1906 Diary of Caroline M. Young
Daughter of Elizabeth "Lizzie" A. Young

This diary is that of Caroline M. Young the daughter of Elizabeth Young
who died on December 26, 1905. Although, this diary on the inside cover it
reads to Lizzie Young from Rintha Bryant, Lizzie did not live long
enough to use the diary. Her daughter Caroline at age 13 wrote the
following information in Lizzie's diary during1906. To the  left is a pictureof Carolline as an infant, and had been given to Aunt May from Caroline. This diary and photograph are now the property of the Belmont Historical Society. As is, Lizzie's 1905 diary, donated by James M. Greene of Greenfield, M.A.

Thursday, March 1, 1906
Pleasant. 2 degrees below zero but very windy. I did up the dishes etc. ironed, helped about the work. Did not go anywhere but down to Fannie's. She came in, in the morning. Bare ground and the people going in wagons.

Friday, March 2, 1906 (8 degrees above)
Pleasant in the morning and cloudy in the afternoon. Asa went to Laconia, I was going to Tilton with Mr. Judkin's, but he did not come along. I worked on a center for a rug. Went down to Fannie's twice. Amy Sayward came in with a clock that had been cleaned.

Saturday, March 3, 1906
Cloudy and a sugar snow storm. 20 above zero. Later partly hale. I helped do up the work. Made two pies one lemon and one apple. Everett Sayward came in, in the morning. I worked on my rug braided, two rows from the center. Did not go out anywhere. I mopped up the kitchen floor.

Sunday, March 4, 1906
Pleasant. I did not go to church cause of the bad traveling. Asa and Fannie came in, I got six eggs, went down to Fannie's to hear the phonograph in the evening. Wrote a letter to Aunt Sophromia. Mr. J. did not come down to dinner.

Monday, March 5, 1906 (32 degrees)
Pleasant. I went up to the mailbox in the morning, came back and helped Aunt Mary with the washing. Asa had a new stove, I went down to see it set up. Worked on my rug in the afternoon.

Tuesday, March 6, 1906 (8 above)
Pleasant and very warm. I did up the work, and Carrie came down with her sled and I went up with her to Mr. Judkin's and slid and skated. Made biscuits, two apple pies, and a custard pie. He brought me home in the wagon.

Wednesday, March 7, 1906 
Cloudy. I went over to the mailbox about 10 o'clock. Mr. J., Carrie, and I started for Tilton. Got home about 4:30 o'clock. I did up the nights chores.

Thursday, March 8, 1906
Cloudy in the morning, pleasant in the afternoon. I did up the work and worked some on my rug. Mrs. Foster came down twice, I went up there, and stayed for supper. Saw Saddie and Amy.

Friday, March 9, 1906
Cloudy in the forenoon, very windy and snowy. I did up the work and worked on my rug. In the afternoon and evening I went down to Fannie's and she came up and sewed on her new waist, I washed some.
Saturday, March 10, 1906
Pleasant but windy and warm. I did up the work and about 10 o'clock went up to Mr. Judkin's and got dinner and supper etc. Made three pies and a vanilla custard pudding. Skimmed his milk etc. Fannie came up in afternoon, got home about 7 o'clock.

Sunday, March 11, 1906
Pleasant. I did up the work and made biscuits and lemon pudding for dinner. Mr. Judkin's was down for dinner, wrote two letters.

Monday, March 12, 1906
Cloudy in morning, but pleasant in afternoon. I washed out nearly all of the clothes. Amy Foster came down in the afternoon, and I went up there and stayed for supper. I worked on some white cloth. I then came back, Amy came down with me to stay all night.

Tuesday, March 13, 1906
Cloudy in the morning. Town meeting day. I went up to the mailbox, went part way with Amy, I worked on my rug, and Aunt Mary worked on my draws. Mr. Judkin's came down in the evening. I did up the usual night chores.

Wednesday, March 14, 1906
Pleasant and warm. I went up to Mr. Judkin's about 10 o'clock, stopped at Foster's. I worked (boiled dinner). Mr. Judkin's came down with me, I brought home my new hat. Amy has trimmed and received a bundle (new suit) and shirtwaists from Maude.

Thursday, March 15, 1906
Stormy. It snowed about 6 in. I went down to Fannie's. Also did the usual work.

Friday, March 16, 1906
Pleasant. Has cleared off fine. I did up the morning work. Aunt Mary went with Helen and Georgia to East Tilton to Mrs. Whitcher's funeral. I made a gingerbread and biscuit. Fannie came in.

Saturday, March 17, 1906
Cloudy in the forenoon, but cleared off very pleasant. I went up to Mr. Judkin's and did the usual cooking. Mr. Judkin's came down with me.

Sunday, March 18, 1906
Stormy and cold. Georgia came and told us what Mr. Tilton was going to preach to the Kings Daughters, as he was soon to resign. But it was too cold to go anywhere. Mr. Judkin's came down to dinner.

