Delia Locke


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1873. Jan. 8. Wednesday. Cloudy. (T.S.R. 49. 2 P.M. 55. S.S. 52.) Jan. 9. Thursday. Still cloudy. (T.S.R. 51. 2 P.M. 56. S.S. 52.) Jan. 10. Friday. The morning was foggy and the day cloudy. (T.S.R. 41. 2 P.M. 53. S.S. 50.) Jan. 11. Saturday. Rainy. (T.S.R. 49. 2 P.M. 55. S.S. 54.) Jan. 12. Sabbath. Another time deprived of the services of the sanctuary. But my health is steadily improving, though I thought it not best to walk on the damp ground today. Mr. Harrow preached in the eve for Mr. Ross, who had been to the other side of the river to many Joanna Parker to Mr. Faulkner of Dry Creek. (T.S.R. 51. 2 P.M. 59. S.S. 54.) Jan. 13. Monday. The forenoon was rainy. This is Sister Susie's birthday - thirtyfour years old - and another niece is born to us today. Eliza has another girl making three. Four years ago Carrie Geffroy was born - a singular coincidence (T.S.R. 51. 2 P.M. 58. S.S. 55.) Jan. 14. Tuesday. A windy day, but not so as to interfere with my going to the store, which I have not done before for two or three months, I think. (T.S.R. 40. 2 P.M. 55. S.S. 53.) Jan. 15. Wednesday. Ellen White came in a while this afternoon. This evening, Horace Mann joined the Good Templar's Lodge, which is now mostly composed of juvenile members. (T.S.R. 37. 2 P.M. 56. S.S. 53.) Jan. 16. Thursday. (T.S.R. 41. 2 P.M. 58. S.S. 54.) Jan. 17. Friday. I have been to Mother's today. with Hannah and Eddie. I walked both ways without very great fatigue. Mrs. Le Faber and children came in there this afternoon. Coming home I made a short call on Mrs. Ed. Smith. She has in charge, one of Frank Smith's motherless little ones - little Fanny - to keep till next year. (T.S.R. 38. 2 P.M. 58. S.S. 55.) Jan. 18. Saturday. (T.S.R. 39. 2 P.M. 59. S.S. 55.) 1873. Jan. 19. Sabbath. I have attended meeting today for the first time since the 10th of Nov. I feel so thankful to be out again, but not thankful enough, I fear Mr. Ross preached from the text, "In the time of his prosperity he hardened his heart." The subject of his discourse was, prosperity tends to lead even the best of Christians from God. (T.S.R. 41. 2 P.M. 60. S.S. 55.) Jan. 20. Monday. (T.S.R. 42. 2 P.M. 62. S.S. 58.) Jan. 21. Tuesday. Foggy morn. (T.S.R. 43. 2 P.M. 57. S.S. 53.) Jan. 22. Wednesday. Another foggy morning and pleasant day. (T.S.R. 42. 2 P.M. 59. S.S. 55.) Jan. 23. Thursday. Mrs. Le Faber and children spent the afternoon here. (T.S.R. 39. 2 P.M. 62. S.S. 55.) Jan. 24. Friday. Windy. (T.S.R. 43. 2 P.M. 58. S.S. 54.) Jan. 25. Saturday. (T.S.R. 38. 2 P.M. 60. S.S. 55.) Jan. 26. Sabbath. As there was no preaching in our church today, we all went to the United Brethren church and heard Mr. Harrow preach. He made a very good address from the words of king David, "Who then is willing to consecrate his service this day unto the Lord?" From the meeting we went to the Sabbath school at our own church, and I took Clara's class who was absent. I have exerted myself so much that I am almost sick tonight. Mr. Ross preaches this eve. (T.S.R. 42. 2 P.M. 61. S.S. 57.) Jan. 27. Monday. A foggy morn and a windy day. (T.S.R. 45. 2 P.M. 63. S.S. 57.) Jan. 28. Tuesday. Dr. has started today. for San Francisco whither he goes on business. I expect a new Sewing Machine when he returns, and perhaps two of them, also he will see what can be done for my Eolian, the bellows of which are all out. Perhaps he will think it better to buy a new musical instrument, than to fix up the old one. (T.S.R. 38. 2 P.M. 57. S.S. 54.)

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January 1873

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