Delia Locke Diary, 1885-1891" by Delia Locke

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Locke, Delia
Holt-Atherton Special Collections, University of the Pacific Library
Delia Locke; diaries; women; diarist; California; Locke-Hammond Family Papers; Lockeford; CA; Dean Jewett Locke; rural life; rural California; 19th Century; church; temperance organizations; Mokelumne River Ladies' Sewing Circle; temperature recordings; journal
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Page 318 1888. Nov. 24. Saturday. Carrie and Bertha Geffroy called today. The season seems unusually forward. New leaves are actually coming on the trees before the others have fallen, making our season seem almost like the tropics. (T.S.R. 42. 2 P.M. 59. S.S. 55.) Nov. 25. Sabbath. Mr. Cooke preached for us today, in the absence of a pastor, and his father and mother came and dined with us. Theresa felt so much better that she went to meeting and S. school. Received letter from Hannah, Horace, Willie and Calvin. (T.S.R. 42. 2 P.M. 65. S.S. 57.) Nov. 26. Monday. Forenoon cloudy and showery. received a letter from Mr. Pascoe - all are better. Wrote to Calvin. (T.S.R. 52. 2 P.M. 60. S.S. 57.) Nov. 27. Tuesday. And now Theresa, with only two or three days' respite from fever, has grown suddenly worse again, and after sending again for Dr. Barbour, he gives it as his opinion that she is attacked with scarletina which has been going around among the children. She is very thin and weak from the effects of the other fever - how can she endure another serious illness? I had planned to let her go home with Ada and family, who planned to return today, but did not that she might try a change of climate, and she has had a new dress made on purpose, but this plan had to be given up. I feel the need now of Hannah's help (souly). I have written to her, but tried not to cause her to regret her being there at this time, instead of here. (T.S.R. 36. 2 P.M. 55. S.S. 51.) Nov. 28. Wednesday. A foggy forenoon. Wrote to Ida. Theresa no better. (T.S.R. 34. 2 P.M. 53. S.S. 49.) Nov. 29. Thursday. Thanksgiving Day. But it has been a hard day for me with trying to have an extra dinner and Theresa so very sick here up stairs, she could hardly endure to have me out of her sight a minute. As Ada and family were here, I invited Luther and Howard to dinner with their families, and Alice, who had Miss Cahill, dressmaker, there sewing, brought her along with her. But Weldon also shows symptoms of scarletina, and so only a part of us could eat at one time, as some must stay with the children, and, altogether, it has seemed so