Berniece Pearce Diary - 1963

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Tuesday, January 1, 1963

Mrs. Boner, Pat and Lois came at 10:30 a.m. to watch Tournament of Roses Parade and stayed for lunch. They left about 4 p.m. and Caryl, Jim and family came a little later and stayed until 6:30 p.m. Jerry and Linda took down Christmas tree in the evening.

Wednesday, January 2, 1963

Uncle Hughes brought a package of beef patties and round steak in a.m. Pat Grant got her skirts this aft. Received Aldenís catalog today.

Thursday, January 3, 1963

Jerry went to Belleville. I worked on Pat Grantís coat alterations. Bob here in aft. Received catalogs from Spiegelís and Montgomery Ward.

Friday, January 4, 1963

Worked on Pat Grantís coat. Sears serviceman (Bennett) here in aft. Uncle Hughes here in aft. Jerry went to Joliet. Linda and Jerry went to Chiltonsí tonight.

Saturday, January 5, 1963

Worked on Pat Grantís coat. Alice Gosses brought some things to be altered in aft. Jerry worked today. Linda took him and then got our groceries. Mother D. phoned before they left to let us know sheís going to hospital (Memorial) at 4 p.m. Carylís taking her. Linda and Jerry went to Esquire with Carol and Bob Chilton. M.E. went out with some girls. Mr. D. brought 2 roasts in a.m.

Sunday, January 6, 1963

Hemmed skirts for Alice Gosses and Mary Ellen and finished altering Pat Grantís coat. Monitored church program. J&L got some baby things at Goldblattís and went out to Bartletts after taking Chevy to Gillitukís.

Monday, January 7, 1963

Hemmed 2 more skirts for Alice Gosses. She got 2 of them this aft. Started altering Pat Grantís black slacks. Linda went to Dr. Bergmann this aft. and then to Memorial Hospital to see Mother Durst. M.E. went to see her during lunch hour. Jerry went to Ottawa and is staying overnight as he has to be in Waukegan tomorrow. Bob here in aft. M.E. and Linda went to Annette Hardinís to Bunco Party tonight. Ola Spaulding (Fredís wife) died yesterday. Funeral tomorrow.

Tuesday, January 8, 1963

Altered green dress for Alice Gosses. Uncle Hughes brought 2 T-bone steaks and a package of beef patties. Jerry got back from Waukegan around 8 p.m. M.E. went to hospital to see Mother D. Received 50 cent refund on Sara Lee cake and a card for Sears catalog.

Wednesday, January 9, 1963

Worked on some of Alice Gossesí things and Pat Grantís black slacks. She came this aft. with some more clothes to alter. Stone Tree Surgeons cut down elm tree in center of our yard near street. M.E. went to see Mother D. after work. She said sheís going home Friday. Bob here around noon.

Thursday, January 10, 1963

Worked on Patís black slacks. Bob here from 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Pat phoned that instead of coming at 2 p.m. today she will come at 3 p.m. on Monday. M.E. went to see Mother D. - thinks sheíll come home Saturday. Jerry went to reserve meeting tonight. I ordered baby bathtub and diaper pail for Lindaís shower from Montgomery Ward. Linda got Sears Spring & Summer catalog on way home from work.

Friday, January 11, 1963

Jerry went to Bloomington. Finished Patís black slacks and Alice Gossesí plaid skirt alterations; also altered Patís brown plaid skirt.

Saturday, January 12, 1963

Started altering Patís black silk shantung dress. Jerry worked today. M.E. had hair fixed in aft. Chiltons here for supper. M.E. got houseslippers at Sears that I ordered to replace ones I got her for Christmas which were too large.

Sunday, January 13, 1963

Monitored church program. Worked on Patís black silk dress and brown wool skirt. M.E. stayed home all day and eve. J&L went out to shop late aft.

Monday, January 14, 1963

Jerry went to Belleville. Linda took her car to work but it still refuses to start when engine is hot. Bob here a little while in aft. Pat Grant got black slacks, 2 brown skirts and black silk dress in aft. She tried on some more things to be altered. Frank Nelson here in eve. Man here to demonstrate china to M.E.

Tuesday, January 15, 1963

Jerry went to Ottawa. Uncle Hughes here in a.m. - he took electric bill to pay for me; of course, I gave him the money. I gave him some hard Christmas candy. Alice Gosses got her clothes in aft. Nancy Scaife and mother here later. Nancy left 2 pr. slacks and dress to be altered. V. Crook left 2 skirts to be shortened.

Wednesday, January 16, 1963

Jerry went to Decatur. Worked on Patís green skirt and finished V. Crookís skirts. Rita Hinds here tonight to watch Bob Hope Christmas show in Japan, etc. Then she and M.E. left for rest of evening.

Thursday, January 17, 1963

Finished Patís skirt and started dress; also worked on M. Jamesonís dress. She came this eve. for fitting. Jerry went to reserve meeting and M.E. went to friendís house to have hair fixed. Jerry got shower gifts for Linda from M.W. ($6.98 instead of $7.38 as listed in General catalog).

Friday, January 18, 1963

Worked on Patís suit and finished her dress. Bob here early aft. Mrs. Duncan brought dress to be shortened and Uncle Hughes came a little later. Lawrence brought 2 packages ground beef and one of round steak in a.m.

Saturday, January 19, 1963

Worked on Patís tan suit. Jerry had cyst removed from right ear at St. Johnís Hospital this a.m. by Dr. Kufdakis and then went to work. Linda had hair appointment at Ann Rutledge Beauty Shop in a.m. Everyone home tonight.

Sunday, January 20, 1963

Monitored church program. Finished Patís tan suit. Linda baked a pineapple up-side down cake.

Monday, January 21, 1963

Worked on Alice Gossesí clothes. Linda was promoted to Class 5 with salary of $4,665.00 per year. Mrs. Crook got her two skirts but I couldnít change a $20 bill so will mail a check. Pat Grant got her things. M.E. entertained Bunco Club. Served angel food cake, ice cream, strawberries, coffee, iced tea and candy. Linda won door prize and I won Bunco prize (fancy apron).

Tuesday, January 22, 1963

Altered my blue dress. Mr. Bartlett cleaned driveway and walks because of my attending baby shower tonight. Received letter from Alice Cantrall. M.E. and L.R. got me in Olds, picked up Jerry at office, then went to Shelby Bertaís where baby shower was held. Jerry went back to office and then came for us later. Lovely party - 22 attended - beautiful gifts. I won door prize (cologne).

Wednesday, January 23, 1963

Finished Aliceís clothes. M.E. brought Rita home for supper and she stayed all night. Uncle Rob arrived from West Coast on 7:30 p.m. train.

Thursday, January 24, 1963

Jerry went to Geneva today. I put new zippers in Barb Howardís slacks, mended Nancy Scaifeís slacks and started altering her black lace dress. M.E. brought Rita home again tonight. Bob, Carol and Bobbi Kay Chilton here tonight.

Friday, January 25, 1963

Finished Nancy Scaifeís dress and altered M. Jamesonís dress. Linda took Barbís slacks to her. Bess Kenney called to tell me Ruth McKinnie in Memorial Hospital - had tumor removed. J&L went to shopping center tonight. Rita Hinds gave me $5.00 for staying here 4 days this week. She didnít come back this eve. L&J went to Sears after going to shopping center and got new striped bedspread and floor mop. Linda got shelves for bathroom at noon.

Saturday, January 26, 1963

Finished M. Jamesonís dress. Linda had hair appointment at 11 a.m. Jerry worked today. M.E. gone all day. Everyone home tonight as cold, snowy and very disagreeable.

Sunday, January 27, 1963

Last Sunday concluded church broadcast so didnít have to monitor it today. L&J went shopping at Gundyís, National, and Steinberg Baumís in aft. Minnie phoned early aft. to chat. I phoned M. Jameson that her dress is ready. Worked on Alice Gossesí skirt.

Monday, January 28, 1963

Finished Alice Gossesí skirt and dress. Started shortening Mrs. Duncanís black dress. Phoned Kay Sutphin re Linda promoted to Class 5. Jerry in court today; not home for supper. Linda went for him around 8:30 p.m. M.E. went out - brought Ĺ doz. donuts home. Ordered 2 cotton dresses from Aldenís for Linda.

Tuesday, January 29, 1963

Finished shortening Mrs. Duncanís black dress and altered Barb Howardís cotton Bermuda shorts.

Wednesday, January 30, 1963

Put in zipper in Barbís shorts which I forgot yesterday and altered Alice Gossesí print skirt. L&J went out to Bartletts tonight.

Thursday, January 31, 1963

Baked a chocolate cake and made chocolate pudding. Pat Grant came at 3 p.m. to check alterations on 3 dresses and a jacket. I got sick, so she left before checking coat and slacks. Felt better after vomiting. L&J bought motion picture camera . They went out to Bartletts and got her car from Jefferson St. filling station - still wonít start when warmed up.

Friday, February 1, 1963

Today is Lindaís last day with FBI (maternity leave). Alice Gosses got her clothes today. Katy England brought 2 sweaters for buttonhole reinforcing and buttons to be sewn. Alice left sweater for same work. Minnie here for supper tonight. M.E. and 3 girlfriends went to Louisville, KY tonight. I started altering Patís lilac dress.

Saturday, February 2, 1963

Wrote letters to Cousin Willis, Marian Gilroy, and Gus, and birthday card for latter. Finished Patís lilac dress.

Sunday, February 3, 1963

Started altering Patís navy dress. Mother D. came down in aft. J&L went to Chiltons for supper. M.E. got home about 8:30 p.m. from Kentucky.

Monday, February 4, 1963

Jerry came home for lunch and took Linda to Dr. Bergmannís office at 2 p.m. He didnít come home for supper. Linda and M.E. went to Bartletts for Bunco party tonight. I finished Patís navy dress and started the tan knitted wool one. M. Jameson got her dress and jacket tonight.

Tuesday, February 5, 1963

Ordered a Baby Record Book from Bressmerís for Lindaís shower next Tuesday night at Carol Chiltonís. Finished Patís tan dress. M.E. went over to Arta Pearsonís who gave her 2 shirts for me to fix cuffs. Uncle Hughes here in aft.

Wednesday, February 6, 1963

Jessie Maxwell Johnson [Aunt Minnieís sister] in surgery this a.m. Altered Katyís black jersey skirt. Jerry went to Joliet today. Ann VonBehren came in aft. - Linda gave her some baby doll p.j.ís. L&J went over to Goldblattís tonight and then took Chevy over to Gillitukís for repairs. Bressmerís sent baby book today. Uncle Rob at Memorial Hospital on account of face partially paralyzed. Ruth McKinnie is still there. Mrs. Nichols and Mrs. Crumley from West Side called on me.

Thursday, February 7, 1963

Sent card to Pat for his birthday. Finished all of Katyís things. Uncle Hughes brought pr. pants to be altered and pkg. of liver and one of round steak. Jerry went to Quincy.

Friday, February 8, 1963

Jerry went to Freeport. Mrs. Moates brought coat in a.m. to be shortened, including sleeves. I fixed cuffs on 4 shirts for Richard Pearson (Artaís husband). Pat and Lois here in eve. I gave them my waffle iron, popcorn popper, and bed lamp Pat gave me a long time ago.

Saturday, February 9, 1963

Jerry worked today. Linda had hair appointment at 11 a.m. so she kept Olds - got groceries after taking him to office. M.E. went to town in a.m. for license plates. Katy came in aft. for her things. Shortened Mrs. Moatesí coat. Linda purchased heart-shaped planter w/vine for Jessie Johnson from Buckleyís.

Sunday, February 10, 1963

L&J had dinner at Bartletts and supper at Peggy & Bobís this eve. M.E. took planter to Jessie Johnson at hospital this noon. I shortened coat sleeves for Mrs. Moates.

Monday, February 11, 1963

I altered Patís tan knit jacket. Jerry went to Joliet. He took Linda and me out to her baby shower at Carol Chiltonís this evening. It was a lovely party - she received many nice gifts - both of us won prizes.

Tuesday, February 12, 1963

Sent "get-well" cards to Jessie Johnson and Mrs. McCoy. Started putting grosgrain ribbon on Alice Gossesí sweater. Jerry went to work at 1 p.m. Uncle Hughes brought pkg. ground beef and 2 pkgs. of soup bones around noon.

Wednesday, February 13, 1963

Jerry went to Waukegan. Arta and son came for her husbandís shirts and left 2 more in a.m. Pat Grant got her 3 dresses and jacket and I fitted coat and slacks on her this aft. Uncle Hughes brought tie a little later which I shortened and Mrs. Moates got her coat at 4 p.m. I finished Aliceís sweater.

Thursday, February 14, 1963

Fixed cuffs in Artaís husbandís 2 shirts. Linda took Jerry to work so she could have the car. She picked up Carol Chilton at 2 p.m. and they exchanged duplicates of baby things at Sears, Bressmerís and Westenbergerís. Jerry got Linda a beautiful heart-shaped box of candy from Fannie May. She sent all of us beautiful cards. Mr. Garfield called in aft. re house insurance but Iíve already mailed check to Jones, McIntyre & Stuches.

Friday, February 15, 1963

Jerry went to Freeport this morning. I started altering Pat Grantís coat. Lorene phoned that Dall Hubbel died yesterday. Linda went to town at 2 p.m. - had appointment with contact lens doctor at 2:30 - got back at 3:30. M.E. went out with Irene. L&J went to Steinberg-Baum in eve.

Saturday, February 16, 1963

Worked on Pat Grantís coat. Arta Pearson got her husbandís shirts this aft. Linda had hair appointment at 12:30. Jerry worked today. Linda took him to and from work. M.E. paid her auto insurance and came home and cleaned her bedroom and living room. Linda cleaned bathroom, my bedroom and their bedroom. They went to Old Luxumburg for dinner with 3 girls from FBI, their husbands, and Ginger and boyfriend, and then to Bureau party (dance) at Elks Club.

Sunday, February 17, 1963

Worked a little on Patís coat. Went to Chiltons for dinner at 5 p.m. Frances Jordan came tonight while M.E. was home (she came back from Chiltons after we ate). Frances left ten 5-cent stamps to replace those I used and 25 one-cent stamps for class birthday cards, also year book. Kay Nichols had miscarriage last night and went to Memorial Hospital.

Monday, February 18, 1963

Worked on Patís coat. Linda baked "a cake and cheesecake" and it is delicious. She went to Dr. Bergmann at 2:30 p.m. - everything fine. Jerry took her. Uncle Hughes here for a few minutes. I went to Bunco party at Marilyn Nibbeís - won door prize - 3 refrigerator dishes. Linda won 2nd (decanter) and Bunco prize (salt & pepper shakers). Mother D. here in late afternoon.

