The Journals of
January 1, 1905 - January 4, 1905 -
January 5, 1905 - Thursday.
Cold and frosty. Another year has flown away into the quiet past. A
year that can never be recalled. It is five years since this journal
was begun, and it is not finished yet. But there is much, much between
its covers. Much of joy. Much of sorrow. Much of pleasure. Much of
pain. Mrs Bentley, spoken of before, died December 16, 1904, aged 85
years, 6 months, 1 day. A ripened sheaf gathered home. Mrs Mary
Waddell of Upper Stewiacke Village died very suddenly on December 10,
1904. Both her children were away at the time of her death. Sister
Edith Woodworth lost her little Claude Frederic on November 13. He was
only sick from 8 o'clock Saturday night until 3 o'clock Sabbath
afternoon. Pneumonia causing his death. Thus they are called away -
the young, the middle aged and the old. Each one in the Master's time.
We had a Xmas tree for our little ones this year. Mr Archibald
preached us a very nice sermon on New Years day. We like him very
much. Mr Fraser had left us this time last year, and we were feeling
sad over it. But this year, though we can never forget our dear old
minister, yet we are content. Mr Archibald is all we could wish. We
grow to love him more each time we meet him and hear him. This is the
Weekly Prayer Meeting evening. The boys, Roy, Alden, Glenn and James
Harris are at meeting. This day has been busy in the mill. Quite a
lot of grain coming. We had calls from Misses Julia, Cora and Etta
Graham. Julia is teaching at Nine Mile River, Hants County. She is a
nice girl. A visit from Julia always does one good. She is like a ray
of sunlight indeed. Well, I have not written for a long time. Must
try to do better in future.
January 6, 1905 - Friday. Fine
and cold. 22 degrees below zero this morning. Continued cold all day.
No grinding came today. Was making a pair of pants for Glenn. Mrs
Blaikie is being troubled with rheumatism lately. Roy took his music
lesson this afternoon. Baby is rather troublesome lately. He is
January 7, 1905 - January 14, 1905
- no entries
January 15, 1905 - Sabbath.
Cold and fine. 40 degrees below zero at Springside. Miss Mattie
Reynolds has been here since January 10, sewing.
January 16, 1905 - February 3, 1905
- no entries
February 4, 1905 - Saturday.
Fine and cold. 20 degrees below zero this morning, but that is
considered quite moderate this winter. We have had some cold weather
and rough storms in January. Mattie Reynolds went home on January 21,
1905. She did up a nice lot of sewing for us. On January 24, a
telegram came to James W. Deyarmond , from Boston, telling of the death
of Eunice Deyarmond. The remains to be in Truro on Thursday following.
Nothing more came to tell any particulars. But it has been found that
leaving Truro where she was nursing, Eunice went up to Boston . She
entered the City Hospital, January 22. The next morning, she underwent
an operation for peritonitis; after which she only lived about two
hours. Neither Bert Deyarmond, her brother, nor Mrs Potter, her sister,
saw her living. She said nearly nothing in regard to her disease, so
that very few knew anything of it. Possibly she did not know the
serious nature of it herself. It was very difficult to get the casket,
containing all that was mortal of one who was lovable and winning to
all, home, on account of the great depth of snow. But finally, on
Saturday afternoon, late, it was got over. The funeral was held on
Monday at 1 o'clock p.m. at the home. Mr Archibald read suitable
portions of scripture, 1 Cor. V, Psa 39:4, and Rev. 21st. , and spoke
very feelingly. In spite of the state of the roads, a considerable
number attended the funeral. She was laid at rest in the Lower Burnside
cemetery. Mr Abraham Newcombe of Upper Stewiacke Village died February
1st, aged 75 years. Mrs Holmes Smith of Otter brook was burned so badly
on Sabbath that she died on Monday, January 16. She suffered greatly.
Mr Smith's hands were very badly burned too. How much these sad
warnings teach us to be prepared for the Master's summons. "Be ye
therefore ready also, for in such an hour as ye think not, the Son of
Man cometh". But we should strive to live so closely to His presence
that it will be only a call and we will gladly obey the command to meet
the face of Him "whom having not seen, we love". These are busy days
for me personally. But glad happy ones too , for I am so well and this
is the work my Master has given me to do, and shall I not joyfully do it
for Him. There are many pleasures for me too. Letters from my dear
ones. Such pleasure in those letters. Little bits of time to talk to
the little children. Visits and calls from the friends around us. Oh,
I cannot begin to ennumerate them all. The hens began to lay about
January 10, but they have not laid much yet. We are milking the little
February 5, 1905 - Sabbath.
Fine and cold. D.M., J.H., Roy, Alden, Glenn, Harry and I went to
church from here. Mr Archibald preached a nice sermon on "Whosoever
will confess me, before man, he will I also confess before my Father,
which is in Heaven". A fine sermon in preparation for Communion; it
being Communion Sabbath on February 12. Allen Deyarmond was ill in
church. Had a chill. Uncle Charlie Graham had supper here.
