Delia Locke


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Mar. 15. and the sing. As I was dressingLuther to take him with me,he showed a great deal of impatience -straightened himself andkicked - so as to make me feelvery badly. But Dr. tells me itis no more than is natural toyoung children, and that it isbest not to notice it at all, andespecially not to threaten to punishhim. I think is good adviceand shall try to follow it.And if, when he is older, I find occasionto punish him for any fault,I must do it without threateninghim before hand, until he begins todoubt my truth, as some do.Mar. 16. T.S.R. 49. 2 P.M. 72. S.S. 65. This isthe birthday of the little Frenchemperor. He is now a year old.Luther is today eleven months old,and weighs twenty-four pounds.He seems to be growing intelligentvery fast. I have no doubt heunderstands a great deal of whatis said to him. He will now standMar. 16. by chairs and by the side of the housevery firmly. He loves to sit in myrocking - Chair, with his feet stuckthrough a place in the back, andthus he will rock himself. He has nomore teeth than he had a monthago. He is very fond of riding, bothon horseback with his father, or ina carriage. He makes very free withgrandpa's whiskers and spectaclespulling them at his pleasure. Andhis grandfather, who is veryfond of him, suffers him to do so.I do not believe the littleFrench emperor is beloved more thanour little boy.Mar. 17. T.S.R. 44. 2 P.M. 72. S.S. 66. Mr.Nelson R. Barton made us ashort call today. He thinks of goingeast by the next steamer.Mar. 18. T.S.R. 48. 2 P.M. 75. S.S. 64. TheBridgewater, Mass. Normal School commencestoday, and if Sister Susanhas concluded to attend, she isprobably there. I hope she is notthere, for that will preclude all

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