Mary Parson Smith Diary & Transcription, 1893-1894

Title

Mary Parson Smith Diary & Transcription, 1893-1894

Creator

Mary Parson Smith

Source

Courtesy of Norwich & District Archives

Coverage

19th Century, Oxford County, NorwichTownship, Ontario

Date Created

1893

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Mary Parson Smith Diary Collection

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Scanned Manuscript & Typed Transcription

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Mary Emily Parson Smith (1868-1925)
1893-1894 Diary
Transcribed by Rural Diary Archive Volunteers
1893.
July 1st Saturday - nice day - very busy all morning - Grandma went with me collecting -
started east and ended west - home in the evening - retired 10-
July 2nd Sunday - very warm day - we went to S. S. - Mother & Lillie stayed to church - Elmer
& I went to oil well - had nice walk - I went to church in evening - rode home with Mr & Miss
Smith - George was in on steps after church till rained - retired 10-
July 3rd Monday . washed - day of picnic at Tilsonburg - Sara Frank - here for tea - Ma went
down town after tea - with her - retired 10-
July 4th Tuesday - ironed very warm day - and very busy one also - Mr Gay here for dinner -
Mrs Lossing called also Aunt Fanny - Mrs Clarke - Woodward etc - Grandma went to
Woodstock on four train - Aunt Pheobe came back with her - retired 10
July 5 Wednesday - visited most of day - I went down town after tea - was down to Mrs
Fischers - retired 10
July 6 Thursday - nice day - Kellett girls here for tea - We went boating after tea - George
took Soph home & Lill went with Fanny- Elmer & I went half way - Aunt & I went for drive in
fore noon - retired 1/2 past 11-
July 7 Friday - very hot day. I went to post in afternoon Ma Grandma & Phoebe down to Aunt
Sara's after tea - Lill & I to Choir practice I called at Copelands retired 10 1/2
1893
Jul 8 Saturday - windy day - I went down town after tea retired 10 1/2
July 9 Sunday - cool morning - Little excitement over Mrs Clarke she was sick - Lill Bruce
and I went to Sunday School Ma Grandma & Aunt Pheobe came down to BL - Lottie & Mrs
Jones called - Lill & I went to Church in evening - retired 10
Jul 10 Monday - beautiful day - I got up at 1/2 past 5 and went to washing - I went down town
in afternoon to post some letters retired 10
July 11 Tuesday - hot day - I got up at five and went to ironing - Lill & Grandma down to Miss
Talbots for she fell and broke arm - Aunt & I done some walking Steve went down and met
Lill retired 10
Jan {sic} 12 Wednesday - warm day - home all day picked currants. I called at Mrs C Purvis
{surname?} Her play going int {last word?} at Lossing - Jones girls were in retired 1/2 10 -
Mrs Walter called
July 13 Thursday - hot day rained some in after noon. Ma & Aunt went down to see Miss
Talbot - retired 10
July 14 Friday - hot day - was home all day Lill went to Choir practice retired 10
July 15 Saturday very hot day and a very busy morning - Mother canning fruit rained some in
after noon - I went down to Maggie Lossing to do some crochett stopped to tea Grandma &
Aunt down to Miss Talbots after tea retired 10
July 16 Sunday {inked X's under date} warm day - I did not feel very well. Lill & Bruce to S.S.
& Lill to B. Church - Auntie Jones called. I went for drive with Mr Smith - Miss Walker & Lexie
called retired 10
July 17 Monday - nice day - home all day. Lill to Miss Talbots for tea - Aunt & Ma called to
Jones I went down town after tea retired 10
July 18 Tuesday - warm day - Aunt Sally May & Emma here for tea - Maggie & Mina Lossing
called after tea - Aunt & I went down town Mother done red and black cherries up. retired 10
July 19 Wednesday - nice day - washed - Ben Haight here for dinner - Aunt & I went down
town after tea - retired 10
July 20 Thursday - ironed hot day - Ma & Aunt went for drive to R Lossing's - Sara Frank
here for tea - We went for walk after tea. retired 10
July 21 Friday - nice day but warm - Lill down to Miss T all afternoon - Lilie Woodward and I
went down Acent {spelling of word?}Fair for butter - went to lecture after tea - retired 10 1/2
July 22 1893 Saturday very windy day - Aunt & I down town most of morning - Lill went to
Kelletts with L Woodard Aunt & I down town after tea in to Lossing retired 10
July 23 1893 Sunday - nice day. Bruce & I to S. S. Aunt & Ma came to church - Mr Smith & I
went to Springford to church in evening - retired 1/2 10
July 24 Monday washed. Grandma down to Miss T all day - Ma & Aunt down after tea Ma
called on Mrs. Dr Anderson. retired 1/2 9
July 25 Tuesday ironed - hot & windy day. Grandma down to Miss Talbots - I went down
town after tea retired 10
July 26 Wednesday - windy day - I went down town in morning to Miss S F then went to park
in afternoon - then garden party in evening Will Kellett brought Lill home. retired 12
July 27 Thursday - nice day. Aunt & I went to Norwich for drive was gone all after noon -
Uncle Neil & Nora came. retired 10
July 28 Friday - nice day - Lossing girls & us girls to Moores for tea - Aunt Fanny & Clara
here for dinner. Bruce went home with them - we went to Choir practice Elmer Lossing came
up with me - retired 10
July 29 Saturday - Nice day - home all day. Aunt & Ma called at Jones - I went for boat ride
with Elmer Lossing - retired 1/2 10
July 30 Sunday - nice but warm day went to S. S. & B. Church - Ben Hawkins & Will Kellett
here for tea we went to church - George was in after church - retired 11
July 31 Monday - nice day - sprinkled rain - Pa & Aunt went for drive after tea. Mrs Lossing &
Nellie called - retired 10
Aug 1st Tuesday - washed - nice day - Uncle Neil here nothing exciting happened - retired
10
Aug 2 Wednesday - invited Uncle Neil here for tea - Ma & Grandma went up to Osbornes -
Lill went for drive with Mrs Woodward. retired 10
Aug 4 Friday - nice day - I went with Mrs Woodward to Ladies{?} aid{?} Springford - retired
10
Aug 5 Saturday - busy all moring - Aunt & I went down town after tea - Lill to Miss T for tea
retired 10 1/2
Aug 6 Sunday - cool day - we went to S. S. Ma & B.L. - Aunt Ma & I to church in evening -
retired 10
Aug 7 Monday - washed - nice day - Ma & Aunt went down town after tea, I went down to
Lossing's - retired 10 {corner of page turned over second number so might not be 10}
Aug 8 1893 Tuesday ironed. I went to Tilsonburg with Mrs Clarke in afternoon. Mrs. Glover &
Mrs Clarke here for tea Aunt Lil & I down town I went for drive with E Lossing
Aug 9 1893 Wednesday - sewed all morning - went with Mrs Haller and Mrs Wingrove up to
Miss Smith's - Jones girls called retired 10
Aug 10 1893 Thursday - sewed all day - no excitement - retired 10
Aug 11 1893 Friday warm day - we people went to picnic at Tom Parsons. retired 10
Aug 12 Satruday busy morning had some rain in night Aunt Lil & I went to Tilsonburg retired
10 Mrs Deane {spelling of surname?} & Bullock called
Aug 13 {inked X's and lines}Sunday Nice day - went to Sunday S. &c. Mr Smith called and I
went for drive retired 10
Aug 14 Monday - nice day. Mrs Wingrove & Williams called Grandma eye bad - retired 10
Aug 15 Tuesday - nice day. sewed. Aunt Ma & I went down to call at Lossings retired 10
Aug 16 Wednesday - washed - nothing exciting - retired 10
Aug 17 Thursday - nice day ironed - Aunt Lll & I went to Delhi for drive - Aunt & I went down
town after tea - retired 10
Aug 18 Friday - nice day - Lottie Jones in Bruce sick Lill & I went to bible study I went for
walk with E Lossing retired 10
Aug 19 Saturday busy morning Aunt & I went up to Brahill for apples - retired 10
1893
Aug 20 Sunday nice day - Lill & I to S.S. & BC. Aunt & Ma to B.C. Aunt Lill & my self to
church in evening retired 10
Aug 21 Monday - nice day. washed - Lill & Mrs. Woodward to Tilsonburg all day - retired 10
Aug 22 Tuesday - nice day - ironed - Bruce sick Lill & I to Darling's to tea - then to picnic
meeting in B. Church - retired 10
Aug 23 Wednesday - beautiful day - Aunt Fanny in with butter - Aunt and I walked down town
after tea - retired 10
Aug 24 Thursday - nice day - home all day Grandma went to Dexter - Aunt & I down town for
walk in after noon to Aunt Sara's - retired 10
Aug 25 Friday - nice but hot day - I went to Delhi with John Wyatt. Lill to Aid at Woodward's
Mrs Darling & Ella - Miss Glyn called I went to Choir practice retired 10
Aug 26 Saturday hot day - busy moving - Aunt & I went to Tilsonburg Hattie Bullock called -
called at Kelletts retired 10
Aug 27 Sunday - hot day - Lill & I to S.S. Lill to B C - George came in and we stayed on steps
till 11 oclock
Aug 28 Monday hot day. Mr Elliot & Soph stopped on way to picnic Lill went with them &
George & I started to go about four but the rain drove us back. George Soph & Mrs Ellis here
for tea and we all went to Jones for evening - retired 11
Aug 29 1893 Tuesday - washed - Aunt & I went down town after tea - retired 10
Aug 30 1893 Wednesday - ironed nice day - retired 10 Mr Gaylor down
Aug 31 1893 Thursday I went down town in moring. baked for picnic - was at Sunday School
picnic all after noon, then Elmer Lossing & to meeting retired 10
Aug --- --- ---
Sept 1st 1893 Friday nice day, home all day. Ma went with Mrs Norbart {spelling of name?}
to call at Lossing - retired 10
Sept 2nd Saturday very busy day. Grandma came home from Dexter - retired 10
Sept 3rd Saturday cool da Sunday - nice day - We went to Sunday School - our folk went for
walk in woods - Lill to church at night - I went with Mr Snelt to B. Church in Norwich - retired
10
Sept 4th Monday - nice day little showery - Aunt P & I went to Tilsonburg after noon retired 9
Sept 5th Tuesday - nice day - home all day - Aunt not well - Lil & I went to M. Church in
evening retired
Sept 6 Wednesday - nice day - washed - I went with Mrs. Clarke to get butter. Ma & Aunt
went down town in afternoon - Aunt, Lell & I went up to Jones - retired 10 - rained & hail in
night - Mrs Sam Wallace burried.
