Wednesday May 5th Worked about house & got my sleeves for Delaine ready
for Mrs Witherell to work The sewing circle met
at Mrs Nahum Pools. Mrs S Ames gone to Boston
George quite sick with the rheumatics Augusta gone
to N Bridgewater and so poor I should have had to
go alone. Preferred to stay at home Mr Peckham +
family all at Mr Swains. called to see them & after they
left Mr & Mrs Swain went with me to Edwins garden got
two Gladiolus bulbs. A beautiful pleasant day
The Sewing Circle met today at the home of Nahum and Lidia Pool, but Evelina didn’t attend. Her usual companions from the village were otherwise occupied, and “poor” she didn’t want to go by herself. She stayed home, or at least she stayed in North Easton. She parcelled out some sewing to her sister-in-law, Sarah Witherell, to work on, and headed out. Perhaps Sarah sat and sewed near her son George, who was “quite sick.”
The day was beautiful, and Evelina seemed to be in fine spirits despite missing the sewing circle, or perhaps because of missing it. She went to see John and Ann Swain and there encountered the Peckham family, who had moved away from North Easton the previous year. They must have been back for a visit. When they left, Evelina and the Swains went up to the garden of Edwin Manley and bought two Gladiolus bulbs.
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Evelina doesn’t sound happy very often but you’re right she did today.