Ali--Here you go!Selected news from 1930.Another gentleman reminded me of the bedsheet signal used to call the doctor, so I went back and looked at some notes I hadn't transcribed.
January 14.Albert Story came before noon for medicine for his father, Uncle Jim Story.I had heard nothing of the old man since I last went to see him, several months ago, and wondered if he was dead.He spent last several months at Adona, Albert said, and returned to the Valley only a few days ago. January 18.This morning Mary and I enjoyed looking at the smoke rising from hundreds of homes in the valley, and traced the winding of the river by a line of vapor above it.It was a beautiful picture.The smoke from each house looked like a pure white plume. January 19.Albert Story came for medicine for his mother, Aunt Haley.He tells us that Jess Warren's baby, 15 mos. old, fell into the fire yesterday morning and was severely burned.Its head rolled under the front stick of wood.He thinks one of its eyes is burned out.But they have not called for a doctor, only using some sort of local application. January 20.Albert Story came for me early this morning to go see Aunt Haley.I walked down the old trail, but coming back I left the old trail or the bench and came up directly south of the barn without difficulty.By this means I can avoid the “Colonel’s” premises.Saw nothing of him as I passed his house on the way down.It began sleeting just as I got home and continued throughout the day. January 21.Albert Story and Carl Ellison came for me at 10 AM.I found Aunt Haley unconscious and very low.She probably has had a cerebral hemorrhage.The ground was covered with a thick coat of ice over the snow and the trip down the mountain and up was difficult and slow.Albert came back up with me to the brow to see that I got safely home.He is very kind and likeable.Began snowing again at 2 this afternoon.[?] about shown by the time [?] feeding the [?] koes and other birds with chicken feed at the garage.Hundreds of them eating. January 22.At 10:30 no word from Aunt Haley.I’m afraid she is dead.I never can tell, however, when they don’t let me hear from a patient.At 12 o’clock Carl Ellison came for me to go to see Aunt Haley & also Uncle Jim.I ate and started at once.Was relieved to have word from Aunt Haley.Got home at 2:30, went to mail box & got letter from Son.No time to write today, as for the last few days.However, I am glad to make the trips to the Valley, hard as they are.They bring back the old days. January 23.At the agreed signal of a sheet hung on the side of the house, which I was about to see with the field glasses at 8 this morning, I again walked down to see Aunt Haley & Uncle Jim Story, finding the former no better but the latter somewhat improved.Albert came back for medicine for his mother, Hella ran away this afternoon & was gone about an hour.Put in new Radio A batteries tonight. January 24.William Addington came at daylight for me to go to see old Mrs. Bird.I made the call in the valley first, however, walking, as usual, and found Aunt Haley considerably improved.Uncle Jim also better.May not have to see them tomorrow.They will signal me with the sheet. January 25.At 8 this morning the sheet is not up at Uncle Jim’s—which means Aunt Haley is better.Found the telephone wire broken back of the “Colonel’s” house.It had been down all the week. January 26.Signal was up this morning, as I went down to see Aunt Haley, finding her somewhat weaker than when I saw her last.Milden Bratcher came just before I started to the valley.I found the mountainside better than Friday, when I last made the trip.On returning home, at 11:30, I found Arthur Bird here with Theldon.I removed the stitches from his head.Audrey Bratcher was also with Arthur.See note 11 Book 2. January 27.Bud Wallace came for me at 8 to go to see old Mrs. Davis south of Ada, but I was not able to make the trip afoot.He reported Aunt Haley Story better. January 28.Signal not up in the Valley this morning—which means that Aunt Haley is doing all right. January 29.Signal up this morning, calling me down to see Aunt Haley.I found her somewhat weaker than when I saw her last.Uncle Jim improving.Without any questioning he sat and talked about his early days in Pope County.He came to the Valley in 1880, he said.Alder tea was a remedy for something—I didn’t understand what—that he used in Pope County. January 31.Albert Story, Oliver Reinhardt [?], and two dogs came up this afternoon from the Valley.Aunt Haley about the same. February 1.After the mail came I walked down into the Valley to see Aunt Haley.She is growing weaker daily.Uncle Jim was in bed, asleep, with his hat on.I found a beautiful rock on my way home. February 3.Began raining at 11 AM.Still raining at bedtime.I went down to see Aunt Haley this morning and found her slightly better and conscious for the first time in several days.I took Son's scout axe with me and blazed the new trail straight down the mountain from the cave. February 4.It rained steadily all last night—about 4 inches.No calls today.Wrote a little this afternoon, but did not feel well. February 5.Went down to see Aunt Haley this morning, found her a little better, and collected $50. February 7.Down to see Aunt Haley this morning.I hardly see how she can live another day.I have very sore throat today.Am going to bed at 7:30. February 8.Went to see Aunt Haley this morning and found her slightly better. February 9.Down to see Aunt Haley early this morning.She is barely alive. February 10.Albert Story and Carl Ellison came at 8 this morning to tell me that Aunt Haley died at 8 last night. February 23.Carl Ellison & Claude Kendrick came this afternoon for medicine for Uncle Jim Story.Albert has moved to Claude’s place.