Diary of Alice L. Jones
Tues. Jan 1st
Showery, foggy, etc. Mrs. Sykes went home in A.M. Chas- and Esther came out in P.M. She helped me clean patient’s rooms. Bessie in bed most of day.
Wed. Jan 2nd
Mostly fair. Doris called in A.M.
Thurs. Jan. 3rd
Snowed about 4 in., cleared away in late A.M. Roy Libby took me to Ella’s in A.M. Mr. and Mrs. Estes (minister) called in P.M.
Fri. Jan 4th
Fair. Doris took Ella and me to her house for the day. Judy came to supper.
Sat. Jan 5th
Snowed all day, about 12in.
Sun. Jan. 6th
Nice day. Ella and I went to church. Judy came to dinner. Doris came over in P.M. and took us to her house to supper then to church. We came home with Mrs. Labeau. Oil heater in church blew up in P.M.
Mon. Jan 7th
Windy. 16° above highest during the day.
Tues. Jan. 8th
Fair. Roy Libby came after me in A.M. Beverly Parker had her second baby (Bruce) in early eve.
Wed. Jan 9th
Cloudy in P.M.
Thurs. Jan 10
Milder, dark and cloudy. Roy and Bessie went to Esther’s in P.M. Laura Sawyer called in eve.
Fri. Jan. 11
Clear. Ella papered Jane’s room up to Joe’s.
Sat. Jan. 12
Nice day, milder. Charlie and Esther went out in eve.
Sun. Jan. 13
Mild, partly cloudy. Roy Mc- sick with strep throat.
Mon. Jan. 14
Snowed very little during . Beverly Parker went home in late P.M. Roy Libby took me to Ella’s in eve. Judy came up in eve.
Tues. Jan. 15
Showery all day. Ella went to Dry Mills in A.M. Julia Currie down in P.M. Judy came to supper. Roy went to Judy’s in eve. to bring his car home.
Wed. Jan. 16
Nice day, mild. Ella and I spent the day at Joe’s papering the stairway. We went to prayer meeting in eve.
Thurs. Jan. 17
Beautiful in A.M. Rainy in eve.
Fri. Jan. 18
Nice mild day. Doris took Ella and I to her house for the day. Mrs. Gibbs and Shirley P.M. (Getting ready to move to East Vasalborough)
Sat. Jan. 19
Nice day. Ella went to choir rehearsal at Mrs. Wass’ in eve.
Sun. Jan. 20
Rained in A.M. Ella and I went to church. Doris came over in P.M. Ev- and family and Aunt Edith came after me in P.M.
Mon. Jan. 21
Clear, much colder, windy.
Tues. Jan. 22
Cold in am. Few flakes of snow in late P.M. then rain and wind. Blanch Lachance gave Stanley party here in eve. Mae Belle called in early P.M.
Wed. Jan. 23
Ev- took Aunt Edith to Chester’s when he went to work at noon. Freda went to Winnie Reid’s in eve. Freda and I sewed, made quilt top and most of a house dress for me.
Thurs. Jan. 24
Squally, colder. Freda went to sewing circle when Ev- went to work.
Fri. Jan 25
Freda spent most of day at Mae Belle’s. Denny sick. Mary Bangs called.
Sat. Jan 26
Heavy rain, wind in A.M. Sandra spent day at Hilda’s. Jim got haircut and went to Larry Stewart’s. Mary Bangs down in P.M. We all played monopoly in eve.
Sun. Jan. 27
Partly cloudy. Freda, Mayota and I went to church and S. S. Jim and Sandra went to Sun. school. Ev- and Freda went away in P.M. to Litchfield and out to supper.
Mon. Jan. 28
Rained in A.M. Began snowing in late P.M. Freda had party after school for her S. S. class. June Wheeler rushed to St. Mary’s hospital in eve and operated on for appendicitis.
Tues. Jan. 29
About 3 in of snow fell. Winnie Reid and Freda went up to Ruth Wilson’s and Florence Currier’s in P.M. Ev- and Freda went to Capt. Morrell’s in eve.
Wed. Jan. 30
2° above, clear and cold. Mary Bangs called in P.M. Ev- took Mary, Freda and me to Mr. Wilber’s in eve. to training lesson by Miss Thomas of Miss. And Mr. Moore from Augusta. Mr. Moore stayed here over night.
Thurs. Jan 31
Few flakes of snow then nice clear day, milder. Freda entertained Circle here in P.M. Ev- and Freda went up to Denny’s on errand in eve.
Fri. Feb 1st
Nice mild day. Denny Wilson passed away about 4.30 AM. Freda went up a little later with Mr. Herrick. Winnie Reid came up in eve. Ev- and Freda went to ride in eve. Mae Belle’s staying at Murray’s.
Sat. Feb. 2nd
Very mild, cloudy til late P.M. Freda with Mabel in A.M. She came down to supper The Blacks from Mass. came in eve.
Sun. Feb. 3rd
Beautiful day, mild. Herman Wright passed away. We all went to services for Denny at Law’s Funeral Home in Brunswick at 1 P.M. then went to Rockport with the body. Mr. Herrick and Mr. Wilber officiated.
Mon. Feb. 4th
Rainy day. Ev- took me to Gray in morn. Bessie had 2 patients (babies born Sun.)
Tues. Feb. 5th
Wed. Feb. 6th
Nice day. King Geo. VI died. Princess Elizabeth who takes the throne in Africa on 5 mo. Tour. First queen in 51 yrs. (since queen Victoria) June went home from St. Mary’s.
Thurs. Feb. 7th
Few flakes of snow in A.M. mild. Princess Elizabeth arrived in England from Africa.
Fri. Feb. 8th
Beautiful day, mild, 10° above. Mrs. Hunt went home with baby in P.M.
Sat. Feb. 9th
Snowed 4-5 in. during night. Mrs. Traves and baby went home in P.M. Roy Libby took me to Ella’s in late P.M.
Sun. Feb. 10
Nice day. Ella and I went to church with Mrs. Lebeau. Doris came over in P.M. Judy came to dinner. Ev- and Freda came up in eve.
Mon. Feb. 11
Rainy day. Joe came down after me in P.M. to go up there for visit.
Tues. Feb. 12
Cold and heavy winds. Roy took me home in late P.M.
Wed. Feb. 13
12° above, heavy wind part of day. Ev- spent day with us.
Thurs. Feb 14
10° above, windy. Roy took Ella and me to “Corner” in P.M.
Fri. Feb. 15
Fair. Everett, Freda and James came after me in eve.
Sat. Feb. 16
Beautiful day, much milder. Jim went to Falls with Ev- in morn. to see Dr. Spear. Freda and Mae Belle took Sandra and Mayota to Gramp Small’s to spend their vacation. Mae Belle stayed here over night.
Sun. Feb, 17
Snowed all day. Freda, Mae Belle and I went to church. Ev- took her up to Murray’s in P.M. Harry Stewart, Jr. sick with virus pneumonia.
Mon. Feb. 18
Snowed most of day, and winds blew a gale. 22-25 in. of snow in Portland. Cars buried up everywhere on roads and business at a standstill. Freda and I waded down to “Red and White” in P.M.
Tues. Feb. 19
Nice day, most business still dead. Ev- went to work and took Jim to Dr. Spear’s and to C. M. G. at noon to leave Jimmie for tonsil operation. Freda stayed overnight with Olga Kent in Auburn. Funeral services for Margaret Adams (Bowdoin)
Wed. Feb. 20.
Nice day. Ev- and I rode to “Land’s End” in A.M. Jim had his tonsils out. Freda stayed at Olga’s. Winnie Reid spent day with me.
Thurs. Feb 21
Snowed lightly in P.M. and eve. Freda came home late in eve. with Everett.
Fri. Feb. 22
Mostly cloudy, spit snow a little. Ev- and Freda left in morn. for Litch-, Lewiston, etc, then to mill.
