The Journals of
January 1, 1936
- Wednesday. 12 degrees below zero this a.m. but the day was quite
nice. Alice spent the day with Mrs Alex and Mrs Arthur Putnam Fulton.
Nina had tea at S. Graham Fulton's - also took the hall key to him as he
is taking the janitorship of the hall. We baked bread out of Particia
January 2, 1936
- Thursday. 15 below zero, but a fine day. Glenn and I drove down to
Mrs Edson Cox's - but she was away. so I came home. We saw Mrs Herman
Johnson who told us of Mr Martin Johnson losing one of his team of
horses. Both horses got into the lake where Martin and men are
logging. One drowned, and the other is in a serious condition. Dr
Buntain was at Roy's and examined George and told him he could go to
school and do some light work.
January 3, 1936
- Friday. Quite a snowstorm, which turned to rain toward night, and
spoiled the sledding round here. The wind blew fiercely at night. The
WMS held their meeting at Mrs S.A. Fulotn's. No Division as far as we
January 4, 1936
- Saturday. Quite fine. Alice's birthday. She had tea with her
mother. Frank Whitman died yesterday. - of acute indigestion.
January 5, 1936
- Sabbath. Rainy and snowy but no sledding. Morris, Shirley, Nina and
I attended church service. The sermon was on "The Kingdom of God".
Glenn, Alice, Janet Geddes and Wilmer Hamilton motored to Musquodoboit
to attend the funeral of the late Frank Whitman, which was held in the
(Henry Section) church. Rev William MacDonald was the minister. Morris
was at tea at the manse.
January 6, 1936
- Monday. A fine day. Rather cool wind. Very little snow - no
sledding. Allie Dean is trucking logs from the old Bentley Blaikie
place, by way of Otter Brook, into this Village and landing them by the
river bridge by Henry Cox's. Roy and Co. got a new mill saw today. (Symmonds)
Had a note from Flossie - in a letter to Edna. Tom and Morris are at
January 7, 1936
- Tuesday. A fine day. Was in Roy's a while. Spent the p.m. at Mrs
Edson Cox's, fixing our reports. Sort of difficult to get them to come
right. Glenn came for me.
January 8, 1936
- Wednesday. Quite a nice day. No snow to mention. Alice attended
Y.L.C., the annual meeting, at Mrs Ross Johnson's this p.m. Nina, who
has been sick most of the week, was up this p.m. Tom Fulton got the
horses shod, at Martin Smith's. Roy, Edwin and Morris took lumber to
James Creelman, Otter Brook, and brought logs home this a.m. Sawed in
January 9, 1936
- Thursday. Cloudy with cold wind. Nina some better but not well yet.
Ladies Aid was at Mrs Clyde Reynolds' this p.m. Ladies present were Mrs
Frank L. Fulton, Mrs S.A. Fulton, Mrs Girdwood, Mrs J.D. Cox, Mrs Edson
Cox, Mrs Hazel Fulton, Mrs H.T. Fulton, Mrs Stuart Hickman, Mrs D.B.
Bentley, Mrs Roy Blaikie and myself. Glenn took us and Roy brought us
home. We heard of Mrs Burnham Stewart being in the V.G. Hospital,
seriously ill. Sent a letter to F.J.B.
January 10, 1936
- Friday. Dark this a.m. Rainy in the p.m. After dinner Roy, Uncle
Harris, Tom F., and Morris went to Eastville to see a mill. Nothing
worth while occurred.
January 11, 1936
- Saturday. Rained some in the morning. Cold wind. They did not work
in the mill. Logs scarce. Mr Suther Geddes is very ill at T.H.
Foster's. Glenn and Alice, after leaving the store tonight, visited a
short time at Warren Butcher's. Mr Butcher hopes to go to Kentville on
Tuesday. Had a letter from sister Clara today. Nina is some better,
but not well yet. Shirley was at Mr Girdwood's to C.G.I.T. this p.m.
Mr Suther Geddes is very ill at Tom Foster's.
January 12, 1936
- Sabbath. A lovely fine day. Was at church in the a.m. Mr Girdwood's
text from which he preached the sermon was "This is the victory that
overcometh the world, even our faith". I John 5:4. We spent a quiet
day. Alda and Muriel Fulton and Thelma were in a while. I was at Mrs
Margeson's an hour or so.
January 13, 1936
- Monday.Pretty fine. Clothes dried pretty well. Was in bed most of the
p.m. Just sort of tired. Roy is waiting on Suther Geddes tonight.
Morris is at the Manse. He and A.P. Fulton and Mr Girdwood are naming
committees for Y.P.S.C.E.
January 14, 1936 -
Tuesday. Snowed some but not any
sledding. Rained in the night last night. Glenn and Alice took Mr and
Mrs Warren Butcher to Truro today. Mr Butcher is on his way to the San.
in Kentville. Hopes to go tomorrow. Nina stayed with me at home.
Shirley had sore throat and came home early, from school.
January 15, 1936
- Wednesday. A lovely fine day. Glenn drove Mrs Margeson and me up the
other side of the river to Mrs Herman Johnson's this p.m. We called an
hour or more there, visiting with Mrs Johnson (nee Ella Deyarmond of
Burnside) and Mrs Isabella F. Hamilton , her great aunt who is staying
with her this winter, and a neighbor of ours in the Long-Ago, in
January 16 - 24, 1936
- Have been laid aside with rheumatism all these times. Dr Buntain
called once. Am still unable to be up. Had letters from E.M.B. and
F.J.B.; E.M.W., F.M.G., J.E.C., C.L.T., W.F.B., O.J.P. King
George V died January 21. Rudyard Kipling, January 20. Morris was to
Truro last Saturday. Roy,Edwin and Tom F. went too.
January 25, 1936
- Saturday. Cold and windy. Some sledding. Felt some better. Quite a
cold nasty wind. Nina at C.G.I.T. this p.m. Glenn and Alice at the
store in the p.m. Edna called this a.m.
January 26 - March 1, 1936
- Still in bed and couldn't write. Today, March 1st is Sunday. Fairly
warm and quite a nice day. Morris, Alice and Shirley were at church.
Mr Girdwood let church out a little early on account of the King
speaking at twelve o'clock sharp. Morris, Tom, Shirley and Nina
listened to him. (Morris, Tom and Nina missed the first part of his
talk). Mrs Hamilton was in to dine with us. Glenn and family took her
home. Roy and Edna up in the evening. The boys went to Christian
Endeavour. Glenn went down to hear Seth Parker which wasn't on.
Shirley Blaikie, pro tem
March 2, 1936
- Colder today than yesterday, but it was a very nice day. Shirley and
Nina were at school, and Freda and Leslie were at Mischief School.
Uncle Morris and Mr Thomas S. Fulton went to Badminton this evening.
Glenn went down to hear how Lum and Abner are getting on with Sedgwick's
birthday party. Guess I will sign off. Shirley Louise Blaikie, pro
March 2nd continued - I forgot to put this
in. Revrend Mister and Mistress William Girdwood called this
afternoon. Mr Henry Graham called this evening. Henry and Bella aren't
married yet. Mrs Elmira Blaikie is telling Miss Nina Stirling Blaikie a
story. So long from S.L.B. pro tem
March 3, 1936
- Rather fine but the wind was cold. Grandmother, Mira Blaikie, has
been feasting on the neighbor's soup as well as our own potato soup.
Mrs Mary Ann Cox and Mrs Arthur P. Fulton called. Miss Helen K.
Douglas, school mistress of the Upper Stewiacke School is suping with
Miss Alda Blaikie. Glenn milked tonight as Morris is taking a
vacation. Glenn thinks he might go to the town of Truro with Mister
Frank Brown Cox tomorrow afternoon. S.L.B. pro tem
March 4, 1936 - March 7, 1936 -
March 8, 1936
- Sunday. Lovely fine day. Morris, Glenn and Shirley (that be
myself). Uncle Harry, Aunt Nellie, Ralph, Lee and Mary Lou were out
for dinner, and supper. Morris went to Endeavour. Me, myself didn't
March 9, 1936
- no entry
March 10, 1936
- Heard that Jane Reynolds died about 3 a.m. Uncle Roy, Edwin and
Wilfred Pearson went to Truro for the coffin. Funeral is tomorrow, half
past two. S.L.B. pro tem
March 11, 1936
- Wednesday. A lovely fine day. There were quite a few went to Mrs
Reynolds' funeral. She was buried in Otter Brook grave yard for the
dead. Me, myself were not there. S.L.B. pro tem
March 12, 1936
- Thursday. Fairly fine. Doris Buntain went home. She was ushered to
Truro by Dr and Mrs J.H. Buntain and our highness Mrs Stewart Hickman.
Grade IX are putting on a debate at school next Tuesday, March 17.
March 13, 1936
- Friday. A very rainy day. We walked to school and got soaked. Uncle
David, Mary and Louise went to Division. Very muddy.
March 14, 1936
- Saturday. Fine but dark. Thomas, Glenn, Uncle Morris, me and Nina
went to the supper. I guess that is all.
March 15, 1936
- Sunday. A nice fine day. Shirley, Morris and Mamma was to church.
Morris was at Mr Fulton's for dinner. Thelma, Jean, Ruth were up this
afternoon. Freda, Ruth and Nina were down to the Post Office in the
afternoon. We saw Doris and Shirley Fulton.
March 16, 1936 - March 19, 1936 -
March 20, 1936
- Cold wind. There was quite a rain last night. The roads are very
bad. To Mr and Mrs Philip Redden were born a daughter. Tom Fulton and
Morris B. were invited to a small dance at Ed Mackenzie's tonight. The
men have been building a walk to the upper part of the new lumber house.
