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Thursday, March 17, 2011

Crack-Shot Randsom King Wounds the Floor

A Day in the Life: March 17th


(Aged 14)
Wea.                                              TUE. MARCH 17, 1896                Ther.

Went to school.


(Aged 16)
Wea.  Sunny                                 THU. MARCH 17, 1898                Ther.

Went to school played the last game of football on the series of five in which Erd + I chose up, they beat us bad.  Had all our cows dehorned today.  34 in all that we have that was dehorned.  Mrs. Mason + Alice went home in the morning.


(Aged 17)
Wea.                                              FRI. MARCH 17, 1899                 Ther.

Drove to school.  Pa + Ma went to town to peddle our syrup but he couldn’t peddle it out so he sold it to a store at .75 cents a gal.

Rollie said that while we were all away Randsom King came in + was looking at Pa’s rifle when it went off + the bullet went through the floor in the bedroom.

This card holds the place of a picture of Frank's gun to be posted early next week--the photo editor is on vacation.  (etsy site)



(Aged 18)
Wea.                                             SAT. MARCH 17, 1900                 Ther.

Worked all day sawing wood and shelling corn.


(Aged 19)
Wea.                                              SUN. MARCH 17, 1901                Ther.

NO ENTRY AGAIN UNTIL MAY 22nd


(Aged 20)
Wea.                                              MON.  MARCH 17, 1902              Ther.

Went to factory.  Gail split wood.  I took a grist to the burg



(Aged 21)
Wea.                                              TUE.  MARCH 17, 1903                Ther.

NO ENTRY MADE AGAIN UNTIL MAY 1st




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Editor's Note:  I don't think I'm alone on this one...what the hell was Randsom King, who'd only been hired a few weeks previous, doing at home alone with Rollie (aged 7) looking at Frank's gun?  Not impressed.  What excuse could Randsom King have for going into Frank's bedroom and accidentally shooting the floor?  Something does not add up.

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