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William John "Willy" Little Diary, 1914-1925


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Friday, January 23

Oct 31st Nov. 1st. Mr & Mrs Buchanan of Galt came down for a visit

2nd. Went to Uncle Horace Sharp's funeral in the afternoon, which took place from Aunt Nellies where he had taken the stroke and died in his 69th year, The funeral went to Paris cemetry, his nephews were pall-bearers.

.. 3rd Finished picking most of the apples in the orchard by the road. The Spy were fine and well coloured, Mr & Mrs Coates came out for a visit in the evening.

..4.. Took a cow to Brantford in the morning for A Danskin

.. Started to top turnips by the creek.

..6.. Finished drawing in turnips by creek. 13 loads of large turnips.

..7.. Drove to Brantford in the evening.

..10.. A wet stormy day, helped R. Aitkin to thresh.

..11/12 Helped Simons to thresh.

..13 Angus and Bessie went to Langford for a visit.

..14 Finished drawing in swede turnips, about 40 loads

..15 A very wet Sunday, raining from morning until night.

..16.. Went to St. George to pool the clothing which had been collected from the different Sunday Schools of our township, it was wonderfull the amount of good clothing mens womens & childrens that had been sent in, there were about a doz of us packing all afternoon and had 16 large boxes in all, valued at $600.00.

..19 Quite a fall of snow in the morning. drove to Brantford and Echo Place in the afternoon.

..20 Started to draw manure to mangel ground.

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