With Spring Comes New Hope for Work

Tues.  May 1, 1928  Fair with showers   did my house work and took Carl out a little while.  Guy away tonight.”

“Wed.  May 2  Fair & warm  Did my house work and Ladies Aid met here  weighed Carl just 9 1/4 lb.  He was awful good all day.

“Thur.  May 3  Fair & warm   Did house work and painted Guy’s bed.  Had Dr H- for Carl he has a reupture  put a truss on him.  Paid Dr  $4.75.  Guy away tonight.”

“Fri  May 4  Fair & warm  Did my house work and painted Guy’s bed.  Had a bad cold   Baby Carl is coming down with a cold.”

“Sat.  Mary 5  Fair & warm   Did my house work & finished Guy’s room.  Clarence came tonight  S.P. has a cold also Carl.  Guy away tonight.”

“Sun  May 6  Fair  Went to church.  Carl cold little better.  He weighes 9 lb 5 oz   Clarence went home today  work at Windsor.”

“Mon  May 7  Fair  did my house work and went to Keene  took Mrs. Brooks over to Francis and Angie & baby to Keene.  Bought him a sweater & cap.  Guy away tonight.”

“Tues   May 8  Fair  Did my house work and finished the closet up stairs.  Mrs Brooks went up to her house for the day.”

“Wed  May 9  Fair  did my house work and painted the bed.  Went down to Mrs. Kenniston’s with the rent.  Angie & baby went too.  stoped at Mrs. S-  Romie Fairfield has a little daughter born today.  Guy away tonight.”

Thu.  Mary 10  Fair  Began in mill to-day  lots of work and hard.  Baby Carl 2 months to-day weighs just 10 lbs.”

“Fri  May 11  Rain & cold   Worked in mill   made out meal bread tonight   Guy away tonight.”

“Sat  May 12  Fair & windy   Did cooking & house work.  cleaned the big room up stairs.  Clarence cem tonight.  Guy helped do the gardening at grange hall.”

“Sun.  May 13,  Fair  Did house work    went to church   Mother’s Sunday   took Carl to church  was good.  Clarence went home to P.M.  Guy away tonight.  I went over to Gertie’s in evening.”

“Mon.  May 14  Fair & cold   Worked in mill.  didn’t do any thing only dug some dandelions.  S.P. got the sugar to-day.”    That would be the maple sugar.

“Tue   May 15   Fair   Worked in mill.  Guy away tonight.  Gertie was in to night.”

“Wed.  May 16  Fair   Worked in mill.  Ray went away this morn for a short vacation.  Guy away tonight.”  Ray was one of her boarders.

“Thur.  May 17  Fair  Worked in mill.  Guy away tonight.”

“Fri  May 18  Rain & cool  Worked in mill and went to Dublin to children cantata in evening with Guy & Jenny Johnson.”

“Sat  May 19  Rain   Did my washing and house work.  Angie & Guy went to Keene in evening.  Caroline quite sick to day   did not get up all day.  Mr Fred Trudell died to-day of pneumonia.”

“Sun  May 20  Rain   Went to church and cut my dress in P.M.  My birthday   Guy gave me a lovely tea pot, pair of vases and clothes basket.  He went away with Helen all day.  Carl weighed 11 1/4 lb to-day .  went in tub for the first time. ”

“Mon  May 21  Cloudy   Worked in mill.  Went to Peterboro in evening with Guy for pansy plants.”

“Tues   May 22  Rain  Worked in mill.  Washed windows up stairs tonight.   Mr Trudell was buryed to-day.

“Wed.   May 23   Rain    Worked in mill.  Did mending to night.  Guy away tonight.”

“Thur   May 24   Rain  Worked in mill   had a bad head ack. ”

“Fri  May 25    Fair  Worke in mill.   went to store in evening.  Guy away tonight.  Heran’s birthday   I gave him a smoker’s set. ”

“Sat.  May 26   Rain  Did house work and went to Keene    bought a new Linolium for upstairs hall.  Clarence & John Barton came down to night from Windsor.”

“Sun  May 27  Rain   Went to church and did my house work.  Angie took Carl over to see Dr  said his trust was little small.  Guy away all day & night.   C & J  went home this P.M.    George & Aunn called here with the children.”

“Mon   May 28   Rain  Worked in mill.  Caroline did not sit up to-day.”

Tue   May 29  Rain   Worked in mill.  Caroline did not sit up today.”

“Wed  May 30    Fair with rain in P.M.  did house work   washed big washing   Dr over to see Caroline to-day.  Guy away to-night.  ”

“Thu.  May 31  Rain  with thunder.  Worked in mill.  Caroline little better to-day.  Ladies Aid meeting   nobody there only Mrs. Sherman & I.”

When Dora worked in the mill, Angie took care of the elderly people living in the house and got their meals.  Dora got up early every morning and got the bread or biscuits made.

Time to get started on my own work – Get breakfast and get out side and work in the gardens again.  Have a great day.




About Carol (Ouma) Petts

I am a retired teacher. I have taught all levels from kindergarten through college and have been retired now for over 20 years. The last ten years we have lived on a farm and lived off the land, growing our own food and canning for our extended family. Now we have sold the farm and are moving to Florida to truly retire. I guess I have always had a short attention span as this is our 11th move. We have moved from a small farm in New Hampshire, to more city type living, small business adventures, focusing more on traveling, Florida living, Georgia, and Tennessee farming and now back to Florida. My blog is a way to keep my children up to date on what I am doing and letting them know I am still alive and well. My children are spread across the country from New England to Florida, Nova Scotia to New Mexico and CA and several places between, They let me know what they are up to by commenting on my blog but they are so busy with their own lives most times I have to assume " no news is good news". Now I are starting on a new adventure so will try to give daily updates until we get settled into a routine. Then I know even if I am getting older and should settle down I will start looking for some new and exciting adventure to start. Welcome aboard. Norman died Oct 30, 2017 so I am continuing the journey alone with the aid of my children, grand children and great grand children. At present I am living with my daughter and we are 7 in one house and cover four generations. We range in age from 7 to 85 and are finding common ground, we are living proof that multi generations can live and function in a three bedroom house if they really want to. Soon my grandson will have his house built next door so we all will have a room of their own except for the seven year old twins who by choice will share a room.
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