Diary of A.L.J. 1923

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This page is a year's entries from the diary of Alice L. Jones, who was my father's mother. She kept a diary from 1909 into the 1970's. I have recovered 7 volumes of her effort and transcribed her very legible handwriting into these web pages. I have not corrected her word usage, abbreviations or spelling. Please send an email to jdj@mcanv.com if you would care to question or comment.

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Diary of Alice L. Jones

1923

Mon. Jan. 1st

Very heavy wind and rain. Billy spent day and night at Taylor's.

Tues. Jan. 2nd

Lovely day. Billy came home in A.M. Karl came with mail (first time since Thurs.). Billy here all night.

Wed. Jan. 3rd

Began snowing in P.M. Everett and I went down home in P.M. Guy came (first time since Christmas). Billy here all night.

Thurs. Jan. 4th

Snowed til middle on P.M. then cleared away. Lester Rideout down home in P.M. Billy here all night.

Fri. Jan. 5th

Beautiful day. Billy went to Fallís with wood for Jim. He went up to Rideoutís in eve. Stayed here all night. Ma over in P.M.

Sat. Jan. 6th

Cloudy and colder. Snowed little in P.M. Billy here all night.

Sun. Jan. 7th

7į below to Jimís, cloudy. Everett and I spent day at Gramís. Billy went over to Taylorís after dinner for visit. Began snowing in P.M. a little.

Mon. Jan. 8th

Snowed and wind blew a gale and grew much worse towards evening.

Tues. Jan. 9th

Warm, sunny day. Billy arrived home from Taylorís at noon. Roads blowed full again. No mail. Billy here all night.

Wed. Jan. 10th

Partly cloudy. Ma over in A.M. to help me wash. Billy here all night.

Thurs. Jan. 11

Nice day. Ma over in P.M. Made patch work. Billy here all night. He went to Falls with wood for Jim.

Fri. Jan 12

Snowed and wind blew a gale. Billy here to supper and all night. No mail.

Sat. Jan. 13

Cleared away but wind blew a gale all day and night. No breaking done. No mail. Billy here all night.

Sun. Jan. 14

Partly cloudy. I went down to Jimís in snow shoes in A.M. and stopped to dinner. Men broke out roads. Billy here all night.

Mon. Jan. 15

Snowed most all day. I went down to Morgan's twice. in A.M. Bill and Jim went to Falls. Billy here all night.

Tues. Jan. 16

Snowed a very little. Billy struck for Webster in P.M.

Wed. Jan. 17

Good day, cold. Billy came home in late P.M. Stayed here all night. Heard Ed Smith was dead.

Thurs. Jan. 18

Snowed most of P.M., warmer. Billy here all night.

Fri. Jan. 19

Good day. Billy here all night.

Sat. Jan. 20

Snowed part of P.M. I went down to Jimís in P.M. Billy here all night.

Sun. Jan. 21

Warm, rained during night, foggy all day. We spent the day at Gramís. Billy struck for Lincoln St. in A.M. Here all night.

Mon. Jan. 22

Good day. Snowed some in early morn. Ma, Everett and I went down to Jimís in P.M. Jim up in A.M. Ben came home in P.M. Jack Tweedie brot him up to Jimís. Billy went to Taylorís.

Tues. Jan. 23

Clear, cold and windy. Dad went down to Mitchellís auction (the Hall place at West Bowdoin) while Billy took 2 pigs down to Farrarís to be butchered. Ma ate dinner with us then we went over there in P.M.

Wed. Jan. 24

Good day, partly cloudy, warmer. Billy led the bull down to Almon Farrarís to be killed in A.M. then went after him at night and delivered one quarter to Louis Taylor. Ma came over to dinner then we went over there to supper. Began snowing in eve.

Thurs. Jan. 25

Snowed part of day and wind blew the roads full. No mail. We went over to Grams in P.M.

Fri. Jan. 26

Good day. We went over to Gramís to dinner. Billy went to Falls for Jim. Ma, Dad and Billy over in eve.

Sat. Jan. 27

Gram and Gramp ate dinner here and we ate supper over there. I went down home in P.M. Billy went to Webster in P.M.

Sun. Jan. 28

Good day. Dad took Ben to Falls about 8 A.M. Billy here all night.

Mon. Jan. 29

Windy and cold. Ma went down home in A.M. Billy here all night..

Tues. Jan. 30

Clear, windy and cold. Billy went to Falls with load of wood and stayed here all night.

Wed. Jan. 31

Good day. I went down home to Jimís in morn. when Billy went to Falls with wood. Bill here all night.

Thurs. Feb. 1st

Nice warm day, partly cloudy. Billy went to Falls with wood then went up to Bill Coskery's after some wood he bot. Everett and I went down to Jimís in P.M. Billy here all night. Heard that Uncle Bill Small in Mass was dead.

Fri. Feb. 2nd

Lovely day. Everett and I went down to Jimís in P.M. Winter term of school closed. Billy went to Falls with wood in P.M. He stayed here all night.

Sat. Feb. 3rd

Little snow and sleet in A.M. Billy went over to Webster for week-end in P.M. Jim up in A.M.

Sun. Feb. 4th

Good day, very cold and windy in A.M. Billy came in P.M. and stayed all night here. I went down to Jimís in P.M. We spent the day at Grams.

Mon. Feb. 5th

Good day, cold. Ma came over to help wash in A.M. Bill and Dad yarded out wood from Bill Coskeryís with Jack Morgan. Bill here all night.

Tues. Feb. 6th

Good day. Ma over in P.M. Ma, E- and I went down to Jimís in P.M. Billy went to Falls with wood and stayed here all night.

Wed. Feb. 7th

Good day. Billy went to Falls with wood and stayed here all night. Everett and I went down to Jimís to meet Billy in P.M. Daniel Jaques buried.

Thurs. Feb. 8th

Cloudy most of day. Slightly squally in A.M. Everett sick with stomach disorders. Frances Buker called into Gramís to see us in P.M. Billy went to Falls with wood. Here all night.

Fri. Feb. 9th

Good day. Billy went to Falls with wood for Jim. He stayed here all night. Gram over in P.M.

Sat. Feb. 10

Snowed very little in A.M. then cleared away. Billy struck for Webster in A.M. I went down home in morn.

Sun. Feb. 11

Partly cloudy. Dad, Everett and I went over to Deliaís (on Fred Youlandís place) Billy rode up home with us from West Bowdoin and stayed here all night. Ben went to Dixvale on a birch job for Leon Sylvester.

Mon. Feb. 12

Nice day. Billy cut and hauled wood for Dad. He went to Bill Coskeryís in eve. Here all night.

Tues. Feb. 13

About 6 inches more snow fell. Jim sick so Billy did his chores. I went down home in P.M. on snow shoes. Billy here all night.

Wed. Feb. 14

Snowed about 8 inches and wind blew a gale. No mail. Billy here all night. Wallace Rideout down to Gramís in P.M.

Thurs. Feb. 15

Good day but wind blew a gale. Billy went to Falls for Jim. He was here all night.

Fri. Feb. 16

6į below at Jimís, windy, very windy in night. Billy here all night. Nate Emmonsí wife brot to Lisbon from Vermont and buried this week.

