Diary of Alice L. Jones
Sun. Jan. 1st
Clear and cold. Eddie and his father spent the day and eve. in town. Girls went to Sun. school, the rest of us to church. Jim and Sandra went to M.Y.F. in eve.
Mon. Jan . 2nd
Clear and cold. Eddie and his father spent the day and eve. in town. Alfred Darrow came back from Camden about noon. Leo and family were here to supper. Everett and Freda went to church board meeting in eve.
Tues. Jan. 3rd
Snowed 4-5 in. then rained. Eddie and his father left in A.M. for West Virginia. Alfred and Mr. Miller didn’t go to school (car in garage) Mr. Miller here all A.M. Nellie Sylvester acting as post mistress. Sandra baby-sat at Mary Bangs’ (P.T.A.)
Wed. Jan 4th
Cloudy, mild day. Sandra went to choir rehearsal in eve. Everett and Alfred to senior rehearsal. Freda, Mayota and I making quilts all our spare time.
Thurs. Jan. 5th
Cloudy and mild. Everett went rabbit hunting with “Bessie”(dog) all day. He and Freda went out in eve.
Fri. Jan. 6th
Beautiful mild day. I went to Falls with Everett in morn. Called at Stewart's and Laura’s. Had dinner with Maude, then went to Lillian Guenther’s and Ruth Tarr’s. Dick and Ruth took me to mill to ride home with Everett. Dick able to be out after being in hospital five weeks with coronary thrombosis.
Sat. Jan 7th
Nice day, colder. Children went to rehearsal in A.M. and Everett took all of us except Freda to M.Y.F. entertainment at Bailey Is. Alfred and Everett helped to entertain. Jim and Sandra stayed to dance.
Sun. Jan 8th
Very little snow then heavy winds and rain thru the day and eve. Freda, James, Alfred and I went to church. Mr. + Mrs. Miller brot us home and stayed to dinner and supper. He showed us pictures in P.M. of Cherokee Indians. Sandra and Mayota went to Sun. school. Sandra, James and Alfred went to M.Y.F. at Bailey’s Island.
Mon. Jan. 9th
Rain and wind. Everett and Freda spent the day in Lisbon Falls, Brunswick and dinner at Gramp Small’s. Alfred had supper out and evening.
Tues. Jan. 10
Rainy day. Everett, Freda and I went to Bailey’s Is. in A.M. Winnie and Harry, Jr. came down to dinner and spent P.M. Mr. and Mrs. Miller called in eve. Jim went to Bath with Abbott Fletcher in eve. to a lesson on electronics and engineering, etc.
Wed. Jan. 11
Showery, mild. Freda called on the Wadells in P.M. Everett and Alfred went to choir practice in eve.
Thurs. Jan. 12
Showery all day and eve. I went down to Susie Houghton’s in P.M. to see her mother.
Fri. Jan. 13
Dark, cloudy day, heavy rain in eve. Freda and I walked down to store in P.M. Everett took the family and Alfred to “Teen-age” party at Bailey’s Is.
Sat. Jan. 14
Showery, dark. We all went to Bailey Is. church supper at Library Hall.
Sun. Jan. 15
Showery and dark. Girls went to Sun. school. The rest of us went to church. Jim Sandra and Alfred went to M.Y.F.
Mon. Jan. 16
Sun shone for a very few minutes, light rain and very little snow.
Tues. Jan. 17
Few sprinkles of snow during night and day. Everett took Freda and me on a ride out by Bunganuc and South Freeport – home by Brunswick in A.M. Jimmie went to Bath with Mr. Fletcher for electronics lesson in eve.
Wed. Jan. 18
First good day since Jan. 7th. Everett and Freda spent the day in Portland and visiting at Chester’s etc. Mrs. Fletcher has curvature of the spine. Sandra and Alfred went to choir practice.
Thurs. Jan. 19
Very nice day. Everett took Ronny Mowatt and some of the boys to Brunswick High in morn. Car wouldn’t start – then he helped get Mr. Miller’s car going so the rest could go to school. He took me to Greene to keep Alice Keegan (her arm bad) after meeting Gramp Small at Bruns- Bank.
Fri. Jan. 20
Partly cloudy in A.M. Arleen Fields Campbell called in P.M.
Sat. Jan. 21
Nice day. Harry went to town in P.M.
Sun. Jan. 22
Nice day. Harry went up to Millie’s in Wayne in A.M. and from there to Ruth’s.
Mon. Jan. 23
Snowed 3-4 in. – clearing in eve.
Tues. Jan. 24
Clear, zero at store. Harry went to see Dr. Russell after work.
Wed. Jan. 25
Nice day. Pauline Ricker came down to lunch and spent P.M. William and Evelyn came down in eve.
Thurs. Jan. 26
Mostly cloudy. Mrs. Johnson called in P.M.
Fri. Jan. 27
Mostly cloudy – clear in eve. Bill and Sue spent P.M. with us then I went up to William's and Evelyn's for supper and spent eve. Dr. Desjardines came up to fix Alice’s feet in late P.M.
Sat. Jan. 28
Sun. Jan. 29
Snowed very little in A.M. I went down to Bill’s and Sue’s in P.M. with Wm. and Evelyn to dinner and supper. Vera and Larry at Bill’s for dinner. Bobby came to supper. Harry Staples and Chases dined at Eagle hotel in Brunswick.
Mon. Jan. 30
Snowed from 2-3 in. Herbert Foxon (Cecile Tanguay’s husband) died very suddenly at C.M.G. hospital in eve.
Tues. Jan. 31
Beautiful day. Everett and Freda came after me in P.M.
Wed. Feb. 1st
Nice day. Freda and I rode to Brunswick in A.M. with Everett. Sandra, Everett and Alfred went to choir practice.
Thurs. Feb. 2nd
Began snowing in A.M. Got 5-6 in of wet snow. Everett got out of bed in early P.M. to take Mr. Miller and Alfred to College for exams.
Fri. Feb. 3rd
Beautiful day. Freda and Alfred went to “Teen-age” party at Bailey Is.
Sat. Feb. 4th
Snowed about 5 in during night. Freda baby-sat at home for Fletchers in eve.
Sun. Feb. 5th
Beautiful day. Children went to Sun. school. We all went to church (Except Everett – sleeping. Sandra, James and Alfred went to M.Y.F. Everett and Freda went out to supper. Johnny Reid, Glenda and Vicky called in eve.
Mon. Feb. 6th
Cloudy in P.M. Began snowing in eve. Freda went to church Board meeting in eve. Glenda, Winnie and Vicky Reid called in eve while their husbands were working in our garage. Alfred stayed up to College to play chess. He won two games making him champion at Bowdoin.
Tues. Feb. 7th
About eight inches of heavy wet snow fell during the night and early morn. No school.
Wed. Feb. 8th
Very nice mild day. Sandra and Alfred went to choir rehearsal.
Thurs. Feb. 9th
Mild, partly cloudy. Everett and Freda spent the day at Gramp Small’s. Left me at Stewart’s They came back to to Stewart’s to supper.
Fri. Feb. 10
Cloudy. Freda and Everett went out in A.M. planning “teen-age” party.
Sat. Feb. 11
Had a “rainbow” supper party in honor of Alfred Darrow’s 21st birthday. Mr. Miller and Patty came to supper and spent the evening.
Sun. Feb. 12
Very light snow fall and little rain during night, cloudy day. Sandra went to Sunday school (Mayota sick). All family (except Mayota) went to church in A.M. Freda, James and I went in eve.
Mon. Feb. 13
Partly cloudy. Alfred went done home in eve. with Rev. Miller and Patty.
Tues. Feb. 14
Beautiful mild day. Alfred arrived back from Camden about 3 A.M. Jimmie went to Bath with Mr. Fletcher in eve. for electronic lesson.
Wed. Feb. 15
Cloudy, mild. Everett, Sandra and Alfred went to choir practice. Very little rain in eve.
Thurs. Feb. 16
Nice day, colder. Freda visited Mayota’s school in P.M. She and Everett went out in eve.
Fri. Feb. 17
Partly cloudy. Freda and Mr. Haddon took the “Teen-age” group to a “Progressive” supper. I went to “World Day of Prayer” service at church in eve. then downstairs to dessert with the “Teen-age” group.
Sat. Feb. 18
Began snowing in A.M. Mayota spent the day with Margaret Skilling at Bailey Is. The rest of us worked upstairs in the annex after Everett and Jimmie went hunting a short time in the morn. after taking Alfred to College. Alfred helped paint in the P.M. Mr. Gilliam came to play with Everett and Jim. In eve.
Sun. Feb. 19
Snowed 5-6 in. in night. Beautiful day, mild. Girls went to Sun. school. All the rest of us (except Mayota went to church. Johnny Read called in P.M. All of us went to church at Bailey Is. in eve.
Mon. Feb. 20
Nice day. We all took Alfred up to College in morn. then went to Kittery and took the “Turnpike” to Augusta. Called on Frances and Grammy Small on way home.
Tues. Feb. 21
Nice day, colder. Everett took Alfred up to College. I rode up too. Everett, Jimmie and Sandi put in most of day painting in annex – upper hall and stairs.
Wed. Feb. 22
Fair, colder. Everett, Freda and Jim took Sandra to Gramp Small’s for visit in morn. and brot back Marie Flarety for visit in P.M. They took Alfred to College. Alfred went to choir practice.
Thurs. Feb. 23
Slightly above zero, clear. Everett went to work early to attend U.S.G. Banquet at Lisbon Villa. Mr. Miller called in eve.
Fri. Feb. 24
Partly cloudy. Alfred not feeling well so stayed at home. Jim went with the “teen-agers” rollerskating up near Cook’s Corner.
Sat. Feb. 25
Light snow fall during the night, heavy rain during the day. Freda went to meeting of “Teen-age” Committee at Library in P.M. Leo and family. Leo and family came to supper.
Sun. Feb. 26
Fair and colder, wind blew a gale all night and most of day. Freda took Mary Bangs’ Sunday school class. Jim went to S. school. Alfred and I joined them at church. Girls had colds. Mr. Miller called at noon. All but Alfred and Sandra went to church in eve.
Mon. Feb. 27
Partly cloudy. Sandra at home with a cold.