Sat. Feb. 23
Partly cloudy, mild. Ev- and Freda left in early morn to go to Boston with Chester, Marian and Gram Small to see “Ice Follies”.
Sun. Feb. 24
Nice day, 10° above. Ev- and Freda got back to Chester’s about 4 A.M. After a few hours sleep they took Gram Small home. Ev- had trouble with his car. Chester went to hospital to get Jimmie. They all came home in late P.M.
Mon. Feb. 25
Partly cloudy. Freda spent P.M. at Murray’s with Mae Belle.
Tues. Feb. 26
Nice day. Sandra and I went to walk over Bailey Is. bridge after school. Mr. Wilber (minister) called in P.M.
Wed. Feb. 27
Cloudy, mild. Ev- brot Mae Belle down in A.M. to spend the day. He and Freda took her home in eve. Roberta McElman came down in P.M. to get help on a suit she was making. Began snowing in eve.
Thurs. Feb. 28
Snowed 1-2 in. during night. Freda spent day at Mae Belle’s. nice day, heavy wind. Ev- took us all to the “Cumberland” in eve. Annie Eastman died in Augusta State hospital.
Fri. Feb. 29
Beautiful day. Winnie Reade, Mrs. Murray and Mae Belle here in P.M. Ev- played in Auburn. Winnie came up in eve.
Sat. Mar. 1st
Cloudy. Mary Bangs called in P.M. Ev- took me to Gray and came back to play at S. Freeport. Funeral services for Annie Eastman at Law’s in Brunswick in P.M.
Sun. Mar. 2nd
Nice day. Ella and I went to church. Jane came down in P.M. also Doris. We went to church in eve. The young people led the service.
Mon. Mar. 3rd
Nice day. Ella and I went up to Lew’s in P.M. Ella went to Easter rehearsal in eve.
Tues. Mar. 4th
Partly cloudy. Ella and I went up to store in P.M.
Wed. Mar. 5th
Snowed most of day, about 7 in. Roy didn’t work. Judy came up with him in A.M.
Thurs. Mar. 6th
Light mist part of P.M. Ella went to Dry Mills in P.M.
Fri. Mar 7th
Cloudy. Julia Currie came down in P.M.
Sat. Mar. 8th
Cloudy all day, light squalls. Judy came in P.M.
Sun. Mar. 9th
Cloudy, light squalls. Ella and I went to church in A.M. and eve. Norman Jordan from Steven’s Mills church was soloist in eve. Arnold and family over in P.M.
Mon. Mar. 10
Mostly cloudy, few flakes of snow. Ella and I went up to Dry Mills in P.M.
Tues. Mar. 11
Snow in morn. then rained hard all day. Doris brot Donnie over to stay while she went to church supper and Arnold went to supper at Grange Hall.
Wed. Mar. 12
First nice clear day since Mar. 3rd. Ella and I went to Portland with Dot, Arnold, Donnie and Mrs. Morrison. We went to prayer meeting.
Thurs. Mar. 13
Mostly cloudy. Ella and I cleaned the kitchen. Bill called to tell us Uncle Howard had a shock.
Fri. Mar. 14
Nice day, cold and windy. Doris took Ella and me to her house for the day. Called to see Bessie in morn.
Sat. Mar. 15
16° above, nice clear day, windy. Judy up in P.M. Mrs. Coskery passed away.
Sun. Mar 16
14° above, partly cloudy, snow flurries. Ella and I went to church in A.M. and eve. Walter Colby preached. Lawrence and Norman Jordan led singing.
Mon. Mar 17
Mostly cloudy, snow flurries in P.M. Ella and I went up to Lew’s in P.M. Ella went to church to Easter rehearsal in eve.
Tues. Mar. 18
Mostly cloudy. Doris and Donnie over in P.M. Harry Brown came down to fix Aunt Hat’s sewing machine.
Wed. Mar. 19
Squally. Ella and I went to Dry Mills in A.M. and to prayer meeting in eve.
Thurs. Mar 20
About 6in. of snow on ground in A.M. – misty and foggy in P.M. and eve. Hazel Libby came after me in A.M. Mrs. Newcomb at Bessie’s. Nonie Dolloff came at noon.
Fri. Mar 21
Mostly cloudy. Nonie Dolloff had baby about 3 A.M.
Sat. Mar. 22
Partly cloudy. Mrs. Edwards from N- Gloucester had baby in early P.M. Charlie out to supper. Esther in Mass.
Sun. Mar. 23
Light rain in P.M. freezing in eve. Alice Newcomb went home in A.M. to Raymond with her uncle, Fred Mason. Doris called in P.M.
Mon. Mar. 24
Dark day, very little snow in eve.
Tues. Mar. 25.
Fair all day. Uncle Howard passed away.
Wed. Mar. 26
Nice day. Roy took day off (sick?) courting Judy. Louise Edwards went home in P.M.
Thurs. Mar. 27
Nice day. Roy Libby took me to Ella’s in A.M.
Fri. Mar. 28
Mostly fair, few snow flakes. Doris took Ella and me to funeral services for Uncle Howard at Dillingham’s then we went to cemetery. Weston Jones of Auburn Nazarene church officiated. Dwight Quint taken to Augusta State hospital. Everett called on us in A.M.
Sat. Mar. 29
Partly cloudy. Dot and Donnie came over in A.M. Ella and I went up to store in P.M. Ella went to choir rehearsal at Mrs. Wass’ in eve.
Sun. Mar. 30
Nice clear day. Ella and I went to church in A.M. and eve. Dot and Arnold took us up to Joe’s in P.M. Arnold towed Roy and Judy home from Freeport.
Mon. Mar. 31
Cloudy. Fire burned out so we washed in dining room. Ella went to rehearsal in church in eve.
Tues. Apr 1st
Showery in P.M. Eva spent day with us. Ella and I went to Dry Mills when Joe came after Eva.
Wed. Apr. 2nd
Rainy day. Judy came up to supper. Ella went to prayer meeting.
Thurs. Apr. 3rd
April showers. Doris and Donnie came after us and took us to her house to dinner and took us to Lewiston in P.M.
Fri. Apr. 4th
Mostly fair. Ella took care of Donnie while Doris spent day in Augusta and Gardiner.
Sat. Apr. 5th
Showery in morn. heavy rain in late P.M. Ella and I went up to store in A.M. Oscar Libby died.
Sun. Apr. 6th
Light showers in morn. cloudy. Ella and I went to church in A.M. and to candlelight service in eve. Called to see Mrs. Webster. Everett and family and Mae Belle came up in P.M. Took me to ride to Portland and round Sebago Lake, home by N. Windham and W. Gray.
Mon. Apr. 7th
Showery in morn, cloudy. Ella and I went to Lew Quint’s in P.M. Ella went to Mrs. Wass’ in eve. with a crowd to celebrate her birthday.
Tues. Apr. 8th
Good day. Ella went to Rosie Bragdon’s funeral services in P.M. Doris brot Donnie over after dinner. Ella and I took him to Dry Mills. Ella went to church supper at White’s Cor. in eve. with Mr. + Mrs. Estes and came home when Dot and Arnold came after Donnie.
Wed. Apr 9th
Fair in P.M. Roy didn’t go to work. Stayed in Gray to buy a battery (?) Ella worked for Mrs. Webster. Roy Libby came after me in eve. Dot Kimble had a 10 lb boy.
Thurs. Apr. 10
Nice day. Heavy frost. Roy was “fired” from Jordan’s in Portland.
Fri. Apr 11
Nice day. Ella finished work for Mrs. Webster.
Sat. Apr 12
Nice day, heavy frost.
Sun. Apr 13
Easter, mostly cloudy. Bessie went to church in A.M. I went in eve. Arnold took me up to Ella’s in P.M.
Mon. Apr. 14
Cold rainy day. Plane crash at Brunswick airport killing five and seriously injuring two of the ten passengers.
