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Diary of Nellie (Helen) Converse Carr, 1878-1968

Title

Diary of Nellie (Helen) Converse Carr, 1878-1968

Subject

Farming
Women
Family
Social life

Description

Nellie (Helen) North Converse Carr was born on October 1, 1877 in Otsego County, New York and died on April 24, 1968 in Unadilla, New York. She married William Carr on November 21, 1907. William Carr was born on Sept 13, 1866 in Wisconsin and died on Dec 24, 1941 in Otego, New York. Both Nellie and William are buried in Flax Island Cemetery, Otego. They had two children, Helen Francelia Carr Daniels (1909-2004?) and Norma Alice Carr Leonard Collins (March 30, 1912 - May 5, 2005). Norma & Neil Leonard had two children, Alicia (born Jun 29, 1929) & Rita (born Dec 19, 1931). Alicia (Ione Leonard McNutt) Pagano is the transcriber of her grandmother's diaries and has provided the description as well as extensive explanatory notes in the attached files.

Nellie Carr lived most of her life in Otsego County, primarily Gilbertsville, Unadilla, Otego. During the 1889 period their home must have been near Cope's Corners. Oregon (Oregen Rd?) is mentioned. She went to Morris Training Class. She and her sister Carrie Carr Cope both taught school for several years before they were married. Carrie married Walter Cope.

The family moved to Norwich around 1902 and then back toward Gilbertsville by 1906. They lived near the Adelbert Leonard farm, River Rd. & Rt 3, as noted in her 1906 diary. She taught in the school house on River Rd near Route 3. Mr. Leonard was her superintendent. Later they became related by marriage when, in 1928, his son Neil married her daughter, Norma. (These are the parents of the transcriber, Alicia Pagano.)

During her marriage to William Carr they lived on Lobdell Rd just outside of Gilbertsville, a mile up the dirt road (then) from the Tillson's. In the early 1940s after the death of her husband, she moved to live part of the time with a cousin, Jessie Teed in Unadilla or with her daughter Helen in Otego. From 1954-1959 she lived with Mrs. Seaman on Main St. in Unadilla. She lived her final years from early 1959 until her death in 1968 with her daughter Norma and Norma's second husband, George Collins, in Sidney, NY, just across the river from Unadilla.

The following is a list of JOURNALS & ITEMS of NELLIE (HELEN) CONVERSE CARR. Originals are in the possession of DANIEL NEIL (MCNUTT) PAGANO. The diaries were
saved by Norma Alice Carr Leonard Collins, then by Rita Leonard Mott and given to Daniel Pagano in 2016. They were transcribed by Alicia Ione Leonard McNutt Pagano, granddaughter of Nellie Carr.

1889 Small red leather cover. Excelsior Diary. 2x4"
1902 Dark Red Leather cover, National Diary. Also 1941 on bottom of pages.
1906 Dark Red leather cover, National Diary. Beginning May 5, 1940 is on same page.
Some days no writing in 06, just 1940.
1940. Written in 1906 book
1941 Written in 1902 book
1943 Dark Red, National Diary. Has 1943 and 1949 starting March 20, 1949.
1944 Red 5 year diary from Betty and Mary.1944-1948 written intermittently each year
1945 "
1946. "
1947 "
1948 "
1952 Small brown notebook w wire edge. 2x5"
1954 Desk Dairy. Red 4"x7"
1955 Desk Dairy. Red 4"x7"
1957 Aug 1 - Mar 27, 1959. Small 6 ring black book, 3x5.
1959 July-December Brown wire back notebook 6 x 8"
1960 Jan 8 to Feb 1, 1961 Black and White Square Deal composition book
1961 Feb 1, 61- Feb 13, 1962 Black and While Square Deal composition book.
1964 Aug 20- 1965 and - Mar 18, 1966. Metal ring tan composition book
1966 Mar 19- Feb 1, 69. Black & white Composition book.
1967 Feb 2-Oct 26 plus Nov 8.

Editorial comments from Alicia Pagano (transcriber):
I began to copy the diaries of Gramma Carr in November 2016 and am in the process of copying other years which are now available. As of December 15, 2016 I have copied through the 1940's. I have tried to use the same format for each of the diaries to make them easier to read.

Although I have been able to understand most of the writing, I have used italics to indicate the few words that I did not recognize. I have dated each entry by day of the week because it helped to enhance the interpretation of her writing as many activities were carried out on specific days. I have added comments from my memory as I read these journals. Sometimes I realize I have made errors in understanding something as I gain new information from later diaries.

Reading Gramma's writings I have begun to feel as if I am reading a novel (the novel of my own family) and I have had a difficult time putting it down. I want to transcribe "just one more month." I feel that my grandmother has bequeathed her memory to me.

I am impressed by the active social and economic community in which my grandmother lived. They were constantly "calling" on family members and neighbors, especially in Mt. Upton and Gilbertsville. Often they stayed for dinner (at noon) or supper. In the later years it was Unadilla, Otego, Oneonta and beyond. They went to churches in Mt Upton as well as in Gilbertsville when they lived there and in Unadilla and Otego later.

By connecting what was said as well as what was implied, I believe these diaries reflect not only the lives of my family and their community, but life in rural Otsego County and Upstate New York during these years. One is able to follow the transitions from horse and buggy and an expansive train and bus system to today's major reliance on private vehicles. The development of phones and electricity are noted as well and I remember some of these in my own life; for example, our first telephone. Barter and trading among neighbors is especially noted in the 1930s and early 1940s. Neighbors helped each other in various ways. When there was a need, the neighbors were present.

Through these diaries, I have gained a new understanding of and appreciation my family, and I am now connected to the vibrant history of my family. During my high school teen years I was very active in school, community, and church and did not notice the many comings and goings of my family. After high school I went away to college, was married, and lived in Germany, Ohio, Florida, Washington, DC., and finally New York City. I visited home briefly and always considered Unadilla my "home," but I never returned to live Upstate until I retired from New Jersey City University in 2004 and moved into the home of my mother in Sidney.

At the time I retired, my mother, Norma (Carr) Collins, was in her 90's and was no longer able to live in her own home. I would take her for rides around Gilbertsville and the roads on which she lived and traversed during her childhood. She would relive her life as we rode along, telling me her stories and life in that world of her childhood. Her memories were rich. After each visit, I wrote her memories in a journal and still intend to place them on record in the future. (Written December 2016)

Creator

Nellie (Helen) Converse Carr

Source

Alicia Pagano

Publisher

Cooperstown Graduate Program

Date

1878-1968

Format

pdf

Language

en-us

Type

Diary

Coverage

1878-1968

Text

1889 COPY of DIARY of NELLIE CONVERSE CARR, Age 11, 12

1889 Excelsior Diary. Small maroon book maybe 2" x. 3"
"Nellie N. Converse, Butternuts, NY, December 24, 1888".(Handwritten on Inside cover)

1 Jan. Tue 1889. Frank and Emma and Fred went to Sydney this afternoon to the temperance meeting. Charlie came last night after visiting a weeklong his friends and relatives. (She listed the following names. AP)
Frank Halbert
Emma. "
Fred Smith
Charlie
Willie Park
Willis
Cora Kinch
Nelly McIntier
Nellie

2 Jan Wed. Cora Halbert came home with us from school tonight. Cora Kinch came to work this morning. Mamma and Emily put on a comfortable today to tie. Papa went to Guilford today and got a mop-wringer.
3 Jan Thu. Mable Halbert came home with us tonight. Mamma and Carrie went up to John Morrises this afternoon. Charlie, Emma, Fred, and Frank went down to Mr. Stensons to night. Papa went to Gilbertsville to night.
4 Jan Fri. We have not had much snow yet but are having very muddy weather. Fred cracked some butternuts tonight.
5 Jan Sat. It has rained some to day.The abvetor has been here to day. Charlie has had his leife insured.
6 Jan Sun. We did not any of us go to church to day. Charley took Emma home to night too stormy and Frank came home with him. Emma will go back to school in two weeks. Cora went home this morning and came back to night.
7 Jan Mon. It has been snowing quite a good deal today. Mrs. Cone does our washings. Papa got Carrie and I some writing books. No 3.
8 JanTue. I went home with Cora Halbert tonight and we went down to Mrs. Woods to spend the evening. Aunt Leaura came down a little while today.
9 Jan Wed. There is a surprise party to Jennie Egglestons tonight. It rained so did not any of our folks go.
10 Jan Thur. I did not go to school today for I was sick and Carrie did not go. Papa went to Gilbertsville today.
11 Jan Fri. Rose Thayer came up this after noon. I did not go to school to day Papa has been to Gilbertsville today.
12 Jan Sat. Rose Thayer came up to help Mamma fix her dress. Maggie and Grace called tonight.
Maggie Stenson
Grace "
16 Jan Wed. Aunt Leaura and Emma came down tonight. Fred, Willis, Frank and Charly went to Mt Upton tonight to the concert.
17 Jan Thur.Carrie did not go to school today because it rained. Julia Wood is to be married tonight, Pappa and Mamma got her a silver milk-pitcher.
18 Jan Fri. The Dr, came this afternoon. Cora and I went down to Mrs Copes tonight a little while. Papa went to Otego.
19 Jan Sat. Mamma went down to Mrs. Myricks this fore noon and stayed until about four o'clock to a surprise party that Mrs. Grilled got up. It was her birthday. Papa went to Gilbertsville today. Mrs. Senta called by a little while tonight.
20 Jan Sun. We did not go to church today. It snowed some today.
21 Jan Mon. Carrie andI did not go to school today. It snowed about 6 inches today.
22 Jan Tue. Papa went to Gilbertsville today and Carrie and I rode over to school with him. It snowed some this morning.
23cJan Wed. Uncle Fred, Aunt Minnie, Mamma and Paoa were invited up to Aunt Leauras to spend the day. It has thawed some today. Cora, Carrie and I went up to Mrs. Masters to night.
24. Jan Thur. Carrie went up to Aunt Leauras to day. Papa went up after as it snowed so hard. Emma came down this afternoon.
25Jan. Fri. Julia Kinch and Evu came over this morning and stayed all day. Mamma went down to Mrs. Cones and stayed to this after noon. Then Papa went down and got her and they went over to school.
26 Jan Sat. Carrie, Leona and I went down to Mrs. Cones evening. Charlie took Willie up to Gilbertsville tonight. Fred went home to night.
27 Jan Sun. We did not go to church today. It rained this afternoon. Cora went home this morning and has not come back yet.
28 Jan Mon. Mrs. Cone did not wash today. She did not feel very well. Cora came home with Papa today. Fred came home today. Cora, Carrie and I went up to Mrs. Masters to night.
29 JanTue. Charlie went to Gilbertsville this morning and Carrie and I rode as far as the corner with him. Mrs. Leone washed today. Frank and Emma came down this morning.
30 Jan Wed. Papa and Mamma went over to Grandpa North today and stayed all night. We expect them home tomorrow.
31 Jan Thur. Mamma and Papa came home to day.

1 Feb Fri. Papa and Willis went to South New Berlin today. Mrs. Keen eh and Walter came over to day. Mrs. Masters came down tonight.
2 Feb Sat. Fred, Carrie, Cora and I went over to Mt Upton to the concert. Uncle Carlie ad Aunt Telores came over to day. Papa went to Guilford today.
3 Feb Sun. Papa and Mamma went to church today.Uncle Fred and Aunt Minnie came over this afternoon.
4 Feb Mon. Papa went to Unadilla today. Emma and John came down to night.
5 Feb Tue. Fred and Charlie went over to Garry Gibsons to a surprise party. Mrs. Masters came down a little while tonight.It snowed some this afternoon.
6 Feb Wed. Papa and Charlie drew a load of logs today. It has been below zero today.
7 Feb Thur. Charlie drew logs over to Mt Upton today. Papa came over and got Carrie and I to night.
8 Feb Fri. Papa went to Gilbertsville today. Lillian Wood came down to Mrs. Cones today and she came up here a little while tonight.
9 Feb Sat.Walter went to South New Berlin today. Aunt Laura came down a little while this morning. Cora and I went up to Mrs. Masters a little while to night.
10 Feb Sun. Papa and Mamma went over to Mt Upton to church and then went to Uncle Fred's and stayed to dinner.Emma and John came down to night then Charlie and Emma went to Gilbertsville.
11 Feb Mon. Cora, Carrie and I went up to Mrs. Masters to night. Charlie has been drawing logs today.
12 Feb. Tue. Emma and Frank went to Elmira this morning. Papa went to Gilbertsville.
13 Feb. Wed. Papa and Willis went to Gilbertsville tonight.
14 Feb. Thur. It was the last day of school today and Cora and Willis came over to school this afternoon.
15 Feb. Fri. The men have been drawing ice to day. Aunt Ada and Uncle Fred came over this afternoon and then went to Gilbertsville. Rose Thayer came up and spent the evening to night.
16 Feb. Sat. Uncle Fred and Aunt Ada went home this afternoon. Mrs. Cone came up this afternoon a little while.
17 Feb. Sun.Fred and Carrie went to church today. Cora went home this morning and Papa went over to Mt Upton tonight and she came home with him.
18 Feb. Mon. We did not wash today. Fred and Charlie went to Mt Upton tonight.
19 Feb Tue. Mrs. Cone washed today. Willie Kinch came here a little while today.
20 Feb Wed. We all went out riding down hill tonight. Rose Thayer and Mrs, Cone went with us. Grandma went up to Aunt Leaunas today and intends to stay all the week.
21 Feb Thur. Charlie, Willis, Fred and Papa and Mamma went over to the old folks concert tonight. Grandpa came over this morning and stayed til afternoon then went up to Gilbertsville.
22 Feb. Fri. Grandma and Aunt Leaura came and made a call this morning. Beulah Palmer came here a little while this morning.
23 Feb Sat. Cora, Larry and I went up to John Morrises this after noon. Charlie went to Gilbertsville tonight.
24 Feb. Sun.Mamma and Papa went to church today. Fred went over to Mt Upton to church to night.
25 FebMon. Mrs. Cone washed today. We went out an rode down hill to night. Rose and Cora and Sloan came by and Leora came down.
26 Feb.Tue. Mr. .... Came up a little while to night. Papa got a barrel of flour today.
27Feb Wed. Charlie went over to Mt Upton to have his teeth filled today.
28 Feb Thur. Papa and Willis went to Mt Upton this after noon. Mr. and Mrs. Gage or Yager stopped by here and brought my bird. Mamma and Papa went to Mr. Stensons a little while today.

1 Mar Fri. Papa went to Gilbertsville today. Blanche Lamphere came up a little while this after noon.
2 Mar Sat. Grandma came over with Papa this morning and stayed all day and the went and took her back.
3 Mar. Sun. We all went to church but Fred and Willie today. Mr, Trellis preached. Charlie and Willie went over to church at night.Aunt Leaura and Uncle Julius were down a little while this afternoon.
4 Mar Mon. Mrs. Cone washed today. Carrie went down to Mrs. Cones tonight. Fred has been sick all day.
5 Mar Tue. Fred went home this morning.
6 Mar Wed. John has worked here today. Mr. Gear left a package of tea tonight.
7 Mar Thur. Aunt Leaura and Anna came down to day and spent the day. Grandpa has been here a little while to day. Mrs. Masters and Mrs. Cone called here tonight. Cora went home this morning. Miss Blanche came down a little while today. Hattie ...has been here today to buy our eggs
8 Mar Fri. Cora came back this morning. Papa, Carrie and I went up to Aunt Leauras this morning and ... ... .. Cora, Mable, Carrie and I went up to .... ....
9 Mar Sat. The Dr has been here today. An old man that has a been working for Johnny stopped here to supper tonight.
10 Mar Sun. Mamma and Papa went over to Mt Upton to church and stayed to Uncle Fred's to dinner. John Halbert came down tonight a little while.
11 Mar Mon. Mrs. Cone washed today. Charlie and Willis cut logs today and took their dinner with them. Papa went up to Aunt Leauras this afternoon, Mama and Willie went after him tonight.
12 Mar Tue. Charlie Wood went to Gilbertsville this afternoon and Lillian came down here and stayed until he came back.Papa went up to Uncle John's today.
13 Mar Wed. Mrs. Cone came up this afternoon and helped sew carpet rugs and stayed to super. Cora, Carrie and I went up to Mrs. Masters to take the mail.
14 Mar Thur. Aunt Minnie and Uncle Fred came over just before dinner and stayed the day. Papa and Willis are to work in the mill this evening. Uncle Julius was down a little while this evening.
15 Mar Fri. Charlie Sweet called here this morning. The al? To come this afternoon. Charlie has drew ties over to Mt Upton to day.
16 Mar Sat. Mamma went down yo Mr. Willey's this afternoon and Papa went down to night and they spent the evening.
17 Mar. Sun. We did not any of us go to church today. Jennie Gadsby was buried today and Mr. And Mrs. Thruston went and stopped on the way back to oil their wagon.
18 Mar Mon. Mrs. Cone washed today. Charlie and Willis went to Gilbertsville tonight. 19 Mar Tue. Papa went to South New Berlin today. Cora and Mabel went over to Uncle Fred's to day and stopped here on their way over a little while. John came down a little while tonight.
20 Mar Wed. Charlie and Willis went down to Rose Thayers to night. Uncle Julius was here to dinner to day.
21 Mar Thur. Papa and Mamma went to Gilbertsville today.
22 Mar Fri.. Aunt Minnie, Mrs Farmer, Mrs. Willey, Aunt Leaura, renward and Mrs. Cone were invited here this afternoon to a rug bee. Cora went and took Aunt Minnie home and Georgia came back with her and is going to stay all night.
23 Mar Sat. Georgia went over to Mt Upton this morning. Carrie and I went up to Mrs. Masters and I took the mail.
24 Mar Sun. Papa and Mamma went to church this evening. Fred came here to night.
25 Mar Mon. I went down to Charley Sweets this afternoon for a little while. Fred came home tonight.
26 Mar Tue. Carrie went up to Mrs Masters today.
27 Mar Wed. Papa went to Unadilla this morning. Mr. Heat called this after noon.
28 Mar Thur. Homer Dexter has been here today to get Mrs Masters potatoes to day. Mr. White made a call this afternoon. Papa came home tonight.
29 Mar Fri. Papa went today. Aunt Leaura and John and Anna and the baby went over to Mt Upton and stopped here a little while.
30 Mar Sat. Charlie weren't home tonight with a felon on his finger. Fred and Willis went to Gilbertsville tonight.
31Mat Sun. Willis, Carrie and I went to church today. Julia Kinch brought Cora over this afternoon.

1 Apr Mon. Mrs. Cone did not wash today. John has been to work here today. We are not going to take our mills to the factory this summer.
2 Apr Tue. Papa went to Albany this morning. Mrs Cone washed today.
3 Apr Wed. Mamma went to Gilbertsville today. Mr. Cone came up this evening. I went down to Mrs. Cones this evening.
4 Apr Thur. Cora and I went up to Mrs. Masters today to get the mail. Papa came tonight and Uncle Edward came with him.
5 Apr Fri. Mamma went over to Grampa Norths place this afternoon. Rose Thayer and Grace Stenson came up this afternoon and Grace stayed to supper. Mrs. Cone came up tonight after her milk.
6 Apr Sat. Mamma came home to night. Mrs. Cone came up tonight after her milk.
7 Apr Sun. Papa and Mamma went to church today. Aunt Leaura and Julius and John came down tonight.
8 Apr Mon.Papa went to Mt Upton to day. Carrie and I went down to Charley Sweets to night a little while and stopped to Mrs. Thayers a little while.
9 Apr Tue. Papa and Carrie and I went over to Uncle Charlies. Papa went home but Carrie and I are going to stay the rest of the week and over to ..... Michael Percy is going to work for us a little while.
10 Apr Wed. We went down to the bridge to night to see the fliers go down.
11 Apr. Thur. Carrie and I went over to Grandpa Norths to day.
12 Apr. Fri. Aunt Ada and Carrie and I went down to Mr. ... To night.
13 Apr Sat. Carrie and I came up on the mountain to Mt Upton and then we went down to Aunt Minnie's and Cora came over to the concert so Carrie and I went with them and we came home with Mamma and Cora stayed over.
14 Apr Sun. Willis, Carrie and I went to church today.
15 Apr Mon. School commenced today. Helene Kellogg is going to teach. Willis and I went. Papa went to Morris today. Miss Blanche came down a little while tonight.
16 AprTue. I went up a little while to Mrs. Masters tonight
17 Apr Wed. Mrs. Cone came up a little while tonight.
18 Apr Thur. Mrs. Cone came up a little while tonight. Mr. And Mrs. Kinch came over and took Cora back. She is not going to work for us any more.
19 Apr Fri. Willis and Papa to. Mt Upton this afternoon. Grandpa stopped here on his way to Mt Upton. Charley and Willis went to Mt Upton this evening. We did not go to school today.
20 Apr Sat. Mrs. Cone up this afternoon and mopped. Fred went to Mt Upton tonight.
Miss Blanch and Mrs Masters came down a little while tonight.
21 Apr Sun Papa, Carrie, Fred and I went to church today. Charlie went to Mt. Upton today.
22 Apr Mon. Charlie went home tonight. Papa went to Mt Upton tonight. Nellie McIntier is going to work for us this summer. She came today.
23 April Tue. Papa went down to Gilbertsville today. Nellie, Carrie and I went down to Rose Thayers a little while tonight. Uncle Julius came down a little while tonight.
24 Apr Wed. Mamma went up to Hank Silveys today. Blanche and Mrs, Dexter called to here a little while.
25 Apr Thur. Laura Halbert went to Mt Upton today and stopped here on her way back to supper
26 Apr Fri. Papa went to Mt Upton today.
27 Apr Sat. I went up to Mrs. Masters to send for some bird seed by them, Fred and Willis went to Mt Upton tonight.
28. Arp Sun. Nellie, Fred and I went to church today.
29 Apr Mon. We did not wash today. Miss Blanche came down a little while tonight.
30 Apr Tues. Mrs. Cone washed today. Walter Kinch came over a little while to night,
Mrs. White came down a title while tonight. I went up to Mrs. Masters to take the mail.


1 May Wed. Mama and Papa went over to Mt Upton this morning and went again this evening to a sale
2 May Thur. Papa and Willis went to Gilbertsville tonight. Papa went to Mt Upton this afternoon.
3 May Fri. Mr. And Mrs. Payne came this morning and stayed all day. Papa went to Mt Upton this afternoon. Grace Stenson came up to night and we went after flowers.
4 May Sat. Willis went home this noon. His sister is going to have a party tonight. Uncle Hobart and Aunt Anna went over to Mt Upton to night and stopped here a minute on their way over.
5 May Sun. Willis, Fred, Michael, Carrie and I went to church today and Willis came home with us. Rose came up this afternoon and we went up in the woods after some flowers.
6 May Mon. Uncle Hobart and Aunt Anna came over from Mt Upton and they are going to stay till tomorrow. Mrs. Cone took the clothes down to her house and washed them. Mrs. Blanch, Mrs. Dexter, Mrs. Masters came down this evening. Nellie, Carrie and I went down to Mrs. Cones to get the clothes tonight.
7 May Tues. papa went to Gilbertsville today. Uncle Hobart and Aunt Anna went over to Mt Upton today.
8 May Wed. Mrs Masters came down a little while tonight.
9 May Thurs. Fred and Willis went to Mt Upton tonight. Grandpa came here this morning and stayed all day.
10 May Fri. Papa went to Mt Upton today. Fred and Willis went fishing to night.
11 May Sat. Papa went to Gilbertsville to a sale today. Aunt Leaura came down today and papered Mamma's room and Mama took her home tonight.
12 May Sun. Mamma and Papa went to church today. Nellie and I went up to Mrs. Masters this afternoon.
13 May Mon. Papa went to Mt Upton today. Mamma went to Mt Upton this afternoon. Willis went to Mt Upton tonight. mrs. Cone came up a little while tonight.
14. May Tue. Mamma and Papa went to Gilbertsville today.
15 May Wed. I did not go to school today.
16 May Thu. Papa went to Mt Upton tonight. Carrie did not go to school today.
17 May Fri. Mamma and Papa went to Mt Upton this afternoon. Rose Thayer came up this evening.
18. May Sat. Charlie came back and Fred went home today. Momma and Papa went to Uncle Charlie's today.
19 May Sun. Willis, Charlie, Carrie, Nellie and I went to church today.
20 May Mon. We did not go to school today. It rained so. Papa went to Gilbertsville. We have been cleaning house today. We didn't wash today.
21 May Tue. We did not go to school today. Mrs. Cone was not able to wash today so we done it. Willis and I went down to Mrs. Cones tonight. Fred came home tonight.
22 May Wed. Papa went up to Uncle Julius today. The boys went fishing tonight.
23 May Thurs. Willis went to Mt Upton tonight. Rose Thayer came up a little while tonight.
24 May Fri. Papa has gone over to Mr. Mussons tonight. Mrs. Cone came up a little while tonight.
25 May Sat. Willis and Charlie went to Gilbertsville tonight. John Halbert has been working for Papa today.
26 May Sun. Mamma and Papa went to church today. Mamma and Papa went to Mt Upton tonight to church.
27 May Mon. Mrs. Cone came up a little while tonight. We took the washing down to her house today. Papa went to Mt Upton today.
28 May Tue. John came down a little while tonight. Carrie and I went down to Mrs Cones tonight to get the clothes. Charlie went to Mt Upton tonight.
29 May Wed. Papa and Willis went to Mt Upton to day.
30 May Thu. We didn't go to school today. It was Decoration Day.
31 May Fri. Mrs. Cone came up today and white washed her kitchen. and Aunt Leaura came down and spent the day today.

1 Jun Sat. Uncle Gene and Aunt Anne came out to night. Papa went to Mt Upton this morning and Gilbertsville this evening.
2 Jun Sun. Aunt Alice came over to day. She is going to stay a few days. Uncle Edward and Earl came over and stayed a while today. Papa, Uncle Gene, CarrieWillis, and Nellie went to church today. They all went to church tonight.
3 Jun Mon. Uncle Gene and Papa went over to Frank Prentice to night. Aunt Alice went up to Aunt Leaura's to night. We went to fishing. We did not go to school to day.
4 Jun. Tue. Uncle Gene, Aunt Anne, Aunt Alice, and Mamma went over to Grandpa North's today. Mamma and Aunt Alice came back tonight.
5. Jun Wed. John and Uncle Julius came down for a little while. Papa went to Bedell's tonight. Mama and Aunt Alice went up to Mrs. Woods today and Aunt Alice stayed up there. Fred and Charlie worked up to Uncle Julius today.
6 Jun Thur. Mamma and Aunt Alice went over to Aunt Flora's to night. Fred, Charlie went up to Gilbertsville to night. They worked up to Uncle Julius to day.
7 Jun Fri. Mamma came home to day.
8 Jun Sat. Michael went over to Charlie Prentice to day.
9 Jun Sun. Children's Day. Fred, Nellie, Willie, Michael, Carrie, and I went to church to day. Papa, Willis, and Charlie went over to Mt Upton to night.
10 Jun Mon. Mamma and Carrie went down to Mrs. Thayers to night. Nellie and I went up to Mrs. Masters to day.
11 Jun Tue. Papa went to Mt Upton this afternoon. Papa went up to Mr. Peabody's to get some pigs
12 Jun Wed. Aunt Ada and Aunt Libbie came over to day. Grace and Emma came up to night. Uncle Julius came down to work to day.
13 Jun Thu. Aunt Libbie and Aunt Ada went home to day. Uncle Fred and Aunt Minnie stopped here a little while to day.
14 Jun Fri. Grandpa and Grandma were here a little while to day. Fred and Charlie went to Mt Upton to night.
15 Jun Sat. Grandpa came over to day and stayed all day. Fred and Charlie (their girls included) went to Chenango Lake to day.
16 Jun Sun. Willis, Carrie and I went to church to day. Mamma and Papa went to church to night.
17 Jun Mon. We did not go to school to day. We did the washing all hands of us.
18 Jun Tue. Mamma went over to Mt Upton today to get Aunt Mary, Georgie, and Rena and took them back tonight. Willie stayed down to Mrs. Cones all day. We did not go to school today.
19 Jun Wed. Frank Halbert came home from Elmira to day and Freddie Benidick came out with him. Carrie, Nellie and I went up to Mrs. Cones to get some Rose leaves tonight.
20 Jun Thurs. Willis went to Gilbertsville to night. Fred, Charlie and Michael went up to Aunt Leauras to night. Mrs. Cone came up a little while to night. Mrs. Dexter went down a. little while to night. Nellie, Carrie and I went up to Mrs. Masters to get some rose leaves tonight. John came down a little while to day.
21 Jun Fri. Freddie came home with Carrie and I to night. Papa went over to Mt Upton this fore noon. We got Neddie to night.
22 Jun Sat. Mamma and Papa went over to Norwich to day. I went down to Mrs. Cones this morning. Charlie and Willis went to Bainbridge today.
23 Jun Sun. Nellie, Fred and I went to church today. Mamma and Papa came home today.
24 Jun Mon. Papa went up to Uncle Julius and Freddie went with him and stayed up. Charlie and Willis came home to day. Fred went over to Mt Upton to night. Charlie and Willis went to Gilbertsville tonight.
25 Jun Tue. Michael went to Gilbertsville to day, Charlie went to Mt Upton to day. John came a little while to night
26 Jun Wed. Papa went to Sidney today. It has rained all day.
27 Jun Thu. Papa and Mamma went to Mt Upton to night.
28 Jun Fri. I did not go to school today. Fred and Charlie went to Mt Upton to night.
29 Jun Sat. Willis and Charlie went to Gilbertsville tonight. Fred an Michael went somewhere I don't know where.
30 Jun Sun. Willis, Carrie and May went to church to day. Mamma and Papa went over to Mt Upton to church tonight. Fred went home this morning and came back and his brother Ernest with him

1 Jul Mon. Mamma and Papa went to Gilbertsville to night. Charlie and Willis went to Mt Upton to night.
2 Jul Tue. Cora Halbert came home with us to night. Papa and Chaarlie went up to Aunt Laura's and stayed all day.
3 Jul Wed. Papa went to Morris to day and Willis went to Gilbertsville to day. Charlie went up in Oregon to day took his dinner and stayed all day.
4 Jul Thu. Fred, Ernest, Charlie, Willis and Michael went up to Gilbertsville this morning and Charlei and Michael came home to do the milking and then went back at night and Carrie and Willie and I went back with them. Papa and Mamma went up to the 4th to night. Papa and Mama went over to Mt. Upton and stayed all day. Nellie went up to Gilbertsville this morning and is going to stay all night.
5 Jul Fr. Ernest went home this morning. Nellie came back this morning. Emma came down a while this after noon. It was the last day of school to day.
6 Jul Sat. We had a school picnic to day. Mamma Carrie, Willie and I went. Mamma and Papa went to Mt Upton to night. Carrie and Willie went to Mt Upton this morning.
7 Jul Sun. Mamma, Papa, Michael and Carrie went to church today.
8 Jul Mon. Papa and Willie went to Mt Upton this afternoon. Papa went up to Uncle Julius this afternoon. Mrs. Cone came up a little while tonight.
9 Jul Tue. Aunt Leaura, Jeoros, Anna and Iruair went to Mt Upton to night. Cora stayed here while they were gone. Charlie went to Mount Upton with a load of hay tonight.
10 Jul Wed. Carrie and I went berrying tonight. Mrs. Dexter and Mrs. Blanch came down a little while tonight. Mrs. Cone came up a little while tonight. Mama went down to Mrs. Cones a little while tonight. Charlie and Nellie went to Gilbertsville to night.
11 Jul Thu. Nellie and I went berrying this morning. Papa and Charlie went to Aunt Leauras to day.
12 Jl Fri. Carrie, Nellie and I went to berrying to night. Mamma and Papa went to Mt Upton to night and Earl North came back with them.
13 Jul Sat. Michael and Willis went to Gilbertsville tonight. Charlie went home tonight. Papa and Grandpa went over to Mt Upton tonight. Earl went over to Mt Upton tonight.
14 Jul Sun. Willis, Carrie, Nellie, Fred and I went to church today. Mama and Papa went over to Uncles Charles this afternoon. Fred went to church tonight REMEMBER TODAY.
15 Jul Mon. Freddie came back here today. Mrs. Cone did not wash today. It rained all day. Papa went to Gilbertsville this afternoon.
16 Jul Tue. Mrs. Cone washed today. Fred and Charlie went up to Aunt Leaures to work to day. Carrie, Freddie, Willy and I went berrying to day.
17 Jul Wed. Mrs. Cone and I went berrying to day. Rose and Grace came along to night and I went up into the woods, and they stopped a little while, and Fred went home with them.Carrie went down to Mrs Cones a little while to night.Mrs. Blanches do Mrs. Dexter came down a little while to night.
18 Jul Thu. Mr. Don Prentice and his wife called a little while to night. Fred and Michael went to Mt Upton to night. Grandpa went to Mt Upton to peddle meat this morning. Charlie is not going to work for us any more. Uncle Charlie came over last night and got him. He is going to work for him for a few days then going West.
19 Jul Fri. Papa went to Unadilla this after noon. Nellie has been sick all day.
20 Jul Sat. Grandpa, Freddie, and Willie went fishing to day. Carrie and I went berrying to day. Fred went over to Mt Upton to night. Charlie came over this morning and stayed until after noon. Bertie McIntier, Nellies sister came down with Mr. Hendricks this morning and went back with him.
21 Jul Sun. Papa and Mamma went to church to day. Charlie and Fred came over, they took their girls (Grace and Emma) and went somewhere.
22 Jul Mon. Mrs. Cone washed to day. Carrie and I went berrying this morning. Rose came up a little while to night and Fred went home with her. Willie went to Mt Upton to night.
23 Jul Tue. Michael went to Mt Upton. Papa and Mamma went to night.
24 Jul Wed. Mrs Willey Norman and Charlie came up and spent the afternoon.Don Prentice called here a little while to night.
25 Jul Thu. Carrie and Nellie went down to Mrs. Cones to night.
26 Jul Fri. Carrie and Nellie went berrying to night.
27 Jul Sat. It has rained all dat. To day. Grandpa went fishing to day. Aunt Leaura went down to Mt Upton to night & when she came back she stopped here a little while. Papa went to Mt Upton to night. Fred went this morning.
28 Jul Sun. Fred, Nellie and I went to church this morning. Nellie is not going to work for us any more. Mamma, Papa, and Carrie went to Mt Upton to church to night.
29 Jul Mon. Papa went to Gilbertsville to day. Charlie Smith came here a little while to night. Papa went to Mt Upton to day.
30 Jul Tue. Papa went to Gilbertsville and Mamma went to George Dibbles and Papa came to dinner up there. Carrie and I went up to Aunt Leaura's tonight.
31 Jul Wed. Grandpa and Papa went over to Mt Upton this morning to take the chickens.

1 Aug Thur. Carrie and I went up to Aunt Leaura's this after noon and Mama went up after us at night. Fred went home this morning.
2 Aug Fri. Carrie went down to Mrs. Cones a little while this morning.Michael and Willis went to Gilbertsville to night.
3 Aug Sat. Papa went to Gilbertsville this afternoon. Mrs. Cone came up a little while to night.Michael started for Canada where his home is this morning. He is not going to work for us any more.
4 Aug. Sun. Willis, Carrie and I went to church to day. Mamma and Papa went to Gilbertsville to church to night. Michael went up to Aunt Leaura's to day.
5 Aug Mon. Mr. Dailies Wivin from Binghamton came here this afternoon. He is going to stay a day or two. Rev Thayer came up this afternoon and stayed all afternoon and Fred went home with him. Papa went to Gilbertsville today and stopped to Mr. Mullins and got pigs. Papa, Michael, and Willis went to Mt Upton to take the calves. Aunt Minnie went to Gilbertsville and stopped a little while.
6 Aug Tue. Emma came down this afternoon and Papa went over to school meeting and she went up to the corner. Grandpa and Michael went to Mt Upton to night. The men have been working in Oregon to day.
7 Aug Wed. Mamma and I went down to Mrs. Cones this afternoon. Carrie and Willie went berrying this after noon. the men have been to work in Oregon today.
8 Aug Thur. Mamma and Willis went to Gilbertsville tonight. The men have been working in Oregon today. Carrie and I went over there berrying to day.
9 Aug Fri. Mamma went down street somewhere. I don't know where to get some men to help thrash to morrow.
10 Aug Sat. Uncle Fred brought Grandma over this morning. She is going to stay. We threshed today. John Halbert and Charlie Sweet worked here today. Mamma and Carrie went to Mt Upton to night.
11 Aug Sun. Grandpa, Grandma, Willie, Fred, Carrie and I went to church to day. Mamma and Papa went over to Mt Upton to church to night.
12 Aug Mon. The men worked in Origen to day. Papa went over to Mt Upton to night. Mrs. Cone washed to day.
13 Aug Tue. Miss Blanche and Mrs. Dexter came down a little while to night.
14 Aug Wed. Mamma has colored her carpet rugs to day and Mrs. Cone had come and she came up and colored them to help Mamma. Mamma and Mrs. Cone went to Mt Upton this after noon. I went up to Mrs. Masters a little while to night. Rose Thayer came up a little while to night.
15 Aug Thur. Carrie, Willie and I went berrying this after noon. Mamma and Papa went over to Theodore Wallins tonight. The men worked in Oregon today.
16 Aug. Fri. Cora and Mabel came down this afternoon and stayed all day. Mrs. Miller and Mrs. Stenson called here this after noon. The men worked in Oregon today.
17 Aug Sat. Grandpa & Grandma North came over to day and Grandpa and Willie went fishing this afternoon. The men worked in Oregon to day.
18 Aug Sun. Papa and Mamma Willie and Willis and I went to church to day. Mamma went down to Mrs. Cones this after noon and she came up and stayed a little while.
19 Aug Mon. Papa went to Morris to day.
20 Aug Tue. Papa went to Gilbertsville this fore noon. Mamma and Papa went to Rock Dale this afternoon to take the carpet rags. Carrie, Willis and I went berrying this morning. Grace ... Ruth Wallen and Edith Bently came over this afternoon.
21Aug Wed. Papa went to Gilbertsville this after noon.
22 Aug Thu. Papa went. To Mt Upton this morning. Mama went down to Mrs. Wiley's and spent the after noon and Carrie went after her to night.
23 Aug Fri. Mrs. Cone, Carrie and I went berrying this after noon. Papa and Fred worked up in Oregon today.
24 Aug Sat. Papa and Fred finished up in Oregon today.
25 Aug Sun. Grandma and Granpa, Willis, Fred, Carrie and I went to church today.
26 Aug Mon. I went berrying to day. Grandpa and Carrie went up to Aunt Leaura's this afternoon. Papa went down to Mr. Mores tonight. Mrs. Cone washed.
27 Aug Tue. Carrie and I went berrying to day. Papa and Willis went over to Mt Upton to night.
28 Aug Wed. Grandpa and Willie went over to Mt Upton this morning. Papa and Mamma went over to Mt Upton this afternoon..
29 aug Thur. Cora and Emma came down and went berrying with Carrie and I and Mamma went & took them home to night.
30 Aug Fri. Uncle Fred and Aunt Ada came over to day. Aunt Ada, Carrie and I went down to Rick Thayers a little while. Mamma and Papa went to Gilbertsville to night.
Grandpa went to Mt Upton this afternoon.
31 Aug Sat. Papa went to Mt Upton this afternoon. Mamma went down to Rus Thayers to night. Papa and Willis went to Mt Upton to night. Fred went down to R... Thayers to night.

1 Sept Sun. Papa & Carrie & I went to church to day. Papa & Mamma went to church to night.
2 Sept Mon. Mrs. Cone washed to day.
3 Sept Tue. Mamma & Mrs Cone went over to Mr. Bushnells this afternoon. __ took Grandpa down to Mr Mudges to get some cows and stayed over to Uncle Fred's to dinner.
4 Sept Wed. Emma came down this morning to help Grandma & is going to stay a day or two. Papa went over to Frank Prentices to day. Fred &Willis went over to Mt Upton to night. Mrs. Dexter & Miss Blanche came down to night.
5 Sept Thur. Uncle Julius came down to day & helped paint the silo. Carrie & I went down to Mrs. Thayers to night. Miss Blanche came down a little while tonight.
6 Sept Fri. Aunt Minnie came over this morning & Uncle Fred came after her this afternoon. Papa & Mamma went over to Guilford to the reunion to day. Fred went over to the reunion to day & is going to stay all night. Papa went over to Mt Upton to night.
7 Sept Sat. Carrie and I went up and took Emma home to night.
8 Sept Sun. Mamma & Papa, Grandpa & Grandma went to church to day. Pap & Mamma went to church over to Mt Upton to night.
9 Sept Mon. Papa worked in the road this fore noon. Papa went over to Mt Upton tonight
10 Sept Tue. Grandpa went over toMt Upton this after noon. Papa & Mamma went up to Aunt Leaura's to night. Emma came down to night. She is going to help Grandma again.
11 Sept Wed. Aunt Leaura went to Mt Upton to night & Emma went home with her.
Willis went away tonight. He is going home and to the State Fair. Dug part of the potatoes to day.
12 Sept Thur. Carrie went and took Papa over to the train to day. He is going to the Walton Fair. Mama and Aunt Leaurie went up to Mrs. Savers to day. Fred went over to Mt Upton to meet Papa to night.
13 Sept Fri. Mr. Ives came over and cut some corn today. Charlie Sweet worked here today
14 Sept Sat. Carrie and I went to the S.S. Picnic in Mr. Copes Grove today.
15 Sept Sun. Fred, Carrie and I went to church today. Aunt Ada & Charlie Davis called here a while to night.
16 Sep Tue. Mr. Ives and Mr. Jewel cut corn here today. Charlie Sweet worked here today.Papa went to Mt Upton this morning. Papa went to Gilbertsville today.
17 Sept Mon. It has rained all day today. Papa went over to Mt Upton today and up to Mr. Shepard.
18 Sept Wed. . Mr. Ives, Mr. Jewel, Frank Marsh, Billy Farmer worked here to day. Mamma, Carrie and I went up to Mr. Marshes this morning. Fred went over to Mt Upton to night
19 Sept Thur. The men came over from Mt Upton to cut corn today. Charlie Sweet worked here to day. Mamma went down to Mrs. Thayers this afternoon. Fred and Papa went over to Mt Upton to night.
20 Sept Fri. the men from Mt Upton worked here today & Charlie Sweet. Papa went to Mt Upton this morning & to night.
21 Sept Sat. Mr. Ives & Jewel worked here today & Charlie Sweet. Aunt Leaura & Uncle Julius stopped here to dinner to day. They have been to Sidney.
22 Sept Sun. Grandpa & Grandma went to Mt Upton to church to day. Papa & Fred went to Mt Upton to church to night.
23 Sept Mon. The men from Mt Upton worked here to day & Charlie Sweet & Chalmer Cope. Papa & Fred went over to Mt Upton to night.
24 Sept Tue. Rose Thayer came up today and helped make our dresses. Mr. Ives, Jewel, and Elson worked here today. Charlie Wood, Charlie Sweet & Uncle Julius worked here to day.
25 Sept Wed. Papa & Mamma went over to Mt Upton to night. Rose helped Mama to day.
John & Will Sweet Wr..d and Elson worked here today.
26 Sept Thur. Rose helped Mamma today. John & Will Sweet and Charlie Wood. Charlie Sweet and Elson worked here this forenoon. It rained this afternoon.
27 Sept Fri. Charlie Sweet & Charlie Wood & John & Willie Sweet & Elson work here to day.
28 Sept Sat. John worked here to day. Charlie Sweet worked here to day. Papa went to Mt Upton to night.
29 Sept Sun. Mamma & Papa went to church to day. Fred & Willis went to Mt Upton to church to night.
30 Sept Mon. Carrie and I went to school this morning but the teacher did not come. Mamma & Papa went to Mt Upton to night.

1 Oct Tue. Grandpa & Willie went to Mt Upton to day. Mamma & Papa went to Gilbertsville to night.
2 Oct Wed. Papa went to Mt Upton this afternoon
3 Oct Thurs Papa and Mamma, Emma, John, Cora, Carrie and I went to Morris to fair today. Took Uncle Julius horses and our wagon. Fred went to the fair to day.
4 Oct Fri Papa went to Mt Upton.
5 Oct Sat. Papa went to Unadilla and around after some calves. mamma and Papa went to Mt Upton tonight.
6.Oct Sun. Papa, Carrie and I went to church to day.Mamma and Papa, Willis, Carrie and I went to Mt Upton to church to night.
7 Oct Mon. We went to school to day. Miss Lettie Tibey is going to teach. Papa went to Mt Upton to night.
8 Oct Tue. Papa went to Mt Upton this morning. Took some chickens and then went off after some calves. Emma came down this morning. Is going to help Mamma clean house a few days.
9 Oct Wed. We did not go to school to day. Papa and Mamma went down to Fred Slades to night after a calf.
10 Oct Thur. Papa went to Gilbertsville this afternoon. Anna came home from school with us to night to stay all night.
11 Oct Fri. Emma, Carrie and I went down to Mrs. Meyers to night.
12 Oct Sat. Uncle Fred and Aunt Minnie came over for a little while to day.
13 Oct Sun. Papa and Mamma and Willis went over to Mt Upton to church to night.
14 Oct Mon. Papa went to Mt Upton this morning. Charlie Sweet worked here to day.
15 Oct Tue. Papa went to Mt Upton this morning.Miss Blanche called here a while today.
Papa and Mamma went to Mt. Upton to night. Mr. Rick worked here to day to do some papering and painting.Charlie Sweet worked here today. We didn't go to school to day.
16 Oct Wed. We did not go to school to day. Papa went to Gilbertsville this morning. Papa went up to Aunt Leaura's this after noon.
17 Oct Thur. Papa and Willis went to Gilbertsville this morning. Mamma and Papa went to Mt Upton to night.
18 Oct Fri. Papa went up to Aunt Leaura's to night.
19 Oct Sat. I went up to get Anna this morning to help Mamma to day. Willis went up to Gilbertsville to night. Papa and Fred went to Mt Upton to night.
20 Oct Sun. Carrie and Willie went to take Emma home this morning. Mamma and Papa and Willie went to church to day. Mamma and Papa went to Mt Upton to church to night.
21 Oct Mon. Papa and Mamma went over to Mt Upton to night.

22 Oct Tue. Papa went to New York to day and expecting to stay a few days. Mr. Rick. Is here painting to day.
23 Oct Wed. I did not go to school to day. Mr. Rick is painting to day.
24 Oct Thur. Papa came. home to day. Mr. Rick is painting to day.
25 Oct Fri. Mamma & Papa went to Mt Upton to night.
26 Oct Sat. Mr. Rick painted to day.
27 Oct Sun. We did not go to church to day. It rained all day.
28 Oct Mon. Papa went to Mt Upton this morning. We did not go to school to day.Papa and Willis went over to Mt Upton to night with a load of calves. Mr. Rick worked here to day.
29 Oct Tue. Papa went over to Mt Upton and down to Rockdale to get the carpet this fore noon and stayed to dinner.. They went up above White Store this afternoon after some calves.Mr. Rick worked here to day.
30 Oct Wed. Carrie and I went up to Aunt Leaura's this morning to get Emma. She is going to help Mamma a few days. Papa & Mamma went to Mt Upton to night. Mr. Rick and Glen worked here to day.
31 Oct Thu. Carrie and I did not go to school to day. Mr. Rick and Glen worked here to day.

1 Nov Fri. Papa went to Mt Upton to day. Glen worked here to day.
2 Nov Sat. Grandpa went to Mt Upton this evening. Mr. Rick and Glen worked here to day.
3 Nov Sun. We did not go to church to day. Mamma took Emma over home to day.
4 Nov Mon. Papa and Willis went to Oneonta to day. Mr. Rick worked here to day.
5 Nov Tue. Papa, Grandpa & Willis went up to election. Mr. Rick and Glen worked here to day. Mamma & Papa went over to Mt Upton to night. Fred plowed down in Mrs. Myrick's lot to day.
6 Nov Wed. Fred plowed to day. Mr. Rick and Glen worked here to day. Cora came home with us to night.
7 Nov Thu. Uncle Charles and Aunt Flora came over to day & Carrie and I came home at noon.Papa went to Gilbertsville this forenoon.
8 Nov Fri Papa, Charlie & Fred went to Mt Upton to night. Mr. Rick & Glen worked here to day.
9 Nov Sat. Uncle Henry and Aunt Alice were here tonight. Glen worked here today and Mr. Rick worked here this afternoon.
10 Nov Sun. Willis & Fred went to church to day. Willis went to church with Grandpa & Grandma to day. Uncle Henry & Aunt Alice went up to Uncle Julius & Mrs. Wards this morning and went home this afternoon.
11 Nov. Mon. Fred came over and got Carrie & I Tonight. It rained. Mr. Rick & Glen came over to day. Will Peabody came over today & killed more calves.
12 Nov Tue. Will Peabody come down today & killed some pigs. Mrs. Cone came up a little while to day to help Mamma.Mr. Rick & Glen worked here to day.
13 Nov Wed. Papa & Mamma went to Gilbertsville to night. Fred came over Carrie & I from school to night.
14 Nov Thur. Papa & Mamma went to Gilbertsville this afternoon. Cora, John, Mabel, & Anna came down to pick up walnuts. Mr. Rick worked here to day.
15 Nov. Fri. Cora came home with Carrie & I to night. She is going to help grandma tomorrow. Mr. Rick worked here to day.
16 Nov Sat. Cora, Carrie & I went up on the hill this afternoon. Cora went home to night.
Mr. Rick worked here to day. Mr. & Mrs. Willey came over here to night.
17 Nov Sun. We did not any of us go to church.
18 Nov. Mon Papa went over and took Carrie & I to school this morning.Fred came over and got Carrie & I to night. Mr. Rick worked to day.
19 Nov. Tue. Papa and Mamma went over to Mt. Upton to night. Papa & Freddie & Willie went over to Mt Upton this morning to take some calves.
20 Nov. Wed. Papa went somewhere today and he may go over to Norwich. I can't say.
21 Nov Thur. Papa came home to night.
22 Nov Fri. Papa went to Morris to day.
23 Nov Sat. Papa went to Sydney to day. Papa & Mamma went to Mt Upton to night
24 Nov Sun. Papa, Carrie & I worked to church to day.
25 Nov Mon. Papa went to Morris to get an engine to day. Will Peabody came down to day and killed a pig. Papa commenced to take milk to the factory to day.
26 Nov Tue. Mabel came here with us to night. Papa went over to Willeys this morning.
27 Nov Wed. Grandpa came over and got Carrie & I to night from school.
28 Nov Thur. Mr. & Mrs. Willey were to dinner to day.
29 Nov Fri. Fred & Willis have gone down to Grace Stensons to a surprise party to night.
30 Nov Sat.. Papa & Mamma a went over to Grandpa Norths to night. They are going to stay all night. Clarence Lamphere worked here to night.

1 Dec. Sun. We did not any of us go to church to day. Papa & Mamma came home to night.
2 Dec Mon.Fred went away this morning. He is not going to work for us any more.Wilbur Hovey is going to work for us. Don't fancy the change at all.
3 Dec Tue. Papa and Wilber went over to Mt Upton to night. Uncle Fred came over to day and is going to stay all night.
4 Dec Wed. Uncle Fred went away this morning. Willie and Grandpa went over to Mt Upton this afternoon.
5 Dec Thur. Uncle Fred came over today. He is going to work for us for a while.
6 Dec. Fri. Mamma went up to Aunt Leaura's this morning.
7 Dec Sat. Papa & Frank Halbert went to Unadilla with a load of lumber to day.
8 Dec Sun. Papa & Mamma went to church to day.
9 Dec Mon. Lem Ward commenced work today. He is going to work for Papa
10 Dec Tue. Papa went down to Binghamton and most all over I'm sure. I don't know where. Anna Halbert came home with Carrie & I and she is going to stay a few days.
11 Dec. Wed. Willis and Lem went up to Origen to day. Papa came home to night.
12 Dec. Thur. Papa went to Jennie Rickwells funeral this forenoon and went up to Morris.
Juliette Summer came over here to day. She has been over to Uncle Fred's. Nellie McIntier died today very suddenly. Heart disease.
13 Dec. Fri. We are not going to have any school for five weeks. We are going to have a vacation. Mamma & Papa went over to Mt Upton for a concert tonight.
14 Dec. Sat. Lem went home tonight. Willis went up to Gilbertsville to night. He is going to stay on Sunday. It has snowed all day.
15 Dec. Sun. Carrie & Mamma & I went up to Mary McIntiers funeral this afternoon.
16 Dec Mon. Papa & Uncle Fred killed some calves to day.
17 Dec Tue. Papa went to Sydney to day with Larry Willey.
18 Dec. Wed. Carrie & I took Juliette up to Aunt Leaura's and then we took her to Mt Upton to stay a while. Lem went over to Mt Upton to a surprise party for the special benefit of Dora and Elson. They're great surprise, I understand.
19 Dec. Thurs. Mamma went up to Mrs. Bushnells today. Papa came home to night
20 Dec Fri. Lena Foster came over and spent the afternoon.
21 Dec Sat. Uncle Fred went home this afternoon.
22 Dec Sun. Papa, Carrie & I went up to Sunday school to day. Willis went somewhere tonight. I don't really know where. Do I care?
23 Dec Mon. Carrie & I went to Gilbertsville to practice our piece to sing Christmas.
24 Dec Tue. Willis, Carrie and I went up to Gilbertsville to the Baptist Christmas treat tonight. I don't believe I shall forget THAT very soon.
25 Dec Wed. Papa, Carrie & I went up to our Christmas doings to night. I believe it was Christmas to day.
26 Dec Thur. School commences to day. Carrie went. I did not. Papa & Willis went to Sydney this morning and then went 10 miles from no where, I guess. Anyway they had not got home until 12.
27 Dec Fr.i. I did not go to school to day. P..S. I guess I'm not feeling very well nowadays.
28 Dec Sat. Teacher kept school to day but we did not go. Mamma & Mrs. Cone went up to Aunt Leaura's and up to Mr. Bushnells this afternoon. Frank and Emma were here to dinner to day. Uncle Fred & Willis went to Mt Upton to the Indian show tonight. Willis went up to Gilbertsville this afternoon. He is going to stay til tomorrow. Uncle Fred & Papa killed beef to day.
29 Dec Sun. Mamma & Papa went to church to day. Willis came home to night
30 Dec Mon. Mable came home from school with us to night. Papa & Uncle Fred killed a pig and two calves to day.
31 Dec. Tue. Papa went up to Gilbertsville to day and up to Emma & Judson Mussons today.
There I believe that this ends the diary for this year so good bye. I don't think I shall keep a diary next year. Too much. 6*7

END OF 1889 DIARY

1902 COPY of DIARY of NELLIE CONVERSE Age 25

Handwritten on front page: Christmas 1901, Addison, N.Y.
Handwritten on back page: (not certain if it was written in 1902 or 1941). "Do you want to enter what people call the higher life? Then go a step lower down." Murray (Editor's note: She kept a lot of sayings like this. AP)

1 Jan Wed. Carrie and I are on our way to Otsego so we started from Addison last night. We started at 2:50 for Norwich. Linnie met us at the depot. We had to wait about an hour and a half at Binghamton
2 Jan Thu. Linnie, Carrie and I went down street this forenoon. We called at Arthur's on our way back. We started for Guilford at 6:45 p.m. Emma North met us at the station. We received letters from Cora and Emma Halbert and Katherine Mills.
3.Jan Fri. It has been a cold, blustering day, so we did not get out at all. Jennie is not at home, but is down to Uncle Harvey's. Fanny Darling's little girl was buried yesterday. We expected to go to Aunt Flora's tonight but she did not get our letter and so did not come for us. I wrote to mamma to night.
4 Jan. Sat. Emma took us over to Aunt Flo's this morning. It is very cold. Cella did not intend to come home this week but they sent her word that we were here so she came up on the train this p.m. We sugared off to night. Jessie & Carrie went down to the P.O. to night.
5 Jan Sun It is not as cold to day. We all went to church but Aunt Flo & Hazel and saw quite a few of our friends.
6 Jan Mon. Uncle Charley took us over to Mr. Woodruff''s this morning. In the afternoon Bertha and Ethel came down and we all went down to school. The girls stayed to Mr. Woodruff's to supper. We all went up to Mr. Stead's. Anna & Leatis Hutchinson, Mr & Mrs. Howard H, Liggie McPherson and Miss Humphrey were there too. We had a very pleasant time. Bertha & I called at Rial Stead's on our way up from school. We stayed all night at Mr. Stead's
7 Jan Tue. We went over to Elsie Hunt's to dinner and came back to Mr. Stead's to supper.
In this evening Mr & Mrs Rial Stead, Alvin, Ethel, Bertha, Liggie Mc., Carrie & I went to Guilford.. Carrie & I took the train & went to Mt Upton. The others went to church. Walter met us at Mt. Upton.
8 Jan Wed. It has snowed quite a good deal today and is getting warmer. Belle invited Mrs. Cone up to dinner to day. In the evening Carrie, Walter, Belle & I went to church at Gilbertsville. After services we went to Mr. Wickes to see Cora Halbert a few minutes. A letter came from mamma this evening.
9 Jan Thur. Frank Halbert came down for us this morning and we spent the day at Aunt Laura's. We rode back to Mr. Copes with Chalmers. Emma Bassett came this afternoon. It has been quite warm to day. Has thawed some.
10 Jan Fri. Howard came down for us this morning about ten 'clock. Papa came to Aunt Laura's last night and went to meet the train this a.m. We are to spend the day and stay all night up here. Frank played on his gramophone this evening.
11 Jan Sat. We rode back down to Mr. Coke's this morning with John H on a load of logs. This afternoon Walter took us up to Mabel's to spend the afternoon & evening. Walter came up and spent the evening. It is very cold to day. It has snowed quite hard to day.
12 Jan Sun. We all went to church this morning except Belle & Helen. Just as we were about to start, Papa came in to to say that Aunt Lina is buried to day, funeral at 2 o'clock. So we did not stay to S.S. And as soon as we had dinner Frank Halbert took Papa, Carrie, and I to the funeral. It is quite cold to day. Sun. Nothing special
13 Jan Mon. This afternoon Carrie & I rode up to Gilbertsville with Walter and called to see Cora H at Mr. Nicks, also at Mrs. Chalmers Myrtle Thompson's and Mrs. Brewer's. In the evening Belle had invited a little company. Mr. & Mrs Peabody, Mr & Mrs J. Morris, Mr & Mrs Frank Green, Mr & Mrs Allen Coke. Mr & Mrs Chalmer's Coke. Cora, Frank & John Halbert. We had a very pleasant time; it was about one o'clock when the party broke up. Papa was here to dinner.
14 Jan Tue. It is a bright, pleasant day for a change. This afternoon Walter took us down to Mrs. Cone's and we called there also at Allen Coke's. Mrs. Miller's, Dibbles & Coles. We walked all the way back. In the evening Walter, Carrie, John H, Cora & I were at Chalmer's. We had a very nice time.
15 Jan Wed. This morning we went up to Aunt Laura's and spent the day. Papa is there with a lame back. We came down to Belle's to supper.
16 Jan Thu. We started for Elmira to day. Walter took us to the depot to take the 11:56 train. Ethel went down too. We did not have to wait long in Sidney or Binghamton. Anna met us at the depot in Elmira. We got there at 4:13 and expect to stay til tomorrow p.m. There was a letter from Mama there for us.
17 Jan Fri. This morning we went down street to do some trading. Then we went to Ed Morgan's and made a short call. We got back in time for dinner. Anna's friend Miss Hamilton came home to dinner with her. We went on No 1 this afternoon. Anna and Miss H. Went up to the depot with us. Aunt Anna went to a funeral this p.m and came round to the depot too. Miss Morris was in this evening.
18 Jan Sat. I did some washing and ironing to day. It is quite warm and is thawing this afternoon. Miss Morris called this evening.
19 Jan Sun. Carrie went to church this morning and she & I went this evening.
20 Jan Mon. My school began this morning. Mr. Johnson's boy took me up to Mr. Park's. It is a very cold morning.
21 Jan Tue. It has stormed hard nearly all day. Is quite warm to night and thawing.
22 Jan Wed. It has stormed nearly all day. It has been rainy most of the time. I took my dinner to-day it was such bad walking.
23 Jan Thu. It grew colder in the night and has been quite cold to day. I took my dinner again to day. As Mrs. Park was away. I wrote to Bertha Stead to night.
24 Jan Fre. Geo. Johnson came up for me to night. Mrs. Griffiths had invited her class to her house. It was the regular meeting of the Sunshine Club. Those who could not go in the afternoon went to tea and all spent the evening. Carrie & I went as soon as I got home.
25 Jan Sat. Papa came this afternoon on No. 1. Carrie & I went down to mail a postal card and take a little walk to night.
26 Jan Sun. We all went to church both morning & evening.
27 Jan Mon. Geo. Johnson brought me up this morning. It stormed this morning but turned out to be quite a pleasant day.
28 Jan Tue. It is a very cold day to day.
29 Jan Wed. It is a little warmer to day and has snowed some. I went up to Mr. McCaig's to night a few minutes after school
30 Jan Thu. It has been warmer and quite pleasant to day. Mrs. Youngs & Della came down and spent the day today.
31 Jan Fri. Mrs. Park went to Addison to day so I took my dinner. Mr Park took me down home to night. It snowed very hard this evening. May Sackett called this evening.


1 Feb Sat. It has been rather warm and thawed some to day. Miss Morris came in a while this afternoon. A letter came from Cousin Emily to night.
2 Feb Sun. We all went to church this morning and evening. It was very stormy all the fore noon and finally nearly turned to rain.
3 Feb Mon. The Teacher's Institute is held this week at Corning. I went down on the train that should leave here at 11:05 but owing to storms yesterday did not leave till one o'clock. I waited at the depot nearly all the time. Came home once during the time and stayed a few minutes. Miss Sackette & I (....) to go together and come home every night. We got to the school building a little before two o'clock.
4 Feb Tue. It is very cold this morning and we all got up early as I have to take the train which goes at 6:55. The Institute Conductor(Mr. Shaver) was not able to get here yesterday on account of the snow but he's here this morning. We went to the hotel and waited till the stores were open. Then went to the school house and waited the rest of the time.
5 Feb Wed. Cold again to day. Papa went to Chenango Co to be gone a few days. A noon we went down town for a walk. There are about 301 teachers registered now.
6 Feb Thur. We thought some of staying own this evening as there is to be a reception for the teachers and Chas. R. Skinner will also lecture this evening, but finally decided we would not. Mama rec'd a letter from Aunt Alice to day and she spoke of the death of Mary Searles.
7 Feb Fri. The Institute closed at 12:30 with no afternoon session. We had to wait till the monitor at 3:47. After dinner we walked down to Mrs. Gordon's, a friend of Miss Sackett's. Carrie & I went back to Mrs. Griffiths to a meeting this evening
Papa came tonight on 11.
8 Feb. Sat. Another cold day. Miss Sackett called this afternoon. I cut out and mounted some pictures to take up to school this afternoon.
9 Feb Sun. Carrie and I went to church this morning and we all went this evening.
10 Feb Mon. Carrie went up this morning with me and drove Harry's horse-back. It is not quite as cold this morning, but grows colder during the day.
11 Feb Tue. It is very cold and windy to day. I intended to go home with Edith Brown a while after school but it is so cold I will wait to some other time.
12 Feb Wed. Not quite as cold to day. It is Lincoln's birthday and a holiday. I am not going home. I wrote to Addie to-day.
13 Feb Thur. To-night after school I went home with Edith Brown a while.
14 Feb Fri. I did not go home to-night. I wrote to Lenna Toby to-night.
15 Feb Sat. Mr. Park went down to Addison this morning and I went with him. Carrie Sachett called this p.m.
16 Feb Sun. We all went to church this morning and evening. I rec'd a letter from Bertha Stead to-day. Harry came down this p.m. And I rode back up with him. I wrote to Myrtle to-night. It has been quite warm to-day.
17 Feb Mon. It is colder to-day.
18 Feb Tue. It has been quite cold and blustering to-day.
19 Feb Wed. It is still colder to-day. Several of the children are sick and I had only 6 pupils to-day.
20 Feb Thu. It is warm and pleasant to-day.
21 Feb Fri. Mr Park went down after Harry to night after school and I rode down with him. Aunt Anna has been to our house since Tuesday. There was quite a snow storm this a.m.
22 Feb Sat. Aunt Anna went home to night and Papa went home with her to stay till Monday. Mamma had a letter from Aunt Flo to-day.
23 Feb Sun. We all went to church this morning and Carrie & I this evening. Mama had a postal from Emma North that her father died yesterday morning. She did not write any particulars about it.
24 Feb Mon. I drove Harry's horse up this morning. It has been thawing to-day. The sleighing is very fine in some places.
25 Feb Tue. It is still warm and thawing to-night.
26 Feb Wed. It still continues to thaw and rained a little this morning. Robina Brown came up a while this p.m.
27 Feb Thu. The snow is still melting as fast as (..). I took my dinner to-day as Mrs. Park is away.
28 Feb Fri. It has been a very rainy day. I took my dinner again to-day. It rained hard to-night and I didn't get home. The water is very high. This after-noon the ice went out of the river.

1 Mar Sat. This morning Mr. Park started for Addison and I went with him but the water would have come up into the Buffy down in the narrows so we came back. It is a lovely day. The sun shines out so warm. This afternoon Mrs. Park and I walked down to the river to see the high water.
2 Mar Sun. it is a very rainy day. I wrote to Elsie Hunt to-day.
3 Mar Mon. It is colder to-day and very windy. The water ha gone down some, but still deep in the road down toward Addison.
4 Mar Tue. It has even quite pleasant to-day. Has thawed a little.
5 Mar. Wed. It has snowed hard all day and is still snowing to night. I rec'd a letter from Carrie to night.
6 Mar Thu. It has been thawing to-day so quite a good deal a of the snow has gone. I took my dinner to-day. The walking was so bad.
7 Mar Fri. Mr. Park went down this evening and I rode down with him. Papa has been to Norwich and rented a house. They expect to move there about the 1st of April.
8 Mar. Sat. Mamma had my blue waist ready to fit and she has been at work on that to day. In the afternoon Carrie & I went down town and I selected some embroidery for it. I also got a new black skirt, or rather cloth for it.
9 Mar Sun. We all went to church both morning and evening.
10 mar. Mon. I drove Harry's horse back this morning. It is getting very muddy but is pleasant to-day.
11 Mar Tue. It has been quite warm and pleasant nearly all day but looks like rain to night.
12 Mar Wed. It has been very warm to day.
13 Mar Thu. It has been quite like an April day to day. I took my dinner to day as Mrs P expected to go away.
14 Mar Fri. Carrie drove Harry's horse back this morning and stayed all day. I went down to night with her. There was a "y" social held at Mrs. Griffiths. Carrie & I both went and had quite a pleasant time. Rec'd a letter from Addie to day.
15 Mar Sat. We have all been quite busy to day as the folks are going so soon and there are so many things to do. Mamma is sewing on my new skirt. Rec'd a letter from Cora to day. Mrs. Park called this p.m.
16 Mar Sun. We all went to church this morning. It rained hard all the afternoon.
17 Mar Mon. Mr. Park ace down for me this morning as Harry went to Woodhull and did not get back. Mrs. Park's hired girl came to day. Linda Miles from Rathbone.
18 Mar Tue. It is very much colder to day and has stormed some.
19 Mar Wed. It has been quite cold and windy to day. I had only six pupils to-day.
20 Mar Thurs. It has been warmer to day. Mr & Mrs Park went away to day. Lida came over to school a while this afternoon
21 Mar Fri. I drove the horse down for Harry to night. Miss Morris was in a while this afternoon. I went to church with her.
22 Mar Sat. We washed and ironed and did a little of most everything to day. Among other things I packed my trunk as our folks expect to leave for Norwich next week and I have 8 weeks more of school. Mamma had a letter from Aunt Laura.
23 Mar Sun. We all went to church both morning and evening. It has been a beautiful day. Mamma, Carrie and I took a walk this p.m.
24 Mar Mon. Harry came down for me this morning. The Champlin's are moving away so we will have less pupils for a while anyway.
25 Mar Tue. It's another warm, pleasant day. Mrs. Young is down opening the day.
26 Mar Wed. Another warm day. The pleasantest day yet, I think. Mrs Park & Lida went up to Mr. Newcomb's this am.
27 Mar Thu. It is warmer and pleasant to day, and to night. I thought I would walk down a way with Edith and finally went on down home. They had nearly all the goods packed in the car and Mamma and Carrie went down to Elmira on 12.
Papa will finish packing and loading and will go tomorrow. Mr. Park came down in the evening and I went back with him and took up my trunk too.
28 Mar Fri. It has been a rainy day to-day. I have been so tired all day I could hardly move.
29 Mar Sat. It has been fairly pleasant to-day but the wind has blown so that I did not get out of doors any.
30 Mar Sun. It is Easter Sunday to-day. I did not go to church. In the afternoon Mr. & Mr. Park, Harry and I went down the river and across up on the hill. Soon after we got there it began to rain so we came back but had to wait down to one of the cottages for it to stop raining.
31 Mar Mon. It has not been very pleasant to-day. I received a letter from Carrie in Elmira also the Journal to-night.


1 Apr, Tue. The ground is white with snow this morning. It has been quite cold and blustering all day.
2 apr Wed. It has been cold and blustering again to-day.
3 Apr Thu. Another cold wintry day.
4 Apr Fri. Not quite as cold to day but not very pleasant.
5 Apr Sat. It is quite nice to-day. I received a letter from Carrie to-day. This afternoon Lida and I took a walk in the woods. We found buds of arbutis, but no blossoms. I took Mrs. Park up to Rathbone this p.m.
6 Apr Sun. This morning Harry & I went up to Rathbone and Mrs. Park & I went to church. It rained all the afternoon. I wrote to Carrie, Blanche P and Anna H this p.m.
7 Apr Mon. It has been cloudy but not very cold. To-day.
8 Apr Tue. It has rained hard all day. I took my dinner to-day.
9 Apr Wed. Another rainy day. I received a letter from Anna Halbert to night. I wrote to Cora H. To night and sent her a little (slick) protector that I have been making.
10 Apr Thu. It has not rained much but has been cloudy all day. I received a letter from Carrie to-night and one enclosed from Myrtle Thompson.
11 Apr Fri. It has been pleasant most of the day but rained hard when school was out. I was going to look for arbutus to-night but could not of course.
12 Apr Sat. It has been a genuine April day. Pleasant by spells, rainy, windy, etc. This forenoon I went up in the woods and found some arbutus. Mrs. Park & I went up to Rathbone this p.m. A little while.
13 Apr Sun. EASTER. I did not go to church to day. The weather has been much like yesterday. This afternoon Harry, Livi, Mrs. P. And I went out in the woods for arbutus and found quite a lot. I wrote to Carrie and Addie to-day. Robin Brown came up a while this fore-noon. I went home part way with her.
14 Apr Mon. It has been a little pleasanter this p.m. I have 3 new pupils to-day making fifteen in all.
15 Apr Tue. It has been a lovely day to day. After school Harry, Lida and I went after arbutus and found quite a little.
16 Apr Wed. it has been rather warm and pleasant to-day. I went up in the woods a little way to night and found a few flowers. I rec'd a letter from Lenna Toby to day.
17 Apr Thurs. It is pleasant again to-day. I rec'd a letter from Carrie to-night. I went up in the woods again to-night and found a few flowers.
18 Apr Fri. Another pleasant day. To-night after school Minnie & Burton McCaig went with me after flowers. We went a long way ad found quite a little arbutus.
19 Apr Sat. This afternoon Mrs Park, Harry and I went down to Addison. We took some arbutus down to the cemetery. I had some errands to the stores, etc. Harry took us up to Mrs. Youngs to stay till to-morrow.
20 Apr Sun. Mrs Park, Mrs. Young and I went to church this morning. Harry came up for us this p.m. We stopped along and picked hepaticas on our way down. It is warm and lovely to-day I wrote to Carrie this p.m.
21 Apr Mon. It has been very warm and pleasant to-day. I sent some arbutus to Carrie this morning.
22 Apr Tue. It is still warmer to-day. Mrs. Park and I went down by the track to-night and got some dandelions for "greens."
23 apr Wed. It has been warm to-day but very windy too. I received a letter from Mamma and Carrie to-day.
24 APr Thu. It has been colder to-day and very windy too.
25 Apr Fri. it has been rather cold and not very pleasant to-day. It rained some in the night.
26 Apr Sat. It is rather warm to-da but very windy. I have stayed in the house all day to-day.
27 Apr Sun. It has been quite windy to-day, but not as bad as yesterday. Mrs. Park, Harry and I went after arbutus this p.m. Across the river. We got a lovely lot of it and also got very tired.
28 Apr Mon. To-night after school I went up the road. Called a while at McCaig's and went over and got some "mountain pinks." I rode back with Mrs. Park who had been to Rathbone. When we got back Miss Cami & Mary Sackett and Miss Prince had been here and we're in the woods after flowers. They came in and called a while.
29 Apr Tues. It has been colder to-day and has rained some.
30 Apr Wed. It has been warmer and pleasanter to-day.

1 May Thurs. It has been peasant to-day. to-night after school work all the children and I went up the road after flowers, laurel, etc.to trim school house as to-morrow is Arbor Day.
2 May Fri. It is Arbor Day to-day. We had school to-day the same as usual until Reese's in the afternoon. Then we had some recitations, took a long walk in the woods. Minnie and Martha McCaig were down and went with us too. We had a lovely walk.
3 May, Sat. It is quite warmer and pleasant do-day. This after noon I went down to Mr. Brown's a while and called at Mr. Reynolds on my way back. Mrs. Park went home to-night to stay till to-morrow and Dell came down here to-night.
4 May Sun. This morning it was cold, windy and rainy. this afternoon it was pleasant but there was a thunder shower just at night.I wrote to Carrie and Anna H to-day.
5 May Mon. It looked very dark and like rain this morning but has not rained finally. I received a letter from Cora Halbert to-day. We went out again after greens to-night.
6 May Tue. It was quite cold this morning, but grew warmer this p.m and rained some toward night.
7 May Wed. It has been quite warm to-day. To-night I went up in the woods and got a large bunch of flowering wintergreen. I received a letter from Elsie Hunt to-night.
8 May Thur. It has been nice to-day. Lida came over to school a while this after noon and after school she and I walked up and met Mrs. Park who was coming down from Newcomb's. Lida and I took a little walk down by Mr. Osborne's to see the peach trees this evening. They are all in blossom and are very pretty.
9 May Fri. It is quite cold and windy to-day. I received a letter from Carrie to-night.
10 May Sat. There was a hard frost last night and it was very cold to-day. This afternoon Mrs. Park and I went down to Addison. I called at Miss Morris's and at the Sackett's. Also did some errands.
11 May Sun. It is very cold again to-day. But not quite as cold as yesterday. I wrote to Carrie and Catherine Mills to-day. Mrs. Park and I went up after Lida to-night
12 May Mon. It has been warmer to-day. I went up to Mr. McCaig's a while after school.
13 May Tue. It has been cloudy and looked like rain nearly all day. Winnie and Martha McCaig, Lida, part of the children & I went up in the woods for flowers to night.
14 May Wed. It has been quite warm and pleasant. I walked down with the children to-night after school and called at Mr Brown's a while. I received a letter from Addie to-night.
15 May Thu. I walked down with the children to-night and called on Mr. Barker a while. Lida and I went up to Mrs. Newcomb's this evening. We stopped at Mr. McCaigs a while. I received a letter from Carrie to-night.
16 May Fri. It was my last day of school here. We had a few exercises. Lida, Winnie and Martha McCaig were there. After school Winnie, Martha, Ruth, Burton, Lida and I went boat riding. We had a lovely time.
17 May Sat. I have been quite busy finishing out my register and packing some. this afternoon I went down to Mr. Osborne's but he was not at home, so Lida, her sister and I went down again this evening. He is the district clerk. We also went way up in the woods a long ways and had a nice walk.
18 May Sun. I went to Rathbone to church this morning. This afternoon Harry, Mrs Park, Delia Mills and I took a boat ride and went up on the roll-way. We got awfully tired. This evening Winnie and Burton came down and I took a boat ride with them. It was a lovely evening.
19 May Mon. Harry took me down to Addison where he went to school. I went up and stayed with Miss Morris till No 2 then went down to Elmira. Maude, Anna and I went down street this p.m. Aunt Anna and I went to a horticultural meeting this evening. It rained some this morning There was a letter and mileage here waiting for me from Carrie.
20 May Tue. I went up this morning and had your trunk sent over to the other depot. This afternoon Anna and I went down to Ed Morgan's and stayed still evening. It rained in the night and this forenoon. It has gotten cooler since the rain.
21 May Wed. Maude and I went up to the D & L depot this morning and I had my trunk checked to Norwich. I mailed the check to Carrie. This afternoon I went to school with Anna and she and I went down street after school. After supper Anna and I went up to Ed's and stayed all night.
22 May Thu. We came back down this morning in time for Anna to get to school. It is very hot to-day and rained some in the night. Aunt Anna and I intended to go up to Ed's and to an entertainment but we're so tired we did not.
23 May Fri. It is awfully hot to-day again. I started for Norwich at 12:00. Had an hour and forty minutes wait in Binghamton. Carrie and I went up to Aunt Alice's a few minutes this evening. There was a thunder shower soon after I reached her.
24 May Sat. Mamma and I went down town this morning. I took my hat to be trimmed. Linnie was down a while this morning. Mamma and I went up Aunt Alice's this p.m. Carrie and I went down town this evening. There was a hard thunder shower just at dark.
25 May Sun. Carrie and papa went to church this morning. It is rainy by spells to-day. I wrote to Mrs. Park this afternoon. Linnie came down to-night and we went to the Union Memorial Service at the M.E. Church. It rained quite hard during church to-night.
26 May Mon. Mamma and I did a very large washing to-day. Linnie was down this afternoon. I went home with her to get some eggs. Carrie and I went up to Aunt Alice's this evening.
27 May Tue. We ironed all the forenoon. This afternoon LInnie came down and we went down town to get my hat but it was not done. I received a letter from Katherine Mills to-day. She told about George Robinson's death. He was buried last Wednesday.
28 May Wed. It has been a cold wintry day. Has snowed quite a good deal. Linnie came down a while this p.m.
29 May Thu. It is cold but pleasant to-day. Aunt Alice and Linn came down this forenoon a while. I went up there a few minutes this a.m. I went with Linnie to a "tea" at Dr. Brown's to-night. Linnie and I went down to hear the band play a little while to-night. Aunt Alice was down this evening.
30 May Fri. Linnie came down this p.m. Carrie did not have to work this afternoon.
31 May Sat. It is a lovely day to-day but I was sick in bed all day.


1 Jun Sun. Carrie nor I did not go to church to-day. Linnie was up in the afternoon. Uncle Henry was here too for a while. It is quite pleasant to-day.
2 Jun Mon. Mamma washed this forenoon, Papa went to Worcester this morning to see about buying some potatoes.
3 Jun Tue. Linnie came down this forenoon and she and I went down street to do some errands. We ironed to-day. I rec'd a letter from Mrs. Park this morning.
4 Jun Wed. Aunt Flow. Uncle Charlie and Hazel came over to-day. They went to Aunt Alice's and stayed to dinner, then came down here to supper and stayed all night. Aunt Alice came down to supper. Arthur, Carrie and Linnie were here in the evening.
5 Jun Thu. The folks all went up to Aunt Alice;s to dinner but we girls. I went up in the afternoon, and after they had gone Linnie and I went after greens down by the river. We found a a nice lot. Aunt Alice, Linnie and Pearl Musson were here in the evening.
6 Jun Fri. Uncle Chas. Bought a carriage over here. Papa took it over to-day and Mamma and I went too. Mamma stayed and is going to make a visit of two weeks or so. We left her at Aunt Sarah Norths.
7 Jun Sat. I did quite a lot of baking etc. this morning. Walter came this afternoon. Linnie was down this forenoon.
8 Jun Sun. All went to church but me. I was sick. It has been a cold windy rainy day. I wrote to Mamma to-night.
9 Jun Mon. I felt better to-day but not well enough to wash. I wrote to Addie this afternoon. I went up to Aunt Alice's this afternoon a while. Linnie came down this evening.
10 Jun Tue. I went up to Aunt Alice's this forenoon a while. I wrote to Robina Brown this morning and Bertha Stead this afternoon. We went up to Aunt Alice's this evening.
11 Jun Wed. I washed to day. Linnie came down this p.m. And I went home with her a while. I wrote to Mrs. Park this afternoon. It has been rainy this afternoon.
12 Jun Thu. I ironed and did some banking this morning. Linnie and Linn came down this afternoon and I went home with them a while. It is quite pleasant to-day.
13 Jun Fri. Papa went to Utica this morning. I went down town this afternoon. And up to Aunt Alice's a while. I wrote to Minnie McCaig this afternoon.
14 Jun Sat. Received a letter from Mamma to-day and sent one to her. Carrie and I went down town this morning and up to Aunt Alice's a few minutes.
15 Jun Sun. We went to church this morning. Mr. Bolt called this p.m. We went up to Aunt Alice's to lunch to night, then went with Linnie to church.
16 Jun. Mon. I washed to-day. Went up to Aunt A this p.m. Rec'd a letter from Robina brown. Linnie came down this evening and we went down street then up to Aunt Alice's to roast some peanuts.
17 Jun Tue. I ironed to day. Wrote to Anna Halbert. I went up to Aunt Alice's this afternoon. Linnie and I took a walk this afternoon. Papa came home from Utica this afternoon. It is quite cold to day. Jessie Race and Emma Bloom called this evening.
18 Jun Wed. Papa went to Mt Upton this forenoon. I rec'd a letter from Addie to-day. Linnie came up this afternoon and stayed to supper. Aunt Alice was up in the evening.
19 Jun Thu. It rained quite hard this morning so Carrie took her dinner. I went up to Aunt Alice's to dinner. Linnie and I went down town this p.m. Mamma and Papa came this p.m. Linnie was down in the evening.
20 Jun Fri. Bertha Stead and her mother were in town to-day, and came in and made quite a stay. Miss Holden called this evening. Also Mrs. Hubbell and Mrs. Bloom. Mamma went up to Aunt Alice's this evening.
21 Jun Sat. Carrie and I went down town this evening to do some trading.
aunt Alice, Mrs. Musson and Linnie were down in the evening.
22 Jun Sun. Carrie and I went to church with Linnie this morning. It was children's day at the Cal Baptist Church. This evening we went to the Episcopal church Union service. The baccalaureate sermon preached by Mr. Benton. This p.m. Carrie, Linnie and I went for a walk out in the country across the Rexford St bridge.
23 Jun Mon. We washed some to-day but it rained quite a good deal. I wrote to Bertha Stead to-day. Carrie & I went down street this morning.
24 Jun Tue. Rec'd a letter from Mrs. Park. Linnie and I went down street this a.m. It rained quite hard this afternoon and part of the evening. Carrie & I attended the commencement exercises this evening.
25 Jun Wed. It is very pleasant to-day. We ironed to-day. I received a letter from Bertha Stead to-day. It rained this evening.
26 Jun Thu. Linnie and I went down town this p.m. I received a letter from Mr. Smith and wrote to Mr. Crawford about the school work. Mr. Houghton tuned the piano this afternoon. Mamma and I went up to Aunt Alice's this evening. Carrie finished her work at the Pharmacy to-day.
27 Jun Fri. Carrie and I took quite a long walk this afternoon. Aunt Alice & Linnie were down this evening.
28 Jun Sat. Carrie and I went up to Aunt Alice's this p.m. To help make candy.
29 Jun Sun. It rained hard all day. Carrie & I went up to Aunt A this p.m. We went to church both morning and evening. I wrote to Linna Toby to-day.
30 Jun Mon. We washed to-day. It rained this afternoon. Carrie & I went down street this evening. Papa went to my Upton this morning.


1 Jul Tue. Papa came home to-day. Aunt Alice & Linnie were down this morning. Carrie and I went for a walk this evening and called at Arthur's on our way. Had a postal from Bertha that she and Addie were coming Thursday to spend a few days.
2 Jul Wed. Papa went over to Chas. Manwaring's to spend a few days and help in haying. Aunt Alice was down this afternoon and stayed to supper. She and Mamma went down to Mrs. Bloom's to call this evening. Carrie and I went for a walk on S. Broad St. This evening. It has been pleasant and nice to-day.
3 Jul Thu. Addie and Bertha came this afternoon on the milk train. We went down to meet them. We went up to Aunt Alice's this evening and later down street.
4 Jul. Fri. We went for a picnic to-day on West hill. Linnie went with us. It is nice and pleasant to-day.
5 Jul Sat. This afternoon Mrs. Bennet came down and we all went up to the condensary. It rained this afternoon. Aunt Alice, Uncle H. And Linnie were down this evening.
6 Jul Sun We all went to church to-day. We went to the Congregational this evening. We girls went for a walk down to the cemetery this afternoon. It has been cloudy to-day but has not rained at all.
7 Jul Mon. We washed to day. This afternoon we walked down to the fair grounds. Addie and Bertha went home this evening. Carrie and I went up to Aunt Alice's this evening.
8 Jul Tue. Carrie and I started for Mt Upton on the milk train at 11:45. Walter met us at the depot. Uncle Hobert and Aunt Anna came to Mrs. Cope's and stayed till evening. We attended the Alumni Reunion at G-ville held in the school building. We had a very pleasant evening. There were only 24 present. It was a beautiful evening..
9 Jul Wed. Belle, the children, Carrie and I went up to Aunt Laura's this forenoon and Carrie and I stayed till night. Walter, Carrie and I went up to prayer meeting this evening. It rained quite hard while we were there but stopped while we were coming home
10 Jul Thu. It was rainy this morning but cleared up and was pleasant this afternoon. We stayed at Mr. Cope's to-day. Went up to Aunt Laura's this evening to stay a day or two. I wrote to Mamma this afternoon.
11 Jul Fri. It is very pleasant to-day. This afternoon Anna, Minnie, Carrie & I went up to Mabel's and spent the afternoon. Mabel and Earl brought us back in the evening.
12 Jul Sat. Another pleasant a day This p.m. Anna, Carrie and I walked over to Mr. Peabody's and called. We went back to Mr. Cope's to-night Anna went down with us to spend the evening. Chalmers and Ethel stopped in a while and we had a "sing". Carrie received a letter from Katherine Mills to day that she would meet us in Gilbertsville to-morrow.
13 Jul Sun It is a beautiful day again. We went to church to-day. It was Children's Day to-day. Walter, Carrie & I went over to the school-house to meeting. Then to Gilbertsville where Katherine Mills met us and we went home with her. In the evening we went down to the school-house to meeting.
14 Jul Mon. This afternoon Katherine, Carrie and I went up to "Whitfords Glen" about two miles from Mr. Mills. It was very pretty there and we had a pleasant time. In the evening we all went fishing. Miss Lavina Nearing, Katherine's cousin
went with us.
15 Jul Tue. Edna Johnson came to dinner to-day. it is quite rainy to-day. This afternoon we went down to Miss Nearings to tea and spent the evening.
16 July Wed. Katherine brought us home to-day. We started quite early and stopped in Morris's a few minutes to see Georgia Strait. Carrie went down to Mrs. Willey's to-night to tell her we were going to her house to-morrow, also up to Aunt Laura's to get the mail. We rec'd three letters from mamma to-night. I rec-d one from Mrs. Park also. She sent the school money at last.
17 Jul Thu. I wrote to Mrs. Park this morning. We went down to Mrs. Cone's and Allen Cope's to call, then stopped at Mrs. Willey's to dinner. On our way back we called at Mrs. Dibble's. Anna Halbert came down to Mrs. Wiley's also. It was quite rainy this morning. Cora, Anna, John and Frank Halbert, Walter, Carrie & I were invited to spend the evening at John Morris'. Which we did, and had a very pleasant time.
18 Jul Fri. Mr. Cope took Carrie and I to Gilbertsville this morning. We called at Mrs. Kinne's and Mrs. Dexter's this morning, then spent the day at Myrtle's. This after noon we called at Mrs. Browns. Thee was a reception held in the Presbyterian church parlor for Mr. Young (a surprise for him). We attended. Cora Halbert went with us. We had a very pleasant time but I got very tired. Did not get home till nearly twelve. Had a postal from mamma that we had better come home soon.
19 Jul Sat. It rained during the night and has been quite a rainy day. We rode up to Aunt Laura's with Chalmer this forenoon and stayed all day. Walter came up for us to night. We were invited to spend the evening at Chalmer's. Also John, Anna & Frank Halbert, Allen Cope and wife were there.
20 Jul Sun. It is rainy again this morning. Belle, Francis, Carrie & Walter went to church. It rained very hard this afternoon and the water rose very high. Cope's Brook over flowed and ran all over the flats, washing the roads and crops out and doing much damage.
21 Jul Mon. Walter took us to the depot this morning but no train ran till 7:00 the p.m. On account of washouts North of Mt Upton so we went back to Mr. Cope's. This afternoon Belle, the children, Carrie and I went up to Aunt Laura's. Carrie & I stayed till evening then we all went down to ssee the high water. It rained very hard this afternoon. Mrs. D.S. Bassett came this afternoon.
22 Jul Tue. We started for home again to-day. The trains are running all night. We started at 8:25 and reached home about 9:50. Aunt Ada and Maude are here spending a few days. It is rainy by spells to-day. We went up to Aunt Alice's a while this p.m. Papa came home from Manwaring's this p.m.
23 jul Wed. It is quite pleasant to day. We washed to-day. We all went up to Aunt Alice's this forenoon and had ice-cream. Aunt Ada & Maude went home this p.m. Mr. Cable from Guilford called to-day to see if Carrie would work for him a few weeks this summer.
24 Jul Thu. We ironed to-day. Papa started for Lyons this afternoon. It has rained some to-day.
Jul 25 Fri. We all went up to Aunt Alice's this evening. Carrie and I went down for a walk this evening.
26 Jul Sat. Aunt Alice and Linnie came down this evening. A fire on S Broad St. Broke out about 2 o'clock. We all went down to see it and stayed about two hours. It destroyed two buildings and burned two others some.
27 Jul Sun. It is very rainy this morning. We all went to church but mamma. This evening we all went. Linnie came down this afternoon a while.
28 Jul Mon. arrive took the 6:20 train for Guilford to Mr. Cable's to stay a few weeks. We washed to-day. I wrote Addie this afternoon. Linnie & I went down to Mrs. Foster's to call this evening. Papa & Mamma attended.a Temperance Meeting this evening.
29 Jul Tue. We ironed to day. It is quite warm to-day. mamma & I went up to Aunt Alice's this afternoon. I went down to the P.O. This evening.
30 Jul Wed. It is quite warm to-day. I wrote to Carrie this p.m. We all went up to Aunt Alice's to have some lemon sherbert this after noon. I sent our certificates to Com. Bolton this afternoon. I went down to the P.O. This evening.
31 Jul Thu. It is very warm to-day. I went down street this morning to do some errands. Mamma & I went to Aunt Alice's this p.m. Linnie & I went down street again. Aunt Alice, Linnie, & arrive were down this evening.


1 Aug Fri. It is warm again to-day, with showers in the afternoon. There was a band concert this evening and Linnie & I went down. Aunt Alice was down this evening. Our certificates came from Mr. Bolton to-day.
2 Aug. Sat. Not quite as warm this morning but getting warmer at night. We went down to corner of Silver & E. Main St. to see the street parade of Sawtilli's circus. It wasn't much of a sight. I went down street this afternoon to get some lace for my waist. Mamma & I went down to the P.U. this evening. Uncle Henry & Linnie were down this evening.
3 Aug Sun. We all went to church both morning and evening. It is a lovely day to-day. There were showers around this after noon but it did not rain here.
4 Aug Mon. We washed to-day. Mamma & I went up to Aunt Alice's this afternoon. Rec'd two letters from Carrie to-night. Jennie North wants me to help her for a few weeks. A letter from Addie also.
5 Aug Tue. We ironed to-day. I have been busy all day getting ready to go to Guilford. A letter from Mrs. Park this morning. Carrie came on mail to night. We are going out to see about schools to-morrow. Carrie & I went down street this afternoon.
6 Aug Wed. We hired a horse for the day and went in several directions to see about schools. I had word by telephone from Mrs. Woodruff that I might have their school so didn't look further. Carrie did not get one for certain. Carrie and papa went over as far as Guilford. Carrie stayed over. I went on the evening train to Guilford to help Jennie a while.
7 Aug Thu. Carrie drove up to Mr. Wacksford's this afternoon and I rode up with her. She had a letter from a trustee south of Norwich saying that she might have the school. Jennie has nine boarders now and expects more in a few days.
8 Aug Fri. It has been a queer day to-day. Pleasant and rainy by spells. Carrie came over and met me this p.m. In the boat and I went over a while. I wrote to Addie this evening.
9 Aug Sat. It has been a beautiful day. Jennie, Miss Dawley and Miss Clayton went to Sidney to-day to camp-meeting. Carrie came over a while this evening, then she and I went across the lake to Guilford.
10 Aug Sun. It has been a cold, rainy day. No one went to church from here. Carrie came up a while this p.m. I wrote to Mrs Park to-day.
11 Aug Mon. We washed some to-day, but it rained this afternoon and hindered us some.
12 Aug Tue. We finished washing and got the clothes dried to-day. It is quite pleasant to-day but windy and cool. Charlie North and C. Came up this p.m. To stay a few days. I wrote to Mamma this afternoon.
13 Aug Wed. Charlie went home this morning and Eunice went down to camp-meeting to spend the day. Miss Dawly and Clayton went to Chenango Lake to-day. Carrie came up this afternoon a while and we went out in the woods for a walk. Mr. Thom came home to-night from New York quite sick.
14 Aug Thur. Another pleasant day. Aunt Sarah came home from Sidney camp-meeting to day where she has been spending a week or so.
15 Aug Fri. It is warm and pleasant to-day. Miss Clayton and I intended to go for a drive this afternoon but she was sick so we could not go. I went down to Guilford with Miss Dawly this afternoon. Mailed a letter and package to Addison.
16 Aug Sat. Lizzie North, and Mr and Mrs. Brown spent the day here to-day. This afternoon I went down to Mr. Cable's a while.Emma & I went down to Guilford to a play this evening. I enjoyed it very much. Mr. & Mrs. Craig's will come to-day.
17 Aug Sun. It is very pleasant to-day but I didn't go to church. This afternoon Carrie came up with Mr. Cable's horse and we went over to Aunt Flora's a little while. Had a very pleasant ride. Rec'd a letter from Mrs. Park to-day.
18 Aug Mon. This afternoon Miss Layton and I went over to Roots' Corners and back through Yaleville. We stopped in at Mr. Woodruff's a while to see about school. I am to begin the 2nd of September. I rec'd a letter from Mamma to-day. Uncle Harry came up to-day. Aunt Sarah went home with him.
19 Aug Tue. We washed some to-day. Carrie came up this afternoon a while. It has been rainy today.
20 Aug Wed. Carrie came up this afternoon while Libbie went home. Miss Dawley, Clayton Nettie Murray, Emma & I went down to the lake as it was illuminated to night. It was very pretty. We called at Mr. Woodcock's on our way. Home.
21 Aug Thur. I went down to see Carrie a while this afternoon. Miss Moore went home to-day.
22 Aug Fri. Carrie came over a while this evening.
23 Aug Sat. It is rather cold and rainy to-day. L birthday.
24 Aug Sun. Carrie drove Mr. Cable's horse down to-day so I went with her o church. It is pleasant to-day.
25 Aug Mon. We washed some to-day. Mr. Thom came down for the first to-day.
26 Aug Tue. Fannie Darling bro't Aunt Sarah home to-day. Emma went to Guilford to day. Carrie came up a while this afternoon.
27 Aug Wed. Jennie went to a Ladies Aid at Guilford this afternoon. Carrie and I went home to-night on the evening train. Libbie took us down. We called at Charlie Genson's a while before train time.
28 Aug Thu. We washed to day. Walter came in unexpected about noon. Papa Walter, Carrie & I went for a ride this afternoon. Carrie & I stopped and did some errands down town.
29 Aug Fri. Carrie & Walter went to Chenango Lake to-day. Papa went up to Mr. Stanbro's to work. I went down to Dr.. Dunn's and had my teeth cleaned and one taken out this afternoon. Walter went home this afternoon.
30 Aug Sat. I went this morning and had three teeth filled. Aunt Alice went with me and had one pulled.Mamma, Linnie Carrie & I went down to Carrie's school house and drove over to see the wreck on the D & L. In the evening we went down and did some errands. I have been trying to pack up some for school next week.
31 Aug Sun. We all went to church but Mamma. It is very hot today. We all went this evening to the First Baptist Church (Union Service). Aunt Alice and Linnie were here when we came back.


1 Sept Mon. It is Labor Day and Norwich is celebrating. We went up to Aunt Alice's to see the parade this a.m. I have been packing up my things for school tomorrow. I went down to Guilford on the evening train to night. Mr. Woodruff met me at the depot.
2 Sept Tue. I began school to day. Had eleven scholars. We got pretty well organized for the first day. Carrie begins her school too, near Norwich.
3 Sept Wed. It is very pleasant to day. Some of the children attending Norwich fair so had only eight pupils this p.m.
4 Sept Thu. It is rainy this morning. Misses Clayton and Dawly, Mrs. Gilbert and Mrs. Swift called this morning at the school house a few minutes.
5 Sept Fri. Tonight after school I went over to Mr. Toby's a few minutes. It is very cold to day.
6 Sept Sat. There was quite a frost last night. I have not done much of anything to day. It is very cold but is warming up toward night and seems some like rain.
7 Sept Sun. It rained last night but cleared up and is quite pleasant. All went to church but me to day. I rec'd a letter from Carrie to-day. I wrote to Mrs. Park and Mamma this afternoon.
8 Sept Mon. it is very warm and pleasant to-day. Bertha was down a while this evening and Addie and I went home with her a while. Mr. Woodruff went to Syracuse to attend the State Fair to day. There were four new pupils to-day making 17 in all now.
9 Sept Tue. It has been rainy more or less to day. There was a very hard shower this afternoon.
10 Sept Wed. It is quite pleasant to day. I stopped at Mr. Mc Pherson's a while to night. The folks all went to Bainbridge to day.
11 Sept Thu. It is quite cool to day but pleasant. I rec'd a letter from Carrie to night. Mr. Woodruff came home to night.
12 Sept Fri. Nothing out of the usual line to-day that I think of.
13 Sept Sat. It is quite cool to day. I stayed here all day. It rained this forenoon quite hard. Bertha was down this evening quite a while.
14 Sept Sun. We all went to church except Addie who was not well enough to go. It was very cold this morning. Bertha was down this evening. I wrote to Mary Comell and Carrie to-day.
15 Sept Mon. There was a hard frost last night. It has been quite cool to-day. All day I rec'd a letter from Mamma to-day. Addie is feeling quite badly to-day.
16 Sept Tue. It has been quite warm and pleasant to-day.
17 Sept Wed. Another warm day. I stopped at Mr. Stead's a few minutes to-night. Bertha was down this evening and I went home with her a few minutes.
18 Sept Thu. It is pleasant to-day. I stopped at Mrs. Stead's this morning a while.
19 Sept Fri. I stayed all night with Bertha Stead last night. Mr. Woodruff took me to Guilford to-night. The ladies of the M.E.church served ice-cream to-night. I stayed at the church a while and had some cream. Took the evening train to Norwich. Carrie met me at the depot. Belle Cope and her children are here visiting for a few days.
20 Sept Sat. This p.m. Bell, the children, Carrie & I went down town to do some errands. Carrie & I each bought a new fall hat. This evening Aunt Alice and Linnie came in a while, also Mr. & Mrs. Bennett, Mr. & Mrs. Race.
21 Sept Sun. All but Papa went to church to-day. He has been watching a case of possible small pox for the last two nights. Carrie & I went to church this evening.
22 Sept. Mon. Chalmers and Ethel Pope are visiting in town and called this morning. I went to Oxford at 12:53 to attend Teacher's Institute this week. Belle and the children expect to go home to-morrow. There was only a half day session of Institute to-day. This evening a reception which I attended. Had a very pleasant time. I am boarding at Mrs. Baker's. There are six others there.
23 Sept Tue. It is very warm and pleasant to-day. This evening I attended an illustrated lecture on "London" given by Com. Smith. It was very good.
24 Sept Wed. It is rainy to-day. An illustrated lecture on volcanoes by Dr. Red way. It was very good.
25 Sept Thu. Rained again to-day. Dan forth Ainsworth gave.a lecture to-night which I attended. After that we went up to the Opera House and watched the dancing a while.
26 Sept Fri. Institute closed at 22:30 to-day. I could not get home till 4:28 p.m. So waited there at Mrs. Baker's. Aunt Alice and Linnie came down this evening a while.
27 Sept Sat. We washed a little to-day and did a little of most everything. Carrie & I went down street this evening and afternoon. Aunt Alice and Linnie were in this evening.
28 Sept Sun. I went home on the milk-train to-day. Mr. Woodruff met me at the depot. It is rainy to-day. Addie is sick yet. She has bilim's fever.
29 Sept Mon. It is rainy to-day. I thought about going over to Elsie's to-night but it is so dark and rainy I did not.
30 Sept Tue. Rainy again to-day. I went over to Elsie's to-night after school. Am going to stay with her the rest of the week while her father is away. Mr. Hayne's was taken sick to-day.


1 Oct Wed. It is still rainy. I went over to see Julia Bloom a while after school. She is sick.
2 Oct Thu. Rec'd a letter from Mrs. Park to-day.
3 Oct Fri. I went up to Mr. Stead's this morning to have Alvin write his name. It is still rainy and muddy.
4 Oct Sat. I went over to Mr. Woodruff' s this morning and stayed all day helped Mrs. Woodruff. Rec'd letters from Bertha Stead and Carrie.
5 Oct Sun. Elsie went to church to day. I went over to Mr. Woodruff's. Wrote a letter to Carrie. I went back over to Mr. Hunts this afternoon.
6 Oct Mon. I rode down to the school house with Mr. Hunt this morning. I went back to Mr. Woodruff' stop stay to-night. We had a new pupil to-day. Ward Randall.
7 Oct Tue. It is quite cold and rainy to-day.
8 Oct Wed. I went up to Mr Stead's to-night to do an errand for Mrs. Woodruff.
9 Oct Thu. It is very rain this morning but cleared off.
10 Oct Fri. There was a very hard frost last night. It has been cold all day. I went up to Mr. Stead's this evening. Bertha came home from Utica to stay a few day's, to night.
11 Oct Sat. It has looked like rain all day but has been quite warm and rather pleasant. Bertha was down a while this morning.
12 Oct Sun. It is a very pleasant day to-day. I did not attend church. I wrote to Myrtle Thompson and to Carrie to-day. Mrs. Stead and Bertha were down a while this p.m. And I went with them down to Rial Steads.
13 Oct Mon. I went up to Mr. Steads this evening. Mrs. Stead and Ethel have been to Norwich to-day and went to our house and got some things for me. It has been very windy to-day. Rec'd a letter from home to-day.
14 Oct Tue. It has been quite cold and windy to-day. I went up to Mr. Steads to take some letters to have mailed this morning.
15 Oct Wed. It was real cold this morning but looks like rain to-night and is warmer.
16 Oct Thu. Mrs. Stead and Ethel came down this evening. There was a total eclipse of the moon to-night. Ethel stayed down till the eclipse. We stayed up to 12:30. Then I went part way home with Ethel.
17 Oct Fri. It has been quite cold to-day.
18 Oct Sat. I have been helping Mrs. Woodruff to-day. She has a sore eye so she cannot work very well. Ethel was down this p.m for a while. Rec'd a letter from Carrie to-night.
19 Oct Sun. It is a lovely day to-day but ended with a thunder shower to night. I wrote t Mrs. Park to-day and to Mamma. I did not go to church to-day.
20 Oct Mon. It is colder this morning and has been very windy to-day. Had a short letter from Carrie to-day.
21 Oct Tue. It is quite cold to-day and very cold to-night.
22 Oct Wed. It froze very hard last night but has been getting warmer to-day. Addie came out in the kitchen for the first this morning (to eat). I talked with Jennie North on the phone this morning.
23 Oct Thu. I wrote to Miss Sackett to-night. Miss Yale is here doing some sewing for Miss Woodruff.
24 Oct Fri. It has been very windy to-day and rained just at night..
25 Oct Sat. It is quite pleasant to-day. I went over to Elsie's a lLittle while this p.m. Mrs. Stead came down this afternoon. I rec'd a letter from Carrie this p.m.
26 Oct Sun. I went up and went to church with Mr. Stead's people to-day. it is very windy and cold to-day. I wrote to Bertha Stead and Carrie this p.m.
27 Oct Mon. It is rainy to-day.
28 Oct Tue. Another rainy day. Rec'd a letter from mamma to-night.
29 Oct Wed. It is quite cold and has snowed some to-day.
30 Oct Thu. It is cold this morning and is frozen hard. Aunt Flo came over to Mr. Stead's this p.m. And Jessie & Hazel came down to school and stayed a while. I stopped at Mrs. Steads a while on my way home from school
31 Oct Fri. It is a little pleasanter to-day.


1 Nov Sat. I went to Norwich on the 9:25 this morning. Mr. Haynes took me over. Our folks were just moving the last load of goods to a place across the river about a mile from Norwich. We put down the carpets this p.m. And got settled quite a bit. Papa has taken a wood job a mile or two from here.
2 Nov Sun. None of us went to church to day. It is a lovely day. Uncle Henry came over this p.m a while. We all went for a walk down by the river.
3 Nov Mon. I did not go back to school to-day, nor Carrie did not. We have been cleaning carpets and putting them down, and getting straightened. It is another lovely day to-day.
4 Nov. Tue. Another warm day. Linnie came over this morning and stayed all day. We have got pretty well settled. I went down with Linnie this afternoon. Stayed to Aunt Alice's to supper and took the evening train to Guilford. Mr. Woodruff met me at the depot.
5 Nov. Wed. it is warm and pleasant to-day.
6 Nov Thu. It has threatened rain all day but not rained much. I rode down this morning with Alvin and Ethel on their way to Bainbridge.
7 Nov Fri. it is colder this morning, but pleasant this afternoon.
8 Nov Sat. I received a letter from Anna Halbert this morning. It is cold but pleasant to-day. Anna Hutchinson came down a while this afternoon. I went with her up to Mr. Steads a while.
9 Nov Sun. I went up to Mr. Steads and went to church with them this morning and stayed up till night. Bertha came home last night. Bertha, Mrs. Stead. And Ethel came down a few minutes this evening. I wrote to Mamma this evening.
10 Nov Mon. It is quite cold to-day. Rec'd a letter from Mary Cornell Smith to night.
11 Nov Tue. It was quite cold this morning but grew warmer and rained this afternoon. I went up to Mr. Steads to-night a while to get some pieces for speaking.
12 Nov Wed. Not very cold to-day and seems like rain to night.
13 Nov Thu. I went up to Mr. Stead's and stayed all night to-night. It has been warm and a regular Indian Summer day.
14Nov Fri.Another beautiful day. Leon came over after me to night to stay over SaturdaySunday.
15 Nov Sat. It is very warm and pleasant to-day. Uncle Chas went to Norwich to-day and Mamma came home with him to-night to stay until Monday.
16 Nov Sun. We all attended church to-day. Mr. Wild preached. Jessie brought me over this afternoon. Is is not nearly as pleasant to-day.
17 Nov Mon. It is warm to-day.
18 Nov Tue. Warm to-day, and quite pleasant. Alvin & Ethel were down this evening.
19 Nov Wed. Rainy this morning but has been pleasant most of the day.
20 Nov Thu. Quite warm and pleasant to-day. Went up to Anna Hutchinson's to-night to stay all night. Mrs. H drove round this way from Guilford and I rode home with her.
21 Nov Fri. Mrs. H and Anna went to Bainbridge to day and I rode down to school with them. Warm again to-day.
22 Nov Sat. It is quite pleasant this forenoon. I went over to Elsie Hunt's a while this forenoon. Anna and Lester Hutchinson cleaned the school house to-day. It is rainy this afternoon and seems colder to-night.
23NovSun It snowed a little in the night,and is cold and windy to-day.None of us went to church.
24 Nov Mon. Addie & I went up to Mr. Steads to night for Alvin to sign the register.
25 Nov Tue. It is pleasant to day. Aunt Flo brought Jessie over to-night as Clella is expected from Syracuse to-night and Jesse has the chicken pox. I went over to Mr. Frank's to-night to get two month's wages.
26 Nov Wed. It is rainy more or less all day. I am not going to teach any more this week.
27 Nov Thu. It is Thanksgiving Day to-day. Mr. Woodruff took me to the depot and I went home. I walked over from the depot. Carrie came home last night.
28 Nov Fri. It is a cold blustering day. Carrie taught to-day. She walked down town then rode her wheel down and rode back at night.
29 Nov Sat. Quite cold but not as bad as yesterday. In the p.m. Carrie & I went down town and did some errands. Stopped at Aunt Alice's a while. It is very muddy and bad walking.
30 Nov Sun. Papa took me over to the depot this morning and I went back to Guilford. Mr. & Mrs. Woodruff and Addie went to church and I went back with them. It began snowing hard about three o'clock this afternoon. I wrote to Georgia Straight this afternoon.


1 Dec Mon. It snowed about two inches last night and is quite cold this morning.
2 Dec Tue. It is warmer to day and quite pleasant. I received a letter from Myrtle Thompson to-day. I am working on a handkerchief for Mrs. Park for Christmas.
3 Dec Wed. It has rained quite a good deal to-day.
4 Dec Thu. It snowed some to-night.
5 Dec Fri. It has snowed quite a good deal during the night and snow quite hard during the forenoon. Was Pleasant in p.m.
6 Dec Sat. It has been quite pleasant to-day. There is enough snow so that people are going in sleighs to-day. Addie & I went up to Mr. Steads a while this p.m.
7 Dec Sun.None of us went to church to-day.It is so cold and stormy. I wrote to Mamma to-day.
8 Dec Mon. It is quite wintry to-day. Mr. Haynes went down to the school. House and built the fire this morning it was so cold.
9 Dec Tue. It is very cold and blustering to-day. There is enough snow to make good sleighing.
10 Dec Wed. Not quite so cold to-day. Mr. Burton is going to build fires now. A good deal warmer to night. Rec'd a letter from home to-night. Also one enclosed from Katherine Mills. Mr. & Mrs Woodruff and Addie went to a soldier's reunion at Guilford to-night.
11 Dec Thu. It has snowed some to-day and was very windy this morning.
12 Dec. Fri. It is quite mild and pleasant to-day. I went over to Elsie's to night to stay all night.
13 Dec Sat. It was snowing hard at day light this morning and kept it up all day and was very cold and blustering, so that I did not go back to Mr. Woodruff' stop-night.
14 Dec Sun. It is bright and pleasant this morning and the storm is over. Mr. Hunt and Elsie went to church to-day and I went over as far as Mr. Woodruff's with him. A letter came yesterday from Carrie which I answered to-day.
15 Dec Mon. It is quite cold to-day but is getting warmer.
16 Dec Tue. It rained hard nearly all day. We had only five pupils to-day. I rode back with Mr. Bloom to-night. Rec'd a letter from Mamma to-night.
17 Dec Wed. It is cooler this morning and frozen up.
18 Dec Thu. Stormed some to-day and is quite cold. I stopped at Mrs. McPherson's a while this morning on an errand.
19 Dec Fri. It is warmer to-day. I am working quite hard (as usual) to get some Christmas presets finished up.
20 Dec Sat. Mr. Woodruff's people all went to Bainbridge to-day. I went up to Mr. Stead's and stayed most of the day. I used Mrs s. Machine to make an apron for Carrie for Christmas.
21 Dec Sun. We all went to church to-day. I rode back with Mr. Stead's people and stayed to dinner and finally all night on account of the rain. It has rained nearly all day and very hard this afternoon. Bertha Stead is home for her vacation and her friend Miss Molters from Montana.
22 Dec Mon. Mrs. Gridley came up to school to-night a few minutes. It threatened rain nearly all day. There was a surprise for Uncle Chas. To-night by his S.S. Class. I went with Mr. Stead's people. There were about 30 there. It was a surprise apparently and we had a pleasant time. We carried him a bible as a Christmas present.
23 Dec Tue. School closed to day for a vacation of a few days. We had some speaking but nothing elaborate. I managed to finish up my Christmas presents to-night.
24 Dec Wed. Mr. Woodruff brought me over to the depot this morning to take the train for Norwich. Carrie was waiting at Aunt Alice's and met me at the depot. It is quite cold to-day. Aunt Alice has invited us all over to spend Christmas tomorrow.
25 Dec. Thu. It is quite stormy to-day but we went over to Aunt Alice's. Frank Halbert was here and went also. Carrie, Arther Lynn were there. Walter came this afternoon, stopped at Aunt Alice's and came home with us.
26 Dec Fri. It is quite cold to-day. We made taffy to-night.
27 Dec Sat. Walter went this morning.
28 Dec Sun. Carrie and I went to church this morning. This afternoon I took Carrie down to her school. Linnie went down with us. It is quite cold to-day. Mr. And Mrs. Bennett called here a while this afternoon.
29 Dec Mon. We did part of the washing to-day. it is a cold blustering Tory day. Mamma is doing some sewing for me.
30 Dec Tue. We finished the washing to-day. It is quite pleasant to-day.
31 Dec Wed. Linnie came over this afternoon. Mr & Mrs Bennett stopped here to night to invite us over to spend the day tomorrow. Mamma will go I think.

