Excerpts from Grandma’s Diary (July 1942)
Preparation for the first Deater Reunion?
Submitted by: Beulah Womer
Friday 3–It rained hard at night. Mona, Carl, and Dad went to town. Helen came up from Mona’s this morning. She and I mowed the lawn; then I got the potatoes ready for salad. Helen cleaned and mopped the kitchen; then we made the salad. Verna finished her mopping up-stairs, while I did the lamps. Isabel, Lynn, Henrietta, Rudy and the children came. June and Bob came. Mona and Carl went to Berwick for Tom and Lois. Beulah and Donnie went up with June for the night. Lynn, Isabel, Henrietta, Dad and I went to WilkesBarre for Harvey. We didn’t get home until daylight, and the rooster was crowing.
Saturday 4–It showered towards night–nice showers at night. Well, we had a clam bake by the creek and had a very nice time. About nine o’clock at night Tom, Anna, Lew, Mae, Ruby, and David came in. It was late when they left. Isabel, Lynn, Henrietta and Rudy stayed all night with June. Lois and Tom with Mona again.