[Elinor’s Diary 1913 (page 52)]
Wed.Jan.1.1913. I ironed & done house work. Elbert & Frank went fishing Elbert has a bad sore throat both boys here to dinner & Fred came home tonight I gave Elbert a good doping & sent him to bed with hot bottle.
[Thurs. Jan. 2. 1913] Thurs.2. I got a card from Aunt Em. & I have been finishing the ironing & sewing to day & my cold is better & Elberts so is
[Fri. Jan. 3. 1912] Fri.3. Martha Eles______Carlisle is 7 months old today & weighs 20 1/2 lbs. done house work & help Nellie finish her skirt. and she is going to press it tomorrow
[Sat. Jan. 4. 1913] Sat.4. Well I baked 7 loaves of bread today.
[Sat. Jan. 4. 1913]Page 53. Sat.4. Jan. & helped do a bu. & one things today.
[Sun. Jan. 5. 1913] Sun.5. Ma & Fred went over to Franks for dinner & Pa came home just in time to eat dinner with us & after he had gone out doors I phoned to ma & she & Fred came home it is raining & freezing & its slipery. Ma & I went down to McHenery’s Meat Market & bought 3.lbs. pork steak round one slice round beef steak, its was hard walking
[note: McHenry’s Meat Market at 1020 Broadway opened in 1908 and closed in 1947. It was owned by Vincent and Edna McHenry]
[Mon. Jan. 6. 1913] Mon.6. Pa didn’t go back it is still raining & Pa & I went & called on Miss Tristram . Then went over to Frank for supper & after supper we called on Wyn & Grant & then we called on Miss Baumgart on our way home.
[Tue. Jan. 7. 1913] Tue.7. Pa went back to Wellington this morn. I washed all our white wash & 3/4 of Audreys & am some tired.
[Wed. Jan. 8. 1913] Wed.8. Well I finished all the washing today scrubed the kitchen & Pa phoned & said Aunt Marinda died at 7 oclock this morn & the funeral will be Fri. after noon at 1 clock & for ma to come. Oh Dee. Auntie Wills daughter plan to ????? today.
Thurs. Jan. 9. 1913] Thur.9. Well, I helped Ma get away this morn I have baked 9 loaveds of bread & a 4 layer cake cooked & cleaned & worked all day, doped Fred & Elbert & sent them to bed & now I am going to bed. Elberts cold is no better he get a little more each day so its hard to get ride of it. Gertie has been sick for two days hope she feels better tomorrow. Oh.dee.dee. I called Anna Oldham Dorman tonight & talked with Ruby Bonney & told her about Aunt Marind & I called & talk to Mr. Thomas, his wife is ill & been in bed since Sun. & isn’t any better & then I talked with Miss Baumgart she has been feeling better today.
[Fri. Jan. 10. 1913] Fri.10. Well 5 oclock came early but I got the boys & Nellie away on time & I’ve had a hard day, only setting down long enough to eat my meals. Elbert came home feeling so bad, he looked like a corps. I compelled him to drink 2 cups of hot water gave him a light sup-per & just before he went to bed. gave him a hot bath down to his belt rubbed him with sollane linement & hot ointment, gave him ointment & hot water. Oh, he just had a great time trying to get out of it but, he had to do it & I’ll have to look after him for a few days now & get him well.
[Sat. Jan. 11. 1913] Sat.11. Elbert feels better, I gave him hot water then hot toast & milk & Fred to & have my Sat. work done at last & Elbert Dr. & sent to bed & I’m tired. Fred & Geo went to town & came home at 10-30 the baby cried & freted & Audrey looked as tired as I know she felt All to bed & Me to.
[Sun. Jan. 12. 1913] Sun.12. Had breakfast at 10 oclock dinner 2-5 supper 5-30 Fred went to church, Nellie went down to Audreys to dinner & they all came up home for supper Fred went to the Plant to Church & Elbert went over to Uncle Wills.E. is feeling a lot better & I Dr. him tonight & hope he will soon get ride of that cold, boys home at 9-15 & Geo & Audrey went home 8-20 & now we are all going to bed. I’m glad. Hope we will hear from Ma & Pa tomorrow.
