1874. the funeral, but he has not yet returned, so they had the Methodist. Mr. Cummings. I could not go so far but while the others were gone. I went to see Mrs. John Haley who is sick in bed, and the little children who are sick at Mr. De Witt's. The very day Mr. Ben. Haley's family moved away, her sister and family arrived here from Idaho, to visit them. The name is Frenois, and the children a boy of four and a girl of two years old, are sick, the boy very sick. He seems to be nigh unto death. (T.S.R. 41.2 P.M. 66. S.S. 61.) Nov. 2. Monday. Cloudy. Our parents came home from visit to N.E today. Dr. and Josiah brought them up from the Station. Mother is sick from fatigue. (T.S.R. 46.2 P.M. 70. S.S. 64.) Nov. 3. Tuesday. Cloudy. (T.S.R. 47.2 P.M. 62. S.S. 58.) Nov. 4. Wednesday. Cloudy. (T.S.R. 56.2 P.M. 67. S.S. 61.) Nov. 5. Thursday. A very rainy day no Missionary meeting. Mrs. Gay is disappointed (T.S.R. 54.2 P.M. 57. S.S. 55.) Nov. 6. Friday. This is the fortieth anniversary of our Parent's wedding day, and they were to have a variety wedding, and extensive preparations had been made and every body invited, but it was not to take place. Mother is quite sick, and Mrs. Starkey has come today to nurse her. I went over there this morning 1874. with Ada, Johnnie and baby, and remained to dine. Mother is too feeble to talk much so I could not hear from her much about the visit East. She was not sick a single day while there, but as soon as she came in sight of home again, she became entirely exhausted. She has lived on her nerves too long. Susie and Hannah Geffroy came in and it was proposed to have a reunion of the brothers and sisters at Susie's house. So Susie wished me to ride back with them, which I did, taking baby to stay over night. All the eight children were together this eve, and it only wanted Father and Mother to make the family complete. Mr. & Mrs. Hitchcock came there intending to be present at the Variety Wedding, so when they found it was to be postponed, they would have returned, but were invited to remain over night, and did so. We talked, and sang "Auld Lang Syne" and "Shall we gather at the river." etc. and separated, perhaps never to meet again thus on earth. Ada was there too, for though the school commenced again last Tuesday, she had written beforehand and obtained leave from the Principal - Prof. Allen - to stay and attend the Variety Wedding. (T.S.R. 45.2 P.M. 55. S.S. 54.) Nov. 7. Saturday. Cloudy. This morning. I remained at Susie's till about ten o'clock, then rode home with Mr. & Mrs. Hitchcock.
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