Monday July 1, 1907
A nice morning with a few showers of rain through the day. Ern called for me this morning at seven o'clock and we drove to Port. Wilson & Kate were ahead of us and Willie Cruikshanks & Miss Griffith were behind us. We had a good time going. We had dinner at the Queen's Hotel and supper at the Temperance Hotel. We were down to the lake a couple of times. We went for a five mile ride in a gasoline boat. It was lovely on the boat. It was after nine when we left Port. It was raining and pretty cold when we were coming home. Fan & Lila went to a picnic at Dunkeld. Fan stayed all night.
Tuesday, July 2:
A cool wind all day. Fan went over to McKee's this morning. Mother & Ida went to Geordie's this afternoon. It was ten o'clock when I got up this morning. Lila went to Pinkerton this evening. Geordie drove Mother & Ida home this evening. It was ten o'clock when I went to bed tonight.
Wednesday, July 3:
A cool morning but warmer through the day. It was half past six when I got up this morning. Mother, Father & Ida drove to Cargill this morning. Lila & I were doing a whale of a washing. Aunt Effie and Ern called for Mother this afternoon and drove her to the meeting. Lila, Ida & I went picking berries. We got about a quart. Mrs. Wm. Caswell spent the evening here. Ern & Melville Reid were up this evening. We had a wild time on the swing.
Thursday, July 4:
A warm day. We were very busy this forenoon. Father started doing his road work this morning. Beck Watson & Beck Roumey came here today before dinner. We had a good time this afternoon. Beck & Beck & I drove up to Uncle Sam's this afternoon. We were there for tea. The two came into our place for a while and then went home. Geordie went to Pinkerton tonight, He brought Bess & the kids over to our place. Fan & Vina came over tonight. Lila was up at Wilson's tonight. Vina, Fan & I were up as far as Wilson's for a walk. We had quite a time with Mr. Desmond tonight.
Friday, July 5:
A nice day. Lila went over to J. McKee's this afternoon. Ida went over to Uncle Adam's this afternoon. I went to Guild tonight. Fan & Vina were down.
Saturday, July 6:
A warm day with a few showers of rain. I walked over to Geordie's tonight. I was talking to Fan for a while. We called in to see Maud McKee. Geordie Sawyer was at Cargill and Pinkerton tonight.
Sunday, July 7:
A warm day. Bess & I drove to Pinkerton Church. We caught up to Willie Cruikshanks at the fouteenth corner and gave him a ride. Fan came down from McKee's. Ern Webb drove down this afternoon. Fan went home after tea. Ern & I left Geordie's about half past eight and went to Glammis for a drive.
Monday, July 8:
A warm day. Bill went to Cargill early this morning for I. Christain, the V.S. Mr. Wilson & Uncle Adam were here this morning for breakfast, also the V.S. We were very busy today. Mr. Nick Garland was up this evening.
Tuesday, July 9:
A warm day. Geordie Sawyer went to Jack Wilson's this morning to work. He brought Bess & the kids over to our place. Rev. Mr. J. McKinnon was here this morning. Lila walked to Pinkerton this morning. Bess, Lila & I walked up to Sam's place to pick berries. We got about five quarts. We were picking about three hours. Bess got 2 1/2 quarts. Uncle Adam was digging post holes this afternoon for Father.
Wednesday, July 10:
A nice day. We were very busy all day. I went over to Uncle Adam's this evening. Uncle Adam was helping Father with the fence this afternoon.
Thursday, July 11:
A rainy day. It stopped raining just before the Garden Party at the Manse but it was raining again before we got home. I said a recitation tonight, Hesekiah Bedott,. Ern, Wilson, Kate & I went into the garden party together. Ern brought me home tonight. We had quite a gang working today, as follows: Daunt, Geordie, Jim Andrews and Jack Roumey. Bess and the kids were also over. Bess & I drove to Pinkerton today just before dinner.
