Diary of A.L.J. 1926

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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

1926

Fri Jan. 1st

Good day Everett went to school.

Sat. Jan. 2nd

Good day. Everett and I went down to Morganís in P.M.

Sun. Jan. 3rd

Lovely day. Jim up to dinner. Everett and Gramp went down with him. in P.M. to water up. Ben and I went down to Morganís in P.M. Forrest came in P.M.

Mon. Jan. 4th

Snowed a little most of day. Everett went to school. Jim called in A.M. Ralph came in eve. Brot the horses back from Wardís.

Tues. Jan. 5th

Foggy, warm. Ralph sick. Everett went to school. Forrest went away in P.M. Stayed all night. John McCarthy here to see Ralph.

Wed. Jan. 6th

Dark and foggy. Everett went to school George Rogers up in P.M. Forest went over to Ike Allenís to work after supper.

Thurs. Jan 7th

Good day, colder and windy. Everett went to school. I went over to Louis Labbeeís and up to Sade Rideout's in P.M.

Fri. Jan. 8th

Good day, warmer. 6į above in morn. Everett went to school.

Sat. Jan. 9th

Snowed from 9 to 10 in. Ben, Ralph and Charlie Coskery worked part of A.M. Ralph went home in late P.M.

Sun. Jan 10

Lovely day. Forrest came over to dinner. Ben, Gramp, E- and I went down to Jimís with Kit and Dick to break out roads.

Mon. Jan. 11

Nice day. 4į above. Everett went to school. First good sleighing. Emery Rideout here in P.M. Billy here to dinner. Ralph came about 11 P.M. (Three hours and 10 min. coming from Bowdoin Center with truck.)

Tues. Jan. 12

Partly cloudy, warmer. Everett went to school. Mill started in fine shape. George Rogers came in P.M. to work. Forrest came to work in morn. Jim, June and Merton here in A.M. Frances Buker called in P.M. Charlie Coskery came to work.

Wed. Jan. 13

Good day. Emery Rideout here in A.M. Everett went to School. Arthur and Edna transporting kids.

Thurs. Jan. 14

Good day. Everett went to school Charlie Larrabee called in P.M. selling beef. Partly cloudy.

Fri. Jan. 15

Partly cloudy, squally. Everett went to school. I went down to Jimís in P.M. George went home with Emery in eve. Finished sawing their first lot of lumber.

Sat. Jan. 16

Good day. Ben and Everett went to Elliotís after pressed hay for Ralph. The other men chopped. Forrest went home. Ralph stayed over Sun. Lester Rideout down in P.M. Nate Noble and Cherry left Norway for N.Y. to join Mellie Dunham.

Sun. Jan. 17

Warm, partly cloudy. Everett went down with Jim all the P.M. and read books.

Mon. Jan. 18

Warm. Rained hard during P.M. and night. George came in A.M. Geo. and Ralph went to Brunswick in P.M. and stayed.

Tues. Jan. 19

Very warm, sleighing gone. Nice day. Everett went to school. George and Ralph came after dinner. Ben shod Hickey's horse in A.M. Billy called in P.M. after wood.

Wed. Jan. 20

Mostly cloudy, warm. Mellie Dunham, Nate and Cherry playing for Victor records. Everett went to school.

Thurs. Jan. 21

Partly cloudy. Everett went to school. Snowed part of day.

Fri. Jan. 22

Snowed about 4 or 5 in. Cleared away cold, 7į below in eve. Everett went to school.

Sat. Jan. 23

Good day, much warmer - 30į above. Ralph, George Rogers and Forrest Curtis went away in eve.

Sun. Jan. 24

Squally in A.M. Jim brot the kids up here to spend the day. Edna went over home then came back here and waited for Jim to come after them. Dad went down to Jimís in P.M.

Mon. Jan. 25

Good day. Everett went to school. Forrest came to breakfast. George and Ralph rode up with Albra. Mr. Morgan up in eve. Ralph went home in eve. to attend court at Bath.

Tues. Jan. 26

Partly cloudy. Everett went to school. Charlie Bellís case of alienation against Gene Burns first case at Bath. Ralphís case against Harry Prout at this session. I went up to Sade Rideoutís in pm. Ben sick in P.M.

Wed. Jan. 27

Snowed 2 or 3 in. during night. partly cloudy. Everett went to school. Jim and Dad brot up two hind quarters of beef in P.M.

Thurs. Jan. 28

Snowed part of day then cleared away colder. Everett went to school. George went home in A.M. with Albra. Forrest went up to Lesterís in A.M. and over to Charlie Allenís in P.M.

Fri. Jan. 29

10į below in morn. windy. Ralph came at noon. Forrest left in P.M. Father Burns won out in his case.

Sat. Jan. 30

Warmer, cloudy. Ben and Ralph worked in woods.

Sun. Jan. 31

Cloudy. Ben shod Ed Jordan's horses in A.M. Ralph worked on scoot, filed saws, etc. Everett and I went up to Mrs. Coskery's in A.M.

Mon. Feb. 1st

Forrest and George came in morn. Everett went to school.

Tues. Feb. 2nd

Good day. Everett went to school.

Wed. Feb. 3rd

Cloudy. Everett went to school. I went down to Jimís in P.M. to telephone to Lewiston for Ralph. Lila Purington told me Jim had had a radio for week or 10 days.

Thurs. Feb. 4th

Snowed hard and wind blew a gale. Ralph, George and Forrest went to McCarthyís mill up on Verney place in A.M. ďNigger minstrel show staged by them in eve. Ė violin, harmonica and banjo.Ē Albra came up in morn. but thot that Everett better not go to school.

Fri. Feb. 5th

Good day. No mail. Everett didnít get to school.

