Diary of A.L.J. 1924

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This page is a year's entries from the diary of Alice L. Jones, who was my father's mother. She kept a diary from 1909 into the 1970's. I have recovered 7 volumes of her effort and transcribed her very legible handwriting into these web pages. I have not corrected her word usage, abbreviations or spelling. Please send an email to jdj@mcanv.com if you would care to question or comment.

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Diary of Alice L. Jones

1924

Tues. Jan. 1st

Clear, windy and cold. Ben went over to mill and hunting horses again. Billy over in P.M. to get Sheloske's sled to move his goods from Linc Wheeler's place to Lester Curtisí. Louis Taylor getting ready to move into his old place.

Wed. Jan 2nd

Clear and cold. Ben went down to Jim's in A.M. Jim, E- and I went up to Bert Rathbunís in P.M. to see about getting old ďPrinceĒ. Dad over in eve. I went over to Gram's in eve.

Thurs. Jan. 3rd

Very little snow, rained part of day. Ben went to Rideout's in A.M. to telephone to Rathbunís in P.M. Ben and Dad went up to Rathbunís in P.M. and brot ďPrinceĒ home. Conrad Jean came over and got Ben to go over to see their sick cow.

Fri. Jan. 4th

Good day. Ben had horse shod and worked half a day at the mill. Sadie Allen very sick

Sat. Jan. 5th

Colder, snowed a little most of day and all night. Ben worked at mill.

Sun. Jan. 6th

Cleared away in A.M. We spent day at Gramís. Jim up. Dad over in eve. About 4 or 5 in of snow.

Mon. Jan. 7th

Good day. Ben went to mill. Worked only in P.M. No school. Helen Black sick with cold.

Tues. Jan. 8th

Lovely day. Ben worked at mill. Dad over in eve.

Wed. Jan. 9th

Good day, warm. Ben at homesick with cold. E- and I went down to Jimís in P.M.

Thurs. Jan. 10

Partly cloudy, warm. Ma, E- and I took ďPrinceĒ (Rathbunís) and went over to Louis Taylorís to dinner and over to see Delia Ewing in P.M. Dad over in eve. Ben kept house.

Fri. Jan. 11

Rained hard most all day. Ben went over to Gramís in eve.

Sat. Jan. 12

Nice day. Ben and E- went down to Jimís in A.M. and to Bowdoin Ctr. in P.M. Ben and Dad went down to see Mr. Morgan in eve.

Sun. Jan. 13

Partly cloudy. Billy and AmyAmy and Wm. Jr. over. All had dinner at Gramís. Ben sick in eve. Mr. Hickey down in P.M. to get horse shoe nailed on.

Mon. Jan. 14

Snowed very little. Ben at home. He went over to Dadís in eve. Fair in P.M. Sleighing thin. Some places bare.

Tues. Jan. 15

Nice day. Ma, E- and I went up to Mrs. Coskery's in P.M. Ben went back to mill to work.

Wed. Jan. 16

Mostly cloudy. Began raining in eve. Dad over in eve. Ben worked at mill. Appraiserís up to Bill Small's farm. E. E. Buker (in attendance) at Maís to dinner. Geo Allen, W. B. Hervey, Chas. Allen.

Thurs. Jan. 17

Lovely day. Ben went to work in P.M. E_ and I rode piece with him then went over to Langeís woods and rode home with Jim and Dad. Took dinner at Gramís

Fri. Jan. 18

Nice day. Ben worked at mill. Ma went up to see Grammy Small in P.M.

Sat. Jan. 19

Cloudy. Ben worked at mill. Dad over in eve. Snowed very little in eve. then rained hard.

Sun. Jan. 20

Foggy all day. Ben E- and I had dinner at Gramís. Jim and June up in P.M.

Mon. Jan. 21

Squally in P.M. Very cold, windy night. 16į below about 3 A.M. at Dadís. (Tues. Morn.) Ben went to Falls and left ďPrinceĒ (Rathbunís) in stable while he went to Bath on Grand Jury. Dad over in eve. to do chores. Billy over in morn. to get some wood and provisionís for Ed Giguere. Heard that Ed Giguere was going to hospital.

Tues. Jan. 22

Warmed up a little thru day. Dad did chores.

Wed. Jan. 23

Good day. Ben came home in late P.M. Dad over in eve. Snow very thin, few wagons out.

Thur. Jan. 24

Lovely day. Ben and E- went down to Jimís in morn. after Spike and Harry to haul out wood. I went down in late P.M. when Ben and E- took the horses home. Uncle John was to go to work in Middleton

Fri. Jan. 25

Snowed about 6 or 8 in. of damp snow. Wallace Rideout here in A.M. Ben went down to Jimís to work in shop.

Sat. Jan. 26

very cold, windy and squally in late P.M. Ben went to Ctr. in P.M. Jim didnít go to Falls.

Sun. Jan. 27

Clear, cold and windy. Ben, E- and I had dinner at Gramís. Jim up in P.M.

Mon. Jan. 28

Cold, partly cloudy. Ma over in P.M.

Tues. Jan. 29

Lovely warm day. Dad over in eve. Ben worked at mill. E- and I visited school in P.M.

Wed. Jan. 30

Warm, partly cloudy, some rain in eve. Ben at mill. Heard Verna Taylorís second child was dead. 4 mo. old.

Thurs. Jan. 31

Cooler, clear and windy. Ben worked at mill. Moved from Jacques house up to Harry Proutís to board.

Fri. Feb. 1st

Good day. Ben worked at mill.

Sat. Feb. 2nd

Mostly cloudy. Ben worked at mill.

Sun. Feb. 3rd

Snowed a little most all day, colder. Ben, E- and I took dinner at Gramís. Jim up in P.M. Woodrow Wilson died.

Mon. Feb. 4th

Snowed a little most all day, cold. Dad and Jim began cutting ice. Ben at mill.

Tues. Feb. 5th

Snowed a little. Ben went to mill. Came home in P.M. Sleet in night.

Wed. Feb. 6th

Snowed some in late P.M. Ben at home. Ben went over to Dadís in eve. Sadie Allen very sick at hospital Ė had appendicitis then pus gathered on lung.

Thurs. Feb. 7th

Very little snowy, sleet in morn. Ben went down and brot ďSpike and HarryĒ up to haul out wood. E- and I rode down at night when he took the horses home.

Fri. Feb. 8th

Lovely day. Ben lame. He went over to Len Prout's in P.M. by the Center and took E- and me over to Grace Coombsí for visit. Clara took Otis up to Sade's for short call, first visit.

Sat. Feb. 9th

Lovely day. E- and I went up to Sadeís in P.M. Ben went to mill. Sara Allen operated on for pus on her lung.

Sun. Feb. 10

Began snowing early in P.M. Ben, E-, Dad and I went over to Proutís after load of hay.

Mon. Feb. 11

6 or 8 in more of snow in ground. Lovely day but windy. Ben at home.

Tues. Feb. 12

Mostly cloudy. Ben worked at mill. Clara Purington very sick at West Bowdoin.

Wed. Feb. 13

Good day. Ben at home with rheumatism. Dad helped do chores. Alice Bubier very sick.

Thur. Feb. 14

Good day. Dad helped do chores. Ben went down to Harry Proutís to see Ralph. Henry Jean came over in P.M. to saw wood. Dad over in eve.

Fri. Feb. 15

Nice day. Mr. Jean, Romeo and Conrad finished sawing our wood in A.M. and sawed Dadís in P.M. Girard came over to play with Everett.

