Diary of A.L.J. 1925

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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

1925

Thurs. Jan. 1st

Clear and cold. Ben in shop all day.

Fri. Jan 2nd

Good day, cold. Everett and I went down to Jim's in P.M. Ben worked in shop all day. Big snow storm in N. Y. Mrs. Nellie Ross of Wyoming and ďMaĒ Fergerson of Texas first lady Governorís in U.S.

Sat. Jan. 3rd

Snowed 3 or 4 inches. I went down to help Amy wash. Everett went down in P.M. Ben worked in shop all day.

Sun. Jan. 4th

Real warm and sunny. Ben finished Ed Adamsí sled and he came after it. Dad, Everett and I went down to shop. Ben, E- and I went out to ride in P.M. round ďHappy CornerĒ. Hickey called on us.

Mon. Jan. 5th

Lovely warm sunny day. Ben and Bill hauled hay from Bill Coskery's. Heard from Earle Randall who was spending winter in North Carolina.

Tues. Jan. 6th

Mostly cloudy. Ma spent the day at Jimís. Ben had rheumatism in his eyes.

Wed. Jan. 7th

Mostly cloudy. Ben left at 5.30 A.M. with Bill Coskery to take him to the 7 oíclock train at Bowdoinham (to go to Portland to hospital for examination). Ben and I took Topsy down to Karl's in P.M. Came back with Bryantís horse. Earle Marshall found dead in room in Buffalo, N.Y. Mrs. Holmes, his companion of Lynn, lived.

Thurs. Jan. 8th

Snowed about 2 in during night. Warm day. Cleared off cold at night. Ben worked down home in P.M.

Fri. Jan. 9th

Good day. Ben cut a little wood for Morgan and some for himself. Grace Card came down in P.M. to get me to go up to help her drive a burgler out of her chamber. Dad was at home all day. Killed some hens in P.M. Frances Bukerís birthday (22 yrs old). John Brown died, age 83 yrs.

Sat. Jan. 10

Nice day. Ben hauled wood with Bryantís horse Ė some for Bryant and some for ourselves. Ben and Everett went down to Jimís this A.M. with butter.

Sun. Jan. 11

Good day. Ben helped Wallace Small saw wood down to Billís in A.M. Jim up in A.M.

Mon. Jan. 12

Cold and cloudy, snowed very little.

Tues. Jan. 13

Snowed very little in A.M. I went down to Billís in A.M. I called to see Grace in P.M. when Ben went to Center.

Wed. Jan. 14

Good day. I called on Mrs. Risley after school. Ben hauled out wood with Bryantís horse. E- and I went.

Thurs. Jan. 15

Good day. Cold. Bill helped Hickey yard wood, 2 or 3 weekís job.

Fri. Jan. 16

Snowed most all day (6 in). Ben hauled wood with Bryantís horse.

Sat. Jan. 17

Good day. Ben took Mr. Bryant to Falls. Mr. B. went to Lewiston for few days to doctor for his heart. Ben helped Mrs. B. do chores.

Sun. Jan. 18

Clear, very cold. Alfred and Ervin called in A.M. Dad went down home in P.M. Everett and I went up to Grace Cardís in P.M. Amy, Lizzie Sheloske and Alfred came up after milk in eve.

Mon. Jan. 19

10į below in morn. 32į below at the Falls. Mr. Jean and Romeo sawed wood for us. I went down to Amyís in A.M.

Tues. Jan. 20

Snowed about 8 inches. Ben worked down to Jimís part of P.M. I went down to school after Everett in P.M. Amy up in eve. after milk. Bill hurt his knee.

Wed. Jan. 21

Nice day, warmer. I went down to Edna's in P.M. Jim led the bull down to Jim Cornishís to be butchered. Bill up in A.M.

Thurs. Jan. 22

Partly cloudy, 39į above, colder and windy in eve. Ben went to Litchfield Cor. in A.M. and up to Ed Jordan's I went down to school in P.M.

Fri. Jan. 23

12į below zero and wind blew a gale. First time the roads drifted in. Mrs. Risley didnít come to teach school. Ben took Everett down and went down after him. No mail.

Sat. Jan. 24

6į below zero. They broke out the roads. Ben went down to Jimís in A.M. Dad went down in P.M. and Ben and Everett took Mr. Bryantís horse and went down after him. Jim didnít try to go to the Falls. Amy and Bill and the babies came up few minutes in eve. Eclipse on the sun. 98% covered by moon. Saw real plain in A.M.

Sun. Jan. 25

Clear and warm. Jim up in A.M. Ben took Dad down home in P.M. then he took Everett and me on ride up to Verneyís Corner.

Mon. Jan. 26

Cloudy. I went down to Amyís in P.M. Ben worked in shop down to Jimís most of day. Jim made his weekly trip to Falls. Ben and Everett went down after Dad.

Tues. Jan. 27

Snowed about 3 inches. Ben worked in shop. Jim up in P.M. Guy Card here in P.M.

Wed. Jan. 28

Cold. Body of murdered man found under Houseís Bridge in Durham by Ralph Stackpole and crew cutting ice.

Thurs. Jan. 29

Cloudy, spit snow very little. Mr. Jordan came down with a pair of horses for Ben to shoe. John Small and Milton came up in P.M. to see ďButtercupĒ.

Fri. Jan. 30

Snowed and blowed terribly. No mail. No school.

Sat. Jan. 31

Men broke out roads. Nice day. No mail. Everett and I went down to Billís in P.M. Ben went down to Jimís in P.M. Jim didnít go to Falls.

Sun. Feb. 1st

Good day, milder. Ben, Everett and I went up to Sade's in A.M. to see about buying hay and we went down to Alcide Coutureís in P.M.

Mon. Feb. 2nd

Colder, snowed about 10 inches. Ben went up to Ed Jordanís, to Litchfield Cor. then back to Hank Brownís after a load of hay. Jim made his trip to Falls.

Tues. Feb. 3rd

Nice day. The men broke out roads. Ben, E- and I went down to Jimís at noon after groceries. Ben and Dad went down to Morganís in eve. Amy came up after milk.

Wed. Feb. 4th

Good day. Ben worked in shop at Jimís in A.M. Mr. Boucher went to Falls to bring Mr. Bryant home.

Thurs. Feb. 5th

Good day. Man found murdered in Durham proved to be David Cheney of St. Johnsbury, Vt. Ėcook Ė age 24. Canadian snowshoers arriving in Lewiston for big celebration.

Fri. Feb. 6th

Nice warm day. Winter term of school closed. Ben went up to Ed Jordanís and up to Hank Brownís after hay.

Sat. Feb. 7th

Lovely warm day, 44į above. Jim went to Gray for week-end. Billy did the chores. Ben and Everett went down to Jimís in morn then they went up to Brownís after hay. E- and I went down to Jimís in P.M. and stayed all night with Edna.

Sun. Feb. 8th

Beautiful day, 48į above. Ben, E- and I went up to Ed Jordanís in A.M. Mrs. Jack Byrnes spent the winter up there. I stayed with Edna all night. Tom Lawson died.

Mon. Feb. 9th

Good day. 52į above. Ben and Everett went up to Hickeyís after load of wood and hauled it to Arnoís for Bill with Bob and Mrs. Taylorís Mary. Lewis helping Bill cut lumber on ours. Amy up in P.M. Grace and kids down in P.M. Jim came home from Gray.

Tues. Feb. 10

Heavy fog, very warm, little rain. Heard Harry Briggs had infantile paralysis. Old ďDelĒ sick.

Wed. Feb. 11

Heavy fog, warm and few light showers. Jim up in A.M. Thunder heard in Gray.

Thur. Feb. 12

Fog and rained most of day. Sleighing ruined. Much damage done by high water. Dad spent the P.M. at Billís. Alfred finished his work at West Paris and came home.

Fri. Feb. 13

Cleared away slightly cooler. Ben made Everett some skis. Jim, June and Merton called up in P.M. Frances Buker called in P.M. Ben, E- and I went over in woods in P.M. to trim tops.

Sat. Feb. 14

Lovely day, warm. E- and Ben went up to Ed Jordanís and Litchfield Cor. in A.M. Ben shod Guyís horse down to shop in P.M. E- and I went down to Billís in P.M. Bill and Alfred cutting wood for Horace Bickford.

