Mary Agnes "Aggie" Cooper Diary and Transcription, 1901

Title

Mary Agnes "Aggie" Cooper Diary and Transcription, 1901

Creator

Mary Agnes "Aggie" Cooper

Source

Courtesy of Archival and Special Collections, University of Guelph

Language

English

Coverage

20th Century, York County, Vaughan Township, Ontario

Date Created

1901

Is Part Of

Mary Agnes "Aggie" Cooper Diary Collection

Medium

Scanned Manuscript and typed Transcription

Transcription

November 1900

Thurs Nov 1st: Fine day. We were at home

Fri Nov 2nd: Fine day quiet warm. Aunt Mattie and I at Pa’s in the evening. Aunt Nellie up at Mary’s.

Sat Nov 3rd: Fine day and warm. Aunt Mattie and I walked out to Lydia Deans, Mrs Froyer and Lynda here for tea.

Sun Nov 4: Fine day. Uncle and Auntie at morning Ch. I went to Fisherville, Aunt M. and I also Annie and Lizzie went to Thornhill Methodist.

Mon Nov 5: Day of Reception for 1st {Coulingent?} Auntie called on Mrs James. A dreadful wind storm.

Tues Nov 6: Fine day but dull. Auntie Nellie at W.A. Meeting; We light our coal stoves.

Wed Nov 7: Rained in the morning, “Election Day” I was at Mary’s in the afternoon. Prayer meeting.

Thurs Nov 8: Rained all day. At W.A Meeting. At Mrs. {Drury?}

Fri Nov 9: Very cold and windy. Auntie went to Toronto.

Sat Nov 10: Very cold frozen so could not plough in morning. Aunt Mattie came home from Toronto.

Sun Nov 11: Fine day a little warmer. Uncle at pa’s for dinner. T.Farr here for tea; went to evening Ch.

Mon Nov 12: Still colder, Aunt Nellie came home.

Tues Nov 13: Heavy snow about four inches. We brought our brought up cattle. Cooking stone in. Very cold a few cutters out.

Wed Nov 14: Uncle up at Maple, very cold, Mr. Berrnett called. I did not go to Prayer Meeting.

Thur Nov 15: Fine day but cold. Uncle and I went up to Willis in the morning.

Fri Nov. 16. Fine day about two above zero in the morning. Uncle brought Mary down in the sleigh. I went for a ride the sleigh went fine.

Sat Nov.17. Frank Teasdale came for walnuts; Lizzie Cooper also. Tom Farr here all night, raining.

Sun Nov.18. Rained heavily in afternoon and evening. We went to Pa’s to spend the day. Had duck.

Mon. Nov.19. Rained heavily all day; Uncle went to Toronto with Tom, snow all gone. Made fruit cakes.

Tue. Nov.20.Rained a little, much warmer. Uncle and Nick went to Vaughan Plowing Match.

Wed. Nov. 21. Rained a little, very high wind. Tom Farr brought out a piece of {Venion?}

Thurs. Nov. 22. Dull day, moderately warm. Uncle and Mick (B.Oslir married) went to Unionville Plowing Match.

Fri Nov 23. Fine but cold. Aunt Mattie and I went out to call at {Dalzirls?}

Sat Nov 24. Fine until evening, started snowing, Uncle and Aunt Mattie went to John Cooks.

Sun Nov 25. Snowing in the morning then cleared up {quiet?} from the afternoon. Aunt Nellie at John Cooks for dinner and tea, Uncle and she at morning church. Uncle at T.Farrs for tea. I went to Fisherville in the afternoon.

Tue Dec 18.. Fine and mild but a little foggy- Aunt Mattie and Nellie walked out to call at Mr Fred Gallanonghs, in afternoon rained in evening.

Wed Dec 19.. Beautiful mild day, Aunt Mattie and I went to Toronto, stayed with Alice all night.

Thurs Dec 20= Fine day still mild, we were shopping all day and came home on the 5.40 car.

Fri Dec 21.. Pa’s took the fowls to Toronto got ten cents, Aunt Mattie, Lizzie, and I went to decorate.

Sat Dec 22.. Fine day, little George Morse came, Annie and Lizzie here for tea,

Sun Dec 23= Rained heavily in morning, then cleared a little muddy, Uncle, Aunt Nellie and george at Church. We all went to {Willis *illegable*?}

Mon Dec 24” Fine day turning colder, Uncle, Aunt Mattie and I went out to decorate at the church.

Tues Dec 25= “Christmas Day,” We all went to Pa’s for to spend the day, We went down to Mr. Leasedales to skate in the evening.

Wed Dec 26- Fine day, we were at home all day.

Thurs Dec 27- Fine day: auntie went up to Mr Keys for tea, Uncle out at supper at {The Lody?}

Fri Dec 28- Fine day, Ucle took a load of wood to the Church, the firls and I went up to Mr Keys to {sleate?}

Sat Dec 29- Uncle and I went to Richmond Hill in morning, the girls here for awhile in the afternoon, then we went sleating in the evening.

Sun Dec 30th_ Uncle, Aunt Mattie and George went to church in the morning. It snowed a little in the afternoon. Uncle, Aunt Mattie and I went to evening Church.

Mon Dec 31st_ Fine, in morning, came snow flurries in the afternoon. Old Mr {Bezzyl} came! Uncle went to Dr Nellies funeral, Auntie went to Felicia Cooks, then Uncle called for tea.

End of Year 1900

New Year 1901

Tues Jan 1_ Fine day. Pa’s family also, Tom and Sarah Farr here to spend the day.

Wed Jan 2” Fine but decidedly colder, George went home, I went to Prayer Meeting.

Thur Jan 3” Fine day. The girls and I went skating down to Mr Leasedales.

Fri Jan 4” Uncle in Toronto, Aunt Mattie and I went down to Mr Leasedales in the evening. I was at Mr Watsons in {morning?}

Sat Jan 5” Fine day. Mild, Dick & Mary Watson also Alongo here for tea.

Sun Jan 6”_ Fine day, Uncle, Aunt Mattie and I went to morning Church, I went to Fisherville. In the evening Uncle and Aunt Nellie went to the evening Church. M and Elsie Loyer here in the eveing, came squawl of snow at night.

Mon Jan 7” Fine day, we were at home all day, Uncle at Mr. Farrells in the evening, Lily and Maggie Snider called in the afternoon.

Tues Jan 8” The old man went home;; rained at night and took all the snow off.

Wed Jan 9” Roads good; Uncle went to Toronto, Mr and Mrs Gibson and Mrs Baker also John and Felicia Cook here for tea:

Thurs Jan 10= Snowed a little then sleeted and froze last night. Pa’s could not thrash, Uncle took us out to W.A. Meeting at Miss Farrs, then came for us in the evening. Some cutters out on Yonge Street, but no sleighing here.

Fri Jan 11th: Fine morning then commenced to snow in the afternoon. They thrashed all day.

Sat Jan 12.. Plenty of snow though not packed very good yet. Finished thrashing at Pa's then moved the machine over here. Uncle went out to Thornhill in the evening.

