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Column | The Diaries of Esther Lilly Hundley: April 2 – April 8, 1931

The farm that Esther Lilly Hundley and her family lived on in Gales Creek

Cast of characters

–Esther Lilly Hundley & Charles Hundley (written as Charley/Chas), the author of the diaries and her husband.

–Bill (written as Billie) and Elsie, Esther and Charles’ firstborn and his wife. 

–Ted and Thelma, Esther and Charles’ second-born and Ted’s wife.

–Gladys and Roy Bills (written as Mr. B. or Mr. Bills), Esther and Charles’ third-born and her boyfriend.

Thur Apr 2 – A nice day. Did our usual work. I made over my black silk dress. Made it quite long. We slept some in p.m. Ted & Thelma came about 3 o’clock, stayed all nite. Gladie went to a show, I guess. 

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Fri Apr 3 – A nice day. We did our usual work. I made a cake. Ted helped Troy paper a room. After noon, they went fishing. Gladie went fishing got 7. Thelma & Joanne went over to Vera’s awhile. The Kids went home after supper. 

Sat Apr 4 – Rainy & sunshine. We did usual Sat. work. Gladie & I  went to town in p.m. Emma, Mat, Jackie and Tom & Minnie came over from Tillamook, they ate supper at Troy & Vera’s. After supper, Troy, Vera & Freddie, Jackie, Emma, Gladie & I all went up to Camp to see the kids. Ted & Thelma had gone to Pike. Emma, Mat & Jackie stayed here all nite. We went to bed at 11:30. 

Sun Apr 5 – Easter Sunday. Cloudy & sunshine. Did up morning work. Mat, Emma & Jackie went with Troy & Vera up to Mr. Gulley’s for dinner. Just Chas, Gladie & I alone for dinner. Gladie went some place, afternoon. I was alone. Billie & Elsie & Baby and Rife, Irene and Velma all went to Portland to see Mrs. Paris and Ethel. 

Gladie writes: I went to Hillsboro seen show “Set Tight”. Ma & Dad, Aunt Emma all went to program at G.C. church. 

Mon Apr 6 – Rain. Ma washed this a.m. In afternoon, Ma, Hilda and I went down to Grandma’s Ma stayed down. We got back at 4, wrote to Uncle Henry in evening. 

Tue Apr 7 – Rainy. Done usual morning work. Spaded some in front yard. Troy was over. Dad hauled some wood. I fixed some flowers in p.m.

Wed Apr 8 – Foggy. Went mushroom hunting this p.m. Dad fixed our bridge today. I made a trough for water. Bill & Elsie, Mrs. Paris, Ethel and Mr. Paris all came down in evening, stayed till 8:30. 

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