New Year but Same Old Problems

Before I start 1906 from Web’s diary I will fill you in on my progress here.  This morning we started with picking the beans and that took an hour and a half.  Then we spent the morning cutting them.  We got done in time to get dinner and after dinner we started canning the beans.  It is now 4:20 and the last load is in the canner.  We got 13 quarts and one pint of beans today.  That is the most beans we have ever gotten in one day but we got them all cleaned cut and in the can in the one day.  Done a good day’s job!!  Now on to Web.

Jan.1, 1906   Mon.  Cloudy  Happy New Year to me  but a sad new Year to Jonas Brown      he lost one of his Girls.   She died this morning     I went to the Lodge IOOF to night    the first time for 3 years   Lodge Installed its officers    good time

Jan. 2 Tues.  Plesant  Ernest & Dora went to Welsriver    I stayed at Home with Angie

Jan. 3   Wed.   Cloudy   Ernest & Dora went to Bertha Brown funeral at the Center     full house   Mr Pitsbury Preached her sermon    I stayed at Home with Angie   Boys went to school

Jan. 4   Thur.  Cloudy   Rain    Ernest took Arthur Davis up to Stephen Plants    went up the second time     Davis come from Woodsville and went up again

Jan. 5   Fri.  Cloudy   not very cold    no snow   good wagoning    it looks like snow   I split wood

Jan. 6   Sat. Cloudy    Warm not much doing    good bottom for sleighing

Jan. 7.  Sun.  Cloudy   Snow Squalls every quiet    Bous went to Sunday School    the rest stayed at home.

Jan. 8. Mon.   Cloudy   it looks like a storm   I split wood    Ernest is not doing very much     he must commence doing something by & by

Jan. 9   Tues.   Cold   Dora went to Woodsville    I finished spliting wood   Ernest trting around as usual    no snow for slieghing

Jan. 10  Wed.  Cold   Ernest got 2 tons of hay   lacking 150 lb of George Eastman   Ray Kilball hauling it    I helpedtow it away     he gave $11.00 at the Barn

Jan. 11  Thur.  Cloudy   Ernest & Dora went up to Oras  see how he is geting along with his cutt foot    I stay at Home with Herman & Angie     Herman got croop    Stay at home to day

Jan. 12 Fri.   Cloudy   Rained last night    Ernest is Packing Ice for Creamery    I stay in the House    Samuel How of Benton was Shot last night    Shot through the door and hit him in the head    Killed him Dead    he was making noise around the House & broke in one window    then he was Braking in the door & that man Baud Shot him through the Door

Jan. 13  Sat   Plesant   Post & Crops Installed Officers at the Bilage Hall    had a good time    done there Buisness    good Both Post & Corps    no Sleighing   good bottom for sleighing

Jan. 14   Sun.  Cloudy   all stayed at Home but the Boys they went to Sunday School    it like snow    Samel How funeral to day at his House   the man that shot him is in jale

Jan. 15   Mon.  Cloudy   Ernest & Dora tok a ride    I split wood   Eawed  Sawed wood   I recieved my check from creamery stock  $3.00

Jan. 16  Tues.   Cloudy   Rain in the morning   no work to day   Ernest & Dora went up to Ora    took Mrs Brooks up with them

Jan. 17  Wed.  Cloudy   Ernest worked for Arthur Irwin from 11 oclock till night   I did not work but a very small bit   snow most all gone

Jan. 18   Thur.  Cloudy  snow in the morning    finished sawing up the wood   I split some to day   not snow enough for sleighing

Jan. 19   Fri.   Pleasant   Ernest took his Grandmother out to Charles Wright    I went over to the store and over to the Depot   Every body are filling thear Ice houses    no wood comeing into Town   no one is cuting wood

Jan. 20  Sat.  Cloudy   Snow but not Enough for sleighing yet I ho0pe we shall get more before morning    no wood in Town yet

Jan. 21  Sun.    Pleasant  Boys went to Sunday School   I went down on  Will Eneals Timber Lot  where Clifford geting of Timber    snow all gone off to day   water runs fast

Jan. 22  Mon.  Plesant   Newel Wright got 2 loads Hay from George Eastman   Ernest helped him    I went down to Will Uptons shop   it is mudy in the Road    water runing over the Dam not Ice    Dora went over to Nel Eastman

Jan. 23  Tues.  Cloudy   Warm   Roads very mudy    bad going   I have been over to the Depot    down to the Grist Mill    dora & Angie over street   Gran mother Wright is at Newls come here last week

Jan 24  Wed.   Plesant   I stated yesterday record wrong    what I said yesterday aught to of said to day    Ira Wright come to stay

Jan. 25   Thur   Plesant   I and Dora & Angie went down to James Eastman   had a good visit   Ernes & the Boys kept House    Roads are some rough

Jan. 26   Fri.  Plesant   Ira Wright & marion ware here at dinner   I finished splitong wood   I went down to the River Bank and it was Bank full and over Dawes meadow    the roads are  driene up   no snow to be seen

Mistake   Plesant   all stayed at Home  old Tom Cat killed 3 rats in the seting room to day

Jan. 27    Sat.  Plesant   I have been down to M.A Meader all day   had a good time    his Cows look well    sheep took good and he is doing good worth boards walking     Grange has a big time to night

Jan. 28   Sun. Cloudy   It looks like rain   Ernest , Dora & Angie gone up to Cemetery    Boys gone down to      looks of the River to see the Ice thare is in it   It seams like a spring day   I am alone all gone

Jan. 29  Mon.  Plesant    Cold  Arthur Irwin took 15 hogs over to the Depot weighted 4000 lbs 5 cnts per lb $200   that is a good way to get money   I think hogs Pay

Jan. 30  Tues. Plesant   Ernest & Dora & Angie to the Center school    Ernest went to Sam How auction    thing went well

Jan. 31  Cloud   I am up to Charles Gales    it looks like a storm   I have been up to the County Farm to see the stock   they have got a good lot of cows

(When things get hard for these farmers and money is short they have an auction and sell off everything they can get by without.  Then when things get better they buy them back at someone else’s auction.)   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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