August 23, 1937

Mon., 23   A good night. Helen takes Anna as far as North Bennington. Henrietta stays with me. Sarah Cotey spends the p.m. with me. It is cooler.

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August 22, 1937

Sun., 22 Ben & family come for dinner & to spend the day. Anna & Helen get a chicken dinner & go black berrrying for me. Henrietta comes. I have black berries for supper.

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August 21, 1937

Sat., 21   Anna here. Sarah Cotey calls to see me.

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August 20, 1937

Fri., 20   Anna here. Mr. Tuttle all in flower show (sic) at which the Governor speaks. Grace has an herb exhibit. Grace, Anna & Karl take prizes.

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August 19, 1937

Thurs., 19   Anna here. Anna & Helen drive to Burlington to get apples for baking(?) for me.

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August 18, 1937

Wed., 18  Anna here

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August 17, 1937

Tues., 17   Anna comes on the afternoon train. Helen goes to meet her.

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August 16, 1937–no entry

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August 15, 1937

Sun. 15   A good service on the radio. Ben comes in the a.m. on his way to the Lake & comes again in the p.m.  His family go back to St. Albans to night. Bull pout & baked potato for dinner today.

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August 14, 1937

Sat., 14   Mrs. Swenor leaves. She was fine to me. Bull pout for dinner.

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August 13, 1937

Fri., 13   Devotions. Mrs. Rogers from Panton comes to be my new nurse because Mrs. Swenor can’t stay. She has a hospital & baby cases.

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August 12, 1937

Thurs., 12   Devotions.  Cooler. Mrs. Swenor here, I had a good night.

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August 11, 1937

Wed., 11   Devotions. Mrs. Swenor here. I feel so much better. I had a good night. Thunder & lightning & heavy rain.

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August 10, 1937

Tues., 10  Mrs. Swenor comes at noon. Miss Taft goes, thank the Lord!  Very warm.

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August 9, 1937

Mon., 9  Very warm.

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August 8, 1937

Sun., 8   Feel better. Church services. Grace goes to church. Ben comes with little Anne. He takes his family to the Lake for a week’s vacation.

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August 7, 1937

Sat., 7   Devotions. Letter from Anna. Grace & Helen are invited to a French play by Ruth Chase. They go in the evening with Mary Ross. Helen spends most of the day with Henrietta. She combs my hair twice a day and it feels good.

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August 6, 1937

Fri., 6   Grace & Helen go to the flower show at Middlebury. The Binghams are there. Josephine Dudley invites them to lunch at Middlebury Inn. They reach home about 4 p.m. Sarah Cotey spends the afternoon with me. Helen takes her home.

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August 5, 1937

Thurs., 5   Mrs. Swenor is here until night when Miss Taft returns. Grace & Helen attend a flower show with Mrs. Jones and Mrs. Raymond at Manchester. They have supper on the way home at Dog Team Tavern. Gov. Aiken is there and speaks. Dr. Phelps comes to see me twice to day. 

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August 3 and 4, 1937

Tues., 3   Mrs. Swenor is here. I like her and wish she could stay.

Wed., 4   Mrs. Swenor is here. She lets Helen help her & comb my hair.

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August 2, 1937

Mon., 2   Mrs. Swenor is here. She is a good nurse.

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August 1, 1937

Sun., 1   Rain while Grace goes to church. Mrs. Swenor comes in p.m. to relieve Miss Taft who will go for a rest to morrow.

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July 31, 1937

Sat., 31   A nice day. Grace & Helen go in the evening with the Dudley’s to a play in Burlington.

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July 30, 1937

Fri., 30   A big thunder shower in the p.m. Grace & Helen go in the evening to Mrs. Landon’s in New Haven.

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July 29, 1937

Thurs., 29   Grace & Helen go to Henrietta’s in evening.

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July 28, 1937

Wed., 28   Grace comes home on p.m. train after a week’s vacation. Mr. Tuttle buys a new Packard. Henrietta comes to see me.

