DIARY OF MRS. NANCY ROSETTA BARRON
Feb the 12 Wenesday 1879
It rained and snowed all day and got colder at night. Wade stade here all night.
Feb the 14 Friday
Still snowing and then the sun shining with the thermometer at ten degrees above zero. I have just finished quilting my
old woolen bed quilt. Thomas and Mary Martus came here in the evening from Geroge Hoaglands. It is very cold.
Feb the 15 Saturday
I finished binding my old woolen bed quilt. Mary E. Martus was here all day and at evening our Mary, Thomas, Mary Martus
and Bill Smith and stayed all night. Not quite so cold today.
Feb the 16 Sunday
Quite mild today. John and I went to Mr. Wykes. We started at three o'clock and got back a little after dark. John took
Mary up to our School house to meeting. Mr. Odell preached or tried to. John had all of the chores to do after that.
Feb the 17 Monday
I have washed all day and am verry tiard. Mary to School
Feb the 18 Tuesday
John and I have been to Linden. He got the horses shod, I took twenty lbs butter and eighteen doz eggs. I sold butter to
Jo Middlesworth for thirteen cts a pound and the eggs to Mart Agee for thirteen cts a doz. We went up to Mr. Farebanks to
dinner and made quite a visit.
Feb the 19 Wednesday
Slath and Bill Smith have been chopping and sawing wood and have been changing back and forth a week or more. Ellen has
been here, her Pa took her home at night. The School teacher came here to stay all night. It is snowing this afternoon and
Feb the 20
Quite cold, verry cold. Brown Hyatt and wife were here, they came with a carriage but had better came with a cutter as
the sleighing is quite good. I let them have eleven lbs of butter for thirteen cts a pound. John was sick last night with
his old night complaint caused by eating fresh meat. Stelly Whitehead came here from school to stay all night. I made the
fires this morning.
Feb the 21 Friday
John and I have been to George Hoaglands. We brought Ann home with us to stay a few dayes. It is verry cold. Thomas came
home with us. It is verry cold.
Feb the 22 Saturday
Ann and I went up to Slathes in the afternoon. John took us. Elva, Johney and Maud were their. Thomas came after us.
Feb the 23
It is still verry cold and the wind blowes at a fearful rate. Ann, John and I went to Edwards in the sutter on almost bare
ground. Fred Hoagland came over after his mother and Thomas but it is so cold his mother will not go.
Feb the 24 Monday
Not quite so cold. I washed, got dine [sic] at foure o'clock. Mary E. Martus came after her Mother and brought Martha Talman
from Linden with her. Martha will stay all night. I made the fires this morning.
Feb the 25 Tuesady [sic]
Not quite so cold. It snowed this forenoon, pleasant this afternoon. Martha walked home this morning. I made the fires
Feb the 26 Wednesday
Not verry cold, snowed all the forenoon. John went to Linden with a saw log in the afternoon. The School teacher stayes
here to night. Passable sleighing. I made on fire the morning.
Feb the 27 Thursday
Verry cold, thermometer down to zero this morning. John went to Linden with another saw log in the morning. Edward brought
Elva and Maud here in the afternoon and came after them at night. William Smith has worked here on month, his time was out
last night, he left this morning. I made the fires this morning.
Feb 28 Friday
Verry cold, snowed in the afternoon. Mr. Chamberlain came and helped John off with a load of wheat for which he got 90
cts per bushel.
March the 1 Saturday
It is verry warm for the time of year, it thaws fast. Mr. Chamberlain is here again helping John off with another load
of wheat. George Hoagland came here at noon, we got him some dinner. I went to Mrs. Chamberlains in the afternoon. John came
after me at night. We expected Mr. Farebank and wife here but they did not come. I made one fire this morning.
March the 2 Sunday
Good winter weather but no sleighing. Lewis Lahring and Mr Wykes and Wife have been here, they come at 3 oclock and stayed
till eight in the evening. William smith back to work a few dayes more. He took Thomas to Linden on the way back to his School.
Ed Smith was here in the evening. I made the fires this morning.
