Delia Locke


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1872. May 15. Wednesday. I have been sick in bed all day and not dressed. As Ada is absent, there has been no one to do chores but Ida. Mrs. Miner called. Last night I had asthma, today severe headache. (T.S.R. 54. 2 P.M. 82. S.S. 70.) May 16. Thursday. I have been much better today. This is Roland's birthday - thirty years old - and he called to see me and gave me his photograph for he is up from San Francisco on a short visit. A Mr. Chase was with him. Roland looks younger than he is. It is time he was settled for life. (T.S.R. 54. 2 P.M. 86. S.S. 73.) May 17. Friday. Ada and Mother came home this evening from the S.S. Convention. It did not quite equal the one at San Jose last year. (T.S.R. 60. 2 P.M. 87. S.S. 74.) May 18. Saturday. Hannah Geffroy and children and Ellen White called this afternoon, and Mrs. Huntington and Ellen this evening. (T.S.R. 52. 2 P.M. 83. S.S. 72.) May 19. Sabbath. I have not been able to attend church. (T.S.R. 53. 2 P.M. 81. S.S. 68.) May 20. Monday. (T.S.R. 52. 2 P.M. 80. S.S. 62.) May 21. Tuesday. Howard started off with Otto this morning. Otto has been here for a week, settling accounts, and now they are about to more the sheep to the Mountain Ranch, for the summer. Howard goes to help drive them. (T.S.R. 48. 2 P.M. 72. S.S. 58.) May 22. Wednesday. The weather is a little cloudy. I was not able to attend Lodge. (T.S.R. 48. 2 P.M. 76. S.S. 59.) May 23. Thursday. Morning cloudy. Dr. went to San Francisco today. I have not been able to go to the prayer meeting. (T.S.R. 56. 2 P.M. 78. S.S. 64.) May 24. Friday. Mr. Ross called today, also Ellen White. (T.S.R. 52. 2 P.M. 79. S.S. 67.) May 25. Saturday. I went to the store this forenoon but this afternoon I have been in bed with headache. I have a bad cough. (T.S.R. 54. 2 P.M. 77. S.S. 68.) 1872. May 26. Sabbath. I have been too weak to attend meeting but I have been able to assist as best I could, the closing preparations for Dr. to start for Nevada. He expects to be obliged to start today, in order to connect with the stage from Wadsworth, to near Ione, or to that place, which is near Mr. Hetfield's. This stage goes only at intervals, and the call to go at once is quite urgent. Yet if it were me, I would say, I will wait another day and run the risk of missing the stage for I will not ride in the cars on business, on the Sabbath, and I know the Lord would bless or him, in doing so. And I believe the result will show it. This Pacific Railroad is not one of the things which will receive the "blessing from the Lord," as it is now managed. (T.S.R. 52. 2 P.M. 87. S.S. 78.) May 27. Monday. Mrs. Harvey called. (T.S.R. 56. 2 P.M. 86. S.S. 75.) May 28. Tuesday. (T.S.R. 55. 2 P.M. 85. S.S. 75.) May 29. Wednesday. Mother came in this afternoon. I received a letter from the Dr. dated at Wadsworth, and he says that he found when he arrived there on Monday morning, that the stage was broken and must wait one day for repairs. So it is as I thought, if he had not gone on the Sabbath, he would have progressed just as fast on his journey, and have set a more godly example. Ada went and brought Lizizie McCloud to attend the Lodge, and they have gone together without me. (T.S.R. 58. 2 P.M. 85. S.S. 75.) May 30. Thursday. I am now thirty six years old, and I remember I thought Mother quite old at this age, for she commenced to wear spectacles. My eyesight is about as ever I think, which was never very good, but my health is not very good. What with asthma and sick headache. I do not see very many well days, of late. But I can do all things through Christ, strengthening me." "He is my refuge and strength." John Calvin is now three years old, weighs thirty one and one fourth pounds and measures three feet and one fourth inch in height. All the older boys weighed more than he

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January 1872

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