1918 DIARY KEPT BY BERTHA SCRIBNER
 OF ALEXANDER, MAINE

Loaned by Mildred Holst; this dairy was not published in the A-CHS Newsletter

[Bertha and Leon Scribner were both 23 and were married on July 30, 1916. They were living with his parents Mort (53) and Lelia (46) Scribner on the Airline Road across from the road to Cooper. Mort’s brother Uncle Theod[ore], his wife Aunt Ina and their children Ivan, Merton, Guy and Ethel were frequent visitors. By this time a number of Alexander families had moved to Woodland so the men could work in the paper mill. When someone called, they visited! E. W. was Ernest Wilson. He had moved to Woodland, but his farm was just north of Mort’s, so E. W. was also a place. Editor’s comments are in brackets]

 

JANUARY 1918

1 – Tuesday: Pleasant. Leon to shop after mail. [Leon went to Charlie Brown’s store, which also was the post office]

2 – Wednesday: Mrs. Delmont Dwelley baby born [Marian] I called to Ella’s. Leon to shop for mail. [Frank & Ella (Lehan) Flood were neighbors; their children were Edna and Clinton]

3 – Thursday: Cloudy in A. M. began to snow at noon. Pa to Milltown with wood. Robbie, Vira [both Lehan] called. Leon to shop for mail. Snowing something awful tonight.

4 – Friday: Snow blowing. Pa helping C. G. [Charlie Grover, the mail man]

5 – Saturday: snow blowing. Roads all closed. Leon helped C. Grover through to Crawford.

6 – Sunday: Pleasant. Roads all full. Abner [Brown] called. Uncle Theod here this P. M. [Mort’s brother Theodore lived on the Cooper Road]

7 – Monday: Foggy. Men working on road, shoveling snow. Pa with team all P. M. Leon to shop in evening. Dr. Sullivan called, Leon with him to Crawford.

8 – Tuesday: Foggy. Pa over on hill to break road. Leon in pasture awhile. Edna & Ella called. Uncle Will [Crafts] called. Leon got his questionnaire. [Did that pertain to the draft?}

9 – Wednesday: Pleasant. Leon to shop to get his questionnaire made out. Pa breaking out roads. I to see Clinton [Flood] & baby & Edna. I called to schoolhouse to see Hazel, also to store. [Hazel Prescott was the teacher at Hale School]

10 – Thursday: Squaley. Pa to Woodland. Leon to Calais. Hazel [Prescott, teacher at Hale School] here to supper and all night. Great time. [Squaley refers to windy weather with snow or rain]

11 – Friday: Pleasant & quite cold. Pa to Milltown. Leon took Ernest Wilson’s boards home [to Woodland] and hauled out one load of manure. Leon to shop after mail.

12 – Saturday: Snowing & raining most all day. Uncle Theod here to dinner & supper. Clinton called. No Grange

13 – Sunday: Pleasant. Uncle Theod & family & we all out to Baileyville & spent the day. Not too cold & good sleighing.

14 – Monday: Pleasant, not very cold. Pa to Milltown with wood. Leon hauling out manure. Uncle Theod here to dinner. I to shop after mail, saw Hazel.

15 – Tuesday: Snowing & blowing awful. Pa to Milltown with wood. Leon packed up 10 bushels of potatoes. Uncle Theod called.

16 – Wednesday: Pleasant, lots of snow. Men shoveling. Pa up Black’s Road all P. M. with horses.

17 – Thursday: Pleasant. Pa over on hill in P. M. Mother & I down to Aunt Ina’s to supper. I went over and spent eve with Hazel. [Aunt Ina was married to Uncle Theod]

18 – Friday: Pleasant, not very cold. Leon to Woodland & Pa over on hill in P. M. Leon after mail.

19 – Saturday: Pleasant. Pa over on hill, got 2 loads. Ethel here to dinner. Leon over to Arthur’s in P. M. All to Grange, special meeting. 1st & 2nd degrees on Robbie & Alice [Lehan], Clinton, Ivan, & Miss Bryant. Last night for Hazel. [Pa likely hauling firewood. Ethel was Ina’s daughter and dinner was at noon. Ivan was Ethel’s brother. Arthur Flood had general store near Cooper line]

20 – Sunday: Snowed a little and cleared off, snow blowing. E. W. called and Norton [Crafts] spent P. M.

21 – Monday: Pleasant, but snow blowing. Pa over on hill. Leon in pasture [cutting wood]. Hazel went away this A. M. with C. Grover. Pa hauling down wood from pasture. Leon to shop. Note from H. P. [Hazel P]

22 – Tuesday: Cloudy. Pa to Milltown with wood. Leon to pasture. Ethel & [and her brother] Guy to supper. All to Floyd [Frost]’s in eve.

23 – Wednesday: Pleasant. Pa over on hill in A. M. Leon in pasture. Pa hauled down wood from pasture in P. M. Ma & I called to Mrs. V. Perkins & Dora [Frost]’s. Leon to store.

24 – Thursday: Pleasant. Pa to Milltown with wood. Leon took Ma & I to Alice Leah’s to dinner. Alden [Perkins] called.

25 – Friday: Snowing. Pa to Milltown with wood. Leon to Calais. Merton & Colon called. [Probably Colin Wilson, 13 year old son of Ernest]

26 Saturday: Pleasant, but snow blowing awful. Mr. & Mrs. Geo. Carl here to dinner. Came out to Grange, had 3rd & 4th degrees in P. M. Installed officers in eve. The crowd had to stay out all night. Got letter from Hazel.

27 – Sunday: Pleasant, snow in roads. Uncle Will, Gorham & Abner called. Uncle Theod. Here to supper. Wrote to H. P. (Hazel P.)

28 – Monday: Pleasant, quite cold. Leon in woods with Mr. (King) Maxwell & boy. Abner, Ivan, Merton, Colon, & Frank called. Leon shoveling on road in P. M.

29 – Tuesday: Squalley. Pa finished yarding poplar. Leon back in woods with Burleigh [Perkins]. Colon, Alden & Flood family called. Leon to store.

30 – Wednesday: Pleasant. Leon helped Uncle Will load hay. Mother & I to Aunt Phoebe’s to dinner. Colon & Robbie called. [Leila and Bertha to Lelia’s brother Will and Phoebe Crafts]

31 – Thursday: Pleasant. Leon hauled out manure in P. M. Alden & Myrtle [Perkins] & family here to supper.

FEBRUARY 1918

1 – Friday: Pleasant. Frank called in A. M. Leon to store after mail.

2 – Saturday: Pleasant, a little cloudy before dinner. Robbie called. Leon to store.

3 – Sunday: Snowing & blowing. Justin [Frost] & Alvin [Carlow] called. Wrote to H. P.

4 – Monday: Snowing & blowing. Pa ahead of the stage to Baileyville & breaking roads. Leon to store. [Until mid century, many locals referred to the mailman and his vehicle as the stage, which is a throw-back to early days when the Airline Stage delivered the mail to post offices along the Airline Road.]

5 – Tuesday: Pleasant & awful cold. C. Grover just got here to dinner, also Uncle Theod. C. Grover got to Flood’s, could not get threw Crafts Hill [or Lanes Hill half mile west of Scribners’. Lester Craft lived at its top].

6 – Wednesday: Cloudy & snowing some. Men on road shoveling snow all day. Abner here to dinner. Leon to store.

7 – Thursday: Cloudy. Clinton & father here all A. M. Pa on road with horses in P. M. Leon shoveling snow in yard. Got letter from Hazel.