Sun. Feb. 15

Rained and snowed some in P.M. Edna went over home and left June and Merton here to spend the day. Jim and Ed Buker here to dinner.

Mon. Feb. 16

Good day.

Tues. Feb. 17

Cloudy, snowed some in P.M. Ma spent the day at Jimís. Ben shod Bill Rideout's horse in A.M. Funeral services for Floyd Collins who was imprisoned 69 ft. under ground at Carie City, Kentucky held. Body never recovered, Imprisoned 18 days.

Wed. Feb. 18

Nice day. Slightly cooler. Everett and I went down to shop in A.M. Everett and Ben went down to shop in P.M. I went down to Billís in P.M. Anna Harris and Douglas Taylor married.

Thurs. Feb. 19

Good day. warm. Ma spent the day at Sade Rideoutís. Everett and I went up to Grace Cardís in P.M. Ben worked in shop down to Jimís. Lena Rideout sick. Called in Dr. Plummer and Dr. Goss.

Fri. Feb. 20

Lovely warm day. Billy and Dad left the Falls on 2.15 car for Gray. Alfred took them down. Mrs. Taylor came over to stay with Amy. I took the milk down to Billís in eve.

Sat. Feb. 21

Partly cloudy, about 40į all day and all night. Ben worked in shop and helped Alfred water up down to Jimís. I went down to Billís with milk in eve. Ma went down to Billís in P.M.

Sun. Feb. 22

Good day, warm. Little Jim Rideout had a horse drop dead out here by the corner (a $5.00 horse). Ben and Everett went to the Falls to get Dad and Billy. New York engineer in Bath looking over site for new bridge.

Mon. Feb. 23

Rained hard part of day. Ben worked in shop.

Tues. Feb. 24

Lovely warm day. Ben shod horses most of day. I went down to shop to get tools in P.M. Amy and kids up in P.M. to get Trixie.

Wed. Feb. 25

Cloudy. Ben worked down in shop in P.M.

Thur. Feb. 26

Rained part of day. Jim up in P.M. Heard that Gene Williamsí wife died when their baby was born. Snowed about 2 inches. Heavy gale. Lightning struck Kendallís barn full of pressed hay at Bowdoinham and burned it during P.M.

Fri. Feb. 27

10į above in morn. Ben worked down to shop part of P.M. for Charlie Rideout. Very windy.

Sat. Feb. 28

Cloudy and cold. Ben helped Dad do chores down to Jimís. Earthquake felt very plainly from Canada thru New England. about 9.20 P.M.

Sun. Mar. 1st

Snowed about 4 inches during P.M. and early eve. Ben went down to Morganís in P.M. Officers raided Bryantís house for the Frenchman that killed a man in Durham. Someone at the Centre mistook Mrs. Bryantís son (Eddie Gerow) for LeItalien.

Mon. Mar. 2nd

Nice day. Ben took Bryantís horse and took Dad, Jim, Bill and Jim Illingworth to vote. (Jim Ill- stopping at Billís.) Ben worked at shop in P.M.

Tues. Mar. 3rd

Nice day, 4į above in early A.M. Ben worked in shop. Nellie Rideout over here all the P.M. Several deaths and much property damage reported in Canada in vicinity of Quebec caused by Sat. Ė Sun. earthquake.

Wed. Mar. 4th

Good day, much warmer. Ben and Everett went to Lisbon Falls. Wallace Rideout here in morn. to get shoe nailed on. Calvin Coolidge inaugurated President of U.S. Charles G. Dawes, vice president. Col. John Coolidge (Calís father) attended and several other Vermonters (Calís native state).

Thurs. Mar. 5th

Warm and cloudy. Ben worked at shop. Grace Card, Pamela, Doris, Clyde and George down in P.M. Ben shod their old horse Dick.

Fri. Mar. 6th

Rained most of day. Ben worked in shop.

Sat. Mar. 7th

Lovely warm day, 46į. Ben worked in shop all day. Jim Illingworth left Billís. Albert LaFountain selling out Ė failed again in grocery store.

Sun. Mar. 8th

Rained and hailed a very little. Edna called in on her way over home and left June and Merton to spend the day. Ben went down to Jimís in P.M. Ben worked down to shop.

Mon. Mar. 9th

Lovely day. Everett and I went down to Jimís in P.M. Ben worked down to shop.

Tues. Mar. 10

Mostly cloudy. Everett and I went up to Sade Rideoutís in A.M. Ben worked in shop. Rained very little.

Wed. Mar. 11

Partly cloudy, 58į. Ben worked in shop in A.M. Ervin Darling up after Billyís milk.

Thurs. Mar. 12

Good day, cooler. Ben worked in shop P.M. Everett and I went up to Grace Cardís in P.M. Ben, Bill Rideout and Philip Goyotte worked on Billís scoot.

Fri. Mar. 13

Good day. Ma went down to Billís in P.M. Ben worked at home on Mr. Bryantís wagon making new body.

Sat. Mar. 14

Snowed about 8 inches during night and A.M. Ben went down to Billís in A.M.

Sun. Mar. 15

Much colder. 22į above in morn. Dad went down to Jimís in P.M. Lewis Taylor came home in P.M. with Amy and Bill to help cut wood.

Mon. Mar. 16

Nice day. Ben and Everett went up to Ed Jordanís and to Hank Brownís after hay with Bryantís horse in A.M. I went up to Grace Cardís then walked up as far as Wallace Stewartís to meet Ben.

Tues. Mar. 17

Snowed very little then rained. Jim up in A.M. with June and Merton. Ben worked in shop in A.M.

Wed. Mar. 18

Nice day. Ma spent the day at Jimís. Everett and I went down to Billís in morn. Edna invited us down in P.M. to ice cream. Ben worked down in shop. Terrible tornado in Ill. Ind. and Missouri. Over 800 dead, over 3000 injured.

Thurs. Mar. 19

Rained hard part of day. Everett and I went down to Morganís on errand in morn.

Fri. Mar. 20

Nice day. Everett went to shop with Ben in A.M. I went down to Jimís on errand at noon. E- and I went part way over to Jeanís to let them know that school wouldnít begin till the 30th. Ben worked in shop in P.M.

Sat. Mar. 21

Good day. Ben worked in shop most of day. Ma and E- went to Billís and Jimís in A.M.

Sun. Mar. 22

Good say. Ben worked in shop (shod horse for Bill Rideout) til 2.30 P.M. Everett and I went to shop to meet him. Gram and Gramp went up to Grace Cardís in P.M.

Mon. Mar. 23

Nice day. Ben worked in shop in A.M. Jim, June and Merton up in A.M. Ben, E- and I went up to Ed Jordanís in P.M. Bill got his Government check for Army service for eight hundred and 27 dollars.

Tues. Mar. 24

Real warm. Began taking banking away. Ben, Everett and I went over thru our lumber in morn. Ben worked in shop the rest of the day.

Wed. Mar. 25

Rained hard part of day. Ed Jordan down in A.M. Ben shod his horse at the shop.

Thurs. Mar. 26

Good day. We began cleaning the kitchen. Ben cut down the old August sweet by the driveway. Gram went down to Billís in morn. Ben whitened the kitchen ceiling.

Fri. Mar. 27

Partly cloudy. We tore off the paper on the kitchen and papered in P.M. Ben worked most of the day on the old walls. Thunder and rain during night.

Sat. Mar. 28

Showery in P.M. Thunder shower during night. Ben and Everett went to Ed Jordanís in P.M. to shoe horses and to Litchfield Corner. Gram and I finished cleaning kitchen. Louis Labbee and Guy Card here in P.M.

Sun. Mar. 29

Cloudy and colder. Jim up in A.M. I went down to Billís in P.M. Ben and Everett came down later.

Mon. Mar. 30

Rained some in A.M. Spring term began. Mrs. Risely called in P.M.

Tues. Mar. 31

Good day. Ben worked in shop part of day. E- and I went down to Jimís in P.M.

Wed. Apr. 1st

Good day. We cleaned the dining room. Ma went down to Jimís in A.M. Ben worked in shop part of day.

Thurs. Apr. 2nd

Nice day. Ma and Dad moved upstairs and we moved down. Ma spent the P.M. at Mrs. Herveyís and Rideoutís and took supper.

