Delia Locke


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1912. Nov. 18. Mond. have written to Eureka. (T.S.R. 32. 2 P.M. 60. S.S. 56.)

Nov. 19. Tues. Weather showery through the middle of the day. The birthday of Willie and Hannah, two earnest workers in the Church. How I would like to record this of each and every one of my dear children! "Not yet," saith the loving Father. Willie is 47 years old, Hannah 45. Willie is S.S. Supt. of a school of more than 200 members, who are now laying plans to enlarge their church building at a cast of $10,000 or more. He is also member of several Committees of the Church, including Finance - most trying of all here, and I suppose there also! Hannah is Assist. Supt. in name, but really chief dependance, organist and, with Laura, chief worker. Willie has his three dear children, wife and mother-in-law to care for - Hannah has the most perplexing problem of caring for Celeste-man-grown at 16 yrs. old, but a child (and worse) in many ways. But she is brave and courageous, nevertheless. Besides, she cares for me continually, denying and sacrificing for me always - bless her heart! Have written to Ada. (T.S.R. 38. 2 P.M. 50. S.S. 47.)

Nov. 20. Wednes. Received letter from Willie and wrote to Susie P. Cornish. Willie sent me the picture and sketch of life of "little Willie" Arnold of N. Abington, as I used to call him when he attended my school for the first in his life, at the age of six years, and learned the alphabet and entered the Second Reader class the first year, so fast did he learn. Now he is candidate for Senator for the State of Massachusetts, a Progressive, as indeed he always was. Will Smith, husband of Sarah Locke, called today. He came from Ferndale to witness the great foot-ball game between Stanford and Berkeley Universities, played last week in "a sea of mud," as the papers reported, resulting in a tie. Warren Smith was one of the Stanford team. Mr. Smith was fascinated by Theresa's baby, and held and petted him. (T.S.R. 34. 2 P.M. 55. S.S. 50.)

Nov. 21. Thurs. Theresa and John Willard left us for home, as Join no longer works for the Mornings, and so they will pack their furniture and dishes and move them to their own place across the road, where they intend to build a bungalow, and where they already have a small shack and barn. besides a well and pump. Annie O'Niel, now Mrs. Ship Hendle, called. I have not seen her for years, and should not have known her, as her hair is snowy gray, although she is younger than Hannah. She and husband came intending to board the train for Stockton, to look after their taxes, but got left, so she came to call while waiting for the auto stage. (T.S.R. 33. 2 P.M. 55. S.S. 50.)

Nov. 22. Fri. A foggy morn and chilly weather. (T.S.R. 30. 2 P.M. 55. S.S. 52.)

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1912. Nov. 23. Sat. Our Ladies Aid had a Food Sale today on Main St. and succeeded remarkably well, clearing $19 50/00, besides receiving a donation of $10. from Winfield Montgomery, by the hand of his little son. We are thankful for his changed attitude towards the things of the Kingdom, owing to the good influence of his wife. Received letters from Ada and Will Cooke, from Alma written at her Mission Station in the Hawaiian Islands, from Eunice, from Mrs. L.H. Britton and postal from Theresa, and wrote to the children in the East. Alma Cooke is pleased with the Islands and the prospect before her. She seems to have fallen in love with them "at first sight." Mrs. Mabel Lopeman Britton has a young baby daughter. (T.S.R. 30. 2 P.M. 52. S.S. 49.)

Nov. 24. Sabbath. Rev. Kidder and Ed. Lipp dined with us. (T.S.R. 32. 2 P.M. 56. S.S. 52.)

Nov. 25. Mond. Have written to Portland and to Mrs. Britton. (T.S.R. 32. 2 P.M. 57. S.S. 52.)

Nov. 26. Tues. Received-Post. Card from Edna Locke from Stockton and wrote to Ada and Theresa. (T.S.R. 2 P.M. S.S.)

Nov. 27. Wednes. The Civics Club met here this P.M. Received postal from Theresa. Elizabeth Westerfield and Edna Locke called. Elizabeth now lives in Stockton, has given up her Peniel Mission work and announces her engagement soon to be married to J. Paul Thommen of Stockton. (T.S.R. 32. 2 P.M. 57. S.S. 53.)

Nov. 28. Thanksgiving Day. Received letter from Willie. He was sick with grippe and wrote while bolstered up in bed. His strenuous trip to us now seems to be telling on his health. We had no company today to dinner except Ed. Lipp, the almost blind boy, who lives alone in our cabin. does his own cooking and chops wood. We think it wonderful that he can do so much. Edna and Elizabeth came in again, also John and Lucy. John is again much better in health. (T.S.R. 30. 2 P.M. 58. S.S. 54.)

Nov. 29. Fri. Weather foggy. Received postal from Theresa. Alma Locke and Myrle came in, also Howard. (T.S.R. 31. 2 P.M. 51. S.S. 45.)

Nov. 30. Satur. Received letter from Ada and Will Cooke and wrote to the children in the East. (T.S.R. 29. 2 P.M. 47. S.S. 44.)

Dec. 1. Sabbath. Weather foggy and cold. Marie came in to say goodbye as she is going back to Stockton, when she and Edna are attending the Normal College. (T.S.R. 28. 2 P.M. 51. S.S. 46.)

Dec. 2. Mond. Still foggy. Received letter from Eunice and wrote to Eureka. (T.S.R. 30. 2 P.M. 50. S.S. 46.)

Date Original

January 1911

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circa 1911-1915


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