8 – Friday: Pleasant. Pa down where Mr. M. is cutting wood on P. M. Leon shoveling snow. Colon called. Leon took C. Grover’s horses up to store.

9 – Saturday: Pleasant, but clouded up. Burleigh here all A. M. cut Leon’s hair. Pa down in woods in P. M. Snowing, no Grange.

10 – Sunday: Pleasant. Lyston [Frost] here all P. M. & to supper. Wrote Hazel P.

11 – Monday: Pleasant in A. M., but clouded up. Will called. Killed pig in P. M. Hattie, Marshall [George Marshall Berry], Merton, & Lee called. Mr. Maxwell cut finger. Leon took C. Grover’s horses up to store. My cow’s bossie born.

12 – Tuesday: Snowing & hailed some. Frank cut up pig, Clinton here. Cleveland (Maxwell?) called in yard.

13 – Wednesday: Pleasant. Pa on road with team. Theod to dinner, also Aunt Ada [Berry] & Madeline, and to supper. Leon to store. Got valentine from Hazel.

14 – Thursday: Pleasant and warm, snow melting. Pa to Milltown with wood. Leon to Calais. Uncle Theod, Merton & Ivan called.

15 – Friday: Rained, thundered & lightning in A. M. Cleared away some & foggy. C. Grover called. Leon to shop.

16 – Saturday: Pleasant. Pa to Milltown with wood. Ola [Flood, Gorham’s daughter] here to dinner. Leon to Arthur’s in P. M. Colon called. Leon to store.

17 – Sunday: Snowed in A. M. but cleared away. Ma & Pa to Uncle Theod’s. E. W. called. Raymond [Perkins] & Lee called in evening. Wrote to H. P. Leon’s cow bossie born.

 

18 – Monday: Pleasant. Pa to Milltown with wood. Leon to Arthur’s. Ma & I called to Ella’s.

19 – Tuesday: Cloudy, snowed & rained in P. M. Mildred Flood {Gorham’s daughter] & Pauline, Colon, Burleigh, Clinton, Uncle Theod, Reid [Seamans], Robbie & Ralph Crockett called. Pa to Milltown. Leon & Clinton to Arthur’s in P. M.

20 – Wednesday: Rained all A. M., wind blew all day. Leon to Walter [Henderson]’s. to get horses shoed in P. M. Frank, Raymond, Lee & Marjorie [Dwelley ?]. called.

21 – Thursday: Pleasant and awful cold. Pa to Milltown. Leon over to Arthur’s. Uncle Geo. & Elsa F. here to dinner. Clinton called.

22 – Friday: Pleasant. Pa to Milltown. Uncle Theod, Lee, Reid, Lee P., Marjorie D., Ola, Mildred, Ella, Noland, & Clinton called. Mr. Crockett’s boy here to dinner, down after hoop poles. Leon to Arthur’s.

23 – Saturday: Pleasant. Pa to Milltown. Leon shoveling snow. Frank, Clinton, Gorham [Flood], & Raymond called. We to Grange.

24 – Sunday: Cloudy, snowed in eve. Arthur F., Raymond, Ivan, Aunt Ina, Ethel & Robbie [Lehan] called.

25 – Monday: Pleasant, nice & warm. Pa & Leon hauling over to McArthur’s. Ma & I called to Aunt Ada’s. Wendell P. Frank, Edna, Lee, & Bobbie. Leon to store.

26 – Tuesday: Raining, but cleared off at night. Uncle Theod here to dinner & supper. E. W. called. Got first egg.

27 – Wednesday: Pleasant. Leon to Arthur’s. Pa over on hill after wood. Got letter from Hazel. Raymond, Clinton, Alice L. & girls, C. Grover called. Crowd of us out sliding. Got bundle from Nathaniel.

28 – Thursday: Cloudy. Pa over on hill after wood. Leon to Woodland for E. W. Ma & I called to Emma [Henderson’s]. Edna & Clinton & I sliding after supper. Frank & Ella called in eve. Leon to store.

MARCH 1918

1 – Friday: Pleasant, but squalley. Edna & I sliding. Pa to Milltown. Leon to Walter H. in P. M. Norton, Morey, Colon, Clinton, Raymond & Lee called.

2 – Saturday: Pleasant. Pa to Milltown. Leon to Calais. Aunt Ina & family here to supper. Edna, & Arthur F, called.

3 – Sunday: Snowing & blowing, not very cold. Ivan called. Wrote to H. P.

4 – Monday: Pleasant, quite cold. Pa to Calais after a load for Arthur. [Calais still was a port with ships hauling freight. It was also at the end of the rail line to the south and west] Leon doing odd jobs and to store. Norton, Raymond, Clinton & Colon called.

5 – Tuesday: Pleasant. Pa & Leon put in stack of hay. Leon to Arthur’s in P. M. Pa to Calais. Vira, Inez, Raymond, Raymond & Lee called. [Vira and Inez Lehan]

6 – Wednesday: Snowing & blowing. Pa on hill after wood in A. M. Leon to Walter H in P. M. & got butter work & washing machine fixed. Clinton called.

7 – Thursday: Cloudy. Pa over on hill yarding wood. Russian here all night. [Who?] Clinton, E. W., Frank, Raymond called.

8 – Friday: Cloudy & squalley. Pa hauled hay to A. Carlow’s. Frank, Clinton & Edna called.

9 – Saturday: Pleasant. Pa hauling hay to A. Carlow’s. Leon to Walter H. to get washing machine. All to Grange.1st & 2nd degrees on Lee & Roy [Carlow?]. Alvin, Raymond & Vira called

10 – Sunday: Snowing & blowing all day. Ivan called.

11 – Monday: Pleasant, cold & snow blowing. Raymond, Robbie & Ed F. called. Leon to shop.

12 – Tuesday: Cloudy. Leon shoveling snow in front of hall. Leon & Raymond to Woodland in P. M. Frank, Clinton & Lee called. Raymond to dinner. Uncle Theod & Ivan to supper. Leon to store.

13 – Wednesday: Pleasant, but snow blowing hard. Uncle Theod here all day. Frank & Lyston called.

14 – Thursday: Cloudy. Pa to Calais with wood. Leon on wood in A. M. & to Walter H. in P. M. E. W. & Colon called.

15 – Friday: Pleasant, but snow blowing and quite cold at night. Uncle Hi & Aunt Alice [Staples] & Uncle Theod here to dinner. Pa & Leon to hall, Mr. Adams came to talk on Farmers’ Union. [It was in 1918 that the Alexander Farmers Union was established. It had members from several neighboring towns. See details in AGRICULTURE]

16 – Saturday: Pleasant, quite cold. Pa to Calais with wood. E. W, Ivan, Merton, Guy, &Ethel called. Leon to store.

17 – Sunday: Pleasant. Leon down to Burleigh’s & to Uncle Theod’s to supper. Justin here to supper. Wrote H. P.

18 – Monday: Pleasant. Pa to Calais with wood. Leon to Arthur’s twice. Ella & Edna called.

19 – Tuesday: Pleasant. Pa to Milltown with wood. Leon to Arthur’s twice. Ma & I called to Dora’s

20 – Wednesday: Pleasant. Pa & Leon to Arthur’s twice. Vern, Raymond, Frank, Clinton, E. W., & Alton called. All to pound party for Mr. Maxwell.

21 – Thursday: Pleasant and like spring. Pa to Milltown. Leon to Arthur’s in A. M. Clinton, Frank, & Abner called. Alice Lehan & Burleigh, too.

22 – Friday: Pleasant. Pa over to Arthur’s and on hill all day. Leon to Arthur’s twice. Clinton called. Justin here to supper. Leon to store, letter from Hazel.