Tuesday, February 19, 1963

Worked on Patís coat and slacks. Carol Chilton picked up Linda and went to hospital to see Kay. Linda exchanged Bunco prizes for an oven timer and got 4 pair Carterís panties in place of purse she won two weeks previously at Bartletts. Frank Nelson here tonight.

Wednesday, February 20, 1963

Jerry went to Edwardsville. I ordered mattress pads, receiving blankets and baby changer from Montgomery Ward for Linda. Finished Patís coat and slacks.

Thursday, February 21, 1963

Jerry went to Belleville. Uncle Hughes brought 2 pkgs. ground beef. Worked on income tax returns. J&L went to Memorial Hospital to see Kay. Pat Grant got her coat and slacks in a.m.

Friday, February 22, 1963

M.E. home today but Jerry worked. She went to Jimís at 10 a.m. and got home about 3 p.m. Helen McGrath brought 3 skirts to be altered at 1:15 p.m. Aletha Cooper brought material for several dresses at 5:20 p.m. M.E. went to Jimís again this evening.

Saturday, February 23, 1963

Finished altering Helen McGrathís skirts and she got them this afternoon. Linda had hair fixed at 12:30. She took Jerry to work in a.m. but he came home on bus at 4:30. They went to Walt Matthiesenís pre-lenten party tonight. M.E. stayed home. Roads are bad tonight (7 Ĺ inches of snow).

Sunday, February 24, 1963

Made apple pie and baked a 9-lb. turkey for dinner. Snow over and sun shining brightly - snow is beautiful. Worked a little on Alethaís blue jacket. L&J got a few groceries at Gundyís in afternoon. 9.9 inches total snowfall during 48 hrs. ending at midnight tonight.

Monday, February 25, 1963

Finished income tax returns. Baked a chocolate pie. Linda has the flu - phoned Dr. Bergmann who sent medicine from Metzgerís. M.E. babysat for Caryl Pearce as she went to a shower. Uncle Hughes brought pkg. round steak and one of patties this aft.

Tuesday, February 26, 1963

(Temps. - high 12; low -22) Jerry took Linda to hospital at 2 a.m. then came back as he has the flu - went back at 8 a.m. Doctor saw her at 10 a.m. - broke her water and she gave birth (at 12:30 p.m.) to an 8 lb. 14 oz. baby boy named Mark Raymond. How marvelous! Jerry went back to hospital tonight. Evie Wells phoned re Mercer Spaulding committing suicide this afternoon with shotgun. Wilna phoned a few minutes later. Mailed income tax returns.

Wednesday, February 27, 1963

Jerry went to Belleville. Worked on Alethaís blue jacket. Sent flower arrangement from Buckleyís to Linda (little shoe filled with sweetheart roses). Sent letter to Cousin Willis. Lorene and Lois phoned. I called Maymie Lazar. Jerry went to see Linda after he got back from Belleville and again tonight. M.E. talked to Larry in Japan for approx. 1 hr. ($200 plus 10%).

Thursday, February 28, 1963

Jerry had to be in court so Carol Chilton is going to see Linda in afternoon. Mother D. and Peggy Bastas phoned early morning. I baked a pecan pie and worked on Alethaís jacket. Jerry went to see Linda this eve. He brought picture of Mark Raymond - he certainly is a darling. Received announcement of Alan and Eileen Suttonís baby daughter, Jerri Allyn, born Feb. 15th. Uncle Hughes brought a roast late afternoon.

Friday, March 1, 1963

Beautiful day - not so cold. Worked on Alethaís blue jacket. Mother D. brought white sweater set for Mark in a.m. Linda phoned after she left. Mercer Spaulding buried at 3 p.m.

Saturday, March 2, 1963

Worked on Alethaís jacket. Kiddy-Haven delivered crib today. M.E. had hair fixed around noon then went to see Linda and Mark at hospital at 3:15. Jerry worked today and went to hospital in eve. M.E. went to show with Irene tonight.

Sunday, March 3, 1963

(Temps. - high 62; low 30) Baked a banana cream pie and arm roast. Jerry went for Linda and Mark at 12:45 p.m. and they arrived home at approx. 3 p.m. Baby is a darling.

Monday, March 4, 1963

Jerry went to Alton. Worked on Alethaís jacket. M.E. went to Bunco party at Beverly Russellís tonight. Linda sponge-bathed Mark first time today. They got along fine.

Tuesday, March 5, 1963

Jerry went to Joliet. Worked on Alethaís jacket. Linda received a suit from Minnie and one from Jessie for Mark. Carol, Bob and Bobbi Kay here this eve. Mr. Diller came with pkg. of beef patties.

Wednesday, March 6, 1963

Jerry went to Alton. Worked on Mrs. Cooperís jacket. Mr. and Mrs. Bartlett and Kay came to see Mark this morning after Grandma Durst left. I had Jerry get 1 lb. Fannie May candy to pay my bet that I lost (he bet that Mark would come before March 5th -her actual due date -- and I bet that heíd come after).

Thursday, March 7, 1963

Worked a little on Alethaís jacket and started altering Mrs. Rykkenís striped skirt. Ann VonBehren came to get money and water bill to pay with hers and saw Mark through window. June Hindman brought husbandís coat to have buttonholes reinforced. Pat and Lois here this eve. Jerry went to Quincy today.

Friday, March 8, 1963

Jerry went to Alton and got back early aft. then went to office; also went to Institute of Business Techniques - Misses Plain and Martin (teachers) gave a darling suit to Mark. Mrs. Dodds, Frances, Carol, Kay, Bobbi Kay, and Donna here a little later to see Mark. I worked on Mrs. Rykkenís white dress and skirt.

Saturday, March 9, 1963

Jerry worked today. I worked on Mrs. Rykkenís dress. Joyce, Don and David Reynolds here in aft. Beth and Aletha Cooper came later with material for dresses and jackets. Mrs. Greening brought daughterís slacks for zipper. Uncle Hughes brought round steak and patties. M.E. made marshmallow fudge in eve. and we watched movies on TV. Jerry picked up sweater set from Aldenís, $2.18, I got for Alanís baby.

Sunday, March 10, 1963

Worked on Charles Hindmanís coat and Greening girlsí slacks. Mother D. here in aft. and Mr. & Mrs. Bartlett, Kenny and Diane in eve. M.E. ironed Jerryís shirts. Got package ready to send to Alanís baby.

Monday, March 11, 1963

Finished Alethaís jacket, started on her dress, replaced zipper in Greening slacks and finished buttonholes on Hindman topcoat. Lorene here in aft. and she took coat to Hindmanís. I paid her my part on Spaulding flowers. Ann VonBehren here in a.m. - gave Mark a darling suit. M.E. exchanged tan one that Plain & Martin gave for a red check. Tom, Kay and Donna here in eve.

Tuesday, March 12, 1963

Cut out Bethís dress and worked on Alethaís blue dress. Mrs. Willene Hughes (neighbor) came with Ann this morning to see Mark. Jerry went to Peoria. M.E. mailed package to Jerri Allyn Sutton today. Murray & Leora Johnson and grandson here in aft. Ordered bottle warmer, dress for Bobbi Kay, and girdle from Sears for Linda.

Wednesday, March 13, 1963

Worked on Alethaís blue dress and shortened brown & green plaid dress I gave Linda (too small for me). Jerry at office today. M.E. ordered a coat from Sears this eve.

Thursday, March 14, 1963

Worked on Bethís outfit. Willene stopped at window (bedroom) at noon. Jerry went to Fairfield. Sears phoned that Lindaís things are in. Jerry went to reserve meeting tonight. Markís navel entirely healed so he got first dip in tub today.

Friday, March 15, 1963

Linda went to store (Gundyís) first time since home from hospital and I babysat for first time in a.m. and again in afternoon when Jerry took her to doctor re "contacts". Uncle Hughes came while they were gone and left after they came home. Bob & Peggy Bastas here in eve. She informed us she is expecting Oct. 30th.

Saturday, March 16, 1963

June Hindman and Sally here in a.m. - brought Sallyís spring coat to be lengthened. Marian and Tom Gilroy, Elsie and Wilna here in aft. Mr. Diller came while they were here and brought 2 pkgs. beef patties, one of pork and one chuck steak. Frank Nelson came while Suttons were at Burnettís. Jerry worked today.

Sunday, March 17, 1963

Worked on Bethís outfit. J&L went over to Bakerís Hardware Co. in aft. M.E. made fudge for Harold and took it to him in aft. and went out with Rita in eve. Mr. and Mrs. Bartlett, Kenny and Diane here in eve. Irene came to see M.E. and locked her keys in her car, so Jerry had to take her home to get her fatherís keys. City Electric came in eve. to replace blown out fuse.

Monday, March 18, 1963

Worked on Bethís outfit. Cut out Alethaís turquoise plaid jacket and helped Linda cut out her dress and jacket (Easter outfit). Katy England brought 3 shirts for cuff repair and dress to be repaired. She gave Mark a beautiful white hand-knitted sweater this aft. M.E. received letter from Larry calling off their engagement. Joe Buckels (where Jerry works) gave him a comforter for Mark.

Tuesday, March 19, 1963

Rock Island is Jerryís destination today. Worked on Bethís and Alethaís outfits. Mrs. Gosses got her sweater and left her sonís suit in a.m. Mrs. Rykken got her skirt and dress a little later. June Hindman came in aft. and tried on her spring coat but decided it was okay so took it home. Linda went to Castorís for groceries in aft. and Bunco party tonight. Sandra Munez (Jerryís co-worker) gave Mark a darling stuffed rabbit with music box inside.

Wednesday, March 20, 1963

Jerry went to Wheaton. I phoned M. Garfield and Bess Kenney phoned me. Mr. Diller here in aft. I worked on Alethaís jacket and L.R.ís Easter outfit (plain blue skirt, floral bodice and jacket - petti-point cotton). She used one of the patterns modeled by Cyd Charisse last year - her pink dress and coat for Easter last year were among the 5 patterns in the group which appeared in Sundayís Journal-Register magazine section last year. Joyce Reynolds gave birth to a baby girl named Brenda Jayne.

Thursday, March 21, 1963

Worked on Lindaís Easter outfit. Ruth McKinnie phoned re bringing Uncle Rob out tomorrow afternoon. Walt Matthiesen gave Mark a darling blue knitted suit. New clock received to replace broken one Jerry purchased from Steinberg-Baum before Xmas.

Friday, March 22, 1963

Lengthened sleeves and hem on Sally Hindmanís coat. Ruth McKinnie brought Uncle Rob at 3 p.m. Uncle Hughes came later. M.E. went out with a girlfriend tonight.

Saturday, March 23, 1963

June got Sallyís coat in a.m. Mr. Ginter fixed Jerryís chair. Cousin Willis phoned at 8:15 a.m. - he got in last night from Phoenix. Worked on Lindaís outfit. J&L took Mark to Dr. Earhardt in p.m. - heís coming along fine. Heís to start taking vitamins.

Sunday, March 24, 1963

Worked on Lindaís outfit. She and Jerry went to Steinberg-Baum in aft. Grandma Durst here and they took her home as they went to S-B.

Monday, March 25, 1963

Worked on Mariaís outfit. Cousin Willis and Lorene here in a.m. Mrs. Lookes brought coat to be shortened. Jerry served as consultant for Miss Plain tonight at Institute of Business Techniques. Linda phoned doctor re sores in mouth and he prescribed a mouth wash. Aletha here after work to try on dress, jacket and skirt.

Tuesday, March 26, 1963

Mark is one month old today!!! Worked on Mariaís outfit. Maureen Yocom phoned this eve. Uncle Hughes here in a.m. Had skillet stew for supper. Pat Grant brought 2 dresses and 2 skirts to be altered.

Wednesday, March 27, 1963

Jerry went to Rockford. Worked on Mariaís outfit. Katy England came in a.m. with some things to be altered. Marshall and Nellie Long here and left just before she came. Kay Sutphin here in eve. re inside pocket for husbandís slacks. Shortened skirt for Katy in evening.

Thursday, March 28, 1963

Cut out Alethaís plaid skirt and worked on it. Shortened Katyís green belt. She got it and skirt late aft.

Friday, March 29, 1963

Shortened Mrs. Lookisí coat. Linda went to Dr. Bergmann re sores in mouth. Uncle Hughes came late aft. Ann VonBehren brought boxes for eggs she getting from Frances Bartlett tomorrow.

Saturday, March 30, 1963

Worked on Alethaís jacket. Jerry worked today. M.E. made fudge for Harold. Mrs. Lookis got her coat this morning. M.E. went out with girlfriend and is staying all night with her. Mr. and Mrs. Bartlett came this eve. Brought 4 doz eggs @ 40 cents doz. and 2 little suits for Mark.

Sunday, March 31, 1963

Jerry left about 6:30 a.m. for Carpenterís Park for reserve meeting - came home at 3 p.m. M.E. got home about 6:30 p.m. I worked on Alethaís plaid suit. Uncle Hughes brought pkg. beef patties and one of round steak this morning.

Monday, April 1, 1963

Worked on Alethaís suit. Linda raked front yard. Willene came over and took her to see nursery fixed up for their "expected" - she came in for a little while. Mrs. Crook brought skirt and blouse to be altered. Mark received $25 check from Cousin Willis. Linda went to Bunco party and Jerry went to Inst. of Bus. Tech. to conduct class but came home early as class cancelled. M.E. rode around block with 3 men to try out car one just purchased.

Tuesday, April 2, 1963

Ruby Maddox called on Linda and me this aft. Linda took Mark outdoors in backyard for first time. They went out to Bartletts in eve. to see Joyceís baby girl, Brenda Jayne. Also, she and Jerry rode tandem bicycle around neighborhood before going out there. Frank Nelson came while they were gone. M.E. had date with fellow from Jacksonville tonight.

Wednesday, April 3, 1963

Almost completed 3 Easter outfits for the Coopers and worked on Alethaís blue dress. Linda cleaned part of border on east side of backyard. Jerry went to Alton. M.E. brought dress of girlfriend to be altered.

Thursday, April 4, 1963

Finished Alethaís dress and altered Alice Gossesí sonís suit. Willene and Betty Barber came to see Mark in aft. M.E. brought Minnie out for supper. Jerry went to reserve meeting. Westenbergerís sent zipper for Lindaís dress and findings for Alethaís and daughterís outfits.

Friday, April 5, 1963

Started altering Pat Grantís tan raincoat and put zipper in Lindaís dress.