February 6, 1905 - Monday.
Rather dark with snow in the evening. Mercury 25 degrees below zero, I
think, in the morning. Children did not go to school. It was to open
again today. We washed clothes.
February 7, 1905 - Dark.
February 8, 1905 - February 15, 1905 -
February 16, 1905 - The largest
storm of the winter, so far yet. No mail today. It was our regular
mail day, Thursday too.
February 17, 1905 - Finer.
Breaking out the roads was the order of the day today. The snow is very
deep. It is reported to be five feet in the woods some places. I
think most of the lumbermen are out of the woods as the snow is getting
too deep to work.
February 18, 1905 - Saturday.
Fine until afternoon, then quite squally. The mail man went today and
we got a good budget of mail to pay for our long wait.
February 19, 1905 - Sabbath.
Cold and fine. 38 degrees below zero. No service in Stiles Church
February 20, 1905 - Monday.
Fine and cold this morning. 32 degrees below zero at P.S. Hamilton's
this morning but the thermometer rose rapidly. It is only 5 degrees
below freezing tonight. The forenoon was fine but the afternoon was
gray and dark looking. Not many about the mill. A few men from the
near neighbours in a little while.
February 21, 1905 - Tuesday.
Not cold all night. Thermometer only about 8 degrees below freezing;
and this was a lovely fine day. Hay is pretty scarce in some places in
Burnside; and flour is getting a little bit out. But if the fine
weather continues, all will come out well. It will be all right however
it is. Wood is hard to get now, but the men cannot work at much else,
so there is nothing they have to work at to prevent getting it if it
were not for the deep snow. Mr Burchett dined with us today. His hens
lay well this winter.
February 22, 1905 - Wednesday.
Another fine day. Thermometer just at zero this morning. Did not thaw
as much as yesterday. Uncle Sam Johnson took dinner with us; also Adam
Wright. Uncle Sam and D.M. took tea with us and Miss Proven. Roy was
down to take his music lesson. Jack Graham started to Riversdale this
morning - walking. Uncle Charles Graham's team and Jack's are hauling
February 23, 1905 - Thursday.
Another stormy day. The mail did not go today, nor did it run last
Thursday. But today was not so severe as last day. Allen Deyarmond and
P.W. and Perley Graham were here to tea. Allen was here to dinner and
then went up and cut some wood for Mrs Fulton.
February 24, 1905 - Friday.
Another day of snow and hail with high winds. The up along folks were
breaking out the roads. Jack Graham went to Riversdale on snowshoes
Wednesday and got back today. Stopped here to dinner on his way home.
Tonight it is blowing and hailing or snowing.
February 25, 1905 - Saturday.
A soft morning. A little rain but colder at night. D.M. went to break
out the road, and I went down as far as Samuel Deyarmond's with him.
"King" had a hard time getting through the drifts between home and
Bradford Hamilton's road.
February 26, 1905 - Sabbath.
Quite soft and gray looking, but not stormy. No service of any kind in
Burnside. D.M. and I went up to see Mrs Fulton a little while in the
February 27, 1905 - Monday. A
rainy morning, but turning to snow about 11 a.m. Colder in the
afternoon. Rather a monotonous day. Blowing tonight.
February 28, 1905 - Tuesday. A
fine day. Cloudy tonight. P.S. Hamilton got our sled to go to the
Village. We washed clothes.
1, 1905 - Wednesday. Snowy
part of the day and some sunshine. Some grinding came to the grist
mill. Messrs George Johnson, James William Johnson, Billy Brown and Fos
Rutherford had grists here. We heard today of the deaths last week of
Mrs Flemming Marshall (nee Hattie V. Logan) and Harry Bates. Mrs
Marshall has been ill a long time. Harry Bates died of heart failure
2, 1905 - Thursday. A fine
day. 20 degrees below zero. Pie Social at Springside.
3, 1905 - Friday. 18 degrees
below zero this morning, but it was a fine day. P.W. and Mrs P.W.
Graham down this afternoon. Alden went to Pembroke for the night.
4, 1905 - Saturday. 12 below
zero. But as yesterdsay, a fine day. Quite a bit of grinding came to
the mill. Alden and Chester came back. D.M. and Charles Proven to the
5, 1905 - Sabbath. A fine day,
but the wind was rather cold. Mrs Blaikie kept Edie, Olive and Leonard
for the others to go to church. Mr Archibald preached a nice sermon
from Cor. 5th chapter and last verse.
6, 1905 - Monday. Snowy this
morning. Clear at night. School began again. Alden and Glenn went.
P.S. Hamilton and wife here this afternoon.
7, 1905 - Tuesday. A fine
day. 24 below zero this morning. Flossie and the two boys went to
8, 1905 - Wednesday. Rainy and
soft, but the walking is not bad yet. Roy was up to Bradford's to
dinner. Ethel, Annie and Robbie Deyarmond here.
