Clara Philp Diary & Transcription, 1906

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Clara Philp Diary & Transcription, 1906

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January 1, 1906

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Philp Family Diary Collection

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(title) - Daily Journal 1906{small drawings in and around the letters}

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CALENDAR FOR 1906

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DOMINION DIARY

DAILY JOURNAL

...FOR...

1906

PUBLISHED ANNUALLY BY THE COPP, CLARK COMPANY, LIMITED

64 & 66 FRONT STREET WEST, TORONTO

STERLING EXCHANGE

For Customs House purposes Sterling Exchange is rendered into Canadian Money at 9 1/2 per cent. Advance. This is called the Par Of Exchange. The following Table will give the desired results.

DIARY FOR 1906

NOTES FOR 1906

New Year'd Day..... Monday, January 1st

Ash Wednesday...... February 28th

St. David's Day..... Thursday, March 1st.

Quadragesima, 1st Sunday in Lent, March 4th

St. Patrick's Day..... Saturday, March 17th

Lady Day.............. Sunday, March 25th

Palm Sunday........... April 8th

Good Friday........... April 13th

Easter Sunday......... April 15th

St. George's Day...... Monday, April 23rd

Victoria Day.......... Thursday, May 24th

Holy Thursday......... May 24th

Pentecost Whitsunday.. June 3rd

Trinity Sunday........ June 10th

Corpus Christi........ Thursday, June 14th

Midsummer Day......... Sunday, June 24th

Dominion Day.......... Sunday, July 1st

Labor Day............. Monday, September 3rd.

Michaelmas Day........ Saturday, Sept. 29th

Birth of King Elward WII (1841) November 9th

St. Andrew's Day...... Friday, November 30th

Christmas Day......... Tuesday, December 25th

January NEW YEARS DAY (DOMINION) MONDAY, 1 (1-364) 1906

Da choring all day. Mr Craig brough over peice of beed in forenoon. We children up skating on Page's pnd in afternoon. very stormy day- cold. Local Option

TUESDAY, 2 (2-363)

Da done chores in forenoon took a load of straw to for Coram in afternoon. Bill Barry here for dinner and took some potatoes out of his pit. Har. Coram gabe Ollie and I a music lesson. Beautiful mild day. up skating at night.

WEDNESDAY, 3 (3-362)

Da done chores. I took Olive back to school and met morning train. Dick Chambers came off and stayed for dinner. Da took him down to 4.36 to night. Very nasty day-very strong east wind. hailing and raining all afternoon. rain freezing on.

January THURSDAY, 4. (4-361) 1906

Da choring and killed twelve chickens in afternoon. very disagreeable day. very strong south west wind. very stormy all day. everything very icy.

FRIDAY, 5. (5-360)

Da done chores in fornoon and cleaned hen pens in afternoon. ma went to Drayton for Olive and shipped a dozen chickens and 20 lbs. of butter to Uncle Jim. very stormy at times. snow rifts not very cold.

EPIPHANY (Quebec) SATURDAY, 6. (6-359)

Da done chores in fornoon then at - Susie Kirkpatrick's funeral in afternoon. Took her from Drayton to Rothsay. Buried in old English Church cemetary. had cutter out for first-time to day. terrible stormy all day. not very cold.

January SUNDAY, 7 (7-358) 1906

Roy Philp and Gorden- Neil Philps som here in afternoon and for tea. very stromy till about evening then calmed down a little. Colder to day. Old Mr. Henman buried today.

MONDAY, 8 (8-357)

Da drove Olive down to School and done the chores in forenoon. Then in afternoon. He and Will Walker drawing in the old hay. stack-Da and Ma oover to Mr. Duncan's in evening. very fine bright day. rather frosty.

TUESDAY, 9 (9-356)

Da and Will done the chores then Chester came down and they finished taking in stack at barn and took in the one down by Poplars. Brock and i down to Rink at night. Har. Cram gave me a lesson in afternoon. rather stromy morning but turned out fine. pretty sharp wind.

January WEDNESDAY, 10 (10-355) 1906

Da done chores. Will drew chop to town. Went to bush about four o'clock and hened stick for saw log bunks. very line, but rather cold wind beautful moon light. Saw of Jim Lowes place and Stock.

THURSDAY, 11 (11-354)

Da and Will done chores then took load of hogs down to Drayton to Lucker straightning up in afternoon and shutting up old sows. quite nice day- Mild.

FRIDAY, 12 )12-353)

Da and Will done chores, then he and Will drawing manure on to other place. Ma went to town this forenoon and brought Olive home. Will Gregory, Mr. Walker, and old Ms. Betts here played euchure. very fine day. Rather raw wind pooor slighing.

January SATURDAY, 13 (13-352) 1906

Da and Will finished drawing out the manure. Will went home before tea. Very strong raw, cold, east wind blowing all day. Beryja Crocker called this afternoon. imiting Olive and I to thier party. Tuesday night.

SUNDAY, 14 (14-351)

Home all day. rained little in morning and froze on. not cold.

MONDAY, 15 (15-350)

Da done the chores and cleaned out pens in afternoon. I took Olive back to school this morning. nasty day. very foggy till noon. little rain in afternoon. raw east wind. not freezing to night.

January TUESDAY, 16 (16-349) 1906

Da choring all day. Har Coram gave me lessons after dinner. very stormy all day and night. Wat Burrows took sleigh-load up to party at Sam Crocker. Walker, McKee Gregorys and Ms. Ches Walker broigh Olive and Edith Barry out. Edith satyed here all night. not cold. but very rough. Will Walker brought down bag of spy apples.

WEDNESDAY, 17 (17-348)

Da took Olive and Edith back to town this morning. Will Walker done the chores and took a grist to town ina fternoon. Da and Ma down to see Isaac Hilborn's house in afternoon. little strom in morning but cleared off. Storming again to-night. rather raw cold wind.

THURSDAY, 18 (18-347)

Da and Will done the chores and ground up axes. Cutting some logs in afternoon. Ma up to see Mrs. Chas. Walker in afternoon. Mr. Allan here for tea. Will gone to Drurys to play where. quite mild. snowing at times.

Janurary FRIDAY, 19 (19-346) 1906

Da and Will done the chores, then cutting down some trees for logs at edge of bush. I at Drayton in afternoon for Olive. Will gone home to night.

Fine all day, but foggu till noon-rather raw east wind trees all rined up.

SATURDAY, 20 (20-345)

Da done chores in forenoon. cleaned out pens and hen house in afternoon. Ma and Brock at Drayton in afternoon. very mild day. snow disappearing quickly.

SUNDAY, 21 (21-344)

Home all day. Cecil Walker here for while in afternoon. rained through the night and quite a heavy shower at noon. very mild. snow all gone off roads and fields. very mild-like spring.

January MONDAY, 22 (22-343) 1906

Da too Olive down to school then done the chores and cleaning up hay. Stack bottom. Will Walker called in afternoon. I over helping Sarah Burrows bake for party. Big dance at Burrows at night. very nasty day. quite heavy showers at times all gone.

TUESDAY, 23 (23-342)

Da done the chores and went to Drayton about four o'clock. Harry Coram gave me my lesson from five till six o;clock and stayed ti tea. very mild morning raining at times suddenly cold. roads frozen up hard and dry to night.

WEDNESDAY, 24 (24-341)

Da done chores and covered straw berrie in afternoon, also cleaned pens. very fine bright day cold. freezing hand to night.

January THURSDAY, 25 (25-340) 1906

Da done chores, in forenoon. Will Walker came here just - before dinner He and Da drawing stone from Uncle Rich'ds in afternoon. Mrs. Jack Walker here for while in afternoon. Da gone to town at night: Walkers {Pages?} & Uncle Rich'ds also Will Gregory skating here to-night. W.W. gone to {Drurys?} party. beautiful fine day. but rather {raw?} wind

FRIDAY, 26 (26-339)

Da and Will drawing stone all day. I went to town in afternoon for Olives. Cecil Walker here for tea. Will gone home to-night: Charlie & {Minnie?} Hilborn with teacher and Bill Barry here and spent the evening. very fine day. wind rather cold--

SATURDAY, 27 (27-338)

Da done chores, Will and Brock drawing stone all day from Uncle Rich'ds Will drove Da down to noon train. He came home on 4.36. Was up to Harriston to see {Grey}. All up skating on Pages pond. Also a load from town there. Ice fine. Good time. beautiful fine day. Thawing, but froze up at night:

January SUNDAY, 28 (28-337) 1906

Ma and Brock up to see Miss Stone in afternoon. Sarah Burrows here in afternoon. rather raw wind, trees {lined?} roads little rough.

MONDAY, 29 (29-336)

Da and Will drawing Stone from Uncle Richds till on in afternoon then drawing from a pile in Mr. {Harrison?} field next to Pages line I drove Olive back to school. All up to skate on Pages pond at night very wind raw day.

TUESDAY, 30 (30-335)

Da and Will done chores, then drew stone from Mr. Harrisons and a couple of load from Uncle Richd. Mr. & Miss North here for dinner. Maude stayed while her father went to town. Uncle Jim here in afternoon. Harry Coram here in afternoon. All up to skate at night: ice fine. Beautiful day, but not very bright. lovely night. not the least bit cold.

January WEDNESDAY, 31 (31-334) 1906

Da and Will done chores, then went back to Uncle Rich'ds for a load of stone, draw rest of day from Frank Pages. Ma at Drayton. Dave Downey and his father here to see plan of home. Jack Brooks called. Da and Will took a heifer down to Brooks to-night. Alex McLaughton and Mr. Stein, head-agent, here tonight to see plan and figure {on?} heating apparatus. snowed little in morning but stopped and was rather cold . Had 36 loads of stone down to-night.

February THURSDAY, 1 (32-333)

Da and Will done chores then drew stone from Pages, till noon. Will took grist of chop to town and got {harness?} mended Da up to fix Miss Stone's clock. very stormy all day - cold getting colder as night comes on.

FRIDAY, 2 (33-332)

Da and Will done chores, then cleaned out all the {pens?}. Will went down for Olive in afternoon. I over at Burrows sewing. Very cold day. Clean. Thermometers 14° below zero in morning.

February SATURDAY, 3 (34-331) 1906

Da and Will done chores, then drew out manure till noon. Da went to Drayton in afternoon. got 200 lbs sugar rom Guelph. Will went home. Got very stormy about noon. raw wind all day. Car of lumber at station now.

SUNDAY, 4 (35-330)

Olive and I up to {Chas} Walkers in afternoon Da over to Pages and Uncle Richds in afternoon. Very snowy forenoon, not so stormy in afternoon, but colder.

MONDAY, 5 (36-329)

Da and Will done the chores. Then Da took Olive back to school and styed on car at station. Ross, {Hasheal?}, Herb, Harry, Chas. Walker, Mr. Craig {and Lomes?} and our team drawing lumber. Each brought 3 loads except {Lomes?} & Craig. Wat helped unload here at home. Very sharp day, but very bright and cold.

February TUESDAY, 6 (37-328) 1906

Da and Will done the chores then sorting out the lumber. Mr. Dave {Carbott?} here in afternoon to see fat cattle. Harry Caram here for tea. very sharp day, but bright. Thermometer 20° below zero at 7.30 a.m.

WEDNESDAY, 7 (38-327)

Da and Willl done chores, then finished piling up lumber. Finished about four o'cocl then Da went to Drayton and Will gone up home. pretty cold morning, but got little warmer towards evening. Beautiful moonlight {Wihmat Drewery?} married to night. Emma McLellan. Frank Wilson - well-driller, married to Miss {Launderkin?}. {written in margins: } Olive 16 years olf to-day.

THURSDAY, 8 (39-326)

Will done the chores and drew out manure till noon. Da took Jersey cow down to Richards in forenoon. Will and Wat Drawing ice - afternoon Da getting place ready. Ma at town all day. Jim Davidson & H. Schlik here to see plan of house also Mr Green and Washburn's foreman from beautiful clear day. lovely moonlight. night.

February FRIDAY, 9 (40-325 1906)

Da done chores. Will and Wat drawing ice all day. Finished. I went down for Olive in afternoon. She has very sore eyes. Mr. Chas Walker here helping pack the ice in afternoon. very fine day, but sharp. Skating up on pond to-night.

SATURDAY, 10 (41-324)

Da and Will done the chores, then Wat helped them to take light head of cattle, the Jersey calf and {the?} sheep over to Moorefield. Both up to milk-letting at {Rathsay?} in afternoon. Will gone home after twa. Cattle brought {$}350+ve very stormy all day. and cold, but bright sunshine at times.

2 SUNDAY, 11 (42-323)

Mr. and Mrs. J. Rich and their children here for dinner. very fine bright day, but cold.

February MONDAY, 12 (43-322) 1906

Da and Will done the chores, then went to town for bond timber and strapping which was shipped down. I drove Olive down this morning. Da and Will drawing out manure after they came home from town. Mr. Drewcan and two girls here and spent evening. Mrs. Barry here leaving invitations to Billy. Fair's party on Wednesday. Very fine day. got quite mild towards evening.

TUESDAY, 13 (44-321)

Da 50 years ld. Uncle Jim 33 years old to-day. Da and Will done chores then drawing manure. Mr. Brocklebank and another man from Arthur here to see house plan. Louis Wilson, Frank's brother, arrived here at noon from {Listonell?} with the ponies Da and he went to Drayton in afternoon. Da bought ponies and arness from him. {$}2 00.00 Harry Caram here in afternoon and again after tea very mild day. rather bright.

WEDNESDAY, 14 (45-320)

St. Valentine's Day. Da done chores in forenoon and finished drawing out manure. Will Walker not here. Party at Fairs. I didn't go. turned cold through night. very stormy morning, but calmed down some as day got up. Cold night.

February THURSDAY, 15 (46-319) 1906

Da and Will done the chores, then fixed a tongue into our buggy and started for {Lebanor?} at noon, with Mr. Wilson's buggy. Left it at a Mr. Hammonds place. I at Drayton in forenoon. Very fine bright day, but very sharp wind. Da home about seven. Roads icy.

FRIDAY, 16 (47-318)

Da done the chores in forenoon. Then took the ponies down and got them shod. Brought Olive home. Both of us up to Aaron Walton's to a "Good {Semplar?}" party. Went with Walters load had splendid time. Beautiful bright day.

