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Monday, March 21, 2011

Syrup Season

A Day in the Life: March 21st
Mabel Lucas' hand-drawn family tree


(Aged 14)
Wea.  Clear                                 SAT. MARCH 21, 1896                    Ther.  32

Pa + Ma went to Jamestown.  I boiled sap from 4 PM to 7.30 PM.


(Aged 16)
Wea.  Rainy                                 MON. MARCH 21, 1898                    Ther.

Went to school couldn’t play football it was so wet.  Miss Mackey visited school today.  In evening Pa Ma + Rollie went up to a surprise party on John Page.  Chas Slater + I stayed home.


(Aged 17)
Wea.                                             TUE. MARCH 21, 1899                  Ther.


Chas Slater came down from Unkle Si’s and pa finished paying him. 
Went to school played football it came yesterday.  After school got 6 one gal. syrup cans at .90 cents per doz.


(Aged 18)
Wea.                                             WED. MARCH 21, 1900                 Ther.

Went to school.  Rode home with Gordon Taylor.  Saw France Long.


(Aged 19)
Wea.                                             THU. MARCH 21, 1901                     Ther.

NO ENTRY AGAIN UNTIL MAY 22nd


(Aged 20)
Wea.                                             FRI.  MARCH 21, 1902                   Ther.

Drew 4 loads of manure.  I went to factory.  Ruth came down.


(Aged 21)
Wea.                                              SAT.  MARCH 21, 1903                Ther.

NO ENTRY MADE AGAIN UNTIL MAY 1st




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Editor's Note: Kind of a quiet one on the farm today.  The paper tree however was a template Gram filled with various family lines.  I will post some with names shortly.

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