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Mary Elizabeth "Minnie" Baker Diary, 1914-1918

Mary Elizabeth (Minnie) Baker handwritten 1914-18 52.pdf

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Oct. 4 Rainy morning but clears up and finer day. Rains again at night.

" 5. Cold windy. Occassional rain. Mabel & children & I drive out home to dinner. I go back with her and come up on car, meet papa & then home. Mrs. {Bunst?} gone. Cyril.

" 6. Cold. Windy. Louie & papa to town. Bring home my cake. Bernice comes at night.

" 7. Cold. Windy Anniversary at our church Roy & Willie go in the morning & Roy & Bernice at night Cyril in evening

" 8. Fine with rain spatterings. Roy Louie & Bernice go to tea meeting Eva & Lulu call in afternoon to see my wedding clothes Cyril comes to Thanksgiving tea.

" 9. Fine, quite cool. Hattie & Violet & their children come out for a while in afternoon. Bernice & I prepare wedding announcement. Leola, Cyril, Langford & Mr. Williams call in evening with wedding presents. Cut wedding cake.

" 10. Grand day. Cyril & I are married & Grace Church parsonage. All of each family except Zella & Will are there. Married as clock strikes 3. Leave at 3.23 for London on L.P.S. Take room at Tecumseh for 1 day @ $4.00

" 11. Grand autumn day. Cyril goes to Barracks at 9 a.m. but too many were ahead of him. Call on W.H. Baker at his work. Meet Harold at his school at 11 a.m. Go to dinner with him at Wong's Cyril goes again to Barracks and takes out his attestation papers. I wait for train at Tecumseh. Leave at 4.25 for Brantford. Go to New Benwell for 1 day @ $4.00. Up town in evening.

" 12. Rained all day. Spend forenoon at Institute for Blind. Afternoon at Massey-Harris Works. Leave at 4.05 for Hamilton. Leave Ham. at 6.30 G.T.R. for Waterdown. Went via Jim's Buggy to Uncle R. Spark's. High wind and rainy. Meet Dr. & Mrs. Vance

" 13. Rainy morning. Went up town with Uncle in forenoon. Went up on mountain with Ed in afternoon and to Dr. Vance's to tea. Grand afternoon.

" 14. Went to church with Uncle. Call to say good bye to Dr. Vance in afternoon and Ed drives us to Hamilton. Have tea at a café and then hunt up Horace Sparks. Go with them to church. Rainy. Meet Mr & Mrs. Driver.

" 15. Fine. Leave at 11.5 for Toronto Go to Aunt Annie to dinner. In afternoon she takes us for

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