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Mary Elizabeth "Minnie" Baker Diary, 1914-1918

Mary Elizabeth (Minnie) Baker handwritten 1914-18 15.pdf

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Dec 13. Snowed nearly all day. Cold S.E. wind. S.S. in morning. Church in afternoon no church at night. Harvey here all day.

"14. Fine but cold. windy. Some sleighing. Tremendous cold night. Practice.

"15. Cold and windy. Practice.

"16. Little milder. Sleighing. Christmas entertainment. Good crowd. Splendid programme. Proceeds # 30.

"17. Milder a little fine. {Illegible} meeting here.

"18. Much milder. Novelty shower for Flossie Liddle at Mrs. Churchills. About 35 there. Good time.

"19. Snowy and windy. Mild. Kate McNight and I planned to go to St.Thomas and Mabels but storm prevented. Cleared up in afternoon.

"20. Fine day. S.S on morning. S.S church in afternoon.Pearl Browns {illegible} church at night.

"21. Cold windy day. Mr. John McNight took a small sleigh load to Jaffa to Christmas entertainment at Jaffa Bapistchurch.

"22. Cold windy day.

Dec. 23. Fine but cold. Went to Alymer with Gordon Gillott. Upon train. Met Louie and Ray. Got home about p.m. Cyril.

" 24. Fine cold, Busy all day. preparing for Christmas.

" 25. Very cold but fine. Mabel, George and John to dinner, John to tea. Cyril at night. 32 degrees below zero at night.

"26. Cold. Father Louie and Willie went to town.

"27. Little milder, Fine. Cyril took Willie and I down to Mabel to tea and evening.

"28.Quite cold. snowy and rainy. Fine. George took us down to Mr. and Mrs. Crossin afternoon.

"29. Milder but snowy and sleety.

"30. Fine day. Cyril came to dinner and tea. Took Willie and I home. Met Leola at train in St.Thomas. Cold but clear.

"31. Fine. Louie Willie and I went up to Annie Fishback to dinner and called at Cousin Johnnys and Bassette in afternoon.

Jan 1. Fine but cold. Us All alone for New Years.

"2. Terrible blizzardy day. Cold, windy and snowy.

"3. Cold but fine. Cyril and I came to {illegible} to Eliza Gillott's to tea.

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