Diary of A.L.J. 1943

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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

1943

Fri. Jan. 1st

Fair. Enid Adams called.

Sat. Jan. 2nd

Fair, cold. Ev- and Freda went to Ray Allen’s in P.M. to get cream to make ice cream. Ev-, Freda and Jim went down St. in early eve.

Sun. Jan. 3rd

Cold, windy. Ev- and Freda went to church in A.M. I went in eve.

Mon. Jan. 4th

Snowed a little, heavy wind. Very little meat on market.

Tues. Jan. 5th

Fair, 15° above, windy. Bob W- here in A.M. I went to church in eve.

Wed. Jan 6th

Fair, milder. Eben and Mr. Morrison here in eve.

Thurs. Jan. 7th

Fair. Freda and Jim went down St. in P.M. while Sandra and I stayed at Stewart's.

Fri. Jan. 8th

Fair. Bob W- and Eben here in eve.

Sat. Jan. 9th

Fair. Ev- and Freda spent eve. at Eben’s

Sun. Jan. 10

Fair. I went to church in A.M. to dedication of Christian, U.S. and Service flags and to evening services. Called at Stew’s in early eve.

Mon. Jan. 11

Fair. Freda and Jimmy went down St. in P.M. Called at Mrs. Brunt’s and Stew’s. Freda and Ev- went to “Met” in eve. Bob W- called in P.M. Much milder in eve.

Tues. Jan. 12

Fair, mild. Win- came up in P.M. to have Freda fit a skirt. Jim and I went to High St. with her then to see Gram Smith.

Wed. Jan 13

Fair. I went to Win’s in P.M. on errand. Freda went down St. in late P.M. to meet Everett.

Thurs. Jan. 14

Nice day. I called on Mrs. Caspar and we rode to Mrs. Feltham’s with Mr. Darby to missionary meeting. Dot over in P.M. Cal and Dot came over in eve. Had Blackout at 9 P.M. Ev- and Cal went to union meeting in eve. Had earthquake about 5.30 P.M.

Fri. Jan. 15

Snowed very little heavy snow during night, mild, pleasant day. I took Jim out for ride in P.M. to Stew’s. Squally in late P.M.

Sat. Jan. 16

Snowed very little. Leon Goddard passed away at 6 A.M. I went to Smith’s in P.M. Ev- and Freda went down St. in eve.

Sun. Jan. 17

Mostly fair. I went to church in A.M. and eve. Win- came up in P.M. we walked to Del Woodard’s 4 corners. Ev- and Freda took Jim out in P.M. Margaret Ayre and kids called in P.M.

Mon. Jan. 18

Dark day, very little sleet. The Farm Bureau met here. (13) Mrs. Doris McCready (Twin Co. agent) here. Funeral services for Leon Goddard. Jim Fowler called to get Carrie.

Tues. Jan. 19

A little rain, sleet and snow, cleared off cold and windy in eve. No prayer meeting.

Wed. Jan. 20

Very cold and windy.

Thurs. Jan. 21

Very cold and windy all over U.S. and Canada. Freda and Jim spent day at Stewart’s.

Fri. Jan. 22

Fair and cold.

Sat. Jan. 23

Fair. I went down St. and to Win’s for supper. Win-, Harry, Jr. came home with me.

Sun. Jan. 24

Fair. I went to church in A.M. and eve. Hazel called in P.M.

Mon. Jan. 25

Mist, rain, sleet, fog. Eben came up in eve.

Tues. Jan. 26

Cloudy, mild. Freda and children, Dot and Lawrence went down St. and calling in P.M. I went to church in eve. Ev-, Freda, Cal and Dot went to “Met” in eve.

Wed. Jan. 27

Mostly fair. Win-, Margaret and Harry up in P.M. Freda and Jim went down St. in late P.M. to meet Ev-. Eben came up in eve.

Thurs. Jan. 28

Snowed about 2 in. Ten to 12 in. in S. New England.

Fri. Jan. 29

Fair. Freda went to hair dresser’s in A.M. and to Dot’s in P.M.

Sat. Jan. 30

Cloudy. Mrs. Small arrived from Providence in P.M.. Mr. Small came down with Mrs. Rogers’ car and took Mrs. S-, Freda and children home. I went down St. with Win- and Mrs. Peppin in eve.

Sun. Jan. 31

Snowed about 4 in. in early A.M. then faired off mild. I went to church in eve.

Mon. Feb. 1st

Very mild, snowed a little in A.M. Fair in P.M.

Tues. Feb. 2nd

Nice day. I went down St. in P.M. and to Stewart’s and to prayer meeting in eve.

Wed. Feb. 3rd

Beautiful day. Laura over in P.M. I called on Mrs. Andrews and Mrs. Caspar.

Thurs. Feb. 4th

Snow in morn. then rain.

Fri. Feb. 5th

Cleared off very warm. I met Freda, Jimmy and Sandra at 10.30 A.M. Bus. Freda went down St. in P.M. Win- and Margaret up in P.M. I walked back home with her. Bob W- up in P.M.

Sat. Feb. 6th

Snowed a little then rained lightly in late P.M. and eve. Freda went down St in A.M. I went down in P.M. Had early supper at Win’s. Ev- went to Lewiston in P.M. to get violin bow.

Sun. Feb. 7th

Mild, partly cloudy. I went to church in A.M. and eve. Win- walked home with me. Ellery Jones came up in P.M. to look over our sink drain.

Mon. Feb. 8th

Fair, colder in eve. Eben came up in eve.

Tues. Feb. 9th

Fair. Freda and Jimmy went down St. in P.M. I went to church in eve. Called at Stew’s. Ralph called to get a package to take to Kinto.

Wed. Feb. 10

Partly cloudy. Freda and Ev- went to the “Met” in eve.

Thurs. Feb. 11

Rainy most of day. Very slippery. I went to Missionary Meeting at Mrs. Caspar’s in P.M.

Fri. Feb. 12

Fair. I went down St. in P.M. called at Stew’s. Freda and Ev- went out in eve.

Sat. Feb. 13

Began snowing in P.M. Carol took Jimmy to Stew’s in morn, to spend say. Ev- brot him home after work. Marian Allen over after work.

Sun. Feb. 14

Snowed most of day, about 10 in. altogether. Clear and colder in eve, No services.

Mon. Feb. 15

10° below here. Windy.

Tues. Feb. 16

18° below here, 34° below at Jen Wheeler's, 42° below at Bill’s. Coldest I ever knew. I went to Smith’s in eve.

Wed. Feb. 17

Far below zero, much milder. Win-, Margaret and Harry up in P.M. Freda went down St. in P.M. Ev- worked til 1.30 A.M. (Thurs) 18 hrs.

Thurs. Feb. 18

Below zero, nice mild day. Bob W- up in A.M.. Ev- took Jimmy down St. in P.M. I went down to Stew’s in late P.M. We walked up to Mrs. Adams’ (Enid). Met Nettie and Royce there. Nettie came back to Stew’s with us. Ev- and Freda went to “Met” in eve.

Fri. Feb. 19

Grand day. Dot and Lawrence came over in P.M. I went to “Met” with win-, Harry and Nellie Adams in eve.

