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Sunday, August 28, 2011

"Mr. Jones for dinner" and other questionable phrasing

A Day in the Life: August 28th

(Aged 14)
Wea.                                            FRI. AUG. 28, 1896               Ther. 

Went over to Aunt Maryann’s had a good time.  Went down to their store and down to the river.

(Aged 16)
Wea.                                            SUN. AUG. 28, 1898               Ther.

Asa brought me home.  Came by way of Frew Run.  Got here + found Mr. Jones for dinner.  My boil is better.  In eve Pa + Asa went to the burg.

(Aged 17)
Wea.                                             MON. AUG. 28, 1899               Ther.

Left Jamestown + canvassed up to Sinclairville.  Stayed all night with Flura Eldrige.  Sold none.

(Aged 18)
Wea.                                              TUE. AUG. 28, 1900                 Ther.

Went to factory.  Pa + Ma went to SS convention in the burg.  Brought home two to stay with us.   In eve I went down + saw Alice.

(Aged 19)
Wea.                                              WED. AUG. 28, 1901                Ther.

Frankie wouldn’t work any longer on the dredge unless I pay him more so I am to give him .75 cents per day for the rest of this month and $20 a month as long as he works there after the 1st of Sept.  Hired Chas. Wade for the rest of this week for .75 cents per day.

(Aged 20)
Wea.                                               THU.  AUG. 28, 1902             Ther.

Took off 10 calves for $100 sold all I had left.  Took them up to O'Stones.  Calves sold $191 this year.

(Aged 21)

Wea.                                              FRI.  AUG. 28, 1903                  Ther.



Editor's Note:  Well hallelujah the boil is nearing its conclusion and none too soon.  I'm guessing Flura Eldrige had rooms for rent, no?  I can't find her in the Census.

Just to remind you S.S. in Allen's context is Sunday School.  Frank and Nora didn't bring two S.S. troops home but I'm guessing they did bring home some traveling Baptists.

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