Sat. Feb. 16

Cold and windy. Ben at home. He went down to see Mr. Morgan in P.M. Mort Coombs 26 yrs old.

Sun. Feb. 17

Partly cloudy. We spent day at Gramís. Billy spent day at Gramís. Jim up in P.M. Lester R. down in P.M.

Mon. Feb. 18

Nice day, little warmer. Jim up to help Dad put in wood. Merton up in A.M. June up all day. Had dinner here and her nap in P.M. til Jim came after her. Ben home. Frances Buker in in A.M.

Tues. Feb. 19

Nice day. Ben, E- and I went over to Billyís in P.M. Ma over in A.M.

Wed. Feb. 20

Snowed hard all day. Ben, E- and I went up to Lester Rideoutís in morn. after beans.

Thurs. Feb. 21

Nice day. Ben home. Mabel Adams died about 11 P.M. Blood vessel broke. Left baby 10 days old.

Fri. Feb. 22

Clear and cold. Ben, E- and I went to Ctr. in P.M.

Sat. Feb. 23

Clear and cold. Ben worked in the shop down to Jimís most of day.

Sun. Feb. 24

Clear and little warmer. We spent Sunday at Gramís. Billy and Amy and Wm. Jr. over too. Jim, June and Merton came up in P.M. Mabel Adamís funeral at 1 P.M. Burial in South Cemetery. Amyís mother taking care of Mabel at time of her death.

Mon. Feb. 25

Ben went to work but came home in P.M. Williams' mill broke down. Edna Card left Arthur and moved home. Everett and I went up to Coskeryís in P.M.

Tues. Feb. 26

Lovely warm day. Ben went down to Jimís in A.M. Dad, Ben, E- and I went over to Proutís in P.M. after hay.

Wed. Feb. 27

Nice day. Ben worked down home in shop. E- and I went down to Grace Card's in P.M.

Thurs. Feb. 28

Nice day. Ben worked down home in shop. E- and I went down on Morganís hill so he could slide with Pamela Card. Alice Bubier very low.

Fri. Feb. 29

Colder and windy. Ben worked down in shop. Jim and June up in P.M.

Sat. Mar. 1st

Good day. Alice Bubier died in morn. Ben went to mill but didnít work.

Sun. Mar. 2st

Squally, We spent the day at Gramís. Ed Buker up all day.

Mon. Mar. 3rd

Snowed just a bit in morn. then cleared away warm. Ben went to town meeting and from there to work at mill.

Tues. Mar. 4th

Lovely day. Ben worked. Alice Bubierís funeral.

Wed. Mar. 5th

Sleet, rain and very little snow. Ben at home.

Thurs. Mar. 6th

Cloudy part of day. Ben went down to mill but came home Ė no work Ė teams hauling cord wood to Brunswick. Ma, Dad, Ben and I all have colds.

Fri. Mar. 7th

Cloudy, snow and sleet towards eve. Ben gone all day to Falls.

Sat. Mar. 8th

Snowed part of day, very damp. Ben helped Dad do his chores on account of bad colds.

Sun. Mar. 9th

Lovely warm day. We spent day at Gramís. Billy, Amy and Wm. Jr. over.

Mon. Mar. 10

Fine mist all the P.M. Ben worked at mill. Dad over in eve. Robert Edgecomb of Peabody, Mass died.

Tues. Mar. 11

Snowed in P.M. Ben worked in P.M. E- and I rode down as far as Sheloskeís with him.

Wed. Mar. 12

Snowed hard and wind blew a gale all day.

Thurs. Mar. 13

Clear, colder and windy. Ben worked at mill.

Fri. Mar. 14

Snowed early in morn. then cleared away. Ben worked ĺ of a day. E- and I went down to Jimís in P.M. I went down again in eve.

Sat. Mar. 15

Good day. Ben worked. E- and I went up to Coskeryís in P.M. Dad over in eve.

Sun. Mar. 16

Squally in late P.M. We spent the day at Gramís. Mike and George Sheloske brot ďRexĒ up to us in P.M.

Mon. Mar. 17

Good day, windy. Ben worked at mill.

Tues. Mar. 18

Good day. Ben worked at mill. Dad over in eve. Jeanís folks looked over Dadís house on hill.

Wed. Mar. 19

Good day. Ben worked at mill. E- and I went up to Coskeryís in A.M. and down to Grace Cardís.

Thurs. Mar. 20

Good day. Ben worked. E_ and I went to walk over the cross road and up on Sheloskeís hill. June here part of P.M. and Aunt A. over in P.M.

Fri. Mar. 21

Good day. Ben worked. Ma over in A.M. Mr. Prout sick with hardening of the arteries.

Sat. Mar. 22

Lovely day. Ben at home. Roy came home with Jim for week-end. Stayed here all night. We spent the evening at Gramís.

Sun. Mar. 23

Lovely day. We spent day at Gramís. Ben buried ďBabeĒ in A.M. Billy, Amy, Wm. Henry and Gladys Booker spent the day at Gramís. Jim, Edna, June and Merton came up in P.M. Roy stayed here all night. Aunt Alice had sick spell.

Mon. Mar. 24

Nice day. Ben worked at mill. Dad took Roy to Falls in morn. Dad over in eve.

Tues. Mar. 25

Nice day. Ben worked at mill. We tacked on Gramís quilt in P.M. Mr. Prout (Len) died in P.M. Hardening of arteries.

Wed. Mar. 26

Partly cloudy. Ben worked at mill. Grace, Doris and Clyde came up in P.M. E- and I had dinner at Gramís. Dad over in eve.

Thurs. Mar. 27

Partly cloudy. E- and I went up to Sadeís in A.M. Ben worked at mill. Judge Ames of Bowdoinham and Bill Allard went to Smallís after Stock. Mrs. Curtis objected.

Fri. Mar. 28

A little snow squall in A.M. then cleared away warmer. Dad and Jim went to Mr. Proutís funeral in P.M. Ben worked at mill. Ma spent the P.M. here.

Sat. Mar. 29

Nice warm day. Ben worked at mill.

Sun. Mar. 30

Cloudy. We spent the day at Gramís. Billy came over in morn. Amy and Wm. Jr. intended to go to Lisbon but came over to Gramís before dinner.

Mon. Mar. 31

Good day, windy. Ben worked at mill. Snowed very little in early morn.

Tues. Apr. 1st

Cloudy most of day and began snowing in eve. Ben worked at mill.

Wed. Apr. 2nd

Snowed nearly all day. Ben, E- and I went over to Grampís in P.M. No mail. Ė 16-18 in fell Ė 11 in. in Washington D.C.

Thurs. Apr. 3rd

Good day. Ben worked part of day at Jimís

Fri. Apr. 4th

Cloudy part of day. Ben, E- and I hauled two loads of hay from Lester Rideoutís in P.M. June up all day. Had dinner here. E- and I called on Grace Card when Ben took horses home.

Sat. Apr. 5th

Good day. Ben worked at mill.

Sun. Apr. 6th

Cloudy part of day. We took dinner at Gramís. Jim, Edna, June and Merton came up in P.M.

Mon. Apr. 7th

Rained hard most of day. Jim up in P.M.

Tues. Apr. 8th

Rained some during the day. Ben spent eve. over to Dadís

Wed. Apr. 9th

Cloudy. School closed in P.M. so the teacher, Helen Black could attend Mrs. Tuttleís funeral at Litchfield. Ben worked down home in P.M. Helped Jim cut the horns off the bull with his new ďdebonerĒ. I went down to Jimís in eve. Gramp over in eve.

