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Benjamin Reesor Diary, 1900-1901


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Nov 1901 Dec

W. a very fine day not Cold but not thawing much, a few sleighs slipping very good sleighing in Stouffvile

Sunday Dec 1 all went to Meeting at Hebron except J remarks by Br C sermon on St Mat part of 16 C by C Burkholder Abraham Lehmans with two of their young folks Menno Burkholder girls & their hired man J Koch & Herman were here to dinner | Elias & Mary were here too W. a very fine day, like April, quite mild

2 A & Henry drew gravel all day there were about 14 teams the new grading is all covered now but we intend to spend $10.00 more & put it on the old Turnpike it is pretty good J brought Nick Reesor's scraper with R Milroys team & scraped some of the old gravel it was cut up a little I & Nancy went to see Grandmother & staid to dinner she is very well, but has taken a little cold W. soft this morning a slight rain Early this morning turned Colder through the day freezing sharp tonight Mare Bonnie travelled very well

3 A & Henry brought a load of gravel each then we heard that James Burrows died last night at 1/2 past 11 oc then the neighbours thought we would better quit the gravel, then the boys brought some wood & got ready to Kill our

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Dec 1901

hogs tomorrow A & Henry helped Flavius to level around his new wall PM W. Cler sharp freezing all day I have very lame back & sick on the stomach took a Physic feel a little better this evening

4 Killed our 4 big hogs for our own use & 5 smaller ones to take to Toronto our whole family were here Elias too we got done in good time W. Cler Sharp down pretty near Zero

5 Boys chored Cleaned up things in shop & Cleaned some Oats they went to the Funeral of J Burrows to 11th Con PM J went to sale of timber in Tait swamp PM got nothing girls went to Funeral too I have Cough yet my back is not quite better yet I did not go W. Cler Sharp getting some Milder

6 A went to Toronto 5 Pigs 739 lbs @ $8.00 per Cwt 18 bags Oats 1.2 Bus @ 46 cts J went to Ceder Grove & Chored Henry husked the Popcorn & shelled some Corn for Mush W. East wind pretty Cold yet

7 Henry drew 3 loads gravel it reaches Benj's last East & west fence now I think the Job is finished now for this year A finished a Halter that he is making for young Mare Queen then he salted our Pork they Carried it into

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