March the 3 Monday
Verry pleasant day, thaws. Will Smith drawed a lode of wheat to Linden in the forenoon and John one in the afternoon I
washed and put a quilt on the frames, my dimon basket.
March the 4 Tuesday
Warm for the time of year. John Corby and a Perine boy are packing apples here. John sold them to Mr. Leal a Merchant and
produce byer of Linden for on dollar and 15 cts per bbl. Leal furnished the barrels. Corby stayed all night. It is the last
day of our winter School, Mary has been every day, it was a four months School. Mary drawed the frist prize, it was a silver
plated napkin ring. John drawed a lode of wheat to Linden in the afternoon.
March the 5 Wednesday
Getting quite warm and muddy. John drawed two lodes of wheat to Linden. Corby and Pearine are packing apples. Corby went
home at night, the boy stayed all night. John started to night with Lewis Lahring to a cattle sale to morrow at howel. They
are going to Elick Orrs to stay all night to night. I made the fires this morning.
March the 6 Thursday
It is getting verry muddy. They finished packing apples at 10 oclock, they went to Ewards to pack his apples. He had 27
barrels, we had 79 barrels. John got home from the cattle sale at 10 oclock to night. I set a hen to day. Edward, Slath and
will Smith drawed a lode of apples apiece to linden depot I made the fires this morning.
March the 7 Friday
It is verry muddy. Will smith Left for good this morning he had a Lame rist. John, Slath and Walter Gillispie drawed each
a lode of apples to Linden. John brought Sally and Rena home with him on their way home from Annarbor. He took them home from
here at night. We had tirkey for dinner. Thomas and Fred Hoagland came at night. Ellen and Elva have been helping quilt, they
came afoot. I made the fires this morning.
March the 8 Saturday
Berry warm and muddy. John and I went to Linden. John went up to Fenton on the cars, stayed to Brown Hyatts while he was
gone. I took 19 lbs of butter, sold it to Dr Harris for 14 cts a pound and 6 doz eggs for on cent a piece, got home about
5 oclock. I made the fires this morning.
March the 9 Sunday
Warm and awful muddy and a thunder shower in the afternoon. John & I went to Mr Wises to see and carry them a few things
to eat. they are Sick and Verry destitute. We came around by Lewis Lahrings and staied to supper. Jack Whitehead took Thomas
& Fred Hoagland ever to George Hoaglands in the afternoon.
March the 10 Monday
Verry warm. Thermometor up to 17, snow all gone except a few banks. I washed, got done at 3 oclock and then quilted until
1 half past 9. Rained a small thunder shower in the even ing. A Dolphus Johnson commensed work for the season, he works for
small wages till the first of April, then 18 dollars a month for 6 months, he gets his own washing done. I
made the fires this morning.
March the 11 Tuesday
A very little colder than it was last night. John and Mary went to George Hoaglands. Mary is going to stay a few days,
she will vlsit Thomas School. John got back at dark, he had Ed King with him, he ate supper here. I quilted until I half past
9 in the evening.
March the 12 Wednesday
Mild nice weather for the time of year. I done the house
qork and quilted till half past 8 in the evening.
March the 13 Thursday
The wind blew all night last night at a fearful rate but not verry cold. It does not frieze any, the snow is all off the
ground. I have been doing the house work and quilting and am tiared as can be. Johnney came here at 9 oclock in the evening
from Chases prayer meeting to go with his Grand Pa to visit Thoms School to marrow. I set a hen in the old Duck pen
I made the fires this morning.
March the 14 Friday
Snowed last night so it wintery this morning but not verry cold. John to Georg Hoaglands after Mary, he took Johnney witn
him. it is the last day of Thomas School, he taught 5 months. Ben and Nora Boice have been here, Nora to dinner and both of
them to supoer' Johnney stayed here all night. I made the fires this morning.
March the 15 Saturdav
It got verry cold last night and snowed a verry little, it is verry cold to day, the Thermometer down to 12 degrees abolow
[sic] zero. The roads are verry rough. I got my quilt off at 9 oclock. The men set in the house all day. Johnney is here all
day and all night again. I made the fires this morning.
