The Journals of Annabelle Johnson 1944

The Journals of
Annabelle Johnson

January 1, 1944 – Saturday.  Fine.  Homer went down in the afternoon to clean the school house.  I was in to see Helen.  Kennie has the chicken-pox.  Grant got 90 pounds of beef from us.January 2, 1944 –Sunday.  Was down to church in the afternoon.

January 3, 1944 – Cecil went back this morning.  I done the washing.

January 4, 1944 – Tuesday.  Fine.  I was down to Mart’s in afternoon making up WMS and Aid reports.  Margaret, June, Vada and baby over here to supper.

January 5, 1944 – Wednesday.  Grand days.   Got the meat and suet cut up for mince meat.

January 6, 1944 – Thursday.  Fine.  Homer and Joan down to the village for the rations.  Got the mincemeat put together today.

January 7, 1944 – Friday.  Fine.  Baked bread and doughnuts.  Had a card party in the evening. Four tables.  David and Elsie went to Halifax.

January 8, 1944 – Saturday.  Fine.  Homer and Joan down skating.  A fellow was badly hurt in Eastville this evening.  He fell from a moving truck to the road.

January 9, 1944 – Sunday.  Fine.  David and Elsie up today.  David thought that Lucy was some stronger.

January 10, 1944 – Monday.  Fine.  Washed,  and in the afternoon, I went down with Roy to a Red Cross meeting at Springside.

January 11, 1944 – Tuesday. Fine.  Baked biscuit and gingerbread,  and was fxing up church books.

January 12, 1944 – Wednesday.  Dark and cloudy.  Was down to Murray’s to Ladies Aid and WMS.   Cyrus had an operation atthe Colchester County  Hospital.  Came through  good.

January 13, 1944 – Thursday.  Cloudy.  Homer got his sleds rigged up this morning and hauled 2 loads of logs.  Alfred out to the woods. Yarded with both horses.

January 14, 1944 – Friday.  Some snow in the morning.  Went down to Springside to Annual Meeting.   Baked bread and a cake.

January 15, 1944 – Saturday.  Fine.  Some colder.  Homer was sledding.  Finished a pair of mittens.  Made cookies and doughnuts.

January 16, 1944 – Sunday.  Cold wind.  Was at church.  Had the Annual Meeting after the church service.  Had $34.14  of a balance.

January 17, 1944 – Monday.  Fine.  Did the washing and Willis Peppard came up and I went down with him for a week or so.

January 18, 1944 – January 22, 1944 – no entries.

January 23, 1944 – Sunday.  Fine.  Willis and I went in to Gordon’s a while in the afternoon.   The babies are growing fine.

January 24, 1944 – Monday.  Snowed this forenoon.  Baked doughnuts and done the work about the house.

January 25, 1944 – Tuesday.   Fine.  Washed and got the clothes dried and ironed.  Willis was yarding logs for E.Gourley.

January 26, 1944 – Wednesday.  Fine.  Cold morning.  Baked bread and 2 pies and swept pu the house.

January 27, 1944 – Thursday.  Snowing.  Got home from Otterbrook.  Came up in the mail. Was in to see Mrs J.W. Deyarmond.

January 28, 1944 – Friday.  Snowy day.  Did not do much. Homer hauling logs.  Card party at Percy MacKay’s this evening.

January 29, 1944 – no entry

January 30, 1944 – Sunday.  Snowed most of the day.  Did not blow any.

January 31, 1944 – Monday.  Pretty fine.  Washed and made pot-head.  Got the pork cut up.

February 1, 1944 – Tuesday.  Cold. Some more snow.  Cecil and I were down to Pembroke.  Called at Geordie’s,  Den’s,  Cyrus’ and David’s.

February 2, 1944 – Wednesday.  Fine.  Put in a mat  today.  Homer was sledding logs.  Cecil out in the afternoon.

February 3, 1944 – Thursday.  Cold and snowy.  Cecil went away this morning.  Roads are bad.  David Graham allowed to go to Truro for Percy.  Did not go.

February 4, 1944 – Friday.  Fine.  Pretty cold.  Homer and Joan went to the village.   Had the two horses and sled.  The roads are pretty good to the church for the car.

February 5, 1944 – Saturday.  Fine.  Cleaned up the house.  Made gingerbread, and I worked at my mat.

February 6, 1944 – Sunday.  Wet day.  Snow settled a lot.  Did not have church.  The roads are soft.

February 7, 1944 – Monday.  A grand day.  Washed and the clothes dried enough to get them ironed.

February 8, 1944 – Tuesday.  Fine.  Done some mending and worked at a mat.

February 9, 1944 – Wednesday.  Cold day.  I was hooking at the mat.  Joan’s birthday.  Did not make a cake.  Did not have good bread today.

February 10, 1944 – Thursday.  Fine.  Not so cold.  Joan went to Middle Stewiacke on the cream truck.  I finished the mat.  Homer sledding in the afternoon.

February 11, 1944 – Friday.  Cold.  Did not do much.  Knit and read some.

February 12, 1944 – Saturday.  A stormy day.  A lot of snow fell.  Martin did not go with the mail.  Baked pies, a bran loaf and made doughnuts.

