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William Sunter Diary, 1893


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APRIL MAY 1888 1893

30 May 1 Monday

Threatning rain in the early part of the day and, rained pretty steadily and heavily in the afternoon. I drove down to Everton this morning and mailed a letter to Alex. McGregor. On our way home Maggie & I called upon Loree's. I took some notes to assist me in drafting up an obituary for old Mr Loree - on returning home I started to write, and after dinner drove Margaret down to Webbs to help them mix paint. at 1/2 past 3 I hitched up again and drove down to the corner for Minnie whence she had come to see Dr Dryden. Mr & Mrs Loree drove up in the evening and I wrote up the obituary notice, and Shaw took it away with him - we had a very pleasant visit from them.

May 1 2 Tuesday

Somewhat dull to day , but there has been no rain, the land is some drier. we are beginning to feel very uneasy on account of the lateness of the season. the Boys have sowed no grain at all yet, and Willie feels particularly anxious on account of having 9 acres of sod to plow. Johny & I drove down to Usherwood's this forenoon and, I told him of the day's plowing he owed me and, he seemed to look on the matter kindly saying of he owed me for that, he was only too glad to pay for it, and agreed to let the one account stand against the other. Johny has been moving a fence and Willie splitting wood, forenoon in the bush. Margaret & I drove down to see Mrs Albert Tolton. she is improving. fat hogs are, we hear 6 1/2 a hundred now.

= 2 =3 Wednesday

A little warmer to day. the sun shone awhile in the morning and gave promise of being the first day of the season so far. But it became overcast again and remained so all day. I drove Maggie & her mother to Guelph to day. we got the loan of Mr Webb's mare and drove her with our colt- they went finely together. we had 46 dozen eggs and sold to Mr Weatherston for 9 1/2 cts. Maggie got a tooth pulled at Campbells 50c - another tooth that may have to come out soon he agreed to pull for 25c. Margaret bought stuff for a Summer coat. we bought a dressd for Bella's Boy - Willie - $1.50 - I got 50 lbs cut nails $1.50. pair Boots $2.15. watch glass 15c - I took in $16.00 brought back $4.50. I saw about the cutting of the cherry lumber at Bell's, to be cut into inchand edged. Willie has worked on the land to day. there is not much doing on the land towards Guelph. it is a terribly late season.

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