|Jan.1st.Wed.- Cold. Zero morning. Pleasant
day. Warm in the sun. Beautiful moonlight evening. Creig, Osmer and I opened
a grave for Clark Colby. Osmer and Orey went down to Wilcox's in evening.
|Jan.2nd Thu.- Warmer. Cloudy. Rained
a little in PM and evening. Colby funeral Creig and Osmer cut wood. Orey
W. in school.
|Jan.3rd Fri.- Warmer. Windy. Colder evening.
Boys and I began work on grave for Charles Longwell.
|Jan.4th Sat.- Not cold but cloudy. Snow
and warmer in evening. Finished Longwell grave.
|Jan.5th Sun.- Colder. Longwell funeral.
Zelma went to S.S. in AM.
|Jan.6th Mon.- Cold and snowy. Washed
clothes all day. The children all back in school after a two week's Christmas
vacation. Went to school meeting in evening. Osmer and Orey W. went to
ride down hill.
|Jan.7th Tue.- Warmer, but cloudy. Ironed.
Orey home sick. Other children in school. Zelma and Anita Evert went to
ride down hill in evening.
|Jan.8th Wed.- Cold, cloudy. Finished
ironing in AM. In PM Lee Van Nocken and I cut wood. Snow in evening.
|Jan.9th Thu.- Cloudy, cold. Worked about
house all day. Zelma and Osmer went riding down hill in evening.
|Jan.10th Fri.- Cold. Very icy highways,
have been for more than a week, and about 8 inches of snow. Got half a
ton of hay for cow in AM. Cut wood in PM. When came home found Vivian and
Mr. and Mrs. Taylor, her friends from Elmira. They all stayed to supper,
then the Taylors went home. Vivian is staying for the weekend.
|Jan.11th Sat.- Cold and snowy. Cut wood
in AM.I n PM we drew a load of wood.
|Jan.12th Sun.- Cloudy. Warmer. We all,
except Creig, went to Church and S.S. I was elected teacher of the men's
class, at S.S. In PM Mrs. Frost and Mrs. Doty called to see Vivian.
|Jan.13th Mon.- Warmer AM. In PM turned
cold and wind came up, blew hard. Vivian went back to Elmira in morning.
Went over to Benson's to draw wood in AM but he was not ready so came home
and worked in house.
|Jan.14th Tue.- A beautiful January day.
Washed all day. Osmer, Zelma and Orey W. went for a sleigh ride party in
|Jan.15th Wed.- Warmer. Cloudy. Rainy
late PM. Ironed in AM. In PM cut wood at woods.
|Jan.16th Thu.- Cloudy. Clear in evening.
Finished ironing in AM. Worked at wood in PM.
|Jan.17th Fri.- Colder. Pleasant but cold
NE wind, didn't thaw even in sun. Worked at wood all day. The boys went
riding down hill in evening. Later went home with Alton to listen to prize
fight over radio.
|Jan.18th Sat.- Warmer. Damp, almost rain.
Washed shirts and worked in house all day.
|Jan.19th Sun.- Cold. Snowed all day,
blizzard. went to church in AM, but no church or S.S., too stormy. In evening
cracked nuts, popped corn and made candy.
|Jan.20th Mon.- A beautiful day, but very
cold. At home all day, cleaning up. No local school.
|Jan.21st Tue.- Another pleasant, cold
day. Ironed in AM. Orey W. went to Mansfield with Zelma.
|Jan.22nd Wed.- Cloudy, warmer. Late PM
wind came up, started snowing. Blizzard all night. Wrote letters. Did house
|Jan.23rd Thu.- Cold.12 below in morning.
High wind and snow all day. No local school. The Mansfield school bus didn't
run. Roads full everywhere.Couldn't keep our old house warm. Worst blizzard
in years. Orey W.'s 12th birthday.
|Jan.24th Fri.- 8 below this morning.
Still high wind. No local school. Only a few farmers could get milk to
station. Mansfield bus got through. Osmer and Zelma went, Creig stayed
home. Wind went down with the sun at night.
|Jan.25th Sat.- 10 below this morning.
Pleasant day, but cold. Fixed boy's clothes, id a little in house.
|Jan.26th Sun.- 6 below this morning.
Pleasant day. No church or S.S. No traffic except with horses, and then
through the fields. Main Mansfield-Elmira road only one open for cars.
Zelma went with some young folks riding down hill in evening.
|Jan.27th Mon.- 14 below this morning
and quite a wind. No local school. Mansfield bus went. Washed. Wrote letters
|Jan.28th Tue.- Only 4 below this morning,
pleasant day. About sick with headache.
|Jan.29th Wed.- Zero morning. In bed nearly
all day with sick headache.
|Jan.30th Thu.- Warmer.4 above this morning.
Pleasant but cold day. Did not thaw even in the sun. Feeling better. Finished
ironing. Creig and I went down and paid taxes in evening. Osmer and Orey
W. went riding down hill.
|Jan.31st Fri.- 6 below this morning.
Clear. Cold day, followed by a cold, windy night.
|Feb.1st Sat.- Below zero. Cold and windy
all day. Tried to keep warm.
|Feb.2nd Sun.- Below zero. Third Sunday
that there has been no church or S.S. on account of the weather. A beautiful
day, but cold. Had a good time at home. Zelma is studying cooking at school
this winter so she got meals for us in the prescribed way.
|Feb.3rd Mon.- Another sub-zero morning.
Children all in school. I washed. Snowed in evening.
|Feb.4th Tue.- Warmer. Thawed a little.
Some sleet. I did the ironing.
|Feb.5th Wed.- Colder. Pleasant day but
cold. I fell on the ice this morning hurt my right hand. It pained me so
that did nothing all day.
|Feb.6th Thu.- 12 below again this morning.
Pleasant, cold, windy day.
|Feb.7th Fri.- 5 below this morning. Pleasant,
cold day. Sick all day. In bed most of day. Left the breakfast dishes for
Zelma to do at night.
|Feb.8th Sat.- Sub-zero morning. Beautiful
day. Feeling better ,but not up till noon.
|Feb.9th Sun.- 5 above, bright AM. Cloudy,
windy, colder PM. No church or S.S. feeling better.
|Feb.10th Mon.- 10 below. Very cold all
day, a little wind. Orey E. came along, picked me up and we went to Big
Flats, N.Y. To see our Uncle Rush Crippen, who is in his 91st year. Stopped
in Elmira for dinner, back home about 8:30 PM.
|Feb.11th Tue.- Another sub-zero morning,
|Feb.12th Wed.- Zero. Cold, windy. Began
work in late PM on grave for John A. Reynolds. Snow deep in cemetery.
|Feb.13th Thu.- 10 above. Snowed all day.
Creig home, helped me on grave.
|Feb.14th Fri.- Warmer. Sleet, turning
to rain. Thawed in PM. Funeral in PM. Austin helped me with grave and snow.
