Diary of Alice L. Jones
Thurs. Jan. 1st
Beautiful day. 12° above. Ella and I went to Joe’s in P.M. Judy came up to supper.
Fri. Jan. 2nd
Milder, mostly fair. Roy Libby came after me in A.M. Baby born in eve. Bill and Sue called in P.M.
Sat. Jan. 3rd
Rain and very little snow. Ella had supper at Karl Libby’s.
Sun. Jan. 4th
Beautiful day. Doris took me to Ella’s in P.M. Charlie and Esther called with two children they are boarding.
Mon. Jan. 5th
Nice day. 10° above.
Tues. Jan 6th
Light squalls in morn and in late P.M. Ella spent day at Doris’ to celebrate Donnie’s birthday (2 yrs) Austin Kuch had his eye badly hurt by a hearing aid exploding in the incinerator.
Wed. Jan. 7th
Light squalls in A.M. then fair. Jean Bartley and baby (Myrna Dawn) went home in P.M. Charlie and Esther called in eve. also Laura Sawyer.
Thurs. Jan. 8th
Beautiful day. Bessie went out to dinner with Mabel Slusser. Roy L. took me to Ella’s in P.M. We walked to the store.
Fri. Jan. 9th
Snowed all day. Judy came up to supper. Ella went to Doris’ in A.M. to take care of Joyce while Dot went to Lewiston. Arnold was sick so they didn’t go.
Sat. Jan. 10
About 6-7 in. of snow fell then rain. Roy took Ella to Corner. Judy came up to dinner.
Sun. Jan. 11
Cloudy and mild. No church in A.M. (icy). Judy came up to supper.
Mon. Jan 12
Cleared away in A.M. Cooler at night. Doris came after me to take care of her children while she went to Lewiston (Dr. Label’s) with Arnold to have some teeth out. He came home sick. Bill brot me home in eve.
Tues. Jan 13
Snowed part of day (about 2 in.) Joe brot Eva down to spend the day. Jane came after school. Judy came up with Roy.
Wed. Jan. 14
Mostly cloudy, very mild. Dot took Ella to her house for the day. I went up to Arthur Thompson’s with Joe and Eva in the P.M. after apples.
Thurs. Jan. 15
Nice warm day. Ella went over to Ida Whitney’s to missionary meeting. Virgie Maxwell and Julie Currie called in P.M.
Fri. Jan. 16
Partly cloudy, 54°. Much colder at night. Judy came up with Roy.
Sat. Jan. 17
Beautiful day. 8° above. Ella spent the day in Portland with Joe, Eva and Jane. She went to choir rehearsal in eve. at Mrs. Wass.
Sun. Jan. 18
Snowed 3-4 in. during night then rained a little in early morn. Cleared off in P.M. 40°. William called in early eve. on way home from Pine St. and took me to Alice Keegan’s for visit.
Mon. Jan. 19
Mostly cloudy, very mild. Mr. Staples went to Murray Nursing Home in Auburn to see Tennie.
Tues. Jan. 20
Partly cloudy. Mary called. Dwight David Eisenhower’s inauguration at noon as President of U.S.A. Richard Nixon – Vice President.
Wed. Jan. 21
Cloudy. Roy went for examination for U. S. Service. Alice had W.C.T.U. meeting in P.M. (5 members) Had prayer meeting in eve. Mr. Staples went to see Tennie.
Thurs. Jan. 22
Fri. Jan. 23
Sat. Jan. 24
48°. Heavy wind and rain. I went to see Jennie with Mr. Staples in P.M. at nursing home.
Sun. Jan. 25
Mostly cloudy 45°. Ella, Roy and Judy came to Greene after me in P.M. Judy stayed at Ella’s to supper.
Mon. Jan. 26
Clear and colder, 20°. I went to Bessie’s in eve. when Roy went to Judy’s.
Tues. Jan 27
Mostly cloudy, 6°. Ella and I went to Dry Mills in P.M. Judy spent the eve. here also Julie Currie. Snowed lightly in eve.
Wed. Jan 28
Snowed a little then rained hard during A.M. Judy came up after dinner and stayed to supper. Roy and Ella went into Portland in P.M. to Service board.
Thurs. Jan. 29
Beautiful day. I went to Portland. I went to Portland with Joe and Eva in A.M. Dr. Beck came in to see Aunt Hat. Dot left Joyce here while she went to Portland with Marion Sawyer.
Fri. Jan. 30
Nice day. Doris here to dinner. Dr. Beck here to see Aunt Hat. Judy here to supper.
Sat. Jan. 31
46° most of day and night. Dr. Beck here to see Aunt Hat. Dot here in A.M. Roy and Judy here in eve. Fair.
Sun. Feb 1st
Squally in early morn. – rain then snow – then faired off. Joe, Eva and Ella took Aunt Hat to Maine Gen. Hospital in A.M. for observation. Roy and Judy here to dinner. Doris over in P.M.
Mon. Feb. 2nd
Partly cloudy, zero in morn. Ella and I went to hospital with Joe and Eva. Dot and Donnie went in too.
Tues. Feb 3rd
Few snow flakes fell all day. Roy Libby came after me in A.M. with Eben Tufts. Roy’s car went into the ditch on Gulley Hill. Roy Mc- took me to Ella’s in eve. Judy was there.
Wed. Feb. 4th
Snowed lightly all day – about 4 in. altogether. Roy Mc- took me to Bessie’s in morn. and back to Ella’s at night. Ella went in to see Aunt Hat with Mrs. Wass.
Thurs. Feb. 5th
Nice day. Went to Bessie’s with Roy Mc- and back in eve.
Fri. Feb. 6th
Beautiful day. Went to Bessie’s with Roy Mc- and back at night. Lola Wagg’s baby born at Lidback’s (Holly Lee)
Sat. Feb. 7th
Rained all day, clearing in eve. Roy Mc- took me to Bessie’s in morn and back at night. Ella went to see Aunt Hat with Joe and Eva. She went to Sun. school meeting at Mr. Estes’ in eve. Roy and Judy here to supper.
Sun. Feb 8th
Mild, cloudy. Ella and I went to church on bus. Dot came over in P.M. Roy and Judy here to supper.
Mon. Feb. 9th
Squally in A.M. then “faired off” windy and cold. Dot and Donnie took Ella and me in to see Aunt Hat. Judy came home with Roy.
Tues. Feb 10
20°, clear and heavy wind. Judy came home with Roy.
Wed. Feb. 11
Nice day. 20°. Ella went up to Currie’s in A.M. Ella, Vergie Maxwell and I went to see Aunt Hat with Joe and Eva. Doris and children came in later with Aunt Hat’s clothes and she came home.
Thurs. Feb. 12
16°. Snowed most of day (4 in.) Roy didn’t work.
Fri. Feb. 13
22°. Snowed lightly most of day. Dr. Beck called to see Aunt Hat also Mr. Estes. Doggett let Roy go. Cleared away in eve.
Sat. Feb. 14
Beautiful day. 6° in morn. 40° later. Roy and Judy came at 2 P.M. for steak dinner. Dot and children over. Ella went to choir rehearsal at Mrs. Wass’.
Sun. Feb. 15
Very little snow in A.M. then rain all day. Ella went to church. Roy and Judy here to supper.
Mon. Feb. 16
Good day, windy 30°. Mr. and Mrs. Estes called. Roy brot Judy up to dinner. I went to Portland with Joe, Eva and Jane in P.M. Roy and Judy here to supper.
Tues. Feb. 17
Nice day, 22°. Eva down in P.M. Roy and Judy here also.
Wed. Feb. 18
Nice day, 18°. Julia Currie down in P.M. Roy hunting for work.
