January

January 1, 1906 (Monday) – New Year’s Day. I let Clara (Clara Golden) stay home today. I had Melvin (Henry Melvin Sperry), Retta (Retta Sperry), Lillian (Lillian May Sperry), Pearl (Eva Pearl Sperry) and Ruth (Ruth Sperry) up for supper.

January 3, 1906 (Wednesday) – We have been washing today and oh I am so tired I can hardly keep awake. Lillian (Lillian May Sperry) came over and spent the afternoon and had supper here.

January 4, 1906 (Thursday) – I went over to Mother’s (Caroline Webb) and spent the afternoon, In the evening I went to a theater with Father (Charles Henry Sperry) and Mother, Clara (Clara Golden) and Pearl (Eva Pearl Sperry) kept the baby (Eva Ruth Lunt) homer for me.

January 5, 1906 (Friday) – Mrs. Orme and children spent part of today with me. The first time she’s been up since July and her first trip since a sick spell she had four weeks ago.

January 6, 1906 (Saturday) – In the night I took very sick to the stomach and chilled, I could hardly get warm. This morning I was unable to get up and remained in bed until 2:30 p.m. I had a severe nervous headache and sore throat. I sat up until half past six and then went to bed. I sent for my neighbor, Sister McCune, who came and told me what to do to help myself. My sister Retta (Retta Sperry) and Jennie Teasdale Smith came to see me in the evening. In the afternoon, Grandma Lunt (Priscilla Pitt) came up to see me and brought me a pineapple that had been sent to them from the Islands by Shed (Shedrick James Lunt) and Florence (Sarah Florence McCune). My sister Lillian (Lillian May Sperry) came and stayed all day and night to help with the children (Alfred Oscar, Jr., Lillian, Charles Gilbert and Eva Ruth Lunt). She is always so willing to help me when I need anyone. Poor little Alfred felt so bad because Mama was so sick and all of the children were so good, they didn’t seem to be much brother. Their Grandfather Sperry (Charles Sperry) took them for a sleigh ride.

January 7, 1906 (Sunday) – I was able to get up in the forenoon. My head was much better and I didn’t chill so much, but my poor throat was surely sore, I could scarcely speak a word. Lillian (Lillian May Sperry) went home and took my Lillian (Lillian Lunt) with her. Retta (Retta Sperry) went back to Provo to school, Della (Emma Della Sperry) was ill so is going to wait another week. In the afternoon Ruth (Ruth Sperry) came up and brought my Lillian with her. Clara (Clara Golden) left for a little while and brought Mattie Howarth home with her and they stayed here until Abner Tanner came to escort them to meeting. Afterwards, Father (Charles Henry Sperry) and Mother (Caroline Webb) came up to see how I was. They stayed until Clara came home. She brought some young folks with her and they stayed until my husband (Alfred Oscar Lunt) came home. Clara slept to her home. In the evening Sister McCune and Grandma Lunt (Priscilla Pitt) called in to see how I was and later Brother’s Harry McCune and Samuel Linton came and administered to me. Promising me if I had faith I should speedily recover. 

January 8, 1906 (Monday) – My husband (Alfred Oscar Lunt) went to Sanpete on the 11:30 train. I am feeling much better. Father (Charles Henry Sperry) came in to see how I was. Della (Emma Della Sperry) and Ruth (Ruth Sperry) came up and spent the evening. In the afternoon Ada Wood came over bringing Albert (Albert Wood?) for a while. 

January 9, 1906 (Tuesday) –  Clara (Clara Golden) has gone sleigh riding. The children (Alfred Oscar, Jr., Lillian, Charles Gilbert and Eva Ruth Lunt) are all asleep and I am alone and to think I am well again, My throat is entirely healed, how good my Heavenly Father has been to me in answering the prayers of those brethren on my behalf so soon. It seems almost too good to be true. I have to keep swallowing to convince myself that I am free from that terrible pain. Lillian went over to Wood’s a while this afternoon.

January 10, 1906 (Wednesday) – It is Alfred’s (Alfred Oscar Lunt, Jr.) sixth birthday. He thinks he is getting quite a big boy now. I have him a pair of suspenders for a birthday present and he is quite proud of them. My husband (Alfred Oscar Lunt) came home on the Sanpete train, took dinner with us and left for the North in the afternoon. In the evening  I went to a Relief Society Board Meeting. 

