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Mrs. Fisher gets some recognition.

I recently read a few of Ella Warner Fisher’s poems at a “Farmer Poet” event at the Henry Sheldon Museum. An article about the event appeared in a local paper, and in USA Today, of all things. I suspect Mrs. … Continue reading

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June 22, 1906

Fri., 22  Rain at night.  Sew.  Clean milk room.  We all attend service in the church, led by Mr Hafer in the evening.  Salvation Army man on the street corner as we go home.  Make bread.  

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May 31, 1906

Thurs., 31  Ironing, churning, & sewing on dress.  Children go down street evening.  Henry takes Grace to her school.  Mr Winslow buried.  Milk goes to the creamery.    

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May 5, 1906

Sat., 5  Pleasant.  Work a few minutes out of doors.  Helen & Helena come.  Benjamin & his father working on the farm.  Bake bread, cake, doughnuts.   Iron.  Mr Arlie Aulden is the guest of the evening  Get to bed … Continue reading

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April 21, 1906

Sat., 21  Sewing, mending, meals &tc.  Ruth & Grace wash & iron.  Christine goes home.  Churn.  No telephone communication.  Scott commences to get milk.  

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April 21, 1903

Tues., 21  Get up early.  Henry & Benjamin turn away young cattle.  Wash, mop & iron.  Commence to tie off a comforter.  Very tired & somewhat cross.  Grace is no use today.   Mrs Porter & Sadie call.  

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March 30, 1903

Mon., 30  An immense wash.  Mop, &tc.  Go into the 3d floor for a little time to clean.  Ben bids off the George Fisher farm for $2200.  Mary Pierce up for a farewell visit.  Children make molasses candy.  

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