Diary of Alice L. Jones
Sat. Jan. 1
Ben took Mamma down to Townsend's. Ella & I had our first sleigh ride in Ben’s new sleigh. Went down after Mamma.
Sun. Jan. 2
Mamma went to church. Mr. & Mrs. Carpenter over in P.M. Ben & I met Mrs. Wilcox at Purinton's Corner in P.M. to see about her lumber.
Mon. Jan. 3
Snow storm. Cleared off in P.M. Jim went to the Falls. Heard about Walter Grover being crazy.
Tues. Jan. 4
Coldest weather of the season. I took Ben to the Falls in P.M. very few out.
Wed. Jan. 5
Evelyn Bard swallowed a needle. Ben went to Madison. Snowed in P.M.
Thurs. Jan. 6
Showery all day. Walter & Br Bobby over here sawing wood. Mr. Carpenter and Mr. Decovin here in P.M. Rained hard in P.M. Had telephone from Madison.
Fri. Jan. 7
Still raining. Ella & I went out for a sleigh ride in P.M. Ben tel. from Madison. We all went over to Mr. Carpenter’s in Eve. Cleared off in P.M.
Sat. Jan. 8
Walter & Bobby sawed wood here. Papa went to the Falls. Ben tel. from Leed’s Junction. Went after him at 5.45 P.M.
Sun. Jan. 9
Jim took Ma to church. Ben & I went over to Mr. Wilcox’s sister’s in morning to look over her lumber lot. Lester & Wallace were down in P.M.
Mon. Jan. 10
Walter Rideout came over to cut wood. Llewelyn Larabee called in A.M. Papa went to the Falls with wood.
Tues. Jan. 11
Papa went to the Falls. Papa & Billy went up to Leighton’s in P.M. L. Larabee called in P.M.
Wed. Jan. 12
Papa took the pig up to Leighton’s. Papa went to the Falls.
Thurs. Jan. 13
Ben took Ella & me to ride to Purington’s Cor. Took Ma to ride later. Mr. Carpenter sold his farm to Mr. Lapointe. Papa went to the Falls.
Fri. Jan. 14
Mr. & Mrs. Car. went to Lewiston to do the writings. Papa & Jim went to the Falls. Jim went over to Mr. C.’s.
Sat. Jan. 15
Papa went to the Falls. Ben went to Lewiston in P.M. Pa & Bill went over to Mr. C’s in Eve.
Sun. Jan. 16
Papa went up to Llewelyn’s to look at Bob. I came home with him in P.M. Ben & I went fox hunting in A.M. Saw my first fox running on the pond. Ma, Ella, & I went over to Mr. C’s in P.M. Lapointe’s folks moved in.
Mon. Jan. 17
Ben & I went fox hunting on the pond. L. Larabee came down and stayed to supper. Ben, Ella, & I went riding in the Eve. Papa went to Falls.
Tues. Jan. 18
Rained hard nearly all day. Mabel Keay sick. No school all the week Leighton came down and killed our hog. Papa and ? took old red cow and “Leeman” piggy up to Litchfield Cor. and brought back, “Bob”. Jim & Billy went up to Lester’s in Eve.
Wed. Jan. 19
Mrs. Carp. Came in in A.M. Went away on 1.03 P.M. Papa & Jim went to the Falls. Ben went to Lewiston. Walter was over in P.M.
Thurs. Jan. 20
Bill went to Steven’s. Ben & I went over to Jordan’s in A.M. Ben & Bill rode round the neighborhood after dinner. Papa went over to Rob Rideout's in P.M. to get oxen shod.
Fri. Jan. 21
Mrs. Decovin was down in P.M. Wallace R. down in P.M. Very warm.
Sat. Jan. 22
Rained pouring. Jim caught three skunks.
Sun. Jan. 23
Papa took Ben & I to the Falls in P.M. Came to Lewiston on 5 P.M. car. Stopped at the Exchange Hotel etc.
Mon. Jan 24
Sick with sciatic rheumatism for four weeks. Had Dr. from 2 to 5 times a day. Folks up to see me every Sun.
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Feb 19 Sat.
Feeling quite a good deal better. Sat up but had bad pain in my side.
Sun Feb. 20
Ben went down home. Beautiful day. Was dressed for first time. Went down to Waiting Room to meet Ben in P.M. with Maude & Earle.
Mon. Feb. 21
Doc came in in the A.M. a jiffy. Ben & I came home in P.M. Papa came after us. Florence came down to supper and stayed all night.
Tues. Feb. 22
Papa & Jim went to the Falls. Snowed in P.M. Papa hurt his knee. Walter was over.
Wed. Feb. 23
Ben & Walter went fox hunting. Squally in P.M.
Thurs. Feb. 24
Papa went to the Falls. Jim, Mamma & Ella went in P.M. Ben went fox hunting. Walter & Charlie Lapoint came over in evening.
Fri. Feb. 25
Papa & Jim went to the Falls. Ben went over to Richmond. Douglas was here. Ella went up to school. Mabel & Helen were up for last day exercises.
Sat. Feb. 26
Papa & Jim went to Falls. Ben went down in P.M.
Sun. Feb. 27
Papa & Bill went up in Litchfield to Jordan’s. Ben, Ella & I went up to Adams'. I weighed 107 – Ella – 100 ½ - Ben 214 ½ lbs. Rainy in P.M. Jim went over to Rideout’s. Walter came back home with him.
Mon. Feb. 28
Jim & Papa went to the Falls. Rainy in P.M. Mrs. Jake Lewis operated on for appendicitis.
Tues. Mar. 1
Very rainy. Walter came over in P.M. Jim & Bill went up to Lester’s in Eve.
Wed. Mar. 2
Jim went to the Falls. Mamma, Ben & I went up to Adams'. Wallace was down in P.M.
Thurs. Mar. 3
Papa & Jim went to the Falls. Ben went down with Mr. Adams. Mrs. Pratt here calling. Walter & Charlie over in P.M. Ben was up to Doc's and up to Maud's.
Fri. Mar. 4
Papa & Jim went to Falls in A.M. and up to Collum’s shingle mill in P.M. Bert Jordan was here in A.M. Tapped our first trees. Bill & I went down to Purington’s Cor. To get Ben.
Sat. Mar. 5
Papa & Jim went to the Falls. Ben & I went over to P. U. J’s to dine.
Sun. Mar. 6
Fine day. John Pooler & Fred Burgess here. Mamma & Ella went to church.
Mon. Mar. 7
Jim & Papa went to town meeting very rainy with thunder. Lightened all night. Jim went to Falls to get Ben’s things from Vermont.
Tues. Mar. 8
I took Ben to the Falls. Papa & Jim went up to shingle mill. Walter was here in P.M. Ben tel. from Livermore Falls. Jim & Papa went up to Jordan’s after a pig.
