Delia Locke


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1867. for having recited the most verses. He is a good boy for business connected with the Ranch and has excellent judgment in that line. Dr. is just four times as old as Luther - forty four years old. He weighs one hundred, eighty three and one-half pounds, and his health is quite good. He does not cough as much of late, as formerly, and is not, I think, so much worried with business since Mr. Hodgkins has been his Clerk in the store. The weather is a little cloudy today. (T.S.R. 46. 2 P.M. 65. S.S. 57.) Apr. 17. Wednesday. I have had callers this afternoon. Mrs. Sabin Mrs. Thrift and Mrs. Smith. (T.S.R. 44. 2 P.M. 62. S.S. 58.) Apr. 18. Thursday. Have attended the prayermeeting this eve. There were eight present, and Mr. Brown was the leader. (T.S.R. 44. 2 P.M. 66. S.S. 63.) Apr. 19. Friday. Willard is today seventeen months old and is the sixth in size. Mary being smaller. But he is the most backward of all in teething, as he has but seven as yet. In other things, however, he is not the most backward, as he can say quite a number of words, also he stands alone, and walks round by things. He weighs twenty pounds, which has been his weight for a number of months. He says "door" when he wishes to go out, also says "Ida" Ada, "mama" and when he is displeased with any of the children, he will call out "bad boy," as loud as he can. We have had a sing this eve. (T.S.R. 47. 2 P.M. 71. S.S. 66.) Apr. 20. Saturday. I have been sick in bed the most of the day I am inclined to have fever. The school girls met here to see about choosing a May Queen. They chose Carrie Day for Queen, Eliza Simpson as Crowner and Josephine Cahill as Sceptre bearer. I was absent from the Lodge and Degree Meeting tonight. (T.S.R. 54. 2 P.M. 71. S.S. 65.) Apr. 21. Sabbath. I have been sick in bed most of the day. (T.S.R. 52. 2 P.M. 68. S.S. 63.) Apr. 22. Monday. No better today. Have been in bed most of the day. Have bad plenty of callers. They were Mother, Mrs. Brown, Mrs. Andrews, Carrie Day and Eliza Simpson. (T.S.R. 51. 2 P.M. 75. S.S. 72.) Apr. 23. Tuesday. I am better today but not able to work. Mrs. Tower called. (T.S.R. 50. 2 P.M. 74. S.S. 72.) Apr. 24. Wednesday. (T.S.R. 53. 2 P.M. 75. S.S. 70.) Apr. 25. Thursday. Messrs. Kett and Cottle called here this evening. I was not able to attend the Prayer-meeting, and Dr. was kept at home by his company. (T.S.R. 53. 2 P.M. 81. S.S. 71.) Apr. 26. Friday. Mrs. Brakeman came here this morning. She visited the school with Dr. this forenoon, dined with us, and then I went with her to call on Mrs. Brown. While we were there, Mrs. Geo. Rogers came, and soon she and Mrs. Brakeman rode home together. (T.S.R. 55. 2 P.M. 81. S.S. 71.) Apr. 27. Saturday. Mr. Powell took dinner with us. I was not able to attend the Lodge this eve. The new Officer were elected, and I was chosen Treasurer. (T.S.R. 56. 2 P.M. 84. S.S. 71.) Apr. 28. Sabbath. The warm weather has melted the snow in the mountains and the river is overflowing. I have had the sick headache today and could not attend church. Mr. Powell preached and stayed over night with us. (T.S.R. 55. 2 P.M. 73. S.S. 67.) Apr. 29. Monday. Mr. Powell has been with us all day. Weather cooler. (T.S.R. 54. 2 P.M. 73. S.S. 65.) Apr. 30. Tuesday. Mr. Powell took breakfast with us, and will remain over night. (T.S.R. 48. 2 P.M. 79. S.S. 68.) May 1. Wednesday. We have had a May Party at nearly the same place where it was held last year, also under the auspices of the Military Company as before. Mr. Heath is now the Captain. The exercises of the Party, were crowning the May Queen Carrie Day. singing by a Quartetto consisting of Messrs. Kett, Tower, J. S. Hammond and H. Rogers also singing and Calisthenie exercises by the school an address by Rev. Mr. Oliver, and public dinner. The subject of the address was "The progressive tendencies of the present generation." We thought the address rather ideal and fanciful. The party was well attended, but broke up early. Mr. Powell here all day. (T.S.R. 48. 2 P.M. 79. S.S. 64.)

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January 1867

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