Wayne County Bios

Diary entries of Martha Harriet Wheeler during the years of 1885 and 1886. 

Transcribed and donated by Pam Butler: JBu4254280@aol.com


BACKGROUND:  Martha Harriet Wheeler was the 2nd wife of my 3rd great-grandfather - John Eugene Fletcher. Family history has it that she and John's first wife - Victorine P. Wheeler were sisters but I haven't been able to prove or disprove this theory yet. John Eugene Wheeler was born Oct 21, 1816 in Mount Pleasant and died May 9, 1901. He married Victorine P. Wheeler on July 4, 1844. She was born Feb 6, 1829 in NY and died in Oskosh, WI on Dec 20, 1859. He married 2nd Martha Harriet Wheeler (daughter of Royal Wheeler and Delanah T. Wheeler) on Sept 27, 1864. She was born May 13, 1842 in NY and died May 19, 1887 in Hine's Corner. He married 3rd Achsah Fowler on June 11, 1889. John, Martha, and Achsah are all buried in Hine's cemetery.


Excelsior Diary 1885

 Presented by JD Hines  Dec 24th 1884 to Mrs J E Fletcher

Thursday January 1, 1885

The ground was bare this morning.  But it has been snowing a little all day.  Cold and windy.  Thermometer 18 above.  Fletcher is as well as usual.  I was quite sick this morning.   Am better now.

 Friday January 2, 1885

Windy and snowed some.  Thermometer 8 above 0.  Feel better today than I did yesterday.  This is the first Diary I ever had.  I am going to give this to Fletcher if he should outlive me.

 Saturday  January 3, 1885

Weather clear.  Thermometer 6 below 0 this morning, 12 above 0 tonight.  Do not feel as well today as I did yesterday.  Fletcher lent his horse and wagon to Rice Cleveland.  I have not been out since Christmas.

 Sunday January 4, 1885

Pleasant, 20 above 0.  We are as well as usual today.  We did not go to Church today.  I learned to play one new tune on the organ.  Do not play very often.  It tires me so bad.

 Monday  January 5, 1885

Pleasant.  34 D above 0.  Am as well as usual.  Had two callers today.  Sold one Album.  Have enjoyed myself better than common today.

 Tuesday  January 6, 1885

Cloudy and some rainy.  35 D above 0.  We have done the washing today.  I do not feel as well as I did yesterday.  Have a bad cold.  I feel quite anxious about Father.  Have not seen or heard from him in a long time.

 Wednesday  January 7, 1885

Cloudy and windy and could still rain.  30 D above 0.  I am feeling worse again.  Wrote a letter to Jane Cole today.  I feel almost discouraged of ever getting well.

 Thursday  January 8, 1885

The weather warm and pleasant.  33 above 0.  I feel some better today.  Have done the ironing.  Had one caller today.  School closes at the corners tomorrow.

 Friday  January 9, 1885

Weather Cloudy.  34 above 0.  Fletcher went today to see Josiah Brooking.  I have been quite sick today.  So bad that I could not sit up all day.   Lorine Rood called here today.  I wrote a letter to Adaline today.  Henry Stanton got killed in a sawmill yesterday.

 Saturday January 10, 1885

Today Cloudy and very windy.  20 D above 0.  I have felt some better today, but got a very sore foot.  Fletcher is doing the houswork.  Will Brown got his foot hurt bad yesterday, fell a tree on it.

 Sunday January 11, 1885

Cloudy today.  Snowing tonight.  26 D above 0.  Has been lonesome day to me.  My foot is very bad, otherwise I am about as usual.  Martha called today.  Heard news of the Death of Abe Ransom.

 Monday January 12, 1885

Cloudy.  Rained some.  49 D above 0 this morning.  28 tonight.  My foot is some better, otherwise I am not as well today as I was yesterday.  It has been 6 years today since Russie was taken sick.  I remember every circumstance.

 Tuesday January 13, 1885

Some cloudy.  14 D above 0.  I had a poor nights rest.  Felt bad all day.  My foot is worse.  Martha called tonight.  Fletcher sent Ansel  up after Lucy to Doctor my foot.  She came.  Fletcher has to do the work. 

Wednesday January 14, 1885

Clear and pleasant.  Ground still bare. 7 D above 0 this morning, 20 tonight.  I am feeling a little better, my foot is about the same.  Martha has been here today.  Lucy called.  Received a letter from Adaline today.

 Thursday January 15, 1885

25 D above 0.  Have snowed about 5 inches today.  Mr. Smith came today.  Left some sample pictures.  I am feeling some better today.  My foot is some better, had a letter from Jane P. Cole today.  Fletcher is doing the work yet.

 Friday January 16, 1885

30 Degrees above 0 and has rained all day.  I feel about the same today as yesterday.  My foot is slowly getting better.  Fletcher is doing the work as I can not walk on my foot.  6 years ago last night is the first that Dr. Stimpson was ever at our house.

 Saturday January 17, 1885

Very windy.  16 D above 0.  I feel as well as usual, my foot is gaining slowly.  I sent a letter to Adaline today.  Lucy was here today.  Cleaned the floor and stayed to Dinner.  Mr. Payne was buried today.

 Sunday January 18, 1885

7 Degrees above 0.  Has been pleasant, sunshiny Day.  I do not think that I am getting well very fast.  My foot is gaining very slow.  I can walk a little very slow.  I can walk a little on very toes.  Martha called in today.  I could go to Binghamton if I was only well enough to ride there.

 Monday January 19, 1885

Clear and Pleasant. Snow 4 inches deep and well covered with ice.  1 D above 0.  Feel about the same as I did yesterday, foot is gaining very slow.  Can walk some on very toes.  Alba Hine was married yesterday.

 Tuesday January 20, 1885

Clear and Pleasant.  8 Degrees above 9.  I was quite sick last night.  Could not sleep.  Feel some better today.  My foot is about the same.   Fletcher went to Thompson today.  He got a new pair of shoes and gloves.

 Wednesday January 21, 1885

Pleasant this afternoon, cold and windy tonight.  3 Degrees above 0.  ? Railroad ? eat their Dinner here today.  I am feeling some better, my foot is getting better.  Ruth Ferris Baby is very sick,  Dr is over there tonight. 

Thurday January 22, 1885

Cold and very windy.  I have felt as well as usual today,  my foot is gaining slow.  6 Degrees below 0.  Today is just six years since Russie died.  I have lived it all over again in mind today.  How real it all seems.

 Friday January 23, 1885

Pleasant.  1 Degree below 0 this morning.  20 degrees tonight.  I feel about the same today as yesterday, my foot still gaining slowly.  Ruthies Baby is better, Dr Stimpson went to see it today.

 Saturday January 24, 1885

Cloudy and still today.  Snowed three or four inches last night, 30 Degrees above 0, I have not felt as well today as I did yesterday.  It is just 6 years today since we buried Russie.  It does not seem possible that I have lived so long without him.

 Sunday January 25, 1885

Cloudy and still.  35 D above 0.  Martha called today and said Ruthies Baby was worse.  I feel about the same today as I did yesterday, have worn a shoe and stocking on my foot today for the first since it got sore.

Monday January 26, 1885

Cloudy.  16 Degrees above 0 this morning and 8 tonight.  I have not been as well today.  Received a letter from Adaline Saturday.  Martha called today, said Ruthies Baby was a very little better.

Tuesday January 27, 1885

8 Degrees Below 0.  Clear this forenoon, this afternoon cloudy.  I have felt some better today than I did yesterday.  Nellie Hine called here today.  My foot is about well.  I have been lonesome all day.

 Wednesday January 28, 1885

Cold and very Blustering, 19 Degrees above 0 this morning, three below tonight.  We are feeling about the same as usual.  Ruthies Baby is no better, the Dr was there today.  Norm and Amanda were at the Corners today. 

Thursday  January 29, 1885

Clear and Cold, 9 Degrees Below 0 this morning, 2 above tonight.  I am not as well today.  Fletcher has got a bad cold.  We done the washing today,  Ruthies Baby is no better, the Dr was there today.

 Friday  January 30, 1885

Clear this forenoon, cloudy this afternoon, snowed some, 26 degrees above 0.  I do not feel as well today.  Fletcher is quite poorly.   Ruthies little Baby died at 2 oclock this afternoon, how sorry I feel for her.

Saturday  January 31, 1885

Pleasant and sunshining, 20 degrees above 0.  I was real sick last night, feel very bad tonight.  Fletcher is almost sick abed.  I sent a letter to Adaline today.  We expect to start for Binghamton Monday if we are well enough.

Sunday  February 1, 1885

8 Degrees above 0, stormy and windy.  Fletcher is better, he went to the funeral today.  I did not go for I was not well enough.  I feel quite bad tonight, the wind is Blowing hard tonight.

 Monday  February 2, 1885

Clear and windy, 3 Degrees Below 0.  I am almost sick bed tonight.  Fletcher is better.  We expect to start for Binghamton tomorrow if I am well enough.  There are a number of children sick in the neighborhood. 

Tuesday  February 3, 1885

Has been very pleasant today.  8 Degrees above 0 this morning, 20 tonight.  I have felt some better today.  We did not go to Binghamton today but we expect to start in the morning.   Fletcher is quite poorly.

 Wednesday February 4, 1885

Warm and pleasant today.  Came to Adalines this morning.  Found her and Royal well as usual.  I feel very tired.  Shall go to see the Dr tomorrow.  Today Fletcher went to see Dr Hayes.

 Thursday  February 5, 1885

It has been a warm pleasant day but very little snow in the city of Binghamton.  I went to see Dr Kilmer today.  He thinks I am a little better and may get so that I will feel quite comfortable.

 Friday  February 6, 1885

Cold and windy, 3 Degrees below 0.  We came home today from Binghamton and are very tired tonight.  Found plenty of snow here, not much in Binghamton.  I should like to live out there.

 Saturday  February 7, 1885

Pleasant today, 3 Degrees below 0.  I am almost sick abed, have caught a bad cold.  Fletcher commenced to take Dr Hayesses medicine today.  I can hardly sit up to write in my Diary tonight.

 Sunday  February 8, 1885

Stormy and windy, 8 degrees below 0.  Martha is sick.  Claude Heesley Rosa and Vernie came here last evening.  Went away this forenoon.  Abner Palmer died the 4th Buried today.  A number sick in this place. 

Monday  February 9, 1885

Stormy very Windy, 17 Degrees above 0.  Martha is some better but cant sit up much.  No callers today.  I am cook dish washer and Doctor.

 Tuesday  February 10, 1885

Rained last night, Snows and Blows very hard today.  I have been very sick for a few days, but I am getting better.  Fletcher has had to do the work and take care of me.  He is not very well.

 Wednesday  February 11, 1885

Quite windy today.  17 Degrees below 0 this morning and Eleven below tonight.  I am feeling better, have set up all day and done some work.  It is very lonesome weather.  A great deal of sickness in the place.

Thursday  February 12, 1885

Pleasant today.  7 degrees below 0.  I have felt about the same today as yesterday.  Have worked some today.  Have had no callers today.  I feel very tired tonight and my back aches.

 Friday  February 13, 1885

Has been a pleasant day.  I am almost sick abed.  I tried to iron today.  Fletcher fixed things so I could sit in the Rocking chair to iron but I tired out before I got done. Ern Smith came and finished it for me.  She stayed to supper.  I feel worse tonight.

 Saturday  February 14, 1885

Pleasant today, 8 degrees above 0.  I am quite sick.  Can not sit up all the time.  Fletcher is doing the wash and taking care of me, sent a letter to Dr Kilmer today for medicine.  Also a letter to Mrs Jane Kingsbury and one to the Elatric Pad.  A great many sick in this place.

Sunday  February 15, 1885

Has been a pleasant day, 32 degrees above 0.  I am quite sick.  Do not sit up but a little while at a time.  Martha called in this afternoon.  Said that Grand Ma Fletcher was quite sick, had a Parilytic shock.  A good many sick in this place.

 Monday  February 16, 1885

The wind had been blown fearful today and it has snowed all day.  I feel about the same today as yesterday.  Do not sit up all the time.  Jack called today, said Grand Mother was not better.  29 above 0 today, must got to bed. 

Tuesday  February 17, 1885

Pleasant today, 4 degrees below 0.  I have felt a little better today.  Have been around the house some.  Have not heard from any of the sick in this place today.  I feel very tired tonight.  My throat is sore and my back aches.

 Wednesday  February 18, 1885

Pleasant day, thermometer stood at 0 this morning.  I feel about the same tonight.  Fletcher is getting better.  Five years ago tonight I was up about all night with my little Baby.  It was his last night on Earth.

Thursday  February 19, 1885

Pleasant today.  13 degrees below 0 this morning, 7 above tonight.  I do not feel that I am getting any better.  Sent a letter to Ebs wife today.  It is five years to night since out little Ross died at just this hour 8 oclock.

Friday  February 20, 1885

Cold and windy.  6 degrees below 0.  I am feeling some better today.  There is the most snow on the ground now that there has been any time this winter.  Received a letter today from Dr Kilmer, Grand Ma is better.

Saturday  February 21, 1885

Cold and some windy, 3 Degrees below this morning.  I am feeling a little better today.  We received the medicine from Dr Kilmer today.  It is five years today since we buried the Baby.  How long it seems.

Sunday  February 22, 1885

Cold and Cloudy.  1 Degree above 0 this morning.  We did not go to church today.  I am not well enough to go out any though I think I am gaining a little now.  Have had no callers today.

Monday  February 23, 1885

Clear and windy, 8 degrees above 0.  I do not feel as well today.  Have been lonesome all day.  Would like to see Father and Adaline.  Think I shall write to her before long.  Fletcher is not was well as common.

Tuesday  February 24, 1885

2 Degrees above zero, pleasant and clear.  Had four callers today.  I do not feel so well today.  I am almost sick abed.  Fletcher is not as well as common.  Sent a letter to Dr Kilmer today.  George Stoddard was buried today.

Wednesday  February 25, 1885

Warm and pleasant today.  28 Degrees above 0.  We done some washing today.  I got the clothes ready and Fletcher washed them.  I have felt some better today than I did yesterday.  Have been some lonesome.

Thursday  February 26, 1885

Pleasant and warm, 28 degrees above zero.  I am feeling as well today as I did yesterday.  Rode up to Lucys to see Grand Ma, she is very poorly.  We stopped to the store and was weighed.  Fletcher weighed 131 lbs , I weighed 97 lbs.

Friday  February 27, 1885

Cloudy today and has snowed some, 34 degrees above zero.  I have done some baking and some ironing today and am very tired tonight and my back aches very bad.

Saturday  February 28, 1885

Warm and pleasant.  I have been Ironing again today and am very tired tonight.  Had a letter from Dr Kilmer today and one from Mrs Kingsbury.  Mr. Fowner called today.  Sang a hymn and prayed.  I sounded good to hear him.

Sunday  March 1, 1885

36 degrees above zero.  Has rained part of the day.  We did not go to church today.  I do not get to church very often.  I am sick so much.  Martha called today.  I commenced a letter to Adaline today but did not get it done. 

Monday  March 2, 1885

22 Degrees above zero, the wind has blown all day.  I have felt a little better today but am not so well tonight.  There was a stranger here for dinner tonight.  Fletcher is not as well as usual.  I am lonesome tonight.

Tuesday  March 3, 1885

20 Degrees above zero, has been a pleasant day.  Fletcher went to Thompson today.  I do not feel as well today as I did yesterday.  My back is getting worse.  Sent a letter to Adaline today.  I will go to bed.

Wednesday  March 4, 1885

38 Degrees above zero, has been pleasant.  I received a letter from Adaline today.  I am very tired tonight but feel about as usual.  Fletcher got two bags of feed and one sack of flour yesterday at Thompson.  It is bedtime.

Thursday  March 5, 1885

Quite pleasant today. Fletcher has been drawing wood today.  Sent a letter today to ER Glenn and one to Adaline.  My back has been very bad today.  I cut a shirt for Fletcher today.

Friday  March 6, 1885

24 degrees above zero, has been a pleasant day.  Jack Hines and John Fletcher called here today.  I have felt better than common today.  Have done some sewing on the machine.

Saturday  March 7, 1885

28 degrees above zero, has snowed a little all day.  Father came this afternoon.  I was glad to see him.  He looks quite well.  Fletcher got a can of oil tonight.  I am feeling a little better.  Am trying hard to get well.

Sunday  March 8, 1885

Cold and windy 1 degree above zero.  Did not go to church today.  Father has gone to bed.  We are as well as usual.  Fletcher let Perry have the horse to go to Starruca with today.  It is half after nine.

Monday  March 9, 1885

Cold and windy, Snowed some, 2 degrees above zero.  Father is here yet, has gone to bed.  I have not felt as well as I did yesterday.  Fletcher helps me do the housework.  I am taking Dr Kilmers medicine.

Tuesday  March 10, 1885

12 degrees above zero, had been a cold windy day.  The snow had drifted all day.  Father has gone to bed.  I feel about the same today as I did yesterday.  I have been more lonesome than common today.  I miss Russie so much today.

Wednesday  March 11, 1885

2 degrees above zero this morning and 10 tonight, has been pleasant today.  Father is here yet.  We done some washing for him today.  I am very sleepy and will to to bed.  A peddler called here today.

Thursday  March 12, 1885

23 degrees above zero this morning.  Has been quite pleasant today.  I do not feel as well again today.  Father has gone to bed.  I have been ironing some for him to day.  Fletcher helps me do the housework.

Friday  March 13, 1885

4 degrees below zero this morning.  Last night was bitter cold, it froze all my house plants to death.  It has been a lonesome day to me.  Pa has gone to bed.  I think he feels bad.  I am sure I do.  I am almost discouraged.

Saturday  March 14, 1885

28 degrees above zero this morning.  Has been very pleasant today.  Father went away today.  Fletcher took him to Starruca to go on the cars to Georges.  It seems very lonesome without him.  I am sorry for him.

Sunday  March 15, 1885

Quite pleasant today.  We did not go to church.  Fletchers Mother is quite sick.  He has been up there twice today to see her.  I have been very lonesome part of the day.  I feel bad about Pa.  I do not feel as well tonight.

Monday  March 16, 1885

Pleasant this forenoon and stormy this afternoon.  There has been an Eclipse on the sun today.   Fletchers Mother is no better.  He has been up there twice today.  I am not feeling as well again today.

Tuesday  March 17, 1885

4 degrees below zero this morning.  Grandma is no better.  Philander was here to day.  Sold him one book and an Album.  Clear today.

Wednesday  March 18, 1885

4 degrees above zero this morning, cloudy and cold.  Sent a letter to Dr Kilmer yesterday.  Grand Ma is a little better.  Martha and Kate called here this morning.  Two peddlers called her tonight.  I feel a little better today.

Thursday  March 19, 1885

7 degrees above zero this morning, has snowed some and blowed today.  We sowed the tomato seeds today.  I feel as well as usual tonight.  No callers here today.  We heard that Grandma was easier this morning.

Friday  March 20, 1885

4 degrees below zero, very windy and cold.  John Rhone called here tonight.  Grand Ma is some better.  I have not felt well today.  Dr Shaw was in the place today.  New neighbors in Sands es house.

Saturday  March 21, 1885

7 Degrees below zero, windy.  Fletcher went to Thompson today.  Got a box of medicine from Dr Kilmer.  Grand Ma is worse.  Ruth Ferris got a baby boy yesterday.  I got a letter from Adaline tonight.  I am not as well tonight.

Sunday  March 22, 1885

Clear and cold, 3 degrees below zero.  Fletchers Mother is no better.  He took me to see her today.  Amanda and Verina were there.  Fletcher went up to help take care of her tonight.  Harriet came over to stay with me.  Martha was here this evening.  I am very tired and sleepy.

Monday March 23, 1885

8 degrees above zero, has been a pleasant day.  Grand Ma is about the same.  John and Anne Rhone called here today.  I had not seen her since Christmas.  Martha was in here this morning.

Tuesday  March 24, 1885

Pleasant today, 9 degrees above zero.  Grand Ma is very little better.  Clarence and Rosa came here tonight.  They have gone to bed.  I am very tired tonight.  Do not feel so well again.  I will go to bed.

Wednesday March 25, 1885

Clear and pleasant, 14 degrees above zero.  Clarence and Rosa went home this morning.  Fletchers Mother is some better.  We done the washing today.  I have been about sick abed today.  Did not sleep very much last night.

Thursday  March 26, 1885

Quite warm and pleasant, 20 degrees above zero.  Fletcher went to Thompson today.  I have baked bread and ironed some today and feel better than I did yesterday.  Grand Ma is better.  Sent a letter to Adaline today.

Friday  March 27, 1885

Warm and pleasant, 33 degrees above zero.  I am feeling some better, have been ironing today.  Philander came over today, he bought 7 dollars and 25 cts worth of Medicine.  Grand ma is some better.  It is ten oclock.

Saturday March 28, 1885

30 degrees above zero, clear and pleasant.  I have felt better today, have done quite a good deal of work.  Have not heard from Grand Ma today.  I am very tired and sleepy tonight.  Fletcher has been splitting wood today.

Sunday  March 29, 1885

Has been a pleasant day.  20 degrees above zero.  Ironed some last night.  Fletcher is not as well as usual and I am about sick abed.  Have not heard from Grand Ma today.  Will go to bed.

Monday  March 30, 1885

30 degrees above zero.  Has been a very windy day.  The wind is blowing hard tonight.  I am feeling worse again.   Grand Ma is some better.  Fletcher has been splitting wood today.  I have been peiceing.

Tuesday  March 31, 1885

Has been warm and pleasant, 45 degrees above zero.  The snow has thawed a good deal all day.  I am worse almost sick abed.  Aunt Lorinda Hine is very sick.  Grand Ma is better.  Eve Whipple has got a little boy.  Dave Dopp called here today.

Wednesday  April 1, 1885

40 degrees above zero, pleasant today.  I walked down to Harriets today for the first time in six months.  Have made a new shirt and pieced some and am very tired tonight.  Will go to bed.

Thursday  April 2, 1885

Very windy today.  Has rained a good deal.  Aunt Rinda is no better.  Grand Ma is gaining.  I am feeling worse.  Am about sick abed. I have got a stiff neck.  Richards mother is very sick.  It is 9 oclock.

Friday  April 3, 1885

Warm and pleasant today  The snow is thawing fast.  I have not heard from any of the sick in the place today.  I have felt a little better today.  Done quite a little work and am very tired tonight and do not feel as well.

