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Saturday, April 9, 2011

A Good Egg

A Day in the Life: April 9th

(Aged 14)
Wea.                                            THU. APRIL 9, 1896               Ther.

Went to school.

(Aged 16)
Wea. Cloudy                                SAT. APRIL 9, 1898               Ther.

Worked all day cutting brush + fence posts in front of Smith’s.  Ma went down to Mrs. Mason’s

(Aged 17)
Wea.                                            SUN. APRIL 9, 1899               Ther.

Stayed at home all day + took a bath.  Ma, Rollie + Randsom went up to S.S.

(Aged 18)
Wea.                                              MON. APRIL 9, 1900                 Ther.

Drew manure in A.M. just before noon.  I slipped and hurt my lame leg.  Now I am laid up for a while.  Got a letter from Ida Lewis requesting me to speak a piece Friday eve at the egg social.

(Aged 19)
Wea.                                              TUE. APRIL 9, 1901                Ther.


(Aged 20)
Wea.                                               WED.  APRIL 9, 1902             Ther.

We done chores + fixed fence up by Springer's.  In eve Gail went to the burg.  I went over to pa’s.

(Aged 21)
Wea.                                              THU.  APRIL 9, 1903                  Ther.



Editor's Note:  I have found that the Egg Social would have been held on Good Friday.  Easter fell on  the 15th in 1900 but no holidays were printed in the calendar.  I only know if they are meaningful to Allen if he actually writes them in as in "April Fools Day".  He doesn't mention the connection of Easter and eggs but I figured it had to be.  I wish I knew what piece he spoke.  This is the first inkling that he would be a public figure.

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