Aug 1914

I haven’t talked with you for over a week, I just hate to complain all the time and this year seems that is all I can do.  Since we came home we have had two nice spring days and about 5 that were workable.  The rest have been awful.  I have some pictures but right now I can not put them on the blog.  They have gone and changed how to do that.  I guess they think it is easier but for me it is impossible so I’ll just have to tell you about it.  My peaches were starting to bloom and were beautiful when we had a snow storm.  They looked as if they might have made it through that and then we had the frosts and freezed at night.  One night we had 12 hours below freezing and the day never warmed up out of the 30’s.  So now I am afraid we have lost the peaches for this year and the hope for the pears and blueberries are fadeing fast.  We have had a week of freezing nights and cold day.  Right now we have 2-3 inches of snow on the ground and the weather is so cold it does not melt.  Boy am I glad my living does not depend on the farm!!  I have been spending most of my time working on the family tree and even that depends on the use of the computer and I fight with that all the time.  So you see there is not much to report to you but bitching!! I see one other post I started a couple days ago and never got sent out because of a power failure.  I’ll check on that and post that also.  I do hope you have a good day and I’ll say only happy things on the other post.

Aug 1, 1914  Saturday  Plesant  Dora got up and said she was going to Boston and she went  Helen Helen Knowlon going to help us out

Aug 2, Sunday  Plesant  Boys went to Church  Dora is gon   Angie is gon   I stayed at Home

Aug 3  Monday  Plesant  Dora come home from Boston   had a good time  Hellen Knowlton done the work for Dora when she was gon

Aug 4  Tuesday  Cloudy   Dora washed to day   Guy worked for Patrat Haying   Dora got me a bottle of Rhu   medison

Aug 5 Wednesday  Plesant  Dora washed   got done 10 1/2  big one   I helped do some work   took a ride with Star  took one with Guy over the same road

Aug 6  Thursday  Plesant  Dora washed  got done at 10 OC   I helped   Herman went a bluebering  got 10 qts  done good   nice ones

Aug 7  Friday  Plesant  Mrs Brooks helped Dora Iron  gave her a 25cts   went home Proud   Dora Ironed the rest of the day

Aug 8  Saturday  Plesant  Dora Ironed  Mrs Brooks helped her in the morning

Aug 9  Sunday  Plesant warm  Boys went to Church   Dora went to Sunday School

Aug 10  Monday  Plesant & Warm  Dora washed big one   Herman helped her  I helped do the House work  Guy is helping Patridge Hay in Chesham

Aug 11 Tuesday  Warm with showers  Dora washed   I helped do my part   shower to night   Stop the People from going to Chesham to a Church gethering

Aug 12  Wednesday  Plesant  Dora cooked   did not wash  I done a little  Guy went to Wilton  stayed all night

Aug 13  Thursday  Plesant   Dora washed   I helped Herman went a bluebeing  got 2  bue on  2 a black

Aug 14  Friday  Cloudy & Showers   Dora Ironed and went to a ride in auto with Dr Dimick & Mrs Yardley   I went over to Rob Shop

Aug 15 Saturday  Plesant  Dora cooked to day  bought a chicken of Hancock Butcher   it is a good one   weighed 7 lbs   .22 per pound

Aug 16  Sunday  Plesant  Boys went to Church   Dora to sunday School  Angie come home from Peterboro  McCombs  stayed 3 weeks

Aug 17  Monday  Cloudy  Dora washed   I helped do my part  Guy put his hand in the mess   Herman went off for the Scouts  will be gon 2 weeks

(Web must have gone up to Newport to visit with Lem and Mary and their 20 children)

Aug 18  Tuesday  Plesant  Lem and the Boys went over to Pike hill Haying   he come down to Town and got us after work

Aug 19  Wednesday  Cloudy  Lem & the Boys went to Pike Hill haying   took a load home

Aug 20  Thursday  Cloudy  Lem & Boys went Haying  no load to day

Aug 21  Friday  Cloudy & Suney  Stayed at Home  all hands around the table  they will do that justis

Aug 22  Saturday  Cloudy  Lem & the Boys went Haying   took a load home

Aug 23  Sunday  Plesant  Lem & 4 girls went to Church  Genna & 2 boys went to Church  differant

Aug  24  Monday  Cloudy & rain  no Haying to day

Aug 25  Tuesday  Plesant  Lem & Boys went Haying  got a good load

Aug 26  Wednesday  Plesant  Lem took us all down to the Depot  Mary & Ella went to Camp meeting   Angie & Web come home

Aug 27  Thursday  Plesant  The Boarders got through to Night with thare job on the Telefone   they gone to Peterboro   Dora feels lost without them

Aug 28  Friday  Rainey day   rained most all day  not much doing

Aug 29  Saturday  Rain all day  some time it come in buckets  fulls   more rain fell to day than any other this year

Aug 30  Sunday  Cloudy & Plesant  all went to Church   I stayed at Home  no boarders now

Aug 31  Monday  Plesant  Dora big washing   Guy helped  they go done at 10 1/2   I washed the floors

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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1 Response to Aug 1914

  1. Joyce and Don Larrabee says:

    We are so glad to hear from you. Was getting worried, cause hadn’t heard in a week. Sorry for all your loss of fruit, etc. Mother Nature is cruel sometimes. It hates to warm up here too. I’m ready for summer. Don’t like cold weather. Stay warm and healthy. Don and Joyce. ♥

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