The Journals of Annabelle Johnson 1955

The Journals of
Annabelle Johnson

Twenty-one years ago I began writing diary, and have written ever since, till a year and a half ago.  But have decided to begin another one this year.
January 1, 1955 – Saturday. – Quite a nice day.  Nancy, Sandy and Heather were out playing.  Have been in the houes – bad weather and whooping cough.

January 2, 1955 – Sunday.  Another nice day.  Elsie, Bill and their six children here to supper.  A son was born to Mr and Mrs Archie Cox, Newton Mills, yesterday.  First  [of the year] at Colchester Hospital.

January 3, 1955 – Monday.  Not very bright.  But a good wash day.  Nancy and Sandy back to school this morning.  I did some patchwork.  Homer butchered a beef.  To a church community meeting in the evening.

January 4, 1955 – Tuesday.  Colder tonight.  Had a snow flurry or two.  Was sewing some patchwork.  Homer cut up half the beef.   Blaikie’s truck up for a load of logs.

January 5, 1955 – Wednesday.  Quite a snowy day.  Not a very bad storm.  Wind and snow.  I was sewing at patchwork.  Got 14 eggs.

January 6, 1955 – Thursday.  The trees loaded with ice this morning.  Thawed all day.  Homer down to the Co-op.  Down to the Official Board meeting in Upper Stewiacke in the evening.  Eggs, 35 cents per dozen.

January 7, 1955 – Friday.  Foggy and some rain.  Homer, Joan and Heather went to Truro.  Went to WMS at the church.  Nancy and Sandy had supper with us.

January 8, 1955 – Saturday.  Drizzle and the trees covered with ice.  Snow by night.  Baked bread, made a pie, also pickle for meat.  The Watkins man here this afternoon.

January 9, 1955 – Sunday.  Thawing.  Ice off the trees.  Homer and I went to the annual Congregational meeting and church.    One year today since Homer had his leg broken in the woods alone.

January 10, 1955 – Monday.  Dirty day.  Some soft snow fell.    I finished up the quilt top I had been making and made a small apron this evening.

January 11, 1955 – Tuesday.  Finer.  Joan got her washing dried.  I canned 5 cans of beef.  Made a dish of soup.  Finished a pair of mittens.

January 12, 1955 – Wednesday.  Colder this p.m.  Made doughnuts and did some sewing.

January 13, 1955 – Thursday.  Not storming.  Cloudy.  Sewed some.   Joan and Homer to Institute at Murray Graham’s in the evening.

January 14, 1955 – Friday.  Wind high tonight.  Not much snow yet.  Ester and Gordon came up to dinner.  Could not get all the way up the hill.

January 15, 1955 – Saturday.  A stormy day.  Trees and everything covered with ice this morning.  Made mincemeat and cleaned up the house.  Lester Johnson collecting telephone bills.

January 16, 1955 – Sunday.  Another snowy day.  Not much snow.  A car went up Riversdale Road this afternoon.  A quiet day.  Had the radio on a while.

January 17, 1955 – Monday.  Snow and cloudy.  The snow plow came up this morning.  The snow had drifted.  The children did not get to school.    Cream truck went through Riversdale.

January 18, 1955 – Tuesday.  Another stormy day.  Snow.  By night almost rain.  Homer and I went to the village.  Was at Gordon’s to dinner.  Eggs, 30 cents a dozen.

January 19, 1955 – Wednesday.  Snow today.  I out in a crib quilt today and got some done.

January 20, 1955 – Thursday.  Cloudy and some soft snow.   Homer, Joan and Heather went to Middle Stewiacke.   I washed and hung part of the clothes in the house.

January 21, 1955 – Friday.  Cleared off some by night.   Dried the rest of the clothes and ironed them.  Also finished the quilt.   Joan and Homer away this p.m.

January 22, 1955 – Saturday.  Fine.  baked bread, a pie and cake.   The girls of the neighbourhood over for a coasting party in Nancy’s honor, for her birthday.

January 23, 1955 – Sunday.  A fine day.  Homer, Nancy , Alfred and I went tochurch.  Min is not very well.  The Doctor  was to see her last night.

January 24, 1955 – Monday.  Colder, and looks finer.  A few snow squalls.  Nancy’s 10th birthday.   I made a pot of soup and chored around and read.

January 25, 1955 – Tuesday.  A fine day.  Alfred and I were at Grant’s today.  Min is better again.  Homer came for us in the evening.

January 26, 1955 – Wednesday.  Fine.  I baked 2 squash pies and a mince.  Got 24 eggs from our 26 hens.

January 27, 1955 – Thursday.  A windy and snowy night.  Homer, Joan and Heather down to the village in the morning.  A card party at the school house.  Homer turned back.

January 28, 1955 – Friday.  A very cold night.   Joan and Homer went to a concert in Brookfield this evening.  I was getting material ready for a mat.

January 29, 1955 – Saturday.  Cold night.  Baked rolls and a loaf of bread.  Got 10 birthday cards and 2 letters.    26 hens laid 13 dozen eggs this week.

January 30, 1955 – Sunday.  Cold.  5 below zero in a.m.  Homer and family out to Willie Krauch’s.   Elwood and Peg took Min in to Truro to Mary Carter’s.

January 31, 1955 – Monday.  A blustery day and cold.  Baked a cake and biscuits and made souflee.  The family had supper with us.  Snow plow came through the evening.

February 1, 1955 – Tuesday.  Cold day.  Fine.  Was reading a book.  The children got to school today.

February 2, 1955 – Wednesday.  36 below zero this morning and cold all day.  Sun shining.  Homer went to the village this morning.

February 3, 1955 – Thursday.  Cold.  Homer went to Truro for a part for the truck.  Called to see Min.  She is better.  Had a slight stroke yesterday morning.

February 4, 1955 – Friday.  Snow flurries and wind.  Baked bread and made doughnuts.

February 5, 1955 – Saturday.  A cold morning.  Snow flurries.  We were plowed out this afternoon for the 4th time.   Cleaned up the house.  Washed and waxed the floor.

February 6, 1955 – Sunday.  Milder and cloudy.  A quiet day.  The power went off, so did not have the radio on today till evening.  Had a telephone call from Mary Carter.

February 7, 1955 – Monday.  Rain and wind tonight.  I did my washing but did not put them out.  The roads are soft here and icy down country.

February 8, 1955 – Tuesday.  A fine day.  Got my washing dry and ironed.  Homer butchered a beef.  Roy helped him. Vada and 2 children over with him.

February 9, 1955 – Wednesday.  Nice day.  We went down to the village with Homer in the morning.  At Gordon’s to dinner.  Elwood and Peg drove us to Truro.  We are planning to stay at Mac Carter’s a week or two.

February 10, 1955 – Thursday.  Some snow.   Mac had word that he could not get into hospital for another week.  Mary and I uptown in the afternoon.

February 11, 1955 – Friday.  A mild day.  Thawing on the streets.  I washed up the kitchen floor.  Mary did some baking.  A big rain in the night and wind.

February 12, 1955 – Saturday.  Mild.  The water is high.  Elsie called.  Mary, Alfred and I out to the hospital to visit with Andrew Dickie and Elmer.  Andrew has a broken hip.

February 13, 1955 – Sunday.  Colder but fine.  Mary and I out to the hospital a few minutes.  Had several callers in the afternoon.  Andrew and Elmer both feeling better.