Tues. Feb. 28
Snowed about 4-5 in. in early A.M. then faired off in P.M. Alfred stayed at College to play “Chess” in eve. Jimmie made his last trip to Bath with Mr. Fletcher for lesson.
Wed. Feb. 29
Fair, colder. Mayota at home sick. President Eisenhower decided to run for second term. I went to Falls and to Brunswick with Everett shopping.
Thurs. Mar. 1st
Nice day. Freda and Everett went to Litchfield in morn. then to Falls to take Freda to Dr. Spear's. Everett went to work at 3 P.M. Mayota at home sick.
Fri. Mar. 2nd
Showery part of day. Sandra went to “Teen-age” party at Bailey’s Is. She won five dollars (prize) for composition she wrote in contest.
Sat. Mar. 3rd
Beautiful warm day for “Town meeting”. Alfred stayed at College for chess. Came home at midnight with Everett. Lena Rideout passed away.
Sun. Mar. 4th
Very mild, snowed very little in early morn. Mayota went to Sun. school. Everett, Alfred and I went to church. Jim and Alfred went to evening service and to M.Y.F. at Bailey’s.
Mon. Mar. 5th
Very light snow fall, colder. Freda and Everett went to church board meeting in eve. Had callers in early eve. to play music. Oscar Leeman passed away.
Tues. Mar. 6th
Nice day. We moved beds all over the house in eve. James at home with bad cold.
Wed. Mar. 7th
Snowed lightly most of day. Everett went to Bill’s after work. Sandra went to choir rehearsal, also Everett and Alfred.
Thurs. Mar. 8th
Snowed lightly a damp slippery snow, very bad traveling. Bill and Sue planned to come down to stop over night but gave it up. The Albert Doughtys up in eve. to play also Madelyn Stilphen and Mr. Gilliam. Mr. Miller called in P.M. No school. Ronny Mowatt and Theberge boy here most of day.
Fri. Mar. 9th
Good day. Ethel Linscott brot the books of the church treasurer up in P.M. for Alfred to audit. Everett, Freda, James and I went to P.T.A. meeting at Bailey’s in eve. “Six teen-agers” on a discussion panel, Jim, Ralph Johnson(winners), Cliff Johnson, Lee Theberge, Arthur Johnson and Jeff Johnson.
Sat. Mar. 10
Beautiful day. We all went to Lewiston shopping and get Sandra a typewriter. Then we came to Falls, Everett went to a meeting of his men at the mill at 3 P.M. Freda went to Jennie Carlson’s, Jim went to “movies” and I went up to Ruth Tarr’s to see Evie, then to Mary Feltham’s (sick in bed) and to Della Ordway’s. Alfred went home from College.
Sun. Mar. 11
Light rain most of day. We all went to church in A.M. Lawrence Porter, district Supt. From Portland helped Mr. Miller hold communion services. Business meeting after services, Everett appointed Treasurer (Taking Ethel Linscott’s office) Mr. Miller up in P.M. James and I went to church in eve. Only 7 there besides Mr. Miller.
Mon. Mar. 12
Partly cloudy. I went to dump with Everett and Freda in P.M. then they went to Litchfield to supper. Doris came down in late P.M. After supper I went back home with her for a visit. The Hodgkins girls Doris’ (their great grandmother sick) Connie Marquis living at Doris. To finish high school.
Tues. Mar. 13
Partly cloudy. Doris took Donna to school (she missed the bus) then she went to Gray and brot Catherine, Carol and Bruce Parker up to dinner. We took them back in early P.M. Doris took Marian Sawyer’s (Mrs. Thompson) to hospital in Portland in eve. (Marian in hospital). She left me at Joe’s for the eve. We called at Coles on way home.
Wed. Mar. 14
Snowed nearly all day – 4-5 inches. Doris went after Jackey in morn. John and Priscilla came after her in eve.
Thurs. Mar. 15
Nice day. Doris, Connie and I went to Cath-‘s in eve. to play “Rook”. Connie home all day (sick). Maxine Hodgkins grandmother passed away in early eve.
Fri. Mar. 16
Cloudy, windy, began snowing in P.M. Doris went to Gray in A.M. and in P.M.
Sat. Mar. 17
Stopped snowing in early morn. 6-8 inches, cloudy, snow squalls in eve. Doris took Connie to choir rehearsal in eve. (there was none). Arnold went to school board meeting (there was none). Roads filled up badly.
Sun. Mar. 18
Good day, cold. They all went to church except Galen and me. John and family down in P.M. Connie walked up to Hodgkins’ in P.M. – stayed to supper and came home with Arnold after church.
Mon. Mar. 19
Snowed a little in eve. cloudy. Doris took me to Cath’s in eve. for a few days. Roy and Judy came over in eve.
Tues. Mar. 20
Clear and cold.
Wed. Mar. 21
Clear and mild. Catherine, carol and I went to morning breakfast party at Mrs. Folesby’s then we called at Jury’s. She took me to Bessie’s in P.M. We went over to Esther’s then I went to Maggie Verrill’s to see Lew and Mattie. Roy Libby took me back to Cath’s. I had supper with Roy and Judy and spent the eve.
Thurs. Mar. 22
Beautiful day. Doris took me to her house in A.M. I went up to Mrs. Morrison’s in P.M. when Dot went to store. The Hodgkins children, their Uncle George and son and Billy Bragdon came in eve. Doris went to St. Mary’s hospital in eve to see Alta Foster and Merritt Timothy. Funeral services for Roy Douglas in Portland.
Fri. Mar. 23
Beautiful day. Doris and Cath- went to Lewiston in P.M. Connie’s mother was out in eve.
Sat. Mar. 24
Snowed about 8 in. in Portland. Just a wee bit of snow in Bangor, clear in P.M. Arnold, Doris, Donnie, Dickey Hodgkins and I went to Orono to U of M to see Earland. We all went to Old Town to dinner and came home by Waterville and had supper with Dick and Ruth Morrison. I called on Aunt Edith and Ben Benson. John and family down in eve.
Sun. Mar. 25
Nice day, cold. I took care of Galen while the rest went to church. Arnold, Don, Joyce, Connie and Sylvia Small took me home in P.M.
Mon. Mar. 26
Good day. Winnie Reid called, cold.
Tues. Mar. 27
Nice day. Everett and Freda went to Litchfield after an early supper, cold.
Wed. Mar. 28
Nice day, milder. Margaret Skilling here to supper. Everett took her home in eve. when he went to choir rehearsal. Sandra “baby-sat” for Mary Bangs in eve.
Thurs. Mar. 29
Mostly fair. Freda went to Brunswick with Mrs. Fletcher in A.M. Everett took me to Stewart’s for a call in P.M. when he and Mayota went to Gramp Small’s Some of the “Islanders” in to play in eve. Sandra “baby-sat” for Mary Bangs in eve.
Fri. Mar. 30
Snowed lightly most of day. Estelle and Marion Smith arrived by plane from Albany, N.Y. in P.M. They stayed at Brunswick Thurs. night Mr. Miller up in P.M. We all went to church in eve. to Good Friday service. Mr. Gilliam came up in eve.
Sat. Mar. 31
Mostly cloudy, light squalls (snow) in P.M. Jim, Freda and Mayota worked down at the church part of the day getting ready for Easter breakfast.
Sun. Apr. 1st
Beautiful Easter day. Everett took all the family down to church at 5.30 A.M. then went to work. Had communion service then about 36 to breakfast beside the kitchen help and waitresses. We all went back to regular service at 11 A.M. Estelle and Marian Smith went with us. Mr. Miller called at noon. Leo and family came down in P.M. to leave Gerry for a week while Frances went to Mass. with Leo (taking a course in garage business) Jim went to Bailey’s to M.Y.F. Freda and I went down to eve. service.
Mon. Apr. 2nd
Nice day. Everett and Freda and Gerry took Estelle and Marian Smith to Brunswick in A.M. when they went shopping, etc. (The Smiths went to Boston for visit and from there, home to Albany, N.Y. Alfred came back from his vacation in P.M. I went to the dump with Ev-in P.M. then Freda, Gerry and I made another trip to Brunswick to bank. Freda and Everett went to went to church board meeting in eve. Everett put on pastoral committee. Rev. Thomas Brindley’s death in paper.
Tues. Apr. 3rd
Cloudy all day. Sandra spent the day at Brunswick High school with her class and their teacher, Mrs. Dunn. Mr. Miller called in A.M. Tornados over many sections on U.S.
Wed. Apr. 4th
Foggy, rainy day, distant thunder shower in eve. Freda and Jerry went to Brunswick in P.M. with Mrs. Fletcher and children. Freda went to Library Hall on Bailey’s Is. to baby shower for Patty Miller given by people of both islands.
Thurs. Apr. 5th
Clear, sunny day. Sandra, Everett and Alfred went to choir practice.
Fri. Apr. 6th
Nice day. Everett, Freda, Jerry and I went to Brunswick in P.M. Met Jimmie at the barber’s and brot him home also Arthur and Cliff Johnson. Everett, Freda, Jim, Alfred and I went o supper at church vestry (to help children go to summer camp at Winthrop) Leo and family came down in eve after Jerry.
Sat. Apr. 7th
Good day. Albert Doughty and wife, Madelyn Stilphen and Mr. Gilliam here in eve. to play.
Sun. Apr. 8th
Snowed nearly all day. We all went to church in A.M. Ralph Miller brot Patty up after dinner while he was calling. They both stayed for supper and spent eve. Everett didn’t go to work. Heavy snow fall in N.Y. and other New England states also Penn.
Mon. Apr. 9th
Cloudy with few squalls. Gramp and Gram Small (and baby) and Mrs. Rogers came down in P.M. Mr. Miller called in eve. collecting money for Mr. Edgar Dunlap who lost his lobster boat (run into out in the ocean by Jim Harris).
Tues. Apr. 10
Nice day. Everett, Freda and I went to Randolph in A.M. to the garage Leo is getting ready to open. Hazel Johnson came down in A.M. Stayed over night.
Wed. Apr. 11
Partly cloudy. Miss Johnson went back to her trailer on Mere Pt. road in P.M. Melbourne Craig died of injuries received at Worumbo mill. Everett took Sandra, Jim, Phyllis Johnson, Jackie Williams and me to spelling contest of Harpswell schools at Cundy’s Harbor. Doris Graves of Harpswell won out. Funeral services at U.B. church at Lisbon Falls for Mrs. Phair Jones.