Saturday, 17 (48-317)

Da done the chores and cleaned out pens. then he, Ma and Brock went to town with ponies. Mr. Walker and Will came after a load of corn in forenoon beautiful fine day.

February SUNDAY, 18 (49-316) 1906

Home all day. rather dull. Snowing a little in afternoon. not very cold.

MONDAY, 19 (50-315)

Will done the chores, Da took Olive back to school. Butchered a pig in afternoon. Very mild day. Wat Burrows took a load up to a party at Sam Crockers. Had very nice time. Olive came up with Crry {Coram/Caram?}.

TUESDAY, 20 (51-314)

Da done the chores, then cut up pig and salted it and put it away. Will took team to town, with grist of chop and got them shod. Da and Harry Caram here for tea. Very mild day. little rain in afternoon.

February WEDNESDAY, 21 (52-313) 1906

Da and Will done the chores, then covered the ice. Cleaned up bins of oats in afternoon. Roy {Farewell?} up and dehomed young cattle this forenoon. Sara Burrows here sewing to-day. quite mild but turned colder towards night. rained through night, dull to-day.

THURSDAY, 22 (53-312)

Da and Will done the chores, then drawing stone from Pages all day. Will gone to {Rothbay?} to-night. not very bright, and not very cold. lovely day for handling stone. I have a very sore eye.

FRIDAY, 23 (54-311)

Da and Will done the chores, then drew stone from Pages. Ma at Drayton in afternoon for Olive. Da drove me over to Mr. Duncan's after tea. They had a little Eurchre party. I stayed all night. beautiful day. roads soft. Lawrence Stone here for dinner.

February SATURDAY, 24 (55-310) 1906

Da and Will done the chores, then drew stone till noon. Will gone home after dinner. Da cleaned out pens and took piece of meat over to Craigs Brock came over for me and I went down to see doctor about my eyes. Inflammation Beautiful soft day. Just like spring Roads fearful muddy.

SUNDAY, 25 (56-309)

Da and Ma down to Dick Henderson's for afternoon and tea. Very disagreeable day. rather wet afternoon, turning to snow at night.

MONDAY, 26 (57-308)

Da done the chores, then took the ponies and went to town in afternoon to meet Mr. Gray and contractors. Flath - mason, Downey's the carpenters. took Gordon helping me with my dress. quite nice day, but Strong wind. Roads very rough.

February TUESDAY, 27 (58-307) 1906

Da and Will done the chores, then put on a load of straw. Took the straw down to Harry Caram and T. Henderson, in afternoon. Harry Caram here in afternoon. very bright day, but strong wind and quite cold. Gentleman from Guelph here to see plans for heating. Wat an old man Batts here playing euchre to-night.

ASH WEDNESDAY (Quebec & N. W. T.) WEDNESDAY, 28 (59-306)

Da and Will done the chores, then went up to Gregorys pit to get gravel Couldn't get any. pit caved in. Then after dinner they went to town with ponies. Mr. J. Bready and Mr. {Rushnel?} here in afternoon. very bright day, but very strong cold wind. wind gone down at night.

March THURSDAY, 1 (60-305)

Da went to Drayton in forenoon. Will choring. Old man Betts here to-day. Mrs. Dr. Caram and Mrs. Gordon here in afternoon and for tea. Da and Will went up to Josh Gregorys to play euchre to-night. Ma has bad cold. snowing in afternoon.

March FRIDAY, 2 (61-304) 1906

Da and Will done the chores, then Will went home. Da went for Olive in afternoon. Dr. MacWilliams drove out to see Ma, about five o'clock. Very disagreeable day. very Strong east wind all day. Stormy, with hale at night.

SATURDAY, 3 (62-303)

Da done the chores, After dinner Will came down for his horse and they both went to town. Sarah Burrows here in afternoon. Making waist for Olive. Very disagreeable day. quite heavy showers in afternoon. very foggy at times.

SUNDAY, 4 (63-302)

Stone all day. Very dull. Turned colder and showed through the night. Very stormy at times.

March MONDAY, 5 (64-301) 1906

Da and Will done the chores, then went to the station for the bath. Took Olive with them. {There?} load brought the bath. Put it in lower drinking house. Bill Barry here for some potatoes. Will gone to town to-night. Brock has sore eyes. Very fine bright day. Will Gregory got put into "lock-up" this afternoon. drunk.

TUESDAY, 6 (65-300)

Da and Will done the chores and drew manure. Will drove Ma over to H. Hilborns, and went to Drayton. Harry {boram/baram?} here in afternoon. J. Corbitt, assessor here in afternoon. Ike {McIsaas?} and Will Gregory called in this evening. Will got fined {¢20} and costs {¢}24.75. Da and Will up to {Heseltine's} this evening. beautiful bright day. Mrs. McDougal and Gibson {above line: from Peel.} here in afternoon for wheat

WEDNESDAY, 7 (66-299)

Da and Ma twnety-four years married. Da and Will done the chores and drew out manure. Da drove Ma to town this morning, and went after her to-night Mrs. Alex Peel and Mr. Harrison here in afternoon for seed wheat quite nice day. not very bright.

March THURSDAY, 8 (67-298) 1906

Da and Will done the chores, then {fanned} up a bin of goosewheat. Mrs. Welsby and another gentleman arrived here about three o'clock this afternoon from Guelph. Seeing about plumbing & heating of house. ..rather {naisly} and foggy, but not cold. Up skating to-night. Charlie Hilborn started for the West.

FRIDAY, 9 (68-297)

Da done the chores, Will took a grist of chop to town. Drawing sand from Josh Gregory's pit in afternoon. Alex McLaughton and Mr. Tom Webster of Elora came here this forenoon and stayed for dinner. I went for Olive in afternoon. Very mild forenoon, snowing in afternoon. roads slopy, not cold.

SATURDAY, 10 (69-296)

Da and Will done the chores, then drawing gravel all day from Gregorys pit. Da went up to Walkers with Will to play euchre. strong breexe all day. Pretty cold, but very bright. beautiful moon light night.

March SUNDAY, 11 (70-295) 1906

Da and Ma drove up to Gass's for an hour or so in afternoon. Very snowy at times. not very cold.

MONDAY, 12 (71-294)

Da done the chores. Drawing gravel all day. I drove Olive down to school. Will not here to-day. Mr. {Ian?} Gibson here for his wheat and McDougals, in afternoon. Very nice forenoon, but quite stormy at times. Cold wind Mrs. Jim Taylor buried to-day.

TUESDAY, 13 (72-293)

Da done the chores, Will Walker and Will Gregory came down and they all went to Gregorys pit, {to} open a place, but could make no headway. Boys cutting wood in bush. Da cleaned out pens. Harry Caram here. quite fine at times, again very snowy - not cold. Art Chapman and Lorne Garneu here for dinner.

March WEDNESDAY, 14 (73-292) 1906

Da done the chores, then drawing out wood that the boys are cutting Boys in bush all day. Both gone to a party. Uncle Willie here for tea. I at town in afternoon. Da at Henry Hilborn's helping, saw wood. Very nice day. few snow flurries at times. Mr. Peel here for his wheat. Took Harrison's a;es.

THURSDAY, 15 (74-291)

Da done the chores, then drawing wood out of bush all day. Boys cutting wood. Mr. Alex Duff here and Heft bags for wheat. Uncle Willie called here this morning. quite nice day. rather cold. not very bright.

FRIDAY, 16 (75-290)

Da done the chroes and drew out some wood till noon. Boys cutting wood till noon. All at town in afternoon to Jim {Cowan's/Gowan's} trial. Ma down for Olive. Very stormy at times. rather cold.

March SATURDAY, 17 (76-289) 1906

Da done the chores, then went up and helping Chas. Walker saw wood. Both boys went up to Walkers this morning. Da came home about siz and went to town for coal-oil. Mr. and Mrs. Frank Wilson arrived here at noon from Arthur, had dinner, stayed an hour and went on to Listowel. Very stormy and blustry at times. quite a cold wind.

SUNDAY, 18 (77-288)

Home all day. Alice and Herb Page here for tea. Very fine day. quite cold in morning.

MONDAY, 19 (78-287)

Da done the chores and cleaned out pens in forenoon. Drawing out wood out of bush in afternoon. Will Walker and Will Gregory here cutting wood I took Olive to school. Mr. Alex Duff here for dinner and got his wheat. Very stormy all day. not very cold. Jim Cowan and Jack Welton{or Welton?} arrested and taken to Guelph. Chas. Walker drawing away {corn?} from here.

March TUESDAY, 20 (79-286) 1906

Da done the chores in forenoon. Drawing out wood from bush in afternoon Will and Will cut wood till noon. After dinner boys went over to Burrows, then went home. Harry Caram here in afternoon. Mr and Mrs. {J.} Hilborn up here in evening. very stormy about noon and in afternoon cleared up at night. quite cold wind.

WEDNESDAY, 21 (80-285)

Da done the chores in forenoon. Drawing out wood in afternoon. Boys here cutting wood. Very stormy all day and very fierce. just after dinner. Will Gregory's 26 yrs. birthday, also May Gordon's 29 yrs.

THURSDAY, 22 (81-284)

Da done the chores in forenoon. Boys at bush in forenoon. Didn't go to bush in afternoon. Fixing up wheel-barrow and choring. Cecil Walker here for tea terrible stormy all day. and very windy and cold. I 21 years old to-day.

March FRIDAY, 23 (82-283) 1906

Da done the chores in forenoon. Drawing out wood in afternoon. Boys cutting wood all day. Finished to-night. 31 cards cut John Walker came for Ma this morning Mrs. W. sick. She down there till noon. I went to town for Olive in afternoon. quite nice day. but rather sharp wind.

SATURDAY, 24 (83-282)

Da done the chores and cleaned up a grist of chop. Took it to town in afternoon but didn't get it home. Ma down to see Mrs. John Walker in afternoon. Gone down alfter tea to stay all night. Da down after he done chores. Very bright all day, but Mrs. Walker pretty sick.

SUNDAY, 25 (84-281)

Right after breakfast, Da drove up to Palmerston and bright Mrs. Barber down to John Walkers. Home here about a quarter to one. Down to Walkers about five o'clock. Came back and started away to Palmerston for a nurse. Home at about 10 o'clock. Ma down at Walker's all day came home at night. Will Walker and Will Gregory came down and done up the chores. lovely forenoon, but got dull in afternoon. raw east wind.

March MONDAY, 26 (85-280) 1906

Da done the chores in forenoon, Went to town for grist of chop, in afternoon. Mr. Barkwell here for seed wheat in afternoon. Ma went down to J. Walker's this morning . Home after dinner. Flath & Cassiday performed an operation. Mrs. W. not much better. Da gone down after he done chores, to-night. Olive didn't go to school. Has Mumps. very disagreeable day. Shoery afternoon, and raining at night. Very dull. strong east wind.

TUESDAY, 27 (86-279)

Da done the chores in forenoon. at John Rich's sale in afternoon. Ma down to J. Walkers in afternoon Think's Mrs. W. {some} better. Harry Caram called, but didn't give lesson. Both sides of Olive's face swelled Will Walker called this morning to bid us good-bye. He gave to {Wiarton} to work. rainy forenoon, turned colder and snowed some. Da down to Walker's after he done chores.

WEDNESDAY, 28 (87-278)

Da done the chores. cleaned pens in afternoon. Ma up to see Mrs. Chas. Walker, in afternoon beautiful bright day. roads muddy. I down to McEwings in evening.

March THURSDAY, 29 (88-277) 1906

Da done up the chores, then drawing gravel from Gregorys pit. I at Drayton in afternoon. Miss Stone walked down this morning . I took her back to-night. beautiful bright warm day. roads very muddy. Harry Caram called this forenoon.

FRIDAY, 30 (89-276)

Da done the chores, then drawing coarse sand from Gregory's pit all day. Ma and I went to town in afternoon, stayed for Mr Garam's recital. Olive didn't go. Very nice day, but turned colder towards night and got windy.

3 SATURDAY, 31 (90-275)

Da done the chores then brought a load of gravel from Gregory's pit to put in front of {16 doors}. Went to Drayton about five o'clock. Very fine bright day, but rather cool wind. Mr. Woolner called about noon. Winnie McEwing 21 years old.

April SUNDAY, 1 (91-274) 1906

Ma and Sarah Burrows down to see Mrs. Jack Walker in afternoon. Bill Gass down here in afternoon and for tea. beautiful bright day.

MONDAY, 2 (92-273)

Da done the chores, then started to draw out manure on to front field next to J. Walker. Geo. Green here to see about beast for beef ring. Ross here for wheat. Olive and I up to Chas. Walkers and over to school. Da and Jack Walker drove up to Rathsay to-night. beautiful bright day. Very warm and nice.

TUESDAY, 3 (93-272)

Da done the chores, then drawing manure all day. I took Olive back to school this morning. Harry Caram here and gave me a lesson this afternoon, called for bag of oats at night. Page here for seed wheat also Mr. Woolner here to have buildings insured in Waterloo Co. Dog {up} at "Vesta" G. Philps old mare, about four o'clock. She jumped into wire fence and fell and broke her neck. Da drew her to bush after tea. 34 yrs. old this spring. Was very {smart} and in good order. beautiful, warm, bright day.

April WEDNESDAY, 4 (94-271) 1906

Da done the chores, and drew out two loads of manure in forenoon. At a wood-bee at {Tur.} Marrison's in afternoon. Chas. Walker and Will Gregory here all afternoon clipping "Mark". Mr. McEwing called about noon. Very dull forenoon, quite a little shower after dinner. Clared off, but was quite cool. quite a breeze. Robins, black-birds, and little grey birds here.

THURSDAY, 5 (95-270)

Da done the chores and drew out manure. Uncle Rich'd brought Aunt Emma here about half past two, then he went to Fisher's. The horse ran away and shook him up badly. Da and Ma went up. Ma stayed and Da went up after tea and stayed all night. Ma came back with J. Hilborn. Wat over here to-night. rather cold forenoon, very snowy afternoon.

FRIDAY, 6 (96-269)

Da done the chores, then went up to Uncle Rich'ds all day till milking time came home and went back after tea. Ma went for Olive Went down to see Mrs. Walker after tea. She not so well. Will and Ella Gregory and {Chas/Ches?} and Min. Walker here to spend evening. quite nice day. beautiful night. Uncle Richd. no worse.