Sat. Feb. 20

Very nice, mild day. Freda went to Lewiston with Dot in P.M. Bob Wood- up in P.M.

Sun. Feb. 21

Nice day, snow nearly gone. I went to church in A.M. and eve. Freda took children to Sun. school. I called at Stewart’s and Butler’s in eve. Win- went to Bowdoin for wk-end. Ev- worked.

Mon. Feb. 22

Fair. Funeral services for John Butler in A.M. Freda spent P.M. at Dot’s.

Tues. Feb. 23

Fair. Dad went down St. in P.M. – first time since fall. I went to church in eve.

Wed. Feb. 24

Rainy in P.M. Freda went to hair dresser’s in P.M. Ev-, Dad and Jimmy met her down St. with Bob’s car. Ev- and Freda went to “Met” in eve.

Thurs. Feb. 25

Fair, colder. Dot over in P.M. I went to “Met” with Win-. Freda stayed with Harry and Margaret. Ev- began working under Paige Rand.

Fri. Feb. 26

10° above. Fair. Freda went down St. in A.M.

Sat. Feb. 27

Fair. I helped Freda and children to bus in P.M. to go to Litchfield for wk-end then Win and I went down St. The Stewart family all came up in car in eve.

Sun. Feb. 28

Cloudy. I went to church in A.M. and eve. Called on Stewart’s.

Mon. Mar. 1st

Fair. Cat- and Doris came in A.M. for visit. We went down St. and to Stew’s in P.M. Played “63” in eve.

Tues. Mar. 2nd

Fair, colder. Cat-, Doris and I went to 10.30 bus to meet Freda. She and children rode home from Win’s with Cal. Cat- and I went to church in eve.

Wed. Mar. 3rd

20° above, snowed lightly. Cat- and I went to “met” in eve to “Wake Is.”.

Thurs. Mar. 4th

Colder, fair. Doris and I went to bus with Cat- to go home then I went to Missionary Meeting at Arlene Butcher's and Doris spent P.M. at Winnie’s.

Fri. Mar. 5th

Good day. Doris and I held couch down most of day. (colds) Ev-, Freda and Jim went down St. in A.M.

Sat. Mar. 6th

Began snowing in A.M. (about 5 ˝ In.) Doris went home in P.M. Freda went as far as Lewiston with her.

Sun. Mar. 7th

Fair. Freda went to church in A.M. I went to Federated church at Lisbon with 3 car loads from our church in eve. (Mr. Tate preached.)

Mon. Mar. 8th

Fair, cold. A girl was born to Mrs. Darby – Esther Elizabeth.

Tues. Mar. 9th

16° below at Bill’s Johnny called in A.M. Freda and Jim went down St. in P.M.

Wed. Mar. 10

Mild, light damp snow. (1 ˝ in.) Ev- went to union meeting in eve. Harry Stewart sick with mumps.

Thurs. Mar. 11

Warm and foggy. Freda went to Mrs. Yeaton’s in morn. to carry butter for Farm Bureau. Merle Verrill’s hot house and house burned.

Fri. Mar.12

Rainy in A.M. fair and warm in P.M. I had dinner at Stewart’s and spent P.M. Freda and Ev- went to “Met” in eve. Merton came home from Alabama. (Camp Rucker)

Sat. Mar. 13

Mostly fair. Freda and Jimmy went down St. in P.M. Eben came up in eve.

Sun. Mar. 14

Nice day. I went to church in A.M. and eve. Called at Stew’s.

Mon. Mar. 15

Fair.

Tues. Mar. 16

Sleet, snow, rain – about an inch.

Wed. Mar. 17

First thunder of year in early morn. showery in A.M. and P.M. Freda and Jimmy went down St. and to hair dresser’s in P.M.

Thurs. Mar. 18

Nice day. Ev- went down St. in A.M. He and Freda went to Lewiston in P.M.

Fri. Mar. 19

Few flakes of snow in eve. Freda went down St. in P.M. Young people of church had party here. Harold and Marian Allen, Mildred and Berth Clark, Connie Kinney, Chas. Holman and Mr. Darby. Uncle Israel went to St. Marie’s hospital.

Sat. Mar. 20

Dark, damp day. I went to Stew’s in P.M. and stayed to supper. Marian Allen came over in P.M.

Sun. Mar. 21

Nice day. I went to church in A.M. and eve. Jimmy went to Sun. school. Bob Hall called in A.M. Winnie and Harry, Jr. up in P.M.

Mon. Mar. 22

Fair. Merton and Myrna called in A.M. Freda and I went to “Met” in eve.

Tues. Mar. 23

Fair. Freda and Jimmy went to Dot’s in P.M. Freda went over to supper.

Wed. Mar. 24

Fair. Freda took both children down St. in P.M. I went to Smith’s and Laura’s. Geo. Beal (25) son of Raymond Beal killed in R.I. in airplane crash. (In U.S.A. service)

Thurs. Mar. 25

Fair. Everett went to Eben’s in eve. I went to Stewart’s.

Fri. Mar. 26

Fair. Freda, I and children went to Stew’s in P.M. Freda and Ev- went to “Met”.

Sat. Mar. 27

Fair. Dad went down st. in P.M.

Sun. Mar. 28

Fair. Funeral services for Geo. Beal. I went to church in A.M. and eve. Leo brot Mr. and Mrs. Small and Albert down in P.M. Bob Hall and Herbert here in eve. also Dot.

Mon. Mar. 29

Fair. Freda went down St. in P.M.

Tues. Mar. 30

Fair. Freda went to Farm Bureau at Topsham with Mr. and Mrs. McCready. I went to prayer meeting in eve. Dot Stewart over in eve.

Wed. Mar. 31

Wet eve. I went to Stew’s in eve. Win and I went up to Enid Adams’.

Thurs. Apr. 1st

Misty part of day. I went to Missionary Meeting at Nina Woodhouse’s (Burton Pratt’s) in P.M. Chester and Marian came down to supper. Ev- and Freda went to “Met”. Dad went to Bowdoinham with Bob Woodworth in P.M.

Fri. Apr. 2nd

Misty part of day. Freda and I went to Lewiston shopping in P.M. Left children at Dot’s.

Sat. Apr. 3rd

Snowed very little in morn. Ev- and jimmy went down St. in A.M. Vera and Barbara Fitzgerald called in A.M. Howard called in P.M. when Ray Allen called for Vera’s baby carriage.

Sun. Apr. 4th

Fair. Mac Stew- called in A.M. Jimmy and I went to Sunday school. I went to church in eve. Ev- worked 13 hrs.

Mon. Apr. 5th

Light fall of snow in morn. then faired off. I went down St. and to Stew’s in P.M. Freda and Ev- went to “Met”.

Tues. Apr. 6th

Fair, cold. Ev- at home. (sick in night) He went down St. in A.M. Mac came up to supper.

Wed. Apr. 7th

Fair. Freda went down St. in A.M.

Thurs. Apr. 8th

Fair. Freda went down St. and to hair dresser’s in P.M. Vera and Virginia Bowie called in eve. Winnie and Mrs. Goodrich came up in eve.

Fri. Apr. 9th

Fair. Freda and Ev- went to town hall in Brunswick to Tony and Waneta show.