Sept 7 Thursday - rainy morning - Grandma & Aunt went to Woodstock very busy day. Ma &
Lill went to Mel Darkee {spelling of name?} baby's frunnel {possibly funeral?} - Maggie &
Nellie Lossing in and Carrie P in after tea - retired 10
Sept 8 {inked two rows of X's under date} Friday nice day - finished ironing - Ma in to Mrs.
Wingrove after tea & Lill down to Choir practice - retired 9
Sept 9 Saturday nice day - extra busy - Aunt & Grandma came home from Woodstock -
retired 10
Sept 10 Sunday - lovely day - went to S.S. & B.C. then I went to church in evening - Elmer
Lossing came home with me - retired 10 Burt Lossing lost baby
Sept 11 Monday - nice day home all day except to go for walk after tea, retired 10
Sept 12 Tuesday nice day washed - I went to Tilsonburg with Uncle Wm then down town
after tea retired 10
Sept 13 Wednesday - nice day - Maggie & Nellie Lossing Lottie & Maggie Jones and Lucy
Osborne here for tea retired 10
Sept 14 Thursday - nice day - Aunt Sara here all day retired 10
Sept 15 Friday - nice day Mrs Tisdale burried Miss Walker here for tea retired 10
1893 Sept 16 Saturday windy day - I went to Tilsonburg with Mrs Clarke - Mrs Woodward
very bad retired 10
Sept 17 Sunday - nice day - Mrs Woodward died 1/2 past one - Aunt Lill & I to church - Mr
Smith came home with me - retired 10
Sept 18 Monday - rainy day and busy - retired 11
Sept 19 Tuesday - nice day - washed Aunt P & Grandma went to Woodstock met Aunt Lill
they came back on night train Lill & I went to lecture given by Mr Gay - Maggie Jones & I sat
up at Woodward's all night
Sept 20 Wednesday Ma & Pa went to Mrs Woodward frunnel {possibly funeral?} Lill & I went
to Jessie Williams wedding - nice day - then we all went to train to see Nellie Moore off -
retired 10
Sept 21 Thursday - nice day - Aunt Lill, Pheobe, Grandma and I went to Tilsonburg Sara Ann
Hornby came on morn train. Her & Aunt Jane Ann in after tea - retired 10
Sept 22 Friday - nice day - home all day. I went with Mr Smith to lecture given by J. R. Clarke
retired 11 - 4 Teaters {spelling of word?} called
Sept 23 Saturday - Aunt Pheobe & I went to Woodstock Sara Ann Hornby called retired 10
Sept 24 Sunday beautiful day & us girls to S.S. all to B.Church - Aunt P. & I in to Jones Lill
Sara Ann Hornby & I to church I rode up with Mr Smith retired 10
Sept 25 Monday - washed - Mrs Osborne fell & borke leg - Mrs Lossing & Miss Walker called
- retired 10
Sept 26 Tuesday nice day - Ma up to O all morning - Aunt Lill, Pheobe Lill & I to Kelletts for
tea retired 10 1/2
Sept 27 Wednesday - beautiful day Ma & Aunt Pheobe up to corner in morning - Ma & Aunt
Lell & Phoebe over to Uncle Wm after tea - Lill & I to lecutre in M. Church - retired 10
Sept 28 Thusday - nice day - home all day - Lill & Aunt P to woods in afternoon. All went to
concert after tea - Elmer Lossing walked up with me retired 10 1/2
Sept 29 Friday - nice day - Aunt P & I down town and up to corner in fore noon. Mrs. Jones &
Emma called also Mrs Williams & Jessie - home all evening
Sep 30 Saturday nice day - busy morning - I went to Norwich show with Mr Smith to Mrs H
Lossing for tea - then to concert - retired 1/2 11
Sept 30
1893 October 1 Sunday - grand day - George in in morning us girls to S.S. & Ma & Aunt P to
B church - Mrs Darling - Mabel & Ella & Maggie & Misses Lossing - Aunt Jane {and?} Sara
Hornby called. Ma {is word Ma?}Aunt & I called up to Jones, had tea - Aunt Lill & I went to
see Aunt Sara's - Mrs McFarlane & her and Mrs. Bullock in after tea - retired 10 1/2
Oct 2 Monday - grand day - Our folk left Ma went to Woodstock with them - I went collecting -
was gone all after noon - retired 9 Minie {name?}adds in a girl
Oct 3 Tuesday - nice day washed &c - Lill down town most of afternoon - retired 9
Oct 4 Wednesday - rainy night - Dr Burtch and daughter here for day - Ma & Bruce went to
train with them - Edeth Caughell & Lexie Walker called I went with George & Nellie Chan to
Harvest - Home at Dereham church - retired 12
Oct 5 Thursday - nice day - home all day - Mrs. Wingrove in - Lill & I to choir practice - retired
10
Oct 6 Friday show day - Lill & Bruce up all morning Ma & Pa up after noon - rained retired 8
Oct 7 Saturday cool day Ella Holmes here for dinner. We all went to show in afternoon, Soph
and Mr Smith here for tea - George called and we went to concert - retired 12
Oct 8 Sunday beautiful day - Soph - Fanny - Maggie Jones Maggie & Lizzie McF Elmer
George and myself went to oil well & brick yard. Lill & Bruce went to S.S. - Soph went home
in after noon - retired 9
Oct 9 Monday - nice day. I went to Tilsonburg with Nellie Clare - served in after noon - retired
9 Lill & I down town after tea
Oct 10 Tuesday - beautiful day - sewed & cleaned bedroom off dining room - Lill to Lossings
to tea. I down after tea - retired 10
Oct 11 Wednesday - nice day - washed & sewed. Lill & I down town after tea - retired 9
Oct 12 Thursday - chill day - ironed & sewed - Maggie McF and I sat up to Osbornes all night
Oct 13 Friday nice day. Ma went to Menz {spelling of name?} & Oatmaier's {spelling of
name?} funnel {word possibly funeral?} Lil & I walked down to Ida's - stopped all night retired
10
Oct 14 Saturday - stormy day rained & blew. Will brought us home - bad cold - home all day -
retired 9
Oct 15 Sunday - showry day - went to S.S. & B. Church retired 9 1/2
Oct 16 Monday - washed &c - called on Belle St Clair at Copelands and stopped to Mrs
Fischers for tea George was in after tea - retired 10
Oct 17 Tuesday ironed &c. Belle St Clair Carrie Copland and Miss Culp called - George
tooke me over to Kelletts - retired 10
1893
Oct 18 Wednesday lovely day. Fanny & I went down to dentist - was there all day to Mrs
Smith's for dinner - retired 10 - Will Wardell had sale
Oct 19 Thursday - grand day. Soph & I went down town in morning was at denlist again -
retired 10
Oct 20 Uncle Neil another boy Friday - grand day - Soph and I to Brown's to dinner and then
went to green house. We all spent evening at Mrs Clark's. retired 11 1/2
Oct 21 Saturday - nice day. Fanny & I went down town after noon - retired 10
Oct 22 Sunday - grand day - we walked up to St Charles Church then we went to Church
down town George Ennse {spelling of surname?} after me - retired 11
Oct 23 Monday - nice day - washed - cleaned Mother's room very tired retired 1/2 8
Oct 24 Tuesday - nice day but windy - ironed down town in morning and also after tea - Lill to
Carters for dinner - retired 9 1/2
Oct 25 Wednesday - nice day sewed on Lill's black dress Lollie Jones was in - Lill & I down
town after tea - was in to Lossing's for few minutes retired 10
Oct 26 Thursday - rainy day home all day retired 9
Oct 27 Friday nice day - to Miss Talbots for tea - Mrs E. Osborne here for tea - went to bible
study retired 9 1/2
1893
Oct 28 Saturday windy day - busy all day. I went down town after tea was down to John McF
- and in to Kate Williams John McF - a little girl - retired 10
Oct 29 Sunday - first snow storm ground white - went to S.S. & BC - and to Church in
evening - rode up with Mr Smith - retired 1/2 9
Oct 30 Monday - Cool day - washed and moved cooking stove in - retired 9
Oct 31 Tuesday - nice day Mother went with Mrs Clarke to Robert Lossings for dinner - The
Mrs Leaters {spelling of surname?} here for dinner - I went to party at Kelletts with George
had nice time retired 4 am
Nov 1st Wednesday. nice morning - rainy after noon - thundered I went down to McFarlanes
after tea then Maggie & I went down town and then home retired 9 Winnie Parson called
Nov 2nd {inked double row of X's under date}Thursday - nice morning - I went collecting for
Pa - Lill went with me - Sick all after noon retired 1/2 8
Nov 3rd Friday nice day. Lil to Carters for tea - to Bible Study &c - retired 10
Nov 4th Saturday nice day - Minnie here for tea - we girls went down town after tea - retired
10
Nov 5th Sunday - nice day to S.S. & B Church - Ma & Pa called at Garth Walter I went to M.
