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Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Good Start to the Camping Trip

A Day in the Life: August 10th


(Aged 14)
Wea.                                           MON. AUG. 10, 1896               Ther. 

Carson + I went down to the big creek + built a camp in A.M. as we were rowing down creek after boards a 1 lb bass jumped into the boat.  In P.M. we camped.
Original frontispiece to Huckleberry Finn


(Aged 16)
Wea.                                            WED. AUG. 10, 1898               Ther.



Went to factory.  Stayed at home all day.


(Aged 17)
Wea.                                             THU. AUG. 10, 1899               Ther.

NO ENTRY MADE


(Aged 18)
Wea.                                             FRI. AUG. 10, 1900                 Ther.

Slept all day after I got home from factory.



(Aged 19)
Wea.                                              SAT. AUG. 10, 1901                Ther.

Finished putting in the scaffold.


(Aged 20)
Wea.                                               SUN.  AUG. 10, 1902                Ther.

Stayed at home all day.  Sterling Defoe came to work this week at $4.


(Aged 21)
Wea.                                              MON.  AUG. 10, 1903                  Ther.


NO ENTRY AGAIN UNTIL OCTOBER 10th.



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Editor's Note: I can't help but think of Tom and Huck fishing and camping on the banks of the "big creek".  What a wonderful adventure off on your own at 14 trying to catch your dinner and make your own shelter. It doesn't hurt to have dinner hurl itself into your boat.

Carson must have been Carson Russell who lived in Poland, NY born about 1881.  Carson went on to marry a woman named Cecile and they had at least four children--Raymond, Genevieve, Gretchen and Ida.

As for 1899, upon reflection (or rather reading ahead) Allen hasn't left yet but the pages of non-entry do lead up to his departure and suggest they are days of broken routine and conflict most likely with Frank as foreshadowed throughout the end of July.


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