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Mary Elizabeth "Minnie" Baker Diary, 1914-1918

Mary Elizabeth (Minnie) Baker handwritten 1914-18 58.pdf

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March 21 Fine. Father brings over {quarter?} of pork & stays to dinner. C & I to Roy's wood sawing bee.

" 22. Fine. Cooler. Sold 3 fat cattle to Mr. Ferguson.

" 23. Colder. Frost. Fine C & I to town. Lela & Bernice come at night.

" 24. Fine. Lela, Bern & I to church and all at night. Roy to tea.

" 25. Fine but windy. Go back to sugar bush.

" 26. Fine. Up to Tisdale's in evening.

" 27. Fine. Go to Patriotic meeting.

" 28. " To Louie's to dinner Louie Roy Norman Kelly & Edna Blewelt here in evening to a sugar off.

" 29. Fine. Cool. Take cattle out to town to Mr. Ferguson. Plant some garden seeds and set a hen. Girls go home. {above line: Gordon Penhale & Willie here}

" 30. Fine. Gordon Penhale here in afternoon. Willie & I fix flower bed, rake {part?} of lawn & wash buggy.

" 31. Fine. C & I to church. To Mr. Williams to dinner & over to M.C.P. shops in afternoon.

Apr. 1. Rather rainy. Mr. Millson's here to dinner & back to sugar bush.

" 2. Fine. Cool. Back to help Louie & Roy buzz wood.

" 3. Fine. Cool. C. takes team over to Millers to get clipped.

" 4. Fine. Gets Queen clipped.

" 5. " " Go to town with Louie have dinner at Uncle Bens. D. Archibald & Roy help C. draw cornstalks.

" 6. Fine. C to mill. Plant sweet Peas & finish drawing in corn.

" 7. Fine. To church twice.

" 8. " Windy. C sows 4 ac. field.

" 9. " " C sows 4 ac. field.

" 10. " Churned. Louie & I to town. I to Pat. Meet.

" 11. Fine.

" 12. Little rain. Colder. Bake & Churn.

" 13. Fine. Louie & I to town in afternoon.

" 14. " " Mabel's etc. & Louie & dad here to dinner. Church at night. {above line: Daylight savings begins}

" 15. Fine. Hot. Help C. roll field. He sows 7 ac. Field. Uncle Ben & Aunt Jennie call.

" 16. Some {rain?}. Wash & iron.

" 17. Heavy {"?} in afternoon. Churned.

" 18. Colder. Cloudy. C to mill. Snow at night. Mr. W. comes out in {car?} we go to Mr. Neville's

" 19. Windy. Go to Knitting tea at {G. or Y.} Church C & I go to father's in evening

" 20. Cold & Windy. Up to Tisdales at night.

" 21. Fine. C & I to church at night.

" 22. Rainy morning. Gather up sap buckets & rake lawn.

" 23. Windy. Clean berry bushes. C takes out hogs. {above line: $19.00} Rain at night. Father here to tea.

" 24. Fine. Colder. Froze at night.

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