12/31/09

December 31, 1915

Friday Beautiful

Cooked boiled dinner. Mrs. B. came over in P.M. May, she & I went to walk. Went to Ideal in Eve. with her. Mr. & Mrs. B. came in Eve.

December 30, 1915

Thursday Beautiful ###

May & Sheila had a great time in the snow. Went to Ideal in P.M. with Miss G. & May. Went home in Eve with May.

12/28/09

December 29, 1915

Miss Cutler over home
Wednesday Snow

May played out in A.M. Worked all day. B's are going to Ideal. Mr. B. stopped in Eve. Pa came in.

12/27/09

December 28, 1915

Went home in A.M.
Tuesday Lovely

May played out nearly all day. Sheila came over. Mary is going to Ideal. Ironed in Eve. May is tired.

December 27, 1915

Fred went in P.M.
Monday Lovely

"Birth of A Nation" here for three days. Used my new flat iron. It is fine. Ma came over. Ma & Pa went to "Birth of a Nation"

December 26, 1915

Sunday Snow & Wind

We didn't go out until eve. Then went home. Met Miss G's friend Miss Miller. We all had supper. Went to bed early.

December 25, 1915

Merry Xmas
Mr. B. stopped. Fred came
Desk for May
Miss G. came over. Mary also. Went home to Xmas. Had lots of gifts. E. worked nearly all day. May was a happy girl.

Note: This is one of the very rare entries where the day and weather are missing! I wonder what Ada means by E. worked nearly all day?

December 24, 1915

Went to tree at church
Friday Our Anniversary Lovely

Did up more packages. Got gifts from Prov. & Rochester. Mrs. Barney came over & Mary, Sheila came over. Snowed.

December 23, 1915

Thursday Lovely

Mr. B stopped in A.M. Went shopping in P.M. Home in P.M. Went to bed early. Washed a little.

December 22, 1915

Stayed all night over home
Wednesday Snowy

Cooked in A.M. Did up packages. Went down town in P.M. with May. E & I went to Barnums in Eve. May went over home.

12/20/09

December 21, 1915

Mr. McCarty died
Tuesday Cold

May & I went down town in P.M. Ma & Pa came in Eve. Goods came from Claremont. Mr. B. came over in Eve.

December 20, 1915

Monday Fair

Ironed in A.M. May played with children out doors. Mr. B stopped at noon. Went down town in Eve.

December 19, 1915

Went home in Eve with May
Sunday Fair

Lovely day but terrible walking. Mr. B. stopped in A.M. Mr. & Mrs. B came in P.M. Miss G. Mrs. S & Lura came in. Tired.

December 18, 1915

Saturday Rainy

Terrible walking. We stayed in all day. Worked nearly all day. Mended & finished towel. Lura came home.

December 17, 1915

Mr. Barnum came in Eve.
Friday Rainy & Cold

Went to Claremont with Mrs. Barnum. Had lots of fun. Saw Mattie & Ray. Roy D. & Mrs. Colby. Bought out 5&10. May & E. stayed over home.

December 16, 1915

Thursday Fair & Cold

Washing came. $.55. Washed in A.M. Ironed in Eve. Mrs.Barnum came in Eve. We went down town & over home. Sewed in Eve.

December 15, 1915

Wednesday Fair

Went home in P.M. with May. She stayed to supper. Came over with Mother in Eve. Lucy came over in A.M.

December 14, 1915

Tuesday Wind & Fair

Wind blows very hard. Cleared up stairs and May & I went home in P.M. Went down town in P.M. Made the cover & hangers for [Sadie]?

December 13, 1915

Monday Snowy

Sent washing to Laundry. Snowed all day. Did not go out.Mended & baked in P.M. May glad to see the snow.

December 12, 1915

Sunday Cold & Fair

Did not have much to do today. E. May & I went to walk. Up to river & watched them skate. Went home in Eve. May's cough is better.

December 11, 1915

Bought sandwich basket
Saturday Cold - Fair

Worked all day. May still coughs but does not "whoop" Ma & Pa came over in Eve. Went down town in Eve with Mother.

12/10/09

December 10, 1915

Bowen bought potatoes
Friday Cold & Fair

Went home in A.M. Sick. Stayed until about 2:30 PM came home & worked. Nellie came in P.M. Mrs. Smith and Miss Greene in Eve.

12/8/09

December 9, 1915

Thursday Pleasant

Enameled gas stove. Went to Ideal P.M. with Lucy. May went home. Sick head-ache in Eve & all night.


Note: Toxic fumes from the enameling?

12/7/09

December 8, 1915

Played cards
Wednesday Snowy

Went down town in A.M. May & I went to Barnum's in P.M. E. came over with Mr B. Stayed to supper and spent evening. Cake with orange [spoon]? Lovely time.

Note: "spoon" seems wrong but that's what it look like. It's not sponge.

December 7, 1915

Stayed all night over home.
Tuesday Lovely

May & I went home in P.M. Went to Gentleman's Night at Doane's. We took Mr & Mrs Barnum. Lovely time. Came home & played cards.


Note: Doane's is a store. This must be something to do with Christmas? But why does she stay at her parent's house?

December 6, 1915

Pearl & Barbara are here.
Monday Snowy

Helped with washing in A.M. May & I went down town in P.M. Took her to dentist. Had tooth out. New tooth behind. Saw Mattie.

December 5, 1915

Sunday Cloudy

May's abou the same. Did not go out until Eve. Mr. Barnum came over. Went home in Eve. May went home to dinner.

December 4, 1915

Saturday Pleasant

Opening day down town. Mrs Barney came over in A.M. Worked all day. Ma & Pa came over in eve. Did not go out.

December 3, 1915

Friday Snowy

Ironed. Got it done at last. Lucy came over. Sheila & Mildred came over. Went home & down town in Eve.

December 2, 1915

Mary came over in Eve.
Thursday Snow

Ironed in A.M. Went to Ideal in P.M. with Lucy & Miss G. Mary stayed with mother. Miss G. fell down. Went to bed early.

December 1, 1915

Wednesday Fair

Ironed a little. Worked all day. Mr & Mrs Barnum came over in Eve. Had dandy time. Like them very much. Played cards.

11/29/09

November 30, 1915

Tuesday Fair

Washed more windows. Mary came over in A.M. Sheila came over to play with May. Went home in P.M. with May. Mr. White & Mdme Leotney [?] at Opera House.

November 29, 1915

Monday Rained

Helped with washing in A.M. Worked nearly all day. May is better. Don't know if she has whooping cough or not. Mary says not.

November 28, 1915

Fred left for New Britain, Conn
Sunday Beautiful

E. worked in A.M. (after he got up abot 11-30) May went home to dinner. Fred came over. E. May & I went to walk in P.M. Went home in Eve.

November 27, 1915

Saturday Pleasant

May went home to dinner. Fred came over. Went home in P.M. & Eve. May stayed to supper. Ma & Pa came in Eve.

November 26, 1915

Friday Lovely

May's cough is better. Fred came over. Went home in P.M. Went to club (Suffragette debate) at Tupper's. Anti's won. Lots of fun.

November 25, 1915

Thanksgiving
Thurday Lovely Day

Ma, Pa & Fred spent the day with us. Had turkey & fixings. Shirley & Mrs D. came in P.M. We have a whole lot to be thankful for.

November 24, 1915

Wednesday Cloudy

Cooked in A.M. May about the same. Worked all day. Mother came over in P.M. & helped fix turkey. Miss Greene came in Eve.

November 23, 1915

Mrs Auber & Gladys C. called
Tuesday Lovely

Ironed in A.M. Up quite a lot with May. We went home in P.M. Mother & I went to Ideal in Eve. Jennie & Lizzie were over home.

November 22, 1915

Monday Lovely

May did not go to school. Coughed badly all night. Helped with washing in A.M. May & I took a walk in P.M. & went home. Went to bed early.

November 21, 1915

Fred came over
Sunday Fair

May did not go to S.S. Coming down with whooping cough. E. went to Dr. Doane. E. went over to Barnum's in P.M. and downtown.

November 20, 1915

Saturday Showers

May did not go out much on acct. of cold. Fred came over in P.M. Bought May a big apple. Ma & Pa came over in Eve.

November 19, 1915

Grandpa came over in Eve.
Friday Rain in P.M.

Thunderstorms in Eve. May coughed badly last night. Did not rest well. Cleaned the den. The Reporter praised May up to the top notch. Pleased her greatly.

November 18, 1915

Mother & Pa came in Eve.
Marion C. is still at Mother's.
Thursday Lovely

May coughs quite badly. Hope she is not coming down with whooping cough. Went to Ideal in P.M. with Lucy, Miss G. & May.


Note: Guess the germ theory wasn't holding very big sway if May still went to the movies!

November 17, 1915

Was proud of May in Eve.
Wednesday Lovely

Marion Cutler is sewing for Mother. Sewed in P.M. Went to Bazaar in Eve at Congo Church. "Hiawatha" wasplayed. May spoke a piece. She did grand.

November 16, 1915

Rode up with Wheelers.
E. went with me. Lovely time.
Tuesday Lovely

May did not go to school. Took her to dentist Locke. Had a tooth pulled. She did not stir. Went home in P.M. Went up to Woolson's in Eve. "Ever Onward"

November 15, 1915

Helped with washing in A.M.
Monday Rainy

Did not send May to school on acct. of cold. She coughs a little. Mary came over in Eve. Lucy in P.M. Went over to Mary's with May in Eve.

November 14, 1915

Sunday Lovely

Ernest went to White River Junction with "Ike" Hall. Lovely ride. May & I went home to dinner. Wore purple. We had roast chicken for Ernest when he came.

11/13/09

November 13, 1915

Saturday Lovely

Went home in A.M. & staid [sic] all day. Sewed on purple dress. Went down in Eve. Got shoes & hat. Got along on suit fine.

