Diary of Alice L. Jones
Wed. Jan. 1st
Partly cloudy, snowed very little in early eve. Estelle Smith called in A.M. also the Fletchers. Hugh Johnson and Phyllis came over to dinner. Dick Purinton and family came in P.M. to play then Bruce and Gerry. Phyllis came over in eve.
Thurs. Jan. 2nd
Rain came over night – freezing on everything, mostly fair. Jimmie and family left about 6.30 P.M. for Port Deposit, Md. (Bainbridge nuclear school) Bible study class met here in eve. (five came)
Fri. Jan. 3rd
Nice mild day. Jimmie called us in morn. that they arrived in Md. OK. Freda went down St. in A.M. I went to Bible study at Estelle + Marian Smith’s in A.M. Emerson and Hilda called in A.M. Everett, Freda and I went to town in eve.
Sat. Jan. 4th
Very mild - 46° - nice in A.M. – cloudy in P.M. – few snow flakes in eve. Chris Harlan helped Freda clean “Beauty Salon”. Bill and Sue came about 12.15 and took me to Stewart’s to help Winnie. She came home last Sun. from C.M.G. hospital after being operated on.
Sun. Jan. 5th
Nice day, cooler. Margaret, Dean and Deano came to dinner to celebrate her birthday. Ethel Gauin called in P.M. also Carmen Baulier in eve. Bowdoin College won their 5th game in contest (in N.Y.) on College Bowl.
Mon. Jan. 6th
Cloudy, sleety in eve. – very treacherous traveling. I baby-sat for Margaret in P.M. while she took her mother and father to Dr. Cox’s office in Auburn. Arlene Butcher spent most of P.M. with me. Bill and Sue called on their way to Topsham to take Grace Flaig to their house for a visit.
Tues. Jan. 7th
Good day. Nellie Pattie spent P.M. With us. Mary Morin came in eve. for over-night visit. Geraldine Webber called in eve. also Alice Smith.
Wed. Jan. 8th
Nice day. Jen Wheeler came about 7.30 A.M. June and Lila called for her in P.M. Mrs. McKay called in A.M. Margaret took Mary Morin up to Susie Small's and Alberta’s in A.M. Jennie Elcik called in P.M. Nancy Morin ____?____ and husband called in eve. to take Mary home to Bethel.
Thurs. Jan. 9th
Cloudy, mild – started snowing in P.M. then rained. Harry, Sr., and Margaret took Winnie to C.M.G. hospital in A.M. I baby-sat at Margaret’s. Arlene Butcher called in P.M. also May Rideout. Winnie much better after Dr. Cox removed the “packing” he had forgotten to remove when she went home after operation. Dot examined her and found it.
Fri. Jan. 10
Partly cloudy, very mild - 40°s – colder in eve. Cal called in P.M. Harry, Sr. went to Bernard Stein’s in eve.
Sat. Jan. 11
Nice day - 18° - windy and cold. Harry, Sr. spent P.M. at Bill Clark’s. Lee Wright and Grace Card married.
Sun. Jan. 12
Clear and cold - 8° above. Harry, Sr. went to church. Geraldine Webber and Margaret Schultz called in P.M. also Helen Phinney Dority and family.
Mon. Jan. 13
Cloudy, started snowing in late P.M. Snow over most of U.S. – windy and cold. Everything in N.Y. nearly at a standstill. Cars and buses stalled all thru central states. Arlene B. called in A.M. Fire at Tanquay’s old stand in Greene across from Alice's end with old post office and store burned. William discovered it when the explosion woke him about 5.30 A.M.
Tues. Jan. 14
Fair. Win- and I went over to Margaret’s in P.M. Mrs. Pike called in late P.M.
Wed. Jan. 15
Nice day. I went to Brunswick with Margaret and Deano in A.M. Pauline Ey called in P.M. also Bill, Sue and Myrt. Everett, Freda, Susie Small and Patty here to dinner.
Thurs. Jan 16
Nice day. Rev. Brackly called in late P.M. Win- and I spent A.M. and eve. at Margaret’s.
Fri. Jan. 17
Nice day, much warmer. Bill and Sue spent P.M. with us. I went down to Orr’s Is. in eve. with Eben, Jennie, Lola and Gary. Had hair set. Harry didn’t go to work. (asleep at Margaret’s)
Sat. Jan. 18
Mostly cloudy, mild light squall in P.M. Mrs. McKay here to dinner. We baby-sat at Margaret’s in eve. Arlene over in P.M.
Sun. Jan. 19
Beautiful mild sunny day. Anna Karkos came in P.M. Jen Wheeler, June, Lila and Marion called in late P.M. also Russell Sawyer and Anita.
Mon. Jan. 20
Light rain in P.M. – very mild. - 40°+. Margaret took Harry, Sr. and Winnie to Dr. Cox’s in Auburn in P.M. I baby-sat at Margaret’s.
Tues. Jan. 21
Light showers during day, dark 46°. Bill and Sue down in P.M. also Arlene Butcher.
Wed. Jan 22
Nice day, mild. Win- and I cleaned her closet. We went to Hazel Foster’s in P.M. (first time Win- has been out for a walk) since going to Hospital in Dec.
Thurs. Jan. 23
Nice mild day. Bill, Sue and Lola called in A.M. Win- and I spent the P.M. at Arlene B’s and Margaret’s Mrs. Brackley called on us at Margaret’s. Margaret Deano and Chris here for dinner. Harry, Jr., didn’t work.
Fri. Jan. 24
Nice spring day, snow nearly gone. Win- and I went up to “Wayfarer” restaurant with Arlene Butcher and Myrtle Small to dinner then called on Jennie Elick. In P.M. Harry, Sr. took us to Harvey McKay’s. Jen Wheeler came in eve. while Lila and Doris went down St. Leonard Skelton (Mosse’s boy) was killed in woods when a log rolled on him. Harry, Jr. sick at home.
Sat. Jan. 25
Warm, heavy rain most of day. Margaret, Deano, Win- and I went to Brunswick in A.M.
Sun. Jan. 26
Nice day. Margaret’s family went to Dexter. Harry, Sr., Win- and I went to church. Singers from Rarington College had the service. Geraldine Webber and Molly Webber called in late P.M. Cal called in eve.
Mon. Jan. 27
Fair, mild. Harry, Sr. at home. Elmer and Angie Williams called in P.M. Mary Tarr called in late P.M.
Tues. Jan. 28
Snowed all day. Harry, Jr. went out to work after being out sick several days. Dorothy Russell called in eve.
Wed. Jan. 29
About 5-6 in. of snow during storm, clear – nice day - 10°. Everett and Freda called in A.M. Win- and I went over to Jennie Elcik’s in P.M.
Thurs. Jan. 30
Cloudy in morn. then fair and mild. Winnie had her hair done at “Shopping Center” in A.M. Margaret took Win- Deano and me to Auburn in P.M. to visit Nettie Allen. Harry, Sr. called us home when callers came, one from Auburn and one from P.E. Island. We went up to Cal’s in eve.
Fri. Jan. 31
Mostly fair, cloudy in late P.M. Win- went to Ethel Gouin’s and Hazel Foster’s in P.M. Win- and I baby-sat for Marg- and Dean in eve. Louis Jack died in Bangor.
Sat. Feb. 1st
Very mild, snow and rain mixed most of the day. Charlie Wakeley died. Harry, Jr. went out.
Sun. Feb. 2nd
Light Squall in A.M. then fair and heavy wind. Margaret and Deano here to dinner. Harry, Sr., Win- and I went for ride to Topsham and home by Augusta Rd. and Bowdoin Center.
Mon. Feb. 3rd
Clear, cold, windy. Win- and I went over to Arlene’s in A.M. Margaret took us up to Harold Small's in P.M. (rest of family gone) We called at Mrs. Dalrymple’s. Everett and Freda called in late P.M. on way to Portland to take music lesson. (organ)
Tues. Feb. 4th
Nice day. I went down St. with Margaret in A.M. Harry, Sr. took Win- and me up to visit Lillian Guenther at “Daigle Home” in P.M. We walked home and called on Mrs. Stanley Bryant on No. 9 Rd. (in hospital with Win-) Arlene Butcher and Mrs. Ransone called on us in eve.
Wed. Feb. 5th
Mild – squally in A.M. Bill, Sue and Lola came down in P.M. Win- and I baby-sat in eve.
Thurs. Feb. 6th
Partly cloudy, 40°. Margaret took Winnie to Turner to visit Rose Coskery in P.M. and shopping in Lewiston. Win- and I went to Arlene’s in eve. – to lunch – Mrs. Ransone and Alice Smith there.
Fri. Feb. 7th
About 6 in. of snow during night then rain, snowed lightly in P.M. Jennie Elcik walked over in P.M. then Win- walked home with her.
Sat. Feb. 8th
Wet snow and rain – clearing in eve. Bill and Sue came after me in P.M. to go to their house for visit.
Sun. Feb. 9th
Nice day. Bill, Sue and I went to church. Went to Vera’s in P.M. then to Wheeler’s. Alberta's family there.
Mon. Feb. 10
10° below. Bill went away in P.M. Lola came up in eve.
Tues. Feb. 11
Nice day, 8° below. Vera called in P.M. Sue and I went over to Myrt’s in eve.
Wed. Feb. 12
Nice day, slightly warmer. Myrt over in A.M. Lola in P.M.
Thurs. Feb. 13
Cloudy in P.M. Everett, Freda and Sandra came after me in morn. to go with Ruth Wilson for a while. (Bernard died very suddenly the week before this) Sandra gave me a “perm” then they took me to Ruth’s. Freda stayed a while and Susie Houghton called in P.M.
Fri. Feb. 14
Light snow flurry in night. Everett left Freda with Ruth and me while he went to Brunswick.
Sat. Feb. 15
Nice day. Louise Adams came in P.M. and stayed over night.
Sun. Feb. 16
Snowed and blew hard all day (6in.) Louise took me down home in A.M. Everett took me back in P.M. We all went to church and Sandra to Sun. school. Louise went home in late P.M.
