Elinor’s 1915 Diary
[Sun. Jan. 3. 1915] Jan.Sun.3. Well of all the skaters, there has been two or three Hundred on the river to day Elbert has gone to church. Frank wasn’t here Sat. & not today. It was nice out doors today
[Mon. Jan. 4. 1915] Mon.4. Well Frank has everything to move the shed all papered & seiling painted & they are coming tomorrow. Oh.my. Well I’ll be blessed
[Tue. Jan. 5. 1915] Tue. 5. F.& R. & children all moved in & such a mix up but Audrey & Frank got the carpets down & Elbert & F. set up stove & they were puting things up & making it look like home & R. is all tired out & Hasn’t done anything ha,ha,ha, I’d like a good husband but would-n’t want him to cook my meals do the dishes washing & sweeping. Oh! no. Oh, no, ho, ho.
[Wed. Jan. 6. 1915] Wed.6. Well F. is still workiing getting things put to rights. Ive been trying to get cought up with my work.
[Thrs. Jan. 7. 1915] Page 171 Thurs.7. I washed to-day & of all things if I didn’t have one big wash & A. not feeling very good & I’ve worked untill I’m stiff to night & A has gone to bed & the supper dishes, I’ll have to wash in the morn, so I’m going to take my bath & roll in.
[Fri. Jan. 8. 1915] Fri.8. Well, I baked loaves of bread and done my house work, seems to me as though I would never get my mending cought up again. The boys have been getting coal up to the car dump hard job but they have several tons.
[Sat. Jan. 9. 1915] Sat.9. Scrubbed the dinning room & kitchen today and did my house work & some mending.
[Sun. Jan. 10. 1915] Sun.10. A very pretty day out side & Lucia Fletcher, Elsie & Edith Wheeler were here a while today, I’ve been on the jump allday and am ever so tired tonight. Oh. Dee. Audrey & Martha went to Sunday School this morn.
[Mon. Jan. 11. 1915] Mon.11. Well I think the skating is over for a while, ice is so soft, Nice & warm out door.
[Tue. Jan. 12. 1915] Tue.12. Sewed and done my house work today and aired all the beding & sweeped the house Mon.11. and sweapt & dusted today haven’t been feeling very well for several days. so nervous as though something was going to happen. got a letter from Mr. O’Neil today & one from Franci.
[Wed. Jan. 3. 1915] Wed.3. Little Harvey Liman Bonney [? maybe Frank’s son, Elinor’s nephew, but his name is Harvey W Bonney] is 2 mo old today. I washed untill 2 oclock this afternoon & finnished my waist which took untill mid night, was in bed a little be fore one a.m. & went two sleep before 2 a.m. slept until the clock struck 4
[Thrs. Jan. 4. 1915] Thur 4. Got up at five dressed, cooked breakfast & dressed for my trip to Elyria Elbert Audrey Martha & I hired a taxi to take us to the waiting room, We had to go
[Thrs. Jan. 4. 1915]Page 172. as wittnesses for A. on her diverse case. Dr. Smith & Lawer Strunick were also wittnesses & Mr. Thompson was A’s Lawer, Glitch was for Geo. Well A. was granted a divorse & the of Martha & 500. dollars a yr. in payment of $20.00 a mo. & bal. at end of yr. Wel it’s a dreadful thing & my head aches so. Oh. Dee. Geo. wasn’t there to fight they case. thank God
[Gap from jan 5-Jan 14. 1915][Fri. Jan. 15, 1915] Fri.15. Well I have had a sick nervous head ach every since yesterday, was most cray last night feel a little better today, but it’s all I can do to work. hope I fell better tomorrow.
[Sat. Jan. 16. 1915] Sat.16. Well. A. was tired but after a good hot dinner Thurs. & a rest she was alright. but if I feel this miserable as her wittness I don’t know how I should have felt had I been in her place. Well. the postman brought me a package from Georgia Rosecrans. Oberlin. O. which proved to be a night dress stamped, to be embroidered & floss &K embroider it with, as a rememberance of my birthday today I’m 30 yrs. old. and old old maid. Oh. Audrey done the scrubbing today & I the sweeping & the house work & odds & ends a hard day.
[Sun. Jan. 17. 1915] Sun.17. A beautiful day & I’ve worked all day Audrey, Martha & Evelyn to Sunday School this morn. I’ve had another hard day today.
[Mon. Jan. 18. 1915] Mon.18. Made myself a waist & did my work. Ice most all gone only aloong shore Oh.Dee
[Tue. Jan. 19. 1915] Tue.19. Did my house work & helped Ruby make herself a waist today & am tired & so nervous.
[Wed. Jan. 20. 1915] Page 173. Wed.20. Well I wash-ed to day was through at noon Elbert turned out most of them. then I mended while guess it will take all the rest of this week to finnish up the mending
[Thrs. Jan. 21. 1915] Thurs.21. Got up at 6 a.m. cooked breakfast for Elbert & Nellie straightened up dinning room feed & watered the chickens sweept & dusted & mended 9 1/2 pairs of socks 1/2 suit of Elberts under wear, ate supper washed dishes sprinkeled Nellie’s & my clothes set my bread & straighten up house for night & now must try & write a letter or two while Nellie is doing her studying. The man on the Shenago brought Martha a bag of candy canes today. This is the first of our acquaintance.
[Fri. Jan. 22. 1915] Fri.22. Ironed today & done house work.
[Sat. Jan. 23. 1915.] Sat.23. Audrey did the scrubbing & I the housework
[Sun. Jan. 24. 1915] Sun.24. We haven’t had a letter from the folk this week
[Mon. Jan. 25. 1915] Mon.25. Well it’s the same old story sewing & housework.
[Tue. Jan. 26. 1915] Tue. 26. I washed, Elbert turned the tub, All through at Noon, then I helped get dinner & scrubbed the to floors, and am so tired I can hardly set up, going to take my bath and go to bed. Oh dee dee dee
[Wed. Jan. 27. 1915] Wed.27. Nellie & I have sewed to day, she has to day, Thurs off & Fri. morn. so we must sew she & Elbert went to commencement to night.
[Thrs. Jan. 28. 1915] Thurs.28. Pa’s birthday he is 54 yrs. old. today & we have sewed & done house work.
[Fri. Jan. 29. 1915] Page 174. Fri.29. I have ironed all Nellies & my pieces & sewed & done house work and am some weary.
[Sat. Jan. 30. 1915] Sat.30. Swept & cleaned & done my work & got another letter from Mr. O’Neil with 2 cent[?-?]HIUE DOIIARS in it., well I don’t know what to think or do & no one else seemes to know I don’t know wheather he is in his right mind or not he is 71 yrs. of age. his sister died & left him all her money. We have a lot of snow good Sleighing & coasting.
[Sun. Jan. 31. 1915] Sun.31.Today is Wyn’s birthday she is 39 yrs old and it has rained more or less since midnight all day & is still raining, boy’s are looking for high water tomorrow. a dreary day and tiresome one.