My grandparents were visiting in Tulsa with Graydon's family.
Sunday. Everyone went to S.S. and Church and then to a cafeteria for dinner. Alvis Smith, Manager of Borauts Cafeteria
Monday. Left for house nine A.M. Had good lunch at Doc Beens. Home at 1:30. Then went to Berry’s to get electric blanket.
I'm sure this is a reference to Berry Dry Goods - the wholesale business that my grandfather worked for until his retirement. As a retire employee he was able to continue to purchase at wholesale price.
Tuesday. Attended Group 1 meeting at Allyne Rownak’s 2 P.M.
Wednesday. Nora, Kenney and I ate supper with Grandma and Maude.
Thursday. Played pitch with Doc and Grace at their home – evening.
Doc & Grace Farmer - their back door neighbors that have been mentioned many times.
Saturday. Got Christmas package off to Jay and Scotty.
Annual package which always included Christmas cookies, candy, breads. After Mammaw passed away my mother continued to bake and send Jay a box every Christmas.
Sunday. S. S. and church. Ira real sick with flu. P.M. Hostess from 4 to 6 at Paul & Neva’s holiday house. Twin City garden clubs.
Monday. Put out washing and Got Birthday package off to Becky and Ike. Wrote letter to JoEllen.
Ikey's birthday was December 13th - his wife Becky's on Dec 18th.
Tuesday. Night. CWF Christmas party - stockings turned in. Also packages for Jacksonville, Ill. Old Peoples Home.
Wednesday. Helped Jessie and Jack get packages ready to express to Jacksonville Home.
Thursday P.M. Attended Garden club Christmas party at Miss Rebecca Bryan's interesting old home. Got pretty package from Mrs. Matt Wallace – containing pillow cases.
Friday. Washed quilt for Minnie. Finished wrapping packages. Made Christmas decorations.
Saturday. Watched the Van Buren Christmas Parade.
Sunday. S. S. and Church. The Christmas dinner and tree at Nora’s. Evening – Ft. Smith Jr. College Choir.
Monday. Got our new side walk finished. We took Grandma and Nora to see Aunt Ola. She has a broken ankle.
Aunt Ola was Grandma Comstock's sister Ola (Wood) Haggard. She died in 1969 at the age of 88. Aunt Ola had twelve children.
Tuesday. Group 1 Christmas party luncheon at Ruth’s. Box of soap from Daisy Bruns.
Wednesday. Went to Springdale. Spent night at K.M.’s alone. They left for California on Monday.
It seems my grandparents were house-sitting for K.M. and LaVonne - or at least making use of a quiet retreat!
Thursday. Stayed at K.M.’s all morning. Then went to town and shopped a little – then took JoEllen to lunch at the Hitching Post. P.M. went thro our house.
No clue to "P.M." but I'm assuming this was the house they bought in Springdale on Pleasant Street.
Friday. Baby sat with JoAnn and Laurie. Becky and Ike came about 10:30 P.M. – we had gone to K.M.’s for the night.
Saturday. Our big day. Graydon and family came in time for lunch. We had buffet supper, sang carols and had our Christmas tree. Electric blanket from Jay and Scotty.
Obviously the family Christmas. Oh those Christmas carols around the piano - usually Mom played while the rest of us sang.
Jay would not have known they had just bought a blanket earlier in the month. And likely he never did know!
Sunday. I went to church with Becky and Ike. JoEllen had gone early for the Choir. Kay did a solo – “Oh Holy Night” Jo and Joe were entertaining young people that night – we went to K.M.’s.
Monday. Went to McKims for breakfast and to wash up LaVonne’s bedding. Loaded our things and came home. Stopped and got Grandma. Maude gone to Bristow.
They would be keeping Grandma while Maude spent time with her daughter and grandchildren.
Tuesday. Checked on Grandma’s house & mail. Grocery shopped at Market Basket. Christmas Eve.
Grandma still with us. Ira & Minnie here for dinner.
Thursday. Washed for Maude.
Friday. Rainy day. Minnie’s clothes wouldn’t dry. Evening ironed and watched TV.
My grandmother never had a clothes dryer. She thought an "automatic" washing machine a true wonder of the world. She had an old wringer washer when I lived with her in Fayetteville and even made her own lye soap for the laundry. Dad made sure she had one of the first automatic washers from Maytag and she used it for many years - I think it was replaced only once.
Saturday. Washed for myself. 2 machines.
Sunday. I went to S.S. and church. Kenney stayed with Grandma. Ira & Minnie came for dinner. P.M. Letty and Cy were here for Supper – Minnie and I brewed up a good one.
Monday. Maude Called. Faustine & kids brought her home. They had lunch with us. Then Kenney moved Grandma and Maude home – with all their Christmas junk.
Tuesday. P.M. Went calling on Hgwy 59 with Lola Clark. Made 5 calls.