March 1913

Very cold to day but we are lucky, the sun even come out today.  I hope this storm has not left you too badly off.  Can you all keep warm?  I have been thinking of all of you to day and praying everyone is well and warm.  I made soup, it came out good and have enough for about three more days for supper.   No frost yet so I have a whole basket full of peppers that I will seed and freeze in the morning.  The sweet potatoes have not amounted to a thing.  Some animal ate most of the leaves so we dug up a few to see if they had had a chance to grow any potatoes but they have not.  next year we will put them in much earlier in the year.  Take care of yourself.  Have a good night.

March 1, 1913  Sat.  cloud Rain   it thundered   it has been a bad day to be out   Herman not very well to Night  Measels has come

March 2  Sun.  Cloudy   snow squalls   Guy went to church   the rest stayed at home sick with the measels  Doc Hildreth got the Pneumonia

March 3  Mon.  cold & windy  Doc here to day  thinks he is a little better  Angie is coming down with the Measels   makes thing lively so many sick ones

March 4  Tues.  Cloudy & snow   Herman had a bad night  is a little betyer to day   the Doc said he doing as well as he expected to see him.  he sais Angie is doing well with the Measels

March 5  Wed.  Plesant   It is a spring day   Herman a little better to day   the Doc sais he is doing fine   Angie is geting better Measels are going   she still lies a bed

March 6  Thur.  Cloudy & snow  It snowed 8 inches   it was a bad day to be out   Herman is a little better   the Doc sais he is better   I hope so   Angie is geting along well

March 7  Fri.  Cloud & bad   it is a very cold and blustering day   the sleighs are on the road instead of wagons   Herman is doing well  Angie is up and dressed

March 8  Sat.  Plesant   Spring day   Herman not so well   his Hart went back on him  doc come and he a little better now   good care will bring him all right   he get that   Angie is geting well

March 9  Sun.  Guy goes to Church alone  the rest of the family stay at Home

March 10  Mon.  Plesant   Dora washed got done 9 o clock   I helped do som of the hard work   done the House work  Sweaped & washed the floor kitchen

March 11  Tues.  Cloudy  Town meeting to day  went off all right   Seven Farwell & Minis for selectmen  Mr Tufft for Town clerk

March 12  Plesant  I worked on C B   doc was here to day  sais Herman geting along fine  Dora Paid him not coming any more  $15.00  if he is wanted he will come

March 13  Thur.  Cloudy   I worked on C B   Herman had his cloths on but stayed in his room

March 14  Fri.  Rained   It commenced at Mid nightr and rained till 10 o ck to day   then it rained part of the day  Herman is out in the kitching   helped eat dinner   Guy School finished to day

March 15  Sat.  Cloud & rain   Dora went to Boston to day   Herman is better   think he is all right if he takes care of himself

March 16  Sun.   Cloudy  Guy & Angie went to Church   Mrs Blodget was Buried to day   the rods are very mudy   hard going frost is coing out

March 17  Mon.  Cloudy  Guy comenced work in chair shop   made 1.91 to day  Forrest works every day $1.80 for day   I have no backs to work   Herman is geting along good

March 18   Tues.  Plesant   Dora not at home yet   having a good time in Boston with hose old Batchelors & Widowers I am glad of it   I wish I was with her   we are geting all right   Herman is geting well.

March 19 Wed.  Plesant   dor sticks it out   She thinks Boston a fine place   we are geting along fine  so far   She come sometime when she gets ready   Mrs. McComb come over and Baked 3 Pies for us to day and done other work

March 20 Thur.  Rain  dora come home to Night  She brought number nice thing   Alice a new dress  Hagle a new dress and a number other things  Mrs Dizlie cooked some for us

March 21    Fri.  Cloudy & rain  did not do very much work   I was sick  my self  Sawyers back into the yard to saw the  wood   .90 pr cord

March 22  Sat.  Plesant  Guy went to the shop a little this morning  he brought up some backs for us to make

March 23  Sun.  Cloudy  All went to Church but my self   I stayed at home done up the work

March 24  Mon.  Cloudy   Dora washed to day  got finished at 9 o clock  after we finished I worked on C B    it looks like a storm

March 25  Tues.  Cloudy & rain   I worked doing my house work  then I went work on C B   it is raining now at 6 o clock   Dra done a lot of cooking

March 26  Wed.  Cloudy & Rain   I worked on C B Guy in the shop   Herman doing chores   bad day to be out   muddy

March 27  Thur.  Rain all day  flood if it keeps on   big storm out west  good many without a home    the water is very high  runns into the roads at George Davises   Ice went out of Lake to day

March 28  Fri.  Plesant  fine day for business  the sawyer sawed the wood to day .90cts pr cord   I worked on CB   Boys work in the shop   Mrs McComb making Angie dresses

March 29  Sat.  Plesant  Split wood  help do chores   it is a very plesant day  sap runn to to day   Miss Allis is coming to Night for the new term of school

March 30 Sun.  Cloudy   all went to meeting but D W he stayed at home done up the work

March 31  Mon.  cloudy & Rain   dora washed to day   got done at 9 o clock   I helped and done some house work   Guy comenced his spring Term of School   our school comenced this morning

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 March 1913

  1. nancy o"grady says:

    Hi Carol,
    The storm was very light here and no problems at all. I was well prepared for the worst and so glad it never came. Still raining now but no wind and rain is light. For once, I didn’t even lose my power. But…..elsewhere not so lucky!!!!

    The kids got back to Fl. just before the flights were being cancelled. We had a wonderful visit!!!! Aidan, my grandson, is handsome , very affectionate, thoughtful and such a pleasure to be around. He is in his 2nd yr. of college. Thinking now of changing his major to premed and follow his father’s footsteps. Can change again too I am sure. Tim was getting over a bad cold and looked tired but enjoyed his mini vacation. So far I haven’t getten his bug and don’t expect to.

    I will get my new prescription glasses this week and then life will be easier again. The eye healed nicely!! Thanks for thinking of us all and sure your prayers helped. guess you are thinking Fl. now and I envy you. But…..I haven’t minded our winters too much yet and don’t get antsy until March. Then I want Spring badly!!!!!

    Until another day.
    Love you, Nancy..

    • Thanks for giving me an update on the storm. From here it looked like you were getting buckets of water, am so glad that was not true. We didn’t get any effect from the storm only the cold front that made the storm worse for New England. I bet you loved the visit, your grand grandson sounds like a delight. You must have done something right to have your kids and now your grandkids turn out so well. That is such a nice feeling as you get older, you know it was all worth the effort. We are very antsy to get going to Florida and will go just as soon as we pull everything together here. The yellow onions have not come yet and if they aren’t here by the end of next week I will call Gurney’s and tell them to keep them, I am not waiting for them after the 15th of Nov. Take care and keep warm. Love you Carol

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