February 13, 1944 – Sunday.  Fine.  Homer went breaking roads in afternoon.  Got a road open through to Pembroke.  Quite a lot of snow.

February 14, 1944 – Monday.  Fine.  Washed and the clothes dried.  Joan came back on the cream truck.  She brought  Lee  Bates with her.

February 15, 1944 – Tuesday.  A wet day.  Rained and blew all day,  and high at night.   The watering place blew down.

February 16, 1944 – no entry

February 17, 1944 – Thursday.  A cold morning.  Fine.  I went down to Bert Hamilton’s with Homer,  to see Vina.  Had a nice visit.

February 18, 1944 – Friday.  A wet day.  I am working on my Butterfly Quilt.

February 19, 1944 – Saturday.  A cold windy day.   Homer was down to Bert Ogilvie’s today.  Finished the quilt top today.

February 20, 1944 – Sunday.  Cold morning. Went to church in the afternoon.  Not many there.

February 21, 1944 – Monday.  Cleared off about noon and the clothes dried pretty good.

February 22, 1944 – Tuesday.  A nice day.  Homer was sledding logs.

February 23, 1944 – Wednesday.  A big storm.  Wind and snow.  Homer in the woods until about 2 o’clock.

February 24, 1944 – Thursday.  Cloudy.  Homer breaking roads.  A lot of snow.   Alfred was shovelling and clearing away snow most of the day.

February 25, 1944 – Friday.  Fine.  Homer, Joan, Lee and I went down to Arthur Deyarmond’s to Aid – The World Day of Prayer.  I went up to Grant’s from Aid.

February 26, 1944 – Saturday.  A blustery cold day.  Min and I worked at patchwork for the Red Cross.  Alfred came down.  Was at Cy’s to dinner.

February 27, 1944 – Sunday.  Not so windy and cold.  We came home in the afternoon.  Called at David’s.  The roads were badly drifted from Crocketts.

February 28, 1944 – Monday.  Not very fine.  Washed.  Homer was shovelling snow banks in the forenoon – breaking roads in the afternoon.

February 29, 1944 – Tuesday.  A dirty day.  Foggy and thawing.

March 1, 1944 – Wednesday.  Still mild.  Washed out flour bags.   Homer out to the woods in the morning.   A son born to Mr and Mrs William O. Graham.

March 2, 1944 – Thursday.  A high wind and cold.  I was making some patchwork.

March 3, 1944 – Friday.  Still cold.  Homer went to the woods today.  Ernie came up in the afternoon.

March  4, 1944 Saturday.  Still cold and windy, but clear.  Ernie and Homer were hauling and yarding logs.   I baked pies, cake and bran loaf.

March 5, 1944 – Sunday.  Not so cold and windy.  Homer, Joan, Lee and Ernie went to church.

March 6, 1944 – Monday.  A good wash day.  I put a quilt in this afternoon.   Homer took Lee down and he went home with Norman.

March 7, 1944 – March 9, 1944 – no entries

March 10, 1944 – Friday.  Finer  today.  I have been quilting all the week and not much else.  Homer got the last of the fertilizer this morning.

March 11, 1944 – no entry

March 12, 1944 – Sunday.  A nice fine day.  Homer and Joan went down to Cy’s in the afternoon.  Allen and Lena here collecting for the Red Cross.

March 13, 1944 – Monday.  Fine day.  Got the washing done and Joan did the ironing in the afternoon.  I was quilting.

March 14, 1944 – Tuesday.  Fine.  Took my quilt out today.  Went down to Gordon’s in evening.  Gordon came up to Arthur’s.  He got into a hole at Fraser’s and was there for some time.  Pretty cold.

March 15, 1944 – Wednesday.  Still cold.  Helping around.  Leon weighs 20 pounds at 6 months,  and Lynn, 19.  They have changed a lot in about 2 months.

March 16, 1944 – Thursday.  Fine.  Ester down to the store in the morning.  I done some sewing and looked after the babies.   They are good babies.

March 17, 1944 – Friday.  Wet day.  Gordon did not go to the woods.   He and Ester went to a dance at Middle Stewiacke in the evening.

March 18, 1944 – Saturday.  A nice day.  Pretty soft.  Done some extra washing.

March 19, 1944 – Sunday.  Cold and windy.  I went to church in the hall.  Gordon took Put Fulton’s family in to Truro to see Doctor Reid.

March 20, 1944 – Monday.  Cold morning.  Alfred, Homer and Joan came down and I came home with them.  The roads were good.  Did not put chains on till we got to Crockett’s.

March 21, 1944 – Tuesday.  Fine.  Got the washing and some ironing done.  Homer and Joan were down to a meeting on School affairs in Upper Stewiacke last night.  Went with Martin.

March 22, 1944 – Wednesday.  Fine.  Alfred and I were down to Allen’s to Aid.  We quilted a quilt for the Red Cross.

March 23, 1944 – March 24, 1944 – no entries.

March 25, 1944 – Saturday.  Washed up the floor and done some cooking.

March 26, 1944 – Sunday.  No church in Burnside.

March 27, 1944 – Monday.  Fine.  Homer, Joan and I went to Truro.  Picked Cy up on the way.  Went to the show – Jane Eyre.

