Delia Locke


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1873. he left unpaid. We have not decided what we shall do about Howard. Our friends advise us to let him remain there with Roland for the present. (T.S.R. 58. 2 P.M. 93. S.S. 83.) Aug. 21. Thursday. (T.S.R. 58. 2 P.M. 83. S.S. 73.) Aug. 22. Friday. I wrote to Roland this morning. This afternoon I went in to see Clara awhile. Mother came in there also, and when I came home, she came with me for a little while. Clara calls her babe Nettie. It is quite small. (T.S.R. 52. 2 P.M. 87. S.S. 73.) Aug. 23. Saturday. Last night, I was suddenly attacked with something which did not differ very much from cholera, only less severe suffered much pain, spasms in my stomach, and have not been dressed today. Josiah came in to see me for a few minutes. He is having a vacation now, will go back to San Francisco soon. His health is good. (T.S.R. 54. 2 P.M. 85. S.S. 70.) Aug. 24. Sabbath. I am still very weak. Mrs. McStay came in awhile. She is going to work for Susie. (T.S.R. 55. 2 P.M. 80. S.S. 69.) Aug. 25. Monday. I am still quite weak. Mr. Ross called also Susie in P.M. (T.S.R. 58. 2 P.M. 80. S.S. 68.) Aug. 26. Tuesday. I am slowly gaining strength. (T.S.R. 54. 2 P.M. 79. S.S. 66.) Aug. 27. Wednesday. Mrs. Ed. Smith called this afternoon (T.S.R. 49. 2 P.M. 83. S.S. 78.) Aug. 28. Thursday. (T.S.R. 49. 2 P.M. 89. S.S. 79.) Aug. 29. Friday. (T.S.R. 54. 2 P.M. 91. S.S. 81.) Aug. 30. Saturday. Alice Ward today returned home to San Francisco, having been with us nearly five weeks. We have had a pleasant visit from her, and she has gained in weight and strength. Eddie is now twenty two mos. old, and his weight is twenty seven pounds. He is therefore as large as the largest, who was 1873. Howard. He has but sixteen teeth as yet. He is quite forward about talking, and tries to talk in sentences. He says, "Wild cow bake fence down, hook Eddie awfry" (for awfully). He always calls himself Eddie. He makes me no trouble at all, when he can go with the children. Sometimes I do not see him for nearly half a day when he is out with them. He and Calvin do not at all resemble each other. (T.S.R. 58. 2 P.M. 92. S.S. 81.) Aug. 31. Sabbath. The weather is a little cloudy. We have attended meeting at our church as usual. Mr. Ross preached from the beautiful text, "Unto you that fear his name shall the Sun of Righteousness arise with healing in his wings." (T.S.R. 59. 2 P.M. 77. S.S. 65.) Sept. 1. Monday. The Haley girls called - Delia & Dolly or Ordelia and Udolphus. (T.S.R. 56. 2 P.M. 80. S.S. 70.) Sept. 2. Tuesday. Ada and Ida went with their father today on the Stockton road as far as Mrs. Russem's, to visit there while he went to Stockton, but they did not find the girls at home. Sarah is with Emma, and Mary is still at San Francisco. (T.S.R. 55. 2 P.M. 80. S.S. 69.) Sept. 3. Wednesday. This is Election day, and this precinct has gone Republican, as usual. (T.S.R. 52. 2 P.M. 82. S.S. 77.) Sept. 4. Thursday. Today I have spent at Susie's, in company with Mother, Eliza and her children Mrs. Wallace and her children and Clara Mr. Ross and baby. So we have had a noisy time, and I have not been well enough to enjoy it very much. Mrs. McStay is at work for Susie at present. (T.S.R. 56. 2 P.M. 83. S.S. 77.) Sept. 5. Friday. (T.S.R. 54. 2 P.M. 85. S.S. 76.) Sept. 6. Saturday. I could not sleep well for being choked with asthma, and had to get up some time before sunrise, and sit by the fire-plan where

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January 1873

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