Wednesday July 2d Have had quite a busy day. This forenoon
cut out three shirts for the sewing circle and worked
a long while in the garden transplanting
Oliver went to Bridgewater and carried Mrs Whitwell
Mrs Witherell and me to the sewing circle at Alsons.
After I got home went to work on boquets
for Oakes & Frank. Harriet assisted
Mrs S Ames went [to] Exeter this morning
Today is one of those instances when we can’t be certain which Oliver is being referred to. Did Evelina’s brother-in-law, Oliver Jr., or son, Oliver (3) carry Evelina, Sarah Witherell and Eliza Whitwell to the Sewing Circle at Henrietta Gilmore’s?
Besides attending the monthly gathering of the Unitarian women to sew, Evelina also spent time in her flower garden. She transplanted a number of flowers and picked several to fashion into two bouquets. Her sons, Oakes Angier Ames and Frank Morton Ames, planned to attend a party in Middleboro the next day and needed what we might call corsages to take to their dates (a modern word they wouldn’t have used.) She and her sister-in-law, Harriett, arranged the flowers appropriately.
Sarah Lothrop Ames had business of her own to attend to. She went up to Exeter, New Hampshire, where her son Fred Ames was in school. Was she picking him up to bring him home or just visiting?