Thurs. Apr. 10

Fair part of day. ďButtercupĒ had first calf and killed him.

Fri. Apr. 11

Cool and windy. Ben worked at mill. Dad over in eve. Ma took her bed out of sitting room.

Sat. Apr. 12

Mostly cloudy. Ben worked at mill.

Sun. Apr. 13

Mostly cloudy. Ben, E- and I went down to Jimís in A.M. Had dinner at Gramís. Ma, Dad and Jim here in P.M. then Ben went down to Jimís and brot up 2 pigs he bot of Jim.

Mon. Apr. 14

Cool and windy. Little girl (first one) born to Karl and Gretchen Hatch. Ben went to mill. Got home at noon with Ralph's horses. He and E- took Prince home to Rathbunís in P.M.

Tues. Apr. 15

Good day, cold. Ben plowed. He went down to Jimís in morn.

Wed. Apr. 16

Cool and windy. Billy and Lester Curtis over in P.M. to bring Sheloskeís sleds. Ma and I went down to Grace Cardís in P.M. Dad over in eve. Ben plowed and harrowed. Lawrence Goodall and Thelma Rideout married.

Thurs. Apr. 17

Much warmer. Ben went to mill and came back. Ralph up to N. H. getting ready for the awning business. Ma and Dad over in eve.

Fri. Apr. 18

Partly cloudy. Ben worked down to Jimís. Billy had dinner with Gram and Gramp then they all came over here to move our stove.

Sat. Apr. 19

Rained, then snowed about 3 in. Ben whitened 2 rooms for me. Billy left Amy in P.M. She and Wm. Henry came to Gramís and stayed all night.

Sun. Apr. 20

Good day. Amy, Wm. H. and I left here at 6 A.M. Went over to Lesterís then to Taylorís and back to Lesterís. Ben and E- came over on wagon. Mr. and Mrs. Taylor came over to Lesterís. We picked up some of Billís things and brot them home. Brot Bobby (his horse) and Trixy. Will Dunn came up in morn. after Billís buggy he bot. Linc Wheeler bot hens and cow. Ben went over to Lincís in late P.M. and to Frank Curtis' after potatoes for Dad. Lester Rideoutís cider mill burned in A.M. and lots of farming tools.

Mon. Apr. 21

Good day. Ben worked at mill. Awning business settled between Harvey Prout and Ralph Williams. Jim had telephone call from Billy at Gray. Dad over in eve.

Tues. Apr. 22

Rained hard most of day, spit snow a little and thundered some. Ben helped me paper our bed room. Ma helped in P.M.

Wed. Apr. 23

April showers, very cool. Ben went to Mill. Amy and Wm. H. came to dinner and went home early in P.M. I painted our bedroom floor in A.M. Ma and Dad over in eve. Billy came home in eve.

Thurs. Apr. 24

Cool and Windy. Billy called on us before breakfast. Ben and E- went to West Bowdoin in P.M. Beatrice Randall Mulhallís first baby born (Ruth Louise).

Fri. Apr. 25

Cool and showery and windy all day. Ben went to mill after Williamsí wagon and see Ralph. Eddie Nasiff here to dinner. I went down to Jimís in eve.

Sat. Apr. 26

Warmer. Amy over to see Billy. Ben worked down to shop part of A.M.

Sun. Apr. 27

Best day for weeks. Billy took Dad, E- and me to Falls to 11.15 A.M. car for Gray then he went up to Louis Taylorís and took Amy and Wm. Jr. over to Maís to stop. Harry took us out to Royís in his car. Roy, Dad, Ella, E- and I went mayflowering in P.M.

Mon. Apr. 28

Cold. Joe started on State Highway motorcycle job. Dad, Ella, E- and I went up to Dry Mills in P.M.

Tues. Apr. 29

Cold and cloudy. Roy went to Odd-Fellows supper in eve. Pa Mc- went to Portland. Clara Purington died.

Wed. Apr. 30

Cold and cloudy. Heavy rain during the night. Dad went home in A.M. Ella, E- and I went down to Aunt Hattie's and Eva Verrill in P.M.

Thurs. May 1st

Rained in morn. Cleared away in late P.M. Pa Mc- came home in P.M. Roy, Ella, E- and I went mayflowering in P.M.

Fri. May 2nd

Nice day. Dr. Plummer up to Maís in eve. to see Amy. Harry Mc- came home.

Sat. May 3rd

Cloudy and cold. Had call from Ben in morn. to come home. Dr. Plummer came up in early morn. He and Billy took Amy to hospital. Dr. Cushman operated on her for appendicitis immediately. Ella and Roy took me to the 1 oíclock car. We rode up with Jim and from Jimís with Mr. and Mrs. Hervey. Ma and Dad over in eve. I brot Wm. Henry home from Maís to take care of.

Sun. May 4th

Rained part of day. Thundered several times. We had dinner at Gramís. Billy came home in eve. He and Dad came over.

Mon. May 5th

Partly cloudy. Ben yarded wood over in No. 9 district for Bilodeau of Lewiston. Sade Rideout called in P.M.

Tues. May 6th

Partly cloudy in morn. then cleared away. Ben yarded wood in same place as Mon.

Wed. May 7th

Thurs May 8th

Fri. May 9th

Mary Small called one day. Billy at hospital.

Sat. May 10

Cloudy and cold. Ben and Billy plowed in A.M. and went with both teams over to Lester Curtisí after Billís household goods. Everett went.

Sun. May 11

Cloudy and cold. Billy and I took Wm. Henry up to hospital to see Amy. Put our team into Holbrook's. Ralph Williams here to supper.

Mon. May 12

Heavy rain, thunder and lightening in eve. Ben took Kit and Dick back to Ralph at then Jaques place. He and Ralph looked over a lumber lot on Eisson place of Bill Jordanís then Ben went to Bowdoinham after Topsy. Helen Black (teacher) stayed all night at Gramís on account of rain. Jim and Bill here in P.M.

Tues. May 13

Rain in A.M. Ben went to Bath on Grand Jury. E-, Wm. Henry and I went down to Grace Cardís in P.M. Conrad Jean, Ed Terriault and Alfred sawed wood here in P.M. Court session lasted 55 min.

Wed. May 14

Good day. Grace and young ones came up in P.M. Uncle Roswell and Mrs. Bonney married.

Thurs. May 15

Good day. Jim up after setting eggs in A.M.

Fri. May 16

Cloudy. Ben, E- and I rode down to Jimís in eve. Ma and Bill stayed with baby. Guy Card in in eve.

Sat. May. 17

Good day. Sheloske sold the Cady place to Frenchman from Danville Jct. Ben and E- went down to Jimís in P.M. Billy went up to hospital in P.M. Amy came home. Guy Butterfield brot them to Falls in his car then she came up in buggy with Bill.

Sun. May 18

Good day, very windy. We had dinner at Gramís. Gramp planted and Ben and Bill hauled dressing. Andrew came up to tell us the place was sold.

Mon. May 19

Good day. Amy helped take care of Wm. Henry while I washed.

Tues. May 20

Good day. Ma, E- Wm. Henry and I went up to Mrs. Coskeryís in P.M. The Frenchman that bot Sheloskeís place came to tell Dad he would take possession Thurs.

