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Sidney Clarence Van Sickle Diary, 1909-1913


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1909 Daily Record.

Dec 9 Thursday. doing chores. took Geo horse to shop & had 2 front shoes set & two new shoes put on behind. paid 95 {cents}. S. Doherty shoes. blacksmith. bot Bread. at Robins Bakery 15 {cents}. cold west wind. I putting wood in shed & cellar.

Dec 10 Friday. doing chores. went to office & got mail. splitting wood. & fixing around barn. took some corn from barn floor. to Hog pen. milder to night. Joe Plastow called. & wanted to get some straw. F.W.M. took grain to mill to get chopped.

Dec 11 Saturday. doing chores. I drawing in fodder corn. down st at Night & went for walk to South Lynden with Miss S.A. Patterson. Recv letter from H.E.P.

Dec 12 Sunday. doing chores in A.M. went to Rockton & had dinner & tea at H.E.Ps. Mis S.A.P. {Patterson} went home with me. & returned at night. snow. & rain. at night.

Dec 13 Monday. doing chores. rainy and very wet. F.W.M. husking corn.

Dec 14 Tuesday. doing chores. splitting wood. in shed. C. Boyle came after chopper. F.W.M. husking corn snow on ground. cutters & sleighs {written in margin: XXX } {there on?}. very good sleighing.

Dec 15 Wednesday. doing chores. Father to Harrisburg. I went to H.W. Rowes to get oil & boots mended.

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