Zelma had bad cold, at home.
|Feb.15th Sat.- Thawed a little. Got wood
on Rouses hill. Creig washed and I ironed in evening. Orey W. went up to
Dee Stevens to spend the weekend. Very bright day. They have many cases
of scarlet fever in Mansfield.
|Feb.16th Sun.- Cloudy. Thawed very little.
At home all day. They had church and S.S., but none of us went.
|Feb.17th Mon.- Snowy all day. Cut wood
on Rouse's hill in PM. Children all in school.
|Feb.18th Tue.- Cold and windy. Roads
full of snow again. Worked in house all day. Zero at 6 PM.
|Feb.19th Wed.- 14 below this morning.
Washed and cut wood.
|Feb.20th Thu.- 22 below this morning.
Built saw buck and book shelf etc. all day.
|Feb.21st Fri.- 18 below this morning.
Fine day. Began work on grave for Frank Sherman.
|Feb.22nd Sat.- 10 below this morning.
Beautiful day, but cold. Creig and I finished Sherman grave. Osmer shoveled
snow. Had hard time getting into cemetery with car.
|Feb.23rd Sun.- 26 below this morning.
Cloudy day. No church or S.S.
|Feb.24th Mon.- Warmer. Thawed a little
all day. Orey E. called. Spent all the AM. Stayed for lunch. He is thinking
of running for member of the State Legislature on the Democratic ticket.
We talked it over. In PM I washed a little.
|Feb.25th Tue.- Warmer. Thawed all day.
Snow went fast. Washed all AM. In PM went down town for groceries and cow
feed, then cut a little wood.
|Feb.26th Wed.- Cloudy, warmer, thawed.
Ironed all day. Received letter from Orey E. announcing that he was going
to run for Legislature.
|Feb.27th Thu.- Thawed but little today.
|Fed.28th Fri.- Cold, indy.Cut wood part
of day. Another letter from Orey E. saying he has changed his mind and
will not run for Legislature.
|Feb.29th Sat.- Cloudy most of day. Cold
wind. The boys and I cut wood in AM.
|Mar.1st Sun.- Cold wind. Partly pleasant.
|Mar.2nd Mon.- Pleasant AM, cloudy PM.
In late PM and evening, snowed. Washed all day. Went down town in evening.
|Mar.3rd Tue.- Cloudy, warmer, cool wind.
|Mar.4th Wed.- Beautiful day, warm. Rain
and snow at night. Cut wood. Creig and Orey went down to Wilcox's in evening.
|Mar.5th Thu.- Cloudy, cold. Worked in
house in AM. Royal Sargeant called in PM. We talked about my buying this
|Mar.6th Fri.- Pleasant but cold wind.
|Mar.7th Sat.- Cold morning. Beautiful
day. Cut wood.
|Mar.8th Sun.- Pleasant, cold AM. Cloudy
warmer PM. Went to church and S.S. in AM. Took nap and wrote letters in
|Mar.9th Mon.- Warmer. Very cloudy AM,
rainy PM.I washed in AM. Orey W. home with cold.
|Mar.10th Tue.- Cloudy, rained a little.
Orey W. in school again today. Neal Rouse called in PM. Here nearly all
PM, wanted I should help him cut wood.
|Mar.11th Wed.- Rained all day. More water
in the creek than I have seen before. Much damage done in Tioga, Lawrenceville
and southern N.Y. towns.
|Mar.12th Thu.- Water gone down. Rained
a little in morning, turning to snow. Snowed all day and into night. Went
to a Ladies Aid dinner at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Lewis Longwell.
|Mar.13th Fri.- Sun came out beautiful,
when it first appeared.6 inches of snow on the ground. Sun soon clouded
under, wind began to blow.
|Mar.14th Sat.- Cloudy. Washed in AM.
In PM began grave for Mrs. David Chamberlain. Sick at night.
|Mar.15th Sun.- Warm, cloudy. Boys worked
on grave, helped a little. Sick.
|Mar.16th Mon.- Rained all day. Chamberlain
funeral. Was about sick but worked all day.
|Mar.17th Tue.- Rained all day. High water
again. I ironed and did housework.
|Mar.18th Wed.- Foggy. Rained in late
PM and evening. Everything covered with ice this morning. The worst flood
in over 40 years in eastern U.S. Reaching from Maine to Carolina. Roads,
railroads, power lines, telephone and telegraph lines out. Homes and other
property damaged to the extent of millions of dollars and much loss of
life. The old Roseville Mill Pond went out.
|Mar.19th Thu.- Foggy. Rainy. Ice brought
down many wires and trees. Snow in evening. High water continues. Flood
at it's worst in some places, Pittsburg, Johnstown, Williamsport and several
other Pa. towns.
|Mar.20th Fri.- Pleasant AM, cloudy PM.
Wind changing to E late PM.I washed and ironed.
|Mar.21st Sat.- About 3 inches snow on
ground in morning. Thawed but snowed all day. They are having school fair
in Mansfield, the children went in AM.
|Mar.22nd Sun.- Thawed a little, but not
much. Pleasant. At home all day.
|Mar.23rd Mon.- Warmer, cloudy. Rained
a little in late PM. Washed in AM. Worked in cemetery in PM. No school
in Mansfield today, on account of their having school Sat.
|Mar.24th Tue.- Warm, partly pleasant.
Ironed in AM. Worked in cemetery in PM. Children all in school again. Orey
W. home for dinner.
|Mar.25th Wed.- Foggy morning, beautiful
day. Worked about house in AM. In PM worked in cemetery cleaning up lots
where dirt had been left from graves opened in winter. Heard first peepers.
|Mar.26th Thu.- Fine day. Worked about
house in AM. Helped Neal Rouse cut wood in PM. Zelma and Orey W. went down
to Sweeley's in evening.
|Mar.27th Fri.- Cloudy. Rained a little
several times. Helped Rouse cut wood again in PM.
|Mar.28th Sat.- Pleasant day. Cool wind.
Creig and I cut wood in AM. In PM Osmer and I worked in cemetery. Royal
Sargeant called about noon and talked about the place.I had about made
up my mind not to buy, he tried to sell it.
|Mar.29th Sun.- Partly cloudy, not cold.
Went to S.S., no church, preacher sick. In PM children went for walk, I
|Mar.30th Mon.- Fine day. Washed. Orey
E. called in PM.
|Mar.31st Tue.- Cloudy, cold wind. Ironed,
then went to see John Benson about money. No luck.
|Apr.1st Wed.- Cloudy, a little windy.
Worked in cemetery in PM. Snow in evening.
|Apr.2nd Thu.- Rained nearly all day,
just a drizzle. Cold night.
|Apr 3rd Fri.- Cold and windy. Mopped,
worked about the house. Royal Sargeant called, we talked about my buying
|Apr.4th Sat.- Pleasant but cold and windy.
