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Monday, February 28, 2011

One Day More

A Day in the Life: February 28th

(Aged 14)
Wea.  Cloudy                               FRI. FEB. 28, 1896                        Ther. 34

Went to school.  Stayed all night at Mrs. Mason’s because I could not get a ride home.

(Aged 14)
Wea.  Windy                               SAT. FEB. 29, 1896                        Ther. 34

Came home.  Got a ride with Frank Thayer.  Stayed all night with Grandma.

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(Aged 16)
Wea.  Sunny                                MON. FEB. 28, 1898                       Ther. 34

Went to school our football has come.  Andrew Warn was down to see about buying some cows but is going to wait till the sale on the 15th of March.

(Aged 17)
Wea.                                              TUE. FEB. 28, 1899                       Ther. 
Drove to school.  It is quite muddy.  Judd Grover moved onto the other place and George Waters is moving out.  Chas Slater is to stay here for a week or 8 days.  Pa + Chas and Pa + Geo settled up.  Chas Slater goes up to Si Eccles to work tomorrow.

(Aged 18)
Wea.                                               WED. FEB. 28, 1900                    Ther.

Went to school.  Elmer Odel came tonight to begin work tomorrow.  Went up to see Frank Warn in the eve about a sleigh ride for Friday.

(Aged 19)
Wea.                                              THUR. FEB. 28, 1901                   Ther.

Drew a load of wood over here and also brought the rest of our things.  We set up the stove and went over to Grandma’s to supper.  We spent our first night here.

(Aged 20)
Wea.                                              FRI.  FEB.  28, 1902                      Ther.

Rained.  Went to the factory and got the wagons and things in shape.

(Aged 21)
Wea.                                               SAT.  FEB.  28, 1903                     Ther.



Editor's Note:  In 1896, I believe the friction with Frank continues even though he says he stayed with Mrs. Mason because he didn't have a ride home, the next night he is at Grandma Cass' for the night.  I think they're giving each other a little distance.

In 1899, doesn't it seem like Allen is sitting at the kitchen table writing in his journal listening to his pa conduct business?  First Chas is staying and then it is scratched out and Pa settles up with him instead.

1901--Allen and Alice spend their first night in their own home!   On my huge wish list of things to do is finding a map of the area from this time and seeing where everyone lived and what house might have been called Elm Wood.

1 comment:

  1. Elmwood is a street in Falconer- maybe is it possible that is where he was referring too? Great Blog! I am enjoying reading it!