Delia Locke


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1891. San Diego - she a cousin of mother's, are there visiting, and were at church. This is mother's and Will Moore's birthday. She is 68 years old and he is 43. (T.S.R. 47. 2 P.M. 78. S.S. 71.)

Oct. 26. Monday. Received a letter from Eunice and wrote to her. (T.S.R. 47. 2 P.M. 76. S.S. 66.)

Oct. 27. Tuesday. Morning foggy. Have written to Boston. (T.S.R. 55. 2 P.M. 77. S.S. 66.)

Oct. 28. Wednesday. Weather cloudy and a little rainy. Received a letter from Ada. (T.S.R. 55. 2 P.M. S.S. 63.)

Oct. 29. Thursday. Received letters from Ida and Susie Pascoe and Eliza Hammond, and wrote to Ida and Ada. (T.S.R. 48. 2 P.M. 65. S.S. 60.)

Oct. 30. Friday. Eddie is today twenty years old, weighs one hundred fifty pounds and measures five feet, ten inches. So Luther and Horace were every way larger than he is. Willard was heavier though not so tall, Howard was of the same weight, but not so tall, while all his sisters and Calvin were smaller in every way. He is much interested in Band Music, plays a cornet, and is virtually a leader of the Lockeford Band. He attends church but not S. school now (how I wish he did) nor any Lodge. He and Howard have now entered into partnership to farm the ranch on shares. This will lighten my cares and I rejoice in the prospect. We have attended church and prayer meeting, and Mr. & Mrs. Hosea Allen were voted into the church. It was the World's prayer meeting of the W.C.T.U. After the meeting. I went to Bruml's store and bought myself a now felt hat. I mention this, because so seldom I go into the stores. (T.S.R. 38. 2 P.M. 67. S.S. 57.)

Oct. 31. Saturday. Weather cloudy. Received letters from Horace, Willie and Calvin. (T.S.R. 44. 2 P.M. 70. S.S. 64.)

Nov. 1. Sabbath. Morning a little rainy, but not enough to interfere with our going to church. We had communion service, and Mr. and Mrs. Hosea Allen were both baptized and joined the church. This accession to our number makes us very happy. Mr. Stewart preached a good sermon about "the Comforter." Have received letters from Ada and Horace's Eunice. (T.S.R. 52. 2 P.M. 67. S.S. 57.)

Nov. 2. Monday. Weather a little cloudy. Have written to Eunice and received a letter from Uncle. (T.S.R. 45. 2 P.M. 70. S.S. 63.)

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1893. Nov. 3. Tuesday. Lou's children have the whooping cough and it is really distressing to hear them cough, especially baby Alma. (T.S.R. 48. 2 P.M. 73. S.S. 66.)

Nov. 4. Wednesday. Have written to Boston. (T.S.R. 46. 2 P.M. 75. S.S. 66.)

Nov. 5. Thursday. Afternoon rainy. George went to Stockton to have a dentist examine his teeth, but none were found that needed filling. Received letters from Ada, Ida and Eunice and wrote to Ida and Susie Pascoe. (T.S.R. 58. 2 P.M. 68. S.S. 61.)

Nov. 6. Friday. Morning foggy. Went to prayer meeting in the P.M. and wrote to Ada. (T.S.R. 51. 2 P.M. 67. S.S. 65.)

Nov. 7. Saturday. Received letters from Willie and Calvin - ever welcome! (T.S.R. 38. 2 P.M. 71. S.S. 64.)

Nov. 8. Sabbath. We have attended meeting and heard Rev. Stewart preach from the text, "The wages of sin is death." (T.S.R. 37. 2 P.M. 71. S.S. 64.)

Nov. 9. Monday. Have written to Eunice and received a letter from her. (T.S.R. 44. 2 P.M. 73. S.S. 64.)

Nov. 10. Tuesday. Fine, sunshiny weather. (T.S.R. 44. 2 P.M. 72. S.S. 67.)

Nov. 11. Wednesday. Went to prayer meeting in the afternoon. Received a letter from Ada. Heard of the death of Thomas E. Thomas at Clay. (T.S.R. 44. 2 P.M. 70. S.S. 65.)

Nov. 12. Thursday. The funeral of Thos. E. Thomas was held in our church and while the bell was tolling for him, we could hear the guns booming at Woodbridge, where they were celebrating the completion of the Irrigation Canal, which takes water from the Mokelumne to water the adjacent lands. Annie Holman called this afternoon. Received a letter from Ida and wrote to her. (T.S.R. 38. 2 P.M. 66. S.S. 58.)

Nov. 13. Friday. Morning foggy. I have written to Boston. (T.S.R. 38. 2 P.M. 60. S.S. 55.)

Nov. 14. Saturday. Have written to Ada and received letters from Willie and Calvin. Willie writes that an incendiary fire burned up a shed for Uncle Franklin, then a barn - loss considerable. I kept baby Alma for Lou so that she could go to Stockton. But how the poor baby does whoop and cough. (T.S.R. 35. 2 P.M. 63. S.S. 56.)

Nov. 15. Sabbath. We have attended church. Rev. Stewart preached from the text, "This is life eternal, that they might know thee", &.c. (T.S.R. 30. 2 P.M. 60. S.S. 54.)

Date Original

January 1885

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circa 1885-1891


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