Sunday, May 31, 2009

Sunday April 7, 1895

Palm Sunday

Not at all pleasant, rained this A.M.

Went to church, had a good serman explaining the meaning of "Hosanna" (singers prayer) & "Alleluia" (Redeemed Song). H=save we beseech thee--A=Praise ye the Lord. Have written Ada a long letter and a long one to George sending my photo & a note of thanks to Mrs. Irwin.

Think I will wear my garnet ring all the time now--only when I can wear the other, so that I won't feel odd. Mrs. Waite came n this P.M. She saw me shut the "plush doors--" Mrs. Mann likes to talk of my future, have promised to give her my screen. My head has ached today, had a time with Liberty this A.M.

To bed 9:00 P.M.

Saturday, May 30, 2009

Saturday April 6, 1895

Unpleasant--Rain this afternoon

Tired, and was at noon but I went over to the dressmakers the dress was sent home this evening. I put it on and everyone pronounces it a fine fit and becoming. Roy took me over to show it to Ms. Waite and we had a little fun over it. Hemmed the rest of the towel and another tablecloth this P.M. Roy asked me if I tho't Mr. Holt and Jennie R. are engaged. I had a short...but good letter from George. It is the Jeweler's fault my ring has not yet come. Mrs. Irwin is going to start some plants for me. How kind! Baby is one week old.

Friday, May 29, 2009

Friday April 5, 1895

Very pleasant & spring like

Did not do much to my room as I wished to sew and have felt tired. Hemmed more dishtowels & drawn the threads to the three hand towels, hemmed one end. Took a little walk this afternoon, bought my rubber gloves, and a game, also a few dishes. George thought my ring would be here this week but it has not come yet. How much we have had to practise patience! This has been a very long week. Eleven more bath nights--am through late tonight.

Thursday, May 28, 2009

Thursday April 4, 1895

Pleasant most of the day

Went over to the dressmakers. My dress will be done on Saturday. Finished the napkins and one table cloth today. Am very tired. Miss Slate has asked me to take her school next Thursday P.M. I hope to do so. Perhaps Miss Gardner will make my blk silk. Had another dear, good letter from George, and he told me of a dangerous ride he took, also of the night when Jettie came to him after he had been in danger. What a good man my love is! Rec'd three of my photos--they look very sad and sickly. Mrs. Heynea came up this evening.

Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Wednesday April 3, 1895

A beautiful day--snowed early but cleared before noon

Miss Hannah called this afternoon. Sewed some, and written to George, received another letter from him tonight--How they brighten my days. I wonder if it is silly for two people to love each other so much & not be afraid to say it sometimes! It makes me happier anyway. Criss is to move away. Mr. Heynea may rent one house. Auntie will have a young couple live with her, so I am glad--Lewis is still with Ada. I could not sleep from 11 P.M. until after 8 A.M. so feel tired, must take a bath & go to bed. Think Bridget will come this summer.

Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Tuesday April 2, 1895

Cloudy most of the day

Have finished all my best napkins and most of my dish towels. Also the fancy stitch on a tea holder.

Spoke with Mr. W.P. about my bank book & he thinks it would be as well to leave it here if I do not need it. The mutes have their meeting, entertained by Miss Green & Noyes. They just gave me a glass of lemonade & it was so good!

Miss Mann has gone to Windsor & I kept study hour for her--that means 50 cents extra. Have felt better today.

Mrs. Williams wants me to have a light hat & I guess she is right.

Monday, May 25, 2009

Monday April 1, 1895

Rainy and a true April day

Went to the dressmakers and up town this A.M. Bought silk for my dress and pillow case cotton--Anna has a little daughter born Saturday. Have written Mrs. H. a note of thanks for the information. A good long letter from George saying my ring will be here soon and as usual found our thoughts are in the same channel even before we know the others wishes.

Ralph Wheeler has gone away & no one knows where.

The Mr. Greenlaws return to me week after next. Mrs. Heynea has been up this evening--sewed a little.

