Monday, February 8, 2010

February in Galena

Sunday, February 8, 1925: We had very warm weather today. It thundered in the night and off and on today. About four oclock it rained quite hard with thunder and lightening. Dad went down to Tresidder’s this forenoon. He wanted to know when Mrs. Bastian will be buried. The services are to be at the house at one thirty. Dad stayed down to Tresidder’s to dinner. Saturday was very foggy and damp all day. Len & Dad went to town in the afternoon with the team. They heard that Mrs. Henry Bastian died Friday at four oclock. They did not hear when the funeral will be.

Friday morning Ruby & Leonard walked over the Station and went to Dub. They came back on the five oclock & walked home. Ruby got a new coat. It is grey. She paid eighteen dollars for it - a winter coat but not as heavy. It was very Friday and muddy. Len and Ruby had to hurry that morning to catch the train.

Thursday was another warm day. We sewed. Wednesday was a lovely spring day. But too warm for the roads. They were very muddy. Len went up to Uncle Edd’s and went with him to Walter Falancer’s sale. We had a early dinner and then us three women walked up to Aunt Annie’s. Len & Ruby came home before Mother & I. We had to stay to supper. Tuesday we ironed, baked bread, a cake, made applesauce and finished two night gowns. We had also made pies and a pasty* for dinner that night.

It was a nice day on Monday. We washed. That eve Uncle Edd and Aunt Annie came down to tell us that Boevers called up that afternoon to say that the Dittmar side was out in the Dittmar-Evan’s case in the appellate court. Sunday was cloudy all day. Snowed a little in the evening. Aunt Annie and Uncle Edd came down in the afternoon.

* A pasty (the 'a' pronounced as in 'cat'), Pasti), less commonly known as tiddly oggy or tiddy oggy, and sometimes as pastie in the United States, is a filled pastry case, commonly associated with Cornwall, United Kingdom. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pasty And a type of seasoned meat and vegetable pie, usually of a semicircular or distinctive shape. A (savory) hand pie; en.wiktionary.org/wiki/pasty. The Trudgians were miners and tinners in Cornwall and would have wrapped one or two of these in a cloth napkin and carried them in their pockets for “lunch”. They ate them cold or if eating at home warm…either way they are oh soooooo good!

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