Saturday  April 4, 1885

20 degrees above zero this morning and 22 tonight.  It has snowed some and the wind has blown all day.   No mail through today.  I have felt better today than I did yesterday.  Fletcher is well as usual.

Sunday  April 5, 1885

36 degrees above zero, has been a pleasant day.  We did not go to church.  Mr Fowner preached his farewell sermon today.  We shall miss him very much.  I have felt quite comfortable today.

Monday  April 6, 1885

30 degrees above zero and the wind has blown all day.  I do not feel as well again today.  Sent a letter to Mrs Reed today and one to E R Glenn.  Aunt Rinda was a little better this morning.  My back aches very bad tonight.

Tuesday  April 7, 1885

Has been pleasant today, 34 degrees above zero.  The sleighing is about gone. I feel very bad tonight and Fletcher is not as well as usual.  Lucy called here today.  Aunt Rinda is no better.

Wednesday  April 8, 1885

40 degrees above zero this morning was lovely, then it set in and rained, the wind blew the rest of the day, is blowing hard tonight.  I felt very bad this morning.  Feel a little better tonight.  Harriet called today

Thursday  April 9, 1885

14 degrees above zero, has been a pleasant day, not windy, the road is very bad.  The snow is about gone, the drifts remain.  I am about sick abed today.  Aunt Rinda is about the same.  Fletcher is not very well.

Friday  April 10, 1885

Quite pleasant today, has thawed some, plenty of big snow banks.  I am getting worse again, have felt very bad today.  Aunt Rinda about the same, not much travel by here now.  I will go to bed.

Saturday  April, 11, 1885

Very nice and pleasant this morning, has snowed the rest of the day.  Aunt Rinda is about the same.  I have felt some better today than I did yesterday.  It is bedtime and I will go to bed.

Sunday  April 12, 1885

33 degrees above zero.  The ground is white with snow which has been falling all day.  I have felt very bad today.  Fletcher was taken lame in one limb this morning so he could hardly walk, is better tonight.

Monday  April 13, 1885

30 degrees above zero.  Has snowed about all day.  I have felt some better today than I did yesterday.  Fletcher is better.  He went to Thompson today, got me a new corset.  Martha called tonight.

Tuesday  April 14, 1885

20 degrees above zero, has been pleasant today.  Had two callers this forenoon.  I got a letter from Adaline tonight.  I feel about the same the same today as I did yesterday.  There is some snow but not enough to make a good sleighing.  My side aches bad.

Wednesday  April 15, 1885

33 degrees above zero, it has snowed all day.  I have felt better today than I did yesterday.  Have had three callers today.  Fletcher is not as well as usual.  Aunt Rinda is no better.  It is neither wheeling nor sleighing here now.

Thursday  April 16, 1885

32 degrees above zero.  Has been a very pleasant day.  I have felt better today than I have in a long while.  Fletcher is better.  I sent a postal to Mrs Reed today.  Have not heard from the sick today.

  Friday  April 17, 1885

Warm and pleasant today, plenty of snow yet, I have felt quite comfortable today.  News came this afternoon that Aunt Rinda was dying.  Have not heard from her tonight.  Got a letter from Glenn today.

Saturday  April 18, 1885

Has been a pleasant warm day.  Aunt Rinda is still living.  I sent a letter to Adaline today.  I do not feel so well today as I did yesterday.  Fletcher is feeling better, he has been sawing wood today.  Grand Ma is quite smart.

Sunday  April 19, 1885

Warm and pleasant today.  There has a good many people went by to church today.  We did not go.  I have been about sick abed today though I feel some better tonight.  Have not heard from Aunt Rinda today.

Monday  April 20, 1885

Beautiful and warm today, the snow is going fast.  I have had a great deal of pain in my back and side today.  I am almost discouraged again.  Aunt Rinda died at two oclock this morning.

Tuesday  April 21, 1885

Warm and pleasant.  The snow is fast disappearing.  I have felt better today.  We done the washing today.  Aunt Rindas funeral will take place tomorrow at 10.  I shall go if I am well enough.  I am very tired tonight.

Wednesday  April 22, 1885

Has been warm and pleasant today.  Went to Aunt Rindas funeral today.  Heard sermon from Psalm 116 Chapter and the 15th verse.  Mr Towner preached the sermon.  He preached good.

Thursday  April 23, 1885

I came home sick from the funeral and was sick all night.  Fletcher went to Thompson today.  I rode down as far as Marthas, had not been there before in most a year.  It has been warm and pleasant today.  Am very tired tonight.

Friday  April 24, 1885

Has been a very warm day, grass has started a little, a few snow banks left yet.  A light thunder shower tonight.  I sent a letter to Mrs Reed yesterday.  I have been ironing today and am very tired tonight.

Saturday  April 25, 1885

Warm and pleasant today.  I have felt better today than common.  Had three callers today.  Fletcher went to the corners tonight.  Got a sack of flour.  Grand Mas better.  I am tired tonight.  I will go to bed.

 Sunday  April 26, 1885

Quite cold and windy and has rained about all day.  The wind blew fearful all last night but it has cleared off tonight.  I have felt better today but have been very lonesome all day.  Fletcher is asleep on the couch.

Monday  April 27, 1885

Cool and pleasant today.  I have felt quite comfortable today.  Vernie came today.  She is making my dress.  I have been very busy today and am tired tonight.  Have had some callers today.

Tuesday  April 28, 1885

Cold and cloudy.  We are as well as usual.  Vernie is here making my dress.  I got a letter from Adaline today.  We had a little thunder shower tonight.  The wind is blowing very hard.

Wednesday  April 29, 1885

It rained and thundered and snowed last evening.  The wind blew a hurricane all night and today til sundown.  My dress is done and Vernie has gone away.  I am not as well again today.

Thursday  April 30, 1885

Has been pleasant  today.  I feel some better again today.  Kate called in this afternoon.  Vernie started for Scranton today.  My black dress cost 6 dollars and 55 cts.  There is very little snow to be seen in places.

Friday  May 1, 1885

Has been rainy all day.  Have had two callers today.  I am feeling about the same.  Fletcher is not as well as usual.  There plenty of mud to be seen at present.  I am very sleepy tonight.

Saturday  May 2, 1885

Very clear and windy today.  We are well as usual.  George Fletcher called here this afternoon.   I sent a letter to Adaline today and one to Jane Cole.  It is nine oclock.  I will go to bed.

Sunday  May 3, 1885

Cool and pleasant today.  Fletcher went to church.  I did not go, am not feeling quite as well today.  The roads are getting quite dry.  Fletcher thinks of going away tomorrow if I am well enough I shall go with him.

Monday  May 4, 1885

Has been snowy and squally all day.  We did not go away today.  I have been baking bread.  I do not feel as well as I have for a few days past.  Am tired tonight.

Tuesday  May 5, 1885

Has been cool today.  Rained part of the time.  The roads are getting quite dry.   I went down to Harriets a little while today.  Have felt some better than I did yesterday.  It is nine oclock.

Wednesday  May 6, 1885

Pleasant but windy today.  I rode up to see Grand Ma this afternoon.  Called to the store and was weighed 99 and 3 oz.  It being 2 lbs and three oz more than my weight was about three months ago.

Thursday  May 7, 1885

Rained all day in spells and a cold chilly wind.  I have got a sore eye.  Otherwise feel about as well as usual.  The roads are very muddy.  Fletcher is as well as usual.

Friday  May 8, 1885

Rainy this forenoon.  Has cleared off  and is pleasant this afternoon.  I do not feel as well again.  My eye is some better.  I finished making my coat today.  It is very still tonight.

Saturday  May 9, 1885

Pleasant today, till about four oclock, then it snowed hard and the ground is white tonight.  My eye is very bad yet.  I have felt quite lonely today and some lonesome besides.  It is clear and still tonight.

Sunday  May 10, 1885

Cold but pleasant today.  We did not go to church.  I am about sick abed today.  My eye is still bad.  Fletcher is not as well as usual.  I have wanted to see Adaline very much today.

Monday  May 11, 1885

Has been cold and snowed by spells all day.  I was quite sick last night.  Did not sleep hardly any.  Have felt poorly today.  My eye is getting better.  It is now bedtime.

Tuesday  May 12, 1885

Has been warm and pleasant.  We done the washing today.  Had callers this morning.  Got a letter from Adaline tonight.  I have been very busy today.  Am tired tonight.  Am well as usual. 

Wednesday  May 13, 1885

Quite pleasant.  A wedding at Ansels today.  John Fletcher and Ruth Lewis were married.  Fletcher and I stayed at Philanders tonight.  Found them well.  I am 43 years old today.  Am very tired tonight.

Thurday  May 14, 1885

Pleasant this forenoon.  It has rained by spells this afternoon.  Fletcher went to Mr Atwaters(?) today.  I stayed to Philanders.  We came home this afternoon.  I am all tired out.  The Bride and Groom gone on their wedding trip. 

Friday  May 15, 1885

Has been very pleasant today.  I have been ironing some, have been sick all day.  I have been trying to keep my courage up today.  Fletcher ploughed the garden this afternoon.  Mr Benidict called here today. 

Saturday  May 16, 1885

Has been beautiful warm day.  I am not as well again.  The Bride and Groom have not returned from their wedding trip.  Fletcher went to the office tonight.  Did not get any mail.

Sunday May 17, 1885

It has been a long pleasant summer day.  We did not go to church.  I am feeling some better again today.  Fletcher is not very well.  Mr Burdick has been at work on his farm today.

Monday  May 18, 1885

Warm and pleasant today.  I took a ride up to Lucys this morning.  Have been very busy the rest of the day.  The Bride and Groom returned this afternoon.  Fletcher is very busy farming.  I have not done any house cleaning yet.

Tuesday  May 19 1885

Has been a beautiful day.  I am feeling as well as usual.   We took up the carpet in the Pantry this afternoon.  I shall try to clean it tomorrow.  I took a ride up to Lucys tonight.  Grand Ma is about the same.

Wednesday  May 20, 1885

Cool and pleasant today.  I have been very busy cleaning the pantry today.  Feel about as well as usual but very tired.  Mrs Hubbard called here today.  Fletchers not as well as usual.  It looks like rain tonight

Thursday  May 21, 1885

A nice pleasant day.  I do not feel as well again tonight.  I have been very busy today.  Fletcher went to Thompson, got some feed.  I sent a letter to Adaline today.  I am very tired tonight.  My back aches very bad.  I will go to bed. 

Friday  May 22, 1885

Cloudy and cool today and raining tonight.  Fletcher is quite poorly.  I am about the same.  We sold Mrs Henry Lee an album today.  A little boy came here today that looked like Russie used to.

  Saturday  May 23, 1885

Cloudy and warm.  I have been very busy today.  I got a letter from Jane Cole today.  Fletcher has got a lame side and is quite poorly.  I do not feel as well again tonight.  It is a beautiful evening.

Sunday  May 24, 1885

Cloudy all day.  Preaching in the Church this evening.  Fletcher and I did not go.  We are not well enough.  Ern called here today.  Grand Ma is worse again.  If Russie had lived till yesterday, he would have been 13 years old.

Monday May 25, 1885

Cloudy and warm today.   Fletchers Mother died at 20 minutes past 6 this afternoon.  We were there when she died.  She passed away like going to sleep.  We can say of her, she is asleep in Jesus. 

Tuesday  May 26, 1885

Cool and pleasant today.  I was sick all night.  Am poorly today.  I rode up to Lucys today.  The funeral will be at 10 tomorrow.  Fletcher and I will go if I am well enough.  His side is getting better.

Wednesday  May 27, 1885

Has been pleasant today.  I feel a little better but am far from well or even comfortable.  I have been baking today.  Fletcher went to Lucys tonight.  I did not go.  I will go to bed and try to rest so I can go to the funeral tomorrow.

Thursday  May 28, 1885

It has been a beautiful day.  We had been to Grand Mas funeral today.  The text was Matthew 5 chapter and 8th verse, the singing was beautiful.  There were a great many people there.

Friday  May 29, 1885

Pleasant this forenoon and rainy this afternoon.  Will Brown worked for Fletcher today and Kate has been helping me clean house.  We put a hen to set last night.  I am very tired tonight.

Saturday  May 30, 1885

Has rained about all day.  Will Brown helped Fletcher this forenoon.  Kate has been helping me clean house today.  I am very tired tonight, do not feel as well again.  We got a letter from Dr Kilmer today.  It is now bed time.

Sunday  May 31, 1885

It rained about all night, has rained by spells all day.  There were a few went by to church today, we did not go.  I felt some lonesome and bad today.  Hope I shall feel better tomorrow.

Monday  June 1, 1885

The wind has blown all day.  Fletcher has worked in the fallow today.  Will Brown is helping him.  I have done a good deal of work today, am very tired tonight.  Mr Hatch called here today.

Tuesday  June 2, 1885

Chilly and the wind has been blowing hard all day.  Have had a number of callers today.  I am very tired tonight and almost sick abed.  There has a number gone over to East Ararat(?) to hear the great singers tonight.

Wednesday  June 3, 1885

Clear and pleasant today.  I have been busy all day but have enjoyed myself.  Fletcher and Will have been at work in the fallow.  I am tired and sleepy tonight.  Have to got to write a letter.

Thursday  June 4, 1885

Pleasant this forenoon and rained this afternoon.  Brown finished work here today.  Sent a letter to Dr Kilmer and one to Rosa today.  I got a letter from Adaline today, one from Rosa yesterday.  I have got a very lame back.

Friday  June 5, 1885

It has rained about all day and is raining yet.  I have felt better today.  I slept good last night.  We done the washing today.  I have got through cleaning house.  Fletcher is feeling pretty good.  No callers today.

Saturday  June 6, 1885

I has been a beautiful day.  I have been almost sick abed today.  I took a ride up to John Rhones.  I am afraid I have got a cancer coming in my nose.  Fletcher thinks I have.

Sunday  June 7, 1885

Has been pleasant today.  Had a thunder shower this evening.  Fletcher and I went to Lucys today.  Stayed til after dinner.  Preaching this evening, we did not go.  I have felt a little better today.

Monday  June 8, 1885

Warm this afternoon, has rained some this afternoon and is cold tonight, has every appearance of a frost tonight.  Fletcher has been working in the garden today.  I have been very busy today.  My back aches very bad tonight

Tuesday  June 9, 1885

Cold and windy, 40 degrees above zero this morning and 47 tonight.  I have been busy today baking and ironing.  I feel sick and tired tonight.  Will go to bed and try to rest.

Wednesday  June 10, 1885

Some frost tonight.  Has been a very pleasant day.  Went over to Mrs Stevens today.  Stayed to dinner.  Got a box of medicine from Dr. Kilmer today.  It is bed time.

Thursday  June 11, 1885

Warm and pleasant today.  Fletcher has been at work on the fallow today.  I sent a letter to Adaline today.  I am not as well again.  My back is very bad.  I have been some lonesome today.

Friday  June 12, 1885

Warm and pleasant today.  Fletcher has been working in the fallow today.  He is tired out tonight.  I am about sick abed but have done some work today.  Will get ready for bed.

Saturday  June 13, 1885

Warm and pleasant today.  I have felt very bad for a few days.  My back is very bad.  They expect quarterly meeting  tomorrow at the corners.  I sent a letter to Jane Cole today.  Fletcher has got a lame shoulder.

Sunday  June 14, 1885

Has been a pleasant day.  We went to Church.  Had a good lone feast, and a good sermon.  I got so tired.  We did not stay to communion.  I am tired out tonight and I am almost sick abed.  Jack called here this morning 

Monday  June 15, 1885

Had been a pleasant day.  Rained some this evening.  I feel some better today than I did yesterday.  Was quite sick last night.  Done some sewing today.  Fletcher is feeling better than he did.

Tuesday  June 16, 1885

Pleasant till four oclock.  It rained some then and is windy and cool.  I rode down to Deals this morning, stayed till after dinner.  Fletcher has been at work on his fallow today.

Wednesday  June 17, 1885

Clear and pleasant today.  I have been baking and sewing a little today.  My nose has pained me a good deal today.  I do not think it is getting any better.  I feel almost down sick tonight.

Thursday  June 18, 1885

Has been a beautiful day.  Fletcher finished his fallow today.   We have got 14 little chickens.  I am almost sick abed.  My nose is getting worse every day.  I feel clear discouraged.  I will get ready for bed.

Friday  June 19, 1885

Has been a pleasant day.  I took a ride today.  Fletcher got eight pictures to enlarge.  We put a hen setting last Tuesday.  I feel about the same.  My nose is no better.  Fletcher is well as usual.

Saturday  June 20, 1885

Today has been very pleasant.  Fletcher went over to Rosas today.   I stayed home.  I have been very busy.  I sent a letter to Adaline today.  Harriet called in this afternoon.  I am sick tonight and very tired.  It is nine oclock.

Sunday  June 21, 1885

Pleasant today.  Jack and Lucy and Rhuine were here to dinner.  Preaching this evening.  We did not go.  I am not feeling as well again.

Monday  June 22, 1885

Rained some this morning, then cleared off and has been pleasant and windy.  We done the washing this forenoon.  Fletcher went to Thompson this afternoon.  I feel very bad tonight.  Can hardly sit up to write in my diary.

Tuesday  June 23, 1885

Has been pleasant but windy today.  Fletcher hoed the gardens today.  I am almost sick abed.  We expect to start for Binghamton in the morning.  I do not want to go.  Fletcher says I must stay there a while but do not mean to do it, I had rather be at home.

Wednesday  June 24, 1885

Pleasant today.  We came to Adalines today.  Found her well as usual.  We shall go to see to see the Dr tomorrow.  Fletcher wants me to stay in Binghamton for a while.  I do not want to stay.

Thursday  June 25, 1885

Warm and pleasant today.  We went to see the Dr.  He wants me to stay out here a week or so.  Fletcher thinks I had better stay.  I suppose I shall stay.  I suppose I shall have to but I had rather go back home.

Friday  June 26, 1885

Has been a very pleasant day.  Fletcher went back home this morning.  I am very lonesome but will try to be contented.  Fletcher bought me a pair of vases this morning.  He is home by this time.

Saturday, June 27, 1885

Has been a very warm day.  I have not felt as well today.  Have lain down most of the afternoon.  Went to the Drs this morning.  Had some nice music tonight.

Sunday, June 28, 1885

Has been pleasant most of the day.  A light thunder this afternoon.  This has been my first Sunday in Binghampton.  Have seen a great many people in the streets.

Monday, June 29, 1885

Chilly and cold today.  I feel worse today.  I am some homesick tonight.  I took a little walk to Heans this afternoon.  I sent a letter to Fletcher today.  I shall go to the doctors one day this week.

Tuesday, June 30, 1885

Cold and chilly today.  Not may callers in today.  I went to bed before dark.  They are making great preparations for the 4th of July.  I expected a letter from Fletcher.

Wednesday, July 1, 1885

Has been a cold day.  I felt quite bad last night.  I got a letter from Fletcher this morning.  We had some singing and playing here.  They expect to have Menker tomorrow.

Thursday, July 2, 1885

Has been a pleasant day.  I went to the Drs today but did not see him.  Menkins to go home today about 11 oclock.  I should like to be home tonight.  We had some music and singing this afternoon 

Friday  July 3, 1885

Has been cool and pleasant today.  I got a letter from Fletcher and one from Lucy today.  I answered them both.  Mailed two papers to Fletcher today.  I should like to be at home tonight.

Saturday  July 4, 1885

I spent my 4th of July in Binghamton.  Pleasant most of the day.  A little shower this afternoon.  I saw a great many things but would rather haveen been home today.  Am homesick tonight.

Sunday  July 5, 1885

Pleasant most of the day.  Is raining this evening.  A light thunder shower this afternoon.  I was sick all night.  My lungs feel very bad today.  I had a ride on the street car to Ross Park yesterday.  Saw a great many people.

Monday  July 6, 1885

Pleasant today but very warm.  I got a letter from Fletcher today and sent one to him.  I feel some better today and I did yesterday.  Shall go to see the Dr tomorrow.

Tuesday  July 7, 1885

Has rained most of the day.  I did not go to the Drs today on account of the rain.  Shall try to go tomorrow.  I have been homesick today.  It is ten oclock and I will get ready for bed.

Wednesday  July 8, 1885

Has been very warm today.  I got a letter from Fletcher today and he came himself.  I went to the Drs today.  Fletcher expects to go home in the morning and leave me here two weeks longer.

Thursday, July 9, 1885

Has been very warm today.  Fletcher went back home this morning.  I have been very lonesome today.  Wish I had went back with him.  The Dr says I must stay 2 weeks longer.

Friday, July 10, 1885

Cool and pleasant today.  I went up to Retties this morning and stayed til night.  Was very lonesome last night.  I am tired and sleepy tonight and will go to bed and try to sleep.

Saturday, July 11, 1885

Cool and pleasant today.  I did not go to the show.  Stayed home alone.  Emina stayed with me this evening.  I do not feel as well today. Am almost sick abed today.

Sunday, July 12, 1885

Very pleasant today.  I am not as well as I have been.  There have been 5 funerals at the cemetery today.  I went in to see a little girl before they buried her.

Monday, July 13, 1885

Cool today.  Rained some this afternoon.  I went to the Salvation Army meeting tonight.  There were a good thousand people there.  I did not like the meeting as well as I thought I should.

Tuesday, July 14, 1885

Rained last night and this morning then cleared off.  I went to the doctors today.  He thinks I am gaining all of the time.  He thinks I can go home in one more week.  We had a thunder shower in the afternoon.

Wednesday  July 15, 1885

Has been a pleasant day.  I sent a letter to Fletcher today.  Received one from him and one from Lucy.  I am homesick tonight.  Have not felt as well today.  Shall got home next week 

Thursday  July 16, 1885

Warm and pleasant today.  I stayed with Retta last night.  Lay awake all night.  Got a letter from Fletcher today.  I expect to go home next week.  Am not as well today.

Friday  July 17, 1885

Has been extremely warm.  Sent a letter to Fletcher today.  I have been sick abed today with nervous fever.  Adaline went to Dr Kilmer for medicine for me.  Retta stayed with us last night.

Saturday  July 18, 1885

Warm today but not as warm as it was yesterday.  Retta stayed with us last night.  I am feeling better today.  Fletcher came unexpectedly today.  Will stay till Wednesday.  I shall go back with him 

Sunday  July 19, 1885

Has been a very hot day.  I am feeling some better.  Took a walk with Fletcher up in the Cemetery.  Came back to Hannaks and stayed to dinner.  I expect to go and see the Doctor tomorrow.