Tues Apr. 15
Partly cloudy, heavy wind. Dorothy Kimble and Kevin Michaels went home in early eve. Roy Libby took me to Ella’s after supper.
Wed. Apr. 16
Beautiful day, 60°+ Ella went to prayer meeting. Ev- and Freda came after me in eve. Ronny Small at Ev-‘s
Thurs. Apr. 17
Nice day. Mae Belle went to Brunswick with Mrs. Murray to make out papers for selling her place to Larry Hall at Judge Spinney’s. Freda went to “Circle” in P.M. at Bernard Wilson’s then went to her father’s camp and they came down home with Ev-. Gramp Small stayed over night.
Fri. Apr. 18
Nice warm day. Ev- and Freda moved some more furniture for Mae Belle then she went to Sportsman’s meeting. Senior class of Pennell Institute started for Washington, D. C.
Sat. Apr. 19
Partly cloudy. Ev- took Ronny home in morn. and took Freda and children to Brunswick to take the train for Gardiner to visit Frances and Leo. They went to Litchfield from there and Ev- brought them home after supper. Mae Belle went up home to meet some buyers and had supper at Murrays. $75,000. Fire at Brunswick airport about 1 A.M. in officer’s barracks. One man burned to death.
Sun. Apr. 20
Clear warm day, heavy wind. Ev-, Freda and I went to church. Freda and children went to Sun. school. Perley Odell preached his first sermon. Mayota went up to Winnewisser’s in P.M. Mae Belle went up in P.M. later. Fire started in Durham and spread almost to Brunswick village. Ev- and Freda went up to Topsham heights to see the fire. They went out to ride in eve.
Mon. Apr. 21
Nice day. Ev- having vacation most of this week. Freda and I went to Skilling’s boat yard at Baileys while Ev- worked on boat. Ev- and Freda went to town in eve. Took Mae Belle as far as Currier's.
Tues. Apr. 22
Partly cloudy. Mae Belle went to funeral at church then up to her place and Murray’s for the P.M. and eve. Freda went to parsonage with Douglas to estimate plumbing costs. Winnie Reid and I went to Pamela Doughty’s in P.M. when Ev- went to work on his boat.
Wed. Apr. 23
Showery in night, partly cloudy. Mae Belle spent most of day in Brunswick. Ev- and Freda went out in eve.
Thurs. Apr. 24
Good day, cold. Becky Harris called in the A.M. Mrs. Murray came in early morn. to take Mae Belle to hair dressers then to their farm in Bowdoinham. Ev- and Freda left in A.M. for the day – spent most of time at Litchfield.
Fri. Apr. 25
Began raining in P.M. Ev- worked at Skilling’s boat yard most of the day. Charlie Currier, Sr. committed suicide by shooting in late P.M. Mabel Dawson who had been staying there nights came down here for the night.
Sat. Apr. 26
Rained part of A.M. “Faired off” in P.M. Dr. and Mrs. Bauman from Boston here in P.M. for coffee and lunch. Mae Belle and Mabel Dawson spent the day at Dawson camp then came back for supper and night Earle Larrabee and his new wife and his mother from Florida had supper with us then went to dance at Red Men’s Hall with Ev-, Freda and Mae Belle.
Sun. Apr. 27
Fair. Freda, Mayota, Mae Belle and I went to church. Freda and children went to Sun. school. Ev- took Freda, Mae Belle, Ervin and Edith Wilson to funeral services at Law’s in Brunswick for Charlie Currier then Mae B- went up to Winnewisser’s to supper. We all took Mr. Odell to 5.28 P.M. train then had supper at Mike’s.
Mon. Apr. 28
Rainy day. I went to Susie Houghton’s in the P.M. to see her mother. Mae. B- went up to her house with prospective buyer.
Tues. Apr. 29
Showery in morn, fair at night. Gramp Small and Ed Libby here to dinner. Mae B- went to her place in P.M. and supper at Murray’s.
Wed. Apr. 30
Nice day, cold wind. Freda spent the day with Florence Currier. Mae. B- spent P.M. at Ruth Wilson’s. Freda and I went to store in eve.
Thurs. May 1st
Nice day, cold. Mae B- spent most of day in Brunswick. She took Jimmie to turkey supper then went up to Grover’s while rest of us went to “Drive In” theatre. Freda went to “Circle”’
Fri. May 2nd
Nice day. Freda and I went up to Edith Wilson’s in P.M. with Mary Bangs after dandelions. Ev- played in Auburn. Freda went to parsonage to work in eve. (cold) The Dr. Blacks called to see Mae Belle.
Sat. May 3rd
Partly cloudy, cold. Ev- at Skilling’s boat yard most of day working on his boat. Susan Sackett here to dinner then Freda and all children (and Ev-) went up to Mary Bangs’ to weenie roast for Sun. school. Ev-, Freda and Mae B- went to S. Freeport to dance in eve.
Sun. May 4th
Nice day. Freda and children went to Sun. school. Freda, Mae B-, Mayota and I went to church. Phyllis and Sharon Johnson stayed with Sandra while the rest of us took the Odell’s to station then they took me to Stewart’s for visit and had supper then they went to Litchfield.
Mon. May 5th
Nice day. Winnie and I went down to the Brick House in P.M. Mary Morin came down. Win-, Harry Jr. and I went up to Mrs. Coskery’s place when Mary went home. We went to Falls in eve. to get Margaret at hair dressers and went to Cal’s to get table.
Tues. May 6th
April showers. Gill came to Stewart’s after me in A.M. to spend night at Sue’s. I went to Falls in P.M. when he took Sue to work and called at Ethel Goodwin’s. We went to Frank's in eve. to see Howard’s baby and the whole gang.
Wed. May 7th
Showery. Gill took me to Vera’s in A.M. After Dinner she took me to June’s. Met Winnie at Jen's. Harry came after me in eve. took us to Merton’s and Donald Jasper’s.
Thurs. May 8th
Light showers. Win- and I began papering her kitchen. Harry Jr. took us to see Grace Coombs and Sadie Garland in eve.
Fri. May 9th
Nice day, warmest so far this year. Ev- came after me at noon. Jimmie went on bus ride to
Boston with school. Ev- played at west Bath.
Sat. May 10
Nice day, warmer. Ev- came home at noon. Took Freda back with him, out to supper then to Marr school while he played at pie social for benefit of Ellery Wheeler (sick most of winter with rheumatism). Mae B- went to Morgan’s to spend week-end.
Sun. May 11
Showery. Freda and I went to church. She and children went to Sun. school. Ev- and Freda took me to Libby’s in Gray in early eve.
Mon. May 12
Heavy winds and rain most of day, sun came out in P.M. Doris went to Osteopathic hospital in late A.M.. Had baby girl (Joyce) in P.M. Nina Grant came here in eve.
Tues. May 13
Mostly fair. Gladys and Bessie went to Hazel Leighton’s piano recital in eve. (Polly and Betty played) Gladys stayed over night.
Wed. May 14
Thurs. May 15
Rain in P.M.
Fri. May 16
Showery, thunder and hail in P.M. Charlotte Robinson went home in P.M. Bessie went to Senior class fair in P.M.
Sat. May 17
Mostly cloudy. Esther and Bessie went to E. Gray in A.M. then Esther took me to Ella’s. Doris and Joyce Elaine came from hospital. Ella went home with them for the day. I went over in eve when Arnold brot Ella home.
Sun. May 18
Mostly cloudy, few sprinkles. Arnold brot Ella over to supper.
Mon. May 19
Fair. Doris went to Gray in P.M. Ira down in eve.
Tues. May 20
Partly fair, began raining in eve. Doris and Donnie went to Ella’s. Ira and family came in eve.
Wed. May 21
Thurs. May 22
Mostly cloudy. Doris and Donnie went to Lewiston in A.M.
Fri. May 23
Mostly fair, warmest of the year. Ira’s family down. Doris went to Gray to negro concert. Thunder in P.M.
