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Friday, May 13, 2011

A Tip of the Hat for Whimsy

A Day in the Life: May 13th

(Aged 14)
Wea.   Fine                                   WED. MAY 13, 1896               Ther.  75

Went to school. 

(Aged 16)
Wea.                                             FRI. MAY 13, 1898               Ther.

Rode my wheel to school took my books over to Mrs. Mason’s + left them.  I am not going to school any more this spring as pa don’t think it will pay.

(Aged 17)
Wea.                                             SAT. MAY 13, 1899               Ther.

Stayed at home all day + read.  Pa + Ma went to the burg as the board met.  In eve went over to Page’s.  It rained.

(Aged 18)
Wea.                                              SUN. MAY 13, 1900                 Ther.

Stayed at home in the A.M. In P.M. went over to grandma’s.  In eve Alice + I went to Jamestown + back for a drive.  We traded hats going through Falconer and you should have seen the people look.

Unknown relative in a fancy hat.  I'd like to think Alice's hat that Allen wore was similar.

(Aged 19)
Wea.                                              MON. MAY 13, 1901                Ther.


(Aged 20)
Wea.                                               TUE.  MAY 13, 1902             Ther.

Drew horse manure to put on Jim’s potato ground.  Butter went for 21 3/4 of a cent.  I had 404 lbs of milk.

(Aged 21)
Wea.                                              WED.  MAY 13, 1903                  Ther.

Dragged corn ground.


Editor's Note:
It is sorry that Allen couldn't see the school year through because their was too much work on the farm.  As for his ride with Alice.  I love they switched hats. 

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