Delia Locke


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Mar. 6. T.S.R. 39. 2 P.M. 71. S.S. 64. We arenow having very pleasant weather.The peachtrees have long been inbloom, and the flowers are appearing.Elmer has spent apart of the evening with us.Mar. 7. T.S.R. 44. 2 P.M. 76. S.S. 64. This afternoonhas been very pleasant indeed.As I was sitting, busily occupied withmy sewing, Dr. came in and saidthat I could make Mrs. Holmana call, if I would ride up there ona sled which he was using fordrawing some wood to the dooryard.As I much wished to seeMrs. Holman, I decided to go. So Itook Luther and got upon the sledupon which Dr. had placed a chair.When there, I remarked to Mrs. H.that I could not resist the temptationto take one sleighride, beforethe fine season is over. Luthernow shows himself very fond ofriding both in a carriage andalso on horseback in his father's arms.Mar. 8. Sabbath. T.S.R. 46. 2 P.M. 56. S.S. 52.The weather has been cloudy and rainy.We all attended the S. school andwere obliged to come home in a shower.We did not get very wet, however,for it did not rain very hardand Father Locke had an umbrella,which sheltered three of us.Mar. 9. T.S.R. 47. 2 P.M. 68. S.S. 60. Today, Rev.Mr. Sharp called and dined withus. He tells us that he has preachedthe last sermon to us at present -that he has been appointedto preach in Ione, and cannotcome on this circuit any more.We regret this exceedingly, as wehave just made his acquaintanceand are well interested in him.This custom of the Methodists Ido not like - this changing aboutso much. After dinner, the day beingvery fine, we took a ride. Wefirst stopped at the Indian Rauch area.There are nine or ten of theirhouses clustered together. They haverecently built some new ones, which

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