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Journal of Adolph G. Rosengarten, Jr. - January

January 1st

1935


- Apple-tree south of house given a very expert & careful pruning. Wet. Unpleasant day.

1936


- The Jeaves & Dick Lloyd for tea.

1947


- A heavy rain all day.

1956


- A.G.R. Jr. to Oakland Club. Pineville, S.C. for a weeks moderate shooting. Brought back 29 quail.

1961


- A.G.R. Jr. to Oakland Club for five days quial shooting: returned with 35 birds.

1971


- Snow storm: returned from Wests at 11:00 AM.

January 2nd

1957


- James Rudd Newlin christened at Old St. Peter's - AGR Jr god-fater & JNR god-moher.

1960


- A.G.R. Jr. to Oakland for four days good shooting. Returned with 36 quail.

1966


- A.G.R. Jr. & J.N.R. to Oakland: returned after 4 days for George Packard's funeral. At Oakland, Reese & Teen Patterson came over from Knoxville, Tenn.
January 3rd

1952


- John C & Peggy Murphy here for the night from Chicago, & next day we went to Harry Dupont's Winterthur Museum at Wilmington, Del.

1955


- A.G.R. Jr. at Oakland Club, Pineville, S.C. for a weeks quail shooting. Very few birds.

1956


- James Rudd Newlin born at Chestertown, MD early today.
January 4th

1958


- Nini, Borge, Jenny, Beth came for lunch to see the new house.

1986


- A.G.R. Jr. returned from Knoxville after six days with Teen & Ray Hayworth
January 5th

1934


- Ice on Mill Dam; so hockey game in PM.

1950


- Warmest day on record w/ temp. at 62.5°. Jasmine brought in partially in bloom.

1978


- A.G.R. Jr. returned from Oakland. 3 days with Samuel Patterson. Bad wather, 18 quail.
January 6th

1946


- Warm: 52° at 8:00 AM. Snow lmost all gone.

1963


- A.G.R. Jr. & J.N.R. flew to Oakland Club, S.C. where we were joined by Reese Patterson: excellentshooting, good weather, but J.N.R. got flu coming home.
January 7th

1966


Bickers planted smooth bark hickory & "Ironwood" between here & Chanticleer.
January 8th

1972


- A.G.R. Jr. & J.N.R. returned from Oakland where we shot with Teen and Reese Patterson. Weather above average. Total kill was 68 quail.
January 9th

1971


- A.G.R. Jr. & J.N.R. returned from Oakland. Where we shot with Teen & Reese Patterson. Weather well below average. Total kill was 63 quail.

1975


- A.G.R. Jr. returned from 5 days Oakland with Samuel Patterson: 38 kill.

1981


- A.G.R. Jr. returned from 5 days Oakland with Morris Stroud: 22 quail.

1975


- A.G.R. Jr. returned from 4 days Oakland with Morris Stroud: 15 quail.

January 10th

1942


- J.N.R. joined A.G.R. Jr. at Columbus, Georgia. We shared 1444 Broadway with Grahame & Emilie Wood.

1954


- Jay Cooke and AGR Jr. to Oakland Club, South Carolina to shoot quail. We left about 4: PM in a snow storm & during week we were gone. Weather atrocious.

1964


- A.G.R. Jr. & J.N.R. to Oakland Club. Poor weather, cold & rainy. To the Wedge at Charleston with the Woodwards on way home returning Jan. 20th.

1965


- Ditto, Except we atayed in Charleston only & returned Jan. 19th.

1970


- A.G.R. Jr. & J.N.R. to Oakland, where joined by Teen & Reese Patterson. returning this day w/ 30 quail. Jan 9th record low for S.C. 12°.
January 11th

1945


- A.G.R. Jr. with G-2 Section First U.S. Army, promoted Lt. Col. Aus.

1955


- American Linden - 6" caliper - planted N.W. of porch: replaced old Elm.

