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Benjamin Reesor Diary, 1900-1901


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Dec 1900

some squaals of snow this evening I have bad Cold in my head & nose I went to Funeral of Joseph Scott at 11th Con AM heard today that little Abraham Grove's wife died yesterday

14 A & Henry drew one load of gravel each this morning which finished the grant that have been from 10 to 12 teams drawing gravel now near the old Hoover lane) then they drew 4 loads into barnyard J levelled AM he went to Mr Taylor's sale PM Nancy has very much pain in her arm Thomas's went to Funeral of Grave's wife & we told them to tell Dr to come he came this evening he says it is Inflamation of the nerves she is up & around but Cannot work W. about zero this morning Clear Br inlaw Enos Hoover's David & Esther & Herman Called awhile PM

15 A helped Flavius in Colon Reesor's swamp J & Henry brought 2 loads gravel into barnyard AM Henry went to Ceder Grove PM W. not quite so Cold some flurries of snow Br inlaw Peter Called PM Simon & Jesse Hoover were here to supper

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Dec 1900

AB's were here awhile after supper Nancy is some better she was up and around all day

Sunday 16 at home all day J & Susanna went to Flavius to a Turkey roast I & Nancy were asked to but could not go W. pretty sharp very fine & Cler PM

17 A & Henry helped Flavius in swamp J filled 5 Barrels with snow apples AM he took 1 Barrel to Markham to Dr Robinson & brought our Cistern Pump from A T Moores PM JB's were here to dinner JD's Called PM W. fine & mild Herman Came with 4 Barrels of Apples to stay all night

18 Henry & Herman went to Toronto they took 3 Barrels of our apples along they sold at $1.25 A helped Flavius AM J went to Ceder Grove AM they drove home some Elm wood PM W. very misty & Cloudy began to rain towards evening

19 A took Horse Chief to Whitevale to get front shoes set they were not put on right last week Henry & Mary went to Markham AM they took 2 Geese 2 Turkeys to Wilsons Boys Chored PM W. Cloudy mild thawing getting Colder this evening Henry brought home Chop this evening

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