Wed. May 21

Good day. Mrs. Jeanís brother came to look the Cady place over in A.M. and brot wife in P.M. Billy took Amy and baby over to her motherís in morn. Sade called in P.M. Ground froze.

Thurs. May 22

Heavy mist most of day. Two Frenchmen came in A.M. with big truck full of goods. Ma, Dad, Aunt A, Jim, Bill, Everett, Ben and Alfred Morgan moved Grampís goods over. Verna and Viola brot Amy and Wm. Henry over in P.M. Louis on drunk. Bill went to West Bowdoin and Ctr. in A.M. Amy and baby stayed down to Jimís. Bill down there all night.

Fri. May 23

Bill worked in woods with team hauling out wood for Bill Coskery and Guy Card on Bilodeau lot. Ben and Dad moved goods. Good day. Joe Couture brought Mr. Bryant and wife in P.M. Billy stayed down at Jimís all night.

Sat. May 24

Light showers. Bill worked for Bilodeau. Ben went to Ctr. in A.M. Bill went down to Jimís in P.M. and brot Amy and the baby up. Grace and Guy card moved into Mrs. Coskeryís.

Sun. May 25

Rained some in morn. then cleared away. We all cleaned up the barn then Bill, Amy and the baby went over to Taylorís in P.M. Ben, E- and I went to Ctr. in P.M. Heavy frost, ground froze some. Grace cardís third baby born Ė George Clifford.

Mon. May 26

Cloudy most of day, windy. Bill worked at Abel's. Mr. Hickey down in eve. to have horse shod. Ben took him down to shop at Jimís.

Tues. May 27

Heavy rain in night and early morn. clearing in P.M. Men hauled rubbish from barn. Jim up.

Wed. May 28

Thurs. May 29

Partly cloudy. Ma went down to Jimís after dandelion greens in P.M. Amy and baby went up to see Grace Card.

Fri. May 30

Clear, cold and windy. Chas Bubier and Annie Hall called in morn.

Sat. May 31

Good day, windy. Gram, E- and I went up to Grace Cardís in P.M.

Sun. June 1st

Good day, windy. Bill, Amy and Wm. went over to Taylorís. Ben, E- and I went down to West Bowdoin and home by Ctr. in A.M.

Mon. June 2nd

Good day. Billy worked at Abelís.

Tues. June 3rd

Light showers in morn. and distant thunder shower in P.M. Billy went to Abelís and Amy and Wm. spent the day at Taylorís. Ma went up to Lesterís in P.M.

Wed. June 4th

Good day. Billy worked down to Jimís. Amy and Wm. went down in P.M. Ben, E- and I rode over to Meachamís in P.M. to see their separator (Melotte). Ben went down to Arnoís in in eve. with our hens.

Thurs. June 5th

Good day. Billy worked over to Bert Jonesí. Ben, E- and I went to Bowdoinham in P.M. to see their Galloway separator. Called into Coombsí to see Nellie and Mort.

Fri. June 6th

Good day. Billy worked at Abelís. Amy and the baby went to Falls to spend day.

Sat. June 7th

Very little rain during night. Good day E- and I went up to Grace Cardís in P.M. Isaac Snow died.

Sun. June 8th

Good day. Ben, E- and I went over to see Delia in P.M. on Fred Youlandís old place. E- and I went up to Grace Cardís in eve. to take Aunt Alice to work. Fire up near Monmouth town farm. Funeral services held in Westbrook for Mrs. Elmer Lord.

Mon. June 9th

Good day. Billy worked at Abelís. Jim, June and Merton up in P.M. Uncle Guy down in P.M.

Tues. June 10

Good day. Billy worked at Jimís. Amy took the baby down in P.M. and somewhere over the cross road. Ben, E- and I went to Ctr. in P.M. and called to see Grace. In the eve we went up to Lesterís after hay. Ma, E- and I went up to see Mrs. Coskery in morn.

Wed. June 11

Billy worked at Abelís. Amy and baby went with him over to Taylorís. Partly cloudy. Ben worked up to Burnsí mill in Litchfield.

Thurs. June 12

Partly cloudy. Ben worked at mill. Everett sick in P.M. Billy worked at Abelís.

Fri. June 13

Partly cloudy. Ben worked at mill. Billy worked over to Bert Jonesí. I was sick in P.M. School closed. Kinto came down in morn.

Sat. June 14

Rained part of day. Billy went to Falls.

Sun. June 15

Billy, Amy and Wm. went over to Taylorís. E- and I went up to see Grace Card in P.M. Good day.

Mon. June 16

Light showers. Ben and Billy worked up to Burnsí mill on Ricker lot.

Tues. June 17

Good day. Amy and Wm. Jr. went over to Taylorís then to Falls. Ben and Billy at the mill. Ma, E- and I went down to Jimís in P.M.

Wed. June 18

Good day. Ben and Bill at the mill. Aunt Fannie, Uncle Guy and Sara Coburn here in p.m.

Thurs. June 19

Good day. E- and I went to Jimís in morn. Ben and Billy at mill. Amy went to Ednaís in P.M.

Fri. June 20

Good day. Aunt Alice down in A.M. Ben and Billy worked at mill. Ben and Billy worked at mill. Ma spent the P.M. at Sade Rideoutís and Smallís. Amy and baby went up to Grace Cardís then down to Jimís in hay rack.

Sat. June 21

Rained in showers all day, heavy showers in early eve. Billy worked in A.M. then came home. Ben worked all day. Billy went to Ctr. in P.M.

Sun. June 22

Amy and baby rode down with Billy when he went to Abelís after hay. Ben, E- and I rode down to Jimís to take Juneís birthday cake and bring back Harry to cultivate.

Mon. June 23

Good day. Ben and Billy worked at mill.

Tues. June 24

Good day. Ben and Billy worked at mill. Grace and Kinto called in on way home from Turner Grover's.

Wed. June 25

Distant thunder shower at 4 A.M. Showery all day. Ben and Billy rode to mill in Morgan Ė Darling truck and worked in A.M. Dad up here to dinner. Ednaís folks and Sade Rideout down to Jimís celebrating their 5th wedding anniversary. Amy and Wm. spent day over home. Jim and Dad hauled hay up here in P.M.

Thurs. June 26

Lovely day. Ma went down to Jimís in P.M. Ben and Billy at mill.

Fri. June 27

Good day. Ben and Billy at mill. Amy and Wm. Jr. went to Falls. Grace, Doris and Clyde down in A.M.

Sat. June 28

Lovely day. E-. and I rode to Falls with Jim. Got to Gray at 1.20. Roy met us. Men went up to Pavilion in eve.

Sun. June 29

Rained some in morn. Distant thunder shower in late P.M. Pa Mc- went to Portland in P.M.

Mon. June 30

Lovely day. Aunt Hattie up all the P.M.

Tues. July 1st

Partly cloudy. I went up to store in P.M.

Wed. July 2nd

Partly cloudy. Aunt Hattie up in P.M.

Thurs. July 3rd

Foggy in morn Ė good day. Roy went to Cor. in A.M. then he and Everett went up to Dry Mills. Pa Mc- came in P.M. He had to go to Gray Cor. on Police duty all night.

Fri. July 4th

Hot day. Pa Mc- went up to dance in eve.

Sat. July 5th

Hot day. Pa. Mc- gone part of day. Portland young man drowned up to Crystal Lake in P.M. Roy and Pa Mc- went up. Aunt Hattie in P.M.

Sun. July 6th

Hot day.

