Search This Blog

Sunday, March 27, 2011

Your 2 Cents Worth (Plus Dividends)

A Day in the Life: March 27th


(Aged 14)
Wea. Clear                                   FRI. MARCH 27, 1896               Ther.  30

Went to school.  Found 2 cents.



(Aged 16)
Wea.  Rainy                                SUN. MARCH 27, 1898               Ther.

Bert stayed with me last night.  This morning we went to the factory.  In P.M. Ma, Rollie + I  went up to the Hollow to S.S.  In the eve went down to the burg to church.



(Aged 17)
Wea.                                             MON. MARCH 27, 1899               Ther.

Went to school.  Broke a buggy wheel and have got to get it fixed myself as I am to work + earn my own money + bear my own expenses.  Wrote a letter to Verna White.


Broken Wheel

(Aged 18)
Wea.                                              TUE. MARCH 27, 1900                 Ther.

Rode to school with Gorden.  In eve went up to Ivory and got the mail, sent a letter to Frank Warn asking him down Friday eve.




(Aged 19)
Wea.                                              WED. MARCH 27, 1901                Ther.

NO ENTRY AGAIN UNTIL MAY 22nd



(Aged 20)
Wea.                                               THU.  MARCH 27, 1902             Ther.

Went to factory Gail followed.  Got a dividend of $11.44


(Aged 21)
Wea.                                              FRI.  MARCH 27, 1903                  Ther.

NO ENTRY MADE AGAIN UNTIL MAY 1st




***********



Editor's Note:  Interesting that at age 17 Allen was to be fiscally responsible for himself.  One wonders if that conversation with his father took place before or after the buggy wheel broke.  I also wonder how much is paternal hyperbole. 

No comments:

Post a Comment