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Trella Hemmerly – 1975-12-25

Thursday, December 25, 1975
Howard had musical watering can & chikadee feeder & covered bridge feeder for me. I gave him shirt & electric blanket. Kathi & kids out about 12 & had a time restraining them from bags Santa left. Mary, Rocky & Mother arrived about 2 & David, Karen & Sarah about 2:30 – Utter confusion, but fun. Kathi gave me 3 musical angels from the shop & pop corn popper & History of America. David & Karen gave pictures of Sarah. Had fresh callie cooked in Corningware & sweet potatoes dinner. Everybody left about 6.

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Trella Hemmerly – 1975-12-24

Wednesday, December 24, 1975
Cold 7 degrees – but sunny.
Up at 6:30 & wrote cards for all employees to go in their parfait glasses from Hotel Harding & their checks. Put rocks in each glass – (some stores actually selling “Pet Rocks” for $4.98!) . All orders were up last night so day went well 5 delivery vehicles. Got 40 more poinsettias from Nachurs & also sold the 25 on consignment from Buds. Finished by 5. Gang gave me 5 Corning Ware cook set! To Mary’s for supper. They had picked up Howard. They gave me a great tripod & the Exotica Manual. Mother gave me Atlas that belonged to [her fathter] Emmanuel M. Sheneman.

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Trella Hemmerly – 1975-12-23

Tuesday, December 23, 1975
Kathi draggin’ with cold. I made chili & took in for lunch & bought Famous Chicken & potato salad & cole slaw for supper. Bought “Pot Luck” Norelco cookers for Karen, Kathi & Mary $40 each.
Bud’s wife brought 50 more poinsettias & I picked up 20 more at Nachurs. Should be about right.
Left shop at 8:30 exhausted. Crew still working. Went to sleep in bath tub & in bed at 10:30.

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Trella Hemmerly – 1975-12-22

Monday, December 22, 1975
140 Deliveries – 3 vehicles one every 10 minutes!
Saturday sales totalled $4,983! But receipts still off $2,000 from a year ago.
Judy’s prize poodle killed & Laura’s daughter in car accident – but only bumped on leg. Cindy passed out & went home.
Ordered 50 more poinsettias from Bud – Carey Greenhouses – almost out except $15 ones.
Figured & wrote Bonus check – Bonuses $3,800 + $1,150 Keogh.
Garage almost empty of Christmas greens & all wreaths sold.