Mon. July 7th

Hot day. Ella taken sick in early morn. Catherine Alice born at 9.45 A.M. Dr. Ellingwood and Mrs. Soule came about 6.30 A.M. Pa Mc- went to Portland. Roy, Everett and Mrs. Soule went to Cor. in P.M. Aunt Hattie came up.

Tues. July 8th

Cloudy most of day Ė hot. Distant thunder in P.M. Dr. up in morn. Mrs. Soule went to South Portland in A.M. with Dr. E-.

Wed. July 9th

Heard Dr. Pennell was dead Ė (apoplexy) Aunt Hattie up in A.M. Thunder shower in P.M.

Thurs. July 10

Distant thunder shower in P.M.

Fri. July 11

Lovely day. Pa Mc- home. Joe went to town. in P.M. Aunt Hattie up in P.M. Eva Verrill and children came up in P.M.

Sat. July 12

Lovely day. Pa Mc- went away. Roy went to Cor. in P.M. Ben came in eve. Harry Came home in eve. for call on his new niece.

Sun. July 13

Distant thunder shower in P.M. Very little rain. Aunt Hattie up in eve. ďChappieĒ and Oscar Miller spent the day with us.

Mon. July 14

Lovely day. Ben left for home at 5.30 A.M.

Tues. July 15

Good day.

Wed. July 16

Few sprinkles in P.M. Uncle Chas, Aunt Ada and Ruth Elliot up from Peakís Is. in P.M. Roy and Everett went to town in P.M.

Thurs. July 17

Thunder storm started about 1.15 A.M. and lasted all day. Joe went to Lewiston in P.M. with Geo. Morrill. Pa Mc- went to Portland.

Fri. July 18

lovely cool, windy day. Pa Mc- came to dinner. Roy began mowing.

Sat. July 19

Good day. E- and I went up to Dry Mills in P.M.

Sun. July 20

Nice day. Charlie, Jennie, Len, Cat. and Ernest came in A.M. and spent day. Aunt Susie, Henry Wescott, Edgarís wife and Dorothy called in P.M.

Mon. July 21

Good day. Roy went to Cor. in P.M. and took Mrs. Soule. Aunt Hattie up in P.M. Eva Verrill and kids called in P.M.

Tues. July 22

Good day, partly cloudy. Taxi came up and took Everett and me to the 1 oíclock car. Met Ma and Ben at Falls at 2.45 Ma went on to Gray.

Wed. July 23

Good day.

Thurs. July 24

Partly cloudy, few sprinkles. Mamie Jasper came to wash and wash floor.

Fri. July 25

Partly cloudy. Billy and John Pooler here in P.M. with fish. Ben and E- went down to Jimís and to Sheloskeís in A.M.

Sat. July 26

Lovely day. Ben, E- and I got in hay in P.M. Aunt Fannie, Uncle Guy and Frieda called in P.M.

Sun. July 27

Ben and Everett took Dad to Falls in P.M. to go to Gray. Wilbur brot Billy, Amy and Wm. over in eve. bag and baggage. Nice day.

Mon. July 28

Good day. Ben and Everett went to Falls to meet Dad in A.M. Ben butchered pig in P.M.

Tues. July 29

Nice day. Ben and E- peddled pork. Chas. Hall died (Beatrice Waggís father). Clarence Bates died.

Wed. July 30

Good day. Ben, E- and I went to Sheloskeís after ladder. He and Billy mended the barn.

Thurs. July 31

Good day. Mamie came to wash.

Fri. Aug. 1st

Good day. Alfred helped Ben in P.M. Ben, E- and I went down to Jimís in A.M. after load of hay.

Sat. Aug. 2nd

Good day. E- Darling helped Ben in P.M. Dad sick with bowel trouble. Ma came home from Gray in P.M. Ben, E- and I went down to Jimís in morn. Ben finished haying.

Sun. Aug. 3rd

Good day. Ben and Billy worked down home in A.M. Billy, Amy and Wm. went to Ctr. in P.M. Ben, E- and I went up on Bill Smallís pasture blueberrying in late P.M. Dad went in our pasture.

Mon. Aug. 4th

Cloudy, began raining in P.M. and rained during night. Ben and Billy worked down to Jimís in A.M. and went to Litchfield Cor. in P.M. Lodema and Frank up in eve.

Tues. Aug. 5th

Partly cloudy, hot and muggy. Ben and Billy worked down home. Amy went blueberrying with Edna Card and Emma Prout. Ma went down to Jimís in P.M.

Wed. Aug. 6th

Hot Ė mostly cloudy. Billy went down to Ray Puringtonís in eve. to practice for entertainment at Ctr. Mrs. James Ross. wife killed by auto at their home near Richmond Cor.

Thur. Aug. 7th

Distant thunder shower in P.M. Mamie came to wash. Ben, E- and I went to Ctr. in eve.

Fri. Aug. 8th

Good day.

Sat. Aug. 9th

Distant thunder shower in eve.

Sun. Aug. 10

Distant thunder shower in eve. Dad and Ben went blueberrying in P.M. Billy, Amy and Mrs. H. spent day at Taylorís. Charlie Trufant, Nellie, Mort, Lois, Edith, Christian and Ramona called in eve. on their way up to George Allenís after spending day at Old Orchard. Verson Allen killed. His motorcycle ran into his motherís car 4 miles from Brunswick.

Mon. Aug. 11

Partly cloudy. Ben and Everett spent day up to Ed Jordan's.

Tues. Aug. 12

Rainy day. Sumner Littlefield died. Verson Allen buried. E- and I spent day at Grace Coombsí while Ben had horse shod.

Wed. Aug. 13

Muggy, partly cloudy. Ben, Dad, Billy, Alfred and Everett moved the piano from Fred Coutureís place (Linc. Wheelerís place) in A.M. Ma and I began doing our washing. Mamie did it since first of July. Ben, E- and I made our first call on the Bryantís in eve.

Thurs. Aug. 14

Rained some in A.M. and very little in eve. Ben, Dad, Billy, E- and I went to Ctr. in A.M. Governor Baxter, Congressmen White and Brewster spoke. Lewis Taylor and Wilbur here in A.M. to see Billy. Ma, E- and I went over in back lot blueberrying in P.M. when Ben went to cut wood.

Fri. Aug. 15

Good day. Men hayed down home.

Sat. Aug. 16

Nice day. Men folks haying down home. Billy went over to Taylorís in eve. and brot Amy and Wm. home.

Sun. Aug. 17

Cloudy most of day. Billy took Amy and Wm. over to Taylorís in A.M. and spent day then Amy and Wm. went back to Lodemaís Ben, E- and I went to Center and from there round to West Bowdoin to Abel Groverís after vinegar.

Mon. Aug. 18

Nice day. Ben, Bill, Alfred and Jim began on the farther meadow. Ma, E- and I went blueberrying up in Smallís pasture in P.M. then E- and I went over in the meadow.

Tues. Aug. 19

Nice day. Men folks worked in meadow. Ma went down to Jimís in P.M.

Wed. Aug. 20

Men finished getting hay on meadow with Burnsí team in A.M. Rained in P.M. and eve.

Thurs. Aug. 21

Partly cloudy. Ben went up to Burnsí mill to get load of lumber. Ma went up to Rideoutís in P.M. Billy hauled wood from Mrs. Coskeryís place to Center for Nat Gray.

Fri. Aug. 22

Good day, hot. Billy went to Lewiston with hogs for Dad and Jim. Ben went to Brunswick to take Burnsí horses home that Jim had during haying. Burnsí hired man (Jimmie) brot Ben home in eve. in car.