Thurs. Feb. 19
Beautiful day, 14°. Dr. Beck up to see Aunt Hat. Ella went to missionary meeting at Mrs. Foss’. Freda and Everett came up in eve.
Fri. Feb. 20
Mostly cloudy, 22°. Ella had bad cold. I went to Prize-speaking with Joe and Eva. Patty Brown won first place.
Sat. Feb. 21
Rained part of day, 59° during day. Roy and Judy here to supper.
Sun. Feb. 22
Fair, 30°. I went to church with Joe and Eva. No heat and no service. Eva came down in P.M. Stayed to supper. Roy and Judy here in P.M. and to supper. Doris and Joyce over in P.M.
Mon. Feb. 23
Nice day, 16°. Judy up to supper.
Tues. Feb. 24
Much warmer, 18°. Doris took me to Lisbon Falls and I went home with Everett. Hilda, Debbie and Rhoda Sue also went down for few days.
Wed. Feb. 25
Very light snow fall in early morn. then cleared off warm. I went to Post Office in P.M. and to Winnie Reid’s then she went up home with me.
Thurs. Feb. 26
Rained part of day. Had little party in eve. Ronny had measles so Chet and Marian couldn’t come. Eben and Jennie Carlson and Mr. Richardson from Bailey Is. came. Hilda and girls went home with Eben. Sandra sick with bad tonsils.
Fri. Feb. 27
Showery, mild. Freda and Jim went to Brunswick with Mary Bangs in P.M. Everett, Freda, Sandra and I went into Portland in eve. to take Clara Stevens home (after helping Freda several weeks) then they left me at Ella’s, then took Sandra to Dr. Spear's for bad tonsils.
Sat. Feb. 28
Fair, 29°. Ella went to choir rehearsal. Judy and Roy here in P.M. to supper and spent the eve.
Sun. Mar. 1st
Fair, windy, 15°. Ella went to church. Viles brot Edna down in A.M. then he went to Portland. Dot over in P.M. Roy and Judy here in P.M., to supper and spent eve.
Mon. Mar. 2nd
Fair, 9°.Ella and Roy went shopping in P.M. Mr. and Mrs. Estes called in P.M.
Tues. Mar 3rd
Milder, partly cloudy, 15°. Judy came up in P.M.
Wed. Mar. 4th
38° - very mild, snowed about 4 in. then rained in A.M., clearing in eve. Roy worked for Harmon at Gorham (labeling). I went to Cor. with Joe and Eva in P.M. after groceries. Called at Bessie’s. Ella went to Lenten service at Congregational church in eve.
Thurs. Mar. 5th
30°, mild, fair, light squall in P.M.. Roy at home (sick?) all day till eve. Ella went to Mrs. Wass’ with Ethel Lebeau in P.M. Joe Stalin, ruler of Russian Reds died.
Fri. Mar. 6th
Fair, 25°. Roy L- came after me in morn. Delores Carr had her third boy.
Sat. Mar 7th
Fair, cold, windy, 20°. Gray had its town meeting. Charles and Esther called in P.M. Kenneth Burns and Gladys called in eve.
Sun. Mar. 8th
10°, fair and cold.
Mon. Mar. 9th
10°, fair cold, windy. Esther and Charlie left Dotty and Tiny with Bessie while they went to Portland.
Tues. Mar. 10
10°, fair, windy and colder. Sandra went to C.M.G. hospital to get ready for tonsil operation. Delores Carr went home in P.M. Roy Libby took ne to Ella’s.
Wed. Mar 11
5°, fair. Sandra had her tonsils out. Susie Quint over in P.M. Lew Q- down for haircut. Everett and Freda came after me after going to hospital to see Sandra.
Thurs. Mar. 12
Beautiful mild day. Freda went with Ev- in morning. They brot Sandra home at noon.
Fri. Mar. 13
Heavy rain all day and eve. Mayota went to Sun. school party in P.M. at Mrs. Bailey’s. Ev-, Freda, Jim and Mae Belle went to Bailey Is. to supper and dance in eve. Freddie Weber came for week-end. Mr. and Mrs. Brown (newlyweds) came for week-end.
Sat. Mar. 14
Nice day. I rode to dump with Ev-. Roads badly broken up. Ev- played at Bowdoinham.
Sun. Mar. 15
Heavy rain in late P.M. and eve. Freda, Mayota, Mae Belle and I went to church. Jim, Mayota and Freddie Weber went to Sun. school. Ev- and Freda went to Gardiner and Litchfield in P.M. and eve. Gladys Wilson spent P.M. with Mae B-. Her husband called for her in eve. and took home the divan, chair, etc. they bot of Mae Belle. Jim and Freddie went to Young Peoples meeting in eve.
Mon. Mar. 16
Heavy rain stopped about middle of A.M. Sadie Nason helped Mae B- pack up in A.M. – getting ready to move to Margaret Crowley’s in Brunswick.
Tues. Mar. 17
Mild, partly cloudy. Bernard Wilson moved two loads of Mae Belle’s goods to Crowley’s in A.M. We all went to Brunswick to “Road to Bali” in eve. to celebrate.
Wed. Mar. 18
Beautiful day. Freda, Sandra and I went to the “Red and White” in P.M. Everett and Freda took me to Gray in eve.
Thurs. Mar. 20
Mild, light snow showers all day.
Fri. Mar. 21
Beautiful warm day. Wilma Foster and baby went home in P.M. Roy, Bessie, Diane and Connie took me to Ella’s in P.M.
Sun. Mar. 22
56° - clear and warm. Ella went to church in A.M. Arnold and family came for dinner.
Mon. Mar. 23
65°+, beautiful day. Ella and I went up to cottage with Joe and Eva in P.M.
Tues. Mar. 24
43°. Began raining in P.M. (and eve.) Roy went back to work for Doggett. Judy came up when Roy came from work. Queen Mary died. (grandmother of present Queen Elizabeth)
Wed. Mar. 25
48°, cloudy, began raining in late P.M. I spent the day at Eva’s. Ella met me at Dry Mills in P.M. She went to prayer meeting in eve. Heard that Barbara Smith had left town suddenly. Judy came up at supper time.
Thurs. Mar. 26
46°, showery, heavy rain in eve. Ella went to Portland in A.M. with Joe and Eva.
Fri. Mar. 27
44°, cloudy. Ella spent the day at Doris’. Rivers very high.
Sat. Mar. 28
40°, cloudy. Ella and I went to see Susie Quint in P.M. (sick). I went to Currie’s in A.M. Ella went to choir rehearsal in eve.
Sun. Mar. 29
44°, cloudy. Ella and I went to church. Arnold and family here to dinner and in P.M. This is the fourth Sunday that our minister Bernard Estes has had supplies take his place.
Mon. Mar. 30
Showery all day. New England hard hit by floods (Saco worst hit) North bridge in Lewiston closed for several hours. Ella went to choir rehearsal for Easter. Heard that Mr. Estes and Barbara were in Ohio. Roy Libby came after me in early eve. _____ Sykes at Bessie’s.
Tues. Mar. 31
Very mild, sun shone most of P.M. (first time for 8 days) Roy Libby’s birthday.
Wed. Apr. 1st
Beautiful warm day. Shrubbery and flowers far advanced because of warm weather.
Thurs. Apr. 2nd
Showery. Esther over to dinner and spent P.M. Bessie and Roy went to Lewiston in P.M. and to service at church in eve. Connie joined the church with several others.
Fri. Apr. 3rd
Nice day. Mrs. Bernard Estes left town. (moved to Houlton) Charlie Kuch appointed R.F.D carrier in Gray.
Sat. Apr. 4th
Nice day, 59° most of day. Lawrence Libby came home from New Jersey. Roy L. took me to Ella’s in P.M. Ella went to rehearsal.
