When I looked at this photo, I immediately thought of the classic summer baseball movie, "The Sandlot." The movie takes place in the summer of 1962; this photo is from the summer of 1961. But our boys don't look like the rag tag group of misfits who play with hand-me-down equipment in an empty lot. Thanks to sponsorship from Donaldson's department store at Southdale, Edina boys had sharp-looking uniforms. (Yes, like the snooty rival team in "The Sandlot.") But don't hold their sharp-dressed looks against them. They turned out just fine.
They are: (front row) Pat Carr, Tom Keegan, Skip Thomas, Roger Viendahle, Fred Heiser.(back row) George Diehl, Roy Carr, Gordie Alexander, Brian Gockley, Terry Mikan, Jay Bennet, and Tom Marra.
You probably recognize a few names in there. Terry Mikan is the son of famed basketball player George Mikan, who lived with his family at 5520 Knoll Drive. Skip Thomas, a local realtor and a new member of our board, donated the photo, and I thank his mom for writing the names on the back of the picture so we can identify those boys today.
Before you ask, I'll tell you that we don't have an entire collection of baseball team photos through the years. We have photos donated here and there as well as a few years stuck in a Park and Rec scrapbook. We'd love to have photos of any of the Edina sports teams, as well as action shots. Pleaseemail me if you have photos to share or comment here if you have stories to tell from playing baseball in Edina. (Please tell me there was a huge dog that stole baseballs or that you had batting practice with your dad's prized autographed ball.)
Edina resident Bruce Kohn was intrigued when he heard stories of his wife's ancestor Henry Sibley, a fur trader who served as Minnesota's first governor. The more he heard about the man's first wife, a Dakota woman, and her daughter Helen, the more questions he had.
He spent the last two decades digging into historical records to flesh out the story, which has now been published as "Dakota Child, Governor's Daughter: The Life of Helen Hastings Sibley."
The book is sold at the Edina History Museum gift shop for $15. Please call the museum at 612-928-4577 or email me to check inventory if you want multiple copies. Bruce lives nearby and can personalize signed copies, upon request.
As I was flipping through old copies of the City of Edina's newsletters from the 1970s and 1980s, a sheet with two photographs fell out. The paper, headlined A.D. Strong Company, shows Jerry's Hardware. With the recent death of owner Jerry Paulsen, it's only fitting to highlight a Jerry's business this week.
The other photo provides a view to the east down Vernon Avenue or 50th Street
A closer scan of the photo shows Edina Chicken and Pizza, as well as Direct Service.
I published a 1959 photo of the same location in a previous Photo Friday post. You can read about Olson Brothers drug store, Wong's cafe and Direct Service in that post, but I'll republish the photo here so you can get the side-by-side comparison of 1959 and... well, I'm not sure what year. Any ideas? Since it was with a collection of 1970s and 1980s artifacts, I'm guessing that's the right 20-year period. If you know your cars (or your Edina Chicken and Pizza), you probably can narrow that date down.
And here's how it looked in 2009, from Google maps.
Did you go to Edina Chicken back in the day? What years was it in business? Share your memories of this little corner of "Jerry's World" here oremail me.
Happy Friday, everyone!
Looking for something fun to do this weekend? We have a couple of options:
The Edina Historical Society would like to invite all of you to a special event on Sunday. Because we don't have all of you on our mailing list, we're posting our invitation here:
We hope you come. You have probably driven by the Edina History Museum on 70th Street many times and thought, "I should go there someday." But you're on your way to somewhere else, or we're not open and that "someday" never comes. Make that "someday" this Sunday, when we will open our doors at 2 p.m. to give visitors a last chance to see our popular "Growing Up in Edina" exhibit before it closes April 27. Bring your family or old friends and remember your childhood (gravel pits, Queen Anne Kiddieland, the Puppet Wagon, Clancy's and more are part of the exhibit.)
At 2:30 p.m., listen to a moving presentation on "Remembering Edina's Fallen Veterans: More than Names in Stone" by Marshall Schwartz. Sometimes we book speakers only on the recommendation of other groups, but I had the pleasure of hearing Marshall's talk earlier this year and can personally give it "two thumbs up." Having spent hundreds of hours researching the names of Edina veterans killed in service to their country for the proposed Edina Veterans' Memorial, Marshall learned fascinating stories about these hometown heroes.
