Diary of Alice L. Jones
Sat. Jan. 1st
Mostly fair. Judy brot Doris out at noon and took me to hospital. I stayed with Ella ‘til she passed away about 2.35 P.M. Joe and Eva stayed with Doris thru the P.M. I called to see Aunt Hat while Roy and Judy made funeral arrangements at Wilson’s. Bill and Wm. Went to hospital but got there too late.
Sun. Jan 2nd
Rainy day. Dot went to Gray in A.M. Roy and Judy met Catherine, Stevie and Carol in Portland in A.M. Lois Morrison, Sylvia and boy friend called in P.M. also Mr. and Mrs. Wass.
Mon. Jan. 3rd
Nice day. Dot took Joyce and Carol to Eva Mc’s for the day and Stevie and Donnie to Alta Foster’s. Cat-, Dot and I took Galen to Maxine Hodgkins’ in P.M. while we went to Portland to order flowers and bring Judy out home. Mr. Mrs. Hutchins and children called in eve.
Tues. Jan. 4th
Sprinkling of snow in A.M. then fair and warm. Doris and I went to Wilson’s (undertaker’s) in A.M. Funeral services for Ella at Gray Baptist church at 2 P.M. (Dick Morrison from Waterville and Mr. Magoon (Gray) Mrs. Wass played organ. Bearers were Everett, Willaim, Arnold and Earland. Everett, Freda, Winnie and Harry came in A.M. They went out to dinner then came back to take me to church. They came back after services also Bill, Sue, William, Em Labbee, Vera, Joe’s family, Roy and Judy and Madelyn Penley. She stayed to supper.
Wed. Jan. 5th
Good day. Doris and Catherine went to Gray in A.M. Mr. Magoon called in P.M. Roy and Judy came to supper.
Thurs. Jan. 6th
Misty, little snow. Doris went to Lewiston in A.M. Earland and Donnie sick in night. Arnold sick all day.
Fri. Jan. 7th
Cloudy, cold, windy. Catherine, Dot and Roy went to Portland in A.M. at “Probate” office. Doris went to Gray in P.M.
Sat. Jan. 8th
Clear. Everett, Freda, Granville and Jimmie called in A.M. to take me home. We went to Portland. Boys bot new engine for big boat. They took me to South Portland to see Lew and Mattie. Had dinner then went shopping. Everett, Freda, Eddie Chesser and I went to supper at Library Hall at Bailey’s Is. for the local telephone operators who finished work in Dec. (changed to dial system) Nellie Sylvester, chief operator. Dr. Swisher went, too. Had entertainment by Harpswell and dance later. Ev-, Marshall Metcalf and another fellow played (saxophone) (Earle Small).
Sun. Jan. 9th
Nice day. Freda and Mayota went to Sunday school. Everett, Eddie, James and I went to church service. Ev-, Freda and Jim took Eddie back to “Base” after supper.
Mon. Jan. 10
Nice day. I went to P.O. in A.M. Freda went to church board meeting in eve.
Tues. Jan. 11
Partly cloudy. Ralph Miller (pastor) called in A.M. and Eve. Ev- and Freda went out in eve.
Wed. Jan. 12
Clear, 8° above. Ev- took me to Bill’s and Sue’s in morn. when he went to work. We went over to Myrt’s in eve. [Heard Lester Rideout was in hospital (C.M.G.) accident to his knee while sawing wood the latter part of this week] (Friday)
Thurs. Jan. 13
Nice day, clear. Bobby called. Myrt and Em had dinner with us. Bill, Sue and I went to Falls in P.M. then to Vera’s (she was gone) then to June’s.
Fri. Jan. 14
Nice day, cold and windy. We went to Em’s and Edith’s in A.M. and to Stewart's, Lola’s, Vivian’s and Vera’s in P.M. Larry spent wk-end with Bill and Sue.
Sat. Jan. 15
Nice day. We went up to Geo. Merrill’s in A.M. Ev- took me home in P.M. Margaret down for wk-end also Ronny Small. Mrs. Miller’s company had room here for tonight.
Sun. Jan. 16
Nice day, milder. We all went to church except Mayota (sick) Ronny played trombone with Dr. Swisher on piano at church. Harry, Jr. came after Margaret in P.M. Roland Morin Broke his leg sliding. Winnie staying with children while Mary goes to hospital. Ev-, Freda, Dr. Swisher and I took Ronny home in eve.
Mon. Jan 17
Mostly cloudy. Ev- and Freda went away in early P.M. and came home in eve. Eddie Chesser came in P.M.
Tues. Jan. 18
Fair. The “Teen-age” committee met here in P.M. Mr. Haddon stayed to supper.
Wed. Jan. 19
Nice day. Eddie left in morn. for “Base”. Jim stayed over night at Hall’s (Mae Bell’s place) with the children.
Thurs. Jan. 20
Fair. Gramp Small and Granville came down in P.M.
Fri. Jan 21
Fair, cold. Mrs. Fletcher and Judy over for tea. Winnie and Harry, Jr. brot Margaret down in early eve. Margaret went to “Teen-age” dance with Freda, James, Sandra. I went home with Winnie and Harry, Jr. for the night.
Sat. Jan. 22
Snowed about 1-3 in. during night and A.M. Everett and family went to Gramp Small’s to see Granville’s radio set. They picked me up on their way home in P.M. Winnie and I went to Mary Morin’s in P.M. to stay with children while Mary went to Brunswick hospital to see Roland. Freda, Everett, Margaret and Jim went skating in eve.
Sun. Jan. 23
Snowed 3-4 in. Freda, Margaret and Mayota went to Sun. school. Dr. Swisher played for later service. Freda, Sandra, James, Margaret and I went to church. Everett took Margaret home when he went to work in eve. Funeral services at Brunswick for Robert P. Tristram Coffin.
Mon. Jan. 24
Tues. Jan. 25
Snow showers during day. Three telephone men came to dinner. Everett went rabbit hunting with Bessie.
Wed. Jan. 26
Freda went to Bailey’s Is- and to Cundy’s Harbor with Everett in A.M.
Thurs. Jan. 27
Very little snow and some rain during night and early morn. clearing in A.M. windy and colder. Everett, Freda, Ben Harris and I went to Portland in A.M. to get material to make fish net, etc.
Fri. Jan. 28
Zero weather, coldest so far. No school on account of cold. Everett, Freda and I went to Gramp Small’s for dinner, home by Stewart’s. Mayota spent day with Sharon Johnson. James and Sandra and Everett and Freda went to “Teen-age” exhibition of square dances up to Bruns- town hall for polio benefit, entertainment. Several car loads from Orr’s and Bailey’s went up. Margaret came home with them for wk-end.
Sat. Jan. 29
Fair, cold clear day. Everett took Freda, James and Sandra to first meeting of “rifle club” at “Firemen’s Hall”. Freda and Margaret went to Mr. Miller’s in eve. Rose Folsom died in Burlington Vt.
Sun. Jan. 30
Cold and clear. Margaret, Sandra, Jim, Freda, Everett and Dr. Swisher went to church. Everett took Margaret to work when he went to work in P.M.
Mon. Jan. 31
Clear and cold.
Tues. Feb. 1st
41° below at Presque Isle - 2° below in Brunswick – snowed lightly all day, clearing in early eve. Everett attended the U.S.G. annual dinner at Hotel Eagle.
Wed. Feb. 2nd
Clear - 13° below at “Navy Base” in Brunswick.
Thurs. Feb. 3rd
Clear – below zero. Mrs. Fletcher over. James “Baby-sat” at Hall’s with Skillings children.
Fri. Feb. 4th
Clear - 13° above in Portland – much warmer. Freda and I went to N. Harpswell with Mrs. Fletcher and Judy in P.M. to take Serrill Flash home then we went to Brunswick shopping. Everett took Brenda Mitchell and Margaret Stewart home for wk-end. Eddie Chesser down for wk-end (Been to W. Virginia for 10 days) Jim and Margaret went to “Teen-age” dance at Bailey’s. New York City much colder than Maine.
Sat. Feb. 5th
Mostly fair, warmer. Ev-, Freda, Jim and Eddie went to Gramp Small’s at 8 A.M. for the day. Sandra took care of Judy Fletcher part of day here and over to her house in eve. Jim went to skating party in eve.
Sun. Feb. 6th
Very little damp snow fell in A.M. Rain in eve. I went with Everett in A.M. to take Brenda and Margaret home then all of us except Jimmie went to church. Eddie played accordion during service in A.M. and several selections at evening service. Dr. Swisher played for singing.
Mon. Feb. 7th
Fair and windy. Everett went up to our old place rabbit hunting with “Bessie”. Dr. Swisher had dinner at Freeport with friends. Clara Stevens and Russell spent the day with us. (He has four more months in service) Granville, Gram Small and baby down in eve.
Tues. Feb. 8th
Beautiful day. Everett and Freda went to Eben and Jennie Carlson’s for dinner to celebrate Lola’s birthday (2) Freda fell on ice at Falls and was hurt badly. She went to Dr. Bailey’s. Mary Bangs and children called in P.M.
