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Thursday, June 5, 2014 - Mason County Journal - Page A-27 MARY'S MEMOIRS Mary makes a trip with some friends for a convention to Walla Walla and the whole trip only cost her $10.80! She writes of what she saw along the way on their road trip. Enjoy! Thursday, June 4, 1936 Sam and Don both went to Seattle with the two trucks. Both came back loaded. Elizabeth, Don and Alice went to Alice's brothers Reggie's graduation exercises. The girls looked so nice in their flowered dresses. We went home early. Quite a busy day. Elmer Beard bought a new Plymouth car and my how proud he is of it. It's cer- tainly a fine car too. Friday, June 5, 1936 A lovely sunny day but very quiet. All the traffic is going on the old road as they are oiling the new highway. Sam went to Seattle for sugar again but had car trouble so didn't get to Seattle until 2 o'clock. Don went to Tahuya. Someone wanted a truck driv- er so Sam told him to go as he is nearly through here. Saturday, June 6, 1936 A busy day. The weather was warm and lots of people were out. Fried my chicken for lunch and got my clothes ready for the trip to Walla Walla. Mrs. Anderson sent a By CLYDENE HOSTETLER note by Eddie and I thought she said they would go to Tacoma Sunday morning so I was already to go. But I must have misunderstood because at 5:45 that afternoon when I was cleaning dry on- ions in came the An- dersons. So I jumped in the car and went down to the beach, got dressed, took my chicken and of course we missed the ferry! So we went to Holly Craft Gardens and Saw the Holly gardens. It was the Wickersham Home- stead used to be called "Shore Acres." There is an old apple tree, a gravenstein, a marvel- ous tree. They treat Holly all colors so it will keep under heat. Saw a wreath that will hang in Bullocks in Los Ange- les, next Christmas. We final- ly caught the ferry at 8:15 and found a hotel, the Olympus, after much wandering. Then up to the Tocono Caf and had a lovely Italian dinner. Went up to Will Lunts at the Win- throp and left a note. We left two rose buds on his pillow to kid him. To bed late. Sunday, June 7, 1936 Woke up early and couldn't go back to sleep so I got up and took a bath. We got up at 7 a.m. and got dressed, ate breakfast and met Mr. Lunt and Mrs. Sisley at 7:35 in front of our hotel. It was raining very hard. We drove over the Naches Pass to Ya- kima. The snow was 12 feet deep on the summit. A wet trip. Very little traffic. We took our lunch and stopped at Handley's, who used to be at the state park. My, they were surprised to see us. We ate our lunch there and spent an enjoyable time, about an hour and a half, I Should say. On to Walla Walla with Mr. Lunt driving. A nice drive through farming countky and along the Columbia, Snake and Walla Walla rivers. Very windy and raining in Yakima. We are now registered at the Grand Hotel. We are going to the show and then to dinner. We ate dinner at the hotel and it was quite good but very expensive. Saw "The Ex Mrs. Bradford" again and it was funny. Home early but couldn't sleep so we talked until late. Very hot and stuffy. Monday, June 8, 1936 To breakfast and very good. Then we walked around and to the convention. Lis- tened to Mr. Hartman of Washington, D.C. He was very good. We ate a terrible lunch downtown and a worse supper in the evening. Never was gypped so much before on food. Didn't go to the ban- quet as it was $1.50 per plate. Played cards and to bed. Mrs. Sisley, Mrs. Anderson and I walked up around Whitman College and it was grand. Bought a new pair of white shoes and a tie for Sam. Tuesday, June 9, 1936 A bright sunny day. Mr. Lunt hammered on our door and woke us at 6 just when we were sleeping our best. I could're choked him. Up at 8 and ate our breakfast at the hotel. It was fine. Then to the meeting. We enjoyed the discussions very much. Not many questions were asked this time. We were surprised. Rockport won next year's convention by 10 votes. 25 to 15. Not so bad at that. Any- way they will remember us next year. I think we missed a good time by not going to the banquet. Most likely we missed our chance of getting better acquainted with some of the members who might have voted for our convention on the canal. We left Walla Walla at 12:45 and arrived at Spokane at 5. We almost had a wreck coming up the hill on a curve. Mr. Lunt was going too fast and had too much of the middle of the road. Nearly frightened u s to death. Traveled over the most wonderful country. Hills like in California plowed and planted. Small trees here and there. A wonderful country. We ate a sandwich at Colfax. Met a Mr. Regiter who buys through Associated Grocers. Stopped in and said "hello." I guess he wondered why I stopped in but saw Shurefine products on his shelves and couldn't resist the idea. We arrived in Spokane and we met Mr. Lunt's sister. Mrs. Emma Peterson of Coeur d'Alene, Idaho. A very nice lady. We all went to dinner together at the Model Caf and it was very good. Then to see "Follow all Fleets" with Ginger Rogers and Fred Astaire. And "Snowed Under" with George Brent. Very funny. Home and had a bath and went to bed. Lud Anderson and the Mrs., Mrs. Sisley and I took the elevator up to the roof of the Daven- port Hotel and I looked over the city. A grand sight. I re- ally like Spokane very much. Stayed at the Spokane Hotel in Spokane. Bought a brace- let for Elizabeth and sponge for the post office. We all gave Mr. Lunt a toy as he was so unlucky at cards last night. Lovely stores and lots of nice things in them. No streetcars, only buses and very wide hard surfaced streets. Wednesday, June 10, 1936 We got up at 4:30 and was I sleepy. The bed was so hard and so narrow I twisted and turned all night. We arrived at Coulee Dam at 8 a.m.. Just as the men were coming off shift. We tried to see Dick Shively but his place was closed. Lost his license and moved out to some lake near- by. Drove around Mason City and saw the post office at Cou- lee. We went on from there see MEMOIRS, page A-28 SA F E