23 – Saturday: Wind blowing, quite cold. Men over on hill all day. Edna & Christine [Flood, Gorham’s daughter] called. All to Grange.

24 – Sunday: Pleasant & cold. E. W. called. Wrote to H. P.

25 – Monday: Pleasant. Pa to Calais with wood. Leon to Calais. Carrie Varnum here all day.

26 – Tuesday: Cloudy. Pa to Calais with wood. Ella called.

27 – Wednesday: Some cloudy. Pa to Calais with wood. Leon to Fred Brown’s. Ella, Ma, Edna & I to Minnie’s to supper. Lottie there, too. [Minnie Flood, wife of Gorham on Spearin Road. Lottie Frost, wife of Stephen Wilson Frost]

28 – Thursday: Pleasant. Leon started to haul up E. W. & our firewood. Pa to Arthur’s in A. M., changed works in P. M.

29 – Friday: Pleasant & warm. Men getting up firewood. Lottie & baby here all day. Edna, Alice Leahan & Ethel here to supper. [Lottie’s baby was Roger]

30 – Saturday: Pleasant & warm. Men hauling wood. Pa to Farmers’ Union in P. M. Aunt Alice, Ella, Carrie, here all P. M. Uncle Hi, Johnnie & Frank all here to supper.

31 – Sunday: Pleasant. All out to Aunt Alice’s to dinner. Snow going fast.

APRIL 1918

1 – Monday: Pleasant. Leon grinding axes. Men putting in machinery in P. M. E. W. & Vern called.

2 – Tuesday: Pleasant. Leon & Pa working on road. Elia [Ellery Frost], Raymond, Clinton, Marjorie D, & E. W. called.

3 – Wednesday: Pleasant. Men working on road. Elia, Frank, Clinton. Raymond called. Leon to store. Fool’s bossie born.

4 – Thursday: Partly cloudy. Men down in wood, hauled up one load at night. Clinton & Norman called. Marshall here to supper.

5 – Friday: Pleasant, wind blowing hard. Men cutting alders in pasture. Ma & I to Aunt Ada’s to supper. Higgins #3 bossie born.

6 – Saturday: Pleasant. Men in pasture. Mrs. Abner Brown called in A. M. Alvin, Uncle Will, Harold, George & Ella called. Leon to Burleigh’s to get haircut. Morey [Hunnewell] here to cut Pa’s hair & to supper. All to Grange.

7 – Sunday: Pleasant. Pa & Ma & I out to Ryan’s all day. Lyston here with Leon & Norton. Floyd, & James [Lyons] called.

8 – Monday: Pleasant. Leon to Calais. Pa in pasture in A. M, helped Frank kill pig in P. M. Wrote H. P.

9 – Tuesday: Cloudy. Leon to Woodland in A. M. Pa to Uncle Will’s in wood machine until Leon came home. Alice L. Pauline & Frank called.

10 – Wednesday: Pleasant. Leon in wood machine at Reid’s all day. Pa up in pasture, hauled out two loads of alders in A. M. Down to Fred Brown’s in P. M. Ma & I called to Ella’s. Clinton called.

11 – Thursday: Pleasant. Leon finished getting wood & getting wagon ready to paint. Pa hauled out manure. Ma & I to Aunt Ina’s to supper. Ed F. Clinton, & Raymond to dinner. James called.

12 – Friday: Cloudy & cold. Leon & I painted wagon in A. M. Pa hauled out manure. Put sleds away in P. M. Vira, Inez, Ola & Josephine called.

13 – Saturday: cloudy. Pa & Ma to Calais to see Dr. Leon & I painted in A. M. I to hall in P. M. Mary D, Olney, Lela, Uncle Theod, & Frank called. [Olney Crafts, son of Elmer and Sarah was born in 1896. We’ll read of his death later]

14 – Sunday: Showery. Scribner Family & Flood Family called.

15 – Monday: Pleasant. Leon & I finished painting the wagon. Pa cutting up alders. Picking over beans. Clinton, Alton, Hazel, Lyston, called. Guy & Ethel here to supper. Rest of family came in eve.

16 – Tuesday: Pleasant. Pa to Milltown after load for Arthur. Leon cut up alders and we finished picking over beans. Guy, Ethel, & Hazel here to dinner. Morey called. Higgins #2 bossie born.

17 – Wednesday: Pleasant. Pa to Arthur’s. Leon doing odd jobs. Morey called. Raymond spent the eve.

18 – Thursday: Pleasant. Pa to Calais with butter. Leon to Vern’s in wood machine all day.

19 – Friday: Pleasant. Pa to Calais after load. Leon finished to Vern’s & up to Frank’s. Uncle Will called.

20 – Saturday: Pleasant. Leon to Frank’s, finished in A. M. Elia, Frank, & Uncle Will here to dinner. Elia & Uncle Will to supper. Finished sawing wood here. Ma to hall practicing for dialogue. Burleigh called.

21 – Sunday: Cloudy & raining. Uncle Theod & family here to supper.

22 – Monday: Pleasant, thunder showers. Commenced cleaning house in P. M. Leon white washed dining room. Pa doing odd jobs around the barn. Lightning struck Abner Brown’s barn, killed a cow. Tore paper off dining room. Mr. Varnum died. [Civil War veteran Sumner T. Varnum]

23 – Tuesday: Pleasant. Pa to Arthur’s in A. M. hauled away barn in P. M. Ma & I cleaned bedrooms & dining room. Fish peddler called.

24 – Wednesday: Thunder showers at noon. Pa to Mr. Varnum’s funeral. Leon splitting wood. Ma & I papering dining room. Frank called.

25 – Thursday: Pleasant. Pa to Calais with potatoes for E. W. Leon to Calais. Ma & I finished papering & cleaned Ma’s room. Edna called.

26 – Friday: Pleasant. Pa to Calais. Leon picking up potatoes for E. W. in A. M. Vern here, split wood in P. M. Ada, Inez, & Beatrice called. Moved table in dining room. Ice went out of Meddybemps Lake.

27 – Saturday: Pleasant & warm. Leon to Calais for E. W. Pa to Crawford after straw in P. M. Frank & Morey called.

28 – Sunday: Pleasant. Ma & I called to Ella’s in A. M. Leon & I went gumming. Frank called. [Spruce gum]

29 – Monday: Cloudy. Pa to Arthur’s. Leon taking banking & picking up potatoes. Ma & I cleaning chambers. Frank called.

30 – Tuesday: Raining. Leon white washed kitchen. Charles Grover, Dr. Sullivan & E. W. called.

MAY 1918

1 – Wednesday: Raining. Uncle Theod here all day.

2 – Thursday: Pa hurt leg Pleasant. Men to Woodland after grain. Ma to Doris’s in A. M. Ma & I to shop in P. M. Pulp man called. Ada B. called.

3 – Friday: Pleasant. Leon to Calais, Pa doing chores. Ma & I cleaned front room. Dr. Sullivan here to dinner. Mr. Maxwell, E. W. called. I to Edna’s in eve.

4 – Saturday: Pleasant. Leon taking banking away in A. M., to Arthur’s in P. M. Pa cleaning up yard. Mr. [Stanley of Crawford] Jeffery called. Frank, Ella, Edna, Aunt Alice, & Uncle Hi called. Leon & I to Grange.

5 – Sunday: Cloudy. Leon & I went to church, but no minister came. Frank, Ella & Edna called. I was to Edna’s in eve.

