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Thursday, October 27, 2011

Follow the Bouncing Ball

A Day in the Life: October 27th


(Aged 14)
Wea.                                         TUE. OCT. 27, 1896               Ther.

Went to school.



(Aged 16)
Wea.                                          THU. OCT. 27, 1898               Ther.

Went to school got Topsie shod.  Elmer Warn rode up with me.  It snowed last night enough so that the ground is white.



(Aged 17)
Wea.                                           FRI. OCT. 27, 1899               Ther.

Worked all day in packing house + teaming.  In eve played Pedro with the boys.


(Aged 18)
Wea.                                           SAT. OCT. 27, 1900                 Ther.

Drew in cornstalks in forenoon.  In afternoon went down to the burg and had my haircut.  Came to Jamestown with Mearle + monkeyed around until 7.30 then went to a pictorial speach with Alice.  Rubber.

The Original Michelin Man from 1898.


(Aged 19)
Wea.                                            SUN. OCT. 27, 1901                Ther.

Stayed at home all day.  Ma came over.  Glenn Eccles was here.


(Aged 20)
Wea.                                             MON.  OCT. 27, 1902             Ther.

Plowed.  I bated cows. (bathed?)


(Aged 21)
Wea.                                              TUE.  OCT. 27, 1903                  Ther.

NO ENTRY MADE


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Editor's Note:   Since Allen often gives the names of the plays and lectures he sees I'm thinking Rubber was the focus of the speech he and Alice went to hear.  Doing minimal research one can find that the turn of the 20th Century was a busy time in the history of rubber.  The Michelin Man was a toddler, production was shifting regions and growing strong and more than one scandal was developing over the treatment of workers on two different continents.  I'm betting it was a thrilling lecture.  If you are interested in learning more I found this site very helpful.

On to the weather...SNOW on October 27th.  That is upstate New York in a word.  On more than one Halloween our costumes were hidden under parkas but who doesn't love the first snow?  Pure magic.  It is February/March/April snow that batters one's enthusisam.  One May there was snow on Diana's birthday. 

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