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Thursday, Aug. 21,2014 - Mason County Journal - Page A-23 MARY'S MEMOIRS Part of this week's diary is missing. Mary and Sam are with Captain Kent. They are still on vacation and sounds like they are having a great time. Mary gets her first ride in a sailboat. Sam catches fish. Enjoy[ Thursday, Aug. 21, 1936 Missing Friday, Aug. 22, 1936 Missing Saturday, Aug. 22, 1936 Missing Sunday, Aug. 23, 1936 It was very nice and cool. Tommy Kent is a very good baby. He just plays and laughs all the while. Sam and Capt. Kent went to get the pa- per and groceries. Took my laundry and couldn't get any cleaning sol- vent so guess I'll have to clean my By CLYDENE dress with gaso- HOSTETLER line. This lake is about 3 miles long and entirely surrounded by woods. A very lovely spot to spend a vaca- tion. We are going in swimming soon. Wonder how the water is. The water was grand! Capt. Kent took Sam for a ride in the sailboat and then took me. First time I ever rode in one. It was free except that I was little fright- ened when we turned around. In the evening Mrs. Ferry, her daughter Mary and two other women stopped in. They were out on a hike. To bed late. Monday, Aug. 24, 1936 Got up late and ate breakfast. The men went to town. Sunday, Sam, Capt. Kent and I went fishing at Dono- hue Lake. Sam caught one pike and Capt. Kent two big ones. I did part of the rowing. It was lovely out and a This is a photo of a segment of Mary drew a picture of their camp site. very nice lake. The sunset was grand. We ate by lamplight at 3:30 it was so dark and rainy. We ate fish Monday and they were very good. Torrises were over. Very interesting people. Tuesday, Aug. 25, 1936 Got up very late and cleaned up the cabin. The men lit the stove and the wind blew the light out so it smoked up everything. Got soot all over. The men went to town and we women washed our dishes. Sam re- ceived a letter from a fellow that he hasn't seen for 20 years who is on a vacation out West and we are just 45 -miles from his place here. Received a letter from John yesterday. He writes such funny letters. Mr. Tor- res, who was here yesterday, was Mexican-born and toId us very inter- Photo courtesy of the Mary Theler Collection Theler's diary from this week. Mary esting stories of his country. Kent showed him their Mexican blankets which are very wonderful. Tommy is playing in a great big Mexican basket. He is very happy. Sam got a note from a friend of his who lives at Crandon 45 miles south of here that was out to Belfair while we were gone. So we went to see him but he wasn't home. We bought some corn at a store and ate it when we went home. My, but it was good. We cer- tainly were enjoying our dinner that night. Sam and Harold went fishing and got a fish, Wednesday, Aug. 26, 1936 We got up early and drove up to Porcupine Mountain. Capt. Kent drove up to an old mine and got a lantern. Was he proud? Then we stopped at Rockland where they or- dered pastries and had just got the car that morning so we decided to get them on our way home. The moun- tains are very beautiful. We climbed up a long trail about a mile and there way up on the hill we could see down and see "The Lake of the Clouds." To the left we saw Lake Superior. It was all very beautiful. And oh it was a windy place. We made our fire with only two matches and oh such fun! How good the lunch tasted. We sat there for quite a long time enjoying the view. We saw an old homestead on her way down. Also a weasel. The dirt roads were grand. My, how the car flew along. Home and found Mary Hill and Katie watching Tommy. Mrs. Hill and her friend left earlier in the day. We ate our pastries and spent the evening groaning. My, they were good. The recipe runs like this: cubed potatoes, onions, celery, turnips, meat and place with seasoning in pie tin. Butter generously on top and lap pie dough over so as it looks like half a pie. Brush top with milk to brown and bake for one hour in medium oven. Sat around reading until late. We all felt too full of pastries to do much. To bed late. I love the recipe Mary shares. Doesn't tell you how much of each in- gredient or the actual temperature to bake it in. When I was a kid and my morn would bake and cook, she just threw things in, never used a cook book and it always tasted good/This was during the Great Depression and you used what you had and played it by ear. Thank you for reading this week's diary: Clydene Hostetler is a longtime Belfair resident, local historian, media archi~dst and documentary filmmaker oft'Hidden in Plain Sight." She has been researching Mary Wheler's h~u m~ ~... ~..~,~ 11 years. She can be emai]ed at clydeneh@ wavecable.com. iillVa,~-.~.a ~ .~tu:ll ,~-le,.,ig D) D n Woods Fires Troublesome The woods fires in the vicinity of Shelton have been steadily gaining during the past week and several ~1 times here menaced homes on the hill additions. An extensive fire which started near the Ingersoll mill several weeks ago has travelled to Scott's prairie and moved several miles toward town, and for several days this week has threatened to sweep over the cemeteries. Warden Taylor and a crew of helpers have been back-firing and furrowing on the open lands and managed to prevent any damage of consequence. i a Q THERMOMETER CONTINUES TO SOAR; NO RAIN Today 34th consecutive day without rain; logging stopped 2 days, resumes Wednesday unless change. Unless orders extending the suspension of logging operations in Western Washington are received late today, Mason County loggers will return to their woods jobs Serving All of Mason tomorrow after a two-day shutdown yesterday and today ordered by the state supervisor of forestry during extreme fire hazard weather which has run the consecutive rainless days period locally to 34 days, including today. b'IJ]5"| ~.1 [~'J[~tu-" lu~u m wA0m HI~ a Dedication Of The Corrections Center Is Set For September 29 The Washington Corrections Center, which is the state's newest and perhaps the world's most modern adult penal institution will be dedicated Sept. 29 at 2 p.m., it was announced this week by Dr. Garrett Heyns, Director of the Department of Institutions. The dedication ceremony, which is open to the public, will be held in the gymnasium, which is located in the multi-purpose building, the largest at the site. Justine Urquizo, 46, Bremerton, ,- Mason County sherrifs officers said Wednesday, Officers said identification was made through upper and lower dentures and two surgical screws in the right ankle. Officers said clothing, including a black knit skirt, belt and a white or cream colored short-sleeve cotton sweater also assisted in the identification. Skeletal Parts Identified as Bremerton Woman, 46 Skeletal remains found in the woods about three miles west of Potlatch State Park on August 17 have been identified as those of xJ.95 I This adve~e~]~e[ appeared in the August 11, 1949 edition of the County Since 1886 Mason County Journal.