[Mon. Jan. 13. 1913] Mon.13. Washed our clothes & Audreys, Gertie sud & rinsed & she dried them in the dinning room
[Tue. Jan. 14. 1913] Tue.14. Baked 9 loaves of bread and I ache so I don’t know what to do, and although I feel as though it wasn’t much use, I must smile & be pleasant. Fred feels worse every day, but is working
[Wed. Jan. 15. 1913] Wed.15. Oh we all ironed a little I have sewed, done house work, crocheted & am all in but dare not say it.
[Thurs. Jan. 16. 1913] Thurs.16. I’m 28 years old today. Fred is worse today his face is all broke out & he has a bad cold & didn’t go to work, poor kid he feels so bad. Such is life
[Thurs. Jan. 16. 1913] Page 55 Thurs.16. I don’t believe I ever felt more cross in my life than I do today, and to be agreeable I must go over to Frank & Rubys to dinner & I believe everybody that I ever knew spoke to me. and just to think I had to smile and speake pleasant and I felt so cross, and then I had to be sociable so ma would have a nice time, then I left ma & Ruby at 2-30. Nellie went to meat ma & I calld on Mis Baumgart & had to borrow an umberella then I went to the Dr. & he wants me to go to the hospital next week I cant think of it Oh.dee.dee. What next
[Fri. Jan. 17. 1913] Fri.17. Was the warmest it has been for 42 yrs, I scrubed 3 floors & swept & dusted & cooked.
[Sat. Jan. 18. 1913] Sat.18. Fred is looking like a small pox case ma & I baked bread & rolls today & done house work Pa came home to night glad to see him.
[Sun. Jan. 19. 1913] Sun.19. Frank & Ruby & baby & Audrey, George & baby we were all here for dinner. Dr.S. came to see Fred after dinner he will be all right in a few day he has ezema Mrs. Baumgart calld this morn & said Mrs Anderson wants me to come to work Tue
[Mon. Jan. 20. 1913] Mon.20. Well it rained all day Sun. & froze last night so its dreaadful walking for those who have to walk. I did all the washing today & Miss Baumgart phoned tonight & those people are foreigners & I told her I wasn’t going, she didn’t like it , but I’m an Americano. I’ve got to bake bread tomorrow.
[Tue. Jan. 21. 1913] Tue.21. I baked 12 loaves of bread and took cold last night the kitchen door came open while we were eating supper & after I began to shiver. I went to see if the window was open & fond that it was the door. Wel I drank hot drinks & took a rub down & went to bed early thiinking I would be as well as useral, but ach all over, its realy been & effort to work today
[Wed. Jan. 22. 1913] Wed.22. Dr. came to see Fred today, he can’t go out till Mon. I ironed some Gertie did most of the ironing. Nellie did her own. she has been home today & will be the rest of the week, had her exam Mon & Tue. worked all day. but oh what a sore throat my left tonsil is so badly swollen I dread to go to bed tonight.
[Thurs. Jan. 23. 1913] Thurs.23. Fred to work but haven’t done much today. Oh.dee.
[Fri. Jan. 24. 1913] Page 56 Fri.24. I most all in to day, sure am. I have got the guinsy & ear ach am going to draw it on the out side-night Oh such is life but I be all right by Sunday.
[Sat. Jan. 25. 1913] Sat.25. Thought I would choke to death Thurs. & Fri, night I soaked a cloth in coal oil & bound it on my throat & now the worst is over. my neck is sore but will be well in a few days now. crocheted a lot today & helped with house work
[Sun. Jan. 26. 1913] Sun.26. Gertie went over to Franks for dinner & I’ve been teasing the boys & Nellie all day. Dr. is coming tomorrow.
[Mon. Jan. 27. 1913] Mon.27. Washed to day and moped the floor. Dr. came, he told Fred he must stay in a little while longer
[Tue. Jan. 28. 1913] Tue.28. Pa is 52 years old today he send ma a card dated Jan.28.1861. ha,ha,ha, I haven’t finish his shaving pad yet. I did part of the ironing my neck healing good
[Wed. Jan. 29. 1913] Wed.29. Pa came home today ma doesnt feel very well I ironed & did some sewing on ma’s waist.
[Thurs. Jan. 30. 1913] Thurs.30. Pa and Gertie went to Wellington today I have been doing general house work & sewing a little.
[Fri. Jan. 31. 1913] Fri.31. Today is Cousin Wyn Grants birthday she is 38 yrs old. Well it has been the same old story.