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Saturday, October 1, 2011

Introducing "Butternutting"

A Day in the Life:  October 1st


(Aged 14)
Wea.                                            THU. OCT. 1, 1896               Ther.

Town board met, ma + Rollie went to Mrs Mason’s.  We all went to the funeral there were a lot there the house was full.  It was at 2 o’clock.




(Aged 16)
Wea.                                            SAT. OCT. 1, 1898                 Ther.

Went to factory then ma, grandma, Rollie & I went butternutting on the other place.  We got about 2 1/2 bu.
Butternut Squash.  photo at Wikipedia



(Aged 17)
Wea.                                             SUN. OCT. 1, 1899                 Ther.

NO ENTRY AGAIN UNTIL OCTOBER 2nd.


(Aged 18)
Wea.                                              MON. OCT. 1, 1900               Ther.

Went to school with Gordon.  In eve wrote Alice a letter and studied till 10 o’clock.


(Aged 19)
Wea.                                              TUE. OCT. 1, 1901                Ther.

Took my calves 7 of them to Jamestown to Sesson’s.  Got $63 for them.  Pa went with me.


(Aged 20)
Wea.                                               WED.  OCT. 1, 1902             Ther.

Gail tinkered around.  I stayed at home all day.


(Aged 21)
Wea.                                              THU.  OCT. 1, 1903                 Ther.


NO ENTRY AGAIN UNTIL OCTOBER 10th


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Editor's Note:  We had too many butternut squash in our garden last year that we totally lost interest in them.  We're still trying to gauge how much to plant and what our likely harvest will be when weather is factored in.  Kind of a weird year altogether in our garden.  Wish I had more eating pumpkins.  But we've harvested loads of tomatoes, yellow squash and beans. 

Unfortunately, a photo of Emma has still not materialized in our archives.  I believe she is buried in Maple Grove Cemetery in Frewsburg though.  RIP Aunt Emma.


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