Written by FW Gillette, son: 544-01-8033, watch:Elgin Waltham work 5046032 - 100702088, height; 6 foot, weight:168; car: Cheve, Sedan, engine:3679208 title:B542129: year:1933:license:4240,Oregon. Driver’s License number: 5R201474Addresses at back of book.Bob and Jane’s addresses: 311 N 43rd Seattle 3; 5015 23rd and Alberta, stucco house;
Dwight [Dite] 2124 E 6th Vancouver WA;
Read from bottom at Jan 1 1945
31 Mon Fixed donkey and got log shoot done and attached drag saw.
30 Sun Nice weather; Took Jean to phone office and then came out to ranch after dinner. Donkey engine would not run. Ed was here this evening. Some guy came here in ??. Ore 483-665. [Is this a phone number]
29 Cut two trees into with new axe and it rained again. Bob came out we had lunch and went to town.
28 Fri Rained hard all day. Was not able to work outside at all the creek was real high this afternoon.
27 Thur Rain; Reported to the USUE office and received two $17 checks. And went out to the ranch. Cut wood this afternoon.
26 Wed Rain; we got Jean at 12 noon and went over to Dites and visited this afternoon.
25 Tue Christmas Day. Rain. We stayed home. Took Irene to the show this afternoon.
24 Mon Rain; Bob and I went to Sears and I bought a new axe. We had a Xmas party at Bob and Janes.
23 Sun Rain; Irene visited Earth Knaggs for a little while. We stayed around house most of the day.
22 Sat Rain. Took Irene and Jane to town. We attended Xmas party at Dites tonite. Bob and Earl sure played a lot of music for the gang. Irvan gave me a pipe.
21 Fri Light rain. Cut log into that was across the road. Went to town this afternoon.
20 Thur Cloudy and warmer worked all day getting a skid way lived up but found too money rotten logs.
19 Wed Cold and freezing. Worked all morning cleaning out a place for the donkey, but was no good. Reset donkey on hill this afternoon.
18. Tue Received first UE check and reported at UE office Stopped by Louis Morris to see his wood outfit. Cut some wood for the cabin store, Bill Dickson was up to Ed’s today.
17 Mon Cool weather; Got the car greased and brakes taken up. Piled a load of wood. Got Jean at 1 pm. At phone office. Bob and Jane were here and we had a duck supper of the ducks Site gave us.
16 Sun Light rain. We went over to Bob’s place for supper.
15 Sat Cloudy but freezing. Cut wood with the hand saw until 2 pm. And came to town. Renee and Jean went to Jane’s shower at her sisters place 23 and Alberta.
14 Fri Clear and freezing. Moved donkey up the road and pulled out two logs.
13 Thur Clear and freezing. Moved donkey out to the road.
12 Wed Clear freezing; Got out to the ranch about 11 am. Had to fix water pipe before I could water pumped to house. Worked on donkey engine and cut wood.
11 Tue Nice weather; Got out to Oregon City about 11 am. And it took me until 3 pm. To get signed up with the UE office. And came back to Milwaukie.
10 Mon 28th wedding anniversary. Renee and I went to Oregon City to shop. Jean was sick in bed all day.
9 Sun Bob, Jane, Martha, and us went to Dites for supper. Picked Jean up on way home at 11 pm. Jean was sick all night long.
8 Sat Nice weather: Cut some wood and put it on the car. Come in town about 4 pm. Bob Miner brought Jean home from work. Louise and Louis, Bob and Jane were here tonite.
7. Fri Light showers and a little snow fall. Worked on my cross cut wood saw nearly all day.
6. The Rained all day. Cut some wood with buck saw. Filled water tank and charged donkey battery. Borrowed a lantern from Pott’s
5 Wed Cloudy no rain. I worked all day cleaning out the flume.
4 Tue Got Renie 2 sacks of coal. Report at U>S>UE office and came on out to the ranch had high winds.
3 Mon Got 2 more holes. Cut in drag saw at Mason’s saw shop. We had supper at Bobs and I met Mr and Mrs Schultz. Got Jean at the phone office tonight.