Mon. Feb. 17
Nice day. Everett, Freda, Sandi, Phyllis Johnson and I went to Brunswick shopping then to Portland for Everett to take his music lesson (organ) The rest of us had our supper at restaurant. Ethel and Bernard Linscott called at Ruth’s.
Tues. Feb. 18
Nice day. Bill Sylvester and Dave Johnson shingled on back of house in P.M. Everett and Freda called. Winnie and Harry called in P.M. Ruth went to town with Curriers in P.M. Ruth’s son-in-law came out for a long talk in P.M.
Wed. Feb. 19
Began snowing about noon.
Thurs. Feb. 20
Squally in A.M. – clearing late in day. Everett and Freda came up in P.M.
Fri. Feb. 21
Squally during day. Everett and Freda called in late P.M. on way to town to get Mayota.
Sat. Feb. 22
Fair. Mayota took me to Mrs. Blackwell’s on Cundy’s Harbor Rd in P.M. the to see Mrs. Harlan’s baby – to see Susie Houghton at library – to Hugh Johnson’s – then home a short call before taking me back to Ruth’s.
Sun. Feb. 23
Beautiful day, cooler. Everett and Freda came up in morn. and collected Ruth’s garbage for the dump and took me home. We went to church (Mayota went) She went to Cundy’s Harbor in P.M. to see Jan Taylor. Freda called her home to see Gramp Small and Carrie. I went back to Ruth’s in P.M.
Mon. Feb. 24
Partly cloudy – clearing off cooler in late P.M. Bill Sylvester and Dave J. finished shingling for Ruth. Everett and Freda brot me home to stay while Ruth went to her daughter’s in Portland when he went to take his organ lesson. Sandra went with them. Granville called in early eve. also Mrs. Lubee. To have her hair done. (wrong date)
Tues. Feb. 25
Nice day. Everett and Freda took me to Dr. McFarland’s in P.M. at Regional hospital for blader trouble. They went to “Quarterly Conference” meeting in eve. at Bailey Is.
Wed. Feb. 26
Partly cloudy. Freda had some of Club girls here cooking most of day. Pam Doughty here with them in P.M. Everett took Freda to Lenten service at Bailey Is. and went down after her. Mr. Beery from Union church was speaker.
Thurs. Feb. 27
Good day. I rode to Bath with Everett in morn. Freda had some more “Club” girls here. The Bible study group met here in eve. – 9 present and 4 of us.
Fri. Feb. 28
Partly cloudy. Everett and Freda went to Litchfield in early morn. to spend the day. Sandi and I went to Sunday school supper at church.
Sat. Feb. 29
Nice mild day. Jimmie called up from Md. (Port Deposit)
Sun. Mar. 1st
Partly cloudy. Everett and Freda went ice fishing most of day. Sandi went to Sun. school. I went to church. Everett took me to Ruth’s in early eve. She came back from Portland in P.M. Winnie and Harry came down in P.M. after going to Jud Ripley’s funeral in Brunswick.
Mon. Mar. 2nd
Lovely clear warm day. Bill, Sue and Sadie Garland came down in P.M.
Tues. Mar. 3rd
Beautiful warm day. Freda called in morn. + Everett in P.M.
Wed. Mar. 4th
Nice day, began clouding up in P.M. Freda came up in A.M. and I went home with them when Everett came back from Cundy’s Harbor. Sandra set my hair in P.M. Everett took me back to Ruth’s in P.M. Ethel Linscott took Ruth to hospital in Brunswick on P.M. to see her Dr. Florence Currier called in late P.M.
Thurs. Mar. 5th
Foggy and misty all day. Everett and Freda called in P.M. on way to plumber’s meeting at Alton, N.H.
Fri. Mar. 6th
Fair, colder and windy. Ruth and I took walk to shore cottages in P.M. (Fides’ first new one) Everett and Freda came home from N.H. in A.M.
Sat. Mar. 7th
Fair, windy. Everett took me home to stay til supper time. He played at dance.
Sun. Mar. 8th
Partly cloudy. Everett took me home for the day. I went to church. Sandi went to Sun. school. Leo and family came down for the day.
Mon. Mar. 9th
Dark day, light snow in morn. Mr. York came in to fix Ruth’s television.
Tues. Mar. 10
Snowed and sleeted all day – heaviest snow fall of season. Everett called in P.M. New Hampshire first state to hold their primary election. Sen. Lodge won. Margaret Chase Smith first woman to run for president.
Wed. Mar. 11
Faired away in A.M. Ruth went to Brunswick in P.M. with Curriers.
Thurs. Mar. 12
Snow squalls during day. Everett and Freda called at noon.
Fri. Mar 13
Nice day. Freda and Everett called.
Sat. Mar. 14
Partly cloudy. Everett took me down home in P.M. and back to Ruth’s in eve.
Sun. Mar. 15
Cloudy. Everett took me home for the day. Sandi sick with cold. Everett, Freda and I went to church. Everett took me back to Ruth’s after supper. Margaut’s husband there for supper and eve. Louise Adams there for supper.
Mon. Mar. 16
Cool and windy. Everett and Freda called in early eve.
Tues. Mar. 17
Dark day, snow squalls. Ronny Mowatt and two men here after fishing gear, etc. Everett took Freda and Sandra to Brunswick (also Vera and Nancy) to go to “Flower Show” in Boston. Bill Sylvester went after them in eve.
Wed. Mar 18
Mostly fair. Ruth went to town with Curriers in P.M. I walked down to Dr. Swisher’s place to meet Freda in P.M. Everett came after her at 5 P.M.
Thurs. Mar. 19
Clear, cold, windy. Everett played at Bowdoinham minstrels. Kitchen stove run out of oil.
Fri. Mar. 20
Nice day. Eddie Johnson here in early morn. with oil. Everett played at Bowdoinham minstrels.
Sat. Mar. 21
Fair, much milder. Louise Adams and Miss Perkins came to dinner and spent P.M. Everett took me home in P.M. and back to Ruth’s in eve when he went to play at Topsham Sportsman’s club.
Sun. Mar. 22
Cloudy, few snow flakes in A.M. Everett took me home for the day. Sandi went to Sunday school and church. Everett, Freda and I went to church.
Mon. Mar. 23
Nice day. I went for walk in P.M. Ruth went to Brunswick with Florence Currier and Perley in P.M.
Tues. Mar. 24
Partly cloudy. Ruth and I went to all the cottages down on the shore in P.M.
Wed. Mar. 25
Rainy in P.M. – clearing in eve. Ruth and I went down to see the cottage across the road in P.M. and up to the Tobey cottage.
Thurs. Mar. 26
Rainy day. Everett and Freda went to Plumber’s Convention in Portland. Granville and Shirley went with them. Susie Houghton called in A.M. when she and Clyde were in their way to N.H. and Mass. (their first vacation in 23 years)
Fri. Mar. 27
Clear, windy and colder. Mr. Gresham form Mass. called on way to his cottage. Worst earthquake Alaska ever had, (hardest felt at Anchorage) over 100 killed.
Sat. Mar. 28
Nice day. I went down home in A.M. They brot me back in early eve. when they went to “pictures” in Bath. Chester, Marian and David came to supper. Mayota came home. She and Sandi called on me in eve.
Sun. Mar. 29
Very light snow in morn. mixed with rain. Mayota came after me to go home for the day. Everett, Freda, Sandra and Mayota went to Easter sunrise service and breakfast at church. Sandi, Mayota and I went to 11 o’clock service. Mayota went to Hugh Johnson’s in P.M. to take lily we bot in memory of Maria. She went back to Orono with Ernest Hillman about 5 P.M. Everett and Freda took me back to Ruth’s when they went out for supper, rain in eve.
Mon. Mar. 30
Nice day. Ruth and I went to shore in P.M. and home by Fides’ new road. Florence Currier came up in P.M.
Tues. Mar. 31
Partly cloudy. I walked down home to spend the day. Everett took me back to Ruth’s in early eve. Ruth went to town with the Curriers in the P.M.
Wed. Apr. 1st
Nice day. Ruth and I went down to shore in P.M. Everett and Freda came up in early eve.
Thurs. Apr. 2nd
Fri. Apr. 3rd
Rainy day. Everett took me down home in early morn. for the day. Everett, Freda and Sandra went to town in A.M. Everett took me to Ruth’s when he went to play at Topsham.
Sat. Apr. 4th
Fair, heavy winds. Jimmie and family arrive from Maryland in early morn. Finished his course at Bainbridge Nuclear school (14 days leave) We all went to Bailey Is. in P.M. to tour the “Argo” house boat owned by Commander Gilliam (Brunswick Naval Base) for benefit of M.Y.F.’s trip to World’s Fair at New York. Everett took me back to Ruth’s when he went to play at Topsham Sportsmen’s Club for benefit of fire department. Gerald Adams took Ruth up to South Bowdoin cemetery in P.M. to pick out a lot. Louise Adams and grandson brot her home.
Sun. Apr. 5th
Nice day. Everett came after me in morn. and took me back to Ruth’s in eve. Sandra went to Sunday school. Everett, Freda and I went to church. Jim and family went to Freeport to see Gary Martin whose feet were frozen when he went mountain climbing on his Christmas “Leave”. (got lost) Gramp Small and Carrie came down in P.M. Leo and his family came in early eve. The family here all went to Litchfield (Granville’s) in P.M. Took five of Sandra’s Sunday school class to see how maple syrup is made. Douglas McArthur (General) died in Washington, D.C. (84 years old)
Mon. Apr. 6th
Mostly fair, rainy in eve. Jim and Sharon went rent hunting in Conn. Lola Jones came to see Ruth in P.M. and took me down home. Ruth and I went to shore in P.M. Everett took me back to Ruth’s in eve.
Tues. Apr. 7th
Mostly cloudy. Ruth went to town in P.M. with Curriers. Jimmie and Sharon got home in late eve. from Springfield, Mass. where they found a rent.
