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

October 9th, 1871

Eugene was down to Genoa today. Heard Chicago was all afire. Shall hear more particulars tomorrow. May has gone down to St. Louis. Uncle Haskel is dead. Died last month.


July 1st, 1871, Saturday

Mrs. Leaman called a few moments. Emma Kuffman is going home today. I have another daughter born Wednesday June 14th, Olive M.


June 11th, 1871, Sunday

Adin and Achsah spent the day here. Achsah has another son born the 5th of May. The 17 year Locusts are here. The air seems full of them. I dislike to hear them. Emma Kuffman is at work here. I like her first rate.


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