Dec 1914

This ends 1914.  Next I will do 1915 with two entries each day.  One from Web’s diary and One from Aunties (Dora’s account book where she tells who stayed over night and any money she received or spent. )  Spring has finally come and it is beautiful out.  We have warm nights in the 50’s and days in or near the 70’s, just perfect.  Yesterday was house cleaning day and letter writing so we are back on a regular routine now, feels good.  Today we will do more weeding and getting the gardens ready for planting.  We should be able to plant some green beans and take a change on no hard frost now.  If we get a frost we will cover them.  Also at this time of the year we don’t get the frosts they get in the valley.  Heat rises so if it is warm through out the day, when the frost come below the mountain that heat rises and we don’t get the frost.  Still no sign of any peaches but we keep hoping there will be a few of the blossoms that survived.  They are still on the tree so we will see.   Have a great day.

Dec 1, 1914  Tuesday  Plesant  Dora washed big one then went to Ladys Ade meeting or a Church gathering

Dec 2  Wednesday  Cloudy  Dora went to Keene with Mrs Yardley  got home at dark   we got along all right at Home

Dec 3 Thursday  Plesant   Dora worked  done House work  Ironed  I worked on C B

Dec 4  Friday  Plesant  Warm  Dora Ironed  done House work  I work on C B

Dec 5  Saturday  Cloudy   Dora Ironed  I did not do very much work  did not feel like it  I felt tired

Dec. 6 Sunday  all gone to Church but my self   it looks like rain  I hope we shal get it  we want rain

Dec 7  Monday  Cloudy & Cold  Dora washed big one  I helped do my part then work on C B

Dec 8  Tuesday  Cloudy all day  Dora washed big one  I helped do my share  helped do the house work   worked on C B

Dec 9  Wednesday  Cloudy  Dora washed a big one  got done at noon   biggest wash going  we shal not have to wash tomorrow

Dec 10 Thursday Cloudy  No washing to day  Ironing for Dora   I work on C B

Dec 11    Friday  Plesant  Dora Ironing to day  I work on C B  and do my chores

Dec 12  Saturday Plesant  Dora Ironed   done House work   baked and Cleaned Dining room   I worked on C B

Dec 13  Sunday  Cloudy  it looks like a storm  snow I guess  all gone to Church

Dec 14  Monday  Plesant  Dora washed to day  got done at 10 oc  I helped do some of the hard part   I do not feel the very best   it snowed last Night

Dec 15  Tuesday  Plesant  Dora washed to day she done it alone   I got up with the Pleurisies  feel very sore   it come on last at Midnight   Dora has been babing me   She put on a mustard past  I feel better to Night

Dec 16  Wednesday  Plesant   Dora washed to day  alone  I not good for any thing but I will come out all right yet

Dec 17  Thursday  Plesant & Cold  Dora Ironed  I not the very best yet  hope to get beter soon

Dec 18  Friday  Plesant & Cold  Dora Ironed to day and done House work   I on the sick list but getting beter   Georg Davis got Home to day been gone 8 days  settling his Girls Estate

Dec 19  Saturday Cloud & dark   Dora Ironing I am on the gane   be all right soon  Guy is down to Wilton aft the Girls I guess

Dec 20  Sunday Plesant  Herman & Angie went to church  Dora and my self stayed at home

Dec 21  Monday Plesant  Snow & Cloudy Pm  No washing   Dora and Web   put a new front & back into our stove  had good luck doing the work   stove looks like a new one inside    6 inches of snow

Dec 22  Tuesday  Cold & Windy  Dora washed   Guy helped her   I kept my the fire not feeling the very best   it is a cold day

Dec 23  Wednesday  Plesant & Cold   Dora washed   boys helped her got done at 11 oc   Mr Dewey the sewing machine man came to Night  Stay all night

Dec 24  Thursday Plesant & Cold  Dora washed to day  Guy helped her   I helped do little    1 below zero this morning

Dec 25  Friday  Plesant  Cold   Dora cooked   done House work   I done chores   She had at Dinner besides her own family   Nellie Barton & George Davis  had a good Dinner and a good time

Dec 26  Saturday  Plesant & Cold   Dora Ironed   helped do Chores  16 below zero   Cold day  no wind still

Dec 27  Sunday  Plesant & cool   All went to Church but Web   he stayed at Home like good fellow

Dec 28   Monday  Plesant   Dora washed big one   Guy helped her   I done chores   worked on C B  good sleding

Dec 29  Tuesday Plesant  Dora washed   Guy helped her  got done 11 oc   I done chores   worked on C B

Dec 30  Wednesday  Plesant  No washing to day   Dora done House work   Baked and done lots of work   I worked on C B

Dec 31  Thursday  Plesant    Dora washed   Guy helped her   I done chores for the House and 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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