March 21, 1936
- Saturday. Dark and wet in the p.m. Am sitting up some these days.
Shirley and Nina are at the Manse helping quilt a quilt pieced by the
C.G.I.T. girls - they belonging to them - or that society. Edwin was in
to see me last evening. He is good company even to his grandmother.
March 22, 1936
- Sabbath. Rather cloudy, but warm. Rain last night. Alice and girls
and Morris at church. Morris was not at Y.P.S.C.E. Company this p.m.
Mrs Edson Cox, Miss Helen K. Douglas, Miss Clare Creelman, Thelma, Jean,
March 23, 1936
- Monday. Dark. Not cold.
March 24, 1936 - March 27, 1936
- no entries
March 28, 1936
- Saturday. Dark with some rain. Tom and Morris did not work today.
Mrs Elizabeth Crocker, Pembroke, called; also Mrs Alex Fulton,
yesterday. Mr Margeson got word of the death of his eldest son, Clyde,
on March 24th, leaving a wife and three grown-up children. A daughter
23, a son 21 and another daughter 19. Clyde Reynolds and Stuart
Hickman and their wives got their car stuck here last night. Glenn and
Morris took them home in Glenn's car; they dug theirs out today. Mrs
P.B. Miller and two little boys, left the Village yesterday, for the
first lap of their journey to their far off home in Texas, USA.
March 29, 1936
- Sabbath. Windy. Not very cold. Alice and girls went to the C.G.I.T.
time in the evening. Glenn and they and Morris to church. Roy was up
in the p.m.
March 30, 1936
- Monday. A lovely day. So fine and warm. Mrs Margeson was in to see
us this p.m. Tom and Morris at Badminton. Edna was up a little while,
also Jean and Ruth this evening. Marguerite Cox went to Ontario today
we hear. Had a letter from Aunt Martha.
March 31, 1936
- Tuesday. Nice day. Roads drying. Mrs David Kennedy visited us
today. We had a very nice visit with her. She called at Mr Margeson's
in the p.m. Mrs Girdwood made a nice call too. Alice cleaned Uncle
April 1, 1936
- Wednesday. Fine, but a cold wind. Edwin and Morris fenced again
today. James W. Deyarmond called this morning. He is not as active as
in years gone by. A.D. Fulton of Stewiacke is dead. Don't know what
day he passed away. Wrote or sent a letter to L.G. today, or yesterday.
April 2, 1936
- Thursday. A sort of grey day. Morris and Edwin clearing up old
fences. Quiet day. Mrs Alex Fulton called tonight, having been at Aid
at the Manse. Edna did not go, not feeling very well. Mrs Margeson
called. Sent a letter to E.M.B.
April 3, 1936
- Friday. A pretty fine day after the rain of last evening. Alda and
Jean were in. Joyce Deyarmond was in a minute. Nina had got some
mayflowers and they brought them into my room - she and Joyce. Mrs
Girdwood sent Alice and me a lunch - also Edna. There is a dance at A.L.
Kennedy's after Division tonight.
April 4, 1936
- Saturday. Cloudy. Some small snow flurries. Still am confined to my
room. Feel some better. Nina or Shirley were not at C.G.I.T. Alda
was up this evening. Glenn and Alice at the store.
April 4, 1936
- Sabbath. Quite fine. Glenn kept Freda and Leslie for Alice to go to
church. Mrs Grant Cox called to see me in the morning, before church
service. She always makes one feel content - such a nice neighbor as
April 6, 1936
- Monday. Rather cold wind with a drenching rain and electric lights
off in the evening. They had to leave their badminton and come home.
Mrs G.R. Deyarmond called in the afternoon. Born to Dr and Mrs George
McIntosh (nee Mary L. Fulton), April 5, a daughter. (College Road,
April 7, 1936
- Tuesday. Quite fine, but rain and sleet in the evening. Gertrude Cox
and Alda Blaikie called in the p.m. on their way to M.C. at Mrs
Girdwood's. Gertrude brought me a letter from her mother, and Mrs Cox
had put a little handkerchief in with the letter. Roy and Glenn went
toTruro this p.m. Came home early in the evening.
April 8, 1936
- Wednesday. Rather cold, with sleet showers and some sunshine in the
p.m. Dr Buntain called in the afternoon. Alda Blaikie in the
evening. Alice and Glenn were at Mrs Hamilton's. Mrs Alex Fulton got
her toe operated on by Dr J.H. Buntain.
April 9, 1936
- Thursday. Quite a frost last night. Fine this a.m. Wrote to F.J.B.
Had Easter favors and a letter from F.J.B., a letter from E.M.W., sick
room card from N.A.A. and my teeth, upper plate, from V.D. Crowe,
dentist, who had repaired them. Morris and Tom went to Badminton.
Hazel Deyarmond was in; also Edna. She, Edna, is not well; I wish she
April 10, 1936
- Friday. Cloudy and raw. Good Friday. The girls spent it at their
Grandma Hamilton's. Mrs Margeson called. Also Jean Blaikie. Morris
did not go to Division tonight. Tom went out home. (Took salts,
April 11. 1936
- Saturday. A grey cloudy day. Glenn went to Truro with Artie
Kennedy. Mrs Martin S. Fulton called this afternoon. Mrs Margeson also
called this evening and has now gone home as she doesn't like the boogy
man after dark.
Aprril 12, 1936
- Sabbath. Glenn, Shirley and Morris at church. An Easter Service.
Mrs G.R. Deyarmond was in this p.m.
April 13, 1936
- Monday. Cool with sleet and rain. My sister, Mrs Woodworth, Fred,
Ralph (of Canard), and Eva, her sons and daughter, also Mrs W,'s niece,
Miss Alice A. Eaton (Halifax) came up today. Mrs Woodworth stayed for
the week; the others returned to Stewiacke this p.m.
April 14, 1936 - April 18, 1936 -
Quite a disagreeable week. Rain,
snow and sleet. Some sunshine. Had a nice week with my sister Edith.
She visited at Roy's one day; that was all the visit she made. Great
anxiety is felt these days for three men who went down into the Moose
River Gold mine, and the mine caved in. They were still alive in a
week. One, Herman McGill died then. All three belonged to Ontario. Dr
Henderson and Alfred Scadding were still alive Tuesday, April 21st. The
people got the diamond drill through and had given the men some
April 19, 1936
- Sabbath. A cloudy day with some sunshine. Morris, Shirley, Nina and
Aunt Edith at church. Fred and Eva Woodworth and Edith Goodwin came up
for my sister Edith (Mrs Woodworth) this a.m. and went home about 4
p.m. Harry and Nellie Blaikie and Walter and Don, June and Mary were
here and at Roy's too; going home after tea.
April 20, 1936
- Monday. Not much sinshine, but a pretty nice day. Nina went toschool
having been home most of last week. Glenn and G.R. Deyarmond took a
load of lumber to Truro - brought logs from Half-Way Brook, back. The
Y.L.Club have a play from Brookfield staged in the hall tonight.
Shirley and Nina are there.
April 21, 1936
- Tuesday. Dark with rain in the p.m. The men are still in the Moose
River Mine. Edna was in a little while this a.m. Alice was papering at
the sitting room.
April 22, 1936
- Wednesday. Very windy. In the middle of the night, the men in the
Moose River Gold Mine - two living - Dr D. Robertson and Alfred Scadding,
and Herman McGill, dead, were brought out. 141 feet. They had been
underground since April 12. Mrs Margeson was in. Mr Allan Johnson,
Newton Mills, died very suddenly.
April 23, 1936
- Thursday. Quite a nice day. Glenn took C.P. and G.R. Deyarmond to
Truro. Mr and Mrs George Bentley, a baby girl, stillborn. Roy was to
Stewiacke today. He was to see me tonight.
April 24, 1936
- Friday. Stormy. Rain and snow. Edna was up this morning. Mrs Alex
Fulton was in in the afternoon. Also Mrs P.W. Graham and Mrs Charles
Graham (Aunt Alice), who were here to tea. Mrs Alfred Johnson and her
son Homer called - the two Mrs Graham's were with them. Glenn got a
radio in Truro Wednesday. He took Charlie Deyarmond and G.R. Deyarmond
to Truro. Charlie was returning to Bear River after a visit in Upper
April 25, 1936
- Saturday. There was a sprinkling of snow on the ground this morning.
But it melted and there was some sunshine. Tom Fulton helped me to go
downstairs this evening, and Morris helped me back again.
April 26. 1936
- Sabbath. Cloudy and windy this forenoon, and rainy in the afternoon -
chilly too. Alice, Shirley and Morris were at church. I came
downstairs and had dinner at the table. Went upstairs right afterward.
Thelma was up in the p.m. Edwin in the evening. Tom Fulton was in in
the evening too.
April 27, 1936
- Monday. Quite fine, especially in the p.m. Alda was in, also Edna.
I went downstairs in the p.m.. Stayed until after tea. We heard of
three deaths - people we knew. Mrs J.Jeff Cox (Ethel Johnson),
Springfield, Mass.; Mrs Rufus Taylor, Meadowvale; and Mr Lewis Fisher,
Hutchinson, Musquodoboit. Mrs Margeson was in a little while tonight.
I had gone to bed, but she came upstairs. Morris carried me up to bed.
It was easier than walking.
April 28, 1936
- Tuesday. Cloudy. Some wind. Mrs Rufus Taylor (nee Lizzie E.
