Delia Locke


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1873. has been a pleasant one and we could wish it prolonged, but Josiah goes immediately to San Francisco to finish his medical studies and graduate. He came here and dined with us, and Bro. & Sister Ross, Bro & Sis. Geffroy Mother also were here, to spend the day. (T.S.R. 52. 2 P.M. 88. S.S. 71.) June 14. Saturday. Mrs. Rogers came in this afternoon. She and her husband are stopping at Mrs. Norton's. They have come overland from Los Angeles where they reside, to make, as it were, a farewell visit, for to all human appearances, he is not long for earth. He is seventy eight years old, and quite feeble. It is wonder that he could stand such a journey. She is just as ever, kind and friendly. Hannah and Clara came in this eve, and the Geffroys are here for the night. (T.S.R. 52. 2 P.M. 83. S.S. 64.) June 15. Sabbath. The Geffroys are here today. We have attended meeting. Mr. Ross preached from Ps. 139.1-6. on the Omnipresence of God. (T.S.R. 48. 2 P.M. 77. S.S. 64.) June 16. Monday. The weather is a little cloudy. Bro Geffroy and Hannah were here to breakfast and all night. (T.S.R. 57. 2 P.M. 80. S.S. 69.) June 17. Tuesday. After breakfast, the Geffroys went to Stockton with Dr. Mrs. Mowry came in this afternoon. (T.S.R. 56. 2 P.M. 84. S.S. 72.) June 18. Wednesday. (T.S.R. 57. 2 P.M. 85. S.S. 69.) June 19. Thursday. (T.S.R. 57. 2 P.M. 85. S.S. 75.) June 20. Friday. (T.S.R. 57. 2 P.M. 84. S.S. 68.) June 21. Saturday. Rev. Mr. Hubbard called. He is to preach for Mr. Ross tomorrow. He preaches at Modesto. (T.S.R. 52. 2 P.M. 81. S.S. 66.) June 22. Sabbath. The wind blew so hard that I did not venture to church. Mr. Hubbard preached. (T.S.R. 50. 2 P.M. 83. S.S. 71.) June 23. Monday. (T.S.R. 60. 2 P.M. 85. S.S. 75.) 1873. June 24. Tuesday. A cold wind blows tonight. We have just received a letter from Mother Locke saying that tommorrow she will be seventy two years old. She has long been very lame pushing a chair before her as she walks. (T.S.R. 50. 2 P.M. 79. S.S. 60.) June 25. Wednesday. Mrs. Weber called this forenoon. (T.S.R. 50. 2 P.M. 73. S.S. 60.) June 26. Thursday. I rode to the ferry this afternoon with Dr. to visit with Mr. & Mrs. Rogers' at Mr. Norton's. The old man is very feeble, will not probably last long. He is much troubled in his breathing. Dr. took him out to ride a little farther, and it seems to make him better to ride. The old veterans, born in the last century, I look upon with respect. I called at Clara's on my way home. (T.S.R. 45. 2 P.M. 79. S.S. 66.) June 27. Friday. Clara and I went together to call on Mrs. Mowry. (T.S.R. 50. 2 P.M. 83. S.S. 71.) June 28. Saturday. Fifteen years ago this morning our Bro. Elmer died. (T.S.R. 50. 2 P.M. 87. S.S. 73.) June 29. Sabbath. I was very sick with sick headache last night, and so weak today that I did not attend meeting. (T.S.R. 53. 2 P.M. 89. S.S. 75.) June 30. Monday. A windy day. Eddie is today just as old as Luther was when Ada was born twenty months. His weight is no more than it has been before, twenty six pounds, and he has no more than sixteen teeth. He is as large as any except Howard, who weighed twenty seven pounds, and he is as forward as any about teething, also about talking he is heavy forward, as he speaks some sentences, and he can sound all the letters plainly except s and l. He is a good boy - much petted by all. (T.S.R. 55. 2 P.M. 93. S.S. 78.) July 1. Tuesday. Mr. & Mrs. B. Bryant called this morning. Our conversation was mostly about her father, are

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January 1873

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