Sunday, May 24, 2009

Sunday March 31, 1895

Very pleasant

Have not been to church, my head has ached part of the day. Have written letters to Auntie, Mrs. Cline, and George--Oh how strange it still seems to think I am to be married in a few months! And how good God is to me!

The electric cars have been running all day on this avenue, every fifteen minutes. I walked on the piazza a long time this morning. Now must go to bed. We have decided to be married in the West.

Saturday, May 23, 2009

Saturday March 30, 1895

Bright but cloudy very early with snow in the night.

Have been on duty all day, did not have any time to eat until 11:50 A.M. and a few minutes while the girls were picking up--woke very early & foelt depressed, even to tears. Spoke with Miss Mann about my blk silk dress, it will cost me about $50 & I do not know whether it will be wise! Mr. & Mrs. Heynea came to tea and spent the evening. I am very tired. Lilian Jenkins was buried today. The first elec. car on this line began at 11:30 A.M. Miss Sweet has spent the day at Nell Alfords.

(Baby Edgerton born today noted April 1.)

Friday, May 22, 2009

Friday March 29, 1895

A beautiful day but a little colder

Told Mr. Job I spanked the boys & he didn't say one word. Signed the payroll tonight. The Juniors give the "Little Miss Pitikins & Goodnights" this even at the church. Cleaned up my room & have been very tired all day but sewed a little & marked another 1/2 doz. napkins & 4 dish towels. Realized for the first time how nice it will be to have George so strong. Miss Gardner cannot make my other dresses.

Bath night again.

Thursday, May 21, 2009

Thursday March 28, 1895

Snowed in the night--snow, wind has blown very hard all day

Have marked some of the napkins and hemmed more. Had a long nap this afternoon and a long letter from George. He has such confidence in me--how can I help being proud of him! Miss G'law priced riding habits in two places--they were from $50 to $25. Mr. Jenkins was called home this forenoon, but the baby lived until 3 P.M. The little boys undressed in the hall and danced before the open door. I gave them a spanking & sent for Mr. Webster.

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Wednesday March 27, 1895

Gussie Marshall is eleven and Eugene Humphrey six today

Bright & springlike, little cooler

Mended & sewed some on my napkins. Mr. Webster came to the show & had me help him in preparing a piece to read this evening. Tennyson's "Dora." I did some mending for him too. Mrs. Williams came up a while this A.M. I may have a seamstress come here & help me as Miss Gardner is very busy. Walked to Main St. for the first time. Called to see Grace Corey. She seems better. Jessie Palm called while I was gone. Have written to George.

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Tuesday March 26, 1895

A bright day but a little cooler, hard a hard snow for about half an hour this afternoon

Mamie Marsh has been over to Miss Irwin's since in Jan. She called on me this P.M. & is Gertie Acheson's cousin. She has the care of the lame girl & is healing her--Jennie's husband died suddenly in Jan.--Miss Hatheway and Ida called this evening. It is Ida's birthday. Hemmed several napkins. Miss Greenlaw went up town with Miss Stores who has come for a visit & to have some sewing done.

Monday, May 18, 2009

Monday March 25, 1895

Rainy--cleared at night and a brilliant rainbow completely arched the sky

Wrote in my journal this morning all my leisure time. finished hemming a half dozen napkins. Have felt more light-hearted today. Mr. Jenkins baby has other troubles now. Mr. Weeks wife is very low. A new little girl came this noon. "Aurore Liberty." Miss Mann thinks I am brighter. Well, how can I help being happy!

Smith gave me two fine oranges this fore-noon.

I felt very tired this A.M. but better tonight--had honey & hot biscuit for tea.

Sunday, May 17, 2009

Sunday March 24, 1895

Cloudy--showered at evening

Went to church. Mr. Love had a good sermon from the text found in II Cor. 4: 16 & 18. He brought in thoughts from the book "Does God Send Trouble." Have not felt hungry but Miss G'law says I must at so not to loose flesh. My head aches from a cold. Wrote to George, then took a nap. Copied the verses read at Miss Phoebe's funeral--Mrs. Jones did hurt her foot Wednesday, but she was at church today. I rode home with Mr. Williams. Flora's friend went this evening--Mr. Bonoff came today.