Gourley)'s funeral was held at her home, Meadowvale , at 2 o'clock,
p.m.. Burial in Riverside Cemetery. Mr Lewis Fisher's funeral was held
in Musquodoboit this p.m. Roy was in to see me a few minutes. The
Division was invited to Brookfield this evening. They hired C.B.
Reynold's truck to take them. Morris and Shirley went from here. Sent
a letter to E.M.B. Had one from F.J.B.
April 29, 1936
- Wednesday. Rather cloudy, with some rain. The old truck is being
traded for a new one at Blaikie's Garage, Truro. Mrs G.R. Deyarmond
called tonight. Mr and Mrs Percy R. Goodwin, Stewiacke East, came up
and spent the evening. They brought Miss Mima Douglas up to see her
sister, Miss Helen Douglas. Miss Mima teaches at Stewiacke East; Miss
Helen at Upper Stewiacke.
April 30, 1936
- Thursday. Cloudy; quite warm. Mrs Alex Fulton was in to see me this
afternoon. Mrs J.W. and G.R. Deyarmond, this evening. Tom Fulton is
out home. Roy and Glenn went to Truro for the new truck. Morris was
away practicing for tomorrow night's entertainment at Middle Stewiacke.
May 1, 1936
- Friday. A nice warm spring day. Was downstairs this p.m. Mrs S.A.
Fulton called, also Mr and Mrs Girdwood, and Alda and Jean. The
Division is invited to Middle Stewiacke tonight. Gordon Miller was over
tonight. Mrs Neil Archibald and Mrs Thomas Dunsmore are having a
private sale of the household effects of their mother. the late Mrs Eben
May 2, 1936
- Saturday. A lovely fine day. Alice finished papering the dining room
last evening. She was very busy today. She and Glenn were at the
store, and are away elsewhere this evening. Edwin was to see me. Mrs
Dunsmore was in this p.m. and brought me a few of Mrs Eben Fulton's
(her mother who passed away last fall) things. It was kind of them.
Mrs Martin Fulton was in this evening. Mr Margeson is not very well.
Dr Buntain was to see him this late p.m.
May 3, 1936
- Sabbath. Windy, but fine and warm. Nina was sick at her stomach, but
went to Sunday School which opened today, but she came home before it
was out. Most of Roy's folks were in to see me.
May 4, 1936
- Monday. A rainy day. I was downstairs this p.m. Morris carried me
up after tea. Had a letter from E.M.B. Dr Buntain is getting settled
in Mrs Eben's former house. Dr and Mrs Buntain are boarding at Mrs
Henry P. Cox's for a few days. Glenn and Alice are down to Mrs
Hamilton's tonight. Tom is probably at Badminton. Morris in bed.
May 5, 1936
- Tuesday. Dark and a little rain this morning. But the weather
cleared before night. Tom Fulton and Morris Blaikie and some others
went to Truro to see the pley "The Tale of Two Cities". Roy's car, with
Edwin and Alda and others went too. Glenn was at the auction and got a
few cents worth. Was not downstairs today. Morris and others went to a
dance at Roy Patterson's after coming from the play.
May 6, 1936
- Wednesday. Fine. Cool wind. Edna was up a little while, Alda was up
in the evening. She and Tom Fulton and Morris were in my room a short
time. Glenn and Roy took lumber to Truro this p.m.
May 7, 1936
- Thursday. Fine with cool wind. Ladies Aid met at Mrs F.A. (Hazel )
Fulton's this p.m. Mrs Alex Fulton called on her way to it. Edna did
not go. She is not well. Roy and Sedley Fulton and Morris finished
loading a car load of deal in Brookfield this p.m. The people of
Meadowvale put on a concert in the Village Hall tonight. Alice and
Glenn went. Wrote to F.J.B. this week.
May 7, 1936
- Friday. Quite a nice day. Cool wind. Raining tonight. Morris and
Shirley went to Division and afterwards went to a surprise party for Mr
and Mrs Suther Geddes at Tom Foster's. Roy was to Truro with lumber.
Mrs Hamilton, Alice's mother, was up to see us a short time in the p.m.
May 9, 1936
- Saturday. Rainy. Rheumatism troublesome. In bed all day.
Glenn, Tom Fulton and Morris were to Burnside in the p.m. They went to
fish but only got 4 trout. Edwin and Alda went to Middle Musquodoboit
tonight. Thelma and Jean were here this evening. Alice and Glenn were
to the store and to Mrs Hamilton's.
May 10, 1936
- Sabbath. Quite fine. Alice, Shirley and Morris at church. Had
dinner and supper downstairs. Morris carried me down and up twice.
The boys , (Tom and Morris), did not go to Y.P.S.C.E. Roy was up a
little while before he went to Meadowvale in the p.m. Edna was in in
the a.m. She brought me a nice can of talcum powder from herself and
Roy; Harry and Nellie sent two nice handkerchiefs, a Mother's card and
$1.00. Kind of them all.
May 11, 1936
- Monday. Cool wind; rather cloudy. Tom and Morris at badminton
tonight. Had a parcel, bath salts, hankie, and poem from E.M.B. Letter
from F.J.B. and letter from E.M.W. Sent letters to E.J. Was not
downstairs today. Mrs David Kennedy has been in the C.C. Hospital for
some days. Mrs Margeson was in this p.m.
May 12, 1936
- Tuesday. Warm and sunshiny. Alice was washing the kitchen walls.
Uncle Harris very ailing with bronchitis and asthma. Dr Buntain was in
to see him; and me too. We got word from Edith Woodworth, who had a
telegram from Miss Saidee Graham of Saskatoon, Sask. , telling her that
her mother, (and our cousin) Mrs Laura Graham was dead. She passed away
with a heart attack. They are bringing her home for burial at Five
islands, Col. Co.
May 13. 1936
- Wednesday. Dark - a little rain. Was downstairs for dinner and
supper. Bub not very well. Glenn and Alice were to Mrs Hamilton's
tonight, but Mrs Hamilton and Wilmer were away; so they came up to G.R.
Deyarmond's a while.
May 14, 1936
- Thursday. A dark, wet day. Uncle Harris feeling no better. No
appetite. Alice cleaning at the kitchen. Was downstairs for dinner and
supper. Glenn to Burnside with the Deyarmond's, Mr and Mrs G.R.,
tonight. Mrs Alex Fulton called tonight. Tom and Morris at
Badminton. Am thinking of the coming home to Nova Scotia of the
remains of Dear Cousin Laura Graham. No doubt it will come to Economy
(Lower) tonight. The home she went to as a bride. Her daughter Mary,
Mary's husband and their daughter Laura (Mrs Graham's grand daughter)
are living there now. Mr and Mrs J. Bruce Moir, and Laura E. Moir.
Laura is to be buried in Five Islands; in the family lot. No more
shall we enjoy her kindly visits, or see her sweet face. But the Father
in Heaven knew when he was ready for her, and called her home. It is
easy to look on the dark side and think of the lonliness without her,
but there is a brighter side. Where she has gone to dwell, there are no
sorrow or pain or sin. We know God doeth all things well - let us trust
and find peace in that trust.
May 15, 1936
- Friday. This has been a lovely fine day. Laura Graham's funeral was
to be today. This is evening. I have been quite well today. Was out a
few minutes. Alice was at Y.L.C. today - p.m. She and Lola and
Florence and Ethel went with Glenn in the car. Shirley has gone to
May 16, 1936
- Saturday. A rainy day. Some snow fell. Roy, Jean and Ruth went to
Truro to get Edna. They got home near supper time. Uncle Charlie
Blaikie came out with them. Glenn had taken a load of lumber to Truro;
G.R. Deyarmond accompanying him. Mrs D.B. Bentley spent the p.m. here,
and had tea, then returning to her home when Glenn and Alice went to the
store for their groceries etc.
May 17, 1936
- Sabbath. Cloudy with some showers. Charlie Blaikie went up to Martin
Fulton's in the p.m. Glenn and Alice to Musquodoboit to see Mr Sidney
Hamilton, Alice's great uncle, who is pretty sick. They live in
Greenwood section. Alice and Glenn had tea at Mrs Whitman's.
May 18, 1936
- Monday. A lovely fine warm day. Glenn went to Truro with lumber.
G.R. Deyarmond went with him. Roy went to Stewiacke. Mrs Alex Fulton
May 19, 1936
- Tuesday. Chilly wind. Slight showers. Charlie Blaikie returned to
Truro with Glenn when he took a truck load of lumber there.
May 20, 1936
- Wednesday. A fine day. Chilly wind. Mrs Alex Fulton called. Mrs
J.D. Cox looked in the door. They were going to see Mrs Robert Cox. Mrs
Margeson was in a little while too. Alice just told me that J,W.
Girdwood was downstairs now. This is (or was) my Dear Thomas Blaikie's
29th birthday. Eight years since he passed away.
May 21. 1936
- Thursday. A sunshiny chilly windy day. Glenn and Roy went
toBrookfield with lumber this p.m. Home by tea time. Mr and Mrs Will
T. Nelson and Mr and Mrs Arthur Power called a short time this p.m. The
latter couple had motored from Newport, R.I., bringing Rena Andrews,
daughter of Stanley Andrews, Elmsvale, Musquodoboit, home from there.
Mr and Mrs Power are uncle and aunt of Rena. Mrs Arnold Wood and Mrs
G.R. Deyarmond also called, and J.W. Girdwood was up tonight,
accompanying Morris to Badminton. Born to Mr and Mrs H. Beveridge
Graham, Pembroke, a son. Sent a letter to F.J.B.
