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  • Mary's Memoirs

    Clydene Hostetler|May 23, 2024

    Monday, May 15, 1950 Today started with Tom K. waking Sam up to go to Port Gamble. Then Joe Buldoc called. Seems the state lost a paper which shows his first 10 years of work, so he came and signed that. Then Sam ate and he and Tom went off in a cloud of dust. So, I cleaned house good, and Skenes came just as I was half done. They stayed just half an hour. So, I ironed and now everything is done. Very cloudy this a.m. but warm now at 2:30. Put away all my gifts and it was quite a task. Then I fo...

  • Mary's Memoirs

    Clydene Hostetler|May 16, 2024

    Mary was quite a social person. She loved to talk with people, and I always love how she mentions "it was a good chat." I remember when people came over to our house they would go outside with Mom and look at all the flowers. People do not seem to do that as often these days. I wonder what two new dances Mary learned? Monday, May 8, 1950 Very warm out but just as I took all my work outside it began to blow so I did part of it and took the rest inside. Sam came home with all my parcels but one....

  • Mary's Memoirs

    Clydene Hostetler|May 9, 2024

    Sam goes to Boise, Idaho, for a couple of days. People do not go out and look at each other's flowers like that anymore. People do not go outdoors that much anymore either. Especially kids. Sunday, May 1, 1950 Today I cleaned the house and left for Cleora's before Sam got out of bed. He was so tired from the trip. Called on Alice Duckwiler and found her not at all well. She must have a nurse all the time, so I stayed but a short time. Then to Cleora's and we had a lovely lunch together. Saw her...

  • Mary's Memoirs

    Clydene Hostetler|May 2, 2024

    Windy, rainy and cold. Just like it is now. Not much is going on this week. Meetings and company stopping by the house. Sunday, April 24, 1950 Ironed before breakfast then ate and dashed to get hair combed out. Wilma gave me a gallon of milk to take home. At home I finished all mending and cleaning and put everything away. Squires came down and sprayed for worms and helped Sam put up the vines on new grape arbor. Florine and Marie Tracy came just as I was ready to vacuum. So we went over ideas...

  • Mary's Memoirs

    Clydene Hostetler|Apr 11, 2024

    Just another week of attending functions and making decorations. Mary does like to socialize! Sunday, April 3, 1953 Today was a busy one. As soon as I ate, cleaned house and got ready to go to Havasu Club Installation. They served a nice lunch and I sat next to Ruby. She had some delicious shrimp and potato salad there. I left as soon as Ruby was installed as chaplain as I wanted to get my hair done. Wilma Westing's mother-in-law had passed away, so she said as the funeral was Tuesday, she had...

  • Mary's Memoirs

    Clydene Hostetler|Mar 28, 2024

    It snowed this week in 1950! This week is a continuation of the same old, same old. Sunday, March 19, 1950 Today there was such a cold wind we could not be out all day. I ironed clothes and put them all away. Then up to the Masonic Temple where I watched the girls go through their addenda for Alice Pope. It is so clever. I'm sure it will be well received. Home and ate venison steak for dinner. Very good. Took a box of weaving to Eunice Duffield's and she will exhibit it at social club Tuesday....

  • Mary's Memoirs

    Clydene Hostetler|Mar 21, 2024

    Rained a lot! Even had puddles in Mary and Sam's yard. Loved that their dog Queenie was in the box with the cat. Sam waxed all the floors while Mary dusted and cleaned house. Mostly just more meetings and Mary and Sam attending them. Sunday, March 12, 1950 Arose early and made waffles. Sam did not sleep well because he ate 2½ hot dogs last night. Pressed, ironed and put away all the clothes. So now I'm through for this week. Boiled the 5 hens for salad and 9 eggs. Just as I was through...

  • Mary's Memoirs

    Clydene Hostetler|Feb 29, 2024

    This week 78 years ago, was very rainy. Kind of like it is now. Attended meetings and a little shopping in Seattle going on. Had to remove Queenie from the washroom. She was barking, wanting to get out. Other than that, not much was going on. Sunday, Feb. 19, 1950 Arose late and got breakfast. Sam went up to the gun club as Bill Cady had sent work down by Emmett to be sure to come up to the shoot. I raked about 45 minutes on the lawn and then drove to Bremerton. The White Shrine had a practice...

  • The roads are bad, but Mary presses on

    Clydene Hostetler|Feb 22, 2024

    Wet and icky for most of the week. Mary attended chapter meetings all week. Sam had to fix a pipe down at the tavern. I am wondering whether Mary and Sam owned what is now the Woodshed Tavern? Does anybody know? Sunday, Feb. 12, 1950 Today was very wet. It was dark all day. Simply poured down! Made ham waffles and we ate about 12 o'clock. Then I ironed and mended all the clothes. Sam went up to Belfair to see Emmett about the bread man who stole bread yesterday. There is still snow on the lawn...