6 – Monday: Pleasant. Leon to Calais with potatoes. Pa splitting wood & finished it. Thunder showers at night. Uncle Will called.

7 – Tuesday: Foggy & rained a little in the A. M. but cleared away. Pomona Grange here, had a good time.

8 – Wednesday: Pleasant & warm. Men fencing. Planted flower garden. Leon to Arthur’s in A. M. Guy, Ethel, Hazel & Ed F. called.

9 – Thursday: Pleasant, but colder. Leon finished fencing. Pa plowed a little. Frank helped kill Fool cow in P. M. Ma Ella, Edna & I called to Hall and Ada’s & shop. Morey called.

10 – Friday: Cloudy & showery. Leon to Woodland in A. M. Pa Plowing in A. M. Put in potatoes in front of house in P. M. Clinton, Morey, Alden & Johnnie Ryan [from Staples Road in Baileyville] called.

11 – Saturday: Pleasant. Leon to Calais. Pa plowing. Ethel here to supper. Aunt Ina & Addie called.

12 – Sunday: Cloudy. Theodore Scribner & family, Aunt Alice, Uncle Hi here to dinner & supper. Uncle Hi. Helped Frank drive auto.

13 – Monday: Pleasant. Pa plowing in corner. Leon spreading manure. Planted some in garden. Got calves from E. W.

14 – Tuesday: Showery. Pa finished planting garden. Leon to Walter’s in A. M. Uncle Will put window in dining room in P. M.

15 – Wednesday: Got 12 chicks. Pleasant. Pa harrowing & plowing. Leon to Fred Brown’s after oats in A. M. Hauled out manure in P. M.

16 – Thursday: Cloudy. Leon sowing oats. Pa harrowing them in and plowing. Mr. Maxwell, Burleigh, Ed F. & Raymond called.

17 – Friday: Pleasant & hot. Pa to Woodland with load of wood for E. W. Leon picking rocks. New minister here to dinner. Morey called. Cleaned shed. [Minister likely W. H. Stewart]

18 – Saturday: Pleasant & awful hot. Leon sowing Frank’s oats. Pa plowing in back of house. All to Grange.

19 – Sunday: Pleasant & warm. Leon fishing. We were to pasture to see calves & to Frank’s. Aunt Alice, Uncle Hi out in eve. Leon & I to Arthur’s, rest to Uncle Theod’s.

20 – Monday: Pleasant & warm. Pa & Leon to Woodland to move E. W. out. Justin called.

21 – Tuesday: Pleasant. Leon to Woodland in A. M. Pa picking rocks. Uncle Ben, Aunt Ethel & Aunt Alice here to supper. Harry Crafts called. All to Uncle Theod’s in eve.

22 – Wednesday: Pleasant. Leon to Calais. Pa picking rocks & spreading manure. Pulp man here. Ma & I to Ella’s calling.

23 – Thursday: Pleasant, showered at night. Men putting in garden in back of barn. Uncle Ben, Aunt Ethel, & Aunt Alice called on way to Uncle Theod’s. To Aunt Alice’s in auto.

24 – Friday: Pleasant. Leon & Uncle Ben fishing in A. M. Leon hauling out manure. We were to Calais in P. M., got new hat.

25 – Saturday: Pleasant. Men finished garden. We was to Woodland & Calais on auto ride.

26 – Sunday: Pleasant. All on auto trip to Charlotte, Red Beach & Robbinston.

27 – Monday: Raining. Men talking, Uncle Ben here.

28 – Tuesday: Raining. Set hens. In P. M. Pa plowed & Leon fishing; got little pig.

29 – Wednesday: Pleasant. Leon to Calais. Pa doing odd jobs on potato ground. Uncle Ben & Aunt Ethel went to Baileyville.

30 – Thursday: Pleasant. Men putting in potatoes. Alden here to work. Aunt Phoebe called. Billy Mc. called in P. M. [We will meet Billy frequently. It appears he worked for Theod Scribner, a hired man]

31 – Friday: Cloudy & showery. Pa plowed up to E. W. Leon hauled out manure. Ma & I to store. Phoebe & Alden called.

JUNE 1918

1 – Saturday: cloudy. Leon hauling out manure & sowed some oats for Frank. Pa finished ground up to E. W. and they planted oats. Ma & I called to Ella’s All to Grange, had thunder shower.

2 – Sunday: Pleasant & hot. Aunt Ina & family here, all out to cemetery. Varien, Velma & Christine Edna, Helen, & Gladys B. called.

3 – Monday: Pleasant. Men mowing. Reid Seamans out to Woodland. Robbie & Uncle Will called. Black cows bossie born.

4 – Tuesday: Pleasant. Pa to Calais for Arthur. Leon hauling out manure & hauling rocks. Ella, Edna, Uncle Will, Vira, Inez, Aunt Alice, & Uncle Hi called in eve. Pa to [Framers] Union meeting.

5 – Wednesday: Pleasant. Pa to Arthur’s in A. M. Leon hauling out manure & covering beans. Pa plowing up to E. W. Ma & I dropping beans [dropping seed beans in furrow]

6 – Thursday: Pleasant. Pa plowing up to E. W. in A. M. and covering potatoes. Leon hauling out manure & planting potatoes. Ma & I cutting seed. Vira & Inez called.

7 – Friday: Raining. Men hauling out manure. Pa harrowing. Went up to load Reid’s wood in eve. Ma & I to Myrtle’s.

8 – Saturday: Pleasant. Pa went to Woodland with Reid’s wood. Leon to Calais. String upper piece.

9 – Sunday: Pleasant. Uncle Elmer, Aunt Sarah & Olney [Crafts of South Princeton] called. Raymond here to dinner. All on ride around square. After supper, Ma & I called to Dora’s. Aunt Alice & Uncle Hi came out in eve, we were to Uncle Theod’s.

10 – Monday: Rained some but cleared away. Men sowing millet & oats up to E. W. & hauling rock & harrowing. Ma & I weeding.

11 – Tuesday: Pleasant. Men hauling manure on potato ground up to E. W. Ma & I to store. Aunt Phoebe with Ella & Edna, Floyd & Uncle Will called.

12 – Wednesday: Raining & foggy all day. Leon to store in P. M.

13 – Thursday: Showery. Men hauling out manure up to E. W. & cutting seed in P. M. Ma & I called to Aunt Ina’s in P. M. Raymond & Alden called.

14 – Friday: Showery. Pa churning. Leon cutting seed. Pa harrowing some in A. M.

15 – Saturday: Pleasant & cooler. Pa getting potato ground ready. Leon to Calais. Billy came in with him, was here to super. All to Grange, 1st & 2nd degrees.

16 – Sunday: Pleasant. All on ride out to Lovering Road. First mess of strawberries of the season. All to sing to Raymond’s in evening. Billy & Uncle Theod’s family here after sing.

17 – Monday: Raining. Billy & Uncle Theod here all day. Alden called.

18 – Tuesday: Pleasant. Men up getting potato ground ready in A. M. and put in potatoes. Pa went to Woodland in P. M. after grain. Billy & Uncle Theod here to dinner, also two ragmen to dinner. Billy went home. Leon cultivating & weeding.

19 – Wednesday: Pleasant. Pa to Woodland hauling Union grain. Leon hoeing garden in A. M. Worked on road in P. M.

20 – Thursday: Pleasant. Pa over to Arthur’s in A. M., plowing to E. W in P. M. Leon getting things to shingle in A. M., hauling rocks in P. M. at E. W. Ethel L. here all day. Vira, Inez, Ivan, Merton, Raymond & Clinton called. Gladys Perkins baby Francis born.

