January 1895

Wednesday, January 9, 1895  

Quite mild weather this week. Last week merc. was down to 0 and below it in some places around here.

Geo. and I have spent the day in our room today. We have been doctoring him all winter and yesterday gave it up and called in Dr. Hayes. He came again today – found him doing as well as he could expect. Said we must keep him quiet.

Susie stayed down to Mrs. Hawkes’s with Mattie last night.

F. took the last cider to the depot this P.M. John Ice finished his time last week.

Wednesday, January 16, 1895

Snow-storm all day. Annual church dinner today. Frank, Mrs. Ice and I went. 94 answered to the roll-call in person. We had a very enjoyable time in spite of the snow-storm.

Frank was chosen S. S. Supt. after Mr. Langdon refused to serve any longer. Mr. Will Damon Sec. & Treas. Mr. L. Vice Supt. Mrs. Langdon Assist.

Mr. Langdon  reelected for Deacon – other officers same as before.

I had not been out before since Thanksgiving Day.

Geo. in feeling some better.

Tuesday, January 22, 1895    

Grandpa rec’d letter from his nephew in Hampton, and has decided to go and visit him.

Last Saturday, mother’s cousin John Snow & daughter were here to dinner. Pictures of Bertie and Robbie Geckler came that same day.

Eunice Graves and brother’s wife called this P.M.

Wednesday, January 23, 1895   

Pleasant. Grandpa has gone to spend the night with Aunt Rhoda.

Friday, January 25, 1895     

Very pleasant. Father had the cattle to use today. John Ice had Jack to go to Northampton with.

A man came this morn and bought the cattle for $100.00.

Mattie came home tonight to stay two weeks.

Frank went down to a committee meeting this eve. Meeting at Geneva Hill’s. Finished a letter to Clara Geckler tonight.

Saturday, January 26, 1895  

Snowing this morning. Cloudy this P.M.

Prescott, Mattie, Emma and Henry went to Goshen with the schools on a sleigh-ride. They took refreshments and Miss Barns treated them to maple wax.

Frank drove the cattle to Northampton bridge. He could not get home on the electrics, so he waited for the 7 o’c steam cars.

Tuesday, January 29, 1895   

Grandpa returned from Hampton N. H. tonight. He found his brother very feeble. Frank carried butter to Florence today.

Snowed this morn – pleasant this P.M.

Wednesday, January 30, 1895      

Pleasant. Farmer’s Institute at the town hall today – large number present. Frank read a paper – on the apple as a money crop – it gave good satisfaction. The ladies of the W.C.T.U. served dinner in their hall at noon – took in $22.00.

Thursday, January 31, 1895  

Pleasant and a little warmer. Mrs. Ice came and did the washing.

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