Thursday Jan, 1, 1987
It’s 7 AM, New Years Day. The holidays are over for the time being.
They were successful during rifle season in the mountains of Pa this year. Getting venison sure saves on grocery bills.
The lives of her family are totally scarred by the manner she has been asked to vacate the premises. they’ve rented this house for 10 years . They’ve made lasting friends in the area. But the house was sold and will be turned into apartments.
Just one fine day on December 22nd she answered the phone to find her new landlord on the other end, he wanted to tell her” you have 60 days in which you must remove all personal property from your home”.
She cried off and on for a long while that day. She had to tell the family we have to move through no fault of our own. She told the family and friends she had living with her, “if you see me crying please don’t acknowledge it”.
She had to find another place to live. The rent she paid was $250 a month and all places even close to what she had is over $800 not counting utilities and oil.
Her mind goes and goes. Thinking of everything and nothing.She hurts inside, she yearns for another Christmas and New Year here. But she knows this is not possible.
Today she starting to clean out drawers and closets.
We are all holding up pretty good I think. But she worries all the time about where we’re they are going to live.
Christmas was the best this year. The family members were as close to being one unit as they’ll ever be.