February 14, 1955 – Monday.  Cold.  A fine day.  mary washed.  Frank macKay called.   Alfred, Mary and I went to visit Cecil Pratt. Eleanor to a Valentines party.

February 15, 1955 – Tuesday.  Fine.  Mary and I were up town a while.  I got a Wardrobe closet at Simpson-Sears for $24.88.  Mac finished work today.

February 16, 1955 – Wednesday.  Snow.  mary went to Nursing Class, and Mary and Mac Graham were in from Burnside. Mac carter finished work for a while today.

February 17, 1955 – Thursday.  Not very fine.  We did some work around and cooking.

February 18, 1955 – Friday.  Snowing most of the day.  Rain in evening.  Allen Deyarmond in today.   Eva Flemming called in the afternoon.

February 19, 1955 – Saturday.  A slopopy day.  Mary had her hair done.  We were up town for a little while.  Had several callers in the afternoon and evening.

February 20, 1955 – Sunday.  Still mild.  Mac, Mary and Mrs Flemming left for Montreal on the 9:45 a.m. train.

February 21, 1955 – Monday.  Cleared this morning.  Done some washing.  Dried pretty well.  Lelia  Dickie, Nell Grant, and Mrs Brenton called this afternoon.

February 22, 1955 – Tuesday.  Dark and cloudy.  Done some ironing.  Frank Mackay called and the man next door.   Had a card from Mary written on the way to Montreal.

February 23, 1955 – Wednesday.  Cloudy and misty.  I baked a cake and biscuits.  Mrs F. Johnson, Mrs Brenton, Eileen and Lois called.  The Doctor called.  Min is to stay quiet another week.

February 24, 1955 – Thursday.  Sun shining this morning.  A fine day.  Bessie MacKay to visit us today, and Miss Stanfield just before supper.

February 25, 1955 – Friday.  Cloudy day.  Have a cold.  Did not do much.   Alfred let his razor fall and broke it.  Kea and Grant here in the evening.

February 26, 1955 – Saturday.  Dusted and cleaned up the house.  Washed the kitchen floor.  Baked jelly-roll and washington pie.  Mary called in the evening.  Mac had his operation and is just fine.

February 27, 1955 – Sunday.  Cloudy.  Eleanor went to Sunday School, I went to church.  Wrote several letters and had a nap.

February 28, 1955 – Monday.  Dark and cloudy.  Had lots of callers.  12 in all.  Mr Matheson was among them.  Homer bought a new washer.

March 1, 1955 – Tuesday.  Cloudy.  Snow, then rain and wind in the evening.  Washed but did not put the clothes out.   Bert and Mary Brenton in a few minutes.

March 2, 1955 – Wednesday.  Fine.  Got the washing dried.  The Doctor in.  He said Min could get up.  I went to call on Miss Stanfield.  She was not home.

March 3, 1955 – Thursday.  Fine.  I called on Miss Stanfield this afternoon.  She is not very well.  Had a call from Rev and Mrs Vessy.

March 4, 1955 – Friday.  A cold day.  I made rolls and a lemon pie.  Mary came home this evening on the 6 o’clock train.  Mac is improving.

March 5, 1955 – Saturday.  Not so cold.  Cloudy.   I was up town.  Got a pair of shoes and got my hair cut and set.  Dennie Graham passed away this morning.

March 6, 1955 – Sunday.  Some snow.  A rain storm at night.  Alfred, Mary and I to the funeral parlor, and out to the hospital in the evening.  Frank and Bertha MacDonald called.

March 7, 1955 – Monday.  Fine.  Min was downstairs this morning.  Got along alright.  We came out to Gordon’s with Bill and Elsie Tree.

March 8, 1955 – Tuesday.  A cold windy day.  Gordon and Ester, Alfred and I went to Springside to M.D. Graham’s funeral.  A large funeral.  The flowers were lovely.

March 9, 1955 – Wednesday.  Fine day.  Gordon took us up to Joe Archibald’s in the afternoon.  Mrs Archibald not improving.

March 10, 1955 – Thursday.  A nice day.  Alfred and I down to W.D. Kennedy’s to supper.  Alfred had the Doctor do a check-up.  His blood pressure a little bit high.

March 11, 1955 – Friday.  Mild.  A high wind in the evening.  We went to the Basket Social.  Mr Harold Archibald got my basket.  Ester and I called on Mrs David Kennedy.

March 12, 1955 – Saturday.  Fine.  Gordon and Jim was hauling wood. Ester has a bad head cold.

March 13, 1955 – Sunday.  Colder.  Some snow toward night.  Gordon, Alfred and I went tochurch.  I spent the afternoon with Mrs A. Bentley.  Archie brought me home.

March 14, 1955 – Monday.  Pretty cold.  Some blusters.  Gordon and I down tothe store in the morning and he brought us home after dinner.  Almost 5 weeks away.

March 15, 1955 – Tuesday.  A beautiful fine day.  Quite cold in the morning.  Homer and Joan went to truro.  Joan had her hair done.  Watkins man here.

March 16, 1955 – Wednesday.  A rainy day.  I put in a mat and done some work on it.  Joan and Homer went to Newton Mills.  Irene Krauch’s birthday.

March 17, 1955 – Thursday.  Snow squalls and windy.  I was working at my mat.  Baked 2 pies and biscuits.  Joan washed but did not put the clothes out.

March 18, 1955 – Friday.  A cold windy day.  Working at the mat.  Homer, Joan and Nancy to the village.  Andrew Dickie came home from hospital today.

March 19, 1955 – Saturday.  Fine.  Wind not so high.  Baked bread, a cake and cookies.  Made soup and custard.  Cleaned up the house.

March 20, 1955 – Sunday.  Fine and quite cold.  Homer and family went down to Gordon’s.

March 21, 1955 – Monday.  Fine.  A cold wind.  Joan did her washing.  I was hooking at the mat.

March 22, 1955 – Tuesday.  Fine.  Not so cold.  Washed and ironed today.  Hooled a little.  Homer and family to Springside to a concert from Upper Musquodoboit.

March 23, 1955 – Wednesday.  A stormy day.  Wind and rain.  I went down to Allen’s and we quilted a Red Cross quilt.  Got it all finished.

March 24, 1955 – Thursday.  A fine day.  I was working at the mat.  Homer and Joan went to the village.  Preparing for the Musical Festival.

March 25, 1955 – Friday.  Not very fine.  I finished my mat.  A card party at the school house.  A benifit party for Paul Creelman badly hurt last summer.

March 26, 1955 – Saturday.  A nice day.  Alfred walked out to the woods in the morning.  I got 4 letters.  Ina, Mildred, Marie and Theda.  Homer and Joan went to the village.

March 27, 1955 – Sunday.  A rough morning.  Finer in the afternoon.  Homer and I went to church.  Mr Matheson preached a good sermon.

March 28, 1955 – Monday.  Colder.  Some snow squalls.  Joan did a washing and it dried well.   I was working at a square of the Institute quilt.

March 29, 1955 – Tuesday.  Cloudy and dull.  Alfred and I spent the day with Annie and Donald.  Homer down to Gordon’s cutting up some big sticks.

March 30, 1955 – Wednesday.  Fine.  Joan not well.  Was in bed till 4 p.m.   I did the work and finished binding the mat.  Mr Lewis Dean died yesterday.  Priscilla and Don have a new girl.

