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Mary Johnson Link Hester's Diary

1946

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January 1946

New Years Day snow on the ground January 1, 1946.
John Johnson died January 1, 1946, buried in Spring Hill on Gallatin Road age 61.
Granville went visiting Jan. 1, 1946.
Charlie Woodard died January 4, 1946.
Sunday it rained all night. Hugh was on the sick list January 6, 1946.
High waters in Nashville and other places January 6,7, 8, 9, 10 1946. And still rising.
Mrs. Nannie Webb died Jan. 8, 1946, our mail carrier's
*(Joel Webb's, mj) mother.
Mrs. Louise Kelly Brinkley died Jan. 9, 1946, wife of Monroe Brinkley Age 83.
Mrs. Muriel Link Austin died Jan. 11, 1946, age 35, daughter of Hols Link.
Irby Family came to see us Jan. 12, 1946.
Franklin C. Doris died Jan. 14, 1946, age 93, Johnnie Legge's wife father.
Irene and Granville went to a hog killing Jan. 14, 1946 at Ernest Bowling.
Jan 16, Wednesday snowing and sleeting and cold.

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January 1946

January 17, a five inch snow on the ground.
Henry Rodgers got hurt Jan. 5, 1946, a horse threw him, Granville went to see Henry Jan. 15, 1946.

Uncle Billie Olds died the last of Jan. 1946.
Ruth Harris and Carl E. Jernigan married January 18, 1946.
Janie Ruth Link and Jr. Robertson married January 26, 1946.
Mrs. Alice Bowling came to see us January 26, 1946.
Mrs. Less Durrett spent Friday Eve with us January 31, 1946.
*(This is my mother, Cora McMurtry Durrett. mj)
Dean Johnson came home from the army January 13, 1946.
Bill Johnson came home January 1946.

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February 1946

Alice Bowling went home Feb. 3, 1946.
Ernest, Beulah and Louise spent Sunday Feb. 3, 1946.
Ethel Hardeshelt and Hallie Pitt married February 3, 1946.
*(Illegible, mj)
Harry Link came to see us Feb. 2, 1946, Ground Hog Day 2.
Irene and myself went to see Mrs. Nathan Walker Feb. 4, 1946, got caught in the rain.
Buster Greer came to see us Feb. 3, 1946.
Mr. Frank Mooneyhan died Feb. 6, 1946, James Mooneyhan's father.
Today Feb. 10, a bad day, snowing and cold deep snow.
Hugh is spending the day with us Feb. 1946.
James E. Wilkinson and Beulah Young were married Feb. 3, 1946.
Fred McCreary spent the day with us Feb. 15, 1946.
Wiseman Whitley's Birthday Feb. 13, 1946 age 72.

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February 1946

Nannie Belle Linson had a sick spell Feb. 18, 1946.

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February 1946

Mrs. Cora Wilkinson died Feb. 17, 1946, age 76 buried in Maple Hill cemetery, Portland, Tenn.

Aunt Dora Johnson came home and spent the day at her home Feb. 22, 1946. Nelson brought her home from her sisters Bettie Mathenson.

Irby's family came to see us Feb. 23, 1946, Granville and Irene went home with them.
A sale at Marshall Wilsons Feb. 23, 1946.
Louise, Beulah and Earnest came after supper Feb. 23, 1946.
Hugh and myself kept house while they were gone to Irbys.
Irene sold her place to Mitchel Summers Feb. 28, 1946.
Elliot Greer sold his place to Marshell Wilson Feb. 28, 1946.
Irene and myself went to see Mrs. Walker Feb. 26, 1946.

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March 1946

Granville and Irene went to Portland March 1, 1946.
Another notice from Barber March 1, 1946.
Irby came Monday night with Aunt Dora Johnson's flour March 4, 1946.
Hal Armstrong made his 1st trip on his route, March 14, 1946.
Mrs. Walker went to Virginia's March 11, 1946.
Granville and Irene went to see Harry's family March 10, 1946.
Mrs. Etta Fisher spent the eve. with us March 15.
Earl Biggs girl sick March 10, 1946.
We had a storm March 16, 1946 at 9:30 Saturday night.
Granville and Irene went to Tommie Hesters March 15, 1946.
Mrs. Mary Frances McGlothlin died March 31, 1946, buried April 1, 1946 at old Hall Town Graveyard.

I came up to Harry's March 29, 1946.
Mrs. Alice Bowling came to see us March 22, 1946.
Susie Link died March 22, 1946.
I went to see Irby family March 18, 1946.