April SATURDAY, 7 (97-268) 1906

Da done the chores, then he and Ma went to town. Da up at Uncle Rich'd all afternoon Came home for tea and went to Drayton. Up there all night. Uncle not so well to-day. Very bright nice day. roads very muddy.

SUNDAY, 8 (98-267)

Da up to Uncle Rich'ds all day. Came home for tea, then he and Ma went up after tea. Da stayed. Olive and I down to Jack Walkers in afternoon very raw cold east wind- dull. Uncle Rich'd some better. Mrs. Walker a little easier.

MONDAY, 9 (99-266)

Da done the chores then slept till about two o'clock. I took Olive to school this morning. Da up to Uncle Rich'ds in after noon. Did not stay up there to-night. Very disagreeable day. Very strong wind quite heavy showers off and on all day. roads very muddy. Ma down to see Mrs. J. Walker in afternoon. She gaining some. Uncle Richd a little better.

April TUESDAY, 10 (100-265) 1906

Da done the chores and filled up chop. Wat Burrows took our team and took chop to town. Ma went to Drayton this forenoon. Home about six. Da up to Uncle Rich'ds in afternoon, then went up and stayed all night. Very dull day. Uncle Richd has couple of broken ribs, a slight bit better to-day. Harry Caram did not come out.

WEDNESDAY, 11 (101-264)

Da done the chores, and cleaned out pens. Up to Uncle Rich'ds in afternoon and again after tea to stay all night. turned out rather nice day. little soft snow fell in morning. bright towards evening. Da down to John Walker's before dinner. Mrs. Walker doing nicely.

THURSDAY, 12 (102-263)

Spring Horse Show. Da done up chores in forenoon, up at Uncle Rich'ds all afternoon. Ma up to see Mrs. Chas. Walker in afternoon. I went down town for Olive. Uncle Richd- doing very well. Ma down to John Walker's after tea. Dr. Howitt of Guelph came up and decided to take her to Hospital in morning.

April GOOD FRIDAY (Dominion) FRIDAY, 13 (103-262) 1906

Ma went down to J. Walkers early to help. Da went down after breakfast. Bath went down to station. Mr. McEwing drove them home. Da done chores. After dinner he took Ma down to stay all night with Grandma. Then up to see Uncle Rich'ds and went after tea to stay all night. Olive and I down to see Edith Barry, at Walkers, for little while to-night. Very nice day. quite strong wind all night.

SATURDAY, 14 (104-261)

Da done up the chores and cleaned out pens in forenoon. Went to towns in after noon - for J. Henderson's Jersey calf. Brock went after Ma. Da gone up to stay at Uncle Rich'ds. He not so well to-day. Percy and Winnie called this evening asking us down there Monday evening. Very nasty forenoon. rained all forenoon fine afternoon, with a couple of little showers. Mrs. Walker stood trip to Guelph very well.

Easter Sunday. SUNDAY, 15 (105-260)

Ma and Brock up to Uncle Rich'ds in afternoon. Da down to John Walkers before dinner. John came home last night Mrs. W. doing fine. Percy McEwing here in afternoon and for tea. dull all day. rather cold wind.

April EASTER MONDAY (Dominion) MONDAY, 16 (106-259) 1906

Da done the chores and went up to Uncle Rich'ds in forenoon. Wat helped him kill two pigs in afternoon. He and Ma at town at night. Olive and I down to party at McEwings at night Edith Barry up for while in evening. beautiful bright day.

TUESDAY, 17 (107-258)

Da done the chores, then cut up the meat and salted it. Uncovered some of the {mangal?} pit. Harry Caram here and gave Olive and I a music lesson. Brock at town in afternoon. Got himself a pair of shoes. O.B. Henry here in afternoon with man to see about heating house. Da up to Uncle Richds for a while this even. beautiful warm bright day.

WEDNESDAY, 18 (108-257)

Henry {Heseltine?} came down this morning to dig cellar drain. Da plowed it out for him, then done chores and he and Brock drew in pit of {mangals}. Mr. John Webster and Alex McLaughton here in afternoon. Signed paper for {heading} new house with {Kelsey Hat} air Furnace. Olive, Edith Barry and I went up to Rathsay with Min Walker to social at night. beautiful warm day.

April THURSDAY, 19 (109-256) 1906

Da done the chores in forenoon, finished filling in drain. Started to scrape out foundation of new house. Olive and I went over to see Mrs. Edge. Oxby this forenoon. Came home after dinner. Brock wheeled to town in afternoon. Da took Jerrsey cow down to {Wm.} Richards after tea. very warm bright day. Joe McDonald called to get some goose-wheat. strong wild - little sprinkle of rain at night.

FRIDAY, 20 (110-255)

Da done the chores, then plowing and scraping out house foundation. Roy and Harry Philp helped Da take helper up there after dinner. Ross and Winnie up for while this evening. Jim Gregory up setting up cultivator this afternoon. beautiful bright day. not so warm as yesterday.

SATURDAY, 21 (111-254)

Da done the chores. took a few bags of chop down also a load of {mangals} to Dr. MacWilliam. Got team shod. Olive and I down town in afternoon Got my self pair of shoes {¢}3.10 also hat {¢}2.25. very nice day in afternoon. dull morning.

April SUNDAY, 22 (112-253) 1906

Da drove Ma down to Grandma's before dinner and went for her after te. Olive, Brock and I up to see Miss Stone in afternoon. Da up to Uncle Rich'ds after dinner. Very nasty day. rained in afternoon and turned to snow and snowed heavily. Mrs. W.W. Farewell died this morn.

MONDAY, 23 (113-252)

Da done chores in forenoon. Brock took Olive back to school. Da moving currant and goose-berry bushes to little patch in front of house. Very bright all day, but cold wind. snow almost all gone again.

TUESDAY, 24 (114-251)

Da done the chores. then working at house foundation all day. Ma and I at Drayton to Mrs. Farewell's funeral. Harry Caram out but I was away. Roy Farewell and his father called this forenoon. beautiful day, very windy and rather cool. Brock up the Uncle Rich'ds for our turkey.

April WEDNESDAY, 25 (115-250) 1906

Da done the chores, then met morning train and got Mr. Geo. Gray. Adam Flath, Oakley, and McMillan here squaring up foundation. Da took Mr. Gray to noon train. Took new cultivator and started to work back of Poplars. Edith Barry and I up to se Min. Walker for while in evening. Da and Ma up to Rathsay. Very fine day. but windy.

THURSDAY, 26 (116-249)

Da done the chores, cultivating all day. Brock went to town fore clover seed, after school. very fine day. quite windy afternoon.

FRIDAY, 27 (117-248)

Da done chores and working back of Poplars. I went for Olive in afternoon. very fine day, but very windy.

April SATURDAY, 28 (118-247) 1906

Da and Brock done the chores, then Da plowed a little bit of sod, cultivating, sowed wheat and harrowed it. Has in 13 acres. Henry Heseltine here and dug for the footing round new house. Mr. {North/Varth?} here for dinner and fixed up pump at house. Olive and I down for mail after ted. Very fine bright day.

SUNDAY, 29 (119-246)

Aunt Emma, Uncle Rich'ds and old Mr. Allen here in afternoon. About half past four Mr. and Mrs. {F.} Wilson from Arthur came along. quite a little shower in early morning. Very warm afternoon and evening. Edith Barry up for while in forenoon.

MONDAY, 30 (120-245)

Da done up the chores, and took a grist of chop to town in forenoon. Cultivating field went to bush in afternoon. He and Wat cleaned up some wheat for Wat at night. Ma took Olive back to school. John Walker started to draw milk this morning comes in for our milk. Very dull morning but cleared up after dinner. quite windy.

May TUESDAY, 1 (121-244) 1906

Da done the chores and finished cultivating about eleven o'clock. Started, then to sow oats. finished after milking. Harry Caram wheeled out and gave me my lesson. Hosheal Hilborn and Will Murphy here at night, cleaning up goose-wheat for Hilborn. beautiful fine forenoon, but got dull towards night. spitting rain about dark.

WEDNESDAY, 2 (122-243)

Da done the chores then started to harrow where he worked yesterday. Finished about four o'clock, then worked little potato patch Planted potatoes after tea. Mr. Jim Bready here for dinner. Has {nole and laughtin Percheron} Horse this season. Hosh. Hilborn here for his wheat at noon. little rain and heavy thunder early this morn. Veryheavy shower in forenoon. Another in afternoon. quite windy - cooler to-night.

THURSDAY, 3 (123-242)

Da done the chores then started to cultivate on other place, behind driving house. Finished there at noon and went over the next little field. Ross McEwing came up after dinner. Sowed behind driving house and got into next patch. dull and dark all day. misty in morning. John Walker and McEwing's finished seeding.

May FRIDAY, 4 (124-241) 1906

Da done the chores, then cultivating on other place. Ross finished sowing little piece, then harrowed it then harrowing in same field as Da. Ma went to town for Olive. Olive and I down to John Walkers after tea. Very nice day, but very windy. little sprinkle of rain about five to-night.

SATURDAY, 5 (125-240)

Da done the chores, then Ross took seed and sowed field on other place Da finished cultivating and harrowed it. Brock up to Miss Stone's fishing in afternoon. Olive and I down town after tea. Very nice day.

SUNDAY, 6 (126-239)

Da went for drive with ponies and found young cattle. Mr. Chas. Walker here in afternoon. Earl Lowes and Jen. Craig here in evening. Very nice day, rather cloudy at times. cold wind. Ma 43 years old to-day.

May MONDAY, 7 (127-238) 1906

Da done the chores, then Ross came up and helped Da load seven hods. Took them to Drayton to J. Dowling. They brought $100.00. Da cultivating in field below house. Up to see Henry Heseltine at night. Brought cellar sash and door frames home also 20 bags of cement. They came on morning train from Harriston. cold day, but quite bright. Some snow fell in forenoon. Ma took Olive back to school.

TUESDAY, 8 (128-237)

Da done the chores, then cultivating till noon, done little after dinner, but came on rain. Masons came here and left their tools this forenoon. Harry Caram here and stayed for tea. Bill Barry here for while, and quite cold, little snow in afternoon. Leaf storm.

WEDNESDAY, 9 (129-236)

Da done the chores, then went to town for some lumber for lime house. Jim Bready here for dinner, also H. Heseltine. Da plowing in corn patch in afternoon. Went to Drayton at night to see masons. Then drove up to see H. Heseltine Very disagreeable forenoon. quite a snow storm. bright afternoon but cold a cold night. very hard frost.

May THURSDAY, 10 (130-235) 1906

Da done the chores, then finished plowing corn ground. Harrowed at field below orchard after tea. Masons came this morning and started to put down footing. H. Heseltine here putting in cellar drain. He stayed all night. Masons went home. Edith Barry up for while. Mr. Allan home. Edith Barry up for while. Mr. Allan here in evening. I at town in afternoon. Very strong cold wind all day, but bright.

FRIDAY, 11 (131-234)

Finished seeding. Da done the chores, then cultivating and harrowed the field Wat Burrows sowed it. Da started for a load of cement about eight o'clock to-night. Home about eleven Masons here all day. Gone home. H. Heseltine finished the digging about three o'clock. A Mr. {Belden} here for dinner. Brock gone for Olive. She and I down to J. Walkers. Mrs. W. had operation yesterday at Hospital. Very fine day, but very windy Bill Barry over for while.

SATURDAY, 12 (132-233)

Da done the chores, then helping masons do some digging in foundation which Henry had done wrong. Went to Gregorys pit for load of sand after dinner, then went to Drayton for load of time. Ma at town in afternoon Masons finished putting down footing. a terrible windy day. little shower in forenoon, very warm afternoon.

May SUNDAY, 13 (133-232) 1906

Home all day. Olive and I went for walk. called into Chas. Walkers. Da went for drive with ponies in forenoon. quite heavy rain. cleared off at night. Sultry.

MONDAY, 14 (134-231)

Da done the chores, then helped masons with lime house, unloaded load of lime and went to Fletcher's {spiln?} for lime. Home about two. Then went for door frames and sash at station. Had two loads. Fred helped load last load. Home at nine o'clock. masons gone home. They started to build cellar wall. Brock took Olive back to school. Very fine bright day. cool morning and evening.

TUESDAY, 15 (135-230)

Da done the chores and put in stone to masons, all day. Harry Caram here in afternoon. I up to Chas. Walkers to spend evening. Very warm day. Oak and Fred gone home. Mr. Flath stayed.

May WEDNESDAY, 16 (136-229) 1906

Brought home refrigerator. Got from {Wismer} $5.00 Put cows over to other place. Cattle all out now. Da choring and started to plow potato ground. Took Har. Caram down a jag of putting in stone to masons Mr. Bready here for dinner. Masons gone home. Oak. not here to-day. Very warm day. looking like showerto-night. Mr. Downey here in forenoon. Mrs. Chas. Walker and Mrs. Lowery here in even. {in side margin:} old Mrs. Hanlon died.

THURSDAY, 17 (137-228)

Three masons here. Sprouted potatoes in morning. Quite heavy rain this morning Masons building in afternoon. Fred and Oak. gone home. Da putting in stone to masons Very hot day. quite windy. sultry night. Ma cleaned refrigerator.

4 FRIDAY, 18 (138-227)

Da working on potato ground in forenoon. Tom Henderson here all day. He and Fred went home with our horse. Oak and Mr. Flath stayed. Planting potatoes after dinner. Mr. F. put in some potatoes here I went for Olive. Edith came up to-night. Da sowed {mangals} about five to-night. Very warm and very windy. quite a shower at noon.

May SATURDAY, 19 (139-226) 1906

Tom. Henderson took grist of chop to town in forenoon. Da putting in stone to masons Both at it in afternoon. Da and Ma went to town in the evening. Three masons here. Very fine day but cold. Very hard frost at night.

SUNDAY, 20 (140-225)

Mrs. T. Henderson and the three {banters} here for dinner. (Mr. Atkinson, Mr. Fowlie and Mr. O'Hara) Olive and I up to Uncle Rich'ds after tea. beautiful bright day, but was cool. hard frost at night.

MONDAY, 21 (141-224)

Brock took Olive back to school. Mr. Flath and Fred here this forenoon. Oak and {Men/Mew} here in afternoon. Da drawing stone all day from Pages. Tom Henderson brought his mare and calf out here. He pinning sash and frames in forenoon Helping draw stone in afternoon. Wilmot Drury blasting stone for them. Tom Brett called this evening. Edith up this evening. Very fine day, looking like rain. Oak. Fred and Tom H. gone home.

