June 1912

Nice day today, partly cloudy and cool so I got outside and did a little weeding and cleaning up.  The storm we had yesterday and last night left a lot of branches down on the ground.  We don’t get the wind here under the mountain usually but yesterday it came in from the south and blew right down the drive.  The south is the only direction that does not have a ledge or hill to protect us.  No real damage  just lots of rain and wind.  Norman finished repairing the drive.  The road is very steep and washes away when it rains hard and we have had a few such storms lately so he put some cement on the side of the road to hold it in place.  Taking it rather easy each afternoon now.  I work on my family tree and knitting for Christmas and Norman putters in his work shop.  Won’t be long now before we go, I hope the onions get here before we leave!   Have a great day.

June 1, 1912  Sat.  Plesant   very nice day  Arthur Blodget Plowed the farding to day   I worked along     do some Backs

June 2   Sun.  Plesant & warm   all went to church   going this Eve

June 3  Mon. Plesant & warm   A very heavey Thunder storm last night   it struck in a number of places    I worked on Backs

June 4  Tues.  Plesant   Shower at Eve   the garding is so wet we canot plant any thing   I have got the Blues    Canady left after supper   no one knew of it   Dora got his Breakfast put up his dinner and waited for him to come but no Canady

June 5 Wed  Plesant but cool    I been hard up with the Pleuracy in my side   have not done much to day   Guy did not work but half day    no chairs for him

June 6  Thur.  Rained day   I have done nothing   my side is bad   I guess I shal have the Doc    Guy worked 1/2 day

June 7  Fri.  Plesant but cold   I had the Doc Childs  I guess I shal come out all rite  no garding planted   it one farmer planted 8 acreas corn and put 8 bags of Phasapate and it washed it all away

June 8  Sat  Plesant but cold   I am under the weather but gaining

June 9  Sun.  Plesant but cold Boys & Angie went to church    Dora my self stayed at Home    doc came to see me   I am feeling better   hope to get along very well

June 10  Mon.  Plesant    dora washed big one   I did not help   Herman helped before school   Mrs Loomis here most all day   Guy in the Shop   opened 100 pounds sugar  box cornmeal to day on itt    New boarder Johnson

June 11  Tues.  Plesant   worked a little in the garding

June 12  Wed.  Cloudy & rain   worked in the garding   got my small seeds all planted  Peas in

June 13  Thur.  Cloudy & Cold   I planted corn in the garding   I am 80 years old to day   My Father Planted corn 80 years to day  said it was the best corn he ever raised   he did not think I should love to this age

June 14   Fri.  Plesant   School closed to day and 5 took graduation  They done fine  Hall was filled

June 15 Sat.  Plesant   Planted Beans in the garding    that finished the garding work now it may grow if it has a mind to

June 16  Sun.  Cloudy & rain   all went to church   going this Eve   Miss Allis her scholars here to see her to Night   she going Home in the

June 17  Mon.  Cloudy  Molton Young come up from Boston this morning   went back to Night   we did not wash to day   it looks like Fall of the year   Cold enough to be     Herman comenced work in the shop

June 18  Tues.   Plesant  Dora washed big one   I been on the lazy list to day    have not done but little   Martha Woods come to day   glad to see her   going to work up here this summer for Gleason at Dublin

June 19  Wed.  Plesant   guy & Herman are to work in the shop    I done chores to day   been a nice day

June 20  Thur.  Plesant   I worked on chair Backs   no work for the Boys in the shop this week   I bought me a Pair Shoes $3.00

June 21  Fri.  Plesant   Cloudy   Boys not working   Guy rep his Boat  I am to work on Backs   it looks like rain   garding is starting a little  lettis is coming that big

June 22  Sat.  Plesant   No work in the shop for the Boys to work   I worked on Backs   Mr McComb to Keene with auto   took wife Hayes  Angie Thayer & Aith Blake

June 23  Sun.   Plesant  All went to Church   all went in the Eve but my self   not feeling well

June 24  Mon.  Plesant   dora washed   I myself was sick in the morning   feel better at Night    Boys worked a little in the shop    no work for them all the time

June 25  Tues.  Plesant & warm  Angie not feeling very well   out in the hot sun to much   I not about a little    watered the garding to Night   very dry    wants rain

June 26  Wed.  Plesant & warm   Guy worked in the shop   Herman no work   he went a strawberying   got a nice lot   I done no work but chores in the House

June 27  Thur.  Plesant & warm   I worked on C Backs   Guy in the shop   Herman nothing to do    we need rain   Angie is some better to day   hope she will not have a pull back

June 28  Fri.  Plesant & warm   Dora  Guy  Herman  went to Keene on Business about the choosing a guadine for the Boys   they choose Dora    Angie not very well

June 29  Sat.  Plesant am Cloudy pm   it looks as we may get a little rain  7 Boys gon to go upon Mt Madnock   the Boys took thare fixtures along  to stay all night   I hope it will not rain on them if it does it will make it bad for them   Angie not very much beter   bad caugh   Grace Thayer come to Night

June 30 Sun.  Plesant   Dora & my self went to Church   Boys come home from thare trip on the Mountain   had a good time

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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