The Journals of Annabelle Johnson 1943

The Journals of
Annabelle Johnson

January 1, 1943 – Friday.  Fine.  Canned 15 quarts of beef.  Homer took Dan’s shoes to the shop.  Joan came up with him.  We were to a dance at Grant Cox’s tonight.January 2, 1943 – Saturday.  Fine.  Cold wind blowing at night.   Baked bread.   The men were out to the woods.  Brought a few sticks of wood home.  Cecil came up in the evening.

January 3, 1943 – Sunday.  Snow and blustery.  Was down to church.  Had it in the school house.  Joan went down to Cy’s in the evening.

January 4, 1943 – Monday.  Cloudy.  Snowing in the evening.  Washed.  Brought the clothes in frozen as it looked like a storm.  Homer in the woods all day.

January 5, 1943 – Not a very bad storm.  Finer today.  Ironed the clothes and baked bread and rolls.  Alfred went down for the mail.

January 6, 1943 – Wednesday.  Done some mending and wrote letters, and fixed up the mail.  Alfred took the cream and the mail down to Mart’s in the p.m.

January 7, 1943 – Thursday.   Cold and windy.  I was knitting – and baked some doughnuts.

January 8, 1943 – Friday.  Cold day.  Homer yarding logs.  I swept upstairs.

January 9, 1943 – Saturday.   Fine.  Done some cleaning and baked pies and biscuits.  David and Cecil came today.

January 10, 1943 – Sunday.  Fine.  Quite cold.  David and I down to Den’s.  Alice quite sick.  Called at Bert Hamilton’s and at David’s on the way home.

January 11, 1943 – Monday.12 below zero.  A good wash day.  Baked bread.  David out and got a load of logs in the morning.  Hauling wood in the afternoon.

January 12, 1943 – Tuesday.  Fine.  David and Homer hauling wood.  Done the ironing and some mending for David.  Had a chicken dinner.

January 13, 1943 – Wednesday.  Some snow.  Homer took David down to Cross Roads.  Was at D.F. Creelman’s and got some things.

January 14, 1943 – Thursday.  A grand day.  Alfred and Homer finished the wood.  I was working at the Secretary-Treasurer’s book.

January 15, 1943 – Friday.  Some more snow.   Alfred and I down to Grant’s to dinner.  Mart and Elmer went to Truro.  Cyrus went to Halifax.

January 16, 1943 – Fine.  Washed the floors, baked a bran loaf and pies.  Homer hauling logs.

January 17, 1943 – Sunday.  Fine.  Down to church.  Had our Annual Business Meeting after the church service.  Had $7.98 of a balance.

January 18, 1943 – Monday.  Fine.  Not much of a wash day.  Baked bread.  Cecil went out to Riversdale to look for work.

January 19, 1943 – Tuesday.  Gray day.   Hail storm in the evening.  I done the ironing and knit.

January 20, 1943 – Wednesday.  Cold windy day.  Homer did not go to the woods today.  I was writing letters and getting mail ready this afternoon.

January 21, 1943 – Thursday.  A very cold day.  14 below zero and a high wind.  Elmer had a hard day with the mail.  Homer came home from the woods at noon.

January 22, 1943 – Friday.  The wind fell during the night.  Homer in the woods.  I was mending some and knitting.

January 23, 1943 – Saturday.  Fine day.  Baked brown bread and rolls.  Cleaned up the house.  Homer in the woods.  I was knitting.

January 24, 1943 – Sunday.  Some snow squalls.  A quirt day.  No church today.

January 25, 1943 – Monday.  Mild day.  Dark and almost rain.  homer took the cream down, and was over to D.F. Creelman’s.  Got a gallon of molasses.

January 26, 1943 – Tuesday.  Quite soft.  Homer had Dan out yarding logs.  Done the ironing and baked a cake and some cookies.

January 27, 1943 – Wednesday.  Some colder.  Homer was sledding logs today.  I was knitting.  Martin Sr. cut his foot bad today.  Had 10 stitches put in.

January 28, 1943 – Thursday.  Pretty cold.  Homer sledding logs.

January 29, 1943 – Friday.  Fine.  Mrs Alice Graham died early this morning.  A baby born to Mr and Mrs Murray Dickie.

