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CALENDAR FOR 1905.
A.M. Dr. Case Hausam Pl.
P.M. Dr. McAfee Lafayette Ave. Pres. Gen. 1:1 In the beginning God I never heard him before & he is fine. Beautiful after meeting. Several raised their hands.
I took Communion in the A.M. Mother went to Church. Went to kindergarten S.S. with Harriet. She took up collections. Rob Morehouse came to supper.
Began Little Women.
Beautiful letter from Mr. Jump thanking me for Mother's picture. Prof. McGregory came to luncheon. I wrote letters & read from "Common Lot" aloud. This evening Bertha & Frank went to a dinner at her club. Minnie, Will, Ruth & I called on the Cases. We had ice-cream & music.
A.M. Mother & I called on Aunt Susan finding her very well. Susie Merriam talked about Dr. Dawson. Then we went to Ruths to luncheon meeting Minnie. Mrs. Hudson was there & her cousin Jessie came in. Minnie had a heart attack. I went up to see Winifred about going to N.Y. & had an awful time coming home in the storm. This evening Frank Sharpe came. I read Common Lot.
Such a bad day that Winifred did not bring Harriet to take her to see Miss Porter. I went to see Miss Leonard & took dinner at Clinton Alliance. Then we went to Miss [Wraif's] meeting. Emily [Cunnigan] Porter was there. I had not seen her since her marriage. I came home [tired] went up to Mrs. Cooper's but she was not in. Read a while this evening then went to bed.
I went to Glen Ridge & spent the day with Marguerite. Left Barclay St. at 10.30 & reached G.R. at 11.17. Left G.R. at 9. P.M. & reached Barclay St. at 9.40. It took me 1/2 hr. to reach Barclay St. via Ed. R.R. & Bridge. Saw Dorothy's School. Dorothy was good except for some fits of [...]. Buzzy was very friendly. The new house is nearly done. Rufus came home to dinner.
Ward Bliss died at 2 this morning.
The Springfield City Hall was totally [burned].
This evening Minnie scalded her hands with [cranberry].
I had my white mohair fitted by Mrs. Cooper.
P.M. Went to Dr. McAfee's to Young People's meeting. Called on Nell Irwin. Did not find her.
Read Common Lot this evening.
Began Shakespeare's Cymbeline
" Lafcadio Hearn's Japan
Carrington Howard called here to say Aunt Susan was ill & couldn't have us. Staid home today.
P.M. Bertha & I made fudge. Finished Herricks' "Common Lot". Called again on Nell Irwin but did not find her.
Began Josephine Daskam's Middle Aged Love St.
Finished Herriets 'Common Lot'
Finished Meyer's Present Tenses in Blessed Life
A.M. Dr. McAfee Juo. 18:37. Mother & I went. We met him. Baby came to dinner. She seems sick. Ruth went out & took tea with the Dobsons & Mr. Flaxington. I called at the Raymonds. They are all sick but I talked with Susy. I called on Lucy Skinner & Ethel kept me to supper.
Spent the day mending clothes etc. I fixed lining of dress & went shopping.
Eve. Long call from Nell Irwin.
Mother, Minnie, Mrs. Hudson, Ruth Raymond & I took luncheon at Winifred's. The evening Rob Jacobs & staid from before nine till 11.30. He is civil engineer on the Subway & has worked on Croton aqueduct. Frank came in a few minutes & Ruth helped entertain him.
I left on the 12 oclock train for Springfield. Edith [Seizham] on train. We did not sit together.
Dr. & Mrs. Moxom, Miss Mary Porter, Clara Reed, Mr. & Mrs. Porter & Edward came to dinner.
Mr. Story 11.
I went down town today. Staid upstairs this evening while Louise entertained girls.
Mary Porter talked to girls & conducted my Am. Lit. class.
Miss Berensen. 11
Edward's lesson. 27
I took my first treatment in Osteopathy.
Called with Mary Porter on the Bartletts.
Dr. Moxom preached on Revelation.
Miss Buckingham, Gertrude, Besse & Jeannette Appleton came to dinner.
At Mission I spoke of being too late. Several came forward.
Joe says he will take responsibility of rent.