Friday, July 12:
A nice warm day. I walked down to Pinkerton this morning. I was there before the stores opened. I was over at the Manse before McKinnon's were. I walked home. Bess and the kids and Mrs. Sturgeon came over immediately after dinner and we went picking berries. We went up to Sam's place. We got quite a few. Lila & I walked to Guild tonight and back again.
Saturday, July 13:
A nice warm day. I saw the aristocrats going on their annual picnic. Father drove to Cargill this morning and got the fence. Lila went to Pinkerton this evening. Ern & Melville Reid were up this evening. Fan came over and called for me and we walked down to Pinkerton. Joe Stewart walked up home with Fan & I and then Joe went home. Lila & I walked to the fourteenth with Fan.
Sunday, July 10 :
A nice day. I walked down to the corner this morning going to church and then I got a ride with Fred McKee and Billy Cruikshanks. Kate Cruickshanks & I walked up together from morning church. Kate came to our place. Ern & Wilson drove over in the afternoon with their two drivers hitched together. They did not come in but we were talking to then for a while. Ern & Wilson called for us at seven o'clock and we went for a drive. We went to Lovat and back.
Monday, July 15:
A very nice day but a few sun showers. Bill went to Brant this morning. I was over at Uncle Adam's this morning bright and early. Lila called for Myrtle Reid and they walked to the fourteenth picnic. I called for Alma Reid and we walked to the picnic. We called at Russells and at Metcalfes going. Fan, Vina, Alma and I walked home together. Lila stayed at Metcalfe's tonight. I had an excellent time.
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Tuesday, July 16, 1907:
A warm day. Mr. Chambers from Cargill came today to put up the fence. Uncle Adam was also helping this forenoon. Nick Garland was up this forenoon for a few minutes. Mr. Chambers and Uncle Adam were here for dinner.
Wednesday, July 17:
A warm day. I put out a big washing and also scrubbed. Mother was out raking hay with the horse rake. Mr. J.B. Campbell and Arthur called for a few minutes this evening. Ern Webb called for me this evening about half past nine tonight and drove me over to A.C. McKee's. We met Nellie Campbell at the corner. She sent a letter to Wellie Caswell with Ern. We drove down to Caswell's and then over to McKee's. Nellie came with us to Caswell's. We had ice cream and cake at A.C.'s. We had a very fair time. I had a square dance and waltz with Ern. A waltz with Fred McKee. A schotishe with Wilson Metcalfe. A square dance with Nelson Flett and a square dance with Alex Groff. I met a Miss Halliday that was there. She lives in Wingham. We got home about half past one.
Thursday, July 18:
A warm day. I got up this morning and did the work and then I had a sleep. Daunt came over this forenoon. Ern Reid was up this forenoon. I was at Uncle Adam's this afternoon and for tea. I walked to Pinkerton this evening for the mail. I got a ride home from Pinkerton with Geordie Sawyer. Geordie came up to our place for a while. I got an introduction to Nellie Campbell's cousin, Miss Young.
Friday, July 19:
A warm day. Mother built a load of hay today. I ironed and baked bread. I walked down to Guild tonight. Alma called for me after I was gone. Norman Birrell and Harold Pinkerton walked up with Alma and I. Harold walked to the gate with me. Harold is not much of a talker.
Saturday, July 20,
A cold misty day. Father and Mother drove to Cargill this
forenoon. Bess and Geordie drove over this evening and I went
to Pinkerton with them. Geordie milked one cow for me this evening. Bess and I walked up from Pinkerton tonight, Geordie waited for the foot.ball. Bess and I met Alma Reid, Annie McIntyre and Lila and I walked back to Pinkerton with them. The four of us walked home together. Daunt and Lou drove Lila home tonight.
Sunday, July 21:
A warm day. Lila and I walked down to Sunday Schcol this morning. We sat with Allie and Lizzie Watson in church. I got a ride home part way with Mother and Father. Fan came home this afternoon about five o'clock. Father, Mother and Ida went back to the bush for a walk. Lila and I had a sleep. After tea Fan and I went to Pinkerton church. Joe Stewart caught up to us going down and walked down with us. Joe also walked home with Fan and I. Fan came up home for a while and then Fan and Joe walked to the fourteenth. It rained tonight after night church but we were hone quite a while before it. Lillie Garland sat with Fan and I at night church.