Sun. Apr. 5th
Few light showers for Easter. Ev- and Freda came after me in morn. We all went to church. Ruth Roward went home in P.M. after being here a wk. to visit Freddie Weber. All except Everett went to church in eve. for children’s concert.
Mon. Apr. 6th
Nice day. Everett started on “shift” work again 3-11. Freda spent P.M. at Ruth Wilson’s.
Tues. Apr. 7th
Wed. Apr. 8th
Fair. Granville, came down to work on boat.
Thurs. Apr 9th
Fair, warm. Granville came down for the day. Ev- had day off. Freda went to “Circle”. She and Ev- went out in eve. Freddie called in P.M.
Fri. Apr. 10
Showery. Freda and I went to song service at church then to surprise baby shower at Mrs. Odell’s.
Sat. Apr. 11
Leo and family and Fran’s sister down in late P.M. Freddie went to McBriarty’s in new Brunswick.
Sun. Apr. 12
Mostly fair, showery in eve. Freddie came in A.M. and to supper. Ev- and Leo took first lobsters of season in early morn. Leo came early to take Ev- and Freda to Dexter to see Mac Stew-. No one at home so they called at Aunt Edith’s. Leo’s family here to supper. Children went to Sun. school. Mayota and I went to church.
Mon. Apr. 13
Rainy day. Granville down all day. Freda, Sandra and I painted girls room in annex (pink). I rode to dump with Everett in eve.
Tues. Apr. 14
Rain, wind, very little snow. Snowfall over all New England. Roy Mc- got his notice for army service.
Wed. Apr. 15
Cleared away colder. Everett and Freda went to Gramp Small’s in eve.
Thurs. Apr. 16
Mostly cloudy. Ev-, Freda and I went to Lewiston shopping in A.M. Ev- and family brot our big boat to our shore in P.M. Rainy eve. We all went to Red Men’s hall to “Hermit of the Hills” put on by upper school grades.
Fri. Apr. 17
Good day. Freddie came in A.M. for wk-end. We all went to Bailey Is. Library Hall for supper and dance in eve. Ev- played.
Sat. Apr 18
Nice day, cool and windy. Freddie and Jim took me to Libby's in morn. Mrs. Tardiff patient.
Sun. Apr. 19
Cloudy, light rain starting in late P.M. Doris and Donnie called in P.M. and took me to Ella’s.
Mon. Apr. 20
Cold, few flakes of snow and light showers most of day. Ernest Libby sworn in as town manager in Meredith, N.H.
Tues. Apr. 21
Cold, partly cloudy.
Wed. Apr. 22
Nice day, windy. Roy and Bessie went to Lewiston in P.M.
Thurs. Apr. 23
Fair, windy, warmer. Roy Libby got word his brother Roscoe was very ill in the hospital. He took me to Ella’s in P.M. after Mrs. Tardiff went home.
Fri. Apr. 24
Beautiful warm day. Ella and I went to Dry Mills in P.M. Judy came home with Roy.
Sat. Apr. 25
Cloudy, light showers in P.M. Ella and I raked the yard and packed junk in the shed chamber to throw away. She went to choir rehearsal. Judy came up to supper. Eva spent P.M. here while Jane and Joe went to Portland. Officers brot Barbara Smith home from N.Y. after being jailed there. Mr. Estes “flew the coop”.
Sun. Apr. 26
Showery. Ella and I went to church in A.M. She went in eve. Arnold and family here to dinner and spent P.M. Barbara Smith and family came to church. In A.M. and eve. Funeral services held for Hazel Adams.
Mon. Apr. 27
Showery. Ella and I varnished the kitchen chairs, desk etc. Had hearing in Portland on Barbara Smith case.
Tues. Apr. 28
Fair. Doris took Ella to her house to spend P.M.
Wed. Apr. 29
Fair, cool. Ella and I papered back entry. Judy spent P.M. with us and stayed for supper. Ella went to prayer meeting. Two Prudential Insurance men here in eve. to write policy for Roy.
Thurs Apr. 30
Beautiful day. Doris and children took Ella and me to Bill’s and Sue’s in P.M.
Fri. May 1st
Rain in morn. then about an inch of snow. Ella went to Cor. with Joe and Eva in A.M. and to Stevens Mills with Mrs. Wass in eve. to missionary meeting. Virgie Maxwell over in eve. with basket of pheasant eggs.
Sat. May 2nd
Showery. Freda, Leo and family came after me in late P.M. Had lobster dinner. Dr. Swisher came to dinner (Retired – so moving to his home on the Island.
Sun. May 3rd
Nice day. Freda and children went to Sun. school. Freda and I went to church. Freddie took young peoples group to Monmouth in P.M. Mrs. Dr. Bauman, two boys, a friend and her daughter called to have tea in P.M.
Mon. May 4th
Nice day. Freddie left in morn. Dr. Swisher and wife here to dinner. Freda and I went up to Mary Bangs after supper.
Tues. May 5th
Showery in the A.M. then foggy. I went to lobster traps with Ev- in A.M. Mae Belle and Margaret Crowley her to noon lunch. Dr. and Mrs. Swisher here at night. Freda went to P.T.A. in eve.
Wed. May 6th
Beautiful day. We rode to dump with Ev- in P.M. Dr. Swisher and wife here to 6 P.M. dinner. Freda and I went to store then to Mrs. Odell’s in eve.
Thurs. May 7th
Mostly fair. The Swishers came for dinner. We all took picnic lunch and went to “Bowdoin Drive-In”.
Fri. May 8th
Foggy. Freda and Winnie Read went to Brunswick with Ev- in P.M. and came back with him at 11:30 P.M. Called to see Mae Belle (not at home).
Sat. May 9th
Foggy most of day. Jimmie went to Falls with Everett.
Sun. May 10
Beautiful day. We all went to church at Litchfield. I rode home with at noon with Phil Rowe and family. Freda and children rode down with Gramp Small. We went to Gramp Small’s cottage for lunch. Ev- went to mill from Gramp Small’s in P.M.
Mon. May 11
Nice day. Our electric pump stopped. Freda and Ev- pulled lobster traps in eve.
Tues. May 12
Nice day. I spent the day at the Falls at Ruth Tarr’s, Lillian Guenther’s and Maude Smith’s. Had dinner at Laura’s. I went to Susie Houlton’s in eve. Jim went mossing after school. Ev- and Freda went lobstering then to store and dump in eve.
Wed. May 13
Rainy day. Mae Belle called in A.M. I cooked all day for freezer. (cookies, pies and tarts) Jim and Ev- went losing in late P.M.
Thurs. May 14
Showery. Freda and Mayota went to Brunswick in P.M. with Mary Bangs. Had party in eve. – Severys, Chester and family, Gramp Small and family. Jimmy got his first money from mossing (2 P.M.s) after school $5.25
Fri. May 15
Black, rainy eve. I went to Post Office. Everett and Freda went to Earle Larrabee’s to supper then they all went out for eve. Freddie came to supper.
Sat. May 16
Nice day. Malcolm McD- came home – all done with navy service. We all took a picnic lunch and went to Army-Navy day at Brunswick – parade in A.M. then to Navy Base. Freddie went to Canada after parade. Grammy Lucinda Smith passed away.
Sun. May 17
Rainy day. No church or Sun. school here due to Methodist conference in Auburn. Mary Bangs invited Freda to go to services at Cundy’s Harbor then Mary and children came here for lunch.
Mon. May 18
Rainy morn. Granville down over night. Slept on boat. Ev- and Freda went out in eve. Funeral services for Gram Smith.
Tues. May 19
Mostly fair, light showers in late P.M. and eve. Ev- Granville and Hilda went out fishing all day. They stayed to supper and went home.
