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Lucy Middagh (1822-1900)
1888-1889 Diary
Transcribed by Rural Diary Archive volunteers

Daily Journal 1888
Daily Journal for 1888
From the collection of Debbie Hoermann 524 Eagle Pt Dr. Tom's River NJ 08753 2004
Toronto: Published by Brown Brothers, Manufacturing Stationers.
DATE

BILLS PAYABLE - OCTOBER

DOLLS.

CTS.

Contents


1 Names of Parents



2 Names of Children



3 Parents RECEIVABLE. Married



4 Children Married

Names of Parents
John Middagh Born August 23 1813 Died May 5 1885
Lucy Arvilla Rosseter Born Oct 22, 1822 " Nov. 22 1900

Names of Children
John Harvey M Born Sep, 30, 1844 " Oct 19 1912
Mary Middagh Born Jan, 11, 1846 Died October 22 1880 1880 {1880 is written above the
scratched out date}
Charles Henry M Born Aug, 23, 1847 Died September 23 1901
Sally Middagh Born Apr, 28, 1849 Died August 22 1928

Lucy Aurilla Born Mar 3 1851 Died August 18 1852
Lucy Aurilla Born Dec, 2, 1852 Died September 27 1921
Dinah Elizabeth Born Nov 4 1854 Died Jun 31 1896
William Ambrose Born May 8 1857
Samuel Middagh Born Apr, 8, 1859
Victoria Abigail Born May, 27, 1861 Died Nov 19 1934
Sylvester John Born July 18, 1863 Died August 17 1884
Ezra Sipes Born Feb, 26, 1864
William Hyndman Born September 20 1847 - Died August 11-1935

Parents RECEIVABLE. Married
{Receivable is printed title and she has written Parents and Married on either side of it.}
John Middaght & Lucy Arvilla October 1 1843

Children Married
John Harvey Middagh & Florence Prouty September 14 1881
Mary Middagh & Robert Parker October 27 1876
Charles Henry Middagh & Mary An Shaw September 24 1877
Sally Middagh & William Hyndman March 30 30 1871
Lucy Aurilla Middagh & James Carson June 10 1878
Dinah Elizabeth Middagh & Alexander Hyndman June 11 1873
William Ambrose Middagh & Maggie Belingham January 7 1884
Samuel Middagh & Laury Daus March 10 1887

Victoria A Middagh & Thomas Jamieson September 9 1891
Ezra Middagh and Mary Lane 1888
Joseph Hyndman born Jun 1808 at Ballymena Ireland
Died at Hallville Ont. May 11 - 1897. Aged 89 years 4 mos.
Came to Canada July 12 - 1829.
got a Letter from Lucy the 24 of December
got a Letter from Tory the 24 of December
got a Letter from Tory the 3 of January
got a Letter from Ezra the 3 of January
got a Letter from John the 0 5 of January
got a Letter from Tory the 7 of January
got a Letter from Tory the 14 of January
got a Letter from Abigail the 19 of January
got a Letter from Sam the 28 of January
got a Letter from Tory the 28 of January
got a Letter from Willia the 3 of Febuary
got a Letter from Tory the 5 of Febuary
got a Letter from John the 9 of Febuary
got a Letter from Tory the 11 of Febuary
got a Letter from Tory the 19 of Febuary
got 55

DIARY 1888 {Printed title}

Sent a Letter to Tory the 29 of December
Sent a Letter to Lucy the 31 of December
Sent a Letter to Tory the 3 of January
Sent a Letter to Tory the 10 of January
Sent a Letter to John the 16 of January
Sent a Letter to Tory the 19 of January
Sent a Letter to Aurilla the 19 of January
Sent a Letter to Samy the 19 of January
Sent a Letter to Em Ezra the 28 of January
Sent a Letter to Tory the 28 of January
Sent a Letter to Ezra the 2 of Febuary
Sent a Letter to John and Sam the 65 of Febuary
Sent a Letter to Tory the 9 of Febuary
Sent a Letter to Tory the 14 of Febuary
A Present from Charles Middaagh to his Mother on Christmas 1887
Sent a letter to Tory the 20 of Febuary
Sent a letter to Tory the 29 Febuary
Sent a letter to Tory the 5 of March
Sent a letter to John the 12 of March
Sent a letter to Lucy the 12 of March
Sent a letter to Samy the 27 of March
Sent a letter to Will the 1 of April

Sent a letter to Ezra the 1 of April
Sent a letter to Will the 17 of April
Sent 500 Dollars to Ezra the 9 of June
Sent a Letter to Ezra the 25 of June
Sent 52
I got a Letter from Tory the 18 of Febuary
Got a Letter from Tory the 26 of Febuary
Got a Letter from Tory the 27 of Febuary
Got a Letter from Lucy the 29 of Febuary
Got a Letter from Tory the 4 5 of March
Got a Letter from Sam the 9 of March
Got a Letter from Abigail the 9 of March
Got a Letter from Magy the 10 of March
Got a Letter from Tory the 10 of March
Got a Letter from Tory the 17 of March
Got a Letter from Sam the 13 of March
Got a Letter from John the 7 of April
Got a Letter from John Ezra the 14 of April
Got a Letter from Lucy the 22 of April
Got a Letter from John the 17 of April

JANUARY MONDAY 2 (2-364) 1888

This is a verry nice day yesterday was the first day of the New Year it rained so we could not
go to Church help me Heavenly Father to spend my time in serving the better than I have
ever done before help me to serve the as I would wish I had when I come to Die Charles and
Min went to William Hyndmans last friday and Min and Nell and Bill Middaghs two Girls came
up with them Saturday and staid till to night and went town on the Cars we had a Turkey for
Diner drew 5 loads wood {the} day
Spring from on high hath visited us

TUESDAY 3 (3-363)
I must be I got a very nice xmas preasent a Fir Coat and this book I am very thankful to the
givers Min gave me the Coat and Charles the book the Boys went to the woods and a limb
fel on George and cut his face pretty bad it was well he was not killed he ought to be thankful
Got a letter from Tory and one from Ezra last night I think so much about them Min and
Charles wet up to Mr Speiks last to night Charles drew some wood to the School house to
day it is a very nice day Min washed to day drew 3
I must be about my Fathers business

WEDNESDAY 4 (4-362)
Georges face is a little better Charles drew 4 loads of wood to day Min washed the flanel
clothes this morning we painted 4 Chairs have read a good many Chapters to night Frank
got the cutter yesterday Jacob got the cutter to night I knit a while and then read awhile
James Louse was here to day selling skirt boards Eck Christy was here to night good by till
tomorrow Ben Tomkins is Married to day
Thou art my beloved Son

JANUARY THURSDAY 5 (5-361)
This is a very nice day George went home to day Charles went to an Auction at Mr James
Mills and Min went to William John Hyndmans for a visit and I am all alone It seems so long
since Tory went away I wonder does think as often about me as I do about her I gess she
does but she cant get away very well I wish Tiby would come up someday
Good by Man shall not live by bread alone

FRIDAY 6 (6-360)
a nice Morning I went down to Mr Clarks to day Sally Ratherford was there Charles came
after me it Stormed in the Afternoon I got sick to night had my old complaint pain in my
breast could not lay down till near 5 in the Morning it was a long night to be in Pain but it is
for my good it brings me nearer to God got a letter from John last night Flora is getting bet
the Lord be paised was at Clarks to day
At thy word I will let down the net

SATURDAY 7 (7-359)
it is raining this morning a dull looking day I am feeling some better to day for which I am
very thankful it seems I could not Stand such pain very long Min is cleaning while I am
writing it seems so lonesome since George went home only three of us I wish Tory was
home it seems so long since Lucy went away Charles went to Town Min went to Vanelens
Love ye your enemies and do good

JANUARY MONDAY 9 (9-357) 1883
There is no place here for Sunday so I will write on Monday Charles & Min went to Church I
did not feel well enough to go read 2 Sermons at home good ones to it is a nice day not very
cold Sid Shaw and his wife and Ida Gernsey was here Sunday this is a nice day to McKeene
was here grinding hog feed we are having the lovely weather my breast is well I hope I am
thankful to my Maker for all his goodness to me the Sleighing is Splendid I got a letter from
Tory Saturday Charles Ground 124 Bushel
Her sins which are many are forgiven

TUESDAY 10 (10-356)
Min Washed to day Mr Christy was here to day I sent a letter to Tory to day Frank Vanallen
went to Otawa to day it is Snowing a little but is nice weather Charles went back to Mrs
Ralkwells this Afternoon I am not feeling very well have go a lame Back Min is Painting a
Box how I wish Tiby would come up home it is a long time since she has bee home I don't
know when Tory will come home Charles & Min went to Mr Gests tonight
Let him deny himself and take up his cross

WEDNESDAY 11 (11-355)
this is a blustery morning Charles put up nails for pictures Mr Mills was here Charles went to
Town this Afternoon Tomy Homes staid here all night to night George came back to night his
face is getting better I finished a pair of socks to night it is pretty cold 13 Below zero Mr Reed
and Miss Bates gets Married at 5 to night the Afternoon has turned out fine the Methodus
Church was set on fire this week
The harvest truly is great but the laborers are few

JANUARY THURSDAY 12 (12-354) 1888
this is a cold Morning but very nice Tomy Homes went away this Morning the Boys went to
the Woods I hope nothing will happen to them they drew 4 loads to day Charles went to
Oxford Mills this Afternoon I went to Sid Shawn he sold his place yesterday for 48 Hundred
had a good visit they are going to move to Prescot the 1 of March May McNelige is poorly
keeps her Bed
All these things shall be aded

FRIDAY 13 (13-353)
the Boys drew 4 loads this forenoon the snow is Blowing prety well the Boys helped
Vanallens kill a Beef this Afternoon and then went down to Mr Mills Jade Smith is sick has
got the Erysiplas in her Face Charles and Min went down to Mr Christys this Evening to eat
Oysters My Back was to lame to go Mr Christy was 69 Thursday
Strive to enter in at the strait gate

SATURDAY 14 (14-352)
this is a lovely day I faced 2 pair of Mittins to day Lisa Woods & Bessy V Willia Vanalen was
here this Afternoon I have not had a letter this Week how I do like to get Letters from the
Children I wish Tiby would come home the Boys are in the Woods they drew 5 loads to day I
got a letter from Tory to night
go out into the highways and hedges

JANUARY MONDAY 16 (16-350) 1888

Charles & Min went to Church yesterday morning this is a cold Morning but it is very nice this
Afternoon George helped Mr Woods saw wood Charles went down to the Station this
forenoon and went to the shop in the Afternoon my Back is not much better Min hung some
Pictures May MeNelage is very low how thankful we ought to be for health I hope I am
thankful for all his Blesings
My Son was dead and is alive again

