Thurs. Nov. 1-Went "nutting" today, all except Mame and Helen. Took Hattie and little Madge and Philip. Such a fine nice bright day. We went to Uncle Jimmie Ream's place and got bushels of nuts. Had the sideboards on the wagon and filled it clear to the top with nuts. Brother John stopped on his way home from town. He had been hauling apples to the (train) car and missed his footing when he was stepping from the car to the wagon. He broke a rib and bruised himself up badly. He felt very bad when he was here.
Fri. Nov. 2-Father William is hauling apples for John today.
Sun. Nov. 4-We did not go to church today. William and I went to John's, instead. He is very lame and sore. Will not be able to work for some time. I hope he will be all right again, after awhile.
Mon. Nov. 5-William and I went to Johnny Swaltz's and saw Hattie's baby, named Audrey Belle Paige, then to Uncle John's, then to cousin Henry Gregory's, and they invited us to spend Thanksgiving with them. Then we drove into Charlie Wadleigh's on our way home. First time I have been on the old place in years.
Sun. Nov. 18-A beautiful day, but quite sharp. Everyone gone to church except Helen and I. Helen is getting dinner, it is her time. Hattie and Fred will be coming out to dinner. Father and I were at their house last Thursday. Hattie and I went to the Sewing Society at Mrs. Ireland's. Friday Nadene Baker came with her daughter and spent the day with us. Our Sammy made the statement this morning that she would never marry a farmer or a market gardener, but a banker! I record this so we will know if she is a true prophet.
Little John (youngest child, only boy, and has 9 sisters) has been in the primer about three weeks. He can read short words and can spell good for his age. He likes school and is good to learn his Golden Text for Sunday School. I give him a penny if he knows it well. I believe that the end justifies the means, in this case.
I, Jennie, hope to finish November 1905 with the Pfaff family next week. This is a busy time for them, and I can tell you now, snow is in the forecast for Green Ridge and the surrounding area. We will soon find out if we're going to match up with the winter Grandma endured just about 112 years ago.