Contd. from pg. 62~~ with us. It was a warm day. We walked around in the timber & went to an old lead mine near Archie’s.
Sat. Jan. 4, 1941. ~~ I got through working at Jackson’s. Was there 6 weeks.
Wed. Jan. 15, 1941 ~~ Went to work for Mrs. Lloyd Merryfield in Windsor just 2 doors from Jackson’s.
Fri. Feb. 14, 1941 ~~ Glenn came in and took me to the Manila P.T.A. They had a Valentine box.
Sun. Feb. 16, 1941 ~~ Glenn gave me a ring on the way home tonight. “Strings attached” to that present. “Heart strings” I guess too.Pg. 63— Grandma’s Day Journal– My Hunter Family Collection
Some familiar names in this day journal entry. Spoke to my mother and she says that Archie’s lived around Peculiar, Missouri. Online, I never found a map with so much as a hint of a lead mine in that vicinity so maybe it was one never documented. There was no MSHA back in 1941. And yes, I looked it up. It was 1977, 36 years later, that safety in mining became regulated. I imagine same goes for mapping them.
But looks like Grandpa was about to get regulated— into a suit, tie and walking down the isle. I wonder if Grandpa got cold feet on Valentine’s Day since he waited until the 16th?? I loved how Inez so simply describes this life event. But you can see it just as vividly in her simple entry. Even the splash of humor makes me smile.
I tried my hand at making a friend smile this past weekend. She’s been having a rough time. I hooked up the sewing machine and got to stitchin’. After perusing the internet and library books, I decided “I can do that”. That being card-making. Below is one of 4 postcards I made, the first intended for my penpal.