TUESDAY 17 (17-349)
George helped saw this forenoon Charles and Sam each got a loa went for Ice Charles got 1
load Sam 1 load Charles took Hay to Mr Scot it snowed all the Afternoon and all night
Fear no believe only

WEDNESDAY 18 (18-348)
Charles drew 3 load of Ice and Sam 1 the Roads are heavy Cas came here this forenoon the
snow is prety deep the snow plough went down and up to day it makes the snow fly good a
party from Kemptville went to Bob Blacks to night went home after 2 in the morning
suffer little children to come unto me

JANUARY THURSDAY 19 (19-347) 1888
Charles & Sam each drew a load of Ice they think they have got enough Charles drew 4
loads of wood this Afternoon he has gone to the Office to night I hope he will get a letter for
me I like to get letters from my Children may the Lord Bless them and keep them very near
to him Lord give me more Faith
The son of Man is come to seek and to save

FRIDAY 20 (20-346)
Charles drew 6 load of wood to day Min went up to see Mrs Woods She is sick with a cold
She went in to see Jade Smith she is getting better Mary Sheik was here yesterday Cas
went away to ni last night
Whosoever shall fall upon that stone shall be broken

SATURDAY 21 (21-345)
Charles drew 1 load of wood to day that is 40 load he has up it is very cold weather but it is
clear and pleasant Charles went to Town this Afternoon Mrs Car was Buried to day
This cup is the new testament in my blood

JANUARY MONDAY 23 (23-343) 1888
Charles and Min went to Churt this Morning it was sacrement Sunday 24 below zero Mr
Charles sawed wood this Afternoon it snowed all the Afternoon but is warmer than it was we
had 9 Men did not get a letter from Tory Saturday the first time she has missed I always got
one on Saturday before I feel so disapointed hope she is not sick
Father into Thy hands I commend my spirit

TUESDAY 24 (24-342)
we finished sawing this forenoon I is prety cold to day the weather changes so often it is cold
but clear the Boys went to the woods this Afternoon I dont know what they went for they went
to cut wood for the sugar bush
ye shall be witnesses unto me

WEDNESDAY 25 (25-341)
it is very cold yet the Boys are cutting shingle Bolts Min went to Mr Vanalens this Afternoon
Charles went this Evening got home at 9 Oclock the Express went down as they came home
it is very unregular whatever is the cause
such as I have give I unto thee

JANUARY THURSDAY 26 (26-340) 1888
the Boys got out Shingle Bolts this forenoon and Charles drew 2 loads of stove wood to the
School House in the Afternoon it is very Blustery and Stormy and very cold I wish I was in
Some warmer Country than this is in the Winter got no Letter this week yet
Rejoicing that they were counted worthy

FRIDAY 27 (27-339)
the Boys have gone to the Bush this morning it is very cold yet but not Storming I wish I
could hear from Aurilla I almost dread to hear it is blowing very hard the roads are drifting full
Men of honest report full of the Holy Ghost and wisdom

SATURDAY 28 (28-338)
I Still blowing this morning no travail on the roads no mail Since last Saturday have had 2
Letters over a week and cant get them mailed they Shoveled out the road to day on this beat
Lord lay not this sin to their charge

JANUARY MONDAY 30 (30-336) 1888
it does not blow to day Charles & George went to Church the roads are very bad this this is a
nice morning the Boys went to the Bush for Shingle Bolts
He hath shed forth this which ye now see and hear

TUESDAY 31 (31-335)
Tuesd it is prety cold yet Charles and Sid Shaw went to the Election this After noon Alma
came down here George went home to day
Between us and you there is a great gulf fixed

FEBRUARY WEDNESDAY 1 (32-334)
Tib was here to day her Baby is growing fast it seemed good to have her home again Mr
Hyndman brought her up and Alec went to Kemptville and come this way home Jade Smith
and Cas was here this Afternoon Charles went to Lenixes Bee Ada Mackdugal was Buried to
day
He was led as a sheep to the slaughter

FEBRUARY THURSDAY 2 (33-333) 1888

this is a nice day Charles and Min went to Kemptville to day this is Candlemas day and it is
very bright no one here to d I was alone all the Afternoon Frank Vanallen came to me to
night
I am Jesus whom thou persecutest

FRIDAY 3 (34-332)
a lovely day Mrs Wood and Baby was here to day She is a busy Child ch Charles went to the
ofice this Afternoon I have got a bad cold the young people had a surprise party at
WilliamsClarks to night
God is no respector of persons

SATURDAY 4 (35-331)
it is snowing a little Bessy Smith was here this Afternoon Charles killed the Cow she could
not eat good my cold is a little better I finshed a pair of socks to day set up a pair of stockings
A good Man and full of the Holy Ghost

FEBRUARY Numbers MONDAY 6 (37-329) 1888
I went to Church to day to the Stone Churck Text in Deautoromy 10 Chapter 29 30 31 32
verses had a good sermon I enjoyed it so much have not been to Church before this Winter it
is prety cold to day Monday there is no place to write for Sunday so I take make Monday do
them both Min washed Charles killed a Cow for Dog feed
Prayr was made without ceasing for him

TUESDAY 7 (38-328)
I made a foot spread to day it is very cold weather I stay prety close to the stove my health is
very good this Winter I hope I am truly thankful to my Heavenly Father for all the Blessings
that I receive the Children are all good to me Duncan Cunings Boy was buried to day with
Deptheria
By Him all that believe are justified from all things

WEDNESDAY 8 (39-327)

this is a stormy morning Mr Hyndman came up for me this Morning they are going to have a
few there Mr & Mrs Alonso Bowen Mr & Mrs Nelson Bowen Mr & Mrs James Hyndman & Mr
Merclay and my self had a Turky Diner Mrs Smith & Mrs Fraser was here this forenoon Sory
I was away
He left not Hymself without witness

FEBRUARY THURSDAY 9 (40-326) 1888
it is very cold I am knitting Edging and taking care of Baby the Baby is very good the
Children all go to school it seems so good and quiet when they are at School they they dont
seem to mind it but they make me nearly Crazy Some times
Known unto God are all His works

FRIDAY 10 (41-325)
Mr Cameron was here to day and Christened the Baby her Name is Esther Elizabeth a good
big name for a little Girl She is a very healthy Baby last night and to day is the coldest
weather we had this winter it was 30 Degrees below zero
Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ

SATURDAY 11 (42-324)
it is still prety cold Alec went to Kemptville to day am still knitting and nursing Baby got a
letter from John and one fn from Tory this week Duncan Cumings lost another Boy with
Deptheria
Be not afraid but speak

FEBRUARY MONDAY 13 (44-322) 1888
Tiby washed to day it is a I went to Church Sunday morning the Text was in Gallations 3
Chapter 1 wirse and went in the Evening the Text was in Collossions 4 Chapter 3 verse
Monday Tiby washed to day and Baked pies we are going down to Winchester to morrow
night at 5 oclock we are going on the Train Alec was at South Mountain got the Baby a cap
Anne Martin Married
In Him we live and move and have our being

TUESDAY 14 (45-321)
it rained last night and is raining this morning Mr Hyndman & Alec & Tib got an Invitation to a
Wedding yesterday Bella Wison & Mr Clark is to be Married the 22 well we came down to
Willias to night Willia had to come to the Station twice we took a Cat down to Nell Charles
brought it to the Station Tib and the Cat went out the 1 load I went the 2 Load Min went to
Clarks
So mightily grew the word of God

WEDNESDAY 15 (46-320)
it is very cold to day and blustery Sally cooked Herings and they were splendid the roads are
full of pick holes from the Station to Willias the Baby is a little cross Albert Roses Wife was
Buried to day she Died Sunday morning at the hospital in Montreal
It is more blessed to give than to receive

FEBRUARY THURSDAY 16 (47-319) 1888
Adala & Mercy Hut came to Willias this Morning and staid all day Robert Parker & Wife came
in the Afternoon and staid the Evning they have got a Baby Girl at James Irvins I would have
liked to of went and seen it but it was stormy and the roads were bad
Ready to die for the name of the Lord Jesus

FRIDAY 17 (48-318)
it is a nice morning and is not cold Sally got an early Diner and Willie took us to the Station
we had to wait more than half an hour found Alec at the station waiting for us we were glad
to get home the baby was a good deal better when she got home Charles and Min went to
Town
The God of our fathers hath chosen thee

SATURDAY 18 (49-317)
Mr James Steward was Buried to day at 11 oclock and his son is very low they dont expect
him to live Mr Cameron is sick sent for the Doctor to day the Doctor says it is his Liver

The Lord stood by him

FEBRUARY MONDAY 20 (51-315) 1888
Aleck and I went back to the Hallville Church this morning to hear Mr Conly his Text was in
Leviticus 10 Chapter 1 to 10 verse came home after Diner May McNilige was Buried to day
Charles and Min was at the funeral Monday it is raining to day I am glad to get home again
Charles and Min have gone up to Sid Shaws Sid gave Min his Oleander Anne Clark was
here to day staid the Evening
To the Jews have I done no rong

TUESDAY 21 (52-314)
this is a nice day Min washed to day Charles washed his Harness this forenoon and drew a
load of wood to Town this Afternoon Min went to a quilting Bee to Mr Woods this Afternoon I
have got a stif neck Mr Cameron is no better
God hath given thee all them that sail with thee

WEDNESDAY 22 (53-313)
this is a very nice day Sandy Clark and Bella Wilson was Married to night at 6 John Sheik
and May and Alace and Lisa Henion And Jacob Vanallen & Mina Casalman & Jeny Vanallen
were all here this Evening Mr Vanallen and Edy were here in the Afternoon Charles drew a
load of woe
The Gospel the power of God unto Salvation

FEBRUARY THURSDAY 23 (54-312) 1888
this is a stormy day Charles drew a load of wood this forenoon Mr Martin and Jane Graham
will be Married to night Mr Christy was here this forenoon my neck is no better the weather is
mild to day Mr Cameron is no better Cas came here to night staid all night Laura had a Baby
a little Girl
The goodness of God leadeth the to repentence

FRIDAY 24 (55-311)

a butiful day nice and warm Charles is helping Vanallens saw wood to day Robert Stewart
was Buried to day at half past 10 Cas went away this forenoon Mr Cameron is no better
Father Spare his life if it is consistant with thy holy will
There is none righteous no not one

SATURDAY 25 (56-310)
a stormy morning snowed all the forenoon Charles drew a load of wood this Afternoon
another Funeral Mr Robison was Buried this Afternoon at 1 it is very Sickly I wonder who will
be the next God only knows Mr Cameron Died to night rest in peace
Peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ

FEBRUARY MONDAY 27 (58-308) 1888
Charles and Min went to the Baptist Church this Morning Sid Shaw and Alma and Amelia
Gernsey & Sam Vanalen & Jim Clark here this Afternoon Monday it is a bright Morning but
prety cold Charles is helping Vanalens saw wood to day Mrs Christie & Kity Lockwood was
here this Afternoon Tory sent Min and I a Colar
Dead indeed unto sin but alive unto God

