July 1932

July 1   Fri.  Fair at night snow.  Did house work and went to Emma’s.  Mrs. Shipinar was here.

July 2.  Sat.  Fair  Worked at the Wait place cleaning.  Harry Blair washed windows.

July 3.  Sun.  Fair & windy   Did house work & walked over to Herman’s a few minutes.  Phylis is sick.

July 4.  Mon.  Rain   Worked over to Dublin in all day   Blair carryed me over.

July 5.  Tues.  Fair  Did house work.

July 6.  Wed.  Fair   Did house work & went over to Helens in P.M.

July 7.  Thurs.  Fair  Did washing & sewed.  Mrs Hall here in a.m.  My chair came today.  Cloutir cought a 5 lb salmon.

July 8  Fri.  Rainy    Did house work.  Cloutie caught another salmon  6 lb   Began (can’t make out this word)  today.

July 9  Sat.  Fair & cool   Did house work & went to Libary.  Warren was sick today.

July 10  Sun. Fair   Did house work & went over to Helens.  Warren was quite sick with his tooth.

July 11.  Mon.  Fair   Did house work & went to see Warren   he was better.

July 12.  Tues.  Fair  Went up to Angie  on early train   Walked out got there about 12-40.  Everyone surprised.

July 13.  Wed.  Fair  Cleaned angie sitting room & front hall.  Besides did dishes & little other work.

July 14.  Thurs.  Fair  Cleaned Angies (?)  bedrooms & milk room.  ironed & dishes.

July 15.  Fri.  Fair   did the kitchen & sink room & backroom.  Angie went to town & I stayed alone.

July 16. Sat.   Fair   Did general work & got the bedroom upstars in shape.

July 17.  Sun.  Fair with shower   Helped with work & came home from Angies.  everyone fine.

July 18  Mon.  Fair  Did house work and went raseberry with S.P.

July 19  Tues.  Fair   Did washing and went up to see the peas.

July 20   Wed.    Fair  Went rasberry in a.m.  up to Kennedy lot  got about three qts.

July 21.  Thurs.  Fair   Went rasberry with Fanny (Luoma) got about three qts.

July 22.  Fri.  Fair  Did house work & made resberry jelly    went to Guys a minute.

July 23   Sat.  Showers  Went rasberry with Guy & Levina  got 4 qts  sold a quart.  Sherman worked in mill today.

July 24  Sun.  Fair   Did house work & went up & picked peas    first ones.

July 25  Mon.  Fair & hot   Washed picked peas & canned them.

July 26  Tues.  Fair & hot  Did house work & picked my beans in yard.

July 27  Wed.  Fair with showers   Did house work & picked peas.  3 pecks.

July 28 Thurs. Fair   ironed for Emma.  shed gave me $1.00  S.P. went up & picked peas alone  bought oil  1 gal of  E

July 29  Fri.  Fair  Picked two bushels peas.  sold to Alick.  Went to pictures with Sam Willard & his maid.

July 30  Sat. Fair  Did house work and went to Keene with Guy & Helen.

July 31  Sun.  Showers  Did nothing  went to Herman’s & (can’t read this word) for John,  they went to the animal farm.

I kept busy this morning.  I made an apple pie, cut spiced and froze four apple pies.  Took the peelings and cores and added a small hand full of grapes for color and made a jar of apple jelly.  Made two loaves of bread and canned 9 1/2 quarts of dill pickles for Tom and the family.  Norman cleaned up the ground under the apple trees.  He pruned off the lower branches of the Winesap so he could work under the tree and he trimmed and shaped the forsythia bush.  That was a monster and taking over the whole hill.  Then it got hot so will finsh that job tomorrow and I will help weed out under the fruit trees and fertilize the trees before we mulch them.   I cooked mustard greens for dinner but forgot to serve them so will have them in the salad tonight with the warm bread.    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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