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Tuesday, January 11, 2011

A Day in the Life: January 11th

(Aged 14)
Wea.  Clear                                   SAT. JAN. 11, 1896                         Ther.   24

Stayed at home helped Geo Walters kill 1 one year old beef.
Went up to Burt’s Mill 2 trips with Geo Walters drawing logs for a barn.
Allen aged 14 at home, September 1896

(Aged 16)
Wea. cloudy                                  TUE. JAN. 11, 1898                        Ther.   34

Went to school.  Rec’d a letter from Frank Warn also one from France Long.  Rode to school + back with Leon Page. 
Ma+ Rollie went down to Grandma Mason’s but she wasn’t at home. 


(Aged 17)
Wea.                                              WED. JAN. 11, 1899                      Ther.

Got up at 5.30.  Rode down to school with Mearle Cowan + back with Pa. 
Pa + George are drawing bolts from the Webster place up to Bradley’s
It was awful cold this morning.  Mearle froze his nose the ther. was down to 16 below zero.

(Aged 18)
Wea.                                              THUR.  JAN. 11, 1900                   Ther.

Drew wood and corn stalks.

(Aged 19)
Wea.                                              FRI. JAN. 11, 1901                         Ther.

In A.M. took Alice home.  In P.M. went up to Miles Coes to have his guns fixed.  After that I went up to (?) and it rained so we had to stay all night there.

(Aged 20)
Wea.                                              SAT.  JAN.  11, 1902                      Ther.

I was sick all day with a cold.  Pearle, Ruth, Pa + Ma came over.

(Aged 21)
Wea.                                              SUN.  JAN.  11, 1903                      Ther.

Stayed at home all day.  Did the chores.  Pa, Ma + Rollie came over in the evening.


(Aged 22)
Wea.                                                MON. JAN. 11, 1904                     Ther.

Went up to farm and stayed around home.  Lyle Coe paid me $5.00.


Editor's Note:
  Grandma Mason is not a relative.  I believe Mrs. Mason to be a very close friend of the family that is all since this is the first she is referred to as "grandma" and Allen is at his youngest in his diaries.  ADDENDUM:  I just unearthed some documents that suggest otherwise so TBC...

Also a NOTE BENE  I may have incorrectly suggested Lone Pine as the house Allen grew up in when in fact that is where he raised his family including my grandmother Mabel.  During the early diaries Allen was living in Valley Gate Farm built by his father Frank as seen here:
 L-R Rollie, Frank, Nora, Allen Valley Gate Farm, September  1896

1 comment:

  1. Great post Jenny. Allen and Alice's marital home was Lone Pine. I don't know with what money they bought it. The barn and fields from Valley Gate belong to Uncle Rollie as late as 1975 from what I understand. That's why we got to ride the horses there. The people were leasing the land from Uncle Rollie. Phyllis would know for sure.