March 1, 1905 Wed. Pleasant Auction commenced to day in the Store. Charles newell is Auctionneer very good sale to day. store was well filled with bidders going to sell this evening.
March 2 Thurs. Pleasant Auction to day goods sold good going to sell this evening Ira Wright was here this noon, here to night going to stay all night.
March 3 Fri. Pleasant Auction to day goods sold good or well it will take one day more.
March 4 Sat. Pleasant Auction will finish to day Clean it all up good turn out for the last day. I am glad it is all most over. Very good sale.
March 5 Sun. cloudy Walter Brady & Lilliam Bennet his Girl from Lisbon was here to see Dora stayed to dinner very good visit.
March 6 Mon. Pleasant Went up to Woodsville with aurthur Davis. Earnes cleaning store. Mrs Hartwill helping him. dora making Angie a dress Mrs Erving made a call
March 7 Tues. Snow Cleaning store to day it looks like a snow storm Angie Lydia Thayer is three years old to day. Dora made her a dress she looks good in it the first one Dora ever made. she cut it too. I think its prety good for her.
March 8 Wed. Cloudy Ernest & Mrs Hartwell are cleaning the store over head – it makes it look better. Mr Whitcher is geting his cider & molases home he bought at the auction.
March 9. Thurs. Pleasant Web, Dora & Angie been out to Dora Fathers. Earl & Molten are hauling wood from Ernest wood lot. Water has failed the other side of Bridge up to George Kimbals.
March 10 Fri. Pleasant Ernes & Mrs Hartwell still cleaning store. Ned Nois is varnishing the counters. snow is going some now and then you see a wagon.
March 11 Sat. Pleasant Cleaning store will finish up to night. Ned mois is painting. Snow going fast. Water stoped on the Weeks line it runns at Merrill. All stoped this side.
March 12 Sun. Pleasant Ernest went out Home Tooke I. out with Irvin. The rest all stayed at Home long day.
March 13 Mon. Pleasant Cadeus to momeneaters the old Board Seclectmen Same old Agent but one Damon Eannet in place of Geo Silvin Hab Sleeper water works stoped last night.
March 14 Tues. Pleasant Town Metting to day Select men Hab Heyes, Charles Pike, D. L. Hawkings Town Clerk Albert Kimbal Road Agents Jonas Brown, Percey Simming, Damon Gannet all went one way. raised for Roads $7500
March 15 Wed. Pleasant Aurthur Hunt rep the Shelves in the store Snow is going fast Pike is sure to come into the store. ( Pike is the one they had hoped to sell the store and all the stock to but that didn’t work out so they had the auction to get what they could for the stock. Now they hope to sell the store. )
March 16 Thurs. Cloudy I am in a new Territory for a few days at Hibbard Thayers for a few days looks like a storm. Mrs. Thayer gon away at Mr. Scotts. ( These are Ernest’s parents)
March 17 Fri. Pleasant Here at Hibbard Thayers yet the south wind is blowing and the snow is a going.
March 18 Sat. Cloudy Warm Snow going fast. Ora came from Ernest last night went to the Grange with his father. I am going home to day.
March 19 Cloudy Come Home from Mr Thayers with Ira no more Sleighing most all gone had a good visit while I was gone. Brooks are coming up Bank full Flock wild Geese went over to day.
March 20 Mon Cloudy Ernest gone down to E. B. Pikes to mark goods to come up to his store. Snowed this morning. Big Flood in Buffalow.
March 21 Tues. Cloudy Ernest at Pikes to day stayed till 3 o’clock it looks like a storm so sleighing now.
March 22 Wed. Pleasant Ernest gone to Pikes again about 4 inches of snow fell last night all gone to day George Welch here at dinner fetched 5 lbs Butter .32 per lb
March 23 Thurs. Pleasant Warm snow is going fast Ernest gone to Lisbon to night IOOF have a good time. Ernest washed the store floor. I took dinner to Jessie M. Connel. Sent for the New York World >80 cts.
March 24 Fri. Ernes went to Pikes Dora, my self & all the Babys went out to Doras Folks sap dryed not runn to day going not the best. ( Milton Young had a large maple grove and the maple syrup was his big cash crop)
March 26 Sun. Pleasant We all stayed at Home going is muddy. Flock wild Geese went over to day Earl, Mary & molton here to day. snow most all gone around here.
March 27 Mon. Cloudy Rainy Ernest gone to Pikes to day Dora commenced cleaning House. Cleaned the sink Room looks good the boys good to day every thing went Lovely.
March 28 Tues. Cloudy Ernest gone to Pikes to day Roads muddy no sap Milton here to day with syrup to sell get $1.25 a gallon all sold here to dinner Dora burned her rist with steam from the steammer.
March 29 Wed. Warm Ernest gone to Pikes Mudd is bring up fast no sap. Thunder storm last night. Roads little good to day.
March 30 Thurs. Pleasant Ernes gone to Pikes to day till 3 o’clock now he is hauling Frieght from station. Dora cleaned Pantry and it looks nice done a good job I feel a little under the weather like Noar Abams Mother out west.
March 31 Fri. Cloudy Ernest hauling Freight from Station empted one carr Mud is drying up fast Show at the Town House Ernest & boys went.
So Ernest has moved stock from Pikes store to his and he will work for Mr. Pike until he can sell his store. He is also taking any odd jobs he can find. When a person went bankrupt they had to work and pay off any debts they had, I have no record of his debts but I am sure they were quite heavy. Web had a hard time adjusting to having Dora in the home in place of Hattie but he is slowly getting used to her as he sees what a fine job she is doing. She is twice the worker that Hattie was.