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William Sunter Diary, 1893


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SEPTEMBER 1888 1893

13 14 Thursday

Weather dry & warm although yet threatning. Willie had a notion to draw in his hungarian grass which has been covered up some time but found it too damp on examination - I drove down Bella's rig to Everton and got some wheat for her to feed the chickens and went in time so that I could leave Everton as soon as the mail was distributed. Bella wanted to hear about Alex. should there be any word from him. a long letter did come to hand informing us that he did have a very tedious time in getting home and the baby sick besides - he did not arrive home till Monday. I sent away a letter to Alex McGregor.

14 15 Friday

Quite a heavy thunder storm through the night, or rather early this morning. there was very little rain accompanying it however, which we very much regretted as rain at this time is very much needed. we had a call from Thomas Tolton and he had dinner with us. he was looking at hte building roof and giving some advice. he went on to Alberts expecting to thresh there afternoon which they did not. I drove the colt & buggie over to Pattons, near by Allan Robertsons and bought a square of 2nd class shingles for patching roof of shed. paid a dollar for them and brought them on the hind part of the buggie. Robert Morton threshed this afternoon.

15 16 Saturday

A very disagreeable day. the wind has been very high and it has rained in showers less or more all day. Lizzie drove "Jeenie" in the buggie to Guelph. Margaret went with her. they had butter & Eggs. ours was 17 lbs butter and some eggs. 22c per lb for all the butter. 14 for eggs. I intended being at the roof fixing but it was too wet. Mrs Mutrie was brought home to day in the Ambulance and stood the journey very well indeed - Lizzie & Mother went to the hospital to see her before she started for home.

16 17 Sunday

the wind fell from the hurricane of yestersday to be a tolerably calm one to day. it also kept dry and pleasant. the girls drove to Everton this forenoon. Mrs Webb walked up this morning to let me know there was to be a Workman's funeral to day in Erin - I could not drive myself conveniently and neither Rd McWilliams nor Robt. Jestin were disposed to go so I also had to remain at home.

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