The Journals of Annabelle Johnson 1942

The Journals of
Annabelle Johnson

January 1, 1942 – Fine and mild.  Made the mincemeat .  In the evening we went to Springside to a Prayer meeting for the New Year.January 2, 1942 – Friday.  A wet afternoon.  The men hauled some logs in the morning.  Homer out to Gordon’s camp.  I was sewing and mending.

January 3, 1942 – Saturday.  A nice fine day.  Baked cookies, pies and plum pudding.  Homer was at the school house, repairing and cleaning.

January 4, 1942 – Sunday.  Fine.  Some snow flurries.  Was at church.  Cecil up for supper.  Homer took him down.

January 5, 1942 – Monday.  Cloudy and thick.   Washed,  and washed up the kitchen floor.   Got reports ready for Annual Congregational Meeting.   Had $22.15 of a balance.

January 6, 1942 – Tuesday.  Fine afternoon.  Snow in the evening.   Homer, Lena, Max, Miss B. and I down to  the meeting at Springside.  I sent for a coat.

January 7, 1942 – Wednesday.  Some snow squalls.   Done up the mending and the housework.

January 8, 1942 – Thursday.  Some snow and cold.   Aid at Cy’s and I went with Mart’s.   Homer could not get the car started.  I wrote the minutes of the meeting.

January 9, 1942 – Friday.  Fine.  A cold morning.  18 below zero, but warm by night.   I canned some beef.  Alfred and Homer cutting wood.

January 10, 1942 – Saturday.  Snowing.  Alfred and Homer sledding this morning.  Too dirty for the team in the afternoon.  I baked bread, rolls and a Washington Pie.   Cut out patchwork in the evening.

January 11, 1942 – Sunday.  Fine day.  Homer was down and made a track on the road.   No church up here.  Mrs Lew Dean was buried this afternoon.

January 12, 1942 – Monday.  A nice fine day.  Clothes dried good.  Got them ironed.  Washed the pantry and separator room floors.  Hauling logs.

January 13, 1942 – Tuesday.  Snow squalls.  Men hauling logs.  I was mending and doing some knitting.

January 14, 1942 – Wednesday.  Cold morning.  16 below zero.  Homer in the woods chopping.

January 15, 1942 – Thursday.  Mild.  Churned and dressed the butter.    Got zinc put on the sideboard at the sink.

January 16, 1942 – Friday.  Mild in the morning; colder by night.  Men hauling logs.  I sewed some patchwork.

January 17, 1942 – Saturday.  Cold . 14 below zero.  Alfred and Homer cutting logs. I cleaned up the house, baked bread, cake and biscuit.   Homer to a card party at Art Deyarmond’s.

January 18, 1942 – Sunday.  Nice day.  Homer and I to church.  Had the horse and sleigh.  Good sleighing.

January 19, 1942 – Monday.  Nice fine day.  Homer, myself, Min and Cecil went to the village. Out to see Ester at the camp on Berry Hill.  Good roads.

January 20, 1942 –  Tuesday.  A very wet day.  Washed,  but did not put the clothes out.  Went down to Grant’s to supper.  I stayed all night.

January 21, 1942 – Wednesday.  Fine.  I spent the day with Lucy.  Homer and Alfred came down for me in the evening.

January 22, 1942 – Thursday.  Fine and mild.   Got the washing dried and ironed.

January 23, 1942 – Friday.  Stormed in the evening.  Had a Card party for the Red Cross. Had 4 tables.  Miss B. and Cecil came up in time for supper.

January 24, 1942 – Saturday.  A nice day.  Got the dishes washed and the house put to right.   Miss Boutiler and Cecil to the woods. They went down to Cy’s in the evening.

January 25, 1942 – Sunday.  Colder this morning.  We were home all day.   Homer took Cecil to Middle Stewiacke this afternoon.  Funeral of Mrs John Creelman this afternoon.

January 26, 1942 – Monday.  A fine day.  Washed and got the clothes dried.  The cream truck was up today.

January 27, 1942 – Tuesday.  Snowed some.  Homer in the woods.   Baked cookies, biscuits, gingerbread, bran loaf and pies.

January 28, 1942 – Wednesday.  A fine day.  I was down to Mart’s and Christy’s, and I quilted a quilt for the Red Cross.  Homer was hauling logs.  Good sledding.

January 29, 1942 – Thursday.  A bad storm.  Snowed and blew all day.    Did not put the cattle out for to get a drink. Carried some water for them.

January 30, 1942 – Friday.  The storm still on.  Not so bad as yesterday.   Wind high.  I was making patchwork for a quilt.

January 31, 1942 – Saturday.  A nice fine day.  Homer breaking roads today.   Have not had mail since Tuesday.   Baked biscuit, bran loaf, and a Washington Pie.

February 1, 1942 –  Sunday.  A cold rain.  Freezing as it comes.  No church in Burnside.

February 2, 1942 – Monday.  Cloudy. Washed, but did not put the clothes out.  Homer was hauling logs.  Alfred has a sore back.

February 3, 1942 – Tuesday.  Some snow and colder. Dried the clothes and got them ironed.  Alfred’s back quite sore.   Baked bread and gingerbread.

February 4, 1942 – Wednesday.  Cold day.  The wind was pretty high.  I was doing some sewing.  Homer finished the logs he had cut,  and got a load of wood.

February 5, 1942 – Thursday.  Another cold day.  I was sewing and Homer was hauling wood.

February 6, 1942 – Friday.  Nice day.  Homer is hauling wood.   I was sewing.  Alfred’s back is better.  Mrs Henry Cox was buried this afternoon.  She died February 4.

February 7, 1942 – Saturday.  A lovely fine day.  I cleaned up the house and done some cooking.   David home tonight on week-end leave – came up with Clarence.

February 8, 1942 – Sunday. A wet day.  Homer took David down to meet Clarence at Herman D’s.

February 9, 1942 – Monday.  Dark and foggy.  Icy around the yard.  Washed.  Not drying much.  Homer working at a pole for the sleigh.

February 10, 1942 – Tuesday.  Cloudy.  Some colder.  Homer in the woods.  I done the ironing and baked bread.  Knitting at a pair of ankle socks for the Red Cross.

February 11, 1942 – Wednesday.  Quite fine  Went to Aid at Murray’s.  Had a good Aid.  I called to see Lucy.

