Clara, Olive, & Elizabeth Philp Diary, 1902

Title

Clara, Olive, & Elizabeth Philp Diary, 1902

Date Created

January 1, 1902

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Philp Family Diary Collection

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Scanned Manuscript

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January WEDNESDAY, 1 (1-364) 1902

Joe and Dick came home. Dick gone home on morning train. Joe left him down. Robt choring

Maggie Benson married to F. Holmes at about nine o clock and took noon train. very fine day

THURSDAY, 2 (2-363)

Robt. choring all day. Ma and Joe went to Drayton in forenoon. Joe took dinner with Grandma and went to Drayton with Uncle Sam He was here for tea and Da took him to the night train. high wind all day turned colder and stormy at night

FRIDAY, 3 (3-362)

Da choring all day. Da and Ma went down to Isaac Hilborn's 25th wedding anniversary. went about five P.M. home about mid-night. Sara Burrows here and cut out a green skirt for me. very fine. stormy at spells.

January SATURDAY, 4 (4-361) 1902

Da at Drayton at night. Da choring in forenoon. cleaned out hen and pig pens after dinner. Robt. North came here about eleven o'clock for a load of straw. had dinner here. Winnie McEwing brought Miss Wilson in here for a short time in afternoon. very fine day.

SUNDAY, 5 (5-360)

At home in forenoon. Ma, Brock and Olive up to Grandpa Philp's in afternoon. Uncle John Gordon here in afternoon and for tea. I down to Grandma's for a little while. rather soft with a rather raw wind.

MONDAY, 6 (6-359)

Robt choring till about ten o'clock when Mr. McEwing came in and they both went to vote. Da finished choring. after dinner. John Walker here for a little in afternoon. May Gorden and Miss Stone called in here in the afternoon. Olive and Brock started to school with a new teacher Miss Wilson from Brussels. rather soft day. looking like rain. a little fall of snow in evening. Joe McDonald, reeve Wm. Duncan, Dixon, Brooks, Scott, councillors of Maryboro'.

January TUESDAY, 7 (7-358) 1902

Da choring in forenoon and drawing manure after dinner. Mary and Jimmie Rich here afternoon Uncle Richard's here for pigs in afternoon. Very mild foggy morning, but cleared off about noon and was a lovely afternoon.

WEDNESDAY, 8 (8-357)

Da choring in forenoon. and drawing out manure in afternoon. We killed and scalded twenty one chickens in forenoon. Grandma helped us. I went to Drayton to put a card on morning train. Grandma stayed for dinner. very soft snowing falling in forenoon. seems to be packing for sleighing.

THURSDAY, 9 (9-356)

Da choring in forenoon and drawing manure in afternoon. Ma at Drayton in afternoon. Will. McTavish here in afternoon. very fine day.

January FRIDAY, 10 (10-355) 1902

Da choring in forenoon and drawing out manure afternoon. Walt. Plant here in forenoon. also Mr. S. Crocker to see Miss North. fine day. some snow falling

SATURDAY, 11 (11-354)

Da choring in forenoon and drawing manure in afternoon. finished it. Ma and Brock at Drayton in afternoon. Clara and Olive over to see Retta Hilborn Hoshel brought us home. very stormy afternoon.

SUNDAY, 12 (12-353)

Da went up to see Grandpa Philp's in afternoon. We three children down to Grandma's for dinner. very stormy, windy and cold day.

January MONDAY, 13 (13-352) 1902

Da choring in forenoon, and cleaning out pens. after dinner. Will Craig here before dinner. Clara started to school this morning. cold bright day.

TUESDAY, 14 (14-351)

Da choring all day to day. very fine day.

WEDNESDAY, 15 (15-350)

Robt. choring in forenoon and up for a load of sand to Mr. Walker's in afternoon. Percy McEwing in here in morning. fine day, but dull

January THURSDAY, 16 (16-349) 1902

Da choring in forenoon and just lying round with a head ache. Miss North here in afternoon. Aunt Emma and Uncle Richd, Mabel and Mr. John Walker here for tea and spent the evening. went home about eleven o'clock Mr. North came here from Rennie's after tea. I came home at recess very fine day. bright

FRIDAY, 17 (17-348)

Da choring in forenoon and cleaning in afternoon. Lue Flath here for a while after tea. very fine day. bright sharp and drifting Ma and Grandma up to see Grandpa Philp and Aunty Gass.

SATURDAY, 18 (18-347)

Da choring in forenoon and helped us children pick over the apples after dinner. Herb Page brought us a barrel of salt from town Da gone to Drayton at night. soft-like in the morning but windy & rather stormy rest of day. cold

January SUNDAY, 19 (19-346) 1902

Ma and Clara up to Church in fore noon We three children at Grandma's for tea. very, very fine day. lovely moon light.

MONDAY, 20 (20-345)

Da choring in forenoon and killed four pigs in afternoon Watt and Uncle Richd helped very fine, bright day.

TUESDAY, 21 (21-344)

Da choring in forenoon and cutting up pork in afternoon and Grandma helped salt it. very fine bright day. Mr. McEwing went to Guelph and entered an action against Geo. Tucker over this Bull.

January WEDNESDAY, 22 (22-343) 1902

Da choring in forenoon and cleaning out pens in afternoon, and cut up all the ribs. very stormy all day, but bright.

THURSDAY, 23 (23-342)

Da choring in forenoon and drawing up hay from the stack on other place. Walt Plant helping all afternoon helping. Miss North and Carrie here in afternoon and for tea. Mr. McEwing in here this morning for a while. Dad went over to Geo Tuckers to serve him with a writ for $500. raw wind all day not very bright.

FRIDAY, 24 (24-341)

Da choring in forenoon and helping Watt Burrows to kill a cow, in afternoon. Mr and Mrs. Joe McDonald here for the evening till about half past eleven. Ma at Drayton in afternoon. very fine day and lovely moon light night. ______

January SATURDAY, 25 (25-340) 1902

Da choring all day. Olive, Brock and I at Drayton in afternoon. We went round by Mr. Craigs with some meat, and then to town. very very fine mild soft day. turned cooler in evening.

SUNDAY, 26 (26-339)

Uncle Sandy Walker and Sam Schneider here in afternoon for a little while. Ma and Da over to see Fred Burrows for a few hours in evening. stormy and blowing in forenoon and very foggy at times. misting and spitting rain at night.

MONDAY, 27 (27-338)

Da choring in forenoon and up to Grandpa Philp's all afternoon, cleaning their two clocks. very very stormy all day and very cold Watt Burrows brought over a piece of beef and stayed a little while.

January TUESDAY, 28 (28-337) 1902

Da choring all day. Mr. I. Hilborn here in fore morning. very sharp cold day., but bright. Walt here in evening.

WEDNESDAY, 29 (29-336)

Da choring in forenoon and also in afternoon rather mild day. We got word about five o'clock by Mrs. Burrows that Mrs. Jas. Duncan was dead. Da and Ma gone over there this evening. got home about eleven oclock. Mrs. Duncan died at half past one' o'clock at noon

THURSDAY, 30 (30-335)

Da choring all day. Ma and Grandma over to Mr. Duncan's in afternoon. Miss North here in afternoon. and Mr. North came here from Rennies and went home with her. Da and Watt Burrows went over to Mr. Tom Bretts to a meeting of a beef ring. very bright sunshiny day

January FRIDAY, 31 (31-334) 1902

Da choring all day. Went and sat up at Mr. Duncans all night. cold east wind in the morning wined stormy in evening.

February SATURDAY, 1 (32-333)

Da choring in forenoon. Olive and Clara to Drayton in morning and round by Mr. Duncans. Da and Ma at the funeral in afternoon. a very large crowd. The funeral came out Hilborns sideroad. over sixty rigs came with it. rather raw wind in morning, but mild. lovely afternoon the sun shone brightly. Uncle Sam met Uncle Jim at night train

SUNDAY, 2 (33-332)

Grandpa, Grandma and Uncle Jim here for dinner. Had a goose. very stormy day. It snowed and blowed and drifted all day long. Uncle Jim started for 14th but did not go through. It stormed hard all night.

February Monday 3 (34-331) 1902

Da just doing the chores and shoveling tracks to get through. It stormed [children did not go to school] very hard all day. and drifted up awful. Uncle Jim here for tea. the town line is full. Jim went to Drayton by river.

TUESDAY, 4 (35-330)

Da choring all day. very stormy and drifting all day. Uncle Jim went back on morning train. Da had a bad pain in his eye. children went to school.

WEDNESDAY, 5 (36-329)

Da choring in forenoon and cleaning out pens in afternoon. stormy till about eleven o'clock, then faired up and was a lovely sunshiny day. Da went to Drayton in evening for the vetenary, Dr. Pickle. Old Molly did not seem well.

February THURSDAY, 6 (37-328) 1902

Da choring in forenoon and took "Mint" over to Dick Lowes. fine day. Our side road filled up with other storm and not opened yet

FRIDAY, 7 (38-327)

Da choring all day. Olive 12 years old to-day. very stormy, snowy day. children got a ride to and from school with Percy McEwing. Brock at home not feeling well. 12 line drifting to day.

SATURDAY, 8 (39-326)

Da choring in forenoon, and about half past three, walked to Drayton, out across other place. Got a ride home with Mr. Perkin. Looked as if it would be a nice day. but about noon got stormy and was awful stormy all afternoon. It snowed nearly all afternoon.

February SUNDAY, 9 (40-325) 1902

Da up to Uncle Richd for a while in afternoon. Sara Burrows here for a while. not so bad as yesterday. but snowing and storming at quite a rate in afternoon. wind gone down some at night.

MONDAY, 10 (41-324)

Da choring till about 10 o'clock Then he took 2 heifers over to Moorefield. Uncle Richd came through our place and they both went to gether. Got $60 for them. Paid Jim Brady for Flora. very fine day, but sharp and bright

TUESDAY, 11 (42-323)

Da choring in forenoon and went up to see Grandpa Philp in afternoon. fine afternoon.