November 12, 1915

We all went to "Rickets" show in Eve. May enjoyed.
Friday Cloudy

Swept all around in A.M. May & I went home in P.M. & sewed. May went to rehearsal at church in P.M. 4 [?]

November 11, 1915

Thursday Cold & Fair

Cleaned halls in A.M. Virginia Hughes operated on for adenoids. Went home in P.M. May & I went over to Miss Greene's in Eve.

November 10, 1915

Wednesday Windy & Cold

Mary & Mrs. S. came over. Went to "Man on Box" at Ideal with May. Benefit of High School. Took velvet to Ione. Home in Eve.

November 9, 1915

Tuesday Lovely

Ironed in A.M. May went to school. Got her report card. Very nice three E's. David Garrick at Opera House.

November 8, 1915

Quincy Adam's [sic} Sawyer at Opera House
Monday Cold & Lovely

May did not go to school. Went to Shirley's birthday party. Met Mrs. Barnum. Very nice. Went down town in P.M. & home.

November 7, 1915

Sunday Lovely

May did not go to S.S. Went home in Eve with E. & I. Her cold is bad. Miss Greene came over & Lucy.

November 6, 1915

Saturday Beautiful

Mother & Mrs. Whitneys birthday. Mother is 57. Mrs.W. 63. Had a grand party at Doane's. Played cards in Eve. May had a lovely time.

November 5, 1915

Fashion Show at Ideal. ###

Friday Cloudy in A.M.

Went home with May. her cold is bad. Did not send her to school. Went into Doane's in A.M. May & I went home in P.M.

November 4, 1915

Helen Albee's birthday party.
May went had a lovely time.

Ironed curtains in A.M. Mary came over. May has a little cold. Mother came in P.M.

November 3, 1915

Wednesday Cold & Windy

Cleaned our bedroom in A.M. May & I went down town in P.M. Home after that. Ma & Pa came over after that. Down town in Eve.

11/2/09

November 2, 1915

Dresser & chiffoniere came.
Tuesday Showers & Fair

Thunderstorms in A.M. Cleaned up by school time. May & I went down town in P.M. Headache in Eve. Went to bed early.

November 1, 1915

Fire down by foundry in Eve.
Monday Lovely

May went to school in A.M. Helped with washing in A.M. Went down to Mrs. Doanes in P.M. Planned the party.

October 31, 1915

Sunday Lovely

May went to S.S. Fred came over. Went to B.F. with Doanes. E. & May & I. went home in Eve. Fred went to N.Y. in Eve.

10/30/09

October 30, 1915

Halloween Night
Saturday Cold & Windy

Worked hard in A.M. Fred came in P.M. Lucy & I watched the kids in Eve. May had a fine time. Dressed as a ghost with hat and lantern.

Note: I guess they celebrated early so that Halloween wasn't celebrated on a school night.

October 29, 1915

Thunderstorms in Eve.
Friday Lovely Day

Took May to Barber's in A.M. Went down town in P.M. Mother & Father came over in Eve. Mended. Mary came over.

October 28, 1915

Thursday Lovely Day

Teacher's Convention at Rutland so school is closed rest of week. May, Mother & I went to Ideal in P.M. Went home in Eve.

10/26/09

October 27, 1915

Wednesday Cloudy & Rainy

Cooked in A.M. Went home & down town in P.M. with May. Ma & Pa went to "Seawolf" May & I went to bed early. Lucy came by.

October 26,1915

Joined Young Women's Club
Tuedsay Rainy & Fair

Ironed in A.M. and until 2:30. Went home in P.M. May came over after school. Went to Congo. Church with Mary in Eve.

10/25/09

October 25, 1915

Monday Lovely

Helped with washing in A.M. Went down town in A.M. with May after school. Went home in P.M. and in Eve with May.

October 24, 1915

Sunday Cold & Fair

May & I went home to breakfast. May went over to dinner. Fred came over. He went to New Britain in P.M. Went home in Eve.

October 23, 1915

Saturday Cold & Fair

Worked hard all day. Fred come over in P.M. Went to B. F. with Lucy & Mr. W. Mr & Mrs. Dix. Saw "Birth of a Nation" Most wonderful thing I ever saw.

October 22, 1915

Friday Colder

Cleaned in Ernest's room. Went home in P.M. and sewed. May came over after school. Mother came over in Eve.

October 21, 1915

Thursday Lovely

Washed a few windows. Went home in A.M. Lucy & I went to Ideal. May stayed with Mother. Ordered purple dress.

October 20, 1915

Sufferage Convention
Wednesday Lovely Day

Whitney Doane and Arthur's birthday. Went down town in P. M. to meet May. Samples came. Went home in Eve.

10/19/09

October 19, 1915

Tuesday Beautiful

Ironed until 2:30 P.M. Went home. Miss G. came over. Mother & I went to Ideal in Eve. Lucy & George's 17th anniversary.

October 18, 1915

Hurdy Gurdy Dance
Monday Perfect Day

Helped with washing in A.M. Worked nearly all day. Miss G. came over in P.M. Went home with May after school. Went to Lucy's.

October 17, 1915

Warm as summer
Sunday Lovely

Went to S.S. with May. Rally Day. She spoke a piece. May & I went to walk in P.M. with Lucy, Miss Greene & Arthur to Hartness Park.

October 16, 1915

John Eaton's funeral in P.M.
Saturday Lovely

Miss Greene came over in P.M. Went to Ideal with May & Miss Greene. Went down town in Eve. Ma & Pa came over in Eve.

October 15. 1915

May & I went home in Eve.
Friday Lovely Day

Not convenient for me to have Club tea. May Barney had it. Mary came over in P.M. May & Doris came home from school together.

October 14, 1915

May stayed over home in Eve
Thursday Lovely Day

Went to Ideal in Eve. with Miss Greene. Sewed in P.M. Did not change dress all day. Saw George Dudley. My but he is fat.

Note: I'm not 100% certain that Ada is saying "fat" it could be "fit" but it's not as likely. It's hard to tell as the ink is faded. It's actually funny either way though.

10/13/09

October 13, 1915

Red Sox won the pennant. Hooray.
Wednesday Lovely Day

Inspector here today. Cleaned some of May's playroom in A.M. Went to Ideal in P.M. with Mrs.W. & Miss G. May & I went over to Lucy's in Eve.

Note: It would be many many years before the Red Sox won the pennant again!
Not sure what Ada is referring to by "Inspector". Perhaps something to do with the Post Office where Ernest worked.

October 12, 1915

John Eaton died.
Tuesday Lovely Day
Lucci's [?] went to New York

Columbus Day. E. did not work in P.M. and school did not keep. May pleased. Mother came over in P.M. and Eve.

October 11, 1915

Monday Fine Day

Helped with washing in A.M. Feel better to-day. May went to school and brought her first report card.

October 10, 1915

###
Sunday Cold & Damp

May went to S.S. and home to dinner. Sick all day. Went to bed. Mother came over in P.M.

October 9, 1915

Saturday Lovely

Cooked in A.M. Olive & Clarence here. Mother, May & I went to Ideal in P.M. Went home in Eve. & sewed. Mother came over.

October 8. 1915

Friday Rain & Fair

May played in A.M. Went to school in P.M. Shirley came up. Ma & Pa came over. Ernest went to claremont to Carnival with Stubbs.

10/7/09

October 7, 1915

Thursday Cloudy

May went to school in P.M. as usual. Mother came over. After school May & I went home. Went home in Eve. & sewed.

October 6, 1915

Shirley came up after school.
Wednesday Cloudy

May played in A.M. with Sheila. Mary came over in A.M. Mother came over in P.M. Went to Parent Teacher Reception at Mrs. Stearns. Lovely time.

October 5, 1915

Tuesday Rainy in A.M.

May not feeling well at noon. Did not go to school. Went home in P.M. Ironed in A.M. Mary came over in Eve.

October 4, 1915

Monday Lovely Day

Helped with wash in A.M. May goes to school in P.M. now. Went home in P.M. & Eve & sewed. May likes school better now.

10/2/09

October 3, 1915

Sunday Rainy & Cloudy

May went to S.S. in A.M. Grandpa came over. Went home in Eve. Lura & Mrs. S. started for N.Y. Lovely dinner.

October 2, 1915

Saturday Rained

May played indoors all day. We went home in Eve. Made lemon pie. Mrs. D. came over in A.M. Mended in P.M.

October 1, 1915

Friday Fair & Cool

May went to school as usual. We went home in P.M. & sewed. Went home in Eve. Went to Mary's & Mrs. Smiths. Washed a little.

September 30, 2009

Went to Ideal in Eve. with Miss G.
Thursday Fair & cool

Mrs. D., Mrs. W. Miriam [?] Arthur, May & I went to Charlestown Fair. Had great time. May went to Sheila's party after we came home. 5 years old.

9/28/09

September 29, 1915

Wednesday Cold & Fair

Went over to Mrs. W's & Mary's in A.M. Sheila & Helen came over. Uncle Sam at Moore's. We all went down town in Eve. Mrs. W. came in.

September 28, 1915

Met Mrs. Gast. Lovely time.
Tuesday Wind & Cold
Mrs. Doane wore E.'s suit.

Ironed in A.M. Went home in P. M. E. & I went to B.F. to Carnival in Eve. with the Wheelers. May stayed with Grandma. Had a great time.

September 27, 1915

Monday Wind & Lovely

Helped with washing in A.M. Went down town in P.M. with May. Bought her a new "tam." She looks cute in it.

9/25/09

September 26, 1915

Wind blew in night terrible
Sunday Rained

May did not go to S.S. Went home to dinner. Had a lovely dinner. We all went home in Eve.

September 25, 1915

Mother came over.
Saturday Lovely

Cooked in A.M. Mrs. W. came over. May went to Mrs. Baker's party at church in P.M. Went down town in Eve.

