JANUARY MAY 1919
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 24 and were married on July 30, 1916. Bertha lists her height as 53" and her weight as 126#. They were living with his parents Mort (54) and Lelia (47) Scribner on the Airline Road across from the road to Cooper. Morts 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 Morts, so E. W. was also a place. See 1918 diary for help identifying people]
1 Wednesday: Misty. Pa & Leon down in woods in P. M. Aunt Ina & family here to dinner & supper
2 Thursday: Raining some. Pa over to Arthurs. Leon to Fred Browns and picked up potatoes. Alden, Inez & Beulah called.
3 Friday: Snowing & raining. Leon to store. Pa down in woods in P. M. brought up load of wood. Leon to store. Robbie called.
4 Saturday: Snowing & raining most all day. Men hauling out wood from pasture most all P. M. Had Dr. for Vira L. [Leahan]
5 Sunday: Pleasant & quite cold. Uncle Will spent P. M. Robbie called.
6 Monday: Cloudy. Men finished hauling firewood out of pasture in A. M. Down in wood lot in P. M. Got 2 loads. Leon after mail.
7 Tuesday: Snowing about all day. Pa to Calais after sugar for Arthur. Leon to Arthurs in A. M. Put E. W wagon away and boarded his shed up, and out to meet Pa after supper and got and mail. Robbie called.
8 Wednesday: Raining & snowing some most all day. Pa to Calais with Hattie. Leon over to Arthurs. Ella, Lyston & Guy called. Leon after mail.
9 Thursday: Foggy & cloudy all day. Men down in woods all day. Ella called in P. M. Lyston & Alden called in yard. Leon after mail.
10 Friday: Pleasant & awful cold wind blowing hard. Men down in wood lot all day. Leon after mail. Wendall Perkins wife died.
11 Saturday: Pleasant, but cold wind blowing snow. Pa after load of wood in A. M. Leon & Pa both down in wood in P. M. Billy & Uncle Theod here to supper. Clinton called.
12 Sunday: Pleasant & cold. Billy & Uncle Theod here most all day, to supper, & Billy all night. Frank called. Will Bohanon died.
13 Monday; Pleasant & not so cold. Billy went up in the wood. Pa & Leon both to Woodland after Union Grain for Arthur. Ma & I called to Aunt P. & store. Ivan & Merton called. Uncle Theod called. Leon after mail.
14 Tuesday: Cloudy. Pa over to Arthurs. Leon down in woods all day. Pa down to Walter H to get pole fixed. Uncle Theod & Mort D. called in yard. Clinton called. Leon after mail.
15 Wednesday: Pleasant. Pa went to Woodland to haul E. Wilsons wood. Leon helped Frank kill pig in A. M. and picked up potatoes in P. M. Clinton, Vira & Ethel called. Leon after mail.
16 Thursday: Pleasant in A. M. but snowed some in P. M. Leon to Calais with potatoes. Vera came out. Ma & I down to Aunt Inas to dinner. Leon after mail.
17 Friday: Cloudy all day. Leon got load of straw & beans in A. M. Down in woods in P. M. Ivan & Merton called. Vera & I out sliding.
18 Saturday: Cloudy all day. Ivan, Merton & Guy called. Pa came home from Woodland. All to Grange. Installation of officers.
19 Sunday: Uncle Theod here. Ivan & Merton to supper. Robbie & James called. Snowed
20 Monday: Pleasant, but snowed at night. Pa took load of wood out for Uncle T. Leon to Fred Browns, and picked up potatoes. Vira & I out sliding. Edna, Clinton & Alden called.
21 Tuesday: Pleasant. Pa took load of wood out for Uncle Theod & and stayed out to haul Reid Seamans wood. Uncle Will called. Ma went out to Renas with him. Leon to Woodland & after mail.
22 Wednesday: Cloudy. Leon down in the woods all day. Vira & I up to store in P. M. Ivan, Merton & Guy called. Leon after mail.
