Delia Locke Diary, 1885-1891" by Delia Locke
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Page 256 1887. the side of the store, at the near, stood the house and windmill of the late Justice Mecker, with two wooden tanks full of water when the fire reached those tanks, and the props were burned out, the water came upon the fire, and effectually stopped it in that direction, so that the Granger's store and Mrs. Mecker house was saved - the only buildings upon that block. The fire originated from the overheating of the iron work around the engines in the planing mill, while the men were gone to dinner, supposed to have caught in the shavings. Uncle has returned from Grand Lodge at Monterey. Have written to Mary and received letter from Horace. (T.S.R. 66. 2 P.M. 87. S.S. 75.) Oct. 12. Wednesday. Weather a little cloudy. Have written to Willie and received a letter from Ida. They are intending to pack their goods next week for leaving Redwood. Her painting pupils are finishing their pictures. (T.S.R. 54. 2 P.M. 72. S.S. 66.) Oct. 13. Thursday. Mrs. Kelly's work here has come to an unexpected close. It seems she has been troubled with varicose veins in one leg, and that it sometimes bleeds, was to disable her completely. She has now a return of that trouble, and so has been obliged to leave for home, much to our regret. I should like to keep her all the time. Have written to Ida. Ladies Aid Society met with Mrs. White. (T.S.R. 52. 2 P.M. 73. S.S. 64.) Oct. 14. Friday. The bell tolled this morn. for Miss Lydia Montgomery - the sister of Mr. Mont. - aged eighty years. She cane to Cal. in 1855 for her health, because she was trouble with asthma, and has suffered more or less with that disease ever since, living with her brother always. She has been failing for months, and not able to leave her bed. Have written to Horace. Fanny Swett and Alice Andrew called this P.M. Alice's health is poor. (T.S.R. 46. 2 P.M. 72. S.S. 65.) Oct. 15. Saturday. Eddie returned from Oakland today. Received letters from Ada and Mr. Pascoe. The people of Redwood gave Ida and Mr. Pascoe a farewell surprise visit, and presented her with a purse containing fortyfive dollars. (T.S.R. 46. 2 P.M. 71. S.S. 64.) Oct. 16. Sabbath. The Funeral of Mrs. Lydia Montgomery was attended from the house this