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Mary Elizabeth "Minnie" Baker Diary, 1914-1918

Mary Elizabeth (Minnie) Baker handwritten 1914-18 32.pdf

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Dec 15. To Perry's to dinner. Then to Mrs. Crosby to practice and tea. Then to church and go home with Lela. Cold.

"16. At Lela's until after tea Lorne takes me to Mrs. Gillots. Sleighing fun. Cold.

"17. Eliza and I go over to see Hazel Gillott. Rained nearly all day. Gordon Ella and I go to practice.

"18. Snowy. Eliza, Nora, Gordon and I go to town. Up on train meet Lorne and dad. Then home. Cold.

"19. Dad and I go church. John here. Cold and windy.

"20. Fine. Cold. Mrs. Peterson and Mrs. Gillott lead Cyril {here? home?}.

"21. Fine. Cold. Little sleighing.

"22. Snowy. Milder. Louie and dad go to market. Then Louie and Ray to Mrs. {Illegible. The photocopy is blurred}.

"23. Milder. Rainy. Louie and I go to entertainment at {Illegible}.

"24. Fine. Not very cold. Roy in town.

"25. Rainy and snowy all forenoon. George Mabel Howard John and Cyril here to Christmas dinner. John and Cyril to tea. Mild.

"26.Louie dad and I to church in morning. Roy to Bernices. Cyril and I to church at night.

"27. Fine. Mild.

"28. " "

"29. High east wind. Blustry. {Illegible script at the bottom}.

1916

Dec 30. Good. Sleighing. Cold. Bob Gunn here to dinner.

"31. Fine. Cold. Cyril and John here. Jan.1. Roy goes to Uncle Bens and gets Clarance Jackson.

Jan 1. Mild. Rainy. All go to Mabel's to dinner. Aunt Maggie comes home with us.

"2. Louie Aunt Maggie and dad to church. Cyril and John in afternoon. Stormy.

"3. Blusttry day. Dad brings me to Frome. I begin with Mrs. Mayer to board.

"4. Mild day. 1st day in Frome school.

"5. Rainy all day.

"6. Fine. Colder.

"7. Cold. Went to Mr R. Leeson's to tea and signed agreement.

"8. Cold day. Went with Mr. Waite and Mrs. Mayer to town. Took lesson and came back here. Went to call on Mrs. Height and then skating.

"9. S.S. and church in morning and church at night. Cold.

"10. Rainy.

"11. Mild and rainy.

"12. Cloudy. Mild.

"13. Colder.

"14. Fine. Cold. Father came for me. Cyril and I to oyster supper in new school at the street. Cold.

"15. Cold and stormy. Dad and I to town. Took painting lesson. Cyril at night.

"16. Very cold and blustry. Cyril to tea and we come to Frome at night. Very cold and windy.

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