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Tuesday, July 5, 2011

A Fair Wage?

A Day in the Life: July 5th

(Aged 14)
Wea.                                           SUN. JULY 5, 1896               Ther. 

Pa + I went to church.  Ma + Rollie went down to see Aunt Em.  Unkle Gib, Aunt May, Grandma, Frank and Marvin were down.

(Aged 16)
Wea.                                            TUE. JULY 5, 1898               Ther.

Went to the factory, then to the burg, then mowed.  In eve Ma + Rollie went to the burg and Mrs. Mason came up with her.

(Aged 17)
Wea.                                             WED. JULY 5, 1899               Ther.

Worked all day haying in the meadow in front of the school house.  Drew in 2 loads of hay.  Pa + I are doing the haying alone.  Claud Wate went off Monday because he couldn’t get $18 per month.

(Aged 18)
Wea.                                              THU. JULY 5, 1900                 Ther.

Got up at 9.00 and washed the buggy before noon.  In P.M. drew in 3 loads of hay.

(Aged 19)
Wea.                                              FRI. JULY 5, 1901                Ther.

Hayed it at Pa’s.

(Aged 20)
Wea.                                               SAT.  JULY 5, 1902             Ther.

Stayed at home all day.  Gail fixed up his house.

(Aged 21)
Wea.                                              SUN.  JULY 5, 1903                  Ther.



Editor's Note: Was $18 a month a fair price?  Frank obviously thought not and I tend to think he was a competitive employer given the number of properties he owned and operated throughout his life.  So much for Claud. 
Morris Cass (Allen's son) and Turk


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