Diary of Alice L. Jones
Tues. Jan. 1st
Clear and cold all day. Everett came home from work at noon. 2° below.
Wed. Jan. 2nd
2° below, clear. Children started school. Alfred missed Everett so he came home late with John Sylvester.
Thurs. Jan. 3th
Fair, slightly warmer. Mayota went to choir practice.
Fri. Jan 4th
Squally in A.M. Granville and Gram Small brot Freda home in A.M. and had dinner here. Mr. and Mrs. Gilliam and two children, Madelyn and Blanche Stilphen came to play in eve.
Sat. Jan. 5th
Clear and cold. Everett worked scraping paint in kitchen. Sandra baby-sat at Fletcher's in eve. Catherine and Doris called on Bill and Sue on their way to Togus to see Johnny.
Sun. Jan. 6th
Clear and cold. Mayota went to Sun. school. We all went to church. Ev-, Freda and I went to dump in late P.M.
Mon. Jan. 7th
Cold and snowed all day – about ___ inches.
Tues. Jan. 8th
Fair and milder.
Wed. Jan. 9th
Cloudy, mild. Freda baby-sat at Fletchers in A.M. Winnie and Harry, Jr. came after me in A.M. and took me up there for a visit.
Thurs. Jan. 10
Mild, snowed all day (6-7 in.) clearing in early eve.
Fri. Jan. 11
Beautiful day, 4° below in morn. Winnie and I went to Sadie Garland's (Ed Adams) while Harry went to Bickford’s garage.
Sat. Jan. 12
Good day, cold. Harry, Sr. Winnie and I went to Wheeler’s in P.M. then Harry took me to Libby’s (Sheloske place) to baby-sit while Mr. and Mrs. Went out to celebrate her birthday. Margaret went to teen-age dance at Freeman’s. Snowed about 2 in. in eve. Harry, Winnie and I went to Bertha Rideout’s in Freeport with Dorian and Graham to have deed made out. Harry sold his lumber.
Sun. Jan. 13
Nice day. Harry, Jr. took Winnie and me to Portland to have dinner with Nettie Allen.
Mon. Jan. 14
Clear 20° below in Brunswick. Dorian – Graham called for lunch at noon. I went with Winnie to sit with Hyde children (Rob Rideout place) while the parents went to Brunswick hospital to see their baby (scalded on Sat.)
Tues. Jan. 15
Clear, 23° below. Winnie and I baby-sat at Hyde’s. Harry, Sr. went to Falls in A.M. Below zero all day.
Wed. Jan. 16
22° below. Snowed most of day and eve. Margaret stayed at Shirley Young’s all night. The East and Central states buried in snow and very cold, as far south as Virginia.
Thurs. Jan. 17
Milder, Everett came after me in P.M. Freda entertained the W.S.C.S. in eve. 16° below, coldest at Orr’s during past week.
Fri. Jan. 18
8° below here. 22° below in Portland - 8° below here. Mr. Gilliam and Blanche Stilphen came to play. Elsie Haggerty passed away.
Sat. Jan. 19
Very cold in morn – fair and milder during day. Everett and Freda took me to Greene in A.M. then went to Litchfield.
Sun. Jan. 20
Nice day. Harry went away all day with Arthur and Winnie Coburn.
Mon. Jan. 21
Very mild, partly cloudy. We watched the Inauguration of Eisenhower and Nixon.
Tues. Jan. 22
Very mild, mostly fair. Harry came home early from work early in A.M. from work. He went to Dr. Russell in early eve. Mr. Ricker resigned from Greene church two weeks ago. Took over work at Sawyer Memorial Building. Ruth and Warren came up in eve.
Wed. Jan. 23
Heavy rain in night. Ground partly bare.
Thurs. Jan. 24
Clear, zero in morn. Fannie Erb called in A.M. Mr. Ricker called at supper time Wm. and Evelyn came down in eve.
Fri. Jan 25
Began snowing in late P.M. 2-3 inches.
Sat. Jan. 26
Nice day. Doris, Catherine and Judy came in P.M. to take me to Gray. We all stayed at Doris’ over night. Catherine worked at Cole’s.
Sun. Jan. 27
Nice day. We all went to Sunday school and church except Arnold (had several ring worms) and Galen. Doris and children took us to Gray in P.M. Cat- worked. Joe and Eva called.
Mon. Jan. 28
Partly cloudy. Judy, Catherine and I went down St. in P.M. Catherine worked.
Tues. Jan. 29
Snowed all day.
Wed. Jan. 30
Beautiful. Went down St. in P.M. Doris and children down in P.M. Roy over in eve. Lennie went to scout meeting in eve. Catherine worked.
Thurs. Jan. 31
Nice day, milder. Catherine went to Beverly’s in A.M. for coffee. Joe called in P.M. also Rev. Lord. Doris came in eve. to play “Rook”. Ida Purdy passed away suddenly at Prince Edward Island.
Fri. Feb. 1st
Nice day. Catherine worked.
Sat. Feb. 2nd
Beautiful clear day. Doris took Catherine to Togus in P.M. Catherine worked.
Sun. Feb. 3rd
Cloudy, rain in eve. Children went to Sunday school. Joe and Eva spent P.M. and had lunch with us. Catherine worked.
Mon. Feb. 4th
Nice mild day. Catherine worked.
Tues. Feb. 5th
Nice day. I spent most of day at Bessie's and Esther's. Called at Beverly Parker’s in late P.M. Everett and Freda came up in eve. also Doris.
Wed. Feb. 6th
Nice day. Lennie went to Boy Scout’s “Father and Son” supper. Catherine worked.
Thurs. Feb. 7th
Nice day. Judy took Catherine, Carol and me to Doris’ for dinner. Had flat tire at White’s Cor. coming home in P.M. and went up to Morrison’s. Webbie brot Catherine and me home. Johnny M- helped Judy get the tire fixed and came home later. Lennie went to scout meeting at Westbrook in eve.
Fri. Feb. 8th
Nice day, colder. Lennie went to basketball game. Catherine worked.
Sat. Feb. 9th
Cloudy. Began snowing in late P.M. Joe called in P.M. Catherine worked.
Sun. Feb. 10
About 2 in. of snow. Children went to Sunday school. Joe and Eva came in P.M. also Doris, Joyce and Galen. Catherine worked.
Mon. Feb. 11
Nice day – cold. Catherine went to Beverly’s to have coffee with the “girls” in A.M. We went to Judy’s in P.M. Laura keeping house for her. Judy sick with a cold. Catherine worked.
Tues. Feb. 12
Nice day, 10° below at Joe’s. Joe called in A.M. He took Catherine and me to Togus in P.M. Johnny much improved. Doris came in eve.
Wed. Feb. 13
Mostly clear, light snow flurries in A.M. Catherine worked.
Thurs. Feb. 14
Mostly clear, milder, light snow flurries in A.M. Catherine, Beverly, Dawn Libby Douglas, Bruce, Carol and I went to Valentine party at Stevie’s school in P.M. Catherine worked.
Fri. Feb. 15
Few snowflakes in morn. then clear and much warmer. Doris and children here in P.M. Lennie went to party at Cong- church in eve. Carol went to Doris’ for night. Catherine worked.
Sat. Feb. 16
Good day. Catherine left in A.M. with Doris for day. Had dinner at Cole’s then went to Togus. Carol came home in early morning. Carol and Stevie went to party at church in P.M. Catherine didn’t work. Began snowing in late P.M.
Sun. Feb. 17
Snowed about 2 in. during night, nice day, warmer. Wm. Small from New Gloucester came down in morn. and took us all to White’s Cor. church. Catherine worked. Roy called on us.
Mon. Feb. 18
Good day. Catherine worked. Alta Foster called in eve.
Tues. Feb. 19
Nice day. Doris called in late P.M. Catherine worked. Roy Libby operated on.
Wed. Feb. 20
Few snow flakes, mostly fair, much colder. Catherine went to Earle Wilson’s to get Income tax made out in P.M. Catherine home in eve.
Thurs. Feb. 21
Nice day, milder. Alta Foster called in eve. Catherine worked.
Fri. Feb. 22
Fair. Catherine and I went to Beverly’s to play Rook” in P.M. Catherine worked. Doris brot children down at 4 P.M. while she went to Portland to meet Grandma Bisciglia and Paul (Katie’s husband)
Sat. Feb. 23
Good day, milder. Doris took Catherine, Grandma B- and Paul to Togus in P.M. Wm. and Evelyn brot Bill, Sue and Larry over in P.M. Larry’s birthday (14). Everett, Freda and Mayota brot their lunch and ate supper with us. Judy spent most of day here. Catherine worked.
Sun. Feb. 24
Mostly fair. Paul left in A.M. for Portland to take 12.30 plane for N.Y. Joe, Eva and Jane called in P.M. Stevie and Carol went to Sunday school.
Mon. Feb. 25
Mostly cloudy, mild. Catherine went to Beverly’s in P.M. and up to Cole’s. She worked.
Tues. Feb. 26
Partly cloudy, 62° in Portland, warmest ever recorded on this date. Heavy rain in eve. Cath- worked.
Wed. Feb. 27
Light showers in A.M. Much colder and windy at night. Doris and children called in P.M. Catherine worked.
Thurs. Feb. 28
Partly cloudy, much colder. Doris and children down in P.M. to play “Rook”. Carol went home with them. Catherine worked.
Fri. Mar. 1st
Snowed lightly most of day. Doris brot Carol home at noon and took Catherine and Grandma to Togus. They brot home things Johnny made in the shop. Doris called in late eve. Catherine didn’t work.
Sat. Mar. 2nd
Nice mild day. Catherine went to Town meeting most of day. We walked down St. in eve. Doris called in eve. Catherine didn’t work.
