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Courtland Olds Diary, 1887

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September MONDAY 19 1887

Have had Joe husking corn on the Big Flat to day for the first, while Lewis has been furrowing out wheat ground & cleaning out furrows & e. Went up to Mrs Henry Williams this morning after his daughter Marianne who has agreed to do house work for us at one dollar and fifty cents per work. Succeeded in geting her this time and was thankful for ma is so unfit to do the work of the family. Had Mr. John Mencks here to dinner, and for a short visit. Recieved an invitation from him to attend a Grange social soon.

September TUESDAY 20 1887

Joe has continued to husk corn to day as usual. Wes has finished cleaning out furrows, and this afternoon he and I have been cleaning wood out of the creek bottom next to McBrides. Thought it a good plan to take advantage of the present low water to, get some wood and to make the creek look more tidy as well. Was down to Jarvis this forenoon, after a note given to Tom. {Eaid?} last spring for which I has recieved no value. Got it back all right.

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