TUESDAY 28 (59-307)
It is a cold day Mr the Reverand Mr Cameron was Buried to day the Reverand Mr Stewart
Preached his a Sermon from 2 Timothy 4 Chapter 7 & 8 verses they took him to Otawa and
put him in a vault till spring took him on the Cars William Reed Aleck Hyndmand Aleck Clark
& Charles Middagh went down to Ottawa with the Corps he will be missed so much
When I would do good evil is preasent with me

WEDNESDAY 29 (60-306)
I is a prety cold day Neal Kenion and Wife were here to day Charles came home on the 5
oclock Train Clark Balkwell went for him
It is of faith that it might be by grace

MARCH THURSDAY 1 (61-305) 1888

this is a very nice day Charles and Min went up to Sid Shaws this Afternoon Drew a load of
wood to the Station in the forenoon
If God be for us who can be againist us

FRIDAY 2 (62-304)
I went to Mr Beggs this forenoon Charles took me there and came after me Charles Drew a
load of wood this Aftern it is a prety cold Stormy day Cas was here to day and sent with
Charles for some things
The riches of His glory on the vessels of mercy

SATURDAY 3 (63-303)
It is a stormy Morning Sid Shaw was here after the sleigh Charles went to the shop this
forenoon Martha Smith and Miss Homes the tameson the Teacher was here this Afternoon
Charles went to an Auction to Mr Whalys at Hexton Mrs McDermit was Buried to day
{written up the right side of page: a calf to day}
The same Lord over all is rich unto all

MARCH MONDAY 5 (65-301) 1888
this is a lovely Morning but prety cold Charles & Min went to Church Mondy Charles went to
Prescot with a load for Sid Shaw a nice day but very cold Jake Vanalen does the chores Cas
went to John Vanalens to day
Present your bodies a living sacrifise

TUESDAY 6 (66-300)
this is a lovely day Charles will have a nice day to come home got home before dark John
Middagh and Wife came here to night Staid all night had a pleasant Evening
The night is far spent the day is at hand

WEDNESDAY 7 (67-299)

this is a lovely day John and Marget went home after Diner Charles went to the fair had
another Calf to night the work is begun
Follow after the things which make for peace

MARCH THURSDAY 8 (68-298) 1888
this is a nice morning a little cold had another Calf this morning Charles went down to the Mill
for some Bran Alec and Tib were hear to day the Baby is growing finely Alec & Charles went
to Sid Shaws Auction Charles has a bad Cold
The God of peace shall bruise saten under your feet

FRIDAY 9 (69-297)
Charles & Min went up to Sids Shaws this forenoon I went to Mr Christies this Afternoon Sid
came down here to night Staid all night Mr Ross and Alec Clark was here to night it has been
a lovely day Charles cold is no better
world by wisdom new no God

SATURDAY 10 (70-296)
this is a beautiful day looks like spring Sid Shaw went up after Diner Min is baking Mince
Pies Charles Cold is a little better Sid staid here all night it is a year to day Since Samy was
Married
We have the mind of Christ

MARCH MONDAY 12 (72-294) 1888
We were at home all day Sunday it is very stormy to day Sid Shaw went home to day
Charles took him to the Station Charles has a bad cold had to get Jake to do the chores he
felt so bad had a nother calf this Morning
If any mans work abide he shall recieve a reward

TUESDAY 13 (73-293)

This is a dreatful stormy Morning it blowed all night and it is snowing and blowing very hard
now killed a Calf to day Jake staid all night is doing the chorse the roads are all blocked up
the Train did not go up till 2 Oclock
He that judgeth me is the Lord

WEDNESDAY 14 (74-292)
{written down left side of page: 3 Engines went down & up with the snow plough to day} the
wind is abated a little Charles drove the Horses up to the Town line and down to Mr Christys
it is the worst Storm we had this year Jake went home to night had another Calf last night
Sam Vanallen here this Afternoon Charles is not much better
Purge out therefore the old leaven

MARCH THURSDAY 15 (75-291) 1888
Dinah & Matty Middaugh came up yesterday to Clarks Charles went to see the Doctor to day
Frank Vanallen went with him the weather is Moderated it is nice and warm
All things are not expedient for me

FRIDAY 16 (76-290)
Martha Clark & Dinah & Matta Middagh came here this Morning Staid all day Robert
Hyndman was here Sessing to day Aleck Hyndman was here to day Charles is not so well I
have a bad cold and sore throat the Girls went to Bill Clarks to night Jake went with them
Through thy knowledge shall the weak brother perish

SATURDAY 17 (77-289)
this is a nice day but prety cold the Girls went to Mrs McCargers to day Min is Baking Sam
Vanalen went to Morisburg to day Mina Caselman went home Charles is a little better expect
Tory home next week Flora laid an Egg to day
Whatsoever ye do do all to the glory of God

MARCH MONDAY 19 (79-287) 1888

Dinah & Maty went home to day Sunday Mr McCuit came for them Frank Vanal was here to
d a nice day Monday Min Washed to day Mr Wood was here this Afternoon Mr Christy here
to day John Workman is helping Charles this week had another Calf yesterday Aleck
Hyndman and Charle was here yesterday
This do in remembrence of me

TUESDAY 20 (80-286)
Charles is drawing Chingle Bolts down to the Station Churned to day for the first Charles
went to a Cheese Meting Mr Christy went with him Charles went to the Sugar bush and
brought out the pan it raine this Afternoon
The body is one and hath many members

WEDNESDAY 21 (81-285)
I went with Mr & Mrs Christy back to Eek Christys to see Mrs Martin the roads are very bad
Charles went to the Station to get stuf ground for the Cows we had another Calf to day John
Workman came here this Afternoon
The greatest of these is charity

MARCH THURSDAY 22 (82-284) 1888
Charles and Min went to Town to day it is a cold raw wind to day it is very cold he got the
Cornish for the Parler I am all alone
We shall all bear the imige of the heavenly

FRIDAY 23 (83-283)
T Tory came to day and brought Charley with her I tell you it was a surprise we never new he
was coming I was glad to see them both it is a nice little Boy their Trunks went on to
Winchester and came up at noon Sam and Taid here to night Alec and Tib here to see Tory
& Mr Christy
"Watch ye stand fast in the faith

SATURDAY 24 (84-282)

Saturday it is a very cold day Charles killed a Calf and took it to Town it was a good one An
& Martha Clark came to see Tory Besy & Willia Smith was here all the Afternoon to see
Charley thay had a big time
We are the epistle of Christ

MARCH SUNDAY MONDAY 26 (86-280) 1888
thay all went to Church this Morning went to Hyndmans for Diner Mrs Vanallen & Frank &
Jim & Aleck Clark & Tib & Ande Christy here in the Afternoon Monday prety cold snowed in
the Morning turned round and rained in the Afternoon Charles went to Town with a load of
wood
We are unto God a sweet savour of Christ

TUESDAY 27 (87-279)
Clark Balkwell put the cornish up in the P Parlour Mr Furgison and Mr Gilroy & Willia & Sally
here to day Tory & Charly went home with them Charles & Min went to Halville to a
Temperance Lecture to night
The inward man is renewed day by day

WEDNESDAY 28 (88-278)
Mr & Mrs Conly was here this Afternoon it rained all the day a drisly rain Jeny Balkwell was
Married to Samy Christy to night at 7 they had a bad day
In understanding be men

MARCH THURSDAY 29 (89-277)
Tory came home to day Charles sent a tub of Butter to Otawa Charles taped part of the
Trees to day Bob Beegs & Miss Black was Married this Morning at 9 Oclock and went to
Niagira falls I have a very bad cold Charles sent a Tub of Butter to day
We must all apear before the judgment seat of Christ

FRIDAY 30 (90-276)

Charles finished taping the Bush to day had quite a fall of snow to night Tory went down to
Clarks to day and was in at Mr Christys Mr Wood helped Charles tap the Bush Charles and
Sam got a load of saw dust
I dwell in them and walk in them

SATURDAY 31 (91-275)
Charles is Boiling sap to day Luther Wood is helping him Tory & Charley went to Mrs
Vanallens a little while my cold is no better
All Israel shall be saved

APRIL MONDAY 2 1888 (93-2730)
Charles and Tory went to church this morning Charles and Charley went to the Baptist
Church. Monday the boys Boiled Sap to day the girls washed Mrs. Wood was here this
Afternoon we Boiled down the Syrup had 6 Galon and a ½ George came to day
Perfecting holiness in the fear of God.

TUESDAY 3 (94-272)
Boiled down Syrup to day had 7 Galon and a ½ Charles took 7 Gallons of Syrup to Town to
day
For your sakes he became poor

WEDNESDAY 4 (95-271)
we filled 18 half Galons Cans and a bottle holds 3 quarts. Min & Tory & Mrs. Vanalen &
Frank and {Dany?} went to the Funeral Sam Mills Wife was Buried to day It has Rained most
all day
God loveth a cherful giver

APRIL THURSDAY 5 (96-270) 1888
Charles took some Syrup to Town - took 7 Galons it is thawing to day I will be glad when the
Snow is gone the sap is not runing to day

FRIDAY 6 (97-269)
Sowed Tomatoes no sap to day it is to cold took 10 Bushels of Potatoes down to the Station
Master An & Martha Clark here this afternoon Jim and {Kiah?} & Jim Beggs& Frank and Sam
Vanallen all here in the Evening we Sugard off for them Charles took 9 Galons of Syrup to
Town to day.
Satan himself is transformed into an angel of light.

SATURDAY 7 (98-268)
they was in the Bush to day Alec Rose & John McTavish was here yesterday Charles went
to the office to night got a letter from John Charly was well pleased to hear from home
My grace is sufficient for thee

APRIL MONDAY 9 (100-266) 1888
Charles walked down to Church the sap did not run any yesterday Tory and Charley went
down to Aleck to day Charles Sent a Tub of Butter to day took a Bool to Mr Jhoneston
Charles drew a load of Lumber from Hallville to the Station
The gospel which was preached of me is not after Man

TUESDAY 10 (101-265)
they are Boiling Sap to day it is a good Sap day it run good last night the first Buggy went
past to day it looks like Rain it rained to night Jim Clark was here to night Vanallens had a
little colt to night
The law our schoolmaster to bring us unto Christ

WEDNESDAY 11 (102-264)
it rained most all day it cleard of near night and is very nice had a nice bach of Syrup the Sap
runs Splendid it is a good Sugar Year
Not I but Christ liveth in me

APRIL THURSDAY 12 (103-263) 1888

a nice morning had a little Snow Storm this morning we Boiled a good bach of Syrup to day
Tory and Charley came home this forenoon
Thou art no more a servant but a son

FRIDAY 13 (104-262)
Charles went to Town this Afternoon took 7 Galons of Syrup and some veal Min went to
John Peter Smiths Hannah and Frank Parker came here and staid all night had 2 Caves to
day Tory took her Bird down to Christys to learn to sing
The fruit of the Spirit is love joy and peace

SATURDAY 14 (105-261)
it snowed nearly all day the sap run well to day we sugared off to day Hanah and Frank
Parker went home to night on the Train the Boys was in the Bush till half past 11 and lots of
Sap in the Bush
We shall reap if we faint not

APRIL MONDAY 16 (107-259) 1888
Charles and Frank walked up to the Baptist Church Yesterday they had a good days Boiling
to day had another Calf to day
That Christ may dwell in your hearts by faith

TUESDAY 17 (108-258)
the Snow is going very slow we Sugared of to day John McTavish and Maty Clark was here.
Charles gave me 25 Dollars to Day
Grieve not the holy Spirit

WEDNESDAY 18 (109-257)
Charles went to Iraquois to day it rained a little Bessy and Willia her to day
Put on the whole armour of God.