February 12, 1942 – Thursday.  Cloudy.  Done some mending and finished the socks.

February 13, 1942 – Friday.  A little snow., and pretty cold.  Churned and dressed the butter.   Had a sore neck.  Made some fudge for Priscilla.

February 14, 1942 – Saturday.  Nice day.  Done some cleaning and cooking.   The News told us the German Ship has escaped from Brest in France on Feb 12.

February 15, 1942 – Sunday.  Fine Sunday for a change.   Homer and I down to church.  Singapore has fallen to the Japs.  The war is dark, dark.

February 16, 1942 – Monday.  Fine.  Washed and got the ironing done.

February 17, 1942 – Tuesday.  Snowing.  Homer came home before dinner.  I finished a quilt top for the Red Cross.

February 18, 1942 – Wednesday.  Fine.  Quite cold.   I cut out a slip and night-dress,  and baked pies.  Was down to Prayer Meeting at Bill’s.

February 19, 1942 – Thursday.   A fine day.  I had a dizzy head this morning, and Iwas in bed until dinner time.  Baked bread.

February 20, 1942 – Friday.  Snowing.  Made a slip and night dress.

February 21, 1942 – Saturday.  Fine.  Done some cleaning and cooking.

February 22, 1942 – Sunday.  A nice fine day.  Was home all day.   Homer went for a drive.  Had Rosie hitched into the sleigh for the first time.

February 23, 1942 – Monday.   Snowy and blustery.  Did not wash.   Knit some and done the work.   Homer in the woods.  Ester called.  They are home again.

February 24, 1942 – Tuesday.  A nice day.  Homer went to the Blacksmith Shop and to the village.

February 25, 1942 – Wednesday.   Storming tonight.  Alfred and I down to Graham Hill.   D.F. Creelman around today for the Victory Loan.

February 26, 1942 – Thursday.  Not very fine.  Done the washing., baked bread, and got the ironing done.  Alfred’s leg quite sore today.

February 27, 1942 – Friday.  Snowing and blowing all day.   Homer did not go to the woods in the afternoon.   I was mending and knitting.

February 28, 1942 – Saturday.  More snow. Homer was away breaking roads this morning.   Done some cleaning, and baked pies, bran loaf and layer cake.

March 1, 1942 – Sunday.  A nice fine day.  Homer and I to church.   Mr Ross had Elliott MacQuarrie drive him today with the horse and sleigh.

March 2, 1942 – Monday.  Nice fine day.  Washed,  washed the floor, and ironed the clothes.

March 3, 1942 – Tuesday.  Cloudy.  Raines about 5 o’clock.  Christy and Vada were here this afternoon and helped me with the Red Cross quilt.  Willie here to supper too.

March 4, 1942 – Wednesday.  Wet day.  The snow that came last week all gone.  Homer took Dan down for Gordon for a while.  I finished the quilt and churned.

March 5, 1942 – Thursday.  Fine.

March 6, 1942 – Friday.  Rained hard all evening.  David got home about 10 p.m.  Clarence brought him as far as George MacKay’s.

March 7, 1942 – Saturday.  Finer.  Homer and David done some shoveling and got the car out. Were down to the village.  I done some cooking and cleaning.

March 8, 1942 – Sunday.  Fine.  Homer, David and I went up to see Sarah Dickie.  Was there for supper.  Called at Andrew’s in the evening.

March 9, 1942 – Monday.  Fine this morning.  Bad storm in the evening.  Homer and I took David to Pembroke,  then went to Musquodoboit and Eastville in the evening.  Could not get car started so was there all night.

March 10, 1942 – Tuesday.  Some snow squalls.  Homer and I came home after dinner.  Car not working very good.  Ice was out over the road at the oak stump.

March 11, 1942 – Wednesday.  Cold raw wind.  Aid at Allen Deyarmond’s.  I was not down.

March 12, 1942 – Thursday.  Mild day.  Don’t think I did much – some knitting.

March 13, 1942 – Friday.  Fine.  Churned and did some knitting.  Martin and Leonard here in afternoon.  Homer finished logging on the C. lot .  I put up 2 jars of beef.

March 14, 1942 – Saturday.  Fine.  Thawed a lot.  Alfred out and helped Homer make a brow on J. T.(?)’s hill.  Done some cleaning and cooking.

March 15, 1942 – Sunday.  Fine.  Was to church.  Alfred and I went down with Martin’s. John R. Graham died very suddenly last night between 9 and 10 o’clock.

March 16, 1942 – Monday.  Fine.  Washed the clothes.  Washed up the kitchen floor and the bedroom.   Alfred and Homer cutting logs.  John R. Graham’s funeral this afternoon.

March 17, 1942 – Tuesday.  Froze some last night.  Martin was up today and  hauled out the logs Homer had cut.  Good sledding in the woods – clearings are bare.

March 18, 1942 – Wednesday.  Cloudy.  Done some mending and sewed patchwork.  Homer went with Martin to a party for Clarence Graham.

March 19, 1942 – Cloudy.  Dark day.  Homer went to the village.  sent for his car numbers.  I baked a cake, gingerbread and pies.

March 20, 1942 – Friday. Some snow.  Lelia and children up this afternoon.  Alfred was out to the woods cutting some fence rails.

March 21, 1942 – Saturday.  Fine.

March 22, 1942 – Sunday.  A rough afternoon.  Snowing and blowing.  Cecil left to go to Middle Stewiacke after dinner.

March 23, 1942 – Monday.  Snowy morning.  Homer at the wood saw at Mart’s.  He took the turkey down to Bill’s this morning.  I baked bread and rolls.

March 24, 1942 – Tuesday.  Some snow squalls.  The wood saw here this forenoon.  Finished before 2 p.m.

March 25, 1942 – Wednesday.  Snow squalls.  We washed and the clothes dried pretty good.  Homer was sawing wood at Willie’s and Percy’s.  Finished tonight.

March 26, 1942 – Thursday.  A snowy day.  I done the ironing and mending.

March 27, 1942 – April 1, 1942 – no entries.

April 2, 1942 – Thursday.  Fine.  Dance in the school house tonight.   David and Clarence came from Halifax tonight.   Ina Harvey and Ann came with them.