Sat. Aug. 23

Cloudy. Billy went to Ctr. in A.M. with wood for Nat Gray. Frank Ham came up in P.M. after Billy. Amy sick at Lodemaís. Mary Ella born in P.M. I went down to Jimís in eve. Aunt Fannie, Guy and Frieda down in P.M.

Sun. Aug. 24

Partly cloudy. Ma and Dad went berrying in our back lot. E- and I took Ben to Falls in P.M. to go to Brunswick to work for Burns. Billy came back with us. Ralph Cunningham here in P.M.

Mon. Aug. 25

Cloudy, rained in late P.M. Billy hauled wood to Nat Gray in A.M. and P.M. and went to West Bowdoin in eve. to practice for W.C.T.U. entertainment. Ma, E- and I went up to see Grace Card in P.M.

Tues. Aug. 26

Rained hard about all day. Billy went to Luntís blacksmith shop and spent the day with Wm. over to Taylorís. Jim up twice during the day.

Wed. Aug. 27

Nice day, real warm. Billy went to Falls with wood. Dad took Everett and me to Trufantís in P.M. for visit. Bill Trufant took Nellie, Lois, E- and me to Ctr. to W.C.T.U. entertainment and sale. Billy sang and Lewis Taylor.

Thurs. Aug. 28

Lovely day. Mort took Nellie, Lois, E- and me up to Bertís to dinner. Helena Elwell and Marion coombs there

Fri. Aug. 29

Lovely day, hot. Mort went up to Ctr. in A.M. and brot his mother, Helena, Marion, Grace and Ernest down to spend day. Mort took Helena, Lois, Marion, E- and me to Brunswick in eve. to moving pictures.

Sat. Aug. 30

Nice day, very hot. Mort took Lois, E- and me to Bowdoinham an up federal road in A.M. Will Huntington and lady came from Mass. in P.M. for week-end. Bill and Mr. Trufant brot E- and me home in eve. when they went to Litchfield to dance. Billy went to Falls for week-end at Frank Hamís. Ben came home from Burnsí mill down on coast.

Sun. Aug. 31

Good day, hot. Frank Ham brot Billy up in P.M. and took Ben and Billy back to Falls. Ben stopped at Burnsí. Had thunder shower in night.

Mon. Sept. 1st

Hot day. Jim up in A.M. Frank Ham brot Billy home in eve.

Tues. Sept. 2nd

Showery, lots of thunder and lightning part of afternoon and eve. Everett began school to Anna M. Risley (Fred Meachamís sister).

Wed. Sept. 3rd

Lovely day, cooler. Ma went up to Grace Cardís in P.M. to go blackberrying. E- and I went up after school. Dad and Billy went to Dem Rally at Ctr. in eve.

Thurs. Sept. 4th

Nice day. Ma and Kinto went berrying on our back lot in P.M.

Fri. Sept. 5th

Good day. Ben came home from Burnsí mill (below Bath) in A.M. Billy and I went to Ctr. to Rep. Rally in eve. McPherson from Missouri, Dyer from Portland and McClure from Bath.

Sat. Sept. 6th

Good day, rained during night. Ben, E- and I went to Falls in A.M. Billy went over to Lester Curtisí and Taylorís in A.M. and went to Taylorís in P.M. to spend week-end.

Sun. Sept. 7th

Good day. Jim up here to dinner.

Mon. Sept. 8th

Good day. Ben and I went to town house in P.M. to vote. Billy came home in A.M. with Amy, Wm. Henry and the baby.

Tues. Sept. 9th

Partly cloudy. Most everything went Republican. Brewster of Portland, Gov.

Wed. Sept. 10

Heavy rain and wind. Much damage done. Ben went to Morganís in eve.

Thurs. Sept. 11

Good day. Ben went up to Ed Jordanís to shoe his horse and to Litchfield in A.M. Ma spent P.M. at Jimís

Fri. Sept. 12

Partly cloudy. Amy, Wm. Vera, E- and I went down to Morganís in P.M. Billy went over to Howard Luntís in P.M. after wood. Hickey brot his horse down to be shod.

Sat. Sept. 13

Showery in P.M. Billy went to Falls with wood. Ben and E- went down to Jimís in morn. E- and I went up to Grace Cardís in P.M. Ma and Aunt Alice picked last blueberries on Bill Smallís

Sun. Sept. 14

Good day, colder. Amy and 2 children spent day over to Taylorís. Everett sick.

Mon. Sept. 15

Good day.

Tues. Sept. 16

Good day. E- out of school sick.

Wed. Sept. 17

Good day. Amy went over home with youngsters. Grace Card and her kids down in A.M. Ben went to Ctr. Helped Bert in shop in A.M.

Thurs. Sept. 18

Good day. Ma and Kinto picked cranberries down at the pond. E- and I went up to Grace Cardís after school to cut out overalls for Clyde.

Fri. Sept. 19

Good day. Ma picked cranberries at the pond in P.M. Billy went to Geo Allenís in eve. Mary Small died in early evening. Sick only few hours. Had shock.

Sat. Sept 20

Good day. Ma went down to Jimís in P.M. Aunt Fannie and Uncle Guy down in P.M. Billy went to Fall with wood. George Foster died.

Sun. Sept. 21

Nice day. Joe Tanguay and John Keegan down in A.M. Took Ma back to Greene for visit. Jim called on his way to Lesterís to take dinner and went from there to Mary Smallís funeral at 2 P.M. Ben, E- and I went up over Oak Hill in P.M. Billy, Amy and kids spent day over home.

Mon. Sept. 22

Partly cloudy, rained hard during night. Ben went over after Jeanís sawing outfit and took in to Morganís to help Billy saw wood. Billy went to Falls with load in P.M.

Tues. Sept. 23

Partly cloudy. Cleared away cold and windy. Ma came home from Greene. Jim met her at the Falls. George Foster buried. Billy went to Falls with wood.

Wed. Sept. 24

Good day. Billy worked for Frank Curtis. Amy and kids spent day over home.

Thurs. Sept. 25

Good day. Ma went down to Pond cranberrying in P.M. Amy and youngsters spend day over home.

Fri. Sept. 26

Good day. Ben worked at Jimís putting roof on the ell. Billy worked for Lewis Taylor. Amy and kids went over home. Ma picked cranberries.

Sat. Sept. 27

Good day. Ben worked over to Spearís in Webster with Frank Curtis. E- and I went up to Grace Cardís in P.M.

Sun. Sept. 28

Good day. Ben went down to Jimís in morn. Ben, E- and I went down to Morganís in A.M. and in P.M. we went up to Lee Davisí and up by Harry Fisherís and North Church home. Billy hauled hay from Len Curtisí.

Mon. Sept. 29

Cloudy. No school Ė County Convention at Bath. Nina Jordan called in in morn. Ben worked over to Spearís with Frank Curtis. Billy worked at Abelís.

Tues. Sept. 30

Cloudy. Rain and heavy wind during night. Ben worked over to Spearís Billy worked at Abelís.

Wed. Oct. 1st

Clear, cool and windy. Billy worked at Abelís. Amy and kids went over home. I went down to Jimís in A.M.

Thurs. Oct. 2nd

Good day. Billy worked at Abelís. Amy and kids went over home. I went down to Jimís in A.M.

