Diary of Alice L. Jones
Fri. Jan. 1st
Nice day. Everett and Freda went away in P.M.
Sat. Jan. 2nd
Mostly fair. Everett, Freda and Mayota went to Bath in A.M. Funeral services for Gov. Clausen.
Sun. Jan. 3rd
Heavy rain, clearing in P.M. The Blacks took Jim back to the U of M about noon.
Mon. Jan. 4th
Fair, mild. Everett started work again with Bill Sylvester up the Island. The girls started school after vacation Everett and Mayota went to Taylor’s at Cundy’s Harbor in eve.
Tues. Jan. 5th
Nice day. Everett took me to Greene in early morn. Millie Merrill visiting at Alice’s. Harry Staples working at Coburn’s mill.
Wed. Jan. 6th
Mostly fair. Harry and Millie went to town in A.M. Harry went to town in P.M.
Thurs. Jan. 7th
Nice day. Mr. Ricker called in A.M. Harry worked. Evelyn gave me a permanent in P.M.
Fri. Jan. 8th
About 1 ½ in. of snow fell during the night. Partly cloudy mild. Harry Staples took his last driving test in A.M. and got his license. He went away in P.M. Bill and Sue came up in P.M. Mr. Godfrey called in eve. Rose Bubier set Alice’s hair.
Sat. Jan. 9th
Clear and cold, zero. Harry went away in A.M. for wk-end. Rose came in P.M. to comb out Alice’s hair.
Sun. Jan. 10
Partly cloudy, 15° below. I went to Sue’s and Bill’s with Wm. and Evelyn. Frank Small and his wife from Sabattus called in P.M. to see Alice. Harry came home in P.M.
Mon. Jan. 11
Nice day, 8° below. Hazel worked here as usual. Harry worked at mill most of the day. He took Millie Merrill home to Wayne after dinner.
Tues. Jan. 12
Nice calm clear day, much warmer. Harry worked.
Wed. Jan. 13
Nice day. Harry finished work at Coburn’s mill for a while. Harry Stewart and Winnie came up in P.M.
Tues. Jan. 14
Beautiful day. Harry went to town in P.M. Beulah Averhill came up in P.M. for visit. She went to “Beauty Parlor” in P.M. I went over to Wm’s trailer in eve. Alice called Dr. Russell for sores on her groin.
Fri. Jan. 15
Snowed and rained in late P.M. Harry gone to town most of day. Beulah went up to Evelyn’s in A.M. to have her hair combed out.
Sat. Jan. 16
Fair, cold, windy. Beulah went back to Natalie Smith’s Wood St. Lewiston when Harry went down town in A.M. Dr. Desjardins came up to attend to Alice’s feet in P.M. Harry Staples 82 years old. Curtis Lane born at Lila Lidback’s.
Sun. Jan. 17
Clear, cold, windy. Harry spent day down town. Dr. Russell here to see Alice.
Mon. Jan. 18
Nice day. Hazel came to work (2 hrs). They called Harry over to mill for a few hours in A.M.
Tues. Jan. 19
Very mild, snowed nearly all day (7-8 in.) Doris called me in P.M.
Wed. Jan 20
Cloudy, mild. Harry spent most of day down town. Dr. Russell here to see Alice again.
Thurs. Jan. 21
Very mild, cloudy, snow flurries. Harry up to Turner most of day. I went to Wm’s trailer in eve.
Fri. Jan. 22
Very mild, snow showers during the night and day. Harry was away most of day.
Sat. Jan. 23
Mostly cloudy. Harry was away most of day.
Sun. Jan. 24
Colder, clear. Harry was away most of day.
Mon. Jan. 25
Snowed lightly most of day. Hazel came too work in A.M. Committee from church met with Alice – Mr. Godfrey (minister), Vera Mower, Margaret Philbrook and Bea Bubier.
Tues. Jan 26
Snowed 1-2 in. during night, nice day. Harry went to town in P.M. Dr. Russell made his last call on Alice for sores on the lower part of her body.
Wed. Jan. 27
Mild, mostly cloudy. Harry was away most of the day. I went to Evelyn’s to have my hair set in P.M.
Thurs. Jan. 28
Snowed all day. Doris called me. James made the dean’s list in midyear exams.
Fri. Jan. 29
Partly cloudy, snow flurries in morn. Arnold, Joyce and Galen came after me in eve. Doris worked few hours at Phil. O. Mars (She stopped working regular hours Jan. 1st) She went up to Greene to get me after work - not knowing Arnold had gone earlier. Earland and Betty came up in eve.
Sat. Jan. 30
Nice day. Earland, Betty, Arnold, Dot and I had dinner at Stowe’s in Brunswick. Children stayed at Grammy Morrison’s.
Sun. Jan. 31
Beautiful day. All went to church I A.M. Donnie was sick in eve. So I stayed with him while the rest went to church. Ev- and Freda came up in P.M. Carrie Ricker Small in hospital.
Mon. Feb. 1st
Partly cloudy, light snow in the eve. A saleslady called to see Doris in eve - also Connie _______ and her husband (she lived with them on Penney Rd). We tore paper off living room.
Tues. Feb. 2nd
Mostly cloudy, snow in eve. Joe and Eva called in P.M. Arnold and children went to basketball game in New Gloucester in eve. Dot and I painted living room in eve. Earland sick with 24 hr flue.
Wed. Feb. 3rd
Partly cloudy. Betty took Dot, Galen and me to Lewiston in A.M. to get wall paper and groceries, etc. Arnold stayed home to do chores while Earland was sick. Betty and Earland came up in eve. To play “Rook”.
Thurs. Feb. 4th
Beautiful day, very mild. Doris and I started papering the living room. Alta Foster called in P.M. Arnold went to Waterville with John in eve. Dot went to visit friends in Auburn.
Fri. Feb. 5th
Partly cloudy, mild. Dot and I finished papering the living room.
Sat. Feb. 6th
Snowed in morn. Then rained hard most of day, foggy in eve. Jane Mc. and her husband called in P.M. (Phil Donnel 3rd).
Sun. Feb. 7th
Mostly fair, mild, few snow flakes in P.M. We all went to church in A.M. and riding over to Blackstrap Ski Hill, home by Falmouth etc. Arnold and Joyce went to church in eve.
Mon. Feb. 8th
Nice day. Dot, Galen and I went to Lewiston shopping in A.M. Dot went out in P.M. and Arnold went in eve.
Tues. Feb. 9th
Mostly cloudy, light snow in A.M. Doris went out in A.M. and P.M. She went to work at Phil-O-Mar’s at 5 P.M.
Wed. Feb. 10
Cloudy, very light fall of snow in night. Doris went to town in A.M. then took Galen and me to Gray – to Judy's. then to Coles for lunch – then I stayed at Joe’s while Dot went to Alta Forster’s – then to Bessie Libby's (sick in bed). Dot went to card party in town in eve. Mrs. Lewis (Retta) Williams passed away at Brunswick hospital (90 yrs)
Thurs. Feb. 11
Heavy rain nearly all day. Doris took me to Lisbon Falls (Stewarts) after leaving Galen a Danville Jc.
Fri. Feb. 12
Cloudy, very mild. We went down St. in A.M. and to Brunswick shopping in P.M. then to Bracket’s funeral parlor to wait for Martha Pendelton and Alice Kent. They didn’t come so we went to Smart nursing home to see Mrs. Chase (May Rideout’s mother) and Irving and Edith Wilson then to Griffing’s home to see Mae Belle Wilson (gone as usual). Met the Williams girls and Donna at Walker’s Cor. and all went back to Bracket’s. Margaret took us down St. in eve. Then she went to dance.
Sat. Feb. 13
Fair. Harry sick in bed. Margaret took us to funeral services for Mrs. Williams at Brackets in P.M.
Sun. Feb. 14
Snow, sleet and rain nearly all day. We stayed in all day.
Mon. Feb. 15
Nice day, cooler. Winnie and I went to Arlene Butcher's for lunch in A.M. and to Lillian Guenther's and Ruth Tarr's. in P.M. Margaret took us up to Cal's. in eve.
Tues. Feb. 16
Beautiful day, mild. Harry Sr. took us to Mary Tarr's in P.M. We walked home and called at Maude's. and Laura's.. Margaret took us up to Sue’s in eve. While she went up to Hinckley’s.
Wed. Feb. 17
Beautiful mild day. Harry took us to Della Ordway’s and left us to go calling. From Della’s we went to Jennie Carlson's (gone) then to Mrs. Weidman’s to tea. After supper Harry, Jr. took me to Ray Allen’s and left Winnie at Amy Small’s. Ray took us home.
Thurs. Feb. 18
Beautiful day. Harry Sr. took us to June’s in P.M. Jen was gone to Ellery’s.
Fri. Feb. 19
Heavy snow began in early morning – 21 in. at Lewiston, 10 in. at Portland. Bill came down to mill to get Sue. They came to Stewart’s for breakfast and I left with them about 10.30 for home. The road was blocked from West Bowdoin by the pond so we came back to Higgins Cor. and went home by Webster Cor. Princess Margaret and Anthony Armstrong-Jones announced their engagement.
Sat. Feb. 20
Snowed lightly most of day. Bill went to Falls in P.M. Myrt came over.
Sun. Feb. 21
Nice clear, mild day. Vera and Larry called in A.M. also Walter, Wm. and Evelyn came down to dinner. Lola and Em called in P.M.
Mon. Feb. 22
Much colder 6°-8°. Bill, Sue and I went to Lewiston in A.M. to take Sue to foot Dr. (Brown). Bill took Sue to work in P.M. and left me at Stewart’s.
Tues. Feb. 23
Nice day, mild. Everett and Freda came after me in A.M. I had been away since Jan. 5th. He worked in P.M.
Wed. Feb. 24
Good day, mild. Everett worked in A.M. and part of P.M. He and Freda went clamming in P.M. Brian McGowan, Sr. sick this week.