September 24, 1915

Mrs. Baker called.
Friday Cold & Fair

Cleaned up & down stairs. Went home in P.M. & sewed. Mary came over. May played with Helen. Went to Ideal.

September 23, 1915

Thursday Cold

Mrs. W. came over in A.M. Went home in P.M. May went over to Helen's in P.M. Mother came in eve. Went home in Eve.

9/22/09

September 22, 1915

Saw "Island of Regeneration"
Wednesday Cold

May wore new sweater to school. Miss G. Mother, May & I went to Ideal in P.M. Went home & down town in Eve.

9/20/09

September 21, 1915

Brattleboro Fair postponed until tomorrow. Rain
Tuesday Cooler
Paid Mrs Doane my dollar.
Rained in A.M. May used new umbrella for first time. Ironed in A.M. Went home with May in P.M. Mrs. W & Miss G. came in Eve.

September 20, 1915

Monday Cool

Did not send May to school. All right in P.M. Helped with washing in A.M. and went down town in P.M. Called at Doanes.

September 19, 1915

Sunday Cooler

May has a little cold, Sick in eve and in night. Miss Greene came in P.M. We all went home in Eve.

9/18/09

September 18, 1915

Down to Doane's in Eve.
Saturday Cooler

Lovely today. Worked like the dickens. May went to Shirley's in P.M. Went to ride with Doanes.'

September 17, 1915

"Dad's Girl at Opera House"
Friday Hot

Ironed in A.M. Got it all done. May & I went to bed in P.M. Went home in Eve. E. all in.

September 16, 1915

Thursday Hot

Glad May only goes to school half a day this weather. May, Mother & I went to Ideal in P.M. Mrs. W. came over. Went home.

9/14/09

September 15, 1915

Band Concert in eve.
Wednesday Hot

Cleaned kitchen. Mrs. W. came over in A.M. Went to ride with Wheelers in P.M. May went. Had a long ride.

9/13/09

September 14, 1915

Tuesday Hot

Worked and sewed. May & I went to bed in P.M. Mrs. Greene invited me to go to Ideal. May stayed over home.

September 13, 1915

Monday Rain & Colder

May started another week of school. Helped with washing in a.M. Stayed over home to dinner. Sewed in P.M. went over home in Eve.

September 12, 1915

Came home with Staple's chauffer
Sunday Cooler

Mrs Greene went also
Went on a picnic with Whitney's to Ackerman's Shack. Lovely time. E. & Mr. W. cooked. May and Arthur has (sic) lovely time.

September 11, 1915

Saturday ### Hot

Worked in A.M. and sewed in P.M. May played with Helen nearly all day. Went down town in Eve.

September 10, 1915

Cleaned all upstairs in A.M.
Wrote to Poole of Rockport & Maude
Friday Hot

Went home in P.M. Jennie came. Visited all P.M. May went over to Helen's. Went over in Eve. Ma came.

9/8/09

September 9, 1915

Thursday Hot

Finished ironing. May likes her school. Went home & sewed. Wheelers & Smiths went to Rutland Fair. Ma & Pa came in Eve.

9/7/09

September 8, 1916

Band Concert in Eve.
Wednesday Hot

Ironed in A.M. Went home in P.M. with May. She only has to go in A.M. Glad. Mother & I went to Ideal & saw "The Rosary."

9/6/09

September 7, 1915

Mrs. W. & Mary came over. Went home in P.M. Mary's in Eve.
Tuesday Hot

May started for school the first time. Liked it very much. Went up with her. Hated to have her go. Went to meet her in P.M.

September 6, 1915

Birthday cake-sweater-ring-money-umbrella and flowers-book & handkerchiefs
Monday Lovely

May's birthday. 6 years old. Helped with washing in A.M. Went down town in P.M. Shirley & Helen ate supper with May.

9/5/09

September 5, 1915

Band Concert this P.M.
Lura came over
Sunday Hot

May went to S.S. Grandpa does not feel. May did not go to dinner. All went over in Eve. Annie Greene has daughter.

9/4/09

September 4, 1915

Down town in Eve. Weigh 143
Saturday Hot
E. went to Bellows Falls

Went to Claremont with May. Dr. Edmunds fixed bows of glasses. Bought manicure set. music. Saw Mattie & Ray & Roy Dodge & Barrister {?}

September 3, 1915

Gave May a shampoo.
Saw Ethel's baby
Friday Cora & Bill went home Warmer

Went home in A.M. with May. May went over to Helen's. Mary & Margaret came over in P.M. Went to Mrs. S. in Eve. Mended in Eve.

September 2, 1915

Got pictures of vacation
thursday Lovely

2nd day of Fair. May & I went in P.M. Merry-go-round broken so could not ride. We had a good time. Went to Ideal in Eve. with Mother.

September 1, 1915

Wednesday Cool & lovely

First day of fair. Did not go. Band concert in Eve. Ironed in P.M. Mother & Pa came over in Eve. E. tired & did not go out. Early to bed.

August 31, 1915

Tuesday Cool & Fair

Cleaned the den in A.M. Mary came over. Went home in P.M. 7 sewed. Had little headache. Went to bed early.

8/30/09

August 30, 1915

Monday Rainy

Helped with terrible washing. Fred went in P.M. too Greenfield. May went down town on errand and over to Helen's. We all stayed to dinner.

August 29, 1915

Sunday Rainy & Cold

May & I went home to breakfast. May went to S.S. and homne to dinner. Fred came over in P.M. All went home in Eve. E. bought gray sweater.

August 28, 1915

E. went to B.F. in Eve. to Sale
Saturday Cold

Worked and went home in A.M. Ironed a little. Fred came. called up Mrs. D. Returned May's sweater. Went home in Eve.

August 27,2009

The Smiths came over
Fred came and went to Bristol
Friday Cold

Mrs. W. & Mary came over. Mrs. W & Mrs. B & Joe gave a party at Mrs. B. Not invited. Mrs Doane came up in Eve.


Note: Fun to see the reference to my town (Bristol). I wonder what he was selling up here. Also, sort of poignant "Not invited" I wonder about the whole story and the feelings behind that short phrase.

8/26/09

August 26, 1915

Thursday Cold

Feeling rested. E. glad to see us. Mrs. S. came over. Had a good supper. Went home in Eve. Mary came. Mr & Mrs.Thayer came.

8/25/09

August 25, 1915

Wednesday Hot & muggy

All rested well. Went shopping in A.M. Started for home at 1-15. Hot travelling. Got home at 4PM. May glad to see kids.

8/24/09

August 24, 1915

May is a good little girl
Tuesday Hot

Started for Boston at 9.09. Put up at Adams House. Ate at Child's. Did stores in P.M. Went to Kuths in Eve. Great.

August 23, 1915

Went through "Fisherman's Row"
Monday Hot

Took some pictures. Went in bathing with May. Water only 50. Went down to dock. Saw Haines yacht. Saw lobsters.

August 22, 1915

Turkey & Lobster
Sunday Showers & Hot

Went to church with Mrs. W. Mrs. D. & children. Rained after dinner. Took a walk and read. Mosquitoes thick.

August 21, 1915

Miss Merrill & Artist Perkins
Saturday Hot

Went to Gloucester in A.M. Water only 58. Did not go in. Took some pictures. Turley girls went home. Sewed a little.

8/20/09

August 20, 1915

May met "Lobster John"
Friday Warmer

Went in bathing with May. Took pictures. Walked to Headlands with Mrs. D. and children. Wrote to E. Bought May slip.

8/19/09

August 19, 1915

Went in bathing
Thursday Cool

E. & Dr. started for home in auto. Hated to have them go. We all went to Glucester. Saw "Baby Mine" Got cards from them.

August 18, 1915

E's birthday Played cards
Wednesday Cold

E and Dr. went to Boston. May & I & grandma's (sic) has photo taken. We all went to Gloucester. The children liked the trained dogs.

August 17, 1915

In eve played cards
Tuesday Cold

Lots of surf & white caps. Too cold to go in bathing. took auto ride with D's to Annisquam [?] and Gloucester. The willows are fine.

Note: I'm not sure if this is the name of the town. Was it famous for willow trees?

August 16, 1915

Magnolia beautiful place
Monday Hot

Mother likes very much. May & Shirley & Whitney went on beach. Took auto ride in P.M. with D's to Manchester - Magnolia - & Gloucester.


Note: I have to share a bizarre coincidence. My mother is up visiting from CT. We all went up to see my son in Burlington on Sunday August 16th and he took us out to a restaurant he had chosen called Magnolia. When we came home I took out the diary - (which I had been telling my mother about and feeling guilty about because I was days behind on posting). I flipped to Aug 16 so I could read the "same day in 1915" to her and found the entry about Magnolia and Mother. Having read the diary years ago with no memory at all of this page it was a REALLY strange!

August 15, 1915

Fred telephoned from Boston
Ethel and Mill [.....?] have a son
Sunday Turkey and Lobster

Lots of bathers out. Roast turkey for dinner. Went to East Gloucester & and Pigeon Cove with Dr. Beautiful ride. Mother came.


Note: One of the very few times the weather is not noted -the fancy dinner took precedence!
Ada has gone over many of these entries in pen - they were originally in pencil. Perhaps she accidentally left her special pen at home and used a pencil from the hotel,

August 14, 1915

Bathing fine
Saturday Hot

Ernest and Dr. went to Boston. Mrs W, Mrs. D. children and myself went to Gloucester. Came home with headache. Went to bed early.

August 13, 1915

Painted stones. "Turn me over"
Friday Hot ###

May & Shirley went in bathing. Everyone went. took auto ride to Paradise Cliffs with Doanes. Saw Artists Reynolds home.