March 31, 1955 – Thursday.  Mild.  Thawed a lot. Homer down sawing wood at Arthur Deyarmond’s.  A meeting at Murray’s this evening. (singing)

April 1, 1955 – Friday.  Snow squalls and colder.  Baked bread, ginger snaps and cupcakes.  Mary called peg.  Min has pneumonia.  Has had a cold for more than a week.

April 2, 1955 – Saturday.  A nice day.  I washed and ironed.  Also washed up the floor.  Had a busy day.

April 3, 1955 – Sunday.  Fine.  A cold wind.  A quiet day.  Did not sleep any.  Grant and Bev went to Truro in the afternoon.  Min is better again.

April 4, 1955 – Monday.  Fine.  Still a cold wind.  Did some mending and sewing.  Alfred walked out to the woods where Homer is working.

April 5, 1955 – Tuesday.  Fine.  A cold wind blowing.  Sewing at  a quilt top.

April 6, 1955 – Wednesday.  Snow in afternoon.  Homer, Heather and I went to the village in the morning.  Cecil Pratt died last night.  He had been sick all winter.  To WMS this evening.

April 7, 1955 – Thursday.  Snow last night.  Rain by morning.  Baked bread and a gingerbread.  Finished the quilt top.  Joan down to the school in the afternoon.

April 8, 1955 – Friday.  Good Friday.  Fine day.  I walked over to George MacKay’s this afternoon.  The sawmill is working above the house at MacKay’s.

April 9, 1955 – Saturday.  Some snow squalls and sunshine.  Baked 2 pies, rolls and a pan of squares.  Sewed some patchwork.

April 10, 1955 – Easter Sunday.  Cloudy most of the day.  Nancy and I went to church.  Homer, Joan and Heather went down to Mrs Dennie Graham’s.

April 11, 1955 – Monday.  Fine.  Some squalls.  Joan washed.  A good wash day.  I cut out patch work.

April 12, 1955 – Tuesday.  Snow squalls with sunshine.  Homer, Joan, Nancy and Heather went to Truro.  Homer was in to see Min.  She was sitting up.

April 13, 1955 – Wednesday.  A nice fine day.  Alfred got shelves ready for our cupboard.  Joan and Homer went to Institute at Allen’s this evening.

April 14, 1955 – Thursday.  A fine day.  Some warmer.  I cleaned the cupboard and it is a lot better with the new shelves.

April 15, 1955 – Friday.  A wet day.  Baked bread and biscuit and cookies.  Did some sewing.  A card party at the school house.

April 16, 1955 – Saturday.  Snow today.  Melting as fast as it falls.  Made a lemon pie.  Homer is making a new wheel-barrow.

April 17, 1955 – Sunday.  A nice day.  Alfred, Homer and I went to Springside to Communion Service.  A good service.

April 18, 1955 – Monday.  Cloudy.  Cleared in afternoon.  Homer got a load of hay from Elmer today.  I was sewing.  Nancy and Sandy back to school after Easter.

April 19, 1955 – Tuesday.  A fine day.  Quite warm.  Done a washing and got it ironed.  Homer and Joan went to the village.  A singing lesson.

April 20, 1955 – Wednesday.  Clear.  A cold wind blowing.  Cleaned out a chest and trunk.  Homer down to the village to meet a Rev Rogers to get a new minister.

April 21, 1955 – Thursday.  Fine day.  Homer and Roy dragged our road.  I put in a crib quilt.  Alfred was trimming out the gooseberry bushes.

April 22, 1955 – Friday.  Fine and warm.  I finished the quilt.  Homer, Joan, Nancy and Sandy went to a concert at Brookfield High School.

April 23, 1955 – Saturday.  Fine.  Baked bread, a washington pie, and made a custard.  Washed the floor and put a binding on the crib quilt.

April 24, 1955 – Sunday.  Fine.  Went to Sunday School and church.  Mr Matheson had a very good sermon.  Homer, Joan and I went to Springside to a Sing.

April 25, 1955 – Monday.  Fine.  Joan and Heather went to Dartmouth.  Homer took them to Brookfield, and was to Truro.  I washed and ironed.

April 26, 1955 – no entry

April 27, 1955 – Wednesday.  A wet day.  I washed dishes and got meals.  Also done a little sewing.

April 28, 1955 – Thursday.  A rainy day.  Baked 3 pies, and rolls.

April 29, 1955 – Friday.  Cleared today.  Homer went to Truro this morning.  Bev and the twins got some gooseberry slips.  I went down with them to Allen’s to help quilt.

April 30, 1955 – Saturday.  Fine.  Joan got home last night.  Heather has to have special boots and take foot exercises.  Bydie called from Saxonville.  Roy and Arlene have a son born this afternoon, 8 pounds, 8 ounces.  Both well.

May 1, 1955 – Sunday.  Fine.  Nancy, Sandy and I were at Sunday School.  Mr and Mrs Scott Graham have a son born yesterday.  Homer, Nancy and Sandy picked mayflowers.

May 2, 1955 – Monday.  Fine.  Rain in the evening.  Cleaned my bedroom.  Homer and I went to the village to a meeting.  The people put in a call to Rev S.R. Haslem.

May 3, 1955 – Tuesday.  A nice warm day.  Baked bread and finished the bedroom.  Homer and Joan went to Truro and brought home another car.

May 4, 1955 – Wednesday.  Fine.  Some clouds.   Joan and I cleaned the upstairs closet and got some more things packed away.  Watkins man here.  Went to WMS.

May 5, 1955 – Thursday.  Fine.  The wind colder.  Allen Deyarmond spent the day with us.  Alfred’s 82nd birthday.  Ester, Gordon and the boys up in the evening.

May 6, 1955 – Friday.  Cloudy.  Some rain and hail.  Made out an order for seeds and one for Simpsons.  Homer and Joan and children to the village to practice.

May 7, 1955 – Saturday.  A thunder storm this morning.  Homer painted the ceiling of our room.  I cleaned the windows and washed the curtains and  put them up.

May 8, 1955 – Sunday.  Fine but cool.  We were all to church, and the children and I were to Sunday School.  Joan and Homer went to Murray’s.

May 9, 1955 – Monday.  Wet and cold.  I was cleaning some.  Homer and family went to Middle Stewiacke.  Max Boutlier and family arrived from the Yukon last night.

May 10, 1955 – Tuesday.  Cleared in the afternoon.  Elsie and Gary here this morning.  I done some more cleaning at the room and baked bread and muffins.

May 11, 1955 – Wednesday.  Cleared in the afternoon.  I did a big washing and got it ironed.  Mrs Woody Cox and Ena here.  Mrs Cox a saleslady for cosmetics.

May 12, 1955 – Thursday.  Cold wind.  Some rain in morning.  Homer went to Truro.  Had the car fixed.   Joan and Nancy went to Musical Festival.  Sandy better.  He stayed with us.

May 13, 1955 – Friday.  Another cloudy, cold day.  I did not do much, a little fixing up.  Went to Brookfield to the Adult Night of the festival.  It was good.

May 14, 1955 – Saturday.  Windy and cold.  Baked rolls and gingerbread.  Homer, Joan, Sandy and Nancy went to Brookfield.  Nancy sings her song at the concert.