January 30, 1943 – Saturday.  A cold morning.  22 below zero some places.  A fine day.  David came home.  Arrived around 4 a.m.  He walked from Otterbrook.  We were to the funeral.

January 31, 1943 – Sunday.  A fine day.  We went to church.  Jack and Ernie and Cecil went away this afternoon.  David went down to Grant’s.  My birthday – 55 years.

February 1, 1943 – Monday.  Fine in the morning, snowed in the afternoon. Nellie and David came up before dinner.  Homer went to Musquodoboit with Mart and Elmer to the Doctor.  Card party at Allen Deyarmond’s tonight.

February 2, 1943 – Tuesday.  Quite a lot of new snow.  Homer went with David to Hawkins and Zwicker’s camp , on snowshoes.  I baked bread.

February 3, 1943 – Wednesday.  Fine day.  Alfred and I went down to Grant’s for dinner.  Had Aid in the afternoon.  A good many there.

February 4, 1943 – Thursday. Fine.  We washed a big washing, and they dried.  Homer yarding logs today.

February 5, 1943 – Friday.  Wet day.  Done the ironing.  Olin here today.  The snow settled a lot.  Joan came up from school.

February 6, 1943 – Saturday.  Fine.  Homer was sledding logs.  Baked brown bread , rolls and two pies.

February 7, 1943 – Sunday.  A very rainy day.  Done the chores and had our meals and read.  Homer took Joan down to Cyrus’ in the evening.

February 8, 1943 – Monday.  Fine.  Washed and the clothes dried, and I got them ironed.   Gordon brought us up a load of feed.  Homer took eggs and cream down.

February 9, 1943 – Tuesday.  Fine . Put a quilt in.

February 10, 1943 – February 13, 1943 – no entries

February 14, 1943 – Sunday.  Quite a lot of snow in the night.  Thawed all day.  We were to the village in the afternoon.  Cecil here this morning.

February 15, 1943 – Monday.  Fine.  Washed and ironed the clothes.

February 16, 1943 – Tuesday.  Cold day.  The temperature was below zero all day.  I was quilting.  Alfred sawed some wood.

February 17, 1943 – Wednesday.  A cold morning.  26 below zero.  Soon got warmer.  Mr Martin Smith’s funeral this afternoon.

February 18, 1943 – Thursday.  A fine day.  Milder.  I finished my quilt.

February 19, 1943 – Friday.  Homer and I went to the village.  Looked like a storm in the morning. A nice afternoon.  Homer hauled 3 load of logs in the afternoon.

February 20, 1943 – Saturday.  Fine.  Homer hauling logs.  Got 6 load today.  I baked bread.

February 21, 1943 – Sunday.  Fine.  Down to church in the car.  Lawrence, Gwen and Laura here to supper.  Mr Alex Fulton died today.

February 22, 1943 – Monday.  Fine.  A grand wash day.  Down to a card party at Grant’s.  Had 10 tables.

February 23, 1943 – Tuesday.  Mild.  Snow going.  Done the ironing and mending.  Martin and Hazel here to dinner.  Lelia is some better.

February 24, 1943 – Wednesday.  Fine.  Thawing a lot.  I was doing some sewing.

February 25, 1943 – Thursday.  Colder.  The roads are icy.  Homer down to the village in the afternoon – got some feed.

February 26, 1943 – Friday.  Fine.  Churned and baked bread.  Homer was down to get inocculated,  and to a card party at Bev’s in the evening.

February 27, 1943 – Saturday.  A snow storm.  Finished binding my quilt.

February 28, 1943 – Sunday.  Not so stormy.  We done chores and read.

March 1, 1943 – Monday.  Mild.  Snow going fast.  Homer was hauling logs.  I fixed a coat for Alfred

March 2, 1943 – Tuesday.  Fine.  Washed, and washed up the floor. Gordon, Ester and family here in the evening.  This is   Priscilla’s birthday.  11 years old.

March 3, 1943 – Wednesday.  Quite a lot of snow fell today.  Homer came home from the woods about  noon.    Baked ginger snaps and ironed.

March 4, 1943 – Tuesday.  Fine.  I was sewing.  Made a bedshirt for the Red Cross.

March 5, 1943 – Friday.  Snowed and drifted.  Baked bread and 3 pies.  A card party at George MacKay’s.  Joan B. came over from that.

