1892. Jan. 1. The New Year opens with rainy weather. We have a large family of men to cook for, including two men we are at present boarding for Luther. Received letter from Ida. (T.S.R. 40. 2 P.M. 43. S.S. 43.)
Jan. 2. Saturday. Eunice left us and went back to the Normal, vacation being over. She always leaves with misty eyes, and those who watch her departure are misty also. But she is doing good work in school, and so we encourage her. Received letters from Willie, Calvin, Uncle, Susie and Benton, and wrote to Ada. (T.S.R. 36. 2 P.M. 50. S.S. 47.)
Jan. 3. Sabbath. Weather foggy and cloudy. We have attended meeting as usual. Rev. Stewart preached from the text. "The time is short." Communion followed and mertice united with the church. Lilla and aunt Susie could not be present, because a telegram called Lilla in haste to San Francisco, and Susie was kept at home to wait on Johnnie, who is in bed with "La grippe." (T.S.R. 38. 2 P.M. 46. S.S. 43.)
Jan. 4. Monday. Weather cloudy. (T.S.R. 38. 2 P.M. 50. S.S. 45.)
Jan. 5. Tuesday. Weather still cloudy. A Petition for a new road, a continuation of Locust avenue, out across the Railroad and straight to where Howard lives, called the "Straight on Bruml road", was today presented to the Supervisors for approval, so all the boys went to Stockton, and Howard goes from there to San Francisco to sell hops and apricots. Have written to Boston. Mrs. Fanny McGary called this evening. (T.S.R. 43. 2 P.M. 55. S.S. 49.)
Jan. 6. Wednes. Weather still cloudy. Attended prayer meeting in P.M. (T.S.R. 48. 2 P.M. 56. S.S. 50.)
Jan. 7. Thurs. Morning rainy. The new road was granted. Luther came home from Stockton sick with Lagrippe, which is now epidemic, Mrs. McCloud and others being down with it. Recieved a letter from Ada. She is Planning to visit us next week. Wrote to her and to Ida, Susie and Benton Pascoe. (T.S.R. 50. 2 P.M. 60. S.S. 54.)
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