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Benjamin Reesor Diary, 1906-1909


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May 1908

PM they got one the water was too high W. fine & Cler strong NW wind PM Russell Grove Came to stay all night

Sunday 10 all went to Meeting at Hebron except J he staid with Susanna remarks by Br C sermon on St John part of 15 C by Levi Grove no visitors about 10 young folks Called PM John Brillinger Called too PM & Flavius' were all here awhile after supper W. very fine & Cler strong NW wind calm tonight

11 Boys planted Maple trees along 11th Con along the two fields north of bush I & Nancy washed AM W. fine & warm cloudy towards evening a little rain tonight

12 I & J helped wash Meeting house AM A & Henry Chored Henry & Jake Diller went fishing to Big Rouge PM Caught about 40 I & Nancy went awhile to Joes & Elias's PM they are all well W. fine & warm strong wind at times a few squaals of rain

13 Boys built a Bridge across creek in NW field to get onto root ground they began to work on Mangel ground PM A drained at NB's PM W. warm warm East wind a little rain PM & tonight I took Susanna to Elias's this Morning I went to Ceder Grove PM & brought her home again

14 A drained at NB's Henry's went to Menno Burkholders J Chored & brought load sawdust PM

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May 1908

W a fine shower last night and drizzly this morning Cleared up PM fine growing weather bush turning green

15 A helped NB at drain J & I Chored Henry & Sarah took some Plum trees to the Menno Burkholder farm to plant PM W. East wind & rain awhile AM Cloudy PM

16 Boys Chored I took Susanna to Joe's AM & brought her home PM Nancy was taken sick very sudden about noon we called the Dr he Came & gave her some Medicine she is better again I think it was Indigestion W. fine & warm a thunder shower went around over the lake tonight

Sunday 17 at home Albert Reesor's were here to dinner Flavius's Ernie was Kicked in the Eye this Morning by a horse Flavius & Fanny are in Waterloo we expect them home tomorrow but Thomas telephone perhaps they will Come this evening the Dr thinks he may lose his Eye W. very fine Cler & warm

18 Boys worked at Mangel ground I & nancy & Susanna went to Flavius's AM Ernie is in bed Dr called he will Call again tomorrow he thinks perhaps he can save the Eye we went to Joe's PM to see their pretty little baby girl born last night all quite smart W. very very fine & Cler day

19 Boys sowing Mangels I went to Flavius' PM Ernie's face is Painful Dr Called will Call again tomorrow W. cloudy drizzly rain from East at times.

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