23 Thursday: Foggy. Vira & I to Ednas to supper. Leon went out after Ma to Woodland. Pa came home for good.
24 Friday: Raining all day. Uncle Theod here. Leon to store after mail. Snowing at night.
25 Saturday: Pleasant & colder. Pa to Woodland with load of wood for Uncle Theod. Leon to Fred Browns.
26 Sunday: Pleasant. Uncle Hi. Aunt Alice, Uncle Theod here to supper. Clinton called. Norton here to supper. Vira & I to Ednas to sing.
27 Monday: Pleasant. Pa to Woodland. Leon down in woods. Edna & Helen here to supper. Leon after mail. Clinton called.
28 Tuesday: Pleasant. Pa to Woodland. Ella & Alice here all P. M. making baby clothes.
29 Wednesday: Pleasant. Pa to Woodland. Aunt Ada here all P. M. 7 to supper making baby clothes. Crowd of us out sliding in eve.
30 Thursday: Pleasant. Pa to Woodland. Leon to Uncle Theods to swamp road. Merton here to dinner. Vira & I sliding. Leon after mail.
31 Friday: Cloudy some. Pa to Woodland. Vira & I to Arthurs in A. M. Leon to Woodland after mail. I after mail.
1 Saturday: Pleasant & cold. Pa to Woodland. Uncle Theod, Edna, Clinton & Gladys B. called. Leon Vira & I to Emery Frosts pound party.
2 Sunday: Pleasant most all day. Uncle Theod & Billy here to dinner & supper. Hattie here to supper. Vira, Ivan, Ethel Beulah, Annie, Helen, Edna, Gladys B., James & Maude Perkins called.
1 Saturday: Foggy all day & started to rain at night. Leon to Calais after Aunt Hat. Ivan here to supper.
2 Sunday: Pleasant & quite warm. Harold & Marcia [Cousins] & children here to supper, also Justin, Ivan & Merton. Roy Strout called.
3 Monday: Pleasant. Pa to Woodland. Leon hauled water for cows. Aunt Hat & Ma to Aunt Adas to spend day. Leon hauling Abners wood in yard. Clinton called.
4 Tuesday: Pleasant. Pa to Woodland with Abners wood. All called to Ellas. Earl Perkins, Maud & friend here to supper. All to dance.
5 Wednesday: Cloudy, but cleared away. Pa to Woodland. Us women to Woodland to Ediths to dinner. Called on Rena. Manly Bohanon after hay.
6 Thursday: Pleasant. Pa to Woodland. Ma & Aunt Hat up to Aunt Pheobes to dinner. All to Fudge Party out to Uncle His.
7 Friday: snowed some all day. Pa to Woodland. We were all down
to Aunt Inas to supper.
8 Saturday: Pleasant. Leon to Calais, took Aunt Hat & Vera went home. I went to Calais to stay. Mr. Wallace called. Grange had 1st & 2nd degrees.
9 Sunday: Snowing. Uncle Elmer & Aunt Sarah were here to dinner. Vera & I went to Church & Nasons
10 Monday: Pleasant, but windy. Uncle W., Frank & Uncle Theod called.
11 Tuesday: Pa to Woodland. Leon putting calves in E. W. barn. Abner here. Billy came in eve. I came home with Frank.
12 Wednesday: Pleasant. Pa, Billy, & Leon out to Baileyville. James called. Billy & Abner all night.
13 Thursday: Cold & cloudy. Pa up to Abners after load of wood, took it to grave yard hill. Leon to Fred Browns. Frank called.
14 Friday: Snowed a little, but cleared away. Pa took Billy over to Stanleys. Edna & Clinton spent evening.
15 Saturday: Pleasant. Pa to Woodland with load of hay for Mr. Delco. Billy & Hattie here to supper. Hattie all night.
16 Sunday: Pleasant. Hattie here. Pa to Franks & Woodland. Hattie, Ma & I called to Aunt Inas & Varnums. Hattie went home.
17 Monday: Cloudy, raining a little. Billy here all day. Andrew Grover called. Men hauled 3 loads of hay from E. W. barn. Edna & Ella called.