March the 16 Sunday
Not auite so cold. Lewis Lahring came here and so did Slathes folks. Dolah went to Linden, Thomas and John are at home.
so is Marv & I. John went to meeting in the evening. Dolph got home at 9 oclock in the evening. Johnnev went home at 10
oclock. I made the fires this morning.
March the 17 Mondav
Quite cold yet. Marv and I washed and got done before dinner. We put a quilt on after dinner, my quilt peased with a cross
piece in the middle. Dolph and Thomas drawed 2 loads of hay from the Beard Barn. John went to Linden with a load of Corn and
Oats to get ground for fead. I made the fires
March the 18 Tuesday
Verrv cold raw weather, snowed a verry little. Mary and
I have been quilting. Thomas and Dolph cleaned up 28 bags of wheat. John went to Port Huron with Lewis Lahring, started
at 7 in the morning. Ed Bently took them to Hambleton Depot.
March the 19 Wednesday
Cold yet. Mr Hirst was here to sell us an Organ not do it. Dolf drawed one load of wheat to Linden. Mary and I have been
quilting, Ellen come at 3 oclock and helped us. Thomas is not verry well. I made the fires this morning.
March the 20 Thursday
Not quite so cold. I got my quilt off at 10 oclock in the evening. John got home from Port Huron, the Cars stopped and
let him and Lewis off. Thomas and Mary and Dolph went to Slathes in the evening. Thomas and Dolph come home, Mary stayed all
night. I made the fires this morning.
March the 21 Friday
Warm and pleasant, the spring Birds are singing, the ground is bare and the roads are verry good. I went to Linden with
Edward and Elva, I took 18 Ibs of butter and 15 doz eggs I got 14 cts a pound for the Butter and 10 cts a dozen for the eggs.
Thomas took a load of wheat to Linden in the forenoon. John took one in the afternoon. John took the buggy wheel to get it
mended. I made the fires this morning.
March the 22 Saturday
Stormy, snowed amost all day. thawed some in the afternoon. John drawed a load of wheat to Linden in the afternoon. Thomas
went to Fenton, took the cars and went to Durand, from their to Flushing. I made the fires this morning.
March the 23 Sunday
Warm and pleasant, the snow that came yesterday all went off. Orren Whitehead is here, Dolph went to Linden, he got home
at 10 oclock at night. Marv and I got ready to go to meeting but found it was so muddy we would not go but stayed at home.
r read a chapter in the Bible and then commensed Reading Theology of Universalism and was
March the 24 Monday
Marv and I have qot washed, done a little after noon. Mary cut out a night dress and I done sundry things. John went to
Flint, Dolph went to Linden. It stormed rain, hail and snow. It cleared off at night.
March the 25 Tuesday
Frosty this morning, berry pleasant through the day. John came home from Flint. Got here at 4 oclock. Fred Collins came
about the same time, he stayed all nite. Dolph went to Edwards after a load of corn. I made the fires thes morning. Mr Annis
died at Linden.
March the 26 Wednesday
Quite a snowey day but the snow melts as fast as it comes. John went to Linden with a load of oats and corn to get ground
for fead. Fred Collins went home with him. John got home at dark.
March the 27 Thursday
The ground is white with snow this morning but it is all off at noon, quite warm and getting muddy again. John went to
Lewis Lahrings after Clover seede in the morning and in the afternoon to Linden after his fead, he did not bring it home last
night. It snowed so fast he got home at dark. I set a hen in the smoak house, one of the Beard hens.
March the 28 Friday
Not very cold but very muddy. I finished binding my 2 quilts that we have quilted lately. Rained a very hard thunder shower.
I made the fires this morning.
March the 29 Saturday
It does not frieze any, very mudy. Mr Farebank his Wife and Daughter Lucinda were here. Dolph went to Argentine in the
afternoon to caucus, got home before dark. I made the fires this morning.
March the 30 Sunday
Cold but does not frieze any. Dolph went to Linden. Mary went to Lewis Lahrings with Slathe, he went after Ellen and the
Children, they stayed their all night. I churned. John
layes on the lounge sleeping while I am writing. Mary got home at 5 oclock, so did Dolph, it has been a lonesome day. I
made the fires this morning.