2 Sun Stayed home all day. Jean and Renee went up to Martha’s and found she had been sick.
1 Sat Worked on the wood saw putting on cable. Saw would not fit. Went to town about 2 p.m. Got Jean from phone office this evening.
***************** Nov below. ********* Dec above. *********
30 Fri Nice weather worked on the flume.
29 Thur Packed up tools etc and had to get a new bolt put on car at Oregon City. Came on out to the store and got a new Swede saw frame on way to ranch.
28 Wed Cloudy, Called on Mr. Charlies Hughes at union hall. Bought a new drag saw blade.
27 Tues Unemployment Report. Reported at the U.S.U.E office. Irene and Jane went to Oregon City with me. Went out to 82nd street and bought a cross cut saw.
26 Mon. Hard rains. Irene washed.
25 Sun We stayed home all day. Cut some wood at Bob’s with the buck saw.
24 Sat Irene Jane and I went to Oregon City to buy some bacon.
23 Fri Irene and I went out to the ranch and dug some more spuds.
22 Thu Thanksgiving Day. We had turkey at our place with Bob and Jane.
21 Wed Cool Weather Went to Milwaukie and looked around awhile.
20 Tue Went to Portland this afternoon but no luck. Called on Mrs. Kelly at Iron Fireman.
19 Mon Went to Portland and called on some fellows.
18 Sun Cool weather: Peggy and Roy were here. They had to take Ann to the Portland Hospital as she fell out of the car.
17 Sat Cloudy and windy. Went down town and looked for worked.
16 Fri Rain. Went out to Case-Swayne and got my tools.
15 Thur Rain. Quite Case-Swayne Co. because things were to slack. Tony Lauby was here to find out where Bob lived.
14 Wed Rain. Condition out at the plant seem to be in an impossible mess.
9 Fri Rained all day. First days run of apple sauce was dark colored off grade. Machinery worked good.
8 Thur Cool weather; We got ready to pack some applesauce.
7 wed Cool weather; Worked on machinery set up all day.
6 Cool weather; Worked all day and spent a couple hours with Swayne after supper.
4 Sun Cloudy; We took Gale to the stage depot this afternoon.
3 Sat Nice weather; We worked all day on apple sauce machinery. Gale Butts came this evening.
************. October below. **** November above. ****
31 Wed; Light Showers and foggy.
30 Tue Cloudy; Jean and Renie went to town today.
29 Mon Light rain. Ernie went to Oregon City with Bob and Jane.
28 Frosty;Took Jean to the telephone office. We went to ranch in Bob’s car.
27 Sat Nay Day. Picked up some pulleys at Mindus. Went over office deal with Mr. Swayne. Went to Oregon City with Bob and Jane, Mrs. Eridson, Knaggs, Louise and visit on way home.
26 Fri Rained. Mr Swayne got back from California.
25 Thur Worked on apple machinery
21 Sun Cloudy and showers; We went to Peggs this afternoon.
20 Sat Did not work today as we are on 40 hour week now.
19 Fri Worked 8 hours. Mr Swayne went to California last night. Bob and Jane went to Tillamook.
18 Thur Worked 8 hours. Called on J.W. Minder Co. on way home.
17 Wed Crew started clean up work and remodeling for apple pack.
16 Tue Foggy weather; Jean went to work at Pac(ific) Telephone and Telegraph Co. Finished peach canning season today.
14 Mon Considerable fog.
4 Thur Nice weather; canned peaches as usual.
3 Wed Nice weather; everything went very smooth at plant today.
2 Nice weather; Dawson Pomeroy left the plant this morning and went to California. Bob and Jane, Jean and Gale went to Tillamook.
