Delia Locke


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1878. shakes his head for no. He is now nearly weaned and eats and drinks well. I am so weak and he so strong, that I thought it best to weave him, and he makes no trouble about it - is a good, quiet and intellectual looking child. Sarah Kerr is here. (T.S.R. 47. 2 P.M. 73. S.S. 70.) Oct. 20. Sabbath. We have attended meeting as usual. Mr. Dinsmore preached from the text, "As much as in me lies, I am ready to preach the gospel to you also." (T.S.R. 49. 2 P.M. 70. S.S. 66.) Oct. 21. Monday. We have received letters from the San Jose children today, and all seem to be getting along very well, and stand high in their studies. Ida and another girl classmate stand No. 1. in their class, of which Horan is No. 5. Howard, in his class, received 91per cent. and the highest in the class received 93 per cent. (T.S.R. 45. 2 P.M. 71. S.S. 68.) Oct. 22. Tuesday. At Mr. Dinsmore's request, I rode with him to call on Mrs. McCloud, as he wished to make her acquaintance. We arrived home about dinner time and he dined with us. (T.S.R. 50. 2 P.M. 76. S.S. 72.) Oct. 23. Wednesday. Wrote to Mrs. Mowry, also rode to Mrs. Inglis', and conferred with her about the matter of the salary. (T.S.R. 45. 2 P.M. 76. S.S. 72.) Oct. 24. Thursday. I have written to Howard today. Mrs. McCloud came and spent the day here. (T.S.R. 51. 2 P.M. 74. S.S. 66.) Oct. 25. Friday. Have received a letter from Hannah Geffroy. (T.S.R. 39. 2 P.M. 72. S.S. 63.) Oct. 26. Saturday. (T.S.R. 37. 2 P.M. 70. S.S. 64.) Oct. 27. Sabbath. We have attended meeting as usual. Mr. Dinsmore preached from the text, "If they hear not Moses and the prophets, neither will they be persuaded, though one rose from the dead." (T.S.R. 40. 2 P.M. 71. S.S. 65.) Oct. 28. Monday. Have been making preparations to take a trip to Oakland, for a rest and to recruit. Shall leave things in Ada's charge, including little Georgie, who is now weaned. Sarah Kerr is still here. (T.S.R. 38. 2 P.M. 71. S.S. 62.) 1878. Oct. 29. Tuesday. This morning, Uncle Holden Eunice and myself started with team to Stockton. Father went some other way and joined us in Stockton in going to San Francisco. This morning as we went eating breakfast, Eunice said "Two young ladies are going to Stockton today," meaning herself and myself. We took dinner at Hotel and took the boat "City of Stockton" at 4 P.M. for San Francisco. This boat is too large for the stream it has to go in, and as it is so crooked, it keeps hitting one side and the other against the bank. The whistling of the engine and constant noise and singing of the bells kept me awake most of the night, so that I did not get any sound sleep, though we had as good a bed as there is on the boat, but Eunice slept well and did not mind the noise at all. (T.S.R. 45. 2 P.M. 71. S.S. 63.) Oct. 30. Wednesday. We were up early and took coffee and rolls at a restaurant. Uncle Holden took a bad cold on the steamer, did not rest well and feels nearly sick, but Father slept well and is in good spirits this morning. Sometimes it is an advantage to be deaf, as when one is traveling on cars or steamboat in the night. We next took the Oakland ferry boat and local train to Broadway. Oakland - then the street car to 1963 Webster St. where we found Mrs. Tabor, whom we were seeking. After a short call. Father and Uncle Holden went back to San Francisco, and left Eunice and myself with Mrs. Tabor. She is living in Mrs. Fogg's house, keeps the house herself and has Mrs. Fogg for a boarder. She has a China boy to do the work. Willie Prie is yet with her, and is not as well as he was in Dutch Flat. She has not been at this location long, and has not as many patients yet as she used to have at Dutch Flat. She has but one roomer besides myself. a lady by the name of Mrs. Mann, whose home is not far away from here. I have written home and to Mrs. Wallace. Eddie Moore is now seven years old, weighs fifty lbs. and measures three feet and eleven inches in height, so he is just as heavy as Luther and John C. were, and none were heavies except Howard and Willard.

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January 1878

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