After a short refreshment break, the Edina Historical Society will hold a brief annual meeting, that will include highlights of the year from "Schoolmarm" Jan Solomonson, an interpreter at our living history field trip programs at Cahill School and Minnehaha Grange.
Of course, I'll be there and would be happy to talk to you in person. Meet our board members as well. Come for all or part of the day's festivities. Admission, as always, is free. Everyone is welcome - bring a friend!
Card catalogs like this one have become a hot decorating trend, now that most libraries have abandoned paper indexes in favor of computers. Lately, I've seen old card catalogs re purposed into everything from liquor cabinets to jewelry boxes. Because our building houses the Edina History Museum as well as a research library, many visitors mistake ours for an historic artifact part of some exhibit.
Au contraire. Ours is still frequently used by researchers. The drawers house the index to The Crier, the monthly newspaper for the Country Club District, published between 1930 and 1941.
Early on in our organization's history, an Edina Historical Society archivist and volunteers combed through each issue and painstakingly typed an index card for every article, topic and person named in the newspaper.
Even if someone was mentioned once, in just one sentence of a Society column, we have a card listing his name, as well as the headline of the story and month, year and page the story appeared.
I wish everything in our collection had such a detailed finding aid.
While it's not part of an official exhibit, the card catalog does prompt visitors to remember Edina's libraries, from librarian Mrs. Vinson at the Morningside Library to the cozy reading nooks at the first Edina Library, housed in pioneer James Bull's converted house. People who grew up before the age of computers remember flipping through the card catalog to find books by their favorite author or find books on a particular topic for a term paper. They even recall the smell of old books and the ink from the "date due" stamper.
One day, I suppose, the Criers will be scanned and easily searched by computer. We won't need our card catalog for research purposes, but we'll no doubt find a spot in some exhibit for an artifact that prompts so many memories.
I have made no secret about my love of old phone books. (See blog post on our collection here.) Because the earlier ones list everything from the head of household's occupation to the names and ages of everyone at the address, researchers use them for everything from writing house histories to finding classmates for school reunions.
Our collection begins in 1931, and the first few books list only residents of the Country Club District. As more people throughout the community had phones, the directories encompassed the rest of the Village.
Before phones, major cities still published "city directories" listing residents by name, occupation and address. I was excited (yes, really) to see that the Hennepin County Library now has Minneapolis directories from 1859-1917 available online. I had been meaning to look through the library's microfiche collection, but somehow I have never made it downtown to browse just for fun.
The online collection is part of the library's Minneapolis History Special Collection, that also includes photos, yearbooks, house files, and more. You don't even need a library card to access the directories, and searching is free.
You can look at each book page by page. Or, by clicking on the "Simple Search" tab, you can look for relatives by name or search for residents of a particular address.
I searched for "Edina" and came up with some names - notables like Frank and G.A. (George) Code. (I wrote about the family our regular monthly feature in Edina Magazine here.) You can see that occupation is listed back then too. The Codes' work as "gardener City market" is easier to understand than some job titles (like "smutter," for example.)
Searching for Edina, technically not part of Minneapolis proper, takes a little creativity. Keep in mind that Edina was part of Richfield until 1888, although some people are listed as living in "Edina Mills" prior to that date. You also typically won't get specific street addresses for Edina because... well, Edina didn't have much for streets back then. With some searching, I found all the residents of Rural Route No. 2 listed in the 1903 Minneapolis directory.
Perhaps you can tell that it's easy to kill an hour or two looking through the city directories. I had a good time just looking at the ads alone.
I know I'm not the only geek -- er, researcher -- who loves them. Our collection gets a lot of use, and I'm sure the Hennepin County Library's will get even more as people can browse through them from the comfort of their own homes. Have fun!
I had a great view of winter when I looked out my office window this morning.
Too bad it's spring.
Yes, for those of you Edina snowbirds basking in the sun, your hometown experienced a snowstorm this morning. I'll leave it to the meteorologists to review past records, but based on news reports last night (and some hazy memories), spring snowstorms aren't that unusual historically. This is Minnesota, after all. We're used to a little bad weather.
Amidst some complaining via Twitter, students attended school as usual. Traffic moved -- albeit slowly -- along Highway 100. Edina snowplow drivers had the roads cleared and lived up their stellar reputation.
Near midday, the snow paused. People walked in the winter -- uh, make that spring -- wonderland of Arneson Acres Park.
