1874. Mar. 20. Friday. Horace, Ida and Mary visited Ada's school this afternoon, and Rose Stark weather Amelia Bruml and Sarah Locke went with them. (T.S.R. 38.2 P.M. 60. S.S. 54.) Mar. 21. Saturday. (T.S.R. 44.2 P.M. 64. S.S. 57.) Mar. 22. Sabbath. We have been to S. school today, as usual. (T.S.R. 42.2 P.M. 68. S.S. 62.) Mar. 23. Monday. Mrs. Gay called this afternoon. (T.S.R. 46.2 P.M. 66. S.S. 62.) Mar. 24. Tuesday. (T.S.R. 44.2 P.M. 67. S.S. 62.) Mar. 25. Wednesday. Weather cloudy and showery. Dr. started for San Jose this noon, to be present at the closing exercises and graduating ceremonies of another class in the Normal School. Ada expect to commence school there in June. Frankie Day graduates at this time. Mrs. Wallace came this afternoon. (T.S.R. 48.2 P.M. 65. S.S. 54.) Mar. 26. Thursday. The Missionary Meeting was held here today. The weather was fine and everything favorable. We got six new names as members. Mrs. Foote, Mrs. Gay, Mrs. Isaac Smith, Mrs. Ringer, Mrs. Pygall and Mrs. Thompson. The above mentioned ladies were present with the exception of Mrs. Foote, Mother Susie, Mrs. Wallace, Eliza and Ellen Baird were also here, and Mother, Susie, Mrs. Pygall and Mrs. Gay remained to tea. (T.S.R. 45.2 P.M. 65. S.S. 55.) Mar. 27. Friday. A cloudy day and a showery night. The price of black and dead flesh in Willie's face came out entirely this morning, it having been nearly five weeks since he was bitten. A large hole is left in his cheek which will have to be filled up as it heals, and there will probably always be a sear there. Dr. came home from San Jose today. He was much delighted with what he saw at the Normal School. Mr. Burt's family live there now, having rented a house on purpose to send the girls to school there. Minnie has now attended the Normal School a year, and her sisters attend the Public schools, which are very good. (T.S.R. 45.2 P.M. 68. S.S. 58.) 1874. Mar. 28. Saturday. Cloudy and showery. (T.S.R. 50.2 P.M. 59. S.S. 52.) Mar. 29. Sabbath. A cloudy day. Mr. Warren, Agent of the H. M. S. preached today from the text, "Bear ye one another's burdens," etc. After the sermon was a church meeting, and we voted to hire Mr. Ross for another year, at the same salary as he had last year. A system of Monthly Pledges was adopted, and twelve collectors - ladies - were appointed, one for each month, to collect in these pledges. Nearly enough was pledged to make up the salary for the present year, Mother is the collector for this year, and she will enter upon her duties at once, as the month has nearly expired. (T.S.R. 44.2 P.M. 57. S.S. 54.) Mar. 30. Monday. Still cloudy. Dr. started for the Milton sheep camp today. (T.S.R. 44.2 P.M. 60. S.S. 51.) Mar. 31. Tuesday. Forenoon cloudy. (T.S.R. 47.2 P.M. 62. S.S. 57.) Apr. 1. Wednesday. (T.S.R. 44.2 P.M. 69. S.S. 62.) Apr. 2. Thursday. Dr. returned from the sheep camp today. They have lost many lambs, owing to the cold rains and snows, and things are rather discouraging there. I have received a letter from cousin Clema Porter. Mary Peter met with a severe, nearly fatal accident a short time ago. She was thrown from her horse, on her way to or from school, how she knows not, and one arm broken and the other shoulder dislocated. She is now able to be in school again, by being carried in a buggy. Mr. Porter is Agent for the Bible Society for Southern Cal. and Calvin is first Assistant in the Post Office at Los Angeles. They are anxious to sell their little farm, and move into the City. They now live three miles out in the suburbs of Los Angeles. (T.S.R. 49.2 P.M. 74. S.S. 60.) Apr. 3. Friday. I have written today to Aunts Cynthia Gerould and Nancy Wilkinson, and sent our pictures to them and to Uncle Charles Locke. (T.S.R. 44.2 P.M. 62. S.S. 56.) Apr. 4. Saturday. Weather cloudy and a little rainy. (T.S.R. 50.2 P.M. 65. S.S. 54.) Apr. 5. Sabbath. We have attended the S. school. Mr. Banta dined here. (T.S.R. 43.2 P.M. 63. S.S. 53.)
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