1 Mon Bob and Jane went to Estacada and Oregon City. We had a hard day at plant as usual.
**************************** Sep below.**** Oct above.****
30 Sun Worked on the overhaul and clean up. Foks went to ranch. Gale Butts came to visit Jean.
29 Sat nice weather; had boiler trouble most of the day. Bob and Jane came about 3 a.m. as he got his discharge papers yesterday.
28 Fri Nice weather; During the night one of the Firemen had a bad accident and blew off an ear etc.
**** Frank skipped weeks of notes ****
27 Mon Nice weather; Steam fitters made a big holler about our doing some pipe work. Picked Jean up at Dr. Lloyds office.
26 Sun We set 4 kettles and did a little pipe work. Mrs Knaggs visited us and also Dite and Pauline.
25 Sat Rained today. Received 4 more kettles this afternoon.
22 Wed Worked at plant all day and had supper with Swain and stayed at plant awhile this evening.
20 Mon Nice weather: Started to put up can conveyers today and lay water line. Picked Jean and Renee up at Dr. Lloyds office.
19 Sun Warm weather. We went to the ranch. Louis and Louise came over and we went to see their new house and helped them put in 2 windows
18 Sat Nice weather; tested #2 1/2 canning line.
17 Fri nice weather.
16 Thur Nice weather; Jean had an operation on her foot at Dr. Stanley, Lloyds office 1007 Westerley bldg.
15 Wed Layed off work for VJ Day. We went over to Vancouver and met Mabel and David and called on Dites. Gas rationing off today.
14 Tue Cool water: WORLD WAR II ENDED AT 4PM. TODAY.
13 Nice weather; worked in plant all day. Mr Hughes and Al Berkoff called today.
12 Sun We took davenport to the homestead in trailer and worked around the yard all day.
11 Sat Nice weather: Worked in plan on new kettle etc. today.
Aug 10 Fri Nice weather: Mr Swayne came home from California today.
****************July below . ******August above
28 Sat Ernie rode to the city with me. Ernie and Winnie were at our place for supper. We installed some of the new peach machinery today. We installed some of the new peach machinery today.
27 Fri I took Bob and Jane to the depot this morning. Ernie came this afternoon.
26 Thu Bob and Jane visited with us all day.
25 Wed Nice weather; Worked 8.5 hours. We went to Pudges got Bob and Jane at 5015 NE 23rd and went to Dites. Bob and Dotty Martinsons were at the house when we got home.
24 Tue Martensons visited tonite. Bob and Dotty were with them.
23 Mon Nice weather. Bob and Jane went shopping in Milwaukie.
22 Sun Cloudy and some rain. Bob, Jane, Renie, and I went to the ranch. Also stopped at Marx’s.
21 Sat Rain. We worked half a day. Bought 2 camp cots at Clackamas for $5 a piece.
20 Fri Cloudy; Irene, Bob, and Jane and I went to Clackamas to get chickens.
18 Wed Bob and Jane came this afternoon. We went to Vancouver to visit Bessie.
17 Tue Irene and I went to Clackamas to order chickens.
15 Sun Cloudy Irene and I planted potatoes . Verna came to town with us and we took her to Britenstiens.
********************* July *****************
Many days skipped.
30 Sat Hot weather. Busy all day checking our supplies etc. Lewis and Louise were here. Gale Butts visited Jean.
29 Fri Cool weather. Worked in cook room most of day.
28 Thur We unloaded some machinery.
27 Wed Went to Portland with Mr. Swayne.
26 Tue Went to Portland with Mr Swaffer and called on Woodbury Co.
25 Mon First days work at case and Swayne.
24 Sun Nice weather. We went out to the ranch. Called on Mr Thanes (?) We also stopped in at Marx’s.
23 Sat Irene, Jean and I went to Portland U.SE.D for Clearances bought hat.
22 Fri Cooler: Called Swayne at 9:30 a.m. and accept offer. Took Martha’ to cemetery. Quit job at ? Pireman Company.
21 Thur Cooler Worked 8 hours on milling machine. Mrs Swayne called at house and talked to Irene.
20 Wed We got up at 6 a.m. and called on Mr. Swayne at Imperial. Hotel but he had nothing definite. Irene got 2 dresses at Langs.
