15 Clear. Ther. Sun. Jan. 2,d, 1898. N.W. Wind
Cold, cold, this morning; and the wind blowing strong from N.W. Edward came home after midnight last from the party at "Tangle wood." James Hill was here for advice & medicine for this father. Edward & I went to meeting. Edward Farquhar gave us a discourse upon "truth". Afternoon Edward drove over to Mrs Jamey's & from there to Fairfield where he may stay all night. I went over to Mrs Robinson's and spent an hour or two. The wind has gone down but it is cold. Thermometer 22 at sunset.
24 Clear. Ther. Mon. Jan. 3, 1898. N.W. Wind
Not quite as cold as yesterday but still cold enough. I was called to see Old Mrs Leizear. Afterward walked to Ashton & back, whilst there I prepared some powders for bro Charles & sent them by John Green who was there. Edward came home from "Fairfield" before lunch time and afternoon he went to Mrs Ellicott's & put in their "storm windows". J Newitt brought us another load of wood. The annual meeting of the insurance co. was held at the Lyceum today. Towards evening I went again to see Mrs Leizear. Kate Stabler called to see us. After supper Edward went to a meeting of the "singing class" at "Mt Airy".
22 degrees. Clear. S.E Ther. Tues. Jan. 4., 1898. Wind Beautiful winter weather I went to see Old Mrs Leizear again. Went to the mill and bought some corn & flour. Afternoon Alice Peirce and Fanny called. Henderson finished filling his ice house from the Stabler pond. Towards evening I went to the store for tobacco. Frank Leizear Sr came home today from Sligo where he was taken sick with "pneumonia" several weeks ago. Old John was here to see me After supper. Edward went with the boys from next door to spend the evening at Mrs Ellicott's.
28 degrees. Clear. S.E. & N.E. Ther. Wed. Jan. 5, 1898 Wind Still beautiful winter weather although the wind is N.E. and it is warmer. I went to see Frank Leizear Sr; (who came home yesterday) and also old Mrs Leizear again who is much better. Rev Mr P. M. Boyden called before lunch time. Afternoon Willie came to the mill and was here for some time. Edward & Bessie Robinson rode (on bicycles) to Olney and Brookeville for some beef. There was a sale of the old books belonging to the "Book Club" at "Sherwood School house this afternoon, not feeling very well I did not attend. After supper walked up to the store for a lamp chimney & some other articles. Hills Robinson came in & got his rifle after supper.