May TUESDAY, 22 (143-223) 1906

Da and Tom Henderson drawing stone from Pages Wilmot Drury blasting. Mr. Flath building chimney at Morrisons in afternoon. Oak and Fred gone home. Harry Caram here in afternoon. Da gone to town for cellar frames, at night. Harry and Roy Philp bought heifer and took her away to-night. Very fine day. Pretty warm good breeze. {Mem?} and his father stayed all night.

WEDNESDAY, 23 (143-222)

Da and Tom Henderson drawing stone all day from Pages. Wilmot Drury blasting in afternoon. Mr. Flath home from Morrison after dinner. Fred, Tom and Oak. gone home. {John?} Bready here for dinner. Brock gone for Olive after school. Very warm day. slight breeze in afternoon. {Mern?} and his father stayed all night. Da and Mr. Flath uncovered potato pit and spread manure. {In margin:} (Mrs. C. Walker operated on for {concert?} in Guelph)

VICTORIA DAY (Dominion) ASCENSION DAY (Quebec) THURSDAY, 24 (144-221)

Da and Tom Henderson drawing stone from Pages all day. Da and Oak. gone over to Geo. Tuckers for scaffolding after tea. Roy brought a load of lime for us from Moorefield. {Merv?} Tom and Fred went home. Brock fishing. very hot day. little spatter of rain in evening. Will Walker here for while this morning.

May FRIDAY, 25 (145-220) 1906

Da and Tom Henderson drawing stone from Pages all day. Wilmot Drury blasting. Oak, Fred and Tom went home. Will Walker here in forenoon. Da back on other place after cow and calf, at night. Very warm day. Ma at town in afternoon.

SATURDAY, 26 (146-219)

Da and Tom Henderson drawing stone from Pages all day in forenoon. Mason all gone home. Dan Hambley here for dinner. Wilmot here in forenoon. Uncle Richds, Burrows and we washing sheep at river in afternoon. Came home and picked up potatoes out of pit. Two or three heavy scuds of rain in forenoon. dull day. getting quite cold.

SUNDAY, 27 (147-218)

Ma and Brock at Grandma's for dinner. Cecil Walker and Minnie here for dinner. Da took ponies out for drive after tea. Roy and Art. Page here in afternoon. Very dull cold day. Scuds of showers in afternoon.

May MONDAY, 28 (148-217) 1906

Da went out to Fletchers for load of lime. Took Olive to Drayton as he went. Wilmot blasting stone at Pages in afternoon Da drawing stone, in afternoon. Tom Henderson priming sash. Oak, Fred and Tom went home. Very bright day, but quite cold wind. like frost at night. hard frost.

TUESDAY, 29 (149-216)

Da and Tom drawing stone from Pages and drew one from Morrisons. Wilmot blasting all day. Harry Caram here in afternoon. Minnie Walker and I over to see Maggie McKee After tea Very bright day, cool evening hard frost at night.

WEDNESDAY, 30 (150-215)

Da and Tom Henderson drawing out manure on to turnip ground. Oak, Fred and Tom gone home. {Merv.?} and his father stayed all night. quite bright morning, but got dull. few drops rain about five, to-night also little hail. Jim Bready here for dinner.

May THURSDAY, 31 X (151-214) 1906

Da and Tom spreading pile in field on to turnip ground, then planted a few potatoes in little patch in front. Oak, Fred and Tom and Mr. Flath went home. Da and Mr. Flath planted some potatoes after tea Mrs. John Walker died to-day in General Hospital at twenty minutes to five this afternoon. Da and Ma down to J. Walker after tea. Brought body up on night train. Very warm day.

June FRIDAY, 1 (152-213)

Da drew milk for John Walker, then plowing root ground all day. Tom Henderson came out and brought Brett with him. He helping masons. Ma went for Olive. Oak went home at noon. Fred and Tom gone at night. Olive, min Walker and I down to John Walkers after tea. Very nice day, few drops of rain in afternoon. lovely warm night.

SATURDAY, 2 (153-212)

Da working on root ground in forenoon shearing the sheep in afternoon. Brock wheeled to town in afternoon. Masons gone home at night. Tom Henderson helping masons. Retta and Lizzie Hilborn and Mr. Allen here in afternoon evening. Da and Ma down to J. Walkers and brought Mr and Mrs. Barber and {Gladyse?} up with them to stay all night. Very nice day. Strong breeze afternoon.

June SUNDAY, 3 (154-211) 1906

Mr and Mrs. Barber went {town?} to J.W.s about nine. Da took ponies for drive. All of us at Mrs. Walkers funeral in afternoon She buried at Bethesda. Was 24 years old. Very warm day and very dusty. Large funeral over 80 {vechicles?}

MONDAY, 4 (155-210)

Da took team down and got them shod, also took wool. After he came home he met Geo. Gray on 4.36 train. Brock took Olive back to school Mr. Gray went home on night train with Fred and Mr. Flath. {Merv?}. and Oak stayed. Downey men came on to-day. Two in forenoon Three in afternoon. All went home at night. Very warm all day.

TUESDAY, 5 (156-209)

Da filling in round wall in forenoon. Went to Arthur for load of lime in afternoon. Left here about one o'clock, home at light. Ma at town in afternoon. Brought home a new buggy from {V.?} Perkin. {narm?}. Flath started to work with masons. They started brick to-day. Very warm day. heavy rain after tea. Da in at Bosworth when rain was on. Harry Caram here in afternoon. Mr. Flath and Fred gone home. Uncle Willie {blank} years old.

June WEDNESDAY, 6 (157-208) 1906

Da plowing in the orchard to-day. Jim Bready here for dinner. I down to see Edith to-night. Winnie came up to-night. Uncle Rich'd and Aunt Emma here to-night. {Merv?}, Oak, Fred and {Norm?} gone home. cleared off and was lovely day. Maggie McKee married to Jim Forrest Ella Walker " " Geo. Rennie young Addie Flath married.

THURSDAY, 7 (158-207)

Da working on root ground all day. Hoeing potatoes after tea. {Merv.?} Fred and Mr. Flath gone home Very warm sultry day. Threatning rain all day. Little scud of rain at milking time. rained through night.

FRIDAY, 8 (159-206)

Da sprouting potatoes in forenoon, at J. Newsteads, helping split barn, in afternoon Ma went for Olive. Mr. Betts here in afternoon and for tea. Oak, norm and Fred gone home. Very heavy storms gone round. Had big one here after tea and rained through night. Very warm day.

June SATURDAY, 9 (160-205) 1906

Da up at newsteads till four o'clock. Went to town after tea. Took a load of hay from McTavish'es place for Adam Flath and brought home planks for scafolding. Brock got Mark shod in afternoon. Norm. went home with him. Warm day, but good breeze.

SUNDAY, 10 (161-204)

Olive, Brock and I over to Lion Church in morning. Went to Mr. Lowes for dinner and afternoon. Stayed for night. Bernice. J. very nice day, but quite cool frost.

MONDAY, 11 (162-203)

Da took Olive and went for load of lime to Fletchers. Did not get it there, came back and got it from Alex McLaughlan. Working on root ground after dinner. After tea, Oak, Norm. and he went up to Uncle Rich'ds for plank. Mr. Flath and Fred gone home. Very fine day, quite cool. frost.

June TUESDAY, 12 (163-202) 1906

Da harrowed root ground then ridged it up in afternoon and sowed turnips. Mr. Flath and Fred gone home. Harry Caram here and gave me a lesson this afternoon. Very fine all day. Brock to Drayton this morning for beef and bread. Bella Matchet married.

WEDNESDAY, 13 (164-201)

Da cut and planted some potatoes in forenoon. Got corn ground ready and planted it in afternoon. Jim Bready here for dinner. Miss Stone came down for dinner Brock took her home after tea. Oak Norm, Fred and Mr. Flath gone home. Very fine day, but cool evenings.

THURSDAY, 14 (165-200)

Da working on {rape?} patch. Sowed {rape?} after tea. I at town in afternoon. Tom Henderson here all day priming sash. {Merv.} Tom and Fred gone home. Very fine day. good breeze. quite warm.

June FRIDAY, 15 (166-199) 1906

Tom H Da hoeing early potatoes in forenoon. Scuffling in afternoon Old man Betts here in forenoon and for dinner. Ma went for Olive in Afternoon. dull in morning, but turned out fine. Very hot and smothering air. Oak, Norm. and Fred gone home. {Merv.} and his father, at Burrows putting in concrete after tea.

SATURDAY, 16 (167-198)

Tom Henderson came out and helped farm up grist of chop. He and Da took it to town in forenoon. Da carrying brick for masons in afternoon. Norm getting "(Fly)" shod. Very nice shower early this morning and a heavy shower at noon. Sultry all day. Masons all gone home.

SUNDAY, 17 (168-197)

Olive and I up to Uncle Rich'ds in afternoon. Very dull day. quite heavy rain in forenoon. hot {?} showers.

June MONDAY, 18 (169-196) 1906

I took Olive back to School this morning. Da started road-work. Tom Henderson driving our team. Drawing from Gregorys pit. Fred and Mr. Flath gone home also Tom Henderson. rather dull day. quite. heavy rain early this morning.

TUESDAY, 19 (170-195)

At road work all day. Tom Henderson driving team. Da shoveling in pit. Harry Caram here and have a lesson. Stayed for tea. Very nice day turned out. rather dull forenoon. Mr. Chas. Walker here in evening. Oak and Fred gone home.

WEDNESDAY, 20 (171-194)

{different handwriting than previous entries} Robt & {Yorn?} He. doing road work all day Finished. dull & raining morning. Clara & Olivia gone to {Toronto?} to buy Exam at Conservatory of music {Mable} took Clara to train & Olive. and stayed here all day with me. masons finished first story about three in the aft. Started to rain about 3 and 4 o clock. Hattie Mitchell married to Mr. McKay. Robt took Tom Henderson home & Mabel went home two.

June THURSDAY, 21 (172-193) 1906

Very fine morning. Robt. took plant to Drayton for Flath & brought home a load of lime. Wat. got 50 or 60 {Tile} Then went to Moorefield for shingles John Walker went along and brought a load. Terrible heavy rain between three and five men back from moorefield at five Brock at School

FRIDAY, 22 (173-192)

dull morning. Robt choring & cleaning pens forenoon Willie Walker her for dinner raining off & on cutting lawn & greass round the house and then back at the bush cutting {posts} afternoon Henry Hesseltine here in the Evening

SATURDAY, 23 (174-191)

Robt & Henry back at bush cutting & peeling posts. got that done at noon. raining, then went and brought them up and spred them & commenced to dig past holes Down to Drayton at night {ball?} of salt and took straw to Harry Caram. Mr. Henderson & Mr. {Fadale's} brought Dick home

June SUNDAY, 24 (175-190) 1906

{back to Clara's (I think) handwriting now} Brock and Ma down to Grandma's Very fine bright day.

MONDAY, 25 (176-189)

H. Heseltine dug post-holes from gate up to side-road Fred Flath helping stretch {wine?}. Downeys three men here and put on the second set joists, Ma came down tonight to meet me. I stayed in Huelph from noon and Olive came night through at noon fine all day. We had fine time in Toronto.

TUESDAY, 26 (177-188)

Da went for load of frames in forenoon. Drew five loads of sand from Chas. Walkers pit. Har. Caram here in afternoon. Brought word that I passed Primary Exam. 64 marks. Olive failed 56. Winnie passed 65 marks. Lela Schieck 66 and Etta passed 68. marks. Ma down town after tea. Very fine day. and Very hot.

June WEDNESDAY, 27 (178-187) 1906

Da hoeing potatoes and mangals all day. Jim Bready here for dinner. Edith Barry up to-night and Mr. Allen over here. Very hot all day. Miss Stone came down after dinner and Brock took her home before tea. Brock started to write to-day on his {entrance?}. Stayed with Grandma.

THURSDAY, 28 (179-186)

Da hoeing all day. Masons all here to-day. Brock drove to Drayton to try exam... ... terrible hot all day. little sprinkle of rain at noon. Mr. Flath and Fred gone home.

FRIDAY, 29 (180-185)

Da hoeing and greening potatoes. Brock at Drayton all day and brought Olive home. School finished for this term. Oak, Fred and Norm. gone home. We preserved three jars of our own berries. Very hot all day. picked big dish pan full off them to-night.

June SATURDAY, 30 (181-184) 1906

Da hoeing in forenoon. Cleaned out cow stable and calf pens in afternoon. Mr. North here for dinner. Very heavy rain after dinner. laid masons off for an hour or so. Da went to Drayton for some {scaffoling?} for masons after tea. quite fine at times and pretty warm.

July SUNDAY, 1 (182-183)

Da and Ma over to cemetry after tea. Mr. and Mrs. F. Wilson called here in afternoon on their way to camp. meeting. rather dull day. little rain fell in afternoon. Very thick heavy mist in morning.

DOMINION DAY (Dominion) [July 1 falling this year on a Sunday.] MONDAY, 2 (183-182)

Da scuffling and hoeing. Oak hoeing after tea. Mr. Flath and Fred gone home Henry Heseltine here early this morning for tile. Old Mr Betts here in afternoon and for tea. Very foggy morning. Cleared off and came out pretty hot. Picking our strawberries after tea.

July TUESDAY, 4 (184-181) 1906

Da went for load of lime to Moorefield in forenoon. Drawing sand from Walkers pit in afternoon. Oak, Norm, Fred and Mr. Flath went home. Har. Caram called in after tea. Very hot forenoon. dull and dark afternoon. drizzling rain after tea. Brock hoeing turnips. hoed 12 rows.

WEDNESDAY, 4 (185-180)

Da {banked?} up potatoes then he and Brock hoeing thurnips. Ma at Drayton this forenoon Jim Bready here for dinner. Mr. Flath and Fred went home. Very nice bright day. Cool evening.

5 THURSDAY, 5 (186-179)

Da and Brock finished hoeing the turnips. Brock and Norm. went down to meet morning train but did not get frames- Mr. Flath, Oak, Norm, and Fred gone home. beautiful bright day, but very cool evening.

