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Mary Elizabeth "Minnie" Baker Diary, 1914-1918

Mary Elizabeth (Minnie) Baker handwritten 1914-18 53.pdf

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a walk in High Park. Back with her to tea & then back to Hamilton to Horace's.

16. Fine. George, Cyril & I go uptown. In afternoon Lizzie, Cyril & I go up on mountain and at night go to Charlie Sparks.

17. Fine {Cous.?} Charlie Sparks takes us in car out to Stoney Creek, Hamilton Beach & Burlington etc. Go to see C.M.R's off in afternoon. Lizzie, {Cyril & I?} up town to look at sets of dishes. Rainy. Go to theatre and call on Mr. & Mrs. Driver.

18. George, C. & I up town. Get cut glass for Lizzie. Lizzie goes with us to station. Rainy. Leave Hamilton 2.5. Arrive London 5.30. Go to Wong's for supper. Then hunt up W.H. Bakers & stay there all night.

19. Cold Rainy. Visit around Normal. Back to dinner. Cyril go to Barracks & is examined and put in A2. Lizzie & I up town, meet Cyril and buy dining-room furniture at $93.00. Back to W.H. Baker to tea meet Villa & Edgar Cook & we go home with them for the night.

20. Cold but fine. Cyril & I go up to wholesale & buy rugs. Back to Villa's to dinner. Come to St. Thomas, meet Lloyd Atkinson & he brings us out home. Stay a few minutes & then to fathers. Come back here to tea and then back to father's for the night.

21. Fine. Stay at father's all day except for a little while in afternoon we come over here. Mabel etc. comes up to dinner.

" 22. Fine. Louie & I wash then C & I go to town & buy a few things. His people moved out. I drive home {Lucen?} & he the team. Spend our first night here after going to father's for some bedding

" 23. Rainy. Cyril & I go London to pay for furniture. At wholesale buy rugs, {above line: 33 + 12.75} blanket $4.50, curtains $9.50, tablecloth $4.00 napkins $2.75 & linoleum $6.80. {Buk?} home at night.

" 24. Fine but cold. Go back home for some of my things.

" 25. Fine. Cyril & I go to town & get furniture from London.

" 26. Rainy. Here all day.

" 27. Fine. C & I go to town.

" 28. " C & I to church. Go to his father's to dinner. Get home about 5. P.M & bring Langford with us. Back to church at night.

" 29. Fine. Cyril goes to town with chop & I go back to home to pack up I am {illegible}

30. Cold. Father calls for me & I go back home to sew. C. comes to tea.

31. C & I to father's to help thresh. Lulu comes over for me and gives me a miscellaneous shower

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