Monday, March 19, 1906
Above zero. Pleasant in morning. I went up to the mailbox, did the washing, hung part of the clothes down on Fannie's line, embroidered my black waist with white silk. One foot of snow fell on a level where it drifted it is very deep.

Tuesday, March 20, 1906
Cloudy and snowy. I helped Asa get the pump out of the well. Haven't gotten any water out of it for two days. Went down to Belmont with Asa, ironed in afternoon, and did the usual night chores. Are getting the water from Asa's pump, very windy and stormy at night.

Wednesday, March 21, 1906
Pleasant but very bad traveling, snow very deep. The crows are quite tame this winter. I made a one egg cake and frosted it. I went down to Fannie's and copied some recipes for her. Fannie has two boarders that are at work on the ice.

Thursday, March 22, 1906
Cloudy in the morning, snowed a little, but finally cleared off. Wind is blowing furiously, and the snow is flying everywhere. Not many teams passing.

Friday, March 23, 1906
Pleasant but still the wind blows a great deal. I went to Fannie's and she and Aunt Mary both were looking for a chance to sled to Belmont but there wasn't any.

Saturday, March 24, 1906
Pleasant and cloudy part of the time. I did the usual work. Mr. Plummer went to Belmont and got a bit of mail papers etc. I made a cream pie and an apple pie. Aunt Mary washed part of the floor.

Sunday, March 25, 1906
Pleasant. I washed the kitchen floor, did up the usual work, while Aunt Mary swept cleaned up etc. Had dinner at 2 o'clock. Mr. and Mrs. Charles Heath called, and Mr. Judkin's came down and got his dinner. I went up to Addie's a few minutes.

Monday, March 26, 1906
Pleasant in the morning, cloudy most of the rest of the day. I went to the mailbox and stopped into Mrs. Adam's. I washed and hung part of the clothes down at Fannie's. I washed the floor and made ginger snaps, graham bread etc. Worked on my rug in the evening.

Tuesday, March 27, 1906
Cloudy most of the day, rainy part and sunshine the rest. Thermometer 56 degrees above in the sun about 8 o'clock. It is thawing and very slushy. I went up to Addie's and to Mrs. Foster's. Fannie went to village and got mail etc.

Wednesday, March 28, 1906
Pleasant. I helped Aunt Mary. I went up to Mr. Judkin's and did some cooking.

Thursday, March 29, 1906
Cloudy part of the day, pleasant in afternoon.

Friday, March 30, 1906
Rainy. I helped Aunt Mary do the work. I went down to the Grove to see the ice cutting machinery. Got ready to start tomorrow, packed my box and bag.

Saturday, March 31, 1906
Pleasant. I got ready and went up to Mr. Judkin's and he carried me up to Laconia. There we saw Maggie and Bert Downing, and they took me home for a short visit. About a mile from the city of Laconia itself.

Sunday, April 1, 1906
Pleasant but windy. Did not go to church on account of the wind. I read to Grandma Downing and played on the organ.

Monday, April 2, 1906
Pleasant. I wiped the dishes and helped about the work. In the afternoon, Grammie Maggie and I went up to the County Farm, looked it over, and had a lovely ride.

Tuesday, April 3, 1906
Pleasant. I helped do the work. Grandma Downing, Maggie and I rode up to White Oakes nearly up to the Weirs, the roads are very muddy in places. Saw Mrs. Perkin's, Doris, and Mr. Ben Perkin's.

Wednesday, April 4, 1906
Cloudy. I helped some about the work. Maggie sewed on Doris Perkin's coat. I went over to Tilly's with the milk with Johnnie. I watched them put up the milk.

Thursday, April 5, 1906
Pleasant. I went out to Laconia with Johnnie with the milk cart to get some grain. Went over to Tilly's with the milk with Johnnie.

Friday, April 6, 1906
Pleasant. I helped with the work. Maggie and I went out to Laconia to get some tissue paper to trim our boxes for the party, and something at the bakers to fill them with. We trimmed them during the afternoon, and in the evening we went to a box party at the Grange Hall above Lakeport. Had program, promenading, and then we had box supper. Mine went for .50 ct.

Saturday, April 7, 1906
Pleasant. I wiped the dishes because I had to pack my things. I watched for Mr. Judkin's to come back, he didn't until about 2 o'clock, we started for home about 4 o'clock, we stopped at the ranch for supper, before coming down to Aunt Mary's. Got home about 9:30 o'clock.

Sunday, April 8, 1906
Pleasant. I helped Aunt Mary with the work. Went up to Carrie's in the afternoon and stayed until 20 minutes of two. Mr. Judkin's came down to dinner, and Bert Sayward came in, in the evening.

Monday, April 9, 1906
Pleasant in the forenoon. Cloudy and cold in the afternoon. My school began with 13 scholars, and Ms. Bamford teacher. I studied reading, spelling, history, algebra, physical, geography, arithmetic and writing. Mr. Chase begins to saw up our wood with a gasoline engine. Snow storm in the evening.

