Delia Locke


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Nov. 25. Wednesday. T.S.R. 56.2. P.M. 57. S.S. 57. Rainy.Nov. 26. T.S.R. 53. 2 P.M. 65. S.S. 58. Showery.Nov. 27. T.S.R. 40. 2 P.M. 63. S.S. 59. Another cloudyday. As Luther was playing about the floorthis morning, he fall upon the doormat,then got up immediately, and beganscreaming and rubbing his left eye withall his might. I took him upon my lapand discovered there was something in hiseye, which gave him much pain. I heldhis hands, so that he could not rub itand directed Robert to go as quickly aspossible for the Dr, who was with hisfather. In a few minutes, the Dr. washere, but during the time Luther scarcelystopped screaming at all. I held himwhile Dr. removed the offending substance,which proved to be a sharp piece of brokenglass, of considerable size, and which musthave caused much pain. I was thankfulDr. chanced to be so near home. This afternoon,I have written to my parents.Mrs. Holman, Emma and George havemade me a short call this evening. Mrs.H. wishes to give up the office of secretaryfor the Sewing Society, but I urge her to keep it.Nov. 28. T.S.R. 50. 2 P.M. 61. S.S. 56. Still we havecloudy weather. Rev. Mr. Curry, who is topreach for us tomorrow, took dinner heretoday. Mr. Joel Card has made us a call thisafternoon.Nov. 29. Sabbath. T.S.R. 48. 2 P.M. 58. S.S. 53.A cloudy day. Could not attend church on accountof my health. Rev. Mr. Curry took dinnerand supper with us, and will remain over night.Nov. 30. T.S.R. 48. 2 P.M. 60. S.S. 52. We have had showerstoday. Mr. Curry left us after breakfast,and, not long after, Mrs. Vincent made mea short call. I have been writing to Susan.Dec. 1. T.S.R. 38. 2 P.M. 56. S.S. 51.Dec. 2. Wednesday. T.S.R. 44. 2 P.M. 59. S.S. 54.Dec. 3. T.S.R. 43. 2 P.M. 59. S.S. 54. Have this afternoonattended the Sewing Circle at Mr.Holman's. It was pretty well attended, and Ihave had a very pleasant time. Two memberswere added to our list, - Mrs. W. B. Parker &Mrs. Megerle - making the number fourteen.There was a good attendance of gentlemenin the evening, and the time passedpleasantly in conversation and singing.Luther is a pattern of good behavior in company.Dec. 4. T.S.R. 48. 2 P.M. 56. S.S. 53. Cloudy and rainy.

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