March the 31 Monday
Quite cold, froze hard last night, pleasant through the day. Mary and I washed, got done at 11 oclock. I went to Slathes
and took Aggie home, she stayed here last night. Dolph went to
Owosso, got home at 12 oclock at night. I herd frogs comming home
from Slathes for the fi~st time this spring. I made the fires this morning.
April the 1 Tuesday
Snowed this morning but melted as fast as it came. Mary. John & I went to Linden. I took 17 lbs of Butter and 13 doz
eggs. sold them to Spencer. the Butter for 13 cts a pound. the eggs for 9 cts a doz. Got home at 5 oclock. It
is growing cold verv fast. I made the fires this morning.
April the 2 Wednesday
The wind Blows and it is very cold, froze hard last night, quite pleasant in the afternoon. John went to Slathes in the
morning, Got back at 10 oclock, brought Wade with him, he stayed for dinner. John went to Dodders, he stayed their to dinner.
April the 3 Thursday
It looks wintery this morning and is very cold and blows and snows, froze hard last night and is very rough. John Beard
and Wife and Allie here at 5 oclock. Thomas got home from Flushing 15 minnets before them. At bed time the ground is white
April the 4 Friday
It looks wintery. John Beards folks stayed to dinner and then started for home and John started for Argentine. Mr Blackmore
and a boy were here to dinner. John got home at 5 oclock. I make the fires.
April the 5 Saturday
Very cold in the morning. The ground froze hard, pleasant in the afternoon. I went to Edwards, Johnney came home with me,
stayed all night.
April the 6 Sunday
A little warmer. Martha Talman came here at noon. Mr. Fletcher and Mary Fletcher came and then Frank Chase came and then
Lewis, Sally and will Lahring came. Johnney went to Sunday School from here and then home. Otis Whitehead was here in the
morning. Lewises folks went to meeting at 5 oclock. Mary went with them, Sanborn preached.
April the 7 Monday
Cool in the morning. The men folks are all gone to Town meeting. Dolph got home at one oclock, the rest after dark. Ellen,
Wade and Aggie came in the afternoon. Mary and I washed in the forenoon and put Maryes knot quilt on in the afternoon.
April 8 Tuesdav
Getting quite warm and pleasant. Frank Chase stayed here last night, he and Thomas started at noon on a Book agent tour.
Mr Fox and his grand son were here to dinner, they bought our old gray Cow and Calf for 35 dollars. Mrs Dodder was here visiting
in the afternoon.
April the 9 Wednesday
Getting quite nice weather. John took Mary to Hamleton station, she is going to Mr Begoles. John got back at 12 oclock,
he brought a cake of maple sugar, he paid 12 cts a pound for it. After dinner he started for Fenton, he got home a little
after dark. it commensed to rain at 5 oclock and ra1ned all night. I made the fires this morning.
April the 10 Thursday
Raining this morning, the ground is getting a little Green. Quite Warm. It stopped raining at 10 oclock but kept cloudy
all day,grew colder at night. I am quilting what time I get from doing house work. Dolph is sowing clover seeds.
April the 11 Friday
Quite cool, it froze some last night. John and I went to Linden, we found the wind very cold. I was very cold when we got
home. We took 21 lbs of Butter for which I got 15 cts pound and 6 doz eggs 10 cts a doz. Fred Hoagland came here to
let us know Frank Hoaglands Baby was dead. Arnold Dodder brought us a yang lamb we will rais it by hand if it lives.
April the 12 Saturday
Very frosty last night but pleasant through the day but cold wind. John and I went to Frank Hoaglands babes funeral, it
was aged 2 weeks so fades the lovely blooming flower. We got home at 6 oclock. Thomas got back from his Book agency tour at
10 oclock. We were to bed.
April the 13 Sunday
Raining in the morning, cleared off at 10 oclock. Dolph went to Linden, got back at 5 oclock. John and Thomas and I were
at home all day, no one here, very lonesome.
