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Benjamin Reesor Diary, 1906-1909


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Aug 1908

18 Boys finished drawing in last of grain I & Nancy washed AM W. very fine

19 A & Henry helped Benj'n draw grain with team J Disced our wheat ground I & Nancy went to Elias's Children are getting better W. drizzly this Morning fine & Cler today

20 Benj'ns 2 Men helped draw dung on field behind barn with team boys with our 2 teams 67 loads I & Nancy went to Enos Nighswanders to dinner W. quite Cool slight frost very fine today

21 Boys drew dung J helped J Bean thresh for Benj'n W. very fine & Cler

22 Boys finished drawing dung on field behind barn then ganged spring wheat stubble AM they helped Elais draw last of his harvest then they ganged East of Creek below Orchard W. fine Cool toward evening.

Sunday 23 at home Flavius & family were here all PM I & Nancy walked to Br C's after supper W. very fine & Clear day

24 A & Henry single Plowed in fall Wheat stubble J went to Markham PM I went to Whitevale PM W. fine Cler Cool

25 Boys finished Plowing Wheat Stubble Henry & Sarah went to Mary Burkholders late

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Aug 1908

home at Mongolia some of her personal property was divided PM I & Nancy and Susanna went to Elias's then to Joes & to Teenie Stovers to dinner W. very fine some light frosts the last few nights

26 Boys dug some drains in Knoll Henry brought 500 2 1/2 in tiles W. very fine & Cler I took Susanna to Flavius this morning she stays all night

27 Henry went to Menno Burkholder's farm & drew dung (they intend to move on it in the spring) A helped Benj'n thresh all day J worked at the drain W. very fine & Cler Esther & her hired girl were here helping us clean our room & took up the Carpet & put it down again

28 A helped Henry draw dugn J grubbed the Wheat ground I went to Ceder Grove AM I & Nancy went to Elias's PM the children are still Coughing W. very fine

29 A helped Elias's thresh till after 3 PM J & Henry drew home some wood Henry went to W Bishops sale in Boxgrove W. fine

Sunday 30 all went to Meeting at Hebron except J he staid with Susanna remarks by C Burkholder sermon on St Mat 18 C by C Gayman Hermans were here awhile PM Ed Moyers were here to supper W. very warm Br. N was thrown out of his Buggy yesterday he laid insensible about 10 Minutes they took him home.

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