Delia Locke


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1892. Jan. 29. Friday. Weather a little cloudy. Susie came in a little while. I am always glad to see her. (T.S.R. 34. 2 P.M. 54. S.S. 50.)

Jan. 30. Saturday. Weather cloudy. Have recieved letters from Eunice and Willie. Eunice has been promoted to Junior A in the Normal. Calvin and Willie were visiting in N. Abington, where numbers of peo- ple are dying with la grippe. My health continues to be poorly (T.S.R. 40. 2 P.M. 57. S.S. 48.)

Jan. 31. Sabbath. Afternoon cloudy. Have not been able to attend meeting. (T.S.R. 35. 2 P.M. 55. S.S. 51.)

Feb. 1. Monday. Morning rainy. Susie Pascoe is eight years old, weighs sixty three pounds and is 49 1/2 inches tall - a large child. Wrote to Eunice. Mr. Cooke came to Lodi at night and Ada went down met him and broght him up. (T.S.R. 43. 2 P.M. 59. S.S. 50.)

Feb. 2. Tuesday. Nellie is seven years old today, and now goes regularly to school having ahd measles and whooping cough, and growing stronger every day. She learns fast. (T.S.R. 34. 2 P.M. 52. S.S. 50.)

Feb. 3. Wednes. Afternoon cloudy. Mr. Cooke went to Campo Seco to see about organizing a S. school there. Have written to Boston. (T.S.R. 36. 2 P.M. 60. S.S. 54.)

Feb. 4. Thursday. A rainy morning. I am improving a little in health. i have written to Ida and received letters from her and Susie. (T.S.R. 43. 2 P.M. 58. S.S. 47.)

Feb.5.Friday. Cloudy and rainy. (T.S.R. 41. 2 P.M. 52. S.S. 47.)

Feb. 6. Saturday. Rainy forenoon. Received letter from calvin, who was visiting in Carver. (T.S.R. 41. 2 P.M. 50. S.S. 45.)

Feb. 7. Sabbath. I am somewhat better in health but not able to attend church. Rev. Stewart preached a Home Missionary sermon and Mr. Cooke preached in the evening, also last Thurs. evening and he would have preached also on Friday evening, had not bad weather prevented. (T.S.R. 32. 2 P.M. 56. S.S. 51.)

Feb. 8. Monday. Have written to Eunice and received letters from hers Ida Willie and Calvin. (T.S.R. 40. 2 P.M. 54. S.S. 49.) Continued on next page.

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1892. Willie and Calvin received generally good reports of standing in the Institute, though each made one failure. Ida writes that one of the parents came to her school house (in Scotia), cursed her before all the scholars, and took his children out of the school. it was a case of disciplining a bad boy.

Feb. 9. Tuesday. Ada and family left for home today. Have written to Boston and received a letter from Horace - also a copy of an article he published in a Brockton paper, entitled "Sewerage System of the Body" (T.S.R. 30. 2 P.M. 52. S.S. 49.)

Feb. 10. Wednesday. Wrote to Aunt Mary Reed, the eldest sister of my deceased mother, and sent her my photo, at her own request. (T.S.R. 34. 2 P.M. 56. S.S. 51.)

Feb. 11. Thursday. Received a letter from Ada and Wrote to Ida and Uncle H. (T.S.R. 35. 2 P.M. 63. S.S. 57.)

Feb. 12. Friday. (T.S.R. 38. 2 P.M. 62. S.S. 58.)

Feb. 13. Saturday. We are now having fine spring weather. The Dist. Lodge, P.O. G.T. met at Macville today. Received letters from Willie & Calvin. (T.S.R. 40. 2 P.M. 65. S.S. 55.)

Feb. 14. Sabbath. We went to meeting as usual, and just as S.S. opened there came this telegram from Horace: "Uncle Franklin died this morning from a stroke - funeral on Wednesday. " This was not entirely unexpected by us, for we knew he had had some light attacks before. He was aged seventyone years, three months, twelve days, so that he was the eldest of the family to die. Rev. Stewart preached today from the text,"The Son of Man is come to seek and to save that which is lost." Little Dean is now two years old. Received a Valentine from Ada's children. (T.S.R. 38. 2 P.M. 63. S.S. 50.)

Feb. 15. Monday. Morning cloudy. Received a letter from Eunice and wrote to her. (T.S.R. 42. 2 P.M. 60. S.S. 55.)

Feb. 16. Tuesday. Weather cloudy. Wrote to Ada. (T.S.R. 41. 2 P.M. 66. S.S. 58.)

Feb. 17. Wednes. Still a little cloudy. Received a letter from Ada and Wrote to the boys in Boston. (T.S.R. 45. 2 P.M. 64. S.S. 59.)

Date Original

January 1892

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circa 1892-1897


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