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Sunday, October 23, 2011

Cass Farm + Loan

A Day in the Life: October 23rd

(Aged 14)

Wea.                                            FRI. OCT. 23, 1896               Ther. 

Went to school.  In evening went over to grandma’s.  Pa + Ma went over to the social at Andrew Warn’s. 

(Aged 16)

Wea.                                            SUN. OCT. 23, 1898               Ther.

Went to factory then went over to grandma’s stayed all day. 

(Aged 17)

Wea.                                             MON. OCT. 23, 1899               Ther.

Worked all day driving team.  Got a letter from Aunt May.  Lent F. McGregor $4 to buy feed with. 

US Treasury postcard on sale here.

(Aged 18)
Wea.                                              TUE. OCT. 23, 1900                 Ther.

Worked all day laying stable floor.  Got a letter from Alice.  Wrote Alice a letter.

(Aged 19)
Wea.                                              WED. OCT. 23, 1901                Ther.

Got out stringers.  Chas husked.  Alice went up to Bunce’s.

(Aged 20)
Wea.                                               THU.  OCT. 23, 1902             Ther.

Worked in ditch in A.M. in P.M. began plowing in the big meadow.

(Aged 21)

Wea.                                              FRI.  OCT. 23, 1903                  Ther.



Editor's Note:
The social at Alice's house in 1896 doesn't seem to hold any appeal for 14 year-old Allen.  I love this retrospective ability to see his path before he does.  He probably was thinking he was spared a boring party but I see it as one night earlier his fancy of Alice could have sparked.

In 1899, Allen is loaning money to his boss F. McGregor.  I think everyone around him saw that Allen was trustworthy and conscientious.  I think they also saw him as good with his money in that he always had some on hand.  (Remember the ring he bought off  his buddy who needed cash?).

The term stringers is throwing me.  I can only think of it in journalistic terms but I found in carpentry it refers to a bracing part of a staircase.  But, is this what Allen means?  Is there a meaning solely used in farming?


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