Church at Springfield with Mr Smith - retired 10
Nov 6 1893 Monday - grand day - washed. Lill went to Norwich - I went collecting all
afternoon - Netta Lossing went with me - retired 9
Nov March 7 Tuesday - ironed lovely day - I went to Tilsonburg for Father in after noon -
Soph went with me Ma & Mrs Wingrove went calling retired 9
Nov March 8 Wednesday - nice day - Ma & I called at Holmes then I went up to corner -
Laura Darling here for tea - I went to R.T of T concert Elmer Lossing came home with me -
retired 1/2 10
Nov 9 Thursday nice day - I went down town in fore noon - was in to Mrs Clarkes after tea -
retired 9
Nov 10 Friday nice day - home all day. Went to Bible Study &c - retired 10
Nov 11 Saturday busy day - I was to Mrs Talbot for tea then Nettie Mina & I went to station
and met Lill - Foggy day and night retired 10
Nov 12 Sunday - nice day - Ma P. and Bruce went down to Aunt Fanny's - we girls to S.S. &
BC also to church in evening I rode up with Mr Smith - retired 10
Nov 13 Monday - rainy morning - washed - I went down to Darbys - Fischer &c - in after noon
- was in to Mrs. Clarks after tea retired 10
Nov 14 Tuesday - ironed & sewed carpert - Lill to Miss Talbots for tea. I went down after tea
retired 9
Nov 15 Wednesday windy & cold day - Ma & I went to Jake Scotts frunnel {word likely
funeral}. Lill & I went down town after tea - was in to Lossings for short time retired 10
Nov 16 Edna Kicklys {spelling of surname} died Thursday - cold day - cleaned front bedroom
middle room - blocked stove &c - put new carpet down - Mrs Wingrove Mrs Williams Mrs
Clarke - Lottie Jones - George Nobbs Bruce sick retired 9
Nov 17 Friday windy day - I went down town in morning - stormy evening so did not go out
retired 9
Nov 18 Saturday rather cool day busy moving Pa Ma & I went to frunnel {word likely funeral}
- to Mildale - Lill & I down town after tea - retired 9 1/2
Nov 19 Sunday - nice day - to S.S. & B.C. Lill & I church in evening - George came up with
us and came in retired 10.
Nov 20 Monday - washed. I went down town after dinner - Aunt Fanny was in - Carrie &
Eddie Irwin here for tea. Mr Smith & I to tea and evening at George Nobbs - retired 1/2 11
Nov 21 Tuesday - ironed some &c - was home all day - retired 9
Nov 22 Wednesday - had tooth ache all night - went and had out after tea - retired 9
1893 Nov 23 Thursday - Thanksgiving day - Maud Carter Grace Moore Miss Walker Ruth
Ellwith & Lizzie Hardford & Mrs Wingrove was in. Lill & I went down town retired George in
after tea played flips - retired 1/2 10
Nov 24 Friday nice day but windy - Winnie Parson here all after noon I went down town in
after noon we went to choir practice after tea retired 1/2 10
Nov 25 Saturday busy day - Lill to Miss T for tea I went down town after tea, retired 10
Nov 26 Sunday nice day - went to S.S. & B C. then I went to Rail roade bridge Maggie
McFarlane here for tea - we went to church retired 10
Nov 27 Monday, rainy morning - Mr & Mrs Wingrove Mr & Mrs Wm Parson here for dinner -
retired 9
Nov 28 Tuesday - Washed - but did not put clothes out for the day was rainy - cleaned in
after noon - Lill & I to Clares for tea - I went to At Home in M. Church - Elmer Lossing came
home with me retired 11
Nov 29 Wednesday - put clothes out rainy day - was home all day. retired 9
Nov 30 Thursday - put clothes out: Ma & I went down town after noon - Mrs L R Lossing Miss
Forysthe E.M. Jones - Ella Snell called - Maggie & Mina here for tea. Elmer came up for
them retired 9 snowed
1893
Dec 1 {loops inked under date} Friday Lill to Miss Talbots for tea - I went Bible Study - retired
10
Dec 2 Saturday very nice day. I went down town in after noon - also after tea - retired 1/2 9
Dec 3rd Sunday Snowed most of day - George took me to Sunday S.S. Lill not very well -
home rest of day - retired 9 1/2
Dec 4rd {sic} Monday. I washed &c - Was home all day. retired 9
Dec 5th Tuesday - ironed - Mary Imrie & Mabel Gilispy and Will Kellett called. Lill & I was up
to Lossings for short time after tea retired 9 1/2
Dec 6 Wednesday - Carrie Winnie & I went to Norwich - was gone all day. Lexie Walker here
for tea - George & Tom Parson in after tea retired 10
Dec 7 Thursday - Lill went home with Tom Parson - Sara Ann Hornby here for day & night
retired 9
Dec 8 Friday - nice day. Winnie here for dinner I was in to Wingrove for short time to Bible
Study - retired 10
Dec 9 Saturday commenced to rain at noon I went down town in after noon - retired 10
Dec 10 Sunday - cold and windy day. I went W S.S. & BC. Nellie Clare here for tea John
Wyatt and Carrie was in - Nellie & I went to church in evening retired 91/2
Dec 11 Monday - Washed &c - cold day - retired 9
Dec 12 Tuesday - ironed little snowy - Joe Nobbs was in I went home with him - George &
Carrie came up for tea and I came home with them retired 12
Dec 13 Wednesday - ironed cold day - Ma & I went to concert in Town Hall (The Worlds Fair)
- retired 1/2 10 - Jessie Hawkins called
Dec 14 Thursday - snowy day. Sara Ann Hornby came back again. George and I went to
Hawkins - called at Kellett's on way - rained there and back. retired 1/2 2
Dec 15 Friday rainy day was home all day - retired 9
Dec 16 Saturday very nice day. I went down town in after noon. stopped to Miss Walker's for
tea retired 10
Dec 17 Sunday - nice day - Sara Ann & I went to church in morning - to S S & BC in after
noon - Her & Ma to church in evening. Mr Smith & I to Springford in evening retired 10
Dec 18 Monday - washed and did not put clothes out snowy & windy day. Ma & Sara Anne
went to Annevery {possibly Anniversary?} Concert I went with Mr Smith - retired 11
Dec 19 Tuesday - not feeling very well. I went down town after noon. Came back feeling
worse. Had Dr after supper he said I had La Grippe sick all night
Dec 20 Wednesday - in bed all day. Number of callers
Dec 21 Thursday - in bed all day number of callers
Dec 22 Friday same thing. Mother not well. Lill came home.
