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Benjamin Reesor Diary, 1900-1901


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Dec 1900

Br S Called awhile PM

20 Boys trimmed & Cut up a young Pine that the wind blew down some time ago north of dam then they trimmed some trees in old bush J took Butter Eggs & 3 geese & 1 Turkey to Lewis's PM W. mild thawing some frost last night

21 A & Mary helped Herman's Kill big hog Henry went to Markham AM he & J Chored PM W. very fine & mild did not thaw much

22 Boys Chored trimmed some trees & cut some wood in old bush J went to see T Bishop & Paid him for the work he done in the spring W. white frost last night very fine today

Sunday 23 at home all day W. east wind began to rain about 8 oc rained till noon very fine & Clear all PM a shower this evening

24 Boys Cut wood & Chored W. mild Cloudy strong westerly wind Calm this evening getting Colder Henry & Nancy went to Ceder Grove AM she is getting better

Christmas day 25 all went to meeting at Hebron except J & Nancy they staid with Susanna remarks & sermon on St Luke part of 2nd C by Br C

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Dec 1900

Flavius Herman's & Benj'ns & MN's were here to dinner M Barkey's boys & Levi Burkholder were here to supper W. pretty Cold NW wind some snow after dark David's Could not Come little Lewis has a Cold so we heard the Dr says they must be Careful & not take him out unless it is fine

26 A helped W Bishop make 2 doors for Benj'ns driving house AM J & A Chored Henry took grist Oats to Br S's AM A brought it home this evening W. ground white with snow this morning very fine & Cler today pretty sharp Colonel Otter & the last of his Men arrived in Toronto yesterday Morning from South Africa there is some Guerilla fighting going on yet but the British are sending out some More Cavalry to try & put an end to it

27 J went to Markham & went to Davids to dinner Esther has Tonsilitis she is up & around Henry helped to draw gravel on approach to Bridge at Scarboro School house with team PM

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