Margaret Rutherford Diary, 1917

Title

Margaret Rutherford Diary, 1917

Date Created

January 1, 1917

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Margaret Rutherford Diary Collection

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MEMORANDUM FROM 1916

The year 1916 is drawing to a close. Three more hours and it will be gone with all its sad and gay times and in its place little new 1917 with its pages still unturned. One can but wonder what it will bring and how it will end. The year 1915 was a year of war as has been 1916. On Dec. 15 1915 Tom left home to join

MEMORANDUM FROM 1916

the 147 Batt. The Batt spent the winter in O.S. and the summer in Niagara and Camp Borden. In June Nellie S and I spent from Saturday until Monday in Niagara. Tuesday June 6 we spent in Toronto with Kate. At the end of June I stopped my music lessons. The holidays were very quiet very little company. I spent a few days at Chatsworth in July. Janet Pringle spent a day or so here while Anne was with us. Kate took the home school in September and Jess went back to O. S. C. I. Tom was home for last leave at beginning of Oct. leaving on Oct. 3. Bert left the same day Ken two days after Dr. Fraser's presentation was on Oct 3. On Oct 4 Mother fell and broke her thigh. Everyone has been so kind to her and to us all.

MEMORANDUM FROM 1916

We have been having a succession of ministers preaching for a call or merely filling in. Mr Graeme and Mr Jones spent two weeks each in the {charger?} and were then voted on. Mr G. received a call but did not accept Mr. Telford was here two weeks but did not wish to be called. Dr. Fraser and Mr Cummings filled in. Mr. Robson next then Mr McConnel.

838754. K. R. McCay.

No. 3 Co. No 10 Platton

8th Reserve B{?} SHoreham

no 475 W. D. Armstrong

6 Field Co. Div. Eng.

C. E.F. Army Post Off.

838753 B. P. Davis.

838708 J. Reilly

May 1917 - S{illegible} church at night.

Mon 1 -- JANUARY, 1917

Election day. We had dinner at Uncle Tom's. Just we girls going and our sleigh ride after Sibbalds in the evening

Tues. 2 Mr. Hutton began work. Jess left for town in the evening. Anne & Morry taking her in.

Wed. 3 Kate back to school to-day. A January thaw setting in.

Thur. 4 Dad and I took Anne into town in the afternoon. Nice sunny day. Roads getting bare.

JANUARY, 1917

Fri. 5 A letter from Tom to-night from Military School. We spent the after noon at Mrs Alexander's where we had our cups read.

Sat. 6 The thaw is over. A very nice day. Dad in town. Aunty over the way Jessie gone out to Chatsworth.

Sun. 7 A stormy day not cold tho. Mr. Lardiner preaching for a call.

Mon. 8 Rather windy in morning afternoon softer. Went up to Miss Hogg's. Mr. H. & Dad put wood in woodshed.

Tues. 9 Hail in afternoon. Bee at church shed. Aunt M. and Miss Hogg here. A letter from Faye.

Wed. 10 Very cold and stormy. Aunt Kate over in afternoon. A letter from {Teana?}. Two from Tom.

JANUARY, 1917

Wed. 17 A cold stormy day. Dad up to Annan to committee meeting in the evening.

Thur. 18 Still stormy. Went to Mrs. Frizzel's. Letter from May {me?}. Sold a dozen eggs at forty five four lbs. butter forty

Fri. 19 Cold but very bright until evening when it began to snow. Calf sold. Aunt Minnie and Uncle {T.?} here.

[PAGE APPARENTLY MISSING}

Fri. 16 Snow quite dep. Snowing but not blowing all day. Clear at night. Letters from Tom and Aunt Minnie.

Sat. 27 Dad and I went to {illegible} Sound. Weather fairly nice in morning. Stormy in afternoon. Roads {heavy?}

Sun. 28 A beautiful mild day. Mr. Walker preaching for a call.

January, 1917

Mon. 29 A thaw setting in.

April, 1917

Thurs. 5 A very wet day. Ladies meeting at Mrs. G. W. Camerons Kate & Jess home for holidays.

Fri. 6 A very stormy day but not cold.

Sat. 7 Roads bad. Went to Aunt Minnie's and to Leith. Aunt Kate over.

Sun. 8 Easter Sunday. A bright cold day. W. McDonald called here. Daffodils in church.

Mon. 9 Mrs. Sibbald here in afternoon. Mr. S. at night. Mr. McInnis & Mr. Wilson here. Sold Frank. Cold day.

Tues. 10 Spent the day down at Sibbald's.

APRIL, 1917

Wed. 11 Went to town with Dad. Spent afternoon with Frances.

Thur. 12 Snow storm in evening. Nell here in afternoon & to spend night. Went to choir practice at Uncle T's.

Fri. 13 A nice day.

Sat. 14 Went to town in morning with Uncle Tom Got a new suit.

Sun. 15 Communion Sunday. Jess went back to town with Uncle Tom on way to Sullivan. Mr. Abram of Toronto took service.

Mon. 15 Grandma died.

APRIL, 1917

Tues. 17 Dad went to town.

Wed. 18 Had pancakes in {illegible} of the day. A fine spring day.

Thur. 19 Dad went out to Grandma's funeral taking Dr. Fraser with him.

Fri. 20 A very warm day. Thunder storm at night. Ice went out of bay.

Sat. 21 Colder. Aunt Grace and Henry here. Kate & Dad in town Ada over for afternoon.

Sun. 22 Henry Kate & I went back to the bush for flowers.

APRIL, 1917

Mon. 21 A lovely day. Letter from Tom. Pancakes. Kate & I went to {Buzzas?} & Mr. Kenn's in the evening.

Tues. 21 A cool wind blowing. Mrs. Veitch and Aunt Minnie here. Letter from Tom telling that he had gone to France.

Wed. 25 A windy day. Spent the afternoon at McKays. Cable from Tom.

Thur. 26 A wet morning Kate & I went to prayermeeting.

Fri. 27 Windy & rather cold. Henry & I went to Annan. Jess came home. Two letters from Tom from France.

Sat. 28 Aunt Grace & Henry went to Uncle Tom's. Wood all piled.

APRIL, 1917

Sun. 29 Warmer. Mr. & Mrs. Jones & Bessie up after church. {Morry?} took Jess back to school.

Mon. 30 Aunt Grace & Aunt Minnie over in morning. New harrow came. Wilson over. Dad took Aunt {G?} & H. to town.

Tues. 1-MAY Ground white in morning a cold bleak wind blowing.

Wed. 2 Cold and quite windy.

Thur. 3 Had a bad cold but went to the meeting at Mrs. McKay's. Cold.

Fri. 45 Warmer. Washed.

Sat. 5 Jess walked home from school in morning. Aunt Grace, H., Aunt Minnie C., & C. Aunt Nell & Anne came in Mr. Finlay's car. Aunt Nell going back again.

Sun. 6 A nice day. First day of Sunday School. All went to church but Colin Henry & I.

Mon. 7. Aunt Grace & Henry here for Supper. Went to the lake at night.

Tues. 8 Aunt Grace left on early train. Six letters from Tom.

Wed. 9 Fine and warm. Went to meeting in school to organize Red Cross Society.

Thur. 10 Sent off {boas?} to Tom Chisholm and our Tom. Went to prayer meeting. Nice bright day.

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