Delia Locke


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1897. Nov. 16. Tuesday. Received a letter from Mrs. Joan Bates and wrote to Ida, Eunice and Theresa. Mrs. Bates wrote to all the friends giving particulars of Amy Blanchard's death. It seems she had that day eaten a number of rather indigestible things, among them quite a quantity of checker berries which she hand picked, also cranberries, and gases were formed in her stomach that caused her death. It seems almost like the throwing away of a valuable life. (T.S.R. 30. 2 P.M. 58. S.S. 52.)

Nov. 17. Wednesday. Have written to George. (T.S.R. 32. 2 P.M. 64. S.S. 58.)

Nov. 18. Thursday. Received letters from Mrs. Perks and Ada and wrote to Ada and Robert. The Perks's like their new home in San Francisco. He is pastor of the Cooper Memorial Church. (T.S.R. 37. 2 P.M. 69. S.S. 60.)

Nov. 19 Friday. Weather a little cloudy. Have written to Mother. This is the birthday of Willie and Hannah. Willie thirtytwo and Hannah thirty years old. Willie is now as old as his father was when he was married, and he is striving earnestly to get property enough ahead to justify his taking the same step. He has cancelled his debt for his education, and as his salary has been raised to $3000. per annum, he feels hopeful, he says, that he can soon have a home of his own. Hannah, with her newly-adopted son, also feels happy, but would be happier in her own home (T.S.R. 41. 2 P.M. 67. S.S. 60.)

Nov. 20. Saturday. Weather still cloudy. Received letters from Calvin and Eunice and wrote to the children in the East. Eunice is planning to come home with Theresa to make us a visit, to start Dec. 2nd. (T.S.R. 56. 2 P.M. 58. S.S. 54.)

Nov. 21. Sabbath. Still cloudy. A church meeting was held after the S. school and a committee of two chosen. Aunt Susie and Laura Brewel. to see Rev. Patterson of Lodi and awake arrangements with him to come and preach for us on Sabbath afternoons, until we can have a pastor of our own, which we hope may be in the spring. (T.S.R. 46. 2 P.M. 55. S.S. 50.)

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1897. Nov. 22. Mond. Weather still cloudy. Received a letter from Ida. Jimmy Thorp is here, as, it being Institute week, There is vacation in the schools. (T.S.R. 42. 2 P.M. 57 S.S. 56.)

Nov. 23. Tuesday. Mourning rainy. Received a letter from George and wrote to Ida, Eunice and Theresa. George says he has received two invitations for Thanksgiving, one from Ada, the other from the Jacob's family. (T.S.R. 46. 2 P.M. 55. S.S. 50.)

Nov. 24. Wednes. Morning rainy, and the rest of the day a little cloudy. Received letters from Ada and Will Cooke and wrote to George. (T.S.R. 46. 2 P.M. 53. S.S. 46.)

Nov. 25. Thursday. Morning foggy. This is Thanksgiving Day and we have no company. Instead, we have fewer to dinner than usual, as Howard invited Mr. Hunshaw, Jim Thorp and John to eat dinner with him. There were union Thanksgiving services in our church at 11 A.M. - preaching by Rev. Ewing of the M.E. church. Received a letter from mother and wrote to Ada. (T.S.R. 34. 2 P.M 49. S.S. 45.)

Nov. 26. Friday. Forenoon foggy. Have written to Mother. (T.S.R. 31. 2 P.M. 49. S.S. 45.)

Nov. 27. Saturday. Forenoon foggy. Howard went to Stockton and paid the first instalment San Joaquin Co. taxes. Received letters from Willie, Calvin, George and Will Cooke, and wrote to Eastern children. (T.S.R. 33. 2 P.M. 50. S.S. 46.)

Nov. 28. Sabbath. Morning foggy. At the adjourned church meeting after the S. school, it was reported by the Committee that Rev. Patterson has consented to supply our pulpit on pulpit on Sabbath afternoons for a while, to be paid at the rate of $250. a year. (T.S.R. 31. 2 P.M. 50. S.S. 49.)

Nov. 29. Monday. Have written to Ada. (T.S.R. 35. 2 P.M. 60 S.S. 54.)

Nov. 30. Tuesday. Received a letter from Ada and wrote to George. (T.S.R. 44. 2 P.M. 60. S.S. 56.)

Dec. 1. Wednesday. North windy. Have written to Ida, Eunice and Theresa. (T.S.R. 45. 2 P.M. 58 S.S. 53.)

Date Original

January 1892

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circa 1892-1897


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