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Thursday, June 19, 2014 - Mason County Journal - Page A-27 MARY'S MEMOIRS Sam and Mary are still setting up the new store. It seems the weather was nice and they had a lot of help. Enjoy! Thursday, June 18, 1936 Sam and the Crowns went early so I opened up the store. A nice sunny day. Elizabeth finished the ironing so we are through early this week. Sam got home late with a full load of stuff. So everyone un- loaded and got their heavy work done fairly early. Mr. Rice and Mr. Har- ley were up today trying to get George Pope and Sam not to change the by- laws of Belfair Oys- By CLYDENE ter Company Inc. HOSTETLER Rice has to give up controlling interest under new policy and Mr. Harley is afraid of his job. As the company is in debt owing to Rice's mismanagement the stockholder sought to change it. Sam is certainly going to fix it up right this time. Sam and George were over to see Hoch last night. I varnished the post office and it looks very nice. Home late. Friday, June 19, 1936 A sunny warm day and fairly busy. Sam worked down at the new store all day. We cleared stock off the hardware shelves and now it's all ready to move. Wrote a postal card to my mother. Wonder if she is still at Holly. Mrs. Roberts had a fainting spell just as she was getting her groceries. So we took her back in the house and she sat down but certainly looked quite shaky. She has failed considerably in the past year. Mrs. Shriker was in from Cherio Lodge last night. She is very nice. Has three children. Mrs. Bill George brought me down a lovely bouquet of flowers. About 10 varieties in the bunch. Saturday, June 20, 1936 We moved into the new store and Photo courtesy of the Mary Theler Collection The photo was taken from an album Mary Theler put together. Mary is on the far right and her brother, Louie, is on the far left. The man and the girl are not identified. worked until nearly 1 and were we tired! John came out and helped and it was some job. Sunday, June 21, 1936 We got pretty well caught up. John and Elizabeth put away all the drugs and so the stuff can be found. Quite a job. We have the post office under control too. Was busy all day long. Elizabeth and I went swimming down at the beach and the water was fine. We certainly enjoyed it. Monday, June 22, 1936 A very hot day. Busy all morning doing something. We got the store pretty well cleaned up too. Charlie put away a lot of bolts and nuts. Sam went to Seattle at noon and came home at seven with a big load. Jack went up to my Dad's and got enough cherries for a couple big pies. Saw Don's mother and she certainly looks fine. Annie Mickelson had some teeth pulled out and she had an awful time after she came home. Fainted and had quite a bad time. Pearsall's were surely busy today. Everyone wanted beer. It was so hot. The Frigidaire man came out and fixed the cold box for me. The meat case was not cold enough. The telephone booth was moved today so now it's up in its old familiar corner. Tuesday, June 23, 1936 Hot as usual. Ernie Cox put hooks on all the windows so it's nice and cool in here tonight. Rex George painted shelves and cleaned up the back of store. Jack delivered down the canal. Delavan bought a piece of land next to Nels Barber - handy for him as he is janitor next year up at the new school. Wednesday, June 24, 1936 Received a nice letter from Vera. Busy all day. We are still cleaning up at the new store. I got a kick out of Mary sharing that they moved the telephone booth. Seventy-eight years later you can't find a telephone booth! Because of cell- phones, the number of people with land lines has decreased immensely, too. I can remember when a phone call at a telephone booth was 10 cents. My mom always wanted us to carry a dime in case we had to call home. Thank you for reading this week's diary. Clydene Hostetler is a longtime Belfair resident, local historian, media archivist and documentary filmmaker of"Hidden in Plain Sight." She has been researching Mary Theler's life for the past 11 years. She can be emailed at clydeneh@wavecable.com. tt00cjour Subscribe today and save $15 per year off the newsstand price! You and read the thousands of others Journal every week. Complete this form, clip it and mail with your check to P.O. Box 430, Shelton, WA 98584 You can order by phone (360} 426-4412 with your credit card, or stop by our office at 227 W. Cota St., Shelton. Please check:  New 0 Renewal Name: - Address: City:. Phone: [ s37 (Mason County address)  s51 (Elma or Bremerton address) s5i (in Washington State) [3 s61 per year out of state