Jan. 1913

We worked down in the garden area.  Norman spread manure and I fertilized the wild blueberries and cut out the scrub seedings and briars.   Looks like a bad storm is on the way to New England.  I hope you are all ready for it and will be safe.  We will get cold tonight.  It started out warm this morning at 60 and never got much warmer all day but tonight it calls for temps down in the 30’s and staying in the low 50’s for the next few days.  This is the cold front that will be feeding the hurricane that is headed for New York.  Let me know you are alright Sunday and Monday, I will be praying for you and thinking of you all.  Take care of yourself.

Jan. 1, 1913  Wed.  Plesant   I worked on Chair Backs   it is a holly day  no work to day   no School   it has been a very nice day   the new year commences good

Jan. 2  Thur.  Plesant   worked on C B   very nice weather for Jan    I hope it will last all winter but look out for a cold spring

Jan. 3  Fri.  Rain most all day   I worked on C B   bad going for a Team   no sleigh on wheels   the wind blows hard from the south

Jan. 4  Sat.  Cold & windy from the North   Herman worked in the shop Am   bad day to be out with Team   Tilmans Boy & Girl ware here to see Angie

Jan. 5  Sun.  Plesant   all went to church but my self   it is some cool

Jan. 6  Mon.  Cloudy   Dora washed   got done 9:15 oc   floors all washed in good shape   D W helped her   we made things hum   Dora fill a back so did D W  big days work

Jan. 7  Tues.  Cloudy & dark   rain very bad day to be out   I worked on backs   Dora is doing a little at it   very little snow on the ground   Guy got burned with a match on his Face   the brimstone flew   hit him on his cheek

Jan. 8  Wed.  cloudy & dark   rain some of the time   I work on backs   dora filled one back   Dora washing   hangs out yest it is frozen to the line

Jan. 9  Thurs.  Plesant & cool   the sleigh runs good   it is icey   I worked on C B    dora done a lot off cooking   zero 4 below   the first below this year

Jan. 10  Fri.  Plesant  Mas Ball at the Hall   the Hall was filled up   I went over till 10 ocl then returned home   got all I wanted   good sleding

Jan. 11  Sat. Cloudy   guy worked in the shop till noon   Herman got a lame arm and cannot work   it is nice sleighing   angie had the jumping Tooth ache

Jan. 12  Sun.  Cloudy & rain   all went to church

Jan. 13  Mon.  Plesant & cool   did not wash to day   I worked on backs   no snow   good time for the B Smithe   they have all they can do

Jan. 14  Tues.  Plesant  very nice day   Dora washed got done at 9 oc   work all done   no snow on the ground   I worked on C B

Jan. 15  Wed.  Plesant   I worked on C B   the Lake is good scating   you can go all over the Lake all glare   Miss Allice got company   Mrs. Bean from Keene  (all glare, means the lake has ice that is frozen so quick and hard it is clear and you can see right through it.  I remember when it was like that, just like glass!)

Jan. 16  Thur.  Plesant  Mrs. Bean went back to Keene   Miss Allis friend   I worked on C B   Dora Ironed   no snow   Mrs. McComb went to Manchester to see a Doc about her face   sore on it

Jan. 17  Fri  Rainey day   it rained all day   it never stoped till Night   I worked on C B   done House work   all but cooking   Teams stayed in the barn

Jan. 18   Sat. Cloudy   I work on  C B   the Boys worked in the shop Am  no work Pm

Jan. 19 Sun. All went to Church   very nice day   it seams like Spring

Jan. 20  Mon.  Dora washed  got done by 10 oc   work all don  floors all washed   then I went on chair Backs   Dora about her work

Jan. 21   Tues. Plesant but cool   I worked on C B  it is bad going for a Team   every thing is dull for work   no teaming    what loging done on wheels

Jan. 22    Wed. Plesant   worked on C B   Mrs. Loomis was up here to day   it is ruff on the Highway   bad for Teaming

Jan. 23  Thur.  Snow & Rain   worked on C B   Mrs Loomis went home to day   She would of got snowed in if she had not gone

Jan. 24  Fri.  Cloudy  worked on C B   the roads are muddy   bad time to do business   no Ice in the Lake   no Ice houses fill yet

Jan. 25  Sat.  Plesant   worked on C B    no work for the Boys in the shop   Herman work  32 cts  Guy taped shoes all the fore noon   then went and set his mink Traps

Jan. 26  Sun.  Plesant   All went to chruch but Forrest

Jan. 27  Mon.  Cloudy & rain  Dora washed   got done 10 o clock   I done a little of the work

Jan. 28  Tues.  Cloudy & cold   no snow  it is ruff going   not but little business doing   Mrs McComb Face looks better  I hope it will get well

Jan. 29  Wed.  Cloudy & cold   it snows a little to Night  hope it will snow enough for sleighing   I work on C B   Guy got a Ten Dollar check from Smith the Eld

Jan. 30  Thur.   Plesant   Snowed a small  lot of snow last Night   no wood hauling yet every one is wishing for snow so they can get some wood

Jan. 31  Fri .  Warm & cloudy   Folks all gone to a play at the Hall   Home talent   I stay at Home alone   the wind is blowing from the south like spring

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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