Tuesday, March 20, 2018

Quilting into the night

Tues., January 14, 1936 - We had bean soup at school for dinner.  Talked a lot again tonite.
Wed., January 15, 1936 - Snowed a little this p.m.  I went with Niemans to Fischer's to quilt.  When we came home at 12:30, three inches of snow were on the ground and still snowing, no wind.
Thurs., January 16, 1935 - Clear and no wind.  Ray and Mom came at 4:00 p.m.  We went up to Morris' to Sophia's shower.  The ladies were just leaving.  She rec'd a lot of nice presents.  We got home about 10:00.  Fired up at the schoolhouse before we went to Nieman's.

Unless it was a day off from school, I have to say the 12:30 arrival back home was a.m., not p.m.  Why am I not surprised?  Quilters gotta quilt.  I do not know who ended up with the quilt in the photo or even if it was one Grandma quilted for someone else, but I like it.

Monday, March 19, 2018

Working from home

Sat., January 11, 1936 - At noon Ray took me to F. Nieman's to see about staying there next week.  It's OK with them.  Went to the dentist tonite, he wouldn't pull either of my teeth because they were still sore.  
Sun., January 12, 1936 - Mom and I went to church.  This p.m. Ray, Mom and I went to Kahlers, they weren't home so we went to Hoffman's.  Howard took me out to Nieman's tonite.
Mon., January 13, 1936 - The schoolhouse was pretty cold.  I took work home but didn't do much because we talked too much.  Donald T. treated us to candy, his birthday was yesterday.

I know all too much about taking work home at night and then not getting it done.  But, it has always been work that was not time-sensitive, so there was no horrible fallout.

For no particular reason, here is a photo of some of my day lilies from last year.

Friday, March 16, 2018

A heat wave and some beans

Wed., January 9, 1936 - Goodlings thermometer registered 8 degrees above this morning.  We didn't talk quite so late tonite.  I'm sleeping on the davenport which is in the dining room.  I start the fire in the mornings.
Thurs., January 9, 1936 - So warm today that it thawed this afternoon.  We started hot lunches today, our first lunch being mashed potatoes and pickled beans.
Fri., January 10, 1936 - Mr. Goodling took me to town after supper.  Ray, Willie and Lillie got back at 6:00 p.m.  Edna R. came with them.  Ray can't join the navy.  He couldn't pass the physical exam.  We went to Carroll to John and Sophia's charivari dance.  Peter J., Eddie P., Jimmy J. and Howard came from installation at Wayne at intermission.  I went home with Howard.

I wonder why Uncle Ray had troubles with the Navy's physical examination.

I wonder when I last had dilly beans, one version of pickled beans.  I also wonder if I should grow some beans this year just so I can can some dilly beans.  Hmmm.

Thursday, March 15, 2018

Playing marbles

Sun., January 5, 1936 - Snowy and cold.  Ray, Willie, and Lillie came in tonite about 5:00.  They're going to Omaha tomorrow.  Ray is going to take the examinations to join the Navy.  Howard brought me out to Goodlings tonite.
Mon., January 6, 1936 - Schoolhouse cold.  Cold all day outside.  Went to installation tonite.  Howard and the girls came with Leo & Nels because their car isn't working right.  Carroll installed Rebekahs & Winside the Odd Fellows.  I was installed as secretary.
Tues., January 7, 1936 - Still real cold.  Spring must be coming because the boys brought their marbles to school today.  We talked until about 10:30 tonite.   21 degrees below zero this a.m.

Having never played marbles -- I was fond of jacks, however -- I looked up the rules.  It seems pretty simple but I do not have plans to play anytime soon.  My knees would never forgive me.  The cartoon is from the 1950's, but I still thought it was cute.  Also believe Grandma would have gotten a chuckle out of it.

Tuesday, March 13, 2018

Car troubles, or rather trouble with a car

Thurs., January 2, 1936 - Schoolhouse cold this morning.  Ray brought me to school and came after me.  To Carroll for installation tonite.  Ray went along.  We thought Sophia & John were going to have their charivari dance tonite but they're not having it until next Friday nite.
Fri., January 3, 1936 - Ray took me to school again.  I was going to drive but I had trouble starting the car.  Ray left it in that extra gear last nite and I couldn't get it out of that.
Sat., January 4, 1936 - Slept late.  Started a blouse out of my old green silk dress.  Ray went up to Uncle Hans' to the dance up there tonite.  I didn't care about going.

