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Sidney Clarence Van Sickle Diary, 1909-1913


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1911. Daily Record.


May 17 Jan Plastow. at Lynden for metal shingles for Wm. wood. Jr. I helped him get same. Carpenters here putting joice {joist} on barn.

May 18 Thursday. doing chores. & helping to put down cement walks at new house.

May 19 Friday. doing chores. helping to put down cement walk. drawing stone. & work in orchard cultivating. sent letter to H.E.P. shipped wire fence stretcher to Banwell Hoxie Company. Hamilton. & payed. the freight 50 {cents}.

May 20 Saturday. doing chores. planting potatoes. had head ache. in after. noon.

May 21 Sunday. drove to Harrisburg. & had dinner & tea at Jean's. also drove to St George Presbyterian Church. at N {night}.

May 22 Monday. doing chores. plowing & cultivating hoe crop. ground. wrote L {letter}. May {written in left margin} to H.E.P.

May 23 Tuesday. drilling up ground for. corn potatoes. & mangles. sowed corn & planting Potatoes. Bot 1/2 bus {bushel} corn at mill. Paid 50 {cents}. to H.C. Morrison. Posted Letter to H.E.P.

May 24 Wednesday. doing chores. borrowed W.M. Cornells turnip drill. & sowed mangels. marking out potatoe ground. & planting potatoes. drove to Rockton at night. & spent the evening at H.E.Ps. returned H.E.P.s watch.

May 25 Thursday. doing chores. helping carpenters to raise barn with horse. very nice day.

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