June is Busting Out All Over!

Peanut Row, so called because before these houses were painted white they looked like a row of peanuts from acrossed the lake.  These were mill houses and rented for $2.00 a week back in the 30’s when we lived there.  Our house was the last one.  The lake was in front of the house and the beach “ice house” was just up the road from us.  Next to us was the Pitman’s, the McDonald’s, then Studevent’s and I don’t remember the name of the old man that lived in the last house.  Just before we moved Mrs. Silk moved in there. These are the houses Guy wired in 1928.

Fri  June 1, 1928  Rainy  Worked in the mill.  Tore up the front hall.  Guy way tonight   Caroline in bed.

Sat.  June 2  Cloudy  Did my house work and painted front hall   Guy away tonight  Caroline in bed.

Sun  June 3  Fair    Went to church   Guy gave Carl, Angie I I a short ride then went to Keene.  Carl weightes 12 lbs 2 oz    Caroline in bed.

Mon.  June 4  Fair with rain at night  Worked in mill   Caroline came down stairs to day.

Tues  June 5  Rain   Worked in mill   Caroline down stars to day.   Guy away tonight.

Wed  June 6   Rain   Worked in mill   Caroline down stairs   Mr Edgar Barker was buryed to-day.

Thurs.  June 7    Worked in mill  Mrs Dislets was in a few minutes tonight.   Guy away tonight.

Fri.   June 8  Rain  Worked in mill and pulled up carpet up stairs.

Sat  June 9    Rain went to Keene in morning.  Cleaned sitting room and dinning room.  Guy and Herman put down stairs carpet & oil cloth in front hall.  Guy away tonight.

Sun  June 10    Fair    Went to church & did work.  Guy away all day.   Carl three months today  12 3/4 lb.

Mon.   June 11  Fair   Worked in mill     Washed windows tonight.

Tues.  June 12  Worked in mill and went to stule show in evening with Angie   S.P. took care of the baby.   Guy away.

Wed.  June 13   Worked in mill

Thurs.   June 14   Worked in mill.  Went to graduation in evening with Angie.  Guy took care of the baby.  Burnard & John Silk graduated.

Fri  June 15   Worked in mill     Guy away tonight.

Sat.  June  16  Did cooking & house work.   Cleaned kitchen in P.M.     Clarence & Fred came today.   Guy planted potatos & garden.   Caroline went up home in P.M.

Sun.  June 17  Fair   Went to church then gave Carl a ride in carrage.   Guy away all day & part of nite.   Mr Rting was buryed to-day and Mr Litchifield died to day.

Mon  June 18  Fair   Worked in mill

Tue.  June 19  – Fri  June 22     Worked in mill

Sat  June 23   did house work and started papering S.P. room.

Sun  June 24  Did not go to church   papered S.P. room and painted it.

Mon  June 25    Worked in mill  and pained window then straitened out in S.P. room.

Tues.  June 26   Worked in mill and took my dress over to Mrs. Houghton’s

Wed.  June 27   Worked in mill

Thur  June 28   Worked in mill  and went to Swanzy to Grange.

Fri   June  29   Worked in   mill  and soaked clothes.  Mill shut down to night for a week.  S.P. went to Swanzy.

Sat   June 30   did big wash and house work.  angie went up to Windsor and Carl is with me   Guy took Mrs Brook and Carl & I to Keene for tomatoes plants.

This is the weave room where Guy worked in 1928.  He was boss weaver when I was little.  I worked in his office in the summer.  Later I worked nights spooling.

This is School Hill.  Mrs Dislets house in the second one on the left.  Mr.  Dislet was the janitor of the school when I was little.

This was the Blake Hotel.  Later Mr. Dunduce lived there.    The Blakes then moved across the street.  The next house up the street was Mr.  Alexander who owned and ran the store when I was little.



This is the map of the town.

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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