Tuesday, April 10, 1906
Very snowy and blustering in the forenoon. Asa took the horse sled and took me up to the school house, but there wasn't a sign of anybody. So we came back again. I finished my first rug ever made, and did one row on another. Pleasant night.

Wednesday, April 11, 1906
Pleasant. I went to school, went over Addie's when I came home. I did up the usual chores.

Thursday, April 12, 1906
Pleasant. I went up to Mr. Plummer's in the morning and got some butter. I went to school. Mr. Judkin's was here to dinner. Studied my first french lesson got along very well.

Friday, April 13, 1906
Cloudy and pleasant part of the day. I went to school. Carrie came down in the evening and she and I worked on our arithmetic. I went part way with her home, she went home rather a dark night.

Saturday, April 14, 1906
I swept and washed the dishes and changed the papers in the pantry. Went up to Mr. Judkin's and skimmed the milk, and made donuts and three apple pies and two custard pies. Asa and Fannie went to Tilton. Carrie went to Laconia on the 4 o'clock. I stormed in when I went up by.

Sunday, April 15, 1906
A rainy Easter Sunday, rained nearly all day. Fred Gardner came with the paper as usual, we got a Sunday Herald for Easter. Mr. Judkin's came down to dinner. I was going to the Easter Concert at East Tilton, but it wasn't to be until next Sunday evening.

Monday, April 16, 1906
Pleasant. I went to school. Helped with the chores. Glady's and Zilla Tilton began going with the rest of us.

Tuesday, April 17, 1906
Pleasant. I went to school.

Wednesday, April 18, 1906
Pleasant and nice. Aunt Mary went to Concord on the 9 o'clock train. Asa a delegate to a convention. I did part of the work in the morning, and came home at 11 o'clock to get the dinner and finish up the work. I was alone most of the afternoon. Uncle Fred gone to the neighbors, Asa and Fannie to Chase's, Carrie came down to stay with me.

Thursday, April 19, 1906
Cloudy most of the day. I got breakfast, and did up the work. Asa built both fires. Asa is a work on the wood pile, got a nice large one in the shed.

Friday, April 20, 1906
I went to school. Asa is still piling the wood pile in the shed.

Saturday, April 21, 1906
Pleasant. I helped Aunt Mary do up the work. So I didn't get up to Mr. Judkin's until after dinner. I made two custard pies, and two apple pies and a cake. Got home about 8:30 o'clock.

Sunday, April 22, 1906
Pleasant. I did not go to church. I and four other friends walked over to East Tilton, to the Easter Concert program, was very interesting, the grown people entertained the children. Got home about 9 o'clock.

Monday, April 23, 1906
Cloudy. I went to school. Went home to my dinner. Helped do the chores.

Tuesday, April 24, 1906
Cloudy and very windy. I went to school. Aunt Mary was planning to go to Tilton but it was too windy. The wind went down at night.

Wednesday, April 25, 1906
Pleasant but some windy. Aunt Mary went down to Tilton on the 9 o'clock and came back on the noon train. I got excused at 11 o'clock to get dinner but went in the afternoon.

Thursday, April 26, 1906
Pleasant. I went to school. Did up the usual work. Went up to Carrie's in the evening.

Friday, April 27, 1906
Pleasant. I went to school, and got all ready and excused at 11 o'clock. Carrie and I walked over to East Tilton and took the noon train for Laconia. Maggie and Grandma Downing met me part way out to Laconia. Bert, Margaret, and I went to the play Josiah's Courtship in the evening up to the Grange Hall. About 125 there earned over 37 dollars.

Saturday, April 28, 1906
Pleasant. I went out on the milk team with Bert. Got home about 10:30 o'clock. I helped grandma with the dishes.

Sunday, April 29, 1906
Pleasant. I helped a little with the work. Bert, Margaret and I went to church at the Methodist church on Union Ave.

Monday, April 30, 1906
Rainy and cloudy nearly all day. I concluded not to come home as it was so wet. Margaret and I went out to Laconia in the afternoon. I went to Tilly's with the milk in the evening.

Tuesday, May 1, 1906
Pleasant. I come home on the 9 o'clock train. After I got home I changed my dress and went up to the school about help past four. I went up to Mr. Judkin's and worked, skimmed the milk for him. Got home about 8:30 o'clock.

Wednesday, May 2, 1906
Cloudy and rainy. Went to school, come home at noon and got dinner. Aunt Mary went down to Tilton on the 1 o'clock train, and came back on the 4 o'clock train.

Thursday, May 3, 1906
Pleasant. I went to school. I expected the children to go up to Carrie's to rehearse, but they didn't. So I went up and stayed until about 6 o'clock, then came back home.

Friday, May 4, 1906
Pleasant but some cloudy at night. I went to school. After school I went up with the four Haire children. I and Carrie rehearsed Neigh the Pines of Vermont. Aunt Mary went to Belmont with Mrs. Plummer.

Saturday, May 5, 1906
Pleasant part of the day, and a little shower. I went up to Mr. Judkin's and Eva Foster and Carrie came up. I made pies and gingerbread. Mr. Judkin's came part way with me.