March 6, 1943 – Saturday.  Fine.  Snowed and blew in the evening.   Homer, Joan and I went to Truro.  Was at the Boutlier’s to supper.

March 7, 1943 – Sunday.  A very wet forenoon.  Cecil came about noon.  Homer, Joan and Cecil went away in the afternoon.No church.

March 8, 1943 – Monday.  Fine day.  Got the washing dried.  Cleaned up the kitchen and separator room. Alfred out to the woods helping cut down some big trees.

March 9, 1943 – Tuesday.  Cold day.  Done the ironing, and baked biscuit and bread pudding.   Down to a card party at Cy’s in the evening.

March 10, 1943 – Wednesday.  Cold morning.  10 below zero.  I done some mending.  Homer cutting wood.

March 11, 1943 – Thursday.  Cloudy.  Baked bread and rolls.  Packed a box of cookies for Eddie.

March 12, 1943 – Friday.  A wet day.  Went to Aid at Mrs Arthur Deyarmond’s.  Had a nice meeting.  This was the Woman’s Day of Prayer all over the world.

March 13, 1943 – Saturday.  Still thawing.  Cleaned up the house and done some sewing in the afternoon.  Homer went to a Pie Social at Springside.

March 14, 1943 – Sunday.  Mild day.  Mart’s folk in to see Lelia.  The roads are soft.

March 15, 1943 – Monday.  Fine.  Washed and churned.  I cut out some patchwork and wrote letters.

March 16, 1943 – Tuesday.  Fine.  I done the ironing, and Homer and I went to the village.  Had 16 dozen of eggs.  Thirty cents a dozen today.   Was at Gordon’s to supper.

March 17, 1943 – Wednesday.  Some snow and hail last night.  Homer was sledding logs.  Got them all finished.  We were down to see Nellie in the evening.

March 18, 1943 – Thursday.  Cloudy.  Thawing.  I was mending and working at Red Cross patchwork.

March 19, 1943 – Friday.  Fine.  Was sewing.  Alfred cutting wood.  Homer in the woods cutting logs.

March 20, 1943 – Saturday.  A few snow squalls.  I done some sweeping.  Baked biscuit and pies.  Homer was down to the village in the forenoon.

March 21, 1943 – Sunday.  Fine.  Chilly wind.  Down to church.  Cecil went back to work.

March 22, 1943 – Monday.  Fine.  Done the washing and I washed up the floor.

March 23, 1943 – no entry

March 24, 1943 – Wednesday.  Some snow.   Got some wood hauled – it had been cut in the woods.  Poor sledding.

March 25, 1943 – Thursday.  Some snow.  Homer went to the village in the morning.  Over to Roy’s sawing wood in the afternoon.  Took car to Dannie Brown’s in evening.

March 26, 1943 – Friday.  Fine.  Homer over sawing wood in forenoon.  Baked cookies.

March 27, 1943 – Saturday.  Fine.  Pretty good day for sap.  Done some sweeping and made a pie.

March 28, 1943 – Sunday.  Fine.  Colder.  Cecil here today.

March 29, 1943 – Monday.  Fine.  Pretty cold.  Washed and ironed.  Lelia came home from hospital.  Has been there two months.  Had a milk leg.

March 30, 1943 – Tuesday.  Cold.  Froze hard last night.  Baked bread and washed out some bags.  Got most of the mending done.

March 31, 1943 – Wednesday.  Cold and windy.

April 1, 1943 – Thursday.  Cold.  Rained in evening and froze.  David got home.   Gordon, Ester, Priscilla and Jim came up with him.  Card party at Bill Graham’s.

April 2, 1943 – Friday.  Fine.  The Miller’s stayed till afternoon.  David harnessed the colt single and Cecil came up in  afternoon.

April 3, 1943 – Saturday.  Did not thaw much.  The boys were cutting wood and I got meals.  Washed a few things for David.

April 4, 1943 – Sunday.  Fine.  Homer took David down to Gordon’s, and Gordon took them to Brookfield.  I went to church with Martin’s.

April 5, 1943 – Monday.  Fine.  Washed and ironed.

April 6, 1943 – Tuesday.  Cold and some snow.  Baked brown bread and rolls and a cake.

