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Mary Elizabeth "Minnie" Baker Diary, 1914-1918

Mary Elizabeth (Minnie) Baker handwritten 1914-18 24.pdf

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races & lunch. Scholars gave me Bible, rose basket and roses. Went up to Mr. McConnells at night for few minutes.

June 29 Hot. Closed school. Social at Mrs. Thayers. Rather rainy.

" 30. Rainy morning. Cleared. Father came about 10 a.m. for me. Had dinner at Mrs. Churchills. Home about 5.30. Cyril & I went to garden party at Aucklands at night.

July 1. Spent most of day in bed resting. Louie & Willie leave 5.30 for Mabel's to get strawberries.

" 2. Fine. Basset Bluvelt & 2 children here to tea. Louie & Willie come home about 5 .Pm. Cyril brings Camera Club book.

" 3. Rainy. Father & I to town in the morning. Father & Roy go to Mabel's after tea to get blocks. Doing up cherries and strawberries. Hot.

" 4. Fine. Father Louie & I to church in morning. Rev. McMillson, first Sunday. Cyril & John to tea. All to church. Meet George & Mabel after church. Went home with them. Poured rain.

July 5. Fine in forenoon. Rained occassionally in afternoon. Picked 1/2 crate berries. Went up on {&?} p.m. car. Met Louie and came home.

" 6. Fine. Cool. Ironed and cut lawn.

" 7. Fine until evening afternoon. Heavy rain. Cyril & John here.

" 8. Fine.

" 9. " Soldiers from London marched to Pinafore Park. {in left margin: {Mon?} started haying} Louie, Willie & I went to town about noon. Out to park to see soldiers. Came home at four & Cyril & I went back after tea.

" 10. Fine hot. Stayed home all day.

" 11. Poured rain nearly all day. Cyril & John here to tea. No one went to church.

" 12. Heavy downpour of rain during night. Cleared in afternoon. Uncle Ben & Aunt Jennnie here to tea. Roy took Louie to Alma College.

" 13. Very hot. Cyril & I to summer school at night.

" 14. Hot.

" 15. Very hot. Cyril & I to summer school again.

" 16. Hot. Heavy downpour of rain. Thunder & lightning.

" 17. Hot. Father & Roy to town in forenoon. Al, Violet and Will Jackson come out in evening.

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