Sun. Mar. 3rd
Light snow flurries in A.M., mostly fair. Doris came down in P.M. Catherine didn’t work.
Mon. Mar. 4th
Clear, cold, windy. Catherine worked.
Tues. Mar. 5th
Clear, cold, windy. Catherine worked. Doris down in eve.
Wed. Mar. 6th
Beautiful mild day. Catherine, Stevie and Carol went to Karen Parker’s birthday party in P.M. I went to Bessie’s in P.M. “Ginie” Tobin went to hospital to have her second baby. Catherine worked. Lennie went to scout meeting.
Thurs. Mar. 7th
Cloudy. Judy and Beverly Parker came to play “Rook” in P.M. and Doris in eve.
Fri. Mar. 8th
Cloudy, began snowing in late P.M. Catherine worked. Lennie went to Scout dance.
Sat. Mar. 9th
Snowed and rained thru night, dark and cloudy day, very sloppy. Catherine worked.
Sun. Mar. 10
Good day. Doris came after me in morn. to take me to church then to her house to stay over night. Charlie and Beverly Parker took Catherine and children and Grandma Bisciglia to Togus. They took Johnny for his first ride – to Waterville, etc.
Mon. Mar. 11
Clear and windy. Doris took me to Gray in A.M. Catherine cleaned the children’s room and went to Beverly’s in P.M. I went down St. with Judy. Catherine worked.
Tues. Mar. 12
Dark day, light showers. Catherine went to Portland with the Parkers in A.M.
Wed. Mar. 13
Fair, mild day. Dot called in eve. Cat- worked. Girls from Cushman’s had shower and supper party for Judy at Cole’s.
Thurs. Mar. 14
Foggy in A.M. then fair. Doris and children came down in P.M. and took Carol home with them for the night.
Fri. Mar. 15
Cloudy. Doris brot Carol home about noon and took Catherine, Carol and me to Togus to bring Johnny home for week-end. I stayed at Doris’ while he was at home. Doris started work at Howard Johnson’s restaurant at South gray – 4 P.M. to 12.
Sat. Mar. 16
Rained most of A.M. Doris worked.
Sun. Mar. 17
Good day. The family went to church. I stayed home (cold). We went to ride in P.M.to Catherine’s then to South Paris, Hebron, Minot and Auburn. Arnold and Donney went to church in eve.
Mon. Mar. 18
Nice day. Roy home sick. Doris went to Auburn in A.M. I went to Togus in P.M. with Doris, Catherine and Carol to take Johnny back. Carol went home with Doris for visit. Catherine worked.
Tues. Mar. 19
Nice day. Catherine spent part of P.M. at Beverly’s then played “Rook” with Judy and me. Jennie and Ida Bisciglia arrived in eve for visit.
Wed. Mar. 20
Dark and cloudy, few spits of snow in late P.M. I went to Laura’s and Judy’s in A.M. Doris came in P.M. and took me to her house. Sylvia Small came to play “Rook” in eve.
Thurs. Mar. 21
Fair. Dot went to Auburn with Alta Foster in A.M. and to Togus to take Jennie and Ida Bisciglia and Catherine in P.M. They brot Johnny home with them to stay until Sunday. Everett and Mayota came after me in eve.
Fri. Mar. 22
Fair. Alfred Darrow went home in P.M. for a week. Mr. and Mrs. Bond and son came in early eve. for the night. (They own the Lincoln place.) We cleaned house all day. Jim and Sandra began sleeping in the annex. Charlie Gilliam, Blanche Stilphen and Mr. and Mrs. Murphy came to play in eve.
Sat. Mar. 23
Nice day. Everett, Freda and Mayota went to Brunswick in P.M. We all went to “Eureka” grange hall in Durham in eve. to reception for Charlie Wagg and his new wife. Charlie Gilliam and his wife went also Madelyn and Blanche Stilphen to play. Eben Carlson played drums. Sandra worked at Library.
Sun. Mar. 24
Nice day. We all went to church in A.M. and eve. Jim and Sandra went to M.Y.F. Rev. Guy Wilson from Brunswick had service.
Mon. Mar. 25
Fair. Mr. Miller called inn A.M. Everett went out to play in eve.
Tues. Mar. 26
Partly cloudy. Freda baby-sat for Mrs. Fletcher in A.M. Ev-, Freda and Jim went to Murphy’s in eve.
Wed. Mar. 27
Partly cloudy. Patty Miller and Stevie were up in P.M.
Thurs. Mar. 28
Good day. Jim home from school (cold) Freda went to meeting at Bailey’s (parents to enter complaints against the teacher (Miss Ford) to Supt. Smith. Freda went to Teen-age meeting in eve.
Fri. Mar. 29
Fair. I went to Susie Houghton’s in P.M. to see her mother. Charlie Gilliam, Madelyn Stilphen and Mr. Murphy spent the evening here (playing) Mrs. Murphy, son, Blanche and Pam Stilphen called on way home from Teen-age roller skating party at Brunswick rink.
Sat. Mar. 30
Partly cloudy, very light snow squalls. Rode to Bailey’s Is. in P.M. with Everett, Freda and Mayota. Sandra worked at Library with Susie Houghton in P.M. Freda in bed most of day. Sandra baby-sat at Boyce’s til midnight then Ethel Linscott took over.
Sun. Mar. 31
Clear and cold. All but Freda went to church, Mayota went to Sun. school. Everett, Freda and I went to Sue’s and Bill’s for supper. Wm. and Evelyn there. They left me for a visit. The Campbell place on Center Rd. (Barber living there) burned in eve.
Mon. Apr. 1st
Partly cloudy, warmer. Wm. called in early morn. Johnny called in A.M. I rode to Center with Bill to Selectmen’s office and to falls to get Sue in P.M. Lola up in eve. Johnny Bisciglia came home from Togus for 15 days.
Tues. Apr. 2nd
Light rain all day, clearing at night. Bill and I spent day at Stewart’s. Went from there to Falls after Sue in P.M. Wm. and Evelyn called in eve. also Em.
Wed. Apr. 3rd
Clear, cold, windy. I went to Myrt’s in A.M. Bill Booker called to dinner. Bill and I went after Sue then we all went to Vera’s to supper. Gerry and most of her family there.
Thurs. Apr. 4th
Fair, cold. Bill and I went to Alice Larrabee’s in P.M. then after Sue. Wm. and Evelyn came to supper.
Fri. Apr 5th
Snowed a little in A.M. then sleet and rain. We went after Sue in P.M. Callers in A.M. and eve.
Sat. Apr. 6th
Showery in P.M.. I went to Falls in morn. when Bill took Sue to work. Met Freda, Jim and Mayota at Eben’s. Mayota and I walked up to Laura’s and to Carol’s new house. We went to “State” Restaurant to lunch. Met Everett at 11 o’clock and all went to Lewiston shopping. I went home with Bill and Sue at 3 P.M.
Sun. Apr. 7th
Nice day. Called at Lola’s and Myrt’s in A.M. Myrt had dinner with us. Bill, Sue and I went to Wm.’s camp in P.M. Wm and Evelyn had supper with us.
Mon. Apr. 8th
Good day. I went to Falls when Bill took Sue to work at 2 P.M. and came home with Everett at 3.30 P.M.
Tues. Apr. 9th
Snowed about ____ in. here, much heavier at Falls and inland. Jimmie hurt his arm playing volley ball, had X-rays at hospital. Mayota at home (sick). Mattresses for twin beds arrived from Lewiston.
Wed. Apr. 10
Cold and windy, snow nearly gone. Jimmie stayed at home (injured arm) Everett, Freda and I took little ride in eve. – to Dump and “Land’s end. Sandra and Mayota baby-sat at Fletcher’s in eve.
Thurs. Apr. 11
Fair, very cold wind. Freda went to W.S.C.S. at Patty Miller’s in eve. Mr. Miller spent the evening here. Gramp Small took Gram Small to Rochester, N.H. to see Dr. (Cecil) Dustin
Fri. Apr. 12
Partly cloudy, few sprinkles in P.M. Airplane crash at Brunswick Base killing six men. Freda baby-sat at Fletcher’s in P.M. Mayota spent eve. with Pamela Morgrage. Jim showed pictures at teen-age dance. The gang came to play – Mr. + Mrs. Murphy and son, Albert Doughty, Jean and Harold, Charlie Gilliam, Madelyn and Blanche Stilphen. Rain in eve. Freda’s mother taken to C.M.G. hospital for observation (after having heart attack)
Sat. Apr. 13
Partly cloudy. Freda went with Everett in morn. and went to Mitchell’s. Gramp Small met her there and she went to Litchfield then to the C.M.G. hospital to see Gram Small in P.M. Everett went to Litchfield after her in the eve. Sandra worked in Library.
Sun. Apr. 14
Fair, windy, cold. Mayota went to Sun. school. We all went to church in A.M. and eve. Jim and Sandra went to M.Y.F. Alfred and Jim went clamming in P.M.
Mon. Apr. 15
Clear and milder. Children having a week vacation. Sandra and I walked over by Allyson’s in P.M. (my first walk this spring) Johnny Bisciglia on leave from Togus til May 1st.
Tues. Apr. 16
Partly cloudy. Mr. Morgrage came to supper. (his wife and Pam gone on vacation to Bangor) The gang came to play in eve. – Mr. and Mrs. Murphy, Weston, Charlie Gilliam and family, Madelyn and Blanche Stilphen.
Wed. Apr. 17
Light showers in early morn. Everett took the family when he went to work, to Mitchell’s. Freda, Jim and Mayota going to Litchfield to stay over night. Sandra stayed at Mitchell’s. I kept house.