Saturday, May 16, 2009

Saturday March 23, 1895

Beautiful day

Mrs. Belyea came & told Mildred--she dreamed Monday night her papa wasn't ever coming back, poor girlie! Went up town, had some small photos taken and bought a game. Ordered one of Lyals & one of Pansy's books--Called on Mrs. Jones--also on Miss Hathaway. She has not been sick & still not well. Received another letter from George. I am to have a pony, he says. The fire bell is ringing. I am very tired. Mrs. Heynea came up tonight.

Thursday, May 14, 2009

Friday March 22, 1895

Very pleasant

Took care of my room this morning, rested and hemmed another napkin. Had a letter from George this evening and he said if I could see how cross he was because I had promised to remain, I would not laugh! Well, I cannot blame him--wrote him tonight and sent a slip of paper giving the size for my ring. It all seems so strange! I am very tired. Thirteen weeks more of school!

Flora's friend came this afternoon, his business is to be in Penn, now.

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Thursday March 21, 1895

Another bright spring day

Mr. W.P. congratulated me this noon and it all seems so strange, as if I were dreaming! I told Miss G'law and she almost cried, for she had begin plans to keep me, but said she was glad for me. Lay down all the A.M. finally had a little nap before dinner. I have felt better this P.M.--hemmed one napkin. Mr. Jenkins baby is still living. Did not go to the shop tonight as Miss G'law & Mann called on Miss Weeks--she is very poorly and may not live long.

Mr. Holt's brother came last night. He looks very boyish for 20.

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Wednesday March 20, 1895

A beautiful spring day

Ada is 25 years old today
Georgie White is 9 years old today

Ada and Leis came in about noon and stayed until 4:30. It was so good to see them, I went up town with them. Dr. Bryant thinks I had best have the teeth out soon. Ada & Anna are surprised to know of my engagement; Ada gave me some very nice napkins. Anna has not been sick yet. We took a ride on the Ashley St. line. I have told Mrs. Williams of my engagement & she thinks I shall be very happy & is glad for me. I am so tired tonight. Saw Louis but not to speak with him.

Monday, May 11, 2009

Tuesday March 19, 1895

Bright: Marchy day

Mr. Jenkins baby still living. Clarence White is 12 years old today. Miss Greenlaw went into town & did not get home until late so I stayed in from the shop.

Mr. Holt has gone down to New Haven. Flora went with him. He said "We are going to elope!"

Finished my white apron with the lace Mrs. Humphrey made & partly cut a wrapper. Made me three kitchen holders. Have felt tired all day. It is Annie Thompson's birthday.

Sunday, May 10, 2009

Monday March 18, 1895

A bright warm day, windy

Mildred Belyea is 11 yrs old today, she had a holiday cake and a letter from her papa, but he is dead, altho' she does not know it yet. Poor little girlie! John Woodford is 23 today. Mr. Jenkins baby is a little better. Mr. Clark is also, his wife has taught for him. Mrs. Heynea came up this P.M. to stitch & again this evening. I have read aloud. Felt very tired before tea. Had a letter from Auntie. Louis is in here working for the Street R. R. Co., but I do not know where. Had a time with Evelyn this noon.

Saturday, May 9, 2009

Sunday March 17, 1895

St. Patrick's Day

A beautiful spring day

Had venison crackers for breakfast again, feel better today. Mr. Love gave us another good sermon, but it was more particularly for those out of Christ. David Calhoun sat with us.

Wrote & mailed a long letter to Irma. Also have written a long one to George. Oh, how strange to feel he is my very own love!

Mr. Jenkins baby is much worse & Mr. Clark is not as well.

It is Joe Woodford's birthday. Gulley wore the wrapper Mr. G made her & she is much pleased.