Sat. Feb. 17

16į below at Jimís. Good day. Billy went to Webster for week-end. Catherine and Len married in A.M. and (up).

Sun. Feb. 18

Good day. 8į below at Jimís. Spent day at Gramís. Billy here all night. L.D. Small of Bowdoinham died. His son died last week.

Mon. Feb. 19

8į below at Jimís. Good day. Billy struck for Webster with ĒSpike and HarryĒ to haul wood. to the Falls he bot of Frank Curtis. Ma came over in the A.M. Gram, Everett and I went down to Jimís in P.M. Jim up in A.M. Beatrice Randal and Donald F. Mulhall married.

Tues. Feb. 20

Little warmer, partly cloudy. Ma came over in A.M. to help wash. I went down home in P.M.

Wed. Feb. 21

Good day. Ma and Dad had dinner over here.

Thurs. Feb. 22

Good day. Gram, E- and I went down to Jimís in P.M. Billy came at supper time. Here all night.

Fri. Feb. 23

Colder and windy in eve. Billy started for Gray in A.M. Dad and I went down home to Jimís in P.M. with butter and eggs.

Sat. Feb. 24

Good day. Everett and I ate supper at Gramís

Sun. Feb. 25

Good day. We spent day at Gramís. Alfred up in A.M. Billy came from Gray to Taylorís.

Mon. Feb. 26

Squally, few flakes of snow.

Tues. Feb. 27

Cloudy. Billy came in A.M. from Taylorís Ma, Dad and Billy over to dinner.

Wed. Feb. 28

Warmer. Snowed some most all day. Everett and I went down to Jimís in P.M. I fell down and hurt my back on way home. Billy went over to Webster in late P.M.

Thurs. Mar. 1st

First warm springlike day. Ben came home in P.M. All done on the birch job at Peru. Billy, Ma and Dad over in eve. I was taken with grip.

Fri. Mar. 2nd

Lovely warm day. I was in bed all day. Ben went down home in P.M.

Sat. Mar. 3rd

Partly cloudy, then warm and sunny. Ben and Everett had supper at Gramís. All of them sick down home and several others in the vicinity.

Sun. Mar. 4th

A little snow, sleet and rain, very dark. Ben, Dad and Bill helped Jim do chores. Alfred up in P.M. Everett sick. Ma taken with grip.

Mon. Mar. 5th

Lovely day. Bill helped Jim and went to town meeting. Clear, cold, windy. I went over to Gramís first time since Thurs.

Tues. Mar. 6th

Mostly cloudy day. Ben washed in A.M. Billy over in eve. No mail.

Wed. Mar. 7th

Another blizzard. Cleared away in eve. Billy over in eve. No mail.

Thurs. Mar. 8th

No mail, windy. We spent part of day at Gramís

Fri. Mar. 9th

Good day. Billy went to Falls then to Webster for night.

Sat. Mar. 10

Damp snow fell most of A.M. We took supper over to Gramís. Ella and Roy planned to come home but Aunt Hattie was sick with erysipelas in her eyes and face. Ben when down home in A.M.

Sun. Mar. 11

Good day. We spent day at Gramís. Mr. Hervey in in A.M.

Mon. Mar. 12

Snowed most of day. No mail. Ben went back to Dixfield, rode down with Jim. Billy here all night.

Tues. Mar. 13

Warmer, cloudy. Spit snow very little. Billy here all night. Snowed about 4 in. during night.

Wed. Mar. 14

Squally. Billy cut wood on Morgan and hauled it up to Grampís in P.M. to get ready to take to the Falls. Billy here all night.

Thurs. Mar. 15

Nice clear day. Billy went to Falls with wood. Royís grandmother Davis very low. Billy here all night.

Fri. Mar. 16

Snowed little in early morn. then rained some most of day. Billy here all night.

Sat. Mar. 17

Nice day, warmer. Billy went over to Webster in P.M. for week-end. Ella and Roy came in P.M. Roy over in eve.

Sun. Mar. 18

Lovely day. Ella and Ma over in A.M. Ella and Roy went down to Jimís to supper. E- and I spent most of day at Gramís. Billy came in P.M. Billy here all night. Grandmother Davis died about midnight.

Mon. Mar.19

Rained part of A.M. Squally in eve. Ella and Roy went to Falls with Billy on load of wood. Ella got ride most of way with Wallace Rideout. Billy here all night. Trouble in Dixfield between Leon Sylvester, Comeau and Childs settled in favor of Sylvester. Jim up in P.M.

Tues. Mar. 20

3į above zero at Jimís, windy. I went down to Jimís in P.M. Billy here all night.

Wed. Mar. 21

Partly cloudy, warmer. Billy went to Falls with wood. Grandmother Davis buried at 1 P.M. Ella, Roy and Joe went to Raymond to funeral. Billy here all night.

Thurs. Mar. 22

Partly cloudy, warmer. Billy went to Falls with wood. Everett and I went up to Sade's in A.M. Billy here all night.

Fri. Mar. 23

Real warm. Billy went to Falls with wood. Stayed here all night. Aunt Fannie very sick with bronchitis.

Sat. Mar. 24

Rained very little in A.M. Billy went to Webster in morn. E- and I stayed over to Gramís all night. Wallace Small down.

Sun. Mar. 25

Clear, cold and windy. E- and I went down to Jimís in A.M. Jim came up in P.M. Billy here all night.

Mon. Mar. 26

Cold. Rev. J. True Crosby died at 5.30 A.M. age 76 yrs. Billy here all night. Aunt Hattie sick with erysipelas .

Tues. Mar. 27

Mostly cloudy and cold, windy. Billy hauled wood to town for Jim. Stayed here all night. Sarah Bernhardt died in Paris, 71 yrs.

Wed. Mar. 28

Very cold and windy, squally in late P.M. Billy went to town with wood for Jim. Stayed here all night.

Thurs. Mar. 29

Very cold. 6į below zero at Jimís, windy. Billy left in P.M. with ďBobĒ he had on trial from Harold Small. Mrs. Sheloske taken sick.

Fri. Mar. 30

Warmer, mostly cloudy. I went down to Jimís with eggs in P.M. Priest and Dr. up to Sheloskeís.

Sat. Mar. 31

Cold and windy. Snowed an inch or two during night. Billy here all night. Billy went to Ed Buker's after marriage license.

Sun. Apr. 1st

Clear and cold. Ma, Dad and Billy here to dinner. Miss Fenderson (teacher) came in P.M. Billy here all night. Edna went over home with Geo. and Nettie took care of kids.

Mon. Apr. 2nd

Cloudy most of day. Billy moving his things over to Linc Wheeler's place. Ma over in A.M. to help me wash.

Tues. Apr. 3rd

Partly cloudy, warmer, rained in eve. Billy moving things to L. W. Ďs place.

Wed. Apr. 4th

Partly cloudy, real warm.

Thurs. Apr. 5th

Rained part of A.M. first thunder of year during eve. and more rain and wind. Billy over in P.M. and took dinner with Gram. I rode down as far as Jimís with him (intended to go over to Lincís place to Billís and Amy's marriage. Lancaster driving mail forgot to leave Billís license Wed. and didnít come at all today so wedding put off). Mr. Hervey made long call over home in P.M.