Thurs. Apr. 18
Fair. The family came home when Everett came from work. Alfred stayed here all day working on his stamp collection. Catherine Bisciglia working at Howard Johnson’s.
Fri. Apr. 19
Fair, warmer. Gary Carlson came home with Everett to stay over night. We all went to “Good Friday” services in eve. Heard over the television that Glady’s Burns had passed away.
Sat. Apr. 20
Good day. Everett took me to Stewart’s in eve. on his way to S. Lewiston Grange Hall with Donald Coombs to play for dance.
Sun. Apr. 21
Very warm beautiful day. Harry and Winnie left at 6 A.M. with Harry and Doris Sauson for Bath, Ontario for visit (and at Toronto). Harry, Jr. took Margaret and me to services at Bowdoin Ctr. in A.M. Harry took me to Bill’s in P.M. All at William’s camp. Bill looked over Weston Allen’s lumber lot. Shirley Young stayed with Margaret and boy friends (Joe Harmon and Norman Bernier) TV lost the sound tube. Bad fire in New Gloucester and Poland.
Mon. Apr. 22
Beautiful day, slightly cooler. Harry went to garage with car in A.M. Margaret and I walked down below Brick House in P.M. then over to Libby’s (Sheloske place) He came up to plow Harry’s garden and look over TV – sound tube gone.
Tues. Apr. 23
Beautiful day. Harry went to garage in A.M. Margaret and I walked up to our old place in P.M. The Libby’s came over and put new tube in TV in eve.
Wed. Apr. 24
Nice day. Harry went to garage with car and left it. Margaret and I took walk up on hill in P.M. Clara McDonald and Raymond called in P.M. with fish. Geo. Byrns and Angie called in eve. also Susie and Patty.
Thurs. Apr. 25
Cold and cloudy, few sprinkles. Roy Skelton’s building burned in A.M. Also 40 head of cattle. Harry went after milk at Stoddard’s and to garage up to Litchfield black road and back by cross road at Harold’s by Coskery place. Harry went to Skelton fire in A.M. and to garage again in P.M. Margaret went to Skelton’s fire in P.M. home on bus. Mary Morin took Margaret and me to Skelton’s fire in P.M.
Fri. Apr. 26
Very light rain. Harry went to garage. Shirley young stayed over night. Mary Young and Faye called.
Sat. Apr. 27
Partly cloudy, Warmer. Shirley left in morn. Harry and Margaret took me to Sue’s and Bills in P.M. when they went to Falls for groceries. Wm. and Evelyn took Bill, Sue and me to High School supper at Sabattus then to Grange Hall in Greene to play by P.T.A. (After calling on Alice K. and Harry Staples). Turned clocks ahead one hour at midnight. Ella Montgomery passed away after long sickness. Larry came to Sue’s for week-end in late eve.
Sun. Apr. 28
Bill and Sue and Larry took me to Stewart’s when Bill went to look over lines at brick house with Wallace Rideout. They stayed to dinner at Stewart’s. Norman Bernier, Joe Harman and Shirley came in P.M.
Mon. Apr. 29
Very light shower in eve. Harry arrived from Canada in late eve. with Calvin.
Tues. Apr. 30
Partly cloudy and windy, cool. I went to Falls with Harry, Sr. in P.M. Called at Ruth Tarr’s. Evie staying at Ray’s. Harry, Margaret and I went to Wheeler’s in eve.
Wed. May 1st
Partly cloudy, windy and cold. 36° in morn. Margaret hung maybasket and lost pocketbook at Stoddards.
Thurs. May. 2nd
Partly cloudy. 37° in morn. We all went to Lewis Young's then to Stoddard’s after milk. Found Margaret’s pocketbook.
Fri. May 3rd
Mostly cloudy, windy. Harry and I went to Brunswick shopping in A.M. Everett called at noon.
Sat. May 4th
Good day. Harry Sauson, Doris, Edith and her husband (Norman _________) arrived in early A.M. bringing Winnie home from Ontario. They went shopping in Lewiston. Young folks went out after lobster roll in eve. Margaret went to dance.
Sun. May 5th
Beautiful day. Harry Sauson, Edith and Norman left at 6 A.M. for Bath Ontario. Left Doris at Winnie’s for a visit. Harry, Jr. took me on ride to Lisbon in P.M. then called on Evie at Ray Allen’s and Edna at Percy Greene’s
Mon. May 6th
Beautiful day. Harry, Sr. took us to see Mrs. Williams at Scammon’s then to Angie’s and home by the Falls to look over Robin Estes’ house. Geo. Gustin and wife called in eve.
Tues. May 7th
Beautiful day, warmer. Harry, Jr. Took Doris, Winnie, Margaret and me to Brunswick shopping in A.M. then took me home to Orr’s Is. Freda and Everett went to Arrowsic in eve. to help get church pews to put in our church. Judy Fletcher sick with measles.
Wed. May. 8th
Beautiful day. Freda and Sandra baby-sat at Fletcher’s . Mrs. Steen and her sister arrived for a few days (getting ready cottage ready for summer) Ev- and Freda out in eve.
Thurs. May 9th
Nice day. Fires raging in Scarboro-Kennebunk area – thru Mass. and N.H. Very dry. Patty Miller and Stephen came to have coffee with Freda. Freda worked at church in A.M. waxing the floor. Sandra at home sick. “Mossy” Skelton died at the wheel of his car going home from Pejepscott. Terrible floods in Texas.
Fri. May 10
Light showers in P.M. and eve. We all went to Brunswick shopping in eve. Left watch at Berrie’s.
Sat. May 11
Partly cloudy. Freda went to church in P.M. to get settees moved into place again after painting the inside of the church. Everett played at S. Lewiston.
Sun. May 12
Mostly cloudy. We all left about 9.15 A.M. for ride and picnic lunch. Went to Lewiston, Turner, Livermore Falls, climbed Mt. Blue in Weld, to Phillips, home by Farmington, Augusta to Gramp Small’s. Alfred kept house.
Mon. May 13
Fog and light showers part of day, distant thunder in P.M. cool. Everett began one wk’s vacation. Mrs. Steen and her sister left about noon. Everett and Freda went out in eve.
Tues. May 14
Cold, showery in eve. I rode to Brunswick with Everett and Freda in P.M. Blanche and Madelyn Stilphen came to play in eve. Everett planted first garden vegetables in eve.
Wed. May 15
Showery in early morn then clear and warm, distant thunder and showers in early eve. Everett, Freda and I went to Portland shopping (bot nice cups, saucers, plates, etc. to match her hotel dishes) then went to Mitchell’s, Lisbon Falls shopping then go to Brunswick to have polio shots (Everett, Freda, Jim and Sandra) Everett had sick spell – faint and sweat run like rain. Took him to Brunswick hospital for short time. Heard Jim Illingworth died very suddenly. Maria Johnson was in hospital a few days this week.
Thurs. May 16
Nice day. Alfred riding to school with Ralph Miller this week. Jim and Sandra going on bus.
Fri. May 17
Partly cloudy, very cool. Everett and Freda went to C.M.G. hospital for Ev-‘s blood test very early then they went to Augusta, Gardiner and places too numerous to mention all day. Everett went to special church meeting in eve. Funeral services for Walter Farrar
Sat. May 18
Partly cloudy. Mayota and Jimmie went to Brunswick Naval Base with Dick Morgrage and family to their annual “Open House Days” to the public. Pamela Morgrage stayed here all night with Mayota. Everett sick in late P.M. I rode to Bailey’s Island Is. with him in early P.M. Russell Stevens brot Clara down for visit in eve.
Sun. May 19
Partly cloudy, cold. Mayota and I went to Sun. school. Clara, Sandra, Alfred and I went to church. Freda taken sick during night with disease Everett had Sat. – vomiting – etc. Granville and his girlfriend came down in P.M. to go boating. Gramp Small called in A.M.
Mon. May 20
Rainy cold day. Everett took Freda to hair dresser in Brunswick in P.M. Clara Stevens with her then he took me to the Falls to meet Bill to take me to Sue’s. Everett went to Dr. Spear's to get the return from his C.M.G. tests taken on Fri. Bill and I went to William’s and Evelyn’s in eve.
Tues. May 21
Beautiful day. Bill, Evelyn and Lola took Kelly to Hyde Home in Bath in A.M. for visit. Bill and I took Sue to work then went to W. Bowdoin cemetery to mow, from there to Wheeler’s to get lawn mower repaired then to William’s and Evelyn’s for lobster stew supper then to Vera’s and Gerry’s with Wm. and Evelyn. Linnie Parker passed away.
Wed. May 22
Good day, warmer. Evelyn took me to Alice Keegan in morn. when she went to work at her beauty parlor.
Thurs. May 23
Good day, warmer. I went up to Evelyn’s in P.M. for permanent (my first one) Frank and Ruth Chase came up in eve. Fannie Erb called in P.M. (Alice’s birthday)
Fri. May 24
Sat. May 25
Beautiful day, Harry Staples went to town in P.M. Lola took Kelly to Hyde Home for treatment.
Sun. May 26
Mostly cloudy. Harry went to New Meadows Inn with Frank, Ruth and Warren to shore dinner then they took Warren to Portland to go back to his ship for a trip to Europe.
Mon. May 27
Distant thunder shower in night. Evelyn called about 5 P.M. to take me to Sue’s. Her uncle Bill and aunt Belle were there to supper. Myrt and Em came over.
Tues, May 28
Partly cloudy, windy, cool. Bill and I went to Gramp Small’s to get flowers for Memorial then we worked rest of day in West Bowdoin cemetery. Bill went to Falls in eve. to get Cemetery pump fixed. Myrt and Arlene here in eve.