APRIL THURSDAY 19 (110-256) 1888
Tory wet to Christys and brought her Bird home
Walk in love as Christ also hath loved us

FRIDAY 20 (111-255)
F they Boild down Sap to day the Sugar weather is about over
I pray that your love may abound yet more

SATURDAY 21 (112-254)
we had a bucker of Syrup it is Stormy looking to day Charles and Min went to Mr. Sheiks
Charles took Potatoes to the Station
The excellency of the knowledge of Christ

APRIL MONDAY 23 (114-252) 1888
they all went to Church yesterday they gathered in the Buckets and the Girls washed them
Mr. Higgins & Gim & Ane & Matty Clark here to night we sugared of for them
Work out your own salvation with fear and trembling

TUESDAY 24 (115-251)
Charles Sold a Hog to Mr Johnson to day it is prety cold Sam and Tory went to Mr Cumings
to night we had 9 pigs to night
The peace of God that passeth all understanding

WEDNESDAY 25 (116-250)
Charles & Min went to Town to day George and Tory went to the Wedding Hillia Balkwell &
Martha Hyndman was Married to night at 7 oclock a beautiful day Gid Smith came home to
night is looking well
Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly

MAY MONDAY 14 (135-231 1888
Tory and I went to South Mountain to Church Yesterday had a good meting the Girls washed
this forenoon and papered this Afternoon Luther Wood here it rained a little is growing
wether
I know whome I have believed

TUESDAY 15 (136-280)
the Girls papered and finished cleaning house I went to see Mrs Jackson she is sick
If we believe not He abideth faithful

WEDNESDAY 16 (137-229)
Charles Min and Tory went to Mrs. Frasers to night
The Scripture is given by inspiration of God

MAY THURSDAY 17 (138-228) 1888
they planted Potatoes to day it is a nice day
He should live soberly righteously and godly

FRIDAY 18 (139-227)
Min and I went to Mr Colemans in the forenoon and Mr Blairs in the Afternoon we had a little
Colt to night Sat a Hen to night
Acording to His mercy He saved us

SATURDAY 19 (140-226)
it rained this forenoon it is very cold Tory is not very well
I am now ready to be offered

JUNE MONDAY 4 (156-210) 1888

we went to Church this Morning Monday Maim Brown came here this Afternoon to help Tory
to make a dress Martha Clark here to day

TUESDAY 5 (157-209)
Alec Hyndman came after Tory to nigh to help Tib fix for a Raising bee got a letter from Lucy
and one from Ezra to day

WEDNESDAY 6 (158-208)
Charles went to the Fair Sid Shaw came home with him we had a big storm this Afternoon it
took down 2 Maple Trees in our yard and broke a big limb of another one

JUNE THURSDAY 7 (159-207) 1888
Charles and George went to Aleck Hyndmans to help rais a Barn Tory has been there 2
Days

FRIDAY 8 (160-206)
Tory went to a picknick to day away back to the Rideau

SATURDAY 9 (161-205)
this is a nice day. things are growing nicely got a Pair of Gold Specks to day a Preasant from
Aleck and Tiby Hyndman

JUNE MONDAY 11 (163-203) 1888
Tory and I went to Church this Morning Hugh Dougal Preached had a big rain Monday the
girls washed to day it rained to day

TUESDAY 12 (164-202)
Charles went to Town Min and Charly went to Aleck Gregorys

WEDNESDAY 13 (165-201)
it rained to day I am failing prety fast

June Thursday 14 (166-200) 1888

Mr. and Mrs. Christy Mrs. Martin and I went to Hillia Pettons this afternoon Charles took elbin
to Town She has gone to see her sister
got a letter from John Hillia and Samy

FRIDAY 15 (167-199)
Painted the wire Doors and windows to day

SATURDAY 16 (168-198)
Painted them again to day Got young Turkeys to day I am not feeling very well Aleck Clark
and Tory went to Mr Fultons this afternoon

June MONDAY 18 (170-196) 1888
Tory came home last night Tory washed it is very warm Tib and Charley was here this
afternoon Neil Senior here for Ted

TUESDAY 19 (171-195)
Still very warm Tory is Baking for a Bee.

WEDNESDAY 20 (172-194)
we had a Bee to day it is the warmest day we have had 27 here for Supper

JUNE THURSDAY 21 (173-193) 1888
it is still warmer to day Tim Christy here this Afternoon Luther Woods here helping them to
day I feel so weak Got a Letter from Lucy to night {written on the right margin: Tib & Louise
Armstrong & Tub Christy here to night}

FRIDAY 22 (174-192)
It is very warm we have showry weather Tory was over to Vanallens to night Frasers was
there

SATURDAY 23 (175-191)

Still very warm it rained to day

JUNE MONDAY 25 (177-189) 1888
George & Tory went to Church Charles & I went to the Baptist Monday Tory washed to day it
is a little cooler this Morning Cas here to day I feel that I am failing fast

TUESDAY 26 (178-188)
Tory Matty Clark & Charly went to Mrs Balkwels to Back the Bird it is lonesome without it &
Mr Crowders here to day

WEDNESDAY 27 (179-187)
I went to Mr Smiths this forenoon Mrs Smith and I went to Mrs Frasers this Afternoon Mrs
Wood and Tade Smith here Luther Woods helped them hill Potatoes it is nice and cool

JUNE THURSDAY 28 (180-186) 1888
Tory and Charley went up to Jo Clarks this Afternoon Min Hyndman came here this
Afternoon

FRIDAY 29 (181-185)
Mrs Vanallen and Mrs Woods here this Afternoon the young people went down to Mr
Shavers this Evening Minie went down on the Train to night Charly H & Ernest Smith went
with her

SATURDAY 30 (182-184)
Min Came home to night we were glad to see her come one is missed so much

JULY MONDAY 2 1888 (184-182)
Charles Min and I were down to the Stone. Min and Tory went to Hallville church to night.
Monday The girls washed today Tory went to South Mountain this afternoon Charles is
putting in wood Charles went to Prescot this afternoon

JULY TUESDAY 3 (185-181)

Willia Campbelle wife had a son to day a very warm time and very dry they all went down to
the Station to see the executioners come in George is not well

WEDNESDAY 4 (186-180)
Annie and Matty and Tory went down to Robert Hyndmans to help her make a carport
George is no better he went to the Doctors to night

JULY THURSDAY 5 (187-179) 1888
Matty Clark & Tory & Charly went to Aleck Hyndmans this afternoon, Alvin went to Kemptville
this morning after Charles

FRIDAY 6 (188-178)
they had a picknick in Vanallens woods Alvin Tory & Charley went Tory went to a Strawbery
Social at South Moutain at night Mrs. Toure here for Tea Charles commenced Haying

SATURDAY 7 (189-177)
it is very windy and dry I am not feeling very well. the warm weather uses me up Mr. & Mrs.
Christy went to Abadria to dayFriday

JULY MONDAY 9 (191-175) 1888
we all went to Church to day Sunday they drew in Hay to day the Girles washed the Minister
was here to night

TUESDAY 10 (192-174)
Mrs. Vanallen & I went to William Christys this Afternoon a very warm day looks like rain but
dont come

WEDNESDAY 11 (193-173)
Mrs. Vanallen & Tory went up to Mr. Frauts to day it looks like rain we need it very much and
we got it a heavy rain and a big wind it took down 2 Chimneys for us and took up 8 Apple
trees and broke limbs of others and took nearly all the Apples off thankful tis no worse

THURSDAY 12 (194-172) 1888

wind is blowing very high yet hard all night I could our fences are all down keep the cows in
the Barn yard get some hay up round the the Men will have lots to do

FRIDAY 13 (195-171)
wind has stoped Blowing damage don all over went to Mr. Blaor today

SATURDAY 14 (196-170)
a hay day how thankful ought to be that our is now blowed down letter from Tuey & Flora
next Friday

JULY MONDAY 16 (198-168) 1888
I went to Church yesterday went home with Tib and they brought me home in the Evening
Charles Alvin Tory & Charley went to the Grave Yard Tib Christy Ari and Martha were here to
night

TUESDAY 17 (199-167)
Tib Christy & Tory went down to Mr. Bowens and went Through the Mill it is quite a sight

WEDNESDAY 18 (200-166)
It rained this afternoon Charles had 9 Acres of Hay down but the rain wil do a great deal of
good Sam and Tade were here to night

JULY THURSDAY 19 (201-165) 1888
a nice day they are drawing in this afternoon Tade Smith and Tory went to Mr. Blairs this
Afternoon we expect Lucy and Flora to morrow Seems as though I could not wait I hope
nothing will happen to them

FRIDAY 20 (202-164)
they came this morning on the 5 Oclock train. Lucy is looking well they were all pretty tired
John has nice Children I like his wife real well Alee & Tib came up this After noon

SATURDAY 21 (203-163)
a lovely day the Children has great times playing

JULY MONDAY 30 (212-154) 1888
Hillia & Sally came up Yesterday Charles Alvin Lucy & Tory all went picking Berries to day
Canned them this Afternoon

TUESDAY 31 (213-153)
the Girls washed this forenoon I got the pain in my breast last night Flora is not well to day I
am no better to day

AUGUST WEDNESDAY 1 (214-152)
George took very sick had to stop at Aleck Rosses Charles and Alvin had to go down the
Docktor says it is inflamation in the Bowels he is very bad

AUGUST THURSDAY 2 (215-151) 1888
Flora Lucy Flosa & Baby went to Aleck Hyndmans this afternoon yesterday George is a little
better Martha Clark and Tory went to Town this Afternoon

FRIDAY 3 (216-150)
I am not well have been sick all this week Alvin is not very well we have very dry weather
George is a little better I have made a mistake turned over 2 leaves so have wrote on the
rong pages I dont know how I will get it right

