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Benjamin Reesor Diary, 1900-1902


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Oct 1901

25 J brought few bags bran from Green River A helped Pilkeys Kill hogs Henry finished turning out Turnips with Plow I & he drew in 2 loads AM Boys drew in 10 loads PM we put them in around the silo W. very very fine & Cler the air is still rather Sharp Br C's Came home from Pennsylvania this evening

26 J plowed awhile then he drew stones off the Plowed fields & Cleaned out a hole in the barnyard A drew some stones into it A & Henry went on a Trip to Buffalo to see the Pan American Exhibition I went to Ceder Grove AM Nancy & Mary went to Saml G Reesor PM W very fine & Cler looks a little like rain this evening

Sunday 27 I & Nancy & Susanna went to John Cobers to dinner Adeline Mary & Anne J & Henry went to Flavius to dinner. W. very fine & Cler Cool air A & Henry came home from Buffalo about 630 this morning they went to Buffalo with NB's boys. they drove to Toronto with this team & left them stand till they Came back from Buffalo this is the 44th Anniversary of our Wedding & we are hoping for many returns of the day

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Oct 1901

28 A took 2 loads turnips to Jess Burkholders @ {blank space} per Bus there were 70 Bus in the 2 loads J & Henry Picked all the scattered apples in both Orchards about 11 bags they then drew stones into low place in barnyard PM W. very fine & Cler. Cool air Nancy & Mary went to S G Reesors again today there was nobody at home on Saturday

29 J & A finished drawing stones into home in barnyard AM J Made about {blank space} gals Cider at Lapps & A Chored PM Henry went threshing with Saml Reesor at Clark & P Gaten's W. Cool this morning, very fine through the day, it is getting dry

30 A helped Saml Reesor thresh at Gaten's & Tweedies Henry went to Unionville to Court of Revision J & David Grove went to Graham's sale near Kirkhams PM J bought sugar Kettle @ 1.25 cts 15 Cotton grain bags @ 10cts each David was here to dinner I & Nancy & Susanna started to go to Br inlaw Simon Hoovers we turned back at the 6th Con Pickering mare Bonnie took quite lame W. very very fine warm & Cler

31 Henry went threshing A drew home wood from bush for us AM he drew some out of Br C's bush for AB PM J & Flavius shingled a roof at Kirton's AM J helped Benj'n fix a Bridge on 11th Con PM W. very very fine I took Butter & Eggs to Ceder Grove AM I brought home Kettle PM that J bought

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