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Thursday, November 17, 2011

"I'm My Own Grandpa"

A Day in the Life: November 17th

(Aged 14)
Wea.                                         TUE. NOV. 17, 1896               Ther.

Rode my wheel to school.

(Aged 16)
Wea.                                          THU. NOV. 17, 1898               Ther.

Drove to school.  Played football.

(Aged 17)
Wea.                                           FRI. NOV. 17, 1899               Ther.

Left Perrysburg at 9.45 for Dayton where we show tonight at the M.E. Church.  Hung around town all day.  In eve showed had a good house took in $9.20 gave the Church 25% or $2.30 leave $6.90.

(Aged 18)
Wea.                                           SAT. NOV. 17, 1900                 Ther.

Went down on the Webster Place after a load of wood in A.M. In P.M. stayed about home.  Ben Avers was down to see about renting the Webster Place.

(Aged 19)
Wea.                                            SUN. NOV. 17, 1901                Ther.

Pa, Ma, Rollie, Andrew and Ruth came over.  Mrs. Warn went home.  Ruth + Ma stayed all night.

(Aged 20)
Wea.                                             MON.  NOV. 17, 1902             Ther.

Went up to the store paid (?) $10.09.  Lent Will Grout my milk wagon.  Fixed Rollie’s wheel.  Set up the new stove.

(Aged 21)
Wea.                                              TUE.  NOV. 17, 1903                  Ther.

Stayed at home.  In eve Pearle came.  Mrs. Lyman Myers died.


Editor's Note:  Mrs. Lyman Myers was born Calphurnia Babcock and was the eldest half-sibling of Nora Babcock Cass.  Calphurnia was born in 1829 to Henry Babcock and his first wife Catherine. She was 25 years older than Nora and therefore probably not very close with her which is why Allen calls her Mrs. Lyman Myers instead of Aunt Calphurnia.  I can't find her grave online nor Lyman's.  She and Lyman had two children; Juana who was 5 years older than her Aunt Nora and Martin who was actually 7 years younger than her.  So I guess there have always been "Jerry Springer" families.  There's nothing modern about being your "Own Grandpa".


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