April the 14 Monday
Warmer than it has been for a few dayes past. I have washed, got done at 3 oclock. John went to Linden with a lode of corn
and oats to get ground for fead. Dolph finished sowing clover seede and then helped Thomas and John Wise tag sheepe, they
taged all of the sheepe. John got done at 4 oclock.
April the 15 Tuesday
Pleasant but cool. Thomas got Orrens buggy and went to Ganes after Mary, she has Just came from Mr Begoles, she stayed
to Art Commins all night, they got here exactly at 12 oclock. Thomas went to the Hoagland School house (whare he taught school
last winter) in the afternoon, their was to be a debate in the evening. He got home at 12 oclock at night, he delivered a
temperance lecture that evening. John and Dolph killed a hog in the afternoon.
April the 16 Wednesday
Cold and cloudy, the sun shone a little in the middle of the day. John went to Linden with the Hog he killed yesterday
it weighed 200 and 70 pounds, he got 4 1/2 cts a pound, he got home at noon. Thomas and Dolph drawed rails. Frank Chase was
here to dinner, a begger was here to breakfast. John went to Lewis Lahrings to see his new blooded cattle hes been bying,
he stayed to supper. I set 2 hens on tirky eggs for the first this season.
April the 17 Thursday
It 1S very cold for the time of year. John and Tnomas drawed 3 loads of wheat to Jo Middlesworth. Dolph helped clean it
uP. sold 200 bushels for 95 cts a bushel.
April the 18 Friday
The wind is very cold but the sun shines quite warm. John drawed on load of wheat to Linden to Jo Middesworth the last
losd of 200 bushels he has just sold for 95 cts a bushel He fetched home a load of plaster with him, he went after another
load in the afternoon. Ellen came in the agternoon to help us quilt. Aggie came with her.
April the 19 Saturday
Cold and frosty in the morning. Thomas and Dolph have been sowing plaster and went fishing in the evening but got no fish.
Mary and I got the quilt off, it was Maryes knot.
April the 20 Sunday
Frost last night but a little warmer through the day. Two Mr Chapins and their wives and a little Bay were here to dinner.
so was Miran Harris and Ike Brown. Dolph went to Linden, he got back at 6 oclock. Thomas to Larges, Gillispies, Winslows and
Edwards. John went to Lewis Lahrings, also those 4 men that were here.
April 21 Monday
It is getting some warmer but their was quite a frost last night. Mary and I have washed, got done at noon. Thomas and
Dolph sawed plaster in the forenoon and commensed spring plowing in the afternoon. John has been choreing round, burned same
earn stalk, they plowed the little west lot for oats.
April 22 Tuesday
The men folks are Sawing oats and draging them in the little west lot. A man by the name of Runnion stayed here last night
and was here to supper and breakfast. 3 men here to dinner, a Mr Dickerman and Simons and Tack. The men commensed ploughing
an the Baird place in the afternoon. Harvey came over to let us know that Brother William was not expected to live, he got
a telagram from them. It is very warm for the time of year. I made fire this morning.
April the 23 Wednesday
It is very warm. Thomas and Dolph are plowing on the Baird place. Mary went to Edwards in the afternoon. did not find Elva
at home, so she went to Ellens.
April 24 Thursday
The wind blows very hard and coal. Johnney came here in the morning, rode with Mrs Large. Mary went home with him at noon,
they rode with Edward, he came after barley for seede.
April 25 Friday
It is warm and windy. A Mr Stone was here to dinner, he had his horses fed hay and oats, he paved 40 cts. I went to Mrs
Cases but did not find her at home so I went to Lewis Lahrings. They had a Quilt on so I helped quilt. Mary finished binding
her quilt. we have just been quilting. Thomas & Jeloh finished plowing on the Baird place. John is about sick with a stie
an his eye.
April the 26 Saturday 1879
It 1S very warm and dry. it threatens ra1n every day but does not rain. John and I went to Linden, we took 15 lbs of butter
and 16 doz eggs, got 14 cts a pound for the butter and 8 cts a doz for the eggs.
