Sunday, May 11, 2014

Monday, May 11, 1936

plesant all day warm
Charles plowed the garden
Harry set out hollyhock* plants and sowed the grass seed and took Mother and I to Ithaca this afternoon-
He bought a qt of ice cream for supper-
I made pie plant** pie and stewed sauce and cooked dandelion greens and made a cake-
Mother nervous and difficult all day
Harry left this eve-
^Got a Mothers Day card from Geo & Bertha & family-

Rhubarb pie recipe from the rhubarb capital of the world**

*Hollyhocks are biennials, so Harry is planting them to bloom next summer.

**Pie plant (or pieplant) refers to rhubarb. For everything rhubarb, checkout the website for Sumner, WA: The Rhubarb Capital of the World. The above recipe image came from HERE.

^This sentence was written up the left, outside edge of the diary entry.

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