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MARY'S MEMOIRS Thursday, March 13, 2014 - Mason County Journal - Page A-27 Sam buys a Dodge panel delivery truck. Up until now I think all their vehicles were either flatbed or pickup trucks. This is a step up on the ladder living in the Pacific Northwest, where it rains a lot. Hav- ing a panel truck would be pretty nice to have had when making small deliveries and keeping the product dry. We get a glimpse of prejudice back in 1936 in Bel- fair, something this country has been deal- ing with for centuries. Has anyone heard of smoking cigarettes for asthma ? Enjoy./ Thursday, March 12, 1936 A wonderful clear day but not very busy. The first thing off the bat Wanda refused to clean the men's rest- rooms. Said her mother said it wasn't a girl's work and that I could get a colored girl to do that kind of work -- she was a white girl and wouldn't do it. So I told her if she couldn't do the work that wa here to do, why this wasn't the place for her. She said, "Well if that's the way you want it" and I said, "Well I cleaned those restrooms for eight years and it hasn't seemed to hurt me," and I walked out. When Sam came back she told him she was fired and asked for her money so I guess as far as errs are concerned I'm the meanest woman in Belfair today. What struck me so funny was that she's been do- ing the same work for nearly a year. Anyway, now she's gone and I'll have to look for another girl or woman and do all my work and twice extra until I get some- one else. Put up com- pound and sugar and pressed my new dress. It looks very nice. Sam went to Seattle at noon and will be back at midnight. Hoffmans left tonight for Longview where they are to build a new log house. Mrs. Peebles in Allyn burned to death Monday after- Friday, March 13, 1936 A fairly quiet day. Sam went to Seattle with the truck and Doug went along. They brought home the big truck and got home about seven. To bed early. By CLYDENE HOSTETLER Saturday, March 14, 1936 A fairly busy day. And oh! So windy! I never saw such a wind! I cleaned my green sweater and skirt and got my clothes ready for the dance. We took Alice Harris, Dorothy Cur- rier and Hill- ary Baldwin over with us. Had a fairly good time but the crowd was very poor. Subscribed for the Mason County Journal from Fred Sisson's boy in a bicycle contest. Art Robin's wife has left him already. Sunday, March 15, 1936 A lovely sunny day. We got up late and made breakfast over at Char- llc'v shack. Sam washed the dishes and I cleaned the house. We put up the wire fence around the flower garden too. Then we came up to the store. Cleaned house, mended my sweater, wrote in my diary and now I'm going to clean up my post office work. John Sellwood is out in the store - feeling like I million he thinks - but drunk to us. Over to Alice Giles to dinner. It was a lovely dinner. She served fried oysters and they certainly were good. After dinner I got supper for Charlie and Emmet and Sam slept. He didn't enjoy his dinner so much as had a terrible head- ache. We stayed until 12 and went home. 2014 MORE reasons Io I)e a North Maon Chamber of (:ommcrcc Member Monday, March 16, 1936 A nice day and fairly busy. Sam went to Ta- coma early and was back at 2:30. He delivered feed to Bickle and then at 6 left with the Chev- rolet for Tacoma. I guess he plans on trading it in as he took off the radio, mirror etc. Judkins have noon. She was smoking I Now serving Baked [ cigarettes for asthma and the bedding caught I Oyster s & Steamed Clams I on fire. Died of burns a [ from 11:00to3:00 I HAMA HAMA00 1 Est. 1922 / 13 miles North [ of Hoodsport 1 Photo courtesy of IMDB.com A movie poster of "Follow the Fleet," starring Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers. a Plymouth coupe and Leder Mickelson's have a new Chevrolet. Wrapped butter, put up rolled barley and potatoes and did my regular work. Received a letter from Ruby. She writes very good letters. Pearsalls had a good day Sunday and so did we. Had so many calls for ice cream I guess we'll have to put some in before Sunday. Tuesday, March 17, 1936 Sam took off at six o'clock last night and it's now 5 and he isn't home yet. Went after a new truck. A beautiful day out but not so very busy. We put quite a lot of stock on the shelves. Edith Wilder very sick and in the Shelton hos- pital with pneumonia. May lose her baby, too. Received a letter from Vera today. She wants us to come over Sunday to dinner. Not much news around here today. Sam called up and said he bought a Dodge panel delivery and wouldn't be home until tomorrow. So I went to the Tower with Becks to see Ginger Rogers and Fred Astaire in "Follow the Fleet." A very good picture. Aler- wards we ate noodles. Home late. Wednesday, March 18, 1936 Sam came home with the new truck and is proud as a peacock. Emmit and Charlie delivered feed and hay to Cunningham and Betz in Dewatto. They had never been to Dewatto before and thoughtit was quite a place. Went over to Elizabeth's and ate some very good cream cake. Sat and talked until 10 o'clock. I wrote two letters after I got home. One to Leonard and one to Vera. Drove the new truck up to my dad's and he thought it was a dandy. "So handy to put eggs in." To bed late. Put the cactus out all night to Win S2014 in additional Mason County Journal advertising just for being a member of the North Mason Chamber of Commerce. Each quarter one lucky chamber member will win an additional $2,014 worth of Mason County Journal advertising to help promote their business. Use it to see how advertising in the Masan CauntyJournal can grow your business. Or, use it to increase your advertising presence in the Journal to gain greater market share. Or use it to see how color advertising improves your marketing effort. 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