Mary Ann came Tuesday nite. I had cleaned and picked up everything but last minute things. Over to Carries with papers. Saw Mrs. B. as usual. I had taken tree in and later got it in hall. Had to straighten it a little and decorate it, no lites.
Called Dorothy in eve. Cleaned up stairs good. Did dozens of other things. Went to Grace L. church to hear Florence B. Ellis. Very good. Helen took us and we picked Beas up too as Alvena had given her a ticket. Seemed to enjoy it.
Lily wanted to take us to dinner to celebrate our birthdays so went to Lake Lawn. Came home about six. Wanted nothing more to eat so addressed cards and wrote on many of them. Loie had wrapped gifts before.
Wind bad again. Went to Carrie’s after doing some work. Mrs. B. wanted me to come in when I went to Carrie’s. Mae P. came in P.M. While at coffee Mrs. Elfer came, she had tea. After getting home from cabin Lo made batch of fruit cookies.
Talked with Edna in the A.M. Mary Blum called. She knew of Mary’s death. Mrs. B. had been here for coffee. Katherine Renich came in P.M. we had coffee and Fattigman. Lo had planned to go to Elgin so did after eating. Had letter from Harry, bad snow storm there about 10 days ago. Very cold today, wind bad.
Mrs. B. went to her grw. circle. Mary Pierce came in P.M. Also went down to Loie’s, met Vi in drug store. Went to cabin had steak. Came home quite early.
(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.
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.
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.
Baked strawberry pie made jello and cooked meat. Helen and Jim happy to eat with us. Helen brot us 3 pr. hose for our birthdays. I cleaned all around as it was such a nice bright day.