April 7, 1943 – Wednesday.  Some snow and colder.  Ladies Aid this afternoon,  and we quilted a Red Cross quilt.  18 here to supper.

April 8, 1943 – Thursday.  Pretty fine.  Straightened up the house, and went over to help Vada quilt in afternoon.

April 9, 1943 – Friday.  Cold and windy.  Homer down to Pembroke.  Had his third inocculation.  Baked bread and washed out 5 bags.

April 10, 1943 – Saturday.   Snowed most all day.  Alfred and I went  down to Lower Burnside.  I was at David’s and Murray’s.

April 11, 1943 – Sunday.  Snowy day.  At Grant’s all day.  Charlie Peppard’s funeral in afternoon.

April 12, 1943 – Monday.  Cleared off about noon. Alfred and I came home in afternoon.   Was in to Mart’s.  Christy in bed with a cold.   Made out order for cigarettes.

April 13, 1943 – Tuesday.  Still snowy and cold.  Started painting Homer’s bedroom.

April 14, 1943 – Wednesday.  Stormed in the morning.  Finer in afternoon.  Baked cookies and biscuit.

April 15, 1943 – Thursday.  Finer.  Washed and waxed the floor and done the ironong.    Homer was painting.

April 16, 1943 – Friday.  Fine.  Quite a cold morning.  Homer went to Dan Brown’s for the car.   Cleaned a bedroom upstairs.

April 17, 1943 – Saturday.  Rained today.  Baked bread, pies and biscuit.  Cleaned up the house some.  Joan came up from school.

April 18, 1943 – Sunday.  Cleared in the forenoon.  Quite nice. Alfred, Joan and I drove to church in the buggy.

April 19, 1943 – April 24, 1943 – no entries.

April 25, 1943 – Sunday.  Fine.  Easter Sunday.  Was to Springside to Communion. At Grant’s to dinner.  Called at Mart’s. Cecil came up this afternoon.

April 26, 1943 – Monday.  Fine.  Washed and ironed.  Homer down cleaning the school house in afternoon.

April 27, 1943 – Tuesday.  Fine.  Homer and I down to the village.  Was at Ester’s to dinner. atMr Ross’ to supper.

Got word that Mr Blanchard died this morning.

April 28, 1943 – Wednesday.  Homer working on the roads.  A heavy snow squall in the forenoon.  Took the paper off the Hall.

April 29, 1943 – Thursday.  Some squalls.  Alfred and I working at the hall.  Sold 2 pigs for $47.00.  George Graham here to dinner.  Perley Lorraine called around.

April 30, 1943 – Friday.  Fine.  Homer down and got the horses shod.  Alfred and I finished cleaning upstairs.

May 1, 1943 – Saturday.  Rained hard in forenoon.  Homer painting in the hall.  Elsie came up for the week-end.  Baked cookies and biscuits.

May 2, 1943 – Sunday.  Cold wind.  Sunday School opened.  A nice lot there.   Gordon, Ester, Priscilla and Jim here to supper.   We were down in the evening to Mart’s.

May 3, 1943 – Monday.  Fine in the morning.  Rain in the evening.  Washed and ironed.  We trimmed out the gooseberry bushes.   Homer to Truro.  Got one and a half tons of hay from Perley Lorraine.

May 4, 1943 – Tuesday.  A wet day.  David and George brought the hay up, and here to dinner.

May 5, 1943 – Wednesday.  Still wet.  Alfred and I were papering the hall.  We were to Springside to a meeting in the evening.

May 6, 1943 – Thursday.  Dark and cloudy.  Homer was working on the roads.  We finished papering.

May 7, 1943 – Friday.  Cleared off in afternoon.  Mart and Hazel up in afternoon.  Homer down to the village,  Baked bread and rolls.

May 8, 1943 – Saturday.  Fine.  Homer was working at a hot bed.  Alfred painted the hall – second coat.  Baked oat cakes and cake.  D.F. Creelman here on the 4th Victory Loan.

May 9, 1943 – Sunday.  Nice day.  We were down to Sunday School.  This is Mother’s day.   Had a card and $2.00 from Byron,  and a card from David.

May 10, 1943 – May 14, 1943 – no entries

May 15, 1943 – Cleaning house all week

May 16, 1943 – Miss Boutlier spending the week-end with us.

May 17, 1943 – no entry.