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March 1946

Lucy Roney went to St. Thomas Hospital March 20, 1946.
I went to see Bose White March 20, 1946.
I went to Portland Sat. Eve trading. March 23, 1946
I came home from Irby's March 24, 1946.
Hager Biggs' boy L. D. killed in a car wreck March 22, 1946.
Mrs. Lena Legge died March 26, 1946 wife of Billie Legge age 77.
Jr. Lynch and Blanche Brewer married March 16, 1946.

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April 1946

I went to see Mrs. Alice Bowling and family April 1, 1946.
I went to see Tommie Hester's family April2, 1946.
J. D. Rodgers and Clara Parks married April 2, 1946.
Austin Roach died April 5, 1946.

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April 1946

I ate dinner with Tommie and Lizzie Briley April 5, 1946 and after dinner Ethel McGlothlin, Lizzie Briley and myself went to see Nannie Belle Linson.

I went to see Lillian Link, Ethel McGlothlin and Billy.

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April 1946

Lillie Crossley's birthday April 5, 1946.
Lillie Crossley came to see Will McGlothlin April 26, 1946, I saw her up there.
I saw Jim Pitt April 7, 1946.
Bob Birdwell died April 27, 1946.
I ate supper with Marvin and Ethel McGlothlin April 5, 1946, Friday night.
Mrs. Kate Schultz died April 10, 1946, buried at Portland, Tenn. Maple Hill.
I went to see Irby's family April 7, 1946.
I saw Jim Mallory April 10, 1946.
Roger and Emma came to see Luther Hester April 20, 1946.
I went up to Harry's April 21, 1946, Belle sick and Harry had the measles April 23, 1946.
Granville Summers went to the Vanderbilt hospital April 24, 1946.
Elizabeth Hester went to the Springfield Hospital April 23, 1946.
Mr. Clyde Broadrick had a sick spell April.
Aunt Dora Johnson come home from Missie , her sister April 6, 1946.
Irby's baby Bobby Joe Hester born April 25, 1946.

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April 1946

Elmer Lynch moved in his new home April 28, 1946.
Mr. Wildman moved in his home up here April 1, 1946 from Nashville, Tenn.
Ethel McGlothlin, Irene and myself went to see Elizabeth Hester at Springfield, Tenn. Hospital, April 26, 1946.

I came home from Irby's April 20, 1946.

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May 1946

Roger and Emma Hester, Lovie and Verna Hester spent the day with us May 2, 1946.
Roger and Emma Hester went home May 3, 1946 in Port Hope, Mich.

Rained the first day of May, 1946.
Mamie Ruth Summers and Horace Covington married May 4, 1946.
James Richard Pond died May 5, 1946 age 63.
Harry came and got his pig. May 6, 1946.
President Harry Ship Truman's Birthday May 1946 age 62.
Mrs. Nathan Walker died May 10, 1946 age 66.
Mrs. Annie Appling died May 26, 1946 age 77.
Dock Jones house burned down May 11, 1946.

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May 1946

Elizabeth went home May 9, 1946 , I went home with them and come home May 15, 1946.

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May 1946

Arthur Warren and Geneva spent the day with us May 19, 1946, we went to the Link graveyard in the evening.

Don Wright died May 19, 1946, Beulah Lane Bowing's husband.
Irby got his pig May 25, 1946.
I went to see Aunt Dora Johnson May 21, came home 24, 1946.
Neely Ray killed in a car wreck at Portland, Tenn. May 24, 1946, age 60, 20 days.
Mr. and Mrs. Wildmone, Granville and Irene Link went to Lafayette, Tenn. May 15, 1946.
Mittie Payne moved in her own house May 14, 1946 in Portland, Tenn.

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June 1946

Rained the 1st day of June 1946.
Mr. and Mrs. Whitley went to Greenbrier, Tennessee, June 2, 1946.
Mr. and Mrs. Wildmone and our family went to Link graveyard Sunday eve., June 2, 1946.
Nannie Lee Rogers was over there, Wesley Rogers wife's mother June 2, 1946.
Notice from Barber June 3, 1946.
Nola Johnson went to the Hospital June 1, 1946.
Moore Link's wife died June , 1946 age 66, Sarah Elizabeth Link.
Mr. John Thacker died June 11, 1946, Mrs. L. B. Whitley's father.
We had a good rain June 13, 1946.
Nola Johnson came home from the hospital June 19, 1946.
Irby and his family spent the day with us June 16, 1946, Father's Day.
Alice Bowling came to see us June 14, and went home the 17.
Hugh had a sick spell June 17, 1946, Elmer Lynch brought him home.
I went to see Aunt Dora Johnson, June 8, 1946.