END of 1902 DIARY

1906 COPY of DIARY of NELLIE CONVERSE Age 28,29

1 Jan Mon. 1906. We asked the Manwaring family and Carrie & Walter here to spend New Year's with us. They all came. Also Uncle Howard who happened to be in Mt. Upton. It was a fine day but no sleighing. Carrie & Emily stayed till evening when Walter came for them. We made two kinds of ice-cream for dinner. I took some with some cake up to Mrs. Austin tonight. Fred Carr was up there and came along with me and stopped to see the baby. Lenna Toby sent a little remembrance by Clella, a fancy plate.
2 Jan Tue. School began to day. I asked Fred and his father to come up tonight and have some ice-cream, which they did. I rec'd a Christmas remembrance from Roy also one from Mrs. Gibbs and a letter. A book from Roy and a very pretty handkerchief from her. Will Hood began work here to day.
3 Jan Wed. It began storming just as school was out. I rode up with the Bushnells children. It snowed till quite late in the evening then turned to rain.
4 Jan Thu. It was rainy this morning. I went over to Carrie's and stayed over night. She is alone now for the first week with the baby.
5 Jan Fri. Rec'd a letter from Addie also one from Roy.
6 Jan Sat. Papa went to Gilbertsville this a.m. And Mt Upton this p.m.
7 Jan Sun. We went to church and SS. I wrote to Addie and Roy this p.m. It is quite windy and cold to-day.
8 Jan Mon. I went up to Carrie's and stayed all night as Walter intended to go up to the meeting but did not go finally. Henry Guile is quite sick, so I went up to see him to-night.
9 Jan Tue. I went up to Aunt Laura's before school this morning and stopped to see Henry. He has quinsy and is quite sick.
10 Jan Wed. --
11 Jan Thu. Mamma went over to Carrie's this p.m. I went up to Mr. Leonard's after school. Mamma drove up for me on her way back. Rec'd a letter from Cora H tonight.
12 Jan Fri. Walter, Carrie & Emily called at the school house tonight. I went up to see Henry Guile tonight. Then went up to Aunt Laura's. Carrie & baby were up there and I went up home with her and stayed all night.
13 Jan Sat. I came home this morning. Papa went to Gville to-day. Rec'd a letter from Mrs. Park. Rec'd the school pins I ordered some time ago. Charley Murray came here today to work a few days.
14 Jan Sun. mamma & I went over to Carrie's this morning. Mamma stayed with Emily while Walter, Carrie & I went to church. I wrote to Mrs. Park.
15 Jan Mon. Quite mild to-day. Ice thawing. Mr. Gibson, a telephone man, came to-day to sell the phone to the Co. Stayed here all night. Mr. Bushnell and Charlie came down this evening to see Mr. Gibson. He stayed all night.
16 Jan Tue. Mr. Gibson and Papa went around to see the people who are to buy phones. Were gone all day. Mr. Bushnell & Gilbert were down in the evening to see Mr. Gibson.
17 Jan Wed. It is quite blustering this morning. Mr. Gibson took me down to school on his way to Mt Upton. Papa went to Mt Upton and was gone all day.
18 Jan Thu. Carrie & Emily have been over to day. Walter came over this evening to supper. Mr. Bushnell was down this evening. Quite windy this morning. Papa took me down to school.
19 Jan Fri. I rec'd a letter from Roy.
20 Jan Sat. Mama & I went to Gville this p.m. It was stormy in the morning but a nice afternoon. I sent out some money orders to the Youth's Companion and G.P Brown & Co for some Valentines for the children. We took a loaf of Graham bread and some buttermilk to Mr. Carr. When we came back he bro't out one of Fred's curls in a box to show us. I got me two pair of rubbers at Gilbertsville. Think they will last me a year maybe.
21 Jan Sun. We did not get around to go to church. It is a beautiful, warm day. 59 degrees in shade. Mr. Carr was up this afternoon a while. Carrie & Walter stopped on their way home from Mr. Gibson's (Well's). Their baby died this morning. It was nearly two weeks old. I wrote to Roy this p.m.
22 Jan Mon. Ralph Harris began working here to-day.
23 Jan Tue.--
24 Jan Wed. I went over to Carrie's and stayed all night. We are having beautiful weather this week.
25 Jan Thu. Mrs. Harris called this afternoon.
26 Jan Fri. Mamma went over to Carrie's this p.m. They went down to Mrs. Cole's and Dibble's to call.
27 Jan Sat. Another lovely day. Mr. Leonard called a few minutes this p.m.
28 Jan Sun. We went to church and S.S. Not as pleasant as it has been for several days.
29 Jan Mon. Quite cold today. Papa went to Mt Upton. Only 16 children at school today. The Camps all have whooping-fought, and the Rowe's but they come most of the time just the same.
30 Jan Tue. Warmer to night. Mary Gadsby helped me take down our old wreaths etc. and put up some new pictures. Papa went to Mt Upton again this p.m.
31 Jan Wed. --


1 Feb Thu. I went up to Aunt Laura's and stayed all night. Anna is home for a while for a short vacation. Aunt Laura is with Mabel who has a boy nearly a week old. The boys went over to Mr. Chalmer's and bro't over their phonograph this evening. I stopped to Carrie's and waited to ride up wWith Anna and Ed. Mr. Camp's baby was buried to-day. Some of the children went to the cemetery.
2 Feb Fri. I stopped in to Mrs. Guides a minute. It is quite cold this morning.
3 Feb Sat. Mamma went over to Carrie's this p.m. It was 8 degrees below this morning.
4 Feb Sun. None of us went to church. Papa had a lame back. I went over and stayed with Emily so Carrie could go to church.
5 Feb Mon. It was very cold to-day.
6 Feb Tue. Thermometer 21 below zero here. Colder in some places.
7 Feb Wed. Rec'd letters from Lenna Toby and Roy also souvenir postal from Lenna. The funeral of Mr. Rowe's baby was held to-day. Gilbert and Bessie went.
8 Feb Thu. I went up to Mr. Leonard's to night. We have decided to close the school next week for a four week vacation.
9 Feb Fri. It is snowing hard this morning. Charlie Murray took me down to school on a sled. There were but 7 pupils out to-day. It nearly stopped snowing at noon. Mamma came for me to-night. It has snowed 7 or 8 inches I think.
10 Feb Sat. Mamma & I went over to Carrie's this p.m. Mamma stayed with the baby while Carrie and I went up to Aunt Laura's. The sleighing is fine. Roy came over this evening.
11 Feb Sun. We did not go to church. Roy went back this afternoon. Pleasant to day but quite cold to-night. Mrs. Lyon's Norwegian came over tonight and brought the other men who just came up from New York. One of them is to work for us.
12 Feb Mon. The Norwegian came to-day. A holiday being Lincoln's birthday. It is Fred Carr's birthday also and I made him a cake. He came up for it this morning. Papa and the new man went to G- this p.m. Papa & Charley Murray went up to Mr. Clapp's tonight.
13 Feb Tue.Papa & Axel helped Truair get ice today.
14 Feb Wed. Nearly everyone is getting ice now.
15 Feb Thu. I went over to Carrie's to-night a while after school.
16 Feb Fri. School closed tonight for a month's vacation. Papa and Mamma went over to Carrie's a while this p.m. The children have been riding down hill to-day. I rode a few times to-night.
17 Feb Sat. I walked over to Carrie's a little while this p.m. Stopped at the school house to get some paper and the mail at the box. Mr. Lyon's Norwegian boys were over this evening a while.
18 Feb Sun. We did not go to church. Papa & Mamma went over to Walter's this morning. Mamma is going to take care of Emily while Carrie goes to church. Not very cold but cloudy to day. Mr. Carr was up this evening.
19 Feb Mon. We did not wash to-day but put a comfortable on and finished it. Mama bound it off in the evening. Papa went to Mt Upton.
20 Feb Tue. Mamma washed three comfortables today and a very few things besides. We are not going to do the regular washing this week. Papa went to G-ville to get half a hog at the meat market. Will Wood is here with his gasoline engine sawing wood to-day. I am about sick with a horrid cold.
21 Feb Wed. We put another comfortable on to-day but can not finish it. They commenced sawing wood, but had to stop as it rained. The snow is going fast to-day. I wrote to Roy this p.m.
22 Feb Thu. Rec'd a letter from Roy. The men sawed wood to-day.
23 Feb Fri. The men finished sawing wood today. We finished our third comfortable to-day.
24 Feb Sat. Mr. Carr and Fred came up and played "Flinch" to-night. All played with us.
25 Feb Sun. Mr. Carr was up a while this p.m. I finished a letter to Roy.
26 Feb. Mon. We washed to-day. I am about sick with a cold. John MaCumber began work for a few days. Charley Murray is running the mill instead of Will Wood.
27 Feb Tue. Mamma went over to Carrie's to-day. I rec'd a letter from Elsie Hunt.
28 Feb Wed. --


1 Mar Thu. I went up to Chet Bushnell's this p.m.
2 Mar Fri. Rec'd a a letter from Lenna. Papa is drawing (..?) to Mt. Upton today.
3 Mar Sat. It is a very rainy day. I intended to go over to Carrie's but could not as it was so stormy. Mr. Bushnells was down this p.m. And again this evening to talk telephones.
4 Mar Sun. Papa and I went to church and S.S. Mr. Carr was up a while this p.m. It stormed some this p.m. Axel went over to Mr. Lynn's today.
5 Mar. Mon. I went over to Carrie's this p.m. Mrs. Guile is sick, and I went up to Aunt Laura's to enquirer after her. She has peritonitis and is very sick. I went down to Mr. Cole's . He and his wife are both sick.
6 Mar. Tue. I went over to Mr. Coles this morning and stayed nearly all the forenoon. Aunt Ada stopped for a while this p.m. On her way home from Mrs. Guile's. Florence Lynn called this p.m.
7 Mar. Wed. I went over to Mrs. Coles again this forenoon. Did not find there any improved. Papa & Mamma went to Uncle Charley's to-day.
8 Mar Thu. Mamma & I drove over to Mr. Cole's this morning to see how they were. Found them no worse. Their son & his wife came yesterday. We drove on up to Carrie's. C. & I then drove up to Mr. Guile's. Mrs. Guile's died yesterday.
9 Mar Fri. We washed a little today. We are quite busy quilting a quilt.
10 Mar Sat. We are quilting all our spare time today. Rec'd a letter from Roy.
11 Mar Sun. None of us went to church. I went over to Mr. Cole's and stopped at Mr. Lamphere's a few minutes. Then I went up to Carrie's and stayed all night.
12 Mar Mon. I came home early this morning. We did a two weeks washing today. The men are here surveying the farm today.
13 Mar Tue. We are working on a quilt most of our spare time this week.
14 Mar Wed. --
15 Mar Thu. I had a letter from Maude Davis that she is coming to morrow to stay a few days.
16 Mar Fri. Papa went to Mt Upton to-day. Maude came up on the noon train and came home with him.
17 Mar Sat. Papa went to G-ville and Mt Upton today. I rec-d a letter from Roy. Walter was over this morning.
18 Mar Sun. Mamma took me over to Carrie's to stay with the baby while Carrie went to church. Our folks all went to church. Walter bro't me home when he got home from church. This p.m. Mamma took Maude over to Carrie's (to stay till tomorrow) and also called at Mrs. Dibbles & Cole's. I wrote to Roy.
19 Mar Mon. School began to-day with nineteen pupils. It was stormy when school was out. I rode up with the Bushnells children.
20 Mar Tue. Stormy again today. I rode up tonight with the children.
21 Mar Wed. Mary Gadsby has diphtheria. I went up to Mr. Leonard's to see him about closing school. I rode up with Mr. Bushnells to-night.
22 Mar Thu. I went up to Mr. Leonard's this morning. We decided to close school tonight. Gertrude Bushnells has diphtheria in a light form. Papa came down for me tonight. It has been a rough day. There is quite a body of snow.
23 Mar Fri. --
**24 Mar Sat. Mamma & I went over to Carrie's and up to Aunt Laura's this p.m. When we got back we from up to Mr. Bushnell's to see how they are getting on. Gertrude is no worse.
25 Mar Sun. Papa & I went to church. Did not stay to S.S. I wrote to Elsie Hunt this afternoon.
26 Mar Mon. We washed today.
27 Mar Tue. We ironed to day. We put on and tied an old comfortable today.
28 Mar Wed. --
29 Mar Thu. We went to G-vile. (Mamma & I) this p.m. And got some cloth for waists, shirts, etc. Mrs. Gibbs has her sale to-day. Rec'd a letter from Roy. It is quite pleasant today.
30 Mar Fri. It is very rainy today. I am at working on a shirt waist. Mamma is cutting out some shirts.
31 Mar Sat. I finished my waist and cut out another. The snow has gone and it is very muddy again. Mamma & Papa went over to Carrie's this p.m.


1 Apr Sun. None of us went to church. A long, lonesome day.
2 Apr Mon. We washed today. Washed three quilts also. It is pleasant overhead but very windy and muddy.
3 Apr Tue. I am making a waist and a waist protector this week, and mamma is making some shirts. I went over to Carrie's late this p.m.
4 Apr Wed. Papa went up to Mr. Silvey's and mamma went over to Carrie's to spend the day. This p.m. I went over and Carrie & I went up to John Morris's to see Pauline's camera and pictures she has taken with it. It rained some this p.m. Rained quite hard as we came home.
5 Apr Thu. Fred came up a minute to-night to see whether school began tomorrow. First time I've seen him since school closed. Gertrude Bushnell has been worse this week but is better now. Chalmers Cope is also very sick with pneumonia but on the gain now.
6 Apr Fri. --
7 Apr Sat. This week seems to have been a complete blank in some ways.
8 Apr Sun. Papa & I went to church and S.S. It is pleasant (rather) but the roads are bad yet.
9 Apr Mon. School began today. Nearly all are back except the Bushnells and Mary Gadsby. Rainy tonight. Charley came down for me. Fred rode up with us and stopped a while.
10 Apr Tue. Roy came over from Mt Upton this a.m. Stopped a while at Carrie's and rode on to the school house with Carrie on her way to G-ville. He went up home to dinner and stayed till school was out. Then came down for me. It rained as school was out again. Charley took Roy back to Mt Upton tonight.
11 Apr. Wed. Several of the children were out today and yesterday.
12 Apr Thu. --
13 Apr Fri. --
14 Apr Sat. I received Easter cards from Ethel Stead and Roy and a card from Maude. Walter bro't Carrie and the baby over about noon. They stayed till night then I took them home. We had put on a comfortable for Carrie which we tied this p.m. It rained late this p.m.
15 Apr Sun. Easter. Sunday. None of us went to church. The roads were bad and I was nearly sick. I wrote to Ethel Stead this p.m.
16 Apr Mon. Rec'd another Easter Card from Lenna. Will Wood put our bell up on the school house Saturday. We rang it for the first to-day. We found 8 baby cats in mamma's closet to-day.
17 Apr Tue. I expect that Mrs. Gibbs and family start for Texas today. Mary Gadsby commenced school again to-day, after her sickness.
18 Apr Wed. I went up to Carrie's to stay all night. Walter went to G- this p.m. And brought home a Kodak which Carrie & I bought together.
19 Apr Thu. A Watts girl began coming to school today making 23 on our roll mow.
20 Apr Fri. Rec'd a postal from Roy. They are between Buffalo and Chicago. Bessie & Gertrude Bushnell came down to the school house tonight after school. The first time Gertrude has been out since her sickness. Fred bro't us up a lovely eel this morning.
21 Apr Sat. Mamma and I went to Gville this p.m. To see about hats. I bo't a white sailor for common wear and am going to have my old one fixed up for best. mamma is going to have a new one. Papa went to G-vile this morning.
22 Apr Sun. Mamma & I went to church and S.S. We went over to Carrie's this p.m. We looked for hepaticas over in the dug-way but did not find any.
23 Apr Mon. Bessie Bushnell started in to attend school to-day. Rec'd a letter from Roy. They arrived in Texas Thu a.m. safely.
24 Apr Tue. --
25 Apr Wed. It is rather pleasant but windy today. Aunt Flo and Hazel came up today. I managed to get home early to see them a while. Winnie came home with me to stay all night.
26 Apr Thu. --
27 Apr Fri. Mr. Quinby?? Put In our phone tonight.
28 Apr Sat. I went over to Carrie's this p.m. We took the baby's picture but did not have time to develop them. Warm and pleasant today. I wrote to Lenna tonight.
29 Apr Sun. Carrie and Walter came round this way on their way to church and left the baby for mamma to take care of. Papa & I went to church. Mr. Mathis is away on vacation so Mr. Dunning came up and took his place. Carrie & Walter stopped to dinner. C. Stayed till evening W came over for her. Mr. Carr came up a while this p.m.
30 Apr Mon. --

1 May Tue. --
2 May Wed. --
3 May Thu. I was sick to day and not able to teach.
4 May Fri. Did not feel like teaching to-day. Rec'd a letter from Roy.
5 May Sat. Rec'd a letter from Lenna, enclosing a copy of the pantomime we want to learn for the close of school. Papa went over to Mt Upton and Mamma rode over to Carrie's with him.
6 May Sun. None of us went to church. Mr. Carr was up this p.m.
7 May Mon. School began to-day.
8 May. We had our Arbor Day exercising to-day. Mr. Leonard got in a tree (locust). Alice came down. No other spectators.
9 May Wed. Jesse came over soon after eleven and stayed till nearly night, or most of the p.m. We had such a nice visit & she helped me hang the skirt to my dress, also said got dandelion greens as I have a lame back and neck. Cool to-night.
10 May Thu. Bright but cool air and windy. I still have lame back & neck so can not do much. Wrote cards to Myrtle & Aunt C. Young also letter to Aunt Mary. I cut out a night gown and have it nearly made.
11 May Fri. Mamma & I went up to Mr. Bushnell's to-night. Bessie has been sick and not able to go to school for a week or so. Mr. Carr came up while we were gone and brought his churn that mamma wanted to borrow.
12 May Sat. --
13 May Sun. Carrie & Walter came over and bro't Emily and I went up to church with them. Papa had a lame back and could not go.
14 May Mon. We washed today. Mr. Carr was up a while this evening.
15 May Tue. --
16 May Wed. -
17 May Thu. A very hard thunder shower during the night. Judson Musson's barn has burned with tools, 10 calves, a horse, etc.
18 May Fri. Alice & Neil, Charlie , Mama & I went fishing; there was a hard thunder shower so we didn't stay. We were wet through. Another shower in the night
19 May Sat. It is windy and disagreeable today. We managed to get a few flower seeds..
20 May Sun. I went over and got Carrie & the baby. She stayed with mama while we went to church. Walter drove up with the hired man, and came back with us. Mr. Carr was up this p.m. It is cold to-day.
21 May Mon. There was a hard frost last night. Warmer to-day.
22 May Tue. I went up to Aunt Laura's and stayed all night.
23 May Wed. Rec'd a letter from Roy.
24 May Thu. --
25 May Fri. --
26 May Sat. We cleaned the dining room to-day. It rained to-night.
27 May Sun. Memorial Sunday but we did not go to church as it was very rainy. Mr. Carr was up this p.m. Mamma & I went over to Carrie's this p.m.
28 May Mon. --
29 May Tue. Mamma washed to-day.
30 May Wed. Decoration Day. We cleaned the house all day. After supper we went over and called at Mrs. Peabody's. Mrs. Gibson's and Mrs. Dibbles.
31 May Thu. Mrs. Chas Carl died to day. She has been sick since Sat. With typhoid pneumonia.


1 Jun Fri. --
2 Jun Sat. Uncle Julius and Truair went to Mrs. Stebbings sale and Uncle J. Stopped here a while on his way home. Mamma took him home in the evening.
3 Jun Sun. We went to church. Did not stay to S.S. In the p.m. We all went down to the cemetery at Mt. Upton. Aunt Flo, Jessie and Hazel were there too. Mrs. Chas. Caol's funeral was held to-day and the burial took place while we were there. Mr Carr came up a few minutes this evening.
4 Jun Mon. We are busy practicing for exercises etc. for a social at the close of school next week.
5 Jun Tue. Papa went over to Uncle Charley's and stayed all night. Mamma went over to Walter's after a calf to night. A thunder shower this p.m.
6 Jun Wed. Papa came home early this morning before breakfast. It has rained some this p.m.

From Thursday June 7 Jun to Sunday August 1906 she did not write in the 1906 Diary.

26 Aug Sun. We all went to church & S.S. Looked like rain all day. Will came up this.m. We eat out by the blackberry vines. It is cloudy all the afternoon. Mamma went over to Carrie's this p.m. I have been so careless and negligent all summer I have not written in this. A summer unusually full for me of --both pain and pleasure.
27 Aug Mon We washed the white clothes but it was so rainy did not hang them out. We did quite a little sewing this afternoon.
28 Aug Tue. Cleared up this morning. We finished washing. We sewed this afternoon. I went up to Mr. Leonard's to-night We decided to have school begin the 17 of Sept.
29 Aug Wed. It is a lovely day. We ironed this morning. I went over to Carrie's this afternoon. Rode back wWith Walter. He went up to prayer meeting.
30 Aug Thu. Winnie St. John brought Aunt Sophronia over this morning to stay a few days and do some sewing for mamma. Pleasant to-day. The men have been getting in lots of millet today. I went blackberrying over toward the dug way but got only a few.
31 Aug Fri. Carrie came over this afternoon. The men made a "bee" and shingled the school house. Our folks were busy getting in millet and did not go. Pleasant to-okay. I rode down to the school house with Carrie to help her with the baby. Walked back with Will. He had been down shingling.


1 Sept Sat. Quite cool to-day. Papa went to Mt Upton this a.m.
2 Sept Sun. We all went to church and S.S. Quite cool to-day but warmer and seems like rain to-night. A beautiful evening.
3 Sept Mon. Rainy this morning. We did not wash.
4 Sept Tue. Very cool and windy to-day. We washed this p.m.
5 Sept Wed. We ironed this morning. Aunt Sophomia finished Mama's sewing. mama went to Norwich this p.m. I took her to Mt Upton and Aunt S went also. Pleasant today.
6 Sept Thu. Will came up a while this evening.
7 Sept Fri. Mamma came from Norwich to-day noon. She stayed at Mrs. Willey's till night. I went over for her. Warm and pleasant today.
8 Sept Sat. The men finished stacking and getting in millet today. It has looked like rain to-day but has not. We cut out a waist of mine this p.m.
9 Sept Sun. Mamma took care of Emily today. Carrie rode up with us to church. Carrie & Walter stayed to dinner.
10 Sept Mon. We washed today. Sewed on my waist this p.m.
11 Sept Tue. Papa started for Syracuse this's morning to attend the state fair. I took him to the depot.
12 Sept Wed. Mamma & I went over to Carrie's this p.m a while after supper.
13 Sept Thu. We cleaned Axel's room to day. Papa came this noon. I went over to Carrie's this p.m. Stayed all night. Nellie Moore was there visiting to-day.
14 Sept Fri. --
15 Sept Sat. --
16 Sept Sun. We went to church . Cold today.
17 Sept Mon. We washed and did most of the ironing.
18 Sept Tue. Mr. & Mrs. Watkins, Carrie & Walter went with us up on our hill and had a little picnic. It was warm and pleasant. Had a good time.
19 Sept Wed. Aunt Laura,, Emma and the children were over to-day to spend the day.
20 Sept Thu --
21 Sept Fri. --
22 Sept Sat. Aunt Flo and Hazel were up to-day. Carrie & Emily came over this after noon a while. Julia, Bessie & Gertrude came down a while.
23 Sept Sun. We went to church and S.S. Will came up this evening and we went for a walk in the woods.
24 Sept Mon. School began today. There were 19 in evidence, Harry Cope beginning. Quite cold today. Mamma & I went over to Carrie's to get some chickens, also up to Will Gibson's to see about getting Mrs. G to help paper.
25 Sept Tue. Mr. Wightman came this evening to do some cement work.
26 Sept Wed. --
27 Sept Thu. I went up to Will Gibson's to get Mr. G to help about papering (before school.) Saw Will a minute and gave him a little book I had for him. It is rainy this morning.
28 Sept Fri. Mrs. G stayed all night and she and mama finished the papering, got the carpet down, etc.
29 Sept Sat. We have been quite busy to-day getting straightened up from the plastering etc.
30 Sept Sun. We went to church and S.S. Mamma & I walked over to Carrie's this afternoon a while.


1 Oct Mon. My birthday. I am almost sorry that I have to be reminded that I am growing OLD. I am 29. Rec'd a letter from Ethel Stead saying that probably she & Alvin could not come and go with us to the fair as planned. Fred is back to-day after an absence of a month. Poor child, I hardly know whether to blame him or not.
2 Oct Tue. First day of Morris Fair. Pleasant.
3 Oct Wed. We let out school to-day for the Morris Fair. We all went. it is a pleasant day. Quite warm in the middle of the day. Mrs. Stratton rode back with us. Walter & Carrie went down with us to eat. Lunch. Axel and his sister also. To my chagrin, coming home I learned that Will was there and I didn't see him. I wanted to. How provoked I am at myself for being. So blind. Under the circumstances am most afraid he'll think I ignored him.
4 Oct Thu. Only 11 pupils. I have felt so depressed all day. Partly the reaction of yesterday's dissipation possible, but not entirely. Mamma washed to-day. Has been pleasant until just at night. sprinkled a little.
5 Oct Fri. Rained this morning.
6 Octt Sat. --
7 Oct Sun. We went to church and S. S. Will came up in the evening and he and I were going to church. We were started but the wagon broke and we had to come back. Rainy this evening. Mr. Weight an went to G-ville this a.m. And came back to-night.
8 Oct Mon. --
9 Oct Tue. Rainy to-night. Mary Chamberlain came home with me and stayed over night.
10 Oct Wed. Carrie came over this p.m. Walter came over for her and I rode up with him. Rainy again tonight. Mary Camp came home with us.
11 Oct Thu. Stormy this p.m. Snowed hard when I came home from school.
12 Oct Fri. Cold today. Froze hard to-night. Charley Murray came to-day to work a while.
13 Oct Sat. Mamma & I went to G-vile this p.m. I had my hat fixed a little and some other errands. Came home on the other side, and stopped at Carrie's a few minutes.
14 Oct Sun. We all went to church and S.S. Uncle Howard came this afternoon from Charley Prentice's to stay till to-morrow. Will and I went to church this evening. Union services at the P-church. An "echo" meeting from the Torrey- Alexander meetings at Binghamton. Mr. Barnes' and Mr Johnson spoke. It was very interesting.
15 Oct Mon. Uncle Howard went over to Carrie's this a.m. A while. Went back this p..Neil commenced building fires to day.
16 Oct Tue. --
17 Oct Wed. Sarah Rowe came home with me to-night and stayed all night.
18 Oct Thu. --
19 Oct Fri. mr. Eight an finished the cement job to-night. Papa took him home and stayed all night.
20 Oct Sat. Mamma went over to Carrie's a while this p.m. To get a chicken. Papa went to Mt Upton this p.m.
21 Oct Sun. No services in our church to-day. mr. Watkins being away on a two week's vacation. Papa went up to the Baptist services. It has been a long rainy day.
22 Oct Mon. Just tell them that you SAW me.
23 Oct Tue. I went to Carrie's and stayed all night. Has looked like rain all day.
24 Oct Wed. Carrie & Emily came over a while this p.m.
25 Oct Thu. --
26 Oct Fri. Mrs. Spencer, Peet and Bennett came today to move the hen house.
27 Oct Sat. Very windy all day. A thunder storm about six o'clock. Mrs. Willey came and Howard came over from Aunt Laura's to-night to stay a day or so.
28 Oct Sun. We did not go to church. No services in our church. It has rained a little and is cold and disagreeable. Wrote to Ella Shaver enquiring after Roy as we heard he was very sick.
29 Oct Mon. Mrs. Willy and Howard went this morning. I called at Mrs. Bushnell's to night.
30 Oct Tue.--
31 Oct Wed. Rained & snowed a little during the night. Is cool & damp this a.m.



1 Nov Thu. Mrs. Willey sent us over some of the venison. Mr. Willy and Mr. Camp together got one deer. Vernon gave us a piece of it at school also. 2 Nov Fri. --
3 Nov Sat. Aunt Flow and uncle Charley came over to-day. Carrie came over in the afternoon. Walter came in the evening and stayed to supper. Mr. Spencer went home to-night. Rec'd a letter from Ella Shaver in answer to one I wrote her asking about Roy. We heard he was very low. He is in a bad or rather serious condition I should think.
4 Nov Sun. We went to church. Rather pleasant, but cool.
5 Nov. Mon. I went over to Carrie's and went with them to G-vile to attend the first concert in the lecture course. It was the Grace Hier Co. Very good but not awful good. Carrie left the baby with Belle.
6 Nov. Tue. Election Day. We washed and did most of the ironing. I had to go down to the school house to get my papers etc. I left them last night.
7 Nov Wed. I wrote a letter for Fred to the Youths Corp Co. Will stopped for it on his way to Mt. Upton.
8 Nov. Thu. Mabel Rowe came home with me to stay all night.
9 Nov Fri. Mama went over to Carrie's this p.m. A while.
10 Nov Sat. Warmer today. And seems like storm.
11 Nov Sun. Rainy. None of us went to church. Rain turned to snow this p.m. Mr. Prentice was buried to-day. We intended to go to the funeral but it was too stormy.
12 Nov Mon.--
13 Nov Tue--
14 Nov Wed --
15 Nov Thu. It snowed several inches this p.m. And evening.
16 Nov Fri. Papa took me down to school at the snow was so deep. Some went in sleigh to-day.
17 Nov Sat. . Carrie and I went up to G-vile this afternoon. It rained some while we were gone. Aunt Laura and Uncle. Julius were over this evening.
18 Nov Sun. Papa went up to S.S. And Axel went too to get his teeth at the dentist's.
19 Nov Mon. --
20 Nov Tue.--
21 Nov Wed. I drove down this morning and to night after school drove up to Aunt Laura's to get Cora who came over and stayed all night.
22 Nov Thu. Emily's first birthday. Carrie & she came over this p.m. And Walter this evening. Mamma made her a little cake with one candle on it. Cora drove the home up home this morning and Carrie drove home this p.m.
23 Nov Fri. Laura White came down to school this a.m. And came up home with me to stay over night.
24 Nov Sat. Mr. Halbert came down to-day to stay all winter. I think and work for us. Laura went home this p.m. We went up to Aunt Laura's this evening
25 Nov Sun. We all went to church and S.S. I walked over to Carrie's this p.m.
26 Nov Mon. I went up to Mr. Leonard's tonight a while after school.
27 Nov Tue. --
28 Nov Wed. --
29 Nov Thu.--
30 Nov Fri. --


1 Dec Sat. -- 8 Dec Sat. No writing
9 Dec Sun. Mamma & papa went to church. I stayed and took care of Emily. Will came up a few minutes this a.m. Mr. H and I went to church this evening.
10 Dec Mon.--
11 Dec Tue. --
12 Dec Wed. I went over to Carrie's and stayed all night
13 Dec Thu. --
14 Dec Fri. Will came along and I rode part way home with him. Mr. Halbert too me down this morning.
15 Dec Sat. Mr. Halbert went to church. Emily stayed here.
16 Dec Sun - Dec 26 No writing.
27 Dec. Will came to the school house for Fred to-night. He has not been home to stay since last Sunday. He was feeling so blue--oh dear, if I could but do SOME thing. If I only knew WHAT to do.
LAST entry this year.

END of 1906 DIARY

1940 COPY of DIARY of NELLIE CONVERSE CARR 1878-1968 Age 62, 63

1 Jan- Apr 30. No entries
1 May Wed. I am cleaning the front room. Went up to Mr. Lum's and cut out a couple of aprons for Mrs. Lum. Quite warm and pleasant and windy. Am making a dress of the brown & white feed sacks and worked on it some. Rec.d a letter from Helen.
2 May Thu. I finished cleaning the front rooms today. Wrote a card to Helen and letter to Norma enclosing Helen's letter and money for radio tubes.
3 May Fri. I cleaned Will's room and clothes press today. Wrote a letter to Mildred B enclosing one to Rose who is sick in bed.
4 May Sat Norma & family called a few minutes. Neil brought a new tube for the radio which helps some. The Filer children hung us a May basket with candy & flowers. Norma told us that Mrs. Leonard had broken her arm. Cleaned the drops at hen house. A hard job.
5 May Sun. A cool bright day. Mr. & Mrs. Butler called this a.m. Bringing back cans I sent when Donald B was sick with scarlet fever. Mr. Filer called as he went back from helping at the Lum's saying if he went to the doctor's to-morrow we could ride up with him to call on Rose. Will & I walked down to the Nearing place and up along the line fence. Just came home. Carrie & Walter came for a call. They brought lovely hyacinths, & petunia plants.
6 May Mon. Little Philip is 2 mo old to-day. Mr. Filer took Mr. Lum up to Morris to see the doctor and Will & I rode along and stopped to see Rose who is sick at Orrins. She is not very good. I went up to Mr. Lum's on an errand. It was a cool morning but is warming up this p.m. And looks like rain. I washed and the clothes dried nicely.
7 May Tue. I ironed this morning. George Miller is here fixing fence. Came in to dinner. Had a card from Jessie saying that's she may come over this week.
8 May Tue. Had a card from Nina Baeser.
9 May Wed. -10 May Thu. Mrs. Filer & Wanda came up for a while this a.m. She says Esther is not at all well. Rec'd a card from Nina Baeser. Called Mildred Belden to ask about Rose. She isn't much different than when we called.
10 May Fri. Mrs Filer & Wanda came up a while this a.m. She says Esther is not at all well. Rec'd a card from Nina Baeser. Called Mildred Belden to ask about Rose. She is not much different than when we called.
11 May Sat. Rec'd letter from Helen and Carrie Roshirt. Helen sent pictures of Betty, Mary, and baby Philip (7 1/2 wk old). Cards from Myrtle and Norma. I went to the D.A.R. Meeting at Eleanor's. Paul came up for me and Carrie brought me home. I had a pleasant time and saw several people I do not often see. Mrs. Heslop for one. Sat by Mrs. Wallace for a time, who knows many people in Morris that I knew over 40 yrs ago. Mr. Filer is going to plow our gardens and Will lets him have hay in exchange for work. He made a start on it today. Still have lame neck & back.
12 May Sun. It's Mother's Day. Norma & Neil brought a box of candy two weeks ago and I have the picture Helen sent yesterday. That is my Mother's Day gift from each daughter. Esther Filer & the 3 younger children came up for a call this a.m. Had a pleasant chat with Esther. such an attractive girl!
13 May Mon. My back is not very good and I did not wash or accomplish much in any way. Sent letters to both Helen & Norma also Carrie Roshirt. Rec'd a card from Nina Baeser and a pkg of rug material from Carrie R. Mr. Filer came up and plowed--finished the plowing and dragged- also dragged in oats that Will sowed by hand. Wanda came up & stayed some of the time while he was here. Will began planting potatoes today. The Lum children hung a May basket tonight.
14 May Tue. Will finished planting potatoes today. It's real dry. We need rain. We heard that John Carr has lost the sight of his good eye. A blood clot. We hope it may be absorbed. Mrs. Lum has scarlet fever. The L. Children were brought home at noon. I wrote cards to Carrie R. And Nina B.Mildred Belden called to say that Rose is feeling some better & told us about John. I talked with Nina later. They hope the sight may come back.
15 May Wed. A thunder shower went around us with a little rain here. Will put in some sweet corn today. I ironed. Sent an order to Wards. I put in part of the dahlias to-night. It's the warmest day we have had. Threatens rain but we do not get any. Cleaned the back room. Feel better than I have lately. Will has been wheeling his manure up o the vat ground. A much too hard job for him, I'm sure.
16 May Thu. Cloudy and light rain during the night. Not quite as warm and still looks rain. Marguerite Carr called. John Carr still can not see anything. Will be several days before they know how he comes out. Will overdid yesterday I think. Is pretty quiet today. I cleaned the store room to-day. Mr. Lobdell brought the stock over to be pastured. He is going to put in vats on shares. Mr. Lum went down to the wall. His wife is getting on well. Mildred F was up.
17. May Fri. Cleaned my bed room up stairs. Rec'd card from Myrtle also Nina. Wrote a card to Myrtle. We are getting milk of Grant Prindle now that Mrs. L has scarlet fever. Began today.
18 May Sat.Mabel & Florence Miller came over to get the kittens. We gave them our big one, Sambo, and the fluffy gray & white. They brought over a qt of maple sirup also a qt of milk, and some trillium & violet's from the woods. Mrs. Filer came up to see if Esther had called. I took a box of things and set it down in the yard up to Lum's.
19 May Sun. Cool, but bright. Mildred F came up to borrow onions and to show her new dress, etc. she has to wear to Albany next Friday. Eleanor Tilson & Patty called this p.m. Brought sour cream & some of their salted pork. Journal too.
20 May Mon. A thunder shower early this a.m. Not a great deal of rain. Warmer to-day and everything growing fine. I washed. had a card from Nina B. Mr. Lum came down to the farm to ask me to phone for groceries. Mrs. L is getting on well. He thinks she is pulling (peeling?) I dug a large pail of greens and got them (part of them) cleaned for canning.
21 May Tue. Mrs. Filer & Wanda came up. Mrs. F said I could go up to see Rose. I stayed all p.m. And O (Orrin, Rose's son) brought me home. Rose is some better tho not very good. Carrie called while I was gone. I called her. She may be up tomorrow. I canned 5 qt dandelions greens. Had a letter from Norma.
22 May Wed. Rec'd a letter from Helen. Nina called to say that John can see a little light and they feel encouraged. Transplanted quite a lot of plants the a.m. Carrie came up and brought little plants also a bu of potatoes. She helped me transplant some plants she's brought up.
23 May Thu. Sent cards to Helen also Myrtle. Dug a large pail of dandelion greens which I intend to get ready to can. Ironed & baked some. Frank Daniels came over with a truck to get some lumber he had stored here. Threatened rain all the time, but there is only a sprinkle. I went over to the potato ground, and found Mr. Lobdell had sowed the oats.
24 May Fri. Had a card from Nina B. Mrs. Filer, Luella & Wanda came up a while this p.m. I gave L some pepper plants & slips. I canned the greens. Had 6 cans. It was quite a job. Will put in cucumber seed, also beets & string beans.
25 May Sat. Threatened rain all day but very little came. The men worked the road with the road machine, and left it very rough. I baked bread to-day. Made a tin of biscuits and took, with a can of carrots , also one of honey up to the Lum's (yard). Ira is sick today. We do hope it isn't scarlet fever. Water is getting low, so we had to carry it up for hen's to-night.
26 May Sun. Rained considerable in the night and several showers early a.m. We rested & read all day.
27 May Mon. I washed all day. Cloudy and threatening rain. I did some weeding with flower garden, and mended a while this p.m. The "bleeding heart" are full of blooms and very lovely. Dressed two fowls this evening.
28 May Tue. Rec'd a card from Norma. Talked with Marguerite and find that John is not gaining in the sight of his eye as they had hoped. Not much change. Talked with Mildred B. Rose is about the same. Wrote a birthday letter to Nina and a card to Norma. Sewed & mended this p.m. Later blacked the stove in living room. Canned 3 qt. fowl.
29 May Wed. Washed paint in living room. Geo. Miller was here fixing fence so Lobdell stock can run in the meadow. Sent card to Norma.
30 May Thu. Decoration Day. Norma & family and Juanita Wilbur called this p.m. I gave N the tomato plants I have for her. Ironed & baked bead & cake in a.m. Transplanted celery plants in p.m. It was a lovely, bright day.
31 May Fri. Rained during the night and some this a.m. So quite cool. Rec'd a card from Helen. They have been having a lot of rain. Too much for crops. I made a start toward cleaning the kitchen. Cleaned ice box and tables. Transplanted little plants this p.m. Wrote to Helen this morning. War news in Europe gets more & more disturbing.


1 Jun Sat. It is bright most of the forenoon. There was a thunder shower early this afternoon. Mended this afternoon & evening.
2 Jun Sun. I went down to Mr. Filers for a long call this a.m. Saw their chickens (300). Cloudy and rained a little this so.m. Edwin DeForest, wife & granddaughter called this p.m. We went over to look at the oats and found they are up nicely.
3 Jun Mon. I washed to day. It is pleasant. Mr. Filer came up and dragged the garden on this side of the road. Dr. Von Haeselor went up to the Lum's and found that Katherine has scarlet fever. So they will be in quarantine till June 21st. I put in the glads, also morning glories both kinds.
4 Jun Tue.This is the warmest day we have had. I ironed and did some work out of doors this a.m. Mended this p.m. After supper put in flower seeds. Our chickens have all hatched. We have between 125 & 130.
5 Jun Wed. There was a thunder shower during the night. It's very warm, muggy to day. A shower this p.m. I washed the kitchen paint this a.m. Mended this p.m. And weeded etc some after supper. Helped mow lawn.
6 Jun Thu. Cooler this a.m. Bright. I washed some rug rags. Mended in p.m. And weeded in flower garden after supper. Will is hoeing the potatoes.
7 Jun Fri. Warmer today. Mrs. Filer & the 3 younger children were up a few minutes at night. I nearly finished the dress I started some time ago made of three feed sacks.Worked in the flower bed near the rag apple tree a while at night.
8 Jun Sat. Still warmer to day. I set out some nicotiana also glads in the flower bed by the tree. Also set out the geraniums this p.m. Looks like rain. Is muggy, mostly cloudy.
9 Jun Sun. Cloudy about all day and rained a little. Carrie came up a while late this p.m. And bro't some tomato plants. Ours are very small &. Poor this year. I had a box of celery plants transplanted for her. Will hasn't felt very well.
10 Jun Mon. Cloudy. Rained some during the night. I washed this a.m. Set out the H.B. Morning glories and the tomato plants Carrie bro't this p.m. Received a pkg from Carrie R. Two pair silk stockings and chocolate candy. I went up to Mrs. Lum's to get a little corn for planting. The quarantine is still on for scarlet fever so I did not go in the house.
11 Jun Tue. Cloudy & rained some this a.m. I ironed and wrote a little to Carrie R this a.m. Worked out of doors a little. Will isn't feeling well today. Worked some at spading the large flower bed. Mr. Filer plowed the most of it.
12 Jun Wed. Warmer. Sultry. A little misty this a.m. Sun shines very hot. The DeForests came and got the hay press this p.m. Finished spading the flower bed this a.m. Transplanted celery plants also a few flower plants. Mildred Filer came up to say I could ride down to see Rose with them. I found her not very well. She is not improving at all. We had a good visit. It has been very warm to-day. I sent a letter to Carrie R.
13 Jun Thu. Warm again today. Not quite as close. More air stirring. I worked on the flower bed during the p.m. And until dark. Have it nearly ready to put the little plants in.
14 Jun Fri. I went down to Mr. Filers this a.m to do an errand about millet seed. Cooler today. Rec'd a letter from Aunt Mary and card from Norma. I got the little plants set in the bed tonight.
15 Jun Sat. It rained some during the night and this a.m. Rec'd a letter from Helen. Will has finished hoeing his corn.
16 Jun Sun. Partly cloudy and real cool. We rested, read & wrote. At least I wrote to both girls. Very quiet to-day.
17 Jun Mon. I washed to-day. Much warmer. Wind in South. Tonight I went down to Mr. Filers to ask him to cultivate our garden. Esther Filer is one of the graduates and gave us an invitation. The quarantine for scarlet fever is lifted today at the Lum's.
18 Jun Tue. I worked out of doors nearly all the a.m. Weeding asparagus, bed lettuce etc. Transplanting broccoli. Cool today. Threatens rain but does not rain any. Worked in garden tonight
19 Jun Wed. Warmer today. Cloudy this a.m. But cleared off. No rain. I ironed & baked this a.m. Cleaned chicken coops and papered the chimney this p.m in kitchen where the creosote ran down. Mildred Filer came up tonight and said her father was going down to G-vile. I could go down and see Rose. I found her not at all good. Her mind is bad and she realizes it. She was crying when we went in. Sent an order to Wards for some hankies. Cool this evening.
20 Jun Thur. Very cool to-day. Rains a little occasionally. Will isn't feeling very good. Stuart Stead & his father are setting new telephone poles through here. One is set near the old well below the wood shed.
21 Jun Fri. Mrs.s Filer brought us a nice pail of strawberries and said they are going to G-ville and would go up to call on Rose. Will isn't feeling well so I can not go, but the F children came up and I sent something to Rose.
22 Jun Sat. It was a very cool night. We covered tomatoes, peppers & cucumbers. The bags were rather white with frost this a.m. Not a bit of harm to beans, potatoes etc. I went down to Mr. Filers this p.m. Took some roses & a h'nky (handkerchief) for Esther (graduating). The Filers found Rose better las night. Mr. Lum cultivated our garden to-day. Will feels some better this p.m. We went down in the garden and put in 2 more rows of sweet corn. It's quite dry. We need rain.
23 Jun Sun. Another cool night but not cold enough for frost. Will isn''t feeling at all well. Has some cold. We have rested & read about all day.
24 Jun Mon. Rained a little during the night and kept raining nearly all the a.m. I washed but hung out only a quilt. Rec'd letters from Helen, Betty & Mary also Eunice Saunders. I went up to Mr Lum's to night to take the milk pail so we will get milk of them again now. Rained considerable to-day. The first in some time.
25 Jun Tue. I hung out the clothes this a.m. Partly cloudy. We set out part of the cabbage plants and did two rows of the potatoes (hoeing) this p.m. Had a card from Alicia.
26 Jun Wed.Cloudy and rained a little this a.m. Quite a thunder shower this afternoon. I sent cards to both the girls.
27 Jun Thu. I went straw berrying this a.m. And got quite a few. Rained a little today. Phoned to Orrins & Rose is not much different. No better.
28 Jun Fri. I sent a letter to Alicia to day. It is her 11th birthday to morrow. I hoed 1/1'2 rows of potatoes this a.m. Rained this p.m. (Thunder shower.). Mended & sewed some.
29 Jun Sat. I believe it has rained more or less every day this week. We set out a few cabbage plants this a.m. And planned to finish this p.m. But it rained. Sewed & mended some.
30 Jun Sun. Cloudy more or less. A shower early this p.m. And another later. Carrie came up and stayed later than she intended to as it rained very hard. A thunder shower.



1 Jul Mon. Cloudy this a.m. I washed, and the clothes dried tho it rained this p.m. I went strawberrying over in the knoll on the meadow and got quite a few. Got home before it rained hard.
2 Jul Tue. I made strawberry & rhubarb jam this p.m. We had a swarm of bees and Grant came over and got them in the hive for us. It rained a very little this p.m. Talked with Mildred B. Rose is no better. I made a recipe of strawberry & rhubarb jam this p.m. Jessie called late this p.m. She has in mind an old lady who is looking for a home--and that of us. Probably nothing will come it it.
3 Jul Wed. It rained quite hard just before noon. I hoed the flower beds before the shower. I wrote a letter to Carrie Roshirt.
4 Jul Thu. It rained during the night. Is a damp foggy morning. Mr. Lum came down and did some hand mowing which Will was very glad to have done. About noon Neil & Norma came in and were here till nearly five. Neil cleaned the chimney for us getting on the roof. We hope it helps a lot as we have been having a lot of trouble. Paul l& Elinor were up this evening especially to get little plants--flower and a few cabbage plants. It sprinkled, but hasn't really rained to day and the sun has shone Quite a little. has & Lois Teed have a baby girl born to-day. Carolyn.
5 Jul Fri. I worked in the flower garden also transplanted broccoli in a.m. Went strawberrying in p.m. And found a nice lot of large ones. It hasn't rained today.
6 Jul Sat. A beautiful day. No rain. Mrs. Filer was up early this a.m. On an errand. Frank Daniels called this a.m. The D families are planning on a picnic tomorrow at Port Jervis--Helen's family to meet them there. Norma & Neil and I are asked too but we cannot go. Will isn't feeling very good. Had a card from Helen yesterday.
7 Jul Sun. Another perfect day. Myrtle Vroman & her family came early this p.m. With their lunch and ate in the yard. They stayed all the p.m.
8 Jul Mon. Warmer & partly cloudy. I did not wash but am helping hoe & weed in the garden. Sent a letter to Helen. Mr. Lum began the haying. Got in one load. We are hoeing and weeding the corn. Have a good start.
9 Jul Tue. Still warm & mostly cloudy. Thunder storms have gone around. We finished the corn early this p.m. had a letter from Jessie saying that has & Lois baby born in Sidney hospital last Thur (4th) is in Cooperstown hospital very ill. Also the old lady in mind has other plans.
10 Jul Wed. Warm and mostly bright. I weeded in the garden this a.m. Rec'd a card from Helen saying Betty & Mary are at Marguerites. Will be here later.
11 Jul Thu. Cloudy. Rained a little this p.m. Margaret Coon brought Betty & Mary here for a call. They were on their way to Mr. Daniels. Will be here later. spent practically all day at washing bedding scalding wood etc the result of a visit we had last Aug. Had a letter from Norma. Chas Teed's baby is better and has left Coop-- hospital. Canned 2 qts of peas. Will set the early celery out to night.
12 Jul Fri. I washed to day tho it is a cloudy, misty day. We have been busy in the garden all the wk. Eunice Saunders & family called early this p.m. Wrote cards to both Helen & Norma. No haying done today. Carrie called to tell me about her granddaughter, Donna Lee born to Donal & Norma to-day.
13 Jul Sat. Fair. Cool north wind. Mr. Lum worked some at haying. Rec'd a letter from Helen.
Baked, ironed, did Sat work. Cleaned coops, etc. Had a very busy day.
14 Jul Sun. Fair and rather cool. Mildred, Carl & Wanda called this a.m. We read & rested all day.
15 Jul Mon. Warmer today. Partly cloudy. I washed. Had a letter from Eunice. Threatens rain.
The rabbit we we had promised to give Betty & Mary got out of the coop during the night.
16 Jul Tue. Rained a little during the night and this morning. I sent a letter to Eunice. Iron this a.m. Mended this p.m. We caught our 3 largest flocks of chickens and put in the barn & wagon house as they were making trouble in the gardens (46 in all).
17 Jul Wed. Warmer. I hoed & weeded nearly all the a.m. In the garden. The rabbit went in her coop this a.m. And I shut the door. Mrs. Filer & Wanda came up to have some telephoning done.
18 Jul Thu. Warm. Cloudy. Betty & Mary and Alice's children walked up late this a.m. Willy came up for them soon after dinner. I canned 3 pt peas also dressed 2 fowls for canning to-morrow. I went down to Mr. Filers and took a few peas.
19 Jul Fri. Quite warm. Cloudy mostly. I worked in garden & flowers most of a.mm. Picked a very few raspberries--the first. Rained a little thru the night. Willy Barber & family with Betty & Mary called this evening. I sowed lettuce, radish & spinach seed to night. Sent a card to Helen.
20 Jul Sat. Very warm, cloudy mostly. Sprinkled a little at times.
21 Jul Sun. Rained a little this a.m. Cloudy mostly. Warm. The tomatoes & cucumbers are starting to blossom. Norma & family came this p.m. Neil went on down to Mr. L. Marguerite & Sheldon brought John Carr over this p.m. He stayed till evening when they came for him and stayed a while. Esther Filer called a minute to get a book that was here, of hers.
22 Jul Mon. Warm. Partly cloudy. I washed this a.m. Clothes dried & I folded and put them all away. Will is't feeling very well. He made paths & cut some weeds in the berry patch. Mrs. Filer & Wanda came up this evening. She brought a 6 qt of sweet milk that came back from milk plant as it wasn't properly cooled.
23 Jul Tue. Still very warm. Mr Lum started mowing our last field of grass above the house. I picked the first berries. About 1/1/2 quit. Patty Tillson came up & got the berries this evening. I picked a pan of currants early this a.m.
24 Jul Wed. Warm. I baked this a.m and canned the currant juice this p.m.
25 Jul Thu. Picked the berries this a.m (3 qt) and Carrie came up this p.m for them. Also got currants. Real warm. Had letter & pictures from Helen.
26 Jul Fri. VERY warm. I went with Mr. Filer, Elinor to Mrs. Geo. Stison's funeral this p.m. There was a thunder shower went around during the services. Mr. Lum finished the hay to-day.
27 Jul Sat. I got up at 5 am and began picking berries. Got 5 qt. Paul Tillson came and got them. Very warm.
28 Jul Sun. Very warm. Mr & Mrs. Abe Miller called at about our lunch time so we invited them to stay. Mr. Miller took off the honey for Will.
29 Jul Mon. VERY warm. We picked 10 qt of berries. I started quite early at it. Will picked 1 qt. Marguerite came over for them.
30 Jul Tue. I washed today. I picked the string beans toward night. Also peas. Norma & family came over this evening and brought Betty & Mary. I gave Norma the peas as they don't have them.
31 Jul Wed. I picked the berries. Will helped a little. Florence Freer came up for them. 10 qt. Sent one qt to Elinor. Mrs. Filer came up to say I could go with them to see Rose. We found she has gone to Eunice's (last Sun). Mary & Betty went down to Mr. Filers to let Mrs. F know she could have some string beans.


1 Aug Thu. I baked this a.m. This p.m went with Carrie to the Old Girl's picnic up the ravine (the Dunderburg). Had a pleasant time. It was cool and comfortable. Mary has a sore throat & doesn't feel real good. We picked peas tonight.
2 Aug Fri. I picked the berries (8 qt) and Sent 6 down to Nina, & one to Mrs. Jones, and Carrie had one. Carrie took my articles down to the food sale--an apron, a cake of toilet soap for the grab bag and 1 doz eggs. Rec'd a card from Helen saying that the girls would go tomorrow. Dillwin expects to take them all the way. The Butler girls were up and all the girls had a picnic in the yard. Mr. Daniels came over for the girls between 6 and 7 o'clock. They took the rabbit.
3 Aug Sat. I had a busy day doing Saturday work etc. Not as warm. It is getting very dry. We need rain so much. We miss the girls.
4 Aug Sun. Rather warm. Cloudy part of the day. Norma, Neil & Rita came late this p.m. Rita is going to stay a few days. Alicia is at Mr. Leonards.
5 Aug Mon. We picked the berries this a.m. It kept raining a little and finally we had to stop. We got 11 qt and Elinor's father came for them this noon. Carrie, Emily & Freddie came up and picked some currants. I picked some too.
6 Aug Tue. Picked the berries that we did not get yesterday. 2 or 3 qt. Washed, but the clothes did not dry as it rained several times. I took care of the berries & currants. Had a card from Helen saying Betty & Mary arrived safely.
7 Aug Wed. I baked and picked string beans & peas. Canned 6 qts beans & 1 pt peas. Mr. Filer & Wanda came up. Marguerite called to solicit for (the rummage sale). I sent my thing for the sale by Mrs. Tiler as the boys expect to go down to Elinors and can take them.
8 Aug Thu. We picked berries today. Had 9 qt. Sold 2 qt to Mrs. Lum and I canned 4 qt and got the juice of some ready for jelly. Sent a letter to Norma. Rita went down to play with the Filer children a while.
9 Aug Fri. I made 4 recipes of jelly this a.m. Two for Florence Lillie and two for ourselves. It was a cool morning but warmer this p.m. Mildred & Wanda were up a while tonight on an errand.
10 Aug Sat. I picked about 3 qt of berries this a.m. Canned 2 qt this p.m. Quite warm today. We need rain again. Wanda Filer came up to bring Rita's sun suit. Played about an hour with Rita.
11 Aug Sun. It has been quite a warm day. We had a picnic lunch out in the yard. it was real pleasant. We rested and had a quiet day. France's & Katherine came tonight and brought huckleberries.
12 Aug Mon. I washed. Norma called this a.m. Saying that Alicia was operated on this am at 7:30 for appendicitis. Is doing fine. The Filer girls, Gladys & Mildred went for huckleberries and stopped and left us a nice pail. I picked some currants & put up 2 cans.
13 Aug Tue. Ironed & baked. Mrs. Filer went to Oneonta and saw Norma thee. She says Alicia is doing OK. We caught the rooster to night as we expect a dealer here to-morrow to get them.
14 Aug Wed. Gladys came up to get some currants for jelly. I helped her pick some. Was cool this a.m but rather warm this p.m.
15 Aug Thu. We are needing rain. Rec'd a card from Minnie Kelsy saying Cora Guile was not well. Is at Marcus G in Mass. I worked a while in the garden. Wanda Filer came up and played with Rita this a.m. Elinor came up for a while especially to pay for berries.
16 Aug Fri. I sent a letter to Cora Guile also Rita & I wrote to Alicia. Rita & I went down to Mr. Filers a while this a.m. Rec'd card from Norma & letter from Helen.
17 Aug Sat. Rita went down to play with Wanda Filer an hour. I haven't felt very well to day nor last evening. Sore throat & achy. Felt better this p.m. But haven't done a great deal of work. Carrie came up late this p.m. Bro't our large clock especially for repair and tomatoes etc from garden. We had a nice shower this evening. Much needed.
18 Aug Sun. Mildred & Wanda Filer came up this a.m a while. Rolland Leonard called a few minutes as he passed to enquire about Alicia. Warm, and threatens rain. Norma & Neil were over a while this p.m. Rita is willing to stay longer and Norma thinks it will help.
19 Aug Mon. It rained quite a little to-day. Light showers at intervals. I washed but did not hang out the clothes. Wrote to Rose & Eunice this evening. Sent a letter to Helen.
20 Aug Tue. Hung the clothing out early and they dried nicely. I baked this am and this p.m cleaned chicken coop & hen roosts. Mr. Filer stopped to see about taking our chickens over to Mr. Place's. We do hope to sell them. Cool and Fall like to day.
21 Aug Wed. Rita went down to Mr. Filers to ask Wanda to come up and spend the afternoon with her. Wanda came u and the girls had a little picnic in the yard.
22 Aug Thu. R's. Filer came up this a.m. To let us know that Rose is in Cooperstown hospital. We rec'd a card from Rose also from Norma saying that Alicia is home and feeling better all the time. I worked out of doors some. Trimmed the tomato vines so they do not ripen (tomatoes). It is cool at night and cloudy more or less during the daytime.
23 Aug Fri. Sent a card to Myrtle & Carrie R telling them about Rose also a letter to Rose. It threatens rain. Rita went down and played with Wanda a while. Will isn't feeling well. We have been having sore throats and various bad feelings. Feel some better than not as well again. We sold our chickens to Mr. Smith from Rockwell's Mills. He will get them Sun.
24 Aug Sat. Wanda came up a while and played with Rita this p.m. Cool--cold rather. We caught the roosters and have them ready to go. Covered up the tomatoes as it surely will freeze to-night.
25 Aug Sun. Quite a frost. Spoiled vines of all kinds. Mr Smith came for the roosters. Neil came for Rita this p.m. & Carrie, Dorothy & Paul came up a while late this p.m. Cool again to night. Mildred Filer came up this a.m on an errand.
26 Aug Mon. Cool this a.m. But did not freeze. I washed. Had a card from Rose that she wants read to Orrin. Will & I went over to look at the oats this p.m. A little daughter, Linda May was born to Grant & Mildred Prindle this morning. Mrs. Filer & Wanda were up a while toward night.
27 Aug Tue. We dug most of the potatoes except the late one's. Quite a pleasant day tho threatens rain. The Lobdell's have been reaping the oats today. Rec'd a letter from Eunice.
28 Aug Wed. It rained during the night and has rained at times all day. Is cool. I ironed & baked some. Rec'd a letter from Helen.
29 Aug Thu. We finished digging the potatoes this p.m. Baked bread etc this a.m. Mrs. Filer Mildred & Wanda were up a while this noon.
30 Aug Fri. Had headache nearly all day so didn't do much extra. Sent a card to Norma. Much warmer. I took off geranium ships this a.m.
31 Aug Sat. Rained during the night and still raining this a.m. Warm. In fact rained about all day & evening. We need rain very much. We feel badly because our oats are cut and out in all the rain.


1 Sept Sun. Rained some during the night and has rained at times this p.m. Still warm. Will hasn't felt very well.
2 Sept Mon. Threatened rain but no rain till evening. Rained early in the evening and more at midnight. I washed. Picked a small amount of sweet corn, and have it under way for drying. Quite warm. Sent a letter to Rose. Mrs. Filer & Mildred were up a while this evening. Labor Day. Will is setting out some strawberry plants up in the little garden above the rag Apple tree.
3 Sept Tue. Sent a basket of flowers over to Mildred Prindle. Sent a box of flowers by mail to Rose. It is her birthday to-day. She is 70 years old. School begins at G- today. Wind in the N but still warm.
4 Sept Wed. My mother would have been 90 years old today had she lived. Rec'd a card from Norma. Alicia expected to start school yesterday after having her operation so recently. I washed 3 quilts today. Fine time for drying them. We are getting the potatoes I the cellar.
5 Sept Thu. Fair. Cool. Windy. I went over to Grant Prindles to see the baby & Mildred this p.m. Took a basket of flowers. I rode home with Grant. Mrs. Filer & Wanda came up just as I came back from Grants to see what we had heard from Esther as she is sick. Called Orrin to see if he had seen his mother or heard from her but he hadn't. Sent a card to Norma asking them to come over Sun.
6 Sept Fri. Cool. Mostly cloudy. Sent a letter to Mrs. Leonard asking her to come up for the day. Wed or some other day next wk. Did some cleaning and extra jobs to be done toward the last of wk. We dressed 2 hens this evening.
7 Sept Sat. Cool. Pleasant. Mrs. Filer called about noon. Rec'd letter from Helen and card from Norma. They expect to come over to-morrow for dinner. Have been busy baking, making pickles, cleaning etc.
8 Sept Sun. Norma & family came to dinner as expected. Soon after they left, nearly night, Carrie came up bringing about a peck of ripe tomatoes. We haven't had any to speak of yet.
Sprinkled a little and has been cloudy most of this afternoon.
9 Sept Mon. Rained some during the night. I washed and have the clothes on the line. Mrs. Filer came up this a.m to phone to Mrs. Lobdell. Gladys expects to start for Scranton to work and to attend night school at University of Penna. Esther is sick and expects to enter the hospital.
10 Sept Tue. Rained during the night and also some this a.m. I wrote a letter to Helen this a.m.
11 Sept Wed. Mrs. Leonard came up and spent the day with us. Mr. L brought her up in good season, and she stayed till nearly dark. We had a nice visit. Mrs. Filer was up a few minutes this a.m. They had been up to see Esther who expects to be operated on to-morrow.
12 Sept Thu. I ironed this a.m. This p.m. We took up the white peony and put it in other places after dividing it. I cleaned chicken coop, also hen roosts and had a busy day.
13 Sept Fri. Will's birthday. I went with Carrie to Unadilla early in the afternoon. She left me at Norma's for a couple of hours or so, then drove down for me, and I spent the rest of the time at Jessie's. Carrie & Jessie were making a pattern for Carrie a rug. Norma had made a birthday cake for Will and I went to the stores and got canned clams & bananas for supper. It has not been a very pleasant day. Cool, damp & even like more rain.
14 Sept Sat. Quite pleasant to-day. Mabel & Florence Miller were over this p.m to get a recipe also bring me some Sweet William plants. I gave them some little plants and flowers.
15 Sept Sun. Not quite so cool. Walter Cope called a few minutes this p.m. We rested & read all day.
16 Sept Mon. I washed this a.m. Then went down to Mr. Filer's to see if they had heard from Esther. She is doing as well as can be expected. Gladys bro't me up. I sent roses, glads & asters to Esther as she & her mother expect to go up to see Esther this p.m. It is a lovely day. Walter called this evening. Had been up to Lum's to see about wood cutting and saying that Carrie & Cora Guile might call here tomorrow p.m.
17 Sept Tue. Mrs. Filer called this a.m. She found Esther doing very well yesterday and quite comfortable (considering). Warmer- partly cloudy. Carrie & Cora came up this p.m. We had a nice visit.
18 Sept Wed. Very warm & pleasant. I went down to call at Mrs. Shuts. Mrs. Butler & Elinor's.
Elinor brought me home. Our oats were taken down to Mr. Lobdell's & thrashed this p.m. Had a card from Helen.
19 Sept Thu. I spent a lot of time with the plants, taking off slips, etc. I dressed 3 hens for canning this evening.
20 Sept Fri. Very warm today. Bright this p.m. I canned the chickens this a.m. Wrote a letter to Norma & card to Helen. Received a card from H written at the Allentown Fair. Had a busy day with several odd jobs mostly in the kitchen.
21 Sept Sat. Very warm to-day. Thunder showers this p.m and a little cooler. Mrs. Filer came up to-night to borrow a yeast cake. Will hasn't been feeling very well. I had a card from Alicia. Tomatoes are ripening some during this warm weather. I brought in some to-night partly ripened.
22 Sept Sun. Some cooler after the rain. Cloudy early but bright most of the day. I took some glads & dahlias down to Mrs. Filers as she expects to go up to call on Esther at the hospital this p.m. Windy. (N wind). Arthur & Carrie Halburt called this afternoon.
23 Sept Mon. I washed. It is a lovely day. Sent a letter to Emma White. It will be her birthday Wed. We got a hen ready for Mr. Merriman to-night. Mildred Belden called to-night saying they had called on Rose at the hospital and she is failing, hardly knows people.
24 Sept Tue. Still warm. The morning glories, both H.B and common ones are gorgeous this morning. The Lum children forgot the milk so I went up for it. I picked the Wealthy apples this a.m. There were less than 1-1/2 bu in all. About half are picked, and in good shape to keep. . Sprinkles a little at times. Had a letter from Carrie R. Rained during evening.
25 Sept Wed. It rained hard during the night. Is cooler and cloudy this a.m and sprinkled some this a.m. I sent a letter to Carrie R. Very cool this p.m. Eunice & family called this afternoon. Eunice thinks Rose has lost her mind entirely now.
26 Sept Thu. There was a hard frost this morning which about spoiled the flowers. Carrie came up this afternoon. She brought some peaches, also some fresh fish (which we enjoyed a lot.
27 Sept Fri. Wind is in the S but there was quite a hard frost. It moderated late in the day and has been quite pleasant. Mildred Filer & Wanda were up on an errand to-night. I sent a card to Alicia.
28 Sept Sat. Another frosty morning. But is quite warm in the sun and very bright & pleasant. Will is digging the late potatoes. (Finished them). I cut out an apron for Helen's birthday present and started it. We sent an order to Wards.
29 Sept Sun. A beautiful day, tho a cold morning, and there was a frost. We walked down the meadow below the barn after dinner. The trees are beginning to turn and are lovely, some of them now. Norma and the girls came over a while this p.m. Mrs. Adams & her little girls came too. Mrs. Adams drove.
30 Sept Mon. I made some aprons for Helen's birthday. Washed. Warm & pleasant.


1 Oct Tue. Sent Helen's aprons. My birthday. Will gave me a lovely box of chocolates. Carrie sent 2 very nice press of bloomers. Cards from Nina B, Myrtle. Letters & cards from Emma White and Mrs. Leonard. Will & John seemed to have a fine visit. Marguerite bro't him over & came for him. She brought me a qt of syrup for my birthday also lets us take S. Stoddard's stories & poems. A pleasant birthday.
2 Oct Wed. I went with Elinor down to the Com. Meeting at Mary Moons. Our division serves dinner next Thur.
3 Oct Thu. Canned chickens. Cut out a dress. Rec'd pkg from Helen for my bday. Handkerchiefs for Will. Stationary for me. Very nice.
4 Oct Fri. Helen's birthday. I worked all the time I had on my dress. Sent a card to Helen & letter to Norma. Found Rita's sweater that was lost last Sunday (yesterday) and mailed that also. Milk pleasant.
5 Oct Sat. Sewed on my dress this afternoon. It was a lovely day. We had a message from Cooperstown hospital that Rose is very very bad. We were to let Orrin know which we did. He planned to go up at once. Rec'd a letter from Norma.
6 Oct Sun. Orrin phoned that his mother did not know him, and the end is near. Jessie & Alicia came over late this p.m. Jessie & I went over to Mrs. Stoddard's for a short call. The trees are beautiful. Orrin came in this evening to tell us that his mother died this afternoon. Funeral at 2 o'clock Tues. p.m. I went down to Mrs. Filers to tell them, so they can let Dilwin know.
7 Oct Mon. I washed. Sent cards to several telling of Rose's death. Worked on my dress this p.m. A pleasant day.
8 Oct Tue. I gathered what flowers there were last evening and this a.m. Made a wreath to take to the funeral. Also had a bunch of glads & loose flowers. Mr Filer came up for me as I went to the funeral with them and they drove up to get the floors. Funeral held at Moore's funeral home at 2 o'clock p.m. Quite a few in attendance. Flowers were lovely and quite a few of them. We went to the cemetery. Cloudy much of the day but did not rain. Mr. Grain officiated at the funeral. His remarks were fitting and wonderful tribute to her tho' no more than she deserved. Several relatives came from Norwich, Fort Plain. Myrtle & Chas. Mrs. Gage from Morris.
9 Oct Wed. I finished my dress this p.m. Baked pies and cooked chicken for the Sewing Soc tomorrow.
10 Oct Thu. Another fine day tho cool a.m. The Sewing Soc. met at Mary Moore's. Paul came up for me and Eleanor's cousin Miss Baum brought me home. We had quite a few to serve and had a grand dinner and a pleasant time. I wrote a piece this evening to be printed in the Journal next week about Rose.
11 Oct Fri. Ironed, baked, etc. Copied the piece for publication, ready to mail to-morrow. Wrote to Helen to-night. Mariam Lillie phoned asking if I would make grape jelly for them. Of course I will. Saw 3 deer toward night in the little meadow. First I've even seen in the fields.
12 Oct Sat. Did Saturday work this a.m. Made the grape jelly for the Lillie's They sent the grapes up by Grant this a.m.
13 Oct Sun. I went down to Mr. Filers a while this a.m. A lovely day tho' cloudy part of the day. We rested, and I wrote to Norma, Read aloud.
14 Oct Mon. A lovely day. I washed. Canned 6 qt. tomatoes. Made catsup. Started carrying down the shocks of corn. Marked the Lillie's jelly & put it away. It looks like rain.
15 Oct Tue. Cloudy this morning. I finished carrying down the corn, and gathered some beans, before it began to rain. It rained quite hard part of the a.m and till about the middle of the p.m.
I made 2 pumpkin pies for the harvest supper too night. Paul Tillson came up and got them. I cut out a house dress of feed sack material this p.m. Much cooler to night. Sent my letter to Norma.
16 Oct Wed. I made grape jelly & jam this a.m. Using some of the Concord (Lillie's) grape pulp giving it a nice color. Dressed 3 chickens this evening. Cleaned chicken coops etc. Rec'd card from Norma.
17 Oct Thu. Canned 3 cans chicken. Cleaned my room. Rec'd letters from Aunt Mary, Carrie Roshirt, and card from the Sherman Youngs. Mr. Miller drew a load of wood for us this p.m. We are very glad of it as the weather is cooler.
18 Oct. Fri. Sent a letter to the Sherman Youmg telling them about Rose's death & funeral. Sewed on my dress this p.m. A very unpleasant day. Stormed by spells.
19 Oct Sat. Very cold this morning. 18 degrees in places. Our therm. Isn't correct. Walter has brought down our hay and drew a load this p.m. I finished picking up Butternuts & got a few apples, tho' frozen some. I cooked them. Finished my dress. (House).
20 Oct Sun. Another very cold morning for the time of year. I went to Carrie Roshirt & Ina Baeser this afternoon & evening. Jut rested & read mostly.
21 Oct Mon. Cold. About 18 degrees. Stormed a little during the night. I washed. I cut out my other house dress this afternoon.
22 Oct Tue. Cold again. I ironed. Cleaned the windows in living room this a.m. The telephone people have been here fixing the wires for the last time, I think. Now we will be on the same line with 7 extra subscribers. Mr. Lum drew a load of wood. Will went over with him to get it, and got too tired walking home.
23 Oct Wed. Warmer. It has been a mild nice time for out of door work. I cut the cabbages (60 or 70) and brought them up and put them in the cellar. Also pulled turnips (1 Bu) & have them in. I got the dahlia gathered. Carrie came up a while. I sent the Lillie's jelly down with her. She brought a basket of apples & pears. Rained a little toward night.
24 Oct Thu. I gathered the soft cabbages also the gladiolas. Jessie phone this evening that she could go on a little trip we had spoken of. Tomorrow a lovely day.
25 Oct Fri. Jessie came at 9:30. Brought Norma & the girls to stay with Will while I was gone. It is cloudy. Sprinkled a little. We called at Chas Teed's house then at his studio in Sidney. Called at Nettie (Burrows?). and Cora Guile in Sidney. Then went on to Bainbridge, to Lenna Hovey. Thoo' we had lunches with us, we did stay at Lenna's to dinner as she seemed to expect us to and urged us. We went from there to Bertha Wilcox' then on up to Yalewille calling at Mrs.s Toby's and Geo. Plumbs. Fred was there but not George. From there to Wilbur Hovey's. Hadn't seen them in over 46 years. Then on to Rob Rolfe's for a long call. it was growing dusk. We called at Effie Medberry's. I have never been there and then on home arriving at 6:30. They had just finished supper here. We surely had a fine time and not a bad day. Cool, but not cold. Hoped Norma & the girls could stay but they couldn't.
26 Oct. Sat. Had a busy day after yesterday's vacation. Cool, growing colder. I cut the tops from the glads & got them in also dahlias. Gathered some dahlias for the Miller girls.
27 Oct Sun. Cool. Partly cloudy. The Miller girls came over after the dahlia bulbs. made a long call. I read some from S. Stoddard's book of stories & poems. Solon & Lizzie Benedict called this p.m. Mrs. Filer called to-night.
28 Oct Mon. I washed this a.m. This afternoon Will cleaned the hen house. I helped some and carried down some straw to put over shrubs. Sent a letter to Helen.
29 Oct Tue. Ironed this a.m. Baked. Mr. Lum drew four loads of wood. There is only about one load left. Will & I threw quite a lot of the wood inside and have 2 piles started. Quite a bright pleasant day but cloudy up toward night looking like rain.
30 Oct Wed. I cleaned the kitchen cupboards. Finished my dress.
31 Oct Thu. I went with Carrie to Sheldon Carrs to the Sewing Soc. Bertha Toby went with her also. Had a very pleasant time. We caught the hens in the hen house & put them in the cow stable & horse stable. Rained this evening & during the night.


1 Nov Fri. I washed the paint in the living room. Mrs. Butler called this p.m. Will & I put in most of the wood in the shed that had been left out. We caught the pulleys in the cow barn and put them in the hen house.
2 Nov Sat. Ira Lum came down and helped Will catch the pulleys in the coops and put with the rest in hen house. Norma, Neil & Alicia came down this p.m. Taped to supper. Mrs. Filer called. Brought us a piece of fresh port. Mrs. Lum sent some down too. Fixed K. Lum's coat & sweater.
3 Nov Sun. Cool but not freezing. Party cloudy. Windy. We just rested & read all day.
4 Nov Mon. It was a lovely day. I washed and clothes dried like in summer. Esther Filer came up after a big jar we had of theirs. Mr. Marvin brought up a large hog's head for me to make into head cheese. I went down to Mr. Filers on an errand and Leona Canavan came and drove on down for me. It was late in the p.m. So she made only a call. I worked out in the yard, gathering the frozen annual plants, some small celery, etc.
5 Nov Tue. Paul Tillson came up for us and took us down to vote. Very mild, threatening rain but did not till late in p.m. It came down gently. I am cleaning the Marvin's hog head. Will and I went over to the woods to see how Mr. Filer is getting along cutting our wood. Had a letter from Helen.
6 Nov Wed. I finished cleaning the hog's head and cooked it. Mrs. Filer & Wanda came up in the afternoon and brought their hog's head for me to make into head cheese. I fixed a coat for Mary Lum this afternoon. Wrote to Helen this evening. Colder. Stormed some. Sent an order to Wards for a blanket for Helen, etc.
7 Nov Thu. The ground was white this morning. Colder. Stormed a little by spells. Sent a letter to Helen. Spent much of the day with the meat & lard.
8 Nov Fri. Cooked the Filer's hog head. I went down to Mr. Marvin's to take the head cheese. I baked bread and fixed hulled corn. Took a loaf of bread, a can of h- corn & bottle of chili sauce. Mr. Marvin gave me a spare-rib & piece of port which I salted. Stopped to Mr. Filers on my way home.
9 Nov Sat. Cool, but sun shone a while & melted much of the snow off. I finished up the lard from pig's head. Have not felt good all day so didn't do as much as I wanted to. Esther & Wanda came up & got the meat & lard. Had a card from Norma. Wrote a letter last evening which I sent to-day.
10 Nov Sun. Not quite so cold. Mostly cloudy. Orrin Belden & family called a few minutes late this afternoon. I wrote to Aunt Mary today.
11 Nov Mon. Cloudy. Mild. Threatens rain this a.m. I washed. Did a little work out of doors. A holiday, no mail. This afternoon made 2 pr pillow cases. Home work, Sewing Society. The wind blew terribly during the p.m. And all evening and some thru the night. Rained a little.
12 Nov Tue. Rather mild yet. Wind in N this a.m. I cleaned the front rooms this a.m. This afternoon straightened things around in store room. Cloudy, mostly but not very cold.
13 Nov Wed. A little colder. About freezing this a.m. Sent package of sewing to Daisy Root, and letter to Aunt Mary. I cleaned clothes press & my bed room up stairs. Washed curtains & stand clothes. Cloudy all day. Snowed a very little. Will is banking the house.
14 Nov Thu. Cloudy. Rained a little. I cleaned Will's room and washed kitchen windows. Ironed curtains etc. Cooler to-night. Will hasn't felt well as usual.
15 Nov Fri. Foggy & not much change in temp. Cloudy. I cleaned the kitchen paint & table. Baked bread & fixed hulled corn. Received a letter from Helen. Got our first pullet's egg.
16 Nov Sat. Colder. Snowed a little so the ground is white. I canned 2 cans of head-cheese & one of spareribs. Cleaned the back room, and cellar way, which about finishes house cleaning. Rec'd a card from Norma saying they expect to come for Thanksgiving.
17 Nov Sun. Still cold. Cloudy and storms this a.m. We were alone all day. Rested & read a usual. I wrote cards to Norma & Helen also to the Leonards asking them here for Thanksgiving.
18 Nov Mon. Cold. Cloudy and stormy by spells. I washed. Sent my mail. We got 3 pullet's eggs today. We killed & dressed 3 chickens for Thanksgiving inner this evening.
19 Nov. Tue. Pleasant and a little milder. Snow melts in places. But a strong, cold wind. I stuffed the chickens this morning. Will isn't feeling very good.
20 Nov Wed. A mild, pleasant day. I baked and cleaned the floors.
21 Nov Thu. Thanksgiving Day. Norma & family came. Also Mr. & Mrs. Leonard. Neil drove down for them and Will rode along. It was a mild day, some sunshine. We had a pleasant day. Norma & the girls are staying till Sunday.
22 Nov Fri. Norma is sewing, making dresses for the girls. The weather is mild, I just get meals and wash dishes and we visit. We have left overs for dinner.
23 Nov Sat. About the same weather. I worked a little on the quilt top for Philip. Sambo, the black kitten we gave the Millers last spring was here this a.m. And again to-night. Seems to expect to stay.
24 Nov Sun. Mild still this a.m. We rested and read Mr. Stoddard's stories, most of the day. Neil came about 6 o'clock for Norma & the girls. Carrie, Dorothy & the little boys came up for a short call. Brought yarn for knitting and some little outgrown clothes for Philip.
25 Nov Mon. Much colder this a.m. And grew cold all day. I washed. Got a pig's head ready to soak this p.m. Etc. Got a letter off to Helen and pkg to Norma, things they left here.
26 Nov Tue. Ironed and cleaned the pig's head. Cold. 9 degrees above zero this a.m. Stormed this morning.
27 Nov Wed. Finished the head and cooked it. Mr. Miller came over after Sambo. The ground is white this a.m. I made the Lum's head cheese this p.m. There is 5 lb I all. 2 of lard.
28 Nov Thu. Some states hold Thanksgiving today. It is Mary's birthday. Snows by spells and is rather blustery. I worked on a quilt for Philip this p.m. Had a letter from Carrie telling of Wilfred's marriage several weeks ago. Am knitting mittens for the British soldiers.
29 Nov Fri. Cold snows a little . Much like yesterday. Cleaned bedrooms this a.m. Worked on the quilt all the p.m.
30 Nov Sat. Not quite as cold. Snow flurries occasionally. Had a letter from Norma.


1 Dec Sun. Cloudy. Not much Storm. Some colder. We rested & read as usual. I wrote Norma and the girls.
2 Dec Mon. Cold. Stormy by spells. I washed but the clothes didn't dry much. I got a letter from Helen. Wrote to her and the girls this evening. I worked on Philip's quilt this p.m.
3 Dec Tue. Coldest morning we have had. About zero. There is quite a little snow and has been wind, so Mr. Merriman also (mail? mailman?) mail came to the house on foot. I finished Philip's quilt.
4 Dec Wed. I packed the box for Helen with the quilt and little things Dorothy brought up for Philip. I took the box down to Filer's as we feared the mail man wouldn't come, but he did and I rode back with him. Very cold this morning. About zero here but in places 14-20 below.
5 Dec Thu. I made candy, preparing to pack a Christmas box to send to Carrie to put in a large box that Carrie & Jessie expect to send to Maude McCabe. Cut up the pie pumpkin we had left and canned them to-day. Had 5 cans (not full) and one for Mrs. Filer.
6 Dec Fri. I ironed this a.m. Mrs.s Filer was up this noon to bring Will's medicine etc. that Mildred got for us. I packed the box for Maude--box of candy, Jam, honey & maple syrup and took down to Filers, and asked Mildred to take it to G-ville where Carrie will get it. Some milder. looks like storm.
7 Dec Sat. Sat work as usual. Will not feeling well. Has some cold. Rec'd Christmas pkg from Nina B also letters from Carrie, Norma, & card from Nina B. Raining or has been thru the night. And freezing this a.m. Very slippery walking. Thawed thru the day.
8 Dec Sun. Still mild. Just about freezing. I went over to the woods and got greens for Christmas wreaths. Mr. Marvin & Albert called this p.m. Mr. M wanted some bread for Mrs. Shuts. Mr. Filer called and left an envelop from Mr. Lobdell containing money that he owed us for grain & pasture. Orrin called a few minutes and did not come in. I wrote to Nina B and Norma. Read some in the evening.
9 Dec Mon. I washed. Cloudy. Not very cold. Walter came up after 2 loads of Harry. We ordered our Winter's grain and it was delivered. Carrie sent up a basket & box not to be opened till Christmas.
10 Dec Tue. I emptied some of the grain. Will helped so I had 7 sacks to wash this a.m. Want to make aprons for Christmas of them. Walter & the men came for the last load of hay. There was 7-1/2 T. Which comes to $76.00. ( He paid us $80.00). Sent a card to Norma. Colder to night. Wind in N. Chas. Filer brought us a hog's head this afternoon.
11 Dec Wed. I baked bread, and Mr. Marvin came up and bought a loaf. Will patched the hen house roof. I went out and showed him the holes. We heard that Mrs. Leonard is very sick.
Pleasant part of the day.
12 Dec Thu. Wind is S- storms a little. I went over on the knoll and saw that Mr. Filer has started sawing our wood. Cleaned the hog's head this a.m. I made 2 recipes of Christmas candy. Rained all evening. Cut out 4 Christmas aprons. Made one
13 Dec Fri. Colder. Freezing and snow melted thru the night. Cooked the hog's head and made head cheese. Made more candy this afternoon. Made another apron.
14 Dec Sat. Alicia & Rita came this p.m. To stay tomorrow as Norma is caring for Mrs. Leonard. I made fond out for candy. 2 recipes and the girls helped shape it. The girls rode down hill. I sat up late to finish sewing some thing to put in the box for Norma & family. Had a letter from Helen.
15 Dec Sun. Will hasn't felt well. I haven't either. Think I got too tired yesterday. I packed Norma's Christmas box. The girls & I made a Chrisstmas wreath for them. Florence Miller came over for Sambo, the cat. She brought some hemlock with cones on. Norma & Neil came up to-night to get the girls. N is about sick with a cold.
16 Dec Mon. I did not wash but finished hdkfs (handkerchiefs), holders, etc for Helen's Christmas box. Not very cold.
17 Dec Tue. Carrie found that the doctor found Mrs. Leonard better last night. Will hasn't felt well. I made cookies to put in Helen's box and have it ready to send to-morrow. Quite cold to night.
18 Dec Wed. Washed this a.m. Sent a letter to Helen, also the p'kg. (Christmas).
I phoned to the Dr. To come up as Will felt so not as well as usual. He came and did not find any special trouble. but left medicine to make him more comfortable. Dr. Says Mrs. Leonard isn't improving very fast.
19 Dec Thu. I got my two last pkgs off to day to Nina Babcock and to Carrie. Also some cards. It's a lovely day. Wrote Christmas cards & letters. It's Rita's birthday to-day. She is nine years old. Carrie says that she thinks Mrs L does not appear well and the doctor want them to have a nurse for her.
20 Dec. Fri. I spent much of the day getting cards ready to mail and writing letters & notes to put inside. Mild--mostly cloudy.
21 Dec. Sat. Cloudy. Florence Miller came up this p.m. And we made 3 recipes of fondant. She brought a Christmas tree, also branches to use for making wreathed, and a little gift for me.
Pencil & hdkf (handerchief) I think. Had a card from Norma. Mrs. L is no better.
22 Dec Sun. Cloudy. A little wind in the air. We rested, wrote and read as usual.
23 Dec Mon. Stormed a very little this a.m. I washed. Mildred Filer came up to do an errand. Received several Christmas letters and p'kg from Helen also Carrie Roshirt. Made 3 Christmas wreaths for the neighbor's.
24 Dec Tue. Rec'd p'kg for Will from Helen. Mr. Merriman brought a big box from the Teed's for Christmas. I made rolls, also a big recipe of cookies and made a p'kg for Lum's. Filers & Marvins. Mildred F came up and I went down with her and helped carry the p'kgs. We brought in our tree and opened our p'kgs this evening. Had a nice lot of remembrances as usual.
25 Dec Wed. Christmas Day. Emily & Geo. Johnson & Trudie called this a.m. Bro't 8 pt bottles of grape juice. Alicia & Rita came this a.m. To spend a few days while N is at the Leonards. I's a Albright lovely day & warm. 40-50. I made ice cream. We had oysters. Dressed chicken tonight. We had a nice Christmas with lots of gifts. Fine to have the children here.
26 Dec Thu. Still warm & cloudy. Mr. Lum drew us wood. 1 load. The girls play out of doors. The girls went down to Filers and they all rode down hill. Rec'd a card from Helen.
27 Dec Fri. Much warmer. Snow melting 40-50 degrees. The girls went down to Tillsons this a.m. This p.m. They went down to play in the school house.
28 Dec Sat. Rained in the night & all the forenoon. Very mild. The girls & I made filled cookies in a.m. This p.m.. I cleaned the stove, then cleaned up the rooms. Alicia helped. I didn't feel well and have been hoarse and trying to have a cold since Christmas night.
29 Dec Sun. Rained thru the night & all the a.m. The girls played S.S. Neil & Norma came for them this p.m. Very mild. All the snow gone except a few banks. I've had a cold and felt rather bad for several days.
30 Dec Mon. did not wash but sewed some. Colder to night. Stormed a little as the ground is white again.
31 Dec Tue. The last day of the year. cold but not much below freezing. I did a few pieces of washing. Sewed this p.m.

END OF 1940 DIARY


1941. COPY of DIARY of NELLIE CONVERSE CARR. 1878-1968 AGE 63, 64

1 Jan. Wed. 1941. I sewed and knitted what time I had. Mr. Lum drew 4 loads of wood. Will put quite a lot in wood shed.
2 Jan. Thur. Carrie came up this p.m.I finished the knitting for War Relief & sent them down by Carrie. Snowed hard tonight.
3. Jan. Fri. Mrs. Leonard died this am. I have had a headache all day. Mr. Lum and children Drew the wood over the rests of the Filer wood. Mild weather.
4 Jan Sat. Still mild. Pleasant I feel better today.
5 Jan Sun. Rather cold & stormy. Ground is white again. Orrin & the boys called few minutes. I wrote to Norma
6 Jan Mon. Mrs. Leonard's funeral was held to day but I did not feel able to go. Cold.
7 Jan Tue. Cold. About 12 above. Will has this cold. I had so hoped he wouldn't have it. I mean to do the out of doors chores & Have him rest in bed if he will. Pleasant day mostly, today. I wash a little. Mr. Miller called to say he has our wood out 26# cd. (cords of wood)
8 Jan Wed. Cold. 7 above. Will not very good, but not real sick. Lum drew the rest of the Filer wood. 7 cd. Making 27 in all. I haven't felt real good.
9 Jan Thu. I did not feel as well. Will not much different, so we called the doctor this a.m. He left medicine plenty, and wants us to stay in a few days. Will pays no attention to the doctors orders. Stormy this a.m. Had a letter from Helen. Mrs. T. Up this evening. Delbert about sick.
10 Jan Fri. Stormy a little by spells, mild. Nearly up to freezing pt. Neither of us feel well. Mr. Lum came down and split wood. I do just the necessary work, but feel so tired.
11 Jan. Sat. Cold. Pleasant. Rec'd a letter from Norma also Maude McCabe. Donald Filer called a minute this a.m. This p.m. His wife came up a while. Will feels fairly well. I still have a hard cold. The Lum children bring us wood.
12 Jan sun
13 Jan Mon. Donald Cope & Carrie came up this p.m. They brought me down from the doctors.
14 Jan Tue. 4 or 5 below zero. Will is caring for chickens. I got out as far as wood shed. Feel some better.
15 Jan Wed. Not quite zero this a.m. Wind S.W. And partly cloudy. Seems like storm. I am feeling better. Went to hen house to day first time in about a wk.
16 Jan Thur. Stormy. I feel some better but did not get across the road.
17 Jan Fri. I feel quite a little better. Will about as usual. I did quite a little housework John called.
18 Jan Sat. I washed 2 heavy sheets & did some ironing. Carrie & Walter came up and brought the radio which they have had for several days. It was all right tho we thought the tubes had given out. It works OK. We cleaned the stove, pipe & chimney, then I cleaned the floor. Colder.
19 Jan Sun. Cooler this a.m. 8 or 10 above. Norma & Neil came up a while this p.m. The girls stayed at Mr. Leonards. I wrote to Helen this evening. My cold is better but wish it were still better. Mildred F & Wanda were up a few minutes this a.m.
20 Jan Mon. It is cold. I did not feel just like washing.Mrs. Filer was up about noon to do phoning. We listened to the inaugural ceremony. Had a letter from Aunt Mary. Read to Will to night. First in a month.
21 Jan Tue. Not as cold. I am knitting trying to finish the last pr of mittens that I have had forever. Read to Will this p.m.
22 Jan Wed. Warmer. I washed and the clothes dried very well. Will hasn't felt well as usual.
23 Jan Thur. Cloudy. Colder. We got some wood in the shed thinking it would storm. I finished the mittens. Will send them in to morrow.
24 Jan Fri. Will hasn't felt good as usual. I went to the hen house once. Stormed hard this p..m. & evening. 4 or 5 in. I think.
25 Jan Sat. About 25 degrees to day. Partly cloudy. Not a bad day. Had a letter from Norma. Felt much better than a wk ago. Did usual Sat cleaning. Worked on Norma's rug in p.m.
26 Jan Sun. I did not feel a bit good all day. Just rested, read & wrote to Norma, also Aunt Mary.
27 Jan Mon. I did a little washing and hung up inside as it is cold and the snow deep. Started working on a rug to be made of old cotton stockings. Felt much better than I did yesterday.
28 Jan Tue. did a small washing just white things and hung outside. Partly cloudy. A little below freezing.
29 Jan Wed. Has stormed some but is colder and wind has blown. Had a letter from Helen.
30 Jan Thur. About zero this a.m. I ironed, washed a little, baked, etc. Have felt some better. Not so cold to night.
31 Jan Fri. Colder this p.m. Have worked on a dress for Catherine Lum.


1 Feb Sat. Did Sat. Work. Read letter from Norma, also Carrie.
2 Feb sun. Read, rested & wrote a letter to Norma.
3 Feb Mon. Washed. Nice day.
4 Feb Tue. Mostly cloudy. I ironed. Worked at my rug made on stockings. Cold to night.
5 Feb Wed. Rather cold this am but growing milder. Mr. Lum drew the limb wood this p.m. Rec'd card from Norma. Alicia is in Homer Folks Hospital to test the glands in her neck. Rec'd p'kg of Red Cross work from Carrie.
6 Feb Thur. Will hasn't felt well today. I spent my spare time drawing wood in the shed.
7 Feb Fri. It is very cold to night. Began raining at noon. Turned to snow. Very damp. Card from Helen.
8 Feb. Sat. Mr. Filer plowed the road out as far as here. Also to outr hen house. Colder. The trees are covered with ice. Bushes bent down.
9 Feb Sun. Cold. Stormed some this a.m. Fair & colder in pm. Wind blew thru the night
10 Feb Mon. About 5 below zero, but warmed up fast. I washed and it was a
bright day, and I got along well with it. Will hasn't felt very well.
11 Feb. Tue. Not so cold. Bright . Will feels better. Had a letter from Norma saying Alicia has tuberculosis of glands--What next!? Worked on the little Red Cross dress.
12 Feb. Wed. It was cold. About freezing. Thaws some in sun. Ironed. Worked on the little dress and nearly finished it.
13 Feb Thu. Still more mild. 40 degrees in sun. Cloudy. I cleaned the bay window and plants. Washed curtain. As the snow was melted on the wood I got some in the shed to-night.
14 Feb. Fri. Still mild. I got more wood in the shed this a.m. Also shoveled away from the mail box. Carrie drove up as far as Mr. Tillers, and walked on up this p.m. I finished the Red Cross dress and Carrie took it back with her. Rained late this p.m. Will cleaned the hen roosts as it was thawed up so much.
15 Feb. Sat. Colder this a.m. And snows a little by spells. It's very icy getting around. The road men put sand on the road to-day. Mildred & Wanda were up a while this a.m.
16 Feb. Sun. Colder and windy. Rested. Red etc. Cold to night.
17 Feb Mon. I washed to day. The wind changed in the night to S. So it is warmer. Stormed a little this a.m. Had a letter from Helen. Our radio battery gave out last evening. We sent it down by Mr Lum to-day.
18 Feb Tue. Colder and blustering tho' bright mostly. Had a letter from Norma. Snowed a little during the night.
19 Feb Wed. About 14 degrees above zero this a.m. Rather blustery. Partly cloudy. Sent letters to both Helen & Norma. Worked on rugs for the living room this p.m.
20 Feb Thu. Wind in the west and still rather cold, about 15 degrees this a.m. Will isn't able to go to the hen house now. The traveling isn't good, but not real bad as it was last year for so long a time. Darned holes in the rugs.
21 Feb Fri. Still cold. Snowy. We got our radio battery this a.m. Cracked nuts this p.m and we picked them out to night.
22 Feb Sat. Still cold but not as cold. Cloudy some snow. I made two kinds of cookies using nuts. Made custard for ice cream.
23 Feb Sun. Cold. Cloudy mostly & windy. I packed a box of cookies, candy etc for Richmond to come up for it. I froze ice cream to take home in case he comes soon. He has bo't Neil's car and expects to come up for it.
24 Feb Mon. Cold. Strong E wind but warmed up gradually. Richmond & his father came about 10 o'clock and stayed till about 2:00. I washed. Had it well along when they came but dropped it till after dinner. I went down to Mr. Filers toward night. It is Mildred's birthday. I took her a small remembrance. It's Carrie & Walters 37th Wedding anniversary. Rec'd a letter from Norma.
25 Feb Tue. Wind in S. Warmer & bright. Wrote to Norma. Rec'd one from Jessie. Worked at my rag rugs some this p.m.
26. Feb Wed. Cold. Cold wind. I sent a letter to Jessie. Her birthday is to morrow. Sent a card to Norma. Will is feeling fairly well for him.
27 Feb Thu. About zero this a.m. Pleasant mostly. I cleaned kitchen cupboards. Also got an order off to Wards. I worked at my rug rags some this p.m.
28 Feb Fri. Cold. Not quite zero. But windy & cloudy. Rec'd card from Helen saying Rich. Arrived home OK. Worked at my rug rags in p.m. Will is feeling fair for him.


1 Mar Sat. Cold & windy.
2 Mar Sun. Not as cold.
3 Mar Mon. About freezing this a.m. I washed. It has rained quite a little and is thawing. I popped corn and made sugared pop corn for Catherine & France's Lum whose birthdays are to-day and to-morrow. A letter from Norma also Lizzie & John Benedict.
4 Mar Tue. The rain changed to snow during the night and it is much cold. About 14 degrees this morning and growing cold. Will did not rest well. I cleaned the hen roosts this a.m. Before it began freezing in the hen house. Sent a letter to Helen. Worked on rug rags this p.m.
5 Mar Wed. Not as cold this a.m. As it was last evening. About 10 degrees I think. During the day it was 25. Pleasant mostly, but strong wind.
6 Mar Thu. Not quite as cold. Is between 25-30 degrees this noon. Marchy with snow squalls. Had a letter from Norma. Neil is no better, and she wants to find work so he can ease up for a while. The letter was in regard to her birth certificate. It's Philips 1st birthday.
7 Mar Fri. A cold morning. Nearly zero. But bright and warmed up fast. Seems Spring-like. I wrote to Norma after phoning the town clerk in regard to the birth certificate. Also sent a letter to E. Holden the registrar of the town.
8 Mar Sat. Snowed some to-day. We peeled the glads this p.m. before I cleaned the floor. Cold.
9 Mar Sun. Snowed during the night but is light and makes little (...) for us. I made custard for ice cream yesterday and froze it this a.m. We read & rested as usual. Stormy & windy this evening.
10 Mar Mon. A pleasant morning. I washed. Rec'd a letter from Helen. The snow plow went thru.
11 Mar. Tue. It began snowing from the E at about 6:30 this a.m. And is a regular blizzard. The mail also groceries came tho. Is much worse this p.m..
12 Mar. Wed. Stormed a very little. Not very cold. Mostly cloudy. Quite a fall of snow about 10 inches perhaps. The mail carrier did not come for the firs time this yr. Mr. Tiler bro't up our mail this p.m. And made a long call. Cold this evening. Cards from Norma & Myrtle.
13 Mar Thu. About 5 degrees above this a.m. Carrie said it was 8 Degrees below there. A lovely day. Very sunshiny and warmed up fast. The snow plow came thru this a.m.
14 May Fri. Rather cold morning. About 10 degrees above but warmed up some. Pleasant and seems spring like. Orin called this pm.m a few minutes.
15 Mar Sat. Still warmer to day. Thawed a good deal. Fair in a.m. I got wood in the shed after the snow melted from it. Made custard for ice cream.
16 Mar Sun. Above freezing this a.m.Thawing all day. We read & rested as usual. Will hasn't been feeling as well for a few days.
17 Mar Mon. Cold & windy. I washed but could not hang out. So am drying in the house. It's really quite a blizzard tho in storm.
18 Mar Tue. Still colder. 5 degrees below this a.m. Wind blew hard all night. Strangely enough it hasn't drifted to bother us in getting to the hen house--But the wind blows VERY hard at times. We got our mail also groceries.
19 Mar Wed. Not as cold. 10 degrees this a.m. Bright this a.m. Wind still blossom HARD. I went up & cleaned snow out of the hen house. Mail did not come. Mrs. Filer brought up the mail and made quite a cal (The first in 2 mo).
A card from Norma.
20 Mar Thu. Warmer & not much wind. Bright. The Filer children bro't the mail up. Will isn't feeling well. Pain in back of neck & shoulder.
21 Mar Fri. Spring is here by the calendar. It has been not as cold, about 30 degrees during the day but partly cloudy& hasn't thawed much. Mail carrier hasn't been thru for the 3rd day, but we had mail to day. Ira Lum bro't it in. Had a letter from Helen.
22 Mar Sat. Pleasant but cool wind. Thawed some. The Filer boys bro't up the mail. Grant sent us a can of skim milk.
23 mar Sun. A beautiful day. Has thawed considerably, Will has felt better. Has been to the hen house several times. I wrote to Helen. We have rested & read as usual. I made ice cream yesterday and froze it this a.m.
24 Mar Mon. I did not wash as it was cloudy & rained a very little early this a.m. I cleaned the drops at the hen house as it was thawed up. Also put in tomato & pepper seeds. Wanda Filer came up & brought the mail. The road hasn't been plowed out since the blizzard a wk ago.
25 Mar Tue. Cloudy. Snowed some this a.m. I washed to-day. Colder after the snow storm. The road was plowed out this morning.
26 Mar Wed. Warmer. Bright. Mr. Moore brought chicken feed. Grant brought 2 lb butter to exchange for 2oz eggs. I worked on my rug considerably to day! We emptied the grain.
27 Mar Thur. Above freezing. Mostly cloudy. Rec'd a card from Norma. I washed the feed sacks.
28 Mar Fri. About 25 degrees this a.m. But is bright and thawed quite a little. I have been making a nightgown of 3 feed sacks. Did not get it done, but made a good start.
29 Mar Sat. A March day. Not very cold but stormy by spells. Bright between storms. I finished my gown. Carrie phoned that Aunt Mary North is in a serious condition.
30 Mar Sun. Cold Mostly bright. Wind blows hard. It's Norma's birthday (29th) and I had hoped to see her but did not. I read to Will quite a lot.
31 Mar Mon. I washed and it is a nice day. About 40 degrees. The large body of snow makes it damp & cold, but still it is spring like. Birds singing.


1 Apr Tue. Pleasant part of the day. Rained. Mr. Wadsworth is letting us take an old battery of his and Mr Freer brought it up from G-ville then he bro't it on up. Eleanor came too. He had trouble turning around so they stayed about 2 hours. Had a letter from Helen. Ironed.
2 Apr Wed. Pleasant but cool wind. I cleaned the Windows in the living room. Also paint. Getting ready to paint the room. Mrs. Filer and Wanda were up a few minutes this a.m. They bro't a qt. of new sirup.
Will & I started cleaning the litter out of the hen house this evening. The old battery gave out. Grant changed ours so we hear news.
3 Apr Thu. Pleasant, and warm enough so the snow is going nicely. I finished washing paint in the dining room to-day. We finished cleaning the hen house his evening.
4 Apr Fri. Very pleasant. Thawing. There is still a lot of snow to melt, but it thaws every day. Freezes at night. Will started painting in the living room. I worked at the wood as it was so dry getting some in the shed & piling some up.
5 Apr Sat. Colder. Snowed 3 or 4 in. Rec'd a letter from Norma. Will painted again to day. I cleaned (partly) a pig's head that the Lum children brought down last night. Hardly freezing tonight.
6 Apr Sun. Above freezing this a.m so snow is going. Very sloppy & hard traveling.
7 Apr Mon. Cool in the morning but thawed during the day & very pleasant. I did not wash as I had the head cheese to finish.
8 Apr Tue. I washed and it was a lovely day for it. Mrs. Lum came down to phone this evening. I made a start at making a little floral piece for her for her sister's baby's funeral.
9 Apr Wed. Mrs. Lum came down again to phone. A lovely warmer day. The finest we have had. Will and I went down to Carries this p.m. Emily came up & met us at Mr. Filers. Will & Walter went to Mt Upton. We stopped at Nina Sargents on our way. Home. John was there and Will & John visited a while. Mrs. Lum's sister's baby is buried to day. I made a small floral piece for Mrs. Lum to send to the undertakers.
10 apr Thur. Another warm lovely day. Will painted in the bedroom and I did some too. I finished the dining room.
11 Apr Fri. Still warm & bright. Snow & ice going fast. Had a letter from Helen. Mrs. Filer was up to ask me to phone Clayton Pittaly. Mildred expects to help there a while.
12 Apr Sat. Warm & bright. The snow is going fast. Florence Miller came over a while this p.m. I finished painting in bed room. Will feels pretty good and is piling wood as he can & feels able. I did a number of odd jobs today besides Sat. work.
13 Apr Sun. A mild day but partly cloudy. sprinkled a little toward night. We had a quiet day.
14 apr Mon. Cloudy early this a.m. It sprinkled a little too. I heard thunder in the night. Mrs. Freer & Eleanor came up. Bro't an Easter lily. They had trouble where the road is breaking up so Walked part way. 70 degrees about noon. Snow & ice are melting fast.
15 Apr. Tue. Still real warm. Mostly cloudy. I went down to Mr. Filer's and took 9 doz eggs as the road is broken up and we tho't he couldn't drive thru but he did. He took a case full yesterday. We had over 40 doz. In all this wk. The most we have had. 75 degrees this p.m. in shade. I transplanted tomato plants & some flower seeds. Snow & ice gone. Card from Norma. Will sowed early peas.
16 Apr Wed. We took furniture out of Wills room and started papering the ceiling. Got it about half done at noon. Will did not feel at all well. Gladys Filer came up to bring mail, and stayed & helped me. We finished ceiling & started sides.
17 Apr Thur. I finished papering the room today. Will does not feel at all well. Not quite as warm.
18 Apr Fri. I cleaned the floor and we got the furniture back in the bed room. Threatened rain but only sprinkled. I cleaned the roosts off and did a lot of odd jobs. Took out big wood box etc. Dug all parsnips & salsify.
19 Apr Sat. Very warm today. 77. Sent a letter to Helen. Rec'd a card from or a saying they might not be over as they had hoped to. We had our first dandelion greens. I had a busy day again. Will put in radish seed.
20 Apr Sun. Very warm. About 85 degrees. Has been 90 in places. Showers in places during the night.
21 Apr Mon. Some cooler. We put the ceiling paper on the lower part of dining room today. Will helped. Received a bag of stuff from Carrie Roshirt.
22 Apr Tue. I washed. Much cooler. About 28 degrees this a.m. Mrs. Filer came up on an errand. I got dandelion greens. Canned chicken, etc. Had a busy day. Covered up little plants to night.
23 Apr Wed. Cool morning. About 30 degrees. I papered what time I had.
24 Apr Thu. Papered today. Mr. Lum plowed our garden today.
25 Apr Fri. Finished papering and cleaned the floor in dining room & kitchen. Mrs. Filer was up a while tonight.
26 Apr Sat. Had a lot of little odd jobs that had been put off during the wk. Carrie came up this p.m a while. Cool this a.m. Our new radio battery came and Grant brought it up from Mr. Harris'.
27 Apr Sun. Pleasant. Quite windy. Norma & family came up about 10 o'clock (D.S. Time). Neil went back & stayed with his dad. Mr. L. Brought him up to get the folks. Mr L. Brought a lovely bunch of jonquils.
28 Apr Mon. I washed. Wanda Filer came up on an errand. Very windy. I transplanted tomato plants for Norma. Mr. Lum drew out his manure and put on the garden. Then dragged the garden. We let him have some hay.
29 Apr Tue. I ironed this a.m. Wrote a letter to Helen. I do not feel very well. My back seems to pain and did some yesterday. Quite warm today. Will has been planting potatoes to-day.
30 Apr Wed. Pleasant and mild. I feel some better. Washed kitchen paint. I gathered some dandelion greens to can to-morrow. Will finished planting potatoes.


1 May Thurs. Gathered more greens and canned 7 was today. Cool to-night.
2 May Fri. Cool and real soon wind all day.
3 May Sat. Quite a hard frost 27 degrees, did usual Saturday work. Put down eggs in water glass.
4 May Sun.Not so cold. Bright. We are resting and reading as usual.
5 May Mon. Rained a little during the night, and kept on with occasional showers during the day. I washed but did not hang out. Had a letter from Helen saying she might come soon. Will planted peas this a.m. We started painting in the kitchen.
6 May Tue.Cool morning but very warm in the middle of the day. I began cleaning in the store room. Will is going on with the painting.
7 May Wed. Warm this morning. Strong wind blowing. I finished the store room this a.m. Rec'd a card from Helen saying they be here THIS weekend and Miss Reisler may come also. Started cleaning the front room this p.m.
8 May Thur. I washed spreads & blankets. Rained a little during the night. Had a card from Norma. Cleaned my room this p.m.
9 May Fri. Gave finishing touches all around and got Will's room ready for Miss Reisler. Helen and the others came at 9:30 tonight. It has been rainy all day.
10 May Sat. Helen and the others went over to Norma's this p.m. Also called at R's folks at Otego. Came back late this evening.
11 May Sun. Helen and the rest attended church at G- this a.m. After church went to Otego to R's folks. Took Alice & children. Carrie, Dorothy & her boys called this p.m. Helen came in late this evening.
12 May Mon. We went to Norwich this p.m. Helen had Betty's eyes fitted to glasses & I called to Arthur Halbert's.
13 May Tue. Helen & children went to Otego and (..._) & Mrs. Daniels went over to Meridale to visit Dillwin & Williams & families. She stayed at D.overnight.
14 May Wed. Helen called at France's & Nina Sargent's. We all went over to Norma's. Got there in time for lunch. The girls went to school with Norma's girls.
15 May Thur.Betty and Mary, & I went up to Jessie's for a call. Helen & Norma came up for us.
16 May Fri. Betty & Mary went to school to G. On the bus and stayed all day. Helen went down to Nina's, also Theresa's & Lucy Musson. Stayed to Nina's to dinner. Marian Luhi & her mother called in p.m.
17 May Sat. Warm & cloudy. Rained a little. Set out dahlias and worked with flowers, etc. Made boxes & transplanted tomatoes. Sent Miss Reisler's skirt. Also Betty's glasses which came in mail.
18 May sun. Cold morning, but windy & no frost. We rested & read as usual.
19 May Mon. Lovely a.m. I washed but later it rained some. Had a card from H. They reached home safely.
20 May Tue. Warmer. I washed again. Sent a letter to H. Card to N. And ordered 50 day old pulleys. I transplanted part of. the celery & hoed & weeded in the flower bed.
21 May Wed Warm this a.m. I did a big ironing. Mr. Lum came down & cleaned the chimney & I transplanted little plants. Will set out some tomato plants.
22 May Thu. Very warm. I varnished the wainscotting in the kitchen. We had a thunder shower this p.m.
23 May Fri. I put in 5 rows of glads this a.m. We had a shower this p.m. Had a note from Miss Reisler. Mowed the yard & emptied feed. I went down to Mr. Filers just at night.
24 May Sat. Colder and a strong wind. I did Sat. Work and sewed in p.m. Mrs. Lum & children came down to get some clothing Carrie had left here for her.
25 May Su n. Cold morning. Is some wind but not as unpleasant as yesterday. Mrs. Filer & Mildred called a while toward night. Orin, Bobby & a aBishop boy called this p.m.
26 May Mon I washed. Sent a letter to Carrie R. Baked after washing, as I want to be ready to paper the kitchen to morrow. I went up to Mr. Lum's to see about some stock that appeared in our back yard and ran thru the garden. I put in flower seeds below the path.
27 May Tue. I began papering today and nearly finished the ceiling. Had a card from Norma saying they may be over later in the wk. Cloudy-threatening rain but we got only a few sprinkles. Mr. Pearce came & fixed the phone.
28 May Wed. In contrast to the cold, wintry day of 39 yr. ago it has been quite warm 80 degrees or so. Thunder showers during last night and some went around this p.m. Will is about sick with a cold. I finished papering the kitchen. Sent a card to Norma. Worked outside a while in the flowers. Mr. Pearce came again and did more to the telephone.
29 May Thur. Showers during the night. Cooler. Wanda Filer was up this a.m. I cleaned the kitchen after papering and did many odd jobs. Sent birthday letter to Nina (Bauer).
30 May Fri. Cool this a.m. And cool all day. I baked & did some cleaning. Expect Norma & family some time soon. Orrin, Mildred & Rolland called on their way to the cemetery. I gave them some flowers and on their way back they stopped for some holly hock plants and iris, etc. I worked outside after supper.
31 May Sat. Cool morning. Partly cloudy. Marguerite brought Joh over this forenoon and he stayed till middle of p.m. I worked in flower bed this a.m. Some. Will feels some better to day & Norma & family came about 9 o'clock. They were in Mr. L's car and he came too. They came in for a little call: the men) & N. & girls stayed overnight. Neil came for them at nearly noon. Rained a little during the night. Cool and misty by spells. N. took tomato & pepper plants



1 Jun Sun. Cool & cloudy all day. Not very pleasant. Neil came up for N & girls shortly before noon. N. Took tomato & pepper plants.
2 Jun Mon. I washed to day. Warmer and pleasant. We put up wire for peas across the road. Transplanted holly hocks this evening.
3 Jun Tue. Ironed this a.m. Wrote a card to Helen. Sprouted the potatoes this p.m. And transplanted little plants. Will is hoeing the potatoes.
4 Jun Wed. Cloudy. I hoed one row of potatoes. Will did two. I did other work outside. Our 50 chicks came today. Had a letter from Mary Daniels.
5 Jun Thu. We were up early to see the chicks. The hens seem to own them, and they were all out in coops at noon. Rained in a.m. A nice rain clearing this.
6 Jun Fri. Cool this a.m. But bright & warm after the nice rain. I cleaned dining room cupboard and we fussed some with drinking dishes for chickens. I mowed the yard, etc. Delwin & Mrs. Gilbert called this evening.
7 Jun Sat. Did Sat. Work. And worked on my rug this p.m. Had a letter from Norma.
8 Jun Sun. Warm the first part of the day. Sprinkled a little. Esther, Mildred & Wanda called this a.m. Eleanor came up late this p.m.
9 Jun Mon. COOL this a.m. I washed. Carrie was up a while this p.m. After eggs etc. We covered tomato plants etc fearing a frost.
10 Jun Tue. Cold morning, but no frost here. We repaired the paper in the bed room that we papered a while ago. Quite a job too. Wanda Filer bro't a bowl of strawberries they had got in our meadow.
11 Jun Wed. Cool this morning. I cleaned part of the kitchen cupboards this a.m. Worked out side this p.m. A while.
12 Jun Thu. Bright this a.m. But clouded over later. Will hasn't been as well so we called the doctor this morning. He gave him medicine of course. Sent a card to Norma. Sprinkled a little this p.m. I finished the cup boards.
13 Jun Fri. Cloudy all the forenoon. We both worked.a little in the garden. I painted the kitchen chairs. Rained this p.m. Will feels some better.
14 Jun Sat. Warmer. Worked in garden some. Put out cabbage plants & Hoed. Will rec'd Father's Day cards from both girls. Letter from N.
15 Jun Sun. Rather warm. Mostly cloudy. Mr. Filer called this p.m. I went over to the meadow and found the strawberries are ripening. I got a few. Showers during the day. Not much rain.
16 Jun Mon. Cloudy and we had quite a little rain this a.m. Rained quite hard. Imogene Daniels & children with Betty & Mary came in about dinner time and I asked them to stay to dinner. I washed. Hung out clothes this p.m.
17 Jun Tue. I went down to Mr Filers and on down to see Mrs. Shutes. Orrin called to see about doing the haying but made no bargain.
18 Jun Wed. I baked etc. this a.m. Asked Elinor to come up and go berrying with me. We got quite a lot. Looked like rain but only sprinkled a little.
19 Jun Thu. Very warm. I made a recipe of strawberry & rhubarb jam. Worked in flower bed to-nite. Mr & Mrs. Moore called.
20 Jun Fri. Warm. I hoed in the garden this a.m. Late I p.m. Eleanor came up & we went berrying. Got a nice lot and I pulled them before going to bed.
21 Jun Sat. Warm. I finished hoeing tomatoes. Soon after noon Mr. Daniels bro't Betty & Mary and they stayed till about seven when Margaret came for them. We had a picnic supper in the yard. I went up to Mr. Luis to get him to draw wood. He drew 3 loads.
22 Jun. Sun. Still very warm. Mr. Leonard Norma & family called this p.m. Will has been about sick all day.
23 Jun Mon. Rainy this a.m. I washed. Worked in garden & flower garden. Mr Lum drew 2 loads of wood. I went berrying this p.m. Got a nice lot. Canned 3 pt and have some to eat fresh. Will isn't feeling well as usual.
24 Jun Tue. Warmer to day. Had a letter from Miss Reisler. Elinor and a Miller girl came up and went berrying. I worked on the flower bed late this p.m. & evening. Orrin called and bro't boots for haying.
25 Jun Wed. Cooler this a..m. I worked in the flower bed this a.m. And set out about half of the little plants this p.m. We began cleaning the hen house.
26 Jun Thu. Warm this a.m. Mr. Lum began mowing this a.m. I worked in the flower bed. Glads etc. Will feels some better. Finished little plants.
27 Jun Fri. Very warm. I went down to Mr. Filer to borrow his force pump. Saw Donald's new Haley.
28 Jun Sat. Very warm again. Showers went around late this p.m. Mr. Lum is mowing a little each day. Orrin came over a few minutes this evening. He got the water started.
29 Jun Sun. Some cooler this a.m. Alicia's 12th birthday. Norma & family. Richmond & Dillwyn called late this p.m. Rita is going to stay a week.
30 Jun Mon. I washed. Rita went down to Mrs. Filers this a.m. I picked peas early and sent some down to the Tillsons.



1 Jul Tue. Eleanor & Patty were up this evening & brought butter & buttermilk.
2 Jul Wed. Orrin & His men hay makers are at work to day and I am getting meals for them. They brought things--milk, bread, etc.
3 Jul Thu. The men are here again to day & and work is going along fast. Not quite as warm today.
4 Jul Fri. Rained this a.m. A while. Orrin & the boys. Bobby & Ralph came to day and finished all they will (probably) do. Unless O. Comes later and does some over in the back lots. Geo. Goodspeed came with Ernie & Glenn about noon. Geo stayed till night and went down with the Beldens. He starts back for camp this evening.
5 Jul Sat. Will isn't feeling very good. We had a busy day. Rita went down to Mr. F- and Wanda has been up here twice today. I had a real busy day. Had a letter from Leona (Cameron) saying she might come tomorrow.
6 Jul Sun. Leona came a little before 10 and stayed till nearly dark. We went up on the hill in the p.m. Norma & family came for Rita just before noon. Will hasn't felt very good. Cloudy. Looked like rain.
7 Jul Mon. I did not wash as it was a little rainy and there was so much needed to be done in the garden. I worked there nearly all of the a.m. Will feels better and worked there too. Grant & Mildred Prindle came over a while this evening.
8 Jul Tue. I washed today. Rather warm & there was a little shower this p.m.
9 Jul Wed. Cloudy mostly and strong wind. I worked in the flower garden this a.m. Sent order to Wards. And cared to Helen. We sent out celery this evening.
10 Jul Thu. Cool this a.m. But WARM this p.m.
Wrote to Miss Reisler this p.m. Rec'd a letter from Helen.
11 Jul Fri. I picked currants to day. Wrote another letter to Miss Reisler.
12 Jul Sat. I made jelly and canned currants, also juice.
13 Jul Sun. Will & I walked over to the back meadow to see the grass. I went cross lots to Lums to see him about cutting hay. Mrs. L. Bro't us huckleberries.
14 Jul Mon.I picked currants instead of washing. Eleanor & Edith us son came up and picked currants. I sold 4 qt to Mrs. Stoddard.
15 Jul Tue. I got the currants ready to can. Churned a little butter from cream Grant gave us.
16 Jul Wed. I washed. Wrote a letter to Helen. Picked & canned 2 qt peas. Mr. Lum began cutting some grass Orrin didn't get. Warm. Seems like rain.
17 Jul Thu. Rained during the night. The most we have had lately.
18 Jul Fri. Had.a letter from Helen. Mr. Freer took Carrie and I for a ride Called at the Butlers. Warm. Mr. Lum finished haying.
19 Jul Sat. We had a thunder shower early this a.m. It kept raining a little. The most we have had lately. I went down to Mr. Filers after supper. Also went on down to the Martins a while. Cooler
20 Jul Sun. Cool & partly cloudy all day. Norma & family called this p.m. Leona Canavan with Miss W Hathaway called late in p.m.
21 Jul Mon. Cool. I washed Sent a letter to Helen.
22 Jul Tue. Rather cool air. Canned string beans (7 qt). Rec'd a letter from Miss Reisler.
23 Jul Wed. Picked berries this a.m. It's quite warm. Rec'd a pkg from Miss Reisler. We need rain very much. Nina, Lee, John and little Donna Lee called this p.m. I cleaned the cellar.
24 Jul Thu. Warmer. Sent a letter to Mrs. Reisler. I emptied feed this p.m. Pulled weeds in the potatoes toward night. Seems like rain, but have had none.
25 Jul Fri. Did most of Sat. Work also picked berries to night. Carrie & Walter were up a while this evening. Very warm. Threatened rain but only a sprinkle.
26 Jul Sat. Some cooler. Very windy.
27 Jul Sun. Warmer. Sun is very hot, but a nice breeze. Orrin stopped & left some huckleberries. I wrote a letter to Emma White. Will & I walked over to the woods to night. Thunder showers went around us and it sprinkled during the night.
28 Jul Mon. I took care of huckleberries & some currants I put with them. Picked raspberries too. Very warm. Had a few sprinkles several times. Later had a nice shower. Sent a letter to Emma White.
29 Jul Tue. I washed. Picked some beans & some other garden stuff for Carrie. She came up in the p.m for them. Will & I weeded in the garden (potatoes) at night. Partly cloudy, but threatens rain
30 Jul Wed. Rained during the night. Rec'd a letter from Helen. Cloudy all day. Rained quite hard by spells in a.m. So the ground is really wet. Weeded I garden too-night.
31 Jul Thu. Cloudy. Air still close & sprinkles a little at times. Had a letter from Norma. I wrote to both the girls. Rained quite hard as the spring is full at the hen house and we feel we have a lot of moisture.