Wed. May 20
Mostly fair. Freda made mew covering for big chair. Ev- and Freda went to Earle Larrabee’s in eve.
Thurs. May 21
Fair. I painted both rooms upstairs first coat.
Fri. May 22
Foggy and misty. Sandra stayed at home and made herself a circular skirt. Mae Belle came for wk-end. Freddie came to supper. Took Freda, Mae Belle and me to song service at church.
Sat. May 23
Mostly fair. Mae Belle went to Odell’s in A.M. to spend night. Freddie came in late P.M. Freda and Ev- went out in eve.
Sun. May 24
Beautiful day. Freddie took Freda, 3 children and me to Cundy’s Harbor church in A.M. The children and Freddie went to Orr’s Is. Sun school in morn. Freda, the three children, Phyllis, Sharon and I went over to Allison’s shore in P.M. Ev- took the family to Nazarene church on Great Is. in eve. Mr. Webb – preacher.
Mon. May 25
Beautiful day. Freddie left for Air Base in morn. Freda and I called at Mary Bangs’ in eve. She took us to the Red and White.
Tues. May 26
Beautiful day. Ev- and Freda took me to Litchfield to get flowers at Gram Small’s for cemeteries. We ate lunch at Stewarts, went to Falls and to Auburn cemetery then to Ella’s by Poland Spring Road. Doris and children called. (Arnold and family staying at Hazel Libby’s cottage. Ella and I had supper and spent eve. at Karl Libby’s.
Wed. May 27
Light showers in P.M.. Ella and I went up to cottage in A.M. to help Doris move back home to Penny Rd. (Cottage sole?) Roy and Judy came to supper.
Thurs. May 28
Few sprinkles during night. Doris and Donnie came over in early morn. to take Roy to Portland to go into army service. Ella, Judy and I went along, then Doris and children, Ella and I went to S. Auburn cemetery, to Lisbon Falls and Lewiston. Ella and I went to Eva Mc-‘s in eve to surprise shower for Mary Lockhard. 17 there. (Mary and Robert Perry)
Fri. May 29
Beautiful day. Mrs. Legge called in P.M.
Sat. May 30
Fair. Ella and I went to Memorial Day exercises with Joe and family in A.M. We took a walk up in woods in P.M. and called at Currie’s. Roy called Judy from camp Deven’s.
Sun. May 31
Nice day. Ella and I went to church in A.M. Had Baccalaureate at Baptist church. Dick Morrison from Waterville preached.
Mon. June 1st
Nice day. Ella and I painted inside of piazza. Fan Jordan died. (84)
Tues. June 2nd
Nice day. Listened to Queen Elizabeth coronation in morn. We cleaned Roy’s room and went to Dry Mills in P.M.
Wed. June 3rd
Perfect day. Doris and Donnie took Ella and me to Cor. in A.M. I painted piazza floor and Ella painted chairs in P.M.
Thurs. June 4th
Light showers. Doris took Ella to Dr. Russell’s in A.M. for bad cold. Joyce has whooping cough. Joe and Eva called in P.M. Funeral services for Fan Jordan.
Fri. June 5th
Partly cloudy, distant thunder shower in eve. Julia down in P.M.
Sat. June 6th
90°. Few sprinkles in P.M. We set out tomatoes. I went to Dry Mills in A.M. Ella went to choir rehearsal and shower for Mary Lockhard at Mrs. Wass.
Sun. June 7th
Mostly fair, shower in early P.M. Johnny Morrison took Arnold, Dot, Donnie, Ella, Judy and me to Camp Devens to see Roy. Virgie ran in to look after Aunt Hat in P.M. Brian Charles Parsons born.
Mon. June 8th
Beautiful day. Arnold (and Don) came in P.M. for hair cut. Doris sick (bad throat) Ella and I went up to store in P.M. Mrs. Legge called.
Tues. June 9th
Distant thunder shower in P.M. We cleaned the dining room. Tornados in central Mass. Worcester worst hit.
Wed. June 10
Nice day. Judy spent day with us. Roy called up from Camp Devens in eve. Ella and Judy went to Dry Mills in A.M.
Thurs. June 11
Cool, mostly cloudy. Ella and I cleaned upstairs. Roy was sent to Camp Gordon, Georgia.
Fri. June 12
Beautiful day. Harold Quint brot Lew down for hair cut in P.M. Ella and I went to Baptist church wedding of Mary Lockhard and Robert Perry in eve. Dick Morrison performed the Ceremony.
Sat. June 13
Nice day, cool. Ella and I went to Dry Mills in P.M. Helen Sawyer Gilpatrick moved out to Eleanor’s from Portland.
Sun. June 14
Nice day. Ella and I went to church in A.M. Arnold and family here to dinner and P.M. Judy called to supper.
Mon. June 15
Nice day. Judy up in eve. also Joe, Eva and Malcolm. Ella rec’d her allotment papers from Indiana to fill out.
Tues. June 16
Beautiful day. Dot and children came in A.M. to wash. She came in P.M. Took Ella to Judge Sanborn’s to have allotment papers made out and took me to Dr. Beck’s. We went up to Mrs. Currie’s Sr. in eve. Joe took Aunt Hat up to Addie Fields’ in P.M. She was away. Bessie had baby in eve. – Mrs. Hitchcock from Portland.
Wed. June 17
Fine day. Roy Lobby came after me in A.M.
Thurs. June 18
Nice day. Charlie and Esther here to dinner. Ella went to last missionary meeting of the season at Bert Skillings. Mrs. Powers had meeting.
Fri. June 19
Nice day, hot. Julius and Ethel Rosenberg electrocuted at “Sing Sing” as spies – giving away U. S. atom bomb secrets to Russia.
Sat. June 20
Hot - 96°. Mrs. Hitchcock and baby went home to Portland in A.M. Roy L. took me to Ella’s in P.M. Ella and I had supper at Karl Libby’s.
Sun. June 21
Nice day, cooler. Ella went to church in A.M. Arnold and family came to dinner and spent P.M. Ray and Vera and four children called in P.M. Judy came to dinner and spent P.M.
Mon. June 22
Thunder from 2 A.M. to mid A.M. with rain. Ella and I finished painting and varnished kitchen floor. Wilfred Liberty came in eve. to fix electric pump.
Tues. June 23
Nice day. Arnold brot over sawed wood. Mrs. Currie came down in P.M. also Joe and Eva.
Wed. June 24
Beautiful day. Judy spent day with us. Dot and Donnie came over in P.M. and hauled 2 truckloads of waste to the dump. Everett, Jim, Freda, Mayota and Mrs. Stevens came up to have picnic lunch at Ella’s after work. I went to Orr’s Is. with them after taking Mrs. Stevens to Portland. Margaret Stewart working for Freda.
Thurs. June 25
Beautiful day. Fixed a room in garage for Jimmie.
Fri. June 26
Few sprinkles in early morn. Everett took me to Ella’s at 4.40 A.M. Arnold and family over in P.M. He hauled waste to dump. Left Dot and children and came after them in eve. Dot sick with bad throat again.
Sat. June 27
Nice day, Arnold brot Dot and children over to stay few days. He stayed over night. Johnny, Catherine and children came in P.M. Marian Sawyer took Doris to Dr.’s in Portland in eve. Freddie Weber and Ruth _________ married at 4 P.M.
Sun. June 28
Nice day. Arnold came over to dinner and over all night. Bill and Sue spent day with us. Judy took Joyce to her house for the P.M.
Mon. June 29
Nice day. Arnold and Mrs. Morrison called in P.M. Arnold here over night. Dr. Russell came up to see Doris in P.M.
Tues. June 30
Nice day. Arnold here over night. Judy came up in eve. also Joe and Eva. Ella, Lennie and I went up to Curries in eve.