Sat. May 24
Beautiful day. Doris, Donnie and Mrs. Morrison went to Lewiston in A.M. No potatoes to be found in this vicinity.
Sun. May 25
Showery, Arnold went to church in A.M. Doris, children and I went to Ella’s in P.M. Arnold and I went to Gray to church in eve. to hear colored man sing (Ernest Johnson from Boston).
Mon. May 26
Rainy in A.M. Doris went to city. Took Donnie up to Mrs. Morrison’s. Arnold took me to Ella’s.
Tues. May 27
Beautiful day. Ella and I went up to store in P.M. Judy came to supper.
Wed. May 28
Beautiful day. Roy Libby came up after me in morn. Barbara Caswell had a baby girl. Bessie hurt her shoulder joint.
Thurs. May 29
Light showers. I went to cemetery in P.M. with Ella, Doris and children.
Fri. May 30
Fair most of day. Bessie sick in bed. Esther came to help. Gladys here to dinner.
Sat. May 31
Showery. Bessie in bed. Esther came to work again.
Sun. June 1st
Heavy rain in early morn., dark most of day. Barbara Caswell and baby went home in A.M. Bessie in bed most of day.
Mon. June 2nd
Cleared away in A.M. Roy Libby took me to Ella’s in eve.
Tues. June 3rd
Nice day. Ella and I rode to Corner with Lew and Mattie in P.M. then up to Mrs. Lockhard’s and to Lew’s then down to Alta Foster’s. Came home from there with Doris and children.
Wed. June 4th
Partly cloudy, distant thunder and little rain in late P.M. Ella went to prayer meeting.
Thurs. June 5th
Mostly cloudy. Doris came after us in morn. to take care of children while she and Arnold went to Johnny’s graduation. She brot us home in P.M. Aunt Hat had Dr. Beck come up.
Fri. June 6th
Foggy, few sprinkles , clearing in P.M. Ella went to “Pennell graduation with Roy (Judy’s class) in A.M. Heavy rain in night.
Sat. June 7th
Fair, heavy wind. Ella and I went up to store in P.M.
Sun. June 8th
Nice day. We went to church in A.M. and to church at White’s Corner in eve.
Mon. June 9th
Rain and thunder in early morn. Nice day - 84°. Doris took Ella, Donnie and me to Elliot to see Ernest and Aura. Left Joyce at Marian Sawyer’s at W. Gray. Ella walked up to Joe’s in eve. with telephone message for Jane from Catherine.
Tues. June 10
Mostly fair, distant thunder shower in late P.M. Lew and Mattie came in eve. for haircut.
Wed. June 11
Few sprinkles, cooler. Ella and I went up to store in A.M. Ev- came during noon hour to take me home for the summer. I spent the P.M. at Ruth Tarr’s with Evie.
Thurs. June 12
Light showers. Last week of school. Freda gone most of day soliciting for church supper. Ev- and Freda went away in eve.
Fri. June 13
Nice day. School finished. Gramp Small down. We all took him home in eve. (except Mae Belle)
Sat. June 14
Beautiful day. Walter and Margaret Bur and the Stewart family came down in P.M. and had picnic supper. I went to “Lands End” with them in eve. Mayota and I walked to Bailey’s in P.M. Ev- met us and took us to Orr’s landing to meet Mrs. Wass and young people from Gray Baptist church. Freda helped with church supper.
Sun. June 15
Beautiful day. Ev- and children took Hannah to Vet’s in A.M. to be de-wormed. Freda, Mae B- and I went to church. Leo and family, Don Severy and family and Ben Benson came in P.M. All stayed to lobster supper then grown-ups went out for boat ride. I cleaned up the house. Patty Shea and Judy Harris took care of the three babies.
Mon. June 16
Nice day. Ev-, Freda and I went to vote in “Primaries” in P.M. Mayota brot “Nicky” from Reid's.
Tues. June 17
Cloudy, Thunder shower in eve. Sandra had sore toe she shut in door at Reid’s so we all went to box supper at church but Sandra. (16 there)
Wed. June 18
Beautiful day. Ev- worked at mill in eve. Freda, Jim and Mayota went fishing in eve.
Thurs. June 19
Thunder shower in A.M. Fair in P.M. Ev- and Freda went out in eve.
Fri. June 20
Nice day, cool and windy. Ev- took me to Stewarts in morn. to visit them also Margaret and Walter Bur. Winnie had her kitchen stove moved out she bot of Mrs. Harvey and put in one they bot of Emma Card. Cal helped her father make the change and stayed to supper. Ev- played in Auburn.
Sat. June 21
Nice day. Margaret, Winnie, Marg, Jr. and I walked down to brick house in A.M. then they took me to Falls to go home with Ev-. – He played at S. Freeport.
Sun. June 22
Fair. Freda, Jim, Mayota, Mae B- and I went to church. Philip Rowe and family and Aunt Mary came down in P.M. Left Raymond for visit. Leo and family, Uncle Clifton and several from N.H. called in P.M. Capt. Morrell very sick in hospital.
Mon. June 23
Nice day. Freda and children painted on house. Ev- took us all to “Drive-In” theatre. Left Mae B- at Mrs. Grover’s.
Tues. June 24
Nice day. More painting. Jim and Raymond went to theatre in Brunswick in P.M.
Wed. June 25
Fair, hot. Ev- took me to Alice K’s in morn for visit. Alvoid Skelton beat his wife – Rachael - to death. Clifton Wilson hit a man with truck while working at airport. He died from his injuries.
Thurs. June 26
Heavy thunder shower in late P.M. at Greene and all early eve. at Island. Ev- came to Greene after me in late P.M. Eben Carlson and family and Elsie came down to lobster supper. Two men from Buffalo here for the night. Joyce came to work for us.
Fri. June 27
Nice day. We all went to Brunswick shopping in eve. then to Litch- to take Raymond Rowe home then to Gramp Small’s. Left Mae B- at Mrs. Grover’s
Sat. June 28
Fair. Mr. Brooks from Reading, Mass. came to stay for a month with us while building a cottage and his wife for 2 wks. Freda and Ev- went out in eve.
Sun. June 29
Light showers. Mae B- hired Winston Currier to take her to Rockport. She went to “Evensong” at church with us in eve. Dr. Swisher played. Leo and family here to dinner and supper.
Mon. June 30
Nice day. The Arndt’s arrived for summer.
Tues. July 1st
Beautiful day. Hannah hit by car and killed instantly. Mr. Odell dug her grave and buried her.
Wed. July 2nd
Thurs. July 3rd
Nice day. Miss Elie and party had first dinner here. Mr. and Mrs. Odell to wash. Ev- and Freda went to Litch- in eve. Brot back Granville, and Carol Asker (Bible school teacher) for wk-end.
Fri. July 4th.
Mostly cloudy, very windy, distant thunder shower in P.M. Ev- and Granville worked on boat. Ev- played in Auburn. Judy Harris started washing dishes for Freda.
Sat. July 5th
Nice day. All rooms full. Ev- got Harvey Stilphen to help move Mae B’s trunks and furniture from downstairs room and cleaned it for more roomers. Freda went to S. Freeport with Mr. Stoneman to dance where Everett was playing.
Sun. July 6th
Beautiful day. Carol Asker, Granville and I went to church. Mr. and Mrs. Odell came up in P.M. Don Severy and family came in early morn. Most of them went boating in P.M. Ev- went tuna fishing with Earle Larrabee. Granville and Carol Asker went home when the Severys went. Sandra and Otie went to Severys’ for a few days. Raymond stayed here with Jimmy.
Mon. July 7th
Nice day. Freda went to Board of Director meeting at church and up to Dyer’s store in eve. Milton Earle stayed here over night Everett Blethen passed away also John Prout.
Tues. July 8th
Nice day. Ev- and Freda went up to Roberta McElman’s in eve. to church party for teenagers. Ray and Jim took ride on big boat.