1 Aug. Fri. Still warmer & sultry. Wind in N. I picked a few raspberries --about the last. We gathered the Astrachan apples - a pail full.
2 Aug Sat. Tom Barber came and patched roof of wagon house, also bow window & porch roof. I canned the apples. Cooler to day. Mrs. Filer came up with Luella's baby to night.
3 Aug Sun. Rather cool & wind blows. Will doesn't feel very good. John & Lizzie Benedict called a few minutes this p.m.
4. Aug Mon. I washed. We found the Lum's cows have gotten thru the fence & into our corn in the garden. did not do as much damage as they might. Will & I fixed the fence & I went up & told them so they will not turn cows in at night. Cloudy mostly.
5 Aug Tue. Mild to-day. I ironed. Finished some aprons for Minnie Kilsby. Had a catch in my back & so kept quiet.
6 Aug Wed. Cool. "Our Old Girls" picnic was held to day up the rairne. Carrie came up for me and Eleanor also. Not as many there as usual. But we had a good time. Rather cool but lovely up there too and did some errand in G-vile.
7 Aug Thu. Warmer to day. We had a a letter from Helen.
8 Aug Fri. Warmer. I made jelly for the Lillie's to-day also recipe for us. Will isn't feeling very good.
9 Aug Sat. Warm, and threatened rain this morning. Mostly cloudy. Rec'd a letter from Norma. Sent a letter to Helen.
10 Aug Sun. Cooler. A strong wind. Bright. We rested, read, ad I wrote a letter to Norma.
11 Aug Mon. I washed. It is warmer tho a real cool morning. I helped Will get in wood in shed this p.m. We have it nearly filled. Sprinkled a little again at times toward night. Is cloudy & looks like rain. Sent a letter to Norma.
12 Aug. Tue. Rather cool and partly cloudy. Wind blows. We got no rain and are beginning to need it. I made dill pickles and cooked plums to be canned to morrow.
13 Aug Wed. Real cool. Partly cloudy & high wind. I canned the plums (5 qts) ironed etc. Sent an order to Wards.
14 Aug Thu. Cool morning, but is warm during the day. Talked with Emma White who with Laura & Frank are visiting at Carries for a few days. I asked them to come up Sat p.m. To supper. Washed Windows, cleaned bed rooms etc. Dressed a hen to-night. Whiskers has 2 baby kittens born this p.m.
15 Aug Fri. I cleaned the floors and did some Sat. Work. It has rained, rather gently considerable of the time today. Rained harder this evening.
16 Aug Sat. Cloudy this a.m. We had a nice rain that has done a lot of good. Emma White & family also Cara (Guile) came to spend the p.m. There were 2 thunder showers while they were here. Had a card from Norma. Mrs. Filer & children came up.
17 Aug,Sun. Cool this a.m. Bright. Wind blows very hard.
18 Aug Mon. I canned 6 qt sweet corn & dried nearly a qt.
19 Aug Tue. Washed to day. It has rained more or less all day. I hung out clothes this p.m. Carrie, Dorothy & family came up a while late this p.m. Mostly to get eggs. Will has felt miserable all the wk so far.
20 Aug Wed. Will feels a little better. Talked with Marguerite & find that John is very bad. His mind. Wind blows very hard. I canned a few tomatoes & did numerous odd jobs. Norma, Neil Rita & Jean Bostwick called this evening.
21 Aug Thu. Will didn't feel as well and we called the Doctor. He is to keep quiet. Not walk around any. I canned 7 qt. sweet corn and some chicken at the same time. Had letters from Helen & Betty also Aunt Mary.
22 Aug Fri. Will had a real uncomfortable night, but seems better in most ways today. Cloudy, warmer. Rained or sprinkled a little. I canned 2 qt tomatoes. Made pickle et. Sent cards to the girls.
23 Aug Sat. Partly cloudy but mostly comfortable & pleasant. Will rested better last night.
24 Aug Sun. Warmer & pleasant. A perfect Fall day. I went down to Mr. Filers to take some glass as Mrs. F's brother is in hospital and the F's expect to see him this p.m. Mildred F. Came home as I was leaving and gave me some ice-cream. Will ate part of it.
25 Aug Mon. I started some corn drying and canned a few tomatoes. Will is feeling some better, but keeps real quiet.
26 Aug Tue. I washed. Mr. Lum drew the rest of the wood over that Mr. Rich cut last year. Mrs. Filer & Mrs. Gilbert were up to phone. Mr. Gray called to see Will especially.
27 Aug Wed. Carrie came up this p.m. The doctor came. . . ..
I hurt my foot. A stick of wood I was splitting flew & hit it. I phone Jessie to ask N to come over. They were coming anyway.
28 Aug Thu. My foot feels near OK. N. Picked corn and we dried it. We baked bread etc.
29 Aug Fri. Norma started about 11:30 and took a trip calling at Filers & Martins then on up the Birdsall road and made other calls. It was a lovely day. Neil called Iast evening on phone.
30 Aug Sat. Neil came and took Rita. Norma stayed till tomorrow. Looks like rain.
31 Aug Sun. Warm & sultry. We expected Leona but she did not come. Rained this p.m. Neil came for Norma about 5 o'clock. Will feels some better.

1 Sept Mon. I baked bread, canned tomatoes, etc. Mrs. filer, Gladys Mildred & Wanda called this a.m.
2 Sept Tue.I washed today. Cool. Sent a letter to Helen & girls.
Will feels some better but not quite as well today. Dug a few potatoes.
3 Sept Wed. Cool. A frost in places. Walter began drawing the hay. Drew 2 loads. I dug a few potatoes. Ironed. Tested cans for tomatoes tomorrow.
4 Sept Thu. Warm and rainy this morning early. Walter finished drawing the hay in the wagon house, and drew one load from the barn. I canned 7 qt tomatoes. Myrtle, Chas & Nancy called this p.m. I dug a few potatoes. Mamma's birthday. She would have been 91 had she lived.
5 Sept Fri. Very warm. I canned 4 qt tomatoes. Will does not seem to feel quite as well. I dug potatoes.
6 Sept Sat. Not quite as warm. Very pleasant. Rec' a letter from Leona Canavan. Dug potatoes, making at least 8 bu. I have done this week.
7 Sept Sun. Most bright but a strong wind. Moderate temp.
8 Sept Mon. Canned 11 qt tomatoes. Dug some potatoes. Went up to Mr. Lum's on an errand.
9 Sept Tue. I washed. It is very warm this a.m. Dug a few potatoes toward night. The Tiler children came up for some tomatoes (seconds).
10 Sept Wed. Dr. called to see Will. Warm again. I got a bu. of tomatoes for Marian Liete, and a bu. for Eleanor. Sen a little to Norma. Rec'd a letter from Helen also a card from Norma. We had feed delivered to-day. Walter called this a.m. And paid us $75.00 for the hay. Rained a little toward night. Sent a bu of tomatoes to Marian Leite. Paul Tillson.
11 Sept Thu. Much cooler. Partly cloudy. Paul and Eleanor came up with tomato dishes & paid for the tomatoes. I dressed 2 hens. One for us and one for the cats. Brought in tomatoes to finish ripening.
12 Sept Fri. Canned 3 qt string beans and had a busy day doing various things. We made a fence around the tomatoes. Part of them.
13 Sept Sat. Cooler. Will's birthday, and he doesn't feel very good. Norma & family were here this p.m. A while. Bro't Will birthday cake, candy, some dried herring & Bologna. I canned more string beans and had a real busy day. I brought tomatoes in to ripen. Did sat. Work.
14 Sept Sun. I had a sick headache all day. Felt better at night. Myrtle, has & Children also Willie & family called this p.m.
15 Sept Mon. Anne's 6 qts of tomatoes. Got a bu of tomatoes ready for M. Richie and sent by Mr. Lum. This p.m. I went up to Mr. Lum's to do several errands. Carrie sent in a few peaches picked at the orchards near Ithaca.
16 Sept Tue. I washed to-day. This p.m. Wrote a letter to Helen and heeled up the celery, etc. Warm to-day.
17 Sept Wed. Warm-not quite as warm. I began digging potatoes again today. Sent letters to Helen and Myrtle. Dug more potatoes during the day. Very pleasant.
18 Sept. Thu. I finished the potatoes that are ready to dig now. Sent a large 1/2 bu to tomatoes to M. Lillie. The last of her 2-1/2 bu. Got a sack of sweet corn early this a.m. For the Prindles.
29 Sept Fri. Picked corn for drying . Will husked it. Mrs. Lum and Mrs. Filer called this a.m. I decided to dig a few more potatoes ready for Eleanor as Paul was going by. Got something from the garden. A wonderful sight in the Northern Lights. Had never seen anything like it.
20 Sept. Sat. Blanched and dried the sweet corn. Made pickles and did Sat work as usual. Na's real busy. Will seems to be feeling some better. Lovely weather. The Lum's are moving to-day. Had cards from both the girls.
21 Sept Sun. Cool morning but a lovely bright day. Warm in p. M. We sat out in the yard. Mrs. Lum & Katherine & Frances came in a few minutes. They have moved to Otego.
22 Sept Mon. I washed. Very warm and bright. Will is not feeling as well. Sent a letter to Cora Guile. Her birthday is to-morrow.
23 Sept Tue. Still warm & bright mostly. Walter & his hired man came up this a.m. And did several jobs for us. Got the wood inside at the wagon house. Bro't in potatoes. Mended fence, picked apples, etc. Gladys & Esther came up at night (or late p.m.) and asked us to attend Gladys' wedding to-morrow p.m.
24 Sept Wed. Warmer & very pleasant. I went down to Mr. Filers to see about their getting some cans from M. Lillie's. We went with Mr. Tiler's people to the top of the hill where Gladys & Tom were married at 9 o'clock this p.m. The girls got flowers from here to decorate hemlock branches on the ground. It was all very pretty. I canned 3 cans of pears.
25 Sept Thu. Warm & very pleasant. But looks like rain. Walter came up late this p.m. And got 29 hens and took to Sidney to sell for us. Will has felt better for several days. I canned 4 pts string beans. Mr. Filer sent the cans up. Threatens rain.
26 Sept Fri. Warm. Threatens rain. I picked up some apples. Canned 2 pts carrots & 2 pts beets. Bro't in tomatoes , ironed and did numerous odd jobs. Cooler to-night and has cleared off. The Lum family moved back last night.
27 Sept Sat. A frost this morning. But few things seem to be hurt. Had a busy day. The usual Sat jobs. Will doesn't seem to feel as well to-day. Cool to-night. I picked a large bunch of flowers.
28 Sept Sun. Warmer this a.m. I sent a lot of flowers up to Mrs. Lum's mother as she has had an accident and is in bed. Also some vegetables & apples. A lovely day. Jessie was over a while toward night. We went down to Mrs. Sheets and took her flowers & a can of huckleberries.
29 Sept Mon. Cold. But cloudy & the wind blows so no frost. I washed. We caught 4 hens for Carrie and she came up for them this p.m. We are getting ready for a frost as it is cold & clearing. I rode down to Mr. Filers to do some errands. Took some flowers.
30 Sept Tue. Quite a freeze. About 25 this a.m. Sent a letter to N. Went up to Mr. Lem's to get him to pick apples (snow) (snow apples).. I finished digging potatoes except the small ones planted in late. Threatens rain. Cool. Cloudy, damp. Mr. Lum and Ira helped carry stuff from the garden so it can be dragged.


1 Oct Wed. Warmer. I dug a few more potatoes. The last. Mr. Lum came down & dragged the garden & they sewed rye in it. Norma & Mrs. Adams came over a while this p.m. N. brought me a comb & a box of candy for my birth-day. I had several cards & letters. Baked cookies and gave Ira Lum some & fruit for his birthday.
2 Oct Thu. Still warm. I went up to Mr. Lum's to get him to pick the Spy Apples. We had a nice lot. I made beet relish. We emptied some of the grain.
3 Oct Fri. Rained during the night and has rained nearly all day. Not hard. John came over this p.m. Had a letter from Helen enclosing birthday card. I canned 5 qt tomatoes finishing the canned stuff for Gladys.
4 Oct Sat. Warm. Partly cloudy but no rain I believe. Had a busy day. Saturday work. Cleaning coops, etc.
5 Oct Sun. Warmer. Nearly 80 degrees in middle of the day. I wrote to Helen. We read & rested all day. Threatened rain and did rain a little.
6 Oct Mon. Warmer. Mostly bright. I sent letters to Helen & Norma. Rec'd card from Richmond saying they have a baby girl born Oct 13. Helen & Baby OK. Philip is 19 mo. old today.
7 Oct Tue. Still warmer. Mostly bright. A short shower soon after noon. Am canning a few tomatoes, grapes, getting potatoes in cellar etc. etc. Sent card to Norma about the baby and did some phoning. Will pulled a few glad builds. Our springs are both low. I went down to Mr Filers to ask him to come up & do work on chimney. Thunder showers this evening.
8 Oct Wed. Cool. Wind blows, and it is cloudy. I gathered grapes. Finished getting Gladys & put them in wagon house. Covered celery as it is cold. Chad a card from Betty & Miss Reisler. Went down to Mr. Filers early to let Mr. F. Know will did not feeling like working at chimney.
9 Oct Thu. Not as cold and quite a pleasant day. I worked out side nearly all day. Gathered the dahlia bulbs, picked up some apples, gathered flower seeds & beet & carrots. Rec'd a letter from Helen telling about the baby etc. Will isn't feeling as well. Mrs. Filer came up early to see how Will is.
10 Oct Fri. Sent a letter to N about H. We killed a pullet and the rooster chickens as both were lame. I dressed them. Cold.
11 Oct Sat. Cold. Windy. I canned the chickens. Got the apples down cellar. Sat. work as usual. Bro't in dahlias also pumpkins.
12 Oct Sun. Wind in S. Not as cold as expected. Partly cloudy. Rained a little.
13 Oct Mon. I washed. A lovely day. Glad B came up early to-day to say her father could do the work on the chimney. He came at 10:30. We cleaned chimney stove etc. Warm to-night. Seems like rain. Will feels better.
14 Oct Tue. Rainy this a.m. And has rained by spells all day. Sent letter to Eunice & Winnie. We gathered some celery before the rain. Ironed. Started sweet pickles and did various odd jobs.
15 Oct Wed. Mild. Cloudy A slight frost. I gathered more celery. We plan to leave the rest out a while longer. Had a letter from Norma. Card from Carrie Roshirt. We put up 6 bu potatoes that we have.
16 Oct Thu. I gathered most of the celery. I made pies for the harvest supper tonight. Paul came up for them and got the potatoes 7 bu. I went down to Mr. Tiler to see about getting the boys to clean hen house to-morrow. Very cold to-night. I phoned the doctor to come up and he came this p.m.
17 Oct Fri. Coldest morning we have had. About 26 degrees. The Filer boys came up and cleaned the hen house and split some wood. I helped some. Washed windows at hen house.
18 Oct Sat. Cloudy & has rained a little. Had a letter from Helen. Baby's name is Joan Marie. Carrie, Emily & Freddie were up a while this p.m. The Filer boys came up and split wood an hour. Sent birthday card to Minnie
19 Oct Sun. Cloudy this a.m. But cleared off. Very little rain. Water is low in the spring here.
20 Oct Mon. I washed. A lovely bright day. Mild. Sent a letter to Helen. Killed & dressed a hen this evening.
21 Oct Tue. Cloudy. Warm. Rained a little this p.m. Sent a letter to Norma. Cleaned chimney of living room. Canned a couple qts of tomatoes- the last I think. Dressed a hen for canning.
22 Oct Wed. Mostly bright. Warm. I dressed another hen. Did some work at hen house painting roosts as Will isn't able to do much. Had a letter from Eunice.
23 Oct Thu. A bad day. Stormy by spells. The Lum children came down in evening and we got the pulleys in the hen house. Marked their legs with bands. Canned three hens which I've been getting ready.
24 Oct Fri. Cleaned the front room except curtains & Windows. Mr. Lum plowed a piece of ground for potatoes next year. Jessie came in a while this morning. She asked if we could consider going there for the Winter. We cannot. Will is not a bit good now.
25 Oct Sat. The Filer boys came up also Wanda & split wood 1:1/2 hr this ps.m. Baked & did usual Sat work. Had a letter from Norma. Partly cloudy and cold and unpleasant.
26 Oct Sun. Coldest morning we have had I think. 22 degrees. Partly cloudy. Wind is S. Will doesn't feel at all good. Wrote to Leona Canavan.
27 Oct Mon. Cloudy this am.m. I washed but it has rained this p.m. So clothes did not dry. Rec'd a letter from Helen. Sent a letter to Leona.
28 Oct Tue. Cold. Partly cloudy. I made a start cleaning my bed room. Ira stopped and helped a while. We gathered cabbage, etc. We ordered a new dry battery for radio and it was sent to G- (ville). Grant bro't it up.
29 Oct Wed. The coldest morning we have had. 19 degrees when I looked. I ironed, washed & ironed my bedroom curtains. Etc. Had a letter from Leona saying she wanted the kittens. Ira stopped and helped about gathering garden things and wheeled in wood. The doctor called. Will had a very good day for him.
30 Oct Thu. The wind has changed to S. Not nearly as cold but cloudy & unpleasant. I started filling up the hatching also cleaned lots. Finished cleaning my bedroom. Mr. Lum came down split wood.
31 Oct Fri. Richmond & the girls went over to Margarets and the girls stayed. Willy Barber & family called this evening. Rained some during the day. Rained ruling the night.


1 Nov Sat. Helen & family left for Otego late this p.m. Will & I finished filling up the hatchway. We had a thunder shower this evening.
2 Nov Sun. Rather mild. Cloudy. The spring is filled up. Also the one at hen house.
3 Nov Mon. I washed. Cloudy not a good day to dry clothes. I cleaned the floors this p m.
4 Nov Tue. A hard frost. I worked out side all the afternoon. Let the chickens out for the first. France's helped me get them.
5 Nov Wed. Mr. Filer brought up their wooden rake and I raked up the leaves and put them in places to use for banking. It is an Indian Summer day. Warm & pleasant mostly. Walter drew 2 loads of hay.
6 Nov Thu. I put straw & leaves on the perennials this a.m. It began raining about 11 o'clock. I went down to Mr. Filers to deliver a message for Esther. Walter came for the last load of hay. Thinks there will be 10 or 11 tons.
7 Nov Fri. I washed and ironed curtains and did the ironing. Washed Windows in front rooms, kitchen & our room. Cooler. Had a letter from Norma. Will had a poor day.
8 Nov Sat. Mrs.s Filer came up to see if we wanted the boys to work. They came up in p.m. Gathered turnip. Put some banking around the house and split & wheeled I wood. I cleaned the windows in living room & paint around them besides doing Sat work. Will felt better. Walked down to garden & out to wagon house.
9 Nov Sun. Fair. Some cooler. About 26 degrees. Norma & family called. Their dog was left here.
10 Nov Mon. I washed. Not a real good day for drying. I dressed a pullet that was lame.
11 Nov Tue. I went up to Lum's to get him to bank the house. The Filer boys came up & split & wheeled out wood as it is a holiday. Neil & Norma came over this evening after the dog. Snow flurries occasionally.
12 Nov Wed. Still flurries of snow. I washed the paint in livingroom and patched the kitchen chimney (paper) also some other jobs in papering.
13 Nov Thu. Mostly cloudy, Not quite as cold, I cleaned the cupboard in dining room.
14 Nov Fri. Cloudy. Warmer. I did some work outside this a.m. Cleaned kitchen cupboards. Mrs. Filer came up to do some phoning about thrashing. Mr. Lum came down and split wood.
15 Nov Sat. Warmer & pleasant. Indian Summer weather. The filer boys came up and split wood also banked the hen house and helped me put up curtains in the wagon house. Rec'd a letter from Helen a paper telling of the death of Carrie Young recently.
16 Nov Sun. A nice forenoon but clouded up and stormed a little. Cooler & wind blew. Stormed some toward night. I wrote a letter to Helen. Solon Benedict called a few minutes.
17 Nov Mon. I washed. Quite a cold morning. About 15 degrees above. Will has felt a LITTLE better for several days. He went up to the hen house this p.m. Killed & dressed 2 hens for Thanksgiving dinner.
18 Nov Tue. I ironed, cleaned & stuff. Fed the hens, etc.
19 Nov Wed. Steamed the fowls, baked nut bread, white bread, oatmeal cookies. Cleaned some of the rooms.Norma & Rita came over this evening.
20 Nov Thu.. Thanksgiving Day. Neil, Alicia & Mr. Leonards came. We had a pleasant time. Norma brought some things for dinner. Pies and all. Dressing, candy, cranial berries, oysters which she escalopes.
21 Nov Fri.. Mrs. Adams came for N & the girls this p.m. Colder. Storms some.
22 Nov Sat. Milder. I worked all p.m. Banking hen house & doing little out door jobs. Quite pleasant.
23 Nov Sun. Stormed in the night. Snow Cold. Wind blows. Fay Lent committed suicide by monoxide gas Lat evening. He had not been well for some time.
24 Nov Mon. I did not wash. It was stormy by spells. I finished cutting out my dress in p.m. Did numerous odd jobs.
25 Nov Tue. I washed. Pleasant. Cold. I worked up stairs and did some work at hen hours.
26 Nov Wed. Mostly cloudy. I did odd jobs and a little out door work. Sent a birthday letter to Mary also a pkg of things they left here. John H. & family were here.
27 Nov Thu. Cloudy. Some warmer. I wheeled in some wood from wagon house. Ironed this a.m. Worked out side a little.
28 Nov Fri. Warm during the day. I went down to Mr Filers to take some hulled corn. Cold to-night. Will isn't feeling at all good.
29 Nov Sat. Warmer tho' froze early last evening. Very pleasant today. Have asked Walter & Carrie up to dinner to-morrow.
30 Nov Sun. Walter & Carrie came up to dinner after church. Cold, stormed a little.


1 Dec Mon. I washed. Wheeled out a little wood and put straw on the pine tree. Mrs. Filer was up about noon and brought some fresh pork & liver. Rec'd a letter from H and card from Norma. We ordered our winters feed.
2 Dec Tue. I ironed. Got a order about ready to send to Ward. Part of our feed came. Mrs. Filer & Luella came up a minute. Bro't a pig head for me to clean.
3 Dec Wed. Warmer. Mostly cloudy. I spent some time getting the pig's head ready to scrape. Emptied the feed. Sent a letter to N and an order to Ward's for workshop-oil & Christmas things.
4 Dec Thu. It was a warm, bright lovely day. I went over to the pasture and dad got evergreens for Christmas wreaths. I rolled one of the barrels that had been at the edge of the meadow over to use for chicken feed. After school Ira helped and we brought over 2 more.
5 Dec Fri. Mrs. Filer came up this p.m. And brought a half pig's head that Luella sent. I started work on it at once, the weather is so warm. I made the head cheese of Mrs. Filer's to-day.
6 Dec Sat. Some colder and little stormy & cloudy, not pleasant. Gladys & Tom stopped for some plants I had for Gladys. Carl came up this p.m. For the head cheese & some hulled corn. I cooked the other 1/2 head.
7 Dec Sun. Much cold. About 12 degrees. Snowed some during the night. So the ground is white this morning. Japan opened war on U.S. this p.m on both air & water. At Honolulu and Pearl Harbor. We listened during the evening radio news.
8 Dec Mon. Not quite as cold. Bright this a.m. Cloudy later in the day. I did not wash but finished head cheese and did some odd jobs. Had.a letter from N. Mailed one to Helen. The president spoke at 12 o'clock. War is declared on Japan.
9 Dec Tue. I washed. Rather cool out. Stormed some.
10 Dec Wed. Colder. Partly cloudy. Stormy at times. I did some extra washing also odd jobs.
11 Dec Thu. Will did not feel as well. Had a severe pain in his back. So we called the doctor. He also gave medicine to use as I have some cold & cough. Coldest morning we have had. Mrs. Filer came up to-night.
12 Dec Fri. Will isn't feeling as well and I have a cold & cough. I made 4 Christmas wreaths this p.m.
13 Dec Sat. old this morning. Stormy. First rain, then snow. Ira & Catherine came down and drew wood in from the wagon house. Have it nearly all drawn.
14 Dec Sun. Cold, mostly cloudy. Will has had a miserable day.
15 Dec Mon. Will was much worse and we called the doctor at 10 p.m. He came and gave Will a hypo. I called Carrie and she came up and stayed with me, us, all night.
16 Dec Tue. I called Norma and she came up at noon. C. Went home with Neil. I mean Neil took Carrie home.
17 Dec Wed. Norma stayed till Fri. Then went back home and Carrie came up & stayed till Mon night. Will is failing fast. Is suffering a great deal. We call the doctor to give him a hypo when necessary. He will have to take them as long as he lives.
18 Dec Thu. Will just failing.
19 Dec Fri. I could not keep this up, but now it is just a question of time.
20 Dec Sat. Am not keeping this up.
21 Dec Sun. Carrie & I were alone with Will. He had such a bad night.
22 Dec Mon. Walter came up and stayed with N and I. Called doctor at 7:30 a.m.
23 Dec Tue. Paul & Eleanor came up to stay with us as Will was so bad. We called Dr. At 12:00 midnight. He came & gave hypo. Will passed away at 3:20.
24 Dec Wed. Mr. Sloan came up & took Will's body as Paul Munson was away. I rested to a.m. Carrie & Walter called. Orrin too & others. Mr. Grain called late.
25 Dec Thu. Christmas Day. Paul Munson came up and N & I went to G with him to select a casket. Mr. L & Rolland called. Grant & Mildred. Wm Thom, Mrs. Filer, Mildred Filer. N went home to night.
26 Dec - Dec 31. No entries.

END OF 1941 DIARY

1943 COPY of DIARY of NELLIE CONVERSE CARR, Age 65, 66

1 Jan Fri. Snowed some during a.m. Rita called on 'phone and asked me to come down to dinner. I had planned to go this p.m. Amasa came up and took us down, then went on to Sidney later for Chas & family who were here to dinner. Later he took them to depot to take the train to Rhinebeck. Amasa drove around for me to-night. Norma made ice cream, and we had a nice dinner. I made 4 bibs for Helen's little folks to-night. Fire alarm. Fake alarm to-nights
2 Jan Sat. Snowed some this a.m. We made head cheese and had a busy day. Jessie & Amasa went up to the observation post, as usual this evening. Muriel Eldridge was hurt while riding down hill, so they called a doctor. Two teeth broken, and a slight concussion. Had a letter from Anna Ireland, also card from Nina B.
3 Jan Sun. Amasa & Jessie went to S.S. & church. In the afternoon they took a long walk. Saw five deer. I wrote to Eunice, also Helen & the girls. Got the bibs wrapped and relay to mail. Pauline was down a few minutes this evening. Muriel is getting along very well.
4 Jan Mon. Warm this morning. Snowed during the forenoon. Windy by spells. Colder toward night. Norma called from Dr. Smiths. She tho't it very cold & windy. Jessie washed. finished drying clothes in house. I worked at Helen's pillow cases this evening. (Trimming).
5 Jan Tue. It has been quite a cold day. Windy down town. Jessie went down and made calls at Mrs. Youngs. Mrs. Noxon's & Ethel Connelly's. Snowed by spells this p.m.
6 Jan Wed. 10 Degrees. It warmed up during the day. Was about 20 degrees this p.m.Jessie took me down to Main St. And I went down to Norma's and stayed till evening. Then went with N. & Rita to the evening service (evangelistic). Miss Brainard & Miss Geiger are conducting. Amasa stopped on his way up from Sidney for me. When I got to Norma's she was not there, so I called at Mrs Pearce's a while. It is -10 this evening. A nice winter night.
7 Jan Thu. Zero Jessie & Amasa went down to the meeting at the church to-night. Cold evening. Zero to-night. I made out an order to Wards (Montgomery Wards. AP) to-night.
8 Jan Fri. Pleasant but did not warm up very much. It's below zero this evening. I worked on a quilt this p.m. Sewed lining pieces together, also top. Jessie walked down to U. Late this p.m. She and Amasa attended the meeting this evening.
9 Jan Sat. 17 degrees. Amasa took me down as far as Main St. At 6:15 when he went to the Ob. Post. I went to Norma's and went with them to the meeting. Stayed overnight.
10 Jan Sun. Not as cold. I went to S.S. And church. Norma & the girls went to church also. We all went to meeting this evening. Jessie came down to the evening meeting, and I came back with her. Chas & family came up to church then on up here to dinner. Helen & Richmond stopped a minute at Norma's to leave a pr of arctics for me.
11 Jan Mon. --
12 Jan Tue. Mrs. Melick called this morning. Some below freezing. Stormed by spells.
13 Jan Wed. Rec'd a letter from Helen today. Jessie & I went down to the meeting. (Also Muriel & Roger). Helen came to Norma's this p.m with Betty, Philip & Joan. They went to the doctor's office, then came over to the meeting. I stayed down till about eleven o'clock. Amasa drove down for me.
14 Jan Thu. Received p'kg from Ward. shoes, etc. Jessie went down st. This p.m. she & A went to Sidney. Amasa & I went down to the meeting this evening. It was parents' night. Muriel rode back with us. There was a black out coming on as Miss Brainard was about to begin her sermon. She went on with it as usual. At the close of the meeting, all who had lately been converted, as well as church members were asked to come forward.
15 Jun Fri. Jessie & Amasa went to the meeting to night.
16 Jan Sat. 27 degrees. Snowed urging the night. Was up to 44 degrees to day. Jessie went to the post. I rode down with her and went to Mary Clifford's until it was time to go to the church. Jessie came to the church for Muriel & I.
17 Jan Sun. About freezing. Jessie went down to S.S. & church. Amasa stopped for her and they went to Sidney, Amasa to see the doctor as he has a cold. They stayed down to Chas for dinner. Jessie & I went to church service, which is the last meeting. Jessie took Norma and the girls part of the way home. It is very icey. I wrote to Carrie.
18 Jan. Mon. About freezing. I finished some bibs, etc I've been making for Helen's children and got them ready to send to-morrow. Very icy. I washed or rather did the washing for the first time, alone. We dried the clothes inside, as it wasn't a a drying time.
19 Jan Tue. Still about freezing this a.m. Stormed some. colder to-night. We put a quilt on this p.m. One I have planned to make for Helen. I have made quite a start on it to-day. Sent Helen's p'kg today.
20 Jan Wed. 2 degrees. Jessie went up to the post, then down to an all-day Missionary Meeting at Mrs. Williams. I finished tying the quilt this evening. Sent a letter to Anna Ireland today.
21 Jan Thu. Cold all day. Stayed around 4 degrees much of the p.m. Jessie & Amasa went to prayer meeting this evening. I suppose Norma went to Oneonta to day to spend the day at Uncle Geo. Gadsby's.
22 Jan Fri. About zero. Not as cold as Yesterday. Jessie & Amasa went to a concert at which Margaret Speaks sings.
23 Jan Sat. I rode down with Amasa when he went to the Ob. Post, and stayed at Norma's while he was at the post. He drove around for me. It is about freezing and very icy traveling. Jessie & Amasa attended Mrs. Judson's funeral this afternoon.
24 Jan Sun. A little above freezing. Amasa and I went to church & S.S. I wrote to Helen. Also to Violet Myers. Amasa & J took a walk this p.m.
25 Jan Mon. 26 degrees. Cloudy and mild. Was above freezing all day. Amasa & Jessie went down to Chas. This evening. Rec'd a letter from Helen. The little folks have been sick with stomach troubles but are better.
26 Jan Tue. Colder to-day. Percy Edwards called this evening.
27 Jan Wed. Katherine Bostwick called this a.m. Mrs. Jones isn't very good and hasn't been since she left here Dec. 24. Amasa & Jessie went up to the Harry McLaughlin's to supper at 5 o'clock. Jessie rode down with Mr. Strobe and walked up. Amasa driving up later.
28 Jan Thu. Began snowing this a.m. And has snowed several inches. I am making a slip for Betty.
29 Jan Fri. Warmed up considerably to-day. This p.m. I walked down town. Called at Rosa Harrison's, then went to Norma's. Amasa drove around for me at night. I worked a while with Jessie on the hooked rug this evening.
30 Jan Sat. Been snowing this a.m. And snowed till after noon a while. Amasa shoveled paths. Rec'd a letter from Carrie.
31 Jan Sun. Jessie & I went to church and S.S. J & A took a walk this p.m. Saw several deer.

1 Feb Mon. J & A went to Sidney this a.m and Oneonta this p.m. Sent a letter to Carrie.
2 Feb Tue. The sun has shone part of the time- tho it has snowed some. Rec'd a card from Carrie saying Cora Guile has pleurisy. She has been in the hospital for several days & has had a operation.
3 Feb Wed. I walked down to Norma's but did not find her at home. Stopped on my way down to Mrs. Murphy's to see about her making a hdkf. (Handkerchief. AP). Called at Mrs. Allen's in the other part of the house as Mrs. M wasn't there at first. A & J went down town this even. J to the W club and A to the office I think. Warmer & pleasant this evening.
4 Feb Thu. Rained this evening and has been mild all day. I have worked on Jessie's rug some to-day. Jessie and I went to prayer meeting to-night.
5 Feb Fri. Bright..
6 Feb Sat. Rainy during the a.m. And the temp was at about freezing. Rec'd a call from Myrtle Vroman saying that her father died in his sleep yesterday a.m. Phoned to Norma telling her about it.
7 Feb. Sun. Amasa & I went to S.S. & church. I went home with Norma and spent the p.m. Amasa took us up to Norma's as it is real icy. I walked up about 5 o'clock. It had snowed quite a little and the walking wasn't bad.
8 Feb Mon, 9 Feb Tue. --
10 Feb. Wed. Amasa & Jessie went to Cooperstown to-day. Jessie talked to the Women's Club about hooked rugs. She took the new one she has been making as well as others. The Rotarians had a supper at the hotel here, and A & J stopped to it. Lois bro't Carolyn up and she stayed here while they were at the supper. It rained a little this p.m. But cleared off later. Has been a fairly good day.
11 Feb Wed. Rained a while this a.m. Then turned to snow. Snowed several inches. Cold. Tonight.
12 Feb Thu. I walked down to Norma's this p.m. Stopped at Mrs. Murphy's for a h'k'f'k she has made for me. It was rather cold, and quite icy, but I got along all right. Amasa went to Utica on business for the Co. Twelve years ago today Will and I moved down into the little house. It is Fred Carr's birthday also. I believe he was born in 1892.
13 Feb Sat. --
14 Feb Sun. Amasa & Jessie went to church. Helen and Norma came up this p.m. And I went down to Norma's with them for a while. Helen brought me home. She wants me to come up and help them a few days. Expect to go Sat. Next. I wrote a letter to Alice Wood who is laid up with a broken shoulder. Much colder this p.m. And evening..
15 Feb Mon. Has been a very cold day. Not much, if any, above zero all day. Amasa is not feeling well. He and Jessie went to Sidney a while this p.m. And he went to see the doctor.
16 Feb Tue. It warmed up today. Still is a little below zero to-night. Rec'd a card from Carrie saying that Will Kilsby died Sunday.
17 Feb Wed. Some above zero this a.m. Has stormed very little. Jessie went to the Missionary Meeting this p.m. Made some calls and rode back up with Amasa. I made an apron for Norma this evening. Had a letter & card from Myrtle.
18 Feb Thu. It warmed up some during the day. Was 22 degrees this a.m. Wrote.a letter to Minnie Kilsby to night. Have some things packed ready to go to Helen's Sat.
19 Feb Fri. Above zero this a.m. And grew warmer. I rode down with Amasa to Dr. Friedman's office this p.m. I let him examine the growth that has been in my side for several years--and which has troubled a little lately. It is a tumor called "lipoma" and will not be worse. Nothing to worry about. I went to Norma's. Helped her with cleaning floors as she wasn't feeling well. I called at Rosa Harrison's as she isn't well. Rode up with Mrs. Strobe K. Tonight went with Amasa & Jesse to a firemen's banquet. Norma, Neil and Rita went and we all had quite a good time. It is quite spring like.
20 Feb Sat. Richmond came for me late this a.m. We stopped at Norma's a few minutes. Helen went to work at Sidney after being home since Mon.
21 Feb Mon. Helen & I went to church this a.m. It is warm and bright. Above freezing. I went over to Mr. Alta Terry's and called this p.m. Mary & I went to church this evening.
22 Feb Tue. It has been a lovely bright day. Mrs. Daniels washed. I hung out. I sent a letter to Carrie also Jessie.
23 Feb Wed. --
24 Feb Thu. Still mild. Richmond, Helen, the little folks & I went over to G-ville this a.m. We called at Nina Sargents & called at Sam Musson's to see about fire insurance. A little cooler to-night.
25 Feb Fri. Walter stopped for me this p.m. I am going over to supper and stay over night. It is their 45th wedding anniversary. Rainy.
26 Feb Sat. Helen & I went down to the school house to get our war ration book (2) early this a.m. Rec'd a card from Norma. Betty went to the young peoples' meeting at Mr. McPherson's. Colder today, tho' not very cold. 15 degrees this a.m.

1 Mar Mon. To 5 Mar --
6 Mar Sat. Philip is 3 years old to-day. Helen and family went to Oneonta to-day. I went too and took Joan and went to Myrtles. Were there to dinner
7 Mar Sun. Mary & I went to church this morning. It is very icy and cold. H & R both worked to-day.
8 Mar Mon to 13 Mar. --
14 Mar Sun. Helen & Rich. Went to church this a.m. I went this morning , also evening.
15 Mar Mon.--
16 Mar Tue. We had planned to go to Unadilla to get my things but Rich is about sick with a cold and sore throat.
17 Mar Wed. R did not work.
18 Mar Thu. R did not work.
19 Mar Fri. R. Better. Went to work.
20 Mar Sat. A lovely spring like day. Robins are in evidence.
21 Mar Sun. H & R worked today. I went to church morning & evening.
22 Mar Mon, 23 Mar Tue. --
24 Mar Wed. We went to Unadilla today. Went up to Teed's for my things. (H & I). Rich loaded up things (furniture) in his trailer. I stayed with the little ones at N while H & R went to their work, and all came home this evening.
25 Mar Thu. --
26 Mar Fri. I sowed tomato & pepper seeds today.
27 Mar Sat. --
28 Mar Sun. H & R did not work. Helen has not been very well so did not go to church. R. Did in the a.m. I went to church both morning & evening. Mary went with me both times.
29 Mar Mon. A lovely day tho' cool.
30 Mar Tue. Will Wright's funeral was held today at Unadilla. R & H went early to work and attended the funeral first, as it was at 1 o'clock . Frank went also. It snowed during the night and has been cold & dark and has rained some. Norma's 31st birthday.
31 Mar Wed.. --

1 Apr Thu. 2, 3 Apr---
4 Apr Sun. I went to church both a.m and evening. Betty went too in the evening. H & R did not work to-day and they went to church. I stayed for S.S and enjoyed it very much. Mrs. Redington is the teacher.
5 Apr Mon. Helen was very sick so couldn't work to-day. Cold & windy & stormy by spells. Betty was sick too. Both feel better to-night.
6 Apr Tue. Helen went to work. Rec'd letter from Jessie, also Walter Myers.
7 Apr Wed. I went with Betty to the dentist's to-night. We have an appointment for her to morrow night after school at 4:00. Rec'd a p'kg of maple sugar from Carrie to-day.
8 Apr Thu. Betty & I went to the dentists at 4:00. She had her teeth cleaned & one filling put in. Has an appointment for Tues at 3:30.
9 Apr Fri. Mrs. Daniels has been sick for the past few days and had the Dr. Come to-day. He thinks she has erysipelas. Has been warmer this p.m. Than it has been for several days.
10 Apr Sat. --
11 Apr Sun. I did not go to church as I feel tired, and Helen was disturbed by Joan, etc.
In the afternoon H & family went over to Alice's and stayed till evening. I had a nice rest. Wrote letters and sorted over some of my things in my room.
12 Apr Mon. --
13 Apr Tues. Richmond went over to the Musson's to get seed potatoes to-day and H & I and the little folks went too. H went to Theresa's & I stayed at Eleanor's. Anna Ireland came up on the 3 o'clock bus and stayed till the 6 o'clock bus. It has been a storm day. Rain mostly.
14 Apr Wed. --
15 Apr Thu. The Norwegian singers, Eiven Bjorstad gave a concert in the Central School this even. Helen left at 7 o'clock in Sidney and came back to attend, getting Norma as she came along. N stayed over night but left on a bus about 10 Friday a.m.
16 Apr Fri, 17 Apr Sat.--
18 Apr Sun. I went to church this a.m. And Mary & I went this evening. I went over to Leona's a while this p.m. And she & Miss Hathaway walked up town with us. I called at Thos. Porter's. had a nice visit with them. H & R worked.
19 Apr Mon. Helen was sick with a grip cold and did not work today. Was in bed about all day. Jessie called on her way home from Presbytery. She brought my hat that I left there, when I left there.
20 Apr Tue. Helen felt some better but not able to work.
21 Apr Wed. Helen went to the doctor for medicine to-day and feels quite a lot better to-night. Alicia came up on the afternoon bus to stay a couple of nights. The three girls went to prayer meeting to-night.
22 Apr Thu. Helen went to work today. Rich is about sick but went to work. Mary came home at noon about sick so did not go to school this p.m. Betty & Alicia went to young people's meeting this evening.
23 Apr Fri. Alicia went home this a.m. Mary feels some better but did not go to school. Betty went to a movie to-night.
24 Apr Sat. Helen did not feel as well and did not go to work today. I have a cold too, and have not been feeling very good.
25 Apr Sun. not a very pleasant day. I did not feel like going to church either morning or evening. Helen went this evening. Betty was baptized this evening.
26 Apr Mon, 27 Apr Tue. --
28 Apr Wed. Helen started cleaning the clothes press. Has part of the paper on. It is cool. I do not feel very well yet.
29 Apr Thu. We finished papering the clothes press. It's warm and I feel some better to-day. Had a card from Norma asking the girls to come there next wk when they have Easter Vacation.
30 Apr Fri. Rita came up on a bus about 7 o'clock to stay a couple of days. H & R went to Oneonta this a.m. It was a very rainy morning.

1 May Sat. Below freezing this a.m. A cold disagreeable day.
2 May Sun. Rita went home and Betty with her. They rode with R & H. Not quite as cold. I did not go to church as I did not feel like getting ready.
3 May Mon. School vacation this week.
4 May Tue, Helen, the children & I went over to their place and got dandelion greens. Mary went with H. & R as far as Norma's for a visit. Betty came home on the bus about 3:30. Norma rode with Earnest Pierce & wife and called here while they went to Oneonta.
5 May Wed. --
6 May Thu. Mary came home on the after noon bus. Helen, Betty the little folks and I went over to their place and put in a few seeds this a.m. Mrs. Mabel Baily called this afternoon.
7 May Fri. Dillwin was over and Betty went home with him to stay till Sunday. We went over to the new place and got quite a few dandelion greens. In the p.m. I cleaned & washed them.
8 May Sat. I canned the greens. Had 3-1/2 qts. I did not feel well, but am better to-night.
9 May Sun. I went to church this a.m. This afternoon called at Mrs. Terry's and Leona's. Joan went too. Helen & the other children went over to their place. Philip was sick and went up and stayed with the folks up stairs while we went over to the farm. We got some rhubarb, bleeding heart, sweet violets & lilies. Some one had been there and picked the daffodils--most of them.
10 May Mon to 12 May --
13 May Thu. Mary, Philip & I went over across the river to the new place and got dandelion greens. it sprinkled and we were not gone long but had a fair lot of them. Mary helped me clean them for canning.
14 May Fri. Helen went over and set out some perennials that we got over at the farm. It has been quite pleasant. Cool to-night.
15 May Sat. Helen & I went over to the farm to take dinners for Rich & the children who were over there planting potatoes. I got a few dandelion greens.
16 May Sun. I did not go to church as everyone slept late and I seem to be busy. It has been cloudy, threatening rain, but hasn't rained. Mary & I went to church this evening. Mr. McPhersosn is sick. Mr. Decker from Fly Creek conducted the meeting. Several others came with him. There were several vocal selections.
17 May Mon. Helen. & I went over to their place and set some plants that she got over on the hill this a.m. We got greens over there too. I dropped the boiler on my foot this a.m. And haven't been able to step on it this p.m. I looked the greens over and got them ready to can.
18 May Tue. --
19 May Wed. Mr. Lower the Pres. Minister called this p.m. We are having a good deal of rain. Rains about every day. Rec'd a letter from Carrie, card from Norma, and letter from Mrs. Butler.
20 May Thu. --
21 May Fri. Rainy this morning. I washed but could not get clothes out. R & H the little ones & I went to Unadilla. We took some things for dinner and stayed as long as we could and got back in time for R & H to start work. Rainy this evening.
22 May Sat. --
23 May Sun. Betty & I went to church this a.m. And Helen & I this evening. Mrs. Burly son & daughter called this p.m. And we went over to the place.
24 May Mon. It has been a fine day with no rain.
25 May Tue. Helen went over to their place and put in peas and other garden stuff. It has threatened rain but we had had none here.
26 May Wed. To 28 May Fri. --
29 May Sat. Rich & his father went over to the farm and put in some more potatoes today. No rain to-day.
30 May Sun. Helen & I went to church this a.m. Heard a Jewish evangelist. Very good too. This evening, Union Mem. Service in Baptist church. Mr. Adams, preaching. A lovely day. Mrs. Hunt called and went with us to the cemetery. We saw the parade and there was music & a speaker. Mr. Moore from Oneonta.
31 May Mon. --

1 Jun Tue. ( Gma wrote today and the next 3 days a week later in the diary and marked it that way. AP). A very bad thunder shower between 5 & 6 and rain later in evening. The wind did considerable damage on trees & wires and lights were off.
2 Jun Wed. --
3 Jun Thu. Very warm to-day. Had intended to go over to Carrie's for week end but there is a ban on pleasure driving so I wrote her I could not go. She got my card and called on phone at the Bump's. I went over and talked with her.
4 Jun Fri. Still very warm.
5 Jun Sat. Some cooler after a shower this evening.
6 Jun Sun. Cool this a.m. Mary & I went to church. A former minister Mr. Mosha preached. I stayed to S.S.
7 Jun Mon to 11 Jun. --
12 Jun Sat. Quite warm to-day. Mary & I set out some cabbage plants to-night.
13 Jun Sun. I went to church this a.m. This afternoon went over to Leona's and we went down to Mrs. Baileys making a long call. Helen & the children took their lunch and went over to the place. Rich was over there to work. Warm this a.m. But seems some cooler to-night.
14 Jun Mon. Mary & I set out cauliflower plants (also pepper) to-night. Quite warm. Rained (or 1sprinkled ) a very little.
15 Jun Tue. Mary & I started a flower bed to-night. It has been warm today. Threatening rain. Rich cultivated potatoes on the farm. H drove over after him as he left the tractor over there. She bro't home a nice lot of asparagus.
16 Jun Wed. Not as warm today. I put in more flower seeds to-night quite cool to-night.
17 Jun Thu. Helen & I went over to their farm and took tomato plants and worked a very short time. This p.m late, Mary & I walked over and worked a while. Set out a few tomato plants and hoed peas. There was a thunder shower. We started home and Mr. Wilber overtook us and we rode with him. He bro't us home
18 Jun Fri. Some cooler. Mary & I went over to the farm and worked again. Mary came back early. I stayed quite late. Frank was over there, and overtook me on my way home, so I did not have to walk all the way. We set out more tomato plants. Sowed beet seed.
19 Jun Sat. Warmer today. Mary & I went over again to-night. Finished hoeing the garden by the barn & set out quite a few tomato plants.
20 Jun Sun. -- 21, 22 --
23 Jun Wed. Still warm.
24 Jun Thu. Mary & I went over at 5:30 and worked in the garden. It was cool, but turned out to be a HOT day. We went over again to-night. Rode over when Frank went over to milk. We finished setting out tomato plants. Over 80. Put in parsnips seed, & onion sets.
25 Jun Fri. Very warm.
26 Jun Sat. Warm. I started for Norma's on the bus that leaves about 6:00. There was a thunder shower which didn't amount to much just as Mary & I started for the bus station. It rained some too after I reached Unadilla.
27 Jun.Sun. Norma & I went to church. I went home with J & Amasa to dinner and Carrie & Walter, Emily & children were there also. It is still warm. I called at Mrs. Jones on my way back to Norma's. Called at Rosa Harrrison's. N went to C.E. (Christian Endeavor. AP). Meeting but came over to the Harrison a minute. We went down to Brion's store to find out when the early bus leaves in a.m. Had ice-cream.
28 Jun Mon. I took the early bus at 8:47. Norma went down with me. They were just finishing washing when I got up here.
29 Jun Tue, 30 Jun Wed.. --

1 Jul Thur. Mary & I rode over with Frank when he went to milk and hoed & weeded most of the garden. Got a mess of peas.
2 Jul Fri, 3 Jul Sat. --
4 Jul Sun. I did not got to church as I did not feel very well and that seemed to be quite a lot to do, getting Betty ready etc. Helen worked today.
5 Jul Mon. Mary & I transplanted the celery plants this p.m. Frank set out the large celery plants after a nice rain during the night. Betty started for Montrose to a young people's Bible Conference to be gone all the week.
6 Jul Tue. I worked in the flower bed to night.
7 Jul Wed. Mary & I have weeded some in the garden here to day.
8 Jul Thu to 10 Jul. --
11 Jul Sun. I went to church both this morning & evening. Helen went in the morning. I walked up to the Porters, but they did not appear to be home.
12 Jul Mon. Betty came home this a.m. From Montrose. I rode over to the farm and put poison on the cabbage & cauliflower to-night when Frank went to milk.
13 Jul Tue. --
14 Jul Wed. H & R went up on the hill to hill the potatoes. Did not finish. I went over to call at Mrs. Hunt's to-night. Mrs. Daniels isn't feeling well. This is the second day she did not work.
15 Jul. Thu. H & R went up to finish the potatoes this a.m. I got up at 5:30 and walked over to the place and picked what currants there were. Then I went up with H& R to the farm and picked the currants there. Phoned Carrie at Mr. Lobdell's and Dorothy came up and picked too. Coming home we stopped at the Moore place & got a few huckleberries, then went over the Flax Island road and stopped at the cemetery. Took flowers from the hill.
16 Jul. Fri. --
17 Jul Sat.Warm to-day.
18 Jul Sun. I did not go to church this a.m. As I had a head ache. But felt better and went this evening. Cooler to-day. We had our first cucumbers--2 small ones.
19 Jul Mon. Helen & I went over and picked the berries, also a few peas & string beans this a.m. Cool air today.
20 Jul Tue. I went over to-night and thinned out some turnips. Mary & I worked in our flower bed, and I planted some string beans to-night. It rained this afternoon.
21 Jul Wed. Helen & the girls picked the berries to-day Canned 3 qt.
22 Jul Thu. --
23 Jul Fri. Helen, Mary & Mrs. Daniels picked the berries to-day. We canned them -- 7 qt. and I got huckleberries. Helen picked yesterday. They brought over a nice lot of cucumbers to-day.
24 Jul Sat. Helen & I went over and picked cucumbers & string beans. The girls went with Frank over to the huckleberry patch (Moores) and got enough to can 3 qt.
25 Jul Sun. H & I went to church this a.m. And Betty & I to-night. It rained early this a.m. And again the p.m. A hard shower and again during church, not as hard.
26 Jul Mon. Helen, Mrs. D & Mary picked berries. We did not wash. I canned them. The girls helped look over. There were 10 qt. Mrs. D had half.
27 Jul Tue. --
28 Jul Wed. Mary & Helen picked the berries. There were 3 qt to can. We saved a few out. I wrote to Norma to night.
29 Jul Thu. Commenced raining early this a.m. And rained very hard for several hours. Began raining again late this p.m. Thunder showers one after another. A lot of rain has fallen.
30 Jul Fri. I went over to night and picked cucumbers while the cows were being milked.
21 Jul Sat. Helen picked the berries and we canned them. There were 5 qt

1 Aug Sun. I went to church both morning & evening.
2 Aug. Mon. Helen & I went over and picked cucumbers, string beans & peas this a.m. Helen took Betty over on the hill to help about haying.
3 Aug Tue, 4 Aug Wed. --
5 Aug Thu. I went over to Leona's to see if she would like butter to pay for the bacon we had of her and brought back some which Mary & I canned.
6 Aug Fri. I went over & took cans to Leona & brought back the rest of the meat. And Mary & I canned it. It was a big job.
7 Aug Sat. Mary & I took the cans of meat over.
8 Aug Sun. Mary, Philip & I went to the M.E. Church as there were no services at the Baptist church. I called at Mrs. Porters this evening, also at Mrs. Terry's.
9 Aug Mon. -- 14 Aug Sat. --
15 Aug Sun. Helen, the children and I went to the M.E. Church this a.m. I went over to Leona's a while late this p.m. And stayed till about 9 o'lock. R & his father went blackberrying and got a lot of them.
16 Aug Mon. H & R are having a a vacation. They all went up on the hill. Took food to cook & were gone all day. They worked at the haying and hoped to finish but couldn't. It has threatened rain all day and did rain late this p.m. & evening. I canned 12 1/2 qt blackberries.
17 Aug. Tue. The folks went up on the hill this p.m to finish haying but didn't quite do it. Joan stayed with me. It has threatened rain all day but hasn't even sprinkled I think.
18 Aug Wed. H & R went over this a.m and finished the haying. We all went over to the place this p.m. Helen & I picked cukes, hoed Tomatoes, pulled weeds. Etc. Helen & family took food and went over to the high point and cooked supper and camped for the night. Joan stayed with me. Very cool to night.
19 Aug Thu. H & R started work today. Cloudy, mostly and rather cool & fall like.
20 Aug Fri. I went down to Dr. Rothman's and made an apt to have my teeth out next Wed p.m. At 2:00.
21 Aug Sat.--
22 Aug Sun. Helen, Mary, the little folks & I went to the Baptist church this a.m. Mr. Alger spoke, a retired M.E. Minister. This evening a Mr. Leland Hines from Moody Bible Institute spoke. We all went.
23 Aug Mon. I picked Swiss chard and canned 7 cans.
24 Aug Tue. Helen & I went over to pick cukes . Also got Swiss chard 7 small beets. Mary & I cleaned them and I canned them with pickled beets. I started yesterday. Mrs. Cromwell called while we were looking over greens.
25 Aug Wed. I went to Dr. Rothman's office and had my 5 remaining teeth out.
26 Aug Thu. Mrs. Anderson called to see Mrs. D who was not in so she stayed until Mrs. D came and we visited a while.
27 Aug Fri. We washed but didn't dry. It has been a very rainy day.
28 Aug Sat. --
29 Aug Sun. I did not go to church as my face was swollen & discolored. But I am getting along well since having my teeth out. Carrie Nearing stopped & called a while, but did not get out of the car. Mr. & Mrs. Anderson came with her and her brother, Henry Dixson. Wrote a letter to Norma. All the Daniels family went over across the river and had a picnic. Wm's folks have been here since Fri.

1 Sep to 3 Sep. --
4 Sep Sat. My mother would have been 93 years old to-day. Amasa called a few minute to-night. We had a busy wk. canning, pickling, etc.
5 Sept. Sun. I went to church. Communion Sun.
6 Sep Mon to 11 Sep. --
11 Sept Sat. Another busy wk canning.
12 Sep Sun. I went to church in a.m. Mary too. Called at Mr. Porters this p.m.
13 Sep Mon. Will would have been 77 years old to-day.
14 Sep Tue. Helen, the little folks and I went over to the farm to-day. H helped in the field to get some barley. I took up two white peonies. We made a fire and it seemed dryer & more comfortable than at any other time I've been over since living there. But it was so quiet and lonesome.
15 Sep Wed to 19 Sep. --
20 Sep Mon. Marguerite and Sheldon called to tell me that John Carr had died this evening.
21 Sep Tue. Mary took Leona a lb of butter and some cauliflowers.
22 Sept Wed. H & R & I went to the funeral. Then H & R went on down to Sidney to work from the funeral. I rode back to Otego with Sheldon & Marguerite.
23 Sep Thu. --
24 Sept Fri. Carrie came over for me about noon and we went to Sheldon to the Missionary
Meeting which was a reception for Mrs. Craig as they are leaving soon for Yonkers. I stayed at Carrie's till Sun. P.m.
25 Sept Sat. --
26 Sep Sun. Went to church with Walter & Carrie. H & children, Norma & Rita came over to Carrie's. We went up to the old place, then on to the cemetery at Flex Island. We got apples for Norma.
27 Sep Mon.--
28 Sep Tue. The gas man came to-day and filled our tank.
29 Sep Wed. --
30 Sep Thu. --

1 Oct Fri. My birthday. Had several cards & letters. Pair of stockings from Betty, and boxes of candy from Helen also Carrie Roshirt. Hdchf from Nina Barnes.
2 Oct Sat. Finished up the week of canning with a big recipe of ripe cucumbers pickles which about ends the canning & pickling for this year.
3 Oct Sun. Joan's birthday. I did not go to church. H & R worked.
4 Oct Mon. Helen's birthday.
5 Oct Tue. I went over to Mrs. Hamilton's for a short call.
6 Oct Wed, 7, 8, 9 --
10 Oct Sun. I went to church in the morning.
11 Oct Mon. Richmond expects to be out for three days to get the potatoes harvested.
12 Oct Tue. Mary helped pick up potatoes today as there was no school.
13 Oct Wed., 14, 15, 16. --
17 Oct Sun. I went to the Pres. Church this morning. Only a few were there but I enjoyed it and expect to keep giving there. Mr. Loyer minister.
18 Oct Mon. 19, 20, 21, 22, 23 --
24 Oct Sun. I went to SS and church service at the Pres. Church again and it seems more homelike there. In the evening there were Union services I the M.E. Church. Mr. Loyer preaching. I attended there. Called at Mrs. Porters, also Leona's this p.m. H. & R. Did not work.
25 Oct Mon. Norma & family called on their way back from Mrs. Gadsby's funeral. They only stayed a few minutes.
26 Oct Tue. I went to a Missionary meeting at Mrs. Hunts this evening. It was very rainy. I was glad I went as I enjoyed it and there were few there.
27 Oct Wed. --
28 Oct Thu. Carrie came over this a.m with Walter and stayed while he went to sign for fertilizer etc. She was here about 2 hours. Still rainy. Mr. & Mrs. Filer, Gladys & baby called this p.m.
29 Oct Fri. The children all went to a Halloween party at the church. They dressed as Old Fashioned girl, with Ghost & Red Riding Hood in order of their ages. All looked nice. Cleared or partly so this p.m. A little cooler. Sent a card & letter to Norma as it is their 15th Wedding anniversary to morrow.
30. Oct Sat. -
31 Oct sun. I went to Pres church this a.m. Mr. Loyer was away. Mr. Alger preached. Grant. Mildred Prindle called this p.m. H & R both worked. Philip was sick all day & evening.

1 Nov Mon. --
2 Nov Tue. Election Day. Rainy much of the day. I went up and voted this p.m. Then went to the Pres church and helped tie a quilt. Mrs. Bailey, Mrs.s Hunt & Mrs. Hamilton were there. The girls went to the movies but they were canceled.
3 Nov Wed, 4, 5, 6 --
7 Nov Sun. I went to church this a.m. In the p.m Norma & family came. Neil & Rich went over to the farm and cut some wood. Neil cut his leg and they had to come back early. I went back with them and went to church service. Mr. Hunt was guest speaker.
8 Nov Mon. Neil came up to Otego and I rode back with him. He & R went over to cut wood, but it rained and they came back.
10 Nov Tue. Carrie Roshirt & Myrtle came this a.m and stayed to p.m train. I went to train with them. Colder.
11 Nov Wed. 12, 13, --
14 Nov Sun. I went to church & S. S. Also evening service. I went over to Leona's a few minutes this p.m. Cold to-day.
15 Nov Mon. Cold and stormy. Snowed several inches.
16 Nov Tue. 17, 18, 19 --
20 Nov Sat. Jessie called a few minutes this a.m.
21 Nov Sun. I went to church both morning & even. Also S.S.
22 Nov Mon. 23, 24,25,26.--
27 Nov Saturday. The men dressed the pig to-day (or rather yesterday).
28 Nov Sun. Mary's birthday. I went to church & S.S. Also this evening. Union service in Pres. Church. Mr. Adams preaching. Cold & walks icy in places.
29 Nov Mon.--
30 Nov Tue. I went up to Mrs. Brown's to Missionary Meeting this evening. Walked up and rode back with Mr. Loyer & others who attended

1 Dec Wed. I went up to Dr. Rothman's to make an appointment to have teeth made. I stopped at the store and bo't some Christmas things.
2 Dec. Thu. Went to Dr. Rothman at 4:00 to have impression for teeth. Came home by way of stores and did a little shopping.
3 Dec Fri. 4 Dec --
5 Dec Sun.I went to church both morning & evening.Helen & Ruth have colds.Rich is about sick
6 Dec Mon. I went up to Dr Rothman. He is working on my plate. I stopped at store & P.O.
7 Dec Tue. 8, 9, 10, 11.--
12 Dec Sun. Helen isn't feeling very well. I went to church this evening. Cold.
13 Dec Mon. I went to Dr. Rothman's at 4:30. Hoped to get my plate. But instead he kept my upper plate, as he says he. Needed it before he set the teeth in lower plate.
14 Dec Tue. I was to go for my plate but was sick so sent word I couldn't meet the appointment.
15 Dec Wed. Felt some better today and was up around quite a good deal.
16 Dec to 23 Dec. --
24 Dec Fri. Norma, Neil and Rita came this evening and I went back with them to spend Christmas.
25 Dec Sat. I helped Norma about dinner etc. Had a nice dinner. Pork roast with dressing, salad, Christmas pudding, etc. I had a nice lot of cards. Silk slip, 2 silk panties. Writing paper. Hand lotion. Hankies & diary.
26 Dec Sun. Helen & children came for me about 1:30. Norma & family went down to Mr. Leonard's for Christmas dinner.
27 Dec Mon. Helen is not feeling well and did not go to work.
28 Dec Tue.Helen & Rich's father were to New Berlin to see Dr. Elliot.
29 Dec Wed. Betty went up and got my teeth this p.m. Helen felt better and went to work.
30 Dec Thu. Helen had a very poor day and night (last). did not go to work.
31 Dec Fri. Helen felt better and went to work. Stood it well.

END OF 1943 DIARY

1944 COPY of DIARY of NELLIE CONVERSE CARR, Age 66, 67
1 Jan Sat. Esther & family were here for N.Years dinner. We all had dinner up stairs. Roasted chicken, ice-cream etc. a good dinner.
2 Jan Sun. I went to church this a.m. The first in some time, as I haven't felt like going. Helen worked. Rich went on hill to cut wood.
3 Jan Mon. I went to the dentists and got my lower teeth he has been making for a month. Went around and made a short call at Mrs. Squires. Mr. S is sick.
4 Jan Tue.--
5 Jan Wed. The Missionary Soc met at Mrs. Hamilton's but I didn't feel like going. My cold is not as good.
6 Jan Thu. 7, 8. --
9 Jan Sun. It was cold and I had a cold so didn't get out to church
10 Jan, 11, 12. --
13 Jan Thu. Betty is sick this a.m. And could not go to school. H took her to the Dr. She has to keep in bed and will go to O to H.F. hospital for Ex. Mon.
14 Jan Fri.-
15 JanSat. I haven't felt very good all the week. Can't get over the cold
16 Jan Sun. I didn't get out to church.
17 Jan Mon. H didn't go to work but took Betty to O. (Oneonta. AP) for a chest exam. I feel some better to-day. Colder (11 degrees below) this am.
18 Jan Tue. --
19 JanWed.Donald Cope came over for me this a.m.And I am going over to Carrie's for a few days
20 Jan Thu. Carrie & I went to the Ladies' Aid Society at Mrs. Lewis Gilbert's. Saw quite a few people I wanted to see. Called at Chester Bushnell's on way home. Called at Carrie Nearings.
21 Jan Fri. We went up to Paul Morris's to a Missionary Meeting. I went over to Nina Sargents a while. Carrie & I went up to Donald's this evening.
22 Jan Sat. I went up to Minnie's this a.m. Called at Donald's on my way. This p.m we went to G and saw N. Woodland. Seale's girls, Miss Peabody & F. Swarming son.
23 Jan Sun. We went to church. Heard Dr. Arnold from Hartwick College preach. Helen came over for me this p.m. I called at Mrs. Terry's this evening.
24 Jan Mon. 25, 26, 27, 28, 29.--
30 Jan Sun. I went to church and S.S. Called at Mrs. Squires and she went with me to church this evening.
31 Jan Mon.. We made sauerkraut this p.m.

1 Feb Tue. 2, 3. --
4 Feb Fri. I called at Mrs. Hunt's this p.m.
5 Feb Sat. -
6 Feb Sun. I went to church & S..S. Also this evening.
7 Feb Mon.--
8 Feb Tue. Norma came up on the 3 o'clock bus and stayed till 9 o'clock bus. I went up with her to bus stop.
9 Feb Wed. 10.--
11 Feb. Fri. Helen was about sick. Had lame neck and did not go to work.
12 Feb Sat.--
13 Feb Sun. I went to church & S.S. And evening service. Called at Mrs. Hunt's as she has fallen and broken her wrist & hurt her hip.
14 Feb Mon. Jessie phoned that Aunt Mary North's funeral is held to-morrow.
15 Feb Tue. 16, 17, 18 --
19 Feb Sat. Anna Ireland phoned that she was coming to spend the day to-morrow.
20 Feb Sun.Anna came. We met her at the bus station. Helen took us to S.S. And church. We had lunch at "Sam's Place." Went to church this even. H & M came to walk me home.
21 Feb Mon. Betty went with H & R in the bus to Unadilla this p.m. Mary, Philip and I made sauerkraut this p.m. No school to-day & to-morrow.
22 Feb Tue. I went over to Mrs. Hunt's a while this p.m. Betty came home on train this p.m. Alicia came with her & stayed till evening.
23 Feb Wed., 24, 25, 26,.--
27 Feb Sun. I went to S.S. And church also evening.
28 Feb Mon. 29 Tue. (Leap year. AP)--

1 Mar Tue. 2, 3, 4.--
5 Mar Sun. I went to church & S. S. Called at Mrs. Hunt's in p.m. Went over to Mrs. Squires before church. Had a nice call. Called at the Anderson's after church.
6 Mar Mon.8, 9, 10, 11.
12 Mar Sun. I went to church & S.S. in Am. It was rainy and slippery so I didn't go this evening.
13 Mar Mon. 14, 15, 16. 17, 18. --
19 Mar Sun. I went to church & S.S.
20 Mar Mon 21, 22, 23, 24,25. --
26 Mar Sun. I went to church & S.S.
27 Mar Mon. 28...--
29 Mar Wed. Helen went up to New Berlin to Dr. Elliot's to-day.
30 Mar Thu. Norma came up of the 9 o'clock bus and stayed till 6 o'clock to spend her birthday. She took Philip home.
31 Mar Fri. The S.S. Party was held at the manse. I went. We had a nice party and a good time. Rode part way up with Mrs. Eve. And home with the Brown's.

1 Apr Sat. Rita bro't Philip home this p.m. On the train. She stayed till 9 o'clock bus.
2 Apr Sun. Went to church both morning & evening and to S.S.
3 Apr Mon. --
4 Apr Tue. Mrs. Butler called this p.m.
5 Apr. Wed. 6, 7, 8.--
9 Apr. Sun. I went to S.S & church both morning & evening. Went down to Mrs. Squires a few minutes after church.
10 Apr Mon. Rita came this a.m to stay till to-morrow.
11 Apr Tue. Rita went home on 9 o'clock bus.
12 Apr Wed. 13, 14, 15.--
16 Apr Sun. I went to church & SS also church this even. Went a little early and went down to Mrs. Squires who went to church with me. Called at Mrs. Hunts this p.m.
17 Apr Mon. 18, 19, 20. --
21 Apr. Fri. Mrs. Filer called this p.m.
22 Apr Sat. --
23 Apr Sun. Went to church & S.S. Also evening service. Mr Loyer's last evening of preaching.
24 Apr Mon. --
25 Apr Tue. Mary, Lillian & I went to the farewell party for Mr Loyer. A large attendance and interesting program. Pleasant time.
26 Apr Wed. 27.--
28 Apr Fri. I went to Mrs. Hunts to a Missionary meeting. After the meeting we had a light refreshment in honor of Mr. Loyer & wife and Mr. & Mrs. Brown.
29 Apr Sat.
30 Apr Sun. Went to S.S. And church. Mr. Loyer's farewell sermon. Went to M..E. Church in evening but missed one of Mr. Loyer's really fine talks.

1 May Mon. --
2 May Tue. H & I went over to the farm and put in peas, radishes, onion sets, beets, carrots, Swiss chard.
3 May Wed. H & I went over and put in sweet corn & lettuce. Called at Mrs. Anderson's a few minutes.
4 May, --
5 May Fri. Mary & Joan went to Norma's on bus with H & R.
6 May Sat. Mary & Joan came back on afternoon train.
7 May Sun.I did not feel well so didn't go to church. Helen worked at the plant.
8 May, 9, 10, 11, 12.--
13 May Sat. Norma & Neil came for me to spend Mother's Day.
14 May. Sun. We went over to Mr. Leonard's for dinner. Came back to Helen's. I took more clothes & expect to spend the week at Norma's helping her sew. Had a bad headache.
15 May Mon. We washed then sewed. Started planting garden to-night.
16 May Tue. Sewed--planted garden.
17 May Wed. Called at Rosa Harrison's. Neil took me up to Jessie's at night. I called at Anna Irelands, also Mrs. Clifford's
18 May Thu. Sewed. Planted more garden.
19 May Fri. Norma & I went up to Jessie's to a Girls' Friendly meeting. Mrs. Melick & sister called this a.m.
20 May Sat. Sewed. Did Sat cleaning. N & I went down street in even.
21 May Sun. Went to church. N & family brought me home in p.m.
22 May Mon., 23.--
24 May Wed. Went over to Mrs. Croswell's a while this evening.
25 May Thu.
26 May Fri. Norma, Alicia & Rita came and went with us to a meeting at Baptist church. Doug Roe & Mr. Steele were entertainers. Rita stayed over night.
27 May Sat.Rita went home on 6 o'clock bus. The children went to a carnival in Oneonta this pm
28 May Sun. Went to Church & S.S. We had Mission study. Mrs. Hamilton read. Went to M.E. Church for Union service. Mr. McPherson preached.
29 May Mon.--
30 May Tue. Norma came up on the early bus and stayed till 6 o'clock bus. Alicia played in the band. N & I went to cemetery.
31 May Wed. Helen took 6 o'clock bus to U. Expected to see Dr. Friedman for scratch on her hands etc. Will stay over nite.

1 Jun Thu. I went to Mrs. Sheldon's to a Miss. Meeting to night. N & N brought Helen home this evening.
2 Jun Fri. 3. --
4 Jun Sun. H & I went to church & SS. Mr. Altar preached. Also went to evening services at M.E. Church. H & R went to a party at Perry O'Hara's this p.m.
5 Jun Mon. R's uncle is here working for us a while.
6 Jun Tue. Today I went to a prayer meeting at Bapt. Church at 11 o'clock.
7 Jun Wed. Mr. George of the M.E. Church has the bell rung for prayer at 6 each evening. Lillian is here for a few days.
8. Jun Thu. Mrs. D went over and helped Helen clean and get ready to stay over across the river.
9 Jun Fri. Helen moved a few thing so they could stay over night.
10 Jun Sat. I made Philip a pr of pajamas this p.m. Also mended.
11 Jun Sun. Went to church & S.S. Wm. Alger preached again & called at Mrs. Porter's in p.m. Mr Merriman & sister called. Came to Mrs. Porters.
12 Jun Mon. Helen came over and finished clearing & cleaning her room. They were here to dinner & supper.
13 Jun. Tue. 14, 15, 16, 17
18 Jun Sun. I decided to go to Mrs. Merriman's. Mr M came for me this p.m.
19 Jun Mon. Mrs. M is in rather bad shape but they are nice people and I'll like to stay here. I know.
20 Jun Tue.- June 30. No writing

1 Jul Sat.--
2 Jul Sun. Helen & the children came for me this p.m. H isn't feeling well.
3 Jul Mon. Helen went to Unadilla this p.m. R drove to U. She stayed over night to see the doctor.
4 Jul Tue. Helen came back this p.m. On bus. Is feeling better.
5 Jul Wed. -
6 Jul Thu. Carrie & Emily & children came over this p.m a while.
7 Jul to 22 Jul.--
23 Jul Sun. A Mr. Snyder preached to day. Went to church & S.S.
24 Jul Mon.- Jul 29.. --
30 Jul. Sun. Mr. Alger preached. I rode to church with the Hyatts this evening. An outdoor service at M.E. Church.
31 Jul Mon. --

1 Aug.--
2 Aug --
3 Aug Thu.. Helen drove to Unadilla this a.m. Rich stopped and they all came home together. She took the little ones.
4 Aug Fri. --
5 Aug Sat. --
6 Aug Sun. We are having vacation the month of Aug. ( Pres. Church).
7 Aug Mon to Aug 12 --
13 Aug Sun. Mr. Loyer is in Otego visits. He preached in Pres. Church also. There was a dedication service for the service flag. Baptism of children.
14 Aug. Mon. It has been very hot for sometime. Today relief came as we had several showers.
Cooler to-nite. Didn't wash, as short of water.Caught water for washing. Sewed, mended wrote letters.
15 Aug. Tue. We washed. It was very hot again a this p.m. Mrs. Everett Lillian called this evening. Sewed & mended some.
16 Aug Wed. We had a light shower this p.m. Hot again.
17 Aug Thu. Warm again till we had quite heavy showers late in p.m. Mrs. Terry came over on an errand.
18 Aug Fri. Cooler and much cooler in p.m. And evening.
19 Aug Sat. Cool at night. Sun warm. I weeded & worked in garden. The first since the hot weather.
20 Aug Sun. rode to church with Mr. Hyatt. Mr Hine preached. The girls & Phil walked over and rode back in the Hyatt's car/
21 Aug Mon. Helen went to Sidney hospital at 3 a.m. Rich waited there about 6 hours but nothing had happened. R went down to hospital this even. A baby girl born about 5 a..m.
22 Aug Tue. We caught rain water, washed to-day. Thunder about this p.m. R went to work early & saw H. She had a pretty good day.
23 Aug Wed. Began raining toward night but still raining at bed time.
24 Aug Thu.
25 Aug Fri.
26 Aug Sat. We canned 4 qt corn to day.
27 Aug Sun. We went down to the hospital to see H and babe. Found them fine. R fussed with the water and finally got it running.
28 Aug Mon. --
29 Aug Tue. Low water again.
30 Aug Wed. Mrs Jostin called a few minutes and bro't tomatoes & she'll beans.
31 Aug Thu. Helen & baby Ruth came home from hospital this a.m. Both seem to be doing well. I picked field corn to-night. We hope to can to-morrow.

1 Sep Fri., 2 Sep Sat. --
3 Sep. Sun. I went to church. Mrs. Melick preached. Lovely day.
4 Sep Mon. --
5 Sep Tue. There was an earthquake early this a.m. I was half asleep but realized my bed was shaking. School began today.
6 Sep Wed. --
7 Sep Thu. Sent my dental plates to Norma who will see Dr. Smith to have it repaired.
8 Sep Fri. --
9 Sep Sat. Received my dental plates -- all repaired.
10 Sep Sun. I went to church. H took me over. Mr. Alger preached. ( 12 there including preacher). Cool but war sunshine.
11 Sep Mon. 12. --
13 Sep Wed. Will's 78th b'day had he lived. Did not remember until Norma came for the day and spoke of it.Rainy. Filers- Mr & Mrs & sister called.
14 Sep Thu. 15 --
16 Sep Sat. Water started after 3 days.
17 Sep Sun. A case of polio in Otego. So churches and schools closed for a week.Mrs.
Melick was to have spoken this a.m.
18 Sep Mon. To Sep 23.--
24 Sep Sun. Mrs. Melick spoke in Pres. Church. I went. Rather cold. Light frost.
25 Sep Mon., 26. --
27 Sep Wed. I went over to Mrs. Hunts to missionary meeting. Started early and called at Mrs. Squires. Mild & pleasant. Had a pleasant time.
28 Sep Thu. Rained the p.m.
29 Sep Fri.--
9 Sep Sat. Helen & Mary went over on the hill to pick grapes and got things we wanted. Got a nice lot of fine grapes.

1 Oct. Sun. Mr. Haynes from Milford Ctr preached. I went to church & S.S. Carrie & Walter called this p.m. Had cards & letters for my b-day.
2 Oct Mon. Helen got a bu of tomatoes. Also 1/2 bu beets for canning.
3 Oct Tue. Helen & I went over town. Got cans to finish canning tomatoes. Got birthday present for Helen.
4 Oct Wed. 5. -
6 Oct Fri. Helen & the 3 little ones went to U to Norma's & to see the doctor. Rainy a.m. Warm.
7 Oct Sat.. -
8 Oct Sun. Went to church & S.S. Rally Day.
9 Oct Mon. 10, 11. --
12 Oct Thu. Columbus Day. Rita came up to day till Fri or Sat.
13 Oct Fri. Rita fell yesterday & hurt her shoulder. H took her home Thurs p.m.
14 Oct Sat. I went to Unadilla on 10:09 train. Rainy. N & I went down st in p.m.
15 Oct Sun. I went to church. Mrs. Melick had charge as Mr. Benedict is sick. Called at Rose Harrison's also at Mrs. Melick's in p.m.
16 Oct Mon. Came home on early train.
17 Oct Tue. 18, 19. --
20 Oct Fri. Helen took me over to Pamela Woodlands to a Missionary Meeting. Went home with Carrie for a 2 day stay.
21 Oct Sat. We went to church A Missionary from China. Mr. Cartwright talked. It was fine.
22 Oct Sun. 23. --
24 Oct Tue. I went to G-vile with Carrie. Called at Nina Sargents and at Mrs Chas (Fitam??)
25 Oct Wed. Carrie & I attended commit all service for Aunt Minnie at Mt. Upton cemetery. Called at Liel Millards. In p.m. I went to G and called at Alice Wood's, Mrs. Ellis was there.
26 Oct Thu. 27, 28.--
29 Oct Sun. C & I went with Florence & (Warin Liela??) Alice Wood & F. Swearington to Johnson City to Myrtle Stewart's funeral.
30 Oct Mon. I rode up to G with Walter & called at Mrs. Peabody's.
31 Oct Tue. --

1 Nov Wed. --
2 Nov Thu. I went up to Minnie Kilsby's this a.m for a call. Went to G and called at Carrie Straits.
3 Nov Fri. Minnie came down to Carrie's for dinner.
4 Nov Sat.
5 Nov Sun. C & Walter brought me home this p.m.
6 Nov Mon. 7, 8, 9, 10, 11. ---
12 Nov Sun. Went to church. A Mrs. Whipple preached from Bing. Bible School. H took me over to the Heath's to call. Rode back with some of their people.
13 Nov Mon. --
14 Nov Tue. Helen, the little folk & I went down to Norma's. H to see Dr Friedman but he wasn't home. I am staying a few days at Norma's.
15 Nov Wed. 16, 17, 18. --
19 Nov Sun. Went to church.
20 Nov Mon. Jessie came for me. I stopped at Anna Ireland. She & I walked on up to Teed's to a 6 o'clock dinner. A. Phillips & Mrs. Melick were there. I stayed over night at Amasa's.
21 Nov Tue. Thirty-seven years ago today we were married.
22 Nov Wed. 23. --
24 Nov Fri. I called at Rosa Harrison this a.m. And Mrs. Melicks this p.m. Helen & family came to Norma's. She took Rita to Sidney Norma too. I came back with them.
25 Nov Sat. --
26 Nov Sun. Went to church and S.S. A Mr. Lewis preached. Went to a 3 o'clock meeting to vote for or against having Mr. Lewis as a stated supply. 24 votes--all for him. I stopped for Mrs. Squires.
27 Nov. Mon. 28. --
29 Nov Wed. Went to Mrs. Brown's to a Missionary Meeting. Mrs. Shultz came for me.
30 Nov Thu. --

1 Dec Fri, 2. --
3 Dec Sun. Did not go to church as it was so cold. the little ones have cold.
4 Dec Mon. 5, 6. --
7 Dec Thu. Helen & I went to Oneonta this p.m to do Christmas shopping. Tho' didn't do much. High prices.
8 Dec Fri. 9. --
10 Dec Sun. I went to church & S.S. Is mild.
11 Dec Mon. 12, 13, 14, 15, 16. -
17 Dec. Sun. Went to church U S.S. Mr. Lewis was here to preach. I have a cold and felt miserable.
18 Dec Mon. 19. 20. --
21 Dec. Thu. Helen & R went to Unadilla. Helen stayed till late evening.
22. Dec. Fri. 23. --
24 Dec Sun. Went to church & SS Not very cold.
25 Dec Mon. We had a tree this a.m. I had several nice gifts. Went with H & family to Mr. Daniels to Christmas dinner. Had a lovely dinner & a real good time. Raining.
26 Dec Tue. 27, 28, 29, 30. --
31 Dec. Sun. Went to church & S.S. Mr. Lewis preached. Talked with him about uniting with the church.

END OF 1944 DIARY

1945 COPY of DIARY of NELLIE CONVERSE CARR, Age 67, 68

1 Jan Mon. 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. --
7 Jan Sun. Went to church. Rode with R & children. I United with the church by letter. Betty & I went over to Union Services in Pres. Ch. this evening.
8 Jan Mon. Mary & I went to Union Service in Pres. Church this evening. Not many there. Rather mild.
9 Jan Tue. Cold to day. Sewed this evening Made an outing gown for myself.( flannel. AP)
10 Jan Wed. Still cold. Sewed this evening.
11 Jan Thu. Continued cold.
12 Jan Fri. --
13 Jan Sat. Mild. The men went up in the hill to cut and get wood.
14 Jan Sun. Went to church & S.S. Stormy. Not very cold.
15 Jan Mon.--
16 Jan Tue. Snowed all day. Girls came home at noon.
17 Jan Wed. Very cold. 20 below zero.
18 Jan Thu. 19. --
20 Jan Sat. Rich. & his mother went up to Marguerite's as her little girl had died.
21 Jan Sun. Cold. 10 degrees below. I did not get to church. Rich, H & Grandpa went up to Marguerite's this p.m.
22 Jan Mon. 23, 24, 25,26. --
27 Jan Sat. Helen. Rich, Mary, Phil & Ruth & I went down to Norma's. H took Ruth to Drs. I expect to stay a few days with N. As she had her teeth out.
28 Jan Sun. I went to church. Neil came for us. His father was there too. Alicia gave sermonette. N. Did not feel like going on account of teeth being out.
29 Jan Mon. Neil is sick and did not go to work.
30 Jan Tue. Neil still sick. I went to Mr. Flemings with Norma to stay with children in evening.
31 Jan Wed. We are sewing. Cut & made a gown for herself, pajamas for Alicia. I went down to Mrs. Melicks. Helped her some.

1 Feb Thu. I went over to Delia Harris' to talk with Jessie. N & I cleaned Dr. Smith's office this p.m.
2 Feb Fri. I went with Jessie to Walton to visit Hattie Dumond. Blustery. We had no trouble.
3 Feb Sat. --.
4 Feb Sun. N & I went to church. Cold in a.m but warmed up.
5 Feb Mon. 6. --
7 Feb Wed. We are sewing. I'm mending sheets & pillow cases. Hemming skirts, etc.
8 Feb Thu. I called at Rosa Harrison's. D. Donaldsons, Mrs Melicks & then to May Clifford's where I stayed to supper. Snowed all day.
9 Feb Fri. N & I cleaned the rooms to-day. Sewed too. N. Cut and we made her 2 aprons.
10 Feb Sat. I sewed this a.m. N went to Dr. Smiths & cleaned this p.m. I came to Otego on 4:00 pm trains. Mary met me with sled for suitcase.
11 Feb Sun. Betty, Phil, Joan & I went to M..E. Church this a.m. Union to save fuel. Mr. George preached. Rode with a lady over & back with Hyatts. Milder.
12 Feb Mon. 13, 14, 15, 16. 17. --
18 Feb Sun. Betty & I went to church. Union service at Pres. Church The house was full. Cold this morning. H has a cold and stiff neck.
19 Feb Mon. 20, 21. --
22 Feb Thu. B & M have vacation the rest of wk.
23 Feb Fri. Am making pajamas for Betty this wk. Got one practically finished & another well along
24 Feb Sat. --
25 Feb Sun. .Mild & pleasant mostly. I went to church & S.S. A fair attendance.
26 Feb Mon. I feel that I'm coming down with a cold. Mrs Hyatt called to see if I could help at Mr. Algiers but I did not feel able.
27 Fab. Tue. Did not feel very good.
28 Feb. --

1 Mar Thu. We expected Norma to day but she sent a card saying she was sick.
2 Mar Fri. Norma came to day on 9 o'clock train & back on 6 o'clock bus. She feels better but not very good and it is about the same with me
3 Mar Sat. We washed. It is Spring like every day now.
4 Mar Sun. I feel better but not like going to church as it is cool and I still have a cold. I went up on the hill this p.m.
5 Mar Mon. 6, 7, 8 9, 10.--
11 Mar Sun. I went to church & SS. Quite pleasant and spring like. I heard a robin. Mrs. Squire called this p.m.
12 Mar Mon 13, 14. --
15 Mar Thu. I went over to Mrs Squire's and we went o Mrs. Bailey's to the Earnest Worker's meeting. Dinner at 12. the first meeting I have attended. We had a good time. Warm.
16 Mar Fri. I went over to Mrs. Squire's and we went to the Grange Hall to our S.S. Party. Not May there (20). Lights went out, but finally came on. Very warm evening.
17 Mar Sat.--
18 Mar Sun. Went to church & S..S. Mrs. Brown asked me to come up to dinner as Mrs. Melick was there. Mrs. Brown came over for me. I rode down to Mrs. Terry's with Mrs. McCall. (But Mrs. Squire on the way home).
19 Mar Mon. --
20 Mar Tue. Helen went to Sidney to see about getting work. Norma came back & stayed all night.
21 Mar Wed. Helen went back to Sidney to day. Found she could start work to-morrow.
22 Mar Thu. H started work today. Began at 4:30. Works till 2:00 Half hour out for lunch. $.84 an hour.
23 Mar Fri. 24.--
25 Mar Sun. Went to church. Called at Ralph Peaches to ask about the little boy who has a broken leg. The Peaches called this p.m.
26 Mar Mon, 27, 28. --
29 Mar Thr. We're having unseasonable weather. In places 86 degrees, the paper states. Got a mess of dandelion greens.
30 Mar Fri. Norma came on the 9 o'clock train and went back at nine on the bus. Rita came too. A lovely day.
31 Mar. Sat. --

1 Apr Sun. I went to church & S.S. Easter. Some cooler but warm & pleasant.
2 Apr Mon. 3. --
4 Apr Wed. Thunder showers to night. Very windy.
5 Apr Thu. cooler. Frozen some this a.m.
6 Apr Fri. Cool this a.m. Ground frozen.
7 Apr Sat.--
8 Apr Sun. Went to church & S.S. Some cooler than it has been but warm & very pleasant.
9 Apr Mon. 10, 11. --
12 Apr Thu. Pres. Roosevelt died suddenly this p.m. Warm to-day.
13 Apr Fri.. Still warm 80 degrees or ore in places. Showers to-night.
14 Apr Sat. Cooler. Quite cool this evening.
15 Apr Sun. I went to church & S.S. Rode part way over with the Hyatts & All the way back. Cool this a.m.
16 Apr Mon. 17, 18, 19, 20. --
21 Apr Sat. Helen & Betty & Phil went to Unadilla to call at the doctor's. Helen went on to work.
The children came home on the 9:00 bus.quire called this p.m.
22 Apr Sun. I want to church & S. S. Mrs. Squire called this p.m.
23 Apr Mon, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29,30.--

1 May, 2, 3, 4, 5.--
6 May Sun. I went to church & S.S. Started having church services first 10:30. Not a very large congregation.
7 May Mon. --
8 May Tue. V..E. Day. No school and no work at the plant. H & the girls attended Union services at 8:00 in M. E. Church.
9 May Wed.
10 May Thu. The ground was white with snow this a.m. And it seems quite wintry. Lilac bushes heavy and blossoms full of snow.
11 May Fri. 12. --
13 May Sun. Went to church & S. S. It is Mother's Day. Card & box of nuts and dried fruit from N. Candy from H.
14 May Mon. H came and they, with N and I, went to the horse sale. H brought box of candy for Mother's Day.
15 May Tue.16, 17, 18. --
19 May Sat. "(" here. (See note on Jul 11 for "(". AP ). Marvin called to help about seeing to furnace
20 May Sun. Went to church & S.S. Cool but very pleasant. Called at Mrs. Squires on way home.
21 May Mon. 22. 23. 24. 25, 26. --
27 May Sun. Went to church & S. S. Also Union Memorial service in our church this owning.
28 May Mon. 29, 30. --
31 May Thu. Dr Lewis called this p.m.

1 Jun Fri. We had quite a frost this morning. No fog.
2 Jun Sat. ---
3 Jun Sun. I went to church & S.S. Cold and wet as it rained during the night.
4 Jun Mon.5, 6, 7, 8, 9. --
10 Jun Sun. I went to church & S. S. In evening we went to Baptist church especially to hear Ralph Lent but he did not speak.
11 Jun Mon. I went to a Missionary meeting at Mrs. Hunt's. It was rainy and Mr. Anderson's people bro't me home.
12 Jun Tue.13, 14, 15, 16.. --
17 Jun Sun. I went to . E. Church where we heard Ralph Lent also Mrs. Camphor, wife of Bishop Camphor of Liberia, Africa.
18 Jun Mon. 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24. --
24 Jun sun. I Went to church & S.S. In evening went to the Baccalaureate service at school house. Mr. Lewis preached.
25 Jun Mon. 26. --
27 Jun Wed. I went down to Miss Halsey's to an "afternoon tea" with Sarah Brown, Mrs. Herrich besides (hil) Donaldson. Mrs. Squire invited but didn't get down.
28 Jun Thu. 29, 30.--

1 Jul. Sun. Went to church & S.S. In evening Rich & Helen too me over to Carrie's to stay a couple of nights.
2 Jul Mon. --
3 Jul Tue. Wilfred went to Unadilla early this p.m. I went with him. We called at Norma's & Jessie's. Emily George children, Dorothy & children are there.
4 Jul Wed. --
5 Jul Thu. Betty started this a.m for Montrose Bible Conference with Mrs. Eve & Lillian.
6 Jul Fri. "(" and Mr & Mrs. Walter's called this p.m.
7 Jul Sat. --
8 Jul Sun. I went to church & S.S and to even. Service. Joan went with me to-night.
9 Jul Mon. I went to Missionary meeting to-night at Mrs. Hamilton's. Stopped at Mrs. Kilpatricks & went with her.
10 Jul Tue. It was a fine day and we enjoyed it. Norma came up this a.m. & stayed with Ham.
12 Jul Thu. 13 14. --
15 Jul Sun. Went to church & S.S. Thunder showers this a.m. Early. Went to Communion. Service. It was rainy & Mrs Shultz bro't us home. Betty came home about 12 p.m.
16 Jul Mon. 17, 18, 19, 20. --
21 Jul Sat. "(" and thru the night.
22 Jul Sun. Went to church & S.S. Also evening service. Called at Mr. Anderson's.
23 Jun Mon.
24 Jul Tue. Norma came on early train to spend the rest of week. We went to a meeting at M.E. Church this evening. Mrs. Johnson talked on "Indians."
25 Jul Wed. N & I called at Ralph Peach. Mr Lewis's and Mr Beckwith. We got a white hat there for Norma.
26 Jul Thu. 27, --
28 Jul Sat. Norma went to Oneonta to visit at G. Gadsby's. H & R went in truck too. N came back on bus.
29 Jul Sun. Norma & I went to church & S.S. H & I went over to bus station with N at 6:00. I called at Mrs. Hunts to see her mother. Went to church in evening.
30 Jul Mon. 31. --

1 Aug. 2, 3, 4.--
5 Aug. Sun. Betty, Phil & Joan went with me to church U S.S. We took trumpet flowers & AF. Violet.
6 Aug Mon. 7, 8, 9, 10, 11--
12 Aug Sun. I went to church & S. S. Betty and the little ones went with me. We took flowers. I called at the Justin's this evening.
13, Aug Mon. 13.. --
14 Aug Tue Peace was declared. H & R came home about 8:00. I went to Mrs. Bailey's to a Missionary meeting. Mrs. Squire went with me.
15 Aug. Wed. Holiday on account of peace.
16 Aug Thu. I went over to Mrs. Kilpatrick's to an Earnest Worker's meeting. Went with Mrs. Squire & called there o my way home. Another holiday.
17 Aug Fri. H & R went down to Sidney. No work for a while anyway. They were gone only an hr or so.
18 Aug Sat. I attended the S.S. Picnic in Wilbur Park. Mrs. Squire & I rode with Mrs. Chas. Anderson. A lovely day and a fine time.
19 Aug Sun. Went to church & S.S. Went to Union outdoor service in M..E. Church . Called at Mrs.s Anderson's and Mrs. Croswell's. Called at R Peach's on my way home from church
20 Aug Mon, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25. --
26 Aug Sun. Carrie came over & attended church & S.S with me. We ate lunch in car, called at Mrs. Merriman's. At Norma's who wasn't home, the Pearce's & Teed's. Cool & rainy.
27 Aug Mon.Carrie & Walter went to Mrs Rowe's funeral and I went along and called at Nina Sargents.
28 Aug Tue. Carrie & I went up to the cemetery. Took flowers. Called at the Lieties & Straits. Bertha Toby;s & Chester Bushnell's.
29 Aug Wed. --
30 Aug Thu. Carrie had Pamelia W. And Sarah Brown there for dinner. Warm day.
31 Aug Fri. Nina Sargent came down for dinner. Warm.

1 Sept Sat. Carrie & Walter went to a funeral at Sherburne. I finished a dress I've been making and nearly made a night gown. Still warm. Hard thunder showers.
2 Sep Sun. I went to church with Walter & Carrie. Mr. Grain was expected to preach but he didn't come. Carrie bro't me home in time for church at night. Called at Eleanors, Filer's & Grant Prindle's.
3 Sep Mon., 4, 5, 6, 7.. --
8 Sep Sat. Went over to R Squires this evening. Took some vegetables. Called at Roach's. Went home
9 Sep Sun. Went to church & S.S. Took a geranium & white & pink asters.
10 Sep Mon. Jessie & Amasa started on their trip to Alexander Bay. Anna Irelands was up to night.
11 Sep Tue. I read a small book to Hattie Dumond.
12 Sep Wed. I went down to Anna Irelands. Helped can peaches.
13 Sep Thu. I went down to Anna's again and helped do peaches. Jessie & Amasa came home to-night
14 Sep Fri. I went down to Norma's this a.m. Jessie took me. Call at Mrs. Melicks.
15 Sep Sat. We canned peaches etc. Canned tomatoes in evening.
16 Sep Sun. Went to church. All went over to Neil's fathers to dinner. Rita was sick. Alicia & I went to church in evening.
17 Sep Mon. Norma & I canned beef and peaches.
18 Sep Tue. Called at Mrs. Melicks also the Gates'.
19 Sep Wed. --
20 Sep Thu. Went down to Mrs. Melick & stayed while she went to Sidney. Stopped at Mr. Harrison's.
21 Sep Fri. Canned carrots, which makes 68 qt we've done this wk I all at Norma's.
22 Sep Sat. Helped N do Saturday work. Came back on p.m. Train. Helped H can peaches.
23 Sep Sun. Went to church & S.S. Cool. Rained some in p.m.
24 Sept Mon. Helen has stiff neck and doesn't feel at all good.
25 Sep Tue. Helen still not good.
26 Sep Wed. --
27 Sep Thu Carrie & Jim Roshirt & Myrtle were here to dinner. Mrs. Squire came over with them to let me know I could go to "Earnest Workers."
28 Sep Fri. 29 --
30 Sep Sun. Went to Church & S.S. (Rally Day). In the evening Betty & I went to Union Service in Pres. Church. Stopped for the Peaches. They bro't us home. I took flowers for church.

1 Oct Mon. My birthday. Rainy. Carrie sent cloth for dress & had a pr stockings from the children. Candy & stationery from Helen. Cards from Jessie & Nina, Minnie.
2 Oct Tue.I went with the Browns to the Presbytery & Presbyterial at Milford. They came for me, and brought me home. A rainy day for the most part.
3 Oct. Wed. Helen, Betty & I went to the Pres. Church this even. To hear Mrs. Peter Baker who with her husband were the speakers at Milford yesterday. missionary from Brazil.
4 Oct Thu. Orrin called either yesterday or to-day. Helen's birthday
5 Oct Fri--
6 Oct Sat. I did not feel very well. Seems like grip.
7 Oct sun. Did not go to church. But feel better than yesterday.
8 Oct Mon.--
9 Oct Tue. Went to missionary meeting at Dr. Lewis'. I stopped for Mrs. Squire.
10 Oct Wed. 11. 12, 13 --
14 Oct sun. I went to church & SS. Also evening service. Rain & cold. Organized for an attendance contest.
15 Oct Mon. 16, 17.--
18 Oct Thu. Went over to Mrs. Shaw's for an Earnest Worker's meeting. Walked over with Mrs. Squire. Mrs. Badly brought us home. Warm.
19 Oct Fri. --
20 Oct Sat. I went with Rich & Helen & R's folks to Rosa Harrison's funeral. Went to cemetery at Oneonta Plains.
21 Oct Sun. Went to church & S.S. Also evening service. Mrs. Bailey & Squire walked home with me lovely evening.
22 Oct Mon. 23, --
24 Oct Wed. Helen & famIly started for Quakertown after school. Cool & rainy
25 Oct Thu. I went to Wellsbridge on 10 o'clock bus to visit the Merriman's They bro't me home.
26 Oct Fri. Rain & cold. Went over to Ralph Peach's to see how he was. Is in hospital with pneumonia.
27 Oct Sat. Rainy & cold again. Went over to R Peach's toward night.
28 Oct Sun. Went to church & S.S. In evening to (Baptist church Union ) to hear this Chinese woman speak. Very interesting. Alice Lan. Betty Hu (she spoke). Pleasant. H & family came home about 8 evening.
29 Oct Mon. 30. --
31 Oct Wed. Went over to Baptist church to hear Larry McGuil. Betty too. A good meeting. Not crowded.

1 Nov Thu.. -
2 Nov Fir. Went over to meeting at Bap church. Norma & girls were there. A full house and splendid meeting.
3 Nov Sat. Girls & Rich.& Helen went to meeting at Baptist church. Norma & Rita were there. Rita stayed all night here to attend afternoon meeting.
4 Nov Sun. Went to Church & S.S.
5 Nov Mon. --
6 Nov Tue. Election Day. H & I went over & voted. Then went on to Flax Is. Cemetery, then up on hill. Coming back I called on Mrs. Porter, Dr. Lewis & Mrs. Squires.
7 Nov Wed. --
8 Nov Thu. Helen, the little girls & I went to U on train. I am staying to Norma's the rest of wk.
9 Nov Fri. I helped N clean at Mrs. Cole's.
10 Nov Sat. --
11 Nov Sun. Went to church & S.S. N & family went over to Mr. Leonard's. I with them. N & N brought me up to Jessie's this even. To stay. So began work here to-morrow.
12 Nov Mon. Am staying to help at Teed's to day.
13 Nov Tue. U & I went down to a fair , or sale at the M.E. Church for a short time.
14 Nov Wed.
15 Nov Thu. J & I went to Friendly Circle meeting at Roscoe Wright's this a.m.
16 Nov Fri. 17. --
18 Nov sun. J & I went to church & S.
19 Nov Mon. 20. --
21 Nov Wed. J & I went down town. I stayed & rode back with A. Brought up some things of mine.
22. Nov Thu. Thanksgiving Day. A & J went to Bing. Mrs. Squire's came down for Thanks. Dinner.
23 Nov Fri. Carrie, Emily, Alice & Donna were here a while this p.m. Snowed a little this a.m.
24 Nov Sat. --
25 Nov Sun. A & J went to church.
26 Nov Mon. We, with Marion & Katherine, went to Sidney to see, "Our Vines Have Tender Grapes." Very good.
27 Nov Tue.Sent Mary letter & Pkgs for birthday.
28 Nov. Wed. Mary's birthday.
29 Nov. Thur. 30. --

1 Dec Sat. A & J went to Oneonta to church then to Mr. Dickens for dinner. Norma came up about noon. Stayed toll 9 or nearly. A took her home.
2 Dec. Sun. Went down to Mrs. Jones a few minutes this p.m.
3 Dec, 4, 5, 6. --
7 Dec. Fri. I went to Sidney with Amasa and called to see Minnie Kilby at Trairs.
8 Dec Sat. --
9 Dec Sun. Jessie & I went to church & S.S.
10 Dec Mon 11. 12. 13. 14. 15. --
16 Dec Sun. Amasa & I went to church & S.S. Cold.
17 Dec Mon. We had our Christmas party at Mrs. Jacobs. Exchanging gifts, refreshments. Etc
18 Dec Tue. 19, 20, 21, 22, 23,
24 Dec Mon Jessie took me up to Helen's this p.m. To spend Christmas.
25 Dec Tue. Had our tree at Helen's. Had nice gifts. Went with the folks to Grandpa D. For dinner, tree, music, and had a good time. Snowed than rainy. R & H too me to N. In evening.
26 Dec Wed. Stayed at Norma's till Amasa was thru work in p.m. Heard of death of Anna Ireland's son Joe.
27 Dec Thu. Went down to Anna and stayed all night.
28 Dec Fri. Went down and styled with Anna I. all night as her mother is away.
29 Dec Sat.Went down this morning again to Anna's.
30 Dec Sun. Went to Joe Ireland's funeral with J & A this p.m.
31 Dec Mon. --

END of 1945 Diary

1946 COPY of DIARY of NELLIE CONVERSE CARR, Age 68, 69

1 Jan Tue. We had the Teed families, Chas & Marvin's to dinner at night. I went down to Anna's a while after dinner.
2 Jan 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9. --
10 Jan Thu. Jessie finished making over my black plush coat. It's very nice.
11 Jan Fri. I went down to Norma's a while late this p.m. Took my Christmas cards along. She isn't feeling very well. Has cold, but better today.
12 Jan Sat. 13, 14, 15, 16, 17. --
18 Jan. Fri. I went to the Friendly Circle meeting at Mrs. Earl's to-night. Jessie came later and we came home together.
19 Jan Sat. -
20 Jan Sun. Amasa & I went to S.S. & church. I went down to Anna's this evening. & A went over to see Hattie D this p.m. Cold this a.m. -10.
21 Jan Mon, 22, 23, 24. --
25 Jan Fri. Norma isn't feeling well. I went down this p.m. And helped some (I went a week later, instead). (Gma had trouble keeping the years apart in the 5 hr diary of 1944-1948, especially 1946 & 7 when she hadn't written on those days in 1944 or 45. AP).
26 Jan Sat. Jessie & I went over to Carrie's this p.m. I stayed over night. We went to G-vile to see the picture, "Our Vines Have Tender Grapes."
27 Jan Sun. I went to church with C & W. Amasa came for me this evening. Cold this a.m. -10. Not as cold this evening.
28 Jan Mon. 29. --
30 Jan Wed. Jessie took Norma down to Sidney to see the doctor as she hasn't been well.
31 Jan Thu. Jessie went to Sherburne to help about rug-making. Carrie went with her.

1 Feb Fri. Jessie had a party this evening for Rob't Harris. Eight were here. We had a pleasant time.
2 Feb Sat. I went down to Norma's early this p.m. And helped some about cleaning.
3 Feb Sun. Jessie & I went to church & S.S. Cold. I went down to Anna's a while this evening.
4 Feb Mon. --
5 Feb Tue. Mrs. Melick called this p.m. Catherine was here too.
6 Feb Wed. Norma burned her fingers quite badly this a.m. Jessie went to Sherburne to teach rug making. Anna came up this p.m.
7 Feb Thu. I went down to Norma's this a.m. Helped about dish-washing, ironing, etc.
8 Feb Fri. I went down to Norma's this p.m. With Amasa and stayed till he came home at night.
9 Feb Sat.
10 Feb Sun. Amasa, Carolyn & I went to church & S.S.
11 Feb Mon. 12, 13.--
14 Feb Thu. I attended the meeting of the Little White church in Fed. Church this evening. Roscoe came for me. Helen & children came to the meeting & bro't me home. A & J went to Rotary meeting at G-ville.
15 Feb Fri. Our Friendly Circle met at Mrs. Murphy's this evening. Supper meeting. Delicious supper. 18 there.
16 Feb Sat. Carrie came over to Jessie's in a.m. And I went home with her to stay a few days.
17 Feb Sun. I went to church with the folks. Mr. V is about to resign. C l& I called at Bushnell's & Sweringers this p.m.
18 Feb Mon. Carrie has a hard cold. We put on a quilt and got quite a start on it.
19. Feb Tue. -
20 Feb Wed. Cold & blustery. Snowed in the night, several inches. The most we have had.
21 Feb Thu. Cold & windy. Donald brought me home early this p.m. I went down to Anna's a few minutes.
22 Feb Fri. We all went down to the school house to a Minstrel Show. I went up to Norma's and she went with me.
23 Feb Sat. --
24 Feb Sun. I did not feel very well and didn't go to church.
25 Feb Mon. 26, 27, 28. --

1 Mar Fri. . --
2 Mar Sat. I haven't been feeling very good. Jessie took me down to Sidney to see Dr. Burian this p.m.
3 Mar Sun. I didn't go to church. Norma & Rita came up this p.m. Amasa Bro't them up and took them home. Went down to Anna's tonite.
4 Mar Mon. 5. --
6 Mar Wed. Philip's 6th b-day. Sent him a card etc yesterday.
7 mar Thu. J & A Went down to their house and worked this evening. Anna came up and spent the evening.
8 Mar Fri. Helen & Joan & Ruth were here a short time this p.m. A & I went to Senior play. Mary, Rita and Joan came up and stayed over nite.
9 Mar Sat. -
10 Mar Sun. A took me down to church & S.S. Went down to Anna's but she wasn't home.
11 Mar Mon. The little Teed girls came to stay the rest of the wk while their folks are away. They have whopping cough.
12 Mar Tue. --
13 Mar Wed. I rode down to Norma's with Amasa and spent the evening.
14 Mar Thu. 15, 16. --
17 Mar sun. I went to church & S.S.
18 Mar Mon. Went to Anna's a while to night.
19 Mar Tue. 20, 21, 22. --
23 Mar. Sat. J & I went down to N's and she & Rita went with us to Mary Helm's wedding at Pres. Church. I went home with N & stayed til Sun nite. Went to church & S.S. On Sun.
24 Mar Sun. Went to church & S.S. Marvin & Kathryn came down for me in evening.
25 Mar Mon. N called to tell of Mr. L having broken his ankle this p.m.
26 Mar Tue. Norma isn't well and A took me down this evening a while. J came for me.
27 Mar Wed. N not very good. I rode down with A and stayed till nearly 2:00 and helped get ready for a meeting to-nite. We had d. Greens.
28 Mar Thu. Unseasonable weather. 77 degrees.
29 Mar Fri. Still warm.
30 Mar Sat. N's b-day. I had given her money for a dress. Made a cake andJ & I took it down. Minnie K came up and made a call. Not so warm.
31 Mar Sun. Went to church & S.S. Went down to N's late this p.m. Went to C.E. And Gospel Team meeting this evening. Cooler.

1 Apr Mon. Norma & I went to Sidney on the 1:38 bus. Came back on 4 o'clock bus. Norma went to doctors. Got shoes (N).
2 Apr Tue. --
3 Apr Wed. Norma is sick to-day. I went down a while this p.m. She had doctor come in to-nite. Grip.
4 Apr Thu. I rode down with Amasa & came back at noon. N. Still in bed. Alicia home and not feeling very well. I bro't some ironing up to do.
5 Apr Fri. 6, 7, 8, 9.-
10 Apr Wed. Jessie & I went to spaghetti supper at school, put on by seniors.
11 Apr Thu. 12, 13. -
14 Apr sun. Jessie & I went to church & S.S. Ernest & Lizzie Pearce called this evening.
15 Apr Mon. I went down to Anna's a few minutes. She came home with me and stayed quite a while. We canned 6 qts dandelion greens. Rainy.
16 Apr Tue. -
17 Apr Wed. Today I went down to Norma's.
18 Apr Thu. I rode down with A to Norma's as she is busy sewing for Alicia. She's getting ready for Senior trip to N.Y.
19 Apr Fri. Jessie & I went to Myrtles around the 19th instead of 18. Everything a day later than I have it.
20. Apr Sat. I went down to Anna's a few minutes and took daffodils.
21 Apr Sun. 22, 23, 24 --
25 Apr Thu. I went up to Otego to Helen's on morning train. Spent the day. Jessie came for me at nite. Called at Mrs. Squire's.
26 Apr Fri. 27. --
29 Apr Sun. Jessie & I went to church & S.S. Went down to Norma's in p.m. Helen & family were there. Went to church in even. Jessie came down for me at church.
30 Apr Mon. -


1 May Tue. Helen & little girls, Norma & Rita called a few minutes this p.m. Jessie went to Bing for the day.
2 May Wed.. 3, 4. --
5 May Sun. Amasa & Jessie went to church.
6 May Mon.
7 May Tue. J & I went down to May Clifford's to see her canaries. She asked me to stay to dinner which I did. J came down for me about 2:30.
8 May Wed. I went up to Mrs. Eldridge's a few minutes to nite and took some rhubarb.
9 May Thu. I went to a meeting at the Fed church. Larry McGuil is here for the rest of the week. Amasa took me and came for me. Good meeting.
10 May Fri. Amasa & I went down to the meeting. It was very good.
11 May Sat. J & I attended the meeting. We took N home. She gave me a white testament, box of Candy & card for Mother's Day. Tomorrow.
12 May Sun. Mother's Day. A & J went to church. in p.m. I went down to Norma's. We went to C.E. Meeting then on to Union meeting in Sidney Centre. Mr. B. Brought us home.
13 May Mon. I took my clock down to Mr. Young. Called at Mrs. Toby's to see Mrs.s Cory.
14 May Tue. --
15 May Wed. Missionary meeting met here. 27 here besides J & I. Voted to get feedsacks and send overseas to people in Greece. Called at Adelia Donaldson's in evening. Helen & May.
16 May Thu. --
17 Mary Fri. J & I went down to Mrs. Judd's for Circle meeting. Rainy.
18 May Sat. A & J started on a trip. Ethel Connally came to be here with H & I. Mostly rainy.
19 May Sun. Could not go to church as A & J were away. I went down to Anna's to take pansies. Went down to walk up with Anna. She spent the morning.
20 May Mon Ethel & I worked at washing feed sacks to send overseas.
21 May Tue. We worked at sacks again to-day. Rainy weather
22 May Wed. A & J came home this a.m.
23 May Thur.24, 25. --
26 May. Sun. J & I went to church. Amasa took me down to Norma's this evening. She has been sick in bed all day. J came down for me. Rainy.
27 May. Mon. Rainy.
28 May Tue. J took me down to Norma's and I went with them to class day exercises. J &. A came down too, later. The rain seems to be over, to-night.
29 May Wed. It has been a lovely day. We finished washing and drying clothes. I worked on Joan's dress this evening.
30 May Thu. Decoration Day. The Teed's had Chas & family up for a picnic dinner. We ate on the back lawn. Lovely day. J & I went to Guilford cemetery. Made Calls.
31 May Fri.--


1 Jun Sat. -
2 Jun sun. J & I went to S.S. Amasa came down to church.
3 Jun Mon. --
4 Jun Tue. Did not feel very well today.
5 Jun Wed. Haven't felt very good today. Made cookies for Neil's b-day tomorrow. Helen & Mary came to Norma's H came up here for quite.a call to-night.
6 Jun Thu. 7, 8. -
9 Jun Sun. Aa. Took m down to church. It was Children's Day. I went up to N's and stayed till even. Neil & girls went over to Mr L. Norma is about sick with cold.
10 Jun Mon. Neil phoned this noon that they called Dr. Friedman. N has strep throat.
11 Jun Tue. The Miss Soc. Met here. Mrs. Baily Squires, Kiel, Hunt, Hamilton, Kilpatrick, Brown, Lewis & Shultes were here. A terrific thunder shower with wind while they were here. Much damage. Trees blown down.
12 Jun Wed. I rode down with Lois to Norma's. She's in bed. I stayed til 4:00 when Jessie came for me. Had a busy day. Carrie came over for me to-night. Minnie & Cora were there.
13 Jun Thu. Rainy this a.m. Cool. Pleasant this p.m. Carrie brought me home to-night.
14 Jun Fri. I rode down to Norma's this a.m with A. Found Norma better. We got in a few seeds this p.m. J came for me about 3:30.
15 Jun Sat. Went down to Norma's this a.m. We washed. Nice day for drying. N helped. They got the rest of garden in after I left.
16 Jun Sun. J & I went down to S.S. She came back & I stayed to church. Coo.
17 Jun Mon. J went to Oneonta for treatment. Anna came up. We plan to go to Oneonta to-morrow. Thunder showers the p.m. & during nite.
18 Jun Tue. Anna & I went to Oneonta to Dr. LaBarr 12:24. And A met us at 5:42 bus. Weather was good.
19 Jun Wed. --
20 Jun Thu. I went up to Helen's on morning train. We went up on hill . Saw results of tornado in woods. Helen & Betty brought me home.
21 Jun Fri. Jessie & I went to F.C. Meeting at Anna Naylor's to night.
22 Jun Sat. J & I, also Alicia, went to Oneonta this p.m. I went to Dr. LaBar, J to her doctors.
23 Jun Sun. A & J went to Sidney to church. I went down to Norma's late this p.m. And went to Baccalaureate service in evening. Marvin & Katherine came and I went back with them.
24 Jun Mon. Alicia graduated. I went down to Commencement exercises at Central School. Went home with N and had ice cream. Mr. L. And Pearsall's from Mt Upton were there.
25 Jun Tue. 26. --
27. Jun Thu. I went down to Miss Halsey's to an "afternoon tea" with Sara Brown & Mrs. Hedrick besides Weil Donaldson, Mrs. Squire invited but didn'tI get down.
28 Jun Fri. --
29 Jun Sat. McLaughlin's reunion was held today at Marvin Teed's.
30 Jun Sun. I went to church & S.S. Went down to Norma's about 5 o'clock and stayed till 9. N was taking care of babies & children--Sheldon's & McCarthurs.


1 Jul Mon. I went to Oneonta in afternoon to Dr. LaBarr. Came back on bus. Jessie met me.
2 Jun Tue. 3. --
4 Jul Thu. J & A went to Sidney to celebration. In early evening Helen, Norma and all grandchildren but Alicia called. Philip stayed at Norma's for a few days
5 Jul Fri. Mrs. Melick called this p.m. Just just back from N.J.
6 Jul Sat. N & Philip came up to supper. We ate out doors. Had fresh fish, strawberries, etc. Jessie went down for them. A took them back. Winnie Leggett, Carrie Roshirt, Norma.
7 Jul Sun. J & I went to S.S.. I stayed to church. She came back then came for me. Mrs. Melick preached.
8 Jun Mon. --
9 Jul Tue. Helen came down to Norma's for Philip and came up here a while with Philip.
10 Jul Wed. --
11 Jul Thu. Jessie & I went to visit the Leggetts between Lisle & Kilowag. Also went on 8 mi from Marathon to see the Lily Ponds at Slocum's farm. We started home about..
12 Jul Fri. Went down to Norma's and helped shell & can peas that she bro't from Mr. L's. N gave me a nice lot to bring home. Cloudy & rained some.
13 Jul Sat. J & I went down and picked peas to-night.
14 Jul Sun. I went to church & S.S. Miss Florence Root spoke or gave a sermon. I went down to Anna's a while don't to Helen's house. J took me and came for me.
15 Jul Mon. I went down to Norma's and helped her a while so she is sewing for Rita before she take a trip.
16 Jul Tue. Jessie & I went down to a concert & service at Fed. Church this even. The Kings College Quartet. J. Drove up for N.
17 Jul Wed. 18. --
19 Jul Fri. The Friendly Circle met for a picnic supper at Miss Hitts. A lovely evening. About 28 there. Good supper. Also ice cream.
20 Jul Sat. --
21 Jul Sun. J & I went to S.S. I came home and Amasa went to church. Speaker was a man who had been in Palestine and much traveled. Nice Rain last even.
22 Jul Mon. 23, 24. --
25 Jul Thu. I went up to Helen's on morning train & came back on late bus. H walked over to bus station with me. Amasa came for me at Norma's. I helped H.
26 Jul Fri. I went down to Anna's a while. Her mother has been very sick for a wk.
27 Jul Sat.--
28 Jul Sun. J, A & I went to Otego to church. Took N's & my suit case for B & M to use. Drove over to Helen's with them. A lovely day. (This was the 28th). (She had written it in the 27th space. AP).
29 Jul Mon 30.--
31 Jul Wed. Mrs. Jones went up to her son's at Edmeston. I went down to Anna's a few min this evening.


1 AugThu.. --
2 Aug Fri. I went down to Anna's a few min. Came home when Jessie & Amasa went by.
3 Aug Sat. I went down to Anna's this even.
4 Aug Sun. I went to church & S.S>. A & J went to Cooperstown to the "sing." N and Rita came up and stayed all evening.
5 Aug Mon. --
6 Aug Tue. Jessie too me over to Carrie's this even to stay till to morrow.
7 Aug Wed. Carrie, Dorothy & I attended the "Old Girl's Picnic" at Katherine Cooks. About 25 there. Rainy in a.m. Cool & cloudy in p.m. Carrie brought me home in evening. Lists attending in back (Gma wrote the list of the women who attended on one of the back pages of her diary. I have included it here. She added that it was held at the Miricks in 1948. AP).

OLD GIRL'S PICNIC. 1946 at Katherine Ecob's. 1948 at Mirik's.
Mrs. Lewis, E. Medbury, Mrs. Lewis, Clara Lockwood, Mrs Herrick, E. Musson, H. Hurlbutt, Ida Mirick, P. Woodlands, Mary Mirick, B. Toby, Hametta Mirick, K.. Shaw, Margaret Carpenter, D. Root, Lizzie Benedict, J. Daniels, Luella Van Dusen, Miss F. Freer, Jessie Holdridge, L. Adams, Florence Lillie, P. Hollis, Marion Lillie, C. Cope, A Nearing, Miss Hurd, A Ecob, D Roots granddaughter, G Musson, Mrs. Dean, W. Deitz, Mrs. Francis Daniels, Lena Royce, Mrs. Davis, Anna Robinson, Carrie Havett.

