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Courtland Olds Diary, 1887


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August SATURDAY 20 1887

Took Mr. Ardley out to Dover in time for the Grand Trunk train North. He expects to arrive in Tor Montreal to morrow morning at about eight. Have been more than pleased with this young. His company has been particularly enjoyable. Felt sorry to have him leave so soon. Lewis continues to plough on the field by McBrides and Joe is now harrowing. The ground harrows up beautifuly. Our old spotted cow got mired in the creek to night. Expect to have a time geting her out.

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August SUNDAY 21 1887

On account of rain we could not go out to church as is our custom. Our old spotted cow got down in the muddy creek bottom and Joe and had to get her out this morning. She seems to be weak from want of green food arrising from the protracted dry weather. Her teeth being all gone with old age. The rain has continued to fall nearly all day, and th dry weather is broken at last. Have enjoyed some precious season in sweetest communion with my God thought the day. His favour is indeed better than life.

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