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MARY'S MEMOIRS Thursday, May 8, 2014 - Mason County Journal - Page A-27 It is definitely spring time. Mary is picking wild flowers and speaks how it is hot one day and it is pouring down rain another. I think Sam and the boys got a little snock- ered at Ed's. What do you think ? Enjoy! Thursday, May 7, 1936 A quiet day. Sam was down at the building part of the day. The shelves are in good shape. "Pinky" Williams, Ed Pearsall, Walter Judkins and Sam had a "Party" at Ed's. They got home fairly early. I went home early By CLYDENE and read HOSTETLER some of my magazines. Friday, May 8, 1936 A sunny, quiet day. Sam went to Seattle at 11. Cleaned up shelves on hardware side and the men cleaned up the warehouse. We have the store in fine shape for the weekend. Got my hair trimmed today. Alice Giles, Elizabeth and I walked down to see the new store. Part of the floor is done now. It looks grand, too. "Pinky" Williams got his .Ford truck back. The fellow at the shingle mill couldn't meet his payments. Grace has a new Frigid- aire. It is a beauty. Saturday, May 9, 1936 A lovely sunny day but so very quiet. Sam worked down at the building all day. The ce- ment floor is over half done now. Monday will finish it. Mitchell's were in and want us to go to Perl Maues tonight. Sam wants to go to Vic- tor so don't know where we will go yet. Didn't go to the dance. Too tired. Sunday, May 10, 1936 A lovely day. We got up fairly early and ate breakfast. Sam and I rode down to the ranch and it is certainly grow- ing fine. Made dinner for the boys and in the after- noon about 6 Sam and I went to the Chicken Coop and had dinner. Clara and Elmer came in just as we started to eat. We drove to Poulsbo .....  ...... ....... Courtesy of the Mary Theler Collection Mary Theler picks wild rhododendrons when she was younger in this undated photo. and visited Tom White's. They are fine. Home late. Elizabeth and I drove up to Oak Patch and to Ta- huya down Henry's road and home. We got some rhododendrons and blue swamp flowers and vio- lets. Had a nice ride. Monday, May 11, 1936 A busy day. Sam to Seattle. Home late. Don went to Tacoma for feed. Home at 7:50 with a big load. Tuesday, May 12, 1936 I went to a surprise party on Helen Buldoc up at her home. Mrs. Foster, Gladys Mead, Mrs. McKinney, Helen Frances, Mary Ettlin, Mrs. Orr and the two girls, Mrs. Glenn Har- ris and Gladys, Gladys Mickelson and I. We had a good time. AfLer lunch and presents were opened we walked down to the river where we sat and talked. Mrs. Foster took our pictures. Came home at 2:30. At 4, I rode to Tahuya with Sam and saw Mr. Brooks. He paid up those notes he owed us. Then home by 7:30 and got ready to go to the party at the schoolhouse. My, we had fun. Played kids games afLer a nice program. Lenora Martin took me home. Home late. Received a letter from Ruby. Wednesday, May 13, 1936 A fine hot day but very quiet. Sam went to Shelton at 10. Then Ta- coma and Seattle. Called up and said he would be back tomorrow. Received a letter from Irene to- day. She is working at Welcoming NEW PATIENTS! Family Dentistry" Implants TMJ/Sleep Apnea . Prompt Emergency Care Most Insurances Accepted Ldl/I 2] DanieJR. Byrne, DMD, PS NE Romance Hill (next to Harrison Urgent Core Belfair) 275.6292 ByrneDentistry.com DENTAL ARTS The Place To Take Your YARD & WOOD Waste Contractors Welcome [s,A Per Small ,Ib-- Per *Price based ol | ' q" JUTruck Load _,NI Trailer size of L BB (Pick-up Size) OR J, Load vehicle OPEN MON-FRI 7AM-4:3OPM ' SAT. ONLY 8AM-4PM 275-0228 Please call for directions a,d more information NO Plastics or Garbage PLEASE J.C. Penney's Company in south Tacoma. Rained started about 6:30 and by 8:15 when we started home Charles and I got soaked going from the car to the house. My, how it poured. Francis ,Matthews got another call in the Navy yard today. The other day it was pouring down rain. A friend borrowed my wheelbarrel and left it standing upright and it got half full of rainwater in no time. I had to run to my garage for a tool and just running out there and back I had to change into dry clothes because I was soaked! I loved when Mary shares at the surprise party af- ter the festivities they all go down to the river and visit. Nothing like sitting by a river on a sping day. Thank you for read- ing this week's diary. Clydene Hostetler is a longtime Belfair resident, local historian, media archivist and doc- umentary filmmaker of "Hidden in Plain Sight." She has been research- ing Mary Theler's life for the past 11 years. She can be emailed at clydeneh@wavecable. com. Think no one reads the newspaper anymore? t0THINKAGAiN 60% 0 60% of readers keep their paper 3-5 days or them a story or 40% ': :