Wed. Mar. 9
Mamma spent the day down to Susie Cross'. Papa & Jim went up to shingle mill with logs. John Pooler & Fred Burgess here to dinner. Turner Grover over in P.M. Bill went over to Keay’s, down to the store & Townsend’s after Ma. Ben phoned from N. Jay.
Thurs. Mar. 10
Walter was over. Papa & Jim went up to mill. Ben tel. from North Jay.
Fri. Mar. 11
Walter was over. John Pooler & Freddie over after hay. Fine weather. Ben tel. from Livermore Falls.
Sat. Mar. 12
Walter was over. Jim went up to the mill. Papa had very bad cold. I went down after Ben in A.M. Jim went after Uncle John in P.M. Jim & Billy went to church.
Sun. Mar. 13
Fine day. All went to walk over in further meadow. Walter was over in A.M.
Mon. Mar. 14
I took Ben to the Falls. Called at Annie Kelley's. Ben tel. from North Jay.
Tues. Mar. 15
Papa & Mamma took Uncle John to the depot. Ben tel. from Livermore Falls. Jim & Ella went up to Lester’s in P.M. Took supper & spent Eve.
Wed. Mar. 16
Jim went up to mill. Walter was over. Ben tel. from Henri Crosby’s. I went to Falls after him.
Thurs. Mar. 17
Pa, Jim, Ben & Bill all got bad colds. Pa & Ben most sick in bed. Walter was over.
Fri. Mar. 18
Jim went to Falls after freight from H. E. Purington’s of North Jay. Ben out on stock business. Papa sick. Walter was over.
Sat. Mar. 19
Jim & Ben went to the Falls. Ben & I went down in Leeman's after game. Walter was over.
Sun. Mar. 20
Walter & Charlie was over. Went out shooting squirrels. Jim & Bill went up to Lester’s in P.M.
Mon. Mar. 21
Ben & I went to Lewiston and had my teeth fixed. Walter was over.
Tues. Mar. 22
Jim went to the Falls. Abe Higgins’ house burned. Jim went down to P. Cor.
Wed. Mar. 23
Went up to see ruins. Ben went up to Adams'. Not feeling well. Papa’s cold real bad.
Thurs. Mar. 24
Sick in bed all day. Ella & Billy went up to Litchfield Cor. Wallace came down in P.M. & stayed to supper. Lester came down in Eve.
Fri. Mar. 25
Ben & Jim went fox hunting. Ben went to the Falls. Mrs. Rideout came down with Lester and stayed to supper. Wallace & Lester came down in Eve.
Sat. Mar. 26
Walter was over. Bill & Ben went fox hunting. Ella & Jim went to the Falls. Jim went to Lewiston. Ben went down to Townsend's.
Sun. Mar. 27
Great Day. Jim, Ella & Ma went to Easter concert. Ben was sick in P.M.
Mon. Mar 28
Ben feeling better. He & I went out gunning. John Shelosky was over.
Tues. Mar 29
Papa took Ben & I to the Falls. Had my teeth fixed at Dr. Smiley’s. Went up to Doc's & Maud's. Stayed to Annie Kelley’s. Went to the nickel.
Wed. Mar 30
Ben & I went down to Bath and stayed with Meal until 2.20 P.M. then went to Rockland and stayed all night. Called on Brother Gould.
Thurs. Mar 31
Came back to Lewiston. Had my teeth fixed. Came home in P.M. Got Charlie L. to bring us up.
Fri. Apr. 1
Walter was over in P.M. All went boating in P.M.
Sat. Apr. 2
Jim & Walter went to Falls. Ella was sick. Ben & I went on our first fishing trip for season. Walter over.
Sun. Apr 3
Snow went off from Dandelions Hills. Ben & I went out rowing. Ella still sick. Jim & Bill went up to Lester’s in Eve. Nit Curtis here all day.
Mon. Apr. 4
Papa took Ben to the Falls. Ella sick. Walter was over. Played flinch in the Eve. Ben phoned from Upper Gloucester.
Tues Apr. 5
Walter was over. Jordan was here played flinch in Eve.
Wed. Apr. 6
Walter was over. John Decovin & Dora was here. Papa took Ma to the Falls to stay over Easter Sale & supper. Ben came back with Papa. Norman Curtis was here taking census.
Thurs. Apr 7.
Ben & Bill went fox hunting all day. Ella & I went down by Townsend’s gunning in P.M. Came back with Ben & Billy. Walter was over. Thunder showers in Eve.
Fri. Apr. 8
Ma tel. from Falls. Very rainy. Walter was over. Jim & Papa went to Bowdoinham.
Sat. Apr. 9
Jim & Ben went fox hunting. Came back and went fishing over to Cobboseecontee. Papa went to the Falls and got Mamma & Willie Beal. Rest of the family came up in P.M. Stayed all night. Bill went up to Sadie's to get his hair trimmed. Walter was over.
Sun. Apr. 10
Went boating in A.M. Dr. Plummer tel. that Mrs. Merrill was sick. All but Will went home with Punk’s horse. Walter was over.
Mon. Apr. 11
Papa took Willie B. & Ben to Falls in A.M. & went to P. Cor. to get Ben in P.M. Douglas here to tel. Adams here.
Tues. Apr. 12
Ben went fox hunting. Ma & I began cleaning in open chamber. Jim and Bill went down to P. Cor.
Wed. Apr. 13
Ben took Ella to have her teeth fixed up to Smiley’s and Ma went to Auburn. Geo. Allen was here. Wallace was down in P.M.
Thurs. Apr. 14
Ben & I went to Lewiston to have his teeth fixed. Maude & I went to the moving pictures. Ma went down to Uncle Howard's.
Fri. Apr. 15
Pa & Bill went to Falls in P.M. Ben went fox hunting. Played cards in Eve.
Sat. Apr. 16
Jim & Bill went to the church to supper. Pa went down to P. Cor. Walter was over to play cards in Eve.
Sun. Apr. 17
Papa & Ben went to Auburn with Bob. Boys went down to Ed Card’s in A.M. Us kids all went up to Rideout’s in P.M.
Mon. Apr. 18
School began with Sadie Card teacher. Ben sick with his new gold teeth. Played cards in Eve.
Tues. Apr. 19
Ben, Ella & I went to. Ben went fishing. Ella & I gunning. John Pooler & Arthur Allen were over after hay. Jim went to the Falls.
Wed. Apr. 20
Rainy. Nothing doing. Played cards in P.M. & Eve.
Thurs. Apr. 21
Ben went to Lewiston and brought Ma home from Auburn. Papa took load of hay to Geo. Roberts’. Mrs. Morgan & Alfred down to Grandpa's in P.M.
Fri. Apr. 22
Celebrated Ben’s birthday. Very rainy all the week. Charlie Lapointe over in A.M.
Sat. Apr. 23
Pap took Jim & Ella to the Falls. Ben & I went on a sail. Rainy in P.M.
