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Wednesday, August 17, 2011

The Thrill is Gone

A Day in the Life: August 17th

(Aged 14)
Wea.                                           MON. AUG. 17, 1896               Ther. 

I went up to Mifie Coes but he was not at home.

(Aged 16)
Wea.                                            WED. AUG. 17, 1898               Ther.

Went to factory then grandma, Rollie + I all went up to Unkle Gib's.

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

Am working in the stand.

(Aged 18)
Wea.                                             FRI. AUG. 17, 1900                 Ther.

Stayed at home all day.  Effie, Cora, Aunt Maryann, Gurtie, Mable, Walton, Blaine and Floy Flagg were here.  In eve went to an ice cream social at Lottie Cowan’s.  Went home with Alice.

(Aged 19)
Wea.                                              SAT. AUG. 17, 1901                Ther.

Rainy.  Monkeyed around and didn’t do much of anything.

(Aged 20)
Wea.                                               SUN.  AUG. 17, 1902                Ther.

Stayed at home.  Alice’s folks came down.

(Aged 21)
Wea.                                              MON.  AUG. 17, 1903                  Ther.



Editor's Note:  The thrill seems gone for Allen and his work-a-day-world.  How dejected does his 1899 entry sound?  Nothing exciting happened that day?  I can't believe it.  Having worked retail a time or two in my life I'm sure he had to have had at least one funny tale to tell about a customer.  And honestly, I've written a lot more that one line on someone else's time.


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