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Franklin McMillan Diary, 1928

Franklin McMillan Diary 1928 25.pdf

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July 8th: Sunday, very warm, 94 in the shade, they say. Went to Van Wagner Beach with Hammonds.

July 9th: Very warm yet. Picked 87 crates of strawberries. Had a shower in the evening. Picked first cherries, 6 baskets Early Richmonds.

July 10th: Warm again. Picked 36 crates of cherries, sold at 65 cents.

July 11th: Spraying cherries, put 6 tanks on today, 55 ½ lbs lead and 3 ½ gals lime sulfur.

July 12th: Spraying again, sprayer went plumb. Got 2 tanks on by 9 o'clock. Picked 35 crates Richmonds and 20 crates Callery.

July 13th: Finished picking strawberries, only had 243 x 36 pint crates and 432 x 12 quart crates. Started to shower about 4 p.m.

July 14th: Pulling weeds out of old strawberry bed. Some job.

July 15: Sunday, fine. Stayed home all day.

July 16th: Picked 60 crates Richmond cherries at 60 cents, also 15 crates sweets bobs at 80 cents. Expected a lot of them, but nearly all rotten. Cut 61 crates Callery at 75 cents. Picked first beans, 6 crates, 60 cents.

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