Diary of A.L.J. 1965

The work of a curious fellow
   

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

1965

Fri. Jan. 1st

Clear and cold. Mary went up to Susie's to dinner. Had several callers – Faye and children in P.M. The Everard’s in eve.

Sat. Jan. 2nd

Cloudy most of day. Jr. Young and Arleen came in early P.M. and stayed to supper. Dickey Owen (Lura's youngest) fell doing tricks on ice and taken to CMG hospital with skull fracture. Susie and Fay called in eve.

Sun. Jan. 3rd

Fair. Caller’s in P.M. and eve.

Mon. Jan. 4th

Good day. Callers – Everett and Freda up in eve.

Tues. Jan. 5th

Mostly fair – mild. Shirley Harmon and children spent P.M. with us. Several callers in eve.

Wed. Jan 6th

Beautiful day. Bill and Sue called in A.M. Lewis took Mary to Dr. Rock’s office in Lewiston in late P.M. I stayed at Stewart’s.

Thurs. Jan. 7th

Nice day, colder. Evelyn took Mary to CMG in A.M. for cardiogram. Margaret Logan called in P.M. Everett took me home in eve. for 24 hr. “leave”

Fri. Jan. 8th

Dark day, started raining in P.M. Everett, Freda and I ate supper at Sandra's (having our kitchen remodeled). Everett, Freda and I went to town in P.M. shopping, etc. Had supper at “Clare’s” then went up to see Bill and Sue (roads icy). They left me at Mary Young’s. The Everard’s here in eve. Mac Dunn and Lewis went rabbit hunting (got 3). Katherine stayed with Mary.

Sat. Jan. 9th

Rainy in A.M. Callers – Susie spent eve. here while the rest played “Scrabble” at Alberta's. Marlene, Louise, Larry and Holley here in eve. also Bradley. Faye’s family moved to Augusta.

Sun. Jan. 10

Dark day. Louise, Marlene and children called in A.M. Dickey Owen and Lura called in eve. Faye called.

Mon. Jan 11

Cloudy part of day. Callers in P.M. and eve. Harry, Jr. and Winnie called in P.M.


Tues. Jan. 12

Fair, 10° in morn. - 40° during day, heavy wind. I cleaned windows in kitchen. Shirley and children over in P.M. – Margaret and Deano. Several callers in A.M. and eve.

Wed. Jan. 13

Cloudy, several callers. May Everard up in P.M.

Thurs. Jan. 14

Fair. May Everard took Mary to Brunswick in P.M. to see Dr. Bettle. Lewis brot her home after works. Bill came over in eve. to take me to Edith McIver’s to a baby shower for Joan Curtis. Had trouble with car coming home. Charlie Coskery brot me home from his house. Several callers – very cold evening.

Fri. Jan. 15

Nice day -16° in morn. Bill called in A.M. Several callers in P.M. Lura here to supper.

Sat. Jan. 16

8° below zero in morn. 2° below highest during day. Started snowing lightly about noon. Bill came after me to take me to Sue's for wk-end. Buddy Labbe’s car smashed on front part when chain broke Russell McIver was towing it with.

Sun. Jan. 17

Light snow most of day, clearing in P.M. zero in morn. Bill took me back to Young's in P.M. Called in to see Lola. She came home from Augusta hospital about a week ago after a bad ankle break while out sliding. Joe and Shirley called in eve.

Mon. Jan. 18

Mostly cloudy. Callers. Betty, Evelyn and Mary trying to solve one of Mary’s mysteries.

Tues. Jan. 19

Nice day, zero. Mary heard (thru Dwight) that Marlene and children went to his house Mon. morn. to hunt for rooms and a job. Several callers – Grace Small Casey and husband – May Rideout in P.M. Small girls – Everett and Freda in eve. Lewis went to Yarmouth in eve. to see his father and sister Ethel.

Wed. Jan. 20

Snowed nearly all day (about 4 in.) Shirley left Mark and Melodie here while she went to town. Susie, Evelyn, Patty, Alberta and Shirley came in eve. to celebrate Mary’s birthday (45 yrs.).

Thurs. Jan. 21

Nice day. Betty did up Mary’s hair. Lewis took Mary and me up to Harold’s in eve. Susie and Harold’s 47 wedding anniversary.

Fri. Jan. 22

Nice day, 40° in P.M. Lewis and Mac Dunn went rabbit hunting all day. Evelyn took Mary to Parkview in P.M. for blood test. The Everards up in eve.

Sat. Jan. 23

Dark, cloudy day. Faye and two children called at noon. Lewis and Mary went up to Louie Adams’ place to see Marlene and children who were up there for the day.

Sun. Jan. 24

Snowed most of day. 8° - 10° most all day. Sir Winston Churchill died. Lewis washed and took clothes to Falls to laundramat to dry. Bradley called.

Mon. Jan. 25

Partly cloudy, warmer. Brad here to breakfast (on week’s vacation). Margaret, Deano and Winnie here in P.M. Susie, Evelyn, Patty and Shirley here in eve.

Tues. Jan. 26

Nice day, snowed in eve. Brad here to breakfast and most of day. Marlene and children here to lunch and in P.M. Bill and Sue called in P.M. – callers.

Wed. Jan. 27

Mostly fair and mild. Brad here part of day. Callers. Alberta here in eve.

Thurs. Jan. 28

Snow flurries in eve. Brad here part of day. Susie, Evelyn, Patty and children called in P.M.

Fri. Jan. 29

Clear morn. – below zero – soon clouded up. Brad here part of day. Marlene started work at “State House”. Lewis took me home in eve. Freda’s kitchen remodeled.

Sat. Jan. 30

Clear and cold. Ernest over in A.M. He and Mayota came to supper after she finished work at the Library. Freda had caller in eve. Byron Shea had accident.

Sun. Jan. 31

Nice day. Sandi went to Sun. school and church. I went to church. Leo's family came down at noon. Had picnic lunch here. Ernest and Mayota over in P.M. Everett took Freda and Mayota to Meth- church service in eve. and took me back to Young’s to work.

Mon. Feb. 1st

Mostly cloudy. Shirley took Mary to Yarmouth about noon. Horace Huntington and wife called in eve.

Tues. Feb. 2nd

Snowed about 2 in. during night, fair day. Callers. May Everard up in eve. also Winnie and Margaret Stewart.

Wed. Feb. 3rd

Clear and cold, below zero. Callers. Dr. Mendes called to tell Mary she had an appointment at “Peter Bend Brigham Hospital” in Boston for 11 A.M. Sunday.

Thurs. Feb. 4th

nice day, 12° below zero. Evelyn took Mary to Brunswick in A.M. to have her hair cut. Bill and Sue called in P.M. Alberta played “Scrabble” with us in eve. Lewis baby-sat for Shirley. Callers.


Fri. Feb. 5th

Cloudy, 16° below – Began snowing in eve. Eugene, Alberta and Genie called in eve. – callers – Joe Harmon, etc.

Sat. Feb. 6th

Beautiful day. The family all called to see Mary during day. Lewis took her to Everard’s in Topsham. May took them to Yarmouth to Ethel’s. She took them to Helen’s in Eliot to stay over night. Harry, Sr.. brot Winnie over to Mary’s to stay with me overnight (Mary headed for “Peter Bent Brigham” hospital in Boston).