Wed. May 29
40° in morn. Bill worked in cemetery in A.M. Bill, Sue and I went to S. Auburn cemetery then to Gray to Catherine’s. She and Johnny went to Ella’s grave with us. Evelyn and Sheila Creamer came to supper then Bill and I went to Vera’s and Gerry’s with them. Bill went to cemeteries.
Thurs. May 30
Nice day. We went to the two cemeteries in A.M. Sue and I went to Hyde Home to see Kelly in P.M. with Lola + Myrt. Bill went to cemetery meeting in P.M. Bill and I went to the two cemeteries in eve.
Fri. May 31
Good day. I went to Falls with Bill in A.M. to get groceries. Called to see Evie at Ray Allen’s. Bill took me to Stewarts in eve. Winnie was in hospital few days for observation. Doris’s husband (Harry) Sauson) arrived from Canada during eve. Larry came to stay over night.
Sat. June 1st
Heavy fog in A.M. – clearing in late P.M. Freda, Sandra, Mayota, Jim Alfred and I walked up to Winnewisser’s auction (moving to Florida) Everett came after us in late P.M. Everett played at S. Lewiston Grange then went to mill to work. (fourteen nights in succession)
Sun. June 2nd
Showery in P.M. All went to church except Everett. Mayota spent part of P.M. at Pam Morgrage’s then she came up here with Mayota to supper and eve. Gramp, Gram Small, Granville and girl friend and Marie came to supper. Leo and family came in P.M. Everett and Freda went out in eve.
Mon. June 3rd
Good day. Alfred home all day. Gramp and Gram Small came down in P.M. to get Freda and Mayota to go shopping in Brunswick They came home with Everett, Sandra and Jim in his 1953 Ford he bot at Smart’s. Everett and Jim played at Bailey Is. dance for Eighth grade pupils, relatives, etc.
Tues. June 4th
Good day. Everett came home at usual time (4.15 P.M.) but had to go back to work in the evening. Freda went with him. Mayota went to Pam Morgrage’s after school and spent the night with them. Freda went to see Maria Johnson in P.M. Low with cancer – operated on little over a year ago. Dr. Beck passed away (cancer).
Wed. June 5th
Partly cloudy. Freda went down St. in A.M. Alfred home all day.
Thurs. June 6th
Mostly fair. Freda went to Brunswick in A.M. with Estelle Smith. Jim finished school for this year. Everett took gang out fishing in eve – Granville and his car full, Alfred, etc.
Fri. June 7th
Thunder shower in early morn., cloudy. Alfred at home. Sandra and Mayota finished school. Funeral services for Dr. Beck at 2 P.M. All but Sandra went down to Munsey’s on Jim’s business.
Sat. June 8th
Beautiful day. Alfred finished at Bowdoin College. Everett and Freda went out in P.M. Alfred and Jim went boating in eve. Everett played at S. Lewiston grange hall.
Sun. June 9th
Beautiful day. I went with Everett and Freda when they took Alfred Darrow home to Camden. He spent two years with us while finishing at Bowdoin College. Ervin Wheeler, June, Edna and children came down in P.M. Phil Rowe, Gertie and the four younger children, Chester and his family came down to go out in the boat for a picnic supper then most of them went fishing with Everett and part of family. Gertie and children came back early to show Freda and Mayota to make paper flowers.
Mon. June 10
Beautiful day. Gramp Small and Gram Small and Mrs. Rogers came down in A.M. Freda and Everett went to church “Board” meeting in eve. Mayota went to Bath with Ilene Fletcher and Judy to Judy’s first dancing school program in eve. Sandra baby-sat with Maxey.
Tues. June 11
Nice day, very warm inland. Eben Carlson, Clarence Beal, Wm. Evelyn, Bill, Johnny, Larry, Ervin Wheeler, Stanley came down to go fishing in eve. Evelyn stayed with Freda and me at the house. We walked down to store. Mr. Kern (Md.) came to board while working at Navy Base. Mr. Davis here over night, installing machinery at Theberge stand.
Wed. June 12
Few sprinkles in A.M. Rev. Miller called at noon. Freda, Jim, Mayota and Sandra went to town with Ilene Fletcher in A.M. (polio shots for some) Jim went up with Bob Bangs in P.M. to come home with Everett. They had polio shots. Maria Johnson passed away in P.M.
Thurs. June 13
Fair. Freda, Sandra and I went to Meth- church in Brunswick to piano recital – Patty and Brenda Mitchell played. Jim worked with Bill Munsey.
Fri. June 14
Foggy and wet. Freda, Mayota and I walked down St. in A.M. Everett and Jim went to Teen-age dance to play. Freda and Mayota served refreshments.
Sat. June 15
Good day. Rev. Miller took Everett’s car in P.M. to take Freda, Jim, Sandra and Mayota also Mary Bangs to Brunswick to funeral services for Maria Johnson then they went shopping. Everett played at S. Lewiston. Tuna fish quite plentiful. Doris in Osteopathic hospital (2 days)
Sun. June 16
Beautiful day but hot inland. Everett took party out fishing from mill. Freda, Mayota and I went to church. Uncle Ben and Kate called in P.M. also Mae Belle Wilson and Sally Durgin and Mr. miller. The Pratts (three of them from Mass.) came to dinner and for the night.
Mon. June 17
Nice day, very hot inland. Estelle Smith and Ruth Avery Benjamin came to tea in P.M. we all rode to Bailey Is. after Jim and to see some tunas.
Tues. June 18
Beautiful day. Junior Gilliam’s father died very suddenly in A.M. Freda, Sandra, Mayota, Phyllis and Sharon Johnson went to Harpswell with picnic lunch in A.M.
Wed. June 19
Thunder showers in morn. and in P.M., mostly cloudy. Freda worked in A.M. on church supper and she and Mayota went to Brunswick with Bob Bangs in P.M. to buy groceries and meet Everett at 4 o’clock. Two N.Y. ladies stayed over night. Hugh Johnson gave Freda money to buy a gift for the church in memory of Maria.
Thurs. June 20
Nice day. Freda worked on church supper. Big man came in late eve. for the night. Em and Cecil came down in eve. and went out boat riding with Everett, Freda and Mr. Kern.
Fri. June 21
Beautiful day. Big man left in morn. Freda worked at church most of day, Mayota helped. Brenda came home with Everett for few days. They went to church for supper. Sandra baby-sat at Roberta’s. Mr. Kern went to “Rock Ovens” for supper.
Sat. June 22
Nice day. Gramp Small came down in A.M. and took Freda, Sandra, Brenda and me up to his cottage for picnic lunch with Grammy Small. Everett played at S. Lewiston.
Sun. June 23
Nice day, cool, very hot inland. I went to Bailey Is. in morn. with Everett and Sandra. Sandra and I went to church in A.M. Had callers in A.M. – Perley and Fannie Campbell, Gramp Small and Walter Allen, Leo and family, (their friends – 5) then Phil and Gertie Rowe and most of their family and Stella Brown’s daughter. All but Jimmie went to Mitchell’s in eve to leave Sandra for a few days. Jim went to Drive-in with Lucien Johnson.
Mon. June 24
Hottest day this year. Everett, Freda and Jim went out in boat in eve.
Tues. June 25
Cold, rainy, windy day. Jim home all day. Everett and Freda went out in eve.
Wed. June 26
Cold, light rain in morn. cloudy all day. Brenda went lobstering with Jim and Bill Munsey. Mayota spent day at T-ledge camp. Sandra came home from Mitchell’s with Everett. Ralph Miller called in late P.M. Voted to join union at U.S. Gypsum.
Thurs. June 27
Foggy and cool. Freda and Mayota went to Brunswick with Mrs. Fletcher in A.M.
Fri. June 28
Very foggy in A.M., clearing in P.M. Mr. Kern left for home (Maryland) with Everett in morn. I went to Falls with Everett. Went to Laura Smith’s, Carol’s, Maude’s. Had lunch with Laura. In P.M. I went to Lillian Guenther’s then Della Ordway’s (no one home) Met Bill Down St. After Sue got out at 3 P.M. then took me to mill to meet Everett. Freda went with Jim to go lobstering with Mr. Munsey but it was too foggy to go out.
Sat. June 29
Very foggy, light shower in A.M., clearing in P.M. Carl Linscott very sick. Heard Admiral Fletcher had passed away in N.Y. Too rough for Jim to go lobstering. Everett took us to Giant Stair case in late P.M. People (3) from Quebec here overnight.
Sun. June 30
Fair, partly cloudy, very windy. Freda started serving coffee and doughnuts at church before services. We all went to church except Jimmie and Sandra. Sandra went to Portland with the Fletchers for Abbott to take plane for N.Y. to attend Grandpa Fletcher’s funeral services. Everett and Freda went out in eve.
Mon. July 1st
Mostly cloudy, very cool. Everett and Freda went to Lewiston (6.30 A.M.), Mitchell’s, Jennie Carlson’s, etc. in A.M. Everett having this week for vacation.
Tues. July 2nd
Mostly cloudy and cool. Freda having trouble with her back. Everett took Sandra, Mayota, Brend, Eben Carlson and 2 boys and another man out fishing in eve.
Wed. July 3rd
Mostly fair. Everett, Granville and his girl friend Shirley (?) went fishing all day. Everett and Freda went out to supper. I went to the dump with them.
Thurs. July 4th
Fair. Very quiet day, quietest I ever saw. Everett went after clams in A.M. Everett, Freda and I went to Munsey’s to get Jim in P.M. Freda and Mayota at church most of A.M. serving breakfast for W.S.C.S. Two came for room in P.M.
Fri. July 5th
Heavy rain in early A.M., clearing in P.M. Everett, Freda, Mayota, Brenda and I went to Falls in A.M. Left Brenda at home, took me to Stewart’s while they went to Gramp Small’s for dinner. Everett, Freda and I went down to get Jim in P.M. Everett and Jim played for the teen-age dance at Bailey’s Is. Mass. car load (5) stayed over night.
