Delia Locke


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1882. May 18. Thursday. This morning we went early to meeting. Rev. Ed. Kimball conducted the prayer meeting. He had a Bible reading, starting with the text - For your shame ye shall have double" - showing the great and exceeding love of God - "The Lord hath rewarded her double for all her sins". Next they elected the Executive Committee, and then talked of the next place of meeting, but laid it on the table for consideration later. Mr. Kimball then made an address on the topic for the hour - "The teacher with his class" - he said the teacher must secure punctual attendance and constant attention. The teacher himself should be always present and prompt to time - should keep the Sabbath - should not use the tobacco - infact, should set a good example in every respect. At noon time, the Dr. came and went with me to meeting. In the afternoon they choose Los Angeles as the place of next meeting. Mr. Beckwith was then chosen as Moderator - he said he could not fill the place but he would "trot sound in it" - the place had been assigned to Majr Whittle, who had left. Nevertheless, he made an excellent address. Mrs. Richardson then spoke for Bands of Hope, of which she is General Superintendent. Her address was very earnest and interesting and well received. Then followed the Question Drawer, answered well by Rev. Mr. Beckwith. Dr. and Mr. Pascoe left and went out to select some new carpets for the house. I went to the evening meeting with Mr. Cooke, Mr. Holden, Alice Andrew and Ada. Rev. Mr. Sprecher made a very good address - subject - Paul as a Model for the S.S. teacher". It was reported that there were 208 delegates present. The weather has been uncomfortably warm today. (T.S.R. 47. 2 P.M. 87. S.S. 70.)

May 19. Friday. Mr. Pascoe went to Oakland today. Dr. and I have been out shopping, and on the street I met Sarah Ken. We have bought the new carpets and furniture, and I have been to the dressmakers. After dinner, Mr. Cooke and Ada brought me out to Lodi in buggy this afternoon. I wanted to stop there for rest and treatment, but I found Mrs. Tabor gone to Modesto, and all the patients better. Here

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1882. I found letters waiting me from Howard and Horace. (T.S.R. 56. 2 P.M. 82. S.S. 75.)

May 20. Saturday. I have written to Horace today. Hannah came for me and I came home. (T.S.R. 56. 2 P.M. 80. S.S. 77.)

May 21. Sabbath. Mr. Cooke and Mr. Pascoe exchanged pulpits today. Mr. Cooke preached here a very good sermon from the text - "Behold what manner of love", &.c. It has been an exceedingly warm day. (T.S.R. 55. 2 P.M. 90. S.S. 74.)

May 22. Monday. I rode to Susie's this morning found her and baby both sick, and wishing to go to Lodi again to be treated by Mrs. Tabor, but George is not willing. Mary drove with me to Mrs. Tabor's, where I propose to stop a few days for treatment. It is very windy. (T.S.R. 50. 2 P.M. 81. S.S. 64.)

May 23. Tuesday. I have written postals home and to Susie. Alice Andrew and Mrs. Taft came today for treatment to Mrs. Tabor's. Mrs. T. brought her little daughter Mamie who has had symptoms of paralysis for a long time, so much so that she cannot close the lid of one eye, and her month is turned one-sided. (T.S.R. 53. 2 P.M. 80. S.S. 68.)

May 24. Wednesday. The day has been cloudy with a little rain morning and night. Ada brought Mr. Cooke down to the Station, and he has gone home. Mr. Pascoe has come home from Oakland. Susie came down with a team and they rode home together. They all called here. I have written to Howard. (T.S.R. 58. 2 P.M. 72. S.S. 63.)

May 25. Thursday. Still Cloudy. I have received letters from Howard and Horace and written to Horace. (T.S.R. 57. 2 P.M. 71. S.S. 66.)

May 26. Friday. Wrote and received postal from Ada. (T.S.R. 64. 2 P.M. 78. S.S. 70.)

May 27. Saturday. I was intending to go home and spend the Sabbath, but I am not able, and am much disappointed. Have received letters from Ada and Cousin Calvin, and written to Ada. (T.S.R. 52. 2 P.M. 84. S.S. 74.)

Date Original

January 1880

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circa 1880-1884


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