The End of a Very Hard Year

Dec.1, 1905   Fri.   Pleasant   Cleaning up  I been to work in Celer    Made it look better   I am not feeling the best   My arm is growing big    get better some time.

Dec. 2  Sat.  Cloudy   Cold windy & Snow squals   M Young hauld us a loas of wood   Isaac Linsey hauled us a load Hay to day     I am not feeling very good to day    ernest & Dora gone up to Oras to night

Dec. 3  Sun.   Rain   Rainey day    it commenced at 2 o’clock last night    it has not stoped yet     it now 3 a.m.     but rain not much travel to day

Dec. 4.  Mon.   Cloudy   Warm dug pit at the Barn    Mr Thayer & Will Ware here to day     Grace come here last night  and Dr Sterns going to Lynn

Dec. 5   Tue.  Plesant   Banked up the House    Maretin clifford put in water tub at the Barn     Put in Telephone to day    Grace went to Lynn to stay this winter

Dec. 6.    Wed.  Cloudy   Finished Repairing water Tub at the Barn, fixed up good      Working at the Cellar making that warmer     Sarah Eastman caled here    Dora & Clara over our Town looking at the fashions

Dec. 7   Thur.   cloudy   Warm working on rep yet   some were to     Had Prince Shod nice time to do work

Dec. 8  Fri.  Plesant    Ernest & Dora went to Woodsville      took my watch to Welsriver had it rep       Mary Rogers was Hung    one o’clock to day    She has got through with her trouble and all the rest can stop thare talk now       Clara went to Swift water to a dance     had a good time

Dec. 9   Sat   Plesant   Ernest got load bows put around the House     clara went to Woodsville   Put up stove in siting room    Got a load wood of Clifford $2.75   Delivered    I sawed some

Dec. 10   Sun.   Snow    Stormey day not snow enough for sleighing

Dec. 11   Mon.  snow  Snow Squals all day    I sawed wood most all day    Ernest rep door    Boys went to school   first day   Miss Whitcher teaches the uper flore    Miss Clough the lower flore     not snow enough for sleighing

Dec. 12   Tues.   Cloudy   Ernest took the Girls out to a ride in a sleigh    poor sleighing     got the wood all sawed up Dec. 13   Wed.  Plesant     Ernest  Dora & Angie went down to Pikes    traded some     George Welch was there with Britter    Nel Hanford died to day

Dec. 14   Thurs.  Cold   Cold day   I went over to the Store    got me a Bot Colar

Dec. 15   Fri. Cold   Nelson Hanford was buried to day at One o’clock   Eld Eaton Preached his sermon    good turn out at the M.E. Church

Dec. 16   Sat.  Cold   Plesant   Ernest & Dora & Clara went up to Woodsville  Angie   Boys & myself kept the House warm

Dec. 17   Sun.   Plesant   Nice day   Clara Clark has gone home to Manson Youngs for a week    then she is going home to Lacona    She worked here 4 weeks       done good work    I liked her    Boys went to sunday School

Dec. 18   Mon.  Plesant     Ernest went out on his wood lot to see about geting some home    I went over to Scotts    bought me a pair Pants  $2.50

Dec. 19  Tues.  Cloudy  Ernest & C. W. went down to Pikes   Bought a few  Presents   Ed Clark took me all over the Whet Stone works     it is big works    lots of mashenery    Ed has a good deal to do    look after all the works   Cord and half wood from clifford

Dec. 20   Wed.   Cloudy    Ernest went up to Ervin    took Ira up    Mrs Thayer here at dinner    Sarah Eastman here to day    snow most gone

Dec. 21  Thur.  Snow   snow in the morning madees the sleigh go a little better   I went over to Depot    called to George Eastman     sawed wood    florance & Mother went to Woodsville   Ira went home with them

Dec. 22 Fri.  Cloudy   Warm   snow will all go if it does not freese soon    Saw wood to day    Ira  here at dinner   Cora Wright gone to Woodsville with Team

Dec. 23  Sat.   cloudy   ernest went to Woodsville    Milton Young & family went over to Newbury to Trade    Ira was here at supper   Ticket Master Paid Ernest $5.00 for Ice

Dec. 24     Sun. Cold    We all went out to Ernest Folks     had dinner   good all of Mr Thayers Family but Grace       we all went out in a 2 seater Sleigh    Ira went with us from Frank Muliken

Dec.  25  Mon.  Plesant   Christmas to the Town Hall to night   Tree will be loaded   Guy 8yrs, Herman 7 & angie 3 years  are going to speak    Henry Hidbreth got killed in the woods with a Limb fell from a tree

Dec. 26  Tues.   Plesant   went with Moses to Newbury to Grears to look for a Bull     did not get one he had some good ones but asked little big     Ira here

Dec. 27   Wed.   Plesant    Went to Henry Hilbrth Funeral to the Center  IOOF   44 members   big turn out    House was full  I went with Ernest    come back with Curl Meacbey     he and I went over to Chet Carlton    Ira had old Prince Horse

Dec. 28  Thur.   Plesant   not much doing to day   Kimbls auction on Glover Farm    Ira took Prince home to day

Dec. 29   Fri.  cloudy   rian hard this mornign till noon   going Ice & slipery Creamery    Sawing wood   Ernest helping saw after noon for Creamery

Dec. 30   Cloudy      all day it looked like snow but no snow   I went over to Pikes Shop     they shod 20 Horses yesterday    17 to day     snow most all gone    good for Blacksmiths

Dec.  31   Sun.     Plesant    all at Home to day    this is the last day of the year    1905 almost gone never to return    Wagons take plac of sleight    I went over to Clifford saw mill    they are Hauling in logs  3 inch to the Butt    good Logs

Thus ends a rather hard year for Web, he hopes for a better one next year but the Gods are not always good to old men.  *******

2012    We worked all day on tomatoes again.  We had two and a half big boxes of tomatoes to do and got them all done before we stopped for dinner.  Then we spent the after noon processing them all.   We got 19 quarts of marinara speghetti sauce and  7 quarts of tomato juice.  As Web says – Done a good days work.  Now we are both tired and ready to turn in early.   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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