Wed. Feb. 9th
Nice day. Everett took Freda to Dr. Bailey’s. He sent her to hospital in Portland for X-rays – no broken bones.
Thurs. Feb. 10
Beautiful mild day. Everett went rabbit hunting up in our old neighborhood in Bowdoin. President Eisenhower accepts Margaret Chase Smith’s invitation to visit Maine next summer.
Fri. Feb. 11
Cloudy, heavy wind and rain in late P.M. and eve. Everett went to Brunswick to take Freda to Dr. Bailey’s and me to Dr. McFarland’s in P.M. Sandra went to “Box social” and teen-age dance at Bailey Is. Mayota and Jimmie have colds. Margaret Stew- sick at home.
Sat. Feb. 12
Fair, windy and colder. Children all have heavy colds (including me) Ethel Linscott called in eve. to see Freda.
Sun. Feb. 13
Beautiful day. Sandra went to Sun. school. Mr. Miller called in P.M. also Ben Harris.
Mon. Feb. 14.
Clear and cold. Eddie came home with Everett in morn. and went back in P.M. Girls both came home sick. Jim had no school in P.M. so many out sick.
Tues. Feb. 15
Mild, snowed most of day (lightly). Everett, Freda (to Dr. Bailey’s for treatment) and I went to Brunswick in A.M. Girls both home sick. Hearing in Augusta on dividing Harpswell into two towns.
Wed. Feb. 16
Snowed part of day, mild and black. Everett went rabbit hunting up by our old place in Bowdoin then to “meeting” at the mill (some one fired at mill due to an accident that he was not wholly to blame for) Girls at home. Jimmie stayed at Hall’s all night with children.
Thurs. Feb. 17
Snowed most of day then rained. Mrs. Fletcher and Judy over in P.M.
Fri. Feb. 18
Light snow part of day. Everett took Freda to Dr. Bailey’s for treatment. Sandra, Mayota and Dr. Swisher went along to shop. 9-10 in. of snow fell since Tues. 18-19 in. in some sections of Maine. Pearl West passed away at hospital.
Sat. Feb. 19
First sunny day since Mon. Everett and I took Sandra and Mayota to Gramp Small’s for few days in A.M. Dr. Swisher had dinner with Abbott and Ilene Fletcher.
Sun. Feb. 20
Mostly warm and sunny. Jimmie and I went to church. Ralph Miller came up in P.M. to show pictures of the Methodist camp at Winthrop. Jimmie went to service at Bailey’s with Mr. Miller.
Mon. Feb. 21
Beautiful day. James and Freda did washing. Everett took Freda to Dr. Bailey’s in eve. and took me to Brunswick hospital for operation. Della and Forrest Ordway took Earle home to stay from Pownal State school where he had been several years.
Tues. Feb. 22
Foggy. Had the usual preparation for operation. Everett called in P.M. Winnie, Harry and Margaret called in eve. also Elizabeth Cornish.
Wed. Feb. 23
Operated on in A.M. by Dr. Dionne. Everett called in P.M. a couple of times.
Thurs. Feb. 24
Everett called in P.M. also Bill, Winnie, Harry and Margaret called. Clara Stevens came to “Belvedere”.
Fri. Feb. 25
Freda had birthday party for Mayota. Everett called in P.M.
Sat. Feb. 26
Warm, fair. Everett called in P.M. I sat up ten minutes.
Sun. Feb. 27
Rained part of day. Eddie Chesser called in P.M. also Bill, Sue, Emily, Judy, Doris, Joyce, Galen. Everett and family called in eve. on way home from taking Clara back to Portland. Winnie, Harry, Jr. and Margaret called.
Mon. Feb. 28
Wet part of day. Freda and Everett called in P.M. on way to see Dr. Bailey. My last room mate went home in P.M.
Tues. Mar. 1st
Heavy rain, distant thunder shower, little snow hail etc. Harry Sr, Winnie and Harry, Jr. called in P.M.
Wed. Mar. 2nd
Beautiful mild day. Everett took me home from the hospital in A.M. “Annex” rented to Johnny Reid, Jr.
Thurs. Mar. 3rd
Fair. Winnie Reid called in eve.
Fri. Mar. 4th
Much colder, snowed most of day. Everett took Jim to Gramp Small’s in eve. for week-end. Eddie Chesser came in late P.M. Freda and Sandra went to “Teen-age” dance with Mr. Haddon. Margaret Stewart called on way to dance.
Sat. Mar. 5th
Snowed some. Johnny Reid’s bride-to-be (Glenda Alexander) came to settle her things in “Annex” in eve.
Sun. Mar. 6th
Little snow, fog and rain most of day. Girls went to Sun. school Dr. Swisher played at church for Ethel Linscott. Everett, Sandra, Dr. Swisher went to Litchfield in P.M. to celebrate Gram Small’s birthday. They took Eddie Chesser to “Base” and brot Jimmie home from Litchfield.
Mon. Mar. 7th
Fair and windy. Everett, Freda and Dr. Swisher went to “town meeting” to vote and had turkey dinner. Winnie Stewart hurt her back.
Tues. Mar. 8th
Fair. Everett took me to Dr. McFarland’s in P.M. while Freda went shopping.
Wed. Mar. 9th
Light snow, warmer and rain at night. Everett began painting the small dining room.
Thurs. Mar. 10
Beautiful warm day. John Reid and Glenda Alexander married and moved into our “annex”.
Fri. Mar. 11
Warm, few light showers. Ev- and Freda went to Bruns- in A.M. James and Sandra went to “Teen-age” dance. Mary Bangs called in P.M. Harry Stewart, Jr. called in eve. He brot Margaret down to dance.
Sat. Mar. 12
James and Lucien Johnson went to Bruns- on their bicycles. Everett sanded the small dining room floor.
Sun. Mar. 13
Snowed during night then rained, snow gone in P.M. Freda and Jim went to church. William brot Bill, Sue and Em down in P.M. Cal and Dot brot Winnie down in eve. while they went to Bailey Island.
Mon. Mar. 14
Tues. Mar. 15
Mostly cloudy. Aunt Maebel passed away about noon after being sick with cancer in nursing home for nearly four years, age 79. Everett took me to Dr. McFarland’s in P.M. while he and Freda went shopping.
Wed. Mar. 16
Dark showery day, warm. Finished refinishing the small dining room floor.
Thurs. Mar. 17
Cold, clear and heavy wind. Winnie Reid called in eve. also Mary Bangs. Everett and Freda went out in early eve.
Fri. Mar. 18
Snowed a few flakes in P.M. the cleared away. Everett brot Margaret Stewart down to go to the “Teen-age” dance. Freda and James went. Freda took care of Judy Fletcher all day while her mother went to Boston. Mr. Fletcher and Judy had supper here.
Sat. Mar. 19
Clear and colder. Margaret went home in morn. when Ev- went to work.
Sun. Mar. 20
Fair. Girls went to Sun. school. James went to church. Ev-, Freda James and Sandra went to evening service. Jim and Sandra went to M.Y.F.
Mon. Mar. 21
Mostly cloudy. Ev- and Freda went to Litchfield in P.M. and stayed to supper. Ralph Williams and Mrs. Briar called in eve.
Tues. Mar. 22
Began snowing in late A.M. – rain later. The “Teen-age” comm. Met here in P.M. Ev- took me to hospital to see Dr. Dionne (Dr. McFarland in Florida)
Wed. Mar. 23
Nice day. Bill Skillings’ house on Bailey’s Is. burned about noon. We all rode down in eve. to see ruins. Margaret Stewart came home with Everett in morn. to help Freda. Eddie Chesser came to supper time with his recording machine.
Thurs. Mar. 24
Nice spring day. Everett and Freda took me to Greene to visit Alice K. Natalie Smith at Alice’s for few days. (She’s boarding at Eva Sandford’s) Harry Staples went to C.M.G. in eve. (Ruth, his daughter, and her husband (Dr. Chase) both in hospital for operations.
Fri. Mar. 25
Nice day. Harry went to hospital in eve.
Sat. Mar. 26
Snowed lightly most of day. Worst snow storm of year in Canada. Harry went to city in A.M. and to hospital in P.M.
Sun. Mar. 27
Mostly cloudy. Sandford’s car came to get Natalie in P.M. Harry went to hospital. Bill, Sue and Em- came up in P.M. William came down from Creamer’s.
Mon. Mar. 28
20°, fair. Hazel Howe came to clean. Harry went to hospital.
Tues. Mar. 29
Milder, fair few snow flakes in A.M. Dora Hill called in P.M. Harry went to hospital.
Wed. Mar. 30
Clear and milder. Harry went down town in eve.
Thurs. Mar. 31
Beautiful day, warmer. Doris came up in late P.M. and stayed to supper. Pauline Ricker came down in P.M. Harry went to Turner Ctr. to supper then to see Ruth. She went home from C.M.G. The Allison’s came for few days (J and Janet)
Fri. Apr. 1st
Beautiful warm day. Everett came after me in morn. Hazel Johnson called in P.M. Margaret went to “Teen age” dance with Mr. Haddon. Freda, James and Sandra went to Mr. Miller’s in eve. to get instruction in Baptism.