Friday, May 8, 2009

Saturday March 16, 1895

Snowed early--cleared about noon and has been beautiful

Mr. Holt's brother is coming. I spoke of my going away to him and he was surprised. Mr. Mooney is going soon. Had a hard headache most of the day but feel better now. The children had one of their plays & the little boys came up. Mr. Stone died soon after 5 P.M. while Mr. Twitchell was praying with the family. Mr. Jenkin's little girl is no better. The first trolly car ran on Garden & Ashley St. this afternoon. Will run every twenty minutes. Annie Ailes is thirteen today. Grilley home this noon, cannot live long.

Thursday, May 7, 2009

Friday March 15, 1895

Stormy and cold--snowed some

There was a big fire soon after midnight in Hart & Merriman's store-block--loss to all about $70,000 partly insured.

Mr. Jenkins little girl is very sick with pneumonia.

Have felt better this afternoon and had a long nap. I do hope to be able to do some sewing before summer.

Slicked up my room & washed my stockings then lay down and rested before dinner. Bath night again. Bertha Stone's grandfather is dying, brothers-in-law of Miss Phoebe.
Claribel Lusk Graham has a son born this morning.

Wednesday, May 6, 2009

Thursday March 14, 1895

A bright beautiful day--windy

Was sick most of the night with the pains in my stomach and side & so feel wretchedly today. Decided I had better hire my black dress entirely made & took it to Miss Gardner this A.M. Miss Green going with me. Had a letter from Geo- and he wants me to come at once, has made plans for me. I wish I could go.

Wrote Ada telling her about my engagement. Will write Anna on Sunday--

Ache all over so a going to bed early.

Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Wednesday May 13, 1895

Unpleasant again. Rainy

Could not sleep so got up a little after 4 o'clock & wrote to George. Had an answer to my letter & am perfectly satisfied, so sent him a note saying so. We are betrothed. No more my own! God's gift to me!

Wrote to Jennie Andrews this P.M. Miss Phoebe Stone's funeral was this P.M. Mr. Lyman has bought a building lot & will build. Addie has been to N.J. Had a good letter from Anna this morning. Miss G'law has just given me a nice orange. Mr. Lewis Tracy has taken nearly $10,000 from the Security Co.

Monday, May 4, 2009

Tuesday March 12, 1895

Snowed in the night; not very pleasant

Felt very happy this morning but so tired tonight that I am almost blue & wish I had not told Mr. Job I would try to stay. Yes, I wish I could go to George and rest! Wrote quite a long letter to Ada this P.M. Took a nap, have come to bed before 8 o'clock. Had a nice long letter from Mrs. Cline this morning.

Miss Phoebe died about 10:30 last night. Jennie Andrews has been in Unionville over Sunday. Emmie McHue is in Collinsville for a while, has had the grippe. Handkerchief night.

Mamie, Evelyn, Denny & James very bad today.

Sunday, May 3, 2009

Monday March 11, 1895

Another lovely spring day

Had an extra letter from George written Tuesday evening at Hill City, so he had not received mine. I am so happy today. The spring weather always makes me feel light-hearted! Wrote to Auntie & sent the prayer book. Miss Phoebe is still living but that is all.

Katie Douglas called this evening, she is looking very miserably, fear she has the grippe.

Have been so lazy again today. Do not accomplish anything lately.

Saturday, May 2, 2009

Sunday March 10, 1895

A beautiful springlike day

Went to church. Mr. Love gave us a very good talk on "As my Father hath sent me, so have I sent you."

Mr. Brockett died this morning. "Aunt Phoebe" is very low. Bessie & Mattie called this afternoon. I did not get up until after 8 o'clock. Mr. Williams has taken a cheaper seat in church. Rode home.

Have written to George. The older children sat up to see the eclipse. Mr. Love spoke with me & said he should call again.

Friday, May 1, 2009

Saturday March 9, 1895

Rained--Cleared about noon

Went up town for about one hour, to wear off my restlessness, and get some fresh air. Walked part way up & my ankle feels stronger. No letter today! At first I felt as if I could not be patient but God has helped me and I can wait for His will! Melted some maple sugar. Put some pieces in a scrap book.

Mrs. W. P. told me of the good Social last evening, they took in $40. Have read some of George's old letters.

Grace Allen's baby boy is dead--8 mo. old.