Washed in AM. In PM Creig and I tried working in cemetery, but earth piles
|Apr.5th Sun.- Cloudy, cold wind. Went
to church and S.S. in AM. Rex Soper called in PM to see about selling me
|NOTE: (Rex Soper was the local undertaker,
he had a lien on the place for, I think, two funerals, Amos and his wife.
Don't quite understand how Royal, Amos' son, expected he could sell the
place to Dad, since he didn't own it, Rex owned it. Maybe he thought could
get money enough from Dad pay off lien and still have some left over.)
|Apr.6th Mon.- Warm, rainy all day. Went
to Wellsboro with D. Watson. Saw the reemployment office about a job.
|Apr.7th Tue.- Cold wind. Ironed and worked
about house. Cemetery meeting in evening. Alton at house to get help in
addressing cards asking a vote on the question of a high school at Roseville.
|Apr.8th Wed.- Real cold morning. Got
ready to go see Soper about buying the place, then he phoned me that he
had a body to care for. Soper is an undertaker. Worked for Armstrong in
PM, taking down the old Hanyan store.
|Apr.9th Thu.- Pleasant AM. Cloudy PM.
About 3:30 it began to rain then turned to snow. Worked on old store building
till 4 PM. Children home from Mansfield for Easter vacation at noon. Had
letter from Florence saying that she would buy this place and we could
live here, and she would come live with us after a time.
|Apr.10th Fri.- Rainy AM. In PM the boys
and I built a box and put a tongue on John Benson's land roller for him.
|Apr 11th Sat.- Rained hard all morning,
cloudy all day, warm. Royal Sargeant called about noon to see about the
place. Boys went hunting woodchucks in PM.
|Apr.12th Sun.- Rained all day. We all
went to S.S. in AM.
|Apr.13th Mon.- Cloudy AM, pleasant PM.
Washed and ironed part of clothes. Went to cemetery meeting in evening.
|Apr.14th Tue.- Pleasant AM. Rainy PM.
Worked for Armstrong taking down the old Hanyan store in AM and in PM until
the rain stopped us. Went with Alton Crippen to talk high school with Austin
|Apr.15th Wed.- Fine day. Rained in late
evening. Began working in the cemetery.
|Apr.16th Thu.- Cold. Snow squalls, high
wind. Worked on grave for W.B. Niles all day.
|Apr.17th Fri.- Cold. Ground frozen in
morning. A little snow in the air nearly all day. Niles funeral. Creig
home to help me. Sold remains of the old car to J. VanNess. Children all
went up to Alton's to a school party in evening.
|Apr.18th Sat.- Cold and rainy. About
sick all day.
|Apr.19th Sun.- Only partly pleasant.
Went to church and S.S. Started for walk with Zelma in PM. It started to
snow and we came home.
|Apr.20th Mon.- Cold wind. Warmer in evening.
Worked in cemetery all day. In evening went to Tioga with John Wilcox and
Charles Cudworth to a Democrat meeting. Orey E. spoke. Orey E. called on
me in late PM.
|Apr.21st Tue.- Rained nearly all day.
Went to Columbia X Roads with Mrs. John Wilcox, who drives a Star Route,
in the morning. There I met Rex Soper and we went to Roaring Branch. Florence
bought the place where I live. Then we came back to Troy and up to Sylvania,
had dinner at Soper's, back to Troy. I took bus for Mansfield, then home
on school bus at night. Some trip for a rainy day.
|Apr.22nd Wed.- Cold wind. Worked in cemetery
all day. Ground froze in morning.
|Apr.23rd Thu.- Cold, froze again. Worked
in cemetery all day. Went down to Sweeley's in evening. Talked high school
for Roseville and Rutland.
|Apr.24th Fri.- Cold. Washed in AM. In
PM worked in cemetery.
|Apr.25th Sat.- Cold wind. Worked in cemetery
all day. Boys cleaned up around the yard and house.
|Apr.26th Sun.- Pleasant, but cold wind.
Went to S.S., all of us, in AM. In PM I went with Donald Straw to invite
some people to attend church.
|Apr.27th Mon.- Cold and pleasant. worked
in cemetery all day.
|Apr.28th Tue.- Cloudy, warmer, rainy.
Primary election. I was a watcher for Shirley Cudworth, a candidate for
county committee. My first experience.
|Apr.29th Wed.- Real warm. Muggy. Rained
a little. About sick with headache. Set out a dozen berry bushes.
|Apr.30th Thu.- Weather same as yesterday.
Worked in cemetery all day. The last day of school here in Roseville. The
boys all went fishing after supper.
|May 1st Fri.- Hot day, partly cloudy.
Run lawn mower in cemetery all day. Orey W. went up to Stevens, stayed.
|May 2nd Sat.- Warm AM, showers PM. Worked
in cemetery in AM. About noon Florence came. In PM we talked about plans
for remodeling the house.
|May 3rd Sun.- Cooler but rainy. Went
to S.S. in AM.
|May 4th Mon.- Cold north wind. rey W.
came home in AM. Worked in cemetery all day. Orey W. worked with me.
|May 5th Tue.- Cold morning, warmer PM.
Orey W. and I worked in the cemetery all day.
|May 6th Wed.- A beautiful day. Washed
and aired bedding all day.
|May 7th Thu.- Hot day. Worked in cemetery
all day. Went to S.S. class meeting in evening.
|May 8th Fri.- Another hot day. Worked
|May 9th Sat.- Still hot. Worked in cemetery
till late PM, then set out berry plants. Dud Benson plowed small gardens
for us. Orey W. worked with me all the week. Creig worked with me in PM.The
children all went swimming today.
|May.10th Sun.- Very hot. Vivian home
about 2 hrs in PM. Didn't go to S.S.
|May 11th Mon.- Very hot. The warmest
May weather ever known. Orey W. and I worked in cemetery all day. The school
bus broke down.
|May 12th Tue.- Another hot day. Worked
in cemetery all day. Orey W. and I have good times, it seems to me. At
least I enjoy working then coming home and getting dinner together, but
Orey W. does not seem to be contented. Somebody is working on him. He went
up to Stevens tonight.
|May 13th Wed.- Rained last night and
again about 2:30 PM. Washed in morning then worked in cemetery till rain.
|May 14th Thu.- Cold and windy. Worked
in cemetery all day.
|May 15th Fri.- Cold.Very cold last night.
Froze pump on our well. Froze grass in cemetery and the leaves on the hickory,
butternut and walnut trees. The leaves were about half out. Worked in cemetery.
|May 16th Sat.- Another cold morning.
Zelma went on her class picnic. Planted garden with Osmer in AM. Worked
in cemetery in PM. Creig mowed the village green.
|May 17th Sun.- Pleasant day. Warmer.
Creig, Osmer and I home alone. Went to church and S.S. Sick in PM and night.
|May 18th Mon.- A good day. Zelma came
home last night. Sick all day. In bed most of time.
|May.19th Tue.- Rained in AM. Worked in
cemetery a while, then went to see John Benson about my pay. Washed in
PM, ironed in evening.
|May 20th Wed.- Cold AM. Worked in cemetery.
|May 21st Thu.- Warmer. Worked in cemetery.
|May 22nd Fri.- Warmer. Worked in cemetery.
