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Mary Elizabeth "Minnie" Baker Diary, 1914-1918

Mary Elizabeth (Minnie) Baker handwritten 1914-18 57.pdf

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Feb. 15 Stormy. Mr. Fleming here.

" 16. C & I to town. Sleighing about all done. M. Fleming cuts wood with Roy. Stormy.

" 17. Fine. C & I to church in morning.

" 18. " Milder.

" 19. Rainy nearly all day. Water very high.

" 20. Cold. C cuts wood with Roy.

" 21. " Blustry. Gordon, Leola Lulu George & Hazel Dennis here in evening to skate. Cold. Leola stays all night.

" 22. Occassionally blustry. C. to town takes Leola back. Mabel etc. here to dinner.

" 23. Fine. C to town.

" 24. Grand. C & I to Dunboyne Go to Mr. J. Norman's funeral & to Bernice's to tea.

" 25. Rainy. Dad Roy & J. Campbell here. {above: C to mill.}

" 26. Colder. Blustry. Snowing. C takes pig to town. Got $18.85

" 27. Fine. I go to Patriotic Meeting.

" 28. Snowy Milder. Dad & Uncle Isaac here to dinner.

Mar. 1. Fine. C draws manure.

" 2. " Mild. C to town in forenoon. C & I go out to Mr. Williams after tea & get Hughie & Kate.

" 3. Grand. Ferguson's here Louie & Roy to dinner. They go home do chores take Kate to church & back here to tea & evening.

" 4. Fine morning but rainy afternoon. C & I take Hughie & Kate to station.

" 5. Fine. C & I to Mabels. Uncle Isaac Christins Mary. Go to "Trip with the Allies" concert at night.

" 6. Mild turning to snow in afternoon. Head {above line: & saw} a robin.

" 7. Fine. Go after Violet Al & Ronald.

" 8. " Violet sprains ankle & Roy takes her home. I take Al & Ronald home in afternoon.

" 9. Terrible Blizzard & rain & sleet. Roy helps C take 3 fat cows to Mr. Renhale's to get weighed.

" 10. Cold. Blizzardy. C & I to my father's to dinner.

" 11. Fine. Windy. C to mill.

" 12. Cloudy morning but fine later. Tap about fifty trees.

" 13. Fair. Tap rest of trees. I go to Patriotic meeting

" 14. Rainy. Snow at night.

" 15. Colder. Fine. I to Louies to sew in afternoon. Tap Roy's {above line: Willie comes home with me} Roy helps to fix arch at shanty.

" 16. Fine. C & I to town. Tap Roy's trees. Pay Mr. Brown $30 for cutting wood.

" 17. Fine. C & I to church. Gladys Mathew's home from church with us to dinner & tea. Ray Millson out to tea. All to church.

" 18. Fine. Washed & cleaned {windows?} Roy & C gather sap. Boil & burn.

" 19. Fine. Hot. Louie comes to clarify syrup. C boils till {10 PM?}.

" 20. Fine. Hot. Clarify syrup & go to Patriotic Meeting.

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