Paisley Main Street circa 1907
Monday, July 22:
A dark and rainy day. Bill went over to A.C. McKee's this morning. Lila went to Geordie's this morning with Bill to help Bess. Father, Mother and Aunt Effie went to Paisley this afternoon. They didn't get home until after night. Daunt Metcalfe took the beef ring heifer down to Garlands. Lou brought the horse over, then Daunt came up in the evening. Bill came home from McKee's in the afternoon. He went to Cargill tonight.
Tuesday, July 23:
A warm day. Lila walked down to Pinkerton this morning. Father, Mother and I drove to Lorne Pinkerton's funeral this afternoon. He had been in Fort William and got his foot taken off under the wheel of the train. It was a very large funeral. Lorne was a "Free Mason" and a great many of the lodge were there. I got a ride home with Uncle Adam. Annie McIntyre was at our place while I was away. She did not stay very long. Lila walked over to Metcalfe's this evening.
Wednesday, July 24:
A warm day but cool in the evening. Father and Ida went over to Uncle Adam's for a few minutes this morning. Annie McIntyre and Alma Reid came up this afternoon. Fan came over this evening. We had heaps of fun on the swing. Fan and I went to the twelfth corner with Alma and Annie. Fan and I came back home for a little while and then I went to the fourteenth bush with Fan. It is a very bright night and just about right heat for walking
Thursday, July 25:
A warm day. Ida went over to Geordie's today. I was up at J. Wilson's this morning for a few minutes. There were just Father, Mother and I for dinner today. I walked down to Pinkerton this evening for the mail. Everybody from around Pinkerton went to the Garden Party at W.D. Cargill's. Ida brought J.M.(Jack) Sawyer over home with her tonight.
Friday, July 26:
A cool day and a high wind. I walked down to Guild this evening with Annie McIntyre and Alma Reid. I read a piece tonight on Rev. James Nisbett, the first missionary. Wellie
Caswell walked home with Annie McIntyre, Norman Birrell with Alma and Joe Stewart with me.
Saturday, July 27:
A warm but windy day. Bess came over this afternoon and left the baby and then went to Cargill. She took Ida, Jack and the baby home with her. Lila came home from Metcalfe's this evening. Ida came home from Geordie's. Alma Reid was over this evening for a little while. Mother and Father were raking and coiling and drawing in. I helped in the mow all day, After supper I churned and fed four calves, milked four cows, and Lila was home in time to help me to scrub. I was a little tired tonight.
Sunday; July 28:
A warm day. Lila walked down to Sunday School this morning. I walked to church. I sat with Lizzie, Mabel and Olive Watson. Mabel and Olive came up with me after church. Joe Stewart drove over in the afternoon. Bess, Geordie and the two kids came over in the afternoon. Daunt and Lou drove over but didn't stay. Joe Stewart, Fan and Olive drove to Pinkerton Church. Mabel and I got a ride down with Billy Webb. Ern Webb drove me home. We went around the fouteenth corner for a drive. It was a beautiful night.
Monday, July 29:
A warm day but cool and windy towards evening. 1 was helping in the mow today. Ern Reid was up today. Bill came home from McKee's tonight. We finished haying today and I' m not very sorry.
Tuesday, July 30 :
A warm day. Father drove Mother and Ida over to Geordie's this morning. I did a big washing today. Lila came over from Geordie's this afternoon for a little while. Father was helping Jim Andrews this afternoon. Mother and Ida walked home tonight, Alma Reid was over this evening. Ida and I went home part of the way with her.
Wednesday, July 31:
A warm day. Ida was over at Uncle Adam's this morning. Father drove to Pinkerton this morning. George Wilson was down this morning for a few minutes. Geordie Sawyer came over this after dinner and cut our fall wheat. I went over to Geordie's this afternoon. I called in at Uncle Adam's and Sandy McKee's going over. I heard some things today that made me feel pretty bad. Fan came down to Geordie's this evening. Geordie Mateer and Roy Stewart came over in the evening. Frank Sawyer is staying at Bess's now. I went home a piece of the way with Fan. Lila walked up to McNally's this evening to a party. I got an invitation to go also but I heard so much about going to it that I was sick of it before I got there and so I did not go. I stayed at Geordie's all night..
