The Journals of Mary and Eva Jeffery 1937-1941


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The Journals of Mary and Eva Jeffery

Lauretta, Prince Edward Island
5 mi NW of Alberton - Lot 3
1937-1941

PREFACE

 

The following has been transcribed from the original journals of Eva Jeffery, daughter of John "Spurgeon" and Dorcas (Collicutt) Jeffery of Lauretta, Prince Edward Island. Eva and her sister Mary kept journals of family’s goings from 1926-1930. Following Mary’s death in 1930 Eva continued keeping Journals until 1946.

The journals cover subjects such as the weather, church attendance, the visiting from home to home of neighbours and friends; annual planting and harvesting of crops; and all their routine daily chores.

Please forgive my errors if there be any, as I did my best to interpret the original handwritten journals from their original notebooks. There are five journals in total, they are as follows: #1-1926; #2-1927; #3-1929-30; #4-1937-41; #5-1942-46.

Carter W. Jeffery

January 1999

 

PEOPLE MENTIONED IN THE JOURNALS

 

Beginning New Year 1937

Jan. 1

Fine soft day, all thawed out started to freeze in eve. Frank Kinch'es wife here in afternoon.

Jan. 2

Fine, little cold froze hard. Killed beef and George to St. Louis in afternoon walked back, not a sign of snow. Jack Burke here looking for to buy a cattle beast.

Jan. 3

Rained nearly all afternoon, nasty in morn. George out to church in afternoon, I did not go.

Jan. 4

Fine day. Bottled beef. Baptist minister Duncan and Daisy here in afternoon and Earl Kinch. Ray Duggan here grading potatoes.

Jan. 5

Fine mild. McInnes here with bags.

Jan. 6

Fine but cold wine. Grading potatoes. Duggan here helping.

Jan. 7

Fine day till eve. Started to storm fine snow.

Jan. 8

Fine day. Grading potatoes.

Jan. 9

Rained, some sleet, clear in eve little colder. Good car roads. Finished grading car load. Duggan here 9 ½ days.

Jan. 10

Fine nice day. Nice car roads.

Jan. 11

Fine day. Dad in Alberton and Alton Rayner here inspecting potatoes and Brundage here with him.

Jan. 12

Fine nice mild day. Church meeting. Phillips here and had dinner had his car and dad to St. Louis in morn to get horse shod.

Jan. 13

Fine day fairly mild, little snow in morn. Loaded car of potatoes. Williams trucked them out, finished at half past 3, had Williams and Rix and McInnes and Duggan to dinner.

Jan. 14

Rained nearly all day. Cutting wood in woods all forenoon and grading seconds in afternoon. Started a mat.

Jan. 15

Rainy day. Soft quite mild day. Finished grading seconds, had Roy all day. Put in mat.

Jan. 16

Fine, little colder. Me and George to St. Louis took back some butter.

Jan. 17

Fine day. Me and George to church in morn and Mother and Dad over to Jim's in afternoon and had tea.

Jan. 18

Rainy day. Frank Kinch here in eve.

Jan. 19

Fine nice windy mild day. Cutting wood in woods. Howard and Jen here in eve.

Jan. 20

Fine day. Ralph Rennie brought in bag of sugar. Cutting wood in woods.

Jan. 21

Fine day. Snowed all afternoon.

Jan. 22

Fine day. Cars running every day.

Jan. 23

Fine day.

Jan. 24

Fine day. I was down to David's in eve. Cars running.

Jan. 25

Stormed some in afternoon. Sleigh here. Frank Kinch'es wife here and had tea.

Jan. 26

Fine day. Finished cutting in woods. Minuses wife here afternoon.

Jan. 27

Cold day, drifting zero. Dad to Alberton and got 2 horses shod. Cars stopped running. Finished first mat.

Jan. 28

Cold day, clear.

Jan. 29

Fine day. Took in stock.

Jan. 30

Fine day. Hauling wood.

Jan. 31

Fine day. David and Bessie here in afternoon. Me and George out to church but there was none.

Feb. 1

Snowed quite a fall of snow. Finished hauling wood. They buried Dick Kinch'es kid to day.

Feb. 2

Stormy dry cloudy, not a sign of sun, drifting. Me and George to corner with eggs.

Feb. 3

Fine day. Digging pump. Had David Gordon digging and Earl Kinch here in afternoon helping.

Feb. 4

Fine day.

Feb. 5

Cutting wood. Up with engine. White frost. Palmer and Jim here buying cattle, pigs, etc.

Feb. 6

Fine day. White frost. Didn’t quite finish.

Feb. 7

Snowed a quite a fall of snow. Me and Dad to church in afternoon.

Feb. 8

Fine. Little colder. Finished sawing wood.

Feb. 9

Rainy day, silver thaw. Finished second mat.

Feb. 10

Fine day. Nice mild day.

Feb. 11

Fine day, little colder. French man here looking for straw and Bill Stewart here with cow. Put in third mat.

Feb. 12

Fine day. George to grist mill. Dad through at Jim Costain's woods seeing about lumber.

Feb. 13

Fine nice mild day. Thawing some. Me and George to Alberton in morn and Dad to Tignish in afternoon and George down to John Smiths to get Roy Duggan to work.

Feb. 14

Fine day, raw wind.

Feb. 15

Fine day, soft. Started to split wood.

Feb. 16

Fine day, colder, started to freeze.

Feb. 17

Cold wind, very raw. Mrs. Ellis and Hattie here to tea. Had Ralph Duggan splitting wood.

Feb. 18

Fine cool, turned milder in afternoon, lovely light night. Earl Kinch here with cow, and Ralph Rennie here with one too.

Feb. 19

Fine day, thawing. Two French men here with gear, they hauled house and had dinner. George to grist mill in afternoon.

Feb. 20

Fine day, nice mild, thawing. Gass here and had dinner. French man brought home gear and Dad to Jim Costain's for lumber.

Feb. 21

Fine day, nice and mild. Me and George out to church in afternoon.

Feb. 22

Fine day. Dad through to Jim Costain's for lumber. Raw wind and Mrs. Charlie Ellis and Hattie here last eve.

Feb. 23

Fine. Snowed a little last night. Finished hauling manure.

Feb. 24

Fine day, little flurries of snow. David and Bessie here in afternoon.

Feb. 25

Snowed some all day. Fine in eve. Minus here in eve.

Feb. 26

Fine, little low drift.

Feb. 27

Through to Bill Costains for stakes. Had calf. Snowed some all day, quite blustry in eve. Me and George to St. Louis in afternoon. And Dad finished through hauling at Bill Costain's.

Feb. 28

Fine, little colder. Howard here in eve.

Mar. 1

Fine day. Started to grade potatoes. McInnes here to dinner. Had Ralph Duggan helping.

Mar. 2

Fine day. French man looking for butter.

Mar. 3

Fine day. Finished fourth mat. Dunn here with rebate cheque last night.

Mar. 4

Little light snow all day. Grading potatoes.

Mar. 5

Harry Barbour called. Fine day.

Mar. 6

Fine day. Grading potatoes, had Ralph.

Mar. 7

Fine day, little cold, drifty. Me and George out to church in afternoon.

Mar. 8

Fine cold wind.

Mar. 9

Finished grading potatoes, car load.

Mar. 10

Fine day.

Mar. 11

Fine day, cold.

Mar. 12

Fine day. Loaded car, potatoes, had Frank's team and 1 team and 1 single sleigh of our own in fore noon and Jim Dunbar hauled 3 loads and Archie Barbour hauled 3 loads, finished at 5 o’clock.

Mar. 13

Fine day.

Mar. 14

Fine day. Minus here in eve.

Mar. 15

Fine day. Laid first goose egg. Dunn here to dinner and horse doctor to file horses teeth.

Mar. 16

Windy, bleak wind, little rain. Finished 5 mats in eve.

Mar. 17

Fine day. Flurries of snow in eve. I was over to Jims in afternoon and me and George down to Bens in eve.

Mar. 18

Soft flurries of snow all day. Finished grading potatoes seconds and seed.

Mar. 19

Fine day. Got potatoe cheque and Dad to Alberton to cash it, and I finished sewing quilt and put in Mat.

Mar. 20

Fine day. Me and George to St. Louis in morn and I hooked some in afternoon and Dad to saw mill.

Mar. 21

Fine day, cold raw wind.

Mar. 22

Cold windy day, little drift, snowed some. George to Station for meat.

Mar. 23

Cold windy day.

Mar. 24

Cold windy day, drifting. Got 2 dozen eggs to day.

Mar. 25

Cold wind.

Mar. 26

Fine day. Finished 5 mats.

Mar. 27

Fine day. George to St. Louis and Carl Weeks here and had dinner and Dad and Mother down to David's in afternoon.

Mar. 28

Fine day. Easter Sunday, me and George out to church in afternoon.

Mar. 29

Fine day. David here for eggs, and Walkins man.

Mar. 30

Fine day, cold wind.

Mar. 31

Fine day.

Apr. 1

Fine day. I took flu.

Apr. 2

Quite miserable.

Apr. 3

Fine day, cold wind, east.

Apr. 4

Fine cold wind. Getting little better.

Apr. 5

Fine day. Howard here in morn to see cattle.

