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Wednesday, February 2, 2011

A Family Portrait

A Day in the Life: February 2nd

Photo of the Cass Family in 1911 at Lone Pine

Front: L-R Willard; Mabel; Alice and baby Allen; Allen and baby Ruth  Back: L-R Ruth (Warn) Wescott and baby George; Mrs. Wescott; Myrtle Wescott; Pearl Warn

(Aged 14)
Wea.  Cloudy                                SUN. FEB. 2, 1896                        Ther. 32

Stayed at home.           

(Aged 16)
Wea. Snowy                                 WED. FEB. 2, 1898                  Ther. Zero

Drove to school.  went over to Mrs. Masons.  It is awful snowy + windy + cold.  Have talked of having a sleigh ride as it is very good sleighing.  When I cam home Mr. + Mrs. Woodcock rode up to Silas White’s.

(Aged 17)
Wea.                                             THUR. FEB. 2, 1899                      Ther. 

Ma + I went up to Jamestown.  I had my picture taken again as ithe others didn’t suit us.  I got me a pair of pants coat $2.

In eve Pa + Ma + Rollie went up to Maxwells.

(Aged 18)
Wea.                                             FRI. FEB. 2, 1900                           Ther.

Stayed at home all day.  In eve Pa + Rollie went up and got the mail
Pa brought down Ed Harrington’s saddle which he lent me.

(Aged 19)
Wea.                                               SAT. FEB. 2, 1901                         Ther.

Did the chores and we all Alice, Rollie + I went out and shelled 4 bushels of corn(?).  Pa came home.

(Aged 20)
Wea.                                             SUN.  FEB.  2, 1902                        Ther.

Alice, Willard + I went over to Pa’s.

(Aged 21)
Wea.                                             MON.  FEB.  2, 1903                      Ther.

I took Alice over to Ma’s to do her washing.

(Aged 22)
Wea.                                              TUE. FEB. 2, 1904                         Ther.

Jim + I worked up in the woods all day.


Editor's Note:  We thought it was about time to roll out some more family photos.  This one is wonderful because you can see Alice's sisters Ruth and Pearl and apparently Ruth's in-laws.  You can also see the built-up shoe on Allen's lame leg.  Our grandma is Mabel.  Allen and Alice's oldest daughter Dorothy is missing from the picture as is their son Morris.

1 comment:

  1. The best thing about this photo is the baseball bat! Until I uncovered the original we only had a zeroxed copy which lost most of the detail. Morris did not live with the rest of the Cass Family at Lone Pine. He lived with Nora and Frank at Valley Gate. The reason being that Morris was developmentally challenged. His birth was hard and he was one of two twins. The other, Marvin died straight off. Or not. Depending on who you want to believe. But I think we shall let that be tomorrow's post.