April 20th, 1873, Sunday

Rather pleasant. Mother and Father spent the day here. Mother is troubled for breath quite bad. We have had a very backward spring after a terrible cold winter. Eugene is going to sow wheat tomorrow. We have had two pretty hard thundershowers this spring. I read in the paper that in Mississippi and Iowa they … Continue reading April 20th, 1873, Sunday


July 21st, 1872, Sunday

I went over to Father’s and spent the day. Mother Swan went home this forenoon. Henry Swan came after her. Sophronia got home Friday night. She brought me a dress from May, a silver cup for Olive from Mr. Parsons and also one from Cousin Olive, a gold ring for Clara from Aunt Sophronia and … Continue reading July 21st, 1872, Sunday

July 14th, 1872, Sunday

Pleasant. Mother Swan came up today. Is going to stay a week. Our folks have sent for Soph. I never saw Mother look so miserable. Flora Covill is there now. Mat Gookin only staid a week. I have got a sewing machine, a Singer bought the 2nd of July.


May 12th, 1872, Sunday

Cloudy, looks like rain. I have been over to Father’s today, took both children. Aunt Clara was there. She and Soph start for Mass. next Wednesday. Father went after Emma Kuffman this afternoon. She is going to work for them awhile. Mother is feeling miserable, but guess talking to Aunt Clara has not done her … Continue reading May 12th, 1872, Sunday


March 26th, 1872, Wednesday

May has gone back to Boston. May Brigham has been boarding here all winter. Her school finished today. I like her much and so did all the district. Since I wrote last William Swan has moved his house over on the other side of the road. It seems odd not to see the house down … Continue reading March 26th, 1872, Wednesday


January 29th, 1871, Saturday

William Swan came up from Ringwood and brought May and the children. They will stay in here until Monday. (Father and Mother took dinner here.) May got back from Nashville the 1st of this month and has been at Ringwood ever since. Nora was quite sick while gone. John Norton and his Father called.


November 24th, 1870, Thursday

Thanksgiving day spent the day over to Father’s. May and her two children started for Nashville the 2nd week of this month. Will is at work part of the time at Ades’ and part of time to Smith’s. Father’s folks had a dance last month, about 30 there. Mother is very miserable. I have a … Continue reading November 24th, 1870, Thursday