Delia Locke


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1875. would claim nearly my whole time, but of course I can give her but little attention. Most of them are much troubled in their bowels. Willard and John have been the least sick of them all. (T.S.R. 50.2 P.M. 76. S.S. 60.) Apr. 29. Thursday. Eunice is the sick one today. The others seem considerably better. All the girls are dressed for the first time. Rev. W. C. Stewart came recommended to us as a candidate for the ministry here. He will stop here for the present. He is a widower with five children - a grown son in Eureka, two girls in the Protestant Orphan Asylum in San Francisco, and two other girls in Humboldt Co. He is genial in manners and seems like a devoted Christian. Mrs. Rennels and Rosa Henderson called. (T.S.R. 51.2 P.M. 73. S.S. 64.) Apr. 30. Friday. A cloudy day. Frank Richardson and Lizzie Moore were married in church today by Mr. Ross. Eunice and Ida are still quite weak the others improving. Ada sewed a little - she is so uneasy to get to work again. (T.S.R. 54.2 P.M. 68. S.S. 58.) May. 1. Saturday. The Champions of the Red Cross had a picnic today on the usual picnic ground. None of the children were really able to go but Howard, but Horace was so anxious to go that I gave reluctant leave. He came home tonight with a bad cough and ear-ache, and we are sorry he went. The wind blew fresh and cold on the picnic ground, which made it unsuitable for him to be there. Ada had a very server ear-ache last night, and it is still troublesome. John has also been troubled with ear-ache, and now Horace. It is a common complaint with the measle - ites. (T.S.R. 49.2 P.M. 75. S.S. 65.) May 2. Sabbath. Ada felt so much better that she took change of the house and convalescent children 1875. while I went to S. school. John and Willard also went. I was too weary to enjoy it much. It will take me a long time to get rested again. (T.S.R. 47.2 P.M. 80. S.S. 72.) May 3. Monday. I have written to Uncle N. Howard, informing him of the safe arrival of the gold beads sent by Mother Locke to Mary, according to the request of his wife - Aunt Mary Howard - at her death. Rev. Mr. Stewart is still here. He will stop with us for the present. (T.S.R. 56.2 P.M. 88. S.S. 72.) May 4. Tuesday. (T.S.R. 54.2 P.M. 82. S.S. 72.) May 5. Wednesday. Cloudy at night - alas! it is too late for rain to do much good. (T.S.R. 56.2 P.M. 85. S.S. 72.) May 6. Thursday. Cloudy & windy. (T.S.R. 57.2 P.M. 72. S.S. 60.) May 7. Friday. The day has been a little cloudy and we have rain tonight. (T.S.R. 45.2 P.M. 72. S.S. 60.) May 8. Saturday. We have now been married twenty years. I had thought it would be pleasant to have a variety wedding, but it is not convenient, for our children are not yet very well, and Susie's children are just coming down with the measles. Mr. Wallace has been putting down an oilcloth carpet in my room today. He has put down one like it in the entry. (T.S.R. 55.2 P.M. 70. S.S. 60.) May 9. Sabbath. We have attended meeting. In S. school I took Susie's class. She could not be there because her children are all sick with measles. Mr. Stewart preached from the text, O taste and see that the Lord is good," etc. Minnie Burt was at meeting. She came with the Elliotts. She is teaching six miles from Woodbridge. I did not know her, not having seen her since she was a little girl. She just called after the service to see Ada, but could not stop. This afternoon, we have been to see Susie's sick children. Elmer is the sickest one. Mrs. Baxter is also there with her two children, and they are

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January 1875

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