Dispatches from history: Western Washington County November 17, 1921 & Esther Lilly Hundley Diaries

The Diaries of Esther Lilly Hundley: January 1 – 7, 1928

We’re returning to January, 1928 in Esther Lilly Hundley’s personal diaries which chronicle her life on the family’s original homestead and farm in the Fir Creek community of Gales Creek from 1928 to 1960. 

Cast of Characters:

–Esther Lilly Hundley & Charles Hundley (written as Charley/Chas), the author of the diaries and her husband.

–Bill (written as Billie) and Elsie, Esther and Charles’ firstborn and his wife. 

–Ted and Thelma, Esther and Charles’ second-born and Ted’s wife.

–Gladys and Roy Bills (written as Mr. B. or Mr. Bills), Esther and Charles’ third-born and her boyfriend.

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Sun Jan 8 – Oliver H. was here. Bill, Elsie & I went to Hillsboro to a show, “Under World” Sunday nite. Ted went to Thelma’s. Gladie and Mr. Bills went to show Sunday nite. 

Mon Jan 9 – Bill and Ted sawed wood for Charley Seth. 

Tue Jan 10 – Bill & Elsie went home. Stayed a week.· 

Wed Jan 11 – I washed and finished my green silk dress. Gladie went to her traps. Ted sawed wood for C. Seth. 

Thur Jan 12 – Rained hard nearly all day. Ted went to his traps up Campbell Creek. 

Fri Jan 13 – Fred came from Portland fore noon. Stayed till next day. Leon came over from Tillamook that day. Charley, Gladie and I went to Forest Grove in the afternoon. 

Sat Jan 14 – Fred and Charley went to Tillamook Saturday morning. Ted got a coyote in his trap that day. Ted and Leon went to the dance at Community Hall at G.C.

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