March 28, 1944 – Tuesday.  Washed and the clothes dried.  Blew pretty bad.

March 29, 1944 – Wednesday.  Colored some bags for lining a Red Cross quilt.

March 30, 1944 – Thursday.  Was sewing.  I got a quilt top ready for a quilt. Homer went down to Allen’s for the pig.

March 31, 1944 – Friday.  A wet day.  Baked some cookies and doughnuts.

April 1, 1944 – Saturday. Colder.  I have some cold.  Had two letters from Eddie.  One written March 21, and one on March 23rd.  He is well and still in England.

April 2, 1944 – Sunday.  Fine.  Homer and Joan to church and down to Allen’s to supper.

April 3, 1944 – Monday.  Fine.  Washed and got the ironing done.  I made a cake and got a box ready to send David for Easter.

April 4, 1944 –  Tuesday.  Fine.  Baked brown bread and rolls.  Preparing to have Aid.  Card party at Murray Graham’s.

April 5, 1944 – Wednesday.  Fine.  Grant and Min came up for dinner.  Aid in the afternoon,  and done a quilt.  18 here to supper.  6 horses and buggy’s.

April 6, 1944 –  Thursday.  Fine day.  The sap is running.  Put a quilt in – a new cover on an old one.  Homer getting out fence posts.

April 7, 1944 – Good Friday.  A cold wind tonight.  Took my quilt out and got it partly bound.   Homer put a new floor in the Horse Stable.

April 8, 1944 – Saturday.  Cold morning.  Homer and Joan went to the village.  Jim and Priscilla came up with them for the week-end.

April 9, 1944 – no entry

April 10, 1944 – Monday.  A foggy and wet day.  Virginia came up on the cream truck.  Did not put the clothes out.  Too wet.

April 11, 1944 – Tuesday.  Finer.

April 12, 1944 – Wednesday.  Snow squalls in the afternoon. Alfred and I went down to David’s.  Priscilla and Jim went home.  Gordon came up for them to David’s.

April 13, 1944 – Thursday.  Not very fine.  Sawing wood at David’s.  Had the men to dinner.   Went up to Grant’s to stay all night.  Called at Murray’s.

April 14, 1944 – Friday.  Fine.  A cold wind.   Canned meat for David.  Made a custard and baked a gingerbread.  Came home after super.  Have a sick cow.

April 15, 1944 – no entry

April 16, 1944 – Sunday.  Rained hard in the forenoon.  Cleared some by noon.  Alfred and I went to church.

April 17, 1944 – Monday.  Fine.  Washed.

April 18, 1944 – April 19, 1944 – no entry

April 20, 1944 – Thursday.  Fine.  Homer went down to meet the Cream Truck.  Mr and Mrs Boutlier came up.

April 21, 1944 – Friday.  Fine.  Baked bread and rolls.  Homer and Alfred were fencing.  Homer, Joan, Mr and Mrs Boutlier went to a play at Springside.

April 22, 1944 – Saturday.  Fine.  We all went fishing in the afternoon, but Alfred did not get any trout.   Ernie came up tonight. He has a sore hand.

April 23, 1944 – Sunday.  Fine.  Gordon, Ester, and the family came up and stayed to dinner and supper.  Homer and Joan took Mr and Mrs Boutlier home this p.m.

April 24, 1944 – Monday.  A dandy day.   Washed and ironed a big washing.   Homer was dragging the hill in the afternoon.

April 25, 1944 – Tuesday.  Snowing this morning.  I was mending and doing odd jobs.

April 26, 1944 –  no entry

April 27, 1944 – Thursday.  Fine.  Pretty cold.  Homer, Joan and I were to Truro.  Bought the garden seeds.  Mrs Frank MacKay passed away last evening.

April 28, 1944 – Aperil 29, 1944 – no entries

April 30, 1944 – Sunday.  Fine . We were to church at Springside.  At Grant’s to dinner.  Mac, Mary and Eleanor there.

May 1, 1944 – Monday.  Fine.  Washed and got the most of the clothes dried.   Baked bread.

May 2, 1944 – Tuesday.  Fine. Alfred and Homer worked at the pig pen.  Homer went to the auction at Norman  Hamilton’s.  Got a manure spreader.  Henry went home.

May 3, 1944 – no entry

May 4, 1944 – Thursday.  Fine.  Cleaned the hall.

May 5, 1944 – Friday.  Fine and warm.  Homer went to the Blacksmith Shop and got the horses shod.  Min came up with him.  Alfred’s birthday.  Cleaned the pantry.

May 6, 1944 – Saturday.  Fine.  Baked brown bread and rolls.   Cleaned my bedroom.  D.F. Creelman here for the 6th Victory Loan.  Homer down to the village.

May 7, 1944 – Sunday.  Fine.  Sunday School opened today for the summer.  Mr Ross up for preaching.  Got some mayflowers on the way home.

May 8, 1944 – Monfday.  Squalls of rain and wind. Washed and put the clothes out.  Was over to D.F. Creelman’s in the morning.  I called to see Henry Johnson.  Gordon brought the manure spreader up.