Zelma stayed home from school to work. Getting ready for Vivian.
|May 23rd Sat.- Quite hot. Planted a little
garden. Vivian came home in AM. Wallace Porter plowed lower garden. Orey
W. came home.
|May 24th Sun.- Hot. Showers in PM. Vivian
went back to Elmira this morning 8:00.Orey W. went back to Stevens,6:00
AM. Zelma,the boys and I went to S.S. in AM. The boys(Creig and Osmer)
went with Alton to Elmira to a ball game in PM. Zelma and I went for a
walk in PM. Vivian starts from Elmira tomorrow noon for Boston, Mass.,
to stay several years to work and go to school. The chances are against
my ever seeing her again. Asa Bement and his wife, Mr. and Mrs. Harry Bement
and Wayne Crippen,(my little boy, whom Helen gave to Asa Bement),called
a few minutes about night. Harry Bement, Helen's father, called me aside
and told me he did not approve of Helen's conduct, and that he did approve
of my way of doing, that I had his sympathy.
|May 25th Mon.- Colder. Worked in cemetery.
|May 26th Tue - Warm. Worked in cemetery.
|May 27th Wed.- Warm, fine day. Worked
in cemetery. Began work on Ida Longwell grave. Charles Hill helped me.
Creig and his Senior Class went to Keuka Lake for a picnic.
|May 28th Thu.- Cold NW wind. Spit snow
on the hills. Worked in cemetery. Fred Every helped me. Creig stayed in
Mansfield till late. Class doings.
|May 29th Fri.- Warmer, but still cool.
worked in cemetery all day and in evening.
|May.30th Sat.- Fine day. Ida Longwell
funeral. Osmer helped me in cemetery in AM, went to play ball in PM. Creig
helped in PM. After we cleaned away Longwell lot,we began grave for Nina
|May 31st Sun.- A good day. Worked in
cemetery all day. Osmer helped in AM Creig in PM. John Wilcox took us all
over to Mansfield in evening to Creig's Baccalaureate Service.
|Jun.1st Mon.- Cloudy AM. Warm PM. Layton
|Jun.2nd Tue.- Fine day. Went to Mansfield
to see Zelma graduate from Junior High School in AM. Washed in PM. Went
to Mansfield on school bus.
|Jun.3rd Wed.- Cool wind. Went to Mansfield
to see Creig graduate from Senior High School. John Wilcox took us. Worked
in cemetery rest of day.
|Jun.4th Thu.- Cool wind.Osmer and I worked
in cemetery all day.
|Jun.5th Fri.- Cool wind. Worked in cemetery
all day. Osmer with me all day, Creig in PM.
|Jun.6th Sat.- Coolwind. Worked in cemetery.
Creig mowed green in AM. In PM he went to Mansfield to have tooth pulled.
|Jun.7th Sun.- Warm. Went to church and
S.S. in AM. Lunch under the old beech tree, Zelma, Creig and I. Osmer went
to play ball.
|Jun.8th Mon.- Rainy. Rained a little
most all day. Did but little. Boys and I played cards in evening.
|Jun.9th Tue.- Warm day. Osmer and I worked
in cemetery all day. Orey W. came home. Boys went to play ball after supper.
|Jun.10th Wed.- Hot. Creig and I worked
for Armstrong, breaking stone for driveway. Osmer went to Mansfield in
AM, worked in cemetery in PM.
|Jun.11th Thu.- Rainy AM. Washed in PM.
The boys worked in cemetery in PM.
|Jun.12th Fri.- Fine day. Creig, Osmer
and I went to Elmira with William Sweeley to see the town.
|Jun.13th Sat.- Another good day. Worked
in cemetery all day.
|Jun.14th Sun.- Fine day. Went to S.S.
in AM, and Children's Day program in evening. Orey W. went back to Stevens
after the program.
|Jun.15th Mon.- Beautiful day. Creig went
to Mansfield to get his yearbook. Osmer and I worked in cemetery. School
board meeting in evening.
|Jun.16th Tue.- Fine day. Worked in cemetery
all day. In evening went with Don Straw to Mansfield to county S.S. convention.
Creig began working for Will McClure.
|Jun.17th Wed.- Good day. Worked in cemetery.
Broke lawnmower. Spent most of PM and evening trying to fix it up.
|Jun.18th Thu.- Hot, rainy. Went to Elmira
again with Sweeley. This time to get a mower.
|Jun.19th Fri.- Hot. Osmer and I worked
|Jun.20th Sat.- Hot, muggy. Worked in
cemetery in AM. In PM went to Old Home meeting and made a speech on history
of community. Orey E. spoke.
|Jun.21st Sun.- Father's Day. A beautiful
day. Went to church and S.S. in AM. In PM,2:30,church again, Orey E. spoke.
Church again in evening, but I didn't go. Osmer and Zelma went.
|Jun.22nd Mon.- Osmer began working for
Donald Straw. Fine day. Cut village green in AM. In PM worked in cemetery.
School board meeting in evening at William Sweeley's. Orey W. came home.
|Jun.23rd Tue.- Hot. Worked in cemetery
all day. About sick with dizzy headache.
|Jun.24th Wed.- Rained early morning.
Cold day for Jun. Sick all AM, up about noon. Orey W. and I worked in garden,
planting beans and potatoes.
|Jun.25th Thu.- Fine day. Worked in cemetery
in AM. Orey W. and I planted garden in PM.
|Jun.26th Fri.- Beautiful day. Planted
garden all day. Washed at noon.
|Jun.27th Sat.- Rained all AM. Set out
cabbage and tomato plants, hoed garden.
|Jun.28th Sun.-Beautiful day. Went to
S.S. in morning. Osmer, Zelma and Orey W. went. Children all went to ball
game in PM.
|Jun.29th Mon.-Pleasant till evening then
rainy. Worked in cemetery all day. Creig went back to McClure's and Osmer
to Straw's this morning.
|Jun.30th Tue.- Cloudy, rainy. Mowed with
scythe about house and around cemetery in AM. In PM Orey W. and I finished
planting beans. Osmer home for dinner. Mrs. Frost called in evening.
|Jul.1st Wed.- Cool morning. Cut Mrs.
Frost's lawn in morning. Then Mrs. Frost and I went to Roaring Branch to
see Florence. Then back to Tioga and had supper with Orey E. Home again
8:30 in evening.
|Jul.2nd Thu.- Fine day. Worked in cemetery.
Went to S.S. class social meeting in evening. Creig and Osmer both there.
|Jul.3rd Fri.-Hot AM. Rain at noon. Sweeley's
barn burned. Worked in cemetery. Creig home at night.
|Jul.4th Sat.-Beautiful day. Worked in
cemetery all day. Creig home, he helped me in PM. Osmer came home at night.
