August 16, 1932

Tues., 16   Morning devotions.  Dumas washes. A good day to dry clothes. Hot. Grace & Virginia attend the S.S. picnic at our Bay. I make filled cookies. Have terrible luck. Write Anna. Write Helen. She will be home soon.

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August 15, 1932

Mon., 15  Morning devotions. Make a custard pie. Warner comes to visit Virginia. Write Sister Helen. Work a little on the electric stove. Sort papers, etc. We go out to Henrietta’s for supper.

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August 14, 1932

Sun., 14   No devotions but a sermon from Montreal. I get a chicken dinner. No one attend church. It is vacation for Mr. Hagar. Read “Silver Slippers” by Temple Bailey. Get a little ride around the square. Karl’s family go to the Lake. Virginia goes with them.

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August 13, 1932

Sat., 13  Morning devotions. Make 2 berry pies. Mend a tablecloth. Letter from Gertrude. Lamp for Ben’s room from Sears, Roebuck. Virginia goes to Henrietta’s for the day. Mrs. Will Strong, Mrs. John Strong and Mary Strong come to call. Grace is so busy with customers that she cannot entertain them. Write Gertrude.

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August 12, 1932

Fri., 12  Morning devotions. Charlie still working on the box. Grace busy all day making funeral pieces. She goes to Charlotte for lillies & her helpers go to the woods for ferns. Tuttle & I go to Henrietta’s. Get a chicken ready to cook & a doz. eggs. We go to Shattucks for berries. It grows quite cool. Heavy clouds & just rain enough to dampen the bundled grain, standing everywhere in the fields. Letter from Anna & lavender from Mrs. Strohmeyer.

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August 11, 1932

Thurs., 11  Morning devotions so filled with static that I do not get them. Make a custard pie. Ben & children come in at dinner time. Virginia stays & the rest go home. Letter from Tute Chadwick. Charlie Ruscoe commences to put a box on the back of the hourse to hang our disreputable clothes in. Heaven save me from wrath. Send a small order to Sears & Roebuck. Write Hattie.

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August 1, 1932

Mon., 1  Morning devotions. Write a Campaign song. Make 2 blueberry pies, get dinner, etc. Cooking Henrietta’s chicken. Wilma takes Grace to Horsford’s for lillies (sic) & I go for the ride. She is making sprays for poor man’s funeral. Otis brings 7 qts. of string beans his wife put up on shares. I pick a few currants & Tuttle brings 4 qts. raspberries. Write Helen. Send Ben the rest of his birthday–mate for the other shirt.

 

This corrects the posts in early August. For some reason, I didn’t copy this one out of the diary in the archive.

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August 10, 1932

Wed., 10  Morning devotions. Cheerio says this is Hoover’s birthday. That Hoover made it possible for the Cheerio broadcast. Letter from Helen. We go to Henrietta’s after supper. She has had a hard day & is tired. Write Mrs. Ainsworth an invitation for next week’s meeting.

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August 9, 1932

Tues., 9   Morning devotions. A nice day. Dumas washes & irons. I make 2 berry pies. Get dinner. Finish mending a slip. Go down town after dinner. To the Bank, To the Library, get “Blue Harvest.” To the hair dresser (Mrs. Stevens) a shampoo. To the P.O. for stamps & envelopes. Mrs. Andrews here when we came home. Have a little visit with her. Letters from Ben, Mrs. Taylor, Sister Helen & receipt for payment of rug from No. Adams Co. Write Ben.

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August 8, 1932

Mon., 8  Morning devotions. Sort papers & work on a black slip for myself. Henrietta comes out for supper.

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August 7, 1932

Sun., 7  A good sermon from Montreal. We are alone for dinner. Grace does not attend church, but rests instead. Write Gertrude, Anna & Helen.

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August 6, 1932

Sat., 6  Morning devotions. A clean white page. Too bad to disfigure it. Letters from Gertrude & Hattie. Make 2 pies. Get dinner. Read afterward, besides a nap. Mend stockings. Go out to Henrietta’s after supper.

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August 5, 1932

Fri., 5  Morning devotions. Another day of sunshine. A good hay day. Grace making sprays for the Benton funeral which occurs this afternoon. Mrs. Eddy comes for a call & I invite her to stay to supper. She is stopping at Palmer’s (the Hindes house). A nice letter from Wrightman Melton from Tennessee. Lookout Mt.