Sun Jan 13..- Beautiful day, quiet mild Aunt Nellie and Uncle went to church; I went to Fisherville. Uncle and Tom {Farr?} out for a drive. Then Uncle, Aunt Mattie and I went out in evening.

Mon Jan 14. We are thrashing, a little stormy in afternoon.

Tue Jan 15:- Raining a little, Aunt Mattie went to Toronto in the afternoon, I went out to Thornhill Mick had the team hauling wood, Aunt Nellie and I went up to Willies in evening.

Wed Jan 16.. Fine day very slushy and mild. Then at night it turned very cold and windy.

Thur Jan 17. Fine day but cold, we were at home all day,

Fri Jan 18. Mr and Mrs. Farrell came in afternoon. We sold three pan chickens {at Soct?}, We went to Mr Welsh's for tea, very cold.

Sat Jan 19. It is extremely cold, about fourteen below zero in the city, about 10 below zero here in the evening when Uncle took the girls and I to the Rink,

Sun Jan 20.. Fine and quiet mild, I went to Church in the afternoon, Willie, Mary, and the baby, here for tea; also John Cook and Mr Gardiner,

Mon Jan 21.. Dull and very mild, the sleighning nearly gone. Uncle took Aunt Nellie and I to call on Mrs Nellie in the afternoon.

Tue Jan 22 = Beautiful day a little colder,I called at Mary {Watson's?} in the afternoon, Queen died 7. pm

Wed Jan 23.. Fine day, mild, Mr Frances buried, I went to Prayer meeting in the evening,

Thur Jan 24.. Rained in the afternoon, we were at home.

Fri Jan 25.. Colder, came a little snow last night which made the sleighing a little better; Annie called in the morning. Up at Mary's for tea, she had the girls up for tea. Uncle and Aunt Nellie over at Pa's in the evening.

Sat Jan 26 = Beautiful day, I went over to see Lucy {Bows?} she is very sick, home in the evening.

Sun Jan 27.. Fine with exception of a little light snow, Uncle and Auntie at Church, I went to Fisherville, and we all went in the evening "Memorial Service for the Queen"

Mon Jan 28 = Came quiet a fall of snow, Mr and Mrs Farrell here for tea.

Tue Jan 29.. _ A little colder, Uncle and I went to Thornhill in the afternoon, Mrs Alf. Keller called.

Wed Jan 30.._ Fine in the morning, then came a snow flurry in the afternoon. Uncle shot four pigeons, I called in at Pa's in the afternoon.

Thur Jan 31.. Fine day, We drove up to Willie's in the afternoon.

Fri Feb. 1st _ Beautiful day. We went up for Mary in the morning, a little colder,

Sat Feb. 2nd _ Fine day. I went to Mr {Teadales?} for tea, Uncle and Tom Farr drove to Toronto in the evening.

Sun Feb. 3.. High East wind. We went to Church in the morning; I went up to Willie for tea. It commenced to storm, Uncle came for me. Dr Millman spoke in the evening {illegible}.

Mon Feb. 4.. Very stormy all day. Thomas Poole here.

Tue, Feb. 5.. Fine day. good sleighing. Aunt Nellie at W. A. Meeting at Mrs Cherrys.

Wed Feb. 6.._ Fine day. moderately cold. Tom Farr here for dinner, Uncle and I went to the Band Carnival.

Thur Feb. 7.. Fine day. Aunt Nellie went to W. A. Meeting at Mrs Gibsons. Uncle and I went out for her in the evening.

Fri Feb. 8.. Fine day. Tom Farr and Uncle went to Woodbridge in the afternoon. Sarah also Annie Cooper here for tea.

Sat Feb. 9.. Very stormy and cold all day. Storm abataed about five O'clock then Uncle made {lunch?} down the lane. Willie here in the afternoon.

Sun, Feb. 10th:__ Roads pretty snowy, Uncle and Auntie went to church in the morning, Uncle and I went in the evening, it is snowing a little.

Mon. Feb. 11th._ Fine day, we were at home with the exception of me. I was up at Mary's. Mr. Bowes had a stroke.

Tue Feb. 12._ Very stormy. roads very bad in some places. Uncle went out to meet Aunt Mattie.

Wed Feb. 13. Very cold and windy, blowing all day.

Thur Feb. 14..=: Very cold, We went out to the Social at the Gibsons, the road not very good in places. quiet a crowd, took in about 30, {illegible}

Fri Feb 15.. Fine day. Lizzie came over and stayed all night.

Sat Feb. 16.. Fine day. quiet mild, Annie came over for tea. Uncle took us all to the Skating Rink.

Sun Feb. 17.. Fine day, Uncle and I went to Fisherville. Then ({above line of text, in smaller writing} Mr Bowes died) Uncle took the sleigh and took the girls, Aunt Mattie and I to Church in evening.

Mon Feb. 18.. Fine day. very mild. Willie, and Thomas here helping to cut feed,; Lizzie here. as the rest went out to Toronto, Aunt Mattie and I went out to help clean up the Church after decorations.

Tue Feb. 19.._: Fine morning then very stormy in the afternoon. Mr Bowes was buried.

Wed Feb. 20.._ Fine day, a little colder, I went to Prayer Meeting

Thur Feb 21.. Snowed in the afternoon, I walked out to call at Lydia {Hems?} and Forbes.

Fri Feb. 22.. Fine day. Uncle brought out Mrs Gibson {for day?}.

Sat Feb. 23..Beautiful day, colder, we spent day at Pa's had, Turkey and Plum Pudding.

Sun Feb. 24.. Fine day, Uncle and Aunt Nellie at Church I went to Fisherville in afternoon Aunt Mattie called at Mary's and Farry Gordans. Aunt Mattie Uncle and I went to evening Church.

Mon Feb. 25.. Fine day. with exception of a {sqawl?} of snow.

Tue Feb. 26.. We {(above line of text, in smaller writing) Uncle and Aunt Nellie at {illegible} had Mr Welshs also Tom and Sara for tea.

Wed Feb 27.. I called at Mr Heys and Mr Teasdales. Uncle took Aunt Mattie and I out to The Carnival.

Thur Feb 28.. Fine day. We were at home all day.

Fri Feb 29 Mar 1st {above 'Feb 29'}.. Fine day untill evening it was a little damp. We had the young people to spend the evening.

Sat Mar 2.. Fine a little cold, Mary and Marjorie {illegible} from last night, I went with the S.S. for the drive then a had a tea in the hall.

Sun Mar 3.. Cold East wind, Aunt Mattie and Uncle at Church then at Mr Farrs for dinner. rained a little in the evening.

Mon Mar 4.. Fine day. but very mild, taking the sleighing. Pa's family also Mr and Mrs Heys here for tea

Tue Mar 5.. Fine day, much colder and very windy, Aunt Nellie at the W.A. Meeting at Mrs {Iroyers?}. Uncle took Aunt M. and I to see Aunt Nancy. Tom Farr called in the evening.