Wed. July 1st
Fair. Ella went to Cor. with Joe and Eva. Eva took Stevie home with them for the day. Judy up in eve.
Thurs. July 2nd
Fair. Joe, Jane and friend(who worked with Jane at Cooper’s place) called in P.M. Doris over in eve.
Fri. July 3rd
Beautiful day. Clarence Golding disappeared. Cath- and Stevie went to Dry Mills in A.M. Ella Harding (Jr.) and 2 boys called in P.M. Judy came up to supper. Ella and I walked down below old Morrell place with her. Karl Libby went to Auburn for cardiogram – coronary thrombosis.
Sat. July 4th
Perfect day. All of us, Doris and children and Judy spent day at Sebago State Park.
Sun. July 5th
Beautiful day. Ella went to church. I stayed in bed most of day with bad throat. Judy up to supper.
Mon. July 6th
Nice day. Few sprinkles in eve. Ella and Cath- went to Dry mills in P.M. Doris called and left Lennie.
Tues. July 7th
Nice day. Ella went to Gray with Eva and Joe in P.M. Doris and Janice called and left children while they went to hospital to see Joanne. Dot came back in eve. after children and Lennie.
Wed. July 8th
Nice day, very light thunder shower in P.M. Judy spent day with us. She and Ella went to store in P.M. Ella went to prayer and business meeting in eve.
Thurs. July 9th
Light shower in early morn. then fair. Madelyn Penley and 2 children and Dorothy Powers and children called in eve. Body of Golding found on Dutton Hill.
Fri. July 10
Beautiful day. Roy L. came after me in A.M. Beryl Jordan from New Gloucester. Another patient (Jean Thurston from New Glou- came in eve. Chas and Esther here to dinner.
Sat. July 11
Nice day. Jean had her baby in early eve. (badly deformed). Charlie and Lawrence here to dinner. Kenneth and Gladys called in eve.
Sun. July 12
Mon. July 13
Rainy day, cool. Deformed baby died in A.M. Charlie and Esther here to dinner.
Tues. July 14
Partly cloudy. Beryl Jordan went home in P.M.
Wed. July 15
Partly cloudy. Jean Thurston went home in P.M. Roy took me to Ella’s in P.M. Joe and Eva there. Judy spent the day at Ella’s and stayed to supper. Jane and Carol Beal called in eve. from Centennial Spring House.
Thurs. July 16
Beautiful day. Joe took Aunt Hat up to Addie Fields’. Ella went up to store in late P.M. Gloria Grant Robinson and husband called in eve.
Fri. July 17
Clear, hot day. Doris brot Joyce over for the day. and brot Lennie home for wk-end when she came after Joyce in eve.
Sat. July 18
Slightly cooler. Everett brot me home for wk-end.
Sun. July 19
Beautiful day. Mayota, Don Wall and I went to church. The Stewarts came down in P.M. to see Margaret.
Mon. July 20
Foggy part of day, sticky. Ev- took me to Gray in early morn. Aubigne Cushing Smith and Mrs. Godin (New Glou-) patients. Mrs. Smith left in P.M. to go to Bangor hospital.
Tues July 21
Partly cloudy. Distant thunder shower in early eve. little rain. Donnie and another boy here to dinner. Heavy thunder shower about midnight. Struck Kenneth Sawyer’s.
Wed. July 22
Partly cloudy, cooler. Hazel here to supper.
Thurs. July 23
Started raining in early eve. Doris at Ella’s sick with another bad throat (children there too)
Fri. July 24
Mostly fair, few sprinkles, much colder at night. Mrs. Godin left in P.M. and Mrs. Homan came – had baby.
Sat. July 25
Perfect Sept. day. Johnny and Grandma Bisciglia came to Ella for vacation.
Sun. July 26
Nice day. Esther came over in eve. to pick over blueberries.
Mon. July 27
Partly cloudy. Two thunder showers in P.M.
Tues. July 28
Perfect day. Mrs. Homan went home in early eve. Roy took me to Ella’s
Wed. July 29
Partly cloudy. Ella worked on blueberries for Harmon with Eleanor in A.M. and went to Doris’ in P.M. for few days. Dot in bed with another bad throat. Judy came up in P.M. Johnny took us to Cole’s to supper then took ice cream for dessert up to Doris.
Thurs. July 30
Nice day. Johnny took Cath- and Lennie up to Doris’ in P.M. He went to “Scarboro Downs” in eve.
Fri. July 31
Nice day. Johnny and family and I went up to Joe’s in eve.
Sat. Aug. 1st
Beautiful day. Johnny and boys went to Portland in P.M. He and Cath- went out in eve. Doris brot Ella home in P.M.
Sun. Aug. 2nd
Beautiful day. Ella went to church. Arnold took Dot to Osteopathic hospital in A.M. to have tonsils out. Left Joyce with Ella and Donnie part time. Alta Forster took him part time. Cat- went to Emily Hall’s to baby shower for Beverly Prince. Judy came up in eve. Johnny took her home.
Mon. Aug. 3rd
Nice day, partly cloudy. Johnny began painting house for Aunt Hat. Roy L. came after me in late P.M. Marie Bragdon and Evelyn Durgin had babies in late P.M. and eve. Arnold over in P.M. Johnny tool them all into hospital to see Dot.
Tues. Aug. 4th
Mostly fair. Began raining in early eve. Marie Small and baby (24 hrs. old) went home.
Wed. Aug. 5th
Rained all night, faired off in P.M. Dot came home from hospital. I went up to Doris’ in P.M. with Johnny and family. Ella went home to help Doris a few days.
Thurs. Aug. 6th
Fri. Aug. 7th
Fair. Patient went home in early P.M. Roy and Bessie tool me to Ella’s.
Sat. Aug. 8th
Fair. Johnny and his mother went home to N. Y. in early morn. Arnold and family brot Ella home in eve.
Sun. Aug. 9th
Fair. Ella went to church in A.M. and eve. Judy came up to supper.
Mon. Aug. 10
Rainy day. Patient came to Bessie’s.
Tues. Aug. 11
Fair. Bill came after me in A.M. to take Ella and me to Sue’s for few days. In P.M. the four of us went to Bowdoin Ctr. up Buker’s road to Litchfield Cor., down by Lester’s and out Jean’s road to Wheeler’s.
Wed. Aug. 12
Nice day. We went to Webster Cor., down to Willis Goss’ to Mabel Pooler’s. In eve. we called at Vera’s and went berrying up on Bill’s lot and Jack Byrnes’ hill.
Thurs. Aug. 13
Nice day. We took a picnic lunch and went from Johnson place up thru the woods to our old brick house and ate, then called at Stewarts, went to Center. Called on Sadie Garland (at her mother’s old place) and Gerry and family then called on Ray and Lila Purington (Ray’s 70th birthday). Spent the eve. at Vera’s after going to Falls.
Fri. Aug. 14
Fair. Went to Myrt’s in A.M. Bill and Sue brot us home in P.M. Madelyn Penley and Elaine stayed with Catherine while we were gone.
Sat. Aug. 15
Rainy morn. then faired off, light showers in P.M. Roy L. came after me in A.M. Bessie’s patient had her baby after being there five days.
Sun. Aug. 16
Perfect day. I went up to Ella’s in P.M. with Arnold. Margaret Stewart got thru work at Freda’s. “Old Home” day at West Bowdoin.
Mon. Aug. 17
Nice day. I went over to Karl Libby’s in eve. Ernest Libby took 3 of family to Meredith.
Tues. Aug. 18
Beautiful day. Roy took Bessie to Lewiston to see Dr. in P.M. Connie here most of day. Priscilla and Charlie Harmon came in eve. for few days.
