Delia Locke


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1872. Feb. 11. Sabbath. We have had showers today, but not so as to interfere with our attending meeting as usual. Mr. Hazen (Methodist) preached from the text, "Christ, whom we preach", etc. Mr. Hazen came home and dined with us. We have been to hear Mr. Chester preach this eve. His subject was the "Life of Elijah". He came home and took tea, as he had not been to tea, and is here for the night. (T.S.R. 52. 2 P.M. 59. S.S. 57.) Feb. 12. Monday. Mr. Chester was here to breakfast, supper and all night. Mr. Stone - Grand Officer of the Champions - and Jas. Andrews, dined with us. (T.S.R. 42. 2 P.M. 57. S.S. 55.) Feb. 13. Tuesday. The day has been a little cloudy and the night is rainy. Mr. Chester left after breakfast. (T.S.R. 48. 2 P.M. 62. S.S. 58.) Feb. 14. Wednesday. Mr. Richard Geffroy called this forenoon. This afternoon I have been to the store, to call on Mrs. J. Brown, and on Mrs. McCall, to see about getting a dress made for Ida Helfield. This eve we have all attended the Lodge meeting. (T.S.R. 53. 2 P.M. 64. S.S. 60.) Feb. 15. Thursday. A cloudy day and a rainy night. Mr. & Mrs. Putuam were here to dinner. It seems impossible that they have seven Cal. children, yet so it is four girls and three boys, besides Nellie and Joseph who were born in Mass. Mrs. Putuam is a gentle lady like woman. (T.S.R. 48. 2 P.M. 63. S.S. 57.) Feb. 16. Friday. Cloudy & showery. (T.S.R. 52. 2 P.M. 63. S.S. 60.) Feb. 17. Saturday. The forenoon was cloudy and showery, the afternoon fair. Mrs. Pygall called, also Clara and Josephine Cahill, and found one busy stringing buttons for the store. (T.S.R. 58. 2 P.M. 65. S.S. 62.) Feb. 18. Sabbath. The weather is cloudy with a foggy rain all the morning. Mr. Chester preached from the parable of the Rich man and Lazarus in the forenoon and in the eve. from the life of Daniel. Eliza Hammond was at church. (T.S.R. 58. 2 P.M. 62. S.S. 58.) 1872. Feb. 19. Monday. (T.S.R. 46. 2 P.M. 60. S.S. 56.) Feb. 20. Tuesday. (T.S.R. 46. 2 P.M. 66. S.S. 60.) Feb. 21. Wednesday. The day was cloudy and the night is rainy. We have been to Lodge meeting, and came home in the rain. We had Degree Lodge Mr. Stacy took the Degree of Charity. (T.S.R. 49. 2 P.M. 61. S.S. 59.) Feb. 22. Thursday. The morning was rainy. We surely shall have rain enough for all this season. (T.S.R. 52. 2 P.M. 57. S.S. 53.) Feb. 23. Friday. The day has been cloudy and windy, and the night is very stormy. But we have had quite a company here through the day and evening. Mother, Eliza and her little ones came this forenoon and stayed through the day. Hannah Geffroy and children and Clara came this afternoon, and the two Messrs, Geffroy came in and they, with the last named women and children remained this evening. I am very weary tonight. (T.S.R. 46. 2 P.M. 32. S.S. 50.) Feb. 24. Saturday. The day has been cloudy and showery, also quite chilly. (T.S.R. 48. 2 P.M. 49. S.S. 49.) Feb. 25. Sabbath. This is Mr. Chester's last day. His time now expires. I feel quite reconciled to his going now, for things have come to such a pass, that I suppose he cannot do much good here. I have not feet well enough to go and hear him preach today. Weather cloudy. (T.S.R. 44. 2 P.M. 56. S.S. 50.) Feb. 26. Monday. (T.S.R. 42. 2 P.M. 60. S.S. 53.) Feb. 27. Tuesday. Very rainy. (T.S.R. 46. 2 P.M. 49. S.S. 46.) Feb. 28. Wednesday. I have been to Mrs. Wallace's to tea. Quite a large company were there - Mr. & Mrs. McCall, Mr. & Mrs. Geffroy, Mother, Eliza and children, Clara, Susie and Mr. Chester. This evening we have attended the Lodge. (T.S.R. 38. 2 P.M. 54. S.S. 50.) Feb. 29. Thursday. This is Leap - Year Day, and the weather is cloudy, which is the rule of late. A Rev. Mr. Ross arrived here just before tea, and is here for the night. He

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