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Benjamin Reesor Diary, 1871-1878

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Dec 1872 == ==Jan 1873

19 all went to meeting at Hebron Remark by Re {Reverend} H Barkey Sermon on St Luke 12 C by Re C Gayman Visitors after Service Re H Barkey & wife & J Stovers W. fine Clear Br C & family were here this evening. snowing now 9 PM

20 I brought home Chop from Cedar Grove Mills AM Chored PM. W. about 9 in snow last night soft drissle AM

21 Chored AM Put in & fitted 2 windows in Dyke's stables PM. very Cold Job. W. very Cold sleighing fair

22 Sunday at home CB's youngsters were here. W. very Cold

23 We killed & dressed 4 geese AM. started to take them to Markham PM. turned back at Silver Spring farm (D Reesor {Junr's) too Cold, windy. snow squaals {squalls} from west JB was here for some feed at noon

24 Intended to kill Galloway this AM. Br S {Simeon} & his man Came but it was so cold that we Postponed it. I went to Markham PM. W. very Cold Clear

Christmas 25. We all & my mother went to Br S's by Invitation to help Dispatch a splendid fat Gobbler. W. Cold pretty strong blow from East

26 Chored. W. Snowed slowly from east all day

27 I & little Herman went to AB's to help kill Goat & Beef. W. Cold AM. Milder PM

28 I Br S & his man J Davis killed Galloway Bull W. a great deal milder. snowed slowly. large flakes

Sunday 29 I took my Mother to JD's awhile staid for dinner W. Clear pretty Mild

30 I helped CB at threshing. W. rather sharp CB's & Old Isaac Moyers were here tonight JB is here tonight

31 I helped Br S finish threshing about 3 PM JB staid till I Came home & Cut some sheaves with my Cutting box for himself. W. milder Cloudy

January 1st 1873 at home all day McMs were here at noon & Br Ns & Br Cs this evening. W. mild Cloudy

2 Took 6 bus Chop to Cedar Grove Mills AM went to JDs PM. W East wind sleet & slight rain PM

3 Chored & brought home Grist PM. Shot 2 black squirrels. busst nipple out of rifle. W. mild. heard that Mother in law is sick

4 I & Nancy went to see Mother in law she is pretty sick with inflammation. W. clearing from West AM fine PM JH Ramer's Came to stay all night

Jan 1873

Sunday 5 I opened Hebron & put on fire but there was no Preaching heavy snowstorm from East all day

6 Chored AM. Went to help C B kill a hog PM sprained my back in helping to place the scalding trough. had to go home. W. fine Clear. didnt snow very much

7 didnt do much. back lame yet. W. mild yesterday

8 didnt do much. Chord a little. W. some blowing

9 Went to Belford AM. I to Br S's PM. W. very sharp

10 Chored. W. very Cold Clear

11 Chored. W. very Cold Clear

Sunday 12 All went to JDs. W. pretty mild. East wind tonight

13 I went for Dr Mc. AM. Br C has a bad spell again Caught Cold. a little Congestion on the lungs. Chored PM W. drissly rain. thawing pretty freely

14 Chored AM. Went Belford PM. I & Nancy went to Colon Reesor's this evening they were not at home

15 Helped J D thresh. W. heavy storm W. some west wind wind & snow from East AM. Cleared up PM. mild tonight

16 Helped Br S & R W kill a beef for Br C PM W. rained nearly all AM. & again this evening Br C is not much better yet

17 I & Nancy went to Simon Hoover's & brought H Barkeys daughter Sarah to work for Br C. S Lehmans were here this evening. W. Cold north wind. Clear

18 Chored. W. Pretty Cold

Sunday 19 at home. W. pretty Cold Nancy had a sick spell after supper. vomited & Pain on stomach some better now bedtime

20 I got Frank shod AM took small grist Chop to Cedar Grove mill PM W. dribbling snow all day. Nancy better again

21 I & Nancy went to Finlaws. W. snowed fast from East all day. Mother inlaw some better

22 Chored. I & little boys Cleaned some tailings for Chop PM Br S's were here this evening. W. fine Clear

23 All went to A B's. W. very sharp East wind pretty Cold

24 Chored AM. made road through field below garden PM. lane pretty well filled up Snowed from East last night & all AM. snow pretty deep. Mild

25 Took grist Chop to Cedar Grove Mills AM I & Nancy went to Belford PM. W. pretty Cold Clear

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