Sat. Apr. 10

Fair. I went down St. and to Stew’s in P.M. Dad went to Bowdoinham with Bob Woodworth.

Sun. Apr. 11

Few flakes of snow in early morn. then fair. I went to church in A.M. and eve.

Mon. Apr. 12

Rained hard in night. Fair in A.M. Squally and cold in late P.M. I went to Gray in P.M. Ev- went to Lewiston with me. I went to U.S. “listening post” in Gray and rode up to Ella’s with Ruth Goff and Catherine.

Tues. Apr. 13

Fair, thunder shower during night. Ella and I papered her kitchen. Ev- taken with mumps.

Wed. Apr. 14

Cold, snow squalls. Ella, Cat-, Dot and I went to prayer meeting with Lew Quint in eve.

Thurs. Apr. 15

Cold, partly cloudy. Ella, Roy and I went up to Joe’s in eve.

Fri. Apr. 16

Partly cloudy, cold. Ella, Roy and I went to Aunt Hat’s in eve. Harry spent day in Portland.

Sat. Apr. 17

Ground covered with snow in morn., cloudy. Cat- and I left for Lewiston in A.M. I came down home in P.M. Myrna, Winn- and Margaret here in P.M. Dad had sick spell. Fell in kitchen. Called Dr. Biggers.

Sun. Apr. 18

Fair. Johnny brot Bill down to spend day with us and came after him after supper. I went to church in eve. Lisbon Federated joined with us in having baptism of six from their church and one from our church. (Catherine Huston)

Mon. Apr. 19

Partly cloudy. Ev- took Freda down St. in P.M.

Tues. Apr. 20

Snow on ground in morn. (3 in.) Mabel Moore had 3rd child at C.M.G. I went to Holy week services at Methodist church with Chas. Holman and Bertha Clark.

Wed. Apr. 21

Mostly cloudy, misty in eve. Win, Harry, Jr. and Margaret up in P.M. Arthur Wentzell called. Win- and I went to Nazarene church in eve.

Thurs. Apr. 22

Fair and milder. Bob Wood- up in p.m. Ev- and Jimmy took him home and went down St. I went to our church in eve. Gordon Tate of Lisbon, speaker. Ella and family began living in old part of McDonald house.

Fri. Apr. 23

Beautiful. Day. Ev- and jimmy went to barber’s in A.M. Vera called in P.M. Bob Wood- took Ev- Freda and Jimmy to Bowdoinham in P.M. They all came back to supper in eve.

Sat. Apr. 24

Fair. Ev- went back to work after having mumps. Dad went to Richmond with bob Wood- in P.M.

Sun. Apr. 25

Few sprinkles. I went to sunrise service at 6.30 A.M., to church at 10.30 A.M. and to baptism in eve. Mary Booker, Arletta Piers and Bertha Clark. Called at Stew’s on way home. Walter Keith’s place at Higgins’ Cor. burned. Had grass fire on Mrs. Fechner’s and ours. Evie Wentworth called in P.M.

Mon. Apr. 26

Fair. I went to annual business meeting of church in eve.

Tues. Apr. 27

Fair. Ray Allen plowed for us and Cal in A.M.

Wed. Apr. 28

Rain and snow during night, windy and cold in P.M. Freda and Ev- went to “Met”. We cleaned upstairs.

Thurs. Apr. 29

Cold. Freda and Jim went down St. Win- and children came up in P.M. I went to supper and social eve at church. Missionary Society invited by White Cross.

Fri. Apr. 30

Rainy day, cold. Win- and Margaret spent day with us. Harry, Jr. came up to dinner. Bill and Ray Allen took Dad up to Bowdoin for visit.

Sat. May 1st

Very cold and windy. Below 30° in morn. Win-, children and Nellie Adams up in P.M. Mrs. Adams called in P.M. We took care of Lawrence Stewart in P.M. I went to Stew’s in eve. Freda came down with mumps.

Sun. May 2nd

Fair. Ev- dug up septic tank and planted peas. I started for church in eve. Heard air-raid signal so called at Edith Boyden's.

Mon. May 3rd

Heavy wind and rain. Win- and Nellie called in P.M.

Tues. May 4th

Mostly cloudy, few sprinkles. Ev- went to Eben’s in eve. Win-and Harry, Jr. up in eve.

Wed. May 5th

Fair.

Thurs. May 6th

Fair. Ev- and Oscar White went fishing at Tacoma Lake. Dad came home from his visit at Bill’s with Ervin. Missionary Meeting at Edith Boyden’s. I was put in president.

Fri. May 7th

Rain during the night, mostly fair. Called Dr. Plummer for Freda. Ev- and Jimmy went over to Ray’s in Bob W- car to get ice for Freda’s throat. Johnny called in eve.

Sat. May 8th

Showery. I rode down to Stew’s in eve while went down St. Charlie Hall’s boy (6) sick with spinal meningitis.

Sun. May 9th

Fair. I went to church in eve.

Mon. May 10

Light showers. Ev- and Freda went away in Bob’s car in eve.

Tues. May 11

Fair. Bill and Johnny hauled us 2 cds. Of wood in A.M. I went to church in eve. Bob Woodworth moved to farm.

Wed. May 12

Heavy rain during night, showery all day.

Thurs. May 13

Fair. I went to And. Asso. Meeting in our church. Came home to dinner but stayed down to supper. Freda and Children went down St. in P.M.

Fri. May 14

Heavy frost, fair. I went down St. in P.M. Freda went to hair dresser’s in early eve. Eben came up in eve. to play.

Sat. May 15

Fair, rain during night. Freda and Sandra went down St. in P.M. Freda and Ev- went to Lewiston in eve.

Sun. May 16

Cloudy, showery during night. I went to church in A.M. Freda and I went in eve. Mr. and Mrs Small and Albert came down to supper. Mr. Kinney’s first Sun. as Sup. of our Sun. school.

Mon. May 17

Warm, showers in night. Ev- and Freda planted taters. Freda went to Dr. Reid’s in A.M. Distant thunder shower in eve.

Tues. May 18

Fair, warm. Ev- Freda and Jimmy went to Lewiston in A.M. Ev- went down St. in P.M. and to work at 7 P.M. I went down St. in P.M. Had supper at Stew’s. Went to church then back to Stew’s. Win- walked home with me.

Wed. May 19

Cloudy, warm. Johnny brot load of wood in A.M. Ev- went down St. in P.M. Bob Woodworth called.

Thurs. May 20

Partly cloudy. Johnny brot wood in A.M. Freda went to Dr. Reid’s in P.M. Sandra came down with mumps. Ev- and Freda went to Grange. He took 1 and 2 degrees.

Fri. May 21

Dark and cold, light showers. I went down St in P.M. and to Mrs. Caspar’s in eve. Ray Allen, Bill and Howard brot wood in eve.

Sat. May 22

Cold, mostly cloudy, rain in night. Bill and Ray brot last load of our wood.

Sun. May 23

Fair. Chester and Marian brot baby down on bicycle. I went to church in A.M. and eve.

Mon. May 24

Fair. Freda and Jimmy went down St. in P.M. Freda and Ev- went to “Met” in eve. Surprise air-raid alarm in eve.

