June 1911

Nice to talk to you today, Shirley.  I bet that orchid is going to be beautiful.  I have no idea when we will get up to see you.  Right now we have all plans on hold until we see what Becca needs from us this year.  It is hard for her to go far or fast with three little ones to pack up every where they want to go and with Chris working out of town most weeks she has to do it all herself.  Patty goes over alot but when you are as busy as Becca anything short of a full time maid doesn’t seem like much.   Today I picked 24 banana peppers and stuffed them with a hambur/rice stuffing and froze 6 dinners and 2 suppers for this winter.   My freezers are getting so full I am going to have to stop  and either eat the food from the garden or toss some out.   It goes against my grain to toss out good food but I have no one to give it to and the two freezers can only hold so much and the truck will be full of can goods as it is so I guess I will have no choice.    It is so nice a clean out back.  You can see all the way to the garden from the screened porch.  When we came here it was like sitting in a tree when you went out on the porch, now you have a nice long view.   Norman pulled the last four rows of green bean plants and I fized the beans and cooked them.  I got 5 quarts of them.  I will keep about half of them out to fry for dinners and have frozen the other half to have in two weeks.  We need to start eating some on the the vegetables in the freezer before we go to Florida but can’t until the garden stops producing.  All for tonight.  Have a great day.

June 1, 1911  Thur.  Cold   Rained last Night  been cloudy all day   I have been doing house work    floors  thats my work

June 2  Fri.  Plesant   Dora & Mrs McComb went down to Mrs Water    it is very cold for this time of year

June 3   Sat.  Cold   Ernest  Dora & Guy went to Keene to do some Trading   Miss Ellis   Herman Angie D W kept house

June 4  Sun.  Cold  All went  to Church but Angie & my self

June 5  Mon.  Cloudy & cold  Dora washed to day  got done at 9 1/2 oclock    I done house work    washed the floors

June 6  Tues.  Rainey day   not much work to day   very quiet   glad for the rain

June 7   Wed.  Rain a m Cloudy p m   Ladys Ade day with Dora but one come     George Davis Painted the church stove pipe

June 8  Thur.  Plesant   Went with Ernest East Harrisvill  with groc    Barkers cow got into Helpins well   got her out

June 9  Fri.  Plesant   Fixed or Rep Dora window   sills made them wider to set plants on    hoed in garden

June 10   Sat.  Cloudy   Guy gone fishing with 2 lay off comd  up to long meadow

June 11  Sun.  Cloudy & cold   All went to church   it was Childrens day    the children spoke & sung

June 12  Mon.  Cloudy & cold Dora washed    I done House chores   it is cold for June

June 13  Tues.  Cloudy & cold   I am Seventy Nine years old to day   D W M     big Thunder shower in the Eve

June 14  Wed.  Cloudy & cold   Ladys ade met with Dora    it is cold weather

June 15  Thur.  Plesant& cool  Guy gone to Dublin to see the Soldiers   they stop at Dublin

June 16  Fri.  Showers & Plesant   School finished to day   5 Schollars graduated   Guy was one of them   done well  (This was from the 8th grade. )

June 17  Sat.  Plesant    Gall game to day   Harrisville beat Hancock boys

June 18 Sun.  Plesant   apart of the family went to church   the rest part  at Home

June 19  Mon.  Plesant   Dora washed   got done at 9 o cl    I done the House work   wased floors

June 20  Tues.  Plesant & cool    Planted Potatoes in garding    I went up to Geo Davises    very cool

June 21  Wed.  Cold   Ernest is sick   Pluresy fever   very sick had the Doc Childs

June 22  Thur.  Doc come to day   sais Ernest is a little better   Lena Farwell got a Girl Baby

June 23  Plesant but cold   Doc come two times   Ernest very sick   Mrs Brooks helped Dora to day

June 24  Plesant  Doc here twice   Ernest is very sick   he got a carbunkle on his chin   Mrs Brooks helps Dora

June 25  Plesant  Bad news   Ernest died 9 0cl am  Pluresy Fever Blood Poison   Sick  days

June 26  Cloudy  Dora  Mrs McComb went to Keene to trade with Team to Marlboro

June 27  Cloudy   Mr Colidge give a prayer    the neighbors turned out to take there last look of E C T

June 28  Plesant am  snow pm   we all went with Irving  Glen & Molton    arived at North Haverhill with Ernest remans

June 29  Plesant  Blanch Young was at North Haverhill   I come out with her to M J Young

June 30  Fri   Plesant & warm   I am down at M B Meader   come with Morris Young from M J Youngs

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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