"Clear and Cold" Stayed home in the forenoon. went to the Chapel in the afternoon. Carl(?) & wife was here all day.I went over to Ida's in the Evening.
Mon., Feb. 2, 1874
"Cloudy" and Ground hog's day the sun did not shine all day. Washed in the forenoon went to town in the Afternoon. Ida was over in the Evening.
Tues., Feb 3. 1874
"Cloudy" Went to School. Ida did not go. Mollie was there & Jesse (Josie?) was there.I ------ going over to see Ida ------ this evening -------. I guess I will go.
Wed., Feb 4, 1874
"Cloudy" Went to School. Mollie was there. Ida ws over in the Evening and stayed all night.
Thurs., Feb 5, 1874
"Clear" Went to town in the Morning. Went to Rose POWERS' Funeral in the afternoon. Was over to Ida's in the Evening.
Note: I found only one Rose POWERS in the 1870 Census...the young wife of Emory POWERS-they had just married in Jan. She was 18 and he was 23, living in Springfield. Found a marriage record for Emory POWERS and a Rosa GRAM for Jan 5, 1870 - I think this must be them. No relation to Belle that I can find>
Fri., Feb 6, 1874
"Cloudy & snowing"----------- stayed ------------- in the freeze (?). Went over to Ida's and ----- in the afternoon. Spent the evening ---------sewing.
Sat., Feb 7, 1874
"Cl----" Stayed home in the morning. Went to town in the afternoon. Stayed home in the Evening.
Sun., Feb 8, 1874
"Clear and Pleasant" Stayed home in the morning. Mother (?) and Sisters were all home. I went to the Chapel----------Ida's in the Evening.
Mon, Feb 9, 1874
"Cloudy" ---- in the ------. went to School. M----- and I were both ---------. Stayed home in the Evening & sewed? -------.(Martha B----D)
Tues, Feb. 10, 1874
"Clear & Pleasant" Went to School. Mollie was not there. Joe was. Got a letter from Emma MEENACH. Ida is over here this Evening.
Wed. Feb. 11, 1874
"Clear & Pleasant" Went to School. Josie was there. Mollie was not. Very Muddy in the Evening did not go to the lecture. Ida was over & stayed all night. Got a letter from (M.C.S.) & from Groff (Graff?)
Thurs, Feb. 12, 1874
"Cloudy" Went to School and all alone until Noon & then Joe came. Ida was over in the Evening and we poped corn.
Fri., Feb. 13, 1874
"Cloudy & Rainy" Went to School. Mollie & Josie were both there. Stayed home and made me an apron this Evening.
Sat. Feb. 14, 1874
"Clear & Pleasant" Stayed home in the forenoon. Went to town in the Afternoon.Seen and heard the Temperence Women. Stayed home in the Evening.
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Wed., Feb. 18, 1874
"Cloudy" Went to School and came home around ---d & called on Lillie LEWELLYAR (LEWELLYAN?). Ida is over to stay all night - wrote a letter to M.S. & one to Graff today.
Thurs., Feb 19, 1874" Cloudy"Did not go to School. Rachie GARLINGER was out in the Afternoon. Spelling School to Night. Ida has the toothache. Blanche stayed all Night. <Note: There was a Rachel GARLINGER on the 1870 Census in Springfield, then age 15, living with her parents, James and Eliza....probably a friend>
Fri., Feb 20, 1874
"Cloudy" Stayed home all day. Stitched Ida's Dress in the afternoon. rained in the Evening. Wrote a letter to ???? ?????. Blanche stayed all night.
Sat., Feb. 21, 1874
"Cloudy"and rained all Day. Was over to Uncle Clay's for ------ It rained so hard I did not go to town in the Afternoon. Blanche is going to stay all night
Sun., Feb. 22, 1874
"Cloudy"Went to -------- for Dinner. Was ------ in the Afternoon. -----and rained hard in the Evening.
Mon., Feb 23, 1874
"Clear"Washed in the forenoon. Went Calling in the Afternoon. I was over to E----'s in the Evening.
Tues., Feb 24, 1874
"Clear and Pleasant"----- in the forenoon. Mr. and Mrs. Luke BYRD ------- for Dinner. I went calling in the Afternoon. Went over to Ida's in the Evening.
Wed., Feb 25, 1874"-----------"Stayed home in the Morning. Went over to Ell's & down town in the Afternoon. was home in the Evening. M. S. came home from Maryland (Marion?) & came out this Evening and surprised me.
Thurs, Feb. 26, 1874
"Clear" Home in the forenoon. Went over and carried some things over to Ell's for the party. Groff & Ida carried (me home?). Ida RICE, Ida STALEY was here this Evening. did not ----------
Fri., Feb. 27, 1874
"Clear" Went over to Ella's and helped prepare for the Party. Milo, Graff & Will SHERMAN (SHERWOOD?) called this morning. I was Eighteen Years old today. Had a Birthday Party to Night - There were 44 there. Had a very nice time and stayed all night at Ell's.Oyster supper.
Sat., Feb 28, 1874
"Clear" Stayed over and helped Ella clean up the house. Ida R., Ida S. & myself went to town this Afternoon. M. S. walked out home(?) and ---- with me. We went in to Ella's. Ida came. Then we went home.