May 22, 1936
- Friday. Fine mostly, but some clouds. Chilly wind. They got up
early in order that Roy take lumber to Truro. Edna was up a little
while this p.m. Allan Deyarmond, Burnside also called. Had a letter,
poem, package of evening scented phlox and 50 cents from F.J.B. for
Mother's day. Morris gave me a new fountain pen.
May 23, 1936
- Saturday. Quite a heavy frost last night. Dark and chilly today.
Shirley and Nina went to C.G.I.T. meeting this p.m. It is closing for
the summer. Morris went to Stewiacke tonight.
May 24, 1936
- Sabbath. Dark, some wind. Alice and Nina and Shirley at church. I
got up to dinner but had breakfast and tea in bed. Jean and Thelma were
up in the p.m. Roy was to see me tonight.
May 25, 1936
- Monday. Quite warm. Had one shower. Messrs Abram Bentley, J.W.
Benvie, and Richie Barrett began remodeling the church today. There
was no school. The girls and their pals were fishing. Roy and Glenn
took lumber to Truro.
May 26, 1936
- Tuesday. Cool wind. Heavy frost. Glenn and Roy were to Truro with
lumber this p.m. The scraper was on the road round here today. Edna
was in to see me tonight. Also Mrs George Bentley. Was abed today -
May 27, 1936
- Wednesday. Fine Frost this a.m. Roy and Glenn took two loads of
lumber to Truro today. Cyrus Graham dined here. Mrs Margeson was in
in the p.m. Mrs Alex Fulton, this evening. She and Mrs J.D. Cox had
been making a few calls round. Had a letter from C.L.T. Did not get up
today. Feel a little better tonight. This was Edwin's 22nd birthday.
I did not see him.
May 28, 1936
- Thursday. Dark and rainy. Edna was up and brought me some of Edwin's
birthday cake. Alda was up tonight. Also Jack Girdwood. Alice sent
her 3 fowl down to the store. They weighed 14 1/2 pounds.
May 29, 1936
- Friday. Dark, some showers in the p.m. Still in bed, tho' I walked
about my room. Feet quite sore when I walked. Glenn went to Truro this
p.m. Roy was in a while.
May 30, 1936
- Saturday. Dark. A few drizzles. Glenn was to Truro. Edna was in a
few minutes. Had letters from E.M.B. and Mary Moir. Glenn and Alice
away. Mrs Edmund Hamilton was up a little while this p.m.
May 31, 1936
- Sabbath. Clouds, slight showers and sunshine. Mr and Mrs J.D.
Webster, Mr and Mrs Beverly G. Neal and little daughter Joy called this
p.m. Harry, Don and June were here to tea. Also J.W. Girdwood. We
were glad to see them all.
June 1, 1936
- Monday. Roy and Glenn were to Truro with lumber. Mrs Jane Ellis
called this evening. Also Edna. Jack Girdwood was in.
June 2, 1936
- Tuesday. Quite warm. Pretty fine. Earle Kennedy was harrowing our
land for grain. Mrs J. McCoul, Mrs A.L. Margeson, and Mrs Richard
Barrett called this p.m. Morris went to Truro this evening with Miss
Douglas, Alda Blaikie and J.W. Girdwood. Tom was talking to me a little
while. Sent a letter to O.J.P. and also received one from her.
June 3, 1936
- Wednesday. Windy but fine and warm. A. Putnam Fulton sowed our oats
today. They did not go to Truro. Mrs E. Cox called tonight. Mrs A.P.,
Lola, Fulton called this p.m. Sent a letter to F.J.B. today.
June 4, 1936
- Thursday. Quite warm. Cloudy. Ladies Aid was held at Mrs Alex
Fulton's. Guess they had quite a full number of members present. This
was Village Aid. Mrs J.D. Cox, and Mrs Edson Cox called. Mrs Hamilton
was up a little while. Mrs Suther Geddes who went to the South Side Aid
held at Mrs Henry P. Cox's, called a little while.
June 5, 1936
- Friday. Warm. Slight showers. Harry and Nellie were fishing "up
the river". They called on their way home. Mrs Alex Fulton called
tonight. Edna called this afternoon. J.W. Girdwood was here tonight.
The "Busy Bees" - two or three, are still at the church.
June 6, 1936
- Saturday. Fine, and very warm. I sat on the front door step most of
the day. John Girdwood called a short time this a.m. Mr and Mrs
Girdwood, in the late afternoon. Glenn, G.R. Deyarmond and J.W.
Girdwood went to Truro in the truck in the afternoon. Edna was up.
Glenn and Alice at the store tonight. Nina spent the day at her Uncle
June 7, 1936
- Sabbath. Just like yesterday, only not quite so hot. Morris and
Shirley and Nina ar church this a.m. We listened to a sermon from P.E.I.
The text was "not by might, nor by power but by my spirit saith the
Lord". It was preached by a Rev Mr Barbour. Then after tea, Mr George
Gardner of the Full Gospel Church, Halifax, preached a sermon on the
text "Where is the Lord God of Elijah?" A very nice and very earnest
sermon I thought. He spoke of Elijah's discouragement and God's telling
Elijah of the 7000 who had not bowed the knee to Baal, for his comfort.
June 8, 1936
- Monday. A nixce fine day. They finished most of the seeding today -
Mr Earle Kennedy and his son Arthur. Mr Margeson called this a.m. It
is long since we had a talk. He is a fine man - growing old in the
physical part of him; but ever young in the spiritual, fine things of
life. Alice set out her tomatoes - some of them.
June 9, 1936
- Tuesday. Another nice day. The Messrs Kennedy had not quite finished
the seeding - gardens - so finished this forenoon. Mr and Mrs R.D.
Power and little Elizabeth Deyarmond were at the door - Alice and I
talked to them a few minutes. Glenn took me to Mrs Margeson's. I was
there to tea. Her mother, Mrs Julia McCoul is visiting with her. Had a
nice visit. Glenn and leslie came for me - in the car. Shirley and
Morris, with the Y.P.S., went to Stewiacke East to attend a gathering of
the Y.P.S. of several communities at E.G. Campbell's of that section.
June 10, 1936
- Wednesday. Fine this forenoon. Cloudy in the p.m. Alda was in a
short time this p.m. Mrs Margeson, a little while after tea. Roy and
Glenn were to Truro with lumber. Saw Nellie Graham going by; spoke to
her a few minutes.
June 11, 1936
- Thursday. Dark, but only two very slight showers of rain. Roy and
Glenn went to Truro after dinner. Edna was in a few minutes; also Alda.
Not much to write tonight. Had a letter from F.J.B.
June 12, 1936
- Friday. Dark with slight showers. Intended spending the p.m. at
Roy's and Edwin came for me, but Mrs W.P. Miller came to visit us, and
so I did not go. We had a very pleasant afternoon. Morris did not go
to Division tonight. Tom went out home. Shirley, Alda and Thelma went
June 13, 1936
- Saturday. Pretty fine and quite warm. Got up this a.m., but had an
attack of rheumatism and had to get Morris to come from the mill and
carry me to bed. Dr Buntain came and gave me some directions; told me
to stay in bed the remainder of the day. Edna was up; also Alda. Roy
and Glenn were to Truro. Glenn and Alice are to the store etc tonight.
Miss Minnie Dunlap, Otter Brook, has passed away. Also Mrs Wm. Redmond
and a Miss Redmond, sister of Ernest Redmond, both of them natives of
Musquodoboit. The work of renovating the church is finished.
June 14, 1936
- Sabbath. Quite fine. Pretty warm. Alice did not go to church
today. I was at Roy's to spend the p.m. and to tea. Morris was down
with Jack to tea. Mr and Mrs G.R. Deyarmond called at Roy's and came up
here when Roy brought me home. Glenn, Alice and family were at Mrs
Hamilton's a while in the p.m.
June 15, 1936
- Monday. Fog showers, which turned to rain in the end. Nice rain,
which was needed. Glenn and G.R. Deyarmond went to Truro in the p.m.
They brought some furniture for Mrs A.P. Fulton, from Brookfield
June 16, 1936
- Tuesday. A nice rain last night. Some rain today. Glenn and Mr
Wallace Gault took lumber to Truro. Mr Gault was here to tea. Glenn
and Alice were to the store tonight.
June 17, 1936
- Wednesday. Dark this a.m., but it turned out to be a nice fine day.
Y.L.C. was at Mrs W.D. Kennedy's this p.m. They made arrangements for a
farewell party at Helen Johnson's for Miss Douglas, who is soon to cease
teaching and be married. There is to be a shower for her at Mrs Edson
Cox's Saturday evening. Jack Girdwood was here a little while tonight.
Had a letter from E.M.B.
June 18, 1936
- Thursday. A nice fine, rather cool day. Glenn and G.R. Deyarmond
took lumber to Truro this p.m. J.D. Cox called to see us a little
while this afternoon; we do not often see him. Alda was in tonight.
Glenn and Alice abroad. We hear of weddings and showers in this "merrie
month of June". May they all be happy!
June 19, 1936
- Friday. Fine, cool. Glenn and George Blaikie went to Truro with
lumber this p.m. C.A. Blaikie and A.W. MacKenzie were here for their
June 20, 1936
- Saturday. A fine rather cool day. Mrs Margeson called in the p.m.
Shirley and Nina were down to Mrs Edson Cox's to a shower for Miss H.K.
Douglas. J.D. Cox is visiting in Truro. Tom is staying all night this
June 21, 1936
- Sabbath. A wet day; not so much rain as a wet mist; some showers tho'.