Sat. Apr. 2nd
Partly cloudy. Granville came down to work on boat and brot Marie Flarrity to spend the day with the girls. We family all went to First Baptist church in Bath in eve. to Baptism of Everett, James, Sandra and Mayota then we went to “Ideal” lunch in Brunswick.
Sun. Apr. 3rd
Mostly cloudy. We all went to church (and Margaret) Mr. Porter (Dist. Supt. At church in A.M. Mayota went to Sun. school. Everett and family taken into Orr’s Is. Methodist church with five others. Winnie Reid called in P.M. Ev- and Freda went out in late P.M. (to supper). Everett, Freda, Margaret and I went to Bailey Is. church in eve. The Allison’s left in A.M.
Mon. April 4th
Mostly fair, windy. The girls came in after school to help Mr. Miller make “posters” and plan for breakfast at church after “sunrise service on Easter. Hank Bangs sick with pneumonia.
Tues. Apr. 5th
Beautiful day. I walked to post office (first time since I went to hospital) Everett worked on boat. I went to Pinkham’s point in eve. to look at John Reid’s boat with Ev- + Freda. James went with his class to Brunswick High school for the day.
Wed. Apr. 6th
April showers (very light) Miss Johnson (Hazel) had dinner with us. John and Glenda Reid had supper with us.
Thurs. Apr. 7th
Fair. Margaret went up with Everett in morn. to Bowdoin Ctr. Everett, Freda and I went to Bruns- in eve. (Taking me to see Dr. McFarland but not his night in office) James, Sandra and Mayota went to play given by Cundy’s Harbor school.
Fri. Apr. 8th
Clear, windy and cold. We all went to church in eve. to “Good Fri.” program by Sunday school (no school) Freda getting ready for cancer drive.
Sat. Apr. 9th
Nice day, milder. Marion and Stella Smith (school teachers that bot our little house) came in P.M. for few days. Everett played at Eureka Grange hall in Durham.
Sun. Apr. 10
Beautiful warm day Freda, children and I went to ”Sunrise” service at church at 6 A.M. they we had ham and egg breakfast down stairs. All but Freda and Mayota went to 11 A.M. service. Freda, James and I went to eve. service with the Smith sisters. Sandra baby sat with Judy Fletcher in eve. First heavy traffic.
Mon. Apr. 11
Clear, warm day. I went to P.O. in A.M. Eddie Chesser came to supper (for a day or two) Everett worked on boat all day at Skillings’. He and Freda went to board meeting of the church at Mr. Miller’s in eve. Voted to put a telephone in at parsonage.
Tues. Apr. 12
Fair. I went to Mitchell’s with Everett in early morn. – from there to Portland to get material to finish his boat ( ) Freda went to boat yard with Estelle and Marian Smith in P.M. and to Mrs. Harris in eve.
Wed. Apr. 13
Partly cloudy. The Smith sisters took Eddie back to Naval Base in P.M. All the family went to “prize speaking” at church, Jim and Sandra spoke. Marian Smith went with us. Prizes went to Norma Huff, Donna Dudley and Lillian Whitney.
Thurs. Apr. 14
Mostly foggy. Telephone put in for Ralph Miller Jimmie went to spelling bee at our school. Girl from Cundy’s Harbor won. Ann Kitchen.
Fri. Apr. 15
Foggy most of day. I called to see "Feen" Graves. Everett brot Patty Mitchell home with him for few days. They all went to “Teen-age” dance in eve. except Otie and me. (Ev- working) Estelle and Marian Smith started back for Albany, N.Y. in A.M.
Sat. Apr. 16
Mostly fair. The children went to ”Cumberland” theatre in P.M. while Everett and Freda went shopping and I made my last trip to Dr. McFarland. Freda and all children except Mayota went o party at the church in eve. (M.Y.F.)
Sun. Apr. 17
Cloudy. Mayota and Patty M. went to Sun. school Freda, James and I went to church in A.M. and Freda and I went to Bailey’s in eve. with Mary Bangs. Gramp Small and Gram, Granville and Mrs. Rogers (“Marm”) came down in P.M. also Leo and family. Patty Mitchell went home in eve. when Everett went to work. James went to Gramp Small’s for visit.
Mon. Apr. 18
Tues. Apr. 19
Rainy day. Everett and Freda went out in P.M. They took me to Stewart’s for visit when they went to Gramp Small’s to get Jimmie. Mr. and Mrs. Ford from Lisbon came to Stewart’s in eve. to show pictures and give lesson on 7th day Adventism.
Wed. Apr. 20
Nice day. Winnie and I walked up to our old place. Mrs. Phinney came up in eve.
Thurs. Apr. 21
Fair. Winnie, Candace and I walked down to Brick House in eve. I called in to see Grace Coombs while Harry took Margaret to school.
Fri. Apr. 22
Misty. Susie Small and girls called in P.M. Mr. Phinney came up to Stewart’s for wk=end while his wife, Susie Small and Mary Murphy went to Caribou. I went home to Orr’s in eve. when Harry took Margaret to “Teen-age” dance at Bailey’s.
Sat. Apr. 23
Light showers. Freda and I went to supper at church Everett took James up to Chester’s for wk-end when he went to work in P.M.
Sun. Apr. 24
Mostly cloudy. Everett, Freda, Sandra and I went to church in A.M. Freda and I went in eve. Phil Rowe and family down in P.M. also Hilda and part of her family. Daylight saving time went into effect.
Mon. Apr. 25
Rainy, cold day.
Tues. Apr. 26
Cold, rainy day. Don Walls called in A.M. (Been in Washington, D.C.) Everett and Freda went to Litchfield and in late P.M. to spend eve and to Leo’s. Freda had “tea” with Mrs. Fletcher.
Wed. Apr. 27
Wet day, cold. Doris, Donnie, Joyce, Galen and Judy came in P.M. Gram Small, Granville and Mrs. Rogers came to supper. Eddie Chesser came to a late supper (for a few days).
Thurs. Apr. 28
Not so showery but wet, cold. Everett and Freda went out in eve. Harry Stewart operated on for gland trouble and gall stones.
Fri. Apr. 29
Sun shone very little in late P.M. clear in eve. Eddie took us all to West Bath Grange Hall in eve. to Ken McKenzie show.
Sat. Apr. 30
Beautiful day. Eddie went back to “Base” when Everett went to work in morn. Everett and Freda took me to Stewart’s in eve. to stay while Harry, Sr. is in C.M.G. Harold Small, Susie and girls called in eve. also Mr. and Mrs. Phinney and Mary Morin. Nancy Morin stayed over night. Harry, Jr. left in eve. to go on class trip to N.Y.
Sun. May 1st
Nice day. Mary Morin down in A.M. to get Nancy. Calvin took Winnie, Margaret and me to C.M.G. in P.M. Maurice Owen, Laura and family called in eve. also Geneva Adams.
Mon. May 2nd
Beautiful day. Winnie and I walked over to Junes to lunch and up to Vera’s in P.M. (She was gone.) We went of C.M.G. in eve. with Mrs. Phinney and Shirley Young.
Tues. May 3rd
Beautiful day. Winnie and I went to C.M.G. with Lewis and Mary Young. Margaret stayed with Shirley.
Wed. May 4th
Partly cloudy, 81°. Winnie went to C.M.G. in eve. with Susie Small, Faye, etc. They brot Harry home. Harry, Jr. came home from N.Y. in eve.
Thurs. May 5th
Cloudy, cold, wet. Thunder shower in early morn. and thunder in P.M. Harry, Jr. and Winnie went to Falls in P.M.
Fri. May 6th
Cold and showery. We went down to Brick house and old mill in P.M. – over to Hydes’ (Rob Rideout place) and to Mary Morin’s Harry, Jr. took me home in eve. and Margaret and Shirley Young to “Teen-age” dance at Bailey’s Is-
Sat. May 7th
Partly cloudy, warmer. Gram Small, Granville, Marie Flaritty, Leo and family down in P.M. Everett and Freda went out in eve. Melanie Rae Allen born in eve.
Sun. May 8th
Wet, cold day. We all went to church at Litchfield Plains at 9.A.M. (Mother’s Day) Everett went to bed at Gramp Small’s (worked all night) After picnic dinner Everett and family took me to Bill’s for few days. Bill, Sue and I went to Lila Lidback’s to see Vera and baby.
Mon. May 9th
Showery and cold, clear in eve. Bill took Sue to work in P.M. Bobby, Gerry and baby came up in eve.
Tues. May 10
Fair, warmer. Myrt and Em over in P.M.
Wed. May 11
Fair. Vera went home from Lila’s. Bill worked at Parish House in eve.
Thurs. May 12
Fair. William and Evelyn Bubier_____ came down in eve. Mary and Hank Bangs had tonsils out.
Fri. May 13
Mostly fair. Bill and I went up to Vera’s in late P.M. Bill took me down to U. S. Gypsum and I came home with Everett at 11 P.M.
Sat. May 14
Thunder in early morn. and few light showers. Everett and Freda went to Bath in A.M. Freda, James and Sandra went to Rifle Range in P.M. Dr. Swisher went to his house to stay in early morn.