Sat. Feb. 6th

Good day. Partly cloudy. Ralph and George went home in eve. Everett stayed over to mill nearly all day. Ben feeling dumpy.

Sun. Feb. 7th

Snowed about 2 in. during night. Nice warm day. Forrest went away in P.M. but came to supper. Ben shod colt for Ed Jordan.

Mon. Feb. 8th

Nice day. George came in morn. Ralph came in P.M.

Tues. Feb. 9th

Good day. Sade Rideout came down in P.M. Erland Rogers here to see Ralph.

Wed. Feb. 10

Snowed most of day and wind blew a gale. Men worked in A.M. only. Jim up in A.M.

Thurs. Feb. 11

Good day, warmer

Fri. Feb. 12

Good day, warm.

Sat. Feb. 13

Nice day. Ben went down to Morganís and Everett went to Jimís in P.M. George and Forrest went home in eve. Ralph stayed over week-end.

Sun. Feb. 14

Snowed part of day. Everett and I went over in woods in A.M. on skis and snow shoes. Ed Buker took dinner at Jimís and came up here in P.M. Ralph worked at mill.

Mon. Feb. 15

Snowed most of day, 10 or 12 in. in all. Forrest and Ralph worked in P.M.

Tues. Feb. 16

Snowed about 2 in. during night.

Wed. Feb. 17

Lovely day. Jim brot June and Merton up in A.M. when he came to help Gramp shovel out Booker road for Horace Bickford.

Thurs. Feb. 18

Snowed in P.M.

Fri. Feb. 19

Rained during night and part of day. Forrest went over to Lincoln St. in P.M. Ralph went home after mail came. Arthur Card called in P.M. to get sled fixed.

Sat. Feb. 20

Clear, windy and cold. Forrest over in A.M. with Chas. Allenís team on way to Falls.

Sun. Feb. 21

Clear, zero in morn. Edna called in and left June and Merton to spend the day while she went over home. Jim came up after then in P.M. Ralph came in eve.

Mon. Feb. 22

Good day. Forrest came in late P.M. Rufus Penley died.

Tues. Feb. 23

Good day, clear and cold. Ben and E- went down to Jimís in A.M. Sam Sylvester died of pneumonia Ė 82.

Wed. Feb. 24

Nice day. Ben left about 6 A.M. with Dick and Kit for Brunswick to get a load of kerosene and gasoline for Ralph. Got home about 7.40 P.M.

Thurs. Feb. 25

Snowed part of day. Rained hard in eve.

Fri. Feb. 26

Mostly cloudy. Ben didnít work in P.M. Sick headache. Forrest went up to Sadeís in eve. From there went to Chas. Allenís and spent night.

Sat. Feb. 27

Snowed a little most of day. Forrest came over in morn. and went back to Chas. Allenís after breakfast to go to Falls. Ralph went home before dinner. Charlie Coskery down in P.M. Mrs. Coskery left to go to work for Rich Hunnewell.

Sun. Feb. 28

Good day. Ben, E- and I went down to Morganís in P.M. Ralph came in early eve. Forrest came in P.M.

Mon. Mar. 1st

Snowed part of day. Gramp went to town meeting. Jim came up after him. Mr. and Mrs. Meacham called and left Frederick here to play with Everett.

Tues. Mar. 2nd

Snowed most of day, some rain and sleet. Men didnít work.

Wed. Mar. 3rd

Snowed part of day. Forrest went away in A.M. Mill shut down til Mon. I went to Falls with Ralph in P.M. Everett spent the day at Jimís. Called at Billís to see John Wilbur (first time).

Thurs. Mar. 4th

Nice day, much colder. Ralph went away in A.M. with Amy's snow shoes.

Fri. Mar. 5th

Good day. Guy Card in bed with bad leg Ė something fell on him and hurt his hip in the fall.

Sat. Mar. 6th

Nice day, zero in morn, much warmer. Ben tore down Rideoutís hen house and hauled it home with Kit and Dick. Ben, E-, Gram and I rode down to Jimís on horse sled.

Sun. Mar. 7th

Snowed and rained all day.

Mon. Mar. 8th

Snowed hard most of day. Ralph came in eve.

Tues. Mar. 9th

Mostly cloudy. Forrest came in A.M. He and Ralph worked in P.M. I went up to Sadeís in P.M. The new records came from Baltimore.

Wed. Mar. 10

Good day.

Thurs. Mar. 11

Good day. Col. Coolidge (Presidentís father) very sick.

Fri. Mar. 12

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

Sat. Mar. 13

Nice day. Forrest went home in eve.

Sun. Mar. 14

Nice day. Ben, E- and I went to Jimís in morn. June and Merton came home with us to spend the day while Edna went over home. I went up to Hank Brownís with Ralph in P.M. with old Dick in the sleigh. Forrest came in eve.

Mon. Mar. 15

Good day. Ralph and Forrest hauled hay from Bill Small's place in A.M. Ben went down to Jimís and got old Harry. He and Everett went to Bowdoin Center in A.M. and to Jimís and Morganís in P.M.

Tues. Mar. 16

Good day, Billy came up to dinner. Ben and Everett went to Morganís in A.M. then up to Lesterís after eggs.

Wed. Mar. 17

Good day. Everett was sick.

Thurs. Mar. 18

Good day. Mr. Tuttle of Litchfield Cor. buried. Found dead in the shed by neighbors.

Fri. Mar. 19

Good day. Cornelia Fessenden buried. Found in the house unconscious Mon.

Sat. Mar. 20

Rained some in morn. then snowed most of day. Forest and Ralph went home in A.M.