January 11, 1906 (Thursday) – In the afternoon I went to Relief Meeting. We had a lovely meeting. Sister Chapple gave the lesson. Afterwards several bore their testimony, The main topic of discussion seemed to be on charity. They said no matter how good we are, or how much we do if we have not charity, the rest availeth us nothing. One thing that was read in the minutes was that Sister Cazier (Mary Ann Parkes) said in the last meeting was that we are now living in the days of mercy, afterwards will come justice. Clara (Clara Golden) went out home to spend the evening. My sister LIllian (Lillian May Sperry) was here for supper. The wind is blowing very hard tonight, it makes the windows and doors rattle.

January 12, 1906 (Friday) – In the forenoon, I took Baby (Eva Ruth Lunt) and went over to Mother’s (Caroline Webb) for a while. Ada (Ada Salisbury/Ada Ann Taylor) came over and spent the evening.

January 13, 1906 (Sunday) – My sister Lillian (Lillian May Sperry) came up and had dinner with us, Ada (Ada Salisbury/Taylor) came over with her two children and spent the afternoon, I helped her home with the children in the evening. Alveretta Evans was here in the afternoon for a little while. Pearl (Eva Pearl Sperry) and one of her friends came in and brought me my mail. Abner (Abner Tanner) called and took Clara (Clara Golden) and Lillian to meeting and brought them back again, Later he came and took Clara out to spend the evening.

January 15, 1906 (Monday) – In the evening I went over to Mother’s (Caroline Webb), as she was over to her neighbors, Sister Littley. I went over there and spent the evening. I had Baby (Eva Ruth Lunt) with me. She has a cold and was quite fussy,

January 16, 1906 (Tuesday) – In the evening, Clara (Clara Golden), not feeling very well, got Ruth (Ruth Sperry) to come and sleep with me and she went home. Mother (Caroline Webb) and Pearl (Eva Pearl Sperry) came up for a while. I wrote a letter for Mother.  

January 17, 1906 (Wednesday) – Clara’s brother came up to tell me Clara (Clara Golden) was unable to come today, therefore I had all my work to do myself. He took Alfred (Alfred Oscar Lunt, Jr.) for a ride on his horse. I let Alfred go down to Holly Jenkin’s and play a while and Lillian (Lillian Lunt) went over to Ada Wood’s. I am staying alone tonight with the children (Alfred, Jr., Lillian, Charles Gilbert and Eva Ruth Lunt), Baby has been quite sick all day.

January 18, 1906 (Thursday) – It stormed all day.

January 19, 1906 (Friday) – I went in town, it was very stormy all day. I had dinner at Ada Woods. Sister Lillian (Lillian May Sperry)  came up in the afternoon and had supper with us.

January 20, 1906 (Saturday) – Was home all day. Pearl (Eva Pearl Sperry) came up in the afternoon and had supper with us.

January 21, 1906 (Sunday) – Was home all day with the children (Alfred Oscar, Jr., Lillian, Charles Gilbert and Eva Ruth Lunt). Ruth (Ruth Sperry) came up in the afternoon and stayed until after supper. My husband (Alfred Oscar Lunt) came home on the evening train. Clara (Clara Golden) slept home. 

January 22, 1906 (Monday) – My husband (Alfred Oscar Lunt) went to Sanpete, I was home all day. Baby (Eva Ruth Lunt) was sick.

January 23, 1906 (Tuesday) – In the afternoon, Mother (Caroline Webb) came and later Ruth (Ruth Sperry). They had supper with us and Ruth slept here. Mother and I and the baby (Eva Ruth Lunt) went down to Grandpa Sperry’s (Charles Sperry) and spent the evening. Aunt Augusta Sperry (Emma Augusta Taylor) was there.

January 24, 1906 (Wednesday) – Alfred (Alfred Oscar Lunt, Jr.) and Lillian (Lillian Lunt) went over to their Grandma Sperry’s (Caroline Webb) to watch for their father (Alfred Oscar Lunt) when he came on the train. He stood on the back of the train and waved to them, which pleased them very much. My husband was here for dinner, then left on the afternoon train for up north. I took Alfred and went in town and then we went to Relief Meeting. As usual, we had a lovely meeting. Sister Amanda Ellison was sustained as first counselor to Sister Cazier (Mary Ann Parkes). They asked me to give the next lesson, which will be in two weeks. After I returned home, Lillian (Lillian May Sperry), Pearl (Eva Pearl Sperry) and Edie Tranter came up for a little while.