Delia Locke


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1873. Foote, and they are to live in what was before his Office. Louisa is quite sick, and they are afraid her symptoms are those of hip disease. We hope it is not so. (T. S. R. 42.2 P.M. 68. S.S. 57.) Nov. 30. Sabbath. The forenoon was rainy, so that I could not attend the S. S. with the others. (T. S. R. 52.2 P.M. 58. S.S. 54.) Dec. 1. Monday. Cloudy. (T. S. R. 49.2 P.M. 54. S.S. 52.) Dec. 2. Tuesday. It is very chilly and cold. My Eolian, that I bought with the money I earned at teaching school, has been out of order for some time. The bellows, being made of rubber spoiled in this climate, and gave way entirely. Dr. some time ago, sent it to San Francisco, and it has come back, nicely repaired, and seemingly as good as new. It cost us twenty dollars for the repairing. (T. S. R. 34.2 P.M. 47. S.S. 44.) Dec. 3. Wednesday. About nine o'clock A. M. it commenced to snow, and snowed till S. S. in regular old N. E. style. It has been a real treat to the children to see it, for though, eight years ago this month, snow fell one night to the depth of two inches, yet it came while we were asleep and neither disturbed nor pleased any one. Then the sun rose bright and pleasant, and soon melted away the soft, feathery flakes. But this time, we have had the pure benefit of a snow storm, and four or five in depth remains on everything tonight. I have felt as though in a dream all day. We think enough has fallen to make a foot in depth, if it had been cold enough not to melt at all. As it was, I suppose it was the coldest day, take it all through, that we have known her. (T. S. R. 37.2 P.M. 34. S.S. 34.) Dec. 4. Thursday. The weather has been cloudy and showery. The snow remained till noon today in some places. (T. S. R. 48.2 P.M. 56. S.S. 55.) 1873. Dec. 5. Friday. A cloudy day and rainy night. (T. S. R. 50.2 P.M. 58. S.S. 54.) Dec. 6. Saturday. Another cloudy and rainy day. Much rain has fallen today. Mr. Wm. O. Clark of Drytown arrived here tonight. He is to lecture twice tomorrow in the church. (T. S. R. 47.2 P.M. 53. S.S. 50.) Dec. 7. Sabbath. The morning was very rainy and the day has been cloudy, while again tonight it is windy and rainy. The weather has not been at all favorable for Mr. Clark's lectures. Still he had good congregations morning and evening, but I could not go. His lectures are said to be quite interesting. (T. S. R. 47.2 P.M. 50. S.S. 45.) Dec. 8. Monday. Still cloudy. Mr. Clark left after breakfast. (T. S. R. 42.2 P.M. 50. S.S. 46.) Dec. 9. Tuesday. The weather is still cloudy and showery Mr. Harpending called this afternoon. We learn today of the death of Mrs. F. C. Andrew in Stockton. She died very suddenly about two days ago. She leaves one daughter also in delicate health - a girl about fourteen or fifteen years old - now an orphan. Mrs. Athearn moved into Stockton last spring, in order better to educate the children Mrs. Andrew has long been in delicate health. (T. S. R. 42.2 P.M. 50. S.S.47.) Dec. 10. Wednesday. Mrs. Bragg dined with us today. Mr. Covert died last night, leaving his wife (Mrs. Miner) with a very young babe. (T. S. R. 43.2 P.M. 50. S.S. 46.) Dec. 11. Thursday. Mrs. Bruml called this afternoon. (T. S. R. 32.2 P.M. 47. S.S. 44.) Dec. 12. Friday. (T. S. R. 31.2 P.M. 49. S.S. 44.) Dec. 13. Saturday. Cloudy. (T. S. R. 41.2 P.M. 50. S.S. 48.) Dec. 14. Sabbath. The fair weather has not yet come. We had a hard shower in the early morn. and the morning was foggy. The night is again rainy. We went to the S. S. this forenoon. This afternoon I went with Dr. to Josiah's, and he and I operated on Louisa's leg. They gave her

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January 1873

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