I got everything here in the house set for our trip south. I have decided to take my knitting and my diaries to blog and leave the family tree material here to work on when I get back in the spring. It just takes up too much room to carry and I hope I don’t have that much time to work on it. I hope I am busy with the family and not just working on the computer, I can do that here. Norman has gotten all his tools ready to leave for the winter, the tractor, the chain saw and all the small tools put away. So he too is ready to go and antsy for Saturday. I still have packages to mail out to Joe and his family with the knitted things for Christmas. I can take Patty’s and her family’s things to her and Shanti I hope can take Dyhanne’s to her. Everyone else will get cookies and candy that I will make in Florida. I never know what to buy so making the gifts works out much better and then of course there are cases of can goods for everyone – that is the biggest part of their Christmas present and their bonds. The weather is cold but very nice today. The sun is warming things up a bit, it was 30 this morning so we got our first frost. Some places got a hard freeze but here on the mountain it was just a very light frost. Have a great day.
May 1, 1913 Thur. Cloudy I worked on C B Miss Allis gon a visiting no school tomorrow come back Saturday Night
May 2 Fri. Plesant I worked on C B and worked at the wood pile cleaning up the yard Mr Farwell repaired the steps at the Back door
May 3. Sat. Plesant & warm I worked on C B guy worked for Baldwin got $1.75 for 9 hours work Herman worked in the shop fore noon made .70 cts cleaned up the door yard to day
May 4 Sun. Plesant Dora & the Children went to Church had meeting in the Brick House.
May 5. Mon. Plesant dora washed big wash got done 10 ocl I helped got all done floors washed 10 1/2 ocl got no chairs to work
May 6 Tues. Plesant I am on lazy spell no work to do no garding to work no chair Backs not making that kind of chair
May 7 Wed. Plesant but cool Took away the Banking from the House no more work but read the paper
May 8 Thur. Plesant Cleaned the Celler took out the windows and put in screens
May 9 Fri. Plesant but cool I am on the lazy list no work to day only chores went over to Robs see him a short time come home went to reading
May 10 Sat. Plesant but cold It snow this morning it is very cold dora went to Peterboro with McCombs folks the wind is in the North west and it is cold Miss Allis and the /1111 grade gone to Concord for a good time (I think that is the eighth grade and that would be their class trip)
May 11 Sun. Plesant Dora & the Boys and Angie went to Church
May 12 Mon. Plesant Dora washed She went to Peterboro with McCombs folks on a auto I not feeling the best my head aches
May 13 Tues. cloudy It rained at noon the grass is growing no time to plow gardings yet to cold
May 14 Wed. Plesant Guy stayes to Wilton to Night they are practicing for a Play I spaded up the banking for a garding
May 15 Thur. Cloudy not much going on to day it seems like fall of the year no Backs to fill Mr McCombs gone up to Montpelier to see thare Daughter
May 16 Fri. Cloudy & cold Cold day rain part of the day I rep shed door it is better nothing grows but grass
May 17 Sat. Plesant but cool I had my hair cutt it is very cold for doing spring work I am not doing much work no Backs to work Guy is working for Baldwin to day
May 18 Sun. Cloudy All went to meeting but Web he stayed at Home
May 19 Mon. Plesant but cold Dora washed got done at 10. o c Mr McCombs folks got home on 3 train Funeral to day Lampman Daughter Dora Hen hatched to day set on 13 eggs got 4 chicks one of them died 2 more died
May 20 Plesant but cold every thing is very quiet do day I have no Backs to fill not very much planted yet nothing can grow but grass
May 21 Cloudy Guy worked for Baldwin no school to day visiting day it looks like rain I am in hopes we may get it
May 22 Thur. Rainey day not a very warm rain but it will do good makes the grass grow the ground has got to get a little warmer before things grow
May 23 Fri. Rain all day this is a very rainy day the grass grows to day I got the wire to put around the garding
May 24 Sat. Cloudy & Rainey I think the ground is wet enough but wet May fills your Barn full of Hay Guy is to work for Baldwin washing windows in the Mantion
May 25 Sun. Plesant and Cloudy it rained all went to Church but D W Methodis Preached
May 26 Mon. Plesant Dor washed big one I done my part Show at the Hall to Night not very good The Boys & Angie went
May 27 Tue. Plesant a m Rain P m Guy worked for Baldwin to day going to work every other day till the School closes sais he can keep up with his class he gets $1.75 pr day
May 28 Wed. Rainey day It has rained all day the sun has not been seen to day it is cold no Backs to work
May 29 Thur. Cloudy & cold It is as cold as November want a fire to day to keep warm Guy is working for Baldwin to day he works 3 days goes to school 3 days and keeps up with his Class
May 30 Fri. :Plesant but Cold I went up to George Daveses he is geting ready to move tomorrow Guy & Herman gon to Wilton Angie gone with Mrs. Spalding to Peterboro
May 31 Plesant Guy worked for Baldwin Herman worked in shop for noon no work Pm Guy sold his Boat to Harry Gilson for $3.00
Hello Carol, Shirley and families,
I want to wish you all a Happy Thanksgiving Holiday wherever you are celebrating it! I will go to Dick’s and Suzie will spoil us all with her wonderful home cooking. Mike will come from Ct. and join us and spend a few days here with me. He will probably head to Fl. after the Chrismas holidays. After our big turkey dinner and we settle down to visit, my friend Peter will come by to meet all the family. That will be nice and a good chance to meet several at one time. It will be fun!!!!
I guess you will be in Fl. by Thursday and having Thanksgiving with Patti and her family. Plus you will enjoy seeing those twins again. Bet they have grown a bit since you last saw them. You have a busy, happy winter ahead and a grand change from you farm life as well.
So drive carefully and enjoy every minute. Sending you much love and keep us all posted up in the ” cold country “.
Hi Nancy, Thank you, and a happy Thanksgiving to you also. We got into Port St Lucie yesterday and had a wonderful visit with Patty, Becca, Chris, Gina and the twins. Today Patty had to work this morning but is now her visiting with Shanti. Chris is working out of town and will not be back until Wed. Night so Becca and the kids will be here when she gets out of work. Tomorrow we take Shanti to the air port so she can get back to New Mexico to be with her family for Thanksgiving. Time to go back to visiting. Say hi to the family love Carol