This is the handwriting of either my great-great-grandfather, William J. Duck, or his wife Mary (Coll) Duck of Morpeth, Ontario early in 1897. What types of things were they purchasing 117 years ago? A cross saw at $4.25, a couple of creamers for 90 cents each. A whip for a quarter, a 20 cent curry comb and a 35 cent bull chain.
I wonder what the “comfoder” was, purchased for $5.75 from A. G. Handy? At first I thought maybe it says corn fodder, but maybe it was a comforter?
I found the last entry interesting: $1.50 for registering 2 Pedigrees. I expect this refers to horses.
Here is a postcard that was sent to my great-great-grandparents’ son Harvey (the brother of my great-grandfather Clarence Duck). I am not sure if that is Harvey in the photo, but the horses may be from the Duck farm.