Thursday, August 1, 1907:
A warm day. I got a ride home this morning with Geordie Sawyer. I ironed all forenoon. Ida was over at Uncle Adam's this forenoon. Father drove Mother down to Pinkerton to a Missionary Meeting at the manse. Fan came over from McKee's Fan went home immediately after supper. I went to the 12th corner with Fan. We had a thunderstorm this afternoon, also one through the night. Father drove down for Mother this evening,
Friday, August 2:
A rainy morning and cold in the evening. Fan came over this afternoon. Father drove Mother to Georgie's this forenoon. Georgie brought her back in the evening. Fan and I walked down to Guild this evening. We got a ride home with Joe Stewart and Jack Groves in a livery cab from Cargill. Vina McKee, Lila and Alma Reid also got a ride with them. We had heaps of fun tonight every place we went to. Fan stayed all night with me. Lila is taking her place at A.C. McKee's.
Saturday, August 3:
We went out to a picnic at Silver Lake today. The crowd were as follows. In a double cab the following went; Ella Cruikshanks, Vina McKee, Lena McNally, Fan, Mabel Stewart, Billy Stewart and Jack Groves. These drove together; Nelson Flett and Scott Webb; Bill Cruikshanks and Miss Eva Griffith; Jim Cruikshanks and Mabel Watson; Fred McKee and Lizzie Watson; Wellie Caswell and Ethel and May Mutrie; Wilson Metclafe and Kate Cruickshanks; Bill Roumey and Maud Parker; Ern Webb and Sadie herself. We certainly had a grand time. We danced, rowed on the lake, played baseball and football, and had heaps of fun. The girls took baskets and the boys were very good to provide anything else we needed. We got home at five minutes to twelve. It was as cold as winter coming home.
Sunday, August 4:
A cool day. Fan and I got up this morning at ten o'clock. We had a ravenous appetite all day. We had a sleep again after we got something to eat. Geordie, Bess and the baby came up for dinner after church. I was sleeping when they came but got roused up after they came by Bess. Lila came home from McKee's this afternoon. Fan, Lila and I did a great deal of laughing. Fan and I went to night church. We got a ride down part of the way with Wellie Caswell. Ern Webb drove Fan and I hone. He drove Fan over to A.C.'s and then drove me home.
Monday, August 5:
A nice day, I washed, scrubbed and helped off with a load of wheat. I walked over to A.C. McKee's this evening to take Fan's place. Fan stayed all night.
Tuesday, August 6:
A nice day. I was over home this forenoon. McKee was away all day. I was ironing all day. Wilson was the only man working on the farm. Vina came over tonight with Fred. Vina and I drove to Pinkerton. Wilson also went away.
Wednesday, August 7:
A windy day. Mrs. A. Gregg and children, Ruby, Johnny and Elmer came over this forenoon. I went down to Geordie's this evening. Wilson went to the Grove.
Thursday, August 8:
A warm day. Mr. Ross from Cargill was here this afternoon for a short time. Mrs. McKee was away picking berries this afternoon. I did not go away anyplace tonight.
Friday, August 9:
A warm day. Mabel Watson came up to J. McKee's this afternoon. J. McKee's are threshing this afternoon. Vina McKee and Mabel Watson called for me to go to Guild tonight but as I had a very sore throat I thought I would be better at home. The lads came home from Brant tonight. I went to bed early tonight. The threshing machine moved over to Sandy's tonight after I was in bed.
Saturday, August 10:
A nice day. They threshed all day. Vina and Mabel Watson were over a couple of times today. I went home with Geordie, Bess and the kids. Geordie went to Pinkerton. Fan was over at McKee's this evening and she and Alma Reid got a ride to the corner with Ern Webb. Bess and I and the baby drove down to Pinkerton. We caught up to Fan and Alma and gave them a ride down. Bess and I were at Dick Trotter's for a while. Ern Webb drove me home and Joe Stewart walked home with Fan and W.J. Moffat with Alma. I went to McKee's tonight.
