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Sunday, April 24, 2011

A Resourceful Community

A Day in the Life: April 24th



(Aged 14)
Wea.  Rainy                                 FRI. APRIL 24, 1896               Ther.  54

Went to school.  We turned the horses out to grass.
Unkle Gib, Aunt May, Luella and (Marvin) the baby and Grandma were over.  They got here about 6 P.M. and went away at about 9:30 P.M.


(Aged 16)
Wea.                                             SUN. APRIL 24, 1898               Ther.

Stayed at home in A.M. In P.M.  Pa, Ma, Rollie, Grandma + I went to Aunt Sophronia Cass Stevenson’s funeral.  In eve Chas Slater + I went down to the burg to a Union Praise service.  The signing was led by Mr. Parker.

The grave of Pliny and Dorothy Cass in Allen Cemetery taken in 1973.  Their daughter Sophronia Stevenson is buried with them.


(Aged 17)
Wea.                                             MON. APRIL 24, 1899               Ther.

Rode my wheel to school.  Played football.  After supper ma took 120 eggs down to Erie White’s to get them hatched for 2 cents a chicken and Mrs. Mason came up with her to help clean house.


(Aged 18)
Wea.                                              TUE. APRIL 24, 1900                 Ther.

Painted the house.  Pitched a load of hay on for Miles Annis.  Sold 1500 (15.00?) of hay to Miles Annis and the same to Frank Kineston.  In eve Alice + I went riding.  She was at the factory when I went after her.


(Aged 19)
Wea.                                              WED. APRIL 24, 1901                Ther.

NO ENTRY AGAIN UNTIL MAY 22nd


(Aged 20)
Wea.                                               THU.  APRIL 24, 1902             Ther.

Went to factory then went up to CH Love’s and got our drill.  Gail dragged in A.M.  In P.M. Gail dragged I drilled in 3 acres of oats.  Alice went up home on the milk wagon.  Ma brought her home.


(Aged 21)
Wea.                                              FRI.  APRIL 24, 1903                  Ther.

NO ENTRY MADE AGAIN UNTIL MAY 1st




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Editor's Note:  I have not yet determined who the Stevenson is that Sophronia married nor why she is not buried with him.  That aside, what I really enjoy about the posts on this day is the sense of community and shared resources.  Erie White will help hatch your chickens; Mrs. Mason will help you spring clean; if you have the right equipment, you're happy lending it out so a friend can get his oats drilled in too.  And, if you need a ride,  just hop on the milk wagon--it goes everywhere.

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