Tues. May 25

Fair. I called at Stew’s and Mrs. Darby’s in eve. then went to prayer meeting. Win- came home with me.

Wed. May 26

Heavy rain. Win- called in A.M. Bob Wood- here to supper.

Thurs. May 27

Fair. Funeral services for Helen Coskery (died of spinal meningitis) Freda and Jim went down St. in P.M.

Fri. May 28

Showery in P.M. I spent day at Bill’s and Wheeler’s. Spent night with Winnie. Nettie came down in eve.

Sat. May 29

Showery in P.M. I went up to Mrs. Adams and Coskery’s in P.M. and to Brick House to see Edna in A.M. Rode home in P.M. with Mrs. Adams and Clayton Smith.

Sun. May 30

Fair. Freda and Ev- went to church in A.M. I went to Sun. school then met the rest of the family at cemetery to see parade. Freda and I went to monument to hear address by Arthur Lawrence. I went to church in eve. to union services. – Miss Molde, speaker.

Mon. May 31

Fair. Freda, children and I went down St. in P.M. Freda and Ev- went to “Met” in eve. Bob Wood- called in eve.

Tues. June 1st

Rainy eve. Gram Small came down here on her bicycle in P.M. and rode home after supper. Freda went down St. in P.M.

Wed. June 2nd

Rain during night, fair in P.M. Freda and Jim went to Stew’s in A.M. I went to Mrs. Andrews’ in P.M.

Thurs. June 3rd

Fair, very warm. Freda, Ev- and Dad went to special town meeting in P.M. (uniting Lisbon High school with ours) Jimmy and Sandra stayed at Stew’s I went to Missionary Meeting at Della Ordway’s (My first meeting as president.) Ev- and Freda went to Grange meeting – down St., etc. in eve.

Fri. June 4th

Fair.

Sat. June 5th

Fair, windy. Freda went to Dr. Reid’s in A.M., to Stew’s and down St. Got her new upper teeth. Ervin called in P.M. Freda and Jimmy went to Ruth Tarr’s on errand.

Sun. June 6th

Fair. I went to church in A.M. and eve. Baccalaureate Sun.

Mon. June 7th

Rainy day. Freda went to dentist’s in A.M. Freda, Ev- Cal and Dot went to “Met”.

Tues. June 8th

Fair. Freda went to dentist’s in P.M. then to Gram Smith’s. Dad and I went down St. in A.M. and to No. St. greenhouse in P.M. I went to prayer meeting and business meeting in eve.

Wed. June 9th

Fair. Freda and Jim went down St. in P.M. to meet Ev-. We took care on Lawrence Stewart all day.

Thurs. June 10

Fair, rainy in eve. Freda went to Dr. Reid’s in A.M. Ev- and Freda went to Grange supper and Ev- tool 3rd and 4th degrees.

Fri. June 11

Showery, lightning struck near mill (U.S.G.) Laura and I went to cemetery in eve. Ella called up in eve.

Sat. June 12

Fair. Freda and Jim went down to Dr. Reid’s in A.M.

Sun. June 13

Showery, thunder in P.M. Freda and I went to church in A.M. Freda went to Children’s Day program in eve. Ellery Jones here working on septic tank in P.M. Bob Hall and brother called in eve.

Mon. June 14

Nice day. Freda went to Dr. Reid’s in P.M. I went to Stew’s in eve.

Tues. June 15

Showery. Mrs. Laura (Charles) White passed away in morn. Freda went to hair dresser’s in P.M. She and Ev- went down St. in eve. to “Met” and Dr. Reid’s. Bob Woodworth here to supper.

Wed. June 16

Showery thru night and during day, distant thunder. Ella, Cat- and Roy came in A.M. Freda, Cat-, Roy and Jim went down St. in P.M.

Thurs. June 17

Showery. Freda and Cat- went to “Met” in eve.

Fri. June 18

Nice day. Ella, Cat-, Roy and I went down St. and to Stew’s in P.M. Ev-, Freda, Cat- and Roy and Jim went to “Met” in eve. Black-Out.

Sat. June 19

Nice day. Vera called in early morn. Ella, Cat- and Roy went home. Freda, Jimmy and Sandra went to Lewiston with Wellman in P.M. Bob Wood- brot Eben and his drums up in eve. Ralph called in eve.

Sun. June 20

Thunder shower in morn. and P.M. Maude and Arthur came down in P.M. They spent the wk-end at DeWitt House. Eben and Bob Hall came to play. Bob stayed to supper.

Mon. June 21

Nice day. Ev- went to Lewiston in A.M. and worked in Garden in P.M. I went to Mrs. Andrews’ in eve.

Tues. June 22

Nice day. Howard Curtis passed away in morn. I went down St. in P.M. Called at Feltham’s and Mrs. Darby’s. Went to prayer meeting in eve. Mrs. Darby led.

Wed. June 23

Nice day. Freda and Fern Curtis took me to Uncle Bert’s and Guy’s and home by Uncle Howard’s in eve. Freda came home in P.M. She and Ev- went out in eve.

Thurs. June 24

Nice day. Funeral services for Howard Curtis. Freda and I went down St. in P.M. I went to Hazel’s in eve.

Fri. June 25

Nice day, very hot. Freda went to hair dresser’s in A.M. and left with Wellman at 1 o’clock for Litchfield.

Sat. June 26

Thunder showers in P.M. and eve. Hazel and Maude came up in P.M. Ev- went down St. in eve.

Sun. June 27

Partly cloudy, much cooler. I went to church in A.M. and eve.

Mon. June 28

Thunder showers in morn. – mostly cloudy. I went to Lou Jack’s office in P.M. to meet Enid Adams for last payment on farm and have deed made out. Ev- got his new bicycle from Sear’s. Vera, Larry and Virginia Bowie called in P.M. Mr. Darby called in P.M. Harry Stew- called in eve. Ed Buker died suddenly in eve.

Tues. June 29

Cool, showery. Big Jim Wagg called in A.M. He went to Portland in P.M. for U.S. Examination. I went to prayer meeting in eve.

Wed. June 30

Nice day. I went down St. in P.M. to meet Everett.

Thurs. July 1st

Nice day. Ev- and I went to “Met” in eve.

Fri. July 2nd

Nice day. Vera came down in early morn. Stayed to dinner. Ev- went to Litch- on his bike to spend wk-end.

Sat. July 3rd

Nice day. I went down St. in P.M. Billy and Vera called in eve. with Ray Allen. (Hauling wood for sale)

Sun. July 4th

Partly cloudy – heavy wind. I went to church at A.M. and eve. Raymond Buker and his wife there at both services.

Mon. July 5th

Heavy rain and wind. Cecil and Marian brot Ev-, Freda and children home in Em’s truck in P.M.

Tues. July 6th

Lovely day. June spent day with us. I went to prayer meeting in eve.

Wed. July 7th

Partly cloudy. Freda and Jimmy met Ev- down St. in P.M. Vera and Bob Hall had “hearing” at Bath deciding who should have the baby.

Thurs. July 8th

Fair. Ev- and Freda went to Eben Carlson’s in eve. Evie Wentworth and Addie Allen called in eve.

Fri. July 9th

Nice day. Freda and Jimmy went down St. in A.M. then ate dinner at Dot Stewart’s. I went to Hazel’s in eve.