19 Tue Hot weather: worked on the lawn this morning. Worked 8 hours on milling machine.
18 Mon Hot weather: worked milling machine. 8 hours. Jean and I worked the wood in trailer. Received a wire from Cass and Swayne.
17 Sun Hot weather. We went out to the ranch and came back about dark. Bought wood craw fords left.
16 Sat Nice weather worked 8 hours on milling machine.
15 Fri Nice weather: Bought new Goodyear Tire from San James. Bought chicken on 7th st Oregon City market.
14 Thur Irene and I went to the store. Worked milling machine 8 hours. Received certificate for new tire.
13 Wed Cloudy Left 9:15 a. Had new coil put on car at Albany . Left Corvallis at 5 pm and came home with Jean and her luggage.
12 Tue Cloudy: Worked a drill press and milling machine
11 Mon Cloudy. Assembled struts with John O’Flynn 8 hours.
10 Sun Irene and I worked at the ranch all day cutting weeks.
4 Mon Cloudy. Went out to old Aladdin factory with Amos Swane this morning.
3 Sun We stayed home all day. Took Bob and Jane to the depot.
1 Fri Called on Mr Swans I the benson hotel Bob and Jane came this evening.
************* May below. *** June above ******
30 Wed Memorial Day Cloudy Irene cut grass and I fixed a tire.
29 Tue Hot weather: Went to Silverton decorated Joyce’s grave. Called on palfrey (??) also met Harry Holsuan had flat tire on way hame. Bessie and Dite had been to our place.
28 Mon Warm weather: worked 8 hours on lathe
27 Sun Cloudy and showers. We ate dinner at the Grand Union Cafe.
26 Sat Cloudy with showers. Went to the store. Worked lathe 8 hours. Fixed iron and burnt out outlet.
25 Fri Cloudy: Irene and I went to the store. Worked lathe 8 hours
24. Thur Cloudy: we went up to Mrs. Knaggs and Irene got her some groceries.
23 Wed Cloudy: Irene visited Mrs Knaggs and found she was sick. Worked milling machine
22 Tue Irene washed and I went to store. Worked 8 hours.
21 Mon Cloudy: went to Oregon City and took cot back to Fredrickson’s . Worked 8 hours.
20 Sun Showers of rain. Worked around ranch and came back to town in middle of the niters new cot was no good to sleep on.
19 Sat Cloudy went to Oregon City to get chicken took watch to Eslie’s.
18 Fri Showers: Irene and went out to Fred Meyers on 82nd, but came back to Milwaukie to trade.
17 Thur Irene went to Oregon City and bought a camp cot (?) and cycle. Rain.
16 Wed Irene and I went to the store. Mailed sheets to Jean.
15 Tue Rain: I worked on three jobs. Mrs. Knaggs visited Irene. Irene washed.
14 Mon Rain. Fixed sickle handle. Worked on several jobs.
13 Sun Went out to ranch. Seen Claude Thayer about plowing our garden. Visited Potts awhile.
12 Sat Cloudy an showers. Went out to John and Hayns (?) and got 2 chickens.
11 jFri Showers of rain all day. Irene and I went to the store.