Sun. Mar. 21

Lovely day. Dad went to Falls to meet Ella, Roy and Cat-. Ed Jordan here in morn. too get horses shod. Bill and Lewis Taylor here in A.M. to look over Lange lot and had dinner here. Ed Buker called in A.M. Sade Rideout here in P.M. Ralph and Forrest came before supper.

Mon. Mar. 22

Lovely warm day. Everett went to school. Edna Card transported the scholars. Ella and I and Cat- went over to mill in P.M.

Tues. Mar. 23

Rained part of day. Roy spent most of day at Jimís Everett went to school.

Wed. Mar. 24

Rained some in P.M. Ella went down to Jimís to dinner. Ben went down to Jimís in P.M. Everett went to school.

Thurs. Mar. 25

Snowed part of A.M. Ė much colder. Ella and Roy got ready to go home but began to storm so they stayed over. June and Merton came up in A.M. E- went to school.

Fri. Mar. 26

Good day. Ben went down to Jimís after team to take Ella and Roy to Falls. Jim took them down. I went down to Morganís in P.M. Everett went to school.

Sat. Mar. 27

Good day Ė colder. Alden Curtis and another fellow here in P.M. and walked home with Forrest after supper. Ralph stayed up over week-end. R- and I went down to Jimís in eve.

Sun. Mar. 28

Good day but cold. Jim up in A.M. when Edna and kids went over home. Ben, E-, Dad and I went down to Jimís in P.M. Forrest came in P.M.

Mon. Mar. 29

Clear and cold Ė wind blew a gale. Everett went to school.

Tues. Mar. 30

Good day. Ben went over to Jearis Vincentís, Fred Coutureís, Gid Wheeler's and Louis Labbeeís in A.M. Ralph and I went up to Lester Rideoutís in eve. Everett went to school.

Wed. Mar. 31

Partly cloudy. Everett went to school. I sent George Rogersí suitcase home by Edna Card.

Thurs. Apr. 1st

Snowed a little most of day. Everett went to school. Ralph rode down on school team and went to Brunswick, Lisbon Falls, etc. Forrest spent the day on Lincoln St. Jim up in A.M.

Fri. Apr. 2nd

Cleared away. Ralph came back on school team. Everett went to school.

Sat. Apr. 3rd

Lovely day. Everett went down to Jimís in P.M. and came home with Gramp at night. I went down to Morganís in P.M. Forest went home over week-end. Ben feeling dumpy. Snowed in eve.

Sun. Apr. 4th

Cleared away windy in morn. Billy and Wm. Henry spent the day here. Ben, Ralph and Everett went up to Bill Smallís place after hay in P.M. Jim called in on his way over to Bukerís. Forrest came back in P.M.

Mon. Apr. 5th

Good day. Billy came in morn. to work for Ralph. Ben sick. Everett went to school. Heard Lois Coombsí had scarlet fever. World wide fiddling contest started in Lewiston armory to last a week.

Tues. Apr. 6th

Squally during night, clear and cold. Everett went to school. Billy went down to Jimís in eve. I went to Sadeís in P.M. Romeo came to work for Ralph.

Wed. Apr. 7th

Snowed in P.M. Ralph went home on school team in P.M. Everett went to school. Katheryn Kendrick died in St. Johnsbury, Vt. hospital. Had cancer.

Thurs. Apr. 8th

Rained hard most of day. Everett went to school. Billy went home in morn. Herman Overlock came up to see Ralph and had dinner.

Fri. Apr. 9th

Nice day. Everett went to school. Ralph and Billy came in morn. Ben went over to Lewis Taylorís with Dadís team after taters. Mrs. Taylor over to Monaís on confinement case so Ben had dinner with Lewis.

Sat. Apr. 10

Nice day. Everett had toothache. I went over to Fred Coutureís and Vincentís in eve. with Ralph. Billy and Forrest went home and Forrest went to work in gravel pit for John Alexander.

Sun. Apr. 11

Nice day. Herman Overlock came before we were up in the morn. Jim and Edna called in in morn on their way over home and left the team and June and Merton til they came back in P.M.

Mon. Apr. 12

18į above. Traveling on wheels but lots of snow in places. Ben and Everett went to Lewiston to have a tooth out. Mrs. Harry Blethen died of black influenza. Lots of pneumonia everywhere. Funeral held for Bert Jordan at Arlon Princeís where he died Fri. of pneumonia. Placed in tomb at Lisbon. Ben and I took old Jack down home in eve.

Tues. Apr. 13

15į above. Everett went to school. I went down home in A.M. when Dad went and took the phonograph home. Herman Overlock came at noon to work.

Wed. Apr. 14

good day. Everett at home sick with bad cold. Geo. Gillespie sick in bed.

Thurs. Apr. 15

Squally in morn. then cleared away cold and windy. I went up to Lesterís in morn. to telephone for Dr. Goss to come see Everett. Dr. Goss came down in eve.

Fri. Apr. 16

Cloudy and cold. Everettís cold much better. I went down to Jimís in P.M. Overlock went home in P.M. Ralph went down to Jimís to tel. to N.H. for new cylinder head. First auto went by Ė from 1 to 2 feet of snow in place in road.

Sat. Apr. 17

Mostly cloudy and cold. I went down to Jimís in P.M.

Sun. Apr. 18

Good day. I went up to Mrs. Coskeryís in P.M. Ben went down to Jimís in P.M. Ralph worked at mill. Herman came back before supper.

Mon. Apr. 19

Good day. Ben shod Ed Jordanís horse in P.M. Ralph went away in eve.

Tues. Apr. 20

Cold and windy. Ben went to Falls to get cylinder head. Herman went to Hank Brownís after hay. One of his horses taken sick with ďblackwater ď on way home. I went down to Jimís and telephoned for Libby, vet from Richmond. He came in his car about 5 oíclock. Edna came up in P.M. with message from Vet. Ralph came in eve. Wilbaird Lane (Ruth Johnsonís husband) and Harold Ferguson came to chop.