Sun. Feb. 7th

Dark, cloudy day, very mild. Harry, Sr. came up in P.M. Took Winnie and me over to Bill’s (no one home). then we went to Vera's (she and Ray gone) then we called at Sadie Garland's. The Stewarts stayed til 9 P.M. when Lewis came home from Boston. Shirley came over in eve.

Mon. Feb. 8th

Rained hard in A.M. Betty came over. Lewis went to Shirley’s in eve. Everett came up in eve. after taking Freda and Sandra to baby shower on Bath road. Geraldine Webber died in hospital.

Tues. Feb. 9th

Clear and colder. Betty called in P.M. We played “Scrabble”. Joe Harmon called in eve.

Wed. Feb. 10

16° above all day. Began snowing in A.M. – sleet in P.M. Betty over.

Thurs. Feb. 11

Beautiful springlike day. Margaret Logan called in A.M. on her way to Portland with Shirley. Bill came in P.M. and took me to Falls. Called at Stewart’s. Betty called, Alberta called in eve.

Fri. Feb. 12

Sleet and rain part of day. Lewis and Mac Dunn went rabbit hunting (got 3). Betty over several times.

Sat. Feb. 13

Nice day. Harry and Winnie over in P.M. and took me over to Margaret’s to get my hair pin-curled and brot me back to Mary’s. Susie, Evelyn, Joe Harmon and Shirley here in eve.

Sun. Feb. 14

Partly cloudy. Shirley over at noon. Betty called in P.M. also Grace Coombs. 6° above.

Mon. Feb. 15

7° above – very nice day. Shirley took me to her house in P.M. for game of “Scrabble”. Betty called. Shirley, Joe and his mother called on way to school to vote or talk over about joining with 3 other schools to build a new high school. Mary called saying she could come home from Mass.

Tues. Feb. 16

Nice day. Lewis went to Boston with May Everard to bring Mary home from hospital. Margaret brot Winnie over to have dinner with me. Betty and Mary Murphy over in P.M. also Shirley and children. Eugene and Alberta called in P.M. Susie, Evelyn, Nancy, Patty and baby here in eve. also Joe Harmon.

Wed. Feb. 17

Nice day, colder. Shirley took Mary to Dr. Mendes in P.M. and left me at Stewart’s. Then they came back for “Tea”. Arlene Butcher at Winnie’s also Anita Sawyer and her husband. Alberta came in eve. also Everett and Freda. Mrs. Chase died (May Rideout’s mother).

Thurs. Feb. 18

Snowed most of day, soft sloppy snow, squally in eve. No callers.

Fri. Feb. 19

Fair, colder. Harry, Jr. and Winnie came over in A.M. Shirley and children over in P.M. – the Everards up in eve.

Sat. Feb. 20

Nice day, 2° above in morn. Harry, Sr. , Winnie, Margaret and I went to funeral services for Mrs. Chase at Leonard Jepson’s funeral parlors in Richmond. Faye and five children called in P.M. also Everett and Freda on their way to Litchfield. Lewis and Mary took me to Bill’s and Sue’s in eve. for wk-end.

Sun. Feb. 21

Fair. Wm. and family came down to supper. Emil and Verna came in P.M. Sue and I went over to Myrt’s. Bill and Sue took me back to Young’s in eve.

Mon. Feb. 22

Snowed most of day – our biggest one so far - 6-8 in. Betty over. We went up to Harold’s in eve.

Tues. Feb. 23

Clear and cold. Callers in P.M. Shirley took Mary, Lewis and me to Marlene’s in Augusta. Irene Babb very low in Maine Medical Center (Portland).

Wed. Feb. 24

Below zero in morn. Beautiful day. Shirley and children took Mary and me up to Evelyn’s to dinner. Betty over. Bill, Sue and Lola called while we were gone.

Thurs. Feb. 25

Began snowing in A.M. the turned to sleet and rain and heavy wind in P.M. and early eve. Harry, Winnie, Margaret and Deano came over in A.M. Very slippery in eve.

Fri. Feb. 26

Partly cloudy, very mild. Betty over. Everett and Freda came after me to go home (all through work at Young’s). Jim, Sharon and children arrived about 10 P.M. for Windsor Locks, Conn.

Sat. Feb. 27

Fair, colder. Jim and Sharon went to town on “Biz”. Mayota over in A.M. Had supper party. Eben, Jennie Carlson and Lola, Mr. and Mrs. John Herd, Hugh Johnson and Phyllis. Music in eve.

Sun. Feb. 28

Nice day. Freda, Sandra and Richard went to Sun. school. Everett, Freda, Sandi and I went to church at Bailey Is. then we all went to church dinner at our church. They all went out in P.M. (except me). Gramp Small came down in P.M.

Mon. Mar. 1st

Cloudy, 40° - 50° most of day. Jim, Sharon and Sandi went to Brunswick in A.M. to dentist’s Everett and Freda went away after 11 o’clock dinner. Jim and Sharon left for Conn. about 11.45 A.M. Sandi set my hair in P.M. Mayota and Ernest over in eve.

Tues. Mar. 2nd

Nice day. Marion and Estelle Smith took Freda and me to WSCS meeting at Ethel Linscott’s at 9 A.M. (12 there). Mr. Medgarentz called in at meeting. Mayota and Sandi went to town in A.M. Freda stayed with Mrs. Dumont in P.M. while her daughter was on business.

Wed. Mar. 3rd

Warm day. Everett and Freda were away most of day. Ruth Wilson had dinner with me (working for Sandi). Everett took Freda and me to Ash Wed. Lenten service at Bailey Is. (7 there from Bailey’s, 5 from Orrs).

Thurs. Mar. 4th

Nice warm day. Sandra went to Mayota’s in A.M. I ironed and mended for Sandra. Everett and Freda went to town in early P.M.

Fri. Mar. 5th

Cloudy, mild. Everett and I went to Falls in A.M. on “Bank Biz”. Mayota spent day here. She and Ernest here to supper. World Day of Prayer – our church invited to Brunswick Episcopal.

Sat. Mar. 6th

Showery, just a few patches of snow left. Everett and Freda gone part of day to town meeting. Mayota at Library. Ernest here most of P.M. He and Mayota stayed to supper. Freda had company in eve.

Sun. Mar. 7th

Cloudy and dark. Everett, Freda, Sandi and I went to church. Sandi went to Sun. school. Mr. Medgarentz had dinner here. Everett and Freda went out in P.M. and Mayota came to supper.

Mon. Mar. 8th

Mostly cloudy, very mild. Mayota here all day. She and Ernest stayed for supper. Bill and Sue came in P.M. Franklin Rufus Curtis born at St. Mary’s hospital.

Tues. Mar 9th

Cloudy. Granville, Shirley, little Delmar and Gramp Small came down in A.M. Mayota took Sandra to dentist’s in A.M. to have her back teeth out. Everett and Freda went out in eve.

Wed. Mar. 10

Partly cloudy. Mayota spent day here. She and Ernest stayed to supper. Freda and I went to Lenten service at our church.

