Some entries from the Farm Diaries.
June 13 1924 Friday Plowed Big party on Thresa disced harrowed Maleta here (Tracie would have been 29 years old)
June 13 1923 Wednesday Thresas birthday 28 years Dads here had old hen, grubed some folks went to Robinsons
June 13 1922 Tuesday Worked on porch ( Maybe the porch was part of her gift?)
June 13 1921 Monday To PR took veal Thresa and kids went
June 13 1920 Sunday Home Thresa went to church
June 13 1919 Friday Took cream Esessor? here cultivated corn (Assessor??) The next Sunday they had many visitors. June 15 Sunday Aunt Amelias folks McLaughlin Frank Wilsons and Da and Ma here.
June 13 1918 Thursday To PR Ronald to DR. (Park Rapids to Doctor)
June 13 1916 Tuesday Helped Dow log Japs Glens here in eve
From Grandma’s Diaries before she was married.
June 13 1913 Ironed in the morn. Eva went home. My birthday got a watch and a centerpiece. To bed at 8. This was her 18th Birthday.
Tracie and EmmaJune 13 1912: Fred went fishing. Emma and I down to Aleck’s. Hazel and Leslie came home with us. My birthday the kids tried to have a surprise party on me. It rained. There were sixteen here had a fine time. Got some nice presents. To bed at 8??or 3?? (Grandma always looked forward to her birthday and having a house full at the farm on the Sunday nearest her birthday! ) In 1912 Grandma was 17.
June 13, 1979
Marvin (her son) most likely too this polaroid photo and gave it to her…she wrote “The old gal on her 84th birthday.”
She would die just a few months shy of her 88th birthday in 1983.
She was a wonderful lady. I miss her every day.
One of her favorite sayings was “Don’t that beat all.”