Monday  July 20, 1885

Has been very warm today.  I do not feel as well today as common.  Fletcher is about sick abed.  I took a little walk over to Hannaks tonight.  I expect to go and see the Doctor in the morning.  It is very warm tonight.

Tuesday  July 21, 1885

Has been  very warm today with a little rain.  I went to see the Dr today.  We shall go home tomorrow.  I am feeling better tonight.  Had went to see the green house this evening

Wednesday  July 22, 1885

Has been a very warm day.  We started home from Binghamton half past 10 and got home a little past four oclock.  Am very tired tonight.  Will get ready for bed.

Thursday  July 23, 1885

Has been another warm day.  I have been very busy about the house.  I feel very weary tonight but glad that I am at home.  Took a ride tonight up to Lucys.  Found them well as usual.

Friday  July 24, 1885

Has been warm and pleasant today.  I feel very tired tonight.  Have worked quite a good deal today.  Two peddlers called here today.  Seems very still and quiet here.

Saturday  July 25, 1885

Has been a very warm day.  We has a nice little shower this afternoon.  I am feeling quite comfortable for me tonight though very tired.  Fletcher is feeling better again.  I will go to bed.

Sunday July 26, 1885

It has been very cool and pleasant tonight.  We did not go to Church.  It has seemed quite still.  Very different from last Sunday in the city of Binghamton.  I am feeling quite comfortable for me.  Fletcher is quite poorly.

Monday  July 27, 1885

Warm and pleasant today.  I am feeling quite smart tonight but very weary.  Fletcher has been cutting his grass alone today.  He is feeling quite poorly.  I am glad I am with him.

Tuesday  July 28, 1885

Has been very warm today.  I have been busy about the house most of the day.  I took a ride this evening to Lucys.  I feel quite comfortable but tired.  Fletchers getting better.  It is nine oclock.

Wednesday  July 29, 1885

Warm and pleasant today.  Fletcher has been working alone in his hay today.  I do not feel as well today as I did yesterday.  Ener Smith called here today.  I have been quite busy today and am very tired tonight.

Thursday  July 30, 1885

Has been a very warm day but a very pleasant one.  Have rested some today and feel more comfortable tonight.  Fletcher is still haying alone.  He is feeling better.  I took a ride up to Kates tonight.

Friday  July 31, 1885

Has been a very warm day.  I have been busy about the house most of the day.  Am very tired tonight.  Fletcher is haying alone.  Had one caller today.  I have not rode out today.

Saturday  August 1, 1885

Very warm today.  I am very tired tonight.  I took a ride tonight up to Mary Dennies and down to Deals.  We sold them some goose berries.  Kate called here today.  Jack drew some hay in for Fletcher today.

Sunday  August 2, 1885

Warm this morning, quite chilly tonight.  I sent a letter to Adaline yesterday.  We did not go to Church tonight.  I am not feeling as well again today.  Will get ready for bed.

Monday  August 3, 1885

Has rained all day.  I do not feel as well today as I have done since I got home.  I dreamed of Russie last night and woke up crying this morning.  Have been lonesome today.

 Tuesday  August 4, 1885

Pleasant part of the day with a thunder shower this afternoon.  J D Hines and John Lebis have been helping Fletcher today in his hay.  Deal Sanford has been helping me do the work in the house.

 Wednesday  August 5, 1885

Showery today.  Jack and John Lewis have been helping Fletcher in his hay today.  I have been doing the work alone.  Feel better today than I did yesterday.  It is eight oclock.

 Thursday  August 6, 1885

Cool and pleasant today.  Jack and John Lewis and Jim Smith have been busy helping Fletcher in his hay.  Ern has been working for me.  I made gell today.  I am tired tonight.

 Friday  August 7, 1885

Cloudy today, has rained some.  Fletcher did not finish haying today.  We picked and canned some berries this afternoon.  I have been lonesome today.  Do not feel as well tonight.  Will get ready to go to bed.

 Saturday  August 8, 1885

Clear and pleasant today.  Jack and John Lewis and Fletcher finished the haying today.  I am very tired tonight.  Do not feel as well as I have done.  Ern called here tonight. 

Sunday  August 9, 1885

Clear and pleasant today but cool and cloudy this evening.  Fletcher and I went to church today.  Did not stay to class meeting.  I have not played the organ any today. 

Monday  August 10, 1885

Cloudy and Rainy today.  We done the washing today.  I am very tired tonight.  Do not feel as well as I have done.  Have been some lonesome today.   Have been doing some mending.

 Tuesday  August 11, 1885

Has been pleasant today but is raining some this evening.  Fletcher went over to Sallies today.  I went as far a Lucys.  Amanda came there today.  I did not sleep good last night.  Do not feel well today.

 Wednesday  August 12, 1885

Warm and pleasant today.  Sent a letter to Carl Senltze(?) today and one to Dr Kilmer.  I had a ride over to Jessie Carpenters and was weighed.  I weighed 100 lbs and 10 ozs.  Had gained 1 lb and 7 ozs.

 Thursday  August 13, 1885

Pleasant most of the day, a hard thunder shower this afternoon.  Fletchers not very well, he was weighed yesterday.  Weighed 120 lbs, had lost eleven lbs in 6 months while I gained 3 lbs.

  Friday  August 14, 1885

Cool and windy today.  Amanda and Alla(?) came here today.  I am very tired tonight.  Fletcher is not as well as usual.  I am feeling quite comfortable. 

Saturday  August 15, 1885

Cool and pleasant today.  I rode up to Erns this morning and stayed all day.  Fletcher went over to Philanders today.  I feel very tired tonight.  Will get ready for bed.

 Sunday  August 16, 1885

Warm and pleasant today.  Fletcher is sick today.  The most of the people went to Camp meeting.  We did not go.  We got a letter from Dr Kilmer yesterday.  Heard today that  R Perinnie(?) is sick.

 Monday  August 17, 1885

Has been pleasant day.  Mrs Hubbard and Nellie been here tonight.  Jack called here twice today to see Fletcher.  He has been sick abed today.  I am very tired tonight. 

Tuesday  August 18, 1885

Cool and pleasant today.  Looks like a storm tonight.  Fletcher was quite bad last night, is better today.  I am quite smart but very tired.  We got a box of medicine from Kilmers last night.

 Wednesday  August 19, 1885

Pleasant part of the day, a thunder shower this afternoon.  Fletcher is getting better.  I have been ironing today.  Took a ride tonight to Lucys.  I am very tired tonight.  Do not feel as well as I have.

 Thursday  August 20, 1885

Has been Cool and pleasant today.  I finished the ironing this morning.  I am not feeling very well tonight.  Fletcher if gaining poorly.  Two peddlers here today.  Mrs Sheldon called. 

Friday  August 21, 1885

Pleasant this forenoon but rainy this afternoon with a thunder shower gust tonight.  I have been very busy today.  Am very tired tonight.  Fletcher is very poorly.  I am far from well. 

Saturday  August 22, 1885

Cloudy today.  Henry Stantons wife cut her throat the 20th, was buried today.  Fletcher and I went to Uniondale today to the Camp meeting.  Had a good meeting.  Shall stay with Nora tonight.

Sunday  August 23, 1885

We went from Noras to the Camp meeting today.  Claude and Oscar Kenny were in a fight last night.  They took them Mountrose Jail last night.  Cloudy today.  Rained this afternoon. 

Monday  August 24, 1885

Has been rainy this afternoon.  I have felt very bad today, though I have tried to work.  Fletcher got a postal from Earl Scultpe today.  I am lonesome tonight.  It is raining now.

 Tuesday  August 25, 1885

Has rained all day and all night last night.  I have been doing some baking today.  Am very tired tonight.  I am not feeling as well as common.  I should like to see or hear from Father.  I will go to bed. 

Wednesday  August 26, 1885

Today has been cold, cloudy and windy.  Marcus and Almira Wilcox came here today.  The soldier reunion was held at Susquehanna today.  I feel about the same tonight, not very well.

 Thursday  August 27, 1885

Quite cold and cloudy and windy today.  I do not feel very well today, have been trying to sew some.  Fletcher is well as usual.  I have been lonesome today.  My throat is some sore tonight.

 Friday  August 28, 1885

Cool and clear tonight.  I have been very tired tonight.  I have got a sore throat.  I burnt my wrist tonight.  Eliza F. called here this evening.  Fletcher is tired out tonight.   I will go to bed.  A frost last night.

 Saturday  August 29, 1885

Clear and pleasant today.  I did not sleep hardly any last night.  Have got a sore throat.  Am almost sick abed.  We killed two chickens today.  Fletcher is as well as usual.  Jim Smith has gone hop picking.

 Sunday  August 30, 1885

Cool and pleasant today.  Preaching this evening.  We did not go.  I have been some lonesome today.  I do not feel very well, though my throat is better.  I should like to go and see Father.

 Monday  August 31, 1885

Has been very pleasant today.  Fletcher has been making fence today.  I have been doing the house work.  I am not feeling very well.  Hope I shall feel better tomorrow.  I have done some sewing today.

 Tuesday, September 1, 1885

Chilly today.  Fletcher has been making road this forenoon.  Phill Brown helped him.  I rode up to Kates this afternoon.  If little Ross had lived till today, he would have been 6 years old.  Sent letter to Adaline today.

 Wednesday, September 2, 1885

Pleasant but chilly today.  Jack Hines has been helping Fletcher make road this afternoon.  I feel quite poorly today.  I bids fair to be a frost tonight.

 Thursday, September 3, 1885

Pleasant today, has rained some this evening.  Jack has been helping Fletcher make road this forenoon.  Philander was here to today to dinner.  Some frost here last night.  I feel very tired tonight.  Did not sleep much last night.

 Friday, September 4, 1885

Pleasant this afternoon.  Rained some this afternoon.  I have felt some better today.  Fletcher has been making road today.  I have done some sewing and some housework.

 Saturday, September 5, 1885

Chilly today.  Rained some this afternoon.  I do not feel as well again today.  Fletcher has been making road today.  I sent a letter to Jane Rhole.  There has some gone in York state from this place to trick traps.

 Sunday, September 6, 1885

Has been pleasant today.  We did not go to Church.  I am almost sick abed today.  Fletcher has got sore finger.  I have been lonesome today though there has been a good deal of travel by here.

 Monday, September 7, 1885

Has been a pleasant day.  I have flet better again today.  Have done some housework and a little sewing and took a ride up to Willis Grocery and left an album with him to sell.

 Tuesday, September 8, 1885

Pleasant this forenoon.  Rainy this afternoon and is raining tonight.  I have felt quite good today for me.  I have been busy all day.  Fletcher has been working on his road.

 Wednesday, September 9, 1885

Pleasant today.  I do not feel as well today as I did yesterday.  I received a letter from Adaline today.  Mrs. Dr. Nitter(?) was buried today.  Fletcher has got a very sore finger.  I will get ready for bed.

Thursday, September 10, 1885

Has been a foggy wet day.  I have been very busy today and am very tired tonight.  Fletchers sore finger is some better.  We killed a chicken for dinner.  My flowers look beautiful tonight.

Friday, September 11, 1885

Has been pleasant today.  We made currant wine and vinegar today.  Fletcher went to Thompson and got the pictures.  I have been very busy today.  I tried to sew but could not do it.

Saturday, September 12, 1885

Has been very pleasant today.  I am feeling some better again.  Took a ride up to Lucy tonight and took her pictures home.  I have been quite busy today.  Fletcher worked on his road this afternoon.

Sunday, September 13, 1885

Pleasant and nice today.  The wind is blowing some tonight.  We went to Church today.  I feel very tired tonight.  Fletchers finger is getting better.  I will get ready for bed.

Monday, September 14, 1885

Very warm and pleasant today.  Ansel Lewis has been helping Fletcher in this buckwheat today.  I am very tired tonight and almost sick abed.  I have been very busy today.  Nellie Hine is sick.

Tuesday, September 15, 1885

Has been a pleasant day.  Ansel has been helping Fletcher in his buckwheat today.  I am feeling very bad today.  Can hardly sit up.  Nellie is better today.  Fletcher is well as usual.  I will get ready for bed.

Wednesday, September 16, 1885

Squally today.  I am not feeling any better.  Ern Smith and Deal Sanford called here today.  Fletcher has been working in his buckwheat today.  I cut out some shirts for him today.

Thursday, September 17, 1885

Warm and pleasant today.  Fletcher has worked in his buckwheat today.  I have felt about the same today.  Sent a letter to Adaline and one to Mr. Ativalie(?) today.  My back feels very bad tonight.

Friday, September 18. 1885

Has been a very pleasant day.  Had a little shower this evening.  I have felt better again today.  Fletcher has been working in his buckwheat today.  I have been baking finger snacks and pies.  Have got to write a letter tonight.

Saturday, September 19, 1885

Pleasant today. I went down to Deal Sanfords this morning.  Stayed all day.  Made Fletcher a shirt.  Finished his buckwheat this forenoon.  Went to Thompson this afternoon.

Sunday, September 20, 1885

Warm and pleasant today.  We did not go to church.  Fletcher went up to Jacks today.  I stayed home.  I have felt very poorly today.  Sent a letter to ER Glenn yesterday.

Monday, September 21, 1885

Has been a beautiful day.  Fletcher has been working out his lattes(?) today on the road.  I have been very busy about the house today.  I feel almost sick abed tonight.  The people are all well in this place at present.

Tuesday, September 22, 1885

Has been a pleasant day.  Is raining tonight.  I have been very busy today.  Am very tired tonight.  Fletcher moved his cloaer(?) this forenoon.  Worked on his road this afternoon.

Wednesday, September 23, 1885

Had a thundershower last evening.  Has been cold and windy today.  Fletcher worked on his road this forenoon, cut up his corn this afternoon.  I am feeling quite poorly today.

 Thursday, September 24, 1885

Has been a pleasant day.  Fletcher has been working on his road today.  I am feeling some better again today.  Have commenced to fringe a tablecloth this afternoon.  Pleasant tonight.

 Friday, September 25, 1885

Has been warm and pleasant.  Maria Wilcox was here to dinner tonight.  Jack Hines and Brower were here to supper.  They helped Fletcher finish his road this afternoon.  I feel quite good tonight.

 Saturday, September 26, 1885

Has been a beautiful day.  I have been very busy today making preserves and jelly.  Am very tired tonight.  I took a little ride this afternoon over to the buckwheat field.  Sent a letter to Dr. Kilmer today. 

Sunday, September 27, 1885

Very warm and pleasant today.  I took a ride up to Charley Cases this morning.  We went to Church this evening.  I am feeling better than usual but am very tired tonight.  Will go to bed.

Monday, September 28, 1885

Warm and pleasant today.  Jim Smith and Brower have been helping Fletcher today.  I had been baking and doing housework all day.  Am tired out tonight.  E. Willie called here today.

Tuesday, September 29, 1885

Very warm and pleasant today.  Charley Case came with his steam engine and thrashed Fletchers buckwheat this forenoon.  I am very tired tonight.  Been very busy tonight.

Wednesday, September 30, 1885

Has been a pleasant day.  Lucy was here visiting today.  I have been very busy getting my sweet corn today.  My backaches very bad tonight.  Guess I will get ready to go to bed and try to sleep.

 Thursday, October 1, 1885

Has been pleasant today.  We done the washing this forenoon and went to Mrs. Paynes this afternoon.  Then wen to Rellies store.  I got two new aprons.

 Friday, October, 2,1885

Cloudy today.  I have been ironing the calico clothes besides doing other work and I am very tired.  Fletcher has been digging his potatoes.  Mr. Benedict called here today.  Is raining today. 

Saturday, October 3, 1885

Rained this forenoon.  Quite pleasant this afternoon.  Fletcher finished digging his potatoes today.  I have been very busy baking and mending and doing housework.  Feel well as usual but very tired

Sunday, October 4, 1885

Rained all last night and all the day unitl just night.  We did not go to Church.  I have not much lonesome today.  Am not feeling as well as I have been.  Have worked too hard.

Monday, October 5, 1885

Cold and chilly today.  Fletcher went to Mount Pleasant this forenoon.  I went to Ellen Tenards this afternoon.  We went to Almiras.  I feel quite tired out tonight.  Will go to bed.

 Tuesday, October 6, 1885

Cloudy and cold today.  Mr. Stevens called here this morning.  His wife came this afternoon and bought some wall paper.  I have been baking some and sweeping out the chambers.  I am about sick abed today. 

Wednesday, October 7, 1885

Froze a little last night.  Cloudy and cold today.  I have been ironing all day.  Fletcher has been fixing the kitchen.  Got two boxes of medicine from Dr. Kilmer today.

 Thursday, October, 8, 1885

Quite cold today.  Has snowed a little.  Sent a letter to Dr. Kilmer today.  Fletcher has been at work on the kitchen.  Bought me a new dress of a peddler, gave 3 dollars for it.

 Friday, October 9, 1885

Cloudy part of the day but quite warm.  I have been making pies and chili sauce today and doing the housework.  Am feeling better again but am very tired.  Fletcher has been working on the kitcher today.

 Saturday, October 10, 1885

Warm and pleasant today.  Got a letter from Dr. Kilmer tonight.  I have been lonesome today.  Do not feel as well again today.  I feel about discouraged again.

 Sunday, October 11, 1885

Has been warm and pleasant today.  We went to meeting this afternoon over to the carpenter school house.  Has a splendid sermon from Mr. Pope.  Called on Mrs. Peck on our way home.

 Monday, October 12, 1885

Some cloudy and windy today. I have been busy baking bread and sewing some today.  Fletcher has been working to fix up the hen house for winter.  I am not feeling as well as I have been. 

Tuesday, October 13, 1885

The wind has blown very hard and it has rained all day long.  Is raining some tonight.  We sent a letter to Dr. Kilmer and one to Hannah today.  I am feeling some better.

 Wednesday, October 14, 1885

Has been a pleasant day.  I have been sewing some today.  Fletcher has been fixing the hen house.  I am feeling quite good for me.  Am afraid it will not last long.

 Thursday, October 15, 1885

Rained this forenoon and fair this afternoon.  I do not feel as well today.  Have been fringing some on my tablecloth.  Fletcher has been working on the hen house.  I am very tired tonight.

 Friday, October 16, 1885

Has been warm and pleasant today.  I done the housework this forenoon.  Worked on my tablecloth this afternoon.  I feel better today than I did yesterday.  I should like to see Father.

 Saturday, October 17, 1885

Has been a very beautiful day.  We got a letter from Dr. Kilmer tonight.  I have been very busy today baking bread and pies.  Am very tired tonight.  Shall go to bed before long.

 Sunday, October 18, 1885

Warm and pleasant today.  We did not go to church today.  A good many from this place have gone to the carpenter school house tonight to meeting.  There has been lots of travel by here today.

 Monday, October 19, 1885

Warm and pleasant today.  Deal Sanford and I went to Dianthies today on a visit.  Had a good time.  Fletcher has been gathering his garden today.  It looks like rain tonight.

 Tuesday, October 20, 1885

Cloudy today.  Rainy part of the time.  Fletcher and I have been papering the kitchen today.  Did not get done.  I am almost sick abed tonight.  Have felt bad all day.  Shall go to bed soon.  Sent a letter to Real.  Hen work today.

 Wednesday, October 21, 1885

Has rained all day and is still raining tonight.  I have felt better today.  Fletcher and I have been papering again today.  We have not got through yet.  Expect to finish tomorrow.  It is raining tonight. 

Thursday, October 22, 1885

Quite comfortable weather today.  The preacher Mr. Houlk called here this forenoon.  Fletcher and I got done papering today.  I am very tired tonight but I feel about as well as usual.

 Friday, October 23, 1885

Has been pleasant today.  I have been very busy baking bread and pies.  John Stevens has been working for Fletcher today.  I am very tired tonight.  Ellen Tennant called today.

 Saturday, October 24, 1885

Warm and pleasant today.  Stevens stayed here last night.  Worked for Fletcher today.  Went home tonight.  I got a letter from Hannah today.  I have been busy doing housework today.  Feel very tired tonight.

 Sunday, October 25, 1885

Warm and pleasant today.  We went to Starrucca today to the funeral of four little children shot dead by their own father.  Two boys and two girls.  Their names were Howell.  Oh what a sad sight.

 Monday, October 26, 1885

Another pleasant day.  Fletcher started for Prompton this morning.  Left me to Lucys.  I have been here all day.  Have been sewing on her machine.  Ern has been here this afternoon.  I will go to bed with Nellie.

 Tuesday, October 27, 1885

Fletcher got here about twelve oclock at night.  We stayed to breakfast then came home.  Has been pleasant today.  I have been busy since I got home about the house.  Do not feel a bit well.  Shall go to bed soon.

 Wednesday, October 28, 1885

Pleasant today.  I have been busy all day.  Am feeling some better today.  Fletcher went over to Marfus R Rileaxes(?) today.  Not much sickness around the neighborhood at present.

 Thursday, October 29, 1885

Cloudsy and has rained some today.  I done housework this forenoon.  Fletcher and I came to Philanders this afternoon.  We shall stay here tonight.  It is raining this evening.  Found them well.

 Friday, October 30, 1885

Fletcher started for Prompton this morning.  I shall stay here till he gets back.  It is very cold today.  Has rained and showered both.  I am well as usual.  I got a letter from Jane P Cole yesterday.  They are well as common.

 Saturday, October 31, 1885

Has been cold and chilly today.  Fletcher got back here about four oclock this afternoon.  Mr. And Mrs. Van Gorder and Mrs. Neal came here this Eve.  We were all surprised and glad to see them.

 Sunday, November 1, 1885

Cloudy and cold this morning.  Philander and Mrs. Von Gorder and Mrs. Neal and Delia went to Pleasant Mount to Church.  Fletcher and I came home.  It is raining tonight.

 Monday, November 2, 1885

Snowed this forenoon.  Quite pleasant in the afternoon.  I have felt better today than usual.  Have been quite busy today.  Think we shall go out to see father this week if the weather will permit.

 Tuesday, November 3, 1885

Some cold today.  Has snowed part of the time.  Sent a letter to Hannah today and one to Real Pen work Co.  Fletcher went to Election today.  I do not feel as well as usual.

 Wednesday, November 4, 1885

Has been a pleasant day today.  I have been busy today doing the housework and helping Fletcher paper the hen house.  We sold my chicken today that I got on the Christmas tree last Christmas.

 Thursday, November 5, 1885

Has been a pleasant day.  Fletcher and I finished papering the hen house today.  An agent for Coles medicine from Binghampton called here today.  I sent a letter to Adaline today.