Tues. Apr. 12
Nice day. Freda too care of Max Fletcher in P.M. and went to W.S.C.S. at Bailey Is. in eve. Bessie Libby in hospital again (Maine General) for phlebitis.
Wed. Apr. 13
Nice day. Freda went to Hilda’s in A.M. when Everett went to work and came home with him at 11 P.M. Mr. Miller up in eve. Winnie Reid called in eve.
Sat. Apr. 14
Good day. All but Sandra went to Leo’s garage in Randolph in early morn. to have the car inspected. Called at Phil Rowe’s on way home. Mr. Miller up in eve.
Sun. Apr. 15
Mostly cloudy. Began raining in early eve. Russell Stevens brot Clara down in A.M. for a visit. She went to church with us. Alfred, Jim and Sandra went to M.Y.F. at Bailey’s Is. I went to evening service with Mr. Miller at Topsham Baptist church. Larry Young (Mary + Lewis' boy) was killed by a car while he was riding a bicycle in P.M. Darrell Libby was driver of the car.
Mon. Apr. 16
Mr. Miller up in P.M. Showery day. Guy Butterfield passed away in nursing home.
Tues. Apr. 17
Good day. Everett took Alfred to College and Freda, Mrs. Stevens (Clara) and Sandra to Chester’s in early morn. to breakfast then Marian took them to Lewiston to shop for Sandra’s graduation clothes. Ralph and Patty Miller came to supper and spent eve. Mr. Mrs. Albert Doughty, Madelyn Stilphen and Mr. Gilliam came in eve to play.
Wed. Apr. 18
Good day. Jimmie went to Camden with Mr. Miller and Patty in eve. to stay a few days to help Mr. Miller clean up his house down there. Body of Mr. Charles Merriman (70+) of Harpswell found. Missing since Feb. 28th when he committed suicide.
Thurs. Apr. 19
Light shower in P.M. Clara spent the P.M. with Ethel Doughty. Sandra, Everett and Alfred went to choir rehearsal in eve.
Fri. Apr. 20
Fair. James and Mr. Miller came back from Camden. Freda, Clara and Sandra went to church in eve to help teen-agers with their scavenger hunt. Mr. Haddon spending several weeks in Mass. hospital for operation.
Sat. Apr. 21
Few snow flakes in early morn. then fair. Over and inch of snow at Gramp Small’s. Jim and Everett found the motor up near driveway to Lincoln place that was stolen from his boat last Sept. Everett, Freda, Mayota, Clara, Jim and I went to Bailey Is. then to Brunswick in P.M. Freda took care of Max and Judy Fletcher in eve.
Sun. Apr. 22
Cold, windy day. Fire at Dunning’s on Great Is. burned barn, shed, lobster traps and furniture (stored) in A.M. We all went to church. Mr. Miller up most of P.M. Mae Belle Wilson and Sally Durgin called in P.M. Everett and Freda took Clara Stevens home in P.M. I went to Topsham Baptist church in eve. with Mr. Miller and Andrew Jackson.
Mon. Apr. 23
Snowed nearly all day four-five inches. I went to Brunswick with Everett in A.M. Freda, Everett and I went up to Gramp Small’s in eve. and took them to Florence Libby’s with us to a party for Rev. and Mrs. Harry Bowman visiting here from Cal. Cleared away in eve.
Tues. Apr. 24
Cold and windy. Everett worked on boat at Skilling’s. Freda went out in P.M. Albert Doughty and Wife, Madelyn Stilphen and Mr. Gilliam here to play in eve. Snow gone.
Wed. Apr. 25
Nice day. Everett worked on boat. Freda out in P.M. Estelle Smith arrived in P.M. for summer. Mayota came home with bad ankle.
Thurs. Apr. 26
April showers. Freda went down St. in P.M. and in eve. Sandra, Everett and Alfred went to choir rehearsal.
Fri. Apr. 27
Mostly cloudy, showery in eve. Fortin sent some men down with a gas heater for us to set up in the living room on trial. Everett, Freda and I went to Brunswick in P.M. Jim and Sandra went to ball game at Bailey Is. Funeral services for Maude Malloon, died suddenly at Litchfield.
Sat. Apr. 28
Mostly cloudy. Everett and Freda went to dump in eve. They picked up Mayota, James and me on way back and we rode to “Land’s End”. Sandra went to Rifle Range, no teacher there.
Sun. Apr. 29
Misty, showery day and thunder eve. We all went to church in A.M. Mr. and Mrs. Miller came up to dinner. I went up to Topsham Bap. Church with Ralph and Patty Miller and Andrew Jackson in eve.
Mon. Apr. 30
Partly cloudy. I cleaned Jim’s room and Alfred moved in. Jim moved down stairs. Fortin’s man put a small gas burner in big room upstairs. Mr. Miller here most of P.M. Sen. Barkley died suddenly of heart attack. (Kentucky) Lynda Estes (Caroline’s sister) of Brunswick passed away in Mass. hospital. (16 yrs old)
Tues. May 1st
Fair and cool. Freda, Estelle Smith, Mrs. Harvey Johnson from Bailey’s Is. went to May breakfast at Bruns- Methodist church in early morn. while Everett and I bot groceries then Ev- took us all to Merrymeeting Bay to see the wild geese. Everett and Freda went out in eve. Coldest May day in Portland for 86 years.
Wed May 2nd
Partly cloudy. Fortin’s man finished putting in gas heater in big room upstairs. Mr. and Mrs. Bryson of Long Island N.Y. came in P.M. to board also two strays for lunch at noon.
Thurs. May 3rd
Misty and rainy. Everett and Freda went to Bath in A.M. Mayota and I went to Susie Houghton’s in eve. to see “Phine”.
Fri. May 4th
Cloudy, showers in eve. Everett and Freda took Sandra up to Dr. Dubois in Brunswick to get her eyes tested and get glasses in A.M. Jim and Sandra went to “Teen-age” dance (Ballroom dance teacher) Freda went to rummage sale at vestry in P.M.
Sat. May 5th
Fair and cool. Everett put his big boat into the water, Freda and children went down. Gramp Small called in P.M. Lucien Johnson here to supper and spent the night.
Sun. May 6th
Fair, cool. Mr. and Mrs. Bryson spent the day at their cottage as usual. ‘the rest of us went to church. Had part of service out of doors planting seeds – Rural Life Sunday. Gramp and Gram Small, Marie Flarrity and Mrs. Rogers came down in P.M. Mr. and Mrs. Miller spent the eve. with us.
Mon. May 7th
Nice day, very cool. Everett and Freda went to church board meeting in eve. Hazel Lowell Stewart buried at W. Bowdoin. Died in Florida.
Tues. May 8th
Snowed a few flakes during night, heavy frost in morn. Clear and windy, 1° below zero on Mt. Washington in morn. Freda and I went after dandelions in P.M. and called on Estelle Smith. Chester and Marian down in eve.
Wed. May 9th
Fair and windy, rained in eve. The Brysons left in morn. for their own cottage. Mr. Gilliam came in eve. to play. Everett took us to Bailey’s Is. to see the “wild waves”.
Thurs. May 10
Fair most of day, showers in morn. Everett took Freda and Sandra to Brunswick on late P.M. to get Sandra’s glasses at Dubois’ and hair cuts for Everett and Jim. Margaret Skillings came to supper. She and Mayota helped furnish program for W.S.C.S. in eve., for Freda.
Fri. May 11
Fair, cool. Alfred went home for week-end. Mrs. Fletcher and children over in P.M. Everett took Sandra and Jimmie to “Teen-age” Ball-room dancing lesson at Bailey Is.
Sat. May 12
Showery in early morn. then cleared away. Everett and Jim went to Randolph to Leo’s filling station in A.M. Freda took care of Judy and Maxey Fletcher all day and half of the night while their mother and father were in Boston. Sandra bot a white rabbit of Joey Peterson.
Sun. May 13 “Mother’s Day”
First warm day of spring, few light showers, distant thunder shower in P.M. We all went to Litchfield to go to church with Gramp and Gram Small. From there we went to Randolph to see Leo then to Oakland and up round Belgrade Lakes – down by Kents Hill to Greene. Wm. and Evelyn called. Alice served us ice cream. And her “Mother’s Day” cake. Pauline Ricker gave her then after picking dandelion greens, they went home and left me to spend few days with Alice.
Mon. 14 May
Light showers. Mr. Ricker called. Myrtle Strout (nurse) called to dress Alice’s arm.
Tues. 15 May
Beautiful day. Harry went to town in eve.
Wed. 16 May
Showery and dark. Myrtle Strout came to dress Alice’s arm in A.M. Dr. Desjardines came in P.M. to treat her feet.
Thurs. 17 May
Partly cloudy. Wm. came down and took me to his house for supper then he and Evelyn took me to Bill’s and Sue’s for a few days. Bill doing chores for Helen Anderson while Alexander in hospital.
Fri. 18 May
Cool and fair. I rode up to Vera’s and Bobby’s in A.M. then went to Falls with Bill after groceries. Bill went to business meeting at church in eve. Bobby sick with scarlet fever.
Sat. 19 May
Partly cloudy, cool. I went to Lewiston in A.M. when Em and Myrt took Sue to Dr. Miller’s to have her ears examined. Bill worked in cemetery most of day. He took the job of “caretaker” for Woodlawn in W. Bowdoin.
Sun. 20 May
Nice day. Bill buried Virgil Healey in A.M. He and Sue started to Orr’s in P.M. Had car trouble and came back by Hubert Bowie’s. Had flat tire above John Gould’s.
Mon. 21 May
Fair, cool. Bill buried Walter Grover in P.M. Sue went to work at 3 P.M. Bill took me to U.S.G. to ride home with Everett at 11 P.M. when he went to bring Sue home.
Tues. 22 May
Windy and mostly cloudy. Estelle Smith called in P.M. Freda took care of Maxwell Fletcher in A.M.
Wed. 23 May
Everett, Freda, Sandra, Mayota (took them out of school) and I went to Brunswick in A.M. Everett and Freda went out in eve.