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June 1946

Sold John Johnson's home June 21, 1946. The old man Johnson's place Burl Johnson.
Roy Wildmone and Blake Wimer came to see Mr. Wildmone June 22, 1946.
Mr. Wildmone's daughter and children came to see Mr. and Mrs. Wildmone, June 22, 1946.
Mrs. Grace Donoho died June 21, 1946, age 58, Russell Wilkerson's wife's mother.
Lena Johnson died June 18, 1946,
*(Illegible, mj) Covington's sister in law.

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July 1946

Aunt Dora Johnson spent the day with us July 6, 1946.
Roy Wildmone came home from camp July 1946 and went back July 7.
Irby and his family came July 4, 1946 in the evening.
We had a good rain July 5, 1946.
Blonnie Linson's family came to see us July 4, 1946.

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July 1946

Irby and Doris Jean went home July 14, 1946, Irby and Doris Jean spent several days.
Estelle Broadrick's baby died July 12, 1946.

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July 1946

Harry and Dot spent the day here July 14, 1946.
Charlie Johnson 's family came to see Aunt Dora July 12, 1946.

(RETURN ON PAGE 39) *(Miss Mary does finish the month of July on page 39. mj)

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August 1946

Mr. Wildmone well machine began digging for water Monday Aug. 5, got water Aug. 8, 1946.
Uncle Wiseman Whitley came to see us Aug. 9, 1946.
Joice
(Joyce) Lamberth and Joe Cobb married Aug. 31, 1946.
Nola Broadrick and Inman Manor married Aug. 10, 1946.
Mr. Nathan Walker and Mattie Mayhew married Aug. 17, 1946.
Irby 's family went to Springfield, Aug. 24, 1946.

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August 1946

Put Granville and Hugh's hay fork in the barn Aug. 30, 1946.

Aunt Dora Johnson, Cora Howell, Etta Fisher, Mary Hester, Alice Bowling and Louise McGlothlin, 6 widows all here Aug. 29, 1946 and all had a good time.

Belle and Dot came and spent Saturday night with us Aug. 31, 1946 and Sunday Harry came and spent the day Sept 1.

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September 1946

Another notice from Barber Sept 3, 1946.
Alice Bowling went home Sept 5, 1946.
Jess Biggs died Sept 6, 1946 age 77.
I made me a bed sheet of sacks Sept 7, 1946.
Luther Hester died Sept 15, 1946.
Aubrey Wilkerson and Florence Walker married Sept 14, 1946.
Dr. Hendley came to see me Sept 17, 1946.
Raymond Biggs and
*(blank, mj) Sept 14.
Mrs. Wildmone spent Saturday night with us Sept 14, 1946.
Mrs. Wildmoe went to see her children in Atlanta, Ga. Sunday Sept 22, 1946.
One of our milk cows died Sept 23, 1946.
Mrs. Lenard From died Sept 27, 1946, Nelson's mother.
Macy Link sale Sept 26, 1946.
Chess Crafton died Sept 24m 1946, a half brother of Belle Link.

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I GOT THE CART BEFORE THE HORSE, Aug. before July. *(This is truly what Miss Mary wrote. mj)

July 1946

Blonnie Biggs' boy Jr., lost his foot in a car wreck July 14, 1946, age 15 years.
Guy Riggsby killed July 15, 1946, better known as Jack, fell off of a truck.
John Howard Payne and Rebecca Roney July 5, 1946.
Lillie Crossley came to see us July 19, 1946.
" " went to Russellville, Ky. Aug. 8, 1946.

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October 1946

Mr. and Mrs. Whitley and Aunt Cora Howell went to Red Boiling Springs, Oct. 1, 1946.
Mrs. Wildmone came home from Atlanta, Ga. Oct. 1, 1946.
Ben Adamson died Oct. 3, 1946 age 61.
Roy Wildmone came home from camp Oct. 5, 1946.
Glenn Broadrick and Melba Covington married Oct. 5, 1946.
Eugene Hornburger and Virginia Lane Whitfield married Oct. 5, 1946.
Irby's family spent Tuesday with us Oct. 13, 1946 Doris' birthday age 7 years.
Verna Hester came to see us Oct. 18, 1946 went home 19.