February WEDNESDAY, 12 (43-322) 1902

Da choring in forenoon and scraping the snow away from the stable doors? Mrs. G. Page in here for a few minutes in afternoon. Brock started to school again. after having chicken pox. Jim Kitley here looking at Bull. fine day.

THURSDAY, 13 (44-321)

Da 46 years old to day. Uncle Jim 29 yrs. old. Da choring all day. Tom Miller here for a few hours after noon. no school to-day as it is convention for teachers Ma and Brock and Grandma went to Drayton. Uncle Richd in here a few minuets also Charlie Stephenson. Very fine bright day, but very sharp.

FRIDAY, 14 (45-320)

Da choring in forenoon and helping fill up seeds oats for Will McTavish in afternoon. Sam Schneider here in forenoon and bought "Nig", the heifer, for $38. Da took her down town and went to lodge at night. Clara and Olive down to see Winnie McEwing for a while in afternoon. very fine bright day. lovely moon light night.

February SATURDAY, 15 (46-319) 1902

{Clara is writing}

Da choring in forenoon and cleaned out horse stable and pens after dinner Dave Corbett came here at noon stayed for dinner and till three' o'clock. Da went to Drayton at night. Mr. Willie Corvan and Mr. Fletcher here in afternoon Fletcher brought old Sam (hog) for $12.00/100. and took him away. very fine bright day.

SUNDAY, 16 (47-318)

Round home all day. Olive and I at Grandma's in afternoon. Wat. Burrows here in evening. fine day. not cold.

MONDAY, 17 (48-317)

Da choring all day. went over to Mr. Craigs at night for a while and then went to Dick Lowes for "Mint" fine day but sharp.

February TUESDAY, 18 (49-316) 1902

Da choring in forenoon and in the afternoon Mr. Perkin here getting a hand to help thresh clover getting a place ready to put in ice. Us and Mrs Burrows are putting in ice to gether. They (Wat & Ned) brought one load to night. putting in bottom end of sheep house man here selling books. got the "Scottish Chiefs" 50ยข. fine day but sharp and cold

WEDNESDAY, 19 (50-315)

Walt Plant here in afternoon. Da at Mr Perkins threshing clover all day. Ned and Watt drawing ice. very fine day. Olive not at school. Sick with cold. Ma at Drayton in forenoon.

THURSDAY, 20 (51-314)

Frank Morrison here to-day in Walts place Miss North here in afternoon. Mr. North with her Da and Burrow's boys drawing ice all day. very fine day and night. Big Carnival on the rink in Drayton. Clara went down with Percy and Winnie. Had a nice time home at eleven.

February FRIDAY, 21 (52-313) 1902

{Olive is now writing}

Da and Wat. brought up four loads ice in forenoon. they finished putting in Ice. Ned and Walt. Plant here packing in the ice. Da done chores after dinner. An entertainment in our school to-night. Had Drayton Quartette Miss B. Prosses and Miss U. Robertson, also speeches and recitations. Got home at about 12 o'clock Had a nice time. School full. made very fine day and night.

SATURDAY, 22 (53-312)

Da choring in forenoon and cleaned out pig pens after dinner and brought up a jag of hay from the stack. very fine day. roads cut off quite a bit. Clara up to Plants with a parcel of clothes.

SUNDAY, 23 (54-311)

Ma, Brock and me up to church in forenoon and round into Grandpa Philps. Da went up to Geo. Fishers about five o'clock, then Da and Ma went to Mr. Duncans in evening. fine day. looked like as if it would rain.

February MONDAY, 24 (55-310) 1902

Da choring in forenoon and drawing out manure in afternoon very fine day.

TUESDAY, 25 (56-309)

Da choring in forenoon and drawing manure and clearing pens in afternoon Ma gone to Drayton in afternoon. Clara home from school with cold all afternoon. very fine day. thawing fast. Da went up to uncle Richd

WEDNESDAY, 26 (57-308)

Da took eleven pigs to Moorefield got $120 for them and took the little calf. Uncle Richd took some of our pigs. very fine day. Roads are getting bad and bare. Da did his chores in afternoon. Ma at Grandpa Philp's for dinner

February THURSDAY, 27 (58-307) 1902

Da choring in forenoon and up to Grandpa Philps in the afternoon. Miss North and Mr. North here in afternoon. roads very bare and soft. very fine day. Miss Wilson came here for tea then Charlie, Lizzie and Sara Hilborn here for evening. Raining a little at night.

FRIDAY, 28 (59-306)

Da choring in forenoon and over to Mr. Burrows to get saw fixed in afternoon misty day. rained at times dull all day.

March SATURDAY, 1 (60-305)

Da choring in the forenoon, and after dinner took out two loads manure. Then walked to Drayton. Roads good enough for wheels, except on the Cemetry hill and waters. very dull day. misting off and on all day.

March SUNDAY, 2 (61-304) 1902

Da up to see Grandpa Philp in after noon. It snowed all day, a rather soft-snow.

MONDAY, 3 (62-303)

Da choring in forenoon and up to Mr. Perkin's sale in afternoon. dull day with no wind

TUSDAY, 4 (63-302)

Da choring in forenoon and out to Drayton with team to get them shod got 50 lbs. Drayton flour. very fine day. buggys and sleigh both running.

March WEDNESDAY, 5 (64-301) 1902

Da choring in forenoon and drawing manure from the pens. brought up a jag of hay from stack. very fine bright day.

THURSDAY, 6 (65-300)

Da choring in forenoon and drawing out up hay from stack in afternoon. Mrs. Perkin came here about three o'clock and stayed over night. very fine day.

FRIDAY (66-299)

Da and Ma twenty years married Da choring in forenoon and drawing out manure in afternoon. Mrs Perkin went home about ten o clock. very fine day only not quite so bright. (warm) Ed. Burrows borrowed cart to go to Rothsay.

March SATURDAY, 8 (67-298) 1902

{Clara is now writing}

Da choring in forenoon and after dinner he took a load of oats and wheat down to Drayton for Mr. Perkin. He is moving up near Mitchell. forenoon rather dull it snowed from noon till about five a soft-snow. Children picked over apples.

SUNDAY, 9 (68-297)

{Olive is now writing}

Da and Ma up to see Grandpa Philp this afternoon. We children down to Grandma's rather dull day and cloudy.

MONDAY, 10 (69-296)

Da choring in forenoon and drawing manure in afternoon. Mr. Perkin stayed here over night. dull day

March TUESDAY, 11 (70-298) 1902

Da choring in forenoon, then took down a load of movables for Mr. Perkin, and helped to load his car. Quite a heavy rain about school time with a roll or so of thunder. mild and warm all day. Quite a heavy shower to night. Lilian Page went to the north west to-day.

WEDNESDAY, 12 (71-294)

Da went away a little after five, to Mr. Perkins to help take down the cattle. Mr. Perkin took little white calf with him. Da rode home with Wooddissee's. Rained in the night. Shower at noon. Thunder and lightning and heavy shower to night. John Winn and Hannah Lowes married to-night.

THURSDAY, 13 (72-293)

Da choring in forenoon and took a load of light wood and kindling up to Grandpa Philp's fine bright day.

March FRIDAY, 14 (73-292) 1902

Da choring in forenoon and choring round in afternoon and put the binder back into the new part of driving house. beautiful morning and nice all day. Ma at Drayton in afternoon.

SATURDAY, 16 (74-291)

Da choring in forenoon and took a load of chop to Drayton. fine warm day.

SUNDAY, 16 (75-290)

We children at Grandma's for dinner, Uncle john came after Da. Grandpa Philp not very well. fine day, but windy.

March MONDAY, 17 (76-289) 1902

Da choring in forenoon and went down for the chop. blustry day.

TUESDAY, 18 (77-288)

Da choring in forenoon and took out some manure then brought up to jags of hay from stack. Ma and Clara up to Little Aggie Rogers funeral and down to Drayton. sharp blustry day.

WEDNESDAY, 19 (78-287)

{Clara is now writing}

Da took 10 hogs to Moorefield in forenoon and did the chores after dinner. cold breeze blowing but fine

March THURSDAY, 20 (79-286) 1902

Da choring in forenoon and drawing manure in afternoon. Miss North and Carrie here.

FRIDAY, 21 (80-285)

Da choring in forenoon and drawing manure in afternoon. very fine day.

SATURDAY, 22 (81-284)

{Olive is now writing}

Da choring in forenoon, and drawing out manure in afternoon. Clara took Ma and Grandma to station. They went to Allenford We three children up to see Grandpa Philp in afternoon. Very fine day Clara 17 years old to-day. Flock of wild geese went over

March SUNDAY, 23 (82-283) 1902

At home all day. Grandpa Benson here for dinner. Clara sick with cold. Da killed a mink in the forenoon. about 28" long when stretched. very fine day.

MONDAY, 24 (83-282)

Da choring in forenoon and trimming out currant bushes in afternoon. Clara met Ma and Grandma on the train. very fine day.

TUESDAY, 25 (84-281)

Da choring in forenoon then went over to see if he could get Pages boys here and Art came and they drew in stack beside the barn. very fine day. Jack Winn left for the west to-day.

March WEDNESDAY, 26 (85-280) 1902

Da and Herb. Page did the chores then Art came and they brought up a load of hay before dinner. Drawing all afternoon. Ma and Grandma at Drayton. very fine day. Uncle James died yesterday will McTavish married

THURSDAY, 27 (86-279)

Da choring in forenoon and went back to stack and brought up a jag of hay. very fine weather for March snow all gone and roads Da over to pay Mick Blackwell for wood. dusty.

FRIDAY, 28 (87-278)

Good Friday Da done up the chores and a little after 10 started to Palmerston for flour. Home again about six o'clock. Got 500 of flour. 100 for Grandpa rather fine in forenoon, but sultry. rained all afternoon.

March SATURDAY, 29 (88-277) 1902

Da choring in forenoon and to Drayton in afternoon. Mr. North in here after dinner for a short time. Dull and foggy in forenoon but turned out bright after dinner.