8 Aug Thu. Norma started work at the tie shop to-day. 8am to 5pm.
9 Aug Fri. Carrie's 70th b'day. I went down to Norma's this even and went with her to the Sheldon's as they are away & she is staying with the children.
10 Aug Sat. --
11 Aug Sun. I did not go to church. J & A went, also to Cooperstown to the "sing." Anna came up this even.
12 Aug Mon. I went down to Norma's a while Took apples & sauce.
13 Aug Tue. A & J went to Bing this p.m.
14 Aug Wed. The Teed's wedding anniversary--33rd. They were away nearly all day. Katherine Teed stayed with me. Mrs. Melick, Alice Young & Mrs. Eldridge called.
15 Aug Thu. 16.--
17 Aug Sat. Carrie, Dorothy, the boys, & Donna came over and we had a picnic supper in the house for it rained. Amasa took me up to Helen's to stay a week.
18 Aug Sun. Went to church & S.S. Went over to Mrs. Squires' in even.
19 Aug Mon. We washed to-day and canned 14 qt apples.
20 Aug Tue. We ironed all our spare time to-day. Extra ironing. Curtains & last wk's ironing.
21 Aug Wed. Ruth's 2nd birthday. In p.m. I called at Mrs. Baily's. Rick's and Porters
22 Aug Thu. Went up to Mrs. Brown's. Helen took me. She wan't home so I came back and called at Mrs. Hunts & Mrs Croswell's. In even called at Leona's & the Andersons.
23 Aug Fri. H took me up to the Brown's to call. Then to Mrs. Daniels and Dr. Lewis. Stopped to Daisy Hyatts and rode back home with them. In evening went to Mrs. Kilpatricks & Squires'.
24 Aug Sat. Helen did some extra things & I did housework. Mended in evening.
25 Aug Sun. Went to church & S.S. Took a bunch of ageratum & golden glow to church. Helen brought me home. Stopped at Norma's & she rode down to church with us.
26 Aug Mon. Jessie & I went huckleberrying. Got a a nice lot staying only a short time.
27 Aug tue. --
28 Aug Wed. Mrs. Lewis & her sister, Mrs. Johnson came down on the morning train and stayed til after supper. Amasa took them home.
29 Aug. Thu. Jessie & I went berrying this a.m.Found a nice lot; but couldn't stay too long. Lila & Julia Mead were here to supper & evening.
30 Aug Fri. 31 . --

1 Sep Sun. J & I went to church & S.S. Carrie & Wilfred called this p.m.
2 Sep Mon. I went down to Norma's this p.m. And stayed still about 7 o'clock. Had supper and helped about ironing, making pickles, etc.
3 Sep Tue. 4. --
5 Sep Thu. Mrs. Porter and Ada Badger came down on the forenoon bus. Jessie met them and hey stayed till 5 o'clock train. A lovely day.
6 Sep Fri. A lovely day.
7 Sep Sat. Warmer and pleasant. I went with A & J to a clam bake up in the picnic grounds. It was real good tho' I ate too much, I think.
8 Sept Sun. Jessie & I went to church & S.S. After church J & A went on a little trip. Anna came up & stayed to lunch. Rained this evening.
9 Sep Mon. --
10 Sep Tue. We canned corn & apples to-day. I went down to Norma's this evening.
11 Sep Wed. Nettie Burrows from Oxford came to stay a few days this p.m. Jessie went for her.
12 Sep Thu. I went up to Helen's on morning train. Went to meeting of Earnest Workers at the manse. A pleasant time. Helen brought me home.
13 Sep Fri. Will's 80th b-day had he lived. Cooler, frost in places, we think.
14 Sep Sat. I went down to Norma's and watched the parade this a.m. It was Old Home Day.
15 Sep Sun. Went to church & S.S. I went down to May Clifford's and called on Miss Toby. Found Anna here when I got home and walked home with her.
16 Sep Mon. I went with Roscoe Wright & family to Howard Halbert's funeral at the Methodist church in Morris. A lovely day.
17 Sept Tue. Jessie & Chas went out near Seneca Lake and picked & brought several bu of peaches to-day. Lovely day.
18 Sept Wed. --
19 Sep Thu. Jessie took Nettie Burrows over to her cousins and I rode along, to-nite.
20 Sep Fri. Called on May Clifford. She walked up part way with me. N. & I went in & got ice cream.
21 Sep Sat.--
22 Sep Sun. Jessie took me over to Carrie's to-night.
23 Sep Mon. Carrie & I, also Minnie, John & Lula went to Otego to call on Cora as it is her birthday. Three from G-vile came. We had a pleasant time. Nice refreshments.
23 Sep Tue. I went to Norma's to help her can peaches to-night.
24 Sep Wed. J & I went down town late this p.m. To do errands. I got cards.
26 Sep Thu. The Gene Moore's and Miss M. Were here for the evening.
27 Sep Fri. --
28 Sep Sat. I went down to Norma's at about 4 o'clock and stayed till 9:30 or so.
29 Sep Sun. I went to church & S.S. It is Rally Day. Thee were 136 in S.S and a good attendance at church. Rained toward night.
30 Sep Mon. Stationery from Jessie, plant from May. Bloomers from Carrie, fruit from Helen, pin from Norma.
1 Oct.Tue Carrie came back with J from Presbytery at Otego. Mrs. Melick & May Clifford came up to supper & evening. Had cards (16), gifts on op page.
2 Oct Wed. I went down to N's. Helen, Joan & Ruth came down to N"s for the even. We had ice cream & cake.
3 Oct Thu. Joan's b-day.
4 Oct Fri. 5. --
6 Oct Sun. J & I went to S.S. I came back & J & A went to church. A lovely day. We had dinner out doors.
7 Oct Mon.8, 9. 10. --
11 Oct Fri. Jessie & I went to Oxford to WRC. to take Nettie Burrows. A grand day. Foliage is pretty. Took lunch and ate outdoors.
12 Oct Sat. Went down to Norma's this even. Mended and ironed a little. Amasa called for me an it was late. He helped at a registration.
13 Oct Sun. J & I went to church & S.S. Mr. B was sick so Mrs. Melick & the Gospel team took charge. Alicia took part.
14 Oct Mon. --
15 Oct Tue. I went up to Helen's on train. I spent the day. Called at Mrs. S. Helen brought me home. Stopped at Norma's.
16 Oct Wed. 17. --
18 Oct Fri. I went down to Norma's to spend the evening. Sewed & mended.
19 Oct Sat. Carrie came over for me this p.m. I expect to stay till Mon.
20 Oct Sun.Carrie & I went to church. Then on up to Cooperstown. Called at the Thanksgiving home to see Sara Brown & Lucy Ellis. Took lunch. Went to hospital to see Walter. Called on Lizzie Benedict.
21 Oct Mon. A cold cloudy day. Carrie brought me home this p.m. Jessie made grape juice this p.m.
22 Oct Tue. I went down to Norma's this evening. Mended a little.
23 Oct Wed. --
24 Oct Thu.Jessie & I went to a concert-ballet dance at Sidney.Enjoyed it a lot. Pleasant to-day.
25 Oct Fri. Still warm & pleasant. Jessie went to E. Springfield to teach rug-making.
26 Oct Sat. --
27 Oct Sun. J & I went to S.S. Amasa a came down to church. J & I went to Gospel Team meeting this evening. Warm & pleasant.
28 Oct Mon. 29. --
30 Oct Wed. Jessie & I went up to Harry McLaughlin's this p.m. Early especially to see the new baby. Lovely day. Very Warm.
31 Oct Thu.

1 Nov Fri. --
2 Nov Sat. J took me down to Norma's about 7:00. Was there 1/12 hr or so. Carrie & W came over & stopped for me. They stayed to supper & spent evening.
3 Nov Sun. J & A went down to Sidney to church. This p.m. I went down to May Clifford's. She's not very well.
4 Nov Mon.--
5 Nov Tue. Election Day. J & I went down and voted.
6 Nov Wed. 7, 8. --
9 Nov Sat. I went down to N's this evening. Am staying over night. N is sick & went to doctors.
10 Nov sun. N felt bad this a.m. But got better and went up to Helen's on bus. I went to church & S.S. Went back to N"s to dinner which the girls & I got.
11 Nov Mon. 12, 13. --
14 Nov Thu. I went up to Helen's for the day. She brought me home. We stopped at Norma's.
15 Nov Fri. 16. --
17 Nov Sun. A & J went to church. Winnie & Arthur Jr Leggett and Sherman Young were here for dinner. N, Alicia & Rita came up in p.m.
18 Nov Mon. 19, 20. --
21 Nov Thu. Anna Ireland came late this p.m. Stayed here over nite.
22 Nov Fri. --
23 Nov Sat. Miss Merriman came this a.m. And I went home with her . In p.m. We went over to Carrie's and spent most of the afternoon. Pleasant.
24 Nov Sun. I went to church & S.S. N asked me to come down to dinner. She had roast pork, etc. Stayed till 8:00. A called for me.
25 Nov Mon. Very mild for this time of year. 52 degrees this even.
26 Nov Tue. --
27 Nov Wed. Mrs. Squire came down "by mistake" on a.m. Bus and back this ps.m. We expected her to-morrow. Went down to N's this even.
28 Nov Thu. Thanksgiving Day. J & A went to Bing. I went down to N's to dinner. Came back soon as I could. Mrs. Melick called.
29 Nov Fri. Richmond came this noon to say Helen has a baby boy born late in a.m.
30 Nov Sat.. -

1 Dec. Sun. 2, 3, 4,5,6,7,
8 Dec Sun. Amasa took N & I up to Helen's. N went back on 9 o'clock bus.
9 Dec. Mon. I am expecting to stay a wk at Helen's.
10 Dec Tue.11, 12.--
13 Dec Fri. Helen & I went over town. To the store. I called a few minutes at Mrs. Squire's.
14 Dec. Sat. I went up to Oneonta on early train. N & Rita went too. Alicia coming later. Helen came up for us & took N home.
15 Dec sun. Helen & Rich bro't me home to nite. I went to church at Otego this a.m. N is sick with infected throat.
16 Dec Mon.17,18.19,20,21
22 Dec Sun. Jessie & I went to church. No S.S. Christmas exercises. Went down to see Anna Ireland at Helen Ir. Called at Norma's & left gifts.
23 Dec Mon.
24 Dec Tue. Amasa took me up to Helen's this evening.
26 Dec. Wed. Joan is sick. Has had pneumonia. I stayed with her while others went over to Grandpa D. For dinner. H then bro't me home.
26 Dec. Thu. Went down to Mrs. Young's twice as she is making a dress for me.
27 Dec. Fri. Went down in a.m. & P.m to Mrs. Young's to have dress dotted. Bro't it home to-night.
28 Dec Sat. Went to the Leonard-Tillson wedding with Neil, N & family. Stopped at Mr. Leonard's. He rode with us.
29 Dec Sun. Jessie & I went to church. NO S.S. Merle Fuller is holding meetings here, and taught S.S. Class.
30 Dec Mon. --
31 Dec Tue. --

END OF 1946 DIARY

1947 COPY OF DIARY of NELLIE CONVERSE CARR, Age 69, 70

1 Jan Wed.. I went down to Norma's this p.m. Neil brought me home about 9 o'clock. Stormy. N & I looked over our cards (Christmas).
2 Jan Thu. 3.--
4 Jan Sat. Amasa took me down to Norma's late this p.m. To stay till to-morrow. We made some uppers for Phil's pajama's & I fixed Ruth's.
5 Jan Sun. Went to church & S.S. Cold & slippery. Amasa came down for me to-night.
6 Jan Mon. --
7 Jan Tue. Helen, Betty, Joan & Stevie called this evening a while. They came down to the doctor's & to Norma's.
8 Jan Wed.- 9, 10, 11.--
12 Jan sun. It was late when we got around. I stayed home and got dinner.
13 Jan Mon. 14, 15, 15, 16. --
17 Jan. Fri. We are having mild weather. & & I went to Friendly Circle meeting to-night at Mrs. Benedicts. Had a pleasant time.
18 Jan Sat.
19 Jan. Sun. -- Amasa & J went to Oneonta this p.m. A took me down to Norma's to stay a week, this even.
20 Jan Mon, 21, 22. --
23 Jan Thu. Am to Norma's. Called at Mrs. Pearce's this p.m.
24 Jan Fri. Adelia Harris called at Norma's this p.m.
25 Jan Sat. --
26 Jan Sun. I went to Church & S.S. Carrie & Walter came over. W & Amasa went to church & I went back to Teed's with them. Have been to N's a wk.
26 Jan 27, 28, 29, 30, 31.--

1 Feb Sat. J & I went to Bainbridge this p.m. I called to see Cora Guile who is in a nursing home there. Also John & Lula Halbert. Stopped at N's & spent evening.
2 Feb Sun. J & I went to church & S.S. N left church early and went up to Helen's on bus.
3 Feb Mon. 4, 5, 6. --
7 Feb. Fri. I went to Cora Guile's funeral to-day with Roscoe Wright's people. Helen, Mary, Joan & baby called this evening.
8 Feb Sat. --
9 Feb Sun. Jessie, Carolyn & I went to church & S.S. Cold, some stormy.
10 Feb Mon. Snowed during the nite. Rather cold & quite blustery..
11 Feb Tue. --
12 Feb Wed. I went down to Norma's this even. Neil brought me home. N fell & hurt her back Mon. Did not work yesterday.
13 Feb Thu.
14 Feb Fri. I went up to Helen's for the day on morning remain. Helen brought me home. Stopped at Norma's. Mild & pleasant.
15 Feb Sat --
16 Feb Sun. A, Carolyn & I went to church & S.S. Went down to N's this p.m. Amasa came down for me. They went to church. Mild thru the day.
17 Feb Mon. 18, 19, 20. --
21 Feb Fri. I went to the F.C. Meeting at Miss Carpenter's. Stopped a minute at Norma's. Helen & children were there.
22 Feb Sat. Went down to Norma's late this p.m. Stayed to supper & spent evening.
23 Feb Sun. J & Carolyn went to church & S.S. Lois came up for dinner.
24 Feb Mon. Carrie & Walter's 43 wedding anniversary. Have sent them a card.
25 Feb Tue. Neil left for Philadelphia to have x-Ray & perhaps operation on spine. Does not reach hospital till to-morrow.
26 Feb Wed. Carrie & Walter came over this a.m. C wanted J to help about a rug patterns. W went with A to Rotary meeting & dinner.
27 Feb Thu. Jessie's b-day. She went to Sidney Home Bureau meeting. Lecture in even & at Marvin's for the evening--cakes flowers, cards, etc.
28 Feb Fri. Anna Ireland came in late this a.m. Is planning to live here in her little house.

1 Mar Sat. I went down to Norma's this evening to stay over night and to-morrow
2 Mar Sun. Had headache so did not go to church. Snowed hard most all day. A came for me about 6. I feel better to nite.
3 Mar Mon. N phoned that Neil expects to have his operation to-day. He went down to a Philadelphia hospital last wk. A heavy snow came during yesterday & to nite.
4 Mar Tue. I went down to Anna's a few min. This p.m. She isn't very good. Carolyn went home to-nite after being here over 3 wk while Catherine had (??).
5 Mar Wed. I went down to Anna's a while this p.m. She was feeling better. Seemed quite cheerful. There is a large body of snow. School closed.
6 Mar Thu. Sent Phil a card & letter to Helen. Went down to Anna's a short time. She's not as well. N had a short letter from Neil.
7 Mar Fri. Went down to Anna's a while. Schools closed all over the state on account of snow & blocked roads..
8 Mar Sat. Went down to Anna's and read to her this p.m. Went down to Norma's late this p.m. & stayed. J & I called at Mrs. Melicks. She is not well.
9 Mar Sun. Went to church & S.S. Called at Delia Harris' this p.m. A came down for me to-night.
10 Mar Mon. Went down to Anna's as she is not feeling well.
11 Mar Tue. I went down to Anna's this p.m. To see how she is.
12 Mar Wed. I took supper & went down to Anna's. I read to her and we had a nice eve.
13 Mar Thu. Anna came up this p.m. J & A went to Hobart to Rotary meeting. Carolyn & Cath. Stayed here.
14 Mar Fri. --
15 Mar Sat. Mrs. Borden came up this p.m. And we put cloth on rug frame. N phoned she was home from Oneonta (Drs.) and Jessie took Mrs. B & I down ( I to N's).
16 Mar sun. Went to church & S.S. With N & family. A came down for me early this evening.
17 Mar Mon. I went down to Anna's to see how she was. She came up late. Stayed to supper. J & A went to Bing. Late in p.m.
18 Mar Tue. J & A went to Bing. To J's aunt's funeral to-day. Neil came back home to-day from the hospital after his operation on spine.
29 Mar Wed. 20.--
21 Mar Fri. J & I attended the Friendly Circle meeting at Mrs. Judd's. A supper. J made birthday cake as several has b-days this mo.
22 Mar Sat. I went up to Oneonta with Neil & Norma this a.m. Helen met us in O and we went home with her. N & Rita went back on 6 o'clock bus.
23 Mar Sun. I went to church & SS at Otego. Helen & Rich brought me home this event.
24 Mar Mon. --
25 Mar Tue. Went down to Anna's and read to her. Started "Their Yesterdays" by Harold Bell Wright.
26 Mar Wed. I went down and read to Anna to-night.
27 Mar Thu. Anna came up this p.m. A little while. Katherine (her sister came up. She stayed all night ) while Anna was here. J & A went to Sherrill this a.m.
28 Mar. Fri. Amasa got up early & went up where J was. They did not get home til nearly 2. J took me up to Oneonta as I had a date with Dr. LaBarr.
29 Mar Sat. I went down to Norma's late this p.m. We went to the Senior School Play in evening. Helen & R were at N's to bring birthday gifts for N.
30 Mar Sun. N's B-day. Had an invitation to Mr. L's for dinner but felt I'd been away several Sunday's. J & A went to Delhi to church. Went down to Anna's. She's about sick.
31 Mar Mon. --

1 Apr Tue. --
2 Apr. Wed. I went down to Mrs. Templeton's to see Anna this p.m. She's not very good. Helen, Mary & baby came in a few min early evening.
3 Apr Thu. 4. --
5 Apr Sat. J & I went over to Carrie's this p.m. Emily & children, Wilfred & Mildred were there. I stopped at Norma's on way home. Mrs. Melick called this p.m.
6 Apr Sun. Easter sun. I went to church & S.S. Lovely flowers, a church filled, and a fine service.
7 Apr Mon. 7. -
8 apr Tue. Went down to Anna a few min. She came home yesterday. Is some better, but has some cold. J & A went to Franklin to Rotary meeting.
9 Apr Wed. I went down to Anna's to night and read. Started,"the Man from Glengary."
10 Apr Thu A & I went down to see pictures on a screen at the church. Mrs. Ives sister-in-law has the films, etc. I went down to N's a while after.
11 Apr Fri. --
12 Apr Sat. I went down to Norma's this evening. Helen & family were there. H took Mary & Phil to the doctor.
13 Apr Sun. I went to church & S.S. Mrs. Hayman, Sec of WCTU in Near East talked. Very good.
14 Apr Mon. 15, 16-- 17--
18 Apr Fri. Geo. Kuzel came late this p.m. From Wash. D.C. He & I went down to N"s. Did not go to F. Circle as planned. J served in my place.
19 Apr Sat. Geo. & I started out this a.m. Called at Helen's, Myrtles, stopped at old places, Sheldon Carr's & Orrin's. A lovely day. In even Geo & A went over to Rolfe's for maple syrup.
20 Apr Sun. J . Went to church. Geo.K. Went to Marathon this a.m. Rained or snowed about all day.
21 Apr Mon. Presbytery today at Delhi. J went for the day. A in evening. Geo came back in p.m.
22 Apr. Tue. J & A went to Walton for dental work. Geo went with them then to G-ville this p..m.
23 Apr Wed. Geo came back here this p.m. He & I went down to the tie shop (where my mother was now working. AP), and I did some errands.
24 Apr Thu. Geo K. Started on the trip to Kans this a.m. J, A, & I went down to Marvin's for evening & supper. Carrie & W were there also.
25 Apr Fri. Helen, Mary,, Phil l& baby came to U. Norma & girls & I went with them to G to a musical festival. Snow & bad traveling. Fine music.
26 Apr Sat. J & A went to Norwich to a concert. Anna was up in p.m. Had a sore spot on shoulder. (Shingles).
27 Apr Sun. I went to church & S.S. Rainy more or less.
28 Apr Mon. --
29 Apr Tue. I went down to Anna's but she wasn't home.
30 Apr Wed. Went down to Anna's a while. Mrs. Carim was there and I didn't stay to read.

1 May Thu. Went down to Anna's and read this evening. She was up this p.m.
2 May Fri. --
3 May Sat. Jessie & I went to Oneonta. I went to Dr. La Barr's. Got a pr of shoes at Gardners--stopped at N both ways. Stopped at Helen's.
4 May Sun. J. & I went to church & S.S. Toward night J & I went up to Harry McLaughlin's. Pleasant.
5 May Mon. J went down town and I rode down with her to May Clifford's. A came for me.
6 May Tue. Went down to Anna's a few minutes.
7 May Wed. Went up to Helen's for the day. It was a very rainy day. Not so bad in p.m. Helen brought me home. We stopped at Norma's.
8 May Thu. 9.--
10 May Sat. Went down to N's this evening. Amasa came for me. Neil came back from Pa after check up. Is feeling very good. N gave me box of candy. Helen sent candy eggs by mail.
11 May Sun. I went to S.S & church. Mother's Day. Good sermon.
12 May Mon. Anna was up this p.m. To phone. A U J went away. Anna was up a while this even
13 May Tue. I went down to Anna's and read to her to-night.
14 May Wed. 15.--
16 May Fri. Friendly Circle met at Miss Eel's. J & I went. Had a pleasant evening.
17 May Sat. Jessie took me over to Carrie's this p.m. To stay till to-morrow. Harry Cope & wife were there to supper.
18 May Sun. Went to church with W & Carrie. Wm Thrush & wife are the new minister & wife there. This is the first Sun. W & C brought me home in evening.
19 May Mon. --
20 May Tue. Went down to Anna's and read to her. Copied names of books to be ordered for "Talking Books." Machine.
21 May Wed. The missionary society met here this p.m. 30 present including committee. Pleasant or rather warm & comfortable.
22 May Thu. I went with Carrie down to Bainbridge. Called on John & Lula, then at Mrs. Newell's and went out to Stanley Price's to see Lula Hanson who is visiting there. Lovely day.
23 May Fri. A very pleasant day. Warm & comfortable. J worked outside a lot.
24 May Sat. Went down to N's late in p.m. And stayed over night.
25 May Sun. Went to church & S.S. N went up to Helen's after church on bus. Rainy. Eunice' & family called in p.m.
26 May Mon. Went down to Anna's and read to her to-night.
27 May Tue. Anna was sick. Amasa found out, so I went down & stayed till after 11:00 when Wallace came. Had the doctor about midnight.
28 May Wed. Went down a few minutes to see Anna. Is some better, not coughing as much. Went down again a few minutes to-night.
29 May Thu. They took Anna down to Mrs.s Templeton's to-day (a.m.). J & I went over to Flax Is. Cemetery this p.m. Took lilacs. Hard thunder shower.
30 May Fri. Decoration day. Chas & Family up to dinner. I went down to see Anna, then to Norma's. The Tillsons, Patty & Gerald called. They brought me home.
31 May Sat. Carrie, Emily & family called this p.m.

1 Jun Sun. A & J went to church in p.m. Jessie & I went to Oxford Home to call on Julia Brown & Nettie Burrows. I called to see Lantie Forester. Stopped at Barbara's also Irene Ryan.
2 Jun Mon. Anna was taken to Sidney hospital early yesterday a.m.
3 Jun Tue. 4, 5. --
6 Jun Fri. Quite warm. J & I rode up to the top of the hill to-nite. Beautiful sunset. Called a few min at Geo Gilbert's.
7 Jun Sat. I went down to Norma's this even. They have been having plastering done.
8 Jun Sun. Amasa & I went to church. Children's Day. Rainy. Stopped at Mrs. Templeton's. Anna is there and not very good.
9 Jun Mon.--
10 Jun Tue. Anna is back to Mrs. Templeton's. I went down to see her this evening. She isn't very good but we visited and she seemed to enjoy it.
11 Jun Wed. --
12 Jun Thu. I went up to Helen's on early train. Stopped a short time at Mrs. Squires. Helen bro't me home to-nite. Stopped at Norma's a while.
13 Jun Fri. --
14 June Sat. I rode down to Mrs.s Templeton's to see Anna this even. Amasa stopped for me. A rainy time. Found Anna improving.
15 Jun Sun. J & I went to church & S.S. Father's DAy. Cloudy. Rather cool.
16 Jun Mon. Carrie came over this even to meet Wilford & wife who came from Albany on train. They stopped here.
17 Jun Tue. --
18 Jun Wed. Carrie, Mildred & Nina S were over this p.m. Jessie & I went to Miss. Picnic at Bapt church this even. Mr Genson from China spoke.
19 Jun Thu. I walked down to see Anna this even. Then on down to Norma's. Jessie came for me.
20 Jun Fri. Friendly Circle met here to-nite. 19 came. We had a pleasant time.
21 Jun Sat. --
22 Jun Sun. J & I spent up to Otego to Bap services. N went up earlier on bus. J & I went over to Helen's and N rode back with us. We stopped to see Anna. They had taken her to Cooperstown hosp.
23 Jun Mon. We hear that Anna did not live to reach the Hospital. (Betty graduated).
N & I went up to Otego on bus and attended grad exercises. Called at Lena's H bro't us home.
24 Jun Tue. --
25 Jun Wed. J & I attended Anna's funeral at 7:30 this p.m. In E. Church. Flowers beautiful. Neighbor's took a lovely spray which J made. I'll miss Anna so much.
26 Jun Thu. 27. --
28 Jun Sat. The Teed's had the reunion here to-day. Quite warm. No rain here. I rode down to Sidney with Effie McL & son in p.m. Then went to N's & stayed over nite. Helen & children came.
29 Jun Sun. A came down for me and took me to church later. Mr. Cabilage a Filipino minister preached. Very good.
30 Jun Mon. I went up to Helen's on 12:24 bus. She & I went for strawberries in late p.m. Had good lunch. I came home on bus. Alicia went to Monterey, Mass. Today to work.

1 Jul Tue. Carrie & Arthur Halbert called in p.m. Had a hard thunder shower while they were here.
2 Jul Wed. 3--
4 Jul Fri. Amasa went down for N & Rita. We had supper out in back yard. A & J went down to Chas for picnic supper. Arthur & Carrie called in p.m.
5 Jul Sat. 6, 7, 8.
9 Jul Wed. I went down to Earl Wrights to visit with Minnie Kilsby this even. Amasa took me down and went for me.
10 Jul Thu. Minnie K & Gail came up this p.m. And spent the p.m. Stayed to supper. We ate outside. It was very pleasant. J went down for them. Roscoe came for them.
11 Jul Fri. J & A went on a little trip this p.m. Phoned in even that they are at Tannersville. Greene Co. In Catskills. Rained at nite.
12 Jul Sat. A lovely day. Rather warm in p.m. I was alone all day except Pauline was down to phone twice. I enjoyed it Read, wrote, etc.
13 Jul Sun. --
14 Jul Mon J. Went down town and I rode along to May Clifford's. Stopped and called on the Huffmyers at the John's place.
15 Jul Tue. Amasa took me down to Elliot's to have my eyes fitted for glasses then came for me. We had a hard shower later in p.m.
16 Jul Wed.--
17 Jul Thu. I went down to Norma's a while this evening.
18 Jul Fri. We met at Miss Hitts for our F.C. Picnic supper. Nice evening and fine supper.
19 Jul Sat. Helen, Ruth & Stevie came down to Norma's late this p.m. I went down a while this evening.
20 Jul Sun. I went to church & S.S. A & J went on a trip. H & little ones came up. Also Norma for a while in p.m.
21 Jul Mon. Norma has been sick to-day and did not go to work. I went down a while this evening. Rainy to-night. We washed, canned qt beans & berries.
22 Jul Tue. --
23 Jul Wed. Jessie & Katherine Teed went over to Carrie's and picked peas. We froze them, a bu (of pods).
24 Jul Thu. --
25 Jul Fri. Went up to H's on morning train. We went huckleberry int near Maple Grove. Came home on late bus. Called at N's. A came for me.
26 Jul Sat. 27, 28. --
29 Jul Tue. I went down to Norma's this even. Neil had been papering bath room. I helped a little about cleaning up.
30 Jul Wed. --
31 Jul Thu. Very warm & humid. Thunder showers & cooler in 0.m. Hailed.

1 Aug Fri. --
2 Aug Sat. I went down to Elliot's for my glasses this p.m. J & A started on a trip to (??) and other places at 5:30 to nite.
3 Aug Sun. N & Rita came up to dinner and stayed till nite. N. Did, Rita went home earlier. Teed's returned about 10:30.
4 Aug Mon. --
5 Aug Tue. Amasa took me over to Carrie's to-nite so I can be there to attend the O.S.G. Picnic to-morrow.
6 Aug Wed. Carrie & I went to the picnic at Gertrude Musson's today at 2:30. I called at N. Sargents a few minutes. Carrie bro't me home to-nite.
7 Aug Thu. 8. --
9 Aug Sat. I went down to N and stayed over night. Neil went to Penn to be gone a few days.
10 Aug Sun. I went to church & S.S. Carrie, Walter, Dorothy & children came and they stopped at N's. I went with them to Otego. H's. Family not home. Carrie & I called at Mrs. Squires, then on to Well's Bridge and called at Ethel Cope at a nursing home. Then the Copes called at Teed's. I came home with them.
11 Aug Mon. I went down to Norma's this even and helped her can apples. She has 18 qt in all now.
12 Aug Tue. Quite warm to-day.
13 Aug Wed. Jessie & I went down to the Buffet's to call this evening. Very warm, humid.
14 Aug Thu. J & A 34th wedding anniversary. They started at a 3:30 on a trip to be gone a few days. Very warm, a trifle cooler at nite after showers around.
15 Aug Fri. I got upstairs cleaning both rooms etc done this a.m. Very warm. But a slight breeze. Showers around. Toward night. We got very little rain here.
16 Aug Sat. Sat cleaning done. Some mending, etc. Picked berries & cukes. Mrs. Fowler & her guest called. Chas & girls came up in a.m. Cooler at night. A called on phone.
17 Aug Sun. Cloudy & cooler. Just comfortable. Chas came up. Tried to put in light in kitchen. Marvin & K bro't N up after church. She stayed till night.
18 Aug Mon. J & A came home between 8 and 9 to-nite. I canned 5 pt corn. Warm this p.m.
19 Aug Tue. We washed. I went after bl'k berries in a.m. Carrie R., Minnie, Mary, Norma R & Myrtle came in p.m. Here to supper.
20 Aug Wed. --
21 Aug Thu. Sent card to Ruth. Went down town a few min to the dress shop. Did not buy anything. Went down to Norma's to help fix dresses to take on her trip. Stayed all nite.
22 Aug Fri. Neil bro't me up this a.m. About 8. Warm & humid.
23 Aug Sat. Carrie came for me this even. Emily & children are there and they came too. Will stay a couple of day.
24 Aug Sun. Attended church morning & evening. The church is celebrating the sesquicentennial anniversary. Saw several people I haven't seen in many years.
25 Aug Mon In p.m. Went to G-ville with Carrie & Emily. Called at Carrie Straits. The pageant was held in even which was good. Amasa & Marvin came over & I came back with them.
26 Aug Tue. Amasa took me up to Helen's to stay a wk (vacation).
27 Aug Wed. Called at Mrs. Squires & Dr. Lewis's this p.m.
28 Aug Thu. Helen & I went black berrying this p.m. Got a nice lot (canned 18 qt & had 2 qt or more to use).
29 Aug Fri.Helen & I went toG-vile. Called at Nina Sargent's also Marie Cookway & Mrs. Butler.
30 Aug Sat. Called at Mrs. Hunts, Mrs Terry's and Leona Canavan's.
31 Aug Sun. Went to church & S.S. In p.m. Went over & saw the Daniels. Mrs. Croswell's, and the Andersons.

1 Sept Mon. In p.m called at Mrs. Kilpatrick, Mrs.s Bailey's, Mrs. Kiel & Mrs. Squire.
2 Sep.Tue. Helen brought me home to-night. We stopped at Norma's & Neil had an accident this a.m. Not seriously hurt but wrecked car. Rainy morning. School began.
3 Sep Wed.3, 4, 6. --
7 Sep Sun. I went to church & S.S. Nettie Burrows came this p.m. For a couple of days.
8 Sep Mon. J, Nettie & I went over to Effie McLaughlin's this even for a short call. Lovely evening after a quite warm day.
9 Sept Tue. Jessie took Nettie home (to Oxford R.. House) this evening. Warm & pleasant.
10 Sep Wed. Jessie & Amasa went to the Morris Fair to-day. Rather warm but pleasantly comfortable.
11 Sep Thu. I went down to the Huffmire's a while this evening. Lovely weather. We have been eating out of doors, dinner & supper for several days.
12 Sept Fri. Mrs. Melick and Edith Carpenter called this p.m. Pleasant.
13 Sep Sat. Warm & pleasant. Last day of Morris Fair. Norma & Alicia went. Will's 81st B-day.
14 Sep Sun. J & I went to church & S.S. Miss F Root gave the message. Warm & very pleasant. We ate outside both breakfast & dinner.
15 Sept Mon. --
16 Sep Tue. Considerable cooler to-night. Helen & children came down to Norma's tonight. The children are being inoculated against whooping cough.
17 Sep Wed. Amasa & Jessie went out where they did last year a tho this time got all their peaches at F. Cheney's. PIcked up nearly all they got. Grapes too.
18 Sep Thu. Norma had a bu of the Teed's peaches and I went down to nite and helped her can them. She had 15 qt besides having a nice lot to eat. They are (??) $7.00 a bu.
19 Sep Fri. 20--
21 Sept Sun. J & A went to Mt Upton & Cope's & Barbara's early in a.m. A took me down to S.S& church. In p.m. A took me down to Norma's and we went to see Mildred W. I called
22 Sep Mon 23,--
24 Sep Wed. J& ( went to Valois to the Cheneys to-day. Got peaches, grapes & apples. Called on Maude in Ithaca & stopped at Marathon.
25 Sep Thu. I went down and helped N can peaches. She is about sick. Helen came in and I gave her fruit.
26 Sep Fri. 27.--
28 Sep Sun. Rally Day at S.S. I went to church & S.S. ( Mr. Benedict's last Sun).
29 Sep Mon. I went down to N's this even. She washed. I canned 4 cans peaches.
30 Sep Tue. --

1 Oct Wed. Had several cards & letters. $1.00 from Carrie. Stockings from J. Pen from Helen.
2 Oct Thu. I went down to N's this even. Made a pie and did ironing. She isn't very good.
3 Oct Fri. Helen & children came to N's. I went down. We had refreshments there. J made a cake. H bro't one. We had rolls, salad, etc. N went to see Dr.
4 Oct Sat. Helen's b-day. Norma some better.
5 Oct Sun. I went to church & SS a Mr. Fay preached. World Wide Communion Sunday. N. Some better. Will not work this wk.
6 Oct Mon 7. --
8 Oct Wed. I went down to Norma's to night and we made apple jam. She's not working this week. Feeling better.
9 Oct Thu. I went down to Mildred Wrights this p.m. Rode down with A and walked back as far as May Clifford's. Rode up with A.
10 Oct Fri. --
11 Oct Sat. Jessie's cousins the Hotchkins were up from Bing. Also Chas folks. Lovely day. We ate out of doors.
12 Oct Sun. After Church J , A, Adelia Harris & I took our lunch and went for a ride. Ate in Walton, drove on to Margaretville. Downsville. Roxbury, Br Gorge, etc. Stopped at Norma's & spent evening. She has a cat bite so had been to doctors with that. Lovely foliage & warm & pleasant.
13 Oct Mon. I bro't Norma up for a while this p.m. She isn't able to work. She walked back and I went with her a ways. Lovely weather
14 Oct Tue I went down to the Buffet's to call a few min. This p.m.
15 Oct Wed. Mrs. Fowler went with me to Miss meeting at Mrs. Macintosh's. A took us. Mrs. Young bro't us home.
16 Oct Thu. --
17 Oct Fri. J & I attended the F.C. Meeting at Mrs. Belden's this evening. I went down to Mr. Buffets this afternoon.
18 Oct Sat. Jessie and I went to Mr. Staffers and picked up butternuts this a.m. I went down to N's this evening. I made some apple jam for Mildred Wright.
19 Oct Sun. Jessie took me up to Helen's to stay a wk. Expect to help about mending, sewing etc.
20 Oct Mon. Weather warmer. The spring gets lower all the time at the barn.
21 Oct Tue. Spring is dry, so they get water at Mr. Leonard's.
22 Oct Wed. 23, 24. --
25 Oct Sat. Frosty morning but warm this p.m. I went over town. Called at Peach's. Mrs. Bailey, Mrs. Porter and at Dr. Lewis. Warm evening.
26 Oct Sun. Went to church & S.S. Called at Mrs. Squires on way home. Helen brought me home toward evening. Stopped at Norma's. Carrie was here when Helen and I came. Warm.
27 Oct Mon. 28. --
29 Ot Wed. Amasa & I went down to School House to a concert. A blind man pianist--Carmelo Cascis. Chorus by High school chorus.
30 Oct Thu. I went down to Sidney Hospital this a.m. To have the mole taken off my neck & wart off my nose, etc. J waited for me at Charles. We stayed to lunch there.
31 Oct Fri.. --

1 Nov Sat. I went down to Norma's and stayed over night.
2 Nov Sun. Walked up this morning. Rather cool. The Cheney's farm Valois called this evening.
3 Nov Mon.
4 Nov Tue. Election Day. Jessie & I went down in p.m. To vote. Rainy.
5 Nov Wed. --
6 Nov Thu. I went down to the doctor's office this even then walked up to Norma;s. Amasa came for me from at the office. Ethel Connelly & Ruth Phettleplace called.
7 Nov Fri. It rained this a.m. Then turned to snow. Colder. Finished 2 slips for Joan, made some holders. Will send by mail soon.
8 Nov Sat. It rained & snowed to-day.
9 Nov Sun. I went with Chas. Wallin's people & Adelia Harris to Delhi to call at Jenne Eggleston Smith's this p.m. Stopped at Norma's & stayed till 9 o'clock. Neil bro't me home.
10 Nov Mon. Jessie & I went down town to do errands. I did the first Christmas shopping- a kettle for Helen. Cold. Mostly fair.
11 Nov Tue. Armistice Day. Began work here 2 years ago to-day. Hazel M. Came in and spent the evening & to supper. Cold-Rainy.
12 Nov Wed. Cold - cloudy mostly.
13 Nov Thu. --
14 Nov. Fri. Amasa, Norma, Mrs. Fuller & I went up to Oneonta this even to a musical festival. Elem school taking part. We enjoyed it.
15 Nov Sat. I went down to Dr. Hust's office this p.m. He had the pad for the hernia. Think I'm OK now. Called a minute at Norma's. Hazel Came in to night.
16 Nov Sun. I went to church & S.S. A Mr. Henry Smith from Green Is. Preached. Norma went up to Helen's after church. Eunice & family called. Mrs. Carol too.
17 Nov Mon. --
18 Nov Tue. Norma came home sick just before noon and didn't work in p.m.
19 Nov Wed. Mrs. Buffett took Mrs. Fowler & I to the miss. Meeting at Mrs. Ives.
N some better. Worked this p.m. Cold.
20 Nov Thu. 21.--
22 Nov Sat. Carrie came over for me late in p.m. To stay over Sun.
23 Nov Sun. Went to church & S.S. In p.m. Carrie & I called at Sheldon Carr's, Sarrie Stoddards and Sam Musson's.
24 Nov Mon. In p.m. Carrie & I went to N. Berlin. Called at Jamie Phelps & Mrs Butlers. In a.m. Went to G-vile. Called at B. Toby's & Chet Bushnell's. cold & stormy all day.
25 Nov Tue. --
26 Nov Wed. . Went down to Norma's this even and helped make dressing & stuff turkey.
27 Nov Thu. Went down to Norma's for T. Dinner. Mr. Leonard was there. Had a fine dinner & pleasant time. I stayed till evening. Cold. Snow on ground.
28 Nov Fri. Sent Mary a card & $1.00. Carrie, Mildred, Emily & Alice called in p.m.
29 Nov Sat. --
30 Nov sun. J, A U & I went to church & S.S. A Mr. Hall from Baptist Home spoke. Cold. Hazel is here.

1 Dec Mon. --
2 Dec Tue. I had an appointment with Dr. LaBarr so went up on early bus this p.m. And did some Christmas shopping. Came back on 6 o'clock bus. A met me. Bro't Rita's coat.
3 Dec Wed. 4, 5. --
6 Dec Sat. I went down to Norma's late in p.m. Stayed till about 10 when Hazel came in for me. Alicia home. Helped shorten Rita's coat.
7 Dec sun. Went to church & S.S. A (Mr ) from Hartwick College preached. He is very good.
8 Dec Mon. 9, 10, 11, 12, 13.--
14 Dec Sun. Went to church & S.S. Mr. Benedict preached. I spent the p.m. & even getting Christmas cards ready to send.
15 Dec Mon.16, 17, 18. --
19 Dec. Fri. F.C. Class met this a.m. At Miss Hitts to pack Christmas boxes and exchange gifts. Took a wreath to Mildred Wright.
20 Dec Sat.21, 22, 23. --
24 Dec. Wed. Amasa took me up to Helen's this even to spend Christmas. Took a lovely wreath Jessie had made. Cold.
25 Dec Thu. Had the "tree" at Helen's in a.m. We all went over to the Daniel's for dinner and had a "tree" there. Had a pleasant time & fine dinner. Cold weather. Lovely morning. Frost on trees.
26 Dec. Fri.
27 Dec Sat. Mrs. Youngs wedding to-day. Jessie went down & acted as hostess. I went down to Norma's & spent the even.
28 Dec Sun. Went to church & S.S. Went home with Norma from church & stayed all p.m. & even. All were away but Norma. We looked at Christmas cards.
29 Dec Mon. Jessie started making my dress of the material they gave me.
20 Dec Tue. --
31 Dec. Wed. Jessie has my dress nearly finished.

END OF 1947 DIARY

1948 COPY of DIARY of NELLIE CONVERSE CARR, Age 70, 71

1 Jan Thu. the Teed's had the Harris family here for dinner. Had roast duck. Tine dinner & nice time.
2 Jan Fri.Jessie cut out a dress for me that Carrie gave me of feed sacks.
3 Jan Sat. Jessie finished my dresses to-night. I helped a little on the hem of cotton one.
4 Jan Sun. We all went to church. Dr. Arnold from Hartrwick College preached. Went down to Norma's to nite to stay a wk.
5 Jan Mon. Went over to Mr. Harris' a few min this a.m. Ironed & baked.
6 Jan Tue. Did some ironing. Made a pie, etc.
7 Jan Wed. Did more ironing etc. baked cookies.
8 Jan Thu. Baked. Got letters out of feed sacks, etc.
9 Jan Fr. Worked at sacks & baked.
10 Jan Sat. Helen Rich, Phil, & Joan came down. Rich went to a meeting. They all stayed to supper.
11 Jan Sun. I didn't go to church as it was icy. Neil took me home this evening.
12 Jan Mon.Jessie & Hazel went to Bainbridge to pack Hazel's things.
13 Jan Tue. J & Hazel went again. A Mr. Baldwin is keeping.
14 Jan Wed. Hazel & Mr. Baldwin went to Bainbridge again to day. Nearly finished.Cold to-night.
15 Jan Thu. 16.. --
17 Jan Sat I went down to Norma's this even. Stayed till nearly 12:00 or till Hazel came back from restaurant. We worked on Norma's dress it.
18 Jan Sun. Went to church & S.S. Quite cold to- nite.
19 Jan Mon. Very cold morning. -16 degrees. Much colder in places.
20 Jan Tue.
21 Jan Wed. Columbia & Willy Beasterfeld with Donald Goodspeed called a short time the p.m. Much milder to-day.
22 Jan Thu.
23 Jan Fri. Columbia & Willy Beasterfeld were here to dinner. I went with them down to the tie shop to see Norma.
24 Jan Sat. --
25 Jan Sun. Went to church & S.S. Cold. Snow fell several inches last night. Not many out to church.
26 Jan Mon. We heard that Mildred W died last night. Very cold. -16 degrees.
27 Jan Tue. --
28 Jan Wed. I went to Mildred W's funeral. Helen came down and went with N & I H & Stevie came up here and stayed till about 5 o'clock..
29 Jan Thu.--
30 Jan Fri. 18 degrees below this a.m. Cold all day. Much colder at nite.
31 Jan Sat. --22 this a.m.

1 Feb Sun. We all went to church. Mr. Unhjem is preaching. Fine sermons each Sun. -17.
2 Feb Mon. I went down to Norma's this evening. Not so cold.
3 Feb Tue. --
4 Feb Wed. Cold & stormy. The Rolfe's were here to dinner. Ham not feeling so well. Had the doctor to-nite.
5 Feb Thu. Ham. A little better. Had a nice letter from Columbia & Willey. Made a little apron for Alicia & got it ready to mail.
6 Feb Fri. Just zero this am. Cold but not as cold as it has been.
7 Feb Sat. -8 degrees this a.m. Warmed up some today. Norma went up to Helen's on late bus to stay till tomorrow p.m. Ham not very good.
8 Feb Sun.--
9 Feb Mon. Norma came home at noon sick. They called the doctor to nite.
10 Feb Tue. I went down to Norma's this am and stayed over nite. She is some better but in bed. Flu probably. -29 this a.m.
11 Feb Wed. I came home this noon with Amasa. N some better. Still in bed mostly. -12 this am
Not so cold to nite.
12 Feb Thu. --
13 Feb Fri. Not as cold. Snow, a lot but rain in a.m. Especially.
14 Feb Sat. --
15 Feb Sun. 16 Went to church & S.S. Not as cold. Arne Unhjem preached. Good.
16 Feb Mon. Milder. Seems a little spring-like.
17 Feb Tue. Quite mild. Snow going fast. I went down to Adelia Donaldson for a couple of hours this p.m.
18 Feb Wed. --
19 Feb Thu. Colder. Freezing.
20 Feb Fri. The F.C. Class met at Anna Eall's for supper. 21 there. Had a nice supper & good time. I had the program.
21 Feb Sat. I sent down to Norma's to spend the evening. She's about sick with a cold. We made pie. I mended Rita's coat. Carrie & W over this p.m.
22 Feb Sun. J & I went to church & S.S. Lacy Hall. E. Rep of Youth for Christ. He is very good.
23 Feb Mon. Rather cold. But mostly pleasant.
24 Feb Tue. Mild.
25 Feb Wed. Mild. Helen called from Norma's this morning. Water has started in their spring after being dry since last summer. J & Aa went to Oneonta.
26 Feb Thu.
27 Feb Fri. Jessie's birthday. We had a party for her & several others. 16 in all. Had a very pleasant time and fine supper.
28 Feb Sat. --
29 Feb Sun. Went to church & S.S. Thawed during night but colder to day.

1 Mar Mon. --
2, Mar Tue 3, 4.--
5. Mar Fri. I went up to Helen's for the day. A took me. -14 degrees this a.m. I took a cake for Philip's b day to-morrow. Helen took me home. COLD
6 Mar Sat. Philip came down to Norma's on 6 o'clock bus. I went down & spent the evening. Not as cold.
7 Mar Sun. I had a head ache so couldn't go to church. The Chas Teeds were all here for "duck dinner."
8 Mar Mon., 9. --
10 Mar Wed. Thawed to day. Is pleasant. Jessie went to Oneonta.
11 Mar Thu. Snowed several inches today. Rather cold.
12 Mar Fri.
13 Mar Sat. I went down to Norma's this even. Helen & Rich, stopped in on their way to Sidney to Movies.
14 Mar Sun. J, the little girls & I went to church & S.S. A fine sermon by Mr. Unhjem. He's wonderful. Milder.
15 Mar Mon. Mild to-day.
16 Mar Tue. Mild rain in a.m. Thawed all night (to nite).
17 Mar Wed. Mild. Rather spring like.
18 Mar Thu. I had a letter from Mrs. Kilpatrick saying that Evalona Squires was taken to Bing. State Hospital last Monday. Mild. Heard robins.
19 Mar Fri. F.C. Class met at Mrs. Lee Ward's We both went. Had a very nice time. Music & pictures shown. It was real rainy.
20 Mar Sat. I went down to N's in p.m. Helen was there about sick. Had been to Doctor. Was better before she left. N & I went to Junior Play (ink blurred the name of play. AP). Very good.
21 Mar Sun. I went to church & S.S. Palm Sunday. Very good sermon. Lovely a.m. But rained later.
22 Mar Mon. Carrie & Walter came over & spent the even. Rev & Mrs Unhjem have a boy born this a.m. Water very high. We went up to see it this a.m.
23 Mar Tue.
24 Mar Wed. A& I attended an Easter Cantata at the church this even. It was well attended and very good. Mildest day we have had. Snow pretty well gone.
25 Mar Thu. I went down to Norma's and helped her make fondant & fudge for the girls' Easter baskets this even.
26 Mar Fri. 27.--
28 Mar Sun. Easter Sun. We all went to church. I went to S.S. Lovely flowers there and fine sermon.
29 Mar Mon. Warm springlike
30 Mar Tue. N's bday. I went down to N's to supper. Alicia had spaghetti & meat balls. Helen, Betty, Phil, Ruth & Steve came in evening. We had a lunch. I made cake & rolls. H. Bro't salad. H brought me home.
31 Mar. Wed. Warmer, threatening rain. Carrie & Emily called this even.

1 Apr Thu. May Clifford came up and made quite a call this p.m. Warm. Has rained a little. J & A went to G-vile this even.
2 Apr. 3.--
4 Apr. Sun. Amasa's birthday. I went to church & S.S. They had a party of relatives here for Amasa for inner. A lovely day.
5 Apr Mon. ---
6 Apr Tue. I went town to Norma's this even. Did some mending for her. She's thinking about going to. FL with the House family. ( but may not).
7 Apr Wed. 8.--
9 Apr Fri. I sent down to Sidney to call on Elsie Cheney at the Darlings. Went down to the Huffman's a while this evening
10 Apr Sat. I went down to May Clifford's late this sSo.m. Then on to Norma's & spent the evening. Cold.
11 Apr Sun. I went to church & S.S. Mr. Thos. Walter from Rochester preached as a candidate. Rainy. Windy Teed's went to Cooperstown.
12 Apr Mon. 13, 14. --
15 Apr Thu. Went down to Norma's this even. Helped hang skirts etc. Bro't one dress home to face.
16 Apr Fri. Elian Cheney came up and spent p.m. Adelia Harris up for supper also.
17 Apr Sat. --
18 Apr Sun. Went to church & S.S. Communion. Mr. Unhjem there. Voted on Mr. Walker's being called. Unanimous vote. I went home with N stayed till nite.
19 Apr Mon. Presbytery & Pres. At Oneonta. J went all day. Amasa went up this even.
20 Apr Tue Norma started with the House's for Fla at about 2 o'clock this p.m. Carrie was over this even. A short time.
21 Apr. Wed.Carrie & Walter came over this even. She went with J to Women's Club. Walter stayed here.
22 Apr Thu. I went up to Helen's on morning train and Helen brought me home at night. Stopped a min at Norma's. Cool but pleasant.
23 Apr Fri. 24. --
25 Apr Sun. A & J went to church. Rolland & Donald Goodspeed & Minnie called this p.m. I went down to the Hoffmires.
26 Apr Mon. 27. --
28 Apr Wed. Carrie & Walter came over. I attending something at M.E. Church and Carrie stayed here.
29 Apr Thu --
30 Apr Fri. I rode up to Oneonta with Chas as had a date with Dr. LeBarr. Had a letter from Norma. They arrived at Bradenton Six P.M. Called at Mrs. Gardeners & Mrs. Melick.

1 May Sat. --
2 May Sun. I went to church & S.S. Mr. & Mrs. Rambiker, missionaries to Argentina spoke at S.S. & church services.
3 May Mon. Had a card from Norma. She's well & having a "sweet" time. Carrie & France's Harris were over this evening to look at rugs & get a pattern.
4 May Tue.
5 May Wed. We had a a little party this p.m. For R's.s Fowler Buffet, Huffmire & daughter. Pauline, Mrs. Herman (Grozelman. ??) Carrie & Minnie came over for me late in p.m. Am going to stay a few days.
6 May Thu. Carrie took Minnie up to Mrs. Posts. I went too. We called there also at Mr. Milia so. In evening we called at Bushnells & (Swennagens.??)
7 May Fri. Carrie took Minnie over to Mr. Champlin's. I went too. In evening we went up to S. Straits a while. N arrived home this p.m.
8 May Sat. --
9 May Sun. Went to church & S.S. Mother's Day. J ( John & Adelia Harris) came for me at night. Stopped a short time at Norma's. She gave me a pin & candy & card. Oranges.
10 May Mon. I went down to Norma's this even. She showed cards & things she got in Fla. and on the way.
11 May Tue. Very warm. 85 degrees. Thunder shower this even.
12 May Wed. 13. --
14 May Fri. We all went to an operetta at the school house. It was very good.
15 May Sat. I went down to Norma's this evening.
16 May Sun. I did not go to church. Rainy.
17 May Mon. We are hearing the thrushes singing now, night & mornings.
18 May Tue. I went down to the Huffmires a while this evening. Cool rainy.
19 May Wed. the Miss Society met here today. J., Alice Rider, and I were hosts. There were 28 of us in all. Pleasant. Cool. Rolland & Donald Goodspeed & Minnie called.
20 May Thu. --
21 May Fri. Friendly Circle met at Anna Naylor's. Jessie went to doings at school house then came on to Mrs. Naylors. Had a nice meeting. 28, I think we're there. Rainy weather.
22 May Sat I went down to Norma's this p.m. Late. Helped her about ironing etc. She wasn't feeling well.
23 May Sun. J & E Connely started for Worcester Mass. This a.m. A took me down to S.S. & church. Rainy all day.
24 May Mon Rainy, so we didn't wash. Have 14 feed sacks and worked at them, getting colors out.
25 May Tue. Lovely day. Washed, worked at feed sacks again. Baked, etc.
26 May Wed. I went down to Norma's to nite. Hemmed a slip for Rita who is getting ready for the Junior Prom. N isn't feeling very well. Fair weather.
27 May Thu. Jessie & Ethel got home about 7:30. Lovely day.
28 May Fri. --
29 May Sat. J & A went up to Oneonta for their new car this a.m. J. Took N & I over to Flax I. Cemetery early in even. We took lilacs. Lovely time. Thrushes sang.
30 May. Sun. Mr. Unhjem's last Sun. He has been so wonderful. All the Teed's here for dinner. Hattie DuMond & Hazel Lindsily called in p.m. Lovely day. N. Went up to Helen's after church.
31 May Mon. We ate outside both dinner & supper for the first. Chas & family here for picnic supper. Lovely day. Thrushes sang so charmingly to-nite. N & Alicia went up to Helen's this p.m.

1 Jun Tue. Lovely day. Thrushes sing night & morning.
2 Jun Wed. Lovely June day. Went down to the Huffmire's a while this p.m. Took poppies etc.
3 Jun Thu. Pleasant. Mrs. Eall's came up to hear the thrushes sing. I went with Jessie to take her home.
4 Jun Fri.Warm & pleasant. Helen & children came a while this evening. Barbara Rolfe bro't her little boy for us to care for as she went to hospital.
5 Jun Sat. Rainy in a.m. I took lettuce, tomato plants, etc and went down to Norma's and helped her set in garden.
6 Jun Sun. 7. --
8 Jun Tue. I went down to Mrs Melick's to call this evening.
9 Jun Wed. I was sick all day. Seemed like intestinal flu. Felt better at night.
10 Jun Thu. Felt better today. Mrs Melick & Lurine came up to hear the thrush sing.
11 Jun Fri. I went up to Helen's on morning train. H bro't me home. Philip has measles. We stopped at Norma's a short time.
12 Jun Sat. Went down to Norma's this evening. She isn't feeling well. Is painting up stairs.
13 Jun Sun. Children's Daly I went to the services. We stopped after church at N's. She feels better and walked up late in p.m. Walked back and I went down part way. Cool. Rained last nite.
14 Jun Mon. 15. --
16 Jun Wed. Jessie took Barbara's boy Maurice to Cooperstown to see a specialist. Dr Goodwin. Baby needs good care, food, etc.
17 Jun Thu. --
18 Jun Fri. The F.C. Class met here this even. There were 25 here. J & I were hostesses. We had a very pleasant time.
19 Jun Sat. I went down to Norma's this even. And stayed over night. The girls went to N.Y>C> today to a radio program. Jack Wyrtzen.
20 Jun Sun. I walked up this morning then went to church. Teed's celebrated Marvin's birthday by taking a ride all p.m.
21 Jun Mon. 22.--
23 Jun Wed. Teed's attended DeLancy McLaughlin's 40th wedding anniversary this even.
24 Jun Thu. 25.. --
26 Jun Sat. I went down to N's this evening. She got word that Mr. Leonard is sick.
27 Jun Sun. A & J went to church. Warm. J, Maurice & I went up to Ethel Connelly's a few minutes this p.m. A & I went to Baccalaureate services to nite.
28 Jun Mon. Carrie & Emily & children were over this even a while.
29 Jun Tue. , 30. --

1 Jul Thu 2. --
3 Jul Sat. Teed's reunion to-day.
4 Jul Sun. I went to church & S.S. Communion Sunday. Lovely day. Chas Teed's were here for dinner.
5 Jul Mon I went up to Helen's on morning train. Will stay till to-morrow nite. N. Came up in p.m. Bus. We are helping Helen as she expects the Matthis's for a visit.
6 Jul Tue. N came up this p.m. Again. We had a busy day. Came back on 9 o'clock bus. Stopped at Norma's. Amasa bro't me home.
7 Jul Wed. 8, --
9 Jul Fri. J, Marvin & I went over to Carrie's a few min this p.m.
10 Jul Sat. A & J started on their vacation this p. m. Mrs. Gardner came up this a.m. To stay with us while they are gone.
11 Jul Sun. Mrs. Gardner went to church. Warm. Chas & Lois called in p.m. Teed's phone in even. From Elba at the Lyons.
12 Jul Mon. Very warm. Showers during nite..
13 Jul Tue. Quite warm & rainy.
14 Jul Wed.I went down to the Huffmires a while this even. Helen & children were here in p.m. Joan has infected eye. Saw Dr. Cooler.
15 Jul Thu. Mrs. Gardner & I attended the installation services for Mr. Walker. Chas took us down. Marvin bro't us home. Lovely day.
16 Jul Fri. I attended the F.C. Picnic at Miss Hitts. 33 there. A lovely even. Anna Naylor came for me & bro't me home.
17 Jul Sat. Mrs. Gardner went at about 7 o'clock. Chas came up to stay over nite also to see to Hamilton.
18 Jul Sun. 19. --
20 Jul Tue. Jessie, Maurice & I, also the 8 plus Ray Harris' went down to see the house that was torn to pieces by explosion caused by gas heater.
21 Jul Wed. --
22 Jul Thu. Jessie went over and got Ardis Cornell this p.m. She stayed till even. We all took her home. Maurice included.
23 Jul Fri. --
24 Jul Sat. I went down to Norma's and spent the evening.
25 Jul Sun. I went to church & S.S. Mr Walker is having his vacation. Mrs. Melick preached.
26 Jul Mon. 27, 28.--
29 Jul Thu. I went down to Norma's and helped her can apples.
30 Jul Fri. --
31 Jul Sat. Jessie and Maurice & I went over to the Rolfe's, Ardie Cornell's and Barbara's this morning.

1 Aug Sun. Norma came up this p.m. I walked home with her. Stopped at May Clifford's. Amasa came for me in evening.
2 Aug Mon. --
3 Aug Tue. Florence Lillie, H. Van Deuson & Florence Stebbins called this p.m.
4 Aug Wed. C. Davis, Maude & Jack called about noon. F. Lillie came over for several of us to attend Old Girls Picnic at the Merick home. I went home with Carrie to stay over night. Fine day. 37 present.
5 Aug Thu. Rained all day. Cool. Walter Carrie & Frederic bro't me home this evening.
6 Aug Fri. -
7 Aug Sat. Jessie & Lela Meade started for Northfield Mass early this a.m. Mrs. Gardner is here while she is gone.
8. Aug sun. I went to church. Mr. Field's preached.
9 Aug Mon. Jessie & Lela M. Arrived at about 7. Mrs. Gardner went home. Carrie & W Frederic & France's Cope called in evening. Cool.
10 Aug Tue. I went down to Norma's and spent evening. Took apples. Cool.
11 Aug Wed. Art, J & Maurice went over to Barbara's to take apples. Warmer.
12 Aug Thu. Minnie, K., Gail & Laura White called late this p.m. Ethel Connelly & Ruth Phettiphan were here to supper. N hasn't been well and had doctor this p.m. Back trouble.
13 Aug Fri. --
14 Aug Sat. J & A went to Brackett Lake late this p.m. To celebrate 35 anniversary. Chas & family went too. Maurice not feeling well as usual.
15 Aug Sun. A & J went to church. Mrs. Fields preached. In p.m. We went with Marion & K.
Mrs. Philips. Ruth Phet. Up to Cooperstown to the "sing." Nice weather. Had fine time.
16 Aug Mon. 17. --
18 Aug Wed. Jesse took me up to Helen's for a wk's vacation.
19 Aug Thu. I went to Earnest Workers picnic at Mrs. Kirk. Good meeting. Called at Mrs. Porters on way back. Got apples ready to can at Helen's.
20 Aug Fri. Comfortable weather. We are making pickles, canning Apple cause, carrots, etc.
21 Aug Sat. Betty & I went to the Sommer-Mieles wedding this evening.
22. Aug Sun. I went to church & S.S in p.m. Went over to Mrs. Bailey's.
23 Aug Mon. I went over to Dr Lewis's to call. Stopped at R Peach's also at the Hyatt's.
24 Aug Tue. Ironed & mended. We canned or pickled beets this p.m.
25 Aug Wed. Helen, Mary, Ruth & Stevie bro't me home in p.m. Very hot. Stopped at Norma's a while.
26 Aug Thu. Very hot again. Over 90 degrees.
27 Aug Fri. Still very hot. We are canning, pickling etc. Getting caught up on work, some what.
28 Aug Sat. Still hot. A busy Sat. Showers around but not much here.
29 Aug Sun. Not as hot. 10 degrees cooler and a a nice breeze. Don. Goodspeed & wife and her parents , the Harold Brownells called.
30 Aug Mon. Comfortable weather. Jessie & I went to G-ville to Julia Bushnell's funeral in p.m. Carrie rode down to cemetery with us and we took her home.
31 Aug Tue. I went down to Norma's late this p.m. And helped her some about canning plums and making jelly. Cool.

1 Sep Wed. A & J took Maurice home to-night. He has been here nearly 3 months. Helen bro't Joan down to Norma's to-nite to stay a few days. Real cool.
2 Sept Thu. Not as cool. I went down to Norma's a while this p.m.to see about ordering some things for Alicia.
3 Sept Fri. Warmer. Jessie went over to Barbara's late in p.m.
4 Sep Sat. Our mother was born 98 years ago to-day. She passed away 22 years ago in Nov.
5 Sep Sun. I went to church & S.S. Chas Teed's family were here for dinner. We Had roast duck. J & I called at Ed Beachs, and Effie McLauglins. Warm & comfortable.
6 Sep Mon. 7. --
8 Sep Wed. I went down to Norma's to help can a bushel of corn Mr L bro't her. Stopped at May Clifford's and took a plant. She isn't feeling well.
9 Sep Thu. Jessie & I went down to hear Betty DeLa at the church. She is a missionary to Africa. Showed good colored slides. It's getting quite dry. Cooler to nite.
10 Sep Fri. Very dry. Showers go around us.
11 Sep Sat. A & J went to clam bake in part at 2:00 this p.m. I went down to see Mrs. Fowler in p.m. Dry & rather cool.
12 Sep Sun. J & I went to church & S.S. I went home with N to dinner. It is Alicia's last Sun home as she goes to Providence Institute to-morrow. A & J went to Walton this p.m. Carrie called this p.m.
13 Sep Mon. Alicia started for Providence Institute to-day. She rode with Jessie to Oneonta where she goes with others.
14 Sep Tue. Jessie & I went to Sidney to Mrs. Knapp's where we got feed sacks. I got enough for 2 dresses & three others.
15 Sep Wed. J. & I went up to Helen's to-night, especially to get her large food chopper to make apple juice
16 Sep Thu. Jessie & I went over to Barbara's to-night. Took tomatoes, apples & cukes. Maurice looks good and seems happy. J took him & Stuart for a ride. Cold.
17 Sep Fri. I went down to Norma's this evening. Milder. Very cool this a.m. But no frost.
18 Sep Sat. A thunder shower this p.m. Tho didn't amount to much. First rain in a long time. Warmer to-day.
19 Sep Sun. J & A went to church then went on a trip to Marcellus. Called at the Leggets a short time.
20 Sep Mon. --
21 Sep Tue. J went to Oneonta to a rug meeting-- to interest folks in the rugs before the lessons to be given later. Carrie & Jim Roshirt called this p.m.
22 Sep Wed. J & I went over to Alice Rider's to a Missionary meeting this p.m.
23 Sep Thu. --
24 Sep Fri. I went down town to do a little trading this p.m. Got things for H & Joan's birthdays.
25 Sep Sat. Joan, Ruth & Steve stayed here while Helen & the others went to Sidney to Scintilla family day. They all stopped to dinner. I went down to N's to night. She is about sick.
26 Sep Sun. J & I went to church & S.S. A & J went to Cooperstown with Charles' folks for a picnic dinner.
27 Sep Mon. --
28 Sep Tue. J went to Oneonta to give first rug lesson to instructors. She & I went over to Ethel Connely's for a short visit to-night. A lovely day. N isn't feeling well.
29 Sep Wed. -
30 Sep Tn. J. & Ethel C went to Cooperstown for a rug instruction. I went down to N this evening as she is quite sick and has been all week.

1 Oct Fri. N. Much better to=day. F.C. Class met here to-night. 25 came. supper meeting in honor of Anna Naylor. Had lovely b.day cake Adelia H. Made. Several b.day cards, gifts from N & Carrie.
2 Oct Sat. I went down to Norma's early this a.m. Called at Adelias. Helped N gather tomatoes etc. She continues to feel pretty good. Went down to see doctor.
3 Oct Sun. Rally day. J & I went to church & S.S. Com. Sunday. The Huffmire's daughter & family called in a.m. We took a ride after dinner to see the lovely foliage. found Alvin & Ethel Stead here. Call to nite. Clear.
4 Oct Mon. I went up to Helen's on train and came back in evening bus. Stopped at Norma's. Helen & the 2 little ones are about sick with the grip or something.
5 Oct Tue. Jessie went to Presbyterial at G-ville. Took a load of folks. N included.
6 Oct Wed. Jessie went to Sidney& Bro't Nettie Burrows up for a few days. The Traynors, Huffmires daughters & family called to say goodbye.
7 Oct Thu. Warm & pleasant.
8 Oct Fri. Four women from Schenectady way were here to day. Bro't lunch. Rug folks. Jessie went to Walton in p.m. And bro't Hattie DuMond home for 3 days here.
9 Oct Sat. I went down to Norma's this even. It's cool weather, but some cloudy. Not frosty.
10 Oct Sun. J, Hattie & I went to church & S.S. Cloudy. Cool. Carrie, Emily & Geo. called this p.m. Marvin's & Chas folks too.
11 Oct Mon. Hattie's daughter Hazel come over from Walton for Hattie this p.m. Rainy.
12 Oct Tue. Lovely Day.
13 Oct Wed. Rainy.
14 Oct Thu. 15. -
16 Oct Sat. I went down to Sidney Bapt church this even to hear the Wiglon Trio, colored people, sang & preach. Carrie, Wilfred, & Mildred called.
17 Oct Sun. Rainy. A l7 J went to church.
18 Oct Mon. I went up to Helen's on morning train & spent the day. A came for me. I stopped at N's & spent evening. H is sick.
19 Oct Tue. N went up to Helen's and spent the day and helped her. She feels some better.
20 Oct Wed. --
21 Oct Thu..I went up to Helen's to day 2 days and help. She is feeling better, tho' not well.
22 Oct. Fri.--
23 Oct Sat. Came back on 9 o'clock bus. Stopped to call at Dr. Lewis'. Mrs. Johnson is there.
24 Oct Sun. I went to church. & S.S. Chas & family, Also N & Rita came up for chicken dinner. N. Rode back with Chas & A
25 Oct. Mon 26--
27 Oct wed Jessie & I went over to Mrs. Collins for a short call. She is very sick
28 Oct Th --
29 Oct Fri. J. N. & I went over to Roger's Hollow Grange Hall to a turkey supper. Mrs. Johnson gave N & H the tickets.
30 Oct Sat. --
31 Oct Sun. J & A went to church

1 Nov Mon. --
2 Nov Tue. Election Day. J & I went down to vote in a.m. J & A went down to Chas to hear election news. N came up here.
3 Nov Wed. Election news came in all last even and this a.m. Many were much surprised that Pres Truman was elected.
4 Nov Thu. J took several folks including Norma up to "Achievement Day" at Cooperstown Home Bureau meeting. Mild.
5 Nov Fri. We all attended a supper. "Pastor's party" at the Baptist church this even. It was followed by music and pictures also movie Chas Teed showed. Nice evening.
6 Nov Sat. I went down to Norma's this even. Took a bath robe I had for her. Shortened it, also mended for her. It rained hard while I was there.
7 Nov Sun. J & I went to church & S.S. Partly cloudy no more rain. A little cooler.
8 Nov Mon. --
9 Nov Tue. May Clifford came up and spent the afternoon. J was at Oneonta to her rug class. Rather pleasant.
10 Nov Wed. 11. --
12 Nov Fri. We all went up to a chicken supper at the Friend's church to-night. Rode with Marvin's folks. Good supper. Pleasant time.
13 Nov Sat. --
14 Nov Sun. J & A went down from church to Chas for dinner. Took little Katherine who spent wk end here. Asked N up for dinner but Neil's dad was over. Mr. Thrush preached.
15 Nov Mon. Amasa, Marvin, Mrs. Belden, John Harris, Norma & I went to Delhi to a meeting. A Mr. Matthews spoke on the New Life Movement.
16 Nov Tue. J & I went to Marathon this p.m. Norma came up & stayed with Hamilton. It was a lovely day and we had a good time.
17 Nov Wed. We made a jar of sauerkraut to-day. Attended Mrs. Collin's funeral this p.m. Adelia Harris & John came in this am.
18 Nov Thu. --
19 Nov Fri. We made 5-1/2 qt sauerkraut to- day. Mrs. Huffmire called in p.m. I went down this even to take a recipe for cranberry sauce.
20 Nov Sat. Jessie took me over to Carrie's in p.m. To stay till Mon. Rained a little in p.m. But didn't amount to much.
21 Nov Sun. I went to church & S.S. With Carrie & Walter. In p.m. We called at Florence Freers, Marion Dixon & Lill Millards. Got yarn for mittens.
22 Nov Mon. I rode home with Walter as he took one of his farm trips this p.m. Rained some.
23 Nov Tue. 24. --
25 Nov Thu. Thanksgiving. I went with N, Neil & Rita over to Mr. Leonard's to dinner. J & A went to church at 8:00 this a.m. Mr. Heappes preached. Mild
26 Nov Fri. 27. --
28 Nov Sun. J & I went to church & S.S. Mild & fairly pleasant.
29 Nov Mon. Snow on ground this a.m. Sunny in p.m. Snow melting some.
30 Nov Tue. -

1 Dec Wed. 2. --
3 Dec Fri. Attended F.C. Meeting at M Teed's. It was Christmas party. There were 27 present and real pleasant time.
4 Dec Sat. I went up to Helen's for the day. Took b-day cake for Mary & Stevie. The three little ones about sick with colds. Joan had doctor today.
5 Dec. Sun. I went to church & S.S. The Teed girls were here and whole family for dinner. Sill pleasant weather.
6 Dec Mon. 7,8,9,10.--
11 Dec. Sat. Some colder than it has been. Light snow on ground all day.
12 Dec Sun. Teed's went to church and on to Oneonta for dinner with the Dickensons. I wrote cards.
13 Dec Mon. 14, 15, 16, 17, 18. --
19 Dec. Sun. Christmas exercises at 10:30 by S.S. J & I went. Play in Baptist church in evening. "The Star Grew Din."
20 Dec Mon. 21. --
22 Dec Wed. I went down to Norma's. Christmas party at Baptist church. J & A went.
23 Dec Thu. 24. --
25 Dec Sat. Teed's all met at Marvins. I went up to Helen's this evening to stay over night.
26 Dec Sun. Went to church at Ostego. R took me over. -10 in morning. No S.S. Chas Teed stopped for me in evening.
27 Dec Mon. -
28 Dec Tue. J & A attended the wedding of Ruth Elizabeth Hotchkin.
29 Dec Wed. Rained all day.
30 Dec Thu. Rained steadily all day. Quite hard.
31 Dec Fri. Snowed steadily all day. Floods, icy roads, power lines down, trains & busses off schedule in N. E. States. N.Y. Parts of Pa & N.J.

END OF 1948 DIARY

1949 COPY of DIARY of NELLIE CONVERSE CARR, Age 71, 72

1 Jan Sat. Snowed a little to-day, a heavy snow fall yesterday. I went down to N's this p.m. & stayed till evening. Alicia is home on her vacation.
2 Jan Sun. Jessie & I went to church.
3, 4, 5, 6, no writing.
7 Jan Fri. Friendly Circle met at Mrs.s Earl's this evening. Amasa took Norma & I down. She walked home. Jessie is busy getting ready to go to Fla so didn't go. I had the program. It went off very good. I made candy & grapefruit peel for it.
8 Jan Sat. Busy day. I went down to Norma's this evening. Still rather mild. Especially so for time of year.
9 Jan Sun. J and I went to church & S.S. Communion Sunday. Still mild.
10 Jan Mon. J. & A started for Fla this a.m, at 7:40. It is still rather mild. Foggy this a.m. They called this evening. Are just below Frederic Md, staying tonight. Chas & family expect to be here nights & some of the days. Came up to supper to-night, and Lois & Kathryn will stay till noon to morrow, I suppose. Teed's called from near Frederic, Md.
11 Jan Tue. The Teed's called to night from Frederick (near there). Md. Everything going fine.
12 Jan Wed. Teed's called from Oxford, NC (Tues).
13 Jan Thu. --
14 Jan Fri. Lois & I attended the Senior play to night at School House. It was very good and we enjoyed it. Teed's called from St. Petersburg, Fl.
15 Jan Sat. Weather very good for Jan. Tho, during the week there has been heavy snow storms in Cal. & part of mid West. Lois took me down to Norma's this even. Chas came for me.
16 Jan Sun. I went to church & S.S. (Mais?) Sun. A good attendance.
17 Jan Mon. Helen, Mary & Stevie came in a while to-night. Had been to the doctors as Mary wasn't feeling well.
18 Jan Tue. Mild & spring like. We did quite a washing and it dried well.
19 Jan Wed. Very mild, about 60 degrees in middle of day. Cooler in p.m. And colder at nite. Clothes dried almost as summer. A & J called this evening from Daytona, Fla.
20 Jan Thu. Some colder. About 20 degrees above this evening. Below freezing all day. Had a letter from J written & sent from ---
21 Jan Fri. Weather about same. Around freezing.
22 Jan Sat. I went down to Norma's this evening. Helped her do mending and to hang a skirt. Took mittens I've been making for Stamma Beach (??) Home. Amasa phoned. They are in N.C. On their way home.
23 Jan Sun. I did not go to church. Read the book Betty gave me for Christmas "Through these Fires." By Grace L. Hill. Still mild.
24 Jan Mon. A & J arrived home, or in Sidney about 6 o'clock to-night. Cloudy and light rain to-day.
25-27 Jan --
28 Jan Fri. I went down to Norma's this evening. Warming.
29 Jan Sat. Colder to-night. Chas & family were here to supper. Jessie went to Sidney and bought a new dress. Later phoned for one for me (similar. Black with white flowers).
30 Jan Sun. I went to S.S. & then came back and A went to church with J. The Rolfe's were here for a call in p.m. Also Walter & Carrie. In evening Helen, Norma, Rick & Stevie came in with their "new" car and made quite a call. Rather cold to-nite.
31 Jan Sun. --

1 Feb Tue. Snowed during the nite. A very heavy snow fall in N. Eng. states. Only 3 or 4 in. Here
5 Feb Sat. I went to Norma's this evening. Cold.
6 Feb Sun. -1 degrees this a.m. I went to church & S.S. Jessie & I went to evening service. A Rev. Mr. Wright preached. A good service. Not as cold to nite.
7 Feb Mon.. --
8 Feb Tue. Jessie & I went down to see the Freedom Train and the French train go thru.
9 Feb Wed. Jessie took me down to Way Clifford's to stay a while at Way Clifford's.
10 Feb Thu to 11 Feb Fri--
12 Feb Sat. I went down to Norma's this morning. Took my new dress and she hung it for me. Colder to nite.
13 Feb Sun. I went to church & SS. Warmed up to-day.
14 Feb Mon. To 16 Feb. --
17 Feb. Thur. I went up to Helen's on train this morning. It was Marchy. Blustering & rather cold crossing the bridge. But sun came out by spells. At Oneonta & other places near there was several inches of snow. I am sewing & mending & stayed over nite.
18 Feb Fri. Helen brought me home to night. Rich isn't feeling well and children , the 4 younger ones, have colds & cough. H. Took Stevie to doctors. Seems cranky.
19 Feb Sat. --
20 Feb Sun. it was Women's Sunday." I went to church & S.S. There was a good attendance. Over 100 women. In the p.m. I walked up to Mrs. Guiselsman's for a short call. Warm. Seems like April.
21 Feb Mon. -- 24 Feb
25 Feb. Fri. It still rains at times. Carrie & I went over to the Tobeys to get feed sacks this p.m. W & C brought me home in even. Marin & Katherine were up & Marin showed pictures of Fla Jessie too.
26 Feb Sat. --
27 Feb Sun. Cool at night. I went to church & S.S. Hamilton had his teeth out. 13 uppers.
(Note: Hamilton is Jessie & Amasa's son that is bed ridden and requires total care like an infant. Signed AP).
28 Feb Mon. 4am. Got along nicely with the teeth pulling.

1 Mar Tue. Got along rather nicely with teeth pulling.
2 Mar Wed. -- Snow melted today. some colder at night.
3 Mar Thu. I went down to Norma's this evening. Alicia is home for spring vacation.
4 Mar Fri. Jessie & I went to F.C. Meeting at Anna Eels. Had a good number there, over 20, and had a good time. Mrs. Walker was presented with a corsage of roses from the class. Mrs. Freer had devotions. Sent birthday p'kg to Philip by mail.
5 Mar Sat to 7 Mar. --
8 Mar Tue. Spring-like weather.
9 Mar. Wed. Cool last night but quite spring-like to-day. I went down to the Huffmires' a while this p.m.
10 Mar Thu.--
11 Mar Fri--
12 Mar Sat. Helen and the 4 younger ones were here this evening, especially to see the Teed's pictures projected on a screen. France's & Howard Daniels were here also.
13 Mar Sun. I went to church. Instead of having S.S., a missionary from N. Mex showed pictures and talked of her work among the Navajo Indians. Jessie and I went to church this evening. Union services Fed. Church. Mr. Heapp's preached Lenten service.
14 Mar Mon. Carrie & Walter were here a while this evening. J & A went to a movie in Sidney
Took Ruth Phetteplace & E Connelly who were here to supper.
15 Mar. Tue. I went down to Norma's early in p.m. And stayed till 4:30 or so. Helped her hem some skirts she has made for some school girls.
16 Mar Wed to 18 Mar --
19 Mar Thu. Cold. 3 degrees below this a.m.
20 Mar Sun. Cold. Not quite zero. I went to church & S.S. Also evening Lenten service at M.E. Church. J & I. Rev.. Bucking ham preached. Warmer to tie. Spring is here officially.
21 Mar Mon. Warm & spring like.
22 Mar. Tue. Warmer. Robins & bluebirds are here. Cloudy.
23 Mar Wed. I rode up to Helen's with Lois and stayed while she went to Oneonta (about 2 Hrs.
24 Mar Thu. Jessie & I went to prayer meeting this evening which was conducted by the Miss. Society. Then Chas. Showed a picture in Alaska which was very good.
25 Mar Fri. --
26 Mar Sat. J & I went over to Carrie's a while after supper. Very Warm.
27 Mar Sun. Mr. Leonard had a dinner in honor of Norma's b-day and I was invited with the others. We had an extra nice dinner. N & I stayed all the p.m. And Rolland Bro't us home in time for the Teed's to go to church. Warm.
28 Mar Mon. --
29 Mar Tue. --
30 Mar Wed. I went down to Norma's this p.m. As it was her birthday. Rode down with Amasa, but had dinner with N as she had spaghetti & tomato sauce and asked me to help eat it. I took peach short cake, and a few things for N's birthday. Rather cool.
31 Mar. Thu. Cool. Some snow. Not freezing.

1 Apr Fri. --
2 Apr Sat. Jessie, Norma, & I went to the junior play at the school house. "Grandad steps out "
It was real good.
3 Apr Sun. Ham. Had the rest of his teeth taken out. I went down to Norma's about 9 o'clock and went to church & SS. With her.
4 Apr Mon. --
5 Apr Tue. I went up to Helen's to stay over nite and help about sewing & mending. Betty & Joan not feeling well, but improving.
6 Apr Wed. Helen bro't me home to nite. We made a start on the embroidery on a dress for Ruth that I've been finishing also I sewed quite a lot on a new dress for Joan.
7 Apr Thu.--
8 Apr Fri--
9 Apr Sat-- Cold. Wind.
10 Apr Sun. Pleasant, but cool & some wind. Carrie came over late in p.m. And stayed and went with A & I to church. The last of Lenten services. Mr. Henson from Masonville preached.
11 Apr Mon. --
12 Apr Tue. There was a total eclipse of the moon to-night. It started at 9:28 and was about covered an hour later. Stayed so till nearly mid-nite. a wonderful sight.
13 Apr Wed. Hamilton not getting along very well since having the teeth out. Nurse Ayer comes in each evening & gives penicillin.
14 Apr Thu. -- Thunder showers to-day. Sent Ruth's crocheted dress to them to-day. have been working on it about two months - evenings. Hope she gets it for Easter.
16 Apr Sat. Had a card from Helen saying she got the dress O>K>. Went down to Norma's this evening. Alicia & friend re home from Thur to Sun on vacation. Hamilton in poor shape since having teeth out. Nearly 2 wks ago.
17 Apr Sun. I went to S.S & church. J took me down. Brought Mrs. Sawyer back & A came to church. We had pictures taken of S.S. Folks. Fine service, flowers lovely, church filled.
18 Apr Mon. The Teed's had company for supper. Mrs. Snider as & daughter. Helen & family came in too this evening. Amasa showed the pictures.
19 Apr Tue. Carrie & Emily came over a while this evening. Jessie showed the pictures using the projector. Hamilton's temp is down to nearly normal and he appears better.
20 Apr Wed. --
21 Apr Thu. We got dandelion greens and got them ready for freezing. 8 p'kgs.
22 Apr Fri. --
23 Apr Sat. I went down to Norma's this p.m. She helped me alter a new dress I have. Hamilton temp normal to-night.
24 Apr Sun. Jessie & I went to church and S.S>. The Teed's went to Utica this p.m. Norma came up to stay with me but Helen & family came for her to go with them up on the farm so she went. Cool & cloudy.
25 Apr Mon. --
26 Apr Tue. A & J went to a supper at E. Guilford. Carrie came along with Walter and stayed here while he attended a supper given by the A.B.A. (Arts of ..) at the M.E. Hunch. I went down to Dr. Hust's office this p.m. As I have been troubled with lame hip & back for a while back. He gave me 4 kinds of medicine which should help.
27 Apr Wed. I went down to Norma's this a.m. When Amasa went to work. Will stay 2 or 3 days. Am helping No do some mending.
28 Apr Thu. Norma went down st. This p.m. And I went along as I had an errand. Called at Mrs. Harley's.
29Apr Fri. I came up this noon with Amasa. Jessie had 4 training class friends here for supper. She took them (3) home in evening.
30 Apr Sat. Warmer and very pleasant to-day.


1 May Sun. Jessie went down to S.S. But coughed so did not stay to church service. A has a cold. I had sore throat but is better to-nite. Warm. Cloudy, a little rain.
2 May Mon. J & A neither feeling well to-day. Cough & Cold. Ham not good either.
3 May Tue. Had the nurses again to=day all day for Ham. Also a nite nurse to help J out.
4 May Wed. I have cold in my head and do not feel very good. A & J some better. He went to Oneonta also to office for a short time & worked at lawn mowing. Nurse again all day.
5 May Thu. I did not feel very good again. Worse in p.m. And N called Dr. Hust this evening. He left plenty of medicine and said stay quiet. N. Came up & stayed all night.
6 May Fri. I stayed in bed all day and felt not too good. Ached a lot. Nurse's
last day. Ham is better, appetite, etc. J & C cough badly. N came up a while in even.
7 May Sat. In bed again all day. N came up a while but went back so she could sit with a baby.
8 May Sun.Mother's day. I feel quite a lot better. Carrie & Walter were over in p.m. N & Helen both came.toward nite. N brought a sort of Sunshine Box with grape & orange juice, nuts, candy & bananas. A lovely card. Helen box of nice candy. Rich, Ruth & Stevie came too. I feel quite a lot better to-night. Teed's went away. N & ( went down stairs & I got my supper.
9 May Mon. I rested good and was up in fair season and went down & had my breakfast. I intended to help some this week, but not for pay and I feel weak. Do not have those aches as much (or much of any) to-day.
10 May Tues. About the same. I rested a good deal. Helped a little.
11 May Wed. About the same.
12 May Thurs. I think I did more to day. The Teed's went to a supper at the church. I saw to Have supper etc. Carrie was over in the evening a while.
13 May Fri. I felt real bad to day especially the eye that has troubled. Head ache, etc. So we called Dr. Just who left plenty of medicine & ordered nose drops. I felt better quite soon and slept well. N. Went up to Helen's to day as she is laid up with a trouble in her ankle. She's better.
14 May Sat. I felt pretty fair today but tried to be very careful. Helped a little (about meals. Fed H etc. Felt more like eating.
15 May Sun. Norma came up in the afternoon 7 stayed till church time. Lovely day.
16 May Mon. Am feeling better al the time. Try to be more careful. J & I went over to Ethel Connelly's this evening.
17 May Tue to 21 May Sat. --
22 May Sun. Jessie & I went to church. I had not been in 4 weeks. Am feeling better all the time I think.
23 May Mon. --
24 May Tue. Cool, mostly bright. J & A took Mrs. Hannaford to Bing. This p.m. Helen & Norma stopped in a few min on their way to Guilford to call on Mrs. Burbles on.
25 May Wed.. --
26 May Thu. --
27 May Fir. ool, cloudy & some rain--very dry now.
28 May Sat. Same weather.
29 May Sun. J & I went to church. I to S.S. I went down to Norma's about 4 o'clock. Stayed till 7:30 then went to church. Evangelistic meeting. The young family. Music. Very good all of it. A went and I rode home with him. N sat with a baby.
30 May Mon. --
31 May Tue. Carrie & Arthur Halbert called this p.m. Also Mrs. Melick.


1 Jun Wed. I'm feeling much better, and am cleaning my room this wk.
2 Jun Thu. John W. Young, evangelist is holding meetings in our church this wk. Began Sun even. Jessie & I went this even. It was S.S. Nite and we all sat together, the F.C. Class. 20 of us. Warm & pleasant today.
3 Jun Fri. Warmer. Mrs. Melick & Lurene called. Jessie wasn't here. We walked up to Charles cottage on the hill. Saw deer tracks. A & J went to church to-nite.
4 Jun Sat. --
5 Jun Sun. I went down W to S.S. And Jessie came down to church. Mr. Young had the S.S. Hour which was very good. Also very good sermon. Amasa & I went down to church service this even. Which closed the evangelistic meetings. I have enjoyed all that I've attended.
6 Jun Mon. --
7 Jun Tue. Very cool.
8 Jun Wed. Cool. Frost in places. Jessie took me over to Carrie's during the noon hour to spend the p.m. Carrie brought me home at night. J & A went down to has this even. Took ice cream & cake as it was Chas B'day
9 Jun Thu. Not quite as cool tonite. Mrs. Eldridge was down a while this evening.
10 Jun. Fri. Jessie & I went to Friendly Circle meeting at Mrs. Rider's. There were 20 there. Nice evening. Mild.
11Jun Sat. I went down to Norma's a while this afternoon. Alicia is home and N is sewing for her. Quite warm.
12 Jun Sun. Went to church & S.S. This pm we went over to see the iris & other flowers at Brownell's at Mt. Upton. Stopped & took Walter & C along.
13 Jun Mon. Very warm. Seems like showers.
14 Jun Tue, --
15 Jun Wed. --
16 Jun Thu. I went up to Helen's this morning on train & home in late bus. I stopped at Norma's & A came for me. Stevie has throat trouble, mock measles & infection. Is some better. Very warm.
17 Jun Fri. Mrs.Burch & Mary Cornell Smith called this p.m. The Currie barn burned this p.m. And Mr. Freer lost his life in a burning silo. Warm. No rain much.
18 Jun Sat. Still warm & needing rain. I went down to Norma's tonite. We packed my dishes & brought up here. Hamilton not very good these days.
19 Jun Sun. Children's Day Father's Day also. Amasa & I went to church. He drove over to the Currie's and I stopped at Norma's while he was gone.
20 Jun Mon. --
21 Jun Tue. Carrie came over this p.m. And I went with her to Dr Hust's office. I went in to see Hazel a few minutes while waiting for Carrie. I did some errands. Very warm. Showers went around to-nite.
22 Jun Wed. Still Warm
23 Jun Thu. --
24 Jun Fri. Norma came up to dinner as we had some things to talk over. J went for her & took her home. Thunder showers at nit but not rain enough yet as it's very dry. Very warm.
25 Jun Sat. Still warm. I planned to go down to Norma's and spend the nite but she got word there were rooms to rent in O so took the bus & went up to Helen's and they went up.
26 Jun Sun. Attended Bac service at Episcopal church. N. Neil Rita & I went for a ride in Neil's new car. Went up to the dam then had ice cream at diner. They bro't me home. Very wam.
27 Jun Mon. J took me down to Norma's and I went with them to graduation exercise at school. Helen & Betty & Stevie were there. H bro't me home. Not quite warm.
28 Jun Tu. We are having a lot of peas now to eat & freeze. Some strawberries too.
29 Jun Wed. --
30 Jun Thu. Rain to-nite. Thunder shower.

1 Jun Fri. Hot days. Cool at nite. Mr. Walker's brother, Dr. Ralph Walker & wife are at Mr Walker's for a few days. He had charge of prayer meeting or rather gave a talk. Also showed pictures of a place in Cal & Ore. Chas Teed used his projector.
2 Jul Sat. --
3 Jul Sun. Amasa & I went to church.
4 Jul Mon. We had a nice thunder shower that wet things up very good.
5 Jul Tue. --
6 Jul Wed. --
7 Jul Thu. I called at Mrs. Fowler's this p.m. Not quite so hot. Made a sheet for N to-night.
8 Jul Fri. I went down to Norma's early this p.m. And stayed an hour or so. She had been to Latham's office and wanted to tell me about everything. Started on the sheet. Mostly Mindy holes.
9 Jul Sat. Mr. Hathaway's son called for my signature as the girls are selling the farm. Finished the sheet. Not as hot.
10 Jul Sun. J & I went to church. Norma came home with us and stayed to dinner & spent afternoon. I walked home with her nearly to Main St. A & J met me down below here a way. Carrie, Dorothy & Frank called. A nice rain this a.m. Cooler.
11 Jul Mon. The Teed's have bo't a lot up at Buckhorn Lake and went up to nite with Chas & Lois to work up thee. Ham not too good now-a-days. ought & isn't very comfortable at times it would seem.
12 Jul Tue. Mrs. Hamilton called a few minutes to-night.
13 Jul Wed. Carrie, Walter, Dorothy & family. Donald & family, Lee & Nina came over for a picnic in the park. A, J & * went up and had supper with them. Mrs. Gordon stayed here. Not as warm.
14 Jul Thu. --
15 Jul Fri. I went down to Norma's this evening. The lawyers with Neil & Norma have met and have agreed on terms of settlement. Divorce will come later.
16 Jul Sat. --
17 Jul Sun. --
18 Jul Mon. Hot weather.
19 Jul Tue. Still hot. Did not cool off much at night.
20 Jul Wed. Jessie took Mrs Hanaford to Bing to day to get her corset fitted. Carrie & Mildred Cope called this p.m. Amasa, Rita & I went up to Buckhorn lake to-night. Rita rowed the boat and we went pretty well the whole length of it. It was cool & pleasant up there. Birds singing. Has been a hot day.
21 Jul Thu. I went down to Norma's a while this evening.
22 Jul Fri. -- 23 Jul Sat. --
24 Jul Sun. I went to church & SS.. Mr Benedict preached. Norma came up and she & I went up in the park and had supper. It was comfortable and we had a nice time. I walked part way home with her.
25 Jul Sun. A nice rain starting early this a.m.
26 Jun Mon. Jessie went to Syracuse to day on rug business as hooked rugs are to be exhibited at State Fair. I went down to Huffman's this morning. Rather warm.
27 Jul Tue. -- to 30 Jul Sat. --
31 Jul Sun. J & A went to church. Norma came up with them for dinner and the afternoon. J & A went out and spent the afternoon. A took Norma home and I rode along.



1 Aug Mon. --
2 Aug Tue. Jessie took me over to Carrie's to stay till tomorrow nite.
3 Aug Wed. Carrie & I went to the Old Girls picnic held at Gertrude Daniels. There were 32 there and we had a pleasant time. Carrie brought me home in the evening. We stopped at Chester Bushnell's a few minutes.
4 Aug Thu. Norma starts for Atlantic City to visit Alicia for a short time. Not as hot as it has been.
5 Aug Fri. Anna Eels & Mrs.s Rider called, also Rolland Goodspeed & wife and Donald G'd wife Patricia who is visiting N.Y. State from Kans. where they are living now.
6 Aug Sat..to 10 Aug. --
11 Aug. Thu. I went up to Helen's on the train this a.m. Bro't Joan & Ruth home with me (on bus) to stay till tomorrow night. Amasa met us at bus stop.
12 Aug Fri. The Teed girls were up to play with Joan & Ruth. They went swimming and had a good time. Helen and the rest of the family came down for the girls to-nite.
13 Aug Sat. --
14 Aug Sun.. A & J went to a wedding in Oneonta then on for an over nite trip. It's their 36 wedding anniversary. Went to Bennington VT. Norma came up after church and stayed over nite with me.
15 Aug Mon. A & J came home about 6 o'clock.
16 Aug Tue. I went down to Dr Friedman's office this evening as I've had catarrh or something for several was. Then called at Miss Halsey's to see Adelia Donaldson.
17 Aug Wed. Carrie, Walter, Minnie Kilbey & Gail called to-nite. Took Minnie on to Sidney. Cool to night and has been cool all day.
18 Aug Thur. J & I went down town this p.m a while. I got things for Ruth's & Betty's b'day etc.
19 Aug Fri. Norma has been up to Katherine Bostwick's for a few days. Came back this p.m. And came up to supper and stayed a while. She is staying at Mrs. Heimers where she will make her. Home if all goes well. Sent card to Ruth and p'kg to her and things for Betty's work cox, a b'day present.
20 Aug Sat. --
21 Aug Sun. A & I went to church. A & J, Katherine & Marvin, N & I attended the "sing" at Cooperstown this p.m. It was very pleasant and we enjoyed it all
22 Aug Mon. --
23 Aug Tue. Norma went up to Helen's this p.m to help about sewing etc as Betty is going to college next mo.
24 Aug Wed. --
25 Aug Thu. --
26 Aug Fri. Jessie went to Cooperstown to plan for rug exhibit at State Fair next month. Mrs. Geo. Gilbert came and helped about the work. Quite warm to-day.
27 Aug Sat. --
28 Aug Sun. J. A. & I went over to Guilford church to "Old Home Day." Attended church & we had a picnic dinner. Met several OLD friends. Carrie & Walter were there. We stopped at Rob. Rolfe's a short time. Coming home it rained for a short time quite hard In U. (Unadilla. AP) it rained, hailed & wind blew doing quite a lot of damage. Trees down, limbs, wires etc. Norma stayed here with H. A Took N home and I went down and stayed all evening. She is about sick with hard cold.
29 Aug Mon. Rained hard all nite. The roof leaked so it is pretty wet in kitchen.
30 Aug Tue.--
31 Aug Wed. Norma went to Bing. To see her lawyer and went thru proceedings to obtain her divorce, which she expects to have soon. She also got her settlement and has her money in the bank

1 Sep Thu. --
2 Sep Fri. --
3 Sep Sat. We surely have had a busy week, freezing corn, pickling, etc. Jessie went to Syracuse to get the rugs, etc. I place for the fair.
4 Sep Sun.. Jessie & I went to church & S.S. Norma came home with us to church and stayed till about five. I walked down a ways with her. Stopped a while at the Huffmire's Very pleasant to-day. J & A went up to he lake for breakfast.
5 Sep Mon. --
6 Sep Tue. Jessie went to Syracuse Fair. The Strobecks started for Calif to-day.
7 Sept Wed. --I went to Helen's on morning train. Betty leaves tomorrow for P. B. S. Tomorrow.Helen & Betty sewed mostly while we others did the work.Mary, Rutherford, Phil were out of school sick and Joan came home sick. Cool, cloudy and rained during the night.
8 Sep Thu. We were busy as a bee all day till 12:45. Helen, Betty, Philip, Ruth & Steve got started & I rode along. Helen & Betty finished garments. I ironed mostly. Mary feels better--they all do. She and Joan plan to go to school to-morrow.
9 Sep Fri. --
10 Sep Sat. A & J went to State Fair. The last day. Bro't back rugs, etc. I stayed alone but did not mind--had rug callers.
11 Sep Sun. Hattie DuMond & Hazel Lindsley came this p.m. Also Walter & Carrie. We had a buffet lunch at 6:00 or about. A & J went to church.
12 Sep Mon to 14 Sep Wed.--
15 Sep Thu. I went up to see Mrs. Eldridge a while to-nite. Had a letter from Betty to-day.
16 Sep Fri. --
17 Sept Sat. --
18 Sep Sun. I went down to Norma's this p.m. And stayed till 8:00. She was sick yesterday but felt much better to-night. Rainy more or less. Rained hard to-night. Mrs. Heimer came in and asked me to stay to lunch, which I did. Norma seemed more comfortably fixed and I hope will be happy as time goes on.
19 Sep Mon.--
20 Sep Tue--
21 Sep Wed. I went down to Walker's to a missionary meeting this p.m. Helen & Stevie come in about noon. Sat down & ate with us tho said they had had dinner. She was going down to Imy's. She bro't some peas. The Teed's started for Springfield Mass late in p.m today.
22 Sep Thu., 23, and 24. --
25 Sep Sun. Jessie went to church & S.S. Norma came up and stayed to dinner. Amasa & Chas went for a trip to ride on an old coach from Chatham to Rutledge.
26 Sep Mon. Jessie, Ruth Phettiplace & I went up to call on Alice Barnes Baker this p.m. It was a lovely day and we had a pleasant call. We all liked Mr. Baker too. Stopped a minute at Helen's on the way back. Rose Vinton came up and stayed with H-.
27 Sep Tue. I went down to take my "plate" to Dr. Smith as I had broken a tooth out.
28 Sep Wed. --
29 Sep Thu. I went down to tDr. Smith's and got my denture this SOS.m. Carrie came over this p.m. To ask Jessie's help about a rug. She brought Lima beans and helped shell them. A. bro't home 1 bu peaches. We made quite a start on them this even. Freezing & canning. It continues to rain for the 3rd day.
30 Sep Fri. Jessie took me up to Helen's to-night to stay 3 days. I had about 15 b-day cards. Hdcf's from Carrie, & Nina Baesser, Candy from Teeds, Norma & Joan. Pen & tablet from Helen. Cloth from N for apron.

1 Oct Sat. We had a busy day. Canned tomatoes & pears. Ironed & mended. It is pleasant to-day and the foliage on trees is beautiful.
2 Oct Sun. I went to church & S.S. It was World Wide Communion Sun. In p.m. I called at Mrs. Hunts also Mrs. Bailey's. She walked nearly home with me. Lovely evening.
3 Oct Mon. Helen (& Stevie) brought me home this evening. We called at Norma's. We had another busy day. I ironed & mended mostly. Helen worked on Betty's clothes, getting a new dress finished etc.
4 Oct Tue. --
5 Oct Wed. Shortly after 12, Jessie took me over to Carrie' Straits to spend the p.m. Carrie & Walter stopped on their way hoe from Cooperstown (as Walter is just leaving the hospital). And I rode down home with them. J came for me a while later. The trees are simply gorgeous. Found the Straits better than I expected to see them.
6 Oct Thu. 7, 8 --
9 Oct Sun. J & A took their breakfast up to Lake Buckhorn. Came home and went to church. Then I helped her prepare dinner and they went with Adelia & Stanley Harris, Marvin & Katherine up to dinner at the Lake. When they came back at 5:30 I went down and called at the Buffetts and Huffmore's. Still pleasant weather--no frosts.
10 Oct Mon.I went down and spent the evening with Norma. Helen came down to see the doctor. Came up for J to show her more about making corsages.
11 Oct Tue.--
12 Oct Wed. --
13 Oct Thu. Helen bro't Philip down to the doctors as he was thrown from his bicycle yesterday. Not serious, but hurt on head, hand, & arm. She drove up here and I gave her some of my b-day cards and garments I've been mending for them.
14 Oct Fri. A lovely day. Jessie, Ethel Connelly, Ruth Phettiplace, and I went out to the game farm near Cairo. We traveled a little over 200 mi. Had a wonderful time.
25 Oct Sat. --
16 Oct Sun. I went to church & S.S. N came home with us for dinner & stayed till 4:00 or so. Rode down with Roscoe. N & I went up to call at the Andersons to see the new baby. Pleasant. Rather cool.
17 Oct Mon. We had the first frost of the season here this morning. Not hard, foliage plants touched. But not marigolds or begonias. Quite mild, pleasant mostly. I baked bread & rolls & took some up to Andersons.
18 Oct Tue. Carrie & Jim Roshirt, Winnie & Clayton were here to dinner. They phoned they were coming. Jessie took me down to Missionary Meeting at Anna Eall's. I had devotions (first experience) and feel pretty glad it is over. Mild.
19 Oct Wed. --, 20, 21.--
22 Oct Sat.. Jessie & I went over to Barbara's this p.m. She went on to Ardie Cornell's to call while I stayed at Barbara's We went up to the Rolfe's to call. We had several showers today but they did not amount to much and it was a comfortable day, and quite mild. Found little Maurice had grown quite a lot but he is't talking and doesn't appear too good.
23 Oct Sun. I went to church & S.S. Norma came up for dinner & afternoon. Amasa N. & I went to evening service. Rev Harlow Parsons is here for a week.
24 Oct Mon. --
25 Oct Tue. Amasa, Mrs. Flower & I went to evening service, which was very good, we thought, Quite a hard frost this a.m colder than before.
26 Oct Wed. Amasa & I went to the evening service. Bertha Wilcox came up with Mrs. Russell from Bainbridge a while this p.m.
27 Oct Thu. J & I went over to Roger's Hollow to the Friends church supper then down to evening service. Mrs. Eldridge went with us.
28 Oct Fri. A & I went down to evening service.
29 Oct Sat. A & I went down to even. Service. It was a wonderful sermon.
30 Oct Sun. J & A went to church. Mrs. Hanford came up to dinner. N was sick so couldn't as planned. I went to afternoon service, then went up to Norma's. She is quite sick stomach & bowel upset. I stayed till nearly 10 or after service.
31 Oct Mon. --

1 Nov Tue. Leone Seeley & wife, Marvin & Katherine were here to supper & evening. A showed pictures.
2 Nov Wed. --
3 Nov Thu. Jessie & I went to a family supper in basement of Bap church. A girl, Beth Goldhammer was interviewed by Rev. Wilford Lyon, M..E. Minister of Sidney Centre.
She spent 2 mo or so in Italy helping in a religious camp. She & Mr L were both very good.
4 Nov Fri. A few snow flurries to-day. Friendly Circle met at Miss Eall's. Amasa took me down. Also Julia Brown who is here visiting town. There were 27 there and we had a pleasant time. The Naylors were there.
5 Nov Sat. snow on the ground (the first this morning. Soon melted. Has rained or snowed quite often all day. Helen, Rich & Stevie called a short time at about noon. Rather cold.
6 Nov Sun.. I went to church & SS. Arthur & Carrie called a short time this p.m.
7 Nov Mon. --
8 Nov Tue. Election Day. I went down and voted. Stopped at store and did some shopping.
9 Nov Wed. Jessie went to Oneonta to give a rug lesson to the H B leaders. Pleasant day.
10 Nov Thu. Jessie went to Cooperstown for the rug looms.
11 Nov Fri. --
12 Nov Sat. Helen & Family also Norma & Mr. Collins were here this evening to see the Teed's colored pictures on the screen. It was a cloudy evening and no rain. Jessie had pumpkin pie cookies & coffee. Everyone seemed to have a good time.
13 Nov Sun. Jessie & Amasa drove out to Marcellus, 14 mi or so beyond Syracuse. Started about 10:30 and reached home about 8:30 or so. It has been raining all the evening not hard, and is mild. Rob & Ethel Rolfe called this p.m.
14 Nov Mon. --
15 Nov Tue. --
16 Nov Wed. I went up to. Helen's on morning train to stay 2 days. Steve isn't feeling very well and the children have colds.
17 Nov Thu. Helen took me over town and I called at Dr. Lewis. Helen had errand and overtook me on my way home. I came back on 9 o'clock bus. Stayed at Norma's a while. A came down for me. I did some ironing & mending for Helen.
18 Nov Fri. --
19 Nov Sat. Amasa took me over to the Copes to stay two nights late in p.m. Cool cloudy & some snow falling.
20 Nov Sun. We went to church & SS. In afternoon we went up to New Lisbon to a church service in an old church where Walter's grandfather Edward Cope used to preach. Gertrude Musson went with us. We called at the Benedicts on our way back. In evening we went to a religious concert at Mt. Upton M.E. Church which we enjoyed very much. Cool.
21 Nov Mon. This p.m. Carrie and I went to G-Ville
And I called on Carrie Straits while she did errands. We called at Bertha Toby's and I got some sacks. Then we called at Mr. Leonard's who is sick with pneumonia and pleurisy, but is some better. Carrie bro't me home from there just before dark.
22 Nov Tue.--
23 Nov Wed. Mrs. Fowler called this fore noon.
24 Nov Thu. The Teed's have asked Chas family, the Walkers and Norma for Thanksgiving dinner. All came and we had a pleasant time. Chas showed pictures. Amasa & I went down to church at 8:00 this morning at M.E church. Mr. Walker had the sermon.
25. Nov Fri. --
26 Nov Sat. Alicia & Norma were up for a 6 o'clock supper. Could not stay late as Alicia goes back to Providence to morrow morning on early bus. We had "remains" of Thanksgiving. Turkey and a nice meal. Alicia is not feeling real well tho'.
27 Nov Sun. I went up to Mrs. Brown to Missionary Meeting this morning. Walked up and rode back with Mr. Loyer & others who attended.
28 Nov Mon. 29, 30. --

1 Dec Thu.--
2 Dec Fri. I went down to Bertha Wilcox on bus this a.m. Came back on 6:15. Had a nice time. It snowed all forenoon, had not as much in p.m. Helen was here a while shortly after we had dinner there. She had been to Doctor as she had a cold.
3 Dec Sat.--
4 Dec Sun. I went to church. A cold morning but moderated. J & A went to Delia Harris' for dinner. Ground white with snow.
5 Dec Mon.--
6 Dec Tue. I went up to Oneonta on 12:21 bus and came back on 6:15 (Oneonta). Did Christmas shopping and went to Dr. LaBarr's. Cold but pleasant.
7 Dec Wed. 8, 9, 10, --
11 Dec Sun. J & I went to church. It was "Men's Sunday." Quite a good attendance. Robot Rolfe & family were here to dinner. I spent what time I had in p.m. Writing Christmas notes & cards.
12 Dec Mon. 13, 14. --
15 Dec Thu. Our FC (Friendly Circle. AP) met at Mrs. Earls. 26 there and we had a nice time. Mrs. Ward showed colored pictures of Newfoundland. We had a "tree" with gifts. J & I a both went.
16 Dec. Fri.--
17 Dec Sat--
18 Dec Sun. J & I went to church. The service was a Christmas service mostly by young people. a play enacting the scene in the manager, wise men, Angels, star et. Music appropriate. I wrote Christmas notes & cards all p.m. & evening
19 Dec, 20, 21, 22, 23.--
24 Dec Sat. Alicia & Rita called to-day with Christmas gifts. Amasa took Norma & I up to Helen's this evening to stay over nite.
25 Dec Sun. I went to church and called shortly at the Lewis' after. The church has been redecorated & is so pretty. After breakfast they had the tree & gifts. We had a very good dinner. Roast chicken & oysters, ice cream, etc. Helen was too tired & had a headache. Mr. Collins, Lornie & Rita came up for us in evening. I had many cards. Bed slippers from Norma. Beads from Helen which I gave back to her. Beads from Alicia & Rita, bureau scarf from the Barbers on Daniels tree, candy from Carrie R. And Neil, and a jbot (??) from Hazel M. Carrie also. Teed's & I aren't exchanging gifts this year, but I gave more to those who are in need and really enjoyed doing it.
26 Dec Mon..--
27 Dec Tue. The Stanley Harris family were here to supper. Carrie & Dorothy called in p.m.
28 Dec Wed. --
29 Dec Thu. I went down to Norma's about 11 o'clock. Had dinner with her. Rita came in a little late & ate with us. Nice weather. Nellie Phillips came up to supper.
30 Dec Fri. --
31 Dec Sat. The last day of the yr. Some colder for a few days, but not much snow, and pleasant. Rose & Carl Vinton were here to spend the evening


END OF 1949 DIARY

1952 COPY of DIARY of NELLIE CONVERSE CARR, Age 74, 75

1 Jan Tue. The Teed's took lunch to the lake to work, both a.m 7a p.m or rather evening. I rode down with them I evening and stayed at Ruth Phetteplace's. Mild
2 Jan Wed. A very little older. Still not freezing.
3 Jan Thu. --
4 Jan Fri. The Friendly Circle met at Anna Eall's. A & J were out to supper so I rode along and had supper with Ruth Phetteplace. Then we went with Marvin Teeds's. There were 23 there. We had a nice time. Cold-not much below freezing.
5 Jan Sat. Not quite so cold. Snowed a little. A & J worked at lake all the p.m and evening
6 Jan Sun. Went to church & S.S. Rather cold. Not much below freezing.
7 Jan Mon. We attended the Annual Meeting of the Presbyterians at the church. Quite good attendance. Cold nite.
8 Jan Tue. 4 or 5 below this a.m. Moderated I p.m.
9 Jan Wed. --
10 Jan Thu. Jessie took me over to Carrie's this p.m to stay a day or two. Stormed some this even. We all went to the Union Week of Prayer Service in Pres. Church. Rev. Walter Miller had the sermon.
11 Jan Fri. Rather Cold. Warmed up some. I mended some for Carrie. Looked over old photos I even. Also geneology books.
12 Jan Sat. Walter bro't me home this a.m.
13 Jan Sun. We all went to church & S.S. I'll. Above freezing. J & A went over to Dayton McLaughlin's in p.m.
14 Jan Mon. Mild. Cloudy
15 Jan Tue. Very mild. Sunny. Jessie & Rose V. Went to Bing. To a D.A.R. Meeting. N. Is sick to-day. I called Oraline Haynes.
16 Jan Wed. Miss. Soc. (Missionary Society.AP) met at Hazel Judd's. J & I went and took several. Still rather mild.
17 Jan Thu. some colder. Not much. J & A went to Norwich to-nite to an AA banquet.
18 Jan Fri. Some colder to-day. Windy
19 Jan Sat. --
20 Jan Sun. We all went to church & S.S. Rained and snowed a little. I went down to May Clifford's this evening.
21 Jan Mon. Helen came down for me late p.m. She is busy getting ready for a Rebecca play she has written. The "girls" came in to practice to-nite. She is about sick with grip or something.
22 Jan Tue. Philip isn't in school as he is about sick with cold and bad throat. We washed. I ironed some. The play is this evening. We had dresses etc. to get ready for it. We took care of Larry this even. Helen was late as they had refreshments, etc.
23 Jan Wed. Took Philip to doctors. Helen is about all in this a.m. Went to bed a while.
24 Jan Thu. Helen feels better (worked up stairs).
25 Jan Fri. Rich. About sick with grip. Did not work to-day. We washed.
26 Jan Sat. Helen is busy cleaning upstairs before Mary comes. she came on 2:30 bus to-nite. Rainy. Snow. Meeting off.
27 Jan Sun. Went to church & S.S. Mild temp. Helen & Rich took Mary & friend Jean Foster back to Schenectady this even.
28 Jan Mon. We washed & baked rolls & cookies. Helen brought me home late in p.m. I stopped at Adelia's to turn dresses & hat she loaned Helen. Helen shopped at G.I. Store.
29 Jan Tue. Colder. Nearly zero this even.
30 Jan Wed. Began feeling I had a cold. Took anahist.. Did not do much. Not as cold.
31 Jan Thu. Feel better, but not very good. Taking anahist.

1 Feb Fri. It is the even for our F.C. Dinner at diner. I feel better but did not go. Mild evening. Mrs. Beach came here and went with Jessie.
2 Feb Sat. Still mild. Chas & family came up this p.m. Were here to supper. We all went down to the B. Wilcox's this even to help celebrate their 45 wedding anniversary. Had a pleasant time. Nice refreshments.
3 Feb Sun. Went to church & S.S. In p.m. I went down to the Huffmire's a while. My cold much better. Norma & Freddy called for a short time.
4 Feb Mon. Rained some today. But we washed and got clothes in shape to iron. This even we all went down to the P.T.O. Meeting at school house and saw Dr. Constantine's pictures of "Soda Gulch," which were taken in S Utah. They were fine and well worth seeing.
5 Feb Tue. Still mild. But a little colder tonite.
6 Feb Wed. Snowed during nite. Some colder. But snow melted some in sun
7 Feb Thu. Mrs. Huffmire came up a while this p.m then Jessie & I went down town. I called at Mrs. Scotts.
8 Feb. Fri. Larry's 2nd b.day
9 Feb Sat. Teed's went to Bing in p.m and even to visit Chas & family. Mrs. H came up to return dyes.
10 Feb Sun. Dr. Arnold preached. Carrie & Walter came over in time for S.S. We had Marvin & Catherine here for dinner also. Rather mild. Colder at nite.
11 Feb Mon. Mild & rainy in a.m. But clothes dried fairly well. Helen phoned that school was still closed and I perhaps better not go up this p.m as planned as there is so much sickness.
12 Feb Tue. Colder. Some wind.
13 Feb Wed. A little below zero this a.m. Cold all day. I went down to Anna Eall's to an Earnest Worker's meeting this p.m. Had a nice time.
14 Feb Thu. Still cold.
15 Feb Fri. Not as cold. Jessie & I went over to Nellie Curtis' this p.m as J wanted to talk about braided rugs, and took thread that she thought Nellie would like. Stopped at Carrie's a while. Visited with Walter. Carrie had gone to Miss. Meeting.
16 Feb Sat. Milder. Chas & family came up to dinner and p.m. Catherine stayed. Hoped to hear from Helen but didn't.
17 Feb Sun. Went to church & S.S. A heavy fall of snow during the tie. 5 or 6 in. Rained some.
18 Feb Mon. More snow. In places 10 or 12 in. 16 at Schenectady. Not very cold. Helen phone that she & Rich both have the flu so I'll not go up as I had planned to do.
19 Feb Tue. Bright. Not very cold. We washed some. Washing machine didn't work.
20 Feb Wed. Missionary meeting at church parlor a. J, Mrs. Eldridge & I went. 16 there, cherry tarts for refreshments. Amasa, J & I went over to John Allen's to look at some second hand clothes. I was interested in a coat, but it wasn't large enough.
21 Feb Thu. Warm or mild. Stormed a little.
22 Feb Fri. A letter from Helen. They are all feeling better, but she has been quite sick
23 Feb Sat. Still old. Mrs. Gibson, Ruth Phetts & I cleaned the church this p.m.
24 Feb Sun. Went to church & S.S. It was communion. Eight persons were admitted as members into the church.
25 Feb Mon. Stormed a little this a.m. Bright in P.M. We washed. Dried in house. Teed's went to Oneonta this evening to a church meeting in M.E. Church.
26 Feb Tue.Rather mild & pleasant.
27 Feb Wed. Jessie's birthday. I went to Oneonta on 3:06 bus to Dr. La Barr. Got stationery for N's birthday. The Stanley Harris' family was here for supper. Helen, Mary, Stevie & Larry called here right after supper for a short time. They are going to the horse sales.
28 Feb Thu. Quite spring like but cool air. Walter & Carrie called late in p.m. And we coaxed them to stay to supper and til towards 9 o'clock.
29 Feb Fri. Jessie & I went to World's Day of Prayer at Episcopal church this p.m. Called at Mrs Ives later then did some shopping.

1 Mar Sat. Some snow, but some shine. Cool.
2 Mar Sun,Went to church & S.S. We went to Hazel Judd's father's funeral in p.m. Norma, Geo & Freddy called then went to church with us- the Union Lenten service this evening in Pres. Church. Pleasant day. Mrs. Eldridge died this a.m suddenly tho she hadn't been feeling well all winter.
3 Mar Mon. Mostly fair. Mild. A son was born to the Atwoods early this a.m. Jessie went up to Strobecks to help clean eggs this a.m. I baked rolls and took some up to Strobecks. I went down to the bank to cash my $20.00 bond due this month (this p.m.) We washed and clothes dried fairly well.
4 Mar Tue. This p.m. Jessie, Mrs. Ives & I went down to Sidney hospital to call on Alice Atwood who has a baby born yesterday a.m. Also we saw Mrs. Genson, Mrs. Banta's mother who broke her hip three weeks ago.
5 Mar Wed. We went to Mrs. Eldridge's funeral in p.m. Helen came for me later in p.m. Am going up for a few days.
6 Mar Thu. Ironed & kept busy mending.
7 Mar Fri. Helen took Phil & Stevie to hospital to have tonsils & adnoids out in a.m. H went over to turkey supper but felt so sick from the ether she couldn't eat. Came home early.
8 Mar Sat. -
9 Mar Sun. Went to church & S.S. In p.m. H & I went over to Marie Avery's and to Sheldon Carr's. In even H & r went to movies.
10 Mar Mon. Spring like. Geo & Alicia called late p.m.
11 Mar Tue. H & R's folks went up to S to the capping exercises at U College. Rainy then colder & very windy. Phil's throat was worse so H had to be up with him.
12 Mar Wed. Phil had to be quiet to-day. Better to-nite. H had to rest some.
13 Mar Thu Phil better. Steve went to school. Early in p.m started to snow. Ground white. Not very cold. Helen papered in front room.
14 Mar Fri --
15 Mar Sat. H & family took me over to Norma's to-nite.
16 Mar Sun. All went to church & SS at Sidney Bapt church. Alicia came in p.m. She played & sang in church to-nite. N, Geo & I called at Truair Halbert's during young people's meeting.nite.
17 Mar Mon. N not feeling very good. Tired out I guess. (At Norma's. AP)
18Mar Tue. We washed. Lovely day. I mended some.
19 Mar Wed. I mended. N & G bro't me home at night.
20 Mar Thu. Warm & sunny
21 Mar Fri. First day of Spring. We all went up to the E. Riders to a warm sugar party. Mr. Unhjem, family and others about 15. Pleasant time.
22Mar Sat.--
23 Mar Sun Went to church & S.S. Rainy in a.m. Went to Union Lenton Service to nite in Pres. Church. Mild.
24 Mar Mon. Mostly cloudy, but drying.
25 Mar Tue. Ironed. This p.m called at the Atwoods to see the new baby also went down to Huffmires. Very Spring like Birds singing.
26 Mar Wed. Some sunshine . Warmer. Teed's went to Oneonta this p.m and stayed till about bed time. I sewed. In evening made some cases for silverware I got for Norma & Geo lately.
27 Mar Thur. Not quite as warm to day. I went up to Strobecks and left some thing for the Atwoods, as they weren't home. Finished the cases and packed them in a silverware box. Sent b-day cards to Norma & Pearl Gramms.
28 Mar Fri. We all attended a supper at the church. 89 there. We had a pleasant time and a good supper. Singing, talks, et. Barbara Gould called in p.m. Katherine came up & stayed over nite.
29 Mar Sat. I went down and helped clean the church. Mrs. Gibson & Mrs. Smith helped. Chas & family were up to supper & evening.
30 Mar Sun. Norma's b-day. We all went to church after which A & J took e over to Norma's. She is sick and in bed mostly but seemed to have a nice day. A b-day cake Several cards, gifts, etc. I stayed over nite and will stay tomorrow. Rita is here. I took over silverware I had for them.
31 Mar Mon. N has been up some but not very good. I am staying till nite. Cleaned.sirup this a.m. Went home tonight.

