Aug 1913

I woke to a light dusting of snow this morning.  Temperature was 31 degrees so not too bad.  It is still cloudy but they say the snowing is done for today, more coming tomorrow.  Yesterday we both got out and did some cleaning up.  Norman took the chain saw and cleaned up all the fallen branches beside and in the road coming down to the house.  Then he blew leaves out from infront of the flower boxes and beside the drive.  I cut out all the old mums, pulled any weeds in the flower boxes and got those all cleaned out and looking nice.  The mums are starting to grow and if we ever get some sun and nice weather they will turn the front boxes all green and nice looking.   I got a couple cabinets emptied, washed and back to full use.  I took all the spices I had and put them down stairs.  I had a draw and one cabinet full of spices, so many I could never find the one I wanted and I don’t bake up here anyways so it was a waste of what little room I had.  I saved just the spices I use to cook dinners with for up here.  Today, if it warms up a little I will go down and weed the hosta bed.  I want to get that done before the hostas start to grow otherwise I never get all the violets and weeds out of there and it remains a mess all summer.   Norman blew out the leaves in the side garden yesterday and my hellabor is really pretty, in almost full bloom.  I want to get that bed weeded tomorrow before the bleeding heart starts up.   Have a good day.

Aug 1, 1913   Friday  Cloudy  Angie went a Blueberring   got 5 qts   I went down to the Factory   Boys at work    Herman gets $7.00 per week  does not have to work very hard.

Aug. 2, 1913 Saturday  Plesant  Dora went to Peterboro to see Mrs McCombs folks  She will have a good time   Herman  my self went blueberring   got 10 qts   went at one O clock  got back 4 1/2 O clock

Aug 3, 1913  Sunday  Plesant  Boys & angie went to church & Sunday School   Dora & my self stayed at home

Aug. 4, 1913  Monday  Cloudy & rain  Dora washed   I helped a small part  help do House work   went over to Rob Shop   rep Hoe   got twisted in the shand

Aug. 5, 1913  Tuesday  Plesant & warm  Dora washed  got done at 9 O clock  Dora  Angie & DW went a Blueberring   Started from home at 11 O clock got back 4:30 O clock  got 17 qts that very good work

Aug. 6, 1913  Wednesday  Cloudy & Rain  Miss Slocum was here to day  looks the same as used to   Robert McCall gone over to see   Young Rob at his school

Aug. 7, 1913  Thursday  Plesant   dora put up 6 qts Blueberries for Stillman Bartell   Miss Slocum here to supper   Mrs Loomis here to day   I went over to Rob  he went down to see Young Rob  he not well

Aug. 8,   Friday  Plesant & warm  Angie & DW went a Blackberring to day   got 5 qts   Mrs. disley got home to Night  been gone 2 days

Aug. 9,  Saturday  Cloudy  Muggie  Warm   I have been very still have done but little work   went over to Robs here him tell storys    he told one good one

Aug 10  Sunday   Cloudy & Rain  all went to Church but my self   I stayed at home

Aug. 11  Monday  Plesant  Dora washed & went to Keene   I done the House work   got  Guy a suit of Cloths  Long legs  he thinks he a man now   Fire in the woods at the saw mill

Aug. 12  Tuesday  Plesant   Dora washed  I helped turned the ringer   washed the dishes   washed the floors   angie went up to Rob Tolemans with Helen Toleman   going to stay a day or two.

Aug.  13  Wednesday  Cloudy & Rain   Picnic up at Nelson  They got rained on  Clear for two hours   going to rain again   Dora got a new dress   took off her black   I am glad

Aug 14  Thursday  Plesant & warm  I went a blackberring got 2 1/2 qts  Angie got home from Nelson   gont to Peterboro with McCombs folks   going to stay till Sunday

Aug 15  Friday Plesant & Warm   I went a Blackberring  got 5 qts  George Davis repared the House Shed   it leaked   he thinks he has got it stoped from leaking

Aug 16  Saturday  Plesant & Warm   Herman had gone down whate he went for two weeks  the Boy Scouts to stay over sunday   come back Monday   I havent done very little work to day   Forris Thayer come back to work for Winn

Aug 17  Sunday  Plesant & warm  Dora & Guy went to Church

Aug 18  Monday  Plesant  very warm   Dora washed    Mrs Burbee cleaned dora Kitchen  done a good job   I havenot done very hard work to day   Herman came home from the scouts this noon

Aug. 19  Tuesday  Plesant & Warm   I went a Blueberring  got 2 1/2 qts   Mrs Loomes here to day   it very dry  want rain badly  gardings are dry up

Aug. 20  Wednesday  Plesant   Hot and dry  garding wants rain   Boys are both to work, one gets $1.75 per day   other .116 2/3 per day   they will till school time then go to School

Aug. 21  Thursday  Plesant & dry   Mr Dewey   they singer sewing Machine man was here at dinner   no rain   wells most of them dry  plenty in our well a number come here for water

Aug. 22  Friday  Cloudy  Dora had a runer for dinner   it looks like rain   I hope we may get it

Aug. 23  Saturday Plesant  Big rain last Night   Guy gone up to his old Home   a Haverhill whare he was born   the rain has done lots of good

Aug. 24  Sunday   Plesant   Dora   Angie  Herman  went to Church   Rev J H Robbins lectured on Temporance

Aug. 25  Monday  Plesant   Mr Robbins stayed with us last night   dora washed   give a little help   I went over to see Rob  PM  had no Horses in his after noon

Aug. 26  Tuesday  Plesant   Dora had a number of old Ladys here to day   I think it will rain   dora washed   I helped do the House work

Aug. 27  Wednesday  Plesant & Cloudy  angie had two Girls stay with her last and noysey till mid night  then Dora stoped thare noys

Aug. 28  Thursday  Plesant   dora went to Keene do a little trading   I got dinner done things right side up   We want a little more rain

Aug. 29  Friday  Rain most of the day   I went down to the Factory Whare Herman is at work   the rain had done much good

Aug. 30  Cloudy   Big thunder shower last night   good lot of rain fell  things look thriving to day

Aug. 31  Plesant   Herman  Forrest  Angie went to Church   Dora my self stayed at Home

 

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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