Sunday, August 11:
A very warm day. I am still at McKee's; the lads all went for a swim. Flo walked to church. I got dinner for the lads. After church Ern brought me home. He went up to Armstrong's for a while. Joe Stewart called for Fan tonight at six o'clock and Ern called for me at half past six and we drove to Glammis church. It was McEachern's farewell sermon. It is a tremendous hot night, especially in church.
Monday, August 12:
A nice day. Geordie Sawyer was here cutting oats.
Tuesday, August 13:
A nice day. I went picking berries with Uncle Adams. Wes Caswell and Jim Andrews and all Uncle Adam's folks and myself were picking berries, Father and Mother drove up in the afternoon for a while. Father and I drove to Pinkerton after tea. I walked to the fourteenth tonight. I called in at Sandy McKee's and Fan came down to Geordie's with me. Joe Stewart and Geordie Mateer were at Geordie's when we got there. We had quite a time playing ticks. Joe walked home with Fan,
Wednesday, August 10
A cool day. Jack Sawyer and I got a ride over to the corner with Geordie Sawyer this morning. Bess and Mrs. Sturgeon drove over. Bess and Mrs. Sturgeon went to pick berries. Father and Mother were drawing in oats this afternoon. I was minding Bess's two kids and keeping house. Mrs. Geary and Emily came up this afternoon while I was alone. Father, Mother and Ida went to Metcalfe's tonight. I went as far as Uncle Adam's and stayed there until they came back.
Thursday, August 15:
A nice day, looks like rain. Father, Mother and I went to Cargill this morning. Mrs. Sturgeon and Bess drove over this morning to pick berries. Bess waited until we came from Cargill but Mrs. Sturgeon went on with Aunt Esther. Alma Reid was at our place for dinner. After dinner we went to the berry patch. The crowd that were together today were as follows; Wes Caswell, Johnny Reid, Alma Reid, Ern Reid, Bess, Father and I. We had heaps of fun and got heaps of berries. We were greatly excited when we got home thinking that Aunt Esther and Mrs. Sturgeon were lost. They got home O.K. I went over to to Geordie's this evening when she was going home. I walked up as far as Sandy McKee's, there I met Fan and we two walked up to H. Hettrick's to a small party. There were twenty-five there. We had a very fair time. Ern Webb drove me home to Geordie's
Friday, August 16:
A warm day with a nice shower of rain. Joe Stewart was at Geordie's this afternoon. Geordie Mateer was at Geordie's for a few minutes. I was over at Sturgeon's for a few minutes. Joe Stewart bade us good-bye and then went to Prayer Meeting at Purdy's Church. I walked home this evening. I was in at Sandy McKee's when I was coming home. Geordie Sawyer was at our place when I got home.
Saturday, August 17:
A nice day. Geordie Sawyer came over this morning to cut
oats. He went up to the other place after dinner to cut. Lila came home from Metcalfe's today at noon. Mary McKee came over this morning. She went home after dinner. Alma and Melville Reid came up this evening. Bill Roumey and Alma Reid washed the dishes tonight,
Sunday, August 18:
A nice day. Lila & I walked to Sunday School. Fan was out at morning church. She came up before dinner and stayed all day. Mr. McEachern preached today and the sermon was excellent. There was a good crowd out this morning. Geordie and Bess left Jack here this morning and they took the baby to church. They would not stay for dinner. Jack & Beck and Flora Thompson were here today. Fan & I walked to night church. McFachern preached tonight. Ern Webb drove us home. He drove Fan home and then he and I went up the fourteenth and around the block for a drive. It was a grand night, beautiful moonlight.
Monday, August 19:
A nice day. School started today, Aunt Effie left Annie May McMillan here while she picked berries. Will was working at home today. We put out a big washing today.
