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Sunday, July 31, 2011

"Open the Doors and See All the People"

A Day in the Life: July 31st



(Aged 14)
Wea.   rainy                                  FRI. JULY 31, 1896               Ther. 

Ma went to see Aunt Em brought grandma Mason home.


(Aged 16)
Wea.                                            SUN. JULY 31, 1898               Ther.

Went to factory grandma came over + ma + grandma went to the burg to church.  Mr. Georgi preached.  Slept all day.
Dad at the Frewsburg Baptist Church in 1940. (The Cass Family Church in the Burg)


(Aged 17)
Wea.                                             MON. JULY 31, 1899               Ther.

Washed the carriage and stayed around home.



(Aged 18)
Wea.                                              TUE. JULY 31, 1900                 Ther.

Worked haying.  Alice is home for this week.  I went up in the eve.



(Aged 19)
Wea.                                              WED. JULY 31, 1901                Ther.

Began cutting pa’s oats.


(Aged 20)
Wea.                                               THU.  JULY 31, 1902             Ther.

Got in 2 loads of hay off the 3 cornered lot.  J. Howard worked 1/2 day.


(Aged 21)
Wea.                                              FRI.  JULY 31, 1903                  Ther.

NO ENTRY AGAIN UNTIL OCTOBER 10TH


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Editor's Note:  Only the words change through time but boys are forever washing their vehicles to show them at their best advantage.  Chariot--Carriage--Car...TK...

I wish we still owned the 3-cornered lot but we deeded it to the Ivory Baptist Church when Dad died.  We were in no position to pay land taxes at the time.  And we also knew our family had some odd falling out between the Ivory Baptist and the Frewsburg Baptist Church but we knew no real history on the details of it.  Therefore, thinking ourselves very clever,  Diana and I thought to end the conflict by deeding the last piece of the Cass farm to both Churches to share forcing an end to their unknown differences.  However, our lawyer very competently talked us out of it.  Since we had no idea where our family loyalties were meant to lie given that Gram and Dad had both become Episcopalians somewhere along the line, we very fairly flipped a coin. 

Sometimes magnanimity is reduced to luck. 


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