Wed. Apr. 21

Warm in P.M. Ben, E- and Herman took ďKit and DickĒ and went up after Hermanís hay above Geo. Brownís place in A.M. When they came back they found the sick horse dead. Saw in the Sun that Hanna Alexander hung herself at Jim Libbyís Ė age 73.

Thurs. Apr. 22

Warm in P.M. (60į) highest so far. Herman went home in A.M. Lester and Wallace in in A.M.

Fri. Apr. 23

Good day, warm.

Sat. Apr. 24

Partly cloudy. Ralph went away after supper. Ben went down to Jimís in eve. with violin to hear Mr. Small from Pownal play.

Sun. Apr. 25

Thunder showers about 3 A.M. Showery in P.M. Ben and Everett went down to Morganís in A.M. to take a pie I made for Alfredís birthday. (21 yrs old) I went over to woods in P.M. Ralph came in eve. Ernest Verrillís barn burned about 4 A.M. with 24 head of stock and all his farming tools.

Mon. Apr. 26

Mostly cloudy. McCarthy mill moving from Baker lot at Litchfield Cor. to Hatch Bros. lot in No. 9 district. Everett went to school.

Tues. Apr. 27

Showery in late P.M. Maurice Libby down here in A.M. to get work at the mill. Everett went to school.

Wed. Apr. 28

Ben and I went to Litchfield Cor. to get grain for Ralph and bring home a heifer Ben bot of Ed Jordan. Maurice Libby came here to board and work at mill. Everett went to school.

Thurs. Apr. 29

Cloudy. Everett went to school. Ralph went home before supper. Maurice went home after supper. Lane and Ferguson got thru.

Fri. Apr. 30

Partly cloudy. Everett went to school. Maurice came in morn. Ralph came in in eve.

Sat. May 1st

Good day. Maurice went home in eve. til further notice. Ralph went home in eve.

Sun. May 2nd

Nice day. Jim, June, Merton and Billy here to dinner. Everett went down to Jimís in P.M. I went down and met him. Wilbur Tarr here in P.M. Showery in eve. Ralph came in eve.

Mon. May 3rd

Nice day. I went down to Jimís in P.M. Everett went to school. Billy here to dinner after load of lumber to build a cottage over near Frank Curtis'.

Tues. May 4th

Partly cloudy. Everett went to school. Mary Prout very sick. Forrest Curtis came up after clothes.

Wed. May 5th

Good day. Everett went to school.

Thurs. May 6th

Good day. Everett went to school. Ben went to Center in P.M. Gram went to Jimís in P.M. Ė first time she was out.

Fri. May 7th

Nice day. Arthur Card came after scholars with his car. Ralph went away in eve.

Sat. May 8th

Partly cloudy. Kit too lame to work. Everett spent the P.M. at Jimís. Kinto went down a while and went mayflowering with the youngsters. I went down to Jimís in eve. and to Morganís Ben went down to meet me.

Sun. May 9th

Snow squall in early morn. April showers all day. Jim, Edna and kids called in on their way over home. First trip over with the team. Billy and Lewis Taylor here in A.M. after lumber. Ralph worked part of day. Ed Jordan here in A.M. to get horse shod.

Mon. May 10

Showery all day. Everett went to school. Mr. Huntington from Litchfield here in A.M. to get horse shod. Ben was down to Jimís after wheel harrow. I went down after him. Ralph went away in P.M. to be at Bath on Prout case.

Tues. May 11

Showery. Everett went to school. Ralph came in eve. Case unsettled.

Wed. May 12

Cold and windy. Everett went to school. Ralph took the truck out and went to Brunswick with first load of slabs in P.M.

Thurs. May 13

Everett went to school, Good day. Ma spent the P.M. with Mrs. Coskery. Fire broke out over on Ed Sheenís lot where Ralph had lumber and slabs and cord wood. Ben, Ralph and Fred Lepage went over.

Fri. May 14

Everett went to school. Showery. Ralph went to Topsham in eve. He cut his leg in P.M. I went up to Lesterís in A.M. after load of hay.

Sat. May 15

Showery. Slight earthquake in early morn. Lepage worked in A.M. Ralph went away before supper. I went down to Jimís with Ben and Everett in P.M. Ben and Everett went up to Lesterís in A.M. after load of hay.

Sun. May 16

Good day. Everett and I went over in woods in P.M. George Rogers brot Ralph up in eve.

Mon. May 17

Showery. Everett went to school. I went down to Morganís in eve. Ralph went to Brunswick with truck.

Tues. May 18

Nice day. Ben plowed over to Rideout place. Everett went to school. Ralph went to Center in eve. with slabs.

Wed. May 19

Nice day. Everett went to school. Gram and Gramp went over to Taylorís to see Bill and Amy and from there over to their new house by Frank Curtisí. Ralph and Charlie went to Topsham in eve. Charlie Coskery Ė wife and baby here in A.M.

Thurs. May 20

Good day, cold. Everett went to school. Grace and Bert called in P.M. when they brot the scholars home.

Fri. May 21

Good day. Everett went to school. George Rogers up in P.M.

Sat. May 22

Good day. Ralph and Lepage worked part of A.M. then quit on account of black flies. George Rogers went to Lewiston with Ralphís truck with load of ash bolts for Mrs. Coskery and came back here to dinner. Everett and I went over in the field with Ben in P.M. and went plumming and had lunch. Ralph went away in eve.

Sun. May 23

Rained part of day. Ralph came in A.M. and went away in eve.

Mon. May 24

Windy, showery. Everett went to school.