Tuesday, August 20:
A nice day. Lila and I scrubbed and gave the kitchen a general cleaning. We also ironed. Mother was helping in the field. Will was at hone working today. Fan came over this evening. We had a good time out on the swing. Fan and I were on together and fell off. I was in the bottom so I guess I was worse hurt. I also got my head cut on a limb but nothing serious. Lila and I went over a piece of the way with Fan when she was going home. I had a white handkerchief tied over my head. Ern Webb caught up to us over on the sideroad. Ern drove Fan on over and then brought Lila and I back, It is a grand night. Bright as day but a little cool.
Wednesday, August 21:
A nice day. I finished the ironing this morning. Will went to McKee's this morning, Mr. Jas. Murray was up this forenoon. Lila went down to Pinkerton tonight.
Thursday, August 22:
A nice but windy day. Bess, Jack and baby came over this morning. Alma Reid was up this forenoon. Mother went over to Geordie's with Bess after dinner. I went as far as Uncle Adam's with Bess and then Alma Reid and I walked over to Janet Russell's. We walked home in the evening. Ern and Wilson caught up to us on the sideroad and gave us a ride to Uncle Adam's gate. Alma and I walked to Pinkerton from Uncle Adam's. We were up at Gregg's for a while and then we walked home. It is a lovely bright night.
Friday, August 23:
A windy day. Lila went to Geordie's this morning and came back this evening. Lila and I walked down to Guild this evening. Guild went in at eight o'clock and we out about half past eight. The crowd then went to the concert. The concert was excellent. Ern drove me home after the concert. We went up the road as far as Mutrie's. Ern was certainly vexed at me tonight.
Saturday, August 24:
A cool and windy day. Mary and Verna Donnelly came up today to play with Ida. Will and I went to Cargill tonight. We came home by Pinkerton.
Sunday, August 25:
A cool and windy day. Ida and I walked down to Sunday School this morning and home after church. Mr. Scott preached today.
Janet and John Russell came up today from their church. Bess, Geordie and baby went to the tenth. They left Jack at our place. Ern Webb came over this afternoon. Will went to Cargill after supper. Ern and I went to Cargill Methodist Church. I heard a new Methodist preacher, Mr. Fortner, for the first tine. Fan was still at home when Ern and I came from Cargill and Fan went over to McKee's with Ern. Daunt and Lou were over tonight.
Monday, August 26:
A cool and windy day. We were working at the harvest all day. I walked down to Pinkerton this evening. Fan went to Pinkerton tonight and then she came up home. Lila went over to Geordie's when Fan was going home.
Tuesday, August 27:
A misty rain all day. Father drove me over to Metcalfe's this morning. Lou is making me a black jumper dress.
Wenesday, August 28:
A nice day. I am still at Daunt's. Jack Roumey is threshing today. I was talking to Mabel Stewart at the road.
Thursday, August 20 :
A warm day. I called for Mabel Stewart today immediatley after dinner. Lena McNally also called for Mabel, then we called for Ella and Kate Cruikshanks and we walked down to John McKee's to a quilting bee. There were other girls there. We finished two quilts. We had a very good time. We walked to the sixteenth school in the evening to a school meeting. Then we walked back home. I went to Metcalfe's. Wilson Metcalfe walked with Kate. We were in at Cruikshanks going home. Ella and Mabel walked with me. It was after eleven when I got home
Friday, August 30:
A nice day. I did a great deal of work today. Tom Metcalfe is working for Daunt today. I walked home tonight. I got a ride a short piece of the way with Geordie Mateer. When I got home Aunt Effie, Annie May and Melville Reid were sitting on the verandah waiting for our folks to come home. I was keeping house alone till after ten o'clock.
Saturday, August 31:
A windy and cool day. We had a lot of hard work today. Alma was over tonight.
Sunday, September 1, 1907:
A nice day with a shower in the morning. Mother, Will and I drove down to church this morning. Johnny Reid was at our place for tea. Fan and I walked down to night church. It was lightning quite a bit tonight coming home from church. Ern Webb drove us home from church. We came up home first and then Fan went to the fourteenth.
