Delia Locke


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June 19. Sabbath. We are talking of starting a Sabbath school soon in the Octagon schoolhouse I hope it will be done. (T.S.R. 50. 2 P.M. 82. S.S. 65.) June 20. Monday. This afternoon, Misses Campbell and Derby called Miss Campbell had specimens of fancy work and was on her way to seek scholars for the same. She had a beautiful bouquet of feather flowers which she had made of white feathers stained with various colors. But more delicate and desirable was a bouquet of hair flowers made of the locks of hair of friends, some dead, some living, very interesting to look at, as well as beautiful in appearance. Then she had a specimen of worsted work wrought in hair cloth, very handsome. She also says she can give lessons in making wax-flowers. She will not be likely to get much of a class here, as there are but few young girls. (T.S.R. 45. 2 P.M. 82. S.S. 66.) June 21. Tuesday. Father is now fortynine. (T.S.R. 45. 2 P.M. 82. S.S. 64.) June 22. Wednesday. Edna called for a few minutes. Roland, Josiah, James and Mr. Holden have returned from a three weeks trip over the mountains. It has been a hard trip. Horses sick men sick and extreme cold weather have conduced to make it so. Roland lost Roan Nelly. Ida is sick with sore throat and teething. Clara is threatened with a fever and Elmer has had four fits severe ones. O that they may all be restored to health again. (T.S.R. 46. 2 P.M. 90.S.S. 75.) June 23. Thursday. Very warm. (T.S.R. 58. 2 P.M. 98. S.S. 77.) June 24. Friday. Hannah and Josiah have been here this afternoon arranging matter for the Division. I have composed an editorial for a local paper called the "Live Oak Temperance Banner." We have attended the Lodge meeting tonight. It was very small and uninteresting. (T.S.R. 58. 2 P.M. 101.S.S. 78.) June 25. Saturday. Rode to Mr. Holden's with Josiah and Mother and took tea with Mrs. Read and the others. He was very desirous we should as he said it would be the last time in that house. He feels very lonely; he says. This eve we have attended the Division and had a pleasant time. Offices for the ensuing term were elected. Father is to be W. P. Hannah read the newpaper and Miss Campbell read a piece of poetry. Henry Atkins has initiated. (T.S.R. 58. 2 P.M. 82.S.S. 70.) June 26. Sabbath. Ida is still sick not much better. Her throat is very sore indeed, much ulcerated, and her mouth and gums are covered with [?]. It is with much difficulty she can eat anything. Ada attended church with her father. (T.S.R. 52. 2 P.M. 88.S.S. 72.) June 27. Monday. Mrs. Warren took dinner with us. She is stopping at Mr. Montgomery's. (T.S.R. 56. 2 P.M. 94.S.S. 76.) June 28. Tuesday. Very warm. (T.S.R. 57. 2 P.M. 100.S.S. 80.) June 29. Wednesday. Still warmer. (T.S.R. 62. 2 P.M. 102. S.S. 80.) June 30. Thursday. I have called at mother's this afternoon and at the store, where I met Mrs. Doom and had a pleasant conversation of a few minutes. Mrs. Alexander called here this evening. (T.S.R. 62. 2 P.M. 103. S.S. 86.) July 1. Friday. Have attended the Lodge of Good Templars. Robert Vanee was initiated. The interest in their meeting seems to be small, and their dozes are not promptly paid. (T.S.R. 66. 2 P.M. 106. S.S. 89.) July 2. Saturday. Have attended the Division this eve. The Officer for the ensuring quarter were installed, also Hannah as Lady Sentinel. Cora Vincent was initiated. Miss Derby Editress for this week read the "Live Oak Temperance Banner." It was a very good paper. Our numbers are increasing. (T.S.R. 54. 2 P.M. 95. S.S. 73.) July 3. Sabbath. Today the people in the neighborhood met in the Hall at 10 o'clock for the purpose of forming a S. school. After some deliberation, Mr. Wallace was chosen superintendent, Mr. Plummer Librarian, and Sister Hannah. Secretary. Miss Derby was chosen teacher of the girls and Mother teacher of the boys. Two mutual Bible classes were formed, one of gentlemen, the other of ladies Miss Campbell read one of H. W. Brecher's sermons. Mr. Hett led the singing and we were dismissed. (T.S.R. 52. 2 P.M. 89. S.S. 73.) July 4. Monday. This morning, Dr. Luther, Ada. Howard, John and Mother started for Stockton to attend the Sanitary Fair. For my part, I did not feel able to go so far. I have had the headache today. Mr. Shaw took dinner with Mr. Robinson, the children and myself. The rest of the family were either at Stockton or at Geo. Locke's. At Ges's, they had an

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January 1864

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