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Thursday, Nov. 27, 2014 - Mason County Journal - Page A-23 MARY'S MEMOIRS This week, Mary and Sam have Thanksgiving at their place with a big crowd. Mary goes to the doctor, and he tells her she needs to relax and not work so hard. Think he got anywhere with that one? En- joy! Thursday, Nov. 26, 1936 I got up late and sorted mail while Ruth made the cake. Then I went to the beach. Annie and I got the dinner together. At dinner were John and Annie, Louise and Jack, Doug White Charles Mohr, my dad, Louie, Grace, Mrs. Coady and the two By CLYDENE babies and HOSTETLER Henry, Lau- , rice and son This photo of theThelers' and Ruth and Chet Ruff. My, we had so much fun! We were in gales of laughter most of the said I've been working too hard dinner. After dinner, we played and must relax. Made appoint- cards until late and all went ment to go to the dentist next home. Very tired so to bed. Our Tuesday, Dec. 1. Drove home menu: turkey with sage dress- through an awful fog. My, it ing, giblet gravy, cranberry was hard to see. Clara and sauce, mashed potatoes, baked Charlie washed all the dishes sweet potatoes, pineapple and cleaned house. It certainly cottage cheese salad, carrots looks nice in here. Now I must and peas, bread, butter, sliced fix my dress and get to bed tomato, pickles, pumpkin pie early, ifI can. with whipped cream, minced pie, nut cake and coffee. Saturday, Nov. 28, 1936 A fairly busy day. We left Friday, Nov. 27, 1936 the store and went to the Fairly busy. I went to beach at 4:30. Got my dress Bremerton in the ai rnoon and fixed at Mrs. Housen's. It looks got a lovely brown dress and fine. We left here at 5:15 and shoes to wear to the banquet arrived in Aberdeen at 6:50. at Aberdeen Saturday evening. Ran through fog and could Lunts Were up for Thanksgiv- hardly see. Sat down to dinner ing day and persuaded us to with Lnnts and Sicilys and go. Went to the doctor, who enjoyed it very much. There Photo courtesy of the Mary Theler Collection store is a frame pulled from a 16-mm family movie. were about 75 people at the banquet. Mike from the Aber- deen office kept us all laugh- ing. We heard Martin Smith, our congressman, speak and liked his speech very much. He is a very human speaker. Back to drink some lemonade at the ship before going to the hotel. I ate a burger and all laughed heartily. To bed about 12. This morning, when I was getting my hair waived by Gladys Harris at Eaton's, where she was caring for the children, Joe the eldest said this morn- ing, "I got up and built the fire in my underwear:" How Gladys and I laughed! Su hday:, Nov. 29, i936- we arose at 9:30 and went downstairs to eat. Lunts and Sicfly's were already at break- fast. So they waited until we fmished and we all went to our cars together. Then they went home, and we went to Longview via South Bend and Cathlamet. Tried to find Mamie and Don Guild, but they were away. We ate our supper at the Hoodsport Caf6. It was very good. Home early and worked on my scrap- book. A very nice day. Monday, Nov. 30, 1936 Cleaned up all post office work and office, so it is in first- class shape. Sam went to Se- attle, and Doug hauled lumber from Tacoma. Charlie planted trees for me, and they look very good along the fence. Ruth broke a spoon, and Emmet had her believing she was going to get fired over it. My, how wor- ried she was and did we laugh at her! Dreamed last night Eliz- abeth told me she had been liv- ing with Don and that she had given him $1,000 and now she was afraid he wouldn't marry her. How strange to dream something so real as that was. Maybe that case was on my mind. Sent for linoleum and curtains for Charlie's house. My, it will be fine when it's done. I hope he keeps the dogs out. Rudy dog disappeared, so I told him I'd give him Rex if he didn't come back. I wonder if Rex would stay there. The only trouble is I'm afraid some car will run over him. Tuesday, Dec. 1, 1936 A fairly busy day. The men fixed up forms for concrete and got them all ready, so tomor- row they pour. Wednesday, Dec. 2, 1936 Men worked on forms in back of the store. We are build- ing on 36 feet of more space. Oh, Mary/Sometimes I just cannot figure you out. You always want a dog and share how cute they are when they are pups, and Rex has been around for a while now, and there you go offering to give Rex to Rudy. I couldn't give my dog away. She is part of the family! Thank you for reading this week's diary. Clydene Hostetler is a long- time 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. The shipping end of the industry is now Olympia Has Oil Boom in full swing, reports H. E. DeShields, Reported Thurston County Strike Northern Pacific agent in Shelton, with Starts Speculation many carloads leaving the N. P. yards daily now. A total of about 150 carloads Olympia.- Oil excitement here has are expected to be shipped form Shelton reached fever hear with the public this year. 25 YEARS AGO Nov. 23. 1989 Christmas Fund has $6,700 Goal The 40 et 8 - Journal Christmas Fund already has $445 in contributions as it starts its 43rd annual drive to raise money to~ provide Christmas baskets to announcement by the Crescent company that oil had been struck at ! " e II o needy families in the county. The fund has a goal this year of $6,700, its well near Grand Mound, Thurston Slide Damages Hood Canal about $100 more than the $6,589 which County, and that the well would be Homes was collected in 1988. The 1988 fund uncapped publicly Tuesday. Slides and water run-off resultingprovided Christmas baskets for 440 All available state land for miles in from the snow and heavy rain whichMason County families with 1,086 every direction in Thurston, Lewis, and started Thanksgiving day gave county children. Chehalis counties ha~ been leased by speculators who arai~esieging the state and state road crews some problems land office seeking to lease, for drilling and caused some difficulty in logging purposes, land already under lease operations. for agricultural development. Aneven The most serious incident was damage greater amount of private land is under to two houses along Highway 21 about a lease. ~ ~ mile above Alderbrook Inn which were - I . " ~' * moved from their foundations when hit Movietone News in County Today by a slide. Mason County's lively Christmas tree The houses were damaged by a slide cutting industry will appear on the which started about midnight Monday motion picture screens of the nation on a bank behind them. Dirt skidding and perhaps foreign countries in a few down the bank hit the two houses days for today the Movietone News moving them each about 12 feet off photographer from Seattle was in the their foundations and to the edge of a county taking shots of the crews at concrete bulkhead which holds them work. above the highway. This ad appeared in the November 25, 1921 edition of the Mason County Journal.