Delia Locke


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1889. come to spend his mid-term vacation. Uncle has found his mare again, which strayed from him and caused him a long and weary tramp. (T.S.R. 52. 2 P.M. 66. S.S. 58.)

Mar. 15. Friday. A rainy day. Have written to Horace, Eunice and Willie and received a letter from Theresa. It is turning cooler. (T.S.R. 53. 2 P.M. 49. S.S. 46.)

Mar. 16. Saturday. Very rainy most of the day, but a little before night it began to clear. Calvin and one of his classmates, Tom Prole, arrived by train from Oakland. This has been the longest and heaviest storm of the season. Wrote to Theresa and received a letter from Ada. (T.S.R. 46. 2 P.M. 55. S.S. 53.)

Mar. 17. Sabbath. Cloudy and windy. However we attended meeting. Rev. Thomas preached a Home Missionary sermon. Received letters from Hannah, Eunice and Horace. (T.S.R. 44. 2 P.M. 58. S.S. 55.)

Mar. 18. Monday. A very rainy forenoon. Received a letter from Ida. (T.S.R. 52. 2 P.M. 59. S.S. 53.)

Mar. 19. Tuesday. The day was a little cloudy and windy, and in the evening we had very heavy showers of rain with thunder and lightning. Wrote to Hannah and received a letter from Willie. (T.S.R. 38. 2 P.M. 59. S.S. 53.)

Mar. 20. Wednesday. Wrote to Ida. (T.S.R. 42. 2 P.M. 58. S.S. 54.)

Mar. 21. Thursday. Wrote to Ada and Willie. (T.S.R. 40. 2 P.M. 60. S.S. 57.)

Mar. 22. Friday. Have written to Horace and Eunice and received letters from Ida and Mr. Pascoe. They too have had a heavy rain in Humboldt Co. and Eel River rose rapidly and carried off the fury but so that they could not for several days go over to Scotia. (T.S.R. 40. 2 P.M. 60. S.S. 61.)

Mar. 23. Saturday. Calvin and Tom Prole went back to Oakland High School today. Notwithstanding the extremely wet weather they have collected a large number of botanical specimens, and have worked very industriously at pressing and classifying them, so that they feel well satisfied with their vacation work. Received letters from Ada and Theresa. (T.S.R. 45. 2 P.M. 65. S.S. 59.)

Mar. 24. Sabbath. We have attended meeting. Rev. Thomas preached from the text, "Marvel not that I said into thee, Ye must be born again". Received a letter from Hannah, in which she tell of how deaf

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1889. she became, and went to consult Horace about it. He made an examination, and found her ears stopped by an accumulation of wax. He removed the wax, and the result was, that common noises seemed so loud as to startle her. (T.S.R. 40. 2 P.M. 65. S.S. 58.)

Mar. 25. Monday. Have written to Theresa and received letters from Horace, Eunice and Willie. (T.S.R. 43. 2 P.M. 68. S.S. 62.)

Mar. 26. Tuesday. Have written to Hannah and received a letter from Uncle. His work is telling on his strength. He is not able to do that watching at the gas well, because he cannot sleep sufficiently in the daytime. (T.S.R. 45. 2 P.M. 73. S.S. 60.)

Mar. 27. Wednesday. Weather a little cloudy with a few light showers. Wrote to Ida and Uncle. A W.C.T.U. has been organized to meet at Mrs. Grant's the second and fourth Wednesday of each month. I was not able to go. (T.S.R. 49. 2 P.M. 70. S.S. 59.)

Mar. 28. Thursday. Have written to Ada and Calvin and received letters from Theresa and Mrs. Bates. John Haley called this evening on Lodge business. (T.S.R. 50. 2 P.M. 70. S.S. 60.)

Mar. 29. Friday. Wrote to Willie. (T.S.R. 47. 2 P.M. 68. S.S. 60.)

Mar. 30. Saturday. Have written to Horace and Eunice and received letter from Ada. (T.S.R. 47. 2 P.M. 70. S.S. 66.)

Mar. 31. Sabbath. We have attended meeting today Rev. Thomas preached from the good text, "Behold the Lamb of god which taketh away the sin of the world". Five persons were to unite with the church next Sabbath, viz: Rev. and Mrs. Thomas, Mrs. Nelmes, Mrs. Jane Green and Josie Inglis. After the service, I went over to see Lou, who is confined to the bed by premature sickness. Her sister Alma was there, but will leave tonight. An effort was made to form a Y.P.S.C.E. this afternoon, but the attendance was not encouraging. Received letters from Horace and Hannah. (T.S.R. 49. 2 P.M. 77. S.S. 68.)

April 1. Monday. We have attended annual church meeting today. Present officers were re-elected, and Alexander Inglis was chosen second Deacon. Mother is Treasurer and Laura Foote, Sec. Received letters from Willie, Ida and Mr. Pascoe. The children are recovering from whooping cough, but Mr. Pascoe's cough is very severe, and tells upon his strength. (T.S.R. 55. 2 P.M. 82. S.S. 70.)

Date Original

January 1885

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circa 1885-1891


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