June 14. Sabbath. T.S.R. 52. 2 P.M. 87. S.S. 72.Attended S. school, and we expectedthere would be preaching afterwards.But as the preacher had been takensick, there was no preaching. Sowe spent the remainder of the timein singing from our new S. S. songbooks - called the Sunday SchoolHarmonist - in which the childrenjoined with enthusiasmand apparent pleasure.June 15. T.S.R. 52. 2 P.M. 95. S.S. 82. Ihave written today to Sister Susie.A little before sunset, I observeda very fine carriage, drawn bya span of sorrel horses, to be approachingour gate. I did not know thecarriage, and could not imaginewho the people were. But theyproved to be Mrs. Megerle, threeunmarried daughters, one who ismarried with her husband.Mr. & Mrs. Reynold and theirlittle boy. These last are from Sac.City, and are out on a visit for aday or two. Had a pleasant call from them.June 16. T.S.R. 58. 2 P.M. 106. S.S. 89. This hasbeen the warmest day we have hadthis summer. Luther is today fourteenmonths old, yet he does notwalk. He is very active in creepingand can stand alone. But I donot know how long it will takehim to learn to walk. He has nomore than seven teeth yet. Heweighs twenty two pounds, and nowseems to be very well. Thanks to thekind Providence which has sparedhim to us. He now begins to tryto talk - tries very hard to say anumber of words, but does notspeak any correctly as yet. I thinkhe will talk young. He does nottake milk from the bottle now atall. He weaned himself from itnearly a month ago, when he wasnot well. He now wishes to eatfood, and I feed him with lightfood, such as bread, crackers, rice &. c.He takes much less milk thanhe has formerly done, and I donot feed him so frequently.
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