 Friday, November 6. 1885

Warm and pleasant today.  We went up today and sold an album and took my pay in trade.  Called to Lucys.  I am feeling some better.  The people here are as well as usual in this place.

 Saturday, November 7, 1885

Has rained a little by spells all day.  Fletcher went down to Mrs. Paynes this afternoon.  I am near as well again today.  Did not sleep much last night.  Shall go to bed soon.

 Sunday, November 8, 1885

Has rained all day long.  We did not go to church today.  We expect to start for Rosas tomorrow if the weather will permit.  I am feeling some better today.  I rested quite good last night.

 Monday, November 9, 1885

Has been quite cold today.  Rained all last night.   We done the washing today.  Marens Wilcox called here this afternoon.  We did not go to Rosas today.  I am very tired tonight.

 Tuesday, November 10, 1885

Cold and very windy today.  I have been ironing all day.  I am very tired tonight.  The wind is blowing quite hard tonight.  I am feeling some better again.  Have been sewing this eve.

 Wednesday, November 11, 1885

Warm and pleasant today.  We shall go to Rosas tomorrow if the weather is fair.  I finished the ironing today.  Baked cake and done lots of other work.  Am very tired tonight and feel about sick abed.  It looks like rain tonight. 

Thursday, November 12, 1885

Warm and pleasant today.  We came to Rosas today.  Had a long ride.  I am very tired tonight.  Have had a bad headache all day.  Will go to bed and try to sleep it off.

Friday, November 13, 1885

Pleasant this forenoon.  Rained this afternoon.  Fletcher went to Susqua today.  Came to Rosas this afternoon.  Expect to go to the River tomorrow.

Saturday, November 14, 1885

Has been pleasant today.  We came to Janes this afternoon.  Father had gone from there.  We found the folks well as usual.  I saw Bill Labarr and Lydia here.  I am very tired tonight.  Shall go home tomorrow.

Sunday, November 15, 1885

Quite cold today.  We came home tonight without seeing Father.  I am very tired tonight.  Have got a sore throat and the earache.  Shall go to bed soon.  It is quite cold tonight.

Monday, November 16, 1885

Cloudy today and quite cold.  I have been busy today baking bread and doing the housework.  Father came here this evening.  He walked part way.  He is tired out and gone to bed.  I am very tired.

Tuesday, November 17, 1885

Has been a beautiful sunshiny day.  Father is with us today.  I have been very busy today and am very tired tonight.  Fletcher has been cutting brush today.  Sent a letter to the Real Work Pen Co today.

Wednesday, November 18, 1885

Warm and pleasant.  Fred Sampsons wife was buried today.  I am quite smart for me.  Father has gone to bed.  Fletcher has been underbrushing today.  I have done the housework.

 Thursday, November 19, 1885

Has rained about all day and snowed some.  Father is here yet.  There is Protracted meetings here at the Corners.  We have not been to any yet. 

 Friday, November 20, 1885

Warm and pleasant today.  Father has gone to bed.  I am feeling as well as usual.  Quite a number have gone by to Church this evening.  I have been doing housework today.  Have washed some of the windows.

 Saturday, November 21, 1885

Has snowed a little today.  Fletcher went to Thompson this morning.  Father has gone back to bed.  Joe called here today.  My lungs pain me quite bad tonight.  Harriet called here today.  The Meetings continued. 

Sunday, November 22, 1885

Warm and pleasant today.  I was quite sick last night but am some better now.  Did not go to Church today.  Father has gone to bed.  He is quite feeble.  Fletcher is not very well.  It is a nice evening.

 Monday, November 23, 1885

Has snowed steadily all day.  Fletcher is feeling quite poorly tonight.  Father has gone to bed.  The meetings are still in progress.  We have not attended any yet.  I am very tired tonight.  It is snowing yet.  I will go to bed.

 Tuesday, November 24, 1885

Has snowed about 13 inches and is snowing yet though it is quite warm.  Father is here yet.  Has gone to bed.  I am not feeling as well as usual.  Am very tired tonight.

 Wednesday, November 25, 1885

Quite warm today.  Has snowed about 16 inches.  I am almost sick abed.  Did not sleep hardly any last night   Ruthie Ferries was here to supper tonight.  Father was gone to bed.

 Thursday, November 26, 1885

Warm and pleasant today.  We took a sleigh ride over to Marcus Wilcox today to a Thanksgiving dinner.  Had a good time.  Father is here yet.  Has gone to bed.  I am very tired tonight.  Have got to write a letter before I go to bed.

 Friday, November 27, 1885

Has been a beautiful day.  Fletcher went to Thompson after Rosa but she did not come.  Father has gone to bed.  He expects to go from here in the morning.  I have been busy baking today.  Am tired.

 Saturday, November 28, 1885

Pleasant today.  Fletcher took father out to Col Lolls(?) today.  I am lonesome without him.  I have worked all day.  Mrs. Hayes died this morning.  Do not know what was the matter with her.

 Sunday, November 29, 1885

Quite warm and pleasant today.  We did not go to Church today.  Do  not know whether the Protracted meetings are over with here or not.  Frank and Ruth Ferries went to Scranton yesterday to live.  I am about sick today.

 Monday, November 30, 1885

Cloudy today.  No wind here for two weeks.  My back pained me all last night.  Mrs. Hayes is to be buried tomorrow.  I expect to attend the funeral if I am well enough.  Fletcher is well as usual. 

Tuesday, December 1, 1885

Very cloudy today.  No wind here for more than two weeks.  We attended the funeral of Mrs. Hayes today.  There was a large congregation present.  The singing was beautiful.  I feel quite tired tonight.

 Wednesday, December 2, 1885

Cloudy today.  Fletcher went down to Mrs. Paynes today and I went up to Lucys and done some sewing on her machine.  I sent a letter to Adaline yesterday.  John Fletcher is quite sick.  I am not as well as I have been.

 Thursday, December 3, 1885

Very windy and snow squalls.  I have been very busy today.  Am about sick abed.  Do not rest good nights.  The wind is blowing this evening.  Fletcher is feeling better again.  I will go to bed.

 Friday, December 4, 1885

Snow by spells all day.  The wind blows quite hard tonight.  I have been fixing my mince meat today.  I am feeling quite poorly lately.  John Fletcher is some better.  Dr. Stimpson comes to see him.

 Saturday, December 5, 1885

Very windy today with snow squalls.  I am about sick abed.  I received my goods from the Real Pen Works Co today.  The wind is blowing very hard tonight.  I will get ready to go to bed.  John Fletcher is better.

 Sunday, December 6, 1885

Cloudy and cold today.  We did not go to Church today.  I have not been lonesome any today.  I have felt some better than I did yesterday.  There has quite a number gone by to Church this evening.

 Monday, December 7, 1885

Very cold and windy today.  I have been busy at housework today.  Although I am almost sick abed.  Alden Hubbard called here this morning.  It is very cold and clear tonight.

 Tuesday, December 8, 1885

Pleasant this forenoon.  Snowed this afternoon and is raining tonight.  The wind is blowing hard.  Fletcher has been drawing wood today.  I have felt some better today.  The Protracted meetings continue yet.

 Wednesday, December 9, 1885

Warm and thawed all day.  Has rained some yesterday morning.  2 degrees below zero.  Today 52 degrees above.  Fletcher has been quite sick today.  I am about sick abed myself.  Joe called here this afternoon.

 Thursday, December 10, 1885

Pleasant today. Fletcher is better.  Has been to Lucys twice today.  Charley Lee called here today. The Protracted Meeting is in progress yet.  We have not been to any yet.  I have been very busy today.

 Friday, December 11, 1885

Pleasant but cold this forenoon.  Cloudy and windy this afternoon.  We done the washing today.  Sent a letter to the Real Pen Work Co yesterday.  I did not sleep good last night.  Am very tired tonight.

 Saturday, December 12, 1885

Pleasant today.  We are as well as usual.  Harriet Lewis called here today.  I have been busy as usual today.  Fletcher got a letter from Rosa tonight.  The wind is blowing some tonight.

 Sunday, December 13, 1885

Snowed and rained today.  The wind has blown hard most of the day but it is still tonight.  We did not go to Church today.  Fletcher is not as well as usual.  I am about the same as usual. 

Monday, December 14, 1885

Cloudy today and not very cold.  I have been ironing today.  John Rhone called here this evening.  Fletcher is about sick with a bad cold.  I am about the same as usual excepting a very sore eye.

 Tuesday, December 15, 1885

Cloudy today but not very cold.  I have been ironing today.  I have got a very sore eye.  There was a book agent called here today.  Fletcher is quite sick with a cold.  The meetings still continue at the Corners. 

Wednesday, December 16, 1885

Still and cloudy today.  Fletcher was quite sick last night but is better today.  My eye is quite sore.  I am otherwise about as usual.  Joe called here this morning.  There has a good many gone to Church tonight.

 Thursday, December 17, 1885

Quite warm and pleasant today.  Fletcher is getting better.  Harriet called here today and Lucy and Jack called here this evening.

 Friday, December 18, 1885

Cloudy and warm today.  Snowed some last night and this morning.  Fletcher is not as well today.  I am feeling very poorly of late.  There is a meeting tonight.  Warm and pleasant tonight.

 Saturday, December 19, 1885

Cloudy and warm today.  Fletcher is getting better.  Sent a letter to Rosa today.  Harriet called here this afternoon.  I am feeling very bad tonight.  Am almost sick abed with my back and lungs 

Sunday, December 20, 1885

Very cloudy and blustering today.  The wind blew very hard all night.  I was very sick last night.  Am not much better today.  Did not go to Church today.  There was a number of people gone by to Meeting tonight.

 Monday, December 21, 1885

Forenoon pleasant, afternoon cloudy.  I made a call down to Harriets this evening.  Did not get any subscribers.  The meetings still continue at the corners.  Fletcher is not very well.  I am quite poorly.

 Tuesday, December 22, 1885

Cloudy today.  Rained some this afternoon.  I made a call up to Royal Hines this morning.  Lucy was here this afternoon stayed to supper.  We sold her a Bible.

 Wednesday, December 23, 1885

Warm and pleasant today but is raining tonight.  I went up to Deals today.  Saw Jane there and Bertha Hubbard.  The Meetings continue yet.   We have not been to any yet.

 Thursday, December 24, 1885

Has been chilly today.  I have been fixing my cloak today.  The preacher called here today.  The meetings continue yet. We have not attended any yet.  Are not well enough to go. 

Friday, December 25, 1885

Warm and pleasant today.  Has been a very still Christmas.  I have stayed at home and worked all day.  Ed Tenant called here this afternoon and bought some medicine.  We are as well as usual.  Meeting tonight.

 Saturday, December 26, 1885

Ten degrees above zero this morning and 8 above tonight.  Sent a letter to Dr. Kilmer today.  Fletcher is feeling better again.  I am as well as usual.  I have been baking pies today.  Warnus girls called here today. 

Sunday, December 27, 1885

6 degrees above zero this morning.  The wind has blown hard all day.  We are as well as usual but did not go to Church today.  The meetings still continue.  Have not attended any yet.

 Monday, December 28, 1885

Cloudy and quite windy today.  I am almost sick abed.  Henry Lee and Mr. Ladge eat dinner here today.  Meetings still continue.  Joined on Probation last night.  We have not been able to attend any yet.

 Tuesday, December 29, 1885

Cloudy and some windy today.  I am not as well of late as I have been.  Fletcher is well as usual.  I thought I would get a letter from Adaline today but was disappointed.  It is still tonight and quite warm.  It is nine oclock.

 Wednesday, December 30, 1885

Warm and pleasant today.  Mr. Hatch called here today and bought some wall paper.  Fletcher went over to Almiras today.  I was not well enough to go and stayed home alone.  Have felt some better today than I did yesterday.

 Thursday, December 31, 1885

Has rained all day till just night and then snowed some.  A peddler called here this morning and stayed till noon.  Did not trade any with him.  The wind is blowing quite hard tonight.  I was disappointed that I did not get any letter from Adaline today.  This is the last evening that I shall write in this diary as the year goes out tonight.  I hope if I get another and live to write in it that it will be done better than this one.

Rest of Diary Missing

 Memoranda.

 No of Eggs sold in 1885  131 Doz - ? 7 sold for 20=30

Oct 1st paid for tobacco 7 cts

Oct 31st paid for tobacco 7 cts

Nov 6 paid for tobacco 10 cts

Nov 19 paid for tobacco 7 cts

Nov 28 paid for tobacco 7 cts

Dec 10th paid for tobacco 7 cts

Tobacco bill for 1885

       1-96

Amount of Money Recd in 1885  353 43 cts

Paid in 1885  421  49 cts.

 

January

20  for eggs 5 9/12 doz   .85

February

12      3 doz and 2  .56

26  2 doz and 2   .42

March

4  2 doz eggs  .37

7  7 eggs      .10

21  5 doz and 5 eggs    1.06

26 1 and doz eggs  .30

April

26  16 doz   2.28

May

12      12 doz and 2  1.52

20      9 doz and 2  1.19

23      2 doz and   .35

28      10 eggs  .12

26   2 and doz eggs   .35

June

6  3 doz eggs   .42

15  4 doz eggs  .67

16      7 doz eggs  1.19

16  2 doz eggs   .35

July

15  7 doz eggs   .98

28  3 doz and 9  .52

August

18  For eggs 7 doz   1.12

September

11 for eggs 7 doz and 9   1.17

15 for eggs doz and 1 doz  .22

20 for eggs 4 doz and 5    .66

29 one doz eggs   .15

October

8  for eggs 3 doz     .55

November

8  9 doz and    2.24

December

30 3 doz  ???

???

 

Cash Account Summary

 

Month                    Received              Paid

January                  5.15                         4.10

February                4.65                         27.32

March                    35.75                       21.62

April                       9.65                         21.77

May                        4.39                         14.34

June                        23.03                       22.56

July                         .75                           24.97

August                  28.43                       30.95

September                17.55                       41.87

October                  125.52                     109.15

November                11.91                       20.97

December                81.67                       80.90

                                                                .98

 

Cash Account January

Date                                                        Received              Paid

4  For use of horse and wagon                1.00

5  For Album                                         2.00                         .15

5  Postage                                                                              .02

9  For Album                                         2.50                         .60

10 Postage                                                                             .2

14 For flaxseed                                                                      .15

14 For oil                                                                                .1

15 For frames                                                                        .5

17 For stamps                                       .05                           .36

18 Postage                                                                             .02

20 For picture                                        1.60                         2.18                        

Cash on hand $85.25 cts

 

Cash Account February

Date                                                        Received              Paid

4  To Dr Hayes                                                                     5.00

4  For fair on cars                                                                 2.30

5  To Dr Kilmer                                                                     4.55

5  For SL Cars                                                                       .40

6  For SF Cars                                                                       .15

6  Railroad fair                                                                       2.72

6  For crackers                                                                      .10

6  For oranges                                                                       .10

5  For medicine                                     1.55

8  For use of horses                    1.00

8  Of George Pu                                    .50

14 For Medicine                                                                   11.30

21  Paid on freight                                                                .40

21  For pads                                          .58

29  For medicine                                   1.00

 

 

Cash Account March

3         Received from W Woodmanse

For wood                       14.40               4.30

4     Received for Medicine                .5                             .16

11   For Horse                                       .25                           .06

14   Let Pa have                                                                    .35

17   For medicine                                                                  12.25

17   For postage                                                                    .12

18   For soap                                                                         .10

20   For hay                                           10.00

21   For record                                       1.75                         .91

24   For paper                                        .10

25   For medicine                                  .25

25   For postage                                                                    .02

26                                          2.23

27   For Medicine                                 8.50

28   For Newspaper                                                            1.12

31   For thread                                                                       .10

 

 

Cash Account April                      

2    For Medicine                                  .75

4    For Postage                                                                     .24

6    For place                                                                          3.00

6    For corset                                                                        2.50

6    For horse                                         .50

7    For medicine                                   1.25                         2.82

8    For wood                                         1.10

9    For oil                                                                               .10

9    For chimney                                                                    .10

10  For hay                                            3.50

13  For alchohol                                                                    3.00

13  For cough syrup                                                      2.70

13  For express                                                                      .30

14  For wallpaper                                  1.05

15  For Alchol                                       .50

17  For Butter                                                                        1.08

18  For postage                                                                     .02

18  For tea                                                                              .25

20  For soap                                                                          .25

23  Sundries                                                                          2.28

24  For wood                                         1.00                         1.50

25  For flour                                                                           .02

25  For postage                                    

27  For trimming                                                                    .46

29  For making dress                                                      1.25

 

 

Cash Account May

1   For wallpaper                                   1.02

2   For medicine                                    .25

2   For postage                                                                      .04

4   For tacks                                                                           .05

5   For thread                                                                         .05

6   For butter                                                                         .54

6   For medicine                                    .60

9   For wallpaper                                   1.35

9   For Wood                                         .25

12  For  wallpaper                 .60

12  For eggs                                          .02

15  For medicine                                   .30

18  For grass seed                                                                .25

20  Feed and sundries                                                 2.46

23  For tread                                                                          .10

28  For milk                                                                            .06

28  For hat                                                                             .20

29  For medicine                                                                   10.37

 

 

Cash Account June

4   For wallpaper                                   .77

4    paid Brower                                                                     4.00

4    For postage                                                                     .04

6    For flour                                                                           1.50

8    For spects                                                                       .50

9    Cucumbers                                                                      .05

10  For freight                                                                       .30

10  For butter                                                                        .65

13  For buckwheat                                                             1.50

15  For medicine                                   1.21

18  For soap                                                                          .10

18  For medicine                                   .30

20  For butter                                                                        .95

22  For hay                                            5.00

22  For feed                                                                           1.25

22  Hoeing                                                                             .50

24  For medicine                                   .25

24  For car fare                                                                      2.30

24  For street cars                                                                 .20

25  For medicine                                                                   5.50

25  For street cars                                                                 .40

25  For ?                                                                                 .91

25  For board                                                                         .10

26  For vases                                                                         .40

26  car fare                                                                             1.09

27  st car fare                                         .50                           .35

27  ? paper                                                                             .05

29  Crackers                                                                           .15

30  For ?                                                 15.00                       .10

 

Cash Account July

1 For Milk                                                                           .04

2 St Car fare                                                                       .30

2 -  For Braid                                                                         .15

2 For Pork                                                                           .10

3 For mits                                                                           .2?

3 For cakes                                                                         .25

7 For bread                                                                         .07

8 Car Fare                                                                           1.15

8 St car fare                                                                        .30

8 For beer                                                                           .10

8 Sausage                                                                           .50

8 Medicine                                                                         3.00

8 Treatment                                                                        2.00

9 Fletchers                                                                         1.15

9 St car fare                                                                        .20

9 Car acid                                                                           .15

11 For butter                                                                      .18

11 For belt                                                                          .19

11 For colloar                                     .50                           .05

14 For bread                                                                       .08

14 For cakes                                                                       .10

17 For postage                                                                  .10

18 Car fare                                                                          1.15

18 For elastic                                                                     .05

18 For salmon                                                                    .17

18 For cake                                                                         .10

20 For butter                                                                      .10

20 Provision                                                                       .24

21 St car fare                                                                      .40

21 For collars                                                                     .10

21 For salmon                                                                    .17

21 For treatment                                                                7.00

21 For flowers                                                                    .30

21 For medicine                 .25

22 St car fare                                                                      .10

22 Rail fare                                                                         2.30

22 For pie                                                                           .20

24 For sacks                                                                       .15

24 Rhiting                                                                           .15

9 July                                                                                  .40

9 For lemons                                                                      .19

17 for bottles                                                                     1.08

Cash Account August

1   Goose berries                                   1.20

7  Paid Smith for haying                                                    1.25

8  Paid Lewis for haying                                                    4.00

11 For medicine                                    .50

12 Feed                                                  1.00                         .81

12 Flour                                                                                  9.00

12 For pictures                                                                      12.30

12 Postage                                                                             .14

14  For book                                          8.00

15 Received from J. Fletchers Estate

                                                                23.33

17 For medicine                                    .35

18                                          .03

22 Freight on medicine                                                                .40

 Cash Account September

1  For medicine                                                                     1.25

1  Postage                                                                              .02

4  Postage                                                                              .02

11 Freight                                                                              .80

11 For shirts and overalls                                                  1.63

11 Nails and sheetstone                                                            .50

12 For pictures                                      11.00

12 For medicine                                    1.20

15 For fish ?                                                                          .38

15 Door hinges                                                                     .25

16 For postage                                                                      .04

19 For peace in the family                                                               6.00

19 For alchahol                                                                     6.00

19 For postage                                                                      .32

19 For feed                                                                            1.20

25 For medicine                                    1.45

26 For pictures                                      3.00

26 For medicine                                                                    21.50

26 For postage                                                                      .12

26 Store bill                                                                           .25

28 Store bill                                                                           .09

29 paid Smith                                                                        1.50

30 For alchohol                                     .75

31 For medicine                                    .15

 

 

Cash Account October

1  For picture                                         .50

5  For pictures                                       12.50

5  For medicine                                     6.02

7  Freight on medicine                                                                .25

8  For dress                                                                           3.00

8  For fish                                                                              .12

15 For postage                                                                      .02

19 For medicine                                    .25

20 Paid Willie for pork                                                        .28

20 For records                                                                       .40

23 For medicine                                    1.00

23 For butter                                                                         .93

28 For medicine                                    1.00

28 For groceries                                                                    .35

28 Borrowed money                    1.00

31 To Richard son                                                         100

31 For deed                                                                           2.00

31 For bottles                                                                        1.75

31 Late fees                                                                           .07

31 For medicine                                    4.25

 

Cash Account November

2  For paper                                                                           1.09

2  For sage                                             .20

3  For taxes                                                                            12.32

3  Postage                                                                              .06

4  For chicken                                       .19

4 For chicken                                                                        .50

5  Coles medicine                                                                 1.50

6                                             .32

6  For soap                                                                            .25

9  For medicine                                     2.00

10  For medicine                                   1.00

10  For alchohol                                    .50

10  For broom                                                                        .25

10  For nails                                                                           .15

14  For medicine                                   .25

16  For sage                                           .10

16  For butter                                                                        1.11

16  For polish                                                                        .10

20  For sage                                           .10

21  For oil                                                                               .70

21  For feed                                                                           1.15

21  For flour                                                                           1.45

26  For medicine                                   7.25

27  For postage                                                                     .10

27  For groceries                                                                   .23

 

Cash Account December

5 Paid for barrell                                                                .05

5 for medicine                                    .15

7 for sage                                           .40

12 from Rosa                                      5.00

14 For picture and medicine                5.00

22 For bible                                        5.00

22 For book                                        .10

25 For hay                                          30.00

25 for medicine                                  5.00

26 for medicine                                                                  31.00

26 for postage                                                                   .12

28 for hay                                           2.10

29 for hay                                           20.50

30 for medicine                                  2.50

30- paid M Wilcox

             borrowed money                                                    50.50

30 Received of J Hines                      5.03

30 wall paper                                      .15


 Excelsior Diary for 1886
Presented by J.E. Fletcher Jan 1st 1886 to Martha his wife.