Wed. July 9th
Nice day. Ev- and Freda went to Litch- in eve. Took Jim and Ray to pictures in Brunswick. Kenneth Murray called from Philadelphia.
Thurs. July 10
Nice day. I dropped a stitch in my back. Mr. Brooks went after Dr. Philips in early morn. Ev- stayed home in A.M. He took Ray and Jim to Chester’s at noon for visit.
Fri. July 11
Mostly fair, some fog. I sat up most of day. Della Ordway called in P.M.
Sat. July 12
Mostly fair, some fog. Jim came home from Chester’s with Ev- in P.M. I went on short ride in eve. with Ev- and Freda. Palmer (well driller) cleaned out our well down back of house. Sandra and Mayota went to dentist clinic at Coombs’ on Bailey Is.
Sun. July 13
Fair, hottest so far. Judy Harris and Joyce Currier went out in boat in P.M. with Ev- and children. I took children to church in A.M. Leo and family called in eve. also man and wife from U. S. Gypsum. Ev- and Freda went out in eve.
Mon. July 14
Nice day, hot. House full. Ethel Linscott took Mae B-, the children and me to Bailey’s Is. in P.M. Ev- took children and me to go aboard the “Sunbeam” mission boat for Maine coast in eve. then to church for colored pictures of their work.
Tues. July 15
Nice day. Full house and turned several away. I went to dump and store with Ev- and Freda in eve. Doris went to hospital.
Wed. July 16
Nice day. Jimmy had two teeth out at clinic. Ev-, Freda, Mae B- and I went up to Gramp Small’s in eve.
Thurs. July 17
Fri. July 18
Nice day. Ev- played in Auburn – spent night at Chester’s. Mr. Brooks took us to his cottage.
Sat. July 19
Light rain in early A.M. then faired away. Ev- played at S. Freeport. Mae B- and Ruth Currier went to Bar Harbor.
Sun. July 20
Beautiful day, cooler. Harry Staples and wife called. Hazel, Phil and Lydia Maguire, Bill and Sue, Jim and Sandra, Mr. and Mrs. Brooks went out in boat in P.M. Cliff Kinney and family brot Granville and Gram Small down. She, Gram, stayed here while the rest went out in the boat. Ev-, Freda, Gram Small and I had dinner at Rock Ovens. Mae B- came home from Bar Harbor.
Mon. July 21
Tues. July 22
Partly cloudy. Ev-, Freda and Mr. Brooks took the children, Joyce and Judy to the “World of Mirth” on the Bath road.
Wed. July 23
Beautiful day. Two men from U. S. Gypsum went out in boat with Ev- in eve.
Thurs. July 24
Beautiful day, cooler. Ev- and Freda went out in eve. Gramp Small and Leo called. Doris went home from Osteopathic hospital.
Fri. July 25
Nice day. We all went to Brunswick in eve. Mae B- and kids went to “Pastime” while we shopped.
Sat. July 26
Nice day. Ev- played in eve. Don Severy and family called about 6 P.M. They purchased a lot of land on Bailey ‘s.
Sun. July 27
Light showers in morn. and late P.M. Everett and family, Winnie Reid and I went to Albert Bernier’s in Bowdoin in A.M. to get fox terrier puppy for Jimmie. (Teddy) Ev- and Freda went to Gramp Small’s cottage in early P.M. and in eve. Chester’s family, the Mitchells, Gram Small and Granville, Mrs. Blodgett and her mother from Gardiner came in P.M. Phil Rowe and family called in late P.M.
Mon. July 28
Fair. Mae B- went to Augusta in A.M. and Boston in P.M. for visit. Ev-, Freda and Mrs. Brooks went out in eve.
Tues. July 29
Nice day. Sandra and Mayota spent the day with Gramp Small at his cottage.
Wed. July 30
Nice day, much cooler. Eben and family came down in eve. to go out in boat. Sandra spent the P.M. at Joyce’s.
Thurs. July 31
Foggy, light rain and thunder in late P.M. and eve. Gramp Small came to supper. Mr. Brooks took Ev-, Freda, Gramp Small and me up to his camp in eve. Chester and his family brot down linoleum for the parsonage in eve. The Odell’s and Linscotts called in eve.
Fri. Aug. 1st
Fair. The children and I went to Litch- in eve. when Ev- took Gramp Small home.
Sat. Aug. 2nd
Cloudy. Ev- and Freda went to store in P.M. and to S. Freeport with Mr. and Mrs. Brooks in eve. The four Hughes (Sam) arrived for two weeks. Jimmie went on sail boat races with Tommy Hunter on Admiral Fletcher's boat. Came in third.
Sun. Aug. 3rd
Fair, hot. The Severys and Leo’s family here in P.M. Mr. and Mrs. Brooks left for good in P.M. (Reading, Mass). I was in bed all day (bowell and stomach trouble).
Mon. Aug. 4th
Mostly cloudy. Ev- brot Granny home with him in eve. for few days. Mrs. Abrahamson brot Mae B- home from Mass. sick.
Tues. Aug. 5th
Mostly cloudy, long distant thunder shower in early eve. (More rain than we have had for several weeks. Mrs. Abrahamson went back to Mass. in early A.M. Ev- took me to see Dr. Bailey in Brunswick.
Wed. Aug. 6th
Showery in P.M. Granville took Ev- to work then went to Farm Bureau business in Kennebec Co. with the car.
Thurs. Aug. 7th
Showery in morn. then faired off. Granville working on boat.
Fri. Aug. 8th
Mostly cloudy. Phil Rowe and family here in P.M. (spending wk-end at Gramp Small’s cottage)
Sat. Aug. 9th
Foggy in A.M. then faired away. Ev- and children took me to Ella’s in A.M. then to Osteopathic Hospital in Portland to have my back x-rayed. Phil Rowe’s family here in P.M. Gramp Small, Dr. (Cecil) Dustin and wife came down in P.M. Left Dr. for wk-end. Dick Burill and family here for day and over night.
Sun. Aug. 10
Cloudy, heavy rain and wind in early eve. Mae B- and Ethel Linscott had chicken dinner here then went to Rockport. Dr. Dustin and Granville went to Litch- in P.M. when his wife and Gram and Gramp Small came after them. Leo and family here in P.M. Phil Rowe and family went home after being at Gramp Small’s cottage since Friday.
Mon. Aug. 11
Partly foggy. Ev- stayed at mill in eve.
Tues. Aug. 12
Cloudy, showery in eve. Eben, Jennie Carlson and six of Reynolds family came down to lobster supper to celebrate their sixth wedding anniversary. Music and dancing in the evening (Williams and Perry in the bunch).
Wed. Aug 13
Thunder in early morn. and late P.M. – partly cloudy. Ev- took the children and me to Brunswick “Drive In” in eve.
Thurs. Aug. 14
Nice clear day. Chet, Marian and David came in eve. Ev- and Freda went out in boat. Mr. and Mrs. Murray came.
Fri. Aug. 15
Nice day. All the Stewarts and Ethel Bell came down in P.M. Ev- and Freda went to Brunswick in eve. Ernest Higgins died in Portsmouth hospital.
Sat. Aug 16
Light showers in P.M. and eve. Ev- took the family and Mae B- to “Rock Ovens” to dinner then all except Mae B- went to exhibition of Daily Vacation Bible school (Gertrude Ferris – director).
Sun. Aug. 17
Heavy wind and rain during night, clearing in A.M. Mae B- and I went to church in A.M. Jimmy and Mae B- went in eve. with Mr. Odell to Bailey Is. Everett, Jim, Mr. Murray and Mayota went on boat ride in P.M.
Mon. Aug. 18
Nice day. Funeral services for Ernest Higgins. Ev- took us all to see “Robin Hood”. Left Mae B- at Mrs. Grover’s.
