. Mirromatic still fine.

Sunday, February 1, 1948

Frank & folks & Roland's here to dinner. I did not get to church. Truck wouldn't start.

Monday, February 2, 1948

Washed. Smiths folks here for dinner. Put quilt on for W.S.C.S.

Tuesday, February 3, 1948

Roland's birthday. Neighbor women came to tie Rose's quilt. Served cake & ice cream, coffee. Nice day

Wednesday, February 4, 1948

Sent eggs. Hens off. Been so cold

Thursday, February 5, 1948

Went this A.M. to see Myrtle & Elmer. They are pretty good. Charlie Jerald died. Mildred [Bryant] took Dee to Sayre hospital.

Friday, February 6, 1948

Dee pretty bad with sugar [diabetes]. Weather still bad.

Saturday, February 7, 1948

Went to Charlie Jerald's funeral. Joan home. Frank getting chickens 800.

Sunday, February 8, 1948

Joan, Madge, Rae and I went to church which was nice & warm. Jim & Lois down. Dee Bryant quite a lot better. Joan went back.

Monday, February 9, 1948

Washed. Then went to Mansfield. Got 1 dozen red roses for Elmer from Lois & Jim & took them up.

Tuesday, February 10, 1948

Home extension meeting at Nellie Mudge's on fabric painting. Grange supper in evening for winning side in contest.

Wednesday, February 11, 1948

Had a new permanent at Ella Mae's. Weather some milder.

Thursday, February 12, 1948

Shirley, Mollie, Norma and I went to Joan's "capping" at the hospital. Very nice, Got new shoes.

Friday, February 13, 1948

Had W.S.C.S. at church. Very cold icy day. Not too many there but we planned some of the work.

Saturday, February 14, 1948

Went to Mansfield with Joan for her to get picture in uniform. Ella Smith bad in hospital.

Sunday, February 15, 1948

Went to church with Gus & Loretta. Very icy. Joan went back on bus. In evening went with Gus to organ recital at Mansfield.

Monday, February 16, 1948

Went to Mansfield, Had truck tinkered. Reading book, "Foxes of Harrow." Thawing some.

Tuesday, February 17, 1948

A nice day. Cleaned hen coop here. Kenneth Smith helping. Mollie had Mr. & Mrs. meeting.

Wednesday, February 18, 1948

Took 5 cases red eggs to Mansfield. Myrtle gone out to visit Sadie.

Thursday, February 19, 1948

Finished cleaning lower hen coop. Mollie had wisdom tooth pulled. Edna Tickner died tonight. High blood pressure. [Edna Belle Garrison SRGP 14270]

Friday, February 20, 1948

Went to Elmira with Shirley, kids, Dorothy & Genevieve. Got new hat & handbag, also 2 pairs stockings.

Saturday, February 21, 1948

Madge helped clean this P.M. not much good, tired out. Joan came home with Myrtle.

Sunday, February 22, 1948

Laymen's Sunday. G. F. Dandois gave talk which was good. Dick Seeley sang. I furnished flowers.

Monday, February 23, 1948

Did my washing then packed eggs. Very cold. Robert brought money for horse.

Tuesday, February 24, 1948

Went to Troy. Then went up to Home Extension meeting at church in P.M. Ella Smith had operation yesterday.

Wednesday, February 25, 1948

Rather thawy today. Loretta went to hospital. Found she is gaining for which she is thankful. Dee improving.

Thursday, February 26, 1948

Went to Mansfield to see the new G.L.F. Egg washer demonstrated. In evening went to 4th quarterly conference.

Friday, February 27, 1948

Leslie put up aerial to radio. Went up to Mollie's for supper. Took Mrs. Dandois to Sayre hospital.

Saturday, February 28, 1948

Went to Mansfield. Madge helped me in P.M.

Sunday, February 29, 1948

Went to church on this Leap Year today. Had a dinner party with Saidee, Kathleen, Frank's family, Shirley's family and Myrtle here.

Monday, March 1, 1948

Went to Wellsboro to see Ella Smith with Frank's. Found her pretty good. Came back in a snow storm.

Tuesday, March 2, 1948

Snowed just about all day from the East. Too much snow. Still snowing.

Wednesday, March 3, 1948

Heard today Marie Bradford fell & broke hip. In Sayre hospital. Also operated on Coley Starkey's hip.

Thursday, March 4, 1948

Went to Pomona Grange in Mansfield. Watched 5th degree conferred. Very pretty. Also very cold.

Friday, March 5, 1948

Still very cold. 4 new calves in one day. Sewed rug rags to amuse myself.

Saturday, March 6, 1948

Went to Mansfield. Joan came home. Madge cleaned in A.M.

Sunday, March 7, 1948

Joan & I went to church. Roland took her back to Elmira. Frank's & Roland's here to dinner. Martha a pill.

Monday, March 8, 1948

Went to Troy to get medicine. Dee Bryant came home yesterday. Marie Bradford comfortable.

Tuesday, March 9, 1948

Home extension meeting at church in P.M. Grange in evening. Arranged for new members to join soon.

