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Saturday, November 26, 2011

Down the Road a Piece

A Day in the Life:  November 26th

(Aged 15)
Wea.                                            THU. NOV. 26, 1896               Ther.

Went over after grandma.  She came over + we had a chicken.  Charley + I went hunting got nothing.  In P.M. went over to grandma’s looking for Unkle Gib’s folks.  But they hadn’t come when we came + that was about 5 o’clock.

(Aged 17)

Wea.                                            SAT. NOV. 26, 1898                 Ther.

Rode Old Tom up to Unkle Gib’s + went hunting with Glen.  We saw about 8 partridges + the dogs started 3 rabbits + we got one.  Went to factory.  Pa + Ma went to burg + took Mrs. Mason home.

(Aged 18)
Wea.                                             SUN. NOV. 26, 1899                 Ther.

Stayed about the house and read at Graham’s.  Will stay here tonight.

(Aged 19)
Wea.                                              MON. NOV. 26, 1900               Ther.

Went to factory in morning

(Aged 20)

Wea.                                              TUE. NOV. 26, 1901                Ther.

Worked at stable all day.

(Aged 21)

Wea.                                               WED.  NOV. 26, 1902             Ther.

Worked in hen house.  Put mangers in cow stable.  Tore down stager around silo + went over and got my yearlings from (?) pasture.


Editor's Note:
It is curious in 1899 that Allen hasn't even gone home for a visit once since he ran off in August.  It has been 4 months since he has seen his family and farm and yet he is only a few hours away. He could have gone home anytime to say hello, have mom cook for him and wash his clothes.  His need to be independent must have burned very strongly.


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