Dec. 1912

Nice day today.   We worked outside again this morning.  Norman worked on the garden and I pruned the raspberries.  They all needed trimming to the keep them under 5 feet tall.  This should be the last pruning before spring.  They look good, should have a good crop again next year if there is no late frost.  Then I  trimmed the rose bush, the lilac bush and the butterfly bush so they won’t be so big and out of control next year.  Then spent a little time dead heading the mums and cutting out the back berries from the iris bed.   Took a nap after dinner and then worked some more on my family tree.  Guess that is all for today.  This ends 1912 diary.  Tomorrow I will start 1913.  Time marches on!  Have a great night.

Dec.1, 1912 Sun.  Plesant   all went to church & evening   Mrs Slocum Preached   her last serman to Night   we are all feeling bad to have her go

Dec. 2  Mon.  cloudy & rain  It is raining to Night   Dora washed and it hangs out on the line   Guy goes to school this morning after a week vacation  it is bad going

Dec. 3 Tue.  Plesant & warm   it is like spring   snow all gone   it rained big last Night   Dora gone down to see miss Slocum this Eve  thare is a show at the Hall

Dec. 4  Wed. Plesant & warm   Boys go to school   I work on chair  Backs   no snow   Burt Knowlton killed a deer up on the Meadow   he had a swetty time geting him Home

Dec. 5  Thur.  Plesant & warm  Mrs Loomis come up to day from her Home   I work on Chair backs   Dora is working on Xmas Presents

Dec. 6  Fri.  Cloudy Am Pls Pm warm   I worked on C backs   nice time to work   Mrs Loomis went home this afternoon   Guy stayed down to his school   they had a Basket Ball  the Girls had it he stayed to it

Dec. 7  Sat.  cloudy  not cold   i worked on backs   Herman worked in the shop for noon  guy got home at noon

Dec.8  Sun.  Cloudy  All went to church  no snow  it looks like snow

Dec. 9  Mon.  cloudy & cold   dlra washed   I was a helper   I help do the work   thare is a meeting at vestry   a Business meeting   Church afairs   Mr Smith is thare

Dec. 10  Tues.  Cloudy & cold   I worked on backs  business not very driving   they are not doing very work at the shop ofice

Dec. 11  Wed.  Cloudy  I worked on C B   Dora on Xmas things  geting them ready

Dec. 12  Thur.  Cold & windy  I did not go very much hard work   to cold for me to be out

Dec. 13  Fri.  Cold & windy   I did not do very much work but chores   Mr Whitney  the man sets glasses   got $5.00 out of me and tested Doras for $3.00   I Pay that   he bought 3 Plates of me   Paid me $3.00 for them   I gave it to Dora for her eyes

Dec. 14 Sat.  Cloudy  Boys worked at the shop PM  then went on the Ice am   The Lake froze over last Night   the Boys went all over it   it was from 3 to 4 inches thick so they can skate all over it

Dec. 15  Sun.  Cloudy   all went to church   very good sermon

Dec.  16  Mon.  Cloudy  Dora washed  I helped and done the House work or some of it   Guy is geting along well with his studies

Dec. 17  Tues.  Cloudy  I worked on C Backs   it has been a very nice day   good time to do business   no snow for sleding

Dec. 18  Wed.  Cloudy & warm  It rains to Night   it has finished the skating for the Boys   they can stay of the Ice

Dec. 19  Thur.  Cloudy  It may freeze to Night if it does the skating will be good   Guy got him a new Pane & Herman a Pane   that was for Demo ( I have no idea what he is talking about here)

Dec. 20  Cloudy  To dy is the last day school till after Xmas  I have not done very much labor to day  Miss Allis goes home tomorrow

Dec. 21  Sat.  Cloudy   not but little done   the Boys worked in shop till noon then Guy taped his shoes & Hermans   then Guy went to Wilton   took a book bak to the Libary

Dec. 22  Sun.  Cloudy  all went to church   not but a few out

Dec. 23  Mon.  Plesant   good time to do work   Boys are to work in Chair shop   work this week   vacation of school   I am out of Backs   get some time

Dec. 24  Tues.  Cloudy & snow   it snowed about 2 inches    bad day to be out with a team   Boys are to work in the Chair shop   Sunday School had a Tree at the vestry

Dec. 25  Wed.  Plesant  It has been a very nice day for Xmas  Morris Thayer come last night    brought Dora a good Xmas present   lots of meat  pig meat

Dec. 26  Thur.  Plesant  very nice day  Boys work in the shop   made thare $3.00   no backs for me

Dec. 27  Fri.  Snow all day    it was part rain   Boys to work in C chop  $2.40 to day   if it should freeze it would be good sleighing   sleighs ware out to day for the first ime this winter

Dec. 28   Sat. Cloudy   Sleighs are on the go    Miss Allis come from her home to Night   Boys worked forenoon   no work PM

Dec. 29   Sun.  Plesant  Very nice day   all went to Church   good sleighing

Dec. 30  Mon.  Rain all day   bad day to be out   I worked on Chair backs  Morris Thayer comenced work for the winns   he dips chairs in Paint & varnish

Dec. 31  Tues.  Plesant  a very fine day for the last day of Dec.   I worked on Chair backs   thare is a dance at the Hall

Memoranda   From Black Mountain to Concord  89 miles

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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