Delia Locke


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1893. Jan. 26. Thursday. The forenoon was rainy, the afternoon windy and showery. Wrote to Ida. (T.S.R. 42. 2 P.M. 52. S.S. 54.)

Jan. 27. Friday. Forenoon rainy. Received a letter from Ida and wrote to Ada. (T.S.R. 50. 2 P.M. 50. S.S. 47.)

Jan. 28. Saturday. Received letters from Eunice, Willie and Calvin, and I wrote to Eunice. She has been promoted to middle A class. Willie is again hard at work in the Office of the Board of Health. His trunk was badly smashed on his trip to Boston and several of the curios sent by friends here to Eastern friends, came to grief. We learn that Hon. J.G. Blaine died yesterday, aged nearly sixty three years. (T.S.R. 37. 2 P.M. 50. S.S. 44.)

Jan. 29. Sabbath. Forenoon cloudy. We have attended meeting and heard Rev. Stewart preach from the text, "To love the Lord with all the heart, and with all the mind", D.C. (T.S.R. 41. 2 P.M. 49. S.S. 47.)

Jan. 30. Monday. Rainy. Have written to Boston. J.G. Blaine was buried with honors today. (T.S.R. 46. 2 P.M. 56. S.S. 39.)

Jan. 31. Tuesday. Again the river is overflowing. The water had subsided before this last rain, now it comes over again. Received letters from Eunice, Ada and Horace. (T.S.R. 35. 2 P.M. 44. S.S. 40.)

Feb. 1. Wednesday. P.M. cloudy with sprinkling in the evening. We have been to prayermeeting this afternoon. Susie Pascoe is now nine years old. (T.S.R. 28. 2 P.M. 46. S.S. 44.)

Feb. 2. Thursday. Nellie is eight years old. Have written to Ida. (T.S.R. 37. 2 P.M. 49. S.S. 47.)

Feb. 3. Friday. Weather cloudy. Received a letter from Ida and wrote to Eunice Ida's school is closed on account of scarlet fever, which has appeared among her scholars. (T.S.R. 43. 2 P.M. 47. S.S. 48.)

Feb. 4. Saturday. Rainy. Received a letter from Calvin. He failed to be promoted in his class, in company with many others; now he knows not how to plan next. Have written to Ada. (T.S.R. 47. 2 P.M. 52. S.S. 46.)

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1893. Feb. 5. Sabbath. We have had showers, but they did not keep us from meeting. Rev. Stewart preached a good sermon from the text, "God that made heaven and earth - dwelleth not in temples made with hands", D.C. (T.S.R- 41. 2 P.M. 47. S.S. 43.)

Feb. 6. Monday. Received a letter and postal from Willie and wrote to Calvin. (T.S.R. 32. 2 P.M. 45. S.S. 42.)

Feb. 7. Tuesday. A cloudy day and rainy and very windy night. Received a letter from Eunice. (T.S.R. 32. 2 P.M. 45. S.S. 42.)

Feb. 8. Wednesday. Weather cloudy and rainy, but it did not keep us from prayermeeting this P.M. Have written to Eunice. (T.S.R. 48. 2 P.M. 50. S.S. 45.)

Feb. 9. Thursday. Forenoon rainy. Received a letter from Ada and wrote to Ida. (T.S.R. 46. 2 P.M. 50. S.S. 45.)

Feb. 10. Friday. Forenoon foggy and afternoon cloudy. Received letters from Ida and Susie Pascoe. (T.S.R. 40. 2 P.M. 47. S.S. 46.)

Feb. 11. Saturday. Weather exactly like that of yesterday. Received letter from Calvin and wrote to Ada. We have had the kind of weather this winter that Eastern people always attribute to Cal.- very little sunshine. (T.S.R. 43. 2 P.M. 52. S.S. 47.)

Feb. 12. Sabbath. The weather has been showery but not so as to keep us from meeting. Rev. Stewart preached, taking the story of the sin of Cain as his text. Received a letter from Willie. (T.S.R. 48. 2 P.M. 51. S.S. 46.)

Feb. 13. Monday. Weather cloudy. Have written to the children in Boston. (T.S.R. 36. 2 P.M. 46. S.S. 43.)

Feb. 14. Tuesday. The north wind is blowing. We were quite surprised at the arrival of Ida and her children from Scotia. Her school was closed week before last on account of the appearance of scarlet fever among the scholars, and it was supposed there would be no more cases, and that it could re-open yesterday. But as fresh cases have appeared, the opening is postponed indefinitely, so Ida decided to make us a visit and we were rejoiced to see them. Received a letter from Eunice and wrote to her. (T.S.R. 32. 2 P.M. 51. S.S. 45.)

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January 1892

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circa 1892-1897


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