May 15, 1955 – Sunday.  Rain in morning.  We went to Sunday School.  Mr and Mrs Boutlier, Max and  his family at Homer’s today.

May 16, 1955 – Monday.  Fine.  Warmer.  Joan did a big washing and ironing.  I was down to see Mrs Joe Archibald.  She was quite bright.

May 17, 1955 – Tuesday.  Rain in the night.  Fine.  Still cold.  Baked brown bread, cookies and made snow pudding.  Leigh brought one of their horses up this afternoon.

May 18, 1955 – Wednesday.  Fine.  Not so cold.  Joan washed bedclothes.  Baked rolls and a cake.  Ladies Aid met here this evening.  Had a good time and quite a lot of folk.

May 19, 1955 – Thursday.  A fine day.  Elmer was sowing oats.  Homer hauled some manure and plowed the garden.  I white-washed the toilet.

May 20, 1955 – Friday.  A nice day.  Fine and warm.  We all went to Truro.  Homer got his glasses.  The children were at the Dentist.  I got my hair done.

May 21, 1955 – Saturday.  A fine day.  I washed and ironed.  Cooked our first rhubarb of the season.  Homer and Joan away in the evening.

May 22, 1955 – Sunday.  Fine and warm.  We went to Sunday School and church.  Rural Sunday.  Mr Matheson prepared the Order-of-Service used today.

May 23, 1955 – Monday.  A fine, almost hot day.  Ester and the boys here to dinner.  They were fishing.  A fire last night at Reid’s mill.  Heather has Chicken Pox.

May 24, 1955 – Tuesday.  Another hot day.  Alfred and I planted some more garden.  I cleaned the windows outside.  The children and I put out some glad corms.

May 25, 1955 – Wednesday.  Fine and hot.  Working in the garden.  Homer and I went to a meeting last night.  Made up a call to Leith Archibald.  Was at Bev’s on the way home.

May 26, 1955 – Thursday.  Rain today and cooler.  I did a little sewing.  Baked bread and cookies.  Homer and Joan went out to Willie Krauch’s in the evening.

May 27, 1955 – Friday.  Cool and clear.  Alfred and I set out about 100 strawberry plants.  Went to Springside to a Committee meeting on the Manse business.

May 28, 1955 – Saturday.  A fine day.  Baked 2 pies and cooked rhubarb.  Homer and family away this evening.   Put glad bulbs and flower seeds in today.

May 29, 1955 – Sunday.  Fine.  Quite hot in afternoon.  We went to Sunday School in the morning.  In the afternoon we went to Eastville and called on Andrew and Murray Dickie.  The Millers here in the evening.

May 30, 1955 – Monday.  A warm day.  Homer planting potatoes.  Max Boutlier and his family here today. Yesterday was Blossom Sunday in the Annapolis valley.

May 31, 1955 – Tuesday.  A wet day.  Homer and Max went to the lake for a fish.  Did not have any luck. I did some sewing.

June 1, 1955 – Wednesday.  Rain this morning.  Cleared in afternoon.   Baked bread and made fudge to sell at the concert.  Max and family went home to Middle Stewiacke.  WMS meeting tonight.

June 2, 1955 – Thursday.  Cloudy and drizzle.  Baked cupcakes and frosted them.  Down to recital of dances at Springside.  A good time and crowd.  Made &29.00 each.

June 3, 1955 – Friday.  Some sunshine.  I washed and washed up the floor.   Homer and Joan away.  Lawrence brought our new couch out from Truro.

June 4, 1955 – Saturday.  Dark and cloudy.   Homer was hauling wood from Robert’s place today. We got the couch into place.  Like it fine.  It is nice.

June 5, 1955 – Sunday.  Cloudy and cold.  I went to Sunday School.  Nancy and Sandy are taking the Chicken Pox.

June 6, 1955 – Monday.  Not very fine.  Better in the afternoon.  I was just doing a few chores about.  I am going to the United Church Conference tomorrow.

June 7, 1955 – Tuesday.  Dark and cloudy.  We left the village about 9 a.m. and arrived in Sackville about noon.  Attended 2 meetings and they were good.

June 8, 1955 – Wednesday.  Cold and cleared some in the afternoon.  Went to a meeting in the morning, and walked around some in the afternoon.  Another meeting in the evening.

June 9, 1955 – Thursday.  Some finer.  Having a nice time, meeting old friends and making new ones.  Enjoying the speakers.

June 10, 1955 – Friday.  A fine day and a beautiful evening.  Had a very nice meeting in Beethoven Hall for the WMS Members.  Came back home after supper.

June 11, 1955 – Saturday.  A fine day.   We spent the day at Gordon’s and done a lot of talking.  Got home in the evening.    Homer and family were down and we came with them.

June 12, 1955 – Sunday.  A fine day.  We went to church.  I tried to give a report on the Conference.  Homer and Joan went down to Bill Tree’s in the evening.

June 13, 1955 – Monday.  Rain in the night.  Cleared,and a good wash day.  Elsie Tree went to hospital this morning and has a baby boy.

June 14, 1955 – Tuesday.  Pretty fine.  A thunder shower at supper time.  Homer working on the roads.  Alfred, the children and myself finished planting the garden.

June 15, 1955 – Wednesday.  A thunder shower about noon.  Cleared in afternoon.  Baked bread and cookies.  Homer was working on the roads.

June 16, 1955 –  no entry

June 17, 1955 – Friday.  Fine.  I washed and ironed.  Did a blanket and a quilt.

June 18, 1955 – Saturday.  Baked a cake, rolls and date loaf.  Cleaned the hall.  Homer was working on the roads.  It was a hot day.

June 19, 1955 – Sunday.  A hot day.  Bydie and Ina came last night.  We did not hear them come.  Ted and Hilda came too.  Was to Communion at Springside.

June 20, 1955 – Monday.  Fine.  Not so hot.  We all went to Truro.  Alfred, Bydie and I did not get home till almost midnight.  Was at Mac’s to supper.

June 21, 1955 – Tuesday.  Fine.  Set out the tomato plants.  Bydie went to the village after dinner.  I was down to a meeting at Springside in the evening.

June 22, 1955 – Wednesday.  Cloudy and cool.  Baked bread and molasses cakes.  Bydie and Ina here for supper.  Went down to W.D. Kennedy’s.  Are leaving for USA in the morning.

June 23, 1955 – Thursday.  Not very bright.  No rain.  Did not do much.  had a sleep.  Alfred was putting in wood.  Bydie, Ina, Ted and Hilda are on their way home.

June 24, 1955 – Friday.  Fine and warm.  Cooler at night.  Eddie, Evelyn and girls called in the afternoon.  Went to Aid at Helen’s in the evening.

June 25, 1955 – Saturday.  A nice rain in the night.  Fine in the afternoon.  Alfred went down to visit Min.  Baked rolls and 2 pies.  Also a cake.  Called at Grant’s and Bill Tree’s.

June 26, 1955 – Sunday.  Rain in morning.  Went to Sunday School and church.  This was Mr Matheson’s last day.    His text was “Upon this rock, I will build my church”.  The Hutchinson’s were here.

June 27, 1955 – Monday.  Fine and warm.  The men were hoeing.  Joan washed and ironed.  I did not do much.  Will write letters this evening.  Nancy picked wild strawberries.

