Wea. Clear TUES. FEB. 25, 1896 Ther. 3
Went to school. Went up to Catlins.
Wea. Cloudy FRI. FEB. 25, 1898 Ther. 30
Went to school. In evening pa went up the hollow to a post office meeting he has got to write a letter to Hooker.
|Library of Congress; 1898|
Wea. SAT. FEB. 25, 1899 Ther.
Asa, Pa, Ma, Rollie + I all went up to Maxwell’s sale. Pa was bookkeeper. Asa didn’t buy anything. Everything went awful high. Glen + Frank came down + stayed all night. Luella + Aunt May are over to grandma’s.
Wea. SUN. FEB. 25, 1900 Ther.
Stayed at home all day. Awful cold.
Wea. MON. FEB. 25, 1901 Ther.
In A.M. drew a load of bolts to Frewsburg. Drew a load also in the P.M.
Wea. TUE. FEB. 25, 1902 Ther.
Drew 3 loads of manure + went to factory.
Wea. WED. FEB. 25, 1903 Ther.
NO ENTRY MADE
Editor's Note: The 1898 entry seems to be referencing the naming of the Town of Ivory. Previously, the area was known as Pope Hollow but since the use of two words in the naming of any new Post Offices was forbidden, a different one had to be found. According to our Grandmother, a local man happened to look down at a box of Ivory Soap at his feet and thought it was a most suitable name. Of course, there are many versions and many sources on this story one of which I have in my hand: a brochure from "The Fiftieth Anniversary of the Ivory Chapel of the Frewsburg Baptist Church". It is dated August 17, 1947. In it, they tell the story our Grandmother did but they actually name Clarence Love as the local man. There is also the mention of a contest held to decide the name found at the History Page on the Town of Carrol Website. I'm sure the truth is a bit of all of these accounts.