Wed Mar. 6th.. Fine day, but very cold untill night it turned a little milder. Willie called in the afternoon Uncle and I went down in sleigh load to Mr Bermeth. about thirty went; roads very bad.

Thur Mar 7. Fine day much milder.; Uncle and Aunt Mattie went down to Mr Pearsons to a Presentation

Fri Mar 8th.. Damp day, then commenced to snow in the evening. Aunt Mattie at Pa's for a while.

Sat Mar 9.. We had a very heavy fall of snow but very wet and damp. Uncle took Aunt Mattie and I out to Thornhill, I went to John Books for tea, then Uncle came for me in the evening.

Sun Mar 10"._ We went to morning Church, it rained and froze all afternoon, sleeting the trees up.

Mon Mar 11th..= Raining a little in the morning. Ice all thawed off. Cars late we went down to Toronto in the 12 O'clock car. Then went to Alices for the night

Tue Mar 12.. Fine and a little colder, We called at Aunt Lizzies then home in the 5:40 Car.

Wed Mar 13.._ Verry stormy day, all day, terrific east wind. We are quilting our quilt, Thomas seen {Robine?}

Thur Mar 14.. Mild and Snowing, wery wet. We went to Mr Heffers {(above line of text, in smaller writing) had to make road through field} and Mr Welshs collecting Missionary Money.

Fri Mar 15.. Rather Stormy at times, I went up to Mary's for a while, Uncle and Aunt Mattie out collecting

Sat Mar 16..= Beautiful day. Uncle brought Marjorie down in the morning, Mary & Willie here tea

Sun Mar 17.._ Fine day, quiet mild, I went to Fisherville. Uncle, Aunt Mattie & I at evening Church.

Mon Mar 18.. Very mild roads very sloppy. Aunt Mattie called ({above line of text, in smaller writing} T. Farr here in the evening) at Mrs Bowes; Mr and Mrs Gibson called

Tue Mar 19.._ {FVerry?} stormy, Snowing and blowing all day,Uncle at Mr {Shuters?} funeral, We went out to John Cooks to spend the evening, gateways drifted, Cars stopped

Wed Mar 20 = Mild and raining. Uncle and Aunt Nellie at Lenten Service. had to dig out gateways.

Thir Mar 21.._ Fine day. We were at home all day.

Fri Mar 22.. Fine day a little colder. Uncle brought Felicia and the children out; Aunt Nellie and I went out for a drive in the evening.

Sat Mar 23.. Fine day. Uncle took wood out for the Church. he and Tom Farr went for a drive in the afternoon. My cold is much worse. John {Hilne?} here for tea. Roads sloppy.

Sun Mar 24 = Sleighing nearly all gone some Buggies out; Uncle & Aunt Nellie at Church. Our field and roads very watery.

Mon Mar 25 = Dull day. Tom, Sara and the children out for tea. Snow going fast, then died and lightened at night; rained heavily.

{most likely continued from Monday Mar. 25th entry} Mr Pearson called and had tea.

Tue Mar 26.. Fine day. The water going out the ditches our field very watery but water getting away. Uncle at Mr Woods funeral, Ma and girls went to Toronto, lots of blackbirds & Robins.

Wed Mar 27.= Colder, our field bad but the roads are imporving; Uncle broke a roads thro the lane. Aunt Mattie and Uncle went to Lenten Service. I wrote to Minnie Appelbe, Willie brought Marjorie.

Thur Mar 28.. Freezing, quiet clean, Willie here for a while in the afternoon.

Fri. Mar. 29.._ Fine day, cold; Mary came home from Toronto, we had tea here, then took Marjorie home.

Sat Mar 30th.. Beatiful day, much warmer, {illegible} road very dry up the centre; I walked to the Store; our lane deep with Snow, but not bad walking;- down; Aunt Nellie has a bad cold.

Sun Mar 31st.._ Fine but a raw wind, Uncle Aunt Mattie and I at Church in the morning, Uncle and Aunt Mattie went again at night, I did not go as my cold is not well yet.

Mon Apr. 1.. "April Fool Day". Fine but cold, Uncle Aunt Mattie and I went down to Mr Farrells for tea, our road quiet dry, cleaned the mans room.

Tue Apr 2.. Fine untill evening it commenced to rain, Uncle down at Station to see Mr Pearson off to N.W. {town?}

Wed Apr 3.. Raining a little all day, makes the yard very wet worse than ever.

Thur Apr 4.. Fine day, rather cold; roads sloppy, Uncle and Aunt Mattie went out to Thornhill. Aunt M. at W.A; meeting at Mrs Gibsons; {Mick hid?}

Good Friday Fri Apr 5.. Fine and a little warmer. Pa's and family, also Willie and Mary here to spend the day, Pa is poorly, my cough is not much better.

Sat Apr 6.._ Fine and colder; we were all over at Pa's to spend the day, they had their last turkey.

Sun Apr 7.. Fine day, Aunt Mattie spent the day with the girls, as Ma is away at her Mothers Uncle and Aunt Nellie at morning Church. The roads are drying up, quiet a lot of snow and ice in our lane yet.

Mon Apr 8.. Easter Monday..Fine day, Annie Mason and Lizzie here for tea,

Tue Apr 9.. Fine and a little warmer; my cold getting better ({in smaller text, between this and next line of writing} Two of our turkeys layed.)

Wed Apr 10.. Fine roads nice and dry again, Mr Bennett here for dinner; We took our stove out in the afternoon; Uncle and Aunt Mattie went for a drive in the evening; I went to Prayer Meeting

Thur Apr 11.. Much warmer; Mary brought Marjorie down in ({in smaller text, between this and next line of writing} cleaned the chamber) the Carriage; then Uncle took us to Miss Allans

Fri Apr 12.._ Fine day still warmer. Uncle took some Roots out of the cellar. We got Maple Syrup, a few frogs croaking. a great many are Seeding. Pa's Starting, did some gardening

Sat Apr.13= Fine day, Annie Teasedale here for tea. Uncle and Aunt Mattie at Thornhill in eve.

Sun Apr.14,, Fine but a little dull. I wore my spring hat to morning Church but not in the afternoon, roads very dusty, Uncle and Aunt Nellie at Willies in the evening. All turkeys laying.

Mon Apr.15,, Fine day, warm. We cleaned our cellar, Mick started work. T. Farr here in the evening. Mr. Gibson called in the afternoon, Aunt Mattie and I at Pa's in the evening. F. Farrs have a daughter.

Tue Apr.16,, Fine the warmest day yet. We cleaned Uncles room and spare room, Uncle {abbr. for brought?}." Marysue down, then Mary came for tea, Aunt Mattie walked to Thornhill for Onions, started seeding.


Wed Apr. 17,, Fine day, finished cleaning upstairs. Sensus man called, I went to Prayer Meeting .

Thurs Apr. 18,, Raining a little all day, Uncle went to town in afternoon. We cleaned Parlor and spare bedroom. Aunt Mattie walked down to ask for Mrs Baldwin, Uncle brought a horse home, cleaned parlor and spare room.