SUNDAY, 30 (89-276)

Easter Sunday. Ma and Clara up to church in forenoon. Da up to Grandpa Philp's in afternoon raw wind in forenoon and dull. drizzling rain all afternoon. got colder at night and snowed some.

3 MONDAY, 31 (90-275)

Da choring in forenoon and took some chop to Drayton after dinner. He went down to Geo. Cowans for some seed pease. Brought home a little Jersey calf from Joe Davidson. Walt. brought three loads sawdust from Fishers for ice. Soft snow falling all day. sloppy under foot. rather cold wind. Winnie McEwing 17 years. old.

April TUESDAY, 1 (91-274) 1902

{Clara is now writing}

Da choring in forenoon and then took sow over to Mr. Duncans. cleaned out pig pen when he came home. blustering and snowing all day Grandpa and Brock at Drayton.

WEDNESDAY, 2 (92-273)

Da choring in forenoon, then brought down two loads of saw dust. not feeling well. pain in his eye. Mike Norris came after Flora at noon, snowy and cold.

THURSDAY, 3 (93-272)

Da choring in forenoon, and drawing up wood from G. Pages bush to Grandpa Philp. took up two loads. Miss North and Oswald here to-day. rather fine morning snowy afternoon.

April FRIDAY, 4 (94-271) 1902

Da choring in forenoon and drew two loads of wood to Rothsay. Ma, Olive & I down to Drayton in forenoon, Ma helping Mrs. Burrows paper in afternoon. fine day roads muddy and sloppy. Mabel Philp 21 yrs. old

SATURDAY, 5 (95-270)

Da choring in forenoon, and drawing wood to Rothsay. We, three children to Drayton in afternoon to get horse shod. Mr. Craig and Willie here for seed oats in forenoon. very fine bright day.

SUNDAY, 6 (96-269)

At home all day. Mr. and Miss Duncan here for the evening very fine day but looking like rain.

April MONDAY, 7 (97-268) 1902

Da choring in forenoon, and took up the last load of wood to Rothsay. mizzling and raining till about 10. o'clock then very heavy fall of snow till noon. colder in afternoon.

TUESDAY, 8 (98-267)

Da choring in forenoon, and sharpening stakes and driving some in the afternoon. very high wind blowing all day from the east. Drayton horse show to-day.

WEDNESDAY, 9 (99-266)

Da choring in forenoon and took a load of chop to Drayton in afternoon. brought home some tile. fine day.

April THURSDAY, 10 (100-265) 1902

{Olive is now writing}

Da choring in forenoon. After dinner Joe Davidson came up and helped load hay Da took it down for him and brought home the chop. Ma went up to see Grandpa Philp. Miss North and Oswald here for super. rather dull forenoon bright afternoon Another of Waller's White's sons died of fever.

FRIDAY, 11 (101-261)

{Clara is now writing}

Da choring in forenoon and helped Geo. Fisher fill up seed oats. After dinner he went up to Uncle Rich'd to help kill pigs Ma at Drayton afternoon. Annie Craig here for tea. fine day, strong wind drying day.

SATURDAY, 12 (102-263)

Da choring in forenoon and helped Mr. McDougal load a load of hay for Uncle John. He here for dinner. Da back at the fence - afternoon. Children up to see Grandpa Philp. nasty day. snow and sleeting at times all day.

April SUNDAY, 13 (103-262) 1902

{Olive is now writing}

Da went up to see Grandpa Philp Jack Rich and wife came here in afternoon. raw, cold, wind.

MONDAY, 14 (104-261)

Da choring in forenoon, back at fence afternoon. Clara and Brock took our three duck over to Mr. McKee's in evening. fine, bright, breezy day.

TUESDAY, 15 (105-260)

Da choring in forenoon back at fence afternoon, with team. very fine day.

April WEDNESDAY, 16 (106-259) 1902

Da choring and cleaning up alsike clover seeds. before dinner, went back and moved rails. with team. {"with team" added after and written on a slant after the word "rails."} Ma at Drayton afternoon. very fine day.

THURSDAY, 17 (107-258)

Da choring and opened potato pit before dinner. afternoon he drew the manure off the pit and brought down load of clay for garden. Miss North here. very fine day but looked like rain in day.

FRIDAY, 18 (108-257)

Da choring and we started to pick over the potatoes. Had 19 bags of good ones. terrible lot rotten ones. after dinner finished the potatoes and started to plow the little patch. Ma up to see Grandpa Philp in forenoon Grandpa Benson helped pick our potatoes. Henry Hazeltine came at noon to dig. fine day. looking like rain.

April SATURDAY, 19 (109-256) 1902

Da choring and finished plowing and harrowed little patch before dinner. planted 12 rows potatoes and sowed the rest to peas and oats. Girls at Drayton afternoon. Da at town at night. Henry digging till noon fine forenoon. showery in afternoon.

SUNDAY, 20 (110-255)

up to church in morning. Da and Ma up to see Grandpa Philp, in evening. fine day.

MONDAY, 21 (111-254)

Da started seeding. Spring toothing back another place. Henry digging. finished and stayed all night. raw wind but fine day. put pork into bags and hung it up.

April TUESDAY, 22 (112-253) 1902

Da back on other place. sowing and harrow-ing. Clara at Drayton afternoon. very high wind, but fine drying day. sultry out of wind.

WEDNESDAY, 23 (113-252)

Da back on other place cultivating and sowing. terrible windy and cold. very heavy gale in the night.

THURSDAY, 24 (114-251)

Da back on other place had 14 1/2 acres in at noon. Miss North here. Nell and May Gorden here in afternoon. fine bright day but windy. we finished our third quarter in music. Nell Gorden been at nursing one year to-day

April FRIDAY, 25 (115-250) 1902

Da working back on other place until about half past four. Started to rain about four and with {"with" is written above "and"} thunder and lightning at night. dull and cold. Clara over to Mr. McKee's for the duck eggs.

SATURDAY, 26 (116-249)

Da done the chores in forenoon and fixed up a bridge to driving house. mizzling and raining off and on all day. high wind. Mr.Craig got load of hay Uncle Jim came home.

SUNDAY, 27 (117-248)

Uncle Jim here for dinner. Da up to see Grandpa high wind all day

April MONDAY, 28 (118-247) 1902

Da cultivating and sowing back on place. very fine day. Jim Johnson got seeds oats here. Jim went back.

TUESDAY, 29 (119-246)

Da came up about eleven o'clock from other place having finished putting in 30 acres. after dinner plowing sod by Poplars. rainy afternoon. foggy at night. Miss Wilson here to tea.

WEDNESDAY, 30 (120-245)

Da ploughing sod all day. Clara over to Mr. McKee's and up to Grandpa's. Mr. Duncan in in afternoon. raw cold day. good breeze blowing Da over to Mr. Duncan's with sow.

May THURSDAY, 1 (121-244) 1902

{Clara is now writing}

Da ploughing all day. finished the sod. Miss north here. just gave me a lesson. Jim Braedy here for dinner. His first trip. fine day.

FRIDAY, 2 (122-243)

Da disced and harrowed sod forenoon. shower at noon, went down and started to cultivate at line fence. showery and dull.

SATURDAY, 3 (123-242)

Da choring in forenoon and sowed peas on the sod. in afternoon Clara and Olive at Drayton in afternoon. dull day rain-in night.

May SUNDAY, 4 (124-241) 1902

Da put 9 head cattle out to the bush. I went down for Mr. & Mrs. T. Henderson about ten, and took them home after tea. Da and Tom up to see Grandpa Philp. rather fine day Mollie foaled about half past twelvesultry {the final "ve" in "twelve" and the "s" in "sultry" on top of each other} . (mare colt)

MONDAY, 5 (125-240)

Da done chores and took two sows over to Mr. Duncan's home about two. then helped Mr McTavish load hay. and cleaned out pens. Went up and got the lend of Geo. Fisher's black horse at night. fine day hot little windy.

TUESDAY, 6 (126-239)

Da cultivating down by line fence and behind barn. Ma over to Mr. McKee for ducks heavy rain at night. rather dull day. ma 39 years. old.

May WEDNESDAY, 7 (127-238) 1902

Da choring in forenoon. drawing out manure after dinner. terrible windy, and dull in forenoon brighter in afternoon.

THURSDAY, 8 (128-237)

Da sowing barley next line fence and harrowed it. little shower at noon. quite a rain at night. Miss North here. Jim Braedy here for dinner bright day between the showers. very windy.

FRIDAY, 9 (129-236)

Da went back to plow sod on other place, but it was not fit. came back and drew out manure rest of day. bright day but very windy hard frost at night.

May SATURDAY, 10 (130-235) 1902

Da drawing manure all day. Ma, Brock and Clara at Drayton in forenoon. fine day, but cool. very heavy frost at night.

SUNDAY, 11 (131-234)

Da and Ma up to see Grandpa Philp. children at bush. very fine day. put 6 head of cattle out to bush.

MONDAY, 12 (132-233)

Da drawing out manure all day. Clara at Drayton to get teeth filled, in morning. Mr. D. Corbett here in evening and bought Susie & calf. fine day. Another of Wallie White's sons dead with fever (Hiram) this make 5 children dead all in a year

May TUESDAY, 13 (133-232) 1902

Da drawing manure all day. Mr. Raynor here and tuned the piano, in two hours. Da led Susie, and Ma took calf in cart to Moorefield after tea. very fine day. Mr. Webber fixed rod on wind mill.

WEDNESDAY, 14 (134-231)

Da drawing manure till about four o'clock then went to Drayton with load of chop. very fine day. drew the manure from a pile in the field.

THURSDAY, 15 (135-230)

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Da did chores and went after the chop. then spread manure till noon. gang plowing in afternoon. Jim Bready here for dinner Miss North here. very fine day. Clara over to Mr. Craigs.

May FRIDAY, 16 (136-229) 1902

Da gang plowing and harrowing behind Poplars. Clara up to see Grandpa Philp very fine day. Da gone to town in evening

SATURDAY, 17 (137-228)

Da did chores then up helping Geo. Fishers move his old barn all day. very fine day hot.

