The diaries of Artie Lee Foster are being contributed by her niece Debbi Cooper.

In these journal entries you will find deaths, marriages and day to day details of living in Casey County that you may not find anywhere else. The entries date back to 1932. Artie Lee, married Finley Foster of Casey County and died in
1990 at the age of 86....... So take a trip back in time and visit a slower gentler way of life... Enjoy!!

Note: You can tell from the writing that Odella and Irene were doing their own entries...

Monday 11, April 1932

 Well I'm feeling some better today. but been in bed al day  Bertha was here this eve  so by 


Tuesday 12, April 1932

Well it is now 8 oclock and am lonesome and Blue  Art is still sick Bill and Clyde has been here this evening. so I will stop writting  written by


Tuesday 12,April 1932

Well I'm feeling a little better.  Set up some  to dah\y So by  


Wednesday 13, April 1932

WeIl Im  feeling lots better to day.   Well this morning about 3:30 A.M. Ballard and Agnes and Al  all come  in here and went to bed  so by   


Southern Hobals (?)
13,March 1932

Ballard and Agnes Stayed all night with Art and Fin your friend

Ballard and Agnes

Thursday 14, April 1932

Well I have been ironing this morning Bill has been here this eve him and Allen are gone some place. To night Clyde is here. Well I will say good night and quit before I tell it  all     


Thursday 14,April 1932

 Well I'm not feeling So good today have layed in  bed all day .  Allen set his goose eggs today.  Fin went down to  Griffens and bout hay.  Mary was over here this eve. Ballard and Ag and  Jettie were all here to a while   so by by     


Friday 15,April 1932

Well this is a lovely day .Fin is grubbing and Allen  is plowing.  Im feeling lots better today. Odella set me two hens this  eve. One in warsh house and the other in whelbar. Well Cord and Mae was  over a while to night  so good night      


Saturday 16,April 1932

Thank the lord Im up this morning but feel mity  weak. Fin is working in the hen house Allen is plowing.  Irene came out  this eve her and Odella have gone to church.  at Dutch C  so by 


Sunday 17, April 1932

Irene and I went to church this morning at Dutch  C.Art
and Fin and Bill are gone to town. Paul has been here .  Well this  all so by


17,April 1932 Sun Afternoon

 I came out here Sat afternoon to stay until  Monday morn. Odella and I went to German Church last night and to Sunday school  of the morn and Aunt Artie went to the Doc Sunday afternoon and were going to  Church at Shady Grove tonight so I guess it is time for Supper 

I. Atwood

Sunday 17, April 1932

Well Im feeling kindly bad to night my head hurts and  my throat is sore.  Ed Foster was here this eve Jim Foster was here a while too So guess this will be all