Glenn stayed at home from church today. He and Alice went to East
Stewiacke this p.m. Mr Alex Fulton was at Roy's to dinner; and
afterward called here. Roy was up a while this evening. We missed J.W.
Girdwood today. He was not up.
June 22, 1936
- Monday. Fine with a cool breeze. Provincial Exams began today, with
Mrs Edson Cox as Deputy Examiner. 14 students. Thelma Blaikie, Lois
Barrett, Dorothy Kennedy and Muriel Fulton are the B's from this
school. Was at Roy's this p.m. Alice was down to the store and while
waiting called to see Mrs C.P. MacMillan. Glenn and George had lumber
to Truro. Made a blue broadcloth slip which Alice gave me - she cut it
out and did the machine sewing. Sent a letter to E.M.B.
June 23, 1936
- Tuesday. King Edward VIII's birthday. A fine cool day. Roy and
Glenn took lumber to Stanley Andrews, Elmsvale. He is building a new
house. J.W. Girdwood and Mrs George Bentley and Edna made us short
calls in the late p.m. Was in bed with sore knees part of the day.
June 24, 1936
- Wednesday. Dark this forenoon; rainy in the late afternoon and
tonight. A farewell party for Miss Helen Douglas at Ross Johnson's
tonight. Glenn and Alice and Tom and Morris are there. This was the
last day of school. Miss Douglas' last of teaching.
June 25, 1936
- Thursday. Still foggy; not much rain. Miss Helen Douglas called to
see us this p.m. She and her sister Mary, who taught at Cross Roads,
left for their home in Earltown this afternoon. Tom Fulton was out to
his home. Glenn was to Truro. Had a letter from F.J.B.
June 26, 1936
- Friday. Wet, like yesterday; not heavy rain. George Purdy, South
Branch, dined with us. Roy and Edwin took a load of wood to Harry's
cottage at Shortt's Lake, after tea. Had a letter from E.M.B. Alda
called and combed Shirley's and Nina's hair - waving hair. Provincial
June 27, 1936
- Saturday. Dark and showery. Roy and Glenn went to Truro with
lumber. Edwin and Alda went to Stewiacke after tea.
June 28, 1936
- Sabbath. Dark and showery like yesterday. Rev W. Matthews and wife
were at the Manse, and also at church. Roy had Glenn's car out to
Sunday School at Meadowvale; as Edwin and Alda had theirs to Stewiacke.
Roy had heard of "Little James Taylor, living in USA" being dead;
believed to have been murdered. J.W. Girdwood was up a while in the
June 29, 1936
- Monday. Sunshine and clouds and a little rain. Eva Woodworth came up
with Edwin and Alda from Stewiacke, last evening. She was here a little
while this a.m. Shirley and Nina were at a Handkerchief Shower at M.S.
Fulton's for Doris E. and Shirley Fulton, daughters of Mrs Hazel Fulton,
who is moving to Amherst tomorrow. School meeting is held tonight.
Also a farewell meeting at C.B. Reynolds' for Mrs Hazel Fulton.
June 30, 1936
- Tuesday. Fine; cool; rainbow in the late p.m. Mrs G.A. Deyarmond
visited us this forenoon. Left shortly after two. She has not been home
from USA for a long time. Roy and Glenn went to Truro this p.m. Mrs
Alex Fulton and grand daughter , little Betty Murray, called and brought
me a bouquet of heliotrope, bleeding heart, iris and roses after tea.
Sent a letter to F.J.B. and an order to Simpson's. C.A. Blaikie came
from Truro tonight.
July 1, 1936
- Wednesday. A fine cool day. Windy. Eva was here to dinner and
supper. Alice helped me pot the red begonias and maple-leaf begonia
over. Mrs Margerson called. J.W. Girdwood called and spent the
evening. Also Eva and Alda were here. Glenn and Alice went to
Musquodoboit tonight. Charlie Blaikie returned home , after he and
Uncle Harris (Bub) had spent the day in Burnside.
July 2, 1936
- Thursday. Not so cool as yesterday, but cloudy. They took two loads
of lumber to Brookfield to send to Cape Breton for J. Kenny, who has a
contract for large building. Eva was up a little while. Edna was up a
little while tonight.
July 3, 1936
- Friday. A nice fine day. Quite warm. They are hauling lumber to
Brookfield for J. Kenny, to be shipped to Cape Breton. They are planing
tonight. Mrs Margeson was over this p.m. Eva was here to dinner.
Morris is down at Ross Johnson's practicing for entertainment for
Sabbath evening; the Middle Stewiacke Y.P.S.C.E. is invited to meet with
Upper Stewiacke on that night.
July 4, 1936
- Saturday. Fine this a.m. Cloudy with showers (slight) this p.m.
Eva here to dinner. Preparatory service in the church in the afternoon.
Only Shirley and Nina of our family there. Alice and Glenn down to the
store tonight. Morris at the P.O. practicing tonight. Mrs C.P.
MacMillan is pretty sick now. She will not likely live long.
July 5, 1936
- Sabbath. A cloudy day. Communion Sabbath. Rev W.M. Matthews of
First United Church, Truro, preached. The Middle Stewiacke Y.P.S.C.E.
are meeting with the Village Society tonight. Morris, Tom Fulton and
Nina are there from this house. We had quite a few of "our ain folk" to
see us. Mrs Edith Woodworth (my sister), Mr Fred Woodworth, her son, and
Mrs Percy Goodwin and daughter Edith, came before church was over. Just
as they were ready to start home - taking Eva with them - Mr and Mrs
Charles Blaikie and Percy Goodwin drove up. Edith, Fred and Eva left
about 5 p.m. The others - all except Bessie (Mrs Charles Blaikie),went
to Roy's to tea. After they left us, Miss Ada Benvie called. She has
been a nurse for many years; is in Victoria, BC now. It was nice to see
her again. It is 12 years since she was home last.
July 6, 1936
- Monday. Fine. Mission Circle at Mrs C.B. Reynolds'. Walked to Roy's
and back after tea.
July 7, 1936
- Tuesday. Clouds. Some sunshine and some showers; moderately warm.
Glenn, Alice, Nina, Margaret Miller, Mrs A.P. Fulton, and Alda went to
Truro after dinner. The ladies club were invited to Mrs C.C. Cox's of
Truro this p.m. and these went in Glenn's car. Shirley and I kept
house. Tom Fulton is out home tonight. Morris was to G.R. Deyarmond's
for a hair cut, and to the store for 4 prs of hose and a necktie.
July 8, 1936
- Wednesday. Cloudy and rainy. Thunder and lightning. Mrs Margeson
called this p.m. Shirley was down to visit Mrs Hamilton today. Came
home after tea. Mrs C.P. MacMillan died about 4:30 p.m. today. Roy and
Glenn took lumber to Truro.
July 9, 1936
- Thursday. A nice fine day. Glenn and Roy to Truro this a.m. Hauling
and loading lumber on a car in Brookfield to be shipped to J. Kenny in
Cape Breton in the p.m. Was at Roy's to show Edna my new dress and she
is fixing it for me. Mr Margeson called after dinner. Glenn and Alice
away tonight. J.W. Girdwood called.
July 10, 1936 -
Friday. A fine day; pretty warm. They
took lumber to Brookfield, 2 loads in the p.m. The funeral of the late
Mrs Charles P. MacMillan was held at her home at 2 p.m. and the remains
were taken to Truro and laid in the Robie Street Cemetery beside her
first husband, Harry Hattie, who died many years ago. The pall bearers
were Martin Johnson, Hedley Creelman, Roy Blaikie and Ross Johnson. In
the p.m. Mr and Mrs Frank W. Abrahamson, Mrs Edith Woodworth, Miss
Dorothy Webster and Mr Walter Webster called here and at Roy's and Alex
Fulton's; they hoped to get back to Wittenberg about 6 p.m. Mrs Alex
Fulton and Kenneth called tonight.
July 11, 1936
- Saturday. Fine day. Quite hot. Roy and Glenn loaded another car at
Brookfield for J. Kenny. Then they took a saw to Stewiacke to be
repaired. After tea, Uncle Harris (Bub) , Morris and I came to
July 12, 1936
- Sabbath. A nice fine day. We all went to church except Uncle Harris
and George Bud , who is working here. Rev A.H. Campbell was the
preacher for today. Text Phil 3:13, 14. verses. After dinner, Fred and
Morris lay down under the trees and had a talk, and a nap. Morris left
after tea and just as he left, Harry, Nellie, Don, June and H. Lee and
baby Mary came for a little while - then went to their cottage at
Short's Lake. All here are abed.
July 13, 1936
- Monday. A fine day. Cloudy and rain-like tonight. Sewed at the
collar of my dress. Edith and Eva washed in the morning. Erva Cox and
Eva went up to Stewiacke in the p.m. and Eva is with Erva tonight.
Wrote to F.J.B. Uncle Harris visited Mr Hugh Tupper and the Morton
Ellis' today. He got back for tea. Fred began haying. George Budd,
Amherst, is working with him.
July 14, 1936 -
Tuesday. Cloudy this a.m. Rainy with
thunder this afternoon. A lot of hay got wet, as it was cut yesterday.
Fred took Bub up to Dickie's mill this a.m. Edith and I went for the
drive. A Mr Carter took Bub to Percy's in the afternoon. Some young
people are here tonight.
July 15, 1936
- Wednesday. Dark this a.m. Fine in the p.m. A quiet day. Young
people playing ball at the neighbors tonight. Fred and George Budd up
to Stewiacke this forenoon.
