Delia Locke


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July 9. T.S.R. 52. 2 P.M. 93. S.S. 77. I amhalf sick today from my yesterday'sride. Father Locke took dinner here.July 10. T.S.R. 52. 2 P.M. 87. S.S. 66. Tonight,when George returned from Sac. City,he brought with him Mrs. Warrenand Anna and Miss AmandaSmart, to visit us. Also S. L. Moorecame with them. All went on tothe Ranch except Mrs. Warren andAnna, who will remain here for thepresent. I was almost sorry I wasnot feeling well, when I saw themcoming. But I need have no fearsof not getting along well.July 11. T.S.R. 50. 2 P.M. 84. S.S. 64. Thisforenoon, George, Miss Smart andMiss Shackford came over on horseback,and called. This afternoon,Elmer came over with a wagon andwished us to go over to the Ranch.Accordingly, Mrs. Warren andAnna, Luther and I went withhim. When we arrived, I was toomuch fatigued to sit up, soI laid down for a while. TheJuly 11. company conversed on various topics,one of which was stalactites, of whichGeorge had specimens from thecave at Cave City. Also coral ofwhich he had some from near Acapulco.Elmer says the material ofwhich both are composed is reallyabout the same, although they arefound in such different localities.After supper, Elmer divided an appleamong the company, which Mr.Staples gave him from one of his trees.It was a very good one. We sang alittle, and then came home.July 12. Sabbath. T.S.R. 52. 2 P.M. 84. S.S.69. Could not attend S. school today, onaccount of ill health. Mrs. Warren saidshe did not feel able to attend, so we remainedat home, while the others went.After school was over, Mr. Walker andthe Misses Athearn called here ontheir way home. They did not remainlong, and soon after they hadgone, a wagon load of callus came.There were Mr. & Mrs. T. B. Parker,Missonic and the two boys, Mr. & Mrs.

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