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Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Just Remember to Tip the Grocery Man

A Day in the Life: May 24th

(Aged 14)
Wea.                                           SUN. MAY 24, 1896               Ther. 

Grandma, Rollie + I (went) over to Unkle Alex Woodward.

(Aged 16)
Wea.                                            TUE. MAY 24, 1898               Ther.

Went to factory + then Frank Warn + I went hunting.  Mrs. Mason came up is going to stay all night.

(Aged 17)
Wea.                                             WED. MAY 24, 1899               Ther.

Rode my wheel to school.  In eve Rollie + I went down to the Conewango fishing but didn’t catch any.

(Aged 18)
Wea.                                              THU. MAY 24, 1900                 Ther.

Painted on the barn a little.  In eve went fishing caught quite a mess of rock bass.

(Aged 19)
Wea.                                               FRI. MAY 24, 1901                Ther.

Dragging corn ground.  Pa took Topsie home.  The grocery man stayed here to dinner.  Pearl stayed down today .  She carried some paper out to the “little house”.
A Grocery Delivery Man found at Cardcow

(Aged 20)
Wea.                                               SAT.  MAY 24, 1902             Ther.

Dragged corn ground drew out 4 load of manure.  Went up to Martin Grouts + got 3 1/2 bu of seed corn $4.20.  Drilled in 1 1 2/ acres.

(Aged 21)
Wea.                                              SUN.  MAY 24, 1903                  Ther.

Alice, Willard + I went up to Gib’s.  They came + got grandma.


Editor's Note:  It is nice that the grocery man stayed to dinner--sort of fitting since he may have delivered it.  Funny Allen doesn't use his name but rather his job.  I would think a grocery man would be a familiar person whose name you would use.  Okay, saying that, my image of how life was like was sort of Little House on the Prairie in that you grew your own food, milked your own cow and got your dry goods from the mercantile.  So who is the grocery man anyway? I suppose someone may have drove around selling or delivering farm-to-farm.  It sounds like that with the Meat Wagon too, as if it were a traveling butcher's shop selling fresh meat.

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