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Thursday, May 19, 2011

Don't Count Your Chickens Before They Hatch

A Day in the Life: May 19th

(Aged 14)
Wea. rainy                                  TUE. MAY 19, 1896               Ther.  69

 Went to school.

(Aged 16)
Wea.                                            THU. MAY 19, 1898               Ther.

Worked all day for pa cutting potatoes + drawing manure he is to give me .25 cents.

(Aged 17)
Wea.                                             FRI. MAY 19, 1899               Ther.

Drove to school.  John Glaspy went home sick so we can’t go up to Lakewood tomorrow.  Got a letter from Mable + Verna White.  Got pa’s chickens from Erie White’s incubator.  Out of 120 eggs 22 chickens were hatched.  In eve wrote a letter to Mable White telling her I couldn’t come up tomorrow.
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(Aged 18)
Wea.                                              SAT. MAY 19, 1900                 Ther.

Went to factory.  Pa went to town with Wygren with the wool.  In P.M. went up on Joel Harrington’s to a ball play.  In eve went to the burg with Eddie Towns.

(Aged 19)
Wea.                                              SUN. MAY 19, 1901                Ther.


(Aged 20)
Wea.                                               MON.  MAY 19, 1902             Ther.

Went to factory.  Drew 2 loads of manure + got some hay over to pa’s.

(Aged 21)
Wea.                                              TUE.  MAY 19, 1903                  Ther.

Dragged corn ground.


Editor's Note: Wow, now I really get that saying.  Of course, I always understood it to mean some eggs don't hatch so don't think six eggs equals six chicks but I had no idea how many actually don't hatch.  And, nothing really is certain.  After all the drama with Frank going into Allen's trunk to read his letters before ultimately giving permission for him to visit Mable White, John Glaspy falls ill and the whole adventure is off.

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