Scripto | Transcribe Page

Log in to Scripto | Recent changes | View item | View file

Mary Elizabeth "Minnie" Baker Diary, 1914-1918

Mary Elizabeth (Minnie) Baker handwritten 1914-18 36.pdf

« previous page | next page » |

Current Page Transcription [edit] [history]

April 23. {above line: Easter Sunday} Cloudy but no rain. Go up to Union S S Meth. {Methodist} church Go to Bernice's to dinner and tea. Go to see gas well. Come home with Roy.

" 24. Cloudy. Little rain Cyril came at night.

" 25. Rainy.

" 26. " " Roy & I go to Mabel's He to go fishing. I to stay.

" 27. Fine forenoon. Downpour in afternoon. Come up to town on car. Roy comes to meet me. Cyril at night.

" 28. Fine day.

" 29. Fine. Louie, dad & I to town Get paper for dinning room.

" 30. Louie, dad & I to church. Cyril & I to Uncle Ben's to dinner & tea. Call on {Ins Scott?}. Come to Frome after tea.

May 1. Cloudy. Mission Circle at Mrs. {Downs?}

" 2. Rained. Went to Mr. Leesons to see about getting garden worked.

" 3. Rained.

" 4. Fine.

" 5. Rain. Choir practice at Mrs. Silions.

" 6. Go to town. Meet Paulina

" 7. Glorious spring day. Church & S.S. Mrs. Moyer & I drive to town in afternoon. Go to cemetery.

" 8. Fine. Mr. & Mrs. Taylor come to school. Stays till 3. Then I go with them to Shedden.

" 9. Fine. Colder. Planted School Garden

" 10. Rained. Colder.

" 11. Cold. N.W. wind. Fine.

May 12. Rainy morning. Go to take car. Go to Mabel's with Paulina.

" 13. Grand. Mabel, Paulina & I go to town on car with Howard.

" 14. Rainy nearly all day Roy comes after me in the afternoon. Cyril comes after tea and we come to Frome.

" 15. Rain downpour during night. Fine day.

" 16. Rainy all day nearly.

" 17. Colder. Cloudy.

" 18. Rainy.

" 19. Rainy.

" 20. Grand. Went to Alice Auklands to dinner Went to town in afternoon and to visit Tempo school at night after tea.

" 21. Fine. S.S. Anniversary at Talbotville. Visited Talb school at night in afternoo Alice & Morley Thomas bring me to Frome.

" 22. Rains nearly all day.

" 23. Warm. Fine Go up to Leeson's for a little in eveing.

" 24. Hot. Go to town with Mrs. Moyer & Mr. Waite to Otto's to dinner. Meet Paulina & Alice & go to the park to see soldiers. Otto's to tea & home about 8 p.m. Fine.

" 25. Fine & hot.

" 26. " " Mrs. Moyer takes me to car. Dad meets me in town. Cyril at night.

Transcription Tips

  • Follow the example of transcribing provided in the first few PDF files of this diary.
  • Click Edit when you’re ready to start transcribing.
  • Click Detach to move the transcription box to a convenient location.
  • Copy the text as it is, including misspellings and abbreviations.
  • Start each new day with a new line. Otherwise ignore spacing and alignments.
  • Use toolbar heading options for any headings in the text, i.e. diary titles.
  • Use toolbar table generator for any tables in the text, i.e. finance records.
  • Use toolbar comment option to add your own comments, i.e. illegible text or uncertain names or description of drawings.
  • Use toolbar stroke through text option to transcribe crossed-out text.
  • When done press "Save Transcription" to save your work.
  • Note: If a line on one page appears to carry over on the same line on the next page, please check the next page and (if applicable) transcribe both pages together as if they are one page. Type your unified transcription under the first of the two pages.
  • View more transcription tips. (Opens in new tab)

Current Page Discussion [edit] [history]