Sun. Apr. 24
Papa went to Falls after Jim & Ella. Ma went down to Townsend’s. Ben & I went after her. Turner G. was over.
Mon. Apr. 25
Pa took Ben & I to the Falls in A.M. Went to Lewiston & from there to Jay. Rainy. All went down to Purington’s store in Eve. Bought my little opal ring.
Tues. Apr. 26
Very rainy all day. Mrs. Leavitt & her nephew went to Livermore Falls in P.M. Mr. L. at home sick.
Wed. Apr. 27
Clear & fine. Ben & I looked over the Me & N.H. granite works. Went to Livermore Falls in P.M. Ben, Carrie & I went down town in P.M.
Thurs. Apr 28
Fine day. Ben & I went to see Mr. & Mrs. Bumpus. Went to ride with his trotter in Eve. Ben bought a Canadian Lynx.
Fri. Apr. 29
Ben & I came to Lewiston in A.M. Pa came to Falls after us in P.M. Jim played ball at P. Cor.
Sat. Apr. 30
Rainy all day. Nothing doing.
Sun. May 1
Lovely day. Mrs. Bailey & kids down in P.M. Jim, ma & Ella went to church in A.M. Went out boating in P.M. Papa & Jim went up to see Ikie Allen’s boat.
Mon. May 2
Rainy. Edna tel. from West Lisbon. Jim took Marm to Pratt's on his way to shingle mills in P.M. Pap & Jim went to Falls in A.M.
Tues. May 3
Sick in A.M. Ben tel. for Dr. Dr. & M. came down in auto. Ben brought them up from P. Cor. Ma & Pa went down to P. Cor. and over to Prout's in Eve. Thunder shower in Eve.
Wed. May 4
Jim & pa worked on the road. Cold weather. Sadie Card down in Eve.
Thurs. May 5
Frank brought our trees up. Damp foggy weather. Mr. Anderson here taking census.
Fri. May 6
Pa & Jim went up to Jordan’s. Ella, Ben & I went to ride. Papered the hall. Fine Day. Abbie Jacques here. Ella Green called.
Sat. May 7
Showery all day. Ben & I went fishing over to Richmond Cor. Jim took Ella down to church in P.M.
Sun. May 8
Cloudy in P.M. Ben, Ella & I went mayflowering down in Johnson’s. Ma & Papa went over on Bowdoinham road.
Mon. May 9
I took Ben to the Falls. Rainy in P.M. Mr. Cross called in A.M. Mr. Lapointe over after hay. Ben came home after we were all abed in Eve.
Tues. May 10
Ben & I went out with dogs. Went to Bowdoin Center in P.M. Mamma cleaned her bed room.
Wed. May 11
I took Ben to the Falls. Mr. Sawyer dead. Margie Thibedeau just alive. Papa went to Falls in P.M.
Thurs. May 12
King Edward of England dead. Jim went over to Keay’s after fertilizer. Sadie was here in P.M.
Fri. May 13
Cleaned the parlor. Charlie LaP. & Bobby were over. Met Ben down in the woods. Fooled me. Papa went to Lewiston. Went woodchucking in P.M.
Sat. May 14
Ben & I went over to Cobb. Ella went to church in P.M. Jim went to church in Eve. to Astronomy Lecture by Prof. Tubbs.
Sun. May 15
Pa & Ma went over to Fred Youland’s. Went rowing and after woodchucks. Jim went to church in Eve. Ella, Billy & Ben went fishing. Bill went up to Adams’.
Mon. May 16
I took Ben to the Falls. M. Thibedeau died at 4 A.M. Willis Goss here after hay in P.M. Pa & Ella went over to J.M. Maxwell’s in Eve. Ben phoned from Auburn in P.M.
Tues. May 17
Jim went up after shingles in A.M. Fought fire up to Al Chase’s and Adams’. I went after Ben in P.M. Painted the kitchen. Pa went over to John Pooler’s after supper. Goldie & Sadie were down in Eve. Arthur Card was up. Went boating & fishing. Fine day.
Wed. May 18
Papered the kitchen. Charlie Pooler & Mabel Bartlett married the 16th.
Thurs. May 19
Rainy in A.M. Jim went to the Falls in P.M. Mr. Buker was here to buy stock in P.M.
Fri. May 20
Ben went to Lewiston.
Sat. May 21
Ben & Bill went over to Cobboseecontee. Jim took Ella down to church to practice. Mr. Newell & nephew from Lisbon took dinner here. John Pooler & gang were over here fishing in Eve. Ben & Billy caught 14 good sized pickerel.
Sun. May 22
Ella & Jim went to church. Ben & I went rowing. Sick in P.M. Geo. Roberts called in P.M. Ma & Pa went over in sheep pasture plumming. Ella & Jim went to concert in P.M. Charlie Lapointe was over to get information regarding his wife.
Mon. May 23
Ben went to city. Sick in bed. Jim went to Falls in P.M. Ben went to Livermore Falls with Jocephus Orange Blossom. Tel in P.M. that wouldn’t be home. Sade was down in Eve.
Tues. May 24
Rained hard in night. Ben came home in P.M. Ella & I went to meet him. Edna very sick with lung trouble.
Wed. May 25
Dr. came up in stable team and stopped to dinner. The kids hung Sade a may basket but were not caught. Mrs. Morgan was down after Wilfred.
Thurs. May 26
Jim went over to Keay’s after fert. Ben went down to Steorns’. Mr. Cary bought little bull & was here to dinner. Ma & Ella went over to Mrs. Lapointe’s. School closed until Tues. Tel. from Henri C.
Fri. May 27
Jim lost his watch. Ben went to city. Joe Elwell gone to smash. Ma & pa went over to Faun Bickford’s in Eve. Showery.
Sat. May 28
Showery all day. Pa killed the pig. Jim went to Falls in P.M. Bill & Ella went to Byras's in Eve. Billy went to Townsend’s in P.M. Joe E. back.
Sun. May 29
Ben & I went over to Byras’ to see the baby fox they caught. Ben got tel. from Webber & Webber & Dr. Smiley to come up to see about Joe’s case. Jim went over to Ed Card’s. Billy & Ella went to church. Dr. & M. were down in auto in P.M. Ma, Pa & Ella went plumming. Billy went over to see Johnny S. Jim went to church in Eve.
Mon. May 30
Showery in A.M. but cleared away fine. Ella & Billy went to the Falls. Jim took Ben & I to Falls. Papa went over to Keay’s in A.M. Ben & I went to city. Took dinner at Berman’s then went up to M.’s Went over in Auburn to see celebration. Dr. took us round the lake and up to Fair Grounds in auto. Ben went to Livermore Falls in P.M.
Tues. May 31
Rainy. Dr. was over M. went downtown in P.M. Ben stayed at Livermore F.
Note attached – Nellie Douglas & Frank Pattee married in June 1910.
Wed. June 1
Fine day. Went down town in P.M. Dr. took us for a ride up to the lake. Met Ben on the 4.18 Train. Ben went over to Joe’s with Dr. in Eve. Shriners having big time.