Sat. July 6th
Beautiful day. Freda out with Everett in A.M.- -P.M. and eve. Guests left after breakfast. Everett played at S. Lewiston Grange Hall.
Sun. July 7th
Beautiful day. Bill, Sue, Wm. and Evelyn came down for the day. Sue, Evelyn and I went to Land’s End to gift shop in A.M. and called at 2 others. Everett, Bill, Sandra, Brenda and Wm. went fishing in A.M. After dinner Everett and Freda took Mayota to Methodist Camp at Winthrop for a week. Harry, Jr. brot Winnie and Clara Stevens down in P.M. Arnold, Doris and children, Winfield and Maxine Hodgkins and Marie Morrison came in P.M. After supper Everett took Freda, Bill, Jim, Wm., Evelyn, Sandra and Brenda out for boat ride.
Mon. July 8th
Nice day, very warm inland. Freda entertained the Mitchell children. (staying at Gramp Small’s cottage) Took them to picnic etc. (Four guests for the night) I rode to dump with Everett and Freda in eve. They had callers in eve. Mr. Miller called.
Tues. July 9th
Showery. Freda and Everett went out in eve. Hilda and children came down in eve.
Wed. July 10
Nice day. Gramp and Gram Small and Marie Flaherty came down to dinner. Freda and Sandra went to Brunswick with Ilene Fletcher in P.M. Brenda went up to Gramp Small’s camp to stay with the Mitchell’s. Freda out in eve. Two men here over night (to fish)
Thurs. July 11
Mostly fair, few sprinkles. Freda went out in A.M. Patty Miller came after her with car in P.M. to go to W.S.C.S. at her house. She and Everett went out in eve.
Fri. July 12
Fair. Freda took doughnuts and had coffee at Fletcher’s. Everett, Freda, Jim and I went to Brunswick after supper then Everett, Freda and Jim went to Teen-age dance at Library Hall to play.
Sat. July 13
Nice day. Grampa Small brot Mayota home from wk’s vacation at Methodist camp in Winthrop in P.M. Freda and I had tea with Marian and Estelle Smith and friends from Vermont. Everett played at S. Lewiston. Had two ladies in for dinner also Miss Ely (first time this year)
Sun. July 14
Foggy most of day. Everett, Sandra and Charlie Pooler went out fishing in A.M. Mayota went Pamela Morgrage’s after noon lunch and stayed all night after coming up for bedding. Ev-, Freda and I went to dump in eve. Small fire in woods back of Capt. Morrell’s about noon.
Mon. July 15
A beautiful day. Freda, Sandra and I had lunch at the “Rock Ovens”. Mayota came home from Morgrage’s. Everett, Freda and Sandra went out in boat in eve. Two ladies stayed here over night.
Tues. July 16
Nice day. Everett, Jim and I went to Custom Hall in Monmouth in eve. to Gilbert and Sullivan Productions – “The Peer and the Pere” – “Iolanthe”.
Wed. July 17
Much warmer, fair. Freda walked over to Allyson’s with Winnie Reid in A.M. where she went to work. Sandra and Mayota took the boat and went after her stopping at “Rock Ovens” to pick up lunch. Everett, Freda and Mayota went out in boat in eve. with Eben Carlson and family.
Thurs. July 18
Nice day, very hot inland. Freda, Sandra and I went down to “Salt Box” in A.M. I went to shore with Mayota in P.M. (She is learning to row) Everett took Freda up to Dr. Bailey’s in eve. Gramp and Gram Small and Marie came down in P.M. to take Sandra home with them. Then went to Monmouth in eve. to Gilbert and Sullivan production. Lobster “war” on so Jim and Mr. Munsey go tuna fishing. Everett took Freda to Dr. Bailey for treatment on her back in eve.
Fri. July 19
Fair and hot inland. Granville came down with a car load to go out fishing. They brot Sandra home. Everett and Jim played at Teen-age dance at Bailey Is. Had seven come in for the night. Audrey Lane born at Lidback’s (Lola and Walter's)
Sat. July 20
Warmest day on the Island. The seven here over night had an early breakfast and left for Ragged Island for month’s visit. Garden getting very dry. Had four ladies in for dinner at 6 P.M. Freda went to Estelle Smith’s in eve. Everett played at S. Lewiston. Emerson and Hilda called in late P.M. Batty Miller took Freda to Dr. Bailey’s for treatment in P.M.
Sun. July 21
Cloudy, few sprinkles in morn. and eve. Everett and Freda went to Grampa Small’s camp in early morn. by boat. Freda, Sandra and I went to church. Jim went clamming with Mr. Munsey in P.M. at Long Cove. Everett went too. Everett, Freda and I went to dump in eve. Hilda brot Patty down for visit. Man came for room in eve.
Mon. July 22
Showery. Freda, Sandra and Patty went out to mackeral net in early morn. Everett and girls went out in big boat in eve. Freda went out in eve. to Library meeting. Had three rooms full. Ralph Miller left for Boston to take summer course at college.
Tues. July 23
Beautiful day. Girls went to mackeral net in morn. Grampa and Gram Small and Marie came down in A.M. Everett, Freda and Patty Mitchell and Charlie Pooler’s family went out in boat in eve. Eight were served Breakfast. Two rooms filled at night.
Wed. July 24
Mostly fair, cooler, few sprinkles in early eve. Freda, Sandra, Mayota and Patty Miller and Stevie went out to pull the mackeral net in A.M. One room rented at night. Mr. Munsey and Jim began pulling lobster traps after stopping for a few days on account of cut in lobster prices to 30 cents. Carl Tuft’s barn (next to Webbie Morrison’s) burned. – a bull and several heifers.
Thurs. July 25
Mostly fair, few sprinkles, very cool. Granville and Shirley called in eve.
Fri. July 26
Fair and cool. Everett took Freda to Dr. Bailey’s after work and Jim shopping. Sandra baby-sat in eve. The rest all went to Teen-age dance at Library Hall. Eben Carlson played piano in Jim’s place (His wrists lame)
Sat. July 27
Partly cloudy. Granville came down with some young people from the church to go out in big boat. So many seasick they came in at noon. Freda and Mayota went over to Allyson’s with Winnie Reid in A.M. I rode to Bailey Is. with Ev- to take Jim to go to street dance at Mackeral cove. Everett played at S. Lewiston. A carload of Freda’s folks from Rochester, N.H. here in eve. also Gramp Small – they had car trouble.
Sun. July 28
Partly cloudy. Everett and Freda went to Gramp Small’s cottage in early morn. to see him. I went to Brunswick with the in P.M. when they took him up to garage to get his car. Freda and I went to church. Everett, Freda and the Fletchers went out in the Bay in the eve. to the sail boat that toppled over on the ledges.
Mon. July 29
Showery in P.M. and very lightly in A.M. Freda and Sandra went out to pull the net in morn. Thunder shower in eve.
Tues. July 30
Mostly fair. Everett took day off and they, Everett and Freda) went away in early morn. – Auburn, Litchfield, Lisbon Falls and Brunswick. Everett took Freda to Dr’ Bailey’s in eve. I went for the ride. Miss Elie in for dinner.
Wed. July 31
Partly cloudy, hot inland. Freda went out in A.M. Mae Belle Wilson called in P.M. (with gentleman chauffer) Patty Miller and Stevie here for supper. Two rooms full over night (4)
Thurs. Aug. 1st
Partly cloudy, quite warm for the Island. Freda and Mayota went to Brunswick with Mrs. Fletcher in A.M. The four left after having breakfast. Mayota put her first money in Bank and lost her Bank Book.
Fri. Aug. 2nd
Nice day. Grampa and Gram Small and Uncle Ray brot Freda down string beans for canning. Everett and Jim played at Teen-age dance at Bailey Is. Mayota went along. Jim and Mr. Munsey went Tuna fishing down near Biddeford. Six from Mass. came in for rooms around midnight.
Sat. Aug. 3rd
Partly cloudy, Sandra and Mayota went down to church to help with breakfast – served 2 or 3. The Mass. people stayed another night. Another room taken for one night. Everett played at S. Lewiston. Miss Elie came for dinner.
Sun. Aug 4th
Very light showers. Mass. car left in P.M. Everett worked at mill. He and Freda went away in eve. Gramp Small came down.
Mon. Aug. 5th
Nice day. Freda and Mayota went away all day with Estelle and Marian Smith to Colby College, State House, etc. They went down to Library Hall at 5.30 P.M. to get ready for Teen-age fund drive. Everett went too. Collected over $300. Mrs. Jeanne (Jerome) Bradley arrived around 10 P.M. Couldn’t find a place to stay over night between here and N.Y. Betty came with her and stayed over night.
Tues. Aug. 6th
Mostly fair. Freda and Sandra went to Brunswick with the Smith girls in P.M. Freda went to Dr. Bailey’s. Big room upstairs rented. Everett and Freda went out in boat in eve. with Marshall and Carrie Metcalf and friends.
Wed. Aug. 7th
Good day. Gramp and Gram Small and Marie came down with 3rd bushel of string beans to can. Pamela Morgrage spent night here with Mayota. Bride and Groom (Jones) came for room about 1 A.M. (Thurs) after Mr. Herrick refused them the cabin they had paid down on.
Thurs. Aug. 8th
Good day. Mayota went on picnic with Morgrages in P.M. Alfred’s room rented in eve.
Fri. Aug. 9th
Nice day. Patty Miller and Stevie up in P.M. Everett and Jimmie played for Teen-age dance at Library Hall. Lobster strike settled and all back at work.
