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Sunday, February 20, 2011

A Cold Wind Blows

A Day in the Life: February 20th

(Aged 14)
Wea.   Windy                               THUR. FEB. 20, 1896                    Ther. 2 below

Went to school.  Frank Warn stayed all night with (me).  I had to go up to Caitlin(?) Mill to see if he could pay Pa.

When I came home I came over the hill + the wind blew hard.  We were very cold when we got home.

(Aged 16)
Wea.  Cloudy                                SUN. FEB. 20, 1898                       Ther. 36

Came home got here about 6.30 o’clock P.M.  Mrs. Putney died last night.  Pa said Luella went to a dance Fri. eve over to Scotts is sick so she can’t get home.  It rained some as we came home from Corydon.

(Aged 17)
Wea.                                              MON. FEB. 20, 1899                     Ther. 

Went to school.  In eve we all went up to Maxwells.  Mrs. White and Mabel were up there.  Mabel + I played Pedro against Yale Simpson + Roman Tory.

(Aged 18)
Wea.                                              TUE. FEB. 20, 1900                       Ther.

Went to school.  Pa took a grist to the burg.

(Aged 19)
Wea.                                              WED. FEB. 20, 1901                     Ther.

Did chores in A.M. I took a grist to the burg.  It was awful stormy day.  Frankie Kinneston came over.

(Aged 20)
Wea.                                              THUR.  FEB.  20, 1902                 Ther.

Drew wood in A.M. in P.M. cut some.

(Aged 21)
Wea.                                              FRI.  FEB.  20, 1903                      Ther.



Editor's Note:  Women of a certain age seem to be dying quite frequently in 1898--first Mrs. Bingham, now Mrs. Putney.  I believe that Mrs. Putney was Jane Putney aged about 58.  She was married to Warren Putney whose grave I found in Levant Cemetery but Jane was not with him.

How very Jane Bennett of Luella to go to a dance and get sick forcing her to stay through her recovery.  I hope her host was a man of good fortune. 

Jane Bennett before her convalescence at Mr. Bingley's

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