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William John "Willy" Little Diary, 1914-1925


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Tuesday, March 3


Nov 1st. Last night we got a big surprise, when about fifty of our neighbors gathered in the form of a Halloween Party and came marching in upon us with their tin pan {illegible} etc. A night jolly crowd they were to with their {illegible} they also brought a handsome lunch which was served with coffee but the best was yet to come. for Mr H.J. {illegible} gave me on of his interesting little speeches, noting why they had come, to welcome us home from our Wedding Day. at the same time two little girls presented by better half with a handsome set of silverware, 1dy. each of knives + forks 3/2 dy dessery spoons & tablespoons also a {illegible} shell 1/3 butter knife. It was hard to find suitable words to reply but about twelve o'clock the party broke up and all seemed to have enjoyed themselves most thoroughly.

2nd Finished threshing, 96 {bags?} of ho 3 Oats. 190 {bags?} of Alaska Oats and about 190 of ho.72. and {bags?} of mixed grains. making 1450 {bags?} of grain altogether.

3rd Helped {illegible} Simons {illegible} his new house, from the Bar at the Lake.

4th Met {illegible} at Paris Station having come for a few days {illegible}

6 Bob Mr Donald finished threshing. Starting to pull turnips

7 Earl Taylor came out from Paris with his car and {illegible} Edith + {illegible} to concert and Supper at Germ and School {illegible}

18 Went to St George to coal-oil barrell, filled.

16 Ordered 5 cherries trees from Mr. S Wail. Drew hay to lake and one load for Mr Johnson.

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