This is the mill where both Guy and Auntie worked. The weave room was in the top floor of the long mill part on the left, the burling room was in the right hand part on the ground floor. On with the story:
“Mar. 2, 1928 Fair Did work. Mrs Lampman and Mrs Hall was in.” ( Guy-worte: Worked on samples until 1 P.M. and on the Peanut Row Houses afther that. ) The samples that he speaks of are the ones used to show customers when trying to get new orders for the woolen cloth that was made in the mill. The houses on Peanut Row were mill houses so the mill was paying to bring electric lights to these homes. In the 30’s Guy and his family lived in one of these houses.
“March 3 Blustry did house work and went to Keene to see Angie and do shopping. Mrs. Hall and Mrs Chase went to Swanzy. Guy away tonight.” (Guy- Finished except for 1 hr work on Peanut Row. Went to Keene and Swanzy in the P.M. Took Mrs. Hall and Mrs Chase. Dora went as far as Keene to see Angie. Troy in the evening. Played cards with Helen)
“Sun 4 Fair Went to church. Fanny, Norman, Chas, Wm. and flora was over this P.M. Mrs Lampman and I opened the silver. Very pretty.” The silver is the communion set that belonged to the church. Dora rented this house from the church. In more prosperous times this was the parsonage for the church and church property that was no longer used was stored in the attic. Dora took care of these items until her death. (Guy-Troy and Keene with Helen.)
“March 5 Cold. Worked in mill and did house work at night.” (Guy- Worked Went to Brooks with a battery for his radio. Got stuck in a snow drift and had to put on my chains.)
“March 6 Cold Worked in mill and did house work. Mrs Lampman 45 yrs anniversary.) (Guy-Worked. Keene to see Helen.)
“March 7 Cold & Blustry Worked in mill shut down for the week.)(Guy-Mill shut down tonight until Monday. Guy did not write for the next two days)
“March 8 Fair Did a little house work. went to Keene to see Angie she thought she was going to be sick but wasn’t. had dinner at Mrs Doyle. Went up to Katie’s to Aid meeting after the train.”
“March 9 Stormy & blowing Did house work and washed Ladies Aid silver. Stormed so hard we did not go to Keene.”
Saturday March 10 Pleasent did house work and went to seer angie. new baby boy. Born this norming at 1-11 a.m. 6 lb. 6 oz. Came in a hurry was storming hard and wanted to get through. Guy away tonight.” (Guy- Angie had a boy this morning at 1:15) Guy did not write for the next four days.