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Benjamin Reesor Diary, 1890-1892

M_1977_2_7 Benjamin Reesor Diary 1890-1892_10.pdf

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July 1890

Sermon on St Mat 5 C by young Saml Hoover Jake Wideman Spoke on it too went to Tilman Reesor's to dinner & to Saml Ramer's (Br S's Emma's) they live in the old Asa Wismer Homestead) to supper W. very fine & Cool. Clear

21 F H & A helped Br C's draw a stack hay J ganged fallow I & Susanna & little Anne went to see old Moyer after supper he was worse again. W. very fine, Cool & Cler

22 Boys hoed & finished Scuffling turnip second time B helped for Br C I scuffled awhile in Mangels AM I & Henry & Susanna took 4 bags Barly to br S's went to Ceder Grove for a Barrel salt W. fine Cool Cler

23 I & Nancy & little ones took wool to SB Lehman's left little ones there & we went to D Shaffer's for dinner then staid at Lehman's for supper got home before 10 W. fine, a very little rain at sunset Boys mowed a small swail at other place Banked Potatoes at other place finished scuffling Mangels & chored

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July 1890

24 F Mowed Meeting house yard with Mower H helped with scythe J & A run lime at other place AM Boys began Cutting Barly behind barn Cut about 10 rounds, too green I & A took some boards to D Ramer's to get dressed Susanna went along to Br S's W. warm, fine shower PM

25 F & H Cut Thistles on road around this place AM they began to dig Post holes to Make yard at other house PM. W. very heavy thunder & rain storm last night Lightning struck Johnny Reesor's Barn did not fire it very heavy rain, fine today another shower after supper. Br C & I loosened windows in Hebron Meeting house so they woup open better after supper Dam full, Creek running

26 Boys finished hoeing turnips then finished Cutting barly behind barn till about 4 PM then began Cutting wheat at other place I & Br C & Br S's finished fixing Meeting house windows this Morning. W. fine Cler

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