Sat. Aug. 10
Rained nearly all day. Gramp and Gram Small, Aunt Nonie and Uncle Otie and Marie called in P.M. Everett played at South Lewiston. Freda went with him.
Sun. Aug. 11
Nice day. Everett, Freda and I went on a ride. Had dinner at Boothbay Harbor then went to East Boothbay and Ocean Point. Arnold and family, and Winfield Hodgkins, Maxine and Donna called in P.M. Rainy evening.
Mon. Aug. 12
Good day, cooler. House filled up in late P.M. Had 6 (Hughes friends) in to dinner. Freda and I rode to “dump” in eve. (The Colts ) and Conn. Couple.
Tues. Aug. 13
Very cool night, 30° on Mt. Washington. Freda went to shore with Sandra in P.M. Jim went to Brunswick with boys for a hair-cut in P.M. Mayota went to town with the Smith girls in A.M. Everett and Freda went to Brunswick in eve to Dr. Bailey’s, etc. Miss Elie smashed her car up in Freeport – went through a red light.
Wed. Aug. 14
Good day. Freda and Everett went out in eve. The older Colts went out in eve. Mayota baby-sat with the three children.
Thurs. Aug. 15
Good day. Mayota went on a picnic with the Colts. The Colts were out in eve. Mayota baby-sat. I rode to dump with Everett and Freda.
Fri. Aug. 16
Fair. Sandra and I went to Brunswick in A.M. with Ilene Fletcher and Judy. Everett, Freda and Jimmie went to Teen-age dance at Library Hall.
Sat. Aug. 17
Nice day. The Colt family left in early morn. Everett played at S. Lewiston. Two of Tommy Arndt’s friends had a room here.
Sun. Aug. 18
Beautiful day. Everett and Sandra took a party out fishing –Eben Carlson and some of his relatives, Charlie Pooler. Joe Mc- and Eva came down early so Joe went out with them. Eva, Mayota and I took a walk down to the “Red and White” store and the “Little Island” Rd. Freda went to church. Joe and Eva stayed to supper. Everett, Freda, Jim and I went to Brunswick in eve. Tommy Arndt’s friends stayed over night here.
Mon. Aug. 19
Nice day. Freda went to Brunswick with the Millers in A.M. Mae Belle called in P.M. Everett and Freda went out in eve. – to Ella Moore’s and Earl Larrabee’s. Changed water to back well. Mrs. Bradley had call from Cal. Her sister going to hospital for major operation. Mrs. Horace (Ida) Mills passed away suddenly (Tacoma, Wa.)
Tues. Aug. 20
Cloudy in morn. then faired off. Gramp + Gram Small and Marie came down to dinner, celebrating their 45th wedding anniversary. Everett took Freda to Dr. Bailey’s in eve. and girls went to get health certificate for Sandra to go to Camp. We celebrated Sandra’s birthday at supper hour.
Wed. Aug. 21
Nice day. Freda, Sandra and I went to Library Fair at noon for lunch. Estelle Smith, her nephew Oren and wife and two children called in late P.M. Everett, Freda and I rode to Bailey’s in eve.
Thurs. Aug. 22
Nice day. Man came to take order for gas heating furnace. Everett, Freda, Mayota and I rode to dump then to Bailey’s Is. in eve. Mrs. Bradley got telegram from her sister in Cal. Saying her hernia operation was successful.
Fri. Aug. 23
Beautiful day. Mayota and I went blackberrying on Johnson’s Pt. in late A.M. Everett and Jim played at Teen-age dance at Library Hall – Freda and the girls went.
Sat. Aug. 24
Beautiful day. Jimmie and Mr. Munsey didn’t get out. (rough) Everett played at S. Lewiston. Jim went to car races at Scarborough with Eddie Johnson, Lucien and Theberges in eve. Miss Eliy came to dinner. Double room upstairs taken.
Sun. Aug. 25
Light showers and misty. Grandpa and Gram Small, Shirley and Marie came down in morn. and took Freda and Sandra to church. Everett took Eben, 2 boys, Charlie Pooler, another man and boy out fishing in A.M. Everett, Freda and I took Sandra to Methodist Camp in Winthrop in P.M. Everett and Freda went to church in eve. at Bailey’s. People (Mr. and Mrs. Horner) left after breakfast for N.Y.
Mon. Aug. 26
Light showers and misty. Freda went to Brunswick with the Millers in A.M. Jim and Mr. Munsey didn’t go lobstering. Big room upstairs rented.
Tues. Aug. 27
Foggy in morn. then “faired off”. Mayota went to Brunswick shopping with Mrs. Fletcher in A.M. The Thurstons from Toronto, Canada arrived in A.M. The Williamses from Toronto in the P.M. Everett and Freda went to Bruns- in eve. to Dr. Bailey’s.
Wed. Aug. 28
Nice day, very cool morn. Six for dinner. Everett went to Birch Island to farewell party for a friend at U.S.G. after work then to Earle Small’s to play with his orchestra.
Thurs. Aug. 29
Good day. Jim got thru working with Bill Munsey for the season. Everett and Freda went out in eve.
Fri. Aug. 30
Showery in night and morn. Freda and Everett went to Teen-age dance for short time at Library Hall.. Freda had callers in eve. Mayota went to Teen-age dance.
Sat. Aug. 31
Nice day. Had nine for dinner. Gramp Small went to Winthrop Meth- camp to get Sandra and brot her home in P.M. Everett Played at S. Lewiston.
Sun. Sept. 1st
Beautiful day. Everett and Freda went out in eve. The Thurstons left for Canada in morn.
Mon. Sept. 2nd
Partly cloudy. Everett took a crowd out in the boat. Jimmie, Sandra, Mayota, the Williamses from Canada, Granville and Shirley, and Eilers from Sabattus. Harry, Jr., Winnie, and Margaret came down in P.M. and took me home with them.
Tues. Sept. 3rd
Rainy in morn. Harry, Sr. gone to Lewiston, etc. on business. Mary Morin and family called. The Williamses left for Toronto Canada.
Wed. Sept 4th
Margaret started third year in Lisbon High School. Two of Mary Morin’s children stayed here in A.M. while Mary looked for work. She and children stayed to dinner. Harry, Sr. took Winnie and me to Sue’s and Bill’s for supper. Few light showers in P.M. Winnie and I walked up to Mary Morin’s in eve.
Thurs. Sept. 5th
Good day, much cooler. Winnie and I walked way down the Wagg Rd. in P.M.
Fri. Sept. 6th
Partly cloudy. Harry, Jr. took us (Winnie and me) to Litchfield Fair. Small Crowd. Harry, Sr. came after us at 5 P.M. Freda and Everett called to leave a package and mail for me on their way to the “Fair.”
Sat. Sept. 7th
Cloudy in p. m., rainy in eve. thunder. Harry, Jr. took us to “Fair” again. Harry, Sr. came after us at 6.30 P.M. on account of rain. We called to see Clara Allen on the way home. Rita Roy from Bowdoin Center stayed all night with Margaret.
Sun. Sept. 8th
Mostly cloudy. Harry took Winnie and me to church We came home with Mrs. Phinney. She stayed for dinner. Harry, Sr. took Winnie and me to Wentzel’s in P.M. Mrs. Bradley left for New York.
Mon. Sept. 9th
Winnie and I walked over to Wheeler’s from Jean’s place. Harry, Jr. took us over. Harry, Jr. came over in late P.M. to meet us. Jen and Doris walked over with us. The Libbys and Hydes called in eve. Mary Morin went to work for Lewiston Woolen Co. Mrs. Borassa taking care of children.
Tues. Sept 10
Nice day. Winnie and I went to Ctr. in P.M. with Harry, Sr. to call Grace Casey. Angie Byrus called in early eve, also Joe Couture (selling hearts and gizzards)
Wed. Sept. 11
Rained during night, black day. Winnie, Margaret and I walked up to Mary Morin’s in eve. Cal, Dot and Mildred came up in eve.
Thurs. Sept. 12
Partly cloudy, warm. Winnie and Harry took me to June’s in P.M. over cross road by Jean’s
Fri. Sept. 13
Very cloudy, very muggy, 80° in Portland. Jen, June and I went to Falls in P.M. Picked up Doris at High school. Bill called in eve.
Sat. Sept. 14
Mostly cloudy, warm. Jen, June and children took me to Stewart’s in A.M. Got Winnie and all went down to Brick House. Harry and Winnie took me to Sue’s in eve. for visit then baby-sat at Libby’s
Sun. Sept. 15
Mostly fair, few sprinkles in P.M. Mildred Holbrook and boy friend from Auburn called in P.M. Wm. and Evelyn came to supper.
Mon. Sept. 16
Partly light showers in eve. Bill worked in woods in A.M. I went to Falls when he took Sue to work in P.M. We came home by Ridge. Called to see Willis and Ethel Goss.
Tues. Sept. 17
Mostly fair. Lola brot Kelley home from Hyde home in Bath in A.M. He went there May 25. I went to Falls when Bill took Sue to work. Called at Goss’ again. Bill and I went to Ervin’s lumber yard by the Kettle Bottom in early eve. to saw up slabs and deliver to Gerry.
Wed. Sept. 18
Beautiful day. Myrt had dinner with us. We went to U.S.G. to see Everett after taking Sue to mill. Bill and I went to Merton’s over by No. 9 school house in eve.
Thurs. Sept. 19
Nice day. I rode to Falls when Bill took Sue to work then he and I went over to Carrie Fowler’s and Edna’s (at Percy Greene’s) We went to Wm. and Evelyn’s for supper.
Fri. Sept. 20
Cloudy, few sprinkles in P.M. I went to Falls when Bill took Sue to work. Bill and I took some slabs to Gerry then went to Vera’s for supper.