Monday, September 2:
A nice day. Aunt Effie, Ern Reid, Lila and I went picking thimble berries. We had a good time but did not get many berries. Fred McKee was at our place getting pigs when I got home. Mrs. Nick Garland and Miss Mary Garland were at our place this afternoon. I walked over to A.C.'s this evening to take Fan's place.
Tuesday, September 3:
A warm day. I'm at A.C.'s today. Fan went home this morning. I ironed all day.
Wednesday, September 4:
A nice day. I'm still at A.C.'s. Ethel Pinkerton is here today. Vina and I got a ride over home with Wilson Metcalfe. We walked back.
Thursday, September 5:
A thunderstorm this morning. Wilson drove Mrs. A.C. over to Sutherland's. Mrs. Sutherland and her went to Paisley. I kept house.
Friday, September 6:
A nice day. I am at A.C.'s. Had an easy time today. Threshers came to A.C.'s about half past five. Mill boys came home from Brant after dinner. We had them all for supper and lodging.
Saturday, September 7:
A rainy morning. Threshers left after dinner. Mr. Caskanette came this afternoon and stayed all night. Mr & Mrs. Sutherland & Olive came over tonight. We had excellent music tonight. Fred, Ern, Vina and I occupied the floor.
Sunday, September 8:
A nice day. Mr. & Mrs. A.C. went to church. Wilson went to Walkerton this morning. Ern did not go to church. I kept house. Ern drove me over home after dinner. Bill's horse is very sick. Ern stayed for a while then went home. Lou, Daunt, & Fan drove over tonight. Lou, Fan & I walked down to church. We got a ride with Bill Stewart and Fred McKee. Ern drove me over to A.C.'s after church.
Monday, September 9:
A warm day. The lads went to Brant this morning. We washed and churned today. Lila called in this evening. Vina & I came as far as Uncle Adam's to bid Angus good-bye before leaving for the west. George McKee is sick tonight.
Tuesday, September 10:
A nice day. Ethel Pinkerton came to A.C.'s this morning. I ironed all day. George is cross as sticks. Ethel, Vina, Alma & I went over home tonight. George cried all night. Ethel & I enjoyed a feed of pickles tonight.
Wenesday, September 11:
A rainy day. Ethel got a ride home with Wilson tonight.
Thursday, September 12:
A warm day. I had a snap today. Fan & Lila were over tonight.
Friday, September 13:
A nice day. Ida Sawyer and me drove Mother & Fan over home tonight, I stayed at Geordie's all night,
Saturday, September 14:
A nice day. I walked up from Sawyer's this morning. Fan called for me this afternoon and we went to a picnic at Buckley's Hall. We got a ride part of the way with Dan Connors. Dan is heavier than a feather, at least Fan and I thought so for he sat on our knees going to the picnic. I had a very good time at the picnic. Wilson and Kate & Ern and I drove to Paisley after the picnic. Ern got a tooth pulled. Bob Watson came into the hotel to talk to Kate & I while the boys were getting the horses. I went to Sandy's tonight.
Sunday, September 15:
A nice day. Mrs. McKee & Mary went to morning church. Wilson and Sandy went to the river to swim. Ern stayed at Sandy's this forenoon. Uncle Tom was here all forenoon. Ern drove me over home this afternoon but did not stay. Fan & I walked down to night church.jIt was very hot in church, Fan & I sat at a window. Ern Webb drove us home. Ern drove Fan to Sandy's and then we went across to Bill Leask's hill for a drive. We saw the place where we had the upset in the winter. It is a grand night. I went to Geordie's tonight. I did not sleep very good tonight on account of a bealing finger.
Monday, September 16:
A windy day. I was over at Sturgeon's tonight to see how Geordie Mateer was getting along. He is sick with appendicitis.
Tuesday, September 17:
A nice day. Bess & I washed and scrubbed. Ida Sawyer came over from Sturgeons and stayed with me tonight and Bess and the baby went to Sturgeons to sit with Geordie Mateer.