Sun. May 15
Beautiful day. Mayota went to Sunday school. The rest of us went to church in A.M. then we took Estelle Smith with us and went to Johnson’s Pt. for lunch. James went with M.Y.F. to hang Mr. Miller a maybasket in early eve. Everett set out first lobster traps. Harry Stewart, Sr. taken back to C.M.G. hospital during night.
Mon. May 16
Showery, thunder showers in early eve. Getting Dr. Swisher’s room (living room) ready to paint and paper. Funeral services for Bob McMillan.
Tues. May 17
Nice day, cold. Everett took Freda to Dr. Bagdekin at Bath. In eve. Sandra and I went.
Wed. May 18
Nice day. I went to Falls with Everett in early morn. to spend the day. Went to Lillian Guenther’s, had dinner with Evie Wentworth and Ruth, then called at Della Ordway’s. Everett and Freda went out in eve. Mrs. Swisher arrived from Philadelphia. Heard Philip Adams and Evelyn Small were married the first of the week.
Thurs. May 19
Mostly fair, few sprinkles. Freda and I papered the living room.
Fri. May 20
Nice day. Freda and Sandra went to “Teen-age” dance. Lucy Pinkham stayed all night with Mayota. Sharon Johnson stayed til Phyllis came from dance.
Sat. May 21
Nice day. Everett, Freda, and girls went to Bath in A.M. to Dr. Bagdekian’s. Eddie Chesser and Duane Brown from Navy Base came in P.M. for wk-end. Chester and family came in eve. for the night. Lucy went home in P.M. Sandra and Jim went to Rifle Range.
Sun. May 22
Nice day. Everett and family, Chester and family, Eddie and Duane went on boat ride to Gardiner. Rough trip home. Duane went back to Navy Base in P.M.
Mon. May 23
Mostly cloudy, light showers in late P.M. Mrs. Fletcher and Judy went to N.Y. to care for Aunt Louisa and Admiral Fletcher. Mr. Fletcher began taking dinner with us.
Tues. May 24
Partly cloudy, distant thunder showers in P.M. Everett and Freda went to Waterville to see Aunt Edith and Uncle Ben and left me at Stewart’s for the day. Margaret sick with chicken pox. Everett and Freda call to see Amy Wallingford at Falls on way home. Guy passed away suddenly earlier in the week.
Wed. May 25
Partly cloudy, thunder showers in eve. Freda went to “Teen-age” committee meeting at Susie Houghton’s in eve. I rode to dump in eve. Funeral services for Guy Wallingford.
Thurs. May 26
Faired away in A.M.. Freda sick in bed most of day. I went to P.O. in P.M.
Fri. May 27
Mostly fair, cooler. Freda went to “Teen-age” dance at Bailey’s. Everett, Jim and Mayota and Lucien went fishing in eve. then Everett and I took Jim and Lucien to dance. Harry, Jr. brot Margaret and Shirley Young down and spent the eve. here. Jim fell and hurt his knee.
Sat. May 28
Fair, cool and windy. Everett, Freda and I went to Gram Small’s to get some flowers then to out lot in Litchfield and from there to South Auburn cemetery. Mr. and Mrs. Weinburger of Cambridge, Mass. and two children came for week-end
Sun. May 29
Hazy part of day. Thunder showers thru evening and most of night, very heavy at Lewiston and Lisbon, etc. Joe and Eva and Jane McDonald spent the day with us. Everett and I took them on boat ride around the Island.
Mon. May 30
Foggy. The Weinburgers left shortly before noon. Freda and Mayota went down to Stella Smith’s in eve.
Tues. May 31
Foggy and wet, thunder showers and heavy rain in eve. Everett, Freda, James and I went to Lisbon Falls to buy Jim’s graduation outfit, then shopped in Brunswick and Bath (Bot new power lawn mower) in A.M. Had dinner at “Ideal” in Brunswick.
Wed June 1st
Wet, showery in eve. I rode to Bailey’s Is- with Ev- in P.M. Granville and Mr. Merrill from Gardiner came down to supper and slept on boat. Everett, Freda, James, Granville and Mr. Merrill, Chester and family, Em and Hilda went out fishing in eve.
Thurs. June 2nd
Windy, cold, wet in morn. Granville and Mr. Merrill went home in early morn. (not good for deep sea fishing) Everett, Freda and I went to Banquet at Library Hall, Bailey Is. given for graduating class. Sandra and Mayota dined at “Square Deal”.
Fri. June 3rd
Good day. Freda, Sandra and Jimmie went to “Teen-age” dance.
Sat. June 4th
Few sprinkles. Mayota went to Sunday school picnic. Everett took me to Greene in P.M. when he went to work. Natalie Smith at Alice’s very sick. Dr. Russell called. Rickers called.
Sun. June 5th
Light showers. Dillingham’s ambulance took Natalie to C.M.G. in A.M. Pauline Ricker went with her. Staples went down to bring Pauline home.
Mon. June 6th
Beautiful day. Hazel Howe came to clean house. William and Evelyn Bubier called in eve.
Tues. June 7th
Few sprinkles in morn. then fair. Maria Johnson taken to Eye + Ear Infirmary. Everett came to Alice’s in P.M. to take me home. Freda, Miss Lainge and children went to Chebeague Island on school picnic. Everett and Freda, Winnie Reid, Alex Hall and others went fishing in eve. Mrs. Fletcher and Judy came back from New York.
Wed. June 8th
Mostly cloudy. Freda went to some committee meeting in P.M. (Teen-age group) She and Everett went out in eve. Gram Small and Granville came down in P.M. Maria Johnson operated on.
Thurs. June 9th
Fair. Started cleaning the girls room. Mayota moved in with me.
Fri. June 10
Showery in late P.M. and eve. Everett brot Clara Stevens home after work for few days. He took Miss Lainge to Brunswick in morn. so she could spend the day in Portland. We all went to Grammar school graduation at West Harpswell Grange hall in eve. We brot Eddie Chesser and Miss Lainge home with us. James received the award from A.- Legion. New lights turned on in Brunswick at 9 P.M. with big ceremonies.
Sat. June 11
Granville, Leo and others went fishing with Everett and Jimmie in early morn. Freda, Everett, Clara, Eddie and children went to Rifle Range practice in P.M.
Sun. June 12
Showery. All except Miss Lainge went to church. Everett and Freda took Clara Stevens back to Portland in P.M. and took me to Doris’ for a visit. Cat- Johnny and family at Doris’ Johnny and Earland left at 10 P.M. for N.Y. with truck to get their furniture. Karl Libby, Sr. passed away about 5.30 A.M.
Mon. June 13
Thunder shower in A.M. – showery in P.M. – heavy rain. Doris and three boys went to D.V.B school. Doris, Catherine, the children and I went to see Cath-‘s new house at Gray in P.M. and home by Dry Mills. Cat-, Dot and I went to funeral parlor in eve. Boys came at 12.30 (midnight) with Cath-‘s furniture. Miss Lang left Freda’s.
Tues. June 14
Mostly fair, few sprinkles in late P.M. Funeral services for Karl Libby in P.M. from Wilson’s. Cat- and Johnny worked in their house in P.M. Johnny stayed first night there. We went to races at Cumberland Ctr. Joe and Eve came in eve. also John and Priscilla and baby.
Wed. June 15
Nice day. I went to Cath-‘s new house in P.M. with Cat- and Johnny. They went to races at Cumberland in eve.
Thurs. June 16
Nice day. Doris went to dentist’s in P.M. I went to Gray with Johnny and Cath-. Spent the P.M. at Bessie’s with Esther. Bessie and Roy in Meredith for Diane’s graduation. Sherry Hodgkins took care of children. Dot went out in eve. Johnny went to races at Cumberland.
Fri. June 17
Fair. John and Cat- went to town in A.M. and to Gray in P.M. Doris worked at Cole’s 5P.M. – 12.
Sat. June 18
Fair, hot. We all went to Gray in P.M. Called to see Laura, Judy and Roy then we went to see Aunt Hat. Lew Quint and Mattie called at Joe’s Doris, Arnold and Earland went to Bill and Ruth Strout’s wedding at Poland church then to reception at Grange Hall. Johnny left for N.Y. in early eve.
Sun. June 19
Hot day. We all went to church in A.M. Dot and Arnold went to eve. service. Jim went to camp for week At Winthrop (Meth)
Mon. June 20
Partly fair, thunder (distant) showers in P.M. Second week of Bible school. Doris went to town in A.M. Sherry Hodgkins stayed with children while Doris and Cath- took me to Orr’s Is. in early eve.
Tues. June 21
Cloudy and wet. Everett and Freda went on picnic up to Grandpa Small’s cottage in A.M. They all went fishing in eve. with men and wives from mill. Freda taking care of Ruth Bangs rest of the week (days) while the family goes to N.Y. and to N. Jersey for Gertrude Ferris’ wedding. Mrs. Bangs took Ruth nights.
Wed. June 22
Cloudy all day. Freda had tea at Mrs. Fletcher’s in P.M. Glenda Reid gave Freda a “Prom”.