Visitors even made it to the museum to see "Growing Up in Edina: A Show and Tell Exhibit" before it closes April 27. And I assisted a researcher, who was looking through our Park and Rec files.
Somewhat ironically, we found this story on indoor Edinborough Park in the Sunday Magazine section of the Star Tribune, Oct. 25, 1987.
The cover photo showed how our definition of winter might change, now that we had a warm park all year around.
Just for fun, we changed things around a little to reflect the snowstorm today.
See what we did there? Happy spring, everyone!
When I first started at the Edina Historical Society, the Board was in the midst of a discussion of what to do with a room full of recipes.
Yes, you heard me: a room. Not a book, a drawer, or one file cabinet, but an entire room full of recipes.
The recipes were donated by the estate of an inveterate recipe collector, who had a librarian type brain and an passion for organizing (more so than cooking). The recipes filled at least five four-drawer file cabinets and a few other boxes, carefully separated in every possible category. The board had agreed to take the recipes without realizing how much space they would take and how little the public would need to access them. No one comes to a local historical society to research recipes, so I set about trying to find a good home for them.
I called places that specialize in food and cooking. I called home economists and historical societies. I met with food writers and cookbook collectors - to no avail. No one wanted recipes without the story that went along with it. Historians wanted to know when and where the recipes were published to understand their place in history. Cooks wanted to know if the recipes were served and whether they were favorites.
With the donor's permission, we gave away recipes to visitors and volunteers and recycled others. After all, if you want a chili recipe, all you have to type "chili" into your search engine and you'll come up with thousands of variations. But if you want the chili recipe served for Edina Public School lunches in the 1950s, well... that's a different story. We DO want recipes that tell the story of Edina community life.
We are looking for great Edina recipes AND their stories for a special cookbook honoring the city's Quasquicentennial. In the 125 years since its founding, what foods were favorites at family gatherings, neighborhood picnics, school lunches and church potlucks? What mom on your block made the best homemade mac and cheese? What was your favorite meal of the week and why? Or, what recipe do you wish you had? Post your request here, and maybe someone will have it!
I think it would be fun to get some favorite recipes from local restaurants too. Who remembers the Christine salad at the Convention Grill? Who loved the Ediner brownies? (The Star Tribune recently published the recipe here.) And hey, given Edina's cake-eater reputation, I will be disappointed if there's not a cake recipe or two.
Page through your recipe box (or book or file cabinet) of recipes and contact the City of Edina's Communications & Technology Services Department by May 1 to share yours. Families featured in the cookbook will receive free copies. Call 952-826-0359 or email to participate.
In the meantime, here's a great recipe from our collection, submitted by Connie Bennett Magoffin, an Edina art teacher and Edina graduate.
In the 50’s when I was a student at the old Edina High School, everyone ate lunch on the days this chili was served with rice. Ann Stoneberg asked Helen Gunderson, the head cook, for the recipe sometime during the 60’s when we were teaching at Valley View. Ann had to break it down to more manageable portions from the original recipe, which called for 100 or more pounds of ground beef!
Edina High School Chili
2 lbs. ground beef
1 sm. can tomato paste
2 cans stewed tomatoes
½ bottle chili sauce
2 cans kidney beans, drained
2 tbs. chili powder
2 medium onions, chopped
1/8 tsp. red pepper
½ large bottle ketchup
½ cup (or less) sugar
Salt and pepper to taste
Brown beef and onions together and drain. Add remaining ingredients and simmer for ½ hours.
Drive through the Grandview area of Edina and you'll see Jerry's Hardware, Jerry's Printing and Jerry's Foods. Owner Jerry Paulsen, who began his career behind the counter as a butcher, ended up as one of the largest employers in Edina. Beyond the businesses that bore his name, he also owned Cub Foods on France Avenue, and at one time, a women's clothing store.
And that's just in Edina. His "Jerry's Enterprises" now encompasses 37 stores including Cub, County Markets, Save-a-Lot, and Jerry's Foods, as well as various other commercial and real estate interests that include a Jerry's Foods on Sanibel Island, FL.
The man behind the name died April 5 at age 89. His funeral is April 10. For a complete obituary, see the Star Tribune.
I wrote a story about the history of Jerry's Foods a couple of years ago, when the company donated many photos and other artifacts that trace Jerry's history from his start as a butcher behind the counter at Grandview Market in 1947 to his thriving corporation today. See the story and some great photos here.
