Sunday, October 6, 2013

May 1941, Week 1

May 1
Thurs - Went down to moms and stayed after dinner. Joe was here fro dinner. Tonite, mom, snooks and Helen Parks and I saw the academy award winner, Ginger Rogers in "Kitty Foyle". Joe picked us up.

May 2
Fri - Joe stayed home until after dinner. I went to Helens. They were cleaning house, then later went mushroom hunting. I sat in the car -- Joe didn't get home until eleven. We didn't go to the class party.

May 3
Sat - Felt a little better. Ironed while Snooky cleaned up the house. Baked two rhubard pies. Joe came home early, for supper, and then went to a meeting at Parmells. I stayed at moms.

May 4
Sun - Its so warm. We didn't go to S.S. Joe's taking the enamel off the cabinet. We went to church tonite, and Joe took part in the Mens program. After church Joe & I went with Helen to the restaurant

May 5
Mon - Was sure hot today
Went to my doctor at Ladoga. Everything normal
Came home & Mr & Mrs Wolf came, this eve; mom, Mildred, Glen & Gwennie. After Wolfs left all of us went to the show & saw Lil Abner. To bed about 11:00.

May 6
Tues - Our first rain in ages. A slow rain worth millions
Packed some things. Mom & Snooky came down for supper. We had chilli & lemon pie. Putchy has something wrong with his kidneys. Wonder if its poison?

May 7
Wed - Took Putchy down to moms
He apparently feels alrite but can hardly control his kidneys. I'm worried about him.

"Kitty Foyle" was a 1940 movie about a lower middle class gal who falls in love with a wealthy socialite. It isn't the happiest of movies and not the kind of story Hollywood normally put out.

"Li'l Abner" also came out in 1940 and the biggest name in it was Buster Keaton of silent film fame. He played Lonesome Polecat in this rural comedy adapted from the popular comic strip.

Putchy the tomcat reappears and this time there really is cause for worry. It appears his wanderings have gotten him into a pickle.

Thursday, August 8, 2013

April 1941, End

Apr. 22
Tues - Was deathly sick at my stomach all day. Joe came home early & went to the conservation clubs fish supper. Helen, mom, Snooky & I drove over to Mildreds. Letter from Daisy S. today.

Apr. 23
Wed - Still terribly upset. Joe bought 2 lbs of the smelt last nite & I asked mom & snooky for dinner. Went down & had mushrooms at their house tonite.

Apr. 24
Thur - I was down to moms most of the day. Came home & did about 2/3 of my ironing. I throw up so much. I haven't been able to record anything in this only sickness

Apr. 25
Fri - Still sick. Mom & Snooky here for supper. Mildred, Glen & Gwennie came for a while tonite. Glen has a job at Lafayette.  S. Wray wanted him to barber here.

Apr. 26
Sat - Washed my hair & fixed my dress. Baked 2 rhubarb pies. Feel better. Tonite Joe & Helen, Lucile, Golda & Cecil & Joe & I, went to the ssurprise on Windy. He was sure surprised Came home & threw up the refreshments.

Apr. 27
Sun - Went to S.S. this a.m. To moms for dinner. We all went mushroom hinting & fishing today. Went to C'Ville tonite with Helen & Joe P. Ate sundaes, and went to the skating rink & watched the skaters.

Apr. 28
Mon -  Went down to moms for dinner. Was over to Mildred M's a while. Mom & Snooky were here for supper. Joe bought some new shoes today

Apr. 29
Went out to Helens this afternoon. Hal. Lucile was here & asked me to go with her a musicale at Thorntown tonite. Mildred & Windy, Mom & Snooks were here tonite. Aunt Nina & Morrison came down tonite.

Apr. 30
Joe & I, Mom & Snooks, Helen & Ab, Nina & M. went  mushroom hunting. Found some. Aunt Nina & Morrison went back today. Joe & I rented Bill Breaks house today. Helen P, Mildred M, & Lucile & I were at Parnells tonite, to arrange Mothers Day Prog.

The misery of the pregnancy continues and I can identify with Mamie's entry on the 24th. There's no way to convey how the entry trailed off down the side, yet the frustration is clear enough in the words. This is why I'm unable to maintain a daily journal for it ends up being filled with illness and pain which nobody would want to read -- especially me.