Thurs. June 23
Fri. June 24
Showery in A.M. Eben, Jennie Carlson and boys and Beal boy came down in A.M. and went on a boat ride with Freda, Everett and girls. Freda and Sandra went on teen-age picnic at Quaker cove (Bailey’s) in eve. Thunder Shower in eve. Wm. Wagg and Evelyn Bubier married.
Sat. June 25
Fair. Everett, Freda, Mayota and I went to Winthrop in A.M. to bring Jimmie home from Meth- camp. Called at Chester’s on way home to bring Ronny down for wk-end. Boys and Sandra went to Rifle range in P.M. Freda, Jim, Ronnie + Sandra went up to Gramp Small’s bay to put out mackeral net.
Sun. June 26
Light shower in P.M. All but Everett went to church in A.M. and eve. Ronny played his trombone. Children did their first surf riding behind Jim’s boat.
Mon. June 27
Beautiful day. Freda, Everett, children, Ronny, Mary Bangs and her children and Mr. Miller went fishing in eve. I went down to Susie Houghton’s in eve.
Tues. June 28
Nice day. Open house at T-Ledge camp. Girls were there all day. Freda and I went in A.M. Two men came in eve. to room and board. Mr. Miller here to supper. James and Ronny went up to Dr. Swisher’s in eve. to play.
Wed. June 29
Nice day. Eddie Chesser’s father and uncle brot him back from W. Virginia in early P.M. Chester and family came to get Ronny also Eben and Jennie. They went boating: Grandpa Small went.
Thurs. June 30
Fair, hot up country. Mayota and I walked up to Joe Harris’ shore in P.M. (treasure-hunting)
Fri. July 1st
Fair, hot. Girls went on picnic with Glenda and Lucy. The Mass. men working at T-Ledge went home to stay over the “Fourth” The Arndt’s and Nevitts moved in. Freda baby-sat at Fletcher’s in eve.
Sat. July 2nd
Mostly fair, hot, thunder showers in late P.M. and eve. Two rooms full. Freda baby-sat at Fletcher’s for Judy and 2 others while the parents attended the Allen wedding. Leo and family called. Elliot shot himself in Bowdoin.
Sun. July 3rd
Nice day. We all went to church in A.M. Everett, Freda and I took Sandra and Joyce Murray to Meth- camp in Winthrop, called at Leo’s and Gramp Small’s on the way home.
Mon. July 4th
Fair, hot. Everett having a week of vacation. He went tuna fishing with Earle Larrabee. He and Freda went out in eve. Roomers left.
Tues. July 5th
Fair, hot. Everett and James went fishing with Gramp Small, Granville and friends. The “Cyclone” fence men working at T-Ledge (from Mass.) came back to room and board. Everett and Freda went to summer theatre at Monmouth with Chester and Marian.
Wed. July 6th
Light showers most of day. Granville spent the day here working on the antenna (40 ft.) up on the house for two way radio. Mr. Miller came to supper.
Thurs. July 7th
Fair, hot day inland. Bill and sue and Johnny came in early morn. to spend the day. Everett, Freda, Sue, Mayota and I went to Brunswick to meet Grandpa Small at Bank on business and shop. Boys went fishing in P.M. Granville came down (over night)
Fri. July 8th
Fair, hot inland. Johnny and Gerry and baby spent day here. Boys went fishing. Everett went fishing in eve. with men from the mill. Freda went to “Teen-age” dance.
Sat. July 9th
Fair. Sandra came home from “camp” in A.M. Everett and Granville went tuna fishing with Earle Larrabee. Everett and I went to reception for Wm. And Evelyn at Marr school house. Picked up Eddie Chesser at Navy Base and took him along to play with Everett and Wesley Bard (piano) Eddie came down for wk-end.
Sun. July 10
Fair. All but Everett went to church in A.M. Freda and I went in eve. Mr. Miller brot D.V.B school teacher up to supper. (Miss Betty Hempstead) William and Evelyn came down in P.M. and stayed to supper. They took Eddie back to “Base”.
Mon. July 11
Another beautiful day. Granville, Uncle Ray, Phil Rowe, and 2 or 3 boys came down fishing. Freda and Mary Bangs went to church board meeting in eve. Everett went back to work after vacation. Bible school began (2 weeks) Sandra babysitting at Roberta McElman’s for 2 weeks. Mr. Fletcher here for dinner.
Tues. July 12
Beautiful, cool day. Grandpa Small here for dinner. Everett and Freda went to Brunswick in A.M. Freda out with Mary Bangs in eve. hunting marine articles for P.T.A. annual exhibit.
Wed. July 13
Nice day. We went to P.T.A. exhibit in P.M. Everett and Freda went out in eve.
Thurs. July 14
Nice day. Grandpa Small called. Freda canned tuna from Phil Johnson. Glenda Reid gave me a “Prom”
Fri. July 15
Foggy part of day. Betty Hempstead (Bible school teacher) went home to Augusta in P.M. Freda and Sandra went to “Teen-age” dance at Bailey’s.
Sat. July 16
Foggy day. The three people left that formally ran a motel on Lake George after being here about nine days. Distant shower in P.M. Freda went to work at Cook’s Lobster Restaurant (salad maker) Miss Ely brot three friends to dinner in eve.
Sun. July 17
Foggy in A.M. Hot up country. All but Freda went to church. Eddie Chesser came down in P.M. with friend’s car. Russell Stevens got home in early morn. Done in U. S. service.
Mon. July 18
Nice day, hot, distant thunder shower in eve. Betty Hempstead back for another week of Bible school.
Tues. July 19
Fair and cool. Gramp and Gram Small and Marie called in P.M. Granville and Norman Merrill and Jim went fishing.
Wed. July 20
Fair and cool. Freda working on two shifts during day and evening.
Thurs. July 21
Clear and hot, 98°, hottest on record for this date in Portland Leo and Frances down in eve.
Fri. July 22
Clear, not so hot. Freda had day off so went to D.V.B. school picnic on Bailey’s. Winnie and Harry Stewart spent afternoon with us. We all went to S.S. program in eve. Betty Hempstead (leader) from Augusta went home after program.
Sat. July 23
Nice day. Sandra and Mayota spent the day helping Mr. Miller. James helped him gather food for supper in P.M. Miss Elie here for lobster dinner.
Sun. July 24
Few sprinkles in early morn. then fair. The girls and I went to church in A.M. Roy and Bessie came in P.M. to call. Addie Fields died in nursing home. Vera went to C.M.G. for operation.
Mon. July 25
Nice day. Mr. and Mrs. Brooks went fishing with Everett and Jimmie. Everett helped Mr. Herrick in eve. on Post Office. Sandra baby sitting for Roberta McElman for 3 days.
Tues. July 26
Beautiful day. Gramp Small and Granville called in P.M.
Wed. July 27
Light showers in early eve. Gramp and Grammie Small and Marie called in P.M.
Thurs. July 28
Hazy in early A.M. then a perfect Sept. day. Mrs. Bradley arrived in late P.M. Sandra finished baby sitting for McElmans at noon. Sandra and I rode down to Land’s End with Estelle and Marian Smith in eve.
Fri. July 29
Nice day. Freda had day off from Cook’s Winnie and Harry, Jr. brot Margaret and Shirley Young down to Teen-age dance and spent eve. here. Margaret at home from Dexter for Alberta Small’s wedding to Eugene Greenleaf. Heard Merton in Gardiner – automobile accident.
Sat. July 30
Nice day. Grandpa Small called in A.M. Leo and family down in eve. Miss Elie here for dinner.
Sun. July 31
Beautiful day. Sandra and I went to church in A.M.. Everett took Mayota to Methodist Camp in Winthrop in P.M. and went to see Merton in Gardiner hospital.
Mon. Aug. 1st
Good day, warmer. Sandra went to Cook’s in A.M. Ken Murray called in P.M. – staying at Arndt’s cottage. House full.
Tues. Aug. 2nd
Distant thunder shower in early morn. Nice day but hot. Eddie Chesser down in eve. with his new car. Mr. Murray called in eve.
Wed. Aug. 3rd
Beautiful day. Granville, Norm Merrill, Charlie Pooler and two others went out fishing with Everett and Jimmie. Grandpa Small called. Granny and Norm slept on boat up by Small cottage. House full.
Thurs. Aug. 4th
Nice day. Everett and Freda took Mary Bangs and her sister Katherine and husband and seven children on boat ride around the Islands then Jim took them to Dogshead for picnic lunch.
Fri. Aug. 5th
Nice day, thunder shower in eve. Rooms full. We all went to Brunswick in A.M.
Sat. Aug. 6th
Nice day. Rooms full. Few sprinkles in early morn. Roy Mc-, Judy and Laura came down in eve. We rode down to “Land’s End”. Miss Elie here for dinner.
Sun. Aug. 7th
Cloudy and heavy south wind, Heavy thunder shower in early eve. Harris house struck. No electricity till about 10.30 P.M. Phil Rowe and family came in P.M. Left Raymond for a week. Clara and Russell Stevens and Mrs. Bennett came to supper. Everett and Freda went to Litch- in early morn. and brot Mayota home then Ev- and Jim went to meeting of 2-way radio men in Litch-. Ev- went to mill at 3 P.M. Grandpa Small brot Jim home.