Saturday, April 6, 1963

Worked on Pat Grantís coat and 2 wool skirts. Linda had hair appointment.

Sunday, April 7, 1963

L&J went to church this a.m. She wore pink coat and dress I made for her last Easter. I phoned Caryl Pearce in aft. re Mother D. Mr. and Mrs. Bartlett, Grandma Dodds, and Diane came late aft. L&J just returned from tandem bike ride around neighborhood.

Monday, April 8, 1963

Finished Patís coat and 2 skirts that she got this afternoon. Finished all of Alethaís things. Linda went to see Dr. Bergmann in aft. Everything okay. She went to Kayís Tupperware party in eve. Jerry went to Quincy today then to Inst. of Bus. Tech. class in eve. M.E. started staying nights at Mother Durstís as she strained her left arm last Mon.

Tuesday, April 9, 1963

Altered blue print skirt and started blue wool skirt for Katy. Linda and Jerry returned motion picture projector to the Joneses but forgot screen. They also went to new "K-Mart" - I had her get a Toni perm kit, $1.22 plus tax. M.E. came down to get some clothes. Linda took Mark to FBI office in afternoon. Mr. Kren from Sears measured doorway for aluminum storm door - here in 2 weeks.

Wednesday, April 10, 1963

Jerry went to Rockford. Linda went to Sears and Castorís in a.m. Received Easter cards from my secret pal and Kathryn Gathard. I finished Katyís blue wool skirt alterations and shortened rust wool skirt. Jerry took screen back to Joneses this evening.

Thursday, April 11, 1963

Sent Easter card to my secret pal (Eileen Boyle). Worked on Katyís things. Jerry went to reserve meeting tonight.

Friday, April 12, 1963

Katy picked up 3 dresses and 3 skirts this aft. that I altered. Aletha got her dress, etc.

Saturday, April 13, 1963

Altered Amy Smithís skirt and she got it this aft. Linda had hair appointment at noon. M.E. came down after she left and cleaned the house. Uncle Hughes came for spaghetti. Jerry worked today. Received Easter cards from Ernie & Naomi Laughlin and Circle 10 at church. Linda dyed Easter eggs this evening.

Sunday, April 14, 1963

Easter. Beautiful day. L&J went to church. M.E. brought Mother D. down for dinner. We had baked ham, candied sweet potatoes, fresh asparagus, veg. salad (canned vegetables in lemon-lime jello), mashed potatoes, cranberry sauce, banana cream pie, and coffee. Willene and Tom Hughes came over in aft. and J&L went over in front of their house for quite a visit as they had Mark in stroller for first time.

Monday, April 15, 1963

Altered Mrs. Crookís tan skirt and blouse. Linda went to Dr. Bergmann at 3 p.m. M.E. took Mother D. to Dr. Shriner this aft. - has broken elbow and shoulder. Mary Ellen Jennings brought ballot for me to vote. M.E. left at 9:30 p.m. on date. Jerry at Inst. of Bus. Tech. tonight. Linda went to Bunco party at Evelynís. She won 2nd prize - ornamental ducks for yard.

Tuesday, April 16, 1963

Shortened Uncle Hughesí brown slacks and started altering Patís tan dress. Jerry went to Joliet today. Linda took Mark for outing in stroller - Wilma Hulen came out to street to see him. Merle Perkinton brought Easter lily from church in aft. Ordered some things from Sears for Linda.

Wednesday, April 17, 1963

Linda took Mark to Dr. E. in p.m. Sheís starting cereal this eve. He really likes it. Our TV went out tonight. I worked on Patís tan dress.

Thursday, April 18, 1963

Jerry went to Joliet. Uncle Hughes got slacks and left 4 pkgs. ground beef in a.m. V. Crook brought dress for daughter to be shortened. Sent 3 Kraft candy box labels for $1.00 refund. Willene here in aft. Valerie Crook came after school to check amount to be turned up on dress. Jerry went to reserve meeting tonight. Sears phoned that Lindaís order is in. Mother D. fell again. Caryl Pearce phoned that her mother had heart attack. Mr. Huston replaced 2 tubes in TV this aft. Linda cleaned border across backyard.

Friday, April 19, 1963

Mr. Diller left at 6:45 a.m. for West Coast. Linda got groceries at Gundyís in a.m. and picked up Sears order, candy, then banana splits at Dairy Queen. Pleasant Nursery man planted hydrangea and wild crab in front yard and removed dirt left from driveway widening last fall. Mr. Huston came tonight to adjust TV. Barbara Howard and husband here a little while in eve. They came while L&J were at Steinberg-Baum but stayed until they got home.

Saturday, April 20, 1963

Willene has a baby girl, Elizabeth, born around noon, 7 lb. 10 oz. Linda had hair appointment. Jerry worked today. They went to Barb Howardís for dinner. M.E. cut front yard in p.m., first time, after giving Mother D. a perm. Ann VonBehren came over to get some things we discarded.

Sunday, April 21, 1963

Linda and Jerry went to church. Ernie [Rev. Laughlin] was at Mayoís for checkup. They went to Greenfield [to see Reynoldsí] in aft. and got back about 8:30 p.m. I received a phone call from Mr. Diller from California at 7 p.m. M.E. cut backyard today for first time.

Monday, April 22, 1963

Jerry went to Edwardsville. I finished Katyís husbandís shirts. She got her green wool dress in a.m. and left a navy outfit to be altered.

Tuesday, April 23, 1963

Finished Katyís blue knit suit. Cut out Alethaís pink plaid dress. Linda and I attended Carol Chiltonís Tupperware party. Jerry took us and came after us and Mark went along with him for the ride. I ordered a mixer for flour thickening and a colander. M.E. gone for supper.

Wednesday, April 24, 1963

Worked on Alethaís dress. Willene came home from hospital this aft. Katie got husbandís shirts, etc. this aft. She left a brown skirt to be shortened. M.E. went out to Old Luxemburg for dinner. Irene picked her up. Aletha came after work to try on dress.

Thursday, April 25, 1963

Altered M.E.ís friendís black dress. Linda went to shopping center in a.m. Jerry went to Edwardsville. Shortened Katyís brown skirt tonight. Frances Jordan here in eve. She gave Mark a blue, pink & white furry musical ball. Jerry went to reserve meeting.

Friday, April 26, 1963

Wrote letters to Charlotte, Helen, Pauline, Gus and Cousin Nell, enclosing group picture of Jerry, Linda and Mark. Linda went to Gundyís in a.m. and took Mark out in stroller in p.m. I worked on Alethaís dress.

Saturday, April 27, 1963

Katy got her brown knit skirt in p.m. M.E. gave me a Toni in a.m. Linda had hair appointment in aft. She and Jerry had dinner with Bob and Peggy and went to see "Criticís Choice" with Bob Hope later. I worked on Alethaís dress. M.E. helped me babysit with Mark. Made strawberry shortcake with fresh strawberries from Arkansas.

Sunday, April 28, 1963

Worked on Alethaís pink plaid dress. M.E. went out in aft. with Joyce and with Bill in eve. J&L went out to Bartletts late aft. - got 2 doz. eggs @ 40 cents doz. Mr. Bartlett gave them frozen rabbit and fish. Jerry barbequed wieners and we had shortcake again. They got strawberries today - 2 qts. for 79 cents. Phoned Lorene.

Monday, April 29, 1963

Worked on Alethaís dress. Linda got some Bunco prizes at Bakerís Hardware in a.m. and at Goldblattís in aft. as she is hosting party tonight. Ann VonBehren substituted this eve. Linda served cupcakes, neopolitan ice cream, coffee and iced tea. Linda won third prize (water jug). M.E. shampooed and set Mother D.ís hair tonight.

Tuesday, April 30, 1963

Finished Alethaís pink plaid dress which she got this eve. - left material and pattern for another dress. Frank Nelson here tonight. M.E. stayed with Jimís children as Caryl wanted to see her mother at hospital. Nancy Scaife came in aft. with 2 dresses to be shortened, which I did this evening.

Wednesday, May 1, 1963

Shortened Lindaís green spring coat. Cousin Willis and Lorene here in aft. He gave me a check. M.E. went out for dinner. I phoned Dr. Shriner - Iím to take vitamins, orange juice, and go to Capital Clinical Laboratories on Friday at 11 a.m. and then to his office.

Thursday, May 2, 1963

Jerry didnít work today. I ironed 10 dresses. Jerry cut backyard in p.m. and M.E. cut front yard after supper. Nancy Scaife got her dress this morning. Jerry went to reserve meeting tonight. I got 100 Upjohn Unicaps ($3.23).

Friday, May 3, 1963

Jerry went to Champaign. Linda drove me to Capital Clin. Lab ($2.50) and Dr. Shrinerís office for blood test, urinalysis and checkup. Then we went to "Steak n Shake" and "Dairy Queen". Mark slept most of the time. I started altering Alethaís black suit.

Saturday, May 4, 1963

Jerry worked part of today. Linda had hair appointment at 2:30 p.m. Mr. and Mrs. Bartlett here in eve. for a little while. They made tentative plans for tomorrow with Jerry and Linda to go fishing at Beaver Dam (near Carlinville). The Joneses are already there. Lawrence brought 2 pkgs. ground beef this a.m.

Sunday, May 5, 1963

J&L didnít go to Beaver Dam as too cool and cloudy - later sun came out. They took Mark for a "stroll" then they went fishing at creek between here and Chatham, Route 4. I worked on Alethaís rose and black tweed dress.

Monday, May 6, 1963

Worked on Alethaís dress. She came this evening (5:30 p.m.) to try it on. Roberta Clark brought a dress to be altered and skirt shortened. Jerry got his tape recorder from Mr. Huston who repaired it.

Tuesday, May 7, 1963

Finished Alethaís dress. Received letter from Cousin Nell acknowledging the picture of Jerry, Linda & Mark. She was especially pleased because it arrived April 27th - her 84th birthday (accidental).

Wednesday, May 8, 1963

Altered dress and skirt for Roberta Clark. Jerry went to Rockford. Linda went to shopping center in a.m. and had to go back in p.m. as Goldblattís wasnít open until then. Helen McGrath brought 2 sun dresses and skirt to be altered and Smith boy brought 2 pr. pants to be mended. Linda went to a baby shower for FBI employee at "Babe & Jimís" this eve. Jerry took her. She won door prize (bath powder and cologne) and Barb Mitchell gave Mark a hooded towel.

Thursday, May 9, 1963

Altered Alethaís black jacket. Linda went to Sears in p.m. and then took Mark up to Mother D.ís in stroller. Mended Bob Smithís 2 pr. pants. Aletha got her dress and suit after work. Jerry went to reserve meeting. Linda exchanged hooded towel for summer p.j.ís and got Mark 3 sleeveless shirts, also.

Friday, May 10, 1963

Altered Helen McGrathís things today. Linda went to Town & Country Shopping Center. I got her a 2 lb. box of Fannie May candy - advance Motherís Day gift.

Saturday, May 11, 1963

Jerry worked until 3 p.m. Linda had hair appointment at 1:30. Roberta and Helen got their things this aft. I received Motherís Day cards from L&J, Jim and Caryl, and secret pal. Bob Smith got his pants in a.m. and left another pair for zipper replacement. J&L went to Kay Nicholsí for supper. Cut out Alethaís beige dress and started putting it together. Lawrence brought 2 pkgs. round steak in a.m.

Sunday, May 12, 1963

Motherís Day. Mother D. here for dinner. L&J gave her bath powder and cologne set and I gave her a card with $2.00. J&L gave me pinking shears, eyelet-making outfit, and went in with M.E. on a bird bath. J&L went to Bartletts about 5:30 and came back around 8:00. M.E. had date with Bill Dougherty. Caryl came in aft. and gave me 1 lb. Whitmanís Sampler chocolates and artificial corsage (daisies).

Monday, May 13, 1963

Worked on Alethaís tan dress and made blue belt. Jerry cut front and back yards. Linda went to Bunco party at Kayís and won 2nd prize (flower bird bath). M.E. had date with Bill. Aletha, Ron, Beth and Maria came at 7:00. She brought findings for tan dress and I gave her the blue belt.

Tuesday, May 14, 1963

Jerry didnít work today. He and Linda washed and waxed living room floor. Uncle Hughes came while they were doing it. He got back last Wednesday evening. I had to let out mint green dress to wear to Sunday School class meeting at Lamplighter Motel this evening. Had a lovely time and delicious fried chicken dinner. Frank Nelson was here when we got home at 9:30. My secret pal paid for my dinner and I paid for Lindaís.

Wednesday, May 15, 1963

Jerry went to Edwardsville. I worked on Alethaís tan dress. Linda gave Ann VonBehren 4 dresses, 2 skirt and blouse sets, and a pair of Bermuda shorts. Jerry got Mark a toy for bed (music box that plays "Rock-a-bye Baby" with brightly colored birds, etc.) tonight. Replaced zipper and repaired pocket in slacks for Bob Smith.

Thursday, May 16, 1963

Worked on Alethaís tan dress. Kay Sutphen brought material for husbandís pockets and a dress tonight. Jerry went to reserve meeting. Lois Pearce phoned. Sent card to Social Security office in Boston, Mass., to ascertain number of quarters credited to me.

Friday, May 17, 1963

Cut out Kay Sutphenís dress and worked on Alethaís. Kay brought zipper tonight. Caryl phoned for M.E.ís work phone number to arrange stay with children tonight, but M.E. had prior engagement. Mr. Yoakum blacktopped the driveway approach for $15.00.

Saturday, May 18, 1963

M.E. had to work part of the day. Linda had hair appointment at 2:30. Finished Alethaís beige wool dress - she and Beth came about 5:30 with lining for jacket. J&L stayed home tonight. Jerry didnít work today.

Sunday, May 19, 1963

J&L &M went to Bartlett picnic at Greenfield. Uncle Hughes came at 2 p.m. to find out what meat was needed and came back at 5 p.m. with 2 pkgs. beef patties and one of round steak. M.E. went out at 6:30 p.m. and J&L got back about 8 p.m. I worked on Kayís striped dress.

Monday, May 20, 1963

Jerry didnít work this a.m. but went in afternoon. I worked on Kayís striped dress and she came in eve. for fitting. Roberta Clark came a little later with material for dress and two to be altered.

Tuesday, May 21, 1963

Jerry went to Joliet. Uncle Hughes is seeing Mrs. H. this aft. Finished Kayís dress which she got this evening. Sears installed alum. storm door.

Wednesday, May 22, 1963

Jerry went to Rockford. Started making secret pants pockets for Kayís husband. Baked a rhubarb pie from that in our yard. Watched "ticker-tape" parade for Cooper today.