21 Friday: Pleasant. Pa plowing. Leon hauling rocks all day. Ma & I strawberrying. We all went to graduation at Woodland in eve.

22 – Saturday: raining. Lewis Frost called in A. M. Leon after mail. Down to W. H. to get Kitty shod in P. M.

23 – Sunday: Showery all day. Ma & I called to Ella’s in P. M.

24 – Monday: Pleasant. Pa to Woodland with load of wood for E. W. Leon picking up potatoes.

25 – Tuesday: Pleasant. Leon & I to Calais. Pa harrowing to E. W. Ma down road in P. M.

26 – Wednesday: Pleasant. Pa to Woodland with wood for E. W. Leon & I cultivating. Leon cultivated in P. M. Ma & I strawberrying.

27 – Thursday: Pleasant. Men hauling out manure to E. W.

28 – Friday: Pa harrowing. Leon weeding in garden and sowing millet & wheat to E. W. Ma & I to school the last day, [Maurice] Richards, teacher.

29 – Saturday: Cloudy. Pa to Woodland with E. W. wood. Leon hauling rocks. Uncle Will called. Billy, Lucy & family, Aunt Hat, Marjorie here all night. 3rd & 4th degrees in Grange. We did not go.

30 – Sunday: Cloudy. The whole crowd here. Hat went down and called to Aunt Ina’s & stayed to Aunt Ada’s to supper. All went home.

JULY 1918

1 – Monday: Foggy all day. Men plowing & harrowing for turnips Had Dr. for Roger [likely baby Roger Frost].

2 – Tuesday: Misty & showery. Leon down to get Lady shod in A. M. and fishing in P. M. with Norton. Pa putting bridge in door yard. [Bridge probably over Lanes Brook]

3 – Wednesday: Cloudy in A. M., but cleared away. Ma & Pa to Calais. Leon weeding potatoes. I strawberrying, got 3 quarts. Leon got his card. [draft card?]

4 – Thursday: Cloudy & showery all day. Shel, Rena, & Harris [Sheldon Hunnewell, his wife ] called. Burleigh called; we had ride around the square in his auto. Had Ice Cream!

5 – Friday: Showery. Pa & Leon to Calais. Marcia Cousins & baby here all day. Floyd called. [Marcia Flood and Harold Cousins’ second child was Vera]

6 – Saturday: Foggy & misty. Ma & I down to Aunt Ina’s to supper.

7 – Sunday: Raining & thundered some in A. M. Picked enough strawberries for supper. Justin here to supper.

8 – Monday: Raining hard all A. M. Uncle Theod here to dinner & supper. Leon to Raymond’s.

9 – Tuesday: Foggy & Misty all day. Pa mowing around yard some. Leon & I picked some strawberries. Ella called. Ma, Ella & I went over to Alvin Carlow’s after strawberries in eve. Raymond called.

10 – Wednesday: Foggy in A. M., but cleared away some in P. M. Pa to Woodland with wood for E. W. Uncle Hi & man came after their strawberries.

11 – Thursday: Foggy, but cleared away. Men shingling on ell. Aunt Ada & Marshall here to supper. Thundered some.

12 – Friday: Pleasant, thundered some in P. M. Men finished shingling. Ma & I over to Alvin’s & Arthur’s. Ella, Edna, Ma & I strawberrying up on E. W. Edna, Burleigh, Leon & I went to Woodland to movies.

13 – Saturday: Quite warm. Men weeding & cultivating. We all to Grange.

14 – Sunday: Raining hard all day. Ma to St Andrews with Walter. Aunt Sarah & Uncle Elmer [Crafts, Lelia’s brother]. Lela here to dinner & Guy, Ethel, Ivan, Merton, & Charles here to supper. Burleigh & Katie called.

15 – Monday: Cloudy. Pa to Milltown for Arthur. Leon putting horse rake together. Ella, Edna, Ma & I to Alvin’s in eve.

16 – Tuesday: Pleasant. Leon & Pa over to Arthur’s in A. M. Aunt A, Uncle Hi, & Ralph called. Men cultivating potatoes up to E. W. Had Ice Cream! All loaded up load of Reid’s wood.

17 – Wednesday: Pleasant & warm. Pa to Woodland with wood. Leon fencing. I to Ella’s. Charles G. called. Uncle Theod here to dinner. Aunt Ina, Guy, & Ethel here to supper. Thundered some. Katie Bohannan called. [Raymond’s wife]

18 – Thursday: Showery in A. M., but cleared away. Leon to Fred Brown’s & Walter Henderson’s. Pa & Uncle Theod working on sprayer in P. M. Ma & Ella to Lottie’s. I called to Edna’s. Uncle Theod to supper. Killed calf in eve. Frank here.

19 – Friday: Foggy in A. M. but cleared away hot. Leon to Woodland. Men working on sprayer. Uncle Theod to dinner. Mowed orchard in P. M. Thunder shower.

20 – Saturday: Pleasant. Leon to Calais. Pa hand mowing in orchard & turning over hay. Thunder shower in P. M. Thundered some in eve. Ella & Abner called.

21 – Sunday: Pleasant. Leon to Frank’s & Raymond’s. Norton called. Elbridge, Grace & Carlton here all P. M. & to supper. Uncle Hi & Aunt Alice, Frank & Ella, & Clinton called in eve.

22 – Monday: Cloudy, but cleared away in A. M. Leon fishing in A. M. Pa weeding. Leon loading Reid’s wood . Ma & I called to Gladys Perkins. Thundered some.

23 – Tuesday: Pleasant & awful hot. Men turning over hay. Got in hay in P. M. Thunder showers in Eve.

24 – Wednesday: Showery in A. M. Pa at Frank’s. Noland, Robie called. Leon to Ralph’s after potatoes. Burleigh [Perkins] & Norton [Crafts] gone to war this A. M. Robbie called. [Was that Ralph McArthur?]

25 – Thursday: Pleasant & hot. Men & I haying. Ma weeded some. Dora, Edna, Donald, & baby here to supper [all Frosts, the baby was Bertha]. Aunt Ina, Ethel, Lena & guy called.

26 – Friday: Pleasant & hot. Men haying, cultivating. We weed some. E. W. called. Ma’s cow’s bossie born.

27 – Saturday: Pleasant & awful hot. Men & I haying, cultivating & weeding. All to Grange. Had thunder shower.

28 – Sunday: Pleasant. Uncle Theod here most all day. Had ice cream. Mr. Barret & crowd called. Justin, Aunt Alice, Uncle Hi, & Robbie called.

29 – Monday: Cloudy. Men, Ma & I weeding potatoes up to E. W. & horse hoeing. Getting load ready for market.

30 – Tuesday: Cloudy, but cleared away. Ma & I to Woodland with load. Men finished potatoes up to E. W.

31 – Wednesday: Pleasant. Leon mowing E. W. back field. Pa mowing. Ma & I raspberrying down on Uncle Will. Done up some beets.

AUGUST 1918

1 – Thursday: Pleasant. Men spraying potatoes & haying up to E. W. Ma weeding & raking. Done up raspberries.

2 – Friday: Pleasant. Finished on E. W. back ridge & got 3 more loads on other ridge. Ma raspberrying.

3 – Saturday: Pleasant. Men & I haying & sprayed. Abner Brown’s house burned. Special meeting of Grange, 1st & 2nd degrees worked on class of six. [Abner and family left Alexander at this time]

4 – Sunday: Pleasant. All up to Abner’s place in A. M. & down to Uncle Theod’s to ice cream in P. M. Lyston here all day.