Fri Apr.19,, Fine but cold. We finished cleaning kitchen, all done with the exception of dining room (1.6)

Sat Apr.20.. Snowing all day. We were at home all day, very wet, heavy rain last night.

Sun Apr 21,, (26.) Raining a little all afternoon: Willie here for awhile, did not go to Church, very sloppy.

1901


Mon Apr.22= Snow nearly all gone again; Rained heavily thru, the night; We did a small wash. uncle & Aunt M went to Mr Farnells they are branding Cattle, Cannot seed for awhile.

Tues Apr. 23,, Rained last night, dull all day. Aunt Mattie and I at Pa's for a while in the afternoon.

Wed Apr.24: Raining a little all day, cleared about four and turned very warm. i went to Prayer Meeting.

Thurs. Apr.25,, Fine day, very warm. I walked out to Thornhill, to call at Felicia's, Uncle and Aunt Mattie drove up to Richmond Hil.


Fri Apr.26,, Fine, and quite mild. Marjorie here as Mary is in Toronto. Mr and Mrs {McMonty?} and Susie Gallanongh here for tea.


Sat Apr. 27,, Fine and warm. I took off heavy flannel. Annie and Lizzie here for tea.


Sun Apr.28,, Fine and very warm. Uncle, Aunt Mattie, and I went to Church, I went to Fisherville. Aunt M and I to Thornhill Me, at night. I went to pa's, Uncle and Tom out for drive.

Mon Apr 29,, Still warm, we washed blankets, started to make soup. Aunt Nellie went down to Tom Brows for duck eggs, Mrs Leasdale and Annie here for awhile in the evening.


Tues Apr.30. Dull day, rained heavily in evening. Annie and I at Mary Watsons and went to the station to see the folks off to Alberta.

Wed May 1st,, Dull day, fine in the evening, I went to Prayer Meeting.

Thurs May 2nd,, Dull all day, rained heavily early this morning, Nellie went to Toronto, Aunt Mattie and I went to see Mrs Baldwin in the evening, we have a Jersey Calf, turning cold.

Fri May 3,, Very cool, fine day, Aunt Mattie and I went to Mary's and {Brov?}; Marjorie down.


Sat May 4,, Beautiful day, Aunt Nellie came home in the evening; she is poorly.

Sun May 5,, Fine day, pretty warm. Uncle and Aunt Mattie at morning Church, I went to Fisherville in the afternoon, Pa's here in eve.

Mon May 6,, Fine day, very warm, we were at home all day; Mr and Mrs Gibson called.

Tues May 7,, Beautiful day, very warm, I started to feed the little pig: I went to Mr Teasdale in the afternoon.

Wed May 8;; Fine day, Aunt Mattie went down to Toronto to attend W.A. Meeting, Annie called in the morning, Mary and Marjorie here did not go to Prayer Meeting as it was thundering:

Thurs M. 9,, A little cooler; dull and sprinkling rain in the afternoon; Uncle went to a raising at Mr Gordons.

Fri May 10,, Dull and cool, Mr McElroy and John called, Aunt Mattie and Alice came on 8:00 car.

Sat May 11;; Dull day, we were at home; trees coming out; cherry and plum blossom out:

Sun May 12;; Came a dreadful rain in morning. Uncle; Aunt M. and Alice at Church, Willie; Mary & Marjorie came just got here before a heavy thunder storm & hail.

Mon May 13;; Dull and cold, Uncle cut lawn. We went over to Pa's in the evening.

Tues May 14,, Fine day, we went to the bush to gather May flowers. Uncle, Pa and Willie took the fat cattle down. The Mises Wilcox called, Uncle, Aunt M and Alice went to see Mrs Baldwin, I went for a drive in the evening.

Wed May 15.. Fine day, quiet, a frost last night but warmer today. Uncle, Alice & I went for a drive, to Pine View, Rochmond-Hill, Headford {rc?} Mr & Mrs Gibson called in evening, I was at Prayer Meeting.

Thurs May 16,, Fine day, a little warmer, T. Farr and Uncle went for a little drove then to lanes {?}

Fri May 17,, Rained a little all day. Uncle, Aunt M. and N. and I went to Pa's then L. & I went to Mr Leasedales for {drill *illegible*} Gordon died this morning.

Sat May 18. Fine but rather cool. Uncle, Aunt Mattie and I went up to Gordons in the evening.

Sun May 19,, Cold and showery all day. Uncle, Aunt Mattie and I went to Mr Rivers to spend the day, Aunt Nellie went to the funeral.

Mon May 20" Rained a little in the morning. Uncle at the shop & brought Mary and Marjorie

Tues May 21" Fine and cool, we washed.

Wed May 22" Rained nearly all day. We took the coal stove out and cleaned dining room. I went to Prayer Meeting.

Thurs May 23" Fine & very warm. We took butter to Thornhill, put Toronto Plants in and burnt grubs out of trees, rained at night.

Fri May 24" Empire Day Rained all day, We were at home until evening. I went over to Pa's for awhile.

Sat May 25" Fine day, Annie and Lizzie here for tea.

Sun May 26" Rained a little, very dull all day. Uncle and Auntiies went to Church, Aunt-Mattie and I at Pa's in the evening, we have 33 turkeys.

Mon may 27" Fine and warmer, Uncle and Aunt Nellie at Mr Whites they were laying the foundation. Aunt M. went to Toronto. We went to a lecture at Fisherville, I went with the girls.

Tues May 28" Fine until evening it commenced to rain. Willie and Mercie called in evening. I went over to a meeting at the church.

Wed May 29;; Rained heavily in the morning, I went to Toronto to meet Auntie. Mr W.J.Clark buried.

Thurs May 30;; Dull day, rained heavily in the evening, Uncle and Aunt Nellie at Richmond Hil.

Fri May 31,, Raining still, we were at home all day.

Sat June 1st __ Dull and rained very heavily all morning; cleared a little in the afternoon. Aunt Nellie went to Mary's for tea, John Cook here for tea, Aunt M, and I went to see Mrs Baldwin.

Sun June 2,, Started to rain at noon, Aunt Mattie and Uncle at Church, she & I at Pa's in evening.

Mon June 3,, Fine day and warmer. We went to the Raising at Mr Whites, I stayed for evening.

Tues June 4" Fine day much warmer, Aunties at W.A. Meeting at Mrs Langstaffs. Uncle at Mr Jacksons laying foundation.

Wed June 5,, Fine day, Aunt Mattie and Nellie went to Toronto on the afternoon car. I went to Prayer meeting.

Thurs June 6" Rained a little in the morning, Uncle {brought?} Miss Mair and Nan Cook out; Mary & Marjorie here

Fri June 7,, Fine day, we were at home all day.

Sat June 8" Fine day, turning quite cold. Uncle and Aunt Mattie out the latter calling on people about the picnic, Lizzie here for tea, and in evening. She, Aunt Mattie, and I called at Mr Whites and Keffers.

