March 1912

Went into McMinnville this morning to get some meat.  We were almost out.  We always go to Food Land for the meat, they have very good meat and fair prices.  Also got some bananas.  Went to the Farmer’s Market and got some apples and turnips.  I talked with Brent about tomato plants for next spring and got those all ordered.  Not much else different here.  I worked on the family tree and sent information about the tree to a new friend .  Have a great day.

Mar. 1, 1912  Fri.  Plesant but cold  9 below zero  Guy in the shop $1.40   the rest of us did not do much   Teams are hauling Lumber & boards to the Depot

March 2  Sat.  Plesant but cold   not much doing to day  guy worked till noon   We have no Backs   not till Tuesday   Angie good to day

Mar. 3  Sun. Plesant & cold  all went to Church but my self   I stayed at Home   not feeling first rate   cold so far in March

Mar. 4  Mon.  Plesant  not so cold   dora washed to day   got done 9 oc  all cleared up House work   all done up by 10 oc   Guy in the Shop   Had Jonny cake and milk for supper   it was good to

Mar. 5 Tues Plesant but cold   Guy in the shop $1.50   Milton Young died to day at 5 PM   Dora going in the morning    no Backs yet to work   have some in a day or two

Mar. 6  Wed.  Plesant but cold 8 degrees below   dora gone up Home to her Fathers   Mrs Hardy keeping House for her   we have but one boarder now   tom Campbel   we are no work but   Guy he in the shop

March 7  Thur. Plesant and warm   work on chair Backs   Guy in the shop 1/2 day  80cts  he will work tomorrow   Milton Young was buried to day at the Centre   Dora was thare

March 8  Fri.  Plesant   a nice day   Guy in the shop  Herman spliting wood at the door yard 10 cord to split   I am Backing chairs   the snow melts to day   Potatoes $1.40 per bush   have to go slow

March 9  Sat.  cloudy  Backed Chair Backs  & Herman took them to the shop    it snowed a little last Night   Mrs Hardy is at the Libery this afternoon    come home to get supper

March 10  Sun.  Plesant & cool   Boys & Angie went to Church morning & Eve   I did not feel to go
March 11  Mon.  Plesant but cool   dora not come yet   expected her to night for sure but no come   Herman got some backs so we shal have something to do 12 – 15 cts  ones

March 12  Tues.  Cloudy & snow   town meeting to day  old Boards select men ware  Elected Town clerk the same   Memis McCall & Cunniham   School Board   Dora got home to night from Haverhill     Floid McComb birth day   Boys over thare to party

March 13  Wed.  Cloudy some rain   Guy in the shop   I worked on Backs

March 14  Thur.  Plesant   Guy in the shop   I worked on chair Backs   the Ladys ade went up to Mr Farwells  his birth day   Dora did not go   had a bad cold

March 15  Fri.  Rainey   it rains hard to Night   Buy in the shop   I am to work on Backs   Herman went to the shop with Backs all filled   bad day to be out   dora not feeling good   bad cold most sick

March 16  Sar.  Plesant   Guy in the am split wood pm   worked with him   Herman done chores   got chair Backs for us to fill    Cole (coal) is all gone   Tom Campbel brought us 100 lbs

March 17  Sun.  Plesant  Boys & Angie & my self went to Church in the Eve   Dora stayed at home

March 18  Plesant  dor washed a big one   I done the House work then worked on the wood pile & Backed Chairs    wagons are on the road & sleighs to    the Lake is covered with Ice   they quit going across it to day

March 19 Plesant   Herman split wood   I helped and backed chairs   Dora Backed one   Guy in the shop   Mr Knowlton died to day in Concor in the

March 20  Plesant but cold   I split wood till I frose out then I went into the House   Guy in Shop   Herman woked a little on the wood

March 21  Thur.  Snow all day  Mr Knowlton furneral was to day   Mr Miller Preached the serman   bad day to be out   Guy in the shop   angie went to Malborro to see & visit Mrs Condon family    she had a good time

March 22 Fri  Plesant but cold  like winter   snow did not melt to day   work on chair Backs   Guy in the shop   he made to day $1.50  that is good for  a boy 14 years old chap   Angie come home to day   She 10 years old

March 23  Sat.   Plesant   Miss Allis come back to night   glad to see her   guy worked in the shop till noon   I worked on backs   the wood is covered with snow so we did not split any   went across the Lake with teams to day

March 24  Sun   Snowed all day   Snowed all last night  big lot of snow on the ground  12 in   it is still snowing   no meeting to day   every body is still and quiet

March 25  Mon.  Plesant but cold   Dora would not wash to day  to big lot snow and the wind blew from the North   the snow blowed on the Lake as it did in January   Guy in shop  School comenced to day   Herman & Angie goes   Miss teaches the uper school   Miss the lower school

March 26  Tues.  Plesant but cold 12 degrees below zero   Dora washed   I helped do the work   I am not feeling very good to day   Teams hauled loads across the Lake wood   it very cold   sleighs are on the move   no wagons

March 27  Wed.  Plesant   very nice day   the sun cutts the snow   it is a good  sap day   Guy in the shop $2.00 to day   that is big for a boy 14 years old   he is a good boy to work   I work on chair backs

March 28  Thur.  Plesant & warm   Guy in the shop   I worked on C Backs  wagons going on the roads   snow runns fast   good sap day

March 29  fri  Rain most all day   Guy in the shop   Iworked on C Backs   bad going no school to day  rained to hard

March 30  Sat.  Plesant   Guy has gon up to New Port to his Uncle Lem Bartons to get some sugar to eat and stay a week   he will have a good time   Herman went to Keene do some Trading   got him Brouces 2 of them   he come home   Guy went on to New Port

March 31  Sun.  Plesant   Dora  Angie & Herman went to Church   I stayed at Home.

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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