Thursday, February 19, 2015

December 1958

December 1
Mon.  Came home from Tahlequah
She had been visiting her sister Mattie King.  There must have been a lot to catch up on, probably getting ready for Christmas - because there's nothing for almost a week.

December 7
Sunday.  Sang in Choir and prayer at Women’s Day service.  Mrs. Rainwater speaker.

December 10
Wed.  Went to Mary Jane’s birthday party.  Gave her manicure set.
Mary Jane was only seven this year - maybe she was still sucking her thumb...

December 11
Thurs.  Went to Club Meeting at Bruce Crider home in Greenland.  Mrs. Dritt hostess.  Became a member again and we drew names for secret friends.
I'm sure this would have the CWF - Christian Women's Fellowship at the Christian Chruch.

December 12
Friday.  Went to JoEllen's and worked on drapes.  Not feeling so good.  Ordered bladder medicine.

December 13
Sat.  Got shampoo and set.  P.M. practiced on Christmas Cantata.

December 14
Sunday.  Gave Cantata at A.M. service.
Mom would have been directing.  I likely had a solo.  Other members of the family - K.M. & LaVonne, if possible, would have been recruited.  I wonder how many of these cantatas we did - one every Christmas and one every Easter.

December 15
Kept Laurie and worked on drapes.

December 16
Tues.  Went to CWF Meeting & luncheon and Christmas program

December 17
Wed.  Went on holiday tour.  Choir practice at JoEllen’s at night.

December 18
Thurs.  Rode bus to Van Buren.  Had chicken dinner with Minnie at Café.  Also spent night with her.

December 19
Friday.  Went to dentist and town – lunch with Nora.  Spent night with Grandma and Maude.

December 20
Sat.    Got food for Party.  Scalloped potatoes and biscuits.

December 21.  Grandma’s Christmas party at Nora’s.  What a feed!  Back home with Letty and Cy.

December 24
Wed.  Supper & Christmas tree at K.M.’s.  To JoEllen’s for their tree and to spend the night.  Christmas Eve.

December 25
Christmas dinner at McKims.  Ira and Minnie were there.

December 26
Friday.  Went to Tulsa with McKims.  Spent day with Clare & children.  Home that night.

December 27
Sat.  Dinner at my home for Graydon’s folk & McKims.  Graydon & Don spent night with me.

December 28
Sun. 28th.  Took Don and Graydon to Fayetteville.  Then I drove on to Van Buren to spend a week with Grandma while Maude visits with her family.  Had good night.

December 29
Mon.  With Grandma thro week.
Mammaw seldom had much time for her diary when staying with Grandma.  Grandma had eight living children, but only Aunt Maude had the responsibility for staying with her and caring for her.  Everyone contributed $10 per month toward Grandma's upkeep.  I'm sure that didn't go far - I wonder if they also received some Social Security.  Grandma was my grandmother's mother-in-law, not her mother - but after my Granddad died she continued to not only give her share in money, but she was the only one who would go and stay with Grandma and let Aunt Maude visit her daughter and grandchildren.  This always seemed a bit unfair to me.  I knew that there was much disparity in the financial situation of Grandma's children - that there were some of them that could have contributed so much more.  I can only hope that they did indeed provide needed items that I knew nothing about.

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