Wed. Aug. 19
Fair. Mrs. Lloyd Gibbs went home to Pownal in eve. Arleen Newal (her sister) came and had her baby in eve. Charlie Kuch here to dinner.
Thurs. Aug. 20
Nice day. Priscilla and Charlie had dinner at Esther’s. They went home in eve.
Fri. Aug. 21
Nice day. Madelyn Libby came in P.M. Howard Thompson and wife from Hingham, Mass arrived at Bessie’s in P.M. for visit. Roy took me to Ella’s for the night.
Sat. Aug. 22
Nice day, warmer. Roy L. came after me in morn. Madelyn Libby had baby in morn. Roy took me to Ella’s for night.
Sun. Aug. 23
Beautiful day, much warmer. Roy came after me in morn. The Thompsons left in P.M.
Mon. Aug. 24
Mostly fair, light rain in early eve. Bessie went to Hazel’s in P.M.to paper hall, scrub floors, etc. Ernest’s family getting ready to move to Meredith, New Hampshire.
Tues. Aug. 25
Cloudy. Madelyn Libby went home in A.M.. Roy took me to Ella’s in P.M. Cath- and children, Ella and I walked up to store in P.M. Cath-, Dot, Judy and Alta Foster had dinner at Bessie’s in eve.
Wed. Aug. 26
Mostly cloudy, showers during the night. Karl Sr. brot Judy up to spend the day. Ella went to prayer meeting and stayed to farewell party for Mr. and Mrs. John LeFleur (moving to Wisconsin).
Thurs. Aug. 27
Nice day. Doris took Cath- and children to her house for few days. Ella and I went to see Lew and Mattie in P.M.
Fri. Aug. 28
Fair, hotter. 88°+. Dot took Ella and me to her house for the day.
Sat. Aug. 29
Fair, 92°. Dot brot Cath- and children home in A.M.
Sun. Aug. 30
Fair, 92°. Ella went to church in A.M. Cath- and I went in eve. Heard Harold Small (new minister). Arnold and family over to dinner. Judy and Karl Sr. called.
Mon. Aug. 31
Fair, hot. Cath- went to Lewiston with Doris to get school clothes for Lennie.
Tues. Sept. 1st
Wed. Sept. 2nd
Fair, 94°. Judy spent day with us. Roy L. came after me in late P.M. Erninnie Crandal White had first baby, James Michael.
Thurs. Sept. 3rd
Fair, slightly cooler.
Fri. Sept. 4th
Fair, hotter. Patty came to stay over week-end.
Sat. Sept. 5th
Fair, hot, muggy. Jean Carr came in morn.
Sun. Sept 6th
Hot, partly cloudy, muggy. Jean Carr went home in morn. Aldine Verrill Wallace had her first baby (Jolene Palmer). Distant thunder showers about midnight.
Mon. Sept. 7th
Dark and showery, partly fair in P.M. Erminnie White went home in P.M. Kenneth Burns taken to hospital (heart)
Tues. Sept. 8th
Beautiful fall day. Gladys came up in P.M. Ella, Dot and Cath- made their trip to Bowdoin.
Wed. Sept. 9th
Fair, cool fall day. Hazel took Patty to Bangor to start college. Jean Carr had baby in eve.
Thurs. Sept. 10
Beautiful day. Hazel L. called on way back from Bangor to Meredith, N. H.
Fri. Sept. 11
Nice day. Frost in some places. Aldine Wallace went home in P.M. with “Joline”.
Sat. Sept. 12
Fair, light showers in late eve. Johnny came about 3.30 A.M. I went up to Ella’s with Arnold and family in eve. Judy and Audrey there too.
Sun. Sept. 13
Heavy rain in morn., clearing in late P.M. Roy L. took me to Ella’s in A.M. Jean Carr went home in P.M. Judy spent day at Ella’s. Arnold and family over in P.M. Ella and I went to church in eve. with Mrs. LeBeau.
Mon. Sept. 14
Fair, windy cool. Julia Currie (“Dodi”) down in P.M. Judy came up in eve.
Tues. Sept. 15
Fair. Dot took Ella and me to her house for the day.
Wed. Sept 16
Distant thunder shower. Judy spent day here. We set mail box over and went to store in P.M. Ella went to church in eve. in P.M.
Thurs. Sept. 17
Partly cloudy. Ella went to Missionary meeting at church. Susie Quint came over in P.M. Ella and I went to Virgie Maxwell’s in eve.
Fri. Sept. 18
Nice day. Dot took us to her house to paper her living room. Brot us home in eve. after going to “shower” (baby) at Blake’s.
Sat. Sept. 19
Nice day. Roy L went to ball game in Boston.
Sun. Sept. 20
78°, mostly cloudy. Roy L. came after me in morn. Jennie Hall had boy.
Mon. Sept 21
Showery most of day.
Tues. Sept. 22
Good day. Everett and family called in P.M. on way home from vacation to Rockland, Greenville, northern Maine and Colebrok, N.H. I went up to Ella’s with them. They stay at Ella’s to supper.
Wed. Sept. 23
Beautiful day. Jennie Hall and baby went home. Roy took me to Ella’s in P.M. Karl Sr. and Gram came up in eve. I went to Little Sebago with them. Gram stayed with Aunt hat. Ella went to Prayer meeting.
Thurs. Sept. 24
Beautiful day. Ev- and Freda took Ella and me on ride to S. Paris, Rumford, Dixfield, Norridgewock to Waterville to see Aunt Edith and to Orr’s Is. to supper. We took Ella home in eve and I went back to Island for few days.
Fri. Sept 25
Beautiful warm day. Freda and I went to Brunswick in P.M. In eve. we all went to pictures at Cumberland. Don Wall came for wk-end. Doris was hurt by cow up to Morrison’s.
Sat. Sept. 26
Nice day. We washed, ironed and sewed.
Sun. Sept. 27
Fair, warm. Don took us all to church except Everett. They all went out for boat ride in eve. except me. Ev- Freda and I went to Land’s End and to McArthy’s beach in late P.M. Ev- and Freda took me to Gray in eve. Dot taken to hospital. Joyce with Ella, Donnie at Gram Morrison’s.
Mon. Sept. 28
Nice warm day. Arnold called in late P.M. also Joe and Eva. Judy came in P.M.
Tues. Sept. 29
Nice day. Ella went to hospital with Arnold to see Dot. Julia Currie down in eve.
Wed. Sept. 30
Cloudy. Arnold and Donnie came over in eve.
Thurs. Oct. 1st
Nice day. Arnold took Ella, Donnie, Joyce and me to Portland in A.M. to bring Doris home from Osteopathic hospital then we went to their house for the day.
Fri. Oct. 2nd
Nice day. Arnold came after Ella and me in early morn. and brot us home in eve.
Sat. Oct. 3rd
Beautiful warm day. Arnold took Ella over for the day. She went to choir rehearsal at Mrs. Wass in eve. Judy came up to supper.
Sun. Oct. 4th
Warm mostly fair. Few sprinkles in P.M. Ella and I went to church. Winnie Stewart, Harry Jr and Margaret came about noon. We all went up to Joe’s in P.M.
Mon. Oct. 5th
Mostly cloudy. Ella went to Portland in eve. with group from church to see Billy Graham pictures. The Burnells and Virgie getting water here. Big crews moving in to start on super highway from Portland to Augusta.
Tues. Oct. 6th
Light showers. Ella and I went to store in P.M. Judy came to stay over night.
Wed. Oct. 7th
Light showers. Roy L. came after me in morn. Mrs. Burnell from Cumberland had boy. Roy went to Poland Springs for C.M.P. annual outing. Snow all over northern Maine.
Thurs. Oct. 8th
Clear and much cooler. Ella spent day at Missionary Basket meeting in Falmouth.