I do not know what kind of car Grandma was talking about, but here's a photo of the interior of a random 1935 automobile.  Quite different from today's cars to say the least.

Friday, March 9, 2018

Too busy to write until almost 1936

Wed., December 18, 1935 - Mr. Podoll came after Mrs. Podoll's dress.  He happened to mention that Alma was home.  So I went up there to tell her she was on the lodge Xmas treat committee.
Tues., December 31, 1935 - Didn't do much today.  Tonite I made my tally cards for tomorrow nite.  Went to bed about 10:30.
Wed., January 1, 1936 - Bernice Hoffman was here a few minutes this morning.  We worked like the dickens for the party tonite.  Francis, Hank, Don & Mildred W. weren't here.  We had oodles of oyster soup.

It seems Grandma had a very busy holiday season for her to miss so many days in her diary.  I am guessing she had lots of fun.

Oyster soup.  I have wanted so much to like it, but haven't gotten there yet.  It looks good (rather like potato soup, which I love) and smells good.  I tried just the broth once, thinking maybe the oysters themselves were the problem, but nope.  So far, oyster soup and I are not on good terms.  Photo from addapinch.com.

Wednesday, March 7, 2018

Outing and abouting

Sun., December 15, 1935 - Ray didn't have to work today.  Howard came in tonite.  We went to Wayne and saw James Cagney in "Frisco Kid".  Ray went along with us.
Mon., December 16, 1935 - To Leffler's party tonite.  Rews, Iversens, Gladys R., Ethel, Lydia Kant and myself were there.  We had an exchange of gifts.  Howard's 28th birthday.
Tues., December 17, 1935 - The kids were going to Elmer's tonite for his birthday but I stayed home to get some much needed sleep.

Grandma doesn't say if she liked the movie.  From the summary (taken from wikipedia), I have to say I do not think it would be one of my favorites -- way too much going on to keep straight.  Great movie poster, however.

     "In San Francisco in the 1850s, a city where gold fever has left shipowners short-handed, Bat Morgan, a sailor come ashore is robbed and nearly shanghaied aboard another ship. Managing to escape, he sticks around town to pay back those responsible and then to take a cut in the action in the vice district. Organizing the various gambling houses (and other forms of vice implied but, for Code reasons, not explicitly stated) into a consolidated enterprise in alliance with a corrupt city boss, Jim Dailey, he comes into conflict with a crusading newspaper, run by Jean Barrat, the daughter of the late murdered publisher, and Charles Ford, the idealistic editor.

     Loyal to his friends, even when they are on the other side, Bat Morgan protects the editor, when Jim Dailey orders him eliminated. He also falls in love with Jean, but his way of life and lack of any morality beyond looking out for number one make a permanent relationship all but impossible.

     Riled at a judge's snub, he determines to bring his Barbary Coast crowd to the opening night at the Opera House, which the Judge has opened as an alternative place of amusement to the gambling dens. A gambler, Paul Morra, shoulders his way into the judge's box and on a flimsy excuse, murders him. The outrage provokes a public outcry, and when Morra is arrested and jailed and a lynch mob gathers, crying for his blood, Bat arranges his release, not so much because he likes him as because he owes him a debt of gratitude for having started him on the upward rise.

     Soon after, Ford is murdered by Jim Dailey in a bar-room fight. Jean blames Bat, holding him responsible for all the evil done by those who work with him. A vigilance movement sets out to clean up the town, rounding up Morra and Dailey, and hanging them both. When the lowlife of the Barbary Coast determine to pay it back by wrecking the press and burning the city, Bat Morgan convinces them to do otherwise. Trying to keep them from fighting back as the vigilantes come to destroy the Coast, he is shot in the back by one of the underworld forces and captured by the vigilantes. Jean Barrat saves him from hanging, and he is permitted to go free, on her parole."