May 9, 1944 – Tuesday.  Warm day.  I cleaned the big cupboard and done some at the room. Homer was harrowing.

May 10, 1944 – Wednesday.  Fine and warm.  Homer spreading manure.  I finished cleaning the room, and got the curtains washed and put up.

May 11, 1944 – Wednesday.  Fine.  Went to the village for a few days.  Jim’s birthday.

May 12, 1944 – Friday.  Ester was down to the store in the morning.  Alfred and I down to see the play in the evening.

May 13, 1944 – Saturday.  A nice dau.  Put in some garden stuff and set out strawberry plants.   Gordon and Ester went fishing after supper.

May 14, 1944 – Sunday.  A shower in the night.  Gordon, Ester and children came up and brought us home.  We were to Sunday School and church.  Mothers Day.

May 15, 1944 – Monday.  Fine.  Washed and ironed.  Homer went to the village for seed oats and grass seed.  Planted the peas.

May 16, 1944 – Tuesday.  Fine.  Washed bed clothes.  A good wind to blow them.  Washed the kitchen curtains and cleaned the windows.  The Rawleigh Man here today.

May 17, 1944 – Wednesday.  Pretty hot.  Baked bread and rolls.  Homer sowed the oats.  I churned and cleaned up the yard and the car.

May 18, 1944 – Thursday.  Rained some today.   Baked scotch cakes and ginger snaps.

May 19, 1944 – Friday.  A cold windy day.  A hard frost last night.  We went to the village.  Homer and I was to the Red Cross Blood Clinic.  Got along good.

May 20, 1944 – Saturday.  A cold wind.  Planted the garden, washed the floor, and done some baking.

May 21, 1944 – Sunday.  Still cold and windy.  Was to Sunday School and church.  Mr and Mrs Ross and Mr MacManus here to supper.

May 22, 1944 – Monday.  Fine.  Washed and done the ironing.

May 23, 1944 – Tuesday.  Fine.  Cleaned the separator room.  Homer harrowing and picking stones.

May 24, 1944 – Baked bread and cleaned the entry.   Planting potatoes.  Got most of them in.

May 25, 1944 – Thursday.  Fine.  Went down in the mail with Martin to David’s.  Aid at Min’s in the afternoon.  Stayed all night at David’s.

May 26, 1944 – Friday.  Fine,  A windy day.  Washed.  Done some ironing and mending.  Went to a V.O.N. Meeting at Springside in the evening.

May 27, 1944 – Saturday.  A warm day.  Roy and Willie over a few minutes.   Made doughnuts, pies and a bran loaf.   Down to the village in the evening.

May 28, 1944 – Sunday.  A light shower this morning.   Was to Sunday School and church.  Had a telephone call saying Alonzo MacCallum died last night.

May 29, 1944 – Monday.  Fine.  Got washing and ironing done.  Went to a School meeting in the evening.

May 30, 1944 – Tuesday.  Fine.  Went to Truro to Alonzo MacCallum’s funeral.  Got the chickens, and Alfred and I went up to J.W. Johnson’s for the night.

May 31, 1944 – Wednesday.  Fine.  Came to Truro with Alden Johnson this morning.   Was at Charlie Blaikie’s.  Alfred went to the Doctor and had a lump removed.   At Mrs MacDonald’s all night.

June 1, 1944 – Thursday.  A shower this morning.  We came out from Truro with Henry Peterson. Got up from the village with Martin.

June 2, 1944 – Friday.  Fine.  Got some sweeping and dusting done.  Went to Springside and helped quilt.  Carrie and Bertha [Hutchinson] came over tonight.

June 3, 1944 – Saturday.  Rained in the afternoon and got cold.   Baked doughnuts and talked with the girls.  Also made some brown bread.

June 4, 1944 – Sunday.  A cold wind.  We were to Springside to a Memorial Service for Elmont [Prest] and Gordon Graham who gave their lives for their country.

June 5, 1944 – Monday.  Fine.  Got the washing and some ironing done. We took Carrie and Bertha over to Musquodoboit in the afternoon.

June 6, 1944 – Tuesday.  Fine.

June 7, 1944 – Wednesday.  A nice rain.  Washed some bags and baked bread.

June 8, 1944 – Thursday.  Cleared off nice.   Did not do much but work about the house.  Alfred had a bad day with his hip.

June 9, 1944 – Friday.  Fine.  Homer and Joan went to Truro.   Joan stayed for a visit in Middle Stewiacke.  Alfred a little easier.  Kept heat to him all day.

June 10, 1944 – Saturday.  Fine.  Did not get much done but the work, and taking care of chickens and Alfred.

June 11, 1944 – Sunday.  Fine.  Alfred feeling better.  Martin up this morning.  Elwood and party, George and Lena and Walter up this afternoon.

June 12, 1944 – Monday.  Fine.  Done the washing and washed up the floors.  Homer took 2 heifers to Berry Hill in the evening.

June 13, 1944 – Tuesday.  A wet day.  I done the ironing.  Alfred up some today.

June 14, 1944 – Wednesday.  Windy and cold.  Homer and I were down to Grant’s and David’s in the morning.

June 15, 1944 –  Thursday.  A frost last night.  Put the chickens out in the chicken pen.  Homer was hoeing.