Wed. Apr. 8th
Showery in P.M. Jimmie took me down home for the day. Granville working with Everett. Shirley and little Delmar came down for the day. Jim, Sharon and Arleen went to Brunswick in P.M. Everett, Freda, Shirley and Delmar went to Bath in P.M.
Thurs. Apr. 9th
Partly cloudy – windy. Wilford Jones called in A.M. Everett, Freda, Jim and Sharon called to leave mail while on their way out to dine.
Fri. Apr. 10
Nice day. Ruth and I went over to Allyson’s in P.M. for walk. Everett, Jim, Richard and Sandi had twenty-four hour flu. Mayota came home in eve. from Orono with Ernest Hillman.
Sat. Apr. 11
Nice day. I went home in A.M. when Everett, Freda and Mayota came home from Brunswick. Celebrated Arleen’s and Richard’s birthdays (one and 2 yrs old) Hugh came over for cake and ice cream. James and family went to town in P.M. (Bot second-hand TV) Everett and Freda went out to picnic supper in late P.M. Jim and Sharon took me back to Ruth’s.
Sun. Apr. 12
Nice warm day. Everett took me home in morn. Freda sick with “Flu”. Girls took a lunch (After Sandra went to Sunday school) and went off with Ernest Hillman and Danny Smith. Mayota taken with “flu” in late P.M. Everett took me back to Ruth’s in eve.
Mon. Apr. 13
Fair. Sharon taken with “flu” during night. I was home all day. Granville working with Everett. Sandra sick all day with “flu”. Everett took me back to Ruth’s in eve.
Tues. Apr. 14
Rainy. Ruth went to town in early morn. with Florence Currier. To spend the day. Everett took me down home about 6.30 A.M.
Wed. Apr. 15
Showery part of day. Jim and Sharon went to town in A.M. Everett took Arleen up in P.M. to meet her father and mother to take her to Navy Base for “booster” shot and one other.
Thurs. Apr. 16
Showery in A.M. then cleared away. Jim took me down home in morn. for the day. Granville working with Everett. Jim and Sharon went to town in P.M. for groceries, etc. Jim and Everett took me back to Ruth’s in eve. on way to “dump”. Bible study group met at Everett’s
Fri. Apr. 17
Good day, light showers in eve. James and Family left about 8.30 A.M. for their new home in Springfield, Mass. (studying at Windsor Locks in Conn.) Lola Jones spent P.M. here.
Sat. Apr. 18
Nice day. I went down home in P.M. Winnie spent P.M. with us. While Harry, Sr. and Cal went to Mackeral cove to work on Cal’s boat. Ruth came down to have her hair done at 4 P.M. We stayed to supper and went back to Ruth’s when Everett went to dance to play.
Sun. Apr. 19
Nice day. Everett and Freda took me down home in morn. to stay a week while Ruth was in Portland at Margaret’s to go to Medical Center for check-up Wilford Jones came down in morn. to take the tractor to his house to sell. Sandi went to Sunday school. Freda and I went to church. Leo and family came in morn. Everett and Freda went up to Gramp Small’s cottage to have coffee and desert with Leo’s family. They went over to Harpswell in eve. on errands.
Mon. Apr. 20
Cloudy and cool. I worked down to church helping clean out the vestry for the carpenters to start renovating Tues. Granville helping Everett. Everett, Freda and I went to Brunswick at 5.15 A.M. to take Sandra and Judkins boy to go with a bus load from Orr’s and Bailey’s to New York World’s Fair. We had breakfast in town.
Tues. Apr. 21
Mostly fair, cold wind. Granville worked with Everett. Everett, Freda and I went to Bath in A.M. Everett went out in eve.
Wed. Apr. 22
Rainy most of day. Everett and Freda went away in P.M. Granville worked with Everett. I cleaned up Sandra’s house. Taken with severe pain in shoulder in late P.M.
Thurs. Apr. 23
Showery in morn. Everett and Freda went to Brunswick in A.M. to get Sandra (home from the World’s Fair in N.Y.) They went away in P.M. and had supper out. Estelle and Marian Smith came home from a couple days in Orono to W.S.C.S. meeting. Phyllis Johnson over in eve.
Fri. Apr. 24
Cloudy, cool. Madelyn Harris called in P.M. Sandra and Phyllis J. went to “Square Deal” supper. Everett, Freda, Sandi and Phyllis went to Brunswick shopping in eve. Margaret Wilson Trevanian (Ruth’s daughter) had a baby boy (3rd child) Charlie Pooler’s wife buried at West Bowdoin. Jimmie and Sharon called up from Springfield, Mass.
Sat. Apr. 25
Cloudy most of day. Granville working with Everett. Estelle called in A.M. Freda and Sandra rode to Brunswick with Granville in late P.M. and went to Portland by bus for week-end at hair dresser’s convention. I went to Stewart’s for the evening when Everett went to play at Masonic party.
Sun. Apr. 26
Fair. Everett and I went to church service at Bailey Is. at 10.30 A.M. (Our church having basement renovated.) to hear Dr. Charles Parkin who preached here 40 years ago. Gramp Small and Carrie came down in P.M.
Mon. Apr. 27
First warm sunny day this spring - 71° in Portland at 6 P.M. Granville worked with Everett. Everett and I went into Portland after supper to bring Freda and Sandra home.
Tues. Apr. 28
Nice day – cooler. I cleaned my room. Bill and Sue came down in P.M. Bill took Sadie Garland to Pam Doughty’s I went down to Pam’s with them to get Sadie. Granville worked with Everett. Everett went out in eve.
Wed. Apr. 29
Nice day. Everett and Freda went to Lewiston in A.M. Mary Bang’s called in P.M. Freda went out with her. She and Everett went out in eve. Granville worked with Everett. Mayota came home for wk-end about 9 P.M. (Ernest Hillman)
Thurs. Apr. 30
Nice day. Freda went to district meeting of W.S.C.S. with Estelle and Marian Smith. Sandi and Mayota went out in eve. I went to Susie Houghton’s in eve. Granville worked with Everett. Sandra and Mayota got our first mayflowers.
Fri. May 1st
Nice day. Granville worked with Everett. Freda and Mayota went to supper at “Square Deal” Everett and Sandi went to town to take their organ lessons in eve. Mayota went with them to visit a friend.
Sat. May 2nd
Nice day. Mayota and I walked to “Square Deal” in P.M. Rode back with “Bert”. I finished cleaning my room and living room in A.M. Everett played at dance.
Sun. May 3rd
Nice day. I went to church with Smith girls at Bailey Is. (Our church basement being repaired.) We all had picnic lunch at noon at Gramp Small’s cottage. Girls stayed up for afternoon. Everett, Freda and I came home. Ernest Hillman took Mayota back to Orono in eve.
Mon. May 4th
Partly cloudy in P.M. – warmer. Granville worked with Everett. Everett and Freda went to town in A.M.
Tues. May 5th
Nice day. The W.S.C.S. met here at 9 A.M. (13 present) Granville worked with Everett.
Wed. May 6th
Nice day. Granville worked with Everett. Everett and Freda took me up to Ruth (Wilson’s) in early eve. Margaret’s husband and oldest girl brot her home for few hours then took her back to Portland.
Thurs. May 7th
Mostly fair – cool here – in the 80°s inland. Granville worked with Everett. Everett and Freda went to town in P.M. Freda went out in eve.
Fri. May 8th
Partly cloudy, few sprinkles in eve. Granville worked with Everett. Everett and Sandra went to town in eve. to shop and take music lessons. Telephone man here changing over telephones.
Sat. May 9th
Showery. Freda had a picnic in the house for the 4 H Club girls. Sandi went out in eve. She set my hair in P.M.
Sun. May 10
Foggy morn then cleared away, light showers in P.M. Freda and I went to Mt. Dessert Is – and up Mt. Cadillac then to Bar Harbor to watch the “Blue Nose” come in from Nova Scotia and unload and load up to go back to N.S. Called at “Gils” for supper coming home. Found that the electricity had gone off in “deep freeze” so cooked up what we could use and gave the rest to neighbors. Everett and Freda went to “dump” in eve.
Mon. May 11
Nice day. Telephone man (Leeman) here working in A.M. Granville worked for Everett.
Tues. May 12
Nice day. Granville worked for Everett. Gramp Small working at his cottage. He came down here to dinner. Everett, Freda and I went to Brunswick in P.M. to buy wedding presents for Meredith.
Wed. May 13
Cloudy, cool. Granville worked for Everett. Everett and Freda went to town in P.M. and had supper out.
Thurs. May 14
Rainy day, cool. Granville worked for Everett and brot Shirley and little Delmar down to spend the day. Mrs. Harlan (Mary Ann) brot her baby (Natalie) for Freda to tend til Chris- came from school. Shirley went to Brunswick to shop in P.M. Everett and Freda went out in eve.
Fri. May 15
Cleared away in A.M. Granville worked for Everett. I rode to post office and back with Estelle Smith in A.M. Everett, Freda, Sandra and I went to Brunswick shopping in eve.
Sat. May 16
Nice day. Everett, Freda and I went to wedding at Lisbon Falls U.B. church (Meredith Mitchell and Robert Bruce Ward) at 2 P.M. Everett played in eve. at Topsham, Freda and Sandra went out to supper.
Sun. May 17
Rain during night, nice day. Everett and Freda left in early morn. for Wayne to do some work for Mr. Herrick and for a little rest. Sandra in bed most of day with bad cold of long standing.
Mon. May 18
Nice day. Granville worked for Everett. Everett and Freda came home in early eve. Brian McGowan came up in eve.
Tues. May 19
Showery in P.M. (distant thunder) Granville worked for Everett. Everett took Sandra to Dr.’s in P.M. (bad cold) Everett took me to Sue’s and Bill’s in eve.
Wed. May 20
Thunder shower during night. We went to Falls in P.M. and to Sabattus. Myrt and Lola went with us.
Thurs. May 21
Fair – cool – heavy frost killed Bill’s beans. We went to Parker’s at Litchfield to get flowers in P.M. and to June Wheeler’s in eve. then to Howard Goss’s.
