File #7854: "Lucy Middagh Diary, 1890.pdf"

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1890

JANUARY
Wednesday January 1

this is a nice Morning
Willia and Ada Graham Staid here all night
went away at 10
to Robert Beggs
Melvin and Jasper came up here
it rained all the Afternoon
they had to stay all night
Charles went down to the Station
no Sleighing for the
New Year
it was very dul
one Month to day since I Sprained my rist and it is no
better yet
I am afraid it never will be
God knows best
Thursday January 2

still raining by spels
Min and Lucy went down to Alecs and took the Boys home
the
Willing Workers had a Meting this After noon
they are going there
Charles helped
Sam Vanalen kill a Beef to day Tory and I are all alone for Diner
it rained nearly all
the Afternoon the roads are thawing out they Staid to Prayr Meting to Night
Friday January 3

this is a lovely day
it froze last night
Sam Vanallen was here this Morning Charles
went to Town this Afternoon
Lucy and Tory went to Mr Beggs this Afternoon
Tory
went to Church to night
my hand is no better
it is very painful and is very much
Swelon
I try to be patient and Submit to his will
Saturday January 4

Min went down to Mr Clarks to help them tie a spread
Loiese Armstrong here this
Afternoon
Mina Caselman Sam VanAllen and James Beggs came in the Evening
Sunday January 5

Min and Lucy went to Church in the Morning
Tory went to Sunday School
in the Morning and then it Rained
Henry Growbarger here this Evening

it sleeted

Monday January 6

the Trees are Beautiful this Morning
it Rained and froze on
it is raining this Morning
this is Town Meting day
my hand is very Sore
the Doctor gave me Stuf to rub on
that Blistered it
Mr Christy is no better
he is pretty helpless
Maud and baby &
Cas Costleman here this After noon
Alec came for them and Staid the Evening
it
has been a Stormy day

Tuesday January 7

1

a nice Morning
Lucy went to the Clarks to tell them what to bake for the Social and
Min went to Sally Hyndmans
the Willing Workers are getting up a Social
Tory went
to Mr Clarks to help An with a Comforter
Mina Caselman here this Afternoon
Charles went down to Coart this Afternoon
Wednesday January 8
this is a nice day
the Girls are Baking for ther Social
Charles went to the Shop this
Afternoon
my hand is no better
it is very sore
my Fingers are very stiff and very
Sore and very much Swellon and very painful
Mr Higins and the Doctor here for Tea
Staid the Evening
Thursday January 9
Charles got sick last night
they call it the La Grip
Mr Wear does the Chores it is
sleeting to day
freezes as it comes down
Lucy went down to Prayr Meting with Mr
Higgins
she is going to stay to Alecke til after the Sosial
it is very cold
Friday January 10
it is Storming to day and it is very cold
Charles is no better yet
it is a little warmer
this Afternoon
Min and Tory went to the Social
there was not many there it was so
cold
Mrs Care was Buried to day
Alec Hyndmans wife had a Son this Morning
Saturday January 11
still very cold
Charles is some better
it is a little warmer
it Hailed some last night
I have had Hops [hoops?] on my hand for the last 3 days
I dont think it is much better

Min and Tory went to Church

Sunday January 12
it is warmer to day

Monday January 13
it rained to day
the wind was very high
Charles went up to Mr Simsers
Lucy
came home last night from Alecks
they had a Social in the Basement of the Church
it was a bad time
my hand is very sore yet

this is a lovely Morning

Tuesday January 14
Charles went back to Jim Peltons

the Doctor was here for Tea
very low

my hand is prety bad

Wednesday January 15
my hand is no better
it is prety cold

Aleks wife is

Thursday January 16
a very cold day
it rained a little this Morning then it Snowed and got very cold
Alec
Hyndmans Wife Died this Morning
Mr McCuit Staid here all night
the Doctor here
to night

2

Friday January 17
Alecks Wife was Buried this Morning at half past 10 her Baby is living
it is a very
cold day
my hand is no better
Charles and Tory went to the Funeral

it is a prety cold day

Saturday January 18
there is good deal of Sickness around now

Sunday January 19
Charles Lucy & Tory went to Church it was Sacrament Sunday
she is not well
it is a nice day

Min did not go

Monday January 20
it is raining today
Luther Wood comenced to work to day
Charles went down to
South Mountain
the Council met to day
my hand is a little better
I do feel very
Thankful for it
Mrs Simser to pay Lucy the interest
Tuesday January 21
Charles is Cutting Ice
Luther is helping Vanalens Thrash
day
Alec went to Otawa Mrs Martin was here for Diner
Lucy went down to see Mr Christy

Tory went down to Tibs to
Mrs V here a little while

Wednesday January 22
they are drawing Ice to day
Charles drew a load of wood for the Box Stove Lucy went
down to see An Clark
she is not well
it is a nice day but cold
my hand is gaining
a little

they finished drawing Ice today

Thursday January 23
it is Storming this Afternoon

Friday January 24
Alec brought Tib and the Baby up this morning and came after them to night
we had
2 Strange men for Diner
Charles sold them a Horse for One Hundred and 20 Dollars
it is a nice day
I was so glad to see Tib and the Baby I would not have known it
the
Doctor was here for Tea
Saturday January 25
Charles and Min went to Winchester to day
the wind is Blowing prety hard

Sunday January 26
Lucy and Tory and VanAlens went to Church together
and Min came home to night
Monday January 27

3

it is a lovely Morning Charles

it was stormy this forenoon but pleasant this Afternoon
Mr Higgins and Martha Clark
here for Tea
Charles went to Mrs Growbargers Funeral To day at 10 and Mr Story gets
Buried at 1
Jane Hyndmans Baby was Buried to day
Tuesday January 28

this is a nice day
Tory went down to Winchester on the Cars
Vanalens
the Thrashing Machine came here to night

Lucy went to Mrs

Wednesday January 29

they Thrashed to day
had 11 Men
got done tonight
done for this Year Lucy
went down to Clarks this Afternoon a little while on Business
my hand is gaining very
Slow
Thursday January 30

this is a nice morning

Charles is drawing wood

Min and Lucy went down to Church

Friday January 31

a nice forenoon but rained this Afternoon

Old Mrs Shaver of Hexton was Buried to day

FEBRUARY
Saturday February 1

it is a nice day

Luther went home sick to night
Sunday February 2

Charles Min and Lucy went to the Stone Church
Lucy went down to see Mr Christy

Mr McClenen was Buried to day at 10

Monday February 3

Charles went to South Mountain at the Council
is going to stay all night

Lucy went to Sally Hyndmans

She

Tuesday February 4

Luther came back this Morning
Charles went to Osgood to an Auction
Lucy went to
the Willing Workers Meting
they met at Mrs McShains
She came home with
Charles
Mr McKey here to night
it rained this After noon
Wednesday February 5

it rained most all night
it is very windy to day
Charles went to Gim [Jim] Clarks to a
Bee to draw Logs
Min and Lucy went to call on the Sick
there is a great many Sick
now
I thank God I am well
only my hand
it is gaining but very Slow
the Lord
is good to me
better than I deserve
I hope I am thankful for all his mercies
Thursday February 6