9, 1905 - Thursday. Quite a
cloudy and yet a fine day. Roy and I washed the clothes and Roy spilled
a tub of water over the kitchen floor. Uncle Charles Graham here to
dinner. Nothing doing much.
10, 1905 - Friday. Rather
rainy and soft. Uncle George and Aunt Mary Deyarmond here to dinner.
Allen here too. They were sort of arranging business for Bert Deyarmond
who is in Providence, R.I.
11, 1905 - Saturday. Dark
clouds this forenoon but turned fine afterwards. Cold and windy
tonight. James H. down to the Village.
12, 1905 - Sabbath. Another
fine day. No church. Alden, Glenn and I went up to see Mrs Fulton a
while in the afternoon.
13, 1905 - Monday. Fine. Cold
in the morning. Washed clothes. D.M. and Roy and Harry up to get a
little wood for Mrs Fulton.
14, 1905 - Tuesday. Fine and
cold. 22 below zero. Roy, Everett Deyarmond, Arch and J.T. Hamilton
cutting wood for Mrs Fulton.
15, 1905 - Wednesday. Fine and
cold. 18 below zero. D.M. went to the Village, and Baby and I went to
Samuel Cox's in Pembroke. We all came home about 10 p.m.
16, 1905 - Thursday. Fine and
cold. 12 below zero. Papa came up from Wittenberg. He had started
yesterday, I think.
17, 1905 - Friday. Fine as
usual. 6 degrees below zero. South winds these mornings, then they get
round to the west. Papa left this morning. He intends going to Truro
today and then home. Mr and Mrs Samuel Deyarmond here to spend the
18, 1905 - Saturday. Fine and
thawing. W.F.M.S. met in the school house. Mrs B. and James Harris
went up to Uncle James Johnson's this afternoon .
19, 1905 - Sabbath. Soft.
Cloudy with a little rain. Road getting soft. Only 24 at service in
Stiles Church this afternoon.
20, 1905 - Monday. Colder this
morning. 20 below freezing. Cloudy this forenoon but fine afternoon.
Game Warden Cribb around Burnside looking for moosemeat. Did not visit
us however. Messrs George and Lew Hamilton here to dinner. Did not
wash clothes. Alden and Glenn both at home today.
21, 1905 - Tuesday. Rather a
cold morning, but a fine afternoon. James Harris was down to Cross
Roads and got the horse shod. Mrs P.W. and Edward Graham and little
Grant here to tea and P.W.down in the evening. All the talk is moose
22, 1905 - Wednesday. A fine
day. 8 degrees below zero this morning though.
23, 1905 - Thursday. Fine
again. Not so cold this morning.
24, 1905 - Friday. Fine.
Thawing. This afternoon, D.M., Edith, Olive and I drove up to Uncle Sam
Johnson's and stayed to tea. Came home in the evening. Bub got the
pigs at Fos Rutherford's today.
25, 1905 - Saturday. Pretty
warm; thawing fast. But it was rather cloudy. Looks like rain
tonight. Annie Deyarmond spent the day with Flossie. Glenn was up with
Allie Graham until mail time. George Johnson (Cross Roads) was after
his timber today.
26, 1905 - Sabbath. Rather
cloudy, but still thawing fast. No service up here.
27, 1905 - Monday. A warm
foggy forenoon, but some sunshine and also some clouds this afternoon.
Mrs Charles Steward here to dinner. Nessie and Stella Hamilton spent
the afternoon with us.
28, 1905 - Tuesday. Dark with
rain and snow both today. D.M. over at Uncle George Deyarmond's this
forenoon. J.W. Deyarmond here to dinner, and called later in the
afternoon. Cyrus Graham and Arch Hamilton called.
29, 1905 - Wednesday. fine
day. D.M. down to the Village this forenoon. Roy took his music lesson
at S. Cox's. J.T. Hamilton here to dinner.
30, 1905 - Thursday. A fine
fine day. Aloce Proven called this forenoon. Alden and I washed the
clothes. Bub and D.M. and Roy and Alden tapped 22 trees this
afternoon. A dance at John A. Graham's, Pembroke, tonight. Allen
Deyarmond called. He is on his way to Truro tonight.
31, 1905 - Friday. Foggy this
morning,a little rain, and cleared off fine tonight. D.M. drove down to
Pembroke this forenoon and he and I and Baby were at J.W. Deyarmond's to
1, 1905 - Saturday. Dark with
chilly wind. Alden and I scrubbed the floor this morning. Uncle
Charles Graham here to dinner. Flossie and I went to W.F.M.S. this
afternoon. Ethel and Jean Deyarmond here to tea.
2, 1905 - Sabbath. Squally and
cold. Bub was not very well. D.M., Flossie, Roy, Alden, Glenn and
Harry and I were at church. Mr Archibald preached a good sermon. "And
the disciples were called Christians first in Antioch."