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July 27, 1937

Tues., 27   Henrietta comes to see me.

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July 26, 1937

Mon., 26   I sit up and am better.

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July 25, 1937

Sun., 25   Long-drawn-out Episcopal service. I got tired it is so long. Bob comes in to see me. I sit up in my chair as usual. A letter from Anna. Ben’s birthday. Mr. Tuttle phones his greetings after 7 p.m. I send him “American doctor’s odyssey” and a five dollar bill.

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July 24, 1937

Sat., 24   Devotions. Letters from Sister Helen & Jane Sargent. Card from Grace.

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July 23, 1937

Fri., 23   Devotions. Very hot. Henrietta & Helen go to Burlington. They are both with me late in the p.m.

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July 22, 1937

Thurs., 22   Grace starts by bus for her vacation to the Cape to visit Miss Turner. Doctor comes. It comes off warm. Miss Taft stays down stairs until 2:30 p.m. helping Frances and ironing.

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July 21, 1937

Wed., 21   Devotions. I stay up all the a.m. Miss Taft reads to me in the a.m. gives me a dope pill & makes me sleep all the p.m. I wake up in pain. Take a pill & sleep until 7 p.m.

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July 20, 1937

Tues., 20   Devotions. Caroline & her husband from ? call in the a.m. Henrietta comes for dinner & to spend the afternoon with me. I go to sleep Helen cleans up all the table linen and drawers. Cucumbers from Henrietta.

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July 19, 1937

Mon., 19  Devotions. Much pain. Helen washes all the windows downstairs. Grace & Helen call on Sarah Cotey in evening. Raspberries. A nice letter from Anna.

 

According to Ella’s death certificate, she had shingles as well as the heart condition that was the cause of death. I’m wondering if this pain is shingles. Tough stuff.

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July 18, 1937

Sun., 18   Listen to the services. A dull day with pain. Grace & Helen go to Henrietta’s in eve.

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July 17, 1937

Sat., 17   Devotions. A nice night and a good day. New spinach from the garden, also lettuce & raspberries.

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July 16, 1937

Fri., 16   Devotions. Very warm. Letter from Billy at Beaver Lake.

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July 15, 1937

Thurs., 15   Devotions. Helen & Frances make 15 glass jars of jelly. A good night. Mr. & Mrs. Hagar call.

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July 14, 1937

Wed. 14   Devotions. Sleep all a.m.  Dr. Phelps comes. Grace goes on garden trip to Burlington Helen picks currants for jelly. Nice letter from Anna. She is at Beaver Lake. Henrietta comes late in PM.  Jelly in the making. Mildred—our neighbor—brings me a bouquet of nasturtiums.

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July 12, 1937

Mon., 12  Devotions. Grace & Helen go to Burlington to shop. Mrs. Cross leaves at noon and Miss Taft returns. Sarah Cotey calls.

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July 11, 1937

Sun., 11  Morning devotions. Ben & family come in the P.M. Cooler and rain. Henrietta comes. Dr. Phelps comes. I have a nice day.

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July 10, 1937

Sat., 17   Devotions. A nice night and a good day. New spinach from the garden, also lettuce & raspberries.

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July 9, 1937

Fri., 16   Devotions. Very warm. Letter from Billy at Beaver Lake.

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July 8, 1937

Thurs., 8   Miss Taft leaves for a short visit. Mrs. Cross comes to stay all night.

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July 7, 1937

Wed., 7   Grace broadcasts at Waterbury—and reads my poems on the Pen women’s program.

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July 6, 1937–no entry

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July 5, 1937

Mon., 5   Mrs. Cross comes Monday night to relieve the nurse.

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July 4, 1937

Sun., 4   Devotions. Bob comes to see me & hangs up the flag.

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July 3, 1937

Sat., 3   I went home with Anna in my dreams and surprised her when I reached Chatham.

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