Thursday, May 23, 1963

Linda got groceries from National in a.m. and a permanent in aft. Cousin Willis and Lorene came at 3 p.m. - he gave me a book of Reed Perkinsí poems. H. Diller came before they left. Bob Smith got his pants while they were here. Worked on secret pockets. Jerry went to reserve meeting tonight. Jagows got a 1961 Chevrolet Impala.

Friday, May 24, 1963

Jerry went to East St. Louis. Worked on Sutphen secret pockets. M.E. didnít come home for supper. Linda had Markís picture taken by Jay Home Portraits this aft., then took Mark in stroller over to Willeneís.

Saturday, May 25, 1963

Kay brought 3 prs. pants and took 1 pocket home. She came at 5:30 and got the 3 prs. with pocket sewn in but forgot to bring pocket back and will pay when all are finished. Jerry worked until 3:30, then he, Linda and Mark went to Jacksonville. I replaced zipper in Lindaís slacks. Mr. Burnett was taken to hospital by Bisch Ambulance this eve. Mr. and Mrs. Bartlett, Kenny and Diane were here this eve. I worked on more pockets.

Sunday, May 26, 1963

I baked a cherry pie, fixed chicken with potato chips, etc., and worked on pockets. M.E. went to St. Louis, and J&L&M went to Bartletts late aft. I phoned Mrs. Hayes and Mrs. Hovey, also Mrs. Hulen re Rollie Burnett - he sprained his back starting power mower. L&J got 3 doz. eggs for 40 cents doz.

Monday, May 27, 1963

Linda got an invalid ring $7.55 at Steinberg-Baumís today for me. I sent check for real estate and personal property taxes. Cut out Roberta Clarkís dress. Ordered pink linen tablecloth $3.10 from Bressmerís to be mailed to Doris Willson in Peoria who is to be married June 8th. Linda took Mark to doctor for 3 mo. checkup. Heís fine and starts eating vegetables. M.E. said Mother D. thinks she should stay here nights. Linda went to Bunco party at Carolís. Bert Clark came for fitting tonight.

Tuesday, May 28, 1963

Jerry went to Alton. Made cover for invalid ring and worked a little on Bertís dress.

Wednesday, May 29, 1963

Worked on Bertís dress. Linda got some groceries in a.m. Received letters from Pauline Baker and Gus. Phoned Margaret Baker and she, Oscar and Verna came out this evening. I hadnít seen her brother and wife for a long time.

Thursday, May 30, 1963

Memorial Day. M.E. went to St. Louis for the day. Jerry, Linda, Mark, Mother D. and I decorated graves at Oak Ridge and Roselawn Cemeteries in a.m. Had potluck picnic in our backyard at 1:30 p.m. - Caryl, Jim, their children, Pat, Lois and Mother D. here. Harry and Edith Willson came mid-afternoon for about an hour. Rest left about 6.

Friday, May 31, 1963

Put in secret pockets in 8 prs. trousers for Bill Sutphen which Kay brought this evening. Finished Bertís dress. L&J played badminton for a little while in backyard in eve. Mr. and Mrs. Bartlett here a little while.

Saturday, June 1, 1963

Linda had hair appointment at 2:30 p.m. Kay Sutphen came at 4:30 for husbandís slacks. L&J went to Bartletts for cookout to celebrate Mr. Bís 59th birthday. She sent me a piece of birthday cake. M.E. went to Chicago in a.m. and got back about 8 p.m. - here at 9 p.m. with Bill. Uncle Hughes brought small roast and pkg. round steak in eve. I altered Bertís grey tweed dress.

Sunday, June 2, 1963

M.E. went to St. Louis with Donna and sister to see latterís husband in hospital. J&L went to Steinberg-Baumís around 5:45 p.m. Cut out creepers for Mark and started putting together. Bert Clark got her stripe dress I made and the black & white plaid I altered this aft.

Monday, June 3, 1963

Finished Markís creeper suit. Linda had his picture taken at Montgomery Ward in a.m. I ordered 3 sunsuits for Mark from Sears for Linda. Shortened skirt for her in eve.

Tuesday, June 4, 1963

Jerry went to Alton. Altered Jerryís trousers (new suit). Started altering Bertís black & white dress. Linda got groceries at National and cut front yard.

Wednesday, June 5, 1963

Jerry went to Alton. Altered Bertís black & white dress and mended cotton knitted one which she got at 5 p.m. Mary Graebel brought culottes to be made smaller in waist. Peggy Bastas and mother here this eve. Peggy had patterns for maternity dress and top - sheís getting material for me to make them. Linda went to jewelry party at Bartletts this evening.

Thursday, June 6, 1963

Altered Mary Graebelís cullottes and worked on Alethaís jacket. She came at 5:45 to try it on. Alice Todd came with her and left a dress to be shortened. Aletha left material for dress and coat. L&J ate lunch outside and Judy, Carole and Mark Jagow came over to see Mark Raymond for the first time. Searsí carpenter fixed new alum. storm door today. Power mower handle broke when Linda started mowing back yard.

Friday, June 7, 1963

Raised pleated skirt on Alice Toddís dress to shorten it which she got this eve. after work. Jerry went to Alton and a clerk and judgeís secretary rode with him. They came in to see Mark on way home. Linda got sunsuits at Sears today. Tom, Kay and Donna here this eve. Young Augie VonBehren cut backyard for me. Lawrence brought scales from Hobart Co. for which I paid $10.40.

Saturday, June 8, 1963

Cut out Peggyís brown dot maternity top and worked on it. Linda had hair appointment at 2:30 p.m. Jerry worked in a.m. L&J went to a show in eve. (Bob Hope in "Call Me Bwana"). I took care of Mark. Mr. and Mrs. Bartlett, Kenny & Diane brought 2 doz. eggs @ 40 cents doz. after they left. Uncle Hughes brought 2 pkgs. ground beef and one of chuck steak in a.m. He took scales as Mr. Chestnut is going to open hook a little more.

Sunday, June 9, 1963

J&L went to Jerome Methodist Church. Today they are having a farewell tea for Rev. Livengood. M.E. broke the news that she and Bill Dougherty are getting married in August. He was here with her for a little while in aft. J&L and Mark went to Steinberg-Baumís late aft. I finished Peggyís dot maternity top except buttons and buttonholes. L&J got back around 8 p.m.

Monday, June 10, 1963

Jerry went to Peoria. Linda went to Annette Hardinís for Bunco party and won door prize - 2 towels.

Tuesday, June 11, 1963

Sally Mosteka brought dress to be altered. Linda met M.E. at 1 p.m. to look at dresses for her wedding. Cut out Peggyís tan maternity top and brown skirt. Mother D. here in aft. Uncle Hughes brought scales but expanded wrong hook - took them back - came a little later in aft. with it fixed perfectly. M.E. got her engagement and wedding rings - theyíre beautiful. M.E. babysat for Caryl Pearce as she went to hospital to see her mother. Loisí sister phoned that Lois got along fine with operation (tumor, rupture, and had appendix removed).

Wednesday, June 12, 1963

Worked on Peggyís tan top and brown skirt. Mr. Bartlett came in truck and hauled away trash in alley and garage. Jerry was home early. Sally Mosteka and Marge Wacaser came in eve. to get Sallyís dress. Sent a get-well card to Lois.

 


Thursday, June 13, 1963

Worked on Peggyís top. Jerry went to reserve meeting tonight. M.E. shampooed and set my hair. Valerie Crook brought a yellow dress to be shortened.

Friday, June 14, 1963

Finished Peggyís top except hem and started brown skirt. Linda got groceries at Gundyís and National - met M.E. at 6 p.m. and chose Matron of Honor dress at Rolandís. She and Jerry went to see Lois in evening. Shortened Valerie Crookís dress - her brother got it in aft. Phoned Sternís re new bed. Pleasant Nursery trimmed 2 evergreens at front door and sprayed all shrubs and small trees, $9.50.

Saturday, June 15, 1963

Finished Peggyís dot maternity top and shantung maternity top. Mrs. Crook brought a dress to be mended and paid for shortening yellow dress. Linda had hair appointment in aft. Jerry went to Champaign. M.E. and Bill drove to Chicago and back to bring a couple home. They were here for a few minutes after they came back.

Sunday, June 16, 1963

Fatherís Day. Finished Peggyís brown skirt. L&J and Mark went to Washington Park for picnic celebrating Fatherís Day and Mrs. Doddsí birthday. They got home about 4:30 p.m. - went to Bob Hope movie at Senate in eve. and I took care of Mark. They brought 2 pkgs. diatetic cookies to me which they purchased at Gundyís on way home. Karen Pearce came down from Mother Dís to give me a note box Steve had made at Vacation Bible School.

Monday, June 17, 1963

Put the finishing touches on Peggyís things which she got on way home from work. She gave us two small loaves of bread from Pillsburyís and a can of Sego. Augie VonBehren cut front and back yards. His aunt came to look at my maple bed in view of possible purchase. Received letter and 3 pictures from Carol Karnes. Sears checked turbomatic [washer]$5.00, and installed mail slot in front door.

Tuesday, June 18, 1963

Cut out Peggyís green maternity dress and worked on it. Jerry went to Joliet. Ordered two- 3 Ĺ lb. cans BalCal and 8 boxes cookies from Sears. L&J took Mark out to Chiltons. Helen McGrath brought skirt, dress and slacks to be altered and material for dress.

Wednesday, June 19, 1963

Worked on Peggyís green dress. Peggy tried on brown skirt but wants it let out a little - Bob came, too. Jerry scraped paint off front gutters.

Thursday, June 20, 1963

Worked on Peggyís dress. M. Garfield here in a.m. with some things to be altered. Bob & Peggy here for steak cookout tonight. Her brown skirt has to be taken in a little. Cousin Willis and Lorene here - her mother in car. Linda took Mark out for her to see. Uncle Hughes came after they left. Jerry scraped paint off back gutters.

Friday, June 21, 1963

Added finishing touches to Peggyís green dress and brown skirt. Jerry got BalCal powder and cookies for me from Sears this aft. He didnít work today - painted gutters across back of house and front. Willene, Elizabeth and Tom Hughes here to see motion pictures. Mr. and Mrs. Bartlett and Diane came a little later. We served Sara Lee brownies, ice cream and coffee. Bill and M.E. visited in backyard, then later in kitchen. Man here to get their order for wedding invitations.

Saturday, June 22, 1963

Linda had hair appointment in aft. I fixed green beans for Jerry & Linda to take to Homewood block party this eve. Mark was at party for a while then I kept him rest of evening.

Sunday, June 23, 1963

M.E. and Bill went to St. Louis to ballgame. Jerry at reserve meeting until 4 p.m. Peggy, Susie and their aunt here in aft. to get Peggyís dress and skirt. I worked on Bertís pillows. L&J went to Orpheum to see Jerry Lewis in "The Nutty Professor" and I took care of Mark. Frank Nelson came for a little while before they went to the show.

Monday, June 24, 1963

Finished pillows for Bert Clark and made stole for Peggy. Linda took Mark to doctor for 4 month checkup. He weighs 14 lbs. 4 oz. and got 2nd shot for polio, etc. Linda went to Bunco party tonight at Bartletts.

Tuesday, June 25, 1963

Started altering Helen McGrathís clothes. M.E. took birthday gift (nightgown) to Margaret Baker for me. She phoned in p.m. to thank me. Finished altering Helenís things this eve. Bill here tonight - he helped Jerry change me from wheelchair to maple chair which they took outdoors. It was a lovely evening and I enjoyed sitting out there. M.E. made a big pitcher of orangeade.

Wednesday, June 26, 1963

Jerry went to Joliet. Linda went to National in a.m. and Steinberg-Baum in aft. to get Jerryís birthday gifts, among other things. Carol and Bobbi Kay here just before she left with material for dress and another to be altered. Dick Frederick, electrician, put buzzer in new bedroom and button in M.E.ís bedroom in a.m. For Jerryís 27th birthday, I gave him shorty p.j.ís and 2 pr. socks; Linda, a lawn reclining chair; Mr. & Mrs. B., slacks; and Grandma Dodds, a shirt.

Thursday, June 27, 1963

Jerry went to reserve meeting in eve. Worked on M. Garfieldís things. Willene brought white summer coat to be shortened this aft. Bill here a little while, then went away with M.E. Ruth Clark and Gladys Denton from West Side came this evening.

Friday, June 28, 1963

Jerry went to Champaign. Worked on M. Garfieldís things. Electricity off a little while in a.m. -- white pigeon flew into transformer and it had to be repaired. J&L took Chevy in for repairs. M.E. went away with Bill. Mr. Varns fixed closet door in Markís room and started on east one in front bedroom, but couldnít finish until he got a part repaired.

Saturday, June 29, 1963

I cleaned out drawers in chest of drawers. Linda had hair appointment in aft. M.E. packed but apartment not available until Monday. Mr. VonBehrenís brother and brother-in-law got my bed, mattress and box springs this eve. - paid $10. J&L&Mark went to wedding reception for his cousin from 5-9 p.m. Mother D. here a little while - M.E. took her home as she left for evening. Linda got my white slippers at Penneyís $1.80.

Sunday, June 30, 1963

Worked on M. Garfieldís red checked dress and black dress. Jerry went to reserve meeting and came home mid-afternoon. He helped Linda paint Markís bedroom and painted chest of drawers. Frank Nelson here a little while around 7 p.m. M.E. and Bill here at noon and again just before Frank came. We sat in backyard late eve.

Monday, July 1, 1963

Finished M. Garfieldís red checked skirt. Bert Clark got her pillows this eve. and left material for a dress. Linda gave Markís bedroom a second coat. Jerry gave window frames first white coat. M.E. moved to new apartment tonight.

Tuesday, July 2, 1963

Finished altering Carol Chiltonís sun dress. She, Bob and Bobbi Kay here this eve. to get it. Linda finished painting white window frames in Markís room and gave front bedroom first coat of violet mist paint. Moon about 3/4ths full - we sat outdoors until 10 p.m. Beautiful night! Cousin Willis and Emma Kreider came in p.m. - brought 10 lbs. of early transparent apples.

Wednesday, July 3, 1963

Worked a little on M. Garfieldís black dress and almost finished shortening Willeneís white wool coat. I ordered material for draperies in front bedroom. Sternís delivered new bed. Ann VonBehren here in aft. Willene and Elizabeth here in p.m. I worked on Markís chest of drawers. Linda finished 2nd coat in front bedroom. They waxed floors in both east bedrooms - Jerry rented a floor waxer. M.E. and Bill got the rest of her things tonight.