Thurs. Mar. 11

Nice day. Mayota and Freda took Marion and Estelle Smith to town to see Dr. and go shopping in A.M. Mary Bangs called in P.M. Everett and Freda went out in eve.


Fri. Mar. 12

Nice day, cooler. Mayota here most of day. Everett and Freda went to funeral services in Brunswick for Alice Sylvester in P.M. then they went out to supper.

Sat. Mar. 13

Mostly fair, cold wind. Ernest Mayota and Freda left about 5.30 A.M. for Windsor Locks, Conn for wk-end. Sandra took Mayota’s job at Library in P.M. Someone set fire to Dr. Swisher’s place.

Sun. Mar. 14

Nice day. Everett worked most of day. Gramp Small called in A.M. Spent the day up at his cottage and came down in late P.M. Everett and I went to church at Bailey Is. The folks arrived home from Conn. in P.M. with Sharon and children. Mayota and Ernest stayed for supper.

Mon. Mar. 15

Nice day. Everett and Freda went to town in A.M. for him to have treatment at Dr. Bailey’s. Sharon and children went over to Grampa Hugh's in A.M. Ernest and Mayota called in eve. Card’s place burned at Higgins’ Corner.

Tues. Mar. 16

Nice day. Mayota took Sandi and Sharon to dentist’s to have some more teeth pulled and Sharon had her new upper ones put in. Freda took children over to Grampa Hugh’s for little call after supper. Heard that Lillian Guenther was in hospital with bronchial pneumonia.

Wed. Mar. 17

Nice day. Mayota took Sharon to dentist’s but he didn’t do any dental work for her. Mayota and Freda getting ready for a birthday party for Diana Hillman in eve. She was sick and couldn’t attend but they had the party at Ernest’s and Mayota’s. Ruth Wilson had dinner with us (working for Sandra).

Thurs. Mar. 18

Cloudy. Mayota took Sharon to dentist’s in late P.M. She came over to dinner. Sandra sick with cold.

Fri. Mar. 19

Very light rain and few snow flakes in A.M. – clear and windy in P.M. Everett, Freda and children went to Bath in A.M. Everett took Sharon to dentist’s in late P.M.

Sat. Mar. 20

Started snowing in P.M. Mayota and Ernest here for dinner. Mayota worked at Library in P.M. Everett and Freda went away after dinner and came back in eve. with another car (Dodge). Ernest took Sharon to dentist’s in A.M. (Dr. Legendre). Snowed an inch or two, much heavier in Windsor Locks, Conn. where Jim is.

Sun. Mar. 21

Fair and colder. Freda and Richard went to Sunday school then Everett, Freda, Ernest, Mayota, Richard and I went to Granville’s for the day. After dinner we all went to sap house to see new log house and evaporator, etc. Gramp Small took Ernest and Mayota on a ride then Everett took Gramp Small, little Delmar, Shirley and me on a ride in his new Dodge.


Mon. Mar 22

Cloudy and P.M. and heavy wind. Freda washed most of A.M. for Sandra, Mayota, Sharon and ourselves. They froze on the line – first time in several weeks. Freda went to take care of Mrs. Dumont in P.M. Everett took Sharon to Dr. Legendre in late P.M. Mayota took Arleen to her house to dinner. Everett and Freda went out in eve.

Tues. Mar. 23

Snowed few flakes, cloudy. Granville came to work for Everett. Marion Smith called few minutes (getting up WSCS program for Lenten service Wed. eve.).

Wed. Mar. 24

Clear, cold, windy. Everett took Sharon to dentist in A.M. Freda and children walked over to Mayota’s in A.M. She went out with Everett in late P.M. Freda and I went to Lenten service at our church in eve. (by WSCS) Ruth Wilson here to dinner.

Thurs. Mar. 25

Fair and cool. Ernest and Mayota over in eve. Fire of little consequence up back of Roberta McElman’s place.

Fri. Mar. 26

Began snowing lightly about noon than rain mostly thru P.M. Everett and Freda went out in early eve. for ride. Some of the Purinton family called in early eve. – Bruce, Barbara. The other man who worked on moss plant called in eve. Jimmie arrived about 10 P.M. from Conn.

Sat. Mar. 27

Fair, heavy wind. Everett, Jim, Sharon and Richard went to town in A.M. Mayota took Arleen to the Library with her in P.M. then took her to supper and brot her home in eve. Freda sick in bed all day with sore throat, etc. Everett, Jim, Sharon, Richard and I went to marriage ceremony at West Bowdoin church of Phyllis Labbe and Ernest Rowe. Jimmie traded cars with Ernest Hillman, Sr.

Sun. Mar. 28

Nice day. Sandi and Richard went to Sunday school. Everett and Sandi went to church at Bailey Is. Freda sick in bed most of day. Mayota and Ernest came to dinner. Frances, Clif and Timmie called in P.M. Grass fire near Mrs. Hayward’s on Bailey Is.

Mon. Mar. 29

Very light snowfall. Jim and family started for Conn. about one P.M. Heard of heavy snowfall in Mass. and slippery roads so came back after short ride. Mayota went to Augusta in A.M. Everett and Sandra went to church “Board” meeting in eve. Jim and family went to town in A.M. and got his “Rambler” he got from Ernest Hillman, Sr. Freda in bed most of day.

Tues. Mar. 30

Partly cloudy, cold. Jimmie and family left about 8.30 A.M. for Windsor Locks, Conn. Everett and Freda went to Bath in A.M. Mayota made hurried call in A.M.

Wed. Mar. 31

Clear, cold. Ruth Wilson had dinner with us. Sandi and Mayota went to town shopping. Everett and Freda to supper and to Mayota’s in eve.


Thurs. Apr. 1st

Clear and cool. Mayota over most of day – had hair done – made cinnamon rolls and did her washing. She and Ernest came over in eve. Everett and Freda went to town in P.M.

Fri. Apr. 2nd

Clear and cool. Sandra went to town in A.M. Emerson and Hilda Mitchell down in P.M. Everett and Freda went to town for supper.

Sat. Apr. 3rd

Clear and cool. Everett and Freda went away in P.M. Mayota worked at Library. Mayota sprained her ankle in eve. Alice Norton passed away.

Sun Apr. 4th

Clear and cool. Freda went to church. Sandra and Mayota both unable to attend Sunday school classes.

Mon. Apr. 5th

Nice day. Everett and Freda spent P.M. in town and went to Cundy’s Harbor in eve. Ernest and Mayota over in eve.

Tues. Apr. 6th

Nice day. Freda went to WSCS meeting at Mrs. Hayward’s in A.M. Everett and Freda went to town in eve. Sandi and Mayota went to town in A.M.

Wed. Apr. 7th

Partly cloudy. Freda and Everett went out in P.M. and went to supper later. Mayota took “Willie” to veterinary’s in A.M. for foot that was hurt in some way. Freda went to Lenten service at Orr’s in eve. Ernest and Mayota over in eve. Ruth Wilson had dinner with us.

Thurs. Apr. 8th

Showery most of day. Everett and Freda spent in Portland (at court helping Brian McGowan get a divorce from Sue) then went shopping. Mayota and Ernest called in eve.

