Wea. cloudy FRI. JAN. 31, 1896 Ther. 40
Went to school in the evening went to a party at Mr. Marshall’s + rode home with John Warn.
Ma + Grandma went to Jamestown.
Wea. Cold MON. JAN. 31, 1898 Ther. 18
Went to school. Geo Walters is moving onto the place where James Anderson lived. Got me a pair of rubbers. During the regents examinations I passed History, Arithmetic + Reading. I am now taking Elem. English, Physiology, Geography + Civics.
Wea. TUE. JAN. 31, 1899 Ther.
Rode to school with pa he went up to Bradley’s after some money to pay Colburn. Walked as far as Thorntons when pa met me + took me home the rest of the way.
I began the study of Physics today.
|Photo circa 1890. Our Grandmother's first teaching job was in the one-room school house "where all the Cass Children went to school".|
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Wea. WED. JAN. 31, 1900 Ther.
In A.M. drew a load of manure.
In P.M. stayed at home all the time awful cold. The thermometer is about zero and the wind blows bad.
Wea. THUR. JAN. 31, 1901 Ther.
Drew a load of logs to the burg in the A.M. and did the chores.
Wea. FRI. JAN. 31, 1902 Ther.
Lawrence, Ray + I cut logs all day. In eve I went over to pa’s + got a sack of flour.
Wea. SAT. JAN. 31, 1903 Ther.
Dave + I cut a big hemlock tree and a beech. Pearl + Ruth came down.
Wea. SUN. JAN. 31, 1904 Ther.
Stayed at home all day. In eve Alice went to church.
Editor's Note: So our boy does well on his Regents exams and moves to the head of the class--well maybe not but there's so much more for him to study. In discussing with my sister where exactly Allen would have gone to school we have opened a new line of investigation. For some reason I thought he went into Frewsburg but my sister assumed that he went down the road to the one-room school house in Poland. Then I found a picture my grandmother painted of said school house with the notation "Where all the Cass children went to school". I must confess I don't know if she meant her generation or her father Allen's as well. So I will pursue.