Sat. July 10

Fair – hot. Winnie spent day here. I went down St. with her in P.M. Dad went up to Bill’s for visit when Bill and Ray Allen came down after groceries in eve. Freda went to Mrs. Andrews’ in eve. Mrs. Caspar passed away at Helen’s in Portland.

Sun. July 11

Fair- hot. We all went to church in A.M. I went in eve. Uncle Howard, Jim, Lillian, Alberta, Shorty and Myrna called in P.M.

Mon. July 12

Hot, fair. Wendell Lewis called in eve.

Tues. July 13

Hot. Freda went down St. in morn. with Hazel and Phil. I went to Mrs. Caspar’s funeral in P.M. and up to Bill’s with Buster Wilson and Vera for visit.

Wed. July 14

Hot.

Thurs. July 15

Hot. Amy and I went to Clara's in A.M. June and baby came up in A.M. Emery, Gerry, Edith, Johnny and baby came up in eve. Amy, Dad and I went to Wheeler’s in eve.

Fri. July 16

Cooler, nice day. Marian and Ronald came for visit.

Sat. July 17

Nice day. Alberta Wagg, June and Doris came up in A.M. Buster took Amy, Vera and baby to Sabattus in P.M. He stayed to supper then brot Dad and me home and took Vera to show. Mr. Small came down on bicycle to spend night. Freda and Marian took him to “Met” and to treat afterward.

Sun. July 18

Fair, light rain in night. I went to church in A.M. and eve. Jimmy went to Sun. school.

Mon. July 19

Fair. Freda, Ev- and children, Marian went down St. with me in P.M. I went up to farm with Harry Stew- for visit.

Tues. July 20

Cool and fair, distant thunder shower in eve. Win- and I went up to Adams’ in A.M. (She was sick in bed) and blueberrying in P.M.

Wed. July 21

Fair. I went up to Mrs. Coskery’s in A.M. to see Kinto. Win, Harry and I went to Edna’s in P.M. No one at home.

Thurs. July 22

Heavy thunder shower beginning at 4 A.M. and continuing til noon. Nettie down twice. Uncle John Purdy’s birthday (78) Ralph called in eve.

Fri. July 23

Lovely day. Harry and Margaret spent day at Nettie’s while Mr. and Mrs. Purdy, win- and I went blueberrying at Mrs. Williams in Topsham. Mrs. Wentzell and grandchildren came down in eve.

Sat. July 24

Fair. Mr. and Mrs. Purdy took us all to Falls in P.M. I took my berries, got my clothes and went back to Stew’s

Sun. July 25

Fair. Mary Adams Morin down in A.M. Mr. and Mrs. Purdy took Win-, children and I over to Wheeler’s in eve.

Mon. July 26

Thunder shower in night. Edna called in P.M. Nettie, Mrs. Adams and kids down in eve. Faye Small came down to spend night.

Tues. July 27

Heavy fog in morn. We all went up to Harold Small’s to pick raspberries in P.M.

Wed. July 28

Fair. Mrs. Purdy, Win- and I went to Williams’ blueberrying. Edna called in P.M.

Thurs. July 29

Cloudy, few sprinkles. Win- picked raspberries at Susie’s all day. Harry and I went raspberrying in A.M. We went to Rideout’s’s then to Susie’s in P.M. Mrs. Adams and kids down in eve.

Fri. July 30

Rainy part of day, fair in eve. I came home with Harry in morn. I went to see Mrs. Andrews in P.M. Marian and Ronny went to Lewiston with Wellman in P.M. From there she went with Margaret to Wales.

Sat. July 31

Hot. Freda, Jim and I went to Walt Disney picture in P.M. Ev- and Freda went in eve.

Sun. Aug. 1st

Hot. I went to church in A.M. No eve. service or Tues eve. service thru Aug. The Stewarts came to free St. for week.

Mon. Aug. 2nd

Hot day. Bob W- called.

Tues. Aug. 3rd

Showery in eve. Mrs. Small, Em, Cecil and children called in eve. on way home from wk-end at Orr’s Is. Brot us Mackeral to can.

Wed. Aug. 4th

Showery, heavy rain in late P.M. and eve. Freda went to Beatrice Small’s in A.M. Win- and children came up in P.M. Dot took them home. Phil put new light in dining room.

Thurs. Aug. 5th

Nice day. Ev- spent day fishing at Tacoma Lake. Pa. Small went with him in P.M. I went to Stew’s in eve. Win- and Harry, Jr. at “Met”. Eben came up in eve.

Fri. Aug. 6th

Nice windy cool day. Freda and Jim went down St. in A.M. Ev- and Freda went to “Met” in eve.

Sat. Aug. 7th

Mostly fair, few sprinkles in A.M. I went to Winnie’s in P.M.

Sun. Aug. 8th

Fair, cool. I went to church in A.M.. Rev. Clyde Taylor spoke. I went to funeral services for Lillian Guenther’s mother in P.M. with Ray and Florence.

Mon. Aug. 9th

Fair. Ev-, Freda and children left at 4 P.M. with Wellman for Litchfield. Merton and Myrna spent eve. with us. Merton home for wk. but was called back early.

Tues. Aug. 10

Rainy most of day. Ev- and family arrived home from Litch- on 6.30 P.M. bus.

Wed. Aug. 11

Dark day, showery P.M. Men (Am. Legion) began building “Look Out Post” over by beacon.

Thurs. Aug. 12

Dark and cloudy. Freda went down St. in P.M. She and Ev- went to “Met” in eve.

Fri. Aug. 13

Showery. I went to Gray in A.M. Catherine Purvis there in visit.

Sat. Aug. 14

Ella and I went blueberrying in P.M. Had thunder shower while we were berrying then faired off.

Sun. Aug. 15

Beautiful. Ella went to church in A.M. Cat-, Ella and I went up to school house to hear Miss Clark and Miss Wyeth in P.M.

Mon. Aug. 16

Ella, Cat- and I went blueberrying in eve.

Tues. Aug. 17

Ella, Cat-, Roy and I went up to Joe’s and Eleanor’s and in eve.

Wed. Aug. 18

Showery. We all went to Aunt Hat’s.

Thurs. Aug. 19

Fair. Doris went to Cor. with me to take bus for home. Purvis went home in A.M. I came home with Wellman in P.M. Freda had her hair done. Eben came in eve. Truman Day injured on Solomon Is.

Fri. Aug. 20

Fair. Freda went down St. in P.M.

Sat. Aug. 21

Freda and Ev- went down St. in eve. then to Upper Hall to play for dance. Mamie Landry had party for Calvin.

Sun. Aug. 22

Fair. I went to church in A.M. and to Smith’s in eve. Lorna came home from Mass. to teach school at West Bowdoin.

Mon. Aug. 23

Fair. Doris came down at noon. She and Freda went to Lewiston in P.M. Ev-, Doris and I went to Crosman Cor. school with Ruth Bowie to practice for entertainment for benefit of Harold Booker’s family, burned out by lightning. Cal made us a call in eve. Heard that Merton had gone across.

