October 6th

Sun, October 5th, 1986 – Mrs Deschenes here for dinner & pm. Monday still very weary & worked at quilt pieces (floral emblems) all day.

Sunday, October 6th, 2013 – C is here for the weekend and has been busy cooking and doing domestic things so I can focus on schoolwork (somewhat). Unfortunately this morning included a visit to the walk-in clinic as she was having problems with one of her eyes. She got some drops and it seems to be doing better. I am working on ideas and what to do with your diaries, Grandma, while I sit and watch the birds come to the feeder. Chickadees seem to exert so much energy, flying back and forth to the feeder for one seed at a time, that I am not sure how they get enough to maintain their energy.

I remember getting the quit you reference here, Grandma. I too am working on a quit of sorts. I think it is kind of my way giving something back to you. I wonder what you would have thought of it. I will post photos when it is done.

October 5th

October 5th, 1948 – A & I picking potatoes. A lot of huge ones tho’ scabby – about 30 bags. Brought carrots & beets in too. Glenn has torn cap & a nervous & sad wreck when he got home.

Saturday, October 5th, 2013 – C & I spent most of the day outside yesterday. A gorgeous fall day, though cool. C also took in veggies from the garden, mostly beets, carrots and tomotoes. I put up a bird feeder and we’ve already had chickadees, sparrows and a blue jay.

October 4th

Saturday, October 4th, 1975 – Went to Fergus by (?) Nova. Marilyn sick at Blanche’s with migraine. Glenn busy digging plants & roses. Children happy. Betty & her 2 came up. Is this the last trip to Fergus? House not sold yet. 

Friday, October 4th, 2013 – Well Grandma, here I am. I am not sure where to start. Dad passed on your diaries to me (at my request) and I am grateful to have them. I feel like I never got to know you as an adult, and I definitely didn’t appreciate you when I did have you around, but I am hoping I can change that now. I hope that through spending time with you and your word, I can get to know you and the world you inhabited a bit better. I don’t know if you are out there or to be honest how you would feel about this venture. But all the same, I want to share our lives. I don’t know where this will take us, or me, but I am game to find out.

I am impressed with your daily commitment to writing and I hope to be able to maintain that myself. I can’t say what I have read so far of your diaries is terribly exciting, or provides insight into what you felt, but it does paint a picture of your days and who and what occupied the space around you. I don’t know that this conversation will be terribly enlightening for anyone (but what do I know? I’ve never kept a diary before). But I suppose life isn’t really terribly exciting or full of enlightenment for the most part. It is words, and duties and responsibilities, and people and… I guess it is the small stuff that adds up.

I will leave it at that for now.