160th Anniversary of Frank Cass' Birth
Proud patriarch with his two sons and his three grandsons
Wea. Clear SUN. MAY 31, 1896 Ther.
In. A.M. Rollie + I went over to grandma’s. In the P.M. Ma, Rollie + I went up to Pope Hollow Sunday School. Pa gave me a licking for having some tobacco in my pocket.
Wea. TUE. MAY 31, 1898 Ther.
Went to factory. In eve went up to Warn’s after some more corn.
Wea. WED. MAY 31, 1899 Ther.
Rode my wheel to school. Traded inner tubes with Ransom. When taking his inner tube out of the casing I pulled it in two then had to mend it.
Pa’s birthday he is 48. Aunt Ada + Grandma were over.
Wea. THU. MAY 31, 1900 Ther.
Washed the buggy and milked before breakfast. Then went to factory. When I got home went to bed and slept all day. This is Pa’s birthday. He is 49 yrs. old.
Wea. FRI. MAY 31, 1901 Ther.
Frankie went to town. Pulled weeds. Traded guns with Joe Drayton.
Wea. SAT. MAY 31, 1902 Ther.
Pa, Ma, Rollie, Grandma, Alice, Willard + I went to town + had our pictures taken.
Wea. SUN. MAY 31, 1903 Ther.
NO ENTRY MADE
Editor's Note: So I was right, Frank was only in his 40s when he wrote his poem. Sad to think that Frank had to give Allen "a licking" on his birthday. Not a good way to celebrate. If you recall from yesterday, Allen was out until 4:s0am with Alice in 1900. He says he never went to sleep that night but did his morning chores before he "slept all day". It doesn't sound like they made much of a celebration for birthdays.
Sadly, we have not laid our hands on the family portrait taken on Frank's 51st birthday.