Thursday, July 4, 1963

Jerry rented a floor polisher and with Lindaís help scrubbed and polished all floors. They also moved the furniture and I spent my first night in new bedroom. I baked an apple pie.

Friday, July 5, 1963

Jerry took floor scrubber and polisher back before 9 a.m. He worked part of the day. I ordered 2 pr. hose from Bressmerís for Loreneís birthday tomorrow. M.E. paid $10 for week ending June 29th.

Saturday, July 6, 1963

Three different termite control companies inspected house and gave estimates. Cousin Willis and Lorene and Fred here in aft. Linda had hair appointment at 11:45. M.E. had to work today so will fix my hair tomorrow. J&L home tonight. Received advanced birthday card from Frances Jordan as sheís going in for surgery for tumor in jaw on Monday.

Sunday, July 7, 1963

Mother D. had Jerry, Linda, Mark and me for dinner. Bill and M.E. came later and she shampooed and set my hair. Peggy and Bob and his mother came late aft. but J&L&Mark had gone to Bartletts. They stopped at Bastasí on way home. They went to new "Brazier Burger" for supper then to Roxy to see "Spencerís Mountain" with Henry Fonda and Maureen OíHara.

Monday, July 8, 1963

Jerry not working today. Linda sent out invitations for M.E.ís shower. Altered my green dress to wear to Bunco party tonight. I won the door prize. Mr. Russell Cole of Bruce Terminix Co. here in aft.

Tuesday, July 9, 1963

L&J went over to Hughesí at noon to watch ballgame on TV. I baked a cherry pie and 2 shells. Uncle Hughes came in a.m. and left pkg. of patties and swiss steak. Mr. Smith (termite control) here at noon. Mother D. here in aft. Jerry painted window frames in front east bedroom. Mrs. Jagow brought badminton set back. She gave us cake from Ritaís birthday party. Jerry not working today.

Wednesday, July 10, 1963

Jerry went to Peoria. Sent letter to Carol Karnes with picture of Mark enclosed. Cut out Alethaís green jersey suit. Jerry cut backyard tonight and he and Linda put away some of their things in both east bedrooms. Received letter from Olwen.

Thursday, July 11, 1963

Jerry went to Freeport. I worked on Alethaís green wool jersey dress. Ann here and I gave her housecoat Aunt Helen gave me. Valerie Crook brought skirt in a.m. which I shortened and she got in aft. Jerry went to reserve meeting in eve. Uncle Hughes came in aft. and I read Olwenís letter to him.

Friday, July 12, 1963

Worked on Alethaís suit. L&J went to "Uncle Tomís", a store downtown which is going out of business, and got some bargains. Cousin Willis and Lorene out in aft. He gave me a $50 check and she a laundry bag and hangers for my birthday. Linda made sandwiches with "Party Grill" tonight. Delicious. Received birthday card from Kathryn Gathard.

Saturday, July 13, 1963

Linda had hair appointment at 2:30. She got rug at Spiegelís for Markís room and draperies at Sears which Iím making for their room. Received birthday cards from Womenís Circle, Ruby Maddox and Peg Wallace. Uncle Hughes here in aft. and brought me a 7 lb. shoulder roast. L&J gave me 2 fancy pillows for my bed. Margaret Baker came in aft. and gave me a lovely nightgown. Mark gave me his picture taken at Montgomery Ward!!

Sunday, July 14, 1963

Bert Clark got her black & white dress in a.m. I cut out her knit dress and worked on it. L&J went to Chiltons and Bartletts in late aft. Frank Nelson came for a little while when they were gone. Cousin Bessie phoned.

Monday, July 15, 1963

Mrs. Crook brought dress to be altered. Worked on Bertís knit dress and finished ripping Helen McGrathís black dress for pattern. Mr. Davis started termite control treatment today. Jerry home. He painted screens in their rooms. Linda had shower for M.E. tonight - 15 came (including us). M.E. gave me a beautiful slip for my birthday. Willene and Elizabeth here a few minutes before time for shower. She took white coat but didnít pay for it.

Tuesday, July 16, 1963

Valerie Crook came for dress in aft. Worked on Roberta Clarkís dress. Jerry worked at office. Mr. Davis finished termite control. Ill. Bell changed "Princess" phone to my room and white one to L&Jís.

Wednesday, July 17, 1963

Jerry went to Galesburg. Mr. Varns checked cracks in foundation - nothing important - next coat of paint will close them. M.E. took Linda and Mark down to her office in a.m. - they thought Mark darling, etc. Bob Chilton and Bobbi Kay came late eve. - brought zipper and buttons for Carolís dress Iím going to make.

Thursday, July 18, 1963

Cut out Helen McGrathís dress. M. Garfield got her things and brought more to be altered. Aletha got her beige dress and Roberta Clark her dress. Mother D. here in afternoon and as she misplaced her purse, she came again in eve. but it wasnít here. (She found it later under her sofa.) Jerry went to reserve meeting. Ken Sutton phoned - they arrived in town at 3:30 p.m. and are staying at Howard Johnsonís Motel.

Friday, July 19, 1963

Worked on Helenís dress. Ken, Anne, Lanny & Scott here for supper. Uncle Hughes brought 7 lb. rump roast, which we had tonight, and 4 lb. loin steak. Phoned Hangslebenís and Russ answered - they arrived in Springfield last night.

Saturday, July 20, 1963

Worked on Helenís dress. Jerry took Linda to hair appointment. Electric blanket for M.E. & Bill that I ordered came from Bressmerís this a.m. Ruth McKinney phoned for news to send Uncle Rob. Heís left Curtis and is back at Marshallís.

Sunday, July 21, 1963

J&L went to 8 a.m. church service and stayed for Sunday School. I worked on Helenís dress. Bob, Peggy and his sister here in aft. L&J went to see "Lawrence of Arabia" with Bob & Peggy tonight. I repaired Marvin Garfieldís jacket.

Monday, July 22, 1963

Repaired Marvin Garfieldís p.j.ís and worked on Helenís dress. Jerry cut front yard and part of back in a.m. Linda took Mark for 5 month checkup and Jerry worked part of afternoon. Mark weighs 16 lbs. 10 oz. and is 25 1/4 inches long. M. Garfield got his jacket and p.j.ís this aft. Linda went to Bunco party at Beverly Russellís. Jerry spent most of the evening at Gillitukís getting Olds repaired.

Tuesday, July 23, 1963

Finished Helenís black dress. Frances, Kay and Diane came to see colored motion picture film Kay just received. M.E. and Bill here for a little while, too. I gave them the mint green Fieldcrest electric blanket [for wedding gift].

Wednesday, July 24, 1963

Cut out Carol Chiltonís dress and started putting it together. Linda met M.E. and Joyce [her friend] at Rolandís and had bridesmaids dresses fitted. Willene and Elizabeth here just before Linda left - brought part of a banana cake and paid $5.00 for coat shortening. Jerry went to Edwardsville today. L&J&Mark went to Bartletts tonight - got 2 doz. eggs @ 40 cents doz. Linda got car bed from Spiegelís that I bought for Mark.

Thursday, July 25, 1963

Worked on Carolís dress. She and Bobbi Kay came in aft. for fitting. M.E. and Bill here for a few minutes at suppertime. I gave her gown that Margaret Baker gave me for my birthday to return to Sears for refund. Iím going to get something else as I have too many gowns. Jerry went to reserve meeting.

Friday, July 26, 1963

Worked on Carolís dress. Jerry home today. Leora and Murray Johnson here at suppertime. Uncle Hughes brought electric fan for M.E. and Billís wedding gift. After they left, L&J went to drive-in. Mr. Varns replaced baseboard in my bedroom, fixed door into garage, hung my mirror, and covered crack in back of front door with narrow strip of wood. Charged $11.00 which included 2 closet doors he fixed sometime ago.

Saturday, July 27, 1963

Finished Carolís dress. Linda had hair appointment. M.E. and Bill here in eve. and stayed until J&L got home from theater. Bob, Carol and Bobbi Kay came after they got home. Carol took her dress.

Sunday, July 28, 1963

Jerry left at 4 a.m. for 2 weeks at Camp McCoy, Wisc. Linda took him out on Clear Lake Ave. where chartered bus picked up all the men. Roberta Clark brought back knitted dress as neck is to be made smaller. Started making curtains for L&Jís room.

Monday, July 29, 1963

Linda went back to FBI office to work. Kathy VonBehren took Mark out in stroller for more than an hour. Ann here in aft. for a little while. Uncle Hughes brought pkg. chuck steak and left suit coat - wants pockets deeper. Linda found out sheíll have to work 3 weeks instead of 2. Worked on taffeta curtains.

Tuesday, July 30, 1963

Finished one of taffeta drapes for north window (N.E. bedroom). Ann VonBehren here for a few minutes re real estate taxes.

Wednesday, July 31, 1963

Finished other large taffeta drapes and started putting those for east window together. Katy England brought some of her husbandís shirts to be repaired and slacks to be taken in. Jerry phoned long distance from camp.

Thursday, August 1, 1963

Worked on drapes for L&Jís room. Altered Bertís knitted dress which she got this eve. Lorene and Cousin Willis out around noon. He left card and check for $50 for M.E. & Billís wedding gift. She and he were here at 5:30 p.m. Ann VonBehren brought a couple of nice tomatoes.

Friday, August 2, 1963

Finished draperies for N.E. bedroom. Mr. and Mrs. Bartlett, Kenny and Diane here in eve. Uncle Rob sent letter and enclosed $5.00 for M.E. & Billís wedding gift. Ann brought gift for them this morning. Madeline Pettibone called re class meeting Tuesday.

Saturday, August 3, 1963

Deepened pocket in Uncle Hughesí suit coat. M.E. gave me a "Toni" in aft. Linda went with Ann and Willene to get Markís picture taken at National on Jefferson and then had hair appointment. She received letter from Jerry. She washed kitchen curtains and I ironed them. Gus and Russ here in a.m. - theyíre going home Monday. They left gift (sheets and pillow cases) for M.E. and Bill.

Sunday, August 4, 1963

Linda went to Sunday School. I ironed drapes for their room and she hung them. Frank Nelson here for a little while this eve. Linda, Mark & I went to 66 Drive-In to see Debbie Reynolds in "My Six Loves" and Elvis Presley in "Blue Hawaii". Uncle Hughes got his coat this a.m. and left 2 pkgs. cube steaks.

Monday, August 5, 1963

Replaced broken zipper in Sue Schothís gold skirt. Lorene phoned - she met M.E. at noon and gave her a waltz-length nightgown. Kay, Donna Kay, Frances and Diane here in evening.

Tuesday, August 6, 1963

Gus, Charles and Alan came in a.m. - latter brought box of chocolates. M.E. and Bill stopped in for a few minutes to pick up 2 wedding gifts. Lorene here for a few minutes and brought wedding gift (blanket). Cousin Willis was with her and brought apples and corn. Sunday School class met here tonight - 18 attended. Started eating potluck supper outdoors but it started raining so we moved inside. Madeline Pettibone was co-hostess. I baked a meatloaf and we served frozen cream pies (chocolate, coconut, lemon, banana, and strawberry), iced tea and coffee.

Wednesday, August 7, 1963

Shortened M. Garfieldís dress. Linda went to Babe & Jimís with girls from office. M.E. and Bill here tonight. Carol, Bob and Bobbi Kay came, too, and I altered Carolís dress a little while they were here.

Thursday, August 8, 1963

Aletha here at 5 p.m. to try on suit. Uncle Hughes brought pkg. chuck steak. Eileen Courier and baby here - gave me pictures of all her children but Jane. I gave her one of Mark and one for Aunt Georgia. I also gave Kathy VonBehren one. She took Mark over to her house in aft. - laid under their tree.

Friday, August 9, 1963

State Fair starts today. Worked on one of Herb Englandís shirts. Maureen, Cecil and Berdine Yocom here this eve. They gave Mark a darling suit and left wedding gift for M.E. (mattress cover). M.E. phoned sheís having phone connected in her apartment. Carole Jagow closed the windows for me this aft. as rain and hail was coming in.

Saturday, August 10, 1963

Worked on Herbís shirts. Linda had hair fixed in p.m. Jerry got home from camp at 6:30 p.m. He and Linda went to Babe & Jimís for dinner then drove down to St. Louis for the night. M.E. and Bill came at 10 p.m. She stayed all night. Uncle Hughes brought a loin roast about 5:30. Mrs. Beeler brought wedding gift (towel set) for M.E. and visited a while in p.m.

Sunday, August 11, 1963

M.E. phoned. Also Elsie; she talked to Gus - Russ still at Memorial Hospital and Charles is there now with old trouble in legs (Bergerís Disease). Bill came at 11 a.m. and he and M.E. left. They came back around 5 p.m. and left a little after 7. L&J got home at 6:30 p.m. Jerry showed latest roll of motion pictures taken at cousinís wedding reception, etc.

Monday, August 12, 1963

Worked on Herbís shirts. L&J got Mark a bouncer chair at Kiddy Haven. Willene and Elizabeth here in eve. - brought some tomatoes.

Tuesday, August 13, 1963

Worked on Herbís shirts. Uncle Hughes brought pkg. beef patties and one of chuck steak. M.E. & Bill came for package delivered from Bressmerís (lazy susan from his uncle and aunt). They paid my water bill. Marian, Tom, Gus and Alan came after they left. L&J went to State Fair to see "Holiday on Ice" tonight. They brought me a box of black walnut taffy.

Wednesday, August 14, 1963

Lorene brought Cousin Willis and Bess Kenney out in p.m. Mr. and Mrs. Bartlett and Kenny here in evening.

Thursday, August 15, 1963

Worked on Herbís shirts. Jerry home today - cut front yard and most of back. He and Linda picked up picture of Mark at National Food Store on Jefferson and 2 doz. eggs at Bartletts after she got off work. Maymie and Johnny Lazar here in p.m. with sack of tomatoes and peppers, 2 gal. distilled water, and wedding gift for M.E. and Bill (sheet set). M.E. shampooed and set my hair in a.m. She received card and $10 from Wes and Alice. Mark has a little fever and is not feeling very well.

Friday, August 16, 1963

Today is Lindaís last day with FBI. Mark is okay today. Worked on Herbís shirts and got my clothes ready for wedding. Delores Kane came this aft. and left $50 check for M.E. and Bill. Margaret and John Troy sent them 2 comforters. We all went to wedding rehearsal tonight. Frank came to help me. They all came back here for donuts and coffee. Ernie canít perform ceremony so Brother Lee will take over.

