June Finds Web Very Happy

June 1, 1907  Sat.  Cloudy   a little warmer   Moses Harrowed his Potato ground   I done a little of every thing in the garding   cutt potatoes and worked

June 2  Sun.  Cloudy   went to church in the morning and in the Evening

June 3  Mon.  Cloudy  went to the IOOF lodge   Paid my dues $2.25 to Ap 1- 1907   Mose marked his Potato ground

June 4  Tues.  Plesant   good day to work   Moses & my self planted Potatoes

June 5  Wed.  Cloudy   Rain and wind all day & cold  did not do any work

June 6  Thurs.   Cloudy  Planted corn & Beans   got done Planting

June 7  Fri.  Cloudy   Moses stocked his Garding back of his house   let Caleb Wells have a load Potatoes at .60 per

June 8  Sat.  Cloudy   at Moses   went around the vilage to the old neighbors   good time

June 9  Sun. Cold  went to church  then went up to M A Meaders  it is very cold

June 10  Mon.  Cold  went to the Lodge IOOF   went with Moses A down to the Farm   went over to Henry Woodward and over to More

June 11  Tues.  Plesant   went with Moses B to the Brook   got his Horse shod   I went down on the Meadow with Moses

June 12  Wed.  Plesant  wnet with M A on the meadow & then I went to Mr Weeks   had dinner with them then went to N C Wrights & Mrs Masons & Will Crooks  then home

June 13  Thurs.  Plesant & warm   went to Saw Mill fore noon got load lumber with M A  went to Meadow   went P M to see Edith Whitcher   she going to Boston Saturday

June 14  Fri.  Plesant & warm  M A & My self worked in the garding   things are growing good   want Rain  it is very dusty

June 15  Sat.  Plesant  Still at Mose   we all went to the Graduating Exercisises   good turn out   it was good  12 of them    2 of Lew Clough Children

June 16  Sun.  Plesant   Warm  I went to George Brown Funeral      House was filled up   Brock from Newbury  Preached the sermon     IOOF meeting  Serman in the Eve

June 17  Mon.  Hot   Moses went up to Fay Bacons with Lock   got a load Slabe wood for Lock   I went to the IOOF

June 18  Tues.  Hot   Moses Nuting Boy  & Web went after load wood at Bacons   got back at 11 ocl   I piled up the wood   Moses went to Briar hill to milk for Carter

June 19  Wed.   Hot  Big shower at Night   Moses & Web went up to his Back Pasture   got some Laeves woods for Rack   Kate Doritha my self   took supper with D Carrs folks   good time

June 20  Thurs.   Hot   Took Moses up to Briar Hill to milk Carters Cows   Moses & Web are pepairing up a Hay rack    Clara Gargent was here to day

June 21  Fri.  Hot   Moses A & Web worked on Hay Rack   got it most done   Carter come home to day   bin gone since Tuesday    he fount a man & family

June 22  Sat.  Hot    Helped M C Meader put 2 Posts under his barn Celler   done a good job   M A finished his rack

June 23  Sun.  Hot   Went to church   M A went with Carter & his man to the back Pasture

June 24  Mon.  Hot  M A  My self  Painted Hay rack   one coat   going to the lodge to Night  IOOF

June 25  Hot   Big shower at Night   M A & Carl  My self went up to Bygate to smith & Whitehalls to see his Horses   They had some fine stock   Horses

June 26  Wed.  Warm   Finished Painting Moses rack   Moses Put his Topsy into George Smiths Pasture

June 27  Thurs.  Cool   Went with Moses up to Damon Halls   stoped thare till 11 oc   went over to Wilt Crooks   was thare at Dinner   then came home

June 28   Plesant   Went down on the Meadow with M A    Rep his shed roof   Sorted his Potaotes   On about a waggon  for D B Hall Paid $8.60

June 29  Cloudy      M A & my self Piled wood into shed   John White draw the wood with old Rose

June 30  Sun.  cloud   Raining to Night   we all went to the Sunday School rehersal but M A he stayed at home not feeling very good    had a good time

Web’s diaries are very hard to read for several reasons.  One is that he wrote in pencil, he had no sharpener except a knife and he had no eraser.  Also these diaries were writen over a hundred years ago and time fades an all ready light work and my eyes are almost 80 years old so are not the sharpest.  Also Web could not spell any better than I can and  many of his letters are formed funny so I can not tell the difference between a b or a d or R, K, B all look the same.   He does not use a  period at the end of a sentence and he does not know where to put an upper case letter so it makes it hard sometimes to decide what he is saying.  Also, he is writing this for himself not every dreaming someone else would try to read them over a hundred years later but I am very thankful he wrote them.  It lets me look into a way of life I could never have found out about any other way.   I hope this picture of his diary clears up enought for you to read.  If it doesn’t I will try to do just one day so you can see his writing.

I hope this is better, if not I have no idea how to show you what I am up against.   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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