Fri. May 22
Nice day. We went to Lewiston to Dr. Desjardine’s in P.M. Sue had wrong date so Dr. couldn’t take her. Went to Aunt Belle’s to get a mattress
Sat. May 23
Fair, hot. 94° in early P.M. We went to Falls in A.M.. Vera took us to Colby’s home in Auburn in P.M. to see Alice and Natalie Smith then up to Lee Home to see Harry Staples. Wm., Evelyn and Karlene came down in eve.
Sun. May 24
Fair, hot day. Bill and I went over to Merton's in A.M. Emil and Verna King called in late P.M.
Mon. May 25
Fair – cold – heavy wind. Bill and Howard Goss took a load of loam to put on Dad’s lot in Auburn cemetery. Winnie and Harry Stewart came up in eve.
Tues. May 26
Nice day. Sue and I went to town in P.M. with Lola. (She went to Dr.’s) We went over to Vera’s in eve. Lola went with us. Ray Allen had an accident on road. Head was cut by a rock.
Wed. May 27
Nice day. I worked in cemetery in A.M. with Phyllis Labbe (trimming) We went to “Woodlawn” then to Auburn cemetery in eve. Myrt went with us.
Thurs. May 28
Nice, cool, windy. We went to Gray cemetery in P.M. Richard Purinton bot his mother’s place and moving the old part (Clara’s) across the road for Lila to live in.
Fri. May 29
Nice day. Jimmie and family came home. We went to town in A.M. and to Lewiston to bring Aunt Belle down for a visit. We went to Litchfield cemetery in eve. then up to Monmouth to Fisher’s.
Sat. May 30
Nice day. We went to cemeteries in A.M. and to the association meeting at church vestry in P.M. Pam and Lester Doughty and girls called in eve. Sandra was taken to Regional Hospital by ambulance. (John Huff took her)
Sun. May 31
Partly cloudy. We took Aunt Belle over to Carrie Shunes in A.M. and took her home in P.M. We went over to Vera’s in eve. (No one home)
Mon. June 1st
Mostly cloudy. Bill, Lola and I went to Falls in A.M. We went to Sadie Garland’s in P.M. and took her with us to Lisbon Center and West Bowdoin cemeteries. We went to Helen Anderson's in eve. Florence and Mr. Blanchard there on visit.
Tues. June 2nd
Fair. Sandra operated on. Bill went to Falls in P.M. and to Vera’s in early eve. then we all went to Shepherd’s.
Wed. June 3rd
Good day. We went to Gorham in P.M. to bring Lyn home for the summer and had supper at Vera’s.
Thurs. June 4th
Few drops of rain – mostly fair. We went to Falls in P.M. Called at Stewart’s then went to Sadie Garland’s – brot her up to supper. Bill, Sadie and Lola went to Falls while we got supper. After supper we took Sadie to Lisbon, Lisbon Falls and South Bowdoin cemeteries.
Fri. June 5th
Nice day. We went to Brunswick in P.M. (took Myrt) to get Shoes for Sue. Then we went to Stewart’s. A “going away party” given Rev. Daniel Harlan and family in Library Hall on Baileys Is.
Sat. June 6th
Nice day. Went up to Fisher’s in Monmouth after an early supper.
Sun. June 7th
Nice day, warmer. We left in early morn. Went to Gonic, N.H. with Emil and Verna King. Had dinner in Rochester then went to Purvis'. On way home called to see Edna Booker and her family in Springvale. Went to Bill Booker’s grave. Everett came after me in eve. We called at the hospital (Regional) to see Sandra. Mayota and Ernest Hillman called at hospital on way to Orono. The Harlan’s last Sunday in our church.
Mon. June 8th
Cloudy. Freda went to town with Ethel Linscott in P.M. She and Everett went to Hospital in eve. Granville worked here.
Tues. June 9th
Cloudy. Everett brot Sandra home from hospital in A.M. Estelle and Marian called in P.M. Granville worked with Everett. Everett and Freda took their supper and went to town. Ernest Hillman in to see Sandra.
Wed June 10
Mostly cloudy, few drops in P.M. and distant thunder. Granville worked with Everett. Everett and Freda went out in eve. Eben Carlson and Jennie called in eve. (also boys)
Thurs. June 11
Nice clear day. Everett and Freda went to town in A.M. then Everett took their dinners and went to Cundy’s Harbor to work. Mr. Harlan called about noon on his way to Caribou to his new pastorate. Weston Burnham called.
Fri. June 12
Nice day, warmest so far - 88° in P.M. Mary Ann Harlan and girls left in A.M. for caribou (their new home) Granville worked with Everett. Everett went grocery shopping in eve. Freda sick with cold. Ernest Hillman called in eve.
Sat. June 13
Everett and Freda went to town in A.M. (Had lunch) Sue called while Bill, Emil King and Verna were at Merrill’s after lobsters to have a cook out. Everett took Sandra to Library in P.M. (first ride since her return from “Regional” hospital.) Chester and Marian called in P.M. Cloudy, heavy fog in eve. Our new minister (Mr. Booth) and family arrived at parsonage. Sue McGowan took Donnie and Sharon and left Brian Brian, Jr. Florence Day passed away.
Sun. June 14
Beautiful day. Everett and Freda went away in early morn. for most of the day. Winnie and Harry Stewart spent P.M. with us. Chester and Marian called in late P.M. David down in A.M. Rev- Booth had first Sunday in our churches.
Mon. June 15
Cloudy in P.M. few sprinkles, heavy rain during night. Granville worked with Everett. Everett took Sandra and me to school house to “Primary election” at noon hour. Freda voted later on. (Sandra’s first voting (22) next Aug. Danny Smith down in eve.
Tues. June 16
Very cool and windy, 20° on Mt. Washington. Everett and Freda went to Bath in early morning. Granville worked for Everett.
Wed. June 17
Cool and windy. Freda and Sandra went to town with some (?) friend to get their hair done in A.M. Stayed up for dinner lunch. Granville worked for Everett. Gramp Small and some friends called in P.M. Everett, Freda Sandra and I went to reception at Bailey Is. for Mr. + Mrs. Booth (new pastor) and his father and mother. Bishop Booth (Sr.) spoke to us on Kongo mission work then refreshment were served. Everett and Freda went away after bringing us home.
Thurs. June 18
Nice day, warmer. Granville worked with Everett. Everett, Freda and Sandra spent P.M. in Brunswick.
Fri. June 19
Mostly fair and windy. Everett and Eddie Johnson went fishing at Pleasant pond in A.M. Granville came in late A.M. Brot Cliffie to stay a while. Doris called in to tell me Katherine was in the hospital. Everett went to “Board” meeting in eve.
Sat. June 20
Heavy fog in morn. then cleared away. Everett and Freda went to Bath in A.M. Sandra and Freda went to Ruth Porter’s for picnic dinner. Marian Small called in P.M. also Gramp Small. Everett and Freda went to Bailey Is. in late P.M. and Sandra went to church to arrange the flowers. (Orrs) Clif took his dinner and roamed. Ernest Hillman brot Mayota home from Orono in P.M.
Sun. June 21
Beautiful day. Freda and Everett had a “Father’s Day” party for Gramp Small-Carrie, Leo and his family, Chester, Marian and David, Granville and family, Sandra, Mayota, Ernest and I went to church. After dinner we all went up to Chester’s cottage then came back here for supper. Ernest took Mayota back to Orono in P.M. also Sandra went along for a visit.
Mon. June 22
Nice day. Granville worked with Everett. Freda and Cliffie went for a swim in P.M. Everett and Freda went out in eve. Freda and Clif went to town in A.M.
Tues. June 23
Nice day. Granville worked with Everett. He stayed down to go fishing in eve. Freda and Cliffie took their noon lunch and went up to Gramp Small’s cottage to bring the canoe down. Everett has a small boat he bot of Eben Carlson. Freda and Cliffie went to Cundy’s Harbor with Everett after lunch. Cliffie painted the back piazza floor in A.M. I took a walk down to Susie Houghton’s (on errand) in early eve.
Wed. June 24
Foggy til noon then hazy. I went to Bath and Brunswick with Everett in A.M. Margaret Logan, Deano, Winnie and Mrs. Pike and “Candy” Stewart called in P.M. Thunder shower in eve. – most rain we have had for a long time.
Thurs. June 25
Nice day. Granville worked with Everett also Brian McGowan (on vacation from Brunswick coal and lumber) Freda and Clif took Gramp Small’s canoe back to cottage in A.M. Everett went up and brot them home. Everett and Freda spent most of P.M. in town. (had supper out) Freda had her hair done. Eben brot boat down Everett bot of him.
Fri. June 26
Nice day. Granville and Brian worked for Everett. Cliffie went home with Granville in P.M. Freda and Clif went swimming in P.M. Rev. Booth called in eve. Ernest Hillman called on his way to Orono.
Sat. June 27
Nice day. Brian worked with Everett. Everett and Freda went out to supper. I went to Bailey Is. to the “dogfish place” with them in eve. Chester, Marian and David called in P.M. Planes hunting up and down the bay all the P.M. and eve. – hunting for two men after finding their boat capsized.
Sun. June 28
Nice day. Everett worked – Brian part of the day. Freda and I went to church. Everett and Freda went out to supper.
Mon. June 29
Nice day. Ten people lost their lives over the wk-end – 6 in accidents – 4 drown – highway fatalities so far this year 84 – 1963 had 67. Planes still hunting for Roy Murray and Robert Sampson both of Brunswick. Freda and Shirley (Granville’s wife) left at 8 A.M. for Springfield Mass. to visit Jim’s family. Granville and Brian both worked with Everett. Everett took Sandra to Dr.’s in town in P.M. Phyllis Johnson went along. Ernest Hillman brot us mackeral in eve.
Tues. June 30
Distant thunder shower in early morn – (4 A.M.) cleared off in P.M. Granville and Brian worked with Everett. Everett, Sandi and I went to Prince’s in eve. where Ev- has his boat moored. He and Sandra went out in boat – I read in car.
