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Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Scared of the Dark

A Day in the Life: June 7th

(Aged 14)
Wea. Clear                                   SUN. JUNE 7, 1896               Ther. 

Stayed at home all day.  Rollie + I stayed all night with grandma.  Aunt May + Unkle Gib were over to grandma’s

(Aged 16)
Wea.                                            TUE. JUNE 7, 1898               Ther.

Went to factory when I got back went down on Webster place + cut brush.  In eve went in swimming over at Harrington’s dam + Pa went down to the burg to see Emerson White about the lumber on the Webster Place.

(Aged 17)
Wea.                                             WED. JUNE 7, 1899               Ther.

Went to school.  Played ball.  After school went up to Bradley’s and got a cheque fixed.  Paid Christ for my shoes.  Pa + Ma went to the burg + got a dress she sent to Chicago for.

(Aged 18)
Wea.                                              THU. JUNE 7, 1900                 Ther.

Drew blocking for the barn.  The barn is up 4 ft.

(Aged 19)
Wea.                                              FRI. JUNE 7, 1901                Ther.

Drew stone for the bridge + raised the corn house.  In eve went down to Thayer school house to hear them speak pieces.  Ruth was afraid to sleep alone + slept with Alice + I.

(Aged 20)
Wea.                                               SAT.  JUNE 7, 1902             Ther.

Gail cut wood, etc.  I went to factory + tried to trade horses but couldn’t.

(Aged 21)
Wea.                                              SUN.  JUNE 7, 1903                  Ther.

Stayed at home all day.


Editor's Note:  You would think Christ would not require payment for footwear however, I find that is was a common surname in the area so, in this case, he probably did.

Ruth would have been 14 years old when she was frightened enough to sleep in with her sister. 

Still trying to trade horses I see.  I get the feeling everyone had a broken down nag that they just kept trying to pass on to the next guy until she came back again his way.


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