Fri. Oct. 9th
Nice day, warmer – first heavy frost. Ella went to Portland. Bessie went to ride with Lucy Wilson in P.M. Patty came in late P.M. for week-end.
Sat. Oct. 10
Nice day, warm. Frank Curtis passed away very suddenly. Ella went to Lewiston. I went to Meredith, N.H. with Roy in P.M. when he took Patty and Richard Baxter up home. We stayed to supper and brot Jeanie and Donnie home with us. Charlie and Esther out in eve.
Sun. Oct. 11
Mostly cloudy. Roy and Bessie went to C.M.P. new dam at Indian Pond with Dr. and Mrs. Beck. Ernest and family brot Patty back to take the 6 P.M. bus for Bangor and Richard went to Castine (Maritime Academy) Roy took me to Ella’s in eve.
Mon. Oct. 12
Showery in morn. clearing in P.M. Viles Wing left Edna at Ella’s while he went to Portland. Roy L. came after me in morn.
Tues. Oct. 13
Nice day, frosty morn. Hazel brot Diane, Connie and her friend (police chief’s daughter) down to spend the day.
Wed. Oct. 14
Beautiful day. Jeanie and friend from Meredith here to dinner. Ella and Judy spent the day at Doris’.
Thurs. Oct. 15
Nice day, mild.
Fri. Oct. 16
Beautiful warm day. Not a cloud in the sky. Ells and Mrs. Morrison and Arnold and family went to ride to Rumford, etc. Home by Waterville to see Dick and Ruth Morrison. Eleanor Lund went home in late P.M. Roy and Bessie took me to Ella’s after supper.
Sat. Oct. 17
Nice day. Ella and I went up to see Addie Fields in P.M. Ella went to choir rehearsal at Mrs. Wass’.
Sun. Oct. 18
Nice day. Ella and I went to church in A.M. She went in eve. Judy came up after dinner and stayed to supper. Arnold and family came to dinner and spent P.M. Ella, Judy and I walked down cross road to see the operations on the new super highway.
Mon. Oct. 19
Very clear, warm day 73°. Doris and children came over to do her washing. Ella and I went over Susie Quint’s in late P.M.
Tues. Oct. 20
Doris, Donnie and Judy came in eve. to celebrate Ella’s birthday. Judy stayed over night.
Wed. Oct. 21
Nice day, slightly cooler. Ev- and Freda came after me in A.M. Surprise party after prayer meeting for Ella at church.
Thurs. Oct. 22
Nice day. Freda went to Circle and church service in eve. Bessie had boy.
Fri. Oct. 23
Cloudy – rainy eve. Ev- and Freda took me to Bessie’s in early morn.
Sat. Oct. 24
Sun. Oct. 25
Much cooler. Rained in P.M. and eve.
Mon. Oct. 26
Cloudy. Mrs. Sargent went home in eve. Nina Bisco had baby in early eve.
Tues. Oct. 27
Cloudy – rainy eve. Patty Libby came in P.M. Patty Barter here to supper.
Wed. Oct. 28
Rained in A.M. and night 60°.
Thurs. Oct. 29
Showery most of day. Frances Libby (Karl’s mother) passed away in early morn. Bessie went to “Club” at Annie Merrill’s in eve.
Fri. Oct. 30
Cleared away in A.M. Nina Bisco went home in eve. Roy took me to Ella’s.
Sat. Oct. 31
Partly cloudy. Ella and I went to Dry Mills in P.M. and called to remember Susie Quint’s birthday (Nov 1st) 53 yrs. We went to Frye Hall Portland in eve. with Mr. and Mrs. Wass to hear Jim Vaus, evangelist (ex-criminal).
Sun. Nov. 1st
Mostly cloudy. Ella and I went to church with Eva and Jane. Arnold and family came to dinner. Ella and I walked down back road in late P.M. to see work done on super highway.
Mon. Nov. 2nd
Mostly fair. Joe shot deer. Dot and children over in A.M. Ella and I went to Eva’s in P.M. Julia Curie down in eve.
Tues. Nov. 3rd
Mostly cloudy. Arnold and Donnie over in A.M. with wood and put on double windows and banking boards.
Wed. Nov. 4th
Fair, cooler. Ev- came after me to take me home in A.M. Mayota sick. All but Ev- and Mayota went to Bailey Is. church to hear Mr. Grove from Peak’s Is.
Thurs. Nov. 5th
Nice day, colder. Miss Johnson went to Harrison for few days. Freda and Ev- went hunting up in Bowdoin in P.M. Had supper at Stewart’s. Freda and I went to Bailey Is. church with Roberta McElman in eve. Mayota in bed all day.
Fri. Nov. 6th
Cloudy, snow in N.Y. and N.J. Had supper at our house for Orr’s and Bailey Is. churches, then Freda and I went to Bailey Is. church to last service by Mr. Grove. Mrs. Grove arrived in P.M. They left for Portland in eve. Hazel Johnson came home from her wk-end trip to Harrison.
Sat. Nov. 7th
Heavy wind, ½ in. snow (during night) rain. Lights out a short time in early eve. Don Wall came in P.M. for wk-end. Ev-, Freda and Jim went to McCarty’s garage in Lisbon and traded Denny’s 41 Ford for 48 Plymouth.
Sun. Nov. 8th
Nice day. Children and Don went to Sunday school. Ev- sick. Don, Freda, Mayota and Sharon took me to Greene in P.M.
Mon. Nov. 9th
Partly cloudy. Urn. Called to see me in P.M. Russell Tuck called in eve.
Tues. Nov. 10
Fair. Hazel Howe came to work for Alice. Ev- and Freda came after me at noon to take me to Ella’s then to Bessie’s to work. Arnold and Fred Libby sawed Ella’s wood. Aunt Hat went to Dry Mills to see Addie Fields. Bessie had “Bridge” party in eve.
Wed. Nov. 11
Fair. Charlie and Esther came out in eve. to play cards.
Thurs. Nov. 12
Fair. Roy took Bessie to dentist’s in Portland. Bessie sick. I kept the baby up in my room for the night. Eva, Jane and Ella called to take me to bridal shower for Judy at Audrey Todd’s.
Fri. Nov. 13
Nice day. Bessie sick.
Sat. Nov. 14
Cloudy. Margaret Wing and baby Timothy went home in P.M. Roy took me to Ella’s in P.M. Roy Mc (and Judy) arrived about 10 P.M. from Camp Gordon, Georgia. Malcolm in in P.M. from U. of M. (first year)
Sun. Nov. 15
Fair. Mild. I was sick all day with epidemic going the rounds (vomiting and bowell trouble). Ella went to church in A.M. and eve. Judy, Roy, Arnold and family here in P.M. Gid Wheeler passed away.
Mon. Nov. 16
Beautiful warm day. Judy and Roy spent the day shopping in Portland. Ella went in with Karl. Called fire department for fire in kitchen chimney. Clarence Quint sent 2 men down to clean out both chimneys. Ev- and Freda came after me in eve.
Tues. Nov. 17
Nice warm day. Freda and I rode to Brunswick with Bob Bangs to shop in P.M. and came home with Everett.
Wed. Nov. 18
Beautiful warm day. Freda and I went to Mrs. Odell’s in A.M. Ev- took us to Bailey Is. to see ocean by moonlight. Funeral services for Gideon Wheeler.
Thurs. Nov. 19
Beautiful warm day 60°-70°. I went to P.O. and called in at Susie Houghton’s in A.M. Freda went to Circle in P.M. and Ladies Christian service meeting in eve. Everett and I went to Gray in eve. To Roy and Judy’s wedding at her home. Married by Mr. DeAlfonzo of Congregational church, Karl Jr. best man, Audrey Todd, maid of honor.