Apr. 6

Fine in morn, rained most of afternoon. Sold 2 cattle to Matthew, and O’Brien here for oats. Louis here in afternoon.

Apr. 7

Took 2 cattle to Alberton. Elmer here all day.

Apr. 8

Fine day. Finished last mat and started to house clean in attic.

Apr. 9

Fine day. Finished cleaning attic.

Apr. 10

Snowing quite a lot.

Apr. 11

Fine day. No church. Thawing quite a lot.

Apr. 12

Fine day. Dan here for eggs.

Apr. 13

Fine day. Very muddy. Me and George to St. Louis and mailed order to Eaton's. Burt Smith here looking for hay.

Apr. 14

Fine day, windy. Dad went to David's and got 14 turnips.

Apr. 15

Fine day.

Apr. 16

Fine day. Ethel Jeffery died to day, I was over to Louis to tell them.

Apr. 17

Fine day.

Apr. 18

Fine day, bad roads.

Apr. 19

Fine day.

Apr. 20

Rained all forenoon. Funeral at Abrams.

Apr. 21

Fine day. George to St. Louis for goods from Eaton's. Had calf yesterday, got 2 geese set and 6 hens, ducks started to lay April 16.

Apr. 22

Fine day. Cleaning up over the kitchen. Fresh herring, 15 cents a doz. McCue here looking for to get building hauled. Snow all gone, road pretty muddy, freezes at night.

Apr. 23

Fine day. McCue here for capson.

Apr. 24

Fine day. First car passed here. Doctor at Pat's.

Apr. 25

Fine day. I walked out to Chires, got a drive with Howard in car. I was over to Jim's in eve. Had little pigs.

Apr. 26

Fine day. Dad to Alberton in morn.

Apr. 27

Fine day. Jack Best here for jacks.

Apr. 28

Fine day.

Apr. 29

Fine day. Phil Evans and McLean here to sell car and Richard Jeffery here to dinner to see about work.

Apr. 30

Fine day. Howard here to sell car to us, for a drive in eve.

May 1

Bought car from Howard and sent for license. Will Mountain here to see about seed.

May 2

Fine day. Church, Howard here to take us to Church. Couldn’t get car started.

May 3

Fine day. Alfred Chaisson started to work.

May 4

Fine day. Fish peddler here and Mosher selling beef, and father Walsh here and got some see.

May 5

Fine day. Dan here and had dinner.

May 6

Fine day, dry wind. Putting out manure. Ance O’Brien here for oats and Brennan for hay see and Louis here for shears. Mother over to Frank Kinch's in afternoon.

May 7

Fine day, cold wind. Started to farm.

May 8

Fine day. Howard here and got car fixed, McCue fixed it, and went for a drive and again in the eve we all went to Tignish.

May 9

Rainy day.

May 10

Fine but muggy. Took 2 pigs to market. Howard here in eve, and Burt Rix for seed and Charles McMullan for oats.

May 11

Fine day.

May 12

Fine day, very warm. I was out to corner and mailed order to Eaton's and Louis here in eve.

May 13

Fine day. Howard here in eve and took car for a drive, nearly had an accident.

May 14

Rainy cold day.

May 15

Rainy can’t farm.

Mary 16

Rainy early in morn, cleared up. Me and George out to church in morn with wagon. Phillips got stuck.

May 17

Fine cold wins. Jim McIntyre died this morn. Knox here for pig in eve.

May 18

Fine day.

May 19

Fine day. Richard and Russell Jeffery here for pig and had dinner and Louis sheared sheep.

May 20

Was to funeral, Me and Dad. Howard took us. Rained most all afternoon.

May 21

Fine day. Hattie here in afternoon. Killed pig.

May 22

Fine day. Sowed some oats for first this year.

May 23

Fine day. We went for a drive in car. Howard went with us to Londu Ashley's and had tea here.

May 24

Fine day, dull weather.

May 25

Rainy, misty. Howard here and settled for car. Ance O’Brien here for oats.

May 26

Fine day. Phillips here to tea and I was out to church in eve.

May 27

Rainy afternoon. Got 26 chickens out and 54 geese.

May 28

Fine day.

May 29

Fine day.

May 30

Fine day. We went all out to church in morn.

May 31

Fine day, little thunder squall. McMullen here for oats and Williams here to look at bull and Howard for lend of car. Very warm, first warm day this spring.

June 1

Fine in morn, heavy thunder squall and heavy rain, cyclone.

June 2

Fine day.

June 3

Fine day.

June 4

Rainy day.

June 5

Fine day.

June 6

Fine day. We were all out to church in afternoon in car.

June 7

Rainy.

June 8

Fine day, warm. Drilled up garden, planted some in eve. Cutting seed. Took rig to Jack Wallace's.

June 9

Rained forenoon. Cutting seed, can’t work on land.

June 10

Rained hard in eve. Peter Burke and a Jackson fellow here selling mackerel.

June 11

Fine day. Sowed barley, cutting seed and I finished planting garden. Ducks out, 10 of them. Rained some.

June 12

Fine day. Finished sowing good oats.

June 13

Fine day, little thunder. Early and Ted Kinch here in afternoon. I was out to Sunday School in morn.

June 14

Fine, very windy. Started to plant potatoes. Got 100 chickens out.

June 15

Fine day.

June 16

Finished planting potatoes.

June 17

Fine day.

June 18

Rainy day.

June 19

Cleared up. Dad and Mother and George to Alberton in eve.

June 20

Fine day, dry wind. Me and George and Mother out to church in morn, and Mary McNeill here in afternoon to find key.

June 21

Fine day.

June 22

Heavy rain all day and night. Currie's trial.

June 23

Misty rain all forenoon, muggy cleared up in afternoon. Me and Dad to St. Louis in afternoon.

June 24

Fine day.

June 25

Fine day.

June 26

Fine day. Martha and Jimmie and Roy Jeffery and wife and Mina and 3 kids here to tea.

June 27

Fine day. Mary McNeill and Mattie here in afternoon and to tea.

June 28

Fine day.

June 29.

Fine day.

June 30

Rained some.

July 1

Fine day. I was down to Davids in afternoon.

July 2

Fine day.

July 3

Fine day, rained a little in afternoon. Got first strawberries.

July 4

Fine day. We were all out to church in afternoon, new minister DeLong.

July 5

Fine day.

July 6

Fine day.

July 7

Fine day.

July 8

Fine day. Finished sowing buck wheat, all through farming, scuffling potatoes to day.

July 9

Fine day. George Jeffery and Harry here to dinner.

July 10

Fine day. We were all down to Summerside at Georges and they were to St. Louis in eve.

July 11

Fine day. They were all to Lot 7 in afternoon.

July 12

Fine day. They were all to O’Leary in eve, I stayed home.

July 13

Fine day.

July 14

Fine day. Dad lifting Elmer Wallace's house.

July 15

Fine day. Dad to Tom Prdos to straighten barn.

July 16

Rainy day. Lifted Jim Kinches barn.

July 17

Fine day, squall in eve. Started cutting hay, 15 July.

July 18

Drizzly in morn. Me and George to church.

Aug. 4

Finished haying.

Aug. 12

Used our first new potatoes.

Sept. 3

Had church picnic, warm day.

Sept. 4

Ben Dunbar buried. Little squall at noon, cleared, fine warm.

Sept. 5

Fine day. We were all out to church in morn and to Alberton in afternoon.

Sept. 6

Fine day. Taking in grain, had Jig Kinch helping.

Sept. 7

Fine day. Finished taking in grain, all but green feed and buckwheat.

Sept. 8

Fine day. Exhibition.

Sept. 9

Fine day.

Sept. 10

Fine day.

Sept. 11

Fine till afternoon then rained some. Finished taking in green oats all but buckwheat now. Alfred Chaisson finished up working here, left.

Sept. 12

Fine but very windy. We were all up to Weldon Collicutt's in afternoon.

Sept. 13

Rainy day.

Sept. 14

Rainy, blizzard of a wind.

Sept. 15

Fine day. Scraping roads, Dad and George. Rawleigh man here in eve.

Sept. 16

Fine day.

Sept. 17

Fine day.

Sept. 18

Rained all forenoon and had Sid Smith here working.

Sept. 19

Fine day. We were out to church in morn and to Arch. Rayner's funeral in afternoon.

Sept. 20

Fine day. Dad started away with grist and car balked, George had to haul her home.

Sept. 21

Fine day.

Sept. 22

Fine day. Got car fixed, and Dad and mother went to grist mill and to McWilliams in West Cape.

Sept. 23

Fine day. Sold geese 95. Sid Smith finished up working here.

Sept. 27

Started to dig potatoes, had 5 hands besides our own.

Sept. 28

Fine day.

Sept. 29

Rainy.

Sept. 30

Rainy.

Oct. 1

Fine till eve. Digging again.

Oct. 2

Raining again. Had little pigs.

Oct. 3

Fine day. We were all down to Keenens funeral. Russell Rogers and wife here to tea in eve.

Oct. 4

Fine day. Finished digging.

Oct. 5

Fine day. Started to plough.

Oct. 6

Rainy afternoon. Will Albert here for gear to haul building.

Oct. 7

Fine day.