July FRIDAY, 6 (187-178) 1906

Da went to Drayton and got a couple of frames and bundle of bond timber, off morning train. Scuffled Bill Barry's potatoes and he hoed them. Drawing sand from Walkers in afternoon. Brought a load from Gregorys pit after tea. Mr. Flath, Fred and {Merv.} gone home. Olive and I down to J. Walker's after tea. Ma and Brock at town in afternoon. Very fine bright day. Coal evening.

SATURDAY, 7 (188-177)

Da took five bags of chop, and went to meet morning train, but window frames did not come. Norm and Brock met the noon train and got them. Very heavy storm came up after dinner masons all gone home. Da went to town with team. After tea Edtih and I up W.C. Walker's in evening. Very hot at times.

SUNDAY, 8 (189-176)

Mr. and Mrs. Frank Wilson came here in afternoon from Moorefield. Stayed for tea. H. Page over in afternoon. I over to Camp service, with "M. F." Will Walker here in morning. quite a shower in forenoon. cleared up and came out quite bright, and sultry. lovely night. Very much thunder in afternoon

July MONDAY, 9 (190-175) 1906

Da drawing sand from Walter's pit. Up helping put in {sleepers?} at C. Walker's after tea. Masons all here to-day and all gone home at night. Have the brick-all up. Tom Henderson out here priming sash and helped draw some sand. Edith up for while this evening. Very fine day. Pretty warm. looking like rain at night.

TUESDAY, 10 (191-174)

Da went to town and brought a load of lime from station. Got horses shod. Drawing gravel in afternoon from Walkers. Harry Caram called and left Willa for a while. Called for her after tea. Will Craig over there in evening. Art. Woodman here for some tile. Brock down to Grandma's after tea. and up to Miss Stones in forenoon. Mr. Flath and Fred walked out and drove "Dick" in to-night. {Merv.?} gone to Brantford to-day. fine day.

WEDNESDAY, 11 (192-173)

Da drawing coarse gravel from Gregorys and brought a load of sand from Walkers, as he was up helping fix sleepers. Mr. Flath, Oak and Fred gone home. They painting in cellar. Jim Bready here for dinner. Very fine day. Pretty hot.

July THURSDAY, 12 (193-172) 1906

Da drawing gravel from Gregory's pit; all day. Ma at town in afternoon. Got Mark shod on fore feet. Mr. Flath, Oak and Fred gone home. They painting in cellar all day. Very fine all day. Orangemen celebrated in Guelph to-day. Brock went down. Home at half-past eleven.

FRIDAY, 13 (194-171)

Da drawing gravel from Gregorys pit all day. Mr. Flath, Oak and Fred gone home. They working at cistern to-day. Da and Oak greened potatoes at noon. Ma up at Uncle Rich'ds in evening. Very hot day.

SATURDAY, 14 (195-170)

Da cleaned out pens and sculpting turnips and mangals. Went to town with team after tea. Brock at Drayton, this forenoon. Oak and Norm. here to-day. Finished bricking cistern and put concrete into bottom of it. They're done for while. Olive and I down w J. Walkers' in evening. Very hot day. Sultry at night.

July SUNDAY, 15 (196-169) 1906

Olive Brock and I up in English Church in morning. Uncle Jim, Grandma and Grandma here for while in afternoon. Alex McLennon here for tea. Mr. Thompson and Jack Brooks called here in evening. Very sultry all day. Little shower in afternoon.

MONDAY, 16 (197-168)

Da and Brock started to hoe turnips. hoed till noon, then a very heavy rain came on. Carpenters came on to-day. Dave Docwney, Roy Hudson, and Wm. Harrisons Bill Barry here hoeing in forenoon. Da and Bill afternoon. Very hot-before rain sultry but-quite bright in afternoon. Carpenters all stayed to bright.

TUESDAY, 27 (198-167)

Da and Brock hoeing turnips all day. Da went- to town with team after tea. The four reasons cause out-but-went away to night. The four carpenters stayed all night. They putting on rafters. Han Caram here. gave Olive a lesson. Bill Barry here in afternoon. hoeing his potatoes. a beautiful bright day. nice and cool. Brock 13 years old.

July WEDNESDAY, 18 (199-166) 1906)

Da got out mower and started to cut-hay behind poplars. Finished it about five then Bill Barry raked. putting it up in coil after tea. Bill and Brock hoeing turnips. Jim Bready here for dinner. Olive at Drayton in forenoon. I there after tea for frul. Frawers stayed all night. also Bill Barry. very fine day.

cool evening.

THURSDAY, 19 (200-165)

Da cut a piece of hay back by line fence in forenoon. Brock raked it up after dinner. Bill and Da putting it up. Finished it at Dark. Mary Philp down here in evening. Parpenters and Bill stayed all night. very hot day at times. cloudy evening.

FRIDAY, 20 (201-164)

Da and Bill grinding mower knives in forenoon. Bill gone hom after dinner. Da brought up two loads of wood from bush. Brock at Drayton in forenoon. Carpinters stayed all night-Olive and I down to walking after tea. Har. Carom called this evening. Three heavy showers to-day. one at morning. again in afternoon and a heavy storm of six to night; very hot- between shower.

July SATURDAY, 21 (202-163) 1906

Da took Har. Caram some hay and also took down a few bags of chop in forenoon. Home about-three o'clock. Went back after tea for 500 feet sheeting. Carpenters gone home. Da and Brock up to Wiss Stone's after tea. Bill Barry came down at noon to hay, but went home after dinner. I. Henderson but to spray his potatoes at night. very hot-all day.

SUNDAY, 22 (203-162)

Olive, Brock and I up to E. Church in forenoon. Very hot.

Came up little shower about six was quite a wind for a little while.

MONDAY, 23 (204-161)

Da cutting hay on other place all day. Three carpenters here to-day. stayed all night. I at Drayton after tea. Brock up to see Bill Barry. Quite cool all day. cool evening. strong wind all day.

Harry Newton brought-out-gutter pipe this forenoon.

July TUESDAY, 24 (205-160) 1906

Da and Bill Barry putting up Hay all day on other place. Brock raked it town carpenters on to-day. Dave came this morning. Olive Brock and I over to Garden Party at - E. G. Henry's in evening Harry Corom out and gave me a lesson. very fine all day. cool evening.

WEDNESDAY, 25 (206-159)

Da and Bill finished putting up Hay about noon. Drew from back of Poplars into driving house in afternoon. Ma went to town this forenoon and had dinner with Grandma. Jim Bready here for dinner. Old Mr. Downey and Billie Harrison gone home to-night. very fine day. quite warm.

THURSDAY, 26 (207-158)

Da and Bill drew in peice back by line fence in forenoon. Drawing from other place in afternoon. Oak and Mr. Flath out for hay and straw after tea. Carpenter stay all night. Very fine all day.

July FRIDAY, 27 (208-157) 1906

Da and Bill drawing hay from other place in forenoon. Very heavy rain, hail, strong wind and very sharp lightening, storm just after dinne. Da and Bill went for a just after dinner. Da and Bill went for a load of flooring to station in afternoon Bill gone home. Olive at town in forenoon. very warm after shower. carpenters shutting kitchen to-day. stay all night.

SATURDAY, 28 (209-156)

Da brought home two loads of flooring in forenoon. Boarded up some of the windows in new house to keep rain out. Carpenters started to lay floor our dinner room. very heavy rain after dinner. came out very hot after. Carpenter gone home. I at town this morning. Wel- morning train and saw B Cobean, Gravenhure, (a post card Exchange)

SUNDAY, 29 (210-155)

Da and Ma went for drive after tea. Olive, and I up to Chas. Walker after tea. Rained steadily all day till four in the afternoon. then came but quite hot.

July MONDAY, 30 (211-154) 1906

Da brought-two loads of sand from Gregory;s pen, then took hogs to Drayton. Brock at town this forenoon. Four carpenters here to-day. McEbings girls here in evening. Very fine day-quite warm Oak here at night.

TUESDAY, 31 (212-153)

Da finished cutting a back gield about-eleven o'clock, then I and Bill put it up in afternoon and after tea. Brock raked. Brock at town in forenoon for gutter pipe. Mr. Downey and Wm. gone hom Olive a lesson. Left his two cousins, Wiser Ruppel here and called for them at night. Very fine day. quite hot.

August WEDNESDAY, 1 (213-152)

Da and Bill drew in from back field on other place finished it. Carpenters finished putting on shingles. Jim Bready here for last-time to-day. very fine day.

August THURSDAY, 2 (214-151) 1906

Finished haying. Da and Bill Barry took load of hay up to Miss Stone in afternoon. Bill gone home. Olive, Brock and I up to Morrisons garden. party at night.

Very fine day. lovely night. A mR. Winder dilvered the Historical Atlas of Wellington County $15.00.

FRIDAY, 3 (215-150)

Da went to Drayton for some Chop and brought home some lumber from Harriston which was shipped up helping Uncle Rich'ds out the hay in afternoon. Mr. Downey and William Harrison came along at noon.

Very fine day and very hot. carpenters finished laying floor upstairs in warm part of hours.

SATURDAY, 4 (216-149)

Da up helping Uncle Rich'ds draw in on Fisher place all day. Olive at town in afternoon. Wa and Brock up to Miss Stone's after tea, Carpenters laying floor all day. terrible hot day. Bill Barry here in afternoon and greened his potatoes. Art Chapman and Lorne Garneua here to figure on painting of house.

August SUNDAY, 5 (217-148) 1906

Home all day. Cecil Walker here in afternoon. Terrible hot day. cooler after tea. storms going round a great deal of lightening at night.

MONDAY, 6 (218-147)

Da went to town for lumber which came from Gray, then brought hom day from Hilborn hill and put it in behind wrandoh wall. Ma went over to see Uncle WmBenson in forenoon. Grandpa and Grandma called on thier way over to Uncles art. Garineau and Father Heydon called to-night. very fine day. Three carpenters here to-day.

TUESDAY, 7 (219-146)

Da drawing clay day. I at Drayton in forenoon. Har. Coram here in afternoon and gave me a lesson. Ma Olice and I over to Lawn Social at Hugh. Montgomery;s at night. Had splendid time. very dull forenoon, with little rain in forenoon. cleared off and was nice night- WmHarrison came at noon, and went away again at night.

August WEDNESDAY, 8 (220-145) 1906

Da went down to station for some lumber which came from Harriston. Had two loads. Drawing clay from Hilborn hill to fill in between vernadah wals. Line Flath here in evening for while.

Lovely bright day.

Arlie McLuaghlan married to Elagin Scott Carpenter put up rear and attic stairs.

THURSDAY, 10 (222-143)

Da drew a couple loads of clay. then drew stone from other place. Brock at town this forenoon. Wm. Harrison came to-day after dinner. quiter fine till evening, then started to rain. dull afternoon. terrible heavy rain and storm thorugh night.

FRIDAY, 10 (222-143)

Da went for lumber to station in forenoon, got ponies shod in afternoon. Went to Rathsay for few shingles after tea. Olive and I and three carpenters down to McEvings for evening. Ma up to see Mrs. Chas. Walker in afternoon. very fine day and very hot-in afternoon. Mrs. F. Holmes died in Saskatoon (Maggies Benson).

August SATURDAY, 11 (223-142) 1906

Da drawing clay all day. Olive and I down town at night. Carpenters gone home. Very fine day, good breeze and quite cool evening. Grandpa called here. Been over to see Uncle Wm.

SUNDAY, 12 (224-141)

Da went for drive with ponies in forenoon. Mr and Mrs. F. Wilson here in afternoon and for tea. Alex McLennon brought. Marie Black over and left her Called for her after tea. mMerr. Flath here for tea. We went for drive after tea. Beautiful bright day, but very cool evening.

started harvest MONDAY, 13 (225-140)

Da drawing stone from other place in forenoon. Started to cut barley in little field other side of driving house. finished it and cut once round oats next to Walker. three carpenters here, but Mr. Downey went-home. Mr Flath and Oak here building verandah walls. Mason home. very cool evening. Brock up to see Bill Barry at night.

August TUESDAY, 14 (226-139) 1906

Bill Barry came he and Da went down to station for verandahs and other fixteen from Harriston. Started to cut Oats next-to Walker after dinner. Bill and Brock shocking Harry Coram here and gave one my last lesson in third quarter. After, Ma and I over to H. Hillborn to see Sarah. She came home sick. Charlie brought her home. very dine day. Mason gone home.

WEDNESDAY, 15 (227-138)

Da finished cutting oats next to Walker about 10.30 A.M. then went on to other place and cut round the 14 acre field. John Walker came up with his binder after dinner and helped cut. Finished field and got it all up. Bill Barry. Alwin and Brock put it up. Carpenters putting up rear verandohs. Mason gone home . night. Olive and I over to a dance at Alex McLennon's with Charlie Holborn. very fine day and very warm. Mr. Downey came at noon.

THURSDAY, 16 (228-137)

Da cutting two littole fields on other place Bill and brock shocking. Bill gone home to night. Ma went down to Drayton for dinner. The three carpenters fone away after dinner. Mr. Gloth and oak lathing. Gone home. very warm day. Little breeze in afternoon. Carpenters have roof on and what inside work that-is to be done.

August FRIDAY, 17 (229-136) 1906

Da cut oats, (about 3 acres) back of Poplars then started to cut oats next to road below house. Bill Barry shocking. Brock helping J. Walker draw in. Alex McLaughlan and Harry Newton out here to-night. Mr. Flath here lathing. Gone home. Oak went out West to-day, also Charlie and Retta Hilborn. rather dull day. Hosheal Hilborn here in evening.

SATURDAY, 18 (230-135)

Da and Bill Barry went to station for load of lime. After dinner, finished cutting oats and went for another load of lime unloaded it and gone for another load after tea. Mr. Flath here lathing, all day. Bill Barry gone home after dinner. Very dull forenoon, but cleared up after dinner. Har. Caram here for dinner. got a jag of straw. Gave him {$?}10.00 {On margins: Merv.?} came back from Brantford.

SUNDAY, 19 (231-134)

Home all day. Uncle Willie here for tea Mr. and Mrs. J. Ritch here after tea. Very dull forenoon. heavy rain about two o'clock. Cleared up and came out veery sultry. lot of thunder to-day.

August MONDAY, 20 (232-133) 1906

Da unloaded lime then brought up load of wood and went for load of house matieral to station. After dinner. cutting wheat- back of Poplars. Men. Mr. Flath and Norm here also Alex McLaughlan and Harry Newton here placing some registors in walls. Olive and i picked pail of wild plums this afternoon. very hot, sultry day. looking like rain towards night.