4

this is a nice day but cold
Girls Ironed to day

Mr Waker here for Diner

Charles is drawing wood

the

Friday February 7
this is a nice day Charles is drawing wood Min went down to see Mr Christy this
Afternoon
Mr Wood Working here Chopping
William McCleaster Died this Morning
Saturday February 8
William McCleaster was Buried to day at half past 10 it Snowed last night and Snowed
this forenoon
Tory came home to day on the Cars
Sunday February 9
Charles Min and Lucy went down to Church
Sam V and Tory went down to South
Mountain to Quarterly Meting
it is a nice day but cold

a nice day

Monday February 10
Charles is drawing Cord Wood down to the Station

it is a little windy

Tuesday February 11
to Sally is coming up to Morrow

Wednesday February 12
Charles went to the Station but Sally did not come
Mrs Wear and little girl here
Thursday February 13
William and Sally drove up today they have a nice Baby
to Town this After noon

William went home to day
Wife here Staid all night

William and Charles went

Friday February 14
Dave Hyndman and Wife here and Gim [Jim] Irving and

Saturday February 15
Gim and An went home this Morning
Sally Tory and I went to Tibs to day

Sunday February 16
Charles Min & Lucy went to Church
William McCleasters Funeral Sermon was
Preached to day
Alec brought Sally and I home this Afternoon
Tom Anderson and
his Mother here to see Sally and Baby
Sally has got a dear little Baby
God bles it
and them
Monday February 17

5

a nice day
Ed Watson here for Diner
Mrs Vanalen and Miny here to see the Baby
Sally went home on the 5 Oclock Train I hope they got home all right
it Snowed
Some to day
Mr Higgins here
Tory went to Mr Vanalens this Evening
Tuesday February 18
the Girls washed to day
it Snowed a little all day
Charles and Luther went down to
the Station to night
there is some Society forming there
Wednesday February 19
this is a lovely day Charles is drawing Shingle bolts
Anson Wood here for Diner
Lucy and Tom went to Ruben Shavers this Afternoon
they are going to Prayr Meting at
Dick Beggs to night
there will be 3 Children Christened to night
Dicks 2 and
Roberts Baby
we had a Calf last night Mary Christy and Mrs Michel here this
Afternoon
Thursday February 20
a big Storm to day
Snows and blows
the Roads are full Luther Wood went home
to night
his month is up
Friday February 21
this is a nice Morning
Clear but cold
last night was the coldest night we had this
Year
Matty and Lucy did not come to day
John Middagh here for Diner and Supper
Saturday February 22
Charles took Lucy up to Mrs Spencers this Morning
she is going to Stay 2 or 3 Weeks
Matty Middagh and Lucy Erving came up on the Train to day
Sunday February 23
Vanallens and Tory and the Girls went to Halville Church
Charles and Min went to
the Stone Church
I am all alone
my hand gains very Slow
Monday February 24
the Girls went to Clarks this Afternoon
it rained a little
Tuesday February 25
our Girls and Clarks went down to Robert Hyndmans this Morning
it rained all the
Afternoon
the Snow is going fast
it cleared of to night
Wednesday February 26
this has been a nice day
they all went to John Colemans to a Social to night made 19
Dollars
Thursday February 27
the Girls went up to Mrs McCargers this forenoon
Maty Middagh and Lucy Erving went
home on the 5 0 clock
it has been a nice day
Friday February 28

6

it rained nearly all day
the roads looks prety black
Yesterday
my hand is not much better

the Girls done well to go home

MARCH
Saturday March 1
this is a nice day
Charles & Min went to Town to day with a Buggy
3Months to day Since my hand was Sprained and can not yuse it yet

it is a cold wind

Sunday March 2
Charles & Min went to Church this Morning
it is a nice day
Monday March 3
the girls washed this Forenoon
Tory and Charles went down to the Station in the
Afternoon
Minie Caselman here
Tory brought me a letter from Magy
I like to get
letters from the Children
Tuesday March 4
Mrs Beech from Beech Buro and her Boy and May Sheik here for Diner
Jim Irving Peter Everets and Mr Waker here for Tea and Staid all night
going to the Fair
a very nice day

Mr Higgins
they were

Wednesday March 5
Robert Parker and Wife and Magy Muskrove Staid to Tibs last night
they came here
this morning
Robert went to the Fair
the Girls Staid here they all came back here
for Supper
Alec Hyndman to
we had a hen party for Diner no Men
Charles went
to the Fair
Mrs Christy was here this After noon
Mrs Beech and Son were going to
Winchester and missed the Train came back here
Thursday March 6
another nice day
Mrs Beech went down to the Corners on the 5 0 clock train
a nice person I like her very much
Tory was over to Mrs Vanallens to night

Friday March 7
this is a very nice Morning
the Girls are Ironing this Morning
Beggs this Afternoon
Charles went down to the Station to Mill

this is a very nice day
is not much better

Saturday March 8
Tory went down to See Mr Christy

7

Min went down to Mr

he is no better

Sunday March 9
Charles & Min went to the Stone church
Tory went to Halville

she is

my hand

this is a lovely day

Monday March 10
Tory is collecting money for the Bible Society
I went to Mrs Christys and aplied the
Batery to my hand
I hope it will do it good

