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Wednesday, June 8, 2011

"Pomp and Circumstance"

A Day in the Life: June 8th

(Aged 14)
Wea. rainy                                    MON. JUNE 8, 1896               Ther. 

In evening Ma + I went down to Commencement Exercises.

Frewsburg Class of 1924.  Mabel Cass top left.

(Aged 16)
Wea.                                             WED. JUNE 8, 1898               Ther.

Went to factory.  Ma + Grandma went to see Mrs. Mason.

(Aged 17)
Wea.                                               THU. JUNE 8, 1899               Ther.

Rode my wheel to school.  Ma took her dress back as she didn’t like it.  In eve went over to grandma’s + up to M.C. Grout’s to see Frank Warn then we went over to Harrington’s dam in swimming.

(Aged 18)
Wea.                                               FRI. JUNE 8, 1900                 Ther.

Drew blockings and finished off some pictures in A.M.  In P.M. watched them raise the barn.

(Aged 19)
Wea.                                              SAT. JUNE 8, 1901                Ther.

Alice + I went to Corydon had a good visit.

(Aged 20)
Wea.                                               SUN.  JUNE 8, 1902                Ther.

Gail went to factory.  I washed off Min’s mouth + greased it.

(Aged 21)
Wea.                                              MON.  JUNE 8, 1903                  Ther.

Went over Emery Hill.


Editor's Note:  Alice and Allen would have been visiting Asa and Effie Reeves in Corydon--the Stryker side of the family.

I'm not sure why there were only girls in Gram's graduating class. 



  1. Jenny who is Min? There were no eligible boys Gram's age. Makes one realize that to even obtain a high school diploma in 1924 was extremely rare. Most young men were already hard at work and no one was going off to college.

  2. I'm fairly certain Min is the horse he just got in a trade.