TUESDAY, 21 (233-132)

Da and Bill Barry around mower knife and brought up load of lath, then started to cut at wheat. came on a rain about three o'clock. Then they picked up in cellar of new house. Ma at Drayton in afternoon. Mr. and Miss Duncan here in evening. Minnie Walker and Edith Barry here. very hot day. rain in afternoon. Mr. Flath and Norm gone home.

WEDNESDAY, 22 (234-131)

Da took loads of cheese to Moorefield in forenoon. Started to cut wheat, but came on heavy rain. Round house, after rain. Bill helping, Mason afternoon. Shocking in forenoon. Three carpenters came here. Three masons here two tin smithes here putting up pipes. Mason gone home, also Mr. Downey. I went to meet-two o'clock train then stayed and met 4.36 and got Betty Walker. She coming from Fort-Williams. very hot day. heavy rain, afternoon.

August THURSDAY, 23 (235-130) 1906

Da went out and finished cutting wheat in forenoon. Bill shocking forenoon and at Isaac Hilborns threshing afternoon. Ma went over to see Uncle Wm and left Betty at Gordons. Had dinner with Miso Stone. Betty and I at Drayton in afternoon. Up to Uncle Rich'ds after tea. Bob Fowlie and Mr. J. Henderson here for tea. Carpenters finished here. all gone home. Masons gone home. Siell stayed. very warm. forenoon. little raw in afternoon in afternoon, and turned quite cool.

FRIDAY, 24 (236-129)

Da drawing sand from Gregory's pil in forenoon. Bill Barry at Chas. Walker threshing in forenoon. Drawing in oats in afternoon. I took Betty in station in morning she gone to Brackbridge Brock helping Jack Walker draw in. Dull dark morning, but-cleared off and was lovely day. great breeze. Uncle Wm. benson died to-day.

SATURDAY, 25 (237-128)

Da and Bill Barry drawing oats all day. Mason gone home at night. Ma at Drayton in afternoon. Da drove Bill home. Herb Benson called to say his father was dead. very fine bright day.

August SUNDAY, 26 (238-127) 1906

Da and Ma and Uncle Wm. Benson's funeral in afternoon. Mr and Mrs. F. this afternoon. stayed all night. on account of rain. very windy day. and quite warm came on rain after tea and rained all evening.

MONDAY, 27 (239-126)

Mr. and Mrs left about 20 to seven. Brock took team to town and had then shod. Da cleaning. up in wood house. Drawing clay from Hilborns hill and putting it in wood house. Four masons on to-day. Mr. Flath and Frank Ackermam finished flathing all went home but men. He started to plaster this afternoon. very fine day. Good breeze. Da went for load of sand. to Gregory's after tea.

TUESDAY, 28 (240-125)

Da drew two loads of sand from Walker in forenoon. Bill at Henry Hilborns in afternoon. Brock at Drayton in morning. Har. Coram called in afternoon. Mr. Flath and achermam gone home. Beautiful day. Ma up to see Mrs. Chas. Walker after tea.

August WEDNESDAY, 29 (241-124) 1906

Mr. Mc. Eving and his two men after teams here drawing in. Jack Walker and Alwyn in mom. Drew field on other place and one next-to Walker. Da and Bill brought up lath from other place after work. Four mason gone home tonight. Olive at town this morn. Most beautiful harvest day. Lovely night pretty strong wind. Men cleared 15 acres, to-day. Mason have the upatirs first coated with plaster.

THURSDAY, 30 (242-123)

Da, Bill and Brock down at McEvings drawing in finished there about- five o'clock, all hands came up and drew in till dark. Mrs. Walker with Vera and Thelma up here after tea. Wern stayed, other masons gone home. They lathing to-day. Beautiful bright day. cool evening. Ma went to town this forenoon. had diner with Grandma.

FRIDAY, 31 (243-122)

Finished harvest at noon. Mr. Mceving's two men and team here, also Jack Walkeer. Harn helping in mom for while. Da and Bill at McEvings helping draw rakings. Bill Barry gone home. Mern stayed other masons gone home. Mr. Reynolds the painter, from Guelph, here in afternoon. very fine day. strong breeze and quite cool.

September SATURDAY, 1 (244-121) 1906

Da went for line to station in forenoon. Drawing clay from Hilborn Hill. Brock at Drayton in afternoon. Very fine bright day.

SUNDAY, 2 (245-120)

Mr and Mrs. Dick Lowes here for dinner and speant the afternoon. quite fine all day. very heavy shower through night. I went for drive with W.F.

MONDAY, 3 (216-119)

Da drawing clay all day. Brock went to meet train after dinner to get Geo Gray, but he missed it and came on 4.36. Went back with Mason at night- Merr stayed. They finished first-coating W-day. Tom Henderson and Grandmpa called to-day. very windy all day. bright, but-cool.

September TUESDAY, 4 (247-118) 1096

Ma and Brock over to Herb Bemoons baby's funeral in forenoon. Brock took Olive down to school in morning. Da took some chop down and met-noon train. Got the tims painters from Guelph. (Mr. Sweeney + Draper). also thier paints. Just Mr. Flath and Merr here to-day and they gone home at night. Bill Barry called this evening. Da and Brock dug early potatoes. not rotten. beautiful bright day.

WEDNESDAY, 5 (248-117)

Da plowed out all our potatoes and alo Mr. Flaths. Them he and Ad. picking till noon. Men painting on outside wall. Picking potatoes in afternoon. Mr. Flath took his potatoes home with our team. Brock brought team back. Bill Barry raised his potatoes afternoon. Newton and Patterson (tin smith) here to-day. Brock at-town after dinner. Masons gone home. Mr. Sweeney quite ill to-day. very fine day. quite hot.

THURSDAY, 6 (249-116)

da dig a few rows of potatoes in front of house and pitted them. A lot of them rotten. Three tin smiths here. Have trouble with them troughs. Mason painting, men stayed. Brock took Mr. Sweeney down to train. He very sick. Got-Dick shod. very fine day. quite hot.

September FRIDAY, 7 (250-115) 1906

Da and Brock cutting corn finished it-Brock went down town for Olive al-four. I w' mason here, pointing. Gone home at-night. Three tinsmiths here. Herb. Page called this morning to say good bye. He gone west. Very fine bright day. good breeze, but warm.

SATURDAY, 8 (251-114)

Da and Brock haling weeds out-of current bushes in forenoon. Da tending masons afternoon. After tea, he and this painter went to town. Got- sash at- station. Ma drove me down after tea. I stayed all night with Grandma. very fine all day.

SUNDAY, 9 (252-113)

Uncle Rich'd here in afternoon. very hot, sultry day. I came home in evening. Olive up to see Mrs. Chas. Walker in evening.

Da brought up a load of wood from bush then drawing out manure. Brock took Olive down to school and met morning train but Mr. Grey did not come. Downey three men here till about four o'clock, then gone Masons started to second coat. Have and English labour. very warm sultry day.

TUESDAY, 11 (254-111)

Da drawing out manure all day. Brock and Bert (painter) at-town in afternoon. Masons here plastering. Gone home at night. very hot day.

WEDNESDAY, 12 (255-110)

Da and Brock drawing manure all day. Mason plastering. all done home. very hot day. Thermometer 98° after dinner.

September THURSDAY, 13 (256-109) 1906

Da and Brock drawing manure all day. Masons plastering. Merr stayed. Bert went to Guelph this morning and came back at night with Mr. Sweeny. I at town this afternoon. quite a little shower about eleven o'clock, turned very windy and got quite cool. Da up to Miss Stone's after tea.

FRIDAY, 14 (257-108)

Da and Brock finished drawing out-manure. Brock went for Olive at four. Painters glazing and put- in all up stairs sash. Masons plastering, all gone home. Rather dull forenoon, but came out nice and bright quite cool all day. Sarah Burrows here in evening.

SATURDAY, 15 (258-107)

Da drew sand from Walker in forenoon. Drawing gravel and putting it in barn yard in afternoon. Masons finished plastering and bathed room in celler. Gone home at night. Da took thier ladder over to cromies after tea and brought home cement; from Drayton. very fine day. Ma and Miss Stone at Drayton in forenoon.

September SUNDAY, 16 (259-106) 1906

Olive, Brock and I up to English Church, in forenoon. Ma and Brock up to see Mrs. Chas after tea. Very fine day. Quite Warm.

MONDAY, 17 (260-105)

Da drawing sand all day from Gregory's pit. Brock took Olive back to school this morning. Painter at Cornice now. They stay here over Sunday. Very warm day. There are 205 loads of sand and 50 loads od gravel been hauled for house.

TUESDAY, 18 (261-104)

Da drawing wood from bush, and piling it in wood. shed of new house, in forenoon. Brock met- Geo. Gray at noon. Harry Newton here, also Mr. Flath. Couldn't arrive at who was to blame for eavn troughs. Downey didnt come. Brock took Gray to train at night. Boys painting wrandohs and Balconys. Da gone up to Chas Walker after tea. I down John Walker for a little while. very warm day. Jack Dowling here in afternoon.

September WEDNESDAY, 19 (262-103) 1906

Da drawing wood up here bush and fillinf wood shed. Bill Barry got Dick and buggy to go to Arther Fair. Very hot day. Little wee flies very bad on the fresh paint. Boys painting cornice Roy Farewell married to Mae Stephanson. W.J. Sharter married to Jennie Hambley.

THURSDAY, 20 (263-102)

Brown Philp 27 years old. Bill Barry brought horse home and Mrs. Barry came with him. She and Ma went to town in forenoon. Bill helped Da draw up wood from bush till four o'clock, then went home. Brought up Threshing wood and also piled some wood in old wood shed. Mrs. Hilborn Mrs Newton and Sarah (Mrs. Riley and Her boy) here in afternoon. very warm and sultry dont up and rained a little about- six o'clock got-little cooler. Boup painted culings wernadohs.

FRIDAY, 21 (264-101)

Da drew up a couple of loads of wood, then drawing clay rest of day, from Hilborns hill and putting it at back of house. I went to town for Olive in afternoon. Painters went to town this forenoon. Back at noon. Had Geo. Graydon with them. He helped them paint ridge roll on roof. Very warm day. I got grey plaid {evat $}1000 Dress {$} {unknown}

SATURDAY, 22 (265-100) 1906

Da drawing clay all day from Hilborne hill, and banking on this side of verandoh. Brock went up to Rothay to see Bill Barry about threshing Coram girls called this forenoon. Painter went to Guelph on morning. Painters went to Guelph on morning train. could not put on last coal on outside for well black flies. little showers after dinner. turned cooler. warm in forenoon.

SUNDAY, 23 (266-99)

Will Walkeer down here for While in forenoon. Wat. Wilson and his smile over to look through house. Da and Ma up to see Mrs. Chas. Walker after tea. Bright day. But very cold winds. cold night quite hard frost. Mrs. Walker doing a lot of talking.

MONDAY, 24 (267-98)

Da took load of lambs down to Jack Dowling in forenoon. Drawing clay for banking in afternoon. Brock took Olive down to school and started to go up to our school. Miss Grant-from Durham teacher. Mabel brought Betty Walker here this morning. Da drove she and I down to Drayton at night. Grandpa Benson taken with dirrahoe on Sunday. feeling some better to night. Very fine bright day. lovely night but cool Bill Barry at McEvings threshing in forenoon at mossers in the afternoon.

September TUESDAY, 25 (268-97) 1906

Da drawing clay from Hilborn hill in forenoon. At John Walker threshing in afternoon. Bill Barry at Mossers threshing in forenoon. Ma took Betty to station at noon. Brock wheeled to town this morning but trims didnt came from Grey. Ma stayed with Grandma in afternoon. Grandpa some better. very fine day.

WEDNESDAY, 26 (269-96)

Da drew clay all day from Hilborns hill. went to station for trimmings but they were not there. Ma went down to see how grandpa was, in afternoon. He just about the same. Uncle Jim up. Bill Barry at John Walkers Fill 9.30, then at Burrows rest of ay.

Very dull at times. quite heavy shower after tea. Men here for morter boy after tea.

=== THURSDAY, 27 (270 - 95)

Da went to station and got trimmings drawing Clay in afternoon. Took load of Flaths plan to Wooman's this morn. Bill Barry at Burrows till 10.30 then at-Morrisons. Ma went to Grandma's before dinner. home again at six. Grandpa about same dinner. home again at six. Grandpa about same mabel and Miss Grant (teacher) here in evening also herb Gordon and his wife. very fine day. Beautiful night. Brock up to Laveless to see E. Barry if she can come here next week.

September FRIDAY, 28 (271-94) 1906

Da drew clay till about three o'clock, then went to station for a load of trimmpings for house. I went to town to see how Grandpa fell. He just about the save. Ma up to see Mrs. Chas. Walker. She very much failed. very fine day. quite strong breeze. Olive stayed in town and went to Party at Madge Smith. E.E. Dales recived a stroke about four o'clock P.M.

SATURDAY, 29 (272-93)

Da drew to couple of loads of clay, then cleaned out root house, after that, taking clay out off celler in new house. Brock went down this Morn. to see Grandpa back with him. Came on rain about 8.30 and rained steadily almost all afternoon. cool towards night.

SUNDAY, 30 (273-92)

Brock took ma down to Grandma's this forenoon. I went for her after tea and took Olive back to school. Da went for drive with Ponies in afternoon. Up to Chas. Walker after tea. Very fine day. but rather cool. lovely moonlight night. cool. grandpa feeling better.

October MONDAY, 1 (274-91) 1906

Da topped mangols and drew them in Had five loads. Went to town with loads of chop about-four o'clock. Home at 8.30. Beautiful bright day. cool night. Sarah burrows here in evning. Mrs. Chas. Walker had a bad spill to-day. E.E. Dlas not so well to-day. Grandpa imporving a great number of people sick with Diarrhoea all over the country.

TUESDAY, 2 (275-90)

Da started to plow, in front field next to Walker. I at Drayton in afternoon, Ma up to Mrs. Walker's. She and Mrs. Walker takes bad spills. Talking all the time She is awake. very fine day.

WEDNESDAY, 3 (276-89)

Drayton Fall Fair. Brock and I at it. I stayed to concert. Da plowing and picking apples at noon. Uncle Hill came up at noon from Guelph fur dog died

Beautful bright day. Had an ideal day for the fair. Large crowd.