August 12, 1915

Arrived about 3 - 3-30
Thursday Hot

Started for Rockport at 6-55 with Ernest & May. Doanes and Weatherheads met us at Hotel Doors. Just fine. Tired.

August 11, 1915

Cora arrived
Wednesday Hot

Ironed nearly all day. May played with Helen. Went down town in Eve, Mother came over.

August 10, 1915

Helen came over to Mays
Tuesday Fair

Went home and down town in A.M. Bought palm beach suit & shoes. Borrowed Lura's bathing suit. Ironed in Eve.

8/9/09

August 9, 1915

May went to play with Helen
Monday Showers & Fair

Helped with washing in A.M. Stayed to dinner. went down town in P.M. Bought new waist at sale. Getting ready for Rockport.

8/7/09

August 8, 1915

E. collected for Thompson.
Sunday Fair & Hot

Has not rained yet (9:30 P.M.) Fred has a new Palm Beach Suit. "Brig" came up. Fred went to Springfield, Mass. E. went to B.F. with Doane.

August 7, 1915

Saw Alva Eaton
Saturday Fair & Rain

Did not rain until tonight. Had thunderstorm. Fred came. Went down town in Eve. May, Sheila & Helen had picnic over to Helen's.

8/6/09

August 6, 1915

Got a letter from Mrs. Weatherhead
Friday Rain

Went home in A.M. and over again in P.M. and sewed. Dan Aher got dishes at Ideal. May played with Helen.


Note:"Dan Aher got dishes at Ideal" Jean Shephard wrote a wonderful short story called something and "the Orpheum Gravy Boat Riot" about a movie theatre in the depression that gives away a piece of a dinner set each week and then ends up giving nothing but gravy boats for weeks in a row until the crowd turns nasty and riots. I think what Ada is referring to is something along those lines - where you buy a ticket each week at the movies - and "Dan Aher" has just won the whole set.

August 5, 1915

Thursday Rain

Will the sun ever shine? May & I went home in P.M. Went to Ideal in Eve. with Mother.

August 4,1915

No band concert
Wednesday Rainy

Ironed in A.M. Helen came to play with May. Went home & sewed in P.M. Mother came over.

8/3/09

August 3, 1915

This is my birthday
Tuesday Rain & Cool

E. gave me $2. May played with Helen nearly all day. went home in P.M. May went over to supper. Mother came over in Eve.

August 2, 1915

Tomorrow is my birthday I wonder if anyone will remember.
Monday Rain & Hot

Helped with washing in A.M. Mother came over in P.M. Pa brought vegetables. Mrs. W. & Mary came over. Went to Ideal with May.

7/31/09

August 1, 1915

Fred went to Boston
Sunday Hot

May went down town with Fred and over home to dinner. We went home in Eve. Justice Dartt died.


Note: Justice Dartt was a prominent Springfield citizen who co-authored a book on Springfield families and their histories. Ada's father Charles had a sister Frances who married a man called James Stone from Weathersfield, a nearby village. His ancestors and children (Ada's cousins) are documented in the book.

July 31, 1915

Polander dance at Slack's
Saturday Hot as pepper

Worked hard in A.M. Sweat like butcher. May is all in from heat. Went home in P.M. & Eve. Fred came.


Note: "Polander" means Polish workers. "Slack's" is John Slack's Shoddy Mill - a mill that employed them.

July 30, 1915

May went to Mrs. Bakers to lunch
Friday Hot

Went down town in A.M. Went home in P.M. and sewed. Mrs. J. came over. Went over to S with May in Eve.

7/29/09

July 29, 1915

Bert Proctor & wife separated
Thursday Hot

Ironed in A.M. May did an errand down town for me. Went home in P.M. & sewed. Went to Mrs. Albee's. Went to Ideal in Eve. with Mother.

7/28/09

July 28, 1915

Rained in Eve.
Wednesday Lovely Day

Ironed in A.M. Went to a party at Mrs.Jacobs in P.M. Very dainty. went home in Eve. May went calling with Mother.

7/26/09

July 27, 1915

Tuesday Cooler & Fair

Mary came over in A.M. Sheila sick. May feels lonesome without her in A.M. Went home in Eve. Mother came.

July 26, 1915

Monday Fair & Showers

Helped with washing in A.M. Pick beans in W's garden. Mr D. came to supper in Eve. with Mother and May.

July 25, 1915

Sunday Hot & Showers

May went to S.S. and home to dinner. Mother made sherbet. Went home in P.M. E. came over in Eve. Mr. W. came over in Eve.

7/24/09

July 24, 1915

Saturday Lovely Day

May played with Sheila & Mildred in A.M. Went home in P.M. Called on Mrs. Doane. Was not there. Bought new gown. Went down town in Eve.

7/23/09

July 23, 1915

Friday Lovely Day

Went home in A.M. May went over to Helen's. Rode Roger's pony. Mother came over in P.M. Went to Mary's & Mrs. S. in Eve. May is tired.

7/22/09

July 22, 1915

Grandpa played with May
Pearl & children went home
Thursday Cool & Fair

Went home to breakfast with May. Saw Bill S. Went to Ideal in Eve. with Mother, E. went to B.F. with Dr. Doane. Came home with headache.

Note: It's interesting to me how long Pearl stayed for a visit - and others in the diary. Visits were definitely longer then.

July 21, 1915

Wednesday Hot & Rainy

Ironed in A.M. Sewed in P.M. Pearl & children came over in Eve. Mary came over in P.M.

7/20/09

July 20, 1915

Tuesday Hot & Cloudy

Helped with washing in A.M. Went home in P.M. with May & sewed. Went to Ideal in the Eve with Mother & May.

7/19/09

July 19, 1915

Dodges & Wards gone to Watch Hill
Monday Hot & Cloudy

Went home in A.M. & P.M. Went over to Smiths in Eve. May played with kids in A.M. W's went to Chesterfield Lake.

Note: A brief google search brought up two likely hits for the named places. Chesterfield is in the fairly nearby Monadnock, New Hampshire region and has a good size lake. Watch Hill is a seaside resort in Rhode Island.

7/18/09

The Adna Brown Hotel, Springfield, VT

Right down the hill from Ada. When she says "went down town" she passed the Adna Brown.

A Friend, Ernest and Ada. Courting Days,1900.

Taken in or near Springfield. Wish I knew who the woman on the left was!

July 18, 1915

Sunday Hot

Went to church with May. Mr. Lawrence came up in P.M. Took dinner with Mother. Lura came over in Eve.

July 17, 1915

Saturday Hot ###

Cooked in A.M. Mrs. Barney, Pearl & I & the children went to Seaver's Brook. In wading. Took our lunch. Went down town in Eve.

7/16/09

July 16,1915

Got letter from Maude
Friday Hot

May played with kids. Ironed in A.M. Sewed in P.M. Went over to Mary's & Pearl's in P.M. & Eve. May & I went home in Eve.

7/15/09

July 15, 1915

Thursday Very Hot

Took May to barber in A,M. E. went to B.F. with Dr. Doane. May & I went home to supper. Went to Ideal in Eve. with Mother.

7/13/09

July 14, 1915

Band concert in Eve.
Wednesday Rain - Hot

Rained several times. May played with the children to-day. Pearl came over. Mother & Pa came. Went down town in Eve. with Lura.


Note: I've tried to find out more about this family - they seem to be important in Ada's life and are mentioned for years. On familysearch.com I did find a Lura, Pearl, Mary (and another) Smith born in NJ. I would think this must be them given the unusual name of Lura. In 1915 I think Mrs. Smith. Mary and Lura are living in Springfield. Pearl is visiting from somewhere else. One day I hope to get to the Springfield Library and read the old paper.I have yet to try heritagequest.

July 13,1915

Went to Ideal in Eve. with Mother
Tuesday Hot & Rain

Rained in A.M. Francis & Barbara came over to play. May still continues gaining. Ironed nearly all day. Mother came over.

7/12/09

May Illingworth, Springfield, VT c1916

This might be mentioned later in the diary -we'll see.

July 12, 1915

Cleared up at noon
Monday Rained

May is better. Mother did my washing. May & I walked over home in P.M. Pearl & children are here. May looks pale.

July 11, 1915

May is thin & pale
Fred went to Detroit
Sunday Hot

Hurrah! May is up to-day. Ate her dinner with us. It certainly seems good. Dr. Doane took May, E & I to ride to B.F. Had a nice time.

Note: B.F. is Bellows Falls - about 10 miles from Springfield.

July 10, 1915

Flowers came to-day for May.
Saturday Hot

May is better - Still in bed. To-day she was allowed callers. Dr. came in A.M. Fred gave me two books and sewing cards. Mother came.

July 9, 1915

Fred came on midnight.
Mrs. albert Howe died.
Friday Hot & Fair
Mother came.

May is better. Still in bed. Very weak. Dr. came in A.M. Every one very kind. She had lots of lovely flowers sent.

July 8, 1915

High Fever & delerious
Thursday Rained
May very sick with colonitis. Called Dr. Doane in night. did not go to bed. He came twice today - better toward night. Mother came.

July 7, 1915

Mother got new gray hat & plume.
Wednesday Cooler

May is better but has had diareahha [sic] Went home in P.M. Went downtown. Band concert. Did not go. May does not feel well.

July 6, 1915

Tuesday Lovely Day

May played with Sheila. Went home in P.M. and sewed. Fred went to boston. May sick at night - quite feverish.

7/5/09

July 5, 1915

Fred came over. May had a grand time with her 4th of July things.
Nothing doing here for the 4th. Helped with washing in A.M. Rained in P.M. Sewed inP.M. Went over to Mrs. S. Ideal in Eve with May & Mother.

July 4, 1915

Sunday Hot & Muggy

Fred came home. Bought May Indian Suit. Grace Wheeler & Mr. & Mrs. W. came over in P.M. Went home in Eve. to supper.

