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

--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 Jan 7 -Cloudy. We did up morning work. Then I made my dress, Billie & Elsie gave me Xmas. Gladie did some fancy work. Gladie went to a show, I guess. After supper, Billie, Elsie, Ronnie and Emmet came about 7:15, stayed till nearly 9, Emmet came out from Portland, Wednesday. 

Fri Jan 8-Foggy all day, could not see any place. I made Gladie's yellow print dress, I gave her Xmas, got it done by 10:30. I made 5 dresses this week. 

Sat Jan 9-A dandy day, like a spring day. We did up usual Sat. work and took a bath. After noon, Charley & I went to F. G. Gladie did not go today, we got back at 4:45. Cut the little lambs tail off today. Ted & Thelma went to Pike today. I got Gladie & I a new toothbrush, pink and lavender. 

Sun Jan 10-Some showery. We did up usual work. I made 2 apple pies. No one came. After noon, I went as far as Grandma's with Gladie. She went riding, someplace. I stayed & went to a show at Venetian Theater, Wallace Berry and Jackie Cooper in "The Champ", a dandy good show!!! Got home at 11. 

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Mon Jan 11-Windy and rained hard about all day. Did up work, then I started to cut out pieces for a quilt, the wedding ring quilt. Gladie done finished up the tea towels, she embroidered 7 of them. After noon, killed Jimmie, the little bull calf. Fred Hundley helped. 

Tue Jan 12-Snowed 6 inches in the nite. We did our usual work. I made a custard pie. Fred Hundley came up & helped cut up the meat. Ted & Thelma came about 11:30. I canned 12 qut. meat in p.m. The kids stayed all nite, Joanne began to walk for the first time, Monday 11.

Wed Jan 13-Snowed a little bit more. Did morning work. I canned 8 qut more of meat. The kids all went out to play in the snow. Joanne's 13 month birthday.