February 19, 1888, Sunday
All went to church but – I remained home and tried to get rid of this sore throat but without much success –
Mr. Frink called in the P.M.
February 20, 1888, Monday
Miserable day – Rain, hail & snow – Did not go out – Dr. Reed called to see me – said I had had a bad sore throat but it was better than it had bee – It was a diphtheritic sore throat-
February 21, 1888, Tuesday
Beautiful day – Went over to the mill for a little while in the A.M. & in the P.M. took a drive with Mother but found it awful going – Father telegraphed to find out how Aunt Ruth is found by the Dr’s reply she was doing well –
Mrs. Frink & Ewan called – Rob Ruelett called on Belle –
February 22, 1888, Wednesday
Beautiful day – Libbie returned home – Belle went with her – this is Belle’s first appearance in Auburn society.
Father is talking of building another mill as we are very short on fin goods –
February 23, 1888, Thursday
Beautiful day – Mother went out calling with Mrs. Frink
made 13 calls – Father conceived the idea of raising up the old mill and putting another story on top of the braiding room
he has consulted several parties but has given up the idea as they all say it would be risky to put another story on a 12″ wall as the mill was built by the Newton’s and is only 12″ above the 3rd story. I don’t see what Father can do as the mill yd. is nearly built up solid –
Father left for N.Y. tonight. Ross of the Holyoke Water Power called and invited Father to become a director
Father bounced a man in the dye house named John McNab.
February 24, 1888, Friday
Beautiful day – Been at the mill all day – Mother is feeling miserable so we called in the Dr. (Tuttle) and he says she has an attack of Bronchitis – I slept down stairs and attended to her – She feels very badly –
Kittie went with two of her friends to see Ben Hur at the Opera house – it was given by the Baptists –
Went to see Dr. Reed as my throat does not get much better – he burned it with Nitrite of silver – Says it will be o.k. but will take time.
February 25, 1888, Saturday
Miserable day – Father came home from N.Y. Reports Aunt Ruth miserable – according to his account he says and we think it doubtful if she ever gets home again –
Ed Walsh lost another child yesterday by diptheria –
Mother still miserable Dr. called twice –