April 3, 1942 – Good Friday.  Washed the windows and the floors.  Washed and ironed the kitchen curtains.

April 4, 1942 – Saturday.  Done some cooking.  Alfred has quite a bad cold.  Cecil came up today.

April 5, 1942 – Sunday.  Easter.  We did not get to church,  as we had head colds.  Homer took David down to Pembroke.  Clarence and he went to Halifax.

April 6, 1942 – Monday.  Dark morning.  Did not wash.  Finer in afternoon.   Homer brought a new horse home today.  Ernie came up with him.  Planted the tomatoes.

April 7, 1942 – Tuesday.  Cecil and Ernie went away after dinner.  The Drive has started.  Men on the brook today.  I washed today and ironed.

April 8, 1942 – Wednesday.  George Deyarmond’s little girl, June, was rushed tothe hospital on Sunday.  Had an operation for ruptured appendix (sic).  Came through o.k.

April 9, 1942 – Thursday.  Fine.  Alfred and I went down to David’s in the afternoon.  Was at Grant’s all night.

April 10, 1942 – Friday.  A nice day.  I helped David wash in the forenoon, and in the afternoon, we quilted a Red Cross quilt at Min’s.  Home after supper.

April 11, 1942 – Saturday.  Snowed this afternoon.   Gordon, Ester, Priscilla and Jim here today.  First time since last November.

April 12, 1942 – Sunday.  A nice long day with snow.  No church in Burnside.   Had a sleep in the afternoon.

April 13, 1942 – Monday.  pretty fine.  Clothes dried.  Homer was cutting logs.  Cecil came up this afternoon.  He has the mumps on one side.

April 14, 1942 – Tuesday.  Grant Cox’s house was burned last night.  They lost everything in it – and Sid and Jean Cox’s baby died.  It was three weeks old.

April 15, 1942 – Wednesday.  Cold and squally.  Put a quilt in.   George MacKay here today.  He was collecting for Grant Cox. – their house burned Monday night.

April 16, 1942 – Thursday.  A stormy day.  Snow squalls and wind. I was quilting.  Homer greased the harness.  Cecil has a full dose of mumps today.

April 17, 1942 – Friday.  Snow squalls.  I was working at the quilt.  Baked bread.

April 18, 1942 – Saturday.  Fine.  I quilted some.  Homer had the road-drag on the road in the afternoon. Baked pies, biscuit and a jelly-roll.

April 19, 1942 – Sunday.  Cold raw wind.  Alfred and I drove to church with Dan.  Homer did not get home till dinner time.

April 20, 1942 – Monday.  Not very fine.  Washed, and got the clothes dried.   George Graham here collecting telephone bills.  Sold a veal for $8.00, and a pig.

April 21, 1942 – Tuesday.  Not very fine.  Washed bed clothes, but did not get them very dry.  Done quite a lot of mending.  Snowing since supper.

April 22, 1942 – Wednesday.  A rough storm.  Snowed and blew all day.  I was quilting – also churned.

April 23, 1942 – Thursday.  Fine and sunny.  Went down to David’s in the morning.  Had Aid at Mrs P.W. Graham’s in afternoon.  Called at Murray’s to see Fred.

April 24, 1942 – Friday.  Fine and warm.  Baked bread, and cleaned the closet and the boy’s bedroom.  Homer brought the car home.

April 25, 1942 – Saturday.  Very warm. Cleaned two bedrooms, and baked cream puffs, biscuits and made a custard.

April 26, 1942 – Sunday.  Fine but wind cold today.  No church.  Was at home all day.

April 27, 1942 – Monday.  Fine.  Went down and voted at the plebecite.  Was at the village,  and Gordon’s for dinner.

April 28, 1942 – Tuesday.  fine.  Washed and done the ironing.  Homer down to Norman MacKay’s for a load of hay.

April 29, 1942 – Wednesday.  Fine.  Baked pies and a gingerbread and biscuits.  A card party at Murray’s tonight.

April 30, 1942 – Thursday.  Fine.  The men are picking stones.  I finished cleaning upstairs.

May 1, 1942 – Friday.  Washed the kitchen and pantry floors.   Baked cookies and doughnuts.  Miss Boutlier came up to spend the week-end.

May 2, 1942 – Saturday.  Fine.  Baked bread and rolls.  Made potted head.  Alfred was digging around in the garden.  David home for the week-end.

May 3, 1942 – Sunday.  Fine.  Sunday School opened today.  Cecil came up this morning.  Homer, David, Cecil and Joan went away this evening.

May 4, 1942 – Monday.  Fine.  Done the washing and went to Truro in the afternoon. Was to the show, “One Foot in Heaven”.  David went back to Halifax this p.m.

May 5, 1942 – Tuesday.  Fine.  Done the ironing.  Quilted in the afternoon.  Got some mending done.

May 6, 1942 – Wednesday.  Fine.  I was quilting.  Homer was harrowing.  Homer down to a Moving Picture Show in Upper Stewiacke.  Baked gingerbread.

May 7, 1942 – Thursday.  Fine.  Baked bread and worked at the quilt.  Alfred planted a few peas and some parsnips.

May 8, 1942 – Friday.  Some rain today.  I finished my quilt and we went to Truro.  Got 75 chicks..  Brought 100 out for Amanda and 100 for Murray Dickie.

May 9, 1942 – Saturday.  Dark morning.  Cleared off in the afternoon.  Alfred planted peas and parsnips.  I cleaned up the house, baked biscuits and cream-puffs.

May 10, 1942 – Sunday.  Mother’s day.  Fine.  Gordon, Ester and Jim came up today.  We were to Sunday School and church.  Priscilla went home with them.

May 11, 1942 – Monday.  Fine.  Done the washing.  Gathered up old things for salvage. A baby girl born this evening to Mr and Mrs Mac Carter.

May 12, 1942 – Tuesday.  Fine.  Done the ironing.  Homer sowed some oats.  The Rawleigh Man,  Dr MacLeod,  and Roy and Vada called today.

May 13, 1942 – Wednesday.  Some rain last night and this forenoon.  Homer down to Grant’s for potatoes.  I cleaned the cupboard and done some baking.

May 14, 1942 – Thursday.  Cleaned the cellar way.  Homer plowed in the morning.  Harrowing in the afternoon.

Alfred planted beets and carrots.