Fri. Apr. 6th

Cleared away cooler and windy in A.M. Billy over in P.M. to get his license. He and Amy Taylor married in P.M.

Sat. Apr. 7th

Good day. Lancaster brot no mail to us. I went down to Jimís in late P.M. E- and I ate supper at Gramís

Sun. Apr. 8th

Rained part of day. Billy and Amy came over in morning intending to stay all day but her father, Wilbur and Frank Curtis came over in A.M. to help move piano so they went right back.

Mon. Apr. 9th

Good day, cold. Jim up in A.M. Billy here in A.M.

Tues. Apr. 10

Good day, cold. Ma over in P.M. Edna and June called on Ma and me in A.M. First time here for nearly 3 years. Clara West called on Ma.

Wed. Apr. 11

Snowed a little in morn. all gone at night. Billy and Amy spent day over here. Cold and cloudy.

Thurs. Apr. 12

Good day, cold and windy.

Fri. Apr. 13

Good day, cold and windy. I went down home in P.M. Billy in a minute in P.M.

Sat. Apr. 14

Good day, slightly warmer. I went down home in P.M.

Sun. Apr. 15

Partly cloudy. Ma and Dad went down to Jimís in A.M. Sade and Wallace called over home in P.M.

Mon. Apr. 16

3 or 4 in. of snow in ground in morning, cloudy most of day. Jim up in A.M.

Tues. Apr. 17

Good day. Billy over in P.M.

Wed. Apr. 18

Good day Ė cold and windy.

Thurs. Apr. 19

No school Ė Patriotís day. Billy and Amy over in P.M.

Fri. Apr. 20

Nice warm day. Wallace brot Sade down to Gramís in P.M. and came after her.

Sat. Apr. 21

First real warm day. Gram went down home in morn. to order a congoleum rug for her front room. Billy over in late P.M.

Sun. Apr. 22

Rainy most of P.M. and eve. Distant thunder. Ed Buker spent day over home. E- and I had dinner over there.

Mon. Apr. 23

Snowed part of A.M. E- and I went down to Jimís in P.M. Billy over in P.M. Gram Luke buried.

Tues. Apr. 24

Very cold, heavy wind and rain all day. Mrs. Coskery down in eve.

Wed. Apr. 25

Cloudy part of day Ė cold and windy.

Thurs. Apr. 26

Nice day, warmer. Miss Fenderson, E- and I went up to Coskeryís after supper to tell John ďNo SchoolĒ on Fri. then Everett stayed over at Gramís and we went down to Sheloskeís. Miss Fenderson went over to see Mr. Jean about taking her to Falls.

Fri. Apr. 27

Lovely day. Miss Fenderson left at 5.30 A.M. to go to Falls with Mr. Jean, from there to Bath to Teacherís County Convention. She came back with Mr. Jean at night.

Sat. Apr. 28

Began raining in A.M. Sade down to Gramís in morn. Geo. Harriman called into Gramís in P.M. after going to Falls with Jim.

Sun. Apr. 29

A terrible wind and rain during night washing out bridges and causing much damage. Rained most all Sun. night.

Mon. Apr. 30

Showery in P.M. Distant thunder. Billy came over to cut wood for Horace Bickford. and Amy came too. Everett, Amy and I went over to woods in P.M.

Tues. May 1st

Light April showers. Gram over in eve.

Wed. May 2nd

Partly cloudy, cool. Billy came over to cut wood for Horace. Clara went down to Center in eve. to entertainment with Jeans and Sheloskes.

Thurs. May 3rd

Good day, cool. Billy and Amy over to cut wood for Horace. Amy Everett and I went down to Morganís in P.M. then over in woods to meet Billy.

Fri. May 4th

Partly cloudy. Ma, E- and I went down to Jimís in eve. Clara went to Center to entertainment with Sheloskes. Billy and Amy over in A.M.

Sat. May 5th

Good day. Ben came home from Dixfield to stay. Billy over in A.M. to measure wood. Ezra Coffinís house burned at West Bowdoin.

Sun. May 6th

Good day. Billy came over in early morn. after Ma, Dad and Everett. Ben and I ate an early dinner then we walked over to Billís, our first visit. Heard that Bill Wilson died of shock. Ma and Dad over in eve. Annie Sheloske up to see Clara.

Mon. May 7th

Lovely day. Gram up to help me wash. Jim, Billy and Dad here in A.M. Ben and Everett went down home in P.M. Ma and I went up to Coskeryís in to her Larkin Club. Ben down to Morganís in A.M.

Tues. May 8th

Nice day. Ma spent the day up to Sadeís. E- and I went up in P.M. and called into Smallís on our way home. Ben went to Falls and Lisbon to see Lange and Bob Foster. Rode home with Mr. Jean.

Wed. May 9th

Rained hard in P.M. Ben spent A.M. at neighbors.

Thurs. May 10

Cold and partly cloudy. Some rain. Ben down home and to Morganís in A.M. Heard Frances Clark and husband had separated. Frances and two children in Sunapee with her mother.

Fri. May 11

Good day. Ben went to Bowdoinham and brot Karlís horse ďKittenĒ home. Billy went over to help Jim so Amy came and stayed all day. I went down to Jimís in eve. after butter. Ben down to Morganís in eve.

Sat. May 12

Rained part of day. Ben and Everett down to Morganís in P.M. Ma and Dad over in eve.

Sun. May 13

Cloudy. We had dinner at Gramís. Ben, E- and I went down to Coffinís in P.M. and home by Center. Annie and Lizzie Sheloske up in eve.

Mon. May 14

Nice day. Ben, E- and I went to Falls then up round Ed Trippís to see Delia and home by the Center. Billy in in morn. He and Frank Curtis began shingling down to Jimís. Ma and school marm had dinner here.

Tues. May 15

Cloudy most of day. Ma helped me wash. Ma, E- and I went down to Jimís in P.M. to get dandylions for greens. Rained some in late P.M. Ben and Mr. Morgan worked on Everettís wheel barrow.

Wed. May 16

Foggy, rained some. Everett went down in P.M. and brot his new wheel barrow home from Morganís. I went down to Jimís in eve.

Thurs. May 17

Alcide Coutureís brother-in-law came up to plow and get garden ready to plant. Nice day. Ben, E- and I went over to Billís in eve.

Fri. May 18

Good day. Ben, E-, Ma and I went down to Jimís in morn. Ben had Spike and Harry to work in A.M. and Bobby (Billís horse) in P.M. Miss Fenderson went to Sheloskeís in eve.

Sat. May 19

Nice day. Miss Fenderson went up to Coskeryís in P.M. Ben, E- and I went to Center in eve. Ma and Dad over in eve.

Sun. May 20

Good day. Ben, E- and I rode up to Litchfield Cor. by lower road and came home by upper. Had dinner at Gramís. Clara went down to Sheloskeís in P.M. Dad and Ben looked over Bill Coskeryís, McCarthyís places.

Mon. May 21

Rained part of day. Ben, E- and I went over to Billís in morn. to get ďBobĒ to work a while.

Tues. May 22

Good day. Cleared away in P.M. Dad led old ďMamieĒ up to Litchfield to Bill Allardís. Everett and I went up with team to meet him then took him down to Jimís. Ben down twice in P.M. to attend sow. Had to kill her. Andrew up in eve.

