[23 Sep 1948 Thursday] What did one hat say to the other hat when a man entered the store? Ans. I go on a head.
[September 24] Sunny day. Cold north wind blowing. Circle 3 met here 12 ladies here, some the last minute phoned not coming. Had a good time & meeting. Mrs. Black & Miss Shiack helped with. Had dahlias & roses (yellow) for decoration, rice custard, peas jelly, pickles & hot rolls & date crumbles for dessert. Had earthquake at 3:47 p.m. during meeting. Mrs. Connor gave me 2 hankies.
[September 25] (Just a newspaper clipping about a wig maker, one "of 35 actual wig-makers in the United States". Name is Thomas S. Singer and of his work they write:
Most of the clients are persons whose hair has fallen victim to disease or accident, persons whose lives have been made miserable by their loss. . .Some, a great number indeed, are children and young persons who are acutely conscious of their loss. Only a few days ago, Singer made a full wig for a girl, 5, who was ready to start kindergarten. . ."When I put the piece on the child, "said Singer, "she ran to the mirror and gazed into it for almost a minute. Then she cried out: 'Look, Mama, I'm just like the other kids now!'"
Nice little story. )
[September 26 (Sunday)] Rain & rain & rained all day. Went to Plymouth to church & a goodly attendance. Had dinner at Sam & Ray's. Dad left for Longview at 3:30 p.m. to sell Hospital Insurance.
[September 27] Sunny yet a cold wind from north blowing. Did last weeks ironing.
An earthquake! Must have been a small one since it's not listed in the big ones (they had another one in April of 1949, a 7.1. The last large one here was a 6.8 in February of 2001 -- I was in a downtown building for that one. We get a big one every 30 years or so. Their weather seems to have fallen into Fall as well as ours: we had a September run of very warm weather, climaxing last Friday & Saturday (23rd & 24th) around 80, but the next day it began raining, a day-long steady rain, the first in a couple of months. Fall is now here.
I managed to finish painting the house the very day before it started raining. The last bit was the front steps which are concrete. I got special concrete paint instead of just slopping on the house paint which is what I think previous paintings had done. I'm rather proud of that; I've never painted a full house by myself. Wasn't a professional job, but a bit better than a rank amateur. The only thing I could have done better was scrape: I kept finding little places where I had missed some spots.
I spent today (Tuesday) taking the Spousal Unit to the airport for a business trip at 6 (flight left at 8) and then went to the archaeology place to work on my final report. Still needs some work, the conclusions, figures, references, and some detail on dating some bottles. Also inquired with the Anthro dept. at UW about possibly teaching an Egypt course (Archy 312) and the response was positive.