May 15, 1942 – Friday.  Fine.  Baked bread.  Homer and I went to the village this afternoon.  At Den’s getting the oats cleaned.

May 16, 1942 – Saturday.  Fine.  Finished sowing the oats,  and I cleaned the pantry.

May 17, 1942 – Sunday.  Fine.  Was to church and Sunday School. No company.  David called from Brookfield, and Homer went to meet him.  He is home on furlough.

May 18, 1942 – Monday.  Fine.  Washed and got the clothes dried.   We packed a box for Eddie today.  Homer not feeling very well.

May 19, 1942 – Tuesday.  Done the ironing.  The men-folk getting the potato and turnip ground ready.

May 20, 1942 – Wednesday.  Fine.  Aid at Mart’s this afternoon.  Cecil came up.  Done a washing in the forenoon.

May 21, 1942 – Thursday.   Fine.  Cecil and David went to the lake on a fishing trip.  I baked bread, biscuits, and doughnuts.   Homer and I down to Lloyd Johnson’s.   Made a call on Mrs. P.

May 22, 1942 – Friday.  Fine.  Done some sweeping and we went to the Pie Social at Springside.  Miss Boutlier here to supper.

May 23, 1942 – Saturday.  Dark.  Rained in the afternoon.  Planted potatoes in afternoon.  Cecil got notice to have Medical Exam for Service.  Homer and David went for little pigs.

May 24, 1942 – Sunday.  Warm.  Some showers after supper.  Down to Sunday School.  Ester, Gordon and Jim came up,  and Priscilla went home.

May 25, 1942 – Monday.  Fine and warm.  Was not very well. Have a cold.  Did not get up till noon.   Planted mangles and turnips.  Cecil went to Truro for his Medical Exam.

May 26, 1942 – Tuesday.  Washed and cleaned out the separator room.  Homer finished sowing and rolled some.

May 27, 1942 – Wednesday.  Some rain.  Cleaned the kitchen.

May 28, 1942 – Thursday.  Wet day.  Homer and David went to the village, Musquodoboit and Eastville.  Alex Hutchinson had an operation today.  Cleaned my bedroom.

May 29, 1942 – Friday.  Finer.  Cleaned the room.   Homer on the road machine.  Was down and called on Mrs P.S. Hamilton and her company.

May 30, 1942 – Saturday.  Showers in the afternoon.  Washed a little.  Baked bread, doughnuts and pies.  Homer in Brookfield helping load lumber.  Cecil up tonight.

May 31, 1942 – Sunday.  Cold wind blowing.  Frost last night.  Alfred and I to church and Sunday School.   Homer took David to Brookfield,  gone back to Halifax.  Cecil went along too.

June 1, 1942 – Monday.  A hard frost and a windy cold day.  I washed and got some of the ironing done.

June 2, 1942 – Tuesday.  Another cold night.  I ironed the curtains and put them up,  and baked bread.

June 3, 1942 – Wednesday.  Fine.  Killed 4 fowl,  and Homer went to the village.  Got some mending and chores about the house done.

June 4, 1942 – Thursday.  Dirty day.  Homer was hauling gravel.  I cleaned the entry, and Alfred was putting in wood.

June 5, 1942 – Friday.  Cloudy.  Cleaned the cellar and washed and varnished the kitchen floor.  Homer hauling gravel.

June 6, 1942 – Saturday.  Fine.  Homer took  Ginger down to Norman’s to pasture.  Mr and Mrs Harry Arker and two children here to dinner.  Gave the floor another  coat of varnish.

June 7, 1942 – Sunday.  Dark.  Some rain towards evening.  Down to Sunday School.  Percy and Walter in after supper.

June 8, 1942 – Monday.  Washed and ironed.   Lloyd Anthony hauling our logs today.

June 9, 1942 – Tuesday.  Fine.  I went down to David’s in the mail.  He and Elsie went to Truro.  I washed and ironed some curtains.

June 10, 1942 – Wednesday.  Fine.  Came home on the cream truck.  Done some mending.

June 11, 1942 – Thursday.  Hot day.  Baked bread and ginger snaps, also biscuits.  Lloyd and Frank here to supper.

June 12, 1942 – Friday.  A very hot day.  Went  to a luncheon at Springside.   Miss Maude MacKinnon, a missionary from Korea, spoke to us and told about the work.

June 13, 1942 – Saturday.  Not so hot.  Put the tomatoes out this morning.   Alfred and Homer hewing some sills for the garage.

June 14, 1942 – Sunday.  Not so hot.  Almost cold in the evening.  Was to church and Sunday School.  Geordie, Ena and Vada over in the evening.  Cecil here till church time.

June 15, 1942 – Monday.  Windy and cool.  Washed,  and washed some blankets.  Got them all dried and the ironing done.  Mart here this evening.  The men hoed the mangles.

June 16, 1942 – Tuesday.  Cool and cloudy.  The men all working at  the chicken shelter.  Down to the village in the afternoon.  At Gordon’s to supper.  Ester’s birthday.

June 17, 1942 – Wednesday.  Fine.  Mr and Mrs Ross here to supper,  and Mrs Myra Blaikie to dinner.  I cleaned the silver this morning.

June 18, 1942 – Thursday.  Cool and some rain in the afternoon.  Homer went out to Doug’s to help put the rafters on his barn.  I got enough berries for our supper.

June 19, 1942 – Friday.  Fine.  Alfred was weeding some in the garden. I washed and washed the kitchen floor.

June 20, 1942 – Saturday.  Rained a little in the forenoon.  Got the chicken house finished and the yard built.  Moved 39 chickens in tonight.  Cecil here tonight.

June 21, 1942 – Sunday.  Fine.  Gordon, Ester, Jim and Priscilla here today.  We were to Sunday School and down to Grant’s to see Mary and baby.  Called at David’s.

June 22, 1942 – Monday.  Washed the weekly wash, and washed quilts and blankets.  Over and made a call at Geordie’s and Mart’s.

June 23, 1942 – Tuesday.  Fine.  Done the ironing and some mending.  Picked a few strawberries.

June 24, 1942 – Wednesday.  Fine.  Homer to the village this morning.   Aid at George MacKay’s.  Churned this morning.

June 25, 1942 – Thursday.  Fine.  Getting very dry.  A shower in Upper Stewiacke this p.m.  I swept and dusted upstairs and cleaned the hall.

