Saturday, December 1, 1888
Cloudy. Mr. Utley here last night went to No. Hatfield depot to help Frank load cars. He did not return here tonight.
Ma fried doughnuts and made ginger bread. I made cake. 3 loaves.
Fixed two gingham aprons for self.
Mr. Snyders text – “I am not ashamed of the Gospel of Christ” etc.
F. went down this eve.
F. and Mr. Utley loading cars here. The last of our apples have gone. Mr. U. here tonight.
Written a card to Florence. School commenced.
4400.00 + 800 – $520.00
Cut and nearly made two pair of drawers for Mattie this P.M.
Eliza Howland is 24 yrs. old today.
Frank and Mr. Utley went to Huntington on 6 o’c tr.
Teacher’s meeting in Haydenville today so the children have been at home. Mattie took good care of the little folks. Susie would not go to Grandma to have her nap so Mattie rocked her to sleep. She feels as though she had really accomplished something.
Mother has made five apple pies and four mince pies today. I have helped about and visited with Mrs. Clapp. Finished another pair of drawers for Mattie. She has commenced another mat for Grandma Tilton. Grandpa has been getting ready to start the mill – also draw load of saw-dust for Searsville.
Rec’d telegram from Mr. Utley in Middlefield. Also rec’d word that the oranges had come from N.Y. and the potatoes that Anton had sent. We had a very good visit from Mr. Synder this P.M. He had been up through the st. making calls.
Commenced to work figures on tray cloth. Ma is working bureau scarf.
Mr. Warner Tilden here to dinner. Geo. Brazel H. Leonard here to get their pay.
Box of oranges rec’d from N.Y. Box of potatoes rec’d from Phillips Wisconsin – Anton Karrer sent them. Mother finished Frank’s red stockings this eve. Mrs. Clapp finished a pair that was being footed.
Frank is still detained in Middlefield.