Sun June 9" Fine day did not rain. Uncle, Aunt Mattie and I at Church, I went to Fisherville. Tom and Sarah Farr also Willie and Mary here!

Mon June 10" Fine day a little warmer, we were at home. Marjorie here. Miss Duncans called in eve.

Tues June 11" Beautiful day, warmer. Aunt Mattie and Annie left for the Pan America, Aunt Nellie at W.A. Meeting at Fisherville.

Wed June 12" Fine and warm. Mrs Baldwin here. Mr Sloan, Mrs Wright and Wilfred Reive here for tea. I went to Prayer Meeting.

Thurs June 13" Fine, very warm. I went up to Mary's for tea.

Fri June 14" Extremely warm, hottest day this season. Louie, Mr {Murtry?} came in the morning. Uncle at Mr Jacksons raising, rained.

Sat June 15" Fine and cooler, Uncle took Louie out to Thornhill, Aunt Mattie and Annie returned.

Sun June 16" Fine all day and cool. Aunt Mattie and Uncle went out to Mr R. Johnstons. I went to Fisherville. Aunt Nellie and I walked to Church in eve.

Mon June 17" Fine day, Uncle brought Marjorie; I went to Thornhill in the afternoon. Uncle went to the Circuses.

Sun June 18" Fine day until evening a little shower. Uncle {Brot?}; Maggie Brooks.

Wed June 19" Fine day and warm. Uncle took maggie out to the car. I went to Prayer Meeting.

Thurs June 20" Rained all morning, cleared about two O'clock. Aunt M and Uncle went out to help {Fix} for the picnic, fine evening.

Fri June 21st- Fine day. T.Farr here for dinner, Aunt Nellie down at mrs Farrells for dinner.

Sat June 22- Fine morning very hot, Aunt Mattie and I at Mr Leasedales it came a terrific thunder storm in the evening.

Sun June 23" Fine day and cool. Uncle, Aunt mattie and I at morning church, I went to Mr Farrs for dinner and they came in afternoon. Aunt Nellie walked out to evening Church.

Mon June 24" Fine day, warm. Mable reaman here for tea; Uncle & Aunt M at Masons supper.

Tues June 25" Fine but extremely warm. We girls all up at Elsie Leasedales for tea, hottest day this summer so far.

Wed June 26" Very warm day. Mr St.John came, Mrs Franers, Miss Lindsay, and the Mises Lane drove him out. 1 green peas. I went over to Prayer Meeting, but there was none.

Thurs June 27" Extremely warm, 94 {degrees} the hottest day on record since (Aug 74)-- Aunties Jennie and Lizzie came out in morning, the girls here in evening.

Fri June 28" Fine and slightly cooler. Uncle at Mr Laines raising. Aunties went home in evening.

Sat June 29" Fine and a little cooler, We went to the combined S.S Picnic at Mr Farrells flats.

Sun June 30 Fine day, a little warmer. Mr & Mrs Reive also Mr Johnson and little boy here

Mon July 1st Dominion Day- Extremely warm again. Willie took Mary, the girls, and I up to Maple Picnic, a great crowd there- men hauling manure.

Tue July 2" Continuing warm. The girls over for peas in the evening came a little thunder storm. Pa's started laying.

Wed July 3- A little cooler. I went to Ice Cream Social at Fisherville, beautiful evening. men hauling manure all week, Aunties at Mr Charltons in eve.

Thurs July 4" Fine until afternoon, a little thunderstorm. Aunties went to W.W. Meeting at John Cooks.

Fri July 5= Fine, and cool. Mary and Marjorie here.

Sat July 6" Had a heavy rain last evening. We went up to Picnic at Bond Lake lovely day. The new buggy came home.

Sun July 7- A few light showers. Uncle and Aunt Nellie at morning church. I went to Fisherville. Aunties and I walked out to Church in evening. Uncle at Isaac Whites funeral & at Mr Farrs for tea.

Mon July 8" Dull day, very cool. Mrs Farrell & Andrew also Mrs Leasedale & Annie here for tea. {Night off at home at W. Lanes?}

Tues July 9- Fine day and cool. Aunt Mattie and I at Mary's in the evening.

Wed July 10" Fine and warm. Mary and Marjorie here all day. i went to Prayer Meeting. Mr Wilkinson {illegible}

Thurs July 11" Fine day. Moderately warm. Aunt nellie went down to Tornoto on afternoon car. Aunt M and I called at Mrs Lroyers. Lizzie here for tea.

Fri July 12,, Fine day, and cool. Aunt Nellie came home in the evening. Uncle and I went for a drive.

Sat July 13- Mrs. Golland had a daughter on July 12. {Author writing between lines} Cut a little hay. A little warmer, we went to Pa's bush in eve.

Sun July 14" Very, Very warm. Uncle and Aunt mattie at Church, Willie and Mary also T.Farr here. I went to Fisherville.

Mon July 15= Fine but extremely warm all day. mand & Elsie {Troyer brot?} the cherries up in evening.

Tues July 16,, Still very warm, came heavy thunder storm. We picked some cherries in the evening .

Wed July 17,, Fine day, extremely warm. Sara & Ida White also Annie here for tea.

Thurs July 18,, Fine & very warm. Uncle & Aunt Nellie out for a little drove. I was at Mary's in evening.

Fri July 19- Very warm, Uncle & Aunt Mattie at Thornhill looking for a man.

Sat July 20" Still very warm. Bob Howes here to help with haying, picked about four pails of cherries off our trees.

Sun July 21, Dull day, got a little cooler in the evening; We were all up at Willies to tea.

Mon July 22- Fine and warm. Lizzie here for tea. Uncle took she and I to Thornhill in evening.

Tues July 23" Fine and still warmer. Uncle very sick, Mrs Gordon and two sons came. Wed July 24" Mrs Gordon left, F.Farr here helping with the hay; I went to Prayer Meeting.

Wed July 24" Mrs Gordon left, F.Farr here helping with the hay; I went to Prayer Meeting

Thurs July 25- Fine, but dull and cool, men finished haying and got the binder out, rained in eve.

Fri July 26- Aunt Mattie left for Parry Sound. Men cutting barley in the afternoon, I went to Mrs {Lroyers} in eve.

Sat July 27,, Fine in the morning, but showery in afternoon.

Sun July 28,, Very close, we went to church in the moring rained heavily in the afternoon and evening. Willie here for awhile in the afternoon/

Mon July 29,, Very close, showery in morning, and the afternoon it came a dreadful heavy rain, a regular flood.

Tues July 30,, Fine day, warm, men cannot harvest. Uncle and Aunt Nellie went for a long drive.

Wed July 31,, Beautiful cool day, men, cutting again, {broken} machine and had to bring Mr. Parkinson. I went to Prayer Meeting.

Thurs Aug 1,, Fine and cool, we were home until evening, I walked out to Thornhill at {Grices the cemetery?} and called at Felicias.