Sunday, May 6, 1906
Pleasant part of the day. I got ready, and walked to East Tilton to church with Carrie and the Haires.  Started to Sunday School, and got home about 2 o'clock. Carrie came down in the afternoon.

Monday, May 7, 1906
Rainy in the morning, cleared off pleasant in the forenoon. I went to school.

Tuesday, May 8, 1906
Pleasant. I went to school. Hazel and Jenny, Milton Haire and I went up to Carrie's to rehearse "Neigh the Pines of Vermont" for memorial day. Got home about 6 o'clock. John Sargent of Belmont called in the afternoon.

Wednesday, May 9, 1906
Rainy a very dull day. I went to school. I went over to the mailbox in the morning. Rainy when I got home from school, I did up the usual chores, and studied on a piece to speak during the evening.

Thursday, May 10, 1906
Cloudy. I went to school. Hail storm about noon and rainy. Milton and Hazel and Jenny and I went up to rehearse our piece. I went up to Mr. Judkin's.

Friday, May 11, 1906
Pleasant part of the day. There was no school as there was a teachers institute. I washed and did up my white shirt waists. Sadie and Eva came down in the afternoon.

Saturday, May 12, 1906
Pleasant. I went over to the mailbox in the forenoon. I went down to Tilton with Mr. Judkin's in the afternoon. Heard of Sam Welch's death. Registered a letter for the Mother's Remedy Company.

Sunday, May 13, 1906
Cloudy and rainy. It looked so rainy that I did not try to go to church. At about 9 o'clock I went up to Carrie's and came home about twelve o'clock.

Monday, May 14, 1906
Pleasant. I went to school and went over to Henry Greenough's with Asa. Went through Belmont and got the mail. Went up to Mrs. Plummer's and got some butter in evening.

Tuesday, May 15, 1906
Pleasant. I went to school. Went up to rehearse at Carrie's. Then went up to Mr. Judkin's and cooked pies etc. Got supper and washed dishes. Carrie came up and went part way home with me.

Wednesday, May 16, 1906 (86 degrees)
Pleasant but very hot and (muggy). The hottest day we have had. Carrie and I were going over to East Tilton, but it thundered so and began to rain. We didn't go. The first thunder storm of the season pored right down.

Thursday, May 17, 1906
Pleasant. I went to school. Went to practice for the piece.

Friday, May 18, 1906
Pleasant very hot 90 degrees in shade. I went to school, we had compositions to read at school in place of history.

Saturday, May 19, 1906
Pleasant. I went up to Mr. Judkin's and made two pies and a gingerbread. Eva and Carrie went up and visited with me.

Sunday, May 20, 1906
Pleasant. Carrie, Agnus Chase, and I went to church in the forenoon and to prayer meeting in the evening.

Monday, May 21, 1906
Showery. I went to school.

Tuesday, May 22, 1906
Pleasant. I went to school.

Wednesday, May 23, 1906
Pleasant. I went to school. Aunt May went down to Tilton on the one o'clock. and Carrie and I went down to the twenty minutes past four train and met her.

Thursday, May 24, 1906
Cloudy. I went to school. We were going to practice but it looked so showery that we didn't. Everett Sayward came down to the house and played the game the Messenger Boy with me.

Friday, May 25, 1906
Rainy. I went to school, and came home to my dinner.

Saturday, May 26, 1906
Pleasant. I helped Aunt May with the work in the afternoon. Went up to Mr. Judkin's and did the usual cooking.

Sunday, May 27, 1906
Rainy only one team beside the regular paper carrier. Fred Gardner I read wrote to Maude and went down to Fannie's and stayed two or three hours.

Monday, May 28, 1906
Rainy all day. We rehearsed for the program tomorrow. I went to school.

Tuesday, May 29, 1906
I went to school. Memorial exercises were held in the school. Thirteen people present. I read an essay on Abraham Lincoln and spoke. Barbara Frietchie and six of us sang the song "Neigh the Pines of Vermont." Other songs were "Tramp, Tramp," "Columbia the Gem of the Ocean," "America".

Wednesday, May 30, 1906
Pleasant and very warm. Mr. Judkin's came down in the morning and said he would go to Tilton. Aunt May and I rode with him to the Memorial Exercises. Aunt May and I rode with the Women's Relief ladies on the barge. Services were in the cemetery.

Thursday, May 31, 1906
Pleasant. I went to school. Aunt May and Eleanor Currier and I went down to decorate the graves. The bowling alley down to Gardner's Grove burnt about 2:30 this afternoon.

Friday, June 1, 1906
Pleasant and hot. I went to school. I did up the usual chores, and cleaned up some up stairs and put away papers etc.

Saturday, June 2, 1906
Pleasant in the morning. Carrie and I went up to Mr. Judkin's and planted in the morning. And I made two custard pies and a ginger bread. "Colonel" Smith was up to dinner, and supper. In the afternoon there were several showers.

Sunday, June 3, 1906
Pleasant. Carrie and I went to church. In the afternoon, Carrie and Everett came down. The Haire children came up to Mr. Foster's, and Carrie and I went home with him staying until about six o'clock.

