May 1914

Still cold, yesterday we got up to 40 late in the day, but the sun made it feel better.  I burned and then finished weeding the onions.  Norman tilled and weeded the potato patch.  We will have four 24 foot rows ready to plant tomorrow.  If that is not enough he has room to put in one more row, we will see today when I cut the potatoes.  It is very cold this morning 20 degrees but they call for a quick warm up and then for it to stay warm for about a week.  I hope so as the peaches are starting to bloom and I don’t know how much of this cold they can take before dieing.  The pears look like they will have a good crop if we can get some warm weather.  No sign yet on the apples.  Joe called and said his store here in Jasper, TN will open July 2nd.  He and the family will be here soon, can’t wait!!

May 1, 1914  Friday  Cloudy & Cold   Dora Ironed most all day   I worked on Chair Backs

May 2  Saturday  Plesant but Cold   I worked on C B  Boys helped Dora Clean House   bery cold  time not much like spring

May 3  Sunday  Plesant   all went to Church  but Web

May 4 Monday  Plesant & Cloudy   Dora washed to day  3 washings got done at 10 1/2 O C  I helped do what I could do then I worked on CB  done a big days work

May 5  Tuesday Rained day   No washing this day   this is an old fashon Farmers day   one he takes to see it will make the grass grow and get the land ready for the Farmer to work   I worked on chair Backs   Dora doing House Work

May 6  Wednesday  Cloudy & Plesant   Dora washed to day  got done at 9 O C   I helped as usual  then worked on C B

May 7  Thursday  Plesant  Dora went to Keene to trade  got part what she wanted   I done the House Work  got the dinner     work on Hen House   fixed a place for them to roost

May 8  Friday Cloudy  It looks very much like a storm   I do not feel very good to day   Dora is Ironing to day  the grass is growing good

May 9  Saturday  Plesant  Dora and the Boys Cleaned House Chambers up Stares  &  the seting room   they done good work  I was sick all day with Cold

May 10  Sunday  Plesant  All went to Church but my self   I stayed at Home  they had thare servises in the Churtch for the first time this year

May 11  Monday  Plesant Warm   Dora washed got done at 10 Oc  I helped do what I could   I worked on C B Pm  not feeling very good   Horse Killed by a blast Stone hit him

May 12  Tuesday  Rained day  No washing to day   it rains hard all of the time   Hens layed 4 eggs to day

May 13  Wednesday  Cloudy & Cool  No washing to day   not doing very Much to day   I am not feeling very good   not doing any wash   Dora let her hens out to day  go to the grass

May 14  Thursday  Plesant * warm   I had a fire in my room  now for two days   I think it has been good for my Cold   Iworked on C B  some  L M Cohen having a auction sale at Buffords Pool Room

May 15  Friday  Plesant but cool   Dora Ironed all day   she does not know when to stop  I am not feeling very good  Caugh a good deal  but I worked on C B some

May 16  Saturday  Plesant   dora Ironed all day   I worked on C B  but Dora  I should not did   I was sick just the same

May 17  Sunday  Plesant   Boys & Angie went to Church   dora my self stayed at Home  I had the doctor come in and look me over  Says I have got to keep quiet  be all right

May 18  Monday  Plesant  Dora wahsed to day  She did it a lone  no one to help her  I no good  sick

May 19  Tuesday  Plesant  Warm   Dora washed  go done 10 O C  no help   I am on the sick list bad Cold  had the Doc to day  Paid him $2.00  had him two times

May 20  Wednesday  Plesant & Warm  Dora washed alone got fone 10 OC  I am not worth much  do a little   good Spring day for farming  dora & Guy birth day  Guy $1.00 & Dora $5.00  they seemed to be pleased

May 21  Thursday Plesant & Warm   Dora washed to day  got done 10 O C   I helped do some of the Chores  my caugh is some better

May 22  Friday  Plesant & Warm  Dora Ironed  done her House work   I am playing sick  I feel some better to Night do not caugh quite so hard

May 23  Saturday  Plesant & Warm  Dora not very well to day  She caught Cold  Makes her feel bad  My cold not much better but are living in hopes

May 24  Sunday  Plesant & cool  Boys & Angie went to church  Dora & Web stayed at Home

May 25  Monday  Cloudy  Dora washed big one   done alone   I am sick   good for nothing  I shall come out all right  soon   Dora Hens lay good    Set the duck

May 26  Tuesday  Plesant & warm   dora washed big one  got done at 10   I helped do a little   good day to do farming   I am feeling little beter

May 27  Wednesday  Plesant  Dora washed   very hot day   I not feeling very good  98 above zero

May 28  Thursday  Plesant but cool   Dora Ironed to day   I do not feel very good   feel some better then  I did yesterday    we need some rain  ground is geting dry

May 29  Friday  Plesant but cool  I am about the same  not worth much

May 30  Saturday  Cloudy  Rained very small    Angie went to Peterboro with Mrs Spalding  Tommy Campbel took them   Boys rep around the House  Sawed some cucumbers

May 31  Sunday  Plesant but cool  All went to church but my self  I stay 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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