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Edith "Gertrude" Brown Hood Diary, 1927

Gertrude Brown Hood Diary, 1927_096.pdf

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Wednesday, June 22 Weather. Cloudy and rain then clearing & warm Got into working order again, in {news paper cuts off half the page} morning dry cleaning an inspection of place Men fired fence in sowed buckwheat {news paper cuts in} aturday, 1 p.m. News of the day {half a photo of a bed}

Thursday, June 23 Weather, Cloudy, Warm, rain early in {Moon?} turning cool at night butter in morning {news paper covers half the page} butter in morning n rchard in morning tatoes & scuffled mangds ed Buttonville ball ville wone {new paper section} Gives Cups for Oratory. Lake View Branch reported interesting monthly demonstrations and com-petitions, and an ingenious use of the roll call. It donated two silver cups to S.S. No. 9 for a contest in oratory, gave assistance to helpless infants and to sick persons. A particularly commendable report came from Scarboro' Junction Wom-en's Institute, and told of buying "wool-len underwear for the mother of a family, and underwear, stockings, boots and rubbers for the children." It sent regular donations to a deserted wife, assisted with a cot for the new East End Hospital, gave an offering toward the salary of a doctor in Northern On-tario, and sent flowers to various hos-pitals. It help a shower of canned fruit for the Home for Incurabl Chil-dren, and another of fruit cake for the King's Mission. The Richmond Hill Branch told of paying a story-teller to conduct a with the public library, and the Stouff-ville organization reported a gift of a its municipality. A choral class with 112 members was also organized at Stouffville. A Flower Day in the month of August was a red-letter occasion in the Union-ville Branch. Wexford Junior Institute told of total receipts for the last year of $230, and expenditures of $199. The various junior branches reported full member-ship in the League of Nations Society, and the Buttonville Branch became a member of Child Welfare Council. The Markham Sextet rendered sev-eral selections at the annual meeting, and one of the younger members gave a delightful piano solo. Mr. Harris spoke on the development of the new East End Hospital, to which the dis-trict is a subscriber. Judge Mott Speaks. Much interest was aroused by Judge H. S. Moot, who spoke about problems confronting parents. He urged his hearers to use every effort to reduce wastage in child life. Mrs. I. Graves was re-elected Presi-dent by acclamation. Mrs. Young and Mrs. Mason were appointed Vice-Presi-dents, and Miss Heron was made Sec-retary-Treasurer.

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