Oct. 1914

Spring is trying to come.  We get one nice day and a new front comes through but each front is not quite as cold and the last so the gardens like it.  Each front brings some rain with it.  Everything is greening up, not the trees yet but you can see the buds.  The Red Bud is about ready to bloom, the crab apple tree is all budded and the pears are getting ready to bloom.  Looks like we will have a nice crop of pears this year.  Also looks like the blueberries made it and will be a good crop.  The raspberries are just starting to leaf out. Joe has a contract on a house in Whitwell, TN, only about and hour and a half from here.  There is over an acre of land with it so looks like there will be plenty of room for berries there.  Great house warming gift, maybe he will let me plant some blue berry brushes for him.  I can also start some raspberry bushes for him, that will give Luke some chores to do to care for those.  Today we will finish weeding the main garden.  Then wait until it is time to put in the tomatoes in May.  We also have to weed and cultivate the smaller gardens and get them ready for the squash, melons, cucumber, and other vines.  We like to give them plenty of room to spread out.  Time to get to work.  Have a great day.

Oct 1, 1914  Thursday  Plesant  very nice day  Dora went to Run with Yardley  went to Malboro with horse  then took the Electrict  to Keene   I kept House alone  got dinner for my self & Angie

Oct 2 Friday  Plesant  nice day  I worked on Hen House  dora Ironed   Boys go to School

Oct 3  Saturday  Plesant  Warm  Dora Ironed   I worked on Hen House   done a good job   Guy stayed a Wilton till Night   he works

Oct 4  sunday  Plesant  Boys & Angie went to Church   Dora bad cold  stayed at Home

Oct 5  Monday  Plesant  Dora washed   I helped do my part   I went up to Yardleys   he got some nice apples   number of bbl on one tree

Oct 6  Tuesday  Cloudy Am  Plesant   Pm  Dora washed big one got done 11 1/2  I done my part  looked like rain  we got none

Oct 7  Wednesday Plesant  Dora washed  got done 10 1/2  I helped do my part

Oct 8  Thursday  Plesant  Dora Ironed & baked  I went down to the Chair shop got 12 No 15 backs  good load  left 6 of them at the foot of the Hill   went back and back then up

Oct 9  Friday  Plesant  Dora Ironed   I worked on Chair Backs   the ground is geting very dry

Oct 10 Saturday  Plesant  Glem & wife arived here at noon  glad to see them  Guy come home at Night Train   we are all having a good time

Oct 11  Sunday  Plesant  Boys Angie  Glen Thayer & wife  went to Church

Oct 12  Monday  Dora washed   got done 10 oc  I helped do my part  Glen Thayer & wife come on thare honey moon   had a good time  he gone home to day

Oct 13  Tuesday  Dora washed a big one  2 wshings  I sent Mountain View Lodge No 101 Five dollars to help build the IOOF Hall at North Haverhill   I paid IOOF dues $1.25  John Farwell & wife are here on visit.

(On this date Guy began keeping an account of his money in an account book.  It reads Statements of my finances for Oct 1914″   the entries for Oct 13 are  Cash on hand  .86;  Mileage worth (on hand)   .68  Paid for aut Book  .30  Paid for Postage  .05  Paid for collars  .25  Paid for Davis reception  .25 )

Oct 14  Wednesday  Plesant  Dora washed  got done 11 oc  I helped with my help

(Oct 14  Rec’d from home  .50;  Paid Moving Pictures  .25)

Oct 15  Thursday  Plesant   Dora Ironed   I worked on CB  no rain  very dry

Oct 16  Friday  Plesant  Dora Ironed  I worked on C B  it rained Night

(Oct 16  Paid Lunch  .15;  )

Oct 17  Saturday  Rain all day  Dora Ironed   I worked on C B  it has rained all day   it is what we want  the ground was very dry

(Oct 17  recid  A H Young  1.75;  Paid for collars  .25;  Paid for laundry  .20;  Paid  Soda & peanuts  .10;  Paid for hair cut  .25)

Oct 18  Sunday  Plesant  Dora Angie & Herman went to Church  the rain has done lots of good  the storm cleared off warm

Oct 19 Monday  Rain  no washing to day  worked on C B

(Oct 19  Paid Postage .10)

Oct 20  Tuesday  Plesant  I went up to Keene  bought me a suit of clothes  Paid $13.50 for them  Nelly Barton come tody  she is a going to work  Rev Mr Cramer   Dora washed to day

Oct 21  Wednesday  Plesant  Dora washed to dah  I worked on C B

(Oct 21  Rec’d  for Mileage .23)

Oct 22  Thursday  Plesant but cool  Dora Ironed  I worked on C B  Nellie Barton is here yet   go to work soon  Mr Thayer  Mrs Thayer & Forrest walked into the Kitchen  it was a surprise

Oct 23  Friday  Cloudy  I went down to Wilton to see the Place and visit Guy   had a good time while I was thare. {Now I know why Guy was keeping an account book.  He had a place in Wilton, going to school and working)

(Oct 23  paid for Mileage  .90)

Oct 24  Saturday  Cloudy & Cold  Herman Banked up the house   I put up the frame around the water Pipe  it looks like a storm

(Oct 24  Rec’d A. H. Young  1.75; Rec’d of Mrs. C. Bales 1.25)

Oct 25 Sunday Plesant Boys & Angie went to Church

Oct 26  Monday  Plesant & Cloudy  Dora wased  Forrest Thayer helped her turn the wringer & Machine   I helped do the house work  Mrs Thayer helped

(Oct 26  Rec’d of mother (p 150)   7.00)

Oct 27  Tuesday  Plesant but Cold  Dora washed  Forrest Thayer helped her turned the ringer & washer   Grace Thayer come up from Lynn   her Father & Mother ware here to see her

Oct 28  Wednesday  Cloudy & Cold   Dora Ironed   her mother helped her  Grace Thayer gone back to Lynn  they all gone to the Depot with her

Oct 29  Thursday  Plesant   Mr Thayer & Mrs Thayer & Forrist Thayer went home to day  they had a good time here   Mr Thayer was not home sick while he was here

(Oct 29  Paid Dr. C. E. Farnum  10.00; Paid Postage .03)

Oct 30  Friday  Cloudy & Cold  Dora Ironed all day and done her House work   I did not but a little   Herman stayed at Hancock to have a good time

(Oct 30  Paid Postage .02)

Oct 31  Saturday  Cloudy & Cool  Dora Ironed & Baked Bread  done House work   I worked on C B

(Oct 31  Rec’d of A. H. Young 1.75; Paid cobbler  .75; Paid Lunch and peanuts from Oct 17   .15; Paid writing paper .10  Totals for the month of Oct total Credit $15.77 – total Debit $14.33

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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