3, 1905 - Monday. More squalls
than yesterday and cold too. Had toothache today. We did not wash
clothes. James W. Deyarmond called this forenoon. Bradford Hamilton
was here a while in the afternoon. He was telling us that P.S.
Hamilton expects to move to Hugh MacKay's in Pembroke very soon now.
Was very sorry to hear of losing such good neighbors.
4, 1905 - Tuesday. Rather dark
this morning. But it was a fine afternoon. We washed the clothes this
forenoon. Lucy Graham spent the afternoon with us.
5, 1905 - Wednesday. Cloudy
with a wee bit of rain. D.M. and I down to Stewiacke Village. At C.D.
Creelman'e to dinner. Had a nice time. Mr and Mrs W. MacKay and
children here to tea.
6, 1905 - Thursday. Dark with
some rain. Foggy too, but warm. They started the saw mill today. We
7, 1905 - Friday. Rainy this
forenoon, but not in the afternoon. Began to boil sap but stopped on
account of rain. I was not feeling very well - taking cold.
8, 1905 - Saturday. Pretty
fine. Bub and Roy were boiling sap. I did not get up until almost
dinner time. Uncle Sam and Aunt Sara were visiting here. James W.
Deyarmond's baby, the ninth, was born this afternoon.
9, 1905 - Sabbath. Pretty fine
day. No service in Burnside. D.M. and I drove down to see Mrs J.W.
Deyarmond. She is quite as well as can be expected. Mrs Wm. Crockett
is nurse. Allen Deyarmond was sitting up with his uncle William
Deyarmond last night. He, Uncle William, is pretty well worn out.
10, 1905 - Monday. Quite fine
this forenoon, darker in the afternoon. Alden and I washed out the
clothes. Nothing of note ocurred today. They didn't saw any.
11, 1905 - Tuesday. A fine
warm day. Bub and Roy were boiling sap. Mrs James Willie Johnson and
two children, Paul and Annie, and little Bertha Graham were here to
dinner. Mrs E.B. Deyarmond, Karl and Raymond, called. They sawed a
little this afternoon.
12, 1905 - Wednesday. Rather
dark. Misty in the evening. D.M. and I were down at P.S. Hamilton's to
tea, and came home early.
13, 1905 - Thursday. Quite
fine. A hen died.
14, 1905 - Friday. Cold wind.
A disagreeable dreary day. Sawed some. Allen Deyarmond here to tea.
He has a bad cold.
15, 1905 - Saturday. Quite
fine but cold. D.M., Olive and I went up and had dinner at Charles
Proven's today. Got home about three o'clock. Arch Hamilton, who had
been away stream-driving, got hurt and came home tonight. He don't seem
to be seriously injured. Mr Adam Fulton died April 13, 1905. He has
been sick about five years. One by one our loved ones cross the river.
Soon, we too shall be called.
16, 1905 - Sabbath. Some
sunshine, but there was a cold wind. D.M., J.H., Roy, Alden,
Glenn, and Florence up to church. Mr Archibald stopped at P.S.
Hamilton's to tea, he was over to see Arch. Uncle Charlie was here to
17, 1905 - Monday. A squally
day. There was sunshine between the squalls however. Alden and I
washed the clothes. Allen Deyarmond called in the forenoon.
18, 1905 - Tuesday. Pretty
fine. Windy and cold. Miss Taylor came down tonight. D.M. has cold
pretty badly. Bub and Roy at the Viullage.
19, 1905 - Wednesday. Finer
and some warmer than yesterday, but the wind is still chilly. Sap runs
these days on account of the frost at night. Quite a "sing" here these
two evenings. D.M. a little better. Ethel and Annie Deyarmond and
Jane and Annie Graham here this evening.
20, 1905 - Thursday. Quite
fine. The last day of school for this week.
21, 1905 - Friday. Cloudy and
quite cool tonight. Wind north or north east. D.M. and Grandma were
away this afternoon. D.M. to David Bentley's and Grandma to James W.
Deyarmond's. We washed the floor.
22, 1905 - Saturday - no
23, 1905 - Sabbath. Quite
fine. No service in Burnside.
24, 1905 - Monday. A fine
day. D.M. and I had a trip to Upper Stewiacke Village. Doctor Cox told
me I had acute catarrh with neuralgia. We were at Mr George Fulton's to
dinner. Mr William Deyarmond died today. He has been ailing all
25, 1905 - Tuesday. Fine but
cold at night. We ironed today. My foot and ankle had rhuematism in
them today. Roy repeated the Shorter Catechism to Uncle Sam Johnson
without a mistake.
26, 1905 - Wednesday. Rather
cloudy. Mr William Deyarmond was laid to rest in the River Burying
Ground. The funeral was held at Springside Church at 10:30. Uncles
Samuel and James Johnson had dinner with us today.
27, 1905 - Thursday. Pretty
fine. A.A. Grant had his auction. D.M., and J.H. were there.
