Ther. Thurs. Jan. 1 1885 Wea. Charley did not go to the store, having two days holiday. Mrs Sullie Ellicott here for advice & medicine for her daughter Mary. The weather is colder & is still growing colderAfternoon Ernest came Charley went to Riverside & spent most of the day. After supper we had some music. Ernest concluded to stay all night. The young folks played "tew pins" & whist until late. (after mid night)
Sleet hail & rain Ther. Sun. Jan. 4, 1885 Wea. Extremely disagreeable Rain, hail, sleet [?] I drove over to see old Mr [?], Also to "Home wood" & presenetied for cousin Mary Chandlee Mrs. [?] Ellicott called. [?] rode over to Riverside on horseback.
30 Rain Hail & Sleet S.M Ther. Mon. Jan. 5, 1885 Wea. "Old Harry Green have to see me about Alfred Hood. I drove over to see old Mr [?], called at Ashton Towards evening Dora had a "chill" followed by a high fever, headache & went to bed before tea time we made a fire in her "Franklin" stove, & I fixed a bell in our room with a cord that reaches to her bed, so that she can call us in the night if she needs anything.