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Mary Elizabeth "Minnie" Baker Diary, 1914-1918

Mary Elizabeth (Minnie) Baker handwritten 1914-18 16.pdf

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Jan 4. Began school. 1915. Milder fine. Good sleighing.

"5 Foggy in morning. Fine.

"6 " " " Pained nearly all day. Sewing in Union church for Belgians.

"7. Very windy. Sewed in afternoon for Belgians. League at night.

"8 Fine. Poor sleighing. Choir practice at M. Liddles. Mr. King took Fern, Cora and D.

"9. Fine. Went to town in afternoon with Mrs. and Pearl Brown. Went at night with Mr and Mrs McNight. Went to rink to see Miss D'Vorak fancy skater. Skateed a little.

"10.Fine day. Milder. Church and SS. morning and afternoon. Went to Mrs McNights for tea and spent evening.

"11. Fine. Mild. Snowed tiny little in afternoon.

"12 Mild. Went to Fern's to tea to fill out form for her application to Victoria hospital. Choir practice at night,

"13. Mild.

"14. Mild. League. Skated at school.

"15. Mild. Choir practice. Called to see Hazel Churchill who was sick. Harvey here to tea to get help with his homework.


Jan 16. Mild. Went to Mrs. VanSlyke's to help Harvey with school work. Stayed to tea and all night.

"17. Heavy rain during night. Forenoon mild and sunny like sugar making day. Colder in evening. Anniversary services. {Rev's Mager, Hurant} and Charleton. Mr and Mrs. Norman Chalk, Mrs and Miss Hangerfield and Mrs. McKay here to tea.

"18.Colder. Little snow. Good crowds at tea. Meeting. Proceeds 50 cents. Snowing.

"19. Good sleighing again. Revival meeting again.

"20. Quite cold. Revival meetings.

"21. Cold. Foggy early in morning. Revival meeting. Terribly cold.

"22. Cold. Blustry wind and snow. Revival meeting. Milder.

"23. Little milder. Fine. Mr and Mrs Johnson here.

"24. Fine. Cold. SS and church {illegible}. Fern. Kings to dinner. Basil and Albert Harvey here to tea and church .

"25. Heavy fall of snow during night. Very cold. Revival meetings.

"26. Cold. Fine. Went to Mrs. Gillotts after school. Church with them and Mr. McNights after church.

"27. Fine. Cold. Church at night.

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