SATURDAY 4 (217-149)
Charles saw Mr. Hyndman at the Station he said Flossie was very sick last night George is
not as well this morning Charles sees him every day when he goes with the Milk Charles is
cutting a piece of wheat for Mr. Wood

AUGUST MONDAY 6 (219-147) 1888
the girls washed to day They went to the Burying Ground yesterday with Alec and Tib and all
their Children

TUESDAY 7 (220-146)
Lucy & Tory went to Mrs. Frasers & Mr. Smiths

WEDNESDAY 8 (221-145)
Lucy Flora and Tory went to Mr. Clarks Flora and I went to the Bush this Forenoon

AUGUST MONDAY 13 (226-140) 1888
Charles Lucy & Alvin went to Heston to Church yesterday Lucy staid to go Carsons it rained
last night George and Tory went to Church in the Evening it rained all day to day it will do lots
of good the Girls had a big wash

TUESDAY 14 (227-139)
Flora Tory Charlie and Flosy and Baby went to Winchester on the Cars it is a lovely day
Dinah Middagh was Married to Mr. McCuit to day

WEDNESDAY 15 (228-138)
I went up to Mr. Woods this afternoon they built the wall under the wood shed wed out the
strawberries

AUGUST THURSDAY 16 (229-137) 1888
it is raining to day it seems good to have the house still George is putting in wood Hillia
Camels Baby was Buried today

FRIDAY 17 (230-136)
I went to Mrs. Vanallens this Afternoon it rained again to day

SATURDAY 18 (231-135)
it is a lovely Morning \Charles & George is helping Jim Clark this Afternoon I moved the sand

AUGUST MONDAY 20 (233-133) 1888
Charles and I went to Quarterley Meeting yesterday he took the Sacrement I was so pleased
Lucy came home to nigh I sent to South Mountain this Afternoon Mrs. Crowder had a young
Son last night

TUESDAY 21 (234-132)

Mrs. Adams and I went to Ventner to day to see Mrs. Adams that came home with Lucy I like
her well think she is a fine woman

WEDNESDAY 22 (235-131)
went to see Mrs. Frasers took diner with her and came on the Stage at 4 Oclock to our
Station went to see Mr. Shaver he is a little better George came after me

AUGUST THURSDAY 23 (236-130) 1888
I went to see the young Son to day Ann Clark went with me Stoped to Clarks for diner Mr
Hyndma and Tib here this Afternoon the Baby can take 2 or 3 steps it is 9 Months old

FRIDAY 24 (237-129)
they came home from Winchester to day our quiet time is done they had a Social at Mr.
Frauts to night Charles George Lucy Flora & Tory went in and I kept the Baby

SATURDAY 25 (288-128)
Charles drew in the last of his Grain to day there was a great rain to night heavy Thunder
and Sharp Lightning
MISSING AUGUST 26-31 AND SEPTEMBER 1-9

SEPTEMBER MONDAY 10 (254-112) 1888
The girls washed to day Camp meting begins to morrow I hope they will have a good Meting

TUESDAY 11 (255-111)
Lucy Flora Baby & I went to Mr Beggs Mr & Mrs Vanlinder came there Camp Meeting began
to day Charles sowed faul wheat to day

WEDNESDAY 12 (256-110)
they dug some potatoes to day Broder Workman helped them Flora & Tory went to
Vanallens

SEPTEMBER THURSDAY 13 (257-109) 1888

this is a nice morning but cold Charles Alvin Lucy Flora and I went to Camp Meeting Frank
and Tory went to Camp Meeting

FRIDAY 14 (258-108)
Charles Alvin Lucy Flora & I went to Camp Meeting Sid Shaw & Mattie Clark here to day
Lucy staid

SATURDAY 15 (369-107)
Charles Alvin & Flora went to town
MISSING SEPTEMBER 16-23 !!!

SEPTEMBER MONDAY 24 (268-98) 1888
went to Church Sunday and to the Cimetry they washed and went to Jo Clarks Charles went
to town

TUESDAY 25 (269-97)
Charles drove to Winchester to the fair Min went down on the train Mr Bowene was here to
day they all went to see Min off

WEDNESDAY 26 (270-96)
Andrew and Tib Christy and Tory went to the fair to day George and Flora went after dinner
after dark when they came home

SEPTEMBER THURSDAY 27 (271-95) 1888
Min came home to day on the train Charles went to Merickville fair to day not a pleasant day
Mrs Vanallen & Mrs Stanford here to day we had some hail

FRIDAY 28 (272-94)
Lucy Flora Tory Flory & baby went to check Hyndmans to day Min & Charly went to the post
office George and Lucy went to John Peters to a haring Bee An & Martha Clark here to night

SATURDAY 29 (273-93)

they came home from Alecks to nighh

OCTOBER MONDAY 1 (275-91) 1888
Flora Flora & Tory went to Halville Church Charles Alvin & Charly went to the Stone Church

TUESDAY 2 (276-90)
Charles went to Town this Morning

WEDNESDAY 3 (277-89)
Charles Lucy and Alvin went to Kemptville fair Mr. Higgins An & Martha & Cas & Clark and
Wife and birt

OCTOBER THURSDAY 4 (278-88) 1888
Flora & the children started for home to night it is a dark night we will miss her so much
Charles killed 3 pigs to day

FRIDAY 5 (279-87)
Charles and Alec Hyndman went to Otawa I went down to Tibs going to Hay Till Saturday

SATURDAY 6 (280-86)
it rained this Afternoons it was so dark I did not come home
MISSING OCTOBER 7-28 !!!

October MONDAY 29 (303-63) 1888
Willid and Sally went to the Corners to night for Lucy they were to the Salvation Army Lucy
took a bad cold

TUESDAY 30 (304-62)
Miny Lucy and Sally went to a quilting bee this Afternoon An Ervin was here to day and
Spent the Evening

WEDNESDAY 31 (305-61)

we staid at home to day its rains nearly every day or night

NOVEMBER THURSDAY 1 (306-60) 1888
at home to day raining as usual

FRIDAY 2 (307-59)
went to Mr Algates to day it rained at dark Willia came down with the lantern I staid all night
Sally & Lucy went to the springs this forenoon

SATURDAY 3 (308-58)
Went to Mr. George Huts in the Bugy

NOVEMBER MONDAY 5 (310-56) 1888
Hilly Sally & Lucy to Church at the Corners Monday Sally washed to day then they cut out a
dress for Sally

TUESDAY 6 (311-55)
We went to Mr. Cris Ervins this Afternoons Willia and Mr. Alt came for Tea and spent the
Evening it raind all the afternoon and Evening

WEDNESDAY 7 (312-54)
we went to the corners this Morning I got a pair of Boots then Sally brought us to the Station
Sally got a root of a tooth out thank fortune we are home again Mein went to Clarks Charles
went in the Evening

NOVEMBER THURSDAY 8 (313-53) 1888
it is snowing this Afternoon it seems god t get home again they are burning up the trees that
blew over with the storm

FRIDAY 9 (314-52)
it rained to day and is cold the rods are in a Fearful State

SATURDAY 10 (315-51)

it rained harder than ever t d the fields were floded

NOVEMBER MONDAY 12 (317-49) 1888
Sunday it snowed to night Sam Tade & Cas was here in the afternoon for Tea Monday Tory
washed Charles went to South Mountain I have got a lame back

TUESDAY 13 (318-48)
Mame Brown came here to day to sou-help Alvin Arthur Hood is here working

WEDNESDAY 14 (319-47)
this is a lovely morning have had n rain since Saturday the snow has not gone off yet Willia
Hyndman & Mr. Alt here for dinner

NOVEMBER THURSDAY 15 (320-46) 1888
Willia and Mr. Alt here for Supper Lucy & Tory went to Thanksgiving Meting this Afternoon
Mr Alt went home this Evening Willia staid the Snow is gone

FRIDAY 16 (321-45)
I was sick with cold chills last night was in bed all day Willie went home on the 5 Oclock Train
Sarah Bower Sarah Smith & Sam was here this Evening

SATURDAY 17 (322-44)
Min & Lucy went down and called on Maud this Afternoon Mrs. Stanford and An Clark here
this Afternoon
MISSING NOVEMBER 18-25!!!

NOVEMBER MONDAY 26 (331-35) 1888
they all went to Church but me Monday Tory washed it snowed Charles helped Sam thrash
to day

TUESDAY 27 (332-34)

Charles went to the Shop this Morning they all went down to the Church this Evening Mr
Cameron gave then a Lecture and Execursion over the Rocky Mountains with a Magic
Lantern

WEDNESDAY 28 (338-33)
it is raining this Morning Tib Armstrong was Married to day

NOVEMBER THURSDAY 29 (334-32) 1888
Charles went after Alvin to day She did not come Mr Cameron here for Tea

FRIDAY 30 (335-31)
Charles went after Alvin to day and got her Manda Smith here to day

DECEMBER SATURDAY 1 (336-30)
a nice day I went to Mrs Vanallens this Afternoon Ema & Liza Hood here for Tea

DECEMBER MONDAY 3 (338-28) 1888
we all went to the Stone Church Monday - a nice day Charles helped Sam thrash Lucy &
Tory went to Town Andrew & Ema Rose here seling Tickets for the Aniversary

TUESDAY 4 (339-27)
Bill & Elen Middagh came up

WEDNESDAY 5 (340-26)
Willia Hyndman came up and the 3 went to the Fair

DECEMBER THURSDAY 6 (341-25) 1888
Bill & Ellen went to Mrs McCargers came back here to night Ollie & Maud here this Evening
a pedler staid here all night Charles killed his pig it weighted 2 hundred & 42 pounds

FRIDAY 7 (342-24)

Bill Middagh went home to day Martha Clark & Anne Shaver here this Afternoon they had
practice here to night for a Tea Meting at Hallville the thrashing Machine came to night

SATURDAY 8 (343-23)
Alvin & Lucy went to Town to day we have the thrashers it is a lovely day so nice and bright

DECEMBER MONDAY 10 (345-21) 1888
we all went to Church to day Tory and I went to Halville Sunday the 9 James Anderson died
this morning Monday the Girls washed Tory and Martha Clark went to Town John Mae is
helping Charles clean up Buckwheat Mr Higgins and Mrs Hood was here

TUESDAY 11 (346-20)
Mr James Anderson was Buried to day Lucy & Alvin went to the Funeral it is a nice warm day
Tory went to practice at Mr Shavers Tib & Aleck here to night

WEDNESDAY 12 (347-19)
it is very cold to day I went to Mr Christys this afternoon Charles went to South Mountain to
the fair

DECEMBER THURSDAY 13 (348-18) 1888
it is still very cold it is very nice wheeling Charles is getting a boil on his hand

FRIDAY 14 (349-17)
They had practice at Clarks it is still very cold Tory was at Mrs Vanalens this Afternoon