28, 1905 - Friday. Quite a
fine day. Alden swept the whole house. I washed the clothes.
29, 1905 - Saturday. Dark with
a few drops of rain. We baked bread and churned today. Annie Deyarmond
was here to dinner and tea. Lucy and Annie Graham called tonight. Bub
boiled some sap today. Probably the last of the season.
30, 1905 - Sabbath. Quite a
fine day. Sabbath School began today.
1, 1905 - Monday. Pretty fine
this forenoon. Alden and I washed the clothes. After dinner D.M. and I
went to the Village. Saw the Doctor and got some medicine for
rheumatism. We got some cloth, hats for the girls etc. It rained on
us coming home and is wet tonight.
2, 1905 - Tuesday. Ground
covered lightly with snow this morning. Harry did not go to school.
3, 1905 - Wednesday. Fine and
cool. Mrs Blaikie spent the day at Charles Proven's.
4, 1905 - Thursday. Fine. A
little shower in the morning, and still windy and cool in the
afternoon. Frost tonight. Baked and churned. Baby very troublesome.
Think his teeth bother him.
5, 1905 - Friday. Quite fine.
Miss Taylor went home.
6, 1905 - Saturday. Rather
chilly these days. Did not scrub floors. My rheumatism is pretty
severe. Cannot work very much. Could not go to W.F.M.S. Flossie went
up with Mrs P.S. Hamilton.
7, 1905 - Sabbath. Showery
this forenoon, not so bad in the afternoon. D.M., Roy, Alden, Glenn and
Flossie at Sabbath School, and J.H. also at church.
8, 1905 - Monday. Pretty
fine. Roy and Alden washed the clothes. I could not do so. My hand
(right one) was so sore. Mary A. Deyarmond came down in the afternoon
and is staying to help us.
9, 1905 - Tuesday. Fine until
toward night. Getting a little showery. D.M. and Roy went to the
Village. Misses Alice Proven and Jane Graham called this afternoon.
Jane stayed to tea. Roy got a new suit of clothes. Mary ironed and
10, 1905 - Wednesday. Rather
cool and windy, with slight showers. We were sewing at Olive's aprons
this afternoon. H. Graham Gammell here to tea. My rheumatism is better
11, 1905 - Thursday. Fine but
cool. Mary A. Deyarmond went up to see Mr and Mrs Bradford Hamilton
this afternoon. She returned and went down with Mrs P.S. Hamilton to
spend the night.
12, 1905 - Friday. Fine. Lots
of frost at night these nights. And cool wind in the day time. 12
degrees below freezing the 12 or 13. I forget which.
13, 1905 - Saturday. Fine.
14, 1905 - Sabbath. Fine.
They went to Sabbath School.
15, 1905 - Monday. Pretty
fine. Jane washed. She began work today.
16, 1905 - May 22, 1905 - no
23 , 1905 - Tuesday. Was
fine. This is a cool spring, but it will get warmer before summer is
over. D.M. went to Lower Stewiacke on Monday May 22. He intended
going to Halifax today. Allie, Perley and Elwood Graham are spending
the day here. It is hard for me to remember if I don't think to write
every night, so I must try not to neglect it.
24, 1905 - June 18, 1905 - no
19, 1905 - Monday. A fine
day. June has been a lovely month for growth of all kinds. Beautiful
showers alternated with warm sunny days. We planted our potatoes the
5th. Martin Johnson put them in for us. We sold "King" the 25th of May
to John R. Cox. Bought "Jerry" June 11th. Charlie, Bessie and little
Lloyd Blaikie were out June 4th to 13th to visit us. They went back to
Truro on Monday. Mrs E.K. Noyes and Miss Maria J. Deyarmond visited us
on Friday, June 16. They are home from Woodsford, Maine, USA. Edith
Woodworth and little Grace visited us May 24 - 28. Miss Minnie and Mr
Henry Graham were here to dinner today. Mrs Blaikie went down with
20, 1905 - July 3, 1905 - no
4, 1905 - Tuesday. A fine
day. There is great growth this summer. Great appearance of crops. It
seems as if I don't write in my journal very often now. Many things
have occurred since the last writing. Mr George Fulton, Upper Stewiacke
Village, died of heart failure on June 20. Mr and Mrs Bradford Hamilton
had a son born June 22. Daniel. Miss Maria J. Deyarmond and Mrs Edward
K. Noyes ( nee Mary Ellen Hamilton) returned to Portland , Maine, 1367
Washington Avenue, on June 30. Rev Mr Archibald baptized five children
on Sabbath, July 2nd. Sara Marjory and Ruth Gould, children of Mr and
Mrs W. Graham; Herman Francis Deyarmond (Mr and Mrs J.W.); Eunice
Eileen Mackay (Mr and Mrs Willie); Elmer Bradley Johnson (Mr and Mrs
Martin) . Leonard Johnson, wife and baby of Truro were at church July
2nd. School closed June 30. Mr Leith Archibald of Springside has
5, 1905 - Wednesday. Another
fine day. We ironed today. Bub and Roy went out to Higgins bridge in
SouthVale - they took a load of bridge stuff - Mr Sutherland is building
a bridge there. We have hauled stuff for their bridges - Reynolds',
"Ned Tupper's", and Higgins. John Power and son-in-law, Mr W. Lewis
were here this afternoon.