Fri Aug 2" Fine and cool untill evening it came a heavy shower, we were at home, finished cutting {illegible} and barley.

Sat Aug 3,, Fine and cool, not able to harvest, we went over to Pa's in evening, a son at Bowes.

Sun Aug 4,, Fine and beautiful day. We went to Church in the morning also to Fisherville then to Mr Farrells for tea, he is home.

Mon Aug 5,, Fine and very cool, Lizzie here for tea, men are hauling in the first grain.

Tues Aug 6,, Fine and cool, I went over to Pa's at noon with message about the thrashing machine.

Wed Aug 7,, A little warmer, I went to station to meet Aunt Mattie then up to Prayer Meeting.

Thurs Aug 8,, Fine day, I went with Uncle for a drive in the morning, down to Mr. Farrells and Johnsons we went over to Pa's in evening, very cool.

Fri Aug 9,, Fine and cool, Pa's are thrashing.

Sat Aug 10,, Fine day, a little warmer. We thrashed in the morning, then the machine left and went to {Hoznes?} Lizzie and I went to Mr. Watsons in eve.

Sun Aug 11,, Fine day quite cool. Mr and Mrs Watson and I went for a little drive in the evening.

Mon Aug 12,, Fine and a little warmer, I went to Mr Teasedales for tea. Mr Milner and Miss Armour here for tea. Uncle & Aunt Nellie went to ask dor Mrs {Grover?}

Tues Aug 13; Fine day, Lizzie and Marjorie here all day. I went home with L and Marjorie in evening.

Wed Aug 14,, Fine and much warmer, I went to Prayer meeting. Uncle and Aunt Mattie at Mr Woods. funeral then out to Markham Village.

Thurs Aug 15,, Fine and quite warm, came a thunder shower in the evening, men started cut oats.

Fri Aug 15,, Fine and warm, Aunt Mattie and I went to Pa's in the eve.

Sat Aug 17,, Fine day. Men finished cutting. Uncle and Aunt Nellie went out to call on Alice at Johns.

Sun Aug 18,, Fine day, quite cool. Aunt and I went to Fisherville in afternoon. Childrens sermon.

Mon Aug 20,, Rained in the afternoon, then in the evening we went up to see the {Andians Ponies?} then topok a drive afterwards.

Wed Aug 21,, Fine and very, very warm. Miss Lewis & son also Mrs Rupert here all day, also Mary and Marjorie. I went to Prayer Meeting.

Thurs Aug 22 Fine and very warm, men {buot} " in the Hungarian and the Oats rest of day.

Fri Aug 23" Rained nearly all day; Mrs Clarkes thrashing. Marjorie here all last night, and today. Alice came out.

Sat Aug 24, Fine day, quite cool. Uncle, Alice and Aunt nellie went up to see Sudian Ponies. Lizzie here for tea; Cousin Willi and Mercy here in evening.

Sun Aug 25,, Fine day, a little warmer. Uncle, Aunt Mattie and Alice at morning church. I went to {Gishiout?} Harvest Home Services, stayed tea at Mrs Groyers. Uncle and Alice have down to Walmer Boad, and Aunties walked out to Thornhill church.

Mon Aug 26" Very warm, came a rain in the afternoon. Uncle, Aunt Nellie and Alice went up to Mercy for tea; Aunt Mattie and I went up to see Mr.Watson.

Tues Aug 27" Fine day, pretty warm. Uncle, Aunt Nellie, Alice and I all at Harvest Home.

Wed Aug 28" Fine and warm, Aunt Mattie, Alice, and I went to tea at Pa's. I went to Prayer Meeting.

Thurs Aug 29" Fine morning, our people finished Harvest at noon, Uncle took Alice up to cousin Willis in the afternoon, came quite a shower.

Fri Aug 30" Rained a little in the afternoon; John Cook, Miss Gardiner, and the little girls here for tea they have a little baby on Monday. Mr Graham & {Mead?} Froyer here.

Sat Aug 31" Rained heavily all day. Our men at Mr Farrells thrashing.

Sun Sept 1st- Fine with exception of showers, Uncle & Aunt Mattie at morning church; Aunt M & I walked in evening; Uncle went to see Mr Watson.

Mon Sept2,, We made {Catsup}. Lizzie here in afternoon; I went to Prayer Meeting; cleaning

Tues Sept 3,, Fine day. Very warm, Uncle told Mary and Marjorie came down; Henry Fisher, Uncle & Aunt Dobson here.

Wed Sept 4= We went to Exhibition, Aunt M, Annie, Lizzie and I. {Author writing between lines} Mary gave a basket of plums. Very hot, stayed for the late train.

Thurs Sept 5,, Fine and very warm; Uncle and Aunt Mattie at Richmond Hill in afternoon, Aunt Nellie and I at Froyers in evening for Plumbs. CJ. {brot} Plumbs.

Fri Sept 6,, Fine and warm, Uncle brought Marjorie down. Lizzie here Aunt Nellie and I at Mrs Teasedales in eve. Uncle and Aunt Mattie at Thornhill.

Sat Sept 7,, Fine day, mrs Froyer and Mr Woods here for dinner; Uncle went to Bradford.

Sun Sept 8,, Fine and very cool, I went to Fisherville in afternoon, then we walked out to Church in evening.

Mon Sept 9,, A little frost last night but did no harm. Uncle and Aunt Mattie at Mrs Froyers.

Tues Sept 10,, Fine morning came a little shower in afternoon Aunt Nellie at W.A. Our turkeys stayed away.

Wed Sept 11,, Dull but warm. T Farr here for dinner, Mustangs Pasturing on road, Aunt-N went to Toronto, I went to Prayer Meeting.

Thurs Sept 12,, Fine with exception of showers. Our people all out at sale of Broucha's- Aunt Mattie at W.A. at the rectory.

Fri Sept 13,, Fine day and a little colder. Annie and Clara Teasedale here for tea.

Sat Sept 14,, Fine day, we had thrashing machine in the afternoon; Tom Farr came out to stay all night.

Sun Sept 15,, Rained heavily at times. We went out to Church in the evening, fine evening.

Mon Sept 16,, Fine day but cold and windy. Mr Gibsons all here for tea.

Tues Sept 17" Fine day and cold, Uncle and I at the Harvest Home at the Lutherans.

Wed Sept 18" Fine day, I went to Prayer Meeting, a frost.

Thurs Sept 19" Fine day, quite a heavy frost. Nipped the tomatoes and such tender plants. Tom Farr here in the evening. We called up at Mary's. Tom Drove us up, men cutting corn.

Fri Sept 20" Fine day. Uncle and Aunt mattie went for a little drive, very cold.

Sat Sept 21" Fine day, we were at home. Charlie and Annie teasedale here to spend the evening. I brot Crabs.

Sun Sept 22,, beautiful day, a little warmer. We went down to the junction/

Mon Sept 23". Fine day, Marjorie here all day. Mrs Bowes and Mrs Charlton here to tea,

Tues Sept 24" Fine day a little colder, Tom farr here for tea.

