Wea. Warm SUN. APRIL 12, 1896 Ther. 80
Grandma came over. It is a very warm spring day. It is 80 degrees above zero.
Wea. Sunny TUE. APRIL 12, 1898 Ther.
Rode my wheel to school. In eve went down to Chas Wygrene’s to tell him to get the bell that pa sent for + has come. I broke the front forks on my wheel going down. Pa won’t try to help me but he may be sorry someday.
Wea. WED. APRIL 12, 1899 Ther.
Went to school. Played football. Grandma + the Mrs. Grovers were over to visit with Ma + Mrs. Mason.
Wea. THU. APRIL 12, 1900 Ther.
Boiled sap all day. Pa + Elmer cut the wood and by being careful I could keep fire. Ray Lawson was down and is going to stay all night.
Wea. FRI. APRIL 12, 1901 Ther.
NO ENTRY AGAIN UNTIL MAY 22nd
Wea. SAT. APRIL 12, 1902 Ther.
Went to factory. Fixed fence up by Springer’s. Cleaned calf stable, etc. Snowed some.
Wea. SUN. APRIL 12, 1903 Ther.
NO ENTRY MADE AGAIN UNTIL MAY 1st
Editor's Note: What is this veiled threat against pa--"he may be sorry someday"? I really want specifics. How will he be sorry? Allen was doing a job for his dad when he broke his forks, perhaps Frank should have had a little sympathy. I wonder what the bell was? A school bell; a cow bell; a church bell? We had the school bell from the Poland, NY one-roomed-school house for a short while when we were young. It was sold with the house when our parents divorced as far as I know.
|The School Bell and another fabulous off-center photo of me at my 4th birthday in Media, PA. Somebody needed to do a little yard work, no?|