Fri. Apr. 3rd

Nice day. Dad went up to Lesterís in A.M. to see sick cow and over to Henry Jeanís in P.M. to see another. Amy and kids up in A.M. Ben hauled banking away and cleaned up rubbish.

Sat. Apr. 4th

Good day. Ben and Everett took butter down to Jimís in morn. Ben worked in shop in P.M.

Sun. Apr. 5th

28į above in morn. Ben, E- and I went down to Billís in A.M. and got Bobby and hay rack. Went down to Jimís then Ben and E- went up to Hank Brownís after hay. Edna, June and Merton called in and waited til George and Nettie came along. Ben, E- and I went over to Henry Jeanís in P.M.

Mon. Apr. 6th

Good day, warmer. Ben worked at shop with Mr. Jean on saw outfit. Fredric Meacham began school at our school. I went down to school house in P.M. We went up across Cadyís hill.

Tues. Apr. 7th

Warmer. I went down to Jimís with Ben in A.M. when he went to work at shop. I went over to Taylorís with Amy in P.M. and round by Guy Williamsí to see the fire. Started from brush fire Guy set.

Wed. Apr. 8th

Colder and windy. Ma went down to Jimís in morn. Dad went to Falls to meet Ella, Roy and Catherine on the noon car. Catherine Mc-Ďs first visit to Bowdoin.

Thurs. Apr. 9th

Good day. Ma, Ella and I called on Amy in A.M. Amy took Ella, Everett and me down to Jimís in P.M. with Bob.

Fri. Apr. 10

Showery in P.M. Ella and Roy took dinner with Edna and Jim. Roy and I went down to Billís in eve. Guy Card there. Someone broke out a window over to Bryantís (looking for cider).

Sat. Apr. 11

Lovely day. Ben, E- and Roy went over where Bill was cutting lumber in A.M. on Higgins place. Ella and I went up to Sadeís and Mrs. Herveyís in P.M. Frances Buker and Frances West called in P.M. Ben, E- and Roy went to Litchfield Cor. in P.M. Bill and Amy came up to supper.

Sun. Apr. 12

Showery during night, cleared away in A.M. cool and windy. Dad took Roy, Ella and Ma to Falls to 12.15 car. Ben shod horses in A.M. E- and I went down to Jimís in A.M. Charlie Coombsí came after his violin Ben repaired.

Mon. Apr. 13

Good day. Ben cut wood.

Tues. Apr. 14

Partly cloudy and windy. Romeo Jean helped Ben cut wood. Mrs. Risely called in P.M. to get Ben to put the stove pipe together at school. I went down to Amyís in P.M. Chas. Card taken to insane Hospital in Augusta.

Wed. Apr. 15

Showery in A.M. Billy up in morn. Dad and Bill hauled hay from Jimís for Dad in A.M. Ben in shop in A.M. Thunder shower in P.M.

Thurs. Apr. 16

Good day, cool and windy. I went up to Grace Cardís in P.M. No one at home. Ben hauled wood with Nellie Bryant.

Fri. Apr. 17

Good day, cool and windy. Ben went up to Barrettís (on Will Prattís place) in early morn. Walter Paul Curtis died about seven oíclock in the eve. I went down to Jimís and Billís in P.M. Ben had ďBobĒ to haul up fire wood.

Sat. Apr. 18

Lovely warm day. Mr. Jean and another French fellow sawed our wood. Ben and E- went down to Jimís in morn.

Sun. Apr. 19

Snowed hard all day. Ben shod Bob in morn. I went down to Jimís in P.M. Chas. Card died in morning at Augusta.

Mon. Apr. 20

Snowed during night and til 8.30 A.M. About 8 in. of snow. Thermometer down to 22į above and wind blew hard during night. No school. Dad went down to Jimís in P.M. Everett Jordan postponed the auction of Philipís.

Tues. Apr. 21

Nice warm day. Everett at home sick with cold. Lots of grip and pneumonia. Three other scholars out sick. Ben sick.

Wed. Apr. 22

Nice warm day, few patches of snow to be seen. Ben and Everett went up to Ed Jordanís in A.M. to shoe horse. I went up to Grace Cardís in P.M. No one at home.

Thurs. Apr. 23

Very warm. Everett out of school sick. Kinto went up to Grace Cardís in P.M. Amy up in P.M. I went to Jimís in eve. Danforth Verney dropped dead in Lewiston.

Fri. Apr. 24

Good day. I went up to see Pamelia (sick) in P.M. Everett out of school sick. Ben worked in shop. in A.M. Bessie Curtis and Mr. Boynton of Lynn engagement in paper.

Sat. Apr. 25

Cooler and windy. Ben went down to Jimís in morn. We set out two Rock maples in front of house in P.M. I went down to Jimís in P.M.

Sun. Apr. 26

Lovely day. Thermometer up to 75 at 2.30 P.M. Much damage done by fires over the state. Ben, Everett and I took a walk over thru Langeís wood lot in A.M. Bryant here in A.M. Louis Labbee here in P.M. to get a shave. Dad went down to Jimís in P.M. Ben had sick headache.

Mon. Apr. 27

Cooler and windy. Ben hauled manure with Spike and Harry. Amy in in late P.M.

Tues. Apr. 28

Much warmer. Wallace Rideout got a small car to make a truck.

Wed. Apr. 29

Cold and cloudy. Romeo Jean worked here with team getting garden ready to plant.

Thurs. Apr. 30

Cloudy and cold, fine mist and rain in late P.M.

Fri. May 1st

I went down to Jimís in A.M. Partly cloudy.

Sat. May 2nd

Few sprinkles in P.M. Karl came up after us with his car in P.M. We brot Topsy home. Gram came home after 3 weeks visit to Gray.

Sun. May 3rd

Partly cloudy. Ben and Everett went up to Hank Brownís with Topsy and Romeo went up with their team after hay. I went down to Jimís in A.M. Gene Burns here in A.M. Bert Mossman died in Belfast.

Mon. May 4th

Showery in P.M. Gramp, Gram and I went to auction over to Philip Jordanís place. We took dinner with Mrs. Ham and Charlie Rubio. Thunder showers during the night.

Tues. May 5th

Showery, thunder. Bill brot his Reo touring car home he bot of John Darling.

Wed. May 6th

April showers in P.M. Ben and I went up to Burnsí mill above Pottertown. Had dinner with Herman Overlock and his wife.

Thurs. May 7th

Bill, Ben and Ervin Darling went over to Burnís mill to work. Cold and cloudy. Ma went down to Jimís in P.M. Ed Jordan and his wife here in P.M.

Fri. May 8th

Partly cloudy, showery. I went down to Jimís in P.M. Bill and Ervin took Ben up to mill then went to Lewiston and went back after Ben at night. Wilbur Tarr began moving McCarthyís mill to old Higgins place.

Sat. May 9th

Partly cloudy. Everett and I went to Grace Cardís in P.M. and went up to meet Ben in eve. Bill had tires all renewed and stayed at Taylorís so Ben went to mill with Topsy.

Sun. May 10

Good day. Ben, E- and I spent most of day up to Ed Jordanís. Jim took dinner with Ma and Dad. Herman Overlock, his wife, Ralph McGarity and Bill Crowther here in P.M. Jim Fowler and wife and baby and her uncle here in eve.

Mon. May 11

Rained by showers all day. Ben, Billy, Alfred and Ervin went to work.

Tues. May 12

Good day. Gram went down to Billís and Jimís in P.M. Romeo Jean went to work up to Burnsí mill with Billís crew.

Wed. May 13

Lovely warm day. Ben went to work. I went down to Billís in P.M. Edna, June and Merton came up to Amyís then they all came up to see Gram. Edna went home with Jim after he and Gramp hauled up a load of hay. Amy went home when Bill came back. Grace Card brot her youngsters, made door yard call.

Thurs. May 14

Dad at home sick with cold. McCarthyís crew moved the boiler to Bill Rideoutís place. I went down to Jimís in A.M. Edna up in P.M. Ben at work at Burnsí mill.

Fri. May 15

Rained part of day. Dad at home. Ben went to Ctr. to take Topsy to shop.

Sat. May 16

Good day. Ben at mill. Dad went down to Jimís to work.

