Journal of Adolph G. Rosengarten, Jr. - February
- Heavy snow fell. Lasted until March 5th.
- J.W. Bickers began transplanting to make room for new garden. Some laurel is fill in planting at entrance but most material is nursery.
- Pantaleone Antrilli entered our employ as a gardner: three days per week.
- James & Amy Fear entered our employ.
- Nini Borgerhoff, two daughters & three Princeton professors fere for the night after attending "The Doll's House" at the Univ. of Penna.
- A.G.R. Jr. & J.N.R. returned Oakland where we had Teen, Ray Hayworth: 2 good days only.
- George & Anita; Chas & Rita; Penny & Sam: Sherry & Porter from State Store, Brandy XXX de Luge; Wagner # 7.
- Thaw, but still pleanty of snow.
- At 7 AM it was -5°; 15 consecutive day when max temp. never above 32°.
- A.G.R. Jr. & JNR returned from Oakland: five days with Ray and Teen Hayworth: 22 Quail R's & 16 Hayworths.
- At 6:30 AM it was 0°; this was coldest day since 1948.
- Cold continues w/ defeciency since Jan. 1st -311°. Snow beginning about 11:30 AM.
- Still snow. No work done.
- A.G.R. Jr. returned from Saranac. A heavy rain which did not clear off the snow enough & where it froze later made the driveway very bad.
- At 12:05 AM today. J.N.R. & A.G.R. Jr. sailed on S.S. Statendam for a cruise in the West Indies. We touched at Puerto Rico, Martinique, Barbados, Trinidad, La Quirna (Venezuela), Curcoa, Colon, Jamaica, & Havana.
- Snow stopped at 1:30 PM w/ fall of 11-12". For first time in 17 days temp. above 32°.
- Janet Newlin Rosengarten died at the age of 71.
- After four days in Criminal Division Common Pleas, on his retrial, Charles E. Godfrey plead guilty.
- A blizzard which began 10:00 PM on 5th and continued until 8:00 AM on 7th, dropped 14" to 18" of snow. Worst in 30 years.
- Still cold: snow and ice on ground.
- Still warm. Dug drainage ditch, on Stewart line from stream toward road.
- The second blizzard of the winter began at 3:00 AM about a foot of snow, very cold.
- A.G.R. Jr. submitted to the Hist. Dept. U. of Pa. his thesis for a Ph. D.
- Skiing on Montgomery's Hill. Slow.
- A.G.R. Jr. & J.N.R. to Princeton to see Nini Borgerhoff's new house
- Pantaleone Antrilli entered our employ as a gardner: three days per week.
- Departure of A.G.R. Jr. & J.N.R. to Oakland: delayed from 7th by blizzard.
- Coldest day I have ever known. At 12:005 AM the temp. was 8° below zero; at 7:00 AM it was 18° below zero.
- More snow.
- Mandes & Co. (under suppervision of Farrow) began demolishing old walls to make way for new garden. Work stopped w/ snow of Feb. 15th.
- Dinner of 22 at Chanticleer for David & Cynthia Le Roy-Leurs.
- Some what warmer; after two weeks of frost. Ice from swimming pool about 9" thick.
- Light snow, but some thaw during day.
- Christine Penrose Goodman born at 7:45 AM.
- A.G.R. Jr. given The Main Line Award at the Wayne Lions Club Charter Night Dinner at the Old Covered Wagon Inn, Strafford,Penna.
- A.G.R. Jr. returned (via Hertz Drive it a/c railroad strike) from Oakland. H.R.N. Jr. at ux. where there too: they had 32 quail, I had 70.
- A.G.R. Jr. from Oakland w/ John & Basil Heath. Escaped from worst blizzard in S.C. in a hundred years, but brought back 68 quail.
- A.G.R. Jr. returned from Oakland after two weeks: HRM Jr. at ux first week, Teen & Ray second week. My swan song. Poorest shooting ever: 12 quail.
- -1° at 7:00 AM. A.G.R. Jr. & J.N.R. flew to Oakland Club for 4 days shooting.
- A.G.R. Jr. returned from Oakland: Weather was bad all three days there.
