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Thursday, Sept. 11,2014 - Mason County Journal - Page A-27 MARY'S MEMOIRS Mary and Sam start out this week at the Pendleton Roundup and have a great time. They are on their last leg of their trip and make it home. A lot has been going on since they have been gone. Enjoy! Thursday, Sept. 1O, 1936 Get up late and went down- town. We ate and then walked around a while. Then we went around to the bleach- ers and sat near the chutes where the steers came out. We sat there over By CLYDENE an hour and then HOSTETLER the show started. We were there until nearly 6 and it was quite cold. And my, it was good. The Indian parade was very good. Their beading was grand. Some of their work is priceless, especially the elk teeth that were handed down from ancestors. Up to town to eat and had a good supper and to see George O'Brien in the "Border Patrol- man." It was very good. We walked around all over and bought a curio for Teddy. Then home and read a while. A real warm day and a fine day for the Round-up. Saw some try- outs today and they were good. Friday, Sept. 11, 1936 We got up late as usual and ate breakfast. We waited until 10:30 before the parade. It was a grand parade. Every part of the development of the area was shown. From Indi- ans, early scouts, miners, cov- ered wagons, etc. The Indian parade was good, too. We left Photo courtesy of the Mary Theler Collection The is a picture of the Pendleton Round-up program Mary Theler had in her diary. Pendleton at 11:30 and ate our lunch as we crossed the ferry on the Columbia River. Stopped at the Coon Chicken Inn and ate our supper. Then out to John and Annie's but no one but Jack was home. We caught a nine o'clock ferry home from Harper. Found Charlie just backing out of the coffee shop. So we all went home and talked for quite a while. Charlie told us that Doug and Elizabeth were having trouble. Doug came in and started talking to Elizabeth while she was cooking supper and slapped her. Charlie told him to quit or he'd knock him down. Doug threatened to kill anyone who took Elizabeth to town. Made a general nuisance of himself. Saturday, Sept. 12, 1936 The Bill Shauers family is Gladys Rondsland hinted about Rode up to the store early and back to Belfair again. TheyDon and Alice thinking of sepa- were they glad to see us. Cleaned say Charlie is coming too, rating. So I guess it's a fact. up some marl I had waiting for so I suppose our school will Cleaned my clothes and put a us. Also some reports, swell since they have so many clothes basket at the beach. Went up to see my dad and children. Charlie raised some We got three barrels of Louie. Louie used our car to wonderful peppers this year. stove oil today. I wonder how bring Grace and Robert Vance We had some stuffed for din- long they will last. Sam went home from the hospital. The ner and they were very good. to Seattle on the 8:15 boat. baby is very cute. Gordon Orr ran a beef Rex worked part of the day In the afternoon I went hook in his hand and so because A1 got sick with the flu to the beach and cleaned the hasn't been at Pope's for three and couldn't work after 10:30 house a little. Vera, Cole and weeks. Wanda is still at Pot- a.m. He felt better tonight and the children came, so stayed latch. My, the store is cold! should be better. The Morgan all night. We had a late sup- We're going to have to put up girl who has taken a great lik- per, got too hungry to wait for a stove of some kind soon, else ing to Al went up to see him the men. They took Elizabeth we'll freeze to death, when she found out he was sick. to Port Orchard and Sam told Emmet goes on his trip east her to stay there until she Monday, Sept. 14, 1936 of the mountains tomorrow. He and Doug got their troubles A cold day. It was quiet has the canvas cover off Glad- straightened up. Then they and Sam went to Seattle andwin's car on his truck. We re- stopped at Houston's and told we put stock on the shelvesceived a card that our linoleum Doug where Elizabeth was and I cleaned up the kitchen was shipped from Brooklyn, and Mac blamed poor Al. and got my post office workNew York. My, will I be glad Finally when they left all done up to date. Elizabeth when it comes. The result of a there, they decided Al wasn't was out and I guess she won't year's correspondence. Some- to blame. So we fried their be back