July 16, 1936
- Thursday. A fine hay day. Fred mowed some more grass and put in 3
loads of hay. Had quite a bunch of callers today. Mr Meadows in the
a.m. The girls near with their relatives and friends, and tonight, Miss
Dorothy Barkhouse, nurse in training at St John; Mrs Page Tupper and her
uncle Mr Albert Higgins and brother Laurie Cruickshank.
July 17, 1936
- Friday. Another fine day, with some clouds. They carted hay, but did
not get all in that was mowed. We had a drive up town this evening.
July 18, 1936
- Saturday. Fine day for haying. They got all the hay in that Fred had
cut. Laurence Stone and George Budd helping him. Harold Steele came
this p.m. He is spending the week-end here. No letters have come to me
July 19, 1936
- Sabbath. Dark and rainy. We went to Flora Goodwin's today in the
p.m. Mr and Mrs Bruce Moir and daughter Laura, and friend, Alden
Johnson were there. We enjoyed their company very much. As we left,
Harry and Nellie Blaikie and children Donald, June and Lee arrived at
Percy Goodwin's. Now it is bed time and the sweet rest of the night is
before us. Fred Woodworth, his mother and I attended church at
Stewiacke this morning. Rev Herman Campbell preached from the text "Now
is the accepted time, now is the day of salvation".
July 20, 1936
- Monday. A fine day. Good for haying. Fred mowed the remainder of
his upland hay. He will not get the marsh now. Laurence Stone was not
here. We heard of J. McC. Cox of South Branch getting hurt by a hay
pitcher; and taken to Hospital. No other particulars. The young people
here, at this house, were over at Mr Joe Cox's playing ball this
July 21, 1936
- Tuesday. Another fine hay day. Fred Woodworth finished haying, and
mowed some for Mr Laurence Stone. Little Gordon Stone was here to
dinner and tea. Fred and Laurence were at Laurence's to dinner. Eva
was to Stewiacke Town Clinic. She was pronounced OK in health. No
letters for me today. Sent a letter to E.M.B. Laurie Cruickshanks is
here this evening playing cards with Fred, Eva and George Budd.
July 22, 1936
- Wednesday. Quite fine but a little cloudy with a moisture in the
air. Fred was mowing for Laurence Stone. George Budd choring round,
hoeing etc here. Mrs Melville Marshall and Mrs Lorne Simpson here to
tea and in the evening. Flora, Percy and Edith Goodwin and George
Andrews here in the evening too. Had letters from D.M.B. and E.M.B.
This is H. Lee Blaikie's 6th birthday.
July 23, 1936
- Thursday. Another fine day. Fred began haying at S.J. Creelman's,
and was away all day. George Budd hoeing etc. Read in the "Mail" of a
sad accident, the drowning at Short's or Otterson's Lake of two young
men, Donald Legge, and Leroy Langille. The boat was found overturned;
but the bodies of the young men had not been found.
July 24, 1936
- Friday. Some sunshine and some clouds this a.m. Damp with some rain
in the p.m. Fred was at S.J. Creelman's. Eva went to Stewiacke East,
with Jessie Stewart - to Jessie's home this afternoon. Messrs L.
Cruickshank, A. Elliott, and S. Atkinson were here this evening. George
Budd is sick and went to bed early. Sent a letter to D.M.B.
July 25, 1936
- Saturday. A rainy day, except a little sunshine. Not a cold wind tho'.
We had a drive up to Stewiacke in the p.m. and called at Mable
Creelman's (nee M. Bentley). Came back and had supper. George Budd is
done working with Fred Woodworth. Erva Cox, Laurie Cruickshanks and
Claude McLean are here playing cards. The days are going by very
swiftly; all too soon autumn will be here, the evenings will lengthen,
and we will need fires in our houses. But there are joys and sorrows in
July 26, 1936
- Sabbath. Some thunder showers this morning. It seemed to clear up
the weather as the afternoon was fine. We were at church. Rev Mr
Campbell preached from the text "We would see Jesus". "Onward and
upward" and "No compromise" were some of the words in the sermon. Mrs
D. McCleave and her son and daughter, twins Jennie and Jimmie, were here
to tea. Laurie Cruickshanks is here this evening.
July 27, 1936
- Monday. A fine day. Cool tonight. Fred was haying at S.J.
Creelman's today. Eva getting ready to go to Brookfield to work with
Mrs Carter tomorrow. Mrs H.P. Tupper was here in the late p.m.
Several of the neighbors called. Eva made fudge and packed it to send
to Morris for his borthday tomorrow.
July 28, 1936
- Tuesday. Dark, sunshiny and showery, all sorts of summer weather
today. Eva went away to Brookfield to work at a Mr Carter's this a.m.,
on the 9:20 train. Edith and I had a quiet day. Edith was busy with
the various duties of milking, seeing to poultry etc, as Fred is haying
at S.J. Creelman's in Stewiacke. Sent a letter to F.J.B. J.H. Cox
called tonight. No letter. This was Morris' 27th birthday.
July 29, 1936
- Wednesday. Sunshine and rain - showers. Still people put in hay. We
had a quiet day. Had a letter from Morris. He got the fudge we sent
July 30, 1936
- Thursday. Slight showers. Some sunshine. We got the mat Edith was
hooking , out today. Heard of Mr Pines Flemming's death at the age of
81 years, today. Edith had a letter from Eva. Mrs Alice Ellis and
grand daughter, Erva were here tonight a short time. Alfred Elliot,
Burnham Cox, and Stewart Atkinson here this evening.
July 31, 1936
- Friday. A nice fine day. Good hay day. Fred was haying at Samuel J.
Creelman's. Wrote to M.B. Ralph came home tonight. Had letters from
F.J.B. and J.W. We, sister Edith and I ,sent a letter to Eva. Two men,
mat traders, were here and got their dinner - having changed some oil
cloth for mats. Edith and I went up with Fred, this evening to meet
Ralph; saw Irving Whitman.
August 1, 1936
- Saturday. A fine hay day. Fred at S.J. Creelman's. Baked some drop
cakes for Edith. Also rolls. She and Ralph put down the new oilcloth
in the kitchen. Had letters from E. Jane Collings and Jean and Ruth
August 2, 1936
- Sabbath. A shower this a.m. but it was fine after that. Was home
with Edith all day. Mr J.H. Cox called. Ralph and Fred went to
Wittenberg to dinner. Ralph to Oak Hill to tea. Fred came home, got
his tea, and went and brought Ralph home.
August 3, 1936
- Monday. A fair August day. Wilfred Fulton of Upper Stewiacke, who
was operating a truck, at or near MacKay's Siding, was seriously injured
by a collision with a fast train this a.m. They took him to the C.C.
Hospital. We hear that he has a fighting chance for life. Fred
finished S.J. Creelman's hay today. Mrs H.P. Tupper called tonight.
Sent a letter to E.M.B. and M.E.G. this a.m.
August 4, 1936
- Tuesday. Sunshine and clouds. One shower with some thunder - pretty
hot. Fred was working with Laurence Stone today. Mrs Page Tupper,
Dorothy and Eddie, J.H. Cox, Laurie Ellis, Mr and Mrs Percy Goodwin and
daughter Edith were callers.
August 5, 1936
- Wednesday. Another good hay day. Not so warm as yesterday, and a
good breeze. We had green beans for dinner. Just Edith and I. Fred
was helping Laurence Stone. In the p.m., Edith and Mrs Page Tupper went
to the WMS at Mrs S.J. Ramsey's. Harry and Nellie and June and baby
Mary had tea with us. They came this p.m. as tomorrow was my birthday,
and they could not come then very well - this afternoon being free to
Harry, but he has to work tomorrow. It was nice to have them. June
went with Aunt Edith after the cows. Sent a letter to the girls, Ruth
and Jean, Nina and Shirley , at home. Harry and Nellie left a can of
peaches and one of pork and beans also $1.00. It was kind of them to
remember my birthday.
August 6, 1936
- Thursday. Rather fine this a.m., but rainy tonight. Fred finished
haying at Laurence Stone's. This was my 66th birthday. It has been a
happy one. So nice and quiet. Edna and Morris sent me a box containing
a little card of hair pins, and 3 hairnets and a pair of silk
stockings. Also I had a card and letter from Mr and Mrs Margeson. So
nice to get such kind words and lovely presents. Fred Woodworth and
Edith, his mother, gave me a box of ginger snaps and Mrs Page Tupper
sent me a jar of nice ice cream. Such happy thoughts come; then Roy
called me tonight and talked to me. They are all so kind!
August 7, 1936
- Friday. Very rainy last night, and part of today. But looked finer
tonight. Very high tides in the river. Fred was home today. Their
heifer freshened. Page Tupper called to see Fred. A Mr and Mrs Foley
from Iroquis , Ontario called. They were friends of Mrs G.B. Redden
(nee Mable Woodworth), and are on a trip to Graham Foley's home at Head
Jeddore, Halifax Co.
August 8, 1936
- Saturday. Another fine day. Fred was at home paris-greening the
potatoes etc. Had letters from Nettie, Flossie, Mrs Edson Cox, Edith (a
little parcel from Edith and her little girls for my birthday) - snaps
from Flossie. Eva came home tonight. She and Fred are abroad. All I
can think of tonight.
August 9, 1936
- Sabbath. A nice fine day. All the family went to church this a.m.
Rev L.B. Campbell preached from Psalm 49:11 verse. Theme - "A
Continuing Heritage". The good or evil in our lives, is a continuing
legacy to our children. Mrs Harvey Cole of Elderbank called a little
while this p.m. and J.H. Cox, her brother called this evening. Fred and
Eva went to church then he took her to Brookfield afterwards. He saw a
meteor as he drove home. It was seen in P.E.I.
