Quite a mist all day. Children went to school. I sent a card to Sidney at Hannibal. Rec'd some parsnip and cucumber seed from Susie. Got 2 duck eggs, one was awfully large and soft shelled. Mora's throat is swelled and sour.
Cloudy. Rainy at night. Children at school. Sidney went to Fulton 8 a.m. Susie, Mable, Myrtle and the baby came at 10 a.m. and started for home at 3:15 .m. they brought a loaf of bread and 2 lemon pies. I gave her some seed and let her take Cassy's beads for the baby. I found one ducks egg.
Cool, cloudy most of day, very high wind tonight. Mora and Maud went to Little France early a.m., got 1/2 # flour and .10c cookies. Got Russel's wagon. Mora went to school at 11 a.m., rode with Arthur Getman in auto. Maud was all in so stayed home. Memphis and Cassy went in morning. Mrs. Emily House called this eve. to see Sidney about digging a ditch for her.
Rainy a.m., fair p.m. Children went to school. Rec'd a letter from Sidney, enclosed .50c coin. Mr. Wilson came but he did not have any flour. Russel girls came for an hour this eve. Mr. Russel came for them. Mora took a little hulled corn to Bell, eve. I let the ducks out and they went off in the swail a.m.
Beautiful day. Froze quite hard last night, ice and ground was froze hard. Sidney started for Fulton at 7 a.m. with 2 scrolls. The children went to school. I went out to the trap Sidney set for a woodchuck, and the drake heard me and followed the children and myself back home. I hulled a lot of corn and it is just fine too.
Snow and rain all a.m. Children went to school. Sidney went in the swail and got the ducks but could not get the drake. I went with him tonight but could not call him off. Sidney called on Mr. Smith, came around by E.B. Potters, got 1/2 bu. corn on the cob, had a mess of cowslips for dinner.
Rainy. Harry House called to ask Sidney to help him, p.m., but it rained so hard he did not go. Alf. Russel came and moved his furniture in the rain. Ducks did not come up tonight. Sidney and I looked for them but did not find them. Snowed some.
Rainy a.m., pleasant p.m. Paul was very sick all night, better tonight. Sidney came a little past 5 p.m., brought 1/2 # flour, 5# rice, 1/2 # coffee, some sugar, can molasses, can milk and bk powder, also lard, besides his scroll. A load alright. Gone to prayer meeting eve. Mora and Maud with him. Sent Maud Cronans flour by them. Mora got a peck of potatoes off Russel's. Mr. Wilson came, I got 10# graham flour off him. Red hen died.
Cloudy most all day, commenced to rain at 7 p.m. Sidney went away at 7:30, toward Fulton. Mora and Maud went to Maud Potter's and got some milk. Mora also went to Russels, got some rural N.Y.'s. Memphis and Cassy carried some bell peppers and Maud, Memphis and Cassy and the Russel girls went and picked some wintergreen berries p.m.
Fair. Sidney cut wood, trimmed some trees on other side of road, went to Jim Potter's got 1/2 bu. turnips and various odd jobs. I washed, all of us kept busy. Mrs. Russel and girls came a.m. also the ragman paid me for the rags he got here his other trip.
Nice a.m. Rain and snow p.m. Sidney went away with the scroll at 6 a.m. Mora, Memphis and Cassy went to school, very slushy coming home. Russel girls stopped for them this morning. Mrs. Russel stopped in awhile. Mr. Wilson came, his first trip this year.
Cloudy a.m. Fair p.m. Sidney helped buzz wood at Russel's a.m. Canvessed p.m., ate supper at North Constantia. Got 1# crackers. Mora went to Potter's, got some milk. Her nose bled twice. Maud has sore throat swelled quite badly. Paul has walked alone all over house today.
Cool, rain and snow p.m. and eve. Maud has been sick, vomited. Feels a little better tonight. She hasn't eaten since morning. Sidney went over to Potter's, got some sour mild. Mr. Russel called at the door, the little girls stopped in this morning on their way to school.
Froze quite thick ice last night. Everything white with frost this morning. Lovely all day. Mrs. Russel and her two grandchildren came a.m., she borrowed some soda. Sidney finished turning the orchard, it looks fine. Harry House brought the shoe strings Sidney forgot and left on counter at Beasonson's on Saturday. Mora went to Bell's, carried a bottle of oil to Maud Cronan, also went down to Nell Fisher's and got some wrappers Nell gave her to cut over for the little ones. Maud stepped on a nail, pierced her big toe quite bad.
White frost this morning, beautiful day. Sidney went to W. Monroe early around on the Pinnacle. Helped James tap trees, got an ax helve, some pop corn and left there 5:30. Went to W. Monroe, got some groceries and got home about 8 p.m. I finished my washing, Mora ironed some. We all have got colds except Sidney.
Froze up last night but snow went fast today. Sap runs good. Sidney went down on the Pinnacle, got a pail of buckwheat flour and Susie sent 2 dresses to Mora by him. I washed 3 loads so far this week and have got another washing for tomorrow. Paul was quite sick last night. Has not felt well today, better tonight. Northern light shown plainly tonight.
Beautiful, but very bad going as the snow is still very deep and clumps to the ground. Sidney started to work but could not get in the woods on account of water. He got a pail of milk off Maud Potter. Claud Bryant got his horse down in the road.
Warm, thawing with a rush. Mora went to Fisher's. Nell gave her some wrappers for me to cut over. Sidney went to work but Claud had to work for Elmer Cottett, so he got 1/2 bu. corn, a pail of milk and came home. Cut us some wood and taped some more trees. Sap runs pretty good. I hulled some corn.