Saturday, August 17, 1963

I ripped off top ruffle on "can-can" under Lindaís Matron of Honor dress. She had hair appointment at 9 a.m. Mrs. Burnett came later with gift of towels for M.E. and Bill. We all left at 1:20 for the church. M.E. beautiful in lovely gown. Linda and Joyce were, too. Reception at VFW a howling success. Willene took Mark home early. Pat & Lois here for evening. Chiltons came while they were here. Newlyweds went to St. Louis.

Sunday, August 18, 1963

L&J went to Sunday School. M.E. and Bill came a little after noon and here for dinner. L&J helped them take gifts to their apartment. They went to Steinberg-Baumís later. Mother D. here in aft. Uncle Hughes back from Nebraska.

Monday, August 19, 1963

Lindaís first day home since resigning from FBI. Finished Herbís shirts. Jerry went to Waukegan. Ann brought some tomatoes. Uncle Hughes here in aft. M.E. and Bill here after work to get her wedding gown.

Tuesday, August 20, 1963

Shortened dress for M. Garfield. Linda went to Bunco party. Date has been changed to Tuesday nights. Mr. Hollis here to see Jerry about hospital insurance tonight.

Wednesday, August 21, 1963

Jerry went to Marion. Katy England got her husbandís shirts in a.m. I finished M. Garfieldís things. M.E. and Bill here for a few minutes - took my real estate bill and money down to Mr. Glaze but he wasnít home so she left them there and Mr. Glaze will bring receipt back later. Linda got stalled at shopping center and Gillitukís mechanic fixed her car.

Thursday, August 22, 1963

Cut out Bertís charcoal dress and started putting it together. Jay Home Portraits photographer here at 11 a.m. to take Markís picture (6 mos.). Linda went up to Grandmaís in aft. Uncle Hughes brought pkg. beef patties and one of chuck steak. Linda left car at Gillitukís in a.m. and got it this eve. Jerry went to reserve meeting.

Friday, August 23, 1963

Worked on Bertís dress. Jerry went to Edwardsville. Linda had appointment with Dr. Bergmann for her 6-month checkup at 11:30 a.m. Charles Johnson here late aft. to appraise house for real estate assessment complaint. I sent $10 for "perfumettes" and requested 5 boxes of sample Christmas cards.

Saturday, August 24, 1963

Worked on Bertís dress and repaired M.E.ís mint green dress. Jerry worked today. Linda had hair appointment in aft. Bill and M.E. here around noon. Linda got cotton flannel diapers at Penneyís and 3 shirts for Mark from Aldenís. J&L stayed home tonight.

Sunday, August 25, 1963

Worked on Bertís dress. Bob, Carol and Bobbi Kay here this eve. We had a pork roast for dinner and pizza tonight. Jerry proofread at home tonight.

Monday, August 26, 1963

Almost finished Bertís dress. Linda took Mark for 6-month checkup (weighs 19 lbs. and 26 1/4 inches long). Uncle Hughes brought 2 pkgs. cube steaks. M.E. and Bill here tonight. She tried on green dress but too long so Iím going to shorten it. Jerry cut grass early evening.

Tuesday, August 27, 1963

Jerry went to Rock Island. Wrote letter to Alice and Wes - enclosed M.E.ís bridal picture and description of wedding from newspaper and also a picture of Mark. Shortened M.E.ís green dress and worked on Alethaís suit. Barb Howard, Allen and Jimmy here this eve. Jerry finished cutting grass. Charles Johnson, Realtor, left appraisal to be included with tax assessment complaint this eve.

Wednesday, August 28, 1963

Jerry went to Decatur. Mother D. here in a.m. Mrs. Duncan brought slacks to be altered and Mrs. Greening a skirt to be shortened and shorts for zipper replacement this morning. I turned collar on shirt for Herb England and started shortening Mrs. Greeningís skirt. M.E. and Bill came after work to get her green dress. Linda had appointment with Dr. Shriner re headaches.

Thursday, August 29, 1963

Jerry went to Ottawa. Finished Mrs. Greeningís skirt and shorts. Linda went to Gundyís this aft. Cousin Willis, Charles, Kathleen and Sally called on me this aft. They brought a sack of apples from farm. L&J&Mark went out to Bartletts tonight but they werenít home.

Friday, August 30, 1963

Jerry went to Champaign. Linda went to insurance company doctor for medical exam for hospital insurance. Mrs. Greening got skirt and shorts this aft. I worked on Alethaís green suit and cut out lining. Helen McGrath brought black dress back to be let out. J&L went out to Bartletts in evening.

Saturday, August 31, 1963

Linda had hair appointment in aft. Jerry worked. M.E. and Bill here late aft. with proofs of wedding pictures. L&J went out to dinner at "Cliffs" and show with Tom and Kay. Worked on Alethaís green suit.

Sunday, September 1, 1963

Mother D., M.E. and Bill here in aft. J&L&Mark went to see Joyceís new home with Tom and Kay. They stopped later for a snack. I finished Bertís dress. Pilot light went out on furnace and Tom re-lit it.

Monday, September 2, 1963

Labor Day. Worked on Alethaís green suit. Mrs. Greening brought daughterís dress in aft. which I shortened tonight. Baked an apple pie.

Tuesday, September 3, 1963

Finished Alethaís green suit top. Greening girl got her dress this aft. Uncle Hughes here in aft. Linda went to Bunco party this eve. at Evelynís. Won first prize (grey sweater) and Bunco prize (pr. hose). Mark has first tooth (lower). Also, Linda received proofs from Jay Home Portraits.

Wednesday, September 4, 1963

Finished Alethaís green suit. She came for fitting tonight. Mrs. Mack left dress to be altered. Willene and Elizabeth here for a little while this evening.

Thursday, September 5, 1963

Jerry went to East St. Louis. Mother D. here in a.m. Painter canít start on her house on account of rain last night. She left navy blue dress to be taken in at shoulders and sides. Started altering Mrs. Mackís dress. Linda and Mark called on Willene, Elizabeth, and Ann this aft. Cousin Willis brought sack of apples and Uncle Hughes brought a chuck steak. Jerry went to reserve meeting tonight. Bill and M.E. here after work. I gave them the "Portrait of Christ" book.

Friday, September 6, 1963

Worked on Mrs. Mackís dress. Aletha got her green suit after work and brought back coat material. M.E. and Bill here tonight. Linda served Pepsi and popcorn.

Saturday, September 7, 1963

Jerry worked today. Finished Mrs. Mackís dress. Linda had hair appointment in p.m. Mark not feeling well today - temp. over 102. Dr. sent prescription. Jerry went to Goldblattís and got film and candy tonight. We watched "Miss America" program - Miss Arkansas won.

Sunday, September 8, 1963

Mark had rectal temp of 104. Jerry phoned doctor and he said to bring him to his office. He gave him penicillin. They got back at 12:30, we picked up Mother D. and went to M.E. and Billís for dinner; came home at 5 p.m. Willene, Elizabeth and a friend and her little boy (6 mos.) came shortly after we got home.

Monday, September 9, 1963

Cut out Alethaís plaid coat and worked on it. Also on Helen McGrathís dress. Willene stopped in this aft. to inquire about Mark - heís back to normal. Jerry cut front yard and part of back. Uncle Hughes here at 9 a.m.

Tuesday, September 10, 1963

Finished altering Helen McGrathís dress and started altering Mother D.ís. Jerry went to Champaign. Cousin Willis and Lorene here in aft. Ann in a.m. Helen got her dress this eve. L&J went to Steinberg-Baumís and got me another large bottle of Agoral. Sent order to Midwest Card Co. Mark cut second tooth.

Wednesday, September 11, 1963

Finished altering Mother D.ís dress. Jerry went to Decatur. Mrs. Mack got her dress this a.m. Linda went to Babe & Jimís - the FBI girls gave her a farewell dinner party - 12 attended - gave her a topaz glass bird & dish from Bressmerís. Lorene came before Jerry went after her - brought drapes to be altered and coat to be shortened.

Thursday, September 12, 1963

Altered curtains for Mrs. Grant (Loreneís neighbor). Jerry went to Quincy. Bert got her dress and Lorene and Norma Gurske here this eve. Norma left coat to be relined and material for brown wool jumper. Jerry went to reserve meeting tonight.

Friday, September 13, 1963

Altered Loreneís tan coat. Linda had appointment at 10:30 a.m. with Dr. Bergmann. Mother D. here in p.m. to get her dress. Bill and M.E. here after work. Package came from Midwest Card Co.

Saturday, September 14, 1963

Linda had appointment with insurance company doctor and also got hair fixed. Lorene came for coat and curtains late aft. She took Cousin Willis to St. Louis where he took plane to Oklahoma City to visit Fred for 2 weeks. L&J went bowling with Kay, Tom, Carol and Bob tonight.

Sunday, September 15, 1963

M.E. and Bill here for dinner - she shampooed and set my hair. Mike, Danny, Karen, Steve and Tommy here for a little while - they all had dinner at Mother D.ís. J&L&Mark went to Bartletts late aft. - came back around 8:30 p.m. Marvin Garfield brought Margaretís grey dress for zipper replacement.

Monday, September 16, 1963

Bruce Co. TV serviceman here to adjust TV. Thereís a short in regulator which he will order - takes a week to come. Linda went to shopping center in a.m. to get Bunco prizes. Bill and M.E. here a little while this eve. Brought back folding chairs. I worked on M. Garfieldís blue silk dress.

Tuesday, September 17, 1963

Jerry went to Waukegan. Worked on Alethaís coat. Mr. Bartlett worked on shrubs (pruning) from 8:30-11:30 a.m. Willene and Elizabeth here for a few minutes.

Linda had Bunco party here tonight. Jerry took care of Mark here.


Wednesday, September 18, 1963

Mr. Bartlett worked on shrubs 8:30-10:30 a.m. Linda raked half of backyard. I worked on Alethaís coat. Cousin Bess called.

Thursday, September 19, 1963

Made buttonholes on Alethaís coat. Linda helped me cut out lining for Normaís coat, which I put together and basted into coat. Ruby Maddox and Ida Mae Bretz here in p.m. Linda finished raking backyard.

Friday, September 20, 1963

Mr. Bartlett worked 8:30-10:30 to finish trimming shrubs and tree - I paid him $22.50. Jerry went to Ottawa. Jess and Bunne Johnson came in aft. Pat & Lois here in eve. Also Lorene and Norma Gurske who tried on her jumper and took coat home I finished relining today. She left material for tan suit. Linda went over to Willeneís a little while in afternoon.

Saturday, September 21, 1963

Worked on Normaís jumper. June and Sally Hindman left skirts, etc. Jerry worked today. Linda had hair appointment - got Markís pram suit and crawlabout suit from Penneyís. M.E. here in aft. and again tonight to watch "The Seven Year Itch" on TV with Marilyn Monroe.

Sunday, September 22, 1963

Worked on Normaís jumper. L&J went to Sunday School. They took Mark out to Bartletts in aft. Uncle Hughes brought sausage, pork and round steaks in aft. New "Bonanza" series started tonight.

Monday, September 23, 1963

Finished Normaís jumper and cut out her tan suit and started putting it together. Lorene here in a.m. - left pattern for Normaís suit skirt. Paid $5.00 for my buttonholer and zipper foot. Linda took Jerryís lunch to him while she was here. Margie Rabbittís sister came in aft. - wants me to make dresses for twin daughters and suit for her. Central Heating Co. fixed furnace, charged $4.00. Willene and Elizabeth here in afternoon.

Tuesday, September 24, 1963

Lorene and Norma came for jumper and to try on tan suit in a.m. Worked on it today. Jerry went to Peoria - got back mid-afternoon. Linda took Mark to FBI office and to beauticianís. Received $1.00 from Spiegelís which I was "short changed" when Jerry got blouses Saturday.

Wednesday, September 25, 1963

Worked on Normaís suit. Jerry went to East St. Louis. Roberta Clark brought dresses and skirts to be altered this evening.

Thursday, September 26, 1963

Mark is 7 mos. old today! Finished Normaís skirt and worked on jacket. Linda and Mark went for walk with Willene and Elizabeth - they came in for a little while when they got back. Jerry, Linda, Mark and I went to Pat and Loisí this evening for supper. They have a nice basement apartment. They gave us a decorated bowl (6") from Eisnerís - first of a set.

Friday, September 27, 1963

Jerry went to Geneva today. Worked on Normaís jacket. Linda got 2nd Eisner dish, 99 cents, and groceries. She and Jerry went to see "For Love or Money" with Kirk Douglas and Mitzi Gaynor at Roxy tonight.

Saturday, September 28, 1963

Jerry went to office. I worked on Normaís suit coat. Linda had hair appointment in afternoon.

Sunday, September 29, 1963

Jerry went to Indianapolis with Army troop. Pat and Lois came at 12:30 p.m. Linda and Lois took Mark in car to Grandma Durstís and Pat wheeled me up there. We had a nice dinner and visit and came back at 3:30 as Kay was having birthday party for Donna Kay (2 yrs. old). Linda went to party at 4:30 but left Mark at home as he had a fever.

Monday, September 30, 1963

Jerry went to Joliet. I finished Normaís suit and started altering Mrs. Duncanís slacks. Lorene, Helen Overaker and Norma here in aft. Norma got her suit and left skirt to be altered. Mrs. Hanson in car - Linda took Mark out so she could see him. She took him to doctor early afternoon for 7-month checkup - he weighs 21 lbs. and is 27 Ĺ inches long. Springfield TV Company picked up TV at 5 p.m.

Tuesday, October 1, 1963

Altered Mrs. Duncanís slacks. Linda and Mark went for a walk with Willene and Elizabeth in aft. Betty Figuera and Marge Lookis brought dresses and skirt to be shortened after they came back. Willene didnít stay long. She took pictures of Mark and Elizabeth. Springfield TV Co. brought TV late afternoon, but still not right. Linda went to Bunco party at Kayís; won first prize - a duster, which I bought from her for M.E.ís birthday.

Wednesday, October 2, 1963

Mrs. Duncan came for slacks in p.m. Mrs. Getzendanner brought dress, 5 skirts and blouse to be altered. Aletha came late aft. - left dress for zipper replacement and skirt pattern. M.E. and Bill here for a few minutes. I addressed Lindaís birthday card she got for me and will mail it at work tomorrow. L&J&Mark went to Steinberg-Baumís and Bartletts tonight. Mrs. Thomas brought coat material in afternoon.

Thursday, October 3, 1963

Springfield TV serviceman here at 10 a.m. - took set back to shop. Jerry home in a.m. - went to Champaign in aft. I started shortening Mrs. Sowinskiís coat. Jerry went to reserve meeting tonight. Janis Grant here in eve. with white jersey for suit.

