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Trella Hemmerly – 1952-12-31

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+.

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Trella Hemmerly – 1952-12-28

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.

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Trella Hemmerly – 1952-12-27

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.

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Trella Hemmerly – 1952-12-26

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.

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Trella Hemmerly – 1952-12-25

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.

As a mail carrier, it was the custom for families to tip the postman. Here is Ray Romine’s list.

List [on notepad paper – this could be “tips” from mail route customers]:
Xmas 1952

Barnhart 1.00
Reichenstein 4.00
Higham 3.00
Pocock 2.00
Kelly 2.00
Lan 10.00
LaMarche 2.00
Walters 2.00
Krigbaum 1.00
Maish 2.00
Poux 2.00
Brown 2.00
Hamburg 1.00
Guthery 5.00
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$39.00
Halsey 2.00
Allen 1.00
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$42.00
Garceau 3.00
Krohes 1.00
Harley Mayers 1.00
Yeager 2.50
Dean 1.00 [this could be John Dean’s family, as he grew up in Marion]
Zeisenheim 1.00
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$51.50

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Trella Hemmerly – 1952-12-23

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.

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Trella Hemmerly – 1952-12-22

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.