Thurs. Feb. 25
Partly cloudy. I went to Lewiston. Took Sandra, Phyllis and Sharon as far as Brunswick. Gramp Small and Carrie called in P.M. Charlie Gilliam and Purington came to play in eve. Phyllis and Sharon came in eve.
Fri. Feb. 26
Snowed 4-5 in. then rained, clear in early eve. Everett worked. He and Freda went to town after supper to shop and bring Jimmie home. Sharon Johnson spent eve. here.
Sat. Feb. 27
Fair, mild, windy. Jimmie went to Dr. Reid’s at the Falls in P.M. Sharon J- stayed at Jennie Carlson’s while waiting for Jim at the dentist’s. Sharon stayed to supper. Everett played at the Falls in eve. I stayed with "Phine" Graves in eve. while Clyde and Susie went to Library Hall at Bailey Is. to discussion on schools.
Sun. Feb. 28
Nice day. We all went to church except Sandra. Jimmie went back to Orono with Ralph Johnson (He is in the Air Force at Bangor).
Mon. Feb. 29
Mostly fair. Schools began after a week vacation. Everett, Freda and I went to Brunswick then to Lewiston doing Everett’s errands. Had dinner at Eddy’s near Edward Little High School in Auburn. Met Sandra on way home after “play” rehearsal. Charlie Gilliam came up in eve.
Tues. Mar. 1st
Mostly fair, colder, 12° above. The WSCS of the Meth- church met here in A.M. (eleven members) Everett and Freda went to Brunswick to get Sandra after “play” rehearsal at school.
Wed. Mar. 2nd
Clear and cold. Everett took Sandra for her driving test in A.M. I went to Brunswick with Everett and Freda in P.M. I went to Brunswick with Everett and Freda in P.M. to get Sandra after rehearsal for school “play”. We all went to church in eve. to Lenten services (Ash Wed.)
Thurs. Mar. 3rd
Cloudy, snow storm in N.Y. Everett and Freda took the girls to school and were away all day. Litchfield, Bowdoinham, etc. Freda went to Falls in eve. with the boys to practice at Eben Carlson’s. Began snowing in late eve.
Fri. Mar. 4th
14 in. of snow in N.Y. City, heavy snow in coastal sections, snowed all day. The boys practiced here in P.M. Freda walked over to Hugh Johnson’s to see how Sharon was after having trouble with her teeth. 8-10 in. of snow here.
Sat. Mar. 5th
Fair and mild. Everett, Freda and Sandra went to town meeting at Cundy’s Harbor. Everett, Freda and girls went to “Charlie and the Country Boys” dance at Library Hall – Bailey Is.
Sun. Mar. 6th
Nice day. Everett and Freda were away all day. Mayota went to Sun. school. Sandra and I went later to church.
Mon. Mar. 7th
Snow showers in P.M. and thru the night. I went to Brunswick in P.M. with Everett and Freda to get the girls after after Sandra Rehearsed for “play”. We took Sharon Johnson to Dr.’s (tooth)
Tues. Mar. 8th
Snowed very lightly, clearing and colder in eve. Everett and Freda went to Brunswick in P.M. to get Sandra after rehearsal for “play” at school.
Wed. Mar. 9th
Colder, windy, fair. Freda and I went to Brunswick with Everett in P.M. when he went to get Sandra after “Play” rehearsal. Everett, Freda and girls went to Lenten services at Bailey Is. in eve.
Thurs. Mar. 10
18-20 in of snow in several southern states, business at a “standstill”. Everett went to Brunswick in P.M. on business and to bring Sandra home after “play” rehearsal at school. Winnie Reid spent P.M. here. Merton been to hospital for examination – mostly from accident he was in car few years ago.
Fri. Mar. 11
Clear, cold, windy. Everett and Freda went to Brunswick in P.M. to get Sandra after “Play” rehearsal at school. Mayota went to dance at Cundy’s Harbor.
Sat. Mar. 12
Warmer, partly cloudy. Mayota went out in eve.
Sun. Mar. 13
Everett worked. Mayota went to teach Sun. school. Freda and I went to church later. Partly cloudy.
Mon. Mar. 14
Partly cloudy. Everett and Freda went away for the day in early morn. – Litchfield etc. Mayota home sick.
Tues. Mar. 15
Partly cloudy. Everett and Freda went to town after dinner to bring Sandra home from rehearsal and stayed up to supper. Sue McGowan set Freda’s hair in eve.
Wed. Mar. 16
Nice day. Freda and I went to town in P.M. when Everett went after Sandra. Leo and family came down in eve. The central states buried in snow again.
Thurs. Mar. 17
Began snowing in P.M. – 4 in. fell. Everett, Freda and I went to Falls and to Mitchell’s in P.M. We all went to Brunswick High School in eve. to the play Sandra was in “Over the Teacups”. Heavy wet snow all evening. Plane crash in Indiana (63 killed)
Fri. Mar. 18
Partly cloudy. Everett took Freda to Litchfield in Early morn. to spend a few days with Granville and Shirley then came back to work. Charlie Gilliam and Purinton boys came in eve. to play. Mayota went to Janis Taylor’s after school to spend the night.
Sat. Mar. 19
Snowed very little in A.M. – mostly cloudy. Sandra worked in library in P.M. Leon and Wesley Bard and boy called. Taylors brot Mayota home from Cundy’s Harbor in early eve. Everett played at South Gardiner with Frank Carver's orchestra.
Sun. Mar. 20
Fair. Mayota went to Sunday School (teacher). Everett, Sandra and I went to church. We all went to Musical Skating Review at Bowdoin College Arena in eve.
Mon. Mar. 21
Nice day. Everett went to Brunswick in morn. then to work. Nettie Gillespie in very poor health.
Tues. Mar. 22
Partly cloudy, colder, snow in New York. Everett, Sandra, Mayota, Phyllis and Sharon Johnson went to Brunswick High School in eve. to see plays put on by Lisbon Falls, Portland, Deering and Brunswick schools. Deering judged best.
Wed. Mar. 23
Fair, colder, 28°. Harry Stewart, Sr. and Winnie came down in P.M. and stayed to supper with us. Everett went to Litchfield to stay over night with Freda. Took his Gonset back to Litchfield. Nettie Gillespie very sick.
Thurs. Mar. 24
Few flakes of snow. Winnie Reid called in A.M. Everett and Freda came home from Litchfield in eve. Everett helped Granville butcher a cow in P.M.
Fri. Mar. 25
Cold and windy, fair. Freda went to Bangor with “Chorus” from Brunswick High School as chaperone. Sandra went. Everett took Freda to town in in morn. Jimmie came home form U of M with Blacks from Bailey Is. in P.M. The boys (Charlie’s) came to play in evening. Everett went to Brunswick after midnight to meet Freda and Sandra. Bus trouble. They got home at 3 A.M. Phyllis and Sharon here in eve.
Sat. Mar. 26
Cold, fair. Sandra worked in library in P.M. Ernest Rowe and girlfriend Betsy came down in P.M. to supper. Phyllis and Sharon came to supper.
Sun. Mar. 27
Partly cloudy, cold. Mayota went to Sun. school. Everett, Freda and I went to church. All but Sandra and I went to Litchfield in P.M. and stayed to supper. Everett helped Granville cut up the cow they butchered Thurs. Leo came down in A.M.
Mon. Mar. 28
Partly cloudy, very mild. I went down St. in A.M. Freda went down in P.M.
Tues. Mar. 29
Good day. Freda, Everett and Jimmie went to Brunswick in P.M. and met Sandra and Mayota. They all went shopping. Sandra went to Dr. McFarland’s (having eye trouble) Phyllis and Sharon came over in eve. Had ice cream and cup cakes.
Wed. Mar. 30
Rainy day. Everett and Freda went to Bath in A.M. Jim went up to visit school in P.M. and to get the girls. I finished papering the upper hall in A.M. Freda and I went to Lenten services at the church in eve. Marian Small taken to hospital in late P.M.
Thurs. Mar. 31
Showery and foggy. Everett, Freda, James and I went up to Mitchell’s for eggs in A.M. then to Bills where we ate our picnic lunch, from there to Merton’s for a call.
Fri. Apr. 1st
Few sprinkles, sun shone short time. Everett and Jim worked most of day. Everett, Freda, and girls went to Brunswick High school in eve. to see “plays” put on by five different high schools. As before Deering won. Hilda called in eve. to tell Freda that Marian Small was on the danger list in hospital. Chester called up in late eve. Very bad case of diabetes.
Sat. Apr. 2nd
Nice day. Jim took Freda to Chester’s in early morn. then came back to work with Everett. He had men blasting for him at Bailey Is. They ate their lunch here. Everett, Jim and Sharon went to Chester’s after Freda in late P.M. then to Edgcomb, Me. to party for Jeanie Gilliam’s parents. (Charlie’s Country Boys played). Sandra went to Edwina Wilson’s to shower for Russell’s wife. Bad floods along all large rivers thru central states.
Sun. Apr. 3rd
Mostly cloudy. We all went to church. Mayota went to Sun. school. Everett and Freda took Jim back to Orono at 12.30. Took Billy Black, Winifred Mitchell and Gramp Small (for the ride). Marian Small slightly improved at hospital.
Mon. Apr. 4th
Rain during night and early morn. then cleared away. Everett went up to Harry Stewart’s to do some plumbing. Freda went to visit. Mr. Freeman (insurance man) and Dotty Black (taking census) were here in eve.
Tues. Apr. 5th
Rainy day. Freda went to WSCS meeting at Lizzie Johnson in A.M. Everett, Freda and I went to Brunswick in P.M. Met Sandra and Mayota at school and they all went shopping. Snow in Vermont – Burlington, Montpelia, etc.
Wed. Apr. 6th
Good day, windy and cold. Everett went to Brunswick in P.M. Everett took Freda and me to Lenten services at Bailey Is. Mr. Canfield brot us home.
