Delia Locke


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1866 Feb 7. Wednesday. (T.S.R. 43. 2 P.M. 56. S.S. 52.) Feb. 8. Thursday. Cloudy weather. I have been to the store and called on Mrs. Hoxie. She has been dangerously sick with the diptheria, but is better now and able to sit up most of the time. (T.S.R. 45. 2 P.M. 59. S.S. 53.) Feb. 9. Friday. The day has been cloudy, the night is rainy. (T.S.R. 53. 2 P.M. 59. S.S. 57.) Feb. 10. Saturday. Weather cloudy. (T.S.R. 53. 2 P.M. 60. S.S. 55.) Feb. 11. Sabbath. Weather still cloudy. This however, did not prevent a good attendance at the S. school. I have been leaving Dr. at home with the babies. James and John Reed have made us a call this eve. (T.S.R. 52. 2 P.M. 59. S.S. 55.) Feb. 12. Monday. Weather cloudy and rainy. Today Luther went to Camanche with a load of chickens and eggs to sell to the Chinamen for their New Year's celebration. He had a Chinaman for a driver, and he handled the money. He succeeded very well, returning with the exact change. The white dog, however, which followed them, did not return, and we shall be obliged to send for him, as he is a valuable dog. (T.S.R. 49. 2 P.M. 54. S.S. 53.) Feb. 13. Tuesday. Morn. Cloudy. (T.S.R. 47. 2 P.M. 57. S.S. 52.) Feb. 14. Wednesday. I have visited the school this afternoon. The order was not the best. O. my way home I called on Mrs. Dillon and Mrs. Wm. Smith and remained with each a few minutes. (T.S.R. 40. 2 P.M. 55. S.S. 50.) Feb. 15. Thursday. Susie went to mother's this morning and wished me to go, but I could not leave, owing to the Dr.'s being obliged to visit a patient. Besides I have a toothache, caused I think, by taking a slight cold yesterday. This afternoon, Mrs. Gorham called with Mrs. McIntosh of Wood bridge, and her little adopted child Mrs. Tower was also here, so that I was glad I was not absent. (T.S.R. 35. 2 P.M. 55. S.S. 51.) Feb. 16. Friday. Weather rainy. Mrs. Flanders called. (T.S.R. 37. 2 P.M. 56. S.S. 51.) 1866 Feb. 17. Saturday. Hannah and Eliza called here this afternoon. This evening Mr. Plummer has spent with us. He came to attend the Lodge not knowing that the evening of meeting was changed to Tuesday evening. (T.S.R. 36. 2 P.M. 56. S.S. 51.) Feb. 18. Sunday. We have attended S. school today. The weather was very fine and the attendance good as usual. Mr. Plummer breakfasted with us. (T.S.R. 39. 2 P.M. 58. S.S. 54.) Feb. 19. Monday. Baby boy is now three months old and weighs twelve pounds. He is still the smallest of all the babies, but as he has nearly doubled his weight, I feel well satisfied. He is a very sober babe, never laughs aloud, only smiles. I have called on Mrs. Sabin a few minutes today. (T.S.R. 40. 2 P.M. 59. S.S. 53.) Feb. 20. Tuesday. I have had a tooth extracted, one that was filled in Nashua, N. H. in 55. It has troubled me three or four months. This eve I have attended the Lodge and acted as W. V. T. Miss Mills was initiated. (T.S.R. 42. 2 P.M. 60. S.S. 56.) Feb. 21. Wednesday. Hannah called on her way to visit Susie. (T.S.R. 41. 2 P.M. 59. S.S. 52.) Feb. 22. Thursday. I have been visiting at Susie's today. Hannah was there and Miss Mills and Mrs. Gorham called there in the afternoon. (T.S.R. 38. 2 P.M. 56. S.S. 52.) Feb. 23. Friday. Cold weather. (T.S.R. 34. 2 P.M. 55. S.S. 49.) Feb. 24. Saturday. Mr. T. E. Thomas breakfasted with us. (T.S.R. 33. 2 P.M. 59. S.S. 55.) Feb. 25. Sabbath. We have attended S. school today as usual. The school has here to fore been divided into three classes, the Bible class for adults, the boys' class with Mother as teacher, and the girls' class with Susie as teacher. The attendance of children is now so large that it is thought best to have another class composed of the small children - boys and girls. I shall be the teacher of the new class. (T.S.R. 45. 2 P.M. 63. S.S. 59.) Feb. 26. Monday. Mrs. Kett and the children came to have some teeth extracted, and each took her turn at it. Robert Vance is here sick. He was brazen faced enough to come here and ask the favor. (T.S.R. 45. 2 P.M. 69. S.S. 53.)

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January 1866

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