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Tuesday, April 19, 2011

"The Songs We Sang"

A Day in the Life: April 19th


(Aged 14)
Wea. Clear                                   SUN. APRIL 19, 1896               Ther.  38

Luella came over.  Unkle Gib + Aunt May came down after Glen + the other children that stayed with Grandma.


(Aged 16)
Wea.  Rainy                                 TUE. APRIL 19, 1898               Ther.

Went to school.  In eve Ma, Rollie + I went up to the singing school had a good time.


(Aged 17)
Wea.                                             WED. APRIL 19, 1899               Ther.

Rode my wheel to school.  Played football + baseball got my thumb hurt.


(Aged 18)
Wea.                                              THU. APRIL 19, 1900                Ther.

Pa + Ma went to town.  I painted the house all day.  Elmer drew the milk.  Ray Lawson broke his leg again he went to the hospital.


(Aged 19)
Wea.                                              FRI. APRIL 19, 1901                Ther.

NO ENTRY AGAIN UNTIL MAY 22nd


(Aged 20)
Wea.                                               SAT.  APRIL 19, 1902             Ther.

Gail went to the factory + plowed.  Alice + I went to Jamestown.  Ma took care of Willard.  Gave my note at the bank for $50 + one to Pa for hay for $55.


(Aged 21)
Wea.                                              SUN.  APRIL 19, 1903                  Ther.

NO ENTRY MADE AGAIN UNTIL MAY 1st




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Editor's Note:  It would be great to know what songs the singers were working on in the class.  Wikipedia has a nice list of popular songs in 1898.  Lots of Sousa and Foster are on the list but one of the most popular songs that year according to the book The Songs We Sang (Castle Books, NY 1964) was "When Johnny Comes Marching Home".  Though the lyrics were written during the Civil War, the book states "It was not until the Spanish-American War that it became a national hit".

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