On June 13 1895 Far Guy’s paternal Grandmother was born in Iowa. 123 years ago.
In the 1925 Farm Diary Grandpa ( a man of few words) wrote:
June 11 2015 Finished fence, chored and grubbed some Carron Peterson here to sell me car. Plowed some.
June 12 1925 Thursday Plowed all day bought car
June 13 1925 Friday Plowed big party on Thresa Malleta here disced harrowed
Grandma was 30 years old that year. She loved parties especially her own birthday party on the weekend closest to her birthday in June.
In the diaries Grandpa never spells her name right. He could have told us more about her birthday party…who came…what did they eat? We don’t even get a hint of what kind of car he bought.
Their three sons would have been 11, 7 and 4 years old that year, it would be a few years before their fourth son would be born. Grandpa doesn’t say much about them either…
Here is a photo of Grandma next to her Dahlias on the farm.
I am not sure when this photo was taken, probably in the 1950’s.
She was a wonderful woman, I miss her.