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Sidney Clarence Van Sickle Diary, 1909-1913


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1909. Daily Record.

Sept 29 Mother went up to F. C. Braithwaite's Recv {received} letter from Hep. settled with F.W.M. {brother-in-law Frank Mulholland} to date. for chopping. fixing plow. 1 ball twine. & milk check..

Sept 30 Thursday. doing chores. picking apples in back orchard. raining part of day. got horses up & drawed apples in drive barn. F.W.M. not working. tooth ache {written in pencil}


Oct 1 Friday. doing chores. picking apples. in back orchard. F.W.M. helping today. Mother came home from Jean's.

Oct 2 Saturday. doing chores. picking apples. down st at night bot Bread & Buns.

Oct 3 Sunday. doing chores in morning. went to R{Rockton} & had dinner & tea at Hep's {Harriet Eliza Plastow}.

Oct 4 Monday. doing chores. picking apples. F.W.M. went to Jersey {the Toronto, Hamilton & Buffalo Railroad runs through Jerseyville} bills to see about selling pigs.. recv letter from Hep.

Oct 5 Tuesday. doing chores. picking apples. had headache. in after noon.

Oct 6 Wednesday. doing chores. I working at spring in woods. & fixing dam. F.W.M. away to Jersey milk with 9 jugs 2260 lbs. I took 2 jugs to Lynden 430 lbs. total weight 2690 lbs. value $212.50 Recv payment. S.C.V {Sidney Clarence Van Sickle} & F.W.M. started to pull turnips to ship. Had settlement. with F.W.M. to date.

Oct 7 Thursday. doing chores. drawing turnips to car {railroad car}. 4 loads nearly 60 bushels to load. also pulling turnips this day. fine day.

Oct 8 Friday. doing chores. pulling turnips drawed 3 loads to car. about 184. bushel.

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