Wed. May 23

Good day. Ben working on garden. He and E- down home 2 or 3 times.

Thurs. May 24

Good day. Ma and I went down home in P.M. to get strawberry plants. Sade down in P.M. Clara and I went up to Coskeryís in eve. Dad over in eve.

Fri. May 25

Much warmer. Ben went to Falls in P.M. after flour and grain.

Sat. May 26

Slight shower in P.M. Distant thunder. Ben went down to Jimís in morn. Aunt Fannie and Guy made their first call on Gram in P.M. Clara, Everett and I went to ride in eve. up over Jack Byrnesí hill Ė round home by ďHappy CornerĒ.

Sun. May 27

Nice day. Ben, E- and I went to ride up round Adamsí old place to McCarthyís mill in A.M. Dick Sinclair, Billy and Amy over in P.M. Ben, E- and I rode down to Sheloskeís in eve. Andrew called to take Clara riding.

Mon. May 28

Lovely day. Gram helped me wash. Ben hauled wood down to Sheloskeís to be sawed. Mrs. Coskery down in A.M. and P.M. John fell out of a tree and hurt his foot.

Tues. May 29

Nice day. Ben hauled fitted wood home from Sheloskeís I went down with him one load. We took ďBobĒ over to Bills in eve the went to West Bowdoin. Andrew took Clara to Drama then to Bowdoinham to dance. Mrs. Coskery down in P.M.

Wed. May 30

Nice day, rained during night. Billy and Amy over in morn. Ben and I went down to Jimís after strawberry plants in P.M.

Thurs. May 31

Lovely day. Ben and Dad went to Mrs. Dupalís auction. Everett and I went down to Sheloskeís in P.M. and waited for them to come home. Gram spent the day at Bill Small's. Andrew took Clara to ride in eve. Merton sick with bowel trouble.

Fri. June 1st

Good day. Ben and Everett went down home then down to Mrs. Dupalís after 2 seated wagon, double harnesses and things they bot at the auction. Ben shod Spike and Harry in P.M. I went down to Jimís in P.M.

Sat. June 2nd

Nice day. Ben E- and I went down to Trufant's and took dinner. Andrew took Clara to ride in eve. Had fire in back of McCarthyís mill by Al Chaseís

Sun. June 3rd

Few sprinkles in A.M. the fair. Andrew took Clara to ride in eve. Ma and Dad went up to Rideoutís in eve.

Mon. June 4th

Lovely day. Ben went down to Arnoís to work, went to Falls after groceries for him. I went up to Coskeryís after supper.

Tues. June 5th

Heavy thunder shower in P.M. Ben worked for Arno.

Wed. June 6th

Rained in P.M. cleared up in eve then foggy. Ben blasted wood for Mr. Lange. Ben, E- and I rode over to Billís in eve. Pauline Schultz Jesseman died of shock following pneumonia after child birth at Bettsville, Ohio.

Thurs. June 7th

Cloudy. Ben left at 4.45 A.M. to go to Lisbon to see Bob Foster with Alfred and Ervin Darling. Deb had calf. Andrew came to take Clara to ride.

Fri. June 8th

Rained most of day. Ben went to Jimís twice. I went down in P.M. Jim came up in P.M. after calf.

Sat. June 9th

Rained part of day. Ben, E- and I went over to Otis Grayís in P.M. and home by Norman Curtisí and Center. Ma and Dad over in eve. Ben went down to Jimís in morn. Gene Purington and man came after wagon Ben bot at Mrs. Dupalís.

Sun. June 10

Lovely day. Ben went down to Jimís in A.M. Aunt Fannie, Uncle Guy and Frieda came down in P.M. Ma went back with them to make a visit over to Gray. Sade Rideout down in eve.

Mon. June 11

Good day. Ma went from Aunt Fannieís to Ellaís. Ben went to Falls for Mr. Arno. Jim up in A.M. Dad and I went over to Billís in eve.

Tues. June 12

Good day. Ben to work on wagon for Leon Sylvester. Clara went to ride with Andrew.

Wed. June 13

Good day. Ben worked for Sylvester. Clara and I went down to old camps to meet Ben.

Thurs. June 14

Good day. Ben worked for Sylvester. Rained very little in P.M. E- and I went down to Jimís in P.M. Clara went to ride with Andrew in eve.

Fri. June 15

Good day, partly cloudy. Clara had a picnic at the school house. Everett and I went. She went to ride with Andrew in eve. Ben worked at Falls.

Sat. June 16

Few sprinkles in P.M. Ben worked at Falls. Andrew took Clara to the 8.45 A.M. train for Dennysville. Gram came home and Ella with her in P.M. Ella stayed here all night.

Sun. June 17

Lovely day. Jim up to dinner. Billy and Amy over in late P.M. They all had supper here. Ernest and Sadie, Bert Wakely and his wife called in eve.

Mon. June 18

Nice day. Ben worked at Falls. Dad took Ella, Everett and me to Falls in P.M. to go to Gray.

Tues. June 19

Good day, very hot. Ella, E- and I went up to Dry Mills store in eve.

Wed. June 20

Good day, very hot.

Thurs. June 21

Slightly cooler. Ella went to store in A.M.

Fri. June 22

Nice day. Roy took Ella, Everett and me to the station and we spent the day in Portland. Went shopping in A.M. then to the ďStrandĒ. First time Everett went to moving pictures.

Sat. June 23

Nice day. Ben came in A.M. for week-end. We all went to Wilsonís pavilion to dance in eve.

Sun. June 24

Nice day. Ella went to church in A.M.

Mon. June 25

Nice day. Roy and Ella brot us to station to 8.50 A.M. car. Gram and Gramp over in eve.

Tues. June 26

Good day. Ben was at the Falls all day and I went down to Jimís in P.M.

Wed. June 27

Nice day Ė cooler. Ed Jordan down in A.M. to get Ben to do some horse shoeing. Ben, E- and I went down to Ralph William's saw mill in Topsham in A.M. Ben helped Jim plant in P.M.

Thurs. June 28

Good day. Ma and I went strawberrying over in their pasture in A.M. Ben worked down to Jimís in P.M. Dad and I went over to Billís in eve. Rainy eve.

Fri. June 29

Rained most of day. Ben worked up to Ed Jordanís shoeing horses and fixing mowing machine.

Sat. June 30

Lovely day. Ben and I went to Falls, form there down to Nellie's to dinner. Nellie, Lois, Mort- took us over to Brunswick after dinner then brot us home. Ben stopped at the Falls and brot team home. They took supper with us then went to Trufantís

Sun. July 1st

Nice day. Billy and Amy over most of day.

Mon. July 2nd

Partly cloudy. Ben Began working at Ralph Williamsí saw mill in Topsham.

Tues. July 3rd

Wed. July 4th

Distant thunder shower in eve. Billy and Amy spent the day here then went to fireworks at Falls in eve. Big Celebration there. Jim was up. We all ate dinner at Gramís.

Thurs. July 5th

Lovely day, cool and breezy. Ben at mill. Billy came down to begin our haying.

Fri. July 6th

Showery. Billy came over and did some haying. Amy came over in P.M. Ben and I went down to Jimís in eve. to take ďButtercupĒ to put in their pasture. Ben at mill.

