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Monday, April 11, 2011

Civic Pride

A Day in the Life: April 11th


(Aged 14)
Wea.                                            SAT. APRIL 11, 1896                Ther.  40

Pa + Rollie went to Frewsburg.  I boiled sap all day.


(Aged 16)
Wea.   Sunny                               MON. APRIL 11, 1898               Ther.

Rode my wheel to school.  Played football.  In eve Bert Bingham came over on his wheel + we went up the Hollow to the store but came right back.



(Aged 17)
Wea.                                             TUE. APRIL 11, 1899               Ther.

Drove to school played football.  Mrs. Mason came up with me to stay a while.  After supper boiled sap until dark.  Commenced studying Civics today.  Grover had a cow get mired + pa went over + helped get her out.  In eve I wrote a letter to Verna White.

No one could claim Dad inherited the photography gene given what he did to President Lincoln but he did teach us a bit about  Civics that trip.  I think Diana still has a replica Declaration of Independence.


(Aged 18)
Wea.                                             WED. APRIL 11, 1900                 Ther.

Stayed in the house all day.  Got a letter from Alice.  Grandma was over.  Sap ran quite a little.



(Aged 19)
Wea.                                              THU. APRIL 11, 1901                Ther.

NO ENTRY AGAIN UNTIL MAY 22nd


(Aged 20)
Wea.                                               FRI.  APRIL 11, 1902                 Ther.

Went to factory.  Got a dividend $22.26.  Gail drew a load of wood.  Fixed fence on lower end of big meadow.



(Aged 21)
Wea.                                              SAT.  APRIL 11, 1903                  Ther.

NO ENTRY MADE AGAIN UNTIL MAY 1st




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Editor's Note:  Two years ago come May my husband became a U.S. Citizen.  I enjoyed helping him study for his test because it was a nice chance to be reminded of how amazing the USA really is.  We are truly standing on the shoulders of giants.  If you feel like a taking a little quiz, you can see if you'd pass the Civics test for Naturalization.  My husband is quite proud that when asked to name one of the rights enumerated in the First Amendment, he answered "The Right of Assembly".  The Immigration Officer was impressed and said no one had ever given him that answer before.   Clearly, my husband assembles and not just Lego. :-)

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