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Thursday, Oct. 16, 2014 - Mason County Journal - Page A-23 MARY'S MEMOIRS Sam and Mary try their luck at hunting again. Mr. Ryan falls in the barn, and Sam volunteers to help him since Mr. Ryan does not want a woman helping. The huckleberries are coming to an end. Mary manages to get a couple movies in this week. Enjoy/ Thursday, Oct. 15, 1936 The stere is nice and clean. Sam went to Seattle, and we put most of the stock on the shelves before closing time. Saw Uncle Louie today. He was on his way home from the Cape fish- ing. Received a letter from Elizabeth. She is staying in Seattle. Mrs. Baldwin was in and showed me a letter from Mrs. Burton in Blaine. Mrs. Baldwin claims Elizabeth opened her mail. She must be wrong, because I'm sure she was too busy to bother opening mail save her own. Sam saw Don in Seattle. Said he was going to school to learn to be an automobile salesman. He should By CLYDENE make a good one. A ItOSTETLER wonderful sunset tenight. The sky was a beautiful rosy red, very chilly out. Mrs. Barchie of Gig Harbor gave me some grapes. They are very good. Island Bell's. Sam is going hunting with Char- lie Thurnquist tomorrow. Wish he'd get something. Friday, Oct. 16, 1936 Fairly busy. A lovely, warm day. Mr. Ryan fell in the barn and is in a semi- delirious condition. The doctor was out and said someone should stay with him all the time. Saturday, Oct. 17, !936 Sam was up to see Mr. Ryan today, and he was a little better. Quite a busy day. Most of the cement culvert Sam is building in front of the garage is done. Then the bulldozer will cover over and it will give us more ground. Photo courtesy of the Mary Theler Collection Mary and Sam Theler hold up a deer after hunting in this undated photo. Sunday, Oct. 18, 1936 care of Mr. Ryan, and Sam went up to Got up early and got to Eddy's at see him, but he didn't want any woman 5:30. We all ate breakfast at Dudley around the house. So I took her home Thomas'. Sam was so tired from hunt- again. I really don't think she was so ing Friday he didn't get up. Friday Sam keen on the job anyway. Mr. Ryan is hunted until 1:30. Then about 3, I went much better. Sam went to Seattle and to the beach. We moved all the flow- got home about 7:30 p.m. Cleaned up ers in the garden out front to the side money orders and all post-office work. garden. Took the truck and all rode Ruth put up bulk goods and dusted in up to Maine's first camp and hiked glass case. Doug hauled wood up to back over the woods a mile. It was very little house back of store and fixed wir- foggy. Dudley chased up a big buck ing so the lights can be turned on. Gor- but couldn't get a shot at it. Dorothy don Orr married Erma Kern at South shot but missed it. About 10, we were Bend at 10 o'clock yesterday. Wanda beating a thicket and Russell killed a was maid of honor and Vernon Wyatt big buck. Then we went to one more was best man. Clara Beard and Charlie thicket and went out toward the car. did a big two weeks washing. The had They sent Ray to drive the car closer lines all over the beach. An enormous to the deer, so Sam found us through washing too. Received a fine lette from another hunter, and we all ate lunch Bochs. Must write to them soon as I together on the open burn. Went up can. We had a burglar alarm put in at three more thickets but never saw any the store. Now if someoffe breaks In, at more deer. Home at 6. We went to town least the neighbors will hear the alarm. and ate noodles and saw "Craig's Wife." Not very good. Very late. Tuesday, Oct. 20, 1936 Fairly quiet. Not many huckleber- Monday, Oct. 19, 1936 ries. Rode to tewn with Mrs. Judldns Mrs. Landon came up early to take and got some new shoes for store wear and a few hankies. In the at rnoon, Grace, Mrs. Coady and I drove to Aunt Polly's, but no one was at home but Wanda. We saw she had a diamond ring, so perhaps she and Vernie are "re- ally" engaged. We stayed for an hour and a half waiting for Aunt Polly but had to go home, without seeing her. On the way home I stopped in at Mrs. Anderson's. She is fine. Lives in a fine old home - a real homey place. In the evening, Ruth Ruff and I went to see "The General Dies at Dawn" with Gary Cooper, but it was very morbid and I didn't enjoy it all. To bed very late. Wednesday, Oct. 21, 1936 A quiet day. We changed the veg- etable rack to its winter location. Then we put the paint back on the rack and cleaned up back of the store and the entire warehouse. So by night, it certainly looked very good. Sam went to Mr. Ryan's today with Bill Orr and gave him a good bath and put on all clean clothes. Today, Sam made the sale of Mr. Ryan's place to relatives of Phillip's. They paid earnest money and tomorrow close the deal in Seattle. The place sold for $6,200. Mr. Ryan was very pleased. Sam went to Mr. Glad- win's to find out if there was a hospital at Soap Lake. Sundstrums were there, so they had quite a visit. I put away all the big ironing Clara did and mended some things. To bed at 11 o'clock. I can remember as a youngster when it was a special occasion, my grand- mother would send a card with a han- kie in it. Today, I carry a hankie that was my mother's. Don't see those often these days since tissues are so handy. Thank you for reading this week's di- ary. Clydene Hostetler is a longtime Bel- fair resident, local historian, media ar- chivist 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@waveca%le.com. 50 YEAR AGO Oct. 22, 1964 Closing Fair Accounts Car, Bear Collide The officers of the Mason County Bob Keenan of Union got a 400 pound Fair Association held a meeting on black bear last Thursday night-with Tuesday afternoon to pass on the his car. various accounts and arrange for Keenan and his wife were on the closing up the affairs of the year. way into Shelten on the Purdy Cutoff It was found that the expenses Road about a mile from the Fish incident to the last fair were $222.81, Hatchery when the car and a bear with two small items from the met intheroad. previous year, besides the balance The car was not damaged. due on accounts, allowed for the 1913 fair, amounting to about $65. 25 YEAR~ 'S AGO Oct. 19, 1.989 The receipts of the fair were $507, County Just Can't Take it and about $200 less than for last year. Anymore An overcrowded jail, a stretched- Tale of the Woods; Action, taut law-enforcement budget, and Counter-Action with Guns increasing demands on local courts Relating a tale of violence in the plague Mason County budget makers. woods which ended in the capture of guns from two young hunters who threatened a party of three older men whom they attempted to drive from the latters own camp, J.C. Markham and Carl Phitznmyer, both of Tacoma, and a third comPanion whose name But if it's bad in Mason County, where law-and-justice costs take up a hefty 53 percent of the current budget, it's worse elsewhere, say officials from other counties. Mason County elected officials and was not revealed reported to State other government leaders joined Patrolman Ted Cole Sunday how forces Monday with directors of they recaptured their camp and statewide county organizations and administered a physical beating to decided to go after the legislature in the younger men. earnest. We ~lom;~t~ ?,~ Rust at the Republican prk~aries f~ Sta~ Seaator from the twenty~ thh~d fiiztric~ on |5~ platform ~' B E T T E R ROADS k, ading to B~TTER SCi~O0~," a~d we will elect him in NovemL~r if we agabi werk Thi political advcrtiaemcnt apuarcd in the October 29, 1920 edition of the S~