February 1892

Sunday, February 7, 1892  

Cloudy – snow and rain tonight.

Prescott, Henry, Susie and I went to ch. this A.M. Prescott and papa this evening. Mr. Snyder gave an account of Rev. Joseph Neesima’s life work. He was a Japanese that came to this country to be educated so that he might teach his own countrymen. I think he was born in 1843. He died a year or two ago after having founded a large school for his native people – over 900 pupils at the time of his death.

Mr. Elnathan Graves was buried last week of January.

Rev. C. H. Spurgeon is dead.

Rev. J. H. Bisbee died last week – just after he built his morning fire.

The children have all recovered from the Scarletina. One of Geo’s upper teeth is just peeking through.

We ought to be very thankful to our Heavenly Father for his merciful care over us in sparing our lives to each other. May our lives be more in accordance with his wishes – may we be obedient.

The children have all written to cousin Marion and Jamie. I wrote last evening.

Mr. Alexander and wife are both sick – also Mr. Quartus Warner.

Sunday, February 28, 1892   

Snow squalls – quite a chilly air. The warm weather of the past week has spoiled the sleighing. Frank and I went down to Mr. Sam’l Clarks last Thurs. eve. and found it pretty hard to come up the hill.

Had fine time – quite a number were out.

Frank and Prescott walked down to church this morn. Frank went again this eve.

Joseph Graves had a son born to him a week ago today.

Monday, February 29, 1892  

Cloudy. Children went out sliding.

Mattie made a mince pie alone and filled pies for Grandma.

Frank took three cows over to Mr. O’Niels.