Delia Locke Diary, 1875-1879" 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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1877. Oct. 20. Saturday. (T.S.R. 47. 2 P.M. 70. S.S. 67.) Oct. 21. Sabbath. We had some rain this morning. Pleasant as I lie in bed. (T.S.R. 68. 2 P.M. 71. S.S. 61.) Oct. 22. Monday. A cloudy day with a little rain. (T.S.R. 55. 2 P.M. 63. S.S. 61.) Oct. 23. Tuesday. A Rainy morn. (T.S.R. 57. 2 P.M. 63. S.S. 62.) Oct. 24. Wednesday. (T.S.R. 54. 2 P.M. 70. S.S. 66.) Oct. 25. Thursday. A cloudy day with a little rain. (T.S.R. 55. 2 P.M. 75. S.S. 71.) Oct. 26. Friday. (T.S.R. 50. 2 P.M. 68. S.S. 62.) Oct. 27. Saturday. (T.S.R. 45. 2 P.M. 66. S.S. 62.) Oct. 28. Sabbath. A windy day. I am not yet able to sit up. (T.S.R. 44. 2 P.M. 61. S.S. 60.) Oct. 29. Monday. Still windy. (T.S.R. 44. 2 P.M. 63. S.S. 61.) Oct. 30. Tuesday. This is Eddie's birthday. He is now six years old and weighs forty five pounds. Luther, Howard, Horace and Ida were heavier than he is, but he is heavier than Ada, Mary, Willie, Hannah and John. As I have been in bed, he has not been measured but I think he is fully as tall as the average, perhaps taller Most of the children have not shed any of their milk teeth at his age, but he has lost six, and has four new ones in their places. He attends school to Miss Howe as teacher and is learning fast in spelling and arithmetic, but not fast in reading. He is a good singer and learns tunes very readily ; also verses of Scripture to write at Sunday school. Jas. Grant is his S. S. Teacher. He has a very good mind, but is not so active in body as some. (T.S.R. 44. 2 P.M. 61. S.S. 57.) Oct. 31. Wednesday. Sat up a little for the first time, but do not feel strong. (T.S.R. 40. 2 P.M. 62. S.S. 57.) Nov. 1. Thursday. I have had so many callers today that I am very weary and fear it will not be well for me. The following ladies called viz. Mrs. Bruml, Mrs. James, Mrs. Brakeman, Mrs. Renner, Lizzie McCloud and Mattie Moore. As they did not all come together, it prolonged my time of sitting up so long that it was really painful. Mr. Powell lectured this eve on "Resources of California." (T.S.R.