18 Tuesday: Foggy & raining. Leon to store. Pa doing chores. Billy & I taken sick with the flu.
19 Wednesday: Misty all day. Leon after mail.
20 Thursday: Pleasant. Pa doing chores, out to meet Dr. Sullivan. He was out to Lyons, to see Clinton, & here to dinner.
21 Friday: Raining. All sick with flu. [Was this the Spanish flu?]
22 Saturday: Raining. Pa took Dr. up to Ed. Frosts. Leon in bed all day. Pa to store.
23 Sunday: Raining. Leon up & I sat up all day for the first time.
24 Monday: Pleasant & windy. Uncle Will called.
25 Tuesday: Pleasant & windy. Dr. Sullivan here to dinner. He was to Floods to see Edna, & Lyons & Frosts.
26 Wednesday: Pleasant & warm. Pa over to Arthurs in P. M. Uncle Theod & Uncle Hiram called.
27 Thursday: Some pleasant, but chilly. Pa weighing out hay for Steve Hunnewell & Elia (Ellery) Frost. Norton called. Uncle Theod here to dinner.
28 Friday: Cloudy and started to rain in P. M. Pa doing chores. Uncle Theod here to dinner.
29 Saturday: Snow on ground, snowed some all day. Pa doing chores. Burleigh called. Alice Leahan died.
30 Sunday: Snowing & raining all day. Uncle Theod here to dinner.
31 Monday: Squally all day. Pa doing chores and out to cemetery. Alice L funeral. Pa to store.
1 Tuesday: Cloudy most all day. Pa at Franks & doing chores. Uncle Will called & Uncle Theod here to supper.
2 Wednesday: Pleasant. Pa doing chores. Uncle Theod here to dinner. Sammie, the Jew, here and killed a calf.
3 Thursday: Pleasant. Uncle Theod here & Billy went home. Elia [Ellery Frost]. here after hay. Pa out to J. Ryans in P. M. Sam called after eggs. Ma after mail. Leon out for first time.
4 Friday: Pleasant. Pa to Calais. Uncle Will ill. Ivan called, also Uncle George. Ma after mail.
5 Saturday: Cloudy & sprinkled some. Elia Frost after two loads of hay. Uncle Will & Aunt Phebe called. Uncle Theod here in A. M.
6 Sunday: Cloudy. Justin & Norton called. Pa & Ma called to Franks, also to Aunt Adas and to Uncle Theods. Uncle Theod & Burleigh called.
7 Monday: Partly cloudy all day. Pa & Leon to Town Meeting awhile. Manly B. after hay. Frank, Merton, and Marshall called.
8 Tuesday: Pleasant. Pa to Calais. Ivan doing chores and took away some banking. Billy here to supper.
9 Wednesday: Pleasant. Leon to Walters twice, got all three horses shoed. Pa to Woodland in P. M.
10 Thursday: Cloudy. Leon down to Fred Browns after axes. Pa taking banking away. Ella called. Uncle Theod here to dinner.
11 Friday: Cloudy & foggy. Leon & Pa taking away banking. Rained in P. M. Sammie & boy here to dinner. Uncle Theod here to supper.
12 Saturday: Rained in A. M. but cleared away some in P. M. Pa working on wood machine to Uncle Theods in P. M. Clinton & James called. Ma & Pa to special Grange.
13 Sunday: Raining. Wilsie & Burleigh called in yard. Leon went to ride. Raymond & Lee called. Myrtle, Alden & children called in eve.
14 Monday: Cloudy & rained some. Pa working on wood machine at Uncle Theods Guy & Ethel here to supper. Aunt Ina, Uncle Theod. Merton, Ivan, & Lena called in eve.
15 Tuesday: Snowed some all day. Pa to Calais. Ma called up to Aunt Phebes in P. M. Uncle Will called.
16 Wednesday: Partly pleasant. Elia (Ellery) Frost here with wood machine. Norton, Guy, Uncle Theod here to dinner. Elia, Norton, Uncle Theod, Guy, Aunt Ina, Lena, Ethel & Frank here to supper.
