Clara Philp Diary, 1916
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January NEW YEAR’S DAY (Dominion) SATURDAY, 1 (1-365) 1916
Men choring. Brock, Clara and I drove over to Hilborns in afternoon but they were away. Mr. & Mrs. Henderson, Grace and Lena out here in evening for a game of cards. Very foggy and dull all day. Rained very heavy at night.
SUNDAY, 2 (2-364)
Home all day. Brock to church at night. Dull and strong west wind.
MONDAY 3, (3-363)
Da choring. Brock and I took Clara to ten train. Brock over to Ike’s in afternoon with Lily. Very stormy in morning but finer to-wards evening.
January TUESDAY, 4 (4-362) 1916
Da and Brock choring. Da to town in afternoon. Rather fine but storming a little towards evening.
WEDNESDAY, 5 (5-361)
Da and Brock choring round barn all day. Very dull and foggy and raining heavy at times all day. Colder at night with snow and high wind.
EPIPHANY (Quebec) THURSDAY, 6 (6-360)
Men choring. Brock and Ma to town in afternoon. Stormy at times all day.
January FRIDAY, 7 (7-359) 1916
Men choring and cleaning pens. Da walked up to Uncle Rich’s in afternoon to get Aunt Catty’s cheque signed. I down to Mc Ewings for a little while in afternoon. a little snowy in morning but lovely bright afternoon. sharp.
SATURDAY, 8 (8-358)
Men choring. Uncle Rich here in afternoon. I over to Hilborns for tea. Killed a pig after supper. Lovely bright day.
SUNDAY, 9 (9-357)
Home all day. East wind and dull and heavy looking.
January MONDAY, 10 (10-356) 1916
Men choring round barn all day and cleaning up grain for chop. Da cut up pig. Rained nearly all night and part of forenoon. Very dull and misty. Very icy under foot. Old Mrs. Woolner dead.
TUESDAY, 11 (11-355)
Brock to town in morning with chop. Da done chores, sifted ashes after dinner. Retta and her mother here for tea, the rest over in evening. Flurries of snow in morning but dull in afternoon. Took cream can.
WEDNESDAY, 12 (12-354)
Men choring round barn all day. Storm from east all day. little hard pickles of snow and turned to rain about five o’clock. Very disagreeable.
January THURSDAY, 13 (13-353) 1916
Mrs. Mosser here in morning to get help to get help to thresh clover. Da and Brock there until about three o’clock. Then choring. Very blustry and stormy all day. Wind in west and colder.
FRIDAY, 14 (14-352)
Brock up to Harrys and to Roy’s for ropes and pulley in forenoon. Da choring Harry down after dinner and helped kill steer. Fine but very cold in morning. Milder to-wards night.
SATURDAY, 15 (15-351)
Brock choring. Da over to see if Mc Issacs wanted a quarter of beef. Cut up beef in afternoon. Brock and I to town in afternoon. Brock down at night to skate. Rather stormy all day. Cold wind.
January. Wednesday, 19. Men choring and cleaning pens in morning. Drew up wood in afternoon. Mr. Craig walked in about seven o'clock. Fine day but rather cold.
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