30 Aunt Min went home today I think she had an enjoyable time + would have stayed longer if we had urged her, but we did not know when the Steadmans might arrive + the place is so small we did not feel that we could do so. Clarence took her home in the car. Vera never came out to speak altho’ they stopped in front of the house talking for about fifteen minutes. But she is losing [?] more than we are.
April 28. Aunt Min came today + will stay two nights with us. She will have to sleep with me + I don’t feel very well + will not be able to toss around as I like to do, but I feel sorry for the poor dear + will do my best to make her have a good time. hope “Amos + May” don’t come while she is here.
Monday the twenty fifth
A rather dull day. The sun comes out once in a while but more clouds than sun + the wind is quite heavy. Clarence works from two o’clock untill midnight so we may have some quiet. Edith has a bad cold + Audrea’s cold is not much better. Mine is about the same. I wish I had nothing more to worry me. Amozelle came in this p.m. + shortly after poor Mrs. Baldwin came in after Amozelle left she told her troubles, that she has brought them on herself does not seem to be any comfort to her indeed it is worse. “If I had known if I had dreamed this weight was made for me I would have made a lighter cross to bear up Calvary”. No one can help her but herself. Amozelle says Aunt “Min” is coming tomorrow. I’m very sorry for we not feel like waiting on company. perhaps Amos + May will come at the same time which would be delightful.
Sunday the twenty fourth
A pleasant day but windy. Did not rise untill noon + ate hurriedly + we rode to Billerica for the first time in nearly two years. But I am glad we went. Edith seemed glad to see us. after she got home. She was at church when we got there. Its a pleasant ride out there + I at least do not like to be on bad terms with any one. Fred + I will soon pass out of here + “the place which knew us once will know us no more for ever” so why not be at peace. Mattie + I lost seven years out of our lives + I regret them so much now. Came home + ate dinner I read aloud + we went to bed.
Saturday the twenty third
A pleasant day + Audrea + her mother went to take her violin lesson. Got back at noon + Edith did some cooking + when Clarence came they attempted to go out to do some shopping but Mrs Bennet intercepted them + it was late when they got away. So everything else was late + hurried. I wish people who had nothing to do themselves would let those who had do it. A late dinner + late to bed after reading aloud went to bed