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Thursday, December 10, 2009

Diary Of A Central South Dakota Farm Woman - October 26 - October 29, 1929

Welcome to the Great Depression!

Diary Of A Central South Dakota Farm Woman

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 26 (1929)

Not as good a day for our roofing labors as yesterday. The wind blew briskly, so each time we laid a new strip, I had to sit on it and act as weight to hold it down until Dan could fasten it in place. It took us until four o'clock this afternoon to finish the job. I had visions of completing it by noon, cleaning up while Dan went after a load of hay, then both of us driving to town, but things generally take longer than one expects and "the best laid plans of mice and men gang aft agley." However, we are glad to have the shed watertight from above, even if we didn't get the other things done, for I wouldn't be surprised if we were due for some weather change soon, which may include moisture.
Nancy and Dave are invited out for dinner tomorrow, so I expect Dan and I will be alone. James went home tonight; is not sure whether he. will come bade next week or not, but I hope he win be able to pick a few days more for us.
Had thought I might hear from mother today, but was disappointed. I had such a nice panful of doughnuts from Mrs. Ford yesterday, and we have been enjoying them for every meal, starting with breakfast. I always think doughnuts and coffee are a pretty good combination as "top-off" for breakfast.

1 comment:

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