7/2/09

July 3, 1915

Doodlestick came. Someone tried to steal hose in Eve.
Saturday Fair & Hot
E. went to Bailey's party.

Helen came and spent the day with us. We all went to Ideal in P.M. with Whitneys. Mother, May & I went down town in Eve.

July 2, 1915

Friday Rainy

Went home in P.M. with May & sewed. Mother came over in A.M. Band gives dance this Eve. Ma & Pa came in Eve. May is very tired.

July 2, 1915

July 1, 1915

Saw " Alai's Jinny Valetine" [?]
Altrurian Picnic postponed indefinitely
Thursday Rainy

E. went back to work. May & I went home in P.M. Sewed. May stayed over to supper. Went to Ideal in Eve with Mother.

June 30, 1915

Wednesday Rainy

Ironed nearly all day and in the Eve. Mary came over. May stayed over home to supper. Mended in Eve. Sheila came in.

June 29, 1915

Tuesday Very Warm

Cooked in A.M. Mother came over in P.M. May played with Sheila & Helen. Went to Mary's & Mrs. S.

June 28,1915

Went to Chester, Bartonsville, Rockingham and B.F.
Monday Pa's Birthday Lovely Day

Helped with washing in A.M. Went for a long ride with Dodges, Mrs.Ward, Ernest & May. Bought new gown at B.F. Had picnic lunch on lawn when we came home.

6/27/09

June 27, 1915

May went over to Arthur's for ice cream.
Sunday Rain & Fair

Thunderstorm in A.M. so May did not go to S.S. Sick headache in P.M. Went to bed after dinner. May went home.

June 26, 1915

Saturday Lovely Day

E. went to B.F. with Vail. Went to Ideal in P.M. with May & Mother. Ordered Koveralls [?] for May. Went down town in Eve. with May.

June 25, 1915

May went home to supper
Friday Lovely Day

E. went to Claremont with Dr. Doane. Frank Locke filled 3 teeth in A.M. Went over to Mrs. S. in P.M. Mrs. W. gave me some asters.

6/24/09

June 24, 1915

Saw "As Ye Sow"
Thursday Warmer

E. did not work. Went to B.F. with Dr. Doane. May & I stayed over home to supper. Went to Ideal in Eve. with Mother.

June 23, 1915

Mr. Bartpy [?] treated May & Sheila
Wednesday Cold & Fair

May went over Sheila's to play. Went over to Mrs. S. E. did not work. Still cross. Put on screens. Went down town in Eve. with Mother & May.

6/22/09

June 22, 1915

Tuesday Cold & Fair ####

Sick in A.M. Mrs. W. came in. Mother came over. Went home in P.M. May played with children. Mildred came over. Went to walk with Mrs. W.



Note: A reminder and a note for newcomers. The crosshatch is Ada's code for the first day of her period. She is nearly always sick the first half of the day it arrives.

6/21/09

June 21, 1915

Ma & Pa came over in Eve.
Monday Cooler & Fair

Helped with washing in A.M. May went to Merrick's party. 8 yrs old. Mary invited me over. E. still cross with me. I wish I was only 8 yrs. old.

6/19/09

June 20,1915

I am all discouraged
Sunday Muggy

E. slept until noon, then went out & stayed out all P.M. Don't seem as if I could stand it much longer. Maisie came to play with May.

June 19, 1915

Fred called up from Springfield.
E. is cross at me. I don't know why.
Saturday Muggy & Showers

Mowed lawn in A.M. Made a strawberry shortcake. It was fine. Pa went to work. Mother, May & I went to Ideal. Arthur is sick. Ma & Pa came over in Eve.

6/18/09

A Boob Town - Springfield, VT?




Is this the Alumni Ball? Ernest is mad at Ada for days after the ball. Did he write "A Boob Town" on the back of her photo?
I have another very faded picture of this that I will try to restore.

June 18, 1915

Went to Alumni in Eve. with Ernest
Wore lace dress. Had dandy time.
E. is cross.
Sunday Hot. Showers.
May stayed over home all night.

Went down town in A.M. Bought new pumps, stockins & slip. Went to Opera House in P.M. and helped make sandwiches. Pa came over in A.M.



Note: As you will see "E." stays cross for quite awhile. Did something happen at the Ball to set him off?

6/16/09

June 17, 1915

Saw "The Pit" Commencement Exercises at Opera House Fannie Whitcomb graduates
Thursday Showers & Hot

Grandpa came home sick. Dr. Doane said his stomach was out of order. Better tonight. Mrs. W., Miss Greene May - Arthur & I went to Ideal.

June 16, 1915

Wednesday Very Hot

May played with Sheila in A.M. Sewed in P.M. Muther, May & I went to band concert inEve. Pa came home sick.

6/15/09

June 15, 1915

Winifred Wilcomb's funeral this A.M.
Taken to Lyndonville, Vt.
Tuesday Rainy

Ironed in A.M. May & I went home. Mabel McI. asked me to serve refreshments for Alumni. Made date to Locke for Fri. A.M. at 10:30. Saw Carrie in A.M.


Note: Locke is a dentist.

6/14/09

June 14, 1915

Monday Very hot. Lovely Day.

Helped with washing. Washed both piazzas. E. brought Nellie over to Mother's. Went over to Mrs. W's in P.M. Went home with May in Eve.

June 13, 1915

We went home in Eve.
Mattie 7 Ray came over.
Sunday Lovely Day

Winifred Wilcomb died last eve. 6 yrs. May went to S.S. also to ride with the Wheelers. E. went with Smith. Fred went to Boston. Miss Greene came in Eve.

June 12, 1915

Winifred Wilcomb is very low.
Mary Bingham came over.
Saturday Warmer
Mary came in P.M.

May went over to Helen's in A.M. and went in P.M. to picnic. E. went fishing. Got 4. Hose came. Fred came in P.M. Mrs. W. came. Ma & Pa came over.

6/11/09

June 11, 1915

May & I went home in Eve.
E. not working
Friday Warmer

Winifred W. no better. Stearn's men are at mother's to work. Went down town with May. she got a green balloon. Balloon day at Movies.

June 10, 1915

Howard Finn's birthday
Saw "The Dollar Mark"
Thursday Cold

E. did not work in P.M. cleaned cellar. Helen & May played together after school. Winifred Wilcomb very sick. Went to Ideal in Eve.

June 9, 1915

Wednesday Cooler

May went to play with Mary bingham and down town with grandma. Mrs. W. came over in P.M. Ma & Pa came.

June 8, 1915

Strike is over
Tuesday Cooler & Fair

Worked in A.M. very hard. Mended in P.M. May played hard all day. Mother & Pa came in Eve. Mrs. W. came in P.M.

6/6/09

June 7, 1915

Strike still on.
Monday Sultry & Hot

Helped with washing in A.M. Went autoing in P.M. with Mary & Mrs. W, to Perkinsville. May stayed with Mother. Ma & Pa came in Eve.

June 6, 1915

We had "rabbit" with the Whitneys & Miss Greene
Sunday Hot

May went to S.S. wore new white shoes. Took off her underdrawers. She took dinner with Helen. mother came over in P.M. Helen & Arthur came over.

6/5/09

May Illingworth c 1914


May Illingworth c 1914
Originally uploaded by dlundbech

June 5, 1915

Met Gerald Welch. May & Mother went also.
Bought May white shoes.
Saturday Hot & Fair
Went downtown in Eve.
Polander strike at Foundry

May went autoing in A.M. with Wheelers. Cooked in A.M. Went to Bellows Falls in P.M. with Herricks. Bought May new dress. Had lovely time.

June 4, 1915

Friday Warmer

May scratched arm. Made her sick. Played with Helen after school. Went to Ideal with Mother & May. Ernest played cards.

June 3, 1915

Saw "The Wishing Ring"
Thursday Cool & Fair

Ironed in A.M. May played with kids. Went over to Mary's in P.M. Went to Ideal in Eve. with Mother. Ernest sprouted potatoes.

June 2.1915

Wednesday Lovely Day

Arthur hurt his arm. May played with him all day nearly. Ironed in A.M. Mary came over.Went down town in P.M. with May. Mother came over.

6/1/09

June 1, 1915

Tuesday Hot as blitzen

Ironed parlor curtains. Ernest don't feel good. May played with the kids in A.M. Mrs. Crawford has daughter. Mother came over in P.M. Went home in Eve.

May 31, 1915

Helped with washing Hot.
Monday Lovely Day
Celebration to-day. Two ball games Springfield vs Newport. Newport won & Springfield vs Claremont. Spr. won. May went with Floyd & Mildred. I went to Doane's and waited.

Note: I think Doane's was a store in town and Ada is being dryly funny.

May 30, 1915

Ernest is cross.
I don't feel very good.
Sunday Lovely & Cold
Memorial Services at Congo Church
May went to Sunday School and home to dinner. Was sick in P.M. All right at night. Went over to Mrs. S. in P.M. & home to supper.

5/29/09

May 29. 1915

May went to show in the "Armory"
Saturday Lovely Day

Mrs. Whitney came over. Went to Ideal in P.M. with May. Saw "The Little Straw Wife." Saw Arthur Woodbury. Ma & Pa came in Eve.

May 28, 1915

Friday Windy

Cleaned parlor. Mother came in P.M. Mildred came in A.M. Mary came over in Eve. May went home to supper.

5/27/09

May 27, 1915

Thursday Cold & Windy ###

Went to Claremont with May & Mother. They had eyes examined. May's eyes are improving. We did the town. Did not feel very well.

5/26/09

May 26, 1915

Mildred came over to play with May.
Cooked in P.M.
Wednesday Cooler

Ironed in A.M. and part of P.M. Scrubbed kitchen floor with Mother's brush. looks fine.went down town in Eve.