D
Dec 23 {inked lines and X's under date} Saturday got up and dressed was on lounge most of
day - had callers - Sara Ann here for supper - Mother not well - retired 9 like spring day
Dec 24 Sunday rainy morning cleared about noon - Mrs Wingrove - Lena & Mabel Darling
called in after noon Will Kellett & Ben Hawkins here for tea also Sara Ann Nellie Clare &
Mina Lossing up after Church retired 11
Dec 25 Monday Xmas day. Sara Ann here all day. Her & Ma walked down to Mrs Talbots -
rained & hailed - John Wynott - Winnie Carrie & George - John Jones wife & Maggie called
retired 10
Dec 26 Tuesday - Mother sick - Sara Ann here - George in after tea. retired 9 1/2
Dec 27 Wednesday - Father sick. Mrs Wingrove called - Mother & I about the same - quite a
number called - Bert Hill & Mr Smth called - retired 9. Sara Ann here all day
Dec 28 Thursday - rainy day - had some callers. Father some better - rest about same -
retired 9 - Sara Ann here
Dec 29 Friday - nicer day. Sara Ann here. Lill went down town in morning - retired 9
Dec 30 Saturday - Father to shop most of day - cough bad - Sara Ann here all day - had
some callers - retired 9 1/2
Dec 31 Sunday - nice day rough after noon - snowed some - Sara Ann here - Lill to S.S. &c -
Aunt Jane Ann here most of after noon - Albert Wright & niece here for tea and evening -
retired 10
January 1894
Jan 1 Monday - nice day - Sara Ann here all day - Mrs Smith Mina Lossing & Maggie Frank
Parker called in after noon George in after tea retired 9
Jan 2 Tuesday - washed Jamels {spelling?} - Sara Ann here - retired 9
Jan 3 Wedensday - nice day - windy Winnie here all day - washed - Sarah Franck {spelling?}
Mrs Clarke Charlie Moore called sewed little retired
Jan 4 - Mina Lossing birthday Thursday - very nice day I went down town for first time after
being sick - very tired retired 9
Jan 5 Friday - rainy part of day - sewed most of day on blue skirtt {spelling?} - retired 9
Jan 6 Saturday not very nice day - I went down right after dinner and back - Mrs Graham was
in - retired 9
Jan 7 Sunday - windy day. Lill & I to S.S & B Church - Mr Smith called after tea - retired 9
Jan 8 Monday - washed - Winnie here for dinner - Lill to Miss Talbot's for tea sewed all after
noon on plaid waist - cold day. Frank Lossing in retired 91/2
Jan 9 Lill Hardy married Tuesday - nice day - Lill and I to tea at Uncle Wm - Miss J. Smith
there for evening retired 1/2 10
Jan 10 Wednesday - nice day - sewed all morning - Carrie & I went up to Osbornes - Sara
Franck {spelling?} called. Ma & I called up to Jones after tea - retired 9
Jan 11 Thursday - not very nice day very windy - sewed all day - retired 9
Jan 12 Friday windy day - sewed all day - Lill & I to B. Study - retired 1/2 10
Jan 13 Saturday nice day busy all day. Lill went skating in after noon. I went down to see
Jessie Forland {spelling?} - also in to Roy Lossings I went down town after tea - Frem
{spelling?} Moore came up with me - retired 9 1/2
Jan 14 Sunday - nice day - went to S.S & B Church - Mr Smith - sister - John & Carrie here
for tea George in after Church - retired 1/2 10
Jan 15 Monday - rainy day - was home all day - retired 9
Jan 16 Tuesday - washed but did not put clothes out for it was not fit - retired 9
Jan 17 Wednesday - put clothes out &c - sewed some Lill & I went down town after tea Belle
Moore was in retired 9
Jan 18 Thursday ironed sewed some - rained retired 9
Jan 19 Friday nice day over head - Ma over to Uncle Wm for short time Lill & I called at
Tisdales I stopped to Miss Talbots for tea then to B Study - John Wyatt walked up with us -
retired 10
Jan 20 Saturday nice day - was home all day Ma & Pa in to Lossing's after tea retired 10.
Jan 21. Sunday - nice after noon rained night - Mabel Darling here for tea we went to church
Elmer & Mina walked up with us after church retired 1/2 9
Jan 22. Monday. washed & ironed I went to tea meeting with Mr & Miss Smith retired 11.
Jan 23. Tuesday. busy morning went to Springford in after noon to convention was at Bell's
for tea retired 11
Jan 24 Wednesday - rainy morning Snowed some we went to Springford again to Fitzgerld
for dinner and I went to Daff's for tea I came home with Elmer and Mina - retired 11
Jan 25 - Thursday very nice day home all day. Ma down town after noon. Her & Pa went over
to Clare's for tea retired 10.
Jan 26 {two rows of x inked under date} Friday nice day. Miss Walker - Miss Foster Ida Flo -
Dave & Will here for tea retired 11
Jan 27. Saturday cold morning & busy - was home all day. retired 9.
Jan 28 Sunday. nice day. Pa & Ma went up to Norwich Mother stayed and sat up with Sara
Ann - Mina was in - I went to S.S. & Church at night retired 9
1894
Feb 15 Thursday. nice day. sewed all day. {Paul?} Parker and Minnie called. Lill & I went
with George & Carrie Mr. Smith's had nice time retired 2 o'clock
Feb 16 Friday. nice day. I went - down town after noon - was in to Lossings for short time
retired 9 -
Feb 17 Saturday - nice morning but windy after noon home all day - went down town after
tea retired 9 1/2
Feb 18 - Sunday. nice day - went to S. S & B C. Mr. McKay here for teas - we went to church
in evening retired 9
Feb 19 - {written under date Week Jones a boy.} Monday. I am 26 years old to day -
washedwas home all day. Lill to Miss Talbots for tea I went down town after tea. retired 9 1/2
Feb 20 - Tuesday. very nice day. Frankie Kirckly here for about an hour. Ma & Miss Walker
over to Uncle Wm for tea. retired 9 1/2
Feb 21 - {inked x's under date} Wednesday I went with Joe & Annie Nobbs to Dave
{Haunlton?} for dinner and to Aunt Fanny's for tea retired 11 -
Feb 22 - Thursday. nice day - Lill went with Mrs Clarkes to Malcombs for dinner - Ma & I
went to John McFarlains baby's frunnel {likely funeral}. Lill & I to Lossing's for tea Elmer
came up with us retired 10 1/2
Feb 23 - Friday. cold day - Mr Best & brother called us girls went to Bible Study very cold -
retired 1/2 10
1894
Feb 24 Saturday very cold night but nice day. Mrs Wingrove in in after noon. I went down
town in after noon - then up to Jones. Ma & Pa over to Clare's after tea retired 9.
Feb 25 - Sunday - nice day - {Noth?} Kellest and Mr Smith here for tea. we girls to S.S & B
Church retired 1/2 10
Feb 26 Monday. washed Bruce sick Nellie {Hilliken?} was in. was home all day. retired 9.
Feb 27. Tuesday ironed sewed all afternoon. Lill & i down town after tea retired 9
Feb 28. Wednesday nice day. Bruce better was home all day. except over to Uncle Wm a
little while after tea - retired 9 1/2
Feb Feb Feb --
March 1st Thursday. sewed all day. was home also. retired 9
March 2nd Friday - nice day. Finished Lill's waist. Aunt Fanny & John here for dinner I went
to Tilsonburg with Gorge got two teeth filled. spent evening at Kelleths. retired 2 o'clock
March 3rd Saturday - nice day - was home all day Ma & I went down town after tea retired 9
1/2
March 4th - Sunday. nice day. went to S.S. & B.C. Maggie McFarlaue was in - Lill & I to
church in evening. Gorge Carrie Lill & I in to McFarlaue's after church. retired 9 1/2
March 5th. Monday. grand day washed. &c Ma went down town in after noon - retired 9.
March 6 Tuesday ironed - rained in after noon. Mrs Wingrove was in also Mrs Carke. retired
9.
March 7. Wednesday. nice day. I went down town in after noon. there Carri, Lill & I w/ {place}
for tea retired 9
March 8. Thursday. nice day. quilted I went down town after tea retired 9
March 9. Friday. nice day. Lill to Miss Talbot's for tea. i went to B. Study retired 1/2 10
March 10. Saturday. grand day. busy morning. I went down to Darling's stopped for tea - Mr
{McMiekeu?} here for tea Ma off up to Osbornes in afternoon retired 9 1/2.
March 11. Sunday. windy day. Lill & I went to S. S & BC. stayed in in the evening retired 9
March 12 Monday. washed & I went with Mr Smith to concert to hear Sara Lord Baily - retired
10 1/2
March 13. Tuesday. ironed - was home all day retired 9
March 14 Wednesday. sewed &c on gray dress. I went down town after tea retired 9
March 15 Thursday. nice day . sewed. Mrs Wingrove was in. I went down town after tea.
retired 9.
March 25 Sunday. windy day. we all went to Wyatt's funnel {funeral?} then I went to S.S. Ma
& Lill to English Church George was in after Church in evening. retired 10
March 26 Monday. sewed all day. retired 9 1/2
March 27. Tuesday. sewed. on Ma's Black dress I went down town after tea met Mr Smith.
rode up to Corner's and back. retired 1/2 9.
March 28. Wednesday. home all day washed & retired 9 -
March 29. Thursday. ironed & sewed. I went down town after noon. Mr Smith called for me
and we went to concert. retired 11
March 30. Friday nice day swewed Ma to Wyatts for tea {load?} to eat warm sugar at John
Moores. retired 4 o'clock
March 31 Saturday busy day. I went down town after noon very tired retired 9
March ---------------------------------
April 1st Sunday. windy & cool day. went to S. S. & B.C. Ma & Pa up to Osbornes after tea
Lill to Aunt Sara's - I went & met her. George in after Church retired 10
April 2nd Monday washed I went down town after tea retired 9 1/2
April 3rd. Tuesday ironed terrible cold I have. Lill to Miss L. for tea Ma & Pa down town after
tea retired 9
April 4 {underneath date: J. Johnson married} Wednesday. very nice day. I went down town
in morning - sewed real of day - cold bad. retired 9
April 5 Thursday. snowed at night. Ma & I called up to Jones after tea cold better retired 9 1/2
April 6. Friday very nice day. sewed most of day. Miss {Mines?} & Miss {Luerry?} called Lill &
I to Miss Walkers for tea then to Bible Study &c. retired 11.
