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Saturday, March 26, 2011

Wheeling and Dealing

A Day in the Life: March 26th

(Aged 14)
Wea. Cold                                   THU. MARCH 26, 1896               Ther.  21

Wrote a letter to Lewis Fox.  Went to school.  Sap ran all last night.  Pa tended boiling it a while + let it burn very badly all night.  It rained until about noon then it began to snow + the wind to blow very hard at 7 PM it was 21 above zero.

(Aged 16)
Wea. Windy                                 SAT. MARCH 26, 1898                Ther.

In A.M. went down on the Webster place + helped Bert Bingham shingle.  In P.M. we went up to John Warn’s to see about some money.  Stopped at the store when we came back.

(Aged 17)
Wea.                                             SUN. MARCH 26, 1899                 Ther.

Stayed at home all day.  Sold Randsom King my wheel lamp, bell + cyclometer for $25.00.  I am to get a new crank + peddle also an air pump.  Ma, Rollie and Randsom went up to Ivory to S.S.

(Aged 18)
Wea.                                              MON. MARCH 26, 1900                 Ther.

Rode to school with Gorden.  Had a review in Algebra.  Asked Erd and Irma up to eat sugar Friday eve.

(Aged 19)
Wea.                                              TUE. MARCH 26, 1901                Ther.


(Aged 20)
Wea.                                               WED.  MARCH 26, 1902             Ther.

Went to the factory.  Gail Plowed.  Alice went up home.  Andrew + I went over on Frew Run to find some cows but didn’t find any.

(Aged 21)
Wea.                                              THU.  MARCH 26, 1903                  Ther.



Editor's Note:  The Lewis Fox I found in the Census was only slightly older than Allen and would soon be working out as a farm laborer.  He lived in Michigan but his mother was born someplace in New York State.  I'm guessing that is the connection to the area and why he might know Allen.

You've got to love Allen's initiative in selling off his unwanted things to the hired men.  I know I was mad at the mark-up on the wagon a while back but I'm less fond of Randsom for some reason and not so concerned about his consumer welfare since the shooting incident.


  1. I think it is time to forgive Ransom and move on with your life. Just sayin'

  2. In due time. I still feel like he's a menace more foolish than evil in nature. But I realize the family survived his tenure so I'll try to move on. ;-)