SATURDAY 15 (350-16)
I went to Mr Woods this Afternoon they had pratice at Mr Shavers it is warm to day Charles
hand is prety sore

DECEMBER MONDAY 17 (352-14) 1888
{written above entry: it is raining} we all went to Church Lucy staid at Tibs Monday a heavy
fog and mist it is very warm it snowed and blowed to night they had practice at Mr Louse to
night

TUESDAY 18 (352-13)
it is prety cold this Morning Charles hand is no better

WEDNESDAY 19 (354-12)
it is nice to day Charles hand is no better

DECEMBER THURSDAY 20 (355-11) 1888
Tory went to town with Clarks it is prety cold the ladies met at the Church they are gelling
{getting} up a society they call the willing worters {workers} to meet every Month

FRIDAY 21(356-10)
it was very stormy they had their tea meting Alec Hyndman got his foot smashed to day and
Charley H. got hurt with pouder the Doctor had to pick it out of his face

SATURDAY 22 (357-9)
Charles went down to Alec and Lucy came up with him his hand broke yesterday Frank
came home to night

DECEMBER MONDAY 24 (359-7) 1888
we went to Church yesterday to day Monday we killed 4 turkeys to day Charles went to town

TUESDAY 25 (360-6)
Christmas had come at last and it is past never to return our children and their families were
all here there was 16 of us I wonder will we all be spared to meet next X god only knows we
had a X tree old Santy Claus took the preasants off the tree there was lots of fun and lots of
preasants god be with us till we meet again

WEDNESDAY 26 (361-5)
Charles went to school meting our snow is all gone it thawed all day X and rained some They
went to the lecture to night in the Stone Church

DECEMBER THURSDAY 27 (362-4) 1888

Lory went to the Tea Meting at the Baptist Church it is very dark nights

FRIDAY 28 (363-3)
it is warm to day rained a little

SATURDAY 29 (364-2)
Charles & Lucy went to town to day the roads are rough I Bought a book from the Reverand
Mr Hamond gave 5 Dollars for it

DECEMBER MONDAY 31 (366) 1888
{Lucy wrote her own headings on this page for the days of the week}

1889? Monday Charles Min & Lucy went to Church the girls washed to day
1 Tuesday This is the first day of the new year Lucy & I went down to Alec to eat a Turky
diner
2 Wednesday Lucy & Min went to their meting Tory & I went to Mr Vanallens to quilt it is a
nice day
3 Thursday I went to E Alec Christy to day it is a nice warm day
4 Friday Charles went Otawa this morning they had a party to Alecks Clarks
5 Saturday Charles came home from Otawa to day had nice weather brought Lucy a wach
6 Sunday Charles Lucy and Tory went to church it rained all the afternoon
7 Monday They Thrashed to day it is town meting to day Lucy & Tib came up
8 Tuesday They finished Thrashing to day had 8 men Lucy is going down to Sallys with Alec
9 Wednesday it rained all day had a pedler for diner
10 Thursday it blew hard all night and is blowing hard this morning had turned cold Lucy
came home to night got tea
11 Friday it is a nice morning Charles went down to Willia Cambells this morning

12 Saturday Charles went down to the corners for a load of coal for Mr Carson
13 Sunday Charles Lucy & Tory went to Church sid shaw came here to day

DATE. CASH ACCOUNT–JANUARY. RECEIVED. PAID.
{Lucy Middagh disregards heading in journal here and dates everything herself}
1889

11 Monday it snowed all day to day Lucy went down to Mr Clarks the girls washed
12 Tuesday this is a nice day Charles helped Sam get Lee yesterday Afternoon and to day
Mr Higgins here for Diner Min took Lucy to the Gower
13 Wednesday this is a very cold day my Eye is no better Charles has gone to an Auction
this Afternoon
14 Thursday Mr Stanford and An Clark here for diner An & Tory went around for the Bible
society Charles and Min went to the Concert at the new Catholic Church in town
15 Friday the Doctor was here and cut the lump in my Eye he says he thinks I will have to go
to Montreal
16 Saturday the Doctor was here this Morning Says I ought to g soon and have an operation
on my Eye James Ervin and wife & Sally was here to day our Boy came to day I like his
looks
17 Sunday it rained last night is raining to day Charles Min & Tory went to Church Alec Tib
here
18 Monday Charles is drawing wood to day it is snow snowing today my Eye is some better
19 Tuesday Charles drew the furnance down to day it is a stormy day my Eye is getting
better
20 Wednesay Charles went to look for a Horse it is prety cold he got a Colt coming 4 gave a
hundred the girls went to Vanallens Mr Higgins hear
21 Thursay

21 Thursay The Charles is drawing wood Tory went to Mr {Shavers?} Charles went to
singing school nice day
22 Friday it snowed and blowed all day very cold
23 Saturday it is very cold weather storming yet Charles went to the Mill a grist for the cows
24 Sunday they all went to Church Charles and Min to the Sone Church Tory to Lallvile with
Sam
25 Monday This is a beautiful day Charles is drawing wood Mr Vanalen seized Mr Woods
things
26 Tuesday This is Ezras birth day 25 to day I wonder what is he doing Mr Wood here to day
27 Wednesay a cold morning day Charles and Min and Tory went to town it is and very cold

DATE. CASH ACCOUNT–FEBRUARY. RECEIVED. PAID.
{Lucy Middagh disregards heading in journal here and dates everything herself}
1889

28 Thursday a nice warm day Tory went down to Church with Sam we put in a Horse with
Sams Andrew Rose came home with Sam here for diner
1 Friday this is the first day of March Mr Rose Sam and Tory went down to Church this
Afternoon Min went at night Mr Rose came back with them and staid all night James
Hyndmans wife here this Afternoon
1 Saturday Andrew Rose went home this Morning Charles and John are helping Sam saw
wood a nice day
3 Sunday They all went to the Stone Church Tory went to Sunday school at the station they
all went to Halville Evening
4 Monday Mr Woods things was sold to day Mrs Colemen {Cass?} and Mrs Furgison here
they went down to Church
5 Tuesday a lovely morning Charles is drawing lags Tory went to Church Charles & John to
singing school

6 Wednesay Charles went to the fair Sid Shaw came home with him Min Tory & John went to
Church Mr Conly came home with Them and staid all night
7 Thursay Sid Shaw went home on the noon train the workers here this Afternoon Mrs A
Hyndman Mifs Lima Hyndman Mrs I Clark Mrs H Clark Mrs A Clark Mifs Ane Clark Mrs I
Smith Charles went to an Auction bought a cow gave 29 dollars a stormy day
8 Friday a nice morning but cold Tory Sam and Mr V went to see Mrs Crowbar she is very
low Alph Tomkins was Married the 6 Lucy there
9 Saturday Charles & Lucy went to Kempville it was a cold stormy day
10 Sunday Charles Min & Lucy went ot the Stone Church Tory & Vanalens went to Hallville
in the morning they all went to Hallville in the evening
11 Monday The girls washed Tory went to Church in there After
24 Sunday I got home from Alecks to day the roads are bad
25 Monday the girls washed it is a nice day Lucy & Tory went to Mr Christyes this Afternoon
{Circled in bottom right corner: Boela to day}

DATE. CASH ACCOUNT–MARCH. RECEIVED. PAID.
{Lucy Middagh disregards heading in journal here and dates everything herself}
1889

26 Tuesday Mr Higins here for Tea the sap dont run it is to cold
27 Wednesay Mr Higins James Begs Jim Clark Andrew tie {cri?} Frank & Jake Vanal Camel
Bours An & Martha Clark Hilda Browen Tib Crisly Lisa Lockwood Chicky Cowen were all
here to eat sugar
28 Thursday Charles is boiling sap sam Proser came to day he is going to work her this
summer
29 Friday Mr Shaw and sister here to eat sugar Min & Lucy went to see Willian John
Hyndman he is very low then went to Bill Clark

30 Saturday Charles is boiling sap to day
Sunday 31 Sunday had very nice soup Sally & Nell came up
Apr. 1 Monday Charles went to town took 8 galons syrup Min went to Vanalens Jake went to
day
2 Tuesday Mr Higins and An & Sally & Nell here we sugared of for them Sally went home on
the train William John Hyndman died this morning
3 Wednesay it rained and snowed to day but the sap run Charles boiled
4 Thursday William John Hyndman was buried to day at 10 a large funeral Mifs Lockwood
here
5 Friday Charles went to the bush half past 3 this morning had a lot of sap to boil Mr Shaw &
Sister here
6 Saturday Charles is in the bush sugard of 20 pound to day it is lovely weather
7 Sunday we all were to the Stone Church but Tory Mr M Williams preached
8 Monday Sugard of 20 pounds to day Robert Parker & John Mack here sugard of for them
Lisa Lockwood here 2 boys from the station to eat sugar to night
9 Tuesday I went to Mr Chrislys this Afternoon Min & Tory went to Clarks they all went to
singing school to night

DATE. CASH ACCOUNT–APRIL. RECEIVED. PAID.
{Lucy Middagh disregards heading in journal here and dates everything herself}
1889

10 Wednesday Charles Min Lucy Tory & Gim Clark went to town to day a lovely day
11 Thursay I went to Mrs Vanalens to day Charles went to Sim Workmans to a raising bee
12 Friday Anne Shaver here to day we sugared of for her Charles went to the shop they went
to singing school

13 Satuday Charles went to Mr Beggs to a raising bee the fore noon Lucy went to Alec
Hyndmans
14 Sunday they all went to the Stone Church this morning Tory went to Halville this Evening
nice day
15 Monday they gathered the Buckets and the girls washed them it is lovely weather
16 Tuesday we cleaned the Carige shed to day Miny {written on the right margin: socio}
Carilmam here Charles Min Lucy went to the sugar
17 Wesneys {Wednesday} we cleaned the door yard Charles & Sam went to Town with a
load of hay Lucy went the William John Hyndmans
18 Thursday I went to Mr Beggs the boys plowed the orchard & garden Mrs Wood here
Wednesday Min went to Mr Bowens this Afternoon
19 Friday I planted some potatoes potato onions and sowed some lettice to day
20 Saturday we had a nice shower last night the graps looks green Tory went to signing
{singing} school
21 Sunday Tory and I went to Halville to Church
22 Monday the girls washed the wind is blowing very hard it is nice growing weather
23 Tuesday There was a sugar social at John Colmans to night I went to Aleck Clark Min to
Ravens
24 Wednesday Tory went to singing school to night it rained so {hel?} had to stay all night
25 Thursday it is raining yo day Mrs Blair had a girl to night Mrs Frauts had a son
26 Friday Anne Beach came her this Morning they all went to the concert to night but Ane
27 Srtay {Saturday} it is still raining this morning Charles and I went to Jon Grants funeral at
2 o clock

DATE. CASH ACCOUNT–MAY. RECEIVED. PAID.
{Lucy Middagh disregards heading in journal here and dates everything herself}

