November 1898

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Saturday, November 5, 1898                     

Cloudy. Arthur brought Mrs. Champion Brown here to stay all day then went to Northampton to get his new teeth.

Jack O’Brien got hurt last night. Dr. finds one wrist broken and the other sprained. Henry & Susie took Grandpa over to No. Hatfield to see his sister Susan. Prescott took Mrs. Brown home this evening.

I am trying to get all the last things done in the sewing line, so it will be easy as possible for the others while I am disabled.

Sunday, November 6, 1898                    

Rainy, clouds and sunshine. Part of the family went to ch.

Henry and Geo. went after Grandpa this P.M.

Tuesday, November 8, 1898                  

Town meeting. Grandpa and Frank went to Florence store for groceries and to Northampton to buy a harness for the work horse.

Grandma and Emma washed – used the new washing machine for the 2nd time. Grandma bought it in Springfield for $3.00. Ed. got it from the shop so saved one half on the price. Prescott fixed a bl. of apples to go to Ed’s family. Grandpa gathered them for the children.

Wednesday, November 9, 1898                  

Warm and pleasant. E. & I. did the ironing. Grandma made bread and pies. Frank expects to attend the mechanic’s fair in Boston on Sat.


Note:

“Mechanic’s fair” may be referring to the annual exhibition held by the New England Manufacturers’ and Mechanics’ Institute.


Thursday, November 10, 1898               

A pouring rain all night and today. Men sorting apples. Grandma made more pies and ginger bread. E. cleaning house. I have sewed most of the day. Susie & Geo. did not go to school.

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