Dec. 1908 The end of a long hard year.

Another great fall day.  I worked in the lower garden a short while and pulled some weeds then  pcked some tomatoes that have started to lighten up.  I put them out to ripen, they will be ready to fry in a couple days.  Now I have three boxes of the green tomatoes and by Monday I will be ready to fry again.   I packaged up the ones I fried yesterday and got 5 quarts or 5 meals.  I am getting quite a few fried tomatoes, they will taste so good when we come back the first of March.  Then I came back up and weeded the flower garden a little longer and then weeded around the fruit trees.  Still have some weeding to do in the side garden and the berries but I ran out of steam and also had to get dinner ready.  That always takes about an hour and a half to do.  Today we had baked fish, baked potatoes, and baked butternut squash along with fried green beans and almonds warmed up fried tomatoes and Norman had Swiss Chard.  I don’t care for Swiss Chard and he loves it so I let him have all of that, I finished the Chop Soy from yesterday.   I love my little dipper food warmer because I can heat up a very small amount of anthing that is left over and we never have to throw away anything or over eat and we get a great variety in the vegetables.  Haven’t done much this afternoon just knit on a pair of gloves and watch a movie.  Have a great day.

Dec. 1, 1908  Tues.  Plesant  Ernest in store   sink drain stoped up   took it of the sink    got the stick out off the drain   all right now     had a check $21.00 from Paquay Lodge

Dec. 2  Wed.  Cloudy   Ernest in store   snow squalls   I writen to Mose to day   the wind blows from the North and it is cold

Dec. 3  Thurs.  Plesant  Ernest in store    he went to East Harrisville with groc    I went over to Mr Farwell   store for Dora after lace   Ernest &  Knowlton moved into thare old Home

Dec. 4  Fri.  Cloudy   Ernest in store   it looks like a big rain a comeing    Ice all out of the Pond

Dec. 5  Sat.  Plesant   Ernest in store   snow last Night    Cold wind to day   I took a walk    went over most to Greg Davis   Lake all froze over

Dec. 6   Sun.  Rain   Ernest in store   snow storm last Night   rained this morning   it has rained all day hard but did not take the snow of   Dora washed left the washing in the House.

Dec. 8  Tues.  Plesant   Ernest in store   I been and made Mrs. McCall a visit of an hour   had a good talk about her visit of November   Paid for My raisor had of Cunnham $1.00

Dec. 9  Wed.  Cloudy   Ernest in store   Sleighs & wagons runn bout on the road to day but it is good sleighing   dora is making Angie a dress to day   Boys out on the ice a sliding

Dec. 10  Thurs.  Plesant   Ernest in store   Ernest gone to East Harrisville with groc   Having the coal put in cellar for the winter  2 ton

Dec. 11  Fri.  Snow Storm   Ernest in store   it commenced to snow about noon   I think it will make good sleighing

Dec. 12  Sat  Cloudy & Plesant   Ernest in store    good sleighing     the Hunters have killed a good many deer this season

Dec. 13  Sun  Snow Storm   Ernest & the Boys went to church   Dora Angie & my Self stayed at Home

Dec. 14    Mon.   Plesant   Ernest in store   Dora washed to day   no wahing machine   good sleighing

Dec. 15  Tues.  Plesant   Ernest in store   it is a warm day   the snow melts some   Dora & Hattie Knowlton gone to East Harrisville   Hatties sister is sick   they gone down to see her

Dec. 16  Wed.  Plesant   Ernest in store   I went out walking this fore noon   went with Ernest with the groc after noon    Lampman hauling in wood for Ernest

Dec. 17  Thurs  Cloudy   Ernest in store  Ernest went to East Harrisville with groc   it looks like a storm   Martha Woods come home to Night

Dec. 18  Fri.  snow storm   Ernest in store   it has snowed all day   it is snowing very hard now at 4 Oclock

Dec. 19  Sat.  Plesant   Ernest in store   good sleighing   men are hauling up thare wood for them selves & others    Ernest & Dora went to Keene to trade for Christmas   got the boys suit cloths & over coat for him self

Dec. 20  Sun.  Cloudy   Ernest  Dora & the Boys went to Church   Angie  my self stayed at Home   snow squalls   Ernest not feeling very well

Dec. 21    Mon.  Cloudy   Ernest in store    Dora washed big one   I helped do some   done some House work   snowed some to day

Dec. 22   Tues.  Cloudy   Ernest in store   I went to the store and to Robert MCalls shop  good sleighing

This is Robert McCalls Blacksmith Shop that Web liked to visit.  Was here that he would meet the men of the village to talk with about things he understood.   As long as the horse was the main means of transportation Web had something he could hold onto.  When the horse went out there was nothing in this town he knew.

Dec. 23  Wed.  Plesant   Ernest in store   I went over to the store got a loaf Bread   good sleighing

Dec. 24  Thurs.  Cloudy   ernest in store   Ernest gon to East Harrisville with groc   going to be a Xmas Tree at the vestry to Night

Dec. 25  Fri.  Cloudy   Ernest in store   Xmas day   day snow squalls   warmer   I had a letter from the Sequtary Mountain View Lodge saying they will Pay me $55.00 on sickness

Dec. 26  Sat.  Cloudy  Ernest in store   Had the wood sawed   Paid the sawer $2.45  for sawing the wood   good sleighing   not very cold

Dec. 27  Sun.  Plesant  Ernest  Dora & the Boys went to church   angie & my self stayed at Home   commenced on the Beefe at supper

Dec. 28  Mon.  Plesant   Ernest in store    Dora washed big one   got the wood in to the shed   Boys done good work    I give them 10 cts    thar Father give  10 cts

Dec. 29  Tues.   Plesant  Ernest in store   my carpet come from Ora Thayer & cricket & picture

Dec. 30  Wed.  cloudy   Ernest in store   snow squalls all day   Herman went down to East Harrisville to school   Easbeth Blake Teaches   I wrote to Mountain View Lodge to day    Dora sick to day

Dec. 31   Plesant   Ernest in store   Ernest went o East Harrisville with groc   Guy W Thayer went to East Harrisville to school   Dora is sick with a cold   I am doing the work

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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1 Response to Dec. 1908 The end of a long hard year.

  1. Joyce Larrabee says:

    Glad to hear that you got in some relaxation time, and watched a movie. ♥

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