Sat. July 7th

Cool and Showery in late P.M. E- and I went down to Sheloskeís to meet Ben. Ben at mill.

Sun. July 8th

Lovely day. Billy and Amy over all day. Jim up. Amy, Billy, Dad, Ben and I got in hay in P.M. Jennie Clark came in P.M. for visit. Willie Allen and Pauline Morgitan brot her up in Rayís truck. Sade down in P.M. and took supper with Gram.

Mon. July 9th

Lovely day. Ben went to Center but came back because Jack didnít go to work.

Tues. July 10

Good day. Ben went to work.

Wed. July 11

Nice day. Ben worked at mill.

Thurs. July 12

Nice day. Ma and Jennie spent day at Rideoutís. E- and I went up in P.M. Ben at mill. Jack smashed up his car demonstrating with John Pooler.

Fri. July 13

Good day. Ben at Mill. Ma, Jennie, E- and I went down to Jimís in P.M.

Sat. July 14

Rained some in P.M. Distant thunder. Aunt Fannie, Frieda and Guy down in P.M.

Sun. July 15

Rained part of day. Ben, E- and I went over to Billís then over to Delia Ewingís in P.M.

Mon. July 16

Rained most of A.M. Ben, Dad and Jim went up to Bill Smallís in A.M. Ben, E- and Jim went down to Sheloskeís. In P.M. Andrew took Ben, Dad, Jim and Bill Small to Rep. White in Bowdíhím Ridge and to Nate Doughtyís.

Tues. July 17

Lovely day. Ma went raspberrying down on Sheloskeís in P.M. Charlie, Catherine and Len came in P.M. Everett and I took Ben down to Ralph Williamsí sawmill in Topsham at 5 oíclock (A.M.) to work.

Wed. July 18

Nice day. We all had dinner and supper down to Gramís during the Clark visit.

Thurs. July 19

Hot day. Charlie, Len, Cat., Dad and Everett went to Falls in A.M.

Fri. July 20

Very hot. Billy and Amy over in eve.

Sat. July 21

Slightly cooler, good day. Charlie took Jim to Falls in morn. with butter and Dad took the team down to get 5 barrels and several boxes Uncle John had shipped down here after selling most of his household furniture. (2 weeks ago). Uncle John went to Lloydís room in Danvers, Aunt Laura was put in an Asylum and Aunt Alice put into a Mass. State Home. Uncle John in Salem hospital several days after falling on street.

Sun. July 22

Nice day. Jim up to dinner. Men all went down home in P.M.

Mon. July 23

Very little rain. Charlie, Jennie, Cat. and Len left in A.M. for Gray. Ben went to Lewiston with them then back to Falls and rode home with Henry Jean.

Tues. July 24

Nice day. Ben, E- and I went over to Billís in early morn. and got ďBobbyĒ to finish our haying. Ma and I went raspberrying in P.M. on Sheloskeís by pond.

Wed. July 25

Rained most of day. Jim up in A.M. Ma sent a permit for Aunt Alice to leave the Mass. State Home. Ben went to Ctr. in P.M.

Thurs. July 26

Nice day. I helped Ben get in hay.

Fri. July 27

Partly cloudy. Ma and I went blueberrying in P.M. on Bill Smallís.

Sat. July 28

Rained most of day. Ben went to Falls. Billy over in P.M. William Henry born about 11.45 A.M. Mrs. Taylor with Amy.

Sun. July 29

Heavy mist most of day. Ben, E- and I went over to Billyís in A.M. Dad went to Falls with Andrew Sheloske in P.M. to meet Uncle John, Lloyd and Aunt Alice. Billy over in P.M.

Mon. July 30

Cloudy most of day. Billy over in morn.

Tues. July 31

Cloudy most of day. Ben and Everett took me over to Billís early in morn. so Mrs. Taylor could go home and I stayed with Amy and William. Billy came over home in P.M. and Everett came back with him and stayed til Ben came after me. Ma, Dad, Uncle John, Lloyd over in eve.

Wed. Aug. 1st

Clear in P.M. then heavy fog set in in eve. Ben and E- went over to Billís. He came over with ďBobĒ and helped Ben get in hay. Ma, Aunt Alice, Uncle John, Lloyd and I went raspberrying down on Sheloskeís and called on Edna.

Thurs. Aug. 2nd

Fair most of day. I stayed over with Amy. President Harding died at San Francisco very suddenly. Thot to be apoplexy.

Fri. Aug. 3rd

Showery in P.M. Lloyd here to dinner and helped us get our last load of hay. Ben, E- and I went over to Billís in late P.M. with Bobby, rack and machine.

Sat. Aug. 4th

Thunder shower in P.M. Ben cut wood part of day. Grace Trufant and Bert Coombs married.

Sun. Aug. 5th

Distant thunder in P.M. Ben, E- and Gram went over to Billís in A.M. Sade down in eve. Gramp and Jim went blueberrying up on Bill Smallís

Mon. Aug. 6th

Ben went back to work for Ralph Williams. Nice day. Mr. Hickey called on us in A.M.

Tues. Aug. 7th

Very little rain in A.M. Ben at mill. Annie Hall, Mabel Pooler, Charlie, Jr. Doris and Frances over in P.M. and went blueberrying up on Bill Smallís with Ma, Uncle John Everett and me.

Wed. Aug. 8th

Cloudy in morn. then cleared away cool and windy. E- and I went blueberrying in A.M. Ben at mill.

Thurs. Aug. 9th

Lovely day. Ma and Uncle John spent the day at Billyís. Aunt Alice stayed with me. Ben at mill.

Fri. Aug. 10

Good day. President Warren G. Harding buried in his home town (Marion, Ohio). Business all stopped and services held all over U.S.A. Ben at mill. Gram, E- and I went down home to Jimís in P.M.

Sat. Aug 11

Good day. Ben at mill. Ella and Roy came in P.M. for week-end. Billy and Amy and Wm. Jr. came in eve. for visit. Mr. Hickey came in eve. to play.

Sun. Aug. 12

Rained hard in eve. Jim up all day. Billy and Amy went home in P.M. Billy and Dad went over to do Billís chores in morn. Ina and John Henry Doughty and baby and Luella called in P.M. Hickey down in morn. to get horse shod.

Mon. Aug 13

Cleared away in morn. Ben took Ella and Roy to the Falls in P.M. Gram, Aunt Alice, E-, and I went bluberrying in P.M.

Tues. Aug. 14

Good day. Ben went to Ctr. in late P.M. E- and I went up to Pratt place where Billy, Wilbur and his father were haying.

Wed. Aug. 15

Good day. Ben went away in A.M. Ma, Uncle John, E- and I went up to Pratt place in P.M. I went up to Coskeryís. Billy finished haying on Pratt place.

Thurs. Aug. 16

Lovely day. Uncle John did chores while Ben was gone. Billy began helping Dad and Jim hay. Ben went up to Folsomís and stayed all night.

Fri. Aug. 17

Good day. Captain John Potter spent the day at Gramís Ben came home in P.M. Gram, Gramp and Uncle John over in eve.

Sat. Aug. 18

Good day. Ben worked at mill. Saw airplane.

