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Friday, January 14, 2011

A Day in the Life: January 14th

(Aged 14)
Wea.      Snowy                             TUE. JAN. 14, 1896                       Ther.  18

Went to school stayed all night to Mrs. Mason’s in evening went to church.                           

(Aged 16)
Wea.     Cloudy                              FRI. JAN. 14, 1898                        Ther.   29

Went to school.  Ma, Rollie + grandma went up to Aunt May’s.

Helped Percy Johnson along a little by giving him a handkerchief.

Chas Slater went up to Jack Maxwell’s this evening.  Elmer Warn rode up with me from school.

(Aged 17)
Wea.                                              SAT. JAN. 14, 1899                        Ther. 

Got up at 7.10.  Pa took a grist to the burg.  Ma, Rollie + I went to Jamestown.  Rollie + I had our pictures taken.  Rained all day in P.M. it turned to snow.  The wind blew the roof off the barn down on the Webster place + it fell in on a cow + hurt her.  Don’t know whether she will live or not. 
While we were at town the water rose and was about 2 ft over the road when we came home. 

Rollie and big brother Allen as photographed that morning in Jamestown.

(Aged 18)
Wea.                                               SUN. JAN. 14, 1900                      Ther.

Went to S. S. (Sunday School) at Ivory.  Took a bath.  Sent a letter down to Mattie Cowan telling her I would not be down.

(Aged 19)
Wea.                                              MON. JAN. 14, 1901                      Ther.

I took Pa to Falconer where he met the doctor.  Had to bring sleigh.  Came home about 2 P.M. and did the chores.

(Aged 20)
Wea.                                              TUE.  JAN.  14, 1902                     Ther.

Drew out manure and went to factory.  Leon Page stayed all night with us last night.  I went to the Burg and got a horse shod.

(Aged 21)
Wea.                                              WED.  JAN.  14, 1903                    Ther.

Pa + I went to Jamestown.  I went up to see Mr. Miller (?) again for Kerler Raleigh Company.  I did not take the job.

We contracted our pigs at Falconer.   Worked in Joel’s mill after I got home. 


(Aged 22)
Wea.                                               THUR. JAN. 14, 1904                     Ther.

Stayed at home all day.  In eve Alice + I went to the Odd Fellows Banquet given in their hall.


Editor's Note:
Could they be any cuter?  Really, that photo is one of my very favorites.  I love how they care about each other despite the 10 years between them.  I don't know why there is such a difference in age.  I don't know of any losses to the family but perhaps Nora just had a hard time conceiving. 

Also love the wording "helped Percy Johnson a long a little..." 

And it is curtains for Mattie Cowan's hopes and dreams of keeping her monogram through the Cass route.  Alice is firmly in Allen's heart.

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