Delia Locke


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Apr. 10. Thursday, T.S.R. 51. 2 P.M. 54. S.S. 50.Still it continues to rain, andMr. and Mrs. Burt are still with us.Dr. Kindly assists me about the work, soI manage to get along after a fashion.Apr. 11. T.S.R. 52. 2 P.M. 66. S.S. 54. Anotherrainy day. More water has fallen todaythan on the two previous days. Mr. &Mrs. B. left us and went to Mr. Staple'sthis morning. Brother Elmer broughtthem over a fine bunch of large ripestrawberries, to take home with them,from the garden. This afternoon we havehad a heavy tempest, accompaniedby a very severe hail storm, the likeof which has not before been knownhere. We measured some hailstoneswhich were nearly 2 1/2 inches in circumference.We fear they will do damage.Apr. 12. T.S.R. 49. 2 P.M. 68. S.S. 63. Thestorm is now over, and we are rejoicingonce more in the sun's glorious light.Mr. & Mrs. Burt, it seems, remainedat Mr. Staples' all day, and did notstart for home until this morning.A pleasant ride to them. I hopethey will enjoy it, Mrs. Bramlethas called on me this afternoon, withApr. 12. her little baby boy. He is growingfinely. She brought us some fresh fishes,which were caught in the pondbelow their house, very fine ones.Apr. 13. Sabbath. T.S.R. 50. 2 P.M. 69.S.S. 56. Not able to attend S. school. WhenFather passed on his way thither, hecalled and gave me a bouquet of pinksfrom the flower-garden. Also Dr. pickedme a very handsome one of wild flowers.Apr. 14. T.S.R. 47. 2 P.M. 62. S.S. 55. Wehave had showers today. Mr. W. Parkercalled this morning, also Mr. Coffeycame in and discussed politics awhilewith Dr. A few days ago. I discoveredone of my teeth to be sensitive, andDr. examined it and found it quitebadly decayed. So this afternoon Ihave had it nicely filledApr. 15. T.S.R. 44. 2 P.M. 66. S.S. 60. Sufferedduring last night pains whichlead me to anticipate that the trialwill shortly come on which for so manymonths I have been looking forwardto Felt somewhat easier thismorning. Dr. went after Miss Montgomeryto get her to come and staywith us until we shall hear from

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April 1856

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