17 Thursday: Rained & snow on ground in A. M. Frank & Robbie called. Leon after mail.
18 Friday: Pleasant. Ellery here and finished our wood & went to James. Norton & Uncle Theod here to dinner. Ella & Edna, & Alden called. I got mail.
19 Saturday: Pleasant. Men splitting wood. Weighing out hay for Manly B. in P. M. All to Grange, 3rd & 4th degrees on class of 11.
20 Sunday: Partly cloudy all day.
21 Monday: Pleasant. Men working to Franks on wood machine. Leon also worked for Vern. Uncle Theod here to supper. I after the mail.
22 Tuesday: Pleasant. Leon up to Ed Frosts on wood machine. Pa splitting wood & after load of straw for L. Wallace. Clinton, Uncle Theod, Guy & Ethel called.
23 Wednesday: Pleasant. Pa to Calais. Leon splitting wood.
24 Thursday: Pleasant. Men splitting wood all day.
25 Friday: Squally & rained in A. M., cleared away in P. M. Noland here splitting wood. (Finished splitting) Uncle Theod called. Noland to supper.
26 Saturday: Squally all day. Men took some banking away. Justin here to dinner & supper. G. Malloy here to dinner. Ma & I to Myrtles to supper.
27 Sunday: Pleasant. Pa & Ma down to Uncle Theods. Uncle Hi & Aunt Alice called.
28 Monday: Pleasant. Leon took rest of banking away from back of house. Pa & Leon sawing & fixing fence stakes. Uncle Theod called, and Wendall Perkins after eggs.
29 Tuesday: Raining. Uncle Theod here to supper. Set three hens.
30 Wednesday: Raining in A. M. but cleared away in P. M. Leon working on fence stakes in P. M. Alden & Noland called.
1 Thursday: Pleasant. Pa to Calais. Leon with Alden in A. M. & fixing fence stakes in P. M. Set two hens up to E. W.
2 Friday: Rained. Uncle Theod here to supper. Put ring in bulls nose.
3 Saturday: Pleasant part of day. Leon to Fred Browns & Theods. E. Wilson here to supper. All to Grange.
4 Sunday: Cloudy. Mr. Marvel, Albert & E. Wilson called. All called to Franks in eve.
5 Monday: Showery. Leon & I to Fred Browns. Men driving stakes in swale.
6 Tuesday: Pleasant. Pa to Calais. Leon doing odd jobs.
7 Wednesday: Pleasant in A. M. Pa & Ma to Woodland. Floyd [Frost] here to dinner. Papered front bedroom. Rained in P. M.
8 Thursday: Pleasant. Finished papering front bedroom. Earl Higgins here to dinner. Floyd & Lyston called. Cleaned my bedroom.
9 Friday: Pleasant. Pa picking up potatoes. Leon, Floyd & Lyston went to Woodland & Calais. Floyd & Lyston here to supper. Ma after mail.
10 Saturday: Pleasant. Men sticking poles in swale, finished them. Mr. & Mrs. Maxwell called. Leon after mail.
11 Sunday: Cloudy & showered in P. M. Put cows in pasture for first time. Lottie here. Uncle Hi & Aunt Alice, Uncle Theod here to dinner. Floyd, Lyston, Burleigh, James, Alden, Guy, Ethel, Alton & Aunt Ina called
12 Monday: Cloudy, rained in A. M. Pa plowed some over on E. W. ridge. Leon & Pa picked up potatoes. Leon to Walter Hendersons. Cleaned front room.
