"Dear Pig Are You Willing..."

A Day in the Life: November 15th

(Aged 14)
Wea.                                           SUN. NOV. 15, 1896               Ther. 

Grandma came over.  We went over after her + carried her home. 

(Aged 16)
Wea.                                            TUE. NOV. 15, 1898               Ther.

Drove to school.  Played football.

(Aged 17)
Wea.                                             WED. NOV. 15, 1899               Ther.

Left Forestville on the 9.20 for Perrysburg where we show tonight.  Saw Edna Watson at Smith’s Mills as we came through.  Maybe she will come down to see us tonight.  Edna didn’t come.  Showed in Hall’s Hall at Perrysburg this eve.  Took in $5.85 paid for hall $2.00.  Will show here tomorrow night.

(Aged 18)
Wea.                                              THU. NOV. 15, 1900                 Ther.

In A.M. took a pig to the burg.  $12.50.  250lbs.  Harry quit work.  In P.M. stayed about the house.

(Aged 19)
Wea.                                              FRI. NOV. 15, 1901                Ther.

Mrs. Warn came down.  Ruth went home.

(Aged 20)
Wea.                                               SAT.  NOV. 15, 1902             Ther.

Done chores.  Tinkered around.

(Aged 21)
Wea.                                              SUN.  NOV. 15, 1903                  Ther.

Stayed at home.  Alice felt very mean.


Editor's Note:  I really wish I could find images of all the halls and churches Allen and his friend showed there magic latern shows in but I fear these structures have not lasted as well as these diaries have.  The pig they sold and the wedding ring they bought the other day are worth exactly the same amount.  That amuses me for some reason. 
Edward Lear's Piggy-wig with a ring at the end of his nose.

In 1903 Alice is finally over her illness.  I suppose it would be easy to think her feeling mean meant she still felt poorly but I remember in September or October Allen said he felt "mean" and he really was mean.  He picked a fight with Alice and had to apologize.  So I'm guessing Alice was well enough to get her fight up perhaps at how things in the household had not gone along as they would have if she had not been ill.  I'm sure she was just frustrated at how long she'd been out of commission and the work waiting her.



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