Monday, June 4, 1906
Pleasant. I went to school. After I got home, I went up to Mr. Judkin's and skimmed his milk. As he came home from Tilton, he called and asked if I couldn't go up.

Tuesday, June 5, 1906
Pleasant. I went to school. I helped Carrie out apples out of the cellar after I got home. Went down to hear the phonograph in the evening. Mr. Foster, Mabel Fogg, and Eva and Carrie were there.

Wednesday, June 6, 1906
Cloudy part of the day and very rainy. About one o'clock just in time for the children coming to school I did the usual chores. Quite a shower about 7 o'clock.

Thursday, June 7, 1906
Rainy. I went to school. Helped with the usual chores at night.

Friday, June 8, 1906
Cloudy in the morning, but clear enough so that I could go up to Mr. Judkin's at night after school. I made him custard pies and ginger bread. Carrie came up and went home with me.

Saturday, June 9, 1906
Pleasant. I washed and swept and did the dishes etc. About 2:30 Carrie and I started down to the Grove to see a friend of ours we went down but did not see her out anywhere. And it looked so showery we started to come home by Carrie's where we stopped, and Carrie and I played on the piano.

Sunday, June 10, 1906
Pleasant. Carrie and I and the four Haire children went to church and Sunday School. Very rainy in the afternoon.

Monday, June 11, 1906
Pleasant. I went to school. After school Carrie came down while I did my chores. Then I went up to Mr. Judkin's and baked him two custard pies, and I went out to get a cup of strawberries the first of the season. We had warm biscuit and strawberries and cream for supper.

Tuesday, June 12, 1906
Pleasant but quite a wind. There was quite a hard frost on the low lands. Corn and grain were killed on the plains. Quite a wind today, but it is still tonight.

Wednesday, June 13, 1906
Pleasant. I went to school. Went up to Mr. Judkin's in the afternoon after school.

Thursday, June 14, 1906
Pleasant. Mr. Judkin's went to Tilton. I went to school. Aunt May went to Andrew Young's funeral. After school, I went up on the other road to meet her. We called into Mrs. Haires.

Friday, June 15, 1906
Pleasant. Mrs. Bamford wanted to go to the graduation exercises so there was no school. I did up the work in the evening. Fannie and I went down to Belmont to the prize speaking. Gertrude Marden got first prize.

Saturday, June 16, 1906
Pleasant in the forenoon, rather cloudy in the afternoon. Carrie and I went over to the children's entertainment early on account of rehearsing. Had a fine time, there were phonograph selections, a violin solo, speaking, and singing etc.

Sunday, June 17, 1906
A very rainy day. Children's Sunday a very steady down poor almost all day. Did not go anywhere all day. We got the Sunday paper not but one team passed.

Monday, June 18, 1906
I went to school. Pleasant. I went to school, and went up to the mailbox at night. I went up to Mr. Judkin's and cooked.

Tuesday, June 19, 1906
Pleasant. I went to school. Went over to the mailbox, went up to Mr. Judkin's after school, got about a quart and a half of strawberries.

Wednesday, June 20, 1906
Pleasant. The graduation day at Tilton. Carrie and I and Gertrude and Helen Turner went down on the nine o'clock and came back on the four o'clock. We took our lunch and ate it on the island. We went up to Mr. Tilton's house, and up to Tilton Arch.

Thursday, June 21, 1906
Pleasant. I went to school. I did not go up to Mr. Judkin's.

Friday, June 22, 1906
Pleasant. I went to school. Went up to Mr. Judkin's and made a custard pie, a cake, and some biscuits.

Saturday, June 23, 1906
Quite pleasant awhile in the morning, cloudy most of the forenoon, and rain in the afternoon. I washed in the forenoon, and starched and ironed my white waists and under skirts ready to wear if pleasant tomorrow. Swept the pantry. A thunder storm at night about eight o'clock.

Sunday, June 24, 1906
Pleasant. I went to church with the Haire children and expected to take part in the children's exercises, but they couldn't get the children together. A heavy rain storm at night about 8 o'clock, thunder and lightening but it was far away.

Monday, June 25, 1906
Pleasant. I went up to Mr. Judkin's and cooked the usual things.

Tuesday, June 26, 1906
Nothing recorded this date other than date.

Wednesday, June 27, 1906
Pleasant. I went to school. After school Carrie and I and the Haire children walked over to East Tilton to rehearse for the children's exercises.

Thursday, June 28, 1906
Pleasant. I went to school. After school I came home and did part of the chores. Then went up to Mr. Judkin's and cooked and fixed strawberries and skimmed his milk.

Friday, June 29, 1906
Pleasant. I went to school. Visiting day in our school. Aunt May was the only visitor. We had only school work.

Saturday, June 30, 1906
Rainy for the last day of school. No visitors in, nine scholars in the forenoon, six in the afternoon.