For being a man in charge of a large corporation, Jerry was just Jerry to his customers. They would find him sitting in the coffee shop or picking up a few items for the dishes he loved to cook at home. There's something so hometown about drinking coffee with the local grocery store owner. I know his many customers and employees will miss the man who has made his mark on Edina.
In 1886, George and Sarah Baird completed construction on this grand home, located at what is now 50th Street and Wooddale Avenue. The prominent Edina landowners put much thought and care in their new home while they continued to live in their original house on the property.
After rejecting one set of plans, they hire architect Charles Sedgewick to design the Eastlake style home, which looks very much the same today as it did more than 125 years ago. It is listed on the National Register of Historic Places and was named an Edina Heritage Landmark.
The home will be one of three houses featured in Edina's Historic House Tour, scheduled for Sept. 15, in honor of the city's 125th anniversary.
To set the stage for the tour, I thought I would publish part of Sarah Baird's diaries when she frets about the plans in the deep cold winter of 1886. James Parsons, a local history buff, transcribed two years of the diaires, which are housed at the Minnesota Historical Society. While I don't know the details of everything she writes about, I loved reading the "behind the scenes" details. George wonders whether the house is too big; the Bairds had no children, but their hired hand Robert lives with them and is regarded as a member of the family. George goes by streetcar into the city to find skilled labor. Sarah mends, sews, bakes, entertains guests and continually revises the plans -- and wonders why she feels so tired at the end of each day.
So take a peek into Sarah's life. Here is one month: January 1886. Comment if you would like to read the next installment. If there is enough interest, I'll upload additional months. Enjoy!
Friday, January 1:
It snowed an inch or two last night but it’s a lovely morning nevertheless. I am all alone working with the plans for the new house as I didn’t quite finish last evening. I bake in the shed oven. Mr. Corser and Mr. Brown call by; Corser brings by a plan for the house but I don’t like it. Robert is cleaning ice; he is late for dinner. George went over to see Mr. Lytton; he is feeling a little better. I have had a busy day and I am tired.
Saturday, January 2:
George goes to the city with James Bull for Grange supplies and I am busy all day. I look for Mr. Neill to come for dinner but he goes to the city instead and calls by on his way home. We go to the Grange and install officers; I feel relieved to be free from the Secretary’s office. Mr. Neill and A. Grieve come to have tea with us and we have a pleasant evening visiting. I get them a box of tea to try at the Hall. George got oysters for ourselves while he was in the city.
Sunday, January 3:
The professor from Carlton College is going to preach at the Chapel; I intended on going but Oh, how it snows and is getting colder! I write to Mattie Howard. We have the oysters for dinner. Amy Bull calls over and we look at the plans for the new house. After lunch I write a long letter to Frank S-. Two letters in one day is a good beginning! It is now snowing. Mr. Brown called by to tell George to bring in the roan steer.
Monday, January 4:
The wind is blowing outside but it is some warmer today than it was yesterday. This is a real winter’s day but the boys are going in with the steer, nevertheless. The steer gets loose on Lowry’s Hill and they have a chase in the deep snow. I knit on my old hood. Bull comes over to get the things for Ada that George got for her in town. The boys are late coming home. I get them a warm supper; they are cold and hungry. It snows most of the day and there are deep drifts in places.
Tuesday, January 5:
George goes in to the city, to Doyle’s – but the Court doesn’t come off. I mend and knit. Robert is chopping wood and he gets a rabbit for Mr. Lytton. I have more oysters for supper but they didn’t taste very good. George called over at John’s; all is well there. Willie Anderson is there. They don’t know when they’ll be out. George hears that Adams is sick.
Wednesday, January 6:
This is a nice, clear, cold morning. We go in to the city. I call at Mrs. Thompson’s and at Mrs. Capin’s; we have an excellent visit. Julia Pomeroy Thompson calls there. We look at nice things and the house until we are tired. Nell gives me their house plan to bring home. It is a nice drive home; the snow is moderating. Robert ground feed all day.
Thursday, January 7:
It is storming today but the boys take in fifty-seven bushels of oats to Sherwood. George goes on in to the city on the streetcar. Robert takes the rabbit over to Lytton and brings the cornmeal home. I make a back for a new dress and then bake in the shed. The lawsuit is given up; Doyle is beaten!
