Journalist and "a forthright and passionate proponent of rural life," Jim Merriam of Tara, has been awarded the Municipality of Arran-Elderslie's 2017 Senior of the Year award. Merriam was presented with the certificate by Mayor Paul Eagleson at Monday's regular council meeting. Nominated by the municipality, with help from Carolyn Walker, the nomination letter mentions Merriam's more than 45-year career in journalism, establishing him as "one of the foremost rural journalists of our time.
Note: This is part two of a diary written by Bruce Township farmer William McCulloch. The diary was started when Mr. McCulloch was 22 years old. It begins in 1911 and covers life on his Bruce Township farm in those early years. March 25 – Finished cutting the wheat straw and put away the cutting box…Put the binder in the barn. Made a box to hold grain in the hen-house. Sap ran well in the afternoon and we gathered about 20 pails of sap. Hens laid 25 eggs.
Arran-Elderslie farmer Bill McCulloch recently shared with me a diary, written by his grandfather, William McCulloch. The diary, in the most beautiful handwriting, was started when Mr. McCulloch was 22 years old. It begins in 1911 and covers life on his Bruce Township farm in those early years. As I read the diary, I realized it was just too interesting not to share with others, so for this week, and the next two, maybe even three weeks, I will be sharing excerpts from the diary in "Mary's Corner".
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