Wednesday, March 10, 1948

Beth Bardwell [SRGP 76500]went to Wellsboro to hospital for operation. Ella Smith came home. Took 6 calves to Troy.

Thursday, March 11, 1948

Snowed hard just about all day. Had to postpone W.S.C.S. meeting.

Friday, March 12, 1948

Not much doing. Below zero this morning

Saturday, March 13, 1948

Got Joan's pictures in Mansfield. Martha & Wayne here while Frank & Mollie went to Williamsport to ???

Sunday, March 14, 1948

Went to church with Wayne and Bryants. Myrtle went to Saidee's and called here.

Monday, March 15, 1948

Went to grange masters lecturer's meeting at Mainesburg with Dorothy. Weather lots warmer.

Tuesday, March 16, 1948

Went to Mansfield today. Called on Ella Smith yesterday. Wayne & Martha here tonight.

Wednesday, March 17, 1948

St. Patrick's day

Thursday, March 18, 1948

W.S.C.S. meeting at church. Used new coffee maker. M.Y.F. sub district meeting in evening.

Friday, March 19, 1948

Saturday, March 20, 1948

Joan came home. 4 other grand kids here while folks went to "Old Barn."

Sunday, March 21, 1948

Frank's folks took Joan back & went to Movies. Martha & I stayed at Saidee's.

Monday, March 22, 1948

Clarice's birthday. Took her & Harlo to Mansfield to get their pictures; rather warm & rainy.

Tuesday, March 23, 1948

Extension meeting at the church in Sunday School room. Lee & Glenn working in basement. Myrtle not feeling very well.

Wednesday, March 24, 1948

Took 6 cases red eggs to town. Left truck to be fixed. Got a hyacinth plant at Straits. Weather mild.

Thursday, March 25, 1948

Got the truck back. Ordered new tires for tractor. Weather still mild. Myrtle came down for eggs.

Friday, March 26, 1948

Myrtle not feeling too well. Place too hard now. Madge helped today. Waxed floors & cleaned up.

Saturday, March 27, 1948

Harlo & Wayne here today. Wind changed and colder. Wayne left over from last night. Shirley & Roland to Elmira.

Sunday, March 28, 1948

Easter Sunday. Exercises during Sunday School hour. Roland's folks ate dinner. Joan not home.

Monday, March 29, 1948

Went to Troy. Roland bought a new telephone $40.00. Went up to see Loretta after her second trip to hospital.

Tuesday, March 30, 1948

Not too bad today. Ken plowed. Frank's folks & Roland's here to dinner. Mollie took Martha to have pictures.

Wednesday, March 31, 1948

Theron cleaned door yard for me. I was very glad. Sent 6 cases red Eggs. Rainy.

Thursday, April 1, 1948

Went to Mansfield to W.S.C.S. Spring Workshop. Dorothy Smith drove. A nice day. Peepers hollering.

Friday, April 2, 1948

Menzo [Pease?] brought my table yesterday. Pretty weather, cold. Virginia R.

brought my dress, also pretty.

Saturday, April 3, 1948

2 books from the book club. Jim & Lois came down to their house for week end. Joan home.

Sunday, April 4, 1948

Went to church. A pretty fair crowd, Had dinner with Jim & Lois. Elmer bad. Bob took Joan back.

Monday, April 5, 1948

Did my washing then for P.M. went out to church to clean up. Basement done, washed dishes & put them away.

Tuesday, April 6, 1948

Packed some Eggs. Selling the big bull tomorrow.

Wednesday, April 7, 1948

Served dinner from our new kitchen to the sub district of Dairymen's League. Baked ham & Escalloped potatoes [Refers to kitchen in newly built grange building.]

Thursday, April 8, 1948

Rather a nice day. Took Carrie Beach 3 violets at 50 cents each. Put it in missionary fund.

Friday, April 9, 1948

Blood tested the cattle today. Shirley got the kids pictures.

Saturday, April 10, 1948

Sent Joan's coat to her. Elmer Updyke died this P.M. Madge cleaned for me. Sold some magazines & rags.

Sunday, April 11, 1948

Went to church. It rained. Frasier's & Joan came out in P.M. to bring flowers for Myrtle.

Monday, April 12, 1948

Did my washing

Tuesday, April 13, 1948

Went to Elmer's funeral. A big crowd. Glen Dewey preached. [Glen Dewey was a Baptist minister, and Elmer Updyke attended the Methodist church.]

Wednesday, April 14, 1948

Packed eggs & got ready for meeting.

Thursday, April 15, 1948

W.S.C.S. dinner meeting here. A pretty good crowd.

Friday, April 16, 1948

Took 30 hens to Mrs. Botnick at 40 cents, In P.M. went to Ella Smith's to make slips for grange dinner to business men.

Saturday, April 17, 1948

Joan home. Jim, Lois and Mrs. Bennett down.

Sunday, April 18, 1948

Joan & I went to church. She went back to Elmira with Herman Tears. Bryce Shaw played flute solo.