Thurs. Apr. 7th
Nice day, milder. I went to stay with Susie Houghton’s mother in P.M. while she and Clyde went away. Everett, Freda and I went to Stewart’s after an early supper. He did a little plumbing in their bathroom then Everett and Freda went to C. M. G. hospital to see Marian Small.
Fri. Apr. 8th
Light showers in P.M. Everett and Freda took Mayota and car load to dance at Cundy’s Harbor and went after them.
Sat. Apr. 9th
Light showers most of day. Sandra worked at library in P.M. We all went to church supper – Mayota waited on tables. Everett went to Bath with Charlie and Country Boys to rehearse in eve.
Sun. Apr. 10
Fair (Palm) Sunday. Freda, Mayota and I went to church. Mayota went to Sunday school. Freda went to Bailey Is. with Everett in P.M. Leo and family came down in P.M. and stayed to “clam” supper.
Mon. Apr. 11
Clear, cold, wind. I painted windows in the A.M. Everett and Freda went to Brunswick in the eve.
Tues. Apr. 12
Showery during night. Everett and Freda went to Brunswick in morn. Everett and Freda went to Brunswick in late P.M. They went out after supper then Everett took Freda and me to Lenten service at Bailey Island. Sandra stayed up after school to lecture and Mayota went to theater with the Morgrages. Showery in P.M.
The following poem appears in the midst of the April 12 entry above:
Song of Peace
This is my song, O God of all the nations
A song of peace for lands afar and mine
This is my home, the country where my heart is,
Here are my hopes, my dreams my holy shrine
But other hearts in other lands are beating
With hopes and dreams as true and high as mine
My country’s skies are bluer than the ocean
And sunlight beams on clover leaf and pine
But other lands have sunlight too, and clover
And skies are everywhere as blue as mine
O hear my song, thou God of all the nations
A song of peace for their land and for mine
Sandra Louise Jones
Orr’s Island, Maine
Wed. Apr. 13
Sandra stayed home from school – helped paint and clean windows upstairs. Everett and Freda went to Brunswick in late P.M. Fair day.
Thurs. Apr. 14
Partly cloudy. We all went to church in eve. to Lenten service (communion). Showers in eve.
Fri. Apr. 15
Nice day, warm - 68°. Everett and Freda went to Brunswick in P.M. Bea Harris sister and children stayed here over night.
Sat. Apr. 16
Beautiful day. Freda went to Reid’s. Chester and David called in A.M.
Sun. Apr. 17 (Easter)
Cloudy and foggy most of day. We all went to Easter Service at church at 6 A.M. then to “ham and egg” breakfast and to 11 A.M. service. Everett, Freda and Pamela Doughty went up to C. M. G. hospital in eve. to see Marian Small.
Mon. Apr. 18
Showery, cold. Everett and Freda went to Brunswick in P.M. and she went with him in eve to practice (music). We began cleaning the living room. Sandra painted the windows in my room.
Tues. Apr. 19
Nice day, cold and windy. Harold Doughty worked here most of day on lawn, cleaning windows, etc. Ralph and Pattie Miller, Stevie and Larry called in P.M. Everett went to church board meeting in eve.
Wed. Apr. 20
Mostly cloudy. Harold Doughty worked here. Everett, Freda and Mayota went to town in P.M.
Thurs. Apr. 21
Mostly cloudy. Everett and Freda took me to the Falls in early morn. and left me to go home with Bill and Sue for few days. Bill working at cemetery. Vera, Ray and Larry called in eve. Larry stayed all night. Everett Adams died at C. M. G. hospital (83) years.
Fri. Apr. 22
Showery during night. Larry went home in morn. I went to Falls with Bill in P.M. for groceries and to notify “Worumbo” that Sue was all done work there. Heard on radio in early eve. that Douglas Lane (Raymond’s son) 17 yrs old had shot himself while target practicing with his brother and another boy. Bullet in his brain. He passed away about 8 P.M. Bill took Lola up to Walter’s place so they could go to Raymond’s.
Sat. Apr. 23
Cold and windy. Bill worked at Cemetery
Sun. Apr. 24
Cloudy, began raining in late P.M. Set our clocks one hour ahead. Will and Molly Fisher and Gram Fisher came up for the day from South Portland.
Mon. Apr. 25
Rainy A.M. clearing later in day. Bill, Sue and I went to foot Dr.’s in A.M. We called at trailer to see Wm. and Evelyn then they left me at Alice’s.
Tues. Apr. 26
First sunny day for a long time. Harry went to town in late A.M. Burt Johnson taken to hospital in early eve.
Wed. Apr. 27
Rainy day. Harry spent day in town. Burt Johnson passed away in morn. at C.M.G. hospital.
Thurs. Apr. 28
Beautiful day, warmer.
Fri. Apr. 29
Clear but much colder. Funeral services for Burt Johnson at Togus and Jenkins’ – Lewiston. I went over to Wm’s Trailer in eve.
Sat. Apr. 30
Beautiful warm day. Dr. Desjardins (foot Dr.) up in P.M. to give Alice a treatment. Fannie Erb called in P.M.
Sun. May 1st
Showery, dark, cool. Frank Small and wife from Sabattus called to see Alice in late P.M.
Mon. May 2nd
Cool and windy. Hazel Howe worked here in A.M. We cleaned cupboards. I went to Sue’s in eve. with Wm and Evelyn to celebrate Bill’s birthday
Tues. May 3rd
Nice clear, warm day. Pauline Ricker called in P.M. Had C. D. “alert” practice in P.M.
Wed. May 4th
Beautiful warm A.M. – cloudy in P.M. Mildred Johnson called in A.M. Bill Ridley died.
Thurs. May 5th
Beautiful warm day, 80°. Harry took banking boards away. Alice and I cleaned cupboards.
Fri. May 6th
Nice warm day, 80+°. Winnie and Harry came up in P.M. We watched Princess Margaret’s wedding to Anthony Armstrong Jones at West Minster Abbey in London.
Sat. May 7th
Beautiful day. Sue, Myrt, and Bill came up after me in eve.
Sun. May 8th
Rained hard part of day. Freda and Everett came up in eve. (Mother’s Day)
Mon. May 9th
Showery. I was sick in P.M. (stomach).
Tues. May 10
Showery. We went to Lisbon Falls in A.M., to Lewiston in P.M. the to Sadie Garland's. In eve I went to shower for Margaret Stewart at Virginia Starbird’s. Sue spent the evening at Helen Mockler’s. Bill stayed at Stewart’s with Harry. Bobby, Gerry and baby came about 10.30 P.M. for visit(?)
Wed. May 11
Rainy day. Sue and I began cleaning kitchen. Harry, Winnie and Gladys Cornish called in P.M.
Thurs. May 12
Mostly fair in P.M. Howard Goss helped Bill patch Sue’s living room ceiling where squirrels chewed holes. Bert Shepard and Myrtle called in eve. – and most of the neighbors. Wm’s mare had a colt.
Fri. May 13
Distant thunder shower in early morn. – first of the season – heavy rain in P.M. and eve. Bill, Sue and I went to Sabattus High School entertainment and dance in eve. Took Phyllis, Stanley (Buddy) and Jeanie.
Sat. May 14
Sunny part of P.M. Bill, Sue and I went to Allan Hall’s (out) then to Aunt Belle’s and up to Greene to see Wm’s colt. Alan and wife came down in eve, also Bert and Myrtle Sheppard.
Sun. May 15
Wet day, heavy rain in late P.M. and eve. Bill went to Cemetery (Woodlawn) Meeting at community house in P.M. I went over to Myrt’s in P.M. Bert Sheppard called in eve.
Mon. May 16
Sun shone part of day. Vera called in A.M. Light shower in P.M.
Tues May 17
Sun shone part of day. We spent day at Myrt’s.
Wed. May 18
Mostly fair, few sprinkles. We went over to Myrt’s in P.M. Bill took us over to Vera’s in eve. Ervin, June, Lila and Marian there. Russian leader (Kruchchev) gave U.S. and others not communants great tongue lashing at “Summit” meeting in Paris. Margaret Stewart sick with strep-throat.
Thurs. May 19
Nice day. Bill took Sue and me to Greene to have permanents at Evelyn’s in A.M. Called at Alice’s and to see Wm and Evelyn’s new trailer. Bill and Sue took me to Stewart’s in eve. (On my way home). Called at Milton Small’s and Gerry’s on our way down.
Fri. May 20
Nice day. Harry and Winnie took me to Orr’s Island in P.M. Clara Stevens visiting Freda. Pres. Eisenhower arrived home from “Summit” meeting in Paris which Premier Kruschev broke up.
Sat. May 21
Beautiful day. Mayota waited on tables at church supper. They all went to Bowdoinham to dance at Millay’s Barn, first of season (Charlie and Country Boys) Clara went with them.
Sun. May 22
Partly cloudy. Children’s Day at church. Mayota and I went to church. Freda and Sandra took boat around to Lowell’s cove. Everett worked all day.
Mon. May 23
Light showers in eve. Phyllis and Sharon came over in eve. to help decorate for Polly Leeman’s shower. Mayota got supper while the rest of us went to Brunswick.
Tues. May 24
Showery, heavy rain in eve. Had bridal shower for Polly Leeman here in eve. (35 here). Kathy Stewart and Elaine ________ stayed over night. Marion and Estelle Smith arrived home after spending winter in Paris, Switzerland, Germany, etc.
Wed. May 25
Cleared away in late P.M. Everett and Freda went to Brunswick in morn. to take girls to school and do errands. Mayota home sick (sore throat). Marion and Estelle Smith had lunch with us. Everett, Freda and I took Clara Stevens home to Portland in early eve. Chester and family called in eve.
Thurs. May 26
Nice day. I went down to Susie Houghton’s to stay with her mother while she went away. Everett, Freda, Sandra and Mayota took me to Alton Parker’s greenhouse to get a basket to put on Ben's grave then we went to Granville’s and Phil Rowe’s. From there they took me to Sue’s and Bill’s to stay over Memorial day. Bert and Myrtle Sheppard came up in eve. Gertie Rowe gave Mayota a kitten to bring home.