Mrs Balkwell and George here

Tuesday March 11
Charles has hired George for 6 Months

Wednesday March 12
it rained all day to day and there is a heav[y] fog
Thursday March 13
Miny Hyndman came here this Morning
Tory went up after Lucy and she did not come
Florence Spencer is very low not expected to live
the roads are very bad
Friday March 14
Gim [Jim] Clark taped the Sugar Bush to day
he is going to work in Shares
Mrs
Irving and Dick Beggs Wife was here this Afternoon
Min went home on the Train to
night
Saturday March 15
this is a nice day
Min & Tory went down to the Station to trade
every day dres
we have new Syrup

they each got an

Sunday March 16
Min Charles & Lucy went to the Funeral of Florence Spencer
She was Buried to day
the 16 at 2 0 clock
Lucy will come home with them
it Snowed last night
we had
a pair of twin Calves this morning the 16
they look alike
it is very cold to day
Monday March 17
the Girls washed to day
it is prety cold
the roads are prety rough
Lucy came home Yesterday

no Sap to day

Tuesday March 18
Min and Tory Ironed this morning Lucy down to Alec Clarks to see if Maim Brown could
come and Make her dress
Min went to See Mr Christy Cas Caselman here
John
Ross Brought a Side Board here
Wednesday March 19
Doctor Jamason and Mina Caselman here for Tea
2 Men came here and Set the Saw
they are going to Saw Wood to Morrow

they Sawed Wood to day
lovely day

8

Thursday March 20
got done 20 Minits after 3 a big pile of Wood they had a

Friday March 21

Charles Lucy & Tory went to Town to day
it Snowed a little last night and rained a
little this Morning but cleared of and was a nice Afterrnoon
Charles got a 100 Buckets
Saturday March 22

we Boiled down Syrup this morning
dulday

Charles went to the Shop this morning this is a

Sunday March 23

Lucy and Tory went to Church in the Morning

Frank and Minie were here this Evening

Monday March 24

Charles sold 2 Beef Cows and 2 Calves
Christy
he is a little better

it is a cold day

Lucy went down see Mr

Tuesday March 25

this is a nice day
Lucy went over to Mrs Vanallens in the Afternoon
Tory went to Town

Charles Lucy

Wednesday March 26

Mame Brown came here to Make Lucy a dress
Afternoon and the Evening

An Clark came with her

Staid the

Thursday March 27

John and Tiby Hyndman and Martha Clark here this After noon
Frank and Samy and
Miny Caselman and Alec Clark here in the Evening
we Sugared of
Friday March 28

Charles Min & Anie Clark went to Town
it Stormed all day
day
my hand is not much better
my arm is very painful

it Snowed and blew all

Saturday March 29

it is Storming yet
night

Charles went to Town to d

he Sold a horse

Mame got here to

Sunday March 30

Charles and Min and Tory and Mame went to Church in the Morning Tory went in the
Evening I went to see Mrs Vanallen
She is Sick
Alec and Tib here
Monday March 31

the Girls washed this Morning I went to see Mrs Vanalen
She is a little better
Charles took his horse to Town this Morning
George Balkwell came to night
we all
got invitations to Anies Wedding to day

APRIL

9

Tuesday April 1
Charles and Min went down to Alecks for a Turkey Diner
Lucy went to John Smiths
with Sally Hyndmans
Tory went to help Anie Clark make a Cake
Wednesday April 2
Sally Hyndman and Geany [Jennie] Staid all night and all day to day
Miss Black
Miss Cumings and Miss McGrigor here this Afternoon
Gimy [Jimmy] Beggs here in
the Evening
we Sugared of for them
Thursday April 3
Mrs Beggs here
we sugared of today
Lucy staid with Mrs Vanalen in the forenoon
Tory is helping Clarks Bake for the Wedding
Friday April 4
it rained last night and is raining today
my arm is not much better
it pains me so
much I am afraid it will never be any better It is 4 Months now Since I hurt it
God
knows best

Charles went to Town
Sold

Saturday April 5
he took 8 Galons of Syrup

that makes 30 Galons he has

Sunday April 6
they all went down to the Stone Church
I suppose it will be the last time for a good
while
Charles is going to Start for Cal on Friday night
God grant he may be
Spared to come home again
I may not be here to see him
God knows best

Monday April 7
Tory went to help Clarks Bake
Lucy went to help Maim Brown sew at Christys
I
went and Staid with Mrs V
she is Some better
Charles and George put the Seeder
together
Tuesday April 8
this is Sams birth day
31 to day
how the time does fly
it seems but a little while
since he was a Baby
Min is making Charles Shirts
Charles went to Town to get his
Ticket
he went down to the Station this afternoon to Court
Wednesday April 9
this is a dul rainy day
we all went to the Weding
Anie Clark and the Rev Mr
McDermaid was Married this Afternoon at 5 0 clock by the Rev Mr Higgins
it
Thundered when they stood up on the Floor to get Married
it was so dark I Staid all
night
there was about 48 there
they had a good time
Mr and Mrs McDermaid
went to the Manse to night
the roads are very bad

10

Thursday April 10
Charles went to Halville
Mr Beggs here for Diner
we sugared of to day
nice day
Mrs V is a little better

this is a

Friday April 11
this is a nice day
Charles started for Cal to
he is going to stop with John til Tuesday
I did hate to have him go
it seems as though I would never see him again in this world
God only knows whether I will or not
Mr Higgins was here when he Started
he had
Such a good Prayr
it done my heart good
the time will Seem so long
he has
always been at home
hope his trip will do him good and God will wach over him and
keep him from all harm

it is lonely today

Saturday April 12
George went to the Station to day for a grist

got a pound of Tea

Sunday April 13
a nice day the roads very bad the Girls all went to Sunday School
I suppose
Charles is with John to day
it is 10 years since John was home I don't think I will
ever see him again
Monday April 14
Min and Lucy went to Town to day Jessie Blackburn here all day
turned cold in the After noon
Ira Bower here this Afternoon

it is a nice day but

Tuesday April 15
the Girls washed this Morning
it is very windy
Jessie Blackburn here this morning
Mrs V is Some better
I went to see her
Min sowed tomatoes and celery
Wednesday April 16
I suppose Charles is on his way to Cal now
he would leave Johns last night

may God bless him and take him safe to his Journeys end
Min is Couloring Carpet
rags Read
Lucy went to Mr Beggs
the Willingers Workers met
Mr Higins and
Martha here
Thursday April 17
this is a nice day Min is coulering Brown
my hand does not gain
George took a
box of Butter to the Station
Min got a letter from Charles
he wrote from Jaxon
Friday April 18
Min Coulered Drab to day
she has all Coloured now
Frank filled a Toth [trough?]
for Lucy to day
George comenced to plow this Afternoon
it is a cold day we miss
Charles very much
Saturday April 19

11

Nelly had a Colt last night
day

it is prety cold to day

Frank filled a nother for Lucy to

Sunday April 20
Min Lucy & Tory went to Church in the Morning
Lucy and Tory went to Sunday School
in the Afternoon
Monday April 21
George Sowed Some Wheat to day
we are having lovely weather
they brought in
the Buckets to day we made 200 weight of Sugar and we made about 65 Galons of
Syrup
Willia[m]Hyndman here for Tea
Tuesday April 22
the Girls washed the Buckets to day they had 400 & 25 to wash
William Christy here to day

a big Chore

Mrs

Wednesday April 23
Lucy is raking the door Yard and Tory is fixing hors radish
Martha Clark and Tory went
to Town
George went to the Auction at McCleasters and got a Horse for 36 Dollars
Thursday April 24
Tory got me a new dress and a pair of Boots Yesterday
night on the 5 0 clock

