March 1893

Wednesday, March 1, 1893  

Sunshine – wind blows and snow flies.

Arthur came up – wants Prescott to go to Springfield with him. Frank has been drawing buttermilk. He went to see mother and hear about Uncle Edw. and Tirzah. They went to Springfield and from there home on Tues.

Frank walked down to meeting (preparatory lecture) this eve.

Arthur said that they are having diptheria at Florence’s – Warner was just getting a little better.

Thursday, March 2, 1893  

Wind commenced to blow hard about 4 o’c this morn, and it has kept it up all day. Society at Mr. S. A. Clark’s tonight – but we cannot go as the road is filled up.

Grandma made 8 apple pies. I ironed starched clothes. Grandma stayed with Geo. He will not sleep any if left in the room alone.

Friday, March 3, 1893

Mr. Alexander and boy, Mr. O. Nash, Papa and Prescott went down to break a road to the village. They shovelled and went through the mowing on both of the O’Brien places.

Arthur came via of the Junction road. He went on after the men.

Took them from 11 o’c until 2.30 – then they ate their dinner and Prescott made ready to go to Springfield with Arthur. Snowing again this P.M.

Grandma had 16 lbs of butter today. First time that I have done the regular sweeping since Geo. was taken sick. Susie is happy in the thought of sleeping with Mattie in the east front room.

Saturday, March 4, 1893

Frank trimmed trees today until noon, then went to look for some pigs.

They bought four of Chapman for $40.00.

Mrs. Vining is sick. Mrs. Chauncey Guilford broke one of her legs just above the ankle.

A card from Tirzah they expect to get moved this week.

Sunday, March 5, 1893

Cold and cloudy this morn but cleared away before night. Frank, Susie and I went to ch. and stayed to the communion service. Mrs. Geo. Warner’s and Mrs. Tarbox’s letter to this ch. was read today.

Mrs. Vining died about 11 o’c this morn.

Mattie and Papa went this evening.

Monday, March 6, 1893

Pleasant except some wind now and then.

We cut and stewed a bu. of greenings to can. We had 12 qts.

I am making night-dresses for Mother W.

Frank went to town-meeting.

Rec’d letters from Emma and Henry.

Tuesday, March 7, 1893  

Pleasant after morning.

Father walked up here. Frank went to a Com. meeting this eve.

Brought Prescott home with him. He and Arthur came on the 7 o’c train. Had a good visit. F. trimming trees.

Wednesday, March 8, 1893  

Grandpa and Prescott drew buttermilk this A.M. Frank and Bart. shovelled drifts out of the main roads so that we need not go through the lots.

Grandma and Mattie did the washing.

Papa trimming trees again tonight. The snow and sun nearly used up his eyes this morn. Grandpa went to Mrs. Vining’s funeral this P.M.

The snow is softening so Jack can hardly get through the drifts.

Thursday, March 9, 1893  

Very rainy. The “Johnson Bank” developments are quite startling.

Saturday, March 11, 1893   

Cloudy. Frank and Grandpa started to take two boxes of butter to the village by hand but they found a hand-sled so G. went alone. Grandpa went to Northampton after Henry. Papa went to meet them this P.M. via of the Junction road. H. was glad to get home.

The cattle are sold to Mr. Bardwell of Whately for $125.00.

Sent a card to Florence.

Sunday, March 12, 1893

Rainy – sunshine this P.M. Bart started to walk to Mt. Tom. Prescott and Papa walked down – found it quite wet and slumpy.

Mr. Cobb preached – on “Habits.”

Papa started to go tonight and gave it up. Frank Sanderson and wife called this P.M.

“When all thy mercies Oh my God,

My rising soul surveys;

Transported with the view I’m lost

In wonder, love and praise.”

Geo. is well and happy again. He can walk now better than he did before he was taken sick and talks like chatter box.

Sunday, March 19, 1893    

Very bright and sunny 10 above 0 last night but the snow is thawing rapidly today. Emma came home yesterday P.M. Grandpa and Henry went to meet her. Arthur came in the morn after my chairs.

All went to ch. today but Geo. and myself.

Frank, Prescott and I have been to church this evening. Subject “Religion in the home.”

Monday, March 20, 1893  

Pleasant. Cloudy tonight. We have been making more cake and a pudding. Cooked four chickens for a pie.

Emma Goyette called this morn.

Swept all around the house. Frank went down to get trimmed but the barber was not in. Spent the eve at Fathers – saw the chairs he has been fixing.

I finished the piece rug for Frank.

Tuesday, March 21, 1893

Cloudy this morn – rained hard before noon. Sun shone bright at 3 o’c and continued pleasant the rest of the day.

Father, mother and Arthur and Mrs. Champion Brown here to dinner.

Nellie Baggs came in the P.M. She walked part way. She is on her way to Hartford to see her mother.

Big surprise for Frank this eve. Mrs. Hawks brought Revised New Testament for us. Mrs. Brown gave a pair of silver salt shakers. Frank and Grandma Williams gave a set of nut-picks and cracker.

Mother fixed Aunt Ruby’s quilt pieces and brought the quilt all finished. Also brought the chairs with Mother W’s big rocker.


From the wikipedia entry about the Revised Version of the Bible, which started with a Revised New Testament published in 1885:

“It was the first and remains the only officially authorised and recognised revision of the King James Version in Britain . . . The aim was “to adapt King James’ version to the present state of the English language without changing the idiom and vocabulary,” and “to adapt it to the present standard of Biblical scholarship.” While the text of the translation itself is widely regarded as excessively literal and flat, the Revised Version is significant in the history of English Bible translation for many reasons. At the time of the RV’s publication, the nearly 300-year-old King James Version was still the only viable English Bible in Victorian England. The RV, therefore, is regarded as the forerunner of the entire modern translation tradition . . . As the Revised Version is out of copyright worldwide, it is widely available online and in digital formats although it is significantly less popular than the KJV or the ASV in this manner. However, it is not widely available in published form today with only Cambridge University Press publishing it in the form of a KJV/RV interlinear.”