Sun. Aug. 19

Sprinkled very little. Mr. Hervey down in P.M. to have horse shoe nailed on. Miss Black (new teacher) came to look school house over. Ben went down to Morganís in eve.

Mon. Aug. 20

Nice day. Ben worked at mill 3 airplanes went over. 21 airplanes went from Virginia to Bangor.

Tues. Aug. 21

Good day. Ben worked at mill. Ma, E- and went blueberrying in A.M. Billy in in P.M. Heard Clara Danforth and Dennis Leavitt were married.

Wed. Aug. 22

Cold and windy. Ben worked at mill. Uncle John, E- and I went down to Jimís in P.M.

Thurs. Aug. 23

Very cold and wind blew. Frost in several localities. The airplanes went back toward Portland. Gram, Uncle John, E- and I went up to Lesterís in P.M. Gram, Aunt Alice, Gramp and Uncle John over in eve. Ben worked.

Fri. Aug 24

Good day. Ben worked at mill. I went down to Jimís in P.M.

Sat. Aug. 25

Rained very little in A.M. Ben worked at mill. Billy took Jim to Falls in truck.

Sun. Aug. 26

Lovely day. Ben, Uncle John, E- and I went over in our back lot in P.M. Bill Coskeryís house broken into in late P.M.

Mon. Aug. 27

Good day. Ben worked at mill.

Tues. Aug. 28

Rained little during day and a lot in night. Amy and baby spent the day at Gramís. Billy working at Jimís. Ben at mill.

Wed. Aug. 29

Cleared away warmer. I went down home in A.M. after plums. Ben and E- went to Center to have horse shod in P.M. I went up to Sadeís. Leonard Crossman and Irene Poland married.

Thurs. Aug. 30

Lovely day. Sade rode down with meat man (Mr. Scott from Gardiner). Ben at mill.

Fri. Aug. 31

Nice day, much warmer. Ben at mill. E- and I went to Falls with Mr. and Mrs. Hervey in P.M.

Sat. Sept. 1st

Distant thunder shower in P.M. Aunt Fannie and Guy down in P.M. I went down to Jimís in morn. Ben at mill. Lloyd and Mr. Englefried arrived from Danvers. about 8 P.M. Stayed here all night.

Sun. Sept. 2nd

Cloudy part of day. Lloyd, Mr. Englefried and Uncle John rode to Falls in P.M.

Mon. Sept. 3rd

Partly cloudy. Lloyd and Mr. Englefried left in morn. to go home. Ben at mill. Three Black girls from Litchfield here in A.M. ďThe OutlawĒ from Greene here to go blackberrying. Ate dinner under the trees. Party from Bleachery Hill broke down over by Gramís.

Tues. Sept. 4th

Beautiful day. Ben at mill. Helen Black came to begin school. Saw Harry Uphamís marriage to Lillian Coombs in paper.

Wed. Sept. 5th

Lovely day. Ben at mill.

Thurs. Sept. 6th

Nice day. Ben at mill.

Fri. Sept. 7th

Nice day. Ben at mill. Alfred jammed his finger at the mill. He came up in eve. to get Ben to dress it. June up to dinner Gram. Sade down in A.M. Ma and Uncle J. over in eve.

Sat. Sept. 8th

Nice day. Ma and Uncle John rode down with Jim and went on their trip to Greene and from there to Gray. E- and I went down to Jimís in morn. Ben at mill. Aunt A. over in eve.

Sun. Sept. 9th

Cloudy part of day. Gramp and Aunt A. over to dinner.

Mon. Sept. 10

Lovely day. Ben worked at mill. Billy began cutting wood on Wallace Smallís lot he bot of McCarthy. and hauled to the Falls. Ate dinner here.

Tues. Sept. 11

Lovely day. Ben worked at mill. Billy ate dinner here.

Wed. Sept. 12

Good day. Ben at home (with rheumatism) We went over to Billyís in eve. Billy called in in A.M.

Thurs. Sept. 13

Good day. Ben at home. We went down home in P.M. then I went over to Sheloskeís on errand for Bill Batchelder.

Fri. Sept. 14

Good day. Ben wen to mill to work. E- and I went down home in P.M.

Sat. Sept. 15

Nice day. Ben worked at mill.

Sun. Sept. 16

Cloudy most of day. Gramp, Aunt Alice and Jim here to dinner. Ben, Everett and I rode over to Taylorís in P.M. to see live coon. Stateís Prison at Thomaston burned.

Mon. Sept. 17

Good day. E- and I went down to Williamsí mill with Ben to bring home pair of horses to work a few days.

Tues. Sept. 18

Good day. Ben began moving timber from Groverís old mill to make him a blacksmith shop. Gram and Uncle John came home from Greene Ė Gray visit.

Wed. Sept. 19

Good day. Ben still moving. Ma and I went down to Jimís and down picking cranberries in P.M.

Thurs. Sept. 20

Partly cloudy. Ben and Uncle John moving timber. Uncle John here to dinner. I went to Ctr. in P.M. after grain. Began raining in eve. Mr. Morgan up in P.M. to repair the corner of our ell.

Fri. Sept. 21

Rained part of day. Ben down to Jimís in A.M.

Sat. Sept. 22

Cloudy most of day. Mr. Parker from Green brot Alice and John down in A.M.

Sun. Sept. 23

Partly cloudy. Ben went down to Jimís in in A.M. after water and went back and brot Amy and baby over in P.M. Ed Buker and Jim to Gramís for dinner. Aunt Fannie, Guy and Frieda down in P.M. Mrs. Whitney moved from Aunt Fannieís to Davis Ave. Romeo Jean called to see Alice and John. Rained during night.

Mon. Sept. 24

lovely day. John went with Ben when he took the horses back to Ralph Williamsí mill. Gramís folks all came over in eve. Ralph Williams and Bill Booker here in eve. 81į at Gramís at 3 P.M.

Tues. Sept. 25

Good day. Ben went down to mill and brot the horses up here again. Ben took us on hay rack ride in eve. over to Billyís, Gram, Gramp. Uncle J., Aunt Alice, Alice, John, Everett and I. Didnít find Billy at home so we drove over to Louis Taylorís and down to Frank Curtisí. Verna Taylor had 10 Ĺ lb. girl. Martha Williams died.

Wed. Sept 26

Good day. Ben hauled out wood for Gramp. Romeo Jean over after John and Alice in the eve. to take them to his house.

Thurs. Sept. 27

Partly cloudy. Dad took John and Alice to Falls to go to Ellaís.

Fri. Sept. 28

Heavy thunder shower in late P.M. Amy and Wm. H. over in morn. Martha Williamsí funeral held from church in P.M.

Sat. Sept. 29

Nice warm day. Ben, E- and I went down home in morn. Ben ploughed rest of day. Ben went to Morganís in eve.

Sun. Sept. 30

Good day. Ben, E- and I went over to Billyís in P.M.

Mon. Oct. 1st

Rained part of day., very cool. I went to Ctr. after grain in P.M. Snow in Gardiner, Me., Lynn, Mass. and N. Y.

Tues. Oct. 2nd

Lovely day. Dad over in eve. Chas. Bubier called in to see us on way home from Litchfield Fair and Willis Goss and Ethel called.

