I found the pattern for this scrappy 12" Comforts of Home block on-line at: http://quilting.about.com/od/blockofthemonth/ss/easy_quilts.htm.
In these diary entries, all nine Woodbury children, their spouses, and the grandchildren are together to celebrate Thanksgiving and Christmas. Ruth, Minerva, Eva, and Mary are Hattie's older sisters. Lester and George are brothers-in-law. Frank is Hattie's beau who has asked her to marry him. She has not given him an answer yet.
Wednesday, November 22, 1916 -
"I am writing this Thursday, for Ruth came out home in the late afternoon, and we had so much to talk about I couldn't stop to write any.
"It was a gloomy rainy day. I had a lovely time with the children between times I was working. Then in the afternoon, Lester and I went up after Ruth. We visited with Minerva while Ruth got ready, then we went downtown to the depot and got some things out of the trunks and back up to the post office and over to see Grace Mc. That lady bade me to write my resignation from the office of Third Vice of the League and said she was going to see that I was elected First Vice. Worse yet!
"It was awfully cold and damp coming home. We all did justice to a good supper, and then we sang and tatted and crocheted and had a real good time afterward."
Thursday, November 23, 1916 -
"Ruth is slumbering in the guest room, so I have half a chance to scratch down a few words. Eva and George and children went to Minerva's for a little visit. Mary and Lester went up, too, and spent the afternoon but came back this evening.
"It has been a much nicer day - clear and a great deal warmer, and the roads have dried up sufficiently to permit Frank to come over in the car tonight. He phoned this morning and wanted to take me to the League (Junior) Entertainment this evening. We had to run on Intermediate most of the way but managed to get there and back without any trouble.
"Frank came in to warm awhile and after we had read the mail and chatted awhile with the folks, he took his departure. I don't know why but just as I left the supper table, Mother called me to her and says, 'Now don't come in with a diamond ring tonight.' I didn't give him a chance to say anything more than good night. I wonder what gave Mother her suspicions."
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