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Theobald "Toby" Barrett Diary, 1921

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Chores. Mark was in for a few minutes on his way downtown and we had quite a heated discussion on prohibition. Tomorrow, Ontario is to decide whether or not she will allow the importation of liquor and we all have our own ideas about it. Mark and I stick up for the rights of the individual on principle while the others are more practical and think the welfare of the state should be considered first. I'm no friend of booze but I feel that prohibition is more of a Prussian ideal than it is British but as most people think the other {way?} don't care. Dad went down to night to see Aunt Ida who has been quite sick. Has been a miserable day, Snowed three or four inces that night and has been {unintelligible}

Thursday August 18th

Frank went down to Pickford's this morning and they finished building the celler. I took some eggs over to Jack Martin and Dad took kids to school and brought Jack Martin back with him. Jack is canvassing the congregation to increase the revenue of the Church and is doing very well. This afernoon Mary and {unreadable name} drove down town and Mary {unintelligible} down to tell and to the Girl's auxillary to night. I went down to band practice to night and we came home together. Aunt Ida was sitting up to night but looks very sick. {Elgitha?} dropped a {unintelligble} heifer sometime during the night. Dad is going to try to milk her but she is pretty wild I have to stand and scratch her all the time Dad is working at her with great force and no warning. Lovely day, {veery?} mild but windy.

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