Monday, April 19, 1948

I fell down. Caught my feet in a car door. Hurt me quite badly. Took hens to Botnick's.

Tuesday, April 20, 1948

Thunder shower, Felt better and my side lame. Shirley got dinner for me.

Wednesday, April 21, 1948

My wedding 39th anniversary. Got card from Joan & one from mystery pal.

Thursday, April 22, 1948

Grange put on dinner for business men in evening. Cleared about $100. Made a lot of dressing.

Friday, April 23, 1948

Went to help clean up basement. Our new kitchen is surely swell.

Saturday, April 24, 1948

Madge cleaned up some

Sunday, April 25, 1948

Went to church. No music. My fault. In evening dad and I went to movie. Three Daring Daughters with Jose Sturbi(?)

Monday, April 26, 1948

Put new cartridge in this pen.

Tuesday, April 27, 1948

Went to Mainesburg to vote. To W.S.C.S. meeting in Elmira with Doris W. In evening went to Grange. 6 candidates instructed.

Wednesday, April 28, 1948

Pretty well tired out.

Thursday, April 29, 1948

Sowed 1st oats. Myrtle came down

Friday, April 30, 1948

Went to Troy

Saturday, May 1, 1948

Shirley & Roland went up for Joan. Joan has new shoes & a new blouse.

Sunday, May 2, 1948

Went to church. Shirley & Roland took Joan back. Daylight time. Harlo fell & cut lip.

Monday, May 3, 1948

Did my washing. Smiths and Franks here to dinner. Harlo's lip looks bad. Sowed oats at Robyler place.

Tuesday, May 4, 1948

Finished sowing oats here. Clarice sick with grippe.

Wednesday, May 5, 1948

Rainy, not much doing. Went to Mansfield to take eggs. Went to study class in the evening. I enjoyed it.

Thursday, May 6, 1948

Pleasant day. Ted Brown mowed the lawn first time. Henry got box of candy from Lois.

Friday, May 7, 1948

Rainy, Roland's family came to dinner.

Saturday, May 8, 1948

Went to Mansfield. Took some posts to Frank's in p.m. A windy cold day.

Sunday, May 9, 1948

Wayne and I went to church. Some warmer. Mr. and Mrs. Choir sang. A gardenia corsage from Shirley and a cake.

Monday, May 10, 1948

A nice slip from Bette. Stockings from Joan. Mats from Mollie. Cards from all.

Tuesday, May 11, 1948

Grange initiation in 3rd and 4th degree. Went with Dorothy.

Wednesday, May 12, 1948

New David Bradley lawn mower here.

Thursday, May 13, 1948

W.S.C.S. meeting at church. Few there, but good meeting. Mite bags turned in. Hospital given out.

Friday, May 14, 1948

A rainy day. Rained all week.

Saturday, May 15, 1948

Joan came home. Finished book, "Web of Days." Wayne here. His feet hurt. Jim and Lois came.

Sunday, May 16, 1948

Went to church. Rainy. Bob took Joan back. Ate dinner here. Also Jim and Lois.

Monday, May 17, 1948

Still showery and cool. Did my washing. Harlo's birthday. 4 years old.

Tuesday, May 18, 1948

Went to Troy. Got a stapler for use on desk. Also got 2 pigs.

Wednesday, May 19, 1948

Bible Study class. Rained, not many there. Went to Elmira and got a new Jersey dress also black coat.

Thursday, May 20, 1948

Rotary Club. Joan and Troy came up for dinner. Should invite 25 men from community.

Friday, May 21, 1948

Got truck greased while I had my hair done. Went to Mainesburg to spring concert. Good.

Saturday, May 22, 1948

Went to "Alumni Days." 16 or 17 of the class of 1908 there. None of my special friends. A very plain dinner.

Sunday, May 23, 1948

Went to church. Loretta and Anna played a duet. Very rainy.

Monday, May 24, 1948

Rained about all night. Creeks high, water in cellar. Washed clothes dry as it cleared around noon.

Tuesday, May 25, 1948

Packed some eggs then worked on quilt backs.

Wednesday, May 26, 1948

Planted sweet corn, potatoes and beans. No more hatching eggs to Jenkins. Moved heifer up to Rolands from ????

Thursday, May 27, 1948

Finished planting garden and set out tomatoes and peppers. Weather mild.

Friday, May 28, 1948

Weather clear. Went up to see Myrtle. She is not a bit good.

Saturday, May 29, 1948

Joan came home. Nelda and husband brought her. She has been sick and in hospital with gall bladder trouble.

Sunday, May 30, 1948

Jim and Lois down. They went home. Then the kids and families and myself had a picnic at Roadside Rest.

Monday, May 31, 1948

Joyce and Carrie got 4 roosters to can. Did my washing then planted 8 lbs of peas down on the side of corn field. A pleasant day.

Tuesday, June 1, 1948

Floods bad in the west. Yesterday finished Frank's and Roland's oats and Roland's cows.

Wednesday, June 2, 1948

Started to put grass in the silo. Sold red roosters to Mrs. Bolnick at 25 cents.