4 SUNDAY, 18 (138-227)

Clara up to church with Grandpa then we went over to Graveyard Mr Craig here for tea. nice shower in evening

May MONDAY, 19 (139-226) 1902

Da gang plowing all day. Roy and Harry helping. Ma, Clara and Grandma at Drayton in afternoon. very hot day, looking like rain. Mr. McTavish got load of hay at noon.

TUESDAY, 20 (140-225)

Da sowing barley and Harry harrowing Da finished about four and went and spring toothed little patch. very fine day. Earl Lowes & Harry got a pup

WEDNESDAY, 21 (141-224)

Da gone back to plow ^sod {the word sod has been inserted above the words "plow" and "on"} on other place Harry here all day plowing. hot day. Da sowed corn after tea.

May THURSDAY, 22 (142-223) 1902

Da and Harry plowing all day. Da sowed the corn before he went back. Mr. Bready here for dinner. very hot day until about half past five then terrible, wind, rain and thunder storm came up. Miss North and Mr. here . Ma went up with them to Palmerston and then takes morning train for Glencoe.

FRIDAY, 23 (143-222)

Da plowing sod all day. Will McTavish here all day. Harry here from noon. finished plowing the field. rain storm in forenoon, showry afternoon. very hot between showers.

SATURDAY, 24 (144-221)

Victoria Day. Da discing and Harry harrowing Roy came after dinner and they sowed 6 or 7 acres of pease. Quite a heavy shower in forenoon. fine afternoon. Mr. Craig got load of hay. Uncle Sandy and Aunt Cathy called in afternoon

May SUNDAY, 25 (145-220) 1902

Da up to see Grandpa Philp in afternoon. heavy shower forenoon. showery afternoon.

MONDAY, 26 (146-219)

Da discing and harrowing on sod very cold and misty. Ma came home on night train. Had a splendid time

TUESDAY, 27 (147-218)

Da working back on the sod sowed flax this afternoon. Dr. Pickle got a pup this morning heavy snow storms at times real cold. heavy frost.

May WEDNESDAY, 28 (148-217) 1902

Da went back and sowed and harrowed the barley. after dinner harrowing and rolling root ground. Ma & Mrs. Burrows up to see Grandpa Philp. cold day but bright heavy frost.

THURSDAY, 29 (149-216)

Election Day Da went back and finished rolling. Then went to vote. Drawing out manure rest of day. Jim Bready here for dinner. Miss North and Mrs. Bell here in afternoon. Jas. McEwing & Jas Tucker candiates. bright day, but windy. Tucker elected with majority of 103. In the house 47 Tories & 50 Grits Got it down to a tie

FRIDAY, 30 (150-215)

Disced the potato patch. Then helped cut potatoes After dinner Grandpa, Ma and me dropped potatoes. planted 8 rows. hot day.

May SATURDAY, 31 (151-214) 1902

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Da at Drayton with chop and got team shod, in forenoon. Then sprouted potatoes in afternoon. Ma and Grandma at Drayton in afternoon. very warm day.

June SUNDAY, 1 (152-213)

Clara drove Grandma up to church. Da up to see Grandpa Philp in afternoon. Da and Ma down to Tom Hendersons for the evening. little shower. morning warm and sultry.

MONDAY, 2 (153-212)

Da fixing fence back on other place all day. little shower in morning very hot and sultry in the afternoon. thunder storm at night. quite a wind.

June TUESDAY, 3 (154-211) 1902

Peace declared in South Africa. Da drawing manure to root ground all day children home at noon. We three and Grandpa went to Drayton in afternoon to celebration. quite heavy rain afternoon.

WEDNESDAY, 4 (155-210)

Da drawing manure to root ground forenoon, plowing it in afternoon. bright beautiful day.

THURSDAY, 5 (156-209)

Da ridging up turnip and mangold ground sowed them after tea with Mark. Miss North here in forenoon. Jim Bready here Clara went over to S. Gillree's for Beef. First beast killed to day. cool in morning. but very calm and warm rest of day. Uncle Willie {blank space for a number that wasn't filled in} years old.

June FRIDAY, 6 (157-208) 1902

Da drawing manure all day to root ground. Clara at Drayton in afternoon. Tom and Jack Miller here in evening, Sarah Burrows gone to Toronto to work out Fine day looking like rain in evening.

SATURDAY, 7 (158-207)

Da tagging sheep in forenoon. Then neighbors washed sheep in afternoon. very dull forenoon and misty. cleared up and was rather bright in afternoon.

SUNDAY, 8 (159-206)

Ma and we children up to see Grandpa Philp. misty at noon fine afternoon. but cool. very heavy frost. froze potatoes black.

June MONDAY, 9 (160-205) 1902

Da working on root ground all day rather cold heavy wind all day. Grandpa hoeing potatoes. frost at night.

TUESDAY 10 (161-204)

Da working on root ground. ridging up in afternoon. Clara at Drayton in afternoon. Got box of pine apples up from Uncle Jim. cool day, but bright in afternoon. Da and Watt took white bull back to other place. very misty, rainy and foggy forenoon. (dull)

WEDNESDAY, 11 (162-203)

Da finished ridging up and sowed them turnips. Grandpa hoeing potatoes. fine bright day.

June THURSDAY, 12 (163-202) 1902

Da shearing the sheep. finished about three o'clock. Then drew out manure till five o'clock. Then went to Mr. Lawton's to help raise staff of windmill. Jim Bready here for dinner Miss North here, afternoon. Grandpa got Mark shod dull at times with few drops of rain.

FRIDAY, 18 (164-201)

Da working on root ground, such as drawing out manure and spreading a pile in the field Bill Gass and Mrs Lappin, (Maggie Gass) here about an hour this afternoon. very warm fine day.

SATURDAY, 14 (165-200)

Da working on root ground all day. Ma and we children at Drayton in afternoon. very warm day.

June SUNDAY, 15 (166-199) 1902

Da and Ma up to see Grandpa Philp in evening. very sultry and hot after noon.

MONDAY, 16 (167-198)

Da cleaned up a little chop and choring in forenoon. then working on root ground. has it ready to ridge up. rainy in morning. cleared off and was fine. high wind. heavy rain about 4 morn.

TUESDAY, 17 (168-197)

Da ridging up root ground and sowed the rest of the turnips. Clara went to Guelph on the excursion to the farm. Had a fine time. Saw Nell and was at Hospital went with May Gorden. cool all morning. warmer afternoon. high wind but very bright.

June WEDNESDAY, 18 (169-196) 1902

Da went to Drayton with chop in forenoon drawing clay from Hilborns hill to fill up the old well in the barn yard. very fine day. Ma and Da over to Grave yard in evening.

THURSDAY, 19 (170-195)

Da drawing clay for the well all day. got it filled. Went over to Mr. F Pages to see about a man. Mr. Bready here. Miss North here. Ma at Drayton afternoon. very fine day.

FRIDAY, 20 (171-194)

Da started to work at the road work. Herb Page here for dinner. Mr. Mc Grogon here over night. He bought our wool. very warm day. no wind. rain in evening

June SATURDAY, 21 (172-193) 1902

Da working on road all day. Herb and Art here for dinner. Ma and we children up to a concert of bell ringers in Rothsay, at night. very fine concert. high wind all day. little misty showers in evening. misty forenoon.

SUNDAY, 22 (173-192)

Da up to see Grandpa Philp in afternoon. Ma over to Mr. Burrows in evening. misty forenoon. fine afternoon. cool. Orton's birth day.

MONDAY, 23 (174-191)

Da finished the road work to night. graveled from Mr. McEwing's gate to our gate Herb and Art here for dinner and tea. Went back and brought up the trough from the back well, before tea. very fine cool day, but bright.

June TUESDAY, 24 (175-190) 1902

Da went to Drayton in morning to get horses shod. brought up load of clay to put in front of driving house with him. Brought down 2 loads gravel and put there in afternoon. very fine day. 2

WEDNESDAY, 25 (176-189)

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I took Olive to Drayton. She started to write for Entrance. Ma took Grandpa to station He went to Listowel races, at noon. Da brought down three loads of gravel in forenoon and one after. rained very heavily all afternoon. Da went after Olive & brought Maggie McDonald she stayed all night. I stayed all night with Grandma. 4

THURSDAY, 26 (177-188)

Da brought down five loads gravel and spread it. I took the girls to Drayton and went after them. Little rain this afternoon. very windy. Mr. Bready here for dinner. I stayed with Grandma. 5. Maggie did not stay to night.

June FRIDAY, 27 (178-187) 1902

Da drawing gravel for the lane, all day. Clara took the girls to Drayton and went after them. Ma and Brock went to greet Grandpa at noon. Miss North, Mrs. North & Stewart here for tea. very fine day but cool. drew 6 loads gravel. I took Mag home even'g Brock passed into the Third Book.

SATURDAY, 28 (179-186)

Da drawing gravel all day for lane. drew 5 loads. Wal brought our trough up from Drayton, and Da went back with him and put it up. the children up to Grandpa's this afternoon. very fine day. 5

SUNDAY, 29 (180-185)

Ma and Grandma over to see Lizzie Benson. She is very poorly. Da & Wall down to Riches. with cow at night. rainy morning fine afternoon.

June MONDAY, 30 (181-184) 1902

Da drawing gravel all day. Drew 6 loads. Roy and Harry here for straw and potatoes in forenoon. mizzling and raining all day. Got word this morning that Wm Chambers died yesterday. 6

July TUESDAY, 1 (182-183)

Dominion Day Da drew 6 loads of gravel. very fine day. warmer than what we have had. Da scuffled potatoes after tea. 6

WEDNESDAY, 2 (183-182)

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Da drew 5 loads gravel. Scuffled the field potatoes after tea. Ma, Brock, Olive at Drayton in forenoon. Mr. Webber here in afternoon very fine warm day. looking like rain 5

July THURSDAY, 3 (184-181) 1902

Da went over for beef. Then took "Jennie" cow to Mr. Riches had dinner there. Mr Bready here. Da and Walt brought down 4 loads sawdust in afternoon. very wet & dull {"& dull" written after the fact and written above the words "wet" and "forenoon"} forenoon. fine afternoon

FRIDAY, 4 (185-180)

Da plowed patch of sow thistle in forenoon. cutting thistles on other place in afternoon. Olive & Clara at Drayton forenoon. Ma, Olive and I up to Mr. Lawtons in evening very warm day. lot of lightning at night.