5 – Monday: Raining. Uncle Theod here all day.

6 – Tuesday: Pleasant. Pa hauling grain for Farmer’s Union. Leon to Walter’s to get Kitty shoed in A. M., to Woodland in P. M. after grain. Ma & I picked a few berries.

7 – Wednesday: cloudy. Leon to Calais. Pa over to Arthur’s & mowing. Ma & I berrying to Uncle Will’s. Ella, Edna & Mary called. Morey [Hunnewell] came home on furlough.

8 – Thursday: Pleasant. Men & I haying some & sprayed potatoes. Addie called. Gladys P. & family here to supper. [Noland Perkins family]

9 – Friday: Raining hard all day. Leon to Walter’s to get Jerry shoed in P. M. Billy came. Abner here to supper.

10 – Saturday: Pleasant. Ma & Pa to Woodland. Leon sprayed potatoes. All to Grange, 3rd & 4th degrees.

11 – Sunday: Cloudy all day. Billy & Uncle Theod here all day. Ma & I up to Princeton.

12 – Monday: Pleasant. Men mowing. Billy & Uncle Theod here to dinner. Billy here to supper, went home in the eve with Walter H. Men got one load hay.

13 – Tuesday: Pleasant part of the day. Got in 5 loads of hay in P. M. Ma weeding. Charles & Clinton called.

14 – Wednesday: Pleasant. Men haying. Gladys here all day. Awful thunder shower at 6 o’clock.

15 – Thursday: Pleasant, not so hot. Men haying. Ma & I to Calais with butter.

16 – Friday: Pleasant. Men & I haying, got in 5 loads in P. M. Ma doing up beans & beets. Abner Brown Benefit Dance cleared $113.01. Noland called.

17 – Saturday: Pleasant & cold wind blowing hard all day. Men & I haying up on side hill, got in 3 loads. Sprayed potatoes in A. M.

18 – Sunday: Pleasant. Pa & Ma to see calves. Leon & I to store & to see calves. Pa & Ma on auto ride with Frank & Ella, & to Aunt Ada’s & Aunt Ina’s in eve. Abbie Berry called. [Whose calves?]

19 – Monday: Cloudy. Men & I haying. Ma weeding. Ma & I called to Aunt Ada’s. Leon got Kitty shod.

20 – Tuesday: Pleasant. Men & I haying. Ma & I called to Ella’s.

21 – Wednesday: Pleasant. Finished to E. W., good hay, and hayed to home some.

22 – Thursday: Pleasant. Men & I haying on side hill.

23 – Friday: Pleasant. Men & I haying as usual.

24 – Saturday: Pleasant. Pa to Calais. Leon & I haying, awful hot. Were all to Grange, 1st & 2nd degrees on class of six. Thundered some in eve.

25 – Sunday: Pleasant & warm. We were all to Uncle Theod’s for ice cream.

26 – Monday: Cloudy, and came in foggy in eve. Uncle Hi, Aunt Alice & Uncle Theod’s family all here to ice cream in eve. Raymond here too. Men haying some, got hay insured.

27 – Tuesday: Pleasant. Was haying. Leon & I to shop & Arthur’s in eve.

28 – Wednesday: Pleasant. Men & I haying. Done up mustard pickles.

29 – Thursday: Cloudy & rained at night. Pa mowing some to E. W. Leon helping Frank in thrashing machine. Ma & I cranberrying.

30 – Friday: Raining all day.

31 – Saturday: Misty. Pa to Milltown in P. M. with butter.

SEPTEMBER 1918

1 – Sunday: Cloudy. Billy & Uncle Theod here all day.

2 – Monday: Pleasant. All to Woodland to Labor Day time.

3 – Tuesday: Pleasant. Men haying, finished up to E. W. place.

4 – Wednesday: Cloudy. Men haying & getting in oats. Pa on Frat with Frank. Uncle Hi, Aunt Alice & Mary Bailey called in eve. [Jasper Bailey’s wife]

5 – Thursday: Cloudy & misty at noon. Thrashing machine here, got done at night. Ellery, Vern, Justin & Uncle Theod here to dinner & supper [Were they the trashing crew? Whose machine was it?]

6 – Friday: Raining. Picked 8 chickens. Ellery [Frost] called. Leon & I to Woodland in P. M. with chickens, got $10.80 for them. Pa out to help dig Aaron’s grave. [Aaron Carlow] Ma to sweep church & to Lizzie’s. Gorham here to supper.

7 – Saturday: Pleasant. Pa to Calais for Arthur. Leon helping finish Aaron’s grave. Funeral to Church of Aaron Carlow. We got load ready for market in P. M. All to Grange, 3rd & 4th degrees.

8 – Sunday: Cloudy. Pa & Ma called to Ed Frost’s & to see Calais. Leon & I after apples to E. W. Vira, Inez, & Ethel called. [Lehan sisters] Uncle Theod & family spent eve. Raining.

9 – Monday: Raining. Pa to Baring, boards for Arthur. Leon to get Kitty shod and getting a load ready. Ella & Edna called.

10 – Tuesday: Pleasant. Pa over to Arthur’s. Leon to Calais. Pa to Fred Brown’s to get pole in mowing machine. Raining some.

11 – Wednesday: Pleasant & colder. Pa to Calais for Arthur. Leon mowing in swale. First frost of season. Doing up mustard pickles. Uncle Will, Raymond & Alton called.

12 – Thursday: Cloudy. Pa up mowing oats. Leon to get Kitty shod. Ma & I out to Carrie Varnum’s to supper. Leon helping James put straw away. Pa raking hay.

13 – Friday: Raining. Men mowing some. Killed calf in P. M. Frank & Alden called

14 – Saturday: Breaking away. Pa to Woodland after Union grain for Arthur. Leon to Woodland with calf. Leon & I raking hay. Ma to Ella’s. Uncle Hi. & Aunt Alice called & took us to Uncle Theod’s in eve. Pa to Arthur’s, OK

15 – Sunday: Pleasant. Uncle Theod & Aunt Ina & Ethel called. Pa & Ma over to potatoes. Leon & I after ice, had ice cream. Ma & I called up to Flora [Perkins’, Verne’s wife].

16 – Monday: Pleasant & warm. Men mowing oats. Merton here to dinner. Cleaned front room.

17 – Tuesday: Pleasant. Men mowing in swale. Ma & I to Meddybemps with Uncle Hi & Aunt Alice. in auto.

18 – Wednesday: Pa to Milltown for Arthur. Leon, Ma & I over to Arthur’s in A. M. Leon mowing. Rained in eve. Uncle Theod here.

19 – Thursday: Pleasant. Pa over to Arthur’s in A. M. Leon & Pa mowing oats in P. M. Leon helped Raymond in T. Machine. Ella & Edna called. Cleaned kitchen. Sold rest of swale [grass] to George Perkins.

20 – Friday: Raining hard all day. Uncle Theod here to dinner & supper. James called, also Will & Net Strout.

21 – Saturday: Raining most all day. Ivan here to dinner. Pa to Milltown in P. M. with butter. Cleared away for Grange, all went, 1st & 2nd degrees on class of three.

22 – Sunday: Pleasant, but showery in P. M. All out to Uncle Hi’s & Aunt Alice’s to spend day. Mr. Maxwell & wife called in eve.

23 – Monday: Partly cloudy. Pa to Calais for Arthur. Leon helped Uncle Theod get wagon, and over to Arthur’s in A. M. Picked tomatoes in P. M. Rained some.

