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.
Sunday. Sang in Choir and prayer at Women’s Day service. Mrs. Rainwater speaker.
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...
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.
Friday. Went to JoEllen's and worked on drapes. Not feeling so good. Ordered bladder medicine.
Sat. Got shampoo and set. P.M. practiced on Christmas Cantata.
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.
Kept Laurie and worked on drapes.
Tues. Went to CWF Meeting & luncheon and Christmas program
Wed. Went on holiday tour. Choir practice at JoEllen’s at night.
Thurs. Rode bus to Van Buren. Had chicken dinner with Minnie at Café. Also spent night with her.
Friday. Went to dentist and town – lunch with Nora. Spent night with Grandma and Maude.
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.
Wed. Supper & Christmas tree at K.M.’s. To JoEllen’s for their tree and to spend the night. Christmas Eve.
Christmas dinner at McKims. Ira and Minnie were there.
Friday. Went to Tulsa with McKims. Spent day with Clare & children. Home that night.
Sat. Dinner at my home for Graydon’s folk & McKims. Graydon & Don spent night with me.
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.
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.