Called on Mrs. Sweet. Mrs. McKinnon was there.
Mary Porter told girls story of [vase].
Dorothy Hooker is to have an operation for Appendicitis tomorrow. I had a lovely note from her & called on her mother. Went to bed half sick with cold. Mary Porter talked to Outlook class today. Ours is to be [omitted]. Lena & I went to Mrs. Porters & met Henry Porters son Lucius.
Miss Mary Porter went away to Clifton.
Dorothy Hooker's operation successful.
I am miserable with a cold but managed to go to hear Boston Symphony.
Miss Aus de Ohr played Tchaikowsky's Concerto.
Orchestra under Ge played Beethoven's 5th Symp.
My cold is bad. College Club met here. Lena read Erich Arden & Mr. Story played the Strauss accompaniment.
Edward's lesson (28)
Mr. Porter gave me whisky.
Left breakfast table because I felt dizzy so Dr. Brown was called. He orders bed, so I retired for afternoon & evening.
Better this morning but tired by night. Did not go to hear Hopkinson Smith.
Dr. Brown (2). He says I am in danger of breaking down.
Played for Miss Berensen 12.
Edward is in N.Y. so no lesson.
My first pay treatment in Osteopathy. Came home to bed & I am to rest till Monday A.M. Millie & Louise decorated my room with handkerchiefs, medicine, [reading], etc.
Began "Ethel" J J Bell
I staid in bed till after dinner then came down to write Bible lesson on board. Then I ate supper with family & retired early. I have written letters & read. Find it a long day. Wrote to Mr. Jump.
Read Tennyson Lady of Shalott, 2 Voices, Oenone, Dream of Fair Women, Morte d Arthur, Locksley Hall, etc.
Went down town & called on Joe. He evidently wants me to keep on begging money. What shall I do? Rather a hard day.
Very much better. Rec'd violets from Frieda Powers & carnations from Helen Harris.
Blizzard. Spent afternoon on bed & reading. Very few came to school.
January, THURSDAY 26. 1905.
? Mr. Story
I went to library with Dorothea Boynton.
Did not go to church.
Began Browning Study Programms
Read "How they Brought Good News"
Girls gave candy party.
2nd Osteopathy. Called on Father St. John.
Edward 1 hrs. 28 1/3.
Mother walked to church for last time.
Outlook Class. Edward worse. No lesson.
Mother went to Dr. Stearns for last time.
Outlook class. Discussed Japan.
Osteopathy. Miss Robeson wouldn't take pay. I called on St. John & heard his story. He gave me Kibbe's chocolate. Called on Mrs. Weeks.
Millie & I went to 1st Church Dickens entertainment.
I think I went to church.
Girls gave a fancy dress party.
Mother fell in getting up & called Frank, seemed chilled. Frank Sharpe pronounced it Grippe.
Edward (29 2/3) 1 hr lesson. Not well enough for a treatment.
At about 4.30 I rec'd a telegram from Will. "Grandma Raymond just had pneumonia. Perhaps you had better come." I reached home before midnight. Frank who met me encouraged me, but I find her very ill. Temperature is 105. Miss Seaman & Johnson are here.
Mother's temperature went down to 100. I went to Church & heard Dr. Cuyler. Acts 27:29.
I telephoned Miss Porter from Franks. Mother's fever up.
Mother seems better, but Frank thinks it doubtful whether her strength will hold out. I did shopping.
This evening Frank almost gives up hope.
Franks says "Your mother is a wonderful woman" We are very hopeful.
About now the change came. She seemed to know us but, when asked whether she wanted anything said "No".
She follows us with [her] eyes until the expression left them. She does not suffer at all.
At ten, without a struggle she fell asleep.
Many calls. Mother looks very beautiful. Many came.
Flowers, letters, telegrams, calls. I love to stay in the quiet room.
Beautiful services. Mrs. Webb came.
Mr. Jacobs sang "Sleep on beloved". Mr. Case read Rev. 21 & 22. Mr. Jacobs "No night there". Ros Raymond beautiful tribute. Mr. Case prayed. We sang "Shining Shore".
Laid dear Mother close to Father.