10 Thur Cloudy Worked on 3 jobs during the night.
9 Wed Worked small milling machine 8 hours.
8 Tue Germany signed unconditional surrender today. I worked 8 hours on lathe. Came home at 10:15 pm. Sick
7 Mon Worked on car filter and points run lathe 8 hours.
6 Sun Went out to ranch with Jean and Dorothy Maddock and took them to stage terminal at 5:30 pm
5 Sat Jean and Dorothy went to town this afternoon.
4 Fri Warm weather. I worked 8 hours in milling machine. Jean and Dorothy Maddock were home when I came back from work.
3 Thur no entry
2 Wed no entry
1 Tue Warm day. Irene washed. I cut the grass.
********* April below ***** May above *****
30 Mon Nice weather. Irene and I bought 2 chickens at 7th street market in Oregon City. Pd rent and sent Star $10.
29 Sun cloudy: We went out to the ranch and worked on the fence and cleaning up fire ruins.
28 Sat Cloudy: Run the hack saw all nite.
27 Fri Cloudy: worked garden and we went to store.
26 Thur Cloudy: Worked in garden awhile. Went to store, but Irene could not buy much as were were out of points. [Are points part of war rationing?]. Irene visited Martha. Worked lathe 8 hours
25 Wed Cloudy: I worked in the garden awhile. Worked lathe 8 hours.
24 Tue Cloudy. Irene washed. Ran milling machine 8 hours.
23 Mon Showers and windy. Received title to our car. And a reply from Land office at Roseburg. Worked milling machine 8 hours. Sent Jean $51.
22 Sun Nice weather: Irvan, Nona, Betty, Bessie, Peggy Karen and Ann visited us today. Nona bought 1 chicken.
21 Sat Nice weather. Irene and I drove out in country to buy a chicken. Got 2 from Lindbeck at Mt Pleasant.
20 Fri nice weather. I worked in garden. Worked lathe 8 hours.
19 Thur nice weather. Irene and I went to store. Mailed application for another car title.
18 Wed Went to Portland to see land office about our deeds etc. Worked lathe for 8 hours. Louise visited Irene.
17 Tue Warm weather. Worked lathe 8 hours.
16 Mon Nice weather: Worked 8 hours. Irene and I also called on Martha awhile.
15 Sun Few light rains. Went to the ranch. Had supper at Marx’s Verna and Louise came back to town with us.
14 Sat Nice weather. Worked 8 hours.
13 Fri Irene and Louise went to Portland. Louise and Louis stayed here all nite.
12 Thu Louise stayed all night at out place. President Roosevelt died this afternoon. Cloudy. Run lathe 8 hours.
11 Wed Showers. Irene and I went to Oregon City to see about birth certificate. Louise Morris came today.
10 Tue Showers. Irene and I went to town. Assembled B29 parts.
9 Mon Showers. Got car timed. Sent Molalla bank $27.00 Worked 8 hours on milling machine.
8 Sun Showers. Irene and I went to Piggly Wiggly store. Joe and Elsie Wentworth were here while we were away. Irene and I went to show.
7 Sat Rain. Bought pair of shoes at Milwaukie. Worked milling machine 8 hours.
6 Fri Showers. I mowed our lawn today. Worked milling machine 8 hours.
5 Thur Showers. Worked 8 hours on big lathe.
4 Wed Showers worked 8 hours on big lathe. Wrote Mollneen Ration board.
3 Tue Showers of rain. Worked 8 hours on big lathe with Edwin Potter.
2 Mon Cleaned out gas filters and oil line on car. Worked drill press 8 hours. Nice weather but cool . Hutsele (??) road with me.
1 Sun Easter Sunday. Nice weather. Jean, Irene and I went to the ranch. Had car troubles with gas line. Jean left 5:47 via bus [back to Corvallis/ OSU]. Dite, Pauline, Dorsie (?) and Vivian came to visit.
**************** March below **** April above
31 Sat Showers: Paid rent and Irene and I went to town. Pd Star Furniture $10.
30 Fri Nice weather. Jean, Irene and I went to store to trade. I worked on the car brakes awhile
29 Thur Nice weather. Went to town on bus and paid union dues.
28 Wed Nice weather: Jean went with Bob to meet Jane.
27 Nice weather: Worked 8 hours. Bob came just as I was ready to go to bed.
26 Mon We went to the store this morning.
25 Sun Sunshine. Jean and Rene went for a walk.
24 Sat Got up at 10 a.m. Jean went to Portland for day. Nice day. Lou and Louis came as I was going to work.
23 Fri Cloudy. Went to Montgomery Ward and bought a new tire at $13.28. Jean came home tonight.
22 Thur Irene washed. I ordered wood and also bought 2 sacks coal.
21 Wed Cloudy. Irene and I bought rollaway bed for $29.75 from Gevertz.
20 Tue Cloudy: Irene and I went to the store. Worked on Cincinnati drill press all nite.
19 Mon Bought a new brake rod at Fields and put it in car. Worked 8 hours
18 Sun Cloudy and windy. Took Albert’s tent back. Had to clean out water pipe and repair fence where Lindstroms goats got in our place today. Had supper with Marx’s.
