June 1905

June 1, 1905  Thurs  Cloudy  ernest & Dora & Angie went out to Alba Clarks.  Grace come from home     her mother brought her out    Ernest Egh boes returned to day

June 2  Fri.  Cloudy with rain    Cloudy all day    Grace Thayer went to Lynn to day   She may work thare and she may come back to work here.  The Kidd has gone to Tilton  to see his mother.

June 3  Sat   Cold   dora took a ride out to day     went up to Mrs Drowns with some groceries    Eadith Whitcher went with her    Mrs. Wells called with No ten school marm   She is good looking

June 4  Sun  Cloudy   Earl & Mira ware here at supper    it looks like rain   hope we may get some.  I am lonely to day    hope I may feel most little  my help tomorrow

June 5  Mon.  Pleasant  Authur Ervin is plowing for Ernest  Trade very good    Ernest shiped 540 dozs eggs to day    he pays 20 doz   Ira stayed here last night

June 6  Tues.  Cloudy   Ora & Glenn is helping Ernest to day    cutting potatoes & rep fence    Arthur  Irvin is harrowing the broke up ground  it rained last night

June 7  Wed.  Cloudy   Ernest but his water works down acrost the road    put down New Pipe acrost the 12 oute from the side walk acrost the road to the side walk on this side of the road    Put it down 5 feet    I guess it will hold now   The water started to day.

June 8  Thur.  Pleasant   ernest planted his potaotes, fodder, corn & sowed his oats.   Mr Thayer, Forest, Ora & Glen helped him do the  job.  dora gone out to Elma Clarks.

June 9  Fri.  Pleasant   Mr Thayer & wife out here to day    I went out as far as Mr Fishers to night

June 10  Sat.  Cloudy   Moses Meader stoped here and I went up with him to his back pasture   Trade very good in the store everything looks well in the garding

June 11  Sun. Cloudy  rained most of the time    Ernest, Dora & Angie going out to the Centre to night to hear the little children recite Jesus?

June 12  Mon.  Rain all day   it looks as we may have a good hay crop   Terrie Partridge is to work for Dora for two weeks   Dora is going away

June 13  Tues.  Warm   Ernest & Dora is going to Woodsville to night to School  asecestion   big time  I expect

June 14  Wed.  Warm   Web, Dora & Angie took the cars at Newbury and we are at New Port    Had a good time  found Lem folks all well    This is a new country to me  ( This is Lem and Mary Barton he is visiting)

June 15 Thurs.  Warm   Lem and Web went up to Goshen to get a wagon rep    then Mamie and Web went up to John, Lems brother   good ride     now I am setting on a flat stone in front of the House   Just got two papers form home.

June 16  Fri   Warm  Lem hauling in load to the mile   Mamie & Dora gone down to New Port to do some trading    I am taking care of the kidds.  (There were about ten kids at this time)

June 17   Sat.  Cloudy & warm   Lem took his oxen of to pasutre to day    the rest of his cattle ware all right    all in the pasture   good move not  had a letter from home yet    they have forgotten us

June 18  Sun.  Warm  Mamie, Dora & Angie went to meeeting the rest stayed a home   it is very warm  (Mamie and Dora are sisters)

June 19  Mon. Cloudy   Lem & Web went up to the Park Saw    C. Buffalows had a big ride    went down   some big hills took me all around Newport    it is a nice Town

June 20  Tues.  Rained in wind   cloudy all day   Mary & Dora went to Newport    Lem helped a man that tiped his load of Hay over as broke is Rack    made two loads of it from Lems to Newport     made him tate home

June 21   Wed.  Rainy day  it has rained from 9 oclock     it is 5 oclack now and still it is raining   Lem is working on the Barn

June 22   Thurs.  Cloudy   We have got home    Web, Dora & Angie from Newport    had a very good time    left them all well     Mary give us 2 qt of Maple Honey in a can    the can broke and went all over the Close so that the way we saved the Honey

June 23  Fri   Pleasant  Trade very good    I went out and looked the potatoes over    they are all ready to cultivate   thay are working on the Road in front of the store to day.

June 24  Sat.  Pleasant   Warm day every thing is growing fast    grass looks good   Ernest went down to Pikes this morning    Trade very good   Grace Thayer here to night    My fare to Newport  and back  $3.45

June 25   Sun.  Cloudy & rain    Ernest took Ira & Grace out Home    will bring Grace back    take her to the Corner out to Pe Kimballs to work    we had a Chicken Pie for dinner   its good to

June 26   Mon.  Rain   Rain all day  no sun to day   it looks as it may rain all night   weeds are a growing   Patoatoes want hoeing   grass is geting a big    broth good crop this year

June 27  Tues.  Cloudy   showers to day   Sarah Eastman here to day   Put a New tick on my bed and the Boys    I paid 10 cts a yard for it   9 yards for it   .90 cts   Price 15 cts

June 28  Wed.   Pleasant  Ora & Glen & Aruther Clark hoed Ernest Potatoes   it looks like more rain   grass is looking good

June 29  Thur.  Pleasant   dora had the Doc to day   hope she will gain   I think she will if we are careful of her and we will be      good time to hay some are comenced to  hay

June 30   Fri.  Pleasant   Dora sick to day    had the Doc    he is affraid of the Typhoid fever   Mrs. Hartwell is helping us to day   Mr & Mrs Thayer was out to day    Pike took inventory of store to night

(  Web was a farmer for many years and it bothers him that Ernest is no farmer and does not do the chores on the farm when Web thinks they should be done.  Ernest never plants until after everyone else, he does not tend the potatoes as Web did as a younger man and the haying is never done on time.  Ernest is a merchant not a farmer and Web is now too old at 73 to do it all himself and he gets frustrated.   Typhoid fever is not unknown to Web.  His mother died of typhoid fever and Web himself had it at least twice that I know of. )

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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