Category Archives: 1929 Ella’s Diary

January 1, 1930 & 1932

The 1930 diary has not yet resurfaced. However, there is a Jan. 1  page in the 1929 diary, and this is what Ella wrote on it: Wed., Jan. 1, 1930  Morning devotions.   Helen gets a nice dinner & picks … Continue reading

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December 31, 1929 & train schedule

Tues., 31   Dumas washes. Carpenters at work upstairs. Spend the day downstairs. Sort letters. Henrietta comes to dinner. Still have a cough. Still miserable inside. Send a letter to sister Helen at Pasadena. Ruth packing her things to go back … Continue reading

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December 30, 1929

Mon., 30   Tuttle gets the morning devotions.  Ben goes to St. Albans & Helen goes as far as Burlington with him to see Mrs. Mayo, who is there for treatment. The men are working in the chamber. I stay downstairs. … Continue reading

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December 29, 1929

Sun., 29  Snowing. Grace attends church. Karl & Henrietta come to dinner. Five of the children at the table. (Ruth, Ben, Grace, Helen, Henrietta) I stay downstairs all day. Read “The Green Murder Case” by Van Dine. Ruth gets the … Continue reading

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December 28, 1929

Sat., 28  Cloudy. Eagan finishes the chimney. I write Gertrude & Ben. He comes in just as I get his letter finished. Sorrel looks over things. Howard working. Grace goes to a card party. I eat dinner with the family … Continue reading

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December 27, 1929

Fri., 27  Men on the job. Mr. Eagan building over the chimney. Wind blowing a gale & drifting the roads full. The snow plow comes up. Go down to dinner. Go back to my room at 4 P.M. Mrs. Muellier … Continue reading

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December 26, 1929

Thurs., 26 No devotions this morning, but Sorrell & Billy Strong look the rooms over to appraise the damage. Sorrell begins work in the hall & Ben’s room. Howard & Dumas working. I go downstairs to supper. Helen goes to … Continue reading

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December 25, 1929

Wed., 25  This is Christmas day & the sun shines on a white glistening world. Morning devotions.   Ruth gets a very lovely dinner & I go down stairs the first time. Karl, Henrietta & Warner come. After dinner, someone … Continue reading

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December 24, 1929

Tues., 24  Morning devotions.  A heavy snowfall last night. Mr. Tuttle does not get out until 10 o’clock. Ruth comes & Will Cotey brings her up. Henrietta gets home on the early train. All trains late. The State School plows … Continue reading

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December 23, 1929

Mon., 23  Morning devotions.  Byron Hurlburt buried at 2 o’clock to-day. Henrietta went to Boston on the night train last night. Dumas works this afternoon. Helen comes at night. These short days are long enough.

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