6, 1905 - Thursday. A fine day
as usual. We washed clothes again. All the talk and work is the
Minister's barn - building it. Mr Alex Sample is the foreman of the
work. Burnside has done very well in providing logs. Glenn went out or
down to Uncle Charlie's this afternoon, after the unusual exertion of
assisting with the washing this forenoon.
7, 1905 - Friday. Fine as
usual. Quite a run at the mill this forenoon. D.M. and I drove down to
Upper Stewiacke Village; to H.T. Fulton's, Doctor Cox's, then on to
Otter Brook. Dear old Otter Brook! It is a pretty place. Everything
looks so green and fresh.
8. 1905 - Saturday. Fine and
hot. 88 degrees. Mrs David Crocker and two boys here visiting. Very
hot. Too hot to work, almost.
9, 1905 - Sabbath. Fine and
hot. 92 degrees. D.M. and children at Sabbath School, all except Olive
and Baby Leonard.
July10, 1905 - Monday. Fine
and pretty hot. D.M. and Mrs B. left home for Truro this forenoon. The
boys were swimming etc when the mill was not running.
11, 1905 - Tuesday. Not quite
so hot. But hot enough yet. Flossie, and Annie Deyarmond went to
visit friends in Pembroke. William Reynolds, Otter Brook, here.
12, 1905 - Wednesday. Still
hot. D.M. returned from Truro today about 4 o'clock. Ed hamilton was
here to dinner. George MacKay intended starting for Shubenacadie where
the Orange Walk is to take place this year. D.M. brought "Glengarry
School Days" home from Truro.
13, 1905 - Thursday. Dark this
morning, but it did not rain and was hot this afternoon. We washed
clothes and baked bread today. The road machine was on the road over by
the mill this p.m. D.M. down with some lumber for the road - our part.
They are doing road-work this week.
14, 1905 - Friday. Hot; one
good shower this afternoon. Mrs J.W. Deyarmond here today, also her
baby, Herman Francis. Mr McLauchlin, the colporteur here tonight.
15, 1905 - Saturday. Warm and
showery. Thunder showers. Mr McLauchlin went away this morning. Alex
Fulton here with a load of logs.
16, 1905 - Sabbath. Fine and
hot. Rev. W. McDonald preached in place of Mr Archiblad, who is away.
All of us at church except Olive, Baby and I.
17, 1905 - Monday. Hot. We
washed. Ice Cream Social at Pembroke.
18, 1905 - Tuesday. Hot and
fine. Ironed. Jane and her mother down to the Upper Stewiacke Village
this afternoon. We baked bread.
19, 1905 - Wednesday. Fine. A
small shower early this morning. Bub and Roy started to Truro about 4
o'clock this morning. We churned and made bitter yeast today. Lewis
Fulton called. Also Chrissie Pearson.
20, 1905 - Thursday. Fine and
hot. Alden and D.M. hoeing potatoes. Sabbath School Convention in
Upper Stewiacke Village.
21, 1905 - Friday. Fine, not
quite so hot. Bub and Roy returned from Truro bringing 7 mattresses
and 4 springs for our beds.
22, 1905 - Saturday. Fine
again. The men-folk put the beds to rights. It was quite a job. We
scrubbed and baked bread. Miss J.M. Graham here to dinner. Miss Jessie
Brown and Mr Albert Deyarmond and Mr Allen Deyarmond called. After tea,
D.M., Olive, Baby Leonard and I drove up to the grave-yard and up to P.W.
23, 1905 - Sabbath. Fine. All
of us at Sabbath School except Harris (Bub). He is almost laid aside
24, 1905 - Monday. Fine in the
forenoon, but a few showers in the latter part of the afternoon and
evening. D.M., Baby and I went down to the Village with Roy, who left
home to work at haying at John and Alex Fulton's. This is the first of
Roy's going away to work. We all got our dinner at John Fulton's and we
got home about 4 o'clock.
25, 1905 - Tuesday. Darkish
but not any rain to mention. 3 or 4 grists came today, but the water is
too low, almost, to grind. Mrs Ned Graham and Miss Julia Graham called
in the afternoon. Bub is back n bed with lumbago.
26, 1905 - Wednesday. Hot and
dark with two or three little showers. D.M., Glenn and Harry went
over to L.W. Hamilton's after dinner. Mrs Wm. Graham was down helping
or making a dress for Olive. She took it home to finish it.
27, 1905 - Thursday. Cloudy,
but quite fine. Showers went round us, but did not fall here. The
girls, Bertha Deyarmond, Chrissie Pearson, Etta, Cora and Annie Graham
were here a while this afternoon.
