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Courtland Olds Diary, 1887


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September FRIDAY 23 1887

Lewis and I have been drawing corn from the Flat this forenoon. Got two loads of unhusked corn inside ready for a rainy day. Joe has been helping Alexander Marr thresh about three quarters of the time to day. Unckle Holmes Matthews and wife were here to dinner, and for a short visit. Went down to the schoolhouse for an evenings entertainments, the proceeds of which are to be used in building sidewalks.

September SATURDAY 24 1887

Have been gathering and sorting over apples to day, and Wesley has been helping me. We are trying to get a load of Fall apples ready to take up to Simcoe. Joe has has been husking corn on the Big Flat. Ma and I went out to Dover this evening to look after some small matters. Drove up to Wellington carpenters on the way home to see how Mrs carpenters was. Found her in a very low state of health. A consultation had been held this morning.

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