5 SATURDAY, 5 (186-179)

Da took load of chop to Drayton and got horses shod in forenoon. Went up to Uncle Rich'd in afternoon. After milking drove up to Palmerston. home about 12 o'clock terrible hot day.

July SUNDAY, 6 (187-178) 1902

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Ma, Olive and I up to church in morn, Da Ma and Brock up to see Grandpa Philp in evening. very hot day. Thermometer 100 at milking time.

MONDAY, 7 (188-177)

Da went back and scuffled turnips till eleven o'clock. Then cleaned out pens. After dinner went to hoe potatoes. Terrible storm of rain came on about three another heavy one at milking. Ma and Olive at Drayton in morning. got teeth filled. Chas. Walker got shed struck with lightning cooler after rain.

TUESDAY, 8 (189-176)

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Da cleaned out hen house in forenoon hoed turnips in afternoon. Clara at town in forenoon. very warm day. Ma at Grandma's to see Lizzie Benson. Grandpa brought three crates of straw berries from Drayton.

July WEDNESDAY, 9 (190-175) 1902

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Da just choring and straightening up driving house. heavy rain before five this morn. rainy forenoon and muggy dull and cooler afternoon.

THURSDAY, 10 (191-174)

Da hoeing turnips all day. Mr. Bready here for dinner. Miss North here in afternoon. very fine day but cooler.

FRIDAY, 11 (192-173)

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Clara & Olive gone up to Tarra for a week Robt hoeing turnips and took them to train then hoeing aft beautiful day I over at Mrs Burrows doing some baking for her. (aft)

July SATURDAY, 12 (193-172) 1902

Robt hoeing all day Celebration in Moorefield Grandpa Brock and I over. Robt went to Drayton at night beautiful day there were 12 or 13 lodges and as many speakers.

SUNDAY, 13 (194-171)

At home all day till evening then Robt & Brock & I went up to Rothsay. very fine day

MONDAY, 14 (195-170)

Robt hoeing and some scuffling Emma here for shoulder of Meat very hot and sultry. Terrible wind and rain storm at five o'clock

July TUESDAY, 15 (196-169) 1902

Richards raising both up there all day Mr & Mrs Burrows & Ma helped me milk turned out a beautiful day

WEDNESDAY, 16 (197-168)

Robt & Wat took Beef Ring Heiffer over to Gillries Morning then Robt hoeing turnips rest of day very fine day little rain in the night

THURSDAY, 17 (198-167)

Robt delivered beef morning turned out fine Mr B_ hoeing a while here Brady here Robt & Brock hoeing aft, Brock 9 years old

July FRIDAY, 18 (199-166) 1902

Young cattle out of pasture field Robt went back and fixed fence and then hoeing rest of day Ned & Wat helping hoe aft. Brock Grandma & I at Drayton very fine day

SATURDAY, 19 (200-165)

Robt Wat & Ed hoeing for a couple of hrs. then a heavy rain, mizzling all aftenoon. Mr Craig here for tea. very dull Robt gone to Drayton at night

SUNDAY, 20 (201-164)

All at home all day dull rainy & miserable

July MONDAY, 21 (202-163) 1902

Robt cl & McEwing fixing line fence for a couple of hrs. morning then choring and filling up chop. Mr. Webber helping & here for dinner Robt gone to Drayton with chop rather fine aft.

TUESDAY, 22 (203-162)

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Da hoeing turnips all day. Ned and Walt helping. Ma and Brock at Drayton and met us. arrived home on afternoon train had a lovely time. fine day Mr Webber here helping at hay fork

WEDNESDAY, 23 (204-161)

Da hoed potatoes then scuffed them and the turnips. Ma poisoned the bugs. Da went down to Jack Riches with "Jennie" cow. fine warm day, but looking like a terrible storm at night. quite a little shower.

July THURSDAY, 24 (205-160) 1902

Da and Burrows boys putting up scaffold in driving house in forenoon. choring round grinding knives and getting mower ready Olive and I up to Grandpa's for goose berries. little shower in evening. warm day.

FRIDAY, 25 (206-159)

Da cut the little patch hay in front then cut the piece below orchard. raked it and put it up in afternoon. Olive & I over to Mr. Craigs in evening. very fine day. Grandpa Philp 83 yrs. old

SATURDAY, 26 (207-158)

Da, Mr, Craig and Willie here drawing hay till noon. Mr. Craig went away at noon. D Brought in two loads after dinner. little shower about half past two. Da at Drayton with Uncle John. Willie helped bring rest of hay after dinner.

July SUNDAY, 27 (208-157) 1902

Ma and Olive up to church in forenoon. Dick Lowes and Ann here in afternoon. fine day, but storms passing round.

MONDAY, 28 (209-156)

Da cut ^ting at {^ below writing line} {"ting at" above the words "cut" and "piece"} piece next to ditch. Raked up what he cut and put some of it up. Ma and Brock up to see Grandpa Philp in afternoon. fine day warm.

TUESDAY, 29 (210-155)

Da mowing in forenoon Mr. Craig here in forenoon. Willie here in afternoon. Da raking and helping put it up. Olive and I at Drayton in afternoon. Miss Magee and Mrs. Newstead here after tea for a while. Ross bought meat. very hot fine day. Old Mr. Allen from Carlton Place here.

July WEDNESDAY, 30 (211-154) 1902

Da cutting hay till noon. Then raked it up and finished putting it up. Willie Craig here in afternoon. very fine day. Mary Fisher and Mrs. Geo. Fisher here morn.

THURSDAY, 31 (212-153)

Mr. Craig and Willie here all day drawing in hay from field above turnips. Ma at Drayton in afternoon. fine forenoon. rather dull afternoon. rain at night: The tea man here in evening. Ross brought meat

August FRIDAY, 1 (213-152)

Da took load hay to Rothsay. Mr. Craig helped him unload it and they brought in one load before dinner. Willie here afternoon also. finished that field to night fine day.

August SATURDAY, 2 (214-151) 1902

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Da started to cut clover and cut till noon. then raked it and Willie and he put it up. Brock and Grandpa met Uncle Jim to-night Clara at Drayton in morning. Mr. North here for dinner. Mr. Jas Gilmore here for a little while. very fine day.

SUNDAY, 3 (215-150)

Uncle Jim here for dinner. We over to the graveyard in afternoon. very fine day. cool at evening

MONDAY, 4 (216-149)

Da finished cutting the clover at noon. raked it after dinner and put it all {"all" is written slanted upwards} up. Mr. Craig and Willie here in afternoon. very fine day.

August TUESDAY, 5 (217-148) 1902

Da and Willie drew in three loads of hay then heavy rain till noon. Then tinkering around and choring. Da up to see D. Corbett. at night. Miss Duncan here over night. dull afternoon. rain at night.

WEDNESDAY, 6 (218-147)

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Da cutting hay all day from noon {"from noon" written above the crossed-out words}, down by bush. Took seven pigs to Moorfield in morning Miss Duncan went home after dinner. Olive and I at Drayton - afternoon. dull day with showers at times.

THURSDAY, 7 (219-146)

Da finished cutting patch, then went over to Mr. Craigs till noon, Raked hay up then he and Mr. Craig putting up till about four. then steady rain till night. Watt brought the meat.

August FRIDAY, 8 (220-145) 1902

Da took load of chop to Drayton in morning raked up hay and putting it up in afternoon. Ma, Brock and grandma up to see Aunty Gass. very fine day but dull and misty forenoon. good breeze.

Coronation Day. {Handwritten} SATURDAY, 9 (221-144)

Da got binder out and cleaned up, then Mr. Craig and Willie came and they drew in at the clover. very fine day. King Edward VII crowned.

SUNDAY, 10 (222-143)

Olive and I drove Granma up to church in morning. Mr. F. Page here in afternoon. Ma and Da up to Grandpa Philp's in even-ing. quite a shower before breakfast. sultry and dull in forenoon. very sultry afternoon.

August MONDAY, 11 (223-142) 1902

Da went to Drayton for chop but did not get it. After dinner rigging at binder then fixing driving house doors. Uncle Jim came up at noon went back with the 4.44. dull afternoon with showers at times. fine forenoon with strong breeze. girls over to H. Hilborns at night.

TUESDAY, 12 (224-141)

Da cut barley behind barn, then went back and cut timothy. Mr. Craig and Willie came after dinner and they drew at the clover. Da went back and put up timothy very fine day, cool wind.

Finished haying {handwritten} WEDNESDAY, 12 (225-140)

Mr Craig and Mr. Scott here helping draw in, also, in afternoon, Charlie & Hoshel Hilborn finished haying and brought in timothy. very fine day. Da put up barley after dark.

August THURSDAY, 14 (226-139) 1902

Da went back and started to cut oats on other place, they are very rusty. Clara at Drayton in morning to get "Mark" shod. Olive and I up to Uncle Rich's in afternoon Da gone back to shock up some oats after tea. Seth brought the meat. very fine day.

FRIDAY, 15 (227-138)

Da went back and shocked up till about ten then cut the rest of the day. Went back and shocked up after tea. dull and misty in morning. fine rest of day. Mr. McEwing here in morn. Charlie and Hoshel came over and got white headed pup. Winnie & Nell here - afternoon.

SATURDAY, 16 (228-137)

Da finished cutting 14 acres at noon. Then shocked up after dinner and tea. Gone to Drayton at night. Olive and I over to Mr. Page's - afternoon. very fine day good breeze.

August SUNDAY, 17 (229-136) 1902

Ma and we children up to church in morning. Da up to see Grandpa Philp at night. very fine day, but looking like rain at night.