17 Sat Stormy: Irene and I went to the store.
16 Fri Cloudy; Irene washed. High wind during afternoon and night.
15 Thur Cloudy and stormy. Worked 8 hours.
14 Wed Showers. Worked 8 hours. Bob was at the house went I got home as there was no bus service. We took him to airport at 5 a.m.
13 Tue Rain. Bob and Jane were here for dinner and they took Irene to the show (A tree grows in Brooklyn)
12 Mon cold rain. Worked on Irene’ washing machine this morning.
11 Sun Irvan, Bessie, and Betty were here for dinner today. I worked 8 hours.
10 Sat Worked 8 hours
9 Fri worked 8 hours
8 Thu cloudy. Irene and I went to town.
7 Wed cool weather. Irene and I went to town. Irene got Jane some dishes.
6 Tue cool weather. Worked 8 hours
5 Mon Cold weather: worked 8 hours. Made out application for new tire.
4 Sun We visited with Irvan, Bessie and Betty all day. Irvan gave us some canned stuff. Also see Joe Mulligans new baby Pat.
3 Sat Cool weather. Worked 8 hours
2 Fri Cool weather . Worked 8 hours. Bob and Jane were here again today.
1 Thu. Cool wether. Took day off. Bob Jane, Irene and I went to the ranch.
*******February below. March above *********************************
28. Wed worked 8 hours.
27 Tue nice weather. Irene washed took street car to Portland. Withdrew from Cannery workers union and going United aircraft workers. Pd Starr furniture $10.
26 Mon cloudy: Irene and I went to town for groceries. Worked 8 hours.
25 Sun nice weather; went to ranch. The road is so bad had to walk in. See Ed Lindstrom and left at 1:30.
24. Sat. Nice weather went to Oregon City cashed checks and Irene bought a few things. Worked 8 hours.
23 Fri cloudy. Work 8 hours clear and frosty when I came home.
22 Thu. Nice weather; Irene and I went to the town and bought us few supplies. Split wood and rolled up Mr Potts tent. Worked 8 hour shift.
21 Wed Cloudy and light drizzle. Irene and I went to the store. I worked the regular 8 hour shift.
20 Tue Cloudy; Irene washed and ironed. I went to the store. Received 13 gas coupons from Colton. Worked 8 hours
19 Mon Nice weather. Worked regular 8 hours shift. Received Irene Gillette’s and Cast Robert W Motis wedding picture.
18 Sun Nice weather. Lots, Louise, Verna and Chuck Pierce were how to see Jean this afternooon. Bob also came back after I had gone to work.
17 Sat Bob and Jane came about noon. Pd Monkey Ward $5.00 and Dr. Seales(?) $5.50. Gave Jean $25 for school expenses.
16 Fri Martha [Knaggs?] came to visit I piled wood awhile. Jean came at 6:30 pm. Jean came home this evening. Bob also came home today.
15 Thur Nice weather. Louise came to visit Rene this afternoon.
14 Wed nice weather. Bought a cord of sec(ond) growth wood from Spain wood dealer.
13 Tue cloudy. Did not feel very well this afternoon but felt better before got done work.
12 Mon Came back home this morning
11 Sun Irene and I went to ranch and got Tommy and took him to Irvans and stayed there all nite. [Who is Tommy: not one of Irvans children]
10 Sat. Cloudy. Bob and Jane came about 11 am.
9 Fri cloudy. Irene and I went to town. Worked 8 hours.
8 Rain. Worked 8 hours
7 Wed Rain. Worked 8 hours
6 Tue Cloudy Put motor on Maytag, but it ran backwards and Irene washed by hand. Run boring mill and drill press. 8 hours.