Fri. May 27
Beautiful day. Bill, Sue and I went to Aunt Belle’s camp in Monmouth to see some of Sue’s friends but they had left. Then we went to John Gould’s for flowers.
Sat. May 28
Nice day. Sue and I washed and waxed all the floors down stairs. We went to cemeteries in eve. – West Bowdoin and Woodlawn.
Sun. May 29
Beautiful day. Bill, Sue and I went to S. Auburn to cemetery then to Ella's grave in A.M. Wm. and Evelyn came down to dinner. Vera and Larry called in P.M. Esther Sparram and Paul called in eve. then we went to cemeteries.
Mon. May 30
Nice day. We went to W. Bowdoin Cemetery Ass. meeting in P.M. then to the Hillside Cemetery at the Falls and back to the W. Bowdoin and Woodlawn cemeteries in eve. Called at Stewart’s – no one home. Everett and Freda went to U of M to bring Jim home for the summer.
Tues. May 31
Showery day. We went to Wheeler’s in P.M. and to W. Bowdoin Dramatic Club meeting in eve.
Wed. June 1st
Light showers. We went to Worumbo in P.M. to get Sue’s check ($1000+) then to Stewart’s. Jimmie started work for Geo. Johnson at Bailey Is.
Thurs. June 2nd
Sun shone part of day, heavy fog in eve. We went to Annie Gatchell’s in P.M. then to Litchfield to see Clara Allen. We went to “Aaron Slick from Pumpkin Crick” in eve. put on by the Dramatic Club. Everett, Freda and girls came to see the play at the community house and I went home with them.
Fri. June 3rd
Fog and few sprinkles, sun shone part of P.M. Chester called to tell Freda that Grampa Dustin was failing. Everett, Freda and I went to Brunswick in P.M. and to garage nearly to Bath where Everett and Sandra bot a car (Plymouth) for her. They all went down to get it in eve. I had a ride to “Land’s End” in it. Everett hardly able to speak out loud (sore throat).
Sat. June 4th
Foggy, sun shone a little. I went down to see “Phine” Graves in P.M. while Susie was at library. Everett and Freda went calling then went to Millay’s Barn to dance (playing with “Charlie and the Country Boys”). Phyllis Johnson and Sharon here in eve.
Sun. June 5th
Some sun, lots of fog. Mayota went to Sunday school and church. I went to church. Freda did a big washing. Distant thunder shower in eve. Everett rested most of day (throat trouble).
Mon. June 6th
Cleared away in morn. – beautiful day – first for a week. Estelle and Marion Smith came up in eve.
Tues. June 7th
Nice day, cool. Freda and Everett went to town in P.M. Everett went to Dr. McFarland’s.
Wed. June 8th
Nice day, cool. Hazel Johnson called in late P.M. Mayota’s classes done for this school year.
Thurs. June 9th
Nice day. Everett took Freda to Mitchell’s in morn. to join those going to Rochester, N. H. to funeral services for Grampa Dustin (93 yrs old). Mae Belle Wilson and Sally Durgin called in P.M.
Fri. June 10
Nice day. Sandra helped Susie Houghton at Library in A.M. Went to Kathy Stewart’s in P.M. to spend the wk-end. Jimmie and Sharon took Mayota and Pam Morgrage to dance at Cundy’s Harbor.
Sat. June 11
Nice day. Everett went to Cundy’s Harbor in A.M. to inquire into a building project. June Catlin took Freda, Mayota and me to Lisbon Falls in P.M. to Margaret Stewart’s and Dean Logan's wedding at Baptist church at 4 P.M.. Reception following in Grange Hall. Everett, Freda, James and Mayota went to dance at Millay’s Barn.
Sun. June 12
Mostly fair. Everett and Freda went away early in morn. for the day. Mayota slept most of day. I went to church. I went to church. Mae Belle Wilson and Sally Durgin called in P.M. also Grampa Small and Carrie. Darrel Keith McDonald born.
Mon. June 13
Nice day. Jimmie took Freda and Mayota to town in P.M. to go shopping and bring Sandra home from her wk-end with Kathy Stewart. Ernest Rowe and his girlfriend came down to supper. Everett and Freda too Sandra to “Class Night” at school.
Tues. June 14
Partly cloudy. We all went to Sandra’s graduation in eve. from Brunswick High school. Sandra went out to “Howard Johnson” restaurant for a feed after the exercises. The rest of us ate at Jarvis’ restaurant.
Wed. June 15
Rainy most of day, thunder etc. Everett, Freda and Sandra went to Litchfield to shower for Mildred Rowe in eve. Mayota went to Janice Taylor’s at Cundy’s Harbor with bunch of girls to all-night pajama party. Jimmie went to Johnson’s. Susie Houghton’s 70th birthday. Romeo Tardiff’s boy (15 yrs. old) killed on Ridge Rd. in car accident (Geo. Garland-driver).
Thurs. June 16
Mostly fair. Estelle and Marian Smith called in A.M. Freda went to Cundy’s Harbor in eve.
Fri. June 17
Foggy in P.M. Freda and I went down St. in A.M. Everett and Freda went to town in early P.M. They went out in eve.
Sat. June 18
Mostly fair, few sprinkles in A.M. Susie Houghton gone to N. H. so Sandra and Mayota worked in Library in P.M. Freda went as chaperone to 5 or 6 couples of teen-agers up to Gramp Small’s camp – Everett and Freda ate supper at Chester’s camp then he went to Millay’s in Bowdoinham to play. The teen-agers had picnic supper. Ernest Rowe and his girlfriend, James and Sharon, Sandra and Phyllis and other girls from Brunswick (Kathy Stewart) had boyfriends from Navy Station.
Sun. June 19
Beautiful day. Everett, Freda, Mayota and I spent the day at Framingham by the Sea on Cundy’s Harbor road, free lobster and clam feed. Alice Keegan called up to tell me that Hazel Howe had a broken rib.
Mon. June 20
Mostly fair, distant thunder and light rain in P.M. Freda worked at cottage on Bailey Is. Sandra worked with her in P.M.
Tues. June 21
Good day. Everett and Freda went to Brunswick shopping in P.M.
Wed. June 22
Nice day. Freda, Mayota and I worked down at Knight cottage on Bailey Is. – all day. The young “fry” here with the Johnson girls went to “Drive-In”. Gramp Small came to supper. Everett and Freda took me to Greene to stay with Alice while Hazel Howe was getting over an accident (broken bone in wrist).
Thurs. June 23
Nice day. Harry took Alice’s motor out to be repaired that runs the electric pump. Harry went away in P.M.
Fri. June 24
Showery and dark. Harry went to see his brother in P.M. at C. M. G. hospital. I went over to Wm’s trailer in eve. They went out to dine to celebrate their fifth wedding anniversary.
Sat. June 25
Nice day. Harry was away most of day.
Sun. June 26
Nice day. Harry went away in P.M.
Mon. June 27
Beautiful hot day. Harry went to Turner in P.M. Margaret Stewart Logan brot Winnie and Peggy Beer up in eve. We rode up to Monmouth.
Tues. June 28
88° in town, fair. Harry went to Wayne to see Millie Merrill and found out she had had a shock and was in a nursing home in Norway.
Wed. June 29
Beautiful day, cooler. Harry went to town in A.M.
Thurs. June 30
Showery in P.M. distant thunder. Harry was away most of the day. Went to Pikes Hill in Norway to see Millie Merrill at nursing home.
Fri. July 1st
Nice day. Harry was away in P.M. I went over to Wm’s trailer in eve. He was building a wall and filling in yard around the new trailer.
Sat. July 2nd
Partly cloudy. Harry spent most of day down town.
Sun. July 3rd
Partly cloudy, thunder shower in eve. Harry was down town most of day.
Mon. July 4th
Nice day, light rain in eve. Harry was away most of day. I went up to Roadside stand with him in late P.M. to buy our supper. Everett, Freda and girls called in P.M. after going to barbecue at Bowdoinham. Fannie Erb called in P.M.
Tues. July 5th
Good day, cool, light shower in eve. Agnes Roberts, Sadie Lake Stewart, Marcia Johnson and husband and two children called in eve. Sandra started at Pierre’s Beauty Culture school in Brunswick.
Wed. July 6th
Beautiful day. Hazel Howe called in A.M. Dr. Desjardins came in P.M. to give Alice a foot treatment.
Thurs. July 7th
Nice day, light shower in early eve. Fannie Erb called in A.M. also Mildred Johnson, Julia Tuck Forbes and daughter called in eve. I went over to Mrs. Bubier’s in eve. to see Evelyn.
Fri. July 8th
Nice day. Bill and Sue came up in P.M. I went over to Bubier’s with them to help shell peas for Evelyn to freeze. Harry went to Sawyer Memorial in eve. He brot Natalie Smith up in P.M. for a visit with Alice.
Sat. July 9th
Nice day. Beautiful day. Harry went to auction in Turner. Fannie Erb and friend called in P.M.
Sun. July 10
Beautiful day. Harris was away most of day. Doris Mc- called me in eve.
Mon. July 11
Nice day, hot. I went up to Roadside stand in P.M. with Harry to buy lobster rolls for supper. Bill and Sue came after me in eve.
Tues. July 12
Nice day. Bill took Mrs. Ames to Falls in P.M.
Wed. July 13
Hot, fair part of day. Bill went down and brot Sadie Garland up to spend the day. Will and Mollie Fisher came on A.M. We all went up to Aunt Belles camp in Monmouth for picnic dinner. Had thunder shower in P.M. We came home by Lanes. Called to see Lola and Walter making over the house. Called at Vera’s. She came over after eggs later. Newbegin girl called for Sadie after supper.
