Delia Locke


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1890. Jan. 13. Monday. We had a foggy morning but a fair day. Susie is fiftyone years old today and Carrie twentyone. As she lives with Susie, they had a birthday party together, and the brothers and sisters and little ones dined with them. It was a very enjoyable party indeed. They received some pretty and valuable presents - best of all, Susie got a handsome hanging lamp for her sitting room. Received a letter from Ida and wrote to her. (T.S.R. 34. 2 P.M. 41. S.S. 37.)

Jan. 14. Tuesday. Forenoon foggy. Received a letter from Lilly Greve. (T.S.R. 27. 2 P.M. 42. S.S. 38.)

Jan. 15. Wednesday. Weather cloudy and windy - so windy in the evening that the house trembled. Received letter from Eunice. She is taking what is called the Literary course in Oakland High School. (T.S.R. 36. 2 P.M. 43. S.S. 43.)

Jan. 16. Thursday. A windy and cloudy day and a rainy night. Wrote to Boston children and received letters from Ada and Will Cooke. He is gaining health and strength. A letter from Horace tells that he is elected City Physician of the city of Brockton. This is an honor to so young a physician. Father is quite sick with symptoms of apoplexy. (T.S.R. 37. 2 P.M. 50. S.S. 47.)

Jan. 17. Friday. Very rainy morning with cloudy and showery day. Have written to our Eunice and Horace. (T.S.R. 42. 2 P.M. 51. S.S. 47.)

Jan. 18. Saturday. Wrote to Ada. (T.S.R. 38. 2 P.M. 48. S.S. 43.)

Jan. 19. Sabbath. We had a frosty morning, followed by a cloudy & rainy day. I have attended meeting. Rev. Thomas preached from the text - "The word of God grew and multiplied". (T.S.R. 30. 2 P.M. 48. S.S. 42.)

Jan. 20. Monday. Today is the Chinese New Year's day. I went to see how father is. He is much better again. Received a letter from Ida and wrote to her. (T.S.R. 35. 2 P.M. 49. S.S. 43.)

Jan. 21. Tuesday. The morning was very rainy, followed by a snow storm which melted upon the ground as fast as it fell. Wrote to Horace. (T.S.R. 35. 2 P.M. 46. S.S. 40.)

Jan. 22. Wednesday. Weather cloudy, windy and a little rainy. Received letters from Ada and Will Cooke, Mrs. Gray and Nettie Ross. Wrote to Boston children. (T.S.R. 40. 2 P.M. 47. S.S. 47.)

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1890. Jan. 23. Thursday. Weather cloudy, windy and a little rainy. Carrie Geffroy left Aunt Susie to enter the Woman's Hospital in San Francisco to fit herself for a trained nurse, if she is strong enough, which is doubtful, as she is not well. Wrote to Ada. (T.S.R. 43. 2 P.M. 48. S.S. 46.)

Jan. 24. Friday. A rainy day and a very windy night, It seems as if the wind and rain would never cease. Wrote to Annie Holman. (T.S.R. 43. 2 P.M. 49. S.S. 48.)

Jan. 25. Saturday. A very rainy morning. The river is rising fast and the island is entirely overflowed. Received a letter from Hannah. Hattie Locke is now her room-mate, as she is not boarding at the Conservatory, but at Mrs. Madden's. Hattie is taking lessons in painting. (T.S.R. 45. 2 P.M. 47. S.S. 45.)

Jan. 26. Sabbath. John Kerr's lever broke and our orchard and bottom laud are partially overflowed. Stockton also is partly flooded and we got no mail today from that direction. It has been fair weather all day, the first almost since Christmas. I have been to meeting. Rev. Thomas preached from the text, "Behold how good and how pleasant it is for brethren to dwell together in unity". (T.S.R. 32. 2 P.M. 49. S.S. 45.)

Jan. 27. Monday. Received a letter from Eunice and wrote to Ida and Susie Pascoe. (T.S.R. 34. 2 P.M. 53. S.S. 48.)

Jan. 28. Tuesday. We found Calvin's colt shot and killed in the pasture - probably some careless hunter's work. It was a fine colt from Pintomare. (T.S.R. 34. 2 P.M. 55. S.S. 48.)

Jan. 29. Wednesday. Day a little cloudy with a rainy evening. Wrote to the Boston children and to Eunice. (T.S.R. 44. 2 P.M. 58. S.S. 53.)

Jan. 30. Thursday. Today the weather was springlike. Received letters from Ada, Weldon and Horace and wrote to Weldon and Ada. (T.S.R. 45. 2 P.M. 55. S.S. 50.)

Jan. 31. Friday. A foggy morning. Received letters which have been delayed by snow storms in the mountanis, from Hannah, Horace, Willie, Calvin and Ida. (T.S.R. 36. 2 P.M. 54. S.S. 48.)

Feb. 1. Saturday. Weather a little cloudy. Susie Pascoe is six years old today. Received letters from Willie and Calvin. (T.S.R. 41. 2 P.M. 58. S.S. 55.)

Date Original

January 1885

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circa 1885-1891


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