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Monday, January 10, 2011

A Day in the Life: January 10th

(Aged 14)
Wea. Clear                                    FRI. JAN. 10, 1896                         Ther.  23
Went to school and got a book out of the library by the name of Hans Brinker.

(Aged 16)
Wea. Rainy                                    MON. JAN. 10, 1898                     Ther.  34

Went to school.  Rec’d a letter + catalogue from Cash Buyer Union. (second paragraph is of interest).

Ask(ed) someone to go to a social Friday eve 21.  Geo. + Chas went over to Barnes + Chapples’ mill after wood for grandma.  Rode to school  + back with Leon Page.

(Aged 17)
Wea.                                              TUE. JAN. 10, 1899                        Ther. 

Got up at 5:30 and done my chores.  Rode as far as Will Smith’s with George Walters than walked to school.  Rode with George Walters got Rollie a pair of rubber boots cost $1.75.

(Aged 18)
Wea.                                               WED. JAN. 10, 1900                     Ther.

In A.M. stayed at home.  In P.M. Frank Warn + I went down and visited the school at the burg. 
Frank stayed all night with me.  Mattie Cowan made a date with me for Sunday eve.

(Aged 19)
Wea.                                             THUR. JAN. 10, 1901                     Ther.


(Aged 20)
Wea.                                              FRI.  JAN.  10, 1902                      Ther.

Took a cow up to E.M. Vanderwarks.  Got $9 for her.

(Aged 21)
Wea.                                              SAT.  JAN.  10, 1903                      Ther.

Worked in Joel’s (?) mill all day.

(Aged 22)
Wea.                                              SUN. JAN. 10, 1904                        Ther.

Stay at home all day.  Bought a buggy from Dell (?) Robinson for $4.00.  In eve went to church with Alice.


Editor's Note:  * “Got up and eat and went to bed.  Fixed the bobsleds.” apparently is the DITTO here.   This seems to be the obligation to the journal kicking in when the desire is lacking.  I’m sure Allen had to have done a few other things on the next day otherwise those bobsleds really weren't a bargain.

How wonderful to think of 14-year-old Allen reading about Hans on the frozen canals half a world away.

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