24 – Tuesday: Rained most all day. Pa over to Arthur’s in A. M. Uncle Theod & Billy here to dinner. Leon working in thrashing machine to Uncle Geo. In P. M. Uncle Ben & Aunt Ethel [Scribner from Portland] came in eve after we had gone to bed.

25 – Wednesday: Pleasant. Men to Uncle Theod’s to work in thrashing machine, broke down, so did not work in P. M. Uncle Ben & Aunt Ethel here all day. Ivan called & Billy went home.

26 Thursday: Foggy in A. M. Uncle Ben took Ma & aunt P. up to Princeton in A. M. Men working in machine to Uncle Theod’s. Olney [Crafts, son of Elmer & Sarah, South Princeton] died at Camp Devens. [likely of Spanish flu]

27 – Friday: Cloudy, rained some in P. M. Uncle Ben & Aunt Ethel went out to Baileyville. Ella called. Men finished in machine.

28 – Saturday: Pleasant, awful windy. Men turning over oats & got them in. Alden [Perkins] & Uncle Theod here to supper. Uncle Ben, Aunt Ethel, Uncle Hi, & Aunt Alice came out and spent evening.

29 – Sunday: Rained all A. M., but cleared off. Ma & I called to Gladys P. in eve. Flood family called in eve.

30 – Monday: pleasant. Men cut buckwheat up to E. W. in A. M. Ma & I picked up some apples. Uncle Theod & family, Uncle Hi, Aunt Alice, Uncle Ben, & Aunt Ethel all here to supper & spent eve.

OCTOBER 1918

1 – Tuesday: Pleasant, nice fall day. Men doing odd jobs in A. M. Uncle Theod here to dinner. Men went to Princeton to Olney’s funeral in P. M. [Olney Crafts buried in his parents’ lot at South Princeton Cemetery]

2 – Wednesday: Partly cloudy. Leon to Calais. Pa gathering corn and doing odd jobs.

3 – Thursday: Raining hard all day. Leon & I over to Arthur’s in P. M. Uncle Will, Raymond & Frank called.

4 – Friday: Pleasant. Pa to Calais. Leon to Calais with Frank in P. M. after wheel to digger. Uncle Ben, Aunt Ethel, Uncle Theod & family here to supper.

5 – Saturday: Cloudy in A. M. All the crowd went to Topsfield on ride. At dinner on GLS Road, began to rain. Uncle Theod here to supper & spent eve. No Grange.

6 – Sunday: Raining hard all day. Uncle Ben & Aunt Ethel here. Horham here to supper. E. W. called.

7 – Monday: Pleasant. Men thrashing. Elia, Ivan, Merton, & Uncle Theod here to dinner & supper. Uncle Ben & Aunt Ethel went home. [Portland]

8 – Tuesday: Pleasant, not so cold. Pa to Arthur’s with load. Leon fixing potato digger & dug 3 rows in upper field. Ma & I picked some apples.

9 – Wednesday: Pleasant. Men digging down to Uncle Theod’s all day. Ma & I down to supper, and called to Aunt Phoebe’s & Aunt Ada’s.

10 – Thursday: Pleasant. Men still digging down to Uncle Theod’s, finished at night. Leon & I went to Calais with Frank, Edna, & Clinton after Ella. Velma & Hattie spent eve.

11 – Friday: Pleasant. Men digging here. Ivan & Merton to dinner here & supper. Also Uncle Theod to supper.

12 – Saturday: Pleasant. Digging Frank’s potatoes today. Partly cloudy. Aunt Ina & Ethel called.

13 – Sunday: Cloudy. Aunt Phoebe called.

14 – Monday: Pleasant. Men digging our potatoes out in E. W. field. Finished digging at home. Ivan, Merton & Uncle Theod to dinner & supper. Myrtle & kids called, also Elia.

15 – Tuesday: Cloudy, wind, & quite cold. Leon digging Uncle Will’s potatoes. Pa to Milltown. Ma & I called to Aunt Phoebe in P. M.

16 – Wednesday: Pleasant. Leon finished digging Uncle will’s potatoes. Pa gathering apples & corn.

17 – Thursday: Pleasant & warm. Pa out digging J. Ryan’s potatoes. Leon doing odd jobs in A. M. He & I got wood in shed in P. M.

18 – Friday: Rained most all night, snowing big flakes this A. M. Leon to get Lady shod. Pa to Woodland with Reid’s wood. Ella & Edna called.

19 – Saturday: Pleasant. Pa mowed millet up to E. W. & pulled carrots in A. M. Leon to get Kitty shod, and Leon & I getting wood in P. M. Ma topping carrots. Pa raking millet & got load & finished pulling carrots. Ma after mail.

20 – Sunday: Pleasant. Billy & Ed Frost called, Frank called in eve.

21 – Monday: Raining in A. M, but cleared away. Gorham here to dinner & killed Leon’s cow in P. M. Ma after mail. I called to Ella’s

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22 – Tuesday: Pleasant. Pa to Woodland & Leon met him at Ross S [Sadler] & went to Milltown, got load for Arthur. Leon & I put in wood in P. M.

23 – Wednesday: Pleasant. Pa over to Arthur’s in A. M., got millet in P. M. Leon & I getting in wood, finished the cut up wood. I to store. Katie died. Ella called.

24 – Thursday: Pleasant. Pa finished digging J. Ryan’s potatoes. Leon sawed up cord wood & we put it in the shed. Ma to store.

25 – Friday: Foggy in A. M, but cleared away. Leon banking house. Pa to Katie’s funeral in P. M.

26 – Saturday: Raining. Uncle Theod, Guy, & Ethel called. We called Dr. Sullivan to see Pa.

27 – Sunday: Foggy all day. Uncle Theod here to dinner & supper. Frank called. Ma & I called to Ella’s in P. M.

28 – Monday: Foggy in A. M, but cleared away at noon. Leon banking house. Pa gathering cabbage & putting things down cellar.

29 – Tuesday: Foggy, broke away some in P.M. Men digging out barn drain. Vera & her husband came.

30 – Wednesday: Showery all day. Vera & Ed went down road in P. M.

31 – Thursday: Raining. Ed & Vera started home, stopped here until after dinner. Marshall & Frank called.

NOVEMBER 1918

1 – Friday: Pleasant. Pa to Milltown. Leon hauling gravel to bank & finished banking house. Ma called down to Aunt Ada's, Aunt Ina's & Dwelleys’.

2 – Saturday: Pleasant & colder. Pa to Woodland with load for E. W. Leon after Ed & Vera in P.M.

3 – Sunday: Pleasant. Vera, Ed, Leon & I on ride around square. Uncle Hi & Aunt Alice called.

4 – Monday: Cloudy. Boys hunting. Pa to Calais for Arthur.

5 – Tuesday: Pleasant & cold. Pa over to Arthur’s with load, plowed in P. M. Leon & Ed hunting. All to Floods’ in eve.

6 – Wednesday: Pleasant. Pa to Woodland with Reid’s wood. Boys hunting.

7 – Thursday: Cloudy Men hauling out manure all day.

8 – Friday: Cloudy. Men hauling out manure. Broke spreader. Pa took it to Walter’s . Boys loading wood. Pa to Woodland with Reid’s wood. Boys fishing.

9 – Saturday: Cloudy. Men to Walter’s fixing manure spreader. Pa to Baring for Uncle Theod. Ma, Vera & I to Aunt Ada’s to supper. OK at night.

10 – Sunday: Raining. Colon called.

11 – Monday: Pleasant. Men hauling out manure. Pa, Ma Vera & I out to Calais to the Celebration of the War.