October Thursday, 4 (277-88) 1906

Da plowing in forenoon, picking apples in afternoon. Sarah Burrows helping me sew today. Aunt Emma here in afternoon. very dull day. quite a sprinkle to hear how Mrs. Walker is after tea.

FRIDAY, 5 (278-87)

Da plowing all day. Ma went to Drayton in afternoon for Olive. Thus very bad on horses. Rather warm forenoon. But got duller after dinner came up quite a wind little rain after tea.

SATURDAY, 6 (279-86)

Sarah Burrows sewing here all day. Da choring-fixed red gate at other place straigtened up some old rubber on bank of barn. Up to Chas. Walker at night very wet all day. Raining almost all day. very clear and cold at night.

Ocotober SUNDAY, 7 (280-85) 1906

Brock and i up to English Church in morning. Jack Broike and Mr. Thompson here for while in afternoon, also Elvin and Gerald. very nice bright day, but very cool. Hard frost at night.

MONDAY, 8 (281-84)

Da plowing all day. Brock took Olive back to school. Will Walker here in evening. Quite fine day at times. Shower at noon. Heavy thunder and lightning with a very strong wind and rain in night.

TUESDAY, 9 (282-83)

Da finished in that field about nine o'clock then started in one next to bush, below it. I up to Chas. Walker in afternoon. Da drove me up to Chas. Walker after tea. Retta Hilborn and I stayed up all night. very dissagreeable day at times. quite heavy scuds of rain at times and strong cold wind.

October WEDNESDAY, 10 (283-82) 1906

Da plowing in forenoon. He and John Walker walked over to Mr. Duncans sale. Da brought a Bull calf for $60.00

A very nasty day. sofy snow very stormy and a lot of snow in all night. for first;also calves.

THURSDAY, 11 (284-81)

Da went over to MR. Duncans for bull in forenoon. Took team to get shod in afternoon. to town brought home a callie pup. The three carpenters came after dinner to finish the inside of house. very cold. with snow flurries at times. very hard frosy night.

John Walker took some apples over to ciders mill for us. 

FRIDAY, 12 (285-80)

Da wheeled some clay from big pile back at house to far side of house in forenoon. Plowing in afternoon. Three masons here putting down celler floor. Mr. Flath, mern a geo-root) Carpenters here. Ma went to Drayton in afternoon, for olive very nice afternoon, rather dull forenoon. 6.6. Dales died about ten o'clock to-night.

October SATURDAY, 13 (286-79) 1906

Da plowing all day. Mason went-away to night. Have 3 rooms cemented and plastered and a stand made for the furnace. Carpenters here. very fine bright day.

SUNDAY, 14 (287-78)

Olive and Brock + I up to E. Church in morning. Mr. J. Craig here for dinner and afternoon. Mr. Page here in afternoon. Olive and I walked up to see Mrs. Chas. Walker. She greatly improved. Knows folks now. A beautful warm day.

MONDAY, 15 (288-77)

Da plowing all day. He wat and Brock went to town at night to get ram off train. It didnt come. Brock took Olive back to school in morning. Downeys three men here today. very fine bright day. quite hot. little flies very thick.

October TUESDAY, 16 (289-76) 1906

Da plowing all day. Ma and I at town to Mr. E.E. Dales funeral. very large crowd, beautiful casket and flowers. Carpenters worked all day. Dave and Roy gone away. Old man stayed. Material just used up and Grey has gone shipped. very fine bright warm day.

WEDNESDAY, 17 (290-75)

Da finished plowing in field next to bush about four o'clock, then went to station for Dorrs for new house. Brock at Drayton in morning. Ma drove him to school and went to see Mrs. C. Walker. She very well. Knows everyone. Olive rode out to earner with Lowes and walked up home. quite fine day. strong east-wind.

Thanksgiving THURSDAY, 18 Day (291-71)

Da plowed little barley patch finihed it about three o'clock. Then went to station for Doors from Harriston. Brock took Ma to Grandma's after dinner. Went for her in evening. Mr. Downey. fitting doors. Retta Hilborn, Will and Doug. We Inyre here for while just a noon. Rather dull day. little rain in evening. strong east wind. Uncle Jim up to-day.

October FRIDAY, 19 (292-73) 1906

Da straightening up in new cellar in forenoon. Sweefing upstairs in afternoon. Mr. Downey fitting doors. Brock at town in afternoon for hardware. rained all night and all this forenoon. cleared up in afternoon, turned slightly cooler. We churched for first out of Sat night and Sun Mornings cream. had 8 1/2 lbs.

SATURDAY, 20 (293-72)

Da and Brock topped turnips in forenoon. Harrowed them out and brought in one load in afternoon. Took Mr. Downey to Drayton at night. Brock and Ma picked apples in afternoon. Very fine all day. Mr. Flath here in forenoon and chiselled of door sils. Mr. Downey hanging doors.

SUNDAY, 21 (294-71)

Ma and Brock went up to Miss Stone's in afternoon. Mr and Mrs. F. Wilson here for tea. Beautiful bright day. cool in forenoon.

October MONDAY, 22 (295-70) 1906

Da and Lawrence Stone drawing turnips all day. Brock took Olive back to school in morning. Will Walker here in evening. Hes mother not so well. Rather mistty morning. very dull all day.

TUESDAY, 23 (293-69)

Da larence and Brock finished taking up turnips to-day. Brock drove Mr. Stone home about five. I at Drayton in forenoon. Jim Mc. Greggon here for tea. very fine bright day. Will Walker called after dinner. He gone back to Elmira.

WEDNESDAY, 24 (297-68)

Da and Ma picked up potatoes out of pits and put them into new celler. Them he took a load of turnips to Ad. Flath and brought. Home a load of matierial from station, (ash doors, steps etc.) Downeys three men came along about ten, this morning dull. with a very strong, raw east wind came up a heavy rain with thunder and lightening about five o'clock rained heavily for an hour or so.

October THURSDAY, 25 (298-67) 1906

Da took grief of chop to town in forenoon. Picked apples till mafter three o'clock,, then went over to Wilmot Drurys threshing. Carpenters, hanging ash doors and putting on locks. Jack Brooks came after his heilfer which came here over a week ago. dull all day. with little mizzles of rain at times.

FRIDAY, 26 (299-66)

Da over at Wilmot's threshing for a while in forenoon. started to plow on other place, in little field behind old driving place. Carpenters hung 22 windows and we washed them. Brock down to station in morning, but no matieral there. Carpenters have warked after tea, every night, since coming back this time. very nice day. strong wind. Olive did not come home. Party at myrtle Burrows.

SATURDAY, 27 (300-65)

Brock went for Olive. Da went to station for Pantry fixtures in forenoon. Sweeping and picking up in house. Went to Drayton for hardware after tea. Carpenters hung rest of windows and we washed them. They went home. very disagreeable day. Turned cold in the night and snowed slightly.

October SUNDAY, 28 (301-64) 1906

Snow flurried at times. Strong cold wind. Da took ponies for drive in afternoon. He and Ma up to see Mrs. C. Walker after tea. She quite poorly. Still talking, but slowly.

MONDAY, 29 (302-63)

Da plowing on other place all day. Brock took Olive back to school. Carpenters here and went away to-night. Hove done all they can till celer steps come. Mrs. Tenry Heslltine called this afternoon. also Geo. Fisher and Wall. Plane to see colt. Quite cold morning, got little warmer and came on heavy fall of snow about five o'clock. Charlie Duckering buried this afternoon.

TUESDAY, 30 (303-62)

Da plowing on other place all day. Finished field behind driving house and started in little field this side of others Ma and I cleaned all floors upstairs in new house.. Snowed quite heavily till about nine o'clock then dull all day. getting colder towards dull all day, getting cattle come home off other place, night. Brought in cabbage after he done chores. cold night. and cleaned out lower part of house.

October WEDNESDAY, 31 (304-61) 1906

Da plowed till eleven o'clock, then took team and went to meet painters just Bert came. Da plowing in afternoon. Brought in carrots and beets and moved apples over into new cellars. Bert didnt work this afternoon. very fine bright day, but very cold. Ma and I swept lower part of house in forenoon. Henry Heseltine took away a load of poles from Poplar.

November ALL SAINTS DAY (QUEBEC) THURSDAY, 1 (305-60)

Da plowing all day. Ma at town in forenoon. Bill Barry here for while in afternoon. Mr. Sturtdge and Bob. Garbett brought out a load of furnace fixture them Mrs. S brought out another load. about six. Alex. McLaughlan here in forenoon. very fine bright day. Milder in afternoon, but freezing at night. Snow going off.

FRIDAY, 2 (305-59)

Da plowing all day. Mr J. Webster, here for a couple of hours, helping Harry Newton put up furnace. He went away at noon and other men at four o'clock. I went for Olive to-night. Just a beautiful bright day. quite warm.

November SATURDAY, 3 (307-58) 1906

Da plowing. Finished this little field and went back into a 14 acre field. Came up and went to town about five to get shoe set on Mallie. Bert went with him. Bill Barry at Chas. Walker threshing for us. Beautiful bright day. Quite warm.

SUNDAY, 4 (308-57)

Mr. G. Henderson and Mr. Flowlie here in afternoon. Olive and i over to Pages. Da and Ma up to see Mrs. Chas. Walker. Mr. and Mrs. L Gibb here for an hour or se in afternoon. very fine day. but raw east wind.

MONDAY, 5 (309-56)

Da plowed till eleven o'clock, then went to meet the painter. Mr. Reynolds and Billie Sweeney came up. I drove Reynolds back to 4.36 train. Minnie Walker and Miss Mellis called in afternoon. Min went to town, and Miss Mellis stayed for while. Brock took Olive back to school. very fine brught warm day. Bill Barry Uncle Richds threshing, for us at Fisher place till about three.

November TUESDAY, 6 (310-55) 1906

Da plowing all day on other place Bill Barry at Uncle Richd's threshing till noon. Then Engine gave out. Boys painting outside to-day. Ad Flath here for Putty Marter, also trucks home to-night. A very fine bright day. Frost at night.

WEDNESDAY, 7 (311-54)

Da plowing all day on other place. Ma went to town in morning, brought Grandpa and Grandma out. Boup painting outside. Uncle Wilie called and had tea about-four o'clock. Took Grandpa's home with him. Newton and Patternoon working at furnace in afternoon. very fine day. rather raw wind at night. Bill Barry fencing in forenoon at Uncle Rich'ds threshing in afternoon Bell farm.

THURSDAY, 8 (312-53)

Da plowing all day on other place. Bill Barry at Uncle Rich'd threshing till about two then fencing below barn New ton + Kyle working at furnace. Boys very fine. sleeting for time in morning, very dull rest of day.

November FRIDAY, 9 (313-52) 1906

Da plowing all day on other place. Newton and Kyle working on furnace stayed all night. Boys painting upstairs. Mr. Chas. Walker called this morn. to say his wife was dead. Died about six this morning. Da and Ma up for while this evening. Bill Barry at Page threshing all day, for us. Brock went for Olive to-night. Very nasty day. foggy and slight showers in forenoon.

SATURDAY, 10 (314-51)

Da plowing all day on other place. Brock at Drayton in afternoon. Newton and Kyle at Furnace all day. Bill Barry at pages threshing till four o'clock. Boys painting. getting colder towards night. Fine day for plowing.

=== SUNDAY, 11 (315-50)

Will Craig here in afternoon. Olive and I rode up to Chas. Walker with Da in afternoon. Da took Billy and Bert for drive when he came back. rather cold. quite a bit of snow on ground in morning but dissappeared throught all day. Will Walker called at night, asked Da to be a pall bearer.

November MONDAY, 12 (316-49) 1906

Da plowing in forenoon. All of us at Mrs. Walker funeral in afternoon. Newton and Kyle fixing at furnace in afternoon. Put in a fire. Were home at night. Da painters and Wal went to town to see if ram came. Got it Brock took Olive back to school in morning. Cold raw day. little flurries of snow at times. storming at night; with cold north wind.

TUESDAY, 13 (317-48)

Da plowing all day on other place. Aunt Emma and Mrs. Morrison here in speud afternoon. Newton and Kyle fixing furnace stayed all night. Boys filling ash wood work. quite cold day.

John Walker was sued by her Flath for Dr. Bill and Flath got judgment for full unit.

WEDNESDAY, 14 (318-47)

Da finished plowing in field on other place at noon. started back of Poplars. Bill Barry + John McLaughlan finished at furnace, except outside cold air pipe in afternoon. Boys painted outside. Ma at town in afternoon. very fine day, bright.

November THURSDAY, 15 (319-46) 1906

Da drawing up wood from bush in forenoon and helped Flath+ Root at cellar ready to cement. Plowing in afternoon. Boys painting outside. very fine day, but plowing in quite stiff. Hard freeze at night.

FRIDAY, 16 (320-45)

Da took a grist to town and got some shores set on team, in forenoon. Drew some muck, soda off other place for banking in afternoon. Brock went for Olive at night. Mr. Flath + Root cementing celler floor. Henry Heslltine cutting some wood for himself to-day. Boys painting outside. very fine day. but did not than out.

SATURDAY, 17 (321-44)

Da choring all forenoon. Drew sod of other place in afternoon. Brock drove painter to 4.36. They gone to Guelph for Sunday. Ad. Flath here for dinner. Brought snow cement from moorfield. Bill Barry at McEving threshing for me. rain and sleet in morning. dull and cold rest of day. very dark night.

November SUNDAY, 18 (322-43) 1906

Da and Ma drove to town for an hour or so this afternoon. Ma went to Grandma's. Sarah Burrows here in afternoon. Very dull all day. Quite mild in morning. little colder towards night.

MONDAY, 19 (323-42)

Da plowing all day back of Poplars. Bill Barry at McEving threshing all day. I met the noon train and got the painters. Ad. Flath and Root finished putting down celler floor. Bill stayed all night. very fine bright day. Brock took Olive back to school in morning. asselle here and took snap of house in afternoon.

TUESDAY, 20 (324-41)

Da plowing all day. Bill Barry at Isaac's Hilborns helping move old house down to new one. Nasty day, snizzling rain at times.

