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Friday, August 12, 2011

"It's a Helluva Town"

A Day in the Life: August 12th


(Aged 14)
Wea.                                           WED. AUG. 12, 1896               Ther.

Carson caught minies in the A.M. I trolled down creek.  It rained awful last night we got a little wet.  In P.M. we fixed the camp + trolled up creek.  Glen + Yale stay with us tonight.


(Aged 16)
Wea.                                             FRI. AUG. 12, 1898               Ther.

Went to factory.  Pa, Ma + Rollie came home.


(Aged 17)
Wea.                                             SAT. AUG. 12, 1899               Ther.

NO ENTRY MADE


(Aged 18)
Wea.                                              SUN. AUG. 12, 1900                 Ther.

Slept in A.M.  In P.M. went up to see Alice.  Rode up to town with Dunn.  Alice and I went to Celeron.  Remember City of New York.  Stayed in town all night. 
NYC 1900


(Aged 19)
Wea.                                              MON. AUG. 12, 1901                Ther.

Drew in all our oats that were cut -- 8 loads.  Will Cronin quit work.  Hired Fred Odell for the rest of this month for $5.



(Aged 20)
Wea.                                               TUE.  AUG. 12, 1902             Ther.

Cut hay drew in 2 loads.


(Aged 21)
Wea.                                              WED.  AUG. 12, 1903                  Ther.

NO ENTRY AGAIN UNTIL OCTOBER 10th

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Editor's Note: Don't know where Allen stayed up in town in 1900 but not with Alice because she would have been back at her job in service or whatever it was she did.  Curious about his note to remember "City of New York".  Was it a ride or a show at Celeron that he had a special moment on or at?   Or was he thinking of it as a possible destination?  He doesn't strike me as being lured by big cities.

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