Grandma’s Diary (Winter 1945)

Excerpts from Grandma’s Diary (Winter in the Stull)
Submitted by: Beulah Womer

January 16, 1945–It was snowing awful hard this morning, but the bus came and the children went to school; but at 1:20 they were all home again as it was snowing and blowing so hard that school let out at one o’clock. I had done up the work all but beds, so I baked a cake and worked the butter. Verna helped Alvin start the Delco. We had an early supper, made snow ice cream and read.

February 6, 1945–Verna has a cold and didn’t go to school today; so I washed and she hung them up. Although cold in the morning, it got real warm…the warmest day for some time and a swell wash day. We washed one double blanket and every thing dried, but Verna had to wade snow to her crotch to hang some of them up, and Martha took them down.