Delia Locke


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1918. Jan. 20. Sabbath Three women joined our Church - a fourth not being able to come - Jessie Votaw Harrison, Ethel Coil and Vyra Votaw - I have been so poorly that I have had three visits from Dr. Barbour. (T.S.R. 33. 2 P.M. 54. S.S. 47.)

Jan. 21. Mon. Am a little better. (T.S.R. 34. 2 P.M. 53. S.S. 49.)

Jan. 22. Tues. Hannah wrote for me to Portland. (T.S.R. 31. 2 P.M. 51. S.S. 47.)

Jan. 23. Wed. Hannah wrote for me to Ada. Beacon (Mrs. Bedford) and her baby Bettie came from Grass Valley to visit Theresa. The babe is a fine child. (T.S.R. 30. 2 P.M. 50. S.S. 45.)

Jan. 24. Thurs. Received letters from Willie and Ada - Am about the same in health. (T.S.R. 35. 2 P.M. 59. S.S. 56.)

Jan.25. Fri. Weather cloudy. Mrs. Hatch came to see me. They now live in Lodi. (T.S.R. 34. 2 P.M. 55. S.S. 52.)

Jan. 26. Sat. Now the north wind blows to make things more discouraging Hannah has written for me to the children in the East. Beacon gave me a most beautiful cyclamen plant. I gain very slowly. (T.S.R. 38. 2 P.M. 58. S.S. 54.)

Jan. 27. Sabbath. Edward. Howard and Horace Hammond came to see me - Hannah stayed from S. School with me, which I much regretted. (T.S.R. 38. 2 P.M. 56. S.S. 53.)

Jan. 28. Mon. Hannah wrote for me to Eureka. (T.S.R. 32. 2 P.M. 58. S.S. 53.)

Jan. 29. Tues. Bro. Horace came and fixed our clock. I improve slowly. (T.S.R. 33. 2 P.M. 60. S.S. 56.)

Jan. 30. Wed. Howard and Bro. Horace came to see me Sat up a little longer today. (T.S.R. 36. 2 P.M. 53. S.S. 50.)

Jan. 31. Thurs. Horace came to say goodbye. Agnes sent pigeon dressed to tempt my appetite, which is exceedingly poor. Edwr and Agnes are very attentive. (T.S.R. 29. 2 P.M. 54. S.S. 49.)

Feb. 1. Fri. Weather cloudy. Ada came to help us - Received letters from Eunice Webster and from Adelaide - The latter wrote that they had had zero weather for 42 days, while fuel is scares and hard to get - Hannah went to Stockton with James Thorp. (T.S.R. 36. 2 P.M. 54. S.S. 50.)

Feb. 2. Sat. Foggy morning. Have been up more today - Hannah wrote for me to the children in the East. (T.S.R. 40. 2 P.M. 53. S.S. 51.)

Feb. 3. Sabbath. Church services as usual. Ada stayed with me through the morning service and Hannah in the evening Edw. came in. (T.S.R. 35. 2 P.M. 60. S.S. 56.)

Feb. 4. Mond. Weather cloudy and rainy - Rain is very welcome - Sat up a little longer. Ada wrote for me to Willie Shall be happy when I can write my own letters, and am not so helpless. (T.S.R. 38. 2 P.M. 60. S.S. 56.)

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1918. Feb. 5. Tues. Still cloudy and rainy. Ada wrote for me to the children in the East. (T.S.R. 45. 2 P.M. 60. S.S. 53.)

Feb. 6. Wed. Forenoon rainy. We have had a good rain this time which will be of untold benefit to the country. Received letter from Ida and from Horace. Ida had received another letter from Irving. He has gone practically all around the world - first, in Pacific waters, and now in the Atlantic - and bless the Lord! He hath preserved him. I have been sitting up a little today. (T.S.R. 52. 2 P.M. 60. S.S. 57.)

Feb. 7. Thurs. Cloudy and rainy. I have been up for a short time today but in the night have severe pleurisy pains - called the doctor Lusther came in. (T.S.R. 47. 2 P.M. 60. S.S. 54.)

Feb. 8. Fri. We are now having lovely weather. and everything is growing rapidly. James Thorp is plowing the top of the hill here, so as to plant a few vegetables - A letter received from Eunice Webster tells of Dean's desire to enlist in the Army. With all his prospect of a fine career as an electrician, and the desire of the Westinghouse to retain him in their employ, he feels he is not doing his duty unless he offers all his service to the country. She hopes he will come home to talk it over with her, but he does not propose to do so. (T.S.R. 38. 2 P.M. 61. S.S. 57.)

Feb. 9. Satur. Received letter from Benton - Hannah wrote for me to the children in the East. Mrs. Daley came to see me, to make, as she says, her "Annual Call", but I was not able to receive her. She brought an old photo from a Starkweather girl who once lived at the Lockeford House, of a group assembled on the front porch, to see if we could recognize the different ones, but we could not. (T.S.R. 39. 2 P.M. 63. S.S. 59.)

Feb. 10. Sabbath. Church services as usual. Ada stayed with me while Hannah attended them. (T.S.R. 38. 2 P.M. 62. S.S. 59.)

Feb. 11. Mon. Sat up a little. Hannah wrote for me to Eureka. Myrle has returned to Lane Hospital to complete her training as a nurse, which has been interrupted by her needed presence at home - We are glad for her that she has the opportunity, and hope it will not be the worse for her mother, who is so burdend with care. Lou has a good helper as cook, in Mrs. Floyd. (T.S.R. 40. 2 P.M. 62. S.S. 56.)

Feb. 12. Tues. Laura's Birthday. Received call from Mrs. Daley. The weather is cloudy and rainy. Two Mrs. Daley's sons - Allen and Oscar, have enlisted in the Army. Allen is the husband of Mrs. Eunice Condict - They have not, as yet been assigned to duty. (T.S.R. 44. 2 P.M. 55. S.S. 52.)

Date Original

January 1916

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circa 1916-1918


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