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Mary Elizabeth "Minnie" Baker Diary, 1914-1918

Mary Elizabeth (Minnie) Baker handwritten 1914-18 26.pdf

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{Crosshatch: Very wet}

Aug. 19. Fine. Come home in afternoon.

"20. ". Finish drawing barley.

"21. Rain. I go to town for Curtis and Neva. Get eyes tested and order glasses.

"22. Rainy. Louie Curtis and Father to church. Cyril. John here to tea. Church.

"23. Fine. Mrs. Churchill and Paulina here.

"24.Tremendous downpour of rain and electrical storm.

"25. Cooler. Fine. Curtis and Neva and I go to Mrs. Paddons to dinner and George Westlake to tea. Cyril here.

"26. Fine. Cool. Curtis Neva and I call at Mrs. Jim Westlakes and Mrs. {Lisdak?}. Then to town and get glasses.

"27. Fine. Louie takes Curtis and Neva to town. Cyril here.

"28. Fine. Hot. Father and I to market. Get glasses again fitted. Go to London and to Hyde Park to Margaret Armstrongs.

"29. Fine. Cool. Go to Hyde Park church. Then in Mr. Halls car to Mr. Halls to tea.

"30. Cloudy and very cool. Back to London and {illegible} home. Cyril met me at the station and home.

{Crosshatch: Frost} 31. Fine. Little warmer. Took Louie to town to go to Aunr Maggies.

Sept. 1. Fine. Warmer. Went with Eva {Hemris?} to London to get boarding place. Mabel and George here to dinner and tea.

{Crosshatch: Finished Harvest} "2. Mabel and George here to dinner and wedding anniversary. Cyril here at night. Fine.

"3. Fine.

"4. Fine. Father to town, Louie home from Aunt Maggies.

"5. Rainy. Mrs. U.M and Mr and Mrs Tom Baker and Ainley here to dinner and tea. Cyril. Rained at night.

"6. Fine. Howard born at 7.15 a.m. Father took me to Mabels in forenoon. Rainy.

"7. Mabel and baby fine. Fine.

"8. Fine in afternoon. Washed.

"9. Fine. Very hot.

"10. Fine. Very hot.

"11. " ". Louie and 12 father come down in {morning?}.

"12. Fine Cyril came after tea.

"13. Fine. Hot.

"14. ". Hot. Mr and Mrs. Cross go to London Fair.

"15. Fine. Hot.

"16. Little cooler. Ray and Bernice Cyril and I go to London Fair. Rained at night.

"17.Fine. Ray and Bernice here & dinner.

"18. Rained in afternoon. Went to town on car.

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