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Sunday, January 16, 2011

A Day in the Life: January 16th

(Aged 14)
Wea.   Clear                                   THUR. JAN. 16, 1896                   Ther. zero

Went to school + went to dinner at the church cost 10 cents.   James Anderson rented our place for one year.  He is to take possession on March 4th.               

(Aged 16)
Wea. Snowy                                  SUN. JAN. 16, 1898                        Ther.   27

Stayed at home all day.  In the evening Chas Slater + I went down to the burg to church.  I went home with __x___ P.  Chas asked Bertha Woods and got left. 

(Aged 17)
Wea.                                              MON. JAN. 16, 1899                     Ther.

Drove to school  Played football at morning + won both.  At noon it was awful muddy and we were all plastered.

Pa + George have been getting the roof on the barn on the Webster place ready to shingle.
It is very warm and the frost is nearly all out of the road tonight.

(Aged 18)
Wea.                                              TUE. JAN. 16, 1900                        Ther.

Drew Manure.

(Aged 19)
Wea.                                              WED. JAN. 16, 1901                      Ther.

In A.M. did chores.  We all went up to the hospital in the afternoon to see Pa.  He had had the operation performed all night but was very nervous.  Image:
This operating room was in Brooklyn, NY in 1900. Frank may not have had it so good

(Aged 20)
Wea.                                              THUR.  JAN.  16, 1902                  Ther.

Pa got his cutter.  Drew 2 ton of hay over from pa at $8.50.  Pa had a man come to work (Lawrence Linky).  Ray wants to quit and help Joel on the saw mill.  I went up to Mile’s Annis’ to see if  I could hire John Annis.


(Aged 21)
Wea.                                              FRI.  JAN.  16, 1903                       Ther.

Alice and I went to the burg in the P.M.  I had my hair cut and a shave.
It as the first nice day we have had in some time.
The burg

(Aged 22)
Wea.                                               SAT. JAN. 16, 1904                         Ther.

Stayed at home all day.  Mrs. Putnam died.  Clint brought me a load of hay + dividend.  It was $1.62.


Editor's Note:  

Obviously, "plastered" with mud and not alcohol--which thus far has had no mention at any age. 

Poor G-G Grandpa Frank.  I can't imagine what operation he had "all night"  but I would have been nervous too!

I have tried to see who the unfortunate Mrs. Putnam was and the only likely person I have seen on the 1900 US Census is one Alice Putnam who would have been around 27 years-old.  I cannot find her or her family again in the 1910 US Census.

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