MONDAY, 18 (230-135)

Da cutting oats on other place all day. Mr. Webber here for oats evening. dull day also showry. rain at night. School opened with Miss Green, Fergus, as teacher

TUESDAY, 19 (231-134)

Da went to Drayton to get chop and get Molly's shoes set. cutting oats after dinner Gone to Craig's flax-bee after tea. dull all day. Mabel here for meat. Mr. McDonald here in evening.

August WEDNESDAY, 20 (232-133) 1902

Da went back to shock up oats. Mr. McTavish helping him. finished about milking time. Ma over to see Mrs. Bob Mitchell afternoon. rather fine at times. little shower at milking

THURSDAY, 21 (233-132)

Da took lamb over to Moorefield in forenoon. Henry Hazeltine brought word. Charlie Hilborn brought meat. Da cutting down piece in afternoon. Charlie Hilborn helping shock up. Ma and Grandma at Drayton in afternoon. rather dull morning. fine rest of day with cool wind

FRIDAY, 22 (234-131)

Da went back and finished cutting down piece on other place. Carrie up about eleven and cut barley next to Ezra. finished about four o'clock and started to cut barley behind the Poplars. Da shocking barley after tea I over to Mr. McTavishe's at noon. fine day on horses strong wind blowing. Black pig has 4 little ones.

August SATURDAY, 23 (235-130) 1902

Da at Isa. Hilborn's threshing in forenoon. After dinner cutting at the barley. Mr. McTavish came and shocked some oats on other place. then shocking barley all afternoon. Da put up what was not up, after night We children at Drayton afternoon. fine day with strong wind.

SUNDAY, 24 (236-129)

Ma and we children up to church in morning. Da and Ma & Brock {"& Brock"} written in after and written on an angle} up to see Grandpa Philp in evening. very fine day.

MONDAY, 25 (237-128)

Da finished cutting barley about ten o'clock then went and shocked it finished at noon. Mr. McTavish at Mr. Lawtons threshing forenoon. Da drew in barley behind barn. Ma and I helped in noon. Uncle Willie came on noon train. Da and he went to Drayton at night to hunt men for harvest. very fine day. most like harvest day we have had.

August TUESDAY, 26 (238-127) 1902

Da and Art. Garreau drawing barley in front of Grandpa's in forenoon. Mr. Dingman, his team, Jim Davidson, and Geo. Schmaus. here in afternoon and drawing up oats. John Allen here for the evening and over night. I over to Montgomerys to see about men. Uncle Willie here for dinner and this evening. very fine day and hot. Da at Drayton at night to hunt a man.

WEDNESDAY, 27 (239-126)

Men drawing up oats with two teams all day. Da, Mr. Dingman, Jim Davidson, Geo. Schmaus and Mr. Lister. Aunty Philp here for tea and over night. Uncle Willie and Da at Drayton, for men at night. very fine day and hot. Merritt Noecker died about noon.

THURSDAY, 28 (240-125)

Men finished drawing the oats at six, then brought in 2 loads of barley from side-road. Same men as yesterday, except in Mr. Lister's place was Geo. Leitch. Da and Ma down to Mr. Neocker's. very fine day and hot. lightning at night. 10 little pigs on other place.

August FRIDAY, 29 (241-124) 1902

Men finished drawing in barley at night. Geo. Schmaus and Geo. Leitch helping Uncle Willie, Olive and I at Merritt Noeckers funeral in afternoon. Ma helping Mrs. Burrows get ready for threshing. Uncle Willie here at night. very fine day Willie Walker got pea-rake and brought it back to-night

SATURDAY, 30 (242-123)

Da over to Mr. Burrows threshing in forenoon. with the team drawing in for Mr. Burrows in afternoon. Olive, Uncle Will and I up to see Aunty Gass and Grandpa Philp in afternoon. Da at Drayton at night. Uncle Will here very hot day.

SUNDAY, 31 (243-122)

At home all day. Da and Uncle Will over to Frank Pages in evening. Close and sultry with high wind. looking like rain.

September MONDAY, 1 (244-121) 1902

Labor Day. Da went over with team and helped Burrows draw in, in forenoon. Then went back and cut six acres of barley, in afternoon. Dave Corbett here in morning to see pigs. Mr. McEwing here in evening. Uncle Willie ^ went {the word "went" is in between and above "Willie" and "home"} home on morning train. very fine day. and hot.

TUESDAY, 2 (245-120)

Da mowed the little patch of oats in front, in forenoon. Shocked the barley in afternoon. Wat. Burrows took some chop to town for us. very fine harvest weather. good breeze.

WEDNESDAY, 3 (246-119)

Da Raked up barley stubble by sideroad in forenoon. Put away binder and drew in this loose oats. Ma at Drayton in afternoon. fine bright day. cool breeze blowing.

September THURSDAY, 4 (247-118) 1902

Da went for the beef. then cleaning pens and stables all day. weather like the Equinoxes. Da served with summon to go on the Pitit jury. quite heavy frost.

FRIDAY, 5 (248-117)

Da packing away the mows to make room. Mr. Craig here in afternoon helping also. Ma at Grandmas for dinner. Mrs. Martin of Toronto here in afternoon. I over to Mr. McTavish's at noon. Da over to Drury's at night. fine day. cool.

SATURDAY, 6 (249-116)

Da, Mr. McTavish, and Wilmot drawing in barley from away back. Wat. Burrows, Percy and Ross McEwing brought up loads each in afternoon. Looking very like rain, but held off till night, then little shower. Da at Drayton at night. Olive & I there in afternoon.

September SUNDAY, 7 (250-115) 1902

All up to church in morning. Jack Allen rode up with them. Da and Ma up to Grandpa Philp's fine day with strong wind.

MONDAY, 8 (251-114)

Da raked up barley stubble {"stubble" is written on a slant in between words "barley" and "next"} next to Ezra, then brought it in. Went with team to Mr. McEwings all day. very fine day. rain in the night.

TUESDAY, 9 (252-113)

Da just choring round and fixing pegs to hang harness on. Hettie over in after noon. very nasty day. raining and mizzling all day. rather cold rain.

September WEDNESDAY, 10 (253-112)

Da loaded up the old sleighs and took them to Goldstone. Home about one o'clock. Then pulled at the peas, other side of Poplars. Ma at Drayton in afternoon. Dick Lowes here at noon. Misty & dull till about ten, then very fine day.

THURSDAY, 22 (254-111)

Da finished pulling peas. Mr. McEwing forked them out. Da down at McEwings with team drawing oats in afternoon. Miss North started in her rounds again. dull all day

FRIDAY, 12 (255-110)

Da choring round in forenoon. took Perkin sow over to Mr. Craigs in afternoon. very nasty day. steady rain all day.

September SATURDAY, 13 (256-109) 1902

Da started away for Palmerston for flour at ten o'clock forenoon. Home about six. Dick Lowes and Harry here for tea. Ma and we children down to Drayton in afternoon. dull and rather misty in forenoon. turned out fine but cold. heavy frost at night.

SUNDAY, 14 (257-108)

Olive and I drove Grandma up to church at home rest of day. very fine day. good strong breeze blowing.

MONDAY, 15 (258-107)

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Da went back and started to pull peas by the pump on other place. pulled till noon one of Mr. McEwings forking out. Clara at Drayton in afternoon. Da drawing in at Mr. McEwing in afternoon. fine day.

September TUESDAY, 16 (259-106) 1902

Da finished pulling the peas on other place Percy turning out in forenoon. no one here in afternoon. Grandpa went down town and brought up 9 baskets of fruit then I went down and got other 9. Carrie from Guelph. very fine day.

WEDNESDAY, 17 (260-105)

Da turned out peas next sideroad then went over and got Wat. in forenoon. Mr. McEwing, Percy, Ross and team here in afternoon. Wat helping. brought up 4 loads from other place very fine day.

THURSDAY, 18 (261-104)

Da cleaned out pens then went back and turned other peas. Then Mr. McEwing and Da brought up a load each before dinner. Drawing all afternoon and stacking them behind driving house. Uncle Rich'ds three and team here afternoon Miss North and Mrs. Bell here. looking like rain little shower. Da at Drayton at night.

September FRIDAY, 19 (262-103) 1902

Da went over to Mr. McTavish's about ten o'clock to thresh, but they did not thresh till afternoon. There in afternoon. Ma at Drayton in afternoon. dull in forenoon, but turned out fine.

SATURDAY, 20 (263-102)

Da cleaned out pens then went back to see young cattle with Mr. Col {Large blank space left here, perhaps didn't know how to spell the name correctly and left it blank}. Sold 9 young cattle for $300. Then cleaned up chop and took it to Drayton, afternoon. Brought home new trucks which came from Goldstone. very fine day.

SUNDAY, 21 (264-101)

Ma and we children up to church in morning. Da and Ma up to Grandpa Philp in afternoon. very fine day.

September MONDAY, 22 (265-100) 1902

Da, Wilmot, and Charlie took the young cattle over to Moorfield in forenoon. Da gone down to Mr. Noecker's at night. Da ploughed out garden potatoes and picked them up. half of them rotten. I helping Grandpa raise his. sultry warm day.

TUESDAY, 23 (266-99)

Da and Mr. McEwing went to Guelph to be examined over this Tucker case. Did not come home at night. Jack Dingman brought word out at night that Da did not come. rather dull at times. Mr. & Mrs. Lawton called in afternoon.

WEDNESDAY, 24 (267-98)

Da came home on noon train. Then he went over to Caleb Lowes and hunted up Ed. Maxwell for a witness. Then went to Drayton at night. Cold wind blowing all day. rain at night.

September THURSDAY, 25 (268-97) 1902

Da got wood up to thresh with and choring round in forenoon. Da at Mr. McEwings threshing in afternoon. Miss North here. Ma at Drayton afternoon. very cold wind all day. rain at night.

FRIDAY, 26 (269-96)

Da at Mr. McEwings threshing all day. I up to Grandpa Philp's with bag of flour. had dinner there. dull day and rather foggy.