Sun. May 17

Rained some in morn. Ben went up to mill to get Ralph Williams' horses (Dick and Kit Ėblind mare). Had heavy wind and rain for few minutes in A.M. then cleared away cold. Everett and I went to Ctr. with Ben and left horses at Grange Hall. George Canham died at Mrs. Bowieís

Mon. May 18

Clear and windy. Ben at mill. Ma went down to Billís in P.M. Ralph Williams up in eve.

Tues. May 19

Good day. Ben at mill. Ma, E- and I went up to Sade Rideoutís in P.M. Aunt Alice went down to Jimís and Billís in P.M. Mrs. Emma Townes of Winthrop shot then the cottage she was in set on fire and her niece Miss Hayward kidnapped.

Wed. May 20

Lovely day. Ben at mill. Ma went down to Ednaís in P.M.

Thurs. May 21

Cloudy day. Rained some in P.M. Ben at mill. Grace called in A.M. Ma, E and I went out in woods in P.M. Ben sick so E- and I took milk down in eve.

Fri. May 22

Cloudy Ė cold. Ben at mill. Mill started on Rideoutís lot.

Sat. May 23

Cloudy. Ben at mill. Aunt Fannie, Uncle Guy, Frieda, Sarah Coburn and Nellie Wagg here in P.M. with their new closed in Reo. Ben went over to Jeanís in eve. E- and I went down to Jimís in A.M. Miss Haywardís body kidnapped from cottage on shore of Lake Maranacook found in camp about a mile and a half from there strangled to death in cottage owned by Jane Gray of Watertown Mass.

Sun. May 24

Billy up in A.M. Few spits of sleet and snow in early morn. Conrad Jean hauled a load of hay for us from Abel Grover's. Ben, Everett and I went over to Ralph Williamsí mill on the Anson Clark lot. and home by Ctr. in P.M.

Mon. May 25

Cold and cloudy, light showers. Ben at mill Harry A. Kirby wanted for murder of Miss Aida Hayward of Winthrop located in rooming house at Newburyport, Mass. Brot to county jail at Portland.

Tues. May 26

Warmer, showery. Ben at mill Harry A. Kirby taken from Portland to Augusta about 4 A.M.

Wed. May 27

Cool and light showers. Ben at mill. Heavy thunder shower up to mill and Litchfield Cor. Much hail.

Thurs. May. 28

Good day. Ben at mill. Ma went to Jimís in P.M.

Fri. May. 29

Ben at mill. Rained in late P.M. and eve. Charlie Rideout plowed for us in P.M. Ben, E- and I went to school house to Mrs. Riselyís box supper in eve. Ben was auctioneer.

Sat. May 30

Damp and cloudy most of day. Rain in late P.M. Ben at mill. I went down to Morganís in eve. E- and I went down to Jimís in A.M. Harry Hall, his mother and grandmother called in A.M.

Sun. May 31

Partly cloudy. Ben, E- and I went down to Abelís in P.M. Took Everett down to the ďkettle bottomĒ then went up to Sheffield place to Jim Fowlerís. They were gone.

Mon. June 1st

Lovely day. Ben worked at mill.

Tues. June 2nd

Ben went up to work with the crew (Bill, Lewis Taylor, Alfred Morgan, Ervin Darling and Romeo Jean). It rained very little in A.M. so they came home. Ma sick with bad cold. Ben E- and I went to Ctr. in P.M.

Wed. June 3rd

Very warm. Amy and Evelyn Goss called at door. in P.M. Harry Kirby confessed to the killing of Aida Hayward, shooting her aunt and burning of their cottage in Winthrop. Ben at mill.

Thurs. June 4th

Hot day. Ben at mill.

Fri. June 5th

Hot. Ben at mill. I went down to Morganís in P.M. Charlie, Jennie, Len, Cat. and Ernest arrived in P.M.

Sat. June 6th

Very hot, 93į here at 4 P.M. Ben at mill. Ma and Jennie went down to Jimís in A.M. and Amyís. Charlie and Dad went down to Jimís in P.M. Len, Cat., Everett and I went down to Ctr. in P.M. Ernest, Higgins, Aura and children and Mr. and Mrs. Hewett here in P.M. Jim fowler, Carrie and little Everett and her uncle here in eve. Heavy thunder shower about midnight. Much damage done.

Sun. June 7th

Foggy and wet. Bill, Amy and kids called in A.M. The Clarks left in A.M. for N.H. Jim up to dinner. Everett an Gramp went down to Jimís in P.M. with Topsy after hay. Sade Rideout down all the P.M.

Mon. June 8th

Foggy and wet. Ben went to mill.

Tues. June 9th

Ben at mill. foggy and wet.

Wed. June 10

Ben at mill. Warmer, cleared away in A.M. Two or 3 thunder showers in P.M. much damage. Little hail. Terrible shower at Ellaís.

Thurs. June 11

Cool, clear, windy. Ben at mill.

Fri. June 12

Nice day. Ben at mill. Ma went down to Jimís in P.M.

Sat. June 13

Lovely day. Ben at mill. Aunt Fannie, Uncle Guy and Frieda called in P.M. Ma, Everett and I went down to Billís in P.M. Ben brot home collie pup from Gene Puringtonís. Edith Beal and Plummer Boyden of Woodfordís married.

Sun. June 14

Billy, Amy, Wm., Vera, Jim, Edna, June and Merton went to Winthrop to Lake Maranacook. Dad, Ben and Everett went down to Jimís in A.M. to get load of hay for Dad and to cultivate the garden. Ben, E- and I took the horses back home then we went over to Gene Puringtonís and home by Litchfield Cor. Showery in P.M.

Mon. June 15

Hot muggy day. Ben went to mill. Showery in late P.M. Sade down in P.M. Everett went up home with her and rode back with Mr. Fuller, egg man.

Tues. June 16

Much cooler. Jim Fowler, Roy and Carrieís Uncle came over in morn. and bot Dadís cow Queenie.

Wed. June 17

Lovely day. Ben went to mill. Gram, E- and I went over beyond Jeanís to Dadís pasture in P.M. Grace Card and kids here while we were gone. Conrad hauled us a load of hay from Abelís. Dr. Burr in hospital at Rumford with typhoid fever.

Thurs. June 18

Mostly cloudy, showery in A.M. Ben went to mill.

Fri. June 19

Nice day. Ben went to mill. I went down to Mrs. Riselyís school picnic in P.M. School closed for summer. E- and I went down to Jimís in eve.

Sat. June 20

Good day. Ben went to mill. Gram and Everett went down to Jimís in morn.

Sun. June 21

Showery in P.M. Ben, E- and I went down to Abelís and up by Maloonís, over Jim Rideoutís hill home. Bill, Amy and kids went up to Burnham with whole crowd.

Mon. June 22

Good day. Ben worked at mill.

Tues. June 23

Good day. Ben at mill.

Wed. June 24

Nice day. Ma spent the day at Jimís. Sade Rideout, Mrs. Buker, Clara, Mertie and Otis spent day at Jimís, too. Ben at mill. Everett and I went up to Grace Cardís in P.M. Mrs. Coskery, Mabel and John arrived home after spending a year in Atkinson, New Hampshire. John was graduated from grammar school.

Thurs. June 25

Rained most of day. Ben went to mill but came home before noon.

Fri. June 26

Good day. Ben at mill. Mr. Morgan up in P.M.

Sat. June 27

Showery in late P.M. Ben at mill. Ma, E- and I went up to see Mrs. Coskery in P.M.

Sun. June 28

Governors of U.S. arriving at Poland Springs for yearly convention. Rained hard most of day. Billy up in A.M. Ben, E- and I went down to Jimís in late P.M. then down to Sheloskeís. Thunder during storm.

Mon. June 29

Distant thunder and showery most of P.M. Ben at mill. Ma spent the P.M. at Jimís

Tues. June 30

Good day. Showery in night. Ben and Everett went over to Jeanís in morn. then we all went to Center. Romeo harrowed for us and smoothed up what Ben seeded down. Ben at home. Had stiff knee where he stuck cant-dog point into it. Bessie Curtis and Geo. Boynton of Lynn married in grand style at Bessieís home. Ma went to Jimís in P.M.

Wed. July 1st

Good day. Ben and E- took Dad down to Jimís in morn. Ben, E- and I went over to Ed Tripp's to see Delia in P.M. and home by Bowdoin Ctr.

