Delia Locke


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Nov. 7. Wednesday. Morning cloudy. Dr. started for Sacramento this morning. (T.S.R. 45. 2 P.M. 56. S.S. 53.) Nov. 8. Thursday. (T.S.R. 47. 2 P.M. 62. S.S. 57.) Nov. 9. Friday. (T.S.R. 43. 2 P.M. 65. S.S. 55.) Nov. 10. Saturday. Weather a little cloudy. I did not feel well enough to attend the Lodge this evening. (T.S.R. 49. 2 P.M. 62. S.S. 59.) Nov. 11. Sabbath. The wind blew hard, and no one attended the S. school but Susie and myself with the children belonging to the School, of which there was the usual number. (T.S.R. 45. 2 P.M. 60. S.S. 55.) Nov. 12. Monday. Mrs. Alderman came to have a tooth extracted, It is the first time I have seen her. After she left, I went to the Store and to call on Mrs. Taylor who is about to move to Wood bridge. I had a pleasant call on her, and feel quite a sympathy with her in her present delicate situation. (T.S.R. 35. 2 P.M. 55. S.S. 50.) Nov. 13. Tuesday. This is the first day of the Auction sale of goods at Holman's Store. It is a Sheriff's sale, the property having been attached by the creditors. (T.S.R. 35. 2 P.M. 56. S.S. 52.) Nov. 14. Wednesday. Weather cloudy. (T.S.R. 37. 2 P.M. 57. S.S. 53.) Nov. 15. Thursday. Mrs. Brown called. The auction sale closes today. (T.S.R. 43. 2 P.M. 57. S.S. 55.) Nov. 16. Friday. The weather is cloudy and rainy. (T.S.R. 47. 2 P.M. 55. S.S. 53.) Nov. 17. Saturday. The morning was foggy. We have attended the Lodge this evening. (T.S.R. 50. 2 P.M. 54. S.S. 52.) Nov. 18. Sabbath. This morning we had a Sing to practise tunes for singing in church, Messes. Kett and Tower Josiah and I. Mr. Guernsey left word the last time that he preached, that if the congregation was not larger, he should not continue to come through the winter. The attendance then of today was to be taken as a proof of the willingness or unwillingness of the people to hear him. The notice was well circulated, and the house was well filled, but no preacher made his appearance. We learn tonight, that Mr. G. attended meeting at the Baptist Church. Whall shall we think of that? (T.S.R. 47. 2 P.M. 62. S.S. 59.) Nov. 19. Monday. Willie Willard is now a year old and a nice fat boy. He weighs twenty pounds - the same as Ida did they being the third in size. In teething, he has progressed as far as Mary had, having two under teeth. In other respects he is about as far advanced as she was they being the most backward of all. He does not creep but rolls around, and is strong and well. He has a very good appetite and eats at table every day. Mary gives up to him the high chair without a murmur. She is very fond of him, and if she has anything she thinks nice, is ready to divide with Willie, whose name she speaks very plainly. He is more backward about getting his hair than either of the others, as he has no more hair on his head than grows on the back of a man's hand. He has bright, dark blue eyes, and is an intelligent looking child. Hannah came here from school sick with the chills and will remain all night. (T.S.R. 45. 2 P.M. 60. S.S. 59.) Nov. 20. Tuesday. (T.S.R. 47. 2 P.M. 61. S.S. 56.) Nov. 21. Wednesday. The morning was foggy. Weather cool and pleasant. (T.S.R. 46. 2 P.M. 60. S.S. 57.) Nov. 22. Thursday. This eve we have had a sing, with the usual attendants, Messes. Kett, Tower, and Josiah. (T.S.R. 43. 2 P.M. 59. S.S. 57.) Nov. 23. Friday. The weather is cloudy and rainy. (T.S.R. 48. 2 P.M. 56. S.S. 55.) Nov. 24. Saturday. The weather is still cloudy and rainy. There has been no Lodge this eve on that account. (T.S.R. 49. 2 P.M. 57. S.S. 56.) Nov. 25. Sabbath. We had a sing at ten o'clock this morning, to rehearse pieces for singing this evening at Mr. Oliver's meeting at the schoolhouse. Mr. Tower did not come, but Horace and Hannah did, and we had a pleasant time, though I have not felt well. On this last account, I have not been out today to S. school or preaching. The afternoon has been cloudy. (T.S.R. 49. 2 P.M. 59. S.S. 55.) Nov. 26. Monday. The morning was rainy. Mrs. Miner called this afternoon. (T.S.R. 49. 2 P.M. 55. S.S. 53.) Nov. 27. Tuesday. Pleasant. (T.S.R. 37. 2 P.M. 54. S.S. 50.)

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January 1866

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