November 1890

Saturday, November 1, 1890  

Mother made pies and bread. I made sweet pickle cucumber had six qts. Prescott is not any worse but he coughs real hard. He and Harry J. killed two chickens tonight.

Mrs. Sanderson here tonight.

Sunday, November 2, 1890

A rainy day. We all stayed at home from ch. Ruby has been quite tendsome.

Coleman Dawes’s adopted daughter died two weeks ago last Saturday morn.

Mr. Levi Dole of Conway dropped dead week ago last Wed. He was not quite 70 yrs. old.

Monday, November 3, 1890   

Pleasant. Mother washed. Prescott drove down to the P.O. but he has not been out  much today.

Mrs. Cooper and Ella M. here this P.M.

Mrs. S. and the two children called this morn. She brought up some red cabbage.

I have been sewing on mother’s flannel wrap.

Tuesday, November 4, 1890

Cloudy – colder the ground froze for the first time last night.

Wednesday, November 5, 1890  

Very clear and pleasant. Water froze over some last night. Men are very busy getting off the cider for New Haven this week.

Mr. Freeman Williams of Hampton, N.H. took dinner with us today: went away on the 4.40 train. I finished the wrap today. Pared apples to dry. Mother made bread and two kinds of cake.

Thursday, November 6, 1890  

Mrs. Nellie Baggs spent the day here, her husband is at work this week in the cider mill. Grandpa went to Northampton this morn.

The mill gave out  just at noon-time – something wrong in the engine.

Cut out a pair of shirts for Prescott.

Friday, November 7, 1890      

Mattie and Henry went to school alone. They had only two other scholars in school besides them. We called in Dr. Hill to see if the children had taken the whooping cough. Prescott and Frank have a troublesome cough. Dr. says if P. gets any more cold he will be apt to have the Pneumonia. Emma and Susie are getting the same cough. We finished one shirt for P. other partly done.

Mr. Wilson here to dinner. He has been fixing the engine.

Cloudy this morn but cleared off warm before night.

Mrs. S. called.

Saturday, November 8, 1890   

Pleasant. Ruby had a restless night. P. feels some better, but Grandma is getting a little worn having to be up and down so much nights. She made bread and pies today.

Mrs. S. brought up liver for dinner. She came up with her husband this eve.

Rec’d card from mother. They want to get our creamery.

Sunday, November 9, 1890  

Cloudy and rainy. We all stayed at home from church. Emma and Susie do not feel very lively.

Dr. Hill came again. Jim Marston called.