Friday, January 8:
This is the most disagreeable day of the season; it is snowing and blowing so! I finish my old hood; it will do well to wear home. The weather keeps us firing up; I fear it will freeze my plants tonight. We have mush for dinner. The boys stay in the house for a good part of the day. I picked over the beans.
Saturday, January 9:
The mercury is at thirty below zero and there is a strong north wind. It is disagreeable all day long. The boys didn’t do much of anything. I mended and then cooked a vegetable dinner. I looked for a letter in the mail but none came. My eyes were so tired from sewing that I could not see much in the papers.
Sunday, January 10:
It is thirty-eight degrees below zero today with a good breeze. The wood couldn’t keep the plants from freezing; I lost nine of them. We have kept a good fire going these last two nights. George Crowell calls by on his way home from town; he is working for Reagan in the restaurant. It was cold all over.
Monday, January 11:
The weather is more mild today. I mend all day until the afternoon. I called over to Mrs. Millam’s to take my poem on Taylor and to tell her of Mrs. Parkhurst’s death on Christmas night. What a sad Christmas it must have been to the five little ones and her husband who are left; a good woman has gone. The boys are busy hauling straw in the barn.
Tuesday, January 12:
We all go to the city and call at the Coles’ and the Humphreys’. We take dinner at Jim’s, then we call at Whitney’s and at John’s and come on home. I am tired enough! Bull comes over after buttermilk; he says that Coates is sick.
Wednesday, January 13:
George goes in to the city; Robert grinds feed; and I bake in the kitchen shed. The weather is quite mild. I don’t get through baking until the afternoon. Mrs. Millam comes before I get through sweeping up. Mr. Lytton goes to the city; he is better. This is a lovely day, so mild and pretty. I call over to see Coates and find him better. Mr. Hadley is there. We go to the Chapel to hear the concert by the Lyndale Choir; they are very good. Professor Chase proposes to start a singing school to meet alternately at the Edina school house and at the Chapel. We appointed Mondays to meet at the school house. I met Mrs. Enywitz and Miss Ella Stone.
Thursday, January 14:
I feel tired from being out so late last evening. I bake a cake in the coal stove for Dolly and one for us. Mr. Stoddard comes at ten o’clock and stays until three in the afternoon. The boys are gone to Shingle Creek for brick. Mr. Bowyer calls, and Mrs. Ayers. After supper I improve on the house plans and think I’ve got a nice, convenient one after working a long time. I am tired out and go to bed.
Friday, January 15:
We intended on going in to the city to see about the house but it is storming and we conclude not to go. Robert starts out early for brick as it is a warmer day. George and I talk about the house all day. George thinks my plan is too large so we cut it down. I don’t like the dining room now but perhaps the architect can make it all right.
Saturday, January 16:
It snows all day. After dinner we ride over to Mr. Lytton’s; we find them all quite well but Ada had just cut her finger – I fear badly, too. There is a Grange meeting tonight. We had quite a good meeting. The Grange closed before ten o’clock. Dolly comes over to see about the Minutes as it clears away. As we came home there were two very brilliant meteors that shot past the house, lighting the rooms even!
Sunday, January 17:
The party at the Hall stayed until nearly daylight; I would guess they were a very good class of people but a little wild by their staying so late. I get up with a dreadful headache that stays by me all day. I fuss over the plans some. While we are at dinner, Ada and Bill drive up and tell us to look out for company on Tuesday. We have a pleasant visit while they stay.
Monday, January 18:
My head is still bad. I do the washing and dress the chicken, bake cakes and work over the butter and clean the silver. George goes in to the city for a short time and Robert goes for more brick. In the evening George calls over to the Bulls’ to ask them to come over tomorrow. Tonight is the singing school at the school house but we are all too tired to go. I think I will retire to bed. I hope my head will feel better tomorrow so that I can enjoy my company.
Tuesday, January 19:
My head is aching as I awake but I rise early for there are so many things to do to get my house as I would like to have it. I mix my bread and rolls; they are up and running over. It is cold today. Robert freezes his nose going for the brick. George helps me beat the cream and fix the fires and does other things to help, then we all get done up nicely – with no company but the Bulls. We look out in vain. Finally we set our little table. Mr. Cooper comes over and while we are playing Euchre, the young folks drive up and join us in Progressive. I get them refreshments. It is nearly twelve o’clock when they go and it is snowing. The horse gets out of the road and they all have to get out and walk to the gate. I wash the dishes and retire very tired.
