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Friday, February 4, 2011

From School and Courting to the Daily Grind

A Day in the Life: February 4th

(Aged 14)
Wea. Snowy                                 TUE. FEB. 4, 1896                         Ther.  34

Went to school.               

(Aged 16)
Wea. Clear                                    FRI. FEB. 4, 1898              Ther. 4 below

Went to school eat dinner at Mrs. Mason’s. Rode home with Luther Warn.  The thermometer registered 32 below zero at Saratoga.              

(Aged 17)
Wea.                                              SAT. FEB. 4, 1899                          Ther. 

In A.M. Ma + Rollie went up the Hollow asking the folks to come to Maxwell’s surprise party next Tues. eve.

In P.M.  I went with her + we went up over Oak Hill then down to the burg and got them an album + toilet set.

Freddie Page came over + played with Rollie.

Pa + I took the rifle apart + got a piece of a cartridge out of it.

Where it was all happening that day.


(Aged 18)
Wea.                                              SUN. FEB. 4, 1900                          Ther.

Stayed at home in A.M. In P.M. went to S.S.  In eve Alice and I took a sleigh ride and went to church.

(Aged 19)
Wea.                                             MON. FEB. 4, 1901                        Ther.

Drew Pa’s logs to the burg in A.M. In evening Alice + I went down to the burg and got the paper for Frankin (?) house.  Mr. + Mrs. Bunce + Mr. + Mrs. Elldriges’s folks came in the evening also.

(Aged 20)
Wea.                                             TUE.  FEB.  4, 1902                        Ther.

The mail didn’t come today.  In P.M. I went over to pa’s got the bucher (sic) knives and we fixed the deed.

(Aged 21)
Wea.                                              WED.  FEB.  4, 1903                       Ther.

Ma came over.


(Aged 22)
Wea.                                               THUR. FEB. 4, 1904                      Ther.

Stayed at home.  Got Bill shod and cutter till fixed.


Editor's Note:  Looks like a good old-fashioned "play date" for Rollie.    It is funny to remember how much has changed in the world and that, unlike today, most of us didn't grow up having our parents schedule our play time with others; it was much more organic than that. 

Funny that Allen and Nora would go up over Oak Hill to Frewsburg since it was not the most direct route.  They were living on the Ivory Road and Oak Hill would have been in their backyard.  Maybe they went down Bunce Road and cut across Wigren.  Perhaps it was a pretty day and Nora wanted a different view.

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