Thurs. 24 May
Heavy frost in morn. fair. Had fire at Lawrence Bond’s cottage in late P.M. Freda baby-sat at Fletcher’s in eve.
Fri. 25 May
Clear and windy, frosty in morn. I went to “Cook’s” at Bailey’s Is. in A.M. with Everett after lobster bait. We went up to Mary Bang’s in P.M. after dandelions. Coffin House burned about 11-11.30 P.M. a short distance this side of “Brunswick Gardens” – No one living there.
Sat. May 26
Beautiful day, slightly warmer. Sandra went to “Rifle practice” – no leader. Ralph Williams passed away in A.M. at Percy Green’s.
Sun. May 27
Heavy rain and wind. Ev- took Freda and me to Gram Small’s to get boxes of flowers for Ben’s grave and Dad’s lot in Auburn. No church down here. Methodist conference in Portland.
Mon. May 28
Mostly fair, few sprinkles. Ralph and Patty Miller came up in eve.
Tues. May 29
Nice day, warmer. Freda and I rode to “Lands End” with Estelle Smith in eve. Mr. Miller called. The Theberge boy got his first car. Took Everett and Freda to ride.
Wed. May 30
Cloudy. We cleaned house. Jimmie moved to garage for summer. Funeral services for Ralph Williams in A.M. at Brackett’s.
Thurs. May 31
Mostly cloudy, few sprinkles. Brunswick hospital called to tell us that Mae Belle Wilson was there for a few days.
Fri. June 1st
Mostly cloudy, warmest day so far. Winnie Stewart came down with Everett in P.M. to spend week-end. Everett and Freda went to Brunswick in eve. and to see Mae Belle Wilson.
Sat. June 2nd
Foggy, rainy day, clear in eve a few hours. Marian brot the boys and Gramp and Gram Small down in early morn. planning to go on a two day boat ride along the coast with dinner Sat. eve. at Boone’s but too foggy so they took Gram Small home and the rest picked up Chester at his mill and went to Mts. in N.H. for overnight camping out spree.
Sun. June 3rd
Rainy, foggy day. Estelle Smith took Alfred, Winnie and me to church. Mr. Miller came up in P.M. Everett and family came home from camping trip in P.M. (tired out)
Mon. June 4th
Foggy and some rain. Everett and I took Winnie home in A.M. and took Mr. Miller to Brunswick. Everett and Freda went out in eve. Eddie Chesser and his father spent the evening with us. They came up from W. Virginia to visit Caroline Estes and look for work. Albert Johnson and his wife came up also Madelyn Stilphen. Mr. Miller took Patty to Bath hospital in early evening.
Tues. June 5th
Mostly foggy, very little sun, showers while we were at West Harpswell Grange Hall for Grammar school banquet (we all went) Freda and I and Mrs. Fletcher and children went up to Mayota’s school entertainment and party in P.M. Stephen Paul Miller born about one A.M.
Wed. June 6th
Beautiful day. Freda and I walked down to store in A.M. Sandra’s school went to “Bear Pond then to mills in Lewiston. Mayota’s school went on a picnic on back shore hear Allysin’s. Mr. Miller came up in P.M. Bob Woodworth came in P.M. Stayed over night.
Thurs. June 7th
Nice day. Everett, Bob, Freda and I went to “Giant stair case” in A.M. after Everett took Bob out to his lobster traps. Bob went home in P.M. Everett, Freda, Jim, Mayota, Leo and several more from Gardiner went out in big boat in eve.
Fri. June 8th
Cooler, partly cloudy. I went to Brunswick with Everett in late P.M. to get Clara Stevens. Gramp and Gram Small came down to supper and we all went to Sandra’s graduation from Eighth grade at “Red Men’s Hall” in eve. (34 in class) Pres. Eisenhower operated on for obstruction in his intestine.
Sat. June 9th
Cold and cloudy. Patty Miller and Stephen Paul came home from Bath hospital.
Sun. June 10
Mostly dark and cloudy, light showers in P.M. Freda, Jim and girls and Clara went to church. William, Evelyn, Bill and Sue came down to “shore dinner” at noon. I went down to Pamela Doughty’s in P.M. with them. They went home after light lunch. Russell and his cousin came after Clara in P.M.
Mon. June 11
Nice day, warmer. Everett, Freda and Sandra took Jimmie up to school for his last exam and went shopping until he was ready to come home. (in P.M.) Everett went to “Board” meeting in eve. Freda baby-sat at Fletcher’s.
Tues. June 12
Nice day. Sandra and I went down to see Stephen Miller in eve. Aunt Edith sick in hospital in Waterville (cancer in the stomach).
Wed. June 13
Nice day, first real warm day, distant thunder shower in late P.M. No rain.
Thurs. June 14
Beautiful day. Granville and a boy, Bill, William and Larry Hall came down to go fishing with Everett and children here. Had nice catches. Leo and family and Gram Small came down in eve. Had five come in for dinner and stayed overnight.
Fri. June 15
Nice day, 94° in Portland. Freda went to Brunswick with Patty Miller at noon and Everett met her there in P.M. after work and took her to Waterville for few days. Jim went to “Teen-age” dance. Sandra waited on tables at church supper. Marshall and Carrie Metcalf called.
Sat. June 16
Nice day, slightly cooler. Granville and carload from Litchfield went out in boat with Everett, Jim and Sandra in eve. Freda called from Waterville to tell us to get a room ready for Aunt Edith and Ben.
Sun. June 17
Nice day. Children went to church. I worked all day getting ready for Aunt Edith and Ben to move in. Gramp Small took Sandra to Methodist Camp in Winthrop in P.M. Everett went to Waterville for the night after work.
Mon. June 18
Beautiful day, much cooler. Everett came from Waterville about noon. Gramp Small came down to dinner, Ben came in his car and Freda came in ambulance with Aunt Edith. They moved in to stay for some time.
Tues. June 19
Nice day. Mayota and Lucy Pinkham went up to spend day with Gramp Small at his cottage. He brot them down home in P.M. and I rode up to Stewart’s with him when he went home and stayed over night. Ida Purdy there for visit until last of June.
Wed. June 20
Nice day. Winnie, Ida and I went up to our old place in P.M. Mr. Small took me home in P.M. (going to work at cottage) Mr. Miller called also Estelle Smith.
Thurs. June 21
Mostly cloudy, few showers. Everett, Freda, Mayota and I went to Brunswick in P.M. Leo and family down in early eve. The Mitchells called in P.M. while we were gone. Madelyn Stilphen and Jean Doughty + Albert came up to practice for Fri.’s teen-age dance.
Fri. June 22
Mostly fair, some fog in A.M. “Bessie” was hit was hit by Mrs. Geo. Green’s car but not hurt badly. Gramp and Gram Small here in A.M. Mr. and Mrs. Lee Hooker called in P.M. Estelle Smith called in A.M. All but me went to “teen-age” dance in eve. Everett, Jim (piano), Madelyn Stilphen and Jean Doughty furnished music.
Sat. June 23
Partly cloudy. Gramp Small brot Sandra home from Meth- Camp in Winthrop in P.M. She baby –sat at Fletcher’s in eve. Lewis Young, Mary Bradley and a friend came down in eve. to go fishing with Everett and Jim and Albert Doughty. Mary stayed here with Freda and me.
Sun. June 24
Jim and Mr. Miller were only ones at 7 A.M. service. The rest of us went to the 11 o’clock service. Gramp Small brot Sandra.
Mon. June 25
Nice day, few sprinkles in P.M. Everett started me of on week’s vacation in P.M. Everett, Freda, Jim and I went to Mitchell’s, then to Social Security Office in Lewiston then they left me at Doris’ new home (Mother’s place at Danville) and went to Portland to get some household things at Clara Stevens’ (roll-away-bed, blankets) Doris and I went to Lewiston in eve.
Tues. June 26
Beautiful day. We went to Catherine’s in P.M. Roy and Judy and the Waterman’s called in eve. Everett and Freda went to Winthrop in eve. with Chet and Marian to theatre.
Wed. June 27
Rained part of day. Catherine and Judy came up in P.M. to bring Stevie and Carol to stay over night.
Thurs. June 28
Beautiful day “Sherry” Hodgkins stayed with Cath’s and Dot’s children while they took me to Gonic, N.H. for the day. Ernest and family at home from Phil. Carlyles wife and children came at noon. We all went up to Purns’ cottage at Ayer Pond for lunch. Had very nice trip. Called at Bessie Libby’s on way home.
Fri. June 29
Nice day. Nellie Goding came home from Vacation Bible school at Marston’s Cor. for their exercises.
Sat. June 30
Fair. Doris, Galen and Sylvia Small took me to cemetery at Gray then to Aunt Hat’s (couldn’t rouse anyone) (Aunt Hat taken to Maine Gen. hospital) then took me to Orrs Is. Donnie and Joyce went to Alysta Hutchins’ birthday party in P.M. Gramp Small took Ben Benson to Waterville to hoe his garden and look after house. Gram Small, Uncle Ray and Aunt Mary called in P.M. Everett and Freda went out in eve. Raymond Rowe and Ernest spent the day here. (First year Ray has had a car)
Sun. July 1st
Good day. William, Evelyn, Bill, Sue, Bobby, Billy, Ervin Wheeler, Stanley, Ellery, his boy – Jasper, Walter Lane, his two boys came down to go out fishing. Evelyn and Sue stayed here at house. Everett and children went to church at 7 A.M. Freda went at 11 o’clock. Evelyn, Sue and I went to Bailey’s Is. cemetery in P.M. then watched our boat come in under bridge. Everett and Freda went out in eve.
Mon. July 2nd
Nice day, very hot inland. Everett went to Falls and Brunswick in A.M. Jimmie started work for Bill Munsey. Freda went to “Board” meeting in eve.
Tues. July 3rd
Nice day. Everett and Freda went out in eve. to ride.
Wed. July 4th
Mr. and Mrs. Mayne and daughter Alice came for few days (Dorchester, Mass.) Mr. Sloat (Rev.) called to see Aunt Edith. Winnie Reid called.