Friday  January 1, 1886

Has been a very pleasant day.  Sent a letter to Jane P. Cole today.  Fletcher went to Thompson today.  Found Rosa and her children there.  They came home with him.

Saturday  January 2, 1886

Has been a very beautiful day.  Rosa and her children stayed here last night, have been here all day.  Have gone to Ruths to stay tonight.  I was sick last night, did not sleep any.  Have not sat up all of the day.  Fletcher has done the most of the work.  My lungs are the trouble now.

Sunday  January 3, 1886

Windy and foggy today.  Has rained some.  I feel some better than I did yesterday.  Rosa and her children came here this evening.  They have gone to bed.  She expects to go home tomorrow.  We did not go to church today.  I must get ready for bed.

Monday  January 4, 1886

It has rained all day and the wind is blowing quite hard.  Rosa went home this morning.  Fletcher took her to Thompson Depot.  I was quite sick last night but feel some better today.  Sent a letter to Jane Cole last Friday.  It is raining hard tonight and the wind blows. 

Tuesday  January 5, 1886

Pleasant this forenoon, but has been snowing this afternoon.  I have felt some better today.  Have been baking pies.  Harriet called here today.  It is 9 oclock.  I have got the teethache some and will get ready for bed.

 Wednesday  January 6, 1886

Has stormed and blowed all day, has grown cold fast since morning,  two degrees above zero this evening.  I have been busy all day.  Have felt better than I did yesterday.  Fletcher is well as usual.  The wind is blowing quite hard tonight.  I glad I am not out of doors tonight.

Thursday  January 7, 1886

Has been a  very cold day.  The wind is blowing some tonight.  Two degrees below zero this morning.  I went down to Harriets a little while today.  Ern Smith is quite sick.  J.D. Hines and wife got home from Scranton last night.  It is two degrees below zero tonight.  I am feeling better again.

Friday  January 8, 1886

Pleasant today.  I am well as usual.  Ern Smith is a little better today.  Jack Hines called here this afternoon.  Harriet called in here today.  There is but very little snow on the ground at present.  Fletcher is quite well.  It is seven oclock in the eve.

Saturday  January 9, 1886

Has snowed about all day.  The snow fell about a foot last night.  I have a bad cold.  Am about sick.  Have not heard from Ern Smith today.  Not much travel by here today.  Fletcher did not go to the office today.  Do not know whether I had a letter or not.  Should like to hear from Father.

Sunday  January 10, 1886

Has been a cold blustering day, the thermometer down to zero.  The snow has drifted all day.  There has been no travel by here today.  I have not seen a living soul today but Fletcher.  We are well as usual.  Have not heard from Ern Smith today.  Dont think there has been preaching today.

Monday  January 11, 1886

Cold and blustering today.  I have been busy baking bread and doing housework.  Heard today that Ern Smith is some better.  I have not felt as well today as I did yesterday.  There has been some travel on the road today.  The snow is drifted.

Tuesday  January 12, 1886

Clear and cold today.  10 degrees below zero this morning, and three tonight.  Quite a good deal of travel on the road today.  I have not heard from the sick today.  It is cold tonight but very still.  Sent a letter to Rosa today.  It is 9 oclock.

Wednesday  January 13, 1886

Has been a pleasant day.  Eleven degrees below zero this morning.  I took a ride up to Lucys this afternoon.  Ern is some better.  It is seven years ago today that Russie was taken sick with diptheria.  I remember everything that happened at that time.

Thursday  January 14, 1886

Clear and pleasant today, 7 degrees below zero this morning, one above tonight.  George Fletcher called here this evening.  Heard that Ern was a little better today.  I am not as well as usual, neither is Fletcher.  It is eight oclock in the evening.

Friday  January 15, 1886

Has been warm and pleasant today.  We came to Rosas this afternoon, found them well.  I feel very tired tonight.  They have lots of men here, plenty of work to do.  We shall go back home tomorrow.  I will go to bed and try to get rested.  It is a beautiful evening.

Saturday  January 16, 1886

Cloudy but not stormy today, the wind has blown quite cold this afternoon.  We got back home about five oclock.  Found things all right.  I had a pleasant ride.  Just seven years ago tonight Dr Stimpson came to our house to see Russie.

Sunday  January 17, 1886

The sun has shone about all day although the wind has blowed and the snow flew about all the time.  I am almost sick abed.  Took cold coming home from Rosas.  Saw quite a number of people go to church today.  We did not go.  Fletcher is not as well as usual.

Monday  January 18, 1886

The sun has shone about all day, the wind has blown some today.  I have been sick abed today.  Fletcher does the work and takes care of me.  I was very sick last night.  Have got a sore throat and a good of fever.  Ern Smith is better so she is around the house again.

Tuesday  January 19, 1886

Has snowed hard all day, does not snow tonight but the wind is blowing.  I am better today but my throat is quite sore yet.  Sent a letter to Carl  Scultze(?) today and one to Real Pen work Co.  Fletcher has done the work today.  Hope I can work some tomorrow.

Wednesday  January 20, 1886

Has been a very pleasant day.  I am feeling better today.  Have done some work about the house.  Fletcher went to Jacks today and bought some apples.  Jack came home with him and bought a bottle of medicine.  Harriet called here this evening.  I am very tired tonight.

Thursday  January 21, 1886

Cloudy today.  I felt very bad this morning, thought I could not sit up.  But I have baked pies and done some other work.  Fletcher has helped me some.  My throat is sore and I am tired and sick tonight.  Did not sleep much last night.

Friday  January 22, 1886

Warm and pleasant today.  I am feeling very poorly.  Heard that Ern Smith is worse again.  Dr Corsney is doctoring her.  It is just seven years ago this afternoon at four oclock since Russie died.  I have thought of him all day.  How bad I feel.

Saturday  January 23, 1886

Clear and cold today, 2 degrees above zero this morning and 4 below tonight.  I have felt some better today.  Have not heard from Ern today.  I did not get any letters today.  Dont know as I ever shall hear from any of my folks again.  It is 9 oclock.  Will go to bed.

Sunday  January 24, 1886

Has been clear part of the day.  I have felt very bad today and have got the teeth ache dreadful bad tonight.  We did not go to church today.  It is just seven years ago since Russie was buried.  I do not expect to sleep much tonight.

Monday  January 25, 1886

Today has been chilly and foggy.  My teeth stopped aching in the night and I slept quite good.  Fletcher went to Mud Pond today.  We expect to try to do the washing tomorrow if we can.  The wind is blowing quite hard tonight.

Tuesday  January 26, 1886

Cloudy and foggy today.  Fletcher and I have got the washing done.  There has been a great deal of travel on the road by here today.  The sleighing is good now.  Have not heard from Ern in some time.  I am very tired tonight.  It is a very still evening.

Wednesday January 27, 1886

Cloudy today.  Has rained part of the day.  Heard today that Ern Smith is worse.  Fletcher has been up to Lucys today.  I have been writing letters all of this evening.  Jack called here today.  I am about sick abed tonight.  Will go to bed.

Thursday  January 28, 1886

Has been cloudy and foggy today.  Nellie Hines has been here today visiting.  Sent a letter today to Mr Wright and one to Rosa.  We are as well as usual.  Have not heard from Ern today.  It is 9 oclock and I am very tired.

Friday  January 29, 1886

Damp and foggy today.  Fletcher went up to Jacks today.  I have been ironing and am very tired tonight.  I hope I shall get a letter tomorrow.  Have not heard from Adaline in a long time.  It is a warm still night.

Saturday  January 30, 1886

Has snowed a fine light snow about all day.  The wind blows some tonight.  I got a letter from Rellie tonight that told me she is married and that Adaline is sick abed.  My back aches very bad tonight.  Will go to bed.

Sunday  January 31, 1886

Not very cold, has snowed a little all day.  Ansel and Harriet stayed down to Starrucca last night.  Came back tonight.  We did not go to church today.  Had two callers today  Mr Maning and a Barriger Boy.  We are well as usual tonight.  It is very still this evening.

Monday  February 1, 1886

Has been pleasant today.  The sun has shone about all day.  Fletcher has been sawing wood and I have been doing house work.  Jack called here today.  Said that Ern Smith is some better.  We are about the same as usual.  It is 8 oclock.

Tuesday  February 2, 1886

Pleasant this forenoon, cloudy and squally this afternoon.  I have been ironing today.  Sent a letter to F M Lupton and one to Rellie Lenor today.  Fletcher has been sawing wood today.  We are as well as usual tonight.

Wednesday  February 3, 1886

Cloudy and cold today, 4 degrees below zero this morning.  I finished my ironing today.  I have not felt as well as common today.  Fletcher has not been as well today.  It is 9 oclock and I will get ready for bed.

Thursday  February 4, 1886

Has been very cold today, 8 degrees below zero this morning and 14 below tonight.  Fletcher got a letter from Rosa tonight.  I am feeling very poorly lately.  I dreamed of Russie last night for the first time in a long time.

Friday  February 5, 1886

It is extremely cold, was 15 degrees below zero last night, this morning 18 and tonight 5 below.  The wind has blown some today.  It is very still tonight.  Fletcher is not very well.  Have not heard from Ern in two or three days.

Saturday  February 6, 1886

One degree below zero this morning, cloudy and quite moderate today, is snowing tonight.  Fletcher went to Thompson today.  Fletchers books and papers came tonight.  We are well as usual.  I have been busy all day.  It is 8 oclock.

Sunday  February 7, 1886

Has been quite warm today, 20 degrees above zero tonight.  We did not go to church today.  We are well as usual.  Have not heard from Ern in some time.  Should like to hear from Father and Adaline.  Hope I shall get some letters this week.

Monday  February 8, 1886

Has been warm and pleasant today.  We went up to Jacks to day, stayed to dinner.  Then went to Nellies Grocery.  Then went to John Lewises.  Then came home.  Ansel was here, helped to get the organ downstairs.  We are about as well as usual.

Tuesday  February 9, 1886

Warm today.  I have been busy today and am tired tonight.  Fletcher has been up to Hattie Hubbards today.  Mrs Jackson Hubbard is sick.  Dr Stimpson was there today.  Ern Smith is getting better.  It is ten oclock.

Wednesday  February 10, 1886

Has been a pleasant day.  Lucy has been here visiting today.  I had a good visit with her.  Ern Smith is getting better.  Mrs Albert Peck died yesterday of consumption, funeral to be tomorrow at the Carpenter School House.

Thursday  February 11, 1886

Has rained and the wind has blown all day.  The wind is blowing quite hard tonight.  I have been working on my shawl today.  We are well as usual.  Fletcher did not go to the post office today.  It is 9 oclock.

Friday  February 12, 1886

Foggy and has rained some this afternoon.  I have been busy today baking and doing other work.  I have not felt as well as usual.  I am very tired tonight.  The sleighing is about spoiled, it is warm and thawing tonight.  It is 9 oclock.

Saturday  February 13, 1886

Rained some this morning, has been cloudy and misty the rest of the day.  Fletcher went to the Corners to a Canens meeting this evening and I stayed up to Harriets with her.  I have been about sick abed today.  I received two letters tonight, one from Adaline and one from Jane Cole.

Sunday  February 14, 1886

Warm and cloudy today.  I have felt very bad all day.  We did not go to church.  Adaline is very sick.  Father has gone to stay awhile with George out to Sherman.  I shall write to Adaline tomorrow.  The sleighing is about all gone.  I feel very bad tonight.

Monday  February 15, 1886

Has been a pleasant day.  Fletcher has been cutting wood and I have been doing the house work and writing letters.  I have thought of Adaline all day.  The snow has about all gone and it looks like spring, the wind is blowing some.

Tuesday  February 16, 1886

Has grown colder and the wind has blown all day.  Fletcher cut wood part of the day.  Then went to Election.  I sent a letter to Adaline today and one to Rosa.  I have been working on my shawl today.  It is still and pleasant tonight.

Wednesday  February 17, 1886

Has been pleasant today.   Fletcher has been chopping.  I have finished tieing a new fringe in my shawl.  Mr Spencer called here this afternoon.  It is clear and still and moonlight tonight.  I am not feeling as well as usual.

Thursday  February 18, 1886

Has been a pleasant day.  Jack called here this morning.  Martha Joe is sick abed.  Dr Stimpson is doctoring her.  The snow is about all gone and looks like spring.  I am feeling very poorly of late.  I have been coloring my shawl today.  Fletcher has been cutting wood.

Friday  February 19, 1886

Quite warm and pleasant most of the day.  Mr Barlow called here today taking orders for ironing boards.  Nellie called this afternoon.  Played some pieces on the organ.  Have not heard from Martha today.  I am almost sick abed.  Fletcher is well as usual.  Six years today since Baby died.

Saturday February 20, 1886

The thermometer is down to zero and the wind has blown a hurricane all day.  I received a letter from Rella today.  She said Adaline is no better.  They thought she was dying last Saturday.  How I wish I could go and see her.  I did not sleep hardly any last night.

Sunday  February 21, 1886

10 degrees above zero this morning, has been snowing all day.  We did not go to church today.  I have got a very sore eye.  It pains me very bad  tonight.  Heard today that Martha is getting better.  Have thought of Adaline all day.  I am afraid she is dead.  Oh I hope not.

Monday  February 22, 1886

The weather has been quite moderate today.  My eye is no better and I am about sick abed.  Fletcher has been drawing wood today.  I finished my shawl today.  Have thought of Adaline all the time today.  Hope to hear from her tomorrow.

Tuesday  February 23, 1886

Some snow squalls and some wind today.  Fletcher has been drawing wood.  I have been doing housework.  Got a letter from Hannah today.  Adaline was a little better.  I am glad of that.  My eye is very sore yet.  It is ten oclock.  I will go to bed.

Wednesday  February 24, 1886

Pleasant today.  Fletcher finished drawing his wood today.  I have been baking and am very tired tonight.  My eye is better but not well yet.  Hope I shall hear from Adaline tomorrow.  There is no sleighing here now.

Thursday  February 25, 1886

Snowed this forenoon and rained this afternoon.  I have almost sick abed today.  Hope I shall feel better tomorrow.  Did not get any letter today.  Fletcher is as well as usual.  I have not done much work today.  It is cloudy and foggy tonight.

Friday  February 26, 1886

Five degrees above zero this morning and down to zero tonight.  The wind comenced to blow last and has blown fearful all day and is blowing very hard tonight.  I have felt some better today than I did yesterday.  Don think we shall go to bed while this wind blows so very hard.

Saturday  February 27, 1886

Five degrees above zero this morning, the wind blew all last night,  a regular gale.  The hardest we ever knew it to at the Corners.  We sat up till after one oclock.  It has blown all day but not so hard and it is blowing some tonight.  We are well as usual.  It is 8 oclock.

Sunday  February 28, 1886

The wind is blowing quite hard tonight.  The thermometer down to zero.  We did not go to church today.  Did not see any one else go.  It is 9 oclock and Fletcher is asleep on the sofa.  I did not hear from Adaline yesterday.  Hope I shall hear next mail.

  Monday  March 1, 1886

12 degrees below zero this morning.  The wind has blown all day  and is blowing hard tonight.  We done the washing today.  Mr Hatch, Ansel Lewis, and Mr Shelden called here is forenoon and Fremont Hines this afternoon.  I do not feel as well again tonight.

 Tuesday  March 2, 1886

3 degrees below zero last night, at zero this morning.  Cloudy and air full of snow.  The wind is still blowing hard.  Have not seen the mail go past here today.  Do not think it has gone.  Was in hopes I should get a letter today.  We are well as usual.

 Wednesday  March 3, 1886

The wind has blown hard all day again but does not blow quite so hard tonight.  Mr Shelden called here today.  Fletcher has been trying to fix one of the keys on the organ.  Did not put it together right and I cannot play on it at all.  Do not know who can fix it.

Thursday  March 4, 1886

The wind has blown all day but has not been very cold.  I have been about sick abed all day.  Hope I shall feel better when the weathers gets pleasant.  Fletcher has been splitting wood today.  I received a letter from Rellie today, Adaline is a little better.

Friday  March 5, 1886

Not very cold but quite a windy day.  Jack Hines called here today.  A Docration at Smith Simpsons this evening for Mr Houck.  Warner Woodmansies little boy is quite sick.  Ern Smith is very poorly.  I can say the same myself.  It is 9 oclock.

Saturday  March 6, 1886

Clear and pleasant today.  Has thawed a little.  Fletcher has been splitting wood today.  I have been doing some housework and some mending.  Did not get any letter today.  It seems good to have the wind stop blowing once more.

Sunday  March 7, 1886

Has been a beautiful day, still and clear.  We did not go to church today.  I had a poor nights rest last night.  Am about sick abed today.  I have been lonesome today.  Should like to hear from the folks in Binghamton.  It is a very still evening.

Monday  March 8, 1886

Has been warm today and has snowed a little about all day.  Fletcher has been splitting wood today.  I have been doing house work and writing a letter.   Hope I shall get a letter tomorrow.  There was a peddler called here today.  I did not buy anything.

Tuesday  March 9, 1886

Quite pleasant today.  I have been ironing.  Fletcher has been to Thompson.  I sent a letter to Jane Cole today and received one from Adaline.  She is very sick yet.  Should like to go and see her if I could.  I am not so well of late as I have been.  I feel bad tonight.

Wednesday  March 10, 1886

Pleasant today.  The sun has shone all day.  Fletcher went to Mud Pond today.  I have been baking bread and doing house work.  Harriet called here this afternoon.  I have has the teethache some all day and am about sick abed.  It is pleasant tonight 

Thursday  March 11, 1886

Has been a very pleasant day.  Fletcher went over to Mud Pond this forenoon.  This afternoon he went up to Nellies and I took a ride up to Lucys.  Jack called here this morning.  I feel very poorly tonight.  Will get ready for bed.

Friday  March 12, 1886

Warm and has snowed all day, quite hard part of the time.  Fletcher has been splitting wood today.  The sleighing is about spoilt.  I have got a very sore eye.  I am feeling very poorly of late.  Dont know if I shall ever be any better.

Saturday  March 13, 1886

Cloudy and still today, not quite as warm as yesterday.  My eye is no better.  I had been doing housework today.  Richard called here this forenoon.  I sent a letter to Adaline today.  I did not get any letter today.  It is 9 oclock.  Will go to bed.

Sunday  March 14, 1886

Clear and pleasant today.  We did not go to church.  I have got a very sore eye and am sick besides.  Fletcher is well as usual.  It is a beautiful evening.  I will get ready for bed.  Hope I shall feel better tomorrow.

Monday  March 15, 1886

Warm and pleasant today.  Fletcher went to Thompson.  I have been very busy today doing housework and cutting carpet rags.  Am very tired tonight.  Do not feel that I am getting any better.  Hope I shall hear from Adaline tomorrow.

Tuesday  March 16, 1886

Cloudy and quite windy today.  I have been baking pies and cutting  carpet rags.  Harriet called here this afternoon.  Fletcher has been chopping fallow today.  Did not send to the post office today.  I feel some better today.  It is 9 oclock.

Wednesday  March 17, 1886

Pleasant and quite warm today.  I have baked bread and cut rags and Fletcher has chopped fallow.  Nellie Hines called here today.  It is beautiful this evening, light and still.  Hope I shall get a letter tomorrow.

Thursday  March 18, 1886

Has been a very pleasant day.  Fletcher has chopped in this fallow.  I did not get any letter today.   I feel quite disappointed, the snow has about all gone and it is quite muddy here now.  There has been a good deal of travel by here today.  I am lonesome tonight.

Friday  March 19, 1886

Cloudy and windy today, has rained some this afternoon.  I have felt bad and lonesome today.  Am about sick abed.  Hope I shall get a letter tomorrow.  Fletcher chopped in his fallow this forenoon.

Saturday  March 20, 1886

Has been foggy and damp today not very cold.  We are about the same as usual.  It thundered and lightened some last night.  I did not get any letter today.  Think I shall write one tomorrow.  It is ten oclock and I am very sleepy.  Will go to bed.

  Sunday  March 21, 1886

Did not go to church.  Has not been very cold today.  We are feeling about the same as usual.  Cloudy and foggy today.

 Monday  March 22, 1886

Has snowed some all day.  Fletcher has been cutting brush.  We sowed the tomatoes today.  I have got a very bad headache tonight.  Can hardly sit up.

 Tuesday  March 23, 1886

Has snowed some all day and the wind has blown quite.  We done the washing today.  Fletcher sent a letter to Rosa and I sent one today to Rettie.  Lorine Rood called here today.  Stayed to dinner.  I am very tired tonight.

Wednesday  March 24, 1886

The sun has shone all day, the wind has blown most of the time today.  Mr Shelden called here this morning.  I have felt very bad today.  Could hardly sit up.  Have got the teeth ache some tonight.  It is eight oclock.

Thursday  March 25, 1886

Clear and pleasant today, cloudy tonight.  I did not get any letter today.   Had two callers today.  J D Hines and Harriet Lewis.  I have had the teeth ache all day and am sick besides.  Fletcher has been cutting bruch today.

Friday  March 26, 1886

Clear and pleasant today, the wind has blown some.  I have not been as well today.  Fletcher has been cutting brush today.  I have been ironing.  Joe called here this evening to get some medicine.  It is very still tonight.

Saturday  March 27, 1886

Pleasant all day till just night then we had a snow squall.  I did not get any letter today.  Feel very much disappointed.  I have got the teeth ache very bad.  Fletcher has been cutting brush today.  I will got to bed.  Do not think I shall sleep much tonight.  I feel very bad.

Sunday  March 28, 1886

Has been a very beautiful day.  We did not go to church today.  I had the teeth ache all last night, slept very little.  They are aching some tonight.  I have been very lonesome today.  It is a clear pleasant evening.  Hope I shall feel better tomorrow.

Monday  March 29, 1886

Cloudy today, rained this afternoon.  George Fletcher and Oliver Andrews called here today.  My teeth have not ached so bad today.  Fletcher cut brush this forenoon.  Hope I shall get a letter tomorrow.

