Delia Locke


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1912. Aug. 19. Mond. Received letter from Ada and wrote to Eureka. Ada and Will Cooke are at Mt. Hermon, Santa Cruz Co. ford a vacation and are enjoying it, only that Will is poorly in health. Howard came in. He is quite poorly with stomach trouble and some things are discouraging, especially the matter of the Creamery building. Mr. Knox of Sacramento, who had leased it for a term of years, lately gave notice he did not wish to rent it any longer his term of lease having expired. So a meeting of the Stockholders was held and authority voted to the Executive Committee, consisting of Pres. Vice Pres. and Secretary, to sell the building Howard, Fred Figge and Will Jones being the Committee. Will Jones, who works at Lodi and goes there daily on his wheel, as he passed Howard early the next morning, called out to him," I have a buyer for the Creamery building," and passed on without saying more. Later it was rumored about town that it had been sold to Myers and Netz for a winery, and part of the purchase money paid down to brid the bargain. So Howard thinks it must have been "cut and dried" beforehand, as not a word was heard about it the night before at the meeting. But if Jones assumed the whole authority without reference to either of the others, it seems the others must ratify it to make it entirely legal. Howard will see what can be done about it, but feels quite discouraged. (T.S.R. 51. 2 P.M. 87. S.S. 75.)

Aug. 20. Tues. Received letter from Theresa and wrote to Ada. Hannah has had a large electric light installed on our lawn - 100 candle power for social purposes. Now with our porch light, the lawn is well lighted, and they are planning a Church Social for next week. (T.S.R. 52. 2 P.M. 81. S.S. 66.)

Aug. 21. Wednes Received letter from Willie and wrote to Theresa. We learn that Wm. Booth, Commander in Chief of the Salvation Army died at his home near London yesterday, over 90 yrs. old and nearly blind. His son will succeed him as Commander. A house came to town on a sled today from Harmony Grove and was set down on Main St. near Mrs. Hatch's . It belongs now to Mr. Donaldson blacksmith - who bought it from Mr. Pope of Harmony Grove. (T.S.R. 50. 2 P.M. 80. S.S. 66.)

Aug. 22. Thurs. Received Post-Card from Bernice, who with the others, is at Seabright, Santa Cruz Co. (T.S.R. 46. 2 P.M. 85. S.S. 72.)

Aug. 23. Fri. Received letter from Ada from Mt. Hermon and wrote to Agnes and the girls, who are at Seabright, sending birthday congratulations to Agnes, who is to have a birthday tomorrow, and Bernice, who was 12 years old yesterday. Ada writes that Will has a badly swollen eye. Lou and Howard came in. Had Dr. Barbour again for weakness. (T.S.R. 50. 2 P.M. 87. S.S. 71.)

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1912. Aug. 24. Sat. Received letter and photos from Eunice and wrote to the children in the East. Rev. Kidder went to French camp with his automobile, and brought Theresa and baby to us, and they came out very comfortably. John Willard is growing and improving fast. (T.S.R. 48. 2 P.M. 81. S.S. 66.)

Aug. 25. Sabbath. Rev. Nesbit of Christian Colony preached this A.M. in exchange with Rev. Kidder. (T.S.R. 46. 2 P.M. 80. S.S. 65.)

Aug. 26. Mond. Have written to Portland. I do not seem to be improving in strength. (T.S.R. 47. 2 P.M. 75. S.S. 62.)

Aug. 27. Tues. Have written to Ada. We are greatly enjoying Theresa's visit with us. (T.S.R. 47. 2 P.M. 77. S.S. 66.)

Aug. 28. Wednes. Received letter from Willie. He writes that the famous "Faith" Monument in Plymouth, Mass to the Pilgrim Father was lately struck by lightning and so injured that it must be taken down and repaired at great expense. Probably it may thus have been a protection to other property in its close vicinity. (T.S.R. 47. 2 P.M. 78. S.S. 64.)

Aug. 29. Thurs. Received letter from Sister Susie. She writes of her own failing eyesight, and that she is taking daily treatment for her eyes. Also that Wallace is confined to bed with sciatic rheumatism and suffering intensely, so that he has some sleepless nights. (T.S.R. 45. 2 P.M. 72. S.S. 66.)

Aug. 30. Friday. This evening the church people have had the first Lawn Social on our lawn since the new electric light was installed there. Considering the busy time, there was a good attendance and all seemed to enjoy it. The lawn was well lighted. (T.S.R. 43. 2 P.M. 80. S.S. 70.)

Aug. 31. Satur. Annual Meeting of the Protection District was held this eve and Luther and the man who has just bought the place of Riley McGary were elected Trustees. Theresa and John Willard left us by late train, and Alma went with them to help in making changes on the R.R. Have written to the children in the East. (T.S.R. 47. 2 P.M. 80. S.S. 70.)

Sept. 1. Sabbath. Eddie came to say goodbye, as he is starting to Seabright Santa Cruz Co. to join his family there. He is quite poorly and ought to have gone before. Hannah has been trying to cook for his diet the things prescribed for him to eat, but he has not seemed to improve. But he has kept at work when he should have remained quiet. He feels confident that he shall improve as soon as he gets the sea air, and no doubt the rest from work will aid him to recover strength. Howard also came in and he, too, is quite poorly. This coming week he starts to exhibit registered stock at the Fairs, first at San Jose. (T.S.R. 54. 2 P.M. 75. S.S. 61.)

Date Original

January 1911

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circa 1911-1915


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