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Monday, May 23, 2011

The Swimming Hole

A Day in the Life: May 23rd

(Aged 14)
Wea.                                           SAT. MAY 23, 1896               Ther.

Planted grandma’s and got .50 cents.  Bert Bingham + I went over to Harrington’s pond fishing + swimming.  we made a raft + got out where the water was deep + the raft came to pieces + we went in with our clothes on.

Allen's grandsons Bill Cass and Richard Lucas

(Aged 16)
Wea.                                             MON. MAY 23, 1898               Ther.

Went to factory + helped Ma wash in A.M. stayed at home all the P.M.  In eve went to the burg got some grass-seed, lime meal, also some powder + shot, ma wet down with me + went to Mrs. Mason’s.

(Aged 17)
Wea.                                             TUE. MAY 23, 1899               Ther.

Rode my wheel to school.

(Aged 18)
Wea.                                              WED. MAY 23, 1900                 Ther.

Planted potatoes and painted.  Ma went to town.  Lydia Lawson + Allie Smedley played croquet and I took their picture.  Wrote a letter to Howard Wilson + Verna White.

(Aged 19)
Wea.                                              THU. MAY 23, 1901                Ther.

Finished plowing my corn ground.  Earl Drayton was here trying to get the house on the three cornered lot.

(Aged 20)
Wea.                                               FRI.  MAY 23, 1902             Ther.

Dragged corn ground.

(Aged 21)
Wea.                                              SAT.  MAY 23, 1903                  Ther.

Went to Onoville on the meat wagon with John Lawson.  Leased my farm to Erve Brady.  Pa drew up the papers.


Editor's Note:  I just could not imagine ever riding on "the meat wagon" not for love nor for money.  However, I can imagine how sweet the photo of the girls playing croquet must have been.

Grandma Lucas once wrote that they would go swimming in a sort of hole that was left from Pliny Cass' water wheel on his mill.  This might just be it.

1 comment:

  1. Allen writes a lot of letters. I'd love to know what he wrote about.