Fri. Apr. 9th

Mostly cloudy. Freda went to Mayota’s in A.M. Gramp Small, Statie Allen Philbrook and a friend called in P.M. Everett, Ernest and Mayota went to “Movies” in Portland in eve.

Sat. Apr. 10

Mostly cloudy, warmer 50°-55°. Everett went to Litchfield in morn. to see about work at church at Plains. Everett and Freda and Sandra went to supper at church. I went down after supper to see Joe Harper’s movies of lobstermen at Bailey Island and fishing out of Portland.

Sun. Apr. 11

Partly cloudy. Everett, Freda, Ernest, Mayota and I went to church. Sandra went to Sun. school and church then went with Ernest and Mayota in P.M. Everett and Freda went out in P.M. to get our supper (Italian sandwiches). Terrible tornados thru central northern states.


Mon. Apr. 12

Rainy day (mixed with snow) Mayota and Freda spent the day in Brunswick. Everett went to Dr. Bailey’s for back treatment in A.M. Mayota over in eve. while Everett worked on their hot water system.

Tues. Apr. 13

Cloudy and wet part of day. Mayota took Sandra to dentist’s in A.M. Everett went to Dr. Bailey’s for treatment. Everett, Freda and I went to Mayota’s to supper (boiled dinner) then took a ride to “Land’s End”. Freda went up road calling in P.M. Winnifred Fisher died in nursing home.

Wed. Apr. 14

Nice day. Freda had callers in P.M. Ruth Wilson worked for Sandra and had dinner with us. Weston Burnham called in P.M. Everett and Freda went to town in eve. Mayota had “Kaiser” over in P.M.

Thurs. Apr. 15

Mostly cloudy. Began raining in eve. Freda down to Dumont’s to help take care of Mrs. Dumont a few hours (She came home from hospital this week). Mayota helped her mother here and at Dumont’s. Everett, Freda, Sandra and I went to “Communion” service at Bailey Is. church in eve. Rev. Wentworth served “Communion”. Brian McGowan and Leneler’s (Sue) divorce in paper.

Fri. Apr. 16

Rained in A.M. clear at night. Freda went to Dumont’s three time>

Thurs. Aug. 12

Foggy in A.M., then fair. Richard and I went to town with Mayota and Freda in A.M. to practice parking. They all went to Sue’s and Bill’s (but me) in P.M. to pipe Sue’s water into the house from her new well. They took a picnic supper. Sandi sick but working part of day.

Fri. Aug. 13

Nice day. Mayota, Sharon and Arleen went practice driving in A.M. Mayota stayed to dinner. Mayota and Freda went out in P.M. Mayota and Ernest here to supper. George and Irene Hoffman called in eve. Freda went with Everett in late eve. to Bowdoinham to do some plumbing.

Sat. Aug. 14

Nice day. Everett and Freda went away after an early dinner and came back in late eve. Sandi and Sharon an children went to town in eve. to do laundry (our water very low). Fire on Ragged Island.


Sun. Aug. 15

Nice day – hot in-land. Sharon and children went to Oxford for the day. Everett and Freda took me to Doris's in P.M. Catherine and children there.

Mon. Aug. 16

Hot, heavy thunder shower in P.M. (with quite a supply of rain). Doris, Catherine and I went shopping at the “Mart” (lights went out when another thunder shower struck). We went to CMG to see Vera (ruptured navel). Ray, Gale and Bill came in. Mabel Dearley in hospital very badly hurt in car accident.

Tues. Aug. 17

Cloudy and heavy all day. Judy and boys (David and Darrel) came up in P.M. Geo. and Irene Hoffman had supper at Everett’s.

Wed. Aug. 18

Cloudy, muggy. Catherine, Doris and I went to Shirley Rand’s at Danville Jc. to supper party in eve.

Thurs. Aug. 19

Distant thunder shower about 4 A.M. Thunder shower and heavy rain in P.M. Joyce and Carol left in A.M. for Mt. Blue on a couple days camping trip with a crowd of girls. They went with Betty Morrison. Margaret, Deano, Winnie and Mrs. Phinney came in P.M. We took all kids and went to town in eve.

Fri. Aug. 20

Nice fall day. Catherine, Doris, Stevie, Lori, Kathy and I went to Judy’s at Gray in eve. I called to see Bessie and Roy Libby. Joyce and Carol came from camping trip in late eve.

Sat. Aug. 21

Nice cool day. Mrs. Bishop, Shirley Rand, Catherine, Dot and I went to Coles to supper. I went to Earland's in P.M. Jimmie left west coast in A.M. Mayota, Ernest and Sharon met him at Boston airport. Alfred Darrow of Camden at Everett’s for wk-end.

Sun. Aug. 22

Dark, showery day. We all went to church in morn. and Sunday school. Arnold, Galen, Joyce and Stevie went in eve. Joe and Eva, Roy and family and Laura came up in P.M. Jean Thurston and children came in eve.

Mon. Aug. 23

Cloudy in A.M. – cleared away by noon. Doris, Catherine, Lori, Kathryn and Sylvia brot me home in P.M.

Tues. Aug. 24

Nice day. Freda stayed in bed part of day. I went to Bath with Everett then to Augusta and Litchfield in A.M. Jim and Sharon went to town in P.M. - to Litchfield and Mitchell’s in A.M. and to supper in town and spent eve. out.

Wed. Aug. 25

Partly cloudy. Granville, Shirley and little Delmar came down to dinner. Freda went to town in P.M. Everett and Freda took Sandi out to supper and eve. to celebrate her birthday. Ruth Wilson here to dinner. Kelley Wagg went to hospital.

Thurs. Aug. 26

Cloudy, few sprinkles. Jim and Sharon went to town in A.M. Brian McGowan started insulating our shed to make a wash room for Freda. We had a turkey supper – invited Mayota, Ernest and Sandra. Company in eve. to play accordion.

Fri. Aug. 27

Fair. Freda and Sharon went to town in A.M. and in P.M. Sandra gave me a permanent in P.M. Bill and Sue came down in P.M. Mayota and Ernest called in eve. Kelley Wagg had his foot operated on at CMG.

Sat. Aug. 28

Nice day. Jimmie, Sharon, Richard and Arleen left at 7 A.M. for North Carolina for Jim to attend college at Chapel Hill. Everett, Freda and I went to Bath, Brunswick and down Cundy’s Harbor road. Had noon lunch down there. Everett worked on wash room in P.M. Mayota and Ernest came in morn. to breakfast with Jim and family. Hilda, Emerson and Granville Wayne called in P.M. Distant thunder shower in eve. (some rain).

Sun. Aug. 29

Heavy winds in P.M. (light rain). Freda, Sandra and I went to church. Everett and Freda went away in P.M. Came back in early eve. Sandra painted the laundry room in P.M.

Mon. Aug. 30

Mostly fair, windy, few sprinkles. I went to town with Mayota in morn. She did eight double loads of laundry and dried them then she took me to Lisbon Falls to Mrs. Brunt’s to work for the week. Called at Stewart’s on the way. Heavy frost in some places.

Tues. Aug. 31

Cloudy. Dean Logan operated on for hernia. Winnie and Deano came over in P.M. Kelly Wagg came home from CMG.

