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Mary Elizabeth "Minnie" Baker Diary, 1914-1918

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

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errands after school.

Feb. 17. Fine and Mild. League and Meth choir practice.

" 18. Fine. Mild snow going. 19 Copenhagen and Dunboyne young people rent Aylmer roller rink. About 50. Splendid crowd.

" 19. Fine. Surprize party for Harvey Van Slyke at Mr. J. Kings. About 50. Good time.

" 20. Mild. Sleighing gone. Uncle John Baker's wife buried.

21. Fine. Springlike. S.S. church in Union. Church in Meth. Mamie Parker's to dinner. Mamie, Anna, Basil here {John?}.

" 22. Cloudy. Very mild. No sleighing.

" 23. Rainy nearly all day.

" 24. Still cloudy. Card party at Mrs. Ellsworth's. About 35 there. Good time till 2:30 am.

" 25. Snowing. Windy. No League.

" 26. N.W. blustry wind. Cora and I went to Mc McConnell's to tea and evening.

" 27. Town with G. Gillott. Dr. McLay said ligiments of 4th dorsal bone were strained. Stayed with Mrs. J. McNight to Mrs. Lindsay's to tea. Went to rink. Very small crowd.

" 28. Fine. S.S. once & church twice.

" Mar. 1. Fine. N.W. wind.

" Mar. 2. Fine. Cold. Cora and I went to Mrs. J. McNight's to tea and evening.

" 3. Cold but bright. Windy.

" 4. Fine. Went to League. Was to take topic of Health but few came so no service.

" 5. Mild. Heavy snow fall. Went to Pearl Brown's after school. Learned to play Euchre, Poker and Five Hundred.

" 6. Snowy all day. Quite good sleighing. Stayed at Pearl's all day. Hugh took me home after tea. Roll McLennan and Pearl took me to rink at night.

" 7. Snowing in forenoon and afternoon. Fine at night. Cutter ride. S.S. & church 3 times. Went to Mrs. McNight's to tea. Mr. and Mrs. Boxall there too.

" 8. Fine. Cold. N. wind.

" 9. " Mild. Springlike.

" 10. " " " Cora and I to tea at Mr. McConnells. Edna Lee, Harry, Norman Kent, Mr. and Mrs. J. McNight, Grace Jones and Cora & I played 500.

" 11. Fine. Windy. League.

" 12. Fine. Father came for me. Visited Dr. McLay again for goitre. Cyril, Zell and Leola

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