Mon. Aug. 8th
Beautiful day. I canned greens and beans all day. Connie (hurricane) heading up the coast.
Tues. Aug. 9th
Beautiful day. Gram Small and Aunt Nonie called in P.M. They went to Cook’s for lobster dinner then brot Freda home. I rode to “Dump” in eve.
Wed. Aug. 10
Nice cool day. Library had annual fair on lawn.
Thurs. Aug. 11
Rainy day, thunder all P.M. Everett and Freda went out in late eve.
Fri. Aug. 12
Everett took Freda, children and Raymond Rowe shopping in Brunswick and to theatre in eve. Hurricane “Connie” fizzled out.
Sat. Aug. 13
Showery in A.M., muggy. Hilda and two girls down in A.M. Mrs. Larrabee called in late P.M. to tell us Earle was in Bath hospital (ulcers in stomach) Miss Elie here for dinner.
Sun. Aug. 14
Foggy part of day. Phil Rowe and family came in A.M. They went to Gramp Small’s cottage for picnic lunch then Everett took them on a boat ride. Raymond went home with them and Ernest stayed down for a week. Everett and girls went to church.
Mon. Aug. 15
Partly cloudy, nice in P.M. Everett and Freda went to Lisbon Falls and Mitchell’s in A.M. I went to Bath with Everett in eve. to see Earle Larrabee in hospital.
Tues. Aug. 16
Partly cloudy. Everett and boys cleaned out garage and annex basement.
Wed. Aug. 17
Thunder shower in early morn., cloudy. Hurricane Diane fizzled out.
Thurs. Aug. 18
Foggy, light showers in P.M. Very heavy rains up as far as Mass.
Fri. Aug. 19
Foggy, few sprinkles. Everett, Freda and I went to Cook’s in early eve. after lobsters for Ev- to take to mill then we rode up as far as Cundy’s harbor Rd. Freda, Sandra and Mayota went to Teen-age dance. Mrs. Bradley’s daughter, husband and son had breakfast here on way home to N.Y. Millions of damage by floods in Conn. And Mass. also Penn.
Sat. Aug. 20
Nice day. Everett helped Earle Larrabee with his lobster traps in A.M. Leo and Frances and Gerry down in eve. Miss Elie here for dinner. Ernest Rowe went home with Leo.
Sun. Aug. 21
Beautiful day. Grandpa Small called in P.M. Jimmie stayed with Skillings’ children most of day.
Mon. Aug. 22
Nice day. James sick with bad throat and fever.
Tues. Aug. 23
Distant thunder shower during night. Everett and Freda went to Brunswick morning.
Wed. Aug. 24
Beautiful cool day. Arthur Yeaton passed away first of the week.
Thurs. Aug. 25
Nice day. Larry Stewart here in P.M. Eddie Chesser called in eve.
Fri. Aug. 26
Nice day. We all went to Waterville to call on Aunt Edith and Ben. Had supper at Grammy Small’s. Mrs Bradley got her own lunch here and got dinner out.
Sat. Aug. 27
Few sprinkles in morn. then fair. Sandra sick with cold. (distemper going round)
Sun. Aug. 28
Beautiful, cool, windy fall day. Ralph Miller (our minister) and Patty Wentworth of Rockport married at 4 P.M. at Rockport. Sandra in bed part of day.
Mon. Aug. 29
Fair, cool. Catherine, Doris, Joyce and Carol came down for lunch. Sandra in bed.
Tues. Aug. 30
Partly cloudy. Hilda and children down in P.M. Hurricane “Edith” left for “parts unknown”.
Wed. Aug. 31
Showery. Leo, Frances and two boys called in eve. Mayota in bed most of time (like Jim and Sandra)
Thurs. Sept. 1st
Mostly fair, warmer. Everett, Freda and I went to Bailey’s Is. for ride in eve.
Fri. Sept. 2nd
Mostly fair, Everett Freda and Jimmie went to Brunswick shopping then to Stewart’s and to Gramp Small’s in eve.
Sat. Sept. 3rd
Beautiful day. Everett and Jimmie pulled lobster traps for Earle Larrabee. Leo and family, Gram Small and the Smiths (Muriel) from W. Gardner came down for moonlight boat ride with Everett.
Sun. Sept. 4th
Very nice day. Jimmie went to work at Cook’s with Freda. Mrs. Bradley took dinner out. I rode to dump in A.M. Someone stole Everett’s small boat during the P.M. Eddie Chesser down in eve.
Mon. Sept. 5th
Beautiful warm day, showers in early eve. Everett went fishing in A.M. with Granville, Norm Merrill and others. Jimmie worked at Cook’s. Sandra and Mayota moved to front bedroom down stairs for winter quarters and Jim moved back to his room – front left upstairs. Freda drove car to Cook’s in A.M. Struck Merrill’s car in our door yard and dented it.
Tues. Sept. 6th
Beautiful day. Everett helped Earle Larrabee pull lobster traps in A.M. Eddie Chesser came at noon. Everett and Freda went to first P.T.A. meeting of the season at our school house. The girls started school. Mrs. Bradley went to Brunswick with her daughter for lunch. Around 400 deaths in U.S. over the week-end holiday.
Wed. Sept. 7th
Nice cool day. Eddie went back to “Base” in A.M. after taking Freda to Cook’s to work. Jim started High school at Brunswick.
Thurs. Sept. 8th
Nice day. Everett took Freda to Litchfield to stay over night when he went to work in eve.
Fri. Sept. 9th
Nice day. Gramp and Gram Small and Marie brot Freda home in P.M. after attending Litchfield Fair. Sandra went to “Teen-age” dance at Bailey’s Is.
Sat. Sept. 10
Mostly cloudy. Found our stolen boat up near Wilson’s cove. (motor missing) Eddie Chesser came down to sleep. Went back to work on night shift. Everett, Freda, Jim and Mayota went to reception at church for Ralph Miller and wife. Sandra baby sitting at Fletcher’s.
Sun. Sept. 11
Cloudy. Mrs. Bradley had dinner out. The children all went to church. Phil Rowe and family here in P.M. also Chester and Marian. Eddie came down to sleep. Everett, Chester and Marian had supper down at Cook’s lobster house.
Mon. Sept 12
Nice day. Freda went to “Board” meeting of the church in eve.
Tues. Sept. 13
Nice day. I rode to “dump”. Children in Mayota’s room inoculated and several others. Martin Baker taken to Maine Gen. hospital with polio.
Wed. Sept. 14
Nice day, very cool nights. Freda got thru work at Cook’s Lobster House til Sat.
Thurs. Sept. 15
Mostly cloudy. Mrs. Bradley out at lunch time. Everett, Freda and I went to Lisbon Falls in A.M. then back to Brunswick for shopping. I went to Dr. McFarland’s for bad throat medicine. Freda and children went up to Dr. Swisher’s with cookies and ice cream to celebrate his birthday in P.M.
Fri. Sept. 16
Nice day. Everett, Johnny Reid and Glenda’s brother moved the piano from the annex to our living room. Winnie, Margaret, Mary Young and Shirley came down in eve. to go to dance. Dances postponed 3 weeks on acct of polio.
Sat. Sept. 17
Nice day. Freda worked at Cook’s. Mayota stayed down there most of day. I rode to Navy Base (cleaners) with Everett in A.M.
Sun. Sept. 18
Nice warm day. Mrs. Bradley left for home (Nyack) in A.M. Freda worked at Cook’s (her last day) Jimmie went to Portland in P.M. with Mr. Miller to M.Y.F. meeting in P.M. and eve. Ralph, sister Alice, her little girl and another one came down in P.M.
Mon. Sept. 19
Heavy fog most of day. Everett attended court in Bruns- Case against Russell and Bobby Wilson and D. Webber for stealing Jim’s outboard motor. We lost. Ev-, Freda and I went to Bruns- in P.M. to get Alfred Darrow. (coming to board at the Belvedere) Eddie came down in eve.
Tues. Sept. 20
Mostly cloudy, very light showers. Hurricane “Ione” going away from New England. Grandpa Small and Ray Buker called
Wed. Sept. 21
Clear, cold and windy. I went to post office. Everett and Freda went grocery shopping and to Dr. McFarland’s in eve. Everett has bad throat. Eddie came down in eve. Mr. Miller and wife called in eve.
Thurs. Sept. 22
Fri. Sept 23
Nice day. We all left for Rochester, N.H. after eating early supper. I stayed in Gonic with Len and Catherine. Angie and Wesley came in eve. Jackie Williams got meals for Alfred while we were gone. Winnie and Margaret planned to come but had company from Canada.
Sat. Sept. 24
Sun. Sept. 25
Nice day. Everett and family called at Len’s for me in morn. and we went to Exeter to see Maude Randall and Bea then we came home by Portsmouth, had lunch down at York Beach. Everett and Freda left in eve. for Litchfield to start on trip with Gramp and Gram Small. Glenda Reid had baby girl about 10.30 P.M.
Mon. Sept. 26
Nice day. The Joneses and Smalls started on their trip about 6.10 A.M. from Litchfield.
Tues. Sept. 27
Nice day. Estelle Smith called – brot in mail. Jones’ and Small’s spent night a few miles from troy, N.Y.
