Thursday, March 19, 2015

April 1959

April 3
Friday.  Grandma’s Birthday.  Becky and Ike came 11:45 midnight.
Grandma Comstock, of course - she was 92 this year.  Becky & Ike often arrived late at night...

  
April 4
Saturday.  Ike worked all day on summer house.  K.M. helped some and had his family here for supper.  McKims spent evening here.


April 5
Sun.  Becky and I went to church.  Ike & K.M. screened summer house.
The "summer house" was a small outbuilding in her backyard - she used it mostly for her potting shed, but we also ate out there sometimes in the summer.


April 6
At JoEllen’s
She notes being at Mom's at lot during the day.  I have no clue why. Wonder if Mom was working some and she was staying with Laurie.


April 7
Tues.  Rained out yard work.


April 8
Wed.  Cold & rainy


April 9
Thurs.  Went to Mrs. Futral’s to club meeting.  Stella Philbeck hostess.


April 10
Friday.  JoEllen’s and yard work.  Finished cleaning house.


April 11
Saturday.  Got food and things lined up for party.


April 12
Sunday.  Had Grandma’s birthday party at Letty’s.  Missed Kenney so much.  Came home and went to church fellowship supper.


April 13
At JoEllen’s


April 14
Tues.


April 15
Wed.  At JoEllen’s.  Then Choir practice.  LaVonne & Mary Jane had lunch with me.


April 16
Thurs.  Had my hair done – getting ready for state convention.
I think this would have been the state convention for CWF, the church women.  Must have been held in Fayetteville.


April 17
Friday.  Went to Fayetteville with our preacher.  Met Ira & Minnie – at State Convention.  They spent the night with me.


April 18
Saturday.  Back to State Convention.  Ira & Minnie. went home.  Littrells brought [me home] after night session.  How it rained!!


April 19
Sun.  Had a visiting minister speak at our church.  Rev. Pendleton from North Little Rock.  Went back for closing session of Convention.  Evening Joe checked in at hospital.
I was married and living in Fayetteville - don't recall what was going on with Dad at this time.  Ulcer flareup?  I believe this was too early to have been problems with his heart.


April 20
Monday.  At JoEllens.   P.M. Went to see Joe – being X-rayed today.


April 21
Tues.  Went to CWF luncheon.  Too cold and cloudy for yard work.  Spent night at McKims.


April 22
Wednesday.  With Laurie.  Joe came home from hospital.  I cooked lunch there.  Not feeling too good today.  Choir practice tonight.


April 23
Thurs.  Went to Van Buren with K.M.  Lunch with Grandma and Maude.


April 24
Friday.  At JoEllen’s.  Night – went to Kiwanis Minstrel.
The Kiwanians in Springdale put on an annual Minstrel show - even with black face.  Seems unthinkable now.


April 25
Worked in yard with Jimmy all morning.  Had McKims, Donny and Kay to supper and TV.
Jimmy Hight helped her with her yardwork at lot.   Mammaw always misspelled Donnie's name - I think because my cousin Don spelled it "Donny".  My uncle Jay would always spell Haden, "Hayden".


April 26
Sunday.  After S.S. and church I went picnicking with McKims, Hadens, and Backus family – near U of A.
Obviously Dad was fine.


April 27
Monday.  At JoEllen’s.  Bought paint for summer house, chairs, tables & swing.


April 28
Tuesday.  Had Mr. Sikes working all day on walk between summer house and patio.


April 29
Wed.  at JoEllen’s


April 30
Thurs.  Painted table, chairs, machine, swing, etc.
I think the "machine" she painted was an old treadle sewing machine base she used as a table.




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