May 25, 1915

D.A.R. "living pictures" in Eve.
Tuesday Warmer

Cleaned the rest of pantry. Sewed in P.M. Went to Ideal in Eve with Mother & May. Mrs. Whitney came over. Mildred came.

May 24, 1915

Mrs. Baker gives bridge party tonight
Monday Fair & Cool

Helped with washing. May had a lovely time all day. Fixed piazza box in P.M. Mrs. Heath & Mildred came in Eve. "Grampa" Leland sick.


Note: "Piazza box" is a flower box for the porch I think - a window box of flowers.

5/22/09

May 23, 1915

"Creation" at the Ideal in P.M. & Eve.
Sunday Colder

May did not go to S.S. She went home to dinner also over to Arthur's. We went home in Eve. Cooked chicken for dinner. It certainly was a tough old bird.

May 22, 1915

Saturday Warm

Mrs. W. & Mary came in A.M. Worked all day. E.'s panama hat came also his new uniform. Class. Ma & Pa came in Eve. May awfully tired.

5/20/09

May 21, 1915

Mary brought ice-cream to May
Mattie called in A.M.
Friday                Cloudy & Rain

Went home in A.M. Mildred came over to play with May. Went autoing with Mrs. Jacobs in Slack's car in Eve.

May 20, 1915

Fred phoned from Boston that he is going to Cleveland and other cities
Thursday                     Warm

Saw Roger Derby. Ironed in A.M. and until 4:00 in P.M. Went to Ideal in Eve. with Mother. May had a lovely time all day.

5/19/09

May 19, 1915

Wednesday           Lovely Day

Cleaned half of pantry. May played out all day. Took mending and went home in P.M. Mary came over in Eve.

5/18/09

May 18, 1915

Tuesday                 Fair & Cool

Mildred came to play with May. Whitneys moved to-day. Went to Ideal in P.M. with Mother & May. E & I went autoing in Eve. with Wheelers.

May 17, 1915

Monday             Cool & Rainy

May stayed in most all day. Plumber came in P.M. Mended in P.M. Went to Gladys's in Eve. Altrurian Business meeting.

May 16, 1915

Sunday                Cool & Fair

May & Grandpa went to Jennie's. She did not go to S.S. Fred & Grampa came in. We all went home in Eve. Made rhubarb pie. It is raining.

May 15, 1915

Bought shirts & stockings
Saturday                 Cool & Fair

Went home in A.M. May went over to Mary B's in A.M. Ironed dining room curtains. Went down town in Eve, with Mother & May.

May 14, 1915

Our bed came in P.M.
Friday            Cooler

Worked all day. May played with Mildred. Fred came home. May & I went home. Went in Mac Donald's in Eve.

May 13, 1915

Thursday         Cooler

Charles Sanders died last night. John O'Connell very ill with pneumonia. Went to Ideal in Eve. with Mother. Worked all day. Clarence Wiley in Boston. Very sick at hospital.

May 12, 1915

Gertrude Finn died today
Wednesday                Lovely. Hot.

Worked all day. Mildred came over to play with May. May & I had a long ride in Mary's car. Ma & Pa came in Eve.

May 11, 1915

Worked all day.
Mrs. George Graham died today.
Tuesday            Warmer
Ernest collected
Helped with washing. Man came and put up moldings. Looks lovely. May dug some dandelions. Mrs. Smith & Margaret & Pa came in.

5/10/09

May 10, 1915

Monday             Lovely Day

Mary came over. Merrick sick. May played in A.M. with kids. Mr. Thompson sick. Ernest collected early. Fred went to Springfield, Mass.

May 9, 1915

Varnished table & 2 chairs
Sunday              Lovely Day

May went to S.S. and home to dinner. Mary has a new ear "Saxon" 6 Worked hard all day. Mrs. Johnson & Mr. Buck called. Went home.



Note: Don't know what "ear saxon 6" means. Perhaps an ear trumpet for hearing better? Or jewelry? Mary is mentioned a lot but I don't know who she is.

5/8/09

May 8, 1915

Painters left in P.M
"Lusitaina" blown up by Germans.
Saturday              Lovely Day

Got up at 6:30. Papered the dining room & varnished floors. Went to Ideal in P.M. with May. Fred came home in Eve. Went down town.

May 7, 1915

Painted the dining room & kitchen. whitewashed ceilings
Friday                     Lovely Day

Stearn's man (Mr. Weld, charlestown) doing our work. got up at 6:30. Took four meals over home. May played hard all day. Mrs. Whiting came in.

May 6, 1915

Thursday         Lovely Day

Ironed in A.M. Painters came in P.M. Mother came over. Went to Ideal with Mother in Eve. May's glasses had to be fixed. Mrs. S & Mary came.

May 5, 1915

Wednesday             Fair & cool

Got up early 6:30. Expected Mr. Stearns. Did not come. We went home to dinner. Cleaned a closet. mother came in Eve. May had a fine time all day.

May 4, 1915

Lanes have moved in Mrs. Johnson's house
Tuesday                               Lovely Day

May went home while I went to Locke's. Cleaned kitchen. Ma & Pa came over. Fred went to Boston. Mrs John Deniary called.

5/3/09

May 3, 1915

Mary came over in Eve.      
Monday   Cloudy in A.M. Cold

Helped with washing. Mrs. B. says Stearns will be here Wed. Cleaned dining. Went over to Jessie's in Eve. May went to bed awfully tired.

5/2/09

May 2, 1915

Worked all day.
Sunday            Cold & Fair

May did not go to S.S. Fred & Grandpa came in. Mattie is over. Flora & Ralph have a little son at hospital. Went home in Eve.

5/1/09

May 1, 1915

May found a May basket at the door this eve. filled with violets.
                                                                           Rainy  ###

Sick nearly all day. May went home and stayed to dinner. Ernest did not work. Went fishing. Caught 20. Fred came home. Grandma came over. Got my hat. Went home.

April 30, 1915

Floyd and Edward are very brave.
Mildred stayed with Jay's wife.
Friday                   Rainy
Mrs. LaFountain died this eve. Who will be next?
Went to Joes & home in A.M. Took some scalloped potatoes over to Jessies. Jessie's funeral in P.M. She looked lovely and had beautiful flowers. Ernest did not work today. Was bearer.

4/29/09

April 29, 1915

Thursday                 Lovely in P.M.
                             Rain in A.M.

Ironed in A.M. May went over home in P.M. Mended in Eve. Saw Floyd in P.M. Go to Frank Locke's Tues. 9:30

April 28, 1915

Whatever is Floyd going to do?
Fred went to Springfield, Mass. in A.M.
Wednesday                 Colder

Mildred spent the day with us. May and she had a great time. Floyd came over. Miss Longworth came in. Gave $.50 for flowers. Grandpa came in.

4/27/09

April 27, 1915

May's cold is better
Tuesday                   Hot

Jessie died in eve. Can't seem to do anything today. Went to Ideal in eve with Ernest & May. Fred came home.

4/26/09

Young Ernest


Young Ernest
Originally uploaded by dlundbech
"E"

Ada May Grimshaw 1902


Ada May Grimshaw 1902
Originally uploaded by dlundbech
Brought to me this weekend (4/26/09) by my brother and sister -in-law - part of a wonderful collection of old family photos, documents and postcards.

4/25/09

April 26, 1915

Mrs. Woolson & Cal Brown married
Monday                  Warm

Helped with washing in A.M. Fred went to Springfield, Mass. Jessie no better. Went to Mary's in P.M. May & I went to hear band in Eve.

April 25, 1915

May wore her new shoes all day. The Educators [?]
Sunday                 Hot, the first hot day

May has a cold. did not go to Sunday School. Jessie is no better.May & I gathered violets in A.M. Went home in Eve. Fred came over. 

April 24, 1915

Fred bought May big box of candy.
Saturday                       Lovely Day

Jessie no better. Several doctors called. Fred came home. Bought May play shoes. Went to Mary's in P.M. Down town in Eve.

4/22/09

April 23, 1915

Milton Slack's little girl
has pneumonia
Friday                                 Rained in night
                                               Warmer

Nightgown came from Gilchrist.
Jessie is worse. Got my hat and took the one mother gave me down. Made date with Locke. Fri. 10:30. Cleaned one room and went home.

4/21/09

April 22, 1915

Thursday                Cold & Fair

Cleaned in closet. Jessie is better. May, mother & I went to Ideal in P.M. Mr. Whitney buried here. Went home in Eve. with May. Saw Mary's ........ [?]

Note: Can't make out this word. Looks like "end" or "hand" maybe.

April 21, 1915

Hubert Whitney died in Nashua, N.H.
Wednesday                      Colder & Fair

May had a lovely time all day. She has begun to tan. Raked yard in P.M. Went home in Eve. with May. Went to walk. Awfully tired tonight.

April 20, 1915

Called into Jessie's in A.M.
Tuesday                        Lovely Day

Went down town in A.M. and ordered hat. Worked all day. May dug dandelions. Went to Ideal with Mother and May. Jessie very sick.

4/19/09

April 19, 1915

Mr. Roscoe's funeral at Barre
Monday           Cloudy & Warm

Helped with washing in A.M. May played out nearly all day. Mrs. Ames [?] came back. Mother came in P.M. Fred went to Boston. Mended.


April 18, 1915

Sunday         Warm

May went to Sunday School and home to dinner. Fred came over also Grandpa. Ernest & I went home in Eve. May & I went to walk.

4/17/09

April 17, 1915

Grandpa bought May a balloon
Saturday                 Warmer
May went over to Helen's in A.M.

Mopped front piazza. Auction of Bingham's good. (sic) Mother & Mary came over to see the fun. Fred & Mother came in Eve.

Note: I can't make this entry out at all. Is Ada being sarcastic? "came over to see the fun"(seeing as she had written that the Binghams had just died) Is she just macabre? Is she just used to death and excited about the drama or "fun" of an auction? 
The "piazza" is what she always calls the porch. I'm not sure if that's her particular use or the term in general use at the time.