June 26, 1942 – Friday.  Fine.  Picked a few strawberries and baked bread and rolls.  Nelson, Stewart, Jackie and Geordie Graham here to supper.

June 27, 1942 – Saturday.  Fine.  The men were hoeing.  Hauled 10 barrels of water and watered the strawberries.  Baked bran loaf.  Made custard and jello.

June 28, 1942 – Sunday.  Fine.  Was to church and Sunday School.

June 29, 1942 – Monday.  Fine and hot.  Washed the clothes and did the ironing.   School meeting this evening.  I am working at a crazy patchwork cushion.

June 30, 1942 – Tuesday.  Mr H.T. Fulton passed away last evening.  He had been in failing health for two years.  A stroke at the last.

July 1, 1942 – Wednesday.  Windy but fine.  We were not down to the funeral.  Finished the hoeing.

July 2, 1942 – Thursday.  Fine.  Quite hot.  Joint Aid at Springside.  A good supper, and nice time. Homer and Alfred over to Dan Brown’s.

July 3, 1942 – Friday.  Some clouds, but did not rain but a few drops.  Homer, Min, Alice and I to Truro.  Joan went in with us too.

July 4, 1942 – Saturday.  Foggy in the morning.  Baked bread and rolls and picked some strawberries.   Called at David’s and Grant’s in the evening.

July 5, 1942 – Sunday.  Fine.  Was to church and Sunday School.

July 6, 1942 – Monday.  Fine.  Washed and got the clothes dried.  Picked berries and put up four and a half quarts. Hilled up the potatoes this afternoon.

July 7, 1942 – Tuesday.  Done the ironing and washed and waxed the kitchen floor.  Had a nice shower this morning.  Homer put lime on the roof.

July 8, 1942 –  Wednesday.  Fine.  Ladies Aid met here today.   We quilted a quilt for the Red Cross. Lena and June here to dinner.

July 9, 1942 – Fine.  Mowed for the first today.  Put up two and a half quarts of  rhubarb abd strawberries.

July 10, 1942 – Friday.  Fine.  Put 3 loads of hay in.

July 11, 1942 – Saturday.  Fine.

July 12, 1942 – Sunday.  Fine.  Was to Communion at Springside.   Gordon, Ester and Jim here when we got home.  Min came up from church.

July 13, 1942 – Monday.  Washed and baked bread.  Picked some strawberries and gooseberries.

July 14, 1942 – Tuesday.  Fine.  Done the ironing and put up some gooseberries and strawberries.  Put 5 loads of hay in today.

July 15, 1942 – Wednesday.  Fine.  Men are haying and I am getting meals.  Blaikie Brothers Mill was burned to the ground this evening.  Homer and Roy were down.

July 16, 1942 – Thursday.  Fine.  Finished haying tonight.  Put up some gooseberries.

July 17, 1942 – Friday.  Fine.  Homer over helping Roy make hay.  Alfred was working in the garden.  Baked a pie, peanut-butter loaf, and cheese straws.

July 18, 1942 – Saturday.  Fine.  Homer was at Willie’s haying.  Cleaned up the house some and baked a bran loaf.  Made some currant jelly.

July 19, 1942 – Sunday.  Cloudy and dark.  A shower in the night.  We were to Sunday School and church.  Betty came up to make a visit with Priscilla.

July 20, 1942 –  Monday.  Dark.  Rained after supper.  Washed,  and got the clothes dried.    Homer down and brought Geordie Bentley up to find us water. Did not get the cows.

July 21, 1942 – Tuesday.  Dark.  Got some peas picked and shelled.

July 22, 1942 – Wednesday.  A fine day.  Canned 13 quarts of peas.  Betty, Priscilla and I picked some raspberries.

July 23, 1942 – Thursday.  A wet day.  Betty and Priscilla went down in the mail to Murray’s.

July 24, 1942 – Friday.  Dark morning.  Cleared in the afternoon.  We went to Musquodoboit to see Mildred and Garnet Kenivator married.  A nice wedding at 8 : 30 p.m.

July 25, 1942 – Saturday.  Fine.  Baked bread and rolls.  Homer was haying.  Priscilla came up in the mail.

July 26, 1942 – Sunday.  Fine.  Down to Sunday School.  Homer went on a visit.  Gordon, Ester and Jim came up.  Ester and Jim stayed.

July 27, 1942 – Monday.  Fine.  Washed and ironed,  and went out to pick raspberries.  So hot we didn’t stay long.

July 28, 1942 – Tuesday.  Cool and windy.  Put a quilt in today.  Homer finished haying at Roy’s.  Canned peas.

July 29, 1942 – Wednesday.  Cloudy.  Homer was to the village on some errands.   Finished Ester’s quilt today.  E. Croft and girl,  and Jud here to inner.

July 30, 1942 – Thursday.  Fine.  Homer started to dig a well.  Alfred, Ester, Jim and Priscilla down to Grant’s.  I baked cookies and doughnuts.

July 31, 1942 – Friday.  A hot day.  Alfred cut a piece of oats for feed.  Elmer bound their barley.  Gordon came up for his family in the evening.

August 1, 1942 – Saturday.  Cloudy.  Rain in the evening.  Churned.  Roy and Homer picked some berries in the forenoon.  Worked in the well in the afternoon.  I baked bread and rolls.

August 2, 1942 – Sunday.  Fine.  Was at Sunday School and church.  Joan Boutlier here today.  Came up last night.

August 3, 1942 – August 14, 1942 – no entries

August 15, 1942 – Saturday.  These last two weeks have been busy – picking  berries, canning vegetables and doing the work.  So, have not written.

August 16, 1942 – Sunday.  A hot day and evening.  We were to church and Sunday School and in the evening were to a sing at Springside.  It was very good.

August 17, 1942 – Monday.  Fine.  Done the washing, and Homer and I went to the village and I visited Mrs Kennedy while Homer was at the Blacksmith Shop getting drills repaired.

August 18, 1942 – Tuesday.  Some rain.  Washed the pantry and entry floors, and done the ironing.   This has been a hot spell of weather.   Gwen MacKay went to the hospital this afternoon.

August 19, 1942 – Fine.  Roy and Homer working at the well.   Priscilla and I picked a few berries.