1889

28 Sunday They all went to Church but me it rained this morning and rained all night
29 Monday it is raining still Charles started with the milk the roads are very bad Anne went to
Mr Sheiks
20 Tuesday Charles sat out seders for a hedge and bought a seeder for sowing grain the
girls is done cleaning up stairs papered 2 rooms
May
1 Wednesday This is the first day of May the willing wor met at Clarks Mr Higings here
Tuesday for tea
2 Thursday they finised {finished} cleaning house to day Mr Watson here all night
3 Friday it is cold Lucy went to John Peter Smiths
4 Saturday Lucy went down to Tibs staid all night Charles & Min went to Bob Beggs Ane
Beech came here
5 Sunday Tory Anne Beech & I went to quarterly meting to day a lovely day & a good meling
6 Monday the girls washed Mrs Jade Smith had a young son to night
7 Tuesday Tory went to Winchester this morning Case Caselman here for diner
8 Wednesday the girles {isinod?} this morning painted the windows this afternoon it is warm
9 Thursday a little cooler this morning but is prety dry I have prety good health hope I am
thankful
10 Friday Charles sowed some corn Min and Lucy droped it he plowed it in
11 Saturday Lucy went to the woods for flowers Charles went to town Sam got a new suit of
clothes
12 Sunday Lucy went to the stone Church Charles Min & I went to the Bablist Church
13 Monday The Girls washed Mifs Macky here it is a nice day

14 Tuesday we made our garden planted sweet corn sow mangel seed till it rained set out
tomatoes and cabage plants had a nice rain

DATE. CASH ACCOUNT–JUNE. RECEIVED. PAID.
{Lucy Middagh disregards heading in journal here and dates everything herself}
1889

15 Wednesay Min cleaned the Cellar I finished sowing the seeds a nice day Luther cam back
16 Thursay it is raining to day rained most roads fired all day Mister Higins here for tea
17 Friday a lovely morning Min is making shirts for Sam Tory is not home yet I went to Mr
Colmans
18 Saturay Ema Wood and Loise Coleman here for rub rubarb a nice day Alec H got 4 pigs
19 Sundy Min and Lucy went down to Church and up to Sunday school in the Afternoon
20 Mony the girls washed I cut the dandalions out of the door yard planted cucumbers
21 Tuesdy I got a letter from Ezra how I do like to hear from my boys Lucy went to Alec
Clarks
22 Wedney it rained a little to day it is very cold Tory came home yesterday
23 Thursy I went to John Smiths in the forenoon and Willia Balkwells in the Afternoon
26 Sunday went down to Church and staid to Tibs going to stay a week
2 Sunday came home to day went to Church had a good visit Sam Andrew here
3 Monday Charles and Lucy went down to the Church they have a bee taking of line Mr
Higins went home
4 Tuesdy the girls washed
28 Friday Came home from Winchester to day was there 3 weeks had a good visit
29 Satury we have had very wet weather for the last 3 weeks Tory went to Osgood with Gim
Clark

30 Sundy Charles and I went to Church to day Lucy went to Sunday school it is very warm
1 Monday Tory came home to day Lucy and Min went down to help clean. The Church it
rained to day
2 Tuesay The girls washed to day Lucy went to Town Alec H was here and helped Charles
plough

DATE. CASH ACCOUNT–JULY. RECEIVED. PAID.
{Lucy Middagh disregards heading in journal here and dates everything herself}
1889
3 Wedny Charles and Min went to Town Lucy went down to the Church
4 Thursay it is a nice day it rained heavy last night
5 Friay they girls came up form Winchester Frank Ira and Min here this evening Charles
sowed Buckwheat to day
6 Satuary the girls went down to Alec Hyndmans this Afternoon tis a nice day
7 Sunday Charles Tory Grace Erving Grace Algate Miny Hyndmanwent to Camp Meting
8 Monday the girls went to Vanalens this Afternoon Mr Higins Maude and Ane Clark here
9 Tuesday Charles but a peace of Clover to day the girls went home to night
10 Wedney Mrs Eret and Neil McIntyre was here for Tea
11 Thursday John Middagh Tom McCuit George Mcphale was here staid all night
12 Friday they boys went home this morning Charles Min Lucy & Tory went to the Aniversary
13 Saturday Charles went to Town this Afternoon there was prety heavy rain some hail
14 Sunday Charles Min & Lucy went to the Stone Church Tory and I went to Halville the girls
went to Sunday School at the School House
15 Monday Charles went to the gower to see about firing the burying ground

16 Lucy went to John Smiths staid all night Ed Watson here for Diner
17 Wedney I went to Mr Frasers in the forenoon Mr Smiths in the Afternoon
18 Thursy Lucy and Tory went to Mr Wood here. in the Afternoon
19 Friday Mr Hood helping Charles to day they are drawing in Hay Mr Christy is moving his
barns comenced yesterday

DATE. CASH ACCOUNT–AUGUST. RECEIVED. PAID.
{Lucy Middagh disregards heading in journal here and dates everything herself}
1889

20 Saturday it rained last night Charles wen to Winchester for some machinery
21 Sunday we all went to Church in the morning Lucy & Tory went to Sunday School &
Church in the A Evening
22 Monday Mr & Mrs Shaver and Miſs Barnhart here it rained last night poor hay weather
23 Tuesday Tuesday it is nice to day Tory and Martha went to see Sally Hyndman
24 Wedney we are all well and nice weather
25 Thursday Min and Lucy went down to Church Lisa and Lyty May Wood here for Diner
26 Friday Mrs Martins here Min went picking beries Tory went to take a leson staid to Prayr
meting
27 Saturday they got in a lot of hay yesterday all they had down in rained most all day to day
28 Sunday Tory and I went to Church at Halville Charles & Min went to the Stone Church tis
their sacrament Sunday Lucy came home with them she has been to Aleck Hyndmans since
Thursday
29 Monday the girls washed it rained to day
30 Tuesday Mrs {Fraits?} and Mrs Coleman here tis a good Hay day
31 Wednesay Charles took Tory to Alec Hyndmas to day Charles bought a horse the 29

1 Thursday this is the 1day of August Mrs Blackburn and Mrs Christy here Tory yesterday
Tory came home to night Min and Lucy went to Mr Colmans
2 Friday Aleck Clarks wife had a son to day Jesy Blackburn here all day
3 Satury Charles and Min went Winchester to day Mrs Blair and Mrs Vanalen here to day
4 Sunday Tory was sick last night she is no better this morning Lucy went down to Church
5 Monday the girls washed to day a nice day
6 Tuesday Magy Christy here I went to see Maud

DATE. CASH ACCOUNT–SEPTEMBER. RECEIVED.
PAID.
{Lucy Middagh disregards heading in journal here and dates everything herself}
1889

7 Wednesday Mrs Wood here Mr Wood helping Charles in his wheat Lucy went to the
Manse
8 Thursday Mary and Agy Middagh came here and William John Hyndmands wife and girl
9 Friday Charles took the girls down to Alecks H Mr Higins got a horse to go to Spencerville
10 Saturday Mary and Agga Middagh went up to Mr McCargers Charles Min and Nell went to
Town
11 Sunday they all went to Church but Min and I Tory has a bad cold
12 Monday the girls went to Jo Clarks Min and Nall went to John Peter Smiths
13 Tuesday the girls went to Bill Clarks this forenoon & to Alecs Clarks this Afternoon and
then home
14 Wednesday it rained to day Nely went to Mr Clarks and had to stay all night it rained so
hard

15 Thursday the girls drove back to see Ane Cumings she is a little better Min went to see
Maud Nely to Colemans
16 Friday nothing in particualer hapened
17 Saturday I am no feeling well have a bad cold they drew in some grain
18 Sunday they all went to Church but Tory and I I feel worse to day Alec and Tib here for
diner had a turkey
19 Monday the girls washed to day I feel a little Torys cold hangs on to her yet
20 Tuesday Nell Lucy & Ezy and Maud Coleman all went down to Winchester on the train
21 Wednesay Min made soap to day Sam helped Sam Vanalen thrash did not get done
22 Thursday helped thrash Mr Wood here helping with the Buckwheat I am feeling some
better
23 Friday this is Charles Birthday 42 to day Mrs Begs Mary & Manda Smith and their cousen
here there was quite a shower after tea Charles to Mr Begs home

DATE. CASH ACCOUNT–OCTOBER. RECEIVED. PAID.
{Lucy Middagh disregards heading in journal here and dates everything herself}
1889

24 Saturday it is prety cold this morning Charles went to Town
25 Sunday we all went to Church to day the girls all went to Sunday School
26 Monday the girls washed Lucy went to Gid Smiths Min went to see Maud
27 Tuesday Tory and I went back to John Smiths to see Mrs James Smith
28 Wednesay Tory and Martha Clark went to Town they each got a dress
29 Thursday our folks stacked to day and yesterday
30 Friday I went to Mr Clarks this afternoon a girl staid here all night last night

31 Saturday this has been a lovely week not rained any this week goot for harvesting
1 Sunday this is the first day of September Lucy Tory & I went to Churet at Hyndmans
2 Monday the girls washed Min & Lucy
3 Tuesday Sid Shaw came here to night Monday I went to Sally Hyndmans
4 Wednesy the Boys all went to the fair I came home to day
5 Thursy Min and Lucy went to meet the wiling workers at Mr W Camel
6 Friday Charles and Sam helped Sam Vanalen Mame Brown here helping Tory make a
{Trefs?}
7 Saturday we had thrashers had 13 men did not get done Mame went home to night
8 Sunday Min Lucy Tory went to the Tory and I went to Halville to Church
9 Monday Min and Tory washed they finished thrashing to day Lucy went to Vanalens
10 Tuesday Tuesday a nice day the 2 Doctors was here this Evening

DATE. CASH ACCOUNT–NOVEMBER. RECEIVED. PAID.
{Lucy Middagh disregards heading in journal here and dates everything herself}
1889

Mr Higins and Martha here
11 Wednesday they are drawing gravel on the road Ane Beach came here on the Train
12 Thursay they are drawing gravil to day Tory took Ane Beach to Mr Sheaks
13 Friday they are still drawing gravel Mr Vanalen and Aunt Sary here to day
14 Saturday Ane Beach came down her and Tory went to Mr Shavers
15 Sunday They all went to the Stone Church in the Morning Tory & Ane to halville in the
Evening

