Category Archives: 1899 Ella’s diary

September 25, 1918 and Memoranda, 1899

1899:  In memoranda section: Bay Rum 1 pt. alcohol 1 pt. water 5 cents worth oil of bay Camphorated oil sweet oil & camphor gum Pledges To church toward our debt 100 To foreign missions (?) per week. Phelps pub … Continue reading

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September 24, 1899 & 1918

1899:  Sun. 24  I am glad of this rest day but even this day is subject to the same blight.  No one can ever depend on a man.  No one can ever tell what moment they will turn again & … Continue reading

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September 23, 1899 & 1918

1899:  Sat. 23  Ben comes this morning.  We go out on the Lake trolling.  Debbie catches an immense pickerel & gets a wounded hand.  A man’s foes are they of his own household. 1918:  Mon., 23  Adams threshes out a … Continue reading

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September 22, 1899 & 1918

 1899:  Fri.,  22  Make bread, pies, &tc.  Put up pears.  Go down to Ashton’s.  Get there at dark, half frozen & find the house full. 1918:  Sun., 22  Clouds & a little sunshine.  Karl & H to dinner.  They & … Continue reading

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September 21, 1899 & 1918

 1899:  Thurs., 21  Some rain.  Attend prayer meeting:  a good meeting.  Get groceries.  Foster (?) & Benjamin go after Grace. 1918:  Sat., 21  Clouds, a rift of sunshine now and then.  Our first fire of chunks (?)  Anna goes to … Continue reading

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September 20, 1899 & 1918

1899:  Wed. 20  Gertrude goes for Grace. 1918:  Fri., 20  Write Helen.  Rain, rain, rain.  Can 2 baskets of peaches.  15 qt. cans.  Read in “Rhymes of a Red Cross Man.”  Robert Service.  Karl & H go to Burlington.  Anna … Continue reading

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September 19, 1899 & 1918

1899:  Tues., 19  Ironing is finished by Helen in the evening.  Go after Grace because of the cool change in the weather & guess I will let some one else go after this.  It will give her a chance to … Continue reading

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