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Mary Elizabeth "Minnie" Baker Diary, 1914-1918

Mary Elizabeth (Minnie) Baker handwritten 1914-18 23.pdf

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June 10. Fine. Cool. Went to Mrs. J. McNights to a pattern to crochet a centrepiece. Rained to no league.

"11. Cool. Little rain. Practice for children's day. Choir practice. Mr. Steven here to tea.

"12. Fine. Cora, the children and I decorated church for Children's day. Practiced.

"13. Rainy early in morning. Fine. Children's Day a success. Went to {Lady?} Thayer's to dinner and tea. Meth church in afternoon. Union at night.

"14. Fine. Cecil {?} here to paint pictures in evening.

"15.Fine. Rainy forenoon. Mr McConnel, Kate and I went to his other place to salt cattle and get ferno.

"16. Fine. Went to Mrs. Browns to tea and all night Great Lord Picnic at Port {Bruce?} and Baker picnic at Pinafore Park.

"17. Fine. Went to league but no service.

"18. Fine. Basil Wardell, Hugh Brown, Glayer Thayer and I motored to London to see Pearl Brown nurse in training at Victoria Hospital. Poured rain nearly all the time. Took some fruit to Carling Heights to soldiers.

June 19. Fine. Cooler. Went to town in afternoon with Gillotts and at night with J. McKnights.

"20. Fine. S.S. and church twice to Bernice White's to tea.

"21. Fine. Enhance Exam began. Went to Mrs. Emerson {McLaggart?} and stayed all night. Heavy electrical storm and rain.

"22. Fine but windy. At Mrs. Robert's all night. Colder.

"23. Very cold and windy. Cyril came to school about 3.30 here to tea and to strawberry social in Meth church. Cold.

"24. Warmer. Fine. Went to Mrs. Chase's to tea and then to League.

"25. Fine. Meth. Union and day school. S.S. picnic at Port Bruce. Good time. Bernice and I went home with Mr. C. McLaggart to tea and then came to choir practice.

"26. Fine. Hazel, Stella, Edna, Cora and I to town in morning to get candy, lemons etc for school fair. Packed my trunk in afternoon. To town at night with Cecil and Miss {Teie?}.

"27. Grand. Hot. Church and S.S. twice. Mrs. Churchill's to tea and here to tea.

"28. Grand day. School, picnic. About 15 there. Baseball.

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