April 7 Saturday busy morning to. I went down town after tea ma in to Wingroves after noon
retired 9
April 8. Sunday. nice day . went to S.S. & BC. also to Church in evening. Mr Smith in after
Church retired 10
April 9. Monday. nice day - I went down town in morning. sewed rest of day. Bruce . sick.
retired 9.
April 10. Tuesday. rainy & snowy day. Old Hen and 11 chicks left nest. sewed most of day.
retired 9
April 11 Wednesday. stormy day. sewed. mother went down town in after noon got me black
dress. I but lining for skirt out after tea. retired 1/2 9.
April 12. Thursday. washed and sewed on stairs. Ma & Pa to Wingrove for tea. Maud Carter
here for tea Miss {Sacklack?} called. retired 10
April 13 Friday. sewed most of day ironed and went to Miss Talbot's there to Bible Study
retired 10
1894
April 14 Saturday busy day. raked, Mr & Mrs Smith & sister of Lilsonburg called here Lill went
down to B.{Strihoffs?} retired 9
April 15 Sunday. nice day. wore black skirt & blue waist for first time went to B S.S. & B
Church Lill came home Mr Smith & I went to Springford B. Church had nice drive retired 10
April 16 Monday washed & c. was very tired retired 9
April 17 Tuesday nice time I went to Norwich was to Frankie for dinner and to Miss Cross's
for tea retired 9
April 18 Wednesday nice but hot day ironed Aunt Sally & L. girls here for dinner - Emmat
Kate Jones were in. I went to Springford in {road?} to meeting retired 1/2 10
April 20 Thursday showery day. moved stoves &c. I went over to Clares for milk & Uncle Wm
for eggs retired
April 21. Friday busy day. rained some. Lill to Maud Carters for tea I went to B. Study {road?}
from Springford was down retired 11.
Aprill 22 Saturday busy day. Mother went up to corner I went down town after tea retired 9
1/2
April 23 Sunday was home all day. Lill & Bruce went to S.S. & Ma to B. Church retired 1/2 9
April 24. Monday was home all day in to R Lossing for short time after tea retired 9
April 25 Tuesday I went down town in morning - washed &c - Minnie. Mina & Nellie Lossing
in after tea retired 9 1/2
April 26 {underneath date: John Jones a boy -} Wednesday. ironed nice day. Howey's shop
burnt in night. was down town after tea down to Darlings retired 1/2 9
April 27 Thursday Cleared cellar. was at shop retired 9 1/2
April 28. Friday nice day. Lill to Aunt Sara's for tea Ma Bruce Lill & I went to {Jibble?} singers
retired 11
April 29 Saturday was home and busy all day. Mr Charles Leeter & wife called. I walk down
town after tea retired 9
April 30 Sunday nice day. went to S.S. & B. Church George & Nellie Clare & Mr Smith here
for tea we went to church then i went for short drive retired 10
April 31 Monday washed cleaned closet & bed room off living room - retired 9
1894
May 1st Tuesday Lill did not go to Miss W. done ironing Her & I went to burg - called at
Imries and Kellerts retired 9
May 2nd Wednesday nice day cleared front bedroom. and I went down town after tea retired
9
May 3rd Thursday nice day started Mothers room papered it &c retired 9
May 4th Friday finished brothers room. then went to Bible Study retired 1/2 10
May 5th Saturday busy morning - rained in after noon retired 9 Maggie McF. after tea
May 6 Sunday went to S.S. Bruce to miss Talbot's for dinner - mother went up to see Mrs
Osborne rained some. Gorge Nellie Mr Smith and I went to church at Lilsonburg retired 1/2
11
May 7th Monday - washed but had to bring clothes in on account of wind - I went up to
MrsOsbornes after tea - also called at Jones. retired 9 1/2 Church Fanny was in for short
time
May 8th Tuesday windy but put clothes out cleaned pantry. Mother went down town after
noon retired 9 1/2
May 9th Wednesday. Lill home - cleaned Mr G - room I went down town after tea called at
Comforts and was in to Wyatts. retired 9
May 10 - Thursday Cleaned big room & hall Dave Purves was here for dinner & tea - very
tired rained at night I weighed 127 Ibs retired 9
May 11 - Friday - cleared dining room. very tired. retired 9
May 12 - Saturday - nice day- baked &c - Ma went up to Osbornes Gorge & I sat out on
steps for while - I went down town after tea - retired 9 1/2
May 13 - Sunday nice day. Lill went up to Osbornes in morning Bruce and I went to Woods. .
we went to S.S. & BC. Will Kellest & Beu Hawkins & Dave Purvis here for tea Ma & Sed
{bomfort?} went up to Osbornes after tea we went to grass yard for walk. Gorge was in three
times during day retired 1/2 11
May 14 Monday washed rained in after noon. was home all day except after milk retired 9.
May 15 Tuesday. nice day. r Goodwins niece Mrs Curtis & son here for dinner Minnie here
for tea ironed retired 9.
May 16 Wednesday. nice morning rainy after noon & night Carrie Minnie & I went up to Aunt
Martha's retired 9
May 17. Thursday. rainy night. was home all day. rainy retired 9
May 18. Friday rainy day. Lill to miss F. for tea went to {choir P- Mr Smith called. retired 10
May 19. Saturday rainy day. Ma up to Osbornes I was down to B Church most of after noon
{fixing?} flowers retired 9 1/2
May 20. Sunday. rainy day. Dave Purvis here for dinner went to S.S. & B. Church Mr Smith
called & brother & I went to church in evening retired 10 1/2
May 21. Monday washed but did not put clothes out on account of rain. I went to {Coffee ---?}
for Pa in after noon Lill went with me we went to hear Mrs Hitchcocks in evening retired 10
1/2.
May 22. Tuesday. put clothes out rain in afternoon evening I went down town was to Miss
Walkers for tea Nellie & Mina up for short time retired 9 1/2
May 23 Wednesday. rained some. ironed baked - was up to Jones & Mr Farlaues Luna &
Mabel Darling up after tea retired 9 1/2
May 24 Thursday - nice morning {name} went to picnic at Lilsonburg rained in afternoon.
George Poland and his boys here for call. retired 9
May 25 {underneath date in margin: XXXXX} Friday nice morning. Maggie McFarlaue called
for me to go with her up to Hills was gon all morning. rained in after noon retired 9
May 26 Saturday nice day. busy I went down to {place} w/ six flowers - retired 9 1/2
May 27, Sunday. nice morning walk to S.S. & B. Church Magie McFarlaine George & Mr
Smith in after tea rained & blew very hard. retired 10
May 28. Monday. washed. Ma hurt eye. I went down to Darlings after tea retired 10
May 29. Tuesday. rained some I went to {confectionary?} tenth - Lill & Bruce Carrie in after
noon were at Imries - retired 12
May 30 Wednesday. rained & hailed. Maggie McFarlaine and I to Hills for dinner & teaMi
Smith brought me home retired 10
May 31 Thursday. rained some. Aunt Min Flo & Dave here for dinner Ma & Pa with them over
to Uncle Wm for tea Dave Purvis here for tea Mrs Fischer & I went collecting retired 9 -
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June 1st Friday. rained some. Minnie here for the day - I went down town in morning & after
noon went to Aunt Sara's for tea then to Bible Study retired 10
June 2nd Saturday rainy. I went down town after tea - retired 9
1894
June 3rd Sunday, nice morning. went to S. S. & B Church. Lill to Alex McF- for tea. Mr Borvis
here for dinner & tea. I went for drive after tea with Mr Smith rained. retired 10.
June 4th Monday washedI went down town after tea. Mina & Nellie Lossing up. we four went
over to Uncle Wm. retired 9 1/2
June 5th Tuesday. nice day. Lill & Carrie went to Ingersoll to association ironed &c. I went
down town after tea call to wee Mrs Purvis she just came here to {drive?} again retired 9 1/2
June 6. Wednesday. nice day. I went to Pat Robinsons for evening had nice time retired 2
oclock
June 7. Thursday. nice day I went {dunning?} for father in after noon. Mr & Mrs Wingrove
here for tea retired 9
June 8 - Friday nice day. ma went down town in after noon and made some calls. I went to
Bible study retired 10 -
June 9. Saturday. busy day. I went down town after tea. Mrs Lossing Maggie, Mr & Mrs
Purvis here. retired 10.