4/15/09

April 16, 1915

May went to the court martial trial over in the "armory"
Friday                       Lovely Day

Worked all day long. Did not change my dress. Mr. Buck's house for sale in the Reporter. Mr. Roscow is dead at Barre.

April 15, 1915

Mrs. Jacobs becomes a member of the Club
Ernest did not work in A.M.
Thursday                    Lovely Day
Ernest went fishing with Millard B.
Went over to Marys. Mr. Buck wants to sell his house to us. We do not want it. Went home in P.M. Went to Altrurian Club at Mrs. Flinn [?]

April 14, 1915

Bought me a new waist
Wednesday          Colder

May & I did not wake up this A.M. until 9. o'clock. Sheila came before we were up. May & I went after pussywillows in P.M. and home. Went down town in Eve.

April 13, 1915

Got May's picture postals
Tuesday                 Lovely Day

May stayed over home to dinner & P.M. also. Went to Mrs. Bingham's funeral. Called on Mrs. Dodge with Mrs. Smith. E. May & I went to Ideal.

April 12, 1915

Monday                          Lovely Day

Helped with washing. We stayed to dinner over home. Sewed in P.M. Trimmed May's hat and mended. Mr. & Mrs. Smith came over in Eve.

4/10/09

April 11, 1915

Ernest has gray Norfolk
Fred's new suit pretty. Easter
Sunday               Rained

At last it rained, Fred came in A.M. & Grandpa. Went home in eve. May stayed to dinner at home. Thunderstorm last night. Cantata at Cong. Church.

April 10, 1915

Went over to Bingham's and saw Grandma Floyd. She looks just the same as ever.
Saturday                        Cloudy

Mrs. Bingham died in A.M. Mary came over. Went home in P.M. with May. Went down town in Eve. Eastern Star give dinner.

April 9, 1915

Why don't we have [?] rain?
Saw George Stiles
Friday           Cloudy & Warm

Mrs. Bingham very low. Miss Shattuck (nurse) died. Went home in Eve. with May. Went over to Mary's in P.M. Mended in P.M.

April 8, 1915

Thursday           Cloudy & Warm

Mr. Bingham's funeral today. Mrs. B. unable to go. May and I went home in P.M. Mother & I went to Ideal to "Seats of the Mighty" Mary came over.

April 7, 1915

Russell was 18 yrs old
Wednesday               Cloudy

Mrs. Bingham very sick. Mary came over in A.M. Went to Russell Robinson's funeral with Mary & Mrs. Fleming. May stayed with Grandma. Went down town in Eve.

April 6, 1915

Tuesday          Snow and Cloudy

Mother came over in A.M. Cora & June came today. Headache in A.M. Mrs. Jacob invited May over in P.M. Went to Ideal in eve. with Mother and May.

4/5/09

April 5, 1915

5 lay dead tonight in town
Mr. Corliss - Butler - Pomeroy - Bingham - R Robinson
Monday                Warm                                                          ###
Jess Willard whipped Jack Johnson in 2 (?) Havanna

May & I went to Claremont. Dr. Carleton not there. Saw Mattie & Ray. Had a lovely time. Mr. Bingham died last night. Mary came over in Eve.

4/4/09

April 4, 1915

May had new gloves & hair ribbon
Went to church with Mary.
Sunday                  Lovely Easter
      Sugared off in P.M.
Mr. Bingham still worse and Mrs. B is very sick. Mrs. Pomeroy died. May spoke at Easter concert. We all went home in eve and made records on [grapohone]?


Note: Does Ada mean gramaphone? Could they record then at home?
All the sickness and dying is not the Spanish flu - that came later.

April 3, 1915

Snowed in evening about 3 ins
Saturday                    Warm & Cloudy

Mr. Bingham worse and Russell robinson died in evening. May went to rehearsal in P.M. Went down town in P.M. and home in eve.         

April 2, 1915

Good Friday
Friday          Warmer

May played with Sheila. Fred came in P.M. from Boston. Mrs, Butler died and Mrs. Corliss. Went home in P.M. & sewed.

4/1/09

April 1,1915

Thursday               Warmer

Did not get fooled today. Mr. Bingham has pneumonia. Mr. Staples takes possession of Dodges. Went to Ideal with May and Mother in P.M.

March 31, 1915

Sold rags & papers - got $ .13
Wednesday                Cold & Windy

May stayed over home to dinner. Back ached all day. Used my vacuum. It's great. Mary came over. Went home in P.M. Fixed my suit skirt.

March 30, 1915

Mother came over to dinner
Tuesday               Cold

Fred's birthday 25 yrs. May sent him a card. Went to Ideal with Ma & Pa & May. E. went to Lodge. Mary came over. Went down town in P.M. with May. Things from Boston came.


3/29/09

March 29, 1915

Grandmother Halkard's birthday
Monday                    Cold & Windy

Helped with washing in A.M. May and I went down town in P.M. May stayed over home to supper. Russel Robinson has pneumonia.

Note: Grandmother Halkard was Ada's mother's mother. Her name was Maryann (Wolfenden) Halkard born March 29, 1823 in England, died November 28, 1885. She and her husband are buried in the Perkinsville Cemetery off Stoughton Pond Road in Perkinsville,Vermont.

March 28, 1915

Tuesday          Cold

Fred came over in A.M. May went to Sunday school and over home to dinner. E. & I went over in eve. May found bunnys and chicks on the piazza.

3/26/09

March 27, 1915

Saturday                Cold. Windy

Allan Marshall lost. Found at noon. Went to Ideal with May and Mother. May went over to dinner and supper. Went over home in eve. Mother and Fred trimmed us. Awfully cold.

March 26,1915

Friday                Cold & Windy

Took May to barbers in A.M. Made doughnuts and cake in P.M. Mrs. Smith came in A.M and Nellie in P.M. E. gone to George Whitneys. cards.

March 25,1915

Mr. Cain brought potatoes
Thursday              Lovely Day

Mary has gone to Springfield. Ironed in A.M. Went to Ideal in P.M. with Mother and May. May stayed to dinner and supper over home.

Note: Springfield, MA.?

March 24,1915

Ernest took Nellie to Mrs. Scotts
Wednesday                   Lovely Spring Day

May played with Sheila in A.M. Grandma came over in P.M. and also Mary. Fred came home in P.M. Went down town in eve.

March 23,1915

Tuesday          Warmer

Cleaned pantry. May played with Sheila in A.M. "The Wolf" at Opera House. Went home in eve. Mr. Baker moved into Brookline. Embroidered on table mat.

3/21/09

March 22, 1915

"Paid in Full"   Three nights
Monday                 Cloudy

Helped with washing. Very tired. Mary came over in P.M. Went home with May. Mr. Perry's lecture at Ideal and Gladys Klark Stock Co. at Opera [?] House.

Note: "Paid in Full appears" to be a play. There seems to be entertainment every night - perhaps that was a month of March thing. Hard to imagine that Springfield had an Opera House but it looks like that's what Ada has written on this and other pages.

March 21, 1915

Sunday             Colder

May went to Sunday School and over home to dinner. Mrs. S. & Lura returned from N.Y. Went home in eve. E. has headache.

March 20, 1915

Saturday        Warmer

May played in A.M. with children. Had sick headache in P.M. Grandma & Grandpa came in eve. E. went out. Better in eve.

March 19, 1915

The "Dunbars" are tonight.
Mary Leland Laurence has appendicitis
Friday                  Fair         Windy

May played with Sheila & Mildred all A.M. Cooked in A.M. Went down town in P.M. with May. Went home in eve. E. went out.

March 18, 1915

Thursday            Cold & Windy

May went home to dinner. Fred went to Boston. Sent an order to R.H. White for $12.28. Going some. Went home in P.M. Went over to Mary's.


Note: Not sure what "going some" means. Maybe "good for me"?

3/17/09

March 17, 1915

Mrs. Smith & Lura went to N.Y.
Wednesday                    Colder

Mary came over. May, Mother & I went to Ideal in P.M. Fred came over. Mended in eve. Mays cold also E. are better.

3/15/09

March 16, 1915

Tuesday         Warmer

May went home to dinner. Mary came over. Went home in P.M. & took mending. Mother & I went to Ideal in evening.

March 15, 1915

Monday                  Windy  Lovely Day

Helped with washing. May stayed over home to dinner. Went over in P.M. & sewed. E. and May both better. Taught May her piece.

3/13/09

March 14, 1915

Sunday            Warmer

Went to Sunday School with May. Enjoyed it very much. She got a piece [to recite] for Easter. Went home to dinner. Fred came in P.M.

March 13, 1915

Saturday            Warmer

May's cold is better. Went home in P.M. Ernest's cold is bad. he did not work. Went to bed early with May.

March 12, 1915

Friday        Cold

Stayed in all day. Up all night with May. Her cold is worst. (sic) Mother came over in P.M. Ernest has a cold.

3/10/09

March 11, 1915

                             ###
Thursday             Cold. Wind

Sick in A.M. May has a cold. Went to Ideal in P.M. with mother and May. Was awake most of last night with May.              

Vermont Basketball Team 1905/06

"E." (Ernest Illingworth) is pictured in the back on the left. This was the year (1905) that Ernest and Ada married - on Christmas Eve. 
If I was being correct instead of quirky, this would be the Diary of Ada May Illingworth but I have a fondness for maiden names so she has remained a Grimshaw.
Click on the picture and you can view this large on my Flickr stream.

March 10, 1915

May has a little cold. We went home in P.M. Fred came home on the 8.00. Brought May puzzles and paints. Went over to Mary's. Fred had a lovely time in Prov.

