December 1955[Thurs Nov. 31, 1955 and Fri. Dec. 1, 1955: no diary entry]
Dec. 2. 1955./ day, [Friday] I’m laying around & can’t remember for the pain is so bad in hip & leg. I pray God will soon have mercy & hear me in Jesus Name.
Dec. 3. 1955. Thurs.[Should be Saturday] / Audrey brought me a box of C. Cheerys & some old fashion Lickrish Drop
Fri.[should be Sunday] Dec. 4. 1955./ Dark & cloudy all day I thank & praise God for my blessing Amen.
Sat.[Should be Monday] Dec. 5. 1955./ Been so much in pain haven’t been able to write. The minister took my tax blank to mail Dec. 10. Im behind in my writing[Tuesday Dec. 6. 1955-Friday Dec. 9. 1955: no diary entries]
Sat. Dec. 10. 1955./Page. 3418./ no eggs/ It was today the minister from Norwalk took my tax blank to mail for me. I thank God for my blessings.
Sun. Dec. 11. 1955./ no eggs./ Still in such pain I can’t hardly Keep my mind straight. Frank & Armond came in & brought us two rabbits & visited & Jean & Bill & there baby. & Nellie Bonita & her 3 have been here several times. Oh I sure will be so happy to been free again. I thank Thee Jesus for all things.
Mon. Dec. 12. 1955/no eggs./ Rev. Dear’s & Naomie were here tonight & they brought us a food suppliment they sure recomend very high, so we took half a months suply for the two of us & I don’t believe God will condem me for it. Christmas cards coming & I didn’t even buy any. Oh Praise the Lord, He’s good to me. Glory Hallelujah. Amen
Tue. Dec. 13. 1955./ no. eggs./ Joe & Katherine came & she stay’d with me & Elbert & Joe went to Vermilion for grain & straw & food for us & then they went home as soon as Joe got back, they have so much Christmas shopping to do. I sent a card to Nora put a dollar bill in it & one Harry Miller 3.00 in. 1.00 more with dollar in can’t remember to Who & a card to some one & gas tank card. We had some more snow can’t tell what day. sun did shine couple of days I can’t seem to remember, but
this will be for Dec. 14. 15. 16. & 17./ [Wed, Thurs, Fri. Sat]/ Dr was here Sat 17. & took his pills back. I nearly strangled on one of them then got a cold from exertion, none of our folks out this week. Dec. 17. Eva Keagan & Marry Ann came out for half hour or so, gave Elbert 2 Kercheifs & some candy & a few date[?] sticks a tea pot for 2 cups tea & a strainer a can of tomatoes & one of plumbs. I had given Eva & Marry Ann each a Kerchief with crochet-ed edges & I sent one to each of her old ladies & give her one for Ema, hope they will each write card & tell me they got them & liked them. I’m sitting in rocking chair (Eva’s) & my leg & butt paining me so bad. I got to get back in I can’t sit in chair.
Sun. Dec. 18. 1955./ page. 3419./ no. eggs today/ It snowed last night & is a dark day. David Hunters birthday he would be 70. yrs. old & he’s been gone for sometime now. Partly or mosly cloudy. No. one in today. God help us.
Mon. Dec. 19/ Partly cloudy not so cold & so far no one been in today cards still coming 7. Sat. & 4. today. had lots of pain today. for 2 or 3 days & nights.
Tue. Dec. 20 Wed. Dec. 21. Thurs. Dec. 22./ We had a little snow No one in today Normand’s wife from G. Store came & brought a box of fruit & visited a while she has 3. boys little ones. Rained again today little & I fell & it took a lot of my strength tonight. No one came in today. I thank & praise God for all our blessing
Fri. Dec. 23. 1955./ no eggs./ Two boys came in to hunt & gave us one rabbit it was a nice young tender one Elbert dressed it for Sun. dinner.
Sat. Dec. 24. 1955./ no eggs./ WEbbers brought us 2 chickens, We paid for one & they gave us one & she brought milk & fruit & cookies & such like. Partly cloudy all day nipy breeze & fresh.
