May 1913

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


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 May 1913

  1. 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

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