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Courtland Olds Diary, 1887


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October MONDAY 17 1887

Sent Lewis out to Springvale this forenoon after a load of Lime for building the cellar wall under tennant house. This afternoon we have been geting the house leveled up ready for work. I went down to Jarvis this morning to see about an account with Mr. Capenter respecting the buggy. Called at Holcombs & took sweet Ida Skinner with me. it is seldom indeed that such a precious pure minded innocent girl is found. Called at Jarvis for dinner on the way home.

October TUESDAY 18 1887

The boys and I have got to work in right good earnest at the cellar under the little house. Fully expect to have a long tedious job, Had a visit from our minister Bro. James Goodwin to day, he took dinner with us. The weather has become warm & nice at last. Rain fell in some localities last evening in large quantities, but none here. We are much in need of rain at present, Stock water is geting low.

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