Oct. 8

Fine day. Frank Callaghan here to get building hauled.

Oct. 9

Fine day. Fred Bowness here and took cattle. Dad to St. Louis to see Frank Callaghan's building.

Oct. 10

Fine day. We were all to Craswell Weeks in Alberton and to Jim Gillian's to tea.

Oct. 11

Rainy day, cold storm.

Oct. 12

Cleared up a little. Was over to Jims in afternoon.

Oct. 13

Fine day. Frank Callaghan died yesterday. Dad to St. Louis.

Oct. 14

Fine day. Took up lambs, 12 lambs and 5 old sheep.

Oct. 15

Fine in morn, snowed quite a flurrie in afternoon. We were all out to Frank Callaghan's funeral in morn. Cattle buyers here in afternoon.

Oct. 17

Took Phillips to O’Leary church in afternoon and Ira and wife here in eve.

Nov. 18

Raining again. Took grist to mill and got 10 ½ bags of bran from Bona.

Nov. 24

Was to Mrs. Bearisto's funeral all of us in car.

Nov. 25

Fine day. Snowed some in afternoon. George took team and helped Frank Kinch haul potatoes in afternoon.

Nov. 26

Fine day. I was down to dentist and got 13 teeth pulled. Took car and Dad went down to Howard Clark's to haul up Schooner.

Nov. 27

Fine day.

Nov. 28

Fine, but very muddy, mild. David and Bessie here in afternoon.

Nov. 29

Rainy dirty day.

Nov. 30

Fine day. Dad and George to Jim Costain's sale. Frank Bernard here and Roy Burns.

Dec. 1

Fine day. Thrashing. Howard here for jacks.

Dec. 2

Fine day. Finished thrashing at noon.

Dec. 9 & 10

Killed chickens and took them back to Sheas, got 19 cents lb. And 14 cents for ducks.

Dec. 11

Fine day. Cars running, not very good roads.

Dec. 12

Snowy nasty little storm.

 

Beginning the new year 1938.

Jan. 1

Fine mild day. We were all down to Davids to tea and George brought home pig from Pridham's in morn.

Jan. 2

Stormy day, quite blustry. No church.

Jan. 3

Fine day. Getting out pig bedding.

Jan. 4

Fine day, mild. Killed beef.

Jan. 5

Fine little light snow in morn, soft. George to Alberton in morn, I was boiling beef.

Jan. 6

Fine day, nice mild. I was over to Jims in afternoon. George crushing grain. Finished boiling beef in morn.

Jan. 7

Fine in morn. Started to storm after dinner. Sawing wood at door. David and Bessie here in afternoon for a few minutes with church money. Started to rain in eve.

Jan. 8

Fine day. Sawing wood at door all day. Louis’s boy here and got 1 lb. of butter.

Jan. 9

Fine day. Little cold.

Jan. 10

Fine but very cold. Gass here and fixed telephone, and we paid him his bill.

Jan. 11

Fine, cloudy but cold. Colored my dress.

Jan. 12

Fine day. Finished sawing wood. Had Duncan minister here.

Jan. 13

Fine day. Killed pig. Me and George down to Bens in eve.

Jan. 14

Fine day. David and Bessie here in afternoon. Bottled some pork.

Jan. 15

Fine day.

Jan. 16

Fine day. Had church, first in new year. Me and George there. Howard here in eve.

Jan. 17

Fine day, little cold. Dad to Elmsdale to get horse shod and Hattie here in eve.

Jan. 18

Fine but cold.

Jan. 19

Had church meeting, Phillips here to dinner, took Dad out and brought him in. Fine day.

Jan. 20

Fine day. Splitting wood.

Jan. 21

Fine day. Splitting wood.

Jan. 22

Fine day.

Jan. 23

Fine day. Hattie and Jim and Mrs. Ellis here in afternoon and to tea, and Reigh here in eve.

Jan. 24

Fine day. Killing chickens in afternoon. Watkins man here in afternoon.

Jan. 25

Rainy, soft high wind, thawing.

Jan. 26

Fine day. Grace Gordon married today. Frank Kinch here in eve.

Jan. 27

Fine day, froze nice and clean. Harry MacLean here in eve.

Jan. 28

Fine day, little cold, nice clear, good crust. I was down to David's in afternoon and Dad to church with wood and to Alvies and Fred Rennie's. Finished splitting wood.

Jan. 29

Fine day.

Jan. 30

Fine day. Me and George out to church in afternoon. Duncan Baptist minister helped preach.

Jan. 31

Fine day, soft.

Feb. 1

Fine day. Started to grade potatoes.

Feb. 2

Fine day, clear.

Feb. 3

Fine day. Me and George to St. Louis in afternoon and Joe DesRoche here to buy runners.

Feb. 4

Fine day, soft. Howard and Jim and Martha and Will and Sadie here in eve and John MacLean here in eve.

Feb. 5

Fine day, little colder. Got 100 bags potatoes graded. Mrs. Ance O’Brien here collecting school bill.

Feb. 6

Fine, little blustry.

Feb. 7

Stormy, blustry.

Feb. 8

Cold, fine in eve.

Feb. 9

Fine day. Frank Bernard and Gass here to dinner and Dan looking for wheat.

Feb. 10

Cold.

Feb. 11

Cold, blustry.

Feb. 12

Fine, breaking roads. Cold.

Feb. 13

Fine nice day. Me and George out to church in afternoon.

Feb. 14

Cold, light snow, drifting.

Feb. 15

Fine, little cold. Me and George back to St. Louis with old hens.

Feb. 16

Cold. Grading potatoes.

Feb. 17

Fine cold.

Feb. 18

Fine little milder.

Feb. 19

Fine, fairly mild. Me and mother over to Jim's to tea. Had Louis grading potatoes. Frank Bernard here in eve.

Feb. 20

Fine day, little cold. Frank Kinch's wife here in eve with rebate cheque.

Feb. 21

Fine but cold. Dad to Alberton to get mare shod. Had Louis grading potatoes, finished to night.

Feb. 22

Fine day. Started to load potatoes. Nice mild day took out 193 bags.

Feb. 23

Fine day.

Feb. 24

Fine day.

Feb. 25

Fine little snow.

Feb. 26

Fine day. Finished loading potatoes. Took out 5th mat.

Feb. 27

Fine day. Me and George to church in afternoon.

Feb. 28

Cold.

Mar. 1

Cold.

Mar. 2

Cold, stormy.

Mar. 3

Cold.

Mar. 4

Fine but cold.

Mar. 5

Fine little milder, started to snow in afternoon quite a fall of snow. Alvie Jeffery here to dinner.

Mar. 6

Terrible roads. Danny and Shields and Mrs. Charlie Ellis here in afternoon.

Mar. 7

Fine day. Dad out to Will Mountain's to see about getting potatoes.

Mar. 8

Fine till noon, started to snow, wild for a while. Me and George to St. Louis in afternoon.

Mar. 9

Cold.

Mar. 10

Cold.

Mar. 11

Fine, but cold.

Mar. 12

Fine, but cold.

Mar. 13

Fine, quite blustry in eve. Me and George to church in afternoon.

Mar. 14

Fine cold.

Mar. 15

Fine cold. Me and George to Alberton in afternoon and down to doctor.

Mar. 16

Fine day, fairly mild. I was down to David's in afternoon. Minnie sick.

Mar. 17

Fine day.

Mar. 18

Rain, sleet. Williams here to see about eggs.

Mar. 19

Terrible silver thaw everything like glass. Telephones were broke.

Mar. 20

Rain, soft quite mild. Minus here in afternoon and Frank Kinch here in eve.

Mar. 21

Soft, rainy, quite a thaw. George out to Will Mountains for potatoes, got 30 bus. Finished 8th mat.

Mar. 22

Fine day. Me and George down to Howard's.

Mar. 23

Soft, thawing a lot. Rawleigh man here.

Mar. 24

Fine day, thawing.

Mar. 25

Fine, quite soft. Hauling lumber to mill.

Mar. 26

Fine day. I was over to Jim's and Circle man here.

Mar. 27

Fine but cold, raw wind. No church bad roads.

Mar. 28

Fine, raw wind. Had Gass to dinner. I was down to David's in afternoon.

Mar. 29

Fine day.

Mar. 30

Fine day. Daisy and Waldron married.

Mar. 31

Snow, cloudy. Jim and Hattie here to get license signed.

Apr. 1

Fine. Very bad roads.

Apr. 2

Fine day. Bad roads, no sleighing.

Apr. 3

Fine day.

Apr. 4

Fine day.

Apr. 5

Fine day. Shoveling out road.

Apr. 6

Fine day.

Apr. 7

Fine day. Waldron and Daisy here in eve.

Apr. 8

Fine day.

Apr. 9

Stormy day. Snow, sleet. Papered middle room. Reigh Currie here in eve.

Apr. 10

Cold flurries, snow. Earl Kinch here in afternoon and Howard here in eve. No church.

Apr. 11

Fine day, cold. Dad to Alberton with sleigh and brought home harrows and Dunn her in morn.

Apr. 12

Fine day, little shower of rain. Chaisson here to dinner. Cleaned pantry.

