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Saturday, May 28, 2011

"Raise High the Roofbeam, Carpenters"

A Day in the Life: May 28th

(Aged 14)
Wea.  Hot                                    THU. MAY 28, 1896               Ther.

Went to school.  They began raising the barn today.
Not "our" barn but a wonderful photo just the same.

(Aged 16)
Wea. Windy                                 SAT. MAY 28, 1898                 Ther.

Went to the factory + then dropped potatoes until about 2 o’clock when we finished.  Blaine came up we went over to Harrington’s dam (to swim).  In eve Bert + I went to singing school.

(Aged 17)
Wea.                                             SUN. MAY 28, 1899                 Ther.

Rained last night quite hard.  Went to S.S.  After S.S. went home with Mearle Cowan then we went to the burg to church in the eve.

(Aged 18)
Wea.                                              MON. MAY 28, 1900               Ther.

Painted on the barn finished it.  In eve went fishing.

(Aged 19)
Wea.                                              TUE. MAY 28, 1901                Ther.

Rained all day.  Took my pig off. 143lbs @ 7 cents $10.00  Alice went over to Pa’s.

(Aged 20)
Wea.                                               WED.  MAY 28, 1902             Ther.

Went to factory.  Gail dragged.  I drilled corn.

(Aged 21)
Wea.                                              THU.  MAY 28, 1903                 Ther.



Editor's Note: So do we think the pig was worth more dead or alive?



  1. What does dropping potatos mean? $10 was a whole lotta money back then. I am sure it was worth more dead. They no longer had to feed it.

  2. Dropping=Planting them as per our earlier conversation. ;-)