12 – Tuesday: Pleasant. Boys hauling out manure. Pa jiggering around in A. M. & to Milltown in P. M. Vera & I to store.

13 – Wednesday: Cloudy. Boys hauling out manure. Pa doing odd jobs. Pa hauling out manure in P. M. Leon, Ed, Vera, & I over to Arthur’s in P. M.

14 – Thursday: Snowing & raining all day. Men fixing place in manure house for calves. Got 2 calves from pasture. Alden, Noland & Clinton called.

15 – Friday: Pleasant. Pa to Woodland with load of wood for E. W. Ed, Leon Vera & I to Woodland to see the CITY. Ma to Aunt Phoebe’s calling.

16 – Saturday: Pleasant. Men fixing the manure house for calves. Vera & I canvassing for YMCA. All to Grange.

17 – Sunday: Pleasant. Boys down road to Uncle Theod’s. Ma, Vera, & I called to Ella’s. Flood family called in eve, also Uncle Theod. Got calves from pasture.

18 – Monday: Raining hard all day. Boys work on barn. Got Moses in barn. [Moses must be the bull].

19 – Tuesday: Raining. Men doing carpenter work. Ivan & Norton here to dinner. Vera & I to store. Uncle Theod here all eve.

20 – Wednesday: Raining. Men doing carpenter work.

21 – Thursday: Misty. Ed & Leon up to Harold’s hunting. Pa over to F. Bohannon’s to put digger & rake away, & plowing. Vera & I to Marcia’s [Cousins] to supper. Harry Frost called.

22 – Friday: Snowing & raining some. Pa plowing. Leon & Ed hunting. Vera & I canvassing for YMCA. Eda & Lottie called.

23 – Saturday: Snowing. Leon & Ed hunting. Pa plowing for Uncle Will.

24 – Sunday: Cloudy. Uncle Theod here to supper. Aunt Ina & kids called. Ma, Vera & I called to Dora’s.

25 – Monday: Pleasant and awful cold. Pa Plowing for Uncle Will. Boys shingling, & Ed hunting. All to supper for YMCA.

26 – Tuesday: Pleasant, but cold & windy. Boys banking E. W. house. Pa to Woodland with load of wood for Reid. Sold 8 chicks to Woodland.

27 – Wednesday: Cloudy & cold. Pa to Woodland with wood for E.W. Boys cleaning up yard & hunting.

28 – Thursday: Pleasant & warm. Boys hunting in P. M. Pa loading wood for Reid. Ma, Vera, & I up around E. W. & Noland's.

29 – Friday: Snowing & raining. Uncle Theod here to dinner.

30 – Saturday: Pleasant. Pa to Milltown to take Ed & Vera out, went home for good. Ma & I to Grange, snowing some.

DECEMBER 1918

1 – Sunday: Snowing. Billy & Uncle Theod here to dinner. Abner here to supper. Ma called to Uncle Will’s.

2 – Monday: Pleasant. Pa to Woodland with wood for Reid. Leon choring.

3 – Tuesday: Snowing. Pa down to Walter H’s all A. M, got load ready in P, M.

4 – Wednesday: Snowing. Pa loading wood for E. Wilson, jiggering around in P. M. Got sleds out. Clinton called.

5 – Thursday: Snowing. Pa over to Arthur’s. Ma called to Aunt Ina’s.

6 – Friday: Still snowing. Leon to store. Cleared away & cold. Lyston here to supper.

7 – Saturday: Pleasant, but quite cold. Pa took Ma out to Calais, stayed out. Abner & James called.

8 – Sunday: Cloudy & snowing some. Pa to Frank’s in A. M. Inez L. called.

9 – Monday: Pleasant. Pa to Woodland with E. W. wood. Leon shoveling around. Uncle Will called.

10 – Tuesday: Pleasant. Pa to Woodland with wood for E. W. Leon in pasture cutting wood in P. M. Earl Perkins & wife called in yard.

11 – Wednesday: Pleasant. Pa to Woodland with E. Wilson’s wood, brought back load of Union grain for Arthur’s. Leon picking up potatoes. Edna, Vira, Inez, Ethel & Noland called.

12 – Thursday: Cloudy. Pa to Woodland with the last of Reid’s wood, brought back grain for Arthur. Leon got Kitty shod in A. M., to Woodland in P. M. I to Edna’s.

13 – Friday: Pleasant & warm. Pa & I to Calais. Ma came home. I stayed out on a visit to Vera. Leon hauled grain for Arthur to his place.

14 – Saturday: Misty & raining all day. Ma & Pa to Evelyn H. funeral. Leon to store. Vira, Lee, Aunt Hattie, & Aunt Ina to moving pictures in eve.

15 – Sunday: Misty. Billy & Uncle Theod here to dinner. Frank called. Ma to Ella’s.

16 – Monday: Pleasant. Reid Seamans’ boy born. [Elwood M. known as Billy] Pa over to Arthur’s in A. M. Pa & Leon helping Frank kill hog in P. M. Ma to store. Vira & I up street.

17 – Tuesday: Pleasant. Pa over to Arthur’s in A. M., hauled hay to Charles Carlow’s in P. M. Leon finished shingling & picked up potatoes. Ivan & Merton called.

18 – Wednesday: Pleasant & colder. Leon to Calais after me. Pa loaded hay & done Uncle Theod’s chores.

19 – Thursday: Pleasant. Pa up to Carlow’s with hay & to Baileyville with load of straw for G. Malloy. Leon cutting wood.

20 – Friday: Pleasant. Pa took Gorham out to G. Mallory’s. Pa down to Uncle Theod’s & Mort Dwelley’s. Leon helped Alden cut wood. In P. M. Justin [Frost] here to dinner. Hazel Perkins called. Abner here to supper.

21 – Saturday: Pleasant & warm. Pa to Calais. Leon cutting wood. Ella & Edna called.

22 – Sunday: Foggy. Aunt Ina & family here, also Cleveland Maxwell. Hattie here to supper.

23 – Monday: Raining in A. M. Pa to J. Ryan’s in P. M. with load of straw. I to Ella’s. Ma to Aunt Ada’s calling

24 – Tuesday: Pleasant. Pa to Calais for Arthur. Leon to Woodland after Myra & Bessie.

25 – Wednesday: Xmas. Misty all day. Pa & Ma to Uncle Theod’s. Girls here.

26 – Thursday: Cloudy & cold. Leon & I took Myra & B. J. to Woodland. Pa to Arthur’s. Uncle Will & Burleigh called.

27 – Friday: Cold & cloudy. Pa to Calais after Arthur’s kerosene. Leon helping Uncle Will saw up wood. Abner here. Burleigh & Edna spent eve. Ma & I called to Ella’s.

28 – Saturday: Squalley all day. Leon helping Uncle Will all day. Pa over to Arthur’s. Uncle Hi & Aunt Alice here to supper. All to Grange. Election of officers.

29 – Sunday: Pleasant in A. M, but clouded up at night. Pa & Ma to Uncle Elmer’s all day. Ivan & Merton called.

30 – Monday: Pleasant. Pa to Milltown after load for Arthur. Leon cutting wood in pasture. Ella called.

31 – Tuesday: Cloudy & cold. Leon to Walter’s to get horses shod. He & Pa loaded up a load of wood for Lee Dwelley. Leon cutting wood in P. M. Pa to Woodland. Ma & I called to Ella’s. Norton came home.

Babies; Mrs. Cassius Bridges baby born Jan the last, 1918; Mrs. Ralph Ayers baby born April 4, 1918

[And an address] Mr. Wellington Hunnewell, Morgan Steamship Co., 48 West St. New York