Notes on a Calendar Found in an Empty House after the Death of Viola Pratt

Note: Although the author of a mammoth novel can afford the luxury of conveying every detail of the characters he is creating, an incisive story often is accomplished with just a few words. This vignette was written by Donald R. Marshall of Brigham Young University.

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    1 Cold and Blowy

    2 Furnace off but rpr. man fixed it

    3 Cold, Iva Lou brought me a custard pudding but I didn’t feel up to eating much

    4 Cold and stormy

    5 Same

    6 Letter from Carlyle, I’m happy he’s found him a new wife

    7 Cloudy all morning

    8 Calbert is home off his mission and came by

    9 Sunny but windy

    10 Iva Lou stopped in & Pearl too, Feeling a little better today, Got up and walked around

    11 Got dressed and went out for a little bit

    12 Not so good today

    13 Winona called

    14 Just bills in the mail

    15 Cold again

    16 Card from Wendell, I sent him five dollars

    17 No mail

    18 Garfield County News came but not much about Boulder

    19 Rested

    20 Tried to sew a little but got tired

    21 Lyle would have been 84 today

    22 Felt blue all day

    23 Cloudy

    24 No mail

    25 Got dressed, Had Farren take me to the DUP meeting, Door was locked, Wrong day

    26 Rained all day

    27 Stayed home

    28 Nobody came




    Photography by Eldon Linschoten