Thurs. July 14
Dark, cloudy, rain during night. Bill, Sue and I went to Stewart’s in P.M. Margaret Burr getting ready to go back to P. E. I. Sat.
Fri. July 15
Nice day. Bill, Sue and I went to Falls in A.M. They took me home in P.M. Everett and Freda took us to Bailey Is. Everett and Bill went fishing in eve. Got a nice mess of mackerel. Mayota went to teen-age dance at Cundy’s harbor with the Morgrages. Jim took Sandra and Sharon to Brunswick shopping in eve. Brot home his new accordion from Shaw’s.
Sat. July 16
Nice day. Mayota baby-sat. Sandra spent most of day cleaning Gramp Small’s cottage. Freda and I cleaned church in P.M. Sandra went up to Millay’s Barn in Bowdoinham with Everett and Jimmie to dance.
Sun. July 17
Nice day. All (except Jim) went to Wagg reunion at Vera Allen’s in P.M.
Mon. July 18
Muggy, cloudy. The Hoffmans from N. J. arrived in P.M. for vacation here. Ernest Rowe came and stayed over night. Sandra went to Frances Johnson's to bridal shower for a friend. Everett and Freda went to Brunswick in early morn to get our washing done. Water very low here.
Tues. July 19
Light rain. Ernest went lobstering with Jimmie and left for home in P.M. Everett, Freda and girls went to theatre at Bowdoin college in eve. (Had season tickets.) The Hoffmans had supper out.
Wed. July 20
Rainy and foggy in A.M. then cleared away beautiful. Bill and Sue came down for the day. Bill, Everett and Bill Munsey went fishing in A.M. Had very good luck. Emerson and Hilda called in P.M. Had a nice birthday supper for me and presents including a cedar chest.
Thurs. July 21
Beautiful day. Everett and Freda went to town in A.M. Mae Belle and Sally Durgin called in P.M. Harry and Winnie and Margaret Loft (Win’s niece from Toronto) and her husband called in P.M. and I went to “Land’s End” with them. Everett, Freda, Mr. & Mrs. Hoffman, Mr. & Mrs. Thurston from Toronto, Chester and Marian went out to supper on the Bath Rd. then came back here.
Fri. July 22
Nice day. Everett and Freda went to town to get washing done in early morn. We all had a cook-out up to Chester’s cottage in eve. – all of us, Sharon Johnson, the Hoffman’s, Geo. and Irene – the Thurstons from Canada. Orrs Is. – Bailey Is. and Cundy’s harbor fire departments called out for fire at Orrs Is. dump. Jimmie and the girls worked helping the fire fighters.
Sat. July 23
Mostly fair, shower in P.M. distant thunder. Everett went to Dr. Bailey’s for treatment on back in P.M. Sandra painted closet in Jim’s room. I papered the closet. The Thurstons had baked bean supper here with the Hoffmans then they all went to dance at “Millay’s Barn”.
Sun. July 24
Beautiful day. Everett, Freda, Mrs. Hoffman and I went to church. Freddie Webber and Ruth and two boys called in P.M. also Gramp Small and Carrie.
Mon. July 25
Beautiful day. Everett and Freda went to Brunswick in morn. to get washing done. Geo. Johnson sent for Jimmie to help with his boat about 1 A.M. (boat sunk) The Hoffmans left on morn. for N. J. Karlene Arletta Wagg born (Wm. & Evelyn’s first one)
Tues. July 26
Nice day. Freda went to Portland on the boat with the Thurston’s of Ontario. Jim took Mayota and Sandra to play. Everett and Freda went on a ride and brot the girls home.
Wed. July 27
Rainy in late P.M. and eve. Mayota went to Brunswick in A.M. with the Arndt’s and took our laundry. Jimmie had back trouble and was home most of day.
Thurs. July 28
Cleared away in A.M. Mae Belle Wilson and Sally Durgin came in early P.M. and had supper with us. Jim and Sharon went to Oxford in P.M. and home by WGAN tower at Raymond. Jim went to Dr. Bailey in eve. for treatment. Richard Nixon nominated for Pres. and Henry Cabot Lodge for vice pres. at Rep. convention in Chicago.
Fri. July 29
Good day. Jim and Sharon J. took me to Stewarts in early eve. for wk-end then back to Brunswick to take Mayota to Teen-age dance at Cundy’s Harbor and took Sandra home from Brunswick.
Sat. July 30
Heavy rain in P.M. and eve. (and wind). Harry, Sr. Margaret, Winnie and I went to Dexter for the day. Margaret went to Litchfield to spend night with Patty Small Elwell. Everett and James played at Millay’s Barn. Phair Jones and Theda Ray of Auburn married.
Sun. July 31
Beautiful day. Margaret spent the day at Popham Beach with Patty and Randy Elwell and Harry, Jr. Winnie and I went to ride in P.M. with Jim and Glenda Logan by Webster to Tacoma Lake, to Damarriscotta Lake, up to Boothbay Harbor to the “Aquarium” and “Barn”.
Mon. Aug. 1st
Nice day. Margaret didn’t work. She took Winnie and me up thru Durham to cemetery and to Doris’ then to Lewiston shopping. She took Winnie and Helen Huston back to Lewiston in eve. to exchange a damaged dish she had bot at Lincoln’s (in eve). I went to Lillian Guenther’s in eve.
Tues. Aug. 2nd
Nice day. Jen Wheeler had dinner with us at Stewart’s. Harry, Sr. and Winnie took me home in P.M. after shopping in Brunswick and stayed to supper. Freda and Mayota went to Portland by boat to spend the night. Jimmie, Sharon, Frances and Dave Johnson went to “Drive In”.
Wed. Aug. 3rd
Partly cloudy, muggy. Freda and Mayota came from Portland by boat in P.M. Had shopping spree, went to “pictures” and “roomed out”. Shower in eve.
Thurs. Aug. 4th
Beautiful day, cooler. Ernest Rowe came down to work in P.M. – painted on house. I went down to see Susie Houghton and her mother in P.M. Everett and Freda went to town in P.M.
Fri. Aug. 5th
Partly cloudy. Freda and Mayota sewed all the day. Bea Harris called.
Sat. Aug. 6th
Good day. Everett and Freda went to town in P.M. Ernest Rowe came down to work for Everett. (He got thru working at Howard Johnson’s) All except Freda and me went to dance at Bowdoinham (Millay’s). Shirley Young and Joe Harmon married in Bowdoin Ctr. church.
Sun. Aug. 7th
Nice day. Everett, Freda, Sandra, Mayota and I went up to Union church (Baptist on the hill). Mr. Berry from Randolph holding services (first since 1916). Everett and Freda went to Brunswick in P.M. to do our laundry then down the islands. Sandra and Mayota went to “Horse Show” up to Mary Judkins in P.M. Ernest and Jimmie got home from lobstering at noon.
Mon. Aug. 8th
Rained hard in A.M. – clearing in late P.M. Everett and Freda went out in eve.
Tues. Aug. 9th
Beautiful day, cooler. Everett and Freda went to town in P.M. Mayota went to town in A.M. with neighbors to consult Pierre on her hair. Sandra had a hair dryer and chair delivered for doing work at home. Everett, Freda and girls went up to “play” at Bowdoin College theatre. Jimmie given another scholarship (making $600.00 in all).
Wed. Aug. 10
Rainy day. Freda went calling in morn. Grampa Small and Carrie called in P.M. Mrs. Jerome Bradley arrived in eve. and her sister Margarite Bernard from Cal.
Thurs. Aug. 11
Nice day. Freda went down St. in morn. Sandra at home sick. Ernest went home in P.M. Came back in the night. Mayota went with Everett in eve. when he went to play.
Fri. Aug. 12
Partly cloudy. Sandra stayed at home Jimmie at home with bad throat. He went to Dr.’s in P.M. Freda went along. Everett and Freda went to town in late P.M. Freda and Mayota went to Teen-age dance at Bailey Is.
Sat. Aug. 13
Partly cloudy. Jimmie at home. Everett and Freda went out in late P.M. He went with Charlie Gilliam in eve. to play at Millay’s (Bowdoinham). Ernest went home in P.M. He and Betsy came back during night.
Sun. Aug. 14
Mostly foggy and cool Jimmie went to Dr.’s in A.M. Mayota took our clothes up to laundry to wash. Ernest and Betsy went lobstering in Jim’s place with Geo. Johnson. He took her home in P.M. Everett and Freda went out in eve. Leo and man called. Rev. Canfield had a shock. Had service at Bailey’s but unable to serve at our church.
Mon. Aug. 15
Foggy and muggy in A.M. Showery in P.M. Jimmie went to Dr.’s again. Ernest brot Betsy’s brother back with him for the day. He took him back home on P.M. Estelle Smith brot her nephew’s family up for morning call.
Tues. Aug. 16
Nice day. Jimmie not working. Dump closed indefinitely on account of fire in it. Jimmie went to town. Sandra and Mayota went to “play” at Bowdoin College. Everett and Ernest took them up then worked plumbing til it was time to get them. Freda took over Mayota’s job in eve. til past 10 o’clock (caring for Arndt children)
Wed. Aug. 17
Nice day. Ernest went home in late P.M. Mrs. Bradley and her sister, miss Bernard, had their lunch at the Library Fair also Mayota. Everett and Freda spent P.M. in town. Sandra cut and set Phyllis Johnson’s hair in eve. Jimmie went back to work for Geo. Johnson.
Thurs. Aug. 18
Nice day. Roy Libby and Bessie called in P.M. Also Jane McDonnel and hubby. Everett and Freda went to town in eve.
Fri. Aug. 19
Partly cloudy in P.M. Hurricane (Cleo) coming up the coast. James and Sharon took Mayota, Pam Morgrage and another girl to Teen-age dance at Cundy’s Harbor.
Sat. Aug. 20
Mostly cloudy, clearing in early eve. Everett, Freda, Sandra and I went to Brunswick in A.M. Hurricane skipped by our coast. Sharon Johnson went to Marilyn’s to help her a while. Everett, James and Ernest went to play at Millay’s.