April the 27 Sunday
John and I went to Charles Diyinnies with Lewis and Salgot,Found them all well. Dolph went to Linden, got back half past
6. I make the fire this morning.
April the 28 Monday
It rained a shower last night but cleared off this morning. Mary and I have washed, got done at 3 oclock. John Baird Junior
came here, they were here to dinner~ they came after the cow John sold him 3 weeks before for 60 dollars. Thomas and Dolph
went fishing in the evening, got a very small mess & cleaned them. I made the fire this morning.
April the 29 Tuesday
It is very windy weather. I went to Slathes in the after noon. I took the little brown Bird I caught in the hen house yesterday
morning. I made the fires this morning.
April the 30 Wednesday
It is very cold and windy. The Boys sowinng Baird Oats on the Baird place. Nothing of much note to day. I made the fire
May the 1 Thursday
It is very cold, we had a hard frost last night, the sun shines to day but the wind is very cold. I made soap and carried
it all down seller, a big lot of it, about 2 barrels and am almot used up. Mary done most all of the house work. Thomas and
Dolph have been getting in oats, they went fishing in the evening, got a few fish, gave them to Large for the use of the spear.
I made the fire this morning.
May the 2 Friday
Their was another hard frost last night. I got dandaline greens for dinner. Old Mrs Croft was here in the afternoon visiting.
We had 2 men here to suppeeer, they are going to paint the corn crib next weeke. I made the fire this moring.
May the 3 Saturday
It froze again last night. The Boys finished sowing and draging oats in the fore noon, drawed manure on the potatoe ground
in the afternoon. John and mary & I went to Linden in the after noon on a lode of corn and oats to get ground for feede.
Mary got a new dress 20 cts and took it to Mrs Corby to be made. I took 7 lbs of butter and 6 doz eggs, butter 12 cts &
eggs 8 cts. We got back at dark. Bertha Whitehead rode from linden to the School house with us on her way home from Geroge
Hoaglands. I made the fire.
May the 4 Sunday
A cold rain in the morning, stopped raining about 8oclock but clowdy untill 2 Oclock, then cool and windy,. Ellen came
to go to meeting at 5 oclock, I went with her, Sanborn Preached. Slath & the Children stayed here. Mr Wykes and his son
John were here a little while. Dolph went to Linden, got back at 6 oclock. Thomas at home.
May the 5 Monday
It is very cold and very windy. We have 2 men here paint ing the corn house. John went to Linden to get the ground feeae
he took down Saturday. Thomas plowed the West garden. Mary & I washed, got done at 2 oclock, commensed house cleaning.
Dolph spred manure. I made the fire this morning.
May the 6 Tuesday
It is very very cold for the time of year, it froze last night. John went to Linden after a lode of plaster. Mary and I
are house cleaning, we churned, the painters finished the corn house and painted the citchen floor & the south stoope.
May the 7 Wednesday
It is very cold weather for May. Mary & I took up the carpet and cleaned the sitting room and got it down all ready
for the nails. The painters left this morning. John has been plouhging yesterday after noon & to day.
May the 8 Thursday
Another hard frost last night. Mary and I nailed the carpet down in the sitting room and blacked the stove and stratened
things in hteir jenirally, very tiard.
May the 9 Friday
Frost last night. Mary cleaned the parlor, I got dandaline greens for dinner. Elva, Johnney, Maud and Fronie Chamberlain
were here in the afternoon. Thomas and Dolph finished plowing the corn ground. Edward was here to Supper. John finished getting
potatoes oute of the ground whare they wintered.
May the 10 Saturday
We finished cleaning house. It is a little warmer than it has been lately. John and Mary went to linden in the agter noon,
got back about dark. Fred Hoagland came here at dark, he walked from Linden. I made the fire.
May the 11 Sunday
It is getting warmer. Mary and I went to Harveys to see the little twin Babyes, one was dead & the other pretty near
dead. Fred Hoagland here all day. I churned. Dolph went to Linden.