Thurs. June 2
Ben took 7.05 train for Bath. M. & I went down home in P.M. Went to ride with Dr. in Eve. Ben came on 11 P.M. car. Alice Soule taken to St. Marie Hospital for appendicitis.
Fri. June 3
Ben went over in Auburn until 5 P.M. Went home on the 5.10 train. Meal came up in P.M. Took our lynx home all stuffed.
Sat. June 4
Russell and his father called in A.M. Jim and Billy went to P. Cor. to play ball in P.M. Jim went over to Guy Williams’ to hang a June box in Eve.
Sun. June 5
Fine day. Ed Card was up in P.M. Ma and Pa took Meal down to the Falls. Jim took Ben and I down to the 6 P.M. car.
Mon. June 6
Rained, pouring all day. Ben went over River all day. Met Mrs. William’s from Turner.
Tues. June 7
Fine day. Ben and I went to Crosby’s and Smiley’s in A.M. Ben started for Bath in P.M. but came back to supper. Went over to Alice Folsom's in Eve.
Wed. June 8
Went down with Ben to 10 A.M. car. I stayed with Alice in A.M. Mr. And Mrs. Wright and I went over to hospital to see Alice Soule in P.M.
Thurs. June 9
Went over to Dr.’s in P.M. Mrs. Leavitt called on me. Mrs. Hayford taken suddenly sick. Called Dr. Nurse came to take care of Mr. H. Ben came home on 9 P.M. car.
Fri. June 10
Rainy day. Ben and I went home in P.M. Papa came after me. Grace H. went home.
Sat. June 11
Ben and I went fishing to Loon Pond. Caught nothing. Rained hard all day. Jim went after fert. in A.M. and the Falls in P.M.
Sun. June 12
Rained nearly all day. Ma and Pa went over to Charles Harris’ in P.M. Jim and Billy went up to Lester’s in A.M. and Stayed to dinner. Fred Burgess came over to spend the day.
Mon. June 13
Ella took us to the Falls. Came to Lewiston on 10 A.M. car. M. and I went down St. in P.M. In Eve. went over to Bob’s. Ben went to Jay in P.M. Dr. away.
Tues. June 14
Ben came home in A.M. Went up to Lake to see Helen in A.M. Alice Soule came home in P.M. Fine day. Went out on Park in Eve.
Wed. June 15
Ben and I went up to the Fish Hatchery in A.M. Fine day but hot. Ben went over to Smiley’s in P.M. Dr. came home in P.M.
Thurs. June 16
Lovely day. Mrs. Burgess and daughter came. Ben went to Livermore Falls and Jay in P.M. Stayed at home sick all day.
Fri. June 17
Rained hard all night. Ben came home in P.M. Went out with Dr. in Eve.
Sat. June 18
Ben and I went home on 6 A.M. car. Took a team out from Larrabee's Ben and Ella went fishing over to Cobb. Ma and I went strawberrying. Wallace was down in P.M. Geo. Purell called in Eve. for an umbrella for some people going up the line. Rain pouring all night.
Sun. June 19
Fine day. Ma, Pa and Bill went down to Chas. Earle’s Ben and I went to Falls and took 5 P.M. car for Lewiston.
Mon. June 20
Fine day. Went up to Lake Grove in P.M. Took car ride in Eve. M., Mrs. Hayford, Ben and I went up to Geo. Ross’ in Eve.
Tues. June 21
Watch circus unload and saw parade in A.M. Slept all P.M. M., Ben and I went across Lake Grove in motor boat in Eve. Heavy shower in P.M.
Wed. June 22
Ben went to Auburn in A.M. Went down St. in P.M. Ben went away on 2 P.M. car. M. and I went down St. in Eve. Showers in Eve.
Thurs. June 23
Went down to depot with Mrs. Burgess and Mildred in P.M. Had ride round Fig 8. Ben came on 2 P.M. car. Dr. came home in am. M., B. and I went to Band concert on Park in Eve.
Fri. June 24
Stayed to Smiley’s in A.M. Ben went over to Auburn in P.M. M. and I took ride down in auto. Ben and Dr. went over to Joe’s and up to L. Waterman’s in Eve. Showery in P.M.
Sat. June 25
Showery in P.M. Ben over in Auburn. Came home on 2 P.M. car. Ma and Jim at the Falls. Joe gone again.
Sun. June 26
Bill and Ella went to church in A.M. Papa and Jim went up on Oak Hill. Went out in P.M.
Mon. June 27
Ella took us to the Falls in A.M. Went up to Geo. Ross’ in A.M. and over to Smiley’s in P.M.
Tues. June 28
Jim came up to city in A.M. to see Dr. Mann. Ben and I came home with him on 12.35 P.M. Went strawberrying in P.M.
Wed. June 29
Went out in A.M. Ma, Ben and I went over to Bert Jordan’s in P.M. Wilfred was down after wood.
Thurs. June 30
Ella took us to Falls in A.M. Ella Greene and mother was down. Went down St. in P.M. Mrs. F. on another spree.
Fri. July 1
Isreal Folsom was down. M. and I were down town in P.M. Over to Smiley’s. Met Mrs. Bigelow on Park in Eve.
Sat. July 2
M., Beatrice, Ben and I went to Thomaston to see Arthur. Papa met us to the Falls on 5 P.M. train. Charlie La- over. hot in Eve. Mrs. F. called at M.’s
Sun. July 3
Had our first peas. Jim brought Ben and I to Falls. Bill brought Israel and Ella down. Ben and I went over to Folsom’s in Eve.
Mon. July 4
Went over to Folsom’s after Ella, over to the Circus Grounds and watched the parade. Went to Circus in P.M. Ella took supper with us. Went up to Riverside Cemetery in Eve. Went to fire on Cor. of Spring and Bridge Sts. Nice set of buildings up by Mt. Auburn Cemetery burned in P.M. All went over to Folsom’s in Eve.
Tues. July 5
Went over to Folsom’s, down to car with Ella, then to Auburn. Ben and I went up to Mr. Holley’s in eve.
Wed. July 6
M. B. and I went down St. in P.M. Dr. Mrs. Ruth, M. Beet and I went up to Ross in P.M. M. and Dr. and Mrs. went to Gardiner in Eve. Ben and I went up to Lake Grove to show in Eve.
Thurs. July 7
Ben went over to Auburn. I went over to Smiley’s on P.M. Mr. Holley in in morn. M. Beat- and I went down home in eve.
Fri. July 8
Pouring rain during night. Harlow’s candy store and Scannell’s cigar store burned out. Ben over in Auburn. Ben, I and Beat- went home in P.M. M. and I went down St. in P.M.
Sat. July 9
Ben and I went fishing over to Cobb. at 1.45 A.M. Awfully hot. Got home at 3 P.M.
