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Franklin McMillan Diary, 1928

Franklin McMillan Diary 1928 26.pdf

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July 17th & 18th: Picking cherries, etc.

July 19th: Big rain all night. Wet until noon. Picked 47 crates of cherries, all varieties. Started on Montmorency.

July 20th: Nothing doing. Raining & wet all day. Picked only 10 crates of cherries. Made some new ladders.

July 21: Picked first raspberries, 5 crates. Pints shipped to Toronto. Cooler today. Sold at 204, 196, 184.

July 22nd: Sunday. Rained all night and all morning in torrents. Everything flooded. Drain by the cistern washed out again.

July 23: Our biggest day this season. 227 baskets of cherries, mostly at 85¢. 37 crates of Callery at 65¢. 36 crates of beans at 50¢. 6 crates at 75¢. 1 pepper (first) $1.00. 2 crates of mammons (first) $1.50.

July 24: Orders lighter today. Picked 152 crates of cherries & 6 crates of raspberries.

July 25th: Picked 181 crates of cherries today. 10 crates of Callery, 10 beans, 10 cukes, 2 mammons. Fine & very warm.

July 26th: Picked 225 crates of cherries today. Also 25 crates of peppers sent to Toronto. Sold at 90¢ & $1.00 for the 20 crates sent July 24th & 25th.

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