Tuesday  March 30, 1886

Foggy today, rained some this morning.  I have not felt as well today.  Had the teeth ache some.  Received a letter from Adaline today.  Sent a letter to Dannon Chemical works today.  Fletcher cut brush today.  I will get ready for bed.

Wednesday  March 31, 1886

Cloudy and Foggy this forenoon.  Has rained all of the afternoon.  The wind is blowing quite hard tonight.  I have got the teeth ache very bad and am sick besides.  Can hardly keep about the house.

Thursday  April 1, 1886

Has been very pleasant today.  I have been quite sick today.  Fletcher has been cutting brush.  Mr Hatch called here today.  I have had the teeth ache most of the day.  Got no letter today.  The snow has about all gone.  It is nice spring weather.  It is eleven oclock.

Friday  April 2, 1886

Clear and pleasant today.  Joe Fletcher and Kate Brown and her children called here this morning.  Fletcher has been cutting brush today.  I have got the teeth ache very bad tonight and am very poorly besides.  I will go to bed and try to sleep.

Saturday  April 3, 1886

The ground was covered with snow this morning.  Has been a beautiful day.  I had the teeth ache all night.  They have been better today.  Fletcher got a letter from Rosa tonight.  Ern Smith is quite poorly, a Dr from Herrick is tending her.

Sunday  April 4, 1886

Cloudy all day and has snowed some.  My teeth have been better today.  We did not go to church today.  We are thinking of going to Binghamton as soon as I am well enough to see Adaline and to see the Dr again.

Monday  April 5, 1886

Cloudy all day, snowed hard part of the time, is raining quite hard tonight.  My teeth have not ached much today, aside from that, I feel about the same.  I have been fixing my scrap book today.

Tuesday  April 6, 1886

It rained all night and all day till just night, then snowed hard.  I sent a letter to Adaline today and Fletcher sent one to Rosa.  My teeth have not ached any today.  I did not get any letter tonight.  It does not rain much now.

Wednesday  April 7, 1886

It has snowed and thawed all day.  The roads are very muddy.  Fletcher went to Thompson today.  A lady agent called here today from the Corners.  I have got the teeth aches some tonight.  I feel quite poorly.  Shall get ready for bed.

Thursday  April 8, 1886

Cold and cloudy today, the ground is covered with snow.  I did not get any letter tonight.  We have been making soap today.  Fletcher went up to Lucys this afternoon.  I have felt some  better today.  It is clear and pleasant tonight.

Friday  April 9, 1886

Pleasant today.  Fletcher has been chopping today.  I am feeling very bad today.  Am almost sick abed and have got the teeth ache.  The snow has about all gone off again.  Ern Smith is very poorly, the Dr says she has got the consumption.

Saturday  April 10, 1886

Very pleasant today.  I got a letter from Bill LaBarr today.  Fletcher went over to Almiras today.  My teethached dreadful all last night and I have been sick abed all day.  Hope I shall feel better tomorrow.  Fletcher has to get his supper and do up the work tonight.

Sunday  April 11, 1886

Has been pleasant today.  I am some better.  We did not got to church today.  I have been some lonesome today.  The snow has about all gone.  The wind is drying up nicely.

Monday  April 12, 1886

Foggy this forenoon.  Cleared off this afternoon.  We done the washing today.  I have been some better today but did not sleep much last night.  Lucy called here today.  Is cloudy tonight, looks some like rain.

Tuesday  April 13, 1886

Rained by spells all day.  I have felt some better today but have been very lonesome.  Harriet called here today.  I was in hopes to have got a letter today but was disappointed.  It is warm and quite pleasant tonight.  Sent a letter to Dr Kilmer today.

Wednesday  April 14, 1886

Has been a pleasant day.  I have been baking pies and doing house work.  Fletcher went to Ed Fenants this forenoon after oats.  This afternoon he has been working in the fallow, it is a very lovely evening but very muddy underfoot.

Thursday  April 15, 1886

Very warm and pleasant today.  Sadie Whipple called here this afternoon.  I have been ironing today.  Fletcher worked in his fallow this forenoon.  I did not get any letter today.  It is a beautiful evening.  I am tired and will go to bed.

Friday  April 16, 1886

Quite warm today.  Has been clear and the wind has blown all day.  We are as well as usual.  Fletcher worked in the fallow this forenoon.  He took the banking away from the house this afternoon.  I will get ready for bed.

Saturday  April 17, 1886

Clear and pleasant today.  I took a ride up to Lucys this afternoon.  Lucy and I went over to Kates a few minutes.  Found Martha there.  I did not get any letter tonight.  Feel quite disappointed.  It is a very beautiful evening 

Sunday  April 18, 1886

Has been a beautiful warm day.  Our new preacher was at the corners today.  Preached his first sermon there.  We did not go to church.  I have felt very poorly today and feel very back tonight.  I do not think I shall ever get well.  Fletcher is as well as usual.

Monday  April 19, 1886

Warm and pleasant today.  The wind was blown quite hard this afternoon.  Fletcher has been working over in his fallow today.  Took his dinner and stayed all day and I have been alone.  I baked bread and swept door yard and worked all day.  Am very tired tonight.

Tuesday  April 20, 1886

Quite warm this forenoon but this afternoon the wind has blown quite cool.  Fletcher has been at work in his fallow today.   I have been washing windows.  I have felt better than common today.  It is cloudy tonight.  Dr Stimpson was in the place yesterday.

Wednesday  April 21, 1886

Warm and pleasant today.  Fletcher has been to Thompson and I have been cleaning house.  Am very tired tonight.  I did not get any letter yesterday.  Hope I shall hear from my folks tomorrow.  It is clear and pleasant tonight.

Thursday  April 22, 1886

Warm and pleasant today.  I do not feel as well again tonight.  I have been cleaning house today.  Fletcher has been at work in the fallow.  Harriet called here today.  The roads are getting quite passable here now.  Hope I shall feel better tomorrow.

Friday  April 23, 1886

Has been a very pleasant day.  I have been cleaning the chamber today.  Fletcher has been making a fence to the hen yard.  Bert Smith called here tonight.  I did not get any letter yesterday.  I am very tired tonight.

Saturday  April 24, 1886

Clear this forenoon.  Cloudy in the afternoon and then cleared a little.  Fletcher has been working in his strawberry garden.  I have been doing the Saturday work.  I am feeling some better lately.  Did not get any letter today.   Am very tired tonight.

Sunday  April 25, 1886

Cloudy today, the wind in the south.  We did not go to church today.  We are well as usual.  I have been some lonesome today.  It looks like rain tonight.  It is eight oclock.

Monday  April 26, 1886

Cloudy this morning.  Rained a little, then cleared off.  Mr Hatch called here today.  Deal Sanford is very sick.  Dr Stimpson is doctoring her.  Fletcher and I put up the curtains this forenoon.  I am very tired tonight.  Feel about sick abed.  Shall go to bed soon.

Tuesday  April 27, 1886

Cloudy and foggy today.  Has rained about all day.  Richard has been here today kales mining for us.  I did not get any letter today.  I am disappointed tonight and very tired.  Jim Smith called here this morning.

Wednesday  April 28, 1886

Clear and windy today.  Fletcher has been working in his fallow today and Jim Smith has been helping him.  Kate and Sadie Whipple called here today.  I have felt very poorly today.  Am very tired tonight.  Shall go to bed very soon.

Thursday  April 29, 1886

Cloudy today.  Has rained some this afternoon.  Fletcher has been working in his fallow.  Fletcher sent a letter to Rosa last Tuesday and I sent one to Bill.  I did not get any letter today.  It is quite chilly tonight.  It is ten oclock.

Friday  April 30, 1886

Cloudy and cool today.  Fletcher worked in the fallow this forenoon and I baked pies.  This afternoon, we whitewashed the kitchen.  I am very tired tonight and my side aches.  I am getting about done cleaning house.

Saturday  May 1, 1886

Cool and windy today.  Jim Smith has been helping Fletcher today in the fallow.  I am very tired tonight and almost sick abed.  Did not get any letter today.  Alba Lee called here this evening.

Sunday  May 2, 1886

Pleasant today.  There was no meeting at the Corners today.  There was quarterly meeting at Herrick.  Ansel and Richard Sands called here this afternoon.  I feel very bad tonight.  Am almost sick abed with paining in my lungs.  Will go to bed.

Monday  May 3, 1886

Has been a very pleasant day.  Jim Smith and Bert have been helping Fletcher today.  I have been baking and doing the work.  I am very tired tonight.  I have got a sore ear.  Dont know what ails it.

Tuesday  May 4, 1886

Pleasant most of the day, commenced to rain about four oclock.  Jim and Bert Smith have been helping Fletcher today.  I have been doing the house work.  I am almost sick abed.  Jack called here today.  My side aches very bad tonight.

Wednesday  May 5, 1886

Cloudy and rainy today.  Jim Smith and Bert helped Fletcher this forenoon, went home after dinner on account of the rain.  I have felt some better today than I did yesterday.  I feel about discouraged lately.  It is nine oclock.

Thursday  May 6, 1886

Clear and pleasant today.  Jim Smith and Bert have been helping Fletcher today.   I am doing the work but am not hardly able to be out of bed.  Am very tired tonight.  My side aches very bad.  Will go to bed and try to sleep.

Friday  May 7, 1886

Cloudy today, the wind has blown quite hard this afternoon.  Jim Smith has been working for Fletcher today.  I have not felt quite as bad today as I did yesterday.  Have not heard from my folks yet.  Hope to get a letter tomorrow.

Saturday  May 8, 1886

Rained last night and till about four oclock today, is cloudy tonight.  I got a letter today from Binghamton.  Fletcher and I done the washing today.  We expect hired men again on Monday.  It is bed time.

Sunday  May 9, 1886

Has been a very beautiful day.  We did not go to church.  Jack and Lucy called here this afternoon.  I am feeling very poorly today.  My side and back hurt me very bad.  Hope to feel better tomorrow but dont never much expect to

Monday  May 10, 1886

Has been a wet day.  Jim Smith and Bert worked for Fletcher this forenoon.  I have felt some better today.  Mr Whipple and Sadie and Harriet Lewis called here today.  The wind is blowing quite hard this evening.

Tuesday  May 11, 1886

Pleasant today.  Fletcher has been working alone today.  He is not feeling as well as common.  I have been very lonesome today.  The wind is blowing some tonight.  I think it will rain tonight.

Wednesday  May 12, 1886

Cloudy this forenoon, pleasant in the afternoon.  Jim and Bert cut wood for Fletcher this forenoon.  I have been ironing and mending today.  Am  very tired tonight.  Did not sleep much last night.  It is a beautiful evening.

Thursday  May 13, 1886

Has rained all day.  This is my birthday.  Richard called here this evening.  I am feeling very poorly.  I have been piecing on my Crazy Chair Cushion today.  I have got it about done.  Hope I shall feel better tomorrow

Friday  May 14, 1886

Quite windy today and some cloudy.  Jim and Bert have been cutting wood for Fletcher today.  He has been at work in the fallow.  I have been piecing on my chair cushion and doing housework.  It is nine oclock.

Saturday  May 15, 1886

Cloudy and damp all day.  Rained some this afternoon.  I have felt some better today.  Fletcher has been at work alone in the fallow today.  Yesterday he sowed oats as he did the day before.  We did not send to the office today.

 Sunday  May 16, 1886

Quite windy and has grown cold all day.  Clear and cold tonight.  The wind in the north.  We did not go to church today.  There has been a good many passers by here today but no callers.  We are as well as usual.

Monday  May 17, 1886

Clear and pleasant today.  I finished my chair cushion today and baked bread.  Fletcher dragged the fallow this forenoon.  This afternoon Jim and Bert helped him plant potatoes.  It is a beautiful evening.  I am very tired.

Tuesday  May 18, 1886

There was a frost last night.  Cloudy today.  Fletcher has been working in the fallow today.  Jim and Bert has been helping him.  Fletcher got a letter from Rosa today.  I am very bad tonight.

Wednesday  May 19, 1886

Rained some this morning then cleared off.  Fletcher has been working in his fallow today. He will have Mr Whipple to help him tomorrow.  I have felt as well as usual today.  The wind is blowing some tonight.

Thursday  May 20, 1886

Clear and pleasant this forenoon.  Cloudy in the afternoon and some thunder.  I sent a letter to Hannah today.  Mr Whipple has been helping Fletcher in the fallow today. I have baked bread today.  We are as well as usual.

Friday  May 21, 1886

Pleasant today.  Fletcher and I went to Thompson today.  I got me a new pair of shoes and a new fan.  Fletcher got some pants and a pair of gloves.  I am very tired tonight.  It is cloudy some tonight.  It is 9 oclock and I am very sleepy.

Saturday  May 22, 1886

Pleasant and warm, a light shower this afternoon.  Fletcher has been making gardens today.  I am almost sick abed.  My lungs and side are worse again.  We have not heard from the Post Office today.

Sunday  May 23, 1886

Warm and pleasant today.  We did not got to church today.  I have felt better today than I did yesterday.  Jack Hines and Lucy and Ruthie called here this afternoon.  Ern Smith is quite poorly.  I have not seen her since last fall.

Monday  May 24, 1886

Very pleasant today.  Fletcher has been working in his fallow.  I have been doing housework.  I have felt very bad all day.  My back pains me very bad tonight and my lungs ache bad.

Tuesday  May 25, 1886

Cloudy, cold and windy today.  Fletcher has been working in his fallow today.  Ruthie Ferris went back to Scranton this afternoon.  She has been up on a visit.  I feel very poorly tonight.  Will get ready for bed.

Wednesday  May 26, 1886

Cloudy and cold, has rained and snowed today.  Fletcher has been working in his fallow.  I have been cleaning the cellar.  Joe Fletcher and Richard Sands called here tonight.  Think there will be a frost before morning.

Thursday  May 27, 1886

Has rained about all day.  Fletcher and I done the washing today.  John Mays little boy drowned in the Dunn Pond last Monday.  Have not found the body yet.  Jack Hines called here today.  I am very tired tonight. No frost last night 

Friday May 28, 1886

Has been a pleasant day.  Fletcher worked on the road this forenoon and planted potatoes this afternoon.  I have felt better than usual today.  Have been very busy all day.  I hope to get a letter tomorrow.

Saturday  May 29, 1886

Warm and pleasant today.  I have been very busy.  Fletcher has been working in his fallow.  Tomorrow is Decaration day.  We carried flowers tonight and fixed the childrens graves.  Lucy went with us.  I got no letter tonight.

Sunday  May 30, 1886

Pleasant all day.  Had a shower gust at night.  Fletcher and I took a ride up to Dennies, then went over to the graveyard.  We stayed to Lucys through the shower.  We did not go to church today.  The found the drowned boy today.

Monday May 31, 1886

Pleasant today.  Fletcher has worked in his fallow part of the day.  I have been very busy today.  Am very tired tonight.  Jack and Lucy went over to Simon Town to attend the funeral of the drowned boy.  It is a very nice evening.  I will get ready for bed.

Tuesday  June 1, 1886

Has been a beautiful day.  Fletcher has been working in his fallow.  I have been ironing.  Old Mr Woodsmansie is very sick.  I have had the side ache all day.  Jim Smith has bought the Lawton Slager place.  Will move there before long.

Wednesday  June 2, 1886

Warm and pleasant today.  My back has been very bad today.  I am almost sick abed.  Fletcher has been working in his fallow.  Old Mr Woodsmansie died today at twelve oclock.  Funeral Friday at half past ten oclock.

Thursday  June 3, 1886

Rained a little this morning then cleared off and was pleasant the rest of the day.  Fletcher worked in the garden part of the day.  I am feeling very bad today.  Can hardly sit up to write in my Diary.  Cool and pleasant tonight.

Friday  June 4, 1886

Has been pleasant today.  We attended the funeral of Mr Woodsmansie today. There was quite a large crowd there.  The singing was very nice.  I am almost sick abed.  My side is very bad.  Will get ready for bed.

Saturday  June 5, 1886

Pleasant today.  Fletcher has been working in his fallow today.  Mr Benidict and Jack Hines called here this evening.  I have felt some better today than I did yesterday.  Did not get any letter today.

Sunday  June 6, 1886

Pleasant today.  We did not go to church.  I have felt some better today though I have been some lonesome.  I should like to see Father.  It is ten  oclock.  I will get ready for bed.  It is a lovely evening.

Monday  June 7, 1886

Pleasant today.  Fletcher has been working in his fallow.  Richard called here this evening.  Jim Smith moved today.  I feel quite bad tonight.  I hope to get a letter tomorrow.  It looks like rain tonight.

Tuesday  June 8, 1886

Warm and pleasant today but cool this evening.  Fletcher worked in the garden this forenoon and in the fallow in the afternoon.  I have felt about the same as usual today.  Fletcher is not feeling quite as well.

Wednesday  June 9, 1886

Pleasant part of the day, commenced to rain about three oclock.  Kate and her children and Nora were here today.  Fletcher has been at work in the fallow today.  It is raining this evening.  I am very tired tonight.

Thursday  June 10, 1886

Pleasant today.  Rained a little gust at night.  Will Brown has been helping Fletcher today in his fallow.  I have felt some better today.  There has been a good deal of travel by here today.  There is to be a show at Thompson next Monday.

Friday  June 11, 1886

Pleasant today.  Joe Fletcher called here this evening.  He brought me a letter from Hannah.  Fletcher has been working in his fallow today.  I have been washing windows.  Ruthie called here tonight.  I have felt better today than usual.

Saturday  June 12, 1886

Has been pleasant all day.  I took a ride today up to Nellies grocery.  Called to Lucys.  Ruthie called here tonight, so did Katie and the children and Nora.  Fletcher has been mowing briars today.  I do not feel as well tonight as I did last night.

Sunday  June 13, 1886

Pleasant today and very warm.  We did not go to church.  I have felt very lonesome today.  I had a very poor nights rest last night.  Hope I shall sleep tonight and feel better tomorrow.  The wind blows cool this evening.

Monday  June 14, 1886

We has a little shower last night.  Rained all the forenoon.  Cloudy this afternoon.  Fletcher has been draging in the fallow this afternoon.  I have been baking pies.  I have felt better today.  Quite a number went to Thompson to the show tonight.

Tuesday  June 15, 1886

I am about sick tonight.  Cloudy and warm today.  Fletcher finished sowing the fallow this forenoon and got done dragging.  Has been cutting brush this afternoon.  I have been baking cookies and doing the work.  I sent a letter to Hannah today.

Wednesday  June 16, 1886

Pleasant this forenoon.  Rained some this afternoon.  I have felt some better today.  I took a ride over to see the new fallow today.  Got me some nice flowers in the woods.  Warner raised his new barn today.  Mrs Sherdon has company from the west.

Thursday  June 17, 1886

Has been a wet day and very warm.  We done the washing today.  I am very tired tonight.  Do not feel as well as I did yesterday.  I did not get any letter today.  It is quite cool tonight.  I should like to hear from Father very much. 

Friday  June 18, 1886

Cool and windy today.  Fletcher has been hoeing potatoes today.  I have been baking bread and ironing.  John Fletcher called here this evening.  It is very pleasant tonight.  I feel very poorly tonight.  Will get ready for bed.

  Saturday  June 19, 1886

Cool today but pleasant.  Fletcher has been hoeing his potatoes today.  Jack called here this morning.  Joe called here this evening.  I have been very busy today doing the Saturdays work and mending.  Have enjoyed myself pretty good today.  Am very tired tonight.

  Sunday  June 20, 1886

Has been very pleasant today.  We did not go to church today.  We are as well as usual.  We had a nice lot of fields.  Strawberries for supper tonight.  It is nine oclock and I am very sleepy.  Will get ready for bed.

  Monday  June 21, 1886

Pleasant today.  Kate was here this afternoon.  Stayed to supper.  Harriet called here this evening, so did Richard.  Fletcher has been hoeing potatoes today.  I do not feel as well today as I did yesterday.

  Tuesday  June 22, 1886

Cool and cloudy today.  Fletcher has been working in the garden today.  I have been up to Katies today, stayed to dinner and supper.  I had a poor night last night.  Have felt better today.  I got a letter from Adaline tonight.  It is quite cold this evening.

  Wednesday  June 23, 1886

Has been a rainy day.  Fletcher has been doing chores today.  I have been ironing.  Mr Sheldon called here tonight.  We are as well as usual.  It is raining a little this evening.  Sent a letter to Charley Robinson yesterday.

  Thursday  June 24, 1886

Cloudy today.  Fletcher has been mowing briars today in the buckwheat.  We sent a letter to Mrs Cole today.  I feel very bad tonight.  Can hardly sit up to write this.  Hope I shall feel better tomorrow.  Jack called here today.

  Friday  June 25, 1886

Rained very hard last night.  Cloudy part of the day.  Has thundered some today.  Fletcher mowed briars this forenoon, hoed potatoes this afternoon.  I have felt some better today.  Had a bad night last night.  Hope to sleep better tonight.

  Saturday  June 26, 1886

Cloudy today.  Rained by spells all the afternoon.  Fletcher hoed potatoes this forenoon in the afternoon.  We went over to Almiras, stayed to supper.  Saw Carl and Maria. Olive and Ola has a good visit with them.  Saw Howard there to.

  Sunday  June 27, 1886

Cool but pleasant today.  We did not go to church.  I have felt better than usual today.  Slept better last night than I have before for a long time.  We had a nice lot of strawberries tonight for supper.  Will get ready for bed.

  Monday  June 28, 1886

Clear and pleasant today.  Fletcher has been hoeing in the garden today.  John Stevens was here to dinner today.  Jack Hines called here this afternoon.  Theodore Hatches wifes very sick.  I have felt good for me today. 

Tuesday  June 29, 1886

Warm and pleasant today.  Nellie called here this morning.  I have been baking bread and picking strawberries today.  Am tired out and sick tonight.  Fletcher has been hoeing in the garden today.  I sent a letter to Adaline today. 

Wednesday  June 30, 1886

Clear and pleasant today.  Fletcher worked in the gardent this forenoon and went to Thompson in the afternoon.  Mrs Palmer and Ruthie Fletcher were here visiting this afternoon.  Stayed to supper.  We are feeling about as usual.

  Thursday  July 1, 1886

Has been pleasant today.  Harriet called here today.  Nellie called here this evening.  Fletcher has been mowing briars and picking berries today.  I  have been baking cookies.  I am almost sick abed.  Hope I shall feel better tomorrow.  Will get ready for bed.