Wed. July 1st
Mostly fair, distant thunder shower most of P.M. and eve. Granville and Brian worked with Everett. Freda, Shirley, Sharon, Richard and Arleen left Springfield, Mass. to come home about 8.45 A.M. Sandra started work again – first time since she went to hospital. Granville and Shirley went home after supper. Harry Stewart, Sr. taken to Parkview Hospital.
Thurs. July 2nd
Mostly cloudy. Granville worked at home. Brian worked with Everett. Phyllis J. over in P.M. Freda had her new picnic table and grill set up. Everett, Freda, Sharon and Richard went to town shopping in eve. Sandra and I stayed with Arleen.
Fri. July 3rd
Foggy most all day, heavy clouds, light rain during night. Everett and Freda went to town in P.M. Gramp Small and Carrie came down in P.M. Sharon and children went to Frances and Dave's in P.M. Sharon and Sandra went to Cook’s to supper. Freda baby-sat. Granville worked also Brian. Thunder shower in eve.
Sat. July 4th
Foggy and heavy clouds most of day, few sprinkles in P.M. – sun shone a short time in late P.M. Brian worked with Everett. Leo and Frances called in eve. also Chester and Marian.
Sun. July 5th
Mostly fair. Everett and Freda left at 8.20 A.M. with Sharon and children. They left children at Stewart’s and went to hear Eben Carlson preach at Methodist church then they all went to Springfield, Mass. Margaret, Dean and Deano brot Winnie down in P.M. I went home with them. Ernest Hillman brot Mayota home from Orono. Harry, Cal, Win- and I went to Parkview Hospital in eve. to see Harry, Sr. then had coffee at Dot’s.
Mon. July 6th
Showery and distant thunder, sunny in late P.M. Win-, Margaret, Deano, Harry and I went to Parkview in P.M. to see Harry, Sr. Win- went to hospital in eve. while Margaret, Deano and I went with Dean to get a bumper for his car at Dave Pelkey’s. Win got word that Harry Sauson was operated on in Kingston Ontario. Bill and Sue came down in eve. also Susie Small, Patty and children.
Tues. July 7th
Beautiful morn., showery and thunder most of P.M. I went down St. with Margaret in A.M. Margaret took Win- to hospital in P.M. I baby-sat with Deano. Harry, Jr. took Win- to hospital in eve. Rev. Brackley called in A.M. Bill and Sue called in eve. also Jen Wheeler.
Wed. July 8th
Nice morn., showers and thunder in P.M. Win-, Margaret, Deano and I went to hospital in A.M. Clara Wright Billings and husband called in early eve. Dot and Cal called later. Win- and I took walk in eve.
Thurs. July 9th
Mostly cloudy, heavy fog in morn. Margaret and Win- went to Parkview in P.M. I baby-sat with Deano. Jen Wheeler and June called at noon. Arleen Butcher and Ardell called in P.M. Harry, Jr. Win- and I went to hospital in eve. Win- rode home with Dot and went up to “Wayfarer” for feed.
Fri. July 10
Showery, misty day. Margaret, Win- Deano and I went to hospital in A.M. and to “Rummage” sale in P.M. Win- called Robert in Cal- in eve.
Sat. July 11
Nice day. Mac, Joy, Melody, Lance and Amy came in P.M. After coffee and donuts, Mac, Joy, Win- and Melody went to “Parkview” to see Harry, Sr. Mac and family left Melody at Methodist camp in Winthrop on way home in P.M. Margaret, Deano, Win- and I went to hospital in P.M. then to “Regional” hospital to see Nettie Gillespie who was there for shock but had been put in Smart’s nursing home. Margaret and Dean went to Oxford to car race in eve.
Sun. July 12
Mostly cloudy. Win- and I went to church. Harry, Jr. took Win- and me to hospital in P.M. Parkview were celebrating their fifth anniversary. Carmen Beaulieu took Win- to hospital in eve.
Mon. July 13
Cloudy, muggy day. Bill, Sue and Lola called in P.M. Mar- Deano, Win- and I went to hospital in P.M. Win-, and I called at “Smart's” nursing home to see Nettie Gilespie, Win-, and I went to “Parkview” in eve. with Bill and Lora French. I went up to “Nib Smith's” in eve. (rainy)
Tues. July 14
Rainy day. Marg, Deano, Win- and I went to Brunswick shopping in A.M. after going to “Parkview”. Had lunch in town then went down to Sandra’s. Win- and I had “permanents” and stayed to supper then went to hospital to see Harry, Sr. and made a call on the Peppins at Pejepscot. Arleen Butcher over in morn.
Wed. July 15
Nice day, hot. Winnie, Marg- and Mrs. Ransone went to “Parkview” in P.M. I baby-sat for Marg-. June called in A.M. Mrs. Pike called in eve. Win- and I went up to the “Daigle’s Home” in eve. to see Lillian Guenther.
Thurs. July 16
Fair, hot day. Win-, Marg-, Deano and I went to “Parkview” in A.M. to bring Harry, Sr. home. I went to Arleen Butcher’s for short call in P.M.
Fri. July 17
Fair, hot. Bill, Sue and Lola called in A.M. Harry, Jr. took me up to see Ray Allen and Florence in eve. They took me back to Stew-‘s. Dot and Cal here in eve.
Sat. July 18
Fair, hot. Harry, Jr. took me down St. in A.M. Marg-, Dean, Shirley and Joe Harmon left for N.H. trip in morn. Deano staying with the Logans.
Sun. July 19
Hot day, thunder shower in early morn., clear in eve. Bill took me to Sue’s in morn. Got Sue and went to Vera’s for dinner to celebrate my birthday and Lyn’s. Vera took Sue and me to “Colby’s Home” to see Alice K- in P.M. Emil, Verna and Mona called in late P.M. Bill and Sue took me back to Stewart’s in eve.
Mon. July 20
Beautiful, clear, cool day. Marg- and Deano took me to Doris’ at their new home in Danville (moved in last Jan.) Called at Nellie Goding’s on the way. Shirley ___?___ and Jean Thurston came to play cards in eve. Arnold, Donnie, Joyce, Carol (Catherine’s) and Galen went to pond in Poland camping with group from church.
Tues. July 21
Mostly fair, muggy, hot. Heavy thunder shower in eve. Roy and family came in eve. Doris took car to garage for grease job. Jean Thurston came in eve. also Peggy Peterson.
Wed. July 22
Cloudy, thunder showers in P.M. Jean Thurston and 3 girls called in P.M. Arnold and camping gang came home in eve.
Thurs. July 23
Cloudy, light rain in eve. Doris took me to Roy’s in morn. Judy, boys and I went over to Bessie Libby’s in P.M. She was ready to go to the hospital to see Roy's sister Evelyn (operated on for cancer) with Esther. Roy and family brot me back to Doris’ in eve. Jean and Loraine ? spent eve. at Doris’.
Fri. July 24
Cloudy. Doris took Donnie to Dr.’s in A.M. to have his arm examined (broken) Pronounced it OK. She and I went shopping at the “Mart” in P.M. then she took me to Stewart’s for few days. I went to “Regional” hospital in P.M. with win-, Harry, Deano and Margaret for Harry to have final check-up from his Dr. Win- and I called at Fred Foote’s in eve.
Sat. July 25
Cloudy. Malcolm and Melodie brot Lance down to stay with Marg- a week while he and Joy go on vacation. Cal called in P.M. also Arleen Butcher. Clara Wright Billings and husband came to supper. Alton Card and Elizabeth called in late P.M. Bob called them by phone from California in eve. Harry’s birthday – (76 yrs)
Sun. July 26
Partly cloudy. Dean and family and Lance brot us lobsters after their picnic given by Porter and Shaw at Gun Point. Angie and Elmer Williams, also Perley Campbell and his wife came to supper. Larry, Claudette and baby came in eve.
Mon. July 27
Hot day. Sue and Bill came to Stewart’s in A.M. to take me to their house for a week. Bill went to Bowdoin Ctr. in eve with Alex- Anderson to see Little League ball game. Bowdoin beat Dresden.
Tues. July 28
Muggy – hot. Bill and I went to Greene to see Evelyn and Karlene in P.M.
Wed. July 29
Cloudy in A.M., clear and cooler in P.M. We went to auction at Willis Gross’s old home in A.M. Came home to dinner and went back in P.M. Aunt Belle, Ernest Stinson and Em- came down from cottage in eve. in Monmouth.
Thurs. July 30
Beautiful, clear, cool day. Bill, Sue and I went to Helen Anderson’s in P.M. to see. Florence Starbird (recuperating at Helen’s after being in hospital) We went up to Fisher’s and Stinson’s cottages in Monmouth.
Fri. July 31
Beautiful day. Bill, Sue, Lola and I went to Falls in A.M. We went Vera’s in eve to surprise bridal shower for Doris Wheeler. Everett and Freda came up.
Sat. Aug. 1st
Nice day. We all went to Parish House in late P.M. getting ready for supper. I called to see Myrtle Shepherd.
Sun. Aug. 2nd
Rainy in A.M. We went to church. Bill and Sue took me home to Orr’s Is. in P.M. Ernest Rowe and Phyllis Labbe came down in P.M. Ernest Hillman, Mayota, Sandra, Ernest Rowe + Phyllis went to Pond Island – for supper.
Mon. Aug. 3rd
Partly cloudy. Granville came to work and Brot Cliffie back for wk. Freda and Mayota went to Merit House in P.M. to look it over for Ernest and Mayota’s reception. Gramp Small and Carrie came down in P.M.
Tues. Aug. 4th
Mostly fair. All except Everett and myself went up to picnic supper at Gramp Small’s cottage. Everett went out to supper and evening. Girls stayed at cottage over night. Granville worked.
Wed. Aug. 5th
Mostly fair in P.M. Few sprinkles during day. Shirley, Delmar and Timmy came down with Granville to spend the day. Shirley, Freda and Mayota went to town shopping in A.M. Shirley and Freda went out in P.M. They all stayed to supper also Ernest Hillman. Everett and Freda went out in eve.
