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Benjamin Reesor Diary, 1906-1909


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July 1908 Aug

28 Boys shocked barley AM. A & Henry done some Cementing at school PM J Painted big Veranda floor PM I took Lizzie home this evening W. very very warm

29 Boys drew dung on Knoll W. very very warm

30 Boys drew dung AM drew in 5 loads barley PM cut weeds in Graveyard this evening W. very very warm

31 Boys finished drawing barley rakings & all Davids Called this evening Louis went home with them he has been here a few days W. NW wind Cooler PM

Aug 1 Boys drew dung on field south of bush AM A & Henry went to S Pearces barn raising PM W fine not so warm

Sunday 2 all went to Meeting at Hebron except Susanna she staid alone remarks by Br C sermon on St Luke part of 19 C by C Burkholder Levi Grove's & family Peter Burkholders's & daughter Joe & Anne & Rosina Culp were here to dinner Elias's Called PM & Daniels after supper I forgot to say that we had a Call from Jacob Reesor & wife from Penn US yesterday W. fine & cler Cool Breezes

3 J cut few acres Oats south of garden & Henry shocked A spread dung AM

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Aug 1908

then they Cut awhile in Oat & Pea crop behind Cider house it is not ripe near the bush so he Cut awhile in the mixed grain East of dam W. very very warm some Cloudy I & Nancy washed

4 Boys Cut & shocked Mixed grain I & Nancy went to JD's to dinner W. very close & sultry thunder showers went around this evening few drops rain

5 Three boys spread the dung on Knoll & south of bush AM A helped Thomas thresh & J & Henry Chored PM I went to Ceder Grove AM W. a little wet this morning cloudy AM cleared up PM a very fine soaking rain last night some pretty heavy thunder the ground is well soaked

6 A helped Thomas thresh till about 10 AM Henry took Cream in Thomas's place J Cut Oats all except East of orchard he cut Spring Wheat too Teenie Stover & Sarah Ann were here to dinner I got {illegible} Mare shod all around PM {illegible} pretty warm

7 Boys finished harvest (cutting after dinner) I & Nancy went to JH Ramer's to dinner we Called at Winklers I ordered a suit of Cloth @ $17.00 & Pants & vest for everyday wear @ $5.50 W. prety warm fine Breeze

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