Mat didn’t make it!

May 1, 1906  Tues.  Plesant   Ernest working on shed   I took Mary Meader over to see Mat  her sister   just alive  Chet is poorly

May 2  Wed.  Cloudy  With showers    Ernest worked 1/2 day – they are working on the Road   you may call it working but I donot it is the best money job I ever saw done on the Roads    it will make a Poor man Rich that gets the job aand keeps it    a Brown dog

May 3   Thur   Cloudy   Cold wind blows from the north    I took Mary Meader over to C M carletons    Mat Carleton died this morning      Angie Thayer runn away with out a coat   Bad girl

May 4   Fri.   Cloudy   I have been  down to Clifford Saw Mill doing good work   Ernest working on stone sheds

Mary 5   Sat.  Cloudy   Ernest went to Woodsville this morning    I went to Matt Carleton Funereal this 2 oclock P.M.   Mr Dunkley Preached the serman   she was laid to rest in the Center Cemetery

May 6  Sun.  Cloudy  Ernest & Guy went out to his folks   the rest of us stayed at home

May 7   Mon.  Plesant  Dora & my self went to the Center to a funeral   James Clark died at Springfield   brought him up   George Brown Preached the sermon   Bearers was George Clark   Edd Clark   Fred Clark   Harry Clarks  Brothers   Ira Clarks Boys    Ira is very sick    Ernest work on shed

May 8   Tues.  Plesant   Ernest work on shed   I been over to see Cynthia Partridge    broke small bone in her arm

May 9   Wed.  Rain   Ernest worked 1/2  got the shed down    they paid off   Rained all day   Dora not feeling very well  Doc come in to see her   hope he will do her a little good

May 10  Thurs.  Cloudy   cold   Ernest is spliting wood for Mr Hartwell    Dora not very well to day   Mr Thayer & wife was here to day   they are drawing out the Timer for the shed

May 11  Fri.  Cloudy   Cold day   Ernest went to Woodsville   got his wagon broke    Horse runn away   broke shaft   noise scared him

May 12  Sat   Cloudy   Rain & cold   I went with Moses to his back Pasture   took up 3 yearlings Heifers   Ernest went to Woodville   took back Leighton wagon

May 13  Sun.  Cloudy   Dora sick to day    had the doc    got the inflamation of the Bowels   very sick    I went to the Church Village Hall Episcopal

May 14   Mon. Pleasant   Ernest went and got a Girl this morning to work till Dora gets well   Gladys Manson is her name   Mira Young come down this Morning   been here all day working   Ernest sold his manure to Charles Fisher for $5.00

May 15   Tues.  Plesant   ernest went out to Swift got his Mother to help take care of Dora   Alice Young   Ella Young was here to day   Doc been in twice to day  he says she is a little better to night

May 16  Wed.  Plesant  Nice day for Farming   Ernest took a man to Briar Hill, then he took him to Pikes station   got $2.25 for the job    went out Fay Bacons after load wood after noon    made good days work   Dora a little better   Mrs Thayer is here taking care of her   Doc Lawrance is sick a bed

May 17  Thur.  Plesant  Warm   good day to work on Farm   John Battis is Plowing for Charles Southard    Ernest hauled a load wood   Mrs Thayer going home to night   going to have Mrs Brooks to take care of Dora

May 18  Fri.  Plesant   Warm   Ernest been to work for Arthur Erwin   Ernest & my self is going up to Fred  Auldbrigs to skinn a hiefer that died for Aurther Irwin

May 19  Sat  Plesant   Ernest got a load Hay at George Eastman 1060 lbs    Ernest went up to see Glen at Erwins   it is warm to day   Dora a little better   Angie ome to see us to day   says she is a going to stay with her Uncle Carl till August

May 20  Sun.  Plesant  but cold   Earl  Mira & angie ware here at dinner   Dora is gaining   Molton was here   Mrs. Brooks is going home to night

May 21  Mon.  Plesant  Cold Frost this morning   I went over to see Boys put stock on the Cars  31 Hogs 12 Calves    Ernests Mother Mrs. Thayer is with Dora till to morrow night

May 22   Tues.  Cloudy   Dora is better to day   got her down stairs  to eat dinner at the table   did not eat but a very little but she wanted the name   Mrs. Brooks   Mrs. Clifford   Mrs Wiloughby  made her a call to day  Gladys had the sick Head ache to day

May 23  Wed.   Plesant  Ernest is helping Plow  gardings   Dora is better to day   She is down in the kitching   Gladys is better to day   Myra Called to day

May 24  Thur.  Warm   Plesant  fore noon  big shower at noon   Ernest worked for auther Irwin 1/2 day    he took Glen up to Ora at night   Glen got through at Irwins   Seed all in

May 25   Fri.  cloudy   Rained this mornig   Angie come home to night   been gone two weeks   we are glad to see her   Grass is looking    Molton here at supper   I sent Emma one dollar $1.00 to day for Flowers to put on Lydia & the Babys Graves  ( This is his wife and three sons burried in Scranton, PA)

May 26   Sat.  Warm   I went to the Grange to night   old soldiers night   had a good time   big shower in the Eve

May 27  Sun.  Rain  it had rain all day   No sun to day   the ground will get a wetting this time   it rained all night and still is a raining now is 3 oclock

May 28  Mon.  Cloudy  Rained most of the time   Percy filled the shed at the Creamery with wood   Ernest worked 8 1/2 hours

May 29  Tues.  Cloudy   Cold  Fisher got his Manure from Ernest Barn   he had 5 loads   Ernes went up to the Cemetery in the Morning then worked for the Doc till noon   Authur had Prince 1 1/2   Dr Lee had Prince to go to West Whites

May 30  Wed.  Plesant   Cold   Moses Plowed the Garding for Ernest & Abner    I went to the Memorial Service   had dinner Pilsbury from Manchester spoke   others gave good talk    good singing

May 31  Thur.  Plesant  Ernest is to work on the Bridge   I am not doing very much to day

I started the day by picking the beans, it took two hours to get them all.  I also started the burn barrel.  When the ashes are hot all it takes is a few leaves to get it burning again so I kept that going while I picked beans.  When Norman got home from his walk he made breakfast and after that we both worked at the beans and burning and got a load of mustard greens on to dry.  Then we cut the beans and by 11 we got the first load on to can .  After dinner we put on the second load.  By 3 o’clock we had done 12 quarts of green beans and a load of dried mustard greens.  We got a nice shower this afternoon so we will not have to water this week.  Tomorrow is Sunday and we get to rest some.  Norman does the house cleaning and I write the letters.  It will be great to just take it easy tomorrow.   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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