13 Tuesday: Pleasant. Pa to Calais. Leon plowing. Wilsie called.
[That is the last diary entry. However, more notes are found in the back pages of the day book, which was an advertising tool of Vermont School Seat Company, Rutland, Vermont. These lists tell a lot about where this family got their money, other than the fire wood and produce sold in Woodland and Calais and pay for freight hauled for Arthur Flood]
487 bushels late potatoes
85 bushels of red potatoes
29 bushels of New Queen
40 bushels of white
Leon working in woods for Ellery Frost - November 17, 1919 to January 16, 1920 = 39 ½ days
Leon cutting green wood for Mr. Maxwell - March 9 12 = 3 ½ days
Leon peeling pulpwood for Fred Brown 220 trees
Next to C. L. Browns 35 trees
Sheep Pasture 38 trees
At Fred Browns 147 trees
Working on road for Ed Frost -
September 6 - Leon ½ day
September 7 - Pa & horses ½ day
September 8 - Pa & horses Ό day
September 9 Pa & horses 1 day
September 10 - Pa & horses 1 day
September 11 - Pa & horses 1 day
September 11 - Leon ½ day
September 15 - Pa & horses 1 day
September 17 Pa & horses 1 day
September 18 do
September 20 - do
September 21 do
September 22 do
September 23 do
September 24 do
September 25 Pa & horses Ύ day
October 25 Pa & horses 1 day
October 25 - Leon 1 day
October 26 - Pa & horses 1 day
October 26 - Leon 1 day
November 4 - Pa & horses 1 day
November 4 Leon 1 day
November 5 do
November 6 Pa & horses 1 day
November 6 Leon ½ day
Leon = 5 ½ days; Pa = 17 ½ days; horse = 17 ½ days
Loads cedar poles -
Mr. Bagley 1
Theo. Gill 1
Mr. Lakin 1
Theo. Gill 1
All marked "not paid"
Calves born in 1919 -
Higgins #3 Light Jersey born March 14
Beauty, My Bossie, brown born March 19
Higgins #2 little Jersey bossie born April 5
Fools bossie born April 29
Leons White Face bossie born June 1
Items sold -
To Ed Perkins big wagon - $60.00
To James Perkins - one disk harrow - $12.00
To Ed Frost spring tooth harrow - $15.00 not paid
To Ed Frost mowing machine - $10.00 not paid
To Frank Flood one set of sleds - $40.00
one horse hoe - $5.00
To Harold Cousins one butter worker - $3.00
one butter box $1.00
To Ross Lawler walking plow - $5.00
To Lyston Frost one set double harnesses - $20.00
To Frank Williams one horse - $140.00
To Ed Frost sprayer - $30.00 not paid
To Lester Craft one separator - $25.00, deposit $10.00, rest not paid
To Fay McArthur one cow, 2 year old, white face - $35.00
To Lemuel Wallace one set of blocks - $2.00
To Will Strout horse rake - $12.00
To Manly Bohanon & E. Frost yearling - $25.00
To Sam Leavitt one veal calf -
Hay sold -
Ellery Frost - 1044 lbs. - Has got 2 tons all together paid
Manley Bohanon - 576 lbs. + 622 + 680 + 653 + 1042 + 1030 + 1010 + 1040, paid
Gorham P. Flood 1074 lbs. $13.50 paid
Andrew Grover 1 ton
Bob McArthur 1066 lbs. paid, 585 lbs. not paid
Got 4 loads hay from E. W. barn, 3 for cows, one for horses, April 21, 1920
Leon working on State Road -
7 days to 12th of September
½ day with horses on September 15
1 day with horses on September 18
1 day with horses on September 19
1 day with horses on September 20
September 29 with horses
September 30 with horses
October 1 with horses
October 2 with horses
October 3 with horses
October 4 with horses
October 7 with horses
October 8 Pa with horses
October 9 Pa with horses
October 14 Leon with horses
October 15 with horses
October 16, Ύ day Leon with horses
October 17 with horses
October 18 Leon alone
October 20 Leon alone
October 31 Leon & horses
Christmas gifts 1920
Mama waist & peittcoat
Myra apron & hand-chief