Tues. Aug 19
Nice day. Had “Circle” business meeting here in P.M. Ev- and Freda took Mr. and Mrs. Murray, Mr. and Mrs. Williams from Toronto and Mayota and Jim out boat riding in eve.
Wed. Aug. 20
Nice day. Mae B- and Ruth Currier went to Searsport. Judy Harris got done working here.
Thurs. Aug. 21
Fair. Ev- and Freda took Mr. and Mrs. Murray and Mr. and Mrs. Williams from Toronto to firemen’s lobster stew supper at Red Men’s hall.
Fri. Aug. 22
Fair and cool. Ev- took me to Dr. Bailey in eve. Left Joyce Currier and children at the theatre.
Sat. Aug. 23
Fair and cool. Ev- and Freda went away and spent eve.
Sun. Aug. 24
Nice day. Ray Allen , Vera and family and Clara called in late P.M.
Mon. Aug. 25
Perfect day. Fire at Episcopal church in P.M. Ev- brot home a canary from Joe Goin’s for Sandra’s birthday present. I rode up to Dyer’s stand in eve. with Everett.
Tues. Aug. 26
Beautiful day. Mr. and Mrs. Odell called in eve. Mr. Murray having trouble with ankles swelling.
Wed. Aug. 27
Nice day, much hotter. Johnny, Catherine and family and Ella spent day with us. In late P.M. they went to Georgetown to see Chan and Madelyn Penley and came back after Ella in eve. Freda had birthday party for Sandra (10) 2 P.M. to 4. Don Severy and family here. Hilda brot 4 oldest ones, Phyllis and Sharon Johnson.
Thurs. Aug. 28
Nice day. The Williamses left for home (Toronto). Ev- and Freda went to Litchfield in eve.
Fri. Aug. 29
Nice day. Freda, Ev- and the Murrays went to the P. T. A. lobster stew supper.
Sat. Aug. 30
Beautiful day. Ev- and family went to Freeport and took supper out (somewhere). Ev- and Freda went to Litchfield in eve.
Sun. Aug. 31
Nice day, cool. John and Winnie Reid here to supper. Ev- and family and Mr. and Mrs. Murray went boating in eve. Aunt Hat- sick in bed. The Bisciglias went home.
Mon. Sept. 1st
Cloudy. Ev-, Freda, James and Mae Belle took me to Ella’s in P.M. then went to Portland to get Clara Clara Stevens.
Tues. Sept. 2nd
Rained hard during night, beautiful day. Mrs. Lockhard called in A.M. Dr. Beck up to see Aunt Hat. Mr. and Mrs. Estes called in P.M. Arnold brot Dot and children over in P.M. He came to supper and took them home.
Wed. Sept. 3rd
Light showers at noon, fair in P.M. Lew and Mattie called. Ella went to prayer meeting.
Thurs. Sept. 4th
Nice day. Doris came after me in A.M. and brot me home in eve. Dr. called to see Aunt Hat. Addie Fields came to see her.
Fri. Sept. 5th
Beautiful day. Ella went to Dry Mills in P.M. Julia Currie came down in eve. Roy Libby came after me in eve. Mrs. Dube from Fish Hatchery a patient at Bessie’s
Sat. Sept. 6th
Nice day, few sprinkles in eve.
Sun. Sept. 7th
Nice day, cooler.
Mon. Sept 8th
Nice day, light frost in some locations. Gladys came to supper. Roy Libby having wks. Vacation.
Tues. Sept. 9th
Nice day. Merurie Jasper and Lillian called in eve.
Wed. Sept. 10
Partly cloudy, few sprinkles, much warmer.
Thurs. Sept. 11
Beautiful warm day. Althea Dube went home at noon. Esther kept house in P.M. while Roy, Bessie and I went to Scarboro Downs, “Maine Event”. They took me to Ella’s in eve.
Fri. Sept. 12
Cloudy. Arnold brot Dot and children over in A.M. and came after them at night. They stayed to supper. Mrs. Estes called in A.M. Joe, Eva and Julia Currie called in eve.
Sat. Sept 13
Partly cloudy, very warm. Roy Libby came after me in A.M. Eleanor Lund had baby girl. Joe and Roy moved Aunt Hat down stairs.
Sun. Sept. 14
Nice day. Roy L. took me to Ella’s in A.M. She went to church. Eva stayed with Aunt Hat. The Morrison’s came in P.M. Judy and Roy came in eve. I stayed over night.
Mon. Sept. 15
Cloudy. I went down to Bessie’s when Roy went to work. Doris called to see Eleanor Lund in eve.
Tues. Sept. 16
Beautiful day. Esther over to dinner. She and Charlie came out in eve.
Wed. Sept. 17
Nice day. Roy and Bessie took me to Ella’s in P.M. Patient came in eve. Ella went to prayer meeting.
Thurs. Sept. 18
Mostly fair, few sprinkles in P.M. Went to Bessie’s when Roy Mc- went to work. Mary Estes Charpentier – patient.
Fri. Sept. 19
Very dark and thunder showers all day. Mary Carr came in early morn. Baby born about 10:30 P.M. Gladys came in A.M. (sick in bed) Ellen Searles came in late P.M.
Sat. Sept. 20
Nice day. Ralph Shaw came to see Gladys in eve. a few minutes.
Sun. Sept. 21
Beautiful day. Esther came out to wash in A.M. Mary Charpentier went home in P.M. Dr. Beck sent Ellen Searles to C.M.G. hospital in eve. Lawrence Wagg and family called on Ella in late P.M. Ev- and Freda called in eve.
Mon. Sept. 22
Fair. Roy and Bessie went to New Gloucester on errand. Gladys came to supper.
Tues. Sept. 23
Light showers in the P.M. Gladys went home after supper. Mary Carr went home in eve. Roy L. took me to Ella’s. Judy up to Ella’s for supper.
Wed. Sept. 24
Mostly fair. Ella went to store in P.M.
Thurs. Sept. 25
Mostly fair. Dot and Donnie took Ella and me to Portland shopping. Eva stayed with Aunt Hat.
Fri. Sept. 26
Mostly fair, distant thunder shower in early eve.
Sat. Sept. 27
Beautiful fall day, cooler. Mrs. Bradley and daughter came to “Belvedere” for 10 days. Dr. Beck called to see Aunt Hat. Mrs. Legge called in P.M. Ella went to choir rehearsal at church in eve.
Sun. Sept. 28
Beautiful warm day. Eva stayed with Aunt Hat while Ella went to church. Everett and children took me to ride up thru S. Paris, Buckfield, Canton, Livermore Falls, Turner, Auburn and home to Ella’s.
Mon. Sept. 29
Clear and warm, 80°. Ella and I dug potatoes. Judy Libby started at N. E. Business College. Roy and Dwight Quint went to Lewiston in eve.
Tues. Sept. 30
70°+, warm. Mrs. Lockhard called in A.M. Ella went up to store in morn. with Mrs. Treadwell (on Geo. Quint’s old place)
Wed. Oct. 1st
Beautiful day. Ella took care of Joyce in A.M. while Dot went to dentist’s. Julia Currie down in P.M. Ella went to prayer meeting.
Thurs. Oct. 2nd
Dark and cloudy, rained in eve. Roy L. came to Ella’s after me in eve. ___ Girardin of Danville had 11 lb. girl.
Fri. Oct. 3rd
Dark rainy night.
Sat. Oct 4th
Clear and much cooler. Aunt Edith Small and Ben Benson married.
Sun. Oct. 5th
Fair, warmer. Arnold took me to Ella’s in P.M. to see Len, Catherine and Brett Purvis. Winnie Stewart went into C. M. G.
Mon. Oct. 6th
Fair, warmer. Winnie operated on.
Tues. Oct. 7th
Rain in P.M. Distant thunder. Gladys came to dinner.
Wed. Oct. 8th
Fair. Roy L. took me to Ella’s in P.M. Ella went to prayer meeting.
