Delia Locke


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1896. Feb. 25. Tuesday. Received letters from Ada, George and Mamie Sutherland - all from Oakland. (T.S.R. 42. 2 P.M. 70. S.S. 64.)

Feb. 26. Wednesday. Morning cloudy. Received a letter from Eunice and wrote to Scotia. (T.S.R. 52. 2 P.M. 71. S.S. 61.)

Feb. 27. Thursday. We had a shower in the early morning. Have written to George. About noon, I had a very bad choking spell with asthma, so bad that it was with difficulty that I could get my breath at all - a kind of spasm of the throat. John ran with haste for Dr. Barbour, but he was away and did not get here for an hour or two. In the mean time, I got temporary relief by drinking hot milk, a relief I shall not soon forget. (T.S.R. 54. 2 P.M. 68. S.S. 58.)

Feb. 28. Friday. The Ladies Aid are to have a Social in Good Templer's Hall this evening, and some of the members have been making ice cream here for it. Have written to Oakland. (T.S.R. 45. 2 P.M. 62. S.S. 55.)

Feb. 29. Saturday. Leap-year Day. We have had light showers with a little thunder this afternoon. Theresa has a large boil under her left arm, so painful that it makes her feel more than half sick. Received a letter from Willie. (T.S.R. 43. 2 P.M. 56. S.S. 45.)

Mar. 1. Sabbath. The afternoon was cloudy and the evening rainy. Alma Locke is five years old. (T.S.R. 30. 2 P.M. 53. S.S. 43.)

Mar. 2. Monday. We have had a cloudy, windy and rainy day, with snow mingled with the rain in the morning, and much hail in the evening. March has indeed come in "like a lion." Mr. Mason is cleaning and whitening the walls of dining-room and kitchen. Received a letter from Calvin and wrote to the children in the East. (T.S.R. 33. 2 P.M. 40. S.S. 40.)

Mar. 3. Tuesday. The day was cloudy and the night rainy. Between 3 and 4 o'clock this morning we had so much snow that everything was covered, but when the sun rose, it all melted

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1896. although the sun did not shine. The bell tolled this morning for Mrs. Pygall, who died in Stockton at the house of her daughter - Nellie Moury. Have written to Eunice. (T.S.R. 33. 2 P.M. 45. S.S. 38.)

Mar. 4. Wednesday. The day was cloudy and the night rainy. Mrs. Pygall was buried at Brick Church Cemetery this afternoon, and there was another burial there at the same time, that of a Mrs. Wagner. Received letters from George and from Alma Cooke and wrote to Ida and Susie Pascoe. (T.S.R. 32. 2 P.M. 50. S.S. 44.)

Mar. 5. Thursday. Weather cloudy and a little rainy. Have written to George and Alma Cooke. (T.S.R. 37. 2 P.M. 48. S.S. 45.)

Mar. 6. Friday. Still cloudy. Received letters from Ada and George. (T.S.R. 41. 2 P.M. 57. S.S. 52.)

Mar. 7. Saturday. Received a letter from Willie and wrote to Eddie and George. (T.S.R. 36. 2 P.M. 59. S.S. 54.)

Mar. 8. Sabbath. Weather still a little cloudy. As usual, I was not able to attend meeting. Received letters from Calvin and from Alma Cooke. Alma is not very well - has stomach trouble. (T.S.R. 38. 2 P.M. 64. S.S. 54.)

Mar. 9. Monday. Received a letter from Ida and wrote to the children in the East. (T.S.R. 38. 2 P.M. 61. S.S. 56.)

Mar. 10. Tuesday. Alma Cooke came to stay with us a while. Ada and Will Cooke have gone to Humboldt Co. he to work for S. schools and she to visit, leaving all the children but Alma at home. Received letters from Ada and George. (T.S.R. 37. 2 P.M. 67. S.S. 59.)

Mar. 11. Wednesday. Have written to George and to Scotia. By this time, Ada is also there. (T.S.R. 40. 2 P.M. 67. S.S. 62.)

Mar. 12. Thursday. Received letter from Willie. (T.S.R. 41. 2 P.M. 68. S.S. 62.)

Mar. 13. Friday. Weather moderating. (T.S.R. 40. 2 P.M. 69. S.S. 63.)

Mar. 14. Saturday. Cloudy. George came home unexpectedly today. He was worried

Date Original

January 1892

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circa 1892-1897


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