Delia Locke


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1912. Sept. 2. Mond. Have written to Eureka. (T.S.R. 45. 2 P.M. 73. S.S. 63.)

Sept. 3. Tues. Beginning about midnight, it rained for four hours quite steadily and the day was cloudy. Received postal from Theresa and wrote to Ada. The Church Trustees met here this P.M. because Rev. kidder is leaving for a three-weeks vacation. He had the blue print of the new Meetinghouse for us to examine and pass upon made by Mr. Schroeder of Lodi. The cost of the additions and alterations is estimated at about $2000. and over $1000, is already subscribed. Voted to pay Rev. Kidder for his time used in circulating the subscription paper. The Primary Election for nomination of Presidential Candidates was held today and County Officers Lockeford voted majority for Theodore Roosevelt. (T.S.R. 47. 2 P.M. 65. S.S. 56.)

Sept. 4. Wednes. Have written to Theresa. Laura called, also Aunt Susie The news Aunt Susie brought was not cheering. Her eyesight is failing, and spectacles cannot help her. The expert whom her family always consults says he can do nothing for her, as he thinks white spots are growing on the inner sides of her eyes next the brain, and he fears they will continue to grow until the eye is covered, causing blindness. She is being treated by another expert, who gives her little encouragement. This seems dreadful! We pray the affliction may be but temporary. Her son Wallace is confined to bed with sciatic rheumatism, suffering great pain. Sometimes he cannot sleep at all whole nights for pain. (T.S.R. 48. 2 P.M. 67. S.S. 60.)

Sept. 5. Thurs. Weather cloudy and a little rainy. It has not been really fair since the big rain of Tues. We have had over an inch of rain this month. Received letter from Robert Cooke and a Post-Card from Eddie. He reports five times at Seabright and that he gained four lbs. in two days, and all the others are gaining. (T.S.R. 46. 2 P.M. 69. S.S. 58.)

Sept. 6. Fri. Still cloudy and a little rainy. George came in and reports that Estelle and the little girls have gone to Big Trees and Dorrington, where her two sisters already are. She went with her brother Carter. The day they left, a teamster came down from Big Trees and reported one and one-half inches of snow there. We hope they have clothing enough to keep them comfortable. Wrote Post-Card to Eddie. (T.S.R. 55. 2 P.M. 57. S.S. 54.)

Sept. 7. Sat. We learn that to Lottie and Tip Anderson a second son was born yesterday. Received letter from Ada and Will Cooke and wrote to the children in the East. (T.S.R. 48. 2 P.M. 65. S.S. 60.)

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1912. Sept. 8. Sabbath. My baby girl, Theresa is today thirtythree years old, and is herself the Mother of a dear little boy. With the skill and training of a trained nurse, she is making a model mother, and John Willard is being reared on good sound principles physically, and I long for her to know the full joys of a spiritually consecrated mother-hood. Father, bless them, is my constant prayer A Mr. Jensen of Stockton, Preached this A.M. in Rev, Kidder's absense, and dined here. They are breaking the Sabbath in Stockton, by having a very noisy Admission Day celebration, that began yesterday and does not close till tomorrow night. (T.S.R. 48. 2 P.M. 69. S.S. 64.)

Sept. 9. Mond. Received letters from Susie R. Cornish. Eunice and Theresa, and photos of Susie's little boys, Richard and Robert and their Hospital building, and wrote to Portland. Theresa writes that she had the pleasure of Miss Cain's company on her birthday. which was the more pleasant as Jim was at the Santa Clara County Fair, and otherwise she might have been rather lonely Susie's little baby boy much resembles his brother. (T.S.R. 49. 2 P.M. 77. S.S. 70.)

Sept. 10. Tues. Have written to Ada and to Robert. I still continue weak. (T.S.R. 48. 2 P.M. 80. S.S. 70.)

Sept. 11. Wednes. Received letter from Willie and wrote to Theresa. Willie writes the most surprising and unexpected news that he is about to start for Cal. to make us a visit, and is planning to go to Portland first to visit Eunice, on his way home. This we think is fine policy, as when he was here last, fourteen yrs ago, he did not meet Eunice at all. (T.S.R. 52. 2 P.M. 84. S.S. 77.)

Sept. 12. Thurs. Received letters from Ida and Lottie, Post-Card from Edna and wrote letter to Lottie and postal to Eunice, to inform her of the expected visit of Willie. Edna announces that they intend to return home from Seabright next Sat. Lottie simply announces the birth of her second son, to whom they have given the name of Howard Garland. Laura came in. She and Hannah were the only members of the Ladies Aid who attended the meeting here today. Some are away, others working in the fruit. It seems to be left to them to keep the various institutions in running order. (T.S.R. 50. 2 P.M. 85. S.S. 78.)

Sept. 13. Fri. Received letter from Ada and Will Cooke. They are again at home at their usual work. (T.S.R. 53. 2 P.M. 87. S.S. 78.)

Sept. 14. Sat. Have written to the children in the East. Eddie and family returned from Seabright and Eddie came in. He is much improve

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January 1911

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