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Saturday, October 8, 2011

The Last of the Grapes

A Day in the Life:  October 8th


(Aged 14)

Wea.                                            THU. OCT. 8, 1896               Ther.

It rained last night.  Drove Topsie got her shod in the A.M. in P.M. put her in Woodcock’s barn.  Pa + Ma went to town.


(Aged 16)
Wea.                                            SAT. OCT. 8, 1898                 Ther.

Pa, Ma + Rollie went over to Corydon to Aunt Maryann’s.  I went to the factory then drew grandma a load of wood.  In P.M. went to the S.S. picnic up in Ed Harrington’s woods.  I umpired the ball game.  In eve went up to the store + Elmer Warn stayed with me all night.


(Aged 17)

Wea.                                             SUN. OCT. 8, 1899                 Ther.

Stayed at the house all day.  This is our last day at McGregor’s and the grape country.  Burnes came up + stayed all night with us.


(Aged 18)
Wea.                                              MON. OCT. 8, 1900               Ther.

Went to school.  Rode down with pa and back with Gordon.  Raynor came up with us.  He will stay all night with me.  Sent a letter to Alice.  Got one from her.  In eve we went out selling tickets to the lecture course.  Sold about 8.  Pa got me a box of cigars.


(Aged 19)

Wea.                                              TUE. OCT. 8, 1901                Ther.

Finished thrashing at noon had 218 bu.  Thrash bill $5.28.  Chas Woodworth came at night to husk corn.


(Aged 20)

Wea.                                               WED.  OCT. 8, 1902             Ther.

Gail helped Ed Harrington thrash in P.M.  Glen came down and got grandma to go up + stay with Luella. 


(Aged 21)

Wea.                                              THU.  OCT. 8, 1903                 Ther.


NO ENTRY AGAIN UNTIL OCTOBER 10th


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Editor's Note:
  If I recall correctly, Raynor is the school teacher whom they gave an OddFellow pin to as a present once.

OMG but after all the lickings over smoking, Pa (Frank) goes and buys Allen a box of cigars.


Grape season ends--where will our footloose fancy-free boy go next?


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