June 10 Sunday hot day. went to S. S Ma to B Church Soph Mr {Oshauder?}. Mr & Mrs
Purvis here for tea Ms Smith called and as {I?} went to meeting retired 12 oclock
{the following written vertically on top margin}
18 June. started wash. Luna Darling & I went to Lilsonburg was at Kelleth's? for dinner & tea
Aunt Martha here for dinner Mr Wright called retired 10 -
19 June home all day rained &c retired 9.
20 June - XXX Wednesday {put?} clothes out &c
{the following now written vertically as usual}
June 11- Monday. washed & sewed - Lill came home from Woodstock I went dow town after
tea retired 9
June 12. Tuesday. ironed & sewed on cape, Lill went down town. I called at McFarlaues
retired 9
June 13. Wednesday sewed most of day. very warm retired 9
14.15.16.17.18 19 &2. sewed &c. very hot. 17 Sunday went to S..S. was home rest of day .
June 21. Thursday. warm day sewed Jennie Connell here with Mr & MrsPurvis for tea. retired
9 1/2
June 22. Friday nice day. Lill went to Miss Talbot's for tea. I went down town after tea called
at Purvis' and then went to choir practice retired 10
June 23 Saturday hot day. George & I went to picnic at St Charles. Fanny Kelleth came
home with us retired 12.
June 24 {underneath date: Marsh Bushel & George noble birth a girl baby} Sunday - hot day.
we went to S.S. & B.C - Albert Wright& Mr Smith here for tea retired 11
June 25 Monday. washed we girls to McFarlaues for tea then all went to Norwich to hear
Black Knight - retired 12
June 26 - Tuesday. Fanny had measles - Nellie Clare. Lossing girls called - retired9 1/2.
June 27. Wednesday. hot day. Jones & Elmer called retired 10
June 28 - Thursday hot day. Ma & Fanny went up to Corner I went to garden party with Mr
Smith the Lilsonburg people came here and spent evening - retired 2 am.
1894
June 29 Friday. hot day. Fanny went up to Jone's for dinner then she went with me in after
noon collecting then I went to committee meeting at {Collers?} Fanny & Lill came down Lill
went to B. Study retired 10
June 30 Saturday. warm day. busy all morning. Fanny Lill & I went to clares for tea. maggie
Mc - Carrie P. Nellie & Mina were there also. George P. took Lill Maggie & I for boat ride.
retired 12. oclock
June June June - July July -
1894
July 1st Sunday. extremely hot day. George Fanny & I went to oil well was gone all morning-
I went to S.S. Ma Fanny & I to English Church. - Fanny & I called at Carters and Darlings
after tea. George was in retired 10
July 2nd Monday. hot day- big day at Park. we were all there. Mr Smith & Mr McKay here for
tea. retired 12-
July 3rd Tuesday nice day. Fanny & I called at Miss Talbots & Lossing'sin after noon there us
three were to Uncle Ron for tea Gorge took Fanny home after tea Mrs Wingrove was in
retired 9
July 4th Wednesday nice day washed I went with Mrs Clarke up to J. Monks. after Cherries.
then I went down town after tea retired 10
1894
July 5th Thursday. nice day ironed & sewed also picked currants then went down town after
sugar retired {time off page?}
July 6th Friday. cooler. rained in after noon. Lill to Miss Talbots for tea- I went to B. Study
retired 10 -
July 7 - Saturday nice but cool day. busy all day Pa went to Lilsonburg in after noon. Ma &
Lill went down town after tea retired 10
July 8. Sunday nice but rather cool. went to S.S. & B Church - Lill to church in evening Mr
Smith & I to springford Ms Lossing, girls, Maggie Mc-- {Fau?} Parker & Gorge {Shurrest?} in
after church retired 1/2 10
July 9. Monday. nice day washed Lill & I spent evening at Lossings retired 10
July 10. Tuesday hot day. Ma went up to Osbornes {cherries?} came George {Shurest?} here
for tea. retired 10
July 11. Wednesday. nice day but warm Mrs Anderson & Katie called Katie stopped for tea
Mr Smith & I went to garden party at Martin's retired 12
July 12 Thursday. Lill & Bruce went home with Aunt Fanny - hot day. Ma & I called at Jones.
retired 10.
July 13. Friday hot day Miss. Talbot here for tea. I went to B.Study &c retired 10. Bruce came
home
July 14 Saturday hot day busy morning home all day retired 10
July 15 Sunday nice day went to S.S. & BC. Lill came home Ma & Pa down to Miss Talbots
after tea George here all evening retired 11
July 16 {underneath date: Peter Mitchell died} Monday hot day washed &c - I went down
town after tea Lill to Miss T. all day retired 11
July 17 - Tuesday hot day ironed &c put {prick?} quilt {on?} Ma went down town aftertea
retired 10
July 18 Wednesday. warm day quilted George was in after tea sat on front steps till eleven
retired 11
July 19 Thursday quilted very hot day. george in after tea also Soph Kellest & Katie Jones
and Aunt Jane Ann. retired 11 -
July 20 Friday hot day. took quilt off. Sam Williams fixing {cistern?}. I was at Miss talbots for
tea then to Bible Study retired 10. rained some
July 21 - {underneath date: Mr Hardy called} Saturday nice day busy morning at shop in after
noon - down town after tea -retired 10-
July 22 Sunday - nice day. went to S.S. & B Church. Mina Elmer. Gorge & Charlie move up
after C. Church Mr Smith called & Lill & I went to church retired 10
July 23 - Monday - hot day washed & put quilt on - rained little. was home all day retired 10
July 24 Tuesday - hot day - Mrs Clarke and Mrs Wingrove in for a while in after noon. Ma &
Lill down town after tea. retired 1/2 9
July 25 - {underneath date: Joe Nobbs has little baby girl} Wednesday. hot day - ironed &c -
Mrs C. Jones two children Em. Lottie & Maggie Jones - Laura & Mabel Darling. Mr & Mrs
Fischer - Muira Lossing - Charlie Moore & friend & {Freauau?} Moore in after tea. Ma sat up
with S. Frank. retired 12.
July 26 Thursday. hot day. home all day. we girls went to park to meet Burgensville people.
had nice time retired 12.
July 27 Friday. hot day. Aunt Fanny & Clara here for the day. I went to Lilsonburg after tea
with Charlie Moore had nice drive - retired 1/2 1 {Kenneth?} came.
July 28 - Saturday hot day rained at night. I went down to Miss Talbots for while in after noon
also down town after tea Ma went with Mrs Clark up to Brouglis. retired 9
July 2. Sunday. nice day. went to S.S. & B. Church. Mil & Jamie here for tea. retired 9 1/2
July 30. Monday washed &c. was home all day retired 9 1/2
July 31 - Tuesday ironed. nice day was at shop. a good share of after noon. Ma & Mrs
Wingrove down town after tea I went for drive with Mil. Ma went to garden party at Fischers
retired 10.
1894
March 16 {underneath date: Mat Furlong 3rd baby duck} Friday nice day Barrie and I went
down to Aunt F. for the day. then to Choir practice retired 10
March 17 Saturday busy day. I went down town after tea retired 9 1/2
March 18 Sunday nice warm day. we went to S.S. & B.C. had to take Coats off so warm.
Albert {McMefaeir?}here for tea we to church. Mr Smith was in retired 9 1/2
March 19. Monday. nice day. Ma set a {hen?} - washedLill started at Miss Walkers. I went
down town and right back after tea Mrs Clarke was in.
March 20 Tuesday. rained some ironed. Carrie Cof. Leva and Mabel Darling here for tea
Elmer & Freeman Moore up after tea retired 10
March 21 {underneath date: Walter Lossing birth day} Wednesday. nice day. I went up to
Osborne after noon. ma over to Uncle Wm for short time retired 1/2 8
March 22 - {underneath date: L. Wallers birth day} Thursday. rainy day. Minnie here for
dinner - I did not feel very good had invitation to L Waller's to party but did not go. retired 1/2
8.
March 23. {row of X's underneath date} Friday very windy day. {underlined} Mr Wyatt
{/underlined} died 84 years old. Mother called there. us girls to choir practice retired 10
March 24 Saturday windy day home most of day. Maggie McF- was in - went to choir
practice retired 10
Aug 1st Wednesday - nice day. busy morning I went collecting for Father boys went with me
retired 9 1/3
Aug 2nd Thursday. nice rain early in morning - Mother two boys and I went to Dover with
other had nice time very tired Lill went driving with Mrs Clarke retired 9
Aug 3rd Friday cold day. Mrs {Hoofnest?}& Mrs {Youthwaile?} called. Lill to Lossings for I
went to B. Study retired 10
Aug 4th Saturday - nice day but cool. Mabel Darling & I - went to Kellests for dinner then to
Nellie McLean's- from there to Port Burwell retired 1/2 10
Aug 5th Sunday. nice day. went to Port in after noon then to Port for Church after tea - retired
11 1/2
Aug 6th Monday. warm day. called at Rob {McLeans?} in for noon. started for home at 1
oclock had tea at Kellests- returned home about 9 oclock Mrs Lossing & Mina & Miss Walker
here retired 10 1/2
Aug 7th Tuesday, washed. Mina here all after noon we girls went to woods. waded in creek.
