July 1912

Left the house early this morning.  We had an appointment in Sparta to have the truck serviced so we would be ready for the trip to Florida next month.  That took until noon so didn’t get any farm work done today.   Stopped into Save Alot on the way home to do the weekly shopping, still not much we need as we are still eating off the garden with one vegetable from the freezer.  We did get a chicken for tomorrow.  I also have to make bread tomorrow as we are all out now.  I’ll make four loaves so I don’t have to make it for a few days then.  Have a great day.

July 1, 1912  Mon.  Plesant & warm   very dry   Dora washed   I done the work in the Kitchen   Grace had her hand in the work   Angie no better   must take her to the Dr

July 2  Tues.  Plesant   Guy has finished work in the chair shop    they have all stoped till Sept    we kneed rain this will pinch the Hay crip   if rain does not come soon

July 3 Wed.  Plesant & hot  Dora Grace Thayer & Angie went to Keene to  Angie out to see a Doc   did not say what her trouble was   got to go again in ten days   it is very dry   we want rain bad

July 4  Thur.  Plesant & warm   Boys are at East Harrisville fishing     Forriest girl going to stay all Night   they get Pay for it

July 5  Fri.  Plesant & warm   Mr Dunbar come last at noon Train   had a good time   he is full of fun   Boys come home from fighting fire at East Harrisville

July 6  Sat.  Plesant & warm   Mr Dunbar & Grace went over to Marlborough   got home at noon   he went back to Boston to day

July 7  Sun.  Plesant  warm   all went to church but angie   she went to Keene with Tom Campbell

July 8  Mon.  Plesant  warm  Grace Thayer went up home to her Father   I hoed the garding all over so thare is no weeds in it   some of the seeds come  some did not   every thing is small

July 9  Tues.  Plesant & warm  Dora washed   I done some of the House work   washed dishes   swept  washed the floors   Dora & Angie over to McCombs to a Party

July 10  Wed.  Plesant am   Cloudy with thunder   a small shower   dora not very well to day   got the Hay Fever   get better in a day or two

July 11  Thur.  Cloudy  I hoed the garding  ready for a rain   we kneed the rain   Guy is to work in the Factory (this would be the woolen mill)   Dora sick to day feels a little better

July 12  Fri.  Cloudy & Plesant   had a shower last night    done some good   Guy in the factory   Dora a little beter  caughs bad

July 13  Sat.  Cloudy  It looks like rain   I hope we may get some   we have been up to the garding and give it a sprinkling    things begin to grow

July 14  Sun.  cloudy   good rain last night   all went to church but Dora   Mr Conrard Preached   Changed with Miss Slocum   Dora gone to a auto ride   McCombs family

July 15  Mon.  Plesant   Guy in the factory   I work in the garding some   keep down the weeds   Weding in Town this morning   Tom Beliviu & Dion Girl

July 16  Tues.  Cloudy   overcast   Dora  Angie Mrs Hardy  went to Keene   went by marlboro   Mrs Brook done the work for Dora

July 17 Wed. Plesant  Dora not very well   I have to do most of the work   got Breadfast this morning   Guy is sick to Night   he went in swiming to Night  and it made him sick

July 18  thur.  Cloudy & Rain  have not seen the sun to day   Guy has been very sick all night   long did not sleep a wink   the rest of the folks did not sleep   it has been a dull day for business   Dora a little better

July 19  Fri.  Plesant but cool   I went over to Rob McCall shop to day   havent been thare for a long time  Hoed the garding over   no weeds in it   Mrs Brook Ironed for Dora

July 20  Sat.  Plesant  cool   Guy went to Haying for Upton   Herman a rasbering   got a good lot   I stayed at home done chores

July 21 Sun.  cloudy & rain   The Boys & my self went to Church   dora & angie stayed at Home   went to Eve Meeting   Mr Whitney Preached

July 22  Mon.  Cloudy  am  Pleasnt   Dora washed   Herman helped her   I done the House work   Guy went Haying for Upton   got a good place

July 23  Tues.  Plesant  but cold   Guy work Haying   I done chores about the House   Herman did not do any work  quite lazy

July 24  Wed.  Plesant   Guy in the Hay field to work   Herman went a bluebering   I done chores

July 25  Thur. Plesant   Guy out Haying   Herman of a Berring   I do chores   Dora went to Keene on Business for the Children     the Judge said her report was as correct as he ever handle

July 26  Fri.  Plesant  cold   Guy in the Hay field   Herman not doing but a very little   no chance he work   he ketches every job he can get    Dora a little better   she is tired wanting to rest   I am about the same

July 27  Sat.  Plesant  Guy in the Hay field   dora is some better but a tired feeling  canot work very hard   I step in and do some of the work

July 28  Sun.  Plesant & Cloudy  all went to Church but Dora   no meeting in the Eve

July 29  Rain Till noon   dora washed   I done the House work or a part of it   I went over to Rob McCalls shop after noon   Grace Thayer come to Night from her Fathers home

July 30  Tues  Plesant   Grace Thayer went back home come by the way of Keene   went back by the way of Concord.

July 31  Wed.  Cloudy  rained a little   Guy went a berying got 5 qts

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 July 1912

  1. Yes, CAROL, Mike is still single. I miss his long time girlfriend Lucy and I think he does as well. But…..I hope he doesn’t stay alone too long. Tim does have 2 kids: Asia Le born Oct.24, 1991 and Aidan Quinn born Dec. 27, 1992.
    Getting a frost here mornings now and have the heat on. Would love to be thinking ” Florida” myself about now. Recall Mom and all the ” folks ” getting ready for their trip So. Gulfport was a happy place for the N.E. gang. They sure did love their winters!!!!!! Wondeful that they were able to do it for all those many years.
    Carry on….Nancy

    • Hi Nancy, Thank you, I will be working on this family tree for the rest of my life I think! It is turning into a hugh job, good thing I like it. We put off going to Fl as late as we could this year and Shanti made arrangements to come over and drive us down to FL. Now it is getting cold here and we would love to go early but we have left so much to do at the end of our time we could not get it all done early and we sure want to wait for Shanti so we will not leave until just before Thanksgiving. Next year we will not plan ahead we will just go when the weather feels right. We enjoy Florida also and are so glad we got the Villa to go to. Now we can go and visit with the family when ever we want to but don’t have to spend all the time with the kids, it gets too tiring to be with the young people all the time. This year we want to finish putting in new windows. We got one big double window and the sliding doors in the back room replace, now we have the big dinning room bay window and the big windows in our bed room plus a little window in the kitchen and a small one in the back bedroom. I hope we can afford them all. Then we want to redo the two bathrooms and lastly the kitchen. Have a great day Love Carol

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