Anna Swan came down here yesterday morning and staid till this afternoon. Last night Eugene Swan, John, Anna Swan and Sophronia went down to Richmond. I did not go but staid at home and read the Ledger to Mother. I have been nearly sick for the past week, have had a bad cough. Tuesday Flora … Continue reading Sunday Dec. 4th, 1864
I did not go to Ringwood because they had the party Thursday night instead of Friday. Eugene Swan and Irving Green went. May Frothingham went with Adin Swan. I was over to Frothinghams’s Tuesday night. I board at Mr. Ager’s.
Adin Swan and Jim Birget thrashed for today, they got through between three and four o’clock. The shortest job we have had since we came west. We had 38 bushels of wheat, 306 of oats, and 6 bushels (I believe) of flax. Last Thursday Soph and I and the Frothingham girls went down to Weeks’s … Continue reading August 29th, 1864, Monday
Cousin Sophronia Gale and I took a horseback ride last night. Went up the south road and came back the north. Charlie Frothingham came home yesterday morning but he went back last night. John and Father went down to get the mail. There was a concert at the school house. May Frothingham and Martha went … Continue reading August 21st, 1864, Sunday
Roderick Hodge’s time is out tonight. He talks of going to Iowa next week with George Henry Kane. We expect Mrs. Gookins, Mrs. Rogers and Sarah Welch over here this afternoon. Yesterday afternoon Georgia Hodge, Sophronia and I went over to see Lottie Covill. She intends to go to Janesville, Wis. today. She is going … Continue reading Hebron, August 6th, 1864, Saturday
Albert Alexander and Covill finished their work in the barn last night. It looks quite nice. It is now going on seven weeks since we have had rain enough to lay the dust. Man and beast are longing for a good shower. Old residents say the like has not been known in 14 years. Last … Continue reading June 19th, 1864, Sunday
It looks as though it might rain. I hope it will for we haven’t had any since April 20th, or May 7th it was, and we need it very much. Father raised his barn Thursday, quite a crowd here. We got supper for them, set the tables out doors. Georgia Hodge, Lottie Covill, Mrs. F, … Continue reading Hebron, May 29th, 1864, Sunday