Delia Locke


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1913. Sept. 15. Mond. Received letters from [?] and Theresa and wrote to Portland. Hannah has been at work with Rev. Sahlstrom overhauling the Church Organ which has been neglected as they now use the Piano. (T.S.R. 53. 2 P.M. 92. S.S. 85.)

Sept. 16. Tues. Have written to Ada. (T.S.R. 56. 2 P.M. 96. S.S. 88.)

Sept. 17. Wednes. There has been a party on us Laura this P.M. for the little S. School children with ice cream served to them and all seemed to enjoy it. Have written to Theresa. (T.S.R. 63. 2 P.M. 99. S.S. 86.)

Sept. 18. Thurs. Have received a batch of letters today - indeed very enjoyable. They were from Willie, Ida, Eunice, Ada, Alma and Will Cooke. (T.S.R. 63. 2 P.M. 98. S.S. 86.)

Sept. 19. Friday. Have written to Bro. Josiah. Hannah entertained her S.S Class in the evening with ice cream. (T.S.R. 63. 2 P.M. 94. S.S. 78.)

Sept. 20. Sat. Cloudy weather with just a sprinkling of rain. Have written to the children in the East. (T.S.R. 57. 2 P.M. 78. S.S. 71.)

Sept. 21. Sabbath. Services as usual. (T.S.R. 56. 2 P.M. 81. S.S. 70.)

Sept. 22. Mon. North windy. Received a letter from Theresa and wrote to Eureka. (T.S.R. 52. 2 P.M. 79. S.S. 73.)

Sept. 23. Tues. Still the north wind blows. Received a letter from Willie and wrote to Ada. (T.S.R. 53. 2 P.M. 80. S.S. 72.)

Sept. 24. Wednes. We hear the Bates of the M.E. Church pastorate is sent back to Lockeford for another year and we are sorry. Rev. Rathbone tried to induce the Bishop to refrain from sending any supply here for the M.E. Church, representing that no such was needed. One might as well talk to the wind. Have written to Theresa. (T.S.R. 44. 2 P.M. 76. S.S. 69.)

Sept. 25. Thurs. Our Ladies Aid met here. (T.S.R. 44. 2 P.M. 80. S.S. 69.)

Sept. 26. Fri. Received a letter from Ada and Will Cooke and wrote to Lizzie McLellan. (T.S.R. 47. 2 P.M. 80. S.S. 74.)

Sept. 27. Sat. Received a letter and a book ("The Old Nest") from Eunice and wrote to the children in the East. Eunice also sent to us photos of the place and of me which she took while here (Kodak pictures), and a hair net and sweeping cap to Hannah. (T.S.R. 48. 2 P.M. 82. S.S. 72.)

Sept. 28. Sabbath. Our workers had made elaborate preparations for the S. School Rally Day, but only a few of the parents attended. Too bad that they show such indifference. It is discouraging. (T.S.R. 45. 2 P.M. 74. S.S. 63.)

Sept. 29. Mon. North windy. Received letters from Bro. Josiah and from Theresa and wrote to Portland. Rain would be welcomed by many but not by vineyardists. (T.S.R. 45. 2 P.M. 70. S.S. 67.)

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1913. Sept. 30. Tues. We are delighted with the change in the weather to cooler. All through the time of the State Fair it was so hot that there was much sickness and suffering. Julius B. became so ill that he came home before its close. James Thorp and Howard were ill but remained to the end. I think I never suffered more from heat than at that time. And now a new affliction has befallen me. When I tried to write today I found I had so much palsy in my hands that I could not steady them sufficiently. I spent the most of the A.M. in trying to write one page to Ada, and finally Hannah had to finish the letter. (I am writing this weeks afterward.) Received letter from Willie. Will Moore came in to say goodbye. He is starting to Kansas to visit relatives. (T.S.R. 50. 2 P.M. 79. S.S. 77.)

Oct. 1. Wednes. We had rain in the night. Received a letter from Lizzie McLellan and Hannah wrote to Theresa for me. (T.S.R. 46. 2 P.M. 85. S.S. 80.)

Oct. 2. Thurs. No writing for me today. (T.S.R. 50. 2 P.M. 86. S.S. 74.)

Oct. 3. Friday. As soon as Theresa heard of my misfortune, she came at once to see me - the dear girl! And she and Hannah are doing everything they can help me. Dr. Barbour is giving me medicine, and Hannah is faithfully using the "Arnold's Massage Vibrator" on me. (T.S.R. 48. 2 P.M. 78. S.S. 68.)

Oct. 4. Sat. Theresa wrote for me to the children in the East. Received a letter from Ada and Will Cooke. Mrs. Maynard, working for the "Volunteers of America," a branch of the Salvation Army came in. (T.S.R. 42. 2 P.M. 66. S.S. 60.)

Oct. 5. Sabbath. Mrs. Maynard spoke in our Church in the evening. Laura came in to see me. (T.S.R. 46. 2 P.M. 62. S.S. 55.)

Oct. 6. Mon. There was frost on the bottoms this morning which killed the potatoes. Theresa wrote for me to Eureka. (T.S.R. 37. 2 P.M. 73. S.S. 73.)

Oct. 7. Tues. The morning was cloudy. Theresa and John Willard left for home. Hannah wrote for me to Ada. Lucy came in to see me. (T.S.R. 53. 2 P.M. 77. S.S. 76.)

Oct. 8. Wednes. Hannah wrote for me to Theresa. Received letter from Willie. Mrs. Stevens, landlady at the Lockeford House, called. (T.S.R. 59. 2 P.M. 72. S.S. 62.)

Oct. 9. Thurs. The "Gamboa Dyke," so called, the last obstruction at the digging of the Panama Canal, was blown up by dynamite, at the pressing of an electric button by the President at Washington. D.C. When they get this debris cleared away they expect soon to begin sending ships through from the Atlantic to the Pacific Ocean.

Date Original

January 1911

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circa 1911-1915


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