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Sunday, December 18, 2011

How's the Farm?

A Day in the Life: December 18th

(Aged 15)
Wea.                                            FRI. DEC. 18, 1896               Ther. 

Went to school in A.M. In P.M. had a literary.  I got excused + came home.  I kept fires at school.

(Aged 17)
Wea.                                            SUN. DEC. 18, 1898               Ther.

Went to factory.  In eve went down to the burg to the M.E. church + heard a Japan fellow talk + saw some views from Japan.

(Aged 18)
Wea.                                             MON. DEC. 18, 1899               Ther.

Left Roswell’s and went to McGee Town where we show tonight and left the things. After that we went to Vroman, Red Oak and Cloverdale.  We billed Cloverdale for Thus eve.  In eve showed at McGee school took in $3.20.  Stayed all night with Miss McGee the school teacher.

(Aged 19)
Wea.                                              TUE. DEC. 18, 1900                 Ther.

In A.M. helped Ma wash.  In P.M. went up to see Alice.  In eve stayed at home.

(Aged 20)
Wea.                                              WED. DEC. 18, 1901                Ther.

I helped pa kill two pigs of 70 lbs each.  Ray drew out 4 loads of manure.  We fixed the hen house some and put the hens in.  Today is the first we have fed them. Frasier cut 1 cd of wood.

Martin- 1998, County Kerry, Ireland--Bachelor Farmers Calendar postcard promo.  Green Fields Productions

(Aged 21)
Wea.                                               THU.  DEC. 18, 1902             Ther.

Drew 36 in bolts to Smedley.

Editor's Note: While my family is a few generations off the farm by now, I've always appreciated rural life.  In 1997, my friend Patricia and I started work on our 1999 Bachelor Farmer's of Ireland Calendar.  Not a money maker...and I have a stack or two still in my basement but it was an awesome experience doing our part to turn around the fate of Ireland's family farms.  To our credit, Mr. June found a bride and he was the only one who really was in it for love.  :-)


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