Aug. 31. on Sunday than on any otherweek day. And usually feel moretired on Sabbath night than onany other night. We must hopefor better things. Mr. & Mrs. Bodenhamercalled this morningwith their babe. It is growing well.Mr. Walker also came for somemedicine, as he was not very well,and staid about half the day.Mr. McDowell called to know ifwe would board one of his daughtersto attend school. They haveno mother, and their education,both domestic and literary, hasbeen sadly neglected. As I needsomeone to do little chores for mewe have concluded to let the oldestcame and stay a week or so and tryhow we like her. We have todayreceived letters from home. Sister S.has been sick, Cousin Loraine isbetter. Mrs. Ellen King died onthe 24th of July of consumption.She leaves two little girls. Shewas highly esteemed by all whoknew her, and her loss willbe deeply felt. "The good die first",Aug. 31. says Susie Ward, and I believeit often proves so. George &Elmer came over and spent theevening with us.Sept. 1. T.S.R. 51. 2 P.M. 80. S.S. 74. TodayMr. Bodenhamer has been clothing thedining room. George thinks he shall goto N. E. by next steamer. I have beenwriting home today. Mary McDowellhas come to stay with us and attendschool. She is twelve years old.Sept. 2. T.S.R. 52. 2 P.M. 90. S.S. 76. Mr.Bodenhamer has been making somedoors for my cupboard today. Georgecame over and dined with us. Mrs.Holman came along and asked me ifI would visit the school with her.Told her I would as soon as I couldget ready. When I had preparedmyself, George accompanied meto the school. I left my little boyat home with the Dr. who was busy.After school, Mrs. Holman andAnnie called here a short time.Sept. 3. Wednesday. T.S.R. 52. 2 P.M. 88.S.S. 76. Mr. Bodenhamer has beenpapering the dining room. The workwill soon be completed.
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