November WEDNESDAY, 21 (324-41) 1906

Da and Ma scrubbed out parlor, Hall, Pantry and dining-room in forenoonm Da got young cattle home and tied them up. Boys putting nail holes and draining. Bill Barry got $18.00 and went home in forenoon. Da over to see Hosheal about threshing in afternoon. very vunerable day. raining hard at times and freezing on east storm.

THURSDAY, 22 (326-39)

Da choring in forenoon, took a few bags of chop to town after dinner. Got Beef for threshing. Bill Barry at Henry Hilborn's threshing for us. stayed all night. Tom Henderson has bought E.E. Dalles buiness very nasty day. High wind, cold with snow flurries at times. Ad Flath here all day put on little doors on chimmney and plastered under kitchen stairs.

FRIDAY, 23 (327-38)

Da choring in forenoon. Plowed till Half past three. Bill Barry at Henry Hilborn's threshing till three o'clock. then machine moved here and set, but did not thresh. Brock went for Olive, had two threshers for tea. Hosheal and Mr. Walker, but none stayed over night. Boys graining and varnishing. dull all day, but not very cold. rather strong wind. fine day to plow.

November SATURDAY, 24 (328-37) 1906

Hosheal Hilborn's machine threshing here all day. Had twenty men for tea. Boys graining and varnishing up stairs. Beautiful day. bright sunshine in afternoon. Strong wind at night. Bill Barry here all day. ground frozen nice and clear.

SUNDAY, 25 (329-36)

Da and the painters went for drive with ponies to town in late afternoon. rather dull at times. little sleep at night. not cold.

MONDAY, 26 (330-35)

Finished threshing here about three o'clock, then moved to Issac Hilborns Bill Barry went hom. Da and painters went to Drayton for box of paints from Reynolds. Brock took Olive back to school in morning. Sarah Burrows here at noon. very muddy wonder fool. Rained quite hard at times all day. strong wind at night. John wind at night. John brooks bought a heifer and took her away in forenoon.

November TUESDAY, 27 (331-34) 1906

Da choring and plowing all day. Bill Barry came down for dinner and went to J. Holborn's threshing in afternoon. I at town in afternoon. Boys graining and varnsihing. mowed little about five to night. road very muddy. rather raw cold wind.

WEDNESDAY, 28 (322-33)

Da plowing and done the chores. Bill Barry at J. Hilborns threshing all day. Rather fine at times in forenoon, scuds of snow getting colder towards night. Boys rubbing the varnished wood.

THURSDAY, 29 (333-32)

Da done the chores in forenoon, and helped Bill Barry with little fine across the on barnyard. Bill at J. Hilborns threshing for an hour this morning. then fenced till noon and went home. i up to see Minnie Walker for an hour this afternoon. Maria Flath and Mrs. Ed. Burrows here in afternoon. Da drew. much sods from other place for banking house in afternoon. frozen too hard to plow. Beautiful moon light-night.

November FRIDAY, 30 (334-31) 1906

Da drone chores in forenoon, drew sods off other place in afternoon. Ma at town in afternoon. Shipped Eliza Smith 33 lbs. butter Olive came home. Boys finished painting three rooms up stairs. Cold bleak wind, misty at times dull.

December SATURDAY, 1 (335-30)

Da done chores and drew much sods till four o'clock. Then took grist of chop to town. Ma and I scrubbed out kitchen washeroom and bed noon in forenoon. very stormy and beustry at times cold wind. Boys varnishing and painting.

SUNDAY, 2 (336-29)

Brock, Olive and I up to Presby terian Church in forenoon. Da over to Burrows in evening. bright at times, but very cold searching wind.

December MONDAY, 3 (337-28) 1906

Da choring in forenoon. He and Chas. Walker cutting wood in bush in afternoon. I took Olive to school this morning. Boys putting in glass in pantry and painting in kitchen. Sarah Burrows here playing predre at night. very stormy forenoon. and very cold north wind. rather bright at times. I got a hundred of sugar. J Whyte.

TUESDAY, 4 (338-27)

Da done chores in forenoon. He and Chas. Walker cutting wood in afternoon. Da drew up with sleigh, what they cut yesterday. Boys painting outside door and cellar doors. Jack Walker here in afternoon. Got over wagger and stock rack to night. rather bright at times-mild slight sleel in evening.

WEDNESDAY, 5 (339-26)

Da done chores in forenoon and brought up two loads of wood. He and Chas. Walker sawing wood in afternoon. Mr. Reynolds came up on noon train and walked out. Ma. went to town and took him to 4.36. Uncle Jim here in forenoon for an hour or so. Emerson HOward came out for a heifer for Jack Brook this evening. Quite fine till about four, then it commenced to storm, turned to sleet. rather mild.

December THURSDAY, 6 (340-25) 1906

Da done chores in forenoon. He and Chas. Walker cutting wood in afternoon. Percy and Winnie here to speand evening also Chester and Minnie Walker. Bert and Wal Burrows went to town at night Harry Newton and Alex McLaughlan here in afternoon looking after durnace very stormy in afternoon. Quite cold.

FRIDAY, 7 (341-24)

Da done chores in forenoon, Finished drawing up wood from bush in afternoon. Brock went for Olive Jack Walker and Clark up here to speand evening, also Will Gregory and Mr. Chas. Walker to play. euchre. Downey two men here and put inside cellar steps. Went away before tea. very dine bright day. Sharp and cold rather strong wind. it went down at night. Brock had cutter out for first to-day.

CONCEPTION DAY (QUEBEC) SATURDAY, 8 (342-23)

Da done chores in forenoon, cleaned out pens and horse stable and took frist to town. Did not get in home. Brock traded a gobbler with Hosheal Hilborn. Boys painting and finished the rubbing. We washed out cupboard very stromy afternoon cold wind.

December SUNDAY, 9 (343-22) 1906

Ma went down and brought Grandpa and Grandma after dinner. Brock took them abck after tea, Olive went back also. Mr. Duncan brought. Miss Duncan over and left her. Tom Henderson, Mrs. Fowlie and Miss. Overend here for while in afternoon. very mild day. rather foggy towards night.

MONDAY, 10 (344-21)

Da done chores in forenoon. Went to town for grist of chops and got the new stove piped. Mrs. Newstead and Minnie Walker here in afternoon and went through house. Mr. Duncan called for Miss. Duncan about half past four. Bill Gass here for tea. Bert Billy hung blinds on up stairs. very nice all day. turning colder towards night.

TUESDAY, 11 (345-20)

We took down three beds, bureau, side board, tables chairs. Da and Billy carried them to other house to varnish. Took down box stove and set it up in kitchen. Varnished furniture in afternoon. Da done chores. Brock at Drayton in afternoon then he and Billy down again after tea. Ethel Hilborn and Winnie McEwing called this afternoon. Very fine bright day.

December WEDNESDAY, 12 (346-19) 1906

Da done chores in forenoon. Then Billy he Wat and Hosheal went hunting. Billy got a rabbit. Mr and Mrs. J. Hilborn here to go through house in afternoon. I went up with Percy and Winnie to see Mabel after tea. Jack Brook here for a heifer after tea. very fine day not very bright, but mild. Brock went down to Far stock show at Guelph Bert, painter went home also.

TUESDAY, 13 (347-18)

Da done up chores in forenoon, Then after dinner, moved Piano and stove over. Wat, Harry Ches, Rose, Percy and J. Walker helping. Had. our first dinner in new house to-day. Got beds set up this afternoon and cleaned stove. Jack Walker Paid our taxes for us $61.50 cents. Ma has bad cold. Charlie Walker in here about four o'clock. very mild day. misty at times. Had a busy day. Billy painted kitchen chairs and packed up.

FRIDAY, 14 (348-17)

Da loaded Billy's things on to the cutter and took him down to morning train. Done chores and put in hooks in closets. Ma and I at Drayton in afternoon. Olive came home. We ordered some furniture. Tom Henderson brought out Brocks suit, Kitchen table our dresser and wash stand and a set of mothers and springs. He here for tea. very disagreeable day. Foggy morning, turning to hold and then rained some about-six. cold raw east wind.

December SATURDAY, 15 (349-16) 1906

Da done the chores and cleaned out pens and horse stable. Ma went down to meet brock. He came on noon train. Fell in the Fair Building on Thursday and broke his little finer on left hand. Dr. Lindsay set it Da helping us carry clothes over from other house. He went to town about fine and brought up the two rugs, which came from Guelph. One was $35.00 + other $20.00. Warl Lowes brought out four chairs. windy afternoon. roads getting icy.

SUNDAY, 16 (350-15)

All at home all day. Quite fine. rather cold.

MONDAY, 17 (351-14)

Da done some of the chores, then got Jack Walker to take five hoops to Drayton for us. Our horse not shod. He went with him to get shod. Done rest of chores, took shoes off team and went with them to get shod. Earl Lowes here and took away J. Henderson old mare and colt. quite dine at times. rather stormy in afternoon. cold wind. Olive walked away, but got ride with McEvings.

December TUESDAY, 18 (352-1906)

Da done the chores, then took a grist to mill, next noon train and got Mr. Reynolds. Took another grist about five and brought home the oone he took in forenoon. Percy McEving called to say good bye. He gone to Toronto. Mr. Reynolds went back to station with him. Ma and I settling things in house. A beautiful bright day. Pretty sharp. Roads splendid.

WEDNESDAY, 19 (353-12)

Da done chores in forenoon, Took a grist to town in afternoon. Ma and I settling things in parlar. Brought picture from other house and hung some. very fine bright day. pretty sharp.

THURSDAY, 20 (354-11)

Da and Ma fixed up the old lounge in forenoon. After dinner Da done chores, varnished lounge and straightened up the paint shop. Old Mr. McLennon and Harry Lowed here to speand evening. rather mild day. not very bright. foggy at times.

FRIDAY, 21 (355-10) 1906

Da drove his chores in forenoon, Drew out some manure on to other place in afternoon. Olive came home this forenoon. Ma went Drayton this afternoon. quite fine at noon. got duller toward night and getting colder.

SATURDAY, 22 (355-9)

Da cleaning long lumber out of wood house and put it in old house, put up shelf for clock and put it up. putting up hook in wood house. Done his chores after dinner. Jack Arbuckle here chores in afternoon. Brock rode to town with him. I went to meet night train. Esic Carter came up. rather stormy, getting colder towards night.

SUNDAY, 23 (357-8)

Home all day. quite stormy but rather bright very cold wind all day.

December MONDAY, 24 (358-7) 1906

Da choring in forenoon. Drew up manure and banked round back of house in afternoon. Ersie. Olive and I at Drayton in afternoon. over at Burrows in evening quite bright, but very cold. inclined to storm.

CHRISTMAS DAY (DOMINION) TUESDAY, 25 (359-6)

Da choring. Ersie and I round to Uncle Rich'd and over to Craigs in forenoon asking for party. We three at X mas. Tree in town half at night. Sara, Myrtle Burrows and Norm Flath here in afternoon. very nice bright day. moderating towards night.

WEDNESDAY, 26 (360-5)

Da done chores and drew out manure on to other place. Uncle Willie called this forenoon. Ersie went over to Uncle Sam's with him. Ma at town in afternoon Brock and I up the twelth, asking to party. quite nice day. rather raw wind but not so cold as other days. Beautiful moonlight night.

December THURSDAY, 27 (361-4) 1906

Da drew out manure in afternoon done chores in forenoon/ John neal and Lois Philp here for dinner. Da went up to Factory for cheese at night. inclined to be stormy in morning. but cleared off and was nice day. Beautiful moonlight night. Frank Page came home from the West.

FRIDAY, 28 (362-3)

Da drone chores in forenoon. Went to town in afternoon, took Ad. Flath's plank and treasles home. Ersie camr back after dinner. Da brought Geo Bilton home with him. Party here at night. Bilton and Tom Miller played for it. Tom brought Mr. Raftfer to "call off". Here. Had a fine time. Splendid music. beautful day. quite mild. lovely night. We got the lean of Mr. Wismer's gasoline lamp for the night. He here and put it up. Splendid light.

SATURDAY, 29 (363-2)

Da dove the chores, drew a few loads of manure and took the lamp back to town again. We busy cleaning up. Feeling pretty tired. Lovely day. very mild.

December SUNDAY, 30 (361-1) 1906

Essie, Olive and I down to Presbyterian church in Drayton in morning. Sarah Burrows here in evening also Men. Rather mild forenoon, got foddy and rained quite hard at night. Old Mark sick all day. Died at night.

MONDAY, 31 (365)

Da done the chores, then took cow down to Brook to kill for us. Harry Carom came out this forenoon and stayed dinner. Brock, Essie gone home on 4.36. very nasty day. rained quite hard at times in afternoon. very foggy. turning colder towards night. Jack Brooks and Mr. Thompson out here at night to skim Mark. Winnie Hilborn gone to Toronto to night. Old Mr. Harrington buried. Got thrown out of his cutter a day or so ago and was badly broken up.

MEMORANDUM.

Harry Coram's Recital March 30, 1906

Mr. N. J. Norris singer. Lenard a Spooner comie. Mande Buschlen not there. His pupi;s- Effie Niclin, Lenna Schick, Carrie Gordon, Charlie Flath, Florence Hefkey Edna Norris, Etta Benson and my self.


December 14, 1906

Got from Tom henderson, gave him $25.00 Dresser and Wash stand for our room $20.00 Dresser, Wash + Iron bed with springs and Mattress for Brock Kitchen Table. Set of springs and Mattress. 2 Rocking chairs. 2 stright back chairs

Date CASH ACCOUNT- FEBRUARY Ree'd Paid

1906

Money to Will Walker

- $10.00

Mar. 5 -$10.00

Mar. 24 -$5.00

Date CASH ACCOUNT- MARCH Ree'd PAID

May 12 Load from Drayton not paid

May 14 I mr loads of lime from Fletcher's

May 24 - --- -- --- ------- " Moarenfield.

May 28 - Load of lime from Flecthers $10.00

June 5- Loud lime from Arthur $10.35

June 11- 40 bush at Alex McLuaghlan $9.20

June 21- " " " " " " "

July 10 33 " " " Alex McLanghlan

Aug. 18 - 3 loads lime- Alex McLaughlan

Sept. 1 - 1 " " - " "

Freight on Frames (paid)

May 7 - Go Freight --------- .56

" " " " 2.89

" 22- " "

June 26- " " ----------- .51

July 6- " " ------------.35

" 27 " " ------- 3.94

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