Creig and Osmer went to a dance in Roseville P.O.S. of A. Hall, for benefit
of ball team. Arthur Clark, a young man who lives above town, came in evening
and helped Zelma and Orey W. shoot fire crackers and watch the village
|Note: See Flagholder Section for information
about P.O.S. of A. (Patriotic Order, Sons of America)
|Jul.5th Sun.- Beautiful day. Went to
church and S.S. in AM. In PM washed shirts and pants for boys. Creig went
to Elmira with Will McClure in PM to air show. In AM Alton gave Creig his
first driving lesson. In PM Osmer went to Troy to ball game. After supper
Osmer fell from Orey W.'s bicycle, hurting his arm.
|Jul.6th Mon.- Fine day, hot. Worked in
cemetery all day digging for marker bases. Annual schoolboard settlement
in evening, did not finish.
|Jul.7th Tue.- Hot day. Worked on marker
bases all day. Osmer worked Monday but came home at night, arm quite bad.
I fixed it up and he stayed home today.
|Jul.8th Wed.- Hot, extreme hot weather.
Worked in cemetery all day.
|Jul.9th Thu.- Very hot. Began work on
B.A. Harris' grave. Weather very hot,100 degrees in shade.
|Jul.10th Fri.- Hotter. Irvin Austin helped
me on grave. I took over school board secretary work.
|Jul.11th Sat.- Hot. Heavy shower about
4:00 PM. Mowed in AM. Harris funeral in PM. Boys both home in evening for
|Jul.12th Sun.- Still hot. Went to church
and S.S. in AM. In PM tried to straighten out my secretary work.
|Jul.14th Tue.- Very hot. Cut grass on
village green in AM. In PM hoed garden.
|Jul.15th Wed.- Hot. Worked in cemetery
in AM. About noon Florence came, bringing with her Mrs. Flora Thomas of
St. Paul, Minn., an own cousin of ours. Her mother was a sister of my mother.
Florence got Creig, Zelma and Orey W. and we all had a picnic dinner at
the old mill pond. After dinner Florence and Flora went on to Orey E.'s
in Tioga.32 years ago this coming fall and winter I worked in Atlanta,
Wis.,(A lumbering town),and boarded with Flora and her husband, Clayton
Thomas.Again,25 years ago this spring, at Bruce, Wis., I boarded with them
about 3 months.
|Jul.16th Thu.- Cooler. Our hot spell
broken, I guess. Worked in cemetery in AM. In PM worked in house and garden.
Creig home a few minutes in evening. Zelma went down to Wilcox's in evening.
|Jul.17th Fri.- Fine day. Worked in cemetery
all day. Orey W. went up to Stevens for a few days.
|Jul.18th Sat.- Hot and dry. Worked in
cemetery. The church sold ice cream in the church basement in the evening.
Zelma and I went down. The boys went to a dance in the P.O.S. of A. Hall.
|Jul.19th Sun.- Beautiful day. Went to
S.S. in AM and ball game in PM. Score: Troy 9,Roseville 3.
|Jul.20th Mon.- Still hot and dry. Worked
|Jul.21st Tue. Hot and dry. Worked in
cemetery. Creig came home at night. All through at McClure's.
|Jul.22nd Wed.- Partly cloudy. Hot and
dry. Worked in cemetery. Zelma and Orey came over at noon with our lunch.
Creig went to Mansfield on his bicycle, home at noon.
|Jul.23rd Thu.- Cooler AM. A good rain
in evening and night. Worked in cemetery in AM. In PM Creig and I hoed
|Jul.24th Fri.- Rained in morning. Washed
all day. Zelma went to Elmira with Armstrong to her Grandfather Bement's
for a week's vacation. Orey E. called in evening.
|Jul.25th Sat.- Beautiful day. Worked
in house all day. Creig and Osmer went to a dance in evening.
|Jul.26th Sun.- A good day. Went to S.S.
in AM. Osmer went to Troy in PM to a ball game.
|Jul.27th Mon.- Fine day. Worked in cemetery.
|Jul.28th Tue.- Hot day. Worked in cemetery.
Rained at night.
|Jul.29th Wed.- Warm day. Worked on school
district reports in AM. In PM worked in cemetery.
|Jul.30th Thu.- Cooler. Creig and I finished
hoeing beans in AM. In PM worked on school reports again.
|Jul.31st Fri.- Cool morning, beautiful
day. I went to Elmira with Sweeley, Zelma came home with me. Creig went
to Tioga with Orey E. to drive for him. Thus ends one of the happiest weeks
in years, Creig and I here alone. Orey W. came home in evening.
|Aug.1st Sat.- Beautiful day. Went to
S.S. picnic in Smythe Park in Mansfield. Zelma and Orey went with A.E.
Benson. I went with Mark and Edith McClure. Osmer and Zelma went to dance
|Aug.2nd Sun.- Cool morning, hot day.
Sick about all day. Home all day.
|Aug.3rd Mon.- Hot. Worked in cemetery
|Aug.4th Tue.- Hot AM. Nice shower in
PM. Worked in cemetery till rain. Joint meeting of Rutland Township and
Roseville Borough School Boards in evening, at home of Minor Cook.
|Aug.5th Wed.- Cloudy, hot. Worked in
cemetery all day. Osmer helped me.
|Aug.6th Thu.- Pleasant. Worked in cemetery.
|Aug.7th Fri.- Fine day. Worked in cemetery
in AM. In PM washed and ironed a little.
|Aug.8th Sat.- Good day. Ironed in AM.
In PM Florence came and Orey W. went home with her. She is trying to buy
the place where we live but can't get clear title to it.
|Aug.9th Sun.- Beautiful day. Went to
church and S.S. in AM. In PM Zelma and I went for a walk.
|Aug.10th Mon.- Beautiful AM. Rained in
PM. Went to Mansfield in AM to see about WPA job. No luck. In PM Osmer
and I worked in cemetery.
|Aug.11th Tue.- Hot, cloudy. Osmer and
I cleaned store rooms upstairs.
|Aug.12th Wed.- Pleasant, hot. Worked
in cemetery all day. Creig came home at noon. Russell Watson and wife called
|Aug.13th Thu.- Hot day. Worked in cemetery
all day. Osmer went to help Ford Cook thrash. Orey E. came to cemetery
|Aug.14th Fri.- Hot till late PM, then
rain. Osmer at Cook's, Orey at Dee Stevens'. I worked in cemetery till
rain. Osmer went to Don Straw's in evening.
|Aug.15th Sat.- Cloudy, hot. Washed. Creig
and Osmer at Don Straw's to do the chores evening and Sun. morning.
|Aug.16th Sun.- Clear, hot. Went to church
and S.S. Boys home for dinner.
|Aug.17th Mon.- Hot AM, cooler PM. Worked
in cemetery in AM. Worked for Armstrong in PM. Osmer worked in cemetery
|Aug.18th Tue.- Cold, foggy morning. Went
to Mansfield with John Benson in AM to see about a job. No luck. Worked
in cemetery in PM. Creig went back to Orey E.'s yesterday morning.
|Aug.19th Wed.- Hot. Worked in cemetery.