Tues. Aug. 24

Partly cloudy, few sprinkles. Ev- went to DeWitt House on union business. He, Freda and Doris went to Lewiston to supper and pictures. Vera and Virginia Bowie called in P.M. Black-Out in eve. Cal left for Merchant Marines.

Wed. Aug. 25

Fair. Doris and Jimmy went down St. in A.M. I went down in P.M. Ev- went to Durham to practice in eve. Thunder showers during night.

Thurs. Aug. 26

Clear, cool and windy. Farm Bureau met here. Doris left for Gray at 1 P.M. Mrs. Small arrived in early eve. for night. (on bicycle)

Fri. Aug. 27

Partly cloudy. Mrs. Small left for home in early morn. Freda went to Lewiston on 9 A.M. taxi to bring Winniefred down for wk-end.

Sat. Aug. 28

Mostly fair, light shower. Ev-, Freda and Gramp Small went to supper and entertainment at Crosman Cor. school. Harry Prout passed away.

Sun. Aug. 29

Fair. Gramp Small went home in morn. I went to church in A.M.. Dr. Richard Buker’s son from Bates preached. I went to Nazarene church in eve. with Mabel Moore and Lillian Guenther. Marian, Cecil and babies came down in P.M.

Mon. Aug. 30

Partly cloudy, showery in eve. Mrs. Andrews living at Stanley Tarr’s.

Tues. Aug. 31

Fair. We canned corn. Freda went to Tarr’s in eve. Dad went up to Bill’s for visit with Buster, Vera, Larry and Lillian Hinds.

Wed. Sept 1st

Showery in P.M. I went down St. with Hazel and Phil in P.M. Called at Lydia McGuire’s. Ev- and Freda went to “Met” in eve.

Thurs. Sept. 2nd

Thunder shower in early morn., Rainy day. Missionary Society met with me. Mary Feltham, Arlene Butcher, Mabel Schultz, Louise Buker and Edith Boyden.

Fri. Sept. 3rd

Cloudy. We took care of Larry Stewart in P.M. I went to Hazel Adams in eve.

Sat. Sept. 4th

Cloudy. Ev- went to Lewiston in late P.M. Gramp came home from Bill’s in eve.

Sun. Sept. 5th

Cloudy. Ralph took Dad, Freda, Jimmy, Sandra and me to Ella’s while he went up to Arthur Pierce’s in P.M. Had picnic lunch on road. He stayed here to supper when we got back.

Mon. Sept. 6th

Rain in early morn. Ev- Felix Gleason, and Wallingford went fishing at Wayne Pond.

Tues. Sept. 7th

Mostly cloudy. Vera and Virginia Bowie brot Larry here for me to take care of in early morn. and came after him in late P.M. Freda and Sandra went to Lila Lidbacks in A.M. to see Mary Woodard and baby Cheryl.

Wed. Sept. 8th

Cloudy. Freda went down St.

Thurs. Sept. 9th

Mostly fair, showery in eve. Freda and Jimmy went to school house to Farm Bureau. Freda went down St. in P.M. Thunder shower in eve.

Fri. Sept 10

Fair. Freda and I went to “Met” in eve. Eben came in eve.

Sat. Sept. 11

Fair. Mr. and Mrs. Small, Mrs. Rogers and Albert came down in P.M. and took Ev- and family to Litch- for wk-end.

Sun. Sept. 12

Nice day. I went to church in A.M. and eve. Mr. and Mrs. Small and Albert brot Ev- and family home in eve.

Mon. Sept. 13

Nice day. I went over to Ray Allen’s to get shell beans in P.M. and Dad went to see Wallace Fowler. Mrs. Small called with pulp wood for U.S.G. in A.M. and P.M. Harry Stewart called in eve.

Tues. Sept. 14

Fair. Freda went down St. in P.M. I went up to farm with Harry Stew- in P.M. We went to Dr. Goss’ in eve.

Wed. Sept. 15

Rainy day. Win-, I and children went to Edna’s in eve. Edna up in P.M.

Thurs. Sept. 16

Mostly fair, showery in late P.M. I went up to Mrs. Coskery’s in A.M.

Fri. Sept. 17

Fair, cool. I spent P.M. at Mrs. Coskery’s waiting for Dr. Goss to come to see sore on Kinto.

Sat. Sept. 18

Fair, cool. Dr. Goss came down in P.M. Took me to Mrs. Coskery’s to see Kinto and back to Win’s. Harry brot family to Falls to stay over night. Win-, Harry, Jr. and I went to “Met in eve. Frost killed part of our garden.

Sun. Sept. 19

Nice day. I went to church in A.M. and eve. Dennis Wilson and wife came up in P.M. from Orr’s Is. and took supper with us.

Mon. Sept. 20

Nice day. I went down St. in P.M. Ev- and Freda went to “Met” in eve.

Tues. Sept. 21

Fair. I went to prayer meeting in eve.

Wed. Sept. 22

Showery in P.M. Freda went to hair dresser’s in P.M.

Thurs. Sept.23

Cleared away in P.M. Freda took her children to her mother’s in A.M. to stay few days and came back in eve. Harry Stewart called in eve.

Fri. Sept. 24

Partly cloudy. Took care of Larry in A.M. Freda went down St. in P.M. She and Ev- left at 11.15 P.M. to go with Bob Woodworth to go to his place at Bowdoinham duck hunting. Guy Butterfield called in P.M.

Sat. Sept. 25

Fair. Ev- and Freda came home with Bob in eve. I went to Hazel’s and down St. with her and Phil in P.M.

Sun. Sept. 26

Nice day. Cal came home from N.Y. on 30 hour furlough. Freda and I went to church in A.M. I went in eve. Ev- worked from 7.30 P.M. to 3.15 A.M. Mon.

Mon. Sept. 27

Grand day. Ev- and Clif Bickford took Freda to Litch- Cor. then went duck hunting. She went to her mother’s. Winnie May Ward and children called in P.M.

Tues. Sept. 28

Nice warm day. I went to prayer meeting. Eben came to play in eve.

Wed. Sept. 29

Nice day. Laura and I went down St. in P.M. Called at Minnie’s. Ev- went to “Met” in eve.

Thurs. Sept. 30

Fair. Dad and I went to Bill’s for wk-end with Buster Wilson while Vera and Virginia Bowie made a trip to Mass. Freda and children came Litch- in P.M. Burton Pratt passed away.

Fri. Oct. 1st

Rained part of day.

Sat. Oct. 2nd

Rained part of day. Howard and Bill went to Falls.

Sun. Oct. 3rd

Fair. Dad and I went to Junes new house (first time) and to Jen’s in A.M. Called at Clara’s in P.M. (Amy, Larry and I)

Mon. Oct. 4th

Partly cloudy, light rain during night. Wilfred Morgan called in P.M. We all went to June’s in eve. also Isaac Allen to celebrate Doris’s birthday (first).

Tues. Oct. 5th

Partly cloudy. I came home with Ervin in morn.

Wed. Oct. 6th

Nice day. Freda, children and I went down St. to meet Everett.

Thurs. Oct. 7th

Nice day. I went to Missionary Meeting at Mabel Schultz’s in P.M. Freda and Ev- went to “Met” in eve. to see Hitler’s Children. Had black out in eve.

