Delia Locke


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1918. Feb. 13. Wednes Weather lovely and Spring like. Sat up a short time. (T.S.R. 40. 2 P.M. 56. S.S. 52.)

Feb. 14. Thurs. Weather cloudy and showery - a change for the better for the good of growing things - and much needed. Received letters from Willie and Susie Cornish and Valentine from John Fillmore Lock. (T.S.R. 40. 2 P.M. 56. S.S. 52.)

Feb. 15. Fri. Have been up a short time. Hannah attended Ladies Aid while Ada stayed with me. Lou came in - dear Lou - she is weary and worn. (T.S.R. 38. 2 P.M. 52. S.S. 48.)

Feb. 16. Satur. Theresa went to Stockton today with James. Received a letter from Eunice, and Hannah wrote for me to the children in the East. (T.S.R. 34. 2 P.M. 54. S.S. 50.)

Feb. 17. Sabbath. At Church Services today they carried out a program in the interest of the American Miss - Association. Ada stayed with me while Hannah went. (T.S.R. 44. 2 P.M. 56. S.S. 52.)

Feb. 18. Mon. Sat up a little while - Hannah wrote for me to Eureka. The night was rainy. (T.S.R. 35. 2 P.M. 50. S.S. 48.)

Feb. 19. Tues. A cloudy day and rainy night - Have been out of bed a little while This is the birthday of Hester Cooke and James Hammond - both far away from home - 23 yrs. old. (T.S.R. 37. 2 P.M. 43. S.S. 43.)

Feb. 20. Wed. We had a north windy night and I had a hard time with asthma, but am a little better today. (T.S.R. 42. 2 P.M. 52. S.S. 50.)

Feb. 21. Thurs. Weather cloudy and rainy - Alma Cooke came for a short visit. Received letter from Willie. They are carrying out a Campaign for greater S. School Efficiency, and Rev. Pierson and Mrs. Woodberry were here in our Church as speakers. Have been up a little. (T.S.R. 48. 2 P.M. 43. S.S. 43.)

Feb.22. Fri. Mrs. Siegel came for a call - as full of her troubles as ever - not a comforter - I was hardly able to enjoy her. Stays. The night was rainy. (T.S.R. 45. 2 P.M. 50. S.S. 47.)

Feb. 23. Sat. Alma Cooke went Sat up a short time - was not able to see Rev. Rathbone, who called to see me. Received letter from Eunice. Hannah wrote East. (T.S.R. 45. 2 P.M. 51. S.S. 50.)

Feb. 24. Sabbath. Church Services as usual. Hannah attended S. School and Ada attended Church - The weather was lovely and invigorating. (T.S.R. 51. 2 P.M. 56. S.S. 50.)

Feb. 25. Mon. Received letter from Horace and Hannah wroter for me to Portland. Sat up a short time. Albert Brown died. (T.S.R. 35. 2 P.M. 54. S.S. 51.)

Feb. 26. Tues. The weather is lovely. Another letter came from Horace by way of Framingham Everything is now growing apace, but they are having cold and seven weather in the East - Have been up a little - have not been confined to bed all day at any time. (T.S.R. 40. 2 P.M. 58. S.S. 52.)

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1918. Feb. 27. Wed. The north wind flows today. I have been up a little while, although it is not favorable for me. (T.S.R. 38. 2 P.M. 58. S.S. 54.)

Feb. 28. Thurs. After the Stormy wind the weather is again lovely. And Hannah has attended the funeral of Albert Brown. According to his request, he was taken into no church, so the services were conducted on the cemetery ground at Brick Church under the auspices of Odd Fellows Lou came in to see me - she is poorly in health. (T.S.R. 37. 2 P.M. 60. S.S. 55.)

March. 1. Fri. Lovely weather - Hannah attended meeting of the W.C.T.U. Ada was with me and wrote far me to Portland while I was up for a short time. James Thorp is 39 yrs. old - Alma Ambrose also had a birthday - is still in Washington D.C. So they could not celebrate, as they have often done. (T.S.R. 40. 2 P.M. 63. S.S. 59.)

Mar.2.2. Sat. Hannah went to Stockton with James - Ada was with me and wrote to the children in the East while I sat up a little. (T.S.R. 40. 2 P.M. 66. S.S. 60.)

Mar. 3. Sabbath. Church services as usual and Hannah attended, while Ada was with me - The Thorps were entertained at Bruml's at a birthday dinner for James. (T.S.R. 40. 2 P.M. 63. S.S. 60.)

Mar. 4. Mon. Weather cloudy. Hannah was poorly today but wrote for me to Portland. (T.S.R. 46. 2 P.M. 54. S.S. 51.)

Mar. 5. Tues. The situation remains the same. Hannah is sick - Theresa also, and Ada is the only nurse for us all - doing her best - dear faithful Ada! Weather still cloudy - rain is needed. (T.S.R. 38. 2 P.M. 54. S.S. 50.)

Mar. 6. Wed. Welcome rain has come today - otherwise the situation remains unchanged. (T.S.R. 40. 2 P.M. 46. S.S. 46.)

Mar. 7. Thurs. Still the welcome rain falls - otherwise the situation with our family is the same - Howard came in - also Lou. (T.S.R. 45. 2 P.M. 45. S.S. 43.)

Mar. 8. Fri. Hannah and myself are a little improved in health - Rev. Sahlstrom came in. (T.S.R. 40. 2 P.M. 53. S.S. 47.)

Mar. 9. Satur. Hannah wrote for me to the children in the East. Mrs. Inglis came to see me. It has been a long time since I have seen her, and I was delighted to see her - She, too, is not well - is growing older. (T.S.R. 36. 2 P.M. 50. S.S. 54.)

Mar. 10. Sabbath. Still the welcome rain falls. Church services were as usual and Hannah attended in the morning and Ada in the evening. (T.S.R. 46. 2 P.M. 47. S.S. 46.)

Mar. 11. Mon. Still cloudy and rainy - James went to a meeting at Davis, and came home very sick from acute indigestion, but Theresa soon helped him to recover - Hannah wrote for me to Eureka - Lou came in. (T.S.R. 51. 2 P.M. 55. S.S. 52.)

Date Original

January 1916

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circa 1916-1918


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