May 1911

Long day to day.  We left here right after breakfast, about 6:40 and got into Murfreesboro at 8:10 for Norman’s eye doctor appointment.  We asked about trying to stop the shots but when given all the information decided against stopping them.  He will have the macular degeneration all his life and with only one good eye we can’t take the chance.  There is no cure.   The best we can hope for is to keep it in remission for as long as we can.  So we will be back there in 8 weeks.  We stopped at Food Land on the way home and got some bananas on sale.  We also got a few items that we needed and got home about 11 a.m.   I went right to work on the banana bread and had four loaves in the oven by dinner time.  Then got four more loaves in right after dinner.  I also pick up some apples on sale and put two apple pies in the freezer for later.  Then finished the afternoon frying some more tomatoes.  I finished up about 3 and we watched a good movie this evening “The Black Rose ”   They are calling for rain tomorrow so maybe I’ll get some computer work done.  Have a great day.

May 1, 1911  Mon.  Clear & Cloudy   Dora washed big one   I done a part of the House work    backed one chair back

May 2, 1911  Tues.  Thunder storm last Night   I worked on chair backs   Dora cleaning House

May 3, 1911  Wed.  Cold   Dora took her Carpet up in seting room & cleaned the room   Martha Woods come to day looking well

May 4, 1911  Thur.  Cold   Ernest give up the Store to day   to big a sum    I worked on chair backs

May 5, 1911  Fri.  Plesant   Dora cleaned House    I backed chair backs    Martha gon to Dublin for work

May 6, 1911  Sat. Cold   Martha has gone out for a work    Dora doing her work cooking     I am to work on chair back

May 7   Sun.  Plesant Miss Ellis has company to day  here at dinner   Ernest and Boys went to church

May 8  Mon.  Plesant   Dora washed to day   a big one   It is very dry    we want rain  Box from Charley       Lydia Picture

May 9   Tues.  Plesant   Uncle Henry Farwell hung the Screne doors    rained a little last night    it is very dry

May 10   Wed.  Plesant   dry & warm   we kneed rain   Dora went to Circle  Ade   Hardys 4 thare

May 11   Thur.  Plesant & warm   Dora been cleaning House    I done some of the House work   Ernest to East Harrisville

May 12  Plesant  with shower    had a Thunder show at Night   not mucn rain    we kneed rain   Dora cleaning House

May 13  Sat.  Plesant   Mr Farwell Painted the Boat   we put it into the Lake to day  Teacher & Herman went to Keene

May 14  Sun.  Plesant   all went to church but angie & Web

May 15  Mon.  Plesant   Dora washed big one   I done some of the work    Canavan is gone   Ernest is alone

May 16  Tues.  Plesant   Ernest is alone in the store   Expet Canavan to Night   I spaded Dora Flower bed

May 17  Wed.  Plesant   Ernest got his garding Plowed   Canavan not home yet   grass a little

May 18   Thur.  Cloudy   rained a little   Ernest & Dora went to East Harrisville with groc    all Plesant no rain

May 19  Fri.  Cloudy   Tunder Storm at Moon   mice rain   makes the grass grow

May 20  Sat.  Plesant & warm   Harrisville had Ball game against Keene   Keene 10 to 8   Harrisville    Dora & Guy Birth day

May 21  Sun.  Plesant   all went Church  7 of us   Sent Charley crost $1.00 for decoration day

May 22   Plesant & hot   Dora washed a big one   got done at 10 Oc   Aurther Blodget is plowing McComb garding

May 23  Tues.  Cloudy & cold  have not seen the sun to day   it looks as though we should get some which we much need

May 24  Wed.  Cloudy   Cloudy & rain   no sun to day in sight   Towser the Dog we give away is with us    he will go back soon

May 25  Thur.  Cloudy & Plesant   rain in the morning   shower p m    grass is growing    farmers planting corn

May 26  Fri.  Cloudy & Plesant   good growing time   Farmers planting corn   some is comeing up

May 27  Sat.  Plesant & warm   went with Ernest up to Nelson to Scotts with groc    worked in the garding planting

May 28  Sun.  Plesant   all went to Church but Angie

May 29   Mon.  Plesant   Dora washed got done at 9 o clock   McComb Planted his potatoes to day

May 30   Plesant   Harrisville had two Ball games   beat both times   George Knowlton run into Thomas with his suckle

May 31  Wed.  Cloudy   George Knowlton put in his gas & Tank to day    it looks like it might rain.

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 May 1911

  1. Joyce Larrabee says:

    We will pray that Norman’s eyes will stay strong, and that you both will stay well this winter. Glad to hear you do take some time off and relax watching a movie. ♥

    • Thank you for your prays. We do take time off. We don’t get cell phone service out here but we do get netflix so get three movies a week and never miss watching those as soon as they come and we get cable so we watch quite a few movies on that. There isn’t much else on TV worth watching and I find if I sit for long periods I get so stiff I can’t move so I don’t like to sit for too long. We only have two more months before we head for Florida. I am looking forward to seeing the great grand kids again. It has been three months since I have seen them and they change so much so fast at this age so can’t wait to get down there and play with them. Stay well and have a great day.

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