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Friday, June 10, 2011

Cass Tavern Revisited?

A Day in the Life: June 10th

(Aged 14)
Wea.   fine                                      WED. JUNE 10, 1896               Ther.  65

Helped board up the barn worked all day.  Blain came up.  Grandma came over.

(Aged 16)
Wea.                                             FRI. JUNE 10, 1898               Ther.

Cut brush in A.M. in P.M. went fishing with Harvey Harrington + Claude Thayer caught a few rock-bass.

(Aged 17)
Wea.                                             SAT. JUNE 10, 1899               Ther.

In A.M. cut brush.  Pa + Ma went to town.  In P.M. went to Celeron.  Had a fine time.  Saw Howard Wilson, Frank + Gordon Taylor.  Rode my wheel up + back.  Ransom King went up + came back with me.  Spent .65 cents.

Had an invitation up to see Irma Bunce.

(Aged 18)
Wea.                                              SUN. JUNE 10, 1900                 Ther.

Went to factory.  Mearle Cowan came down and stayed with S.S. then we both went.  Walked home with Bessie Traver, Ruth Davis, Irma Bunce, Gordon Taylor and Frank Warn.  In eve took Ruth Davis out for a drive.  Took her picture .  Got home at 1 A.M.

(Aged 19)
Wea.                                              MON. JUNE 10, 1901                Ther.

Drew stone.  In P.M. Mrs. Hunt was here.  In eve Frank + Irma came down.

(Aged 20)
Wea.                                               TUE.  JUNE 10, 1902             Ther.

Traded horses with D. Stockwell + got a pair of (?) ponies.  Gail + I went to Falconer got a keg of beer. 

Cass Tavern

(Aged 21)
Wea.                                              WED.  JUNE 10, 1903                  Ther.

Went over Oak Hill.


Editor's Note:   And there it is.  The first mention of alcohol.  I was wondering what part alcohol had in their lives and it seems very little.  Smoking was the main vice but I know the Cass family owned a Tavern in Jamestown when they first arrived.  Nathan Cass was the proprietor.  It is curious Allen and Gail had to go all the way to Falconer for a keg which suggests one couldn't get one in the burg.  I'm wondering what the occasion was to be.

As for driving around Miss Ruth Davis of Olean again, I'm very disappointed in Allen's ease and ability to "love the one your with" while Alice toils away in parts unknown, definitely remaining true.


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