Mar. 7. Friday. T.S.R. 38. 2 P.M. 74. S.S.66. Today Mrs. Vincent made me avisit. She brought me a splendid bouquetof flowers from her daughters. Shebrought Robert an invitation to visitthem tomorrow, as it is to be Ellen'sbirthday. Also received a call fromMr. and Mrs. Wiley. They have a finelittle baby boy, 9 months old. Afterthey had gone, I sat down to playa few tunes on my music. AndMr. Wallace, who was passing,hearing it, came in. He remaineduntil teatime.Mar. 8. T.S.R. 39. 2 P.M. 74. S.S. 67.Dr. has been absent most of the day onbusiness, our hired man has beengone, and Robert went down to thebirthday party; so I dined alone.Quite an unusual occurrence this.Spent the day busily as usualMar. 9. Sabbath. T.S.R. 36. 2 P.M. 76. S.S.67. Pleasant weather yet. Mr. Vancecalled on us this morning. Mr. andMrs. Poppey, Germans, came to seeus and dined with us. I attendedS. school. Rode down with George, asDr. was absent visiting patients, thereMar. 9. were 17 present. A tract was readsubject. "Alarm to the Careless." AfterS. school, a young man called to makeapplication for a situation as schoolteacher. He was told that the commissionerswere not ready to examinecandidates. His name was Allen.Mar. 10. T.S.R.48. 2 P.M. 74. S.S. 66.The Vincent girls called on their wayto visit Emma Holman, and broughtme more flowers, very pretty indeed.Mar. 11. T.S.R. 41. 2 P.M. 69. S.S. 60. TodayMr. Coffey dined with us.Mar. 12. Wednesday. T.S.R. 41. 2 P.M. 61. S.S. 56.This has been a cloudyday. We are all hoping it will soon rain.This morning, Robert found a blackbird unable to fly, and brought it infor me to tame it. We cannot see howit is hurt. It is very ugly as well asshy, and will eat nothing. I do notthink it will live. I have been writingto Susan today. The Vincent girls,with Emma and George, called onme this afternoon.Mar. 13. T.S.R. 48. 2 P.M. 64. S.S. 58.This morning I found my bird deadand cold, Have been writing to mother.
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