I am going to Winchester to

Friday April 25 to Monday April 30

No entries

MAY
Thursday May 1 to Sunday May 4

No entries
Monday May 5
5 years to day since my dear Husband Died
how long the time seems
Tuesday May 6 and Wednesday May 7

No entries
Thursday May 8
I got home to nigh
found them all well
found three Letters awaiting me
my hand
no better
the weather is very cold
was glad to hear from Charles
he is feeling
well and likes the Country Minie Caselman here for Tea

it rained all the Afternoon

12

Friday May 9
Sally Hyndman here this After noon

Staid all night

Tory went home with Sally

Min and Lucy went to Church
at 3

Saturday May 10
Min and Lucy went down to the Station this Afternoon
Sunday May 11
Tory went to Church in the Evening and Sunday School

Monday May 12
the Girls washed
Mrs Brack [Black?] here this forenoon
Min got a Letter from
Charles
I went over to See Mrs V
She is gaining
George Sold the pigs
Lenox here this Afternoon drawing Manure
Tuesday May 13
Mr Lenox here to day
Min took Lucy up to Mrs Spencers
low
she is going to Stay all this week

Mr

George Spencer is very

Wednesday May 14
I went down to see Mr Christie a little while
the Girls are making flower beds
a cold wind

there is

Thursday May 15
I went down to Mr Beggs
Mrs Fraser came here and Tory came after me
it hurts
my arm to ride
the Doctor was here to night
injected Something in my arm
had a good nights rest

Friday May 16
Broder Workman helped George plant potatoes to day
Buds on the Trees comes out so Slow

it is a nice day but Cold

the

Saturday May 17
Tory made Rubarb Py to day
I had a bad night last night
my arm pained me most
all night
a heavy wind to day
George plowed the Yard to day
Lucy came home
George Spencer is a little better
Sunday May 18
Min Lucy and Tory went down to Church
George went home to day
it is a nice day I got Sick this Afternoon the Doctor here

I am all alone

Monday May 19
a little better to day
Mr Higgins here
Min and Lucy commenced to clean house
Tory does the work and took care of me
she is Sick her Self
Tuesday May 20

13

it rained all night and all day the Doctor here to night
the pain is better but I am prety
Sick
Rosa had a Colt this morning
Mr Higgins her
Wednesday May 21

am not much better
am prety weak
Tory is sick but works all the time and eats
nothing
George planted corn in the Orchard
Mrs Pelton and Mrs Black here this
Evening
Mrs Christie here
Thursday May 22

I am in bed yet
the Doctor here for Tea and so was Mrs Wood
Mrs Beggs here a
little while
George planted Sweet corn
Mr Christie here to day
Friday May 23

raining a little to day
the Girls are warping a Carpet
been Sick all this week

I feel a little better

Tory has

Saturday May 24

Tib and Baby was here to day

I feel some better

Sat up a little while

Sunday May 25

George Min & Lucy went to Church
Aleck Clark was here
is a nice little fellow
Sade Smith & Minie Caselman here

gave his Babies pictur

Monday May 26

The Girls washed this forenoon
Mr Higgins & Norman Bain & Kittie Cameron & Martha
Clark all here for Tea and Staid the Evening
the Doctor called in the Evening
Tuesday May 27

Tory went with the Doctor to Winchester
they are putting up an English Church and
they laid the Corner Stone to day
they had Diner and Tea and a great Croud there
Martha Smith here a little while
Wednesday May 28

Lucy is weaving the Carpet

I am a little better

John McCarger got potatoes to day

Thursday May 29

Mr Lenox here to work to day

it is a nice day
Friday May 30

Min and Tory went to Town to day

I am Some better

Mrs Black

Saturday May 31

Lucy got the Carpet cut today

Mrs Pelton here this forenoon

JUNE

14

George Sowed Corn

Lucy and Tory went to Church
real bad to day

Sunday June 1
Min Staid and got Dinner

I am not so well

feel

Monday June 2
am prety sick yet
the Girls washed
Mrs Black here
Tory went to the Station
got a letter from Charles
he is well
George finished Sowing to day
Tuesday June 3
the Girls Cleaned the Dinang room to day
whitened the Ceiling
Green and Cleaned the Parlour

tinted the wall Pea

Wednesday June 4
the girls put down the Carpet to day
Sid Shaw came here this Morning
George went to the fair
it rained last night and a little this morning

Lucy ironed this forenoon
Election day

Thursday June 5
I was very sick to day

my Stomack is very bad this is

Friday June 6
George is plowing for Buckwheat
Maggie Fooize here and Mrs Loux
the Station
it rained after Tea until after dark

Min planted Cucumbers
through the potatoes

him and

Saturday June 7
Lucy wed Some in the Garden

Sunday June 8
George Min and Lucy went to the Stone Church in the morning
to Halville in the Evening

Min went to

George is plowing

George and Tory went

Monday June 9
the Girls washed and washed blankets and quilts
Min and Tory went to the Station
Maggie Fooize here for Tea
Tuesday June 10
George and Mr Wood hoed the potatoes in the Orchard this forenoon George had a
Manure bee this Afternoon
17 here
Sid Shaws wife came here to day
17 years
today since Tib was Married
Min & Tory went to practice to night
Wednesday June 11
12 years to day since Lucy was Married
Tory went down to the Church to the Willing
Workers Meting
we had some rain to day

15

Thursday June 12
it rained all night and is raining to day
it is a wet time
Friday June 13
Mr Lenox and John Lenox Spread Manure this Afternoon
Saturday June 14
it rained a little this morning
Mr Lenox here to day
Min Alma and Lucy went to Mr
Conlys this Afternoon
Mrs Black here for Tea
got a dog
Sunday June 15
Min Alma and Lucy went to the Stone Church
George and Tory went to Halville to
Church and Staid to Alecks for Diner
Lucy went to Sunday School in the Afternoon at
the Station
Monday June 16
Min & Tory & Alma went to Mr Sheiks this Afternoon
Lucy went down to the Post Office
with Mrs John Hyndman
Mrs Hyndman and Mrs Black here
George Sowed
Buckwheat this Afternoon
Sowed 8 Acres
Alma Staid to Mrs Sheiks
it is very
warm