Irene crochet bag
Barbara hair ribbon
Herbert blocks & jumper
Mattie crochet bag
Robert book & paper
Grace crochet bag
Edna writing paper
Clinton arm garters
Aunt Sarah box of paper
Lela set of pins
Aunt Ada Sofa cushion
Aunt Ina apron
Ethel cyleoyd set & ribbon
Alice - shoes & stockings
Aunt Alice sofa cushion
Hattie cupie & charm
Beulah crochet hand-chief
Bertha princess slip
Aunt Hattie sofa cushion
Marjorie crochet hand chief
Vera baby shoes
Annie little charm
Christmas list 1921
Irene bath towel
Warren box of pencils & handkerchief
Herbert book & crayons
Mattie bath towel
Roger box of pencils & handkerchief
Robert book & crayons
Grace bath towel
Aunt Eunice towel & handkerchief
Ella box of soap
Edna Crumb B Tray
Winnifred P. cup & saucer
Clinton box of writing paper
Aunt Sarah do
Lela box of pencils
Aunt Ada box of writing paper
Aunt Ina box of handkerchiefs
Guy - box of pencils
Alice petticoat & doll
Aunt Alice tatting apron
Bertha box of play things
Josie bath towel
Aunt Eunice bath towel & handkerchief
Vera box of handkerchiefs
Christmas list - 1922
Mama hand bag & handkerchiefs
Myra shopping bag
Richard rompers & rattle
Lester arm elastic
Irene dresser scarf
Perley arm elastic
Barbara hair ribbon & beads
Herbert tool set
Mattie dresser scarf
Rob arm elastic
Robert Jr. tool set
Benj. - garters
Aunt Eunice fancy can & wash cloth
Ella corresponding cards
Edna dresser scarf
Winifred dress cloth
Clinton bottle of cologne
Aunt Ada fancy can of powder
Marshall cuff links & pencil
Aunt Sarah box of handkerchiefs
Lela box of corresponding paper
Aunt Ina fancy can & wash cloth
Ivan cuff links & pencil
Ethel hair ribbon & pencil
Alice sleeping garments
Aunt Alice dresser scarf
Hattie fancy can of powder
Annie fancy can of powder
Bertha tin with name
Aunt Hatie handkerchiefs
Marjorie fancy can of powder
Christmas list 1924
Aunt Alice Tatting end runner
Bertha Kitchen cabinet
Mama Princess slip
Irene combing jacket
Perley cuff links
Warren necktie & box of paper
Barbara cloth for dress
Herbert school set
Mattie pin cushion
Rob arm elastics
Robert, Jr. game
Benj. cuff links & key holder
Aunt Hat - bu of sandja?
Adla writing paper
Alice rubber boots
Ella corresponding cards
Madeline play dishes
Clinton arm elastics
Aunt ada C cards & handkerchief
Marshall hands for arm bands
Aunt Sarah box of soap
Lela box of handkerchiefs
Aunt Ina glass tumblers
Ivan pocket book & key case
Ethel yoke & princess slip
Christmas list 1925
Mama bath robe
Marie Calire - slip & petticoat
Irene box of writing paper
Barbara necktie & book
Herbert knife & book
Mattie corresponding cards
Anna corresponding cards
Robert, Jr. knife & book
Madeline mittens & doll
Audery mittens & doll
Clinton candy & toilet set
Aunt Ida Box of handkerchiefs
Marshall soap & toilet set
Aunt Sarah dish
Ivan soap & toilet set
Guy - stockings
Aunt Alice picture
Aunt Hat box of writing paper
Marjorie can of powder
Bertha sweeping set
Christmas list - 1926
Mama scarf & pocket book
Myra bed slippers
Lester cuff links
Richard sweater & telephone
Mary Claire dress & bib
Irene stand cloth
Perley cuff links
Warren toothbrush box & pencils
Herbert box of pencils & book
Mattie bath towel set
Roger cuff links
Robert, Jr. box of pencils & book
Anna bath towel set
Ella writing paper
Edna picture & paper
Clinton bottle of colonge
Doris fancy cake froster
Winifred bead set
Adla marucine set & bed slippers
Aunt Ada writing paper
Marshall toilet water
Aunt sarah writing paper
Aunt Hat writing paper
Marjorie guest towels
Bertha toilet set
John Stephen baby soap