Thurs. July 2nd

Light showers. Ben went to work. Ma, E- and I went down to Jimís in P.M. Verna Taylor and Leroy Cook married.

Fri. July 3rd

Lovely day. Ben went to mill. Ma went down to Jimís in P.M.

Sat. July 4th

Rained part of day. Edna, June and Merton went over to Bukerís. June and Merton stayed all night, the first night away from home. Jim had dinner with us. Bill and Amy went to Orrs Island.

Sun. July 5th

Foggy in A.M. then cleared away hot. Everett and I went to Lewiston with Bill, Amy, kids, Mr. Morgan, Ervin and Alfred when they went up to Darlingís. We walked up most of way from station. Aunt Hattie up in P.M. Chappie Davis spending summer at Ellaís.

Mon. July 6th

Good day. Mr. Tripp came up to begin on new garage. Ella, Everett, Catherine and I went up to store in P.M.

Tues, July 7th

Thunder shower in P.M. Aunt Hattie up to dinner.

Wed. July 8th

Good day. Roy, Chap and Everett went to Corner in A.M. Man came to do Ellaís washing with electric washer. Aunt Hattie up in eve. Pa Mc- came in P.M. The Jean boys began our haying.

Thurs. July 9th

Good day. Pa Mc- went to Portland in early morn.

Fri. July 10

Good day. Pa Mc- came in P.M. Ella, E-, Chap and I went down to Aunt Hattieís and down George Quintís road in P.M. Roy, Chap and Everett went to Cor. in A.M. Joe went to Augusta.

Sat. July 11

Good day, very hot. Roy cleared rocks out of the door yard. Pa Mc- came from Portland in P.M.

Sun. July 12

Thunder shower about 2.30 A.M. Lovely day. Joe took Everett and me to station. Ben met us at noon at the Falls. Had first green peas.

Mon. July 13

Nice day. Ben at mill.

Tues. July 14

Good day. Ben at mill. The Jean boys finished our haying. Gram went down to Billís in P.M.

Wed. July 15

Good day. Ben went to mill. Ma went to Jimís in P.M. Jim Fowler, Carrie, Kenneth, Willis and Carrieís uncle here in eve.

Thurs. July 16

Few sprinkles in morn. then clearing. Ben went to mill. Gram, Everett and I went up to Sadeís in P.M. Sade gone so Ma called on Lil Curtis on the way home. Fred and Mrs. Gleason and Joe DuBois here in eve.

Fri. July 17

Rained hard in morn. Everett and I went up to Mrs. Gleasonís to Burnsí mill and spent the day picking raspberries and visiting. We went with Ben and Bill and the other workmen.

Sat. July 18

Ben went to mill. Father Burns here in A.M. Nice day. Thunder shower in eve. Grace and Guy Card moved from Mrs. Coskeryís to Tom Rand Place at West Bowdoin.

Sun. July 19

Nice day. Ben, E- and I went up to Ed Jordanís in A.M. Ben shod his horses. Gramp down to Jimís haying.

Mon. July 20

Nice day, Ben at millís.

Tues. July 21

Partly cloudy. Ben went to mill. Ma, E- and I went up to Mrs. Coskeryís in P.M.

Wed. July 22

Light showers. Began raining steady and hard about 3.15. Ben went to mill. Eleanor Moulton Philbrook died.

Thurs. July 23

Good day. Ben went to mill. Gram, Everett and Kinto went raspberrying over on Fred Cornishís lot.

Fri. July 24

Nice day. Ben worked at mill.

Sat. July 25

Nice day. Gram went down to Jimís in P.M. Ben worked at mill.

Sun. July 26

Rained most of day. I went down to Jimís in eve. Wm. Jennings Bryan died very suddenly.

Mon. July 27

Rained part of day. Ben, E- and I went over to Richmond Cor. to Jim Rossí fishing. Everettís first fishing trip. Bill and Mr. Taylor went down to coast after fish. Maine Farmer suspended. Established 1832.

Tues. July 28

Cloudy most of day. Rained during night. Ben worked at mill. Ma went down to Billís in eve. Rode up with them when they came up after milk.

Wed. July 29

Lovely day. Ben worked at mill.

Thurs. July 30

Lovely day. Bill took men up in morn. then came back and went away to have his brakes fixed. Mr. Burns brot the men home and had supper. George Brownís wife shot herself in morn. while George was milking. Died instantly. Left baby 10 weeks old.

Fri. July 31

Nice day. Ben worked at mill. I went down to Billís in morn. Gram spent the day at Jimís. Mrs. Coskery, Mabel and Harry Cornish, Jr. called in A.M.

Sat. Aug 1st

Rained part of day. Ben worked at mill. Everett and I went up to Mrs. Coskeryís in A.M. with beet greenís. Geo. Brownís wife buried at Litchfield plains.

Sun. Aug. 2nd

Nice day. Jim called in in A.M. on way to spend the day with Lester Rideout. Ben, Everett and I went on ride up to Jack Byrneís on Dandelion hill (Highest point in Sagadahoc county). Now owned by John McCarthy.

Mon. Aug. 3rd

Showery in P.M. Hot day. Ben worked at mill.

Tues. Aug. 4th

Hot day. Ben worked at mill. Edna Card and Susie Skelton left car here while they went up on Bill Smallís blueberrying. Amy and kids up in P.M.

Wed. Aug. 5th

Hot day. Ben worked at mill. Gram spent the P.M. at Jimís.

Thurs. Aug. 6th

Dog-days. Ben worked at mill. Everett went down to Jimís in A.M. after cabbage.

Fri. Aug. 7th

Continuation of same weather. Ben worked at mill. Showery.

Sat. Aug. 8th

Showery. Ben worked at mill. Gram, E- and I went up to Coskeryís in A.M. and up in Bill Smallís pasture after blueberries in P.M. Gram went down to Billís in P.M. Alfred Morgan in in eve.

Sun. Aug. 9th

Partly cloudy. Jim here to dinner then he and Dad went over to Uncle Howard's with Bill and Amy in P.M. Ben, E- and I went down home to Ctr. and home by Proutís and Townsendís place.

Mon. Aug. 10

Rained part of day. Ben worked at mill.

Tues. Aug. 11

Showery in P.M. Heavy shower in Litchfield. Horatio Allenís buildings burned over near pond. towards Richmond Cor. Sade Rideout and Nellie Gross here in P.M. We went up to McCarthyís mill.

Wed. Aug. 12

Lovely, cool day. Gram went up to Smallís pasture blueberrying. Bill out of mill. Trouble with side. Everett had severe pains in his side.

Thurs. Aug. 13

Rained some in P.M. Ben worked at mill. Bill didnít work. Gram went up to Mrs. Coskeryís in A.M.

Fri. Aug. 14

Heavy mist and rain. I went down to Billís in morn. The men went up to mill but didnít work. Ben worked down to Jimís in shop. Made new stove back.

Sat. Aug. 15

Good day. Ben worked at mill. Burns finished sawing up above Ringís Corner. Gram went down to Jimís in P.M. Alzo Merrillís wife sick (nervous breakdown).

Sun. Aug. 16

Hot day. Dad worked down to Jimís all day. Herman Overlockís wife and Roman Batchelder down in P.M.

Mon. Aug. 17

Hot day. Ben at home shingling the shed. Bill got the shingles up to Whites at Litchfield Cor. when he took Lewis and Ervin to work. Barney Fahey buried.

Tues. Aug. 18

Hot day. Gram and I went over on our back lot in P.M. Daddy Burns here in P.M. Alfred here in A.M. Burns mill moved from beyond Pottertown to Tacoma Lake.

Wed. Aug. 19

Hot day.

Thurs. Aug. 20

Cooler. Ben went to work but came home in A.M. Ma and I went up to Mrs. Coskeryís in P.M.

Fri. Aug. 21

Cooler, mostly cloudy. Gram went down to Jimís in P.M.

Sat. Aug. 22

Nice day. Bill went to Falls to meet Ella, Catherine and Roy.

Sun. Aug. 23

Clear and hot. Daddy Burns and some of mill crew down in P.M. Bill, Amy and kids up in P.M. Sade Rideout down in eve.

Mon. Aug. 24

Hot day. Father Burns here in morn. Ella, Catherine, Everett and Roy went down to Jimís in morn. Billy took Roy to Lewiston. Bill and Amy here in eve.

