Item 01: John Duncan McRae diary, 5 October-11 December 1917 - Page 96

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and that the Parson had left the city but the people who were in his house knew him & were evidently Presbyterians & the young lady asked us in, & we did not refuse In a few minutes a black boy servant in a white coat brought in coffee & cake & then we spent a delightful evening.
There were two fine girls, one about my age & one about 17, also an invalid son and the mother, who was one of the real good homely, motherly sort, & made us perfectly at home.
The eldest daughter Violet Rowan was in Germany when war was declared & had a very exciting time in returning thence to England; we sang & played & were very sorry when we had

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