This 9" Streak of Lightning quilt block was easy to make. I started out with the 6" pattern found in The Farmer's Wife Sampler Quilt by Laurie Aaron Hird and made it 1-1/2 times larger.
In this diary entry, Mother is Hattie's stepmother, Nelle Daniels Woodbury. Ann is her 12-year-old sister. "William Ashley 'Billy' Sunday was an American athlete who, after being a popular outfielder in baseball's National League during the 1880s, became the most celebrated and influential American evangelist during the first two decades of the 20th century. Sunday was a strong supporter of Prohibition, and his preaching almost certainly played a significant role in the adoption of the 18th amendment in 1919." (Wikipedia)
Wednesday, April 26
"I haven't done much today but churn and crochet. O yes, I mopped the kitchen at 7:30 this A.M.! But the churning was terribly slow. I didn't finish until afternoon. I had a little nap, too.
"Papa came in from Larned this A.M. and left for Wallace at 5:20 this P.M. He went by way of Kansas City and took my suit back. He didn't decide to go until after 4:30, so we had time for nothing but to fly around and get him ready. I took him to the station."
Friday, April 28, 1916 -
"Mother and Ann went to town this P.M. and brought home my suit that Papa had sent by express. I'm not real sure that I like it - it is a sort of apple green, a color I have never worn much. It fits pretty well, though, so I may keep it.
"My clock has stopped, so I couldn't tell how late it is but presume it's about 'straight up.'"
Sunday, April 30, 1916 -
"This has been a rainy, rainy day. The sun hasn't shown a minute, and the drizzle has been incessant. Of course, we didn't go to church. In fact, I didn't do anything but eat and sleep and read. . .
"We got a telegram from Papa this morning, and he came in tonight - but he says he has to go back again for the cattle he bought.
"Billy Sunday opened his revival in Kansas City today. I'm just wild to hear him. Hope I can go down."
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