Wed. Sept. 1st

First good rainy day for months, heavy winds. Winnie and Bessie Lange called in eve. also Ruth Bowie.

Thurs. Sept. 2nd

Nice day, warmer. Mrs. Brunt walked out doors. He two nieces called to see her in P.M. (from Minot and N.Y.). Bessie Lange called.

Fri. Sept. 3rd

Nice day, warmer. Bessie Lange called at noon. I walked over to Stewart’s in P.M. Margaret and Deano brot me home then I walked down St. Winnie called in late P.M. Dean came home from CMG.

Sat. Sept. 4th

Very nice, warm day. Freda came after me after dinner to take me home. Everett and Freda went to car races. Leo, Frances and boys called in eve.


Sun. Sept. 5th

Beautiful day. Ernest took Mayota and Sandra to Brunswick to take Bus for New York (to hair dresser’s convention and World’s Fair – staying with Harriet Johnson). Everett, Freda and I met Bill and Sue at Cook’s Cor. and went to North Haven for the day to Harvey and Shirley Calderwood’s. They took us around the Island in P.M. I came home with Bill and Sue for a visit.

Mon. Sept. 6th

Nice day. Bill, Sue and I went over to Vera’s in eve.

Tues. Sept. 7th

Nice day. Helen and Alexander Anderson came up to play cribbage in eve. I went to Myrt’s in A.M. Lola up in P.M.

Wed. Sept. 8th

Nice day. I went to Lola’s in A.M. We went to Mary Young’s and Sadie Garland’s in P.M. The town filling in from West Bowdoin corner to Cox’s mill pond and putting in culvert over the brook.

Thurs. Sept. 9th

Nice day. We went to Falls in A.M. – up to Fisher’s in Monmouth (no one home) then to Bobby and Gerry’s in Monmouth and to Nellie Goding’s in Wales in P.M. and to June’s and Vera’s in eve.

Fri. Sept 10

Rain during night and early morn. – clearing in P.M. Bill, Sue and I went to Litchfield fair (took Sadie Garland). Charlie Gilliam, Jimmie Cox and boys played in eve. Warm day and eve.

Sat. Sept. 11

Nice day, cooler. We went to Litchfield Fair (took Sadie) after Bill went to falls to get tire fixed in morn. Ernest and Freda in N.Y. to Fair and to bring Sandra and Mayota home.

Sun. Sept. 12

Good day. Bill went to Falls in a.. to get his tires fixed. Harry Stewart came up in morn. to get me to stay with Winnie. She was taken sick the first of the week with a slight stroke (possibly) then her old back trouble. Angie and Elmer Williams here to supper. Larry, Claudette and baby here in eve. also Cal and Dot.

Mon. Sept. 13

Light showers in P.M. and eve. I went to Brunswick when Harry took Winnie to Dr. Bailey’s in P.M. Margaret working at brush factory in Brunswick.

Tues. Sept. 14

Mostly cloudy. Susie Small, Clara McDonald Billington called in A.M. Dean and Dean-o here for dinner.

Wed. Sept. 15

Dark day, rainy in eve.


Thurs. Sept. 16

Fair. Harry took Winnie to Dr. Bailey’s in Brunswick for treatment in A.M. Dean drove them to Osteopathic hospital in Portland for X-rays in P.M. Deano stayed with me. Everett and Freda came up in eve. also Patty Elwell and two children and Susie Small. Evelyn and Wm’s second baby was born, Gailene Alice.

Fri. Sept. 17

Mostly cloudy. Rev. Brackley called in P.M. Bessie Lange called in eve. also Cal. Harry, Sr. went up to Bill Clark’s in P.M.

Sat. Sept. 18

Nice day. Harry, Sr. took me up to Sue’s in P.M. Bill Called at Stewart’s while I was up there at Sue’s. Bessie Lange, Mrs. McKay, Angie and Elmer Williams called on Winnie in P.M. Dot and Larry’s Baby called in eve. Everett and Freda called on their way to Oxford car races.

Sun. Sept. 19

Dark day. I went to CMG hospital with Bill and Sue to see Wm and Evelyn’s new baby. Harry, Sr. Win- and I went up to Cal’s for supper.

Mon. Sept. 20

Fair, hot - 80°+. I went to bank in A.M. Harry took Winnie to Dr. Bailey’s in A.M. Ethel Gouin called in eve. also Shirley Young Harmon. Edna Pike called in A.M.

Tues. Sept. 21

Hot and fair - 87° - 90°. Mrs. Pike called. Mary and Lewis Young called in eve. Everett and Freda called and took me home for supper for the night.

Wed. Sept. 22

Hot, 90°+. Everett took me back to Stewart’s in early morn. June left Jen and Nettie Allen here while she went shopping in P.M. Mrs. Ranson called in late P.M. Bessie Lange called in eve. also Dot.

Thurs. Sept. 23

Hot - 80°. Winnie had hard day. Carmen B____ called in eve. also Calvin.

Fri. Sept. 24

Cloudy, 80°+. Harry took Winnie to Dr. Bailey’s in A.M. Mrs. McKay called in A.M. and May Rideout. Mrs. Bernard Stein called in P.M. Dot called in eve. Harry, Sr., Margaret and I washed in eve. Everett Freda went to Wesley (in Washington Co.) for wk-end to canoe.

Sat. Sept 25

Rainy in morn. – cleared in P.M. cooler. Winnie had a hard day – vomiting everything she ate, etc. Bill and Sue called in A.M.

Sun. Sept. 26

Beautiful day. Harry went to church. Bessie Lange called in eve. also Dot and Cal. Mrs. Brunt taken to Parkview hospital.

Mon. Sept. 27

Cold and windy. Bessie Lange came in eve. Mrs. Ranson called in P.M. Arleen Butcher called in A.M.

Tues. Sept. 28

Nice day, heavy frost on houses in morn. Winnie invited Dean and Dean-o over to dinner. Freda and Mayota came up in P.M. Mayota took me up to Bill’s and Sue’s for a ride. Mrs. McKay called in P.M. Bessie Lange called in late P.M. and came back in eve. Arleen came about supper time. Larry Hall is at home on 30 day furlough from Cal. Cal and Dot down in eve.

Wed. Sept. 29

Mostly cloudy, warmer. Arleen Butcher called in P.M. Mary Young and May Everard called in eve. Mrs. Pike over in A.M.

Thurs. Sept. 30

Frosty morn. Beautiful day. Arleen Butcher here in P.M. also Clara Billington and her husband. Arleen came in for late supper. Bessie Lange came in eve.

Fri. Oct. 1st

Dark, rainy day. Harry took Winnie to Dr. Bailey’s in A.M. Mrs. Gamache (and friend) Wilfred Morgan’s landlady called in P.M. looking over Elizabeth Lewis’ clothes to take to Curtis’ nursing home for her. Dot called in eve.

Sat. Oct. 2nd

Beautiful day. Dean, Margaret, Deano, Winnie and I went to Portland in A.M. to get a “Belt” for Winnie’s arthritis at Geo. Frye’s. The Logans had dinner with us. Jeanie Dalrymple and children called in P.M. Bill and Sue called in P.M. Arleen Butcher taking four roomers in from Navy Base.