Sun. Dec. 25. 1955./ no eggs. today/ Ernie Sarr came & brought us some Florida Oranges & grapefruits, his Uncle Ernie sent a bu. from Florida. & they were having a big dinner Muffy is home her man has gone into service & the rest of there family will be home tomorrow.Ernie said. Tonight Nellie, Bonita& her 3. children & Ella Jane came for a little while they brought fruit salid turkey, & dressing. The Rev. Dear came & brought us things, a night gown, scarf & big red poinsetta, one evening last week. God takes good care of us. I received Card from Miss. McGovern she fell 3 stepps & can’t walk & Mr & Mrs. Rev. Swarthouse sent me ther picture on post card good ones. Today is for Jan. a beautiful Spring like day, flys out side & 2 spiders. rained early & snow all gone, ground froze last night & stayed froze all day; Partly cloudyt mostly fair. I thank Jesus He is & allway Will be.
Mon. Dec. 26. 1955./ page. 3420/ no eggs./ Today is for Feb. 1956 weather Sun came through about 9-a-m. it was so dark before that & it was nice untill 4 or 4-30.p-m. Wind was N. East but all died out before dark, ground stayed froze all day & it tried to snow before dark didn’t make out. it’s freezing
freezing tonight, I still have heavy severe pains in hips, legs & back. I Praise Thee Jesus for all things I don’t know or understand, but Thou Knowest. There were 4. boys from Lorain here hunting rabbits they got several & gave us 1. one was & Emerick boy. heavy frost
Dec. 27. Tue. 1955./ no eggs today/Weather for Mar. 1956. & it came in howeling-wind N. east cold & raw clouds going [?] up above not so bad below, partly cloudy all day sun came out aabout 9-a-m. nice afternoon & not quite so cold started to get dark about 4-p-m- beautiful moonlight night, sun looked like big, ball of ice you could look right at it & waning in the snow or rain. Elbert found lower end of water pipe off stone in bottom of well. he got it up, but, not where it belongs, Emerick man & one other came to hunt gave, Elbert 2. rabbits & helped get pump back in place. Oh Praise the Lord forever & ever. march went out nice
Wed. Dec. 28. 1955./ no eggs./ Weather for April nice day. partly cloudy but bright sun Clouded up at night but cleared off & was star & moonlight & not quite so cold, Joe & Katherine came after noon Joe took Elbert to town. I gave them a dollar for gas, for she is be-gining to plead, no gas. but she said they had half tank of gas & are well fixed in all ways for winter, she said they wouldn’t be out again for a week or so Oh God show people how to be Christians What would Jesus do? not as most of us take care of our selves & not take care of the sick & helpless, they don’t take care of only them they love in there families, Elbert is sick & no one to depend on for just a little help.
Thurs. Dec. 29. 1955/ Weather for May– been a dark cloudy day tried to rain about noon, but no luck: I felt so bad last night trust Jesus will ease off pain tonight. Still cloudy & dark. no sun today. have received stack of cards & notes. Emerick came back hunting today God help & keep us.
Fri. Dec. 30. 1955./Page. 3421./ no. eggs/ Weather for June. 1956. Dark most of the morning then sun came out at intervals 10-a-m. tried to snow & again a noon & all the after noon the same, not very cold. wind N. West this a-m. sun hot but, white. Wind has shifted & to-night cleared partly hazy over the moon. Oh God I praise Thee & give Thee all Glory & honour. Amen.
Sat. Dec. 31. 1955./ no eggs./ Weather for July, mostly cloudy spits snow in light showers, sun came out at 10-a-am but didn’t stay, wind has gone from N. West to S. west. Elbert gave the Emeric boy 5.00 he paid light bill & got us 2. lbs. butter Fri. the 30th. No one been here to give us a lift all week, Nellie & children were coming middle of week, didn’t come & no word & no word about Jim Monagon, he was coming home on airplane for Christma & the last we heard hadn’t come yet. Wind’s gone back S. West. at 10-to 2.p-m. We had pleasent after noon some clear sunshine & it cleared off tonight again wind died out late this afternoon. The bread man said he saw 4. wild deer this morning. he seemed surprized. Nellie, Bonita & Nelson came & brought us our wash, wet, been having bad luck with wash machine they brought pumpkin custard & baked it here, ground froze & stayed froze so looks like queer hot & cold weather. so cold hens didn’t come out side, Gas tank man was here & he’s going to try to bring us a refregdarator Well, I thank & praize God in Jesus Name for our blessing & healings.