What are they doing, giving it away?

A Day in the Life: April 29th

(Aged 14)
Wea.  Warm                                 WED. APRIL 29, 1896               Ther.  65

Went to school.

(Aged 16)
Wea.  Cloudy                               FRI. APRIL 29, 1898               Ther.

Went to school on my wheel.  Stayed all night with grandma.  Went hunting after I got my chores done but didn’t kill anything.

(Aged 17)
Wea.                                             SAT. APRIL 29, 1899               Ther.

Pa took the wool off got 19cents per lb.  I rode my wheel up to Bemus Point and got some bullheads.  They are giving them away at the State Fishery there.  I got 25 bullheads.  It is  37 1/2 miles from here up + back and I went the whole distance in 5 hrs actual riding.   A visual aid.

The date is wrong but it has to be the place. Perhaps they are dating it from the raising of the muskellunce.

(Aged 18)
Wea.                                              SUN. APRIL 29, 1900                 Ther.

Stayed at home all day.  Took a picture of Pa alone and one of Pa, Ma + Rollie.  In eve went to church after church took a ride got home at 11:45.  Drove the new carriage.

(Aged 19)
Wea.                                              MON. APRIL 29, 1901                Ther.


(Aged 20)
Wea.                                               TUE.  APRIL 29, 1902             Ther.

Scraped part of a ditch in the oat field it rained.  Pa tried to trade horses with Arnie Shaw.

(Aged 21)
Wea.                                              WED.  APRIL 29, 1903                  Ther.



Editor's Note:  Here's a question, were the bullheads alive?  Was he having a fish fry or stocking his pond?  I think Allen just could not physically pass up a deal even if it really wasn't one.  It just had to sound like a deal and he was on board.  Free fish, hell ya sign him up.  In fact, he'll bike 37 1/2 miles over 5 hrs with a shortened leg to get in on the ground floor of the bullhead giveaway.  I'll bet he had a conversation with Frank and tried to borrow a cart but was told if he wanted the fish he'd have to figure it out himself-which he did and was quite proud of it too.  I can't say I'm not impressed.


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