Delia Locke


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1872. Aug. 28. Wednesday. (T.S.R. 62. 2 P.M. 91. S.S. 86.) Aug. 29. Thursday. Weather cloudy, with a few drops of rain in the early morning. Early this morn, Mother came and had four teeth extracted, the last on the lower jaw. She designs having a new half set of false teeth. Taking the three little ones with me. I went there to dinner, and then leaving the children there I visited the school and spent the afternoon till school closed. I was much interested. The teacher is doing a good work, and the scholars are progressing. I went back to Mother's to tea. Roland came just before, from Stockton. He is to engage in the sheep business, on shares with Mr. Geffroy. They are to start tomorrow for the sheep camp. (T.S.R. 67. 2 P.M. 86. S.S. 75.) Aug. 30. Friday. Eddie Moore is today ten months old and weighs twentyone pounds. He is the third in size, only Luther and Howard being larger. John Calvin was the third in size, but Eddie weighs one-half pound more than he did. Eddie has six teeth, which is the same number that Ada, Howard and Horace had, while all the others had less. He does not creep, but begins to get around some. He is a very quiet child, never gets off the bed even where he is awake, and loves dearly to see the children play. His hair has never all fallen off, and now it is growing finely. He says "mamma" plainly, calls me when he is tried or hungry. He is not weaned. We have learned of the death of Mother's cousin, Annie Orcutt past sixty years of age. She went out in the door yard to drive away a cow that was trespassing, when the cow suddenly turned, and pushed her down with such force that she did not attempt to rise was carried to her bed, and never spoke again, though she lived two days, and expired Aug. 17. A blessed thing it was for her that she was ready to go. Weather cloudy, with a little rain at night. (T.S.R. 62. 2 P.M. 80. S.S. 69.) 1872. Aug. 31. Saturday. Ellen White dined with us. (T.S.R. 59. 2 P.M. 81. S.S. 71.) Sept. 1. Sabbath. We have attended meeting as usual. Mr. Ross preached from the text. "Then they that feared the Lord spake often one to another," etc. A camp meeting is in progress at Mokelumne and Dr. went down with a load of children this afternoon. I was not able to go. (T.S.R. 52. 2 P.M. 81. S.S. 71.) Sept. 2. Monday. I have been sick with asthma today. (T.S.R. 52. 2 P.M. 77. S.S. 63.) Sept. 3. Tuesday. Better today. (T.S.R. 50. 2 P.M. 77. S.S. 67.) Sept. 4. Wednesday. They have all attended the Lodge meeting but me tonight. Poor Howard ! he has been obliged to acknowledge a violation of the pledge, having been led aside at the Camp meeting by bad boys, and tempted to drink. It is a question in my mind, whether those camp meetings are more productive of good or evil. Lizzie McCloud is here for the night. (T.S.R. 50. 2 P.M. 78. S.S. 70.) Sept. 5. Thursday. The funeral of Andrew. Thompson was attended today in our church, but I was not able to go. (T.S.R. 50. 2 P.M. 85. S.S. 75.) Sept. 6. Friday. (T.S.R. 54. 2 P.M. 89. S.S. 80.) Sept. 7. Saturday. (T.S.R. 58. 2 P.M. 87. S.S. 80.) Sept. 8. Sabbath. There has been no meeting in our church today on account of camp meetings at the Station and the Brick church. Dr. went with the children twice to the Brick church in the day time, and to the Station this evening, where they heard Mr. Bruner preach. Mr. Olivee preached at the Brick Church. I have not been able to go. (T.S.R. 54. 2 P.M. 87. S.S. 78.) Sept. 9. Monday (T.S.R. 56. 2 P.M. 87. S.S. 74.) Sept. 10. Tuesday. Have been sick with sick headache. (T.S.R. 58. 2 P.M. 89. S.S. 80.) Sept. 11. Wednesday. No Lodge on account of the Camp meeting. (T.S.R. 62. 2 P.M. 91. S.S. 86.)

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January 1872

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