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Courtland Olds Diary, 1887


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November THURSDAY 24 1887

On account of rain that has been falling ever since morning slowly but steadily Lewis and I have not been able to work out of doors. Have been levelling the ground under the West shed, righting up the foundation and doing some repairs on the barn. Have never felt better satisfied with a days work than with to days. It makes such an improvement on the buidlings. We are prepareing to build a couple of rows of {stancherons?} for fastening the young cattle in West shed.

November FRIDAY 25 1887

Have been full of business agin to day as usual. Went to Dover this forenoon to look after some small matter.s This afternoon to Judson Austins after some Grange goods. Lewis went up to his fatherinlaws. W. Matthews this afternoon after some potatoes & c. Rain appears to have come in earnest. News of the death of my dear friend C. J. Cooke came to night very unexpectedly. Funeral on Sunday. Am expected at the funeral. Surely life is uncertain.

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