Sun. Aug. 21
Cloudy most of day. Jimmie and George Johnson took in 538 lobsters. Everett and Freda were away all day. Ernest’s car layed up so they took him to Monmouth to see his Betsy. Chester and Marian came in eve.
Mon. Aug. 22
Good day, very hot inland. Everett and Freda went to Brunswick before breakfast (5-6 o’clock) to get laundry done. Everett went to town again in P.M. James went up in late P.M. Brot home tape recording machine from Shaw’s.
Tues. Aug. 23
Partly cloudy – hot, cooler in eve. Everett and Freda went to town in A.M. Everett, Freda and girls went to last “play” of season at Bowdoin College Theater and brot home Jim’s accordion from Shaw’s.
Wed. Aug. 24
Beautiful fall day. Ernest went home in early morn. to take his examination for army service at Gardiner. Came back in early eve. Everett and Freda went to town in P.M. Freda went out in eve. Sandra did Phyllis’ hair.
Thurs. Aug. 25
Beautiful day. I went to Brunswick in eve. with Everett when he went to sell bath-room fixtures to a man where Rollins was working (carpenter).
Fri. Aug. 26
Beautiful day. Marguerite Bernard (Mrs. Bradley’s sister from Cal) left here and went down to Bailey Is to finish her vacation in Maine. Mayota got done baby-sitting at Arndt’s. Everett, Sandra and I went to Brunswick in eve. with Jim when he went to Oxford to get Sharon (at Marilyn’s). We came home in Everett’s car that was at garage uptown for repairs.
Sat. Aug. 27
Fair and hot. Everett and Freda went put ion early morn. then Everett and Sandra went on the boat to Portland to celebrate her eighteenth birthday. She waited on tables at the church supper then everyone but Freda and I went to play at their last dance at Millay’s at Bowdoinham.
Sun. Aug. 28
Beautiful day. Ernest went lobstering with Jimmie and Geo. Johnson. All of us except Jimmie went to church (Meth). Granville and Shirley came down and brot a lot of vegetables. Everett and Freda went up to Gramp Small’s camp in P.M. and they went out in eve.
Mon. Aug. 29
Sunny and humid. Everett, Jim and Mayota spent P.M. in town, repairs on car, shopping etc. Everett and Freda went out to supper.
Tues. Aug. 30
Few sprinkles in early morn. then fair and hot. Ernest spent the day working on his car at garage. Mrs. Bradley took her sister (Marguerite Bernard) to Portland to take the plane for N. Y. from there to California. Everett, Freda and the girls went up to Gramp Small’s cottage to go swimming in eve.
Wed. Aug. 31
Nice day, hot in town. Everett and Freda went to Brunswick with laundry in early morn. They went to town shopping in P.M.
Thurs. Sept. 1st
Foggy part of day and sultry. Doris and her three children brot Catherine and her four down for the day. We went up to Gramp Small’s cottage for picnic. Bill, Sue and Grace Flagg came down in P.M. to cottage. Mayota stayed home and waited on Mrs. Bradley. Everett and Freda went to Union Church to play for benefit of cemetery (“Peabody Pew”). Ethel Linscott and Jim Herrick (Rev.) leading characters.
Fri. Sept. 2nd
Beautiful clear, cool day. Everett took Ernest up to garage to get his car then he went home. Everett and Sandra went to Purinton’s to practice for Litchfield fair music. Mayota went to Teen-age dance at Cundy’s Harbor. Freda and I went down to Smith Girls’ in eve. We saw the flying __________ about 9.45 P.M. Kathy Stewart came down for the night.
Sat. Sept. 3rd
Beautiful day. Ernest came on early morn. Ralph Miller and family brot Alfred Darrow at noon to spend a few days with us. Freda, Sandra and Kathy went to Square Deal. They had a cook-out at Gramps Small’s camp and Chester’s in eve. – Everett and family. Alfred, Kathy, Phyllis and Sharon Johnson, Ernest Row, Mayota and I stayed at home to tend Mrs. Bradley. Mayota baby-sat at Abb- Fletcher's in eve.
Sun. Sept. 4th
Light showers in A.M. Jimmie went to church. Ernest went to Litchfield in eve. Everett and Freda went out in early eve. Jim and Alfred went up to Dr. Swisher’s in P.M.
Mon. Sept. 5th
Clear and cool. Sandra went lobstering with George and Jimmie. Got 619 lbs. Nib and Laura Smith called in P.M. Everett, Freda and Mayota went to town in eve. to get the laundry done. Warren Norton (teacher of Harpswell) killed in car accident.
Tues. Sept 6th
Nice day. Alfred left for home in A.M. when Everett and Mayota went to town for groceries and to take the cat to the vet’s for shot (distemper). Ernest went home to start school. Jimmie went to Dr. McFarland’s in eve. for poison from lobstering. We all went to Chester’s cottage in eve. to farewell party for Ronnie (leaving Thurs. Morn. for college in Colorado) Dr. ordered James to quit lobstering. Dr. Black and wife called in eve.
Wed. Sept. 7th
Nice day. I went to town with Everett and Jimmie in P.M. Everett and James went to Purinton’s to practice for Litchfield Fair in eve.
Thurs. Sept. 8
Nice day, hottest day of the year 95° in Lewiston. Jimmie took me to Sue’s in morn.
Fri. Sept 9
Fair, hot, 2 or 3 degrees cooler. Bill, Sue and I went to Litchfield Fair about 3 P.M. and stopped there the evening. “Charlie and the Country Boys” came up to play in eve. Freda, Sandra, Mayota, Phyllis, Sharon and Kathy Stewart (she sang) came up. First time James played his accordion in public. Best “Fair” ever.
Sat. Sept. 10
Fair and hot. We went to Litchfield Fair in A.M. Didn’t stay for evening dance.
Sun. Sept. 11
Cooler, cloudy, rained part of day. Bill went to Bert Jordan’s after butter in A.M. Hurricane “Donna” on way up east coast. Mrs. Bradley left here. No water in back well – and went down to Ater’s.
Mon. Sept 12
Sue and Bill took me to Falls in A.M. to Stewart’s. I stayed over night. Harry, Jr. took us up to Angie Byras’ in P.M. Hurricane “Donna” struck in eve. heavy rain, wind, thunder.
Tues. Sept. 13
Nice day. Winnie and Margaret took me home in A.M. Jim took Mayota and her kitty to vet’s for shot in late P.M. Sandra staying up to Polly Leeman’s a few days. Chester, Marian and David called in eve. Sandra staying in Brunswick.
Wed. Sept. 14
Light rain during night, nice day. Freda left in early morn with Marian when she took David to school. Spent the day at Marian’s. Arthur Johnson spent the day here with Jimmie and evening too – playing musical instruments and recording it.
Thurs. Sept. 15
Mostly fair. Freda and James went up to Chester’s to take care of his sail boat for the winter. Marian and Freda came down at noon to take me up to Chester’s for dinner. Everett and Freda went out in eve. Gladys Danforth passed away.
Fri. Sept. 16
Beautiful day. Freda went with Everett in P.M. Ernest Rowe came down in early P.M. He went up to Monmouth in eve. to see Betsy. James went to town in P.M. to finish his errands and brot Sandra (She stayed in town with Polly this week.), Mayota and Sharon home.
Sat. Sept. 17
Beautiful day. All the family and Sharon J. took Jimmie to Orono for his second year at U of M. We came home by Belfast, Camden and Bath. Ernest came in morn. and painted all day. He went home in eve.
Sun. Sept. 18
Light rain during night, day partly cloudy. I went to church. Everett and Freda were away most of day. Mrs. Bradley and daughter Betty left for N. Y.
Mon. Sept. 19
Mostly cloudy. Everett and Freda went to town to get laundry done and groceries in P.M. Dr. Swisher called in A.M. Had coffee. The United Nations meeting in New York. Much concern over Castro (Cuba) and Krushchev (Russia).
Tues. Sept. 20
First rainy day in many wks. Everett and Freda went away in early morn. before anyone was up. Came back at noon. I went to Susie Houghton’s in P.M.
Wed. Sept. 21
Good day. Freda and I went up to Brunswick with Everett in P.M. Everett went up later to get Sandra.
Thurs. Sept. 22
Nice day. Nell and Mort Coombs (from Solon), Grace combs, Lodena Combs called in P.M.
Fri. Sept. 23
Nice day. Freda and I walked down across the Bailey Is. Bridge in A.M. then came home to listen Krushchev on TV at United Nations meeting in N. Y. Mae Belle and Sally Durgin called in late P.M. Estelle and Marion Smith called in eve. Dr. Chase, Harry Staples’ son-in-law, had his hand operated on again.
Sat. Sept. 24
Partly cloudy. Ernest Rowe came down to work for the day. Gramp Small came down to supper. Sandra did Mrs. Todd’s hair and gave Mayota a permanent. Everett and the girls went to Small Point to play at dance in eve.
Sun. Sept. 25
Beautiful day. Everett, Freda and I went up to Litchfield to get Gramp Small and Carrie then we all went to Springvale to call on Mrs. Adams (a relative of Carrie) and from there to Rochester, N. H. to Aunt Winona Dunnel’s then left Freda, Gramp Small and Carrie at Grandma Dustin’s while Everett took me to Gonic to Catherine Purvis’. He went back to Rochester and took them up to Grampa Dustin’s cottage where Aunt Nona was. They came back to Purvis’ in late P.M. and started home. Had dinner in Rochester and supper at Eddie’s in Auburn. Len’s niece from Gordon College was visiting them.
Mon. Sept. 26
Mostly fair. Did first washing at home in several weeks (short of water) Mayota at home from school (sick).
Tues. Sept. 27
Cloudy. Everett and Freda went out in eve.
Wed. Sept. 28
Cloudy. Krushchev (Russian) very angry at McMillan (Great Britain) speech at United Nations Assembly in N. Y.
