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Friday, March 18, 2011

"When Papa Put Paper on the Wall"

A Day in the Life: March 18th

(Aged 14)
Wea.                                           WED. MARCH 18, 1896                  Ther.

Went to school.  Came home at 3.30 PM.  Been papering the house.  Been boiling sap this is the first we have had.
Nora front center, Frank standing in front of his "humbly-framed" portrait.  All others are unknown except the child who is Morris Cass.  This photo is included here so you can see THE PAPER on the walls.  

(Aged 16)
Wea.  Sunny                                FRI. MARCH 18, 1898                    Ther.

Went to school played football.  Ma went over to grandma’s.  Mr. Perry came after his cows.

(Aged 17)
Wea.                                             SAT. MARCH 18, 1899                  Ther.

Boiled sap all day except about 3 hrs when Randsom + I drew two loads of sugar wood from the other place.

Pa + Rollie went up to Miles Annis’ and bot a cow for $50 and 6 sheep for $25.  They brought the cow home today but we are to go after the sheep before Wednesday.  Sap is running very fast.

Pa hired Randsom King for 8 months for $70. (WHAT?!)

(Aged 18)
Wea.                                             SUN. MARCH 18, 1900                 Ther.

Stayed at home all day. Pa, Ma + Rollie went to S.S. at Ivory.  In eve Alice and I took a sleigh ride got home at 11.30.

(Aged 19)
Wea.                                              MON. MARCH 18, 1901               Ther.


(Aged 20)
Wea.                                              TUE.  MARCH 18, 1902                Ther.

Done chores + split wood.

(Aged 21)
Wea.                                              WED.  MARCH 18, 1903               Ther.



Editor's Note: Apparently, Randsom King could satisfactorily explain himself.  Wish I knew how.  I'm going to hope Frank had given him prior permission to use the gun and all Randsom was doing was going to get it.  It's all a bit odd to me and the hire contract has been renegotiated.  Randsom was meant to be hired for one year at $100 which is $8.30 a month.  However, his term is now shortened to 8 months but his monthly wage is now $8.75.  The more I think about it the odder it all seems.  Randsom was only on the farm two weeks when he was caught roaming the house touching other people's property.  I wonder if the hole is still there and I wonder what happened to Randsom.

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