Wed Sept 26" Fine day. We went out to the Harvest Home service they made $8.20, very cold.

Thurs Sept 26" Fine day, warmer. We walked out to call on Felicia, beautiful and warm.

Fri Sept 27" Fine day, Uncle at Markham Village.

Sat Sept 28.. I went to Mr Leasdales, Aunt M at Johnsons, fine.

Sun Sept 29" Rained nearly all day, T. Farr and Pa's and Willies here all day, Ma and Lizzie in Toronto.

Mon Sept 30- Fine day, and quite warm. I went to Miss Allans.

Tue Oct 1st- Fine day, Uncle and Aunt Mattie drove out to Woodbridge.

Wed Oct 2" Fine with exception of a little shower in morning, quite cold. I went to Prayer Meeting.

Thurs Oct 3" Showery. Uncle in Toronto, Aunt Nellie came home on the 5.40 car.

Fri Oct 4" Fine day, we were all at home.

Sat Oct 5.. Fine day. Cold, rained in the morning. I went out to Mrs Deans for tea.

Sun Oct 6,, Fine day, quite cold. Uncle and Aunties at morning Church, Uncle & I at Fisherville, Aunt Nellie at Willies. John Cook & Miss Sigsworth at called, Aunt Mattie and I at evening church.

Mon Oct 7,, Fine day, warmer. Uncle and I out for drive.

Tues Oct 8,, Fine day, much warmer, Uncle smellie and Aunt Jennie here.

Wed Oct 9,, Fine day, Aunt Mattie and I went to Toronto. Smellies went home on eve. car, We went to Alices for night.

Thurs Oct 10,, Dull day, rained heavily in the afternoon. Daki and Duchezs landed on 2. Ock. train great illuminations, and beautiful arches.

Fri Oct 11,, Fine day, still mild. We went down to Aunt Lizzies in the morning, called at Williams in afternoon, out at night.

Sat Oct 12,,- Fine but dull, Aunt Lizzie and mattie called out Mrs Taylors, I called at Mrs {Orz?} day. of. Hon. Clarke Wallaces funeral.

Sun Oct 13- A little colder, Tom Farr, Uncle and Aunties all out at Church, I went to Fisherville. They drove out to Woodbridge Cemetery.

Mon Oct 14,, Fine day, a little warmer. We commenced house cleaning upstairs. We went to Chinese Lanteca Views at Fisherville. Mr Gibson called.

Tues Oct 15,, Fine day. Finished cleaning upstairs. Aunt Mattie went to Miss Johnsons. Uncle and Aunt Nellie at Mr,, Gibsons for tea.

Wed Oct 16,, Very windy and showery, we went to the Chipstal Wedding at Mr W.J. Farrs. Started {roots?}

Thurs Oct 17,, Very blustery and cold, Woodbridge fair, Squawls o snow there. I went to Thornhill in the morning, and up to Mary's in afternoon. T.Farr here for dinner then he & Uncle went to Fair.

Fri Oct 18- Cold day; Aunt M went to Miss Johnsons. I was at home all day.

Sat Oct 19th- Fine day, Aunt Mattie brought Marjorie down. Uncle at Thornhill in the evening, windy.

Sun Oct 20" Fine day, very calm. Mr and Mrs Wright also Mrs Truemans here. Uncle, Aunt Mattie and I at evening Church.

Mon Oct 21- Fine day, much warmer; we cleaned the parlour and dining room, T.Farr here.

Tues Oct 22- Fine day and very warm. Aunt Mattie walked down to Miss Johnsons and I called at Mrs Fassells, walked down without a jacket.

Wed Oct 23" Fine and still warm. We brought the Coal stove in, cleaned kitchen.

Thurs Oct 24" A little cold, I was at a Quilting Bee at Lucy Bowes; We cleaned the back kitchen, the men finished the roots.

Fri Oct 25" Fine and quite warm. Uncle is over helping Pa's with their roots.

Sat Oct 26" Fine day; we had Lucy Bowes and Arthur here for tea; Aunt Mattie and I at Willies in the evening. Uncle helping Pa's in afternoon.

Sun Oct 27" Fine and quite warm. Uncle and Aunt Nellie at Markham Village. Aunt M at morning church and brought Alice and Nan, home. I went to Fisherville {Author writing between lines} Minnie Appelbes baby born.

Mon Oct 29" Fine day. Aunt Mattie went to Toronto on afternoon car, John McElroy here to see Dan.

Tues Oct 29,, Fine day, warmer. We were at home all day. I have got another pig.

Wed Oct 30" Fine day, very warm. Uncle brot Marjorie. Mr & Mrs Bennett here for dinner. Mr & Mrs Farrell & Mrs Baldwin for tea.

Thurs Oct 31,, Halloween- Beautiful day, like Sudian {}. I went to Prayer Meeting in the evening; roads very dusty..

Fri Nov 1st- Fine day, had a little rain last night to settle the dust, but did not make the plowing any better, Aunt Mattie came home. We got word that Minnie Appelbe's little baby died on Wednesday.

Sat Nov.2nd- Fine day, very warm. I went over to Ma's, had to come home as Annie Leasdale was here. Mr McMurtry and Louie called we got our five gallons of coal oil_ Willies have a son.

Sun Nov 3rd Fine but much colder, Mr Albert Farr all here to spend the day. We light our coal stove.

Mon Nov.4th Rained and came a few flakes of snow. Then cleared but cold, Mr McDrustreys here.

Tues Nov.6th- Fine and cold, Aunt Lizzie, Mand and the children, came out, Maud returned in evening/

Wed Nov.6th- Fine day, very heavy frost, we called over at Ma's in the afternoon, Lizzie here for tea. We went to Prayer Meeting.

Thurs May 7th- A little shower in the morning. Aunt Lizzie went home on the 2.40 car. Aunt Mattie went to W.A. at Mrs Gibsons, I went to see Mary. Started off fresh coal.

Fri nov 8th - Fine day, we were at home, all day. m g E. Sroger

Sat nov 9th - Fine day, but windy and cold, Aunt Nellie went uf to Marijs, Pa's finished ploughing. K. Fazz and hwell went to Welow, if being M. J Fa Wallaces nomination.

Sun nov 10 - Fine day. pretty cold, lively, Aunt Nellie and I at thunder, J Fazz here for {illegible} I went to Fisherville, Aunt M and I at evening church, From, drove to {illegible}.

mon Nov 11 - Flull and raining a little, Antie Al - Willies at ma's for real; very dull and dark night, made ploughing a little better,

Tue nov 12, Fine but cold. J farr here, Mr Gibson here for tea, Mr farrell Sals

Wed nov 13 - Fine day, modestly cold, Annie called, I went to frayer meeting

Thur nov 10 - Fine day, very cold, snoozed w little at night, aunties in Frondo, I called at mines {illegaible}

Fri nov 16 - fine, snow going away nicely, we were home

Sat nov 17 - fine day, I was at Pa's for Lia and called at maryo in morning,

Sun nov 18 - Fine day, rather cold well brought maijorid down, Annie and Sezzle here, I went to Rohnill well and Aunt Matthie at evening chusel,

Mon nov 19 - Fine, we killed 25 turkeys, sold at 10 1/2 each, we went to a party a me jarrell, Pa's killed a joig.

