Delia Locke


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July 2. T.S.R. 54. 2 P.M. 78. S.S. 65. A. Mr.Chase, a brother of Mrs. Davis ofCamps Seec, came here to get alittle bundle which was sent outto Mrs. Davis in the care of Bro.George. We gave it to him, he openedit and showed us his mother'sambrotype, which was in it. Heremained until after dinner.E. H. and Miss Shackford cameover on horseback and called.July 3. T.S.R. 47. 2 P.M. 85. S.S. 65. Todaywe have again received letters fromN. E. friends. Susie writes that shelikes the Normal School better andbetter everyday. She wrote fromhome, where she was spending a shortvacation. Roland writes me a goodletter, telling of his new foundfeelings. Mother writes that MissMary Church is dead, also Mr.Ezra Dunham Lydia O'Brien'sfarther. Robert, Luther and I havebeen spending the afternoon at theRanch, Miss Shackford is not welltoday. I have eaten a ripe tomato.July 4. T.S.R. 52. 2 P.M. 87. S.S. 72. Georgeand Mrs. Shackford came over onhorseback and made a short call.George wished us all to go over tothe Ranch, and be together at supperon the fourth of July. So we went,and have had a happy time. Havebeen singing this evening.July 5. Sabbath. T.S.R. 54. 2 P.M. 94. S.S.74. This morning, Mr. & Mrs. Douglass andlittle daughter called here on their wayto Stockton. She is out of health, andstopped here in order to lie down andrest herself a while. She hopes a changeof air will benefit her, but she doesnot look able to ride so far in sowarm a day. We have attended S. schooltoday, and Luther, being tired, hada cry in service time. This is thefirst time he has ever troubled usin that way. Hope he will not doso again. After, we all wentover to the Ranch, and heard thesermon read, which was deliveredat Cousin.S. A. J. Locke's funeral. TextBoast not thyself of tomorrow, for thou

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