2021 September 20


The only other business in Prescott, that I can recall, was the lumberyard. I know where it was but never visited there. I was only between seven and thirteen years old and in no need of building supplies. That concludes the tour of business.

I can almost hear some of you saying, “Wait a minute, wait a m-i-n-u-t-e. Where’s the bar, the tavern? Every town has one, right?” Wrong. Iowa was a “dry state”. That means no liquor by the drink. So, no (legal) bars in Iowa until I was in high school. No taverns in Prescott during my youth.


For breakfast we had eggs, bacon, and frybread. For our lunch I put the leftover s stew in a cast iron skillet and made a top crust of the frybread dough. The idea was to make a large pot pie. It sort of worked. If I had thickened the stew with potato flakes and baked it longer, it might have been better.

We were running low on Gladware containers. Well, that’s not entirely true. In fact we have as many as we previously had. What we were lacking was “clean” storage containers. This was the obvious result of having so many in use. Or to better state it, we had too many in use. The refrigerator was full of leftovers. None had started growing “hair” yet, but it was questionable whether they were safe to eat. So this morning I unloaded and dumped all but the most recent containers. Now they have been run through the dishwasher and put away.

Monday is laundry day. This Monday is also the day before Kara goes back to Iowa, so Ella made sure that Kara’s clothes were laundered also

The three of us went for a swim before supper.

God bless and goodnight.

©2021 Thomas E Williams

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