1968


- A.G.R. Jr. & JNR returned from Oakland, where we had the Pattersons for five days. Best shooting ever: Patterson took 32 quail, the R's 44 & a woodchuck.

1982


- -8°F at Minder House at 7:30 AM.
January 12th

1935


- The Wests came for dinner.

1938


- First real snowfall of the year; about 1-1/2 - 2 in.

1944


- A.G.R. Jr. & J.N.R. closed 82 A Ingalls Road, Fort Monroe Va and came home on leave on change of station from C.B.S.
January 13th

1939


- Snow: about 3 to 4 in.

1946


- A.G.R. Jr. & JNR at Thomasville, N.C. for a week's quail shooting. As there was both rain & snow, the shooting was very poor.

1950


- One & sixty-nine one hundreth acr eof ground on Church Road added to Minder House today.

1968


- Ivy Moor [Joe Moor] Contractors Inc. began excavating new pond on 2 acres formerly Harrison's, & filling the old one.

1978


- Circa 11:00 PM ice storm began. Very heavy damage by next AM.
January 14th

1939


- A.G.R. Jr. confined to house with blister on left heel acquired about two days before xmas. Damn nuisance.

1940


- A.G.R. Jr. returned from 3 days shooting at Thomasville, N.C.

1966


- A.G.R. Jr. & J.N.R. returned from five days at Oakland with Reese & Teen Patterson: Excellent shooting & we brought home 48 quail.

1977


- Ledlie Borgerhoff from Princeton & Bard College for the weekend.
January 15th

1937


- Excess temp. since Jan 1st is 156 deg. ; rainfall 0.84 in.

1940


- Leo & Susannah Quinn departed & Harry & Daisy Wilde entered our employ at $140.00 for mo.
January 16th

1937


- Very mild, in fact a warm winter so far. Crocus & tulips are definitely showing in some places perhaps up an 1".
January 17th

1934


Dr. & Mrs. Newlin, Nickie & Nini came for dinner. First time as a family.

1935


Snow in early morning - turning to rain.

1975


A.G.R. Jr. returned from two weeks at Oakland: joined by JNR & Morris Stroud for last week. Weather passable & shooting only fair.

1972


At 7:15 AM this morning temperature at front door -10°

1982


A record low: -7°F at Airport & -14°F at our front door at 7:30 AM.
January 18th

1938


- Coal hot-water heater removed & gas hot-water installed in its place.

1954


- Very cold. -2° at 7:00 AM. Clear at 9:00 PM for 90% eclipse of moon.

1961


- Moore's Nurseries began planting Maackia amurensis just W. of terrace & finished (cont. on Jan 19th)
January 19th

1935


- More snow, turning to steady rain during most of day.

1936


- Heavy snow storm began early this morning: changed to hail & ended in fine snow.

1938


- Temp at 7:00 AM was 8°: coldest day this winter.

1940


- Cold: 2° at 7:00 AM.

1956


- End of a very cold week: furnace in trouble, but quickly fixed by A. Hacker.

1961


- (Cont. from Jan 18th) at 3:00 PM today. Just in time as heavy snow began about 8:00 AM.

1977


- Continued cold: 0° at 7:15 AM.

1974


- A.G.R. Jr. Caterer at Rabbit: 31 for lunch, 21 for dinner.
January 20th

1934


- Wests, Keiths, Penny & R. Gibbon came to dinner. Our first formal dinner. Martini's, Zeltinger Berg (Liquor Stores), Brandy, Rye & Irish Whiskey.

1961


- Snow ended at 7:30 AM at least 14" fall. Followed by a cold wave.

1968


- J.N.R. & A.G.R. Jr. returned from a week at Oakland with Reese & Teen Patterson with 45 quail & a wood chuck: the Pattersons took 34 to Knoxville, Tenn.

1969


- E.T. Williams, Warden of Rhodes House, Oxford, spent the night.

1978


- By mid-afternoon blizzaed had dropped 14" snow.
January 21st

1936


- Beginning today & continuing until Feb. 4th temperature has been continually below freezing. A total of 13 consecutive.

