Thus - Went down to Moms for dinner. Putchy is better. Raked in the yard after dinner
Joe came home awhile. Baked pigs in blankets for supper. We all saw "Tobacco Road" tonite.
Fri - Went out to Moms & as Snooky didn't feel well went with her to do Helens week-end cleaning
They came home with me tonite, & Mom & I did my ironing. Lucile Parnell came in and spent the evening. Joe came at 9:00.
Sat - Mr McCafferty papered the kitchen & bath
We went out to Helens tonite for a roast duck dinner. It was awfully good.
Sun - Joe took a prospect to C'Ville about a shop - after dinner we went after mustard greens. He took the paint off the cabinet - Were almost ready for church when, Mildred, Glen, Gwennie, Mom & Snooks came in. We didn't go
Mon - Ab & Major Rumbar went to Canada - to fish.
Straightened up some things & went over to Moms for dinner. After dinner we came back here & hung the rest of the curtains etc. Helen, Mom, Snooky & I saw "Tall, Dark & Handsome" It was swell.
Tues - Feel bad again. Went over to Moms & gave her chair arms, a fresh coat of stain.
Threw up dinner & took a nap. Stayed at Moms until bed-time. Joe went to the show here, after we had all raved so over it.
Wed - It was terribly hot today. Snooky washed my windows outside. Joe came home early. Helen, Mom, Snooky, Joe & I went over to Mildreds tonite. Mom & Snooky stayed to visit.
The way Mamie wrote out the sentence about Ab & Major going to Canada amuses me. It may be just interpretation, but it looks like she thought the reason was pretty silly.
It is hard to imagine almost every small town having its own movie theater in our entertainment saturated environment and even harder to understand going multiple times a month. TV really did change things and I no longer think it was for the better.
"Tobacco Road" was of course John Ford's adaptation of the famous Broadway stage play about hillbillies trying to save their farm.
"Tall, Dark and Handsome" starred Caesar Romero as a gangster thought to be ruthless but was secretly a softie unable to kill his enemies. The comedy reportedly had some off the wall scenes which must have intrigued Joe enough to get him to go see it.