By Adelia Goble: This is a 2000 Ocean County Historical Society publication. If you have ever wondered what the life of a servant was like, this book will answer all of your questions. The book contains Adelia Goble’s personal writing about her life as a maid for Presbyterian Minister Rev. Spencer C. Dickson and his family from 1902 to 1908. Some of her diary’s entries are harsh, but the reader will come away with a better sense of the life of a servant in the beginning of the twentieth century.