Apr. 13

Fine day. Ann Costain died tonight. Me and George went to St. Louis and got parcel from Eaton's and took truck wagon, terrible roads. Jim Dunbar and Stewart fellow here in eve.

Apr. 14

Fine day. Washed ceiling in dining room and parlour.

Apr. 15

Fine day. Through to Ann Costain's funeral.

Apr. 16

Fine day. Papering parlour.

Apr. 17

Fine day. Cold wind.

Apr. 18

Fine day.

Apr. 19

Fine day. Daisy here for hen eggs.

Apr. 20

Fine day. Me and George to Alberton, took cast of my teeth. Was to George Mountain's. Shower, rained a little in eve.

Apr. 21

Cold wind.

Apr. 22

Fine day, rained some. Papered.

Apr. 23

Fine day. I was to Alberton again and took impression of my teeth.

Apr. 24

Fine day. I was over to Earl Kinch's in afternoon and to Jims in eve and Howard and Frank Bernard here this eve.

Apr. 25

Fine day. 2 fellows here for hay.

Apr. 26

Rainy cold.

Apr. 27

Rained some, dragging roads. 2 fellows here for dinner and got hay.

Apr. 28

Fine day. Frank Bernard here in eve.

Apr. 29

Fine day, cold wind. Dad to saw mill and Sheas here for hay and Kinch's here for hay and had dinner and Horne here for wheat and seed and Burns to see about road work.

Apr. 30

Storm, cold, sleet.

May 1

Fine, little rain in eve. Hattie and Jimmie here in eve.

May 2

Fine cold wind. Me and George to St. Louis in morn. Dad and George dragged road. Had little pigs on Apr. 28.

May 3

Fine day.

May 4

Fine day, windy. Jims here for chairs, had shower there tonight.

May 5

Fine day.

May 6

Muggy, misty rain, all forenoon. Some people farming.

May 7

Fine till eve, started to rain. I was to Alberton, went on the train. Our fellows started to farm.

May 8

Fine day. I was over to Jims in eve.

May 9

Cold and rainy all day. Got some chickens out, 13 of them.

May 10

Fine. Farming some.

May 11

Fine.

May 12

Rainy.

May 13

Rained all forenoon. I was over to Jims in eve.

May 14

Fine day. Got my teeth, he mailed them up. Dad to St. Louis, not farming.

May 15

Cold, cold wind. None of us to church, I was sick.

May 16

Stormy, rainy all day.

May 17

Stormy snow, rain and sleet.

May 18

Fine and cold wind. Got 20 goslings out and 21 chickens. John Bernard here looking for wheat. Howard and Jennie and Martha here in eve.

May 19

Fine day. Farming.

May 20

Fine day, nice drying wind. Sowed some oats for first. Daisy here for hen eggs and priest for pay and Murray Gordon for seed. Rained all night.

May 21

Cleared up in morn. I was over to Jims in afternoon and got some strawberry plants and they were hauling fertilizer and I put in some dahlias and Chester Costain here for seed.

May 22

Fine day.

May 23

Fine day, fine windy and dry. Sowing some oats. I was to corner to mail order to Eaton's. Louis here for pig and Jack Eddie Mountain for seed, didn’t get any.

May 24

Fine day.

May 25

Fin day.

May 26

Fine day.

May 27

Fine day.

May 28

Fine day.

May 29

Fine day. We were all out to church in morn with car for first we had it out.

May 30

Fine day. Gerry Bernard here for seed, and duck eggs. Louis for blocks, and another fellow here, I got a bed spread for 3 door mats and a yard square mat. Sowing last field.

May 31

Fine day. Finished sowing grain all but turnips, potatoes, and buckwheat.

June 1

Fine day.

June 2

Fine day.

June 3

Fine day.

June 4

Fine day.

June 5

Rainy. We were all out to church in afternoon. Quite a heavy rain.

June 6

Fine day. Me and George to St. Louis.

June 7

Fine. Drilled garden.

June 8

Rainy in eve. Had Nichols crowd from Berwick, Nova Scotia, Charles and his wife and another Bride and Groom.

June 9

Fine day. Dad to St. Louis to finish hauling a building.

June 10

Fine day.

June 11

Fine day.

June 12

Fine day.

June 13

Planting potatoes had Mary Jane Collicutt and man and Waldron, 2 boys.

June 14

Fine day. Finished planting potatoes.

June 15

Fine and very warm wind.

June 16

Very warm. I was down to Dave's in afternoon. Nice shower of rain in eve.

June 17

Fine day. I was to Alberton about my teeth.

June 18

Fine day.

June 19

Fine day. We were all out to church in morn.

June 20

Fine day.

June 21

Fine day.

June 22

Fine day.

June 23

Fine day.

June 24

Fine day.

June 25

Rainy all afternoon and rain heavy all night. Howard Dunbar here in eve.

June 26

Rained till noon to day, cleared up.

June 27

Fine day, nice.

June 28

Fine day.

June 29

Fine day. I walked out to church in eve, there was none, I called into Stanford's.

June 30

Fine day. George Jeffery and wife here in eve, stayed all night, left in morn. I put up 3 quarts of new strawberries.

July 1

Fine day.

July 2

Rained all fore noon, dull all day.

July 3

Fine till noon, started to rain, rained all afternoon.

July 4

Rainy.

July 5

Cleared up to day.

July 6

Fine day.

July 7

Fine day.

July 8

Fine day.

July 9

Fine day, little shower of rain. I was over to Jim's in afternoon and got some tomato plants.

July 10

Rained all fore noon. David and Bona and Minas here in eve, and Jim and wife and Reigh here too.

July 11

Fine day.

July 12

Threatening rain.

July 13

Rained some all day. I was to corner and mailed order to Eaton's. Phillips here to tea.

July 14

Started hay to day. Fine drying day. Dad to Harry MacLean's lifting barn.

July 15

Fine day. Russell and Williams was here to dinner, and me and George to Cannon Garage in afternoon and took up wool to mill.

July 16

Fine day. Cunningham here for buckwheat, got nearly 5 bushels.

July 17

Fine day. We were all out to church in afternoon.

July 18

Fine day, cloudy.

July 19

Fine day, very warm.

Aug. 17

Drizzly day in morn, cleared up near noon. Very warm, had picnic.

Aug. 18

Fine day. Dad to Elmsdale in car.

Aug. 19

Fine day.

Sept. 27

Finished digging potatoes and took in buckwheat and thrashed it. Had little pigs last night.

Oct. 21

Friday. Dad went to work at Peters at noon, got hurt at ¼ after 4. Died at ¼ to Eleven, had funeral on Sunday Oct. 23 at 2 o’clock, very large funeral, over 80 cars.

Nov. 5

Finished thrashing. 3 days lovely fine weather. Had 3 hands besides George working.

Nov. 8

Me and George to St. Louis to haul Waldron's house this morn.

Nov. 9

Got it to our field by bush.

Nov. 23

Grading some potatoes.

Nov. 24

Started to snow last night. Brought in Ram and sheep. Had heavy fall of snow

Nov. 25

Blizzard of snow.

Nov. 26

Fine but bad roads.

Nov. 27

Stormy again. Elmer here in afternoon and to tea.

Nov. 28

Bad roads. Grading potatotes.

Nov. 29

Bad roads.

Nov. 30

Snowy, blustry.

Dec. 1

Quite a blizzard in afternoon, grading potatoes all week.

Dec. 2

Blustry. No roads broke. No mail.

Dec. 3

Fine day. Frank Kinch here in eve.

Dec. 4

Rainy, soft. No church. Reigh here in eve.

Dec. 5

Fine day, nice and mild. Me and George to St. Louis and George shipped 2 pigs.

Dec. 6

Terrible rain, took a lot of snow. Hauled some potatoes.

Dec. 7

Fine but windy, bare ground. Took out few bags of potatoes, sold 52 bags 130 bushels.

Dec. 8

Fine day, mild. George went with chicken and old hens, 40 chicks and 25 old hens.

Dec. 9

Fine day. Took pig to Jack Wallace.

Dec. 10

Rained in eve.

Dec. 11

Mild.

Dec. 12

Fine day, mild.

Dec. 13

Snowed a lot last night, blustry. George had poultry to Elmsdale.

Dec. 14

Mild. George to Alberton and Frank Bernard here in afternoon.

Dec. 15

Turned cold, very cold and windy. George and boy hauling out wood all day, and Phil Evans here in eve, looking to buy cattle and old horse.

Dec. 16

Fine day, little milder. Gas here and we paid telephone bill, got a pair of socks.

Dec. 17

Fine day, milder. We dressed 4 geese and Sophie Barbour came home in plane.

Dec. 18

Fine day, pretty mild. Me and George out to church in morn and Winters and wife and Rayner and wife here in afternoon and to tea.

Dec. 19

Fine day. George to Alberton with goose to Dick and Phillips.

Dec. 20

Fine day. George to blacksmith shop to get horse shod.

Dec. 21

Fine, rain and wind.

Dec. 22

Blustry, and drifting. Cars running but got stuck.

Dec. 23

Blustery, rain and wind. Burns here and George paid taxes.

Dec. 24

Fine day.

Dec. 25

Fine day. David and Bessie here to tea.

Dec. 26

Fine day. Killed chicken and bottled 1 setting.

