Delia Locke


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1896. Mar. 28. Saturday. Hannah had a "musicale" of her music scholars today to which all the friends of her pupils were invited and a number came. Theresa still has hay fever quite badly. Received letters from Ada, Willie and Eunice, and wrote to Eddie. (T.S.R. 40. 2 P.M. 58. S.S. 54.)

Mar. 29. Sabbath. Had to stay at home from meeting as usual, because not able to attend. Received a letter from Ada. She had been visiting Sarah Smith in Ferndale. (T.S.R. 39. 2 P.M. 63. S.S. 55.)

Mar. 30. Monday. North windy. Eddie's furniture has been packed by Hannah and John, and at his request has today been sent to Los Angeles, as they have decided to go to housekeeping there. Received a letter from Calvin and wrote to the Eastern children. (T.S.R. 40. 2 P.M. 54. S.S. 47.)

Mar. 31. Tuesday. Received a letter from Willie and a copy of his report on the sanitary condition of Bishop Little John's house, the re-plumbing of which he has been superintending, for which he receives $100. Have written to Ada. (T.S.R. 33. 2 P.M. 60. S.S. 52.)

Apr. 1. Wednesday. Have written to Ida and Eunice. (T.S.R. 35. 2 P.M. 64. S.S. 58.)

Apr. 2. Thursday. Received letter from Theresa. (T.S.R. 37. 2 P.M. 67. S.S. 59.)

Apr. 3. Friday. Morning cloudy. Received a letter from George. (T.S.R. 47. 2 P.M. 70. S.S. 57.)

Apr. 4. Saturday. Another cloudy morning. Have written to George. (T.S.R. 39. 2 P.M. 67. S.S. 52.)

Apr. 5. Sabbath. Easter, and a rainy day. It does not seem appropriate to have rain on Easter, when every one should be joyous. All our S. school children received Easter eggs (candy). (T.S.R. 50. 2 P.M. 60. S.S. 54.)

Apr. 6. Monday. Weather showery. Mrs.Kelly is not well and has left us to take a short vacation in Stockton. The trains on

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1896. our Railroad cannot run on account of the track having been washed away by high water between Clements and Wallace for four hundred feet. So today we have had no mail either way, and we have missed it. Have written to the children in the East. (T.S.R. 52. 2 P.M. 67. S.S. 55.)

Apr. 7. Tuesday. Mail train running again as far as to the break, and passengers taken in stages therefore. Received letters from Ada, Calvin and George. (T.S.R. 40. 2 P.M. 62. S.S. 57.)

Apr. 8. Wednesday. A daughter was born to Rev. and Mrs. Perks this morn and Sister Geffroy is the nurse. Have written to George and to Scotia. (T.S.R. 42. 2 P.M. 64. S.S. 60.)

Apr. 9. Thursday. We have had showers today. Received letters from Eddie and Willie. Eddie's has started housekeeping at 145 W. Seventeenth St. Los Angeles, and Anna and Nema Stewart have one-half the house. Have written to Ada. (T.S.R. 44. 2 P.M. 58. S.S. 47.)

Apr. 10. Friday. Ida is thirtyfour years old and has four children - three sons and a daughter - is still a leader in church and S. school, and in all good work, active and untiring. (T.S.R. 39. 2 P.M. 60. S.S. 55.)

Apr. 11. Saturday. Afternoon cloudy. Alma Cooke, who has been with us over a month, went home today, improved in health. (T.S.R. 39. 2 P.M. 60. S.S. 57.)

Apr. 12. Sabbath. At home as usual. Received a letter from George saying Alma arrived home safely, but her mother had not come from Humboldt Co. as was expected. (T.S.R. 42. 2 P.M. 70. S.S. 55.)

Apr. 13. Monday. A cloudy day with a little rain in the night. Received letters from Ida and Horace, and wrote to children in the East. Ida wrote that Mr. Cooke and Ada were to start home last Saturday, so no doubt they have already arrived there. (T.S.R. 48. 2 P.M. 62. S.S. 57.)

Date Original

January 1892

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circa 1892-1897


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