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Tuesday, January 18, 2011

A Day in the Life: January 18th

(Aged 14)    
Wea.  Cloudy                                SAT. JAN. 18, 1896                         Ther.   26

Pa + Ma went to Jamestown.  Pa got his false tooth + Ma got hers fixed.  Rollie + I stayed at home.                     

Somehow this was a nicer image to use  than antique false teeth.  Trust me.

(Aged 16)
Wea.  Clear                                   TUE. JAN. 18, 1898                     Ther. 10-34

Went to school had a review in grammer (sic).  Ask S.B. to go to Lincoln Club tomorrow night.   Rode to school and back with Leon Page.

Got a letter from Frank Warn.  He is doing well at the Fredonia Normal School.


(Aged 17)
Wea.                                              WED. JAN. 18, 1899                      Ther. 

Drove to school.  Played football.    In eve Ma + I went down to the burg to church.  It is very cold. 
Clara Longquist was at church but I told her ma was at church + I couldn’t go home with her + I didn’t believe I had better anyway as she was so old.

(Aged 18)
Wea.                                              THUR. JAN. 18, 1900                     Ther.

Drew off 30 bu(shels) of potatoes. 

(Aged 19)
Wea.                                               FRI. JAN. 18, 1901                        Ther.

Alice’s father and mother were down and ate dinner with us.  Greased the other harness in the P.M.  In evening raised cain in general with everything.

(Aged 20)
Wea.                                                SAT.  JAN.  18, 1902                     Ther.

Took Alice home.  Ray drew 1 1/4 ton of hay.   Glen was down.

(Aged 21)

Wea.                                             SUN.  JAN.  18, 1903                        Ther.

Stayed at home all day and read.  It was very stormy.  Grandma came over to dinner.

(Aged 22)
Wea.                                                MON. JAN. 18, 1904                      Ther.

Stayed at home all day. 


Editor's Note:  Alas poor Clara Longquist.  One would think she was some middle-aged man eater.  Maybe even a widow looking to snare herself a nice shiny new husband.  However, census records suggest she is just 3 years older than Allen.  What a difference a century makes.  (sound of cougar growl here).

The Lincoln Club is presumably a political organization as it is today.  But I don't know who S.B. is.  It seems likely to be a girl because he is being so coy about naming a name.

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