Sunday, July 1, 1906
Pleasant. Carrie and I and the Haire children walked over to East Tilton, and helped about the children's exercises. Aunt May walked over.

Monday, July 2, 1906
Pleasant. I went up and got dinner for the "Colonel". Aunt May and Uncle Fred came up to dinner.

Tuesday, July 3, 1906
Pleasant. I washed and iron in the forenoon and part of the afternoon. About 3 o'clock I went up to Mr. Judkin's and picked a peck of peas. Came down to Carrie's to supper and she fired some fire crackers.

Wednesday, July 4, 1906
Rainy in the morning. I finished ironing in the morning. In the afternoon, Carrie and I and the Haire children went down to the Grove. In the evening Aunt May and I went up on the hill to see the fireworks. Grover Foster and Saddie Philbrick had the fireworks. Twelve sky rockets and two pin wheels. Two balloons and a quantity of fire crackers and canon crackers.

Thursday, July 5, 1906
Pleasant. I got my clothes packed and already to go down to Hanna Maxfield's to work.

Monday, October 1, 1906
Pleasant. I went to school. Ms. Olive Walker as teacher. Leonie Bennett goes to our school from the Grove.

Tuesday, October 2, 1906
Pleasant. I went to school, after school, Amy Foster and I went down in Mr. Elkin's after chestnuts. But there hadn't been enough frost so the burs were very green.

Wednesday, Oct 3, 1906
Pleasant. I went to school. Home at 11:30 o'clock to get dinner. Aunt May went down on the 1 o'clock and came back on the 4 o'clock train. After I got home from school I washed dishes etc.

Thursday, October 4, 1906
Pleasant. I went to school. After school Amy Foster, Carrie Foster and I went down to Mr. Elkin's in search of chestnuts, and got back about 6:30. Sorted over papers in evening.

Friday, October 5, 1906
Pleasant very foggy in the morning. I did my morning work, went to school. After school Carrie came down. Mrs. Shepherd and Mrs. Durgin called. I swept three rooms, worked on Sunday School lesson, and arithmetic in evening.

Saturday, October 6, 1906
Very foggy in the morning. I walked over to East Tilton with a little silver cup for Mable Rollin's. I got back about 9 o'clock, went to washing but it did not come off pleasant. Uncle Fred went to caucus with Mr. Plummer in the afternoon.

Sunday, October 7, 1906
Pleasant but cold and windy. I went up to the Haires, went to church from there. After dinner we all set down in the parlor and rested. Georgia Hill came in, in the evening.

Monday, October 8, 1906
Pleasant. I went to school. After school Carrie came home with me. Eva was here, Carrie and I went down in the field to gather red handsome leaves for decorations for tomorrow. I did ironing in the evening.

Tuesday, October 9, 1906
(My Birthday) Very cloudy in the morning. I went to school. At 4 o'clock, all the girls including the teacher Ms. Walker came down to the house and played games, and then was served to a lunch of orange cake, birthday cake. White frosted cake and chocolate frosted Washington pie and cookies. Pressed ham sandwiches, and hot maple syrup, and coco. In evening, we played games and they went home after a good hard thunder shower.

Wednesday, October 10, 1906
Cloudy in forenoon. Pleasant in afternoon. Glady's Tilton came to the party and stayed all night. she and I looked at pictures until school time. She came down with me at noon. Eva came down after nine, got home from school. Got letter from Mable Rollin's giving samples of her trousers etc. Got postal from Milton.

Thursday, October 11, 1906
Pleasant but very cold. I went to school and studied in the evening.

Friday, October 12, 1906
Pleasant. I went to school. Amy came into school for the last half hour. We have something different if good order has been kept. Ms. Walker read some of "Two Prisoners" to us, I read in the evening.

Saturday, October 13, 1906
Pleasant. I got up early and rode down to Belmont with Richard Currier to get my paper napkins for the box party in the forenoon. I washed lamps. In the afternoon, Aunt May and I picked up shingles, and I changed the papers in the pantry. I swept, dusted, ironed, starched, sewed etc.

Sunday, October 14, 1906
Pleasant. Carrie, Hazel, and I went to church. When I got home, Angie was there and Alice. Carrie came down in the afternoon, and she and I went up to see the Haires. Mr. and Mrs. Durgin called in the afternoon.

Monday, October 15, 1906
Pleasant and very warm. I went to school. Aunt May went down to Tilton on the one o'clock and came back on the four o'clock train. I came home and washed the noon dishes after school. I then dressed up and went up to Carrie's and we all had our boxes ready. Ms. Walker, Amy and I went to the box party. Had a good time promenading and playing tucker. Aunt May's birthday 62 years old, my box sold for 35 cents.

Tuesday, October 16, 1906
Pleasant. Jimmie came in in the morning and Fannie came in with a handkerchief for Aunt May's birthday.

Wednesday, October 17, 1906
Pleasant. Went to school. Helped Aunt May with the work.

Thursday, October 18, 1906
Went to school. Windy. Helped Aunt May.