Sun. July 10
Hottest day of season. Large number of deaths. 20 drowned in N. Eng. Dr. Oakes dropped dead at Poland Springs. Ed and Arthur Card were up pond lillying.
Mon. July 11
Beat, Ben and I came to City on 7 A.M. Ben and I went up to Ross in P.M. Ben and I went up to Mr. Holley’s in Eve. M. and I went down St.
Tues. July 12
Ben and I went over to Auburn. M. Beat and I went down home in Eve. to get my skirt fixed. Ben went over to Auburn.
Wed. July 13
Ma came up. Went shopping in A.M. Went up to Hatchery and Lake to show in P.M. Ma went home on 5.20 P.M. Ben went over to Auburn.
Thurs. July 14
Went over to Dr. Smiley’s in A.M. Ben over in Auburn. M. and I down St. in P.M. Ben. M. and I down home in Eve.
Fri. July 15
Fowler’s baby was buried. Ben went down to Upham's in P.M. M. Earle, and I went down St. in Eve.
Sat. July 16
Rainy in A.M. Ben and I went home on 12.35. Frank Leonard took us out home. Pa and Jim went to Falls in P.M.
Sun. July 17
Lovely day. Llewelyn L. and Mr. Fogg were down in A.M. All got in hay in P.M. Frank Fowler very dangerously sick with poison in his stomach.
Mon. July 18
Ben went to Bath and stayed over night. Stayed to Mrs. Kelly’s. Took her to ride over to Day’s in P.M. Took Marion up home to stay all night with me. Heard about Lottie Ireland adopting a baby from Portland Orphan’s Home.
Tues. July 19
Frye brought a crowd up pond lillying. Mrs. P. stayed to the house. Ella took Marion and me to Falls in A.M. Took dinner at Kelly’s. Ben came up on 1 P.M. car. Both went thru to Lewiston. Took car ride in P.M. Mr. and Mrs. Holley took on an auto ride up North River Road in Eve.
Wed. July 20
Ben over in Auburn. Had our pictures taken in P.M. Over to Smiley’s in P.M. Went home to hunt after Spot in P.M. over on Lisbon Ridge.
Thurs. July 21
Went hunting round Bowdoin in A.M. Had heavy shower in Eve.
Fri. July 22
Ben and I came up to Lewiston. Ben went over to Auburn. M. and I went down St. in P.M. Over to Dr. Smiley’s. Rainy in P.M. Got my locket and chain. Ben and I went up to Lake in eve.
Sat. July 23
Ben over to Auburn. I went over to Dr. S. in A.M. Had some more pictures taken in P.M. Came home on 4 P.M. car. Ella came after us. Hot day.
Sun. July 24
Hot day. Laid in shade. Men folks hayed it. Ma went berrying.
Mon. July 25
Hot. Ben and I went to Lewiston in A.M. Went over to see Aunt Mandy in A.M. Ben went to Jay on the 2.17 P.M. Came home on the 4 P.M. Showery.
Tues. July 26
Hot. Adams called. Tel from Livermore Falls. Mr. LaPointe over in P.M. Johnny S. over.
Wed. July 27
Hot day. I took Ella to Falls to go up to Vincent Canhani’s to see “Gentle Annie”. Ben came back with me. Ella stayed with Annie all night.
Thurs. July 28
Ben went to Lewiston, then Bath. Mrs. Beal, Ma and I went to Brunswick blue-berrying. Had a heavy thunder shower. Came home in Eve. with Ben.
Fri. July 29
Ben went to Bath, then to Lewiston. Ella and I went blue-berrying. Ben came from Lewiston in P.M. Harley Larabee brought him home.
Sat. July 30
Had bad shower in P.M. Hungarian family stayed at our house during shower on their way to Sheloskey’s.
Sun. July 31
Jim went up to Lester’s in A.M. Ben, Bill and I went to City. Billy went down to Grandma Wagg's Ben took Grand Trunk to Portland to go to Boston by boat. I came home on 5 P.M. car. Albert and Gertie called in P.M.
Mon. Aug. 1
Ma and Jim went blue-berrying. Papa went to Falls to meet Mr. Perkins from Livermore Falls. Mr. P. stayed all night.
Tues. Aug. 2
Ma and I went up to Aunt Fannie's. Aunt Nellie and whole family there. Heavy thunder shower at 5 P.M.
Wed. Aug. 3
Mr. Perkins bought Bob and started for home. Jordan’s folks tel. up that they had heard from Spot. In P.M. Jim and I went over. Jim and Fred Hall went up to Joe Dignard’s. Nobody round premises.
Thurs. Aug. 4
Tel. from Dr. F. Heavy thunder storm. Lots of rain. Ben came home in stable team from 6.28 train. Not feeling well.
Fri. Aug. 5
Ben and I went over to Smith’s. Hall said that he was a U. S. Detective. Went to City in P.M. and up to see Dr. Had ride in auto. We went up round Carville’s and Joe Dignard’s with Fred Hall in P.M.
Sat. Aug. 6
Hall disappeared out of town. We went over to Joe’s and over the neighborhood. Stories all made up by Hall.
Sun. Aug. 7
Lester down in P.M. Pa took Ma to church. Ray and Osborne brought Jennie and Catherine up in P.M. Turner G. was over. Ike Snow and wife called in P.M. Mrs. Kipp down in P.M. to tel. for Dr. Plummer. Prof was kicked by the horse.
Mon. Aug. 8
Went to Lewiston on the 11.11 A.M. Went out with M. in P.M. Mr. Holley in in Eve.
Tues. Aug. 9
Went to Auburn in A.M. Ben and Dr. S. went to Portland. Rode round Fig. 8 twice with M. and Edith Proctor. Came home on 6 P.M. Got a team at Larrabee’s.
Wed. Aug. 10
Ben went to Freeport. I went to Lewiston on 11 A.M. Ben came back by auto with Mr. Holley and took me back to Freeport with him. Called on Mrs. Holley.
Thurs. Aug. 11
Came back on 8.45 A.M. Rainy in A.M. Dr. S. worked on teeth in P.M. Saw Billy and Guy on B.’s way home from Auburn . Went over in Auburn in Eve.
Fri. Aug. 12
Smiley worked on teeth in A.M. Went out with M. in P.M.
Sat. Aug. 13
Went out in P.M. Ben came. Went home on 4.5 P.M. Billy met us.
Sun. Aug. 14
Not very well. Lewis Beal and family up with Punk’s team. Went home in Eve. Jim and Billy went up to Lester’s in A.M.
Mon. Aug. 15
Jim, Ben, and I went to City. Ben and I took dinner at Berman’s. Ben went up country on 2.17 P.M. Had heavy shower in Eve.
Tues. Aug. 16
Went over to Smiley’s in P.M. M. and I went down St. with Grandmy Up.
