Feb. 1911

Hi Nancy,  I am glad we worked out that problem.  Now did you get notified of my reply or will you have to go the yesterdays blog to read my reply?  If that is the case I will put my reply on the next days blog instead so you are sure to get the reply.   Today is the coldest yet this spring.  Only 44 degrees this morning so I have not gone out side yet.  After breakfast I will go to the garden and see if there are any more green tomatoes that have a little color to them and pick them to fry with the box I have down celler all ready.  That is my big job this morning.  I am getting a great supply of fried green tomatoes for winter.  They heat up so easily in my little crock pot, it never gets hot enough to cook them more, it only heats them up.  Last year I froze all the small tomatoes but then I had to cook them in other dishes which got to be a bore after a while.  This year I have them all fried so I can use them as is for a vegetable.  I really needed something different because we got no corn this year it was too expensive because so many farmers lost their crop due to the drough.   Now on with the story of 1911.

I made a mistake and put Feb.1 on Jan. 31   Jan.31  Tues. should have been:  Cold & windy   Ernest & Dora to Dublin to Night to meet singing     Sleigh load hay gon

Feb. 1, 1911  Wed.  Plesant & Cold   Dora went to the Ladies Aid at Mrs Brooks   not but a few thare    go on sleighs & wagons

Feb. 2  Thurs.  Cloudy & Snow  Caliming day   Old Bear come out  could not see his shadow   half of your = half of your meat & half of your hay    Angie good Girl

Feb. 3  Fri.  Plesant & clear   good sleighing  Logers are at work hauling wood & Logs   dora Paid Farwell rent to March

Feb 4.  Sat.  Cloudy snow & rain   bad day to be out  Herman not feeling well snow for good sleighing

Feb. 5  Sun.  Pleasant   Ernest   Dora & Boys went the church   the Boys & angie sunday school   Miss Ellis went-

Feb. 6  Mon.  Cloudy & cold   dora washed  I done House work & washed floors    Teams hauling Logs   good sleding

Feb. 7  Tues.  Snoow   snowed most all night till noon to day    bad day to be out

Feb. 8  Wed.  Cloudy   Mr Dunn has taken the No 8 schorles to Jesem to exibition   big load  15 of them   good time

Feb. 9  Thurs.  Cloudy  Ernest went to East Harrisivlle with groc   Mrs McComb here Even   Cutt out aprons for Dora   one for her self

Feb. 10  Fri.  Cloudy  Plesant  snow   Teams are hauling logs & wood   good time to do work

Feb. 11  Sat.  Plesant   George Davis varnished Dora’s Bureau & comodie    did not make any chances.  Dora give him apple dumplings and donuts

Feb. 12  Sun.  Cloudy   Ernest  Dora & Boys went to church   Angie & my self stayed at home

Feb. 13  Mon.  cloudy  dora washed to day   clothes are all out for it storms   Menare loging good time

Feb. 14  Tues.  cloudy  George Davis took Dora up to Corbun Farwells visiting  & went after her   done well   good man

Feb. 15  Wed.  Plesant   I went down to the Depot   Stoped at Hattie Knowltons   Dora went to the Circle   I wrote to Moses

Feb. 16   Thur.  Plesant   Mrs Loomis was here to day   Hattie Knowlton and little Bou   I went to the store for eggs

Feb. 17  Fri.  Cloudy & Rain  not much of a day for business   it is very slipery   Dora & Mrs McComb ware working together to day

Feb. 18  Sat.  Plesant  Dora done lots of House work to day   I helped her & swept & washed dishes  washed for her

Feb. 19  Plesant   all went to Church but my self   I not feeling very well

Feb. 20  Mon.  Cloudy & snow  Dora washed then went down to Hattie Knowltons   I went over to R McCalls shop   good talk

Feb. 21  Tues.  Plesant & cold   Loers are at work loading a carr with logs    good sleighing   Miss Ellis taken sick

Feb. 22  Wed.  Plesant a m  Cloudy p m  Ladies Aid have a supper at the vestry   good turn out   I stay at Home

Feb. 23  Thur.  Pleasnt & cold  Mr Upton is hauling in our years wood  10 cords at $3.65 pr cord   Dora washed dishes at vestry

Feb. 24  Fri.  Snow mon  cold   going to Home Tallent Play to Night   Hatties Boy been here all day   good Boy

Feb 25 Sat.  Plesant  Mr Upton finished hauling wood for Ernest    snow melting to day

Feb. 26   Sun.   Cloudy  All went to church  but Dora & children to Sabath School

Feb. 27  Mon.  Plesant  Towser has gon to live with Wylman Foleman    Dora washed to day    Snow is going fast

Feb. 28  Plesant but cold   it has been a cold day   the rooms has been the coldest this winter    Angie is making a quilt

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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2 Responses to Feb. 1911

  1. Things are working just fine Carol so don’t change a thing. Those fried green tomatos sure do sound great and bet they add flavor to any dish!!!!! What a lucky man there beside you!!!!!
    My romance is moving wonderfully!!! He is so attentive….I can not believe such a fine man exists in this wild world. I just pray the Gods don’t look down and get jealous and think like Icarus I am flying too close to the sun!!!!!Cold here too and I put a little heat on this a.m. Hate to use my oil this early but don’t want to get chilled and sick before my eye surgery on Thursday. David comes down from Vt. tomorrow eve. for a couple of days. More after the surgery! Love…….

    • I am glad we finally got this figured out. I like getting an update whenever possible. I just wish my kids would do the same. I love hearing up so upbeat. Life can be so good at this age but it does seem to kick us in the teeth too often also. I guess we just feel life more now, it is more dear once you hit 80 and want to notice and enjoy every day. The fried tomatoes are great and I know we will enjoy them all winter. I even like the batter cooked and frozen. I just put the frozen tomatoes I did yesterday into quart bags and I ate the scrapes that were left of the cookie sheet- still frozen and loved those so I know the real thing will be good this winter, a little taste of summer! This week Norman goes for his eye shot again. It is every two months but it seems as if he is going all the time, he hates it so! He will have to have his cateracts taken care of some time in the not too distant future but they are putting it off as long as they can because he has only the one good eye that he gets the shots in and there is always a chance that the surgery could do more harm than good and if he loses that eye he will not be able to drive any more or read. Best of luck with your surgery, Shirley is very happy with hers. She said it was like putting the shades up and letting the light in. Love Carol

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