Friday, October 19, 1906
Amy's birthday. School didn't keep, so I helped Aunt May in the forenoon, and in the afternoon, Carrie and I visited Union School. Mrs. Piper, teacher. Stopped into May Gile's on our way home.

Saturday, October 20, 1906
Rain in the forenoon, pleasant in the afternoon. I washed and cooked in the forenoon, before going up to Mr. Judkin's in the afternoon. Made biscuits etc. Carrie went up with me.

Sunday, October 21, 1906
Carrie and I went to church. The Haire's didn't go.

Monday, October 22, 1906
Pleasant. I went to school.

Tuesday, October 23, 1906
Went to school. Helped Aunt May with the chores.

Wednesday, October 24, 1906
Pleasant. Cold in the morning, warmer in the evening. I went to school. Ms. Walker, Carrie, and I went to prayer meeting in East Tilton got home about 9:30 o'clock.

Thursday, October 25, 1906
Very rainy all the forenoon. I took my dinner to school but it came off very pleasant and nice for us all to come home.

Friday, October 26, 1906
Cloudy and dull. A real raw windy day. I went to school. Mr. Sayward had a bon fire in back of his barn so the neighborhood was smokey for awhile. Aunt May went up to Mrs. Foster's.

Saturday, October 27, 1906
Very foggy in the evening. Carrie and I went up to Laconia with Mr. Judkin's got rubbers etc. Got home about 4 o'clock. May came down with me.

Sunday, October 27, 1906 (Should be the 28th continues throughout off by one day)
Pleasant cold and windy. I washed the morning dishes. Carrie and I went to church. Everett came in the afternoon. Aunt May and Eleanor, and Mrs. Currier went to meeting.

Monday, October 28, 1906 
Cloudy and cold. I went to school. Helped Aunt May with the chores, went up to Carrie's in the evening.

Tuesday, October 29, 1906 
Pleasant and Cold. Went over to the mailbox in the morning, went to school.


Wednesday, October 30, 1906 (October 31st skipped out of sequence)
Cloudy and a little rainy in the morning but cleared off pleasant in the afternoon. I had a large jack O lantern made with a lamp instead of a candle. Eight of us went out with jack O lanterns to neighbors ending up with Mr. Foster's folks and popped corn to top off with.

Thursday, November 1, 1906
Pleasant. I went to school. Helped Aunt May do chores in evening.

Friday, November 2, 1906
Cloudy and windy. I went to school. We played games during the last half hour.

Thursday, November 29, 1906
Pleasant but cold. A little snow on the ground. I went down to Belmont with Freddie Currier in the morning and Grammie Betsy rode home with us afterwards. She went up to Mr. Foster's. Eva Foster and Mr. Dwight R. Page of Colorado were married Wednesday at Franklin by the Rev. Mr. George. Mr. Judkin's came down to dinner, after dinner, I went up to Mr. Foster's where the whole family were including Grover and his wife. Saddie, Maude, and her husband Mr. Lord and Able and her friend Mr. Cambell, and Mrs. Glidden, and Mrs. Perry Stone, Carrie Foster spent the night with me.

Friday, November 30, 1906
Cloudy and cold most of the day. I helped Aunt May with the work. Mr. Judkin's came down in the afternoon. I worked on my doilies, finished the edge of one.

Saturday, December 1, 1906
Cloudy most all day with rather a raw wind. I went up to Mr. Judkin's in the forenoon, and stayed the rest of the day. Cooked a boiled dinner and pies, biscuits, and applesauce. Carrie came up to come home with me.

Sunday, December 2, 1906
Pleasant and clear and cold, but very, very windy. The wind blowed nearly all night. I did not go to church it was so cold and windy. I made some fudge. Everett came down in the afternoon.

Monday, December 3, 1906
Pleasant but cold. It snowed in the night so this morning the ground was covered with snow. My school began with Ms. Olive Walker of Tilton after a weeks vacation. I helped with the chores.

Tuesday, December 4, 1906
Pleasant very, very cold. I went to school took my dinner. Did the usual chores and made ginger cookies in the evening.

Wednesday, December 5, 1906
Pleasant very warm. I went to school. Found a hens nest of seven frozen eggs in it after school.

Thursday, Friday, December 6, 1906 (discrepancy in dates)
Cloudy and rained some and hailed. Our stove at the school house smoked so we had to come home at noon, while they cleaned out the pipe in the afternoon. Carrie came down with me and studied.

Friday, December 9, 1906 (discrepancy in order of dates)
Pleasant but cold. Carrie's birthday. I went to school. Very windy at night, and windy in the night. Carrie came down after school to get some pork. I worked on the beginning of my Christmas presents cushions etc.

Saturday, December 8, 1906
Pleasant very cold and windy. 12 below at Jimmie's, 18 below at Plummer's. People passing in sleighs. I worked on my pin cushions for Christmas.

Sunday, no date recorded here
Cloudy but warmer and stormy. I did not go to church it was too stormy. I made fudge and read and wrote.

Monday, December 10, 1906
Cloudy and stormy quite cold. I went to school and took my dinner. Did my usual chores after school. In the evening I wrote and did examples in arithmetic.

