Delia Locke


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1892. Jan 8. Friday. A foggy morning and cloudy and showery day. (T.S.R. 50. 2 P.M. 56. S.S. 50.)

Jan. 9. Saturday. Weather cloudy. Mrs. White called. Received letters from Willie and Calvin. (T.S.R. 43. 2 P.M. 50. S.S. 46.)

Jan. 10. Sabbath. Morning cloudy. We have attended meeting as usual. Rev. Stewart preached from the text, "Return unto thy rest, O my soul," [?] Susie made the yearly report for the S. school. Birthday offerings amounted to $5.42. Two scholars were present at S. school during the year, every Sunday our George Myrtle Dial - a worthly record. (T.S.R. 47. 2 P.M. 51. S.S. 48.)

Jan. 11. Monday. Have written to Eunice and received a letter from her. (T.S.R. 36. 2 P.M. 48. S.S. 43.)

Jan. 12. Tuesday. Cloudy Afternoon. Received letters from Horace and Eunice. There is so much la grippe epidemic in Brockton that his practice has increased until it amounts to $20. per day. (T.S.R. 32. 2 P.M. 50. S.S. 46.)

Jan. 13. Wednes. Susie is fifty three years old. We have attended prayer meeting together. Mr. Hartt, a veteran of the late war, who now hails from Alameda, and comes here to lecture on war incidents, was here to supper and all night. Weather foggy and cloudy. (T.S.R. 37. 2 P.M. 45. S.S. 42.)

Jan. 14. Thurs. A foggy morning. Ada and children arrived today. Mr. Cooke is at Porterville, holding meetings. The Ladies' Aid held its annual meeting at Susie's, and the whole board of officers were re-elected. Have written to Ida. (T.S.R. 33. 2 P.M. 52. S.S. 45.)

Jan. 15. Friday. Morning foggy. Wrote to Boston. (T.S.R. 35. 2 P.M. 55. S.S. 44.)

Jan. 16. Saturday. Albert Miner came in the night to get Georgie to go to Lodi to get Hannah Geffroy to go to Mabel McIntire's, as her baby is dangerously sick with pneumonia. Susie took Lilla there to help nurse the baby. I am poorly myself with symptoms of la grippe. (T.S.R. 43. 2 P.M. 53. S.S. 52.)

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1892. Jan. 17. Sabbath. I have not been able to attend church. Had such a dreadful headache that I called Dr. Barbour at night. (T.S.R. 40. 2 P.M. 55. S.S. 54.)

Jan. 18. Monday.Am a little better today. Received letters from Eunice and Ida and wrote to Eunice. (T.S.R. 31. 2 P.M. 54. S.S. 47.)

Jan. 19. Tuesday. Afternnoon cloudy. I am slowly improving in health, but Eddie is sick. (T.S.R. 35. 2 P.M. 57. S.S. 50.)

Jan. 20. Wednes. Morning foggy. Mabel McIntire's baby Bertha died this morning of pneumonia, aged two and one-half years. Wrote to Boston. (T.S.R. 33. 2 P.M. 53. S.S. 51.)

Jan. 21. Thurs. Have written to Ida. (T.S.R. 35. 2 P.M. 59. S.S. 54.)

Jan. 22. Friday. The funeral of Mabel's baby was ttended at the house (old McCloud place) and Hannah and Ada went with others to sing. Have received letters from Ida and Eunice. (T.S.R. 34. 2 P.M. 60. S.S. 55.)

Jan. 23. Saturday. I still am sick and miserable do not gain strength or appetite. Received letters from Willie and Calvin. (T.S.R. 34. 2 P.M. 60. S.S. 55.)

Jan. 24. Sabbath. I have been too ill to attend meeting. Ada took charge of my S.S. class. (T.S.R. 34. 2 P.M. 60. S.S. 55.)

Jan. 25. Monday. A cloudy and windy day and rainy night. Alice came in and brought me a nice ottaman, which she said was a Christmas present to me also she sent me some nice porridge. Mr. HOlman is very sick and Annie is nursing him. Wrote to Eunice. (T.S.R. 36. 2 P.M. 56. S.S. 53.)

Jan. 26. Tuesday. Weather cloudy with light showers. I feel sick and miserable all the time, and have the Dr. daily for the last ten days. (T.S.R. 43. 2 P.M. 55. S.S. 50.)

Jan. 27. Wednes. Have written to Boston. (T.S.R. 38. 2 P.M. 53. S.S. 49.)

Jan. 28. Thursday. Headaches daily and coughs nightly seem to be my programme. However, I do not have to lie in bed and I am thankful for that, and I can write. Have written today to Ida and Susie Pascoe. (T.S.R. 33. 2 P.M. 53. S.S. 49.)

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January 1892

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circa 1892-1897


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