Delia Locke


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1893. July 1. Saturday. Received a letter from Calvin - full of work and good courage. (T.S.R. 58. 2 P.M. 97. S.S. 78.)

July 2. Sabbath. We have attended meeting and heard Rev. Stewart preach from the text, "If the Son therefore shall make you free ye shall be free indeed", - a good sermon. Received letters from Willie and Will Cooke. (T.S.R. 58. 2 P.M. 93. S.S. 77.)

July 3. Monday. Have written to Eunice and Ida. (T.S.R- 58. 2P.M. 90. S.S. 74.)

July 4. Tuesday. This has been a quiet Fourth in Lockeford. Georgie went into Stockton last night on horseback, so as to be there for the early ceremonies this morning, and he will stop with Jimmy Thorp. Theresa rode in today with Aunt Susie's children and Edna Greenlaw. (T.S.R. 57. 2 P.M. 88. S.S. 75.)

July 5. Wednesday. We have attended prayermeeting this P.M. Have written to the children in Boston. (T.S.R. 53. 2 P.M. 93. S.S. 77.)

July 6. Thursday. Received letter from Ada and Weldon and wrote to Ada, Edna Greenlaw is here for the night. (T.S.R. 53. 2 P.M. 88. S.S. 73.)

July 7. Friday. Received letters from Eunice and Ida. They are having pleasant times together. (T.S.R. 55. 2 P.M. 90. S.S.73.)

July 8. Saturday. Received a letter from Willie. He is busy as usual. (T.S.R. 56. 2 P.M. 84. S.S. 67.)

July 9. Sabbath. Both sick headache and asthma troubled me so that I could not attend meeting. Received letters from Calvin and Horace. (T.S.R. 50. 2 P.M. 80. S.S. 64.)

July 10. Monday. Have written to Eunice and Ida. (T.S.R. 48. 2 P.M. 79. S.S. 63.)

July 11. Tuesday. Wrote to Ada. (T.S.R. 51. 2 P.M. 83. S.S. 75.)

July 12. Wednesday. We have been putting down a linoleum carpet on our dining room and kitchen to save the boards of the floor. It cost about forty dollars. Went to prayermeeting in P.M. We learn that

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1893. Thomas Clark, formerly Luther's market - man, died in the County Hospital Today. (T.S.R. 52. 2 P.M. 92. S.S. 75.)

July 13. Thurs. Wrote to Boston children. (T.S.R. 52. 2 P.M. 93. S.S. 78.)

July 14. Friday. Received a letter from Ida, also Horace sent me a photo of his house in Brockton. (T.S.R. 55. 2 P.M. 97. S.S. 82.)

July 15. Saturday. Received letters from Willie and Calvin. Both are rushed with business. (T.S.R. 58. 2 P.M. 98. S.S. 79.)

July 16. Sabbath. Had so much asthma that I could not attend meeting. Received a letter from Ada. (T.S.R. 60. 2 P.M. 97. S.S. 77.)

July 17. Monday. Have written to Eunice and Ida. We learn that a man who always went here by the name of "Crazy Harvey" was found dead a few days ago near Ione. He has been in the habit of working at sheepshearing around wherever needed, for a number of years - drove a dilapedated team from place to place - and lived by himself when not at work. He died as he lived, alone. (T.S.R. 55. 2 P.M. 95. S.S. 78.)

July 18. Tuesday. Fruit is ripening fast and is abundant and cheap, so cheap that it does not pay expenses of raising. We have nice early apples ripe now - the White Astrachan - we weighed five of them and they weighed five and one-half pounds. We can get but six bits a box for them now after hauling Them to Stockton. Also we have apricots - some measuring 8 1/4 in, some 7 3/4 in, in diameter, and there is but little or no sale for them, because the market is glutted. People have but little money to spend for fruit now-a-days. Mr. Putnam hauled a load of nice apples to Stockton lately and could not sell them at all. We are wondering whether it would not pay us better to put a band of hogs in the orchard to eat the fruit, than to dry it. Have written to Boston children. (T.S.R. 58. 2 P.M. 100. S.S. 84.)

July 19. Wednesday. Howard is today thirty four years old. He lives- on what we call the "Faulkner place", is still foreman of the ranch, and

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January 1892

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circa 1892-1897


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