Tuesday, December 11, 1906
Cloudy. I went to school and took my dinner. Did usual chores when I got home.

Wednesday, December 12, 1906
Pleasant. I went to school. Carrie came down and stayed all night to do examples. I made some fudge.

Thursday, December 13, 1906
Pleasant. I went to school. Came home to my dinner because it was so warm and good traveling. Worked on examples.

Friday, December 14, 1906
Pleasant and warm. I went to school. Came home to my dinner. Wrote in red, and washed a little after school and in the evening.

Saturday, December 15, 1906
Cloudy and stormy. In the stormy in the morning. I went up to Hill's to get the milk. In the morning as usual I was going to Laconia with Mr. Judkin's but he did not go as it was stormy. I washed, cooked biscuit, and minced pie, mended and wrote. Mr. Judkin's came down in the afternoon and shovel snow, brought in water etc. I went up to Mrs. Donovan's to get the paper but it hadn't come.

Sunday, December 16, 1906
Pleasant. I did not go to church because my rubber's leaked. I did work in the morning. Mr. Judkin's came down and brought the materials needed to make biscuit. Together with skimmed milk, I made applesauce. Carrie and her mother came down in the afternoon.

Monday, December 17, 1906
Cloudy. I went to school. After school Carrie and I went over to East Tilton to get some Christmas postcards to send off.

Tuesday, December 18, 1906
Pleasant. I went to school. Helped Aunt May with the chores. Mr. Judkin's came down with milk etc. He had been to Laconia Monday.

Wednesday, December 19, 1906
Pleasant very warm. I went to school. I received postal from Eva Foster Page. She and Mr. Page are in Haverill, Mass on their honeymoon.

Thursday, December 20, 1906
Cloudy. We all went to school, but Jack and Helen Sturdevant came up and said the teacher was sick so we all went home. I worked on pin cushions. Carrie and Glady's came down in the afternoon. We played hide and seek in the barn until dark.

Friday, December 21, 1906
Cloudy and warm and rainy. I went to school, Helen S. visited school, and I did the usual chores after school. Carrie came down in the evening to tell me Mr. Judkin's wasn't going to Laconia but that we could go up with Mr. Foster.

Saturday, December 22, 1906
Pleasant in the morning. I got ready and went to Mr. Foster's and stayed until they went to Laconia. Carrie and I went up with Mr. Foster. Carrie and I did our Christmas shopping. There was a real Santa Clause in Lougee's Store. It snowed quite hard when we came home. Got home about 11 o'clock.

Sunday, December 23, 1906
Stormy and blowy, snow storm nearly all day. Piling the snow so high that I could not go to church. I read and wrote letters, and got three pretty postcards ready to send to Gertrude. Emery, Annie Maxfield and Louis wrote to Maude and Rintha. Sent a Christmas card to Ida Gallagher.

Monday, December 24, 1906
Cloudy and rather blowy. I went to school, when I got back from school, Asa went over to East Tilton, and got the box from Uncle Will. Eda Gallagher had already sent some things, handkerchief, postcard, and apron. In Uncle Will's box there was a new dress with a red cap, a box of writing paper, handkerchief, ribbons, candy, and nuts.

Tuesday, December 25, 1906
Cloudy. I helped Aunt May in the morning with the cooking. We had a chicken pie for dinner, Mr. Judkin's came down. I got a few things from Maude, a collar, handkerchief, and postcard.

Wednesday, December 26, 1906
Pleasant but cold. Clear most of the day. I went to school, got postcard from Milton and Rintha. Made candy and wrote in the evening. Did examples. Mrs. Dwight R. Page "Eva" who have just returned from her wedding tour around Boston and facnlity was down here, and I went part way home with her.

Thursday, December 27, 1906
Pleasant. I went to school. Worked on my arithmetic in the evening.

Friday, December 28, 1906
Pleasant and warm. After school 15 of us went sliding on Adam's Hill had two traverses, 3 single sleds. I called into Mrs. Waitts on an errand for Mrs. Patter of Chelsea.

Saturday, December 29, 1906
Pleasant and warm. I went up to Mr. Judkin's in the forenoon, and cooked three pies, a large pan of biscuit, and applesauce. Baked potatoes and fried pork. In the afternoon, rode down with Mr. Judkin's he was going to Laconia. I rode over as far as George Johnston's with him to a memorial Kings Daughters Service to Mrs. Margaret Bottome who has recently passed away. Mr. Down's our new member was there. Mrs. Johnson and Effie took the team and brought me home. The evening in the moonlight were fine, and I enjoyed the ride very much. Worked on arithmetic in the evening.

Sunday, December 30, 1906
Pleasant and very warm. I helped Aunt May with the work. Did not go to church. Mr. Judkin's came down after dinner. I went up to Carrie's and got home about 8 o'clock.

Monday, December 31, 1906
Rainy about all day. 32 degrees above in the morning. The men are at work on the New England telephone. I did the usual chores at night. The end.

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