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Thursday, November 10, 2011

Time to Boil the Water & Gather the Sheets

A Day in the Life: November 10th

(Aged 14)
Wea.                                         TUE. NOV. 10, 1896               Ther.

Went to school.  Rode my wheel.



(Aged 16)
Wea.                                          THU. NOV. 10, 1898               Ther.

Drove to school.  Rainy + snowy at night.



(Aged 17)
Wea.                                           FRI. NOV. 10, 1899               Ther.

Left Dunkirk at 9 A.M. Went to Sheridan rented a hall for $2 + billed the town for Monday eve.  Then went to Forestville + got a hall for $4.51.  Billed for Tuesday eve.  Stayed all night there at Montgomery’s Boarding House.

Forestville Depot on the old Erie Railroad

Forestville, NY



(Aged 18)
Wea.                                           SAT. NOV. 10, 1900                 Ther.

Went to the burg.  Miss T. Coldry road down with me and back.  She kindly tried to give me some information but I happened to know all that she had to tell me.  In P.M. went to Ivory.



(Aged 19)
Wea.                                            SUN. NOV. 10, 1901                Ther.

Stayed at home all day.  Alice went down to the Webster Place with Aunt May.   Alice was taken sick about 11 o’clock P.M.  Will Drayton went after Ma + Mrs. Bunce.  Jim Smith went after Dr. Rich.


(Aged 20)
Wea.                                             MON.  NOV. 10, 1902             Ther.

Did all the chores.  Took Alice over to Ma’s and went to Falconer after some cider.  Got 15 gal keg for .75c and 15 gal cider for $1.05.


(Aged 21)
Wea.                                              TUE.  NOV. 10, 1903                  Ther.

Alice isn’t any better.  Dr. Rich came.



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Editor's Note:  For the record, Alice "was taken sick" was the just a polite way of saying her water broke and the baby is coming!  Both of the hired men were sent out into the night to roundup the women folk and the Dr. while Allen would have comforted his Alice.  It is amusing to know that Alice was still out and about just 24 hours previous.  There was no place in Alice's life for the airs and graces a "confinement" would suggest.  She was born a farmer's daughter and was a farmer's wife which meant you worked until you gave birth.  I'm not going to lie, I was a wimpy pregnant woman but I'm wondering if it is because I had the luxury to be so.


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