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Thursday, May 5, 2011

Hot Potato

A Day in the Life: May 5th

(Aged 14)
Wea. hot                                     TUE. MAY 5, 1896               Ther.  69

Went to school. Ma+ Rollie carried me to school + got grandma Mason to come up + help her.

(Aged 16)
Wea.                                            THU. MAY 5, 1898               Ther.

Rode my wheel to school and of course it rained hard + coming home I got covered with mud + awful wet.  Had a fine time cleaning my wheel up.

(Aged 17)
Wea.                                             FRI. MAY 5, 1899               Ther.

Rode my wheel to school.  I took part in the exercises as today is Abdor day.  Ma, Rollie, Aunt Maryanne + Effie went to town.

In eve went up to Grouts after potatoes but didn’t get any.
It seems to be potato season.  Card found here.

(Aged 18)
Wea.                                              SAT. MAY 5, 1900                 Ther.

Worked about 2 hours.  Skinned a calf + sold it for .40 cents.  Printed pictures for the school.  In eve went up to Frank Warn’s.

(Aged 19)
Wea.                                              SUN. MAY 5, 1901                Ther.


(Aged 20)
Wea.                                               MON.  MAY 5, 1902             Ther.

Went to factory.  Gail + I fixed fence.  Cut one of the page calves.  Turned the cows back of Jim Smith’s for the first time.

(Aged 21)
Wea.                                               TUE.  MAY 5, 1903                  Ther.

Worked fixing hog pen and at corn ground.  Huckleberry brought up my hogs.


Editor's Note:  All of the sudden it is all about potatoes and corn.  And where did Huckleberry come from?  Who is Huckleberry?

1 comment:

  1. Finn! Finn! ( excited..) Huckleberry doesn't seem to be a very common name though, does it?