Mr & Mrs Best here for tea - Ma & I went down town after tea retired 10
Aug 8th.. Wednesday. S.S. picnic - we went Mr McIntosh walked up with us Mr Smith called
and I went for drive retired 10
Aug 9st Thursday. busy day &c - nothing exciting retired 9
Aug 10 Friday - nice day ironed &c Mrs {Wothae's?} & Clarke was in I went to B. Study
retired 10
Aug 11 Saturday nice day busy Lill went to Lilsonburg with Mrs Clark. I was busy most of day
I went down toww {town} after tea retired 10
Aug 12 Sunday nice day. went to S.S. & B.C. all went for a walk except one - after tea Lucy
Osborne here for tea George & Elmer in after church retired 10 1/2
Aug 13- {underneath date is row of X's} Monday - washed &c - went down town after tea
retired 9
Aug 14 Tuesday ironed - & sewed went down town after tea retired 10
Aug 15 Wednesday. sewed most of morning. I went to Norwich after dinner Mona L. went
with me. Nellie & I called at Frankies- Ma went down town after tea retired 1/2 9.
Aug 16. Thursday. sewed most of day. Ma & I called at Jones after tea retired 9
Aug 17. Friday. nice day. sewed all morning went down to Darlings to tea then we went to Oil
well then I went to Choir practice then in to Alex McF- for short time retired 1/2 10
Aug 18 - Saturday warm day- busy day. Lisa Darling & I to Miss Walkers - for tea retired 10
Aug 19. Sunday- nice day, home all day- Will Kellest brought Lill home - George was in. I
went to church with George in evening retired 10
Aug 20. Monday- put quilt on went down town after tea. retired 9 1/2
Aug 21. Tuesday - washed - &c - ma went down town after tea took quilt off. mr Best called.
Dick Goodwin here for dinner and tea - Lisa & Mabel Darling and Mr McIntoch in after tea
retired 10.
Aug 22. Wednesday. nice day. brother up to St Charles - church. George took Lill & I in the
evening- had nice time retired 12.
Aug 23. Thursday. Workmans picnic we went - retired Mr Smith called & we went for drive
retired 10 1/2
Aug 24 Friday - nice day but warm. busy most of day we children . Mina & Maggie w/
Lossing had tea at Sulpher well- then to Bible Study retired 10
Aug 25 - Saturday busy morning- Ida Wardell here for dinner Maggie Lossing - Dave & Ellie
Purvis here after tea then us girls went down town retired 10
Aug 26 - Sunday {had nearly written Monday} - nice day went to S.S. & BC. Lill & I called up
at Jones' after tea retired 10
Sept 13 - Thursday - rained some - Ma & I went down town in after noon. was in stores and
called at Lossings & Anderson's - {Bill?} was in for while then we went for drive. retired 1/2
10
Sept 14 Friday nice morning - sewed most of day. Ada {Irvine?} here for tea Nellie & {Mina?}
Lossing up for short time then we went to meeting. retired 10.
Sept 15. Saturday. nice day although a little showeryMa & I went down town in after noon.
retired 9 1/2
Sept 16 Sunday - nice day. George & I went down to Aunt Fanny's. for dinner. Aunt Janie
Anne & cousins Emma here for tea Mil Lill & I went to Springford to church. retired 10.
Sept 17. Monday. washed &c. I went down town after tea. retired 9.
Sept 18. Tuesday. ironed & sewed rest of day Lill went to WCJW convention retired 9 -
Sept 19. Wednesday - nice day. had callers - Pa went to London. we put quilt on and Look
{took?} it - off. Kate Williams - & Maggie McFarlaue here for tea - rained retired 1/2 9 -
Sept 20 - Thursday lovely day. Five of Mr G. friends here for dinner - Lill & I went boating
most after noon - Lill went to meeting Mil here after tea retired 10
Sept 21 - Friday nice day. Mrs Wingrove - Miss Comfort Nellie Clare. called Aunt Sara &
Eddie here for tea. I was at Roy Lossing's for tea retired 10.
Sept 22 Saturday lovely morning. busy Mother & I went down town in after noon. rainy
evening retired 9
Sept 23 Sunday. nice day. cool at night I went to Sunday School. Nellie & Mina Lossing and
Mel here for tea Elmer Lossing called Georg & Carrie in after church retired 11 -
Sept 24 Monday, nice day washed & ironed &c - worked all day. George & I went to Norwich
after tea Lill went {eat?} peaches at Innis- Mrs Lossing & Mrs Purvis called retired 10-
Sept 25 Tuesday. busy day. number of callers - callers all evening - retired 1/2 10
Sept 26 Wednesday. big day of all busy morning - was married then Mel & I left for Toronto -
{put?} up at Palmer House retired 10 1/2 Belle Lisdale & Wes Fish married
Sept 27 - Thursday. lovely day went round city in morning then at two took boat for Niagara
put up at DeLacy house. retired 9
Sept 28 - Friday came back to Toronto had dinner then took train for Brantfor {Brantford?}
retired 11
Sept 29- Saturday Mel and I walked out to city then went to Ida's for tea & stopped
{shopped?} all night retired 11
Sept 30 Sunday - nice day only had little shower went to church at {Carisville?} to Uncle G
for dinner called at Murrays after noon - to Will {Letvethoms?} for tea - &c
Sept ----------------------------
Oct 1st {strokes in X shapes below date} Monday beautiful day - we came home at dinner
then went to Otterville in after noon retired 9
Oct 2nd Tuesday - nice day. went to Norwich in morning and got {carpert?}. Mrs Wm Brough
& daughter called rained at night retired 9.
Oct 3rd Wednesday. rainy morning I went to town brother here for day. A miss Wallace here
for tea we took mother home. rained retired 10 -
Oct 4st Thursday - rainy morning Mel went to Norwich and got chairs & table &c- we went to
{place} after noon - and got my things Edith Parson was there retired 10. rainy
Oct 5st Friday showery day - I was home all day & very busy Mel went to Mill - Mr & Mrs J.B
Hill Mr & Mrs With {Johnston?} called after tea retired 10
Oct 6 1894 Saturday nice day. little call we went to show. had dinner at father's also tea
three Kellest girls there also - we all went to concert soph came home with us - Fanny &
Lizzie stopped with Lill - retired 1 o'clock
Oct 7 - Sunday, nice day. George P here for dinner he took soph home - we went to B.
Church Bruce came home with us retired 1/2 8 -
Oct 8 Monday - nice day. we went to surprise for Uncle Wm also to Brock Murray's frunnel
{funeral?} - retired 9 Mrs L. Smith called
Oct 9. Tuesday. nice day washed - we went to town after tea I stopped at mothers while Mel
went to Lodge
Oct 10 - Wednesday. moved cook stove in Mrs G H. Hill and two boys. also Nellie Clare
called busy day. retired 1/2 8-
Oct 11 Thursday - rainy morning - put carpet down in front room - I went to Otterville in
afternoon Lillie came home with me - Lina Darling & McIntosh called after tea retired 10 -
Oct 12 - Friday nice most of day rainy evening I took Lillie home in after noon - retired 1/2 8
Oct 13. Saturday - busy day - Mill and I call WmBrough after tea retired 1/2 9.
Oct 14 Sunday cold day snowed little - very little Ma & Pa here all day. we went to church in
evening called into see Aunt Sara retired 10
Oct 15 Monday. nice day washed & ironed - very tired
Oct 16 Tuesday Mel went to Norwich with apples. then He & I went to Otterville after tea -
retired 10
Oct 17 Wednesday. home all day. Mel & I went up to Wm Johnstone after tea had very nice
call. retired 10
Oct 18 Thursday. lovely day Aunt Jane Anne & Cousins Emma, called - Mel went to Norwich
with apples. then after tea called at JB. Hill's retired 10 -
Oct 19- Friday - nice day - Barny here to dinner he was helping Mel to day. Bruce walked up
- was here all night retired 9 1/2
Oct 20. Saturday nice day. warm very. Bruce went with Mel to get tile there we went down
home after tea retired 10
Oct 21 Sunday - grand day very warm. {inserted above: we} went to S.S. & B Church there
called over to see how George was. there had tea at home. came home by eight -
Oct 22. Monday nice day. washed &c. home all day .
Oct 23 Tuesday. nice day rained at night Mel & I went down home. retired 10 1/2
Oct 24 Wednesday. Mil was threshing I was down home all day ma & I called at Darlings
Miss Walker's mis J.od Fish - Mrs Wyatt. Lossings. retired 9
Oct 25 Thursday. was home part of day. I called a {Thilberts?} retired 9
Oct 26 Friday - nice day. Bruce walked up was here all night - retired 9-
Oct 27- Saturday home all day we went down home after tea Albert McMikin there for tea
Oct 28 {underneath date: rows of L's in cursive} Sunday nice day - went to S.S & B Church
Lill Carrie home with us - we walked up to for Nobbs after tea retired 10
Oct 29 Monday. lovely day baked bread and Lill & I went to Lilsonburg and I got new coat
retired George Jackson's called
Oct 30 Tuesday. rainy day. home all day.