Friday, October 4, 1963

Lindaís 21st birthday. Springfield TV serviceman brought set back around 5 p.m. - antenna needs attention now. I had a surprise birthday party for Linda. Jerry sent her 21 red roses and gave her a green knit suit, carafe, and bottle of wine. I gave her slacks and 2 blouses. He got cake from B&Z earlier and took it out to his motherís. She brought it tonight. (I paid for it.) I also invited Carol, Bob, Bobbi Kay, Mrs. Dodds, Kenny, Diane, Pat and Lois, Bill and M.E., Willene, Tom and Elizabeth. Kay and Tom didnít come as Kay had a cold.

Saturday, October 5, 1963

Finished Bettyís and Margeís dresses - they got them in aft. Linda had hair appointment. Tom, Willene, Elizabeth, M.E. and Bill here in afternoon to watch World Series. M.E. shampooed and set my hair. I cut out Bertís dress and started putting it together.

Sunday, October 6, 1963

L&J went to church. Then we went to Chiltons for dinner at 1:30. The men got involved in a poker game so we stayed for supper.

Monday, October 7, 1963

Finished Robertaís dress which she got this eve. Mrs. Sowinski got her coat in aft. She had her 5-year-old daughter and 8 Ĺ month old son along. Linda took them over to Willeneís. Man at Jerryís office (Jerry Wedeking) brought out a pumpkin - had his wife and 2 sons along. Bill brought a watermelon in a.m. Uncle Hughes brought pkg. beef patties in a.m.

Tuesday, October 8, 1963

Altered Helen McGrathís 2 blouses and skirts today. Mrs. Getzendanner here at 10:30 a.m. - left dress and blouse to be altered. Linda went to "Stanley" party at Bartletts tonight.

Wednesday, October 9, 1963

Altered 2 skirts and over-blouse for Sally Hindman. Linda went for walk with Willene in aft. Helen McGrath got her blouses and skirts tonight.

Thursday, October 10, 1963

Worked on Sally Hindmanís jumper. Jerry went to Champaign. Linda took Mark for a stroll and stopped at Mother D.ís.

Friday, October 11, 1963

Worked on Sally Hindmanís jumper and changed collars on three shirts for Bertís husband. Bill here in a.m. Linda went shopping at Gundyís and Eisnerís in a.m. She, Mark, Willene and Elizabeth went for a walk in aft. Carole Jagow came over in eve. to show us her green velveteen dress for Invitational Dance tonight. Willene and Kathy came to see her, too.

Saturday, October 12, 1963

Altered Bertís black dress. June and Sally came in a.m. Sally tried on jumper. They brought material for vest, dress to be altered, and 2 pr. slacks for alterations. Linda had hair appointment in aft. Jerry worked until 3 p.m. M.E. and Bill came late aft. Uncle Hughes brought chuck roast and pkg. of patties.

Sunday, October 13, 1963

L&J went to Sunday School. I shortened Bettyís skirt and Margeís dress. Willene, Tom and Elizabeth here in eve. for a cookout. M.E. and Bill here for a few minutes in late aft. Bert Clark came after her things and left some more alterations.

Monday, October 14, 1963

Linda cut out Janis Grantís knitted suit which I got ready for fitting at 4 p.m. Linda, Mark, Willene and Elizabeth went for a walk this aft. Uncle Hughes brought radio - paid him $4.35. Evelyn and Bill Wells here in eve. - brought 2 quarts green beans, 1 qt. pickles, and one huge tomato. Jerry went to Galesburg and Greyhound Bus wrecked his car after he came back (around 2 p.m. at 9th & Capitol).

Tuesday, October 15, 1963

Worked on Janisí suit. Linda took Mark out for a stroll in afternoon. Jim phoned that Mother D. is at his house as she isnít feeling very well. Linda played Bunco at Bartletts tonight - she got 3 doz. small eggs @ 20 cents doz.

Wednesday, October 16, 1963

Received letter from Carol Sutton telling about getting married last April to Ron Pickering and is expecting a baby in February. Worked on Janisí jacket. Cousin Willis, Charlie, Kathleen, and Lorene here in aft. - brought bushel of golden delicious apples. Jerry came home at 3 p.m. and he, Linda and Mark left just as they arrived - went to see their wrecked car. They went out to Bartletts - took the turnips that Wellsí gave us as we donít like them. Brought movie projector home as they received a roll of film today. M.E. and Bill here for a few minutes after work.

Thursday, October 17, 1963

Worked on Janisí suit. Norma Gurske phoned and asked me to reserve time to make 2 dresses for her. Jerry went to Champaign in Chevy. Willene and Elizabeth here in afternoon. Jerry went to reserve meeting tonight.

Friday, October 18, 1963

Worked on Janisí suit. Willene and Elizabeth here in p.m. - brought part of a white cake with lemon filling and icing with coconut sprinkled on top - very delicious. Linda took Jerry to work then got groceries at Eisnerís on way home. She went after him at 5 p.m.

Saturday, October 19, 1963

Linda and Jerry went to town. Linda had 9 a.m. hair appointment and he worked until noon. Linda picked up purple slim-jims at Aldenís, red p.j.ís for Mark from Montgomery Ward, and little red suit from Spiegelís which I got for him. They went to Bartletts for supper. Uncle Hughes came later. M.E. and Bill came as he was leaving. I had dentist appointment at 3 p.m. - charged $12.00 for 1 filling and cleaning.

Sunday, October 20, 1963

Jerry and Linda went to Sunday School. He picked up Mother D. and brought her here for dinner with us. Warren and Lynn [Sutton] here in aft. I worked on Janisí suit. L&J&Mark went for walk late afternoon.

Monday, October 21, 1963

Finished Janisí suit. She and Mrs. Grant came at 4 p.m. to get it. Jerry received check from insurance company to cover F-85 car. He and Linda went to Illini Motor Co. this aft. to look at new cars. I started altering Mrs. Getzendannerís dress this eve. Linda and Mark went for a walk with Willene and Elizabeth this afternoon.

Tuesday, October 22, 1963

Jerry went to Danville. Linda and Mark went for a walk with Willene and Elizabeth in afternoon. Finished altering Mrs. Getzendannerís dress. Baked 2 apple pies and Jerry, Linda, Mark and I went to Searches tonight for a wiener roast. They have a lovely home out near the airport.

Wednesday, October 23, 1963

Altered Mrs. Getzendannerís things and she picked them up at 4 p.m. Mrs. Duncan brought her and left a dress for altering. Today is Jerry and Lindaís 3rd wedding anniversary. They went to Babe & Jimís for dinner and then to Chiltonís to help Bob celebrate his birthday. M.E. and Bill here from 6:30-9 p.m. Carol sent a piece of birthday cake to me. Received letter from Alice.

Thursday, October 24, 1963

M.E.ís birthday. I altered Mrs. Getzendannerís skirt and Sally Hindmanís jumper. L&J&Mark went to Peoria. They ordered a blue 1964 F-85 Oldsmobile to be delivered in 3-6 weeks. We went to Hughesí for a cookout. Jerry went to reserve meeting at 6:45 p.m. and Linda, Mark and I came home at 9. Tom pushed me and got me in house.

Friday, October 25, 1963

Finished altering Sallyís jumper and slacks and Juneís slacks. Linda took Jerry to work and got groceries on way home. She took Mark to doctor at 1:45 for 8 mo. checkup - weighs 22 lbs. 12 oz. Jerry came home with M.E., Bill, and Minnie who were here for wiener roast in backyard. Mrs. Gerster and daughter Barbara brought stuff to be altered at 8 p.m.

Saturday, October 26, 1963

Altered Sallyís blue plaid dress. Linda took Jerry to work in a.m. Had hair appointment in p.m. She came home with Jerry. They didnít go out tonight. Ann here a little while in a.m. - we bought 2 chocolate bars @ 50 cents each that she was selling for Augie for Griffin High School.

Sunday, October 27, 1963

Standard Time again! Replaced zipper in M. Garfieldís dress and shortened cuffs on shirt for Jay Home Portraits photographer. Bob, Carol and Bobbi Kay here for supper tonight. Bob & Peggy Bastas have a son - born 3:30 p.m., 7 lbs. 3 oz., 20" long and named Neal Robert. Uncle Hughes brought 8 lb. rump roast and pkg. beef patties. I bought another 50 cent candy bar from VonBehrens for Linda.

Monday, October 28, 1963

Jerry went to East St. Louis today. Shortened Bettyís and Margeís dresses. Jim phoned that he took Mother D. to Memorial Hospital today. Cliff, Esther, Nancy and Linda Search here for supper tonight. Bert Clark brought raincoat and dresses to be altered and June and Sally got their things tonight.

Tuesday, October 29, 1963

Jerry went to Alton. Shortened Bertís raincoat. Mr. Shuster of Jay Home Portraits got his shirt this aft. Willene here for a few minutes in aft. Went to Marilynís Bunco party tonight - won first prize and Bunco prize (gown and duster and 2 covered casseroles). Lorene brought out Normaís material for 2 dresses while Linda & I were gone.

Wednesday, October 30, 1963

Worked on Mrs. Getzendannerís skirts and Mrs. Duncanís dress. Mrs. Oliver Turner brought her mother, Mrs. Shaffner, this aft. - left dress to be altered. Baked a pumpkin pie and Linda took half of it to Willene in aft. Jerry and Linda went to see Mother D. at Memorial Hospital in aft. Jerry left this eve. for Waukegan. Bert got her coat this eve.

Thursday, October 31, 1963

Finished altering Mrs. Gís skirts and Mrs. Duncanís dress. Started altering Bertís dresses. Willene and Elizabeth here in aft. - brought Halloween card for Mark. Cousin Willis and Lorene here in aft. - brought gallon of cider. Carole Butler left 3 skirts for altering. Jerry got back from Waukegan around 7:30 p.m.

Friday, November 1, 1963

Altered Bertís dress. Mrs. Duncan and Mrs. Getzendanner came at 2:30 for clothes. Jerry went to Alton.

Saturday, November 2, 1963

Jerry and Linda went to St. Louis with Carol and Bob at 9 a.m. and got back at 10 p.m. M.E. and Bill came a little after noon - she shampooed and set my hair. They left at 3:30 and came back at 6 p.m. - stayed until J&L got back.

Sunday, November 3, 1963

Jerry, Linda, Mark and I went to Wellsí at Sharpsburg for dinner. Had a nice time and a delicious meal. Got home a little after 6 p.m. Worked a little on Bertís dress. Mother D. went to Jimís today from the hospital.

Monday, November 4, 1963

Altered Bertís dress. Greening girl brought skirt to be mended. Jerry went to Alton. M.E. told Linda that Caryl Pearce is 4 mos. pregnant. Bert Clark got things I altered and left coat and other clothes to be altered. Jim put Mother D. in Sunshine Guest House [nursing home] today. I ordered multi-colored shoes from Aldenís for Linda.

Tuesday, November 5, 1963

Altered Norma Gurskeís grey skirt and mended Greening girlís skirt. Lorene and Cousin Willis here in aft. to get Normaís skirt and left lining for Normaís red suit. Ann here around noon to borrow thread. Carol, Bob and Bobbi Kay here for a little while in eve.

Wednesday, November 6, 1963

Altered Katyís skirts, tan tweed dress, mended cotton print dress and attached garter to girdle. Murray and Leora Johnson and Mrs. Unsbee here this aft. Jerry went to Alton.

Thursday, November 7, 1963

Shortened Bertís black coat. Jerry went to East St. Louis. Uncle Hughes picked up cans. Annette Jenkins brought 2 skirts to be shortened at 2 p.m. Willene and Elizabeth here a few minutes in afternoon.

Friday, November 8, 1963

Shortened Bertís dresses. Linda took Jerry to office and stopped for groceries at Eisnerís; also got mittens and socks for Mark. Katy got her clothes tonight. Willene, Elizabeth, Linda and Mark went to Gundyís and then had Gillitukís fix horn on Chevy. Jerry, Linda and Mark went to Bartletts tonight.

Saturday, November 9, 1963

Cut out Alethaís plaid skirt and put lining in coat. Mrs. Brummett brought 2 skirts to be shortened at 11 a.m. Bert came in aft. to get her dresses and coat. Linda had hair appointment in aft. - Jerry took her. Willene and Elizabeth here for a few minutes in aft. Joyce, Don, David and Brenda here tonight. M.E. and Bill here at 9 a.m. Linda got slacks at Montgomery Ward, $11.66.

Sunday, November 10, 1963

Linda and Jerry went to Sunday School. I cut out lining for Alethaís skirt and finished her coat. Linda, Jerry and Mark went to Steinberg-Baum in aft. Elsie Hangleben and Charles [Sutton] came while they were gone. L&J&Mark went to Bastasí in evening.

Monday, November 11, 1963

Veterans Day. Worked on Alethaís skirt and shortened Mrs. Brummettís skirts. Jerry didnít work today. He and Linda went to Steinberg-Baum again in aft. - got some toys for Mark. Uncle Hughes brought pkg. patties and one of round steak. Mark is waving "good-bye" today.

Tuesday, November 12, 1963

Shortened dresses for Bert and skirts for Annette Jenkins. They picked them up this eve. Willene and Elizabeth here from 11 a.m. until noon. Linda went to Bunco party at Carolís tonight - brought wedding gift home for M.E. from Evelyn Jones.

Wednesday, November 13, 1963

Jerry went to Peoria. Shortened dresses for Bert. Mrs. Brummett got her skirts in aft. and left some other things to be altered. Linda and Mark went over to Hughesí in aft. Barb, Allen and Jimmy Howard here tonight. She brought a coat to be shortened. Bert got her things tonight. I started altering her skirt and coat.

Thursday, November 14, 1963

Worked on Bertís coat and skirt. Linda took Jerry to work so she could get some groceries. Willene and Elizabeth here around noon. Jerry went to reserve meeting tonight.

Friday, November 15, 1963

Finished Bertís coat and skirt. Jerry went to Galesburg. Linda prepared dinner for Barb and Allen Howard tonight. Of course, Jimmy came too. Started altering Mrs. Brummettís coat and dress.

Saturday, November 16, 1963

Finished Mrs. Brummettís things and started on the Gerster coat and skirt. Linda took Jerry to work. She had hair appointment in aft., got sport shoes at Aldenís, and brought Jerry home. Uncle Hughes got cans early aft. and later brought roast and beef patties. L&J went to "Butchís" for steak dinner and to Roxy to see "Mary Mary" with Tom & Kay to celebrate their 5th wedding anniversary.

