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Courtland Olds Diary, 1887


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March MONDAY 7 1887

My man and I got up hay from the little barn this forenoon. This afternoon we have been cuting wood in the woods It has been thawing all day and to night it is again quite muddy. Went down to Holcomb this evenings after some Soda buscuits. Learned from Mrs. Holcomb that Old Mr Holcomb was very poorly and not expected to live, but a short time. A telegram came to Mrs. Holcomb to day asking James to go down to Pelham to see his father before he dies. The latter is nearly ninety five years of age.

March TUESDAY 8 1887

Have had Peter at work on the wood-pile at the house to day. I went up to Simcoe partly to attend a meeting of the Division Grange. Took ma with me and had dinner and tea at Florence's. Learned some experiences of Bro. Ed. Chrystler with regard to seeding farm produce to the Grange Wholesale supply company {Front?} for disposal. Think seriously of seeding aggs and other things especialy butter this Season. The con expenses are nothing except fright which is small. Found the roads in a very bad state.

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