Sept 1913

Yesterday never did warm up.  Our high here was 35 so we found work to do inside.  Norman did the taxes and I did some more spring cleaning.  I am doing a good deep job of it so it will no doubt be all summer before I get everything washed and reorganized but that is fine, that needs to be done every five years!   Today is starting the same temperature 30 degrees and a light dusting of snow.  No promise of getting out of the 30’s and tonight they call for colder and 1 to 3 inches of snow.  All I can do is hope the warm up comes on Monday, it will be nice to see the 40’s again.  Have a great day.

Sept. 1, 1913  Monday  Plesant & warm   dora washed   I done some of the House work   we expect Guy home to Night   forrest went to Keene with 10 in the Crowd   went with Auto

Sept 2  Tuesday  Plesant & warm  Dora big washing to day   I helped do what I could   the Boys  Guy & Herman commenced going to School at Wilton this is Guy second year & Hermans first year

Sept 3  Wednsday  Plesant & warm   Guy & Herman come home last night  thare is no school till next Monday   it has been a very warm day   we want more rain

Sept 4  Thursday  Plesant & Rain   it rained very hard all the fore noon   going to be a gething at the hall to Night

Sept 5  Friday   Cloudy   Mrs Henry & Daughter stay here last night   two men for dinner   Mrs Diselts is sick   had the Doctor

Sept 6 Saturday  Plesant Very nice day   I went a Blackbering   got 2 1/2 qts in about an hour   rob McCall is away fro the week   gone to Boston   Robbie gone with him

Sept 7  Sunday Cloudy   Dora   Angie & Boys went to church

Sept 8 Monday  Cloudy Rain & Plesant   Dora washed to day   Guy began his school term his morning to Wilton   I went down whare thay are rep the road at Mr Wins

Sept 9  Tuesday Plesant & Cool  dora washed this morning  then went to Keene on a mishon for the church for Harrisville   I think we shal have a frost to Night

Sept 10 Wednesday Plesant   Cold morning frost last been cool all day   Mr Dewey stayed here last Night   Herman went to work in the Factory till Monday  then he going to school at Hancock

Sept 11  Thursday  cloudy & Cool   I went over to Robs  ground my ax and cutt up a tree that blowed over into the yard  it begins to feel like fall

Sept 12  Friday Plesant & cloudy   I choped and split up a part of an appletree   good lot of wood

Sept 13  Saturday  Plesant   Mr disley Moved to day  they went down to the White house   Guy helped him   3 hours give him .60 cts

Sept 14  Sunday  Plesant & cool   All went to Church but my self  I did not feel to go

Sept 15  Monday  Plesant   Dora washed   I helped do my part

Sept 16  Tuesday Plesant  dora washed   I helped do my part   good time to do falls work

Sept 17  Wednesday  Cloudy   I went over to see Rob   he give off some fine stories   Boys went to school   they looked good   I am Proud of them

Sept 18  Thursday  cloudy & cool  Dora got 2 baskets Peaches $1.00 pr bask   good ones to   they ware raised in Wilton   it as a very dark day   Fair as Marlboro

Sept 19  Friday  Cloudy & rainy  Fred Abit & wife are moving into the room whare Mr Disley moved out   we shal have near neighbours

Sept 20  Saturday  Cloudy & rainy  Mrs Brooks had a serprise party  81 years old to day   Dora went up to her House about 12   thare gave her some presents   She was serprised

Sept 21  Sunday  Rainy day  no meeting to day   it rains very hard by times

Sept 22  Monday  Rain big one   we all kept very snug to the House   it is cleared up to night but I think we shal get more soon

Sept 23  Tuesday  Plesant   Dora washed to day   I helped a little   the rain wet the ground not enough yet

Sept 24  Wednesday  Plesant  Dora washed to day   I helped do my part  George Knowltones drawing Dora coal   Dora has gone to East Harrisville to see Mrs Farwell   she is sick

Sept 25  Thursday Plesant day   Mrs Spalding is having Dora rep or fix over her dress   Dora done a wahing to day

Sept 26 Friday Plesant & Warm  Addie Barton coming to make us a visit   got left at Bellows Falls   now she will have to go to Marlboro get a team bring her to Harrisville

Sept 27  Saturday  Plesant  Doys worked in the chair shop 1/2 day   Guy got 1.25 Herman 1.05

Sept 28 Sunday Plesant  Dora Boys   Angie  & Addie   Barton went to Church

Sept 29  Monday  Plesant  Dora washed to day   Addie helped her   I done the House work or some part   washed dishes & swept the tooms  and went over to Robs

Sept 30  Tuesday  Cloudy till night   then clear  Dora washed a big one to day  addie helped her   I done some of the House work   washed the dishes  swept the rooms and done some of the order around

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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