Delia Locke


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1897. Feb. 20. Saturday. Received a letter from Calvin and wrote to him Specially and to them all in the East. (T.S.R. 38. 2 P.M. 46. S.S. 43.)

Feb. 21. Sabbath. Received a letter from Ida. (T.S.R. 33. 2 P.M. 46. S.S. 43.)

Feb. 22. Monday. Have written to George. The Eagle Drug Store of Stockton Gives out a key with each single purchase amounting to fifty cents or more, and we have for a long time taken keys with our purchases, but this is the first time any of us have got the lucky key which unlocks the box where ten dollars in gold is deposited. Today Howard got the ten dollars drawings once a month. (T.S.R. 31. 2 P.M. 49. S.S. 45.)

Feb. 23. Tuesday. Received a letter from Willie and wrote to Scotia. Willie has made a short visit to Horace and family in Sturbridge. He reports them all well and prospering. (T.S.R. 32. 2 P.M. 52. S.S. 48.)

Feb. 24. Wednesday. Lovely spring weather. (T.S.R. 32. 2 P.M. 55. S.S. 50.)

Feb. 25. Thursday. Received a letter from Ada and one from Eddie, and wrote to Ada. The Annual meeting of the Ladies Aid Society was held at Aunt Susie's, and the following officers were elected: President, Maud Locke, Vice Pres. Ora Allen, Sec, Hannah D. Treasurer, Lilla Locke. (T.S.R. 35. 2 P.M. 59. S.S. 55.)

Feb. 26. Friday. Received a letter from George and wrote to the children in the East. (T.S.R. 38. 2 P.M. 63. S.S. 56.)

Feb. 27. Saturday. Received letters from Horace, his wife Eunice, and Calvin. (T.S.R. 43. 2 P.M. 66. S.S. 55.)

Feb. 28. Sabbath. Afternoon cloudy. I am never able to attend meeting, but am thankful to be able to be out of bed, and to read on Sundays and write and sew on other days. (T.S.R. 42. 2 P.M. 63. S.S. 58.)

Mar. 1 Monday. We had very heavy showers in the early morning. March comes in "like a lion". The afternoon was cloudy. Have written to Geo. (T.S.R. 44. 2 P.M. 56. S.S. 49.)

Mar. 2 Tuesday. A cloudy day and a rainy night. Received letters from Willie and Ada, and wrote to Scotia. Willie spurns the idea of there

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1897. being inherited insanity in our family, as some are asserting since John G.'s death and Weldon's temporary insanity. Willie thus agrees with me in the opinion that every case of insanity that has appeared can be fully accounted for the attendant circumstances. (T.S.R. 44. 2 P.M. 50. S.S. 46.)

Mar 3. Wednesday. Have written to mother. The sore on her ankle has been so bad that she has not walked for nine days, and has been obliged to sit with her foot elevated all that time. (T.S.R. 39. 2 P.M. 58. S.S. 54.)

Mar. 4. Thursday. Cloudy weather with light showers. William McKinley and Hobart were today inaugurated as President and Vice President of these United States. Now we shall hope for better times financially. Received a letter from Eunice and wrote to Ada. Eunice writes that they have just received photos of Mr. Webster's grandfather and grandmother Warren, who live in Prince Edward's Isle. They are 82 years old and have been married 63 years a remarkable record! They are his mother's parents, but his mother died years ago. (T.S.R. 40. 2 P.M. 58. S.S. 50.)

Mar. 5. Friday. Cloudy and rainy. Received a letter from George, and wrote to the children in the East. (T.S.R. 44. 2 P.M. 49. S.S. 45.)

Mar. 6. Saturday. Weather still cloudy, windy and very rainy. Received letter from Willie, Calvin and Ida. (T.S.R. 43. 2 P.M. 43. S.S. 40.)

Mar. 7. Sabbath. Still cloudy with light showers of rain and some hail. We learn that Dr. Forte is very feeble - does not walk out of his room to the lounge any more, as he has been in the habit of doing each morning. (T.S.R. 36. 2 P.M. 51. S.S. 43.)

Mar. 8. Monday. Still cloudy with heavy showers, and the most perfect rainbow at night that I ever saw, lasting for about a half hour. Parts of rainbows have appeared for several nights lately. We learn that Mrs. Henry Ward Bucher died in Connecticut today. Howard has gone to San Francisco to make a sale of some horses. (T.S.R. 37. 2 P.M. 50. S.S. 46.)

Date Original

January 1892

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circa 1892-1897


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