Delia Locke


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1893. and spend some of it for a good drink. Have written to Ada and received from Willie and Calvin. Willie, who has been boarding at Campello with Horace, is about to move to Nashua, N.H. He is a candidate for civil Engineer of the city of Nashua, on the Republican ticket. (T.S.R. 48. 2 P.M. 62. S.S. 58.)

Dec. 3. Sabbath. Mary and Uncle were both in bed, so I could not leave them to attend meeting. (T.S.R. 41. 2 P.M. 63. S.S. 54.)

Dec. 4. Monday. Will Moore's thumb has not healed, so Minnie Myers is to be our cook for the present. Have written to Ida and received a letter from Eunice. (T.S.R. 37. 2 P.M. 58. S.S. 54.)

Dec. 5. Tuesday. Forenoon foggy. Received a letter from Ada. (T.S.R. 37. 2 P.M. 57. S.S. 53.)

Dec. 6. Wednesday. We learn that William Smith (Butcher Bill as he was called) who formerly lived in Lockeford, died in Lodi last Friday, where he has had a meat market for year, aged sixty six. (T.S.R. 38. 2 P.M. 60. S.S. 55.)

Dec. 7. Thursday. Forenoon foggy. Have written to Eunice. (T.S.R. 35. 2 P.M. 56. S.S. 54.)

Dec. 8. Friday. Have received a letter from Ida and written to the children in Boston. (T.S.R. 37. 2 P.M. 60. S.S. 57.)

Dec. 9. Saturday. Have written to Ada and received letters from Willie, Calvin. The boys write of a Thanksgiving party at Campello, at the house of Horace and Eunice. Aunt Carrie and her girls were there from Nashua, also our boys, and they had a pleasant time. (T.S.R. 38. 2 P.M. 62. S.S. 57.)

Dec. 10. Sabbath. Mrs. Tatterson and Carric Geffroy came to see Uncle, also Mrs. Phipps. Received a letter from Will Cooke. He is at Murphy's helping Rev. Goodsell in special meetings. The field there is a hard one, and Mrs. Goodsell especially, who has young twin babies, Ruth and Ralph, feels quite discouraged. they get but poor support. (T.S.R. 38. 2 P.M. 62. S.S. 54.)

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1893. Dec. 11. Monday. Have written to Ida. (T.S.R. 37. 2 P.M. 58. S.S. 50.)

Dec. 12. Tuesday. Weather foggy and cloudy. Received letter from Ada. (T.S.R. 42. 2 P.M. 54. S.S. 48.)

Dec. 13. Wednesday. Cloudy and rainy. Have written to Eunice and received a letter from her. Rev. Sink called to see Uncle. (T.S.R. 45. 2 P.M. 51. S.S. 47.)

Dec. 14. Thursday. Still cloudy and rainy. Have written to the children in Boston. (T.S.R. 43. 2 P.M. 47. S.S. 47.)

Dec. 15. Friday. Minnie Myers left us, as Will Moore's thumb has healed so that he can go to cooking again. Mary is steadily failing so is Uncle. Received a letter from Ida and wrote to Ada. (T.S.R. 36. 2 P.M. 48. S.S. 45.)

Dec. 16. Saturday. The forenoon weas foggy. Ada is today thirty six years old, has three children and has to be both father and morther to them most of the time, as he is absent on S.S. work. Received a letter from him and from Horace. (T.S.R. 38. 2 P.M. 47. S.S. 44.)

Dec. 17. Sabbath. Weather a little cloudy. Could not attend meeting on account of the sick ones. Received letters from Horace and Ada. (T.S.R. 35. 2 P.M. 50. S.S. 45.)

Dec. 18. Monday. Forenoon foggy. Received a letter from Calvin and wrote to Ida. (T.S.R. 37. 2 P.M. 55. S.S. 50.)

Dec. 19. Tuesday. Morning foggy. The neighbors are getting five of the little Patton children ready to go to the Good Templar's Home for Orphans, Vallejo, and I gave a dollar towards their fare there by railroad, having previously helped towards clothing for them. The day was cloudy. (T.S.R. 44. 2 P.M. 54. S.S.50.)

Dec. 20. Wednesday. Still cloudy. (T.S.R. 44. 2 P.M. 47. S.S. 45.)

Dec. 21. Thursday. Weather cloudy and rainy. Will Cooke stopped here on his way home from Mok. Hill. Received letters from Willie and Ada. (T.S.R. 44. 2 P.M. 52. S.S. 51.)

Dec. 22. Friday. A rainy morning and a shower in the evening. School

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January 1892

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circa 1892-1897


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