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August 4, 1932

Thurs., 4  Morning devotions. Clean and white! Clean and white! This page is until I mark it. When the page is left white When the page is left blank I shall be gone (sic). a very nice summer day. Grace & Wilma go for lillies (sic) & make some calls. I dress for the street but do not go there. Read The Green Mt. Boys. Ruth’s trunks come at last from Quebec. Put them in the upper hall.

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August 3, 1932

Wed., 3  Morning devotions. Go out to N.H. and get 8 qts raspberries. Put up 10 pt. cans. Label & put away jelly. 8 pt. cans chard from Otis. Label & put away. A rainy day. Grace attends D.A.R. Com. meeting at the Stevens House. Driftwind for Sept. Dr. Benton, the aged sister of Lester Benton, dies at Cecil’s.

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August 2, 1932 and Henrietta’s painting

Tues., 2  Morning devotions. Dumas washes & irons. Finish gleaning the red currants. Put 2 baskets of raspberries with them. Make 17 glasses of jelly. Send Campaign Song to Rockwood, Hindley, Bennington, St. Albans & Detroit Free Press. Perhaps I’ll see it somewhere. A good hay day. We go out to Karl’s after supper & see their new washer. A box of ginger from Anna. Letters from Mrs. Lee Rice, Susie’s daughter & Lulu Durand.

 

And here is a photo of a painting by Henrietta, sent me recently. With everything else she did, it’s amazing she had time to paint!

 

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July 31, 1932

Sun., 31  No devotions. A sermon poorly delivered from Montreal. Chicken dinner. Karl & Henrietta come to dinner. A ride to Ferrisburg Corners. Many well filled cars on the road. Thunder showers. Copious showers. Write Gertrude, Ben & Anna. Henrietta brings me a chicken ready to cook.

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July 30, 1932

Sat., 30  Morning devotions. Much cooler, Make 2 raspberry pies Clean beets & carrots, get dinner, etc. Clean & cook chicken for to-morrow. Mary Ross & Miss Prost call. Go out to Henrietta’s after supper. Letters from Helen & Gertrude. A fire in the new milk plant building guts one floor. A workman falls thru a hole, strikes his head & dies on the way to the hospital. Leaves 5 children & a wife nearly dead with cancer. Live in the small house in Depot Hollow. Wilma $5.00.

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July 29, 1932

Fri., 29  Morning devotions.  A good day. Make a blueberry pie. We go to N.H. street and get 10 qts. of lovely raspberries which I put (mostly) into cans in the afternoon. Miss Chase & brother from Alsted, N.H. call on Grace, who gives them a light lunch.

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July 28, 1932

Thurs., 28  Morning devotions. Hot in the sun. The Pilger funeral held this afternoon. We get ideas from outward appearances. I always imagined that Mrs. Pilger stayed home in the house. I never saw any sign of her. Can 24 pints of blueberries. Wash & label them. Quite a stunt! Letter from Anna. Two extra copies of my essay from the Herald. I send Edith Chamberlain a copy of “Castles in Memory,” for Anna. Write her a letter & one to Ella Tullar & Mrs. Richmond. Go out to Henrietta’s after supper.

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July 27, 1932

Wed., 27  Morning devotions. I make a blueberry pie & look over half a bushel of blueberries that came this morning. Ben & Jeanette get in to dinner as we are getting thru. They found Ruth on the gain. A great improvement since Ben saw her last. They go to St. Albans after dinner. Write Hattie. Letter from the rug people of North Adams. Hindley prints my plea for Col. Seth Warner.

 

(Emphasis mine!)

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July 26, 1932

Tues., 26  Morning devotions. Sunshine. Warm. Dumas washes & irons. It is really a hot day. Ben & family come. He & Jeanette leave the children & go on to Concord to see Ruth. I get dinner with the help of the whole family, who put it on the table for me.

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July 25, 1932

Mon., 25  Morning devotions. Sunshine. Warm. The house is very lonely. I guess it’s got inside, for I’m not feeling good. Henrietta comes to supper. Grace comes on the bus that runs from N.Y. to Montreal. I write the slippery “Author’s Aid” of Mrs. Barnard & H.G. Parkhurst of the Tuttle Co.

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July 24, 1932

Sun., 24  A wonderful day of rarified air after a rain last night. Everything stands out plain & clear. We have veal steak, corn & strawberry shortcake for dinner & Anna stops with her family to eat with us, then they go on to Pittsfield. Then it is so lonely. We go for a little ride. I write Anna & The Editor.