Storm at night.
|Aug.20th Thu.- Cloudy AM. Hot PM. Worked
about home in AM, in cemetery in PM.
|Aug.21st Fri.- Warm. Worked in AM in
cemetery. In PM patched John Benson's barn roof, where Wed, night's storm
took shingles off. Rained about the time I finished.
|Aug.22nd Sat.- Fine day. I washed in
AM. Osmer worked in cemetery, we both worked in cemetery in PM. Orey E.
and Creig called in morning. Creig brought us a dog. Orey E. and Creig
went to a Rod and Gun Club Meeting.
|Aug.23rd Sun.- Beautiful day. Went to
church and S.S. in AM.
|Aug.24th Mon.- Hot day. Creig came home
in AM. Worked in cemetery all day on Smith marker bases. Creig and Osmer
|Aug.25th Tue.- Hot day. Worked in cemetery
all day. Creig with me. Osmer went up to Straw's. Special meetings began
|Aug.26th Wed.- Warm. Creig and I worked
in cemetery in AM. In PM I worked alone, Creig went back to Tioga. Went
to church in evening. Miss Brainard and Miss Geiger have charge of the
|Aug.27th Thu.- Warm day. Worked in cemetery.
Florence brought Orey W. home. Too tired for church.
|Aug.28th Fri.- Rained in late PM. Worked
in cemetery till rain. Went to church in evening. Osmer home.
|Aug.29th Sat.- Cloudy. Washed in AM.
In PM Osmer and I worked in cemetery. We all went to church in evening.
|Aug.30th Sun.- Cool. Went to church and
S.S. in AM. Miss Brainard taught my S.S. class so I didn't have to. We
all went to church in evening. Creig home a few hours in PM. Orey E. went
to marry Marion Prutsman to a Mr. Mays.
|Aug.31st Mon.- Cold, cloudy. Worked in
cemetery. Osmer and Zelma started school at Mansfield Senior High. First
day home at noon.
|Sep.1st Tue.- Fine day. Cool. Orey W.
and I worked in cemetery all day. Osmer and Zelma went to school. We all
went to meeting in evening.
|Sep.2nd Wed.- Fine day. Worked in cemetery.
Went to meeting in evening.
|Sep.3rd Thu.- Fine day. Worked in cemetery.
Meeting in evening. Osmer accepted Jesus tonight.
|Sep.4th Fri.- Worked in cemetery all
day. Meeting in evening.
|Sep.5th Sat.- Fine day. Osmer and I worked
in cemetery in AM. In PM Osmer and I helped Mark McClure put up a silo.
|Sep.6th Sun.- Beautiful day. Went to
church and S.S.i n AM.PM Zelma and Orey went up to Dee Stevens', Osmer
studied. In evening we all went to church. Creig home late PM. Our meetings
closed tonight. We have had two weeks of fine meetings. Osmer, Zelma and
Orey W. have all accepted Jesus in these meetings and things have taken
on a different outlook at our house.
|Sep.7th Mon.- Fine day. rained last night
.Was sick with my head all day. Creig at home and we visited when I was
not in bed.
|Sep.8th Tue.- Beautiful day. Worked in
cemetery all day. Creig helped in AM.
|Sep.9th Wed.- Fine day. Worked in cemetery.
Helped Benson milk.
|Sep.10th Thu.- Hot day. John Benson got
cement for us at noon. Worked on Smith marker bases in PM. Florence came
|Sep.11th Fri.- Beautiful day. Creig and
I worked in cemetery all day and until 7:30 in the evening. Florence went
over to Uncle Rush's.
|Sep.12th Sat.- Cloudy, looked like rain
all day. McCarthy, from Elmira, set markers in cemetery. Osmer and I worked
in cemetery in AM. Florence went home in late PM.
|Sep.13th Sun.- Cloudy, warm. Went to
church and S.S. in AM.A man from Millerton by name of Bradway, preached
in place of Knight.
|Sep.14th Mon.- Cool, partly cloudy. Cut
wood in AM. In PM helped Neal Rouse fill silo. Some boys went swimming
in the old swimming hole in Benson's pasture after school. Creig went back
|Sep.15th Tue.- Warm. Several showers
during the day. Worked for Rouse all day.
|Sep.16th Wed.- Hot. Washed in AM. Worked
in cemetery in PM. Ironed in evening. Osmer went to Mansfield to a show
in evening. Senior High out for Mansfield Fair.
|Sep.17th Thu.- Cloudy, cooler. Zelma
and I canned tomatoes in AM.I n PM I cut corn for Minor Cook.
|Sep.18th Fri.- Cool day. Cut corn for
Cook all day. Zelma and Orey W. went to fair. Osmer at home alone.
|Sep.19th Sat.- Beautiful day. Osmer and
I went to Elmira with Billy Sweeley Spent the day about town and evening
with Osmer's grandparents. Misunderstood Sweeley's plans, so walked about
6 miles when he overtook us and we reached home about 3:30 AM. Creig home
|Sep.20th Sun.- Fine day. In bed most
of day. Zelma went to church and S.S. The only one to go.
|Sep.21st Mon.- A good day. Worked for
Minor Cook, filling silo all day.
|Sep.22nd Tue.- Beautiful day. Finished
at Cook's 10 AM. Washed and worked little in cemetery balance of day. Orey
called about 5 PM. Creig went home with him.
|Sep.23rd Wed.- A beautiful day. Hot.
My 56th birthday. Worked in cemetery in AM. In PM washed sweaters and bed
|Sep.24th Thu.- Rainy most of day. Washed
some more bedding. About sick with my head. Went to prayer meeting in evening.
|Sep.25th Fri.-Cool day. Cold night. Sick.
Did little or nothing. Gathered some garden stuff.
|Sep.26th Sat.- Frosty morning. Our first
frost. Began feeling better in PM Gathered some more garden. Osmer helped
Henry Oldroyd fill silo. Went to church social in evening.
|Sep.27th Sun.- Warmer, windy. Went to
church and S.S. in AM.
|Sep.28th Mon.- Cool. In AM helped Henry
Oldroyd fill silo. In PM went with Lee VanNocken and wife to Blossburg
to a Democratic meeting. Gov. Earle of Pa., Dr. Rothfuss of Williamsport
and Orey E. Crippen were the speakers I have been a Republican all my life
till this fall.
|Sep.29th Tue.- Rainy. Dug potatoes between
|Sep.30th Wed.- Rainy. Dug potatoes between
showers. Creig called a few minutes.
|Oct.1st Thu.- Cool, cloudy. Cut corn
for Malcom Kingsley.
|Oct.2nd Fri.- Pleasant day. Cool. Worked
for Kingsley, helping Lewis Copp fill silo.
|Oct.3rd Sat.- Fine day. Osmer worked
for Kingsley and I worked for Donald Straw building a silo. Creig home.
