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Thursday, June 30, 2011

Ice Cream Social Season

A Day in the Life: June 30th

(Aged 14)
Wea.                                          TUE. JUNE 30, 1896               Ther.

Worked all day.  In evening had an ice cream social up to Ed Harrington’s.  All of us went. all the cool fabric hangs out

(Aged 16)

Wea.                                          THU. JUNE 30, 1898               Ther.

Went to factory.  Cultivated grandma’s potatoes then worked at raking + drawing in hay 1/2 day.  In eve went in swimming.  Leon Page came over.

(Aged 17)

Wea.                                           FRI. JUNE 30, 1899               Ther.

Drew in 4 loads of hay.  Worked all day.

(Aged 18)

Wea.                                           SAT. JUNE 30, 1900                 Ther.

Worked in A.M.  In P.M. umpired a game of ball between Oak Hill and Ivory.  Got a letter from Alice.

(Aged 19)
Wea.                                            SUN. JUNE 30, 1901                Ther.

Stayed at home.  Frankie was sick.

(Aged 20)

Wea.                                             MON.  JUNE 30, 1902             Ther.

Worked around and made our wagon box.

(Aged 21)

Wea.                                              TUE.  JUNE 30, 1903                  Ther.



Editor's Note:  
Clearly summer is in full swing with the ice cream social, the swimming hole visits and the ball game.  This is not the first mention of Allen umpiring a game.  Obviously, he was a sports loving boy based on the number of mentions of football, etc.  However, his foot probably limited him from the running necessary in baseball.  He would have been the perfect choice to ump. 

So who is the sick Frankie?  Kineston maybe?  Allen would never refer to his father as anything but Pa.  Frank Warn, his "bestie" is almost always Frank Warn.  Maybe it is Frank Kineston helping him out.


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