Tuesday June 17
the Girls washed to day
George Harrowed the Buckwheat and rooled it
it is a very
warm day
Tory went to Mrs Blacks this Afternoon
Lucy went to John Peters
Wednesday June 18
George went to a Social at Henry Settles last night
it is very warm
Thursday June 19
Mr & Mrs Hut and Mrs John Hyndman here all day
we had a good visit
Friday June 20
Mrs Ervin & her little girl and Mrs Suffield here last night
Staid till after Diner
Tory
went to Church to night at the Station
George sowed the last piece of Buckwheat
Saturday June 21
Lucy and Tory went to Town to day
this is a nice day

I am not feeling well

Sunday June 22
George Min & Lucy went to Church this morning
Lucy and Tory went to Sunday
School at 3 & George Lucy & Tory went to Church at Halville in the Evening
Mrs
Vanallen here to day

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the Girls washed today

Monday June 23
it is a very nice day

Tuesday June 24
I went to Mrs Frasers this forenoon & to Mrs Smiths in the Afternoon
Lucy came after
me
Sally and Baby came up to night on the Train
it rained to night
the Girls
went to practice
George went to Blairs to a plowing bee
Wednesday June 25
Tory & Sally went to Town this morning it is a lovely day George is hilling potatoes
Sally has got a nice little Baby
had a letter from Aurilla last night
She has been
very Sick
Thursday June 26
Lucy Sally and Tory went down to Tibs this After
Sally went home on the Train
Lucy and Tory Staid to Prayr Meting
Mr Higgins Christened the Baby Mary Victoria
Mrs Black here this Afternoon
Friday June 27
Lucy went to Mr Sheiks
Min went to Sade Smiths Mrs Black here most all day
I
feel prety Sick to night Minie Casselman here Tory came home sick
got the Sick
head ache
Mrs Wood here
Saturday June 28
Mr & Mrs Black and Lucy went to pick strawberries this morning
we are getting very nice
weather now
every thing is growing nicely
Sunday June 29
George Min & Lucy went to the Stone Church
Tory and I went to Halville
good to get to Church
it is the first time for 7 Months

the Girls cleaned the Cellar

it seemed

Monday June 30
I was to Mrs Vanalens

JULY
Tuesday July 1
they washed today
it is very warm
they all went to the Concert to night Camp
Meting Comenced to day
Wednesday July 2
it rained the last part of last night and rained this forenoon
this Afternoon to get the Buggy fixed
Thursday July 3

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George went to Halville

George took a ton of Hay to town
Christies this Afternoon

Mrs Jacob Vanalen here for Diner

Friday July 4
Mrs John Hyndman & Lucy Annie Shaver & Tory to Camp Meting
Staid here
Tom McCuit and Dinah came here this Afternoon
night and go to Camp Meting
Saturday July 5
George went to a Bee at Mrs Vanalens
it was this afternoon
came
Sunday July 6
Tom and Dinah George and Tory went to Camp Meting
the Stone Church
I am alone

I went to Mrs

Gennie [Jennie]
going to Stay all

Tom and Dinah

Min and Lucy went down to

Monday July 7

the Girls washed

it is a nice day

I went down to see Maia Clark
Meting closed to day

Tuesday July 8
a nice day
Lucy went to Bob Blacks

the Camp

Wednesday July 9
I went back to Alec Christies in the forenoon and Bills in the Afternoon
Mrs Martin
went with me
Sally Hyndman came after Lucy to go to the picknick at the Rideau to
morrow
Thursday July 10
Tory and Sam went to the picknick
they had a nice cool day
until 12 0 clock
George cut some Clover to day

did not get home

Friday July 11
George put up the Clover in bocks to day
Min and Lucy went to Town this Afternoon
Tory milked alone
Charlie Hyndman brought us a quarter of veal

Mrs Laterell Died today

Saturday July 12
we are getting very nice weather

Sunday July 13
Min and Lucy went to the Stone Church
Tory and I to Halville
Monday July 14
Alec Hyndman came up after Tory
I and Lucy went to Mrs Laterels funeral Mr
Wood came to work to day
I went down to Tibs to night when they fetched Tory home

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Tuesday July 15 and Wednesday July 16

No entries
Thursday July 17
Tory and Alace Sheik went to prescot to day

I went to Church to day
Church

Friday July 18
Mr McCormick preached

I would like to live close to the

Saturday July 19
Teny McTavish & Alec Roses Wife came here and Tena Staid
Willia[m] Carson came this Afternoon

they all came down to Church
the Carsons went home to night

Min & Lucy washed this Morning
Son here
they got some hay
to night

Sunday July 20
it is Sacrement Sunday
we had a good Meting

Liza & Bertha &

I came home with them

Monday July 21
Min picked some beries
Neil Kenion and his
Teny went to Town with Mr Higgins came back here

Tuesday July 22
Tena & Lucy picked a few Berries
Min picked a few Cherries
Neil Kenion here for
Diner
Tena & Min went to Mrs Clarks
Lucy has to drive the horse to unload the Hay
Mrs Black and Miss Black here
Mr Sevice and Miss Grant Married to day
Wednesday July 23
Miss McTavish & Lucy went to John Smiths this forenoon & and to Mr Cumings in the
Afternooon

Min went down to Church to night
home to night

Thursday July 24
Lucy and Tena came home with her

Tory came

Friday July 25
Lucy took Tena to John McTavishes this forenoon
Flora and the Children came on the
noon Train
they are all tired out Edeth is a sick Baby
I am afraid she will never
be any better She had ought to be home
Saturday July 26

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Min Tory & Charly went picking beries this forenoon
potatoes

we commenced us ing new

Sunday July 27
Min & Lucy went to the Stone Church
Tory and Flossie went to Halville Lucy went to
Sunday Schoo[l]
Monday July 28
Min & Tory washed & Lucy went picking beries
Tuesday July 29
Flora and Tora took Edith down to the Doctors
Edith got so mich worse we Sent for the
Doctor to night
Wednesday July 30
Edith is a good deal better
Min & Charley went to Town
Tory went and picked
some berries
it rained to night
George finished haying to day
Thursday July 31
there was to be a picknick in Vanalens woods to day but it rained
Tea

the Doctor here for

AUGUST
Friday August 1
this is a nice morning after the rain
Mr Wood Loading Manure
Charley has a bad
cold
Saturday August 2
Lucy went up to Bob Blacks Tory finished my Dress
Mrs Vanalens 2 Sisters and
theirs Husbands came back to day
Sunday August 3
Min & Lucy went to Church this morning
Flora Tory Charlie Flossie and Edeth took a
ride round the Block
George and Tory went to Church this Evening
had a
Shower to day
Monday August 4
the Girls had an awful big wash to day
Oh dear I am so Sick of the Children they wont
mind anyone
they are the worst Children I ever Saw
I do hope the next visit they
make I wont be here
they do anoy me so
Tuesday December 5

