|The writer is Bessie Carter Ranney, my great-grandmother. She was 46 at the time of this writing.|
|Luther Boardman Ranney, my great-grandfather. He was 59 at the time of this writing.|
|Kenneth. He was 20 at the time of this writing.|
|Alice. She was 18 at the time of this writing.|
|Ethel, my grandmother. She was 16 at the time of this writing.|
|Viella Crites Hesser, wife of Luther's first cousin, Otho Hesser|
|Jonathan Elisha "Uncle Jon't" Hesser & his wife, Sarah Catherine "Aunt Kate" Hall Hesser, Luther's uncle and aunt and Otho's parents.|
Monday, February 18, 1929: "It rained so L. couldn't work. He set the pansy plants & hydaranga & slipped the carnations & set out gladoli bulbs. I washed even if it did rain. Cleaned up bathrooms & 2 bedrooms. Sewed & fixed clothes in the afternoon. Girls went up to see Nora & L. to the dentist. Made a long call on the Misses Hoag."
Tuesday, February 19, 1929: "Still wet so L. didn't work but not rainy. Baked & cleaned up house, washed sitting & bedroom curtains and ironed some. Luther & I got the girls at 3 o'clock & then he & I went to the Orange Show. Got home at 7 & went to Woessener's until 11 o'clock. Sat up & finished 'Silas Bradford's boy by Lincoln after that."
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Thursday, February 21, 1929: "Worked all forenoon. Got the sitting room & bedroom curtains up. Went up town in the afternoon. Called on Nora & Mrs. Perry at the hospital. Called on Pearsons on the way home. Kenneth took them to the hospital last night."
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Saturday, February 23, 1929: "Girls and I worked hard to have all nice for luncheon at 1 o'clock. The Misses Hoag, Mrs. Pettibone, Mrs. Grigsby & Mrs. Hammond were here. Mrs. Vogt & Mrs. Woessener couldn't come. Had a nice time & it was very successful. Girls went to hospital to see Nora. She is going home Sun. Kenneth helped move Mr. Espy home from hospital at noon & was at Pearson's in the eve."