May the 12 Monday
It is very warm. Fred started for home this morning. Mary & I washed, got done at 2 oclock. To day is very warm and
dry. School commensed. We had the first mess of asparagas of the season. Maryes Bird layed its first egg and commensed to
May the 13 Tuesday
It is very warm and dry. I colord some rags copras for carpet. I made the fire this morning.
May the 14 Wenesday
Very warm, no rain yet. Thomas helped Slath plant corn, John went to Linden in the afternoon. I rode to Mrs Cases with
him, did not find her at home, I went ot Mr Dodders, found her their, I and her stayed untill night. It rained a big shower
towards night. John got back from Linden Just as it comensed to rain, he was their to supper, we got home about dark.
May the 15 Thrusday
It is clowdy and rainy and quite cool. I am fussing with young chickens and tirkeys to save them it is so wet and cool.
John drawed 2 lodes of wheat to Linden, He sold to Jo Middles worth for one dollar a busher, got home after supper. The boys
have been marking potatoe ground.
May the 16 Friday
Very cool, almost a frost last night. Mary and I cleaned the milk sellar in the forenoon. Mary went to Mr Chamberlains
in the afternoon. John went to Linden in the afternoon with a lode of potatoes, he sold them for 65 cts a bushel, got home
after supper. The Boys commensed planting potatoes. I made the fire this morning.
May the 17 Saturday
Very cool nights and warm days. Thomas and Dolph finished planting potatoes and commensed planting corn. John & I went
to Linden with th big waggon, he took some apples and potatoes, I took Butter, Lard and eggs, 21lbs of butter sold for 13
cts a pound, lard 63 lbs 6 cts a pound, 6 doz eggs 6 cts a doz. Fot back at 2 oclock. Mary done the wash. I brought her a
lot of new things.
May the 18 Sunday
Very cool again last night, almost a frost. Slath and Thomas went a fishing. Got some fish. Slath took them all. Ellen
and the children stayed here. Dolph and Thomas went to Linden last evening. Dolph got back at 9 oclock to night.
May the 19 Monday
Quite cool again last night. Mary washed. I done the house work, the boys are planting corn. Mr Terry was here to dinner.
John draged the Garden and planted some seeds.
May the 20 Tuesday
Cool nights and hot days, very hot to day. The boys are planting corn on the Baird place, Slath is helping them. Mr Martin
was here, he came to docter a sick cow, John went afteer him. Mary is cutting and making her a calico saque.
May the 21 Tuesday
It is very cool. John and I to Fenton, I was quite cold and chilly when we got home about 7 oclock. Thomas and Dolph finished
planting corn. One armed Johnson came here to paint the grainery. I took 14 doz eggs to Linden, sold them for 6 cts a doz.
May the 22 Friday
Cool, quite a frost last night. I went to Asas with Ellen. Johney was here to dinner & Wade to supper.
May the 23 Friday
It keep cool nights, the sun is hot in the day, it is very dry and dusty. Mary went to Slathes in the morning, stayed untill
May the 24 Saturday
Cool last night but hot to day, it is very dry and dusty Johnson finished painting the grainery and painted the parlor
porch. John and Johnson went to Linden after paint to Finish up with after supper. Fronie Chamberlain was here to supper.
Thomas went home with her. I made the fire this morning.
May the 25 Sunday
Cool and cloudy all day. John Wykes came here, so did Suard Fletcher and Fronie Chamberlain. Mary, Thomas and I went to
our School house to meeting, Barnum preached. Dolph went to Linden, got back at 10 oclock at night.
May the 26 Monday
Cool and dry yet. Mary and I washed, got done before dinner. Mary went to Edwards in the afternoon. Johney came home with
her to stay all night. Johnson painted the west room flore and the sitting room follow.
May the 27 Tuesday
Cool and hazy and dry. John and I went to Harveys little babes funeral, got home about 1 oclock. Thomas and Dolph commensed
ploughing summer follow.
May 28 Wednesday
Getting warmer but very dry and dusty. I went to Mrs Cases. Mr Johnson is painting the waggons, the boys are plowing.
May 29 Thursday
Very hot and dry in the forenoon, a shower at noon but not half enough. John & Johnson went to Linden after the rain.