Thurs. Sept. 29
Light showers. Everett, Freda and I went to town in A.M.
Fri. Sept. 30
Rainy A.M. Everett and Freda went to town in P.M. Estelle Smith called in eve.
Sat. Oct. 1st
Beautiful day. Everett and Freda went bird hunting with Bill Munsey. Ernest Rowe came down and painted most of day. Gramp Small called in A.M. Chester called in P.M. Sandra went to “Movie” with boy at Robert’s shoe store in eve.
Sun. Oct. 2nd
Nice day, cooler. Mayota teaching Sunday school again (first Sun. this Fall). Freda in bed most of day. Sandra worked most of P.M. giving “hair dos”.
Mon. Oct. 3rd
Nice day. Everett took me to Dr. McFarland’s in P.M. (muscles bad in shoulder and arm).
Tues. Oct. 4th
Nice day. Sandra did hair dressings in eve.
Wed. Oct. 5th
Good day. Mayota went to Sunday school teacher’s meeting in eve.
Thurs. Oct. 6th
Dark and showery. Everett took me to Bailey Is. in A.M. for treatment. Mayota went shopping (no school Thurs. and Fri. – teachers convention in Portland).
Fri. Oct. 7th
Nice day. Everett, Sandra, Mayota and Sharon had early dinner and went to Lewiston. Leo and family came down in eve. and left Cliffie for wk-end.
Sat. Oct. 8th
Nice day. Everett went hunting part of day then he and Freda went out to supper and spent eve. Mayota worked in Library in P.M.
Sun. Oct. 9th
Nice day. Mayota and Cliffie went to Sunday school. Freda went to Union church. Everett, Freda and I took Cliffie home in eve. Had supper at Mike’s Place.
Mon. Oct. 10
Nice day. Everett and Bill Sylvester painting Trowel’s house on Cundy’s Harbor road. Everett took me to Dr. Bailey’s in late P.M. for treatment to shoulder and arm. Estelle Smith called in A.M.
Tues. Oct. 11
Partly cloudy in A.M. then cleared away. Everett worked at Cundy’s Harbor. He went up to practice with Purinton boys in eve. Sandra worked on “hair does” in eve.
Wed. Oct. 12
nice day. Sandra and Mayota went to Topsham Fair on Bus. Freda went out with Everett in eve.
Thurs. Oct. 13
Nice day. Estelle Smith up in A.M. Everett took me to Dr. Bailey’s for treatment in P.M. He and Freda went up to Chester’s and Marian’s in eve. Margaret Stewart Logan called to tell me she was leaving for the south on Fri. The Pittsburg Pirates won the world championship in baseball from the N. Y. Yankees.
Fri. Oct. 14
Showery and dark. Everett and Freda went to Brunswick in P.M. Freda picked out lobster down St. in eve. for Sun. School lobster supper on Sat.
Sat. Oct. 15
Cloudy. Everett and Freda left in early morn. to go hunting with Chester, Marian and Davy. Sandra gave me a permanent (first one by her). She went out in eve with boy from Robert’s shoe store. Mayota went to Library to work in P.M. Then waited on tables at church (lobster stew). Everett and Freda came home in late eve. from trip up country.
Sun. Oct. 16
Dark, showery day. Mayota went to Sun school. Everett, Freda and Sandra went to church. Gramp Small and Carrie called in P.M. Chester and Marian came down to supper and showed us pictures of trip they had taken. Diane Lenon and Dick Gass married.
Dark, cloudy day. Sandra went to “Cosmetical” convention at Eastland Hotel in Portland. Everett and Freda went to town in P.M.
Tues. Oct. 18
Nice day. Estelle up in A.M. Freda went to “Old Folks party” at Library at Bailey Is. 2-4 P.M. about 35 there. Inspector called at Pierre’s Beauty Culture school. Sandra not doing any more permanents at home. Everett went to “Church Board” meeting in eve.
Wed. Oct. 19
Mostly cloudy, began to rain in late P.M. I went down to Houghton’s in P.M. to stay with Susie’s mother while she went to Library to work.
Thurs. Oct. 20
Rainy day, much colder at night. Everett and Freda went to Brunswick to supper and shop.
Fri. Oct. 21
Fair and cool. I went up to Moore’s in Topsham in P.M. with Everett then went to Dr. Bailey’s for treatment. Sharon Johnson stayed here over night.
Sat. Oct. 22
Nice day. The family and Sharon J. left for Orono to spend wk-end with Jim and Alfred Darrow. Bea Harris stayed all night with me.
Sun. Oct. 23
Mostly fair, started to rain in early eve. Bea Harris went home after breakfast. The folks arrived from Orono in P.M. Sandra moved downstairs for the winter.
Mon. Oct. 24
Rainy day. Harry, Sr. Winnie and Arlene Butcher came down in P.M. and I went home with them for visit. Everett and Freda went to town in P.M. Sue went into C. M. G. hospital for hemorrhoid operation.
Tues. Oct. 25
Light showers in morn. Harry, Win- and I went up to see Bill in P.M. He was gone. We went up to Vera’s and Wheeler’s then back to Bill’s. Win- and I went to see Lillian Guenther in eve. Sue was operated on in P.M.
Wed. Oct. 26
Nice day. Win and Harry, Sr. went over to Angie Byras’ in P.M. on errand. Bill called. Calvin called in eve. to tell them that Mildred had passed away suddenly (alone). Win- and Harry went up to Cal’s.
Thurs. Oct. 27
Nice day. Jen Wheeler came in early morn. and went home with Bill after he took win- and me to hospital to see Sue. Bill came to Stew’s to dinner (having car repaired at Earle Moran’s) Dot and Margaret (Gott) called in P.M. also two other women (with cookie-eating kids).
Fri. Oct. 28
Nice day. Harry went to Lewiston to make reservations for trip to Cal. We all went to funeral parlors in P.M. Win- went to Wilma Ringose’s in eve. to have her hair pin-curled.
Sat. Oct. 29
Nice day. Harry, Sr. took Win- and me to Bill’s in A.M. to dust up his room for her. We went too services for Mildred Carr Conley in P.M. at Crossman’s Funeral Parlors. then to West Bowdoin Cemetery and up to Stewart’s old place. Win- and I went over to Geraldine Webber’a in eve then to Logan’s where we met Harry and spent eve.
Sun. Oct. 30
Good day. Harry, Sr. Win and I went to church. They took me to Sue’s in P.M. for the night.
Mon. Oct. 31
Cloudy. Bill went to Sabattus in A.M. Molly and Will Fisher came in P.M. They took me to Stew-‘s in P.M. when they took Sue to Dr. Spear's. Win- and I went to Huston’s in eve.
Tues. Nov. 1st
Warm, heavy rain, thunder in eve. Win- and Harry went to Lewiston in morn. to meet Margaret Burr.
Wed. Nov. 2nd
Sun came out in early A.M. – very mild. Win- and Harry went to Lewiston in A.M. Peggy and I took walk in Huston’s park in late P.M.
Thurs. Nov. 3rd
Fair, mild. Everett came after me in P.M. I went to Dr. Bailey’s for treatment. The family went to Brunswick High School Senior play.
Fri. Nov. 4th
Fair, much cooler. Everett and Freda went to town after dinner and went out in eve. Mayota waited on tables.
Sat. Nov. 5th
Fair. Mayota worked at library in P.M. and went out in eve. Freda and Everett went out in eve.
Sun. Nov. 6th
Partly cloudy. Mayota went to Sun. school. We all went to church. Mr. Peterson (Portland) had the services. Phyllis called in P.M.
Mon. Nov. 7th
Nice day. Mayota stayed in town after school and came home with Sandra.
Tues. Nov. 8th
Much cooler – beautiful day. Election day –Nixon-Kennedy. Everett and Freda went to Granville’s to spend the night. Kennedy won. Very close.
Wed. Nov. 9th
Cloudy, drizzily in eve. I went down St. in P.M. Everett and Freda came home in early morn. Mayota stayed up town after school. Charlie Gilliam and Purinton boys (Dick and Bruce) came to practice in eve. for Sat. night entertainment at Library Hall – Bailey Is.
Thurs. Nov. 10
Drizzily, clear in early eve. I went to Houghton’s in P.M. to stay with Susie’s mother. Everett and Freda took me to Sue’s in eve. for visit. Bert and Myrtle Sheppard there. We called at Stewart’s on our way up. Harry and Winnie arrived at Bob’s in Cal. Margaret Bur keeping house with Harry, Jr.
Fri. Nov. 11
Nice day. Bill went to Falls in A.M. Walter lane over with load of wood in P.M.
Sat. Nov. 12
Partly cloudy. Vera and Larry over in A.M. do to Sue’s dressing. Emil and Verna King called in P.M.
Sun. Nov. 13
Partly cloudy. Vera and Larry over in A.M. Arlene Merrill, Judy (Alton’s wife) and baby called in P.M. Bill and I went over to wheeler’s and Vera’s in late P.M.
Mon. Nov. 14
Beautiful warm day. Bill took Sue to Dr. Spear’s in P.M. I went along . Bill went to Howard Goss’ in A.M. and to Allan Hall’s in P.M.
Tues. Nov. 15
Foggy and showery. I went to Togus with Bill for physical examination. The Sheppard’s up in eve.
Wed. Nov. 16
Mostly cloudy, very mild, clear in eve. We went to Sheppard’s in eve.
Thurs. Nov. 17
Fair. Bill, Howard Goss and Geo Merrill hauled the cement steps from Lewy Taylor’s old place to put at Sue’s side door. Howard here to dinner. Bill and Sue took me to Greene in eve. to stay with Alice and Natalie Smith a week or two. We called at Wm’s trailer on the way.
Fri. Nov. 18
Fair, cooler but not near freezing. Harry went to town in P.M. Rose Bubier set Alice’s hair in P.M.