August 10, 1936
- Monday. Dark this morning. Hot this p.m. Fred was hay-making at Dr
Havey's. Messrs J. Willie and Freeman MacKay called to see us this p.m.
and stayed to tea. We enjoyed their little visit very much. Freeman's
father has just passed away. He was in his 100th year. 99 on May 6, I
think. Had letters from Shirley and Nina. Sent letters to Morris and
Mrs R.A. Cox.
August 11, 1936 -
Tuesday. Another fine day. Not so hot as
yesterday. Callers today were Ellen Tupper, Margaret Tupper, Marion
Fulton and J.H. Cox. Fred was at Dr Havey's haying. Late coming home.
Had a letter from Jean Blaikie.
August 12, 1936
- Wednesday. Just like yesterday only not so hot. Edith and I were
alone all day. Fred was up to Dr Havey's. They finished getting his
hay. Sent a letter to A.J. Cox. Received letters from Morris and from
Mrs R.A. Cox. Steamed a suet pudding for us today.
August 13, 1936
- Thursday. Another fine day. Fred was cultivating and hoeing today.
The Rawleigh Man called. This was a quiet day. We heard that Edith S.
Goodwin got her Grade XI Certificate.
August 14, 1936
- Friday. Fine again like the week has been all through. Great hay
weather. Fred was helping Charlie Meadows on the Flat today. Mr Robert
Brown took dinner with us today. He was cutting bushes on the side of
the road and brought his dinner and ate it, or some of it, sharing some
of it with us, and we shared ours with him. Sent a letter to F.J.B. and
received one from sister Mary (Mrs John Sargent). Had chicken and green
beans for dinner. Baked or steamed a brown loaf for Edith. She made
rhubarb pies and little biscuit. Mrs J.H. Cox and Donelda visited in
August 15, 1936
- Saturday. Dark and cloudy. Rain tonight. Fred was on the Flat
today. J.H. Cox called in the a.m. Had photos from F.J.B. The flowers
are so lovely to watch now. Morning Glories of many hues - sweet peas,
August 16, 1936
- Sabbath. A thunder storm which lasted most of last night - fine
tonight, tho' dark through the day. Fred, his mother and I went to
Wittenberg this a.m. Had a nice visit. Stayed to dinner. This was the
first time I have been there since Mother died last November. Dot has a
little girl - Jean Redmond, with her for the holidays. Her home is in
Beaverbank. We returned about 3:30 p.m. and about an hour after, Tom
Fulton and Morris Blaikie arrived and had tea with us. Then went home
about 8 o'clock.
August 17, 1936
- Monday. Thunder and lightning all last night and into the forenoon.
A Mr Crawford's barn was struck with lightning, but the fire was got out
without any , or very little damage being done. Edith broke her glasses
and she and Fred drove to Shubenacadie to get them repaired, but no
"glass fixer" could be found. So they had to come back without their
being mended. I called at Mr Morton Ellis' while they were away. Fred
went to Stewiacke to get the car fixed etc. We spent a quiet evening.
We sent a letter apiece to J.E.C. and Edith enclosed one to C.L.T. We
heard of the death and funeral of L.W. Hamilton - buried in Eastville
August 18, 1936
- Tuesday. A nice fine day. Cooler. Edith washed today; also ironed,
and made spiced beets. Fred went with Charlie Mesdows on the Flat in
the p.m. Mrs Joe Cox was over tonight. Donalda was with her. We had a
nice quiet evening. We heard of Dot and Flora on the telephone - talked
August 19, 1936
- Wednesday. Cooler tonight, but it was a good hay day. Fred was with
the Meadows' on the Flat. Mrs Wyman Jeffers (nee Hattie Ramsey) died in
the early p.m. today. She leaves a family - three married sons and some
girls, two grown up and a younger boy and girl.
August 20, 1936 -
Thursday. Some showers this morning but
fine in the p.m. Cool tonight. A quiet day. Fred went on the Flat.
He went to attend the horses, and stayed over; worked this p.m. Byard
Bentley was here this evening. Little George Ellis was here this a.m. a
few minutes. He is Earle Ellis' boy across the river. Sent letters to
E.M.B. and J.W., Vancouver.
August 21, 1936
- Friday. A fine day, not very hot. Fred helping Mr Meadows on the
Flat. Sent a letter to Mrs A.L. Margeson. Mr R. Brown called. Mrs
J.H. Cox amd Mrs H.P. Tupper were here this p.m. They and my sister
Edith Woodworth were getting a quilt ready for the Mission Box. Little
George H. Ellis and Donalda Cox called.
August 22, 1936
- Saturday. A lovely fine day. Fred went to the Flat today and they
finished there in the early p.m. Percy Goodwin and Edith Goodwin and
Marie Wright came down for me in the a.m. and we went up to their home
at Stewiacke East. Glenn called this p.m. and Edith went to Upper
Stewiacke with him.
August 23, 1936
- Sabbath. Very rainy. Rev W. Irving preached in Stewiacke morning
and evening, and East Stewiacke, p.m. Had tea at Percy Goodwin's, with
Mr and Mrs Fred Burris and George Andrews who is working here. Flora
and Percy took the Burris' down to call on Edith Woodworth. They got
back about 9 o'clock p.m. Mr Andrews and I kept house. The Goodwins,
Burris' and I attended church. Mr Irving preached on "Service".
Matthew 20:28. "Even as the Son of Man came not to be ministered unto
but to minister, and give his life a ransom for many". Jesus giving
loving service to mankind - loving and lowly.
August 24, 1936
- Monday. A dark wet day. Edith Goodwin came back in the truck with
Glenn Blaikie and Blair Fulton this p.m. Mrs Abram Bentley, Mrs S.J.
Creelman and Byard Bentley have just called. We enjoyed their call very
much. Mrs Bentley and Mrs Creelman came upstairs to see me.
August 25, 1936
- Tuesday. Dark with a few sprinkles of rain. Percy Goodwin brought
Flora and I down to Mrs E.M. Woodworth's this a.m. They were quilting a
WMS quilt Among us we, and Mrs H.P. Tupper finished the quilt before
tea. Flora is staying all night. Sent a letter to F.J. Boomer.
August 26, 1936
- Wednesday. A nice fine day with cool wind. Flora went over to
Raymond Kent's, calling at Mr Morton Ellis' on the way. After dinner,
in the mid-afternoon, Edith Woodworth and I walked to Mrs Page Tupper's
and took the WMS quilt to bind. They got it all finished; and it looks
fine. Orange and white. Flora called on her way back and put the last
stitches on the quilt. Soon after we went home, Percy and Edith Goodwin
came for Flora, and took her home. Good night.
August 27, 1936
- Thursday. Quite fine. A slight shower or two. This was a quiet
day. Fred worked at various things - needing to be done. Edith washed
curtains - a few articles for me - etc. We had a game or two of "Sorry"
tonight. Also did a crossword puzzle. Time for bed now.
August 28, 1936
- Friday. Fine and rather cool. Fred was up at S.J. Creelman's. Edith
was over to H.P. Tupper's twice - on errands. A quiet day. In the
evening, Shirley, Nina and Morris came for me, and we went to Upper
Stewiacke. And thus my very nice visit is ended.
August 29, 1936
- Saturday. Fine and cool. Just sewed a little today. Was at Roy's a
while but did not see him. Glenn and Blair were to Caribou with
lumber. Glenn and Alice at the store etc tonight. Had a letter from
F.J.B. when I came home.
August 30, 1936
- Sabbath. Rainy and dark and cool. Did not go to church. Alice,
Shirley, Nina and Morris went. Mr and Mrs G.R. Deyarmond, Roy, Ruth and
George were here at different times. At evening, Jack Girdwood called,
and Morris and Tom F. went to Y.P.S.C.E. with him.
August 31, 1936
- Monday. Dark - some rain, but the clothes dried pretty well. Alda,
Ruth and Edna called. Also Mrs Ingrham and Mrs Kent and baby Reta.
Glenn and Roy were to Meagher's Grant to a Mr McCabe's with lumber in
the afternoon. School opened: Miss Thelma Langille the teacher.
September 1, 1936
- Tuesday. A fine, but cool day. Had a drive with Glenn and Freda and
Leslie down to Mrs Hamilton's this a.m. Glenn and Wilmer went to
Caribou in the truck with lumber this p.m. Glenn and Alice and Leslie
were at G.R. Deyarmond's this evening. Mrs Margeson was over after tea.
Mr Margeson called in the forenoon. I was piecing a quilt for Freda's
bed. They have a third daughter at Wallace MacKay's, Eastville.
September 2, 1936
- Wednesday. Another fine cool day. Was at Mrs Margeson's to tea. Mrs
J. McCoul, Mrs Margeson's mother was there too. Mr Margeson is not very
well. The WMS were quilting a quilt to go in the Mission Box; the
quilting was at the hall. Glenn and Alice took Mrs Alex Fulton out to
her home. The "boys" are working in the mill tonight.
September 3, 1936
- Thursday. Dark with rain in the p.m. Was at Roy's a short time this
a.m. Tom away home tonight. Alda and Thelma up a short time. Had a
letter from N.A.A., Southbridge.
September 4, 1936
- Friday. Foine : cool. Glenn and Blair hauling logs from James
Creelman's, Otter Brook. Mrs Margeson called this p.m. and Mr Girdwood
in the evening. Also Gordon Miller in the evening.
