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Benjamin Reesor Diary, 1900-1902


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Jan 1901

9 A helped Thomas's Kill hogs Henry Chored & helped Pilkey Kill a big hog PM J is not very well I walked to Flavius AM Eva is quite a bit better W. Colder the sleighing is gone the road is icy

10 Boys Chored A took Butter & Eggs to Lewis's PM W. snow & wind from East awhile last night & AM a heavy snow but the wind blew it off the road. Some sleet PM J is not very well yet

11 A & Nancy went to Markham & to Davids to dinner Esther & her boys are doing pretty well Nancy got some more Medicine & told the Dr to come to see J he Came PM he says J's heart is affected Henry split wood I & he took the Pork out of the Brine & put on fresh W. Cloudy Mild AM began to snow Calm & steady after 2 PM snowing yet. Bedtime

12 A Chored Henry drove to Ontario house with Horse Chief & Cutter then went to Toronto to Eaton's & bought a good suit of Clothes @ $9.90 cts J is not so very well yet he keeps in the house on the

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Jan 1901

Lounge most of the time Herman was here to dinner W. mild about 8 in snow not drifted any, very good sleighing Nancy is doing pretty well. Susanna is beginning to do a little work Mary has been at Flavius's all week Eva is all right again

Sunday 13 at home Thomas Called PM Br inlaw JH Ramer's Came PM staid for supper Benj'ns Came after supper & staid a while A went to see Dr AM J is not doing very well he sent some more Medicine & he said J would not be better for some time. W. sharp & Cler, very fine winter day

14 A Chored Nancy & Henry went to Markham& Called at Davids the little boys are getting better J is keeping about the same Br C Br N's Johny Reesor Called AM W. quite Mild some soft snow PM. very good sleighing Susanna goes about quite smart with her Cane she weighs 94 lbs now

15 A & Henry brought some gravel from Adam's Pit for the hens & A took some Chop to Br S's AM I & Henry Cleaned 8 bags wheat then A took it to Spink Mills PM @ 67 cts

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