ELLA: Sat., Dec. 31 Make pies. Finish the trousers. John L. Tuttle takes dinner with us. Bathe children, &tc. The old year dies to-night. Heaven is near to earth & God remembers His children in mercy. His mercy has been very great this past year.
In the back of the diary, the following notes were written:
Butter acct. From Oct 1 to Jan 1
115 lbs. $22.42
Jan 8 15 lbs. $3.00
~in Nov. “Accounts” listing: “doll head .10”
~cholera pills: lead, opium & camphor, each one gram to be taken at night before bedtime.