June 16, 1944 – Friday.  Wet day.  Some thunder.  The Watkins man and Willie here in the afternoon.  Joan came home on the cream truck.

June 17, 1944 – no entry

June 18, 1944 – Sunday.  Wet in the afternoon.  Did not have Sunday School.

June 19, 1944 – Monday.  Fine.  Done the washing and got the clothes ironed.

June 20, 1944 – Tuesday.  A wet day.  Homer and Joan went to a dance at Middle Stewiacke.  I was down and stayed for Gordon and Ester to go.   Cleaned the kitchen.

June 21, 1944 – Wednesday.  A big rain n the afternoon.  Got the bridge at Martin’s torn out.

June 22, 1944 – Thursday.  The brooks are full of water.  Had a letter form Cecil dated June 1st.  He is in hospital in England with a sore knee.

June 23, 1944 – Friday.  Cloudy.  Working at the bridge.  Picked berries in the afternoon.  G.F. Graham here to dinner.  Put one coat of paint on the kitchen floor.

June 24, 1944 – Saturday.  Cloudy.  Picked more than a quart of wild strawberries, and put up two and a half quarts of strawberries and rhubarb.

June 25, 1944 – Sunday.  A wet day.  Went to Springside to hear Mr Ross’ farewell sermon. Did not have Sunday School.

June 26, 1944 – Monday.  Dark and foggy.  Got the washing done.  Did not dry very good.  Bev and Cyrus here today.  School meeting tonight.

June 27, 1944 – June 28, 1944 – no entries.

June 29, 1944 – Thursday.  David got word from Halifax that Lucy was dangerously ill.

June 30, 1944 – no entry

July 1, 1944 – Roy and Arnold came to W.D. Kennedy’s this evening.  Mrs Kennedy went in to meet them.

July 2, 1944 – no entry

July 3, 1944 – Roy came up today.  Homer was to the village.

July 4, 1944 – no entry

July 5, 1944 – Wednesday.  Fine.  Got word tonight that Lucy passed away about 8:30.  I went down and stayed all night.

July 6, 1944 – Homer and David went to Halifax this morning.  Elsie came home with them.  Amanda came over too.

July 7, 1944 – Friday.  Fine.  Lucy’s funeral this afternoon at the church.  A large funeral.

July 8, 1944 – July 19, 1944 – no entries

July 20, 1944 – Thursday.  Down to David’s this morning.  Homer and I went to Truro to meet Byron and Ina.  Got home about 11 p.m.

July 21, 1944 – Friday.  Dark day.

July 22, 1944 – no entry.

July 23, 1944 – Sunday.  Fine.  We were all to church, and the family were here to supper.  Byron went back to the village.

July 24, 1944 – Monday.  Fine.  Washed and got the clothes dried.  Haying these days.  Arnold went to the village and Roy came up tonight.

July 25, 1944 – July 26, 1944 – no entries.

July 27, 1944 – Thursday.  Fine.  I kept house for Ester, and she went to Truro with Byron and Ina.  Went to Musquodoboit for Jack and Mary in the evening.

July 28, 1944 – Friday.  Rained.  We were calling in the afternoon.  Grant’s, David’s, and Mart’s.  Dance in Eastville School House.  I kept the babies.

July 29, 1944 – Dark day.  Done some baking.  Homer and Joan went to Truro.  Byron and Jack also took a trip.  A.D. Johnson’s funeral.

July 30, 1944 – Sunday.  Wet day.  We were at church and Sunday School.  Had company for supper.  22 counting the babies.

July 31, 1944 – Monday.  Dark day.  Visited around with Byron, Jack and Mary Ingraham. They went to the village after supper.

August 1, 1944 – Tuesday.  Cleared in the afternoon.  Washed,  and washed the floors.  Picked peas for canning.  Byron on his way  home today.

August 2, 1944 – no entry

August 3, 1944 – Friday.  Finished haying here today.  Homer was nt very well today.

August 4, 1944 – Saturday.  A grsnd hay day.  Was down to david’s.  They got a lot of hay in.  His neighbours was helping him.   Picked a few raspberries.

August 5, 1944 – Sunday.  Pretty hot.  I stayed all night and went over to Sunday School with Alice and children.  David went to Halifax.

August 6, 1944 – Haying weather.  Was picking berries and canning peas this week.

August 7, 1944 – August 10, 1944 – no entries

August 11, 1944 – Friday.  Cloudy.  Was down to the Blood Clinic.  Gave a second donation today.

August 12– Saturday.  Hot day.

August 13, 1944 – Sunday.  Hot day.  We were to church and Sunday School.

August 14, 1944 – Monday.  Fine.  Washed and ironed today, and washed 14 bags.  Homer and Roy finished haying.  Joan went home on the cream truck.

August 15, 1944 – Tuesday.  Hot and dry.  Put up some blueberries and baked bread.  Was down to see Elsie in the evening.  She got home yesterday.

August 16, 1944 – Wednesday.  Hot day.  Canned 12 quarts of beans.  Ironed the bags we washed Monday, and done some other washing.  Baked cookies.