Wed. Oct. 3rd

Nice day. Vivian Harriman called in P.M. Lyman Alexander called in P.M. Ben went up to Bill Smallís in eve.

Thurs. Oct. 4th

Partly cloudy. Shower in late P.M. I went over in woods in P.M. with Ben and E-. Sade called.

Fri. Oct. 5th

Cool and windy. Ralph Williams came up in morn and stayed to dinner. Ben, E- and I went down to Jimís in P.M. after wheel harrow.

Sat. Oct. 6th

Nice day.

Sun. Oct. 7th

Cool and windy. Frances Buker made Gram a long call in the morning on her way home after a visit over night with Sade. I went to Falls in P.M. to meet Ella.

Mon. Oct. 8th

Good day. I did my washing over to Gramís to save water. Ella and I went up to Sadeís in eve.

Tues. Oct. 9th

Nice day. Ben took the horses down to Williamsí in morn. Billy and Amy over in eve.

Wed. Oct. 10

Lovely warm day. Ella, E- and I walked over to Billyís in P.M. and back. Ben and Uncle John dug out our spring.

Thurs. Oct. 11

Nice day. Ben, Ella and I went to Topsham Fair with Andrew and his father. E- stayed with Gram. Six month old baby died up to Bill Rideout's.

Fri. Oct. 12

Nice day. Dad took Ella to Falls in A.M. Ben, E- and I went down to Williamsí mill after the horses. Aunt Laura died at Westboro, Mass.

Sat. Oct. 13

Good day. Ben plowed down to Jimís.

Sun. Oct. 14

Good day. Ben and Dad worked on our spring. Babyís funeral up to Rideoutís. Thunder shower in eve.

Mon. Oct. 15

Partly cloudy and cooler. Ben and I took the horses back to Williamís mill then went to Falls. I had 3 teeth pulled by Dr. Ellis. Ben had one pulled. Everett stayed with Gram. Jim brot up word in early morn that Aunt Laura was dead. Uncle John left on the 10.55 A.M.

Tues. Oct. 16

Lovely day. E- and I took Ben to Falls in morn. to go to Bath to serve on the Grand Jury. We came back to Billís to see Wm. Henry. Dad helped do chores.

Wed. Oct. 17

Lovely warm day. Aunt Lauraís funeral held at chapel at Greenlawn Cemetery. Ben came home from Bath in P.M. Amy and Wm. Henry over in P.M. Billy and Ed Giguere over in A.M. to look over Cornish lot.

Thurs. Oct. 18

Rained most of day. Dad over in eve.

Fri. Oct. 19

Rained most of A.M. Ben and E- went down to Jimís to get ďButtercupĒ in morn. We went over to Gramís in eve. Very warm.

Sat. Oct. 20

Rained part of A.M. Good in P.M. Uncle John got home. (Came to Frank Allenís Thurs. and visited til Sat.) Ben went to Litchfield Cor. in A.M.

Sun. Oct. 21

Lovely day. Billy and Amy over all day. All spent day at Gramís.

Mon. Oct. 22

Good day. Ben and E- went to Ctr. in P.M. Gram and I went down to Jimís. Ben went down to Morganís in eve. Gram over in eve.

Tues. Oct. 23

Began raining in late P.M. Cold and cloudy. Ben, E- and I went over to Billís in morn.

Wed. Oct. 24

Rained most of day. Jim up in A.M. Ben went down to Jimís and Morganís in P.M. and to Grampís in eve.

Thurs. Oct. 25

Mostly cloudy. Ben worked at Williamsí mill. Dad over in eve.

Fri. Oct. 26

Nice day. E- and I took Ben to the Ctr. at 5.15 A.M. He rode from there down with George Rogers. Ma, E- and I went up to Mrs. Coskeryís in P.M. Ernest Leonard Purvis born in P.M.

Sat. Oct. 27

Good day. Three Hungarianís drowned on the Durham side of bridge when their car went thru fence into river.

Sun. Oct. 28

Good day. Billy and Amy over. Jim up to dinner. Dr. Burr called to see Amy on his way home from Bill Smallís.

Mon. Oct. 29

Nice day. Bill Small died in P.M. Ma over with Dad in eve.

Tues. Oct. 30

Cloudy and foggy most of day. Cleared off windy in late P.M. Everett and I rode down to Jimís with Jim and June in P.M.

Wed. Oct. 31

Cloudy and cold. ďMossyĒ Skelton brot Ben home in eve. All done for Ralph Williams. Helped him move from Dugas lot in Topsham to Jacques lot in Bowdoin.

Thurs. Nov. 1st

Lovely day. Ben and E- went to Jacques lot to get Benís clothes. Ben, Dad and Jim went to Bill Smallís funeral at West Bowdoin Church.

Fri. Nov. 2nd

Nice day. Ma and Dad over in eve.

Sat. Nov. 3rd

Lovely day. Ben brot E- and me to Falls to 9.15 car to go to Gray. We walked up most of way. Ella went to rehearsal in eve.

Sun. Nov. 4th

Lovely day. Ella went to Church. Roy, Ella. E- and I went down to Aunt Hattieís in eve.

Mon. Nov. 5th

Lovely day. Very warm. We went up to store in P.M.

Tues. Nov. 6th

We went up to store in P.M. Pa Mc- went to Portland.

Wed. Nov. 7th

Rained part of day. Roy went to Cor. in A.M. then he and E- went to Mills after sawdust.

Thurs. Nov. 8th

Cloudy most of day. Ella, E- and I went down to Aunt Hattieís in P.M. Pa Mc came home. Snowed very little in eve.

Fri. Nov. 9th

Nice day. Roy and Ella brot E- and me to the 9.50 A.M. car. Ben met us at the Falls. Gram had dinner all ready for us at her house. Dad and Uncle John and Aunt Alice came over in eve.

Sat. Nov. 10

Good day. Ben went to West Bowdoin and Ctr. in A.M.

Sun. Nov. 11

Cloudy. We had dinner at Gramís. Jim and Edna and kids came to dinner. Ben, E- and I went over to Billís in P.M. Dad over in eve.

Mon. Nov. 12

Good day. Ben at home working.

Tues. Nov. 13

Cloudy. Ben helped Jim kill pig in A.M. and went to Williamís mill in P.M.

Wed. Nov. 14

Good day. Ben worked at mill. E- and I went over to Billís in P.M. Dad over in eve.

Thurs. Nov. 15

Cloudy. Ben at mill. Billy at Gramís to dinner. He and E- went to Ctr. in P.M. Dad over in eve.

Fri. Nov. 16

Partly cloudy. Ben at mill. E- and I went down to Jimís in P.M.

Sat. Nov. 17

Nice warm day. Ben at mill. Bill over in P.M. Uncle Israel came up with Jim from Falls. Lena Rideout sick.

Sun. Nov. 18

Cloudy. Very few sprinkles. Ben and E- took Billy, Wm. Henry and Amy to Falls to go to Gray. I rode over to Billís with them to bring the pup home. Ralph Williams came up to look our lumber over. Had dinner here. E- went down to Jimís with Gramp in P.M. Jim up in A.M. Ben went over to see Uncle Israel in eve.

Mon. Nov. 19

Cold and windy. Ben worked at mill.

