Delia Locke


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1874. After dinner, we had to say goodbye again to Ada, who returns to the Normal School, and to Horace Hammond, who returns to San Francisco, where he works in the Excelsior Bedding Factory. O how these partings sadden! But we hope to see Ada again soon. (T.S.R. 49.2 P.M. 57. S.S. 55.) Nov. 8. Sabbath. I have asthma too much to go out to meeting. It is very troublesome. (T.S.R. 51.2 P.M. 65. S.S. 61.) Nov. 9. Monday. Weather cloudy and foggy. School began today in the old school house again, for the new one is not done. All the children go but the four youngest. The teacher's name is Keniston. Received a Postal Card from Ada, saying she arrived safely in San Jose. (T.S.R. 53.2 P.M. 62. S.S. 60.) Nov. 10. Tuesday. Cloudy again. Mrs. Geo. Mowry came in this afternoon. (T.S.R. 57.2 P.M. 65. S.S. 61.) Nov. 11. Wednesday. Cloudy. (T.S.R. 57.2 P.M. 67. S.S. 63.) Nov. 12. Thursday. (T.S.R. 53.2 P.M. 63. S.S. 58.) Nov. 13. Friday. Little Eunice is today three mos. old, and she weighs but twelve pounds, so that she has lost instead of gaining in weight. I have had but one babe as small as she is, and that was Willard, who had nearly doubled his weight at this age. But Eunice does not weigh two pounds more than she did when she was born. Still she is strong in her limbs and raises herself on her elbow. 1874. She is a happy child, and coos and plays. (T.S.R. 41.2 P.M. 59. S.S. 56.) Nov. 14. Saturday. (T.S.R. 33.2 P.M. 56. S.S. 53.) Nov. 15. Sabbath. I have had asthma very bad today, could not attend S. school, and what is worse, the medicine which I depend upon, and which relieves the spasms, is all out. Sixteen days ago, I sent to Vermont for another box, which has not yet arrived, and in my sorest need, I have it not, and am much distressed. (T.S.R. 37.2 P.M. 59. S.S. 56.) Nov. 16. Monday. I received good news today, my box of "Green Mountain Asthma Cure", and a letter from Ada. Father came in this eve, and we have been talking about Abington people and things. (T.S.R. 35.2 P.M. 58. S.S. 51.) Nov. 17. Tuesday. I am still quite sick, the asthma is so fastened on me. Ida stayed from school this forenoon to help the Chinaman wash. This afternoon, Mrs. John Haley. Mrs. Dr. Witt, Mrs. Franois and Mrs. Owens came in. A package of candy came to Eddie from Ada. I have written to her. (T.S.R. 35.2 P.M. 55. S.S. 51.) Nov. 18. Wednesday. A rainy day. Father came in and brought me a picture of the Abington home, of former years. I am so glad to get it, for I have so much desired to have it. Mother has not seemed to be gaining of late, and this eve she has been

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January 1874

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