Sat. Sept. 21
Mostly cloudy. I went to Falls when Bill took Sue to work then Bill and I called at Stewart’s new home on Vining St. We went down to Wm. and Evelyn’s to supper.
Sun. Sept. 22
Very hot, 89° at Sue’s in P.M. Freddie Douglas wired Wm.’s camp for electricity. He came up at noon with Wm. and Evelyn to chicken dinner. Bill and Sue took me to Stewart’s in P.M. to help them move. They stayed to supper.
Mon. Sept. 23
Light rain in morn., cloudy, much cooler. Harry took a truck load Mrs. Phinney’s things and stove to Anna Karkos’, etc. in P.M. Mary Young brot Shirley up to spend the night with Margaret. Alfred Darrow back at Freda’s for his 5th year at Bowdoin.
Tues. Sept 24
Fair and windy. Harry, Jr. took Winnie and me over to Dalrymple’s (Dolly Dimple) friend to telephone to Navy Base at Brunswick. We went to Vining St. when Harry went in P.M. with goods. Susie Small, Alberta and Patty came down in eve, with a pop-up toaster for Winnie.
Wed. Sept. 25
Fair and Breezy. Harry, Sr. went down to Falls with a load in P.M. First killing frost here.
Thurs. Sept. 26
Fair. Harry, Sr. and Winnie and I made a short call at Hyde’s in P.M.
Fri. Sept. 27
Cold and windy. Winnie and I went to Vining St. house when Harry went with load of goods in P.M. Susie and Patty Small called in eve. Snow in northern Maine.
Sat. Sept. 28
Nice day. Maurice Roberge, two of Ed Cole’s boys and Billy Wagg Bob’s boy) came in early morn. to take all the heavy furniture to Vining St. for Stewarts. Harry took a load and in P.M. we all left for Falls. Had supper and first spent night at 234 Vining St. Bill and Sue came in P.M. also Lewis Young.
Sun. Sept. 29
Beautiful day. Cal and Larry called in A.M. Winnie, Harry, Sr. and I went up to farm in A.M. Took Margaret up to Rita Roy’s. Margaret baby-sat in eve. for Mrs. McDonald. Elmer Williams, Angie and Mrs. William’s called up at the farm while we were there.
Mon. Sept. 30
Beautiful day. Harry. Sr. and Harry, Jr. went up to farm in A.M. Harry, Sr. took me down St. to do some shopping then took me to U.S. Gypsum plant to go home with Everett.
Tues. Oct. 1st
Foggy part of day. Bea Harris worked for Freda. Freda and I went to Parsonage to work in P.M. getting cleaned up for another minister. (Ralph and Patty Miller left about 2 wks ago for Meth- church on congress St. Portland. Everett and Freda, Alfred and Jimmie went to parsonage in eve. Mary Bangs’ baby (about a wk. old) in Portland hospital. (Jonathan Ferris)
Wed. Oct. 2nd
Fair, windy and cooler. Alfred, James and Sandra out of school (distemper going the rounds) Everett working nearly every evening with Mr. McGowan on the annex.
Thurs. Oct. 3rd
Clear, cool and windy. Freda, Mayota and I went to Brunswick shopping in A.M. with Mrs. Fletcher and children. Estelle Smith came to belated lunch. Everett and Freda took me to Sue’s and Bill’s to stay overnight. Called at Wm. and Evelyn’s on way up then they went to Litchfield to see Gram Small.
Fri. Oct. 4th
Good day. I went to Alice Keegan’s with Evelyn when she went to work.
Sat. Oct. 5th
Partly cloudy in A.M. Harry went away in P.M.
Sun. Oct. 6th
Beautiful warm day. Harry went away in P.M.
Mon. Oct. 7th
Showery during night and early morn., very mild, mostly cloudy. Hazel came to clean house. Pauline Ricker called in eve. Russian satellite floating round the world chief topic of the day.
Tues. Oct. 8th
Light showers in morn. and eve. I went to Therrien’s in P.M. to get hot fried chicken supper to serve at home with Alice.
Wed. Oct. 9th
Showery during night but beautiful day. Fannie Erb called in A.M. Everett and children sick (flu).
Thurs. Oct. 10
Partly cloudy, very warm. Evelyn called in P.M. Took me to Sue’s on her way home. Bill and I had supper with W. and Evelyn.
Fri. Oct. 11
Beautiful day, slightly cooler.
Sat. Oct. 12
Beautiful day. Bill and I called at Stewart’s after taking Sue to work. (Winnie in Mass.) Then we went up to see Evie at Ray Allen’s. Pressure cooker blew up while we were there. We went down to Wm.’s in eve. Wm. sick with flu, most of Vera’s family and Bobby’s.
Sun. Oct. 13
Beautiful day. Everett came in A.M. to take me home. Gram Small passed away in morn. at C.M.G. hospital (taken in Fri. night) Everett and Freda went up to Gramp Small’s for the day. Estelle Smith in eve. Dr. and Mrs. Swisher stopping at Belvedere. Fletchers living in their home at Bath.
Mon. Oct. 14
Beautiful day. Leo and Frances called in noon. Queen Elizabeth and Prince Phillip visiting in Canada.
Tues. Oct. 15
Beautiful day. Freda went to Brunswick with Estelle Smith in A.M. She and Everett went out in eve.
Wed. Oct. 16
Beautiful day. I stayed in bed all day (flu).Everett, Freda and children went to Litchfield church to funeral services for Gram Small. Alfred taken sick (flu).
Thurs. Oct. 17
Good day. Some fog. Dr. Swisher taken with flu. I stayed in bed most of day.
Fri. Oct. 18
Cloudy most of day. Frances and Cliffie and Timmy came down for the day to help Freda look over her mother’s clothes, etc. Ralph Miller called at noon. Queen Elizabeth and Prince Phillip visiting Washington, D.C.
Sat. Oct. 19
Rained part of day. Freda went to Brunswick with Estelle Smith in A.M. to rummage sale.
Sun. Oct. 20
Rained part of A.M., Cleared away windy and colder in P.M. Freda and girls went to church. Everett worked at U.S.G. Jimmie worked with Bill Munsey lobstering.
Mon. Oct. 21
Nice day, much cooler, flowers still blooming. Freda went to Brunswick in A.M. with Estelle. Queen Elizabeth and husband spent tonight in N.Y. – their last night in U.S.A. before leaving for home.
Tues. Oct. 22
Partly cloudy. Bea Harris called to telephone in A.M. Estelle called. Everett and Freda went out in eve.
Wed. Oct. 23
Mostly cloudy. Sandra on sick list in eve. Freda, Everett went to “Board” meeting.
Thurs. Oct. 24
Rained most of day. Everett went bird hunting after work. Freda and Sandra in bed all day. No school for Alfred.
Fri. Oct. 25
Fair and much colder, windy. Hervy Colson went home for wk-end Charlie Gilliam came to play in eve.
Sat. Oct. 26
Partly cloudy. Everett and Freda spent the day in Litchfield and Waterville. Everett played at Bowdoinham. Mrs. Swished in bed (flu)
Sun. Oct. 27
Fair and cool. Mrs. Swisher stayed in bed. Dr. Swisher, Jimmie, Sandra, Alfred and I went to church. Mr. Drew – layman from Cumberland – preached thru Oct. Chester, Marian and David called in P.M. Granville and Shirley here to supper.
Mon. Oct. 28
Fair and cool. Mrs. Swisher feeling much better after going to see Dr. Phillips. Mayota sick at home.
Tues. Oct. 29
Fair, Freda went to Brunswick in A.M. with Mrs. Swisher. Mayota at home (sick) Estelle Smith came up in eve.
Wed. Oct. 30
Partly cloudy. Jimmie home sick.
Thurs. Oct. 31
Mostly fair. Freda went to Brunswick with Estelle in A.M. Mrs. Swisher left for Philadelphia in P.M. We had bonfire down in garden at suppertime – roasted hot dogs and marshmellows, etc. I went down to store in P.M. Everett and Freda went out in eve. Phyllis and Sharon Johnson over to supper and played “Bridge” in eve. Brian McGowan’s family ate with us then Mayota and 2 boys went out on “Trick or Treat.
Fri. Nov. 1st
Cloudy, began raining in P.M. I sent the day at the Falls with the Stewarts. Called to see Ruth Tarr and Lillian Guenther in P.M. Elizabeth Lewis visiting with the Stewarts. June called in morn. Had coffee with us. She called in P.M. also Jen and Doris.
Sat. Nov. 2nd
Rainy most of day, heaviest rain for months. Everett Jim and Sandra went hunting up to Litchfield in A.M. Ev- and Sandra came home to dinner and left Jim at Gramp Small’s. When he went back in P.M. Jim had shot a deer. Mr. Pennell came to board.
Sun. Nov. 3rd
Dark, rainy day. Dr. Swisher preached at the Quaker church in Durham. Freda went to Sunday school and church. Estelle Smith came to turkey supper with us.
Mon. Nov. 4th
Cloudy. Estelle smith had lunch with us then started for Albany, N.Y. to spend the winter. Everett and Freda took me to Doris’ in eve. for few weeks. Doris working at Howard Johnson’s Arnold entertained the church “Men’s Club” class.
Tues. Nov. 5th
Partly cloudy, cooler. Roy called on way home from work in Lewiston (filling station work for Doggett) Arnold went out in eve.
Wed. Nov. 6th
Fair. Doris had to bring Donnie home from school at noon sick. Roy called again also after Catherine, Johnny, Stevie and Carol. Arnold went out in eve. Came back early sick.
Thurs. Nov. 7th
Beautiful day. Doris and Galen went to Lewiston in A.M. Doris, Joyce, Galen and O went to Judy’s in P.M. Dot and Cath- went to Howard Johnson’s to get pay then we played “Rook”.