September 5, 1936
- Saturday. Fine: cool wind - chilly. Manager's Meeting at J.D. Cox's
this evening. Also choir practice at Abram Bentley's, Otter Brook.
Morris was down with the Girdwood's.
September 6, 1936
- Sabbath. Fine: a cool morning. Was at church today. Sermon from II
Kings 6:5. The situation of the world as it is today. Only a borrowed
world - God's world and it is loaned to men to see what they will make
of it. If all the nations would drop their suspicion and antagonism,
and trust in the Lord God, the sad state of the world would not be. A
very helpful sermon, if acted upon. Jack Girdwood; and Uncle John and
Aunt Bertha; also Harriet and Melrose Scott and two little girls, Jewell
and Evelyn were here to tea. Morris was invited to Pembroke tonight.
September 7, 1936
- Monday. A dark showery day. Alice washed - most of the clothes
dried. Finished the quilt blocks for a second quilt for Freda's bed.
Mr and Mrs J.W. Benvie and J.W. Girdwood here this evening.
September 8, 1936
- Tuesday. Dark and rainy but warmer. Not much went on today - at our
home. Alda was in a short time this a.m. and Edna in the p.m. Also
Gordon Miller was in and he and Glenn and Alice motored to Truro in the
late afternoon. Tom Fulton was out home this evening. Sent a letter
to Flora G.
September 9, 1936
- Wednesday. Still wet. Sent a letter to Mary Sargent. They (Alice
and Glenn) got home late last night. Charlie Blaikie is not well, but
better than he was. Alda called - also Roy. I was in Mr Margeson's
this morning. Mrs McCoul has not gone home yet. Mrs G.R. Deyarmond was
up tonight. Alice and Glenn were at Wilmer Hamilton's tonight. Young
folks are serenading Mr and Mrs Harry Lester tonight. Roy's car axle
September 10, 1936
- Thursday. Cloudy and some sunshine. Aunt Martha Fleck and her two
daughters, Mrs C.A. Barrett and Mrs Thomas Ryan dined here. Stanfield
Nelson and Raymond Fleck brought them in. WMS met at Mrs W.P.
Miller's. This is the first time I was there since January. J.W.
Girdwood here tonight a while. Sent a letter to F.J.B.
September 11, 1936
- Friday. A lovely fine warm day. School Exhibition in Upper
Stewiacke. Burnside, Pembroke, Eastville, Newton Mills, Cross Roads,
Upper Stewiacke and Meadowvale were the schools included. The cooking
seemed extra good. Also more woodwork was shown than formerly. School
work was very nicely done. The scenes in Nova Scotia were very neatly
done, and the different scenes placed in the books in an attractive
way. Graham Crocker was here to tea. Mr Lyman Fulton and Gladys
Deyarmond to dinner.
September 12, 1936
- Saturday. A wet day. Not cold though. Glenn took lumber to Ingonish
this morning. I was invited, by Alda, to have tea with Roy's folk. Had
a nice time. Mr and Mrs A.P. Fulton were here this evening. Charlie
Blaikie is in the C.C. Hospital.
September 13, 1936
- Sabbath. A fine cool day. Morris, Shirley, Nina , Alice and I were
at church in the a.m. Jack Girdwood and his friend Russell Johnson and
some of Roy's family and a Russellite man called in the p.m. Alice and
Glenn went to Wittenberg this p.m. Shirley, Nina, Tom and Morris were
September 14, 1936
- Monday. A fine tho' cool day. Alice washed. We put in a small quilt
and finished quilting it. Wrote to E.M.B. Morris was at J.D. Cox's a
short time tonight.
September 15, 1936
- Tuesday. A fine day. Not quite so cool today. Glenn took lumber to
Truro. Alice got some cranberries from Lola Fulton tonight. We sewed
the top together, and started to quilt another quilt. Mrs Margeson
called. She told us of her company (week-end). Mr Margeson's sister,
of Berwick, Kings Co. NS
September 16, 1936
- Wednesday. Dark with slight showers. J.W. Girdwood was helping Glenn
truck today. We finished the quilt which we began yesterday and put in
the dark one on the men's bed - covering top and bottom. Mrs Margeson
called with some pears.
September 17, 1936 -
Thursday. Dark with slight showers. We
finished quilting the third quilt today. Glenn was home; away tonight.
Edna was in. J.W. Girdwood here this evening.
September 18, 1936
- Friday. A nice day with some clouds. Sewed at the binding of the
quilt for the boys bed this morning. Shirley's ankle is sprained
somewhat, but she went to school. In the p.m., Morris drove me to Mrs
Edson Cox's. I was there some time; then called at the manse, saw Mrs
S.A. Fulton there too. Mrs Girdwood was very kind - getting us a nice
lunch; and we had a lovely talk. Then I called at Mrs J.D. Cox's, saw
Helen Johnson, Miss Olive Ross and Margaret Johnson; also Mrs R. Hodge,
Mrs H.R. Foster and Elizabeth and Mrs H. Jane Foster. Met Mrs Manter
and Miss Laura Cox at Mrs Edson Cox's.
September 19, 1936
- Saturday. A very rainy day. A lot of oats are getting soaked out in
the fields. Fred and Eva Woodworth and Edith Goodwin came up this a.m.
- and left a little after 3 o'clock. Glenn and Alice are abroad
September 20, 1936
- Sabbath. A lovely fine day. Alice, Shirley, Nina, Morris and I were
at church service and Shirley, Nina and Morris at S. School. The text
of the sermon was "Thou, therefore endure hardness as a good soilder of
Jesus Christ". Mr Girdwood spoke well. In the p.m. Morris went to
Stewiacke where the Caledonia Choir was singing in the evening. J.W.
Girdwood was up to say farewell, as he is to start for college in the
a.m. Mr Robert Cox called. Mr and Mrs Harry Lester "appeared" out.
Gordon Fisher is very ill in C.C. Hospital. Springside Y.P.S. was down
here this evenig.
September 21, 1936
- Monday. Fine and cool. The rain of Saturday and evening carried away
some oats and left those cut in a very wet state. G.R. Deyarmond was
hauling with Glenn today. Mr and Mrs J.W. Deyarmond returned home from
USA yesterday. Mrs Margeson called.
September 22, 1936
- Tuesday. Dark and cloudy, but no rain. Was at Roy's this p.m. a
while. Glenn is away tonight. G.R. Deyarmond was on the truck with him
today. They finished hauling Fred Power's logs. Gordon, son of Mr and
Mrs Winborne Fisher of Middle Stewiacke, aged 19 years, died of ruptured
appendicts in the C.C. Hospital, Truro last night. Measles are in the
September 23, 1936
- Wednesday. A little dark but no rain, Trust it keeps fine until
more, or all of the grain is in and threshed. Mrs Martin Fulton was at
the Middle Musquodoboit Exhibition. Gordon Fisher, son of Mr and Mrs
Winborne Fisher, was buried today. Alice was down to her mother's this
p.m. Glenn and G.R. Deyarmond took lumber to Musquodoboit this
evening. Roy and Edna and I were to Mr and Mrs J.W. Deyarmond's "At
Home". Had a nice time. We got home about 10:30 p.m.
September 24, 1936
- Thursday. Dark but still no rain. Mrs G.R. Deyarmond and Joyce and
Mrs Arnold Wood and Audrey came down from Burnside with us last
evening. Not much news today. A political meeting here tonight. It
amounted to nothing.
September 25, 1936
- Friday. A rainy windy night. Dark and cloudy today. A lot of grain
got wet again. Measles and whooping cough are now prevalent - none of
us have contracted either yet, though. Division started tonight. Roy
and Morris and Edwin did not go. Glenn and G.R. Deyarmond hauled
logs. Alfred Johnson called on his way from Truro to tell us that
Charlie Blaikie had his second operation, and was doing well.
September 26, 1936
- Saturday. A fine cool day. Glenn and G.R. Deyarmond were to Fred
Woodworth's this afternoon. Glenn and Alice at G.R.'s tonight after
leaving H.T. Fulton's store. Mrs George Bentley was in tonight. Alda
is home for the week-end. Had a letter apiece from F.J.B. and E.M.B.
September 27, 1936
- Sabbath. Rather cool and cloudy. The morning was quite cold.
Morris, Shirley and Nina were at church and S. School, and I was at
church. Mr Girdwood spoke on some verses in the 6th chapter of
Revelation, about the lamb which was able to open the seals - tell the
future. We can safely trust God, in Christ Jesus, at all times, though
we may not undserstand all his ways; and be able to say with Job "Though
He slay me, yet will I trust Him". In the p.m. I went over to Mr
Margeson's, had a pleasant call; then came back to see Mr Harold
Lockhart , of the Creamery of Stellarton, an old time friend of our
family, and once a resident of Upper Stewiacke Village. He is a
comparitively young man (48) and seemed like "one to be depended on".
Has a pleasing personality and straightforward manner. He is blessed
with a wife (nee Miss Jessie Alys McKay of Scotsburn, Pictou Co) and two
sons - Edwin and Harold. He told us of other members of the family, his
mother, sisters and brothers etc. Then I had tea at Roy's and Freda
came for me to go home with her. Morris, Thelma, Shirley, Jean and Nina
went with others of the Y.P.S.C.E. to visit that of Middle Stewiacke
September 28, 1936
- Monday. Dark and wet this a.m. so Morris and Tom got Glenn's car and
took Mr and Mrs Alex Fulton (Tom's parents) and me to Musquodoboit; Mr
and Mrs Fulton stopped at his brother's and niece'