Thurs. Aug. 6th
Nice day. Freda, Cliff and I went to “Library Fair” Granville here in P.M. Jack Thurston and wife called in P.M. (living in Danversport, Mass.)
Fri. Aug. 7th
Beautiful day. Everett worked in Litchfield most of day. Everett, Freda, Sandra, Mayota and I went to Gil’s to supper. Mayota brot her cat (“Soda”) home from Dr.Pinfold’s. Cliffie went home for wk-end with Everett.
Sat. Aug. 8th
Cloudy, dark day, showery in A.M. Everett and Freda went to Litchfield in early morn. for few hours. Mayota worked in Library in P.M. Ernest took the girls out to supper and to “Drive-In”. Catherine Bisciglia called me from Doris’ in eve.
Sun. Aug. 9th
Partly cloudy, cool. I went to church then went home with Ruth Wilson to dinner. (Ethel Linscott took us) The rest of the family went on a picnic. Mayota and Ernest came up to Ruth’s to take me home in P.M.
Mon. Aug. 10
Partly cloudy. Freda, Mayota and Sandra went to town shopping in P.M.
Tues. Aug. 11
Mostly cloudy, cool. I went down to Winnie Reid's and to post office in A.M. Granville came to work and brot Cliff back for the week. Freda, Sandra, Mayota and Ernest’s mother went to Portland shopping in P.M.
Wed. Aug. 12
Dark, showery day. Had my hair set in P.M. Everett and Freda went to town in P.M. I went with them to Brunswick with them in late P.M. Gave them supper at Claire’s then they took me to Doris’ for visit. Catherine, Stephie, Carol and Lori there on yearly visit. Showery in eve.
Thurs. Aug. 13
Cloudy, cool. Catherine, Doris and I went shopping in Lewiston in P.M.
Fri. Aug. 14
Few sprinkles. Catherine, Doris and I went berrying in P.M. on Penny Road. Called at Mr. Morrison’s to see Aunt Edna Webster. Played “Rook” in eve.
Sat. Aug. 15
Showery. George Pruell died in Lewiston hospital. Catherine, Doris (with Stevie, Carol, Joyce, Lori, Kathy and Sylvia) took me to Bill’s and Sue’s for week-end after calling at Stewart’s, June Wheeler’s and Vera’s in eve. to celebrate Tracy’s birthday, (4)
Sun. Aug. 16
Beautiful day. We went to West Bowdoin “Old Home” Sunday. Vera and Emil King came down in P.M. to go blackberrying. We took Aunt Belle home in eve. then went over to Wm.’s and Evelyn’s (Myrt went with us.)
Mon. Aug. 17
Partly cloudy. Sue and I went with Bill in A.M., soliciting for “Cemetery” supper. They took me home in P.M. Sadie Garland went with us. Granville worked.
Tues. Aug. 18
Partly cloudy, Granville worked here.
Wed. Aug. 19
Partly cloudy. Granville worked with Everett. The girls took a ride in Everett’s ___________. Estelle Smith called in P.M. with her nephew and family.
Thurs. Aug 20
Partly cloudy, showery in eve. Granville worked with Everett. Everett and Freda went to town shopping in eve.
Fri. Aug. 21
Fair, cool. Everett and Freda went to town in P.M. Granville worked for Everett. Freda went home when Granville and Cliffie went at night to spend wk-end at Shirley’s.
Sat. Aug. 22
First rainy day in several weeks. Ernest, Mayota and Sandra went camping in late P.M. at Aurora (Hillman’s camp) for week-end.
Sun. Aug. 23
Rainy day. Everett went to Litchfield for part of day to get Freda. Leo and family down in P.M. to bring Cliffie for the week and to get clams. Everett and Freda went out in eve. Ernest, Mayota and Sandra arrived home in early eve. from Aurora.
Mon. Aug. 24
Foggy in morn. then fair and much warmer. I went to Augusta with Everett in morning. Had picnic lunch on back lawn at supper time.
Tues. Aug. 25
Nice day, warmer. Mayota and Freda went to town in P.M. Everett, Freda and Cliff went fishing in late P.M. Took a picnic supper. Estelle Smith called in P.M.
Wed. Aug. 26
Nice A.M. – showery in P.M. Freda, Cliff and I went shopping in town. Mayota went to Regional Medical Center to see her Dr. Everett, Freda, Cliff and Sandra went down St. to dinner.
Thurs. Aug. 27
Nice day. Everett and Freda went to Lewiston in A.M. Mayota went to Brunswick in P.M. Everett and Freda went to town in early eve. Ernest and the folk here made plans for the wedding after having cake and ice cream to celebrate Sandi’s birthday.
Fri. Aug. 28
Nice day. Everett, Freda and Clif went down below Bath where Everett was on a job of plumbing. Ernest and the girls went out in the evening to Bowdoin Theater – “My Fair Lady”. Heard that Gracie Allen (“Gracie + Geo. Burns”) passed away during night with a heart attack. Joe Couture’s old home in Bowdoin burned, owned by a Baker family.
Sat. Aug. 29
Mostly cloudy. Everett and Freda went away in P.M. (took Cliff home for good) They stayed out to supper. Chester, Marian and a friend called in eve.
Sun. Aug. 30
Foggy in morn. and at night, hot, above 80°. Everett, Freda and I left for (my birthday postponed) ride to Pemaquid, S. Bristol, Christmas Cove then to West. Gardiner to get Cliffie to go with us to “Gil’s” at Bath restaurant to Ernest Hillman’s 21st birthday party – the Hillman family, Mildred (Gram), Gram + Gramp Hersey and daughter and Susan, Everett, Freda, Sandra, Mayota and me. Winnie and the Judson’s from P.E.I. (Helen + Bruce) and (Aunt) Leva called while we were away.
Mon. Aug. 31
Mostly foggy, light showers in P.M. Everett and Freda went to town shopping in A.M. Mayota in bed part of day. Had a letter from Clara Stevens in Portland hospital.
Tues. Sept. 1st
Beautiful day. the W.S.C.S. met here in A.M. with 16 present. (first meeting of the season) Freda went calling in P.M. Mary Bangs and children down in P.M. Mayota in bed most of day.
Wed. Sept. 2nd
Nice day. We moved Mayota from front bedroom downstairs to the one under the stairs. Mayota took Sandra to Bath in P.M. to take driver’s test. Freda went out with Everett in P.M. Gramp Small and Carrie came down to supper.
Thurs. Sept. 3rd
Beautiful day. Everett was away working all day. I cleaned the front bedroom down stairs Freda went out with Mrs. Porter in P.M. Sandra and Mayota went to town for supper.
Fri. Sept. 4th
Showery in P.M. Everett worked away. Girls very busy in “Beauty Shop”. Freda had new electric stove put in kitchen in P.M. Larry Hall and Glen Allen came down in eve. Larry on “leave” from Navy for 30 days. Everett and Freda went out in eve.
Sat. Sept. 5th
Cleared away about noon. Ernest worked with Everett in A.M. Sandra went up to Gramp Small’s camp after dinner intending to spend the wk-end but found it occupied. Everett and Freda went after groceries in eve. Freda went to Mrs. Porter’s in P.M.
Sun. Sept. 6th
Beautiful day. Everett, Freda, Sandi, Mayota and Ernest left in morn. to go to Mr. Herrick’s cottage at Dexter Pond. The young folks stayed over night.
Mon. Sept. 7th
Nice day. Sandra, Mayota and Ernest came home from Mr. Herrick’s cottage in eve.
Tues. Sept 8th
Everett and Freda went to Lewiston in A.M. Mayota took me to town in A.M. and took me to Medical Center in Brunswick in P.M. to see Dr. McFarland on “urine” trouble then we went shopping. Funeral services at Baptist church at Lisbon Falls for Dick Tarr. Funeral services at Lewiston for Irving Darling.
Wed. Sept 9th
Showery during night – sunny most of day. Everett and Freda went out in eve. Earle Randal passed away (in Mass.)
Thurs. Sept 10
Cloudy. Freda went with Mrs. Porter to 4H club supper and eve. meeting. Everett took me to Sue’s in eve. Bill, Sue and I went to Falls in eve. for groceries.
Fri. Sept 11
Warm, showery in P.M. We went to Litchfield Fair – took Sadie Garland. Everett and Freda came to “Fair” in eve.
Sat. Sept. 12
Nice day. we went to “Fair” again. Stayed to Fireworks at 10.15 P.M.
Sun. Sept. 13
Nice day, first frost in some low places. We went to church in A.M. then to Vera’s to dinner then up to Wales to see Charlie and Nellie Goding’s home they bot about two weeks ago (Ray Roberts’ place) Their relatives were giving them a housewarming. We went from there up to Fisher’s and Stinson’s cottages. Bill was called down to Bobby’s house (Emery Whitney) about 11 P.M. Mayota and Ernest began moving into their first home this wk-end.
Mon. Sept 14
Mostly cloudy. Bill and Sue took me home in A.M. Freda and Sandra went to a baby shower at “Fire Hall” for Angie Wilson (Russell’s wife) in eve.
Tues. Sept 15
Nice day. Everett and Freda went to Springfield, Mass. in A.M. I went over to Ernest’s and Mayota’s house with Otie and had supper with them.
Wed. Sept. 16
Nice day. Sandra and Mayota went to town in A.M. Everett, Freda, Sharon and children arrived from Springfield about 11.30 A.M. Everett, Freda and Sandra went out in eve. Sharon took children over to Grandpa Hugh's in eve.
Thurs. Sept. 17
Showery in A.M. Several callers during the day bringing wedding presents to Ernest and Mayota. Ernest, Sr., Martha, Dianne and Ronny York were here in eve.
Fri. Sept. 18
Nice day. Everett, Freda and I went to town in P.M. and had supper after shopping Rev. Harry Bowman and his wife came down in P.M. and stayed over night for the wedding rehearsal at our church for Mayota and Ernest Hillman’s wedding. House full til late in eve. Alfred Darrow came down in P.M. Slept over in Mayota’s and Ernest’s house.