Dec. 27

Fine but windy. Hattie here in afternoon.

Dec. 28

Wind storm. Frank Kinch's wife here in afternoon.

Dec. 29

Fine but cold.

Dec. 30

Light snow, quite a lot in morning.

Dec. 31

Fine day. Started to cut wood in woods, had Louis and Alfred Chaisson.

 

Beginning the new year 1939.

Jan. 1

Blustry day, snowed some and drifted all day, wind south in morning, wind north west in eve. Cold and blustry, we were alone all day. Had no church.

Jan. 2

Cold and blustry, not fit to work in woods all day.

Jan. 3

Very cold windy. Working in woods, Earl, Louis and Chaisson.

Jan. 4

Cold and windy. Working in woods.

Jan. 5

Milder. Finished cutting in woods, got 42 loads out. Howard and wife and Martha and kids here in eve.

Jan. 6

Fine mild, till eve started to storm. Killed pig, had Louis.

Jan. 7

Fine day, soft. Killed beef.

Jan. 8

Snow flurries all day. Me and George to church in afternoon. Bona and wife here in afternoon. Mild and soft.

Jan. 9

Turned colder and windy. Louis got ¼ beef. Boiling beef.

Jan. 10

George went to Alberton. Rained some. Finished bottling beef.

Jan. 11

Colder. Getting ready to saw wood. Waldron here with cow.

Jan. 12

Cold wind. Hurricane. Sawing wood at door. Mrs. Callaghan died, had sons Earl and Harold.

Jan. 13

Cold, high wind. Cutting wood. Took Mrs. Callaghan remains to Alberton.

Jan. 14

Fine, milder. Finished sawing wood at 10 o’clock.

Jan. 15

Fine day, fairly mild. Mrs. Ellis and Jim and Hattie here to tea.

Jan. 16

Fine day. Me and George went to Louis in morning. Frank's girl brought home freezer.

Jan. 17

Fine day.

Jan. 18

Fine day. Phillips and wife here to tea, had car.

Jan. 19

Fine day.

Jan. 20

Light fall of snow, better sleighing.

Jan. 21

Fine day, white frost.

Jan. 22

Snowing little, blustry. Me and George to church in afternoon, Phillips had car. Rained some in night, then turned to snow.

Jan. 23

Cold, windy. Frank Kinch here in eve.

Jan. 24

Snowed some. Howard here in eve.

Jan. 25

Heavy fall of snow, quite blustry in afternoon. Boy here again looking for work.

Jan. 26

Cold.

Jan. 27

Cold.

Jan. 28

Fine cold. Grading potatoes.

Jan. 29

Fine milder.

Jan. 30

Fine but cold.

Jan. 31

Fine, cold.

Feb. 1

Fine clear, little cold. I was out to Jim's.

Feb. 2

Fine day. Took out mat.

Feb. 3

Fine day. Light snow, fairly mild. Splitting wood.

Feb. 4

Fine day.

Feb. 5

Cold blustry. Me and George out to church in afternoon.

Feb. 6

Fine day. Hattie here in afternoon. Put in matt.

Feb. 7

Fine day.

Feb. 8

Fine day.

Feb. 9

Fine day.

Feb. 10

Fine day till eve, flurries, snow. George in Summerside.

Feb. 11

Fine day, soft. Waldron here for jacks. Reigh here in eve.

Feb. 12

Fine day, little colder.

Feb. 13

Cold wind. Louis here in eve.

Feb. 14

Snow and cold raw wind. Splitting wood. Lloyd called here in morn.

Feb. 15

Fine day till turned to rain, heavy rain and thunder and lightning.

Feb. 16

Cold.

Feb. 17

Fine day, little cold. Frank Bernard here in eve and to tea.

Feb. 18

Light snow, drifting in afternoon, cleared in eve. Alfred Chaisson finished working here, all work done up.

Feb. 19

Fine but little cold.

Feb. 20

Drifty cold day.

Feb. 21

Fine little cold.

Feb. 22

Snowy and drifting, turned fine in eve.

Feb. 23

Fine clear day, cold.

Feb. 24

Fine.

Feb. 25

Blustry.

Feb. 26

Fine. Howard here in eve.

Feb. 27

Snowed some in morn, soft, rained in night. Turned colder in afternoon. George to Alberton to up about will. Daisy has baby.

Feb. 28

Fine day, fairly mild. George hauling lumber to mill.

Mar. 1

Fine day. Hauling lumber. Mother sick.

Mar. 2

Fine day, little cold. Mother sick.

Mar. 3

Fine day. George to Alberton. Finished hauling lumber.

Mar. 4

Fine day. George to grist mill and St. Louis. Mother better.

Mar. 5

Fine day, mild. I was out to church alone in afternoon. Mother sick. Hattie here in afternoon and Howard and Jen.

Mar. 6

Stormy in afternoon, quite blustry.

Mar. 7

Fine but cold and windy.

Mar. 8

Fine day, very cold.

Mar. 9

Fine day but cold. I was over to Jims in afternoon and Ed Gaudet here with baskets and Alfred Chaisson.

Mar. 10

Fine day. Alfred and his brother here for quarter of beef and Louis here in afternoon.

Mar. 11

Fine day.

Mar. 12

Very fine and clear.

Mar. 13

Fine day. George to Jim Kinch'es got horse shod and he was to Bona's.

Mar. 14

Cold wind. Howard here in eve.

Mar. 15

Fine.

Mar. 16

Hauling potatoes in afternoon. Had Louis by and Ed Gaudet.

Mar. 17

Hauled potatoes all day.

Mar. 18

Fine day, mild. Mrs. Joe Dunbar here in afternoon and to tea. Had Louis here hauling potatoes and grading.

Mar. 19

Fine day, little flurries of snow. David and Bessie here in afternoon. George out to church in afternoon.

Mar. 20

Fine day. Finished hauling potatoes, had Louis.

Mar. 21

Snowed quite a fall of snow.

Mar. 22

Fine, heavy. Put in door mat.

Mar. 23

Fine and cold. Lots of fellows here looking for hay.

Mar. 24

Fine day.

Mar. 25

Fine day.

Mar. 26

Fine day, cold.

Mar. 27

Fine but cold.

Mar. 28

Fine. Fellows here for hay.

Mar. 29

Fine, cold. Good sleighing yet.

Mar. 30

Fine. Terrible scarcity of hay.

Mar. 31

Blustry. George to mill, hauling in lumber.

Apr. 1

George hauling some lumber. Jack Smith here looking for ministers salary.

Apr. 2

Fine day.

Apr. 3

Fine but cold.

Apr. 4

Fine. Had little pigs about 12 o’clock.

Apr. 5

Fine day, nice and mild. Martha and Addie and Bruce here to tea.

Apr. 6

Fine little colder.

Apr. 7

Rainy, cold.

Apr. 8

Fine.

Apr. 9

Blustry and cold. Me and George out to church in afternoon.

Apr. 10

Fine nice drying day. Rudy fellow here to dinner. George out to mill, fertilizer bill.

Apr. 11

Snowed all day and cold.

Apr. 12

Cold.

Apr. 13

Cold.

Apr. 14

Cold.

Apr. 15

Cold sleighing.

Apr. 16

Cold, ground drift.

Apr. 17

Fine. Papered mothers bedroom. Howard here in eve and Ben.

Apr. 18

Fine, milder. George to Alberton with sleigh, sleighing very good.

Apr. 19

Milder thawing a good lot. David here in afternoon. I painted pantry.

Apr. 20

Fine, thawing.

Apr. 21

Mild thawing a lot. Frank Bernard here to tea.

Apr. 22

Mild, rained in eve.

Apr. 23

Fine, mild

Apr. 24

Fine. Cleaned Parlour.

Apr. 25

Finishing cleaning 2 halls.

Apr. 26

Washed and cleaned stairs in kitchen.

Apr. 27

Fine. Upstairs all done.

Apr. 28

Painted ceiling in pantry and washed kitchen wood work.

Apr. 29

Fine day.

Apr. 30.

Fine day. Hazel and Mattie here to tea.

May 1

Fine. Sold 2 pigs and hay.

May 2

Fine day. Papered kitchen. Sold some more hay.

May 3

Fine day. Sold Ralph Squarebriggs 12.00 of hay. Went to St. Louis with barley.

May 4

Fine day. George to Alberton.

May 5

Fine day.

May 15

Fine day. Started to farm, dry cold wind.

May 20

I was down to Dave's in afternoon and to Jen's in Morn for strawberry plants.

May 21

Dry cold wind.

May 22

Fine day.

May 23

Fine day, little warmer. Sowed wheat.

May 24

Fine day, fairly warm.

June 2

Finished sowing oats.

June 10

Fine day. Martha and Jim and kid here planting potatoes all day.

June 11

Fine day. Joe Dunbar here to see about gear.

June 13

Fine day. Ole Barry Perry got cow and Joe DesRouche here for cow.

June 14

Rainy day. Rained all day.

Sept. 3

Fine day. We were all out to church in afternoon.

Sept. 10

Rained all last week. Fine to day till midnight started to rain, quite a rain.

Sept. 11

I was over to Jims.

Sept. 12

Fine day. Taking in grain in afternoon.

