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Thursday, August 11, 2011

Trolling and Roasting

A Day in the Life: August 11th

(Aged 14)
Wea.                                          TUE. AUG. 11, 1896               Ther.

We trolled up creek all day.  We got some corn + potatoes.  Yale Simpson stayed with us last night.  Glen is going to stay with us tonight.  Pa + Rollie came down a little before dark.  They said Effie, Asa, Aunt Maryann, Cora, Mable + Walton were out yesterday.

(Aged 16)
Wea.                                          THU. AUG. 11, 1898               Ther.

Went to factory.  Pa went over to Corydon to the ox roast and to Aunt Maryann’s.  Geo + I drew in oats.
They look the same the world over.

(Aged 17)
Wea.                                           FRI. AUG. 11, 1899               Ther.


(Aged 18)
Wea.                                           SAT. AUG. 11, 1900                 Ther.

Went to factory.  Then went to Fentonville with Claud Stone to ball play.  We umpired.

(Aged 19)
Wea.                                            SUN. AUG. 11, 1901                Ther.

Stayed at home all day.  Unkle Lewis Woodard was over.  Alice went over to pa’s in eve.

(Aged 20)
Wea.                                             MON.  AUG. 11, 1902             Ther.

Cut wood + ground up tools. 

(Aged 21)
Wea.                                              TUE.  AUG. 11, 1903                  Ther.



Editor's Note: In 1896, Glen is most likely cousin Glen Eccles.  The folks who visited are the Stryker cousins from Corydon which made me revisit the late July entry "But is he one of OUR Babcocks" when Allen went boating with "Mabel, Leo, Verna and Walton".  I thought Walton was a Babcock and that Mabel was Mabel White given the mention of Verna as well but there was also Walton Servis mentioned above who had a sister Mabel and though they lived in NJ they obviously came to visit their grandparents in Corydon.  So...where does this leave me with the Mabel, Verna mystery?


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