Fri. Nov. 20
Nice warm day. Freda in bed sick most of day. Ev- and Jim went to Litchfield hunting. Came home at noon. Too hot to hunt. Women on streets with no coats on. Don came for wk-end. Freddie Weber called in P.M. Jim and Mayota went to M.Y.F. supper at church.
Sat. Nov. 21
Partly cloudy, very warm. Freda in bed most of day. Winnie Reid and I took walk for bay berries in P.M.
Sun. Nov. 22
Mostly cloudy. Girls went to Sun. school. Freda and I went to church. Ev- and Freda went to Gramp Small’s in eve.
Mon. Nov. 23
Warm, heavy wind and rain most of day. Ev- went hunting up to Gramp Small’s in A.M. Ev- and Freda went out in P.M. Doris came in late P.M. and stayed to supper then I went back to Gray with her to stay with Aunt Hat a few days while they took a trip to N.Y. Arnold, Doris and Donnie stayed at Ella’s all night.
Nice day. Arnold, Dot, Donnie, Ella and Judy left in early morn to take Roy to Camp Klimer in N.J. and Make Catherine and Johnny a visit.
Wed. Nov. 25
Heavy rain and wind. Lights out from 6-6.45 P.M. Alma Powers and Albert Perry married at Gray Baptist church.
Thurs. Nov. 26
Nice day, cooler. I had dinner at Joe’s. Eva came down home with me after dinner and stayed to supper. Everett and family spent day at Gramp Small’s then came here to eat supper. (Brot it with them) The folks arrived from N.Y. in late eve.
Fri. Nov. 27
Nice day. Ella and I went up to cut Lew Quint’s hair in P.M. Julia came down. A friend from Portland called on Aunt Hat.
Sat. Nov. 28
Cloudy. Ella and I went over to Susie Q.’s in late P.M. Judy came up in eve.
Sun. Nov. 29
Mostly cloudy. Ella and I went to church in A.M. Judy came up in P.M. and stayed to supper. Doris over in P.M. Ella and I rode to Cor. when Karl Jr. came after Judy. We called on Mrs. Webster then went to evening service.
Mon. Nov. 30
Cloudy. First day clothes froze on lines. Doris, Ella and Donnie took me to Bill’s in P.M. Bill and I went over to Myrt’s in eve. I rode to Falls when Bill took Sue to work at 11 P.M.
Tues. Dec. 1st
Light spit of snow during night. Bill and I went to Falls in A.M. then to see Jen and June and from there he took me to Stewart’s for visit May and Wallace called about midnight.
Wed. Dec. 2nd
Nice day, colder. Winnie and I went up to our old place and down to Brick House in P.M. Littlefield girl spend night with Margaret. Harry went up to Morin's with them in eve. to watch television. Mary brot them home. Dot Stewart went to C.M.G. for operation.
Thurs. Dec. 3rd
Fair, warmer.Win- and I went to Falls when Harry Sr. went to work. We shopped then had lunch at Miskey’s. Called on Lillian Guenther, Ruth and Eire. Dick took us up to Cal’s. I spent the eve. at Maude's’s and Laura’s. Everett forgot to call at Cal’s for me so I went home with Win and Harry.
Fri. Dec. 4th
Partly cloudy, rain in eve. Everett and Freda came after me in A.M. Freda and I visited Mayota’s school at Bailey’s. Freda took care of Fletcher baby in eve.
Sat. Dec. 5th
Fair. Mr. Odell called in A.M. Freda, Mayota and I went to Library and to “Pearl House” in P.M. Mayota picked dandelion blossoms.
Sun. Dec. 6th
Mostly cloudy, rain in eve. Sandra went to Sun. school. The rest of us went to Portland to see Clara Stevens in A.M. Freda went to church Board meeting in eve.
Mon. Dec 7th
Rain in A.M. Heavy wind.
Tues. Dec. 8th
Fair, mild. Sandra sick. I called to see Josephine Graves in A.M. Hazel Johnson came home from visit to Presque Isle.
Wed. Dec. 9th
Mostly cloudy, rained in late eve. Sandra sick. Freda and I had tea over at Mrs. Fletcher’s in P.M. Jim Harris and Larry Bailey in car accident up by Haddon’s in early eve.
Thurs. Dec 10
Rained in A.M. Heavy wind and clear in eve. Freda and Everett took care of Mary Bangs’ children so she could go to wedding at Peak’s Island in eve.
Fri. Dec. 11
Nice day, mild, rain in eve. Jim and Sandra went to Sun. school class party given by their teacher Ruth Weber (and Freddie). Everett, Freda, Mayota and I went to Brunswick to do shopping then we called on Mrs. Williams and Mrs. Dawson at Scammon’s nursing home.
Sat. Dec. 12
Mostly cloudy, mild, rain in eve. Freda went to Brunswick in A.M. Children got their Christmas tree from Ervin Wilson and decorated it.
Sun. Dec. 13
Beautiful mild day. Everett, Freda, Sandra and I went to church. Ev- and Freda went to Litchfield, etc. in P.M. and had supper. Hilda called in P.M. Dwight Quint taken to Augusta Hospital (second time)
Mon. Dec 14
Rainy day, 4-5 in. of snow north of islands. Sandra and Mayota at home with colds. Everett went to U. S. Gypsum to meeting in P.M. and took Hazel Johnson, Freda and me to Brunswick to shop.
Tues. Dec. 15
Nice mild day. Ev-, Freda and the girls took me to Gray in A.M. Left Jim at Brunswick to shop. Clara Stevens met them in Bruns- and went to Island. Ella and I went to Lewiston with Doris shopping in P.M.
Wed. Dec. 16
Nice day, much colder. Ella and I went to “Mills” in P.M. to mail Christmas packages. Julia Currie down in P.M. Ella and I went over to Susie Q.’s in P.M. Judy came up in eve.
Thurs. Dec. 17
Clear and cold in morn. Ella went to Missionary meeting at Mrs. Foss’ and to church to hear missionary in eve. (Mrs. Starr of Richmond)
Fri. Dec. 18
Fair. Ella went to Lewiston with Doris. Roy Libby came from Bangor for vacation. Patty Barter here to supper.
Sat. Dec. 19
Sun. Dec. 20
Partly cloudy, much milder. Arnold and family came down in P.M. and took Ella and me to their house to see WCSH put on their first television program.
Mon. Dec 21
Nice warn day.
Tues Dec. 22
Rained in early morn. – showery in eve, warm. Everett and family called in A.M. Roy and Bessie went to Portland shopping in P.M. then he and Patty took me to Ella’s. She went to tree at church.
Wed. Dec. 23
Fair. Ella and I went to Lewiston in A.M. with Arnold, Doris and Donnie. Ella went to prayer meeting.
Thurs. Dec. 24
Fri. Dec. 25
Partly cloudy, mild. Arnold’s family, Joe’s family, Bill, Sue and Judy were here to dinner. Catherine and Len Purvis came in late P.M. Stayed to supper also Arnold’s family and Judy stayed.
Sat. Dec. 26
Partly cloudy. Ella went to Norway to their minister’s (Harold Small) wedding to Anna McKeen.
Sun. Dec. 27
Fair, colder. Ella and I went to church in A.M. Doris and Donnie over in P.M. Molly and Urban Roberts and Charles Durling over in late P.M.
Mon. Dec. 28
40°, mild, very light snow showers in A.M. Called Dr. Beck for Aunt Hat.
Tues. Dec. 29
Fair, very mild, 44°+. Julia Currie came down in P.M. Ella and I went over to Susie Q.’s in eve. Earle’s best cow died.
Wed. Dec. 30
Fair, very warm day 46°+. Ella and I went up to store in A.M.
Thurs. Dec. 31
Nice day, colder. Ella went to “Watchnight” service at church.