The Healing is a Slow Process!

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.

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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