  Friday  July 2, 1886

Warm and pleasant today.  Fletcher has been mowing briars in the oats.  Harriet Lewis called here twice today.  I have felt better today than I did yesterday.  It looks tonight like rain.  Hope I shall get a letter tomorrow.

  Saturday  July 3, 1886

Clear and pleasant today.  Fletcher and I have stayed at home and worked all day.  Harriet and Ansel went to Susqueahanna today.  Will be home tomorrow night.  Ruth and Richard are away from home.  I rode over to Fletchers fallow today.

  Sunday  July 4, 1886

Has been a very lovely day.  I have felt quite good for me today.  We did not go to church.  Will and Kate called here this afternoon.  Sands got home today.  Frank Ferris and Ruthie are up from Scranton.  It is ten oclock. 

Monday  July 5, 1886

Pleasant today and very warm.  Fletcher has been mowing his clover today.  Mr Carpenter came here this afternoon and stayed to supper.  He is going to stay all night.  We are going to get our buildings insured.  I am very tired tonight.  It is late, bed time.

 Tuesday  July 6, 1886

It has been a very warm day.  I have been very busy today.  Am very tired tonight.  Fletcher has been working in the hay today.  Mr Carpenter went away this morning after breakfast.  I picked three quarts of strawberries since supper.

 Wednesday  July 7, 1886

Has been another very warm day.  Had some thunder and lightening this afternoon but no rain yet.  Ruthie and Nellie came this morning and picked strawberries to the halves.  Fletcher has been working in his hay today.  I have been baking bread and looking over and canning berries.

 Thursday  July 8, 1886
Warm and pleasant but not as warm as it was yesterday.  Fletcher has been working in the hay today.  Nellie and Winnie came this forenoon and picked strawberries.  Ruthies Fletcher and Eva Stanton called here this evening.  I have been very busy today.

  Friday  July 9, 1886

Has been warm and pleasant today.  Fletcher has been working in his hay today.  I have been picking and canning strawberries.  Old Mrs Sands is at Richards house on a visit.  It looks like rain tonight.

  Saturday  July 10, 1886

Warm and pleasant today.  Rained some last night, thundered and lightened quite hard.  Fletcher has been weeding the turnips today.  I have been doing the work and picking strawberries.  We are as well as usual.  It is 9 oclock.

  Sunday  July 11, 1886

Has been pleasant today.  We did not go to church today.  There has been a great many people past here today going to church and Sabbath schoool.

  Monday  July 12, 1886

Has been very pleasant today.   Fletcher has been working in his hay.  I have been baking bread and picking strawberries.  Nellie Hine called here this morning.  I have not felt as well today.  The most of the people have commenced their haying. 

Tuesday  July 13, 1886

Has been another pleasant day.  Fletcher has been haying today.  Lucy came down this forenoon, stayed to dinner and picked some strawberries.  I am not feeling so well today.  Have got a very sore finger.  I hope to get a letter tonight from my folks.

  Wednesday  July 14, 1886

Pleasant this forenoon, commenced to rain about two oclock.  Is raining still.  Kate came down this morning and picked some strawberries.  She and the children are here tonight.  Fletcher has been mowing today.  My finger is no better.

  Thursday  July 15, 1886

It rained about all night and till eleven oclock today.  Kate went home about noon.  Fletcher has been weeding turnips, mowing brush and picking strawberries today.  I picked some this afternoon and made some jelly.  My finger is about the same.  It is cloudy tonight.

  Friday  July 16, 1886

Pleasant this forenoon.  Fletcher worked on the road till noon.  Picked some of the currants in the afternoon.  Kate came and picked some strawberries in the afternoon.  Rained a little about night.  We are as well as usual but very tired tonight.

  Saturday  July 17, 1886

Has been pleasant today.  Fletcher has been working in his hay.  I have been baking bread and doing the housework.  I do not feel as well today as I have.  My side aches very bad tonight.  My finger is some better.  I will get ready for bed.

Sunday  July 18, 1886

Sunday was pleasant til late in the afternoon and evening when we had  thunder showers.  We had new potatoes today.  I did not write this till Monday night for I was sick in the afternoon and all night   We did not go to church today.

  Monday  July 19, 1886

I am feeling some better today.  Was quite sick all night.  Has been cloudy today.  Fletcher picked the currants today.  There was 70 lbs.  I have been looking over and canning currants this afternoon.  Am very tired tonight and sick.  Fletcher is not very well.

Tuesday  July 20, 1886

Has been fair today.  I have felt better today.  Fletcher has been working in the hay.  I have been baking pies and doing the work.  We sold 11 and lbs of currants today.  The meat man comes to the Corners twice a week.  It looks like rain tonight.

  Wednesday  July 21, 1886

Rained some this morning.  Cloudy most of the day.  Fletcher went down to the acid factory this forenoon, mowed some in the afternoon, sold 16 and lbs of currants today.  Ruthie and Nora called here this evening.  We are as well as usual.  Cloudy tonight.

  Thursday  July 22, 1886

Has been a pleasant day.  Fletcher has been working in his hay.  We picked goose berries about two hours this afternoon.  Mrs Lee called here this morning.  I have not felt a bit well today.  It is a very pleasant evening.

  Friday  July 23, 1886

Has been a very pleasant day.  I have been very busy today.  Fletcher has been at work in his hay.  Mr Carl from the Great Bend called here today.  Fletcher bought himself a new pair of glasses.  I am very tired and sleepy tonight.  Will go to bed.

  Saturday  July 24, 1886

Has been a pleasant day.  We done this washing today.  Fletcher went over to George Fletchers this afternoon.  I have baked bread and cleaned the floors today.  I am very tired tonight and sick.  I did not get any letter tonight.

  Sunday  July 25, 1886

Has been cloudy today.  We did not go to church today.  I have felt better than I did yesterday.  Fletcher has read to me most of the day.  There was preaching this morning and young converts meeting this evening.  I should like to go to meeting once more.

  Monday  July 26, 1886

Cloudy all day.  Rained about all of the forenoon, quite hard shower just at night.  Fletcher has been mowing part of the day.  I have been ironing some today.  Have got a bad headache tonight.  Did not eat my supper.  Will get ready for bed.

  Tuesday  July 27, 1886

Cloudy today, has rained occasionally all day.  Fletcher has been mowing part of the day and picking goose berries the rest of the time.  I have been baking cookies and doing lots of other work.  We have not been to the post office today.

  Wednesday  July 28, 1886

Has been very pleasant today.  Fletcher has been at work in his hay today.  I have been ironing.  Nellie Hines called here this afternoon and Mr Christopher called here and stayed to support.  Fletcher has got a lame ankle.  I am very tired.

  Thursday  July 29, 1886

Pleasant this forenoon showery in the afternoon.  I have been looking over and canning gooseberries.  I have got a bad headache tonight.  Fletcher has been working in his hay today.  His ankle is better.  It is thundering this evening.

  Friday  July 30, 1886

Cloudy most of the day.  Looks like rain tonight.  We had two hard thunder showers last evening.  Jacks barn was struck by lightening and burned up.  Sandses house was struck and slightly damaged.  Josiah Brookings barn burnt at the same time.  I was terribly frightened.  It is 9 oclock.

  Saturday  July 31, 1886

Cloudy this forenoon, pleasant in the afternoon.  I took a ride this morning this morning up to Jacks to see where the barn was burned then I took a ride over to Fletchers fallow.  He has been working his hay today.  I have been very busy today.  Quarterly meeting today and will be tomorrow.  We had bushels and 9 qts of gooseberries.

  Sunday  August 1, 1886

Cloudy today.  Since four oclock it has been raining most of the time.  We did not go to church today.  I have been sick all day.  I have been very lonesome today.  I wish I could always feel happy and contented.  Hope I may feel better tomorrow.

  Monday  August 2, 1886

Cloudy some today and very windy.  Jack Hines and Winnie called here this evening.  Fletcher has been at work in his hay today.  I have been baking bread and doing other work.  It is raining a little tonight.  Hope I shall get a letter tomorrow.

  Tuesday  August 3, 1886

Cloudy and very windy.  John Rhone has been helping Fletcher in his hay.  I have been very busy and am very tired tonight.  I did not get any chance to send to the office today.  The wind is blowing some tonight.

  Wednesday  August 4, 1886

Has been a pleasant day.  John Rhone worked for Fletcher in the hay today.  My lungs bled quite bad last night and I had dreadful chills.  I thought I was dying.  I have been very poorly today.  Harriet called here this morning. 

Thursday  August 5, 1886

Pleasant this forenoon, cloudy in the afternoon, raining tonight.  Fletcher finished haying today.  John Rhone helped him today.  I have felt some better today.  Eva Whipple called here this afternoon.  I did not get any letter today.

  Friday  August 6, 1886

Cloudy some but pleasant today.  Fletcher went to Thompson this forenoon.  Lucy called here this morning.  Ruthie Ferris and Ruthie Fletcher called here tonight.  I am feeling very bad today.  Think I shall be sick abed.  Hope I shall get a letter tomorrow.  It is 9 oclock.

  Saturday  August 7, 1886

Cloudy part of the day.  Fletcher mowed brush part of the day.  Done chores the rest of the time.  Have not set up all the day.  Mrs Washler(?) Chamberlain is very sick.  Dr Stimpson is tending her.  I did not get any letter tonight.

  Sunday  August 8, 1886

Has been a beautiful day.  We did not go to church.  I am feeling a little better today.  Robert King shot himself yesterday.  Funeral tomorrow.  Dr Stimpson goes by here every day.  This is a spendid evening.

  Monday August 9, 1886

Has been a very pleasant day.  Fletcher has been picking the sage and hoeing the garden.  Joe called here today.  I have felt some better today.  Mrs Chamberlain is some better.  The Dr went there today.  Nora Robinson is sick abed.  Martha has gone down there.

  Tuesday  August 10, 1886

Has been another beautiful day.  I have felt quite comfortable today.  Have been sewing carpet rags.  Fletcher has been cutting brush.  I got a letter today. Have not heard from Mrs. Chamberlain today.  It is a splendid night.

 

Wednesday  August 11, 1886

Cloudy today.  We are as well as usual.  Fletcher has been cutting brush.  I have been doing the housework and writing a letter.  Jack Hines called here this afternoon.  Dr Stimpson went by here today.  It looks some like rain tonight.  Will get ready for bed.

  Thursday  August 12, 1886

Has been a pleasant day.  Fletcher cut brush in the forenoon.  In the afternoon, we went over to Philanders.  Found them all well.  I sent a letter to Hannah today.  I am quite tired tonight but am having a good visit.  Shall go home tomorrow.

  Friday  August 13, 1886

Has been a nice day.  Fletcher and Philander went to see Mr Stuaters(?) this forenoon.  Did not see him.  We stayed till just night then came home.  I had a splendid visit.  It looks some like rain tonight.  It is 9 oclock.

   Saturday  August 14, 1886

Rained some last night.  Has been cloudy most of the day.  But is clear this evening.  I am about sick abed.  Fletcher dug three bushels of potatoes today and mowed brush in the horse pasture.  Eva Whipple has a wedding anniversary this evening.

  Sunday  August 15, 1886

Has been a beautiful day.  We did not go to church today.  I have felt some better today.  Fletcher is not feeling very well.  It is clear and pleasant tonight.  It is 9 oclock.  We will get ready for bed.

  Monday  August 16, 1886

Cloudy this forenoon.  Has rained most of the afternoon.  George Fletcher has been chadlering(?) oats for Fletcher today.  I have been very busy today.  Am very tired tonight.  Fletcher has been digging potatoes today and doing chores. 

Tuesday  August 17, 1886

Cloudy and chilly today.  George Fletcher stayed with us last night.  He cradled(?) oats for Fletcher today.  Fletcher went to Thompson in the forenoon, mowed brush this afternoon.  I have felt quite poorly today. It is cloudy and chilly tonight.  It is nine oclock.

  Wednesday  August 18, 1886

Cloudy most of the day.  Fletcher has been digging potatoes and picking blackberries today.  I have been very busy today baking bread and pies.  We sent a letter to Dr Kilmer yesterday.  George Fletcher stayed here last night and till after breakfast this morning.

  Thursday  August 19, 1886

Pleasant today.  We are well as usual.  Fletcher picked berries this forenoon and bound up oats in the afternoon.  It is very pleasant this evening.  I saw Ern Smith out riding this morning.  Have not heard from the post office today.

  Friday  August 20, 1886

Has been pleasant today.  We are as well as common.  Fletcher has been binding oats.  I have been doing housework.  Hope I shall get a letter tomorrow.  Should like very much to hear from Father.  I am tired and sleepy tonight.

  Saturday  August 21, 1886

Has been pleasant today.  Fletcher finished binding his farther piece of oats today.  John Fletcher called here tonight.  I have done the Saturday work today and picked some berries.  I am very tired tonight.  I have sent to the post office.

  Sunday  August 22, 1886

Has been a beautiful day.  We did not go to church.  I should like to go to church again but I cannot walk there.  I have been very lonesome today.  Should like to hear from some of my folks.  Should like to see Father very much.

  Monday  August 23, 1886

Has been a very nice day.  Fletcher mowed brush this forenoon.  Done chores in the afternoon.  He went over to George Fletchers this evening.  I rode up to Mary Dennies.  It is clear and quite cool tonight.  It is half past 9 oclock.

  Tuesday  August 24, 1886

Has been very warm today.  I have been very busy and am very tired tonight.  Fletcher has been drawing oats up from the fallow.  I did not get any chance to send to the post office.  Lelah and Edith Hine called here this evening.  It looks like rain tonight.

  Wednesday  August 25, 1886

Foggy this morning, warm and pleasant the rest of the day.  George Fletcher has been cradlering(?) buckwheat for Fletcher today.  Mary Dennie and Nellie Hine called here this evening.  I got a letter from Adaline today. I am very tired tonight and have got a headache.

  Thursday  August 26, 1886

Has been a pleasant day.  I have got the sick headache tonight.  George Fletcher has been cradlering(?) buckwheat and oats for Fletcher today.  I have been doing the housework and baking pies.  It is pleasant this evening.  It is eight oclock.

  Friday  August 27, 1886

Has been very warm today.  86 degrees above zero.  George Fletcher has been cradlering(?) oats and setting up buckwheat for Fletcher today.  I have got the headache again tonight.  It is quite cool and comfortable this evening.

  Saturday  August 28, 1886

Has been another very warm day.  George Fletcher has been working for us today in oats and buckwheat.  Fletcher took him home this evening and I went down and stayed with Harriet Lewis.  It is ten oclock and I am very tired.  Will go to bed.

  Sunday  August 29, 1886

Has been very warm today.  I was sick last night.  Feel very bad today.  We did not go to church.  It thundered some here today but only rained a few drops.  I have not read any today but Fletcher has read to me. 

Monday  August 30, 1886

Cloudy part of the day and very windy.  Fletcher has been binding oats and buckwheat today.  There has been an agent here tonight from Montrose.  He is going to stay all night with us.  I am very tired tonight.  It thunders and lightens some this evening.

  Tuesday  August 31, 1886

We had a nice rain last night.  The agent went away this morning.  Fletcher has been doing chores.  He is about sick and so am I.  Cloudy and chilly today.  I hope to feel better tomorrow.

  Wednesday  September 1, 1886

Clear and windy today.  Is quite cool this evening.  Jack called here tonight.  Fletcher and I done the washing today.  I am very tired tonight and about sick abed.  It is quite chilly tonight.

  Thursday  September 2, 1886

Clear and pleasant today, some frost last night.  Jack Hines and Will Brown and Mr Sheldon have been helping Fletcher this afternoon to get tready for the threshers.  They came this evening.  Kate helped me this afternoon.  I am very tired tonight and sick.

  Friday  September 3, 1886

Has been a beautiful day.  The threshers stayed here last night, threshed for Fletcher today.  Had six men for dinner.  Kate worked for me today.  I was very sick all last night.  Have felt some better today.  Fletcher and I are alone tonight.  Another little frost last night.

 

Saturday  September 4, 1886

Has been a pleasant day.  George Fletcher has been cutting buckwheat for Fletcher today.  I have got a sore throat and am about sick abed.  Hope I shall feel better tomorrow.  It is quite cool this evening.  I hope to go and see Father before long.

  Sunday  September 5, 1886

Has been quite a pleasant day.  No meeting at the Corners today.  Most of the folks went to Uniondale to the Camp meeting.  We did not go.  I have been quite sick today.  I have got a sore throat.  Was sick all night.  It is a very pleasant evening.

  Monday  September 6, 1886

Has been a very pleasant day.  George Fletcher has been cradlering(?) oats for Fletcher today.  Fletcher has been mowing briars.  I have felt very poorly today.  My throat is no better though I have kept around the house all day.  It is pleasant tonight.

 Tuesday  September 7, 1886

Has been a pleasant day.  George has been helping Fletcher log today.  Eliza Fletcher was here to dinner today.  I sent a letter to Adaline today.  My throat is better today.  George went home tonight.  It is a beautiful evening.

  Wednesday  September 8, 1886

Has been a pleasant day.  Fletcher has been binding oats today.  I have been ironing and canning plums.  I am very tired tonight.  Will get ready for bed as soon as I can.

  Thursday  September 9, 1886

Warm and pleasant today.  Fletcher set up buckwheat and bound oats this forenoon.  Worked in the fallow this afternoon.  I have felt quite poorly today.  We are having a long spell of dry hot weather.  I did not sleep but little last night. 

Friday  September 10, 1886

Has been very warm today.  Fletcher finished raking buckwheat and drawing oats today.  John Fletcher worked for us today and helped put the straw in the barn.  Nellie called here this morning.  It looks like rain this evening.

  Saturday  September 11, 1886

Pleasant and cool today.  We had a nice rain last evening.  Fletcher went to Thompson today.  I have felt some better tonight.  I did not get any letter tonight.  I have been very busy today.  I did not sleep much last night.

  Sunday  September 12, 1886

Has been cloudy today.  Rained about all the afternoon.  We did not go to church.  I have felt better today than common.  It is cloudy tonight.  I rested quite well last night.

  Monday  September 13, 1886

Quite chilly and windy today.  Fletcher done chores this forenoon.  Has been digging potatoes this afternoon.  It is clear and cool tonight.  Looks like a frost.  I have got the side ache tonight.  Hope I shall get a letter tomorrow.  Will get ready for bed.

  Tuesday  September 14, 1886

Has been cloudy today.  No frost last night.  Fletcher has been digging potatoes today.  I have been baking bread and doing housework.  I picked two quarts of berries today.  I am very tired tonight and do not feel a bit well.

 

Wednesday  September 15, 1886

Has been pleasant today.  Kate and Nora called here this morning.  Nellie called here this afternoon.  I have felt quite bad today.  Did not sleep much last night.  I have got a lame ankle.  Fletcher has been digging potatoes today.  The wind is blowing some tonight.

  Thursday  September 16, 1886

Rained all night and about all of the day today.  Fletcher has been doing chores all day.  I have been sewing carpet rags.  We are as well as usual.  I have sent to the office tonight.   Hope I shall get a letter.  I want to go and see Father next week.

  Friday  September 17, 1886

Pleasant in the forenoon.  Fletcher dug potatoes.  It rained in the afternoon.  I am quite sick tonight.  Can hardly sit up to write in my diary.  It is cloudy tonight.  I hope I shall get a letter tomorrow.  I will get ready to go to bed

  Saturday  September 18, 1886

Very pleasant today.  I have felt better than I did yesterday.  Fletcher finished digging potatoes today.  We took a ride up to Dennie Hines in this evening.  I did not get any letter tonight.  They are holding Camp meeting at Cano(?).  Clear and cold tonight.

  Sunday  September 19, 1886

Cloudy today.  Rained some this morning and quite a hard thunder shower this evening.  We did not go to church today.  Fletcher is not very well tonight.  I am about as well as usual.  I hope there will not be another shower tonight.  It is seven oclock. 

Monday  September 20, 1886

Cloudy and chilly today.  I have been very busy about the house today.  Fletcher went to Thompson this forenoon.  He got a bottle of medicine.  Lucy sent me a pail of crab apples today.  I am very tired tonight and about sick.  Hope to get a letter tomorrow.

  Tuesday  September 21, 1886

Clear and windy today.  Fletcher has been mowing briars today.  I have been very busy today pickling apples and drying sweet corn.  Nellie called here this morning.  I am very tired tonight.  Ern Smith has a quilting today.

  Wednesday  September 22, 1886

Has been very pleasant today.  Fletcher has been mowing briars today.  I have been working all day and have engaged myself better than common.  It is quite chilly tonight.  I have not been to see Father yet.  Dont know when I can go.

Thursday  September 23, 1886

Has been a pleasant day.  Ansel has been working for Fletcher today on our house.  He was here to dinner and to supper.  Joe was here to dinner.  Fletcher got the last of his oats threshed today.  He had 120 bushels.  I have worked very hard today.  Am tired out tonight.

  Friday  September 24, 1886

Warm and pleasant today.  Ansel worked on our house this afternoon.  Eat dinner here.  There was a peddler called here today.  I done some trading with him.  I feel quite sick tonight.  Can hardly sit up to write.  Shall get ready for bed soon.

  Saturday  September 25, 1886

Has been a pleasant day.  Fletcher put siding on the house this forenoon and drew in his buckwheat in the afternoon.  I have been very busy today cleaning up the house through.  I am feeling very bad.  Can hardly sit up.  Hope I shall feel better tomorrow.

 Sunday  September 26, 1886

Has rained a good part of the day.  We did not go to church.  I am very poorly.  Have not sat up all of the day.  I did not rest hardly any last night.  Martha called in here a few minutes today.  It is raining this evening.  Hope I shall sleep some tonight.

 Monday  September 27, 1886

Cloudy most of the day.  Rained a little by spells all day.  Fletcher has been putting siding on the house.   I have been sick all day but I have worked most of the time.  Nellie and Kate called here this afternoon.  I did not sleep much alst night.

 Tuesday  September 28, 1886

Cloudy all day.  Rained a little by spells.  Kate has been here today and done the washing for us.  Fletcher has been cutting brush today.  I have felt a little better today than I did yesterday but I am tired out tonight.  Am feeling quite bad.

Wednesday  September 29, 1886

Has been a very pleasant day.  We had a hard thunder shower last evening.  Ellen Fennant was here visiting today, stayed to dinner.  Fletcher has been cutting brush today.  I went down to Harriets a little while this evening.  It is ten oclock. 

