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Mary Elizabeth "Minnie" Baker Diary, 1914-1918

Mary Elizabeth (Minnie) Baker handwritten 1914-18 55.pdf

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Dec 11. Cold. Louie & I go to town. Roy here in afternoon to plow.

2. Fine. C & I to church. thresh. Then to {illegible} to dinner to eat {venison?}. Mable etc. there too. To church at night. Take Louie & Willie home from church.

3. Partly fine. C & I to town and close deal with his father about property. At his father's to tea.

" 4. LIttle snow. C & I to town to sign deed. Bring parlour furniture.

" 5. Snowy morning but cleared. Washed & fixed up parlour.

" 6. Quite cold & blustry. Roy, Louie, Bernice & Pearl, Mr. Fleming, Miss Bailey & Mr. Ashton here in evening. East wind.

" 7. Cold.

" 8. Blizzard from east of snow & wind. C & I to town Buy spare bedroom & hall furniture.

" 9. Terrible blizzard. Home all day. High wind.

" 10. Very cold & blizzardy.

" 11. Cold. C takes wheat {above: grain} to town {above: Aylmer?}.

" 12. " C. " wheat to town.

" 13. " C. " " ".

" 14. " Settle spare bedroom.

" 15. " C & I to market with butter. Quite good sleighing.

" 16. Blustry. Cold. C to church brings out his father, Langford & Leola to dinner and tea. Zella & D. to tea also & all to church

" 17. Milder. E. wind. washed C{illegible}

" 18. " Fine. C to town with wheat & gets 500 lbs coal & 500 {jb?} lumber.

19. Father & I go to Mabel's to dinner. Mild. Sleighing about gone. C. to town to get chop & bran.

" 20. Mild. Iron C goes over potatoes. We take Louie's food chopper home & pay C. Taylor.

" 21. Mild turning colder.

" 22. Cold. C & I to market.

" 23. " To church twice.

" 24. " churned.

25. " C & I to his father's for Christmas {above line: dinner}. Zella & Will there.

" 26. Bright & cold. To my father's for dinner. Mabel etc. there. 27 Willie B comes home with us.

27. Fine. Churned.

28. Cold. Washes. Zella & Will come out to tea & all night.

" 29. Fine Cold Z & W go home & C goes to market.

" 30. Cold. C & I to church in morn. 31 Lang. comes out in afternoon.

" 31. Fine. Churn & make up butter.

Jan. 1. Cold but fine. All M'o people here to dinner. Mabel {Horace?} & Mary stay for rest of week.

" 2. Cold. Blustry.

" 3. " {above line: Lang. & Bob Gunn here} All go back to dad's in evening. Very sharp.

" 4. Cold.

" 5. " C & I to market. Lang. goes home.

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