Once again the sheer amount of socializing amazes me. They were different times.

Sunday, August 4, 2013

April 1941, Week Three

Apr. 15
Tues - I havent had fire for a week. Joe cleaned yard & I cleaned the store room; partly. Went to the country with him after dinner & Mildred Maxwell was here the rest of the afternoon. We all M& S, M & G & I wen to the show "Laddie" tonite.

Apr. 16
Wed -  It rained last nite & Helen took us mushroom hinting too early. I started feeling so bad after we got home I went to moms. Felt better after dinner. Walked to town with Snooks this eve. Joe came early; we all had supper at moms.

Apr. 17
Thus - Joe mowed & cleaned the yard. Snooky came down & ironed for me. Went down to moms & it rained. Mildred, Gwennie, Mom & Snooks came home with me for supper.

Apr. 18
Fri - A nice day. Spring is sure early. Everything in bloom. Joe spaded on the garden. Went to C'Ville with Joe, and on out to aunt Matties. Got to feeling bad. came home about 6:30. & went to bed.

Apr. 19
Sat - Moms birthday 55th. Joe & I went fishing (2 sunfish)
Went down to moms & spent the afternoon. Aunt Nina & Carl Jr surprised us by driving up. Carl went to the alumni banquet. They'll stay for the dinner tomorrow

Apr. 20
(Sun) - Cold. Aunt Florence, & Fred Marian & baby, Nina & Dr Carl, aunt Vyda & Ward, Mildred, Glen & Gwennies mom & Snooks, Joe & I, Jack & Jackie were to Helens for mom & aunt Vydas birthday dinner. Tonite, Helen, mom, Snooky, aunt Vyda & I went to church. Uncle George came after aunt Vyda tonite

Apr. 21
Mon - Didn't do much this a.m. Mom & Snooky washed. This afternoon we walked out to the covered bridge, & found 5 tiny mushrooms. [A little early for them.] Was sick & threw up several times tonite.

The pregnancy doesn't sound like a smooth one at this point.

"Laddie" was a 1940 remake of the 1926 movie adaptation of the novel of the same name. The only names in the cast that rang a bell were Peter Cushing in a supporting role and Joan Carroll. IMDB does not have much on the film. Wikipedia has a very brief plot description: "A farmer romances an English girl."

Sunday, July 21, 2013

April 1941, Week Two

Apr. 8
Tues - A warm day. I took my dinner & went down to moms to cook it. After dinner we helped clean up the yard where Uncle Dan had cleaned cut the trees. Letter from  George B. from Niagara Falls. Joe got home about 8 tonite.

Apr. 9
Wed - Letter from Ethel. A nice day
Went to the pre-Easter services at the church tonite. Afterward went with Lucile to Mildred & Wendys to pay respects to Austin Maxwell.

Apr. 10
Thurs - Joe & I went to the creek & looked around this a.m. & to Ladoga this afternoon. Visited Ethel, Mrs Jones & Mrs Gich. Ate Supper at Ethels
It was a beautiful day.

Apr. 11
Fri -  Dad passed away  4 years ago today.
We went fishing & caught a few undersize sunfish & threw them back. Came home & ate dinner. Laid down after dinner. Went to Easter services tonite. Mom, Snooks & Lucille P.  came home with me. Lucile Stayed until 11:00 o'clock

Apr. 12
Sat -  A beautiful, warm day. Had the house open. Cleaned up the house & ironed. We went after greens. Mom, Snooks & I went to see 'Chad Hanna'. Smith came in the show
Joe was at Abs Place. I came home with him.

Apr. 13
Sun - Easter
Went to S.S. & church [102 at S.S.] It was actually hot. To moms for dinner. To the woods with Helen and Joe Parks. Came home & went  to C'Ville for "double-dips". They spent the evening here. Boy, but I'm sore & tired tonite.

Apr. 14
Mon- Went down to Moms today. It is still warm. Mildred & Windy have been here twice when we weren't home. Mildred came down tonite. She doesnt feel very well.

Chad Hanna was a 1940 circus melodrama set in 1840's upstate New York and starred Henry Fonda and Dorothy Lamour.

Mamie was referring to attendance at Sunday school rather than the temperature when she wrote 102. That's impressive for a small town church even in the more religious times of the early 20th Century.