Tues. May 25

Everett went to school. Ralph came in P.M. Cold, partly cloudy. Ben, E- and I went down to Jimís in late P.M. and brot up calf to veal. Clara Allen stopping at Idaís following operation at C.M.G. hospital.

Wed. May 26

Showery. Everett went to school. George Rogers here to dinner and supper. He and Ralph worked on planer and both went away in eve. to work on some wood down on the Ward lot. Gram spent the day down home.

Thurs. May 27

Cold, showery. Everett went to school. I went down to Morganís in morn.

Fri. May 28

Cold, showery. Everett went to school. I went down to Morganís in P.M. Forrest called in P.M. Ralph came late at night. Sade spent the P.M. here. Ben plastered up over the stairs.

Sat. May 29

Slightly warmer. Showery in eve. George came at noon. Kinto went down to Jimís in morn. Ben and Everett went up to Lesterís after hay in P.M. Ralph and George went away after supper. Father Burns and Wilbur Cox here in eve.

Sun. May 30

Foggy and wet in morn. Lloyd and four other fellows arrived from Salem, Mass. arrived about one A.M. After they left in A.M. Ben and Everett took Ma and Dad to Falls with old Jack Morgan. They went to Ellaís. Ralph came at noon. He and Ben clipped Kit in P.M. George came up in P.M.

Mon. May 31

Showery. Ben plowed for Wallace Rideout in P.M. Ralph went away in morn. Susan Kendrick died in Rumford hospital. Had gangrene in foot.

Tues. June 1st

Showery. Everett went to school. Ralph came in eve. Arlene Woodcockís husband dropped dead in electric car at Falls.

Wed. June 2nd

Thunder shower in eve. Much warmer. Everett went to school. Gramp came home from Gray in P.M. Ben plowed for Wallace Rideout all day. Everett went up there after school. Ralph went to Brunswick with lumber and wood in A.M. and again with lumber in late P.M. Father Burns her in A.M.

Thurs. June 3rd

Cooler. Everett went to school. Ralph went to Lewiston in morn. to have truck repaired and hauled a load to Brunswick. Heavy frost most every night this week in all parts of New England.

Fri. June 4th

Good day. Everett went to school. Billy here in A.M. Ralph went away to Brunswick in P.M. George up in P.M.

Sat. June 5th

Partly cloudy. Ben and Everett went down to Jimís in P.M. to wheel harrow. Nina Higgins and Mark Woodhouse married.

Sun. June 6th

Gramp and Ben worked in garden most of day. Ralph came in early eve. Father Burns here in eve.

Mon. June 7th

Rained part of day. Ralph went away in P.M. to haul wood and slabs. Everett went to school.

Tues. June 8th

Several distant thunder showers in P.M. Everett went to school. I went down to Jimís on errand in P.M. Norman Curtisí car out of order so he brot it here for a day or two. Ralph came in eve.

Wed. June 9th

Lovely warm say, first day the mosquitos troubled us any. The schools in town all met at the Ctr. Had running and jumping contests, speaking, etc. Girard Jean came over and went down with Arthur. Father Burns here in A.M. and P.M. Norman came over in P.M. and worked on his car with Arthur Card til it went all right. Ralph went to Brunswick with slabs in eve.

Thurs. June 10

Good day. Ralph went to Brunswick with slabs in P.M. and went over to No. 9 school house to pie social in eve. Walter Garland and his wife called in eve. to see Ralph. Ben harrowed for Wallace in P.M. Everett went to school. Kinto went down to Jimís in A.M.

Fri. June 11

Lovely day. Everett went to school Ė last day. A man representing the ďLewiston SunĒ here to dinner. Ralph hauled slabs to Brunswick. Kinto went down to Jimís in late P.M. Ella went up to Aunt Fannieís with Gram in P.M. Guy took Ma down to Uncle Howardís in eve.

Sat. June 12

Nice day. Aunt Fannie, Uncle Guy, Frieda and Sarah Coburn brot Ma down home in P.M. Ben worked for Wallace Rideout in P.M. Everett and I went up and came home with him at night. Everett and Kinto went down to Jimís on errand in P.M. Ralph went away to haul slabs in late P.M. George Rogers called on us in eve.

Sun. June 13

Good day. Ralph came before dinner and did some planing in P.M. Ed Buker here all the P.M. and to supper. Fred Gleason, Maude and Joe Dubois here in P.M.

Mon. June 14

Began raining in P.M. Jim came up in P.M. after milk. Gram rode down home with him and came back with Gramp. Ralph hauled slabs in eve. Ben and Everett hauled hay from Morganís.

Tues. June 15

Rained most of day, cold and windy. Jim came up in A.M. for hair-cut. Ralph went away in A.M. Ben worked up to shop in P.M. for Conrad Jean.

Wed. June 16

Lovely day. Ralph hauled slabs in late P.M. Emma White died at Fred Crossmanís. Had shock.

Thurs. June 17

Good day. Gram went up to Sade Rideoutís to spend the day but she was gone to Richmond on visit. Gram, Everett and I rode down to Jimís with Ben in P.M.

Fri. June 18

Rained little in A.M. Ralph went away to haul slabs in A.M. Ben shod Jean's horses.

Sat. June 19

Good day. Ben and Everett went down to Jimís in morn. Ralph went to town with slabs in eve. Lawrence Rideout and Margaret Dunn married.

Sun. June 20

Nice day. Jim here to dinner the went up to Lesterís. George Rogers came up in P.M. Ralph went away in P.M. Ervin Darling called here in eve. Alfred White buried. Died in Montreal following operation for tuberculosis of lungs.

