April

April 8, 1906 (Sunday) – Again it has been three weeks since my last entry. My husband (Alfred Oscar Lunt) has only been home once since then, he came home Saturday 24 March and left Sunday on an early morning train. Clara (Clara Golden) came back to live with us on April 2nd. On Thursday 5th Ada Wood sent for me about four o’clock a.m. I stayed until six and then I left to try and find a girl to stay with. My cousin Blanch Sperry, will stay with her for a while. In the afternoon, I went to Relief Meeting and then called down to see Grandma Lunt (Priscilla Pitt) as she doesn’t feel very well. Then I called to see Mother (Caroline Webb), then came home. Sister Margaret Jenkins and I stayed up to Ada Wood’s all night. About 6:00 a.m. I went down to the doctors office, then I called him out to Grandpa Lunt’s (Alfred Lunt) then went back to Ada Wood’s, where I spent the day. Sister Jenkins was also there. About half past three in the afternoon, she gave birth to a baby girl (6 April 1906). I remained home all night and oh how I did enjoy my good nights rest.

On Saturday the 7th was mothers 55th birthday. I went over for supper and my Lillian (Lillian Lunt) slept there.

And now today, April 8th, I sent Alfred (Alfred Oscar Lunt, Jr.) and Lillian over to their Grandma Sperry’s to stay a few days and I took Bert (Charles Gilbert Lunt) and Eva (Eva Ruth Lunt) and went over to Manti. It was good to see Aunt Sarah’s (Sarah Edmunds) folks again (Nathaniel Edmunds).

April 14, 1906 (Saturday) – Aunt Sarah (Sarah Edmunds) and I walked down to the cemetery.

April 16, 1906 (Monday) – My husband (Alfred Oscar Lunt) came back again and the next morning we left for home, Oscar riding with us (Charles Gilbert and Eva Ruth Lunt) as far as Moroni. Arriving home we went up to Mother’s (Caroline Webb) for dinner. I was glad to see the children (Alfred Oscar, Jr. and Lillian Lunt) again and their Grandma said they had been very good. We enjoyed our trip very much.

April 19, 1906 (Tuesday) – Clara (Clara Golden) came back again. In the afternoon I went to Relief Society, the meeting was very interesting. 

April 20, 1906 (Friday) – Oscar (Alfred Oscar Lunt) came home leaving again next morning for up north.

April 22, 1906 (Sunday) – I had Ada and Ned Wood for dinner and to spend the afternoon. I was glad to see Ada able to be out again.

April 24, 1906 (Tuesday) – I took Baby (Eva Ruth Lunt) down to Grandma Lunt’s (Priscilla Pitt), she has some of the aged sisters down to spend the afternoon and I went down to play for them to sing. Most of them bore their testimony telling how happy they were to be together and how grateful to Sister Lunt for inviting them down.

Sister Matheny Vickers was so happy she spoke in tongues, which were interpreted by Sister Jarrett. We had a fine supper, then returned to our homes. 

I took Alfred (Alfred Oscar Lunt, Jr.) and Lillian (Lillian Lunt) down town and bought each of them a hat. In the evening, Blanch Jenkins and Sister Ruth (Ruth Sperry) slept here and I went to a dance for a while in the Armory. 

April 28, 1906 (Saturday) – I took Alfred (Alfred Oscar Lunt, Jr.) and Eva (Eva Ruth Sperry) to conference, we went to Grandma Lunt’s (Priscilla Pitt) for dinner and then to meeting in the afternoon. Apostle Lyman (Francis Marion Lyman) and Richards (George Franklin Richards) were here and they spoke fine.  

April 29, 1906 (Sunday) –  I have been to conference in the afternoon. Apostle Lyman (Francis Marion Lyman) told us we should try and so all the good we can in this life for it is so short compared to eternity, that it’s just like a line drawn across a piece of paper and if we only realized the blessing we will receive the cares and troubles of this world would seem as nothing. 

Pearl (Eva Pearl Sperry) stayed with the children (Alfred Oscar, Jr., Lillian, Charles Gilbert and Eva Ruth Lunt). Brother Lyman also said it is our duty to go to meeting and only the gravest kind of excuse will excuse us from going and that we should be glad and willing to do all we can, and help all we can in this great and marvelous work.