All Men Between 21 and 35/Inez’sClippings

Page 62

Wed. Oct. 16, 1940 ~~~ All men between ages 21 and 35 were registered for possible military service.

Sat. Oct. 26, 1940 ~~~ Today was Glenn’s birthday.

Sun. Oct. 27, 1940 ~~~ Yesterday a baby boy was born to Myrtle and Gene Johnson. He was named Ernest Leroy. I went to work for them. Stayed 1 1/2 weeks.

Thurs. Nov. 26, 1940 ~~~Mrs. Ruffins came out to get me to work for her daughter, Mildred Jackson of Windsor.

CHRISTMAS DAY ~1940 ~~~ Went to Archie’s for Christmas dinner. Glenn went

Pg. 62— Grandma’s Day Journal– My Hunter Family Collection

Sometimes the irony of current events relating with happenings back then are a reminder of that saying, ‘the more things change, the more they stay the same.’ Here we are in 2022 watching the world catch on fire. They were probably thinking the same thoughts. Innocent people being caught in the crossfire now and then. Prices going through the roof then and now. Shortages on shelves now, food rationing then. Sketchy Olympics this year and canceled Olympics then. A spiral very few of us can control. And we could go on, but nah. Not today.

Suppose I share a photo of Grandpa Glenn and his brother Earl? Way before Inez moved to Missouri, the Hunter’s were well established in this state. Their parents had 12 children with 10 surviving into adulthood.

Glenn was known to wear overalls and a hat much of the time. Apparently this goes way back to childhood. He is the first one on the left with Earl sitting beside him.
Glenn was known to wear overalls and a hat much of the time. Apparently this goes way back to childhood. He is the first one on the left with Earl sitting beside him.

Today is International Day of Happiness. So let us go forward with this theme and learn about the focus of this day. People are encouraged to use this day as a time to reflect on what makes them happy, and how one can change the world through this. So for me personally, I would like to draw attention to the people at Quilter’s HQ in Overland Park, Kansas. Each week they do a little one-hour livestream called Make It Sew. You can find it either on YouTube or FaceBook. There’s usually a fun project and a new quilt-a-long. Also find out about new sewing or quilting notions or even partake in one of their fabric sales. And let’s just take a moment to reflect on the fact that there have been Wayyyy too many hard-to-find fabrics And price increases on said fabrics since 2020. And to top off this goodness, they have a ‘door prize’ of something sewing/quilting related. Guess who won the latest door prize??? Yes, Your’s Truly. And little did I know how lovely this would look in person. So here’s a photo. No judgement on the bad hair day, please. Workday hair–just don’t care.

Leather & Lace and Amazing Grace by Cathe Holden, admired by me :)
Leather & Lace and Amazing Grace by Cathe Holden, admired by me 🙂

This is a Moda fabric design by Cathe Holden from her collection titled Leather & Lace And Amazing Grace. I’m kinda new to Moda fabric designers, but I’ll definitely be doing some scoping out in the near future. For now, following Cathe on Instagram. And now, considering what I could do with this gorgeous 1/2 yard. I’d love to hear your ideas!



  1. So now I am wondering where Glenn went on Christmas Day!
    Love the shirt diary entries –
    Easy to read and treasure to still have
    And had to smile at your bad hair because it looked great to me (pulled back and classy simple)!
    Congrats on winning the fabric

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    • Thank you for dropping in and I hope you’ll check back next time to read the next page😊 I appreciate the kind words as I’d just spent my morning outdoors with children and parachute games. (Windy) lol Have a great week ahead!

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      • I hope I make it back on a day for the next journal page
        But even if I don’t make it on the day I decided I will try and dig around to find it!
        My blogging is not ona schedule right now and so I never know who will be in the reader!
        And side note – I do enjoy when I see posts from slfinnell!
        I know they usually will bring a smile – whether it is a rock shaped like heart (which I sent to my friend Renee who likes hearts) or old family stuff or just life happenings

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  2. It’s interesting, if somewhat depressing, to note the parallels between Inez’s time and ours. But her diary is also a reminder that the small pleasures of life continue, whether it’s winning a prize or celebrating Christmas 🙂

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