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Benjamin Reesor Diary, 1890-1892

M_1977_2_7 Benjamin Reesor Diary 1890-1892_66.pdf

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Dec 1891

staid a short time at Menno Stover's A & girls went to Br inlaw Peter's W. milder than yesterday H & B went to Pilkys to thresh didnt thresh then they Chored

Dec 1 H & B helped Pilky thresh all day J helped & A helped at Woodshed W. thawing some fine & Clear

2 I went to Markham AM boys helped finish woodshed except a little shingling where stoop roof adjoins it J brought home load oven wood PM W. getting softer roads muddy PM

3 Boys helped put up stoop & trimmed few stumps I & Nancy went to Whitevale P Malcom is keeping store there W very fine B took a Cord of of dry wood to Markham with waggon AM

4 Husked Corn W. rain all day mild

5 B plowed in sod J helped finish shingling stoop AM he plowed too PM A brought load of wood & load pine roots from other place W. Cler strong W wind mild Abraham Dover & wife were here at supper

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Dec 1891

Sunday 6 at home Br S's were here Boys & girls went to Thomas's I & Nancy went to F's a little this morning Baby is not very well W. sharp N wind milder PM, snow this evening I walked to F's after supper to see how Baby was, not better yet.

7 Killed our 9 hogs F says Baby is better W. fine & Cler about 3 in snow

8 B helped NB's Kill hogs J went shooting got a Partridge A went to Markham AM I salted meat W. strong W wind Milder this evening

9 H B Nancy & Esther helped AB's Kill hogs J & A helped Flavius make stump Boat J plowed sod awhile at F. W. sharp this morning mild PM snow going

10 J & A plowed sod B helped thresh at Betsy Milroys for Thomas H helped for us F helped too I & Nancy went to Br N's his wife is not well I went to Ceder Grove W. fine & mild

11 H helped Thomas Kill hogs J & A plowed sod B took Butter & Eggs & 4 pr Chickens to Lewis's after supper I went with him as far as Br S's W. fine mild Cler

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