The Family Moves to Harrisville-

Nov. 1, 1906  Thur.  Plesant  Cold morning ground froge   Dora  Angie & Web went up to M K Youngs   had dinner   M K got 23 cows all look well     Repuclican Ralley at the Town Hall

Nov. 2   Fri.  Plesant   Cold north woind   Frogs hard lost night   Dora washed her Bed blankets

Nov. 3   Sat.   Plesant   cold wind  going to be a Democrat Rally to night   had one last time to Page Pike    Man from Laconia    Ernest come home last Night

Nov. 4   Sun.  Plesant   Went with M. B Meader up to his back Pasture

Nov. 5  1906   Plesant   eommenced Packing goods to move to Harrisville    Kimballs have divided up the Morris Kimball Estate   Frank Kizer & Roy Kimball have bought out the other agent

Nov. 6 Tues.  Plesant  Election day all went Republican  no Licence   125 botes majority    we are moving to day

Nov. 7   Wed.  Cloudy   cold moving to day   All have slept away from home   the Boys at Oras   Ernest   Dora   Angie & Web at M. K  Youngs

Nov. 8 Thur.   Cloudy   Cold  dora Cleaning up the House we left    Ernest is helping Ora load goods to store at his home   I am at M B Meader to night   Ernest going to his Fathers folks   Dora & Angie at her fathers   Boys at thaire Granpa Youngs   Flock wild geese going over to night  Mose geting out manure to day

Nov. 9  Fri,  Plesant   I was at M A Meaders all day     he finished geting in corn   Kate was sick with the sick Headache all day    I stayed with M B M Thursday & Firday  nights

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Nov. 12   Mon.  cloudy   A little snow   took the Cars for Harrisville Ernest and all of his family    Web throughed in    We booked to go by the way of concord   stay in Concord 5 hours trains but not connect didnot get there till in the Eve   We met good folks when we got thare    done every thing for us  nice Folks        Mistake this for Saturday       Monday Nov. 12  1906   cloudy   Moved into our New Home in Harrisville  took our first meal to night

Nov.  13 Tues.  Snow   Gloomey day for me good way from Home down in Harrisvill 10 inches snow fell   good sleighing    we are at Mr Farwells yet going to set out things up to day for Home             I have made a mistake this for Sunday              Tuesday  13, 1906  Cloudy we have got moved and it looks as we might live if contented and I hope we shal be    hope I may be but my thought wonder

Nov. 14   Wed   Cloudy    Ernest gone to work in the store   got very near setted   not quite   got his wood to day 1 3/4 cord hard wood    I am some lame to night   be beter to morrow I hope    we are all very well

Nov. 15  Thur.  Cloudy   snowing to Night from the North East    geting things straghting out in the House   begin to look as we might stay over Night   Ernest got to work

Nov. 16   Fri.  Cloudy   Cold & Windy   good sleighing   not much snow in Keene   no sleighing 15 miles from here – about a foot here so you can see we are in greenland

Nov. 17  Sat.  Plesant  Fine day   I went up to see Mrs Farwell then went over to the store    went with Ernest to the Depot for Freight   good sleighing

Nov. 18  Sun.  Cloudy   Warm   snow going fast   we all stayed at Home   Dora & Angie are on the sick list    they through up Jonah-and went to the Yale College very often-    the rest of the crew seams to be all rite side up

Nov. 19  Mon.  Plesant  This day is like a spring day.   I sawed a little wood   it is hard wood to    snow most all gone   just like spring    sent some of our washing to the Laundry  (I have no idea where the Laundry was in Harrisville.  This is the first time I have heard of one there.  If anyone knows where it was let me know.  Thanks)

Nov. 20  Tues.  Cloudy   It looks as we may get Rain   I have been look apart of the Town over    it looks dull and it dull I think    Angie had the doc this morning   She has got a very sore mouth   her lips are dreadful    I pity her rite from the Heart  it is bad  (This is something that seemed to run in the family.  I had the mouth cancers also when I lived in Harrisville and my daughter Becky had them very badly several times there.)

Nov. 21  Wed.  Cloudy   It comenced to rain at noon   it looks gloomy to me   Angie is not much better   her lips and toung look very sore   She does not eat but a very little   it hurts her   poore Girl

Nov. 22   Thur.  Cloudy  I sawed wood and split it   the Boys Put it into the shed   dora is making Brownes for the Boys    Cold wind to day      Angie is a little better.

Nov. 23   Fri.  Plesant but winday   I sawed & split wood   the rest of the family done thare dayly work   it looks warm in the west

Nov. 24  Sat.  Cloudy  Cold & windy     no work for me to day    we are very well    I would like to be up to Haverhill to Night to see M A in his new Home   Sleeper House   I mean ( Web is a very lonely old man right now.  His uncle Moses Avery Meader just sold his farm when they left and has now moved into a rental.  Web would love to be there to help him move and feel useful.  He has gone from a farming community and life to a mill town where he is like a fish out of water and too old to make the change.)

Nov. 25   Sun.  Plesant   all at Home   Boys went to Sunday School   am as a lost calf in a strange Pasture   it is like a wilderness of wo   I may find the Bars to the Pasture

Nov. 26  Mon.  Cloudy  Wash day for the first time    sick Horse for the man in the other Part of the house   water stopage   little better to night (NOw here is something Web understands and if he is allowed to help he will feel useful again.  Just what he needs)

Nov. 27  Tues.   Cloudy  Ruthfurd Horse is Better   got her in the Sling   I have been in the Barn most all day   very sick Horse  (Web sounds much better himself)

Nov. 28   Cloudy  Squalls snow all day   I sawed and split wood   went over to the store    Man back anther hill gave big dinner on his 25 years married life    every one comes is welcom to a dinner

Nov. 29  Thur   Cloudy   Cold & Windy   Thanksgiving day   we took ours to Home and no one but the Family   6 of us   Ernest  Dora  Guy   Herman  Angie & wncle Web   good dinner     rost duck  chicken Pie   Apple Pie  Mince Pie & Cheese –  got well filed up   Ernest did

Nov. 30  Cloudy  Water froze up last night  I thaughed it out with hot water   wrote to M B Meader to day  Ruthfurd sick Horse got well  not able to go to work yet   Flock of wild geese was in the Pond of water back of the House

2012-  Yesterday we picked and canned 7 quarts of green beans.  We also got the burn barrels going first thing in the morning and kept them burning all day.  We got a lot of the brush burned and some of the downed trees that Norman cut this spring.  Everyone in TN got some of the rain from Isaac but none here until today.  Norman did his usual Sunday chores and I wrote my letters, then Norman decided to get the burn barrels going again and sure enough we got the rain.  I know we need the rain more than the burning so we won’t complain.  Today I want to make an apple pie and some apple jelly.  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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