Mon. June 21

Nice day. Ralph started the mill. George came to work. Charlie Coskery, Bill Coskery and Ben rolled in P.M. Ralph went away in eve. to haul slabs and get gasoline.

Tues. June 22

Cold and foggy, light showers. I went down to Jimís in A.M. and to Morganís. Ben rolled at the mill. Ralph came in morn. and went with slabs in eve. and brot Everett Small back to work. Marion Crosby and Charles Starbird married. Florence Buker and Lester West married at South Paris.

Wed. June 23

Nice day, warmer. Gram spent the day at Ednaís. Jim up in P.M. Showery in eve.

Thurs. June 24

Nice day. I went over to Billyís new house by Lester Curtisí in eve. with Ralph in truck. Father Burns here in eve.

Fri. June 25

Nice day, very warm. Gram and Gramp went over to Scott Smallís after a little pig and home by the Center. I went up to Burnsí mill with Ralph in eve. Herbert Pike died while running the auto between Lisbon Falls and Brunswick.

Sat. June 26

Showery in P.M. 79į in A.M. George taken sick so Ben rolled in P.M. Rainy evening. Isaac Leonard died (92 yrs).

Sun. June 27

Lovely day. Gramp went down to Jimís in morn. Billy, Amy, Wm. Vera and John and Lester Curtis spent the day here. Ben worked in woods in A.M. Ralph and Everett Small had late dinner then left with truck of lumber to go over to Borough. Small got thru work here. Mrs. Coskery and Mabel down in early eve. Harry Cornish and Gladys called. Chester Rideoutís car and car load of Frenchmen bumped together out here at corner. Had a scrap and moved on.

Mon. June 28

Lovely day. Ed Jordan down in A.M. Had several callers in A.M. George worked here in A.M. Ralph hauled beech lumber to Mr. Ripley in P.M. Buildings on Gene Williamís farm burned (owned by John McCarthy).

Tues. June 29

Nice day, hot. Gram Buker in very poor health.

Wed. June 30

79į. Nice day. Ralph went away after supper. Gram spent the day up to Sarah Rideout's. Wallace Rideout and May Chase married at her home by Mr. Watkins. Frances Buker had tonsils removed.

Thurs. July 1st

82į. Nice day. Ben and Everett went to West Bowdoin with Dick in A.M. Ralph and Geo. came in A.M. to work. Gram went down to Jimís in P.M. Mr. White, Litchfield lumber king, here to see Ben about shoeing horses.

Fri. July 2nd

Hot day. Gram and Gramp went over on Bowdoinham Road with Jack Morgan to spend the day, had dinner with Mrs. Ham and Harry and went over on Fred Youlandís old place to see Delia Ewing in P.M. Sade came down in P.M. Nat- Williams here to see Ralph about sawing a lot.

Sat. July 3rd

Hot day. Ben went down to Jimís in morn. Ralph went away with slabs in eve. Billy here to dinner.

Sun. July 4th

Nice day. Norman Curtis and Mr. Henderson here in A.M. watching Mrs. Bryantís for booze. June and Merton stopped over night at Gram Bukerís. Everett and I went down to Jimís in morn. Lester Curtis, Bill, Amy and youngsters here in P.M. Ralph came in eve.

Mon. July 5th

Lovely day. Big celebration at Dixfield and Perryville. Ralph went home at noon sick. Lester and Billy here in A.M. with mackerel and clams they went to salt water and got early in morn. They went over home and got Amy and kids and came back to dinner and spent the day. Steve Small spent the holiday in Gardiner jail. Father Burns here in eve.

Tues. July 6th

Few sprinkles during early morn. Partly cloudy. Ben and Everett went to Morganís in A.M. Ralph came at noon. He and Ben went to Brunswick with slabs in P.M. and to get Burnsí blacksmith outfit down below Brunswick

Wed. July 7th

Good day. Ralph left at 5.30 A.M. to take load of lumber to Brunswick. I went up to Mrs. Coskeryís in P.M. Ben and Ralph hauled hay from Morganís in eve.

Thurs. July 8th

Nice day, showery in eve. I went to Falls with Ralph in P.M. to bank. Ralph went to Brunswick with lumber.

Fri. July 9th

Misty and wet. Ralph and George came in morn. and went to Lewiston in P.M. Ben and I went down to Arnoís in P.M. Everett stayed with June and Merton.

Sat. July 10

Misty and wet. Ben went down to Jimís in morn. when Ralph hauled a load of slabs to Eddie Nasiff. Ralph went away in eve for week-end. Sheriffís sale of Mr. Bryantís interest in the Cady place.

Sun. July 11

Good day. Jim here to dinner. Everett went down home with him after dinner and came back when Jim and Dad went up to Wallace Small's. Willie Allen brot Frank and Sear up for call in late P.M. Ralph came in eve. Maurice Couture in hospital with lock-jaw caused from blank cartridge on 4th.

Mon. July 12

Good day. Maurice Couture died of tetanus (caused 4th of July by shooting blank cartridge in hand.

Tues. July 13

Partly cloudy. Thunder shower in eve. and continued raining thru the night and early morn. Ralph went to Brunswick after gasoline in morn.

Wed. July 14

Cleared away. Nice day. Ma spent the day at Jimís. Sade Rideout, Mrs. Buker, Myrtie, Clara and Otis spent the day at Jimís. Everett and Kinto went to Jimís on errand in P.M. Ralph went to Brunswick with lumber in eve.

Thurs. July 15

Showery at night. Sade Rideout called in in P.M. on her way to Clara Westís for visit. Ralph went away after supper. Ma spent the P.M. at Coskeryís.

Fri. July 16

Rainy part of day. Ed Jordan, Mrs. Jordan, Mr. and Mrs. Rogers called in eve. Ralph came after supper. Went with load of lumber in eve. Everett and Ben went to West Bowdoin with Dick in A.M.