1 Apr Tues. Had a busy day. Jessie went to Cooperstown to be gone all day. (I had cashed bonds). I ironed, baked, etc. Geo & Moby stopped for me to-nite as I plan to stay there a few days.
2 Apr Wed. N isn't very comfortable as she has sciatica. We are busy baking etc. Beverly & Rita here for supper.
3 Apr Thu. Walter has enlisted and went to Syracuse today's but came back as there wasn't room for him. Had physical exam. Will start again Mon. Rita came up to stay over nite. Helen, Mrs. Danzi & Stevie & Larry came over to-nite.
4 Apr Fri. N feeling some better. We washed. Fine day. Put sirup on stove to-day or evening to cleanse & boil down. Billy D here to stay over nite. Geo & Moby went to Oneonta to their business meeting.
5 Apr Sat. April day. We finished off the rest of sirup to-day. Bobby's b-day. N made b-cake. Beverly came in p.m. I ironed a little in p.m. Geo brought me home in early evening. Rainy to-nite.
6 Apr Sun. We went to church & S.S. in a.m. Also to Union Lenten service at M.E. Church. Mr. David Dawson a M.E minister & friend of Mr. Heappes preached. Mr. Bental, the minister at large, preached in Pres church this a.m.
7 Apr Mon. Not pleasant. We didn't wash as so much else on hand. I baked etc. A & J took supper up to lake. Norma is feeling pretty good to-day. Walter (Collins,AP) left for Sampson Air Base this a.m.
8 Apr Tue. We washed & ironed to-day. Norma called in the evening while the men were at sales stables. Ethel Rolfe called in p.m.
9 Apr Wed. Jessie good Adelia H & I to Oneonta to have eyes fitted at Lull & Irons at 10:30. We had errands so it was 4 o'clock or so when we got back. I got some things for N's b-day. Bo't hat new. In the even I went w J up to the lake where we worked a while cleaning up the floor. Then Teed's went to Sidney Centre. I rode along and stayed at Norma's. Took her things over. Called at Helen's on way home. Warm.
10 Apr Thur. Spring like. Had a busy day. Baking. Went twice up to Strobecks o errands.
11 Apr Fri. J went to Delhi and I went down to Mrs. Givson's to call then a short call on Ethel Connelly then went to Oneonta on 3:06 bus. Got my glasses. Did a few errands. A met me at the bus stop.Cold to day. Below freezing in a.m.
12 apr Sat. Not as cold to-day.
13 Apr Sun. Easter Sunday. Mr. Bental preached. He & Mrs. B came up to dinner. J, A & I went over to Guilford church to an Easter Cantata in the evening. Saw some old friends. It has been rather rainy by spells.
14 Apr, Mon. Rainy this a.m. At about noon Helen, Betty & the 2 younger ones came in for a short time. We had them stay to dinner with us. Betty goes back to Philadelphia in the morning, or starts.
15 Apr Tues. Occasional showers in a.m. But not a bad day to wash. We did some yesterday and finished to-day. I went up to Strobecks for eggs. They have a new television set, and we will go up soon for a special program.
16 Apr. Wed. Carrie & Emily came over to call late this p.m. Cool this a.m. Sunny, but cool wind all day.
17 Apr Thu. Miss Bislaski the H.B. Agent (Home Bureau. AP) came down and J & A had her at the lake for dinner. I cleaned my clothes press. Warm & pleasant.
18 Apr Fri. We went up to Strobecks to see Barbara Gould with her decorated cakes on television at 12:45. Jessie went down and bro't Mrs. Vance and her mother, Mrs. Kelly, up for a call this p.m.
19 Apr Sat. Went up to the Strobecks in even to see T.V.
20 Apr Sun. Went to church & S.S. Warm & pleasant.
21 Apr Mon. J & A went to Stamford to Presbyterial & Presbytery. We washed. Then I did cleaning in my room. Nearly finished or all but bureau drawers. Warm. Little cooler tonite.
22 Apr Tue. Some cloudiness. Warm. Ironed, baked, etc.
23 Apr Wed. Jessie & I went over to Carrie's for some strawberry plants this p.m. In even. We went to Miss. Meeting at the church social rooms. It was a shower for the kitchen. A nice lot of things bro't. We had a pleasant time. N not feeling well. Cooler.
24 Apr Thu. Cool a.m. some cloudy. Norma some better but not very good. Seems like a bad cold or hay fever. Cleaned bureau drawers in p.m & evening.
25 Apr Fri. N much better. We all went to an operetta at the school. It was very good. "Rio Rico." Rain to-day.
26 Apr Sat. Cleaning. Some sunshine. Rather cool. Helen, Mary, Mrs. Daniels, Joan Ruth, Stevie & Larry called this p.m. Carolyn came up on bus soon after noon to stay over nite.
27 Apr Sun. Went to church & S.S. About 3 o'clock we went down to Bing to Charles. Took Carolyn home. Cloudy, but rather nice. N & Geo called this evening especially to get horse radish roots that we got at Cope's.
28 Apr Mon. Cloudy & rain in p.m. We washed and got clothes dry. Early this evening Jessie & I went to Bainbridge. J called on Ardie Cornell & I stayed at Mrs. Naylors then J called there a short time too.
29 Apr Tue. Rather mild. J went to Roger's Hollow to the H.G. Achievement Day. N phoned she expected to go too. I ironed and had a busy day. Worked in my room to-night. Teed's new refrigerator came to-nite.
30 Apr Wed. --

1 May Thu. Frost this a.m. Cool all day. Mrs. Banta cleaned the living room yesterday and to-day. J & A had dinner up to the lake. Mrs O'dell was here and went up there to show them where to set trees. J & I went down to call on Adelia to-nite. She is sick and has to be in bed three weeks or so. Phlebitis.
2 May Fri. F.C. Class met at the Social rooms to nite. Had a nice meeting. Not as many as sometimes. In p.m I went down to Dr. Hust. Went to 5 & Dime store, then called on Mrs. Sidney Hunt. J came down for me. Cool.
3 May Sat. 26 degrees. Cool wind all day. Chas & family were up for dinner and till evening. Lois & I with Mrs. Earl cleaned the church this p.m. J had callers at the Lake. Ardie Cornell & daughter so she could not help at church.
4 May Sun. Not quite as cold to day. We went to church & SS. Dick McLaughlin & family came over to church and they went with Teed's up to the lake to dinner.
5 May Mon. Frost this a.m. Mostly cloudy but clothes dried. I went down and stayed with the Dwight baby this evening.
6 May Tue. Ironing etc. Still cool.
7 May Wed. Cool & cloudy. I finished cleaning bathroom downstairs. Talked with N. She has her driver's permit and is learning to drive.
8 May Thu. Not quite as cold. This p.m. I rode with Jessie when she went to lake and stopped at Adelia Harris's and did a few things for her as she is in bed with phlebitis.
9 May Fri. Helen phone to-nite to ask if I could come up to-morrow and be with the girls over the wk end while they took a trip to N.H.
10 May Sat. While I was getting breakfast had a catch in my back, so haven't felt like doing much. Rich came for me in the p.m. But I did not feel like being up around much. The girls. I straightened the house some.
11 May Sun. We had some rain during the nite. The girls went to S.S. I did not feel very good. In bed part of the time with hot water bottle at my back.
12 May Mon. The folks came in at 10:30 last night. It started raining about dark last night. Rained some to day so H didn't wash. I haven't felt very good.
13 May Tue. Rained more or less all day. H washed. I feel quite a bit better this p.m. H took me home this even. Had expected to stay a wk but felt I'd be better off at home.
14 May Wed. Jessie washed to day. I feel fairly good so have been up most of the time. Mostly pleasant.
15 May Thu. Rainy much of the time. Carrie and several others came over to H.B. Meeting. Slides were shown on flower arrangement. C stopped in a few minutes.
16 May Fri. I went down to the doctor's office this p.m. After supper we all went up to the lake a while. Stopped at the Harris's a short time.
17 May Sat. The Teed's started for Youngstown at 6:00 a.m. I went up to Atwood's for a short call, then down to Strobeck's egg room a while. Went up at 8:00 to nite to see TV. It is rainy this evening. Kept busy most of the day at one thing or another.
18 May Sun. Marvin took us to church & S.S. The girls & I. Carrie & Walter made quite a call this p.m. Walter fixed the furnace fire. I went up to Strobecks to see TV this evening.
19 May Mon. I kept busy doing small jobs such as mopping, cleaning cabinet shelves or cracking nuts, etc. Early in evening I called at Huffmires then went up to Strobecks to watch T.V.. The Teed's arrived home about the time I did.
20 May Tue. Rainy more or less all day. Mild.
21 May Wed. Rainy. Rather cool. I went with Norma and Mrs. Hoyt up to Helen's early this p.m. Geo is sick and not able to work to-day.
22 May Thur. Warm & mostly sunny. We washed. Geo better but not able to work.
23 May Fri. Warm & pleasant. Geo better & up around not at usual work. This p.m. I went up to lake after dinner and stayed all p.m. Picked out nut meats, read and sewed on Ruth's dress. We stopped briefly at Adelia's, also Mrs Ives' on way up. This evening I made candy from fondant I made recently.
24 May Sat. Mild. Rained some this a.m.
25 May Sun. Rainy. Cool. We all went to church & S. S. Rested & read all p.m. And evening.
26 May Mon. Rainy. We did not do regular washing, on acct of weather.
27 May Tue. A lovely bright day. We did a big washing and I did part of the ironing.
28 May Wed. We went to the Miss. Meeting at Mrs. Russell's. Had a nice meeting. Took Ruth Brown & Mrs. Gardner. Mrs McWhiney had program. Good.
29 May Thu. J &I went to Sidney this p.m. Expected to see Dr. Gelder but he isn't in town. Called on Mrs Geiselman who is in hospital with broken hip. She is doing well as can be expected. Took her flowers & candy. Rainy by spells.
30 May Thu. Rolland Goodspeed & family called this p.m. They were interested in going up to the lake so I went up with them. J & A were already up there. We got supper and we all ate up there. It was a lovely day. Comfortable & sunny. I phoned over to Norma's as the folks would have gone over there, but found Geo & N had gone up to see Walter as he will soon be in Texas.
31 May Sat. Rained during nite and some this a.m. Chas & family came up to dinner and stayed for supper at the lake.

1 Jun Sun. Mr. Unhjems last service here. A farewell party was held for the Unhjems this evening. It was well attended. Over 60. It has rained more or less all day, but was nice in evening.
2 Jun Mon. This p.m. Adelia Harris & I went down to Sidney Hospital to Dr Gelder for exam. Mr. Titus (taxi) took us down. We came back by Roger's Hollow. A lovely day. Everything looking fresh. Norma started for providence this a.m. Riding with Bing people.
3 Jun Tue. Another fine day. Teed's went with Rob't and Jane up to the Bentals to call this evening
4 June Wed. Norma called in p.m. She & Alicia came back from Prov during the night getting home between 3 & 4 o'clock. Later. She & Alicia called here a short time, especially to get frozen peas they put in last year.
5 Jun Thu--
6 Jun Fri. Helen phoned to see if I could come up to nite. She came for me.
7 Jun Sat. Helen & R started for N.H to get a Shetland pony about 12:30.
8 Jun Sun. We all went to church. Children's Day. Warm & pleasant. I called at the Leonards in p.m. Folks came home between 9 & 10 o'clock. Larry is coming down with chicken pox.
9 Jun Mon. Rainy. H took me to Dr. Just in even.
10 Jun Tue. We washed and I did quite a bit of ironing.
11 Jun Wed. Cool. Larry broken out and feeling badly. Better tonite. I went over to Leonards to take roses & buttermilk. Saw T.V.
12 Jun Thu. We dressed 8 chickens for freezing. I went over to Daisy Hyatt's to call. Larry feeling better
13 Jun Fri. Cool in a.m. We dressed 8 chickens for freezing.
14 Jun Sat. Helen & I went to Oneonta in a.m. I got a new dress. We cleaned etc all p.m.
15 Jun Sun. Went to church & S.S. Went over to Dr. Lewis' to wait for Rich. Rich's folks came over for dinner. Father's Day in p.m. I rode along as the folks went farther and called at Mrs. Hunts'. Afterwards they brought me bak home. We went down to Sidney Hospital to see Mrs. Hanford & Mrs. Geiselman, then went up to the lake (Teed's did) and I stopped at Harris'.
16 Jun Mon. Busy day. A little rainy so we didn't wash. Went down to doctor's office this evening. Warm.
17 Jun Tue. Warmer. early 90 degrees in shade. We washed, baked, etc. N & Geo called in even to get hollyhock plants.
18 Jun Wed. Cooler. Ironed, etc. A & J went to Hamilton to the synod meeting late p.m. & evening.
19 Jun Thu. Still cooler. Thunder showers to-day, but not very much rain. Fixed Joan's slip to tie. Talked with Dr. Hust. Won't be going to him till July 14 again.
20 Jun Fri. Jessie, Adelia & I went to Oneonta this a.m. I got a pair of shoes ($12.95) which prove to be a little narrow, the right one. Carrie called this even. I expect to go over there in p.m to morrow.
21 Jun Sat. Jessie took me over to Cope's this p.m. Emily, Dorothy & children are there. Walter & D are picking strawberries. Carrie has a cold.
22 Jun Sun. We all went to church but Carrie, who has cold and didn't feel able. Dorothy went home this p.m. Emily brought me home late p.m. Walter & the children came too and we went up to the lake for a call. Cool this evening.
23 Jun Mon. We didn't wash as the machine is out of order. Cool. Went down to Adelia Harris then to Commencement at School.
24 Jun Tue. Warm this p.m. & evening. I went up to the lake with Jessie after supper. Worked on curtain rings. Rode back home with Marvin & Katherine. A & J stayed. Very warm evening.
25 Jun Wed. HOT & Humid. this even we went to the Missionary picnic at the Robertson's. Very warm evening.
26 Jun Thu. Very warm. John Halbert's funeral was held at Joyce funeral home. I went with Walter & Carrie, then went down to May Clifford's to call. Jessie stopped for me on her way home from lake.
27 Jun Fri. Warm, but not hot and a good breeze. Jessie came down this a.m. And I stayed up for dinner. Carrie back between 3 and 4. Washed Windows mostly. Cooler to-nite.
28 Jun Sat. The McLaughlins held their reunion today at Buckhorn lake. Jessie came down at about 10:30 and I went up and joined the group. There were about 70 there. I had met quite a few. It was cool & comfortable. We had an excellent dinner ending with watermelon & ice cream. Rode back with Chas folks at 7:00 or so. Later A & J came down with more dishes (I had washed some). We picked peas & got ready for freezing, and did the last of the dishes. Re'd a letter from Helen.
29 Jun Sun. Went to church & S.S. Rested, read & wrote to H in p.m. Went down to Huffman's in evening. Rainy in a.m.
30 Jun Mon. We did not do a regular washing, as the machine was out of order. The service man came in p.m. J & I both had hand washing. Got greens & peas ready do to freeze. Rec'd' letter from Alicia

1 Jul Tue. Washed. Serviceman came yesterday. A perfect June day. Rec'd invitation to Walter Collins wedding.
2 Jul Wed. Ironed this morning. Baked cookies. Norma says she tried out for driver's license and helped she passed yesterday.
3 Jul Thu. Had a busy day, as Teed's were up to the lake. I baked, etc. I went over to the Collins too-nite. Geo stopped for me at about 7:00. Warm to nite.
4 Jul Fri. Sultry & partly cloudy. We had a busy day picking peas, ironing, sewing etc. Rita has tonsillitis, but is much better to-day. They bro't me home to nite after going to Sidney to get Rita's mail. Warm this even. No signs of rain, tho we need it very much. We wanted to go up to B. Lake to see fire works but did not get to it.
5 Jul. Sat. Perfect day. We all went to Robt & Jane's wedding at Pres church which was filled. A very pretty wedding. Reception in social rooms. Jessie helped in kitchen, and Norma poured punch. She go her driver's license to-day so went alone.
6 Jul Sun. Went to church & S.S. Teed's went up to lake to picnic dinner with the Harrises. Norma & Geo stopped for me and we attended Walter & Beverly's wedding at Otego Baptist church. Church filled and very pretty. We then went to the reception at Beverly's parents. A variety of lovely gifts. I gave them $4.00. It was 6:00 when N & Geo left after bringing me hoe.
7 Jul Mon. Warm & sultry. J took me up to Mrs. Geiselmann's this p.m. I walked back. She is getting on well.
8 Jul Tue. Threatening rain all day. Began light rain in evening and rained gently all nite
9 Jul Wed. Rained all day by spells. A good soaking rain which we needed badly. The Bentals & their little negro fresh air girls, 6 & 8, came down to Bible School and Mrs. B & girls met Jessie and she took them up to the lake. At noon Mrs. Ives daughter & grandson came also Mrs. B and A to a picnic dinner inside. Is still raining this evening. Carrie called while we were away and left raspberries.


10 Jul Thu. Clearing & cooler. We hear there was 4 in. Rain in this area. J & A went to Cooperstown late in p.m. To a rug exhibit. Walter & Beverly started for Texas this a.m.
11 Jul Fri. Mostly sunny. Comfortable temp. Chas & Lois stopped to breakfast on their way to Delhi.
12 Jul Sat. Quite warm. Carrie, Walter & Frances Cope came over this evening and joined a picnic party of the Teed's at the lake. Mulls, Broadwells from Oneonta & Laurens. Also Mr.. & Mrs. Cole were there & Marvin & Catherine. The weather was perfect and we had a pleasant time. Cope's stopped for me and I rode back with them.
13 Jul Sun. We went up to the lake from church. had dinner there and stayed all p.m. A came down & bro't me home.
14 Jul Mon. Very warm. Over 90 degrees in places. I went to see the doctors this evening. Do not have to go again for a month.
15 Jul Tue. Not quite as warm but very humid. Thunder showers in p.m. Rained hard for a few minutes. Jessie went over to Rolfe's and made other calls. I rode along and called at Oraline's while she was gone. Ethel Rolfe called here on her way to Lill Millard's where she will stay over nite as Lill isn't right in her mind at times.
16 Jul Wed. Not quite as warm & humid. More breeze. J came down during a.m. And I went up with her. We had dinner then used cleaner, then came down to stay. They went up to stay over nite as they do mostly. Effie Medbury called this even. Lill is still worse, and they may take her to Bing soon. (the hospital for mental illnesses was in Bing. AP).
17 Jul Thu. Not quite as warm. Walter called this a.m. Not much of any news of Lill. Think the Health Officer may be there soon and she will be taken to Bing.
18 Jul Fri. Not as warm as two days ago. Humid. the F.C class met for the annual picnic at Mrs. Chambers' cottage at the Lake. Jessie took Adelia, Hazel J. LeRoy & I. We had a very good time. Quite a good attendance. Rob't Harris & Jane came while we were up there from their honeymoon trip. Carrie called to say that a nurse & two men came up this noon and took Lill to Bing. Hospital as she is very bad and has been for several days.
19 Jul Sat. Teed's are up at the lake over nite and are staying there for dinner. Chas folks are up. I kept busy, cleaning front room, baking rolls & cookies. Helen came for me about 4:30 to stay a few days. Quite warm.
20 Jul. Sun. Warm & humid. Cloudy & some breeze. I went to church & S.S.
21 Jul Mon. Rainy. We washed. I did some back ironing and part of to-days, as clothes dried some. Mended.
22 Jul.Tue. Helen went to Oneonta to have car fixed. Hot. Mended at nite.
23 Jul Wed. Helen took a load of women to Unadilla Forks to a Rebecca meeting. Came home with a sick headache. Hot & humid. Rained-thunder showers in even. Wind in places. Mended in even.
24 Jul Thu. Helen & children took me down to Norma's this evening. H head ached, but she got medicine at doctors and felt better when she left Norma's.
25 Jul Fri. Norma went huckleberrying yesterday. I looked berries over this a.m. Helped clean the house. Mended.
225 Jul Sat. Norma is helping get ready for a "shower" at Santicas across the way. Mrs. S. Asked me and I went. N got a gift for me to take. This evening (time pleasant).
27 Jul Sun. We went to U Baptist hunch then on up to Otego to S. Tracks to a picnic dinner. It was pleasant under the trees and had a nice dinner. Cooled off in p.m some. Norma & Geo left me at. home on way back about 7 p.m.
28 Jul Mon. Cloudy & humid. We washed & clothes dried very good. Not as hot as has been. I ironed lasst week's clothes etc.
29 Jul Tue. Cloudy & cooler. Much cooler at nite.
30 Jul Wed. Jessie & I went huckleberrying this p.m. We got 29 qt. Pauline went with us.
31 Jul Thu. Cooler. The Walker family came for an over nite stay about 6 o'clock. We all had supper picnic or rather ate out of doors. In even. over 20 came in to meet the Walkers. Pleasant time.

1 Aug Fri. Cool a.m. And all day. Cool air. Walkers left about 10:15 for "Bad Axe," Mich. where Mr. W will exchange pulpits with the Presbyterian pastor there.
2 Aug Sat. Rainy & cool this a.m. We had our church picnic in the social rooms this evening. 46 there. We had a pleasant evening.
3 Aug Sun. Went to church & S.S. Rev Reed preached.
4 Aug Mon --
5 Aug Tue. Warm & humid. Some rain. J & I went down town this p.m. To do errands etc. I called at Anna Eells while J was at the Vintons. I went up to Strobecks and weeded cukes & squash after supper.
6 Aug Wed. Cooler. Cloudy. I did some window washing in the rug room in a.m. Went up and weeded again to-nite.
7 Aug Thu. Partly cloudy. Comfortable temp. I baked and am getting things ready for Mary & I to spend a short time in the cottage at the lake.
8 Aug Fri. Helen, Mary, Ruth came down about noon. We stopped at the store for groceries, then went to the lake. They all went down to the doctors but did not see him as he was busy. So H came back and they saw the doctor in the evening. He thinks Ruth has had a mild case of polio. In p.m. Mary & Ruth went swimming. I rode over in the boat with them. The girls took boat rides.
9 Aug Sat. Mary is busy putting hot packs on Ruth's leg. She goes out in the boat with Mary. Philip came down on his bicycle just as we were sitting down to dinner on the porch. He has been out in the boat several times. Mary made waffles for supper.
10 Aug Sun. It began raining at about 3 a.m and rained hard by spells for 5 hr or more, then occasionally till noon. Helen & family came down and brought their supper between 4 & 5 o'clock. We ate outside. Norma & Geo came up for a short time. They all went home before it was very dark. Amasa came up for me.
11 Aug Mon. We washed. Helen, Mary, Larry, Mrs Daniels & boys came down. H took Rich to doctor and Mary brought the others here to call. Helen called from the lake as they drove up there a while. Had left Ruth's medicine there. Comfortable even. Norma, Freddie & Rita came over for a short time this evening. Bro't apples & cukes.
12 Aug Tue. Carrie & Walter came over for me to nite. Expect to stay till Sun.
13 Aug Wed. This p.m. We went to Morris. Called on Lizzie Benedict. Maude Shaw, Ruth Backus and Orrin Belden.
14 Aug Thu. Walter went up for Lee & Nina Sargent to spend the day. In the p.m. We went to Norma's for a call, then up to B lake for a picnic supper. It was a little cool but we enjoyed it.
15 Aug Fri. In p.m. We called at Ruth Brown's. Mrs. Stoddard's and the Filer's.
16 Aug Sat. Carrie took things for the food sale up to the church in p.m. We called at Pamelia Woodlands, the Lillie's and Bertha Toby's.
17 Aug Sun. We went to church at 11:00 . It was the 155th Anniversary of the founding of the church (G-ville.AP). We had dinner outside the church, a good number there and fine dinner.
18 Aug Mon. I went down to Dr. Hust this p.m. In evening I called at Mrs. Melick's while Jessie went to Alice Rider's.
19 Aug Tue. I went down to the Huffman's for a call this evening. A & J went to Walton Fair in p.m. & evening.
20 Aug Wed. Walter, Carrie, Dorothy & boys also Margaret Moore came over for a picnic supper up at the lake with us. Pleasant day & evening.
21 Aug Thu. Ruth's b-day. Sent card to her Tues. We went to Oneonta to see the "Story of Will Rogers." It was very good. Will Roger's part by son. W.R. Jr, his wife by Jane Wyman.
22 Aug Fri. Cool. Mostly cloudy.
23 Aug Sat. Cool. Mr & Mrs. Lyon and Mrs Ives were up to the lake for dinner. Chas & family came up also. We ate inside as it was cool. Chas folks stayed till evening. Katherine is staying with us till Tues. We hear there was frost in places in Unadilla.
24 Aug Sun. Cool. We all went to S.S & church. Left, as the last hymn was being sung, and went to Guilford M.E. Church for Old Home Day. Had plenty of time to visit quite a lot before dinner. After the business meeting a former pastor Rev. Boston showed pictures of his trip to San Francisco last Spring where he attended the General Assembly of the M.E. Church. had a pleasant time & saw many I used to know.
25 Aug Mon. Cool a.m but not as cool thru the day. A pleasant day. Jessie & Catherine went up this morning to the Morris Fair and stayed till night.
26 Aug Tue. A lovely day. J & C went up to Fair this a.m. Stayed till noon. Lois was up and took the girls up to the lake to swim.
27 Aug Wed. Yesterday Norma was taken sick and should stay in bed to-day. Jessie took me over there about 11:00 o'clock. I washed a lot of cucumbers, picked peas, got supper, etc. Pleasant day.
28 Aug Thu. I picked 1/2 pail of cukes. Did most of the ironing. N feels some better. We mended this evening. Clara Hoyt & sister came & picked a lot of cukes.
29 Aug Fri. We started to pick sweet corn at 9 a.m. Canned 14 qt. Fred & I picked peas. N feels much better. She bro't me home to-nite. Lovely evening.
30 Aug Sat. Jessie went up early in p.m to get things on H.B. Exhibit at Morris Fair. I went up in p.m. To help Jean Eldridge can peaches. Strobecks & Murial started for Ala early this a.m. To take Muriel. She & Dale Chamberlain plan to be married Sept 7. Walter & Carrie, Wilfred & Mildred had their picnic supper at the lake. Called here later.
31 Aug Sun. Cool & cloudy. We went to church & S.S.

1 Sep Mon. A rainy day. We canned tomatoes & fixed corn for freezing. Cool this p.m. I worked on slips for Joan. I'm making longer.
2 Sep Tue. We washed then went over to Norma's and got sweet corn to freeze. Finished about 3 o'clock. Rained at nite.
3 Sep Wed. Rained hard during the nite. Clearing to day. Cooler at nite.
4 Sep Thu. My mother's b day. I went up to Strobecks in p.m. And helped a little as Jean, Corkey's wife fell down cellar stairs & hurt her hand & arm. Lovely day.
5 Sep Fri. Pleasant day. We had a busy day canning, pickling, ironing, etc. In p.m. I went up to Strobecks and took some things we ironed. I went to F.C. Meeting in church parlor this even. Marvin & Catherine brought me home.
6 Sep Sat. Chas & family were up to dinner. J went to Oneonta in a.m.
7 Sep Sun. We went to church & S.S. The Teed's went up to the lake after dinner. Norma brought Mr & Mrs. Schlueter over and I went with them up to the lake. Alicia & her friend Bob S came up later. Some of them had boat rides. Jessie had coffee & cookies for them. Carrie & Walter came over and we all went to the church in the even to see the Snodgrass' pictures they have taken on their travels in U.S. & Cuba.
8 Sep Mon. Jessie & I went up to Strobecks & helped clean eggs in a.m. In p.m. I went up & folded clothes after getting them in.
9 Sep Tues. I have some cold. Am taking one histamine.
10 Sept Wed. Helen came down for me about 6 o'clock. Expect to spend a few days up there. She stopped for groceries in U and got a bu of peaches.
11 SepThur. Helen took Joan to Norwich to have Joan's eyes fitted this a.m. I went and stayed at Pearl Grannis. In p.m we canned 20 qt peaches, a few pears, & tomatoes. Mrs Daniels came in and helped some about peaches. Warm.
12 Sep Fri. We washed. I got tomatoes ready to can. Very warm. Mary came on 6 o'clock bus. We made peach & apple jelly in even. H worked at pickles. N sent a lot of cucumbers up by George.
13 Sep Sat. Warm again. I ironed & mended mostly.
14 Sep Sun. Went to church & S..S. Warm. Thunder shower in late p.m.
15 Sep Mon. We washed but it was rainy so could not dry. Mended.
16 Sep Tue. I made pumpkin pies etc. Helen bro't me home between 12 & 1. Then Jessie took me over to Carrie's as Effie Medbury was there for the day. Carrie & Walter took Effie home then on to the Teed's with me.
17 Sep Wed. I ironed. Got dinner. This p.m. Jessie had the Earnest Worker's class up to the lake for their regular Sept meeting. Mrs. Naylor & Mrs Dyer were up from Bainbridge. Jessie took them home.
18 Sep Thu. I went down to the doctors in p.m. Then to H.B. Meeting as Jessie was there. We went for elderberries after we got home.
19 Sep Fri. Rainy by spells this a.m the Teed's had the Wallins, Brundages & Harrises including Rob't & Jane up to the cottage for supper. Mr. Baker, also Rob't showed pictures. Baker of So. Am. Rob't, Cape Cod & vicinity.
20 Sep Sat. Moderate. J & I cleaned the church this a.m. Then went up to the cottage & washed dishes etc. from last evening. Baked etc. this p.m. Ethel Rolfe & Mrs. Blinus called & went up to lake. Talked with Norma, Freddie came home from hospital yesterday. Will need to be careful for some time and not in school for 3 or 4 wk.
21 Sep Sun. We all went to church & S.S. This p.m. Pearl Grannis daughter & son in law came up to lake. It was a rainy p.m. But we had a fire up there and had a nice time. Saw the Muscovy duck & 8 little ones.
22 Sep Mon. Cloudy, partly. We washed & got the clothes dry.
23 Sep Tue. Ironed etc. The Moore's & Litha M were up at the cottage for supper to nite. I went up about five o'clock when Amasa went up. We had a pleasant time.
24 Sep Wed. I went down to bank & drug store to do errands early in p.m. Then J took me up to Mrs.s Geiselmann's for a call. Pleasant.
25 Sep Thu. Cool air, but bright.
26 Sep Fri. Jessie took me over to Cope's early in p.m. They had guests for supper. Mr. & Mrs. Ralph Daniels.
27 Sep Sat. Carrie expected Jennie Phelps to-day but she phoned this am that she had fallen and hurt her knee, so couldn't come. Wanted us to come up there in p.m which we did. Also called on Elizabeth Millard near New Berlin. At So. N. B. Carrie called at Chas Bushnell's & I saw Mrs. Butler for a short time. Cool to-nite.
28 Sept Sun. We all went to church & S.S. After dinner we went up to G cemetery, then on to Morris cemeteries where Walter's relative are buried. Then went down to Morris Manor and up the Dimmock Hollow Rd. Came down between N. Berlin & So N.B. The trees were lovely, some of them having turned and lovely ride and view, etc. Came home by the Reynolds place where Helen was born. In the even we went to Unadilla to the meeting celebrating the appearance of the new Revised Standard Version of the Bible which will be first used this week.
29 Sept Mon, 30 Sept --

1 Oct Wed. Jessie took me up to Helen's between 3 & 4 to stay till Sat. It is a lovely day. Found H not feeling very well as she has had a cold.
2 Oct.Thur. It rained but most of the clothes dried. I did some ironing.
3 Oct Fri. Cooler. I ironed, canned tomatoes, mended, etc. In even. We went to the Delsego theatre to see "Thunderhead," which was good. H. Came home with headache.
4 Oct Sat. H had bad headache this a.m. Felt better this p.m. Some warmer. Helen & children brought me home this evening.
5 Oct Sun Cloudy & some rain. We went to church & S.S. Rally Day in SS. Communion. Mr. Bental was here.
6 Oct Mon. Cloudy & cool. We washed. Canned, etc.
7 Oct Tue. J went to Oneonta to Presbyterial. I expected to go but decided not to. It was very rainy in a.m but cleared off and was cooler. I ironed, baked, etc.
8 Oct Wed. J took me over to Norma's this a.m. The Roshirts, Winnie Leggett, Myrtle, Nancy V, Helen & Larry met there for a picnic dinner. It was cool but bright so we ate inside. Had a nice dinner and all seemed to enjoy it. The Roshirts came around this way and bro't me home. They stopped a short time. J. Wasn't here.
9 Oct Thu. Cool. Frosty mornings now. Norma & Freddy called briefly this p.m.
10 Oct Fri. We all went down to the Com. House to see colored slides shown by the Atkinson's son of the W States. Mostly of Calif. They were very good.
11 Oct Sat. Chas & family were up to day. Stayed till evening
12 Oct Sun. We went to church & SS. Mr. Bental preached. I went with Norma, Fred & Geo up to Portlandville to see his father & mother. It was cool but pleasant. Foliage lovely yet.
13 Oct Mon. A lovely mild day. J went up to the lake this a.m. And stayed till even. She had May Clifford & sister up to supper and Amasa came down for me too. We got home about 9:30.
Lovely day.
15 Oct Wed. Another mild bright day. I went down to Huffman's for a call. Lois & Carol came in for dinner on way to Delhi
16 Oct Thu. Cooler, but bright. The men came up and changed stoves today. I went up to Strobecks and helped clean eggs as they are not feeling well.
17 Oct Fri. Norma stopped in a few min late in p.m. We all went down to the M.E. church to a turkey supper. Helen called soon after we got home on her way to Wm Daniels. Cool to-day.
19 Oct sun. We all went to church & S.S. Teed's went to Oneonta to Dicksons to dinner. I rode down with A & J and called at Mrs. Melicks this evening.
20 Oct Mon. Some snow on ground this a.m. And snow squalls during day. We washed. I went down to Dr. Hust this p.m.
21 oct Tue. 18 degrees during night. Cold & bright all day.
22 Oct Wed. We went to a Miss meeting at Mrs McWhinneys this even. A good number were there and we had an interesting evening. Not as cold. Pleasant.
23 Oct Thu. Not quite as cold. Am finishing two n. Gowns I've been making for Helen.
24 Oct Fri. Carrie came over for me this p.m to stay till Sun. Mr. Thrush was here for supper & evening.
25 Oct Sat. Carrie & I went to Morris to meet Jennie Phelps on bus. Florence Sweeney called this p.m.
26 Oct Sun. We all went to church. Jennie & I went down to Rosa Toby's during S.S. Carrie & Walter took Jennie home. We called on Elizabeth Millard. Later C & W bro't me home. Not as cold this evening
27 Oct Mon. We washed and got some ironing done. Helen came after me this evening after going to doctor as Larry is not very well.
28 Oct Tue. Cold. smoky on acc't of forest fires in several states. Helen went to Rebeccah meeting as she is serving. Installation, etc.
29 Oct Wed. We are busy ironing, baking, a little cleaning, etc.
L30 Oct Thu. Helen & I went over to Paul Tillsons for a call in p.m.
31 Oct Fri. Helen & children all but Ruth went to Oneonta to see the Halloween parade.

1 Nov Sat Still very smoky. We baked etc.
2 Nov Sun. Il went to church & S.S. Helen & R & his folks went to call on Mrs. Croswell's at Westerlo. Norma, Geo, Rita & Freddie called a short time in evening. Mild & pleasant.
3 Nov Mon. It rained a little during night. Not as smoky. Helen brought me home late this p.m.
4 Nov Tue. Election Day. We went down early in p.m. & voted. We all sat up late to hear election returns. Eisenhower got over 400 electoral votes. Only 266 were needed for election. He carried 39 states.
5 Nov Wed, 6 Nov--
7 Nov Fri. Cool, windy. Some rain and snow.
8 Nov Sat. Snow flurries during a.m. J & I went down and cleaned the church this p.m. Mrs. Robertson worked also. Chas T. & Katherine were up to-day. She stayed.
9 Nov Sun. Cold. Some snow. We went to church & S.S.
10 Nov Mon. Cold. Some rain & snow. We washed. Attended a meeting at church.Dessert. A film "More for Peace". Then business meeting.
11 Nov Tue. Still cold--mostly cloudy.
17 Nov Wed. Cold. Jessie took us to Sidney to see about Social Security. Had to wait a long time so she came back as they attend Mr. Ive's funeral in p.m. I rode up with Mr. & Mrs. Helm as Mr. Harris came that way.
14 Nov Fri. Jessie took me down to call on Mrs. Hartley this p.m. Mild bright day.
15 Nov Sat. --
16 Nov Sun.. We all went to church & S.S. In evening went over to G-ville Pres church to hear Miss Florence Root talk and show pictures of her miss. Work in Korea. Milder.
17 Nov Mon. Mild & cloudy a little rain during nite.
18 Nov Tue. Mild. Cloudy. Looks like rain. I went up to Atwoods to take some things. Called at Strobecks.
19 Nov Wed. Geo called for me and I went home with him for a couple of days. N is doing some painting, etc.
20 Nov Thu. Rainy not heavy. N made a b'day cake for Mrs. McLane where Bobby works and we all went up there (Alton Clarks) this evening and saw T.V. And had cake & coffee.
21 Nov Fri. N & Rita bro't me home this evening. Rained some to-day. Cloudy.
22 Nov Sat. Rained some to-day. Cloudy. Jessie & I cleaned the church this p.m. Also did some errands at drug store and 5 & dime. Mild. Rainy to-night.
23 Nov Sun. We all went to church and S.S. The Miss society met in the evening at the church. A Mrs. Lang talked about missionary work in Mexico. After that and a program we had sandwiches & coffee downstairs. Cloudy.
24 Nov Mon. Cloudy but no rain. Cool. Jessie & Adelia went to Oneonta this p.m.
25 Nov Tues. Amasa took me over to Cope's this evening.
26 Nov Wed. We went to Pamelia Woodland's funeral this p.m at the Presby church. After we came home Carrie & I made stuffing and stuffed at 20 lb turkey to use tomorrow. Wilfred & Mildred came in about 11 o'clock from Rochester to be here to-morrow. We went up to Union service in Bapt church this even.
27 Nov Thur. Dorothy & boys came about noon. We had dinner a little before 2 & boys went back to-night. They all came along bringing me home to-nite. Fine day.
28 Nov Fri. Colder. A few snow flurries. Caroline came home from Bing with A & J as they spent T Day with Charles family.
29 Nov Sat. --
30 Nov Sun. We all went to church & S.s. Cold.

1 Dec Mon. Above 2 degrees this a.m. We washed. J & I also Mrs. Clark went to Oneonta early this p.m. I went to Dr. La Barr then did Christmas shopping.
2 Dec Tue--
3 Dec Wed. It snowed during the nite. 3 in or so. Heavy snow in parts of state.
4 Dec Thu. Bright & a little milder.
5 Dec Fri. Rained hard most of the p.m. Much needed. F.C. Met at Margaret Davidson's this evening for our Christmas party. There were 19 there.Had a nice time. Exchanged gifts, etc.
6 Dec Sat. --
7 Dec Sun. We all went to church & S.S. Dr. Arnold preached. Not cold till evening.
8 Dec Mon. Helen came down for me to stay there a few days.
9 Dec Tue. Helen,R's folks Larry & I went to Oneonta. H took the car to be serviced. We all did shopping.
10 Dec Wed. I think it rained. We had a big lot of it during last nite or about now. I ironed some to-day. Baked pies.
11 Dec Thu. Finished a big ironing.
12 Dec Fri. We washed. Helen not feeling very good but she papered the archway.
13 Dec Sat. We made cookies & got them off to Betty. Had a busy day as expect N family to dinner to-morrow.
14 Dec Sun. I went to church. N & folks came and I rode back home with them.
15 Dec Mon. Early this p.m we all also Adelia went to Bing. Went to Social Service rooms. Car didn't start, so we were delayed. Went down to Chas for a while. Got home about 10:30.
16 Dec Tue. J went to Bing early this p.m. I worked at Christmas cards most of my spare time.
17 Dec Wed. Ironed etc. I have some cold & hoarseness. Went up to Strobeck's to see Arthur Godfrey's ice skating show. It was fine. Wrote cards.
18 Dec Thur. This p.m. Jessie & I went down to the church and packing clothing to go to Korea. Mrs. Gardner was there and helped. On the way home we stopped at Adelie's. Made a batch of fondant to-night. Wrote Christmas cards.
19 Dec Fri. Worked at candy making and wrote cards.
20 Dec Sat. Helen & Stevie came in a while this p.m. After seeing the doctor as Stevie isn't feeling well. Quite cold. Finished candy to-nite.
21 Dec Sun. We had a special Christmas service. A pageant we called it instead of regular church & S.S. Children took part. Mrs. Melick gave, "what became of the other wiseman" by Harry VanDyke which was so very good. Wrapped packages all evening. Snowed some during night. Rained today.
22 Dec Mon. N & Geo 2d wedding anniversary. They took Moby back to Sampson Air Force Base yesterday. He came Sat for 24 Hour leave. Sent Fed. Sec. papers. Birth certificate, etc.
23 Dec Tue. Our Christmas party was held in church parlor to nite. Supper. Film strip. Christmas tree & gifts for children. About 70 there.
24 Dec Wed (Took Christmas things to Atwoods). Jessie took me up to Helen's about 4 o'clock. Mary came on 6 o'clock bus. They unloaded their tree just before supper. I did a little ironing in evening
25 Dec Thu. We all went over to Rich's folks to Christmas dinner. 37 there including babies (2). Had a very nice dinner. Turkey & all. Good weather. Roads clear. some of the folks came over to watch T.V.. Mary's friend came during p.m. Don Carpenter. I ironed in morning. Watched T.V some. Alicia called a minute after I'd gone to bed.
26 Dec Fri. I finished the ironing. Mary & Don left at 11:00. When H took R over Betty, Phil & Larry & I went along. I stopped at Teed's. They went on to Norma's and stayed till evening & to supper. I'm trying to help here to-nite as Teed's have their Christmas party to-morrow.
27 Dec Sat. Busy a.m. Norma came over for me to spend the day there about 11:45. It is icy and growing colder.. Alicia & Bob are there. I stayed till 8:00 or so when Amasa came over for me.
28 Dec Sun. We went to church & S.S. Dr. Arnold preached. -1 degrees this a..m. Small congregation. Mrs. Melick was called to NJ on acc't of the death of her cousin. Miss Eall's taught both classes.
29 Dec Mon. Not quite as cold. We washed. But dried mostly in house. J does not feel very good as she has a cold & cough. Ch---? Bushnell's funeral today.
30 Dec Tue--
31 Dec Wed. Chas T and family stopped in a few min on their way to Rhinebeck rather early this a.m. Not quite as cold.

END OF 1952 DIARY

1954 COPY of DIARY of NELLIE CONVERSE, Age 76, 77

1 Jan Fri to May 9 Sun --
10 May Mon. Rained more or less all day. I received this diary and a lovely scarf from Mrs. Sission enclosed in a p'kg to Mrs. S
11 May Tue. Cool & cloudy. I went down to 5 & Dime Store and to the bank. Called at Mrs. Halsey's. Norma & I went to Helen's this even, then on over to Mr. Filer's to complete the sale of the farm by contract.
12 May Wed. Cool, cloudy. aa very little rain. Re'd a corsage from H in the mail. Mother's Day Gift.
13 May Thur. Slip & dress from Wards.There was a party in honor of Mrs. Hanford who is leaving soon for Cooperstown Home. I went with Mrs. Rider. The evening was fine and quite a nice number were there. Had a program and refreshments. They gave Mrs H a purse of money, $20.00 or more. She bo't a small radio.
14 May Fri. Much warmer to-day and fair.
15 May Sat. Warm & bright. I went down town to do errands this a.m. & stopped to Victory as there was a bake sale on. Sent for silver for Rita.
16 May Sun. A perfect day. Went to church & S.S. Also to an evening meeting (Union) in our church. A Mr. Palmer from Masonville spoke on Rural Life.
17 May Mon. Hust. (Noting Dr. Hust's name on certain days this year. Appointments?AP) Mostly bright. Windy & colder. I went over to Harris' to take letter to be mailed. N called to tell me about plans for Rita's wedding next mo.
18 May Tue. Fair.
19 May Wed. Rained during the nite and this a.m. But cleared about noon. Mrs. Hanford went to Cooperstown to-day. We suppose. I went over to Adelia's to take a letter.
20 May Thu. Pleasant Cool. Our Opportunity Circle of M Society met at Buckhorm Lake at Teed's at 7:00 to-nite. There were 14 of us. Sprinkled as we came home.
21 May Fri. Rain day. Jessie took Mrs Helen Gardner MacIntosh & I to Pres. Church at G-ville to a miss meeting especially to hear Miss Isabella Rossepeak & show pictures of India. She is on furlough here for a year.
22 May Sat. --
23 May Sun. Went to church & SS. Carrie & Walter called in the p.m. Made quite a call as they had an errand at Teeds and they weren't home the first part of the afternoon.
24 May Mon. Rather cool & Mostly bright. Fine drying day. Went over to Harris' to take mail.
25 May Tue. Partly cloudy, windy. I rode down to P.O with Marvin to get money order to Wards. Also mail p'kg to Mary's baby for b'day. later went to P.O again & to Kinch's.
26 May Wed. --
27 May Thu. Warmer and partly cloudy. We made a small start in the flower beds. I went over to Adelia's in p.m. To take mail. This a.m. We cleaned in the panty.
28 May Fri. 29. ''
30 May Sun. Went to church & S.S. A pleasant day. Donald Goodspeed family & Eunice Saunders called in p.m.
31 May Mon. A holiday and a lovely day. We cleaned the cabinet in front room. Went over to haris' to take mail.

1 Jun Tue. Jessie came for me and I went up and cleared out my clothes press and emptied bureau drawers as she expects a guest to occupy the room. Quite warm. Thundershowers at night.
2 Jun Wed. I went up to Teeds again and finished what didn't get done yesterday. Norma came in a while in a.m And helped me decide about some dresses which I got from Wards & didn't fit.
3 Jun Thu. Went to P. O to mail the p'kgs of dresses. Had a letter from Helen.
4 Jun Fri. F. Circle met at church social rooms. 16 were there. I went with Alice Rider. Went over to Adelia and went with her.
5 Jun Sat. Cool. Cloudy.
6 Jun Sun. Cool. Cloudy. Went to church & S.S. Took mail down to P.O late I p.m.
7 Jun. Mon --
8 Jun Tue. Mostly bright. I went down to do errands. Stopped at Adelia's on the waya back. Bo't dried neef to take up to Helen's.
9 Jun Wed. Mrs. S hasn't felt quite as well for a couple of days so I didn't go up to Helen's as planned. She stopped in a few min to nite on her way to the Chamber's sale.
10 Jun Thu. I went up to Otego on the 3:06 bus. Helen & I went to Oneonta. It rained a little on our way up but we got to a store without getting much wet and it didn't rain hard anymore. Between 8 & 9 o'clock H bro't me home. When we got here we found there had been a cloud burst and streets full of water. I stayed over nite at Mrs. Heifers.
11 Jun Fri. I got up to Mrs. Seaman's without trouble. I went up to Teeds with Marvin & Katherine to see how things were, and all the wall is washed out. Part of garden, etc. Mrs. Jones from Sidney came up and took us for a ride to see the damage done by hail and water. I cleared sand off the walks.
12 Jun Sat. I called at Vivian's and at Harris' this even then took mail down to P.O. Thunder storm during the nite.
13 Jun Sun. Children's Day. I rode to service with the Russels. In the early evening the Teeds stopped for us and we went to Sidney Centre to sWas a Sidney to a service, I think.
14 Jun Mon. We did not wash as had no hot water. Furnace isn't working either. Warm.
15 Jun Tue. Warm. I did some more cleaning on the walks. Went down to P.O and stopped at Mr. Pomeroy's with a letter for Mrs. Seaman.
16 Jun Wed. Cooler. Norma called briefly in p.m. She took Rita's wedding gifts and some mending I'd been doing. Also left more mending. I called at Cole's also took letters for Barbara to mail.
17 Jun Thu. --
18 Jun Fri. I went over to Harris' a while this evening. Helped Adelia make some pies. A lovely day.
19 Jun Sat. Quite warm. Norma came over this evening to get roses for Rita's wedding. Mrs. House came with her. She came up on the bus to be here for the wedding.
20 Jun Sun. Went to church & S.S. Rita's wedding day. Carrie & Walter came to the wedding and stopped for me. Everything went off nicely. Mary & family. Helen. Stevie & Larry came. The day was perfect. Rather warm but comfortable in the basement of church for reception.
21 Jun Mon. Quite warm. I washed, then went down to P.O. This evening took roses over to Adelia & Vivian and made calls on each. Threatened with thunder showers but only a few sprinkles.
22 Jun Tue. Still warmer. Threatened thunder showers and did rain a little in late p.m. Helen stopped on her way to Sidney and asked me to go along with her. I washed outing sheets, ironed a little, etc. Went over to Adelia's in p.m for a short call.
23 Jun Wed. Warm. Helen came down and stopped on her way to the. Horse sale. Exchanged p'kgs we had interchanged (I had). Our Missionary ass'n met to nite at church parlor a. Jessie stopped for me. A speaker, Mrs. Brodie who was a delegate to Purdue spoke interestingly. A small gathering.
24 Jun Thu. --
25 Jun Fri. Warm. I went down town to do errands this p.m. P. O. Kinch's & Victory.
26 Jun Sat. Very hot. Rained during nite.
27 Jun Sun. Rained during nite. Much cooler this a.m. Mostly cloudy. Windy. I went to church & S.S. Went over to Adelia's a while this p.m. Took mail.
28 Jun Mon. Cool. Cloudy. Mrs. Seaman's daughter came on evening train. I went down to Victory store & stopped at Harris's.
29 Jun Tue. Not as cool. Some sunshine. I went down to P.O. & Victory store. Stopped at Adelia's. She gave me some lovely roses. Alicia's 25th birthday. Norma came over for me this evening. We stopped at Rita's apartment. She showed us her wedding gifts.
30 Jun. Wed. Cool a.m. We mended, put in a few garden seeds, etc. Chas Teed & Catherine called with two kittens for Norma.

1 Jul Thu. Rainy a.m. Hot & humid later in day. I mended, picked a mess of milkweed & other greens. In evening went to U expecting to call at Dr. Hust's but he is away for a few days. Went on to Sidney with Geo to Dr. Stacey, then back to U. Home.
2 Jul. Fri. Friendly Circle met at Chambers cottage for our annual picnic. About 30 there including some husbands. Nice evening. I went with the Webb's. Mrs. S & Katherine were out so I stayed at Adelia's an hr or so.
3 Jul Sat. Rainy in a.m. But nice in p.m. Went
over to Harris' a while after supper. Katherine went home. Took morning train.
4 Jul Sun. Beautiful day. Went to church & S.S. In p.m. Wrote letters, rested, read to Mrs. S.
Monday 5 Jul, 6. --
7 Jul Wed. Cloudy. I went over to Harris' this evening.
8 Jul Thu. Cool. N took me down to Dr. Hust's this evening. We took a ride up to Wells Bridge & home the back road. Then got ice cream sandwiches which were the first I've eaten. And they were good.
9 Jul Fri. Cool. 44 degrees this a.m. I went down town to Kinch's and P.O. Stopped at Harris' Went in and ST wWith Pat Heimer a while this evening while the Heimers were away
10 Jul Sat. Cool. A little warmer at nite. I went over to the Harris' to-nite. Did a little work in the flower bed after supper.
11 Jul Sun. Cool. Went to church & S.S.
12 Jul Mon. Not as cool. I washed. Picked gooseberries & currants. Went over to Vivians and sat a while this even. Delia was there too. Mild evening.
13 Jul Tue. Warm- very. Made gooseberry jam and picked more currants.
14 Jul Wed. Warm. Thunder showers in evening. A good soaking rain. Made a recipe of jelly and washed in a.m. The rain did no damage here, but in many sections of the state there was wind, almost hurricane, and hail, power off, fires started, phones out--and much damage done. Heavy rain.
15 Jul. Thu. Cooler. Clearing.
16 Jul Fri. --
17 Jul Sat. Warmer. Comfortable. In p.m. Jessie, Chas Davis, who has been at the Teeds since Thur and I went over to Norma's for a call. I went up to the Teeds camp for supper. J bro't me home about 9 o'clock.
18 Jul Sun. I went to church & S.S. Warm. Comfortable. I went to P.O. Late in p.m. To mail letters. Stopped at Harris'.
19 Jul Mon. Did a big washing.
20 Jul Tue. Warm, a little cooler than yesterday. I ironed in a.m. Went down to mail a letter and get a new pen point. Stopped at Adelia's on my way back.
21 Jul Wed. A thunder shower in the nite. Not heavy. Clearing to-day. Comfortable temp. Jessie bro't has Davis down to call this a.m. He expects to go back home soon. I went down to mail letter. Called at Miss Halsey's.
22 Jul Thu. Comfortable day. Partly cloudy. This p.m I went down to Victory store to get bean & olives for our picnic up a t the B. Lake Sat.
23 Jul Fri. Comfortable day. Partly cloud. I went down to P.O to meal letters this evening. Stopped at Adelia's a few min.
24 Jul Sat. The Cope's had a picnic planned at Teed's cottage. Donald & family are out. All the other children were here and most of the grand children. 15 in all. Norma & Geo came. It was a little windy and thunder showers threatened but not much rain here. Most everyone ate outside. The young folks swam & some had boat rides. We all enjoyed it.
25 Jul Sun. Went to church & S.S. Partly cloudy, but quite comfortable. Took bulletin to Adelia. She showed pictures John sent also gave us some cake.
26 Jul Mon. Quite warm. I washed. We did some cleaning in the back room. I went to P.O in p.m.
27 Jul Tue. Warm. Mostly sunny.
28 Jul Wed. --
29 Jul Thu. Jessie took Betty Little, Pauline & I over to Arabia (up near Franklin, AP) to the Huckleberry patch. We started about 9:00 and stayed till 12:00. I got 5 qt. Took a few over to Adelia just before supper. It was quite comfortable over there. We had a thunder shower toward nite. Did not last long.
30 Jul Fri. Quite warm. Helen, Philip & the little boys came down to nite with the ponies to the Old Home Day event at the Com. House.
31 Jul Sat. Thunder showers late this p.m. Did not amount to much. Betty rode down with Rich as he took the ponies down to the Com House. She stayed an hour or so. In the evening I went down to see the parade of the firemen & bands of Unadilla & other towns. Stevie headed the parade on Sandy (their pony.AP). I sat on Miss Halsey porch.

1 Aug Sun. I went to church & S.S with the Riders. Cleared off. Is quite cool to nite. I went over to Adelia's this evening a while.
2 Aug Mon. --
3 Aug Tue. Betty came down this a.m. We went down and got some groceries this a.m. Jessie stopped for us and we went up to the lake for a picnic dinner & supper. Norma & the boys came up in evening. Betty had pictures (colored slides of her work in Ky) which Jessie showed with their projector. It rained most of the p.m. Good steady rain. We ate dinner 7 supper inside.
4. Aug Wed. Walter came over for me about 9 this a.m. We went to the OSG picnic aAt F. Swenningsons. The Thrushes called at Carrie's early in p.m. After the picnic Carrie took Bertha Toby home and we went wWith Mrs. S up to Guy Beardsley to see Blanche Parsons old piano which he is storing. A pleasant day.
5 Aug Thu. I went down to P>O to mail letters this a.m. Stopped at Mrs. Pomeroy's on waya back. Mrs. S. Has word that her folks are coming Sat. Night.
6 Aug Fri. Busy cleaning etc all day. I went down to mail letters and stopped at Mr. Pomeroy's. He bro't me home. Pleasant.
7 Aug Sat. Mrs. Seaman's daughter, Edward & Jeanne came this even at about 9 p.m.
8 Aug sun. Went to church & S.S>. Went down to P.O and called at Miss Halsey's.
9 Aug Mon. Carrie's birthday. Norma came and took me down to the doctor's office this evening. Comfortable weather.
10 Aug. Tue. Jessie came for me about 9 o'clock and we went up on Martin Brook. We ironed. I made a pie, then strolled around. Called at Atwoods, DC. At nearly noon went up to Buckhorn, had picnic dinner. In p.m latter part it rained very hard. Had supper. Then J bro't me down to Mrs.s S. The Cope's called for me about 6:30. They met France's Cope at Sidney.
11 Aug Wed. Cloudy and some showers. In p.m we went to Morris. Carrie & I called on Maude Shaw. Then Lizzie Benedict. I went to Mrs. Naylors for a call. It rained hard on way up to Morris also all the way down.
12 Aug Thu. Dr. Hust. Some weather. We took our lunch. Started at 11:00. Went to Schuylers' Lake. Called at the Graig's. Ate our lunch there, then went on to the monastery at Jordanville. Cold a little rainy & windy. Walter brought me home in evening.
13 Aug Fri. Cool, but no rain to day. Mostly cloudy. The biggest event was that I made an apple pie, the first pie I've baked since I've been here. Went over to Vivian's & Adelia's for short call in p.m.
14 Aug Sat. -
15 Aug Sun. I went to church & S.S. Rev Eaton from Bainbridge preach. Carrie & France's Cope came over in p.m. And we went up to Buckhorn Lake. J & A weren't there but we enjoyed sitting outside. It was comfortable. I went to P.O. To mail letters. Mrs. Sisson & Jean left to-day for Suffield. Edward took them & will be gone a few days.
16 Aug Mon. Warm & partly sunny. I went down to 5 & Dime to get (especially) a wedding gift for Gail Kilsby. Rode down with Nora Cone and Amasa bro't me home. Quite warm to-nite.
17 Aug. Tue. Much cooler to day. Windy. Mostly sunny.
18 Aug. Wed. Cool morning. Warmer in p.m. I went with Carrie & Walter to Gail Kilsby's wedding in Sidney M.E. Church this p.m. Robert & Jane have a baby girl born to day.
19 Aug Thu. --
20 Aug Fri. Dr. Hust. I went down town to get things for Norma and my lunch as we expect to go up to Helen's at Richfield Sps to-morrow. Mary, Philip & Ann called here in evening.
21 Aug Sat. Ruthie's b day. No a & I went up to Richfield Sps. To visit Helen & family. Started at 12:30. Took lunch and ate on the way up. It was a very pleasant p.m. And we had a nice time and saw how they are located. Had supper with them. Got back around nine o'clock
22 Aug Sun. The Old Home Day M.E. Church to-day. I went with A & J. It was a very pleasant day and we had a large gathering and enjoyable time. Saw many that I do not often see.
23 Aug Mon. Warm & sunny.
24 Aug Tue. Still warmer. Helen stopped on her way to Deposit to see about taking the ponies to the tri co tournament (fire men's).
25 Aug Wed. Cloudy. A little rainy but didn't amount to much.
26 Aug Thu. Cooler. Partly cleared this p.m. I went over to Adelia's this p.m a while. She isn't feeling at all good.
27 Aug Fri. Cool. Mrs. Lewis and her son called in p.m.
28 Aug Sat. I went over to Adelia's. Got 2 A Violet's for Mrs. S's birthday.
29 Aug Sun. Some light showers . Mrs. Seaman's son left for Philadelphia this p.m. There were no services in our church and I did not go anywhere. Mrs. Seaman's birthday.
30 Aug Mon. Hust. Cloudy. Not a very good wash day so I didn't do it. Mr. Davy came and started a job plastering painting, & appearing in the bathroom. I went down to the P.O and Kinch's store. N called in evening, and left squashes.
31 Aug Tue. Rainy in a.m. Cleaned in Pam.

1 Sep Wed. I got the clothes out this p.m. They dried nicely.
2 Sep Thu. Warm. I washed again to-day. A lovely, bright day. Went over to Adelia's and helped her get her clothes in. Mr. D finished his work here this a.m.
3 Sep Fri. Warm. Threatened rain, but didn't any here. I went over to Adelia's to take mail in evening. Mrs. Jones called and left flowers for Mrs. S b-day.
4 Sep Sat. Not so warm. A lovely day. The Paul Hovey's were invited to spend the p.m. & to supper at the Teeds cottage. Jessie asked me to come too. The Hovey's stopped for me. It was warm & pleasant. But we did eat supper inside. Catherine Teed & Delores Gardner were there too. We had a pleasant time. I rode home with the Hovey's.
5 Sep Sun. Rather cool in a.m. But warm & bright in p.m. I went to church & S.S. Carrie & Walter came over and I went with them to Sidney Center. We called at Lula's but didn't find her there. Then to a Cortez family, C & W knew, a nice call there. Stopped at Norma's for quite a call. She gave us garden things. Also Carrie bro't apples, tomatoes, peppers & cukes.
6 Sep Mon. Labor Day. Fine wash day. Went over to Adelia in p.m. Took squash over to Coles this a.m.
7 Sep Tue. showers. Warm, humid. Thunder showers during night. I made jelly & baked pies from apples Carrie & Norma gave us. Thundered in a.m and struck a tree on Martin Brook St. Not bad here. Came in on wire & took phone out & it went across the floor at Lee Pierce's.
8 Sep Wed. Mostly cloudy. Showers. Cooler at nite.
9 Sep Thu. Cool a.m. & cloudy. Warm & pleasant in p.m. I went to P.O & Kinch's in a.m. Also called at Miss Halsey's and Harris'. Mrs. S & I've potted some plants this p.m.
10 Sep Fri. F.C met to-nite at the church social rooms. Amasa stopped for me. Took Miss Hitt too. Mr. Webb took us home. There were 14 present. Mrs. Rider had word that her daughter died this a.m. So neither she nor Miss Eells were there.
11 Sep Sat. Cool.
12 Sep Sun. Quite cool this a.m. I went to church & S.S. Mrs Struble is back at the organ. I went with Mrs. Heimer & Ann to the committal services at the cemetery this p.m. For Mrs. Warren, Mrs. Rider's daughter. I went over to Adelia's a while in late p.m. Covered tomato plants.
13 Sep Mon. Hust. Very cool a.m. But warmed up and was a fine drying day. Cloudy toward nite.
14 Sep Tue. Rainy in a.m. I went down to P.O., Kinch's and called at Mr. Bowers to ask her if she would like some plants.
15 Sep Wed. Cool. Cloudy. Rain toward nite. Helen & Larry called late in p.m. Had been over to Collins. Norma had a call that Alicia & Tom will start the 16th of Sept.
16 Sept Thu. Cool. Rainy. I went over to Adelia's and read to them from an article in Reader's Digest about Lucille Ball whose father-in-law called at the Harris' lately.
17 Sep Fri. Cloudy. Cool.
18 Sep Sat. Cloudy. Rained toward nite. I went down street. Did errands at Mrs. Brions. Got a bus ticket to Sidney.
19 Sep Sun. Went to church & S.S. Cloudy. Cool.
20 Sep Mon. Fair in p.m. Dried clothes nicely.
21 Sep Tue. I had an appointment at Dr. Elliot's to have my eyes tested. Went down on 11:20 bus. Went up to Truair H and waited till one o'clock. Took 2:56 bus home. Stopped at Victory store to get something for church supper to morrow nite.
22 Sept Wed. Cool & rainy at times. Adelia & I went with the Riders to the church supper at which Rev Kirlin was guest speaker. He told of being at The World's Council of Churches at Evanston, Ill. And showed some slides. We had a nice supper and a good time. Over 60 there. Mrs. Hanford was down. Will sta a few days.
23 Sep Thu. Cloudy & cool. I went over to Adelia's to get a recipe for pickles.
24 Sep Fri. Fair.
25 Sep Sat. Pleasant in p.m.
26 Sep Sun. Partly cloudy. Not as cool. A little rain in p.m. Went to church & S.S> this is the day Alicia is supposed to start for U.S.
27 Sep Mon. Good wash day. Mostly sunny.
28 Sep Tue. Dr. Hust. Lovely warm day. I went down to Victory store in p.m. Stopped at Adelia's. Mrs. Rider called.
29 Sep Wed. Tuie Mott came for me at 11:15 and I went with him to Sidney to get my glasses. Ruth Phetteplace came back to U with us at 12:30 when Rita was out at the bank. Warm & bright (mostly) again.
30 Sep Thu. Very warm.

1 Oct Fri. Quite warm. F.C. Met at the church social room tonight. I went with Mrs. Rider. France's Harris showed pictures taken while on her European trip. Very nice. Carrie & Walter came over with Mrs. Harris.
2 Oct Sat. Still warm. I rode down with Rob't Harris to 5 & Dime to get materials for corsages (Stamens). Stopped at Wood's store & P.O. A heavy (short) thunder shower & high wind this a.m. Not much cooler. Read of death of Lurene Murphy's sister Mildred last evening.
3 Oct Sun. Partly cloudy. Norma called in late p.m. Bro't a nice outing gown for my b day. Went to church & S.S. Called at Adelia's in early p.m.
4 Oct Mon. I went up to Otego on bus this a.m. Called at R's folks and phoned to Helen who came over for me. We went up to Oneonta to trade. I got a new hat, blouse & bras for Helen for her b-day. R's folks sent with us. H brought me home in evening. It rained a very little while we were in Oneonta. Rather mild.
5 Oct Tue. Cooler. I did some baking squad pie & Johnny cake this a.m. In p.m. Went to P.O. & called at Mrs. Pomeroy's on way back. Mrs. Gardner passed away. Fixed cauliflower for pickling this evening. Had a message from Helen. Betty needs money for her ear operation. I sent for a withdrawal of $100.00.
6 Oct Wed. Rather cool. Windy & cloudy. Quite cold tonite. Jessie stopped in to nite with some nice sweet corn.
7 Oct Thu. Cold & windy, Frosty. I went with Jessie to Mrs. Gardner's funeral. Stopped at Victory Store for apples, and at P.O. Rec'd check from Albany.
8 Oct Fri. Very cold this a.m. A killing frost. 23 degrees at Oneonta. I went down to the P.O. Stopped at Adelia's. Made an apple pie and Johnny cake this a.m. Milder to nite.
9 Oct Sat. Mostly cloudy & comfortable temperature.
10 Oct Sun. Mild. Cloudy rain toward nit. Went to church & S.S. A & J are away. Marvin came up for me for Church & S.S. Norma came about 4:00. We went for a little ride. Had ice cream (sundae) at a place below town.
11 Oct Mon. Partly cloudy. Very warm. Norma called this a.m. She had the car after taking Geo to work and was doing some errands around.
12 Oct Tue. Dr. Hust. The warmest day for this date on record, we hear. I went to PO for money orders and to mail letters this p.m. Mostly fair. Very warm evening.
13 Oct Wed. Not quite as warm. I went down town late in p.m. To get medicine for Mrs S. Neither of us remembered that it was Wed. And no sets sores open in p.m. Mrs Rider picked me up on my way home.
14 Oct Thu. Not quite as warm. I went down to drug store this a.m. To get Med for Mrs.. S and myself. vitamin tablets. Went with Alice Rider to our Mis. Society meeting at the social rooms. We tied 2 small quilts. I brought home some work. Alicia and Tom arrived in Mt Upton this a.m. Had letters from H & Boys.
15 Oct Fri. In the evening the wind began blowing hard and there was a little rain. It was our part of hurricane "Hazel". Lights went off soon after 9 and did not come back.
16 Oct Sat. We had a fire in the range as no heat from furnace. Lights came on at 4 o'clock but dimmed out at 7:00. Very dim during the nite, but came on in full about 8 o'clock Sun a.m
17 Oct Sun. Went to church & SS. Talked with Alicia in p.m. She & Tom came over for me at 3:30 or so and I went over to Collins. Stayed till evening when they bro't me home. Quite cool.
18 Oct Mon. Cool. Some rain in p.m. I went to P.O. I ironed curtains for front room.
19 Oct Tue. Cool. Cloudy. I went Dow to PO Kinches, and Wood's to get things for our picnic Thurs at Norma's.
20 Oct Wed. cloudy. Cool
21 Oct Thu. Fair. Coo. The Roshirts, Winnie, Myrtle & Nancy & baby stopped for me on their way over to Norma's where we had a picnic dinner. Helen & Larry came down too. We had a nice visit and fine dinner.
22 Oct Fri. Fair & rather cool. Auction at the Sherman home. Streets full of cars. Anna Eels called twice as she attended the sale. Women's Ass'n had a bake sale at Victory stores. I went down, took money for us both and bo''t coffee bread.
23 Oct Sat. Fair. A little warmer but windy. Auction continues to day. Miss Eells in at noon.
24 Oct Sun. Went to church & SS Rather cool. Some sunshine.
25 Oct Mon. Fair. Rather warm.
26 Oct Tue. Fair in p.m. Very pleasant & warm for date. In p.m I went down to Wm Hunts to visit with Elsie Cheney who is there for a wk. It was a nice walk and I stood it well. Stopped at Kinch's & PO.
27 Oct Wed. Rainy.
28 Oct Thu.. Cool. Pleasant in p.m. I went down town to do errands & got ticket for Otego.
29 Oct Fri. Dr. Hust. I went up to Helen's on morning bus. Phoned to H & she met me at Mr D. I went to Mrs. Lewis funeral. Walked down to Mrs. Danzi's and H came for me there. Helen bro't me home about 4 pm.
30 Oct Sat. A busy day. Went over to Harris' late in p.m.
31 Oct Sun. Went to church & SS Rather cold & cloudy. Went down to PO to mail letters.


1 Nov Mon. Snowed a little in early a.m. I washed & clothes dried.
2 Nov Tue. Snowed a little this a.m. Then turned to rain. Rained most of the p.m. & evening. Some one came for me so I could go down to vote. It was not raining in a.m much. Some snow mixed with rain toward nite. Talked with N. Alicia wrote that they arrived I n Akron O and Tom has work.
3 Nov Wed. Cool. Rain or snow most of the day. I went over to Adelia's this p.m. And helped her make out an order to Ward's.
4 Nov Thu. Quite a nice a.m. I washed and clothes dried well. Some sunshine. Cloudy in p.m. And a little rain toward nit. I went over to Adelia's and helped her again about her orders.
5 Nov. Fri. F.C. Met at Mrs Sangly's. Adelia & I went with Mrs. Rider. It was very cold. Frost on wind shield bothered a bit coming home. 19 were there and we had a real pleasant time.
6 Nov. Sat. Cold. Norma came in with mending, some carrots & cand to use in making marmalade.
7 Nov Sun. Cold. Went to church & S.S>. Wrote letters and went to PO to mail. No. I extended to but waited till Mon as Mrs. S wanted to mail checks.
8 Nov Mon. Went down as far as Mrs. Britons. Mailed letters. I washed and it was a good day to dry. Rather pleasant in p.m.
9 Nov Tue. Made an apple pie & Johnny cake. Then cooked up the good apples of the poor ones and canned 3 pts sauce. Some sun shine, but cloudy in p.m.
10 Nov Wed. I went down in a.m. To store to get cake mix etc. Cold a.m but pleasant.
11 Nov Thu. --
12 Nov Fri. O ur Miss. Group met at the church to sew on a quilt. I helped Mrs. MacIntosh furnish & serve refreshments. I made a cake, then made Johnny cake & apple dumpling.
13 Nov Sat. Dr. Hust.
14 Nov Sun. Went to church & S.S. Some sunshine. I went down soon after dinner to PO stopped at Adelia's.
15 Nov Mon. Sunshine all day. I went down to Meade's store in p.m. Stopped at Miss Halsey's and Harris' on my way home. Quite cold. Had a letter from Helen.
16 Nov Tue. Jessie came for me and I went down to the church and helped quilt.
17 Nov Wed. Milder & cloudy. I went with Mrs. S down to the bank this a.m. Have a pain in my back so have taken two good naps today. Norma phoned that Bobby shot a deer this a.m.
18 Nov Thu. Still milder and some sunshine. Indian Summer wether. Mrs. Seaman went to the dentists this p.m and I went along. Mr. Titus took us.
19 Nov Fri. Walter came for me at nine o'clock and I spent the day there. They bro't me. Home between 4 & 5 o'clock. We stopped a short time at Mr. Leonards. It was a nice day. Quite mild.
20 Nov Sat. WArmer & humid. No heat n ended in the house 60 degrees or little over. Had a busy day. Baking & cleaning.
21 Nov Sun. Rained during nite and continued in a.m. Snowed during church and all p.m. 3 in or so. 47 years ago we were married.
22 Nov Mon. Mostly cloudy. Not very cold. I didn't wash. Made carrot marmalade.
23 Nov Tue. Washed and dried fairly good. Busy writing letters in p.m.
24 Nov Wed. Went down town to mail letters etc in a.m. Made a pie in p.m.
25 Nov Thu. Made a pie and biscuits in a.m. Marvin & little Katherine came down for me about 2 o'clock to go up to Teeds in time to eat dessert with them. Pumpkin pie, nuts, fruit & candy. They bro't me back between 4 & 5 o'clock. We had a nice chicken for dinner (at 6) biscuit, Brussels sprouts. Jessie gave me salad & pie. Cloudy. Rained & snowed in p.m.
26 Nov Fri. --
27 Nov Sat. Dr. Hust. Pleasant in p.m. Cloudy in p.m. Mary Arm & a cousin of Don's called late in p.m. I went over to Adelia's just before supper.
28 Nov Sun . Went to church & SS
29 Nov Mon. Rain & snow. I washed some but dried in cellar. Went over to Adelia's a few minutes.
30 Nov Tue. Amasa called for me some after 12 and I went up to dinner & spent the p.m. I used color removal on the nylons, then dyed them. Stormed as I came home.

1 Dec Wed. Did Mrs S's washing. This p.m & evening made a corsage. It looked better than expected. Still needs practice.
2 Dec Thu. I went over to Harris' late in p.m. Soon Helen came and phoned over. I came home. She stayed an hr or so and we planned about Christmas gifts etc.
3 Dec Fri. F.C. met at the social rooms. It was the Christmas meeting. We had a tree and exchanged gifts. I had devotions. We had nice refreshments. It is cold now each day. I had a lovely hdkf that Ruth P made as my gift.
4 Dec Sat. Snowed a little in evening. Mrs. Jones came up and brought some florists tape for the nylon corsages and a plant for Mrs. S.
5 Dec Sun. Cold. Colder at night.
6 Dec Mon. Very cold. Some report s little above, others below. I washed but dried in basement & kitchen.
7 Dec Tue. Very cold morning but milder at nite.
8 Dec Wed. Not as cold. Early this a.m I rode down to PO with Ann to mail letter su p'kgs. Stopped at Harris' on way back with mail.
9 Dec Thu. Not as cold. Cloudy. I went down to Mead'es store this a.m. To do Christmas shopping. Mrs. Meade bro't me home. It rained more or less during day & evening.
10 Dec Fri. Still quite cold. Mr. Harrison bro't apples from Harris' and I made an apple pie & Johnny cake.
11 Dec Sat. Rather cold. I called at the Harris' toward nite. Stanly isn't a bit good. N came this morning to get Christmas gift for Freddy and leave mine from Geo.
12 Dec Sun. I went up to Teeds with Marvin & Catherine as Lois & the children are there in the p.m. For a short time. Walter & Carrie came in and spent the evening. Bro't frozen things. Christmas wreath. Evergreen & Japanese lanterns also C gift.
13 Dec Mon. Bright in a.m. I hung out clothes which partly dried.
14 Dec Tue. Cloudy rainy slippery.
15 DecWed. Cloudy a little stormy. Mrs. Rider brought Mrs S. A small Christmas tre.
16 Dec Thu. --
17 Dec Fri. Icy & cold.
18 Dec Sat. Mrs. Jones came in and brought us a little white Christmas tree. I rode down town with Ann and mailed letters etc. also other errands. It was rainy more or less all day.
19 Dec Sun. Went to church with the Riders as Teeds were away. Attended the pageant at the church. Went with the Riders. Went over to Harris' as Adelia went too. While I was gone Norma called. She stayed quite a while after I came home. Snowed so the ground is white.
20 Dec Mon. Cold.
21 Dec Tue. Still colder. A little light snow came.
22 Dec Wed. Norma & Geo 4th Wedding anniversary. Helen called for their Christmas gifts & to leave theirs while children shopped at Mead's store.
23 Dec Thu. Went over to Harris' to take a box of candy, etc.
24 Dec Fri. Dr. Hust. Norma & Geo called. She bro't me a violet & some cookies. I went over to Adelia's to take cranberry salad for Mrs. S.
25 Dec Sat. Aa bright morning. We had our Christmas (turkey) dinner at 1 o'clock. Freddie & Beverly came over for me about 3 o'clock to go over to Collins. We had dinner at about 6 o'clock. I rode home with Walter & Beverly. Rather cold this evening.
26 Dec Sun. A nice day. Went to church & S.S>. Helen came down for me about 1 o'clock and I stayed till between 6 & 7. I think. We called at R's folks a short time. The girls stayed there while H came down for me.
27 Dec Mon. Another nice day. I washed. Went down town in p.m. To Kinch's & P.O.
28 Dec Tue. Went over to Harris to take some of our Turkey. Rained a little.
29 Dec Wed.Cloudy. Rained a little toward night. Alice Rider called to get the Christmas tree she let us take. Mrs S. & I called at the Heimers to see their C tree and canary they keeping for Mrs.s Fleming.
30 Dec Thu . I went over to Harris to take turkey bones for soup.
31 Dec Not very cold. Snow all gone. I went over to the Knights to take gooseberry Jan. They have both been sick. Went over to Coles but they weren't home.



END OF 1954 DIARY

Copy of 1955 Diary of Nellie (Helen) Converse Carr, Age 77, 79

1 Jan Sat. rather mild. No snow. I went over to Cole's late in p.m to call and take card & pictures for Mrs. S.
2 Jan Sun. Mild. No snow
3 Jan Mon. Still mild. Hung clothes out to-day. Went over to Adelia's to get a catalog etc. Rec'd a box of candy from Alicia & Tom.
4 Jan Tue. Rather mild. Colder at nite.
5 Jan Wed. 6--
7 Jan Fri. Quite cold. Friendly Circle met at Miss Gilchrists. I went with Adelia. Rob't took us. There were 20 people. Her home is lovely and we had a pleasant time.
8 Jan Sat. Norma came in and helped about getting the sewing machine going.
9 Jan Sun. Went to church & S.S. Amasa & Jessie came in a while in the evenin
10 Jan Mon. Bright. Cold. I washed but did not hang outside.
11 Jan Tue. I went with Mrs. S. To Sidney as she had dental work to have done. Cold, but bright.
12 Jan Wed. Still cold. Cloudy. Helen & Philip called this evening a few min on their way to the horse sale.
13 Jan Thu. Cold. I went over to Adelia's a while this p.m.
14 Jan Fri. Dr. Hurst.(Gma writes Dr. Hust's name at the beginning of certain days. Don't know why as she doesn't write that she goes for a checkup or anything. AP) Colder.
15 Jan Sat. Carrie & Walter & Dorothy came to U this p.m. Carrie & Dorothy called here while Walter went to the. Chamber's sale. Helen stopped on the way back from Norwich where she took the girls to have their eyes fitted.
16 Jan Sun. Carrie & Walter brought Dorothy over to take the 11 o'clock bus for Rochester. C & Walter came to church. Maurice Ham was the speaker (Temperance). We all went up to the Teeds to dinner. Amasa bro't me home in late p.m.
17 Jan Mon. Cold. Lula Halbert called this a.m. To tell of the death of John Allen during the nite. Coronary thrombosis.
18 Jan Tue. Cold. Not much snow. Ironed a little. Made date & nut bread for the first time here. It is very good we think.
19 Jan Wed. Carrie & Walter came over to John Allen's funeral. They came for me. I stopped to P.O to get money, stamps & mail a p'kg. I went over to Harris' after I got home, a few min.
20 Jan Thu. Some kind of weather. I cleaned silver & made Johnny cakes & biscuit. Amasa came in & got some date & nut bread. I had for them (sample). Betty Little came up this evening with pajama's for the Atwoods that I am to make button holes for & sew on buttons.
21 Jan Fr. Not quite as cold. Quite sun shining.
22 Jan Sat. Sill milder. Snowed a little during the nite.
23 Jam Sun../ Went to church & S.S>. I went home with Jessie after church. Chas & family were there, also quite a few relatives of the Teeds (McLaughlins). About 30 of us in all. We had a turkey dinner, supposed to be at 2 o'clock. We had a fine dinner and nice visit after. I rode down with Marvin & Katherine.
24 Jan Mon. Did part of the washing to-day. Hung clothes in basement as usual this winter.
25 Jan Tue. Cold. Zero or colder we hear. I went over to Adelia's this p.m. Ironed this a.m.
26 Jan Wed. The Women's Ass'n met this evening in the church parlor. I went with A. Rider. 16 present. They plant to meet altogether each mo. Quite cold.
27 Jan Thu. Real cold. The wind blew hard early this a.m. And continued more or less all day. Seems quieter this evening but quite cold. Alice Rider called this a.m. And left us some cookies left from last evening's refreshments. Had a letter from Helen. Began cleaning up stairs on Thurs. Phone out of order.
28 Jan Fr. Very cold. -8 at Teeds. Not windy. I wrote letters and took them over to Adelia's. Cleaned down stairs. Think the new plan will work well.
29 Jan Sat. Cold. Zero I think. Busy baking, Ed.
30 Jan Sun. Another zero a.m. Went to church & S.S. Wrote letters in p.m.
31 Jan Mon. Cold morning. I washed. Went over to Adelia's and read to her from a book Anna Eells loaned me. A history of the "Castle". Also Gilbertsville.

1 Feb Tue. Not quite as cold. I made candy this p.m. Ironed this a.m. Snowed some last night. Enough so I swept snow off porch, steps and walk for the first time this Winter. Did not need to, but it seemed mild, and I enjoyed it.
2 Feb Wed. I finished the candy. Dipped some in chocolate. Find a box to give to Kenneth Hall who helps the Harris' and takes mail for us. Baked a pie & Johnny cake. At 4:00 I rode down to the church with Mr. Rider. We and Ms. R who came later did some cleaning & dusting in the church. I did dusting.
3 Feb Thu. Cold.
4 Feb Fri. Quite cold. The Friendly Circle met for their annual supper party at the social rooms to nite. The Yakadillians (maybe members FC had teams and this was name of one? AP) served the supper which was very good. 20 there. Mrs. McRae talked about analyzing handwriting. Mrs. Jones called in evening. Took the box of candy over for Kenneth this a.m.
5 Feb Sat. Not quite as cold. Wind changed int S. Did usual Sat work. Baked date & nut bread also 2 Johnny cakes.
6 Feb Sun. I had planned to go to Norma's after church but it snowed during the nite and was still snowing this morning. So we decided better not, as the roads aren't plowed over that way as they are here. Rained when church was out and kept it up all p.m. & evening. I wrote letters & read
7 Feb Mon. A little cooler. Cloudy. I washed. Went over to Harris' to take letters to be mailed. Found Adelia ironing and not feeling very well so finished it for her. Wrote some letters before going. Our father's b day. He would have been 104 had he lived. Born 1851. Icey walks.
8 Feb Tue. Bright. Not very cold. We made cranberry & orange relish. 2 recipes. Spent most of the day at it when we weren't eating or sleeping. Sewed on an apron for Helen in evening. Larry's 5th birthday. Sent him a card yesterday.
9 Feb Wed. Canned apples & ironed. Still mild. Snow melting. Helen & Joan stopped in a few min on their way to the horse sale. Amasa stopped & left the white Violet Jessie had given me.
10 Feb Thu. Mild. I went over to Harris' to take mail. Called at Coles to leave envelopes for Vivian. J & A expect to leave for Tex to-morrow a.m.
11 Feb Fri. Dr. Hust. It was raining this a.m. Turned to snow around 9 o'clock and has snowed about all day. Colder to-nite. The Teeds started from Marvin's at 8 o'clock this a.m. They phoned from Bloomsburg, PA in p.m. We're stopping there on account of weather.
12 Feb Sat. Several in of snow fell in all 12 in Oneonta. Perhaps 5 here. Very cold day. More or less wind. Cold to nite. It is really a blizzard. Roads blocked in places. Icy. People are urged not to travel unless necessary.
13 Feb Sun. Not quite as cold. Just below zero. I did not go to church nor Norma's as I intended to do on acc't of roads & weather but read, wrote letters, etc.
14 Feb Mon. Not as cold. I finished some writing and took our mail over toHarris'.
I washed in a.m.
15 Feb Tue. Milder. Above freezing. Thawed some. Some snow, light.
16 Feb Wed. Mild. Snowed some this p.m. Quite hard for a while.
17 Feb Thu. Rained during nite. Thawed during day. I went over to Harris' and took mail. The got a letter from John saying that he is coming soon. Rec'd a card from Jessie. They are at Birmingham, Ala & expect to arrive at El Paso to nite. (Their son Chas & family moved to El Paso. AP)
18 Feb Fri. Comfortable day. No storm. Some sunshine. A bake sale at the victory store this p.m. I did not go down as the street are not in good shape.
19 Feb Sat.Rather mild. Mostly bright. Seems a little spring-like. Birds singing (not Spring birds). Norma called this a.m and brought a white gloxinia. We found a place for it in the front window. I baked this a.m. & cleaned kitchen.
20 Feb Sun. Went to church & S.S Rode with Mr. Rider. Nice day. Bright. Bobby & Freddy come for me from church and I went over to dinner & spent p.m. We had a venison steak & peas (both frozen) and a good dinner. N gave me v. Hamburg & cookies to bring home. N & Geo bro't me home. Seems like spring. Not too warm but pleasant. Not Wintery.
21 Feb Mon. It was pleasant so I went down town to do errands. To Kinches and PO. Cashed check. Mailed p'kg to Helen, etc. Washed some in p.m. Cloudy this p.m.
22 Feb Tue. I took letters over to Harris' to be mailed. John H came from Mont yesterday and he & Adelia were just starting out for Bainbridge to see about putting elk meat in a freezer there. Mrs. France's Seaman was here in p.m. And to dinner with us. We had a wonderful meal, and all had a pleasant time, I think. Cloudy but no storm.
23 Feb Wed. It was raining early this a.m. Has rained or snowed some by spells to day. I did a little washing & ironing. Water standing all around. Helen Phil & Larry called a short time this even on way to horse sale. H bro't cream & Dutch cheese (cottage cheese? AP) also some mending.
24 Feb Thu. Moderate temperature. Mostly cloudy. Ponds settled quite a lot. I went over to Harris' to take mail. Adelia gave us some slices of elk meat that John bro't from Mont. Rec'd a card from Jessie. The reached El Paso. Thurs. P.m. Just a week on the way.
25 Feb Fri. A little colder, but some sunshine. World's Day of Prayer. I went to the church with Mrs. Rider. Had a letter from Jessie from El Paso.
26 Feb Sat. Dr. Hust. Mild. Took mail over to Harris'
27 Feb sun. Started raining during church service. Rained quite a lot during. Wrote letter & read a little after quite a nap.
28 Feb Mon. Mostly cloudy. Rained some this evening. I did quite a washing. Went over to Adelia's this p.m to take letters to be mailed. found her trying to start rolls. Helped what I could. Also washed some dishes. She expects the Talcots for supper.

1 Mar Tue. Mild. Carrie & Walter called late in p.m.
2 Mar Wed. This p.m. Pauline Strobeck called for me and took me down to May Clifford's for a long call while she was at her aunts, Mrs. Ingel's. A regular March day. Snow squalls then sunshine. Not very cold., but some windy.
3 Mar Thu. Cool but Spring like. I went over to Adelia's this p.m with mail. We heard of Mrs. Seaman's death who lived in the Leonard house.
4 Mar Fri. Cloudy. some rain. Not very cold. But damp & unpleasant.
5 Mar Sat. --
6 Mar Sun. Went to church & SS with the Riders. In the evening I went to the Union Lenten service at our church. Rev Bental, the speaker. Began snowing during morning service & snowed several hours. Also again in evening. Not very cold.
7 Mar Mon. Colder. Quite Marchy. Wind & a few snow flurries. In parts of the state there were heavy snow falls. Around Syracuse 16 in. In N part of state also heavy snow.
8 Mar Tue Cold but fair. I went over to Adelia's to take mail. Norma phoned that George'sstep father died last nite at nursing home in Oneonta.
9 Mar Wed. Much warmer. Snowed during nite but thawed so it is about gone. Rained in Sidney & S Centre way. I took mail over to Harris'. Helen & Larry came in for a very short time. The Steenrods (?) were with them so they couldn't stay. Were on their way to horse sales.
10 Mar Thu. Warm & bright. In p.m. I went down to Kinch's store, PO and called at Miss Halsey's. Saw Rita on my way home. Stopped at Harris' too.
11 Mar Fri. Rainy. Rained hard in p.. Geo Collins step father's funeral was this p.m. F.C. Was held at Anna Eells this even. I went with Mrs. R. 13 present. A pleasant evening, tho colder.
12 Mar Sat. Fair. Rained a little at night. Thundered a little. Talked with N to nite. George's mother is with them for a while.
13 Mar Sun. Moderate. I went to church & S.S. with the Riders. Colder & windy toward nite. Mrs. Jones called.
14 Mar Mon. Dr Hust. Cool morning. But sun shone all day and it warmed up some. I hung out clothes on the line out doors for the first and it seemed so good. A good sap day.
15 Mar Tue. Ironed & baked this a.m. Went over to Adelia's a few min in p.m. Read to her some. She wasn't feeling well. This evening after an early supper Mrs S & I wrapped and addressed two p'kges of maple sugar to be mailed to morrow. Took all even. Cloudy & cool. Rained a little toward nite.
16 Mar Wed. Quite a rainy day. Walter came for me at 9 o'clock to go over for the day. We took Mrs. S p'kgs to mail. I stopped at Kinches for a box of candy for the Cope's. Also at Meade's store to get thread for Carrie. The time went fast. C & W bro't me home at about 5 o'clock. It had stopped raining. It was nice to be over there. Had a good dinner.
17 Mar Thu. Colder. Rained then turned to snow (wind too) in even. Cold & mostly cloudy today. Went over to Harris in p.m. Read Alicia's letter & the U Times to them. Went in to Heimers and Ann told me about Mrs H not being as well lately.
18 Mar Fri. Cold. Snowed by spells. I suppose Mrs. Heimer went to Bing State Hospital to day. She has been poorly for some time and Dr. Thinks she may be benefited there.
19 Mar Sat. Not quite as cold. Snowed by spells in a.m. Bright in p.m. Mrs. Jones came in this evening with frozen chicken pie, cookies & banana bread.
20 Mar Sun. Rather mild. Quite sunny & pleasant in p.m. I went to church & S.S with the Riders. In p.m. Norma came and we went for a ride. Called at Blanche Palmer Fisk's in Wells Bridge and at Letha Merriman's. Had pleasant calls.
21 Mar Mon. Rainy. I washed and dried in basement. Went in to the Heimers and Ann told me about their visit with Mrs. H in Binghamton.
22 Mar Tue. Ironed. (Very small). At 10:45 I went down to P.O to mail p'kges, etc. Stopped to Harris' both ways. Got mail for them & us. I went to Kinches & Mrs. Brions. Mr. Webb called in evening to ask about Mrs. Heimer. We had a short hard thunder shower this p.m.
23 Mar Wed. Cloudy and some storm. Women's Ass'n met at Mrs. McIntosh's this even. Adelia & I went with Mrs. Rider. Helen came as I was ready to go over to Adelia's. We sat in car & visited till Mrs. R came. There were 14 present at the meeting. Study books were distributed.
24 Mar Thu. Mostly cloudy. A little rain. I went over to Adelia's in p.m to take mail. The Teeds came at 11 o'clock last eve. Amasa came in brining grapefruit that the Sargents sent up to us. We had some nut & date bread, sliced pork & cottage cheese for them.
25 Mar Fri. Mostly cloudy. Cool. Jessie called briefly this p.m. Norma called to say that Mary & Don have a baby boy 8 lb. born this p.m. Arthur Donald. I haven't felt very well to-day. Mostly headache. Not severe. We hear that Mrs. Heimer is improving.
26 Mar Sat. The ground was white with snow this a.m. But melted tho it has not been very warm to-day. I went over to Adelia's this p.m. It's her b-day to morrow. Took cards for Mrs. S & myself & a little gift of stationery.
27 Mar Sun. I went to church & S.S with the riders. Quite cold & windy
28 Mar Mon. Dr. Hust. The wind blew all nite & is to-day. Quite cold. Snow by spells. A real blizzard in many parts of the state. Schools closed, cars stalled, etc.
29 Mar Tue. Moderate. Ground covered with snow this morning but much melted off. Norma came over this evening as it is her b'day tomorrow and I had a few little things for her. Geo & Missie the dog came and went to Don Shavers while she was here. Then Geo came in and bro't the dog for a short time.
30 Mar Wed. Norma's birthday. Mostly fair. Rather cool. Jessie took Adelia & I down to the hospital to visit Mrs. Helm, Mrs. Marcellus and Mrs. Herrings this p.m.
31 Mar Thu. Warmer to day and fair. I went over to Harris' to take mail.

1 Apr Fri. Fair. Quite warm. F.C. Class met at Mrs. Chambers. Adelia & I went with A Rider. 20 were there. We had a "spelling bee."
2 Apr Sat. Still warmer. Quite spring like. We have had the front door opened for a short time.
3 Apr Sun. Went to church & S.S to day. It was raining when church was out and kept it up during the pm & evening tho mostly not hard. The last of the Union Lenten services was held to nite in our church. Mr. Beach from G-ville preached. I went with Robert Harris and Adelia. Came home with the Riders
4 Apr Mon. Ground covered with snow this a.m. But it soon melted off. I washed & hung clothes out and they dried nearly. It was a lovely Spring day. Went over to Adelia's to take letters. Rec'd box of candy from Carrie R. Norma is sick to-day. Feels a little better late this p.m. made appointment with the foot doctor for Wed at 11:30..
5 Apr Tue. Very Spring like. Warmest day we have had. Carrie & Walter called this evening
6 Apr Wed. Rainy this a.m. I was down to Sidney on the bus and to Dr. Joseph the foot Dr at 11:30. Then went up to Truair Halbert's & waited till time to go take the bus. Just as I was opposite the Wallins it began to thunder & rain a little. They called me to come in and I rode up when they bro't Adelia home.
7 apr Thu. Quite an Apr day. Rain mixed with snow then sunshine, and quite a strong cold wind. I went down as far as Wood's store. had errands at Kinch's s& P.P too. Stopped at Adelia's both ways. Had an errand for her at P.O. It was very cold & windy on the way down.
8 Apr Fri. Cold wind again tho not quite as cold.
9 Apr Sat. Frosty morning but sunny and quite warm and pleasant. Kept busy with the usual cleaning, baking, etc. Sowed nicotiana seeds.
10 Apr Sun. A beautiful Easter Sunday. A mild & sunny all day. I went to church & S.S. Mrs. S hasn't felt very good to-day. Is all stirred up (I think) over prospects of new tenants, etc.
11 Apr Mon. Fair and the warmest day we have had yet. Washed. This p.m went down to mail letters & to Kinch's. Helen called a minute early evening. Called Norma but she had gone to the doctors this evening.
12 Apr Tue. Cloudy. Rained most of the afternoon. Cooler to nite. We made a little start cleaning house to day. Windows & curtains in kitchen & pantry. Also ice box.
13 Apr Wed. Cloudy and rather cool. Warmer toward nite. The Heimers moved today. I had planned to go up to Helen's at noon but Mrs. S thought she couldn't stay alone. Helen came in this evening and stayed 1/2 hr or more on her way to the horse sale. We cleaned silverware this a.m.
14 Apr Thu. Cloudy. Mild. Rainy in a.m. By spells. I went over to Harris' this p.m. Found Adelia not feeling well.
15 Apr Fri. Bright this a.m for a short time. Cloudy all the rest of the day. Mild. I went to G-vile to a Miss. Meeting with Jessie. Mrs. Rider and Catherine Teed went too. Mrs. Gibson came up and stayed with Mrs. S while I was gone. Mrs. G rode home with Jessie or rather went with Jessie as she went home from here. Had a nice meeting at G. Mr. H bro't us D greens. Jessie bro't some this p.m.
16 Apr Sat. Cloudy in a.m. Cleared off this p.m. Mild. Mrs. Jones came in this evening.
17 Apr Sun. Cloudy. Cool. Went to church & S.S. Wrote a little. Read and took a nap.
18 Apr Mon. Beautiful day. I did a big washing (for me) and it dried like Summer. Went over to Adelia's this a.m. A few min. Again this p.m. Got glue to mend umbrella. Presbytery & Presbyterial to day at Cherry Valley, but I could not go.
19 Apr Tue. Rainy this a.m. Early. Stayed cloudy but did not continue to rain. Walter with Helen came over for me to go over and spend the day. We went down and got Mrs. Gibson to stay here. Helen Cope Fish is at Cope's for a few days. Minnie's daughter Nicia brought Minnie over to visit with Helen & I. Lewis Cope and wife came this p.m. And Walter (with Lewis) bro't me home about 5 o'clock. Took Mrs. G home as they left.
20 Apr. Wed. Pleasant. Mild. Norma came I n about 7 and stayed till 8:15 or so, then Helen called for her and they are going up to Mary's R's folks too. N came along when Geo started for work. I went over to Adelia's a while this p.m with mail etc.
21 Apr Thu. Mostly cloudy in a.m. In p.m I went down as far as Mead's store. Stopped at bank. Britons & P.O. Called at Miss Halsey's. About six we had a a thunder shower and it continued raining ti to the evening. Ann Heimer called late in p.m.
22 Apr Fri. Threatened rain but did not rain much. Mild. I went with Mrs. Seaman down to the bank and I went in to 5 & Dime. Mr. Titus took us. I worked out of doors at the shrubs, cleaning out dead stuff, etc. Took some daffodils over to Adelia.
23 Apr Sat. I cleaned my clothes press today as we had no extra work.
24 Apr Sun. Went to church & S.S. N came in p.m and brought my clock which she has had for some time, taking it to Sidney for repairs. She made quite a call and took some dishes, etc I had for Alicia.
25 Apr Mon. Rainy nearly all a.m. I washed but could not hang out clothes. Put them in basement.
26 Apr Tue. Ironed this a.m. Cut dandelion greens & cleaned & washed them. This p.m. Went down town to do errands. Took Miss Halsey some of the greens. It rained while I was there and she loaned me her umbrella. It rained all the way home. Quite cool.
27 Apr Wed. cool. Cloudy. The W.A.P.C. Met at the social rooms this even. About 20 were there. Adelia & I went with A Rider. We had a nice meeting. Rose Vinton gave a book review of the book "House of Earth" by Dorothy Willson which all enjoyed very much.
28 Apr Thu. Dr. Hust. Cleaned up stairs as usual. This p.m took some daffodils from our meeting down to Mrs. Frear. She wasn't home. Called at Adelia's on way home. Partly cloudy. Clearing. Bright towards nite.
29 Apr Fri. Partial clearing. Not quite so cool. Cleaned rooms down stairs as usual. Did a little straightening of bureau drawers in my room, etc.
30 Apr Sat. Some sunshine. We did some cleaning in the kitchen to-day. Mrs. Jones called this evening.

1 May sun. Mostly fair. Mild. Went to church & S.S. Did some writing in p.m. Went over to Adelia's a few minutes late in p.m.
2 May Mon. Warm & bright. A perfect wash day. I had the lines full. I dug greens. No doubt the last we will have as they are getting large. Jessie came in for a call this p.m.
3 May Tue. Cloudy in a.m rained during nite. Bright this p.m. Mrs. S went down to the bank in p.m. After she came home I went down street. Took a p'kg for Betty Litter's shower then called at the Beebe's. Had a nice call.
4 May Wed. Very warm. We heard that it was the warmest day in 27 years for this date. We did some cleaning in the pantry this a.m. I washed my hair, then went over to Adelia's in p.m. 93 degrees in Oneonta.
5 May Thu. Very warm but it does not seem quite as warm as yesterday. We did quite a lot of extra cleaning up stairs. Got in screens & washed Windows. Also doors outside in front & side. Helen came in between 12 & 1. She thought I was planning to go up there. A misunderstanding. I went down as far as 5 & Dime in p.m. Did errands at bank. Woods, Kinches, P.O. Returned Miss Halsey's umbrella.
6 May Fri. Cooler. I baked date & nut bread also scrolls for the bake sale at the Victory store that the Women's Ass'n is putting on. Friendly Circle met at Alice Rider's. Adelia & I rode with the Webb's. It was a shower for Betty Little. She rec'd a nice lot of gifts. There were some over 20 there.
7 May Sat. A frost this a.m. I took our bake stuff over to Harris' and Bob took it with Adelia's to the store. I cleaned the down stairs rooms. Then went down to the store. Got cookies, 2 kinds, fruit bars & blueberry muffins. Stanley Harris went to the hospital this a.m for a few days. I went over to Coles & Harris' late in p.m.
8 May Sun. Went to church & S.S. A sort of Apr day. First sunshine then showers. Windy & unpleasant. Norma came over soon after I got. Home from church. Bro't 2 potted petunias for Mother's Day. Planned to come in p.m. But was not feeling well enough. Some cold & headache. Jessie bro't me white flowers to wear to church. Snow drops.
9 May Mon. Cool. Almost cold & mostly cloudy. I washed, hung clothes in basement as it looked like rain. Afternoon bro't up the things that needed ironing and hung outside. They dried. I went over to Adelia's a while this p.m. Took mail. She seems to be resting and looks better already since Stanley went to hospital.
10 May Tue. Quite a frost. Warmed up some but mostly cloudy & rather cool. I washed about half the paint in kitchen after ironing.
11 May Wed. Cloudy in morning but turned out to be a nice day. I went to Sidney to Dr. Joseph on 11;04 bus. App't at 11:30. Then went up to Truairs and waited til 1:56 bus came. Rather cool, but pleasant.
12 May Thu. Dr. Hust. Cool a.m. But warmed up and has been lovely. I went over to Adelia's a while this p.m. Mr. Webb called.
13 May Fri. Helen came down for me soon after 12:00. We went down to several stores to do errands. I went with H over town when she took R over to work. We called a minute at R's folks, at Mrs Danzer's too. On our way home we called at Mrs Hunts. Reached home about 9 o'clock. Found all OK here. A nice day, tho clouded up and looked like rain several times.
14 May Sat. Fair. Not very cold. I baked rolls, cleaned kitchen floor, etc. Went over to Harris' after supper. Stanley came home last night. It is the Harris' wedding anniversary to-day. Mrs. S sent them some maple sugar (just happened to).
15 May Sun. Fair & warm. Went to church & S.S. Finished making out an order to M Ward, also worked on my program for F Circle which I have to have for next meeting. Went over to Adelia's after supper. She isn't feeling very good. During the early morning some one ran into electric light pole breaking it off and we were without light for a while. Caused quite an excitement on the st. Near Mrs. F Sherman's. Anna Eells taught the class as Mrs M had guests.
16 May Mon. Partly cloudy but clothes dried nicely. I went down to PO and Kinch's in p.m. Stopped at Harris' and got stamps for Adelia.
17 May Tue. Did a small ironing. We finished cleaning the kitchen paint, and the buffet. This p.m I went with Jessie up to Knight's Nursing Home to call on Mrs. Marcellus. We took a ride up to a ways beyond Briar Creek Rd. Stopped and visited. J drove up to the lake. We did not get out. Cold air and windy a frost this a.m.
18 May Wed. Frost again, but can see no effect among the plants. I cleaned in the pantry this a.m. Went over to Adelia's in p.m. Found her feeling quite miserable. I worked on my program for F.C. class this p.m. & evening. Had letter from Helen and was glad to hear. Teeds 7 Cope's went to Rochester this a.m to see lilacs, etc.
19 May Thu. Fair. We cleaned in pantry. Nearly finished. Cool a.m.
20 May Fri. Fair and quite warm. Jessie called to tell me they all returned safely from Rochester last nite or evening at 9:30. I baked huckleberry pie & Johnny cake, after doing Fri cleaning. Mrs. S. Went down town. I went over o Adelia's to take some rhubarb someone gave m.
21 May Sat. Dr. Hust. Fair. Quite warm. Had a busy day. Finished (washing paint in pantry. Got the chairs from garage, and cleaned them up and took them to the porch. This evening watered peonies, etc. & put plant food on them.
22 May Sun. Warm. Mostly fair, but clouded up and looked like rain tho did not. Mrs. Curtis & Ruth P called in late p.m. Went to church & S.S as usual.
23 May Mon. I washed but it began to rain a little so hung clothes in cellar. A thunder storm came up in p.m. But did not rain long. Quite warm & sultry.
24 May Tue. Warm & Sultry. I hung out some of the clothes, but had to bring them in as it rained for a while. Helen stopped with Mrs. Letting on their way to the pony sale at Chambers. H got shoes I had sent for for her. In p.m. H stopped for me and I went up to the sale a little while.
25 May Wed. Warm & sultry. Occasional thunder showers. I went down town and did errands. Kinches, PO & Woods. Between showers this a.m. Women's organization met this evening in the church's . 16 or 17 there. It did not rain when we started nor while we were gone.
26 May Thu. Norma phoned this a.m that Rita & Tuie have a baby boy born at 5 this a.m. Wt. 6 lb 10 oz. Helen stopped in a while to nite after getting medicine at the doctors. N called to-nite after going down to hospital. Rita & baby seem to be doing all right tho she isn't to sit up till Sat. I went over to Harris' after lunch to take mail. Marvin & K called this even on insurance business with Mrs. Seaman.
27 May Fri. Mostly fair. Warm. Pleasant. I went up to Mrs. Algers with my suit for her to alter. Afterwards called at Mrs. Harley's. Rita is feeling much better. Alicia & Tom called at Norma's. Will be there longer, later. Sent check to Betty to help buy ticket for vacation trip.
28 May Sat. Mostly fair. Warmer than yesterday. Mrs. Jones came up to take Mrs. S to the cemetery but she did not feel able to go. Geo and tired I think. I did the usual Sat cleaning, baked sour cream biscuit & Johnny cake. Went over to Adelia's a few min late in p.m.
29 May Sun. Warm & humid. Went to church & S.S. The Teeds brought me home after our going to the cemetery to take flowers. In p.m. Alicia & tom came for me and we went to Sidney hospital to See Rita & baby. Then on to the Collins and stayed till around 8 o'clock. There was a thunder shower soon after we went to collins. It kept raining along most the p.m. The best rain we have had.
30 May Mon. It was fine this a.m. But clouded up this p.m. Tho did not rain. I washed. Mrs. S did not feel well again to day. Called the Doctor late in p.m and he came up.
31 May Tue. Cloudy. Some rain. Cooler. I cleaned (nearly) the front room up stairs alone. Alicia & Tom started for home this a.m. I took mail over to Adelia's this p.m.

1 Jun Wed. Rained a little this a.m. Cloudy & cool. Rita & baby left the hospital to day and are at Collins. I cleaned in my room this am. Moved out bureau etc. Finished in front room. Mrs. S hasn't felt well this p.m so I couldn't go places I wanted to.
2 Jun Thu. Dr. Hust. Cold & cloudy. windy by spells. I went up to Mrs. Algers this p.m to get my suit she has been altering. Miss Gilchrist picked me up by the school house and took me to the Algers. Jessie came down for me to nite to go up there to see Carrie who is staying there while Walter attends a meeting at the church. Mrs. Southworth is at Teeds. She & Carrie came along when J bro't me back. I stayed a half hour.
3 Jun Fri. Cloudy mostly. Friendly Circle met at K. Teeds. There were 17 of us.s I rode with A Rider. We had a nice meeting and fine refreshments--angel food cake- ice cream & a few strawberries--tea.
4 Jun Sat. Mostly cloudy. Sunshine a few minutes this p.m. I did more cleaning upstairs. Washed Windows- mirrors, etc.
5 Jun Sun. Mild. Mostly sunny. Went to church & S.S. Wrote letters this p.m. Rested. Went down and mailed letters. Real warm this evening. Seems like rain.
6 Jun Mon. Warm. Fair. I washed and clothes dried well. After supper I set out my petunias in the flower bed also thinned out the poppies. Quite a job. Very warm evening.
7 Jun Tue. Not quite as warm. Ironed, and got some mail ready. Expected to go down to bank but it looked so much like rain and we did have some rain. Thunder showers around us evidently. So I didn't go. Took mail over to Adelias. A little cooler since the rain.
8 Jun Wed. Mostly cloudy and threatening rain but did not. I washed Windows Inside in 3 rooms down stairs. Helen called up from Norma's where she stopped to see Rita's baby on her way to the horse sale.
9 Jun Thu. Rainy more or less all a.m. In p.m. Adelia & I rode with Viola Ingels down to the bank. We walked back stopping in Wood's store, Kinch's & PO. Mostly bright this p.m. And mild temp.
10 Jun Fri. Cloudy in a.m. Warm & sunshine in p.m. Mrs. Webster from Kilkenny Rd called to sell holders and made quite a call. Maya Clifford called this p.m. Adelia & Luraine called in early evening. Talked with Rita this evening. Norma is having trouble with one of her ankles--taken suddenly.
11 Jun Sat. Dr. Hust. Cloudy. Cool and some light rain in a.m. I cut syringa blossoms to be used at church tomorrow, Children's Day
12 Jun Sun. A good deal of thunder and some rain about 4 o'clock this a.m. Cloudy and some sunshine in p.m. About 5:00 a thunder shower and later in even more t showers. I went over to Adelia's in early evening.
13 Jun Mon.Rained a little. Cloudy. I did not wash but did cleaning in cellar way & cellar. Went over to the Hartman's and watched T.V. In evening.
14 Jun Tue. Cloudy & cool. I washed. Hung clothes in basements. Went over to Adelia's to take mail in p.m. Threatened rain all day but none here.
15 Jun Wed. Sunshine all day. I rode down with foot doctor and Adelia went too, to Sidney. Went in store for a pattern. Then my appointment at 10:30. After that I went up to Truairs and waited for us about 2:00. Minnie was at Truairs and I had lunch with her. Truair not very good.
16 Jun Thu. Warm & bright. In p.m. I went up to the Alger's to take cloth & pattern for her to make my dress. Stopped at Kinch's and got grad gifts for Eunice Saunder's children. Called at Miss Halsey's. Rec' grad card from Bobby Collins
17 Jun Fri . Still warm & fair. Called at Truair's (phone) and found that he went to hospital yesterday. Cleaned downstairs aAs usual.
16 Jun Sat. Very warm. Did several odd jobs.
19 Jun Sun. I rode to church with the Russell's. Cloudy and warm.. I expect that Betty came in to Bing this evening and Rich met her there.
20 Jun Mon.I washed but the weather wasn't too good for drying so I took the clothes down and hung them in basement. Took mail over to Harris' in p.m. Warm especially in p.m.
21 Jun Tue. The longest day of the year and Summer begins. Warm. I ironed. We cleaned the ice-box.(Is Gma using old term or is it an ice-box? AP)
22 Jun Wed. Cooler this a.m. Had a letter from Betty. Phoned her and we planned for her to come for the day Thur if pleasant. We washed blankets and kitchen & pantry Windows outside.
23 Jun Thu. Betty came between 9 and ten, I think. We went to Victory store and got some groceries for a picnic inner at Norma's. Called at Rita's so got to Collins not much before noon. We had a big dinner. In rather later.m. Called at Teeds. Louis & baby came as we were leaving. We got ice cream. Mrs. S had strawberries and we ate hem with cookies for our lunch then Betty started for home about 6.
24 Jun Fri. Aa bright morning but clouded up and some thunder showers in p.m. But cleared off nicely for evening. Commencement at Sidney Central School this evening. Rob't Colllins among the Seniors. I went over to Adelia's early in p.m. To take letters to be mailed. Took red root greens I bro't from Norma's. Mrs. Merriman called this evening.
25 Jun Sat. Dr. Hust. Quite a comfortable day but had a thunder shower in p.m. Not much rain. Another, much more rain, in evening. I went over to Adelia's to take roses. They have been beautiful and some are yet. Keep opening. Letter came from Carrie.
26 Jun Sun. Went to church & S.S. In p.m. About 3:20 Carl & Rose Vinton stopped for me and I went with them up to Teeds for a couple of hours. Lois & the children were there. I went down to PO after that to mail a letter.
27 Jun Mon. I washed, mopped kitchen floor & made nut bread. In p.m went to Mrs. Algers for my dress. There was a thunder shower while I was there. Then I started for home and it didn't rain hard. Stopped at Kinch's to get an anniversary card for Lee & Nina, mailed it.
28 Jun Tue. Catherine Sisson came late this p.m. To attend the alumni banquet--stayed over nite.
29 Jun Wed. Warm & pleasant. I called at Mrs. Frear's but she wasn't home. Also at Mrs. Vroman's and at Mrs. Heimers who came home the first of the week. Carrie called from Teed's to ask me to go to Geo Medbury's funeral to morrow. Alicia's 26th birthday.
30 Jun Thu. Catherine Sisson left at about ten o'clock for home. Carrie & Walter came for me about 1:30 and we went to George Medbury's funeral. Stopped in Mt Upton for groceries and I got some things for our picnic to morrow. C & W brot me home in the evening. Thunder showers went around. A little light rain on the way over.

1 Jul Fri. Very warm. Threatened rain all day but didn't rain a drop. We had our F.C. Picnic up in the reservoirs at 6:00 p.m. I went with Mrs. Rider. 20 there. It was very comfortable and we had a pleasant time and fine supper. Thrushes sang.
2 Jul Sat. Very warm. Threatened rain. A short shower in p.m. We did not do anything big. It was too hot. After supper I worked in the flower bed transplanting, etc.
3 Jul Sun. Very warm. I went to church & S.S. Came home with the Teeds. Went up to their house a short time before their taking Mrs. Marcellus home. Wrote some letters and took them down to P.O towards night.
4 Jul Mon. Very warm. Cool in early L a.m. Probably the warmest day yet. I washed this a.m. Took roses over to Adelia in a.m. Put plant food on shrubs & watered small plants in evening. Cooled off fairly well at nite. Temp in 80s & 90s around.
5 Jul Tue. Dr. Hust. Very warm. Mostly fair Clouded up late in day and we had thunder showers in early evening. I went over to Adelia's to take papers. Called at Vivians.
5 Jul Wed. Not as warm to-day. We set out some jars of plants of Mrs. Seaman's and I did some writing. Went down t PO early in evening to mail letter.
7 Jul Thu. Quite warm but a breeze and air a little cooler. This p.m. I went down to do some errands. Kinch's and Wood's also took Mrs Alger's umbrella home. In evening, Carrie & Walter stopped and I went up to the lake with them. Chas Davis is there. We stayed 2 hrs or so.
8 Jul Fri. Very warm. Sultry. Not much air stirring. Cleaned down stairs as usual. I went over to Adelia's a few minutes in p.m. 95.5 degrees in Oneonta. Picked the gooseberries to nite.
9 Jul Sat. Very warm. Thundered late in p.m. But no rain. I made g jam and baked date & nut bread.
10 Jul Sun. Very warm in a.m. Seemed like the warmest night last night that we have had. I did not feel much like getting ready for church. It seemed like showers too. So I didn't go. We both took naps in a.m. I went over and stayed with Stanley while Adelia went to M Chambers wedding. Jessie called in the evening. We went down to church to see a screen. Jessie fixed with roses in the basement. Quite a nice breeze in the p.m. So not so hot in the evening.
11 Jul Mon Not as warm and a nice breeze. Clothes dried nicely. Amasa bro't u some fish and we had them for dinner. I was sick all the p.m.
12 Jul Tue. A lovely day. It is Uncle Chas birthday, 87th and Jessie is having a party for him. I made salad and fixed potatoes for creamed potatoes. Norma made the sauce. Carrie & Walter came about five and I went up to the lake with them. Amasa bro't N in late p.m. Geo & Freddy came in late even after we had gone as they were helping get hay.
13 Jul Wed. Quite cool in a.m. Early. Mrs. S built fire in stove and turned on heat. She isn't feeling well and is seeing things again in the back years. I went over to Adelia's to return the Pyrex dish I borrowed for mellow salad yesterday.
14 Jul Thu. Quite warm. Mrs. Hanford & Jessie called in p.m. Cleaned up stairs as usual. Myrtle phoned from Mrs. V's. Rec'd letter from Helen & card from Joan. Rita & Tuie called with the baby in evening. We sat on the porch.
15 Jul Fri. VERY warm & humid. I took mail over to Adelia's just before lunch. Mrs. Jones called this evening. I gave her some nicotiana plants. It threatened rain and we had a light thunder shower. Did not amount to much. Cooled off a bit and there is a slight breeze to nite by spells.
16 Jul Sat. Quite warm & humid but not quite like yesterday as there has been a little breeze at time. In p.m it seemed like showers and rained a little (thunder) while I was over to Harris'. It is the 2nd day of Old Home Day. I had planned to go down to Mrs. Halsey's to see the parade but it looked too much like rain. Was a fine evening tho.
17 Jul Sun. I went to church & S.S. It was quite warm even with the blower going. Threatened rain but did not amount to much. I went over to Adelia's to return her umbrella towards nite.
18 Jul Mon. Warm & humid in a.m. But a little breeze later and not as hot as it has been. I washed. Rain went around us but a little sprinkle was all here. Soon after lunch Mr. Titus took us down to do errands. I got my ticket for Sidney. Went to 5 & Dime etc. Mrs. S. Sent her curtains to be washed by Mr. Titus for Mrs. Ostrum.
19 Jul Tue. Dr. Hust. Cooler a breeze to-day and not as warm. I ironed and washed my "carnation" dress. Went over to Adelia's after supper. While there Chas Teed & Lois called, then came on over so we all had a short visit. They start for home in the morning.
20 Jul Wed. Much cooler in a.m. I went to Sidney to Dr. Joseph for the last time for a while. Went up to Truairs. Frances is there with her mother. As the bus didn't stop at Kinch's I rode right up home. It has been warm but not uncomfortable to day. Truair some better but cannot talk much to be understood.
21 Jul Thu. Cool a.m. Warm but not hot during the day. We took down shades in 3 downstairs rooms, washed Windows, took down pictures & cleaned & dusted them. I went over to Adelia's after supper a while. Stopped at Vivian's a few minutes. Arthur Gilbert & family were there. He told about his fall.
22 Jul Fri. Rather warm a.m. And hot during the day. 101 degrees in Oneonta we heard. Had a letter from Betty I was glad to get. Very warm evening and during the nite.
23 Jul Sat. Fairly cool this a.m. Not as hot during the day but plenty warm. I ironed early. Baked Johnny cake & biscuits. Went over to Adelia's with a letter to be mailed. Had a letter from Helen. A thunder shower came up about 3 o'clock. Not much rain here but it's cooler come to nite.
24 Jul sun. Some cooler. Quite comfortable in church. I went to church & S.S. In p.m. Geo came over for me and I stayed till between 7 & 8. N bro't me home She isn't feeling well. Indigestion or some thing. Quite cool to nite. Rained a little during the nite we hear. Not enough to do any good.
25 Jul Mon Rather cool in a.m and a breeze by spells. Quite warm in p.m. I washed in a.m. This p.m. Went down to P.O and Kinch's. Stopped at Adelia's. Jessie left some apples. Mrs. Knight bro't a squash to us. Later Mrs K called to show a box of Ant-dust to us. We sat on the porch.
26 Jul Tue. Cool a.m. Warm in p.m. But cooled off at nite. We hung the curtains in living room dining room, & den to day.
27 Jul Wed. Quite warm in a.m and has been warmer all day. Showers threatened in p.m. But only a sprinkle. Very warm at nite. I cleaned the cellar floor in a.m. Mrs S went down to Latham's office. Very warm toward nite & all nite. Nearly as warm as Fri the 22nd.
28 Jul Thu. Not as warm. Mostly cloudy. I baked date & nut bread and took down to Mrs. Pomeroy's. Mr. Pomeroy died yesterday at the hospital. I went over to Coles and picked nasturtiums, pansies, bachelor buttons & zinnias. I went down to P.O to mail a letter for Mrs. S also to Kinch's. Met Mrs. Alger there and they brought me home.
29 Jul Fri. Warm but not too uncomfortable. Partly cloudy. We cleaned silver all a.m. Mrs. Lawrence called a long call late in p.m.
30 Jul Sat. Not quite as warm during the day but a hot night.
31 Jul Sun. Warm morning and a very warm day. Went to church & S.S>. Rode home with the Teeds and went up to Wells Bridge with them to take flowers for Mrs. Marcellus from Mr. Pomeroy's funeral. They were in church. Went down to P.O to mail letters to nite. Stopped at Adelia's and took hers. Hot to-nite.

