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Monday, April 4, 2011

Pension Day

A Day in the Life: April 4th

Grandma Lucas' hand-drawn tree for our Cass Family

(Aged 14)
Wea. Very cold                             SAT. APRIL 4, 1896                      Ther.

Helped Geo Walters draw 1 load of wood + one of hay.

(Aged 16)
Wea.  Snowy                                 MON. APRIL 4, 1898                   Ther.

Went to school played football.  Ma found some tobacco upstairs today. 

(Aged 17)
Wea.                                              TUE. APRIL 4, 1899                     Ther.

Worked all day cutting sugar wood.  Pension Day.  Pa made out 4 papers.  Ma + I went to the burg after I got through work.

(Aged 18)
Wea.                                              WED. APRIL 4, 1900                    Ther.

Worked all day.  Drew milk and sawed wood.  Pa made out several pension papers.  Tried the picture again but it’s no good.  Got a letter from Mabel Spencer.

(Aged 19)
Wea.                                              THU. APRIL 4, 1901                     Ther.


(Aged 20)
Wea.                                               FRI.  APRIL 4, 1902                     Ther.

I went to factory moved the fence back of the horse barn + drew a load of stone up to the cow barn.  Traded knives with Frankie Kineston.

(Aged 21)
Wea.                                                SAT.  APRIL 4, 1903                    Ther.



Editor's Note:  Whose tobacco?  Allen is usually more forthcoming with his smoking but he doesn't say "my tobacco" or in "my room".  Now is it a general rule that no tobacco should be upstairs in the house?  I wonder.

The camera seems to be a bust or else Allen's ability to develop the photo is.  He makes no mention of the complete process or a dark room, etc.  I wonder if he is missing some information.

I wish we knew more about the pensions that were written up and for whom.  What was the fund they were drawn from?  I will have to pursue that.

It's good to see that Allen is still trading things with the Kineston brothers.

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