Thursday, June 3, 1948

Madge helped with extra work. A pleasant day.

Friday, June 4, 1948

Went to Mansfield and got plants with Shirley. Finished corn planting.

Saturday, June 5, 1948

Glad bulbs came up themselves. Rainy.

Sunday, June 6, 1948

Shirley's birthday.

Monday, June 7, 1948

Rained too much to hang up clothes.

Tuesday, June 8, 1948

Mildred run fork in her ankle. Went to see her. Filling silo.

Wednesday, June 9, 1948

Shirley went up for Joan. Her overnight off.

Thursday, June 10, 1948

W.S.C.S. meeting at parsonage. Shirley took Joan back.

Friday, June 11, 1948

Went to Troy. Got material for sheet.

Saturday, June 12, 1948

Lois, Carroll and 6 girls down. Helen and Meade at Mollie's. Dorothy and husband at Myrtle's.

Sunday, June 13, 1948

5 girls sang at church. Nice. Lots of flowers and a fair crowd.

Monday, June 14, 1948

Washing. Went over to Sylvania. Stopped at Bob Card's new store. A nice day. Went to Rosy in evening.

Tuesday, June 15, 1948

Went to church to make crepe paper costumes for children's play. Wayne fell off his bike and hurt him.

Wednesday, June 16, 1948

Let out new chicks. Went with Mollie to Elmira to get Joan. Also got new shoes.

Thursday, June 17, 1948

Carl, Ada, and Myrtle are camping up in Jim's house. Went up over Scouter Hill.

Friday, June 18, 1948

Martha stayed here while Mollie and Frank went to Laurel Festival. Clarice stayed while Shirley went to dentist.

Saturday, June 19, 1948

Sunday, June 20, 1948

Went to church. Carl did the talking. Very good. Children's Day in the evening - a pageant.

Monday, June 21, 1948

A nice day. Went to Mansfield to get Jim's papers straightened out to go to South America.

Tuesday, June 22, 1948

Rained about all day. Harlo and Wayne going to Bible School at Mainesburg on the bus.

Wednesday, June 23, 1948

Ken moving, Virginia brought the yellow material for Joan's dress.

Thursday, June 24, 1948

Got my hair done, not very tight. I've put 19 packages strawberries in the freezer.

Friday, June 25, 1948

Put 11 more quarts of strawberries in freezer.

Saturday, June 26, 1948

Spent the day with McAdoo's up at Shirley's.

Sunday, June 27, 1948

Bette, Paige and Carolyn took Joan back to Mercer with them for her vacation. Nice day.

Monday, June 28, 1948


Tuesday, June 29, 1948

Jim and Lois started for Venzuela by plane.

Wednesday, June 30, 1948

Carl and Ada came out for a visit in Jim's house.

Thursday, July 1, 1948

Myrtle getting her house ready to rent.

Friday, July 2, 1948

Carl, Ada, Myrtle and I went to New Albany. Had a picnic there. Looked at church records for notes about Uncle Eli Mc. Found them.

Saturday, July 3, 1948

Last night went to Mainesburg to Bible School exercises. Went to Mansfield with Shirley to get her dress fitted.

Sunday, July 4, 1948

Went to church. Rev. Swales preached. Then went with kids on a picnic to Fallbrook.

Monday, July 5, 1948

Pulled a lot of weeds in my garden.

Tuesday, July 6, 1948

Went to Troy for parts to baler.

Wednesday, July 7, 1948

Sent 5 cases red eggs.

Thursday, July 8, 1948

W.S.C.S. meeting in p.m. at church. I served lemonade and a chiffon cake. Pretty fair attendance.

Friday, July 9, 1948

Saturday, July 10, 1948

Haying at Roland's. Packed case of eggs for Paul Smith.

Sunday, July 11, 1948

Went to church. Jim and Lois down.

Monday, July 12, 1948

Jim rented Robyler place to Woodards. They moved in one load. I started to clean stuff out at lower house.

Tuesday, July 13, 1948

Raining a lot. Things grow. News heard that Ed Watkins hung himself. Grange and a play.

Wednesday, July 14, 1948

Went to Grange last nite. Play very funny. Mollie especially good. Served on committee.

Thursday, July 15, 1948

Mollie and I went to town to try on our dresses. Got Martha a dress and pinafore for her birthday though early.

Friday, July 16, 1948

Neighborhood grange meeting with Ward presenting program. Also history. N. E. Sullivan Grange read.

Saturday, July 17, 1948

The McAdoos and Aunt Bess brought Joan home in Aunt Bess's car.

Sunday, July 18, 1948

Went to church and then went up to Shirley's for dinner. The Mac' went back. Joan swimming with Norma.

Monday, July 19, 1948

Mollie's foot swelled up bad. Had doc. A can fell out of refrig. and cut the top of instep.

Tuesday, July 20, 1948

Lois Rumsey and Joan started upstairs cleaning. Churned for Mollie. Marian there.

Wednesday, July 21, 1948

Lois and Joan finished upstairs. Rained.