Thursday  September 30, 1886

Has been a pleasant day.  Fletcher has been cutting brush.  I have been doing some ironing and other work.  I am almost sick abed and discouraged besides.  Shall go to bed soon.  Martha brought us a postal tonight.  I did not get any letter.

 Friday  October 1, 1886

Cloudy and cold today.  Fletcher pulled the beans this forenoon, cut brush this afternoon.  I did not sleep last night till after three oclock.  Have felt bad today.  Ruthie called in here this morning.  It is now eight oclock.

 Saturday  October 2, 1886

Cold and chilly today.  We had a hard frost last night.  Fletcher has been cutting brush today.  I have been very busy today.  Have felt a little better.  Warner and John Fletcher called here this evening.  It is cold tonight. 

Sunday  October 3, 1886

Cool and pleasant today.  Froze quite hard last night.  We did not go to church today.  We went up to Jacks this afternoon, stayed to supper.  Kate called here today.  It is quite chilly tonight.  I am tired and sleepy.

 Monday  October 4, 1886

Pleasant today.  Fletcher went to Pleasant Mount with Ruth this forenoon.  Cut brush in the afternoon.  I got up at five oclock this morning.  Have been very busy all day.  Am very tired tonight.  Can hardly sit up.  Will get ready to go to bed. 

Tuesday  October 5, 1886

Has been pleasant today.  I have been very busy today baking bread and cake and pickling the tomatoes.  Fletcher has been cutting brush today.  Lucy Hine came this afternoon, stayed to tea.  I have felt better than usual today.  Did not send to the office today.

 Wednesday  October 6, 1886

Has been a beautiful day.  Fletcher has been cutting brush today.  I have been doing house work.  Martha and I expect to go out and see Father in the morning.  Mrs Brookings called here yesterday.  Harriet called here today.  I did not get any letter today. 

Thursday  October 7, 1886

Has been a beautiful day.  Martha and I came to Janes today.  Found Father and all of them quite well.  Am very tired tonight.  I left Fletcher to keep house.  It is a beautiful evening.  We sat up till twelve oclock to visit.

 Friday  October 8, 1886

Has been a splendid day.  We are at Janes and having a good visit.  Bill Labaer came to here today.  I heard today of the death of George N and Charley Wheeler.  How very sad.  We called on Mrs Geers today.  She is sick with consumption.  It is a lovely night.

 Saturday  October 9, 1886

Has been another pleasant day.  Martha and I came home today.  Found Fletcher well.  I am very lonesome tonight.  He killed little Dannie while I was gone.  How much I shall miss him.  I did not get any letter tonight.  I am tired tonight.

 Sunday  October 10, 1886

Warm and pleasant today.  We did not go to church.  I have been very lonesome all day.  I feel tired out and sick.  It is a beautiful evening.  Fletcher has gone to bed.  I am sitting up alone.  I hope I shall feel better and more cheerful tomorrow.  It is eight oclock.

 Monday  October 11, 1886

Has been a beautiful day.  I have been very busy today but have been sick and lonesome all day.  Fletcher has been working in the fallow.  I hope to feel better sometime.  Jack Hines called here today.  I hope I shall get a letter tomorrow.

 Tuesday  October 12, 1886

Has been a pleasant day.  Nellie Hine was over to dinner today.  Martha and Abbie Lee came in the afternoon.  They all stayed to tea.  Fletcher has been cutting brush today.  I sent a letter to Libbie Geers today.  Did not send to the post office today.  I am sick and tired tonight.

 Wednesday  October 13, 1886

Has been a pleasant day but I have been very lonesome.  Fletcher has been cutting brush today.  I have been doing the house work.  I am feeling very poorly.  Do not sleep much nights.  I do not get any letter yet.  It is nine oclock.  I will go to bed.  It is a pleasant evening. 

Thursday  October 14, 1886

Has been raining all day and the wind has blown quite hard.  I have felt better than common today.  Fletcher cleaned up his buckwheat this afternoon.  Ansel Lewis helped him.  I did not get any letter today.  It is raining this evening.

Friday  October 15, 1886

Has been cold and windy today and squally by spells.  Fletcher went to Thompson today.  I have been doing the Saturday work today.  I feel quite bad tonight.  It is cloudy tonight and the wind is blowing quite hard.  It is nine oclock.  I will go to bed.

  Saturday  October 16, 1886

Cold and chilly today, has snowed by spells all day.  Fletcher has been doing chores today.  John and Ansel Lewis called here this morning.  I have been very busy today doing the work and baking.  Have felt as well as usual today.  Clear and cold tonight.

  Sunday  October 17, 1886

Cold today with snow squalls.  We did not go to church.  Charlie Gredurburg(?) and Myra and Laura and Ellie came here today.  I have not seen them for more than two years.  It was a glad surprise for me.  We are well as usual.

  Monday  October 18, 1886

Cloudy but not very cold today.  George Fletcher has been working for Fletcher today.  Lucy Hine called here this morning.  I was pleased to see my folks yesterday.  They stayed to dinner then went back to Lanesborough.  My pet laying hen died today.

  Tuesday  October 19, 1886

Cloudy today.  Fletcher has been drawing turnips today and putting siding on the house.  George has been cutting brush for Fletcher today.  He is here tonight.  I have been very busy today.  Am very tired tonight.

 Wednesday  October 20, 1886

Warm and pleasant today.  Fletcher has been siding the house today.  George has been cutting brush.  He went home tonight.  Fletcher went up to the Corners this evening.  Harriet Lewis stayed with me.  The wind is blowing tonight.

 Thursday  October 21, 1886

Pleasant today but very windy.  Fletcher has been siding the house today.  I have felt quite bad today.  Am about down sick.  Do not sleep much nights.  Did not send to the post office today.  The wind has gone down tonight. 

Friday  October 22, 1886

Has been a beautiful day.  Fletcher has been siding the house.  Kate and her children were here this afternoon and stayed to supper.  I slept better last night than common but have felt bad today.  It is a very still evening.  I will get ready for bed.

 Saturday  October 23, 1886

Has been a pleasant day.  Fletcher has been siding the house today.  George cut brush for us this forenoon and worked on the house in the afternoon.  I am about down sick.  Ruthie Fletcher called here today.  She had our horse to go to Thompson.

  Sunday  October 24, 1886

Pleasant but very windy today.  We did not go to church.  I have got a very lame back.  Can hardly get about the house.  Fletcher is well as usual.  I did not send to the post office yesterday.  Should like to get a letter once more.  The wind is blowing tonight.

  Monday  October 25, 1886

Pleasant today.  Rained some last night.  Fletcher went to Thompson this forenoon.  Worked on the house this afternoon.  I can hardly sit up today.  I feel very bad tonight.  Am lame and sick all over.  I will got and lie down.

  Tuesday  October 26, 1886

Pleasant part of the day.  Rained this afternoon and is raining this evening.  I have felt better today.  Fletcher finished siding the house today.  He took me up to Kates this morning.  I stayed till after supper then he came after me.  I got a letter from Laura tonight.

  Wednesday  October 27, 1886

Has rained all day and all last night, is raining this evening.  Fletcher worked in the cellar today.  I am almost sick abed, have got a very lame back.  There was meeting at the Corners Tuesday night, is to be another Friday evening.  It is nine oclock.

  Thursday  October 28, 1886

Has rained all day, is raining this evening.  Fletcher has been working in the cellar today.  Rosa and Anna came here this afternoon with the mail.  There are here this evening.  I am very tired tonight.  It is ten oclock.  We are going to bed.

  Friday  October 29, 1886

Has rained about all day.  Fletcher has been working in the hen house today.  Rosa is here yet.  There is a meeting at the Corners this evening.  It is raining some tonight.  Hope I shall get a letter tomorrow. 

Saturday  October 30, 1886

Cloudy today.  I have been quite sick today.  Have coughed very bad.  George has been cutting brush for Fletcher today.  Rosa is here yet.  Fletcher has been making window shades today.  A pedlar called here this afternoon. 

Sunday  October 31, 1886

Snowed a little last evening, has rained about all day.  We did not go to church today.  Rosa is here yet.  Expects to go home tomorrow.  I have felt a little better today.  It is not raining now.  Fletcher is not as well as usual.

  Monday  November 1, 1886

Has been a pleasant day again.  Rosa went home this afternoon.  Fletcher took her to Thompson Depot.  I have not coughed quite as bad as common today but I feel very bad and sick.  Sent to the office today.  Did not get any letter.

  Tuesday  November 2, 1886

Has been a beautiful day.  Fletcher has been painting window sash today.  I felt very bad today.  Can hardly sit up tonight to write in my diary.  Fletcher went up to the office tonight.  No letter for me.  I will go to bed.

  Wednesday  November 3, 1886

Has been a pleasant day.  I have felt some better today, was sick all night.  Fletcher has been puttying the glass in the windows today.  He worked till two oclock at night.  I was sick and did not sleep.  Hope I shall sleep tonight.

  Thursday  November 4, 1886

Pleasant today but windy.  Ruthie Fletcher came and done the washing for us today.  Fletcher has been working on the cellar wall today.  I slept quite well last night and feel better today.  It is a beautiful evening.

  Friday  November 5, 1886

Has been a pleasant day.  I have been ironing today.  Fletcher fixed one window this forenoon and worked on the dooryard in the afternoon.  I am sick tonight.  Can hardly sit up to write.  I wish I could feel better but guess I never shall.

  Saturday  November 6, 1886

Has rained all day till just night, is snowing this evening.  Fletcher has been working in the cellar today.  I finished the ironing.  We did not sent to the office today.  I have not felt as bad today as I did yesterday.

  Sunday  November 7, 1886

Snowed some last night, has been quite pleasant today.  Comodore Sands called here this morning.  He and his wife are out to Richards on a visit.  We did not go to church today.  My lungs feel very bad tonight.  It is clear this evening.

  Monday  November 8, 1886

Snowed a little last night, quite cold and windy today.  Fletcher has been painting windows today.  I have been baking bread and doing the housework.  I am very tired tonight.  George Fletcher called here today.  It is snowing a little this evening.

  Tuesday  November 9, 1886

Has been a beautiful day.  School commenced at the Corners yesterday.  Fletcher has been painting windows today.  I have been quite sick all day.  Can hardly sit up to write.  Verna Wilcox is up to Lucys doing some sewing for her.  I shall have to go to bed.

  Wednesday  November 10, 1886

Has snowed about all day.  Mr Benidict called here this afternoon.  I have felt better today.  Fletcher went up to Lucys this forenoon, has been building chimney this afternoon.  I did not get any better today.  The school teacher is boarding at Richards, so is Nellie Hubbard.

  Thursday  November 11, 1886

Has been cloudy today.  Fletcher has been working on the henhouse.  I did not send to the post office today.  It is cloudy tonight and looks like a storm.  I swept the cellar out today.  It is nine oclock.

  Friday  November 12, 1886

Has snowed all of the afternoon.  Fletcher has been cutting brush today.  George helped him part of the day.  I have been quite sick all day.  Fletcher went to the office tonight.  Got a letter from Rosa.  It is snowing some tonight and the wind is blowing some. 

Saturday  November 13, 1886

Snowed about 4 inches last night, has snowed some today and the wind has blown hard all day and is blowing hard tonight.  Fletcher has been painting windows sash today.  Tad Lee called here this afternoon.  Got some sage.

  Sunday  November 14, 1886

Snowed some last night, the wind blew very hard all night.  We did not go to church today.  Have seen but very few people pass here today.  We are as well as usual.  It is clear and still this evening.  Hope it will be fair tomorrow.

  Monday  November 15, 1886

Has been pleasant today.  Fletcher has been cutting brush.  Jack Hubbards boys called here tonight after school.  Fletcher painted a window this evening.  I feel quite bad tonight, had the teeth ache some last night.  Hope I shall get a letter tomorrow.  I will go to bed.

  Tuesday  November 16, 1886

Has been a beautiful day.  John and Ansel Lewis have been here painting the house today.  Fletcher has been doing the chores all day.  George Fletcher has been here today cutting brush for Fletcher.  I have felt better today but am very tired tonight.

  Wednesday  November 17, 1886

Has rained all day.  George stayed here last night.  He went home this morning.  Fletcher has been painting windows today.  It has stopped raining but is cloudy and foggy.  I did not get any better today.  We are well as usual.  It is eight oclock.

  Thursday  November 18, 1886

Rained some all last night and rained very hard this morning then cleared off.  I sent a letter to Jane today.  Fletcher has been doing chores today.  We were sick last and slept but very little.  Oliver Andrews called here today.  The wind is blowing tonight.

  Friday  November 19, 1886

Cold and very windy today.  Fletcher made road over in the fallow this forenoon.  George Fletcher came over and they cut brush in the afternoon.  The wind blew hard all last night.  Hope I shall get a letter tomorrow.

  Saturday  November 20, 1886

Has been a pleasant day.  Vernie Wilcox came here this evening.  Fletcher has been cutting brush today.  He went up to the Corners tonight.   I did not get any letter today.  I had a good visit with Vernie.  Have got a head ache tonight.

  Sunday  November 21, 1886

Has been a pleasant day.  We did not go to church.  Jack Hines and Nellie and Verna Wilcox called here today.  We had some singing and playing on the organ.  I have has a bad headache all day.  I did not get any better last night.

  Monday  November 22, 1886

Has been a beautiful day.  I have been very busy today.  Fletcher has been cutting brush.  Mrs Denise Hines called here tonight.  Abba Lee is married and gone to Philadelphia to spend the winter.  She is Mrs Temperton.  I am very tired tonight.  Got up at 6 this morning.

  Tuesday  November 23, 1886

It rained about all last night and has rained all day till just night.  Fletcher has been doing chores around the house all of the day.  I have been busy all day.  We killed and dressed two chickens this evening.  It is ten oclock.

  Wednesday  November 24, 1886

Rained very hard last night but has been pleasant today.  Fletcher has been cutting brush today.  Harriet called here this morning.  Sadie Whipple called here tonight.  I have got a lame back and am very tired tonight.  It is a very still evening.

  Thursday  November 25, 1886

Has snowed very hard all day.  Fletcher cut brush a little while and done chores about the house the rest of the time.  George Fletcher called here this afternoon.  We had chicken for dinner.  I have been very busy today.  The wind is blowing some tonight.

Friday  November 26, 1886

Pleasant today.  Snow fell yesterday about 16 inches.  It blowed and drifted last night.  Fletcher has been chopping today.  I have been doing the housework and some baking.  We are as well as usual.  It is a very still evening.

  Saturday  November 27, 1886

Has been a lovely day.  Fletcher has been chopping.  I have been baking pies and doing other work.  We went up to the church this evening to the Sunday school concert.  It was very nice.  The church was full.  The singing was splendid.  It is eleven oclock. 

Sunday  November 28, 1886

Snowed a little today but has been pleasant most of the time.  We did not got to church today.  Mr henry Whipple called here today.  I have not felt as well today as I did yesterday.  It is quite still tonight.  It is quite still tonight.  It is 8 oclock.

  Monday  November 29, 1886

Has been pleasant today.  Fletcher went to Thompson.  We sent a letter to Dr Kilmer today and one to Rosa.  I have been very busy today.  Fletcher bought a barrel of crackers today.  My lungs pain me very bad tonight.

  Tuesday  November 30, 1886

Snowed all of the forenoon and rained this afternoon.  Bur(?) Lee called here today.  Fletcher has been copping today.  My lungs are some better today.  It does not storm tonight.  It is nine oclock.

  Wednesday  December 1, 1886

Has not been very cold today.  Snowed a little this forenoon.  Fletcher has been chopping today.  Bur(?) Lee commenced to cut wood for Fletcher today.  I went down to Harriets this afternoon.  Saw Nora and Ruthie there.  It is cloudy tonight.

  Thursday  December 2, 1886

Has been very cold and windy today.  One degree above zero this morning.  Fletcher has been doing chores today.  George Fletcher called here tonight.  I was quite sick last night, have felt quite bad today.  The wind is blowing some this evening.

  Friday  December 3, 1886

8 degrees above zero this morning.  The wind blew hard all last night and has blown all this day.  Bur(?) Lee called here this morning.  Fletcher has been doing chores today.  We are as well as usual.  The wind is blowing some tonight.  Sadie Whipple called here tonight.

  Saturday  December 4, 1886

Cold and windy today.  Fletcher has been drawing up some wood.  Jack Hines and Ed Tenant called here this evening.  Ansel brought me a letter tonight from Myra.  My lungs pain me quite bad tonight.  Ruthie Ferries is up on a visit.

Sunday  December 5, 1886

Snowed a little all day and has been quite cold.  We did not go to church today. Heard this evening that Joe is quite sick.  I had quite a bad spell with my lungs last night.  They are better today.  Fletcher is well as usual.

  Monday  December 6, 1886

Has been warm and pleasant today.  Fletcher has been making road today.  Mr Chapel eat supper with us tonight.  He is going to board with us and cut wood for Fletcher.  Joe is quite sick.  Dr Stimpson came there this afternoon.  I was quite bad last night with pain in my side.

  Tuesday  December 7, 1886

Has been quite cold today.  Mr Chapel went away after breakfast and has not come back.  Fletcher went to Thompson today.  Sadie Whipple came here after school.  She is going to stay with me a while.  We are well as usual. It is 9 oclock.

 

Wednesday  December 8, 1886

Has been a beautiful day.  Fletcher has been cutting brush.  Sadie went home tonight to stay til Monday.  Fletcher and I took a ride with Jack tonight down to Joes.   He is better but quite bad yet.  I got a letter form Laura today.  We are well as usual.

  Thursday  December 9, 1886

Has been a beautiful day.  Fletcher has been drawing wood today.  Nora came here this afternoon visiting.  I was sick all last night.  Have not sit up all the time today.  I feel very bad tonight.  It is lovely evening.

  Friday  December 10, 1886

Has been another pleasant day.  Fletcher has been sawing and splitting wood today.  I have felt some better today but feel bad and tired out tonight.  There was a poor beggar woman called here today.  It is very light and pleasant tonight.  Hope I shall feel better tomorrow.

  Saturday  December 11, 1886

Has been a beautiful day.   Fletcher has been doing chores today.  He went to the office tonight.  I did not get any letter.  I have felt very bad today.  Can hardly sit up.  It is a lovely evening.  My back aches very bad tonight.

  Sunday  December 12, 1886

Some cloudy today.  The wind is blowing some tonight.  I have been sick today.  Have not set up all of the time.  Fletcher expects to start for Honesdale in the morning before light.  Ansel called here today.  So did Richard and Will Brown and Kate and the children.

  Monday  December 13, 1886

Rained some this morning, then snowed.  Fletcher went to Thompson before light to take the cars for Honesdale.  Ansel went with him.  Sadie Whipple is staying with me tonight.  Harriet and Nora and Ruthie called here this afternoon.  I have felt some better today.

  Tuesday  December 14, 1886

Cloudy most of the day.  Fletcher came home tonight.  Brought me a new pair of shoes.  Sadie went home tonight.  I am very tired tonight and have got the side ache.  I will go to bed and try to sleep.

  Wednesday  December 15, 1886

Has been a blustering day.  Fletcher went up to the Corners this morning.  I have been very busy today.  Have felt about as usual.  The wind is blowing some tonight.  Hope it will be pleasant tomorrow for we want to do the washing.

  Thursday  December 16, 1886

Windy and cold today.  Five degrees below zero this morning.  Fletcher and I done the washing today.  I am very tired tonight.  The weather is moderating some.  Hope I shall get a letter Saturday.

  Friday  December 17, 1886

Cold but pleasant today.  Fletcher has been doing chores today.  Charles and Bur(?) Lee called here tonight.  I have been very busy today.  We are as well as usual.  It is a very still evening.

  Saturday  December 18, 1886

Has snowed about all day, is not very cold tonight.  Joe was in here this morning.  Sent some letters to the office by him, one for Laura and one for Myra.  Jack called here this forenoon.  Fletcher has been doing chores today.  We are as well as usual.

  Sunday  December 19, 1886

Warm and cloudy today.  I am not feeling as well again.  We did not go to church today.  I have felt very lonesome all day.  I wish I could here form some of my folks.  There had a good many people gone by here to church tonight.  It is nine oclock.

  Monday  December 20, 1886

Cloudy and mild today.  I have been ironing today.  Fletcher sawed a little wood.  There was a colored man preached in the church last evening. He lectures there tonight.  Jack Hines called here today.  It is a still evening.

  Rest of diary entries missing.

  Bills Receivable

Jan 8 - No of eggs sold 1 doz and 10    .44

Jan 20 - 4 doz eggs                               1.00

Jan 29 - 3 doz and 8 eggs                       .88

Feb 6  - 1 doz and 11 eggs                     .94

Feb 16 - 5 doz and 1 egg                      1.22

Mar 9 14 doz and 2 eggs                   2.55

Mar 15 5 doz and 7 eggs                   1.00

Apr 21 -  31 doz and 4 eggs                 3.92

May 21 22 doz                                   2.75

May 29 6 doz eggs                              .78

Jun 8 5 doz and 7                                 .73

Jun 12 3 doz eggs                                 .39

Jun 29 9 doz and 1                               1.18

Jul 5 4 and doz eggs                          .58

Jul 17 8 and doz eggs                      1.19

Jul 27 2 doz and 9 eggs                         .38

Aug 18 11 doz and 9 eggs                   1.64

Aug 30 4 doz eggs                                 .56

Oct 14 17 doz eggs                              2.72

Dec 24 11 and doz eggs                  2.89

  Cash Account January

    For Record                        3.00

    For Feed                                            1.10

    For Diary                                           .45

    Hair Restorer                                     .40

    For Sheets                                         2.0?

    Crackers                                             .05

    Postage                                              .24

    For Horse                          .50

                                                .35

    For Medicine                    1.00

    For Freight                                        .25

    For Drugs                                          .08

    For Medicine                    .37

    For Medicine                    5.00

    For Postage                                       .22

    For Picture

    For Pills                              .25                  1.50

 

Cash Account February

2 For Books                                       3.02

6 For Feed                                          1.10

6 Stove Rod                                       .10

8 For Book                         .25

9 For butter                                        .42

10 For medicine                    3.00

  Cash Account March

9 Flour and pepper                    .80

9 Lamp shade                                    .08

9 Feed                                                 2.20

11 For books                      2.00

13 For hay                          3.00

15 For wood                       13.20

15 For ? and ?                                    1.40

19 For pictures                  19.80

24 For hay                          10.00

26 For medicine                .50

29 From Rosa                     5.50

29 For pen holder     .15

30 For medicine                4.20

30 For blueing and soap                                2.05

30 For postage                                  .24


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