June 1913

We arrived back home on Sunday about 9:30.  It was nice to see the farm again.  It wintered pretty good.  There are several limbs down that will need to be picked up and burned but only one we had to stop and get out of the road inorder to get in.  We had called ahead to get the phone, cable and internet turned on so we had everything except the cable when we got here.  The mail will start up again today.  Yesterday we sat around and waited all day for the cable to get hooked up and working. We got all unpacked and things put away.  I started some spring cleaning but decided I need to do a deeper job of it.  My kitchen is so small if I don’t reorganized my cabinets I will not have enough room for the things I need the most to work with.  So each day I will redo one cabinet until I am all done.  I also decided to hoe out my closets.  I have no room to hang clothes because I have so many there that I never use anymore.  I have suits from when I was teaching 15 years ago and will never wear again so it is time to throw them out and make room for the things I do use.   It is nice to be back on line.  Hope to hear from Joyce and Nancy soon and see how they made it through the winter.

This week it is cold so we have not yet started cleaning up the gardens but need to as soon as this cold snap is over and the promise of snow is gone.  The spring flowers are blooming so need to have a clean bed to show off in.  Have a good day.

June 1, 1913  Sunday  Pleasant  All went to Church but DW  he stayed at home  Miss Allis   Fred Emery  Burt Clark  Olive Kineston  went on Mt Meadnock

June 2  Monday  Pleasant   Dora done her own washing & Mrs Disley & Miss Cottar   got done at noon   I done a little work all of the time   my work does not mount to much

June 3 Tuesday   Plesant  Guy worked 1/2 day then went to Wilton PM to a Play  I sowed my garding seeds   Lettis  radish  beeets  cucumbers   the Hens scratched them aout within an hour but I have fixed them now

June 4 Wednesday  Plesant  I havent not done very hard work to day  Dora went to a Party at  Mrs McCombs  12 of them to it  good time  Guy at School to day

June 5  Thursday   Plesant  Guy is to work for Baldwin to day   it is a very nice day   I am not feeling very good to day  Farris Sprained his foot   it makes him lame

June 6  Friday  Plesant   Guy gone to School to day   I am feeling a little better to day  it not very hot weather  must rain soon

June 7  Saturday   Cloudy   Rained by showers   Dora & Herman went to Keene   Herman got him a new shuit   Blue  $5.50  nice one   Dora done some other trading

June 8 Sunday  Cloudy & cold   Dora washed for 2 familys to day   I helped a little   I done some House work   Guy worked for Baldwin

June 9  Monday  Cloudy & cool  Guy gon to school   I went over to see Rob   Had a good chat with a man from Lowell thare viserting Mr Ward

June 10  Plesant  very nice day   I went over to Robs   Mr Ward was thare   we had a good chat   he went home on the 3 train   Guys school finished to day

June 11 Wednesday  Plesant   Guy worked for Baldwin  I have done just little of nothing   I planted my garding seeds 2 weeks ago none of them come but radish   I hoed them up   plant them over tomorrow

June 12  Thursday  Plesant   Guy worked for Boldwin  it has been a very nice day   Mr Hurbel here to see Miss Allice

June 13  Friday  Guy worked for Baldwin  it has been a growing day   Sowed my garding seeds all over but my radishes

June 14  Saturday  Plesant  Miss Allis gon to Keene doing to stay till Monday morning   we most need some rain  getting dry

June 15  Sunday  Plesant  Dor  Angie & Herman went to church   Harris two Clark Boys &    went upon Mt Monadnock

June 16  Monday  Plesant   Guy got Home from Wilton   been on a plasure trip since Saturday   Dora washing to day  she gets paid for this washing

June 17  Tuesday  Plesant  Dora washed   I was helper to do the same    Guy worked for Bauldwin  he is going to work every day fair till the school comences in the fall

June 18  Wednesday  Plesant   Guy worked for Baldwin  I went over to see Rob   done but a little work   shut the Marnell Boy up in the lock up

June 19  Thursday  Plesant PM Cloudy am   It is very dry  it looks like rain  hope it will  Guy to work for Bal  I been over to Robs

June 20  Friday  cloudy with some rain  Na 8 Class gets thare Deplomas to night  6 of them they took in from Chesham made 7

June 21  Saturday  Cloudy am Plesant PM  Guy worked for Baldwin  Hazel McComb is very sick  had the Dr Childs  he opened an abses under her arm

June 22  Sunday  Plesant   The children went to church  Dora & myself sta;yed at Home

June 23   Monday  dora washed   I done some triging up on work   Guy worked for Baldwin   Dora is tuning her new stave   Blue Flame  Bk Bread flour   Mill started this morning

June 24  Tuesday  Plesent  Dora done a big washing to day   I done my as susual wash dishes and washed floors

June 25  Wednesday  Cloudy   Frank Sawyer hung the back doore screene    hangs the best of them all  no rain this time  Guy to work

June 26  Thursday  Cloud & Plesant  Guy to work  we wish for rain but do not get it   it is geting very dry   drass is light   old ground gardings looks small

June 27  Friday  Plesant & hot   Guy to work for B   I do some chors   Guy went a fishing to Night with Marlie Collins on the Lake

June 28  Saturday  Plesant & Warm  no rain it failed this time  Dora done all her cooking on her Blur Flam stove   Baked Bread 5 loves at a time then Baked beans and good too  Guy worked for B

June 29  Sunday  Plesant   Children all went to Church   Dora went to ride with Mr Dislie folks   I stayed at Home   Man took the childrens & my Picture

June 30  Plesant & Hot  Dora went to Keene to day to renew her Insurance on her furniture  it is dry and hot   Dora wash to day

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 June 1913

  1. Joyce Larrabee says:

    So glad to hear you got thru the winter o.k. It must seem good to get back on the farm. That is your life. We’ve had a pretty good winter. Don just got out of the hospital yesterday. Went in on Fri. and had to stay til Mon. for a chemical stress test. Didn’t find anything. He has pains once in awhile in his heart. I stayed with him. He is very tired and weak today. He has had 3 heart attacks . Has to go back to his regular Dr. and also see a cardiologist from C.M.C. in Manchester. They come to Huggins 2 days a week. Will be glad to see summer get here. Just had a bad storm yesterday, and another coming on Wed. Not looking forward to it. Suppose you will be planting soon, and then you will be busy. Glad you are home. Love, Joyce and Don.

    • Hi Joyce, So sorry to hear Don’s heart is giving him trouble. Keep him well fed and away from all the foods that are bad for him. Norman’s eye doctor calls me “the food Nazi” but it has kept him healthy and his heart strong so neither one of us mind. Give him our love and keep me posted on his progress. Love Carol and Norman.

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