Thurs. July 5th
Mostly cloudy, cooler. Everett and Freda out riding in A.M. and in P.M. She and Mayota went up to Gramp Small’s cottage. She and Everett went out in eve. Aunt Hat passed away about 6 A.M. at Maine General hospital in Portland. Miss Ely came to lobster dinner (first one this year)
Fri. July 6th
Dark rainy day. Gramp Small called – working on his cottage. We all to exhibition of Daily Vacation Bible school at Bailey Is. church in eve. then Everett, Jim and Sandra went to Teen-age dance at Library Hall. Mr. Miller came up in eve. to count money from Bible school.
Sat. July 7th
Light showers in morn., cleared away in P.M. Marian and David called in A.M. She went up to Gramp Small’s camp to feed Gramp Small, Chester, Granville, Harvey boy (working on cottage) I went to Lisbon in late P.M. to get paste at the mill for putting down Gramp Small’s linoleum. Sandra baby-sat at Fletcher’s – Mayota at Buxton’s Everett and Freda went out in eve. Alice Mayne came back in P.M.
Sun. July 8th
Partly cloudy. Freda and I went to church. The girls got dinner. Mr. Miller came up to bring the money. He left for Philadelphia in eve. Everett and Freda went out in eve. Gramp Small called. Mr. and Mrs. Mayne and Alice left for Mass. in P.M. Funeral services for Aunt Hat in church.
Mon. July 9th
Showery, foggy and a very nasty day. Chaplain Phillips from Presque Isle came with his wife and 2 small children for a few days. Everett took Freda and Sandra to Brunswick in A.M. to have hair “does” after Sandra had her polio inoculation at church vestry. Ben and Jim went too.
Tues. July 10
Partly cloudy, wet in morn. Mayota spent A.M. in Brunswick with Mrs. Phillips and children.
Wed. July 11
Nice day. Chaplain Phillips and family left in A.M.
Thurs. July 12
Fair. I rode to Bailey’s Is. in P.M. with Everett and Freda to get Jimmy when Munsey’s boat came in. Freda went to W.S.C.S. meeting at Mrs. Miller’s in eve.
Fri. July 13
Fair. Mr. and Mrs. Lee Hooker called see Aunt Edith in P.M. Everett, Freda and Jimmie went to Teen-age dance at Bailey’s Is.
Sat. July 14
Showery and foggy all day. Gramp Small came to dinner. Everett Jim and Ben went to Randolph to get the car fixed and brot Marie Flahrity home with them for 2 wks. Mayota worked at church supper from 2 P.M. ‘til 7. Freda worked there in P.M.
Sun July 15
Mostly fair, light shower in P.M. We all went to church except Jim and Mayota. Joe, Eva and Jane McDonald spent the day with us. Everett took them, Mayota and me to Richmond in P.M. to see boat races then while I got supper Everett took the McDonalds, Freda, Sandra and Marie Flahrity for a boat ride. Priscilla Padolina of the Philippine Islands spoke at our church.
Mon. July 16
Beautiful in A.M. showery in late P.M. clearing in eve. Everett and Sandra went out with big boat in A.M. He took Freda and Mayota to Brunswick P.M. She talked with Dr. McFarland about Aunt Edith’s case. The Hoffmans from N.J. arrived in P.M. Mary Bangs sick in bed.
Tues. July 17
Nice day. Everett took me to Post Office to see Social Security man, then to Sadie Garland's to hunt up records and to Lisbon town clerk (Glenys Jones Thompson) to find a record of my birth. Freda went up to Mary Bangs’ to get Ruth ready to go into hospital to have blemish removed from her face.
Wed. July 18
Beautiful day. Granville and Mr. Freeman brot Granville’s Sunday school class down to take ride on boat to Pond Island for a picnic. Freda, Sandra, Mayota and Marie went with them. House filled up in P.M. Mr. Miller called. Jimmie and Mr. Munsey got first tuna.
Thurs. July 19
Beautiful day. Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Champion here in P.M. working on C.A.P. radio
Fri. July 20
Nice day. Sandra and Marie went up to Gramp Small’s cottage in A.M. Freda and Mayota went down St. All but Mayota and I went to Teen-age dance.
Sat. July 21
Foggy, few sprinkles. Everett and Freda went to Brunswick in P.M. and out in eve. The Smith girls and Gramp Small called on Aunt Edith. Boarders watched TV in eve.
Sun. July 22
Misty and drizzily. Everett, Sandra, Mrs. Laird and I went to church. Gramp Small took Mayota to Methodist Camp in Winthrop in P.M. Everett and Freda went to Gramp Small’s in eve. Hilda and Em called in eve.
Mon. July 23
Foggy and drizzily, thunder in eve. Everett and Freda + Sandra went to Brunswick in A.M. Everett took the Hoffmans out for boat ride in P.M. Freda and I went down to Patty Miller’s in eve.
Tues. July 24
Mostly fair, showery in early eve.
Wed. July 25
Good day. The Hoffmans left in early morn. Everett went fishing. Marian and Margaret Severy down in P.M. to see Aunt Edith. House full all the time. Gramp Small came down in P.M. to take Sandra and Marie Flaherty up to his house to go to Winthrop with Gram Small and Granville to Gilbert and Sullivan play.
Thurs. July 26
Beautiful day. Three “Xtras” in for dinner. Mitchells staying at Gramp Small’s camp. Girls down in A.M. Everett and Freda took then (the family) out in boat in eve. Everett and Granville took a boat load out fishing.
Fri. July 27
Nice day. All Guests left in A.M. More arrived in early eve. Sandra and Marie spent most of day at Gramp Small’s cottage with the Mitchell’s. Estelle Smith called in eve. Everett and Jimmie played for “Teen-age” dance at Library Hall at Bailey’s.
Sat. July 28
Nice day, foggy in early morn. Grampa Small brot Mayota home from Methodist Camp at Winthrop and had dinner with us then took Marie home (She washed dishes for Freda for 2 weeks) Freda and Everett went out for short ride in eve. No roomers.
Sun. July 29
Beautiful cool clear day. Freda, Mayota and I went to church. Mr. Miller called after lunch. Sam and John Tarr and their wives called to see Aunt Edith in P.M. Everett and Freda went out for short ride in eve. Rooms filling up.
Mon. July 30
Beautiful day. Uncle Ray and Aunt Mary called to see Aunt Edith in A.M. Everett, Sandra, Mayota and Charlie Pooler went fishing. Charlie caught a 34 lb. halibut. Roomers all gone. Dr. McFarland came down to see Aunt Edith in P.M.
Tues. July 31
Beautiful day. Gramp Small called. Mrs. Bradley arrived for the rest of the summer. Aunt Edith failing fast.
Wed. Aug. 1st
Nice day. Dr. McFarland down in eve. to see Aunt Edith.
Thurs. Aug. 2nd
Lewis Small and family and Vera’s oldest girl called in A.M. Ev-, Sandra and I went to Brunswick in A.M. Gramp and Gram Small and Marie called about noon to see Aunt Edith. Dr. McFarland down.
Fri. Aug. 3rd
Beautiful day. Winnie and harry, Sr. came down in P.M. and stayed to supper. Chet and Marian called in eve. Dr. McFarland down in late P.M. Everett and Freda went to “Board” meeting. Everett and Jim played at Teen-age dance.
Sat. Aug. 4th
Nice day. House full of guests. Freda went to Bailey’s Is. then they took Charlie Pooler and family, Mary Bangs and children (Ruth and Hank) Gertrude, and the Williamses out for boat ride. Hilda sat up all night with Aunt Edith.
Sun. Aug. 5th
Nice day. Sandra went to 7 A.M. service. Mr. Miller and friend called at noon. Judy and Roy came in P.M. Everett and Freda went to service at Cundy’s Harbor in eve. Em and Hilda called in A.M. to bring a hospital bes for Aunt Edith.
Mon. Aug. 6th
I went to Brunswick with Everett in A.M. Freda and Jim went with him in P.M. Housefull. Nice day. Freda went to church in P.M. to help serve refreshments to children making a drive for “Teen-age” activities. Marian sat up all night with Aunt Edith.
Tues. Aug. 7th
Good day. Mary Bangs and Estelle Smith here in A.M. Hilda sat up all night with Aunt Edith.
Wed. Aug. 8th
Partly cloudy. Ben went to Brunswick in A.M. with Pam Doughty to see Guy Card. Chester Brot Marian down in eve. to sit up all night with Aunt Edith.
Thurs. Aug. 9th
Nice day. Mr. Small brot Winnie Stewart down at noon to help take care of Aunt Edith. Everett put most of day in at garage in Brunswick getting car fixed. He and Freda went out in eve. We canned chard and string beans in P.M. and eve.
Fri. Aug. 10
Showery in morning then cleared away. Ben went away visiting for a rest. Gramp Small called in P.M. Everett, Freda and Jimmie went to “Teen-age dance at Bailey’s. Harry, Jr. Eugene Greenleaf, Ronald Maxine and Robie Davis got into trouble with police at Bowdoin Ctr. knocked over Fred Jack’s oil pump. (on drinking spree)
Sat. Aug. 11
Beautiful day. Winnie went up home when Everett went to work at 5.45 A.M. and came back with him in P.M. Ben came back from Waterville trip and Marian’s in A.M. Everett and Freda went out in boat in eve. Hilda brot Patty down to stay a week. Roy and Bessie Libby called to see me.
Sun. Aug. 12
Partly cloudy, few sprinkle in P.M. Sandra and Patty went to church in A.M. Everett, Freda, Winnie and I went to Sunset service at Mackeral cove in eve. Gramp and Gram Small called in P.M. also Phil Rowe and all the family except 2 boys, Charlie Harvey and his wife called. Russell and Clara Stevens came in early P.M. and stayed to supper. The Thurstons arrived from Canada.
Mon. Aug. 13
Beautiful day. Everett took the Thurstons from Canada out fishing.
Tues. Aug. 14
Light shower during night, nice day. Everett, Freda, Mayota, and I went to Brunswick shopping in P.M. James took Winnie out for little boat ride in eve.
Wed. Aug. 15
Nice day. Winnie and I walked down to annual Library Fair in P.M. Ben went up to Gramp Small’s cottage in eve. Gramp Small called in A.M.
Thurs. Aug. 16
Very nice day. Winnie went home with Everett in early morn. Democratic convention in N.Y.
Fri. Aug. 17
Nice day. Ben went visiting all day up to Margaret Severy’s, etc. Freda and Everett went out in early eve. then he and Jimmie went to “Teen-age dance at Bailey’s.
