Hi Nancy, Thank you for calling today with the news from NH. I will give you the updates from here on the farm before the diary from now on so if you are in a hurry you can keep up with my progress here. Today I fried green tomatoes and now have them in the freezer on a cookie sheet. When they are frozen I will put them into freezer bags and keep them for this winter. I got four meals fried today. Norman had to fix his tractor. One of the parts came out and bent so he is getting that back in. It is a part on the lawn mower attachment. I wish he would just junk that and get a new riding lawn mower and have the tractor just a tractor, then he would not get caught up on the stumps. Oh, well that is his problem and I will keep my nose out of it. I called Shirley and told her about Skipper. She will send a card also. Guess that is all for now. Love Carol
Nov.1, 1908 Sun. Cold All stayed at Home Glenns face is sore whare he fell It looks as so we should have to stay here in the Ark
Nov. 2 Mon. Cold Ernest in store Dora & Hattie gone to East Harrisville Glens face is very sore whare he fell on the ground
Nov. 3 Tues. Plesant Ernest in store I have beenup to vote and voted for Bryan good news we are a going to move to the Brick House.
This is the house they moved into. The center of town was all built around the lake. This is the canal that feeds the water into the mill which powered the mill. The lake was used for drinking water and a place to put all the sewage, that is why there was so much typhoid fever in the town. This pratice conintued into the 50’s. Many people drank sping water or dug their own wells which helped alot. The people all swam in the lake believing the sand in the lake would clean the water because it was swift moving. Now the lake is clean and no longer a dumping ground.
Nov. 4 Wed. Cold Ernest in store We moved to day Ernest done the work. Knowlton gone into Mrs Stratons House belongs to the Church.
Nov. 5. Thurs. Cold Ernest in store Ernest went to East Harrisville with Groc got it fixed up around our new Home so it looks as though we might live
Nov. 6 Fri. Fri. Cold Ernest in store Ernest delivers Goods to day Glen bank up the steps got it fixed up around the house in good shape
Nov. 7 Sat. Cloudy Wrnest & Dora went to Keene to do some Trading got the Boys some over coats carpet for room stair carpet Dora a Hat many other things
Nov. 8 sun. cloudy All stayed at Home there was a meeting but did not Know of it till it was to late to go.
Nov. 9 Mon. Plesant Ernest in store Herman did not go to school not feeling well I repared out side door latch so it will shut
Nov. 10 Tues. Warm Ernest in store Herman went to school this morning Hattie Knowlton went to Keene to day going to stay all night.
Nov. 11 Wed. Cloudy Ernest is store Layed the Carpet in front room it looks good set up coal stove
Nov. 12 Thurs. cloudy Ernest in store Glenn gone home to day he has had a good time- he wanted a job to work but could not get one Dora & mys=Self put down the stair carpet done a good job
Nov. 13 Fri. Cold Ernest in store Ernest delivers Grocs to day dora making her a Knight dress
Nov. 14 Sat. Cloudy Ernest in store I went out cauling for the first time since I was Sick went to John Farwells & Rob McCall B Shop Mrs McCall was gon
Nov. 15 Sun. Plesant It snowed last Night 2 inches we all stayed home Angie got a sore hand drinking water is all denid up in this Place
Nov. 16 Mon. Plesant Ernest in store Molton is back from Haverhill all well sais the folks are all well
Nov. 17 Tues. Snow Squalls Ernest in store Molton went out to Keene to day stayes with us to Night
Nov. 18 Wed. Plesant Ernest in store had a few snow squalls the rest of the time plesant Molton went to Boston this morning Dora not well to Night had the Dr
Nov. 19 Thurs. cloudy Ernest in store snow squalls all day Ernest went to East Harrisville with groc Dora not very well to day I am some same to day
Nov. 20 Fri. Plesant Ernest in store school finished this quarter to day Dora feels a little better but not well
Nov. 21 Sat. Plesant Ernest in store The roads are muddy Dr Burns went a Rabit Hunting d0 not know he made out Dora is some better does some work
Nov. 22 Sun. Plesant Ernest & Boys went to church said they had a good sermon
Nov. 23 Mon. Plesant Ernest in store very nice day Ernest delivering good
Nov. 24 Plesant Ernest in store very fine day I wrote to M A Meader times dull it is enough to make a man home sick
Nov. 25 Cloudy Ernest in store Dora is making ready for Thanksgiving it very much like rain
Nov. 26 Thurs. Cloudy Ernest in store Thanksgiving day had a good dinner duck, 1 chicken and things to eat with them to many to tell the Durnants Girls eat with us
Nov. 27 Fri. Plesant Drnest in store Martha Woody made us a call she is going to Keene to Night I raked up the door yard it looks like spring
Nov. 28 Sat. Plesant Ernest in store not much going on ground as dry as in summer no rain
Nov. 29 Sun. Plesant Ernest Dora & the Boy went to church Angie my Self stayed at Home Marth Woods stayed at her home here in this House gone back to day whare she at work
Nov. 30 Mon. Cloudy Ernest in store Dora wash to day big one got done at 9 oc I done some of the House work washed dishes made Beds & Swept all of the rooms
It worked Carol and thanks. Loved the picture of the Harrisville house! Did you know that Mom and I lived in the attic one summer when I was about 3 yrs. old? Think I told you, Mom worked in the telephone office with Louise Bergeron. I remember being taken up via a step ladder and Mom was so afraid I would fall down the hole that was open in the floor. That is the summer Mrs. Deselets, can’t spell it , took such good care of me. I have a picture of her holding me in her arms. Tell me again who TUT was? I can see him now with his wicker chair tipped back against the brick wall of the house outside.smoking his pipe. I was a bit afraid of him for no reason.
thanks for the memories Carol!!!!!!!!
Love you, Nancy
Hi Nancy, I did know you lived in that room over the kitchen but I didn’t know when. The stairs to the room was a dark, no lights closed in stairs from behind the kitchen up to that room. They were very steep but they were stairs not a ladder. That is the room that the family lived in during the teens when Auntie rented out all the rooms. She ran a rooming house and had lots of people living there, some just came for meals. Here table must have been full at each meal. Tut was Seldon Tuttle who lived in the front bedroom beyond the living room. He was one of her boarders that lived there for years. He took Web’s room after Web died in 1917. He lived there until he died somewhere in the 50’s I think. He used to sit outside to chew his tobacco cause Auntie would not let him chew in the house. He used to sit for hours and play cards and his cards had big dark brown stains on the corners from his tobacco chewing. He was a scary guy but just because he was old and didn’t talk much. He didn’t dislike kids but he had no great interest in them either so he came off as scary. I would love a copy of the picture of Mrs. Dislets. Auntie spoke of her often in her diary. She lived up next to the old school house. Her husband was the janitor of the school when I was a student there. Her daughter, Mrs. Rogers lived in the bigger house there on the corner of school hill just below her parents house. Thanks for filling in that bit of history for me. I had no idea you remembered living there. I do remember playing telephone operator so we must have visited you mother at work once in a while. Have a great day. Carol