HAPPY BIRTHDAY to ALLEN FRANK CASS
|Now that is one healthy farm baby!|
Wea. SAT. NOV. 21, 1896 Ther.
Geo went to the burg + brought home a straw cutter. Ma went down to Mrs. Mason’s. Today is my birthday. I am 15 years old. Pa + Ma got ma a cap for .75 c + a water glass. They got Rollie a water glass too.
Wea. MON. NOV. 21, 1898 Ther.
Drove to school. Luella rode down with me.
Wea. TUE. NOV. 21, 1899 Ther.
Went hunting all day. Killed two rabbits. I shot both. In eve went over to church.
Wea. WED. NOV. 21, 1900 Ther.
Helped kill a pig in the A.M. In P.M. helped Pa drive some yearlings down to the Webster Place. Ma gave me a pair of cuff buttons--my birthday present. I am nineteen and engaged. In eve went up to see Alice, my betrothed. She gave me some presents. XX
Wea. THU. NOV. 21, 1901 Ther.
Went to factory. Bought a cow of pa, 88 bu. of oats, 95 bu. of corn and a grindstone. Sold him a calf $6. Gave my note for $100 due in 6 mo. Traded Lee the black horse for Tom a gray one with Arnie Shaw gave him a cow + $10 to boot.
Wea. FRI. NOV. 21, 1902 Ther.
Alice went to town. Dave + I tore down the old hen house + began a new one back of the horse barn. I am 21 today. Alice gave me a pen knife + Andrew a pair of gloves
Wea. SAT. NOV. 21, 1903 Ther.
NO MORE ENTRIES MADE
Editor's Note: I so love the stock-take of his young life..."I am nineteen and engaged". It is as if he has to write it to believe it but I think there is happiness in that assessment and pride in his milestone attainments. He even lets a little romance slip when he refers to his "betrothed" Alice.
BTW, I have been waiting most of this year to use that awesome photo! I can't even believe we have it. What a super chunk of cuteness Allen was.