16 Monday Anne went to Mr Sheiks Tory went to Tib Armstrongs he came after her Martha
Smith here
17 Tuesday it rained all day
18 Wednesday Mr Vanalen & I went to Gid Smiths Lisa and Bertha & Ane Carson came here
to day
19 Thursday the girls went home this Afternoon Min & Lucy went to Sid Shaws this Afternoon
20 Friday it rained most all day I am all alone
21 Saturday Charles went to Town & brought in the flowers to day for fear of frost it is cold to
day
22 Sunday Charles and I went to the Stone Church Tory had not got home yet I feel lonely to
day
23 Monday I washed to day I am alone yet I dont feel very tired
24 Tuesday Tory came home at noon Tib fetched her I Baked and groned to d {short for
today} I was glad to see Tory come Charles went to Winchester fair
25 Wednesay it is a lovely day Charles came home to night they have had nice weather
26 Thursday a rainy morning cleard off they had a Reception for Mr Myres Tory was there he
brought his Bride home
27 Friday Tory went to Mr Shavers to take her leson I hung the plants down sellar to day Cas
came here to night

DATE. CASH ACCOUNT–DECEMBER. RECEIVED. PAID.
{Lucy Middagh disregards heading in journal here and dates everything herself}
1889

28 Saturday Charles went to {Iraquoise?} after the girls Tib came here this Afternoon Cas
went away

29 Sunday it rained a little to day Frank & Miny was here for Tea Charles & the girles came
home
30 Monday This is John birth day 45 to day it is raining Albert Wear came here to work this
morning
1 Tuesday this is the first day of October 46 year to day since we were Married time flies fast
Charles went to the Kemptvill fair Min and Tory went down to Tibs to help her sew a Carpet
2 Wednesday 46 year to day since I came here it is a long time Min Tory Charles went to the
fair a cold day
3 Thursday Charles went to Ogdenburg fair it rained most all day I am feeling prety well
4 Friday it is a cold windy day how I dread the cold Winter I wish it was over Torys cold is
worse
5 Saturday Charles went to Town to day Lucy went to Alec Hyndmans this forenoon Min put
up a quilt to day
6 Sunday it snowed half of this day no one went to church
7 Monday I went to Tibs to day to stay a week we had 12 Little pigs to day
13 Sunday went to Church from Tibs Charly and Magy brought me home
14 Monday we are having very nice weather now
15 Tuesday Lucy & Tory went to Mrs Frasers to day
16 Wednesday Mandy Smith came here this Morning staid all night Tory & I went to see An
Fraser she is sick
17 Thursday Lucy and Mandy went to Mr Clarks this forenoon and to Alec Clarks this
Afternoon
18 Friday I went to Mr Beggs to day Ezra Mills and Robert Parker here for diner
19 Saturday Tory and Anne Clark went to Town to day

DATE. BILLS PAYABLE–JANUARY. DOLLS. CTS.

{Lucy Middagh disregards heading in journal here and dates everything herself}
1889

20 Sunday Tory and I went to Church & Charles & Min they went to Halville in the Evening
21 Monday the girls washed to day Lucy is sick with a cold Lucy came
22 Tuesday I am 67 years old to day I feel older than that Tory went down to Tibs this
Morning
23 Wednesday I went down to Willia Hyndmans to day on the cars found them all well
29 Tuesday I came home from Sally to day Jane Tomkins came here Thursday is I went
home to night they commenced metings at the station Monday night
30 Wednesday Tory went to Town with An Clark Mr Higgins here to diner Charles Min &
Lucy went to Meting
31 Thursday this is the last say of the Month Tory went down to Meting to the Station
1 Friday the first day of November it is very dull weather Tory Min & Charles went down to
Church
2 Saturday Mr Wear here to day they are fixing the Arch
3 Sunday Tory and I went to Halville Church in the Morning Charles Min & Lucy to the Stone
Church Lucy & Tory went to Sunday School at three Charles & Tory went down to the
Station in the Evening
4 Monday this is Tibs birth day 35 how fast the time flies Lucy went home with Alec
Hyndman
5 Tuesday Charles and Alec H went to Otawa this Morning Mrs Smith & Mrs Fraser was here
to day
6 Wednesday Mrs Wear here to do some stiching Min went to John Smiths the willing
workers met there I went to prayr meting at the station Charles came home on the 5 Oclock
train we had a splendid meting
7 Thursday Charles and Min went down to Church they have a thanks giving sermon

12 Tuesday I went to Alec Hyndmans to day they had a young Daughter
(Nov) 1 Wednesday Sally had a young Daughter this Morning at 2
{written in pencil by another hand: May be a missing page after this last entry}

DATE. BILLS PAYABLE–FEBRUARY. DOLLS. CTS.
{Lucy Middagh disregards heading in journal here and dates everything herself}
1889

December
1 Sunday Came home to day with sprained wrist the Doctor splintered it it is very painful
2 Monday Sam Vanalen & Malon Beach here this Afternoon Charles went to the grave yard
3 Tuesday Charles killed a pig it weighed 280
4 Wednesday Charles went to the fair Malon Beach here for diner and tea
5 Thursday Min went down to Mr Christys this Afternoon Sid Shaw came here this Afternoon
6 Friday a very nice day good sleighing Sid went home after diner Alec Hyndman here last
night Mr Higins and Robert Hyndman & Mrs Mear hear Min went to Sally Hyndmans
7 Saturday a lovely day Charles went to the shop Tory finished her jacket to day
8 Sunday Charles and Min went to Church in the morning Tory and I went to Mr Spearers
she is very low
9 Monday Mrs Shaver died this Morning at 4 Tory went this Afternoon and staid all night
Charles killed 14 Turkeys this forenoon
10 Tuesday Charles took his Turkey to Town Vanallens Min and Tory went to the funeral
down at Vancamps Church left the house at 10 I am all alone my arm is gaining a little the
sermon was preached by Mr Craig from job 5 chapter 26 and 27 verses rained to night
11 Wednesday Tory started to go to Sallys but the Train was 40 minutes late she came
home Mr Higgins here for tea

12 Thursday Tibs baby is a month old to day this is a lovely day tiss prety cold Lucy came up
on the noon Train they are well at Sallys
13 Friday Sallys baby is a month old to day Charles fell and hirt {probably meaning hurt} his
wrists yesterday Tory went down to Church at the station charles is thrashing buckwheat Mrs
Beggs here this Afternoon
{Written in bottom left corner: Mrs Beggs here 19}

DATE. BILLS PAYABLE–MARCH. DOLLS. CTS.
{Lucy Middagh disregards heading in journal here and dates everything herself}
1889

14 Saturday Min and Tory went down to Mr Clarks this Afternoon finished thrashing
15 Sunday they all went to Church this morning Tory went to Sunday School at 3
16 Monday Sam and Tory went down to Mishonary {missionary} meting to night at Halville
17 Tuesday Charles and Sam Wortman cleaned up Buckwheat this forenoon Charles & Min
went to Town this Afternoon
18 Wednesday Tory went to Vanallens to stay with Miny she is sick they went to Town to day
19 Thursday Charles Lucy and Tory went to Town to day they roads are all thawing out
20 Friday Min and Lucy went to Aleck Hyndmans Tory and Sam went to Mr Cumings to night
21 Saturday it rained to day Sam and Tory went down to Mr Shavers to practice for Sunday
School
22 Sunday a very stormy Morning first it was sleet then it snowed and then it turned to rain
23 Monday we hit thrashers to day it is a lovely day
Tuesday it 24 Tuesday it is a stormy day it rained and then it snowed Charles killed a Beef
25 Wednesday this xmas I got a book cost 2 dollars from Min Lucy and Tory and a Dreſs
from Charls Min and Charls went to Sids Shaws

26 Thursday the wind blowed very hard to day they came home tonight
27 Friday Charles Lucy and Tory went to the Baptist tea meting
28 Saturday a nice day Charles went to Mill Tory went down to practice
29 Sunday Charles and Lucy went to Church Tory went down to the station to Church staid
all night
30 Monday Tory went down to practice
31 Tuesday Willia and Ada Graham here this Afternoon they all went to the station to a
concert had an Oister supper after Clarks
{last line is cut off}

DATE. BILLS PAYABLE–MAY. DOLLS. CTS.
{Lucy Middagh disregards heading in journal here}
1

I am Monarch of all I survey my night there is none to dispute from the seuter all round to the
sea I am Lord of the Fowl and the Bruit
2
O solitude where are thy charms thy sages have seen in the thy face better dwell in the midst
of Alarms than Raign in the horable place
3
I am out of humanitys reach I must finish my journey alone never hear the sweet music of
speech I start at the sound of my own
4
Society friendship and love dwine bestowed uppon man how soon would I reach you again
5
the beasts that roam over the plain my form of indefince see they are so uniquainted with
man their tanaeness is shocking to me

DATE. BILLS PAYABLE–JUNE. DOLLS. CTS.
{Lucy Middagh disregards heading in journal here}
Sunday 1889
6
My sorrows I then might aswaige from the ways of Religion and Truth might learn the
wisdom of Age and be cheered by the solace of youth

DATE. BILLS PAYABLE–NOVEMBER. DOLLS. CTS.
{Lucy Middagh disregards heading in journal here}
Comenced to read the Testament New year
{the following are in the left columns}
2 Chapters Sunday
2 Chapters Monday
1 Chapters Tuesday
2 Chapters Wednesday
2 Chapters Thursday
2 Chapters Friday
2 Chapters Saturday
4 Chapters Sunday
4 Chapters Monday
4 Chapters Tuesday
4 Chapters Wednesday
4 Chapters Thursday

5 Chapters Friday
6 Chapters Saturday
Chapters Sunday
Chapters Monday
Chapters Tuesday
Chapters Wednesday
Chapters Thursday
Chapters Friday
Chapters Saturday
Chapters Sunday
Chapters Monday
Chapters Tuesday
C
{the following are in the right column}
1896-1854=42
Lucy {Middagh?} 1900-1822=78
John 1912-1844=68
1928-1849=79
1925
Sally 1928-1849=79
Lucy 1921-1852=69
1878 1871 1847 1844 1948 1871 1871

DATE. BILLS PAYABLE–NOVEMBER. DOLLS. CTS.
{Lucy Middagh disregards heading in journal here}
June 30 Charles and I went to Halville heard the Reverend Mr Mires preach from Timothy
Chap 11 verse
July 14 Tory and I heard the Reverend Mr Mires from Luke 11 Chapter 9 vers at Halville
July 21 {big?} the R Mr Higins from Deut 15 Chapter 15 verse
July 28 Tory and I heard the R Mr Mires from John 3 Chapter 16 verse
September 1 heard a sermon from the R Mr McDermit from John 3 Chapter 16 verse
September 8 heard a sermon from Mr Corigan from Corinthians 3 Chapter 21, 22, 23 verses
September 22 heard a sermon the R Mr Higgins from Chronicles 28 Chapter, & 9 verse
October 20 heard a sermon from the reverend Mr Myres from John 3 Chapter 16 verse
November 3 heard a sermon from the R Mr Myres from Romans 12 Chapter 1 verse
November 21 head a sermon from the Reverend Mr Higgins from Zachariah 12 Chapter 10
verse
December 1 heard a sermon from the Reverend Mr Higgins from Romans 8 Chapter 30 vers
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