I’m impressed by this new mother’s ability to write two lengthy diary entries the day after she gave birth!  Of course, she had plenty of help with the newborn, the next entries show a busy, noisy household with Mama, Sister Ruth and (boyfriend? ranch hand?) Glen, Husband/father Jay, and plenty of visitors to view the newcomer:

“Thur. Mar. 16

Baby Dorma’s Birthday after all was over about 4 a.m. every one went to bed

All the household was tired out that is the ladies.

All the occupants here & Mrs. La chon was in to see us.

Mama had headache & so did I.  Ruby was over in p.m.

Ruth & Glen went to the show in evening & Ruth had her teeth fixed in afternoon.

Fri. Mar. 17

Dorma cried most of the night so Mama & Ruth were entertained.

Ruth did the washing & Jay helped what he could.

In P.m. Glen came up & about five-thirty he & Ruth went down town to dinner & Pantages.

Baby had colic until awfully late in the night & Mama had the headache.

Glen got baby a little ‘shopping bag’ & some ‘candy.’”

So our new mom has some energy left for sarcasm (a screaming baby as entertainment: Jay’s inept attempts at washing: and Glen’s gifts of a shopping bag and candy to an infant only a few hours old.)  I’m liking this lady more and more!

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