Fri. Oct. 3rd

Good day. Billy worked at Abelís Ben hauled his apples over to Lee Davisí and brot back 3 barrels of cider. Ma picked cranberries. down to pond in P.M. E- and I went down to Jimís in P.M.

Sat. Oct. 4th

Nice day. Billy and Amy moved to Morganís.

Sun. Oct. 5th

Good day. Ben, E- and I went to ride in P.M. thru Webster to Frank Curtisí and home by West Bowdoin. Jim here to dinner.

Mon. Oct. 6th

Good day, partly cloudy. Ben went over in Webster to Mr. Hirstís to look over carpenter job.

Tues. Oct. 7th

Rainy in P.M. Ben, E- and I went to Litchfield Fair. Put team into Buzzelís.

Wed. Oct. 8th

Cloudy, rained little toward night. Ben worked at Hirstís. Ma took Dinner at Ednaís.

Thurs. Oct. 9th

Mostly cloudy and windy, cold. Ben worked at Hirstís. Shower toward night.

Fri. Oct. 10

Good day. Gramp sick.

Sat. Oct. 11

Warm as summer. Maud, Arthur, Beatrice and Don planned to come for week-end but didnít arrive. Charlie, Jennie, Len, Cat and Ernest came in eve. Ben and Everett went to W. Bowdoin in P.M. I went down to Billyís in P.M. Ma went down to Jimís in P.M. Aunt Fannie, Guy, Frieda and Sara Coburn called in P.M. Billy, Amy and kids up little while in eve.

Sun. Oct. 12

Lovely day, cooler. The Clarkís left in A.M. for Gray. Ralph Williams here in A.M. to see Ben. Mr. Burns here to see Ben in A.M. Billy and Amy here in morn.

Mon. Oct. 13

Nice day. Ben cut logs over in woods. E- and I went over after school.

Tues. Oct. 14

Lovely day. Topsham Fair began. Ben had Jimís horses part of day. I went down to school in P.M. Sade down in P.M.

Wed. Oct. 15

Lovely day. Jim up to dinner helping Ben put roofing on the south side of our barn. Bill hauled logs to Denis Fournierís mill on Townsendís lot for Ben. Fire broke out on Jackís lot in P.M. just below Dadís line. Set by hunters. Men all went. E-, and I, Amy and her youngsters, June and Merton went to fire. No school on account of Fair.

Thurs. Oct. 16

Good day. Jim up here to help Ben part of day Ė here to dinner. Ben, E- and I went down in morn. to look over fire. Ma went down to Jimís in P.M. E- and I went down to Billís in eve. on errand.

Fri. Oct. 17

Good day but windy. Dad helped Ben on barn roof.

Sat. Oct. 18

Cloudy most of day. Ma and Dad went to Falls with Jim, from there to Gray to go to N.H. with Kit Clark.

Sun. Oct. 19

Cool and windy. Ben went down to Jimís in morn. Jim up part of day to help finish the south side of the barn. Dave Parris called to see us in P.M. Len, Charlie, Ma and Dad and Kit Clark left in A.M. from Gray for N.H.

Mon. Oct. 20

Good day, cold. Everett and I took Ben down to Booker Douglasí turn to meet Mr. Burns at 6.45

A.M. Ben started working at mill 2 miles above Bowdoinham. Amy and I took Sheloskeís ladder home with ďBobbyĒ. Billy did our milking.

Tues. Oct. 21

Good day, cold.

Wed. Oct. 22

Good day, cold. Billy picked apples up here. Amy and kids came up to help in P.M. Aunt Sue Merrill buried at Litchfield Plains.

Thurs. Oct. 23

Good day. Billy picked apples here part of day.

Fri. Oct. 24

Nice day, warmer. Bill went to see Lee Davis with cider apples. So many apples ahead he had to leave them. I went down to Jimís in P.M. Jim, June and Merton brot me home when they came after squash.

Sat. Oct. 25

Lovely warm day. Everett and I went down to Jimís in morn. and called in to see Amy. Billy and Guy Card went to Ctr. in A.M. with Topsy and picked apples here in P.M. Ben came home in eve. Charlie, Jennie, Ma and Dad went to Kittery to see Ernest.

Sun. Oct. 26

Good day, warm. Ben, E- and I went up to Ed Jordanís in A.M. Billy dug potatoes in A.M. He and Guy Card picked apples in P.M. Jennie Wheeler and Gideon called in P.M. Charlie, Len, Cat and Ernest brot Ma and Dad to Ellaís.

Mon. Oct. 27

Good day. E- and I took Ben down to ďMossyĒ Skeltonís in morn. I went down home in P.M. after grain. Dad went to Uncle Howard's.

Tues. Oct. 28

Lovely warm day. I went down to Jimís in P.M. after grain.

Wed. Oct. 29

Nice day. I went down to Jimís in P.M. after grain.

Thurs. Oct. 30

Cooler, 28į above.

Fri. Oct. 31

22į above, good day. Jack Byrnes died.

Sat. Nov. 1st

Good day. Ma came home from the Falls. E- and I went down to Skeltonís in P.M. after Ben. Ed Pettengilís mother died.

Sun. Nov. 2nd

Mostly cloudy, few sprinkles.

Mon. Nov. 3rd

Cold and windy. I took Ben down to Skeltonís in A.M. Philip Jordan hung himself. Willis Goss found him. Nina in Saco.

Tues. Nov. 4th

Cold and cloudy. Light snow fall during night. Amy took me to the town house in P.M.

Wed. Nov. 5th

Good day. Ma went down to Jimís in P.M. E- and I went down to Billís after school.

Thurs. Nov. 6th

Good day. I went down to Amyís little while in P.M. Warmer. Philipís funeral in P.M.

Fri. Nov. 7th

Real warm, 71į during middle of day. Ma went down to Billís and Jimís in P.M. Aunt Alice went up to Grace Cardís in P.M.

Sat. Nov. 8th

Nice day, cooler. I went down to Skeltonís after Ben.

Sun. Nov. 9th

Cold and cloudy. Ben and Dad put roofing on the shed. Jim was here to dinner. Frank Curtis, Wilbur Taylor and Alfred Morgan moved the piano into Morganís rent. Ben and Everett went up to Bill Coskeryís in A.M.

Mon. Nov. 10

Nice day. warmer. I took Ben down to Skeltonís in morn. then went up to Grace Cardís in A.M. Edna up in morn. to bring June and Merton while she and Dad went to Falls for Dad to have teeth out and get her glasses fitted. Everett and I took June and Merton home in P.M. and called to see Amy.

Tues. Nov. 11

Lovely warm day. No school (Armistice Day). Gram and Everett went up to Curtisí in P.M.

Wed. Nov. 12

Fog and showers all day. Dad went down to Jimís in eve. with heifer.

Thurs. Nov. 13

Nice day. I went down to Ctr. in A.M. to get Topsy shod. Went up to see Grace.

Fri. Nov. 14

Partly cloudy. I went down to Jimís, Billís and Mr. Morganís in P.M.

Sat. Nov. 15

Partly cloudy. E- and I went down to Skeltonís after Ben in P.M.

Sun. Nov. 16

Mostly cloudy. Ralph McGarrity(Burnsí cook) and Mr. and Mrs. Herman Overlock up in P.M. Jim up to dinner.

Mon. Nov. 17

Squally during night. 8į above in morn. Wind blew a gale. I took Ben down to Skeltonís in morn. Went down to Amyís in P.M. Mrs. Jack Byrnes had her auction. Guy Card in in P.M.

