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Benjamin Reesor Diary, 1900-1902


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March 1901

Medicine for home & Nancy {illegible} both doing pretty well W. sharp raw west wind Cler AM some soft snow PM, pretty mild Br C Called this morning

2 A brought {blank space} ft sctg from Rat{illegible} Henry went awhile to Flavius AM JD's were here to supper W. fine Cler, sharp

Sunday 3 at home Johny Reesor's girls Anne and Lucinda Br N's & Flavius's were here to dinner NB's were here to supper W. Cler, Strong East wind. Snow awhile PM, rain a little while after dark, wind turned NW & turned Colder before bedtime

4 A brought {blank space} Sctg which Mkes 2050 ft Henry Chored & helped to shovel some snow in the drifts east of Flavius bridge PM. W. Mild Cler a strong W. wind thawing the sleighing is going around here but {cut off} says it is good farther north

5 Boys took grist Chop to Br S's & Cut some feed AM A Adeline & Mary went to Br inlaw John Hoover's PM W. Cold Strong wind last night

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Mar 1901

freezing & Cold all day, raw wind

6 A & Henry cut & trimmed some dying trees in old bush AM Henry helped Thomas Clean Oats a few hours PM A brought home Chop W. Zero this morning very cold, raw west wind

7 A & Henry Cut & trimmed trees AM Henry went to Pilkeys sawing bee PM A helped Thomas Clean Oats a few hours PM Br inlaw S B Lehman's were here to dinner W. sharp W. sine The sleighing is getting this on our Townline but it is good farther north

8 A & Henry took 2 loads 38 bags of Mixed grain (wild goose Oats & barley to Br S's to store AM they Chored PM. A Adeline & Mary went to Br S's to supper w. mild squaals of snow AM patched the sleighing pretty well heavy snow this evening the snow is soft, but not thawing

9 A & Henry sawed wood for Ed Craven's AM they took 3 Beech logs to Br S's PM J & Anne went to Markham PM Flavius Called this Morning I went to Ceder Grove AM W. very fine & Mild about 5 in fresh snow good sleighing, thawing some

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