Delia Locke


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1875. June 3. Thursday. Mr. Stewart dined with us. (T.S.R. 54.2 P.M. 90. S.S. 77.) June 4. Friday. (T.S.R. 55.2 P.M. 92. S.S. 78.) June 5. Saturday. (T.S.R. 58.2 P.M. 93. S.S. 80.) June 6. Sabbath. I am so weak from coughing today that I could not attend meeting, and hear Mr. Stewart preach. The Catholics have dedicated their church here today - the one they bought from the United Brethren. We are sorry to have the members of the Romish Church centre around here, but so it is. (T.S.R. 58.2 P.M. 93. S.S. 83.) June 7. Monday. (T.S.R. 55.2 P.M. 90. S.S. 74.) June 8. Tuesday. A cold wind has been blowing today. This eve, the meeting of the Literary Society has been held here. There was a good attendance. Mr. Keniston presides. The exercises were - Select Reading, Declamations, Debate and Spelling, interspersed with singing. (T.S.R. 54.2 P.M. 76. S.S. 66.) June 9. Wednesday. (T.S.R. 55.2 P.M. 78. S.S. 68.) June 10. Thursday. (T.S.R. 55.2 P.M. 76. S.S. 62.) June 11. Friday. A little cloudy. Susie made a short call. (T.S.R. 55.2 P.M. 76. S.S. 66.) June 12. Saturday. A cloudy day with thunder and lightning at night. (T.S.R. 50.2 P.M. 76. S.S. 66.) June 13. Sabbath. A rainy forenoon. Mr. Harpending lectured on Education after the S. school, but I did not go. Eunice is now ten months old, has six teeth and weighs seventeen pounds. She has the same number of teeth that Ada, Howard, Horace and Eddie had, while all the others had less. She weighs the same that Ada did, and they two were the smallest. But she does not creep, as some of them did, but gets up and down at pleasure. However, as she has had the measles, I will not complain. On that account she has not been much on the floor. (T.S.R. 54.2 P.M. 67. S.S. 59.) 1875. June 14. Monday. A cloudy day. And I have not felt very bright and cheerful, for we have said goodby to Ada for another long term. School is to commence tomorrow at San Jose, and so she has gone, as she must to be in season. But we must cheer up, for the time will not seem long. (T.S.R. 50.2 P.M. 76. S.S. 68.) June 15. Tuesday. Strange summer weather we have had today. It has been cloudy with a high wind all day and tonight we have hard rain with thunder and lightening. The rain has come so late it will do much harm to hay and grain, as well as dry feed. (T.S.R. 57.2 P.M. 73. S.S. 58.) June 16. Wednesday. Morning cloudy and rainy. It has rained enough to wet down a foot in depth. Received letters from Luther and Ada. Luther is at work for a stock man in Ventura Co. Ada arrived safely in San Jose and the Senior Class opens with about fifty members. I have been to Mrs. Mowry's tonight. She has another little daughter born at about 9 P.M. (T.S.R. 57.2 P.M. 72. S.S. 62.) June 17. Thursday. Wrote letters to Luther and Ada. (T.S.R. 50.2 P.M. 79. S.S. 73.) June 18. Friday. (T.S.R. 56.2 P.M. 87. S.S. 70.) June 19. Saturday. I called on Mrs. Mowry this forenoon and found her getting along nicely. Rev. Mr. Norton, an Agent of the Bible Society is here for tea and all night. He is recently from the scene of the grasshopper plague in Nebraska, and yet he is homesick. (T.S.R. 55.2 P.M. 84. S.S. 70.) June 20. Sabbath. We have attended meeting this morn. as usual Susie and Geo. had their children. Lilla and John Gerould baptized by Mr. Stewart. Mr. Norton preached for the Bible Society from the text, "Thy kingdom come." I came home sick and did not sit up much this afternoon - am feverish. (T.S.R. 55.2 P.M. 85. S.S. 76.) June 21. Monday. Father is today sixty years old. Mr. Norton was here to breakfast. I have received letters from Aunt Gerould and Ada. All are well. (T.S.R. 55.2 P.M. 93. S.S. 76.)

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January 1875

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