Forty-six years ago on September 19, 1970, our first child turned one. Here is the entry in Mary's journal for that day.
Saturday, September 19
foggy this morning left
for Vermillion at 4:15 a.m.
home at 7:15 p.m.
Yes, indeed, my husband and I remember that day well. After a week of teaching for me and a week of work and college classes for him, we had looked forward to a little Saturday morning sleep in. Well, until the baby woke up at least. However, no one had yet awoken when these excited grandparents knocked on our door at some ridiculous time in the morning.
As I look through the calendar notes during the week before, I see that they were quite busy as well.
Sunday, September 13
damp & rainy all day-helped
Gene with waterer-over there for
dinner-went to Etta's got dehorning
chute-went to Carl & Thelma's
after supper for combine slats
Monday, September 14
raining all day to-day
Jeff in morning for gas tickets
Teeters fixed chain saw-canned
tomato juice in afternoon.
got hog feed today Paups up in the p.m.
2 1/10 rain
Tuesday, September 15
cleared off- Vern worked on
picker - put cows back in big pasture.
I went to Carroll for club. Paups here
in afternoon & evening- went fishing got 3
Wednesday, September 16
2 more fish on T lines - I cleaned
dining room- kept Dave & Mitch
Vern worked on hog house-cloudy & damp
all day- Genes here for supper
drizzling at nite- 3/10 rain
Thursday, September 17
cloudy this morning
cleared -sun shining by evening
sewed on dining room drapes
& Kelley pajamas - Vern roofed hog house
Dave down in afternoon- over to Genes in evening.
Friday, September 18
foggy this morning
put waterpump on car
I went to Whittaker sale in p.m.
sewed and finished drapes- nice