Wed. Aug. 17
Had work finished on my teeth in A.M. M. and I went down St. in P.M. Came home on 4 P.M. car. Ella, Catherine, Ethel Beal, and Helen Brown went up to the Lake. Came back on 7 P.M. car. Stopped at Mr. Beal’s to supper. All but Papa went up to Rideout’s.
Thurs. Aug. 18
Ben came home from Livermore Falls on 4.15 P.M. I met him. Ma and Ella went over to T. Grover's in P.M.
Fri. Aug. 19
Ben and I went over to Maloon's and from there to Joe Dignard’s to settle up dog affair.
Sat. Aug. 20
Ben and I went to Sabattus to take car for Lewiston. Dr. took M., Grammy Up., and I to ride in auto in P.M. Came home on 6.30 P.M. car. Jim and Billy went to Falls.
Sun. Aug. 21
Men got in oats all day. Mr. Leighton was down in P.M.
Mon. Aug. 22
Ma went to N.H. with Jennie and Kitty. Ben and I went to City on 10 A.M. car. Had ride with Dr. S. in auto. Came home on 4.15 P.M.
Tues. Aug. 23
Ben went to City to have his teeth fixed. Came home on 5.20 P.M. Mrs. Addie P. and Mr. Frank P. here in P.M. nobody at home. Tel. from Farnum- and one from Rumford. Post Office at Falls broken into. Loss small.
Wed. Aug. 24
Ben went to City. Bill and Jim went to Falls. John Decovin and Dora were down in A.M. Wallace was down in P.M. Jim and Billy went home with him and stayed to supper. Fred Hall arrested at Waterville.
Thurs. Aug. 25
Farnum, Maxwell, and John Pooler came in P.M. Seavey and Spaulding in P.M. Farnum and Maxwell stayed all night. Ben went to Lewiston.
Fri. Aug. 26
Seavey and Spaulding came in A.M. All went home in P.M. Darling and wife of Auburn called on a sporting trip. John Henry Merrill died.
Sat. Aug. 27
Ben and I went to City. Had his teeth finished up. Dr. and M at Gardiner. Came down on 5.20 P.M. Rideouts family down in Eve.
Sun. Aug. 28
Jim went over to Fred Youland’s. Andrew Byras was over in P.M. and Eve. Mel and Margaret up in P.M.
Mon. Aug. 29
Jim went to the Falls. Ben and I went to the City. Came home on 4.15 P.M. Ma went to Salem.
Tues. Aug. 30
Took Ben to Falls to 10.28 train.
Wed. Aug. 31
Maxwell, Farnum, Seavey and Spaulding and John Pooler came. F. B. S. S. at West Bowdoin had picnic. Rainy in P.M. All went home at 3 P.M. Millie and kids came after John.
Thurs. Sept. 1
Rainy in A.M. Bill and I went over to Mattie Grover's to take cloth for my suit. Went after Ben in P.M.
Fri. Sept. 2
Ben rode down with “My Dave”. Ella and I went up to Sade’s in P.M. Had phone from Uncle Bert in Eve.
Sat. Sept. 3
Uncle Bert, Evarts and Frankie came in A.M. Jim went to Falls. I went to Falls on 11 A.M. Ben came from Livermore Falls on 4.12 P.M. Came home on 6 P.M. Rainy in P.M.
Sun. Sept. 4
Ella and Billy took Larabee’s buggy home. Jim went up to Rideouts. Uncle Bert went home in P.M.
Mon. Sept. 5
State fair began. John Pooler here in P.M. Rainy in P.M. Arthur Card here to leave bicycle while he went fishing in A.M. at Caesar’s. Came back at 6 P.M. in pouring rain storm.
Tues. Sept. 6
Jim went up to Lester’s at 5.30 A.M. to go to Fair. Ben and I went to City. Rained hard in P.M. Stopped at Mrs. Wright’s.
Wed. Sept. 7
Drove home from City with Flashlight. Brought Edith Proctor up from Falls. Us girls went over to T. Grover’s in P.M. Bill and I went down to P. Cor. in P.M.
Thurs. Sept. 8
Ben went to P. Cor. and over to Mandy’s. Ella and Edith went to ride. Mrs. Pratt took dinner with the Deacon. Girls went blackberrying.
Fri. Sept. 9
Ben took girls out rowing. Ben and I went to Richmond Cor. in P.M. Jim and Bill went up to Lester’s in eve.
Sat. Sept. 10
Jim and Billy went to Falls. Papa and Ella took Edith home and got Momma. Ben and I went gunning in P.M.
Sun. Sept. 11
Mr. Frye was up in A.M. Rode home with Robert Niles in auto in P.M. John and Andrew were over. Walter and May, Charlie and Etta were over in P.M. T. Grover was over. Jim and Ella went to ride.
Mon. Sept 12
Men folks all went to election. Ben and I rode over to Mattie’s and down to Center in P.M. Jim and Pa went to P. Cor. in Eve. Dr. Plummer elected Rep. to Congress.
Tues. Sept. 13
Everything went Democratic.
Wed. Sept. 14
Ben went to City. Jim and Billy went to show and dance down to Bowdoin Center. Lester down in P.M.
Thurs. Sept. 15
Ben and I went over to Grandma’s. Stayed until Eve. Stayed with Aunt Mabel all night.
Fri. Sept. 16
Stayed to Uncle Bert’s until 4 P.M. Brot Peter home with me.
Sat. Sept. 17
Ella and I went over to Mattie’s and got my suit. Ben went to City. Jim went to Falls. Douglas here to Tel.
Sun. Sept. 18
Jim went up to Lester’s. They went gunning. All went up to Sade’s in P.M.
Mon. Sept. 19
Ben went to City. Wilfred was down after school to wait for mother.
Tues. Sept. 20
Ben and I took our teams and went over to Smith’s. Mama and Chas.’ wife took Daisy and went to Fred Hall’s hearing by way of Metcalf’s. Ben and I put Flash into Larabee’s. When we arrived in Auburn, he had pled guilty. We went into jail to see him. It was put over until the Jan. term. Walter and May Doughty married.
Wed. Sept. 21
Ben went down to Steven’s with Flash. Ben and I went over to Gene Buker’s in P.M. then up to Adam’s. In the Eve. Walter and May were over.
Thurs. Sept. 22
Ben and I went to City. Ben went to Patten on 12.15 P.M. M. and I went down home in P.M. then to Empire, “The Midnight Sons”. Stayed with Maude.
Fri. Sept. 23
Came home on 10 A.M. Went up to Kelley’s. Papa and Jim went down to P. Cor. in Eve. with Flash.
Sat. Sept. 24
Pa, Ma and Ella went to Auburn in A.M. Jim went to Falls. I went down to meet M. on 5 train.
Sun. Sept. 25
Billy and Jim went after sweet fern in A.M. Bill and I took M. to the 2 P.M. car. Lester and Wallace were down in Eve.
Mon. Sept. 26
Pa and Ella came from Auburn at 11.45 A.M. Showery in Eve. Ed. Terrio called in P.M. Pa went down to Stevens' with big wheels to set tires.
