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Saturday, May 14, 2011

Bear With Me

A Day in the Life: May 14th

(Aged 14)
Wea.  Rainy                                 THU. MAY 14, 1896               Ther. 90

Went to school.  Three men came to the school house with two bears.**
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(Aged 16)

Wea. Windy                                 SAT. MAY 14, 1898               Ther.

Went to factory in eve Bert + I rode our wheels up the hollow to singing school.  In P.M. went over to grandma’s.  Luella was there.  Glen + Frank came down to see Rollie + I.

(Aged 17)
Wea.                                             SUN. MAY 14, 1899               Ther.

Went over + got grandma.  In P.M. went p to S.S. when I came home found Unkle Gib, Aunt May, Unkle Alex and Aunt Lib here.  I took grandma home.  In eve went down to the burg with Mearle Cowan.   Went home with Clara Lonquist + Lydia Lawson.

(Aged 18)
Wea.                                              MON. MAY 14, 1900                 Ther.

Painted on the house.  Awful hot.

(Aged 19)
Wea.                                              TUE. MAY 14, 1901                Ther.


(Aged 20)
Wea.                                               WED.  MAY 14, 1902             Ther.

Dragged + finished manuring Jim’s potato ground.  Jim drew Chas Waters wood.  Filled up the old cellar.

(Aged 21)

Wea.                                                THU.  MAY 14, 1903                  Ther.

Dragged corn ground.


Editor's Note:
** AND DID WHAT?  What business did three men and two bears have at school?  If ever a line merited follow-up...  I’m guessing it was a presentation of some sort and not a threat of any kind.  However, health and safety would never allow that today. 

Unkle Alex and Aunt Lib are news to me.  I have never heard either of those names in reference to relatives so I'm at a loss there.

1 comment:

  1. I think that perhaps the bears were dead and the guys were hunters on their way home from the hunt and stopped by to show the kids their haul.