Sat. July 17

Good day (82į). Ralph went away in eve. with lumber. Sade Rideout called in on her way home from ďSoup KitchenĒ.

Sun. July 18

Hot day. Showery at night. Dad worked down to Jimís. Edna, June and Merton called. Les Maloon, Maude and two girls called in P.M. Ralph worked all day. and went away in late P.M. to see Mr. Totman about lumber to build over the cattle sheds that burned on Topsham fair grounds the previous week.

Mon. July 19

Cleared away in A.M. Frank Gowell run over in front of his house by Rev. Father Brady of Lewiston. Lived about an hour.

Tues. July 20

Foggy in morn. then cleared up. Gram spent the P.M. at Jimís. Fred Libby of Richmond here to sell us a De Laval Separator.

Wed. July 21

Hot day. Ben went to Brunswick with Ralph to meeting of Topsham Fair Asísín to decide about building new cattle sheds in eve. Merton sick.

Thurs. July 22

94į. Ben and Everett went down to Jimís after calf then up to Wallace Smallís. Father Burns here in A.M. Ralph went away in morn. He and George came back and worked part of P.M. Ralph went to Falls and Lisbon in eve. Few sprinkles in eve. Heavy wind and electrical storm thru York County and southern part of Maine. Gram spent the P.M. at Jimís. June sick.

Fri. July 23

Ben worked for Ralph part of day. Billy and Leroy Cook over in eve. after me to go over to help while Amy was sick. Verna and Leroy took Vera home with them.

Sat. July 24

Good day. Dr. Plummer up in A.M. to see Amy. Billy brot me home in eve. Ralph went away in eve.

Sun. July 25

Good day. Jim here to dinner. Ralph came in early eve.

Mon. July 26

Good day. Whites saw mill burned up near Ed Jordanís in P.M. and 50,000 or more of lumber, no insurance. Ben and Everett went down to Jimís after mower in P.M. and began haying. Nate Doughty and Isiah Morrell to see lumber. Ralph went to Brunswick in eve.

Tues. July 27

Hot day, 84į. Ralph and George help Ben get in hay in late P.M.

Wed. July 28

Cloudy, hot, 83į. Ben went to Falls and Lisbon with Ralph in eve.

Thurs. July 29

Cloudy. Jim helped Ben put roofing on the barn (north side).

Fri. July 30

Cloudy, light showers. Ma and I went up to Mrs. Coskeryís in P.M. Ralph went away in eve.

Sat. July 31

Good day. Ray Allen, Florence, baby, Mabel and Wallace Fowler up in P.M. Ralph went away in eve. Grace Cardís fourth baby born. Frances Shirley.

Sun. Aug. 1st

Good day. Billy and Lester came over in A.M. and got Gram, Gramp and Everett and took them over to his house to spend the day and brot them home at night. Ralph came in A.M. and went away in eve.

Mon. Aug. 2nd

Good day. Jim helped Ben put on roofing. Jim Fowler here in P.M. Foggy part of day. Ralph came in late P.M.

Tues. Aug. 3rd

Some fog, then cleared away hot. I went to Lewiston with Ralph and from there to Gray and back home with him at night. Few sprinkles in late P.M. Bryant moved from Cady place.

Wed. Aug. 4th

Good day. Ralph hauled lumber. Bill, Lester, Amy, kids and Angie Fowler here in eve.

Thurs. Aug. 5th

Good day. I was in bed all day. Ralph hauled lumber to Topsham Fair Grounds.

Fri. Aug. 6th

Nice day. Bill here in morn. He and Gramp helped Ben get in hay in P.M. Henry Jeanís horse (John) broke his leg in Bowdoin Center road Ė stepped on a rolling stone. Ben shot him. Ralph hauled lumber to Fair Grounds.

Sat. Aug. 7th

Foggy part of day. Ralph hauled lumber to Topsham. Billy, Amy and kids here in late A.M. after spending the day at Jimís. Ralph went away in eve.

Sun. Aug. 8th

Thunder shower in P.M. Edna and kids called in on way over home. Ralph came in eve.

Mon. Aug. 9th

Clear and cool. Ralph hauled lumber to Fair Grounds. Dr. Plummer here in A.M. to see me.

Tues. Aug. 10

Good day. Ralph hauled lumber to Topsham. Ma went down to Jimís in P.M.

Wed. Aug. 11

Good day Ė hot. Dad helped Ben haul in hay. Jim up in P.M. Ralph hauled lumber to Lewiston.

Thurs. Aug. 12

Good day. Ben and Everett spent the day at Jimís Ralph came in eve.

Fri. Aug. 13

Foggy in morn. Ralph and Geo. worked at mill in P.M. Della, Frank Thomas, Carlton, Donald, Ev- and her new husband Charles Wentworth of Rollingsford, N.H. and Sear Allen here in P.M. Geo Rogers and Fred Cornishís son here in eve.

Sat. Aug. 14

Partly foggy. Ralph and Geo. worked at mill. Billy brot Dad up in P.M. to help Ben get in hay. Ben went over to Ike Allenís with cow in A.M. Ralph went away in eve.

Sun. Aug. 15

Lovely, clear day. Dad down home haying. Ben helped Ralph and Geo. over to mill part of P.M. then Ralph helped Ben get in hay.

Mon. Aug. 16

Cloudy in P.M. Ben went down to Jimís in P.M. Ralph hauled lumber to Topsham.

Tues. Aug. 17

Partly cloudy. Ben and Everett worked at mill in P.M. Billy, Amy and youngsters here in P.M.

