Wednesday, December 31, 1952
Home & nice Sandy supper; she went her mom’s at 5:00. I engaged Van for Friday. To Trella’s. WIlliam’s together for egg nog, & Rocky’s awhile, then evening at Trella’s. Swell lunch, looked my picture album. Home 2:30+.
Sunday, December 28, 1952
Nice (cold) day. Sandra Jean wouldn’t go hiking, riding nor ice skating, so I took off p.m. ala Hemmerly’s truck, found Trella & kids (& Beth) at Terradise; we loaded Mrs. Thomas’ things & took ’em to her. Posted more signs. Sandra Jean at her mom’s. I homed alone tonite. Trella & kids to Hutchman’s.
Saturday, December 27, 1952
Sandy & I dubbed cleaning things out and sorting, throw away, etc. Tonite Trella & I to Beringers’s new home ala places, etc.
Nice evening but Mrs. Hem [Hemmerly?] combed it a bit – I told Trella I wished I’d waited. Sandra Jean water trouble while I was gone.
Friday, December 26, 1952
Up & back to sleep awhile. Uptown 12:15, exchanging socks from Crawner, & shoppin’. Talked Quincy [?], Dick & Mary Howard. Trella out & we looked Xmas things & “inventoried” place. Sandra Jean in middle of. Home tonite, poohed.
Thursday, December 25, 1952
Swell Xmas – Sandra Jean & I had a Sandy a.m. again: She did wonderfully by me: sweatshirt, shorts, [illegible] tie, pens, etc. THen to Trella’s at 11 (Sandra Jean at her mom’s rest o’day)
Got electric shaver! & many nice things, her & for kids and Rockwells (dinner there): Then Trella & I to Terradise* – supper her house & 1. to GIll’s at Galion for wonderful evening – John home. 2. & David – home late!
* FIRST MENTION OF Terradise as name for 18 acres near Caledonia.
List [on notepad paper – this could be “tips” from mail route customers]:
Harley Mayers 1.00
Dean 1.00 [this could be John Dean’s family, as he grew up in Marion]
Wednesday, December 24, 1952
8 hrs – lotsa gifts from trip (I covered Hghts – Bob Hiss, Jerry Wessinger split rest) Sandra Jean & I to cemetery after work; supper, & enjoyed time, etc. after. Some TV too. Bed 10:45, me.
Tuesday, December 23, 1952
1 hr 9″ o’time. Home 2:30 & Sandra Jean & I had nice fish supper, went see lights, etc. Stopping shop (flower) for Mother’s cemetery piece & Trella’s awhile. Hazel Chase called Trella about Xmas nite. Bed 9:00.
Monday, December 22, 1952
Not too bad, tho lotsa cards. 5 till 12 in office, then carried 2 swings, back & cased till 4:40, sbout. Sandra Jean & I “delivered” gifts to Chestnut St, homies, then home & gift-looked & wrapped. Bed early, me. Warmish, rather.