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Mary Elizabeth "Minnie" Baker Diary, 1914-1918

Mary Elizabeth (Minnie) Baker handwritten 1914-18 19.pdf

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Duncan Kate and their man at our place.

Mar. 13. Fine & mild. Father & I to town. Brought Mabel home with us.

" 14. Grand & springlike. Dad Mabel & I to church. George to dinner. Cyril and I come to Dunboyne Here to tea, church and Mr. McConnell's after church.

" 15. Grand day

" 16. " Went to Mrs. 17 Boxalls after. N. wind Went tea. Mr. & Mrs. J. McNighs Grace Jones, Lorne, Gordon and Lela White there too. Colder.

" 17. Fine. N. wind. Went Mrs. Roberts for tea and all night.

" 18. Fine. Warmer.

" 19. " " Kate McNight and I drove to Mabel's after school.

" 20. Grand day. N.W. wind. Went to town on traction car from Mabel's. Back here again Cyril at night.

" 21. Fine. Colder. Kate Mabel and I drove to St. Thomas to Grace church. Left Dunboyne about 3.30. Went to Mr. McConnell's to tea. Came here about 9 {am?}. Snowing in afternoon.

Mar. 22. Snowing. Quite cold.

" 23. Mild. Fine.

" 24. " " Sugar social in Meth. church.

" 25. Rainly nearly all day.

" 26. Very cold. N.W. wind. Snow. Went to Mr. McConnell's to tea.

" 27. Fine Cold. Went to town with 28 Kate McNight and Miss Edna McConnell. Mr. McC to tea and evening.

" 28. S.S. in morning. Gordon Gillotts all day, evening. Very stormy, at night. Wind, snow etc.

" 29. Fine and blizzardly in spells. Cold. Little snow.

" 30. Fine but cold.

" 31. Fine. Went to Bernice Whites for tea and all night.

Apr. 1. Fine. Roy came for me. Called at Dr. McLay's in Aylmer. Eva to our place. Cyril at night.

" 2. Fine. Eva and I went down to Mabel's. Roy took us to town went on 11.30 am. Came to town at night at 6.10. Went to Knox at night to hear Dr. Gordon. Roy came for us.

" 3. Fine. Father Eva & I to town.

"4. Fine. Father Louie and I to church. Roy went to hear Dr. Gordon in afternoon. Cyril took me to church & evening.

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