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July 23, 1932

Sat., 23  Morning devotions.  Make 2 blueberry pies. Mildred Tabor calls with her children & her cousin, Ellen Johnson, Hiram Johnson’s daughter. Ride out to N.H. street & get 4 heaped baskets of strawberries. I hull some for the shortcake to-morrow. Sunshine after dinner. Alvin & Anna call on their way to Rutland.

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July 22, 1932

Fri., 22  Morning devotions.  Clouds, mist & showers. Strawberry shortcake for dinner, after we ride out to N.H. street to get some more, but the lady was not at home. Copy M.S. sort letters etc. After supper we go out to Karl’s. All gone to the Lake. They are like Gypsies.

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July 21, 1932

Thurs., 21  Morning devotions & I get downstairs just in time to get it. A hot day but a good hay day. We take in Anna & Shirley after dinner, and go to St. Albans. Wilma stays with the children at Henrietta’s. All well at Ben’s. Jeanette puts a hot pot of baked beans into our car & we discover it only when we get home, which is about 5-30. A most beautiful drive with the country at its best. Alvin comes from Pittsfield. Card from Grace in Saratoga. Mrs Richmond calls with others while we are gone.

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July 19, 1932

Tues., 19   Morning devotions. Write Helen. Letter from Maxwell Orr, co-editor with Earl Kelley, on “Ripples.” A gorgeous day. Dumas washes & irons. George & Wilma, Grace’s helpers, make 5 pieces for the Collette funeral. Mend, etc. Make a lemon pie. Go out to Karl’s a few minutes in the evening.

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July 18, 1932

Mon., 18  Morning devotions. Grace takes the train for Saratoga. Cooler, a lot. Write Gertrude & a card to Ben. Sort & destroy some papers & letters. Letter from Helen. Have a very quiet day.

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July 17, 1932

Sun., 17  Do the morning work. Tuttle goes after Anna & the boys. I get a chicken dinner. Letter from Ben. Anna & Grace do the dinner work. Henrietta, Karl & children come in the eening to take Anna home with them. Finish a letter to Mary Royce.

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July 16, 1932

Sat., 16  Morning devotions. A fine hay day & all the farmers taking advantage of it. Make a cherry pie. Finish canning the cherries. Have 20 cans. Get dinner, a strawberry shortcake. Letter from Gertrude. Clean & cook a chicken. Ride to N.H. Junction, then to Chalker Corner and to Middlebury, via Quaker Village. Tired with the extra work to-day. Dana Woodman, wife & mother & a Miss Davenport call.

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July 15, 1932

Fri., 15  Morning devotions. A lovely morning. Grace’s helpers & a truck come at 8 AM. They load up her plants & start for Brandon at 8-45. Sherman brings 1/2 bushel of lovely cherries. All solid, no stems. Wilma helps me finish stoning them. I put up 13 cans. Alice Reynolds of 61 South Willard Street calls to ask about the mocking bird. Grace gets home early. Tuttle takes us out to Henrietta’s after supper.

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July 14, 1932

Thurs., 14  Morning devotions. Tuttle goes after Anna & children & takes Warner home. I get a dinner of sword fish, greens & strawberry shortcake. Wilma at the helm washing the dishes. We have a picnic supper under an apple tree. Tuttle has his car simonized, which is Greek. Henrietta & Warner come to eat supper with us. Grace’s helpers digging plants for a garden in Brandon. Mildred Tabor calls on Anna. The girls go home & we are alone. A letter from Concord. Ruth is no better. Will not eat. Earl Kelly, a suicide, buried to-day.

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July 13, 1932

Wed., 13    Morning devotions. Tapioca pudding for dinner. Earl Kelly’s suicide in the morning papers. Casey wires Ben’s room for another light. Write Maxwell Orr. Warner comes out & Grace fixes a little supper under an apple tree for herself, Shirley and Warner. She takes the two children to a movie in the evening.

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July 12, 1932

Tues., 12   Morning devotions. “Billy Sunday” is the minister.  Dumas washes. A cloudy morning turns into a beautiful day. I get dinner. Make a currant pie. Henrietta comes after me & I spend the afternoon on her porch visiting with them all. Stay to supper, also on the porch. Tuttle comes after me. Karl & Henrietta take me down in the beautiful 98 acre meadow, lovely now with great patches of herds grass , alfalfa & grain. J? Casey puts a light in the toilet & another in the kitchen.