for a month and may- times it pays to be persistent. steaks when they came home be not at all. I wonder what and talked until late. Eliza- kind of helper I'll have next. Wednesday, Sept. 16, 1936 beth never told me why she A busy day for me. I put up was leaving Doug, but I sup- Tuesday, Sept. 15, 1936 stuff in bags all day. To the pose she was tired of him. But A fine, sunny day. Charlie beach early. I still feel sorry for Doug.fixed the sink over at Pears- all's and put up our stove. Fall is starting to settle in Sunday, Sept. 13, 1936 Poor Doug had divorce papers on us. I love the fall, but the Up late and ate one of put on him. He's supposed to temperatures sure do fluctu- Charlie's big pancakes for be a drunkard, cruel and his ate between extremes. In the breakfast. Everyone was so wife had to go to work. I don't morning it's 51 degrees, and full and could only sit around see why Elizabeth put down by midafternoon ifs in the and talk. Showed Vera how those things. Incompatibility high 80s! I go from long pants my iron worked. Ironed five would've done as well. No to shorts and from flannel butcher aprons, need of trying to hurt people, to T-shirts. At least it hasn't We rode down as far as Pot- Emmet says Don Giles is rained in a while. Thank you latch and back. Then we got string for divorce too, so what for reading this week's diary. dinner because everyone was a merry mix-up that is. He starving. We sat and talked un- says Don was there most of the Clydene Hostetler is a long- til 6:30 when they left for home. summer and it certainly looks time Belfair resident, local Sam went up to the store, bad. If Elizabeth falls for a line historian, media archivist and It rained steadily all day. like Don's she is plenty dumb. documentary filmmaker of We drove up to my dad's and Perhaps Doug did not have "Hidden in Plain Sight." She got some crabapples to eat steady work. But of the two, I has been researching Mary in spite of the rain. My, they believe Doug the best man. Theler's life for the past 11 tasted good! The grapes are Oscar and Alice were up years. She can be emailed at getting ripe, too. from Tahuya and Alice said clydeneh@wavecable.com. i [I]llkl Df'l ;(lfdl{l]Dk'ttiTJ RD m lid ID]l E In Notes of Tuesdays Election Out of a possible two thousand votes which will probably appear in the general election this fall only about eight hundred were cast at the primaries Tuesday, the vote being reduced in every precinct. Only a few socialist and progressive votes were cast, although the contest for congressman and senator kept the bull moosers fairly in line, while the real democratic vote was augmented in Shelton by the contest between Knight and Shelton, nominees for assessor, and over the south commissioner district republican tickets were in demand by friends of the three candidates. 66-1b. Salmon Nibbles Bait of Sheltonian One of the largest salmon ever displayed in Shelton, attracted hundreds of eyes at Smith's Cigar Store Friday to see the 66-pound, .4-ounce Chinook caught by Bud Forbes, McCleary Timber plant foreman, off Astoria at the mouth of the Columbia River. Fishing with light gear, Forbes said the giant salmon battles for better In a show of unity, nearly 50 thanhalfanhourbefore yielding to the transportation personnel came to gaff. The big fish was a "strongman" the school board's Tuesday night type, being hort and stubby, with meeting. Several addressed their great depth from backbone to belly concerns to the board. and ribs to ribs. Shelton Hotel Is Sold Details consummating the sale of the Shelton Hotel to Steve Sagmiller, 39, by the Shelton Hotel Co., Inc., were wrapped up this week to complete one of this community's major business transactions of the past couple of years. Sagmiller, coming from Minneapolis and Tacoma, announced he will invest between $25,000 and $35,000 in major remodeling and renovating of the entire main floor-lobby, restaurant and cocktail lounge- in a project he hopes to complete between mid-October and Nov. 1. tk - Ko n BB Shelton's School Bus Drivers Threaten Strike The Shelton School Board has refused to meet in an executive session with representatives from the bus drivers' union and a strike is pending, the drivers say. the'ournal Serving All of Mason County Since 1886 This Back to School ad appeared in the September 4, 1969 edition of the Mason County Journal.