May the 30 Friday
Pretty warm yet. John & I went to Fenton with Slaths folks to observe decoration day, it was very hot and some dusty.
I made the fire this morning.
May the 31 Saturday
Quite warm. John and I went to Linden in the afternoon. It rained quite a big shower after we got their, it stoppe so we
got home before dark. Johnson the painter went with us, the Boys worked on the board fense a round the barn, they commensed
it the day before. I took 6 doz eggs, sold them to Spencer for 8 cts a doz.
June the 1 Sunday
It is cool and cloudy, rains a little. Dolph went to linden, got back about 5 oclock.
June the 2 Monday
Cloudy all day and cool. Mary and I washed, got don at 2 oclock. The boys are ploughing summer follow. Johnson is painting
Slathes waggon. John is making garden setting out tomatoe & cabbage plants Mr Wykes sent by the cars. A baggage man threw
the off. I made the fire this morning.
June the 3 Tursday
Cold and rainy, it rained pretty near all day. Mary & I trimmed carpit rags & I churned. Otis & Orrin Whitehead
came here to supper.
June the 4 Wednesday
The sun shines a part of the time & it is a little warmer. Mary went to help Ellen Quilt. A Mr White was here to dinner.
He came after dinner but I had to get him some. One of Johns cousins.
June the 5 Thursday
The wind is cool, the sun hot. I went to Ellens to help her Quilt. Mrs Chamberlain & Fronie came here, they went to
Chases. Sam Atherton died. I made the fire this morning.
June the 6 Friday
It is very cold and windy for the time of year. Mary, John & I went to Sammie Athertons Funeral, we had Edwards buggy.
Elva went with us. Elder Sanborn preached. I made the fire this morning.
June the 7 Saturday
Quite cold, frost last night. I went to Linden with Chamberlain & Elva, John went to Fenton on the Cars, they stoped
& let him off at night. I took 2 doz eggs, sold them for 10 cts a doz. Sold 22 lbs of butter to Jo Middlesworth for on
shilling a pound. 22 lbs to Dr Harris for 10 cts a pound. I make the fire this morning. The boys washed sheep in the afternoon.
June the 8 Sunday
A little frost last night. Dolph went to Linden, got home some time in the night. Mary went riding with John Wykes.
June the 9 Monday
Mary & I washed, got done at 11 oclock. John went to John Shepherds raising. I went to Mr Talmans, they were all gone
so I walked to Ralph Collins and stayed until night, stopped to Lewis Lahrings a few moments.
June the 10 Tuesday
Warm. It rained quite a shower early this morning. Edward & his men are here shearing his sheepe. Halsey was here to
supper. I made the fire this morning.
June the 11 Wednesday
It quite warm . I went to Edwards but did not see him. H was to work to Mr Bairds on his house. Had all the straw berries
I wanted to eat.
June the 12 Thursday
It is getting very dry. Mary went in the afternoon to help Ellen quilt, it is her (Ellens) birth day. She is 30 years old.
John went to Linden in the afternoon. Mary rode home with Mrs Struble. She went their visiting.
June the 13 Friday
Cool wind byt very hot sun, not much to write. I made the fire this morning.
June the 14 Saturday
Rainy in the afternoon. John went to Byron after dinner, Mary went to Lewis Lahrings with him, they got back before dark.
I am fixing my old black dress. I made the fires this morning.
June the 15 Sunday
It rained a little, it is quite warm. Thomas and Mary went to Edwards to eat strawberries. Lewis and Sally came here, Will
with them. Dolph went to Linden, got back at 6 oclock, it was raining he was wet. Ellen came down here just a little before
night & She had to go home in the rain from Edwards.
June the 16 Monday
Quite cool. Mary and I washed, got done at 11 oclock. Went to Linden in the afternoon, I took 9 doz eggs, sold them for
10 cts a doz, also a crock of lard 35 lbs. Sold it for 6 cts a pound. The boys are working on the road.
June the 17 Tuesday
It is cool, a little frost last night. John went to Linden a gain, the boys are working on the road. I made the fire this