  • Mary's Memoirs

    Clydene Hostetler|Feb 8, 2024

    More snow. There was lots of ice on the canal. Doing chores like cleaning house and the wash and attending lots of meetings and a dance. Hey! Did you see that the ground hog didn't see its shadow? We can only hope spring is on its way. Sunday, Jan. 29, 1950 Arose at 8:30 and looked at the temperature, 8 above. Let out dog and cat and fed them. Turned up the stoves and slept about an hour more. Then Sam got up about 11:30 so we ate late. Cleaned house, made fire in wood stove and oh, it's so...

  • MARY'S MEMOIRS

    Clydene Hostetler|Jan 25, 2024

    Wet, cold and snowy. Mary and Sam had to drive with chains. Sam has too much alcohol while hanging out in Belfair. Mary hates that! Sunday, Jan. 15, 1950 Today it warmed up some so the water runs in the cabin bath and on our back porch. Last night we hung up the clothes so today I ironed all the handkerchiefs, made applesauce and dusted the house. The snow is still coming down. Sam went to Belfair, so our road is clear. Nichols poison oak is bad again so I called Newkirk for him saying he could...

  • MARY'S MEMOIRS

    Clydene Hostetler|Jan 18, 2024

    They were having very similar weather as what we are having. The power would be off for a while and then eventually come back on. Thank God they had their wood stove. Feeding the birds, Chinese pheasants and keeping Queenie inside was part of their curriculum. Let's hope next week is better. Sunday, Jan. 8, 1950 Today was cold and all day it tried to snow. We had Blanche's Vermont maple syrup on hotcakes, and it was delicious! In the morning I cleaned house good so now everything is back to...

  • MARY'S MEMOIRS

    Clydene Hostetler|Jan 11, 2024

    Mary and Sam have been down south for the better part of the week still hunting ducks and geese. Sam did pretty good. They came home to snow. Sunday, Jan. 1, 1950 Sam got up early and went hunting. He came in about 9 with 2 geese and 5 ducks. Was he proud! Said it was very foggy out and the birds flew very low. Queenie really had a good work out. We ate breakfast at the other hotel, but it surely is poor. Then to the field where Sam shot a snow goose. Queenie got so excited. It was very cold...

  • MARY'S MEMOIRS

    Clydene Hostetler|Jan 4, 2024

    The end of the year has come. No birds to hunt, so Mary and Sam go to Los Angeles to see friends. Mary got embarrassed when their dog Queenie dug up a couple of bushes. I had the same experience when I was visiting my parents at their new home in California. My German shepherd was a puppy and she dug up several rose bushes my stepdad had just planted. Oh gosh! Sam's birthday Dec. 29. Happy New Year to all! Sunday, Dec. 25, 1949 The sun was warm and bright when we arose, so we ate breakfast and...

  • MARY'S MEMOIRS

    Clydene Hostetler|Dec 28, 2023

    Sunday, Dec. 18, 1949 Snow fell early in the morning and everything was so icy, but the sun came out and now at 2:30 it is beautiful but cold! Sam wrapped water hydrant then put away ladder and wrapped several boxes of salmon. I took salmon and candy to Skene’s. She was at church, so I stayed but a short time. Someone stole the camel bells I gave her. Sam went down to Rudy’s and got more boxes for salmon at the store. Everything cooking for dinner. Ruby called up. Said they had 3 inches of sno...

  • MARY'S MEMOIRS

    Clydene Hostetler|Dec 21, 2023

    Sam and Mary are busy attending Christmas parties and having people over for dinner. It is getting colder and even starting to snow. I love Christmas time! Sunday, Dec. 11, 1949 We arose late and we thought of going to Seattle when Henry called up. So out he came, and we talked about an hour. He is so enthused over his Canadian job. Can only get home once a week so think he eventually will move up. To Seattle by way of Tacoma and it was a nice ride. We called on George McCorkhill at the Providen...

  • MARY'S MEMOIRS

    Clydene Hostetler|Dec 14, 2023

    This week was full of Christmas parties and preparing for them. Sam drove off in their car and the cat jumped inside and he didn’t know it. I’ve done that before. It is getting cold out too. Sunday, Dec. 4, 1949 Arose early and ate, then at 10:30 a.m. came Alma Nelson and her mother. We drove to Myrtle’s and got our directions. Ralph had made a good map for us. So, we had a cup of coffee and pie downtown and then went out to Myer’s Antique Shop where we spent two very pleasant hours. We heard so...

