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Sunday, January 23, 2011

A Day in the Life: January 23rd

Allen Frank Cass' initials carved into the Fenton Barn photographed 1999
(Aged 14)
Wea. Rainy                                   THUR. JAN. 23, 1896                     Ther. 34

Went to school.  It rained most all day.  R.A. Tracy and Jake Springer were here.                     

(Aged 16)
Wea. snowy                                  SUN JAN. 23, 1898                   Ther. 36-26

This morning it was warm + not a bit of snow on the ground but before noon we had a regular blizzard + the ground is all white.
Stayed at home all day. 

(Aged 17)
Wea.                                              MON. JAN. 23, 1899                      Ther. 

Drove to school.  Had an examination in 1st year English don’t know as I passed.
Bessie Traver rode home with me.
In eve Pa + Ma went to church with Ed Harrington. 
Rollie + I stayed home.  I wrote a letter to Vernie White.

(Aged 18)
Wea.                                               TUE. JAN. 23, 1900                      Ther.

Stayed at home and worked. 
In eve took Alice down to the burg to a lecture given by Dr. Killings.

(Aged 19)
Wea.                                               WED. JAN. 23, 1901                      Ther.

Sawed bolts all day with Frank besides doing the chores.  Ma and Rollie went to the lecture at Frewsburg.  I was so tired I did not care to go.  Frank Harrington (?) came over in the evening. 

(Aged 20)
Wea.                                              THUR.  JAN.  23, 1902                  Ther.

Ray went to factory.  I went over to Pa’s.  I got dinner as Alice was sick.  In P.M. Ray and Laurence sawed wood.  Ed Harrington sent his milk for the last time.

(Aged 21)
Wea.                                              FRI.  JAN.  23, 1903                      Ther.

Drew up wood.

(Aged 22)  
Wea.                                               SAT. JAN. 23, 1904                        Ther.

Stayed at home all day.


Editor's Note:  Sawing bolts; Cutting bolts, what does it mean?  I have never heard of a bolt of wood.  I did happen upon a possible Farm Blacksmithing connection.  Well,  Allen was pounding irons the other day but where did he get it all if this is the case?  When did he get skilled as a Smith?

Sadly, I couldn't turn up anything on Dr. Killings to find out what the lecture may have been on.  Does not sound like a hot date in any case.  The name isn't very appealing for one thing.

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