Thurs. Oct. 9th
Nice day. Ella went to Portland with Joe and Eva in A.M. Ev- and Freda came after me in eve. Alma Johnson boarding at Freda’s while Aunt Edith and Ben Benson went on their honeymoon.
Fri. Oct. 10
Mostly fair. Made 19 mince pies and crusts for 11 squash pies for Sportsman’s Club supper.
Sat. Oct. 11
Nice day. Ev- took me to Stewart’s in morn. I went to C. M. G. in P.M. with Cecil Small, Harry Jr., Margaret, Susie Small and Patty.
Sun. Oct. 12
Nice day. Harry Jr., Margaret and I went to Wheelers’ and Vera’s in P.M. Harry went to hospital in eve.
Mon. Oct. 13
Mostly fair. Mary Morin down in P.M.
Tues. Oct. 14
Mostly fair. Ev- came after me in A.M. Freda, Jim and Mae Belle sick . Dr. Richards son took Mae Belle to Brunswick hospital in eve. Mary Morin had baby boy at Lila Lidback’s.
Wed. Oct. 15
Mostly fair. Ev- came home at noon. Took Mrs. Johnson, Phyllis, Sharon and our three children to Topsham Fair. He and Freda took me to Stewart’s then he took Freda home and went to Fair. Harry Jr. and Margaret went to Fair with May Rideout.
Thurs. Oct. 16
Nice day. I went to C. M. G. in P.M. with Mary Young and Cecil Small. Margaret went to Lila Lidback’s with Lucien and children in P.M. to see Mary.
Fri. Oct. 17
Nice day, cooler
Sat. Oct. 18
Nice day, much colder. Harry went to Falls in A.M. and to hospital in P.M. Harry Jr., Marg- and I went to Center with May Rideout in late P.M. Harry Jr. went to pictures at Fall’s in eve.
Sun. Oct. 19
Nice day, lightning in eve. Harry Sr. and Dot brot Winnie home from C. M. G. in A.M. Cal and family here to dinner. Susie Small and family called in late P.M. May Rideout called in eve.
Mon. Oct. 20
Much colder and windy. Snow in Chicago, N. Y. and parts of New England. May Rideout called in P.M.
Tues. Oct. 21
Nice day, cold.
Wed. Oct. 22
Milder, clear. Vera, Cheryl and Gale here to dinner. June, Jen, Gid, Marian and Lila here in P.M. also Mrs. Weiderman and Laura French. Dot and Mildred and May Rideout, Susie and family called in eve. Also Mrs. Phinney.
Thurs. Oct. 23
Nice day, few sprinkles in morn. Castine’s water supply brot in by navy boat. Only half day’s supply of water in Lisbon Falls reservoir. Rev. and Mrs. Starr and baby called in P.M. also Cecil Small. She took Winnie to see Dr. Spear in eve. Harry and I went. Dr. ordered Winnie to stay at Cal’s. She had blood clot. Cal brot Harry Jr. and me home. Harry Sr. went down to Cal’s to stay over night. Margaret stayed at Mary Young’s over night to go to Halloween party at Brunswick.
Fri. Oct. 24
Nice day. We all went down to see Winnie at Cal’s in eve. I went to see Laura Smith.
Sat. Oct. 25
Nice day, heavy wind. Harry Sr. and Jr. banked the house. May Rideout called in A.M. We all went to see Winnie in eve.
Sun. Oct. 26
Nice day, warmer The children went to church and Sun. school. Harry Sr. and children went to Cal’s in P.M. Stayed to supper. Ev- and Freda came up in eve. after taking Mae Belle to Bath hospital.
Mon. Oct. 27
Few sprinkles in early morn. then fair. Harry Jr., Margaret and I went to see Winnie. In eve. I called at Florence Allen’s on way home.
Tues. Oct. 28
Few sprinkles in morn., mostly cloudy. Harry Jr., Margaret and I went to see Winnie then to see Sue and Bill.
Wed. Oct 29
Heavy wind, few snowflakes here, light snow over most of New England (and eastern states) Children came home from school at noon (teacher’s convention) We went to Cal’s to see Winnie in P.M. I went to see Gram Smith and Maude. Susie Small and children called in eve.
Thurs. Oct. 30
Partly cloudy. We went to see Winnie in P.M.
Fri. Oct. 31
Nice day, warmer. We took Harry Sr. to work then went to see Winnie. Harry and Margaret went to Masquerade Party at Litchfield. Grange Hall in eve. Howard Wagg taken to Togus hospital with polio.
Sat. Nov. 1st
Beautiful warm day. 70°+. Ev- and Jim called at noon. We all went to see Winnie in eve. Harry Jr. and Margaret went to pictures.
Sun. Nov. 2nd
Beautiful warm day, 70°+. Harry and Margaret went to Sun. school. Susie called. We all went over to Vera’s in P.M. then to Cal’s. Harry and children went to Topsham to haul some things for Mrs. Wright up to her farm. I rode home with Susie and children from Cal’s.
Mon. Nov. 3rd
Very light showers. Howard paralyzed to his neck.
Tues. Nov. 4th
Good day. Harry took us all to see Winnie then he took me to the mill to go home with Ev-. Ev-, Freda and I went to vote for Eisenhower (Ikey).
Wed. Nov. 5th
Nice day. Ev- took me to Stewart’s in morn. Dot and Bobby brot Winnie home in P.M. Mary Morin down in eve.
Thurs. Nov. 6th
Showery in A.M. Harry Jr., Margaret and I went to Bill’s in eve. Mary Young up in eve.
Fri. Nov. 7th
Few sprinkles. May Rideout called in A.M. and P.M. Dot came up in P.M.
Sat. Nov. 8th
Nice day. Ev- and family called in A.M. Bertha Rideout and Carl called in late P.M. Charles Howard Allen born at Lila Ridback’s Howard very low.
Sun. Nov. 9th
Began snowing in late P.M. Harry Sr. took Margaret to Sun. school. Cal and boys up in P.M. also Ervin, June and family. And Susie Small. Ev- entered C. M. G. for diabetes treatment.
Mon. Nov. 10
Cloudy, about 2 in. of snow fell Sun. eve. May Rideout in. Mary Morin and Naney down in eve.
Tues. Nov. 11
Cloudy. Howard died near midnight at Togus of polio. Bobby came up on early morn. to tell me. Harry Jr. took me over to Bill’s and Lola’s in P.M. then we went up to Vera’s and June’s. Vera came home from nursing home with Chas- Howard. Susie and family called in late P.M.
Wed. Nov. 12
Fair, cold windy. Viney Brown called. Harry Jr. took me to June’s after school. Mary Young called in P.M.
Thurs. Nov. 13
Nice day. Joe Small shot his first deer. (12 years old) May Rideout called. Harry Jr. and Margaret went to Ctr. in P.M. Thurman, Marian Skelton and Elaine called in eve. Geo- Fowler died suddenly.
Fri. Nov. 14
Beautiful day. May Rideout called. Cecil Small called in P.M. Harry Jr. and Margaret went to Falls to pictures in the eve. and to Cal’s. Sadie Arno died suddenly in the A.M.
Sat. Nov. 15
Nice day. Harry Jr. took me to West Bowdoin church in P.M. to funeral services for Howard. Ella and Doris brot me back to Stew-‘s then took me to Sue’s and Bill’s to spend the night. We went to Frank’s in eve. Cecil took Winnie, Harry Jr. and Margaret to Lewiston in late P.M. to see Dr. Kaye. Ev- was discharged from C.M.G.
Sun. Nov. 16
Dark and light showers. Bill, Sue and I went to cemetery in A.M. We went to Crossman’s undertaking rooms in P.M. then they brot me back to Stewarts’. Dot, Mildred, Anna Karkos and Mrs. Ey and Patty called in P.M.
Mon. Nov. 17
Partly cloudy. Funeral services for Mrs. Arno at church. Ev- and Freda called to show us a deer he shot in Litchfield.