Sat. Aug. 18
Foggy in morn, but faired off early. Everett, Freda, Sandra, Patty Mitchell and Mr. and Mrs. Thurston went out in boat all day. Gram Small, Aunt Winona and Marie called in P.M. Everett, Freda, Jim and Mayota went to Brunswick in eve.
Sun. Aug. 19
Light showers during the day. The Mitchells (3) and 2 Severys came in morn. to go on boat ride. Weather not suitable so they took Patty and went back home. Gram Small went to church down here. Everett, Sandra, Mayota and I went. Everett and Freda went up to Gramp Small’s cottage in P.M. then they took me Lands End. They went out in eve. Lewis Small and Lila called to see Aunt Edith in eve. Leo and family down in P.M.
Mon. Aug. 20
Nice day. Everett and Freda went to Brunswick in morn. Came back in P.M.
Tues. Aug. 21
Rainy day. Freda went to meeting at church at 9 P.M. Grampa Small called. Republican Convention going on in San Francisco. Margaret and Winnie Stew- started for P.E.I with Doris and husband fro m Toronto. Ethel Belle kept house with the 2 Harveys.
Wed. Aug 22
Nice day. Everett and Ben went to Brunswick and Bath in A.M. Everett and Freda spent the P.M. at Gramp Small’s. Everett went to church meeting in eve. Dwight David Eisenhower nominated for U.S. President on Republican ticket.
Thurs. Aug. 23
Good day. Everett went with Jimmie on Mr. Munsey’s boat lobstering. He took the family to Litchfield in P.M. They stayed til after supper. The Browns came in P.M. for few days. Chester, Marian and David down in A.M.
Fri. Aug. 24
Showery, clearing in late P.M. Everett, Freda and I went to dump in P.M. My first Social Security check came.
Sat. Aug. 25
Beautiful day. The Thurstons left for Canada in A.M. Everett and family out in early eve.
Sun. Aug. 26
Mostly fair, light showers in late P.M. Sandra and Mayota went to church. Everett and Freda went away in late P.M. Came home in the eve. Winnie came back from P.E.I. (and Margaret)
Mon. Aug. 27
Beautiful day. We all got up early to deliver Sandra’s birthday presents Freda sick all day. Estelle Smith called in A.M. Geo. Brown and wife went home in P.M. (Andover, Mass.)
Tues. Aug. 28
Nice day, much warmer. Gramp and Grandma Small and Marie took Freda, Jimmie, Sandra and Mayota to Lewiston to shop. They came home from Brunswick with Everett. Eddie Chesser came down to spend the night before going back to school in West Virginia. Worked in Scarboro all summer. Jimmie went to “Drive-in” with Theberge boys.
Wed. Aug 29
Partly cloudy. Ben spent the day visiting relatives. Eddie left in early morn. I went to dump in eve. Freda and Everett went down the Island. Freda called on Smiths in A.M.
Thurs. Aug. 30
Rained in P.M. Ben and Jimmie went to Brunswick in P.M. Sandra moved from middle room dowhstairs to front room upstairs. (Mrs. Bradley’s old room) Jimmie moved into the house from the garage. Everett took the children and me to the “Cumberland” in eve.
Fri. Aug. 31
Rained most of the day and eve. Jimmie finished work for Mr. Munsey. Em and Hilda called in early eve. Everett, Freda and Jim went to “Teen-age” dance. Two came for room in eve.
Sat. Sept. 1st
Rainy day. Everett, Mayota and I went to Falls in A.M. to get 2 new tires put on car at Taylor’s. My back played out as my work season is cut short.
Sun. Sept. 2nd
Misty and very foggy, distant thunder and rain in eve. All but Freda went to church. Mr. Miller called in P.M. Aunt Edith apparently better – sitting up in bed. Gramp and Gram Small called.
Mon. Sept. 3rd
Beautiful day, much warmer. Everett, Sandra, Mayota, Ralph Miller, Carl Anderson, Sr. and Carl, Jr. went fishing all day. Everett and Freda went for ride in eve. (dump)
Tues. Sept. 4th
Good day. Gramp Small called in morn. Everett and Jimmie went to practice with orchestra in eve.
Wed. Sept. 5th
Good day. Everett and Freda went to “Board” meeting in eve. Also Jim went.
Thurs. Sept. 6th
Foggy all A.M. clearing in P.M. Sandra started Brunswick High school – Jim in his sophomore year. Mr. Miller called. Rain during night.
Fri. Sept. 7th
Few sprinkles in morn. cloudy most of day. Ben spent day in Waterville. Everett and Jim played at Teen-age dance at Bailey’s Is. Gramp Small, Grandpa Dustin and Dr. (Cecil) Dustin called in late P.M. Four men from Brunswick Navy Base killed in car accident on the curve where 196 meets 201 in Topsham.
Sat. Sept. 8th
Nice day. Everett, Freda and I went to Gramp Small’s then to Litchfield Fair where Freda judged the fancy work. We shopped in Brunswick on way home. Everett and Freda went out in eve. Johnny Bisciglia taken to Togus hospital (mental trouble)
Sun. Sept. 9th
Fair and cool. Norm Merrill and Granville came down to go out in boat with Everett and the children but they had motor trouble before they started so came back about noon and left the girls and got Freda and went up to Gramp Small’s cottage to eat lunch then went up on Bath road to Witch Spring where Merrill lived when he worked in Bath. Frank Card called to see Ben and Aunt Edith also John Tarr. Estelle and Marian Smith called in eve. Marian leaving tomorrow for Albany to teach another year.
Mon. Sept 10
Fair and very cool. Freda went to Patty Miller’s in P.M. and to vote at Red Men’s Hall. Everett and I went to vote after supper, Eisenhower/Stevenson(President) Muskie-Trafton (Governor). Doris called up in A.M. to tell me they took Johnny to Togus Sat. evening. Everything in Maine went Democratic but recount ordered between Hale and Oliver.
Tues. Sept. 11
Mostly cloudy. Had first cottage prayer meeting at our house in eve. Mr. Miller moved his organ up for the service. Mr. and Mrs. Miller and Estelle Smith were only ones here beside our family. Everett played. Aunt Edith had a hard day (vomiting).
Wed. Sept. 12
Fair. Ben went to Brunswick in A.M. Harry Stewart, Winnie and H’s sister Ethel came down in P.M. Everett played at Richmond with Carver outfit. Estelle Smith up at noon.
Thurs. Sept. 13
Partly fair, fog part of day. Em and Hilda called in P.M. Freda went to W.S.C.S. in eve.
Fri. Sept. 14
Cloudy, thunder shower in early evening. Chester and family came down in eve.
Sat. Sept. 15
Mostly cloudy and cooler. Everett and James took the car to Randolph to have Leo work on it. They left Mayota at Gram Small’s. They picked up a lot of garden vegetables to bring home. Ralph, Pattie and Stevie Miller came up in P.M. Everett played at Topsham Grange Hall in eve. Freda went with him.
Sun. Sept. 16
Showery in P.M. Mrs. Bradley left in A.M. for Nyack, N.Y. Everett and Ben went to church in A.M. Everett Freda and I went for ride in P.M. to Lisbon Falls, W. Minot, Hebron, S. Paris and down to Gray. They left me at Catherine’s to stay with her (Johnny at Togus) for a while.
Mon. Sept. 17
Misty in A.M. Heavy rain in P.M. Doris came after Cath-, Carol and me in early morn. We picked up Maxine Hodgkins, Joyce and Earland and took Earland to Orono to go to school at U. of M. (second year) We stopped at Togus on way home so Cath- and Doris could visit Johnny.
Mostly fair, cooler, few light showers. Judy and Beverly Parker here in A.M. We went down St. in P.M. Catherine worked at Cole’s in eve. Alfred Darrow came to Belvedere to board for school year.
Wed. Sept. 19
Nice day, heavy frost. Joe called. Cath- went to Portland in A.M. to call at the Veteran’s Bureau. Dot and children called in P.M. also Laura Libby. Mary Doughty called in eve. Cath- worked.
Thurs. Sept. 20
Rained most of day. Dot and children called in A.M. also Joe and Alta Forster. Kay worked.
Fri. Sept. 21
Nice day. Grandma Bisciglia, her brother, (Uncle Pete) Marie and her husband (Ray) and Katie arrived in P.M. They went to Togus then came back for the night. Laura and I had supper at Roy’s and I stayed all night. Doris came down in eve. to play “Rook”. Catherine worked.
Sat. Sept. 22
Beautiful day. Cath- went to Togus with the Bisciglias in P.M. Doris came down in eve. and took me to her house for the night.
Sun. Sept. 23
Mostly cloudy. The Bisciglias went home in A.M. except Grandma. Joe and Eva took her to Togus in P.M. I went to church with the Morrisons (White’s Cor.) Doris and children took me to Cath-‘s in P.M. Joe and Eva had supper with us. Laura called with Roy and Judy. Cath- worked.
Mon. Sept. 24
Cloudy, rain during night. Doris took Cath-, Judy, Carol and me to her house to dinner then we went to Lewiston shopping.
Tues. Sept. 25
Fair, cool. I went to see Esther Kuch in P.M. then to Maggie Verrill’s to see Lew and Mattie Quint. Mattie fell on St. and hurt her head badly. Doris down in P.M. and eve. Man called to see Cath- from Veteran’s Bureau in P.M. She worked at Cole’s.
Wed. Sept. 26
Mostly fair. Down St. in P.M. Catherine worked.
Thurs. Sept. 27
Mostly fair. Doris took Carol up there for the day. She came down to play “Rook” in eve. Cath-, Judy and I went to Laura’s in eve. to telephone. Joe and Eva called.
Fri. Sept. 28
Nice day. Cath- worked. Everett and Freda came after me in eve. to take me home.
Sat. Sept. 29
Nice day. All the family except Sandra and me went to Litchfield to grind hamburg. I canned meat all day. (half a cow Everett bot) Everett and family and Alfred went to Bath to see “Moby Dick” but that wasn’t on so they came back to “Bowdoin Drive-In”.