Sun. Oct. 3rd

Showery in P.M. and eve. Arleen Butcher over in eve.

Mon. Oct. 4th

Mostly cloudy, few sprinkles and few snow flakes, windy. Heavy winds and drifts up on Mt. Washington. We went over to Mary Young’s in P.M. Everett and Freda up in eve. Pope Paul from Rome, It. visiting in N.Y. at United Nations and World’s Fair. Social Security checks took a “rise”.

Tues. Oct. 5th

Cold and windy. I went to Della Ordway’s in P.M. while Winnie went to Laura French’s. Dot and Cal here in eve.

Wed. Oct. 6th

Good day. Harry took Winnie to Dr. Bailey’s in A.M. I went along. We went up to “Lamp” Nursing Home in P.M. to see Natalie Smith, Martha Schultz and Alice Webber. then over to Carl Bowie’s in Durham to see Mrs. Brunt – then to Topsham to see the McKays.

Thurs. Oct. 7th

Good day, partly cloudy. We went up to Harold Small’s to see Susie in P.M. (sick with “spot” on one lung) then we went up to Sue’s. Bill working at cemetery. The Chas. Edgecombe place burned (near Stewart’s). Pinette family living there – lost practically everything. Freda went to Rockland to meet Marcia Calderwood.


Fri. Oct. 8th

Dark, rainy day, misty. Harry took me to Laura Smith’s in P.M. (and Carol’s) and came after me in late P.M. Winnie did her first cooking (biscuits and mol. cookies) for six wks. and went over to Grammy Webber’s in P.M. Arleen Butcher was over to supper. Everett, Freda, Cliff Small and Marcia Calderwood from North Haven called in eve. to take me to Bill’s and Sue’s with them. Dot Stewart down in eve.

Sat. Oct. 9th

Nice warm day. Winnie and I went to Lewiston with Bessie Lange in P.M. and to Shaw’s new super market in Auburn.

Sun. Oct. 10

Mostly cloudy, few sprinkles. Harry, Sr. took Winnie and me to Colby nursing home to see Alice Keegan in P.M. then round to Greene to Wm’s. Saw Wm. and Gailene.

Mon. Oct. 11

Partly cloudy, 60°+. Harry took me up to Florence Allen's in P.M. and came after me. He took Winnie and me over to “Kitty-Corner” store to get some of Johnny’s clothing (2nd hand) for Florence Hunt Sheene who was recently burned out. Winnie went to Mrs. Pikes in P.M. Bessie Lange came over in eve. also Dot.

Tues. Oct. 12

Showery in A.M. clearing in P.M. Winnie went to have a permanent in A.M. Harry took us to Bowdoin Center store in P.M. to take some clothing to Florence Sheene then to Mary Young’s (she was laid up with a bad cold) then up to Mrs. Dalrymple’s. Winnie and I went to Arleen Butcher’s to supper.

Wed. Oct. 13

Nice day, Bessie Webber took Winnie to Dr. Bailey’s (I went too) then Bessie came to dinner. Angie and Elmer Williams came in P.M. Bill came down after me to go to their house to go to Topsham Fair with them Thurs. Verna , Larry, Helen and Alexander came to play cribbage in eve.

Thurs. Oct. 14

Good day, cooler. Bill, Sue and I went to Topsham Fair. Took Sadie Garland with us.

Fri. Oct. 15

Foggy and showery. Bill and Sue took me to Stewart’s for the night. Margaret took Winnie and me up to Glenda Logan's in P.M. when she went after Deano. Bessie Lange came in eve.

Sat. Oct. 16

Fair, windy. Harry and Winnie took me home to Orrs Is. in P.M. after being at their house for nearly five weeks. Freda took Winnie and me over to see Mayota’s house. Estelle Smith called in in P.M.

Sun. Oct. 17

Nice day. Everett, Freda and I went to church at Bailey Is. in morn. We went up to Oxford car races in P.M.


Mon. Oct. 18

Fair. Freda and down St. in A.M. and up to Granville’s in P.M. and to Monmouth to see the house he and Shirley bot to renovate. Mayota went to Portland “Hair dresser’s convention” with Sandi and bot Mayota a wig.

Tues. Oct. 19

Nice day. Sandi “set” my hair in A.M. Mayota over all day making dining room curtains. Ernest came over to supper with us also Sandi. Mayota took me to “Land’s End” in eve. then to her house for short visit.

Wed. Oct. 20

Nice day, 71° Ruth Wilson had dinner with us (working for Sandi). Granville here for dinner. Freda went out in A.M. Mayota over (getting ready for a party) with her new “wig”.

Thurs. Oct. 21

Nice, sunny, warm day. Mayota came over to dinner and did up the dishes so Freda and I could go shopping in Brunswick. Winnie called up in eve. to tell me Mrs. Brunt had passed away and that Herb Adams and Lidabelle had been hurt seriously in car accident (at Parkview). Nettie Allen visiting at Stewart’s.

Fri. Oct. 22

Few sprinkles during the day, colder. Everett and his crew (Granville and Brian McGowan) worked up at Freddie Weeks’. Freda went up with Everett. They came home at noon. Everett had a bad cold.

Sat. Oct. 23

Rain during night – dark, wet day. Everett went to Litchfield to finish work at Freddie Weeks’. Freda went with him. They went out in eve.

Sun. Oct. 24

Mostly cloudy, light showers in late P.M. Sandi took charge of the Sunday school at the Bailey Is. church. Everett, Freda and I went to Litchfield Plains church at 9 A.M. service then we went to Doris’ at Danville to take two chairs to Kathryn and Sylvia (no one home) then went to Fish Hatchery at Gray by Poland Spring road then to see Joe and Eva – after having dinner at Cole Farm – then up thru N. Gray, Raymond, Poland and Oxford and home by Lewiston and Auburn. Everett and Freda had a “hymn sing” here in eve. Gramp Small, Chester and family, Orrs and Bailey Is. people (25-30). Mr. Medzarentz had his last Sun. church service here on the Islands.

Mon. Oct. 25

Colder and windy, fair. I went to Bailey Is. with Freda on errands in A.M. Freda went to town with Ethel Linscott and David Johnson, Jr. in P.M.

Tues. Oct. 26

Nice day. Shirley and Delmar, Jr came down with Granville in morn. Shirley and Freda went to Lewiston, etc. shopping all day. Delmar stayed here with Mayota and me. They all stayed here to supper. Ernest came to supper. He and Mayota stayed for evening. He is studying “Plumbing” with Sandi as teacher.


Wed. Oct. 27

Squally, light rain by spells. Quite a snow squall in Brunswick and inland. Ruth Wilson had dinner with us (working for Sandi). Freda went to town in A.M. She went with Everett in P.M. to look at a plumbing job. Ernest and Mayota over in eve.

Thurs. Oct. 28

Colder in P.M. – partly cloudy – few flakes of snow and hail in P.M. Freda went to town in A.M. and to Smith’s. Freda and I went to WSCS meeting at Bailey Is. church in eve. I went to store and to Susie Houghton’s in P.M.

Fri. Oct. 29

Ground covered with snow in morn. windy and cold. Sandi picked her last rose buds in P.M. Freda and Everett went to town in P.M. – out to supper. Sandi “set” my hair.