August 20, 1942 – Thursday.  Fine.  Baked brown bread.   Elmer and Martin here and cut the oats.  Mrs Pratt died yesterday.  She had been sick for some time.

August 21, 1942 – Friday.  A nice day.  We were to Truro.  Took Lucy in to have her eyes tested.  Elsie and Priscilla were with us.  Mrs C. Pratt’s funeral this afternoon.

August 22, 1942 – Saturday.  Fine.  Baked bread and rolls.  Elsie came up with the mail.  Churned today.

August 23, 1942 – Sunday.  Hot day.  Gordon, Ester, Jim and Mrs Kennedy here today.  Priscilla and Elsie went home this evening.

August 24, 1942 – Monday.  Fine.  Done the washing and done some redding up.

August 25, 1942 – August 29, 1942 – no entries.

August 30, 1942 – Sunday.  Pretty hot.  Was to Sunday School.  Homer was away for supper.

August 31, 1942 – Monday.  Hot.  Done the washing and ironing.  Was down to Grant’s for a sing in the evening.  Mr Self (sic) was the leader.

September 1, 1942 – Tuesday.  A very hot day.  The men working at the well.  Finished digging.  Roy here today.

September 2, 1942 – Wednesday.  A very hot day.  Had Aid at Mrs P.W.’s today,  and had supper on the verandah.

September 3, 1942 – Thursday.  Not so hot.  Stoning up the well.

September 4, 1942 – Friday.  Cooler today.  Washed the kitchen and waxed the floor. Two fellows here testing the soil.

September 5, 1942 – Saturday.  Fine.  The men finished stoning the well.  Baked bread and rolls and pies.  To the village in the evening.

September 6, 1942 – Sunday.  Cold wind and frost at night.  Was to church and Sunday School.  Cecil here today.  Went back to Middle Stewiacke.

September 7, 1942 – Monday.  Fine.  Done the washing.  Men are digging the drain for the pipe.  Picked tomatoes and cucumbers.  Miss Boutlier here today.

September 8, 1942 – Tuesday.  A few showers this morning.   Made some chow, churned and ironed.   Homer was to Truro.  he got a pump and piping for getting water in the house.

September 9, 1942 – Wednesday.  Fine.  Down and helped clean the church this forenoon.  Got the pump in and finished stoning up the well.

September 10, 1942 – Thursday.  Rained by dinner time.   Alfred and Homer putting cement around the well.   I was canning corn.

September 11, 1942 – Friday.  Dark.  Alfred white-washed the hen house.  I made some chow.

September 12, 1942 – Saturday.  Fine.  Alfred and Homer digging potatoes.  Baked brown bread and white bread and washed up the floors.  E.B. Deyarmond went to the hospital last night.

September 13, 1942 – Sunday.  A few small showers.  Cleared off in afternoon.  Was to church and Sunday School.  Called at Ervin’s and Willie’s on the way home.  Ervin home for a week.

September 14, 1942 – Monday.  Fine.  Got the washing and ironing done today.  Alfred and Homer digging potatoes.

September 15, 1942 – Tuesday.  A grand day.  Digging potatoes.  Picked corn and some apples.

September 16, 1942 – Wednesday.  A nice day.  Made jelly , and killed and dressed 12 chickens.  Homer was digging potatoes.  A card party at Cyrus’ this evening.

September 17, 1942 – Thursday.  Fine.  Pretty hot.  Went to the village.   Chickens weighed 63 pounds.  Got 26 cents per pound.   Was at the 60th Anniversary of the W.M.S. of Upper Stewiacke.  Two fine meetings.

September 18, 1942 – Friday.  A hot day.  Canned some tomatoes.  Finished digging potatoes.  Roy and Vada over in the evening.

September 19, 1942 – Saturday.  Fine.  Baked bread and pies and cleaned up the house.  Homer and Roy putting in spouts.  David home for the week-end.

September 20, 1942 – Sunday.  Fine.  Gordon, Ester and children up.  Went to church and Sunday School.  David, Homer and I down to Den’s in the evening.

September 21, 1942 – Monday.  Went to Brookfield.  Took David down to catch the bus.  Was at Mary’s to dinner.  Raining hard in the p.m.  Got home about 5:30.

September 22, 1942 – Tuesday.  Rained hard this morning.  Water out over the interval, and over the road.  A lot of stumps and sticks and stones out.

September 23, 1942 – Wednesday.  Rained most of tje day.  Baked a cake, washed and put clothes on the grass.  Water high.  Water to the lower step in the cellar.

September 24, 1942 – Thursday.  Fine.  Water falling today.  A lot of damage done by the freshet.   Our road badly washed  out, and the bridge undermined.  The men working on the road.

September 25, 1942 – Friday.  Fine.  Homer down working on the road at the oak stump.   Roads and bridges badly damaged  all over the countryside.   Two men missing at Logan Brook lumber camp.

September 26, 1942 – Saturday.  Fine and warm.  Working at the bridge.  Mr and Mrs Boutlier, Joan, Roy and Vada here to supper.  Baked bread and rolls.

September 27, 1942 – Sunday.  Dark.  Rained in the afternoon.  Was home all day.

September 28, 1942 – Monday.  A wet day.  Homer worked till 3 p.m. on the road.   Washed but did not put the clothes out. Canned tomatoes.

September 29, 1942 – Tuesday.  Fine.  Very cold morning.  Got the clothes dried and ironed.   Homer on the road.  Everett  Deyarmond passed away last night.   Made pies and tomato mincemeat.

September 30, 1942 – Wednesday.  Cold this morning.  Fine.  Done some mending,  baked biscuit.  Homer on the roads.

October 1, 1942 – Thursday.  Fine.  Was to E.B. Deyarmond’s funeral.  A large funeral.  Went to the village and called at Gordon’s.  A lot of wash-outs on the roads.

October 2, 1942 – Friday.  Fine.   Homer went to Pembroke and brought Ginger home. He and Alfred hauling gravel for the road in the afternoon.  I was sewing.

October 3, 1942 – Saturday.  Dark.  Squalls of rain in the afternoon. Baked bread and rolls, cookies and pies.  Cleaned up the house some.

October 4, 1942 – Sunday.  Fine and cool.  Went to Communion at Springside.  Over to Bev’s for dinner. At Den’s for cum..?  with Mrs  Alice Graham.