June 28, 1955 – Tuesday.  Fine and hot.  I washed, ironed and done what mending I had.  Had a letter from Ina.  They got back home safe.

June 29, 1955 – Wednesday.  Fine and hot.  I picked a box of strawberries this morning, and a cup full of wild ones in the afternoon.  School closed.  Nancy and Sandy passed.  Set a hen.

June 30, 1955 – Thursday.  A hot day.  Some had a shower this morning.  Homer, Joan, Nancy and Sandy went to Halifax.  Heather was a good girl and stayed with us.

July 1, 1955 – Friday.  Another hot day.  We got 8 boxes of berries.  Joan did a washing.

July 2, 1955 – Saturday.  A hot day.  Baked beans and shortcake.  We went to the village in the afternoon.  A thunder storm, but not much rain here.  Blew the fuses.

July 3, 1955 – Sunday.  Cooler.  We went to Sunday School and went over to Pictou.  Called on Dot and Foster also Lottie Nicholson and family.  Was at Marie’s to supper.

July 4, 1955 – Monday.  Fine.  Quite hot.  We got 11 boxes of berries picked today.  Joan did her washing and made jam.

July 5, 1955 – Tuesday.  A shower in the morning.  Homer went to the village.  The Doctor put Min to bed for a week.  Went to WMS in the evening and called on Min.

July 6, 1955 – Wednesday.  A hot day.  Went to Union Aid at Springside.  Did not have many out to the Strawberry Supper.  Alfred and Homer called on Angus.

July 7, 1955 – Thursday.  Hot today.  I picked 3 boxes of strawberries.  Joan did a washing.  Homer mowed a square.  We all went to Springside to Rev L.P. Archibald’s Induction.

July 8, 1955 – Friday.  A very hot day.  Mr and Mrs Rogers was here today.  We cleaned the church after supper.  A nice cool evening.  One load of hay in.

July 9, 1955 –  Saturday.  Still hot.  Put 2 loads of hay in.  I baked bread and 2 pies.  Had a letter from Ina.  Hot weather there.

July 10, 1955 – Sunday.  Hot day.  Wasto Sunday School and church.  Rev. L.P. Archibald preached.  His text was “Jewsus Christ and him crucified”.  He was at Homer’s to supper.

July 11, 1955 – Monday.  Dark day.  A nice rain after noon.  I washed in the morning but did not dry.  Homer, Nancy and Sandy went to Truro.  Heather is not very well.  Her vaccination…

July 12, 1955 – Tuesday.  Cleared and a fine day.  Got the ironing done and put 2 loads of hay in.  Picked a box of strawberries.  The last, I guess.

July 13, 1955 – Wednesday.  A fine day.  Baked biscuit.  We all went to the village to the Mobile Chest X-Ray (T.B.).   Was at Gordon’s a few minutes.  Put 2 loads of hay in.  A good day.

July 14, 1955 – Thursday.  A fine day.  Alfred and I went down and visited Min today.  Don and Priscilla called and they came down for us.

July 15, 1955 – Friday.  A fine day.  Put in 2 loads of hay.  Baked a pan of squares.  Mr and Mrs Frank Fulton here to supper.  Joan went to Institute.

July 16, 1955 – Saturday.  A nice rain almost all day.  Don, Priscilla and girls were here to dinner.  Homer, Joan and children went to the village in the morning.

July 17, 1955 – Sunday.  A misty day.  Some rain.  Went to Sunday School in the morning.  Homer and family away in the afternoon.

July 18, 1955 – Monday.  Wet, some showers.  Joan got her washing dried.  A meeting at Springside.  I went with Gwen.

July 19, 1955 – Tuesday.  Cooler.  Did some gooseberries and picked the last of them.  Homer and Joan away in the evening.

July 20, 1955 – Wednesday.  Cleared.  Cool weather.  The hay very wet.  Did not get it dry enough to cart.  Made some spiced gooseberries.

July 21, 1955 – Thursday.  Cleared off and put in 2 loads of hay.  I washed and ironed.  The hen hatched out 12 chicks.  Elwood and Maggie made a call.

July 22, 1955 – Friday.  Fine.  Put in 3 loads of hay.  I cleaned up our room.  Washed and waxed the floor. Down and called on Min in the evening.

July 23, 1955 – Saturday.  Very hot.  Baked a cake, date loaf, and a pie.  Homer, Joan and children away in afternoon.   Got one load of hay in during the cool of the evening.

July 24, 1955 – Sunday.  A severe thunder storm between 4 and 5 a.m.  Cooler and not fine.  Some drizzle.   I had a pain in my shoulder.  Ester and Gordon called in the evening.

July 25, 1955 – Monday.  Not a very good hay day.  Put 1 load in.  I did not get much done.  My shoulder not feeling right.  Had peas and carrots from the garden.

July 26, 1955 – Tuesday.  Fine.  Ladies Aid at Gwen’s in the evening. A good attendance.

July 27, 1955 – Wednesday.  Fine.  Rain in evening.  Finished haying before it began to rain.

July 28, 1955 – July 29, 1955 – no entries

July 30, 1955 – Saturday.  Fine.  Baked a cake and bread, also made a pie.  Homer and family to the village in the afternoon.

July 31, 1955 – Sunday.  Fine.  Cool.  Went to Sunday School.  Homer, Joan and children went to Kings Head Beach. The Archibald’s called on us.  A Memorial unveiled on Citadel hill for those whose only grave is the ocean.

August 1, 1955 – Monday.  Fine.  Some cloud and fog.  We all went to Clam Harbour.  The Institute women and families went in a truck. I called on Mrs Susan Parker.

August 2, 1955 – Tuesday.  A warm day.  Joan washed.  Got them dried before the thunder showers came.  Homer was out to the woods.  Found some raspberries.

August 3, 1955 – Wednesday.  Fine and cool.  Washed and baked a pie and brown bread.  We were picking raspberries in the afternoon.  WMS meeting in the evening.

August 4, 1955 – Thursday.  A nice day.  Alfred and I went down to Grant’s.  Had a nice birthday party for Min.  84th.    Down to Springside in the evening.

August 5, 1955 – Friday.  Fine.  Hot in afternoon.  Homer, Nancy, Sandy and I went picking blueberries at Arthur’s.  I had 3 cans.

August 6, 1955 – Saturday.  Fine.  Warm.  Done some things about the house.  Murray came for us about 4 p.m.  He and Alice left for USA about 7 p.m.

August 7, 1955 – Sunday.  Fine.  Cloudy in afternoon.  Went to Sunday School.  Alfred and I to Grant’s.  Min fell.  Mrs MacKinnon went away.  Min not feeling well this evening.

August 8, 1955 – Monday.  Rained a little in the morning.  I made some salad dressing and did the work.  Alfred spent the day with Min.  Perley and family arrived.

August 9, 1955 – Tuesday.  A fine day.  Baked brown bread and did the work.  Alfred and I stayed a while with Min.  Perley went over to Elwood’s for the girls.

August 10, 1955 – Wednesday.  A fine day.  Perfect day for the Old Home Picnic. I was busy all the time I was there.  Had quite a turn out.  The Doctor up to see Min.  She has had a stroke.

August 11, 1955 – Thursday.  A fine day.  Done the work.  Was perhaps a bit tired.

August 12, 1955 – Friday.  A sultry day.  Made a gingerbread, biscuits and bread.  Alfred up at Grant’s today.  Perley and family to Truro.

