Jan 29th Thursday Mrs Witherell Oliver 3rd & Fred & George went
to Bridgewater this morning for Mrs Witherells temporary
set of teeth. Father & Mrs S Ames & Emily here to dine
Mrs S Ames came about half past eleven and spent
the rest of the day. Have written a letter to Harriet
Ames [of] Burlington. Went after mother in a sleigh to night
Augustus & wife spent the evening Three evenings this week
Sarah Ames Witherell traveled to Bridgewater today to pick up a “temporary set of teeth” to replace the real ones that had been pulled out earlier this month. It turned out that they weren’t ready, so she had to return home without them. As before, she was accompanied by several family members including her son George Oliver Witherell and two of her nephews, first cousins and good friends Oliver (3) and Frederick Lothrop Ames, who were still home on a recess from college.
Evelina, meanwhile, fed midday dinner to all the family members who stayed behind in Easton. Sarah’s daughter, Emily, didn’t go with her mother this time; unlike Oliver and Fred, she and Susie Ames may well have been back in school. Evelina may have been feeling the strain of so much company. She notes that her nephew Augustus and his wife, Hannah Lincoln Gilmore, had come to call “Three evenings this week.” Augustus, who did a lot of work for Oakes and Oliver Jr., often made himself at home at the Ames’s.
Harriet Ames of Burlington, Vermont, to whom Evelina wrote today, was a spinster cousin. Her mother was the widow of Old Oliver’s brother, John.*
*not the same John Ames who manufactured paper in Springfield