1 Aug Mon. Not very warm in a.m. But hotter in p.m. And very sultry late in p.m. Thunder showers went around. We had a few little dashes. Some cooler after that. Not much.
2 Aug Tue. Warm but there has been quite a breeze all day so it hasn't been as bad. I went over to Adelia's after supper a while. Had letters from Joan and Myrtle.
3 Aug Wed. Much cooler this a.m than we have had lately but warmed up as it was plenty hot. I went down to take my shoes to have repaired but the man isn't in Wednesday's. Went to Kinches, PO,etc. Quite warm to nite. Kathy Gilbert's b-day.
4 Aug Thu. Warm a.m. And another hot day. I went down to take my shoes and to P.O. Went over to Adelia's to nite and stopped & talked with Vivian. Had a letter from Helen.
5 Aug Fri. Another hot day about as hot as any day we have had. 100 degrees in places and nearly that in others. Did not cool off at night as much as usual.
6 Aug Sat. Warm early in a.m. Sprinkled a little early then felt cooler for a short time. I went down and got my shoes that were being repaired this a.m. Around 6 o'clock it threatened rain. Thunder & lightened but ot much rain. Air cooler at bed time.
7 Aug Sun. Warm in a.m. No church services. Thunder showers went around but no rain to speak of here. Cooler at nite.
8 Aug Mon. Walter came over for me about 9 a.m. To spend the day as Mrs. S's son & wife are coming for this day. In p.m. Carrie & I went to G-ville. Called at Mary Deitz, Mae Cloud was there, also Gerald Porters to see Mrs. Avila Porter. Then went down to Florence S for a call. They gave us some apples. We came back to U around 9 o'clock. Went up to B Lake to see Jessie as CaRie had an errand so it was late when I got back home.
9 Aug Tue. Very cool a.m. Carrie b-day. Warmed up some during the day. Sun quite hot towards nite. I went over to Adelia's. She isn't at all good. Called Dr. Philip Hust as Dr. H is out of town.
10 Aug Wed. Cool a.m. But warmed up toward nite. I washed, good drying of course. About noon or nearly Richmond & Philip came in for a call. I went over to Adelia's towards noon as she had left Stanley to go to foot doctor and I went again this pm. She feels quite sick.
11 Aug Thu. It began raining this a.m. Between 5 & 6 o'clock. Rained by spells all day. Sometimes rather hard then only L sprinkles. It must have wet in quite well. Some thunder, but not loud. Cooler, a little. I went over to Adelia's a while just before supper. She is feeling some better.
12 Aug Fri. Cloudy. Rather cool. It began to sprinkle about dark and still drizzles at bed time. I went down to take shoes to be fixed. P.O. And called at Mrs. Halsey's. Mrs. Jones called this evening.
13 Aug Sat. Began raining early this a.m. Or perhaps rained during the nite. Rained by spells all the a.m. This ps.m. Began to blow. Blew several small limbs off the locust trees across the road over into our lawn. I dragged them to the garbage can. Not heavy. Mild temp. It rained harder than it did at at any time Thur. No thunder. I baked a pie & Johnny cake this a.m. Betty's 25th b day. These winds are caused by hurricane Connie, we suppose.
14 Aug Sun. Warm. Threatening rain. But did not much more than a sprinkle. I went over to Harris' in a.m. Norma, Rita & David called this p.m. I went down to P.O to mail letters. Very warm this evening.
15 Aug Mon. Rather warm. About 80 degrees. No rain tho threatened at times. Good wash day. I went over to Adelia's. Stopped at Vivian's on the porch. N & Geo came along and I visited with them for a while. They didn't get out. Quite warm this evening. Had a letter from Alicia.
16 Aug Tue. Warmer to-day. Mostly fair. Quite warm this evening.
17 Aug Wed. Quite warm & humid. I went over to Harris' to take mail. We cleaned the ice box.
18 Aug Thu. It started raining at 5 o'clock or before. Rained most of the morning, sometimes very hard. Sultry. I went down to Kinche's, PO & to get my shoes this p.m. Rained quite hard on my way back. Had a letter from Helen. We saw color in the sky to nite. But did not see a double rainbow which of course was lovely.
19 Aug Fri. Warm & humid. The papers tell of the havoc the hurricane Diane made during the past 24 hrs or so. Floods & washouts, telephones out. Much damage done in Pa, S.E.N.Y. Conn & Mass. Houses carried off, streets full of water. Families having to evacuate their homes, trees down. Some lives lost of course. Called at Betty Littles to see the baby especially. I went down to 5 & Dime to get b-day gift for Ruth.
20 Aug Sat. Warm & humid. Sun hot. I went down to P.O this a.m after cleaning up stairs. Mailed p'kg to Ruth. Stopped at Victory store for rolls & cookies. Very warm evening. I went over to Adelia's. Stopped at Vivian's and sat on porch a while.
21 Aug Sun. Warm & humid. I went with Carrie & Walter to Truair Halbert's funeral at Sidney at 2 p.m. It was very hot but a breeze at the cemetery. Between 5 & 6 o'clock we had a hard thunder shower. Considerable wind and hail but no damage right here. Ruth's b-day. I went over to Adelia's. Visited with Vivian.
22 Aug Mon. Cool this a.m. But warmed up later. Quite humid. Thunder showers between 6 & 7 o'clock but not nearly as hard as yesterday & no wind to speak of. Good drying day. Mary called this a.m to tell us that she would like to come down Wed. We plan to go to Norma's.
23 Aug Tue.Cooler. Mostly cloudy but still cooler at nite. Have been busy with ironing, baking, etc.
24 Aug Wed. Mary and the little ones came down about noon. We stopped at Victory store and got some groceries then went over to Norma's for dinner and spent the afternoon. Came home by way of Sidney and stopped to see Ivy & Elma Daniels who work at an eating place this side of Sidney. Cool day. Very pleasant.
25 Aug Thu. Had a busy day after being away yesterday. Catherine came on the evening train. Cool at night but comfortable day. Norma came over and bro't a chocolate cake she had baked for us in evening.
26 Aug Fri. I phoned Carrie that I could go over there. Walter & Carrie came over for me about 3 o'clock. We stopped at Mr. Leonard's a few min. He has been quite sick. Is up and some better.
27 Aug Sat. Rained most all the a.m. I helped C about cleaning this a.m. It was pleasant this p.m. We went up to Paul Tillson's to call. Then I called at Mrs. Porters and we both called at Mary Halbert's.
28 Aug Sun. We went over to N Guilford to church service at 9:00 a.m. Then went to a cemetery near. Then on to Guilford church to Old Home Day at M.E. Church. There was a good attendance. The services were good. Also the dinner. I came back with A & J. Norma came over for me in the evening. Mrs. S's grandchildren were there so I met them--Helen & Larry.
29 Aug Mon. Norma a baked in a.m. We gathered tomatoes, visited, and I helped what I could. She didn't wash. We went over to Rita's in evening while Geo went to the doctor. A pleasant day. Mrs. Seaman's birthday.
30 Aug Tue. We gathered & sorted tomatoes. Canned 7 qt. and made dill pickles and chili sauce. Quite a shower in the evening. Quite cool.
31 Aug. Wed. Jessie came over for me at about 9:30. We went up to the Lake. In p.m. Can & Pearl Wallin & Daisy Root came up for a short call. Jessie & I went down and got the Huffman's & daughter for dinner up there. J took us home in evening. Pleasant.

1 Sep Thu. Partly cloudy. Comfortable. I kept busy at odd jobs caring for accumulated food, etc. Jean & Catherine were here for lunch & supper. I went over to Adelia's this evening.
2 Sep Fri. Partly cloudy but comfortable. I washed table cloths, napkins, towels, etc. Catherine & Jean started on the morning train for home.
3 Sept Sat. We had a busy day. It was pleasant. Cleaned sketchily upstairs and down.
4 Sept Sun. Mamma would have been 105 years old had she lived. Today Edward Seaman came in this morning at 5 a.m. I went to church & S.S. Pleasant day. Rather cool this evening. Carrie, Walter, Emily & Geo stopped and I went with them to the Lake for a short time.
5 Sep Mon. Partly cloudy but clothes dried nicely. A shower came at 2:30 or so. Did not last long. Warmer & rather humid.
6 Sep Tue. I did some ironing to-day. Very pleasant. Bright, but cool air. I went over to Vivians and Adelia's this p.m. Edward Seaman left this a.m. To be gone a few days then back here. Norma alled to-nite with some squashes.s
7 Sep Wed. Cool a.m. Quite pleasant but cool. I washed and did some back ironing. We had Debby in a while this a.m. As Mrs. Green had to get Judy ready to start kindergarten and was quite busy. I took squashes N bro't over to Coles.
8 Sep Thu. Cleaned up stairs as usual. Quite cool. Fair. I went down as far as Kinch's to do errands. Stopped at Harris' on my way home. Very cool air all day. Seemed like frost at nite. I covered up nicotianas.
9 Sep Fri. Bright this a.m. But considerable cloudiness. Warmer. Wind in S. Rec'd letter from Helen at Otego. Norma && Rita came in this evening to bring tomatoes & strawberry apples. Not as cold tonite. Edward S. Came in about mid tie to-nite.
10 Sep Sat. Partly cloudy. Rather mild. Threatened rain but did not. I made date & nut breads. Cleaned kitchen floor, etc. Went over to Adelia's towards nite to take paper.
11 Sept Sun. Went to church & S.S. Miss Eells taught as Mrs. M isn't home yet. Threatened rain but did ot till toward nite. Quite a thunder shower. Real comfortable in p.m. I sat on the porch & wrote letters.
12 Sep Mon. Much cooler. Quite a breeze. I washed. Went over to Harris' for grape leaves. made dill pickles. Quite cool to night.
13 Sep Tue. Very cool morning. Quite a fog. No signs of a frost here but there was in places. Will would have been 89 years old to-day had he lived. Edward S took Mrs. S &I down town this a.m. We went to Joyce's store and selected a carpet sweeper. I went to P.O. And 5 & Dime. A cold wind to-day. Clear & cool to nite.
14 Sep Wed. Quite a comfortable day. Jessie came for me at 2:30 and I went up to the Lake especially to see Effie McLaughlin. Came home between 5 & 6.
15 Sep Thu. Partly cloudy. Warmer. Quite warm in p.m. Amasa stopped for me and I went up to the Lake about 2;30 to meet the Hovey's who are spending the day there. A lovely day. We had a good visit and helped Jessie peel & cut up apples for canning.
16 Sep Fri. Warm and pleasant. This evening Mrs Greene, Judy & I went over to Norma's to get some tomatoes. She gave us some squashes.
17 Sep Sat. Another warm, lovely day. I took some squashes over to Vivian. Saw Mrs. Banta on my way. She is staying at the Gregory's with the children.
18 Sep Sun. Another fine day. Still warmer than it has been lately. I went to church & S.S. In the afternoon Norma and I went to Otego to the sesquicentennial of the church. There were three meetings and we only attended this one - morning - afternoon & evening. We called at Mrs. Hunts, the Daniels, and the Kiels. Reached home some after 8.
19 Sep Mon. Warm & mostly sunny after a very heavy fog disappeared. Edward S left for home this a.m. I canned 8 pts of tomatoes. This even went over to Adelia's to take a letter.
20 Sep Tue. Cooler in p.m. I washed and canned 4 pts tomatoes. Went in and helped Mrs. Green can some in p.m. I stayed with the Greene little folks while the parents went to a faculty reception.
21 Sep Wed. Quite cool this a.m and has been all day. I washed. Covered nicotianas & petunias as it seems like frost.
22 Sep Thu. Quite cool but no frost. I took mail over to Harris' in p.m. Cool to nite. I covered plants again. Got some cukes for pickles over to Adelia's that Jessie left there for us.
23 Sep Fri. Cloudy. Cool. Threatened rain and began raining after dark. Mrs. Jones called in evening. Helen & Philip called late in evening. Kept raining during the nite. We made oil pickles this p.m.
24 Sep Sat. Rained for a short time this a.m. Cloudy & cool all day.
25 Sep Sun. learning to day. Cool. I went to church and S.S. Went over to Adelia's a while this evening. Took mail over there. Very cool & clear to-nite.
26 Sep Mon. Cool but no frost. I washed. Carrie & Walter called late this p.m. Jessie came in and bro't cukes for oil pickles (to add). I went in to the Green's this even a while. Watched television some. Then we visited.
27 Sep Tue. Mostly cloudy. Warmer. I went down as far as Meade's store, especially to get birthday gift for Helen. Stopped at Wood's Kinch's & PO. Quite a cool wind. Seems like rain.
28 Sep Wed. Not very cold. Quite foggy this a.m. I made apple sauce of apples Helen brought. I went to the Women's Ass'n this evening with Mrs Rider. 16 there. Our first meeting this Fall. A pleasant evening.
29 Sep Thu. Not cold. I fixed some beets that the Greens gave us for Mrs S to. Pickle. This p.m. Cracked some Butternuts for the Teeds. The sun was very warm.
30 Sep Fri. Mild. Pleasant. Friendly Circle met at Mrs. Stanley's. I went with Jessie. Adelia also. We had a nice even. 19 present. Lucy & I were given corsages as our b-days occur to morrow. Norma came over and bro't a b cake that Mrs. S bo't for me. Also a box of fruit, vegetables, box of peppermint-thin chocolates. Several pt cans of pickles, marmalade, catsup & peanut butter, etc.

1 Oct Sat. Another nice day. We sampled the cake for lunch. Mrs. S tho't it too rich for her so I took some over to Harris & Coles. It is very delicious. I'll give the Greenes some later as they are away to day. I had a nice lot of cards. Jessie called with some Fall crocuses & MacIntosh apples.
2 Oct Sun. I went to church & S.S. In p.m. Moby Collins called. He arrived from Fla last evening late. Said Norma would be over at 2:30. We took a nice ride. it was warm & pleasant. Went thru Franklin, took a side road. Came back and went on the Franklin Mt road to Otego. Stopped at Helen's. Joan, Ruth & Larry at home. The rest at Round Lake. Foliage gorgeous.
3 Oct Mon. A fine day. I washed. Went over to Adelia's a while. In p.m. Got things ready to take up to Helen's to-morrow. Joan's b day to-day.
4 Oct Tue. A lovely day. I ironed. Helen came for me about 12:30 to go up to help celebrate our b-days. We went down to the stores first. The autumn foliage is beautiful. Helen had made a birthday cake. She decorated it and we had it for supper. Very pretty. H gave me a bag of apples MacIntosh. I got home around nine o'clock.
5 Oct Wed. Another lovely mild day. I canned 5 pts of Mac apples Jessie gave us. In p.m. Betty Little called with her baby. Such a lovely one too. I went with Jessie to Mr. Hunts to visit with Elsie C. Besides J & I were Bertha Wilcox & Bert Ethel Stead, and a lady who bro't her. Jessie Hubbard & Hattie on row. had ice cream and a lovely pink cake.
6 Oct Thu. Rainy this morning and part of a.m. Mild. Cloudy all p.m. 7 evening. Cleaned up stairs and picked out the nuts I had cracked for the Teeds.
7 Oct Fri. Dr. Hust. Partly cloudy and quite warm. windy at nite. I went over to Adelia's in p.m. Took some lovely will asters.
8 Oct Sat. Cleaned Ice box. Mild. Some sunshine. Threatened rain all day, but did not. I went in to the Green's and fed Debby and stayed with her while they went to pancake supper at the school. N called to say they would be starting an hour or so for Alicia's. Geo, she & Moby.
9 Oct Sun. Some cooler but sunshiny & pleasant. Went to church & S.S. Marvin came for me as A & J are away.
10 Oct Mon.Warm & pleasant. I washed in a.m. Went down town mostly to do errands for Mrs. S. Called for a short time at Miss Halsey's.
11 Oct Tue. Still warmer. I ironed then washed all the windows down stairs on outside this a.m. Mrs. Heimer called this p.m.
12 Oct Wed. Warm & bright. I went down to Wood's store this a.m. To get materials for jello salad for the supper Fri nite in case I go. Norma called to say they had returned from Ohio. Jessie & Alta Hale called this p.m a short item. I went over to Adelia to take mail and borrow a dish for the salad.
13 Oct Thu. Cloudy & mild. Looked like rain, but did not. We turned the rug around in the living room to-day. Mr. Harrison helped us spread it back down. I made salad for the supper at church to-morrow nite.
14 Oct Fri. Mild temp. Began raining toward night. A dedication supper was held to-nite in the social rooms of the church. I went with the Riders. Not as many attended as would perhaps had it been a pleasant evening. A very good supper and a pleasant time. Used new dishes & silver (stainless steel) new kitchen, all looked nice. It was to dedicate the new dishes, silver and changes in the kitchen.
15 Oct sat. Has rained off & on all day. Some quite hard showers. Mrs. S had word that Edward is coming to-morrow. I made date & nut bread.
16 Oct Sun. Rained more or less all day. I went to church & S.S. We hear on radio of terrible floods in some parts of the State also in Penn & Conn. I went over to Adelia's to take mail. Hazel Halbert died this a.m. Lula called to tell me. Edward Seaman came in this even.
17 Oct Mon. Cloudy & cool. I washed but it wasn't very drying. Had a letter from Carrie. They are having a fine time and all going well so far.
18 Oct Tue. Cool. Cloudy. Edward S. Took me down to Hazel Halbert's funeral at Joyce's. I rode up to the cemetery with Lula Halbert. She left me at P.O. Then I went to Victory store. saw the Tillson's there, and they brought me home.
19 Oct Wed. Cool. Cloudy. Sun came out for a short time once or twice. We met at Norma's for our early reunion. The Roshirts, Winnie, Myrtle, Carol & Nancy & their children. Helen and Larry. had a good dinner and pleasant time as usual.
20 Oct Thu. Cool. Mostly sunny. I baked do & nut bread, etc. This p.m. Went in and stayed with Debby while her mother went down town. Went over to Harris' while the rest ate supper.
21 Oct Fri. The Ladies of our church served a public supper in the social rooms at 5:30 & 6:30. I made 2 apple pies and went down with Mrs. Russel and helped in the kitchen. Came home with Mrs. S & Edward who went. There were 120 or so at the supper. Think they cleared $100 or more. Mrs S. Went to the Dentists
22 Oct Sat. There was a frost this a.m. The first here of the season. Quite a heavy fog. Made date & nut bread, etc. Went in and stayed with the Green little ones this even while the folks went to a dance at the school for a short time.
23 Oct Sun. Colder than yesterday a.m. 20 Degrees, we hear. No fog. I went to church & S.S. Edward S started for home this a.m.
24 Oct Mon. Cloudy by spells but no rain till mid afternoon. I washed and clothes are dried. Windy. Damage done in Oneonta. I went in to the Greenes and watched T.V. Arthur Godfrey & "I Love Lucy." Both were good. Anyway the Talent show was fine and I love Lucy, funny as usual. Sent order for Helen to Wards.
25 Oct Tue. Above 30 degrees this a.m. Mostly cloudy & cold. We changed our beds back so have our own rooms. I did a little cleaning up stairs. Went over to Harris' this p.m. Amasa came in this evening and helped Mrs. S about social security. Cold to-nite.
26 Oct Wed.. Norma, Rita & David stopped for a short time to bring us a 1/2 bu or so of tomatoes. D is 5 mo to-day. Our Miss Soc met at the church to-nite. I went with Mrs. Rider.
27 Oct Thu. Cool this a.m. But quite a pleasant day. I canned 8 pts of tomatoes.
28 Oct Fri. Frosty a.m. But real warm & pleasant this p.m. Went over to Harris' to take mail in p.m. Cleaned down stairs. Had long letter from Helen.
29 Oct Sat. Partly cloudy. But mild and comfortable. I cleaned rugs & floor in front room and some other cleaning up stairs. Went over to Harris' late in p.m. While Mrs S. Took a nap. Had some Halloween callers. The little Russel boy & his sisters.
30 Oct Sun. Went to church & S.S. Rode with Mr. Russel as Teeds were away. It has rained more or less all day. Judy Green went to S.S with Helen. Mary and the little folks called a short time this p.m. We went in to the Green's a few min. We are on standard time now.
31 Oct Mon. It cleared off during the nite and has been a nice day. Good drying. I did a large washing. Spent some time scoring nylon stockings as am disposing of them. Went over to Harris to take mail. Jessie called this p.m. To leave our engagement calendars. Cooler to-nite.

1 Nov Tue. Ironed in a.m. This p.m. I went down town. Called at Mrs. Heimers. Lovely day.
2 Nov Wed. Warm for time of year and mostly sunny. I went to the Beebe's to call in p.m. Took some candy for Mrs. Tillapaugh. She is in bed with arthritis. Carrie & Walter came in this evening and made quite a call.
3 Nov Thu. Partly clear all a.m. Began raining in p.m. And kept it up mostly all p.m. & evening. I did some baking in a.m. This ps.m. Straightened bureau drawers & did some regulating in clothes press. Cooler to-nite.
4 Nov Fri. Mostly cloudy. Cool. Friendly Circle met to nite at the church. I went with Adelia. Rob't took us. Mrs. Heimer went too. There were 27 there. Mrs. Hanford was there. We brought gifts to her of eatables to help on Sun nite suppers. There were two large boxes "to be opened Sun,"
5 Nov Sat. Dr. Hust. Quite cold this a.m. But cloudy and no frost. Cloudy all day. Mrs. Jones called this evening. She brought some turnips to us.
6 Nov Sun. Cloudy & cool. Went to church & S.S. Went down to P>O late in p.m. To mail a letter to Helen then went over to Harris' a while.
7 Nov Mon. Cloudy & cool all day. Looked like rain but did not till nearly nite it began gently. I washed but it was a poor day to dry. Bro't in and put in the cellar towards nite.
8 Nov Tue. Election Day. Very cold this a.m. And fair. Seemed more mild in p.m. Some one came for me to go down to vote. I went on down to Woodshed for ticket to Sidney. At five & dime, then called at M Teeds to see Christmas cards. Stopped at Woods, Kinch's & PO. Letter from H. I plan to go up there Thu.
9 Nov Wed. Cold. Mostly cloudy. I made 2 pies and canned 4 pts tomatoes. Went over to Harris' this p.m.
10 Nov Thu. Cold. Sunny in a.m. Helen came down for me soon after noon. We went down St to do shopping etc. I mended in p.m. And bro't some things home to do. H bro't me home between 8 & 9. It began raining about dark and kept it up as we came down.
11 Nov Fri. Veteran's Day. No school. Cool. Mostly cloudy and a very little storm. Ground white this a.m. But all melted off in a.m. I went over to Harris' to take mail in p.m. Jessie called with calendars for Mrs. S.
12 Nov Sat. Cloudy early but some sunshine later and rather mild. Mr. Harrison took off screen doors and put on storm windows in p.m. I made date & nut bread for Mrs. S to send to Katherine
13 Nov Sun. Bright in a.m. But clouded up and rained a little. Kept cloudy. I went to church & S.S. With Mr. Green. Norma came over late in p.m. And made quite a call. Bro't quite a lot of tomatoes, also some things for our lunch.
14 Nov Mon. Mostly cloudy. Threatened rain. I washed but hung most of the clothes in cellar. Mrs. Green took me down to Dr. Hust's office office and came for me, I had to wait longer than usual. It was mild, but seems colder to-nite.
15 Nov Tue. I canned 10 cans of different sizes of tomatoes. Gave Mrs. Green & Adelia each a few, so disposed of nearly all of them. Mostly cloudy, not very cold.
16 Nov Wed. It rained during the nite and all the morning till about 11. I rode to Sidneywith Dr. Joseph. had the appointment at 10:00. Waited in the hotel till about noon. Read some. Then went down to the store where bus stops. Did some shopping. Came home on 12.56 bus.
17 Nov Thu. Cold & windy. The coldest day we have. Had. Some sunshine too. I had planned to go over to Cope's but Mrs. S didn't feel well so I phoned I couldn't go. She has felt fairly well to day. I cleaned up stairs this a.m. Went over to Harris' to take mail this p.m. Have a cold the first in a long time.
18 Nov Fri. Not as cold or windy. A little snow occasionally. Did the usual Fri cleaning. This p.m. I cracked quite a bag of Butternuts for the Teeds also a few black walnuts.
19 Nov Sat. Dr. Hust. Snowed more or less all day. Not very cold. I baked pie & Johnny cake. Picked out nuts for Jessie.
20 Nov Sun. Rather cold all day. Colder at nite. I stayed with the little Greene's while the parents went to church. They, with others, United with the church to-day. To-day the canvassers were out for every member canvas. mr. Russel called in p.m.
21 Nov Mon. Rather cloudy & windy. I washed part of the clothes. Hung in basement. Went in and helped Mrs. Green some as she is sick. Went over to Harris' to take mail. Jessie called to nite to get some nuts. Forty eight years ago to-day we were married.
22 Nov Tue. Sunshine this a.m. Cloudy in p.m. I washed some. Then did the ironing for last week & this. Picked out the rest of Jessie's nuts. Sent a check for Helen two night gowns.
23 Nov Wed. Not quite as cold. Cloudy and a little light rain in p.m. I baked huckleberry pie & a tin of biscuits this a.m. The Greene's started for NJ to spend Thanksgiving with his parents.
24 Nov Thu. Thanksgiving Day. Mostly sunny and not too cold. Mrs. S & I were here alone. We had oyster stew for lunch and lamb shops for dinner, huckleberry pie & sweet potatoes, etc. We were well satisfied and did not over eat.
25 Nov Fri. Mostly cloudy and rather windy & cold. I went over to Harris' late in a.m. To take mail.
26 Nov Sat. Dr. Hust. Cold. Mostly cloudy. Some light snow. Mrs. S began not feeling well a while before lunch and called the doctor in p.m. He came and gave several kinds of medicine including a prescription which Mr. Kinch bro't up. We cleaned the silver. I baked a tin of biscuits.
27 Nov Sun. I did not go to church as Mrs. S did not feel well yesterday and I tho't I'd better see that she had her medicine, etc. Rather cold but only part of the day. I went to the motion picture "Martin Luther" at the Baptist church with Norma & Freddie at 5 o'clock. it was well worth seeing. The Greene's arrived home about 7:00.
28 Nov Mon Not very cold this a.m. But rained some then was colder and snowed a little. Jessie went to Sidney Hospital to all on Mrs. McRae, Lizzie Pearce & Mrs. Marcellus. Found Lula Halbert there too. Mrs. Huffmire went with us. It seems quite cold to nite. Talked with N. She wasn't feeling at all good. Throat and neck bad. Had been to Dr. Brian.
29 Nov Tue. Dr. Hust. Very cold. -2 degrees at the Greene's. I did Mrs S's washing and hung in cellar. Ironed what I washed yesterday that needed it. Went over to Harris' to take mail. Went in and stayed with the Greene children while she went down town. N is feeling some better but not very good. Cold to nite. Has been all day.
30 Nov Wed. Snowed a little but didn't amount to much. Sun shone some. Heavy snow and cold in W & N parts of state. I made a recipe of fondant this p.m. Washed Windows & curtains in pantry & kitchen. Not a very busy day. Mrs. S didn't feel very good toward nite. N feeling better. Rather cold to-nite but not as cold as last nite.

1 Dec Thu. Mostly sunny. Not as cold as it has been but feels wintry. A little snow came during the nite. I washed Windows in front room, dining room, and den. Cleaned partly up stairs and made 2 kinds of candy. Did not have extra good luck with either.
2 Dec Fri. Snowed quite a little. I kept busy with the usual Fri work. Finished up stairs etc. Went over to Harris' to take mail. Friendly Circle met to nite at the church. Christmas meeting. We had a pleasant time. 20 there. Rob't H took Adelia & I. Came home with M. Teeds.
3 Dec Sat. Not as cold. Snow melted considerably. Not much accomplished. Mrs. S rec'd a big box of fine apples. We stored them away and I fixed an extra clothes line in cellar, etc. Raining a little to-nite.
4 Dec Sun. Rained thru the night. The ground is bare. It rained more or less all the a.m. I went to S.S with Mr. Green, and came back with him after church. Dark and cloudy all p.m. I wrote some letters. Mrs. Rider gave me the Christmas tree to use during the holidays as she did last year.
5 Dec Mon. Rather cold. Stormed a little. Hung clothes in cellar. I made some mashed potato candy which seems nice. Mr. Kinch bro't wintergreen ext. which helped. I peaked a box to take over to Carries' if I go tomorrow or soon. Talked with her this a.m.
6 Dec Tue. Snowed a little during the nite. Walter came for me at about 9 o'clock. We went down for Mrs. Vroman to stay with Mrs. S. Sunny all day but grew cold toward nite. We started about 4 o'clock for home. Stopped at Teeds and got yew for Christmas trimmings.
7 Dec Wed. Cold this morning. Not much above zero. moderated a little during the day but colder at nite. I went over to Harris' to take mail. Katherine Teed came in to bring Christmas cards. We gave her money to buy birthday gift for Miss Hitt.
8 Dec Thu. Not as cold. Did some baking. Made fondant candy. Jessie came in the even to show a garment she had made for little C Teed. Norma phoned in evening that Alicia & Tom haves a baby girl born this a.m. Weighs ss lb 10 oz. (Janice, my daughter's birth. AP) had letter from Helen.
9 Dec Fri. Moderate temp. Snowed by spells all day. I went down to P>O & to Kinch's this p.m. Stopped at Adelia's. Quite cold to-nite. Snowed this evening.
10 Dec Sat. Cold this a.m. Sunny & cloudy by spells. Not much snow. But snowed some during nite so there is a fair amount now, enough to whiten the ground. I cleaned up stairs, and kitchen. Made up the fondant I cooked Thu. It is very good. N starts for O at 12:30 to-night to be with Alicia a wk and help car for baby, etc.
11 Dec Sun. Cold. I rode to church & S.S with the Riders and came back with Mr. Green. Helen came down in late p.m. To talk over Christmas gifts etc. Get mending. She brought more.
12 Dec Mon. Cold this a.m. But gradually warmed up. Snowed by spells just flurries in a.m. I did my washing & towels. This p.m. I rode down to bank with Mr. Green, then did shopping at Meade's, Stopped at Brions & Woods. Called at Miss Halsey's. Mrs Meade delivered my p'kgs. I called at Harris'. Did some Christmas writing.
13 Dec Tue.. Not as cold. lousy all day. I washed, fixed the last year's wreath, and got it up. Wrote more cards and took them over to Harris. Rec'd box of candy from Carrie R. Wrote cards all evening.
14 Dec Wed. Dr. Hust. Cold this a.m. But warmed up in p.m. I wrote letters, arms, and took over to Harris'. Wrote all evening.
15 Dec Thu. Snowed about 5 in during the night. Not very cold this a.m. But colder in p.m. I swept porches. I got quite a few cards off to-day. Took over to Harris. Called the Collins to see if N had written or that they had heard, but they hadn't.
16 Dec Fri. Snowed some during nite so I swept porch. Colder but not very cold. After cleaning rooms, I wrote cards. Took mail over to Harris' in p.m. No word from Norma yet. I feel anxious. Amasa is sick. Had Dr 3 times.
17 Dec Sat. Cold this morning. Colder at nite. Rita called to say she had heard from Norma. Alicia and all are alright, but neither Geo nor I have heard from N yet. Jessie called to say that Amasa had a poor nite. I called Marvin this evening and A is much better.
18 Dec Sun. Went to church & S..S. With Mr. Green. Wrote Christmas cards in p.m.
19 Dec Mon. Richmond stopped in to leave candy, boxes. He said Mary wan't coming down for Christmas, so I hurried and got her packages ready and Mr G will mail to-morrow. Took mail over to H.
20 Dec Tue. I worked some at candy making and got Helen's p'kg ready for them when they can come for it. Also wrote some cards & letters and took over to Harris'. Very cold to-nite. Norma came home this evening.
21 Dec Wed. -23 degrees this a.m at Green's them. I did Mrs. S washing and worked at the candy. Took mail over to Harris'. Not quite as cold we think as last evening.
22 Dec Thu. Winter officially at 10:20 a.m. Not as cold this morning. Zero or 20. Snowed all a.m. And part of p.m. I finished the candy making and packed Norma's box. Helen & Phil stopped in for their box this evening. I went in and stayed with Debby while the Green's went to Christmas party at the church.
23 Dec Fr. Cold at leas 10 degrees below zero, I believe this a.m. I made date & nut bread then packed candy boxes and small p'kg (4 of them). Took boxes over to Harris' for them & Kenneth.
24 Dec Sat. Not as cold. I was busy getting cleaning etc done. Geo came in with a p'kg from Norma & one from her & Alicia. I went in this even and helped the Green's stuff their turkey.
25 Dec Sun. Not cold. Thawed all nite. some bare ground in the yard. I went to church with the Green's. A cantata & tableau. Nice music & service. This evening I went with the Green's to see the Christmas decorations at the various homes. Very pretty. Colder to nite.
26 Dec Mon. Not very cold. Cloudy. Snow flurries at times. I did my washing. Rested twice. Seemed like a holiday. I wrote to Carrie this p.m.
27 Dec Tue. Rather cold. I ironed. Went over to Harris' to take mail. Carrie & Walter called between five & six to-nite. The Green's started for NJ soon after noon to-day to be away rest of the week.
28 Dec Wed. 10 degrees below this a.m. Cold all day but will not be quite as cold I think to nite. I washed for Mrs. S and did odd jobs. Wrote 2 letters.
29 Dec Thu. 10 degrees above or so. Quite mild in p.m. So I went down st. Had errands at Kinch's & PO & Brions. It started snowing and covered the walks but did not keep it up. Stopped at Harris' both ways. Stopped. Am trying out my new pen point.
30 Dec Fri. About 25 degrees this a.m. Snowed a little and has been windy and rather cold this p.m. 6 degrees above in late p.m. Norma has heard from Alicia which is good news. Both she and baby are doing fine. Tom is not very well. Walter & Beverly about ready to start for the East.
31 Dec Sat. Snowed some this a.m. Not very cold. had a long letter from Helen. They are pretty good now. Did not accomplish much to-day. Swept snow off porch and steps twice. Did some Etta work on the kitchen stove, leaning out ashes etc.

END OF 1955 DIARY

1 Jan 1956. About 6 or 7 in of snow came during the nite. I swept off the porch & side walk to main. The snow plow came on sidewalk later. I went to church with the Riders. Jessie came down for me about 3 o'clock. After five, I came home with Mr. & Mrs. Terbush who called there. The Green's came in about 7 o'clock.
(I do not have the rest of the 1956 diary at this time. AP)

1957 COPY of DIARY of NELLIE CONVERSE CARR 1877-1968 Age 79, 80.

1 Aug Thu. Mostly sunny. Comfortable temp. I cleaned silverware this a.m.
2 Aug Fri. A bright comfortable day. Did Fri cleaning down stairs.
3 Aug Sat. Warm & sunny till late p.m. Then thunder showers went around. It rained here a little between 7 & 8. Mrs. Jones called this evening. The Greens went to Georgetown to Old Home Day.
4 Aug Sun. I went with Amasa & Jessie to Gilbertsville this evening to see colored slides that Rev. Walter Graig showed of the Holy Land. The Riders went too. The pictures were very interesting. Quite a large attendance. Mrs. Green staid with Mrs. S.
5 Aug Mon Cool--partly cloudy windy. Good drying. I went over to Harris this p.m. Helped Mrs G pick beans & greens.
6 Aug Tue. Very cool all day. Partly cloudy. A very little rain. Helen stopped for a short time on her way up to Otego. I took some beet greens, cooked over to Harris'
7 Aug Wed. Sunny & warmer. A perfect day. Norma bro't squash, s corn, black berries s7 cukes. Mr. & Mrs. Coney called with a Mr. & Mrs. Peters from Cooperstown this p.m. Mrs. Poverty also Mrs. Gibson called this evening.
8 Aug Thu. Some cloudiness. Moderate temp. Warmer in p.m. Mrs. S seems to be feeling better and has better appetitive. Mrs. Lawrence called this p.m.
9 Aug Fri. Mostly cloudy, moderate temp a little rain in a.m. I went over to Harris' this even. Visited with Vivian a while outside.
10 Aug Sat. Mostly cloudy and light rain by spells in a.m. I went down town in p.m. Called at Mrs. Freers. Errands at drug store and Victory store.
11 Aug Sun. Quite cool this a.m. Warmed up and was a nice day. Jessie called with squash & tomatoes. We read & I wrote letters. (Roseola).
12 Aug Mon. Roseola. Rained during last nite. Clearing to-day & cooler. N phoned that Rita's baby is sick & in hospital. Had a convulsion yesterday. Is some better to night.
13 Aug Tue. Cool all day. Mostly sunny. Talked with N to nite. Henry is better. Temp 101. Amasa bro't huckleberries. I took string beans over to Adelia
14 Aug. Wed. Cool in a.m. Warmed up in p.m. And warm evening. Mr. H cleaned the stove. Had a busy day doing odd jobs. Henry much better. Temp normal.
15 Aug Thu. Dr. Hust. Warm all day. As high as in the 60's. Had a busy day cleaning up stairs etc. I went over to Adelia's to-nite. Called at Vivian's. Dr. Hust called after his vacation of 4 wk.
16 Aug Fri. --
17 Aug Sat. I was busy all day cooking chicken and getting ready for Catherine, Ed & Jeanne. They came about 7 o'clock. Carrie & Walter came for me about 8.
18 Aug Sun. We went up to Cooperstown to Pres church toWalter Graig's church, Pres.
Drove around by Fynmere Home then ate lunch by the lake. Called at the Thanksgiving Home to see Sarah Brown. Mrs. Hanford and France's Seaman. Called at Glenn Saunders, Lizzie Benedict, but she wasn't able to see us. Celia Halbert and Mary Deitz.
19 Aug Mon. Walter took me up to the High Pt to see the aid to air planes. Called at Filer's, and Paul Tillson's. In p.m. We went to Oxford W.R.H to see Adelia Donaldson. Called at Irene's (not home) also Barbara Gould's (not home) then at Effie Medburys. A thunder shower came up while we were there. Norma came over in the evening. (David with her) for me. Geo was sick and had Dr in the nite. Fred also toothache. Geo had gas pocket.
20 Aug Tue. Both Geo & Fred better. Fred went down to dentists. Geo didn't work. N worked at pickles. I took a nice nap. In evening we rode with Geo to Masonville lake to see a man who has a job for Geo.
21 Aug Wed. We, N, David & I started for Bing to see Helen & family about ten o'clock. Had light showers after we got there. Helen went to Bing to get feed for ponies & N, D, & I went too. Rained quite hard while we were there. We got home between 6 & 7. N took me home in evening.
22 Aug Thu. I washed, etc. Quite warm in p.m.
23 Aug Fri.--
24 Aug Sat. Catherine & Jeanne left to-day for Suffield. Fair day.
25 Aug Sun. Old Home Day at Guilford church. I went with J & A. Mary Sisson came and stayed with Mrs. S. We had a pleasant day. Not as many attended as usual. Comfortable day but clouded up and sprinkled as we were leaving and drizzled some but not to make it unpleasant. Carrie & Walter were there.
26 Aug Mon. Sprinkled a little early so I didn't wash. Cloudy mostly all day. I went over to Coles and to Harris' to call.
27 Aug Tue. Cloudy early. I washed and it turned out to be a fine drying day. Norma called in p.m with squares, tomatoes, & sweet corn. I made dill pickles, got apples ready for pies in a.m.
28 Aug Wed. Mostly cloudy & cool. Norma went to Bing. (I suppose) to spend 2 days at Helen's. A card from Betty saying she would not be here to visit for a while as is having her teeth out, and new dentures etc. Made appointment with Mr. Elliot for Tues. Sept 10 at 1 o'clock.
29 Aug Thu. Hust. Cool. Cloudy. A few sprinkles in p.m. Mrs. S. 92 birthday. She had 26 cards or more. Catherine sent glads. Mrs. Pomeroy called. N called this evening after getting back from Bing.
30 Aug Fri. Rather cool, cloudy. The Greens left for Hackettstown this noon. Mrs. Jones called this evening. I went over to Harris' in p.m. I talked with Rita. Tuie has virus pneumonia. Is in hospital.
31 Aug Sat. Cool in a.m. Very warm and pleasant in p.m.

1 Sep Sun. Rather Cool. Warm & bright in p.m. Alicia called from Collins. They came at 10 this a.m. Edward came around 6:30.
2 Sept Mon. threatened rain. But good drying. Quite warm. I went over to Harris' to-night.
3 Sep Tue. Very warm & humid. Alicia, Tom & Janice called this p.m.
4 Sep Wed. Our mother's birthday. Not as humid. Talked with Rita. Tuie some better.
5 Sep Thu. --
6 Sep Fri. Talked with Rita. Henry some better but Norma not very good. Was bending over cleaning ice box and something gave way in her stomach caused pain in side & shoulder. They called the dr.
7 Sep Sat. Norma some better. Is to keep quiet. Alicia & Tom still there as car is still being serviced. Mostly cloudy. Mild
8 Sep Sun. Mostly fair. Sun hot. Cool air. Freddy came over for me this p.m. And I went over to see Norma who isn't improving much. When I got back between 6 & 7 the folks were eating supper! Cool evening.
9 Sep Mon. Ed. Started for Phil soon after noon. I did a small washing. N not much of any better. I took fish over to Harris'.
10 Sep Tue. Jessie took me down to Dr. Elliot's to have eyes tested. We called briefly at Mrs. Melicks, then I went home with her. Helped look over huckleberries. Amasa bro't me home at five. Teed's gave us berries, apples, melon & tomato. Mrs. Sisson stayed here (4 hrs). N a little better.
11 Sep Wed. Cool a.m. Warm day. I went over to Harris' after supper. N better.
12 Sep Thu. Partly cloudy. Warm & humid. N still better. Went over to Rita's in a.m.
13 Sep Fri. Just. Will's b-day. He would have been 91. Very warm & humid. Showers toward nite. Short duration.
14 Sep Sat. Weather about the same. Threatening rain but mostly sprinkles. N some better but not good. Mrs. Jones called this even. Bro't lovely petunias & "mums" Made 2 apple pies.
15 Sep Sun. Cloudy. Mild. A very little rain. I read, wrote letters & rested.
16 Sep Mon. Cloudy. A nice shower in p.m. (Tho rather short). The clothes poles Brooke so we had to fuss with wet clothes. Mrs. Green rinsed & dried them, then I put them on her line, and they partly dried before it rained.
17 Sep Tue. Mostly sunny. Comfortable temp. I went down town in p.m. Called at Miss Halsey's. Nice day to be out. Beautiful sunset.
18 Sep Wed. Pleasant day. Cool a.m. Another nearly so pretty sunset.
19 Sep Thu. Cool a.m but comfortable bright day. I made lemon pies & prune cake. Washed my hair. Went over to Harris' in p.m. Stopped and talked with Mrs Banta at Gregory's.
20 Sep Fri. Sprinkled also rained by spells this a.m. Mostly cloudy. Mrs. Jones called this evening.
21 Sep Sat. Hust. Very warm & humid. I cleaned ice box. Threatened rain-not a sprinkle. Called at Harris' & talked with Mrs Banta on the porch.
22 Sep Sun. Very warm & humid. Still warmer than yesterday. Looked like rain all day and began toward nite. Rained by spells, then a thunder shower in evening but no great am't of rain fell. I went to church. Mrs. G came in some to look at Mrs. S.
23 Sep Mon. 24.--
25 Sep Wed. I rode down with Dr. Joseph. Had appointment at 10:30. Went up to Mrs. Melick to wait for bus, also went to Elliots for my glasses. Mrs. Sisson came -- at nine & stayed till I came. Nearly five. Lurene was coming to U so bro't me home. Mrs. S was sick all day, ate nothing.
26 Sep Thu. Mrs S. Not at all good all day.
27 Sep Fri. Mrs. S a little better. Frances S. Called in p.m. Mrs. S had an uneasy night. I was on the couch all nite. Slept some. Frost this a.m.
28 Sep Sat. Called for HUST. Frost or hard freeze. Rather bright.
29 Sep Sun. Pleasant. the frost in a.m
30 Sep Mon. Good drying day. Mrs. Gibson called. I went over to Adelia's after supper.

1 Oct Tue. Had a nice b day. Pleasant day. Mostly sunny. Mrs Webb called. Norma came over in p.m. Bro't cards from her & Rita also a lovely pink stole. We let her have pt cans. She bro't tomatoes. Amasa came for me about 5:15 and I went up there for supper. Avid (North) Taylor & husband were there besides Carrie & Walter. Carrie made a nice b-day cake & Avis a salad. I had several b-day cards. Mary Sisson came while I was away.
2 Oct Wed. Mostly bright. I went over to Harris' a while after supper. Norma fell & hurt her foot.
3 Oct Thu. Joan's b-day. Mary & children came down home last even to spend the day to day. She came down for me at 11:00 (or later) and I stayed till between 4 & 5. She bro't me back and went over to Norma's to call. A bright day but cool air. We went out to see the ponies in barn & pastures. Mary S. Stayed here.
4 Oct Fri. Helen's b-day. N for better but not well Friendly Circle met to-nite.
5 Oct Sat Pleasant day. I went over to Harris' after supper.
6 Oct Sun. Rather mild temp. Jessie called in the evening.
7 Oct Mon. Threatened rain but was a fair day for drying.
8 Oct Tue. Walter came over for me at about 11:00 and I stayed till 4:45. It rained by spells all day. The foliage was beautiful tho some foggy so we couldn't see the woods in the distance.
9 Oct Wed. Pleasant day. I went over to Harris' and saw Vivian a minute. Got ready for Edward, sleeping etc.
10 Oct Thu. Ed came in at 3:00 a.m. I've been busy at little things. Baked pie & cake. Amasa
Bro't Mr. & Mrs. Ackert to call briefly. N came in p.m & bro't tomatoes.
11 Oct Fri. Cool. Some cloudiness. I didn't feel very well and just did odd jobs. Ed went fishing. Mrs. Jones called in p.m. Also evening.
12 Oct Sat. Quite a nice day. Bright. I made 2 pies, etc Rec'd candy from Carrie R.
13 Oct Sun. Comfortable temp. I went over to Adelia's to nite.
14 Oct Mon.--
15 Oct Tue. Lovely day as was yesterday. Phone call from Katherine. We think we are going to Suffield.
16 Oct Wed. --
17 Oct Thu. I went down to Dr. H at 11:30. Ed took me. Mary S. Came at four and helped so I made quite a start up stairs getting things looked up & packed. Mr & Mrss. Jones called this p.m. Evening.
18 Oct Fri. Cool. Some cloudiness. Didn't feel very well and just did odd jobs. Ed went fishing. Mrs. Jones called in p.m. Also evening.
19 Oct Sat. We started for Suffield at 12:00. Had.a nice trip. some light rain for 2 hrs or so then clear and lovely foliage in Catskills & Berkshire Mts. We arrived at C at 5. Quite tired, but not ill.. Slept sound. Had nice steak dinner to-night. Mrs. S ate well..
20 Oct Sun. Mrs. S. Quite out of humor because we came. Better in p.m. Rested quite a lot.
21 Oct Mon. Business really started. Little ones coming in at 8:15. Very noisy with auto's etc. to ride. Mrs. S so put out to think she's here. Better later as not so much noise. Everything well planned. C & I had lunch soon after 12:00. I had a good rest in p.m. This a.m. Straightened drawers. Etc.
22 Oct Tue. Lovely day. I have to stay up stairs in a.m. As the children have the down stairs rooms. I wrote to Norma, mended, rested, etc. Mrs. S. Had a more contented day. Wrote a letter to H & N.
23 Oct Wed.Another fine mild day. The trunk came to-day and we unpacked it. I did hand washing in p.m. Threatening rain. Wrote to Adelia & Mrs. Halsey.
24 Oct Thu. 25--
26 Oct Sat. Had letters & cards for the first. Cooler. Set clocks back.
27 Oct Sun. Had a letter from Helen. Jean took me along when she went to shop. Also rode about town a little. Not too cold.
28 Oct Mon--
29 Oct Tue. Mild. I walked down town a ways this a.m.
30 Oct Wed. Mild. I have a cough and back ache. Not serious. Did hand washing in p.m.
31 Oct Thu. Rita's letter. Henry a year old to day. Rec'd a letter from Norma. Mild.

1 Nov Fri. --
2 Nov Sat. Rainy. Do not feel very good.
3 Nov Sun. Mostly cloudy. Some light rain Mild.
4 Nov Mon. Cloudy. I washed, finished drying in cellar.
5 Nov Tue. Ironed. Still not feeling as I should. Pleasant mostly.
6 Nov Wed.Washed. Hung clothes in cellar. Head from N.J. Carrie, Adelia & ..... ?.. Seaman.
7 Nov. Thu, 8, 9. --
10 Nov. Sun. The Bevans came at 1:00 to day.
11 Nov Mon. Veterans Day. The folks left for LI. At 1:00 p.m.
12 Nov Tue. Mrs. S & I rec'd a box of flowers (mum) from Mrs. San y's (?AP) funeral. Two large bouquets. Lovely weather each day.
13 Nov Wed. Quite mild and sunny.
14 Nov Thu.
15 Nov Fri. Mostly nice, mild, bright weather. A good rain one night (1 in) but bright the next day. (For days 14-17)
16 Nov Sat. A letter from Norma saying Geo is sick and in hosp for x-Ray.
17 Nov Sun. Rather mild & pleasantly cool wind. I walked down as far as the Baptist church this p.m.
18 Nov Mon. --
19 Nov Tue. Card from N that Geo is comfortable in hospital. No special from x rays. Alicia has baby boy born Nov 14. Rainy to day & evening.
20 Nov Wed. --
21 Nov Thu. 50 yr ago we were married. Rec'd lovely rose from the family here.
22 Nov Fri. Rec'd letter from Alicia telling of birth of Daniel Neil, Nov 14. Letter from Helen. Rich has broken bone in finger. Colder to day. Bright. Stevie not very well.
23 Nov Sat. I went with Catherine on bus to Springfield starting about 10:00. We went to 3 stores, had lunch. I found Christmas cards, etc.
24, 25, 26.--
27 Nov Wed. I went to Thanks. Service in Baptist church this evening with Catherine.
28 Nov Thu. A lovely mild day. Wesley Coney & wife were here for inner which was a turkey one with many "fixers." Extra good. Clouded up in p.m. And rained during nite.
29 Nov Fri. --
30 Nov Sat. Rained all day.

1 Dec Sun. Mostly bright. Cold.
2 Dec Mon. Cold. Rec'd letter from N. George's better. May go to work.
3 Dec Tue. Cold about 32 degrees.
4 Dec Wed. Had letter from Helen. Cold & windy. I went down town and went to stores & PO.
5 Dec Thu, 6. 7. --
8 Dec Sun. Mild. Cloudy. Wrote to Carrie.
9 Dec Mon. 10. --
11 Dec Wed. I went to PO to mail Christmas p'k'gs. I rode down with Shirley Or. It's stormed but not hard. Increased.
12 Dec Thu. Four in of snow or so. Cold. 29 or so.
13 Dec Fri. --
14 Dec Sat. Rec'd letter from Norma.
15 Dec Sun. Wrote cards & letters all my spare time. Wrote to Norma.
16 Dec Mon. Rec'd letters from Carrie & Helen.
17 Dec Tue. Norma called on phone to night.
18 Dec Wed. --
19 Dec Thu. Began storming toward night. Rained hard in evening.
20 Dec. Fri. Mild. Snow all gone.
21 Dec Sat. Bright. 62 degrees. Rec'd p'kgs from Carrie & Norma.
22 Dec Sun. Writing cards all this wk. Weather mild.
23 Dec Mon. Writing & sending cards. I went down to Dr. Coats this even. He gave me prescription for vitamins.
24 Dec Tue. Notes from Carrie. Mr. Prior took me down to Thomsonville to a foot Dr. Chiropodist, a Dr. Taylor. He did a good job. Cloudy. Mild.
25 Dec. Wed. A mild sunny Christmas. We had a ver pleasant--happy peaceful Christmas. A long tree. Neighbor's came to dinner at 2:30. We had a very nice steak with everything to go with it. I rec'd a nice lot of presents from Mrs. S, Catherine & Jean. Edward & Wendy also Carrie, Norma, Alicia. Candy from Carrie R.
26 Dec Thu. A very rainy day.
27 Dec Fri. Sunny & mild for this time of yr.
28 Dec Sat. Have letters from Carrie, Helen U Norma. Cloudy mostly. Mrs. S. Hasn't felt as good since Christmas.
29 Dec Sun. Mild. Partly cloudy. Began taking Metamucil. Wrote letters etc.
30 Dec Mon. Mild. Rec'd letter & Ideals booklet from Carrie.
31 Dec Tue. --

THIS IS THE END OF DIARY FOR 1957. She continues 1958 in the same book.

1958 COPY of DIARY of NELLIE CONVERSE CARR 1877-1968 Age 80, 81

1 Jan Wed, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. --
7 Jan Tue. Rec'd letter from Carrie. I went to Springfield with Shirley Orr and was measured for a truss. Began snowing Late in p.m.
8 Jan Wed. 8 or 10 in of snow this a.m. Many schools closed. Catherine did not teach. Colder to night.
9 Jan Thu. 10. --
11 Jan Sat. Catherine & I went to Springfield on 11:20. I could not get my truss finished in time to come home with her so waited til 5:30. Cold.
12 Jan Sun. --
13 Jan Mon. Had a letter from Helen. Cold.
14 Jan Tue. A bad storm. Rain & sleet. Icy. Schools closed around. Jean did not go to work. Catherine school closed.
15 Jan Wed. Gradually warmer. Street slushy. Jean not feeling well so did not go to work. Has cold & head ache.
16 Jan Thu. 17. --
18 Jan Sat. Catherine & I went to Springfield on 9:40 bus. Came home on 2:00. I went to Surgical shop for check up on truss. Cold & icy walks.
19 Jan Sun. Dr Coats came & told Mrs S that she's to go to nursing home. The ambulance came for Mrs. S at 2:30. Catherine went with her mother. Jean drove and took things.
(Another account on page before. AP). Mrs. S was taken to the Convalescent Home & Hospital in Windsor Locks this afternoon in ambulance. I phone Helen that I was ready to come home when weather was right.
20 Jan Mon. --
21 Jan Tue. Catherine found by phoning that we had better not go to N home to see Mrs. Seaman yet. Helen & Betty came between 2 & 3 for me. We got off around three. Made good time till we left Albany when it began to rain-freezing on. Slow traveling for some time then better for the last 50 miles or so. Left Betty at the Baptist home. Late evening when we got to Helen's.
22 Jan Wed. --
23 Jan Thu. Rich & Helen brought me to Norma's in evening.
24 Jan. Fri. N went to Sidney for groceries and I went along and called at Mrs. Melicks while she was at store.
25 Jan Sat. Snowing this a.m. Turned to rain and thawing during nite.
26 Jan Sun. N & Geo went to Unadilla Bap church and I went along to Pres church. Thawing. Some rain in p.m. N & G went for a ride in p.m. Rita & family were over in p.m. & stayed all evening.
27 Jan Mon. Snowed during the nite. Trees beautiful. N did small washing.
28 Jan Tue. Snowed & rained in a.m. N went to Sidney to do errands in a.m. In even N & G went down to Hayes. Freddie came. Seems wintery.
29 Jan Wed. --
30 Jan Thu. Temp around freezing or little above after snow flurries.
31 Jan Fri. Some sunshine also snow flurries. About freezing temp. Norma went to Sidney to shop. I went along and when N went to Norwich on an errand, I stopped at Barbara Gould's.

1 Feb. Sat.--
2 Feb Sun. We went to church Jessie & A came over to call in p.m. It snowed by spells most of the time to-day.
3 Feb. Mon. Cold. Windy.
4 Feb Tue. Cold-stormy-windy-12 degrees or so above zero. N went over to Rita's and took her to Sidney. Stormy about 1:30 when she came home.
5 Feb Wed. 6 --
7 Feb Fri. Stormy. Norma went to Unadilla to shop & do errands. I went along, called at Harris' then N took me up to Teed's. We went to F.C. Dinner party at Mrs. Riders. 27 there. Had a fine dinner & pleasant time. Very strong blustery night.
8 Feb Sat. Stormy & blustery.
9 Feb Sun. Still wintry. Am still at Teed's.
10 Feb Mon. Bright. No wind. Geo came for me in p.m. Cold night
11 Feb Tue. -3 Degrees this a.m.
12 Feb Wed. 13.
14 Feb Fri. Cold most of the week. Began snowing in a.m. N went over to Rita's early and they went to Sidney to get gro. It snowed hard Fri & Sat and blew so we couldn't get out to church. Helen & Rich called in late p.m. Betty came later. Was here to supper and spent evening.
15 Feb Sat. --
16 Feb Sun to Sat 22 Feb.. Sun even I was dizzy & sick and it kept up all day Mon & Tue. Wed a.m. Dr. Hust came. I was in bed most of the wk but up some Fri & Sat and am feeling better. But weak & not able to do anything. Fri wrote to Carrie and Sat to Mrs. Melick. Still. Cold but not zero. David came over the 11th and stayed until the 19th when Rita came for him. The driveway has been snowed in for a wk or so. Fri & Sat the snow remover was used and it was cleared. Fred came home Fri nite.
23 Feb Sun. A pleasant day. Not very cold. Some above freezing. N had headache. Geo not very good so they didn't go to church. Fred went. I read, and washed dishes 3 times. The first work I've done in a week.
24 Feb Mon. 40 degrees or so. Bright. I feel much better, but tire easily. Wrote to Helen. N & G worked on income tax in all.
25 Feb Tue. Mild. Some sunshine. Snow melting fast. G & N went to Sidney this a.m. To do errands. Geo not working yesterday & to day.
26 Feb Wed. Bright. N & I went to Sidney to do a few errands. It was Spring-like. 40 degrees or over.
27 Feb Thu. Rainy or snowing by spells. 34 degrees Sun a.m.
28 Feb Fri. Some rain & snow. 40 degrees or over. Norma went to Sidney to get groceries this a.m. Fred came home to nite. Norma took him to Sidney to go with others to see a game at Sherburne.

1 Mar Sat. Some rain. Thawing. Fred bro't a girl friend to supper.
2 Mar Sun. Thawing. Snow disappearing nicely. We went to church. Wayne Lyon & family called this p.m. Freddie left in p.m. For Cortland. Cloudy in p.m. I
3 Mar Mon. Cloudy. Some rain. 40 degrees. Geo not working. Rec'd package, candy etc from Catherine S.
4 Mar, Tue, 5, & 6. Mostly warmer. 40 degrees. Some snow flurries.
6 Mar Thu. Norma went to Sidney to shop. I went and stayed at Mrs. Melicks. N stopped and we stayed and had cookies & tea. Snowed hard when we first got back, but it didn't amount to much.
7 Mar Fri. Some snow. Still milder.
8 Mar Sat. Colder. 20 degrees in a.m. And warmed up only about to 25 degrees. Geo did not come home. Phoned & wrote.
9 mar Sun. Went to church. In p.m. N & I rode down below Sidney to see the deer. Heard that an albino deer had been seen in that locality but of course we didn't see it.
10 Mar Mon. N & I went to Sidney to see "Old Yaller." It was very good we thought.
11 Mar Tue. Norma & I went to Oneonta. N bought her a new coat, also house dress. I got a hat. We stopped at Helen's on our way up. We saw a lot of deer feeding on bare places.
12 Mar Wed. Norma took me up to the Cope's. She stayed to dinner.
13 Mar Thu. We went up to church to dinner served by Circle of the Assn. Saw a lot of folks I knew.
14 Mar Fri. It snowed in the nite and is still at it. About 34 degrees in a.m. Sap ran all nite.
15 Mar Sat. Cloudy. Snow flurries. Walter boiled down the sirup and canned it this p.m. Around 33 degrees. I sorted stockings. (For rugs. AP)
16 Mar Sun. We went to church & SS. Cloudy & snow flurries. Saw 3 deer feeding below the house.
17 Mar Mon. Snowed during the nite. Sap ran a little thru the nite. 35 degrees or so. Snow flurries to day. Foggy. Rec'd card from Norma. Geo came home Wed nite.
18 Mar Tue. This afternoon we went down to Effie Medburry's to call. It was a good weather. Stormed a little after we got back. Walter finished up his 3rd run of sap. Talked with N at p.m.
19 Mar. Wed. We went over to New Berlin this p.m. To call onJennie Phelps. Went up to call on E Millard but didn't find them home. Called at Gail Cross. Minnie was there. Called at Ella Pearsall's but they weren't at home. It did not storm to-day. A very little sunshine.
20 Mar Thur. Storming this a.m. And kept it up by spells. Still more stormy toward nite. We hear it is very bad in places S of here. Md especially. Heavy snow fall. As far as Va there is an unusual depth. We went up to Guy Posts to call on his mother who is there sick.
21 Mar Fri. We went up to an Assn meeting at Georgianna Halbert's this p.m. I stopped to call on Helen brown who is sick. This even we called at the Swenningsons. Not as stormy later in the day. We rode up to the meeting with Viola Post. Walter came for us in p.m.
22 Mar Sat. A few flurries in early a.m. Carrie & Walter brought me home in p.m. We came by way of Sidney.
23 Mar Sun. Bright most of the day. 40 degrees or so. We went to church.
24 Mar Mon. I went with Betty & Helen up to visit Mary & family. We started some after 12:00 so didn't have too long to stay. It was a lovely sunshiny day and it was an interesting trip. so much snow in places. We stopped for a lunch on Quaker St.
25 Mar Tue. --
26 Mar Wed. I had a date with Dr. Joseph at 10:30. Norma took me down and did her weekly shopping. Stormed more or less during the a.m. About 40 degrees.
27 Mar Thu. Cloudy in a.m. But later mostly sunny.
28 Mar Fri. Cold in a.m. Sunny & Spring like during most of the day. Cloudy in p.m. Partly. Fred & friend came just in time for supper. N & Geo went to the sale at Chambers to-nite.
29 Mar Sat. Cool mornings but warmed up to 50 degrees or so. sunny. Carrie & Mildred Cope called late in p.m. Norma went over to Mrs. Mason's to a brush party to nite. Fred came back after going to Cortland for a test. Will be here for 2 wk Spring vacation.
30 Mar Sun. Norma's birthday. We all went over to Rita's to dinner.
31 Mar Mon. --

1 Apr Tue. --
2 Apr Wed. N went to Sidney to shop. Walter & Bev came late to night. Stayed over night. Went early up to her folks.
3 Apr Thu, 4. --
5 Apr Sat. The folks all went to a sale this evening. Bo't a deep fat electric cooker.
6 Apr Sun. Easter sun. Rained all day. N & G went to church. Rita & family were here to dinner & evening. We went for a ride to Afton to see high water. Also E. Sidney dam.
7 Apr Mon. Rain & sunny by spells.
8 Apr Tue. Cold. Snow squalls. N washed & dried in spite of the rain.
9 Apr Wed, 10..--
11 Apr Fri. Geo & Norma went to Sidney in evening and I went with them to Unadilla to Mrs. Chambers to the F.C. Meeting. 12 present. We had a pleasant time. It snowed both going & coming.
12 Apr Sat. Cold & damp. N did Fred's washing and it dried fairly good. Rained some in late p.m. N has a hard cold and feels quite bad. I made bread & cookies and did some cleaning.
13 Apr Sun. Bright & warmer tho cool wind. Geo & N did not feel like going to church. Fred went to Sidney and I went to Unadilla to church.
14 Apr Mon. Warm & bright. N feeling better. Did a big washing and most of the ironing. N & G worked outside to-night at asparagus bed.
15 Apr Tue. N & I went to Sidney in good season this a.m. she had errands & I called at Mrs. Jones. N & G went to Sidney to-nite to see Dr Stacy. They plan to see Tuie at the hospital. He has the same trouble he had last winter.
16 Apr Wed. N & I went over to Mrs. Seaman's house for my things, then went to the Teed's for what I had there. It was a fine day. Cope's & Dorothy called.
17 Apr Thu.. --
18 Apr Fri. Norma went to Sidney to shop for groceries. I had a cold so couldn't go. She called at Mrs. Melicks aAnd left some rolls.
19 Apr Sat. Very warm. Fred came home. We baked all a.m. Geo & N put in more seeds.
20 Apr Sun. Very warm. Up to 80 degrees.I didn't go to church as had a cold & lame leg. The rest went. Rita & children came over for dinner. Rita went down to see Tuie in p.m then again in even. It threatened rain (thundered) and sprinkled some. The children stayed here while she was gone. Mr & Mrs Vincent called in p.m. And stayed to supper.
21 Apr Mon. Warm. Threatening rain all day and finally there was at shower in late p.m. We froze 6 p'kgs d greens to-day. N took some down to Hoyts. Walter came in this evening. Stayed over nite. Left his dog here.
22 Apr Tue. --
23 Apr Wed. We froze 7 p'kgs greens to-day.

24 Apr Thu. We went to Unadilla this a.m. Took greens to Miss Halsey & Harris' then went on to Sidney. I called at Mrs. Melicks. N got groceries, Etc Took greens & Mrs. M., N & G went down to Hoyts this evening. Took greens. Francis Daniels called in p.m.
25 Apr Fri. Cool. We had a busy day. Rita & children were here for supper. Then she left the boys & went to Sidney to shop and to call on Tuie. In even. N & G went to Sidney to Dr. Stacey's. They took the boys and dogs.
26 Apr Sat. Norma & George went to Ithaca this a.m. Started at 11:00. Rather cold & windy.
27 Apr Sun. Cold a.m. Fred & I went to church. N & G came back earlier than expected as Geo was sick all the time they were away. Chas Teed came Fri and was at church with Amasa & Jessie
28 Apr Mon. A rainy day. We did not wash.
29 Apr Tue. Fair in a.m. We got clothes pretty well dried & some ironing done.
30 Apr Wed. Rita & children came over toward nite. She went down to see Tuie. They stayed all night here. W & Carrie called.

1 May Thur. N took Rita to Sidney to take her car to be fixed then took them home a little later. N & I went up to Helen's. Stopped in Unadilla to leave muffins at the Harris' also at Wood's store. Helen & N went up on a hill on the Otsdawa Rd to see ponies I rode along and stopped at Mr. Kirk Stayed to dinner and N came back for me, then went home
2 May Fri. Quite pleasant. Cool. Windy. Amasa is expected to have an operation this a.m. No went with Geo to a Union meeting at Oneonta to-nite. Fred came home, then went to Ithaca. Tuie came home this a.m.
3 May Sat. --
4 May Sun We went to church. N & G went over to Mr. Savory's this p.m. Called at Rita's on way home.
5 May Mon. Cloudy. some wind. We washed. Geo went to Oneonta early to get plaster to use on the apartment. Jessie called. Chas took plane for Tex this a.m. Amasa getting along satisfactory.
6 May Tue. & 7 May. Cool & rainy. Geo & N working on the apartment as G has no work.
8 May Thu. Rainy & cool. N & G went to Oneonta this p.m. Fred & Elmer came in at supper time. N. I went to S Centre to the store this evening. Some sunshine toward nite.
9 May Fri. Norma & I started for G-ville about 9:40. Stopped in Sidney to do various errands. Called at Ernest Pearce's. Ate our lunch near Ferry place. Went to Mrs. Harrington's to see about phone share. Went to Morris to Mr. Backus office. Got the necessary papers in shape. Went to Helen's for her to sign hers but she wasn't home. Waited nearly 2 hr then went to G and on to Cope's. Mostly pleasant.
10 May Sat. Emily & Geo came about 8 o'clock.
11 May Sun. Mother's Day. We all went to church but Walter who had to see to some small young stock to keep them in pasture. Emily & Geo started about 2:00 for home. Maude Cope daughter Ella Pearsall's & husband and his mother called. In early evening, we went over to Katherine Teeds to learn news of Amasa. She had called on him. Some better. We stayed to have ice cream and cake and hear hymns on record player. A thunder shower while we were there.
12 May Mon. Cool. Bright mostly. We went up to the Filer's to call, also stopped at Tillson's but did not find them at home. Called at Ruth Toby's.
13 May Tue. We rained in a.m. Cool. Cloudy, windy. Norma phoned this evening. Clara Hoyt died Sun.
14 May Wed. Cool, cloudy. Walter & I went to Sidney to meet France's Cope at 6:41. Stopped at Teed's. Found Amasa had come home the day before and is getting along good. Rained late in p.m. And kept it up. Not hard--also in evening.
15 May Thu. Rained part of the day anyway. Carrie &alter (& France's) took me home in p.m. It rained hard most of the way. C & W stopped at Teed's a minute.
16 May Fri. Norma had planned to go to Rob Harris' to stay over the weekend with the children while Bob & Jane went for a trip. N did not feel well especially her ear so I went along and stayed. Called at May Clifford's in p.m. N got medicine.
17 May Sat. A lovely day. Norma feels better and I came home late in p.m. Geo came for me. I got supper etc.
18 May Sun. Rained during the nite and this a.m. Geo & I went to church. Cleared off during the morning and is nice this p.m. Norma came home this p.m. Not feeling very well.
19 May Mon. Norma & I went to G-ville with the papers and got the check for the phone share. Stopped at Cope's a few minutes. France's Cope was still there also Dorothy.
20 May Tue. N washed to day. It was quite a drying day A cool wind.
21 May Wed. Geo & N took the car to U to be fixed then went to Rita's. We finished ironing & baked bread.
22 May Thu. N & I went to Sidney to do errands. Went to Rita's and took David along. We got some things for David's birthday which is next Mon. Came home by Rita's. Mostly cloudy. Rained some towards nite.
23 May Fri. Pleasant. Cold & windy. N took me over to Unadilla this a.m. I went to the Greens. Was there for lunch. Called at Harris' and Ms. Freers. Saw Mr Harrison & Mrs Lawrence at the Greens.
24 May Sat. --
25 May Sun. Went to church. Rita & family also Glenn Hot & Dale were here for supper--especially for David's b-day. We had a short hard shower at supper time.
26 May Mon. Good drying day. We went up to S Center to shop and I stopped at Lula Halbert's a few minutes. Tuie began work to-day.
27 May Tue. We ironed. N &. Called at McGills, alto the Earls this a.m. Took narcissus. N went to a baby shower at Sidney (also Rita) to nite. Quite bright and warmer.
28 May Wed. --
29 May Thu. Norma shopped to-day. I went along and called at Mrs. Melick's. N met Rita at hospital in Sidney and hoped about the boys as they had to go to clinic.
30 May Fri. Memorial Day. G & N went to Westford to take flowers to cemetery. Quite a nice day. Cool wind but not cold, as it has been.
31 May Sat. Set out tomato plants.

1 Jun Sun. N, Fred & I went to church. Very warm. Mr. & Mrs. Trask called in p.m.
2 Jun Mon. Rainy during nite & rainy some so no wash day. Very cool.
3 Jun Tue. Good wash day. Cool, mostly pleasant. N & I went up to Sid Centre store this even.
4 Jun Wed. --
5 Jun Thu. N went over to Una to get medicine for the puppy and I rode along. A shower last night.
6 Jun Fri. Walt & Bev cam this even.
7 Jun Sat. W & Bev left after lunch. Geo & N went to Oneonta to shop.
8 Jun Sun. We went to church. I went early as it was Children's Day at Bapt church so went in to S.S. In p.m. N took me over to Teed's. Carrie & Walter were there. I stayed till evening. Geo & N came over for me and stayed a while.
9 Jun Mon. Rainy. N washed late in the day.
10 Jun Tue. N. Ironed. Rainy
11 Jun Wed. We baked & cooked all day. N got their clothes ready for their trip to Alicia's. Put up lunch in evening. Very warm & Sultry. Some rain.
12 Jun Thu Bright. Cooler. G & N started soon after 6:00. Took the dogs. Pleasant all day. I froze a box of asparagus.
13 Jun Fri. Began raining about 10 o'clock. I froze 3 p'kgs of rhubarb. Carrie, Walter and Jennie Phelps called this p.m. Betty came also and stayed to supper. It rained hard this p.m. Some in a.m. Very warm and sultry this evening.
14 Jun Sat. Colder this a.m. A strong W wind all day. I went over to see Sarah's new baby and again to take eggs to them. Rita & family came over late this evening. They helped cover up things in the garden as it seems quite cold.
15 Jun Sun. No frost this morning. We were busy uncovering garden stuff and didn't get to church. Jerry Curtis stayed with Fred last night. I got breakfast & dinner for them. Kept fairly busy. It was a rather long day. I talked with Lois also Jessie. Lois and children arrived from El Paso last night.
16 Jun Mon. Cool, windy and fair till late p.m.. It clouded up. Rained a little. I went over to Sarah's this p.m. Jerry Curtis stayed here, just nite. rec'd a card from N saying they arrived at Alicia's OK. Thur late p.m.
17 Jun Tue. Windy, cool and not sunny much of the time. Norma called this even from Jamestown. They plan to be home Wed or Thur.
18 Jun Wed. --
19 Jun Thu. We looked for the folks, but they did not come.
20 Jun Fri. Had a call from Norma this evening. They are at Walter's. Will come home later. Arrived around 11:00. Has rained gently toward night but not to amount to much.
21 Jun Sat.First day of summer but doesn't feel like it. We have been getting a few strawberries for a couple of days. To-day we all helped and picked 10 qt or so. Sold 2 qt to Caswell's and gave one to Rita. Froze 15 p'kgs, have some left for short-cake to-morrow. Norma did quite a washing. Seemed like rain but didn't. N & G went over to Rita's this evening to take a rose bush they got for them, etc.
22 Jun Sun. Cool, but fair. Neither N or G felt like getting ready for church. Freddy & I went. N & I attended the Bac Services at Baptist church. Mr. Wetherbee preached an excellent sermon.
23 Jun Mon. N washed. We picked berries. Froze 5 p'kgs & made jam. Rita & boys came in evening.
24 Jun Tue. We ironed in the even. N & G went over town and I went over to call at Mrs. Pomeroy's. She wasn't at home so I called at Vivian Coles also Harris'. Threatened rain--but didn't rain.
25 Jun Wed. N went down to Sidney to trade. I went to foot doctor. G & N picked berries and we froze 12-1/2 qt besides selling 2 qt and giving away 1 qt and we saved some to use.
26 Jun Thu. Rained some this a.m. So Geo & Fred both came home from work. We made 2 rules of jam. Lois, Catherine &. Johnny came this p.m. And stayed to supper. G & N went to the ball game (donkey) this evening.
27 Jun Fri. We picked berries and took care of them. Geo went up to Walter's in a.m.
28 Jun Sat. Made JaM. Picked a few berries and took up to Helen's in evening.
29 Jun Sun. We went to church. Comfortable day. Rita & family came over and we had a picnic supper in the grove. Rita made cheese hamburgers. Geo came home to-nite. Rita, Norma the children & I went to Teed's to get some onion sets the Cope's sent over for Rita.
30 Jun Mon. N washed. Picked berries and we froze 7 boxes of berries, made jam. Very warm.

1 Jul Tue. Another warm day. Picked berries. We sold and gave away. Froze a few and made jam. Some for Mrs. McGill.
2 Jul Wed. Picked berries. It threatened rain and we had a thunder shower toward nite. Helen called late in p.m. We made jam and froze berries this even.
3 Jul Thu Had a date with Dr. Elliot at 9:15. N did shopping & made a call. I went to Mrs. Melicks. We picked a few strawberries in p.m. Made jam. Had the first peas.
4 Jul Fri. Rained gently more or less all a.m. N & I went down the road and picked wild strawberries in the meadow. We got enough for a short cake. N & G went to Sidney to the 4th of Ju celebration band concert. Fireworks, etc. It began raining at 7:30 or so.
5 Jul Sat. Rained off and on all day. Geo tended hay as it stopped raining a while then started again towards nite. N picked berries & sold 2 qt to McGills & 1 to Sarah. Had plenty left to use. N took Fred over town and I rode along this evening. N & G went to Unadilla this a.m. To get something for Teddie (the dog). Raining hard this evening.
6 Jul Sun. We went to church. In late p.m. G, N, & I went over to Teed's to call. There was a hard shower soon after we got there. It stopped before we started home.
7 Jul Mon. We worked at peas all day. G & Fred helped some too. N froze 24 pets and half and8 puts. Same weather. Hot, sultry, and threatening rain. The hay is spoiled. G is trying to get it raked up and off the grass.
8 Jul Tue. N washed. Almost dry. Clothes got very wet but we dried in the house so some were ironed. We picked a few berries to-nite which will be the last.
9 Jul Wed. N & I picked peas to freeze. Had several p'kgs which will be the last to freeze. Mostly cloudy all day. No rain. G worked in Masonville. He & Fred went over. F came back and N went over to get G to-nite. Warm & sultry this p..m. C & Walter, Emily & Alice called.
10 Jul Thur. Norma & I went to Sidney. She got groceries. I went to Elliot's to return lenses & get a report to give Dr. Landers when I go to Bing. We ate lunch at the picnic table to night. Sultry weather.
11 Jul Fri. Very warm & sultry. About 8 o'clock there was a hard thunder shower. N washed a few things, but got them in. There was to be a Friendly Circle picnic in Martin Brooks picnic grounds but it was cancelled after the rain.
12 Jul Sat. We picked a few peas - the last. The Friendly C class was to have a picnic on Martin Brook. N &. We're going to go but it rained hard around 3 p. The picnic was canceled.
13 Jul Sun. Warm, tho a lovely a.m. It looked like rain but stayed quite pleasant. We went to church. I went home with Ruth Phetteplace to dinner. N came for me in late p.m. We went up to Teed's and took sweet peas for Amasa.
14 Jul Mon. Helen & Betty came down and took N & I to Bing to see Dr. Landers where I had an appointment for my eyes being tests. Helen had errands too. It began raining about the time we started for home and rained hard most of the way home. We stopped for lunch & ice cream.
15 Jul Tue. N washed and dried, the rain seemed likely. We went up to Mr. Lanes and saw the lovely flower & veg garden.
16 Jul Wed. We went up to Mr. Lanes & picked peas. N froze 5 p'kgs and we had some to use besides. N & I went over to Teed's and Jessie took us up to the lake to see a bureau & stand to match the bed we bo't a while ago. N told Jessie we would take them. Chas & Lois are here to stay till Mon then he goes back home in Tx. She and the children stay longer. Threatened rain and did rain a little. Warm & humid.
17 Jul Thu. Cool & pleasant. N & George picked some cherries and we stoned them and N froze some.
18 Jul Fri. Mostly pleasant. G worked at Sidney.
19 Jul Sat. Thunder showers early this a.m. Fair part of the day.
20 Jul Sun. We went to church. Norma took me over to Cope's in p.m. We stopped at Teed's. Cool.
21 Jul Mon. Real cool a.m. Warmed up in p.m. And was fair & pleasant. We went to New Berlin. C & W took their clock to be repaired to Mr. Wales. We went to call on Elizabeth Millard. Picked currants after supper. Cool.
22 Jul Tue. Cloudy. Rained gently much of the day. We made 3 recipes of currant jelly. Cloudy & cool all day.
23 Jul Wed. Rained during the nite. Cloudy nearly all day but warmer & pleasant in p.m. We went up the Oregon Rd and on over to Rockwell's Mills on to Mt Upton. I called at Mrs. Burch's. Carrie went to store. I met Orrly Johnson. We went down to Medburys & called. Crossed the river & came up on the east side by the Leonard place. We made another recipe of jelly.
24 Jul Thu. Very foggy. Sun came out in a.m. But clouded up in p.m. Walter picked raspberries up to Halbert place. We froze 6 p'kgs and have some left for jam. I washed windows in. Living room, also cleaned shelves in kitchen cupboards. In p.m. We went over to Irene & Julian Ryan's to call. Stopped at Barbara Gould's. She told us of Amasa's death this p.m. Mild & pleasant.
25 Jul Fri.D. Burton Musson, Wife & Florence Terrel called this evening.
Much the same weather as yesterday. Carrie went to Sidney to Elliot's to have her eyes tested. We all went. Walter took me to Norma's to get some things I'll need to wear Sun. We stopped at Jessie's then all went down to Joyce's. Chas too. Soon after we got back Grover Lamphere & wife called.
26 Jul Sat. Very foggy, warm and sultry. Thunder shower in late p.m. Quite hard. Carrie took care of berries etc. I did cleaning. We did some mending.
27 Jul Sun. Cool a.m. But very warm in p.m. We went to church at G-ville. Went to Amasa's funeral at 2:30. Geo & N were there and Geo drove to cemetery. We went with them. Then I went home with N & G. Geo took N over to Rob Harris' where she expects to stay with their children a few days.
28 Jul Mon. Fred picked cherries and I froze them this evening. Quite warm & sultry p.m.
29 Jul Tue. Geo picked cherries last nite and I froze them this evening.
30 Jul Wed. Geo picked the last of the cherries which I froze this a.m. Ironed. Wrote to Elsie Cheney. Quite warm. We went over to see N in evening.
31 Jul Thu. Rained during the nite. Geo came home from work it was so wet. Norma came home this evening about 10:30

1 Aug Fri. Warm & pleasant. Geo & N went to Union meeting to-nite.
2 Aug Sat. Foggy, early, warm. We went up to Buckhorn Lake to get bureau & dresser we bought of Jessie. Rita left Henry here while she went to a sale.
3 Aug Sun. I went to church with N & family. In p.m. We took a long ride. Stopped at Mr. Motts also old neighbor's, (Santico). Then back by Sidney to mail letters. Warm, pleasant.
4 Aug Mon. Norma & I went to Sidney for medicines & cards. Fine day.
5 Aug Tues. Nice day. Norma & I took a little ride up to Sidney Ctre when she went for milk.
6 Aug Wed. --
7 Aug Thu. N & Rita went to Delhi.
8 Aug Fri. Norma went for groceries to Sidney in a.m. Bro't David home with her. Fred took David home with a swing they bought for him. Thunder showers during the night and again this p.m.
9 Aug Sat.--
10 Aug Sun. We went to church. They had barbecue chicken for dinner. Rita & family were over and stayed till evening. David stayed.
11 Aug. Mon. We washed.
12 Aug Tue. We went to Sidney Centre for groceries and I called at Lula Halbert's. We called at Glenn Hoyts. N went down & picked black berries for a pie.
13 Aug Wed. N started for Sidney to do shopping. Had an accident & is in hospital for shock. Rita here all p.m.
14 Aug Thu. N some better this evening. G & F went down to see her. We have rain about every day.
15 Aug Fri. Norma came home from hospital this p.m. Madeline brought her.
16 Aug Sat. Pleasant day. N not too good but improving. Rita came over & picked string beans and they froze them.
17 Aug Sun. A very quiet day.
18 Aug Mon. We washed some. I picked up apples and we got them ready to freeze. Very cool.
19 Aug. Tue. We washed again. Norma went down to see Dr. Gelder this p.m. In evening she & Geo went to Sidney to see the justice or whoever he is. Not as cool to-day. Mrs. Savony & Alice called in p.m.
20 Aug Wed. Carrie, Walter, Donald Cope & family called. Rita & family came late in p.m. Picked apples, garden stuff etc. Dorothy Green & girls called this even
21 Aug Thu All the Copes were over to a picnic in the reservoirs. We had a thunder shower with high wind so we had our supper at Jessie's. She came for me. Donald bro't me home.
22 Aug Fri and 23 Aug Sat. Busy days cleaning, getting things from garden etc.
24 Aug Sun. Jessie came for me and we attended the Old Home Day at Guilford ME church. Stopped at the Seaman house on the way home as Catherine & Edward are there getting the house ready to rent. Cloudy. Rained a little as the meeting broke up.
25 Aug Mon. Cloudy. We washed part of the clothes. Baked bread & pie. Mrs. Melick & Lurene called on their way home from Mrs. Hanford's funeral. N. Feeling better.
26 Aug Tue. Rather cool but some sunshine. Good drying day. We froze beets & peppers. Did the rest of the washing. N still better.
27 Aug Wed. We canned snap beans, green peppers and beets. Jessie came over and ate lunch with us. Rather cool but pleasant. Foggy in a.m. Geo raked hay all evening. N not as good as she may have overdone yesterday. Insurance man came to see her this p.m.
28 Aug Thu. Lovely day. Rita & children were over to get empty cans. N & Geo went to Sidney Centre to nite. Mr. Lum came & baled hay in p.m.
29 Aug Fri. Another fine day. We baked, made apple sauce. The rest of the hay was baled to-day. Helen, Stevie & 2 boys called briefly. Helen wanted to get some dill especially. We had the first sweet corn. Fred got his insurance & license so went out in his car to night for the first.
30 Aug Sat. Warm & sunny. Geo got his hay raked and baled. We did Sat cleaning. Froze the last of the apple sauce. N feels best she has today.
31 Aug Sun. Very warm. A quiet day. We had lunch at the picnic grounds. Geo left for Walter's late in p.m. Fred went to State Fair. The wind blew hard in the evening 7 it rained some in a thunder shower.

1 Sept Mon. Labor Day. Mostly cloudy. We froze carrots. Geo got home about 10:00 this evening. Rita & boys came over this evening. Cooler to day.
2 Sep Tue. We washed to day. Good drying tho cloudy in a.m. Quite cool. Fall like.
3 Sept Wed. Cool. Rita lefty David here while she went to Sidney. They were all here to lunch.
4 Sept Thu. Not as cool. Showers in a.m. Bobby arrived for a few days furlough about the middle of the p.m. Warm this evening. We cleaned up stairs to-day.
5 Sep Fri. Warm in a.m. Mostly sunny. Bobby worked at Guilford and bro-t Alice Savory back this p.m. Cool this evening.
6 Sep Sat. Warm & threatening rain. We had a busy day getting ready for company to morrow.
7 Sep Sun. Rained in the night and kept raining more or less all day. Walt & Bev came at 11:00. The Trasks came about 1:00. Bobby, Alice & Sylvia came for a barbecue dinner which Geo & Walt did. Fred went over for Rita & the boys in p.m. Tuie came for them at nite. Rather mild. Fred took Sylvia home.
8 Sep Mon. Still rainy but not hard. We froze corn and N & Alice picked a bu for Mrs McGill. N went to a picnic with Sidney ladies to Guilford Lake this evening. Bobby away all day fishing near Guilford. He & Alice out to-night.
9 Sep Tue. Cool & clear in a.m. N did a big washing. We froze corn also they picked a bu for Mrs. McG. Betty came in p.m. And stayed till evening. Clouded up in p.m. Cool.
10 Sep Wed. Rained in the nite. Cloudy & rainy by spells all day. Bobby & Norma went to Bing to meet Alicia & children. They came on train about 5:45 to Bing.
11 Sept Thur. Very cool, windy and party cloudy. Everyone seemed tired. Bobby went over for Rita and Alicia & R & B went to Sidney. Alicia did shopping for Norma. David stayed here while they were away. Seems like frost. N went with Geo this evening to the doctor's as Geo arms are painful.
12 Sep Fri. Frost in places but did no harm here as there was a fog. Cool, all day. Sunny . We froze 15 pt of corn this a.m. N, Alicia & children went to Unadilla to call at Harris' in p.m. Rita and family over to supper to-nite.
13 Sep Sat. Cool but pleasant. Will's birthday. He would have been 92. Fred tool Alicia over to her father's after supper. Alice & Bobby were here since last evening. They went over to Mr. Fields to call. Came in in evening. Jessie called here about supper time and we asked her to stay which she did.
14 Sep Sun. Lovely a.m. Bobby started for home, Kan (?AP) about 10:00. A very quiet day and perfect weather. Fred took Alice home to-nite. N & G went to U to get gas this evening. No one went to church as all seemed busy getting Bobby off. Yes, Fred did. He took Alice home to-nite.
15 Sep Mon. We washed & canned about half of the peas. N & G went down to Dr. Stacy in evening. Very warm & fair.
16 Sep Tue We canned a canner of pears, also froze 4 pt of Lima beans. Warm & sultry. Began raining in late afternoon and kept raining all evening.
17 Sep Wed. Rained off & on all day. Rita bro't Alicia over from her father's and stayed a while. We ironed canned pears, and took care of crab apples.
18 Sep Thu. Rained during the nite. Some rain to-day also sunshine. Rita & children came over in a.m. In p.m. She took Alicia & children to her father's. He will take her to train in Bing for home. N barbecued chicken for lunch. Mad crabapple jelly in p.m.
19 Sept Fri. Cool & cloudy. Mrs. Savory & Alice called in p.m. And stayed to supper. N & G went to drive in-in movies to nite. We did not do much to day. Rested after company. N did not feel well for a while this p.m. Was in bed 2 hr or so.
20 Sep Sat. Cool & Cloudy. The Collins car was bro't home to-day after being repaired. Rita & family were over a while this evening. N & G took a ride late to see how the car worked. I think. Over to Mr. Staffers.
21 Sep Sun.. We all went to church. A dark (rainy) day by spells. Walter stopped at night to bring the trunk he had been using. Bro't 1 bu peaches.
22 Sep Mon. We took care of part of the peaches. Washed a little. Cool & mostly cloudy. Some sunshine in p.m.
23 Sep Tue. A perfect fall day. Cool air. We finished peaches. Did some washing and Norma bro't in a lot of garden stuffs in case of frost.
24 Sep Wed. Milder to-day and threatening rain. We froze Lima beans, made pepper relish & peach jelly. Washed.
25 Sep Thu. Very warm & humid. Rita & boys came over in a.m. Left boys & did shopping. N took the truck & drove over to Rita's in p.m. We ironed.
26 Sep Fri. Warm & humid. Cloudy. N took me over to Mr. Rider's funeral, then did shopping. Rita bro't the boys over to stay while she went to the doctors.
27 Sep Sat. A rainy day. Geo went to Franklin in a.m. N & G went to Sidney in p.m. And to movies in evening.
28 Sep Sun. Quite pleasant. Some cooler almost cold. N went to church. I went home with Jessie. Mrs. Naylor is there visiting. Jessie took her home and I went along. We stopped at Cope's and at Mrs. Riders on the way when Jessie bro't me home.
29 Sept Mon. A slight frost. We washed. Made pepper relish. Rita & boys were over in a.m. Stayed to lunch. Dudes came over for green tomatoes
30 Sep Tue. NO frost, but cool, cloudy (partly) & windy. N went to Dr. Gelder for a check up in p.m. Geo went to Dr. Hust this evening. N went too.

1 Oct Wed. My 81st b day. N made a b day cake, then took me to the foot doctor at 10:30. We did some trading. Rita & boys came over after supper. We had some of the cake. N made a choc fudge. Quite cold to-nite.
2 Oct Thu. Cold morning (26 degrees). Helen came down about 10:30. After lunch Helen went to Coventryville and N & I went too. It was a lovely bright afternoon. Foliage pretty.
3 Oct Fri. Not quite as cold, but a hard frost. I went over to Mr. Hunt's this p.m. To meet Elsie Cheney and the others as we have met for several years. N took me over. Jessie bro't me home. Here is the list of those attending: Bertha Wilcox, Anna Reynolds, Lizzie Pearce, Jessie Hubbard, Rose Vinton, Jessie Teed, Elsie Cheney, N. Carr.
4 Oct Sat. Helen's 48 b-day which doesn't seem possible. Not as cold-no frost. Geo & N went to movies this evening.
5 Oct Sun. We went to church. Very cool, partly cloudy for p.m. N & I went with Geo over to Mr. Shafers. We sat in car. We drove around to Rita's a while. Coldest evening we have had. G & N gathered garden stuff.
6 Oct Mon. 20 degrees this a.m. Cold all day. A little milder to-nite. We washed. Worked on a quilt we are fixing for Rita. Geo worked a while for some one in Sidney to-nite.
7 Oct Tue. We took care of the tomatoes that needed it. Were put in cellar before hard frost. N & G went to Sidney to-nite. Geo to Dr. Stacey.
8 Oct Wed. Was quite a pleasant day. N & I went up to Myrtles to dinner. Virginia came out with them.
9 Oct Thu. Warm & pleasant. The Roshirts & Myrtle called this [.m. Then went over to Jessie's and I went with them. Jessie bro't me home in the evening. Rita & boys came over in a.m. She was in Sidney and left Henry here. They stayed to see the folks.
10 Oct Fri. Warm. Partly cloudy. Threatening rain. N went to U early in p.m. To shop. After that we went to the hospital. Called on E Carpenter and Mrs Morey. N on Mrs. Shuttle. In even N & G went to Sidney.
11 Oct Sat. Cold, cloudy & windy. A very little rain. N & I went to Franklin & Oneonta. Were away about all day.
12 Oct Sun. N & I went to church. Geo isn't feeling well. Rita & family came over to supper. Rita took Tuie to the hospital, then came back for children. They stayed over nite.
13 Oct Mon. Cold, cloudy & windy. Helen with Joan & Ruth took N & I to Bing as I had an app' ment with Dr. Menscham, the eye specialist. We did some shopping too. The foliage was lovely. It was pleasant most of the way home. Rita & boys were over to supper and stayed over nite. Rita went to see Tuie in evening.
14 Oct Tue. Frosty. Cold. Windy. We washed, baked etc. Rita & boys over to supper & over nite.
15 Oct. Wed. We took care of some tomatoes in a.m. N took me over to Cope's in p.m. Not as cold.
16 Oct Thurs. Quite Mild.
17 Oct Fri. Rained during nite. Partly cloudy (all day) we went to a Miss meeting at Viola Posts on p.m. Rained toward nite. We all went up to Mrs. Posts to take vegetables & call.
18 Oct Sat. Cool. Mostly fair. Windy. We worked on old garments repairing besides some Sat cleaning.
19 Oct Sun. Walter took Carrie & I to church. He had a cold. We went over to Rob Rolf's to call. Stopped briefly at Barbara's. Very pleasant. 50 degrees to 68.
20 Oct Mon Pleasant. Not as cold. We pressed the old garments we've been working on.
21 Oct Tue. Rather cold. Bright. Carrie made soup. We sorted out used clothing. I mended a little and washed upstairs windows.
22 Oct Wed. Washed windows down stairs. In p.m. We called on Faith Toby, Gertrude Daniels & Florence Lillie. Pleasant. Mild.
23 Oct Thu. It rained during the nite and all day till 3:00 or so. Walter & Carrie took me home late in p.m. I finished windows down stairs.
24 Oct Fri. Warm & pleasant. We washed some. Went to U. Norma Alice & I. N did trading. I called at Miss Halsey's. N & G went down to Recreation Center where Freddy works in even. then took Alice home. Mild.
25 Oct Sat. Rained in a.m. Cool. We baked, cleaned, etc.
26 Oct Sun. Began snowing in night and has snowed several in. Stopped snowing late in p. M. A nationwide storms snow or rain. 17 in in Tannersville in the Catskills.
27 Oct Mon. We washed. Poor day for drying. Cold. Cloudy. Mist in the air, foggy. Rainy to nite.
28 Oct Tue. Cold & rainy or like rain all day. N went to Unadilla to have her hair done. I went along and called at Mrs. Pomeroy's. & briefly at Adelias. Snow still left on ground, but thawing.
29 Oct Wed. Cool & some light rain. No sunshine. N went to Sidney to meet an insurance man and one from Bureau of Motor Vehicles (a hearing) at 11:00.
30 Oct Thu. Cold. Cloudy windy. sun tried to shine a little but didn't make out. N went over to Rita's and went with her to Delhi on business. Jessie came over to lunch with me.
31 Oct Fri. Henry's 2nd b-day. A bright day. Cold wind. N went to U to get groceries. I rode along and called at Mrs. Myers. Rita & family were over for supper N. Made a b-day cake for Henry.

1 Nov Sat. Cool. Mostly sunny. G & N gathered vegetables and covered them in dogs pen. Also put in builds.
2 Nov Sun We went to church. N & Geo went over to the Savoys for dinner. Jessie asked me there for dinner. Hazel, also Rose & Carol Vinton were there. It was cold & cloudy a little rain towards nite. J & N stopped for me to- night.
3 Nov Mon. Snow on ground this a.m. Slowed a little then sun came out and melted the snow. N washed and clothes dried well. We mended all our spare time.
4 Nov Tue. N ironed and we made bread, pie & cookies. Baked beans, We went to Sidney Center to vote after Geo came home. Rather pleasant.
5 Nov Wed. Warmer & guts pleasant. We worked getting a quilt ready to tie. Mrs. Clark &. Mrs. (Left blank. AP). Came down in evening and put it on the frames.
6 Nov Thu. N did not feel well but we did the quilt tying and she bound it in the even. Partly cloudy & quite cold wind. N washed a little.
7 Nov Fri. N went over to Rita's and they went shopping for groceries. N & Geo took me over to Mrs. Wards to the J.C. Meeting this even. I went home with Jessie & stayed over nite. Hazel brought me home about noon.
9 Nov Sun. We went to church. We all went up to Helen's soon after lunch about 1 o'clock. Philip & Patricia Goodell were married at 2:00 o'clock in the Otego Baptist church. Only a few besides the children were there. Rich's folks & Alice & Willy Barber. Helen had a lovely white cake and coffee.
10 Nov Mon. Rainy more or less. N did not feel well and we did not wash except hand washing. N worked on a crib quilt for Henry. We tied it this evening.
11 Nov Tue. Veteran's Day- no mail. N washed. I made pie & cookies. Mostly sunny. g & N went to Dr. Stacey this evening. Rather cool.
12 Nov Wed. Lovely day. Helen came about 10:30 and we went calling on Cope's, Mary Pearsall's, Mrs. Butler, Eunice Saunders, and Orrin. Got home about 5:30 in time to finish supper. Had soup ready to warm up.
13 Nov Thu. Fair part of day. Rained some in p.m. & evening. N & I went to U to do trading etc. In evening G, N, & I went to a Bill Graham film, "The Heart is a Rebel." In school house.
14 Nov Fri. Cloudy all day. Some rain. Rather mild. We mended and cleaned. N & G went to Sidney this evening.
15 Nov Sat. Mildly & rainy. N & G went to U, Sidney & Franklin in a.m.
16 Nov Sun. We went to church. N & G went over to Rita's late in p.m. And stayed til into evening.
17 Nov Mon. G & Fred did not work to day as it was the first day of deer season. They had no luck. Went early this a.m. And N & G went again in p.m. (Drove). A cool rainy day. Rain by spells light. N washed some. We made a quilted for Mary (crib).
18 Nov Tue. N washed. It 'twas a very mild day for Nov. In the sixties. N worked getting a quite ready to put on frames. I mended. N barbecued chicken for supper. I made a cherry pie.
19 Nov Wed. Rainy this a.m. But cleared off. N did some washing. We put the quilt on frames and tied it.
20 Nov Thur. Mostly fair, pleasant. Norma & Rita went to Norwich and Sidney to trade. I kept busy ironing, cleaning upstairs etc.
21 Nov Fri. 51 years ago we were married. Snow squalls all the a.m. some sunshine. Colder to nite.
22 Nov Sat. I was sick all day. In bed. Downstairs. Dizzy & nauseated
23 Nov sun. Felt better to-day but no one went to church. I was up some. Wrote 2 letters to even. N & G went out for a ride in p.m.
24 Nov Mon. Cold & more or less rainy & story. N washed and things dried fairly well. I feel much better. Have been up most of the day.
25 Nov Tue. Cold. Below 32 degrees. Some storm but mostly fair. Carrie & Walter came for me at about 3. I stopped at the drug store for Christmas cards. We stopped at Jessie's a short time. Cards $5.29.
26 Nov Wed. A cold rainy day on a.m. We went to Gville. To the Union thanksgiving services this even at Baptist church. Drove down for Florence Swermingson who went with us. Wilfred & Mildred came this evening late.
27 Nov Thu. Thanks Day. Quite cold. some snow flurries. Light. Some sunshine early. Not a bad day. Dorothy, Frank & Paul came between 11 & 12 and stayed till about 5. Julie & Lowel Judson called in early evenings. We sat up to see a play too 11;00. Not very interesting. Golden to nite.
28 Nov Fri. Quite a lot of snow fell to day. Snowed steadily - not too hard. Quite cold. Wilfred & Mildred started for home at 2:00. Not as much storm in p.m. Not as cold to night.
29 Nov Sat. A little snow fell in a.m. Quite cold. Carrie made Christmas cake. Grand. White.
30 Nov Sun. Cold 10 degrees above. Some snow flurries. We went to church. Slippery roads.

1 Dec Mon. Cold. About 25 degrees all day. C & W went to G-ville. In a.m. I cleaned some cupboards while they were away. We made candy using mashed potatoes. Not much if any snow to day.
2 Dec Tue. Some snow this a.m. sunshine in p.m. Cold.
3 Dec Wed. We went to Sidney as I had a date with Dr. Joseph. On the way called at Effie Mebury's. We did some shopping. We stopped for lunch at Norma's then went up and called at Lula Halbert's. Snowed late in p.m.
4 Dec Thu. Milder. Thawed quite a little. We ironed, made bread and sewed & mended on used clothing.
5 Dec Fri. Mild & rainy by spells. Fred took N & I to Sidney to shop. We both got Christmas things. We got home soon after 12. It was raining quite hard. I mended on the used clothing that Helen bro't in afternoon & evening. Colder & windy.
6 Dec Sat. Cold & windy. Snowed a. Little. I worked on the used clothing and finished it.
7 Dec Sun. 15 Degrees above. We went to church. I went home with Jessie for dinner. Effie McLaughlin & K Teed were there. Jessie bro't us home. Jessie came in to see the quilts. Rita & family came over and got their deer p'kgs for freezing. Jessie took the clothing I've been working on.
8 Dec. Mon. Cold. N washed then put on a crib quilt for Janice Christmas. I helped tie this afternoon. We finished all but binding.
9 Dec Tue. N started another large quilt and we tied nearly half of it.
10 Dec Wed. Cold 5 degrees above. We finished the tying of the quilt. We made Christmas cookies. I began sending C cards.
11 Dec Thu.-10 degrees this a.m. We did some baking and I made some candy. Wrote letters. N bound the quilt on machine. Refinished it in the evening by hand.
12 Dec Fri. Cold but only -4 or so. Norma went to Sidney with Rita to do shopping. I haven't felt well all day. Better to nite.
13 Dec Sat. I felt much better to-day. Made candy and wrote c cards mostly. Not as cold. 20 degrees above in day time.
14 Dec Sun. Still cold. We went to church. In late p.m. Geo & N went over to Savoys. N went to a shower for Alice in evening. I wrote cards & letters.
15 Dec Mon. Cold. N washed some . I wrote cards. Made Candy.
16 Dec Tue. Cold. We were busy ironing. I dipped some candy. Wrote cards, etc. Rita went to Oneonta & left the boys with us.
17 Dec Wed. Not quite as cold in p.m. We were busy getting off my small p'kgs. Making cookies, writing cards, etc. Bobby called. He's coming hoe Friday he thinks.
18 Dec Thu. Not as cold. A few snow flurries. We are busy as usual, writing cards, doing up p'kgs etc.
19 Dec Fri. Not as cold. Above freezing. Bobby phoned that he was in NY Cy. Came by plane to-day. We have wrapped p'kges and finished cards too. It is Rita's b-day and they were over this even. N made a lovely b-day cake. We had cake & ice cream.
20 Dec Sat. -4 this morning. Bobby came in this a.m. From Bing. A & G went to Sidney this a.m to shop. I haven't done much. N wrapped gifts. I wrote some notes. Worked marking hdkf's in evening. Bobby & Alice came in the evening and stayed over nite. Walter & Bev came in late evening.
21 Dec Sun. We all went to church in a.m. Rob't & Alice did, then over to Savory's. W & B went up to her folks after dinner. N & G went to Savory's to practice for the wedding, then back to go to the Cantata at Baptist church. G, N & I went too.
22 Dec Mon.. We have been busy baking etc. W & Bev are here. He went up to Trasks tho- to day to work. Bobby, Alice & Carolyn came over late in p.m. Stayed into the evening.
23 Dec Tue. Norma was sick all day. Was not dressed as much. W & B here. Only
W up to Trasks during the day. Alice & Bob came in late for supper & here part of evening. W, B & Geo went to Sidney this even to trade.
24 Dec Wed. We are to have Christmas dinner to-nite. so have been busy all day stuffing turkey etc, etc. Rita & family came. W & Bev were already here. Bobby & Alice came. We had our gifts from the tree after supper. Cold to-nite. I had several gifts from Norma Mrs. Seaman & Catherine. Walter & Bev, Alicia, Carrie sent $2.00.
25 Dec Thu. Christmas Day. Cold. Walter & Bev left in late a.m. For the Trasks. Alice & Bob went over to Savory's in a.m. We straightened up things. N washed. I cleaned up stairs. We took it rather easy. Moby & Dotty called on phone this evening. They rec'd the p'kgs sent for Christmas.
26 Dec Fr. This is the day of Bob's seeing. N was busy pressing clothes, etc. I went with Rita and we all came back here as Bobby had the car. Alice & Bob came back here to stay over night. It was very cold. Not very warm in the church
27 Dec Sat. I slept late as we didn't get settled for sleep till around 2:00. I think we didn't do much as N was sick and in bed most of the day. Had fever. Rita & family came over in late afternoon and she & I got supper.
28 Dec Sun. Geo & I went up to Helen's to get my trunk as Bob & Alice may need it when they go to Kans. N feels better. They went over to Savory's this afternoon and took the trunk.
29 Dec Mon. Rather mild in a.m. But colder at nite. 20 degrees or so. N isn't feeling at all well. Sore throat, eyes, ears & nose affected. She's kept rather quiet. Seems some better to nite. ( Fred took N down to see Bob & Alice off on the bus at 8:40 a.m. Tue).
30 Dec Tue. Norma did not feel at all well to-day.
31 Dec. Wed. N did not rest well. Coughed in the nite. We called the doctor this a.m. And he came about 10:00. Left 5 kinds of medicine and prescriptions for 2 more. He says it is congestion of throat, nose, eyes, ears & sinuses. She appears a little better to nite. Dr. Wants her to sit up in a big chair instead of lying down on acc't of sinuses. Cold to-nite. 8 Above.

THIS IS THE END OF THE 1958 DIARY.

1959 COPY of DIARY

1 Jan Thu. New Year's Day. Geo did not work to-day. N washed. G hung out clothes. Mild toward nite. N quite a little better. She had a venison roast. I made an apple pie for dinner to nite.
2 Jan Fri. Geo did not have work to-day. Has been busy about various things. Went to Sid late in p.m. snow mostly gone. Mild to-day. I did some ironing this a.m.
3 Jan Sat. Mild about 30 degrees. N feels better. Did quite a washing. G hung out. We took down all Christmas decorations and cleaned with cleaner.
4 Jan Sun. Cloudy & mild. Geo took me to church and I went home with Jessie, Barbara & family. I was there for dinner. Quite a snow storm came up between 2 & 3 o'clock. It grew colder. I phoned for Geo to come for me as it was slippery. Geo has a cold and doesn't feel well.
5 Jan Mon. Below zero and wind blowing hard. We did not wash or do much extra to-day. Looked some/read our Christmas cards & put away. I made cookies this p.m.
6 Jan Tue. We ironed, baked, read, and mended some. Fred is having trouble starting his car so is renting rooms at Sidney. Came and got clothes to nite. Cold, windy & stormy to day. N feeling better.
7 Jan Wed. N feeling better. She washed and hung out most of clothes. Not as cold or windy. I did some odd jobs that needed doing. We mended in p.m. Had a letter from Alice & Bob.
8 Jan Thu. Not as cold. 15 degrees in a.m and kept about there. N washed a little. We finished ironing.
9 Jan. Fri. 15 degrees above & cloudy & wintry. We cleaned, etc. Another letter from Alice.
10 Jan Sat. Not quite as cold. Mostly cloudy and a little storm. N & G went to Oneonta to shop this a.m. Then to Sidney for groceries, etc. Got home about 4:00. I busied myself with a little cleaning, reading, writing, etc.
11 Jan Sun. We went to church. In p.m. Went over to Rita's. About 15 degrees this a.m. A few snow flurries.
12 Jan Mon. N is sick with a bowel & kidney trouble. Kept rather quiet. We washed 3 loads. I hung out most of them. Dried some in house. It is mild. About freezing.
13 Jan Tue. Snowed 2 or 3 in. Mild. N did not feel as well. Kept rather quiet. I did a little ironing.
14 Jan Wed. Mild. Around 32 degrees during the day. N has not improved. Went over to the doctors this evening.
15 Jan Thu. Still mild. Geo asked Mrs. McGill to get some medicine for N that the doctor wanted her to have so she went down this a.m for it. N has been in bed most of the day. Feels some better. Has been up some toward night. I made bread & an apple pie.
16 Jan Fri. Snowy more or less all day. N feeling some better. We made cookies & cake. Several inches of snow has fallen and it is colder. 20 degrees this evening. 4 in of snow or so.
17 Jan Sat. Cold. Fair. N feeling better all the time. Colder to nite.
18 Jan Sun. 4 degrees above zero. Fair. N did not feel like going to church. G & I went. N & G went to Sidney this p.m for a short time. Geo wanted to see a man about work. -4 degrees this evening.
19 Jan Mon. 10 degrees above this a.m. But windy. It is hard to keep the house warm. N put a quilt on.
20 Jan Tue. Not as cold. 25 degrees in early a.m. Warmed up to 20 degrees or so. We washed. Also tied on the quilt, the last large one. Geo went to a Men's Meeting at Bap church this evening.
21 Jan Wed. A year ago today Betty & Helen came down to Suffield for me. Very mild & rainy. Water very high & snow melting up to nearly 50 degrees in p.m. We ironed, baked, and finished tying the quilt.
22 Jan Thu. 60 degrees at 6:30 this a.m. Rained hard at 5:00 a.m. Later nearly freezing & some windy. A few snow flurries. N went up to McGills to call this a.m. N & G went over to town. N attended the Mission Aid. I think G went to Sidney to call on a friend at hosp.
23 Jan Fri. A year ago to-day that I came here to Norma's to live. The ground is bare. Not very cold. We finished binding the quilt this evening. It is much prettier than we expected it would look.
24 Jan Sat. Cold and some windy. N & G went to Sidney to shop in a.m, to Franklin this p.m. Snowed late in p.m.
25 Jan Sun. Snow turned to rain a while early this a.m. Later grew steadily cold. Windy & some storm. Geo has a bad cold so we didn't get out to church. Watched T.V as the telepath on was on till 12:00. Raising money for Polio Fund.
26 Jan Mon. -4 degrees this a.m. Warmed up to 14 degrees or so. Fair. N washed and the clothes dried fairly well. Ge worked and seemed to stand it very well.
27 Jan Tue. Moderate temp in a.m. We ironed. Also tied a small quilt for couch and bound it this even. I bro't down material for braided rugs and plan to start one. Just zero this evening.
28 Jan Wed. -8 degrees this a.m. Warmed up thru the day. Jessie came over to lunch. I pressed out material for rugs and cut a few strips.
29 Jan Thu. Cold a.m. But warmed up thru the day. Cloudy. I worked on rug material. Got the rug started. 36 degrees out this evening.
30 Jan Fri. 40 degrees this a.m. Rainy till about noon. Colder & clearing. We baked all a.m. Expected Walt & Bev. But had a card saying they couldn't come.
31 Jan Sat. Rather cold 16 degrees or so. did not warm up much. N & G went to Sidney to shop. Had late lunch. Rich & Helen came rather late for the evening. We hadn't had supper so ate between 9 & 10.

1 Feb Sun. We went to church. In p.m. G & N took me over to Cope's. They stayed an hr or so. Cold all day.
2 Feb Mon. A little below this a.m. Got to 10 degrees or so. Carrie washed. It was about zero when we hung clothes on porch. I made an apple pie.
3 Feb Tue. Not as cold temp but cold wind. Cloudy in p.m. Not much below freezing. Jessie called a while this even. I ironed and made bread. Mended in p.m. Very windy this evening above freezing.
4 Feb Wed. Rainy by spells. Growing colder. Very icy. No traffic. I washed windows in living room & small room.
5 Feb Thu. Not much colder. Cloudy mostly. I washed the rest of the windows down stairs & clean papers on a few shelves
6. Feb Fri. 10 or 15 degrees above in a.m. Quite a wind. Light snow squalls, then bright sunshine. 10 degrees above this evening.
7 Feb Sat. 15 degrees this a.m. A few snow flurries. Cool wind. I cleaned down stairs and made rolls this a.m. Worked at cutting for rugs this p.m.
8 Feb Sun. 10 degrees and fair. We rode to church with Viola Post -as Walter isn't driving till new license plates come.
9 Feb Mon 14 degrees or so. Mostly cloudy. I baked bread & a pie. G & N came for me around 4.00. We had some storm after we came home.
10 Feb Tue. Rained tonite a little. We worked on mending for Rita. G went to Sidney to see about work in a.m. In evening they both went to Rolland Leonard's to call.
11 Feb Wed. N repotted her violets. I mended on Rita's things. Colder to nite. Not much snow on ground.
12 Feb Thu. Rather cold. 14 degrees or so. I mended on pajama's for Helen. N washed doll's things & then things that were in the attic. I made bread. Worked on stocking rug in evening.
13 Feb Fri. Rainy this a.m. Thawing, icy. I worked on rug quite a lot. G & N went over to Rita's this p.m. Bro't David back. G hasn't felt well. Fred came in and got supper for him just before the folks came home.
14 Feb Sat. 20 degrees this a.m. But moderated. Rained a little. Cloudy. I finished the rug.
15 Feb Sun. It was real icy. We went to church and had no trouble. Fred came in a while this evening . I wrote several letters. A little colder this even.
15 Feb Mon. N washed. Quite a lot of sun & wind. In the upper 30's during the day. I wrote letters. Made bread, etc.
16 Feb Tue. We ironed. N & G went to Sidney this am. 40 degrees in middle of day. A very few snow flurries.
18 Feb Wed. Cloudy. In p.m. It rained then turned to snow. Ground white & colder to-nite. G is working on the stairway.
19 Feb Thu. Colder 10 degrees or so. Windy. Some sunshine. Zero in evening. G working on stairway.
20 Feb Fri. Zero this morning. Windy. Mostly sunny. Geo went to Sidney to see about work. Fred was up to supper/. Geo went to Union meeting. Not quite as cold this evening.
21 Feb Sat. Some sun. Stormy & windy in p.m. N did washing for Fred. I helped N mend. Worked on rug.
22 Feb Sun. About zero. We went to church. I went home with Jessie to dinner. We went to James Little's funeral. Fair. G & N & David W went over to Rita's to dinner. Jessie & I called at Harris' when she brought me home.
23 Feb Mon. N did not feel well. Sinus trouble, eyes, etc. She did a little washing. G & N went to Sidney to shop. It snowed in a.m. Milder to night. No mail man to-day. I worked on rug.
24 Feb Tue. Carrie & Walter's 55th wedding anniversary. Rather cold. Windy Partly cloudy. N washed. Not feeling well. eye still bothers. We baked bread, cookies. Geo has work at Oneonta for a few days.
25 Feb Wed. -8 this a.m but air and warmed up some. We baked, ironed & cleaning. Worked on rugs a little. Colder to nite.
26 Feb Thu. About zero in a.m. Warmed up to 40 degrees in p.m. Partly cloudy. N & I both worked on rugs some. Geo, N & David went down to Glen Hoyts this evening. Fred came in and was here to supper.
27 Feb Fri. Not as cold. 40 degrees at noon. N & G went to Sidney to-nite to Dr. Stacy. Also to Unadilla to take two of the dogs to Vet. Cold to nite. Jessie bro't over 3 A Violets for me to keep for her.
28 Feb Sat. Above freezing this a.m. And kept warming up. Water running everywhere. The folks shopped in Sidney this a.m.

