Delia Locke


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1873. Feb. 25. Tuesday. Bro. and Sis. Ross called in the evening. (T.S.R. 34. 2 P.M. 55. S.S. 51.) Feb. 26. Wednesday. The evening was cloudy and windy. Sadie Packard was married to a Mr. Sager at Mrs. Ringer's by Mr. Ross. (T.S.R. 39. 2 P.M. 52. S.S. 49.) Feb. 27. Thursday. Forenoon very rainy, but fair afternoon. We have attended a church meeting this afternoon at Mr. Wallace's. The year for which Mr. Ross is engaged to preach is out tomorrow, and we have been looking over accounts, to see how the salary matter stands. We find there is a deficiency of $100. not subscribed towards the salary. Each one of the members present were requested to do what they could in the matter, and report in a meeting to be held next week. This eve we have attended the prayer meeting at the parsonage. Father, Mother, Mr. Wallace, Ada and myself present besides Bro. & Sis. Ross. As I came home from the church meeting this afternoon, I called on Mrs. Bruml. (T.S.R. 45. 2 P.M. 54. S.S. 48.) Feb. 28. Friday. We have had showers today. Mrs. Chrisman came and bought a $100. Florence Sewing Machine. Mrs. Le Taber came and had two teeth extracted, also Mother called. Eddie Moore is now sixteen months old, has twelve teeth and weighs twenty five lbs. He is the largest child of his age we have had, larger even than Howard was, but this is owing to the fact that teething does not make him sick, while Howard who was otherwise a large child, was affected greatly in health while teething, and was often very sick. Eddie has the same number of teeth that Luther, Ada, Horace and Ida had, and none had more. Also about walking and talking he is more forward than most of the others, as 1873. he walks well and speaks many words. He kisses very prettily and loves dearly to play with the children. (T.S.R. 42. 2 P.M. 52. S.S. 48.) Mar. 1. Saturday. (T.S.R. 34. 2 P.M. 53. S.S. 51.) Mar. 2. Sabbath. We have attended meeting and S. school today. It was the communion season, and but few came to the "solemn feast." Mr. Ross preached from the words of Paul where he speaks in Colossians something like this: "I make up in my body what is left behind of the sufferings of Christ." He took the view that in the economy of God, Christians are called upon to suffer in various ways, to "fill up" the sufferings necessary for the atonement of sin, and the acceptance of man with the Father. (T.S.R. 37. 2 P.M. 58. S.S. 55.) Mar. 3. Monday. (T.S.R. 37. 2 P.M. 62. S.S. 58.) Mar. 4. Tuesday. We went to a Sewing Circle this afternoon at Mother's - There were present - Clara, Susie Ellen Ada, Mrs. John Smith, Mrs. E. P. Megerle, Willie Smith and myself. We served on a couple of shirts for Mrs. Sturgeon's boys. No organization as yet. (T.S.R. 43. 2 P.M. 64. S.S. 61.) Mar. 5. Wednesday. Weather cloudy and rainy. (T.S.R. 46. 2 P.M. 57. S.S. 52.) Mar. 6. Thursday. Luther and Ada attended the Festival at the Station this evening. The exercises consisted of refreshments of various kinds, fancy articles for sale, and music by Miss Belknap and others. They realized about $250. so we understand, which is to go towards furnishing the church. (T.S.R. 44. 2 P.M. 57. S.S. 53.) Mar. 7. Friday. This morning Mother and went in Father's wagon to Mr. Elliott's, to see if we could get any thing towards Mr. Ross salary. We found Mr. E. mostly confined to the house, and he has been so since his return from a trip to the East, the first day of Nov. He is troubled with asthma. His daughter Emily has been under the physi-

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January 1873

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