Delia Locke


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1890. Apr. 2. Wednesday. Wrote to Hannah and to Eunice. (T.S.R. 42. 2 P.M. 67. S.S. 55.)

Apr. 3. Thursday. (T.S.R. 44. 2 P.M. 59. S.S. 54.)

Apr. 4. Friday. Mr. Geffroy had a birthday party today and I was invited but I could not go. Our lilacs are in full bloom and are very beautiful. I sent some of them down with a note of regret, for I did not feel well enough to attempt the visit. Wrote to Boston. (T.S.R. 48. 2 P.M. 65. S.S. 56.)

Apr. 5. Saturday. Mrs. Simmons and Theresa have been out for a ride and to pick wild flowers which are plentiful and beautiful this year. Received letters from Horace and Hannah. (T.S.R. 44. 2 P.M. 65. S.S. 56.)

Apr. 6. Sabbath. Mary's birthday and Easter Sunday come on the same day this year. Mary is now twentysix and steadily improving in health for the past year. I did not attend service today. I have a bad tooth and it has been of late paining me night after night, so that it has taken of my strength. It is a tooth that for many years has been filled but is decayed under the filling and ulcerates - shall be obliged to have it drawn out. The morning was rainy and the day cloudy. Rev. Mobley of Woodbridge preached instead of Mr. Thomas - one of the best sermons, Susie said. She gave out of the S.S. fund a nickel a piece to each of the S.S. children and they are to make all they can by investing it in any way they please until next Christmas, for the Missionary Ship Morning Star. (T.S.R. 52. 2 P.M. 67. S.S. 55.)

Apr. 7. Monday. Weather a little cloudy. The Annual church meeting was held today, but being half sick, I could not go. Wrote to Ida and received letter from her. (T.S.R. 47. 2 P.M. 61. S.S. 54.)

Apr. 8. Tuesday. Received letters from Willie and Calvin. (T.S.R. 45. 2 P.M. 66. S.S. 54.)

Apr. 9. Wednesday. Wrote to Boston. (T.S.R. 48. 2 P.M. 75. S.S. 66.)

Apr. 10. Thursday. Ida is now twenty eight years old. She is working very hard at Rio Dell, keeping up the Sunday schools at that place and Scotia, and giving painting lessons as she has time. Uncle is with her for company. Mr. Simmons went to Stockton with Howard. Yesterday she and Ada and the children were all at Aunt Susie's visiting. Received letter from Hannah. (T.S.R. 50. 2 P.M. 78. S.S. 70.)

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1890. Apr. 11. Friday. (T.S.R. 53. 2 P.M. 75. S.S. 63.)

Apr. 12. Saturday. The water of the river is again rising and coming through the breaks in the levers. We fear many of the fruit trees will be killed in the orchard from standing in the water. Received letters from Horace and Willie. (T.S.R. 45. 2 P.M. 60. S.S 54.)

Apr. 13. Sabbath. I did not attend meeting today not feeling able. (T.S.R. 38. 2 P.M. 66. S.S. 54.)

Apr. 14. Monday. This was the day when, according to the prophecy of some one, as noted before, the cities of San Francisco and Oakland were to be destroyed by tidal wave and earthquake. The prophet proved himself to be a false one but the prediction seriously affected the prices of real estate in that vicinity. Ada has been accused of planning her visit here, just at this time, to avoid any such evil, should it come. Be that as it may, we were glad to have a visit from her, as we had not seen them for about a year. Have written to Ida. (T.S.R. 39. 2 P.M. 67. S.S. 60.)

Apr. 15. Tuesday. Wrote to Boston and received a letter from Ida. (T.S.R. 40. 2 P.M. 70. S.S. 61.)

Apr. 16. Wednesday. Luther is today thirtyfour years old and I made a birthday dinner for him and invited all our folks and Aunt Susie, father and mother also. Father came and the rest and we had a pleasant time. (T.S.R. 43. 2 P.M. 69. S.S. 63.)

Apr. 17. Thursday. The weather was cloudy and a little rainy. Ada and family and Mrs. Simmons went home today. Mrs. S. is a pleasant person to be acquainted with, and though I have been half sick and over burdened with work, I have enjoyed her visit much. Received a letter from Hannah and answered it. (T.S.R. 51. 2 P.M. 70. S.S. 60.)

Apr. 18. Friday. The early morning was very rainy - the day cloudy and showery with very heavy showers in the P.M. Received a letter from Uncle - he doesn't enjoy the climate of Humboldt County - too cold and damp. (T.S.R 51. 2 P.M. 60. S.S. 50.)

Apr. 19. Saturday. Weather still cloudy. Received letters from Horace, Calvin Willie and our Eunice, and Horace sent a new map of Brockton. The supply of milk has increased so much that I have had extra shelves put in the milkroom. Have made 62 lbs. of butter this week - more next week. (T.S.R. 46. 2 P.M. 63. S.S. 58.)

Date Original

January 1885

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circa 1885-1891


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