Sat. Sept. 19
Beautiful day. House full all day. Mayota and Ernest married at 3 P.M. and went away for couple of days. The Bowmans went home in eve. Leo’s family and Chester’s family (except Ronnie) and the Bowmans here to oyster supper also Alfred Darrow.
Sun. Sept. 20
Very nice day. Everett, Freda, Sandra, Jim’s family and Alfred went on picnic. I went to church. Mr. Medzerentz’ first service here. Phil + Gertrude Rowe and two girls down in late P.M. Alfred Darrow went home on bus in late P.M.
Mon. Sept. 21
Nice day. Jim and family and Freda went out in A.M. Jim and family went back to Springfield in P.M. Granville came back to work for Everett.
Tues. Sept. 22
Foggy morn. Julian Parker and Granville and Dick Hayes working for Everett. Ernest and Mayota got back from their “honeymoon”.
Wed. Sept. 23
Rainy day. Mayota came over in P.M. She and Ernest came over in eve. Ernest, Sr. called in eve. Everett and Sandra went to”Board” meeting in eve. Heard that the J.P. Stevens mill (Worumbo – at Lisbon Falls) was closing down in the very near future.
Thurs. Sept. 24
Nice warm day. I went down St. in P.M. Everett and Freda went to Bath in A.M. and out in eve. Sandra and Mayota went to town in P.M.
Fri. Sept. 25
Light showers in P.M., cooler. Ernest, Mayota and Sandi brot ice cream in to celebrate Everett’s birthday. Jim and Sharon moved to Windsor Locks, Conn. near his work.
Sat. Sept. 26
Nice day. Everett and Freda took their lunch and went away for the day. Mayota over in morn.
Sun. Sept. 27
Partly cloudy. Sandi went to Sunday school and church. Everett, Freda and I went to church. After dinner we took a ride up Minot, Buckfield, West Paris to Perhane’s mineral store, to Bethel and home by Poland Springs and to Cole Farms in Gray to supper and Yarmouth. Called at Stewart’s, Winnie in P.E. Island.
Mon. Sept. 28
Fair and warm. Sandi and Mayota went to town to laundramat in A.M. We watched Pres. Lyndon Johnson and wife in eve. as they landed at Portland for election speech.
Tues. Sept. 29
Few sprinkles in A.M. – cloudy and cold. I walked over to Mayota’s in A.M. Freda out part of P.M. and eve.
Wed. Sept. 30
Partly cloudy. Freda went to Bath with Everett in A.M. and they took their supper and went to town in late P.M. Mayota came over to dinner. Estelle and Marian called in P.M.
Thurs. Oct. 1st
Nice day, very cool. Freda went with Ruth Porter and 4H girls to Cumberland Fair.
Fri. Oct. 2nd
Partly cloudy, showery in eve. I went to town in P.M. with Mayota and Linda Merrill (?). Everett and Freda took a picnic supper and went away in the P.M.
Sat. Oct. 3rd
Beautiful day – cleared off in early morn. Everett and Ernest went bird (duck) hunting in early morn. and all day. Freda laid up with headache.
Sun. Oct. 4th
Fair and very windy. Everett, Freda, Sandi and I went to church at 9.30 A.M. Rev. Plummer from Brunswick church served communion (World Communion Sunday) They all went away after dinner. Terrible loss of life in some southern states from tornados and hurricane Hilda. Carrie Ricker Small in hospital.
Mon. Oct. 5th
Partly cloudy. Mayota came in A.M. to do her washing and stayed for dinner. Everett and Freda went away in late P.M. for the evening and supper. Wm. Sylvester, Sr. passed away. (92 yrs).
Tues. Oct. 6th
Nice day, cool. Freda and I went to W.S.C.S. meeting with Estelle and Marian Smith at Lizzie Johnson’s in A.M. Granville and Julian Parker didn’t work for Everett today.
Wed. Oct. 7th
Partly cloudy. Cold. Bill and Sue came down in P.M. I went to Bailey Is. cemetery with them in P.M. then over to Mayota’s. Everett and Freda went to funeral service at Brackett’s for Wm. Sylvester, Sr. in P.M. then stayed til after supper.
Thurs. Oct. 8th
Partly cloudy. I brot my geraniums in from the garden. No frost so far. Carrie came home from hospital.
Fri. Oct. 9th
Light showers in early morn. Mayota and Freda went shopping and up to see Carrie. Mayota went up to see Shirley and little Delmar. Statie came up from Matinicus to take care of Carrie with Delmar. Sandi and I worked on room getting it ready for Everett’s office.
Sat. Oct. 10
Partly cloudy. Everett went bird hunting in P.M. Freda, Sandi and Mayota went to “Square Deal” for supper then the girls went out for Sandi to practice driving car. Freddie Bubier hurt in P.M.
Sun. Oct. 11
Fair, cold and windy. Sandra went to Sunday school. Freda and I went to church, Mayota and Ernest both laid up with an “epidemic”. Chester and Marian called in P.M. Everett and Freda went to see Carrie. She was taken back to hospital back to hospital by ambulance.
Mon. Oct. 12
Partly cloudy. Mayota sick with distemper. Ernest has had, Sandi came down with it also. Everett took me to Sue’s in late P.M. for a visit. Alexander Anderson called in eve. also Ray and Vera after, taking trip to CMG. To see Carrie. She didn’t know them.
Tues. Oct. 13
Very light showers during day. The Fishers spent the day with Sue (Will, Mollie and Mrs.) Bill took Lola to Falls in late P.M. Myrt’s birthday (64)
Wed. Oct. 14
Good day. Bill and I went down and brot Sadie Garland up for dinner then we all went to Fisher cemetery and up Jew Rd. The Anderson’s came up in eve. Vera called in eve on way home Greene (hair dresser’s)
Thurs. Oct. 15
Beautiful warm day. We went to Topsham Fair. Took Sadie Garland.
Fri. Oct. 16
Warm, sunny day. We went up to see Wm. and Evelyn in early morn. then to Monmouth to Fisher’s. We went to Falls in P.M. then up to South Lewiston cemetery and home by Webster Cor. Went to Shepherd’s in eve.
Sat. Oct. 17
Nice day, showers in eve. Vera and Lola called. We went up to Fisher’s and Nellie Goding’s in P.M. Emil King and Verna here in eve. also Harry and Winnie Stewart. Lewis Young called in eve. to see if I would go to stay with Mary (Home from hospital after heart attack)
Sun. Oct. 18
Rainy day. Sue and Bill took me down home in A.M. to get clothes, etc. (Everett, Freda and Sandi gone to Windsor Locks, Conn. to visit Jim’s family) Glenn Allen + Mary Ellen took Bill, Sue and me to Colby’s in P.M. to see Alice K. After supper Bill and Sue took me to Mary Young’s to work.
Mon. Oct. 19
Mostly fair. Shirley Harmon, Mark and baby called in P.M. also Winnie, Harry, Sr. and Deano. Susie, Patty and Faye called in eve.
Tues. Oct. 20
Dark day. Carrie Ricker Small died in A.M. Herbert Hoover died about noon. Gladys Rogers called in A.M. – Shirley in P.M. – also Evelyn McDunn and Katherine called in eve. – also Alberta.
Wed. Oct. 21
Heavy rain and wind during night, fair and colder in P.M. Shirley and Joe over in eve to show us pictures taken in N.H., etc. Bill, Sue and Myrt called in P.M. (out door call) collecting money for flowers for Carrie Ricker Small.
Thurs. Oct. 22
Rain in early morn. then fair. Funeral for Carrie at Litchfield Cor. church in P.M. Bradley and family called in eve. also Everett and Freda, Horace Huntington and wife and others.
Fri. Oct. 23
Fair, cold, windy. Several callers. Lewis went out in eve. May and “Bud” Everard up in eve.
Sat. Oct. 24
Fair. Lewis and Joe Harmon went bird hunting in P.M. Birthday party for Mark (3 yrs) Several callers, Betty Small, Mrs. Coffin, Susie and girls.
Sun. Oct. 25
Partly cloudy. Thelma Jasper called also Rev. Mason and wife and others. Bill, Sue and Sadie Garland took me to ride in P.M. – to Bowdoinham up port road to Richmond Cor. – to Litchfield Cor. - -to Plains cemetery, back to Verney’s Cor. Buker Rd and back to Mary Young’s.
Mon. Oct. 26
Beautiful, summery day. Louise Brown, Hilda Coskery and several other callers. Mary came to table for dinner and supper. (first time for six weeks)
Tues. Oct. 27
Warm summery day. Lewis’s two aunts and Royce’s wife called in P.M. Joe Small called in eve. also Mc and Katherine Dunn.
Wed. Oct. 28
Mild, partly cloudy. Callers. May and Bud Everard up in eve.
Thurs. Oct. 29
Partly cloudy, rain in eve. Winnie, May, Ward, Margaret and Deano called in P.M.
Fri. Oct. 30
Rain during night – clearing in early morn. Shirley and children spent day here doing her laundry. Freda and Mayota came in P.M.
Sat. Oct. 31
Fair and windy, cold. “Trick or Treat” group called in eve. Several callers.
Sun. Nov. 1st
Good day. Grace Coombs called in P.M. and several in eve.
Mon. Nov. 2nd
Nice day. Several callers. Marlene and children here in eve.
Tues. Nov. 3rd
Nice, mild day. Mayota came after me in morn. to go to vote. (Johnson-Goldwater) Evelyn stayed with Mary. Everett and Ernest took me back to Young’s in eve. May and “Bud” Everard called in eve. also others.
Wed. Nov. 4th
Nice day. Lyndon Johnson elected president by large margin. Several callers. Winnie and Harry came up in eve. Shirley slept here thru the day. (Nursing at Parkview Hospital)
Thurs. Nov. 5th
Partly cloudy. Mrs. Mason brot her twins and oldest boy up in P.M. Sue and Bill and several callers during P.M. and eve.
Fri. Nov. 6th
Partly cloudy. Callers all day and evening.
Sat. Nov. 7th
Fair. Lewis went hunting up to Cornville with Joe Harmon and Dean Logan. Callers during day and eve.
