Monday, June 13, 2016

June 13 1895

Far Guy’s Paternal Grandmother Tracie would have been 121 today.

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 Emma Stuve
Tracie and Emma
June 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
1979 84th birthday Tracie two

1979 84th birthday Tracie
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.”
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  1. wonderful to have this family history.

  2. It is so nice to have this family history. My grandmother said the same phrase.

  3. Love your new header! Such beautiful flowers and Chance always his handsome self.

    Shirley H.

  4. Seeing the pictures and the entries in their own words is really something.
    My Dad's mother died at 104 in 2000 and would have been 120 this year. He just died last year in a car accident at age 94. My mom's 86. Funny how until your parents die you don't realize how old you really are.
    Lovely pic of the young girls all dressed up. I bet the family gatherings were a good time. :)

  5. Writing without punctuation makes for some interesting reading :-).
    I love that photo of the two young women. Your family history artifacts are a treasure.

  6. The dairy industry under went to changes in the 1920s. The switch to alfalfa and other feeds raised the cream content in milk. I suspect the "essessor" measured the cream content in the milk to set a selling price.

  7. None of us work like they used to work!


  8. My neighbor would say "Don't that beat all" too. I've heard it often. but never picked it up. Looks like matching dresses in the photo. The entries are interesting to read.

  9. The lack of punctuation does make it a challenge to read but you are so fortunate to have those diaries.
    My MIL died 7 years ago today at the age of 96.

  10. I love reading about your family history with just the tiniest bit of envy. Wish I had something like that. All your family in the future will have all that you have saved for them. :-)

  11. It's very brief but gives a good account of life at that time.

  12. Always love reading those journal entries...and to have photographs to match makes it even better!

  13. The matching dresses must have been "the style" for sisters. It always fascinates me how completely different people look on the outside at 17 and 84, yet we feel like the same person on the inside. Or at least I do!

  14. disced and harrowed—I was so fascinated to read these words! The disc and harrow, if I recall correctly, were two different farm implements which were attached to the back end of the tractor (or horses, I think in this case). Farmers treated the fields in this way to rid the fields of weeds, and to make the soil friable and fit for seeding. Wow, can't believe I remember so much!


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