Saturday December 21st 1935
Walt went uptown to finish his Christmas shopping. Got the sander for Daddy. Then in the evening we went back. Just for a little things- tinsel etc.
Got to bed about 12:00. With the candy I brought home we have about 25 lb besides nuts and fruit.
Put snow on Spirea for a Christmas bouquet. Washed and ironed.
Friday December 20th 1935
Home on the bus. Wally met me. He hasn’t worked for two nights and probably won’t until after the holidays.
Heine got #6 bummed[?] up today.
Thursday December 19th 1935
Tried to find a “cold” knob for our bathroom. Too much variety however so gave it up.
Rained- froze and then snowed- such weather.
Irwin drove number 2 into a telephone pole- a man nearly smashed Bill’s Truck.
Got stuff ready to take home- listen to Rudy Vallee- made one hanky and half another.
So to bed 10. Wash my hair tonight.
Wednesday December 18th 1935
Halfway round a hanky at noon. I’m reading Cleopatra on the streetcar now. Got silk thread tonight and made 4 sachets. Addressed Christmas cards letter to Marjorie Dickey.
No letter from Wally? “One Man’s Family” “George Burns and Gracie Allen” “Fred Allen” my evenings radio entertainment.
And so to bed 10:00
Tuesday December 17th 1935
Just a little more and my Christmas shopping will be done. Got garters for Uncle Perry- false teeth brush for Grandma- printed silk and sachet powder to make sachets.
Parker cut soles to fit in the heel of my boot after work. Low heels didn’t fit.
Both my shoulder straps broke on my slip while shopping and I barely made it to the MJ Store before it fell off. They let me use their restroom to fix it. Got hose for Mary from Mother there. Crocheted this evening.
Monday December 16th 1935
Up at 5:30. Met Rita at corner. Got to work about 7:30.
Slept part of my lunch hour. Have my list made out that will finish my Christmas shopping. It will run about $20.
Bath, crochet bed early.
Sunday December 15th 1935
Sunday school -Wally didn’t go- headache. Home- wrapped packages finished typing play after dinner pot roast from beef from Uncle Roy’s- washed collar and got ready for BY. Mary an archer. Bernard Brooks and Rosina, Mary H. and Walt practiced the play. Finally learned their parts. Had sandwiches, waffles, ice cream, coffee for lunch. Moved lots of furniture to church (Barbara Bindley’s telephone for play made it look homey.) Quite a few guests for a play. Not so bad I guess. Bernard Brooks and Rosina up. Read funnies discussed Christmas presents got to bed about 11:15.
Saturday December 14th 1935
Up at 8:15. Breakfast downtown at 9:45. Got bathrobe at Lazarus for Wally $5.95. He met me at 11. Had hitched down. Here is our shopping: Shoes and rubbers for Wally at Gilbert’s. Garden book for Daddy Lazarus $1.79, set of dishes for mother C&F $1.95. Slip and dansette for Mary Clear-Syche $2.00- toaster for his mother, stocking with rubber bone it’s for Sonny. Purse for my mother. Had some pine sachet specially made up for me. Went to see Kay Francis in “I Found S Paris”. Out to Aunt May’s for supper. Mother and Daddy got there about 5:00. Got home about 9:30. Stopped a Wm. Eber[?] for little radio for play tomorrow.
Friday December 13th 1935
Special delivery from Walt saying Uncle Allen’s were not coming down tomorrow. Called Rita at noon. She’s going early so I decided to go on the bus tomorrow noon.
At 3:30 Walt called from Marion saying Mother and Daddy had decided to come so I think that will be swell.
Finished planning my by program tonight. I’ve made three hankies this week.
Thursday December 12th 1935
Felt rotten per usual but went to work.
They are planning Christmas Clubs deducted from your check now. I took one for $0.50 a week $25.
Ate yesterday’s lunch today. I hope the sausage wasn’t spoiled.
Crocheted and listened to Rudy Vallee program etc. To bed at 10:00.
Got letter from Wally at work. He wants to go to the Hartman Saturday to see “Tobacco Road”. I wrote back asking him to wait until he gets here to decide.