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Benjamin Reesor Diary, 1906-1909


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Aug 1908 Sept

he was in his right Mind this morning

31 Boys Cut feed Corn & Picked a lot of Cider apples I went to see Br N AM he was very dull I went again this evening he seems better old Dr Robinson saw him he says he thinks he is not seriously injured W. very warm over 80 deg J sowed Wheat south of bush

Sep 1 J sowed Knoll 5 acres with Wheat A helped Alick Milroy thresh till about 2 PM Henry took 15 bags Golden Sweet Apples to Lapps for sauce A & Henry began single plowing behind Cider house PM I & Nancy went to Joes to dinner Called at Elias's PM quite warm a little shower this evening a very little thunder)

2 A helped F McCreight thresh PM J & Henry plowed J Picked Pears AM W. Cool NW wind Cloudy Dr Called PM Susanna not so well Herman was here to dinner

3 J & Henry plowed J M A helped F McCreight thresh awhile then he plowed J took Grist to Davids PM then he went to look for Teenie Stovers Cow she is lost since Sundy I Called on Br N he is no better W. Cool NW wind Clear Susanna about the same

4 Boys plowed A began Painting big Veranda PM I Called on Br N he is a little better W. fine cler

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Sept 1908

Susanna about the same

5 Boys plowed A Painted got his first Coat on I took Susanna for a drive this Morning she is not very well this evening I & Nancy went awhile to Benj'ns PM then I called on Br N he is not very well today W. quite warm

Sunday 6 at home Joe's were here to dinner W. a little Cloudy this Morning Cler today pretty warm Russell & Carl came to stay all night

7 J & Henry plowed East of Potatoes in NE field A helped NB's thresh AM he went to Unionville on his Bycicle PM for a Pinion for seeder W. pretty warm Susanna not so well

8 A & Henry plowed J took Cream AM W. fine Cler getting very dry

9 J & Henry Chored & drew home stove wood A went to Toronto W. quite warm

10 J took Cream they all drew the last of the stove wood from bush the shed is about full W. Cloudy this Morning looked like rain but did not Come very very warm over 80 deg

11 A & Henry worked at Flavius stables J went to Toronto I went to see Br N PM he is gaining slowly W. very very sultry & smoky. There are Bush fires in the NW it is very dry

12 A & Henry worked at Flavius J took cream W. not quite so warm, not quite so smoky I brought Anne PM she helped Nancy

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