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Sunday, January 9, 2011

A Day in the Life: January 9th

(Aged 14)
Wea. Stormy                                 THUR. JAN. 9, 1896                      Ther. 30

Went to school got a ride home with Gust Munson’s team.

(Aged 16)
Wea.  Clear                                   SUN. JAN. 9, 1898                           Ther.   34

I went over after grandma and we all went up the Hollow to S. School.  I took my bicycle out + rode it out to the watering trough + back but the snow had melted so it cut through + slid.

(Aged 17)
Wea.                                              MON. JAN. 9, 1899                        Ther. 

Pa + Geo are drawing bolts with both trams.  I rode to school with pa + home with Ada Page.  Filby is made (sic) as can be but Mabel returns smile for smile. 

I brought a football bladder home and patched it.  It is fair sleighing.  Snowed all day nearly.

(Aged 18)
Wea.                                              TUE. JAN. 9, 1900                         Ther.

Stayed at home in the A.M.

In the P.M.  Pa, Jud + I went up to John Rhode’s and got 3 cows paid $100 for them.

(Aged 19)
Wea.                                              WED. JAN. 9, 1901                        Ther.

Got up and eat and went to bed.  Fixed the bobsleds.

(Aged 20)
Wea.                                              THUR.  JAN.  9, 1902                    Ther.

Ray + I went over to the river and got 4 cows 2 for Pa and two for me paid $35 for one 9.50 for the other.

(Aged 21)
Wea.                                              FRI. JAN.  9, 1903                          Ther.

Went up to the surprise on Alice’s folks.  They gave their two chairs and some money.

(Aged 22)
Wea.                                              SAT . JAN. 9, 1904                         Ther.

Worked in woods all day. Quite cold.  In eve got pay for the work of J(?) $12.50.  Got shaved + bought Alice a book + 2 (?) Grandma was down all day.


Editor's Note:  Okay, so the ride into Frewsburg to the Baptist church seemed to pay off for Allen since Filby is mad and Mabel is full of smiles.

The mill work is must likely referring to saw mills.  The area was known for its pine forests and lumber was an important industry to the community.  

Cows seemed to range from the low end of $10 to the high end of $35 per head.

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