Tues. Aug. 25

Hot day. Ben, Bill and Everett went down to Ralph Williamsí in A.M.

Wed. Aug. 26

Good day, cooler. Ma went down to Bills in A.M. Bill and Amy took Ella, Cat-, Everett and me to ride in P.M. down to Center, over to Taylorís and home by Litchfield Corner.

Thurs. Aug. 27

Nice cool day. Ella spent the day at Jimís. Everett went down to Jimís in P.M. Charlie and Jennie arrived in P.M. after trip thru the mountains.

Fri. Aug. 28

Nice cool day. Gram, Ella, Cat- and Everett went down to Jimís in P.M. to telephone to Roy. Ben and Charlie went up to mill (McCarthyís) in P.M. Edna up in late P.M. to get medicine. June and Merton sick. Bill, Amy and kids here in eve.

Sat. Aug. 29

Lovely day. Charlie took Ben and Everett to Litchfield in A.M. Charlie, Ben, Ella, Cat-, Everett and I left for Gray after dinner by way of Sabbathday Lake. Ella and I went down to Aunt Hís after beans and brown bread. Harry home in eve.

Sun. Aug. 30

Lovely day. Charlie, Everett and I left in P.M. for East Rochester by Gorham and Sanford. Aunt Hattie came up to Ellaís to dinner. Garfield Rideout and Little Jim run together at four corner. No one hurt.

Mon. Aug. 31

Nice day. Everett sick. Cat- went up-street in P.M. Len and Charlie out in eve.

Tues. Sept. 1st

Nice day. Len, Cat-, Ernest, Everett and I rode up-street after work. Charlie and Len out in eve.

Wed. Sept. 2nd

Lovely day, cooler. Forest fire over in Lebanon. Cat-, Ernest, Everett and I went over to cemetery, called on aunt Grace and went up-street in P.M. Charlie, Len, Cat-, Ernest and I went to North Rochester and home by Rochester in eve.

Thurs. Sept. 3rd

Rained very little. Cat-, Ernest, E- and I went to Rochester on electrics. Angie met us. We went shopping then went to Addieís then went to barberís to have our hair bobbed, then to a French place to have it marcelled, then to Addieís to supper. Spent the eve. with Della. Len and Charlie came after us in eve. Ben cut wood for Ralph on Anne Clarkís lot ĺ day.

Fri. Sept. 4th

Rained very little. Ernest sick in eve. Charlie out. Bill Coskeryís barn burned in P.M. his horse, Glen Curtisí horse and one of Percy Curtisí. Ben cut wood.

Sat. Sept. 5th

Lovely day. Charlie, Everett and I left in early morn. for Maine. Len and Cat- were obliged to stay at home on account of Ernestís sickness. We came by Brunswick. We went up to Bill Coskeryís in P.M. to see ruins. Bill and Amy and kids up in eve. Police dog put on trail of someone that set Coskery fire. Ben cut wood. Auction at McQuarriesí at West Bowdoin.

Sun. Sept. 6th

Lovely day. Charlie and Jennie left in A.M. for home. Ben, E- and I went up to Bill Coskeryís.

Mon. Sept. 7th

Few sprinkles. Gram, E- and I went down to Jimís in A.M. Ben worked for Ralph.

Tues. Sept. 8th

Good day. Ben worked for Ralph. Gram went to Jimís Tues P.M. School began. Cecil Small teacher.

Wed. Sept. 9th

Nice day. Ben and I left about 6.30 A.M. Put the team up at Albra Smallís and went to State Fair. with Ralph, Walter Garland and wife and Grace Ward (Mortimer). Ralph won first money with Dick and Kit. Sade down in P.M.

Thurs. Sept 10

Few sprinkles. Ben worked for Ralph. Gram, E- and I went up to Mrs. Coskeryís in P.M. No one home.

Fri. Sept. 11

Hot day. 86į at 1.30 P.M. Ben at home all day.

Sat. Sept. 12

87į. Ben worked for Ralph. Thunder storm set in about 5.30 P.M. and rained nearly all night, the first heavy rain for weeks.

Sun. Sept. 13

Cooler. Heavy mist and rain all day. I went down to Jimís in A.M. and rode up with them when they went to Gram Bukerís.

Mon. Sept. 14

Cloudy most of day. Few sprinkles in P.M. Ben worked for Ralph ĺ day. Everett and I went over to woods in P.M. and rode home with Ben. Harry Kirby, murderer of Aida Hayward of Winthrop, committed suicide in cell.

Tues. Sept. 15

Cloudy most of day. Ralph came over in morn. and bought our lumber, paid down one hundred and fifty then he and Ben went to work about 10.30. Gram went down to Jimís in P.M. Everett and I went down to Jimís after school Will Arno began his auction, selling everything in the store. Bill and Wallace Rideout helped him. Frank Newell auctioneer.

Wed. Sept. 16

Rainy day. Billy came up in early morn. to take Ma down to Frank Allen's for visit. Dad went down to Jimís in P.M. Ben went down to Morganís in A.M.

Thurs. Sept. 17

Heavy mist most of day. Ben and I went to Centre in A.M. then Ben went over to Romeoís. I went in to see Grace Coombs. Ben and Romeo went to work for Ralph in P.M. I went up to see Mrs. Coskery in P.M.

Fri. Sept. 18

Nice day. Ben worked for Ralph. Bill and Howard Lunt making his Reo into truck.

Sat. Sept. 19

Good day. Ben worked for Ralph. Aunt Fannie, Guy and Frieda called in P.M. Everett and I went down to Billís in late P.M. to meet Gram.

Sun. Sept. 20

Cold and cloudy. Ed Buker spent the day here. Will Haqueís place over by John Grantís burned in early eve.

Mon. Sept. 21

Good day. Ben and Romeo worked for Ralph.

Tues. Sept. 22

Cloudy and cold. Will Arno held his auction. Ben and I went down to auction in P.M.

Wed. Sept. 23

First frost to kill. Mr. Morgan up most of A.M. Ben and I went to Litchfield Corner in P.M. Mrs. Thomas Whitney and Rev. Mr. Harmon married at his home at West Bowdoin (The Lewis Haines house).

Thurs. Sept. 24

Mostly cloudy, rained in eve. Ben worked for Ralph. Hiram Smallís wife died of cancer. Taken sick in May in bed. Billy began driving Arnoís truck on road selling groceries.

Fri. Sept. 25

Good day, windy and cold. Ben finished up for Ralph on the wood job. on Ans- Clarkís lot.

Sat. Sept. 26

Clear and cold. Ben at home. Mowed Hungarian.

Sun. Sept. 27

Cloudy most of day, few sprinkles. John and Alice Keegan came down with Andrew Sheloske and spent day. Billy and Wm. Henry came up in P.M.

Mon. Sept. 28

Lovely day. Ben mowed Hungarian.

Tues. Sept. 29

Good day. Ben and I raked Hungarian. Ben, E- and I went down to Morganís in eve.

Wed. Sept. 30

Good day, cold. Eddie Nasiff here to dinner. Mr. Bryant helped Ben get in Hungarian in P.M. Gram spent the P.M. at Billís and Jimís.

Thurs. Oct. 1

Lovely day. Ben went to Sade Rideoutís. Everett and I went up after school. Amy, Wm. H. and Vera came up in P.M. Reception held at Joe Coxís for Rev. and Mrs. Harmon.

Fri. Oct. 2nd

Lovely day. Ben and I went down to Wardís in Topsham to see Ralph. Mrs. Coskery and Mabel down in P.M.

Sat. Oct. 3rd

Rainy day. Ben and Everett went down to Morganís in P.M.

Sun. Oct. 4th

Good day. Ben and Everett went down to Jimís in morn. and brot June and Merton up to spend the day. Ed Buker spent the day with Jim and Edna. Billy and Amy moved to the old Nat- Purington house at West Bowdoin.

Mon. Oct. 5th

Rained most of day. Ben went to Litchfield Cor. A.M. Ma went down to Morganís in A.M. Nehamiah Curtis died (age 87 yrs). Oldest man in Webster.

Tues. Oct. 6th

Nice day. Old clock-fixer here to dinner and fixed our two clocks. Ben, Everett and I went to Litchfield. Mrs. Jaquith buried at Litchfield cemetery.

