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Thursday, July 14, 2011

Now, I Can Correctly Say "186 years ago Today Diantha Woodward Cass Was Born!"

A Day in the Life: July 14th

(Aged 14)
Wea.   cloudy                             TUE. JULY 14, 1896               Ther.

Worked part of the day.  It was Grandma’s birthday.  Pa, Ma, Rollie + I went over.  I gave her a (?) of tobacco for a present.    Unkle Gib, Aunt May, Luella, Harry + Marvin were down.  Aunt May + Unkle Gib went to Jamestown they got grandma a pitcher + a small tea kettle.
The Birthday Girl G-G-G Grandma Diantha and her loverly husband Judd Smith Cass

(Aged 16)
Wea.                                          THU. JULY 14, 1898               Ther.

Went to factory.  Then worked in hay field.  Grandma’s birthday she is 74 yrs old.  Pa, Ma, Rollie, Aunt Addie + Bernice were down.  In eve went in swimming.

(Aged 17)
Wea.                                           FRI. JULY 14, 1899               Ther.

Worked all day.  In eve went down to the burg on my wheel.  Stayed with Floy Flagg about an hour + a half  talking.

(Aged 18)
Wea.                                           SAT. JULY 14, 1900                 Ther.

Worked all day.  It is grandma’s birthday.  She is 76.  We all went over and ate dinner with her.  Frank Warn stayed all night with me.

(Aged 19)
Wea.                                            SUN. JULY 14, 1901                Ther.

Stayed at home all day.  Ruth came down + stayed all night.  Aunt May came down.  Our last cow came in.

(Aged 20)
Wea.                                             MON.  JULY 14, 1902             Ther.

Hayed it got in 3 load.

(Aged 21)
Wea.                                              TUE.  JULY 14, 1903                  Ther.



Editor's Note:  Hi-larious that Allen's birthday gift to his grandmother was tobacco given the constant swirl over it in their family.  Though Diantha looks prim and refined in the photo, I reckon she aged into a tough old bird who smoked a pipe.  She was widowed young, lost a child, lived alone, running her own farm in later years and is going blind with cataracts at this time.   One thing for absolute sure is that she was loved and adored by her family.



  1. Hey Jennifer, I might have her lidded eyes! Cousin Patsy