- 0° at 7:30 AM. David Le Roy-Leurs here & off to Oakland in AM.
- Worst blizzard on record: 23" of snow.
- Saturday: Rainy, so that the furniture got waxed with Jackson's "Patina"; occupying us over the week-end.
- J.N.R. motored home in a blizzard from Washington D.C. accompanied by Ensign Cornelia C. Newlin. The A.G.R. Jrs. said good-bye to one another at 15th and L St. Washington at about 7:30 AM, Dolph jumped in a cab and departed in the darkness for the air-port and parts unknown. Telephone call later that evening revealed he was in New York for the night, presumeably grounded by bad weather. (Entered by J.N.R.)
- First thaw of any consequence since Xmas 1947.
- 1" snow bringing total this winter to 49". record of 55.4" of winter 1898/99 still stands.
- A.G.R. Jr. returned from 5 days at Oakland: good shooting.
- A.G.R. Jr. & J.N.R. returned from Oakland: fair shooting but thoroughly enjoyed having Ray & Teen Hayworth with us there.
- Continues cold; snow flurries last night. J.N.R. & I go on a restricted wagon tomorrow, being Ash Wednesday.
- Coldest winter since 1917. Twenty-sixth consecutive day that there has been snow on the ground and since first of year, there have been twenty-one days during which temperatures remained below freezing.
- Spinelli Bros. breaking up boulders in pile on Brooke Road this week by air drill & dynamite.
- 0° at 6:30 AM. Much snow still on ground.
- Early snow changed to rain in PM & the following ice storm did great damage to trees & shrubs.
- A.G.R. Jr. returned from Oakland. One day late a/c snow. After week with Teen & Ray Hayworth. Shooting poor & only 10 quail.
- Some thawing in afternoon, but it turned cold when the sun set.
- Weather continues about normal, which is quite warm. Compared to last year.
- A.G.R. Jr. & J.N.R. to Oakland Club Pineville, S.C. with Cookes.
- Heavy rain today but much snow from Jan. 29th still on ground.
- Temperature defeciency since Feb. 1st to date is 144 deg & since Jan 1st, 220 deg.
- Cable from Adolph as follows: "A.P.O. 887. Love Adolph" gave proof of his safe arrival in the British Isles.(Entered by J.N.R.)
- AGR Jr & JNR left hurridly for Palm Beach, Fla. on account of the illness of A.G.R., Returned Feb 25th, '46.
- Highest temp. today, 73°, a record for the day. Very warm weather continues.
- A.G.R. Jr. & V.S.R. to St. Croix, Virgin Islands.
- Clear warmish day. JAmes O'Brien & I piled wood that had been cut this winter.
- Wet snow, about 2" in all, fell today. First real snow of the year.
- 16" snow reported is to be the heaviest since 1922. Work to come.
- A.G.R. Jr. to Oakland for four days quail shooting.
- After a week at Oakland w/ David Le Roy-Leurs, who flew to St. Kitts on 15th, JNR & AGR Jr. returned with 45 quail.
- A.G.R. Jr. returned fromOakland. Poor shooting with only 15 quail.
- Snow still on ground, though there has been some melting. Richard reports that the frost has penetrated 8 inches into the ground.
- At 6:30 AM, it was 0°.
- Pipes in third floor bathroom at Chanticleer burst early AM, Living room flooded & damage extensive.
- At 7:30 AM, -10°.
- Beginning at noon. A wet snow fell. Depth at 6 PM about 5"-6".
- A.G.R. Jr. & JNR home on ten day leave from C.B.S. Ft. Monroe, Va.
- We have spent the most recent week-ends untangling the tangles on new area.
- A.G.R. Jr., J.N.R., H.R.N. Jr. to OAkland Club for five days. It rained some part of each. Shooting fair & we returned with 32 birds.
- Snow, about 6". Some still on ground on March 6th.
- Very heavy snow storm: 16+"
- Excess temp. since first of the month 125°; defeciency since Jan. 1st 2.22 in. Started to snow at 7:00 AM & fell until 2:30 PM to depth of 8-10 in. Spent PM clearing off drive: it warmed up during the afternoon & melted some.