August 13, 1955 – Saturday.  Hot.  Made cookies and done some sweeping.  Charlie Anderson’s boy killed when a tractor overturned at Musquodoboit today.

August 14, 1955 – Sunday.  Very hot and sultry.  I went to Sunday School and church.  The Gidieons had the service.  It was good. Elsie and Barbara over in the evening.

August 15, 1955 – Monday.  A fine day.  Hot.  Did a big washing.  We got the peas picked and shelled for Betty to can.  I was over to Elsie’s in the evening.

August 16, 1955 – Tuesday.  Not so hot.  Cool by evening.  I did the ironing and baked bread.

August 17, 1955 – Wednesday.  Cool.  Baked date squares and a pie.  Cleaned the spoons and forks.  Betty, Fred and the children here after supper.  Reggie got some berries.

August 18, 1955 – Thursday.  Hot and sultry with clouds.  Cleaned the cupboard.  Went and called on Mrs May Hartling at Arnold Wood’s.  Gave Walter his mother’s picture.

August 19, 1955 – Friday.  Cleared.  Still hot.  Baked a cake and cookies.  Alfred went and called on Mr & Mrs Toothacker (sic) at Arthur’s.  Was at Grant’s.  Alfred, Hazel and family there.

August 20, 1955 – Saturday.  Very hot.  Baked brown bread and rolls.  Dusted and done some sweeping.  Made 2 pies.

August 21, 1955 – Sunday.  Fine and hot and sultry.  Went to Sunday School.  Alfred, Reggie and I down to the cemetery.    Keith and Fran out from town.  Murray and Alice arrived about 10 p.m.

August 22, 1955 – Monday.  A very hot day.  Some thunder and rain in the early morning.  We came home in the forenoon.  Done a few chores around.  The garden grew very much.

August 23, 1955 – Tuesday.  cloudy.  I washed, picked peas and beans and did the ironing.  Homer, Joan, Sandy and Heather went to Halifax.  Nancy came home.

August 24, 1955 – Wednesday.  A wet cool day.  Done some cans of peas and beans.   Got the washing mended and put away.  Martin here in the evening.

August 25, 1955 – Thursday.  Fine.  A cool day.  Picked some beans.  Did not get much done.  A few little things.

August 26, 1955 – Friday.  Dark in the morning.  Cleared after noon.  Canned some beans.  Washed the bedroom and hall floors.  Homer and Joan’s wedding Anniversary.  They are away this evening.

August 27, 1955 – Saturday.  A thunder storm inlate afternoon.  Made some shortcakes, snow pudding, and washed the floor.   Had a letter from David Crockett.  He had hurt his shoulder.

August 28, 1955 – Sunday.  Showers and drizzle.  Went to Sunday School and church.  Mr Archibald here to supper.  The Miller family here after supper.

August 29, 1955 – Monday.  Showers and sunshine.  We were all to Truro today.  I had my hair done and Homer had some business affairs done up.

August 30, 1955 – Tuesday.  Fine day.  Did 3 pint jars of peaches.  Joan done a washimg and ironing.

August 31, 1955 – Wednesday.  Cloudy.  Made doughnuts and brown bread.  Went to the Exhibition in Truro in the evening.  It was 12 o’clock when we got home.

September 1, 1955 – Thursday.  Cloudy.  Clearing in afternoon.  Rev L.P. Archibald called this evening.  Went to WMS meeting.  Had a good meeting.

September 2, 1955 – Friday.  Fine day.  Made relish this morning.   Sandy, Heather and I went for a walk out to the woods.

September 3, 1955 – Saturday.  Fine day.  Cleaned up the house.  Threshing at Elmer’s all day.  Alfred and I went down to Gordon’s in the evening.

September 4, 1955 – Sunday.  Sunny and warm.  Talked most of the day.  Gordon, Ester, Leon, Lynn and I went to church in the evening.

September 5, 1955 – Monday.  Fine.  Threshing at Redden’s and Herman’s.  Ester washed and ironed.  We called on Grant Cox.  His 82nd birthday.  A dance in the hall.

September 6, 1955 – Tuesday.  Fine.  Finished threshing at Herman’s and did some of Gordon’s.  Ester brought us to Arthur Deyarmond’s.  Aid at Murray’s this evening.

September 7, 1955 – Wednesday.  Not so fine.  Fog and clouds.  I washed and ironed.  The school opened.  Heather’s first day at school.  Homer drove the school bus.

September 8, 1955 – Thursday.  Fine and cool.  Made apple sauce, and got some cucumber ready to make relish.

September 9, 1955 – Friday.  Fine.  Frost this morning.  Did not do much damage.  Made relish.  Baked 2 pies and biscuit.  Homer and Joan to Truro to the show.  “A Man Called Peter”

September 10, 1955 – Saturday.  Frost this morning.  A fine day.  Baked bread, cake and molasses cookies.  We went to the village in the evening.  Homer hauled wood.

September 11, 1955 – Sunday.  Fine and warm.  Went to Church and Sunday School.  The children and I went for a walk after supper.

September 12, 1955 – Monday.  A wet afternoon.  Blew hard for a while.  I put in a quilt and got it rolled.

September 13, 1955 – Tuesday.  A fine day after the rain.  Cool.  I was quilting.  Picked 4 or 5 baskets of plums.  Also picked tomatoes and cucumbers.

September 14, 1955 – Wednesday.  Fine.  Frost.  Made plum preserves, also chow and cucumber pickles.  Got some work on the quilt.

September 15, 1955 – Thursday.  Some frost again.  Quite warm and fine in the afternoon.  Quilted quite steady today.

September 16, 1955 – Friday.  A lovely fine day.  Baked some biscuit.  Got a lot done at the quilt.  A dance in the school house.

September 17, 1955 – Saturday.  Another fine warm day.  I finished the quilt this morning.  Baked a cake, rolls and a pie.  Fred and Vina Bustin called in the afternoon.

September 18, 1955 – Sunday.  Fine and warm.  Alfred and I alone all day.

September 19, 1955 – Monday.  Rain, quite heavy at night.   I got the ceiling painted in the bedroom.  Was down to call on Mr and Mrs Joe Archibald.

September 20, 1955 – Tuesday.  Not very fine.  Joan’s clothes dried.  I painted the woodwork in our bedroom.  Made a batch of apple jelly.

September 21, 1955 – Wednesday.  Fine.  Made jelly this morning.   Got some paper on the bedroom.  Slow work for us to paper.

September 22, 1955 – Thursday.  Fine.  The wind cold.   We finished papering the bedroom and got the floor washed.

September 23, 1955 – Friday.  Frost.  I washed a big washing and they dried well.  Made mustard pickles.   We went to Truro in the evening.  Min the same.

September 24, 1955 – Saturday.  A hard frost this morning.  Homer was digging potatoes.  Roy was here helping him.  We were to the village in the evening.

September 25, 1955 – Sunday.  A rain in the morning and drizzle all day.  We were all down to Rally Day Service at the church.

September 26, 1955 – Monday.  Cool and fine.  Alfred dug a few potatoes.   I ironed and done some mending.  Am also reading a book.

September 27, 1955 – Tuesday.  A nice day.  Sunny and warm.  Alfred was digging potatoes.  Baked brown bread.   Had a letter from Wilma.  David is going into the hospital again.