October 5, 1942 – Monday.  Cloudy.  Washed and ironed the clothes. Homer working on the roads.  Perley arrived home tonight from USA on a week’s visit.

October 6, 1942 – Tuesday.  Wet day.  Homer out to the woods for an hour or so in the forenoon.  Hauling gravel on the road in the afternoon.   Homer and I down to the village in the evening.

October 7, 1942 – Wednesday.  Fine.  Down to David’s and to Aid at Murray’s.  In the evening, went to Musquodoboit.  It was 7:30 a.m. when I started.  1 a.m.when we got home.

October 8, 1942 – Thursday.  Fine.  Alfred pulling the mangles, and Homer on the roads.

October 9, 1942 – Friday.  Fine.  Alfred and Perley down to the village in the forenoon.  Min and Perley here to dinner.  We were down to Grant’s in the evening.  Quite a gathering.

October 10, 1942 – Saturday.  A grand day.  Baked pies and dressed two chickens.   Alfred finished putting the mangles in.  Joan Boutlier here this week-end.

October 11, 1942 – Sunday.  A nice day.  We were to Sunday School and church.  Mrs Betty Ross Stalin spoke to us, and we had our WMS Thank-Offering Service.

October 12, 1942 – Monday.  Cloudy.  Done the washing and ironing.  Homer on the roads.  This is Thanksgiving day.  Joan went away this evening.

October 13, 1942 – Tuesday.  Fine and sunny.  Alfred took a load of wood to the school house.

October 14, 1942 – Wednesday.  Fine.   Went to Truro.  Lucy went to the hospital, and Grant went and had his hand dressed.

October 15, 1942 – no entry

October 16, 1942 – Friday.  Fine.  Killed 19 chickens today.  Took the most of the day.

October 17, 1942 – Saturday.  Fine.  Baked bread and pies.  Homer went to the lake in the evening.  Sold the chickens.  105 pounds at 29 cents per pound.  S. Dickie got them.

October 18, 1942 – Sunday.  Some clouds, but quite fine.  Gordon and the family, and Cecil here to dinner and supper.  Mr and Mrs Ross and daughter here to supper too.

October 19, 1942 – Monday.  A wet squally day.  Washed.  David was up and hauled a load of wood for Mr Ross.

October 20, 1942 – Tuesday.  Finer.  Got the clothes dried and ironed.  Homer on the roads.

October 21, 1942 – Wednesday.  Fine.  Homer hauled manure in the forenoon.  Killed the pigs in the afternoon.  I cleaned a room upstairs.

October 22, 1942 – Thursday.  Went to the village with the pork in the morning. At Den’s to dinner.  Cleaned a room upstairs when we got home.  Sixteen cents per pound for pork.

October 23, 1942 – Friday.  Fine and warm.  Washed and waxed the floor, and baked bread and rolls. Over to Musquodoboit to see David Hutchinson in the evening.

October 24, 1942 – Saturday.  Warm day.  Made pickle for the meat,  and done a lot of things.  David and Vera came up from Halifax, and Cecil here for the week-end.

October 25, 1942 – Sunday.  Wet day.  Down to Springside to Rally Day.  Den, Annie and Donald here a while in the afternoon.  Cecil went back tonight.

October 26, 1942 – Monday.  Still wet.  Homer took David and Vera to Brookfield.  I baked some cookies.

October 27, 1942 – Tuesday.  Did not rain much after dinner.  Went down to Grant’s and packed boxes for overseas.

October 28, 1942 – Wednesday.  Finer.  The thresher moved to George MacKay’s.  David Creelman here to supper.  He was selling Victory Bonds (3rd).

October 29, 1942 – Thursday.  Fine.  Alfred was pulling turnips.  Thresher moved here tonight.  Olin Brown here all night.

October 30, 1942 – Friday.  Fine.  The thresher was here.  Finished in two and a half hours, and moved to Willie’s before dinner.  I went to Truro to hear Mr Mott.  I went with Mr Ross.

October 31, 1942 – Saturday.  Fine.  Done the usual Saturday work.  Over to George MacKay’s in the evening.

November 1, 1942 – Sunday.  A very wet day.  We were down to church.            Only six there.  Homer and David went for Lucy.  She stood the trip very good.

November 2, 1942 –Monday.  Washed and ironed the clothes.

November 3, 1942 – Tuesday.  Fine.  I went down with the mail to David’s.  Helped get dinner and supper for the thresher men.  Homer down to D.F. Creelman’s.

November 4, 1942 – Wednesday.  Fine.  Baked bread and done some mending and churned 8 pounds of butter.

November 5, 1942 – Thursday.  Fine .  Was in to Truro.  Took Miss Boutlier and Miss Read to the Teacher’s Institute.  I was in to Doctor Reid’s for a check-up.

November 6, 1942 – Friday.  Done up some work and went down to Gordon’s in the evening for a week-end visit.

November 7, 1942 – Saturday.  Fine.  Called on Mrs Annie Miller in the morning.  Was to Mr Charles MacMullen’s funeral in the afternoon.  At W. D. Kennedy’s to supper.

November 8, 1942 – Sunday.  Fine.  Was to church in the forenoon.  We were up to the cemetery in the afternoon.  Gordon took us home in the night.

November 9, 1942 – Monday.  Fine day for washing – got the ironing done.   Homer was hauling out manure.

November 10, 1942 – Tuesday.  Quite cold.  Put the turnips in today.

November 11, 1942 – Wednesday.  A wet day.   Cancelled the Remembrance Day Service at Springside on account of the rain.

November 12, 1942 – Thursday.  Fine.  I cleaned Homer’s bedroom today,  and Homer finished the manure.

November 13, 1942 – Friday.  Rain squalls in the p.m., and a wet night.  Baked bread and rolls and finished cleaning upstairs.  Homer started plowing this afternoon.

November 14, 1942 – Saturday.  Cold wind.  A few flakes of snow.  I cleaned the hall – and baked squash pies and squares.  Homer was plowing.

November 15, 1942 – Sunday.  Cold and windy.  We were to church.

November 16, 1942 – Monday.  Foggy and damp.  Washed but the clothes did not dry.

November 17, 1942 – Tuesday.  Very foggy.  Dried the clothes in the house,  and ironed them.  Went to the village after supper.  Alfred stayed down.

