A New Year, A New Diary

Sunday, the day of rest.  Today we clean the house and write letters then take the day off.  Of course I cook and today looks like a good day to make the bread instead of waiting to tomorrow when I really need it.  Last night it got cold, 47 degrees this morning but the sun is out so it should warm up quickly.  If my tomatoes get some red on them I will fry those today also.  Have a great day.

The diary for 1910 is missing.  I don’t know if it was distroyed, lost or if some one else has it.   I know Warren kept some and Phyllis had one that she gave to the Historical Society in Concord, NH.  But I have no idea which ones they have.  So we will go on with 1911 and maybe get some clue was to what has happened in the last year.  I know Dora was taking in boarders so maybe we will meet some new faces in the home.

Jan. 1, 1911  Sun.  Cloudy  Ernest  my self  Boys went to chruch   Miss Ellis went  (Miss Ellis must be a new boarder.   The new teachers all boarded at Dora’s so I think Miss Ellis must be the new teacher.)

Jan. 2  Mon.  Cloudy & rain   snow most all gone  Show at the Hall   not good   Boys went no fire in my stove

Jan. 3  Tues.  Rain all day   snow all gone   go on wheels now   no fire   Hartford Times   $1.00

Jan. 4  Wed.  Plesant  going on wheels   sleighing all gon   fire to night

Jan. 5   Thurs.  Cold   Ernest went East Harrisville with groc   cold day to be out

Jan. 6  Fri.  Cloudy   nothing going on but the Show at the Hall that no good for nothing    our Boys go   ( You will note Web writes very little this year as his diary is very small and there are five days on each page so he has only four short lines to write all that he wants to record.)

Jan. 7 Sat.   Plesant   Ernest in store   his Left Hand and Arm feels as it was a sleep   he must see the Doc

Jan. 8   Cloudy   sun.  Ernest . Boys &  D W went to church

Jan. 9  Mon.   Plesant   Dora washed    I helped do the House work   Angie good girl

Jan. 10  Tues.  Plesant  Ernest is filling Geo Knowlton Ice House   Dora at Mrs. combs working on angies dress  My knees lame

Jan. 11  Wed.   Cloudy   Ernest go his Ice House filled   they are hauling Ice & Logs 6 or 8 Teams are on the Lake  Logs & Ice

Jan. 12  Thurs.  Warm & Plesant   Ernest had saw dust put on his Ice to day   We are hauling Ice and logs to mill

Jan. 13  Fri.  Cloudy   Mask Kerade Ball at the Hall   United five get it up our folds are all going but Web

Jan. 14  Sat.  Warm & cloudy   good sleighing not but a little snow   Ice in the road   dora had letter from Emma

Jan. 15  Sun.  Cloudy   All went to church 7 of us   School Marm made 7    very good sermon

Jan. 16  Mon. Plesant but cold  Dora washed to day   got done at 10 Ocl   floors all washed   I done House work   very cold day

Jan. 17  Tues.  Plesant & cold   Teams are drawing logs & wood   not but a little snow

Jan. 18  Wed.  Plesant   I went over to R McCalls shop   he is shoeing Horses 12 oe 15 a day   good sleighing   all ice

Jan. 19  Thurs.  Plesant  Dora went up to Hellen Knowltons   make her a call   I filled chari Backs

Jan. 20  Fri.  Plesant   Mrs. Corbun Farwell   made a call this after noon   Nice time  Guy went gunning   got none ( Dad always told us the story of his going hunting.  He sat and waited all day and then saw a nice buck at the edge of the brook.  He took careful aim, then put his gun down and said, “Run along little deer, I won’t hurt you.”  That was the end of his hunting.)

Jan. 21  Sat.  Cloudy  It rained some to day   it looks like a thaw   Miss Allice gone to Dublin with Thed Emery to Musical Time

Jan. 22  Sun.  Plesant  all went to church  7 of us  school Teacher made 7

Jan. 23  Mon.  Plesant   Dora washed to day   got done at 9 oc   it has been a very plesant day   sleighing gone

Jan. 24  Tues.  Plesant   Dora made 4 calls and no one at Home   to Night she gone to Lady meeting

Jan. 25  Wed.  Plesant   Dora went down to see Baby & she see 4 all about of a big   she said she would be crazy

Jan. 26  Thurs.  little snow & cloudy  I filled 2 chair backs   Guy warped 2    dora went to McCombs to sew

Jan. 27  Fri.  Fark Cloudy Day   Mr Marnell arrived to night   stayes till Monday   Miss Ellis Pleased   Dora will have to fly around

Jan. 28  Sat.  Windy & cold   Mr Marnell & Miss Ellis went to Keene   bad day to be out   it is very slipery

Jan. 29  Sun.  Cloudy & cold   Ernest  Angie & Boys went to church  Mr Marnell & Miss Ellis went to Atk

Jan. 30  Mon.  Plesant & windy   Miss Ellis & Miss blake went to Keene to visit schools   Mr Marnell went home    Dora washed   the wind blew the blanket

Jan. 31  Tues.  Plesant & cold  Dora went to the Ladies Aid at Mrs. Brooks   not but a few thare   go on sleighs and wagons

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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