September 28, 1955 – Wednesday.  Dark.  Rain in afternoon.  Made 2 pumpkin pies and did some other chores.   Homer and Joan went to Middle Stewiacke.  Mr and Mrs Boutlier’s Anniversary.

September 29, 1955 – Thursday.  Fine.  I went down to Elsie’s with Homer on the school bus.  Did some mending.  Was at Grant’s to supper, and to Ladies Aid in the evening.

September 30, 1955 – Friday.  Fine.  Done a little mending.  Homer and I went to Springside to Preparatory Service.  A dance in the school house.

October 1, 1955 – Saturday.  Wet in the morning.  Baked 2 pies and a gingerbread.  Homer, Joan and children to the village.      I got my quilt bound and all finished.

October 2, 1955 – Sunday.  A beautiful day.  The foliage grand.  Alfred, Homer and I went to church at Springside in the morning.  Went for a drive.  Called on Aunt Eva at Green Oak.

October 3, 1955 – Monday.  Another grand day.  Joan washed and I did some odd jobs and helped Nancy and Sandy pick potatoes in the afternoon.

October 4, 1955 – Tuesday.  A fine day.  I washed and did the ironing.  Lena MacKay and Mrs Stella Cox called.  Finished the potatoes.  A good crop.

October 5, 1955 – Wednesday.  A wet day and colder.  Had a letter yesterday.  David Crockett is in hospital for treatments on his shoulder.

October 6, 1955 – Thursday.  Fine.  Cold tonight.  I walked over to George MacKay’s in the afternoon. Down to WMS at the church in the evening.  Six present.

October 7, 1955 – Friday.  Cloudy.  Rain at dark.  I cut out some sewing and made a blouse.  Homer and Joan went to Truro in the evening.

October 8, 1955 – Saturday.  Rain last night.  Cleared and mild in afternoon.  Baked 2 pies and cookies.  Was down to the village in the evening.  Called at Gordon’s.

October 9, 1955 – Sunday.  Fine.  Cooler this evening.  We all went to church this afternoon.  Had a fine Thanksgiving sermon.  Psalm 107:1

October 10, 1955 – Monday.  A nice day.  Mild.  Thanksgiving day.  Eddie, Evelyn and girls called this afternoon.  They are going back to Dartmouth this evening.

October 11, 1955 – Tuesday.  Fine.  I did a washing and ironing.

October 12, 1955 – Wednesday.  Fine.  I went down to Elsie’s on the school bus.  Was only there a few minutes when the word came that Gordon had a bad heart attack.

October 13, 1955 – Thursday.  Fine.  Gordon very sick.  Lois MacKay came last evening.  We are just going along from hour to hour.  Easier this evening.

October 14, 1955 – Friday.  Another fine day.  Gordon not any worse.  Homer, Joan, Alfred and I went to Truro.  Alfred had a chest x-ray.

October 15, 1955 – Saturday.  Cold night.  Hard frost.  We did the work.  Gordon feeling better and is brighter.  Howard Dunlap’s funeral this afternoon.

October 16, 1955 – Sunday.  Dark.  Some drizzle.  Alfred and I alone.  I came home last night with Homer.  We talked to Bydie by telephone last night.

October 17, 1955 – Monday.  Not very fine but the clothes dried.  I came down to the village on the school bus.  Eva blaikie drove me to Gordon’s.  Lois went to Ena’s in the afternoon.

October 18, 1955 – Tuesday.  Rain in the morning.  Gordon slept well last night.  Baked bread, bran loaf, gingerbread and custard.  Eileen called also Jack Miller.

October 19, 1955 – Wednesday.  Gordon had a stroke at 8 a.m. this morning.  It was a long day.  Lois came back this afternoon.  Eileen brought her.

October 20, 1955 – October 21, 1955 – no entries

October 22, 1955 – Saturday.  Colder tonight.  A little snow flurries.   Gordon is quieter and a little brighter.  I came home.  Homer came after me.

October 23, 1955 – Sunday.  Cold morning.  Alfred feels better.  He had intestinal flu.  Went to church.  Came back to Gordon’s with Mr Archibald.  Gordon uneasy today.

October 24, 1955 – Monday.  Fine wash day.  Cloudy and dark in the evening.  Baked biscuit and made apple sauce.  Gordon keeps about the same.

October 25, 1955 – Tuesday.  Rain.  Gordon not resting much.  Ester went to bed, and I stayed up to help Lois.

October 26, 1955 – Wednesday.  Nasty and cold.  The water failed this morning.  Munroe and Winnie worked till 9 p.m. and got it going good.  Gordon had a bad day.  Gas on his stomach.

October 27, 1955 – Thursday.  Cold and raw.  Gordon rested better today.  Ester and Jim went to Truro on business.

October 28, 1955 – Friday.  Had a better day.  Ester had a good sleep in the forenoon.  Baked some cookies and a cake in the afternoon.  Gordon had a good sleep.

October 29, 1955 – Saturday.  Cloudy.  Jim plowed in the afternoon.  Baked bread.  Gordon keeps better.  I came home in the evening.  Angus Graham passed away this morning.

October 30, 1955 – Sunday.  Dark and cloudy.  Mild.  Homer and family went to Middle Stewiacke this morning.  The Hutchinson’s were here awhile.  Brought Priscilla up.

October 31, 1955 – Monday.  Dark and drizzle.  Joan and I both washed.  Did not dry well.  Gordon did not rest last night.  Not very good.

November 1, 1955 – Tuesday.  Cloudy.  High wind in the evening. Done the ironing, washed the floor and did the other chores.

November 2, 1955 – Wednesday.  Had a little bit of sunshine.  Canned 2 cans of squash.  Made a pie and did some sewing.  Gordon is better again.

November 3, 1955 – Thursday.  Cloudy and mild.  Was at WMS meeting in the evening.  Gordon is some better.

November 4, 1955 – Friday.  The sun shone for a few minutes today.  Finished a pair of pajamas for one of Elsie’s children.  Homer and Joan went to Truro in the evening.

November 5, 1955 – Saturday.  Cloudy.  A little drizzle.  Homer was hauling turnips in to the barn.  Did not get them all in.  Came back down to Gordon’s in the evening.

November 6, 1955 – Sunday.  Cloudy, some sunshine.  Herman and the boys went up to the mountain.  Brought home a heifer and her calf.  Could not see another one.  All the cattle there but not her.

November 7, 1955 – Monday.  Graham Fulton called.  He went back to the V.G. Hospital.  Rained hard last night and in the morning.  We washed, but did not hang the white ones out.  David Kennedy brought the heifer home.

November 8, 1955 – Tuesday.  Fine.  Got the clothes dried and ironed.  Gordon is much better.  Jim and I went to the show. “Gone With The Wind”

November 9, 1955 – Wednesday.  A beautiful fine day.  Baked bread and did some mending.

November 10, 1955 – Thursday.  The ground was white with snow.  The cattle came home this morning with some others.

November 11, 1955 – Friday.  A nasty day.  Snow and rain.  I went to the Remembrance Day Service with Herman’s.  Alfred came down this evening.

November 12, 1955 – no entry

November 13, 1955 – Sunday.  Fine.  I was sick this morning for a little while.  I went down to W.D. Kennedy’s in the afternoon.

