I'm a collector of detritus and usually pretty sleepy.
Saturday October 20th 1900
I went up town early, taking Carrie Anderson with me. The girls were all invited to Minnie Shower’s where we had a very pleasant day. I did a lot of trading and got home in very good time. Hattie looks the best she ever has since she was married. It is five years today since Charlie was buried.
Sunday October 21st 1900
It was an unpleasant day. The dust blew in clouds all forenoon and it rained in the afternoon. We all spent the time at home reading and resting.
Monday October 22nd 1900
Weather still unpleasant. Leonard and Will fixed fence in the forenoon and Leonard husked corn in the afternoon. I worked all day in the fruit, put up grapes sweet apple preserves made catsup and got green tomatoes ready for pickles. A hard days work.
Iowa Byington Reed diary entries, 1900
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