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Mary Elizabeth "Minnie" Baker Diary, 1914-1918

Mary Elizabeth (Minnie) Baker handwritten 1914-18 13.pdf

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Lorne to Mrs. Whites.

Nov. 7. Grand day. Lela Annabell Roberts and I went in afternoon to Copenhagan hall evaporator and store to visit.

" 8. Rainy all forenoon. Clearing in afternoon. Much colder. Went to Copenhagen S.S. with Lorne and Lela. Dunboyne church at night. Cold.

" 9. Ground almost white with snow in morning. Cold. First practice for play.

" 10. Cold. Rainy windy.

" 11. Little occassional rain or snow. Went to Mrs. Churchill's to tea. {scribble} Ladies Union there. Practice for entertainment.

" 12. Fine. Intended going to Mt. Salem League but rain at night stopped us.

" 13. Colder. Occassional rain. Practice for Xmas.

" 14. Fine day. Warmer. Intended going home but couldn't get to train. Went to Aylmer with Mr. and Mrs. G. McKay.

" 15. Rained heavily all day. No services in Union church. Church in Meth. Miss Cora Tufford's father buried here. Cora and I went thro' rain to Mrs. J. McNight's to tea. Colder.

Nov. 16. Very cold and windy. Freezing quite hard. Practice. Snow flurries.

" 17. Cold. Little snow. Went with Mr. + Mrs. McNight to Guy Bros. Minstrels in Aylmer opera house.

" 18. Cold and windy. Cyril came to Dunboyne after four but I was helping clean stovepipes at school so didn't see him till after five. He arrived in St. Thomas Sat. the 14. We went to Mrs Gillotts in evening.

" 19. Very cold. Some snow. Practiced at Meth. church for girls to sing at the honey social.

" 20. Cold Practice in Meth. church. Went to Bernice Whites to tea and then to practice for Christmas tree. Little snow.

" 21. Cold. Pearl Brown takes me to station. Met Louie Willie and dad in St. Thomas. Get home about 430. Cyril comes in evening

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