August 17, 1944 – Thursday.  Hot day.  Went to Truro.  Was in to see Jack Crockett.  He is a lot better he said.   Joan came home.  Ina was with us.

August 18, 1944 – Friday.  Cloudy and warm.  Washed up the floor this morning.  Got two or three ripe tomatoes this afternoon.

August 19, 1944 – August 25, 1944 – no entries.

August 26, 1944 – Saturday.  Not very fine.  Alfred and I down to Grant’s and David’s.

August 27, 1944 – Sunday.  Fine.  Gordon and Ester and family here today.  Took some pictures.  Homer and I to Springside to the dedication of the lights. Mary, Jack and Ina came up with us tonight.

August 28, 1944 – Monday.  Fine.  Done the washing and in the afternoon we took a walk out to Jim Tom’s.  Picked enough blueberries for supper.

August 29, 1944 – Tuesday.  Raining.  In the afternoon, Homer took mary, Jack and Ina down to the village.  They went to Middle Stewiacke for supper.

August 30, 1944 – Wednesday.  Killed 10 hens this morning.    Homer and Alfred went down to the school house to work at the new chimney.   Priscilla here this week.

August 31, 1944 – Thursday.  Took our fowl to the village this morning.   I stayed ast Ester’s and kept the babies for them to go to the dance.

Septemvber 1, 1944 – Friday.  Fine.  Ester went to the store in the afternoon.   I was at W.D. Kennedy’s for supper. Mr and Mrs Cecil Kent,  Mr and Mrs Jack Ingraham there too.

September 2, 1944 – Saturday.  Some rain in the morning.  Was at Ester’s today.

September 3, 1944 –Sunday.  A thunder storm some places.  Went to the Flower Service and Special Day of Prsayer at Springside. I came home from church.

September 4, 1944 – Monday.  Fine.  Done the washing.  Baked rolls anf ginger snaps.  Took Roy down to the village in the evening.  Called at Gordon’s.

September 5, 1944 – Tuesday.  Fine.  Joan done a washing and we got the clothes all ironed.  Put up some beets.  Was down to Gordon’s for a basket of peaches.  Ina and the boys left for home this morning.

September 6, 1944 – Wednesday.  Some showers and dark.  Put up beets, and canned peaches.  Made mustard pickles.

September 7, 1944 – Thursday.  Pretty fine.  Put in a load of mowed oats. I was making chow and cucumber pickles.  Baked bread.

September 8, 1944 – Friday.  Fine.  Done some cleaning.   Homer fixed the kitchen chimney.  The Rawleigh man here today.

September 9, 1944 – September 11, 1944 – no entries

September 12, 1944 – Tuesday.  Fine.  We were to Truro, and was at the Exhibition.   I went up and stayed with Elsie all night.

September 13, 1944 – Wednesday.  Fine.  Came home on the cream truck.  Aid at Mrs George Deyarmond’s.  Stayed at David’s.  Was there all night alone.  A wet night.

September 14, 1944 – Thursday.  Elsie and David got home about 9:30 safe and sound.  Made mustard pickles and chow.

September 15, 1944 – Friday.  A big wind.  Alfred came down in the morning.  David went to Truro with a load of wood.  Baked bread and rolls.

September 16, 1944 – Saturday.  Put up 5-6 quart baskest of plums for  David,  and some pears.  Came home and put up 2 baskets.

September 17, 1944 – Sunday.  Was to Sunday  School.  Alfred had a very sore throat so did not go.  Was in to Bill’s and Ervin’s.

September 18, 1944 – Monday.  Got the washing and ironing done.

September 19, 1944 – September 20, 1944 – no entries.

September 21, 1944 – Thursday.  Dark.  Rain about noon. Homer and Alfred put up a fence for the cows in the field.  Were down to the village in afternoon.

September 22, 1944 – Friday.  Done some sewing and knitting.    Down to Grant’s and David’s in the evening.  A dance in the Pembroke school house.

September 23, 1944 – Saturday.  Cold wind.  Canned tomatoes and beets.   Baked ginger snaps and squash pies.   Homer finished spreading manure.

September 24, 1944 – Sunday.  Fine.  Down to Sunday School and church.    Blair Fulton killed in action.  Got word today.

September 25, 1944 – September 27, 1944 – no entries.

September 28, 1944 – Thursday.  Homer and Joan went to Brookfield to meet Mr and Mrs Webster and Mr and Mrs Boutlier came up for the week.

September 29, 1944 – September 30, 1944 – no entries.

October 1, 1944 – Sunday.  Fine.  Went to church and Sunday School.

October 2, 1944 – Monday.  Some showers.  Went to Truro.  Mr and Mrs Webster, Mr and Mrs Boutlier went to Middle Stewiacke.

October 3, 1944 – no entry.

October 4, 1944 – Wednesday.  We killed 8 chickens and 2 pigs.

October 5, 1944 – Thursday.  Down to the village.  Took the pigs and chickens down.

October 6, 1944 – Friday.  Fine day.  Getting ready to go away.  Mr and Mrs Parker here to supper.

October 7, 1944 – Saturday.  Left home early and got the train in Truro at 9:10.   When we got to Vanceboro,  the Immigration officers detained us there.