Thursday, July 22, 1948

Myrtle , Joan and I went to Miss Ives' then had dinner at the "Snack Shack." Next we went to the movie, "The Pirates."

Friday, July 23, 1948

Got peas ready for freezing. Got 393 pullets from Swatsword??? near Gillet.

Saturday, July 24, 1948

Got more peas ready. Joan, Mollie and Shirley went to Mansfield to get dresses fixed.

Sunday, July 25, 1948

Joan and I went to church. Aunt Hazel too. Carl's folks Jim and Marian came to call. Joan went back to-night.

Monday, July 26, 1948

Washed. Aunt Lois came down to clean up her store room for Myrtle's stuff.

Tuesday, July 27, 1948

Started the combining of the wheat. Went up to Mollie's and churned. Brought down her washing. Got some sweet cherries.

Wednesday, July 28, 1948

Joan came home as it is her day off.

Thursday, July 29, 1948

Canned peas. Got 9 pullet eggs. About 70 pullets. Joan went back with Lois.

Friday, July 30, 1948

Canned a few beans. Went to Troy. Started combining wheat at Franks.

Saturday, July 31, 1948

Finished combining wheat. Got 12 qts red berries from Glenn Dewey.

Sunday, August 1, 1948

Went to church. Ruth Welch sang. At night went to movie, "The Emperor Waltz" with Bing. Pretty fair.

Monday, August 2, 1948

Went to Mansfield twice. Pickled some beets. Washed and baked bread. Weather hot.

Tuesday, August 3, 1948

Canned 6 qts beans. Went to Mansfield with Shirley.

Wednesday, August 4, 1948

Joan home for day "off." Went to Lowngden and got 240 pullets @ 1.50 each for Elk Run Farms. Martha a dress and pinafore

Thursday, August 5, 1948

216 more pullets for Elk Run Farms.

Friday, August 6, 1948

Lois, Carroll and Aunt Hazel down. Got 100 pullets of Donald Smith at Jackson Summit. Kept them as ready to lay.

Saturday, August 7, 1948

Jim and Joe came in p.m. Sandee and Kathleen came went up to Lois' with them.

Sunday, August 8, 1948

Went to church. Had dinner up at Jim's. Lila taken sick very suddenly. Operated at 4 in Wellsboro.

Monday, August 9, 1948

Washed. Wilcox's came. Seem like nice people. Henry, Frank and Roland went to Wellsboro for blood test. Blood did not match Lila's.

Tuesday, August 10, 1948

Putting roof on Frank's barn and hen coop. Went to Grange. Got more paint for Woodards.

Wednesday, August 11, 1948

Joan came home for her day off.

Thursday, August 12, 1948

W.S.C.S. meeting at Rose Chamberlain's with chicken dinner. Auction in p.m. A lot of fun.

Friday, August 13, 1948

Sick. Guess I've overdone. Shirley and Kathleen here. 1st corn of season.

Saturday, August 14, 1948

Feeling better. Lois R. doing up work. Combining oats.

Sunday, August 15, 1948

Went to church . No S.S. as Rutland Hill is having meeting. Frank's folks to dinner.

Monday, August 16, 1948

Sold red hens to Jackson. .31 cents per lb. Joan home for day off.

Tuesday, August 17, 1948

Combining oats at Robyler place. A pretty good yield.

Wednesday, August 18, 1948

Sent last of hatching eggs. Virginia brought cinnamon and green print dress.

Thursday, August 19, 1948

Combined oats in p.m. Rained hard at night. Bursted blood vessel in my eye. Went to Troy.

Friday, August 20, 1948

Bette and Paige came at night.

Saturday, August 21, 1948

Spent p.m. up at Roland's. Jim's children and grandchildren came down for week.

Sunday, August 22, 1948

Went to church then had picnic at Eldridge Park. Joan there a few minutes. Paige went back.

Monday, August 23, 1948

Carl's folks out for eggs. Washed. Lots of garden stuff. Went to movie, "Easter Parade." Good.

Tuesday, August 24, 1948

Got a new permanent. Also lost my watch in Mansfield. Hope I get it back. Eye better.

Wednesday, August 25, 1948

Jim's birthday party. Ice cream social and Norma's shower all in one day. Better than $30 pan out of ice cream.

Thursday, August 26, 1948

No word of watch.

Friday, August 27, 1948

Saturday, August 28, 1948

Jeannette's wedding, which was very nice. Lois sang. Carl performed ceremony. Reception at house.

Sunday, August 29, 1948

Went to church. Lois sang. Bette and Paige and Mr. McAdoo went back to Mercer. Ate dinner at Jim's. They went to Ithaca.

Monday, August 30, 1948

Washed and ironed. Canned some pickles. An uproar about the schools. Weather cooler.

Tuesday, August 31, 1948

Shirley and I got 13 qts of corn ready to freeze. Joan home for day off. Henry backed into Wayne's bike.

Wednesday, September 1, 1948

Stayed with Wayne while Mollie took Rose and her mother to Towanda. Wayne sick. Carl had a "dog" roast up at Jim's.

