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Sidney Clarence Van Sickle Diary, 1909-1913


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1909. Daily Record.

Nov 6 to plow in small field next to barn. Father & Mother went to Ancaster I sold pair ducks to apple packers. down st. at night & got mail. Bread & can of fish. I had some words with F.W.M. about plowing in {XXX marked in margin} lower field.

Nov 7 Sunday. doing chores. very nice day. drove over to Rockton at night. I came home in rain. & very dark.

Nov 8 Monday. doing chores. went to Hamilton on to train returned on 4-15. train Father & Mother came home from Ancaster. rain this forenoon.

Nov 9 Tuesday. doing chores. I plowing all day. F.W.M. pulling turnips in afternoon. down street at night & posted letter to Hep. & bot 7 lbs meat. @ 10 {cents} = 70 (cents)

Nov 10 Wednesday. doing chores. plowing & drawing water furrows. & got in some corn & cattle. F.W.M. pulling turnips & drawed in load. I sold 2 bushel apples. to Heindas men. $1.00

Nov 11 Thursday. doing chores. cleaning out water furrows. plowing {word scribbled out} crop ground. F.W.M. at F Barlows. This afternoon. helping to pull turnips. I sold 6 pair ducks. @ 1.00 per pair total $6.00 Recv payment.

Nov 12 Friday. doing chores. plowing hoe crops ground. I took 5 empty barrels to R.A. Thompsons. Mother settled with Carrie for 7 1/2 pair of ducks. Sidney.

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