Delia Locke


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1893. our parlor and what used to be her father's office, in a very nice manner, for their especial use. All our family were invited, and after the ceremony cake and lemonade were passed around. Only Geo. and Susie and family attended, although all my brothers and sisters were invited. After dinner, Hannah and John departed on their wedding trip. They have gone camping up near the Big Trees on the Greve Ranch. Alice, Lou and Aunt Susie spent the afternoon with me, Ada also being here. We helped Uncle downstairs to the wedding and he stayed till after dinner - then had to be carried back up stairs - poor man! we fear he will never come down again (T.S.R.56. 2 P.M. 95. S.S. 82.)

Aug. 25. Friday. The Cooke family left us today. Have written to the Boston children .Ah Chow, our old Chinese cook, called. He has been five years in China. (T.S.R. 62. 2 P.M. 95. S.S. 79.)

Aug. 26. Saturday. The morning was a little cloudy. Received letter from Ida and Willie. (T.S.R. 60. 2 P.M. 86. S.S. 70.)

Aug. 27. Sabbath. Again Kept at home from meeting by asthma. Received a letter from Calvin. (T.S.R. 56. 2 P.M. 86. S.S. 73.)

Aug. 28. Monday. Have written to Ida. (T.S.R. 55. 2 P.M. 92. S.S. 74.)

Aug. 29. Tuesday. (T.S.R. 54. 2 P.M. 89. S.S. 75.)

Aug. 30. Wednes. Mr. Putnam's hop house was burned to the ground. caught fire from overheating while curing hops. Now they will borrow the use of our hop house to finish up their crop. Hannah Geffroy and Mrs. Allison of Lodi called. They are getting up an "Old Folk's Concert" in Lodi, and called for help and suggestions. Received a letter from Hannah from their camp - they are having a fine time. (T.S.R. 55. 2 P.M. 92. S.S. 77.)

Aug. 31. Thurs. There has been a "Demorest Silver Medal Contest" in our church this evening - won by Nellie Flanders. Have written to Boston. (T.S.R. 53. 2 P.M. 88. S.S. 73.)

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1893. Sept. 1.Friday. Received letters from Ada and Ida and wrote to Hannah and Ada. (T.S.R. 53. 2 P.M. 83. S.S. 68.)

Sept. 2. Saturday. Eunice and Mertice left us for the Normal School. This is Eunice's last year there, while Mertice is just about to enter. Mary, who is feeling quite poorly, left also, and is to stay awhile with Ada in Oakland, hoping the rest and the change of climate will benefit her. She has swollen feet and ankles most of the time lately, perhaps from standing on them so constantly, perhaps the result of some disease. Will Moore will now be our cook in her absence. (T.S.R. 52. 2 P.M. 85. S.S. 73.)

Sept. 3. Sabbath. Communion day, but I was not able to attend church. Received letters from Ada, Willie, Calvin and Bro. Josiah. Mary made the trip safely to Ada's. Josiah is Grand Master Workman, A.O.W.W. for the State of Montana and will make a tour of the whole State in the interest of the Order. This will be good for his health. Hattie, their youngest daughter, gets five dollars each Sabbath for leading the choir in the Episcopal church at Butte, and playing the pipe organ. She is a musical genius. (T.S.R. 50. 2 P.M. 84. S.S. 70.)

Sept. 4. Monday. Afternoon a little cloudy. Received a letter from Eunice and wrote to Ida. (T.S.R. 50. 2 P.M. 81. S.S. 64.)

Sept. 5.Tuesday. Little cloudy. (T.S.R. 52 2 P.M. 78. S.S. 65.)

Sept. 6. Wednes. Still a little cloudy. Received a letter from Ada and wrote to her. (T.S.R. 54. 2 P.M. 77. S.S. 63.)

Sept. 7. Thurs. Received a letter from Hannah and wrote to Eunice (T.S.R. 47. 2 P.M. 78. S.S. 66.)

Sept. 9. Friday. Weather still a little cloudy. Theresa is today fourteen years old, is as tall as I am and five pounds heavier. She is five feet, two inches tall and weighs just one hundred pounds. She is just a tall as Ada was, taller than

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January 1892

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circa 1892-1897


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