October 8, 1944 – Sunday.  A long wet day.  Managed to sleep a little.

October 9, 1944 – Monday.  Laid around the room at Vanceboro and answered a lot of questions. We are debarred from the USA.

October 10, 1944 – Tuesday.  Cleared off fine today.  We got to St John about 6 o’clock.  Got our papers fixed up and took the train about 8:30 for Boston.

October 11, 1944 – Wednesday.  Fine.  Got in to Boston about 9 a.m.   Ina and Mrs Tyrell met us in Boston.   Ted and Hilda here in the evening.

October 12, 1944 – Thursday.  Fine.  Bydie, the boys and Alfred sawed wood in the afternoon.   Arnold cut his thumb with the axe.

October 13, 1944 – Friday.  Bydie took Alfred down to see the Doctor and he gave him a treatment. Seymour, Mary and Jack called.  Arnold’s birthday.

October 14, 1944 – Saturday.  Fine.  We were to Framingham to the show in the evening.

October 15, 1944 – Sunday.  Rested all day.  Ollie here to supper.   Seymour and Mildred in the evening.  Bydie and Seymour went to Lodge.

October 16, 1944 – October 17, 1944 – no entries.

October 18, 1944 – Wednesday.  Ina down to Brighton.

October 19, 1944 – Thursday.  Fine.  Quite cold.  Over to Concord to supper with Jack and Mary.

October 20, 1944 – Friday.  Was down to Ted’s to supper and spent the evening.

October 21, 1944 – Saturday.  A very wet day.  Was to a show in the evening.

October 22, 1944 – Sunday.  Fine.  Down to church at Saxonville in the morning.  Alfred and I went for a walk.

October 23, 1944 – Monday.  A nice day.  Alfred and Bydie sawing wood this afternoon.  Down to natick in afternoon.

October 24, 1944 – Thursday.  Fine.  Washed and ironed.  Down to see Mr and Mrs A.A. Brickett in the evening.  Had a nice visit.

October 25, 1944 – Wednesday.  Some rain.  Doing the cooking today.  Ina was at hospital working.

October 26, 1944 – Thursday.  Fine.  Was over to the Twin Maple Farm Dairy watching milk being bottled.  Was to a party at the Parsonage.

October 27, 1944 – Friday.  Went to Saxonville.  Called to see John MacKay and Miss Christie.  Had a nice visit with them.

October 28, 1944 – Saturday.  Was shopping at Maynard.  Stayed at Jack’s all night.

October 29, 1944 – Sunday.  High wind and cold.  Went for a walk around the lake.  Ned and Mary and Mrs Graham over in the evening.

October 30, 1944 – Monday.  Still cold.  Called to see Mr and Mrs Guy Gahan.  Came back and Alfred had a treatment.  We called at Alfred Graham’s.

October 31, 1944 – November 4, 1944 – no entries

November 5, 1944 – Sunday.  Fine  Went to church in the morning and over to Westboro to call on the Fraser family.

November 6, 1944 – Monday. Wet day.  Alfred and Bydie fixed the cellar floor.   The men to Natick in the evening.  Called to see Rod.

November 7, 1944 – Tuesday.  Fine.  Washed in the morning.  Over to Framingham and had my corn removed.

November 8, 1944 – Wednesday.  Fine.  The day after Election.  F.D. Roosevelt for President  for the next four years.  Ted, Hilda and children, and Min here to supper.  Roy cut his thumb.

November 9, 1944 – Thursday.  Fine.  Went to Brookline with Hazel and Min, then to Women’s Society in the evening.

November 10, 1944 – Friday.  Wet day.  Ina working this morning.  Went to Maynard.  Had a check-up at Doctor Hooper.  At Jack’s for a while.

November 11, 1944 – November 12, 1944 – no entries

November 13, 1944 – Sunday.  Fine . Went to church in the morning.  Over to Ted’s in the afternoon, and we went to Easthampton with Allie and Perley.

November 14, 1944 – Monday.  Fine.  Done a lot of talking and visiting.  Jennie went to take a lecture a the Mental Hospital.

November 15, 1944 – Tuesday.  Fine.  Jennie washed today and I poked around.  Have quite a bad cold.

November 16, 1944 – Dull day.  Went over to Perley’s and spent the day.  My cold was some better.  Went to see Chester and Bertha in the evening.

November 17, 1944 – Thursday.  A stormy day.  Snowed in the afternoon and evening.  Was to Mrs Nellie Graham’s and spent the evening.

November 18, 1944 – Friday.  Finer.  A cold wind.  Jennie and I went shopping in North Hampton in the afternoon.  Jennie got me a foundation garment.

November 19, 1944 – Saturday.  Cloudy.  Chester came for us and we went to Hatfield.  Had supper at Perley’s and spent the evening.

November 20, 1944 – Sunday.  A nice day.  Went to church in Easthampton.  Mrs Blake from Turkey spoke.  Byron , Ina and David came for us and we came back to Saxonville.

November 21, 1944 – no entry

November 22, 1944 – Fine.  Done the washing.  David, Byron and Alfred cut wood in the morning.  Called on Christena.  David came on a furlough.