Wed. Sept. 28
Rainy in A.M. – faired off in P.M. Miss Smith brot our mail.
Thurs. Sept. 29
Nice day. I walked to post office.
Fri. Sept. 30
Cloudy, showery in eve. Estelle Smith brot our mail. Lucien J stayed overnight with Jimmy. We took care of Judy Fletcher in P.M. Glenda Reid and Vicky Lee came home from hospital.
Sat. Oct. 1st
Nice day. Jimmie spent the day in Brunswick with Ronny Mowatt (bot new car), hair cuts etc. Sandra went to football game (college) at Brunswick.
Sun. Oct. 2nd
Nice day. Mayota went to Sun. school. James, Sandra and Alfred went to church. Everett and Freda came home from their trip to Niagra, Canada, etc with Gramp and Grammie Small.
Mon. Oct. 3rd
Nice day. Eddie Chesser came down in eve. Mr. and Mrs. Miller called in eve. J. Allison began taking dinner here.
Tues. Oct. 4th
Nice day. Everett, Freda, Patty Miller, Judy Fletcher and I went to Freeport in A.M. Eddie came down in eve. Everett and Freda went to P.T.A. at Bailey Is.
Wed. Oct. 5th
Nice day. Everett and Freda went up to Gramp Small’s cottage in A.M. Freda and I went to Mary Bangs’ in P.M. Sandra Stevens called in eve. to see Alfred. School closed at noon til Mon. for convention. “Squire” worked on furnace in P.M.
Thurs. Oct. 6th
Cloudy. “Squire” worked on furnace in P.M. Mayota and I cleaned the attic.
Fri. Oct. 7th
Rainy part of day. Em and Hilda came to supper. Freda and all the children went to Teen-age dance at Bailey’s.
Sat. Oct. 8th
Light showers. Everett went duck hunting in A.M. J. Allison didn’t come to dinner – stuck in the mud. Mr. Steen passed away while driving home to N.Y.
Sun. Oct. 9th
Nice day. Freda and girls went to Sun. school. We all went to church. Everett pulled his lobster traps for the season. Mr. and Mrs. Miller called in P.M. Freda and I had tea with Estelle Smith and friend at 3 P.M. Alfred and Jim went to M.Y.F.
Mon. Oct. 10
Beautiful day. Freda had a meeting in P.M. (here) She and Everett went out in eve.
Tues. Oct. 11
Beautiful day, very warm. Freda, Patty Miller and I went to walk in A.M. down by the “Pearl” house. Freda and I went to prayer meeting. Eddie came down.
Wed. Oct. 12
Beautiful day. We all went to “Fair”. After having supper at Fair Grounds, they took me to visit with Bill and Sue.
Thurs. Oct. 13
Nice day – few clouds. We all went to Falls in P.M.
Fri. Oct. 14
Cloudy – rained in eve. We went to Merton’s in P.M. Gone. Home by Stewarts. Gone. Went to Myrt’s in eve.
Sat. Oct. 15
Cloudy, light rain in night. James Fowler called in A.M. He and Bill worked at “Parish House”. Myrt, Sue and I walked down to their old home in P.M.
Sun. Oct. 16
Cloudy, light rain in night. We went to church in A.M. Mr. Frost from Auburn, pastor. First Sunday the newly-formed adult choir sang. (Everett and Alfred included)
Mon. Oct. 17
Nice day. Sue and I went to June’s and Vera’s while Bill was up on his wood lot. Spent evening at Helen Anderson's and Florence Starbird’s. William and Evelyn down. Norman Curtis passed away at Togus also Otis Phinney at Bowdoin Center.
Tues. Oct. 18
Wet. Myrt over in P.M.
Wed. Oct. 19
Good day. Sue and I went to walk up to Em’s old place. Harry, Sr. Winnie and Margaret called.
Thurs. Oct. 20
Nice day. Mr. Shaw from S. Portland here to dinner. We went to Falls in A.M. Vera, Gerry and children here in P.M. William and Evelyn came in eve.
Fri. Oct. 21
Showery. Bill at Falls most of day getting brakes fixed. They went to Newman Anderson’s in eve. to call Arthur Hammond about work at Worumbo.
Sat. Oct. 22
Fair and windy. We all went to “Parrish House” in P.M. to get ready for “Play”, “May all the lights be green”. We went to play in eve. Emil King, Verna, Stella Taylor and Ella Montgomery called in eve.
Sun. Oct. 23
First heavy frost. We all went to church. Bill went to Falls in P.M. to haul chairs back to “Legion Hall” they borrowed for their play then he and Sue took me to Stewarts’ for visit. We went to Mrs. Phinney’s in eve. Joe Kurisko taken to hospital and operated on for hernia.
Mon. Oct. 24
Partly cloudy, windy, rain in eve. All but Harry, Sr. went to Mrs. Phinney’s to pick apples in P.M. Harry, Jr. went to Litchfield to have car worked on in A.M. Harry, Jr. and Winnie took Mrs. Kurisko to hospital in eve.
Tues. Oct. 25
Fair and windy. We went to Merton’s in eve. over near Richmond Corner.
Wed. Oct. 26
Snow and rain in A.M., clearing in late P.M. Winnie went to Ctr. in early morn. We went to Falls in P.M. I called at Ray Allen’s. Mrs. Phinney up in eve. (and Nancy Reid) also May and Carl Rideout.
Thurs. Oct. 27
Partly cloudy. Win- and I went to (?)Halie’s in P.M. We all went to Mrs. Phinney’s on eve. Lewis Young took Shirley and Margaret to dance in Topsham (no dance). Alberta Small Greenleaf operated on at C.M.G.
Fri. Oct. 28
Beautiful day. Winnie and I went to Hallowell with Harry, Jr. to see Dr. Milliken in P.M. Called at Harold Small’s. Margaret went to Box Social at Ctr. Harry, Jr. went to “Drive-in”.
Sat. Oct. 29
Beautiful warm day. Faye Small’s first baby born at 1 A.M. at C.M.G. Win and Harry, Sr. went to Harold’s in A.M. Mary Morin down in A.M. We went to C.M.G. to see Faye and Alberta.
Sun. Oct. 30
Nice morn. Began raining in late P.M. We went to Ctr. church in A.M. Mr. Gillespie pastor. Took Mrs. Phinney up home with us to dinner. They took me home in P.M. Phil Rowe and family down in P.M. with new baby three weeks old. Jim and Alfred went to M.Y.F.
Mon. Oct. 31
Dark rainy day. Girls had Halloween party at school.
Tues. Nov. 1st
Dark and rainy. Eddie Chesser came down in eve. Freda went to prayer meeting then she and Everett went to P.T.A, meeting.
Wed. Nov. 2nd
Cloudy. I went to post office. Freda and Everett went out then he went to choir practice also Alfred went. Sandra went to Jr. choir practice.
Thurs. Nov. 3rd
Cloudy. I went to the Post Office. Rev. Ralph Miller and his wife came to supper and spent eve. with us.
Fri. Nov. 4th
Rainy day. Everett and Freda went to Brunswick in eve. Mayota home sick. (neck)
Sat. Nov. 5th
Heavy rain. Everett and Jimmie went hunting all day up in Bowdoin, etc. Mr. and Mrs. Baker stayed here overnight (from Mass.) Freda went to “Teen-age” committee meeting on Bailey’s Is. in A.M. and to birthday party for Judy Fletcher in P.M. Sandra went too. Everett, Freda and I took Sandra to Dr. Bailey’s in eve. for treatment on back.
Sun. Nov. 6th
Cloudy. All of us except girls went to church. First time I heard the adult choir (with Everett) Everett and Freda went out in early P.M. stayed to supper. James and Alfred went to M.Y.F.
Mon. Nov. 7th
Sun shone most of A.M. then heavy clouds. Everett went hunting. Everett, Freda and I took Sandra to Dr. Bailey’s for another treatment.
Tues. Nov. 8th
Sunny most of A.M. then cloudy and light showers in some sections. I went up to Stewart’s while Everett and Jimmie went hunting. Freda and I went to prayer meeting in eve. (Mr. and Mrs. Miller, Mrs. Gilliam only ones beside us) Alfred stayed at college for supper to entertain a visiting chess player.
Wed. Nov. 9th
Nice day, cooler. Jim and Sandra went to Junior Choir practice. Everett and Alfred to Sr. choir. Freda and I making quilt.
Thurs. Nov. 10
Fair. Jimmy went to Chester’s to stay over night when Everett went to work at 10 P.M. Freda went to church.
Fri. Nov. 11
An inch or so of snow fell in early morn. Everett and Jim went hunting in A.M. J. Allison had his last dinner with us before leaving for New York.
Sat. Nov. 12
Fair and warm. Eddie Chesser came down to dinner and spent P.M. Everett took Freda to Dr. McFarland in P.M.
Sun. Nov. 13
Nice warm day. We went to church in A.M. I went to Pleasant St. Methodist church in Brunswick with Mr. and Mrs. Miller to Re-dedication program. Bishop from Boston attended. Russell Stevens brot Clara for visit in P.M. Cliffie Small came to stay a week while Leo and Frances have a vacation. All except Cliffie and Everett went to church to see a film on “Martin Luther”.