Sat. Oct. 30

Fair, warmer. Gramp Small called in P.M. Freda and Sandi went up to Litchfield Plains church to Halloween party in eve. Turned our clocks back to standard time.

Sun. Oct. 31

Light rain in morn. – cloudy. I went to church. Mr. Drew preached. Everett and Freda went out in P.M. Winnie and Harry came down. Ernest over in P.M.

Mon. Nov. 1st

Mostly fair, heavy wind. I went to Brunswick in P.M. with Freda. Alva York came in eve. to adjust our TV. Mayota working for Frances Johnson home from operation at hospital.

Tues. Nov. 2nd

Sprinkle of snow during night, coldest so far, windy. I went with Freda to WSCS meeting at Marion Hayward’s at 9 A.M. Marion Smith went down with us. Sandi used a tape recorder on Bible stories for part of program. Ernest and Mayota over in eve. Granville not working rest of the week.

Wed. Nov. 3rd

Nice day, warmer. Everett and Freda went to town in A.M. Ruth Wilson had dinner with us (working at Sandi’s).

Thurs. Nov. 4th

Fair and heavy winds, 64°. Several bad fires in this part of the state. Everett and Freda were away all day. Came back in early eve. Ernest and Mayota over in eve.

Fri. Nov. 5th

Nice day. Freda took care of David Johnson, Jr. while Mayota went to town. after dinner she took him home for his nap. Everett and Freda went out in eve.

Sat. Nov. 6th

Partly cloudy, very mild 50° - 60°. Freda went to town in A.M. and out to a meeting in P.M. Sandi and I went to “Cumberland Theater” in eve. – Love and Kisses with Ricky Nelson, Jack Kelly, etc.


Sun. Nov. 7th

Light rain in P.M. Everett left in A.M. for his annual hunting trip to Wesley, Maine (Washington county). I went to church (Mr. Drew speaker). Bill and Sue came down after me in P.M. to make them a visit.

Mon. Nov. 8th

Dark day, few sprinkles in P.M. Bill went over to Howard Goss’s in P.M. Sue and I went to Falls with him in P.M. Bill, Sue and I went over to Vera’s in eve. (she was gone).

Tues. Nov. 9th

Fair, cooler. We went to Sabattus in P.M. – down by Litchfield Cor. to see Phyllis Rowe (not home) then to Mary Young’s (no one at home – Mary in CMG hospital) then we called to see Sadie Garland. We went to Sheppard’s in eve. Electric power went off in N.Y. – Penn – Mass – N.J. and 4 others and part of Canada about 5.30 P.M.

Wed. Nov 10

17° above, nice day. I went to Myrt’s in A.M. We went up to cemetery up by Erlon Ricker’s place in Litchfield Cor. With Bert and Myrtle Sheppard in P.M.

Thurs. Nov 11

Few sprinkles in P.M. and eve. Sue sick. Harvey and Shirley Calderwood called in P.M. Bill and I went down to Stewart’s in late P.M. Alexander Anderson came up in eve. to play cribbage.

Fri. Nov. 12

Dark, cloudy day, mild. Bill, Sue and I went to Lewiston in P.M. to foot Dr.’s and to Aunt Belle’s The Calderwoods came back to Sue’s for the night. Bill and Harvey took me to Mary Young’s in late P.M. to stay while Lewis went to Cornville hunting for a week.

Sat. Nov. 13

Heavy rain nearly all day, first big rain for month’s Faye and children called also Alberta and Shirley with baby. May Everard came up in P.M. and took us over to cemetery. Susie Small taken to CMG hospital by ambulance in P.M.

Sun. Nov. 14

Nice day. Faye took Mary and me to church. Joe brot us home. Evelyn called in P.M. also Bradley and his wife Evelyn and 3 of 4 others. Grace Coombs spent P.M. with us. Shirley and Joe and children came in eve.

Mon. Nov. 15

Good day. Betty small called also Faye, Alberta, Shirley, Winnie and Harry and Deano Stewart. Mary and I went to CMG to see Susie in eve. with Alberta. Susie in hospital for examination. Gene, Jr. staying at Mary’s mornings and after school in P.M.

Tues. Nov. 16

Snow in early morn. the rain. Shirley and children called also Evelyn and Patty. Bradley and

Evelyn called in P.M. Gertrude Rowe at CMG with heart attack.


Wed. Nov. 17

Mild, showery and black, thunder. Faye, Patty, Evelyn, May Rideout, Bill and Sue and Jr. Small's family called during day also Betty Small (Jr. and family moving to Harold’s from S. Carolina). Susie came home from CMG in P.M. May Everard and Mrs. Cunningham came up in eve. Few flakes of snow in eve.

Thurs. Nov. 18

Windy, squally and much colder. Patty, Evelyn, Jr.’s 3 children, Betty Small, Marlene and her two children called in A.M. Shirley and her two took Mary and me up to Susie’s in A.M. Marlene went calling then took Mary and me up to call on Tillie Coombs while she went to Faye’s. Brad, his wife and 2 children here to supper. Faye called in eve.

Fri. Nov. 19

Nice day. Evelyn called in A.M. and Betty Small. Shirley and children over to dinner. Lewis and Mac Dunn came home from hunting trip to Cornville in P.M. Brad and family called in late P.M. Jr. and Ethel, etc. called in eve.

Sat. Nov. 20

Partly cloudy. Lewis took me over to Sue’s in morn. to stay a few days. Bill went to Falls in P.M.

Sun. Nov. 21

Light snow fall during night – misty, foggy day. We went to church in A.M. and up to Greene to Wm’s in P.M.

Mon. Nov. 22

Dark, misty day, mild. Bill, Sue, Joan and I went to Falls in A.M. Bill, Sue and I went over to June’s, Doris’s and Vera’s in P.M. (car trouble – apparently a broken spring).

Tues. Nov. 23

Misty, light rain and few snow flakes. Lisbon Falls fire department came to Sue’s about noon hunting for fire at Wagg’s. I went to Lola’s and Myrt’s in A.M. Freda came up after me in P.M.

Wed. Nov. 24

Mostly cloudy, clearing late in day. Freda and Mayota went to town in A.M. Ruth Wilson here to dinner (working for Sandra) Everett, Freda and I went to town in eve. Mayota had dinner with us.

Thurs. Nov. 25

Good day. Mayota and Ernest had dinner with us and left for the camp at Aurora hunting for wk-end. Gramp Small had dinner with us then Sandra, Gramp Small and I went to Rockport for a ride with Everett and Freda. Everett went hunting in early morn.

Fri. Nov. 26

Light rain during night. – nice warm day. I walked to post office in P.M. then Freda and I went with Everett to Granville’s then to Leo’s to fix his pump. We stayed to supper at Leo’s. Sandra set my hair in A.M.

Sat. Nov. 27

Heavy rain most of day, snow in northern part of state. Everett went hunting in Litchfield then he and Freda went to town. Had supper out. Sandra tended Library in P.M. Susie Houghton away for wk-end.

Sun. Nov. 28

Nice day. Everett, Freda and I went to Litchfield Plains church. They were taken in as members (by letter from Orr’s Is. Methodist).