Thursday, September 2, 1948

Went to Troy and got a bu. of peaches. Put 5 qts of corn in freezer, 6 qts the other day.

Friday, September 3, 1948

Joan home for a while. Saidee brought her.

Saturday, September 4, 1948

Lois R., Shirley, Mollie and I got corn ready to freeze. I had 9 qts. Makes 20 in all. Also made pickles.

Sunday, September 5, 1948

Went to church with Carl and Ada. Attendance light. Phillys and Dewain to be married Wed. night in church.

Monday, September 6, 1948

Started sowing wheat. Pretty day.

Tuesday, September 7, 1948

Went to Mansfield twice. Joan came home for day off. Finished wheat and at Ken's.

Wednesday, September 8, 1948

Just got back from Phillys Mudge's wedding. Very nice. Shirley and I took Joan back to the hospital from her day off.

Thursday, September 9, 1948

Canned 23 qts of tomatoes from a bu. bought at Elmira. Putting on roof at Wilcox's. Very dry. Finished wheat at Frank's

Friday, September 10, 1948

Mollie put 16 boxes of corn in the freezer from here. Harlo stayed and played with Martha.

Saturday, September 11, 1948

Shirley and I went to Marjorie Benedict's to a utility party. They had a cow with milk fever.

Sunday, September 12, 1948

Jim and Lois down. Ate dinner here. Went to church. Poor Boots got killed. I am sorry. A good hunter.

Monday, September 13, 1948

My birthday again. Gifts of scales, flour sifter (3 sieve), pink stockings, picture of Carolyn, hand made hankie and 6 cards.

Tuesday, September 14, 1948

Dandors started redecorating church.

Wednesday, September 15, 1948

Thursday, September 16, 1948

WSCS meeting at Nellie Robbin's. Sewed rug rags and quilted. A shower for Phyllis in evening. Nice things.

Friday, September 17, 1948

Shirley and Mollie went to Watkins' for peaches. Got 2 bu. of Hale. Very nice. Washed church dishes. Martha and Harlo here.

Saturday, September 18, 1948

Lois and I worked at peaches. Froze 20 qts.

Sunday, September 19, 1948

Went to church. Very dry.

Monday, September 20, 1948

Rainy. Went to Mansfield and washed.

Tuesday, September 21, 1948

The 4 kids here while parents went to Mr. and Mrs. meeting. Joan came home in midst of it.

Wednesday, September 22, 1948

Went to Mansfield and took Joan's dress to Miss Ives. Came home through dirt road from Canoe Camp.

Thursday, September 23, 1948

Joan's birthday. She went back last night. I sent her the "Coronet" for year, also gave her $5. Thorpe Earley found my watch.

Friday, September 24, 1948

Went to Nellie Robbins to finish the quilt. Made peach conserve. Carl came out after eggs. Myrtle has bad cold.

Saturday, September 25, 1948

Went to Mansfield to order rolls and hot dogs for sale and dinner. Put in pullets. Look nice.

Sunday, September 26, 1948

Went to church with Mrs. Wilcox in their new Kaiser, then had dinner (birthday) for Mollie with the kids (grand).

Monday, September 27, 1948

Got a new bracelet for my watch at Estep's. Got Mollie a slip and a tube cake pan.

Tuesday, September 28, 1948

Myrtle and I took rug rags to weavers. Helped Myrtle change the mattresses in her house and at Jim's. Fixed broccoli to freeze.

Wednesday, September 29, 1948

Dinner at church. Just a local crowd. To use money for venetian blinds.

Thursday, September 30, 1948

Sale out at old store. W.S.C.S. served the meal at church. About $84 from both.

Friday, October 1, 1948

A baby shower for Kathleen [last name scribbled over] at her home. A nice time.

Saturday, October 2, 1948

Lois helped me in a.m. Joan home for day off. Jim and Lois and Vanderwort's down to discuss hen coop, grange events.

Sunday, October 3, 1948

Went to church. World Communion Sunday. Morgan and Ruth joined church. Baby baptized.

Monday, October 4, 1948

Some of us went up to Nellie Robbins' to cut out aprons for "Fair" from remnants we bought.

Tuesday, October 5, 1948

Went to Troy to get lumber to fix new barn partly into hen coop. Went to movie, "Life with Father."

Wednesday, October 6, 1948

Joan home for day off. Shirley and Roland took her back. Got a doz eggs from pullets in big coop. Frank Murray came.

Thursday, October 7, 1948

Went with Frank's folks to Mainesburg bazaar. Had turkey supper. Been a nice day.

Friday, October 8, 1948

Shirley has a new Kenmore electric machine.

Saturday, October 9, 1948

Lois cleaned up house for me.

Sunday, October 10, 1948

Went to church. A good crowd. Jim, Lois and baby Louise down. In evening went with Roland's folks to movie, "Luxury Lines."

Monday, October 11, 1948

Rather rainy to-night. Worked up at Frank's to-day (men). Went to Mansfield to get windows for hen house (lower).

