Delia Locke


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1890. July 23. Wednesday. Wrote to Boston. (T.S.R. 57. 2 P.M. 96. S.S. 80.)

July 24. Thursday. Wrote to Ada. (T.S.R. 64. 2 P.M. 100. S.S. 83.)

July 25. Friday. This is the hottest day of the month. Received a letter from Hannah. Wrote to her and to Eunice. (T.S.R. 65. 2 P.M. 103 S.S. 89.)

July 26. Saturday. Received letters from Willie, Uncle and Eunice. (T.S.R. 67. 2 P.M. 102 S.S. 84.)

July 27. Sabbath. The heat continues so intense and overcomes me so that I could not attend meeting. Received letter from Horace. (T.S.R. 66. 2 P.M. 100. S.S. 85.)

July 28. Monday. Wrote to Ida and to Eunice. (T.S.R. 67. 2 P.M. 96. S.S. 78.)

July 29. Tuesday. Received a letter from Mrs. Kelly, who has so often helped us. She says her health is quick poor and she would like to come here for a rest and change. Immediately I wrote her that we should be delighted to have her come. There is a pleasant fall in the temperature. (T.S.R. 65. 2 P.M. 91. S.S. 77.)

July 30. Wednesday. Received letters from Hannah and Ada. The Cookes are having a fine time camping in the redwoods of Sonoma Co. Hannah wrote from Brockton where she is resting, not feeling very well. Wrote to Boston. (T.S.R. 54. 2 P.M. 90. S.S. 77.)

July 31. Thursday. Mrs. Kelly arrived from Stockton. She is really in poor health, being dropsical and nervous, caused by watching with a sister until her death by consumption in San Francisco. She thinks she shall recover fast here. Wrote to Ada. (T.S.R. 53. 2 P.M. 88. S.S. 75.)

Aug. 1. Friday. Received letters from Ida and Uncle. He wrote from Ferndale. She expects to start for Oakland today, where she will reside for the present, so as to board Eunice. (T.S.R. 53. 2 P.M. 86. S.S. 73.)

Aug. 2. Saturday. Received letters from Willie and Calvin. Both are hard at work, trying to earn money this vacation. (T.S.R. 51. 2 P.M. 84. S.S. 71.)

Aug. 3. Sabbath. We have attended meeting as usual. Rev. Thomas preached from the text, "Simon, son of Jonas, lovest thou me?" Received letters from Horace and our Eunice. (T.S.R. 52. 2 P.M. 89. S.S. 77.)

Aug. 4. Monday. Received a letter from Ida and wrote to Eunice. (T.S.R. 60. 2 P.M. 94. S.S. 80.)

Aug. 5. Tuesday. One year ago Mr. Pascoe died. Ida is now on her way down to Oakland, having started yesterday. A letter from Ada says they intend to leave camp today and go to Windsor. The weather is sultry and uncomfortable. (T.S.R. 65. 2 P.M. 96. S.S. 87.)

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1890. Aug. 6. Wednesday. Morning a little cloudy. George Thompson was married yesterday to Christine Hunter. We are sorry for Christine and her mother. Wrote to Ida. (T.S.R. 66. 2 P.M. 91. S.S. 77.)

Aug. 7. Thursday. Mrs. Kelly returned home much improved in health. Wrote to Boston and received a letter from Hannah. She was so poorly that she could not start on her return trip Aug. 1st, as she had intended. She is still at Brockton resting. (T.S.R. 64. 2 P.M. 90. S.S. 77.)

Aug. 8. Friday. Wrote to Ada. (T.S.R. 63. 2 P.M. 92. S.S. 79.)

Aug. 9. Saturday. Received letters from Eunice, Willie and Mrs. Joan Bates. (T.S.R. 63. 2 P.M. 88. S.S. 75.)

Aug. 10. Sabbath. We have attended meeting. Rev. Thomas preached from the parable of the mustard seed and growth of grain. (T.S.R. 57. 2 P.M. 84 S.S. 73.)

Aug. 11. Monday. W. B. Piper died at 11 a.m. He has been a great sufferer for months with consumption, and abscesses on his spine. He had to have a frame made to hold up his head, on account of the weakness of the spinal column caused by the constant discharge of these abscesses. He leaves a wife and two children. Wrote to Eunice. (T.S.R. 56. 2 P.M. 90. S.S. 75.)

Aug. 12. Tuesday. Weather a little cloudy. (T.S.R. 57. 2 P.M. 86. S.S. 72.)

Aug. 13. Wednesday. Eunice is now "sweet sixteen". She is just five feet tall but I have not her weight, as she is at Oakland High School, and is doing very well in her studies. W. B. Piper was buried from our church, the Odd Fellows having charge of the funeral, and Rev. Jones of Lodi officiating. Received letter from Ada. Ida arrived there last Friday and is now moving into a new house near Ada's rent $15. per month. I know she cannot afford to pay such rent for her house here is bringing but $7. per month here, occupied by Rev. & Mrs. Thomas. Ada and her family are tired out with the camping trip and not well. Wrote to them all together at Oakland, Ada, Ida and Eunice. (T.S.R. 56. 2 P.M. 84. S.S. 68.)

Aug. 14. Thursday. Mary has been having all her birds loose in the room over the courtway, and by some mistake the door was left open and they got out eight of them - but six were coaxed back. Wrote to Boston. (T.S.R. 57. 2 P.M. 87. S.S. 74.)

Date Original

January 1885

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circa 1885-1891


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