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Mary Elizabeth "Minnie" Baker Diary, 1914-1918

Mary Elizabeth (Minnie) Baker handwritten 1914-18 17.pdf

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Jan.28. Fine. Church. Harvey boys here after church.

"29. Cold. Church.

"30. Very cold. Went to town in afternoon with Mr. and Mrs. McNight. Went with Thayer's in load to Alymer to patriotic concert at Mrs. Chambers.

"31. Stormy from east. Milded. No S.S. and church in Union. {both at ?}

Feb. 1. Terrible stormy day. Rain, snow, sleet and wind from N.E. Tea meeting and Eng. dinner at Meth. Church and [sat here?}.

"2. Roads blocked. Terrible blizzard no school. Cold N.E. storm.

"3. Cold but fine. All scholars and myself went to Meth church to dinner.

"4. Fine. Went to Mrs. McKnights to tea. Then leagues and Meth choir practice.

"5. Rainy all day. Valentines box at school. Poured rain at night. Lorne came up and took me to Mrs. Holditches.

"6. Terrible windy snowy day. Went w {with?} load to Alymer to rink. Herb's house ran away no one hunt. {Daring?} man at skate at rink.

"7. Sacrament at Meth Church. Snowed nearly all day. Mild. Went to Mrs. Ellsworth to dinner & Mrs. F. White to tea. Bernie and Harley bring me home. No union service.

"8. Snowing. Mild.

"9. Mild. Snow in forenoon. Went to Mrs. McNight to tea to make box for box social. N.W. wind.

"10. Snowed some. Snow very deep. Went to Mrs Hayes with N.W. wind 11. Very mild Cora about 9 a.m. to help she and Mrs. Doo little make box for box social.

"11. Mild. Almost rain.

"12. Mild. Roads slushy. Box social at Mr. Mike McNights for Ladies Institute of {?}. Went in Mr. John McNight's load. Splendid time.

"13. Went to Alymer with Gordon Gillott. Up on train. Met Louie, Mabel, dad and Cousin Bob. Louie and I went home with John C. Mild but fine. Cyril at night.

"14. Rainy. Very mild. George and Mabel to dinner. Cyril to tea. We left for {?} about 7 p.m. Heavy rain and very poor sleighing on Tabbot St.

"15. Cloudy and Mild. N.W. wind.

"16. Snowing very little. Mild. Went up to Mrs. McNight's and Mr. McConnell's on

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