A New Year for Auntie – 1932

There was a lot of interest in Dora’s diary so I searched and found another diary to share with you.  The last time I shared 1928.  I don’t have the next three years and I am not sure if she kept a diary those years so I’ll fill in what I know about them.  Angie and her son Carl were living with Auntie, in 1930 Carl’s brother Bob was born and in 1931 Angie had a girl, Angie May.  Also living at home was Guy, who was going to Keene every night to see Helen.  He married Helen and in 1930 they had a son, Warren Guy.  Now Auntie had five grandchildren because Herman (Bing) also had a daughter, Phylis.  The five year diary became popular and Auntie (Dora) got her first one and this is where we pickup their lives.

Jan. 1, 1932  Fri. Cloudy  Did house work.  Guy & Helen here for dinner.  Went to Peterboro in evening with Herman’s folks to picture.  Way back hoome Good.

Jan. 2 Sat.   Our first snow storm all day.  Just did house work & sent Angie’s mending   18 cents.

Jan 3,  Sun.  Storm & clearing  Went to church then wrote letters in evening  Joe Bolio got hurt at mill today.

Jan. 4  Mon  Did washing.  toook care Warren tonight.  Gertie was over in P.M.

Jan. 5,  Tue.  Fair & warm   Did house work and sewed.

Jan. 6.  Wed.  Rain   Snow all gone.  did house work   made Carl pair pants & ironed .

Jan. 7  Thur  Fair & warm.  did house work went to Ladies Aid at Kiningston’s  8 members present. over to Emma in a.m.

Jan. 8  Fri   Fair & cold.  did house work & sewed lots.  went to Says store & Mrs. Winn.  S.P. to Keene.  Pd Allie $10.00 on bill.

Jan 9.  Sat.  Fair & warm   Did house work and took care of Warren till midnight.  He has bad cold.

Jan. 10   Sun. Cold & scauly.  Went to church and read.

Jan. 11  Mon.  Fair and warm.  Did house work and went over to Maud all day  she cut my dress.

Jan.  12  Tue. Warm  Did house work & sewed   made a dress for Angie.  didn’t feel very well.

Jan. 13, Wed.  did house work and went to Ladies Aid to quilt tieing.  Tied two quilts   one for Mr Witon.

Jan. 14  Thur  Clear & warm   Did lot of house work and run over to Emma’s a minute   finished dress & quilt.

Jan. 15  Fri.  Rain & warm  Rainbow this morning.  did house work & washed windows   sewed in P.M.

Jan. 16   Sat  Fair & cooler.  Did house work.  S.P, went to Keene.  Mrs.  Winn was in this P.M.

Jan. 17  Sun.  Warm & sleety   Went to church in evening.  Helen went to Troy for a few days.  Herman & Phylis over in P.M.

Jan. 18  Mon.  Cool & fair.  Did washing.  Guy here for dinner and supper.

Jan. 19.  Tues.  Fair & warm  Did house work & sewed.  Went over to Guy’s in P.M.  Cards started at mill today.

Jan. 20  Wed.  Mild & clear.  Did house work & sewed.  Mill looked good.  Spinning started.

Jan. 21  Thur  Cloudy & moderate.  Did house work & sewed on my dress.  most done.

Jan. 22  Fri.   Warm & cloudy  Did house work.  Mrs. Dislets up.  Went to Chesham to supper & entertainment.  Had a good time.  Looms started tonight.

Jan. 23.  Sat.  Warm & rain.  Did house work   went to Guy’s in P.M.  icy.  Herman got me some hocks  6 lb  11oz.

Jan 24  Sun.  Cloudy & warm   storm   Did house work and went to church.

Jan. 25   Mon.  Began in mill today.  6 burlers in.

Jan. 26  Tues.  Fair & warm   Worked in mill.

Jan. 27  Wed.  Rain & snow.  Worked in mill.  went to vestry for dinner  L.A.  tied quilt.

Jan. 28  Thur.  Fair   worked in mill   made pie at night.

Jan. 29  Fri   Cold & wind  Worked in mill Went to Marlboro  was installed as chaplin   Paul came after us   a large crow.  Weighted 120 today.

Jan. 30  Sat.  Fair & cool Did house work and worked in mill 1/2 day.

Jan. 31  Sun.  Very cold & windy  Did house work and went to church.   Annual meeting tonight.

MEMO   Angie’s slip  32 in all told.  Mill started January 19 -32.  I began  Jan. 25.  Charlie Silver married Jan. 30  1932.

Well that is Jan – 1932  more to come.  I spent the day baking.  I made 8 dozen country biscuits to use up most of the left over ham and the last of the brick of cheddar cheese.  Then we canned the last of the peaches and got 10 pints.  That finishes the peaches.   We pulled the last of the beets and carrots and I froze part of the beets that we could not eat today and tomorrow.   Have a great day.

About Carol (Ouma) Petts

I am a retired teacher. I have taught all levels from kindergarten through college and have been retired now for over 20 years. The last ten years we have lived on a farm and lived off the land, growing our own food and canning for our extended family. Now we have sold the farm and are moving to Florida to truly retire. I guess I have always had a short attention span as this is our 11th move. We have moved from a small farm in New Hampshire, to more city type living, small business adventures, focusing more on traveling, Florida living, Georgia, and Tennessee farming and now back to Florida. My blog is a way to keep my children up to date on what I am doing and letting them know I am still alive and well. My children are spread across the country from New England to Florida, Nova Scotia to New Mexico and CA and several places between, They let me know what they are up to by commenting on my blog but they are so busy with their own lives most times I have to assume " no news is good news". Now I are starting on a new adventure so will try to give daily updates until we get settled into a routine. Then I know even if I am getting older and should settle down I will start looking for some new and exciting adventure to start. Welcome aboard. Norman died Oct 30, 2017 so I am continuing the journey alone with the aid of my children, grand children and great grand children. At present I am living with my daughter and we are 7 in one house and cover four generations. We range in age from 7 to 85 and are finding common ground, we are living proof that multi generations can live and function in a three bedroom house if they really want to. Soon my grandson will have his house built next door so we all will have a room of their own except for the seven year old twins who by choice will share a room.
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