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Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Irma Bunce: Byron of the Burg?

A Day in the Life: February 15th

(Aged 14)
Wea.   Clear                                 SAT. FEB. 15, 1896                        Ther. 34

Stayed at home.  Pa + Ma went to Jamestown.

(Aged 16)
Wea.    snowy                              TUE. FEB. 15, 1898                        Ther. 30

Went to school Pa + Ma went down it is town meeting.  Ma went to Mrs. Mason’s after school.  I brought ma home + Chas Slater + I went down.  We each got Pa a cigar.  Got home at about 10 o’clock P.M.  Elmer Vanderwalk was elected by 4 majority over Russell Sternberg.  Recd a letter from France Long.

(Aged 17)
Wea.                                             WED. FEB. 15, 1899                      Ther. 

Drove to school.  Ma + Grandma went down to the social at the Baptist Church.  I got a valentine from Irma Bunce it was a homemade one but the poetry which she made up herself was all right and I intend to put it into practice Friday eve.

(Aged 18)
Wea.                                               THUR. FEB. 15, 1900                  Ther.

Went to school.

(Aged 19)
Wea.                                              FRI. FEB. 15, 1901                        Ther.

Drew a load of lumber from the mill.  Alice + Ma went to the burg.

(Aged 20)
Wea.                                              SAT.  FEB.  15, 1902                      Ther.

Done chores + went up to the store + got some groceries.  Got some stock food.

(Aged 21)
Wea.                                              SUN.  FEB.  15, 1903                      Ther.



Editor's Note:  
I can't figure out who France Long is.  But she(?) has been Allen's regular correspondent throughout the diaries transcribed to date.  There is a Long family in Carroll at this time but none by the name of France or similar.

Well, Irma's pretty poetry sure got Allen all hot and bothered.  I hope she is braced for Friday night...saying that is he going to try and follow through on some sweet nothings that she has offered him or is he going to try out her lines on other girls? I hate to question Allen's intentions and he has been "dating" Irma more than others in this year but I get the sense that he likes lots of different girls.

1 comment:

  1. To be hot and bothered at 17. Could there be anything worse for a young man in Chautauqua County (or any other county for that matter) at the time?