Sunday, November 17, 1963

Worked on Mrs. Gersterís coat. Mrs. Brummett came for her coat and 2 dresses and left her daughterís coat and skirt to be altered. Helen McGrath came before she left with jumper and dress to be altered. L&J&M went to K-Mart later.

Monday, November 18, 1963

Almost finished the Gerster things except summer dress. Linda bought coupon from salesman for Markís photograph - to be taken Thursday. Jerry went to Alton. I ordered 2 shirts (Carterís) from Bressmerís for Mark.

Tuesday, November 19, 1963

Finished all Gerster clothes except summer dress. Linda took Jerry to work as she has appointment to have Markís picture taken at "Columbia" at 3:30 p.m. She came home about 4 p.m., then picked up Jerry at 5:15. Bressmerís delivered shirts (for Mark) around noon.

Wednesday, November 20, 1963

Linda cut out Normaís cranberry suit and blouse and I started putting it together. L&M went over to Hughesí in aft. Jerry went to Edwardsville. I sent birthday card to Cousin Willis - heíll be 93 tomorrow.

Thursday, November 21, 1963

Worked on Normaís suit. She and Lorene here in aft. for fitting. Lorene left check for $150 for M.E.ís diamond ring. Altered Helen McGrathís dress which she got this eve. Jerry went to Champaign in aft. and reserve meeting tonight. Photographer took Markís picture (in living color) at 3 p.m. Willene and Elizabeth here around noon.

Friday, November 22, 1963

Altered skirt and dress for Mrs. Brummett. President Kennedy assassinated in Dallas, Texas today. Linda had appointment with Dr. Bergmann this a.m. Aletha got her plaid coat late aft., tried on skirt, and left dress and skirt to be altered.

Saturday, November 23, 1963

M.E. and Bill came at 9 a.m. She shampooed and set my hair. Linda took Jerry to work as she has to have car for hair appointment this p.m. M.E. and Bill came back later with toy holster and guns for Mark. Mrs. Brummett came for her things in p.m. L&J got home at 5:10 p.m. Joyce and Don Reynolds here for supper. I worked on Normaís suit.

Sunday, November 24, 1963

Worked on Normaís suit. Oswald (assassinator of Pres.) was murdered in Dallas. at police station by Jack Rubenstein [sic] about 11 a.m. Bob, Carol and Bobbi Kay here in eve. in their new "Renault" car.

Monday, November 25, 1963

President Kennedy buried today. Banks and government offices, schools, etc. closed today. Some stores closed until noon. Jerry went to Gundyís a little after noon and then worked in afternoon. I worked on Normaís suit. Linda went to Carol Chiltonís in evening to a toy party. She purchased 2 toys. Merle Perkinton and grandson here around 1:30 - brought basket of fruit and a card from I.H.N. Class.

Tuesday, November 26, 1963

Almost finished Alethaís skirt and worked on Normaís suit. Jerry went to Galesburg. Linda raked half of front yard and burned the leaves. She is going to Bunco party at Bev Russellís tonight. Girl from Booster Class at West Side brought plate of cookies this aft. Mark is 9 months old today.

Wednesday, November 27, 1963

Finished Alethaís plaid skirt which she got this eve. Linda took Jerry to work then went back to town to get Markís proofs and some groceries. I worked on Normaís suit. Aletha came at 5:30 for her clothes. Linda phoned Dr. about Markís cold and he sent out medicine. Linda went downtown to get Jerry at 10 p.m.

Thursday, November 28, 1963

Thanksgiving Day. Worked on Normaís suit. Mr. and Mrs. Bartlett, Mrs. Dodds, Kenny, Diane, Bob, Carol, Bobbi Kay, Kay, Tom, and Donna were here for 4:30 p.m. dinner. They brought some food - we furnished turkey, etc. Mother D. was to go to Jimís for dinner but couldnít on account of she had slight stroke this morning.

Friday, November 29, 1963

Worked on Normaís suit. Linda took Jerry to work. Midge Oller here in p.m. - gave her patterns to her. Linda took Mark to doctor as cold still hanging on - he gave him a shot. Jerry worked late tonight.

Saturday, November 30, 1963

Finished Normaís suit. Jerry worked today. Linda took him as she had hair appointment in p.m. M.E. and Bill here about 5 p.m. Linda got order at Penneyís which included a bedspread for M.E. and Bill and a can (1 Ĺ lb.) of hard candy.

Sunday, December 1, 1963

L&J went to Sunday School. Bill, Evelyn, Dorothy, Delia, and Jeanie Wells came at 12:30 for dinner. The girls and Bill gone all afternoon to move Deliaís things into new apartment. They were late getting back so had supper here, too. Lorene and Norma got suit and blouse in p.m. The Chiltons were here for a little while late afternoon.

Monday, December 2, 1963

Linda and I cut out Mrs. Thomasí coat. Linda took Jerry to work in a.m. so she could pick him up in aft. and go to see Mother D. Olds company in Peoria called tonight to tell Jerry he could get new car tomorrow afternoon. Christmas Parade tonight. Jerry took Chevy over to Gillitukís to have winter thermostat put in.

Tuesday, December 3, 1963

Jerry went to work at 5:45 a.m. Bill drove him to Peoria to get new F-85 - got back at 4:30. Mrs. Thomas came for fitting. I worked on her coat during the day and Carole Butlerís skirt alterations tonight. Jerry took L&M for ride to Thayer where his old car is - he got some of his things out of it. Ordered towels for Mark and boots for Linda from Aldenís.

Wednesday, December 4, 1963

Altered Carole Butlerís skirts. Jim phoned that Mother D. passed away at 1:30 p.m. M.E. and Bill here for supper. Jerry didnít come home for supper as in court. Carole Butler came for skirts at 8:15 p.m.

Thursday, December 5, 1963

Shortened Barb Howardís coat. Cousin Willis and Lorene here in p.m. He gave me a check for $100 for Christmas and a snapshot of Fred and him. Uncle Hughes came a little later with chuck roast and pkg. patties. Jerry went to Edwardsville. Uncle Clyde phoned - he and Aunt Hazel will arrive late tomorrow afternoon.

Friday, December 6, 1963

M.E. and Bill here at 9 a.m. She shampooed and set my hair. Linda had hair appointment at 1:30 p.m. and was going to stop at funeral home later. Uncle Clyde and Aunt Hazel arrived at 4:30 p.m. Ann took care of Mark. We all left at 6:30 for funeral home -- two Bisch attendants came for me and the rest went in new F-85. We got back before 10 p.m. Linda slept with me - Jerry on davenport, and Hazel & Clyde in L&Jís bedroom. They brought a beautiful African violet plant.

Saturday, December 7, 1963

Bisch attendants came for me at 2:30 p.m. Clyde, Hazel, Linda and Jerry left at same time in F-85. Ann took care of Mark. Funeral service at 3 p.m. Went to Jimís after cemetery and got home a little after 10 p.m.

Sunday, December 8, 1963

Clyde and Hazel left about 9:30 a.m. Worked a little while on Mrs. Thomasí coat. Carole Butler brought 3 skirts back for adjusting tonight. J&L went out to Bartletts in aft. - got 3 doz. eggs @ 40 cents doz. Melfrances Underwood came for a few minutes after church. I gave her gift for my secret pal (Eileen Boyle).

Monday, December 9, 1963

Worked on Mrs. Thomasí coat. Jim and Bill here in a.m. L&J went over to Bakerís Hardware - got red wagon for me to give Mark for Christmas and other toys for them to give him. Mr. Jabusch came while they were gone. Received first Christmas card - from George Bonn.

Tuesday, December 10, 1963

Mr. Jabusch is charging $111.32 for 12 storm sashes. Worked on Mrs. Thomasí coat. Jerry went to Decatur. Linda went to Bunco party at Claraís. Phoned various glass companies about new picture window in bedroom. M.E. and Bill here a little while after work. I gave them a jar of turkey salad.

Wednesday, December 11, 1963

Jerry went to Edwardsville. Roads bad from snow last night. Finished Mrs. Thomasí coat which she got this aft. She gave Mark a stuffed horse. Linda took him to doctor for belated 9 mo. checkup. He weighs 23 lb. 14 oz. and is 29 inches long. Doctor gave him another shot for cold. Mr. Gardiner came in aft. to measure bedroom picture window. Aletha came after work to try on dress Iím altering. Bert Clark brought findings for suit Iím to make.

Thursday, December 12, 1963

Finished altering Alethaís dress and Mrs. Schafnerís dress. Jerry went to reserve meeting tonight. M.E. and Bill received wedding gift from Ken & Anne and I received fruitcake from Alice and Wes.

Friday, December 13, 1963

Linda cut out Bertís suit and I started putting it together. Uncle Hughes brought 2 pkgs. beef patties and one of loin steak this aft. He came back later with a purple plush poodle toy dog for Mark that he got at Sally Ward Laundry for giving them $5.00 cleaning order. Linda phoned Dr. Ehrhardt re Mark.

Saturday, December 14, 1963

Jerry worked today. Linda had hair appointment at 2:30. Mark much better today. I worked on Bertís suit and finished altering Carole Butlerís 3 skirts. Little red quilted suit I ordered for Mark came from Myers Bros. today.

Sunday, December 15, 1963

Linda, Jerry and I made 3 batches of peanut brittle. I addressed all out-of-town cards and most of the local ones (total 75). Worked on Bertís suit. Jerry and Linda got Christmas tree at Krogerís for $5.00. Melfrances brought beautiful floral arrangement from my secret pal who turned out to be Merle Perkinton. I got Wilma McDonald for 1964. J&L decorated tree tonight.

Monday, December 16, 1963

Worked on Bertís suit. She came for fitting tonight. Defroster came from Myers Bros. that I ordered for Jerryís Christmas gift. Finished addressing Christmas cards (25). Lorene took Cousin Willis to Chicago to get plane for Phoenix. Linda put lights on outside evergreens at doorway. Willene brought box of homemade cookies late aft.

Tuesday, December 17, 1963

Jerry went to Danville. Worked on Bertís suit. Millie Crawley and Mabel Nichols called on me in p.m. - brought gift from Womenís Circle #9. Linda got groceries at Gundyís. I ordered a hat for her from Sears. She went to "The Mill" for dinner tonight (the Bunco club). Carol Chilton came home with Linda and Bob & Bobbi Kay came for her. Terrible snowy night.

Wednesday, December 18, 1963

Jerry went to East St. Louis. Mary Taylor phoned. Linda took Mark to doctor in p.m. Mrs. Bartlett and Evelyn Jones came tonight to make toffee (used my marble slab) - Linda made a batch, too. M.E. and Bill stopped in on way home from work. Altered Helen McGrathís jumper.

Thursday, December 19, 1963

Jerry went to Marion. Finished Bertís suit. Linda took Ann to shopping center around noon. Mary McGrath came this eve. for Helenís jumper. Gundyís Market burned down - total loss.

Friday, December 20, 1963

Linda cut out Normaís dress and I started working on it; also started on Beth Cooperís skirt. Mr. D. brought note he received from Olwen for me to read. Jerry went to Peoria to get seat belts installed in car and another radio to replace defective one. Bert got her suit tonight. Linda went to Steinberg-Baumís around noon.

Saturday, December 21, 1963

Worked on Bethís skirt and Normaís dress. Norma came in aft. with Lorene for fitting. Lorene brought a couple of Christmas gifts for me and I gave her mine. Linda had hair appointment in aft. Jerry worked. They went to Walt Matthiesenís Christmas party in eve. Bill and Mary Ellen here until 10:30 p.m.

Sunday, December 22, 1963

J&L went to 10:30 church. Laughlin preached. I worked on Bethís skirt and wrapped caramels. L&J went out to Bartletts late aft. and eve. and saw Doug Chilton [2 mos. old] for first time. Mr. and Mrs. Oliver Turner got Mrs. Schaffnerís dress in eve. He came in to see Mark but not home - he lived on N. Osborn four years when a boy.

Monday, December 23, 1963

Finished wrapping caramels and Bethís skirt. Linda went to shopping center in a.m. I made fudge and divinity tonight and Linda made mincemeat cookies. I wrapped gifts I had for her and she wrapped all the others.

Tuesday, December 24, 1963

Mr. MacDonald from Spaulding Farm delivered bushel of apples from Geraldine. Linda and I made date nut bread and cranberry bread.

Wednesday, December 25, 1963

Mild day for winter (42 degrees). Snow is melting but enough left for a white Christmas. M.E. & Bill came in time for gift exchange in a.m. Pat and Lois came in aft. We left at 3:45 to go to Bartletts for Christmas dinner and got home about 11 p.m. I received lamp shade and slip from J&L; clock and dress from M.E. and Bill; slip, Jim & Caryl; magnetic "picker-upper" and face cream from Lorene; nightgown from Pat & Lois; note paper from Aletha; poinsettia plant from Sunday School class.

Thursday, December 26, 1963

Finished Normaís dress. Bill brought floor lamp from B&M Electric Co. in a.m.; cost $2.28 for repair. M.E. gave me $5.00 instead of dress which was too small. Linda returned nightgown and slip and got $9.35 in return as no dresses in stock. M.E. and Bill came after work. Most of the snow has melted.

Friday, December 27, 1963

Roberta Clark brought her jacket back as too large below waist and left a grey skirt to be shortened. I started working on them.

Saturday, December 28, 1963

Finished altering Bertís jacket and skirt. M.E. and Bill here in a.m. - took clock to exchange for electric. Linda had hair appointment in aft. Lorene got Normaís dress this aft. while Linda was getting hair fixed. Let out seams in Lindaís light blue brocade jacket.

Sunday, December 29, 1963

L&J went to 10:30 church. Nellie and Marshall Long were there. L&J went to shopping center. I finished letting out seams on Lindaís blue brocade dress.

Monday, December 30, 1963

Finished Lindaís brocade dress alterations and worked on Mrs. Gersterís tan dress. Bobbi Gerster brought 3 skirts to be altered tonight. Nellie, Marshall Long and Marcyís four children (2 girls & 2 boys) called on me this aft. Bert got her jacket and skirt tonight. Received letter from Uncle Rob and pkg. from Ken & Anne containing rice flour and syrups for pancakes and honey.

Tuesday, December 31, 1963

Worked on Bobbi Gersterís skirts. Linda had hair appointment at 9 a.m. Jerry took her and they came back at noon. Ann Colburn and Mr. Pratt called on us in p.m. L&J went out with Barb and Allen Howard tonight to the Lincoln Theater and then to Babe & Jimís. Received income tax forms