Sun. Nov. 8th
Beautiful warm day. Lewis worked at mill. Bradley stayed with Mary while Bill and Sue and I went over to Dad’s lot at S. Auburn cemetery then Shirley stayed. Several callers during the day.
Mon. Nov. 9th
Mostly cloudy. Everett called in A.M. Albert Staples and Tillie Coombs called in A.M. Several callers during eve. Dr. Mendes came in A.M. to take cardiogram of Mary. (not healed)
Tues. Nov. 10
Dark day, few sprinkles. Margaret, Deano and Winnie called in A.M. Few callers.
Wed. Nov. 11
Few snow flakes (first) and light rain in eve. Insurance man here most of P.M. The Dunns here in eve.
Thurs. Nov. 12
Dark, wet day. Winnie and Harry, Sr. came in P.M. Marlene and children (Larry and Holly) came in eve.
Fri. Nov. 13
Foggy in A.M. Everett and Freda called in P.M. Several callers. Susie down in eve.
Sat. Nov. 14
Clear, cool, windy. Lewis and Mac Dunn left about 3.30 A.M. for Cornville hunting. Several callers.
Sun. Nov. 15
Nice day. Everett went down to Washington County for a week hunting. Lucien Young, Jr. and his wife came to dinner. I went to ride with Bill, Sue and Sadie Garland in P.M. to Palmer’s (well driller) in Brunswick – down Bungannuc Rd. to Freeport and to Falls thru Durham The Evereards up in P.M. also Charlie Pooler and two girls – Louise, Marlene and children in A.M. – Bradley and children in P.M. and others called.
Mon. Nov. 16
Rainy eve. Susie, Evelyn and I went to “Parkview” in A.M. with Mary for blood test. Freda and Otie called in A.M. on their way to Granville’s for dinner. Several callers.
Tues. Nov. 17
Fair, cold, windy.
Wed. Nov. 18
Fair, cold, windy, light snow flurry in night. Callers. Lewis went to Masonic meeting in eve.
Thurs. Nov. 19
Cloudy in P.M. Began snowing about dark. Shirley here for dinner.
Fri. Nov. 20
Rain part of day, clearing in late P.M. The Everhards up in eve.
Sat. Nov. 21
Fair and colder. Lewis went up to Cornville hunting. Shirley took Mary and me to cemetery in A.M. then she came back to Mary’s for dinner and washed all the P.M. Several callers.
Sun. Nov. 22
Clear and cold. Bill and Sue came after me at noon and took me to their house and took me back to Mary’s in eve. Mary had several callers.
Mon. Nov. 23
Partly cloudy, 8° above – coldest so far. Traffic cop chased Joe from Topsham to Mary’s. Everett and Freda called in eve. Mary had several callers.
Tues. Nov. 24
Nice day. Several callers, warmer. Shirley came over to dinner and spent most of day. Joe Small and “Puss” Trembly’s (Evelyn’s husband) brother-in-law killed in car accident in Gardiner in P.M.
Wed. Nov. 25
Dark and cloudy. Freda and Mayota called in morn. Visitors all day. Maurice Owen here to supper. I went up to Susie’s in eve with Josephine Nadeau.
Thurs. Nov. 26
Mild, heavy wind and rain in A.M. distant thunder shower in late P.M. Bill and Sue came in A.M. and took me to Vera’s for Thanksgiving dinner. Mary and Lewis went to Shirley’s for dinner. Junior Small and wife from Florida, Susie and Harold called in late P.M.
Fri. Nov. 27
Fair, Everett called in morn. Callers all day – The Everards in eve. Brad had supper with us. Lewis went to funeral parlor in eve. with all the rest.
Sat. Nov. 28
Nice morn. – dark P.M. Funeral services for Joe Small at Litchfield Cor. church in P.M. (Mr. Welch had charge), Flanders from Monmouth was undertaker. I went to funeral with Winnie and Harry. Margaret brot me home. Mary not able to go to funeral.
Sun. Nov. 29
Heavy rain during night and A.M. – clearing in eve. Lewis. Mary and I went to cemetery in A.M. Bradley here for dinner.
Mon. Nov. 30
Dark and cloudy. Alberta took Mary over to Shirley’s in A.M. Margaret Logan took Shirley to Dr. Mendes for nervous trouble. Lewis went to Yarmouth in eve. to see his father.
Tues. Dec. 1st
Cloudy and heavy wind all night and all day. Heavy snow in eastern and northern Maine. Mary went to cemetery in P.M. with “Puss” Trembly. Several callers as usual.
Wed. Dec. 2nd
Fair. Shirley took Mary up to Susie’s in A.M. – first time since ________________ Callers.
Thurs. Dec. 3rd
Dark and cloudy. Jr.’s wife flew back to Florida. Winnie and Margaret over in P.M. Larry (Brad’s boy) taken to “St. Mary’s” for Removal of tonsils.
Fri. Dec. 4th
Snowed and sleeted most of day. Everett took me home in P.M. for wk-end. Ernest and Mayota over in eve.
Sat. Dec. 5th
Dark day. Jim and family arrived from Windsor Locks, Conn. Ernest and Mayota here till after dinner. He helped tear down the chimney in the kitchen. Lester Harris did the work on the roof. Jimmie and family went over to Hugh’s and to Mayota’s in P.M.
Sun. Dec. 6th
Snowed lightly most all day (6-7 in.) Everett, Freda and Jim’s family took me back to Mary Young’s in P.M. (The Everards there)
Mon. Dec. 7th
Cloudy, clearing late in day, much colder – below zero in eve. Callers.
Tues. Dec. 8th
Cloudy in morn. then “faired off”. Mary’s cardiogram postponed by Dr. Mendes. Callers.
Wed. Dec. 9th
Snow flurries. Mr. Coffin took Betty Small and me shopping and Mary to Dr. Mendes for cardiogram in A.M. Dean, Margaret and Deano came in eve. to bring Lewis a “Beagle” rabbit dog (?)
Thurs. Dec. 10
Beautiful day. Bill and Sue called in P.M. Lewis went to Lewiston shopping in eve. Callers.
Fri. Dec. 11
Cold morn., fair. Lewis and Mac Dunn went rabbit hunting. Began raining in P.M. Roads very slippery. Callers.
Sat. Dec. 12
Mostly cloudy – warm, foggy. Lewis’ sister Annie and husband from Livermore falls called in P.M. Helen and family called in A.M. Everett and Freda called in eve. and several others.
Sun. Dec. 13
Dark and foggy in P.M. Bill and Sue called in P.M. Mark sick. Several callers.
Mon. Dec. 14
Beautiful, clear, mild day. Sandra and Mayota came up in A.M. and took me to Brunswick shopping and I took them to dinner at “Claire’s”. Evelyn took Mary and Susie over to Shirley’s for dinner. Callers.
Tues. Dec. 15
Mostly fair and colder. Callers.
Wed. Dec. 16
Fair and cold. Several callers. Susie and girls in eve.
Thurs. Dec. 17
Mostly cloudy, mild. Winnie, Margaret, Dean and Lance came in P.M. Lance staying at Stewart’s while Mac and Joy are in Mass. with Amy at Children’s Hospital.
Fri. Dec. 18
Squally in morn. then cleared away windy and much colder. Susie here to dinner. Callers. Everett and Freda took me home for wk-end in eve. after shopping in Brunswick.
Sat. Dec. 19
Fair. Everett and Freda went to town in P.M. Mayota called to have hair set in A.M. Ernest called in P.M. while waiting for Mayota to finish work at library. (taking Susie Houghton’s place while she and Clyde are in the west visiting relatives)
Sun. Dec. 20
Snowed very lightly most of day. Everett, Freda, Sandra and I went to church. Leo and family down in P.M. (except Timmy who is in the hospital with infection of some kind) Lewis Young came down in late P.M. to take me back to Mary’s. Mae and Bud Everard had lunch with us. Callers in eve.
Mon. Dec. 21
Clear, cold day - 10° in morn. Evelyn called in A.M. Lewis went Christmas shopping in eve. with Dean Logan and Joe Harmon.
Tues. Dec. 22
Snowed lightly most of day, 12° - highest all day. Several callers. Winnie and Margaret over in eve. Jim and family came for the holidays.
Wed. Dec. 23
Much warmer – cloudy and sloppy. Bill, Sue and Myrt over in P.M. Bill took me to Falls. Sue and Myrt stayed with Mary. Aunt May and husband called in P.M. Lewis took Mary and me to Brunswick shopping after work. Callers in eve.
Thurs. Dec. 24
Heavy fog all day., rain in eve. Evelyn took Mary to Dr. Mendes office in A.M. Mae Everard up in P.M. Several callers – Everett and Freda came to take me home in eve. for Christmas.
Fri. Dec. 25
Foggy, dark day Grandpa Hugh and Phyllis came over to our tree at 6 A.M. also Ernest and Mayota. Everett and Freda took me back to Mary Young’s in eve. Bradley had dinner with Lewis and Mary.
Sat. Dec. 26
Fog and heavy rain in P.M. Grace Small called in P.M. The Harmons called in eve. also Brad, Louise, Marlene and children called in P.M.
Sun. Dec. 27
Dark, Drizzily day. Louise, Marlene and Holly called in A.M. Grace Coombs, Aunt May and husband called in P.M. Callers in eve.
Mon. Dec. 28
Sleet and little snow most of day. Callers.
Tues. Dec. 29
Good day, colder – 18° above. Lewis took Mary to C.M.G. for X-rays on neck and chest in A.M. Callers in P.M. and eve.
Wed. Dec. 30
Rain and sleet in P.M. Everything covered with ice. Betty over. Eugene and family down in eve.
Thurs. Dec. 31
Light snow fall during night (1-2 in.) Nice day, colder at night. Marlene and children here to supper. Lura, Charlie and Dickey Owen came in eve. also Susie, Evelyn, Patty and baby, Joe and Shirley went to Firemen’s Ball at Brunswick with Margaret and Dean Logan.