Oct. 1932

Sunday, letter writing day. I spent the morning writing my weekly letters to family and friends. Norman cleaned the house, not my favorite task and he will not write to the family so he does his thing while I do mine. I guess that is why we have lived together happily for 61 years. Early this morning I tried to get the Carver page started but ran into a problem when I tried to put on the pictures. I will try again but may have to put all the pictures on at once and then tell the story. Anyways that will have to wait as now it is time to put Oct. on this page.
Oct. 1, 1932 Sat Fair Did house work and went to Helens in P.M.
Oct. 2 Sun. Fair Did house work & went for a walk with Warren & Cloie.
Oct. 3 Mon. Fair Did house work & worked in mill.
Oct 4. Tues. Cloudy Worked in mill. S.P. went hunting.
Oct. 5 Wed. Rainy Worked in mill got through till Monday S.P. gone to Marlboro to Fireman supper.
Oct. 6 Thurs. Rain Did house work & went over to Guys in P.M. Angie had a little girl early this morning 7 lb 10 oz.
Oct. 7 Fri Did house work. Warren here in a.m. went to Keene with Guy in P.M.
Oct. 8 Sat. Fair did house work and helped put wood in.
Oct 9 Sun. Fair didn’t do much
Oct. 10 Mon. Cloudy Worked in mill.
Oct. 11 Tues. Rain Worked in mill got through till Monday.
Oct. 12 Wed. Fair Did house work & went over Guys real cold made a coal fire.
Oct. 13 Thurs. Fair Washed & sewed on Angie May dress. made a cold fire in heater.
Oct. 14 Fri. Fair Went to all day meeting sewed for Red Cross
Oct. 15 Sat. Fair Did house work & pulled beets. went over to Guys
Oct. 16 Sun. Rain Alone all day. Guy set up radio to try S.P. hunting
Oct 17. Mon. Fair Worked in mill Cloie & Warren was here in evening
Oct. 18 Tues. Rain Worked in mill got through till Monday.
Oct. 19 Wed. Rain Crocked and did house work. Fanny sick went to hospital tonight had a baby girl. (Ruth Luoma)
Oct. 20 Thurs. Rain Did house work & sewed. Went to Marlboro at night with Helen to Dr
Oct. 21 Fri. cold & squaly did house work Warren was over all day he was a good boy.
Oct. 22 Sat. Fair Did house work & went to Keene at night
Oct. 23 Sun. Fair Did house work Frank & Add Harris was here. Herman & family went up to Newport.
Oct. 24 Mon. Fair Worked in mill got through tonight.
Oct. 25 Tues. Fair Washed, cleaned up yard and went over to Gerties. Hall brought my hay.
Oct. 26 Wed. Rain Did work & fixed the children blankets. Went to Guys in P.M.
Oct. 27 Thurs. Rain Went to vestry & sewed all day for red cross
Oct. 28 Fri. Fair Did house work and went down to mrs. K with rent.
Oct. 29 Sat Fair Went to Keene & came home with Herman.
Oct. 30 Sun. Fair Went up to Newport brough the two boys back with me.
Oct. 31 Mon. Fair did house work & played with boys. Went in to see Fanny baby.
Monday’s child is fair of face, Tuesday’s child is full of grace, Wednesday’s child is loving and giving, Thursday’s child will work hard for a living, Friday’s child is full of woe, Saturday’s child has a long way to go but the child that is born on the Sabath is loving and giving and good and kind. I wonder how many of these are true. Ruthie was born on Wed. and she was always loving and giving. I was born on Friday and as a child I was sure full of woe. My mother once asked me why I acted the way I did and I told her I really didn’t know but I know I always felt that no one loved me. She said I never gave anyone reason to love me so I guess it was true for me. Mary Lou was born on Thursday and was always a hard working girl without a complaint. Nancy, you were born on a Saturday. Did you feel you had a long way to go to get what you wanted? Time for dinner. 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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