Tues. Sept. 27
Wed. Sept. 28
Pa went down to P. Cor. to get Daisy shod. Ella and I went gunning shot blackbird.
Thurs. Sept. 29
Hand phone from Benj. Jim and Walter G. here after wood. Mr. LaPointe here to Tel. to Bowdoinham. Pa and Billy took Flash out for exercise. In the P.M. Ella and I went up to Adam’s and up to Sade’s to get her suit case to go to Patten.
Fri. Sept. 30
Ella brought me to 10 A.M. car. Went to Patten on 12.15 P.M. Arrived at 6.15. Ben met me at Sherman. Mr. Hayford taken to Hospital.
Sat. Oct. 1
Ben went out with Dr. S. in A.M. I went on ride with Dr. in A.M. Frank Sawyer shot himself.
Sun. Oct. 2
Looked over the Mill and Starch factory. Went down track in P.M. Cold and windy.
Mon. Oct. 3
Went out round the town. Quite cold.
Tues. Oct. 4
Got up at 5.15 A.M. Took walk down track about 3 miles. Started with Dr. for Island Falls. Came back on acct. of rain. Warmer.
Wed. Oct. 5
Rainy in A.M. Cleared off real warm at noon. Ben got phone from Mr. Henry. Went to walk in P.M. Dr. went hunting.
Thurs. Oct. 6
Went out. Very warm.
Fri. Oct. 7
Went out in A.M. Went to ride with Dr. in P.M. Cold and cloudy. Strong man in the dining room.
Sat. Oct. 8
Clear and cold. Fight in the Office. One man’s head cut open. Went to Island Falls in P.M. Uncle Bert had husking, 60 there. Mrs. Hayford went to Portland.
Sun. Oct. 9
Rainy. Clear in P.M. Dr. started down river at 11.30 A.M. Went out in P.M. Cold and windy.
Mon. Oct. 10
Cold and windy. Had ‘phone from Henry. Went to down to Mr. Corliss’.
Tues. Oct. 11
Cold and Windy. Not very well. In P.M. walked down to Switch and walked back at 6.30 P.M.
Wed. Oct. 12
Very cold and windy. Little Snow in A.M. Went over to taxidermist’s in P.M.
Thurs. Oct. 13
Clear, cold and windy. Went out after birds in P.M. Shot rabbit, red squirrels and woodpecker. Ben had company in eve.
Fri. Oct. 14
Stayed in all day. Snowed quite hard in A.M. Man in in Eve.
Sat. Oct. 15
Law off of moose. Went gunning in A.M. Got home at 4.30 P.M. Got one partridge. Very cold. Chas. Plummer died.
Sun. Oct. 16
Rained hard in A.M. Clear at noon. Squally in P.M. Went down track and back cow team road. Into Mr. Corliss’ during shower.
Mon. Oct. 17
Cold and windy. Went gunning in P.M. Yale Stock company came to town.
Tues. Oct. 18
Clear and cold. Stayed in all day.
Wed. Oct. 19
Got up at 3.5 A.M. Went down track and on 1000 acre bog. Saw 7 deer. Henry Maines brought us home on hand car at 7 P.M. Lovely warm day. Mr. Corliss in in Eve.
Thurs. Oct. 20
Fine in A.M. Rained hard in P.M. Mr. Robertson in in Eve.
Fri. Oct. 21
Clear and cold. Went up on hill where Mt. Catahdin can be seen plainly. Grant’s lunch room broken into. Small amt. taken. Man in in Eve. to see about stock.
Sat. Oct. 22
Cloudy in A.M. Started on 10.15 A.M. for home. Emma Pelkey came to Sherman. Got to Brunswick at 4.55 P.M. Papa met us at Falls. Saw Mrs. Kelley. Jack very low.
Sun. Oct. 23
Rainy in A.M. Cleared away in P.M. Billy over to Sheloske’s Ben, Ma and I up went to Rideout’s and Adams’.
Mon. Oct. 24
Ma, Ben and I went to Falls. Ma went up to Earle's and Ben went to City. I cooked for Mrs. K. Went to City in P.M. Jim went Falls in P.M. Papa went over to John Pooler’s in P.M. Maude sick. Grammy Up- doing work.
Tues. Oct. 25
Ben went to Falls. Bill Garcelon hurt by auto on Abel's hill. Mrs. F. left Dr.
Wed. Oct. 26
Ben led steers over to Cornish’s. Pa and I went over with Flash. Jim took little bull to Mr. Hatch.
Thurs. Oct. 27
Snowed hard in P.M. At home. Had husking in Eve.
Fri. Oct. 28
Ella, Ben and I went over to Adams’ in P.M.
Sat. Oct. 29
Ben and I went to Falls. I cooked for Mrs. K. Ben went to City in P.M. All kids went up to Rideout’s in Eve.
Sun. Oct. 30
Stormy in A.M. All at home alone all day.
Mon. Oct. 31
Ben and I went to Falls. Jack was taken to hospital on 1.40 P.M. Ben and I stayed all night. Marion went to Halloween party. Folks came home on 9 P.M. car.
Tues. Nov. 1
Folks went to Lewiston. Ben and I kept house. Jack’s brother came home on 8 P.M. car.
Wed. Nov. 2
Brought Jack home on the 5.43 P.M. Ben went to City. Came home at 9.30 P.M.
Thurs. Nov. 3
Went to Falls. Hunted over in Durham after girl for Mrs. K. in P.M. Jack not feeling as well. Jim went to Falls.
Fri. Nov. 4
Rainy all day. George Pruell, Alex Patrick and Herb Holland up gunning. Boys all went gunning. Got one rabbit.
Sat. Nov. 5
Rainy all day. Jim went to Falls. Jack died at 8-9 P.M.
Sun. Nov. 6
Ella took Jim to falls to go to Auburn in A.M. Ben and I went up to Sade’s in P.M. to get cider. Bill went up to Weston’s in P.M.
Mon. Nov. 7
First big snow storm. Ben went down to P. Cor. to get Sailor in P.M.
Tues. Nov. 8
Ma and I went to Jack’s funeral in A.M. Buried at Turner. Took Dinner at Mrs. Butler’s. Ben went to Fred Burgess’ and to Falls in P.M.
Wed. Nov. 9
Ben went over to Fred B. in A.M. Geo. P., Alex P. and John P. were up gunning. Kipps went South Mrs. Adams went away. Herb Dunham here to see oxen.
Thurs. Nov. 10
Snowed in A.M. Ben went away. Bill and Pa took apples up to Lester’s.
Fri. Nov. 11
Billy took Ella to Falls in A.M. Pa and Billy went over to Sammy Rand’s. Had phone from Ben.
Sat. Nov. 12
Pa went to Falls. Ben came at noon. Ella came home in P.M. Ma taken sick.