Tuesday, October 12, 1948

Myrtle and I went to Elmira. I got a hat and coat. Also earrings and a griddle. Called at Saidee's and Joan's.

Wednesday, October 13, 1948

Went to Troy to start checking account for Frank Wilcox. Dandors sanding floor at church.

Thursday, October 14, 1948

Went to W.S.C.S. meeting at Emma Tice's. A good meeting. Planned for sale, also fair.

Friday, October 15, 1948

Went to Trumansburg with Saidee for fall W.S.C.S. meeting. Gave Bette a picnic basket with removable tray.

Saturday, October 16, 1948

Lois cleaned. I went to Adrian Garrison's to look at a nearly new living room suit..

Sunday, October 17, 1948

Went to church. Rained hard. Jim and Dana Bennett down. Church floor looks nice sanded.

Monday, October 18, 1948

Washed. Went to Mansfield. Decided to take the living room suit.

Tuesday, October 19, 1948

Did not get living room suite yet. They are to deliver it.

Wednesday, October 20, 1948

Dorothy Smith and I attended the District Conference in Mansfield. Very good. Lyle Sherman's house burned.

Thursday, October 21, 1948

Every one busy getting stuff for Sherman's. I bought a double blanket and pillow cases in Troy for them.

Friday, October 22, 1948

Sale at Paul Baity's. WSCS served lunch. E. potatoes, cabbage, salad, meatloaf, rolls, coffee and pie.

Saturday, October 23, 1948

Cleared $63.37 from sale. Lois cleaned in a.m.

Sunday, October 24, 1948

Went to church. Mrs. Coleman here in the p.m.

Monday, October 25, 1948

Cold and windy. 342 eggs from big coop. Went to Mansfield.

Tuesday, October 26, 1948

Sent 8 cases eggs. Myrtle brought down the begonia. Putting in hot water furnace at Roland's.

Wednesday, October 27, 1948

Frank and Mollie started for State Grange at Reading. Wayne staying here, Martha at Mansfield.

Thursday, October 28, 1948

Living room suite here. Nice, I like it.

Friday, October 29, 1948

Rugs for fair here. 6 of them. Took them to Ella Smith's to tie. Went to Halloween parade in Mansfield with Welch's.

Saturday, October 30, 1948

Last night I learned Bob Watkins had died after accident. Dreadful. Joan came home about five.

Sunday, October 31, 1948

Went to church. A big crowd. Jim and Lois down. Joan has to be back at 10:30.

Monday, November 1, 1948

Did my washing. Went to Mansfield. Ate dinner at the "Green Lantern." Shirley and Roland's new furnace working.

Tuesday, November 2, 1948

Went to vote in evening. Myrtle here. Ate pancake supper at Grange Hall.

Wednesday, November 3, 1948

Election a big disappointment. Both of my sisters and 2 brothers here for dinner. A condolence party.

Thursday, November 4, 1948

Lois down for a permanent. Staying all nite. Beach's out in evening for a call. Pullets came from Nicols.

Friday, November 5, 1948

Went with Lois to Ithaca for a visit. Saidee, Myrtle and Carl's folks went too. Joe and Susan and kids came for dinner. Cute kids.

Saturday, November 6, 1948

The big church fair went over with a bang. More fancy work than last year. Got up to $277.00 now.

Sunday, November 7, 1948

Nice weather. Jim and Lois down. Myrtle here but she went to turkey ranch for dinner after church.

Monday, November 8, 1948

Washed and cleaned eggs. Murray working at barn. W.S.C.S. serving dinner Sat. at Watkins' sale.

Tuesday, November 9, 1948

Finished eggs, 10 cases. Myrtle went back to Saidee's.

Wednesday, November 10, 1948

A very rainy day. Went to Mansfield. Caught up on some of the things I had neglected.

Thursday, November 11, 1948

Armistice Day. No mail.

Friday, November 12, 1948

Went to Troy. Getting ready for sale at Watkins'. Hens have colds. Off on production. Went to Grange in evening. Pictures.

Saturday, November 13, 1948

A big crowd at sale. Profit to WSCS. In p.m. went with Shirley after Joan. Was quite tired.

Sunday, November 14, 1948

Went to church. Shirley and family came to dinner. Joan going back. She wrapped Carolyn's gifts.

Monday, November 15, 1948

Washed. Rather rainy. Murray and men working at barn.

Tuesday, November 16, 1948

Hens sick. Off about half on their eggs. Do not know what is the matter. A pleasant day. Suspect newcastle.

Wednesday, November 17, 1948

John Huttar here to look at hens. Not newcastle but colds. Am relieved. Mollie not feeling well.

Thursday, November 18, 1948

Sent Carolyn a "dydee doll" and a book for her birthday. W.S.C.S. meeting at Ruth Cook's for dinner. Fair attendance.

Friday, November 19, 1948

Went to Mansfield in p.m. Went to Frank's also Shirley's.

Saturday, November 20, 1948

Lois worked a little while then went to Mollie's to help her. In p.m. baked apple sauce fruit cake.

Sunday, November 21, 1948

Went to church with Wilcox's. Jim and Lois down. Took Wayne home in evening.

