Aug 1912

Thinking about going to Florida so decided today was a good day to make the fruit cakes for the holidays.  They need to rest and age at least one week and better if it is three months.  I used up all the fruit I had.  I candied a can of pinapple, used a pound of raisens, five pounds currants, pound peacans, pound walnuts, pound mixed red and green candied cherries, pound candied orange peels that Patty made, two pounds dates, ten eggs and all the flour and spices the recipe called for and got five regular loaf cakes, and 10 small loaf cakes.  That should do it for this year.  They are now ageing in the small fridge in the cellar.    Norman worked out side this morning, cleaning up the field or what will be the field next year.  With the sun coming in there nicely now some grass is beginning to grow so we will spread some seeds next spring and get some grass growing in there and by keeping it mowed the grass will have a good chance to beat the weeds.  Now we can see all the way down to the lower garden, all the trees and brush are out of the way.  This is turning into quite a farm!!    Have a great day.

Aug.  1, 1912  Thur.   Plesant   I started for Plymouth  This morning    lost the first train in concord   got out to Earls about 1 oc   charley gon home   Earl telephoned    he come down and met me on the way   having a good      had a big shower    when I was in Concord

Aug. 2 Fri.  Plesant  having a good time at Earls   Charles helped a neighbor get in Hay    got it all  up in good shape   I gotr a glass of Ale   it was good too

Aug. 3  Sat.  Rain in am   I am at Earls   am going to Haverhill to day   I arived at Haverhill now   I am at Moses   Liner Carleton around at the same time   we fall Mose House up

Aug. 4  Sun.  Plesant  all hand stayed from church  Mose never goes & I did not feel like going

Aug. 5  Mon.  cloudy & cold   I am not feeling very will   I had one of my dizzy spells   I have kept very close to the House

Aug. 6  Tues.  Plesant  I am feeling bitter to day   I am going up to Wellsriver to day   I stoped at Woodsville   went home with Ira to dinner   stay with Harry a short time  they went back to North Haverhill

Aug. 7  Wed.  Plesant   I went over to the depot to see Fred Meader wife & Boy   they ware going back to N Y

Aug. 8  Thur.  Cloudy  I went over to Mrs Carrs to day   had a good visit   went up to Charls Fishers   went over to M A but Sarah was gone

Aug. 9  Fri.  Cloudy   I went out to Charles Kegers with Lauey Kimball with his auto   took his mother Hardy girl and Traconga Girl    had a good ride   went ouot through Benton   back by the Bungy River   Moses and family are Camping out thareKate said she had 16 for Breakfast   Sarah is keeping  House for them

Aug. 10  Sat.  Cloudy  I stayed around Mose most of the day  I went to the Grange in the Eve   david Whitcher was taken into the Grange  4 years old

Aug 11  Sun.  rain  Cloudy  Thunder shower very hard on   it struck a tree in Mrs Thanams door yard and went in to the House   I went to Church this Eve

Aug. 12  Mon.  Cloudy  I found a way to get up to Mr Thayers   Mrs thayer & Grace come to North Haverhill to get a Horse shod and I come back home with them

Aug 13 Tues.  Plesant & warm   Grace gon back to Leyn   Mr Thayer took her to Bath   took the cars and away she went   I walked over the Place to day   Potatoes look well   corn looks small

Aug. 14  Wed. Cloudy & hot  Thunder shower  last night   not much rain  having a good visit   tell a good many storys  all the truth   no lies

Aug. 15  Thur.  cloudy   big shower after noon   I am now at alices   her Boys are Haying up on the Clark Place   I have been up to Ora Thayers   they are in a bad mudle now     Alices crops look well

Aug 16  Fri.   Plesant  Boys got load Hay from clarks Place   I went over the Place to day   things look well

Aug. 17  Sat.  Plesant   I went over to Mansons to day   boys went up to clarks   got a load Hay   one of Alace Young cattle got out   Morris my self went got her home

Aug. 18  Sun.   Cloudy  I am at Alace Young   we all stayed at Home to wet to go to meeting

Aug. 19   Mon.  cloudy & Plesant   I went from Alaces to day   went to see Caleb Wells and over to Ella Clark then went down to Phebe Chaces    stayed all night  now I am at Moses

Aug. 20  Tues.  Plesant   I am at  M B Meader   Sumner is here

Aug. 21  Wed.  Plesant  Sumner is gone to St Jonsbury   stays all Night    Eugene Wells gone to Lynn

Aug. 22  Thur.  Plesant   I went up to M A Meaders  stay all day   wnt to the benovalent in the  had supper  13 cts   55 was thare  had singing & Excercises after supper

Aug. 23  Fri.  Cloudy & rain   Sumner here with us   he & Mary Played Backgamon & seven up

Aug. 24  Sat.  Cloudy  Sumner Bacon went to Dover   I stayed at Mose   did not go out   not feeling very well   Hattie Bacon come home from Lisbon

Aug. 25  Sun.  War & cloudy   We all stayed at home   no meeting to day for us

Aug. 26  Mon.  Cloudy & rain  Moses Mary & Hatty went down to the Corner to see Lena    Sumner Bacon come back from Dover

Aug. 27  Tues.  Cloudy & cold   I am not feeling very good   Eugene Wells & wife ware here at Moses last Night   had a good time

Aug. 28  Wed.   Cloudy & cold  I am not feeling the very best but I shal come out all rite by & by   the Potatoes are rusting sum

Aug. 29  Thurs.  Cloudy & cold  Sumner went out to Fay Bacons with Fay & Wells Girl   &  Fay brought him home   Mose & my self did not do but little outing

Aug. 30  Fri.  Cold & Cloudy  it is cold enough for a frost   Mose got old Rob shod   Southard shod him and he goes well

Aug.  31  Cloudy & cold   Mary Barton come   Alice Young brought her   I did not know she was up   her two Girls been up   gone home   she wanted me to go home with her   I said I could not

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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