Wed. Oct. 7th

Good day, cold and windy. Ben went visiting neighborís in A.M. We picked apples in P.M.

Thurs. Oct. 8th

Nice warm day. Gram spend the day at Jimís to celebrate Grampís birthday. Dad Burns here in P.M. Nellie, Lois, Mort, Grace and Ernest here in P.M. Ben went to Litchfield Corner to carry the planer from McCarthyís mill in Bill Rideoutís to Burnsí mill on Patten Woods road. Wilbur Tarr called in P.M.

Fri. Oct. 9th

Rained a little most day, cold. Ben went to Falls to settle up with Farmerís Union (Failed up).

Sat. Oct. 10

Thermometer from 32 to 34 most all day, rained and snowed all day, wind blew a gale. Jim and Billy here in A.M. Ben spent P.M. at Morganís. Bill Rideout began moving to Lewiston to work on the new Central Maine Power dam. 16 in to 2 ft. of snow in New Brunswick.

Sun. Oct. 11

Clear, cold and windy. Everett and I went down to Jimís in P.M. Dad, Ben and E- went down in late P.M. to help put up the back barn door that blew down.

Mon. Oct. 12

Good day, warmer. Gram and Gramp went to Falls with Jim to make visit at Aunt Fannieís and at Ellaís. Ed Jordan called. Bill Rideoutís place (owned by John McCarthy) sold to Mr. Thomas of Mass. Rideoutís left in P.M. for their new home on Park St. in Lewiston. Dad went up to Uncle Bert's in P.M.

Tues. Oct. 13

Good day. Ben went to Center in P.M. to see Mr. Thomas that bot Bill Rideoutís place. Ben and Everett went to Jimís in morn. Ma and Dad went up to Uncle Bertís in A.M. Guy took them down to Ellaís in P.M.

Wed. Oct. 14

Lovely day. Ben had Jimís horses to haul slabs from McCarthyís mill on Tarr lot. E- and I went down in late P.M. when he took them home. I went up to Mrs. Coskeryís in P.M. John brot me home in his fliver he bot of Karl. Harry, Roy and Gram went to Topsham Fair. Fred Gleason and Joe Dubois here in eve.

Thurs. Oct 15

Lovely day. Ed Jordan here in A.M. to get horse shod. Ben went to Litchfield in P.M. E- and I went to Jimís after Dadís grain when Ben got home.

Fri. Oct. 16

Nice warm day. Mr. Morgan put in 2 new windows he made for he in the open chamber. Father Burns here in eve. and Roy Webster.

Sat. Oct. 17

Rained in A.M. Cleared away windy and colder in P.M. Ben and Everett went down to Jimís in morn. Ben, E- and I went to Center in P.M.

Sun. Oct. 18

Nice day. Ben went over to Rideoutís place with the new owner (Mr. Thomas) in P.M. Ralph Williams up in P.M. to look over some timber.

Mon. Oct. 19

Rained in P.M. Ma and Dad came home from Gray. Mrs. Coskery and Mabel came down to make their farewell visit before going to Dixfield to Philbrickís for the winter. Dwight Young (Grace Smallís husband) died of tuberculosis. Ben went up to Ed Jordanís to shoe his horse in A.M.

Tues. Oct. 20

Good day, cold. Ben and Dan had Harry and Jack Morgan to haul slab wood from McCarthyís mill. Everett and I went down to Jimís when Ben took the team home. Frank LaPointe came down in A.M. and stole Dadís tobacco. Ben went up and got in after dinner. Ma and I went to Sade Rideoutís in P.M.

Wed. Oct. 21

Good day, cold. Ben hauled lumber from McCarthyís in P.M. with Harry and Jack. Everett and I went down with him at night. Ma spent the P.M. at Jimís. Ben worked in the shop in A.M. for McCarthy.

Thurs. Oct. 22

Good day. Ben did some blacksmithing work for Harry Stott (for John McCarthy) in A.M. and helped Jim put roofing on the barn in P.M. E- and I went down to meet Ben after school. I went down to visit school in P.M.

Fri. Oct. 23

Good day. Ben helped Jim put on roofing. E- and I went down to meet him at night.

Sat. Oct. 24

Good day. Ben cut wood over in the woods. E- and I went over in P.M.

Sun. Oct. 25

Very little snow came during night, rained hard nearly all day. Sam Owen died in Bangor hospital at age 68.

Mon. Oct. 26

Nice day. Ben and I went to Litchfield Corner in P.M.

Tues. Oct. 27

Good day. Ben had Harry and Jack Morgan to haul out wood. Everett went down with him when he took them home. Les and Maud Maloon took Etta Rideout Poor and little Fred to Fred Cornishís to remain until after confinement then to be removed to her husbandís residence in Boothbay.

Wed. Oct. 28

Mostly cloudy. George Brown had auction at the Buzzell place next to Wallace Stewartís old place. Ben hauled out wood with Harry and Jack. Billy and Amy and kids went to Gray. Geo. Thomas and brother here to settle up about Rideout place.

Thur. Oct. 29

Windy and very cold, -22į in morn. Ben worked over to Rideoutís place (Thomas) on barn getting ready to make a blacksmith shop. Billy had dinner here in P.M. when he came with groceries.

Fri. Oct. 30

Cloudy and cold. Ben worked over to barn. He and Everett went down to Jimís in morn. after Harry and Jack.

Sat. Oct. 31

Nice clear day. Ben went over to Henry Jeanís in morn and worked over to barn the rest of the day.

Sun. Nov. 1st

Nice day. Billy and Amy here in A.M. Came up to dig their potatoes on Morganís hill. I went down to Jimís in A.M. to get toothache gum for Everett. Ben, E- and I went to ride in P.M. down to Center and home by No. 9 district.

Mon. Nov. 2nd

Lovely day. Ben, E- and I went to Falls to have a tooth out (ulcerated). Had my hair bobbed at Barber Brownís. Came home by Wheeler district.

Tues. Nov. 3rd

Nice day. Ben worked on Rideoutís barn. Ben went up to Lester Rideoutís in eve. to telephone to Wallace Small.

Wed. Nov. 4th

Nice day. Wallace Small here sawing wood. Jim, Dad and Ben helped. Ed Nasiff here to dinner.

Thurs. Nov. 5th

Partly cloudy, warm. Ben worked over to Rideoutís.

Fri. Nov. 6th

Nice day. Ben and Everett went down to Jimís in morn. to get horses to haul dressing over on Rideoutís place. Gram went down to Jimís in P.M.

Sat. Nov. 7th

Good day. Gram went down to Jimís in A.M. Ben went to Litchfield in A.M. Everett went to school. Maude Randal operated on at hospital for bunch on her breast.

Sun. Nov. 8th

Showery during day, dark and windy. Billy, Amy, Wm. and Vera spent day here. Harry and Jimmie Bennet spent day here.

Mon. Nov. 9th

Cold and windy. First week the clothes froze on the line. Ben worked up to old barn. Ralph brot up first load of mill stuff in P.M. (with Geo. Rogers)

Tues. Nov. 10

Clear and cool. Jim and Edna took June to Falls to have a tooth out so Merton spent the day up here. Everett and I took him down home after school. Jim brot home a cook stove. Ben went up to Rideoutís in A.M. Mike Sheloske came up after him at noon to do some work on their horses. Wesley Allen (Rayís boy) died Ė age 8.

Wed. Nov. 11

Pleasant warm day. Ma spent the P.M. up to Sade Rideoutís. Sade, Ma and Nellie Gross went up to Jim Rideoutís and Ella Gagneís in P.M. Everett and I went up to Sadeís after school. Lewis Dyer pulled into a hay press and died soon after reaching hospital.

Thurs. Nov. 12

Nice warm day. Ma spent the day at Jimís to celebrate Mertonís birthday. Ben shod Ed Jordanís colt (first horse to be shod up in the Tarr barn). Ben went down to Jimís in morn. to get horses to haul up blacksmith tools and to haul manure. Everett went to Jimís when they took horses home.

Fri. Nov. 13

Rained and wind blue a gale causing much damage. Gramp stayed at home and shelled corn. Cleared away in P.M. Ben worked on shop.

Sat. Nov. 14

Good day. Ben worked up to shop.