November 23, 1944 – Thursday.  Thanksgiving day.   Jack and Mary here for turkey dinner.  Roy, Arnold, Alfred and I went over to Concord.   Took a drive to the dam.

November 24, 1944 – Friday.  Snowed most of the day.  Alfred and I over to visit Guy and Effie.  Had a nice visit.

November 25, 1944 – Saturday.  Cloudy.  The ground white with snow.  Byron, Ina and David over to supper.  Went to Maynard to see Doctor Hopper.

November 26, 1944 – Sunday.  A very nice day.   Alfred and I went to North Hampton with Ollie, Seymour and Mildred to John Willie Graham’s funeral.

November 27, 1944 – Monday.  A wet day.  Over  to Framingham in the afternoon and to Christena’s for supper.

November 28, 1944 – Tuesday.  Ted and Hilda here in the evening.

November 29, 1944 – Wednesday.  David went to Framingham in the morning.  Over to the Doctor in the  evening.  Called at Rod’s.  David in to Boston in the afternoon.

November 30, 1944 – Thursday.  A big rain.  No school.  Jack and Mary here to supper.  Cooked the big turkey.

December 1, 1944 – Friday.  Cleared off today.  David went to Easthampton.  We were over to Alfred’s to supper tonight.

December 2, 1944 – Saturday.  Cold and windy.  Done some sewing.  Mr and Mrs Brickett called in the afternoon. Went to a show in the evening – “On a Wing and a Prayer”

December 3, 1944 – Sunday.  Cold morning.  Fine.  Went to church in Saxonville in the morning.  Called to see the  Dames,  and to church service in Framingham.

December 4, 1944 – Monday.  Fine.  Byron, Ina, David, Alfred and I went to Boston for the day.  Came home, had supper and went to a show.

December 5, 1944 – Tuesday.  Fine.  David and Ina took us in to Auburndale, and Bessie drove us to Waltham. Took the train to natick.  At Ted’s to supper, and run out of gas before we got home.

December 6, 1944 – Wednesday.  Fine.  over to Framingham in the afternoon.  Called to see the  Dames.Rod and Belle called in the evening.

December 7, 1944 – Thursday.  Fine.  Getting ready to go home.  Packed the trunk and left Boston at 9:30 p.m.  Ted came in with us, so a crowd to see us off.

December 8, 1944 – Friday.  Fine.  On train all day.   Had a talk to a soilder going to St John.   Got to Truro at 8:30, Gordon met us.  Had to wait till the trunk came at 10:30.  1a.m. getting home.

December 9, 1944 – Saturday.  Wet.  Homer took Margaret and June down this morning.   Alfred down to Mart’s and to see Min.  Baked pies and bran loaf.

December 10, 1944 – Sunday.  Fine in the morning.  Snow squall in afternoon.   The Miller family up to dinner.  Writing cards and letters in afternoon.

December 11, 1944 – December 16, 1944 – no entries.

December 17, 1944 – Sunday.  Fine.  Down to church and done some collecting for the Bible Society.  David and Elsie here to supper.

December 18, 1944 – Monday.  Fine.  Alfred went to the Blacksmith Shop this morning.  Homer and Roy put in a spout at the gate.  Got the washing done.

December 19, 1944 – Tuesday.  Cold day.  Killed the pig.  Roy over and helped them.

December 20, 1944 – Wednesday.  Snowed some today.  Alfred cut up the pork.  I cleaned the room.  Washed and ironed the curtains.   Homer got the car side-swiped today.  Had to put it in the garage.

December 21, 1944 – Thursday.  Fine.  Was cleaning at the kitchen.  Went to the village with Roy and Vada.

December 22, 1944 – Friday.  Finished cleaning the kitchen.  Made pickle for the meat.

December 23, 1944 – Saturday.  Fine.  Baked pies, bread and cookies.  Alfred and Homer finished gathering up logs out the road.

December 24, 1944 – Sunday.  Fine.  Some snow in the morning.  Alfred and I went down to David’s to dinner.

December 25, 1944 – Monday.  Fine.  Miller family, David and Elsie here to dinner.  Cooked 2 chickens.  Homer and Joan went down with Gordon and Ester this p.m.

December 26, 1944 – Tuesday.  Sloppy wet day.  Colder by night.   Done a good many chores about the place.  Murray Dickie up and got 150 pounds of pork.

December 27, 1944 – Wednesday.  Fine.  Pretty cold and windy.  Washed, and the clothes dried.  Got some of them ironed.  Homer and Joan went in to Truro this afternoon.

December 28, 1944 – Thursday.  Stormy day.  Blew from most of the points of the compass.  Homer got home in the mail.  The truck came up in the afternoon.

December 29, 1944 – Friday.  Cold and windy.  Homer went out to cut a road for logging.  The tractor came up with the bulldozer over the road tonight.

December 30, 1944 – Saturday.  Fine.  Baked biscuits and a raisin loaf.  Alfred and Homer were getting a start a logging. Mr Parker is sick.  Will not be any service tomorrow. Homer went to Upper Stewiacke.

December 31, 1944 – Sunday.  Fine.  Alfred and I down to call on the neighbours.  Emma macKay not well.  Lena was there.  The last day of the year, and the last space in this book – 5 years.

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