Sept. 13

Fine day. Taking in grain. Fellow here to buy mare. John O. Gordon for capsun.

Sept. 14

Fine day. Taking in wheat. Shower of rain in eve.

Sept. 15

Fine day. Taking in barley, thrashing.

Sept. 16

Finished taking in grain and thrashed wheat.

Sept. 17

Fine day. We were all out to church in morning. Jess Dalton and Jack Leard and wife here to dinner.

Sept. 18

Taking in buckwheat and thrashing it.

Sept. 19

Fine day. Cleaned out cellar and George to grist mill and to Alberton.

Sept. 20

Fine day. Started to day the potatoes.

Sept. 21

Fine day. Digging, had Mabel and McArthur and Louis and George.

Sept. 22

Fine day. Had 4 pickers with altogether beside myself, 21 hours.

Sept. 23

Fine till eve, started to rain. Had 6 pickers beside George.

Sept. 24

Fine day.

Sept. 25

Rainy again, had ½ day.

Sept. 26

Rainy again, 2 hours of picking.

Sept. 27

Fine day. Finished digging.

Sept. 28

Spreading manure.

Sept. 29

Spreading manure. Daves here to tea.

Sept. 30

Me and George to St. Louis in morning.

Oct. 1

Rainy Sunday. No church. Daves and Richard and Hazel here to tea.

Oct. 2

Fine day. Louis here spreading manure, finished. Had Evans here to see horse and George Warren with hen.

Oct. 3

Fine day. Started to plough after dinner.

Oct. 4

Fine day. Ploughing.

Oct. 5

Fine day. Finished Ploughing one field, 15 acres and started another.

Oct. 18

Cold windy and snowed quite a flurry. Howard here in eve.

Oct. 19

Fine forenoon, rained some in afternoon. George down to Russell Rogers for runners left at 5 got home at 6:30.

Oct. 20

Fine, little mist of rain in afternoon. Rained all night. Hauling in car of lime, got it all in but one load, started at 9 o’clock, had Jim and Louis.

Oct.21

Finished unloading car of lime, one load. Had Jig Ploughing in afternoon. Fine.

Oct. 22

Fine. We were all out to George Rayner's to see Helen in afternoon, took Hattie and Mrs. Ellis.

Oct. 23

Rained hard all afternoon. Potatoe inspector here in afternoon.

Oct. 25

Fine. Louis here all day. Digging turnips in afternoon.

Oct. 26

Fine day. We were digging turnips.

Oct. 27

Drizzly misty rain. Yoked stallion.

Oct. 28

Rain nearly all day.

Nov. 29

Took old Dick through to Bob McInnes.

Dec. 3

Very muddy. Me and George to Church in afternoon. Rained in eve.

Dec. 4

Took pig to Jack Wallace's and blustry cold, didn’t freeze.

Beginning the new year 1940.

Jan. 1

Snowed some in forenoon, colder in afternoon and drifting some. George MacArthur here in afternoon and Louis to do the wood. George got strapping taken of arm yesterday got it in a sling now.

Jan. 2

Cold, snowed some. Louis here couple of hours doing up barn work.

Jan. 3

Cold, snowed some. Gass here and had dinner and put in new batteries and Phil Evans here and me ordered tombstone and Hattie here in afternoon and Neil Barbour to buy horse.

Jan. 4

Fine day, little cold. Dr. Kennedy called here in afternoon to see George.

Jan. 5

Fine day. Joe Pitre brought home gear.

Jan. 6

Cold blustry in afternoon.

Jan. 7

Cold, blustry.

Jan. 8

Cold, but fine.

Jan. 9

Cold but fine.

Jan. 10

Fine day. Killing beef and finished hauling wood, 22 loads. Ahern here looking to buy horse.

Jan. 11

Snow flurries all day. Me and George to Alberton in afternoon.

Jan. 12

Fine day, little cold.

Jan. 13

Fine day. Louis here finished hauling out wood.

Jan. 14

Fine day.

Jan. 15

Fine, little cold.

Jan. 16

Fine and mild. Me and George to St. Louis.

Jan. 17

Cold, very cold, coldest of winter 16 below.

Jan. 18

Fine, but very cold.

Jan. 19

Fine, little cold. Sawing wood at door.

Jan. 20

Fine, nice, fairly mild. Finished sawing wood.

Jan. 21

Fine in morn, little cold, storm some in eve.

Jan. 22

Fine day. Louis here splitting wood.

Jan. 23

Very cold day.

Jan. 24

Fine day, fairly mild. I was down to Dave's in afternoon.

Jan. 25

Fine, snowed some in afternoon. I was over to Jim's in afternoon. Louis here splitting wood.

Jan. 26

Snowed through night quite a lot of snow. Louis finished splitting wood at noon.

Jan. 27

Fine day.

Jan. 28

Cold raw wind.

Jan. 29

Fine day. Cold wind.

Jan. 30

Fine day, mild.

Jan. 31

Fine, very mild, snowed some in eve. Louis here in eve got 100 cash and Howard loaded up car of potatoes.

Feb. 1

Fine day. Martha and Irene here in afternoon and to tea. George to St. Louis with sleigh.

Feb. 2

Fine clearing. I was up to Minuses in afternoon and Rawleigh man here.

Feb. 3

Fine in morn, light snow flurries all day. Louis and George hitched colts in forenoon.

Feb. 4

Fine day, little cold. Me and George out to church in afternoon and Mrs. Ellis and Hattie and Jimmie here to tea.

Feb. 7

Little snow, mild soft. Bona brought down bags to grade potatoes.

Feb. 8

Fine day. Started to grade potatoes had Louis and Howard here in eve.

Feb. 9

Snowed and drifted all day.

Feb. 10

Fine day, little cold. Grading potatoes.

Feb. 11

Stormy drifted all day till eve then turned to rain and then cold and very windy, heavy crust.

Feb. 12

Fine day, little cold. Bad roads. Louis here grading potatoes.

Feb. 13

Fine day, cold. Louis here grading potatoes.

Feb. 14

Fine day. Grading.

Feb. 15

Fine.

Feb. 16

Fine. Stormy in eve, some got a lot. Me and George to St. Louis in morn.

Feb. 17

Fine day, mild. Helen died last night.

Feb. 18

Fine mild day. Me and George to church in morn.

Feb. 19

Fine day. Louis here grading potatoes.

Feb. 20

Fine. Bob Hunts to sell stones and buried Fred Smiths kid.

Feb. 21

Stormy day, snowy and drifting, quite mild.

Feb. 22

Fine day, cold.

Feb. 23

Fine day, very clear. I was down to Frank Kinch'es in afternoon. Louis here grading potatoes.

Feb. 26

Fine day.

Feb. 27

Fine day. Louis here grading.

Feb. 28

Fine day. Louis here grading.

Mar. 2

Fine day. Louis here grading potatoes.

Mar. 5

Fine day. Louis here hitching colts.

Mar. 6

Snowed and rained, soft. Me and George to St. Louis in morn.

Mar. 14

Collecting for Melvin and Fred Smith.

Mar. 15

Fine day. George to Alberton and St. Louis in morn and I was over to Jim's and Louis here in eve.

Mar. 16

Snowed. George to St. Louis in afternoon.

Mar. 17

Fine day. Me and George to church in morn.

Mar. 18

Cold bleak day. George to St. Louis in afternoon.

Mar. 19

Fine day.

Mar. 20

Snowed some in morn. Fine afternoon.

Mar. 21

Snowed quite a lot in morn. Frank Barbour here in afternoon.

Mar. 22

Fine. Don Campbell here and had his dinner and Omer and Jack Wallace looking for potatoes.

Mar. 23

Drifting, stormy day, cold. Howard here in eve.

Mar. 25

Fine but cold, drifting.

Mar. 26

Cold drifting. Election day. Me and George through to vote and to St. Louis in afternoon. Cold.

Mar. 27

Fine day. Bona and Howard loaded car. Louis here hauling. We hauled 100 bags.

Mar. 28

Fine day, mild. I was down to Mildred Barbour's to hook.

Mar. 29

Fine day. George MacArthur here got 15 lbs. flour.

Mar. 30

Mild, misty rain. Fine in afternoon. Frank Kinch here in eve.

Mar. 31

Rainy day. Soft.

Apr. 1

Fine day, mild.

Apr. 2

Fine day, mild.

Apr. 3

Fine day. I was down to Keir Dunbar's Shower.

Apr. 4

Fine day.

Apr. 5

Snowed, soft snow, very dirty. Me and George to St. Louis.

Apr. 6

Fine but cold and blustry. George loading car of potatoes, 475 bags. Had Howard's 2 sleighs and Frank Kinch'es horse, and Waldron hauled 2 loads in afternoon and our 2 sleighs finished at ½ past 3.

Apr. 7

Cold, blustry day.

Apr. 8

Fine day. Finished loading another car that came down from Tignish half loaded had Louis and boy and Frank Kinch hauled 1 load finished at noon. Howard here in eve with cheque.

Apr. 9

Soft day. George to Alberton in morn, rained hard.

Apr. 10

Fine day, mild. Peters here for oats.

Apr. 11

Cold wind. George to saw mill and Lloyd here in eve and Howard here about fertilizer. Louis cleaning up stairs.