Sat. Nov. 19
Partly cloudy, colder. Harry went to town for the day. Rose came in A.M. to finish Alice’s hair.
Sun. Nov. 20
Partly cloudy. Harry was away most of the day.
Mon. Nov. 21
Partly cloudy. Hazel Howe worked here in A.M. Natalie had callers – Sadie McDonough and Mildred Larue. Harry was away in P.M.
Tues. Nov. 22
Mostly fair. Harry went to town in A.M. Bill and Sue called in P.M. I went up to cemetery with them to measure Alice’s lot then we to Evelyn’s. Mrs. Johnson and Mr. Anderson from Turner called in P.M.
Wed. Nov. 23
Showery – clearing in late P.M. Ruth and Frank Chase called in late P.M. Natalie taken with pain in her back. Harry was away all day. Jimmie came home from U of M.
Thurs. Nov. 24
Beautiful day. Harry went with Frank and Ruth to dine at the former Howard Johnson place in Auburn. Everett and family (except Sandra with bad cold) came up in P.M. I went to Wm’s trailer with them. Everett shot a deer in Litchfield in morn. Bill, Sue and I went over to Wm’s trailer to supper in eve. Fannie Erb came down with supper for Alice and Natalie (and Harry).
Fri. Nov. 25
Partly cloudy. Harry at home all day. Dora Hill called in P.M.
Sat. Nov. 26
Nice day. Harry gone all day. Jean Tanguay, Grace and Fannie Erb called in P.M.
Sun. Nov. 27
Mostly cloudy, very mild. Harry away all day – attended funeral services for Harry Dilingham (undertaker).
Mon. Nov. 28
Few sprinkles, colder. I went to Evelyn’s trailer in A.M. She pincurled my hair. I went up to Beauty Parlor for Rose to dry it and comb it out in P.M. and from there to Fannie Erb’s for supper. Hazel came to work in A.M. Harry spent day down town. Everett, Freda, Sandra and Sharon Johnson came after me in eve.
Tues. Nov. 29
Rainy day. Freda sick in bed most of day. Mayota fell down and hurt her back.
Wed. Nov. 30
Good day, colder at night. Everett and Freda went to town in eve. to get Sandra. Mayota went to Sun school teacher’s meeting in eve.
Thurs. Dec. 1st
Cold and windy. Freda went down St. in A.M. and P.M. The girls stayed in Brunswick. to go to theatre in eve. Everett went up after them.
Fri. Dec. 2nd
Nice day, milder. The girls went out in eve. Everett and Freda went to Brunswick. (?)
Sat. Dec. 3rd
Beautiful mild day. Mayota and I went down St. in A.M. Freda and I went to Library in P.M. Mayota worked at Library in P.M. Chester, Marian and David came to supper. Mayota had a party for her Sunday school class in the evening.
Sun. Dec. 4th
Very mild day. Mayota went to Sun. school and church. Sandra and I went to church. Man from Old Orchard had the service, Mr. Vincent. Everett and Freda went out in eve.
Mon. Dec. 5th
Beautiful mild day. Everett was up to Granville’s all day helping him butcher. I went out for walk in A.M.
Tues. Dec. 6th
Partly cloudy, mild. Freda and I went to WSCS at Estelle and Marian Smith’s in P.M.
Wed. Dec. 7th
Cloudy most of day, mild. Everett, Freda and I went to town in P.M. to shop. Everett brot Mayota, Sharon and me home while Freda had her hair set at Pierre’s. Then he went back to town in P.M. and took Freda to Litchfield. Don Fennimore took Geo. and Arlene Merrill to Florida to visit Beverly.
Thurs. Dec. 8th
Much colder, clear and windy. Everett, Freda, Sandra and I went to fellowship supper at church then Everett and Freda had church board meeting then they went to Brunswick to hear what Mayota’s teacher had to say about Mayota going to Germany her junior year of high school. Pres.-elect Kennedy and Mrs. Kennedy had their thirteen day old baby christened. I stayed with Susie Houghton’s mother in P.M.
Fri. Dec. 9th
Very few snow flakes fell during the night (first of season). Cold, clear, windy. Everett Took Mayota out in eve.
Sat. Dec. 10
Fair and cold. Mayota worked in Library in P.M. Jimmie came home unexpectedly in eve. with a friend from Brunswick. They had been to Cutler with several from U of M to see engineering project. Mayota went out to skating party. Found it too cold so the went to someone’s house for eve.
Sun. Dec. 11
Fair and cold. Freda and Sandra went to church at Bailey Is. Mayota went to Sun. school and church with her class. I went to church. Everett and Freda took Jim to Brunswick to go back to Orono with his friend.
Mon. Dec. 12
Began snowing about 1 A.M. and continued all day – snow from Washington D.C. up the coast to New England and from Ohio to east coast. N.Y., Penn, etc. Most business stopped – schools etc. Sandra and Mayota left Brunswick at noon on school bus – nearly two hours coming down. First snow storm of season.
Tues. Dec. 13
Fair, cold. No school. Sandra stayed home from Pierre’s. 15 in of snow at Brunswick.
Wed. Dec. 14
Clear and much milder. Gas man didn’t leave gas at Codding’s so nearly everything frozen up. Everett worked there most of day with gas man. Vergie Maxwell dies at Nursing Home.
Thurs. Dec. 15
Mostly fair. Freda went to town when Sandra went in morn. and had hair done. Everett went up to get her in P.M.
Fri. Dec. 16
Warmer, heavy rain. Everett and Freda left in early morn. to go to Orono to get Jimmie for the Christmas vacation. They came home by Camden to take Alfred Darrow home. Two planes crashed in N.Y. about 10.45 A.M. – one in Staten Is. and one in Brooklyn. At last report 131 killed and several buildings burned from the explosions. Sandra gave Sharon Johnson a home permanent in eve. She came over to supper.
Sat. Dec. 17
Snowed an inch or two during night – cleared off colder. Mayota went to Library in P.M. to help Susie Houghton.
Sun. Dec. 18
Nice day. We went to church except Sandra. Mayota went to Sun. school. Mr. Vincent from Old Orchard has accepted the pastorate. Ernest Rowe came in P.M. Stayed to supper. Mayota and I went to church to play the chimes from 6-7 P.M. Everett and Freda went out in P.M.
Mon. Dec. 19
Began snowing in P.M. Jimmie worked plumbing with his father. Mayota stayed up after school to shop. Everett went to town in P.M. and brot her home. Jimmie played the chimes for Mayota in eve. 6 -7 P.M.
Tues. Dec. 20
Fair. Sandra went to Christmas party that Pierre gave for his girls – dinner at Stowe House. Everett and Freda went shopping in eve. and brot her home. Jim worked with Everett. Mayota’s pretty tiger striped cat was killed by car. Mayota and I went to church to play the chimes.
Wed. Dec. 21
Began snowing in early morn. then turned to heavy rain and wind. Mayota came home from school in early P.M. for Christmas vacation. Mayota played the chimes – 6 P.M. – 7 P.M.
Thurs. Dec. 22
Nice day. Everett took Freda to town in early morn. to shop. Jimmie took Mayota to get a Christmas tree for church then he took Mayota, Phyllis, Sharon and me to town. He left the girls inn town and took me to Sue’s. Left me with Sue and Bill while he went to Gramp Small’s – then came back and we stayed in town and shopped til five o’clock. He helped Mayota set up her tree at the church. She played the chimes and decorated the tree.
Fri. Dec. 23
Clear and cold. Jim took Freda and Sharon to town in A.M. Estelle and Marion Smith had supper with us. Mayota went to high school games and dance in eve. with blind date. Pamela Morgrage and her boyfriend went with them. Everett and Jim went up to Purinton’s in eve. Geo. and Nettie Gillespie boarding out for winter. Nettie been in hospital – brain trouble.
Sat. Dec. 24
Nice day. Everett, Freda and Sandra went to town in early P.M. Some of the Mitchells came down in P.M. Sandra did Vera Sylvester's hair in P.M. also Ruth Bangs’. Arthur Johnson came up in P.M. and stayed to supper. Jim and girls went to church to tree and carol singing in eve. Rec’d my card back I sent to Lloyd Higgins – marked ”Deceased”.
Sun. Dec. 25
Light snow flurry during night – partly cloudy. We all went to church. Everett and Freda went out in P.M. Jimmie gave Sharon a watch for present.
Mon. Dec. 26
Nice mild day. Everett and James went rabbit hunting. Estelle and Marian Smith invited us all down to supper.
Tues. Dec. 27
Nice day, colder. Jimmie and Arthur Johnson went to Boston on business for Jim. Everett and Freda went to town.
Wed. Dec. 28
Fair, few snow flakes in A.M. while the sun shone. Freda went down St. in A.M. Mayota went to Jennie Carlson’s and I went to Stewart’s in eve. while Everett was rehearsing music for New Year’s eve. Margaret Bur sick. Margaret and Deane at home from N.C. Came Christmas morn. unexpectedly.
Thurs. Dec. 29
Began snowing in P.M. Sandra went back to work at Pierre’s after being out two days to rest up. Mayota went up to talk with Mr. Haddon on school topics hoping to go to Germany as exchange student her Junior year. Everett and Freda spent P.M. in town. Arthur Johnson here to supper. Saw in paper that Alberta Taylor Twitchell was in hospital after rescuing her three children when their home at Webster corner burned.
Fri. Dec. 30
Snowed about 1 ½ in. during night – cleared away in A.M. Bea Harris called in A.M. Been in Mass. caring for her mother. Everett and Freda went out in eve.
Sat. Dec. 31
Good day. Jimmie went to Portland with Arthur Johnson in A.M. Mayota worked in Library in P.M. she had a party for her Sun. school class in eve. 7 – 10 P.M. I went down with her. Everett played for party at Lisbon Falls grange hall with Eben Carlson, Annie Beal and Van West from Sabattus. Sandra baby-sat for _________ Johnson. Freda was in bed most of day.