Oct 31 Wednesday. took Lill home. Ma & Mrs Clarke Mr & Mrs Wingrove here in after noon
then party in evening - Soph & Favy {Fanny?} here all night - ditcher came
1894
Nov 1st Thursday. girls went home nice day - busy all day. Mel took pigs to Norwich - {R
here?} Smith. wife & son here all evening retired 10 1/2
Nov 2nd Friday - busy day - home all day. retired early -
Nov 3. Saturday busy all day. Mel & I went to O - after tea Mabel Darling came home with us
retired 11
Nov 4th Sunday- nice day. we went over to WmBrough's in morning for mail - we went to
Church in evening Monday. nice day. washed &c. busy all day. Will Innis a boy
Nov 6th. Tuesday. church ironed &c. busy day.
Nov 7 Wednesday rather disagreeable day snowed some Barry here all evening
Nov 8 - Thursday. rather nice day. over head was home all day.
Nov 9. Friday. snowy day. Bruce came up in morning. Snowed in after noon. so men had to
quit work retired 9.
Nov 10 Saturday {cutters?} rain for first time this year but sleighing not good - Mel took Bruce
& I home. I stopped all night. retired 1/2 10
Nov 11 - Sunday nice day. Mother Bruce & I went to S. School and B Church - Mel came
down for tea then he Lill & I went to Springford to hear Mr White & daughter retired 11
Nov 12 - Monday. nice day. washed. killed pig &c - snowed in night
Nov 13 - Tuesday. snowy day. busy all day. Mrs J. B Hill here most of after noon. Mel sick
head ache at night.
Nov 14 Wednesday. nice day. I went with Mel up to Johnson's in morning for {cutter?} ride
came home got {desire of?} baked bread & chocolate cake then went with Mel to B. Haught's
after roaster around by Otterville retired 9 -
Nov 15 Thursday nice day sleighing gone. Lill Maggie McF- & Nellie Lossing here all day.
had Jolly time
Nov 16. Friday - I took a very easy day - called at g.H Hills and home by Otterville for mail -
Nov 17. Saturday home all day Eddie Brough after mail
Nov 18 - Sunday nice day we went to Mrs Wingrove for tea and then over home for short
time Snowed some
1894
Nov 19. Monday washed &c - we went to R. Smiths after tea Mr Best called.
Nov 20 Tuesday. Mr & Mrs Wingrove here for dinner Joe Nobbet family here for tea retired
10
Nov 21 Wednesday. ironed &c - was home all day.
Nov 22 Thursday. lovely day Thanksgiving day - I was down home for day. Ma & I called at
Miss Walkers Miss Talbots - Mrs D Purvis's Mis Lossing Lill came home with me.
Nov 23 Friday - sewed most of day Frankie Kirkly & girls called - retired 9
Nov 24 - {underneath date: row of X's} Saturday nice day but cold and windy - Lill done most
of work - Mrs Brough was in - we took Lill home after tea retired 10 -
Nov 25 nice Sunday - we went to S.S. & B. Church. did not stop any place -
Nov 26. Monday - rather busy day. was home all day.
Nov 27. Tuesday Thanksgiving day cold day. Mel & I went down home for tea. then he went
to Lodge retired 11 -
Noz 28 - Wednesday - was home all day.
Nov 29. Thursday - sewed most of day.
Nov 30 Friday. nice day. went to town got {carry?} put it up - and sewed rest of day. Mel & I
went over to G. Jackson's after tea
Nov ------------------------
Dec 1st Saturday busy morning - Mel & I went to Norwich in after noon I called at H. Cross's -
retired 1/2 10
Dec 2nd Sunday was called up at one oclock on account of {Rhurbeu?} Smith dying was
there most of day. Mrs Clarke & brother here for dinner -
Dec 3rd Monday. Mel went to Lilsonburg with Barny I over there most of day. Mrs W.
Johnston here for dinner - Miss Clara Smith here all night
Dec 4th Tuesday - was over to R. Smith most of day - Mis G Oatman & Mr Best Miss Clara
Smith stopped here all night -
Dec 5th Wednesday - went to R. Smith funnell {funeral?} - then went down home after tea
Dec 6th Thursday lovely day. Barny Austin here most of fore noon - Mel went to mill we went
over to Mrs Smith after tea -
Dec 7th Friday - nice day till about four oclock then rained we went to Norwich in after noon -
Dec 8th - Saturday rainy day. was home all day.
Dec 9th. Sunday. rather nice day home till about five then went down home for tea - Purvis's
were there. Lill came home with us
Dec 10. Monday - nice day washed &c rained at night
Dec 11 - Tuesday nice day - mel took Lill home & brought mother back her birthday. we went
up to Velma's and over to Mrs Smiths {Hall?} Brough & Familly here for tea and evening -
Dec 12 - {underneath date: Charlie Purvis another boy} Wednesday rained most of day. we
took mother home after tea
Dec 13. Thursday. bake bread & ironed Mel worked for Barny all day.
Dec 14 - Friday nice day. we went to Norwich and had picture taken then was over to
Barneys all evening -
Dec 15 Saturday busy morning went to town right after dinner Mel came with Barney and I
called at Clare's McFarlaues &c -
Dec 16 Sunday - nice morig {morning?} - rained little & blew very hard - was home all day.
Dec 17 - Monday - busy all day - we went to concert in M. Church I stayed with mother -
Dec 18 - Tuesday. sewed most of day. Mother & I went down town called at Mrs Clarkes - &c
- Bouchers there for tea I went to Springford in head to meeting -
List of Wedding presents
Uncle John - $20 1 doz forks - 1 doz knives 1/2 doz desert spoons - 1 doz teas poons {tea
spoons} 3 table knifes -
Aunt P - $10
Uncle Rob & Aunt Lill - $10.} butter dish - pickle dish & glove hook.
Grandma - $10 -} table cloth - 1 doz napkins & tray cloth
{Lina?} & Talbot - $10.
Uncle Wirt & Aunt Em - $10
Kenneth Clarke $3
Mother & Father - set dishes
Lillie - quilt
Bruce - comb. brush & glass-
George. &Carrie - water set -
Mr Goodwin - trunk - wet Mis Potts irons - bedroom set & holder
Cousin Emma Hornby {pin?} -
B. SundaySchool bible -
Aunt Fanny. table cloth
Mrs W. {Sturhoff?} - " "
Sara Frank - 1/2 doz {napkins?}
Soph Kellest - work baskey
Fanny " - centre piece for table
Mrs Alex McFarlaue - salad dishes
Mrs Sara William - table
Maggie McFalaue - tidy
Mrs Clarke - paper rack -
Maggie Jones - cake plate with handle
Aunt J. A - bed spread
Nellie Clare - Cake plate with handle
Lina & Mabel Darling - {object}
Mrs J. W. Fish - fruit dish -
Mrs Walker - silver cake dish & spoon
Mr Terryberry - photo
John Wyatt - pudding dish silver
Mrs H Wyatt - butter dish - china
Nellie Lossings - silver butter knife
Maggie Losing - painted banner
Mr & Mrs J. B Hutt - fancy bon. bon dish
James Hornby - 5 o'clock tea pot china
Mr & Mrs Wingrove - diner knives and forks doz - steele
Mr Smith - gold watch o fob.
Forresters - silver sugar bowl .
Miss Wm Brough - water set & tray -
Hamilton {Burkt?} - an alarm clock -
{written in pencil on bottom left: 2002.62.1}
Dec 19 {underneath date: row of X's} - Wednesday - was down home all day sewing - Mel
came for me in the evening
Dec 20 - Thursday - done general work
Dec 21 - Friday - done general work -
Dec 22 - Saturday {written over: Monday} was home all day till tea time then went over to
Barna's for tea &c -
Dec 23 - Sunday. went to S.S. & BC. Bruce came home with us
Dec 24 - Monday. nice day. but cold. We went to Norwet {Norwich?} in morning. Bruce here
all day -
Dec 25 - Christmas day - we went down home for day -
Dec 26 - Wednesday - washed. &c. Thelbert's & zina Jack son {Jackson?} here for tea -
Dec 27 - Thurs day {Thursday} - very cold day. home till evening then we went over to Will
Broughs -
Dec 28 - Friday nice day picked turkey & 2 chickens Nelie Clare & Lina Darling here for the
day -
Dec 29. Saturday nice day very busy we went to town in after noon. Mabel D. came home
with us.
Dec 30 Sunday nice day. Mabel Darling here we went to B. Church.
Dec 31 1894 - nice day - busy all day. I was in to Mrs Hills in after noon - Mel & I went to
concert at B. Church for S.S. - Lill came home with us very bad cold
O button hold all way round
1 row 32 {triple?} stitches
2 " 34 " "
3 -- 42 " "
row 6th 76 " "
7th row 2 Triple stitches {between?} ever three stitches with chain of three {between?}
8th row - same as 7th
9th a same as 8 only 3 triple stitches
10 " " same 9
11 " " " 10
12 " same as 10 only 4 triple stitches
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Mary Parson Smith, “Mary Parson Smith Diary & Transcription, 1893-1894,” Rural Diary Archive, accessed October 22, 2017, https://ruraldiaries.lib.uoguelph.ca/transcribe/items/show/80.