Mr. Fox and Lewis call. We go to Condit's for evening. splendid time. Our dresses comes. Beautiful - gloves and stockings to match.
Saturday, January 29, 2011
What could they have possibly gotten that weighted so much? I'm really anxious to see if we find out or not.
Friday, January 28, 2011
Up and go to church with Ralph and Marcella. Hot chocolate after church. Fox invites us to breakfast. Nell mushes with Dee. Marcella and I start dinner when Fox comes to ask us out to dinner - slow. Green comes and I walk with him. Lewis comes. He and Green stay fox dinner. Marcella and I to to C.E. and church and boys was the dishes. Chairs spoons & pie. Alarm at 12.
In Fairbanks. Up at 6 a.m. Clean and straighten up. -10°. Car has frost on it. Took about 8 minutes to drive from Ester to work. Clear sky brings out the stars. Got IM from Mr Olson. "How do I get the camera to zoom on my iPhone." Decided to skype with him so he could see the process which wasn't working for him. Had visit with Miss Huizenga, Mrs Runnion, Mrs Parkerson and Mrs. Clendenin lots of laughing. Reading Cold: Adventures in a the World's Frozen Places. Bed at midnight
Thursday, January 27, 2011
Wednesday, January 26, 2011
Tuesday, January 25, 2011
Tired, up at 12 noon. Lay around all day. Girls go for walk in evening. I put on bath robe and lie on couch reading. Lysle comes and he reads to me then Ralph comes. I put on shoes and coat and go to show with them. Meet girls and they go too. M. R. and I go for hot chocolate. Litsey & Morrow & Fox drink with us. Crackers. Home.
I assume that before she went to the show she changed from her bathrobe!
Monday, January 24, 2011
Feel Better - help to clean house. Walk 3 miles with Lewis. Mrs. Fairburn calls. Mr. Drury comes and I take him to Leap Year Ball. HAve a great time engaging dances. Joe Morrow paints and fixes like woman - goes with Marcella. Men come with flowers, etc.
Sunday, January 23, 2011
Still feel bum. Mrs. Clark and Mrs. Hess come. Mr. Thrift here for dinner. Harold comes to see about Leap Year Ball. tease him. Hear from Mr. Drury whom I'm to take to the ball. Marcella and I take flash lights. Brown comes - has to be sent home.
I'm guessing that the Leap Year ball must be like a "Sadie Hawkins Dance" from my generation where the girl asks the guy. One of these days I'm going to have to do a flow chart of the men in Aunt Flo's life. I'm getting mixed up on who is whom!
Saturday, January 22, 2011
Up at 12 - Mr. T comes. 10 o'clock breakfast. ill - cold - recline on couch. Mrs. Meachum, Mrs. Carothers, Mrs. Condit and Mrs Gates call. The Leap Year joke increases. Who's the lucky chaps Marcella and I are to take?
I can hardly wait to find out what the leap year joke is!
Friday, January 21, 2011
Thursday, January 20, 2011
Go for long much over on hill toward Fox with Lewis. 10° below. Saw Mt. McKinley and panorama of Mts. Great. Beautiful colors in sky. Back by initial hill. Marcella has dinner ready hungry yes—bath and bed early. Green comes-but I stay in bed. Nell goes to Esther.
Traveling by dog sled - this photo is captioned: The Pioneer Style of Traveling, Winter 1911. It was taken from my Great Uncle Gus's collection.
Wednesday, January 19, 2011
Made my white serge dickey and embroidered anchor on it. At Heacocks. girls walk go to arcade to dinner with Mr. Lewis – have grouse. Good. Candy - home and find Brown- talk and read till alarm goes off. Have to send B. away.
Grouse/Ptarmign photo from Great Uncle Gus' collection:
Tuesday, January 18, 2011
Mr. Lewis and I walked went to wireless station out on railroad. Mr. T. here for dinner - rabbit. Nell gets it. Ralph comes and we go to Acklins – nice time. Met Mr. and Mrs. Williams. Retire at 2 a.m.
Rabbits must have been a mainstay of many Pioneer menus! This is titled "Belle Stevens returning from her trapline." from the UAF Archives.
Monday, January 17, 2011
Sunday, January 16, 2011
Up at 12 Nell gets breakfast of sourdough hotcakes. I wash dishes, scrub tables, clean up in general–even mop the floor. While cracking nuts, Lewis comes–helps and asks me out to dinner for Friday night. Fox phoned me to go skating declined. Drury and Morrow come to help with "johnny cake" and Morrow salad–good. Flashlights bear rug. picture show wash dishes and talk till 12. Great time-tired.
Original Johnny Cake came about in the South before the Civil War.
These cakes were made from white cornmeal and had no eggs, sugar, or syrup! They were fried on a hot cast iron pan in bacon drippings. The true Johnny cake recipe is nothing more thanWhite Corn Meal
1/2 cup milk
1/2 cup shortening
1/2 cup white sugar
1 1/3 cups cake flour
2 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
1 teaspoon salt
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
Grease thoroughly an 8 inch square cake pan.
Combine cornmeal and milk. Sift flour, baking powder, and salt. Stir together the egg and milk.
Cream shortening, and blend in sugar.
Stir flour mixture and egg mixture alternately into creamed mixture alternately.
Blend in cornmeal mixture.
Bake for 40 to 45 minutes. Serve hot, with maple syrup.
Saturday, January 15, 2011
Went to Church. Marcella and I bake and get dinner – Lewis invites us out but too late. Drury and Marrow call–write. Nell goes to picture show with Brown. Lewis and Fox appear on scene. Play "500" Fox and Marcella disagree so Lewis walks with M. and I entertain Fox. Ate pie got even – chocolate when Nell and B. come. Oh-dear the times we have.
Up at 10. Brown and wood saw come. Breakfast. Cut out tea jacket sew while Lysle reads. Lewis comes and and we walk out toward Fox –40° below. Met Ralph brought him home with us. Met Mrs. Clark at door. Just leaving. Went over to Heacock's to sew. Came home and got dinner. Mr. Thrift stays 1st time for a long time. Had been sick. Harold comes.
Still cold –28° to 30°. J.B.M. dance. Come for our cushions. Harold-Marcella-Barker and I go together. Great time – very informal. Moonlight dances. flash lights and search light danes. confetti battle. Danced to 4 a.m. Was at Heacocks. blankets and soups.
Up at 10 - got breakfast went downtown got my golf gloves. We got all our clothes out to straighten and company came. Overfield -Hurley-Cathcart and Miss Barthel. Took walk with Harold out Tanana way after show -30° below exhilerating. Came home and found Kelly giving Nell a dancing lesson. Hot chocolate. Sat in chair with Kelly while he made up.
In sweet contentment here I duet and say sweet things to Florence.
While Harold holds his own Marcella and pours his love in torrents
While on the sofa sits fair Nell and holds her hand the while
and thinks her time will come ere while
and her thots fly out to Lysle.
Boys went home at 12.
Preliminary search for "Mr Opps" wasn't found.