  • MARY'S MEMOIRS

    Clydene Hostetler|Dec 7, 2023

    A lot of Christmas doings going on. Wrapping presents, parties, etc. Mary spent over 4 hours on her address book one night for Christmas cards. I remember my mother would spend days writing her Christmas cards out. The weather has turned into lots of rain. A county commissioner drowned. Sunday, Nov. 27, 1949 An extremely windy day although the sun came out it was raining about half of the time and tonight it's raining again. Made a cherry pie and cleaned house good. Wrote several letters then...

  • MARY'S MEMOIRS

    Clydene Hostetler|Nov 30, 2023

    I really enjoyed reading this week's diary. Felt kind of sorry for Sam having back problems. Mary always refers to him going to the doctors for treatment. I bet you Mary and Sam mailed a lot of Christmas cards. Sunday, Nov. 20, 1949 Awoke early. So much shooting and the phone rang. Very foggy out. Delmar Deputy was down to see Sam about the truck, so we ate a late breakfast. Cleaned house and looked at all the beautiful favors Doris sent. Sam still has a stiff back, so he has the heat pad on...

  • MARY'S MEMOIRS

    Clydene Hostetler|Nov 23, 2023

    More meetings this week. Sam comes home from bird hunting with a couple of pheasants. He also brought a vase for Mary for her birthday. It was her birthday this week. Sunday, Nov. 13, 1949 Slept late and then up to Belfair to clean up Temple but the Jones and Shorts had got there early so there was but little to do. Called Alma Nelson from the store to thank her for the lovely corsage. Home and put the wagon wheels away, etc. Then cleaned up and drove to Gig Harbor. Took a duck up to Aunt Vina....

  • MARY'S MEMOIRS

    Clydene Hostetler|Nov 9, 2023

    Still hunting during this week, deer and birds. Sam took Queenie out this week again. Mary fixed deer heart for dinner. How many of you have had deer heart? Sunday, Oct. 30, 1949 Today we got up early and went up on Palmer Mountain. We went through a thicket and by the time we came home we had seen 32 deer. Met the Kraft Cheese man we used to have in the store. Then when we came by Alma Nelson's, she gave us some coffee. We had a nice visit. We saw 3 doe first on our way up, then 6 more, the...

  • MARY'S MEMOIRS

    Clydene Hostetler|Nov 2, 2023

    Mary and Sam went on a duck hunting trip. They came home and left for east of the mountains to go deer hunting. They took their dog, Queenie. I think she had a good time. Sam got a couple of birds but no deer yet. Sunday, Oct. 23, 1949 Went out on the dike on Lake Klamath and Sam shot a goose which fell in the lake. Another man sent his dog after it and claimed the goose. Then another hunter shot a goose and it fell way out on the lake and the same game hog claimed that. So, we told the young ma...

  • MARY'S MEMOIRS

    Clydene Hostetler|Oct 12, 2023

    Mary is home this week. She pulls the winter clothes out and puts the summer clothes in the attic. Sam catches a terrible cold, but that doesn't stop him from going hunting east of the mountains with Bill Cady. The weather is slowly turning. Sunday, Oct. 2, 1949 Today I put several lovely vases of flowers in the house. The one with red roses and red snap dragons is the loveliest by far. Cleaned my clothes and shoes and changed the beds. Put everything away so I can start a new week Monday. Mrs....

  • MARY'S MEMOIRS

    Clydene Hostetler|Oct 5, 2023

    Have you noticed Mary and Sam pretty much have a hot meal every breakfast? Even if it is just pancakes? I had to laugh when she shares their pup walked on the freshly painted porch. Sunday, Sept. 25, 1949 We slept late, then I made pancakes for breakfast. Cleaned house and put away yesterday's washing. Cleaned my Chapter dress so it is ready for Friendship Night. Took everything off of my desk and am now sitting in the sun. It's so warm out! Hung the plate Maimee Gould gave me. It looks very...

  • MARY'S MEMOIRS

    Clydene Hostetler|Sep 28, 2023

    Mary is still picking flowers. Henry and Louie are Mary's brothers. Henry had big equipment to carry out the work of the Canadian Timber. I have 16 mm home movies of them doing this job. The big bulldozer sits up on his son's property in Bellingham. And it still runs! Sunday, Sept. 18, 1949 Arose early and took 2 huge bouquets of flowers to Lovey. Betty met me at the door, so I told her what to do with them. We drove to Tacoma and ate breakfast in Seattle. Very nice. To the Driftwood Show and en...

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