Saturday, November 7, 2009

November 7 thru 10, 1886

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Sunday, Novemb er 7, 1886 --- Sarah, Henry, Omar, Bart, and Mills go to church. Bart must be home visiting - he still has 4 or 5 days left to work for Leicester Fox. Henry comments that Elder Hibbard preaches a good sermon from Romans, Chapter 8, verse 28 ( in Roman numerals VIII- XXVIII) "For we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to his purpose." Henry comments that they had a very interesting Bible class lesson, and altogether profitable sermon.

Monday, November 8, 1886 --- Henry goes to Naples with a grist of last year's corn and barley. He buys two "bags" at Granby's - I presume feed sacks? He then goes to Wayland to visit Hattie and Harm and his granddaughter. He takes along some fresh meat from the hog they butchered the other day to pay them back for some meat they "borrowed" some time ago. - 28 3/4 pounds. He stopped in Bloods on the way back home, and collected $100 from D. Weld as partial payment on the potatoes they have been hauling to Bloods over the past several days. I'm not sure what the phrase "I drawed to that firm $100" means? Bart and Mills go to Frank Weld's surprise party. Jane Tenny buys 3 3/4 pounds of meat.

Tuesday, November 9, 1886 --- Frank Marsh borrows Henry's lumber waggon for the day. Omar does some plowing, and Mills husks more corn. Henry works some more on finishing off the Hog house, and Sarah does the washing. Henry writes a letter to Elder Alderman.

Wednesday, November 10, 1886 --- Henry does chores in the forenoon. I think that is the first time I've heard him use the term "chores". "I chore around in the forenoon." Sarah is working on a dress for Sarah. Fowler and Prudie come by to visit. Omar let Prudie have the $100 that Henry paid him for his wages yesterday - the $100 from the potatoes. Henry finishes the letter to Elder Alderman. Bradley Graves comes by and gives Henry $5 in gold to send with the letter to Elder Alderman. Henry goes to Bloods Depot Post Office and sends the letter by registered mail.


Dave Olney said...

Omar gives a surprising amount of money ($100) to "Prudie". Do we know who she is and why?

Louise's Son-in-law said...

Prudie is Prudence Olney Fowler - Henry's sister. I have no definite idea about the money except to speculate that Omar may have borrowed money from her? Henry often makes little side comments about Omar's behavior, and it would not be out of the question for him to be indirectly commenting on Omar perhaps borrowing money to finance his "social life"?? I think this is the only time Henry mentions money transactions outside of his own and Sarah's. In fact, based on Sarah's 1885 diary, she has her own money from eggs, etc. and her own budget that Henry does not get into.