Today would have been Mom’s 74th Birthday. She’s twirling fire in heaven.
Wea. fine MON. JUNE 1, 1896 Ther.
Went to school in the A.M. Ma + Rollie went to Jamestown. In P.M. went berrying got about a quart of strawberries. Went up to Bert’s mill with Geo Walters.
Wea. WED. JUNE 1, 1898 Ther.
Went to factory. In eve went up the hollow + joined the King’s sons + daughters went home with Ellen Pretty.
Wea. THU. JUNE 1, 1899 Ther.
Rode my wheel to school. Played ball.
Wea. FRI. JUNE 1, 1900 Ther.
Drew blockings for the barn.
Wea. SAT. JUNE 1, 1901 Ther.
Built pig pen and drew a load of wood.
Wea. SUN. JUNE 1, 1902 Ther.
Stayed at home. I went to factory Jim Smith helped me do chores.
Wea. MON. JUNE 1, 1903 Ther.
Moved down to Frewsburg in Lydia Myers house.
Editor's Note: I'm going to go out on a limb and say that Lydia Myers' house is the one we have the picture of little Willard and Dorothy standing in front of squinting in the sun. Because on June 1, 1903 Alice Cass is VERY pregnant with Dorothy. I couldn't imagine being in the final weeks of pregnancy, riding on a dirt road, in a wagon, in the heat, with all your furniture strapped in the back and a toddler on your knee. We have a cushy existence these days.
And yes indeed, Mom could definitely twirl fire! :-)