Delia Locke


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1875. Sept. 20. Monday. Received a letter from Ada as usual. She writes that Mrs. Burt has started to attend the State Fair at Sac. and will visit us on her way home. (T.S.R. 60. 2 P.M. 82. S.S. 70.) Sept. 21. Tuesday. (T.S.R. 58. 2 P.M. 80. S.S. 70.) Sept. 22. Wednesday. Roland came to visit us. His time at herding sheep for Mr. Geffroy is out, and he has not made anything, but lost much. We feel sorry for him. Mrs. Burt arrived by stage today. and Dr. left for the State Fair. (T.S.R. 52. 2 P.M. 80. S.S. 75.) Sept. 23. Thursday. Though not feeling very well. I went about noon to Susie's with Mrs. Burt. Eddie Shaw, who, last night arrived from San Francisco drove us over in Geo.'s buggy. We had a pleasant visit there this afternoon. Thank Bates was also there, also just from San Francisco. Bela Shaw and Fred, have started for Missouri, hearing that there was a job of work there, which they could get to do. (T.S.R. 54. 2 P.M. 84. S.S. 75.) Sept. 24. Friday. Susie came along this morn. with her baby in the buggy, so taking my baby, Mrs. Burt and I went with her to visit Mrs. Jove. We found her at home, took dinner with them in their nice new house and had a very pleasant time, renewing old acquaintances. After dinner, we went on to Sungville by way of Lodi, and arrived at the school house just after Minnie, who teaches there, had left for her boarding place at May Thompson's So we kept on, there and a half miles further and arrived at Maj. Thompson's about the same time as Minnie did, who had gone another way. Of course, Minnie was delighted to see her mother, and we had a pleasant time, though Maj. and Mrs. Thompson were absent attending the State Fair. Here we stayed over night. Minnie is getting very tired of her school and homesick, we think. (T.S.R. 58. 2 P.M. 88. S.S. 80.) 1875. Sept. 25. Saturday. We started for home this morning about nine o'clock, leaving Mrs. Burt at Maj. Thompson's. Maj. and wife had not arrived home, so we did not have the pleasure of seeing them. We went by way of Lodi and learned that Mr. Mills, whom we used to know at Wood bridge as active in the cause of the Sons of Temperance, is to be buried tomorrow. He was killed last Monday by being thrown from his wagon. We arrived home at noon, and Susie and Johnny took dinner with us, then went home. It was a pleasant ride. (T.S.R. 54. 2 P.M. 88. S.S. 80.) Sept. 26. Sabbath. Have attended meeting today. Mr. Stewart preached from the text. "Which things the angels desire to look into, "after which we had communion service. (T.S.R. 52. 2 P.M. 78. S.S. 70.) Sept. 27. Monday. Mr. Harpending left us this morn. for It. Have received our usual weekly letter from Ada. Received a call from Eliza. Josiah has written for her to make arrangements to come to New. immediately as he has concluded to locate there, so she is going soon. (T.S.R. 52. 2 P.M. 80. S.S. 70.) Sept. 28. Tuesday. (T.S.R. 54. 2 P.M. 81. S.S. 76.) Sept. 29. Wednesday. (T.S.R. 55. 2 P.M. 84. S.S. 77.) Sept. 30. Thursday. Wrote to Ada. (T.S.R. 54. 2 P.M. 85. S.S. 75.) Oct. 1. Friday. Mr. Stewart called. (T.S.R. 53. 2 P.M. 80. S.S. 67.) Oct. 2. Saturday. Received a letter from Sister Clara. She is pleasant situated at Clayton. (T.S.R. 50. 2 P.M. 78. S.S. 72.) Oct. 3. Sabbath. We have attended S.S. today. This afternoon I have written to Clara. (T.S.R. 53. 2 P.M. 80. S.S. 71.) Oct. 4. Monday. We have received a letter from Ada as usual. She is employed as substitute teacher in the training school till the end of the term about three weeks. (T.S.R. 50. 2 P.M. 82. S.S. 77.) Oct. 5. Tuesday. (T.S.R. 50. 2 P.M. 84. S.S. 75.) Oct. 6. Wednesday. (T.S.R. 58. 2 P.M. 88. S.S. 81.) Oct. 7. Thursday. Have written to Ada. Was invited to take tea at Mrs. Wallace's, as the Derby family are there, There are three children two boys and a girl - the youngest two years old. Had a pleasant time. (T.S.R. 56. 2 P.M. 91. S.S. 81.)

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January 1875


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