It’s nearly 4:30. They brought him about 10:00 this morning.

Thurs. Jan. 23, 1941

Dear Diary, 

It’s nearly 4:30. They brought him about 10:00 this morning. Clara, Mrs. Lilly-Cook, Mrs. Tyler and Mildred have been here most of the time. Aunt Dean was here all day. Mrs. Phillips was in. She and Mildred seem to have the faculty of saying the wrong thing at the right time. Lucile is just as much the other way. She sent me a lovely note this morning. 

I helped Aunt Dean correct papers. I did silent reading. There were some funny answers. For instance, “Buffallo [sic] aren’t dangerous unless their stupid.” Instead of tired. Then in the fable about the mice & cat Harriet said it was the cat they were trying to make (sure?). 

There are loads of flowers already, baskets from 

 Mary's grandfather, J.K. Johnston, and her grandmother, Alice (Hinds) Johnston.

Mary's grandfather, J.K. Johnston, and her grandmother, Alice (Hinds) Johnston.

Dan & Mary Falkner

Shofners

Ethel & Erhart

Mason’s Lodge

Neighbors

Putmans

Wilsons - $ not flowers

Morans

Lana & Charlie Fairbanks

Coyles

Mr. & Mrs. Sawyer

Uncle Jim’s neighbors, Abbies Harrigers

G. Wightmans & Cartwrights

 A sympathy note in the Richburg Central School section of the  Bolivar Breeze  after J.K. Johnston's death. 13 February 1941.

A sympathy note in the Richburg Central School section of the Bolivar Breeze after J.K. Johnston's death. 13 February 1941.

Alice has just come, poor kid. From the window she looks pretty white. The neighbors have all sent in something to eat. It’s been a hectic day. My head is splitting. 

Oh by the way, I’ve been taking stock. We have had 11 baskets of flowers, 2 dishes baked beans, 1 scalloped potatoes, 1 jello, 1 dish celery, lettuce, radishes, 1 dutch cheese, 2 cabbage salads, (illegible) 2 1/2 left. Besides those we now have (illegible) 3 doz. doughnuts, 3 big boxes packed full of cookies, and 10 cakes (underlined 6 times)

Ruth & Rhea Johnston were here tonight. So was everyone else. Floyd teased Alice almost to death. Bill Clark, from Rue, Rhea’s boy, was here too. He’s very nice and looks like Gerald (Weinnens). Must stop.                                            Me.