28, 1905 - no entry
29, 1905 - Saturday. Fine, I
guess. I have not written until now (August 7). Mrs J.M. Cox, South
Branch, has a little daughter. Roy came home. He and Olin Graham drove
up from Stewiacke Village.
30, 1905 - Sabbath. Rather
dark with one heavy shower. All at Sabbath School except Bub, Olive,
Baby Leonard Austin, and I. Roy and Olin went back to their places
tonight. Would rather they waited until morning.
31, 1905 - Monday. Rather
dark. Bub went to Truro. D.M. took him up a piece. Baby and I and D.M.
at Martin Johnson's to tea. Got home about dusk. May Ogilvie died
July 29, 1905.
August 1, 1905 - Tuesday.
Still rather dark. Not much going on. D.M. and the girls drove to the
Village and got some things.
August 2, 1905 - Wednesday.
Dark but not showery. D.M. and I drove out to South Branch, to Uncle
Will Andrew's, and brought Berniece Fage up to make a visit. She is my
Aunt, Mrs Fage's daughter ,lives in Amherst, Cumberland County. Got a
piece of beef from Edson Cox.
August 3, 1905 - Thursday.
Pretty fine. Bub got home. He has asthma yet.
August 4, 1905 - Friday.
Fine. Flossie and Berniece up to see Mrs P.W. Graham. It was her
birthday. Jane and Annie Graham went to Pembroke to visit.
August 5, 1905 - Saturday. A
fine hay day. W.F.M.S. met in the church. Only 5 there.
August 6, 1905 - Sabbath. Dark
- showers at night. My 35th birthday. Had a lot of nice presents. A
Bible from Morrison ; "The Sky Pilot" from Alden; Candy from Flossie; a
glass pitcher from Glenn; Apron from Janie Webster; 2 handkerchiefs
from Nettie Webster; collar from Clara Webster; Sugar spoon from Mrs B.
August 7, 1905 - August 17, 1905
- no entries
August 18, 1905 - Friday.
Fine. Frost for two or three nights now. Mrs B. came home on Thursday,
August 17. The boys, Alden, Glenn and Harry, D.M. and Jane Graham went
to Truro August 16, and Harris and Mrs B. came back from Riversdale with
"Jerry" the next day. Mr Archibald called yesterday. He and Leith had
been up to Mrs MacKay's getting a boarding place for Leith, as he is to
teach here next term. Roy came home from John Fulton's August 11.
Robbie Deyarmond is there.
August 19, 1905 - Saturday.
Fine. D.M., the boys and Jane came home from Truro today. Jane did not
come here. She stopped at home.
August 20, 1905 - Sabbath.
Dark. Not much rain. Mr Archibald was not able to preach on account
of a whitlow on his finger.
August 21, 1905 - Monday. Dark
this forenoon, but a fine afternoon. School opened with Mr Leith P.
Archibald as teacher.
August 22, 1905 - Tuesday.
Dark this morning but a good hay day. D.M. and I were down to the
Village and got my skirt at Mattie Reynolds'. We got home about 4:30.
Allen Deyarmond is here this evening.
August 23 - 26, 1905 -
Wednesday to Saturday. Fine and dry. No rain yet. Saturday, Mrs
Potter and Mr and Mrs Deyarmond called. It is D.M.'s birthday. Alden
and Glenn were over to Lew Hamilton's. Mrs MacKay had a birthday
celebration this afternoon. Annie and Dannie Graham, Jean and Annie
Deyarmond were here.
August 27, 1905 -Sabbath.
Dry. Rather windy. The mill pond is dry except a pool over at the
other side. This is a very droughty time. Nothing is doing at all.
We were all at Sabbath School except Grandma, Baby and Bub.
August 28, 1905 - Monday. Dry
and a cold wind yet. D.M. and I drove to the Village this forenoon.
Bub and Roy went to Truro. Mrs Janet Deyarmond and Mrs P.W. Graham
and Bevie and baby Alfred were here to tea.
August 29, 1905 - Tuesday. Dry
again. Not such a chilly day as yesterday. Mrs B, Baby and I drove
over and had dinner at Uncle George Deyarmond's. Mrs Potter and Mr
Potter are home.
August 30, 1905 - Wednesday.
Fine. Smoky. Eclipse of the sun, but not much signs of it here.
Alden went to meet Bub and Roy who have been to Truro.
August 31, 1905 - Thursday.
Fine most of the day. A few drops of rain fell. We had a letter from
Aunt Maggie Fage.
September 1, 1905 - Friday.
Fine. A cool breeze. Roy and Jane went with Wood and Allie Graham to
pick blueberries, but they didn't get many.
September 2, 1905 - Saturday.
A fine day. We went to W.F.M.S. this afternoon. Had 21 garments to
send away to Trinidad to Miss Adella J. Archibald.