Wednesday, September 18:
A windy day. I ironed for Bess today. My finger is very sore. I walked up to A.C. McKee's and stayed there for tea, then I went to Sturgeons. Mabel Stewart and I went over to Geordie's spring for a pail of water. Bess, Mabel & I had quite a chase after the cows. I went up to McKee's again. Lila was there. Lila and I startled walking home. We got over the fourteenth a piece of the way when we met Ern Webb and Bill. Ern wanted Lila and I to go back to Sandy's with them and then they would give us a ride home. We went back with them and they drove us home. Ern and Bill went back to Brant.
Thursday, September 19:
A rainy day. Father & Mother went to Paisley this afternoon. Alma Reid was up this afternoon. I am not able to anything with my sore finger.
Friday, September 20:
A windy day. I walked down to Pinkerton in the forenoon. Father and I drove to Jack's this afternoon. They were not at home. After Beck Alexander came home from school we went to Geordie Alexander's and had our tea. One of Geordie Alexander's horses pretty near run over Beck Thompson. We came back to Jack's and got Father his supper and then he went home. Beck came home in the evening.
Saturday, September 21:
A windy day. Jack Lamb was here this morning. I ironed for Beck this afternoon. My finger is very sore tonight and I could not sleep.
Sunday, September 22:
A windy day. Beck, Jack & I drove down to Bill Alexander's. We left Beck Thompson at Geordie Alexander's. Mr. & Mrs. Jimmy Watson and Wilbert, Mrs. Tom Thompson and three children, Andy Alexander and Stewart Butcher were also there. We had a good time. We came home in the evening. I went to bed early. My finger has been very sore and stiff all day.
Monday, September 23;
A cool dark day. Beck and I walked down to Geordie Alexander's to see Mrs. Geordie's little baby. We walked back again after dinner. Beck and I slept all afternoon. Willie and Beck Thompson came here from school tonight. Beck Thompson and I went to the bush for the cows.
Tuesday, September 24:
A cold windy and rainy day. Jack Roumey is drawing bark. Andy & Bob Alexander called for Beck and I this morning to give us a ride down to John Butchart's threshing till after supper. The threshers finished before supper. Andy Alexander started off walking. We caught up to him and gave him a ride. Andy came into Jack's and stayed for a while and then went home. He was going to take me home but as it is such a disagreeable night I did not go.
Wednesday, September 25:
A cold windy and rainy morning. Beck, Jack and I drove out as far as Andy Alexander's and then Willie Thompson drove me home from there. I got home in time for dinner. Ern Webb called for me this evening at half past six and we drove to Paisley Concert. Wilson and.Kate were also there. Mother was over at Geordie's today minding the kids. Bess and Geordie went to the show. The Concert tonight was not very good and it was a rainy and cold night.
Thursday, September 26:
A cold and windy day. Lila walked over to Geordie's this afternoon and I walked to Sandy McKee's. We called in at Uncle Adam's when we were going. We got some good buns to eat while there. We called in when we were coming back. It was a very dark and windy night and Lila & I had a little bit of mud when we got home.
Friday, September 27:
A cold and windy day. Lila and Mother drove over to Metcalfe's this afternoon. Lila and I walked down to Guild. We had a very good time. Mr. John Moffat, Edgar Wilson, Myrtle Reid and I were grouped together for answering conundrums. It was twelve o'clock when we got home.
Saturday, September 28:
A rainy day. Mother and Lila went to Cargill this afternoon. Lila and I walked down to Pinkerton this evening and back.
Sunday, September 29:
A dark and cold day. Fan went to morning church. Fan came up from church. Geordie and Jack Sawyer called when they were coming down from the tenth. Mother, Father and Ida went over to Uncle Tom's this afternoon. Fan and Lila went to Uncle Adam's. I am keeping house. Wellie Caswell was up for a few minutes. Fan came home and we went to night church. Lila went to night church with Alma. Ern drove Fan and I home. I went to Geordie's tonight.
Monday, September 30:
A cold day. I am at Bess's all day. Tom Sawyer was down today and moved the stove.