Fri. Oct. 8th

Grand day. Lillian Guenther and I went to the And. Asso. Meeting at Court St. Baptist with Mr. Darby. Dad came home from Bill’s in eve. Mr. and Mrs. Small, Mrs. Rogers and Albert brot down half a pig in A.M.

Sat. Oct. 9th

Fair, warm. Rain in eve. Ev- and Freda went out in eve.

Sun. Oct. 10

Nice day. I went to church in A.M. and eve.

Mon. Oct. 11

Nice day. First frost to kill all my flowers. Ralph called in eve. Making preparations for Music at Topsham Fair Grounds (13th and 14th) for horse and ox pulling events. Regular fair called off.

Tues. Oct. 12

Nice day. June and Doris spent the day with us. I went to prayer meeting in eve.

Wed. Oct. 13

Nice day. Vera and Howard brot Larry here for me to take care of while they went to Lewiston. Doris Wheeler taken very sick. Taken to hospital.

Thurs. Oct. 14

Mostly cloudy. Freda. Jimmy and I went to Farm Bureau. I went to Hazel’s in eve.

Fri. Oct. 15

Cloudy. Freda, Jimmy and I went to Baptist Rummage sale in A.M.

Sat. Oct. 16

Warm, heavy wind and rain during night and part of day. Ev- went hunting in P.M. with Bickford. Mrs. Small, Mrs. Rogers, Lorene and her boys came down in P.M. Jimmy went to Durham with them on errand.

Sun. Oct. 17

Warm, heavy wind and rain in A.M. Clear in P.M. I went to West Bowdoin with the Smith’s in P.M. to funeral services for Benja Keay. I went to church in eve.

Mon. Oct. 18

Partly cloudy

Tues. Oct. 19

Rained part of day. I went to church in eve.

Wed. Oct. 20

Showery. I went down St. in P.M. Called at Mrs. Feltham’s

Thurs. Oct. 21

Cloudy. Ev- left to go deer hunting at Canton with Red Butcher, Guy Wallingford, ____ Burnham and Lem Hill. Got 1 deer.

Fri. Oct. 22

Fair. Ev- and Freda went to Crosman Cor. school in eve to practice for entertainment. June and Ervin brot Doris home from hospital in eve.

Sat. Oct. 23

Cloudy. We took care of Larry Stew-, Barbara and Pat Ayer in P.M. Freda went down St. in P.M. She and Ervin went to Durham to supper and entertainment.

Sun. Oct. 24

Cloudy. Stewarts moved down for winter. I went to church in A.M. and eve. Jimmy went to Sun. school. Wm. Wagg, Jr. called in A.M. Winnie on the shelf with cracked ribs.

Mon. Oct. 25

Cloudy. Gramp Small called.

Tues. Oct. 26

Mostly fair. Ev- cut tops over on Ray Allen’s. Freda and Jimmy went over to picnic dinner. I went to business meeting of church in eve. Called at Stew’s.

Wed. Oct. 27

Rainy day. Ella and children arrived on 12.30 bus.

Thurs. Oct. 28

Misty and dark. Freda, Cat and Doris spent day at Lewiston. Ella and I went to Stew’s in eve. Harry brot us home. Eben came up in eve.

Fri. Oct. 29

Cooler and windy. Doris and I went to Winnie’s to help her in A.M. Freda Ella and kids went down St. in P.M. Ev- Freda and kids went to “Met” in eve.

Sat. Oct. 30

Windy and cool. I went to bus with Ella and kids at 12.30. Called at Stew’s. Mrs. Small, Mrs. Rogers, Marian and Ronny called in P.M. Took Freda and Jimmy down St.

Sun. Oct. 31

Cloudy. I went to church in morn. and eve. Called at Stew’s. Jimmy went to Sun. school.

Mon. Nov. 1st

Fair. I went to Win’s in P.M. Freda, Jimmy and Sandra went to to Mrs. Fournier’s. Mrs. Reynolds’ and Stew’s. Ev- went hunting up in Bowdoin.

Tues. Nov. 2nd

Rain in P.M. and eve. Johnny called in A.M. I went to church in eve. Called at Stew’s. Dot Stew-.

Wed. Nov. 3rd

Mostly fair, rain in eve. I went down St. and to Win’s in P.M. Stewarts up in eve.

Thurs. Nov. 4th

Few sprinkles, mostly fair. Freda and Jimmy went down St and to Hazel’s in A.M. I went to Missionary Meeting at Edith Boyden’s in P.M. Freda went to Grange.

Fri. Nov. 5th

Fair. Took care of Larry stew- in A.M. The Stew’s called in P.M. Ernie Wentworth called in P.M.

Sat. Nov. 6th

Rainy in A.M. fair in P.M. Mac (home few days) and Harry, Jr. came up in A.M. I went down St. in P.M. Had supper party for Jimmy in eve. – Mr. and Mrs Small, Albert, twin boys, Mrs. Rogers, Mitchell family, Marian and Ronny.

Sun. Nov. 7th

Fair. Cal home for few hrs. I went to church in A.M. and eve. Coe Hayne, Baptist Home Missionary – speaker. Called at Stew’s.

Mon. Nov. 8th

Rainy day. Ev- went hunting. Mac and Harry, Jr. called in eve. Bob Woodworth called.

Tues. Nov. 9th

Heavy wind and rain, fair in eve. I went to prayer meeting. Sandra had convulsion in eve. Called Dr. Plummer.

Wed. Nov. 10

Fair. Freda and Jimmy went down St. in A.M. Jimmy stayed at Stew’s to dinner. I went down after him in P.M. Hazel called in P.M. Eben(?) got deer in P.M. I went to Nazarene church in eve. with Mabel Moore and Lillian Guenther.

Thurs. Nov. 11

Rain in A.M. snowed most of P.M. and eve. Freda and Jimmy went down St. and to Stew’s in P.M. Freda went to pictures in eve. Ev- shot deer in A.M. Bill spent eve. with us while Vera, Johnny and Howard went to pictures.

Fri. Nov. 12

Good day. Freda and Jimmy went down St. I went to Stanley Tarr’s on errand in P.M. Freda and Everett went to Eben’s in eve. to cut up his deer. Harry, Jr. taken sick.

Sat. Nov. 13

Mostly fair, snowed a few flakes. Freda and Ev- went down St. in eve. Sandra sick with measles.

Sun. Nov. 14

Fair. I went to Stew’s in A.M. and to church in eve. Freda and Jimmy went out in P.M. and Mr. and Mrs. Dennis Wilson from Orr’s Is. for venison supper and spent eve. Eben came up to play in eve.

Mon. Nov. 15

Few flakes of snow in eve. Ev- and Freda went to “Met”. Jimmy sick.

Tues. Nov. 16

Light snow fall. Freda went to hair dresser’s in P.M. I went to prayer meeting.

Wed. Nov. 17

Nice day. Mrs. Rogers came down in P.M. to take Everett and family to Gramp small’s for two week’s vacation. I went to Randall Coomb’s with Laura in eve.

Thurs. Nov. 18

Fair. Bob Woodworth had breakfast here then a nap before going to dentist’s to have impression taken for teeth. I went to Stew’s in P.M.

