Cynthia’s Diary – June 16 – 29, 1946


16 Sunday

Awoke about 5 a.m. to children crying.  Watched scenery.  Went to sleep.  Had corn flakes, bacon and egg and toast.  Got off at Cambletown for walk.  Also at Mont Joli.  Bought cokes from super café.  Took photos.  Had salad, ice cream for dinner etc.  Went to sleep.

17 Monday

Johnny’s and my second Wedding Anniversary.  Arrived Belleville 5 a.m.  Johnny and Gordon waiting for me.  70 miles in car.  Had flat tire.  Another couple came with us.  Met Thelma and children.  Drove to town.

18 Tuesday

Johnny gave me anniversary presents of stockings, and Red Chenille house coat.  Bought me slacks, dress, etc.  Drove 310 miles to Sudbury.  Had drinks etc. on way.

19 Wednesday

Pamela’s 18th Birthday.  Met Duke, Marie, Ma and Pa Jenkins, Rae, Paul, Ellen, Phil etc.  Had a party ‘till 6 o’clock in morning for me.  Met dozens of people.  Did square dances to orchestra.

20 Thursday

Had table full of presents.  Beer, wine.  Wonderful food, chicken also Wedding cake.  Went to Phil and Ellen’s to supper.  Went drive round Sudbury.

21 Friday

Bought me pickled egg.  Put sugar on by mistake.  Couldn’t eat it.  They laughed.  Had Hen party shower for me  Lots more presents.  Also wine.  Played bingo won 4 times.  Went to Ma Jenkin’s for supper.

22 Saturday

Drove to Lake Penage.  Mr. and Mrs. Whithead’s Lodge.  Mad at John for going on Lake for 2 ½ hours with girls.  Saw house where Dionne Quints born.  Also lovely house they now live in.

23 Sunday

Drove back from Sudbury.  Could not carry my presents.  Just clock off Jenkins.  Had to leave bouquet behind.  Stopped at Callendar.  Met more Dowdalls including Johnny’s half brother.  Had drink in their café.  I was sick on way.  Had flat tire.

24 Monday

Johnny started work again.

25 Tuesday

Insurance man came.  Johnny bought insurance.  Paid $56 first payment.  Drove down town for lime drink.  Bought fish and chips.

26 Wednesday

Drove to canal.  Johnny swam.  I paddled.  Had ice cream.  Also hamburger.  The weather is boiling.

27 Thursday

Had letter from Mummy and Phyllis.  Wrote letters.  Sometimes it’s hard to believe I’m in Canada.  Johnny worked ‘till 11 o’clock on car.  Top fell on his arm.

28 Friday

Rode down got bread with Thelma, Johnny.  Gave me $2 to do some shopping.  Bought pound cherries.

29 Saturday

All went to town to do shopping.  Bought Wendy dress.

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