Delia Locke


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1872. July 29. Monday. School commenced today. Ellen White did succeed in getting the school, and she is the teacher. Our three oldest children did not commence today as we were not ready for them to go till next week. I have not felt as well as I did yesterday. Ellen White called tonight. (T.S.R. 50. 2 P.M. 89. S.S. 78.) July 30. Tuesday. I feel somewhat better today. Eddie is now nine months old. He weighs nineteen and one-half pounds and has four teeth. So he is the third in size. Luther, Howard and John being larger, and none of them had more teeth than he has, excepting Ada and Howard, who had six apiece. He does not creep, but sits on the floor and amuses himself, also stands in the corner firmly. He eats some food every day when he is well, but is not weaned. He has had quite a sore on the back of his head, owing to teething I suppose. His teeth are the two lower ones, but the upper ones which have come do not stand together, being one front one - the other not yet appearing, but the one beside the tardy one. He is a very quiet, good dispositioned child. Clara made a short call today. (T.S.R. 55. 2 P.M. 91. S.S. 81.) July 31. Wednesday. Could not attend the Lodge meeting this evening. They elected the Officers for next quarter. Mr. Ross is elected W. C. T. and Ada W. S. L. McCloud is here for the night. (T.S.R. 60. 2 P.M. 92. S.S. 84.) Aug. 1. Thursday. Clara rode to take Lizzie McCloud home this morning, and I went with her. Dr. went to San Francisco, and wished me to go with him and recruit a little, but as he is to come home late on Sat. eve. I feared the exposure. (T.S.R. 62. 2 P.M. 97. S.S. 89.) Aug. 2. Friday. Mother called. (T.S.R. 66. 2 P.M. 101. S.S. 91.) Aug. 3. Saturday. Very warm. (T.S.R. 65. 2 P.M. 101. S.S. 86.) Aug. 4. Sabbath. I have had the sick headache again and 1872. could not attend meeting with the others. (T.S.R. 66. 2 P.M. 97. S.S. 84.) Aug. 5. Monday. Ellen White called. (T.S.R. 61. 2 P.M. 87. S.S. 80.) Aug. 6. Tuesday. Mrs. Anderson called and spent most of the afternoon. (T.S.R. 56. 2 P.M. 90. S.S. 80.) Aug. 7. Wednesday. (T.S.R. 56. 2 P.M. 86. S.S. 79.) Aug. 8. Thursday. (T.S.R. 54. 2 P.M. 82. S.S. 67.) Aug. 9. Friday. (T.S.R. 56. 2 P.M. 78. S.S. 67.) Aug. 10. Saturday. Rev. Mr. Warren arrived here about teatime and remained here over night. He is a jovial, pleasant gentleman, with whom the hours pass quickly. He is very anxious that Ada should start immediately for Benicia, to attend the Young Ladies Seminary there, but Ada cannot be spared at present. Neither do I think it would be for her own good for her to leave home just now. She is not settled enough in character, to go from her parents' care, as yet. The weather is cooler. (T.S.R. 56. 2 P.M. 76. S.S. 64.) Aug. 11. Sabbath. Mr. Warren took breakfast and dinner with us, also Mr. & Mrs. Ross dined here. Mr. Warren preached for us in the forenoon from the text, "Thy kingdom come," an excellent discourse. He then left for Mokelumne, where he is to preach. I have not been able to go to hear Mr. Ross preach this evening. Weather cool. (T.S.R. 53. 2 P.M. 75. S.S. 62.) Aug. 12. Monday. Mrs. Fairbanks called this morning. She is preparing to go East with her fatherless boys. (T.S.R. 50. 2 P.M. 80. S.S. 70.) Aug. 13. Tuesday. Mrs. McStay came with the Dr. from Stockton tonight. She will stop with us for a few days until she is wanted by Mrs. Wallace, and sew for me. (T.S.R. 50. 2 P.M. 85. S.S. 77.) Aug. 14. Wednesday. Mrs. McStay has been here all day sewing. (T.S.R. 53. 2 P.M. 83. S.S. 75.) Aug. 15. Thursday. Mrs. Wallace called this forenoon. Mrs. McStay is still here. (T.S.R. 53. 2 P.M. 84. S.S. 75.)

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January 1872

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