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Wednesday, March 23, 2011

"A Bushel and a Peck"

A Day in the Life: March 23rd


(Aged 14)
Wea. Clear                                   MON. MARCH 23 1896               Ther.  34

Went to school.  Still papering the house.  Rec’d a letter from Lewis Fox, Sawyer Mich.


(Aged 16)
Wea. Rainy                                  WED. MARCH 23 1898               Ther.

Went to school had regents examination in Adv. English + Spelling.  Looked at the civics paper but couldn’t pass it.  Rode to + from school with pa.  He went to a sale + bot one cow + one bu(shel) of wheat.

Wrong season but beautiful just the same.


(Aged 17)
Wea.                                             THU. MARCH 23 1899               Ther.

Stayed at home + boiled sap all day.


(Aged 18)
Wea.                                              FRI. MARCH 23 1900                 Ther.

Rode to school with Gorden Taylor.  Boiled sap it is the first we have boiled.  In eve Alice and I took a ride got home at 11:30.


(Aged 19)
Wea.                                               SAT. MARCH 23 1901                Ther.

NO ENTRY AGAIN UNTIL MAY 22nd



(Aged 20)
Wea.                                               SUN.  MARCH 23 1902                Ther.

Gail went to factory.  In P.M. Alice + I + the baby went over to pa’s.  Gail’s father came to see him.


(Aged 21)
Wea.                                              MON.  MARCH 23 1903                  Ther.

NO ENTRY MADE AGAIN UNTIL MAY 1st




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Editor's Note:   Follow the link if, like me, you are uncertain of the exact size of a bushel or for that matter a peck.  So that answers the age-old question of how many pickled peppers Peter Piper picked.

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