Nov. 1905

Nov. 1, 1905  Wed.  Cloudy   Rained some cold   Ernest took Runner up to Woodsville    I did not do but a very little   Packed a few things

Nov. 2, Thurs.  Pleasant   Cold   Took up carpets and switched one    hung out 2 more    Mr  Scott & wife come to day

Nov. 3  Fri.  Cloudy    Wind blows cold     Took up carpets and Cleaned the House    looks as though we ware going to Move

Nov. 4.  Sat.  Ernest & Scott went to Woodsville    Setted thare Busness   Scotts goods come this morning    Seting up stove in the Parlor

Nov. 5  Sun.  Cloudy   Ernest & Dora & Angie went up to Cemetry   Scott lives in the south Part of House    (When Ernest went into business and bought the store, Web helped finance the business so when Ernest sold the store, Web’s house was part of the deal.)

Nov. 6   Mon.  snow   Ernest Scott had Prince to go to Woodsville   Martin Cliford set up water Pipe Back of store   Dora cleaned sink room    Web helped   it rains   snow all gone

Nov. 7   Cloudy   Ernest cleaned celar    I helped hiim   Ernest scott had Prince Horse to haul wood
Nov. 8  Thur.   Cloudy   Rain   Ernest Scott  Had Prince to Woodsville   Scott put new water Bot in the Barn

Nov. 9  Fri.  cloudy   Cold    Ernest & dora went to Funeral to day  Moses Bemis was burried at the Union House Cemetry    Edd Eaton Preached – under the IOOF Reb men. Post    Grange   I stayed at Home with angie

Nov. 10   Fri.  Cloudy  Went up to Back Pasture with Moses   got his 4 calves or yearlings    they look well   I took dinner with Mose

Nov. 11  Sat.  Cloudy  Arthur is shingling Bacons House    Ernest Scott opened his Store to day    Dora about the same  Angie beter to day

Nov. 12   Tues.  Pleasant   Very little snow   we expect now to have Net Milins Place but nay get cheated out of it  (They are looking for a house to rent but there are very few empty houses in Haverhill at this time in history)

Nov. 15  Wed.  Cloudy   cold    have no House yet to move into   Berdett goes into G. Swiffs House   Berthe Farnham died to day  11 o’clock

Nov. 16   Thur.  Cloudy  Ernest is trying to get a House but is out yet   no House to go into     has not found one yet   no House to let all filled up

Nov. 17   Fri.  Cloudy   Berthe Farnham  funeral to day   10 o’clock  Eld Eaten Preached – the Rebechers Honnie in Orders  had a good time out   I went to the furneral

Nov. 18   Sat.  Pleasant   Ernest Rented Hib Sleepers House it is a hard looking Place   got to be renovated before any one can live thare.  I have done the House work to day   I do some every day   Ernest go the meals   I done the rest & washed the floors & washed down the stairs

Nov. 19  Sun.  Pleasant  All at Home to day   Clara Clark is a going to work week or two    dora is sick a bed     had the Doc anumber of times    hope she will be better soon   We need her help

Nov. 2o  Mon.   Pleasant   Working on House   Caring off Paper   Put up Stove    geting ready for papering.

Nov. 21   Tues.  Pleasant   Worked on House   Peter  Tragansa done the patching on the plastering     all ready to paper  now    Scott feed his feed has come    we have got to get out soon

Nov. 22   Wed.  Cloudy   Ned Nois Papering the sleeper House I am to work at Home  helping do the work    washed 3 floors    set out one bed   I am tired   Runs is working on me   Clara & I moved the Table from dining room to kitchen

Nov. 23  Pleasant   Working on House   Moses burned off brush  under the Hill    I helped him   Scott put in a load feed to day

Nov. 24   Cloudy    Working on H.S. House   I got Rheumatism  feel Lame & sore    I have been down to Moses to day   Ernest Mother is helping him clean House

Nov. 25   Pleasant   Cleaning House   Mrs. Thayer, Ernest mother is all the woman he has had     it looks very well     I feel Blue but I hope I hal get over it    Moses set his brush afire and went over the woods    burnt good   stoped it

Nov. 26  Sun.  Cloudy   All at Home but Clara    she went to the Corner

Nov. 27   Moved to the H.S. Sleeper House    I hope we shal not have to live thare long    I donot think I shal any way    I am home sick   I hope I may get over it   Harry Partridge  helped move

Nov. 28   Cloudy   Cold & windy   finished moving to day    Scott got his Kitching Stove set up in the old kitchen    We left

Nov. 29   Rain  Rain most all day   not much done to day    I am plowing    Broke up grading   come out all right   I guess

Nov. 30   Cold    Cold & windy   I went up to Irvin Thayer to Dinner   Mr & Mrs Thayer & two Boys was  thare    had the good Dinner    Ernest took me up in the Morning   Irven took me Back at night

Web had a hard time with this backruptcy.  He had been the one to help others in trouble for more than 50 years and now he could not help his own family.   He had lost everything except his stock in the creamery and his good name in the town.  Life was beating him down, the only thing he had left to cling to was his work as a farmer, that he understood. ***********

Today Norman and I went to the farmer’s market and got about 100 pounds of tomatoes and 55 cucumbers.  As soon as we got home we started canning and got two of the four boxes prepared and canned.   We got 17 quarts of Marinara Sauce canned and 5 quarts of tomato juice.  Tomorrow we will finish the other two boxes and some of our own that we picked to day and will get more tomorrow.    Monday we will make bread and butter pickles  with the cucumbers we got today.    Not much time for anything else.  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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2 Responses to Nov. 1905

  1. Joyce Larrabee says:

    Good Morning friends. Sounds like you have been very busy. Keeps you out of trouble, huh? It is evident that you are enjoying your work. Too bad more people couldn’t be like you folks. It would be a better world. Take time to rest. Have a good day. The sun is shining bright here today. Bye, Bye. ♥♥

    • Hi folks, we have this one more day of canning tomatoes and then we will take it a bit easier. We started at 6 this morning and have just now taken off the last canner load and are waiting for it to cool so we can open the pressure canner. We got 19 quarts of marinara sauce and 7 quarts of tomato juice done today. The sun is shining here also and it is nice and cool so will get out side soon. I am so glad to hear from you and know you are both well. Keep well and have a great day, Carol

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