Monday, April 29, 2013

April 1941, Week One

Apr. 1
Tues - Mom, Snooky, Helen & Ab went to uncle Carls funeral today. I was by myself all day and until midnite tonite. Joe has sold $7000 of Life ins. last nite & tonite.

Apr. 2
Wed - Felt bad all day. Snooky  came & cleaned up the house. Wnt down to moms this afternoon & went to bed. I wish I felt better. This is awful

Apr. 3
Thurs -  It rained. Snooky & I walked out to Helens this afternoon. I ate two bowls of soup. Went to moms for supper & ate a T Bone steak. We saw Tin Pan Alley with Alice Faye, Betty Grable, John Oayne, Jack Okie

Apr. 4
Fri - Was by myself all day. Snooky & mom helped Helen clean house
Went down to moms for supper.
Joe came after me about 8:00

Apr. 5
[Sat.] - Snooky cleaned up the house & then ironed this afternoon. She & mom wer here for dinner & supper. I felt better. Mrs Gray & Mrs Brown called on me.

Apr. 6
[Sun] - Worse again. Went down to moms for co-op dinner. Mom went to Mr Jennings funeral. Mrs.W (can't make out the name - Patrick) Weliever came to see mom, and old neighbor of 25 yrs ago --

Apr. 7
Mon - Snooky here this a.m, to help. Letter from Mrs Jones. -- Snooky & I walked to the covered bridge after dinner. A beautiful day. Mom out to Helen. Mildred was here. We got books from the library & read tonite.

Mamie must have felt too ill to go to the funeral since she was so fond of Uncle Carl. It looks like moving out has helped the relationship with her mother a great deal.

Tin Pan Alley was a 1940 musical set during WWI. This was typical fare of the era and even the smallest of towns had a movie theater of some kind. Darlington's was a tiny one!

Saturday, April 6, 2013

March 1941, End

Mar. 29
Sat - Got up & moped all day. Did bake two pies for tomorrow - for company. -- Got word that dear uncle Carl Rudolph passed away today. It just makes me heartsick
We loved him so much.

Mar. 30
Sun - Joes dad & Mary here. Had ham loaf - pea salad - scalloped potatoes - green beans & peach pie. After dinner we went to the park & old mill. Made ice cream in the evening, & played cards.

Mar. 31
Mon - Had mom & Snooky for dinner, to help eat up leftovers. Feel awful. Went down to moms for the evening. Joe didn't come & I walked the floor. At 2:20 Snooky & I walked up home & found him in bed. Had been since 11:30 Grrrrrrr!
Rev. Strawmeyer called to see how I was.

Now I'm curious about Carl Rudolph since this is the first I've heard about him outside of being a name in the family tree.

Joe was not Mr. Sensitive and that is an understatement.

March 1941, Week 4

Mar. 22
Sat - Snooky was here this morning. Went out to Helens, with the aunts & mom this afternoon. Was awfully sick tonite. No one realizes how awfully sick I am, not even Joe.

Mar. 23
Sun - I didn't feel like S.S or church. Joe took me out riding along Sugar Creek, and it seemed spring-like. Oh, if I could only feel like myself once more!

Mar. 24
Mon - Snooky is going to stay here for a while. Walked down to moms this afternoon. Have tootache tonite. I feel like Hell

Mar. 25
Tues - Snooky & I walked out to Helens & I took a bath. Believe I feel a tiny bit better, but my tooth hurt. Was awake nearly all nite with this filled tooth hurting. Just suffered awful

Mar. 26
Wed - Joe took me to the dentist at C'Ville. He took an ex-ray. Told me what to use, hot salt water. We went to Ladoga & out to Marys; I used it & got relief. We stayed for supper.

Mar. 27
Thur - My sick stomach came back on me today
Letter from aunt Nena - Snooky came and did my work. Helen Parks came by for  me to go to the show, but I didnt feel like going. Snooky stayed all nite.

Mar. 28
Fri - Mildred & Mom & Helen came in a few minutes this evening. I feel worse than ever. Had to miss the Sunday School party tonite. Joe went & I guess they had a good time.

C'Ville is Crawfordsville. 

I can't help identifying with Mamie's feelings about being sick. People are so wrapped up in their lives that they simply don't notice others sufferings.