He Orey W. and Zelma went to Mansfield with Orey E.'s car.
|Oct.4th Sun.- Beautiful day. Began work
on grave for Barton Porter. Osmer helped in PM.
|Oct.5th Mon.- Beautiful day. Porter funeral.
Zelma home sick.
|Oct.6th Tue.- Fine day. Zelma back in
school. Began work on grave for Herbert Hart. Creig came home in PM. In
evening Lee VanNocken, D. Watson, John Squares, Creig and I went with Alton
Crippen to Wellsboro to a Democratic meeting.
|Oct.7th Wed.- Beautiful day. Dug Hart
grave. Creig worked for Rex Crippen.
|Oct.8th Thu.- Fine day. Hart funeral.
Creig worked for Rexford.
|Oct.9th Fri.- A good day. Creig and I
put down a marker base in cemetery for marker on Armstrong lot.
|Oct.10th Sat.- Rainy. Worked about house
in AM. At 1:00 PM the place where we live was sold at public sale. I bid
it off for Florence for $490.00. After sale I washed. In evening ironed.
Zelma spent the afternoon at a meeting of her S.S. class.
|Oct.11th Sun.- Cool. Windy. Went to church
and S.S. in AM. In PM Creig, Osmer, Orey W. and I took a walk up to the
old Crippen farm.
|Oct.12th Mon.- Cold. Went to Roaring
Branch with Rex Soper to see Florence about the sale. Zelma's last kitten
was killed by a car.
|Oct.13th Tue.- Cold. Rainy. Dug potatoes,
gathered pumpkins and built stall for cow. Went down to Woodworth's in
evening to see about school business.
|Oct.14th Wed.- Warmer. Beautiful day.
Worked in cemetery all day.
|Oct.15th Thu.- Beautiful day. Washed
and gathered beans. Osmer and Zelma went to a church social. Orey W. stayed
|Oct.16th Fri.- Partly cloudy. Worked
for Neal Rouse, helping Frank Williams fill silo.
|Oct.17th Sat.- Rained all AM. In PM Osmer
and I built steps up to road front of house.
|Oct.18th Sun.- Cold and windy. Went to
S.S. in AM.
|Oct.19th Mon.- Cool, windy. Finished
gathering beans in AM. In PM went to hear Democratic speech from car near
P.O. Creig came home about 11:30 AM with Orey E.'s car. After, he took
me to see Russell Watson about some work I was to do for him. Then to Mansfield
and back home about 4:30 PM.
|Oct.20th Tue.- A beautiful day, warm.
Finished digging potatoes in AM.In PM helped Minor Cook thrash.
|Oct.21st Wed.- Another beautiful warm
day. Washed and started digging pit for cesspool.
|Oct.22nd Thu.- Beautiful AM. Rain late
PM. Worked in cemetery in AM. n PM worked patching roof for Rouse on Palmer
|Oct.23rd Fri.- Rainy. Down town in AM.
Creig came home about noon. Children all went to school party in evening.
|Oct.24th Sat.- Nice day, pleasant. The
boys and I cleaned out well, then worked on pit and driveway down from
the road. In evening Creig, Zelma and Orey W. went to Tioga, to a S.S.
convention with Donald Straw.
|Oct.25th Sun.- Beautiful day. Cool wind.
John Wilcox cut my hair in morning. Went to S.S. in AM. In PM went to Blossburg
with John Wilcox and Mr. and Mrs. Cudworth to a Democratic committee meeting.
|Oct.26th Mon.- Cold day. Pulled cabbage
and worked in cemetery.
|Oct.27th Tue.- Cold. Worked on pit and
built wall in front of house.
|Oct.28th Wed.- Pleasant. Washed clothes.
|Oct.29th Thu.- Cold, stormy. Went to
Wellsboro with William Sweeley to School Director's Convention in AM. In
PM came back to Mansfield with Sweeley then to Russell Watson's funeral.
Creig and Osmer were pall bearers. I came home with Ford Crippen, his wife
and Uncle Rush and Aunt Lottie. They were on their way to Elmira. Prayer
meeting in evening.
|Oct.30th Fri.- Nasty, stormy day. Went
to Wellsboro with Sweeley in morning,came home with Luther Benson at night.
|Oct.31st Sat.- Fine day. Cut wood in
cemetery in AM. In PM cut wood at Archie Benson's. Osmer and Orey helped
|Nov.1st Sun.- Fine day. Went to S.S.
in AM. In PM went to Tioga with Mr.and Mrs. Mark McClure. Stayed for supper
and church in evening with Orey E.
|Nov.2nd Mon.- Rainy. At home and about
town in interest of election.
|Nov.3rd Tue.- Fine day. Election day.
Was Democratic poll watcher. Orey E. was defeated for member of assembly,
but the Democrats carried Pa. for President. The first time in 80 years,
since 1856.The Democrats carried 46 of the 48 states.
|Nov.4th Wed.- Rained all day. Snowed
in evening. Florence came in PM. Creig came home in PM, Orey E. brought
|Nov.5th Thu.- Cold. Windy. Did little
except visit with Florence and discuss plans for repairing the house.
|Nov.6th Fri.- A little warmer. Partly
pleasant. Creig and I went to Archie Benson's and got a load of wood in
|Nov.7th Sat.- A good day. Warmer. In
AM helped Lee VanNocken start grave for Mrs. Hill. Then Creig and I went
to Mansfield with Florence's car and ordered shingles and roofing for house.
In evening Osmer went to Elmira to a show. Creig, Zelma and Orey W. went
to a local show. Florence went to Orey E.s in PM.
|Nov.8th Sun.- Cloudy day.Worked with
Lee on Hill grave in AM. In PM Hill funeral.
|Nov.9th Mon.- Cold. Washed and ironed.
Creig took siding off west side of house in AM. Worked for Rexford Crippen
in PM. Stuff we ordered Sat. was delivered this AM.
|Nov.10th Tue.- Pleasant. Cold morning.
Creig took me over to Fannie Watson's, near Mansfield, in Alton's car.
Then he worked for Rexford while I helped Fannie pick up things about Russell's
buildings and pack them away. I got a ride home in evening.
|Nov.11th Wed.- Armistice Day. Pleasant.
