May 1897

1897 May

1 Sat
Cloudy and cold with a NE wind. Very stormy looking. Fred got home today from the Mill.

2 Sun
Cloudy and cold with a SE wind. Jim Mahan, Alvin Giberson, Sylvester and a number of others called in.

3 Mon
Cloudy with a SE wind. Rained heavy in the night and in the morning.

4 Tue
Cloudy and cold with a SE wind. Fred was to Blaine today. The weather is vey rainy looking.

5 Wed
Some clouds and cold with a NE wind. Fred was making cogs this forenoon. Him and Harden went piling but for Shaw.

6 Thu
Some clouds and cold with a NW wind. Very cold. Fred worked in the orchard.

7 Fri
Cloudy and cold with a NW wind. Fred was harrowing over the orchard today to tear the grass roots up.

8 Sat
Cloudy and cold with a NW wind. Harden and Fred was yarding up wood today to saw up.

9 Sun
Cloudy and cold with a NE wind. Fred and wife and family up to J.W. Fulton’s.

10 Mon
Cloudy and cold with a NE wind. Fred was at the blacksmith’s. It snowed some and rained some.

11 Tue
Some clouds with a NW wind but very warm. Fred was plowing today for the first.

12 Wed
Cloudy and cold with a SE wind. Commenced to rain at 4 o’clock. Fred over on West Ridge.

(Note: When Fred A. Blackden makes his trips to West Ridge, he is checking on his family. Parents, Napoleon Bonapart Blackden, age 74, and Lydia Whitney (Cookson) Blackden, age 62, are now living in Dexter, Maine, with their son Owen Blackden. Owen was an owner of the Exchange Hotel located in that town. Napoleon and Lydia was given a suite of rooms in this Hotel.)

13 Thu
Cloudy and cold with a SE wind. Fred went to West Ridge and got a load of oats today. It commenced to rain at 5 o’clock.

14 Fri
Cloudy and warm with a SE wind. Fred was hauling rocks most of the afternoon. John McPherson here.

15 Sat
Some clouds and cool with a SW wind. Harden and Fred went to Williamstown.

16 Sun
Some clouds and cool with a NW wind. Fred and Harden was down to R.L. Bell’s.

17 Mon
A cold NW wind. Harden and Fred and Alf Gillen went to the River today to Adam’s Mill.

18 Tue
Cloudy and cool with a SW wind. Fred and Harden sowed their wheat today.

19 Wed
Cloudy and cold with a NW wind. Fred plowing and making preparations to sow.

20 Thu
Cloudy and cool with a NW wind. It began to rain about one o’clock. J.Worth of Cloverdale here.

21 Fri
Cloudy and cold with a SE wind. In the afternoon a heavy cold wind and rain from the NW.

22 Sat
Cloudy and cold with a NW wind. Dot Larrabee and Sycha Hutchinson was here today. Fred was plowing.

23 Sun
Cloudy and cold with a SE wind. Harden’s family, two Sylvesters, H. Lindsey, two from Bartley’s and one of the Lockharts here today.

24 Mon
Cloudy and cold with a SE wind. Fred was plowing. Dr. A.J. Fulton was here today.

25 Tue
Cloudy and cold with a SE wind. It rained the most of the day. Mrs. Everitt here. Fred worked for Mr. Lorenca.

26 Wed
Cloudy and cold with a NE wind. All appearance of rain. Harden went to Blaine.

27 Thu
Cloudy with a NE wind and rain about all day steady. Fred plowing in the rain part of the day. Signs of rain.

28 Fri
Cloudy and cool with a NE wind. Fred and Harden plowed some in the rain some.

29 Sat
Cloudy and cool with a SE wind. It rained some today. Harden and Fred plowed some.

30 Sun
Cloudy and warm with a SE wind. R.L. Bell and wife here today. Signs of rain.

31 Mon
Very cold with a SE wind. Signs of rain. Myself and wife and Harden and wife went to decorate Forra’s grave. Fred decorated Forra’s grave and put a railing around it.

And so Ends the Month of May

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