May 18, 1943 – Tuesday.  Done the separator room.

May 19, 1943 – Wednesday.  Fine.  Homer hauling manure.  We cleaned and painted the cellar way.

May 20, 1943 – Thursday.  Fine.  Done a little cleaning at the pantry.  Went to Mrs Charles Grant’s funeral in afternoon.  At Murray Dickie’s for supper.

May 21, 1943 – Fridsay.  Fine.  baked bread and biscuits.   Down to the school house to Empire Day Program.  Roy Blaikie here to supper.

May 22, 1943 – Saturday.  Cloudy but did not rain.  Homer, Joan and I went to Truro.   We got our chickens (100).

May 23, 1943 – Sunday.  Fine.  Gordon, Ester and Jim up today.  We were to Sunday School and church.  Betty came up for supper.

May 24, 1943 – Monday.  Fine.  Planted some of the garden.  Homer was harrowing.  Priscilla went home with Homer this evening.

May 25, 1943 – Tuesday.  Fine.  Pretty warm.  I washed.  Homer sowed some oats this afternoon. Lloyd Anthony hauling our logs.  Baked cookies and bran loaf.

May 26, 1943 – May 29, 1943 – no entries.

May 30, 1943 – Sunday.  Still wet.  Cecil here for the week-end.  We were down to Sunday School and church.

May 31, 1943 – no entry

June 1, 1943 – Tuesday.  Dark and wet.  Killed the pig after supper.

June 2, 1943 – Wednesday.  A wet day.  Homer and I went to Musquodoboit in the afternoon.  Took half the pork to D.F. Creelman’s.

June 3, 1943 – Thursday.  Dark and cloudy.  Homer working on the roads.  Baked bread and rolls.

June 4, 1943 – Friday.  Homer was putting out some manure, and sowed a load of lime.   Lloyd and his man here to supper.

June 5, 1943 – Saturday.  Cleared off about noon.  Nice and warm.  Put the chickens out today.  Made potted head,  and pickle for the meat.

June 6, 1943 – Sunday.  Fine.  Was to Sunday School.  Homer turned the car over this evening on Crocker’s hill.  He was not hurt.

June 7, 1943 – Monday.  Fine.  Washed and got the ironing done.  Homer sowed some more oats.  Homer got home this morning safe.

June 8, 1943 – Tuesday.  Fine.  Done some chores around,  and Alfred and I put in some more garden.  Baked a cake after supper.

June 9, 1943 – Wednesday.  Fine.  Homer and Alfred planted part of the potatoes.  Had a letter from David yesterday.  He is in the hospital with blood-poisining in his leg.

June 10, 1943 – Thursday.  Fine.  Finished planting potatoes this morning.

June 11, 1943 – Friday.  Fine.  Baked bread and cleaned the kitchen.

June 12, 1943 – Saturday.  Fine.  Was down and helped quilt Joan’s quilt.   Joan came home with us.  Had a letter from David.  He is better.

June 13, 1943 – Sunday.  Cold and rainy in the afternoon.  Was to church and Sunday School.

June 14, 1943 – Monday.  Still raining this morning.  Cleared, so we got the wash dried.  Homer down to the village this morning.

June 15, 1943 – Tuesday.  Fine.  Washed the bedclothes, and they dried pretty good. Lawrence brought a bureau from Truro for Homer this morning.

June 16, 1943 – Wednesday.  Some showers.  I went to the village.  Was at W.D. Kennedy’s and called to see Mrs A. Miller.  Homer was getting the car fixed.

June 17, 1943 – Thursday.  Fine.  Alfred and I worked at the kitchen floor.  Got a coat of varnish on after supper.

June 18, 1943 – Friday.  Wet day.  Cyrus was here today.  We gave the kitchen floor a second coat of varnish.

June 19, 1943 – Saturday.  Cloudy.  Baked bread, waxed the kitchen floor and baked 2 rhubarb pies.  Alfred and Homer down to the village in the p.m.

June 20, 1943 – Sunday.  Fine in the morning.  Rained in the afternoon.  We were to Springside this p.m.   Mr Scrimeager (sic) spoke.   Gordon and family,  and Joan here to supper.

June 21, 1943 – Monday.  Raining in morning.  Cleared.  Homer took Cecil up to The Mile Range.  He was going to Debert.    Got the washing and ironing done.

