Wea. Hot SAT. MAY 9, 1896 Ther. 91
Drove team for to draw 2 load of stone. Stayed all night with Frank Peterson. He gave me his picture.
Wea. MON. MAY 9, 1898 Ther.
Went to school on my wheel played ball after school. Blain came home with me + I rode down to the burg with him + back with Bert.
Wea. TUE. MAY 9, 1899 Ther.
Rode my wheel to school. Played football. Ma went to the burg. After school covered potatoes. Wrote a letter to Verna White.
Wea. WED. MAY 9, 1900 Ther.
Stayed at home all day. In eve Mearle + I went to the burg.
Wea. THU. MAY 9, 1901 Ther.
NO ENTRY AGAIN UNTIL MAY 22nd
Wea. FRI. MAY 9, 1902 Ther.
Plowed and took the milk to factory. The spotted Laughlin cow came in had a bull calf.
Wea. SAT. MAY 9, 1903 Ther.
Worked at corn ground + drew manure. Paid Huckleberry for pigs.
Editor's Note: Again, potatoes. On the whole, Americans tend to serve mashed potatoes with their big meals. The English tend to serve roast potatoes. I happened to have married a man who makes the best roast potatoes in the world. And, as a salute to potato season in the burg, he is willing to share his recipe. It may not sound like much but, if you do it right, wow.
Parboil for 5 mins in salted boiling water.
Drain water from saucepan, put lid on, wrap with teatowel. Shake vigorously for 10 secs, or until potatoes are fluffed.
Preheat oven to 425F.
Fill roasting tin with 1/2" vegetable oil. Warm in oven for 10 mins.
Put potatoes in roasting tin, baste with oil.
Roast for 1 1/4 hours, turning potatoes and basting every 25 minutes.