Fri. Nov. 19

Nice day. Winnie and Margaret spent day with me. Harry, Jr. came to dinner. Dr. Aram died at Boston hospital.

Sat. Nov. 20

Partly cloudy. Cal came home. I went down St. in P.M. Vera brot Larry down for me to take care of in eve. Dot brot Lawrence over to stay most of night. Carl Penley and John Garcelon called in eve.

Sun. Nov. 21

Fair. I went to church in A.M. and eve. and to Nazarene baptism in our church in P.M.

Mon. Nov. 22

Rained in early morn. then snowed most of day. Winnie and I went to Lewiston in P.M. with Wellman to do Xmas shopping Met Ev- and Freda with Mrs. Rogers’ car. They brot us home and stayed over night. Ev- Freda and I went to “Met” in eve. Dad stayed at Stew’s.

Tues. Nov. 23

Snowed damp snow all day and eve. Ev- and Freda started for Litchfield in A.M. by Lewiston. Took Mrs. Rogers’ car as far as Tacoma and walked from there to Small’s. 15 in. of snow here. Much more at Litch- Electricity and telephone knocked out everywhere.

Wed. Nov. 24

Beautiful day. I went down St. and to Stew’s in P.M.

Thurs. Nov. 25

Lovely mild day. I went to Laura’s in P.M.

Fri. Nov. 26

Nice day.

Sat. Nov. 27

Mild, partly cloudy. I went to Stew’s, down St. and to Smith’s in P.M. Win- and Harry’Jr. came up in eve.

Sun. Nov. 28

Fair. I went to church in A.M. and eve. Win- and children called in P.M. Cal came home for wk’s furlough.

Mon. Nov. 29

Fair, colder. First letter came thru from Litchfield since the Tues. storm.

Tues. Nov. 30

Partly cloudy. I went to Stew’s and down St. in P.M. Freda and Ev- came home from two wk’s vacation at Small’s. Jimmy was sick after taking worm treatment. I went to prayer meeting.

Wed. Dec. 1st

Fair. Ev- and Freda took Mrs. Roger’s car back to Lewiston. Dot and Cal went with them. Had dinner together in city.

Thurs. Dec. 2nd

Few snow flakes in P.M. Ev- went to work after his 2 wk's vacation. Fell on ice in P.M. Broke bone in his leg and one in ankle. Taken to hospital for x-rays then Dr. Gerrish put splint on here at house. I went to Missionary Meeting at Mr. Darby’s in P.M. and went down St. Dot, Cal and Larry had supper here with us. Vera and Virginia brot Larry here while they went to pictures.

Fri. Dec. 3rd

Dark day, Freda and Jimmy went down St. in P.M. Hazel and Phil called to see Everett.

Sat. Dec. 4th

Fair. Dr. Gerrish here in A.M. putting plaster of paris cast of Ev’s leg. I went to Ruth Tarr’s in P.M. then down St. with Hazel and Phil. Eben came up in eve.

Sun. Dec. 5th

Fair, colder at night. The Stewart family came up in P.M. and stayed to supper. Cal and Dot came over to leave Larry while Dot and Sally Heister took Cal to Brunswick to get N.Y. train. Mr. Robinson called in A.M. to see Ev-. I went to church in eve. Church collected $156.00 for Thanksgiving offering and $80.00 for World Emergency Fund.

Mon. Dec. 6th

Cloudy – began snowing in late P.M. I went to Win’s in P.M.

Tues. Dec. 7th

About 2 in. of snow fell during night. Nice day. Freda, Jim, Sandra and I went down St. in late P.M. after going to Xmas rehearsal at church.

Wed. Dec. 8th

Good day. I went down St. in P.M. Raymond Curtis came up in eve. to see Ev-.

Thurs. Dec. 9th

Lovely day. Mrs. Small, Mrs. Rogers, Chester, Marian and Ronald came in A.M. and went home in eve. Chester, Marian, Mrs. Small and Freda went down St. in P.M. Bob Adams called to see Ev- in P.M.

Fri. Dec. 10

Nice day. Freda and Jimmy went to Stew’s in P.M. Winnie sick with tonsillitis. Ralph called in eve.

Sat. Dec. 11

Squall struck in early morn. Very heavy wind and an inch or two of snow then cleared off much colder. I spent day at Stew’s Dot Stew- began taking welding lessons in Lewiston.

Sun. Dec. 12

Snowed about 2 in. in A.M. No church services in eve. Eben came up in P.M. Pete Fitzgerald killed at U.S. Gypsum.

Mon. Dec. 13

Clear cold day. I went down St. and to Stew’s in P.M.

Tues. Dec. 14

Light snow fall. Freda took Jimmy to rehearsal at church then to barber’s.

Wed. Dec. 15

Fair, below zero. Freda took Jimmy and Sandra to Win’s and down St. in P.M.

Thurs. Dec. 16

Below zero, coldest so far. Freda went down St. with Mildred Carr in A.M. Dick Thompson came up to see Everett in P.M. Brot his regular accident check ($21) also about $45 collected from boys at the mill.

Fri. Dec. 17

Fair, below zero - milder in eve. Freda went to hair dresser’s in P.M. Freda, Jimmy and I went to Xmas tree at church in eve with Ray. Jimmy marched in and spoke his first lines in public.

Sat. Dec. 18

Partly cloudy, mild. Freda went down St. in P.M. Vera called in eve. Brot down pig’s head to make cheese for Bill.

Sun. Dec. 19

Cloudy. Bob Woodworth took Ev-, Freda and children to Litchfield. They stayed to dinner and brot back their pig. I went to church in A.M. and eve. Mr. and Mrs. Wilson from Orr’s Is. came up in P.M. Calvin called also Mr. Robinson.

Mon. Dec. 20

Partly cloudy, few flakes in P.M. Freda and I cut up the hog. Johnny called in A.M. Winnie and children came up in P.M.

Tues. Dec. 21

Partly cloudy, milder. I went to church in eve. Stanley Tarr called to see Ev- in eve.

Wed. Dec. 22

Fair. I went down St. in P.M. Eben came up in eve.

Thurs. Dec. 23

Fair, below zero. Bill spent most of day with us.

Fri. Dec. 24

Fair, below zero. Howard spent A.M. with us. Freda went down St. in P.M. Winnie came up in eve. I went home with her and spent the night. We went to midnight Mass with Mrs. Karkos.

Sat. Dec. 25

Fair, below zero. I came home before breakfast. We were alone all day.

Sun. Dec. 26

Fair, much milder. I went to church in A.M. and eve. Jimmy went to Sun. school. Win- and children up in P.M.

Mon. Dec. 27

An inch or two of snow in morn. a little rain.

Tues. Dec. 28

Fair, colder, icy roads. I went to prayer meeting.

Wed. Dec. 29

Fair, cold. I went to Smith’s in P.M.

Thurs. Dec. 30

Rain, milder. Freda and Dot spent day in Lewiston, Eben came up in eve. Winnie and Margaret came up in P.M.

Fri. Dec. 31

Nice mild day. Freda and I went down to Stewart’s and down St. in P.M. Nettie Allen there. We had a tea party. Everett and Eben played at Mr. Owen’s on Middle St. at party given for some of Hood’s truck drivers. Lobster supper served.

   
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