June 22, 1943 – June 24, 1943 – no entries.

June 25, 1943 – Friday.  Done some more cleaning up and cooking.  A dance at the school house.  Joan came up from there.

June 26, 1943 – Saturday.  Went to Truro and met Christena, Warren, Roy and Arnold.  They came to Truro on the train last night.

June 27, 1943 – Sunday.  Fine.  Went to Sunday School, and in the evening, we were down to the 50th Anniversary of the Upper Stewiacke Church.

June 28, 1943 – Monday.  We were all down to the closing of the school and had ice-cream.

June 29, 1943 – Tuesday.  Washed and got the clothes dried.  Picking a few wild strawberries.

June 30, 1943 – no entry

July 1, 1943 – Thursday.  Fine.  Aid at Bill’s this afternoon.  A good crowd out.

July 2, 1943 – Friday.  Not very fine.  Christena, Warren and I over to Musquodoboit,  and at W.D. Kennedy’s to supper.  Roy and Priscilla was in the village.

July 3, 1943 – Saturday.  Fine.  Christena and Warren went to Truro with David Graham for the week-end.

July 4, 1943 – July 5, 1943 – no entries

July 6, 1943 – Tuesday.  Homer went to Brookfield to meet Christena.  She went to Halifax to see David.  He is back in bed with his leg.

July 7, 1943 – no entry

July 8, 1943 – Thursday.  A big rain.  The water was over the interval and some places on the road.

July 9, 1943 – Friday.  Homer and I took Christena  and Warren in to Truro.  She left for home.  Min and Grant went in too.

July 10, 1943 – no entry

July 11, 1943 – Sunday. Sacrement Sunday.  We went down to Springside.  Ester, Gordon, Jim, Mrs Kennedy, and Arnold here today. Priscilla went home with the folks tonight.

July 12, 1943 – July 17, 1943 – no entries

July 18, 1943 – Sunday.  Fine.  Went to Sunday School and church.

July 19, 1943 – Monday.  Fine.  Washed.  Homer went to Truro.  David came home with him.  Joan went home this morning.

July 20, 1943 – Tuesday.   Washed some for David and did some ironing.  David and I down to Lower Burnside.  Alfred and Hazel and children arrived this p.m.

July 21, 1943 – Wednesday.  Thunder storm today.  Homer took a half cord of wood to Mr Ross.

July 22, 1943 – Thursday.  Dark day.  Homer  put oilcloth down in his bedroom. He was cutting wood in the afternoon.

July 23, 1943 – Friday.  Dark day.  Washed most of the day.  Picked some gooseberries and a few strawberries.

July 24, 1943 – Saturday.  Pretty fine.  The clothes dried.   Homer and Cecil cut wood.  David got home by supper time.  Homer, Roy and I down to the village.

July 25, 1943 – Sunday.  We were to Sunday School.  Homer and Cecil went away after supper.

July 26, 1943 – Monday.  Fine.  Washed.  Homer mowed.  Alfred, Hazel and children here to dinner.

July 27, 1943 – Tuesday.  Done some ironing and washed the pantry and entry floors.  Put up gooseberries.  Put in a load of hay.

July 28, 1943 – Wednesday.  Wet day.  We were down to Grant’s a few minutes.  Willie and Roy here to dinner.  Mr and Mrs Ross called.

July 29, 1943 – Thursday.  Not very fine.  Did not get any hay in.  Was picking gooseberries and currants.  David was to Truro.

July 30, 1943 – Friday.  Dark and wet.  Made gooseberry preserves and jam.  We were down to the village in the afternoon.

July 31, 1943 – Saturday.  Wet.  Done some cooking and cleaning up.  Called Amanda this p.m.  She told me that David [Hutchinson] is a war prisoner in Germany.

August 1, 1943 – Sunday.  Fine.  We were to church and Sunday School.  Homer and Cecil went away after supper.

August 2, 1943 – Monday. Fine.  Washed, ironed and baked bread.  Got the hay in that was cut last Monday and Tuesday.

August 3, 1943 – Tuesday.  Fine.  Alfred, Roy, Arnold, Priscilla and I  went out to the lake in the afternoon.  Had our supper outdoors.