Tues. Nov. 18

Little warmer. Mrs. Byrnes auction continued. Ma went down to Billís and Jimís in P.M.

Wed. Nov. 19

Warmer. I went down to Billís in P.M. Amy came up with youngsters in P.M. Bill put part of the sawdust round the house. In A.M. Ben and Lewis Loon from Richmond came with four of Byrnesí horses to put up for the night. Mrs. Byrnesí auction finished.

Thurs. Nov. 20

Warmer. Ben and Lewis left about 6.20 for the Ricker lot in Litchfield to move Burnsí boiler to the Federal road to be sent to Bath for Repairs. I went to Ctr. I went to Ctr. in A.M.

Fri. Nov. 21

Good day. Ma went down to Viola Groverís in P.M. when Dad went down to Ordwayís. School closed for Thanksgiving recess.

Sat. Nov. 22

Few light showers during day. E- and I went down to Billís in A.M. Bill finished putting sawdust round the house. Ben came home in P.M. with ď Duke and RhodaĒ Burnsí horses.

Sun. Nov. 23

Rained some during night and most of day. Heavy wind all night. Ben, E- and Dad went down to Jimís in P.M. Dad went down again in eve.

Mon. Nov. 24

Snowed part of day. Ben left about 6.30 A.M. for another load of Burnsí mill at Litchfield. Dad took Everett and me to the 9.15 car to Gray. We walked up from Corner. Joe went to Portland after his radio outfit.

Tues. Nov. 25

Good day.

Wed. Nov. 26

Good day. Had our first real good radio concert from WBL at Springfield, Mass. Harry and Everett went to Poland in A.M. Roy and Everett went to Corner in P.M. Pa Mc- came home from Portland in P.M.

Thurs. Nov. 27

Good day. Aunt Hattie and James Maxwell came up in P.M. She and Gil came up in eve.

Fri. Nov. 28

Good day. Ella, Catherine, Everett and I went up to store in P.M.

Sat. Nov. 29

Began snowing in P.M. Roy and Pa Mc- went part way to Yarmouth to get their new horse. Pa Mc- had a ďnervous breakdownĒ in eve. Harry went to Portland.

Sun. Nov. 30

Cleared away in A.M. 5 or 6 in. of snow fell. Roy took us to the 11 oíclock car. Ben met us at the Falls. Had first sleigh ride.

Mon. Dec. 1st

Cloudy. Ben sick with cold. Everett sick Ė out of school. I went down to Billís in P.M.

Tues. Dec. 2nd

Good day, colder. Everett at home.

Wed. Dec. 3rd

Good day. I took Ben to Center in morn to Charlie Coombsí. Found out Burnsí had finished sawing so Ben came back home with me and Ben, E- and I went down to the mill in P.M. after Benís tools.

Thurs. Dec. 4th

Good day. Ben and I went down to Jimís in A.M.

Fri. Dec. 5th

Partly cloudy. Old ďDelĒ had a nice heifer. Jim Cornish here while in A.M. Kinto went down to Amyís in P.M. Ben went to Litchfield in P.M. Jim up in P.M. Ben and I had touch of distemper.

Sat. Dec. 6th

Cloudy. Ben shod Jimís horses down there in P.M.

Sun. Dec. 7th

Cloudy. Jim, June and Merton up in A.M. Ma sick with distemper going round. Ben, E- and Dad went down to Billís and Morganís in P.M. Ed Adams up to get Ben to make him new set of sleds.

Mon. Dec. 8th

Began raining in P.M. and rained during night. Jim up in late P.M. Ben shod ďBobĒ down to Jimís

Tues. Dec. 9th

Warm. Ben went to Ctr. to get Topsy sharpened in P.M. E- and I went down to Billís in P.M. Amy up in eve. after milk. Ben and Dad butchered.

Wed. Dec. 10

Colder and windy. Ben delivered half of the pig to Charlie Campbellís in A.M.

Thurs. Dec. 11

Good day Ė cold.

Fri. Dec. 12

Mostly cloudy. Ben went to Falls.

Sat. Dec. 13

Snowed in morn.

Sun. Dec. 14

Cleared away much colder. Edna called in A.M. and left June and Merton here to spend day while she spent the day over home. Ed Adams up to see his new sled Ben was building.

Mon. Dec. 15

4į above, coldest, windy. Ben worked down to Jimís in the shop.

Tues. Dec. 16

Cloudy, slightly warmer. Ben went to Falls. I went down to Amyís in P.M.

Wed. Dec. 17

Cloudy. Ben worked down to Jimís in shop. Charles Newellís place burned in Topsham in early eve.

Thurs. Dec. 18

Cloudy. Ben worked down to shop in A.M. and went to Litchfield in P.M.

Fri. Dec. 19

Sleet fell part of day. Ben worked down to Jimís in shop all day.

Sat. Dec. 20

Clear and much colder, windy. Ben worked down in shop all day. Everett and I went down in P.M. Dad and Bill went to Cetnre in A.M. Bill went to Falls to have fingerprints taken at Charles Mamisí.

Sun. Dec. 21

13į below zero. I went down to Billís in P.M. Frank Curtis over in P.M. Father Burns here in P.M. on his way to mill in Litchfield.

Mon. Dec. 22

Cloudy most of day. 6į below. Ben worked down to Jimís in shop all day. I took care of Wm. and Vera in P.M. while Amy went to Center. Bill went down to Ed Bukerís to have his ďBonus Compensation PapersĒ filled out.

Tues. Dec. 23

I went up to Grace Cardís in P.M. Ben worked in shop down to Jimís.

Wed. Dec. 24

Snowed a very little but made good sleighing. I went down to Billís in A.M. and P.M. I went down to Xmas tree to school in eve. Everett spoke his first piece. (Anna Risley, teacher). Ben worked in shop at Jimís.

Thurs. Dec. 25

Good day. I went down to Jimís in morn. before Jim and Edna went over to Bukerís to spend day. We unloaded our tree in A.M. Ben worked in shop all day. Everett and I went down to Bills and Morganís in P.M. Dad and I went down to Billís in eve. Hickey came down with his violin, Lewis Taylor, Verna and Leroy Cook. Guy and Grace Card and family were there. Alfred Morgan didnít come home. Sick in bed a number of days. Margaret Small (Billís Widow) died. Amy up in early eve. Wm. Henry sick.

Fri. Dec. 26

Good day. Down to zero. Ben worked in shop. Amy up in P.M. to tell us Wm. had chicken pox. I went down to Billís in P.M. Mr. Woodward (Charlie Coombsí father-in-law) killed at Howard's Crossing by train. Auto skidded.

Sat. Dec. 27

Good day, warmer 10į. Ben, E- and I went down to Jimís from there to West Bowdoin, from there to Len Coombsí, from there to Bertís and home. Ben worked in shop for rest of day. E- and I went down to Jimís in P.M. Verna came over to help Amy. Cook came in eve.

Sun. Dec. 28

10į below. Ben worked in shop. E- and I went down to Jimís to meet Ben at night.

Mon. Dec. 29

4į below. Partly cloudy. Ben worked in shop all day.

Tues. Dec. 30

Good day, warmer. Sade Rideout down in P.M. Lester came after her in late P.M. Ben in shop all day. Ed Adams up there part of day and brot the men folks home at night.

Wed. Dec. 31

Good day, cold. Ben in the shop all day. I went down to Amyís in A.M. and took Bobby and went to Center in P.M.

   
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