Sun. Nov. 15

Lovely warm day. Ben, E- and I went up to Verneyís Corner in A.M. to look over one of McCarthyís wood lots. Dad went up in A.M. and looked it over. Ralph came up in late P.M. with load of mill lumber. McCarthy moving to the Verney place. Frank Lange, Sr. died in Ottawa, Canada.

Mon. Nov. 16

Rained during night and part of A.M. Ben shod Jimís horses and went to Litchfield Corner in P.M. Ralph was here in P.M. with man to look over chopping job on our lot. Billy here in P.M.

Tues. Nov. 17

Good day. Ralph came up in P.M. with load of mill stuff, stayed all night. Saw Ezalee Gatesí death in paper.

Wed. Nov. 18

Good day. Ralph left in morn. for Ward lot, loaded up and came back as far as Lizzie Smallís.

Thurs. Nov. 19

Rained some in P.M. Ralph came in morn. and went back in P.M. Two hunters here in P.M. after lunch. Bill and Will Dunn here in P.M. after lunch.

Fri. Nov. 20

Warm, partly cloudy. Ralph came in eve.

Sat. Nov. 21

Lovely day. Ben and Ralph worked all day setting up the mill. Ralph went home after supper.

Sun. Nov. 22

Good day. Sade down in P.M. Arthur Harriman and his youngest boy came up in P.M. Father Burns and Joe Dubois called here in evening.

Mon. Nov. 23

Warm rain storm, cold in P.M. Ralph brot up truckload of stuff in A.M. Ben worked in shop.

Tues. Nov. 24

Cold and windy. Ralph came in morn. He and Ben worked putting up mill. I went up to Sadeís in P.M. Jim up in P.M.

Wed. Nov. 25

Warmer, school closed. Cecile Small had to give up teaching on account of her mother being sick. I went down to school in P.M. Ben banked up the house with Ralphís scoot. Ralph went to Center in morn. Gram went down to Jimís in P.M. Dad and Jim butchered. Heard Etta Rideout had been taken to reformatory at Skowhegan.

Thurs. Nov. 26

Clear, cold, windy. Gramp, Ben and Everett went hunting in morn. to celebrate Thanksgiving. Eleanor Tarr here in A.M. with an order from Leeís. Jim took Edna and kids over part way. Everett rode over with them then rode down to Jimís and came up with him to dinner. E- and I went down with Jim in P.M. to help water up and rode back when he went over to meet Edna. Ralph came up with load in P.M. and went back.

Fri. Nov. 27

Snowed about 2 in. and rained hard during night. Ben worked in shop. Ralph came at supper time.

Sat. Nov. 28

Partly cloudy. Ben worked with Ralph. Everett and I went up to Sadeís in P.M. Ralph and I went to Brunswick and to Williamís in eve.

Sun. Nov. 29

Clear and cold. Ben worked in shop all day. Ralph, Everett and I went down to Billís in A.M. Ralph took me to Jimís in eve. to get telephone from Bill.

Mon. Nov. 30

Good day. Ralph took Everett to Sheloskeís when he went to Brunswick. Albra Small began transporting the Starbird school to the Center. George Sheloske, Margaret Sheloske and Everett, Gideon Wheeler, his son and Frenchman on Cox place ate their dinner here at noon. Ralph came in eve.

Tues. Dec. 1st

Snowed most of day. Everett went to School.

Wed. Dec. 2nd

Good day. Everett went to school. I went with Ralph over to Taylorís, to Center, etc. Ben shod horses for Charlie Rideout in eve.

Thurs. Dec. 3rd

Rained. Everett went to school. Ralph went away before dinner to attend a telephone call at Lizzie Smallís. Came back in P.M. Everett and I went up to Rideoutís with Ralph in P.M.

Fri. Dec. 4th

Rained part of day. Everett went to school. Ralph, Everett and I went to Brunswick, Lisbon Falls, to Lewiston and Gray in eve.

Sat. Dec. 5th

Rainy day. Ralph left in morn. for Somersworth, N.H. in morn. We went to Portland in eve. to see Ralphís sister.

Sun. Dec. 6th

Foggy most of day. Cleared away in late P.M. Ralph, Everett and I left Gray about 9.45 A.M. got as far as Alcide Coutureís. His son brot E- and I home and Ralph went back home. Billy and Wilbur Taylor came in eve. to chop.

Mon. Dec. 7th

Nice warm day. Ben and I went to Center and to Townhouse in A.M. to vote on daylight time and "grade A" milk. Ralph came in A.M. Harold Skelton came to work in A.M. Boarded here and roomed at Henry Jeanís. Everett went to school. Forrest Curtis came to work. A son (first) born to Mrs. Leonard Crossman.

Tues. Dec. 8th

Partly cloudy. Wallace Rideout came to chop. Edna, June and Merton came up in P.M.

Wed. Dec. 9th

Squally in early morn the cleared away cold and windy. Bill went down to Jimís in eve. Began to saw a little. Everett went to school. I went down to Morganís in eve.

Thurs. Dec. 10

Clear and cold. 7į above. Everett went to school.

Fri. Dec. 11

Much warmer. Everett went to school. Ralph and I went to Brunswick in eve.

Sat. Dec. 12

Snowed about Ĺ in. then rained a few sprinkles. Colder at night. The men all went home in morn. Ralph worked in A.M. and went home about 3 P.M. Everett and I rode down with him as far as Morganís. Everett went down to Jimís and came home with Dad. I rode up home with Wallace Rideout.

Sun. Dec. 13

Good day. Jim here to dinner then Gramp and Everett went down with him to water up. Forrest came before supper. Ralph came in night. John Wilbur Wagg born.

Mon. Dec. 14

Good day. Everett went to school. Karl, Gretchen and ďMandyĒ came after Topsy in P.M.

Tues. Dec. 15

Good day. Everett went to school. Wallace Rideout came to work but went home. Billy didnít come.

Wed. Dec. 16

Nice day. Gram went to Jimís in P.M. Everett went to school.

Thurs. Dec. 17

Light squalls. Everett went to school.

Fri. Dec. 18

Partly cloudy. Everett went to school. I went over by Ed Sheen lot, to Brunswick and from there to Lewiston with Ralph.

Sat. Dec. 19

Slightly squally. Everett stayed in the woods with Ben all day. Gram and I went over to mill in P.M. Wilbur Taylor over in P.M. Forrest went away with Wilbur. Ralph went home.

Sun. Dec. 20

Snowed a little all day. I went down to Jimís in A.M. June and Merton stayed here while Edna went over home. Ben shod horses most of day. Forrest came about 2 oíclock.

Mon. Dec. 21

A fine, sleety snow part of A.M. Ben went up to Lesterís in morn. Wallace and Lester brot me an order of groceries from Arnoís when they came from the Falls. Mill shut down, no boss. Ben worked in shop. Everett went to school.

Tues. Dec. 22

Real warm, rained most of day. Everett went to school. Ben worked in shop. Frank Munsey died of peritonitis following operation for appendicitis.

Wed. Dec. 23

Squally in early morn. then cleared away cold and windy. Emery Rideout came in morn but went home and Charlie Coskery went home. George Rogers came up in morn. with grain and told us Ralph was sick, Ben worked in shop. Conrad over. Everett at school.

Thurs. Dec. 24

Lovely day, warmer. Everett went to school. They had Xmas tree in P.M. Ben worked part of the day for Ralph and the rest in the shop.

Fri. Dec. 25

Snowed a little. I went over to Jeanís on an errand in morn. Forrest worked all day. June and Merton spent week-end at Bukerís.

Sat. Dec. 26

Good day, much colder. Forrest went home after supper.

Sun. Dec. 27

10į below in morn. (coldest so far), wind blew hard in P.M. Ralph came in A.M. Got Kit and Dick and scoot and went home in P.M. to yard out wood down by Wardís. Jim and Edna called in in P.M. on way home from Bukerís to warm up June and Merton. Forrest came up before supper.

Mon. Dec. 28

Slightly warmer, good day. Mr. Morgan sick. Ben had bad cold. Forrest left in early morn. to go down by Wardís to help Ralph yard wood. Everett at school.

Tues. Dec. 29

Good day. Everett went to School

Wed. Dec. 30

Lovely day. Everett at school. Ben worked round home. Ray Allen brot him some shoe steel for sleigh for Mr. Jean. Ben went down to Morganís in P.M.

Thurs. Dec. 31

Good day. Everett went to school.

   
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