September 3, 1905 - September 4, 1905 -
The top of the page containing these
entries is torn off.
September 5, 1905 - Tuesday.
We had a great rain last night. The mill pond which had been dry for
some time, is filled, and the mill was running today. The men, who are
working for Alfred Dickie, on this brook, moved down to Uncle Sam
Johnson's today or yesterday. Jane, Roddie and Ruth Graham were here
September 6, 1905 - Wednesday.
Pretty fine. Nothing important occurred.
September 7, 1905 - Thursday.
Fine. We washed as usual. David Graham of some part of New Brunswick
here all night.
September 8, 1905 - Friday.
Fine. Cool. D.G. left. Swept out the house.
September 9, 1905 - Saturday.
Frost last night.
September 10 , 1905 - September 28, 1905 -
Most of these entries are missing because
of the page being torn. The last part of the entry before September 29
reads as follows:
and I are in the hall talking now. Like Creelman had an auction
today. Roy and D.M. took a load of lumber down to the Branch bridge.
September 29, 1905 - Saturday.
Much the same as yesterday. Cold wind, north and north east. Ross
Marshall called. There is no trade in that quarter. Not much grinding
can be done as the water is too scarce.
October 1 - 7, 1905 - Saturday
night again. How swiftly the days fly. No water to grind much yet.
No rain of any account has fallen. On Sabbath, October 1st Rev Mr
Archibald baptized 5 children in the Stiles Church. Boyd Smith, son of
Bradford and Alice Hamilton, aged 3 months, 9 days. Alfred Cecil, son
of Mr and Mrs P.W. Graham, aged 3 months, 25 days. Edward Murray, son
of Mr and Mrs C.E. Graham, aged 3 months, 17 days. Leonard Austen
Blaikie, aged 1 year, 3 months, 20 days. Samuel Irvin, son of Mr and
Mrs E.B. Deyarmond, aged 7 months, 21 days. That evening, Messers
John Lockhart and Wallace, of Dickie's men, had tea here. The week did
not amount to much as far as work is concerned. I was trying to quilt.
Tuesday, T. Roy and J. MacKenzie of Westville, Pictou County were over
after a load of laths. They went back Wednesday morning. Alden was
sick on Friday. This was Sacrament Saturday. D.M., Roy, Bub, Glenn,
Edith and I were down to Springside church. Mrs B. had Agne this week.
October 7, 1905 - October 13, 1905
- no entries
October 14, 1905 - Saturday
night. A squally day. There was a rainbow this morning. The wind was
chilly. W.F.M.S. Auxillary society met in the Stiles Church today. We
had eleven members present. [At this pont, some of the page is
missing. The entry continues as follows: J.M.] They finished digging
potatoes today. Had not much more than 12 Bu.
October 15, 1905 - October 20, 1905 -
October 21, 1905 - Saturday
night. Another week has passed. This week brought a change. The
weather has been wet. Plenty of water to grind, but unless more water
comes, it won't last long. The Messrs Fisher of Bass River, Colchester
County, N.S. were up October 19 - 20 to look at this mill. They liked
it very much. I was up to see Minnie (Mrs P.W. Graham) on Monday. Mrs
B. was up to Uncle Jim's October 19 - 20. She and I and Olive and
Leonard were up at Wm. Graham's to spend the afternoon today. Chester
Graham here all night on Friday night. Baked 15 loaves of bread this
October 22, 1905 - Ocxtober 27, 1905 -
October 28, 1905 - Saturday
again. This has been a comparitively fine week. The water is on the
scarce side yet though. The Messrs Fisher showed no sign this week.
Perhaps we may not hear from them again. Had a letter from sister
Edith. She has had another little daughter added to her family. Mr
James Young was here yesterday. Also Rev. Mr Archibald. A Mr. Moore
from New Brunswick is talking of purchasing the mill. The work on
the brook still goes on. Mrs B. spent Thanksgiving Day with Mr and Miss
Proven. John A. Graham is logging for us now. Mrs James A. Graham
fell down cellar and hurt herself, but is better now. Amanda Graham
came home this week, and Mrs Frank Fulton (nee Nellie Johnson) is at
her father's for the winter, I guess.
October 29, 1905 - November 17, 1905 -
November 18, 1905 - Saturday.
A cold windy day. How the days do slip away. Soon this year will be a
thing of the past. Emily H. Fraser, daughter of the Rev D. Stiles
Fraser, our former minister, and John R. Cox of Eastville were married
November 15. Mattie Reynolds came here to sew on October 30, and went
home November 11. Alden and I went down to the Village on that day
with her. The "Brook men" gave a party on November 13, at which a
number of the residents of Burnside were present. D.M., Roy, Glenn,
Florence and I were there. The cook, Mr J. Cole Hayward, and one of the
others, Edward Votour, were here one evening. Was up to call on Alice
Proven today. Got five and a quarter pounds of pork.
1905 - December 31, 1905 -