1 Mar Sun. Still thawing. Snow has disappeared but ground is frozen so water stands on ground. We. Went to church. I got a lot of reading done this p.m. In my room. It was comfortable and N & G had callers.
2 Mar Mon. N washed. I finished my rug. Quite spring-like. Fred came up to supper.
3 Mar Tue. We baked bread, pies & cookies. N washed. In even they with David went over to Rita's. Left D. Then went to Sidney. Went to Stacy's then Rutlands for a call. Mild
4 Mar Wed. Ground white with snow. Snow flurries in a.m. Mr. Titus took me to the foot doctor at 11:00. Above freezing so much of snow melted. We both worked on rugs. I'm making one of rayon stockings.
5 Mar Thu. Bright. About 20 degrees in a.m. Mostly cloudy. We both worked on our rugs.
6 Mar Fri. Very windy. Up to 50 in middle of day. Final by spells. Colder at nite, a few snow flakes. G & N went to Sidney to nite- G to Stacey's.
7 Mar Sat. Colder Windy. A few snow flurries. I went with N to Sidney to shop. I got b-day gifts for them. Then called at Mrs. Melicks. N & I both worked on our rugs. I have a good start on a rayon stocking rug.
8 Mar sun. A bright sunny morning. We went to church. I wrote letters & read. N & G went down to Glen Hoyt's a while. Fred & Ronny came in a few min. Rather cold to-nite.
9 Mar Mon. A little above freezing. Light snow. N did a little washing. I cleaned lower cupboards. Electricity was off 2 hr this evening. Geo went over to U to a trustees meeting but it was called off. N & I worked on rugs.
10 mar Tue. Snowed a little in a.m. But was mostly fair, and good drying day. N washed. G & N went to a supper at Bapt church. Family nite supper.
11 Mar Wed. Nearly zero this a.m. G's b-day. N made cake. I ironed, cleaned some, and worked on rug. Milder to-nite. Fred came up late in evening. Ate supper.
12 Mar Thu. Snowed in the nite. Kept snowing more or less all day. There may be a foot or so to nite. Some wind and temp in the twenties.
13 Mar Fri. Some snow and much wind. 20 degrees or so. We baked, and did usual cleaning. Snow drifted in driveway but Geo managed to drive in. N & G went to Sidney to bank after Geo came home.
14 Mar Sat. A bright morning. Kept pleasant all day. N & G went to Sidney to shop, also Unadilla. In the evening, Helen Philip, Pat & Joan came down. H bro't material for rugs, also used clothing for church World Service.
15 Mar Sun. We went to church. Mostly sunny. Thawing. Snow disappearing fast. 40 degrees or over.
16 Mar Mon..... Rather windy. N washed some. We worked on crib quilt for Mary. Nearly finished it. G & N took me over to Rob't Harris to the Missionary Meeting. G ame for me about 9:45. I didn't stay for refreshments.
17 Mar Tue. N did more washing. It was bright and good for drying until late p.m. It snowed quite hard. Covered the ground. We finished Mary's quilt, and Geo plans to take it up to Helen's in the a.m.
18 Mar Wed. Snowed some early in a.m. Quite cold 20 degrees or a little over. N washed some garments we are getting ready to send to church World Service. We, or I worked at mending & pressing. N dyed some, getting ready to make another rug.
19 Mar Thu. 4 above zero this a.m. 50 degrees at noon. Good day for sap running, no doubt. N washed the last of clothing Helen bro't for CWService. I pressed & mended. Did sweaters by hand. I went with N to a Missionary Meeting at Mrs. Wetherbee's in the evening. First time N has driven since receiving her driver's license.
20 Mar Fri. A lovely spring day 4 degrees in middle of day. N did cleaning and some washing. In evening N & G went to Union meeting. Fred called in evening got clothes & bro't more to be washed. Also had a lunch.
21 Mar Sat. Spring has come. It has ruined some today, gently. Cloudy all day. G & N shopped in Sidney this a.m. Bro't David back and Rita and Bea came home this way and took him home. They stayed to lunch. I finished the mending for CWS clothing and began doing Helen's mending. Rain turning to snow in p.m. Late. Colder.
22 Mar Sun. 20 degrees above zero. Windy. We went to church today. Took the garments to the church we've been working on for W.C. Service. Mostly bright but did not warm up too much. Fred came in (his father went for him) in late p.m. N got a meal for him. Call to-nite.
23 Mar Mon. Cold morning 10 degrees. Warmed up some. Good drying day. N washed some.
24 Mar Tue Cold not as cold as yesterday. N washed I ironed & pressed used clothing to take to Carrie. N & G took Rita to the doctors. Geo went to Stacy. Rather mild this even. N started cleaning up stairs.
25 Mar Wed. Froze last nite but warmed up fast. Must be a good sap day. N finished my room and we moved my things in, so I slept there to nite. N went to U to have her hair cut. G sent along & went to Jones to take a heat lamp. Got Glen Hoyts milk as he is sick. Went to Sidney Centre for ginger ale for Glen. They stayed at Glen's awhile.
26 Mar Thu. Not as warm but mostly fair. N worked up stairs. I cleaned some cupboards. We both worked on rugs.
27 Mar Fri. Ground white this a.m. Some snow during this day. At times turning to rain--then colder at night. 3 or more in of snow. We did usual cleaning. N & G went to Sidney to nite to bank. Fred came up to supper and to get clean clothes.


THIS ENDS THE 1959 DIARY WRITTEN IN THE SMALL BLACK BOOK WITH 1956,7.
BEGINS JULY 26 IN LARGER WIRED NOTEBOOK.

26 Jul Sun. Cool morning but warmed up and was bright mostly. No one went to church. Wilford came in p.m. Norma & George called this p.m. Mr & Mrs. Gadsby called this even. No special change in Carrie. (Note: Gma must be at her sister Carrie Cope's home in G-ville and Carrie is sick. AP)
27 Jul Mon. Emily washed. A fine day. Dr. Von Haiseler called to see Carrie this p.m. Juna, Viola Post and Pauline Smith called this p.m.
28 Jul Tue. Warm. Mostly sunny. Emily did the ironing. Walter did some cleaning down stairs. I planned to go home but we thought it best to wait till Mildred came.
29 Jul Wed. Hot weather. 92 degrees in Oneonta. Juan Richards brought me hoe this p.m. I stopped at Jessie's a short time. Also at Bob Harris where Norma is caring for their children while they are away.
30 Jul Thu. Hot this a.m. But not as humid and a good breeze at times. Norma came home at 9:00. I have been busy doing little things.
31 Jul Fri. Hot and humid. Threatening rain which did come in pm. Quite a hard short shower then lighter. N washed & dried. Rita & family came over in even to get vegetables.

1 Aug Sat. Quite cool in a.m. Sun quite warm and indication of rain around us. N & G went to Sidney to shop. Rita went to Oneonta and left David & Sherry here. Rather cool to nite.
2 Aug Sun. Quite cool this a.m. And did not wam up too much. G & N went to church. Norma & I went over to Cope's in p.m. Stopped at Jessie's on way home and made quite a call. Carrie's not improving.
3 Aug Mon. Very cool a.m. 40 degrees. But warmed up some, comfortable in p.m. N washed. I made bread. We both did some writing. Not as cold to nite.
4 Aug Tue. Not quite as cool in a.m. But a strong wind all day. It is cloudy and seems very much like much needed rain. A very light mist about dark.
5 Aug Wed. Rained quite a lot during the nite. Enough to help gardens. Cloudy and threatened rain. About 9:00 p.m. It is raining gently. Betty and a little 4 year old girl she bro't with her came this p.m. And stayed till after supper.
6 Aug Thu. It rained quite hard during the night so the ground seemed very wet. Cloudy & cool. Richmond came down with a truck load of pat moss & mane ur. Helen & children started for a 2 days visit to Penna.
7 Aug Fri. Pleasant. Milder. Threatening rain. N & G went to Oneonta. G to Union Meeting. Fred here to supper. Jessie went over to Copes late in p.m. Carrie no better. Not as well really.
8 Aug Sat. Mild. Threatening rain some of the time. Mist at times in even. Emily phoned that her mother had a good night and seemed better to day. Aa card from Helen in Pa. They are having a good time. Fred came up in p.m. & helped G buzz wood. N & G went to Sidney to get groceries in a.m.
9 Alug Sun. We went to church. I went to Bap church with G & N as we have no church service till Sept. Rather warm & threatening rain. Did rain some on the way to church & while we were there. We all went over to Cope's in p.m. Carrie about the same. Donald & Wilfred are there to stay till Thur. It is her 83rd b day. She had lots of flowers. We took a mixed bouquet also tiger lilies. Norma made a b-day cake which is real pretty. Carrie had such a lot of glads also other flowers, white mums etc. 75 b-day cards. it rained some as we drove over, and poured while we were there for quite a while. Did not come here.
10 Aug Mon. Threatened rain nearly all day but N washed an no rain but a little towards night. I made bread & pie. N cookies. N & G went to Sidney. G to Dr. Stacy.
11 Aug Tue. Quite warm. Cool in a.m. I went with Jessie to visit at Paul Hovey's in p.m. The Wilcox's came in after supper. We all had a nice visit. Norma froze beets & started dill pickles. We ironed
12 Aug Wed. Rather cool a.m. But was a real pleasant day. N is cleaning out the raspberry bushes. The tank came for the oil furnace to-day.
13 Aug Thu. Warm morning. Rita & children came over about ten and stayed while N went over to the church to plan for Vacation Bible School. After lunch Rita went to Sidney to shop. Mrs. Gurney came this evening to get roots that N has to give away.
14 Aug Fri. Very warm to day.
15 Aug Sat. Very warm. In the nineties. G & N went to Oneonta to trade. I did a few little jobs, then worked at my rug and tried to keep cool.
16 Aug Sun. Very warm again. I went to the Baptist church with Geo & Norma. We had a thunder shower about five o'clock. Quite a lot of rain fell, but we need several days rain. Rita & family came in late p.m. On their way to her father's. They left David here. He will go with N to Vacation Bible School where she expects to help fFor 2 wk's. Jessie stopped and asked me to. Go over to Mrs. McLaughlins for a call, which I did.
17 Aug Mon. Warm and threatening rain. It finally came a thunder shower in p.m. Then rained off & on during the p.m. N is helping at the V Bible School. They come for her at 8:30 and it lasts still 11:30. Still rather warm to nite.
18 Aug Tue. A shower about 11:30. The cleaning and it was a nice p.m. A little cooler. Rita came over and did her washing as she has no water. N & I went over to the Cope's this evening. Mildred is there running the house and would like to have me come over to help.
19 Aug Wed. I made bread and did a little washing & ironing then got ready to go. Mildred came at 3:30 and stayed a while and I went back with her. Pauline Morris called this evening. Cool night.
20 Aug Thu. Warmed up so it was really hot as before the rains. Charl Lawson who helps here is having trouble after having a tooth out and went home early. Warm evening. We packed dishes this evening.21 Aug Fri. Warm & sultry. A short shower in p.m Charl didn't come to-day as her tooth has been making trouble. We did not get much extra done. Ironed. Had callers to see the house. Also Henry Cope & wife. Wilfred came about 11:00.
22 Aug Sat. Showers during a.m. Cleaning and warm. Charl back & feeling better. I made bread & pie and got dinner while Mildred rested as she had a bad nite with Carrie. Wil & Mil attended the wedding of a Musson girl this p.m. Callers to look at the house. Also Mr. Michell from Oneonta who will take the Cope's good in a van. Cooler to nite.
23 Aug Sun. Pleasant in a.m. But clouded up and was cool. Very quiet here. Wilfred went home in p.m.
24 Aug Mon. Rained early this a.m. Thundered a little . Perhaps rained during nite. Mildred had to wash some. Dried a few things mostly in house. Cleared toward night. I baked raspberry pie & tarts in p.m. We make cookies. Ironed a little in evening. Kay & Joe Nepolitana called about supper time.
25 Aug Tue. Mildred did a big washing and it dried just perfect. We got quite a lot of the ironing done and put away. had a busy day. Norma came over this even. Brought lovely flowers. Cool tonight.
26 Aug Wed. Cool a.m. Partly cloudy. I did my hand washing. Made a pie and helped about dinner. Jessie came over to call. Finally stayed to dinner and helped us to get it. Emily came in p.m.
27 Aug Thu. Hot & humid. Showers went around in p.m. A little rain late in p.m. Mildred started for home about 1:30. I baked bread & cookies. In p.m. Went up stairs & sorted things that we think we can use.
28 Aug Fri. Warm & humid. Showers went around but we did not get much rain. A busy day. I sorted things in up stairs room in a.m. & P.m.
29 Aug Sat. Mrs Seaman's s94th b day. Warm & humid. Showers this p.m. But did not rain hard or long. Wilfred came about 11:00 last night. Everyone has been busy. Cheryl went home about noon which made quite a difference. I was up early and sorted over things for rugs.
30 Aug Sun. Mostly cloudy. Warm, humid. Thunder showers this p.m. But did not rain hard. Wilfred left soon after dinner. Geo & Norma came this p.m. Bro't lovely flowers also glads. We're tables & melons. They took some things that we have laid aside for them. Maude Cope & ever all of her family called.
31 Aug Mon. Began raining about 8 and rained all the forenoon hard. Emily washed. In p.m hung out a few things which dried some. I made cookies & a cake which didn't turn out very good. Fred & Nellie Gadsby called late in p.m as she wanted to get some rug rags we had.

1 Sep Tue. Clearing. Emily went to G- this a.m. I did little odd jobs and got dinner started. Sheldon & Marguerite called also Juna & daughter. The rest of the lot he's got dry. Chyrl ironed this a.m. And Emily finished in p.m. Quite warm & humid.
2 Sep WedPartly cloudy and a little rain in p.m. Early in p.m. Rita brought Norma over to get boxes of things we have to take home. George came from Norwich where he works to get her. Walter had strawberry plants ready for him to take. The left between 5 & 6. Viola Post & daughter called in p.m.
3 Sep. Thu. Rained during the nite. Not as humid & warm to-day. Helen came this p.m. I went with her up to Guy Posts on an errand. Juna called this evening.
4 SepFri. Colder. Pleasant. The Sargents (Ansel) called this p.m. Also Swenningsens & Ralph Lyon. Mil & Wil came about 11:00 this evening.
5 Sep Sat. Pleasant a.m. Phillips who was a Cope called t his p.m. Also Henry Cope & wife Juna & Kay. Geo Johnson came at 7:00 to-nite.
6 Sep Sun. Cool a.m. Jessie called while we were eating breakfast. A busy a.m. As they are getting ready to take Carrie & Walter to Rochester this p.m. They got started at 2:30. I phoned N I'd be ready at 3:00. She came alone as Fred is sick so Geo stayed. In the p.m. Rita & boys came. Walter & Bev called on their way home from her folks. Wilford came over in evening to bring my Vit pills which I forgot.
7 Sep Mon Labor Day. Geo did not work. He & N worked in flower garden transplanting shrubbery & in p.m. Strawberry plants Walter gave us. Comfortable day. I wrote some letters. made cookies.
8 Sep Tue. AN did ot feel well so did not wash. Quite warm. I made bread.
9 Sep Wed. Rita & children were over. She brought apple sauce to freeze & apples to be gotten ready for pies to be frozen. Very warm. Thunder shower at supper time. Jessie called this evening
10 Sep the. Cloudy. Warm. We ironed. Looked over old pictures. Rained some late in p.m & evening. N & I went to Sid Centre to get can rubbers & tops for canning pears. I took a box of pictures, etc for Minnie which we left at Lula's and called there a while.
11 Sept Fri. Quite cool. Rita came over and she & N went to Oneonta to see about a freezer for Rita. I went along but stopped at Helen's while they were gone. G & N went to the bank after G got home to nite. We canned a few pears.
12 Sep Sat. Much cooler. 40 degrees early a.m. Cool wind all day. N & G went to Sidney to do errands. Rolland Leonard & man came and finished the furnace so it is being used - oil. We also have a wood fire in the stove. N made chili sauce. A letter from Emily. She isn't having much help in caring for Carrie.
13 Sept Sun. We went to church. Rita & family came over to supper and spent evening. Cold, but not quite as cold as last nite. There was a frost at Rita's this a.m.
14 Sept Mon. Cold morning. Frost (light) but no damage. N washed. We canned a few pears, made chili sauce. N gathered tomatoes, peppers, etc from garden but it did not freeze. Clouded up.
15 Sept Tue. We did the ironing. Baked bread & cookies. N took me over to Miss Halsey's. I called there a few min. In the even Jessie, Katherine Teed, Mrs. Curtis & I went to Guilford M.E. Church to a silver tea. The Hall sisters Julia & Pauline showed colored pictures of their European trip a year ago. Very interesting. Lasted pretty late. I stayed with Jessie.
16 Sept Wed. Norma called early to say that Georgg's mother had died and they went to Oneonta for his tools, then spent the day getting ready for Geo to go out to Wash. (State of Washington. AP). Jessie bro't me home after lunch. Fred took N & G down to Bing to take the plane at about 5:00. Cold N covered up things in garden. We had green beans that came on since the rain.
17 Sep Thu. We canned pears & plums. Rita & Tuie took David down to Bing to eye specialist. left Henry & Sherry here. They stopped for supper. Cold but clouded up.
18 Sept Fri. Cloudy so no frost. I believe we canned plums. Made pepper. Hash, froze rhubarb, made a quick cucumber pickle, tomato dill pickles, and got sweet ripe cucumber pickles started. Cool this evening. The rhubarb grew since the rain.
19 Sep Sat. Cold. We did not see frost. It was bright and a lovely day. N went to U to get her hair cut and get groceries. We had a busy day. She finished pickles. We both did cleaning. I went out towards night & got flowers which haven't been all spoiled by frosts and N arranged a bouquets for each room. Black eyed Susan's, delphiniums, nicatianas, petunias and glads. No doubt will be the last for this year.
20 Sep Sun.We went to church. Ruth Phetteplace came home with us. In the p.m. We drove to Bainbridge. N called on Hilda Sargent & her sister. Ruth & I sat in the car and visited. It was a lovely day.
21 Sept Mon. Very warm day for Sept. We washed & ironed. Made chili sauce. Rita & family came over to supper. Left the children as Rita plans to go t oAlbany to morrow, so we will have them to morrow. Tuie set out some strawberry plants that ame in the mail.
22 Sep Tue. Very warm. 76 degrees or so. Norma has been busy caring for the children. I mended some. Rita came over in evening for the children.
23 Sep Wed. Jessie came for me and took me to Sidney as I had an appointment with Dr. Joseph. She stopped here for lunch then I went with her to May Clifford's. had some soap grease & lye for her. N came for me at about five o'clock. Rita says Sherry has a tooth. Very warm. 80 degrees or more.
24 Sep Thu. Warm. Partly cloudy. Rita & children came over to wash as they have no water. Norma washed the car. I took care of a basked of apples Jessie gave us last week. N & Rita went up to wells Bridge to see about Rita getting a freezer. Rained late in p.m. A little cooler.
25 Sep Fri. Cooler. The furnace is running good and heat feels omfortable. Norma cleaned in a.m. I did some up stairs. Started bread. At about 2:00 Geo called that he was at the air port in Bing. N & Rita went to Wells Bridge to see about the freezer while I baked the bread. Then we started for Bing. It was interesting to see the planes land or take off. Geo had a good trip. ON the way home we stopped & got 2 bu Mac apples and some pears for Rita. They picked dthe apples themselves (at lower price). Had a letter from Emily which I was very glad to get. No change for better in Carrie.
26 Sep Sat. About 70 degrees or a little above in idle of day. Cool wind. N & G went to Deposit to see some one related to some one Geo saw in Spokane this ps.ms. Then went to Sidney late in p.m to get George's luggage which came a little later than he did.
27 Sept Sun. Geo felt tired so didn't go to church. N & I went. I started to walk over to the Bap church. Tripped & fell on a tree trunk. When Jessie stopped thinking I would like a ride with her which I did, over to the church. Mr. Ludwig came along and picked me up--not hurt at all. Geo & N went over to Rita's and Geo helped Tuie fix a place for their new freezer when it comes.
28 Sep Mon. Partly cloudy. N washed. Bro't home Rita's clothes as she has no water. Clothes dried nicely. I did a little ironing. We mde, or rather boiled down, tomato juice.Geo went over to Rita's to help again. Quite warm to day. Rita bro't David over as he hurt his face last night.
29 Sep Tue. Thunder showers during nite. Quite a good deal of rain fell. Rained some to day. Very warm. Rita came over. Was here to dinner. Took David to the doctors to check his cut. Rita & N canned some pears for Rita.
30 Sep Wed. Warm. Cooled off a little toward nite. We froze 15 p'kgs carrots this a.m. In p.m. Canned the rest of Rita's pears. Geo went over to Rita's to work in the back room, getting ready for their freezer. Freddy came in to supper. Mrs. Dunshee & Mrs. Barrows called this evening. I had several cards.

1 Oct Thu. Rained thru the night and most of the day off & a on. We need it so much. Norma made a nice birthday came for me (us). Helen Rich & Joan & Ruth came down in the evening. Helen bro't a cake. Norma had spaghetti & meat ready if the folks would like it and they would. Then we had cakes and ice cream. They stayed till about 10 o'clock. Is not raining this evening. I had more cards, and really had a nice birthday.
2 Oct Fri. Some cooler. No more Raina tho cloudy by spells. Rita came over and took David to the Doctor who took the stitches out in his forehead. N & G went over to Rita's to-night as Geo is working on the place for the new freezer. They stayed late (2:00) as they finished the mason work.
3 Oct Sat. Norma & Geo went to Franklin then to U to do shopping. Pleasant. Mild for this time of year. I took nicotianas & petunias over to the Blanchards also up to Earls this evening. They are still lovely and do not show signs of frost.
4 Oct Sun. Helen is 49 years old to-day. Still rather mild. N taught a S.S class at 10:00. So I rode along. Our service begins now at 9:45. S S at 11:00. Geo did not go. This p.m. N & G went over to Rita's. Left David there.
5 Oct. Mon. Partly cloudy. Warm. N washed and clothes dried good. WE had a busy day. N got wood in barn as it looked like rain. I made an apple pie and did little jobs. In p.m. Jessie & Avis Taylor called. In evening N & G caught part of the hens and took them to Walton to be dressed. Stopped at Rita's. Their new freezer came to-nite. Quite a shower (thunder) soon after N & G left.
6 Oct Tue. Mostly cloudy. Mild. N & I went up stairs and looked over the boxes of things brought over from Cope's. We sorted over everything. N worked this evening. Finished including some things of Rita's. There was quite a thunder shower late this p.m.
5 Oct Wed. It rained (thunder & shower) more or less all night. More rain than we have had in a long time. N worked up stairs sorting some of Rita's things and some boxes of Geo's mother. I did some mending, writing, etc.
8 Oct Thu. Some cooler this a.m. But warmed up later. Rita & children came over about 11:15. We had a "grab lunch" and went to Walton to get the fowls that G & N took to have dressed. Brought them back to Rita's and put in her new freezer to freeze then came on home. They had another lunch then went home. I rested a while. N washed and baked this a.m.
9 Oct Fri. Still warm. Partly cloudy. It rained a good deal during last night. Creek very high. N did some defrosting on the feeder which she started last night. I cleaned up stairs, and N did down stairs. We baked bread, mended, etc.
10 Oct Sat. Cooler but warm sun & pleasant. N & G went to Sidney to shop, etc. In p.m. Geo dug most of the potatoes and got them in. They also gathered the glads and stored them away to dry for the present. Jessie & Pauline Strobeck called and I went with them for a short ride, to Sidney Centre & back by the back road by Dunshee's. The foliage is lovely.
11 Oct Sun. cloudy-mild. Geo & I went to church. N did not feel well, but felt better later in the day. I rested, wrote letters, etc.
12 Oct Mon. Cool. Threatening rain. N washed and we got the clothes in to finished drying. A very few sprinkles. N hasns't felt well and has been in bed a good deal. Better this evening.
13 Oct Tue. Cool-cloudy. N feels better. Helen came for us to go to Bing. To the eye doctor at 9:30. We were on time at 11:30. Doctor found very little change in my eyes. So I do not go again till Apr 13. We did some trading. Helen looked at trailers, stopped on the way home for a lunch. It was between 5 & 6 when we got home. Rained or sprinkled a very little so we went, and came home. Quite cool. N feels better to nite.
14 Oct Wed. Quite cool. N ironed. We slept late and N did not feel very well. We did not accomplish much. I had a long nap. Geo is laid off for a time. Mostly cloudy & not pleasant.
15 Oct Thu. Colder morning than lately. Geo killed 4 hens and we all worked getting them ready for the freezer. (I did a small part). We cooked one for supper. The other 3 are cooling in refrigerator to p'kgs & put in freezer to-morrow. Rita bro't Henry & Sherry over to stay while she shopped in Sidney. They were all here to lunch. Geo worked at grading the side lawn. Quite a bit of sunshine.
16 Oct Fri. Cool. Some sunshine. They did 2 more hens for freezing. N helped Geo by running the tractor while he used something to move dirt SOS graded the side lawn. G & Mr. Jones went up to Union Meeting, but the meeting wasn't held as something else was going on in the building.
14 Oct Sat. Partly cloudy-looked like rain but didn't till toward night. G & N went to Bing to pick apples. Got 5 bu. N Spies (got groceries too). This even took some up to Clarks, also McGills when they got milk. They worked some on the lawn before they went.
18 Oct Sun. Rather bright and pleasant. Not too cold in the a.m but began to be colder & windy in early p.m. We went to church. Mr. Benedict preached. It got down to 34 degrees in evening. N went out and got lovely flowers-nicotianas, marigolds, roses, tuberous begonia (double), petunias, dahlias, geraniums, pink begonia, pansies, portulacas, delphinium. Very lovely. N & I moved a few things in to the apartment, so I'll be sleeping there this winter and did last.
19 Oct Mon. 26 degrees this a.m. Cold windy. Partly cloudy, but clothes dried well. Geo went to Windham to work to day. We made bread. Did some mending, etc. Quite cold to night. The flowers are all spoiled as we expected.
20 Oct Tue. No frost this a.m. It has been a pleasant day. Rita & family were here for dinner. Then Rita & Tuie took David to Bing to see eye specialist at 3:00. They all stayed to supper. N bro't down clothing from upstairs which we're getting ready to take over where the Bap church women will send to Korea.
21 Oct Wed. About 26 degrees. Cold wind. Geo & N worked some on lawn. We mended & pressed clothing most of the day. N & G worked in flower garden, transplanted white lilac etc. Geo took Joe across the way, to Unadilla too nite.
22 Oct Thu. Not quite as cold. N got the clothing into boxes ready to take to U. We baked bread and froze some carrots. In p.m. We went to Unadilla. I took my cloth for 3 dresses to Mrs Alger. She took my measurements. I called at Mrs. Carmarchael's to see Grace Gibson who has had an eye out. She's coming on good and expects to have her artificial eye in a week. The fall shrubbery came to-day. They started digging the holes.
23 Oct Fri. It rained during the nite. Geo has worked about all day digging holes between showers. They have them all set in.
24 Oct Sat. Rainy. G & N started for Ithaca about 10 a.m. Jessie came for me about 4 o'clock . I stayed over nite with her. Rained hard in evening.
25 Oct Sun. We went to church & S.S. Barbara & family were at Jessie's for dinner. She bro't me home between 5 & 6. It has been fairly pleasant. Rained a little as we got home. G & N came about 8. A very little cooler.
26 Oct Mon. Mostly cloudy, and threatening rain. N washed and bro't clothes in to finish drying. Geo went to Sidney to Stacy this p.m. And N & I went along. It rained hard most of the way down.
27 Oct Tue. It was cold and misty this a.m. Geo went to Oneonta to work but did not stay. Norma did not feel well. Had pain in her side so has taken it easy to-day. We have worked on the used clothing to be sent to needy. Temp 40 degrees or so all day. No rain. I ironed this a.m. Fred & friend called toward nite.
28 Oct Wed. Cold and snowing a very little. Geo went to work in Oneonta. The coldest day we have had this Fall. Not much above freezing all day. Fred came in after we had eaten and ate his supper. We worked all day on the clothing. N feels better, but has pain in her back at times.
29 Oct Thu. Coldest a.m we have had 26 degrees). But bright and warmed up some. I did some hand washing. We both worked on the used clothing most of the day. I went up to Caswell's this p.m. To call and returned the flash light I borrowed of them several weeks ago. The foliage is stil lovely.
30 Oct Fri. Cold a.m. Partly cloudy. Moderated this p.m. N feels some better. We worked all day on the clothing and finished what we planned to do. Which is the larger part of the big box we had full. Geo is working overtime to finish the job at Oneonta. Came back home at 1:30.
31 Oct Sat. It has rained more or less all day. G & N went to Sidney this a.m. N had an appointment with Dr. Elliot at 8:00. They got groceries. G went to Dr. Stacks, etc. We all went to the chicken & biscuit supper at Pres church at 5:30 this evening. It kept on raining but not as hard as during the day. It was a very good supper and it seemed like a large crowd.

1 Nov Sun. A little rainy but did not amount to much thru the day. We went to church. I'll be going to the Baptist church mostly as the Pres. Service starts at 9:45. mr. Webb goes to Otego to conduct service after ours here. It was Henry's b-day yesterday. We had them all over for supper, ice cream & b'day cake. N & R took pictures of the children.
2 Nov Mon. Cold. A few snow flurries and light rain. N washed some but had to bring in to finish drying. I began cleaning cupboards. N & I began finishing a quilt-top for a quilt we plan to make for Helen for Christmas.
3 Nov Tue. N washed the rest of the clothes. A fair drying day. We went up to vote with Mrs. MGill this a.m. I cleaned some cupboards. Cut a few blocks. Geo came home early as he is given some time on account of Election Day. Fred came in to supper and in evening Rita & family came with their new car and ate supper.4 Nov Wed. Began raining about 11:00 and was a real rainy p.m. We ironed and worked some on quilt we are making for Helen. N on a throw she is making for Beverly. Fred came and heard N went over to church. Geo broke his glasses. I mean frames and went to Sidney to get them repainted.
5 Nov Thu. Rained off & on all day. Rita brought the children over to stay while she shopped. In p.m. She took N down as meats were selling cheaper than usual. I got squashes ready to freeze, cleaned up stairs. No did some down stairs.
6 Nov Fri. It rained all day. Some of the time real hard. N did some extra cleaning. I made bread & cake. I got more squashes ready to freeze. N & G went over to the revival meeting at the church this evening.
7 Nov Sat. Colder about 3 degrees all day. N & G went to Sidney early to have dental work done. Light rain. N washed some, but.. I did a few odd jobs. Worked at Christmas pillowcase I evening. N helped me cut them out.
8 Nov Sun. About 22 degrees this a.m. Bright in a.m. We went to church. A missionary from Etheopia talked. It was extra good. Rev Floyd Estelle. Geo & N went over to Rita's this ps.ms.
9 Nov Mon. Cold. Mostly sunny. N washed & we ironed. Froze more squashes. N & I went over to Bap church to hear a missionary to Peru speak. The Rev. C.W.W. Cook. he was very good.
10 Nov Tue. Cold a.m. But warmed up some. Pleasant. N cleaned in her bed room. I finished the squashes, and cleaned some kitchen cupboards. In the evening we went over to church to a Fellowship supper, then heard a missionary to the Jews speak, Ref. Cohen.
11 Nov Wed. Veterans Day. No mail deliveries. Norma did some cleaning. I did the lower cupboards. Then Somme mending & sewing. Rita & children came over. We're here to dinner. Sherry stayed here. Very windy. 40 degrees in a.m. And stayed above freezing.
12 Nov Thu. About freezing. Not as cold this a.m. Rained a little during the nite. N did not get much sleep last nite as Sherry is cutting teeth & is fretful. N cleaned some living rooms, and I worked at cupboards. Mrs. Melick & Lurene called this p.m. Cooler to nite. N pulled the turnips & Geo got them in.
13 Nov Fri. Cool & windy. Not freezing. Rita & family left the boys here early in p.m. All were here to supper. They took Sherry home. Rita & Tuie both went to dentists.
14 Nov Sat. A rainy day. N went to U early to shop. Geo transplanted a lilac tree. We worked at cleaning mostly. Expected Walt & Bev in p.m. But they did not arrive till we were about to have supper and left rather early in evening. Still raining at bed time.
15 Nov Sun. We all went to church. In late p.m we went up to Hellen's. Found only Ruth there. later G & M went over to Rita's to get hunting license for G. They bro't Henry home with them to stay a few days.
16 Nov Mon. A about 32 degrees, but warmed up and was a good day to wash & dry. N & G got a piece of linoleum down in the apartment this even. I mended, wrote, etc.
17 Nov Tue. Rainy in a.m. Grew colder during forenoon. Snowed a little. Is cold and windy to-night. Geo worked late. got home about 9:00. He stopped at Helen's for a root of bleeding heart. N. Made a shoe bag for Geo.
18 Nov Wed. 10 degrees above zero. Warmed up in sunshine some. Cold, but not quite as cold to nite. Geo worked overtime again. Got home at 7:30. N worked at her afghan most of her spare time. I mended then worked on my rug I began some time ago.
19 Nov Thu. Not as cold but below freezing in a.m. A very few snow flakes. N worked on her "throw,". I, on my rug material a. Little. We baked bread, pie & cookies.
20 Nov Fri. Cold. A little under freezing. Rita & children were here for lunch. Then she went to dentists leaving the children here. She took them all home. Henry has been here since Sun even.
21 Nov Sat. 52 years ago we were married. A few snow flurries and a very warm rain. N & I went to Unadilla this a.m. We went to Mrs. Aalgers and I got my dresses. N took a dress thee to be altered. In p.m. G & N went to Sidney to shop, then to Unadilla to the doctors as Geo is having foot trouble. Dr calls it neuritis.
22 Nov Sun. N. G went to church. Heard a candidate for a new minister. In evening they went to hear him again and I went to a Women's Praise Service at Pres. Church. Slides were shown of Alaska and African work being done there. After that refreshments & a fellowship hour. A & N stopped for me, and stayed a while.
23 Nov Mon. About 40 degrees. Windy. Partly cloudy. N washed. Geo went to Oneonta in a.m. To do errands. N & I worked on rugs. There was trouble with the oil as one drum was used u. Rolland L came up and checked it ..Is running OK now.
24 Nov Tue. Rained some in p.m. Rita & children came over. The little ones stayed here while she took David to dentists. Geo went to Sidney too. We had a busy day. Baking, etc. Helen came in for a short call in late a.m. N & G worked at linoleum in evening in apartment.
25 Nov Wed. Mostly cloudy. A little rain turning to snow in a.m. And enough to whiten the ground in p.m. Geo had work at C-town. Helen drove over from U where she went to get an estimate of damage done to can. Was here short time. Geo stopped for the beets they have been having prepared for the freezer on his way home.
26 Nov Thu. Thanksgiving Day. Ground white with snow, but sun shone and much of it melted. Geo took me over to Jessie's to have dinner with hazel Anna Eells and Nellie Myers. We had a nice turkey dinner and a nice time. Geo came for me & took Mrs. M & Ann home. N & G worked on the apartment putting down linoleum.
27 Nov Fri. Geo worked to day at Cooperstown- It was rainy off and on after late a.m. I went up to McGills and called on Mrs. Chapman as her folks have gone away for a few days. We are busy getting ready for Thanks. Dinner to morrow nite. N has cleaned & waxed floors.
28 Nov Sat. Rained all last night. Water very high. G went to Sidney for groceries. N & I were busy all day aAs we had Thanksgiving dinner here to nite. Walter & Bev came between 6 & 7. Geo took dinner over to Rita and family as they were sick. Fred came in for dinner. Colder to nite.
29 Nov Sun. Cold. We all went to church but Walter. They started for home after dinner. Colder than it has been.
30 Nov Mon. Cold. About 23 degrees. Snowed some but drying very well. N washed. Rita & family came over this even and left Sherry & Henry as she is to go to Bing to-morrow to take David to eye doctor. Geo worked.

1 Dec Tue. Rita stopped on the way back from Bing. She & Eleanor were here for lunch (& children). N & I ironed, then worked on rugs, etc. Geo will work the rest of week.
2 Dec Wed. Jessie took N & I to Sidney. I went to Dr. Joseph. N shopped. Jessie stayed for lunch. G finished work at C-town.
3 Dec Thu. A lovely day and rather mild. We all went shopping to Sidney.in a.m. Geo went up to Walters in p.m to stay over nite and help Walter.
4 Dec Fri. Geo did not come home. Catherine Teed drove over for me to go to the Friendly Circle Christmas meeting at Miss Gilchrist's' at 2 p.m. Jessie brought me home. It has been mild and mostly bright. We baked some and N worked on her "throw" I did some on my rug.
5 Dec Sat. Another quite nice day. N washed a little. I did quite a little cleaning down stairs so N could work on her throw. I worked on my rug. Geo I staying over nite at Walters. He phoned this evening.
6 Dec Sun. Threatening rain all day but didn't get it till evening. Geo came home about 3 or so. We went over to the Bap church to the open House for the Wetherbees. There was a nice program (music) then each of the ministers present were asked to speak. Mr. Chamberlain, Webb, Brahm, Moreland. Then refreshments (copies & punch) were served. It began to rain as we started for home. N & G stopped at Bob Harris'. He is in the hospital.
7 Dec Mon.Rainy in a.m and turning to snow in p.m. We put the quilt on, we're making for Helen, and this p.m. I made a little start tying and N worked on her throw.
8 Dec Tue. The ground was white this a.m. N washed. I worked tying the quilt most all day. N & G went across the road to a b-day party this even. I wrote Christmas cards.
9 Dec Wed. Thawed some in sun. We ironed and I finished tying the quilt. N sewed on pajama's. A man came and demonstrated a vacuum cleaner and they bo't it.
10 Dec Thu. Not very cold. Some below freezing perhaps. N made her Christmas cake. I helped get things ready. Baked bread. N finished her third "throw." I mended some & wrote cards & letters. Rita & children came up from Sidney and had lunch here. Geo went to Sidney to see about work. Expects to work tomorrow.
11 Dec Fri. Some over freezing. Snowed some. Geo worked. N used her new cleaner. Is so pleased with it. I wrote cards. Cleaned up stairs, etc.
12 Dec Sat. Rainy off & on to day & evening. Most of the snow has gone. G & N went to Sidney this a.m. For groceries and to finish Christmas shopping. I wrote C cards. N & I wrapped packages this evening. Fred was up to supper. We had round steak. It was GOOD.
13 Dec Sun. Cloudy. A little snow fell. We went to church. Mr. B preached. N & G went over to Rita's to dinner. I wrote notes & cards. Helen & Rich came in a while this evening. I watched "The Wizard of Oz."
14 Dec Mon. Geo worked at Sidney but came home early. He helped N pack the Christmas boxes that go to Fla & Kansas and they took them over to U to mail. N washed. I made candy. We both wrote cards.
15 Dec TueWe ironed. I made candy. N wrote cards most of the day. I wrote quite a few. Geo went to Sidney then over to Rita's to help Tuie. Did not get home till evening. Moderate temp.
16 Dec Wed. We made three wreaths. N & G got the Christmas tree and N has it decorated. We got some p'kgs ready & they took them over in p.m. Geo went to Sidney to get a box of fruit Moby sent from Fla. Jane MGill & the Barnes girl came over and showed pictures Sarah L sent out.
17 Dec Thu. Geo worked at Cooperstown. N made cookies. I made more candy and nearly finished writing cards. In the evening we made another wreath and hemmed half of the quilt for Helen.
18 Dec Fri. Keeps about the same temp. Around freezing. Cloudy. A very little snow. We cleaned. N did some decorating. Also wrapped p'kgs. I about finished cards. We finished binding Helen's quilt. Geo worked.
19 Dec Sat. Rita's b day. Then went over to supper N made a cake for her. G & N went to Sidney to shop in a.m. I worked a very little on my rugs which finishes Christmas gifts. It stormed enough to whiten the ground and is quite icy. Cold to-nite.
20 Dec Sun. Quite cold this morning. Rita & family stayed over nite. We went to church. Took apples over to Ruth Phetteplace to use in Christmas boxes. The Motts stayed till late p.m. I wrote the last of my cards.
21 Dec Mon. B washed, Baked cookies. I made bread. It snowed a little. Not good drying. We packed candy, and finished the Christmas boxes for Helen & family and Mary's. Snowing this evening.
22 Dec Tue. Norma's & George's 9th wedding anniversary. Geo took the Christmas boxes up to Helen's for them & Mary. We baked bread & cookies to day. I worked quite a lot on my rug. Zero this evening. A poinsettia came from Emily & George. Wade's delivered it. Geo gave N a wrist watch which pleased her very much.
23 Dec Wed. -14 degrees this a.m. Geo had trouble starting his car. Mr. McGill came down & helped. It was after 8:00 when he left. N baked rolls, and did bob jobs. I worked at my rug mostly. Colder to nite.
24 Dec Thu. Not quite as cold -6 degrees, I think but grew warmer during the day. More or less cloudy. N cleaned and made a dolls for Sherry. I cleaned up stairs and nearly finished my rug. Fred came up for N to do up Christmas things and stayed for supper.
25 Dec Fri. Christmas. Alicia phoned early this a.m. We had no guests and really took it easy. N & G went to Sidney in p.m to take some packages of cookies to Mrs Heimer & Mrs Ruland. Not very cold around 32-34 degrees. Mostly cloudy. Threatened storm. I finished the rug and N wrapped it.
26 Dec Sat. Mostly cloudy. Threatened storm but not much came.. Walt & Bev came in a.m. We had our Christmas gathering this evening. Rita & family & Fred. Walt & Bev. We had turkey & baked ham. A very good supper. Then we had the gifts from the tree. Everyone had nice gifts. Some from Moby, Alicia, & Robert, sent by mail. I had over 70 cards. An "Ideal" Christmas booklet from Betty. Box candy from Carrie R. Tea caddy with 4 trays for t bags from Mrs. Seaman & Catherine. Stationery from N & G. Apron from Fred. Box Mints from Alicia. Box dusting powder from Alice & Bob. Poinsettia from Emily & George.
27 Dec sun. Thawing. We all went to church. Had dinner, then N & G went to a reception for their new minister and I went to the Pres church to Open House for the Webb's before they leave. Both were from 3-5. N & G called for me and stayed a short time. Walt & Bev left for Otego soon after we left. N & G went to church this evening.
28 Dec Mon. Thawed all nite. Ground bare. Rained all day. Not hard but steady. The folks across the road had an auction this p.m. Geo worked late- 8:30 or so. Walt & Bev came around seven. We didn't wash and did odd jobs.
29 Dec Tue. Just above freezing. Snowed or rained by spells. Walt & Bev started for home at 10:30 or so. I spent all my spare time cleaning silverware. Wrote a couple of letters. Geo was late but not as much as last even.
30 Dec Wed. Temp about the same-near freezing. N washed a little but it snowed by spells all day so not much drying. I finished cleaning silverware, spent some time with my clocks and took up my corduroy rug again which I had begun before Christmas. Geo came a little later. Found roads slippery but had no trouble.
31 Dec Thu. Colder. Cloudy. Helen, Betty and a little 3 yr old boy from the Home where she works came this p.m. Betty showed pictures with her moving picture camera and Helen took a picture of N & Teddy (Mother's dog. AP) and finished it up while here with a new camera she has. N & I worked on her throw & my rug. Geo did not get home till about ten as had to work overtime. They could not go over to the Watch nite service at Baptist church as planned.


THIS IS THE END OF THE 1959 DIARY
(January 1, 1960 to January 7 were written in this book but are placed in the 1960 diary. AP)


Copy of 1960 Diary

1 Jan Fri. Rather cold. We asked Jessie here for dinner and she was planning to go and eat with Mrs. Myers so they both came to dinner here. We had a fowl and nice dinner. Mrs. M brought cream & fruit salad which she fixed on lettuce. N made a nice salad using cabbage & pineapple and mellow. We had parsnips & onions, etc. N & Geo went over to Rita's in plum Geo to help saw wood. N & Rita went to Sidney & did washing. Geo was sick as they were about to start home. Went right to bed. David came home with them.
2 Jan Sat. Quite cold early. 6 degrees above but warmed quickly to a little above freezing. Geo felt some better. H & N went to U to get groceries. Then went as far as Bainbridge to get snow suits for the little boys. Betty came in about 12:00 to get her pocketbook or bag which she forgot when they were here Thur.
3 Jan Sun. It rained during the night and all morning. N & G & David went to church. There were a few snow squalls which didn't amount to much. I read in, "A Man Called Peter," and wrote letters. Geo & & David went to church this evening.
4 Jan Mon. Rather cold but fair good for drying loathes. N washed & baked bread. I worked on my rug some. N on her throw. Fred brought Jerry Curtis up to supper. Geo went over to church this even to a business meeting.
5 Jan Tue. N did Fred's washing. It dried pretty well. Partly cloudy. We ironed. We worked on our rug & throw some. N has rheumatism some. Elsie from across was across the road to try & get a doctor for Joe to nite. Madeline called in p.m.
6 Jan Wed. Rather cold. Some sun shone. N ironed & mended Fred's clothes. Elsie across the way was over perhaps six times to phone for a doctor from one place or another for Joe. Finally got Dr. Pro to come late in p.m. Elsie got Fred to take her to Sidney for medicine & groceries. Fred was here to supper. I made pie, worked on my rug, etc.
7 Jan Thu. 14 degrees or so above, but warmed up some. Sunny for a while. David & I went out doors for 20 min or so and it was comfortable. Rita & 2 children came over this even. Geo worked after time. Came at 8:00 or so. I worked on rug, et.c. N planned making a jacket for David of an old coat of Rita's.
8 Jan Fri. Moderate weather a very few snow flakes and quite a strong wind. N landed. I helped with the rugs and cleaned up stairs. I did some mending for Rita's children.
9 Jan Sat. Not much above zero, and did not warm up too much. N isn't feeling well. Geo went to U to shop for groceries. David went along. I did some mending for Rita's boys. N sewed & mended. cold to night. A letter from Emily saying Carrie went to Nursing Home Jan 2.
10 Jan Not very cold. Cloudy. Neither Geo nor N feel very well. So we didn't go to church. Rita & children came over in a.m. Stayed for lunch. She took David home. I wrote letters & read in "A man called Peter."
11 Jan Mon. Cold. Mostly sunny. N washed then finished her apples. I did some writing, did some odd jobs. Sorted apples, cleaned parsnips, etc.
12 Jan Tue. Rather cold. Mostly fair. N went up to McGills to call in a.m. She bro't a paI r of corduroy pants that Madeline had said I could have for my rug. I wrote some letters (ironed) and worked some on the rug. Geo worked late. Came about 8:00. Storming and freezing. Traveling not good.
13 Jan Wed. Rain and freezing on. Geo went prepared to stay over nite if roads were bad, but didn't. It moderated toward night. I worked on my rug. N got her throw ready to send to Moby & Dotty. Fred & a young man came in about noon. Norma got dinner for them.
14 Jan Thu. Freezing or about. Foggy. Slippery. Mostly cloudy. We baked bead & cookies. I finished my rug. N. Did odd jobs. Geo worked overtime. Came at 9:10.
15 Jan Fri. Some rain in a.m. About freezing. Colder at nite. Rita & Bev & children came in to lunch. They had been to Bainbridge. We cleaned etc
16 Jan Sat. Cold. Stormy & windy. N & Geo went to Sidney to shop about noon. It did not storm after morning. We did not do any extra work. (It seemed like Sun all day. I wrote some and read.).
17 Jan Sun. Cold. 26 degrees or so. Windy. Cloudy. We went to church. In p.m. We went put to the Trasks. Stopped at Helen's but she wasn't there. I left a letter I had for her.
18 Jan Mon. Not much change in temp below freezing, but warmed up to about 34 degrees at one time. Snow flurries. Norma washed. Geo worked overtime about an hr.
19 Jan Tue. Stormed all a.m. And some this p.m. Not as much. More snow than there has been before this Winter. Rita & children came over. She left them while she went to Home Bureau Meeting. Did some washing here after she came back. Left Henry here to stay a few days. Did Fred's washing. Dried in basement. Geo was an hr or so late. Worked overtime. We ironed. I started another rug
20 Jan Wed. Stormed (snowed) this a.m and a little in p.m. But not as much as yesterday. N ironed. I worked at my rug. Dyed some cord. Fred up to supper. Geo worked overtime. About 8:30 when he came. He has a bad throat.
21 Jan Thu. Snowed some but not to amount to much. N is making Henry a jacket and worked at that. Madelyn came down and brought some material, and advised her some. I made bread and molasses cookies. Worked a very little on my rug. Temp in the 20's (low). Geo came home on time but feels miserable. Throat bad etc.
22. Jan Fri. Snowed a very little this a.m. Temp about the same. Some wind. We cleaned. Geo sopped to see the doctor (Rapp) on his way home. Fred was up to supper. I worked on my rug.
23 Jan Sat. Geo stayed in bed all day as his throat was so bad. Is taking doctor's medicine. We finished some cleaning. Rita & family came over to supper, took Henry home. About same temp. Rita did washing, as her machine has given out.
24 Jan Sun. Geo stayed in bed till nearly nite. We didn't go to church. The Trasks were here for dinner. Came down to U to church services. Geo appears to feel better and thinks he'll be going to work to morrow. Cold but pleasant to day.
28 Jan Mon. About 10 degrees above. Warmed up and was 32 degrees or a little above. Sun shone all day. We washed . Clothes dried pretty well. Geo stood his day pretty well. I did mending for Rita. Jessie called a short time late in p.m.
29 Jan Tue. Mostly bright and temp about the same. We ironed, and cleaned up a little. Had Glenn Hoyt, Dale & Ethel here for supper. N had barbecued chicken, baked potatoes, etc. a nice supper.
27 Jan Wed. Warmed up to 40 degrees in p.m. N sewed Ono Henry's jacket and I took down Christmas wreaths. Worked on rug, etc.
28 Jan Thu. Foggy, cloudy a very little storm. N nearly finished Henry's jacket. We did some writing. I worked some on my rug. Sherry has chicken pox and is quite sick. Is keeping Rita from sleeping.
29 Jan Fri. About the same weather. We cleaned. Did mending for Rita. I worked on rug. We made bread, rolls. Cream puffs. Rita got tranquilizer so for Sherry so she is resting more.
30 Jan Sat. Bright. Colder. Did dot warm up much. About freezing all day. N & G went to Sidney to shop and came back by Rita's and stopped a short time. Sherry getting along well, but very much broken out. I worked on my rug quite a while.
31 Jan Sun. We went to church. The telephone was on last night all nite & until about 2:00 this p.m. Our $20,000 was raised. It was bright and not very cold. Quite cold to nite.

1 Feb Mon. N washed and clothes dried fairly well. Mostly cloudy. G & N took milk down to Ethel to nite as Glenn is on his "honeymoon." I worked on my rug. Made cookies & a pie.
2 Feb Tue. Cold. A little storm. The Blanchards left to day. I worked on my rug. Norma hasn't felt well, but cut out and made a start on Henry's jacket. David has the one she has made, as it's too large for H. Geo went to work. Stormy to nite.
3 Feb Wed. -2 degrees t his a.m but warmed up some. Jessie took me down to the foot doctor. N hasn't been feeling well for several days. Keeps around most of the time. Geo isn't very good either. Some colds & personal bad feelings. Stomach, etc. Fred stopped in a short-time.
4 Feb Thu. Cold. But bright. N feels a little better but not good. Geo not good either. N worked on jacket. I on rug.
5 Feb Fri. Warmed up to 50 degrees. N feels better, and Geo appeared better to-nite tho not good. N & I took a walk up to Twin bridges and stopped and called on the Earls. It was quite Spring like. Walter & Beverly came this evening about 9:30 are staying overnite.
6 Feb Sat. About freezing all day. Cloudy. Walter & Geo went to Franklin in a.m. Geo went to U for groceries this p.m. Walt & Bev stayed till after supper then went up to Trasks. N feels much better. She worked on David's jacket and I worked on my rug quite a lot to-day. I gave the corduroy rug to W & B and they were pleased with it. Geo went to Dr. Haag this p.m. He does't seem to be very good.
7 Feb Rather cold & blustery. Cloudy. We went to church. Walt & Bev came down to services. Fred came in too and came to dinner. N feels well. But Geo not very good. We drove around to Wards to leave magazines, but left them at Ruth Phettleplaces as the Wards were going away.
8 Feb Mon. Freezing. Bright in a.m. N washed. Geo did not work. Went down to Dr. Stacey in a.m. . I worked on my rug. N cut lining for David's coat. Fred came in this p.m. Is getting ready to leave for the Air Force to morrow. N feels real good.
9 Feb Tue. Moderate temp. Geo went to work. Fred bro't up things from Sidney and plans to leave Oneonta by bus for Albany to stay over nite, take physical test in morning. (If passes) leave by plane for Lackland, Tex base. N & G went to a fellowship supper at church to nite.
10 Feb Wed. Above freezing. Snow melted off considerably to day. Rita & children came over early in p.m. They took their jackets home. Rita brought mending for us to do. Fred phoned from Albany to nite. He passed his physical and they were leaving for New York by plane to nite then on to Tex by jet plane.
11 Feb Thu. Rained all night. Snow gone and ice melting Creek high. N & I worked all a.m on Rita's mending. An announcement came from Philip & Pat. They have a boy. Russel Allen born Feb 6.
12 Feb Fri. A cold windy day. A very little snow. Just large flakes. Mostly cloudy. We baked and cleaned. This even G & N went to Sidney for groceries and brought Fred's car up as it is to be kept here.
13 Feb Sat. 8 degrees above zero. Warmed up some but has been a cold day. N & G went to Bainbridge to take Fred's license plates in a.m. Stopped at Glenn Hoyts and he came up to lunch. In p.m N & G went toSidney to have income tax made out etc.. Geo went down to the doctor this evening as his throat is bad again. I have some cold. Rec'd a box of candy from Wilfred & Mildred. Box of nuts from N. Candy from Geo to N & I card from Geo.
14 Feb Sun. It snowed during the night and pet during the day. Was blustery too and cold. 12 to 14 degrees above. Geo was not able to get out and weather bad, no one went to church. I have quite a cold so couldn't get out. We all took it easy. I wrote letters. We watched T.V. Etc.
15 Feb Mon. Cold. Mostly bright. Windy early in a.m. Geo did not feel able to go to work. Kept quiet. N washed. I feel better. We finished Rita's mending.
16 Feb Tue. Warmed up to above freezing. Pleasant. Geo went to work but came home with a cold in his head & backache. We ironed. I dyed for the rug I'm about to finish. We got material around to make a crib quilt for Phil & Pat. Rita & children also Elinor & children came over to get her mending.
17 Feb Wed. Quite a pleasant day. About freezing. N made a skirt for Rita and some pillowcases. I worked on my rug some. talked with Helen. We hope to get rug & crib quilt done to morrow. Geo has a a bad cold, but stood the day as well as could be expected. N had 2 letters from Fred.
18 Feb Thu. Temp went up to 44 degrees. N finished the little quilt for Philip's baby. I finished the rug for them and we have them ready to take if Geo goes to work as Helen expects to go to Philip's Sun. N made a smaller quilt that she will use on one of the cribs.
19 Feb Fri. It began snowing last evening and snowed all nite we think, also all day, as there are several inches. N went up to McGill to a Stanley brush party at 11:00. It was late so she did not come home till after 3:00. Mr. M shoveled out the driveway for us. Is snowing this evening. Geo took p'kg to Helen's for Phil & Pat.
20 Feb Sat. Still snowing some. Blowing by spells. Geo shoveled out to mail box and in p.m. Mr. Clark came down with tractor & snow plow and plowed out driveway again. N does not feel very well as tho coming down with cold. A letter from Emily saying Carrie knew them when they went to see her Wed. She hasn't been doing much but sleeping lately. Quite cold in the 20's. I started another rug.
21 Feb Sun. No one felt like going to church. N coming down with a cold, but has been around some. Around freezing in middle of day. Cold to nite. I wrote some letters.
22 Feb Mon. Helen & Joan came down this p.m and I went home with them for a few days. They went back by way of U and stopped at Dr. Rapp's. Both had ears examined and cleaned of wax. We had to wait quite a while as thee wee others in waiting room.
23 Feb Tues. I did some mending and helped Helen about housework some. Weather seasonably cold. I mended.
24 Feb Wed. Carrie & Walter's 56th wedding anniversary. Helen went over town to call on Mrs. Case and I called at Frank DAniels. Helen made bread and I made an apple pie and two mince in p.m. H & R and all the children but Ruth went to the horse sale in evening. I mended.
25 Feb Thu. Helen is coming down with a cold. I made cookies , mended a little.
26 Feb Fri. Warmer in a.m. Thawing, but turned colder. Geo stopped for me as he came from work at Cooperstown to nite. N is much better but not as usual yet. Helen has been lying on the couch all day, but feels better than she did last nite. Geo does not seem to be good. WEnt to bed and did not eat supper.
27 Feb Sat. Cold. 26 degrees or so and blustery. Snow flurries. Geo has been in bed all day. Sick headache. Seems a little better to-nite. N & I did mending for Helen. I worked on a rug I started a wk ago. N doesn't feel too good yet.
28 Feb sun. Cold. No snow or wind. Mostly bright. Geo is better, but not able to get out. So no one went to church. We read & wrote letters.
29 Feb Mon. Cold. A very little snow and wind. Geo wasn't able to go to work. Rita a brought David & Sherry over while she took Henry to dentist. N & G went to Sidney to shop in p.m. Then to & to Dr. Rapp as Geo does not feel as well. Mr. Urial called in evening.

1 Mar Tue. Quite cold. Near zero. N washed, and clothes dried quite well. Geo feels better, but didn't go to work. In p.m. They went toSidney to do errands. Toward night Norma felt quite sick. Stomach & Bowles. She went to bed right after supper and had considerable pain. Cold today & windy. Quite cold to-nite.
2 Mar Wed. Around zero. Clear all day. N feels better but has been in bed quite a little. Not dressed. Geo not so well to-nite. I've mended, etc.
3 Mar Thu. Not quite as cold. Began storming during the morning and continued all the p.m. Geo went to Sidney to have his eyes fitted. N feeling better. Cold to nite. I ironed & worked on my rug.
4 Mar Fri. Still cold and some storm. N had a bad nite and has been in bed a good deal all day. Geo seems better and went to Sidney to do errands, also walked up to neighbor's above. N felt better to nite and ate some supper. I cleaned up stairs.
5 Mar Sat. Cold. Storm tapering off. heavy snow in N. Eng. states & parts of NY. Also in South & West. Geo & N feeling better. N cleaned. We worked some repairing clothing for BW Services.
6 Mar Sun. Cold. A very few snow flurries. We went to church. Jessie called this p.sm. G & N went to church this evening
7 Mar Mon.-10 degrees but bright and warmed up to 20 degrees or so. Geo worked and seemed to stand it well. N did a small washing. We worked repairing the used garments to send overseas.
I Mar Tue. -7 degrees this a.m. Bright and warmed up some. Seemed a bit Spring like tho cold. We worked about all day on the garments. N & G went to a spaghetti supper at the church. Did some painting etc. too. Geo worked.
9 Mar Wed. -4 this am. Bright and n't quite as scold in p.m as it has been for the past 2 days. We worked on the repairing about all day. Geo worked.
10 Mar Thu. A little below. Bright and warmed by dinner but began getting quite cold toward nite. Rita & children were over in a.m. she left the children here while she went shopping after lunch. A letter from Emily. Carrie still has her periods of being alert, then depressed.
11 mar Fri. -14 degrees this a.m It did not warm up very much. Bright. N & I cleaned. I made bread & cookies. N made a b-day cake for Geo as it was his birthday (57). N asked the McGill's down to eat ice cream & cake, coffee this evening. they stayed till 10:00 or so. Geo bro't home nuts, ice cream & wafers. Geo heard from all his boys. David called up to wish him, "Happy b-day."
12 Mar Sat. Cold. Around zero I think. N & G went to Sidney to shop. In p.m they went to Unadilla. Norma had appointment with Dr. Riff. Warmed up to 24 degrees or so but cold to-nite. Fair to day.
13 Mar Sun. Not as cold. Mostly cloudy. And a very few snowflakes in the air at times. We went to church. Rev. Gilbert Jenki & family were there. He spoke after at pageant by the young people and music (open'd). In the evening we went over. Mr. Jenki showed colored pictures & talked about them We enjoyed both a.m & even. Mr Unzel was so called away just before the evening meeting to Aton to visit a sick friend.
14 Mar Mon. Not as cold. Partly cloudy and a few snow flakes by spells. N washed and clothes dried so we ironed the thinner ones. Most of them are those that are to be sent to CWS. Geo has moe work than he expected so is working again for a week or more.
15 Mar Tue. Cold in a.m but warmed to 34 degrees. We ironed. Worked at used garments etc. Made applesauce of soft apples N bought. Jessie came for me. We went to Miss meeting at the P. Wright's. She bro't me home. N & G went to Sidney to take Taffy, the yellow cat who is sick. They got medicine for him.
16 Mar Wed. -7 degrees in a.m. Warmed up to 40 degrees. N & I finished the genealogy blanks & mailed to Wilfred. N made more apple sauce, did writing etc. Taffy takes his medicine good and seems better, some.
17 Mar Thu. Not as cold. Warmed up to 40 degrees or more. Snowed during the night and continued but did not amount to any depth. Rita & children stopped in after going to Sidney to shop. Were here to lunch. N made meat balls & sauce for her to take home. Mary Lou (their little dog. AP) did not act right all day so Geo took her to the doctor in Sidney in evening.
18 Mar Fri. Warmer. Partly cloudy. Got up to 40 degrees. We did Friday's cleaning. N worked on her oil painting. I mended for Rita. Both the dog & cat are better to-day.
19 Mar Sat. Mild. Mostly cloudy. Some snow flurries. Temp above freezing. Snow settling. N & G attended David Wright's wedding at 2:00 p.m in Sidney Bapt church, then went to Norwich to shop. After 6:00 when they got. Home. Snowed some this evening. N worked on her painting. I dyed some and worked on my rug
20 Mar Sun. Seems more Spring like. Thawing. A few snow squalls in late p.m. We went to church. Drove around by the Green's to see the new baby. Patricia Louise. G & N went over to Rita's in p.m. And stayed into evening. It is Spring officially.
21 Mar Mon. Rather cold & windy. N washed, then went to Sidney with Madeline to do errands. I mended Rita's rug. Worked at my rug some. Quite cold to-nite.
22 Mar Tue. Some snow during nite and flurries to-day. But melted mostly. Colder toward nite. We baked bread & N three kinds of cookies. I worked on my rung.
23 Mar Wed. 10 degrees above this a.m. Got up to 25 degrees. Cold L-rather windy. Madeline came over in a.m. And helped N about framing her picture (oil, of white cat she's been doing). Geo helped her finish framing it and got it hung. N painted in dining room & pantry. I worked on rug. Cold to-nite.
24 Mar Thu. Rather cold & windy. Some sunshine. Snow squalls. N did odd jobs around. I worked on my rug. N went up to McGills to take an orange for rye bread. Pat stopped in to see Norma's painting of cat. Cold to nite.
25 Mar Fri. Very cold in a.m. -10 degrees and stayed cold and windy. Drifted thru the nite as snow plows were out. Some sunshine. I worked on my rug & cleaned up stairs. N cleaned and did odd jobs.
26 Mar Sat. -10 degrees this a.m. Geo went in early la.m to Franklin to have work done on the car. Later they went to Sidney to shop. It warmed up some was above freezing. I worked on my rug.
27 Mar Sun. 10 degrees this a.m. Geo took me over to church. Jessie & I were at Nell Myers for dinner. Jessie bro't me home about 4:00. G & N went up near Otego to see the deer. Roscoe Wright and his brother Hobart & their wives called in p.m..
28 Mar Mon. 48 degrees this a.m. And rained a little during forenoon. N washed. But dried mostly inside.I worked on my rug. N cleaned some Venetian Blinds . I did odd jobs.
29 Mar Tue. Much more spring like. Thawed all day. Temp up to 52 degrees. We ironed. N did odd jobs of cleaning and I worked on rug. finished the one I've been doing all but borders and made a little start on one for Helen.
30 Mar Wed. Rained thru the nite and for a while in a.m. Snow has disappeared a lot. Norma's b-day. Rita & family came over this evening. Rita bro't a b-day cake and we had ice cream & coffee. I cleaned paint in kitchen this a.m. Worked a little on rug. We put in some seeds to-day. Petunias, nicotiana, peppers & Tomato. 54 degrees middle of day.
31 Mar Thu. Still warm. Snow has gone fast. some rain. Temp 64 degrees around noon. N cleaned & waxed floors, etc. I worked on rug.

1 Apr Fri. A little cooler. Still thawing. The Friendly Circle class met here this p.m. There were 8 here. Anna Eels, Mrs.s Gilbert, Mrs. Samson, Grace Gibson. Mrs McIntosh, Jessie, Miss Gilchrist. Betty Little and Gary. Some were kept at home that planned to come for different reasons. M had a pleasant time. N hasn't felt well all week. But was better to-day. Walter came late to night.
2 Apr Sat. About all snow gone. Norma had an appointment at hospital at 9:00 to have x rays as she has had a good deal of pain in her stomach. they did shopping too. Mildred Cope called us late a.m. And stayed to lunch. Walter went to Franklin and came in late to lunch. Bev is with her folks as her mother is in hosp.
3 Apr Sun. Rained more or less all day. We went to church. Walter too. In p.m. N & G went to Oneonta to call on Mrs. Trask in hosp. I rode along & stayed at Helen's. Mary & family Phiilip & family were there. Also R's folks. Walter went up to Oneonta and got Bev. They stopped here for lunch. It rained hard as we came home. Is still raining some and is windy too-nite. G & N called briefly at Helen's both ways.
4 Apr Mon. Rainy more or less all day & evening. N washed a little. I made bread. Worked a little in the rug. Geo worked all day. Just has no more work there at present.
5 Apr Tue. some colder. Rain mixed with snow. N & G went to U on errands in p.m. Then we all went out to see the high water. We went to Bainbridge, then U and up to E Sidney dam. It was higher all around than we have ever seen. At Bainbridge a trailer court, trailers surrounded by water, etc. N heard from x-ray Found no trouble.
6 Apr Wed. Ground white with snow. Slowly warmed up so snow disappeared. Cold & windy. N felt some better but didn't get into anything big. Did some baking. I worked on rug. Wrote letters in evening
7 Apr Thu. A little snow fell in the nite, but soon melted. A more comfortable day. Some sunshine. N washed some. I ironed some of the clothes we are getting ready for C.W.S. Rita & family were over for supper & evening. Jessie called a short time.
8 Apr, Fri. 40 degrees about 7:30. Partly cloudy. Not much storm. G & N went to Sidney and I rode along and went to Mrs. Melicks. In p.m. They went to Oneonta, (after stopping at Dr. Rapps). N exchanged her bird book for a perfect one, and they got their insurance straightened out for Norma's x-rays, also called at the hosp to see Mrs. Trask.
9 Apr Sat. Ground white with snow this a.m. Moderated some so snow melted partly. Som sunshine. Some snow fell. Cold air, not too comfortable. Geo went to Sidney this a.m. To see about glasses as he has had some trouble with new frames. Helen & Richmond came down this evening.
10 Apr Sun. Snow mostly gone. Geo went to Whitney Pt to meet BeverLy. They got back in time for church. It was Palm Sun Special music- 10 were baptized. Geo & N went down to the Ruland's for a short call in p.m. We all went to church in evening. A film, showing miss work in Philippines and one of Quito, Ecuador, S.A.
11 Apr Mon A mild bright day. N washed and did some extra. We got the ironing done too. Raining this evening. Geo took Beverly up to Trasks when he went to work this a.m.
12 Apr Tue. Some sunshine. Quite windy. We baked and got lunch put up for tomorrow. I worked on rug. N & G went to Fellowship supper at church followed by communion, and a film.
13 Apr Wed. Mostly cloudy. Comfortable. Helen took Mrs. Daniels to Bing to the eye specialists. Mrs. D appointment at 10:30. Mine at 11:00. N & Helen shopped.while we went to eye specialists. We stopped on way home to call on Frances Daniels, but she wasn't home. It rained a little on way home. I have an appointment with Dr.Elliot at 8:00 a.m tomorrow.
24 Apr Thu. Mild a.m. 76 degrees in middle of day. Partly cloudy. Jessie took me to Dr. Elliot's where I had appointment with him for new lenses. Rita & children were over. Children stayed while Rita shopped in Sid & U. G & N went over to meeting at church. Mandy Thur. A film was showed.
Apr 15, Fri. Not as warm. Cloudy and threatened rain. Rained in p.m. Not hard but steady. Bev came down for N and took her home. (Trasks). Geo stopped there and they stayed for supper. Got home about 8:00.
16 Apr Sat. Easter. N & G went to Sidney to shop. Came back by Rita's and brought David home with them. Warm. I dyed for my rug, and worked some on it. We got dinner prepared for Rita & family to morrow. Walter came in and had lunch on way up to Trasks.
17 Apr Sun. Very mild a.m. We went to church. David is here, so went. Rita & family came over to dinner. Walt & Bev called briefly on way home. It was 84 degrees in middle of day. I do not feel the heat. N , G & David went to church in evening. Special musical program. Large congregation both morning & evening. I read & wrote letters in p.m & evening.
18 Apr Mon. Rainy. N didn't wash. Growing cold. Was 38 degrees in late p.m. N got dandelion greens. She did some cleaning up stairs. This even Geo helped her move furniture around. I did dyeing and worked on rug.
19 Apr Tue. Norma washed. It was cold but bright and good drying. N worked out doors some , then up stairs. She did not feel well this p.m. I did some of my clothes, so I could get the suit cases to put material in for rugs. Also worked on my rug.
20 Apr Wed. 22 Degrees early, but warmed up to 65 degrees or so. Bright. Jessie took me down to Sidney to Dr. Joseph. N cleaned house up stairs and ironed. I worked on rug.
21 Apr Thu. Mild a.m. Betty came down about 12:30 and stayed till nearly 6:00. She came home yesterday for a 5 day vacation. Rita, Elinor & children called a few min in a.m. Norma & I went over to Mission Aid meeting at Roscoe Wrights this evening. Norma lead the meeting. It has been very cold and started raining during the evening.
22 Apr Fri. We froze 2-1/2 pt dandelion greens. N baked rolls & brown bread. We cleaned as usual.
23 Apr Sat. Warm and quite Spring like. Grass green & lilac buds really out into leaf. A few tulips out and daffodils. They planted peas, onion sets, and spinach. We all went to Sidney in late a.m. I got my new glasses. In p.m. N & G went to Franklin to see about getting a new truck. In even they went to outdoor movies. Moved clocks up 1 hr.
24 Apr Sun. Warm. Mrs McIntosh came for me to go to church. She forgot it was D.S. Time so we were late, but in time to hear a candidate (a short time) from Princeton Divinity School. I was there to S.S. Jessie took me over to Bap church. Found Walter & Wilfred there. They had come & gone to church with Geo & Norma and we're here for inner. Showers went around but very little here. A lovely rainbow.
25 Apr Mon. It looked so much like rain. N went out early to get d. Green's to freeze. As it did not rain she washed later. Jessie went over to Walton and stopped and asked me to ride along. David went too.
26 Apr Tue. It was cloudy and threatened rain. Finally did this p.m. But not very heavy. Rita & children came over. We're here to lunch. She bro't horseradish and we or I worked some at that. Jessie came for me to go to U. P.W. Meeting at Mrs. Yeagers. Mrs. Ludwig bro't me home. About 20 there. We had punch & cookies. It was a pretty good meeting. Town & Country churches by Mrs. Jester. Miss Marble read a letter from Mrs. Melick telling something of her work in Honduras.
27 Apr Wed. It rained a little this a.m. Early. Cool. Geo began work at the Otesaga Hotel in Cooper to day. I spent about all day grating & grinding the rest of the horseradish that Rita bro't yesterday. N cleaned up stairs and baked in p.m. Quite cool to nite.
28 Apr Thu. Cool. Partly cloudy. N cleaned up stairs. I cleaned shelves in kitchen. Worked some on rug. Quite cool all day.
29 Apr Fri. 28 this a.m. Cool and bright all day. Norma went with Rita to Bing to Dr. Landers to take David for a check up. He has to go to the hosp next mo for an operation. When Rita bro't N home they all came for supper and evening. I worked on my rug some to day.
30 Apr Sat. Cloudy & cool. Sprinkled a little in p.m. Geo worked on lawn nearly all day. They went to Sidney to shop in p.m. N cleaned. I helped a little. Worked on rug.

1 May Sun. Cloudy & cool. We went to church. In p.m we went up to the Daniels new place. It rained when church was out, but stopped before we left for Helen's. Was cold & damp. We wrote letters. I read and we all rested when we got home.
2 May Mon. 26 degrees this a.m. Bright, windy & col. N washed and cleaned up stairs. Worked in garden & flowers. I cleaned drawers in kitchen. Worked on rug.
3. May Tue. We ironed. N went with Rita & children to Sid Centre to take Sherry for a shot. N cleaned up stairs. I worked on rug. Very pleasant as cool.
4 May Wed. N finished cleaning up stairs. I finished (or all I can do) the kitchen cupboards. Worked on rug. This p.m. I went up to the Earls and took flowers. But did not find them so went up after supper. Geo & N set out shrubbery that came yesterday. Warm & pleasant to day.
5 May Thu. Warm & pleasant. N cleaned her bed room. I finished the cupboards in kitchen. Worked on rug. Lurene Murphy came up about 6:00 to get dandelion greens and help N identify birds. Geo finished work at Otesaga Hotel in Cooperstown.
6 May Tue. Warm & pleasant. N cleaned the rooms down stairs. We baked bread. I transplanted the pepper plants. N repotted some of her violets. N & G went to Union Meeting and took me over to F.C meeting at Jessie's on their way. Jessie bro't me home.
7 May Sat. Quite warm & windy. Some cloudiness in p.m. G went to Sidney to shop, etc. In p.m they went to Franklin to get the new truck Geo has bo't. They set out shrubbery that recently came. A big tiresome job. I finished the rug I've been braiding for Helen. Warmer to nite and seems like rain. We need it very much. They took my clock to be fixed.
8 May Sun. Mother's Day. Threatening rain, which we need very much. Mostly cloudy. We went to church. In p.m. N & G went to Sidney to call on Mrs. Ruling, then on to Rita's. We went to church at 6:30. First a film then cake & punch. A young couple, the Warren Mondall Hauber's who expect to go West as Missionary appointees to Village missionaries soon. Had change of the service after a tape recording was made to send to Quito, Ecuador where a radio station is located. I had several cards & box of candy from N for Mother's Day.
9 May Mon. Cloudy. Windy and rainy more or less all day. Began raining during the nite. Geo worked at Oneonta. N cleaned paint up stairs. I finished Helen's rug. N dyed Cardinal for the next rug to be for Marjory Clark. The Trasks called in the evening on their way from making a call in Sidney hospital.
10 May Tue. Mostly cloudy. Cold a.m. N washed. Went up to McGills and got clothing for rugs & to send overseas. Also dyed black for the rug. I spent some time sorting rug pieces. Also pressed dyed stuff. Jessie called this evening. G & N went over to church to Fellowship supper.
11 May Wed. It has rained some to-day. A little sunshine. G has finished his work where he has been working. Did not work to-day but expects to work at Cooperstown to-morrow (beginning a new job. G & N went to Sidney this a.m to do errands. This p.m. They went to Franklin and left the truck to have a little work done on it. Then went to Oneonta to see about the new job.
12 May Thu. Rained more or less all day. Very hard at times. Geo went to C- to begin his new job. Rita & children came over in a.m. She left David & Sherry here while she went to Sidney. I made bread. N did not rest good last nite, and got very little done to-day with children here. I began a rug for Marjory Clark. It's for N to give her.
13 May Tue. Rained some in a.m. But clearing in p.m. N & I went up to Sid Centre. I called at Lula's. Took her flowers. N called at Dick McLaughlins. Found Lula not as well. She had a slight stroke last nite. Bob & Alice arrived at Savory's this p.m. Bob came in this morning a while.
14 May Sat. Is still rainy off & on. Bob & Alice came over to dinner, and stayed till 7:00 or so. Geo doesn't feel very good. N either. Rheumatism they think. Norma's knees and Geo about all over. I have a good start on my rug.
15 May Sun. Mostly cloudy & cool. We went to church. In p.m. N & Geo went over to the Savory's. N has a cold.
16 May Mon. Partly cloudy, but considerable sunshine. We washed and clothes dried well. N hasn't felt at all good and been in bed quite a lot. I brought my things back to my old room in a.m. Helped about various things. Geo went down to Stacy then to a church meeting this evening.
17 May Mon. Sherry's birthday. Mostly cloudy. Moderate temp. Bob & Alice came this p.m. We're here for supper. Rita & family came over too. N made a b-day cake for Sherry. She (Rita) left Sherry here as they take David tomorrow to Bing for. His operation.
18 May Tue. Cloudy and some rain in a.m. Bob & Alice stayed till middle of p.m. Sherry is staying to nite. I worked on rug some. David could not have the operation as was expected, as there wasn't room for the tubes in his nose.
19 May Wed.A lovely warm day. David was sick after his operation at hospital. Sherry is staying here. N took her up to Earls & McGills this p.m. I worked on rugs. Transplanted nicotianas & petunias.
20 May Fri. Threatened rain all day but did not come till late p.m. Not much then. Rita & family came over this evening and took Sherry home. Tuie cut George's hair. We were busy cleaning most of the day.
21 May Sat. Warm. Cloudy. Threatened rain all day. Sprinkled a little toward nite. N & G went to Sidney & Franklin in a.m. Bob came about 11:00. Alice in early even. Bob went over to Rita's to have a hair cut. N & G worked in garden. Got onions, peas, spinach, etc in. I worked on rug.
22 May Sun. cool and mostly cloudy. We all went to church. At three o'clock there was a meeting at Bap church, a program of music, the burning of the mortgage on the parsonage property, a talk by Mr. Wetherbees. Then all who wished went over to the parsonage to see the changes that have been made there. Refreshments were served. Alice went to her folks to attend church at Guilford Ctre. Bob & Geo took George' truck to Franklin in evening. Alice came back after church.
23 May Mon. Rainy We did not wash. Rita was over and took Alice home with her. Bob went fishing. He & Alice will stay at Rita's to-nite. Geo went to Dr.Stacy this evening. And N & I rode along. Rich brought peat moss.
24 May Tue. Cloudy & cool. Rained some in p.m. Rita & Alice came over. Left Sherry while Rita & boys went to a birthday party. Alice went home in p.m. Geo & Norma went over to Shaffers in evening. Jessie came over a while in evening. Brought lettuce plants.
25 May Wed. Cloudy, but no rain here and sun broke out once in a while. We washed and things dried fairly well.
26 May Thu. A lovely warm day. Rita & Alice went with David to have a check-up on his nose to Bing. It is David's b-day and N had them all here for spaghetti supper with b-day cake for David. In evening we all went up to Franklin and Geo bro't the truck back. It had been up there to be repaired as it leaked when it rained.
27 May Fri. Another warm bright day. N cleaned also. Alice took her to Sidney to shop. In p.m. Bob helped N fill porch box with dirt and they made rock garden in the grove. Alice & Bob left about 4:30 for Norwich. Juna Richards called here in a.m. I gave her some Johnny jump ups & forget me nots. Bobby got them for her. In evening N & G went to Franklin & I went up to Earls. Took flowers.
28 May Sat. Mostly bright but looks like rain by spells. Not as pleasant. Bob, Alice and Carolyn came in just in time for lunch. All & Sarah Lushkevich arrived at Glen Thompson's this p.m. Called here and bro't a little kitten for N to care for till they get a place to live.
29 May sun. Cool & cloudy. Rained some by spells. We went to church. The Savory's & Alice & Bob came over to a picnic dinner which we had indoors on account of weather.
30 May Mon. . Memorial Day. Geo did not work. It threatened rain and did toward nite. G & N went to U and got tomato, cabbage & cauliflower plants. Set them out also planted more in the garden. Have nearly all in, also glads. I worked on rug.
31 May Tue. It was cloudy and rained by spells. N washed but had to bring in clothes partly dry. We dyed red for the border of the rug I'm braiding. I worked on the rug quite a lot. Also did some ironing. Is raining this evening.

1 Jun Wed. Cloudy and looks like rain but didn't here. In p.m. N went to U to have her hair cut. I went along. Called at Adelia's & Green's and stopped briefly at May Clifford's. N got some perennials at Mrs. McIntosh's. Bob & Alice came in at supper time. N plans to go with them to Rome to-morrow starting early.
2 Jun Thu. A lovely day. Norma went with Alice, Bob & Mrs. Savory to Rome to get Bob's pay check at the base there. They started about 6:00. Got home between 6 & 7. I worked on the rug. Am putting the edge on.
3 Jun Fri. Showers during nite. Mostly bright and quite warm & sultry. N Bob & Alice went to Sidney to shop and took me over to Mrs. McIntosh's to the F.C. Picnic at 12:30. We had barbecued chicken and a lovely dinner. Alice came for me around 3:00. The flowers at Mrs. M's were beautiful About 25 were there including 4 children.
4 Jun Sat. Warm and threatening rain. Walt & Bev came late last even. Geo and Walter went to Franklin early. Took Walt's car to have something done and bro't back a car that Geo is a little interested in buying just to try out. We had a barbecue supper in the picnic place to nite. Then Geo, N, Alice, Bev & I drove to Sidney then around by Rita's to try out the car. Has been warm & sultry. N and all of us busy getting ready for a picnic dinner to morrow.
5 Jun Sun. Sultry. Looked like rain. We went to church but did not till p.m. Beverly's folks also Rita & family came for a picnic dinner. It was fine for it, and didn't rain till we were all thru eating. There we hurried to get things back in the house. Bob & Alice, also Walt & Bev left in p.m. N & G went over to church in even. A missionary, Rev. Mills was there a.m. & evening. Showed pictures in even.
6 Jun Mon. Cool but bright after the rain. We washed. N made rolls. Froze asparagus. Bob & Alice came in to bring some of Alice's things. Stayed to lunch. Came back after supper. Moby & Dotty came in between five & six.
7 Jun Tue. Quite cool. In the 40's in early a.m. We had barbecued chicken for supper but ate in the house as it was so cool. Rita & children came over to supper. All the folks went to open air movie tonite.
8 Jun Wed. Cooler than yesterday. 34 degrees and ice on top of cars. But apparently no damage. Moby to N and Dotty & Alice to Sidney to shop in a.m. I finished the rug and started another. Alice went to dentists & got her new lower plate. A lovely day but cool.
9 Jun Thu. Cool a.m. And cool wind all day. Moby & Dotty went to Cooperstown to day. Bob & Alice left this p.m. For the Savory's to be away for the nite. N & I went to U. N bought 2 new dresses. I called at Mrs. Pomeroy's and left some nicotiana plants. She gave us some clove pinks. I took Adelia some Johnny jump ups & chives. Saw Mrs. Lawrence there.
10 Jun Fri. Not quite as cold. Moby, Dotty & N went to Franklin this a.m. WE baked bread & rolls. Bob & Alice came this p.m.
11 Jun Sat. Warmer. Pleasant all day, but clouded up a little toward nite. Bob & Alice left this a.m. Will stay over nite at the Savory's. We had a picnic dinner in the grove. They broiled steak down there. Rita & children came over. Walter & Bev left for home about 9:30.
12 Jun Sun. Alice & Bob came in during the nite. Geo did not feel like taking the trip to take Bob down to McGuire Air Base. Moby, Dotty, Alice, Bob & Norma started just before ten. It sprinkled as they left and rained quite hard for several hours but stopped toward nite. It rained during the nite last night.
13 Jun Mon. Foggy early. A pleasant bright day. I kept busy at little things. Worked some on rug. The folks got back about 6:30 while we, G & I were finishing supper. Bob got off for his Greenland trip about 10:00 this a.m. They all came in quite tired.
14 Jun Tue. Began raining early in a.m. And was a rainy day. Cool. Alice began work to-day caring for a 2 yr old boy at a church family near Masonville. She is planning to stay with us. We did not do much extra to-day. I worked on rug. The men froze ice cream.
15 Jun Wed. Another rainy day. Moby & Dotty went to Norwich to shop. N & I didn't do much. I worked on rug some. N barbecued chicken in oven for supper. Moby froze another freezer of cream.
16 Jun Thu. A nice bright morning and kept that way all day. Quite warm. N did a big washing. N froze spinach. Picked 2 pts or so of strawberries to nite and also a few wild ones. Moby & Dot started for home about 10 o'clock. I straightened my bureau drawers.
17 Jun Fri. Warm & sultry. A thunder storm came up in late p.m. It looked very threatening but wa not unusual here. Rained hard. Alice brought Rita & family over after going to Sidney. They were here for dinner. N went up to Mrs. Murdocks to stay with her mother while she (Mrs. M) was away from 1:30 to 5:00. It was real warm. I do not feel it as the others do.
18 Jun Sat. Mostly cloudy but no rain. Cooler. N & I went to Sidney to trade, and on to Bainbridge where they got a dresser for Alive to use. Alice helped at Mr. Murdocks today, staying with Mrs. Murdocks mother. Ralph Peach called this a.m. Ate breakfast here.
19 Jun Sun. A little cool. But bright & cloudless until late in p.m. When a thunder shower came up. At bed time it is still thundering and rains a little by spells. M went to church. Alice went to Guilford to church then up to her sisters at S.N Berlin. Ralph Peach came in before breakfast time and ate here staying till we left for church. He took our pictures. Rita & children came over for lunch. We had waffles. In p.m. She took N & I over to Hancock where Tuie works. They came back here to supper. Rita brought everything for the meal including b-day cake for Tuie.
20 June Mon. Cloudy Cool. Did not rain. We washed clothes dried. N & Alice worked up stairs and got things sins pretty good shape.
21 Jun Tue. A bright day. Air cool, but hot sun. Jessie came for me to go to the U. P. M Meeting at Mrs. McIntoshes. 28 there. Jessie took Mrs. Myers. J brought me home (early). This a.m. Alice came over with her little one she cares for and did her ironing so she could mow lawn to-night. After supper N & A picked wild strawberries. Alice brought David over to stay a few days (to nite).
22 Jun Wed. Cloudy & cool. We ironed, hulled the berries. N worked in garden & flowers baked rolls & cookies, etc.
23 Jun Thu. Rather warm & sultry. Fred started by plane Wed about 3:00 a.m. Arrived in Bing at five. His girl friend brought him to Sidney where a friend brought him here around mid nite or a little later. N is about sick. Seems some like grip but better to nite & she & Geo went strawberrying. Alice & Fred went to Greene to see about her car that Fred may use.
24 Jun Fri. Thunder showers in both a.m. & P.m. Rained very hard several times. Fred & N went to Sidney to shop in a.m. Also brought Rita & children over in late pm. And they were here to supper. Alice took them home. Fred left for Ithaca in late p.m. George's cousin Peal came while we were eating supper.
26 Jun Sat. Windy, mostly bright. Cool air. Alice left for her folks. Cousin P, G & N went near Bing to visit Loren Whitcomb. Started around noon. Freddy was away part of the day. Went to Commencement at Sidney this even. High winds and damage done in areas around, but none here. The folks got home around 10:30.
26 Jun Sun. Norma & I went to church. Catherine Sisson came to the church after services, and we visited a little while N drove around to get the paper, then around to Mr. Boyntons where she is staying. Pearl took us for a ride late in p.m. We went up to Helen's new place, especially as Pearl is interested in ponies and animals. It was 9:00 or so when we got home. Then the others went back up to McGills for a short call. Pleasant day.
27 Jun Mon. Warm & bright. We washed. Pearl started for home at 10:00 or so. Rita is short of water so sent some clothes to be washed by Alice. She and Randy were here to lunch. Mrs. Melick & Lurene called and asked me to go for a ride. Nina Palmer was with them. We went over toward Walton several miles. Graduation exercises at Otego this even. Joan graduated. All of Helen's family were there also Ann & Marilyn Carpenter. Phil & Pat came too. N & I went. It was a pleasant evening. Very warm inside. Alice went to Guilford. Sylvia's graduation.
28 June Tues. Another very warm day. Clear. Alice has trouble with one of her eyes so went to the Dr. Norma went with her to see to Randy. Also got gro. We ironed. N had a lot of pressing to do for Fred. She & A picked the garden St berries after supper.
29 Jun Wed. Not as pleasant. Windy. Not as warm as yesterday. We baked bread & cookies. N shortened Fred's new pants--several pr. I worked on my rug--the first this week, I believe.
30 Jun Thu. Warm. Partly cloudy. Threatening rain but did not. N was very busy cleaning etc. Alice bro't Henry over as Rita wants to leave him her to-morrow while she takes D to Bing.

1 Jul Fri. Cloudy and started raining in p.m. Rained mor or less the rest of the day. Rita took David to Bing. Bro't Sherry here while she was gone. They were all here for supper. Rolland & Donald's wife's were here about noon with each a daughter were here to lunch. Dorothy & Emily came about 9:30 to stay over night as they are doing some work at the farm. Carrie isn't as well.
2 Jul Sat. A lovely day. Emily & Dorothy were up , had breakfast and started for the farm about 9:00 a.m. Geo went to Franklin early to have work done on trunk. In. p.m he & Alice went to Sidney & perhaps Norwich on errands. Dorothy & Emily & Walter called briefly about 3:30. They have their work done at the farm and are on their way home. Donald, Norma, Lu and Nina called late in p.m. Alice is baby sitting for Rita & Bruce's children this evening. G & N went to movies at U.
3 Jul Sun. Rather windy & cool. Mrs. McIntosh came for me to go to S.S at 9:15. N came for me after the church services at 10:15 and we went up to Eunice Saunder's to a picnic. Geo, Donald, & Rolland Goodspeed were there with their wives & children. Also Orrin & Mildred and two of their gr children. We had a fine dinner and pleasant time. On the way home we called at Clarence Musson's who came up from Fla last Wed. It started raining while we were there, but not real hard, tho continued some into the evening. Was not a bad day for the picnic. Sun shone a little.
4 Jul Mon. Rather cool and windy. Partly cloudy. We washed. A holiday. N & A worked in garden. I worked on rug some. They all went to Sidney to the 4th of J celebration. Real cool.
5 Jul Tue. Norma took Fred to a bus in Oneonta which leaves about 9:10. He goes to New York, then goes on a jet plane to Beloxi, Miss. N went to Helen's for a short call. She called to tell me. She picked & froze peas. I helped pick (a little) and we both shelled. There were 6 pt -1/2 p'kgs, I believe. Alice had an errand in Sidney and wanted N to go along after Alice's work. Just before they came back, Jessie came in and stayed to supper. George, N & Alice picked the cherries, as we could see that the starlings were getting them. Cool to nite.
6 Jul Wed. Cool a.m. N had to go to Sidney for gro & things before working at cherries. We had to freeze, gave Rita a few, also Betty across the way. We had cherry cobbler for supper and saved some for a pie. Geo & N are weeding & hoeing garden & flowers.
7 Jul Thu. N worked in flower garden some. Ironed for Alice. I did some, also made 2 batches of cookies. We both wrote letters. I went up to see the Earls. They are about to move to Sidney. I took roses & delphinium. In evening we all went to Sidney. G on business.
8 Jul Fri. A lovely day. The hay was baled here to-day and they may get it all in to-nite. Rita came over and N made rolls for her, also sauce for spaghetti & cooked meat balls as she plans for company to-morrow nite. Tuie bro't her over and N took her home. David stayed here.
9 Jul Sat.Mostly fair. Looked like rain by spells. Norma went with Alice to the doctors to have a mole removed from her face in a.m. Geo went to Oneonta to have help about a cover for the back part of truck.In evening there is a going away party at McGills for the Caswell's who are moving to Sidney. N G & Alice & David went.
10 Jul Sun. Alice, Norma, David & I went to church. Alice went to their reunion. It threatened a thunder shower but we did not get any here. It was very warm in a.m. But cooler later. They all went over to Rita's in early evening.
11 Jul Mon. N washed some. Looked like rain much of the day but clothes dried very well. We picked cherries, currants & gooseberries. Made jam of gooseb- canned currant juice. I got red root & pig weed greens. Geo went to a business meeting at church. And N & A went to Greene to take Alice car for her brother to work on.
12 Jul Tue. Very warm, bright. We ironed & baked bread & pie. N worked in garden, picked berries, etc. I kept busy. Helping here & there.
13 Jul Wed. Cloudy, warm and sultry in a.m. N, David & I went to Sidney. I went to Dr. Joseph, then had errands at the store. I took my small clock to Cooley's to be regulated. Also took the wash that Emily brought me that Carrie had. The band was too large. I got a smaller band. Alice went over to stay with Tuie's g-mother while all the Motts had a b chicken dinner. David went along. N & G went to Franklin to nite to have something done to truck tires. Has rained gently for several hrs toward nite.
14 Jul Thur. Still rainy, and kept it up off & on all day. I did quite a job mending for Rita's boys. Norma wrote letters, baked beans & cookies. A went down to have the last of her stitches taken out. G & N went to Franklin to get the truck but it wasn't done. Cooler to night.
15 Jul Fri. Cool in a.m. But pleasant. N froze spinach & peas, picked gooseberries. Rita came over did some washing and took David home. We did Friday's cleaning rather sketchily. N & G went to Franklin to get the truck. Mrs. Savory & daughter came over in the evening.
16 Jul Sat. Lovely day. G L& N went up to Walter's. Started about 10:00. Left dogs home. In p.m. Alice went up to So. N. Berlin to her sisters. I went along & stayed at Mrs. Butlers (?) while she was gone. When she came for me she had her sister and little ones, so we went to her home a while. We had a picnic supper in the grove when we got back.
17 Jul Sun. We went over to Guilford Center to church (Pres). Then went over to Alice's home a while. So it was quite late when we got home to get dinner. It has been a comfortable day but clouding up in p.m. N & G arrived home about 7:30, then went to the funeral chapel in Franklin as Mr. Johnson died Fri night and funeral is Mon. Geo could not attend on account of work.
18 Jul Mon. Partly cloudy. Quite warm. We washed. Froze peas. N bro't home from Ithaca some plants, and they set them out to nite. Alice bro't David back for a few days.
19 Jul Tue. N picked raspberries early and we canned 7 pt. We ironed. In the evening N, A, Betty & I went to the drive in theater to see "Ten Commandments." We got home at 12:50. A message from Rochester came while we were away that Carrie passed away at 8:00 in evening.
20 Jul Wed. We froze peas. Spent the a.m. Writing & phoning about the funeral. Jessie was over a while in the evening. Quite cool to night.
21 Jul Thu. Cool a.m. Alice did not feel good and did not work to-day. G & N took David home to-nite & went to Bainbridge to take some p'kgs to send to Alicia by some friends who are going to Fla soon. Alice went over to Mars. Fields in evening.
22 Jul Fri. We were busy all day getting ready for guests for supper from Rochester. N baked rolls. We made potato salad, cooked a small ham, baked beans, etc. The folks came between 5 & 6 o'clock. Emily, George, Walter, Wilfred, Dorothy & Frances. We all went up to the funeral. House in the evening. Quite a few friends & cousins were there. Emily, Dorothy & Geo stayed here at nite. The others went to Jessie's.
23 Jul Sat. The folks, late in a.m left for Jessie's to lunch. All were there, also Frances, Donald & Norma and Frederick & Alice. Geo was one of the bearers, the others were the Musson boys, Mr Wilbur, Guy Post & Wm Richards, Juna's husband. On the way home we had a flat time so when Jessie came along, I got in with her and rode over to her house. She had Frances. We had lunch there, then Jessie took her to U to take the bus for Bing. There she will take a train for Newark. I went back home with Jessie and helped wash the dishes. There were 10 there for lunch at noon also our lunch dishes. Rita doesn't feel well, ear trouble. N & G went over and N got supper and washed a lot of dishes. Got home around 9:00 I think. Quite warm & sultry. David came back.
24 Jul Sun. Pleasant. A little cooler. G,N & David went to church. This p.m. G took me up to Lula Halbert's to all. He & N came for me then went to Sidney on an errand. Alice went away yesterday a.m. Came back this p.m. Cool this evening.
25 Jul Mon. We washed. N & A picked the raspberries. Probably the biggest picking. N froze some and got juice ready for jelly to morrow. I picked up quite a lot of wind-fall apples and got them ready to freeze to morrow. Alice left late this p.m. For Oneida to visit her aunt. She has vacation this week. Not as cool this evening.
26 Jul Tue. N made jelly (rasp & currant). We fixed applesauce to freeze. Ironed, baked cookies etc. It looks like rain. We need it. Rather warm to-nite.
27 Jul Wed. Very windy. Sprinkled a little early and a little rain in a.m. We made bread. Both wrote letters. Alice came home in p.m.
28 Jul Thu Foggy. N Alice & David went up to Arabia to pick huckleberries. (Near Franklin & Treadwell.AP) Started at 8:00 o'clock. they took me up to Helen's. Ruth, Larry & his little friend went along. Helen was sick but a little better than yesterday. N & A got 8 qt berries. Joan & I picked currants up there and we bro't them home to make jelly for Helen. It was very warm. After supper, N & A picked string beans and N is getting them ready to freeze this evening. A busy day
29 Jul Fri. Another hot day. N picked the raspberries early. We got them looked over, ready to use for juice and froze some. Norma, Alice & David went over to Rita's and took her to town to Sidney where they both shopped. Left David at home. To night Geo, N & A went to the outdoor movie at U.
30 Jul Sat. Began raining early. 6: or 6 o'clock. Gently and rained much of the day. We did some cleaning. N did not feel like work in a.m. Better later. Walt & Bev came in about 9:00 p.m. Alice went skating.
31 Jul Sun. Cool a.m. N, Alice & I went to church. Walter & Bev came in p.m. She went on to Ithaca. Walter is staying over nite. Alice took May Clifford & I up to Mrs. Shaver's nursing home to see Mrs. Post. Mrs Marcellus is there too so we saw her, also Gilbert Post. We stopped and I called at Harris'. May & Alice went over to the Coles and I went over later and made quite a call.

1 Aug Mon Cool. Partly cloudy. N washed then picked berries. Walter went to Franklin to take Fred's car to be repaired. Came back ad had lunch here then on. Home. Alice is helping at Murdocks this week. We froze string beans. In evening they all went to Greene to get Alice's car with her brother has been fixing.
2 Aug Tue. Foggy. Norma and Betty (across the road) went over for Rita, and they went for huckleberries. It was slow picking but they stayed and got quite a good lot. Quite warm but partly cloudy and a good breeze. N brought Rita here and Tuie came for her later. She had ear trouble and went to the doctor after she came here.
3 Aug Wed. Rainy more or less all day. N baked cookies, froze huckleberries. I did some writing. In p.m. N went over to Eleanor Wrights to plan for Vacation Bible School. I went along and stopped at Mrs. Myers. We did not leave town till 5 o'clock.
4 Aug Thu. A bright day. N & Alice went to the Morris Fair. Started at 8:30. Went by way of Sidney to do errands there. Jessie called a while this evening. Geo went to the Fair after work. They stayed for the evening.
5 Aug Fri. Rainy this a.m. It has rained not hard by spells during the day. But seems a little more settled to nite. N went to Sidney to shop this a.m. I went along and stayed at the Earls. N picked the berries this a.m between showers.
6 Aug Sat. Heavy dew which reminds me of Fall. Fair, and rather warm & humid a.m. Geo & N had a busy day. Got the chickens outside and spent a lot of time with them. Geo did a good deal of work in the garden. N cleaned. I did up stairs. N worked in her flower bed this evening. Alice went over to stay with Tuie's grandmother this evening.
7 Aug Sun. Rather cool in a.m. But cloudy and sultry by spells. N A & I went to church. Stopped at Ruth's to plan for my riding over with N when she teaches Bible School. W & Bev stopped in for a short call on their way home after staying over nite at Trasks. Rita & family called this even to leave David as he is to stay here and go to V Bible School with Norma.
8 Aug Mon. Looked like rain, but only sprinkled once. Quite windy. N & David went to VBS N washed this p.m picked berries (the last) and a few S beans. Alice went to Norwich Fair this evening. Geo t trustees meeting at church. N & David went up to Madeline's to play a tune she wasn't sure of for VBS. Quite windy to-day.
9 Aug. Tue.. Carrie would have been 84 years old to-day had she lived. Pleasant. I made a dish of applesauce to be frozen to morrow. Did some ironing etc. etc.
10 Aug Wed. Rainy. The ladies of the Otego U.P.W had a picnic in the Manse and invited the UPM of Unadilla to attend. Jessie came for me. She also took Grace Gibson, Pearl Gilbert & Mrs. Samson. There were quite a few went and we had a aver pleasant time and fine dinner. Allie went over to her folks to nite (took David along) and N had to go over to the church to talk over VBS affairs. Did not rain in p.m.
11 Aug. Tu. Cool, damp & fall like in a.m. Partly cloudy. I went with N when she went to th church and stayed at Ruth Phetteplace's this a.m. Mr & Mrs. John Lenny called this p.m. N went up to McGill to get help about Music for VBS this evening.
12 Aug Fri. 46 degrees in a.m. Feels quite like Sept. N shopped for gro after her work at church. After lunch N took David home to stay till Sun. I went along. Alice sat with the old lady at Bea Motts so did not get home till 9:00. Warm & sultry this p.m. I cooked apple sauce in a.m. Which we will freeze to morrow.
13 Aug Sat. Cool a.m. Geo had a man come and make a ditch which is the start for his garage. He used a machine called a "back hoe". A hawk came and tried to get a chicken but N & I went out and scarred it off. Geo P came over with his gun and went in the woods U shot it. Alice went over to Bea Motts this p.m to sit with the old lady. She went roller skating to nite. N hasn't felt at all well to day. Sore throat and headache. Appears better to nite some. We skipped weekly cleaning. Geo was sick late in p.m.
14 Aug Sun. Cloudy. N A & I went to church. N did not feel well, but felt she must go as she had left things at church she needed in VBS to morrow. Jessie came over in early evening. N had made pizza pie and she stayed to lunch with us. Rita & children came over to stay over nite as Tuie was away. There was a thunder shower in p.m.
15 Aug Mon. N & David are continuing the VBS. Rita washed for N also kept busy till after lunch bringing things from garden. It has looked. Like rain and did some early in p.m.
16 Aug Tue. Comfortable temp. I ironed and kept busy at other things. Had lunch ready for N & David. Alice came over around noon to see some men who are interested in her car she has for sale. She & Randy stayed to lunch. Betty came in late p.m. And is staying over nite.
17 Aug Wed. A perfect day. Cool & foggy in a.m. The last day of VBS followed by a picnic. Then the evening meeting when parents are invited. Betty stayed till after supper. Betty went to Walton Fair where her folks are. She starts home or to the camp where the children so summers to morrow.
18 Aug Thu Another lovely day. Cool in a.m. And sun shiny all day. The air rather cool. Alice had car trouble on way to work so she took G car and G Palmer drove down and got her car. Nothing serious. N & A went. Over to Savory's to nite and got some apples. We saw the "balloon" (satellite) to-nite which looked like a star moving. It is supposed to be 1000 mi up and as high as a ten story building.
19 Aug Fri. A rainy day. N went to Sidney to shop for groceries and do errands. She came back by ways of Masonville and stopped at Rita's & Alice's. Alice helped Murdocks after her work.
20 Aug Sat. Clearing. Warm & sultry. G & N went to Oneonta & Franklin to do errands isn a.m. Alice went to Norwich and expects to go to Oneonta. I did a few things in a.m. Then got out my rug for the first time in weeks and worked some.
21 Aug Sun. Threatened rain. Warm, sultry. We went to church. In p.m I went with Jessie to Bainbridge to attend the 50th anniversary of the wedding of Paul & Luna Halsey. It rained quite hard late in p.m. Followed by a rainbow. I saw more people than I expected to that I knew or had met. We called on Ardie Cornell who lives with her daughter. G & N went to Sidney to call on the Ruland's, then to Stanley Campbells. Did not get home til rather late. Alice came around 9:00 I think. It has rained some this evening, not hard.
22 Aug Mon. Cloudy at times. We washed. N made bread & cookies. I made cookies too. We froze beets and got more ready to freeze. Also N started pickles. I worked on ru a little. Rained some in late p.m.
23 Aug Tue. Mostly cloudy. Norma spent most of the day making pickles, bread & butter and dill. I froze beets that we cooked yesterday. N went to Sid Centre to get spices & things she lacked for pickles. Alice friends from Mt Upton came for her this even to go out somewhere.
24 Aug Wed. Cool a.m. But pleasant. N has not felt well as her throat is bad again. We did some leaning and got ready for Mr & Mrs. James Musson for supper. He helped Geo about the foundation for his building after supper..
25 Aug Thu. About 40 degrees in a.m. N has not been feeling well. Throat, headache etc. So she went to Dr Rapp at 1:00. He gave her a shot and medicine. She feels better to nite. I rode along with her to town. I worked on rug & mended
26 Aug Fri. Norma feels better tho not as usual. She went to Sidney to trade & do errands. I rode along. This p.m we froze cauliflower, made dill pickles. Had a nice lot of it. A pleasant day.
27 Aug Sat. A pleasant day. Warm & sultry. We made pickled beets. I did most of the week's cleaning as N doesn't feel too good and Doctor said, REST. Alice went over to church's to sit with Randy this evening
28 Aug Sun. A lovely day. Warmer tho cool this morning. I went with Jessie to the Old Home Day at Guilford. M.E. church. There were 150 there I believe. We had a fine church service and everything went off well. Singing, a few talks, etc. Saw quite a few that I knew. A missionary spoke at the Bapt church and they had a covered dish meal afterwards. Alice went to Sylvan Beach with friends.
29 Aug Mon. Cloudy & warm in morning. N washed. Threatened rain in early evening. About the warmest day & evening of the Summer. We got crab apples that Jessie gave us ready for jelly. After supper, N,A, & I went over to Savory's to get apples. Called briefly at Oraline's Hanes. Did not get out
30 Aug Tue. Warm & sultry, after thunder showers during nite. Some cloudiness. Norma made dill pickles, finished crab apples jelly and we together made bread, after anew recipe. She made an apple pie.
31 Aug Wed. Cool morning. Quite a pleasant day. N made dill pickles and a recipe of raspberry & currant jelly. I did a small ironing and a few odd jobs. Alice & N go up each night to feed the MGill's cats & dogs while they are away. Alice took her car down to Sidney to nite to have some work done on it.

1 Sep Thu. Warm & sultry. N started early and took Rita to Oneonta to shop. She stopped in U and got groceries for us. I cleaned my room. Wrote letters.
2 Sep Fri. Much cooler-windy. N went over to Ralph Ingals in Crookerville and got 2 bu of sweet corn this morning. I rode along. We froze. It. had 14 pt & 4 qt p'kgs, besides some for supper. Alice did not feel well and came back in late a.m. Went to the doctors. N went with her at 4:00 p..m. N & Alice took Mary Lou (mother's dog. AP) to the doctor's to-nite as she hasn't acted right. Has been a perfect Sept day.
3 Sep Sat. Very cool. Perhaps a slight frost in places. The concrete mixer was here this a.m to pour concrete in the foundation for the building. Tuie, Rita & family were over to help. The folks across the way we're all here for dinner too as Geo Palmer helped. Ralph Peach called showing lovely pictures he has taken of the rose gardens at Newark. We did not get much extra done besides the dinner for 12. N doesn't feel too good--her throat--still troubles her. Not seriously. I did cleaning down stairs. Worked a little on the rug.
4 Sept Sun. rainy this morning but stopped about a 10:00. Norma & I went to Gilbertsville to church. Went on to Morris where we got gas. Then on to Jack Clarks where we stopped for quite a long call and left a rug we have been making for them. Then stopped at Chas Vroman's for a call. All their children were there (except Tiny) with their children. Then we went on to Helen's. She wasn't home so we waited quite a long while there (till she came). Philip's wife & baby were there too. Alice took her folks to Oneida and is staying over nite at Savory's. (My mother would have been 110 yrs old to day).
5 Sep Mon. N washed. She & Geo & A went over to Masonville to a chicken barbecue dinner put on by the firemen. N baked cup cakes and got lunch partly ready in p.m as she & G plan to go with G & Betty to State Fair to-morrow starting at 7:00 a.m. Partly cloudy but mostly pleasant.
6 Sept Tue. A cool comfortable day. Alice came over in late a.m. And stayed to lunch. Randy slept in the car. I wrote letters mostly besides getting the meals & feeding animals. Mike (cat?) came in toward nite after being away several days. Starved, he thought. The folks got home about mid nite.
7 Sep Wed. Cool morning but quite warm thru the day. N went over to Ralph Ingals and helped pick sweet corn. She got 2 1/2 bu. Rita came over and helped and they froze it besides some N picked from our garden. 35 pt (in all). Geo got a gadget to take it off the cob. Of course it has to be scraped. So we got along fine. I didn't help much, as I went to a meeting at Pres church at 2:00 with Jessie & others. A Mrs.s Marshall who had been a missionary in China spoke.
8 Sep Thu. Warm & humid. Alice didn't work to-day as Mr Church was sick. She & Norma went to Sidney for groceries etc. This evening Alice went over to stay with Tuie's grandmother. N & G are making a fence this evening to keep the chickens from eating up the garden. Betty & Geo came over and took their chickens home.
9 Sep Fri. Warm & sultry. We kept busy at various thing. N made grape jelly. The chicks picked into tomatoes, so I got some ready for the "whole meal dish." Carrie Roshirt was here & gave me the recipe, so we can make it. The chickens were shut up till late p.m. I worked on getting material ready to be dyed for my rug. N spent some time getting her bus schedule made out for her Fla trip. Plans to start the 17th inst.
10 Sep Sat. Cooler. Mostly fair. We had a busy day making pickles, freezing peaches, etc. Alice used the cleaner. Norma made pie and apple desert.
11 Sept Sun. Rainy. We all went to church. Beverly phoned in a.m. That they were at her folks, would come down to church and be here for dinner. Alice went to her sisters in Norwich after church service. It rained all day. Is cool A came in evening.
12 Sep Mon. Rainy all day. We froze the rest of the peaches. N did some baking. We took care of the rest of the apples. N brought in tomatoes & grapes.
13 Sept Tue. Will's 94th birthday had he lived. We washed. Much cloudiness, but clothes dried so they were bro't in. Rained in late p.m. N & I were busy. Anne's grape juice, made cookies. Cooked chicken, etc.
14 Sept Wed. Quite cool in morning and continued all day. Near 60 degrees at highest. N was busy doing ironing on clothes she expects to take on her trip to Fla. Also she fixed some things to freeze for us while she is away. I did some dyeing for Norma's rug. N & Alice gathered onions, tomatoes & grapes. It seems cold enough for a frost.
15 Sep Thu. Not as cold as expected. N went to Sidney to do shopping in a.m. I finished the dying for the rug. N baked a green tomato pie which we liked very much. Jessie came in while we were eating supper and we urged her to stay to eat with us which she did. Alice went to a 50th wedding anniversary this evening near Guilford.
16 Sep Fri. A lovely Sept day. N did a little washing. Baked bread and 2 pies. We canned tomatoes, did a few last things as N starts to morrow a..m. For Fla. Madelyn called in a.m.
17 Sept Sat. Cloudy & cool. Norma started on her trip on bus at 8:45. Alice took her down to Sidney. Two men came to help Geo on the foundation for the garage besides Tuie. Rita & children came too. All were here for dinner so we had quite a busy day.
18 Sept Sun. We all went to church. Cloudy mostly. In p..m. Alice & I went to Sidney hospital to call on Ethel Rolfe and Faith Toby. She was leaving soon after we called and Ethel expects to leave to-morrow.
19 Sep Mon. Cloudy, mild. I cooked what grapes there were left and canned juice. Also put up 4 pt tomatoes. Called a short time on the folks across the way. Seemed to keep busy with little things.
20 Sep Tue. It rained during the night. Thunder storms. Mostly cloudy. Some rain in a.m. Clearing in p..m. Warm. 74 degrees in p.m. Miss Chapman called this a.m. She is staying at McGills a while. I took slips from the outdoor plants and made a jar of pickles. We had the last of our sweet corn to-nite.
21 Sept Wed. Cloudy, mild. Geo did not work to-day. He went to Oneonta on errands in early a.m. Then worked on foundation for garage. Jessie took me to Sidney to the foot Dr. She stayed to lunch with us. We had a card from N saying she had a good trip and arrived on time, Sun even.
22 Sept Thu. Foggy but a nice day. Sunny. In later a.m. But cloudy mostly in p.m. I did hand washing and canned 3 pt tomatoes. Worked on my rug.
23 Sep Fri. Mild and mostly sunny. I canned 3- 1 qt tomatoes. Worked on my rug. Betty Palmer came over to see that all was OK here. Alice went down this even to get groceries. I worked on my rug quite a little
24 Sep Sat. Foggy. A lovely day. Partly cloudy, mild. Geo worked all day on his building. Alice & I did cleaning. She helped Geo in even by holding light. I cut the red pieces for the edge of Norma's rug into strips for braiding. We had a letter from Norma. She plans to start for home Sun night or Mon.
25 Sep Sun. Threatened rain in early a.m but has been another lovely day. Geo went to Ithaca. Alice & I went to Pres. Church. Alice went to her sister's in So N Berlin this p.m. G stayed over nite.
26 Sep Mon. Another warm lovely day tho foggy in a.m. Geo came home about ten o'clock. I canned 6 qt tomatoes. Worked some on my rug.
27 Sep Tue. Very foggy & cool. Cloudy much of the day. Warmed up in late p.m. I ironed and worked on my rug. We expected Norma to-day but she didn't come.
28 Sep Wed. Foggy again moderate temp. Norma came on the bus between 7 & 10. She phoned Alice to meet her. They went to Rita's and brought her & children along. We're here to lunch. I worked on my rug.
29 Sep Thu. Rained a little during the night and there were light showers several times during the day. N washed one load but hung clothes in the cellar. N is pretty tired and slept late in a.m. then did not try to do much extra. I canned 3 pt tomatoes. Worked on rug.
30 Sep Fri. Cloudy. N washed some. I did hand washing. Rained a little in p.m. Norm & Alice went to Sidney to shop. Alice came home yesterday as Mrs. Church is laid off at Scintilla. Geo went up near Morris to get potatoes, squash & cabbage after work.