Mon. Nov. 29

A little snow during night and early morn. – colder in P.M. Freda and Mayota went to town in P.M. Earland Morrison started work for “Soil Conservation Service” for the Auburn office.

Tues. Nov. 30

Nice day - 30°. Mayota did her washing here in morn. and stayed to dinner. Everett and Freda went away in P.M. and came home in evening. Harriett Johnson called from N.Y.

Wed. Dec. 1st

Nice day, colder. Freda and Sandra spent most of day at Portland. Ruth Wilson worked at Sandra’s.

Thurs. Dec. 2nd

Mostly fair, mild. Freda went to Litchfield in A.M. – Grampa Small’s birthday (79). I rode to Bath and Brunswick with Everett in P.M. Freda went to girls club meeting in Portland in eve.

Fri. Dec. 3rd

Mostly fair, very mild. I went to Brunswick in late P.M. with Everett. Everett went hunting in A.M. at Litchfield.

Sat. Dec. 4th

Rainy in A.M. Everett went hunting in Litchfield. He took Freda and Mayota along to paper rooms for Gertrude Rowe (She’s in CMG with heart trouble). Sandra and I went to Christmas sale at church in P.M. “Gemini” 7 was launched at 2.30 P.M. Working on road up by Orrs – Great Is. bridge.

Sun. Dec. 5th

Nice day, mild. Freda went to Litchfield to church. I went down here. Sandi went to Portland in P.M. to “wig” demon.

Mon. Dec. 6th

Very light snowfall in A.M. – dark and cloudy P.M. Everett and Freda went to Litchfield. Sandi went away part of day. She set my hair in P.M. Gertrude Rowe home from CMG where she went Nov. 15 for heart attack.

Tues. Dec. 7th

Nice day. Freda and I went to WSCS meeting in our church in A.M. Mrs. Sylvester of Brunswick showed slides of her travels thru this country, Hawaii and several foreign countries. I went shopping in eve. with Mayota in Brunswick while Ernest was taking “plumber” lessons from Sandra.

Wed. Dec. 8th

Partly cloudy. Ruth Wilson had dinner here (working for Sandi), Mayota here to dinner. Everett, Freda and Mayota went to town in P.M. Orrs Island bridge closed part of each day while they are enlarging the cut through the stone.


Thurs. Dec. 9th

Partly cloudy. Mayota came to wash clothes in early morn. Freda went to Litchfield and shopping in P.M.

Fri. Dec. 10

Mostly fair, mild. Everett took me over to Mayota’s after dinner to help her recover a chair. Ernest and Mayota brot me home after supper when they went shopping.

Sat. Dec. 11

Partly cloudy. Everett went roaming in P.M. Freda and I watched football game in Florida - U of M against East Northern Carolina. Maine 0 to N.C. 31. Gov. Reed attended.

Sun. Dec. 12

Mostly cloudy, colder. Everett and Freda went to church in Litchfield. I went down here. Everett, Freda and I went to Merrill Kimball’s fur house in Waterford in P.M. and had supper at “Claire’s” in Brunswick on way home. Ernest and Mayota called in eve. Sandi took Phyllis Johnson to Mechanic Falls where she is teaching.

Mon. Dec. 13

Snowed 5 or 6 in. – first snow of any consequence – then rained in P.M. Freda and Mayota went to town in A.M. Had dinner there. Everett took Freda to Portland in P.M. to take 5 P.M. bus for N. Carolina.

Tues. Dec. 14

Frozen mist fell most of day. Everett went to Bath in P.M. Ernest over for plumbing lesson in eve.

Wed. Dec. 15

Dark and light snowfall most of A.M. Ruth Wilson worked at Sandi’s. I went to town with Everett in eve. Sandi went to Bath “Y” for “Ballet” exercises in eve. Sandi invited Ernest and me to supper.

Thurs. Dec. 16

Dark day, few snow flakes. Everett and Brian McGowan finished tearing off our long front piazza and burning it up (except a few little pieces). Mild weather.

Fri. Dec. 17

Dark, cloudy day, mild. Sandi went to town in P.M. Everett went to town in eve. Clara West in CMG hospital – been there a month – diabetes and other ailments.

Sat. Dec. 18

Mostly clear and sunny. Sandra went to town in P.M. also Everett. Bill and Sue came in early P.M. Gramp Small and Elsie Libby came in P.M. also Chester and Marian.

Sun. Dec. 19

Sunny in morn. snow squalls in P.M. and eve. Everett went to church at Litchfield. Sandi and I went to our church. Mayota and Ernest called in A.M. and P.M.

Mon. Dec. 20

Clear, cold day. Sandi “set” my hair in P.M. Everett, Otie, Ernest and I went to town in eve.


Tues. Dec. 21

Nice day, a little milder. Everett and Brian worked up in Litchfield. Mayota came over to wash in early morn. Everett and I went over Mayota’s to supper. Sandi went to town in eve. Mr. Van Order passed away while on his way to post office.

Wed. Dec. 22

Nice mild day. I went down to Marion and Estelle Smith’s in morn. Sandi went to town in A.M. to have her hair done. Everett town in P.M. then I went to take Everett and Sandi to 5 P.M. Bus with Mayota (for Chapel Hill, N. Car.). Ruth Wilson worked for Sandi. I went to Mayota’s for supper and to stay the night till Everett gets home from N. Car.

Thurs. Dec. 23

Cloudy in morn. then fair and mild. Mayota and I worked over home lining Freda’s cupboards in A.M. Granville called in at Mayota’s in late P.M. to get table Freda had borrowed from Shirley.

Fri. Dec. 24

Very mild, a little clear sky then heavy rain showers in P.M. Ernest, Mayota and I went to town in A.M. to have our and Ernest’s car put in condition for winter at Bodwell’s. Had dinner at Claire’s. I cooked at home in P.M.

Sat. Dec. 25

Mild, rainy P.M. We went to Hillman’s II to their coffee and tree and then to our tree at Mayota’s. Faye and Walter Steinman there part of day. I went over home in P.M. Ernest and Mayota went to town to theatre in eve. Everett Goss passed away (58 yrs.).

Sun. Dec. 26

2-3 in. of snow during night, colder and windy. Ernest, Mayota and I went to church. Sharon had a baby girl, Amy Ellen about 9.56 A.M. Jim called me in P.M. I was over home getting ready for Everett and Freda to arrive. Everett and Freda left Chapel Hill in P.M. for Maine. Ernest and Mayota went out to supper and for evening.

Mon. Dec. 27

Fair. Mayota and I went to Portland to meet Everett and Freda on 8.40 A.M. Bus from N. Carolina.

Tues. Dec. 28

Mostly fair. Everett and Freda went to Litchfield in A.M. Mayota came over to have dinner with me.

Wed. Dec. 29

Cloudy. Everett worked in Litchfield all day. Mayota took Freda to town with her in A.M. Had dinner out.

Thurs. Dec. 30

Cloudy. Everett and Freda went to Falls in P.M. Ernest and Mayota called in eve.

Fri. Dec. 31

Very mild, partly cloudy. Mayota over to do her hair at “salon”. Bill and Sue came down in P.M. I watched the old year out (at “Times Square”, N.Y.) with Guy Lombardo’s band.

   
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