Delia Locke Diary, 1902-1907" 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 102 1903. Oct. 31. Sat. Have written to the children in the East. (T.S.R. 49. 2 P.M. 75. S.S. 64.) Nov. 1. Sabbath. Mr. DeKay was suffering with a bad cold, and although he came to fulfil his usual appointment, he did not preach, but they had communion service. Afterwards, they voted to sell the church organ to the Good Templars for fifteen dollars and buy a new one. This organ is the one bought twentysix years ago with money raised at the two musical concerts gotten up by Mrs. Stewart. It has served purpose, but our people now wish a better one. (T.S.R. 44. 2 P.M. 72. S.S. 64.) Nov. 2. Monday. Received a postal from Eunice and wrote to Ada. Eunice writes they have built a new barn for their new house. (T.S.R. 40. 2 P.M. 70. S.S. 64.) Nov. 3. Tuesday. Weather partly cloudy. Received a letter from Hannah and wrote to the children in Humboldt County. Hannah writes of a family re-union at Mertice's house in East Oakland, at which she, John, Celeste and Susie Pascoe were invited guests. Wallace went for them with his survey and took them riding all around the country and out to his new home. All Aunt Susie's children were there at Mertice-s except the Smiths. (T.S.R. 42. 2 P.M. 70. S.S. 63.) Nov. 4. Wednesday. Forenoon rainy. (T.S.R. 53. 2 P.M. 60. S.S. 56.) Nov. 5. Thursday. Morning foggy. Received letters from Hannah and Willie. Hannah writes of coming home today. As a matter of fact, John alone reached home. They came by evening train to Lodi and although George went with a team to meet them, he missed seeing them and Hannah and Celeste went to Mr. DeKay's for the night and John rode home with John Tretheway. (T.S.R. 43. 2 P.M. 64. S.S. 59.) Nov. 6. Friday. Hannah and Celeste arrived home and reported a pleasant time. Received a letter from Ada. Mr. Cooke is holding a series of meetings at a place called Garden Springs, and is having some encouragement. (T.S.R. 40. 2 P.M. 68. S.S. 61.) Nov. 7. Saturday. The weather is cloudy and a little rainy. Have written to the children in the East. (T.S.R. 47. 2 P.M. 55. S.S. 48.) Nov. 8. Sabbath. We had our first this morning. Rev. DeKay came in for a few minutes. They now have my organ for