Apr. 12

Fine but cold raw wind. Jim Kinch here in afternoon and Fred Ramsay.

May 1

Cold sleighing, George to Corner for bran.

May 2

Thawing. Carts going now.

May 3

Windy, thawing a lot. George to Alberton.

May 4

Rainy cold.

May 5

Fine nice day, mild and warm. Snow nearly all gone. I was out to church in afternoon. Dave's brought car to Hudson Gordon's.

May 6

Fairly good day.

May 7

Cold rainy day.

May 8

Very cold, rained some. Me and George to St. Louis and mailed order.

May 11

Fine day. Howard Clark here with Gass.

May 12

Fine windy, drying. Cars running everywhere.

May 13

Cold storm, rained all day. Cleaned dining room.

May 14

Fine day.

May 15

Fine day. Cleaning oats.

May 18

Rained in morn. George went through to shore for sand and started to harrow later in eve. Jims started to harrow in eve for first.

May 19

Cold wind. We were all up to Abe Collicutts in afternoon.

May 20

Harrowed quite a lot to day, 2 fields.

May 21

Cold rain.

May 22

Drizzly rain, damp.

May 23

Cleared up. Spreading lime.

May 24

Fine day, cold wind. Sowed oats to day for first.

May 25

Sowed wheat and barley.

May 26

Fine warm day. We were all up to Abe Collicutts funeral, he died 24 of May.

May 27

Cold. Planted some strawberries.

May 31

Fine day. Sheared sheep.

June 1

Rained some, muggy.

June 2

Fine day. We were out to church in afternoon.

June 3

Fine day. Peter Chaisson's little boy here working. Peter Gaudet's boy here with mare. Thunder squall and Phillips here for oats.

June 4

Fine day. Matheson here to buy cattle.

 

June 5

Fine day. Sowing oats, nearly done

June 6

Thunder squall and heavy rain all day but squall lasted all day.

June 7

Fine again. Horse inspector here. Fixing fence till eve. Sowed some grain. Gaudet here for oats and Louis got 49 chickens out and 64 goslings.

June 8

Fine day. Finished sowing grain. I was to corner and mailed order to Eaton's and Perry here with mare and Waldron brought home spreader and Louis for hay.

June 9

Rainy day.

June 10

Fine day. Ken Costain here with mare.

June 11

Fine day. Planted garden and harrowed potatoe land. Peter Burke here to sell hay loader.

June 14

Started to plant.

June 15

Fine day, windy. Planting.

June 16

Fine day. We were all out to church in morn.

June 17

Fine day. Planting.

June 18

Fine, very windy. Planting. I was down to Dave's in afternoon.

June 19

Rained some, windy. Finished planting potatoes.

June 20

Fine day. Me and George to St. Louis.

June 21

Fine day. Finished sowing turnips.

June 22

Fine day.

June 23

Rained some.

June 26

Fine, rained hard in eve. Finished sowing buckwheat. George and wife came in eve, stayed all night, left after dinner next day got 89 goslings out, had Williams castrating colt.

June 27

Fine day. George left after dinner.

June 28

Fine day.

June 29

Fine day.

June 30

Fine day. Minus here.

July 1

Fine day.

July 2

Fine day. We were to Alberton in morn.

July 5

Fine day. Me and mother down to Howard's in afternoon.

July 6

Fine day.

July 7

Fine day. We were all out to church in afternoon. Nice minister Harrison.

July 8

Fine day, very warm. Me and Mother down to Isaac Dunbars in afternoon.

July 9

Thunder squalls all day.

July 14

Fine day. We were all up to Jim Gay's.

July 17

Fine day. Started to cut hay.

July 18

Peter and Nickerson here to set up hay loader. Fine day.

July 21

Fine day. We were all out to church in morn.

July 27

Fine day. Good hay day. Peter took mare.

July 28

Fine day. We were all up to Abe Collicutt's in afternoon.

Aug. 5

Fine day. George to O’Leary with mare.

Aug. 7

Fine day. Hay making.

Aug. 10

Fine day. Potato inspector here.

Aug. 11

Fine day. We were all up to Rae Collicutt's in afternoon.

Aug. 12

Fine day. Finished hay making.

Aug. 13

Fine day.

Aug. 14

Fine day. Picnic, we all out to Puisville and Bloomfield looking for mare.

Aug. 15

Fine day.

Aug. 16

Fine day. We all went to Summerside.

Aug. 18

Fine day. Church in morn. Dave and Bessie here in afternoon.

Aug. 20

Fine day. Me and George to Tignish in morn. Quite a shower of rain.

Aug. 22

Fine day. Started to cut grain.

Sept. 8

Starting to rain after a very dry spell.

Sept. 11

Fine. We were all to the exhibition.

Sept. 14

Fine day. Finished cutting oats.

Sept. 15

Fine day, warm.

Sept. 16

Rainy all afternoon. Started to spread manure.

Sept. 29

Rained some in eve. Waldron and Daisy here in afternoon.

Sept. 30

Fine day. Took in grain in afternoon.

Oct. 1

Fine day. Taking in grain.

Oct. 2

Fine day. Taking grain. Sold Sharbell 80 geese.

Oct. 3

Fine day. Thrashing wheat.

Oct. 4

Fine day. Started to dig. Had Earl and Sterling.

Oct. 5

Fine day. Had Mabel and Evelyn and Stirling and Earl digging.

Oct. 6

Fine day. We were all out to church in afternoon.

Oct. 7

Fine day. Digging, had 5 hands.

Oct. 10

Fine day. Finished digging.

Oct. 11

Fine day. Ploughing.

Oct. 12

Fine day. Ploughing.

Oct. 16

Fine day. Ploughing

Oct. 18

Finished Ploughing.

Oct. 20

Fine day, cold wind. Thanksgiving Harvest.

Oct. 21

Grading Potatoes, me and George.

Oct. 22

Grading potatoes, me and George.

Oct. 23

Grading potatoes, me and George and Earl.

Oct. 26

Pulling turnips, George and Earl.

Oct. 28

Finished pulling turnips, had Harry Rix.

Oct. 29

Grading potatoes, me and George. Fine day.

Nov. 1

Fine day. Grading potatoes me and George.

Nov. 2

Fine day. Grading potatoes, finished all but 2 or 3 bus.

Nov. 3

Rainy squall all day. Jim here.

Nov. 4

Fine day. George to St. Louis got horses shod and we went to Alberton in afternoon.

Nov. 6

Fine day, little rain in morn. Went to grist mill, Coleman.

Nov. 7

Fine. Hauling potatoes in fore noon, hauling manure in afternoon.

Nov. 8

Hauling potatoes in afternoon. Finished hauling manure in fore noon.

Nov.9

Fine day. Getting ready to thrash. Louis here and fixed up pig.

Nov. 10

Fine day, little cold, froze some.

Nov. 11

Fine day, mild. Thrashing hay see had Louis and Early and Bruce here to dinner.

Nov. 13

Fine day. Hattie here in afternoon. Gass fixed telephone pole.

Nov. 14

Rainy day.

Nov. 15

Rainy day. Frank Kinch here in eve and Archie Barbour here for jacks.

Nov. 16

Rainy day. Archie brought home jacks and George doing hayseed.

Nov. 18

Fine day. George went to Wallaces with potatoes and Howard Clark here in afternoon with gas.

Nov. 19

Fine day, cloudy, little colder, froze a little. George finished taking home hay see potatoes. I was down to Howards in afternoon.

Nov. 30

Finished thrashing.

Dec. 1

Stormy day. No church.

Dec. 16

Killed geese. George to Carl Weeks in morn for goose. Started to storm in eve.

Beginning the new year 1941

Jan. 1

Fine day. George out around again.

Jan. 2

Fine day, mild. In house for 2 weeks.

Jan. 3

Fine day, mild.

Jan. 4

Cold raw wind, blustry. George to St. Louis to get horse shod. Quite blustry and stormy in eve and all night.

Jan. 6

Fine day. Killed chicken and got ready to bottle.

Jan. 7

Killed old hens and rest of chickens to sell. Fine day.

Jan. 8

George took chickens to Elmsdale to sell. He went to Alberton and got radio battery.

Jan. 9

Killed beef and pig, had Louis. Fine day, mild.

Jan. 10

Fine day. Bottling beef.

Jan. 12

Snowing some. Stormy in afternoon. No church in new year yet.

Jan. 14

Cold, windy moderating a little.

Jan. 16

Fine day. George went to St. Louis for a barrel of apples.

Jan. 17

Fine till afternoon then started to storm quite a heavy fall of snow. Omer Ellis and Hattie here in afternoon and to tea. Started to cut wood in woods, 2 french boarding themselves.

Jan. 18

Snowed, heavy roads. George hauling out wood.

Mar. 1

Snowed and drifted turned to sleet. George to Alberton and got hair cut and me and George to corner with eggs.

Mar. 2

Me and George out to church in afternoon. Jim's here in eve.

Mar. 3

Fine day. Lloyd here in eve.

Mar. 4

Fine day. Kinch here pay money he owed and got ¼ beef.

Mar. 8

Fine day, cold. Rawleigh man here.

