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Sunday, June 26, 2011

Make Do and Mend

A Day in the Life: June 26th

(Aged 14)
Wea.                                            FRI. JUNE 26, 1896               Ther. 

Worked all day.

(Aged 16)
Wea.                                            SUN. JUNE 26, 1898               Ther.

Went to the factory then went to bed in eve went up to hear the Children’s Day exercises in the hollow.

(Aged 17)
Wea.                                             MON. JUNE 26, 1899               Ther.

Helped ma wash and mowed all day.  Begun haying.  I broke a casting and the tongue out of the mowing machine.  We took the old tongue out of the Champion mower and put it in to the Walter A. Wood machine.
Image found here

(Aged 18)
Wea.                                              TUE. JUNE 26, 1900                 Ther.

Worked all day .  Mowed the door yard.  It rained a little.  In eve wrote a letter to Alice.

(Aged 19)
Wea.                                              WED. JUNE 26, 1901                Ther.

Cultivated + weeded clearing out under bridge.  Alice, Irma, Frank + I went up the lake fishing caught a lot of sunfish. bought us a compendium game board. $2.50

(Aged 20)
Wea.                                               THU.  JUNE 26, 1902             Ther.

Went to the Woodard reunion.  Got my dividend $118.90

(Aged 21)
Wea.                                              FRI.  JUNE 26, 1903                  Ther.



Editor's Note:  Cutting edge technology and jury rigging sometimes go hand-in-hand.  Walter A. Wood seems to have been a prominent make of farm machinery out of  Rensselaer, NY.

In 1901, I love the picture of the two young sets of newlyweds playing board games and fishing in the Chautauqua sunshine.  Alice and Allen were married just 7 months and Alice was pregnant with their first child.  Irma and Frank, you may recall, were married in April 1901.

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