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July 11, 1932

Mon., 11  Morning devotions.  Get a bath, which doesn’t happen every morning. Two books come for Ruth from the Markhams, father & son. Pick and “look over” a few currants, get dinner, etc.  After dinner, Wilma & Shirley go out to Karl’s to stay with the children while Henrietta & Anna go to Burlington. Books come for Ruth from Virgil Marham.  Letter from Helen. I send her some of the verse for her poetry teacher. (I guess that is it.)

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July 10, 1932

Sun., 10  A lovely cloudless morning. Grace & Shirley attend church. I get dinner. We have a nap, then a ride through Bristol Flats. Stop & see Lee Taylor’s baby, a sweet thing two months old. We have a short visit in the road, then go on to East Middlebury, old Middlebury and so home. A very lovely section of country. Henrietta, Anna & children come to supper. I write Gertrude. A common sense sermon comes in from Christ Church Cathedral, Montreal.

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June 9, 1932

Sat., 9  Sunshine & showers. Morning devotions. I make a custard pie & a rhubarb pie, get dinner, etc. Letters from Gertrude, Hattie & Edgar Durand. Write Mrs. Taylor of Richford.

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July 8, 1932

Fri., 8  Morning devotions. Sunshine & showers. Shirley is with us. Strawberry shortcake for dinner. They are rather good. Expect Anna but she does not come. Mildred Tabor comes in for a moment with her 3 children. She seems happy. I write all the spare time copying verse for Ricardo. Write Ben, Post. Two rolls of magazines from Mrs. Paine.

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July 7, 1932

Thurs., 7  Morning devotions. Dumas washes & irons. The day is fine until toward night when we get a deluge of a thunderstorm. Strawberry shortcake for dinner. Warner & Connie walk out & Grace gets them a picnic supper. Anna has a headache & the picnic plan does not materialize. Note from Walter Coates, who accepts “The Glory of Kings” for Driftwind. Write daughter Helen.

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July 6, 1932

Wed., 6  Morning devotions. Get dinner, etc. go in Wilma’s car to the Dog Team Tavern, Grace, Anna & I. We have tea with the two nice girls who have charge of the place. One is from Scotland & the other from Texas. We call on Ethel & Lucy Dana. Wilma takes Connie & Billy along & takes care of them. Helena calls while we are gone, on her way to Fairfax, where she leaves Simonds with relatives for the summer. Henrietta takes Helen Ryder to Burlington hospital where she has a sick child. Write Hattie.

 

Lots of people I don’t know. I think Simonds may be Ella’s niece Helena’s son, since Ella’s sister Helen was married to a Simonds. If that makes any sense!

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July 5, 1932

Tues., 5  Morning devotions.  Get a pan of greens. Look them over between drips, finish and wash them at night. Alvin, Anna, Grace, Tuttle & I cross Champlain Bridge & go to Lake George, a short distance below Sabbath Bay Point. We had never been there & I found it most beautiful. Stop at Fort Ti on our return. Get some vases at the pottery cottage, but do not go into the other buildings. We leave home at 1 o’clock & arrive there at 8 p.m. Alvin drives Tuttle’s car. The day is perfect & the trip is very wonderful. A & A (sic) go out to Karl’s for the night. Letter from Wightman Melton.

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July 3, 1932

Sun., 3  A nice cool night. A sermon from Montreal. They sing “God Save the King,” which was quite appropriate for the day when U.S. threw off her shackles. Grace attends church, then goes with the children to the Lake. I get dinner for Tuttle. Make a strawberry shortcake for supper. Anna & family come. His brother, wife & child call on their way to Poultney to visit his daughter. Have a little ride. N.H. Junction, Reef Bridge, & Addison Corner.

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July 2, 1932

Sat., 2  Morning devotions. Not feeling especially well to-day. The clouds clear away and the garden dries off. I go out & collect greens from beets, spinach & chard. Look over & wash it. Alvin  & Anna in. The children are at Karl’s. Dumas cleaning up. I make a mince pie & get dinner, a strawberry shortcake which I do not eat. We go out to Karl’s after supper, This is Henrietta’s birthday. We carry her a bushel of flowers. I have already given her the “American Home” for 3 years. Anna distributes her gifts.

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