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Friday, July 22, 2011

Work and Play

A Day in the Life: July 22nd

(Aged 14)
Wea.                                           WED. JULY 22, 1896               Ther.

Worked all day.

(Aged 16)
Wea.                                             FRI. JULY 22, 1898               Ther.

Worked 1/2 day in P.M.  Pa went to factory.  I put in paris green on grandma’s potatoes.   In eve Elmer Warn + Harry Pretty were down.

(Aged 17)
Wea.                                             SAT. JULY 22, 1899               Ther.

Worked all day.  Ma, Rollie + Mrs. Mason went to town.  In eve I went in swimming.

(Aged 18)
Wea.                                              SUN. JULY 22, 1900                 Ther.

Went to factory + slept in A.M.  In P.M. Alice + I took a drive up to J. Page’s got home at 2 A.M.

(Aged 19)
Wea.                                              MON. JULY 22, 1901                Ther.

Put the calves in the pasture in front of grandma’s.  Cows got out in the corn.

(Aged 20)
Wea.                                               TUE.  JULY 22, 1902             Ther.

Shook out hay.  Pa + I went over to see my yearling.  Ma, Rollie, Alice, grandma + the baby went up to Gib’s.

(Aged 21)
Wea.                                              WED.  JULY 22, 1903                  Ther.



Editor's Note:  In a quirky gift shop yesterday in Flat Rock, NC I found a perfume bottle labeled "Poison-- Paris Green --Poison".  I had it in my hand but couldn't bring myself to buy it in the end.  But isn't that just the way?  You learn a new word and all of the sudden it's everywhere.

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