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Mary Elizabeth "Minnie" Baker Diary, 1914-1918

Mary Elizabeth (Minnie) Baker handwritten 1914-18 28.pdf

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{incomplete newspaper clipping about WW1 in between pages}

Sept. 19. Grand day. Cyril & I go to Talbotville anniversary afternoon & evening. Stellas Anfords to tea.

" 20. Fine. Cloudy towards night. Cyril & I go to Dunboyne to concert in Union church to Cora's for all night. Heavy downpour 10 p.m.

" 21. Cold N.W. wind. Go up to call on McConnells & McKnights in forenoon. To school in afternoon. Eliza came for me about 4.30. There all night.

" 22. Grand. Go with Eliza to School Fair at Mt. Salem. Then to Mrs. Whites to tea and all night. Jeff & Browns there.

" 23. Fine. Mr. White took me to station, St. Thomas & to Mabel's Louie & Mrs. Burrett here.

" 24. Fine.

" 25. Fine. Real Autumn like.

" 26. Rainy all forenoon. Clearing. Cold N.W. wind. Cyril here to tea. Go to church. Great celebration in cities because of great success of allies.

" 27. Fine.

" 28. Grand. Went to town on car.

" 29. Grand.

Sept. 30. Grand. George took me to St. Thomas to go on Wabash to Aylmer to Teachers Assoc. in Aylmer. Went to Brown House with Lawyer Miller

Oct. 1. Rained nearly all day. Leola & I come to St. Thomas Cyril takes us home.

" 2. Cooler. Roy, Louie & I to town. I come down here.

" 3. Fine. Father here to dinner. Mrs. Hunt, Mr. & Mrs. Preffer Mr. & Mrs. Belore & boys here in afternoon. Cyril to tea & Louie & John in evening.

" 4. Cloudy morning. Clearing. Colder. Heavy rain at 6. pm.

" 5. Fine. Mabel goes to town.

" 6. Ella Baker married. Fine. Went to town on car met Dad home to dinner & Roy, Louie & I left about 4 p.m. for Littlewood. Put horse at Freds. Then to Ella's. About 60 there. All of unmarried cousins. Married at 6.30. {Dinner?} 7 to 9. Left about 10.30 for London for Ottawa.

" 7. Fine. Cool. Stayed home all day. Cyril brought me to Mabel's at night.

" 8. Cool. Cloudy. Fine. {illegible in margin}

" 9. Cool. Rainy.

" 10. Grand fall day. George and I go to Grace Church

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