August 4, 1943 – Wednesday.  Dark day.  Was in the camp most of the day.  Roy, Homer and David came out in afternoon.  They caught 6 trout.

August 5, 1943 – Thursday.  Wet.  Came home from the lake in the afternoon.

August 6, 1943 – Friday.  Cleared off today.  David, Arnold, Priscilla and I went to the village and up to Eastville and made some calls.

August 7, 1943 – Saturday.  Not very fine. Got some hay in.  Arnold, Priscilla and I were looking for berries.  Cecil came up tonight.

August 8, 1943 – Sunday.  Fine.  Gordon, Ester, Jim and Roy came up.  Ester and Jim stayed.  We were down to church and Sunday School.  Cecil went back.

August 9, 1943 – Monday.  wet day.  David went back to Halifax.  His furlough  is over. Homer and the children were to the village in the afternoon.

August 10, 1943 – Tuesday.  Ester stayed the week.

August 11- August 13, 1943 – no entries

August 14, 1943 – Saturday.  A very wet day.  Amanda came this afternoon.  Gordon brought her up and then took his family home.

August 15, 1943 – Sunday.  Some finer. We were to church and Sunday School.  Amanda went down with Martin.  Homer  was away for the week-end.

August 16, 1943 – Monday.  Fine.  haying today.  Amanda, Arnold and I were out picking blueberries in the p.m.

August 17, 1943 – Wednesday.  Wet again.  Amanda went down to David’s with the mail.   We took her home in the evening.  She had a letter from David, a prisoner of war.

August 18, 1943 – no entry

August 19, 1943 – Thursday.  fine.  Finished our hay today.

August 20, 1943 – Friday.  Alfred, Arnold and I were out to Mosie’s picking berries.  Did not get many.

August 21, 1943 – Saturday.  Fine.  Cleaned up the house some.  Baked rolls and 2 blueberry pies.

August 22, 1943 – Sunday.  Fine.  Went to church and Sunday School.  Homer and Cecil away for supper.

August 23, 1943 – Monday.  Fine.  Washed and ironed.

August 24, 1943 – Tuesday.  Homer and I went to Truro.  I got a hat and we done some other errands.  Homer was not feeling well today.

August 25, 1943 – Wednesday.  A shower last night and not much of a hay day.  Done a good many jobs of cleaning and pressing.

August 26, 1943 – Thursday.  A rainy afternoon.  Homer and Joan Boutlier were married in the Middle Stewiacke church at 3:30 p.m.  A nice wedding.

August 27, 1943 – Friday.  No hay day.  David went back to Halifax after dinner.  Roy and I went to the village and picked blueberries.  Got 2 buckets.

August 28, 1943 – Saturday.  Cloudy.  Put up some blueberries and canned 4 quarts of peas and beans.

August 29, 1943 – Sunday.  Pretty fine.  Alfred not feeling well.  Cecil, Roy and I went to Church and Sunday School.  Took Dan and the buggy.

August 30, 1943 – Monday. A shower in the afternoon.  Cecil went on the cream truck.  He is going into the army.

August 31, 1943 – Tuesday.  Done some canning and cleaned up the house some.

September 1, 1943 – Wednesday.  Finer.  A big storm some places this p.m.  Homer and Joan arrived home about 10:30 p.m.

September 2, 1943 – Thursday.  Fine.  Homer over helping Roy.  Stewart, Aubrey and Kenny here in the afternoon.  Arnold came up in the mail.

September 3, 1943 – Friday.  Fine.  Finished haying at Roy’s.  Joan, the boys and I looking for blueberries at Mosie’s.

September 4, 1943 – Saturday.  Not very fine.  Went to the village.  Took Roy and Arnold down.

September 5, 1943 – Sunday.  Homer not feeling  very well.  Alfred and I took the buggy to Sunday School.

September 6, 1943 – Monday.  Washed and ironed a big washing.  Lois, Vada, Roy  and  Dorothy here to supper. Got the last of the hay in.

September 7, 1943 – Tuesday.  Fine.  Went to Truro.  Roy and Arnold went on the 9:40 train.  They have had a good vacation.  Priscilla went with us.

September 8, 1943 – Wednesday.  Pretty hot.  A little rain and squalls.

September 9, 1943 – Thursday.  Fine.  Quite a wind.  Homer and Joan went down to Norman MacKay’s to pick blueberries.

