Thursday, December 9, 2010

December 9, 1911

Flo's Diary

Our clock stops so sleep an hour longer. Bake cookies. Get my first "alaska" money $240 a generous check. Pay my debts. Call on Mrs. Boyer and Miss Gilmer. miss G. not home. Marcella and I melt snow and wash our heads. Take bath. Bob Sheldon comes for Nell. 1st night that Marcella and I are alone. Talk a blue streak. To bed early 10:30.

Once again, going to the Historical Value of US Dollar Calculator, her check for $240 would be the equivalent to about $5700 today. She began on Nov 24 so it has only been two weeks! I assume that she was also paid for her time on the trail and maybe reimbursed for travel experiences.

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