SATURDAY, 27 (270-95)

Da at McEwings till about ten, then machine came here and threshed till half-past three. Da and Willie Craig straightening up after machine went away. dull day and foggy in morning.

September SUNDAY, 28 (271-94) 1902

{Clara is now writing}

Olive and I up to church in forenoon Ma at Grandma's for tea. Mr. & Mrs. John Fair there. quite a heavy shower in afternoon misty and sultry in forenoon.

MONDAY, 29 (272-93)

I took Da to station, he gone to Berlin to this trial of Tuckers. Mr. Henry Hilborn here for scraper in afternoon. misty in morning. came out hot. cooler towards evening.

TUESDAY, 30 (273-92)

Da returned home from Berlin on night train. Case settled. Won it against Tucker #200. each {each written above "200" and "and"} and costs. Drayton Show. Ma, Olive, Brock and I down all afternoon. foggy and dull in forenoon. very nasty afternoon. steady rain from about four o'clock.

October WEDNESDAY, 1 (274-91) 1902

Da went up to Uncle Rich'ds and boys came down and helped load the pigs. Da took them to Moorefield. Boys took home a load of straw. Da cleaned up grist of chop and took it to Drayton about four o'clock. dull and cold wind blowing all day.

THURSDAY, 2 (275-90)

Da went back and plowed out potatoes and picked them up in forenoon. potatoes very good. After dinner harrowed them out and pick them up & pick them over and put in root house. Miss North here. very fine day inclined to be cool.

FRIDAY, 3 (276-89)

Da started to draw manure out on to where the peas were. Ma at Drayton in afternoon very fine day cold wind.

October SATURDAY, 4 (277-88) 1902

Da finished drawing manure. took load rails and fenced little hay stack, then brought up a load turnips for calves. At Drayton at night for Uncle Jim. very fine day. rather raw wind.

SUNDAY, 5 (278-87)

I drove Grandma up to church in forenoon Uncle Jim here for dinner. Da and Ma up to Grandpa's in evening very cold wind blowing in forenoon. heavy rain in afternoon. heavy rain at night.

MONDAY, 6 (279-86)

{Olive is now writing}

Da went back and skinned ram, who got killed by Burrow's ram, then ploughing rest of day on pea ground. I took Uncle Jim to station in morning very fine day. good breeze blowing.

October TUESDAY, 7 (280-85) 1902

{Clara is now writing}

Da plowing all day. Took three pigs over to Mr. Duncan's at noon. Helped Wat take his heifer over to Sussex Gilree's, at night. fine day. strong wind. heavy shower Old Mr. Lang buried. evening.

WEDNESDAY, 8 (281-84)

Da plowing all day in barley stubble. dipped little pigs at noon. H. Hilborn's young folks over for the evening. very fine day strong wind.

7 THURSDAY, 9 (282-83)

{Olive is now writing}

Da ploughing all day. Miss North and Carrie came here in forenoon and for dinner. very fine day. very hard frost at night.

October FRIDAY, 10 (283-82) 1902

Da ploughing all day. Over to Mr. Duncans for sows at night. Ma at Drayton in afternoon. very warm in middle of day. cooler towards night.

SATURDAY, 11 (284-81)

{Clara is now writing}

Da plowing all day at Drayton at night and brought up a little sow which came by ex press from Crampton. $14. rather dull day, but muggy and sultry.

SUNDAY, 12 (285-80)

Ma and we children up to Grandpa Philps then over to funeral. Mrs. Joseph Freeland brought to the church from near Palmerston and buried at Derryadd rather hazy all day. quite a heavy shower about five o'clock.

October MONDAY, 13 (286-79) 1902

Da went to Drayton and sent the money away to H. George & Sons. Then plowed till noon. Cleaned up a grist and took it to Drayton. heavy rain in night. lot of rain fell during day. very windy afternoon rahter raw and cold wind.

TUESDAY, 14 (287-78)

Da finished plowing in that field and brought up load of turnips, Ma over at Mr. Burrows baking. I at Drayton in afternoon. rather fine day. but cold. lottle showers towards evening.

WEDNESDAY, 15 (288-77)

{Olvie is now writing}

Da ploughing all day in pea stubble on other place. Miss North here for dinner. fine day, strong wind. rather cloudy at times. Henry Howard Hilborn of Lither got his right hand caught in threshing machine andhad it taken off about a week later.

October THURSDAY, 16 (289-76) 1902

{Clara is now writing}

Thanksgiving. Da plowing all day on other place. Olive and I over for beef. Sarah and Wat. Burrows here for tea. Olive up to Uncle Rich'd very fine day. Another of Walter White's children died of fever. Jessie.

FRIDAY, 17 (290-75)

Da plowing on other place all day. Ma and Grandma at Drayton. in afternoon very fine day. hard frost at night. Walt brought up two bags of potatoes from the station which came from Guelph.

SATURDAY, 18 (291-74)

Da choring round in forenoon. After dinner went over and helped Walt kill a pig, then he and Walt went to Drayton for sugar (a barrel). from Guelph. dull and rainy all forenoon. dull and rather foggy afternoon.

October SUNDAY, 19 (292-73) 1902

Olive and I up to church with Grandma. Ma and we children up to Grandpa Philp's in afternoon. Uncle Sandy and Aunt Catty there. fine day. rather foggy in morning.

MONDAY, 20 (293-72)

Da started at Mangolds, working at them all day. very hard to pull. Sara Burrows here in morning. She gone back to Toronto to work. changeable. misty at noon. strong wind.

TUESDAY, 21 (294-71)

Da finished the Mangolds. and took a load of turnips down to Grandpa. I at Drayton in afternoon. very fine day.

October WEDNESDAY, 22 (295-70) 1902

Da topping turnips all day. cleaned the pens at noon. mizzling off and on all day. very dark at night.

THURSDAY, 23 (296-69)

Da topping turnips all day. Ma at Drayton in forenoon. Miss North did not come. very dull and misty all day.

FRIDAY, 24 (297-68)

Da finished topping turnips, harrowed some out and brought in one load before dinner. Drawing all afternoon. Ma and I helping very heavy thunder and lightning and shower towards noon. very fine rest of day.

October SATURDAY, 25 (298-67) 1902

Da drawing in turnips all day. harrowed some out in morning. Stanley and Norman Flath here helping in afternoon with team. Ma & Brock at Drayton forenoon. raw wind blowing. rather fine.

SUNDAY, 26 (299-66)

At home all day. balmy day rain thunder and lightning in evening.

MONDAY, 27 (300-65)

Da took load of turnips up to Grandpa Philp. came round by Uncle Rich'd for bbl. salt. drawing in turnips rest of day dull all day. Mrs. Jim Davidson dropped dead this evening

October TUESDAY, 28 (301-64) 1902

Da went to Drayton with load of chop in forenoon brought Grandpa's flour. drawing at turnips - afternoon Ma at Mrs. Faulkner funeral Skuds of snow all day. rather stormy night

WEDNESDAY, 29 (301-63)

Da went over to Mr. Duncans for a sow. cleaned out pens when he came home. drawing turnips in afternoon rather fine afternoon hard frost at night.

THURSDAY, 30 (303-62)

Da went back up and brought up the cabbage then brought the plow up from back field. Started to plow in sod field in front of house. Miss North here. very squally in forenoon fine in afternoon, but very high wind

October FRIDAY, 31 (304-61) 1902

Hallow E'en. Finished taking in the turnips Mr. Irvin here with his team in afternoon Wat Burrows here all day. Da over to Irvin's before breakfast. very fine day.

November SATURDAY, 1 (305-60)

Da ploughing on other place all day. Ma, Olive and I at Drayton in afternoon very fine ^ mild {the word "mild" is above and in between "fine" and "day"} day. little rain at night. Will Gregory got load turnips for Uncle Johnny. Gordon.

SUNDAY, 2 (306-59)

I drove Grandma up to church. down to Grandma's afternoon. very fine day. mild and warm Mr Craig brought piece meat.

November MONDAY, 3 (307-58) 1902

Da plowing on other place all day rather dull, but turned out fine.

TUESDAY, 4 (308-57)

Da ploughing on other place all day. I at Drayton in afternoon. dull and foggy in forenoon. finer in afternoon.

WEDNESDAY, 5 (309-56)

Da went back and finished plowing that field. came up and plowed little patch and cut weed on corn ground and took down some apples. dull and foggy all day, but rather warm. little rain at night.

November THURSDAY, 6 (310-55) 1902

Da plowed little corn patch then plowing on the sod in front of house. Ma & I at Drayton in afternoon, got me a hat and caperine. misty and rainy off and on all day.

FRIDAY, 7 (311-54)

Da plowing in sod all day. cleaned pens at noon. Alice Page and I down to see Winnie in afternoon. very fine day.

SATURDAY, 8 (312-53)

Da plowing sod all day. Olive and I up to see Grandpa Philp in afternoon. Brock at Drayton in forenoon. very fine day.

November SUNDAY, 9 (313-52) 1902

King's Birthday.

I up to church forenoon. Da and Ma down to Jack Rich's for dinner and tea. rather fine day, but raw wind blowing.

MONDAY, 10 (314-51)

Da ploughing sod all day. very fine day but rather dull in forenoon.

TUESDAY, 11 (315-50)

Da plowing sod all day. rather fine but rained quite a bit through the night.

November WEDNESDAY, 12 (316-49) 1902

Da took load chop to town and got horses shod. Home noon. Plowing in afternoon. Grandma and I at town afternoon. Quite heavy showers in forenoon. rather clear and balmy - afternoon.

THURSDAY, 13 (317-48)

Da plowing all day on sod. Miss North and Carrie her for dinner. dull in morning, but very bright afternoon.

FRIDAY, 14 (318-47)

Da finished plowing sod field. rather dull - forenoon. fine in afternoon. muggy and hot on horses.

November SATURDAY, 15 (319-46) 1902

Da moved fence between front field and little field above Poplars and plowed fence bottom, then drew rails from other place for wood. Olive & I at Drayton - afternoon. very misty all day and rather raw wind.

