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Mary Elizabeth "Minnie" Baker Diary, 1914-1918

Mary Elizabeth (Minnie) Baker handwritten 1914-18 56.pdf

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Jan. 6 Little milder turning to hail & snow. George comes to dinner and takes Mabel home. Gillott's here too.

" 7. Quite blustry. C & I to his father's to dinner. Leola come with us. To Yar. Centre to vote then to Gunn's to exchange roosters & home.

" 8. Fine. Cold. Gordon & Lulu come over in evening.

" 9. Blustry. C takes Leola home.

" 10. " Dad comes to dinner. Hire James Smith for 1/2 day.

" 11. Cold. " " {" " is referring to James Smith} leaves. Gets blustry in evening.

" 12. Worst blizzard of wind snow & cold known for years. Impossible to go to town

" 13. Yesterdays blizzard becomes worse if possible. Stay here all day.

" 14. Very cold. Start to paint kitchen.

" 15. Cold Blustry. C & I to town. Bring home china cabinet. {margin illegible}

" 16. Fine. Finish painting kitchen.

" 17. Cold. Blustry. C goes to Mr. Robert's {sal?} & I to Chorlie {Blevell?}. Roads very badly drifted.

" 18. Cold C & I to F. Burnard's to dinner & to see pantryette.

" 19. Very cold C & I to town.

" 20. Fine. C & I to father's to dinner.

" 21. Fine. Washed.

" 22. " Butchered George C bring washing machine {tea?}

" 23. Cold. D. Archibald here to cut wood in forenoon. C on roads to shovel snow.

" 24. Fine. C cuts wood with Roy.

" 25. LIttle stormy C. to town to draw coal to our church.

" 26. Cold & little wind. C & I to town. Bring home pantryette.

" 27. Cold. C & I to church.

" 28. Cold. High east wind. Drifting.

" 29. " Fine. Louie & Roy call in forenoon.

" 30. Fine. C & I to town in afternoon.

" 31. " John Davis here to dinner.

Feb. 1. " C cuts wood with Roy.

Feb. 2. " Cold. C to town.

" 3. Cold. Stormy afternoon C & I go to church & then to Mabels. I to stay till Tues. afternoon.

" 4. Terribly cold. Quite windy.

" 5. " " Reported {28° or 58°} below George brings me up to Leola's in afternoon. C comes for me at night. Cold & Cold.

" 6. Milder. Heavy soft snowfall.

" 7. Quite mild. Clarence Taylor here to cut wood. Lulu Dennis to tea.

" 8. Quite fine. Clarence T. here

" 9. Blustry & cold. C. to town. Heatless day

" 10. Milder. C. goes out and meets his people after church They're here to dinner & tea. Mild.

" 11. Grand. M. Flemming here.

" 12. Rainy all day. High {water?}.

" 13. Mild. Mr. Flemming here.

" 14. {scribble} ".

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