5. Mon. Went to Portland got belt for Maytag. Worked on big boxing mill. 8 hours
4 Sun Showers. Went to ranch and got another trailer load of furniture today.
3 Sat Showers; Got a trailer load of wood for $2.50, Worked big lathe on the job.
2 Fri. Showers; worked I hours
Feb 1 Thu. First nights works at Iron Fireman. Starr Furniture bought our new bed this afternoon
**********January below*** February above ***
31 Wed Cloudy and rains. We moved into no 510 B street, Milwaukie. Went to Dites and stayed all nite.
30. Tue. Busy around place getting ready to move. Went to Marx’s and they told us about angels new baby.
29 Mon. Went to Vancouver and got rug and table from Bessie. Also bought bed and dresser at Starr Furniture.
28 Sun. Clear and cold
27 Sat Clear and cold. Irene washed. I went to the store. Ed and Still were here awhile this evening.
26 Fri. I went to the mail box. Cut our block of wood. Still feel haywire.
25 Thu. Clear and cold. I was sick with a touch of the flu. Had to go to the post office as I missed Marx at mail box.
24. Wed. Clear and cold. Irene and looked at house in Milwaukie Heights. Called on Riley at Starr Farm. Got tools from cannery. Checked out of room at hotel.
23 Tue. Cold weather. I cut wood on the road. Went to store and Go mail. Mrs. Rask and neighbors sent us a new blanket.
22 Mon Clear and cold. I Rene and I cut wood on road. We visited Potts this evening.
21 Sun Clear and cool; Borrowed Ed Lindstrom 7 ft saw. Irene and I walked up the mill also cut a little wood.
20 Sat: cold and clear. Mailed letters at mail box and brought car on house (?). Road was in pretty bad shape.
19 Fri. Clear: Irene and I went to Marx’s and they gave us a brand new blanket and other things. I called judge Pope on phone about the road. Ed came in to talk road this evening.
18 Thu: cloudy. Hired out to Iron Fireman Co. Also looked at house #510 in Milwaukie.Heights and came home.
17 Wed. Went to town got clearance from Stairs and applied at Iron Frieman (?) for a job. Stayed at hotel room.
16 Tue: cloudy. I went to the store. Jessie Kozier (?) brought us Happy Helpers gifts. Mrs Raske sent a pillow. Mrs Bruer was here this afternoon to see Irene.
15 Mon: Rain and called on Kellogg Park lady also Housing Authority and Henry Howilsumer. Irene exchanged dresses at Montgomery Ward.
14 Sun: Showers of rain. Creek became muddy in a short time. Had no company and stayed in house all day.
13 Sat Showers and rain. I went to mailbox and also scratched around in the bunk house ashes.
12 Fri Cloudy. Irene’s 49th birthday . We looked at defense house on way to Vancouver.
11 Thu Cloudy. Bessie, Irene, Karen and I came to Portland and Irene bought new coat dresses at Monkey Wards [Montgomery Wards department store] and we went back to Vancouver.
10 Wed; Mrs Potts brought Irene a lot of things. We went to Vancouver. Borrowed $100 from Molalla bank and we went to Vancouver.
9 Tue: Called on Mr. Lamb, Mr. Wood, and Glen Holman about 8 p.m. Joe Kaiser called me at hotel art bunk house burning down.I went home right away.
8 Mon Came to Portland this afternoon; called on Ed Gross. PD (paid) union dues. Checked current amount of bill at Montgomerys (Ward)
7 Sun Showers. Irene and I hauled a load of sawdust this afternoon.
6 Saturday Showers with rain. Went to the store. We received a picture of Jane Shultz.
Jan 1 Monday, Irene and I took Jean to the state depot in Portland today and Jean returned to Corvallis