Friday, October 4th, 1935

“After I cleaned the house, I went and picked cotton.”


TGIF! Housecleaning, followed by agricultural labor.

North of where Bernice lives, many rural people are suffering from the health effects of severe dust storms.
The Kansas State Board of Health is printing this report on October 4th, 1935:

Images from the Dust Bowl are awesome and horrifying. Bernice is probably feeling lucky to live in humid and fertile East Texas:




About bernice1935

About me: I am a reference librarian at Collin County Community College in Frisco, Texas. My academic liaison departments are Business and Finance, Engineering and Emerging Technologies, Mathematics and Natural Sciences. My interests include Texas history and genealogy. I am a busy working mom of two teenagers and one crazy terrier. My wonderful husband of 19 years is a civil engineer who tries hard to organize our chaos and minimize the entropy. About Bernice: Bernice Allison Wyatt lived from 1899-1968. She is my husband's great-great aunt, and she kept this little diary for eleven months in 1935, from January until November. Bernice had no children and probably would be unremembered, if not for the little date book that she left behind. Bernice's life is a testament to all of the hardworking women who kept things going, even in hard times.
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