131st BIRTHDAY OF ALICE WARN CASS
|Alice Warn Cass 1st row, second from left; Ivory School 1896 (?)|
In celebration, I will be making her mother-in-law's (Nora Babcock Cass) cake and frosting it with her daughter's (Mabel Cass Lucas) chocolate frosting. If all turns out according to plan I shall post the recipes and a picture soon.
Wea. SUN. JAN. 12, 1896 Ther. 33
Went over after grandma + ma + her went to church. I did not have to go. Ma was pretty cross when she got home.
Wea. Rainy WED. JAN. 12, 1898 Ther. 40
Went to school rode with Leon Page drove a cart --it was sleighing yesterday. Was going to church but it rained.
After school went up to Morgan Clark’s office + hear(d) a trial for assult (sic) + battery. Wrote two letters one to Frank Warn and one to France Long.
Wea. THUR. JAN. 12, 1899 Ther.
Went to school. Rode down with Ed Bragg + home with Lou Shaw.
In eve Pa + Ma + Rollie went down to the Burg to church. I stayed home and read “Thaddeus of Warsaw”. I read 100 pages of it.
Wea. FRI. JAN. 12, 1900 Ther.
Drew 4 loads of manure. In eve went to a party at Alice Warn’s
Wea. SAT. JAN. 12, 1901 Ther.
Alice + I came home today. It is her birthday. She is twenty one and “boss”.
Wea. SUN. JAN. 12, 1902 Ther.
Stayed at home all day. Frankie Kineston came up to borrow a horse collar.
Wea. MON. JAN. 12, 1903 Ther.
Alice did her washing to home. Rode up to John Smedley’s.
Wea. TUE. JAN. 12, 1904 Ther.
Worked in the woods for Lyle Coe all day. Alice’s birthday she is 24 years old.
Editor's Note: One wonders if it was church or grandma who put Ma in a bad mood in 1896.
Allen’s curiosity in watching the trial is fantastic. He doesn’t seem to be there because he knows who the person on trial is but he’s there because of what it is.
Glad to see he’s still reading “Thaddeus of Warsaw”. I took a look at my link and thought “not for me”.
As for Alice’s birthday through the years, I hope Allen bathed before the party in 1900 after a day working in manure. Unfortunately for Alice, she doesn’t always get a big birthday shout out from her love in these journals. In fact, the "washing" entry sort of pings at how quickly their lives moved from romancing to reality. In 1903, Alice had two children under 3 years old.