ToDay is the Birthday of ___________
Fair and warmer today
Took a walk around tonight with the 22 and got another rabbit.
I heard Lysider Hadaway* shot a fox.
Listened to President Roosevelt at noon making his opening speech to the 78 congress.
Sky has gone over to Vick’s tonight.
The harbor is all frozen over.
There are a lot of fox tracks up around the hill.
We got a letter from Geo. Stefani.
Pleasure riding in autos was ruled out today.
The Russians are still on the advance.
Mrs. Hornblower read to me a fine letter that she got from Bud.
I heard that an otter has been seen over in the river.
Tonight ends the first week of the New Year.
I answered Lee Hallet’s letter tonight.
(“He that can have patience, can have what he will.” Franklin.)
*Lysider Hadaway – I’m sure this isn’t right. Does anyone know the correct name?
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Looks like “Spider” Hadaway, but not sure. I think it’s fascinating to hear what’s going on during World War II from a different perspective. I can’t wait to read more! He had mentioned going to the Armory for drill. I don’t know if he did as your Grandfather Engstrom did during the war. He (Walder) was too young to fight in WWI and too Old for WWII, so he was in a civil patrol group which walked along Warren Ave. Not sure if they were patrolling the coast or making sure black out requirements were being enforced. Sure wish I listened more to your grandmother (Vick or Pic in the diaries) and her stories!
I found two Lysander Hathaways in the Plymouth area on Ancestry. Neither contemporary with Jesse
There are several Hadaways in his time with middle initial L. JB
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Same with me. I checked on My Heritage, nothing close in the time line. If my memory serves me core it was Eleanor that was in motor pool. I think it was called the home guard. Jess was responsible for Manter’s Point. I am going to call everyone by first name to prevent confusion.