Tues. Nov. 18
Beautiful day. Hilda Coskery and 3 children called in P.M. also June and Doris. Margaret went up to Mary Morin’s to supper. Mary and 2 children brot her home in eve. Mac operated on for appendicitis.
Wed. Nov. 19
Nice day. Mary Rideout called in A.M. Mary Morin in P.M. Harry didn’t go to school so we cleaned the shed. Winnie and children took me over to Bill’s in eve. Cal up in eve.
Thurs. Nov. 20
Cloudy. May Rideout called in A.M. Winnie and children and I went to Jen’s in eve. to call up Cal.
Fri. Nov. 21
Mostly cloudy. May Rideout called in A.M. Winnie and children and I went to Dr. Spears’ in eve. and to Cal’s.
Sat. Nov. 22
Misty. Harry Sr. worked at mill. Margaret sick (sprained ankle, fever, sore throat, etc.) Winnie, children and I went to Mary Young’s in eve. to call Mac’s Dr.
Sun. Nov. 23
Rain and mist. Harry Sr. and Winnie took Margaret to Dr.’s in P.M. Susie Small and family called in A.M. also Cecil Small and Mary Young. Bill and Sue called in P.M. Cal and family came to supper.
Mon. Nov. 24
Nice warm day. Winnie and children went to Dr.’s I went to Ruth Tarr’s. Margaret had bad throat - Harry had worms.
Tues. Nov. 25
Mild, partly cloudy. Cecil Small called in P.M. May and Carl called. Ev- and Freda came up in eve.
Wed. Nov. 26
Warm, mostly cloudy. Mary Young and family called in eve.
Thurs. Nov. 27
Mostly cloudy. 52°+. Cal’s family had Thanksgiving dinner with us. Bill and Sue called in P.M. on way home from dinner at Ellery and Vivian’s.
Fri. Nov. 28
Fair, colder at night. Mary Morin called in eve. also Mary Rideout and Bertha.
Sat. Nov. 29
Nice day, coldest of year. Bill and Sue came after me in eve. to spend the wk-end with them.
Sun. Nov. 30
Fair. Sue and I went over to Frank’s in P.M. Bill and Sue took me home in eve. We called on Viv and Ellery on the way.
Mon. Dec. 1st
Clear and cold. May Rideout called in P.M. Ev- came up to supper and took me home. Freda entered C.M.G. for hemorrhoid operation.
Tues. Dec. 2nd
Mostly cloudy. Freda operated on. Ev- went to hospital in eve. Snowstorm in N.Y. city.
Wed. Dec 3rd
Mild day. I went to Post Office in A.M.
Thurs. Dec. 4th
Nice day. Ev- went to hospital in eve.
Fri. Dec 5th
Warm and cloudy, wind and light rain in eve. Mae Belle went to Brunswick with Ev- in morn. Children, Mae Belle and I went to pictures at church in eve. “King of Kings”
Sat. Dec 6th
Mostly cloudy, few sprinkles. Ev- played at W. Bath. Sandra and I walked to end of Orr’s Is. with Mayota to Sun. school party at her teacher’s house.
Sun. Dec. 7th
Cloudy. Everett brot Freda home from C.M.G. in A.M. Children went to Sun. school. Mae B- went to church. Eben, Jennie and family came down in P.M. Mr. Odell called also Fred Webber. Jim went to Young People’s meeting in eve.
Mon. Dec. 8th
Dark, warm day. Winnie Reade came up in P.M.
Tues. Dec. 9th
Dark and very mild. Rita Reade ordered by Dr. to take complete rest to ward off T.B.
Wed. Dec 10
Mild and dark. Freda went to Harris’ in P.M.. She and Ev- went out in eve.
Thurs. Dec 11
Dark day, light rain in eve. I went to P.O. in A.M. Ev- took family to “Cumberland” in eve.
Fri. Dec. 12
Rain and heavy wind most of day and eve. Freda and Mary Bangs went to Brunswick in eve. Ev- played at dance. Capt Morrill very low at C.M.G.
Sat. Dec. 13
Much Colder and clear. Mae B- went to Gladys Wilson’s with Ev- at 6 A.M. to attend the son’s wedding in P.M. Freda and Sandra went to Falls with Ev-. Took Sandra to Dr. Spears. Found bad tonsils. Jim, Mayota and I went to town on bus. Jim to pictures, Oatie and I shopped. Ev- played in eve.
Sun. Dec. 14
Partly cloudy. Ev- took the family and me to Gramp Small’s in A.M. Left the children and we went to Gardiner to Leo’s for dinner then took them to Gramp Small’s. All of his children and grandchildren (14) went to church with him. Ev- and Freda took Leo’s family back to Gardiner then we came home.
Mon. Dec. 15
Fine, frosty snow most of day. Freda went to Maria Johnson’s in P.M. and to Read’s in eve.
Tues. Dec. 16
Nice day. I went up to Mary Bangs’ in P.M. Freda and Ev- went out in eve.
Wed. Dec. 17
Nice day. I went to Falls with Ev-. Had dinner with Ray and Florence then went to see Lillian Guenther at her new home on High St.
Thurs. Dec. 18
Nice day. Freda and children went to Topsham Grange Hall to party given by U. S. Gypsum Co. with Mary and Bob Bangs in P.M. Freda and Mae Belle went to shower for Albert Doughty’s wife in eve.
Fri. Dec. 19
Nice day. Winnie and Rita Reade up in P.M. Ev-, Freda and I went to Brunswick in eve.
Sat. Dec. 20
Nice day. Freda went to Portland with the McBriartys. Mayota and I went to dump with Ev-. Ev- and Freda went to Leo’s to supper. Helen Sawyer and Jimmie Gilpatrick married in Congs- church.
Sun. Dec. 21
Mostly cloudy. Freda and children went to Sun. school. We all went to church. Ethel Linscott took Mae Belle to Rockport in P.M. and to Airport in Brunswick to evening service. Jim went to Airport with Young People’s group. Ev- and Freda went to Chester’s for supper then to hear “The Litchfield Choirsters”. Harry Brown died (of gray).
Mon. Dec. 22
Cloudy, began snowing in late P.M., windy. Freda went to Capt. Morrel1’s funeral at Law’s in Brunswick in P.M. in Mae Bell’s car. She and Ev- went to U. S. Gypsum in eve. at Topsham Grange Hall. I went to program and tree at church with the children in eve.
Tues. Dec. 23
Heavy wind and rain part of day. Too icy for Mae Belle to leave the house. Freda and Ev- went out in eve. Bessie Libby injured in car accident when she and Hazel were on their way home from Lewiston. (near Danville).
Wed. Dec. 24
Cleared away warm. Ev- came home at noon. He and Freda went out in P.M. We all went to Christmas play at church in eve. then Ev- and Freda went out with “Carolers”.
Thurs. Dec. 25
Nice day. Gramp and Gram Small, Granville, Chester and family, Don Severy and family and Kate Bubier had dinner and supper at our house. Mae Belle had supper at Odell’s
Fri. Dec. 26
Nice mild day. Freda, Sandra, Mayota and I went to walk over by Ferris Lodge in P.M.
Sat. Dec. 27
Mostly fair, snow squall in late P.M. Freda, Jim, Mayota and I walked nearly to Great Is. to meet Everett.
Sun. Dec. 28
Nice day, colder. Freda and girls went to Sun. school. Jim sick. Ev-, Freda and I went to church. Ev-, Freda, Mayota and Mae Belle took me to Gray in P.M. Doris and Donnie over also Judy and Carl Jr.
Mon. Dec. 29
Nice day. Ella and I went up to store in P.M.
Tues. Dec. 30
Snowed very little. Judy came up at supper time.
Wed. Dec. 31
Partly cloudy, cold, 4° above. Viles left Edna here to spend the day while he went to Portland.