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October 1946

Bill Johnson and Elizabeth Jernigan married Oct. 17, 1946 Thursday.
Roy Wildmone came home Oct. 19, 1946 and went back to camp Oct. 20, 1946.
Joe Greer spent the day with Hugh Link Oct. 20, 1946.
Aunt Dora Johnson went to her sisters Oct. 21, 1946.
Charlie Johnson and family came to see Aunt Dora Johnson Oct. 20, 1946.
Mrs. Wildmone went to see her brother Joe Cuts Oct. 20, 1946.

Mrs. Less Durrett and Ann spent the eve with us Oct. 24, 1946.*(This is my mother and my sister in law, Ann Jernigan Durrett - knew Aunt Mary Hester real well)mj

Ollie Summers died Oct. 23, 1946
Effie Strain and
*(blank, mj) Payne married Oct. 25, 1946. ( Col)
Onie Marlin and Virgil Baird married Oct. 24, 1946 Thursday.
Irene and myself went to see Harry's family Oct. 30, 1946.
Virgil Johnson and Bertha and Walter Head came to see us Nov. 3, 1946 Friday.

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October 1946

Mrs. Alice Bowling and myself had our pictures made Nov.1, 1946 at Starks, Gallatin.
Nathan Walker's wife left him Oct. 1946.
Roy Wildmone came in from camp Saturday night Nov. 9, 1946 back 11.
Onie Marlin and Virgil Baird married Oct. 24, 1946.
I went to see Harry's family Oct. 1946.

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November 1946

Virgil Johnson and Bertha and Walter Head came to see us Nov. 3, 1946.
Mrs. Alice Bowling and myself had our pictures made at Starks at Gallatin, Tenn. Nov. 1, 1946.
Mr. Walker's wife left him in Oct. 1946.
Roy Wildmone came home from camp Sat. night 9 and went back the 11.

Ethelene Wilkerson and Eurie Lynch spent the day with us No. 14, 1946.*(Eurie Lynch is my sister in law's aunt, Eurie Jernigan Lynch, mj)

Mrs. Dora Gass came to see us Nov. 16, 1946, man wasn't we glad to see her, and Sammie Link and his *(Illegible, mj) with Mrs. Gass. She was on her way to Florida for the winter.

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November 1946

Mrs. Alice Bowling and myself spent the day with Aunt Cora Howell Nov. 21, 1946.

Mr. and Mrs. Wildmone and son went to Atlanta, Ga. Nov. 21, 1946 and came home Nov. 24, 1946 Clarice came home with them.

Mrs. Alice Bowling came to see us Nov. 17, 1946 went home Nov. 23, 1946.
Roy Wildmone left for camp Nov. 29, 1946.
Clarice Wildmone Harris went home Nov. 29, 1946 to Atlanta, Ga.
Put the light wires up to Mr. Wildmone's house Nov. 29, 1946.

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December 1946

Roger and Emma Hester , Sarah Aurterburn and Edna Hester spent the day with us Sunday 4, we had a good time.

Mr. Wildmone and wife, Granville and Irene went to Nashville, Dec. 7, Jack's birthday 1946.
Roger and Emma Hester spent the night with us Dec. 12, 1946.
Mr. Wildmone, Jack, Irene and myself went to Franklin, Ky. Dec. 10, 1946.
Granville, Irene, Wildmone and myself went to Portland Dec. 14, 1946.
Mr. Wildmone sold his cows and hogs Dec. 18, 1946.

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December 1946

Gill Goodman and Laura left one another Dec. 14, 1946.
Mrs. Wildmone went to Nashville Dec. 9, 1946.
Mr. Wildmone rented his place to Willie Gray Scott Dec. 14, 1946.
I got 56 Christmas cards Dec. 1946.

Cordell Hester and Peggy McCurty were married Dec. 21, 1946.*(My aunt Annie Durrett Blackard used to baby sit Peggy and her sister Marjorie when they was a small girls.)mj

I went to Irby's Dec. 26, 1946, came home the 29, James Harold Birthday.
Charlie Johnson came to see Aunt Dora Dec. 25, 1946.
Irby 's family spent the day with us Dec. 29, 1946.
Wildmone moved to Nashville Dec. 24, 1946. Will Scott moved in the Wildmone home.
I spent the night with Aunt Dora and Charlie Johnson Dec 30, 1946.
Granville and Hugh went to Portland and Gallatin Dec. 31, 1946.
It is snowing Dec. 31 1946 the 1st snow.


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