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Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Rolling in the Hay

A Day in the Life: October 5th

(Aged 21)
Wea.  rainy                                  MON. OCT. 5, 1896               Ther. 

Rode my wheel to school.  Pa bought a cow of Hie Scott for $20.

(Aged 16)
Wea.                                            WED. OCT. 5, 1898               Ther.

Went to school.  Rode with Ada Page.  Mrs. Groat and Mrs. Durand were here.  My finger is worse.*

(Aged 17)
Wea.                                             THU. OCT. 5, 1899               Ther.

Worked all day.  In the eve there was a dance in the packing house.  I watched them and flirted with the girls.

(Aged 18)
Wea.                                             FRI. OCT. 5, 1900                 Ther.

Went to school with Gordon.  In eve went up to Leon Page’s to a party.  There were five couples there and I didn’t have a very good time at the party.  I took Alice from town.  I got her about 6.30 and got to the party about 9.30 left about 10 o’clock.  Got home about 6 o’clock.  We had a fine time.  X X X
probably wasn't this glamourous

(Aged 19)
Wea.                                              SAT. OCT. 5, 1901                Ther.

Pearle + Alice went to the burg to a chicken dinner.  Will and I shod Leo and got some corn and a  turkey. 

(Aged 20)
Wea.                                               SUN.  OCT. 5, 1902                Ther.

Stayed at home all day. Ma came over a little while. 

(Aged 21)
Wea.                                              MON.  OCT. 5, 1903                  Ther.



Editor's Note:   Allen's handwriting has continued to decline since boil first mentioned so it is clearly on his writing hand in 1898 but the next year this day is much more exciting.  He goes to the dance and flirts with the girls in the grape packing house.  I am curious as to how Allen could ride a bike, play football and baseball but somehow not dance.  I think his was a disability of convenience.  It only becomes a liability when there's something he doesn't really want to do.

Somehow I think Hattie's visit had the opposite effect of what we'd expect.  The crazy kids just ramp up their shenanigans and are out ALL NIGHT LONG.  The only go to the party for 30 minutes before ditching and Xing for the next 8 hours.  Well, there you go.


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