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Edith is Sick to day
the Girls Ironed to day Mr Higgins and Martha Clark here this
evening
George cut a peace of Oats to day

Edith is very sick
Station to night

Wednesday August 6
the Doctor was here to day
Lucy & Tory went down to the

Thursday August 7
the Baby is better this morning
Mr Wood here this Afternoon there was a picknick
in Vanallens woods
Tory Flossie and Charlie went to the Church to the willing workers
meting

this is a very nice morning

Friday August 8
the Baby is better

Saturday August 9
Min & Tory & Flossie went to Town this Afternoon
Alec & Tib brought Lucy home
George cut the wheat

Lucy & Tory went to Church
Min and Tory washed

Sunday August 10
Lucy & Tory went to Sunday School

Flossie is Sick

Monday August 11
Broder Workman here this Afternoon helping them draw in grain

Tuesday August 12
Min and Lucy went to John peter Smiths this forenoon and to Mr Smiths in the Afternoon
to see Mrs Elliot
Broder Work man here this Afternoon
Wednesday August 13
George Min Lucy Tory and Charly went picking long black Berries
got enough to make
3 pies
they are not ripe yet
I was up Bob Blacks this After noon
Thursday August 14
they got in all the Grain that is ripe
we had Corn to day for the first
Friday August 15
Lucy and I went to Town to day
came home by Mrs Spencers
McDermids
George got 5 Teeth filled to day

Mrs Black here to day

took Diner at Mr

Saturday August 16
George cut a lot of Grain to day

Sunday August 17
Min Lucy and Flora went Church the Children are better Min & Nell Maggie & Charlie
came here this Afternoon
George Tory and Min Hyndman went to Church to night

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Monday August 18
Min & Lucy washed
George Tory and Min Hyndman went picking long black berries
for 6 pies
Tory took Min & Nell to the Station
they went home on the Cars
it
rained Sunday it rained to day so they Could not Stack
Tuesday August 19
Clarry Middagh came here this Morning
it rained this Afternoon so they could not
Stack
Wednesday August 20
I went to John Colmans this forenoon and Mrs Blairs this Afternoon
Flossa went down to the Station to night

Lucy Flora &

Thursday August 21
Lucy took Clary down to Mr Richardsons to day
they got one load drew and it
commenced to rain
Said Smith has a quilting Bee this Afternoon
it rains So we coud not go
Friday August 22

Lucy & Mrs V went to Saids to quilt
they made the Stack to day

Saturday August 23
Just got it done in time

it rained to night

Sunday August 24
Lucy Flory and Charly went to Church
George Flossie & Tory went to Halville
Mrs Alec Clark had a Daughter this morning
Monday August 25

the Girls washed this Morning
Tuesday August 26
Flory Tory Edith and I went to Mr Smith this forenoon and John Piters this After noon
Wednesday August 27
Flora Flossie Edith and Lucy went down to Tibs this Morning
Mr George Hut and Sally
Hyndman came here this Morning
Mrs Black came after Diner
her and Tory went
back to Mr Cumings this Afternoon

Mrs Hut Staid here all night
and I went in the Afternoon

Thursday August 28
Sally Hyndman went to Mrs Blacks in the Morning Mrs
Miss Black here
Friday August 29

22

Min and Tory went to Town this Morning
Mrs Black Tory and George went down to
Church at the Station to night
George took Miss Black home
Saturday August 30
they came home this Morning from Tibs
Alec brought them for a big time
this Afternoon
Mr Smith got a Stroke to day
Sunday August 31
it rains this Morning Min Tory and George went to Church
to the Baptist Church at 3
Mr John Smith Died to day

it rained

Lucy Tory & George went

SEPTEMBER
Monday September 1
I went to Mrs John Smiths and Staid all day
Tory came after at night
Death make
it is true in the midst of life we are in Death

what a change

Tuesday September 2
George Min Lucy and I went to the Funeral
it was a large Funeral
Hyndman Staid here all night

Mrs Sally

Wednesday September 3
Sally Hyndman went home this morning
a nice day
Frank and Genie Coleman
here
I went and Staid with Mrs Black
had Sweet Corn for Diner
Thursday September 4
Lucy Flora & Tory Flossie and Edith went to Mrs Clarks this Afternoon
Friday September 5
they all went to Mrs Vanalens this Afternoon but Tory and I and Charly
Saturday September 6

this is a nice day very warm
Sunday September 7
Tory and I and Flossie went to Church
the rest all went to the Stone Church
went to Sunday School
Frank and Tory went to Hexton Church

Lucy

Monday September 8
Min and Tory washed
it rained a little
Lucy went up to Mr Blacks a little while
Flora Tory Flossie & Edith went down to Winchester on the Train Min and Lucy went
to see Maud and the Baby
Tuesday September 9

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Min and Lucy Irind this forenoon
Charles came home to night on the 5 0 clock Train
I tell you we were all glad to see him
he is looking well
Wednesday September 10
Min and Charles went to the Winchester fair this Morning Sally Hyndman and Lucy
went Spencerville to the Convention
Gennie [Jennie] Staid here
Mrs Bower and
Mrs Vanallen here a little while Charles brought me a Gold pen
Thursday September 11
George went to the Fair at Ogdensburg
it rained all day

it rained most all day to day
Mr Clarks this Evening

Friday September 12
Lucy came home to night

Charles & Min went down to

Saturday September 13
Min made pumpkin pies to day for the first
they all came home from Winchester to day
Mr Higgins and his Brother here for Tea and Staid the Evening

Sunday September 14
They all went to Church but me this morning
George and Tory went in the Evening

Min and Tory washed
walk a little

Monday September 15
Alec and Tib and Baby here this Afternoon

the Girls Iriond this forenoon
Tory went to the Station

Tuesday September 16
Mrs Vanallen here this Afternoon

the Baby can

Charles Flora and

Wednesday September 17
Charles Min Flora Flossie & Edith & Martha Clark all went to Town to Mr McDermids
Edith Cummings & Lisa Bain here this Afternoon

