Iowa Women’s Lives: Letters and Diaries
Iowa Byington Reed diary, January 1, 1899-June 30, 1902
archival collection guide
1899 January 1st 1899 It was late when we got up this morning and after doing up the work went up to the cemetery It was a very cold forenoon. We all but Lee ate dinner down at Otts. Will and I started home early in the afternoon. We had things all put away and supper ready by six oclock. I read in the evening. What I wonder is in store for us this year Monday January 2d 1899 It was more moderate. Will helped me wash and as the clothes got dry I ironed them in the afternoon I dressed chicken and did other work. The boys were getting up wood. Tuesday January 3d 1899 It was a nice day. Elmer & Ida with Hart and [Ossie] were down to spend the day. We enjoyed to have them very much. I read and worked in the evening. Wednesday January 4 1899 The weather turned very cold again last night. I was busy with the work most of the day but worked afternoon and evening on some night shirts for Lee and got one of them done.
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