May 1900

Saturday, May 5, 1900  

We have a cold windy week since Tues. Grandma went to Mr. F. Sanderson’s Tues. morn. and Frank went for her tonight. Florence went with him.

Sunday, May 6, 1900  

Cold, windy and showery. They all went to ch. except Emma. Grandma enjoyed her visit. Edw’s cold is some better.

Monday, May 7, 1900  

Pleasant and a little warmer. Mrs. Alvord did our washing. Emma has a sick headache this P.M.

Frank went to Gents club meeting.

Aunt Susan is 57 years old today. Henry and Susie take turns going to school. He was at home today.

Tuesday, May 8, 1900

Showery. E. could not be around much today. Susie has worked nicely to help the others along. Grandma made dried apple pies and bread.

Wednesday, May 9, 1900

Showery again today. Frank has stayed indoors with a hard cold. Henry home – did most of the ironing and helped in other ways.

Rec’d card from Nettie. She rec’d may flowers all right. I am better now so I do not have to lay down as often and can exercise more without causing serious trouble.

Sunday, May 20, 1900   

Cleared off after two days rain & thundershowers – quite cool.

Mrs. Hawks and Clara took dinner & spent the P.M. Emma, Susie, Prescott & Pa went down to meeting. Heard Mr. Riggs a missionary to Turkey.

The apple trees are a perfect sea of bloom.

Cousin Chauncey Tilton died last Thurs. of blood poisoning – funeral yesterday in the P.M.

Aunt Sarah Tilton came Wed. Mr. & Mrs. Wm. Wilder came over with her and took tea. Aunt Susan walked up here that day just before dinner and stayed until eve. Sarah stayed over night and went to Aunt Susan’s next day.

Mr. Ernest Clark died last Wed. eve. Was not sick a week.

Monday, May 28, 1900  

Total eclipse of the sun commenced to come on about 8 o’c. The clouds prevented us from having a very long look at it. Quite cool all the morn.

Frosts have hurt the plums and killed most of the garden stuffs that had come up. Susie & Henry went to school.

Emma tried to sew on the rug carpet but the peculiar light gave her a sick headache. Prescott bought paint for sitting room.

Tuesday, May 29, 1900  

Pleasant. Mrs. Alvord washed here. Susie and Florence went up to a flag-raising at the Nash St. school-house. Miss Merrifield teacher.

Grandpa went down to Mr. Wm. Bardwell’s funeral – 83 years old.

He died Sun.

Grandma is painting. Prescott did some of it tonight. Henry & E. did the mop-boards.

Wednesday, May 30, 1900      

Very pleasant quite warm. Henry, Susie, Geo. and Florence carried flowers over to the cemetery. Saw the soldiers and parade but did not go to the Hall to hear the speaking. Grandpa walked down.

Miss Yeomans came home with them and took dinner, then H. carried her to Mrs. Hawks’ and brought Grandpa home. Prescott worked in the garden. Frank had a fall while picking the white lilacs but did not hurt him seriously.

Thursday, May 31, 1900    

Frank and Prescott went on to Walnut Hill to work. Prescott came down at noon and got ready to go to Northampton with Grandma to get paper for sitting room. Florence went with them. Henry put a new cover on the lounge this P.M. Edw’ has been very restless and tendsome. His teeth and head trouble him.

Edw. and I rode over to Mr. O’Neil’s with papa tonight.