I came home to "The Elves" found Mother's picture framed by Lena & flowers from Louise, Millie, Marion, Miss Platt & Cicero class.
I have told them all.
Staid in bed till 10.30. Then took treatment of Miss Robeson. No change.
Amy Gillette Olney came to dinner. She wants to adopt her brother-in law's baby. I talked with Mrs. Packard, wrote to Minnie & took supper with Mrs. Porter.
School today & all seems like a dream. Louise attended to Outlook class for me.
Call from Mr. Hahn.
I went into Outlook class but did not recite. Read many letters & flowers from Mrs. Broga & Mrs. Griffith.
Quantities of letters. Took my osteopathy & called on Mrs. Griffith. James was there. Called on Joe. Rec'd calls from Mrs. Sweet & Miss Hastings.
Mrs. Starr. Mr. Story.
I went to prayer-meeting.
I went up to Celia Merriam's to spend the night with her & Miss Buckingham. Miss B. played to us.
Talked about Farrington & Briercliffe. Came home after breakfast. Wrote letters all day.
Dr. Moxom Revelation, Evangelization, Civilization.
Dr. Harper has internal cancer.
At Mission I talked about Heb. 12:1-11.
Called on Mrs. Sweet.
This evening I wrote to Malcolm Hughes.
Took Marie Seaman to Brighams to have dress fitted.
Bertha very ill with [pleurisi] pleurisy & [pneumonia].
Miss Porter & Lena took all but Alice Haugan, June & Marion to Richard [Booth] College Club lecture in Drama.
Bertha holding her own, but her lungs may be affected.
I read Outlook. Called on Hastings. Took Osteophathy. Began Dickens once more.
I went to prayer-meeting & in to the Sweets.
Mabel Cohn & Albert Tapley are engaged.
Sadie Parsons husband has brain trouble.
Bertha is worse. They called in Dr. Butler & he advised cupping. She has nine chances in ten of living but I fear cannot work. She said "how nice" when told I would give her Mother $25.
Girls had an old fashioned [donation] party & supper.
Bertha is some better. She wishes I was there to play.
I played for Miss Berensen, read Outlook & wrote letters.
Called on Mrs. Porter & Josie.
Wrote long letter to Mrs. Harrington.
Dorothea Boynton's sister is here.
Dr. Moxom "Insufficiency of Religious Toleration" Luke 9:50.
Good meeting Juo 3:1-16. "The New Birth" Mr. converted. Says he will speak to his Mother. Deacon Chapin there.
I took Miss Boynton to train. Wrote to Mrs. Griffin & Dr. Clarke.
Blood vessel broken in my eye. Went to Dr. [Prefontaine] who said Read but little & in 48 hrs bathe in hot water. [Changed] [meeting].
Dr. Moxom called on me & he staid to [dinner]. Arranged Outlook list with Mrs. Porter.
Louise Bartlett ill.
Letters from Dr. Lathrop, Lou Dickerson, & Minnie.
Bertha is better.
Outlook class. We talked about Dean Briggs Routine & Ideals.
Louise Bartlett ill.
Ash Wednseday. I met Miss Leonard at library. She expects to start Mission. I took her to get ice-cream. I had washed at Mrs. Whitings. Shopping. Supper with the Sweets. Fred Reeve says his wife has had a baby daughter & may die.
Bertha continues to improve. I went to prayer-meeting.
Girls played come card games, so I could work.
Miss Berensen did not come but Miss McClellan came to take pictures. I went to [c...] & shopping. My little [diamond] is fixed.
P.M. I read. Then I took girls to Lenten talk of Dr. Moxom on religion. Lent begins next [Wed].
Mrs. Packard sat with me at Communion. Mr. Hahn is certainly writing poor sermons.
Very small Mission. Mr. Francis says he is going to join the Church.
Went in to see Mrs. Bartlett.
I rec'd letters from Clara & Mary Russell, Mary, Papa & Adelle Bliss.
This is Father's 91st birthday.
Took a treatment but Miss Robison changed [nothing]. Did shopping in a pouring rain. Took tea with the Hubbells & Dr. Price. Said what I thought about Dr. Hahn.
