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Benjamin Reesor Diary, 1906-1909


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Sept 1908

Sunday 13 at home JD's were at Henry's to dinner they Called awhile PM W. not quite so warm AM quite warm PM quite smoky

14 A worked at Flavius stable Henry helped Sarah wash AM he & J Chored PM I & Nancy washed AM W. not so warm

15 A Built about 2 feet on the top of Shop Chimney he helped Taylors thresh PM Henry took Grist to Davids W. fine Cool Br C brought Peter Bauman & wife a while AM

16 A worked at Hermans Henry helped W Taylor thresh AM he helped Gordon Dimma fill silo PM J helped Taylor thresh PM Mary & Fidelis Shirk from Rainham Township were here to supper W. Cler fine & Cooler smoky

17 Henry was helping to fill silos J took grist Oats to Davids & Chores A Came home from Herman's after dinner he Chored PM Adeline & Emma Ramer were here to dinner Mary & Baby Came too I brought Anne to help Nancy W. quite warm

18 A & Henry helped fill Silos J Chored AM he went to F man's bay to see about Coal W. very warm through the day the nights are cool

19 A helped fill silos J & Henry brought 3 loads Coal from Locust Hill @ $6.70 per ton they took up one load Wheat 44 Bu @ 85 cts W. looked like rain not so warm

Sunday 20 at home Davids called awhile PM Joes were here to supper W. fine & Cooler Susanna not so well this evening

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Sept 1908

21 A helped Petty & Flavius fill silos J & Henry Cut our Corn with 2 Binders PM it is very heavy W. pretty warm smoky J took 2 loads Hogs lbs to Locust Hill AM for Hornshaw @ $6.95 per Cwt AM

22 Filled our silo till 3 PM A & Henry helped Thomas with 2 teams after we were done Hermans were here to dinner I & Nancy went to Elias's awhile AM the Baby is not well. Seems better.

23 A helped Thomas fill silo till 3 PM Henry helped till noon then he went to Markham J chored & drew off a few loads of Corn that the silo did not hold W. quite warm over 80 deg

21 Henry helped fill silos A took last of Wheat 2 loads to Locust Hill @ 85 cts J took some Chop to Davids & got the Pump road fixed it broke W. very very warm & smoky there was a little distant thunder in the NW but no rain it is very dry

25 A put in Cement walk for Levi Burkholder Henry helped A Dimma fill silo J Chored W quite warm & smoky yet

26 A Came home about 3 PM J & Henry Cleaned out Cistern they drew off stones PM I & Nancy went to Joe's PM Anne is sick something like Bronchitis Daniels Came to stay all night at Henry's W. quite warm they were here to Breakfast

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