Mar. 9

Stormy day, quite a blizzard, terrible snow drifts.

Mar. 10

Drifting some again today.

Mar. 11

Fine clear. Shoveling on railroad.

Mar. 12

Fine day, raw wind. George to St. Louis and Rix'es got 10 bushels oats and Louis 200 hay.

Mar. 15

Fine day. Me and George to corner with eggs.

Mar. 23

Fine day. Howard and wife and hired girl and Jack here in eve.

Mar. 24

Fine day. George hauling oats to St. Louis.

Mar. 25

Fine day. Hauling oats to St. Louis. Lloyd here for bags.

Mar.26

Rainy day, cold rain, thawing some. Louis here and got jag of straw. Had little pigs last night at 12 o’clock.

Mar. 28

Fine day. I was up to Minus in afternoon. George hauling oats to St. Louis and Peter her for hay.

Mar. 29

Stormy day, quite wild. George finished hauling oats for awhile.

Mar. 30

Fine day. Bad roads. Waldron here in eve.

Mar. 31

Fine day, cold. Me and George to Freds in afternoon and Bernard's here for hay.

Apr. 1

Fine day, thawing.

Apr. 3

Fine day. Me and George to St. Louis got bag of sugar and Frank Kinches wife here to tea.

Apr. 6

Fine day. Me and George to church in afternoon/

Apr. 7

Fine day, thawing some. Ance O’Brien here for hay and another fellow.

Apr. 10

Fine day. Louis here in eve.

Apr. 11

Fine day. I was down to Davids in afternoon and George to Waldrons in eve.

Apr. 15

Fine day. House cleaning. George to St. Louis to see Frenchman.

Apr. 16

Thawing a lot. Frenches and Rixes and Louis for hay.

Apr. 20

Rained some, thawing. No church. Jim and wife and Ellis here in eve.

Apr. 21

Fine day. Wilkie here for hay and oats.

Apr. 22

Fine day, littler colder. Peter O’Brien here for oats.

Apr. 23

Fine day. Gordon Barbour here for seed.

Apr. 24

Fine day. Painted kitchen and papered today.

May 6

Fine day. First car passed here today.

May 14

Fine day. Stanford MacNeill married today.

May 15

Fine day. Started to harrow for first this year.

May 18

Rained again, rained heavy all day. Pearl Baglole and kid to dinner and Lloyd and here to tea.

May 19

Rained heavy all night, cleared up in morn.

May 21

Fine day. Me and George to St. Louis and Alberton today.

May 22

Fine day. George started to harrow again since he started first. I was to shower for Stanford.

May 23

Cold wind. Don Campbell here to get oats. Cutting sets yesterday and today.

May 24

Rain, cold shower. Sheared sheep. Rained hard all day and Saturday night, started Friday night, rained all night, cleared up on morn on Sunday the 25th, cold got 40 goslings out. I was down to Davids this eve.

May 28

Fine day. Sowed oats for first, 7 acres and I planted strawberries.

May 29

Rained hard all day and snowed some, cold storm, cold wind. I was over to Jims in afternoon and Rawleigh man here in eve.

May 31

Fine day. Making land ready.

June 1

Fine day, me and George out to church in afternoon.

June 2

Fine day. Planted some oats.

June 3

Fine day. Planted Mountain Potatoes

June 4

Fine day. I was out to confirmation service this afternoon.

June 7

Fine day. Making wheat land ready.

June 8

Rained a little shower. Was out to church, they buried Ben Costain. Lloyd and Howard here in eve.

June 9

Rained through the night and some this morning. Was to corner with eggs. Started to cut see and sow wheat in afternoon.

June 11

Rained again. Jim got spreader in afternoon.

June 14

Fine day. Finished sowing grain and barley to day all but potatoes and turnips. Went to corner in eve.

June 15

Was to church in morn. Rained some.

June 16

Rained some cutting seed.

June 18

Fine day. Me and George and Mother to Alberton in afternoon got bond, and to St. Louis and the corner. Peter Burke here in eve. Got land ready for potatoes.

June 19

Fine day. Sowing fertilizer all day. Hardys here for jacks.

June 20

Rained hard in morn and all night.

June 21

Rained in morn, thunder squall. Started to plant potatoes in afternoon. Got 11 more goslings.

June 22

Very hot and dry. I was down to David's in eve.

June 23

Planting potatoes.

June 24

Fine day. Planting potatoes. George and Messina here in eve and all night. Rained hard in eve.

June 25

Finished planting. Mrs. Waldron Barbour here taking census.

June 26

Finished planting.

June 27

Rainy day. George to St. Louis and mailed order to Eaton's. Now hauling manure.

June 28

Rained nearly all day, heavy rain in eve.

June 29

Fine day. David and Bessie here in afternoon.

June 30

Fine day. Louis here to do up and sow turnips.

July 1

Fine day. Started to send milk.

July 5

Fine day. Sowed buckwheat.

July 6

Fine day. Me and George out to church in afternoon.

July 7

Fine day, windy. George and Mother to Tignish in morn. Me and George to Alberton in afternoon. Jim here in afternoon, and fellow here for jacks.

July 20

Jess Dalton and Leard and wife and Lloyd and Harris here.

July 21

Fine day. Started to cut hay.

July 25

Fine till morn, thunder shower. Finished taking in hay in morn and cut again after dinner.

July 26

Fine day. I was raking hay in afternoon.

July 27

Fine day, cool. David and Bessie here in afternoon.

July 28

Fine day. Hauling in hay, had 2 men.

July 29

Fine day. Working at hay. Lloyd and Howard here in eve.

Aug. 1

Fine day. Little shower in eve. Had 2 men all the week, got 21 loads of hay in.

Aug. 2

Rained no haying.

Aug. 3

Fine, little shower. Me and George and Mother to church in afternoon. David and Bessie went too.

Aug. 5

Rained again. John over here looking for capson.

Aug. 7

Fine day. Hauling in hay, got 27 loads in now.

Aug. 8

Fine day. Hauling in hay, now 31 loads.

Aug. 9

Rained some. I was down to David's in afternoon.

Aug. 13

Fine day. Had another cow down to Frank's. Zena and Tom and Howard and Mrs. Ben and Mrs. Gerry here in eve.

Aug. 14

Fine day. Took in 6 loads of hay.

Aug. 15

Fine day. Took in 2 loads of hay.

Aug. 16

Rained nearly all day.

Aug. 21

Now have 52 loads of hay in barn.

Aug. 22

Fine day took in 4 loads of hay.

Aug. 23

Fine day. Raked another field.

Aug. 24

Fine day. We were all up to Clif Collicutts in afternoon. Heavy rain squall in eve.

Aug. 25

Fine day. Picking diseased plants out of potatoes.

Aug. 26

Rained some. Crushed grain.

Aug. 27

Fine day. Cut some hay at old barn and took in some.

Aug. 30

Fine till eve, rained some. Took in 6 loads of hay.

Sept. 3

Hauled in 2 loads of hay. Mother and George to Alberton.

Sept. 4

Fine day. Finished taking in hay all but raking. Howard here in eve.

Sept. 5

Fine day. Took in load rakings. Me and George to Tignish in afternoon.

Sept. 7

Fine day. We were all out to church in afternoon.

Sept. 10

Exhibition day, we were all down. Started to plough. Lloyd married.

Sept. 17

Lloyds shower.

Sept. 19

Fine day. Mother sick, got Dr. Johnston, got pneumonia.

Sept. 20

Fine day. Pretty sick.

Sept. 21

Fine day, nice summer day. Steve and wife and Bessie and David here in eve. Dr. Johnston here.

Sept. 22

Fine day. Lloyd and wife here in eve and Dr. Johnston.

Sept. 23

Fine day. Cutting grain on the second field. Mother getting better.

Sept. 24

Fine day. Minister here in eve.

Oct. 1

Rained all night and forenoon. Steve and wife and Bessie here, before they left Mother got up for a few minutes.

Oct. 3

Fine day. Took in a lot of grain.

Oct. 4

Rained Friday night. Cutting grain today.

Oct. 5

Fine till eve, started to rain, rained hard. Howard and Jim here in afternoon.

Nov. 4

Thrashing hay seed and wheat. Fine mild day.

Nov. 12

Fine day. Finished thrashing.

Nov. 14

Snowed, gust a little. Got bull. Snow turned to rain in eve.

Nov. 15

Fine day. Spreading manure and cleaning out pig house.

Nov. 16

Fine day. Me and George to church in afternoon.

Nov. 17

Fine day. Cleaned out pig house.

Nov. 18

Fine day. Cutting wood in woods.

Nov. 19

Fine day. Cutting wood. Frank Burke fixed pump.

Nov. 20

Fine day. Cutting wood in woods.

Nov. 23

Fine day. Soft.

Nov. 24

Fine day, soft. Started to grade potatoes in afternoon.

Nov. 25

Fine day. Grading Potatoes.

Nov. 26

Fine day. George to Alberton and hired man cutting wood.

Nov. 27

Fine day. Cutting wood. Jack Burke here and fixed pump.

Nov. 28

Fine day. Grading potatoes.

Nov. 29

Snowed quite a fall of snow in afternoon, little sleighing. Grading potatoes. Brought down sheep.

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