Nov 1914

A beautiful day today.  The sun is out and we should hit 70 without any trouble.  We worked in the large garden today.  I finished weeding the potatoes and onions and Norman finished weeding the rest of the garden and pulling out a couple more rotten tree stumps.  Now we have just two more stumps we have to plant around in the whole garden.  It looks so nice when it is ready to plant.  A few of the potatoes are up and all but the latest planted onions are up.  We then walked out to the bluff and Norman went back while I  was making dinner and picked up the trees that fell along the path.  Now he can drive his tracker all the way out to the bluff.  The kitchen garden now needs a little weeding so will do that tomorrow.  The beets are up as well as the spinach and lettuce.  There are about half a dozen pea up but more will come tomorrow.  The raspberries are starting to leaf out.  Each clump of leaves will grow into a branch and have lots of raspberries on them, look great.  The blueberry buds are almost ready to bloom and the pears are fully budded now.  Going to be a big crop if we don’t get another hard frost.  The crab apples are ready to bloom, they had lots and lots of buds.  The apple trees look like they are going to bud soon as does the grape vine and the cherry tree.  No cherries again this year as the Coke Cherry is not large enough to bloom and cross pollinate the large cherry tree.  There are five asparagus spears just poking their head up in two of the patches.  The newest patch shows no sign of life yet but that is fine as we can’t cut those this year anyways.  They need the time just to get strong and make larger roots.  No sign of life on the peach trees.  I am afraid we really did lose all of those.  They have been our best producer for three years but I guess the other fruit trees will have to fill in for them this year.   I just love it when spring finally comes and things begin to grow!!  Monday we will plant some green beans and zucchini.  If we get another frost after they come up we will just have to cover them.  Have a great day.

Nov 1, 1914  Sunday  Cloudy & Cool  Dora  Angie & Herman went to Church   Nelly come to Church  had the little Girl  with her    the little Girl canot walk

(Nov 1  Cash brought from Oct.  1.00;  Mileage left from Oct.  .44)

Nov 2  Monday  Plesant   Dora washed   I helped do my part working on C B

(Nov. 2  Paid Postage .12; Sent home (p.150) .50; Paid wk class dues .10; Paid for wk .10)

Nov 3 Tuesday  Plesant   Dora washed  Herman was here to help her   no School to day   Election to day  the Democrats : there Rep & supervises   Republican super

(Nov. 3 Paid Postage  .10; Rec’d of C.E. Hersom .25; Paid Walnuts .05)

Nov 4  Wednesday  Plesant  Dora big wash to day  I helped do my part   she was Tired and I was sory for her

Nov 5 Thursday Plesant   Dora put down her Setering (Sitting) room carpet and it looks nice   I worked on C B

Nov 6  Friday  Cloudy & Cool  Dora Ironing  I put in the celler windows and rep all the little things around the House for winter

(Nov. 6  Red’d from mileage .25; Paid Mileage .25)

Nov 7  Saturday  Cloudy  Dora Ironed  I worked on C B

(Nov. 7  Rec’f from A. H. Young  1.75; Rec’d from Mrs C. A. Bales .50; Paid for laundry .20; Paid for candy & lunch .15; Paid for sewing shoe .05)

Nov 8  Sunday  Cloudy  All went to Church   I did not go

Nov 9 Monday  Cloudy & Cool  Dora washed  helped do my part  then worked on C B

(Nov 9  Sent Home (p.150) 1.00; Paid Athletic dues .50; Paid Peanuts .03; Paid Postage .07)

Nov 10  Tuesday  Plesant but Cold  Dora washed  I  done a little  helped do the House work

Nov 11  Wednesday  Plesant  Warm   Dora washed to day   I helped do my part then worked on C B     Corban had the shed part of the House Patched with a few shingles   it looks like a shanty

Nov 12 Thursday  Cloudy snow sq   Dora Ironed  House work  I worked on C B   made a pen for chickens to fatt in

