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Friday, March 11, 2011

As the Crow Flies

A Day in the Life: March 11th

(Aged 14)
Wea.  Snowy                                WED. MARCH 11, 1896               Ther. 20

Shot at a crow but did not hit it.
In evening Henry, Ed + Flora Harrington, Mrs. Geo. Bingham + Frank Peterson were here. 

Father + Rollie are sick La Grippe. (Does not look like Allen's handwriting on the health report)


(Aged 16)
Wea.  Cloudy                                FRI. MARCH 11, 1898                  Ther.

Bert + I boiled sap.  In P.M. we did the same.  Alpha Flagg came up + after school Bertha Colbern came up + ate supper.  In eve there was a number of men here to see about the post office + we are going to have it + it is named Ivory.

(Aged 17)
Wea.                                              SAT. MARCH 11, 1899                 Ther. 

Boiled sap all day.  Pa went to the burg with Judd Grover + got his grass seed.

(Aged 18)
Wea.                                               SUN. MARCH 11, 1900                Ther.

Stayed at home all day.  Pa, Ma + Rollie went up to S.S. I stayed home and wrote to Mabel Spencer and Mabel White.

(Aged 19)
Wea.                                               MON. MARCH 11, 1901               Ther.


 (Aged 20)
Wea.                                              TUE. MARCH 11, 1902                  Ther.

Went to factory.  Pearl went home.  Put up a grist.  Frankie Kineston came up.

(Aged 21)
Wea.                                              WED.  MARCH 11, 1903                Ther.



Editor's Note:  Of course Allen did not hit the crow.  But why would he want to anyhow?

I learn something new almost every day with the blog.  For instance I did not know La Grippe was a fancy, French term for Influenza.  I had always thought it was a fancy French word for diarrhea.  I am much the better person for this information.

Am I wrong or does it look like Ivory, NY was officially christened at a Post Office meeting in Valley Gate Farm on this day in 1898?

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