Note: A reminder that Fred is her brother and travels for business. He is in his twenties. It seems that this was a business trip although both Ada's parents appear to have had connections in Providence, so perhaps he was visiting too. The Grimshaw /Halkard album has quite a lot of unknown people photographed in Providence studios.

3/8/09

March 9, 1915

Tuesday                       Cold & Windy

May and Sheila played in A.M. Mattie here for a day. Mary came over. May & I went home in P.M. Mother & I went to Ideal in Eve.


March 8, 1915

Monday           Colder

Went home & helped with washing. Embroidered in P.M. May played out doors in A.M. May got a letter from Fred. E. went out. 

3/6/09

March 7, 1915

Sunday           Warm like Spring

May went to Sunday School and over home to dinner. Grandpa came in P.M. Read "Amazing Grace". Rev. Arthur P. Kelley missing.

March 6, 1915

Saturday             Warm

Merrick played with May in A.M. May & I went to Ideal & Florence's.Went home in Eve. Mary cameover. Fred is in Prov. E. bought me a baking dish.

Note: So much for the March 4 decision about May and the movies.

3/5/09

March 5, 1915

Friday          Warm

May played in A.M. with Sheila & Mildred. Took her to Dr. Doane about kidneys. A little acid in urine. She thinks it grand to take medicine. First time. Went home in Eve.

3/4/09

March 4, 1915

Thursday         Warmer

May, mother & I went to Ideal in P.M. Do not think it helps May any. Will not go for awhile. We went home in eve. Mr. Morse better.

Note: 1915 and the beginning of worries about the media affecting the child!



March 3, 1915

Mr. Morse very low
Wednesday                    Windy & Cold

Terrible cold wind all day. Mary came over. Mother came over in P.M. may & I went home in P.M. Nellie brought May prune whip. 

March 2, 1915

Town Meeting Day
Fred is in Boston
Tuesday                  Windy and Cold

Town went "no license." Ironed. Mary came over. Went to Ideal in P.M. with Mother & May. Went home in Eve. Mary Bingham has chicken pox.

Note: "No license" meant no alcohol could be sold in town.

March 1, 1915

March comes in like a lion
Monday                     Windy & Cold

Began to take 1 pt milk of Gill. May & I went home in P.M. Only 5 agents came here today. Washed in A.M. over home. Sewed in P.M.

Note: I don't know what Ada means by "milk of Gill" or "5 agents"


2/28/09

February 28, 1915

Dr & Mrs.  Morse have a daughter
Sunday                   Wind & Cold

Too cold for May to go to Sunday School. She stayed to dinner over home. E. went to Mr. Haskin's funeral. May & E. & I went home in Eve.

2/27/09

Ada Grimshaw


Ada Grimshaw
Originally uploaded by dlundbech
Ada May Grimshaw c1888. 
Ada was a redhead and I've always pictured this dress a dark green. 

2/26/09

February 27, 1915

Fred is in Syracuse N.Y.
Saturday                             Windy & Cold

Cooked in A.M. E. bought some Enamel ware at Italian's 5 & 10. Mary came over. Went to Ideal in P.M. with Mother and May. May & I went home in Eve. Went down town.

February 26, 1915

Friday                 Cold

May & I went home in P.M. Went down town. Made 8 dish towels. Mrs. Adolphus Odette died. Suscribed (sic) for delineator. E. went out. Dave Haskins died. Wind blows.


Note: I don't know what a delineator is. Is it something to do with Mrs. Odette's funeral?

February 25, 1915

Thursday          Rained

May and I went home in P.M. River very high. Terrible walking. E. went out. Cosmopolitan Play tonight. Mended all evening. Made range fritters.

February 24, 1915

Wednesday            Rained

Hildreth better. May & I went home in P.M. Fred is in Sycaruse (sic) N.Y. Strike over. Did a big ironing. E. went out. Nellie came over. Tired tonight.

2/23/09

February 23, 1915

Tuesday              Warm

Hildreth has bronchitis. Mildred came over to play with May in A.M. May and I went home on P.M. E. went to Lodge. Mother , May and I went to Ideal. Strike still on.

2/22/09

February 22, 1915

Monday               Fair

E. did not work. Went home & down town. May treated Olive and I. Polish girls strike at John Slack's Shoddy Mill. Grandpa stopped. I am certainly going to Keene someday.

Note: I find this last sentence poignant. I suspect this is a defiant but unacceptable response to an argument with Ernest.
I believe the Polish girls were striking for an increase in pay to 10 cents an hour.

2/20/09

February 21, 1915

Sunday           Lovely Day

May stayed over home to dinner. Mr. Dodge's funeral at Univ church. Went with Lura. E. went with Lodge. Came home sick. Very sad. Feel very sorry for them.

February 20, 1915

Saturday                Fair

Mother - May & I went to Ideal with the Warners. Saw Mr. & Mrs. Lavard. Also Clarence & Olive and "Giff". Went home in Eve. E. did not work today. Went down town.

February 19, 1915

Friday                    Fair, cold

May & I went home in P.M. May stayed to supper. went to club at Flora Covell's in Eve with May Barney. Went down town in P.M. and Jessie's.

2/17/09

February 18, 1915

Thursday            Cold
"Peg O' My Heart" tonight

Mary came over. Mr. Dodge died in A.M. 46 years old. Everyone shocked. Went to Ideal in P.M. with Mother and May. May came in crying because Helen said she was only 4 years old.

February 17, 1915

Wednesday          Colder

Called on Mrs Hughes & Florence L. May stayed over ome to supper. Fred left this evening for N.Y. & phila. Went home in Eve. sheila came over in A.M.

2/15/09

February 16, 1915

Tuesday                       Fair

Mr. Dodge very ill with pneumonia. Rec'd invitation to D.A.R. guest night. Did not go. Mary came over in A.M. Mrs. Jacobs and baby came. Went to Ideal with May and E. Went over home.

2/14/09

February 15, 1915

Monday             Rained

Stayed in all day with May. Mended in P.M. Had a shampoo. E. went out in Eve. Grandpa stopped in Eve.

February 14, 1915

                     Valentine  Day
Sunday                                     Cold

May received lots of Valentine. She went to Sunday School. Her jockey boots and E's rubbers came last night. We went home to supper.

2/13/09

February 13, 1915

Saturday                  Warmer     ###

Sick all A.M. May went over to Merricks to play. Better at noon. Went to Ideal in P.M. with May and mother. Went down town in eve. May bought a plant.

Note: Reminders - ### is the code Ada uses for menstruating. The Ideal is the movie theatre.

2/12/09

February 12, 1915

Lincoln's Birthday
Friday                          Warm

May went to Mary Bingham's party. 6 years old. Went in Jessie's and down town. May and I went over to Smith's in eve. E. went out. The street lights are on the bum. all dark.

2/11/09

February 11, 1915

Thursday        Cold

Went to Matinee at Ideal with May. Post Office & store burned this A.M. at North Springfield. Went home in eve. Played 500. E. went out.

2/10/09

February 10, 1915

Wednesday                   Cold

Mother & Fred came over. Went down town with May in P.M. Jessie and Mildred came over. Went to Military Ball with Mother in Eve.

2/9/09

February 9,1915

Tuesday              Colder

Went home to dinner.Washed. Plumber came in P.M.  Went to Ideal with E. & May. Very good. Mr. Buck left paper samples.

2/8/09

February 8, 1915

Monday                  Warm

Went down town in A.M. with May. Mary and baby came over in P.M. Mrs. Buck came. Would not put up plate rail. Don't care.


Note. Mrs Buck is the landlady. The "Don't care" appears to be added later.

2/7/09

February 7, 1915

Sunday              Warm

Terrible walking. Had to draw May on sled over home. She stayed to dinner. Ernest, May & I went over in eve. Made candy.

2/6/09

February 6, 1915

Saturday                   Warm & thaw

May played out in A.M. Went to Ideal in P.M. with May and mother. Stayed in in the eve. Bad walking Lots of water. Went to bed early.

2/5/09

February 5, 1915

Friday                      Cold and Fair

May played with Sheila. Called to Mrs. Jacobs. Lovely baby she has. May gave her white shoes and stockings. Club met at May Barney's.

2/4/09

February 4, 1915

Thursday             Cold.

May played out. Plumber came so did not go out until eve. Mary came over with Hildreth's picture. Dodge's concert tonight. Did not go.

2/3/09

February 3, 1915

Wednesday                           Snowed

May was sick last night. All Right today. Went over home and down town. Bought some little shoes for baby Jacobs. May and I went to  Ideal.

2/2/09

February 2, 1915

Tuesday                  Snowed

Candlemas day. The groundhog does not see his shadow. Plumber came. Ernest went to Lodge. Went home in P.M. Played "Old Maid" with May in eve.

2/1/09

February 1, 1915

May has a cold.
Monday              E. went out.            Cold

Woke up with a terrible headache. Went over home with May. Helped with washing. E. May and I stayed to dinner. Bakery Building burned last night.

1/31/09

January 31, 1915

Sunday            Snowed

Fairbanks & MacDonald lost jobs. W. Lovell elected sheriff. Fairbank shut Adna Brown last night; open to-day. May stayed to dinner over home. Went over in Eve.




Note: Adna Brown was a large hotel in Springfield. I don't know what Ada is referring to other than that.

January 30,1915

Lois Comstock has another child
Saturday                          Cold

Too cold for May to play out. She went over home to dinner. We went to Ideal with the Warners & Grandma. Went down town in eve.  

1/29/09

January 29, 1915

Friday             Cold

Went home. Ernest took May and I to the Ideal. Sheila came over to play with May. Mended.

Ernest Illingworth and Ada Grimshaw

Courtship.

1/28/09

January 28, 1915

Thursday           Cloudy & Snowy

May and I took a walk. Went home. May stayed to supper. Bought a new hat. Went down town. E. went out. Played "500". Pa and I trimmed them.