Delia Locke


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1881. Nov. 23. Wednesday. Have written to Ada and received letters from Luther, Horace and Ada. Uncle Holden has come. (T.S.R. 34. 2 P.M. 59. S.S. 53.)

Nov. 24. Thursday. Thanksgiving Day. We attended service in the church. Mr. Pascoe preached from the text, "What mean ye by this service?" Father, mother and brother John also Uncle Holden took dinner with us, and all the children were at home but three - Luther, Horace and Ada, for Howard came by stage, but cannot stay, as his duties as member of Board of Education call him right back to Marin Co. So we had a happy time. (T.S.R. 31. 2 P.M. 61. S.S. 55.)

Nov. 25. Friday. Have written to Horace. The law-suit with Montgomery about the lives has been put off. (T.S.R. 33. 2 P.M. 60. S.S. 55.)

Nov. 26. Saturday. Wrote to Luther. (T.S.R. 32. 2 P.M. 60. S.S. 54.)

Nov. 27. Sabbath. We have attended meeting as usual. Mr. Pascoe preached from the text, "He received them and spoke unto them of the kingdom of God, and healed them that had need of healing." (T.S.R. 41. 2 P.M. 62. S.S. 55.)

Nov. 28. Monday. Weather cloudy and a little rainy. Received a letter from Ada. (T.S.R. 49. 2 P.M. 58. S.S. 57.)

Nov. 29. Tuesday. Howard departed for Marin once more. A letter from Horace tells us that his cough is all gone and he is gaining flesh fast, besides being very busy and happy. Wrote to Ada. (T.S.R. 44. 2 P.M. 57. S.S. 54.)

Nov. 30. Wednesday. Cloudy. Wrote to Lillie Greve. (T.S.R. 40. 2 P.M. 52. S.S. 50.)

Dec. 1. Thursday. Rainy. (T.S.R. 48. 2 P.M. 52. S.S. 50.)

Dec. 2. Friday. Have written to Horace and received postal from Howard. This afternoon, Ida and I went riding. She left me at Mr. Clements while she went to Washington. I wanted to find out what he intended to do for the salary. They expect to get up a Christmas purse for Mr. Pascoe. We had quite a pleasant call. (T.S.R. 34. 2 P.M. 50. S.S. 46.)

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1881. Dec. 3. Saturday. A cloudy day and a windy and rainy night. Have written to Luther. (T.S.R. 32. 2 P.M. 53. S.S. 53.)

Dec. 4. Sabbath. A cloudy and rainy day, but we have attended meeting. Mr. Pascoe preached from the text, "Walk in wisdom to those who are without." (T.S.R. 53. 2 P.M. 59. S.S. 58.)

Dec. 5. Monday. Still cloudy and rainy. Dr. will be at Stockton all the week on the Montgomery trial. (T.S.R. 55. 2 P.M. 62. S.S. 60.)

Dec. 6. Tuesday. Still foggy and cloudy. I have written to Ada and received letters from Howard and Horace. (T.S.R. 50. 2 P.M. 63. S.S. 61.)

Dec. 7. Wednesday. Forenoon foggy. Have written to Howard. (T.S.R. 42. 2 P.M. 53. S.S. 52.)

Dec. 8. Thursday. Foggy morning. Have written to Horace. (T.S.R. 38. 2 P.M. 53. S.S. 49.)

Dec. 9. Friday. Forenoon foggy. Have written to Luther and received a letter from him saying that he is coming home. We shall indeed be glad to see him - hope he will come to stay. (T.S.R. 37. 2 P.M. 49. S.S. 46.)

Dec. 10. Saturday. A foggy morning, cloudy and windy day and rainy night. (T.S.R. 40. 2 P.M. 56. S.S. 54.)

Dec. 11. Sabbath. Cloudy. We have attended meeting. Mr. P. preached from the text, "Without me ye can do nothing." O how I realize it, and I know I feel its truth more and more, the older I grow. (T.S.R. 38. 2 P.M. 50. S.S. 47.)

Dec. 12. Monday. A rainy morn. Ida went and engaged the school at Dexter. The teacher is sick, and she is to commence teaching the day after Christmas. I am glad she has been so fortunate as to get a school so near home. Now we can see her any day, and perhaps in the summer she can board at home. And the salary is a very good one - $80. per month. (T.S.R. 50. 2 P.M. 56. S.S. 48.)

Dec. 13. Tuesday. (T.S.R. 34. 2 P.M. 51. S.S. 46.)

Dec. 14. Wednesday. (T.S.R. 33. 2 P.M. 53. S.S. 45.)

Date Original

January 1880

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circa 1880-1884


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