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Monday, August 29, 2011

"Part Way Up the Mountain"

A Day in the Life: August 29th

(Aged 14)
Wea.                                             SAT. AUG. 29, 1896               Ther.

We went part way up the mountain.  We came home + got here about 5.30 o’clock.  Bert Bingham came over + we played ball till nearly dark.

(Aged 16)
Wea.                                             MON. AUG. 29, 1898               Ther.

Went to factory.  In P.M. Ma, Rollie, Pa + Asa went up the hollow to church.  Asa went home about 6 o’clock.

(Aged 17)
Wea.                                             TUE. AUG. 29, 1899               Ther.

Began work for F. McGregor.  Met cousin George Phipps.  Rode my wheel through to Portland and hired out to F. McGregor.

(Aged 18)
Wea.                                              WED. AUG. 29, 1900                 Ther.

Worked in A.M.  In P.M. slept.  In eve went down to convention with Pa.  While Pa was in church, Alice + I took a drive.

(Aged 19)
Wea.                                              THU. AUG. 29, 1901                Ther.

Both teams are at work on the dredge.  Pa went to Jamestown.  Chas Wade drove one team.  Worked 9 hours both teams. 

(Aged 20)
Wea.                                               FRI.  AUG. 29, 1902             Ther.

Went after pigs.  Bought 4 of Edward Johnson at $2.  Went after Dr. for Lou Shaw.

(Aged 21)
Wea.                                              SAT.  AUG. 29, 1903                  Ther.



Editor's Note:  Today's header "Part Way Up the Mountain" really is reflects my week ahead.  Right dab in the middle of back-to-school and possibly changing schools at the same time so all drama here at the Home Farm.  Ergo no time to find illustrations or conjure up deeper meanings to a young man's words especially when it is a day of facts that can't be broken down anyway.  The most curious thing about today is "Cousin George Phipps"--that is not a name I have come across yet.

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