By Pamela Riney-Kehrberg
"Though she had just a fifth-grade schooling, Mary Knackstedt Dyck faithfully saved a diary. Written with pencil on covered pc paper, her day-by-day notations inform the tale of farm existence at the a long way western border of Kansas throughout the grim airborne dirt and dust Bowl years. Manuscript diaries from this period and sector are tremendous infrequent, and people written by means of farm ladies are much more so. From the perspective of a spouse, mom, and accomplice within the farming company, Dyck recorded the standard occasions in addition to the frustrations of dwelling with drought and dirt storms and the unhappiness of observing one's young ones go away the farm."--BOOK JACKET. "A extraordinary historic record, the diary describes a interval during this century ahead of the phone and indoor plumbing have been standard in rural houses - a time whilst farm households within the Plains states have been remoted from international occasions and radio supplied an drastically vital hyperlink among farmsteads and the realm at huge. ready at the Bounty brings us strange insights into the rural and rural background of the USA, detailing the large alterations affecting farming households and small cities throughout the nice Depression."--BOOK JACKET.
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Amos & Andy where very interesting to night Ames was showing the Radio set, that he’d got Ruby for Xmas, the boys where playing a Xmas song on it and right before the close our Revern gavea spiritual talk on Xmas. . FRIDAY, DECEMBER 2 j , XMAS DAY To day was Xmas every body having a great time with the Xmas Spirit piece on Earth & good will to men. . Henry dear is lying on the daven-port snoozing after sowing his wild Oats all night last Night, without en? ”Pete called this morning at 7-30 with Henry when he got back from Holly.
She felt like sheding tears. ”Whether A she was worried about a short trip, or a relocation of longer duration, mmutz is unclear, They settled for a visit to their children in Oregon. They returned in April, and resumed their struggleswith the dust bowl and World the depression. They succeeded, and their farming enterprise lasted until I 9 6 , the year after Mary’s death. H i s children didnot take over his farm,and the land did not remain in the family. Henry Dyck diedin I 963. The Dycks’ farming enterprise survived the dust bowl and Great Depression while many didnot.
M. M. M. . MO did some more Xmas shoping to-day Cliffbought Thelmas Xmas present.. town was just jamed full causeit was Santa Clauseday. MONDAY, DECEMBER 2 I . . Verna & MO washed Ervin nursing his sores, also lunshing on Toasties, calatouging, alsomoping the rest of the day. I spose, he also raidoed some. M. . At present Henry dear is listingto a detective story. how sory & cruel it sounds & such terriable cries. . MO Cooked some dried Apples to Night on the Heating Stove, while the room had to be warmed, she also cookedSpuds for breakfast also cooked them on the Heating Stove.
Waiting On The Bounty: Dust Bowl Diary Mary Dyck by Pamela Riney-Kehrberg