Delia Locke


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1913. Feb. 10. Mond. Morning foggy. Hannah and Laura went to attend the Missionary Conference of the A.B.C F.M. and the Women's Societies in Sacramento. They went by buggy to Young's and there boarded the Traction Cars. Have written to Portland. (T.S.R. 34. 2 P.M. 51. S.S. 54.)

Feb. 11. Tues. Foggy A.M. Hannah and Laura returned from Sac. having had a pleasant and profitable time. Have written to Ada. (T.S.R. 33. 2 P.M. 55. S.S. 52.)

Feb. 12. Wednes. Morning foggy. Laura came in. This is her birthday. Received a letter from Willie. (T.S.R. 35. 2 P.M. 58. S.S. 55.)

Feb. 13. Thurs. Another foggy morning. Ladies Aid was appointed to meet here today but no one came - a very singular occurrence. LAura was out of town, or she would have come. (T.S.R. 34. 2 P.M. 60. S.S. 56.)

Feb. 14. Fri. Another foggy morning. Received a letter from Lizzie McLellan and wrote to Rev. Kidder. Lizzie is still in British Columbia, where she has been since the birth of Alice's babe. Alice has been seriously ill but is better now and the babe has been put upon the bottle. Mrs. Kerr called this A.M. - looks old and disheveled - is trying to find another home, as she has sold her place. This evening there has been a pleasant Valentine party at Laura's of Hannah's and her own S.S. Classes, with birthday gifts to Laura. (T.S.R. 37. 2 P.M. 60. S.S. 58.)

Feb. 15. Sat. Today I have signed a new Will in the presence of Mr. Ambrose and Dr. Barbour as witnesses, Mr. Garretson officiating as Justice of the Peace. Received letters from Will and Ada Cooke and Alma, also Eunice, and wrote to the children in the East Neil has developed a case of mumps, contracted at Lodi High School, which he is attending. So they may also become epidemic here. (T.S.R. 36. 2 P.M. 63. S.S. 58.)

Feb. 16. Sabbath. Again Rev. Davidson officiated at the services. (T.S.R. 38. 2 P.M. 63. S.S. 56.)

Feb. 17. Mon. The morning was cloudy, but soon a heavy north wind sprang up and blew the clouds away, to the disappointment of many who are eagerly looking for rain. Have written to Eureka. (T.S.R. 42. 2 P.M. 57. S.S. 52.)

Feb. 18. Tues. The discouraging north wind still blows. Have written to Ada. (T.S.R. 31. 2 P.M. 50. S.S. 45.)

Feb. 19. Wednes. The dreadful north wind still blows the dust about as if it were the summer time. James Hammond is 18 yrs. old and Hester

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1913. Cooke is now nineteen, and in her second year in University of Cal. James is in Senior year in Lodi High School. Both are young persons of promise. Received a letter from Willie. This P.M. there was a meeting of the Mothers of the Civics Club here, with a good attendance and refreshments followed. This seemed to indicate good interests, for the north wind was certainly a hindrance. (T.S.R. 31. 2 P.M. 52. S.S. 46.)

Feb. 20. Thurs. Weather cloudy. Georgiana is now five years old. Received letter from Ida, Valentine from Delia of her own making and wrote to Rev. Wallace. Rev. Rathbone came in to talk over ministerial supply matters. He has no pastor for us at present. he is on his way to Loomis and Lincoln. John Willard is today eight months old weighs 21 lbs. and has six teeth - four upper and two under ones. He sits alone, plays peek-a-boo and pat-a-cake, and is so full of antics as to afford us constant amusement. When awake, he comes as near being "perpetual motion" personified, as any little one I ever saw. I will now record a marriage of over a month ago. Elisabeth Westerfield and John Paul Thommen of Stockton were married in Sac. Jan. 18th (T.S.R. 26. 2 P.M. 52. S.S. 46.)

Feb. 21. Fri. We had a light rain in the early morning followed by a cloudy day. Received letter from Ada and Will Cooke. (T.S.R. 31. 2 P.M. 45. S.S. 38.)

Feb. 22. Sat. Morning foggy. Received letters from Eunice and Rebecca and wrote to the children in the East. They have had deep snow in Portland and Eunice sends a photo of it, taken by Locke. Unusually cold. (T.S.R. 24. 2 P.M. 48. S.S. 43.)

Feb. 23. Sabbath. Cloudy weather. All are hoping for more rain. Rev. Davidson supplied the pulpit as usual and in the P.M. there was an Anti- Saloon talk in our Church by a Mr. Ross of Modesto. (T.S.R. 33. 2 P.M. 51. S.S. 48.)

Feb. 24. Mond. Still cloudy but no welcome rain Received letter from Adelaide and wrote to Portland. (T.S.R. 39. 2 P.M. 49. S.S. 42.)

Feb. 25. Tues. The forenoon was cloudy. Have written to Ada. (T.S.R. 32. 2 P.M. 55. S.S. 52.)

Feb. 26. Wednes. Morning cloudy. Received letter from Willie and photos of John Fillmore from Adelaide and Calvin. (T.S.R. 33. 2 P.M. 52. S.S. 45.)

Date Original

January 1911

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circa 1911-1915


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