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Articles written by Clydene Hostetler

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Mary continues with planting, planning and socializing

I like to compare our weather at the time Mary is writing her diary. Sounds pretty much the same. In fact, it was the weather several years ago that got me into reading Mary’s diary. We were having snow in March and people were saying Belfair had...

 

It's Halloween and voting time for Mary and Sam

This week is Halloween and voting. I wish she would have wrote the last name of their candidate. He won. Mary cleans out her father's things in the little apartment that was above the garage. Very...

 

In wake of Papa's death, Mary and Sam travel

Mary is still mourning the death of her father and a couple of times she speaks of it. Mary and Sam have left town and are in Canada to help break the sadness. When they get home, Sam takes the dog and goes duck hunting....

 

Mary finds her father lying in his bathroom

This was a very sad week for Mary and her family. Her dad died and she is in shock. I think this is the first time in almost 15 years of transcribing her diary that she shows so much emotion. She...

 

Mary and Sam shifting from summer to fall

Fall is sneaking up on Mary. She still makes the effort to sit in the sun when it is out. She even has a hammock. Can you picture Mary in her hammock in the sun doing her nails? Friday, Oct. 8,...

 

Mary shops, socializes and attends to club business

Mary's dad caught a skunk in a trap. Now you know that must have been a bit of a challenge to remove it without getting sprayed. The terminology "hair spray" wasn't being used yet and Mary refers to...

 

Mary and Sam clean their extra households

Mary and Sam go to the Puyallup Fair with the Fischlers. Mary is a cleaning fool this week. When she speaks of the cabin it is next to the house and the apartment that her father lives is on the...

 

Mary's handiwork amply rewarded at fair

There was a fair going on this week and Mary entered some exhibits. Mary does not say which fair, but she won some prizes. Maybe the Puyallup? Remember from last week her regular hairdresser left and...

 

Mary unpacks from Columbia trip; a sudden death

What is considered “tame” blackberries? They go crazy! I just learned this week the person who does Mary’s hair is a man. Unusual for that time. Remember when cleaning your shoes and mending your clothes were a common thing? I used to use...

 

Thelers have a spotty week pursuing salmon

There is no way I could keep up with Mary's schedule. I got tired just reading this week's diary. Driving back and forth twice from the fishing camp to Belfair, plus a trip to Seattle. She writes of...

 

Mary and Sam have adventures along the Columbia

In 1948, the Astoria Bridge didn't exist and Mary had to take a ferry to cross the Columbia River. The bridge opened in 1966 and is the longest continuous truss bridge in North America. It is a...

 

Mary squeezes in a funeral during Columbia fishing trip

Mary and Sam loved the outdoors. When I am not in Bremerton or Belfair, I live on my 1968 30-foot Chris-Craft in a marina outside of Longview on the Columbia River. A lot of fishermen keep their...

 

Sam mars dinner by drinking too much; Mary upset

Mary is getting back into her routine after their big trip to Alaska and Canada. We can tell that Mary and Sam are doing pretty good financially. She has help with the garden and the trips they take. I chuckled when this week she asks herself,...

 

After the Calgary Stampede, it's a sloppy road home

I enjoyed reading this week’s diary. Mary and Sam had an eventful week at the Calgary Stampede and during their return home. Auto camps and log cabins have kind of become a thing of the past. Friday, July 9, 1948...

 
 By Clydene Hostetler    News    July 7, 2022

Mary and Sam make trek to Calgary Stampede

Mary spoke of her trip coming up last week and we finally find out where she and Sam are headed. This week they went to the Calgary Stampede in Alberta, Canada. They pitched a tent by a river in an auto camp for their stay. Sounds like a lot of fun...

 
 By Clydene Hostetler    News    June 9, 2022

President Truman visits Belfair, Mary swims in the canal

More Chapter meetings, gardening, cleaning house, ironing, daily swimming in the canal and guess what? President Truman drove through Belfair. I bet that was exciting. Starting to get warmer too. Friday, June 4, 1948...

 
 By Clydene Hostetler    News    June 2, 2022

Mary and Sam take in the sights of Oregon

This was a very enjoyable week. Mary and Sam were on the move the whole week and when they got back from their travels, Sam took off with Bill Cady to go fishing. All the places they traveled to brought back wonderful memories from my life being in...

 
 By Clydene Hostetler    News    May 26, 2022

Mary enjoys week of lovely spring weather

I think Mary’s favorite adjective this week is “lovely.” Everything was lovely this week. Weather sounds a lot like what we are having too. Are you having a lovely week? Friday, May 21, 1948...

 
 By Clydene Hostetler    News    May 19, 2022

Mary and Sam busy with visitors and events

Spring work is being done on the homestead. Planting, trimming the lawn and washing windows are on the list. Sam washed both cars. Friday, May 14, 1948...

 

Mary takes afternoon nap, Sam returns home

Spring has come to Belfair in 1948. Mary is planting flowers and weeding her garden, and the lawn is getting mowed regularly. Sam finally returns at the end of the week from his trip. The Crosswhites took their boat out and ran aground on the beach....

 

Mary takes day trip to the Washington coast

Sam started washing clothes when Mary hurt her arm several weeks ago. I think she is milking it. What do you think? Mary's day trip with Eunice and Bud was a full day and sounded like fun. Going to the beach is the best. Friday, March 19,...

 

Mary and Sam extra active as spring grows near

Mary has been writing about this large plot of land that she and Sam were purchasing and I wonder if this is the Theler wetlands? As time has gone on in this diary, one can see how the Thelers became prosperous. They had rentals, the mercantile...

 

Mary, Sam have dinner dance in Port Townsend

A couple of weeks ago I was sitting on a friend's deck and the sun had gone down and the frogs were singing up a storm. I always think that is a sign spring is around the corner. When Mary writes...

 

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