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Tuesday, July 26, 2011


A Day in the Life: July 26th

(Aged 14)
Wea.                                           SUN. JULY 26, 1896               Ther. 

Went over and got grandma her + ma went to church.  I took her home.

(Aged 16)
Wea.                                            TUE. JULY 26, 1898               Ther.

Worked 1/2 day.  Went to factory.

(Aged 17)
Wea.                                             WED. JULY 26, 1899               Ther.

Finished haying.  Worked in P.M.  In A.M. went to town + got me a hat, linen pants, a belt + shoes.  Saw Stella Thayer, she asked me to come over to Frank’s she is staying there.  In eve Leon Page + Frank Warn came over.

(Aged 18)
Wea.                                              THU. JULY 26, 1900                 Ther.

Worked all day haying.

(Aged 19)
Wea.                                              FRI. JULY 26, 1901                Ther.

Worked all day haying.

(Aged 20)
Wea.                                               SAT.  JULY 26, 1902             Ther.

Finished shingling one side of kitchen drew in 3 loads of hay.  Jim Howard helped us in P.M. I milked 17 cows at night.

(Aged 21)
Wea.                                              SUN.  JULY 26, 1903                  Ther.



Editor's Note: Sadly, I can't figure out who Stella Thayer was.  If she is of the local Thayer family, why not stay with them?  And how does she know our man and why does she go all Mae West on him with the "Come up and see me sometime?"  In 1900 two of the Warn brothers Elmer and Frank seem to be living on their own which suggests when Allen goes up to Frank Warn's they really are able to enjoy the freedom of young adults out of the house for the first time.  Frank was already 20 in 1899 and Elmer was older still.  I just found out that there was a Warn brother the same age as Allen--Lawrence.  I am curious that Allen never mentions him as part of their paling around.


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