SUNDAY, 16 (320-45)

Da and Ma up to Grandpa Philps in evening. Will Mc Tavish here in afternoon. dull all day.

MONDAY, 17 (321-44)

Da and Mr McEwing measured a field on other place. Da drawing rails and plowing over there. Uncle Rich'd got ladder. cold raw wind blowing with skuds rain at times.

November TUESDAY, 18 (322-43) 1902

Da ploughing sod on other place all day. very dull damp day misting off and all day. muggy.

WEDNESDAY, 19 (323-42)

Da ploughing all day on other place Ma and Grandma at Drayton in afternoon. very misty in morning but cleared off and was very bright afternoon. roads very muddy.

THURSDAY, 20 (324-41)

Da ploughing sod, all day on other place Miss North and her mother here for tea. misty and foggy in forenoon but lovely afternoon. Da over to Bosworth to get man for Lawton's threshing.

November FRIDAY, 21 (325-40) 1902

Da plowing on other place till about three o'clock. then at Mr. Lawton's threshing. Da drove me over to H. Hilborn's to a party. Henry H. Hilborn of Luther there. rather dull and hazy but mild.

SATURDAY, 22 (326-39)

Da at Mr. Lawton's threshing till noon. plowing afternoon. rain about noon turned colder and quite snow storms in afternoon, strong wind all day.

SUNDAY, 23 (327-38)

At home all day. rather bright at times, but cool wind.

November MONDAY, 24 (328-37) 1902

Da plowing and moved a large stone. Grandma and I at Drayton in afternoon. Ethel, Howard and Henry Howard Hilborn here to spend the evening. Wilmot at Page's threshing in afternoon very fine day.

TUESDAY 25 (329-36)

Da moving a few rails and plowing sod on other place. Wilmot Drury at F. Page's threshing for us. cool, but bright. hard frost at night.

8 WEDNESDAY, 26 (330-35)

{Olive is perhaps writing}

Da went to plough {whole sentence before this point is in much larger letters. Words after this point get smaller then almost seam to change hand} but had to come back on account of frost. Moving potatoes and apples to barn and then up to Uncle Richard's threshing after dinner Started to snow after dinner.

November THURSDAY, 27 (331-34) 1902

Choring and went to Mr. Henry's threshing. Miss North and her father here for tea. Clara gone to St. Andrew's concert Snowing and cold.

FRIDAY, 28 (332-33)

Choring in forenoon and fixing x stable {"stable" written in between lines, closer to the top} and getting young cattle in. Ma and Grandma up to see Aunty Gass. Grandma stayed all night. Aunty very poorely x with {"with" written above poorley} inflammation of Bowels. Beautiful day.

SATURDAY, 29 (333-32)

{Clara is now writing}

Da choring and went to Drayton about four o'clock to get Mark shod. Home about ten o'clock. not very nice day.

November SUNDAY, 30 (334-31) 1902

{Two lines of words have been scratched out}

Da and Ma up to see {"see" written slanted above "to"} Aunty Gass and over to Grandpa Philp's nice day.

December MONDAY, 1 (335-30)

Da getting ready to kill pigs in forenoon Wat, Percy Uncle Richd here and killed our four pigs and Grandpa's. I came home on noon train from Guelph had a fine time. rather fine day. Old Mr. Sam Noble died in morning.

TUESDAY, 2 (336-29)

Da choring and cutting up the pigs. Uncle Rich'd got one pig. very fine forenoon, but dull afternoon. raining at night.

December WEDNESDAY, 3 (337-28) 1902

Da choring in forenoon. Both over to Mr. Noble's funeral. very nasty day. misty in forenoon. sort of snow and rain afternoon.

THURSDAY, 4 (338-27)

Da choring in forenoon and took team went over to vote on Referendum then round by Grandpa Philp's and got the cheese, from factory. Miss North here in afternoon. I finished my fourth quarter in music. rather fine day little snow storms at times.

FRIDAY, 5 (339-26)

Da choring in forenoon and cleaning out pig-pens and putting it round trees. I over to Mr. Craigs with a piece of maet in afternoon. fine day, but cold.

December SATURDAY, 6 (340-25) 1902

Da choring in forenoon and brought down two loads gravel for box stall. At Drayton in evening. little fall snow in afternoon rather fine but cold wind.

SUNDAY, 7 (341-24)

We children at Grandma's for tea. Very stormy at times, but calmed down towards evening.

MONDAY, 8 (342-23)

Herb. Page here all day choring, Da at Drayton in afternoon. Mr. North stayed over night. very cold day, rather stormy fine night.

December TUESDAY, 9 (343-22) 1902

Ma took Da to station. He gone to Guelph on jury. Herb. choring all day and took Ma to station in afternoon. She gone to Guelph. Lizzie Hilborn came in afternoon to stay with us. very fine day, but sharp. fall snow in forenoon. ("fall snow in forenoon" written above "very fine day, but sharp")

WEDNESDAY, 10 (344-21)

Herb. choring all day. Went to station at night to meet Da and Ma. Sharp with little sleet. rather fine . Da got himself a coon coat in Guelph.

THURSDAY, 11 (345-20)

Da and Herb. choring in forenoon. Da gone to help Uncle Richd with school. Herb. went up to Wm. Wilson's for cheese cheques. Lizzie went home in forenoon. Da over to H. Hilborns asking hands to move school to-morrow. very fine day

December FRIDAY, 12 (346-19)

Herb. choring all day. Da helping to move the school. Ma at Drayton in afternoon & paid taxes. very fine day lovely and bright.

SATURDAY, 13 (347-18)

Da working at school all day. Herb. choring. Da at Drayton at night. very stormy in forenoon, but clear after dinner, but very cold all day.

SUNDAY, 14 (348-17)

Ma and we children up to Grandpa Philp's in afternoon. very fine day, but sharp.

December MONDAY, 15 (349-16) 1902

Da choring in forenoon and helping move school in afternoon. rather stormy all day strong, raw, east wind.

TUESDAY, 16 (350-15)

Da choring in forenoon. Then over to Adam Flath's and round by Drayton in afternoon. Da up to Uncle Richd for cement. rain and turned to soft snow and freezing

WEDNESDAY, 17 (351-14)

Da choring and helping Mr. Flath cement the box stall. Herb Page {"Page" written on a slant after "Herb"} helping move the school for us. rather stormy and strong wind all day. very icy.

December THURSDAY, 18 (352-13) 1902

Da and Herb choring in forenoon Da at Mr. Mc Ewing's threshing in afternoon. I got Mark shod in forenoon. very fine day. rather soft about Miss North and her noon. father here for dinner {"noon" came after "about" and "Miss North and her" was written after "noon" was written. "father" is written on a down slant towards the line below where the sentence continues "here for dinner"}

FRIDAY, 19 (353-12)

Herb. choring all day. Da at Mr. McEwing's threshing till two o'clock then went to I. Hilborn. Ma at Drayton in afternoon fine day rather soft.

SATURDAY, 20 (354-11)

Herb. choring all day. Da at I Hilborn threshing. We children at Drayton in afternoon. Geo. brought Miss Duncan here to-night. very raw day rather misty in forenoon, but turned to sleet in afternoon.

December SUNDAY, 21 (355-10) 1902

Ma and Miss Duncan up to English Church to hear pipe organ. very nasty day. drizzling and raining all day. Herb. Page {"Page" written on a upwards slant after "herb"} came here to-night.

MONDAY, 22 (356-9)

Da at I. Hilborns till about nine. Then he and Herb. at Henry Hilborn's threshing Olive and I took Miss Duncan home after dinner. Rather cold all day.

TUESDAY, 23 (357-8)

Da and Herb. at H. Hilborns threshing till four o'clock. I went up and got Grandpa Philp and took him to Drayton in afternoon. very fine day.

December WEDNESDAY, 24 (358-7) 1902

Da at Wilmots {s is crossed out} Drury's threshing till noon. Then machine moved to Burrow's. Da and Herb getting ready to thresh, in afternoon. Ma, Olive & Brock at Drayton afternoon. Heavy fall of snow at night, but rather soft

THURSDAY, 25 (359-6)

Christmas Day. Da choring. We children at Grandma's for dinner. Uncle Jim came home on noon train. Ma left about two o'clock to drive to Palmerston, she was to get Miss Duncan at her Uncle's on the way up. Gone to concert. very fine bright day. ground covered with snow

FRIDAY, 26 (360-5)

Da at Mr. Burrows threshing till about 4 o'clock. Herb. there in afternoon. machine moved here. Ma arrived home about twelve at noon. rather stormy all day.

December SATURDAY, 27 (361-4) 1902

Threshing here all day. rather fine day. little snow in afternoon.

SUNDAY, 28 (362-3)

I drove Grandma up to church in forenoon Ma and Da up to Grandpa Philp's at night. rather sharp wind, but bright

MONDAY, 29 (363-2)

Finished threshing here at noon, had dinner and moved from here to Uncle Richd. Da and Herb. there in afternoon. rather stormy all day with soft snow falling.

December TUESDAY, 30 (364-1) 1902

Da and Herb. at Uncle Richd threshing till four o'clock. Herb went home to-night. rather stormy with lot of snow falling.

WEDNESDAY, 31 (365)

Da choring, cleaning pens and straight-ening up. We children at Drayton in afternoon. very fine day. had our first cutter ride.

Thursday, January 1. 1903 {hand written}

Da choring in forenoon and cleaning up the barn floor. Mr. Duncan here for dinner. very fine bright day.

MEMORANDUM.

Friday, January, 2, 1903. Da choring in forenoon, cleaning pens and getting ready for fisher to come to chop. He brought down the machine this evening. soft, balmy day, turned to rain at night.

Saturday January, 3, 1903.

Sunday, January 4, 1903.

MEMORANDUM.

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“Clara, Olive, & Elizabeth Philp Diary, 1902,” Rural Diary Archive, accessed September 24, 2020, https://ruraldiaries.lib.uoguelph.ca/transcribe/items/show/175.

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