Nov 13  Friday  Cloudy Warm   Dora Ironed  I worked at my Trade on Backs  Dr Dimic call to day

Nov 14  Saturday  Plesant   Dora Ironed & Baked Bread   I worked on C B  Herman put on the storm windows  Addie Barton or it was come to night with her Husband

(Nov 14 Rec’d of A. H. Young  1.75; Paid peanuts .05)

Nov 15 Sunday  Cloudy  Dora  Angie  Herman & Addie & husband went to Church

(Nov 15  Paid Supper .15)

Nov 16  Monday  Cloudy & rainy  No washing to day  Nellie Barton come over to see Addie & her man Clide Rockerd

(Nov. 16  Paid Postage .15; Sent Home (p.150)  1.00; Paid 1 wk. class dues .10)

Nov. 17  Tuesday  Plesant but Cold  dora washed to day   the Girls & Clide helped her   I done the Chores  worked on C B   Nellie went back home to Crouses Coat in the seting room stove first time (not sure what this means)

(Nov. 17  Paid Laundry .20;

Nov 18 Wednesday  Plesant  Dora washed  Clide & Addie help her   I done some of the House work   worked on C B

Nov 19  Thursday  Cloudy & rained  Clide & Addie went home by the way of concord  bad day for them   it commenced to snow all Night  bad Night to be out

Nov 20  Friday  cloudy  Snow  Dora Ironed  14 inches of snow  winter has commenced in ernest  Herman did not go to school  bad Night to be out

(Nov. 20  Paid 1 wk. class dues .10)

Nov 21  Saturday  Plesant  cool  Dora Ironed   I did not do but a little   Angie went down to the Chair Shop two times after backs & stock

(Nov. 21 Rec’d of A.H. Young  1.75; Rec’d of C.C. Bales (Mrs) .25  This is the end of Guy’s entries in the book.  I don’t know yet why he stopped.  Maybe Dec. will give us a clue.  Starting in Jan. of 1915 Dora used the account book for her household accounts.)

Nov. 22 Sunday  Plesant   All went to Church but  D W

Nov 23  Monday  Cloudy & Cold  Dora washed to day  I helped do my part   I went over to the Store to buy my a pair of shoes but they had none to suit me

Nov 24  Tuesday  Plesant  Dora wash 3 washing  one Ironing  good days work   I helped do some  my part turned the crank

Nov 25  Wednesday  Plesant   Dora getting ready for Thanksgiving  Guy come hom on the 11 oc   he killed 3 chicks for tomorrow  he has lost his boarding place at Wilton  woman sick come home to board  ( Now we know why he stopped recording his expenses.)

Nov 26  Thursday  Plesant  Thanksgiving day  we had a Family gathering  Dora  Angie  Guy – Herman & my self D W   we had a baked chicken a chicken Pie  a good one   Dora raised her chickens  no buy

Nov 27 Friday  Plesant  Dora Ironed  done House work  had one boarder 3 or4 dayes  Guy is at Home going to School Monday

Nov 28 Saturday  Plesant  Dora Ironed most all day   I worked on C B  Boys done some skating  never was beter Lake all glare

Nov 29  Sunday  Plesant All went to Church but my self  I stayed at Home Cannot hear ( Now you know why Web did not go to church with the family as he used to.)

Nov 30  Monday  Cloudy  Dora washed  Herman helped her   I done some of the House work  then worked on C B

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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2 Responses to Nov 1914

  1. Joyce and Don Larrabee says:

    Glad your garden is doing so good. It is still cold here. The wind has been very strong today, and it is only 39 here right now. Can’t wait for summer to get here. LOVE ♥

    • Glad to hear you two have made it through another winter. They are so hard on a soul in New Hampshire, they are so long and cold! Spring must be coming to you soon. We think of you both often but realize we will never be able to return to New Hampshire again, it is so far and Norman will not fly so we have to be content to remain here and just keep in touch with friends like you. Have a great day and enjoy the ever warming sun when it comes out. Love you

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