April 1898

Friday, April 1, 1898

High School did not keep today. Mr. Pratt had a call away.

Colder and windy. Emma cleaned house a little. Miss Irene Miller came this P.M. Prescott and Emma went down to Geo. Warner’s with her this eve. They had a sugar treat. Mr. Nelson Damon is moving into father’s house this week.

I made 4 apple pies and ginger cookies.

Saturday, April 2, 1898  

Cold. 30 Snow squalls. Emma cleaned the pantry. I made bread, doughnuts and 2 custard pies. Henry, Susie, Emma & Geo. went after Grandma this P.M. in a snow storm.

She looks all tired out.

Sunday, April 3, 1898  

Colder 22 – more snow on the ground this morn. Roads ruff and muddy.

We all went to ch. Prof. Tyler preached. “And who is sufficient for these things.” 2 Cor. 2-16.

Prescott took dinner at Aunt Susans.

I have written to Ella Bradley this eve.

Sunday, April 10, 1898  

Pleasant this morn – but rainy most of the day. We all went to church. Mr. Pierpont preached. Text – “That I might know him and the power of his resurrection.” A very interesting and helpful sermon. Florence was a little sick this morn but guess it will be nothing serious. Susie stayed with Aunt Susan so she could go to the J. Endeavor So. meeting. Prescott, Emma, Henry and papa went tonight.

Monday, April 11, 1898

Cloudy and threatening, but warmer. I have tended Florence most of the time today either out of doors or in the house.

Monday, April 18, 1898

Mrs. Hawkes came up and spent the day. Susie’s eyes are troubling her so she stayed at home from school. Frank & Prescott are digging tree holes on Walnut Hill.

Tuesday, April 19, 1898

Patriots Day – holiday. Emma helped Grandma wash. Snow squalls and wind this P.M.

Lizzie Ice called, also Aunt Sarah. She was on her way to Northampton.

She called again on her way back. Rain tonight.

Wednesday, April 20, 1898

Colder & cloudy. I was sick half the night with severe pain in my bowels. Uncle John Tilton was burned out last night. Fire caused by lantern explosion. Loss between 3 & $4000.00. Prescott and Emma gone to meeting this eve.

War preparations are going on.

Saturday, April 23, 1898   

Very rainy. Aunt Susan and Uncle B. went to Conway. Brought John home with them. Emma and Henry went tonight and picked a fine lot of arbutus – did not rain while they were away. H. hung two baskets for the neighbors below. I have sorted clothing in the long closet began to get straightened around ready for summer clothing.

Clara Hawkes came up here today. Mrs. H. had gone to Springfield.

Note: Arbutus = mayflower.

Sunday, April 24, 1898  

Rained all day long. Prescott went to ch. F. went down to S.S.

Carried Aunt S. down to see John. She came over in the rain from Conway. She had walked part of the way so she was very wet. We fixed her up with dry clothing. She was on her way to So. Deerfield to see Cousin Chauncey Tilton.

Mr. Coburn is shut up in jail – been there a month.

Monday, April 25, 1898   

Rainy. Frank and Grandpa W. gone to make a transfer of mortgage from Mr. Belcher to the Smith Charities so we shall not have to be snubbed by him any longer.

Arthur came this morn and stayed until nearly 4 o’c. Uncle John has an erysipelas sore on his head. Very painful.

Tuesday, April 26, 1898  

Rainy most of the day. Grandma did the washing. I made burwick sponge cake.

Mr. Waite brought cowslip greens enough for several dinners.

Mr. Goodhue will leave this district after this term. Mr. L. A. Pratt our present high school teacher is to be his successor Annual Conv. of the Central Hampshire Dist. State S.S. Association meets in the Cong’l ch. here tomorrow.