Jan 1915

Another nice day in store for us.  Today Norman will plant some green beans and some lima beans and two hills of summer squash, all in the same small area at the head of the garden so if it turns cold and we have a light frost we can cover them for the night.  Hopefully there will be no more frosts.  The pear trees are really budded now and we should have a big crop.  The apples are starting but can’t tell yet how many there will be.  Pray for no hard frosts now!!  Have a great day.

Jan. 1, 1915  Friday  Plesant  Dora Ironed  she is not feeling first best  got cold  feels chilley  beter I hope in the morning   She had a present of 2 bbl flour 100 lbs  sugar 25 lbs lard  good sameratan come along                                                                                                               (Dora’s account book:  Paid stockings  .25; Received Mr Carr .25)

Jan 2  Saturday  Cloudy  Dora Ironed to day  I worked on C B  Neighbours are filling thare Ice houses  ice 13 inch   nice and clean                                                                                         (Jan 2 Stamps .10)

Jan. 3  Sunday Plesant & cool  Guy  Herman  Angie  went to Church   Dora did not feel like going   I at Home

Jan. 4  Monday  Plesant & Cold  Dora washed   I was the Man that helped her   we got done at 11oc  then I worked on C B   Angie took 12 to the shop  Back 15 ctr ones $1.80                 ( Jan 4,  Paid Clean all  .25)

Jan.  5  Tuesday  Plesant  Dora washed to day  big one  got done at 11 oc   done the helping  then worked on C B  it is nice Sleighing

Jan. 6  Wednesday  Cloudy   Dora washed  got done at 11 oc  Bag of Crack Corn  Bag of Brand for the Hens                                                                                                                 ( Received from Forrest  $2.00;  Received from Trudelle  $4.00)

Jan. 7  Thursday  Plesant & Warm  Dora worked on her Co work  Aprons for a Co in Boston  She gets so much pr day   I worked on the water stoping it from coming into the Hen House                                                                                                                                       ( Paid for Napkins .25)

Jan 8  Friday  Cloudy  Cool  Dora Ironed  I done Chores  Mr Powell  here over Night  I worked on C B  sleighing is gon

Jan 9  Saturday  Plesant   Dora went to Keen to day  on business   I worked on C B  Guy killed a rooster to Night for to morrow   Mr Powell went this morning                              ( Paid shoes 2.00; Paid Keene  Trip 6.00)

Jan 10  Sunday  Plesant   Dora  Angie  Herman went to Church  Guy went up to Long Pond  9 miles from the outlet

Jan 11  Monday Cloudy  Dora washed 2 washing   I helped do my part   Dellie Barton come over on the 3 Train  went back on the 7 OClock                                                                    (Received  for washing 1.50)

Jan 12  Tuesday  Snow am Cloudy Pm  No washing to day  Dora worked on aprons for Co  got 18 done  Send them off  Tomorrow                                                                     (Paid insurance 1.20 ; Paid tickets .20; Paid Cohem 4.00)

Jan 13  Wednesday  Cloudy & Plesant Pm  Dora washed to day   I helped do my part   Snow a plenty for sleighing   Guy stayed to Wilton to Night   looks now for fair weather

Jan 14  Thursday  Plesant   Dora washed   I done my part  Dora took 7 to dinner  stay all Night  Tom Cabin Play   woman  Girl 5 men

Jan 15  Friday Plesant  Dora done her House work and Ironed   I done chores & went down to the Chair Shop  got some Backs                                                                                              (Paid Tea Man .25;’ Received of Show troop 6.00;  Received of Mrs Pender wash. .50; Received of Mrs Turney 1.00)

Jan 16  Saturday  Plesant   Dora Ironed  I work on backs   Dora & Guy took Georges old mare and had a sleigh ride

Jan 17  Sunday  Cloudy & rain  No meeting to day  (Paid milk 1 .00; Paid Chocolate.25; Received  Sewing .68)

Jan 18  Monday  Rain all day  bad day to be out   Dora washed a big one   I helped do my part

Jan 19  Tuesday Rain & Cloudy  No washing  Dora Baked  good lot of it so we could have something to eat

Jan 20  Wednesday  Plesant   Dora washed   I helped do my part then worked on C B (Received bread .10;  Received  Mr Hewey 1.00)

Jan 21  Thursday  Plesant   Dora washed   I helped some doing to work on C Backs   no sleighing   some ice in the roads

Jan 22  Friday  Plesant but Cold  Dora Ironed most all day  Mrs Yardley was here for to rpe a dress for Dora  I worked on C B most all day  Bag meal for the Hens (Received Mrs Pender washing .50;  Paid Coal bill  13.60)

Jan 23  Cloudy  Dora done lots cooking  Guy went to Wilton   Paul Clark went with him   I done my work as usual (Received   Cooking for Davis  .20)

Jan 24  Sunday  Cloudy   Meeting at the vestry  all went but my self

Jan 25  Monday  Cloudy & Storm  No washing to day  I worked on C B  Dora went up to Mrs Brooks   She is sick                                                                                                                 (Paid Stamps .20)

Jan 26  Tuesday  Plesant & Cool  Dora washed 2 of them   big ones and baked bread   I worked on C B  Mrs Brooks about the same

Jan 27  Wednesday  Plesant  Dora washed   I done my part then worked on C B

Jan 28 Thursday  Cloudy   No washing to day  Dora done House work   I worked on C B  done Chores  Funeral to day Mr                                                                                            (Paid Ace wool .36;  Received washing 2.50)

Jan 29  Friday  Cloudy  Cold  No washing   Dora Ironed most all day   I worked on C B  20 below zero                                                                                                                                            (Mr Block’s dinner .25)

Jan 30  Saturday  Plesant  Cold   Dora Ironed   I worked on C B  Boys done some Chores and run the roads the rest of the time

Jan 31  Sunday  Cloudy  Boys & Angie went to Church   Dora my self stayed at Home  No sun all cloudy I dark (Paid butter .39; Received washing  10.00;  Totals for the month  Received 30.48  Paid $29.29



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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