November 14, 1955 – Monday.  Fine morning.  Cloudy in afternoon.  We did a big washing.  Dried just fair.  Homer came for us and we came home.  The Doctor treated Alfred’s ears.

November 15, 1955 – Tuesday.  I washed and got the ironing done.  Quite a nice day.  George MacKay went to hospital in Truro yesterday.

November 16, 1955 – Wednesday.  A nice fine day.    Got the stove cleaned this afternoon.

November 17, 1955 – Thursday.  Rain.  I cleaned the windows and woodwork in the room today.

November 18, 1955 – Friday.  A high wind all day and cold.  Homer and Joan and family went to Truro in the evening.  Aid at Mrs Cy’s in evening.

November 19, 1955 – Saturday.  Cloudy.  Not so cold.  Homer hauled wood and got sawdust to bank the house.  Homer and Joan went to the village in the evening.

November 20, 1955 – Sunday.  A snowstorm.  Snowed all day and the wind was high.

November 21, 1955 – Monday.  A white looking morning.  Homer did not try to go to Brookfield.  The children did not go to school.   Got the bus as far as Elmer’s in the evening.

November 22, 1955 – Tuesday.  Finer.  Homer went and got the bus back at night to the house.  Nancy and Sandy went to school.  Joan got her washing dried.

November 23, 1955 – Fine.  Not so cold.  Baked bread.  Bydie called last evening and said he was coming, but Ina and Arnold would not come.

November 24, 1955 – Thursday.  Rain.  I went to the village with the mail.  Got my hair set.  The road soft coming home.  Homer met Bydie in Stewiacke.  He came by air.  Graham Hutchinson drove him from Dartmouth.

November 25, 1955 – Friday.  Clear.  Joan and Bydie went to Truro in the morning.  I got the supper for all.  Had our Golden Wedding party at Springside in the evening.  A nice party.

November 26, 1955 – Saturday.  Clear and cold.  Bydie went with Alex last night to go on a plane at 8 a.m.  Would be home about noon.  Alfred, Homer and I to the village in the evening.

November 27, 1955 – Sunday.  A cold raw day.  Homer and I went to church.  The wheeling is light but quite slippery.  We put the electric blanket on the bed.

November 28, 1955 – Monday.  Sunny in the morning.  Cloudy in afternoon.  Washed but did not get the clothes dried much.  Homer and Joan are away.  Slept nice and warm last night.

November 29, 1955 – Tuesday.  Mild.  Thawed a lot.  I got my clothes ironed.  Joan went to Truro for an x-ray.  Went with Lawrence and Lena.  George quite sick.

November 30, 1955 – Wednesday.  Cold and windy with snow flurries.  Got 4 cans of squash cooked and canned.  Done some mending.

December 1, 1955 – Thursday.  A sad day.  Gordon passed away suddenly this afternoon about 2:30 p.m.  George MacKay went at 1 a.m. in the Truro hospital.

December 2, 1955 – Friday.  Alfred and I came down to be with Ester and the boys yesterday.  Don and Priscilla came about noon.  Had some callers.

December 3, 1955 – Saturday.  Rain in afternoon.  I went to George MacKay’s funeral with Herman.  Went home and Homer brought me back in the evening.

December 4, 1955 – Sunday.  Snow flurries.  Ester, the boys and I went in to Truro to the funeral parlor in the afternoon.  Raymond, Duncan and Norman Miller came at  11:15 p.m.

December 5, 1955 – Monday.  A snow storm.  Gordon’s funeral was at 2 p.m. in the church.  A lot of people at the funeral.   Priscilla, Don, and the Miller men went away.

December 6, 1955 – Tuesday.  We washed but did not put the clothes out.  Billy Miller was here.  Took Ester to the store in the horse and sleigh.

December 7, 1955 – Wednesday.  Cold morning.  Down to zero.  Got the washing dried.  Rev L.P. Archibald called, also Glenn and Alice Blaikie in the evening.

December 8, 1955 – December 9, 1955 – no entries

December 10, 1955 – Saturday.  A snow storm.  Quite a fall of snow.  The plow went by in the afternoon.  I went to the store in the afternoon with Herman.

December 11, 1955 – Sunday.  A few snow flurries.  Geordie, Ena and family called today.  We were glad to have them a while.

December 12, 1955 – Monday.  Cloudy.  Went down to the Bookmobile and got some books.  Leon did not go to school.

December 13, 1955 – no entry

December 14, 1955 – Wednesday.  Cloudy.  We washed and washed floors.  Mrs Grant Cox and Mrs Put Fulton called on us this afternoon.

December 15, 1955 – Thursday.  Cloudy.  Ester and I went to Truro with Mr and Mrs A.L. Kennedy.  I called to see Min.   Homer, Joan and children here in the evening.

December 16, 1955 – Friday.  Fine.  The sun shone bright.

December 17, 1955 – Saturday.  Fine.  Leon and Lynn went to Truro with Herman. Did the house work and finished a pair of mittens.

December 18, 1955 – Sunday.  Cold.  A heavt white frost.  Mr and Mrs Christopher and Roy called.  Alfred, Jim, Leon and I went to the reopening of church.  Rev E. Gordon preached.

December 19, 1955 – Monday.  Fine and cold.  Done a washing and it dried well.  Mrs Graham Fulton and Mrs Fred Rutherford called.   The boys and I were down to the store shopping.

December 20, 1955 – Tuesday.  A cold day.  Getting a good many Christmas cards these days.

December 21, 1955 – Wednesday.  A cold morning.  From 20 to 25 below zero.   Glen Johnson and William McKillop in this morning.  jim and Leon to a party at B.R.H.S. in the evening.

December 22, 1955 – Thursday.  Still cold and fine.  Christmas tree at the hall this afternoon. Ester went with Leon.

December 23, 1955 – Friday.  Another cold day.  Homer was in a few minutes.  We got the two chickens dressed.  Leon and Lynn were to school.  Mr Archibald called.

December 24, 1955 – Saturday.  Not quite so cold.  Baked pies and cleaned up the floors.  The boys were down to Sigma Sea (sic).   Bill Miller called.  Had horse and sleigh.

December 25, 1955 – Sunday.  Christmas.  A little more snow.  Soft enough to stop drifting.   Jim, Lynn, Leon and I went to church.  Mr Archibald’s text was “If I had not come”  A good sermon.

December 26, 1955 – Monday.  Colder with a few snow flurries.  We had our Christmas dinner.  Chicken, cranberries, vegetables, and strawberry shortcake.  We all received some gifts.

December 27, 1955 – Tuesday.  n o entry

December 28, 1955 – Wednesday.  Fine.  Not so cold.  The boys were getting some wood split and put in.  Bill Miller took Leon and Lynn for a sleigh ride.

December 29, 1955 – Thursday.  Fine.  Alfred and I came home this afternoon.  Was pretty cold in our rooms.   Frank Johnson’s funeral this afternoon.  He was burnt to death in his house.

December 30, 1955 – Friday.  Snow.  Gwen and girls visiting Joan today.  Mrs Edna Burnett passed away yesterday morning.  Homer, Lawrence, Bert and Boyd went to Truro.

December 31, 1955 – Saturday.  A fine day but cold.  The snow plow came up today.  I baked bread, cookies and a pie.  Dressed 2 chickens.  This year we celebrated our 50th Wedding Anniversary, and a deep  sorrow came to us in Gordon’s passing.

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