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Benjamin Reesor Diary, 1900-1902

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May 1901

25 Henry & Mary went to Markham AM A worked at Franks all day J went to Sale in Markham at Silas Barber's he went with Thomas Henry went to Do & M Barkey's to tell them that Abraham Smiths wife died last night & will be Buried tomorrow I & Nancy started after an early supper & went to Herman's to stay all night. W. rather Cloudy PM East wind I got Mare Bonnie shod at Ceder Grove PM

Whit Sunday 26 we staid at Herman's till after dinner then we went to funeral of A Smiths wife at Widemans, Sermon by Br C on 1st Book of Samuel by Br C then a Dunkard by the name of Wenger Preached too we came home after the Funeral W. drizzly & Cloudy rather Cool

Whit Monday 27 Davids came to dinner then David & the boys went fishing to Kirkhams & to Kingston road got a very few Esther & the girls went looking for Mushrooms got some Flavius Fanny & little Eva were here PM W. very fine & Cler misty awhile this morning

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May 1901

Menno Burkholders brought Aaron Weber & wife & Isaac Gingrich & wife from Woolwich to supper

28 Boys planted Potatoes 34 drills in root field behind Cider House AM A & Henry Carried Potatoes out of Cellar PM J shot 3 crows PM to bpu on the Corn W. rather Cloudy I went to Ceder Grove AM I planted sweet corn & some popcorn

29 A & Henry took fat steer to Lewis's AM J took Butter & Eggs they rode home with him we sold the steer @ $4.25 per Cwt, he weighed 1040 lbs A worked at Trucks PM J & Henry brought home some lumber & took some to Flavius from SM W. mild rain awhile AM Cloudy PM

30 A worked at Trucks J & Henry Chored & straightened some fence along Scarboro Townline I & Nancy went to Markham PM. W. Cloudy AM Cler awhile PM Clouded up as we Came home rained very heavy before we got home did not get wet much

31 A worked at wheels Henry took our 3 sheep & went with Thomas & they washed them at Br S's J went AM & got a great lot of mushrooms mostly in J McCreights bush

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