September 10, 1943 – Friday.  Fine.  Done some canning peas, beets, and blueberries.  Homer over helping Roy shingle the barn.

September 11, 1943 – Saturday.  Fine.  Elmer and Martin here binding the oats.  Nellie and Priscilla here to supper.  Had a letter saying the boys arrived home safe.

September 12, 1943 – Sunday.  We were to church and Sunday School.  Two boys born to Ester and Gordon today.  Weighing 6 pounds, 6 ounces;  and 6 pounds, 9 ounces.

September 13, 1943 – Monday.  Fine.  I came down to Gordon’s last night.  Jim and I done the washing and ironing.

September 14, 1943 – no entry

September 15, 1943 – Wednesday.  Cloudy and rained in the evening.  Homer, Joan, Gordon, Priscilla, Jim and I went to see Ester in the hospital.

September 16, 1943 – no entry

September 17, 1943 – Friday.  Wet.  Priscilla, Jim and I came up to Burnside in the evening.  Gordon brought us up.  Cyrus and family calling in the evening.

September 18, 1943 – Saturday.  Squalls of rain.  Canned some peas and done some baking.

September 19, 1943 – Sunday.  Fine.  Was to Sunday School and church.  We went back to Upper Stewiacke in the evening.  Gordon was in to see Ester.  Very foggy to drive.

September 20, 1943 – September 21, 1943 – no entries

September 22, 1943 – Wednesday.  A fine day.  Gordon , Jim and I went to Truro.  Ester and the two boys got home and we are pretty good.

September 23, 1943 – October 9, 1943 – no entries.

October 10, 1943 – Sunday.  Cold and windy.  Alfred and I to church. and Sunday School.  Joan up this afternoon – feeling better.

October 11, 1943 – Monday.  Fine.  Washed and the clothes dried good.There was 14 degrees of frost this morning.  Put in the magles – not many this year.

October 12, 1943 – November 20, 1943 – no entries

November 21, 1943 – Sunday.  A bad electric storm this morning.  We were to church in Upper Stewiacke.

November 22, 1943 – November 23, 1943 – no entries.

November 24, 1943 – Wednesday.  Dark and drizzly.  Been a wet week.  Came home from Gordon’s in the evening.  Called at David’s.

November 25, 1943 – Thursday.  Finer.  Went down to Cyrus Graham’s to Aid.

November 26, 1943 – Friday.  mild – a fine day.  Was doing some things about the house.  Joan finished cleaning the room.  Homer on the roads.  Got 21 eggs.

November 27, 1943 – December 6, 1943 – no entries.

December 7, 1943 – Tuesday.  More snow.  Homer went  down to cut a wood pile for Bert Hamilton.Elsie came up in the mail.

December 8, 1943 – no entry

December 9, 1943 – Thursday.  Rain in afternoon.  Cut out a dress this afternoon.  Homer came home in the mail.

December 10, 1943 – Friday.  Fine.  Homer, Joan and Elsie  went down to Lower Burnside this morning.  I was writing letters and sewing.

December 11, 1943 – Saturday.  Fine.  Baked bread.  Made 4 pies and doughnuts.  Churned, and dresses 2 chickens.  Joan and Homer came home in time for supper.

December 12, 1943 – Sunday.  Colder today, with a little snow.  No church.  Was writing letters and getting cards ready for the mail.

December 13, 1943 – December 24, 1943 – no entries

December 25, 1943 – Saturday.  Ernie was the only company we had for Christmas.  Had a chicken dinner.  Homer and Joan over to Willie’s in the evening.

December 26, 1943 – Sunday.  Fine.  Homer and Joan and Ernie went to Middle Stewiacke this morning. Walter was in a while in the afternoon.

December 27, 1943 – Monday.  Fine.  Washed and the cothes dried pretty good. Homer got home about dinner time.  We were down to Grant’s and Bert Hamilton’s this evening.

December 28, 1943 – December 29, 1943 – no entries

December 30, 1943 – Thursday.  Cold morning.  Homer went down to meet the cream truck but Joan was not on it.  Cecil came home on Christmas leave.

December 31, 1943 – Friday.  Mart here this morning.  Alfred was cutting up the beef.  Joan came up to the village with the mail.  We went down for her in the afternoon

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