Delia Locke


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1873. John Calvin is now four years old, weighs thirty five and one half pounds and is three feet, two and three fourths inches in height. He is a larger child than Ida, Mary and Hannah were, and taller than Horace and Willard were, but not so heavy. He resembles Willard more than either of the others, both in looks and disposition. He is not very easy to manage, being fretful and babyish, liking to tease, but not willing to be teased, and selfish and quarrelsome. But he is intelligent and easy to learn. He has never been taught his letters, but he can spell many words from hearing Hannah spell, and he can count twenty. He is rather delicate in health, and I am afraid, when he is older, that he will be troubled with asthma. Eddie is now (T.S.R. 43. 2 P.M. 75. S.S. 63.) nineteen months old, weighs twenty four and three fourths lbs, having lost a pound by sickness. He has the same number of teeth as before sixteen He is more forward than all younger than Ida in teething, but he is now behind Howard and John in weight. In talking, he is as forward as any, I think, and is, like John, very fond of pictures, and boyish. May 31. Saturday (T.S.R. 43. 2 P.M. 80. S.S. 68.) June 1. Sabbath. We have attended meeting today. Mr. Ross preached a sermon on the Ommpotence of God. (T.S.R. 50. 2 P.M. 79. S.S. 66.) June 2. Monday. (T.S.R. 54. 2 P.M. 87. S.S. 75.) June 3. Tuesday. (T.S.R. 57. 2 P.M. 92. S.S. 77.) June 4. Wednesday. Today I have visited at Susie's taking the three little ones with me. Mother was there. Her ankle is improving fast. Eliza was there with her little ones and Clara with Mabel and Carice Geffroy. Bro. & Sister Geffroy with Bertha are traveling for health. 1873. We had a very pleasant visit, though the weather was as warm as any we have had this year. Their house is very comfortable now. (T.S.R. 57. 2 P.M. 93. S.S. 78.) June 5. Thursday. (T.S.R. 60. 2 P.M. 89. S.S. 75.) June 6. Friday. (T.S.R. 57. 2 P.M. 86. S.S. 74.) June 7. Saturday. (T.S.R. 53. 2 P.M. 91. S.S. 76.) June 8. Sabbath. We have attended the S.S. this morn. No preaching today, and after the S.S. I went with Dr. to see Mrs. Le Faber's baby, who has been sick for some time. After coming home, Dr. went to visit Milton Mowry who lives at his brother Geo.'s on the hill in the Ranch house. He is sick with chills and fever. I had not seen Mrs. Geo. Mowry, and went with him. She is a nice young woman, married last fall, and but just come to Cal. from Missouri. (T.S.R. 55. 2 P.M. 92. S.S. 77.) June 9. Monday. (T.S.R. 55. 2 P.M. 93. S.S. 77.) June 10. Tuesday. Bro. and Sister Geffroy arrived in the evening at Clara's and I went over to see them. They have been to Oakland and think of removing there. (T.S.R. 55. 2 P.M. 87. S.S. 73.) June 11. Wednesday. (T.S.R. 51. 2 P.M. 88. S.S. 73.) June 12. Thursday. I have been visiting at Clara's this afternoon. Mother and the Geffroys were there. I remained to the prayer meeting this evening and we had a pleasant time in communion with the Father, brought nigh by the blood of the Son, led by the Holy Spirit. (T.S.R. 50. 2 P.M. 83. S.S. 70.) June 13. Friday. Josiah's school closed today. He gave eight prizes. Ida received the first in spelling a box of combs. Elmer received two, one for spelling and one for writing. John Hammond received the second in spelling - a game of Authors. Amelia Bruml, Elisha Norton and Jennie and John Inglis' received the others. The school

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January 1873

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