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Saturday, April 23, 2011

But Who's the Girl?

A Day in the Life: April 23rd

(Aged 14)
Wea.                                            THU. APRIL 23, 1896               Ther.

Very nice day.  Went to school rec’d a letter from Ellen King she sent me an image painted on stone + a book of views of the World’s Fair + another called “The Children of the Sun”
Machu Picchu, 1911

(Aged 16)
Wea. Windy                                 SAT. APRIL 23, 1898               Ther.

Stayed at home all day.  In eve went up the hollow to the concert given by Mr. Parker + his class.

(Aged 17)
Wea.                                             SUN. APRIL 23, 1899               Ther.

Frank went up to see Bess Traver about 9:30 o’clock and I went to bed.  In P.M.  went over to grandma’s + Ma + Rollie went up to S.S.  Randsom King rode his wheel over on Bone Run.  In eve Randsom + I went down to church on our wheels but it began to thunder + lightening + we came back home but it didn’t rain.

(Aged 18)
Wea.                                              MON. APRIL 23, 1900                 Ther.

Painted on the house all day also took a picture of Pa + Ma it is fairly good.

(Aged 19)
Wea.                                              TUE. APRIL 23, 1901                Ther.


(Aged 20)
Wea.                                               WED.  APRIL 23, 1902             Ther.

Went to factory + got pa’s dragg.  In P.M. dragged with both teams.  Geo Frasier drove one paid him .75 cents for P.M.  I blew stumps in P.M.

(Aged 21)
Wea.                                              THU.  APRIL 23, 1903                  Ther.



Editor's Note:   I have to believe the book Ellen King gave Allen was about the Incas because I  found a book so titled first published in 1896.  A likely location of the World's Fair in the souvenir guide would have been Atlanta, GA in 1895.  I can't find Ellen King though.  Her name seems familiar but I don't think it has really come up before that I can remember and here she is showering Allen with gifts--thoughtful gifts.  I don't find her locally in the census.  Hmm. 

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