Wednesday, January 20:
I wake up loathe to get out of bed. I don’t do much but to get the house straightened and put up the ferns and leaves. My head feels dull but it is some better.
Thursday, January 21:
It is quite cold out but Robert goes for brick, anyhow, and George kills the calf for veal and takes it in. He returns early as the afternoon turns out stormy. The wind rises. My cold is very bad in the head. I spend part of the afternoon in putting up more leaves. Robert Brewis calls in the evening; he looks hard. I haven’t seen him all fall before this. He says he isn’t well, that he threshed too hard. Bull comes over in the evening. He says we all have invitations to Brother Adams’ tomorrow.
Friday, January 22:
It is thirty degrees below zero; what an awful day! We are content to stay by the stove and tend to my cold. The boys sit in the house for most of the day. I turn the sheets and mend over some pants. Robert mends, too. We have a hard work to keep warm.
Saturday, January 23:
It is thirty-six below zero and the wind is strong. If it’s so hard for us to keep comfortable, what of the poor, half-starved and the homeless? I bake bread in the shed oven. George churns and Robert grinds feed in the morning. We have dinner at two o’clock. Mr. White and the Kansas City man drive up. We had thought of driving down to Humphrey’s but the cold scared us out of that thought! It is beginning to cloud up. I think the wind will moderate in the night. Robert joins the lodge.
Sunday, January 24:
It was quite a mild night. It was snowing hard at nine o’clock but it clears away in the afternoon. I got an invitation to Mrs. Schofield’s for the 3rd of February. Bull came over this afternoon and brought a letter from Colonel Taylor, and one from Professor Kahl in regard to the education of farmers and children. I wrote a letter to Mrs. Barnes and one to Ida.
Monday, January 25:
We went in to the city to see Dennis, the architect, after calling at Mrs. Babb’s. She has a great, snug house but not so well-suited for our grounds as the one we drew up. Then we went to Sedgewick and we liked the way he talked very well, so we left our plans with him. I came home nearly sick with a headache.
Tuesday, January 26:
I washed but it storms all day and I can hang out only a part of the clothes. Robert helps me get snow. George is gone to St. Paul for the Agricultural Fair meeting. Mrs. Millam rides in to the city with him. He does not get home until late. They had a big meeting even if it was snowing all day. Mr. Hadley went in to see the doctor; he has paralysis of some nerve in the throat.
Wednesday, January 27:
There is a big frost over everything but it is a lovely, mild day. I hang out the rest of the clothes and sweep up. I mend in the afternoon. Charley Millam comes after some butter and milk. George and Robert go after white sand; they have a hard time of it. George thinks that Rees will make a sale of some lots. I saw “Old Dick” in the yoke hauling lumber. Bull comes over in the evening. He says Mr. Hadley is sick so there’ll be no singing school.
Thursday, January 28:
It is cloudy but we all go in to the city. Robert goes after stone. I call at Mrs. Thompson’s and find her sick but busy getting ready to go to Florida for Will’s health; we have a pleasant call. I go to Mrs. Leed’s but don’t find them at home so I go on to Mary’s on my way down the street. She invites me to come with her but they have so much company I decline. I dine at Reagan’s. I call on Mrs. Delameter and find her well. I walked back to Mary’s and I am so tired. We came home by John’s to see Bell’s new cloak; it is a nice one. It grew cold and unpleasant coming home.
Friday, January 29:
I iron today and go over to take the invitation to the Bulls from May Wilcox to a society at their house. George has to go to the city to see to fixing up the Rees trade, so we can’t go; I am sorry. George sees Mr. Bell; he thinks we have chosen a good architect.
Saturday, January 30:
It is cold today. We go over to D.D. Moors’; it is a long drive and I never was colder! We stop at John’s but find them all gone. John, Bell, Whitney, Willie Anderson, Sadie and Ada, all are at Moors’ when we get there. Their house is warm and we have a nice visit but I am so tired when we get home. We saw a runaway horse and cutter.
Sunday, January 31:
I am about sick. It is a lovely morning. George goes in for Mr. Sedgewick. Mr. and Mrs. Tillaney call by; I enjoy their visit. As soon as they are gone, George comes home. I get dinner and we talk about the house. Sedgewick thinks we have a fine location. Mr. Ewing calls by to talk over his work of overturning the Bible; we think he has a big job.
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