Sun. Sept. 30
Partly cloudy. Everett took part of family to church at Bailey’s. Mayota went to Sun. school. Everett, Freda, Sandra and I took Jimmie to Woolwich to work on C.A.P. antenna. Everett and family went down after him in eve. and they all went to see “Moby Dick”. Alfred’s grandmother called to see him then he went away ‘til early eve. Phil Rowe, Gertie and the girls here in P.M. Parson Miller called. Everett and Freda went out in big boat and had to tow it home from “Cook’s” (First time to do that)
Mon. Oct. 1st
Partly cloudy. Ben spent A.M. in Brunswick. Everett and Freda went to “Board” meeting in eve.
Tues. Oct. 2nd
Good day, distant thunder and rain in eve. Everett took me up to Bill’s and Sue’s in morn. I went to Falls in P.M. when Bill took Sue to work then went with Bill and William over on Augusta Rd. to look over William’s wood lot.
Wed. Oct. 3rd
Beautiful day. I went home in P.M. when Bill took Sue to work. Called at Lillian Guenther’s and at Ruth Tarr’s to see Evie.
Thurs. Oct. 4th
Began raining in late P.M. Jimmie went to Litchfield with Gramp Small to help clean out Aunt Edith’s well. Ben spent part of day in Waterville. Everett Brot Margaret Stewart home with him to stay over wk-end.
Fri. Oct. 5th
Nice day. Freda and Margaret went to Brunswick shopping with Mrs. Fletcher in P.M. and came back with Everett at 4.30. Mayota went to Margaret Skillings’ birthday party. Ben took her down and went after her. Everett and Freda went to Litchfield in eve. and Brot Jimmie home.
Sat. Oct. 6th
Beautiful day. All the family except Jimmie (working at Gramp Small’s) went to White Mts. To No. Conway thru Pinkham Notch – to Dixville Notch and back by Bethel to Gray. After supper at Cole’s, they left me at Catherine’s for few weeks. Cath- worked.
Sun. Oct. 7th
Rainy in night and A.M. then cleared off. Doris came in P.M. also Laura then Joe and Eva. We went to Sunday school then boys came home and we stayed for church. Rev. Lord from S. Paris preached (candidate) Cath- worked.
Mon. Oct. 8th
Nice day. Grandma Bisciglia went down St. with us then Cath- and I went to Mrs. Forsley’s to lunch. Doris called in eve. Cath- worked.
Tues. Oct. 9th
Nice day, cooler. Doris came down in A.M. and in P.M. with Lloyd’s wife. Left the children while they went to Lewiston. Alta Foster called in A.M.
Wed. Oct. 10
Nice day. Doris came down in A.M. and in P.M. to take Grandma Bisciglia and me to Togus to see Johnny. Doris came down in eve. – brot Galen to Judy’s and Joyce to Alta’s for while she went to N.Y. Cath- worked.
Thurs. Oct. 11
Nice day, colder. Doris, Gram Bisciglia, Jean Morrison, Laura Libby and Carol started from N.Y. about 5.15 A.M. Judy took Cath, Galen and me over thru Intervale N.G. up to Eddie’s restaurant for dinner. (Near Edward Little High school), round Lake Auburn and round Crystal Lake. Had dessert at Cole’s on way home. Mr. Davis (built Cath-‘s house. Called in eve.
Fri. Oct. 12
Nice day. Cath- and I went down St. and up round block. Jane Mc. Called. Doris and the girls got home about 9 P.M. after taking Grandma Bisiglia home. Cath- worked.
Sat. Oct. 13
Beautiful warm day. Doris called in A.M. Malcolm and Eva took Cath- to Togus to Togus in P.M. Mary Doughty and Carol called in eve. Cath- worked.
Sun. Oct. 14
Nice day, very warm. Cath- and children went to Sun. school and church. I went to church. Man from trailer preached. Cath-, Stevie, Carol and I went to “open house” at “Opportunity Farm” with Agnes Foresby and children in P.M. Cath- worked.
Mon. Oct. 15
Beautiful warm day, 62°-70° in Maine. Doris down in P.M. I called at Bessie’s in P.M. Cath- worked. Sadie Foster passed away.
Tues. Oct. 16
Beautiful day. we went down St.
Wed, Oct. 17
Beautiful summer day. Mrs. Foresby took us to Doris’ in A.M. and we went to Lewiston in P.M. with Donnie. Cath- worked.
Thurs. Oct. 18
Nice day. Went down St. in A.M. Joe and Eva called in late P.M. Doris called in eve. Cath- worked.
Fri. Oct. 19
Beautiful day, cooler. Cath- took Carol to clinic at Legion Hall in A.M. to get polio shot. I went to Bessie’s in P.M. Cath- went to Forsby’s. Cath- worked.
Sat. Oct. 20
Nice day, warmer. We went down St. in P.M. Cath- worked.
Sun. Oct. 21
Nice day. We all went to church. Cath- and children went to Sun. school. Charlie Parker and family took us all to Togus in P.M. Catherine and I went to see Johnny. Called at Doris’ for coffee on way home. Agnes Forsby called in eve.
Mon. Oct. 22
Nice day. Doris and children called in A.M. Catherine worked.
Tues. Oct. 23
Heavy rain and wind. Doris took us to her house for dinner. Roy and Judy spent eve. with us.
Wed. Oct. 24
Fair and colder. Went down St. in A.M. Joe and Eva called. Lennie went to Scout meeting. Cath- worked.
Thurs. Oct. 25
Nice day. Doris down in A.M. and came in eve. to take Cath-, Lennie and me to “play” (Sr) at Gym “Professor, How Could You?” Connie Libby and Paul Morrison leading characters. Joe and Eva called in late P.M.
Fri. Oct. 26
Fair, much colder. Doris left Galen while she took Donnie to Osteopathic hospital in Portland for X-ray where he had polio shot. Doris having Kidney trouble and ordered to bed for few days. Cath- worked.
Sat. Oct. 27
Partly cloudy. Catherine worked.
Sun. Oct. 28
Nice day. Catherine and children went to Sun. school Cath- stayed for church. We went up for dinner up to Laura’s in P.M. Cath- worked.
Mon. Oct. 29
Beautiful day, warm. I went to see Mrs. Webster in P.M. Catherine worked.
Tues. Oct. 30
Beautiful warm day. We spent P.M. at Judy’s. Catherine worked.
Wed. Oct. 31
Beautiful warn day. We all went to Halloween party at Gym in eve. with the Parkers. Stevie and Carol went to party at church in P.M.
Thurs. Nov. 1st
Showery and foggy. Doris came down in A.M. and took us all to her house for dinner, supper and eve. (No school in this district Thurs. + Fri.) The Hodgkins family, Sylvia Small and Caroline Seavey came in eve. to see moving pictures Mrs. Stevens from Auburn brot down to show us.
Fri. Nov. 2nd
Cleared away. Doris came down in A.M. with telephone message from Freda. Everett and Freda came after me in eve. Judy stayed with children. Catherine worked.
Sat. Nov. 3rd
Mostly cloudy. Everett’s big boar filled up with water on Hazel Johnson’s shore so Freda, Mayota and I spent the P.M. down there with Everett. Everett played at Richmond.
Sun. Nov. 4th
Nice warm day. Parts of the west buried in snow. Mayota went to Sun. school. Jim, Alfred, Sandra and I went to 11 A.M. service. Kate Bubier and friends called on Aunt Edith in P.M. Freda spent P.M. down on the boat where Ev- was working. We all went to church in eve except Alfred. Mr. Peterson from Portland began a week of special meetings. Mrs. Brown from Brunswick played piano. Chester and family were down also Gramp Small. Ronny played trombone at church. Sandra went to Brunswick with Patty Miller in late P.M. Glenda Reid’s second baby born in Brunswick hospital. (Glenda Marie)
Mon. Nov. 5th
Beautiful day. Freda and Estelle Smith spent the day in Portland and Brunswick. Everett, Freda, Mayota and I went to church in eve. Mr. Haddon played piano.
Tues. Nov. 6th
Beautiful day. Hazel Johnson had supper with us to celebrate Jim’s birthday. Everett and Freda gave him a shot gun – the rest of us gave him shells and hunting license. Freda and I went to Red Men’s Hall to vote in P.M. (Eisenhower-Stevenson) then we called at Patty Miller’s. Freda and I went to church in eve. Gladys Doughty and Althea Dunlap played to organ and piano and Mr. Miller sang.
Wed. Nov. 7th
Nice day. I went to church in eve. Estelle Smith came up to breakfast before starting back to Albany for the winter. Everett didn’t work at mill in P.M. Harry Stewart and Winnie came down in P.M. Ev- and Freda went out in eve.
Thurs. Nov. 8th
Misty in P.M., showery in eve. Ben went to Waterville. Everett and Jim went hunting in P.M. Ben stayed over night.
Fri. Nov. 9th
Fair, cooler. Ben came in A.M. Everett brot Brenda Mitchell down for week-end. She sang at Bailey Is church in eve. when Everett, Freda and I went to service by Mr. Peterson. Sandra baby sitting at Mary Bangs’. Jim Cornish had bad shock.
Sat. Nov. 10
Fair and much colder, squally during night in Litchfield and many places. Everett and Jimmie went hunting all day. Everett played at Richmond. Mr. Miller called twice.
Sun. Nov. 11
Fair, cold and windy. Jim and I went to early service and breakfast at church. Freda, Sandra, Alfred and I went to 11 A.M. service. Gramp and Gram Small and Marie Flaherty down in P.M. Ev- and Freda took me to Catherine’s in late P.M. Had supper at Cole’s. Cat-worked.
Mon. Nov. 12
Few light showers. Doris brot the children home in A.M. (Up there over wk-end) Mrs. Forsby and two children (Richard and Elizabeth) took Catherine and three children and me to Togus in P.M. First time the children had seen Johnny since went to Togus in Sept. Cath- worked. Jim Cornish passed away in hospital.
Tues. Nov. 13
Good day. Doris down in A.M. She and Jean Morrison came down in eve. to play “Rook”. Roy and Judy came for the eve.
Wed. Nov. 14
Nice. Day. Doris down in P.M. to play “Rook”. Man from Vt. Bureau here to see Cath-. Lennie went to scout meeting. Cath- worked.
Thurs. Nov. 15
Nice warm day. Catherine went to birthday party in A.M. with Carol in P.M. and to visit Lennie’s school in eve. (Nat. Education wk) Eleanor Witham called in eve.
