"All I want is to see Alice"

A Day in the Life: September 6th

(Aged 14)
Wea.                                           SUN. SEPT. 6, 1896               Ther. 

Ma went down to see Aunt Em.  Rollie + I went over to grandma’s.  Unkle Gib,  Aunt May + Frankie were down. I went over on my wheel.

(Aged 16)
Wea.                                            TUE. SEPT. 6, 1898               Ther.

Went to Niagara Falls on an excursion cost $1.  Went from home at 6 A.M. returned at 11:30 P.M.  Had a good time.  Chas Slater + Leon Page went with me.  We went to Whirlpool Rapids, to the Burning Spring + into Davis’ Museum.  Also the Falls. 

This bridge was only one year old when Allen would have seen it.  This postcard is from 1900

(Aged 17)
Wea.                                             WED. SEPT. 6, 1899               Ther.


(Aged 18)
Wea.                                              THU. SEPT. 6, 1900                 Ther.

Started for home at 7 o’clock.  Stayed in Buffalo about 5 hrs.  Went down to the horse stables.  Got home at 8:30.  Had a fine time and hope to go again.

All I want is to see Alice.

(Aged 19)
Wea.                                              FRI. SEPT. 6, 1901                Ther.

Fred Odell began work for me at $12 per mo. until Mar 1.

Alice’s Aunt Freida went back up to Andrew’s.

(Aged 20)
Wea.                                               SAT.  SEPT. 6, 1902             Ther.

Went over to Pat Laughlin’s after some silo lumber.  Pa went and got a load too.

(Aged 21)
Wea.                                              SUN.  SEPT. 6, 1903                  Ther.



Editor's Note:What an exciting trip to the Falls for Allen and his friends.  Not sure about the burning springs though because if you read the link I've added it seems the natural gas had run out in the mid 1880s so it was unlikely the boys saw anything much.

In 1900, after maybe two or three days Allen pines for his Alice.

Also, figured out who Aunt Frieda was.  She was married to Ander's brother Sven.  She and Sven lived in Chicago, had three daughters and actually took Alice in for a bit in 1900 when Anders was trying to separate her from Allen.  Clearly, all was forgiven.



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