- Snow beginning at noon reached a depth of 12 in. by 10 AM the 21st.
- A.G.R. Jr. & J.N.R. to Chicago to stay with Murphy's till Feb. 24th.
- Height of cold spell which followed snow of 16th Feb. Defeciency since Feb 1st 172°.
- Warm; some melting but plenty of snow left, particularly in the drifts. Rain in the PM, turning to snow toward midnight.
- PRior to this morning, the snow af Jan 24th was still on ground where it had drifted. Starting at 9:00 AM, wet snow fell till 7:30 PM. Depth 3 to 4 in.
- Clear with cold North wind. Average temp 23°. Slight thaw in direct sunlight. Defeciency of temp. since Feb 1st, 207°, since Jan 1st, 286°.
- Clear, cool, but neither snow nor frost on or in the ground. J.N.R. & I to Andorra Nurseries.
- We returned from the West Indies on a bitterly cold & windy day. Which was a severe change from the tropics.
- A.G.R. Jr. commissioned Major A.U.S.
- A.G.R. Jr. (with Hank & Tanna Nielson) returned from Oakland: 90 quail.
- During this week, Upper Bank Nurseries planted large hemlock on Brooke Road W. of sruce. Swamp magnolia below poplar to E. of that point: moved laurel from bed by stream to road just E of drive: two yews on bank W. of drive & three white pines N.W. of house in woods w/ two cherry laurel in front.
- Jennifer, born Nov. 3rd 1979, arrived from Knoxville, Tenn. "Pembroke Welsh Corgie"
- Very cold.
- Moderate thaw of snow that fell. Washington's Birthday.
- Slight thaw.
- A.G.R. Jr. & J.N.R. returned after 4 days at Oakland with Ray & Teen Hayworth. A/C extreme cold, poor shooting: A.G.R Jr. w/ achillies tendon trouble.
- Temp. 12°; at 11:00 AM it began to snow, continuing throughout the day.
- 3 truck loads of top soil added below lower stone wall of "New Garden" to level area designed for 3 new cutting beds.
- Am. Hawthorne (Cratagegus cordata) planted below new rose beds: & Ky. Coffee tree at Rush's house.
- Snow continued. Official depth 7.4"
- Rain, quickly changing to sleet, & later to snow in early evening.
- Thaw continued yesterday & today. Roads now clear but pleanty of snow still on ground.
- Geo. D. Rosengarten, Ph. D. buried today. He died Feb 23rd after a long illness.
- A.G.R. returned 9:30 PM from 4 days at Oakland: two splendid & two poor. 24 quail (plus 8 to Gadsdin)
- End of the coldest month on record. Defeciency for month 328°. Precipitation ?, Snowfall 18.1"
- Defeciency of temp. 23°; precipitation 3.12in.
- Excess temp. for month 57°: since Jan 1st 337°: precipitation since Feb 1st 1.66in.
- Packard Convertible Six bought today; turned in the Buick. Excess for month 92°; precipitation 6.02in.
- Excess temp. for month 148°; precipitation 6.02in.
- AGR Jr. returned from hospital.
- Despite cold & snow in first 15 days. Excess temp. for month 11°: Def. for year 241°
- Third coldest Feb. in XX Century & sixth since records kept. Defeciency since Feb 1st 193°, for year 339°
- First wet month in past fourteen: Excess rainfall since 1:1:66 1 inch.
- Samantha Waring Goodman born in New York, N.Y.
- Much melting, the strem unusually high. End of a very unpleasant month: temperature defeciency since the first 185 deg. and since Jan 1st 264 deg. Precipitation 3.46in.
- Still snow on ground, but melting. Temp. excess since Feb 1st 23°: defeciency since Jan 1st 193°. Defeciency of rainfall since Jan 1st '40 2.87 in.
- A real old fashioned winter with much snow on the ground. Temp. for month was just average but defeciency since 1st Jan - 151°.
- Upper Bank Nurseries completed, as far as the culvert from Harrison's pond, the dry wall along Brooke Road.
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