Sun. Nov. 13
Ma sick in bed. Wallace was down in P.M. Mrs. Morgan down to Grandpa’s.
Mon. Nov. 14
Ma sick in bed. Papa went down after Jim. Ben went to Falls in A.M. Fine day.
Tues. Nov. 15
Lovely day. Ben went to Falls in A.M. Jim went up to Lester’s after cider. Ella and I went gunning.
Wed. Nov. 16
Ben and I went to Falls. Mrs. K and I went to City. Went to see Mr. Hill at CMG Hos-. Penn Woodard buried in A.M.
Thurs. Nov. 17
B. very sick with neuralgia in her head and face. Ben went to Falls. Jim went to Falls.
Fri. Nov. 18
Ben went to Falls. Jim went too. Ben went over to Mrs. Wilcox’s.
Sat. Nov. 19
Ben and Bill went hunting in A.M. Jim went to Falls. Ella and I went gunning.
Sun. Nov. 20
Ben and Billy went over to Bowdoin Ctr. to traps. Lester and boys went gunning. Stayed here to dinner. Papa went gunning in P.M. Turner Grover was over.
Mon. Nov. 21
Mr. Adams called in A.M. Ben and I went to City. Came home on 5.20 P.M. and I went to Music Hall. May Croteau died in A.M. Pa went gunning all day.
Tues. Nov. 22
Stormed all day. Mr. Wright’s dog from West Gardiner came to the house.
Wed. Nov. 23
Ben went to Richmond Cor. Jim went to Falls. Ella and I went gunning.
Thurs. Nov. 24
Rainy day. Mr. Wright came to breakfast and stayed until P.M. Men went gunning in Eve. Us kids all went up to Lester’s. Thanksgiving day.
Fri. Nov. 25
Dismal day. Jim went to Falls. Ben was sick.
Sat. Nov. 26
Jim went to Falls. Ben and I went to City. Stayed at M.’s. Cold and stormy.
Sun. Nov. 27
Ben went up to Waterman’s. M. and I went down home. Went over to see Billy Folsom in P.M. Came home on 4 P.M. car. Cold and stormy.
Mon. Nov. 28
Fine day. Men folks dug out foxes den.
Tues. Nov. 29
Snowed hard all day.
Wed. Nov. 30
Still snowing. Ben and Jim went fox and deer hunting. Jim went down to P. Corner.
Thurs. Dec. 1st
Still Snowing. Jim and Billy went up to Litchfield Cor. in pung. Ben went down to P. Corner.
Fri. Dec. 2nd
Still snowing. Jim and Billy went up to Lester’s in Eve.
Sat. Dec. 3rd
Papa went to Falls. Brought back Delia Ewing. I took Ma up road round square to have sleigh ride and Ella down to Johnson’s
Sun. Dec. 4
Papa took Ma and Ella to church. Boys went fox hunting. Dug out fox in P.M. Ella and I went over in P.M.
Mon. Dec. 5
Jim took Ben down and brought back John and Alice. Had ‘phone from Ben in Eve. Mariette was down in P.M. Very cold.
Tues. Dec. 6
Colder. Kids went fox hunting in A.M. John went after Ben on 5.45 P.M. train.
Wed. Dec. 7
Ben and John went fox hunting. Ben and I went over to Bowdoin Center in P.M. after dogs. Alice, Ella and John went out sleighing in Eve.
Thurs. Dec. 8
Very cold. Ben, Alice and John went to City.
Fri. Dec. 9
Jim and Ben went to P. Cor. to have horses shod. Ben went to Bowdoin Ctr. Stevens on a bat. John S. was over. Sade, Lester and Wallace were down.
Sat. Dec. 10
James went to Falls, Ben and I went to City. Dr. very sick. Jim went to Ike Holbrook's to dance in Eve. Very cold.
Sun. Dec. 11
Cold. Boys went fox hunting. Billy went with team.
Mon. Dec. 12
Very cold. Ben took Delia home in P.M. Jim went to Falls. Jim and Billy went to P. Cor. skating. Llewelyn L. came about 10.30 P.M.
Tues. Dec. 13
Cold. Ben went to P. Cor. James went to Falls with hay for Chas. Larrabee. Llewelyn stayed til P.M. John over to skate.
Wed. Dec. 14
James went to Falls. Geo. Stevens was up to see about cutting wood. Heard that Dr. F. was very sick.
Thurs. Dec. 15
Ben went to City. Jim went to Falls. Snowed hard. Cold and windy.
Fri. Dec. 16
Dr. and M. came down to board on 4.5 P.M. Cold and windy. Larabee brought them to P. Cor. Ben met them there. Daisy lost her colt.
Sat. Dec. 17
Ben and Pa went fox hunting. Jim went to Falls. Dr. feeling some better. Jim and Bill went up to Lester’s in Eve.
Sun. Dec. 18
Dr. much better. Jim went over to Bill Garcelon’s. Ben and Billy went fox hunting.
Mon. Dec. 19
Ben and Dr. took M. to Larabee's for Larabee to meet. Warm. Ben and I went partridging in P.M. Geo. Stevens came to cut wood.
Tues. Dec. 20
Lovely and warm. Ma and Pa went over to Carr’s. Ma went over to T. Grover’s. Ben and Dr. went to ride in P.M.
Wed. Dec. 21
Snowed hard all day. Jim and I went to City. M. and Earle went to Music Hall with us in P.M.
Thurs. Dec. 22
Fine day. Ben and Ma went to Falls.
Fri. Dec. 23
Jim went to City to have tooth pulled. Dr. met M. and went to Thomaston. Came back and stayed at house.
Sat. Dec. 24
Rained hard all day. Ben took M. to P. Cor. to meet Larabee’s team.
Sun. Dec. 25
Fair. Jim took dinner up to Lester’s. Wallace took dinner with us. Billy sick with bad cold.
Mon. Dec. 26
Ben took Dr. and I down to P. Cor. then Ma and Ella. Cloudy. Jim and Ella went to P. Cor. to X-mas tree.
Tues. Dec. 27
Jim and Ella went to Falls. Brought Sailor back home. Cloudy.
Wed. Dec. 28
Ben and Lincoln went to Falls. Met M. and went to Brunswick. Snowed in P.M. Jim went rabbiting. Ben went to Bath on business with man in Madison.
Thurs. Dec. 29
Jim and Ben went fox hunting all day. I went for ride with them in P.M. Pa went up to see “My Dave”. Ma stayed at Decovin’s to supper. Foggy and cloudy.
Fri. Dec. 30
Rainy. Clear in P.M. Jim and Billy went up to Lester’s in Eve. Ben and Lincoln went to P. Cor. in P.M. to get Flash shod. Ben, Ella and I went partridging. Mr. Morgan cut toe.
Sat. Dec. 31
Billy took old mare to P. Cor. to get shod. “Friday” came to see about cutting wood. Russell cut for us. Ben and I went partridging and Dr. and Ella went too.