Delia Locke


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1894. friend - and wrote to Ida. Mr. Alfred Preater, who formerly was a small merchant here, died in Clements today. (T.S.R. 40. 2 P.M. 62. S.S. 57.)

Feb. 27. Tuesday. Received a letter from Will Cooke and wrote to Eunice. (T.S.R. 40. 2 P.M. 62. S.S. 55.)

Feb. 28. Wednes. We had a shower in the early morning. Have written to the Eastern children. (T.S.R. 43. 2 P.M. 63. S.S. 57.)

Mar. 1. Thursday. Forenoon little cloudy. March is neither very lamb-like nor very lion-like as it comes in today. Have written to Ada. (T.S.R. 42. 2 P.M. 57. S.S. 47.)

Mar. 2. Friday. Weather a little cloudy. (T.S.R. 38. 2 P.M. 51. S.S. 43.)

Mar. 3. Saturday. Still a little cloudy. Received letters from Ada and Calvin. (T.S.R. 29. 2 P.M. 47. S.S. 43.)

Mar. 4. Sabbath. Hannah is sick abed and I had the dairy work to attend to this morning, so that I could not attend meeting. It was communion day and Nema Stewart united with the church. At a church meeting which followed service it was voted not to retain Rev. Stewart as pastor another year. Received letters from Willie and Cousin Julia Stetson. She writes that she has been quite ill with la grippe. (T.S.R. 30. 2 P.M. 48. S.S. 44.)

Mar. 5. Monday. A cloudy and windy day and rainy night. I myself have been sick with a fever spell and had the doctor, but managed to write to Ida. (T.S.R. 41. 2 P.M. 47. S.S. 44.)

Mar. 6. Tuesday. Received letters from Eunice and Ada and wrote to children in the East. (T.S.R. 37. 2 P.M. 55. S.S. 47.)

Mar. 7. Wednes. Weather cloudy and a little rainy. Have written to Eunice. (T.S.R. 43. 2 P.M. 48. S.S. 46.)

Mar. 8. Thurs. Cloudy P.M. Have again written to Eunice. (T.S.R. 47. 2 P.M. 60. S.S. 53.)

Mar. 9. Friday. Forenoon cloudy. Received a letter from Ida and wrote to Julia Stetson. (T.S.R. 46. 2 P.M. 59. S.S. 49.)

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1894. Mar. 10. Saturday. Rec'd letter from Calvin. (T.S.R. 38. 2 P.M. 57. S.S. 51.)

Mar. 11. Sabbath. Headache kept me from attending meeting. Dr. Foote arrived from Honolulu today, where he went some weeks ago to see Gilbert, who was in a Hospital there laid up with muscular rheumatism. He brought him home with him, as there is but little hope that he can recover. And those who saw him say he is indeed a pitiable object. The muscles of his legs and feet are so drawn out of shape that he can put only the ends of his toes to the floor, and he suffers severe, almost unendurable pain in them costantly. And his arms also are so drawn and painful that he cannot even feed himself. They do not allow him visitors at all. O how thankful I am that none of my dear ones are thus afflicted! (T.S.R. 38. 2 P.M. 65. S.S. 56.)

Mar. 12. Monday. Received letters from Eunice and Willie and wrote to Ida. (T.S.R 40. 2 P.M. 65. S.S. 56.)

Mar. 13. Tuesday. Weather a little cloudy. Have written to the children in the East. (T.S.R. 39. 2 P.M. 68. S.S. 59.)

Mar. 14. Wednesday Wrote to Eunice. (T.S.R. 43. 2 P.M. 63. S.S. 55.)

Mar. 15. Thursday. Weather a little cloudy. Have written to Ada. (T.S.R. 42. 2 P.M. 68. S.S. 59.)

Mar. 16. Friday. Cloudy and windy. Have received letters from Ada and Ida. (T.S.R. 50. 2 P.M. 57. S.S. 50.)

Mar.17.Saturday. A north wind is blowing. Received a letter from Calvin. (T.S.R. 37. 2 P.M. 51. S.S. 48.)

Mar. 18. Sabbath. Weather cloudy and a little rainy but soot so as to keep us from meeting. Rev. Stewart preached a good sermon from the text, "And an highway shall be there and a way", D.C. It is so seldom of late that I can go to meeting that when I do go, I enjoy the services greatly. (T.S.R. 41. 2 P.M. 54. S.S. 48.)

Mar. 19. Monday. A north wind is blowing, cold and disagreeable. Have written

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January 1892

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circa 1892-1897


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