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Sidney Clarence Van Sickle Diary, 1909-1913


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1909. Day Book. 1909.

April 1 Thursday. Doing chores. I went to James Hunts & got belt. & getting ready to cut feed in afternoon. very nice day. sold 2 veal calves. to Dyment. for $10.00. recd {received} payment.

April 2 Friday. doing chores. I went to H.W. Ros's & bot {bought} gallon. coal oil. & 50e/. package stock food. not very nice day. I posted letter to H.E.P. {diarist's girlfriend and future wife's initials} Frank away with team. to Wier. & trimming apple trees. I had head ache all day.

April 3 Saturday. snow from east. most all day. doing chores. & I making belt tighteners. Frank took grain to mill to get chopped. divided 30 eggs. my share 15. eggs. Paid B.V $5000 on last half of years' rent.

April 4 Sunday. doing chores. went to church morning & evening. very {mild?} day but very mudy {muddy} on roads. gave 30e/ towards the different collecting church

xx Frank Wilson fell through hole in barn floor at Austin Mulhollands. barn on april 3-09.

April 5 Monday. doing chores. moving Stoves at house & brought GEVs stove over here. also took James Hunt 1890 lbs hay. Ed Roung here to see about pigs.

April 6 Tuesday. doing chores. sold 7 Jugs to Amos Dyment. 1390 lbs. at 7 per lbs. with $1.00 over. total amount {Paid?}

xx had settlement with F.W.M. to date.

xx Paid Father balance of years rent {E ck?} I not very well. bad pain in Back. AEV & Mrs Vanderliy here for {word faded?} & dinner. Mother working to {A?} cloudy with some rain.

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