Tues. Nov. 20

Good day, milder. Ben at mill.

Wed. Nov. 21

Partly cloudy, warmer and windy. Ben at mill. Mr. Harmon (minister from West Bowdoin) called in P.M. Uncle Israel over in eve.

Thurs. Nov. 22

Rained a little in A.M. Cleared away in P.M. Ben opened Rickerís shop at Litchfield and shod horses. Dad and E- went to Litchfield in P.M. after grain with Bobby. I went down to Jimís in P.M.

Fri. Nov. 23

Mostly cloudy. Ben worked down to Williamsí . E- and I went down to Jimís in P.M.

Sat. Nov. 24

Rainy day. Uncle Israel went to the Falls with Jim. Ben went over to McCarthyís mill in A.M.

Sun. Nov. 25

Rained most of day. We spent day at Gramís

Mon. Nov. 26

Nice day. Ben worked at Williamsí. Jim up in A.M. Uncle John began cutting wood for us.

Tues. Nov. 27

Cloudy in A.M. Clearing in P.M. Ben and Dad went to Falls.

Wed. Nov. 28

Nice day. Ben worked at Williamsí.

Thurs. Nov. 29

Good day. Gram, Gramp, Aunt A- and Uncle John here to dinner. We went over there in eve. Ben and E- went down to Jimís in morn. after Harry and put sawdust round the house, then took him home at night. I went down to Jimís a few minutes after they came home from Bukerís. Mr. Coskery failing.

Fri. Nov. 30

Rained most of day. Heavy wind and rain at night. Ben went to Williamsí to work. Came home at 3 P.M. on account of rain.

Sat. Dec. 1st

Good day. Ben worked at Williamsí. Uncle John got lost over in our woods. Came out over by Hiram Smallís . E- and I went down to Jimís in morn. Ben helped Ralph and Emery Rideout load lumber at Pejepscot.

Sun. Dec. 2nd

Cloudy. Jim up to Gramís to dinner with us. Ben went over to Jeanís in P.M. Amy and Billy over in P.M. Dad over in eve.

Mon. Dec. 3rd

Rained little in early morn. Ben went to work about 7.30. Uncle John picked rocks on piece back of house and made stone wall.

Tues. Dec. 4th

Good day. Mr. Coskery died in A.M. Ben worked.

Wed. Dec. 5th

Rained most of day. E- and I went down to Jimís in A.M. June came up home with us. and stayed til after dinner. Jim and Dad went up to Coskeryís to funeral services. Body sent to West Newbury, Mass. for burial.

Thurs. Dec. 6th

Rained in A.M. Ben whitened the dining room. Jim up in P.M. Ben and E- went up to Bill Batchelderís in P.M.

Fri. Dec. 7th

Lovely warm day, no frost. E- and I went down to Fultonís corner when Ben went to work and spent the day down to Trufantís. Nellie and Mort keeping house while her father was waiting for housekeeper. Gram Spencer living with Grace and Bert up in Frank Bukerís house. E- and I rode up from Jacques place with Mr. Lamb and stayed with Grace til Ben came. Ma had house all warm.

Sat. Dec. 8th

Good day. Ben at mill.

Sun. Dec. 9th

Partly cloudy. Ben, E-, Uncle John and I went over in woods in A.M. Ben went down to Jimís with cow in P.M. Jim up to Gramís to dinner. Dad over in eve.

Mon. Dec. 10

Good day. Ben at mill.

Tues. Dec. 11

Cleared away in A.M. Squally and cooler in P.M. About 4 in. of snow fell during night. Ben at home.

Wed. Dec. 12

Good day, warm. Ma over in eve. Ben at mill.

Thurs. Dec. 13

Partly cloudy. Ben at mill. Billy over in P.M. Billy, Ma, E- and I went down to Jimís. Dad over in eve.

Fri. Dec. 14

Good day, cold. E- and I went up to Sadeís in P.M. Ben went to Center to get Kit shod then down to mill and looked over McIverís lot and came home in P.M. Guy Card cut his head in woods.

Sat. Dec. 15

Good day. Ben at mill.

Sun. Dec. 16

Billy, Amy and baby over and spent day. Dad, Jim, Edna, June and Merton up in P.M. Dad and Ben looked over Dadís lumber in A.M.

Mon. Dec. 17

Good day. Ben at mill. Heard Lawyer Springer was teaching in L. F. H. school.

Tues. Dec. 18

Partly cloudy and cold. Ben at mill. Adelaide Beal and Frank Whittier married.

Wed. Dec. 19

Partly cloudy. Ben at mill. Mrs. Taylor, Amy and baby over in P.M. Jim came up to help Dad kill pig. June came up to dinner with Everett. Ma, E- and I went out in woods in P.M. to gather evergreens.

Thurs. Dec. 20

Partly cloudy. Ben at mill. Jim and June up in A.M. Bot half pig from Dad.

Fri. Dec. 21

Partly cloudy. Ben worked at mill. Everett and I went down to school house to Xmas tree in P.M. Helen Black, teacher. Conrad Jean was Santa Claus. Uncle Bert opened his new store in Auburn.

Sat. Dec. 22

Warm and cloudy. Lloyd arrived about 8.15 P.M. Andrew Sheloske met him at the Falls. Dad over.

Sun. Dec. 23

Rained very little. Lloyd, Uncle John, Jim, June and Gramp here in A.M. We went over there to dinner. Conrad Jean over in P.M.

Mon. Dec. 24

Snowed little in early morn. then cleared away. Lloyd over in A.M.. Ben at home. Dad went to Falls to 1 P.M. car to meet Ella and Roy. Billy and Amy came before supper. Jim, Edna and kids came up after supper and we had our Xmas tree. Ella and Roy stayed with us.

Tues. Dec. 25

Lovely in A.M. Cloudy in P.M. Andrew came up at 1.50 P.M. to take Uncle John and Lloyd to Brunswick to 5P.M. train. Jim went over to Bukerís after dinner. Billy and Amy went home in P.M. Ella and Roy stayed with us.

Wed. Dec. 26

Good day. Ella and Roy took dinner with Jim and Edna and stayed all night. Ma, E- and I ate dinner at Gramís Ben worked at mill. Gram, Gramp, Roy and Ella over in eve.

Thurs. Dec. 27

Nice day, colder. Gramp took Ella and Roy to Falls in A.M. Ben worked at mill. Gramp over in eve. E- and I went down to Jimís in P.M. and rode up with Amy. She came after apples. Sade down in P.M.

Fri. Dec. 28

Snowed hard all day Ė first big snow storm. Ben home. No mail. Everett sick.

Sat. Dec. 29

Good day but windy, first sleighing. ďBabeĒ died about noon. Sick 3 or 4 days. Ben went to Ctr. in P.M. and down home in eve. E- sick.

Sun. Dec. 30

Partly cloudy. Ben went down home in A.M. with Del. He took Dad over to Mr. Jeanís to see sick cow, then E- and I rode down to Jimís with him to telephone. We had dinner at Gramís. Jim up in P.M. with June. John Coskery down in morn. Amy chilled her toes going over to Ed. Giguereís

Mon. Dec. 31

Stormed part of day. Ben went to Ctr. and looking for a horse. 12į above nearly all day. Dad over in eve.

   
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