Robert Wallice here for Tea

Thursday September 18
George & Lucy Tory went to the Socii at Willia Shavers

Friday September 19
Flora Tory & the Children went to Tibs this Afternoon
our Boys dug the potatoes in the
Orchard
Tory went to Meting at the Station
Saturday September 20
it rained last night it is dull to day
Sunday September 21

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they all went to Church but Min and I and Edith
Monday September 22
Mr and Mrs McDermid here
Charles went to the Council
Alec Clarks for a call this Afternoon

Tory and Flora went to

Tuesday September 23
Lucy Flora Tory and Flossie went to Mr Christys this Afternoon
Charles Lucy & Flora
called on Mr Smiths and Mrs Frasers Mr Eliot starts for home to morrow
Wednesday September 24
Mr Higgins here for Tea
Tib and Alec and Sam Vanalen and Cas Caselman here in the
Evening
Mr Higgins gave Flossie and Edith each a Bible
Charlie has one

Thursday September 25
the Thrashing Machine came here this Afternoon
Flora and the Children Started to
night
I hope they will get home Safe
Charles & Min took them to the Station
it
is a lovely night
Friday September 26
Mrs Black was here this Afternoon
we have 7 Men Thrashing
it seems odd
without the Children
Tory took up the plants today
Tory went down to Church
with Sam V at the Station

this is a nice day

Saturday September 27
they are thrashing yet
it is prety cold today

Sunday September 28
they all went to Church in the morning
George and Tory went in the Evening

the Girls washed

Monday September 29
I went up to Blacks a little while
they finished Thrashing to day

Tuesday September 30
Charles & Lucy went to Town to the Fair
Lucy is Judge
Sid Shaw and Sam
Gernsey came here to day
Tory went down to South Mountain to the Convention to
night
George is helping Alec Clark Thrash

OCTOBER
Wednesday October 1

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Sid Shaw Sam Gernsey George Charles & Min all went to Town to the Fair
Lucy
and Tory went to the Convention
I am all alone for a wonder
it is Seldom we are
alone
Thursday October 2
Sid and Sam Gernsey went home today
Charles & Min went to Iroquoise to Lish
Everets
Friday October 3
Tory went to the
we made Chow Chow and french pickles
it rained a little to day
Socii with George to Gim [Jim] Shaws
Saturday October 4
Charles and Min came home to night
Sunday October 5
Tory and I went to Halville Church this Morning
Mr Mires gave the Sacrement
had a good Meting
the rest went to the Stone Church George went home tonight

Lucy is making over a dress
coat
Tib and Lucretia here to day

Monday October 6
it is a nice day Tory and I went to Town

Tuesday October 7
it rained most all day

she got a

we had a good visit

Wednesday October 8
Tory and Minnie Shaver went to Mrs Gilroys for diner & Mr Myres for Tea Min and I put up
Some Apples to dry for the first
Thursday October 9
the Girls picked some Apples to day
Charles killed a hog Lucy went down to
Winchester to night on the Train
Friday October 10
the Girls finished picking the Apples to day
we have a nice lot of them
Saturday October 11
Sam and Tory went down to practice
I went down to Tom Christies
Sunday October 12
we all went to the Stone Church this morning
Tory went to Halville in the Evening
Monday October 13
the Girls washed the Baggs to day

the Girls patched the Baggs

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Tuesday October 14
it is raining most all day

Wednesday October 15
Min and Tory went to Town to day
Tory got her Coat fited
Inkerman

Charles went to

Thursday October 16
Charles took a load of Buckwheat to Inkerman to day
Friday October 17
Charles took another load today
Martha Clark & Tory went to Sally Hyndmans this fore
noon and Mr Shavers this Afternoon
Saturday October 18
Charles took an other load of Buckwheat to day
he has Sold 207 bushels
Sunday October 19

They all went to Church but me
Monday October 20
Mrs Black had a young Son to day
a great big Boy
Tuesday October 21
Min took me down to Tibs this Afternoon
George came here to day to help Charles
plow
Wednesday October 22
this is my Birth day
68 today
I do thank God that he gives me health and Strength
while he is calling many from time into Eternity
Thursday October 23 and Friday October 24

No entries
John came home to night

Saturday October 25
the Business Closed for a week

Sunday October 26
They all came down to Church
I saw John at the Church I came home with him was
so glad to see him
had 11 pigs to day
Monday October 27
John walked up to Alec Clarks and took his Tea there and Alec brought him up
then he
took his Diner to Alec Hyndmans then John and I took Diner at Mrs Vanallens
She
Sent for us
then he went to Mr Christies and Mrs Clarks and went to Bills Clarks for
Tea
Tuesday October 28

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Charles got in his potatoes to day
John went to see Mrs Frasers and Mr Smiths and
John Peters and home for Tea
Mr Higgins here for Tea and Staid the Evening
Wednesday October 29
John and Charles went to Town to day
George is plowing
Thursday October 30
Charles gave John 10 Bushels of Potatoes
he sent them to day
John went to see
Mrs Beggs and then went to Clarks for Diner
Alec and Tib here this Evening
Friday October 31
John has gone
Charles took him to Winchester to Sallys
I never expect to see him
again
God only knows whether I will or no
he had a very nice week

NOVEMBER

it seems lonely
Blacks

Saturday November 1
only 3 of us last night
Charles came home to night

Charles and Min went to Church

Sunday November 2
Tory went to Sunday School

I went up to

it rained last night

Monday November 3
the Girls washed and Churned and got in the Cabbage
Edith Cumings and Maggie
Black here this Afternoon
Charles took a load of Potatoes to Town this forenoon and
drew a load of Cheese this Afternoon

I went down to Mr Beggs to day
Afternoon

Tuesday November 4
it snowed a little this forenoon but was very nice this

Wednesday November 5
Mrs Coleman and Mrs Blair all day
Charles helped Sam Thrash
went down to Shavers to practice to night

this is Thanks Giving day
quarts of Coal Oil to day
a nice day

Thursday November 6
Charles Lucy & Min went down to Church

Friday November 7
Lucy was up to Roberts to see the Baby

Tory went to Town to day

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Charles got 21

I am not feeling very well

Saturday November 8
it is nice but cold
Lucy went to Blacks
Sunday November 9

Sam and Tory

it rained all day

we did not go to Church

Monday November 10
Min painted the floor to day
Tory went to Town this morning
Charles is plowing
Mr Higgins here and took his Colt home
Min and Tory went up to Blacks this Evening
this has been a nice day but cold
Tuesday November 11
Min gave the floor another coat to day
I went down to Alec Clarks to day
Wednesday November 12
we are getting very nice weather for this time of Year
Thursday November 13
Min and Tory went to the Manse to the Willing Workers
Charles went to See about the
Ditch
Friday November 14
Charly came up after Tory to make a Bonet for Esther
Lucy went up to Blacks a little
while
a lovely day
Charles is helping Sim Workman fix the road Some where

