Anna L., age 75, Illinois

Did a big wash, Mrs. B. came over for coffee. Her group playing cards at Mrs. Belcher’s this P.M. So cold, clothes froze stiff hard to get off the line. Front line broke as the last pieces were taken down. Lo had den lamp fixed. New switch, so good, have missed it.

Anna L., age 76, Illinois

New Year’s Day. Up early. Had two breakfast guests Jim and G.B. Lo did many things. Took care of ornaments etc. put away in attic. I did kitchen work then out to cabin. Watched parade on color T.V. Fed cats milk let them on porch. Lo took care of water softener and fed ponies. Burned greens and cut up tree. No cleaning, too tired so just picked up. Came home at 3:30, so very quiet.

Anna L., age 75, Illinois

(Service class.) Mrs. B. had called last nite to ask about rolls. Told her the sad news. Edna called about having the meeting, told her I’d be there. Took things all over while it was day lite. Had hair appt. so kept that too. Lo had been up this A.M. to tell Bess, she came down in P.M. I was at cabin so she came over for a while, later we went back over the fence and had coffee. Lo took Bess home, she went to cabin. I went to Mrs. B.’s. A good crowd and party.

Anna L., age 75, Illinois

Loie’s birthday. Joe and Jim came up to set laundry tubs. Jim helped a little while then went. Ralph came and cemented a few holes. Joe didn’t finish until nearly noon. Lo called to say she wanted to go to Elgin which we did. Came to cabin quite early ate and were home right after 7:30 when ‘phone range and Dorothy called to say her mother had passed away. Sitting in her chair when D. got home. Lo sent telegram to Ruth, later I wrote to Harry too. Called Ole. Went to Carrie’s with the news. Zella called to wish Lo happy birthday.

Anna L., age 75, Illinois

Picked Carrie up quite early. She not good her back and side besides her cold. She went to S.S. and church as usual. Came here and ate her dinner. In a short time she wanted to go home. We went to cabin did some things then home. Lo wrapped packages. Helen came had coffee with us. After she had gone Lo made a batch of cookies. I had things out and measured. Called Beloit. Expect painters tomorrow.

Anna L., age 75, Illinois

Was at Mrs. B.’s in forenoon had coffee. She going home with Myrtle in P.M. Joe came and disconnected tubs. Later Jim and Ralph came, broke it up and took it away. So heavy. Did some ironing. Carrie went downtown in P.M. and to Mrs. Merchants at nite! Caught cold.