1 Oct Sat. There is a big change in the weather. It's been cold all day. In the 30s to nite. My birthday. I have three boxes of candy and Wilfred brought a nice jar with ivy & sansauebria, ((sansevieria, snake plant) I think. He & Walter came about 3 o'clock and are staying over night. N made a lovely 3 tier cake. I have rec'd 17 cards.
2 Oct Sun. Quite a frost. Walter & Wilfred left about 9:30 and I went with them as far as Jessie's, then went to church with her. Went. Home with Jessie and Norma & Alice came up there for me after their church service. In p.m. About 3:00 Rita and children came over and went with us up to Helen's. Geo rode along as far as Franklin to get h is truck. I am staying at Helen's a few days.
3 Oct Mon. No frost. Cloudy but cold. Helen & I washed windows in the bedroom where I sleep. I washed kitchen chairs and dishes all day.
4 Oct Tue. Very foggy. No frost here. We started for Mary's at about 10 a.m They took a goat up, apples, etc. It was very pleasant and in places along as we drove the foliage was lovely. We stayed to supper. Got home about 10:30. Rich slept, probably all the way home as Helen drove. He will have to go to work in less than an hour.
5 Oct Wed. About the same weather. Foggy in a.m. Cool. Pleasant. I ironed some. Worked on the quilt I'm putting new binding on. Helen went over town to attend an auction.
6 Oct Thu. It rained some during the nite and rained hard in the morning but cleared off and was pleasant in p.m. I ironed, made apple sauce. Sewed some (mending) on a quilt. Rich & Helen went to Morris this evening on errands.
7 Oct Fri. Cold but not sign of frost. I made apple sauce, ironed, finished mending the quilt. H went to town to do washing. I packed my things ready to go home. Geo worked in Cooperstown so was a little late. He stopped for me. Alice went over and got her sister then stopped for Norma and they all went to movies.
8 Oct Sat. A frost, but not hard. Geo went to Oneonta to do some plastering work (I think). I finished unpacking, washed my hair, did some mending,etc. N & Alice went back as it was very foggy last nite and they had their tickets given back so they could see a special movie. Geo helped across the way, also worked here till after dark.
9 Oct Sun. We all went to church. Jessie came over after church was out and asked me to go home with her to dinner. then we went down to the Fair Haven Nursing Home and took three ladies for a ride to see the lovely foliage. Mrs. Naylor, Mrs Sparks & Mrs Brinkmanship. Also called on Adelia. N G & A went to So New Berlin also to the Savory's. Went to Rita's first.
10 Oct Mon. A perfect Oct day. We washed. Norma went to Sidney to do errands. I went along and we surely liked the beautiful colors on the trees. We canned tomato juice. I did a little mending, etc. kept busy. Rec'd a box of birthday candy from Carrie R.
11 Oct Tue. Pleasant in a.m. But later cloudy, windy & cold toward noon. In p.m warmer and bright. Norma. I started about nine o'clock on a trip. We went up the Briar CR Road past the Lobdell's and our old place. Called at Carl Filer's, Mrs Giles, and as it wasn't pleasant at de our lunch at Filer's. Then we called at Paul Tilsons, then over to Sheldon Carr's. From there to G-vile and to the cemetery. We had a few flowers which we put on Carrie's grave. Then to Effie Medbury's. made quite a call. Alice had supper ready. Geo did not work in p.m. The foliage was lovely everywhere. Jessie called this evening
12 Oct Wed. Pleasant, but cooler. N & I made bread. I did a little ironing. N put her plants we have been rooting in pots. N & A went over to a progressive supper the church folks are putting on. N & I sent b-day cards to Sheldon Car (Oct 13)
13 Oct Thu. a little cooler. But bright & comfortable. Alice did not have work yesterday & to day. She & N went up to Oneida, Rome and stopped at Norwich & Savorys. I did several odd jobs and got supper for Geo & me. N & A got. Home about 8 o'clock.
14 Oct Fri. Warmer. A lovely day. Norma baked cooked & cake. Also leaned. I helped about cleaning rugs etc. Cleaned some up stairs. Alice came over and washed Windows on the outside. She and Ronnie were here to lunch.
.15 Oct Sat. Milder than it has been. In the 70s, I believe. N & G went to Sidney to shore in a.m. Geo helped Geo P in p.m. Walter & Bev came late in p.m. She went on up to her folks. Alice, N & I went to church. (Pres). Supper at 5:30. We left supper for Geo & Walter. Very mild evening. Walter helped George on garage.
16 Oct Sun. Mild, and.a little rain about church time. N, Alice, Bev and I went to church. We had left overs from last night's supper for dinner to-day. The folks bro't down an old desk that had been in the boy's room and Geo & N took it over to Rita's this evening. I did quite a bit of writing this evening. Cooler too-nite.
17 Oct Mon. Cooler. Foggy but a good work day. We washed and baked bread & pies. N worked up stairs, getting Alice's cloths press ready for her to use. We both did some writing. I started a doll's rug for Mary's Ann.
18 Oct Tue. Pleasant but cooler than any day so far in Oct. N hasn't felt well and my back isn't to comfortable. We both took it easy. I worked on my small rug. Geo took some roosters over near Walton this a.m. Before work to have them dressed. The leaves a falling fast and the trees are losing their beauty fast.
19 Oct Wed Rained a little during the nite. N & Alice went to the dentists in Bainbridge in a.m. And shopped in Sidney on way back. It rained more or less during the day and is colder. Rita phoned she wasn't as well so N to her to the doctor at 2:30. Alice took care of the children and brought them here when she got thru work. Tuie came over to supper too. He took David back to be ready for school to morrow. All the others are here. Tuie is helping Neil
20 Oct Thu. Much colder. David was sick so Tuie took him to Neil's this a.m. Rita is better but still in bed. Tuie came to supper and is staying over nite here. Cloudy almost no sunshine. It was 44 degrees temp in late p.m. Trees are loving their beauty.
21 Oct Fri. Cloudy and a few snowflakes. Rita is feeling better and has been downstairs several times. Tuie came to supper. Alice finished her work at Church's.
22 Oct Sat. Much colder. Rita is feeling better so she has been down stairs about all day and has helped about various things. We cleaned, baked, mended, etc. Tuie & David came in to supper.
23 Oct Sun. G, N, A, David, Sherry & I went to church. It is a little rainy. In p.m. Eunice, Glen & Richard Saunder's called. Alice went over to her folks about 3:30 and I went along to "Open House" at the Manse. Went home with Jessie and stayed an hr or more. Then Jessie bro't me home. Rita, Tuie & David went home to-nite.
24 Oct Mon.Some rain and snow in a.m. N & A went to Walton and got the chickens that were taken there several days ago to be gotten ready for the freezer. They left them in Rita's freezer. Snowing this evening.
25 Oct Tue. The ground is white with snow this a.m. The Roshirts & Myrtle came about 11:00. Helen & Rich & Joan came late as Stevie is in the hosp and they had to go there first. Henry fell and hurt his face below his eye, outdoors. And I fell in the doorway and hurt my back. Alice is here to help us out. Cloudy & cold, tho not freezing.
26 Oct Wed. Snow mostly melted. Bright, a good wash day. We did a large one and everything nearly dry. We baked bread. I started a little on repairing used garments to be sent overseas. I had a good night and have kept around most of the day but my side hurts and not too comfortable. Henry does not complain and looks better to nite.
27 Oct Thu. Mostly cloudy. N went over to Rita's and they went to Sidney to shops. They came back and N & A took Rita home. Henry went too. Sherry still here. I mended and did a small ironing. Do not feel very comfortable.
28 Oct Fri. Not quite as cold. Some sunshine. N and I went to Dr. Rap at 1:30. He gave me something of a check up and thinks I have a bruise on right side. Rita isn't feeling as well again and N got medicine of the Doctor for her. Alice did a lot of cleaning and went to Norwich to her sister's after we got back. Sherry had a long nap.
29 Oct Sat. Quite a mild day. Geo worked all day on the garage. N had a bad headache but finally felt alright. Walt & Bev came in a while before supper. Alice & her sister's came in for a while, then left, and Alice will be away over nite. I worked at the mending on Rita's things and to be sent overseas. I feel better to-day.
30 Oct Sun. A lovely mild day. Geo, N, Walt, Bev & I went to church. Alice came in late from her sister's. She took me up to Jessie's as she was having Barbara's family to dinner. Jessie's cousins, the Hotchkin's from Bing came soon after we finished dinner. N phoned that Philip & Pat were down and if I'd like to come home. So Alice came over for me. They stayed for supper.31 Oct Mon. Henry's b-day. N & A dressed chickens this morning which we had for supper to nite. We washed. it was cloudy but no rain, so clothes dried quite well. N. Made and decorated a cherry-mix cake decorated with cocoanut, some of it colored red. A went over to Bevs and stayed while she went to Halloween at school. A bro't the boys over. Rita & Tuie came alter. All were here to supper. Sherry stayed. Quite a lot colder to nite.

1 Nov Tue. Not as cold. Rain thru the nite. Quite mild & pleasant by p.m. N & A defrosted the freezer. Geo came home with a bad cold (had it in a.m.) and went to doctors this evening. I did odd jobs mended some and sorted used clothing, etc.
2 Nov Wed. Mostly cloudy. Not as mild as as yesterday. Geo wasn't able to go to work t-day. Was in bed much of the time. We baked bread, cookies and Alice made some sweet pastry- N ironed. I mended. Cleaned some up stairs. Etc.
3 Nov Thu. Quite cold, tho not freezing. Geo has trouble with his back, besides his cold so didn't go to work. He killed 4 chickens and N & A got them ready to freeze to morrow. A took Betty down town so she's could leave her car to be fixed. Alice went to Mr. Fields funeral this p.m. I started a rug for Rita. Stormed a little. Not pleasant.
4 Nov Fri. Pleasant but cold wind. G & N went to Sidney to trade in a.m. Alice took Rita to Walton in a.m. They came back in time for lunch. Geo took me over to Mrs. Rider's to a F.C. Meeting at 2 p.m. Alice Rider took me up to Jessie's after the meeting. Ethel Rolfe was there. We stayed to supper. Jessie bro't me. Home. She stopped a while to copy a recipe for Christmas cake. Freddy came in late p.m.
5 Nov Sat. some sunshine-not very cold. A, N, & Geo got 5 chickens dressed and 4 of them ready for freezer. N baked cake & cookies. I saw to Sherry quite a bit while the others were in the kitchen, worked on the rug and mended. Alice & Sherry are coming down with colds. Fred went down town a while after helping Geo a while.
6 Nov Sun.Cloudy. COLD a few snowflakes that showed this a.m. And some during the day. Geo didn't feel like going to church. Alice has a cold. Sherry has cold & cough so was awake and kept others from sleeping No one went to church except Fred. He took David who was sick on his way home-here. Norma fixed him up and Fred took him home.
7 Mar. Mon. Cold. Some sunshine. Clothes froze on lines. N washed part of the clothes. We did some mending. I worked on rug. Geo worked. Stopped at Helen's with bulbs. Stevie is home but not good. A went over to Rita's to see about her white car that is over there. Sherry had a better nit but still has cold.
8 Nov Tue. Election. Cold. Windy. N did more washing. A & Fred went over this a.m. To get her car. Geo did not go to work till 10 a.m as it was so cold for outside work. So he killed and helped dress four chickens. I helped a little and did various things about the house. Alice took N. & I up to vote in p.m. Rita came over this even on her way to take David to the doctors at 9:00. He has infection in his head when Henry hit him with a stone.
9 Nov Wed. News came this a.m. That Kennedy was elected president. We and many others are much disappointed. Rita came over this a.m. And N went with her to Delhi. They came back about 12:30 for lunch. I cleaned the paint on kitchen cupboards, Worked on my rug. Colder to-night.
10 Nov Thu. We dressed 4 chickens. Not quite as cold. Nothing special happened. N washed a. LittleIt rained some. We were busy at getting meals, et.c
11 Nov Fri. Cold. N & A went to town to do shopping. I kept busy doing cleansing etc while they were gone. Mrs. Savory came and got Alice this p..m for a couple of days. I worked on the rug some in p.m.
12 Nov Sat. Cold. Partly cloudy. Fred hit a deer last night and damaged the car quite a lot. Geo worked to-day for "Jake" in Oneonta. N & I got the squashes prepared for freezing and have them in freezer. N made jelly. I worked on rug in evening.
13 Nov Sun. Rained during nite and again late p.m. G, N. Fred (and Sherry) went to church. Mrs. Savory & the girls brought Alice home in late p.m. N & G took Sherry home in evening. She has been her 3-1/2 wk's.
14 Nov Mon. Cool in a.m. But was mild & pleasant during the day. We dressed 4 chickens and got them ready for the freezer. Also washed. It was a good wash day. Worked on rug this evening.
15 Nov Tue. We dressed 5 chickens N has been about sick all day.
16 Nov Wed. Rather mild. Madeline took me to the foot doctors at 10:00. N feels better but not too good. She has started an afghan. I have worked on my rug. Geo worked at Morris.
17 Nov Thu. We dressed 4 chickens this morning. Quite mild and pleasant. Colder at night. Geo worked at Cooperstown.
18 Nov Fri. Some sunshine. Rather cold. Geo worked at Cooperstown. Alice worked at the Clarks but helped some here before & after she went. N cleaned but did not feel very well. I dyed for my rug and worked on it some. N went up and took chickens to McGills freezer. N & G went up to McLaughlins for cement mixer.
19 Nov Sat. A pleasant Nov day. We dressed d4 chickens this a.m. Fred U G went to Franklin to get the car which has been repaired and G had some work done on track. A & N went to Sidney to shop in p.. G & Fred did some cement work on garage. In evening N, G & A went to Sidney to have tires put on truck & call on the Ruland's. Fred took some chickens over to Rita's freezer.
20 Nov Sun. Not very cold. We all went to church. Fred went down to recreational center to work. Geo went down to get him here for dinner. We all rested some in p.m. I wrote a letter. Cloudy all day but now storm.
21 Nov Mon. fifty three years ago, we were married. Cold. Frosty and very foggy. Norma & Alice, Fred and Kathy started for Rome at 7:15. Fred went to get money for his ticket to Calif next Fri. Norma & Alice were not ale to get in to the commissary for groceries etc as it is Mon. They got home between 3 & 4 o'clock. I did hard washing, washed may hair and worked mostly on the rug
22 Nov.tue. Bright, not too cold. N washed also ironed some. We baked date & nut bread, brownies, rolls, cooked cranberries getting ready for T dinner. Fred bro't Cathy up to supper.
23 Nov Wed. N dressed two chickens for T dinner to morrow. She & Alice went to Sidney to shop in a.m. There was ironing, some cleaning etc to do. Rita & children came over in p.m. And stayed till after supper. Left David here for a few days. Alice's mother came this pm. For Alice to stay a while. Walter & Bev came at about 11:00 p.m. Fred went to Bing to get his plane ticket for Calif this p.m.
24 Nov Thanksgiving Day. Geo did not have work. Walt & Bev left a little before noon to a Thanksgiving dinner with her aunt in Otego. Came back to our dinner at 6:00. Alice dame during the afternoon. Sarah Lushkavich & children called in p.m. So there were eight of us to our T dinner which was very good. Walt & Bev stayed over nite.
25 Nov Fri. Walter & Bev left right after breakfast. Alice went over to Savory's but was not feeling well, and her mother bro't her here in p.m. N has been busy about all day getting Fred's clothes ready to take. Geo didn't work. N & G took Fred down to Bing to airport. The plane left at 7:30. They got home a little after 9:30. Cold to-nite.
26 Nov Sat. Alice was in bed all day but feels and looks better. Geo went to Franklin early. Rita came over and got David. They were all here for lunch. G & N went to U to get groceries in p.m. I died green for the edge of Rita's rug. cold a.m. But warmed up.
27 Nov Sun. Mild. Bright in a.m but clouded up in p.m. Geo & N went to church. In p.m. N, A, and I went up to Helen's but didn't find them home except Ruth, Joan & Stevie. We stopped in Otego at Richmond's folks. I gave her a pr of rubbers that arrive had. We drove slowly all the way down from Otego on the S other side of river we usually do. it was a nice outing.
28 Nov Mon. N dressed 3 chickens. She & A went to town to get off a satchel for Fred that he could not take with him as it made too much weight. N washed. I worked on the rug some then put it up as we want to get a quilt top made before Christmas. Cloudy and colder.
29 Nov Tue. N dressed 4 chickens. Baked bread & pie. N & A finished cutting the blocks for a quilt and I am sewing them together. It has rained about all day. Geo worked in the rain a while then went to Oneonta and came home about the middle of the p.m.
30 Nov Wed. The sun shone for a wile, but it clouded up and was windy & cold tho seasonal weather. N< A, & I went to Bing to the eye specialist. He found little change and said "You are holding your own." We started early and had time to shop some for Christmas things. On the way home it snowed a few flakes.

1 Dec Thu. Cold. Snowed some but did not amount to much. N did 3 chickens. Alice baked some. N worked on afghan & I on the quilt. Geo finished work for the present and was home early in p.m. Rita & family called this evening not the way home from the doctors. She has a sore mouth & tongue. We moved to our beds in the apartment, Alice and I.
2 Dec.Fri. The coldest morning we have had- 16 degrees. I finished the quilt piecing. N & G went to Franklin & Oneonta this p.m. N has her afghan nearly done, ready to tie. N & A went to Sidney to a roller skating party. A phone call came from Bobby in NJ. That he would be in Bing airport at about 5 a.m.
3 Dec Sat. In the morning Geo & Alice went to meet him. Geo & Bob went deer hunting but had no luck. N & G went to Sidney to shop in a.m. I worked on rug and did some Christmas writings. N and the others dressed two chickens this evening.
4 Dec Sun. Cold about 16 degrees N. A. & I went to church. Geo & Bob got up early, got their breakfast and went over to Rita's and went with Tuie & brothers to hunt deer. But no luck. Geo had dinner about ready
5 Dec Mon. We washed and clothes dried well. Partly cloudy. Geo had no work. He & Bob went deer hunting in a.m. But no luck. N & A got the quilt on frame in p.m. And we tied it. Rita & Henry were here a while & had lunch.
6 Dec Tue. Mild. Mostly cloudy. We tied the quilt and the afghan. N made Cookies to send to Fred, also candy. Bob hunted again but no game. It was 50 degrees this a.m
7 Dec Wed. 58 degrees in a.m. But grew colder all day and is quite cold to nite. N worked on quilt binding and I have started the edge of rug. Jessie came home this a.m. Was in Utica at 8:00.
8 Dec Thu. Coldest morning we had. N & A went shopping to Sidney. Bob went hunting. Got a rabbit and a partridge. We all kept busy with little jobs. I have part of the last row on rug. N worked on pillowcases for Rita to give Alicia. The quilt & afghan are finished. A & Bob went skating then over to Savoy's to stay over nite.
9 Dec. Fri. 4 degrees above zero. Warmed up some , but cold. N dressed 2 chickens. Baked rolls. Cleaned. I helped some. Fixed cranberry etc. I finished Rita's rug to-nite. Alice & Bob came this p.m. Not as cold as last nite.
10 Dec Sat. Mostly cloudy. A little snow so ground partly whitened. We were busy getting ready for Christmas dinner to-nite. Alice decorated very nicely. Geo & Bob working on the stairs into the attic. Tuie, Rita & family came to supper. When we were partly thru Walter & Bev came. There were 12 of us. I wrote Christmas cards & letters in evening. Cold at nite.
11 Dec Sun. -4 degrees. Did not warm up much. Walt & Bev, Alice & Bob went to church. Alice & Bob went to some of her folks after church & Walt & Bev went to her folks. Alice & Bob came back this evening. It is snowing this even.
12 Dec Mon. The ground is white. It's cold and growing colder. Zero in evening. Geo didn't work. N &A got p'kg ready to sent to Fla. I sent to Carrie R. I wrote cards & notes. G & R went to Sidney to have work done at garage. Geo went to church to a meeting. A & B went across the road this evening to play cards, etc.
13 Dec Tue.-6 degrees this a.m. I wrote cards. N & we all had a gift from the tree so Bob could have his, as he leaves to-morrow. I also had a box from Dorothy with home made candles etc. Cold to nite. N barbecues chicken for supper to nite especially for Bob.
14 Dec Wed. Geo. N & A took Rob't to Bing to take a plane for Newark--on to Greenland. Not as cold. I wrote cards all the time I had today.
15 Dec Thu. Not as cold. N & A went to U to shop in a.m. Alice worked at Murdocks in afternoon. Geo worked at G-vile. We wrote cards what time we had. N washed. Snowing to-nite.
16 Dec Fri. Still mild. Cloudy a few snow flurries. N & A went to Sidney (grocery) to shop, and trade. I wrote cards. This evening A & N wrapped p'kgs. N washed in p.m.
17 Dec Sat. Cloudy. Geo went to Sidney to Dr. Stacy in a.m. "Jake" came bringing the new front door Geo has expected to have hung long ago. it took trill into the afternoon. He also helped some about the new stairs get had been having trouble with. N made her fruit cake this a.m. She & A cleaned. A did up stairs. Not very cold. I wrote cards.
18 Dec sun. Not very cold. Partly cloudy. All went to church but me. I wrote cards what time Ihad and practically finished and I'm glad. We had a phone call from Lola Lord that her mother died yesterday.
19 Dec Mon. Snowed steadily most of a.m. N, A & I went to Unadilla. N & I attended Lula's funeral. Then we went to Sidney. N & G shopped & I called on Mrs. Melick. N & A came in a while. We found Rita & children here when we came home. They stayed for supper. It is Rita's 29th b-day. Mrs. M is not very well but has gained some in strength lately. She is weak.
20 Dec Tue. A bright rather cold a.m. N made Christmas cookies in a.m. Alice & I ironed in p.m. N & G went to Sidney to do last shopping. Geo is starting work in Oneonta. N & G went over to Rita's to nite a while. Helen & Rich called this evening on their way home from Bing where they had been to take Stevie who has been sick for some time and Dr advised his going to State hosp.
21 Dec Wed. Winter is being ushered in this p.m. It snowed this a.m making quite an addition to the snowfall. I made some hankies for Rita's boys. N did some writing. In p.m N & A worked Ono painting the attic stairs that Geo has been putting in.
22 Dec Thu. Norma & George's 10th wedding never say. N made rolls & birthday cake (Rita's in a.m. Rita & family were over in p.m. Tuie came after work to supper. We are celebrating Rita's b-day. Alice & Bob (the 26th) also Christmas, as we had our gifts. Cold, zero to nite.
23 Dec Fri. Cold. N & A went to Norwich. Alice had errands there.. N did shopping in Sidney on way home. I dyed orchid for Alicia's rug. N & A went to Unadilla church to Christmas entertainment. While they were gone the Fla folks called. We talked with them all. Could hear them so well. N was sorry she wasn't here.
24 Dec Sat. Around zero I think. N & A cleaned up stairs & down. We finished packing Helen's box. In p.m G, N & I went across the road to see their Christmas decorations. Mostly cloudy, a few snow flakes. We did little odd jobs.
25 Dec Sun. Christmas Day. A perfect C Day here. 36 degrees in middle of day. Bright. Lovely sunset. We all went to church. The car wouldn't start. G, N & I went up to Helen's in p.m. Too gifts for them & Mary & family. G, N & A went to church to nite to see a film, "The Christmas Spirit." Mr. Ungal in his message emphasis "commemorating" Christ's birth instead of celebrating "Christmas." We heard of Mr. Knights death ( sudden) to day from a heart attack. Very sad.
26 Dec Mon. Mild temp up to 40 degrees by noon. N washed. G & N took Alice over to her folks in a.m for Christmas dinner. Then went over to get her to nite. I wrote thank you notes to those who sent p'kgs. Kept dishes washed, read some, etc.
27 Dec Tue. Colder. Jessie asked me to come to dinner today with Hazel & Mattie Wells. Hazel came over for me. We have a very nice dinner. Turkey, etc. Jessie bro't me home. Geo & N went over and got David to-nite to stay during the rest of his vacation. Quite cool to-night.
29 Dec Wed. -10 degrees but warmed up to 10 above at least. Alice hasn't felt well for 2 or 3 days and to-day has been in bed about all day. Her back pains her, especially. Geo & N went to Sidney to nite to get a basket of fruit that Moby sent. I went with Jessie to Mr. Knight's funeral this p.m. He had a heart attack Sunday.
30 Dec Fri. Not very cold. Stormed a very little. Mrs. Savoy came about 12:30. Stayed till toward nite. Alice is feeling better. Not up much. Kathy, Fred's girl friend came for a long call in p.m. We finished getting a pr of pillowcases ready for a gift for Norma to Beverly. Walt & Bev came between 9:00 & 10:00. Betty brought her mother's camera & showed pictures in evening. She did not stay over nite.
31 Dec. Sat. Moderate temp. Bright most of the day. Cloudy toward nite. Geo & Walter went to Franklin and got the car which is being fixed there. Walter & Bev left this p.m. For her. Folks. Alice & N went over about 8:30 to the watch night service. I did mending and working on rug some.



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Copy of 1961 Diary

1 Jan Sun. Snowed during nite and kept at it till late p.m. Rather cold to-nite and some wind. Geo & G Palmer made a snow plow and plowed out driveways for both, then for neighbor's above. Geo went over for the Sun paper to night. Snow 10 or 11 inches deep.
2 Jan Mon. In the 20's. This is a holiday so Geo did not work. Mostly bright. N washed some. Geo. worked getting snow & ice off the roof. Geo , N & A took David home to-night. I worked on Alicia's rug quite a lot to day.
3 Jan Tue. Mostly bright. In the 20s. N finished washing. We baked bread & cookies. N & A took down Christmas decorations & tree. I worked on rug.
4 Jan Wed. Cold, but zero. Partly cloudy I dyed orchid for Alicia's rug. Also cut material for hit & miss. N worked on a quilt she is mending for Rita. Helen & Joan came in just before supper time on their way home from Bing to see Stevie. They did not see much of him. Most of the time was spent waiting, and answering questions, getting Steve's case history. They sat down and had some supper. Geo hadn't come yet.
5 Jan Thu. -4 degrees in a.m. Sun shone warm. N & A went to Sidney to shop in a.m. Rita & children came a while before the folks came home. Waited, and we all had lunch together. I ironed-worked on rug and mended some.
6 Jan Fri. 13 degrees above. Mild & bright. We all went up stairs to do things that needed doing whole weather was comfortable. Alice got her room in good shape. N helped of course. I put away Christmas things. A & N took me over to Alice Riders to a F.C. Meeting at 1:00 p.m. We had dessert (Apple crunch with topping). Had some business then studied the first 8 chapters of the book of John. Jessie bro't me home.
7 Jan Sat. Milder. Was in the 40s in p.m. N & A dressed the last of the chickens (5) and froze 4 of them. I worked on my rug. N did some washing. Mild to-nite. Snow is settling.
8 Jan Sun. Some colder. Freezing. A few snow flakes. We went to church. Rita & family came over to dinner. Geo went over to a meeting at the church around five o'clock.
9 Jan Mon.Cold. We washed. Dried very well but cold & windy to hang out. Alice baked cookies to send to Bob. N baked cookies & bread. I made molasses cookies, kept the dishes washed and worked on rug. Cold to-nite.
10 Jan Tue. cold. Just above zero. We ironed. N & A got a p'kg ready to send to Bob. Early in p.m. They took it over to U to mail. Also went to E Carpenter's on business. I rode along and went to the Green's. Had an hr or more there. This a.m. I dyed yellow for rug and have worked on it some.
11 Jan Wed. Cold but pleasant. Early in p.m. N, A & I went over to Rita's to take mending etc. Helen & Rich stopped on their way back from Bing. Stayed to supper. G, N & A went over to church to the annual business meeting & supper.
12 Jan Thu Cold. Bright. N & A went to Sidney to shop. I worked on rug after cleaning, paint, etc in kitchen, Alice went to U to see a friend this even.
13 Jan Fri. Nearly down to zero this a.m. But warmed up to 35 degrees or so. We cleaned. I dyed yellow and worked on the rug. N mended for Rita.
14 Jan Sat. Mild. Above freezing and got up to in the upper 40s in p.m. N & G went to Oneonta and on to the Trasks. Did not get home till late p.m. About 1:00 Walt & Bev came. Ate lunch with Alice & I, then went on to Delhi to see about future work for Walter. I worked on rugs quite a bit of the time after some cleaning up stairs.
15 Jan Sun. Walter & Beverly came in late last evening from Delhi. G, N, A & I went to church. Walter went back to Delhi. He has a job with a Vet there beginning before long. The Trasks came to dinner. Walt came back during the p.m and they started for home late in p.m. Alice went to Sidney to her Uncles for dinner. Mild.
16 Jan Mon. Still rather mild. Partly cloudy but no storms. We washed. N baked bread & pies. I worked on rug. N mended. Alice did too. We got quilt tops around this evening and began to plan to tie them. Have to get material.
17 Jan Tue. A little colder in a.m. But got above freezing later. N & took Rita to Bainbridge to do business at the bank. They stayed at Rita's for lunch. I worked at rug. N ordered things for quilts and work on a top this even. Alice & I got material ready for dyeing as she plans to make a rug.
18 Jan Wed. Quite cold wind. Did not warm up as it has lately. N got rolls started then had a phone from Helen asking her to go to Bing with her & Joan. So Alice finished the rolls & made cookies. Also dyed brown & yellow for a rug she plans to make. They got back around 4. H & J had a lunch here. Alice had cooked chicken. N made jelly for H before she went to B. Quite cold to-nite.
19 Jan Thu. Cold. N & A went to Sidney to trade. Alice & I worked on rugs. N started a little one a quilt. She began a little sweater (baby). We hear it's snowing in NY, Washington, Pittsburgh, etc. Quite cold.
20 Jan Fri. A little below zero. Stayed cold all day. Snowed 3 in or so in the night last nite. It was quite wintry. Inauguration Day. (Kennedy) We watched T.V. From around eleven till after one. N crocheted and A & I worked on our rugs. N worked on Helen's quilt.
21 Jan Sat. -18 degrees this a.m. Warmed up to a little above zero. But a very cold day. Geo went to Dr. Stacy this a.m. N & A baked 4 kinds of cookies and N made bread. A & I worked on our rugs. N crocheted.
22 Jan Sun. -15 degrees this a.m. But warmed up more than yesterday. Zero at 8:30 P.m. We, Geo A & I went to church. N wasn't feeling well. The folks across the way had invited company who couldn't start their car, so Betty had 2 chickens roasting, etc, they asked us all over for dinner which was very good. Geo drove over as it was cold and slippery.
23 Jan Mon. Some below zero. Geo did not go to work as his work was plastering and it was too cold. (The job in Oneonta). He went to Sidney & U on errands in p.m and he & Norma to U this evening. We washed. I have my rug finished except the edges and have to wait to get more dye. Zero this evening. N feels better.
24 Jan Tue. 6 degrees in a.m. Cold all day. Geo worked at Cooperstown. Alice helped at the Murdocks to-day. N cleaned cup boards a while. We did the little ironing. I ripped up an old coat Helen gave us and washed it as am expecting to make a wool rug. Cut up some rug material. Cold continues.
25 Jan Wed. Still below zero and was very cold all day. N & A cleaned cup boards. I worked on corduroy material for a rug. Cold to nite.
26 Jan Thu. Below zero but warmed up some. Still N & Alice went to Sidney to shop. They went around and picked up Rita & children and bro't them back here to lunch. Alice took them home in early p.m. I worked on corduroy for rug. Cold to nite and has stormed a little. We hear of snow falling in places, on radio.
27 Jan Fri. -10 degrees in a.m. Moderated some but only 5 above just before dark. Alice went over to her folks to-ay. Alicia called and talked a long time with Norma. Alicia is in trouble. Tom is more difficult all the time and she feels she must get a divorce.
28 Jan Sat. Cold but not below zero. Geo went to the foot doctors at 10:30. Alice went at ten to help at Murdocks. I nearly finished the rug to-day. Walter & Bev came in rather later to supper bringing their. laundry. N & G did it as they had to leave as their little dog was having her puppies up at Trasks. Every one but me sat up to watch telethon.
29 Jan Sun. Cold but not down to zero. We went to church. Walter & Bev came around 7:15. Bro't the dog & 2 puppies. G & N took Bev to Bing. Quite cold to nite.
30 Jan Mon. -10 degrees in a.m. Warmed up some. Mostly bright. N made bread & pie and was busy caring for all the dogs, etc. Walt went to Delhi to work this a.m. Came home about 8:30. Geo went to Coop to work this p.m. Has a few days work there. Alice went up to Murdocks at 12:45 for the afternoon. I finished the rug. The McGills called to nite to see the puppies.
31 Jan Tue. 10 degrees above. A cold wind all day. N washed and clothes dried fairly well. She had a big washing with Walter's things & all. I worked on the corduroy, getting it ready to make a rug for Betty.

1 Feb. Wed. -16 degrees this a.m. Cold all day, but not windy. -10 before dark to nite. I went to foot doctor. Alice took me. Walter came in late last even. This a.m. Took stitches out of Penny (the mother of dogs,AP) side, and gave a shot of penicillin, but she didn't live. Walt stayed till idle of p.m. Planning & helping about feeding the pups. Mary Lou tries to help by getting in with them in the box and cleaning them. Helen & Joan stopped on their way from Bing. We got lunch for them. Stevie improving slightly. has gained a little weight.
2 Feb Thu. -30 degrees a.m, I think. Got a very little above during the day. Geo could not get any of the 3 cars started so did not work. Rita came over in early p.m. Left Sherry, took Alice to stay with boys while she went to doctor. Alice did shopping. Geo got car started. I think Geo P helped. Cold to-nite.
3 Feb. Fri. -14 but warmed up to 32 degrees. Partly cloudy. Snowing this evening. Alice cleaned upstairs and down. Made cookies. I made one recipe. I have a cold, so haven't done much. N has cared for puppies mostly (with the help of Mary Lou). (Mom & Geo's dog. AP).
4 Feb Sat. /snowed during the the night, and kept it up most of the day. Some wind & drifting. Not as cold. 22 degrees in a.m. Moderated some. Probably12 or 13 in of snow. Geo & Geo P lowed out driveways. They went to town for groceries, bird seed, etc. Walter & Bev came this evening. Bev is cutting and curling N & A's hair & cutting George's. My cold is much better.
5 Feb Sun. -14 degrees this a.m. But moderated considerably. Geo, N, A and Walter went to church. They (W & B) started for home about 4:00 p.m. Pups growing nicely. Colder to nite.
6 Feb Mon. Not as cold. No more storm. N washed. I wrote letters, worked on rug.
7 Feb Tue. Not cold as it has been, and warmed up to nearly 30 degrees, but colder to-nite. Alice did baby sitting for Rita to-day. Jessie came over for 2 hr or more this p.m. We looked over old pictures. She came partly to see the puppies.
8 Feb Wed. -14 degrees. Warmed up to 32 degrees, then began going down toward night. I spent some time looking over all my pictures and sorting them. Worked a very little on rug. Helen & Rich stopped on their way home from Bing and stayed for supper. Stevie seems some better.
9 Feb Thu. -4 degrees this a.m. But warmed up to 48 degrees. N & A went to Sidney to shop in a.m. Geo had only 1-1/2 hr to work. On the way home the Dunshee's had car trouble and he bro't them here, then all went to Oneonta to have something done about the car, I think. I worked some on rug and helped about housework, etc.
10 Feb Fri. Not as cold and warmed up some. Geo not working. N & G worked on income tax.
They went to Union Meeting in evening. I worked on rug.
11 Feb Sat. About 20 degrees. Rather cold day. Some cloudy. N, A, L& G went over beyond Tuie's fathers and Alice bo't a 3 mo-old puppy this p.m. I made hankies for Rita's boys and worked on rug.
12 Feb Sun. -12 degrees t 2 a.m. Warmed up some. Partly cloudy. Geo, A & I went to church. N did not feel well. Geo took me up to Jessie's after church. She had invited Mrs. Rider, . Eells, K Teed and N. Myers. We had a nice dinner and a pleasant time. Ethel Rolfe came while we were at dinner. After they had all gone J & I did the dishes, then she bro't me home. A water fowl landed in our back yard this a.m. Geo bro't I'm in. He seemed tired & was perhaps cold. N phoned Mr. Winner and he came for him, and took him over to the Susquehanna River as they do not swim but sort of sail from one body of water to another ( a Grebe).
13 Feb Mon. Zero sometime in nite, but warmed up so it wasn't a very cold day. Partly cloudy We washed. Geo is working in the hall getting off old plaster, etc. This evening N & A took her puppy to the vet for a shot and advice, etc. I worked on my rug.
14 Feb Tue. Not so cold. Storm & windy during the nite. Above freezing to-day. Geo & Alice were to Sidney in a.m to do errands. N isn't feeling very well. I dyed dark green for my rug. Then worked on rug. The folks gave me a small box of Fanny Farmer candy. Valentine shape. Very good.
15 Feb Wed. Thawing, but grew colder as the day went on. I believe it was up to 40 degrees. N. Went with Helen & Joan to Bing to see Stevie. N thought he had improved a lot. Helen's back is bothering so she didn't stay coming back. Geo went to Oneonta late in p.m.
16 Feb Thu. Stormed during the nite 3 or 4 in. Rather cold but a little above freezing. Colder to-nite. G & N went to Sidney to have help about some tax. We made bread. I worked on rug.
17 feb Fri. In the 20s I think. Mostly bright. Geo & A went to Sidney to shop. N & A cleaned down stairs and I did up stairs. I finished my rug all except the border. Kathy Hennessy called I p.m.
18 Feb Sat. Mild. Foggy. Temp went up to 44 degrees during the day. Geo went with a group of men to a church up Cherry Vally way to see something about a church furniture or something. Alice went to the dentist this a.m. This evening Mr & Mrs. Everet Hovey, also the Savory family, spent the evening here. The Savorys showed colored pictures of a trip West that they took this summer, to the Pacific Coast. Very interesting.
19 Feb Sun. Mild-thawing. Snow settling fast. N & G went to church. The Trasks called in p.m. Temp got to 55 degrees in early p.m. But down to 40, then about 32 degrees in evening. I wrote letters and read some.
20 Sep Mon. Some colder. About freezing. Geo has some work at Cooperstown. We washed. Alice helped at Murdocks in p.m. I finished Betty's rug.
21 Feb Tue. 12 degrees above in morning, but moderated up to 36 degrees. Snow settling fast. Ice broke up in river. Alice took me over to Nell Myers so I could help her start a rug. She came for me about 5:00. N & A went over to church this evening to hear a missionary from Cuba speak.
22 Feb Wed. Not very cold and got up to 50 degrees or so. Spring like. No mail to-day. Rita & children came over at a.m and Sherry & David stayed here while Rita went to shop. I have begun getting material ready for a wool rug for Norma.
23 Feb Thu. Rained during the night and there has been a little to-day. N & A went to Sidney and did shopping. In p.m we all went to & and I helped N Myers more about starting a rug. N & A did some shopping.
24 Feb Fri. Thawing. Riches 50 degrees or more. We cleaned and I began getting things packed as I plan to go to Jessie's to morrow to spend a few days. Snow disappearing very fast. A letter from Emily telling that Mildred had her operation Mon the 20th.
25 Feb Sat. Rainy more or less all day. I began packing to go to Jessie's tomorrow. Walter & Bev came in p.m for a short time before going up to Trasks. Alice took me over to Jessie's about 4:00. Geo worked to-day in Oneonta.
26 Feb Sun. Jessie & I went to church & S.S. Miss Markle taught the class. The church service was mostly a red education of marriage vows of the married couples. There were 18 couples up in front and they took the vows together. Jessie had asked Lila & Julia Meade to dinner but it was stormy & bad so they did not come and Jessie asked N Myers to come to dinner and she did. We had a pleasant time.
27 Feb Mon. Spring like. It reached 50 degrees or so. Jessie's b-day to day. Jessie had the Green's here for supper and we had a pleasant time. I helped Jessie do cleaning in the a.m.
28 Feb Tue. She had an app't with Dr. Joseph at 11:30 at Oneonta. K Teed asked Effie Mack & family for dinner also Jessie, and I was included. The Macks stopped for me. Jessie got back there just in time for dinner but soon had to leave as she found (by phone) that a service man was coming to fix her refrigerator. I rode back with the Macks.

1 Mar Wed. The man came back to fix the refrigerator this a.m. Hazel came up and called in a.m. Jessie brought me home around 3:00. It was stormy and unpleasant. Helen & Joan stopped on their way home from Bing to see Stevie. They stayed to supper and we had quite a visit. Had "one dishes meal". Carrie R's recipe. The water came in Jessie's pipes this a.m.
2 Mar Thu. Below freezing in a.m. But warmed up. I did my hand washing. Partly cloudy. N & A went to Sidney to shop. Went over to Rita's and took her along. She & Henry came here to dinner, then Alice took them home. N & A went over to a supper and missionary meeting. There were missionaries who spoke. The Hobarts.
8 Mar Fri. Warmed up to 52 degrees around noon. Alice took me over to N Myers to a F Circle meeting. Refreshments (dessert) at 1:00. She came for me when I was ready. 13 present.
4 Mar Sat. Not quite as warm, above 40 degrees during the day. Geo worked for some one, near Hartwick, I think. Mostly cloudy. A few snow flakes. N hasn't felt well. I worked on getting material ready for rug (wool). Cleaned up stairs. Dug 1st parsnips.
5 Mar Sun. The most Spring like day yet. N did not feel well so did not go to church. Geo helped a man near Milford to do some work. (First Sun, I believe) he has gone to work for someone on Sun. He came back about 3;30. Rita & children came while we were at church. Stayed for dinner and a while in p.m. I read and wrote a letter.
6 Mar Mon. It rained during the nite. Is cloudy and has rained more during the day. So we didn't wash. N got a quilt on frame in a.m and Alice & I made a good start tying it. It is for Helen. Betty (across the way) came over for a long call. Alice met Geo at Franklin and he left the truck there to have something done. N had an app't with Dr. Rap and A took Cindy (dog) to Dr. Martin's for a shot this even. N has all symptoms of stomach mleur (?) Has medicine and will go again in 2 wk's.
7 Mar Tue. Cloudy. Colder. N did not feel well. Tried to keep quiet as possible. We finished the quilt. All but one side of binding. I worked at it mostly. Sun came out in late p.m.
8 Mar Wed. Brighter, cold. Freezing. We washed and clothes dried fairly well. Alice hung out & bro't clothes in. N did not feel much if any better, but was up quite a little. Felt better at times. Snowed early this p.m. Turned to rain. Helen did not come to nite. There was a thunder shower (snow here) in evening.
9 Mar Thu. Below freezing. Warmed up some. Snowed a little. A helped at Murdocks in p.m. Walked up, as we have but one car. Geo overtook her coming home. We ironed. N hasn't felt good by spells and didn't dress till nearly nite.
10 Mar Fri. 13 degrees above. Looks & feels real wintry. Snowed a little in night. Ground white with 4 in or more snow. Mostly cloudy and windy & wintry.. N has felt a little better. Dressed and helped about cleaning. She & A made cookies & a b-day cake for Geo (the 11th). After supper G & Aa went to Franklin to get the truck, then A went up to Murdocks to sit this evening with the old lady.
11 Mar Sat. 4 degrees above. Geo waked at Hartwick. Alice went to Sidney to do shopping & errands. It's George's b day. N decorated a cake and we had supper ready for Walt & Bev. They got here at 7:00. It began snowing at six or before. Warmed up to 34 degrees to day.
12 Mar Sun. Above freezing. We all went to church. Then Walt & Bev went to the Trasks from there. Cloudy. Rita & family came over for supper. They had a cooked chicken. N & A got supper. We had some of the cake & ice cream. I wrote some letters and read.
13 Mar Mon. About 25 but warmed and thawed. We washed and clothes dried. N & A went toSidney in a.m.
14 Mar Tue. Above freezing. Snowed a little during the nite. We ironed. We brought down used clothing to be sent over seas and made a small start pressing & repairing. All the folks and some of the dogs called at Clarks.& McGills this evening when they went for milk. The beef they bo't (1/2) weighed 235 lb, has been over to store to be p'kgs & frozen. Geo stopped for it to nite. But had to take back part as it wasn't all frozen.
15 Mar Wed. Above freezing and got up to 40 degrees. A regular March day till around noon then did not storm any more to speak of. Helen came a little before 12:00 and had lunch with us. Norma went to Bing with her and stopped a while. Had supper with us. Geo bro't the rest of the beef (frozen) to nite.
16 Mar Thu. Some colder. In lower 20s, then grew colder. 10 above this evening. N & A went to Sidney to shop this a.m. Alice helped at Murdocks in p.m. I worked on the clothing.
17 Mar Fri. 2 degrees above zero and did not warm up fast. Did get up to 16, 17. Mrs. Savory came over for Alice this a.m. She plans to be home till Sun p.m. They are celebrating two birthdays in the family while Alice is there. Cold & windy. N feels pretty good most of the time.
18 Mar Sat. -4 degrees this a.m but warmed up rather quickly. 40 degrees in evening. Geo worked at Milford or near, doing plastering. I had trouble with one of my eyes so didn't get much done on the clothing. N helped some. I did some pressing.
19 Mar Sun. Rained a while in a.m. Then turned to snow. We went to church. Just as we were about to sit down to dinner, the Trasks came in. They left about 4:00. G & N went over to Savory's about five to get Alice.
20 Mar Mon. First day of Spring 10 above. Warmed up some. We washed and clothes dried well. I mended on used clothing.
21 Mar Tue. 4 degrees above zero. But warmed up to 45. N & A went to Bainbridge to shop. I rode along to U and stopped at N Myers to help her on her rug. Rolland Leonard stopped in for a call early in evening. N & A went to Sidney to take the puppies to show some people who are interested in them.
22 Mar. Wed. Helen phoned that she was going to start for Bing alone and wanted N to go too. She had a lame neck but decided to go and seemed better some when she got home. Helen took a lunch over to Rich who was over to Chamber's sales stables. I did a little mending. Jessie stopped on her way from foot doctor's and had lunch with A & me. Geo worked at Oneonta.
24 Mar Thu. Rain turning to snow. G & N went to Sidney in a.m. To do errands. We baked bread, cookies, 2 pies. I worked quite a little on pressing & mending. Rita & family were over this evening a while. Norma's neck is better, but not right yet.
25 Mar Fri. Rained more or less. Geo worked at Milford somewhere. Came home about usual time. Brought gr beef he bo't of Trasks and had it cut up at Otego. This even they wrapped it for freezing and took it over to Rita's to be frozen. Alice did cleaning. I mended some. N feels better all the time but not too good.
25 Mar Sat. Cloudy. Rather cold but thawed. Alice went to U on errands. Geo worked somewhere. W & Bev came about 8:30 or so. Wilford came at 10:00. We spent some time getting beds in shape for all to sleep to-nite. I'm back in my old room. N put in peppers and tomato seeds.
26 Mar Sun. A Spring like day. Wilfred left after breakfast. The rest went to church (except myself). N, A, & B went to church this evening.
27 Mar Mon. Mild a.m. Reached 64 degrees. We washed. N did not feel well and kept getting warm so finally went to bed before supper time. A went out in a.m to do Red Cross soliciting. Bev went with Geo when he went to work near Hartwick. Walt left after breakfast for Delhi. I did some mending.
28 Mar ue. Mild. Up to 64 again. Geo did not work. Bev & her mother went to Norwich to shop. Stopped here as N was to go too but was not able. She feels better to nite (much). Bev stopped here & stayed. Jessie came over for me to stay to supper and go with her to an Easter service. Services are being held each nite this week. It thundered and later rained gently.
29 Mar Wed. A little cooler but warmed up to 40 or so. Cooler toward nite. Geo home. Bev went to Delhi with Walt when he went to work. N feels much better. She & A went over to prayer meeting to nite. I brought the rest of the things in the apt to my old room to-day.
30 Mar Thu. Norma's b day. (49!). Cold and wintry. N & A went to Oneonta to shop. N got 2 dresses and a hat. In p.m. They took the little dog down to Mr. Spencer. In evening we went over to Rita's for ice cream & birthday cake, a lovely cake. Cold In the 20's
31 Mar Fri. Cold a.m. But moderated. 40 in the p.m. Rita & children came over to lunch. Bev did Rita's hair. A phone call during the nite to tell of Moby & Dotty's baby girl born on Norma's bday. Walt was sick and in bed all day. Dressed and came out to supper. N,A & Bev went over to church to the dress rehearsal of an Easter musical. I am repairing David's rug.

1 Apr Sat. Rainy more or less. Geo worked at Hartwick. Walter is sick. Has been in bed about all day. Temp was 104. So they called Dr. Rapp. He came at 5:00 or so. We did not do much extra only A baked all a.m to send to Bob. N & I each baked cookies to send to G-ville for those who are searching for a 4 yr old boy missing since Tues. but they did not get them there in time to go. Some mistaken. I worked at repairing the rug.
2 Apr Sun. Easter Sun. Rain and snow by spells tho in a.m. The sun shone out bright. Bev went up to her folks to go to church. The rest of us went to church. They took me over to Jessie's. N Myers & Mrs. Marcellus were there too. We had a nice dinner. In p.m Betty, Philip, Pat & baby, Joan and her boy friend called. Jessie and I went to the musical at Bap church in evening. Rita & children came and we all came back with her. The Savorys were all over to church and bro't Alice home. They stayed for ice cream & cookies.
3 Apr Mon.. Cold and windy. Mostly cloudy. About 32 degrees early but moderated some. N washed and clothes dried fairly well. N & G went to U to get groceries, etc this p.m. A worked at Murdocks. The doctor came to see Walter as his temp kept up. In the evening G, N & Bev went to Delhi. Walt feels better to-nite. Is down stairs and ate supper with us.
4 Apr Tue. Mostly cloudy, a little stormy not at all pleasant but a seasonable Mar or Apr day. G, N & A went to Sidney to shop etc. Mrs. Trask came down in a.m. Bev drove up when she left. Came back at 9:30.I worked on some clothing. Washed, pressed, etc. Also worked on David's rug this evening.
5 Apr Wed. Bright-early in a.m but clouded up and was much colder in p.m. Not freezing. Alice took me down to the foot doctors. Walt & Beverly went to the doctor this p.m. Walter better but not able to go home yet. I washed some used clothing, mended & pressed. Finished David's rug, but now it is smaller and I'll add several rows. We saw blue birds.
6 Apr Thu. The ground was white with snow. Early it was freezing so the trees looked very pretty, but soon it moderated and the snow all disappeared. There must have been 2 or 3 inches. There was a very little rain to-day. Mostly cloudy. Geo worked at Hartwick or somewhere. Walter & Bev left for home right after supper. I finished the mending and worked quite a little on the rug.
7 Apr Fri. A March day. Snow squalls then sunshine. N & A shopped in Sidney, then they took me over to Mrs. Wards to a Friendly Circle meeting at 1:00. Jessie took Mrs. Myers & me to Mrs. M's so I could help her about her rug after the meeting. George worked 1/2 day somewhere. I worked at my rug this evening. Alice & N cleaned some down stairs.
8 Apr Sat. Did not get much above freezing. Windy and Cloudy. Geo went with Geo. P to an auction and was gone about all day. Alice has a sore mouth and went to Dr. Brian this p.m. She drove around by Rita's and brought Henry home with her as Rita is about sick with a cold.
9 Apr Sun. Quite a pleasant day. Mostly bright and above freezing. N & A did not feel like going to church. Geo, Henry & I went. Geo took me up to Jessie's after church. Avis Taylor & husband came up from Sidney to dinner. About five they brought me home. N seems to have a cold and some temp.
10 Apr Mon. Ground white with snow. Mostly above freezing temp but still considerable snow remains. Geo worked some up in attic. N has been in bed much of the day. Has some temp. A cold and perhaps grip. But feels better to-nite. A has been in bed much of the day. More sore spots in her mouth. She feels better to-nite too. I finished David's rug this evening. A good job done. It looks better than it did when first made, and will be durable.
11 Apr. About freezing but warmed up to 40 degrees. Mostly cloudy, cold wind. Geo went to Sidney in a.m. Norma does not feel as we'll, and stayed in bed all day. A took her meals in to her. Alice some better not good. Geo took Henry home in p.m. And did some plastering for Rita.
12 Apr Wed. Bright, the first part of day. Mild. Alice washed. I did hand washing. N did not feel as well in some ways, so they had the doctor. She has the same as Walter had. He will come again Fri. Geo went to Sidney to get prescription filled the same drug Walter had.
13 Apr Thu. Cloudy,story & cold. No great change in Norma. Mr. Vogel called in evening
14 Apr Fri. Cloudy & cool. Snow melted around the buildings. The Dr came in a.m. Is to have a different drug which Geo went to Sidney to get. I have a bad cough. Dr examined my chest but no trouble. Alice did cleaning all through besides waiting on N and caring for dogs. She should be tired. I cut rug pieces this even.
15 Apr Sat. A lovely day. sun shone all the time, temp up to 60 degrees. Geo worked on his cinder blocks. A washed. Went over to the doctors at 3:45 as she has been having trouble with her bowels. I sent for cough sirup. Rita & family came over just at supper time. Rita came for old coats that Mrs. Mott wanted back. They all sat down and ate what we left. Alice fixed Swiss steak. It was very good.
16 Apr Sun. Rainy more or less all day and foggy. No one went to church. A great deal of traffic all day & evening. I wrote a letter and started another. Do not feel ambitious but not coughing as much.
17 Apr Mon. Ground white with snow, but melted during forenoon. Temp 50 degrees. Alice ironed & went to Madeline for used clothing. I worked on it some-also my rug (wool) cutting strips.
18 Apr Tue. Cloudy, cool. The doctor came in a.m. N isn't free of those bubbles in lungs. Has to have more drugs. Geo went to Sidney to do errands. Jessie came in a.m. & stayed for lunch and a while after. I did not feel as well as hoped.
19 Apr Wed. Cloudy & cool. I transplanted most of the tomato & pepper plants. Feel better than I did yesterday or lately. Not coughing. N not worse, not much different. We looked for Helen but she didn't come. Geo went to U with G.P to get a ladder he had left. Alice went to prayer meeting.
20 Apr Thu. A lively bright day. 20 about 6:00. Geo went to town in a.m. Then worked at the cinder blocks all day. Mrs McIntosh came in a.m for the used clothing. Alice washed. I did hand washing. I finished making boxes for the t plants and have panted the rest of them. N feels some better but the change is quite slow.
21 Apr Fri. A lovely a.m. Began to cloud up in p..m but no rain. N appears to be better and went down stairs twice for short stay. I have felt better too and have done more than I have been doing. News of the death of Sheldon Carr, the 19th, was in to-day's paper. Alice did quite a lot of cleaning with cleaner.
22 Apr Sat. Mild, cloudy but no rain till nearly nite. Alice shopped down town in a.m. A man came to bring material to help Geo on garage and helped put it up. He stayed to lunch. Jessie came for me at 2:00 and we went over to Sheldon Carr's "late house" for a call. Also called at S. Sweningsens & Juna Richards on the way home. Doctor came this evening. N has felt much better to-day. Has been downstairs 2 or 3 times.
23 Apr Sun. A lovely Bright day. 64 degrees in middle of day. Geo & A went to church. Walter & Wilfred went to Sheldon's funeral and stopped here a while afterwards. Mrs. Savory came rather late in p.m and stayed till 8:00 or so. Geo went to Oneonta on some business about his work.
24 Apr Mon. Rainy. We heard thunder once. News came of the sudden death of Mrs Savory this a..m & Geo took Alice home and she stayed till evening. Came back in a thunder shower. Geo had a man helping on the garage. He was here to dinner. The Trasks came in the evening
25 Apr Tue. Rainy. Geo went to Sidney in a.m Rita & Henry came in late a.m. Stayed to lunch, then Rita had an app't with doctor. Rob't phoned last even that he isn't coming for the funeral. Alice went down to Landers in a.m. She & Carolyn came up in p.m and again in evening. Did not stay. I did some mending on a box for overseas.
26 Apr Wed. Windy & rainy early. By spells sunshine. Geo went to Oneonta in a.m. Alice came, did some washing. Stayed to lunch. N had appointment with doctor at 2:45. She stood the ride well. Has still some infection. Has vitamins to take. Geo & I went down to the funeral parlor at Sidney this evening.
27 Apr Thu. A mild bright day. I did hand washing. N did a load of machine & I hung out. Geo went to Mrs. Savory's funeral in p.m. Stayed until even, Helen about chores no doubt. Brought Alice home with him. Jessie came for me and we went to Mrs. Geiselman's funeral at funeral parlor at & at 7:00 p.m. Temp up to 60 degrees or so. I took last of used clothing.
28 Apr Fri. Cloudy, cool, windy. Geo & I went out early for dandelions, the first green. N helped some about cleaning them and this p.m N froze 3 one & 1/2 pt p'kgs and worked some for supper. Alice is staying here. Not feeling well, loss of sleep, etc. N feels some better each day. Cooler in p.m. And rained toward nite.
29 Apr Sat. Mostly cloudy, cool, windy. We did some cleaning. Alice & Norma both seem to feel better. Geo worked all day in the garage.
30 Apr Sun. Cool & bright all day. No one went to church. Alice had a cold and I didn't feel just like going. Geo took Alice home in p.m to stay over nite, anyway. I did some writing & reading.

1 May Mon. Mostly cloudy- cool. 28 degrees in a.m. Windy. Geo dug the rest of the parsnips. We froze a few. The fuse blew out down cellar so we had no heat for some time. Had a hot fire in kitchen stove. The Budine's guinea fowls appeared here & Geo enticed them into the barn and Mr B came for them.
2 May Tue.. Cold & windy. Mostly sunny and warmed up some. Geo went to Sidney. Shopped & did errands. Alice came in p.m did some washing for herself. Had an app't with Dr. Rapp in evening.. Is staying over night. N has a pain in hip and has to take aspirin often. We froze parsnips--the last.
3 Wed. Snowed- a little early in a.m. Cold mostly cloudy. Alice left in a.m for home. Geo is doing plowing for Geo across the way. Budine's & some one at Dunshee's. Mike. (Cat) came this a.m after being gone we think a wk or more. Jessie came in for a while in late p.m. Alice came home in Evan stayed over nite.
4 May Thu. Cool. Some sunshine. N washed some & Alice hung out. I did hand washing. Alice went back home this a.m. I went to se Dr Hust this p.m as the hernia has seen bothering some.
5 May Fri. Frosty a.m. But soon warmed up. The air is cool. It is sunshiny mostly. Two men came to help Geo in his garage. We're here to dinner. N did a lot and I helped what I could.
6 May. Sat. Another frosty a.m. Some sunshine & wind. N did some washing. We cleaned up stairs & down but rather sketchily. Alice came during evening. After lunch she went to Oneonta to do an errand for her father. Came back 3 'clock or so. Stayed here till evening, then went hoe with car and Geo went over & bro't her back. Geo worked some on garage. Rained toward nite and in evening.
7 May Sun. Mild. A thunder shower early in A.m. Dark. Threatening rain, but didn't. In p.m. Sunshine and it was warm & pleasant. Late at 7:00 or so temp 74 degrees. Jessie brought Mrs.s Naylor over to stay while she took a Mrs. Green over to Sidney Venter. G, A & I went to church.
8 May Mon. Partly cloudy. Mild. II think got up to 70. N washed (a big one). Alice hung out. The man who came last wk and helped George on garage were here to dinner. Norma & Alice took Cindy to Dr. Martin to-nite. Threatened rain several times. Just sprinkled.
9 May Tue. Thunder showers during last nite and is very mild and seems like more rain. But did not till about dark. Then thunder and some rain, not heavy. Geo & N went to Bing to eye specialist at 9:45. In p.m.Geo took Alice over home and I went over to Oraline's and stayed while he was gone.
10 May Wed. Cooler. Partly cloudy. Around 50 degrees. N got d greens and we froze 3 p'kgs. Geo worked for one of the men he exchanges work with. Got home 3:00 or so. Alice & her brother came over. This evening a while. He did some work on her car.
11 May Thu. Warmer foggy early. N got greens. We froze 3 p'kgs. Geo worked again where he did yesterday. Got home for lunch. He & N went over to Rita's to see about some. Lumber in p.m.
12 May Fri. Partly cloudy. Rather mild. Geo worked at Norwich to day. Alice came over this p.m. She, N & I went over to U I stopped at May Cliffords while they were at PO. Alice went with Betty to Trout Creek to hear "The Little White Church." I cleaned some up stairs and N did down. Geo did some plowing for neighbor's.
13 May Sat. Cloudy in a.m. In p.m warmer & sunny till latter part of p.m. Clouded up. But only sprinkled. We had our first picnic in back yard. Alice went to Oneonta in a.m. Came back and stayed till after supper then went to her folks to stay to morrow. Geo worked on garage. Quite warm in p.m & evening
14 May Sun. Warm. Sunny. Coats not needed in church. G, N & I went to church. Mother's Day. Charles Flaesch guest speaker. A nice service. Mother's were asked to come forward after the sermon-also their children. N & G went over after Alice about 5 o'clock. she & N went to church. Jessie came over and made a long call late in p.m. Alicia called (a short call by phone) in p.m. Helen brought me a potted geranium with a pink bloom. N gave me a lovely Mother's Day card. We bro't tomato plants from upstairs. H& R came in late p.m.......
15 May Mon. We washed. A lovely day to day. Warm in the 80s I think. Windy. Geo worked at Norwich. N & A went to U to do errands. N froze 2 large p'kgs asparagus, the first. I mended for Rita
16 May Tue. Mostly cloudy & windy. Rained thru last night. Geo worked at Norwich (finished). N & A went to Sidney to shop. N made Sherrie a sun suit for her bday to-morrow.
I mended (and finished) for Rita. Alice ironed, mowed lawn after supper.
17 MayWed. Very cool. In the 40s. It is Sherry's 2nd bday. N made little cakes & a larger one for her b-day. N & G put I early things in garden. it's cool, bright & windy. We had to leave tomato plants in. I worked at rug material. N finished a sun suit for Sherry. A worked some at sorting & packing things as she & Bob will be leaving before long for a base in Del. Lurene Murphy called this afternoon. She & N took a walk around by the woods & Brook. Geo, N ,A & I went over to Rita's this evening as it is Sherry's b-day. Norma had made cupcakes to take and a sun suite and bo't a plastic doll. Sherry enjoyed everything
18 May Thu. Cool, cloudy. G & N went to Oneonta in late a.m. To do errands. I started Norma's wood rug. Alice worked in her room upstairs. Geo went over to Motts to get lumber Tuie is letting him have A. N. & Alice put in a lot of garden seeds in p.m.
19 May Fri. Cool. Cloudy. We cleaned up stairs & down. N & A cut out pajama's to-night. I worked at my rug. Geo had a man bring over the rest of the lumber on a truck.
20 May Sat. Clearing, still cool. Sunshine more or less. We made a start toward straightening the little bedroom. I worked on rug too. Temp in p.m. Geo fixed a place for tomato plants with glass cover outside.
21 May Sun. Bright for a while and not quite as cold but clouded up and has not been pleasant. Rained a little in p.m. Geo took me over to Pres church this morning and I went home with Jessie. The Rolfe family came to dinner. Louella Gridley called in p.m. Also Pauline. Jessie brought me home. Geo, N & A went over to the Savory's in p.m. Alice stayed as her father is sick. G & N walked down to Budine's this evening. They gave them a lot of little plants.
22 May Mon. Rained during last nite. Cloudy. No wash day. N worked on David's b-day pajama's. We received word of Effie Medbury's death. funeral Wed. A great blessing. I wrote a letter and mostly did house work and little things.
23 May Tue. Cold. Mostly cloudy and a little rain in p.m. Geo & N went to Sidney in a.m. To shop. N washed and clothes dried fairly well before she brought them in when it rained. Some sunshine in p.m. Alice was here for a while in p.m. N is working up stairs.
24 May Wed. Bright. Rather cool & windy. N did some washing and airing. Geo & I went to Effie Medbury's funeral in Rockdale church, then went over to Savorys to get Alice. She was in Sidney, so we had to wait a while for her. N & A went to prayer meeting to-night.
25 May Thu. Bright. In the 70s. We all worked at cleaning in my room. Washed 3 blankets, Windows, et. A is seeing to children & dogs up at Madelines. She & N went up in a.m. Alice went up toward night. Will stay over nite. N did some weeding in flower bed after supper.
26 May Fri. Rainy about all day. Cool. Geo did some things inside. N & A cleaned up stairs and part down. It's David's 6th b-day and Rita & family came over to supper. Rita brought b- cake and potato salad. We had fish, beets & rhubarb jello, tapioca pudding. Geo went up to Union Meeting. Alice stayed at Madeline's till the folks came home-8:00 or so. Jessie called a few minutes just before we had supper. 38 degrees this evening. David stayed here.
27 May Sat. Cold. Cloudy & windy. N & A cleaned down stairs. A washed Windows. N washed some but had to finish drying in house. We took house plants out of windows and made them look better. I worked on rug a little to-nite.
28 May Sun. Aa bright mild day. Got up to nearly 70 degrees. All went to church but me. Alice went over home in her car as she can drive it now. Took her puppies. Jessie brought May Clifford over to stay while she went to Sid Centre. Alice came home and she & Norma went to church.
29 May Mon. Partly cloudy. N washed, but it rained before all got dry. Alice went to Sidney to see about car being inspected & got groceries. It rained hard in late p.m. Mary & children & Stevie came soon after we had our supper. We had saved some for them. Alice went over and got Rita and 2 children so they could see Mary & family a while. Cold to nite. N & A took them back.
30 May Tue. Memorial Day. 32 degrees in a.m. Cold. Mostly bright & windy. Alice went with other to a church camp. Started a little before ten. Another cold nite. We ironed. N worked on pajama's for Henry. Rita came over after David to-nite. I worked a little on rug.
31 May Wed. 30 degrees but warmed up quite fast. Was 74 degrees a while in p.m. N baked cookies. I did some odd jobs around and worked on rug a little. It was windy in a.m. But quieter after supper and N & G weeded the front flower bed. Geo & A went to Sidney. Left her car to be inspected.

1 Jun Thu. Cloudy in a.m. & threatened rain but warmed up and was a comfortable day. G & M set out glads and some tomato plants. Emily & Walter came around six. We had supper about ready. They stayed till 9:30 or so. Then went to Jessie's to stay over nite. There was a short thunder shower in the evening.
2 Jun Fri. Warm. Threatened rain all day. A very little rain in p.m. G & N worked outside. Finished planting tomatoes & all set in. it reached 83 degrees in p.m. Seems like Summer. Alice went over to see the doctor. Rita & children called in a.m. Before going to trade. All the folks went down to Budine's a while this evening
3 Jun Sat. Some clouds but considerable sunshine. Not as warm as yesterday. Quite cool towards nite. Walter & Bev came between 6 & 7. We had just finished supper. Geo & Walt went somewhere in evening and Bev, N & A went up to Trasks.
4 Jun Sun. A little cool in a.m. But warmed up. Mostly sunny. Walter & Bev went up to Otego. N & A went to church and I went to Pres, then to N Myers to stay till the B service was over. After dinner, N & A went over to Savory's and I rode along and stayed at Mrs. Melicks. Walter & Bev came in about 8:00.
5 Jun Mon. Mild. Sunny. We washed. Walter & Bev left about 10 for home. After supper we went to Unadilla. Alice & N went to Jessie's to get a Christmas rose and other things for the flower garden also to see her rugs & quilts. I called at Mrs. Knights, the Coles & Harris'. Quite warm. In the 80s I think and did not cool off much at nite.
6 Jun Tues. Warm and pleasant. N & G went to Sidney to do a shopping, etc. We ironed. In p.m. Alice took me over to the Seaman house to visit the Green families. Dorothy bro't me home around five. Alice had trouble starting her car and took it down to be fixed. We all took a ride up to Sid Center to see the old trestles and R.R. Tracks being torn down. Stopped a while at the Dunshee's. We had supper outside.
7 Jun Wed. Warm ad bright. Alice had an appointment with Dr. Joseph also. So she took me down. N & I did some work in the hall clothes press in p.m. N & G went over to church this evening to a meeting.
8 Jun Thu. A thunder shower early in a.m. We needed rain. Alice took me over to the Mozingos to the F. Circle picnic at 12:00. I rode back with Alice Rider. Ruth, N Myers & Anna Eells were along. It has threatened rains several times. But no rain until about six o'clock we had a thunder shower, and it kept on raining for some time, quite hard.
9 Jun Fri. Warm, cloudy, humid. Alice took me over to Jessie's. Chas, Lois & John arrived last evening from Tex. Chas, Jessie & I went to Charlie Davis committal services in Mt. Upton cemetery. I stayed to lunch with Jessie, and she brought me home. N & Geo went to Union meeting in evening. Bobby called to say he wouldn't be coming till after Sun.
10 Jun Sat. Rain in a.m more or less. Cleared for a while in p.m then more rain (thunder showers). We kept busy. N sewing, sun suit & pajamas. I cut strips for my rug. A little cooler toward nite.
11 Jun Sun. Very warm. N, A & I went to church. We ate dinner out under the maple trees. A pair of cedar wax wings were gathering material for their nest and took in to the branches of.a maple tree near the barn. We had quite a severe thunder storm around six o'clock. The water ran down the road to Palmers and they had trouble getting their cows to the barn. Geo helped about the milking and Betty did Norma's hair as they go to Ithaca to Walter's graduation to morrow a.m
12 Jun Mon. Warm got up to 80 degrees in p.m. N & G started for Ithaca about 6:30. Alice made 2 recipes of cookies and I made one. Also a recipe of jelly for Helen. Alice crocheted, and I worked on rug..
13 Jun Tue. Warmer than yesterday. High in the 80s. N & G got home about 9:30. Went to Sidney to shop. Bobby phoned about 8:40 that he was in Sidney and Alice went down to get him. Sultry and looking like rain by spells, about 9:00 in evening it is starting to rain (thunder shower). Cooling off a little. Geo went to Oneonta to see about work.
14 Jun Wed. Warm early in a.m. But cooled off. Temp fell 20 degrees or so in a few hours but cloudy and a little mist in air. N & Geo, Alice & Bob went over to church to the regular Fellowship supper. It is a picnic this time--barbecue chicken. I did some work in my room. Straightening bureau drawers.
15 Jun Thu. Quite cool, 50 degrees or so. Bright, windy. I did more work in my room. N sewed on children's pajama's. I worked on rug. A & B went fishing this evening. Quite cold to nite. N set plants in porch box.
16 Jun Fri. In the upper 30s in early a.m. Cool air all day but warm sun.. N baked rolls & cookies. I worked up stairs in my room, straightening writing desk and getting cards together to be disposed of. N A & I went to Sid Centre in p.m. G & N went to Unadilla. Quite cool to nite. I worked on rug.
17 Jun Sat. Miler & bright. Geo & Bob went fishing early. Caught a few so we had them for supper with what B & A caught one evening. Geo helped over to Rita's to day. N has't felt real well so has been taking it rather easy. B & a attended a wedding at Guilford. Center in p.m. I finished up in my room for the present. N & A went down to Budine's after supper. Geo went down and bro't them home.
18 Jun Sun. Milder. Bright all day. We all went to church. It's Father's Day. We ate outside. A bit cool. A & B went over to Savorys. N & G went over to Rita's. N, B & A went to church. Real cool to nite.
19 Jun Mon. Alicia and children came in at 12:30 this a.m. Rather mild. Sunny Geo is over to Rita's helping or working. Alice & Bob went to Mt Upton to Raymond Taylor's to dinner. Norma, Alicia & children went over to Rita's in p.m. Warm this evening.
20 Jun Tue. Warmer, Geo, N & Janice went to Sidney to shop. A, Alicia & Danny went by themselves. Bob went fishing. I did my ironing. Jessie came over to lunch. Geo went over to Rita's to work. Alice & Bob went over to Savory's to be gone over nite. Alicia & Danny went over to her father's after supper. Betty did Alicia's hair this p.m.
21 Jun Wed. Cool rained some in a.m. Geo went over to Rita's again. Alicia & Danny stayed overnight at her father's. N baked rolls, bread & raspberry pie. The folks all went to prayer meeting. It rained more or less all day. Quite hard toward nite.
22 Jun Thu. Cool. Clearing in the a.m. Geo worked at Rita's. In p.m. We all went over to Rita's and she and the children went up to Helen's especially so Alicia's children could ride the ponies. Alicia rode one of the horses too. We bro't Rita home with us for supper. We had spaghetti & meat balls. Rolland Leonard and wife came early in evening and spent the even. N & A took Rita & children home. A buddy of Bob's who bought his car came this afternoon and got the car and will stay a few days.
23 Jun Fri. Warm. Mostly bright. Seems like rain but did not till 7:30. Geo worked at Sidney. Bob's friend left about 3:00 p.m. Alice took Rita to doctor's this evening. N washed. N, A & Alicia went strawberrying this p.m and got quite a nice lot. Alicia & Danny went over to her father's to night.
24 Jun Sat. Thunderstorm in evening (last) also during nite. Cooler this a.m. Geo went to Sidney to finish the job there. Alicia and Danny came back about noon. A & N went berrying. I worked on rug in a.m. Alicia went to alumni banquet at U. Bob & Geo went somewhere in evening. Cool to nite.
25 Jun Sun. Warm and bright. Geo went over to Rita's to help again. Alice Bob, N, Janice & I went to church. Mr. Urgal is at camp. Several laymen had charge of the services. Alicia & Danny went over to her father's in a.m. Came back in evening. Alice & Bob took Janice over to Leonards in p.m. Then went over to Alice's folks a while. Rita & children came over with geo in early evening. Tuie came for them about 11 o'clock. A & B started for Dover, Del about that time to find an apartment to live in near his new base there.
26 Jun Mon. Cool. Partly cloudy. Geo went over to Rita's to work. Alicia & children started for Akron O at 10:00. We washed. It surely seems queer for N & I to be alone. Geo & N went berrying after supper.
27 Jun Tue. Cool but warmed up to 80 or so. Alice & Bob came in about 12:30 this morning. They had good luck finding an apartment. Geo & N went to Sidney to shop. Geo helped over to Rita's in p.m. I did some ironing in a.m. We are trying to get rid of a lot of J. Jump ups. I worked at it yesterday a little and again to day. N is so behind in garden work as well as flower garden I want to help her some if I can without getting too tired.
28 Jun Wed. Cool a.m but soon warmed up. N & a worked in garden early. Geo had a load of gravel bro't to put in driveway. Bob helped level it. N baked rolls & peas. We cooked pig weed, red root, Heart weed and horses radish leaves that Mrs. Burnside sent over. N barbecued chicken for supper. I did not feel well so did not eat supper fur made mush later and feel pretty good at bed time. Am working on last row of Norma's wool rug.
29 Jun Thu. Warm & seems more Summery than we have had. Geo worked over to Rita's. N & A went strawberrying twice. I worked on my rug. Bob went fishing. Alicia's 32 today.
30 Jun Fri. Very warm I early a.m but not as uncomfortable as yesterday and toward nite it cooled off. Seems like rain. Geo worked at Cooperstown today. Rita & children came over for
Supper. We had Brook fish that Bobby has been catching and N froze, strawberry short cake with whipped cream that Rita sent over also she bro't a salad. We ate outside. But wind was cool. Finished rug.

1 Jul Sat. Cool but soon warmed up and was a perfect day. Walter came in a.m. And he & Bob went to Delhi. Came home late for dinner. Geo went to Sidney to have tires put on truck. Walter is going to use it to do his moving to Delhi. Walter, Geo and Bobby went to Ithaca in late p.m. N & A went to U to meet Mary Blood, but she failed to make connection in Bing so they went down to get her. The men came in at 2:30 with truck, car & trailer loaded.
2 Jul Sun. Very warm this morning. N, Mary, Alice & I went to church. Walter, Geo & Bob went to Delhi with truck etc then Walter went on to Ithaca for another load. G & Bob came back around 2:00. Geo then went to Ithaca. Alice & Bob went over to Savory's to stay over night. Some rain (thunder showers starting at 3:30 but not hard. Helen, Stevie, Joan & Jack called on their way back from Sidney where they went to give rides, but were driven off when it rained there. Geo, Walt & Bev came in around 1:00.
3 Jul Mon. Geo went to work at Cooperstown driving Walter's car and leaving his truck to finish this moving. Walter & Beverly left this a.m for Ithaca to get another truck load of Walter's goods. Bob & Alice came this p.m. Bob & Geo went fishing after supper. Mor or less cloudy and a few sprinkles to-day. W & B came in the nite.
4 Jul Tue. Cool & cloudy all day. Walter & Geo went to Ithaca to get the last load of good. Bev went to Delhi to begin to settle. Her mother came over to help. They all came around 5:00. I think and Walter barbecued chicken. Alice went over and got Rita & children this a.m. We had pizza pie for lunch. Tuie came for supper making 12 of us. The chicken was very good. We also had wild strawberries & ice cream. I started another wool rug. Betty called briefly in later p.m. On her way home from a family picnic at Gilbert Lake. B & W went to Delhi this evening to stay.
5 Jul Wed. Rather cool but mostly bright. N & A went to Sidney to shop. Geo worked. A busy day as Alice & Bob expect to move to Dover to morrow. We washed. In evening all the folks went over to Savory's to a hot dog roast. Jessie came over a while. Cool evening.
6 Jul Thu. Bob & Alice started for Dover at 7:30 a.m. Cool and milder toward nite. N cleaned up wash room and got dog pen outside. Alice phoned that they got down there at 4:30 in good shape.
7 Jul Fri--
8 Jul Sat. N & G went to U to take Mary to the bus also shopped. I packed to be ready to go to Jessie's. She came for me about 2:00. N & G left about that time for Delhi. Mrs. Trask called briefly. After supper J & I went over to Rolfe's to call. Also on Barbara and to Oraline's briefly.
9 Jul Sun. We went to S.S & church. N Myers came home with us to dinner. A Rider called and asked us to come to her house for dinner Wed. Pauline called and Hazel & Mattie called. Stayed to supper.
10 Jul Mon. Cool. Mostly cloudy in a.m. J & I went to Norwich in p.m. Called at Carrie H but she wasn't home. Stopped at Cherry Valley Home to see Nancy Blenco & Sarah Miller, also Maude Sisson. Then on to Oxford to see Ethel Stead. She isn't well was about ready to go to doctors, but we stayed a while. Stopped briefly at Irene Ryan's (Julian).
11 Jul Tue. Cool, cloudy. J & I picked peas at Moringos. I shelled some. Rained around noon. In p.m. We went to Sidney as J called on Mrs. Ruffe's (?). We went on to Bainbridge and called on B & Bertha Wilcox.
12 Jul Wed. J & I went to Alice Riders to dinner,then 2pm to opening of New Victory store at U.
13 Jul Thu, More or less cloudy. About 70 degrees. A little sprinkle. In p.m. Jessie went up to see Mrs. McLaughlin and I stayed at Mrs Pomeroy's while she was gone. I called at the Huffmires in evening
14 Jul Fri. A little rain early. Partly cloudy. Jessie & I went to a dinner picnic partly at Adelia's at 5 9'clock. There were 11 of us. Edith Green and friend Miss Hastings, Bessie Talcut. Wanzer Wallins & friend. We had a real good meal & pleasant time. Stanley is in hospital. Jessie took me to Joyce Funeral Home. Mrs. Annie Post died. Tues funeral moral. Jessie took me home. Norma went over to church to make plans for Bible school next mo this evening.
15 Jul Sat. N & G went to Sidney & U to shop. We froze 1 box peas. It rained off & on. N isn't feeling well. Better this evening. Walter came at supper time. They went to Drive in theatre. Rita & family were over a few minutes in evening.
16 Jul Sun. Warm & sultry. Geo & Walt went to Ithaca so no one went to church. Soon after 12:00 Rita & family came. Tuie mowed the lawn with his new riding power mower. It rained by spells. Geo & Walter came home before dark. Walter went home to Delhi. I wrote letters.
17 Jul Mon. Sultry & warm. We washed. Clothes dried. A thunder shower in middle of p.m.
18 Jul Tue. We ironed. N made bread. Sultry& warm. Thunder shower in p.m. N froze spinach. Picked peas. G & N went up to Dunshee's in evening. Betty & family called in evening. I worked on rug.
19 Jul Wed. About the same kind of weather. Sultry. Partly cloudy-warm. No rain at bed time. We picked gooseberries. Made jam using part rhubarb. Also froze rhubarb. N & G picked black raspberries after supper.
20 Jup Thu. It rained about daylight. Sultry & warm. N baked berry pie & I made cookies. N cleaned upstairs. Betty came about five and is staying over nite. Cloudy looks like rain.
21 Jul Fri. About the same kind of weather. No rain during the nite but is very warm and humid & looks like rain at times. Rita & children & girl that helps her, Nita, came over to lunch. We ate outside. Betty went home the middle of p.m. Geo worked late outside to nite as had something to be done that he could not leave.
22 Jul Sat. A little hotter and more humid. N & G went to Sidney to shop in a.m. They went down on the flat and picked b raspberries toward supper time. We froze 2 large p'kgs. Rob't & jane Harris brought their 3 girls this evening to stay 4 days while the parents take a trip to O. Rita & children called a few min this even on their way over to her father's.
23 Jul Sun. Hot & humid. All went to church, but me. Walter came in late p.m. And spent the evening. We had dinner outside. It was quite comfortable.
24 Jul Mon. About the same temp & weather. N washed but it rained some then cleared off so she got them all dry. Thunder showers toward nite. N picked peas. String beans & raspberries between showers. Geo working at Coop again. Windy by spells, humid.
25 Jul Tue. We ironed. N baked bread. Very warm showers and high wind in p.m. Short time. They all went down to Budine's after supper to see the animals. A little cooler at bed time. We listened to Kennedy's talk. Preparing for war if necessary.
26 Jul Wed. About the same weather. Warm & mostly cloudy. Rita & family came over to get some mending and stayed for lunch. Rob't & Jane are at their home and will soon be here for the children. N baked 2 b rasp pies. One she gave the Harris'.
27 Jul Thu. A little cool in early morning but was warm and much the same weather. Very hot sun. N froze string beans. Picked peas for supper also picked the raspberries. Froze some. Rita went to the doctor. Bro't David along to stay a few days.
28 Jul Fri. Warm again. N did not feel very well but went to Sidney (David too) to do errands. She rode down with Madelin. I did some cleaning up stairs and down. Very warm this evening cloudy. Seems like rain.
29 Jul Sat. Around d6:10 this a.m. There was a thunder shower, which proved to be a flash flood The water was very high everywhere. Meadow full of water. Road a river down by Palmers. The creek filled the road up by Clarks & down by the twin bridges. Sidney Centre was badly hit and a farmer this side. Betty took us up to see it. Geo worked this a.m. Walter & Bev came late in p.m. Had Bev's niece (?) with her. .A little cooler since the rain. Had news that the cloud burst at Unadilla did much damage to Jessie's home.
30 Jul Sun. We put up lunch a and all went up to Jessie's by Roger's Hollow R. N & G worked at cleaning floors etc. I did a little. Quite warm, not too bad. Several were here to help. Mrs. Moringos & others were expected after some of us left. It rained a little on way home. The condition of the surroundings of Jessie's home are indescribably. Tons & tons of rocks & stones in back lawn & entrance to both doors. Wheel (water) and shops GONE. Garage tipped over, garden gone and much soil in front lawn. There had been 2 feet of water on first floor, a layer of silt on floors 2 in or so deep. Jessie seems calm as one might expect or could we? Warm & humid to night
31 Jul Mon. About the same kind of weather. Warm & humid. N washed. It rained when they were partly dry. She bro't them in. Then hung out again. She picked the raspberries. After supper we took a ride to Sid CR on down to the fRanklin road and up to the # Sid dam to see a. House that was hit by the rain storm Sat. Then on down to U to see more of the damage done by high water on Martin Brook St also Maple Ave. Warm to nite.

1 Aug Tue. We ironed. N froze 9. P'kgs of string beans. Rita came over with Henry & Sherry to supper. After that she took N & the children over to see the damage done in U. Went up to Jessie's. There has been considerable done since Sun. Bulldozer removed a lot of stones, etc. much cooler to nite. David went home.
2 Aug Wed. Cool, cloudy and some rain. N baked bread. Her ulcers are bothering. She wrote some and did not do too much. Mrs. Budine's drove up with Mike (family catAP) who has been gone between 2 or 3 months. He hardly knew us at first, but soon acted at home and was hungry. Face looks thin but hasn't changed much. Coat sleek as ever. Geo finished the second storm & screen windows in my room. Quite cool to nite.
3 Aug Thu. Rained a little early. Cloudy but later cleared and was mostly sunny. N went with the Palmers to the Morris Fair. She felt better to-day. They started about 10:30 and got home around six. We had just finished supper. she had a good time. Picked the raspberries after supper. Cool to-nite.
4 Aug Fri. Cool but warmed up. Mostly sunny. We had a busy day. N cleaned all thru. Baked beans & a cake. I helped what I could. After supper N picked the string beans and froze them. We expect Bob & A in the nite. They came between 11 & 12.00
5 Aug Sat. Not quite as warm but humid. Alice's took N to Sidney to shop. In p.m. N A & I went over to Jessie's for a short time. Much has been done and work was going on. The barn has been taken down & lumber being saved. It still looked hopeless. Floors buckling in all down stairs rooms (or most of them). Water running thru cellar over furnace etc. Walt & Bev came late in p.m. Alice & Bob went over to Savory's after supper. All others went to Morris Fair.
6 Aug Sun. Not quite as warm & humid. Windy by spells. We all went to church WE had a picnic dinner outside. Alice &. Bob left during the p.m. For Magnolia. Walt & Bev left in evening 9:00 or so. Rita & family came over a while in p.m.
7 Aug Mon.N washed some. Threatened rain but didn't. We canned 2 canners of St beans. Then froze a few in all 21 pt.
8 Aug Tue. We did more washing. Warm, partly cloudy. Clothes dried nicely. N did a lot of cleaning an extra washing as she is getting ready for a neighborhood picnic next Sun. I helped what I could. Did some writing in a.m. N has worked in flower bed quite a lot to-day too.
9 Aug Wed. Warm. We ironed. N washed some of the kitchen ceiling. I wrote a letter. The Paul Hoveys and Esther Toby called in late p.m. Rita & children came over to supper & evening. Very warm & humid in p.m.
10 Aug Thu. Same kind of weather except more cloudiness. N washed the kitchen ceiling. I helped here. Here as I could. Roscoe & Eleanor & a Van Valkenburg girl were over in evening as Eleanor & N are planning for Vacation Bible School.
11 Aug Fri. Same kind of weather. Mostly cloudy humid, a little shower in late p.m. N & I froze 16 pt of sweet corn this a.m. N went with Madelin to Sidney & U this p.m to bank & shop.
12 Aug Sat. Not quite as warm & humid. Geo went over to Matts for lumber etc early in a.m. Then went over to church to help about painting, etc. After that he fixed picnic table of some old doors as we plan a neighborhood picnic to morrow. Cooler to nite. N cleaned & waxed kitchen floor and did other cleaning
13 Aug Sun. Much older. In the 60s and stayed there all da. Mostly cloudy & windy. We went to church. A neighborhood picnic was held in our back yard. 26 were here. It was cold but they put up blankets and all seemed to enjoy it all. A good variety of food & tasty punch. N made coffee it was so cold. They stayed out after lunch a while. Mrs. McLean & I came in where we had heat.
14 Aug Mon. In the 40s this a.m early. N washed. We froze 13 pt corn. Some in 1'1/2 pt p'kgs. In pm we canned 7 qt st beans and froze some. I warmed up to 70 degrees but feels cool.
15 Aug Tue Rather cool in a.m. But warmed up so was quite pleasant & comfortable in p.m. & evening. Paul & Luma Hovey's, Esther Toby and Jessie were here for lunch. Jessie did not stay long after we ate but the others stayed all afternoon. We had a nice visit. Norma & Esther did the dishes while Luma & I visited. N & Esther sat outside. It was very pleasant. This evening not as cool.
16 Aug Wed. Cool. Not as warm as yesterday.We ironed and wrote letters. As the coons are
eating our sweet corn, Norma went out after supper and we froze pt to save it. Rather cold to nite.
17 Aug Thu. Cool a.m. Begin to feel some like Fall. We froze beet greens also beets. Canned canner of yellow St beans. Madelin came over and N gave her some we had picked & shs picked more. Quite cool tonite
18 Aug Fri.Cool but warmed up and was a lovely day. We ate supper outside. N hasn't felt very well and has been careful not to get into anything hard. Baked bread. We made St bean pickles. I did some cleaning. We wrote letters. G & N went to the Drive in theater to nite as G seemed to want a change.
19 Aug Sat. A pleasant day. Quite warm. N & G went to Sidney to shop in a.m. In p.m Geo went over to Rita's to help Tuie. Came home about 6:30 in tie to take Norma to a meeting at the church concerning Bible School. N did some baking in p.m. Worked in Bible school work. I did some cleaning. Not as cool to nite as it has been.
20 Aug Sun. Mild temp. Partly cloudy. N & G went to church. Rita's family came over to a barbecue supper. Rita furnished most of the chicken said-s N did the rest. Tuie helped Geo barbecue. Walter & Bev came in so we stretched everything and I guess all had plenty. Had the last of the sweet corn. The coons got.a big share. It threatened rain as we were about to eat but held off. It was comfortable outside.
21 Aug Mon. Rained during the nite and has rained hard more or less during the day. Geo went up to Stamford this morning. From there rides with some one to Arkville where he has work. Will stay there during the week. N & David & Henry started in V Bible school to day. Eleanor Wright comes for them & brings them home. This p.m Chas & Myrtle, Winnie & Arthur Leggett called.
22 Aug Tue. Cloudy in early a.m. But cleared and was quite comfortable. I have dinner ready for them around 12:30. N has preparations for the next day every p.m. N picked at St beans and we made 2 qt dilly beans.
23 Aug Wed. It rained very hard last night about 10. Has been partly Cloudy to-day. Mild. We made St bean pickles. N gathered tomatoes, well turned to-nite.
24 Aug Thu. Very mild. Cloudy but cleared off. Rita & Sherry came over in a.m. She bro't her washing as she did not feel well and it's easier here. They left some after dinner.
25 Aug Fri. Warm & humid. Quite a shower about 6;30. Rita & Sherry came over and N & the boys went with her to the concluding meeting of V Bible school. Geo got home about 6:30 from his week's work. H stayed here.
26 Aug Sat. Cloudy. Rained during the a.m. G went to Franklin to have something to the truck. In p.m. N G & Henry went to Wellsbridge to get lumber. Cleared off in p.m so N got her clothes dry. She baked cake & cooKies.
27 Aug Sun. Warm & humid. We all went to church. Walt & Bev came in as we were finishing dinner. Stayed till about nine. Warm evening.
28 Alug Mon. Geo went to Arkville this a.m expecting to stay thru the week. Plans to stay nights at Walter's this week. We washed clothes dried nicely. Warm & humid. We sent a box of slips from out plants to Myrtle.
29 Aug Tue. Partly cloudy warm & humid. I ironed. Norma got beets and pickled them. We canned 6 qts tomatoes, Rita & children came over, were here for lunch. Bro't a bu of poor apples. N & I went right after them after lunch. Cooked most of them put them thru serve for sauce to freeze. Put up 4 or 5 p'kgs to freeze for pies. They are Rita's
30 Aug Wed. Foggy early. Warm and about the same weather have had. Jessie took me to the foot doctors. N & Henry rode along as she had errands. Madelin & Janie came over to nite and N went up to see about a ring for their dogs when they go on vacation. N did her ironing this p.m and fixed Rita's apple sauce to freeze.
31 Aug Fri. Warm & humid. N made bread. Rita & children came over and did some baking to leave frozen while she goes to hospital. Left the children here while she went to doctors. We canned 4 qt tomatoes. Helen, Joan, Stevie, Ruth & Larry called a few min late p.m. After supper N cleaned with the cleaner all thru then went up to McGulls to see to their dogs as they are away on vacation. Very warm to nite.

1 Sept Fri. Very warm & humid. Rita came over for N & H and they all went to Delhi as Rita had business there. Mrs. Mozingos came for me and I went with her to the F Circle at Mrs. McIntosh's. She bro't me home. 14 present at meeting. Geo came home to nite. This even he went to Dr. Stacy. N & H went along. Very warm to nite.
2 Sep Sat.. Very warm and humid. One little shower in a.m. G & N went to U to shop. IN p.m. They went to Bainbridge. N brought in tomatoes and she cooked up a few to be canned later. After supper she made cup cakes and baked the cookies I stirred up this morning. Very warm to nite.
3 Sept.Sun. Same weather tho it didn't get quite as warm (hot) as it was yesterday & day before. We did not go to church, partly on acc't of heat. N was very tired. I was too. We both relaxed quite a good deal. Walt & Bev came just as N was fixing lunch to-nite. The Luskaviches called this evening
4 Sept Mon Labor Day. Geo didn't go to work. Worked all day on garage. Very hot. 94 degrees middle of day. Mostly sunny. We washed. We canned tomatoes. N baked cookies. We had supper in dining room as it seemed cooler. The phone isn't working. We went up to Joe Lanes to phone but Rita didn't answer. We understand it has been reported.

5 Sept Tue. Not quite as warm & humid . 84 degrees was highest. We kept quite comfortable. Geo went to his work in Arkville this a.m. We ironed. Cooked up a few tomatoes. Rita & Tuie came over bringing 2 crates of cauliflower starting to spoil. We froze them. 17 1/2 qt. Put part of them in qt containers & part in pt. The phone is working to day. Henry went home with his folks. School starts to morrow.
6 Sept Wed. Weather about as yesterday. Rita came over and bro't a bu of apples for us to cook. We canned 7 pt. Cooked the rest to be frozen to morrow. We canned tomatoes in the morning.
7 Sep Thu. Some cooler. Partly cloudy. Rained a little. N bro't in carrots, beets & tomatoes. We froze carrots. Cooked beets and took care of tomatoes that needed cooking.
8 Sep Fri. About the same weather. Foggy in a.m. Over 80 degrees in middle of day. WE canned tomatoes and pickled beets. N washed some. I cleaned down stairs.s. Geo came home to-nite. Walter & Bev came to supper. N made cup cakes.
9 Sep Sat. Same weather. Foggy. G & n went to Sidney to shop. Bro't home 3/4 bu peaches Some quite ripe. We went right to work and froze about half of them. Anne's a few tomatoes. N washed & ironed some. They went to drive in movies to night.
10 Sept Susn. About the same weather. Foggy. Cool. Geo took me over to U and Jessie & I went with Louella Gridly to Old Home Day at the M.E. church. The church was pretty we'll filled as usual. I saw quite a few familiar faces. New S.S rooms have been built, a new kitchen and some improvements. When we got to Jessie's on the way home we found Ruth Wakeman there. We all made quite a call there. Much has been done to improve things since the flood. Jessie bro't me home.
11 Sep Mon. About the same weather-Foggy. Geo went to work. N washed. We froze peaches. Got cans ready for tomatoes. N went to Sidney with Madelin. In p.m we canned tomatoes. Warmer to-nite.
12 Sep Tue. About the same weather. We ironed. N bro't in beets and we cooked them to freeze to morrow. Cooked up a few poor tomatoes. It threatened rain but only a few sprinkles in p.m. N & I went down to the brook to see what the man has done with the bulldozer changing the course of the creek.
13 Sep Wed. Same weather except a nice breeze. We canned tomatoes & froze beets. N brought in string beans which she planted the 24th of July. N went over to the fellowship dinner at the church. the Moore's came for her and Roscoe & Eleanor bro't her home. Worked on rug.
14 Sep Thu. The same weather except there is a strong S.E wind. The temp is 76 degrees at bed time tho it does not seem uncomfortable any where. Is thundering & lightening this evening. We cooked up tomatoes & made dilly St bean pickles etc. I worked a little on rug.

15 Sep Fri. Much cooler. In the 50s in a.m. Warmed up so was in 50s sin p.m. Quite a wind. Some sunshine. There was rain during last nite. N baked an elderberry pie & cookies. I cleaned down stairs. Geo came home to nite. Bev is in hospital. After supper we went up near Wellsbridge to see about lumber for garage. Mike came to nite after being gone over a week. N got a quantity of elder berries and we got them ready to freeze.
16 Sep Sat. Not as windy. Mostly sunny. In the 60s. N & Geo went to Sidney to trade. Then Geo went to a sale in Otego. They got peaches and we canned those that needed to be taken care of. Cooked up tomatoes, froze elderberries. N washed, gathered onions. They went up to the hospital to see Bev by this evening.
17 Sep Sun. About the same temp (40 degrees). Warmed up some. Fair. Walter came over about 10:00 and took me over to Pres church. I went home with Mrs. Myers after church. Geo came for me between 12: & 1.00. Walter went to have dinner with Bev at hospital. He came to bring their washing for N to do. So she had a busy day. Ironed & mended some. Put up Geo lunches (sandwiches ) for the week. Made an elderberry pie for him to take back-took cupcakes-cookies, etc..
18 Sep Mon. 34 degrees in a.m but warmed up more than yesterday. 72 degrees and doesn't seem as cold to nite as last nite. We had a busy day tho N did not feel well as usual. Anne's tomatoes, froze string beans & elderberries. N bro't in things from the garden that she thought might freeze. She also did a small wash. Doesn't seem as cold to nite.
19 Sep Tue. Not as cold. Got into the upper 70s. Partly cloudy. N baked elderberry pie & rolls.She bro't in the last of the sweet corn. We will use some to eat and the cats &
dogs will have the larger part. N also got dirt and took off some slips. did not finish. I worked on my rug. N went up to McGills a while this evening.
20 Sep Wed. (Got up to 80 degrees). Much warmer. I think in the 60s. We finished freezing the peaches. Canned tomatoes. N brought in quite a lot of st. Beans. We plan to pickle them to-morrow. I worked on rug this evening.
21 Sep Thu. Moderate temp partly cloudy. N made St bean pickles and conserve of yellow tomatoes. About 11:00 Emily & Geo Johnson came in. They had been having a few days of George's vacation after taking Alice up to her college in Vt (Middlebury). I worked on my rug some. N baked--cookies & cup cakes in p.m. Still mild. In 50s this evening.
22 Sep Fri. Moderate temp. 20 degrees or so early. Got up to 80 or over. A beautiful day. Rita went to hosp around 6:00 a.m. And baby girl was born at 9:30. But 7 lb 11 oz. Geo was late as he got lumber but took N down to hosp before he had supper. Alice phoned that they will be home late this even bringing two friends. We have been busy all day, cleaning etc. Geo brought a huge washing from Walter. N got a load going right away. Bev is at her mother's for a while. Bob, Alice and their friends, Bob & Kaye Berry, came in at about 11:00 pm. had phoned they were coming.
23 Sep Sat. Warm and sunny. 80 degrees or so. Alice took N down to see Rita & baby. I went along and called at Mrs. Melick's. In evening they all went over to Mr. Savory's. Wilfred Cope called in evening. Would have stayed over nite but we were pretty full. Maybe I should have told him he could stay.
24 Sep Sun. Much like yesterday 80 degrees or over. All went to church but me. I had a little cold. Walt came to dinner between 3 & 4. The Del folks left about that time. Walt stayed 2 or 3 hrs then went up to see Bev who is at her folks. He took Buggy with him.
25 Sep Mon. Warm & bright. About the same temp. Geo went to work at Arkville. We washed, canned tomatoes, and both did some writing. I finished my rug. N went to Sidney with Madelin. They went to see Rita and N did some shopping for her.
26 Sep Tue. Bright early, but later cloudy & windy. Rather mild but cooler in late p.m. We ironed. N made tomato conserve. We each made cookies. N took off slips & potted those that had rooted. I started a wood rug. Rita called from hosp, expects to leave there to morrow.
27 Sep Wed. 42 degrees this a.m. Moderated to in the 60s and mostly cloudy. Tuie came over just before 12:00. N had breakfast for him. N took the crib and some baking, bottles for baby, etc, also Bunny (dog.AP) and intends to stay over nite. They went to hospital for Rita and baby from here. N called this evening. She is staying over nite. I worked on rug. Mike not here for supper.
28 Sep Thu. In the lower 40 degrees in a.m. Got up to 60s later. Mostly cloudy till about noon. Norma came back soon after five. Don Mott brought her. Henry came too to stay till Mon nite as no school Fri. & Mon. She had bro't Rita's washing and is doing most of it to-nite. No Mike. I cleaned up stairs.
29 Sep Fri. 32 degrees at 8 o'clock. The first white frost showed in places away from the house. N finished Rita's washing and we did the ironing. N mended what needed to be done. I cleaned down stairs. Geo came home to nite. Bev is still at her folks. Walter had a girl to come in and help get meals, etc. Did not get above 55 degrees or so to-day. N gathered everything that freezing would hurt from the garden.
30 Sep. Sat. 32 degrees. Frost showed more than yesterday. But warmed up to in the 60s. Mike came this morning. N, G & Henry went to Morris and got potatoes, squash and cabbages. Also shopped and went to Norwich to get clothing, etc. I worked on my rug. The day was bright & comfortable. N made a birthday cake for to-morrow (this evening). She washed George's clothes he brought home.

1 Oct Sun. My 84th b-day. We went to church. No frost. Quite comfortable. We asked Jessie over to dinner. Rita came over to get her laundry that N had done for her. She & David stayed to dinner. She left both boys here till to morrow p.m as there is no school to morrow. She plans to go over and get Sherry this p.m. She has been over to the Leonard's several weeks.
2 Oct Mon. No frost again. Cloudy. We washed (small) and clothes dried fairly well. Geo went to Arkville to work. N made a birthday cake, Hellen stopped for a very short call. They cannot come this evening as planned. May to-morrow evening. Rita & Tuie came over for the boys this p.m.
3 Oct Tue. Cloudy. Cool, and rain in p.m & evening. Rita came for N and they went to Delhi on Rita's Town Clerk's business. They went to Walter's. Had lunch there. Got back at nearly 2:00.
We had planned to have Helen & family here this evening. We had salad & sandwiches, ice cream & cake (birthday) for the 3 of us. They came about 6:00 and were in a hurry as had other dates. So we ate quickly and they left early--all came but Stevie & Joan who isn't home. Is at Mary's caring for children while Mary & Don take a trip to VA (N did Rita's washing).
4 Oct Wed. Helen's 51st. 40 degrees or so. Rained during the nite. Mostly cloudy and some rain toward nite. I haven't accomplished much as my back hasn't felt good. N baked cookies and did Rita's ironing. Made st bean pickles. Quite cool to-nite.
5 Oct Thu. Hardest frost we have had but bright and got up to near low 60s. N cleaned up stairs & down. Made up beds for company as we expect Moby & family soon. I just did little things around--back not too good.
6 Oct Fri. Mild in a.m. Warmed up to 75 degrees or so. Sunny & a real lovely day. Rita came over and got N to go to Sidney. They both did shopping and Rita bo't a Maytag washer. Moby & Dottie came about 5:00. Geo came home to nite. I worked quite a lot on rug. .
7 Oct Sat. Mild. 72 degrees in p.m. Sunny We did not do anything special. Meals etc. Geo & Moby went to Oneonta on errands. Moby & Dotty took the baby to the doctors as she seemed to have a little cold. I worked on rug. My back feels a little better. Am using heating pad.
8 Oct Sun. Sunny. Mild. About like yesterday. Walt & Bev came about 10:00 this a.m. Had their breakfast and all went to church but N. Lori & I. Walter brought steak and cooked it outside. We had dinner about 3:00, I think.
9 Oct Mon. Another mild, bright day. We washed. Geo worked on garage. Moby helped too. My back feels better. Lori & Dotty both have colds.
10 Oct Tue. Same weather. Perhaps some warmer (75) This afternoon the folks all went to Bing to pick apples. MacIntosh & N Spies where they have gotten them before. Dotty came home with a sick headache and went right to bed. Real warm evening
11 Oct Wed. Warm. Up to 76 in p.m. Cloudy in p.m. Moby & Dotty went shopping in p.m. N went over to church in evening to help with refreshments for those working in church. She planned the (?). Moby took her over. Don & Regina bro't her home. Geo went to Arkville to work for the rest of wk.
17 Oct Thu. About the same weather tho' partly cloudy. Moby & Dotty went over to Walter's Sassoon after noon. We cleaned (I didn't do much). N baked cookies. Spent some time cleaning the stove. Did some washing.
13 Oct Fri. Same weather. Fog stays on late each a.m. Temp 76. Rita brought the baby & Sherry over in am and left them while she went shopping. Geo came home to-nite. I worked a little on my rug.
14 Oct Sat. Rained during the nite and continued some during the day. Much colder. 50 degrees in a.m. Then 40 or so later. All the folks went to Sidney to shop in a.m. Walter & Bev came at 6:30 or so. We, with them, went to a minstrel show at Sidney Center (except G & N who stayed home with Lori). Cold to nite.
15 Oct Sun. Cold. About 40 degrees all day and not too much sunshine. We all went to church. The work at the church has been completed and all looks very nice. It was a dedication service. The church was filled. N, Bev & Dotty attended a song service in the church at 3:00. Walt & Bev went home after a lunch to nite. Cold.
16 Oct Mon. Cloudy mostly. Some rain. Dottie washed but hung inside. About 40 degrees all day. Moby & Dottie went over to Don Shavers this evening. Geo went to work (Arkville).
17 Oct Tues. Bright. A white frost, but warmed up to 62 degrees or so. A lovely day. Beverly came for Dottie around noon. They went to Oneonta to shop. About 4:00 Moby, Norma & Lori went to Delhi to spend the evening with W & Bev.
18 Oct Wed. A lovely bright morning. Warmed up to 73 degrees. Moby & Dotty are packing, getting ready to start for home tomorrow. Jessie was here to lunch. Myrtle, Carol & little Ted came down. Brought roots, bulbs & toes and N gave her some things. Geo came home to night.
29 Oct Thu. Much the same as yesterday. 73 degrees. Moby & Dotty left for home at 9:00 a.m. Geo has a bad cold so didn't go to work. Was in bed quite a little. It was a perfect day. We washed. N worked in her flower bed. Geo helped a little.
20 Oct. Fri. Not quite as warm as yesterday, but very pleasant. Geo went to work. Finished, I think. He had a hard day with his cold. N has it too. Was in bed much of the day. They both went to the doctors for medicine to nite.
21 Oct Sat. Mostly cloudy. Not as warm. N has been in bed all day. Geo has part of the time. Both seem some better to-night. I did the cleaning, got supper (Geo got lunch, mostly) while I took a short nap. Kept busy at little things. Worked some on rug too.
22 Oct Sun. In the 40s this a.m. Mostly cloudy. Warmed up to 55 degrees or so. No one went to church. Geo feels better, but N is still in bed. I did not do much except get meals, wash dishes, etc. Wrote a letter & read very little.
23 Oct Mon. A white frost 26 degrees early. Was in the 50s, I think. Geo feels better so has worked around some. N some better tho hasn't been up much. Ernest Pearce & Nora Cone called this p.m. Bright, cloudless.
24 Oct Tue. No quite as cold. Reached 60 or so later. A lovely day. N had a poor night and as her chest pained her. Geo called the Dr. He gave a prescription which Geo had filled right away. I seem to keep busy getting meals, waiting on the animals etc, but so far stand it very well.
25 Oct Wed. A light frost. 32 degrees. It warmed up to 71 degrees. Geo took me to Dr. Joseph. He also shopped and did errands. N feels better. Came down in p.m. Watched TV and helped a little about supper. Ate with us. We did one load of wash.
26 Oct Thu. It rained some during the nite. Is cool in the 40s. Got up to in the 50s later. Mostly cloudy. Geo did some plastering at Sid Centre in p.m. Went up again about 9:00 to do more.
27 Oct Fri. Cloudy and cold. Rained a little in a.m but bright, mostly I p.m. Quite Fall like. Geo came home sick from his work in evening. Severe headache & nausea. Has been in bed all day. Can keep nothing down. N called the doctor this evening and he is coming over after office hours. She is feeling much better tho not too good. We made bread. I did some cleaning down stairs. The gas man came and fixed the stove.
28 Oct Sat. Cool, but no frost. The doctor couldn't make it last evening but phoned and Geo was asleep so they let it go till a.m. And he was not nauseated nor head not aching so bad. Ate a little breakfast. N seems much better-tho not as usual yet. I moved my things into the apartment this a.m. Did a little cleaning in N bedroom. She cleaned kitchen floor. Walt & Bev stopped in a few minutes on their way to Don Shavers this evening. Geo not feeling as well to nite.
29 Oct Sun. Geo feels better. The both do, but not like going to church. Lovely day. Up to nearly 70. N & G both got o upside some. Rita & Tuie little ones came over this afternoon. Rita bro-t things of ours that were in her freezer and took back things we had of hers. Jessie came over in late p.m and got a p'kg of McIntosh apples we had for her.
30 Oct Mon. 66 degrees at 10 o'clock. Windy leaves blowing all over. Reached nearly 70 and is 60 degrees this evening. Mostly cloudy, and a very little rain. (Rained during last night). We didn't wash. N did not seem quite as good. Geo appeared better and has worked outside quite a lot.
31 Oct Tue. Still mild. In the 60s. N washed. She still doesn't feel as well as usual. Rita asked us over to a chicken supper. It is Henry's 5th b-day. We took bread, salad & squash. She had a b-day cake & ice cream. Mild in evening. Rita had a lot of Halloween callers. We had only 2.

1 Nov Wed. Cooler and mostly cloudy. We ironed. Rita came over this evening to get N. Rita has to go to Delhi on the election business. N will stay with the children while Rita takes Tuie to work in a.m. Then Rita can have the car. Colder to nite. Geo went to Cooperstown to work today.
2 Nov Thu. Rita brought n back around 11:00. They had been to Sidney to shop. Rita left the little ones here while she went to Delhi. About 28 degrees this a.m. But moderated quite a lot. Geo at C- again. I did a very little cleaning, some writing and worked on rug. Betty bro't over skim milk.
3 Nov Fri. Threatened rain but warm & pleasant. Alice Rider came for me to attend the Friendly Circle at Mrs. Riders at 1:00. She came at 11:00 so I had lunch with her before the meeting. There was 12 there, I think. Geo at C-. We bro't the milk around to warm. Thur night Tuie made cheese.
4 Nov Sat. Rained some during night and has rained off & on all day tho not hard. N made more cheese, also went over & helped Betty churn butter, and make her cheese, some of it. Walt & Bev came in after supper but hadn't had theirs so had soup and what was around. Raining this evening and some cooler. We did the rest of the cleaning. Geo & Walter went over to Don Shavers to get some furniture Walt had bought. It rained so hard they stayed all nite here.
5. Nov Sun. Geo & Walt took the furniture in the truck to Delhi in a.m. Bev took me to Pres church and N to Baptist. W & B stayed till late p.m. Helen & Joan came soon after they left. They got some garden things and canned St beans, etc. Stayed to supper.
6 Nov Mon. Still rainy & cloudy. We did not wash. We made jam. N cut out pajama's for David & Henry. Geo worked at Coop-.
7 Nov Tue. Cloudy & threatening rain. We washed and clothes dried some. This p.m. We went with Betty & Geo to vote. Geo got home a little early and as he hadn't voted, he and N went up for Ge to vote (before supper). Colder to night.
8 Nov Wed. Cloudy, mostly cold. 26 in a.m. Warmed up some. Some sunshine. Rita came over for Norma to go with her to Delhi to take election returns. They went to Walter's and did not get backed till between 3 & 4. I ironed in a.m. And kept busy at cleaning and other jobs all day. N thinks Geo has several week's work at C-. A few snow flakes- the first.
9 Nov Thu. 32 degrees warmed to 34. Cloudy. Snow squalls off & on. N went with Madelin to Sidney to trade in p.m. We did a little cleaning. N is really feeling more like herself since her sickness last mo. Cold to nite. Norma got TV stands for me for Helen's family at Christmas time. They were marked down some.
10 Nov Fri. Snow squalls which didn't amount to much tho showed white in places. A little below freezing during the day. Cold to nite. Jessie came over for me and drove me home. She also took Ruth & Nell M to and from a family supper in church parlor. N did quite a lot of cleaning. I cleaned up stairs. Rita brought the little ones to stay here while she shopped in Sidney.
11 Nov Sat. 26 degrees or so in a.m. Geo put in the floor in the garage to-day. It warmed up to a little over 40 degrees. He had 5 men to help. Tuie & Rita & the little ones came over early and stayed all day. They have heaters to keep the concrete from freezing, also put up temporary doors. Quite cold to nite--below freezing.
12 Nov Sun. Bright in a.m. About freezing. Sun kept floor warm. Later was above freezing 50 degrees or so. A very little rain toward nite. Cloudy most of the p.m. We went to church. Took medicine & apples to Harris'. Walt & Bev came over last in p.m. We're here for lunch.
13 Nov Mon. Cloudy. Some sunshine. 40 in a.m. And was nearly 60 degrees in p.m. We washed. N cleaned windows and ceiling with cleaner. Geo went to U to a meeting of trustee & session in the church. Rained toward nite
14 Nov Tue. Rained quite a lot during nite and to-day. Temp high in 50's. No leaned and went with Betty to shop to Sidney in p.m.
145Nov Wed. Bright. In the 40s. N did extra cleaning down stairs. I cleaned up stairs. Did some writing, etc.
16 Nov. 26 degrees in a.m but moderated so was quite mild. Cloudy. Began raining around 3:00 p.m & rained considerably. Walt & Bev came in about 1:30. Brought their dog to be kept here while they take a trip to Ohio. They had lunch here. N did some cleaning, made cookies, etc. Cooler to nite.
17 Nov Fri. 50 degrees in early a.m. But later in the 40s cloudy windy. Geo worked at New Berlin to day G. & went over to Mrs. Curry's this evening to get the suet, liver & tongue of the 1/2 beef they bo't of Mr. C.
18 Nov Sat. 32 degrees this a.m. Mostly cloudy, windy, and a few snow flakes. Did not warm up much above 34 or so. I finished the wool rug to day which I intend to give to Helen for Christmas.
19 Nov Sun. About freezing. Mostly air. G & N went to church. Don & Regina come over to dinner. G & N went down to call at Mr. Ruland's as it was her b-day then over to Tuie's folks as Rita was there. Walt & Bev stopped in from their trip, ate supper here. N made a cake as it was Walter's B-day. They took their dog.
20 Nov Mon. About 26 degrees early. Did not warm up too much. Bob & Alice came about 7:00 a.m. Bob went deer hunting. It was stormy cold and he had no luck in a.m. He & Alice went over to her father, and he got a deer in p.m. Geo back to Cooperstown to work. N washed but too stormy for drying
21 Nov Tue. Fifty-four years ago to-day we were married. Some below freezing, cloudy. Bobby went over to Savory's again and hunted with one of the brothers. N & A put on a quilt for Alice and we tied it.
22 Nov Wed. Around 20 degrees early. Got up to 34 or so. Bob went with Ge P hunting. Alice went over to Savory's for him to-nite. They stayed to supper. N, A &I went over to the union Thanksgiving Services at the Bapt church. Quite cold to nite. We finished tying Alice' other quilt and tied a crib quilt for Karen.
23 Nov Thu. Not as cold. But a cool E wind. Thanksgiving day. N roasted a 9 lb turkey that was given Geo last Christmas. It was delicious and cooked quickly. We had our dinner at night. Bob went deer hunting, but no luck. Geo did not work at C- but was busy in his garage. N & Alice both finished (binding) their quilts. I started a wool rug. Walter & Bev came in for dinner after we had eaten & washed dishes.
24 Nov Fri. Cloudy & rainy. N & A went to Norwich to trade. Took the deer over to U to be cut up and bro't it home to p'kg. The beef that has been to Oneonta to be cut up & pkgd, Geo bro't home and he, Bob & Alice went over to Rita's this evening. Went to bed after supper.
25 Nov Sat. Around 32 degrees in a.m. But got up in the 40s, windy. Bob went hunting and got 2 rabbits & a squirrel. N has been in bed about all day. She feels better, more comfortable in bed. A. has been busy getting her things get her to leave to-morrow. They left about 1:30 for Savorys.
26 Nov Sun. 20 degrees this a.m but moderated up to 40 or so. Geo took me over to Pres church. I went home with Jessie. We had lunch, then went up to call on Mrs. Marcellus. On the way back stopped at the Fair Haven Home. I called on Mrs. Naylor & Carrie Taylor. Jessie on Mrs Crawley. Bob & Alice came and got their deer meat, then started for home between 3 & 4, I think. In even Helen, Mary and 5 of her children called. They were here for lunch. Milder to-day than yesterday.
27 Nov. Mon. Rained during the nite and continued some during the day. Some snow flakes and is snowing this evening. N feels better but sewed and kept rather quiet to day. Geo working at Coop. This evening he went to a church meeting at Roscoes. I did housework mostly. Worked a little at rug. Wrote two letters.
28 Nov Tue. Rain turning to snow. Quite cold. Below freezing. The ground is white. Geo had to drive slowly was 1/2 hr later than usual. N sewed all day. I kept busy at usual work. Make a pie, worked some on rug. The cardinal came to day WITH WIFE..
29 Nov Wed. Cloudy. Some below freezing. Cold wind. N sewed all day after making rye bread. I did some cleaning upstairs. Worked on rug.
30 Nov Thu. Cloudy. Rita came up for N and they went to Norwich to trade. A little above freezing and a comfortable day. I made cookies. Worked on rug, etc.

1 Dec Fri. N washed. Mostly cloudy. Around freezing early, but moderated an snow settled quite a lot. Madolin made a long call in a.m. G & N shopped in U this evening.
2 Nov Sat. Moderate temp. Cloudy. Mr, Jacobsen (Jake) came in a.m and helped Geo get one door up to the garage. Rita came over in p.m. With the children. She had an appointment with the doctor--took all the children except Henry. Norma went with her. Karen has been sick, and kept Rita awake till she is tired out. So N kept the boys overnite.
3 Dec Sun. Cloudy. Not very cold. Geo took me over to church. I went home with Jessie from church. Barbara & family came for dinner. They did not come till nearly 2:00. It was the little girl (Kathy-4) b-day. Barbara brought a lovely cake. Jessie had a very nice dinner. We washed dishes. Jessie spent some time with B as she (J) is getting ready to move and disposing of many things. J brought me home in evening. G & N & the boys went to church. Rita came for the boys in the afternoon.
4 Dec Mon. Cloudy & windy. a little rain toward nite. N sewed. I did little jobs around. Worked some on marking Christmas towels.
5 Dec Tue. Cloudy, windy, a hail storm at 9:30 or so. N made candy to send to Fred. Then put a quilt on the frames. We got it pretty well tied. Rita & family came over to supper. Norma isn't well and Sherry is staying a few days with us to help Rita out.
6 Dec Wed. A bright day. Freezing in a.m. N washed. We finished tying the quilt. Started an afghan. I wrapped Christmas p'kgs. The ground is bare now.
7 Dec Thu. Cloudy mostly. Breezy. Ground white in a.m but melted off. Some snow flurries. Got up to 38. N baked rye bread & apple pie. She cleaned down stairs. I cleaned rugs & up stairs. She is making an afghan.
8 Dec Fri. Below freezing and has stayed so all day. A few snow flakes. N cleaned, also wrapped Christmas p'kgs. I didn't accomplish much as did not feel too ambitious. Mended some & worked on edge to Bev quilt.
9 Dec Sat. Not quite as cold. Mostly cloudy. N & G went to Sidney to trade in a.m. N wrapped p'kgs & worked on afghan. I made a start writing Christmas letters to put in cards.
10 Dec Sun. Mostly cloudy. Around freezing but moderated. G, N and Sherry went to church. I wrote letters to put with C cards. Rita came over and got Sherry in p.m.
11 Dec Mon. About the same weather. Was 37 or 38 degrees in p.m. Partly cloudy. Rita came for N in a.m and they went shopping to Oneonta. I wrote cards & letters. Did up some p'kgs in evening.
12 Dec. Tue.Quite windy. Some rain during nite & early a.m. Temp near 40 degrees in p.m. N got off her p'kgs to Fla. Also made Christmas fruit cake. I did a few p'kgs, wrote cards, etc.
13 Dec. Wed. A few snow flurries. Windy. N washed. Went to Sidney with Madelin in p.m. I wrote cards & letters. Much colder to-nite. Rec'd Carrie R's candy.
14 Dec Thu. Cold. Not up to 0 degrees. I think. N washed. We both wrote cards. N started the binding on Bev's quilt. Rec'd p'kg from Emily.
15 Dec Fri. 16 degrees this morning. Cold all day.We made Christmas cookies. I finished my out of town cards. We did some cleaning. Quite cold to nite, nearly down to zero. N went to the Dr to nite for a rash she has been having.
16 Dec Sat. -4 degrees this a.m but moderated to around 16. Geo went to Oneonta early. Rita came over & left Henry, Sherry & Karen while she shopped. She got our groceries. Geo went to Sidney in p.m. Not as cold to nite as last night. N worked o afghan and I helped take out basting threads. We both have most of our cards finished & off.
17 Dec Sun. Not as cold. Mostly cloudy. Walt & Bev came about 9:00 last nite and stayed toward 11;00. N got supper for them. We went to church. After the sermon Mr Urgal read his resignation. He seemed to be on the verge of tears all the time, but had an excellent message. N & I both finished our cards in p.m. Moderate temperature during the day. About 32 degrees.
18 Dec Mon. Not as cold. Rain or sleet at times 37 or so in p.m. Norma put her afghan on frame & we tied it, and she did the edges on evening. N made rye bread. I made date & nut. N cooked & froze some of the sweet potatoes they bought from the Palmers. Geo went to a church meeting to-nite.
19 Dec. Tue. Mild and rainy. Rita's 30 b-day. N made & decorated a b-day cake for her. They all came for supper. Rita bro't tossed salad. We had spaghetti & meat balls also chicken & tomato sauce. We cooked more of the sweet potatoes. Had some for supper and had some to freeze. N got the Christmas tree in and put up some trimmings. Raining to nite.
20 Dec Wed. Snow disappeared. Then a little colder. About freezing. N washed and clothes partly dried. N made 3 kinds cookies (Christmas) . We got the rest of the sw potatoes ready to freeze. It began snowing toward nite. N has about finished decor