Wea. Clear THUR. MARCH 5, 1896 Ther. 34
Went to school had examination in Arithmetic + Grammar. Got out of school at 3 P.M. Came home + cut poles for wood. Geo Walters tapped our sugar bush. Sap ran from some trees + from some it did not run.
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Wea. Sunny SAT. MARCH 5, 1898 Ther. 30
In A.M. stuck up auction bills over Oak Hill + Frew Run. In P.M. put them up over through Clark, Kennedy + Poland Center. Pa went up to the factory meeting + Ma + Rollie went over to Grandma’s. Awful windy.
Wea. SUN. MARCH 5, 1899 Ther.
Stayed at home all day. Chas Slater came down after his lantern. Ransom King came about 6 o’clock P.M. We are to try him a week and if we like him he is to work a year for $100.
Wea. MON. MARCH 5, 1900 Ther.
Rode to school with Gordon Taylor.
Wea. TUE. MARCH 5, 1901 Ther.
Did chores. Drew five loads of manure in the A.M. Pa + Ma came down. Drew manure in P.M.
Wea. WED. MARCH 5, 1902 Ther.
Gail helped pa cut wood. I done chores.
Wea. THU. MARCH 5, 1903 Ther.
Irvin drove fence posts for a while but it rained so we worked in cow house. G. North came after a recommend which I gave. Pa + Rollie came over in the evening Pa + I went over to see Grandma.
Editor's Note: I wonder what the true school hours were that 3:00 is worth a mention. Would that be early or late? We already know he sort of turns up depending on his farm chores. I'm very curious as to how the school system worked then--what was expected and what was provided. I think we already know it was likely more academic challenging than today. These were the days when an education was seen as a privilege. Oh, dear I'm sounding political but I'm thinking of an article my sister recently shared with me. Could you pass this test?