it a little dul to day
night

Saturday November 15
Ed & Lepha Gilroy came here to go to practice

they Staid all

Sunday November 16
they open the hall to day at the Station to day
3 sermons
we had Mr Dulmage
his Wife and Son and Ed & Lepha for Diner
I did not go in the morning
went in the
Afternoon
Ed Lepha and Tory went in the Evening
Ed went home after Church
Lepha is going to Stay til Tuesday night
they are going to practice then
Monday November 17
the Girls washed and Churned
it rained all day and part of the night Charles went to
the Council at South Mountain
he was very cold when he got home
Sam was over
and they practiced a little
it snowed a little to night
Tuesday November 18
A nice Morning
Alec Clark here this Morning
Charles went the Station for Flower
they practiced to night
Wednesday November 19
Ed and Lepha went home to night
it is a nice day
Thursday November 20
Lucy went down to A Hyndmans this Morning
I went up to See Mrs Black she is
going home to morrow
Sally Hyndman came here and Geny to
Staid all night

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Friday November 21
Sally and Geny went home this Afternoon
they all went to the Tea Meting at the
Station in the new hall
12 0 clock when they came home
Saturday November 22
Tory went down to help wash the dishes this morning
Charles and Min went to Town
to day
Sunday November 23
Charles Min & Lucy went down to Church
Monday November 24
Charles helped Sam kill his pigs to day
Willia Hyndman and Mr Alt here for Diner
they had a 10 Cent
went to Town in the Afternoon
came back & Staid all night
Social to night
Tuesday November 25
William and Alt went down to Alecks this Morning
Tory helped wash the dishes from
the Social
Mrs Fulton came here to night of the Train had been to Town to get some
teeth filled
Charles killed a Beef
Wednesday November 26
Charles went to Otawa to day
took a Beef 39 fowls and some Apples
it is a lovely
day
Samy Workman came here last night to do Chores while Charles is gone
Lucy went to help clear out the Manse for the Social
Tory took Mrs Fulton to the
Station
Thursday November 27
Min Tory and Samy Workman
Miss Sheik and Mrs Gregory and little Girs here all day
tis a lovely night
Ema
went to the Sosial to night
Charles got at 11 to night
Parka Married to night
Friday November 28
I am going down to Sallys to night on the Train
this is a beautiful day
went to Robert Parkers to night
how long I will Stay

dont know

Saturday November 29

it Snowed last night a little
Sunday November 30
I went to Church in the Morning
had a Turkey Diner at Roberts
John McKerchie
came over for me
went to Church in the Evening
it is so nice to live close to the
Church
tis a great privelige

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DECEMBER
Monday December 1
Robert took me out to Sallies this Afternoon
tis very cold

it is colder still

found them all well

Tuesday December 2
Sally went to the Springs

it Snowed and Slowed all day
this is the first Sleighing

Wednesday December 3
the Thrashing Machine came to day

Thursday December 4
the Sleighs and Cutters are running all the time
Friday December 5

No entry
Saturday December 6

Willia finished Thrashing to day

Willia Sally Min went to Church

Sunday December 7
it is to cold for me
Monday December 8

No entry
Tuesday December 9
Sally and I went to George Huts to day
An & Lucy Ervin Mary Algate to Sallys to night
Wednesday December 10
Sally and I went to Gim Ervings to day
it Snowed to day
here a day and a half

the Thrashers has been

Thursday December 11
I came home to day
Mrs Mac and Mrs Erving came with me
they did not get my
card so we had to get a chance
this is a very nice day
Peter Everets here for Diner
Friday December 12
it Stormed a little to day but it is nice
Saturday December 13
Charles took us down to Sally Hyndmans this Morning
She was not at home so we
had to come back
Charles took them to the station to night
we had a good visit
Sunday December 14

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Charles Tory and I went to Halville Church
and Tory went to Hexton to Church to night

Min has a bad cold could not go
a nice warm day

Sam

Monday December 15
Tory went to South Mountain to a Concert
Lucy came home to night

it is very nice weather

Tuesday December 16
nice Sleighing

Tory and Lucy went to Town
he is not well

Wednesday December 17
a nice day
Min went down to see Mr Christia [Christie]

Thursday December 18
Sam and Tory went down to practice to night
Friday December 19
Charles helped Mr Blair to Thrash this Afternoon

poor Bosie has a very lame leg

Saturday December 20
Charles went to Iraquois this Morning
I went to South Mountain
Staid there
came back
went to Mrs Adams for Diner and Mrs Frasers for Tea
Sunday December 21
Min Tory and I went down to the Stone Church
it rained in the Afternoon
we will loose our Sleighing
Monday December 22
Lucy and Tory are washing
Charles and Min went to Town
Some Butter and Some Tallow
it has turned cold

it is Stormy to day
blows

I am afraid

took some Apples

Tuesday December 23
it Snows a little while and then the Sun comes out then it Snows and

Wednesday December 24
this is a nice day but very cold
Tory went back to Mr Conlys with Sam V and Ed and
Lepha Gilroy
Lish Everets and Wife and little Boy came here to night
Tory is going
to a Xmas Tree at Hexton from there to Mr Conleys
Thursday December 25
this is Xmas
a very cold day
Lucy and I went to Alecks Hyndmans to help eat a
Goose
we have a Turkey here Tory is going to a Xmas back at Mr Conlys to night
I got a book for my preseant and a Linen Apron
Charles got a pair of Slippers
Min
got a book
Charles and Tory got porrige Bowls

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Friday December 26
it is a little warmer to day
Lish and Jane went home this Morning
Alec Hyndman
here and Lucy went home with them
they are going to have a meting the Willing
Workers
Sam Workman here
Charles and Sam got 4 loads of Ice

it is warmer to day
home yet

Saturday December 27
it has Snowed all the forenoon and some this Afternoon Tory not

Min and Charles went to Church
Alecks

Sunday December 28
it is very cold
Lucy came home with them from

Monday December 29
a very cold day
Tory came home this Afternoon
Ed and Lepha Gilroy Staid for
Tea then they went to South Mountain to practice
Howard Spencer here for Tea
Tuesday December 30
this is the coldest day of all
cold and clear Tory went down to the Tea Meting to
South Mountain
got 2 loads of Ice

it is very cold this morning
got 3 loads of Ice

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Wednesday December 31
I never Saw So much cold weather at one time