1961


- 0° at 7:30 AM.

1978


- Circa mid-night or an hour there after i.e. 22 Jan. AGR Jr. returned from Oakland. Fair shooting: AGR Jr. 22 quail: HRN Jr. 12 & M.S.W. 8.
January 22nd

1937


- Snow began this morning.

1956


- A.G.R. Jr. & J.N.R. to Oakland till 26th, then to Woodward's The Wedge for weekend & home 28th. Fair quail shooting.

1966


- First snow of the winter: began 8 PM & continued until 6/8" accumulated.

1968


- Bickers began cleaning out & burning poor trees on new property Brooke Road.

1984


- At 7:30 AM -10°F.
January 23rd

1935


- Snow continues.

1936


- Very cold. Official temp -2° at 9:00 AM. Local experts report -10°.

1944


- AGR Jr. & JNR left for Washington, D.C.

1950


- R.H. Johnsons & Co.'s bull dozer here this week. Clump of walnut & ash trees on Brooke Road w/ boulders pushed out to make room for clump of spruces etc. to follow. Also some trees & stumps on Church Road fired dug out.
January 24th

1935


- Snow stopped early today. Depth of 20 in. Very cold & snowed in for the day.

1983


- Lath or slat house against old stable & next to greenhouse completed.

1987


- Snow from 8 AM to 8:00 PM dropped 13". Heaviest since 1983.
January 25th

1935


- Very cold. -4° at 7:00 AM.

1947


- Very warm, offical high in Phila. 59° at 3:00 PM.
January 26th

1948


- AGR Jr. to Thomasville, N.C. where there was too much snow for good shooting.

1950


- 74° at 4:00 PM an all time January high. AGR Jr left for Thomasville, N.C. until Feb 1st. J.N.R. joined the party there on Jan. 29th. Rain, hence poor shooting bur good fun.

1953


- Harold and Marian Fry entered our employ.

1966


- Another snow storm: 4".
January 27th

1934


- Drains in swamp between drive & AGR's line opened; the creek down the middle, opened. Trees & rocks along Brooke Road are being removed.
January 28th

1935


- Continued cold. -4° at 7:00 AM.

1947


- A.G.R. Jr. to Thomasville, N.C. for the last three days of quail shooting. Very mediocre. J.N.R. & Helen West to Atlantic City for two days.

1962


- Twenty people for a buffet supper after the S.P.S. Evening Service at St. Davids.
January 29th

1934


- Cold & frost. Ground frozen until ? Whew, oh about middle of April.

1940


- AGR Jr & J.N.R. to Boston for a week.

1952


- A.G.R. Jr. & G.R. Packard to Thomasville, N.C. for last two days shooting. Very cold.

1977


- Cold which began in Jan. 17th continues: at 7:30 AM temp. was -3°.
January 30th

1966


- The blizzard of 66 began 29th & continued till 3:00 PM today. 10' fine snow with high winds reated heavy drifts. Rainfall for month 2.8", defec. .5".
January 31st

1935


- Defeciency this month 35°. Precipitation 4.21 in. (mostly snow)

1936


- Defeciency this month 79°. A.G.R. Jr. left for Saranac.

1937


- Very warm month: excess temp. 270°: like wise very wet, precipitation 5.04 in.

1938


- Excess temp. for month 41°; defeciency of rainfall 0.98 in.

1940


- Defeciency of temp. for month 216°; very cold but no snow to speak of.

1947


- Excess for the month approx 200°.

1955


- A/C cold spell which began on 24th, defeciency for month 70°. 6" frost in ground.

1961


- Very cold since the 21st. Defeciency for month -252°.

1977


- Defeciency for month -296°.

1978


- Snowfall 23.4" (second on record), rainfall 8.86". The record.

1981


- A.G.R. Jr. & J.N.R. returned Oakland: poor shooting. Ray & Teen Hayworth with us.

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