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Mary Elizabeth "Minnie" Baker Diary, 1914-1918

Mary Elizabeth (Minnie) Baker handwritten 1914-18 54.pdf

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at her place.

Nov. 1 Fine but cold. Cyril gets grain from father & goes to town. I go home & pack up more things. Cyril comes about 5 P.M. {for things?}

" 2. Fine. Cyril plows.

" 3. " Willie is here in afternoon. C. & I to town at night.

" 4. Fine. We go to church. Mabel & dad here to dinner. Louie to tea & to church with us. Leola comes out at night to stay.

" 4. Grand day. Mr. Williams out in the morning to dig {pocutiere?}. Leola picking up things & Langford comes out after school. All go back at night.

" 6. Fine. Windy. Wash. C. goes in afternoon to thresh at Mr. Anderson's.

" 7. Iron & bake {above line: & clean} for thresher Cyril to Mr. Anderson's & dad here to dinner. Threshers come at night.

" 8. Grand. Threshing all day. Mabel etc. & Louie here. At night C. takes Mr. Williams home and brings out Leola.

' 9. Thresh all forenoon & till 630. Leola here. I take her home about 4. P.M. & go to Demms about 7.P 6.15 P.M. for Cyril. Grand day.

" 10. Grand. Clean up the house. Wash buggy. Langford here for a little while. Cyril at M. Demm.

" 11. Grand. Go to church. Back to father's to dinner. Dr. & Mrs. {Anfer?} etc. call there in afternoon. Home about 5 & do chores.

" 12. Cloudy. C. at M Demm's & Mr. Tisdales threshing.

" 13. Grand day. Washed. Tisdale finished threshing.

" 14. Grand. Cyril goes to mill & scrapes roads

"15. Drizzly rain. Cyril plows

" 16. Grand day.

" 17. Foggy morning. C. plows. M. to town in morning.

" 18. Rainy. Go to Central church in morning to hear opening of new organ. Call on Archibalds in afternoon. Colder & windy.

" 19. Fine. Washed & cleaned parlour.

" 20. Cloudy. Little rain in afternoon. C & I to town. C is exempted until he ceases to be a farmer. Back to dad's to dinner & then home.

" 21. Mild. Rainy afternoon.

" 22. Rainy day. Got potatoes in cellar. Turns cold at night.

" 23. Cold. Snow on ground. Go to M. W. Taylors after young cattle. I go home to sew curtains. Clean furnace pipe.

" 24. Cold. C. plows.

" 25. Little milder. To church in morning & to Mr. Williams to dinner. {above line: snow}

" 26. Fine. C to mill & colts run away.

" 27. Snowy. C to mill after grist.

" 28. Fine. Louie & I go to Mapleton for church. C & I {to his?} fathers at night to see Zella & Will.

" 29. Fine. Roy here to plow.

" 30. Rainy. R here to plow.

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