Fri. Nov. 16
Foggy part of day. Dot down in A.M. Catherine and Beverly Parker took Carol and Bruce to Clinic for shots in A.M. and visited Stevie’s school in P.M. Mr. Davis called in P.M. (Built Cat’s house) Cath- worked.
Sat. Nov. 17
Fair and warm. Very cold and heavy snow storms in the west. Doris down in A.M. Joe and Eva called in late P.M. Cath- worked.
Sun. Nov. 18
Snowed 4-5 in, during early morning. Lennie and Carol went to Sun. school. Joe and Eva. Called after church. Aunt Edith passed away in P.M. Undertaker from Waterville took the body up there. Ben went to Chet’s and Marina’s. Freda called Laura L. to let me know. Cath- worked. The United Baptist church at the Falls began a week’s celebration (100 years old) Rev. Durost pastor – resigning Dec 1st
Mon. Nov. 19
Nice day. Doris called in P.M. Everett and Freda came after me in eve. Kay’s children stayed at Charlie Parker’s. Cath- worked. Everett shot deer.
Tues. Nov. 20
Fair. Everett and Freda went to Mitchell’s, Falls and Bath on errands in A.M. We all went to funeral services for Aunt Edith at Plains church in P.M. Ralph Miller went with us.
Wed. Nov. 21
Showery, very windy in eve. Everett and James went hunting in P.M. We all went to Bailey Is. church in eve to service. Alfred left after service with the Miller’s to go home for Thanksgiving.
Thurs. Nov. 22
Nice day. Everett took me to Bill’s in early morn. when he took Jim and girls deer hunting in A.M. Jim shot his first deer in Litchfield. Wm. and Evelyn at Sue’s for dinner. Catherine and family had dinner at Joe’s then went to Doris’ for night.
Fri. Nov. 23
Light squalls in P.M. Bill, Sue and I went to Falls then to Vera’s, Gerry’s and June’s. Evelyn, Everett, Freda and Cliffie came to supper. Bobby came in eve.
Sat. Nov. 24
Fair, colder. Bill, Sue, Larry and I went to Percy Greene’s in P.M. to see Edna then we took Larry home. We went over to Myrt’s in eve. Sue was taken sick. Went home in a hurry.
Sun. Nov. 25
Good day. Began snowing in eve. We went over to Vera’s to dinner. Wm. and Evelyn there also Junior Danforth and family. Wm. and Evelyn came to Sue’s for supper.
Mon. Nov. 26
Snowed about 4 in. then rained Sue went to work in morn. I went to Falls when Bill went after Sue and when home from Gypsum with Everett. Snow gone on islands.
Tues. Nov. 27
Mostly cloudy. The Millers came to supper. Libby Bailey called in eve.
Wed. Nov. 28
Fair and very mild. I went to Susie Houghton’s in P.M. to see her mother. Most of the family have bad colds. Jim went to Bath with Mr. Fletcher to Electronics class same as last year.
Thurs. Nov. 29
Cloudy Nov. day. Freda in bed most of day – bad back and cold.
Fri. Nov. 30
Partly cloudy. Orr’s Island post office moved from building across from Hillman’s store to new building by Doughty’s store. Nellie Sylvester – post mistress. Charlie Huff forced to resign (age) Jan 1st 1956. Mayota out selling magazines for school in P.M. Sandra baby-sat in eve. Mr. Miller called in P.M.
Sat. Dec. 1st
Fair, colder. Everett and Sandra painted in Aunt Edith’s bedroom. We all went to Brunswick shopping in late A.M. except Jim. He helped the boys move a house down at Bailey’s near Ralph Johnson’s
Sun. Dec. 2nd
Nice day. Mayota went to Sun. school. All but Ev- and Alfred went to church. All of us went to Grampa Small’s in eve. (after going to Leo’s first) to celebrate his 70th birthday. All the children and grandchildren there. Mrs. Rogers (“Marm”) New furnace in church.
Mon. Dec. 3rd
Snowed all day (about 4 in.) Everett and Freda went to “Board” meeting of church in eve. Jim Baby-sat for Mary Bangs. Mayota and I began using Aunt Edith’s room.
Tues. Dec. 4th
Nice day, mild. I went down to new post office. Woman ran into Nevitt’s stone wall across from out house and damaged car considerable. Everett and Freda took Sandra and Mayota to Brunswick in eve. to see Elvis Presley picture then went visiting.
Wed. Dec. 5th
Good day. Miss Steen from N.Y. came for few days while waiting for moving van to bring some furniture for house they bot. Sandra and Mayota went to choir rehearsal.
Thurs. Dec. 6th
Rained part of day, mild, no school.
Fri. Dec. 7th
Warm, showery and foggy. Moving van arrived with Miss Steen’s furniture in A.M. and she left for home in P.M. Gramp and Gram Small and Mrs. Rogers came in A.M. and had dinner with us. Gramp finished the shelf for telephone. Everett, Freda and Jimmie went to “Teen-age” dance at Bailey’s Is. Boys played.
Sat. Dec. 8th
Partly cloudy. Freda and Everett went out in P.M.
Sun. Dec. 9th
Snowed lightly most of day, about 5 in. Mayota went to Sun. school. We all went to church.
Mon. Dec. 10
Beautiful day. Mr. Miller called in P.M. Clara Stevens came with Everett for a visit.
Tues. Dec. 11
Mild, windy, cloudy in P.M. Freda sick most of day. Madelyn and Blanche Stilphen and Mr. Gilliam came in to play in Frances Small operated on at Gardiner hospital.
Wed. Dec. 12
Mostly fair and mild. Grandpa Small called at noon. Jim went to Bath with Mr. Fletcher in eve.
Thurs. Dec. 13
Rainy in A.M. Snow all gone again. Everett took Freda to missionary meeting in eve.
Fri. Dec. 14
Cloudy, colder. Began snowing in eve. Freda, Clara and I walked down to see the new post office and Called at Miller’s to bring Patty and Stevie up for lunch then we helped her address envelopes for Christmas cards to sent to Orr’s and Baileys. Clara rode to Brunswick with Mr. Miller and went home to Portland in P.M. Hilda and Brenda came down to supper and to try on a dress Freda is making for her.
Sat. Dec. 15
Snowed 4-5 in. during night, cloudy and snow showers during day. All of us but Jim went shopping in Brunswick. Rain made the roads so icy in eve. we stayed home from U.S. Gypsum Christmas entertainment at Lisbon High school.
Sun. Dec. 16
Nice day, mild. Mayota went to Sun. school. We all went to church. Everett, Freda and Mayota went to Gramp Small’s in late P.M. and to hospital to see Frances – stayed to supper. Jim spent P.M. at Bailey’s.
Mon. Dec. 17
Beautiful mild day. I fell at mail box and hurt my ankle. Everett and Jim went to Woolwich to see Ralph _____ - trouble finder for our “Gonset”.
Tues. Dec. 18
Mostly fair, cooler in P.M. Ground nearly bare again.
Wed. Dec. 19
Clear and cold. Freda baby-sat for Mrs. Fletcher in A.M. Mrs. Miller called. Jimmie went to Bath with Mr. Fletcher in eve to school. Jim and Sandra finished school for Christmas vacation.
Thurs. Dec. 20
Mostly fair. Freda and Sandra went down St. at noon. Gramp and Gram Small , Marie Flaherty, and Leo’s three boys came down in A.M. delivering Christmas presents.
Fri. Dec. 21
Partly cloudy. Freda went to school party (Mayota’s) at school house from 11 A.M. to 2.30 P.M. – dinner and entertainment. – Miss Ford teacher. Everett, Freda, Jim and I went to Brunswick in eve. They went shopping and I went to see Dr. McFarland (urine trouble)
Sat. Dec. 22
Mostly cloudy. Began snowing in eve. Everett and Freda went to Gramp Small’s and rabbit hunting and took me to Stewarts for the day.
Sun. Dec. 23
Snowed lightly all day. Mayota went to Sun. school All but Sandra went to church, she was in bed all day with cold. Jim baby-sat for Fletchers in eve. The rest of us (except Sandra) went to Children’s program at church in eve. About 3 in. of snow fell.
Mon. Dec. 24
Cloudy and drizzily in eve. Freda went to Jennie Carlson’s when Everett went to work I morn. They came home at noon. Carol singing called off. Snow nearly gone again.
Tues. Dec. 25
Rainy in A.M. Sun shone part of P.M. Chester and Marian called at 1.30 with presents before going to Margaret Severy’s for dinner. We had our tree in early morn. about 5.30 A.M. Took a ride to “Land’s End” in late P.M.
Wed. Dec. 26
Nice day., colder. Gramp and Gram Small and Leo’s three boys brot Marie Flaherty down in P.M. for a few days. Over 700 fatalities on road over the holidays.
Thurs. Dec. 27
Fair in A.M. Began snowing in late P.M. Freda baby-sat at Fletcher’s. Girls went to choir rehearsal in eve. Mr. and Mrs. Mortgrage(?) and Mr. Miller here in eve. to plan for New Years eve. service. Lawrence Estes, son - Steven and nephew - Jewel lost while hunting birds out in Casco Bay.
Fri. Dec. 28
Snowed lightly part of day. Fair most of P.M. very little snow on ground. Estes body found near Jewel Is. Pamela Morgrage spent day and eve. here. Mr. Gilliam and Blanche Stilphen came to play in eve.
Sat. Dec. 29
Dark, showery day. Everett Freda, Jim and I went to Brunswick in A.M. Began snowing in eve. after sleeting.
Sun. Dec. 30
Snowed about 7-8 in. during night, clearing in morn. much colder. Mayota and Marie Flaherty went to Sun. school. Jim and Sandra went to church. Marie came home after Sun. school. Freda and Everett took her home to Gram Small’s Freda stayed a few days and Everett came home in the evening. Zero in early eve. Freda’s aunt (Mary Small) passed away very suddenly. Lee Hooker passed away.
Mon. Dec. 31
2° above, snowed very little in A.M. Everett played at S. Gardiner dance in eve. Sandra baby-sat at Fletcher’s and Mayota went to Mr. Miller’s party and mid-night watch service. James and I kept house. Everett stayed at Gramp Small’s over night (what was left of it). Connie Libby and _______ Hall married.