Delia Locke


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1896. Apr. 14. Tuesday. (T.S.R. 43. 2 P.M. 60. S.S. 49.)

Apr. 15. Wednesday. Lilly Greve came to visit us. Have written two letters to Scotia one to Benton, the other to the two families. (T.S.R. 34. 2 P.M. 58. S.S. 53.)

Apr. 16. Thursday. We had a sudden shower of rain and hail accompanied with high wind - a regular squall- lasting but a short time this P.M. Hannah Geffroy called after it had passed. She is nursing Mrs. Perks who is doing seemingly well. Luther is forty years old and poorly in health. For months he has had a white-coated tongue with frequent spells of fever, although he has been constantly under a Dr.'s care. Now he thinks he will go to Nevada to spend the summer, hoping the change of climate may benefit him. But in order to do so, he must dispose of his butcher business in some way, either to sell or rent, so he is trying to find a buyer or renter. If he succeeds, he intends to start as soon as the snow is sufficiently off the mountains. I cannot realize that I have a son forty years old. Have received a letter from Eunice and written to Oakland. (T.S.R. 34. 2 P.M. 58. S.S. 50.)

Apr. 17. Friday. Lizzie McLellan was taken sick yesterday and the doctor and nurse - Mrs. Flanders - were here all last-night. Received letters from Ada and George. (T.S.R. 35. 2 P.M. 62. S.S. 54.)

Apr. 18. Saturday. Weather cloudy and cold, as cold that we have decided to set up a stove in the corner room, where Lizzie is lying sick. Received letters from Willie and Calvin. (T.S.R. 40. 2 P.M. 58. S.S. 50.)

Apr. 19. Sabbath. Lizzie McLellan's first son was born this morning at 8 o'clock. She has four daughters. The babe is small and delicate. We have had showers this evening. (T.S.R. 38. 2 P.M. 59. S.S. 45.)

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1896. Apr. 20. Monday. Have written to George and to the children in the East. (T.S.R. 32. 2 P.M. 64. S.S. 52.)

Apr. 21. Tuesday. The morning was cloudy and rainy and we had a very heavy shower at sunset. (T.S.R. 44. 2 P.M. 64. S.S. 47.)

Apr. 22. Wednesday. Forenoon cloudy and afternoon showery. Lilly Greve took the train into Stockton, so as to attend the Flower Carnival there this evening with Theresa. This Carnival is gotten up by the Native Daughters. Hannah went to Lodi to attend the Co. W.C.T.U. Convention. Have written to Ida and Eunice. (T.S.R. 43. 2 P.M. 62. S.S. 50.)

Apr. 23. Thursday. Weather cloudy, windy and rainy. Received a letter from Willie and wrote to Ada. (T.S.R. 46. 2 P.M. 62. S.S. 50.)

Apr. 24. Friday. We are having a regular winter storm-cloudy, windy and rainy. Received letters from George and Ada. (T.S.R. 48. 2 P.M. 62. S.S. 50.)

Apr. 25. Saturday. Afternoon cloudy. Received a letter from Calvin. He has been employed as Assistant Sanitary Engineer in the same office at Brooklyn, New York, where Willie is the Chief. Calvin will now received a salary of $100. per month. He is just elated at his promotion, and we rejoice with him. (T.S.R. 40. 2 P.M. 64. S.S. 50.)

Apr. 26. Sabbath. Showery. As usual, I am too poorly to attend meeting. (T.S.R. 42. 2 P.M. 60. S.S. 48.)

Apr. 27. Monday. Mrs. Clements called this afternoon. I have written to the children in the East and sent to them a photo which Sam. Cohan took of Theresa and the new bridge. (T.S.R. 40. 2 P.M. 62. S.S. 54.)

Apr. 28. Tuesday. Afternoon cloudy. (T.S.R. 42. 2 P.M. 67. S.S. 57.)

Apr. 29. Wednesday. Weather cloudy and showery. This is an unusually wet April. Have written to Scotia. Little Webster is three years old today. (T.S.R. 47. 2 P.M. 60. S.S. 54.)

Date Original

January 1892

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circa 1892-1897


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