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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...

 

Mary and Sam visit friends, go to events

It’s a plain old busy week for Mary. She is a social butterfly. When I was a kid, my mother would sprinkle clothing that was to be ironed with water. You couldn’t wait too long because mold could start to grow on the clothing. Friday, Feb. 20,...

 

Mary celebrates her father's 86th birthday

Mary made me chuckle when she tells of it raining and she had just washed the car. That is living in the Pacific Northwest. Sam is looking for a new car. It is cold. Mary sees a movie with her mother...

 

Mary fractures hand while moving furniture

Sam is at his convention for most of the week and returns toward the end. First thing that happens is he and Mary try to move a bed and Mary fractures her left hand. Ow! Good news is they put her arm...

 

Mary stays home while Sam goes to California

Sam takes off for San Francisco to a convention for 10 days so Mary has her time to herself. She keeps very busy with Chapter and goes to Seattle with Lovey. You've got to love that name. Her new...

 

Mary goes hunting with Sam during rainy week

I sure hope everyone had a wonderful Christmas. I have shared with you that the past three years of Mary’s diary have periods when she did not write. The last published column was at the end of 1946. Her next entry was not until mid-1947. So I...

 

Mary stays busy with housework, Sam goes hunting

It's 1946 and a fall week in Belfair. Mary is putting away summer clothes and cleaning the dressers and Sam goes out duck and deer hunting. There were two house fires in and near Belfair. Butter is a...

 

Busy week for Mary, Sam works on storage building

This week, Mary is very busy with her chapter meetings and setting them up. The summer clothes have been put away and the winter clothes have come out. Sam and Bud are building a structure to store...

 

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