The girls went to see Maud Adams in Little Minister & Op of My Thumb. I went to South Church to a Y.W.C.A. meeting.
J Appleton Educational
Laura Rice [Primary]
Clara Reed Bliss St. Home
Miss Elush " " "
Mr. Story Analysis
Louise gave a party for Misses Borden & Bourne.
Osteopathy (1/2 hr late)
Dr. Moxom Religion as interpreter for Jesus.
Eve. Visited with Miss Borden & Bourne. Read.
Miss Wood invites me to Vassar for April 14-17.
Dr. Moxom True Consecration.
Sent photos of Mother away.
Pleasant Mission Matt 16:21-26.
Miss Bourne went home.
Milly Hoyt came back.
Outlook class this afternoon.
Miss Borden went home.
Evening Outlook class.
Mrs. Griffith invited me to supper tomorrow but I have another engagement.
Republica says two women are in Hartford begging for Joe.
Hazel Brigham & Elsie Miller here to lunch.
I took supper with Mrs. Braga. She showed her husband's pictures.
Spiritual Rally this afternoon & evening at State St. I went this eve. Called at Mrs. Sweets later.
Great term because Gertrude Dodge is failing in her exams.
Girls studied tonight.
All but Alice Haugan, Gertrude Dodge & June & Marion went to basket ball at Sweets.
I took June down town.
Read "Americana" most all day.
Dr. Moxom II Cor. 5:9. Xn Endeavor.
Lena thought the girls behaved badly in Church.
Miss Porter found Marie Seaman & Edythe talking to Gertrude for Minister.
Music. Slavery of Sin - Rom. VII 14-25. II Peter 2:19.
I have written letters all day. Called on Mrs. Sweet but she was sick with Grippe.
Gertrude Dodge & Miss Porter have kind of grippe.
Millie & Louise took girls to Gadski & Damnsch recital. Mrs. Packard went & June, Marion, & Gertrude Dodge stayed home.
Letter from Aunt Susan.
Ida Eastman seems sick.
I took my treatment. Called on [father] St. John.
Went down town and then went for dinner to Cousin Ella Griffiths at Mrs. Philbricks. Met Mr. Sheffield. James & Harold were there. Harold saw me to the car.
Miss Porter is ill.
Good prayer-meeting. Called on the Hastings.
Miss Porter almost has pneumonia.
Miss Porter has a nurse.
Louise Bartlett & Marion Maltice coming down with kind of grippe.
Several day pupils absent.
Ruth & June [Neuten] gave a swap party.
Miss Carroll is Miss P's nurse.
March, SATURDAY 25. 1905.
No gyms. Miss Porter better. Louise sick with both her troubles. I spent a great deal of time telephoning about postponed Outlook. Alice Haugan & Gertrude Dodge passed their Chemistry.
P.M. Raining. I took treatment & went to see Miss Leonard in her new home 23 Kenwood Park. Mrs. McDermott there.
A.M. Dr. Moxom. Pillar & Ground of Truth II Tim. 2:19. I Tim. 3:15.
Before Church I went up to see Annie Green & Catharine [Blunt].
Louise Bartlett hurts my feelings my saying I tell things, Is she getting "bossy"?
At Mission Joe St. John appeared. I talked on cutting loose from bad company.
Millie had head ache so I walked.
I had to go to Boston Symphony because Louise did not feel like it it. Millie went too. They played Schubert's 7th Symphony.
Mrs. Richardson is failing.
Miss Porter is beginning to have some classes.
Went to take "Kitty Morse" poetry to Mrs. Schenck. She was out & I visited with Miss Billings (Somerville) & Mr. Schenck till she came. They kept me to tea [berries] told about Dr. Moxom not buying books there.
Photo & long letter from Malcolm Hughes.
Miss Carroll left. Mrs. Richardson is better.
Mr. Baldwin was at meeting, spoke well. Mr. [Bugbee] walked home with me.
Fred Reeves writes Minnie that doctor thinks his wife must be life long invalid.
The girls went to park with Louise.
Evening played card.
Telegram that Alice Haugan is to go to Chicago meet [Helgar] & go to Hot Springs.