Cold. Creig and I put roofing on west side of house and battened barn for
winter. Helped Cudworth draw a load of millet in late PM.
|Nov.12th Thu.- Pleasant. Warmer. Worked
about barn at home in AM. In PM Creig and I patched barn roofs and repaired
shed on Harris place, where Rouse lives.
|Nov.13th Fri.- Pleasant. Worked at home
in AM. Creig and I worked on barns on Harris place again in PM.
|Nov.14th Sat.- Cold wind. Creig and I
started to set up a manure spreader for John Benson. It was new work for
both of us and we made little progress. Florence called a few minutes about
noon. Osmer and Zelma went to school in AM.
|Nov.15th Sun.- Cold, rainy AM. Snowed
in PM. Went to church and S.S. in AM.
|Nov.16th Mon.- Cold, snowy. Almost a
blizzard.6 above zero. Finished setting up Benson's spreader.
|Nov.17th Tue.- A little warmer. Worked
|Nov.18th Wed.- Cold and snowy. Began
working on a grave for James Monroe (Roy)Frost.
|Nov.19th Thu.- Cold, pleasant .Frost
Funeral. Creig helped me.
|Nov.20th Fri.- Warmer, windy. Washed
all day. Creig helped getting water and wood.
|Nov.21st Sat.- About like yesterday.
Sick all day. Not dressed till evening. Creig and Osmer cut wood at Archie
Benson's in AM. In PM got John Benson's truck and cut some wood at the
cemetery and brought over.
|Nov.22nd Sun.- Cold and snowy. At home
all day. Feeling better but up but little.
|Nov.23rd Mon.- Cold. Feeling some better
but did nothing but work about the house. Tooth ache all night. Creig and
I put in window glass and repaired porch at school house in PM.
|Nov.24th Tue.- Cold. Snowy. About 4 ins.
snow. Worked about house all day.
|Nov.25th Wed.- Warmer. The boys put roofing
on part of the south end of the house in PM. With my help. Osmer and Zelma
home at noon for Thanksgiving vacation.
|Nov.26th Thu.- Thanksgiving. Cold and
windy. Creig, Osmer, Zelma, Orey W. and I home. Had rabbit dinner, good
time. Played cards in evening.
|Nov.27th Fri.- Cold day. Washed. Creig
and Osmer went to Mansfield in AM with Alton's car. Zelma visited local
school in PM.
|Nov.28th Sat. Very cold. Ironed. Creig
and Osmer cut wood.
|Nov.29th Sun.- Cold. Snowed in PM. Went
to church and S.S. in AM.
|Nov.30th Mon.- Pleasant but cold. Worked
in house in AM. Cut wood in cemetery in PM. Very cold night.
|Dec.1st Tue.- 4 below zero this morning.
Pleasant. Worked about house all day. Fixed over desk.
|Dec.2nd Wed.- Snowed all day. Creig and
I brought over some wood from the cemetery. Did house work.
|Dec.3rd Thu.- Warmer. Just about freezing
all day. Washed clothes.
|Dec.4th Fri.- Weather about like yesterday.
Worked in the Rutland Post Office all day. Ironed in evening.
|Dec.5th Sat.- Pleasant but cold. Worked
in Post Office. Letter from Vivian saying she would be home Dec.6th,tomorrow.
|Dec.6th Sun.- Cold till evening, then
warmer, rain. Went to church and S.S. in AM.In AM Creig went to Elmira
with John Wilcox to meet Vivian, but she didn't come.
|Dec.7th Mon.- Pleasant but cold all day.
Worked in Post Office all day. Creig and Alton went to Elmira in evening
and got Vivian. Her bus was several hours late so she reached Elmira Sunday
evening instead of Sunday morning as she had planned. Vivian sick and had
to give up her school for a rest.
|Dec.8th Tue.- Cold. Clear. Worked in
P.O. all day. Creig is doing house work.
|Dec.9th Wed.- Warmer, thawed most all
day. Worked in Post Office again.
|Dec.10th Thu.- Warm, snow going. Worked
in P.O. Went to bible class meeting in evening with Creig and Osmer.
|Dec.11th Fri.- Snow about disappeared
today. Worked in P.O. Eleven years ago today we came to Roseville with
little Asa's body. Snow in evening. Creig sick in evening.
|Dec.12th Sat.-Ground white. Not cold.
Thawed in PM. Worked in P.O. Vivian went down to Wilcox's.
|Dec.13th Sun.- Cold. Cloudy. Went to
church and S.S. in AM. About sick with cold in glands of neck.
|Dec.14th Mon.- Zero morning. Cold, pleasant
day. Worked in P.O. all day.
|Dec.15th Tue. - A beautiful day. Not
cold. Worked in P.O. about two and a half hours in the morning and same
at noon. Creig and I worked in cemetery balance of day on graves for George
Gould and Mrs. Clark Colby.
|Dec.16th Wed.- Cloudy but warm. Opened
P.O. in morning, then Creig and I worked in cemetery. Lee VanNocken helped
us. Creig made application for a job in Harrisburg. Orey W. went out with
some boys for a "dog" roast in evening.
|Dec.17th Thu.- Cloudy, cold wind. Opened
P.O. then worked in cemetery. Colby funeral in AM ,Gould funeral in PM.
|Dec.18th Fri.- Cold, snowy. Worked in
P.O. all day. Creig and Osmer began work on a grave for Ray Cummings, who
was burned to death when his house burned last night.
|Dec.19th Sat.- Cold, snowed all day.
Creig and Osmer finished grave in AM and looked after funeral in PM.I worked
in P.O. all day. Mrs. Cudworth worse.
|Dec.20th Sun.- Warm, rainy morning. Cold
PM and evening. Worked about house all day. Zelma went to S.S.
|Dec.21st Mon.- Colder. Worked in P.O.
|Dec.22nd Tue.- Cold, snowed a little.
In P.O. all day.
|Dec.23rd Wed.- A zero morning, pleasant
day. In P.O. all day. smer and Zelma home at noon for Christmas vacation.
|Dec.24th Thu.- A little warmer, beautiful
day. In P.O. all day. Christmas tree in church in evening. Vivian, Zelma
and Orey went. Orey W. in program. Creig, Osmer and I home. I ironed. The
boys dressed rabbit for dinner tomorrow.
|Dec.25th Fri.- Warm but cloudy. Washed
in morning, helped the girls get dinner. After dinner Creig and I shingled
part of barn. Vivian, Creig, Osmer, Zelma and Orey W. all home for Christmas
dinner. Good time, good dinner, and thus another Christmas comes and goes.
Not many presents because our money was low.
|Dec.26th Sat.- Warm, springlike day.
Washed again in AM. Dug pit for toilet in PM. The boys took down an old
|Dec.27th Sun.- Another warm day. I was
about sick with my head all day. Vivian, Osmer ,Zelma and Orey went to
church. Then Vivian left for Elmira without waiting for dinner, with Wilcox's.
|Dec.28th Mon.- A little cooler, but pleasant.
Worked in P.O. all day.
|Dec.29th Tue.- Beautiful AM, cloudy PM.
In P.O. all day.
|Dec.30th Wed.- Warm, rainy day. In P.O.
|Dec.31st Thu.- A little colder. In P.O.
all day. Creig received letter from the Governor's secretary telling him
that he had the offer of a position in one of the Depts. in Harrisburg,
and to report Jan.4th 1937. Creig much excited.