Aug. 13. T.S.R. 48. 2 P.M. 90. S.S. 72. Mr. Fostercalled for a short time this morning.George and Mrs. Shackford were outriding this afternoon, and where theypassed by here on their return home,they wished me to ride over to theRanch with them, which I did. Hada very pleasant call, and when Icame home, E. H, George, and MissShackford rode over here andstopped a few minutes. We smug "NewEngland" before they went back.Aug.14. T.S.R. 50. 2 P.M. 88. S.S. 76. Mr. Goodmanof Day Creek came here this afternoon,and as he was not verywell, I made him a cup of tea.Aug.15. T.S.R. 53. 2 P.M. 94. S.S. 81. Mr. Fostercame home with the Dr. to dinner.Both Father and George have returnedfrom Stockton with loads, andhave brought me some fruitapples, grapes and peaches.Aug. 16. Sabbath. T.S.R. 55. 2 P.M. 99. S.S. 83.Luther is today sixteen months old,and has twelve teeth, having gainednearly double his number sinceAug.16. last month. Among these, he boostsfour double teeth, which is quite anacquisition. He has only eightmore teeth to come at present,and when these are through, Ishall rejoice. He weighs the sameas he did last month - twenty-threepounds - having gained threepounds since he began to recover,viz. in two weeks. He has an exceedinglygood appetite, and as Imust be careful to keep hisbowels in order, he lives onbread and milk only. These heeats with a relish which might astonishthose who feed their children oncakes and sweetmeats, and if, nowand then, they get them to eat apiece of bread, it is mostly forthe sake of the butter which isspread so thickly upon it. Lutherdoes not care for butter. I believethe cause of so many children's dyingin the course of teething, isdue to their being allowed to eat anythingand everything which they desire.
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