Mon. Nov. 14
Rainy morn., dark day. Freda, Clara and I sewed most of day. Harry Marble on WGAN program in Portland – making his home in Maine after being on radio in N.Y – Cal, etc. Jim went up to Bowdoin college to swim in eve.
Tues. Nov. 15
Good day. Everett and Jim went hunting after school. Everett, Freda and Clara took me to Greene in eve. for visit. Maxwell Fletcher born in Bath hospital.
Wed. Nov. 16
Dark, rainy day. Called Dr. Russell for Harry. W.T.C.U. met with Alice in P.M. Only three came (Margaret Philbrook, Annie Sawyer and Pauline Ricker) so no business was transacted. We served lunch.
Thurs. Nov. 17
Fair, colder, few snow flakes. Harry went to work.
Fri. Nov. 18
Very light snow fell during night – cold and windy.
Sat. Nov. 19
Dark, cloudy day. Harry spent most of day down town. Wm. and Evelyn down in eve.
Sun. Nov. 20
Nice day, windy. Harry went to Wayne for the day.
Mon. Nov. 21
Snow flurries in A.M. Hazel Howe came to clean in A.M. Harry brot home a 12 in. T.V. set from Winnie Coburie’s (much against Alice’s wishes) Arthur came over in eve. to adjust it.
Tues. Nov. 22
Clear and windy, 16° above. Colored man from Fannie Erb's came down to sing for Alice in A.M.
Wed. Nov. 23
Cloudy. Alice had her Thanksgiving dinner. Arnold, Earland and Donnie called on their way home from U of Maine in P.M. and took me home with them. We played “Rook”.
Thurs. Nov. 24
Mostly fair. We had dinner with Roy and Judy (Arnold’s family, Catherine’s family, Laura and I) We went to Auburn to drug store on way home.
Fri. Nov. 25
Nice day. Doris and I went to Portland in P.M. after leaving children at Maxine Hodgkins’ – Lois Morrison rode in with us.
Sat. Nov. 26
Nice day, colder. Eva and Jane came up in A.M. and took me to their house for wk-end. Joe up-country hunting.
Sun. Nov. 27
Nice day. I went to church with Eva and Jane. Doris came after me in late P.M. Earland went back to U of M in P.M.
Mon. Nov. 28
Rainy and misty in late P.M. and eve. Doris went to Dr. Russell in eve. Kay and Johnny left their children here for supper while they went to Lewiston shopping. John and Priscilla called in eve.
Tues. Nov. 29
Fair and much colder. Doris went to Dr’s in P.M.
Wed. Nov. 30
Fair, milder. Dot went to hospital for examination in A.M. Arnold took her into hospital in eve. to stay for tests, etc.
Thurs. Dec. 1st
Fair, mild. Arnold brot Catherine and children up in A.M. After dinner he took Galen and me to Catherine’s to stay, took Joyce to Marian Sawyer’s. Donnie went to Mrs. Morrison’s. Judy came to supper. Kay went to Cole’s restaurant to work at 5 P.M. Lawrence Higgins called in Eve. also Laura.
Fri. Dec. 2nd
Dark and cloudy, snowed very little in eve. Kay worked at Cole’s. Arnold left Donnie here all night. He, Sherry and Dickey Hodgkins went to hospital. Roy and Judy over.
Sat. Dec. 3rd
Mostly fair, mild, snow gone. Judy and Laura in in P.M. also Joe and Eva. I went to Osteopathic hospital in eve. with Arnold, Sherry, Dickey Hodgkins and Sylvia Small. Johnny finished work for the “Bond” bread Co. First night Charlie and Esther Kuch stayed in their new house.
Sun. Dec. 4th
Snowed most of day. Cat- and children went to Sun. school, Kay,-to church. Marian Sawyer brot Joyce over for the day. I had dinner with Roy, Judy and Laura. Joe and Eva had dinner at Kay’s. Kay worked at Cole’s.
Mon. Dec. 5th
Nice warm day. About 5 in. of snow. I went to Bessie’s in P.M. and to Esther’s new house. Called at Maggie Verrill’s to see Mattie Quint but she was staying in Portland to go to the Maine General hospital to see Lew. Judy and Roy in in eve. Johnny started work at Pownal State school. Eddie Chesser discharged from U.S. service and went home to W, Virginia.
Tues. Dec. 6th
Much colder. Marian left Joyce here all day. Kay worked.
Wed. Dec. 7th
Zero in morn., mild day. I rode to hospital in eve. to see Doris. Donnie stayed here.
Thurs. Dec. 8th
Beautiful day, milder. Roy and Judy over in eve. Kay went to hospital with Arnold and Donnie.
Fri. Dec. 9th
Good day. Arnold took Doris home from hospital in P.M. and took children home. Kay worked at Cole’s.
Sat. Dec. 10
Nice day. We all went to Portland shopping. Ate lunch at “Columbia Market”. Kay worked. Judy and Roy over in eve.
Sun. Dec. 11
Nice day. Kay and children went to Sun. school. Kay to church. All but Lennie went to Mollie Roberts’ to see Aunt Hat. In P.M. and then to Doris’s. Kay worked.
Mon. Dec. 12
Nice day. Kay, children and I went down St. in A.M. I went over to Roy’s in eve.
Tues. Dec. 13
Nice day. Kay and I went down St. in A.M. Kathleen Leavitt called in P.M. also Mr. Magoon (pastor) Everett and Mayota came in eve. to take me home.
Wed. Dec. 14
Thurs. Dec. 15
Snowed lightly and some rain. Freda and I went to P.O. Mr. Miller and Alfred had car accident up by Nazarene church (no one hurt) Mr. Miller called at noon.
Fri. Dec. 16
Cleared away colder. Alfred Darrow went home for vacation.
Sat. Dec. 17
Nice day. We all went to Grandpa Small’s to get Christmas tree and have dinner then we went shopping at the Falls and Brunswick.
Sun. Dec. 18
Mostly fair. Girls went to Sun. school – the rest of us to church at Bailey’s Is. The girls stayed at home in P.M. while the rest of us went to Grandpa Small’s then to Waterville to Aunt Edith’s. Jim went to church in eve.
Mon. Dec 19
Mostly fair, much colder at night. Everett and James went rabbit hunting. Put up our Christmas tree. Ben Harris called in eve.
Tues. Dec. 20
10° above in morn. Very cold all over the nation. No school on the Island on account of cold. Mr. Miller called in A.M. Eddie Chesser and his father arrived unexpectedly in eve. for an indefinite stay. Nate Doughty passed away.
Wed. Dec. 21
Fair and cold, 2° above. Eddie and his father in Brunswick all P.M. and to supper. Sandra went shopping with Mary Bangs in eve. Jo Stover passed away.
Thurs. Dec. 22
Mostly cloudy, 2° above, clear in eve. Eddie spent most of day and eve. in Brunswick. Everett, Freda, Jim and Sandra went to the U.S. Gypsum’s Christmas party in Lewiston. Eddie met them in Lisbon Falls and brot Freda and children home. Everett worked all night.
Fri. Dec. 23
Nice day, 2° above. Eddie and his father spent the day and eve. in town. Freda, Jimmy, Mayota and I went to tree at the church in eve.
Sat. Dec. 24
Snowed about 1-2 in. Eddie and his father went to town in A.M. Came in after midnight. Jimmie helped Mr. Miller most of day. Everett at home.
Sun. Dec. 25
Beautiful mild day. We all went to Sun. school to see a film and to church. Everett at home. Eddie and his father left for town in A.M. He brot his father back in late P.M. and went back to town. We all got up at 5.30 A.M. for our tree after we had coffee.
Mon. Dec. 26
Nice day. Eddie and his father were in town all day and eve. Everett went to work in P.M.
Tues. Dec. 27
Partly cloudy. Partly cloudy. Eddie went away in A.M. came back in P.M. to go to rehearsal at Mr. Miller’s with children in eve. Freda began making quilt.
Wed. Dec. 28
Nice day. Everett and Jim took Sandra and me to Stewart’s while they went rabbit hunting in A.M.. Eddie and his father spent the day and eve. in town. Freda took care of Maxey Fletcher for the first time. Jim and Sandra went to rehearsal in P.M.
Thurs. Dec. 29
Cloudy, milder. Eddie brot Caroline Estes down from Brunswick in P.M. We all went to the M.Y.F. entertainment in eve. Eddie played between acts (With Mayota’s help in part of his act) Eddie took Caroline home in eve. Snowed a half inch or so.
Fri. Dec. 30
Nice day, colder at night. Everett and Freda went to town shopping in A.M. Eddie and Mr. Chesser went to town in A.M. and came back late in eve. Freda and Jim went to Mr. Cooper’s last teen-age dance. Sandra baby-sat at Fletcher’s.
Sat. Dec. 31
Clear, 8° above in morn. All of us went to Brunswick in A.M. Ralph Johnson went with us. Judy Fletcher stayed here while her parents went to New Year’s party. Eddie and he father went to town in A.M. for the day and eve. Charlie Huff’s last day as post master.