Delia Locke


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1875. Oct. 8. Friday. Have written to Aunt Lucy Ransom, and sent a picture of Ida to her. (T.S.R. 54. 2 P.M. 91. S.S. 81.) Oct. 9. Saturday. Howard received a letter from Luther today. He says he shall be at home soon. We seldom have such uncomfortably hot weather as this at this time of the year. (T.S.R. 55. 2 P.M. 92. S.S. 81.) Oct. 10. Sabbath. Went to meeting as usual. Mr. Stewart preached from the text. "Go work today in my vineyard". (T.S.R. 62. 2 P.M. 87. S.S. 80.) Oct. 11. Monday. (T.S.R. 62. 2 P.M. 92. S.S. 88.) Oct. 12. Tuesday. Received letter from Ada. (T.S.R. 60. 2 P.M. 90. S.S. 80.) Oct. 13. Wednesday. Weather a little cloudy. Eunice is fourteen months old and weighs nineteen pounds which is one pound more than Mary did, so she is not now the smallest of all. She has twelve teeth, which is as many as the most forward had, and in walking she is just as forward as Eddie was, for she stands alone and sometimes takes one step alone. She is very quick in her motions, and will crawl up stairs very fast indeed. She will pretend to talk in long sentences, raising and lowering her voice, so that at a distance one would think she was really talking. She makes but little trouble. (T.S.R. 63. 2 P.M. 82. S.S. 75.) Oct. 14. Thursday. Weather a little cloudy. Have written to Ada and to Mr. Morgan. (T.S.R. 56. 2 P.M. 82. S.S. 80.) Oct. 15. Friday. Still a little cloudy. Mrs. John Haley call. (T.S.R. 56. 2 P.M. 86. S.S. 77.) Oct. 16. Saturday. Went to the store this morning and to Mrs. O Neil's. This afternoon, Mr. Dan Lambert, called. I did not recognize him, there is such a change in his personal appearance, I think for the better. He is assistant teacher in San Francisco. (T.S.R. 55. 2 P.M. 85. S.S. 74.) Oct. 17. Sabbath. We have been to S. school as usual. When shall we have cooler weather and a clearer atmosphere? (T.S.R. 58. 2 P.M. 86. S.S. 78.) 1875. Oct. 18. Monday. Received our weekly letter from Ada, in which we learn that Minnie Burt has closed her school and gone home. We are sorry to hear it, for it looks very much like "backing out", and though she might have felt it disagreeable to stay the time in which she could have stayed, would at any rate, be but short, as the rains will soon set in. (T.S.R. 55. 2 P.M. 82. S.S. 77.) Oct. 19. Tuesday. (T.S.R. 52. 2 P.M. 83. S.S. 73.) Oct. 20. Wednesday. Luther arrived home from Nevada today by way of the railroad, having been absent eight months and ten days. How thankful I am I cannot tell, and all my hope for him in the future I will not write. He has grown tall and heavy, is taller than his father, and kind and gentlemanly in his manner. The Lord bless him! (T.S.R. 54. 2 P.M. 78. S.S. 70.) Oct. 21. Thursday. Weather a little cloudy. Wrote to Ada and to Cousin Priscilla Hedge. (T.S.R. 52. 2 P.M. 78. S.S. 67.) Oct. 22. Friday. Thomas McCarty came and had a crooked finger cut off. He took chloroform, and Mr. Wallace and I arrested Dr. in the operation. He will board here for the present. (T.S.R. 52. 2 P.M. 77. S.S. 71.) Oct. 23. Saturday. Mrs. Dan Howard and Frankie made a call this forenoon. I have no seen her before for a long time. Mrs. Charles Dial was buried today. (T.S.R. 56. 2 P.M. 77. S.S. 58.) Oct. 24. Sabbath. We have attended meeting today. Mr. Talmage of Woodbridge, exchanged with Mr. Stewart and preached for us. He is a young man and likely to grow in ability and power. His text was that where the disciples told Jesus that they had seen one casting out devils in His name, and rebuked him, "because he followeth not us". And Jesus said." Rebuke him not &c." (T.S.R. 56. 2 P.M. 75. S.S. 73.) Oct. 25. Monday. Weather little cloudy. Our letter from Ada tells us that she is coming home this week for a short vacation. Cora Vincent called. She still lives with Ellen and they have a new house. (T.S.R. 48. 2 P.M. 75. S.S. 67.)

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January 1875

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