Fri. Nov. 8th
Dark cloudy day. Arnold took children (2) with him in P.M. No school. Leonice Dodge died in Florida (Maxine Hodgkins sister)
Sat. Nov. 9th
Clear, mild. Doris’ went to Auburn in P.M. Ira Janis and family called in eve. Eugene Pratt from Auburn stayed at house til 9 P.M.
Sun. Nov. 10
Fair and colder, windy. We all went to church. Donnie spent the P.M. Gram Morrison. Doris took me over to see Joe and Eva. In P.M. then went to ride. Arnold went to church in eve. Dickey Hodgkins and girl called in eve.
Mon. Nov. 11
Beautiful day. Doris went to work in A.M. Arnold went out in eve. Mrs. Hurchins and children called at noon.
Tues. Nov. 12
Fair day. Arnold went out in eve.
Wed. Nov. 13
Beautiful clear, warm day. Roy, Judy and David came up in P.M. Arnold went out in eve.
Thurs. Nov. 14
Cloudy. Doris and I went to visit “Fairview” school in A.M. (Joyce’s room and Donnie’s room) then we went over to get groceries. Catherine, Johnny and family came up in late P.M.
Fri. Nov. 15
Heavy rain and wind during night and early A.M. Alta Foster called in P.M.
Sat. Nov. 16
Beautiful warm day. Eugene Pratt stayed at house til mother went home from work in eve. Doris took Donnie and Joyce to Catherine’s in A.M. and went to Sanford (sporting) to see her boss in hospital.
Sun. Nov. 17
Rained during night, Beautiful warm day. All but Doris went to church and Sun. school. Bill, Sue and Em came over in eve. Arnold went to church in P.M. and eve.
Mon. Nov. 18
Nice warm day. Arnold went out in eve on “Every church member canvas”.
Tues. Nov. 19
Dark showery day, heavy wind and rain in eve. Johnny and Catherine called in A.M. Arnold went out in eve.
Wed. Nov. 20
Nice day, warm. Ira here for dinner. Janie called at noon also John, Catherine and Johnny. Joyce went down to Janis’ for the P.M. Arnold went to church in eve.
Thurs. Nov. 21
Nice day, cooler. Johnny brot Catherine up in morn. and she went to Lewiston shopping with Doris, Galen and me. Doris, Arnold and I played “Rook” in eve. Doris went out in early eve.
Fri. Nov. 22
Nice day, much colder. Mrs. Hersey and Betty Lou called in late eve.
Sat. Nov. 23
Beautiful mild day. Doris went to Sanford (sporting) to see Mr. Chase. (her boss) Left Donnie and Joyce at Catherine’s. John and Clinton here to dinner.
Sun. Nov. 24
Few snow flakes in morn, then partly cloudy. We all went to church in A.M. Donnie spent the P.M. at Grammy Morrison’s and came home from church in eve. with Arnold. Mr. and Mrs. Knight and boy came up after eve. service.
Mon. Nov. 25
Nice day, much colder. Doris took Joyce and Galen to Mrs. Hersey’s to birthday party for Hodgkins girl but Galen wouldn’t stay so he and I rode down near hatchery when Arnold took Doris down to ride to work with a friend. Doris went to Auburn in early P.M. Arnold went to Men’s class meeting in eve.
Tues. Nov. 26
Fair and cold. Doris went out in P.M. then left early for work. The Stewarts arrived home from P.E. Island.
Wed. Nov. 27
6° above at Sue’s in morn. (coldest so far) Doris and Galen took me to Sue’s and Bill’s in A.M. I went to Falls when Bill went after Sue and called at Stewart’s. Earland came home in P.M.
Thurs. Nov. 28
Very mild day. Wm. and Evelyn had Thanksgiving with us. Everett and Freda called in late P.M. and had lunch after spending day with a family party at Emerson Mitchell’s
Fri. Nov. 29
Rain during night, partly cloudy, showery in P.M. We went to Falls in P.M. and to supper with Wm. Evelyn. Em went with us.
Sat. Nov. 30
Mild, rainy in P.M. Sue and I went to Myrt’s and to cemetery with Bill in P.M. til rain drove us out. Sue and I went over to Myrt’s in eve.
Sun. Dec. 1st
Clear, windy and much colder. We rode to Wm.’s in A.M. No one at home. Sue and Bill took me to Doris’ in P.M. Earland left at 3.30 for U of M. Arnold went to church in eve.
Mon. Dec 2nd
Cold, windy, mostly fair, snow squalls in morn.
Tues. Dec. 3rd
Fair, milder. Doris took Galen to barber’s in Auburn in P.M.
Wed. Dec. 4th
Nice day. Doris called to work in morn. Arnold went to church in eve.
Thurs. Dec. 5th
Beautiful day. Johnny brot Catherine and Judy up to go shopping in Lewiston with Doris, Galen and me. Everett called up to tell me Evie Wentworth had passed away. Dave Scribner passed away.
Fri. Dec. 6th
Mostly cloudy. Mrs. Hersey brot Mary Lou up to play in late P.M.
Sat. Dec. 7th
Few flakes of snow in morn. then rain. Abbie Crossman passed away.
Sun. Dec. 8th
Cloudy, mild. We all went to church in A.M. Donald stayed down to Morrison’s and came home from church with Arnold in eve.
Mon. Dec. 9th
Light covering of snow and sleet then drizzle. Doris went to Auburn in A.M. Arnold went to Men’s meeting in eve.
Tues. Dec. 10
Drizzley rain nearly all day. Doris left Galen and me at Catherine’s while she went to Portland shopping and to dinner. She went to Auburn in morn.
Wed. Dec. 11
Beautiful day, warm. Began snowing about 10 P.M. Doris went off for work after dinner. Arnold went to prayer meeting. Dickey Hodgkins and pal came after meeting to play “Rook”.
Thurs. Dec. 12
2-3 in. of snow, rained a little in A.M. and snowed a little in P.M. Much colder in eve. Doris spent A.M. at Donna’s house in Gray and went to work at 2.15 P.M. Schedule changed at Howard Johnson’s – some out of work. Cat- and Doris put on to four days a week.
Fri. Dec. 13
Beautiful day, mild. Doris, Galen and I went to Lewiston shopping. Doris, Joyce and Galen went back to Lewiston again before supper. Doris and I went to Gray in eve. I called at Bessie’s then Catherine called for me and Doris came to play “Rook” Children’s school closed for vacation.
Sat. Dec. 14
Snowed few flakes during night, mostly cloudy, mild.
Sun. Dec. 15
Nice day. We all went to church in A.M. and eve. Mr. and Mrs. Knight and Donald came up in eve. after church.
Mon. Dec. 16
Snowed lightly in early morn. then faired off. Doris and Galen took me to Falls in A.M. I had dinner a Stewart’s then Winnie and I went down St. and walked to mill. I came home with Everett. Wendal Small, new minister boarding with Freda.
Tues. Dec. 17
Nice day. Mr. Small. Mayota and I went to Brunswick in P.M. to shop and get Sandra and Jim and Alfred. Everett and Freda went out in eve. Everett didn’t work.
Wed. Dec. 18
Nice day. Sue McGowan gave me a “Prom”. Alfred left on his vacation, Portland, Boston and Camden.
Thurs. Dec. 19
Cloudy, mild. Bill Folsom fell and broke his hip. Freda went to W.S.C.S. in P.M.
Fri. Dec. 20
Warm and showery. Schools closed for Christmas vacation. All but James went to Gramp Small’s in eve.
Sat. Dec. 21
Cleared off in P.M., warm. I helped Jim clean the church in P.M. then called to see "Phine" Graves. We all went to Brunswick shopping in eve. Sandra worked at Library.
Sun. Dec. 22
Nice day, mild and windy. All but Sandra went to church in A.M. Dr. Swisher preached at Quaker church at Durham. Everett, Freda, Jim and I went to church in eve. to hear “Mesiah”. Had trouble with records so Mary and Carl Linscott invited us all to their house to hear it. They served refreshments.
Mon. Dec. 23
Fair, mild. Bill, Sue and Winnie spent the day with us. Mayota, Jimmie and I went to Tree at the church in eve. Mayota baby-sitting at McElman’s.
Tues. Dec. 24
Cloudy, light showers. Everett, Freda and girls went carol singing on Orr’s and Bailey’s Is. Mayota baby-sitting at McElman’s.
Wed. Dec. 25
Beautiful day. Dr. Swisher and Wendell Small (our minister) had dinner with us. We (the family) and Pamela Morgrage went to the old fort at Popham in P.M. and home by Phippsburg.
Thurs. Dec. 26
Dark, cloudy day, began raining in late P.M. Mayota baby-sitting at McElman’s. Pam Morgrage spent P.M. here with Mayota. Heavy gales in late P.M. and eve.
Fri. Dec. 27
Fair, windy, mild. Mayota baby-sitting. Hilda Mitchell and seven children called in A.M. Everett, Freda, Jim, Sandra and I went to Brunswick in eve. shopping. Mayota went to “Teen-age” dance at Bailey’s Is. with Pamela Morgrage. Grandpa Small called in P.M.
Sat. Dec. 28
Mild, partly cloudy. Freda stayed in bed most of day with cold. Sandra worked in Library in P.M.
Sun. Dec. 29
Rained hard in A.M., clearing in P.M. I rode to dump with Everett in A.M. All except Freda went to church.
Mon. Dec. 30
Mild, cloudy. Wendell Small (our pastor) left with Everett in morn. to go home (Biddeford)
Tues. Dec. 31
Mostly fair, mild. Mayota baby-sitting at McElman’s. Everett played at “Elks” dance in Brunswick. Jim went roller-skating in Auburn with Lucien and some boys. Mayota and I sat up til the New Year arrived.