Monday, November 22, 1948

Washed but rainy. In p.m. went with Braces up to Saidee's to see Myrtle. She had been ill with intestinal grippe.

Tuesday, November 23, 1948

Myrtle came back with me last night. To-day we went to Troy. She to see doctor. I got 3 pairs of pretty pants for the small fry.

Wednesday, November 24, 1948

Saidee came out after Myrtle. Anson is taking them all out for Thanksgiving dinner. I got my hair "done" at Ella Mae's.

Thursday, November 25, 1948

Thanksgiving day at Frank's. A nice day and a lovely dinner. Joan and Bob there for dinner. Fred showed pictures.

Friday, November 26, 1948

Saturday, November 27, 1948

Joan came home with Nelda for her Sunday off. Bob in Veteran's Hospital at Bath for appendicitis.

Sunday, November 28, 1948

Went to church. Joan Wilcox furnished music. Shirley and Roland took Joan and Lorraine back. Snowed.

Monday, November 29, 1948

Ground white but thawing. Washed on porch. Deer season opened but no bangs. Bucks scarce.

Tuesday, November 30, 1948

Went to Mansfield. Came home and tried out some lard. Joan home for day off.

Wednesday, December 1, 1948

Shirley and I took Joan back to Elmira and did a little Xmas shopping. I got Joan a pretty green dress.

Thursday, December 2, 1948

Rather tired from Elmira trip.

Friday, December 3, 1948

Went to Grange. Cold there.

Saturday, December 4, 1948

Lois cleaned and washed woodwork.

Sunday, December 5, 1948

Went to church. Not too warm there. Frank's folks and Rolands and Mrs. Coleman here to dinner.

Monday, December 6, 1948

Did not wash. Stormy and windy. Went to Mansfield.

Tuesday, December 7, 1948

Jim and Lois down after eggs. Only sent 4 cases of eggs. Hope the hens come back pretty soon. Started working on hog pen today.

Wednesday, December 8, 1948

Went to church to decorate in p.m. Then went to Charlotte's to make out slips for businessmen's dinner.

Thursday, December 9, 1948

Xmas W.S.C.S. meeting at church. A good crowd and a good time.

Friday, December 10, 1948

Saturday, December 11, 1948

Cemented cellar. Went to Mansfield to do a bit of Xmas shopping. Joan came home with H. Tears. Lois worked.

Sunday, December 12, 1948

Went to church. Joan and Sterling furnished music. Joan went back with Lorraine.

Monday, December 13, 1948

Washed. Went to Mansfield and did some Xmas shopping.

Tuesday, December 14, 1948

Wednesday, December 15, 1948

Went to Troy. Got some medicine. My leg is bad again. Got some more Xmas gifts.

Thursday, December 16, 1948

cooked chickens and worked at church for Businessmen of Mansfield. Only 42 men came but they paid for 73.

Friday, December 17, 1948

About laid up with my leg. Clarice and Harlo stayed here in p.m.

Saturday, December 18, 1948

Lois cleaned and got up the clean curtains.

Sunday, December 19, 1948

Snowing hard. I did not drive to church. Went with Owen, Jim's folks with Carroll and another girl came down.

Monday, December 20, 1948

Washed. Quite a decent day. Got new cartridge for the pen. Writing Xmas cards.

Tuesday, December 21, 1948

Sent 6 cases. Hens up a bit. I like the egg washer quite well. Leg bothers quite badly.

Wednesday, December 22, 1948

Went to Christmas exercises at church. Good. Wayne and Harlo in them. Clarice wouldn't speak. Martha wouldn't even go up.

Thursday, December 23, 1948

Christmas preparations still going on.

Friday, December 24, 1948

Paige and family came this p.m. Then went for Joan. She drove Paige's car back. Grand opening at Shirley's.

Saturday, December 25, 1948

Christmas Day. McAdoo's and myself ate dinner at Smiths. Joan came. Traub's went to Marian's.

Sunday, December 26, 1948

I went to Mollie's for dinner with McAdoos. I got a 6 qt. Presto cooker. Also a nice silver chest. Now I lack silver.

Monday, December 27, 1948

McAdoos went back. A good day to go but it seems dreary and lonesome. Some warmer.

Tuesday, December 28, 1948

Sent 6 cases. Could have sent another. Hens doing a little better. Like the egg washer. Mollie about sick with cold.

Wednesday, December 29, 1948

Went to Mansfield to get some cards. Element burned out on Roland's heater. Wayne came to stay awhile. Started well drilling at church.

Thursday, December 30, 1948

Joan came home to-night to stay until Sat. noon. Bob and Dell out of the hospital finally (mistake, out to-morrow).

Friday, December 31, 1948

A bu. of oranges from Carl's and Myrtle.


8081 Braster Rd.

Bradford County PA
Chemung County NY
Tioga County PA

Published On Tri-Counties Site On 28 APR 2008
By Joyce M. Tice
Copyright  2008 by Joyce M. Tice
Transcribed for Tri-Counties by Carla McDonald
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