Journal: Jeanette Sperry

1907 (Sunday) – It has been over four months since I last wrote. We moved to our home about the middle of June, Retta (Retta Sperry) helped me until I got settled. I appreciate being so close to Oscar’s (Alfred Oscar Lunt) parents (Alfred Lunt and Priscilla Pitt), but is seems a long way from Mother’s (Caroline Webb). In July from 23 to 25 there was a Black Hawk reunion here to which many people came from all over the state. There was a merry-go-round for the children and all together everyone seemed to have a good time. My husband was in for about three or four days. Since then we have been very busy with sewing and fruit, although fruit has been quite scarce this summer. My husband has not been home since the first part of September and although he is in Salt Lake, he cannot come home as we are quarantined with diphtheria. Alfred (Alfred Oscar Lunt, Jr.) took sick about 10 days ago and we have been quarantined for a week, We have a new doctor in town, Dr. Bennett. He has watched the children (Alfred, Lillian, Charles Gilbert and Eva Ruth Lunt) every day for he fully expected everyone of them would take it. The fact that I was alone with my little children, my husband being gone made home more concerned about us. After it was all over and he called one day to see how they all were, he said to me “Mrs. Lunt, you must have healthy children not to take the disease for I was absolutely sure they would, as all of them had been exposed”. Alfred is almost well now, they gave him antitoxin and from that time he soon recovered. My sister Lillian (Lillian May Sperry) is staying with me. I don’t know what I should have done all alone. 

Mother is sick in bed and we are quite concerned about her.


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