Delia Locke


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June 1. T.S.R. 56. 2 P.M. 80. S.S. 64. Mr. Heargercalled here this morning. He was intendingto go to Sac. City with Bro.Elmer today, but as he was delayedin starting, Mr. H. remained todinner.June 2. T.S.R. 56. 2 P.M. 78. S.S. 62.June 3. Wednesday. T.S.R. 50. 2 P.M. 80. S.S. 66.June 4. T.S.R. 52. 2 P.M. 87. S.S. 75. I havebeen singularly unfortunate today.The mail was to come up today, sowe thought we would ride downand get it, and call on the ladies.We did so, but when we had arrivedthere, we found them notat home. The mail had not yetcome, so we waited, but when itcame, there were us letters fromN. E. in it. We come home, having beensuccessful in nothing. After takingdinner, Dr. proposed to carry me alongto visit Mrs. Holman, as hewas going above. So I went with himWhen we arrived, we found thatMr. & Mrs. Holman and children wereJune 4. all dressed for a visit to Mr. & Mrs.Megerle. I then thought I would returnhome, but Mrs. Holman invitedme to take a seat in theirwagon and ride with them. Aftersome hesitation I did so, and we rodeup. We returned home very late, bythe light of a bright moon, whichmade the ride a pleasant one. Afterriding so much, my head achedbadly, and I would gladly havereturned before, but as I rode withothers, I could not.June 5. T.S.R. 58. 2 P.M. 97. S.S. 75.June 6. T.S.R. 57. 2 P.M. 87. S.S. 65. This meaning,Mr. Staples came along withLizzie, and left her here with me.In the afternoon, Mr. & Mrs. Staplesand Mrs. Gove called for a shorttime. When they left, they tookLizzie with them. Robert has gatheredsome ripe black berries, on whichwe have been ragaled. The ladies broughtup the N. E. mail, which has justarrived. The letters contained theusual good news. Just at night,

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