Wed. Aug. 18

Partly cloudy, cool eve. Ben worked down to Jimís. Everett went down in P.M. Gram and I went up to Coskeryís in P.M. Ralph hauled lumber in eve.

Thurs. Aug. 19

Partly cloudy. Ben went down to Jimís in morn. then he and Everett dug potatoes. Ralph hauled lumber in eve.

Fri. Aug. 20

Nice day. Geo came up in early morn. to get Ralph. They started on Mass trip. Ben, E- and I went to Falls with taters.

Sat. Aug. 21

Good day. Ben called Dr. Plummer at 2.30 P.M. I had _______________________. Edna came up in early morn. Ben helped get hay over in Dadís meadow.

Sun. Aug. 22

Good day. Jim here to dinner. Men all got hay in P.M. Mr. White, Lewis Rideout and Lizzie Small here to see Ralph. Ralph came in early eve. from Mass. (discouraged).

Mon. Aug. 23

Good day. Ralph and Geo. worked at mill sawing out lumber for White. Ben shod Whiteís horses and Mittelbrachertís. Mamie Jasper in to see me. Bert Fernald of Poland died.

Tues. Aug. 24

Rained in P.M. Ben worked in shop in A.M. Ralph hauled lumber in P.M. and had truck fixed up.

Wed. Aug. 25

Partly cloudy. Ralph came in A.M. Ben and E- went down to Jimís in P.M. to tel. to Beauregard (owner of Cady place) He brot the hay. Geo and Ralph went up to Charlie Coskeryís in eve.

Thurs. Aug. 26

Rained in late P.M. Ralph and Geo. went to Falls in A.M. and after truck. Mamie came to work for us.

Fri. Aug. 27

Foggy and wet. Heavy thunder shower in eve. Struck Alcide Coutureís barn and burned it. Billy, Amy and kids over in P.M. Ralph hauled lumber in P.M.

Sat. Aug 28

Nice day. Billy worked for Ralph. Amy and kids came over and spent the day. Ralph went away in eve.

Sun. Aug. 29

Good day. Ralph came in eve.

Mon. Aug. 30

School began. Edna and Arthur card transported the scholars.

Tues. Aug. 31

Good day.

Wed. Sept. 1st

Showery in eve. I went to Ctr. to Grace Coombs in eve. when Ralph went to Elliotís after hay.

Thurs. Sept. 2nd

Nice day. Mamie came to wash. Ralph went away in eve.

Fri. Sept. 3rd

Good day. Everett and I went down to Jimís to telephone to Ella.

Sat. Sept. 4th

Good day. Gram and Everett went to Jimís in P.M. Ralph went away in eve. Mr. and Mrs. Corcoran and three children and Lloyd arrived about 8.45 P.M. from Mass.

Sun. Sept. 5th

Partly cloudy. Bill brot Ella, Roy and Cat- up from the Falls at noon then went back home and brot Amy and kids over to spend the day. Ralph came before dinner. Jim here to Dinner. Edna and kids went over home to dinner then came back here in late P.M. Mr. Corcoran and Ambrose sick with asthma so the Mass. Bunch left for home about 4.30 P.M.

Mon. Sept. 6th

Rained most of day. Jim up in A.M. Ben and Ralph worked on harnesses getting ready for State Fair. Ralph went home in eve. Emma Jordan died. Had typhoid fever.

Tues. Sept. 7th

Good day. Ralph came in early morn. Billy, Amy, kids and Lester Curtis came over in eve. Ralph went to Brunswick in eve with lumber.

Wed. Sept. 8th

Lovely day. Ralph left at 6.30 A.M. with Kit and Dick for State Fair and came back in eve. Gram, Roy, Ella and Cat- spent day at Jimís. Everett and Kinto went down to Jimís after school. Heard Aunt Fannie had broken her arm.

Thurs. Sept. 9th

Good day. Gram, Ella and Cat- went up to Sadeís and Hervey's in P.M. Everett and I went up and met them after school. Ralph hauled slabs and lumber. Roy went to Falls with Ralph then to Fair and home.

Fri. Sept. 10

Good day. Gram, Ella and Cat- spent P.M. at Jimís Ralph hauled lumber in A.M. and slabs in P.M. I went to Falls with him in P.M. Finished paying for place.

Sat. Sept. 11

Good day. Ella, Cat-, Everett and I walked down to Jimís in morn. and Billy took us from there to Falls to go to Gray. Harry met us. Charlie, Jennie, Len, Cat- and kids came about 5 P.M.

Sun. Sept. 12

Good day. Everett and I left Ellaís about 9 A.M. with Charlie and Pa Mc- for Bowdoin. Chas and Pa Mc- went home after dinner and Chas went back to N. H. with Len, Cat- and kids. Mrs. Coskery and Mabel called in P.M. Billy, Amy, Lester and kids over in P.M. Ralph came in eve.

Mon. Sept. 13

Good day. Ralph Brewster re-elected Gov. of Maine. Ralph hauled slabs in A.M.

Tues. Sept. 14

Good day. I went down to Jimís to tel. for hay in P.M. Ralph went with slabs in P.M. as far as Alcide Coutureís. Had truck trouble. George Rogers helped Ben haul in Hungarian in P.M.

Wed. Sept. 15

Partly cloudy. Jennie most sick with a cold. Ralph came in A.M. Had truck trouble and went after repair in P.M.

Thurs. Sept. 16

Cloudy, rainy eve. Everett Small came to board.

Fri. Sept 17

Good day. Terrible hurricane at Miami, Florida and West Palm Beach, hundreds killed and millions in damage to property.

Sat. Sept. 18

Lovely day. Gram went down to Jimís with Jennie. Dad took her from there to Falls and called to Eliza Douglasí auction. Gram and Everett went down to Jimís in P.M.

   
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