Tue Nov 19th- Fine but colder. Aunt Mattie and ma went to Toronto, to dentists, Mr Bothams came.

Wed Nov.20th- Fine day, Mr Bothams left, I went up to Mary's for awhile in the afternoon, I went to Prayer Meeting in the evening.

Thurs Nov.21" Fine day, Aunt Nellie and I up at Mary's in the evening.

Fri Nov.22nd- Fine until evening it came a little shower. Aunt Mattie and I at Thornhill in the evening.

Sat Nov.23rd- Fine but cold, we were at home all day, put out the {illegible}

Sun Nov 24;; - Raining a little all day. We were at Pa's for dinner had Duck. Went to S.Sin in afternoon. Uncle and Aunt Mattie at evening church.

Mon Nov. 25- Fine day, came a little snow last night. Mick not here. We brought our stove in, and Uncle, and Nellie and I went to Mr. Watsons.

Tues Nov.26- Fine but extremely cold, Aunt Mattie and Ma went down to Toronto to Dr Eatons;

Wed Nov 27- Fine and cold, winter weather, Auntie and Uncle brought Marjorie down. Mick came home, on evening car, I went to Prayer meeting. Emmanuel Bowes here in eve.

Thurs Nov 28- Fine and not quite so cold. Uncle got a barrel of apples, 3.75- Marjorie's still here {Author writing between lines} Thanksgiving day.

Fri Nov.29.. Mr Keys sale- Uncle and Mick at Mr {Rosues?} thrashing; Annie and I went up to Mr Keys. Came quite a little snow last night, some cutters out, but poor sleighing.

1901

Sat Nov.30- Fine day. Much milder. The men at Mr Clarkes thrashing, uncle, Aunt N and I at Fas Concert,

Sun Dec 1st- Fine and very mild; just like spring, the snow nearly all gone and quite slushy, Aunt Mattie poorly with a cold, Uncle and Aunt Nellie at morning Church. I went to Fisherville, Uncle went to Mr Farrs for tea.

Mon Dec 2nd- Mild in the morning but turned to freezing in the evening. Aunt Mattie cold a little better, I called over at Pa's in the afternoon.

Tues Dec.3rd- Fine and very cold. Annie and I went down to Toronto, men are taking barley to the {baker?}. Uncle and Aunt Nellie at Mr Carltons in the eve.

Wed Dec 4th- Fine and very cold. Mick left to night, I went to Prayer Meeting. 4 above zero in the morning.

Thurs Dec 5th- Fine and a little milder, Aunt Mattie at W.A. Meeting. Uncle and Aunt Nellie up at Mr Keys for tea. Mary and baby at Pa's for first time.

Fri Dec 6th- Fine day, but cold east wind. Annie and I went to a party at Ms Ghomas Bowes;

Sat Dec 7- Fine day, milder. Pa's family here for dinner we had goose. I went over to Pa's in evening. Young people there preaching Dialogues.

Sun Dec 8. Snowed quite heavily in the morning. Uncle and I went to Church- Aunties have colds. Turned to rain and took snow all off.

Mon Dec 9- Mild and quite muddy, Aunt Mattie and Lizzie went to Toronto.

1901


Tues Dec 10th- Came about five inches of snow last night: very light, a few cutters and sleighs out.

Wed Dec 11th- Fine day, quiet warm, the sleighing is very good, Uncle and Mr Farr at Woodbridge, I went to Prayer Meeting in the evening.

Thurs Dec 12,, Fine and warm, Uncle at Louis Osters sale.

Fri Dec. 13,, Fine and warm, but rained in the afternoon sleighing spoiled, Uncle and Aunt Mattie up at Willies in the evening.

Sat Dec. 14,, - Rained heavily all day, commenced to freeze at night then came a little snow at night.

Sun Dec 15,, - Fine but quiet cold; I went to hear Mrs Wilkinson preach, at Pa's for dinner and S.S in afternoon, Uncle and Aunt Mattie at evening church.

Mon Dec.16,, - Fine day, moderately cold, Pa's are butchering.

Tues Dec.17,, - Fine with exception of a little snow; - we were butchering, snowed heavily all night, we went to Elia Fowel supper at night in the load.

Wed Dec.18- Fine but very cold, sleighing moderately good again. Uncle and Aunt mattie at Mrs Groyers, Nelson Smellie and Laura Echandt here in the eve.

Thus Dec.19,,- Fine but very cold, Aunt Nellie and I in Toronto. Uncle at M. Supper, I went to Prayer Meeting.

Fri Dec.20,, - Fine and cold. We went up to Mr Alf Keffers to tea, had a shooting party and Oyster supper. Ma killed her turkeys.

Sat Dec 21st- Very cold, 19 below zero this morning, I was at mary's for awhile in the afternoon, Uncle at Thornhill in the evening, Aunt Nellie not well.

Sun Dec 22- Fine day but dull, Uncle and Aunt Mattie at church. We were at home the remainder of day.

Mon Dec 23- Fine day and very mild. Uncle had a letter from Mr Farrell. Aunt Mattie and I went out to help to decorate the church; Uncle took us and came for us.

Tues Dec 24,,- Fine and quite mild. Uncle, Aunt Mattie and I out decorating church; little {Farmy?} Charlton has {Diphthoria?}

Wed Dec 25th- Christmas Day. We spent at Pa's.

Thurs Dec 26th- Fine and mild, Mrs {Miso} and Mr Keffler also N.G Smellie here for tea, sleighing very poor. Sarah Farr and Susie Gallanough called.

Fri Dec 27,,- Dull and mild, very sloppy. I went down to Mr Teasedales for tea, I was weighed, 122 Ilbs and 123 1/2 with my coat on, Uncle and Aunt M. brought Marjorie.

Sat Dec 28,, - Fine and mild; Aunt Mattie went to Toronto on noon car. uncle took me down to Johnsons, and took Marjorie down and then home.

Sun Dec 29,, - Fine with the exception of a little snow flurry in the morning, Uncle and Aunties at morning church; Uncle, Aunt Mattie and I at evening church, fine evening.

Mon Nov.30th - Fine day, a little cold. Mrs Grover dead, T.Farr called in the morning, sleighing very poor.

Tues Nov.31- Very high wind, Uncle took Auntie out to Mrs Gibsons, but owing to the death of Mrs Grover. They did not have the children, I went down to Miss Johnsons, turning very cold.

End of Year 1901

Started new Coal, 7th November

3 tons 105 Ilbs,

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Mary Agnes "Aggie" Cooper, “Mary Agnes "Aggie" Cooper Diary and Transcription, 1901,” Rural Diary Archive, accessed June 25, 2024, https://ruraldiaries.lib.uoguelph.ca/transcribe/items/show/358.
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