November 18, 1942 – Wednesday.  Dark,  and rained by night.  I cleaned the bedroom.  Washed and ironed the curtains.

November 19, 1942 – Thursday.  Fine.  Alfred came home in the mail.  I am cleaning the room.  Homer is plowing.

November 20, 1942 – Friday.  A nice day.  Went to Aid at Allen’s.  Homer was to the village.  I called at David’s.

November 21, 1942 – Saturday.  Fine.  Homer went to Truro to have some papers fixed.  Alfred and I cleaned the kitchen.

November 22, 1942 – Sunday.  Nice day.  Cecil here to dinner.  We were down to church in the afternoon.

November 23, 1942 – Monday.  Washed and ironed the clothes.  Pretty cold.  Homer got a fox in a snare today.

November 24, 1942 – Tuesday.  Chilly day.  The men were doing some chores about the place.

November 25, 1942 – Wednesday. Fine , quite.  Alfred and Homer were building a waterbreak at the bridge. I cleaned the kitchen.

November 26, 1942 – Thursday.  Fine.  Homer working on the roads.  The Watkins dealer here today.

November 27, 1942 – Friday.  Nice mild day.  Done some mending and other chores.  Homer was plowing.  Alfred has a sore back.

November 28, 1942 – Saturday.  A stormy day.  Snowed and blew all day and night too.  Baked bread and raisin bread and pies.

November 29, 1942 – Sunday.  Still blowing.  Homer went down for Joan.  Got along all right with the chains.  Cecil here in afternoon.

November 30, 1942 – Monday.  Fine.  Homer, Cecil and I went to the village.  A lot of snow on Crocker’s hill.  Was at Gordon’s for dinner.

December 1, 1942 – Tuesday.  Fine.  Washed and ironed.

December 2, 1942 – Wednesday.  A big rain storm.

December 3, 1942 – Thursday.  Fine.  Got cold by night.  Alfred went down to help Earl Kennedy build a chimney.  I cut out some sewing.

December 4, 1942 – Friday.  Cold and windy.  Alfred came home this morning.  I have been sewing.

December 5, 1942 – Saturday.  Fine.  Some snow.  Baked bread, rolls and pies.   Cecil and David here tonight.  Homer down to practice tonight.

December 6, 1942 – Sunday.  Fine.  Bev, and all the family; Gordon and their family; Cecil and David here to dinner.  David went back this p.m.

December 7, 1942 – Monday.  Fine.  Done the washing and most of the ironing.  Cecil went to Percy’s to work this morning.

December 8, 1942 – Tuesday.  Fine and cold.  Alfred and I made some cakes.  They turned out pretty good.  Homer is cutting wood.  Alfred out in the afternoon.

December 9, 1942 – Wednesday.  Fine.  Aid at Cy’s this afternoon.   I went with Christy and Elmer.   Martin went to the hospital today.

December 10, 1942 – Thursday.  A grand day.  Homer and I were to the village in the afternoon.   Ester and I packed a box for Eddie.

December 11, 1942 – Friday.  Snowed most of the day.  Homer down working on the Otterbrook road.  Did not get to the house-warming at Grant Cox’s.

December 12, 1942 – Saturday.  Dark and cloudy.  Had Ginger harnessed into the sleds.  He done alright.  Joan Boutlier here today.  Cecil here for the week-end.

December 13, 1942 – Sunday.  Mild.  No church as Mr Ross is still away.  Mart’s folk were to Truro to see Martin.  He is doing well.

December 14, 1942 – Monday.  Snowed in the morning. Not so bad in afternoon.  Homer took the MacKay’s to Truro in the p.m.

December 15, 1942 – Tuesday.  Fine.  Washed and the clothes dried pretty good.

December 16, 1942 – Wednesday.  Snowed most of the day.  Baked a cake and done some sewing.  Making a dress.  Homer down to practice in evening.

December 17, 1942 – Thursday.  Cold.  10 below zero.  Mr Malcolm MacDonald passed away yesterday afternoon. Age 85.  Funeral on Friday.

December 18, 1942 – Friday.  Cold day.  Alfred out to the woods  this  morning.  Packed a box for David and Mrs Maloy.

December 19, 1942 – Saturday.  Cold and snow drifting.   Brookfield mail hard getting along.   Baked brown and white bread, and 3 squash pies.  Did some sewing.

December 20, 1942 – Sunday.  Cold.  16 below zero this morning.  No church in Burnside.  Carol service in Springside.  Roads drifted – did not have service.

December 21, 1942 – Monday.  Cold day.  Did not get above zero all day.   Washed.  Put the white clothes out.   Christmas Concert at the church.  Alfred and I did not go.

December 22, 1942 – Tuesday.  Cold morning.  20 below zero.  Homer worked at the car till he got it started.   Took Joan and her sister home.  Milder this evening.

December 23, 1942 – Wednesday.  Mild.  A nice day.  Butchered the beef.   I churned, made doughnuts and plum pudding.   Cecil here this evening.   Martin came home from Colchester County Hospital.

December 24, 1942 – Thursday.  Fine.  Homer took a cow down to Mr Ross’ today.  Cleaned up the house.  Baked bread, rolls and pies.

December 25, 1942 – Friday.  Christmas.  Cloudy, but did not storm.  The Miller Family and Cecil here today.  Homer away in the evening.

December 26, 1942 – Saturday.  Some snow squalls.  We went down and called on Mr and Mrs Martin Smith on their Golden Wedding Day.  Was in to see the Ross’s

December 27, 1942 – Sunday.  Fine day.  Some wind.  A quiet day.  Cecil came up in the afternoon.  There was a party for Guy and Walter Graham out at Doug’s last evening.

December 28, 1942 – Monday.  Not a bad day.   The clothes dried some.  Cecil went away this morning.

December 29, 1942 – Tuesday.  Dark.  Done the ironing and cut up meat  and suet for mincemeat.  Peeled some apples.  Homer cutting out a road for logging.

December 30, 1942 – Wednesday.  Mild and cloudy.  Made mincemeat.   Alfred down and helped clean the school house.   I was down to Mart’s.  Card Party at Murray’s in the evening.

December 31, 1942 – Thursday.  Wet day.  Done a little cleaning and knitting.  Homer down and made a track on the road.

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