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Saturday, December 31, 2011

"Something Better Beginning"

A Day in the Life:  December 31st

(Aged 15)
Wea.                                            THU. DEC. 31, 1896               Ther.

Charley + I cut bolts in the A.M. + part of the P.M.  Put up 1 1/4 cd.

(Aged 17)
Wea.                                            SAT. DEC. 31, 1898                 Ther.

Went to factory.  came home and loaded some cartridges.  In P.M. Ma,  Rollie and I went over to grandma’s I went hunting with the rifle the cartridge busted and part of it went up in the barrel so I can’t get it out so this ended my hunting for this year.

(Aged 18)
Wea.                                             SUN. DEC. 31, 1899                 Ther.

Stayed at home in A.M. In P.M. went to S.S. at Ivory.  In eve went up to Frank Warn’s to watch the old year out had a fine time.  There was about 10 of us there.  Asked Alice Warn to go to a party up to Hermy Anderson’s next Tues. eve.  She is going.

(Aged 19)
Wea.                                              MON. DEC. 31, 1900               Ther.

Helped draw 2 loads of manure.  Went down to the burg for a sleigh ride + then went up to Irma’s to a watch party.  Came home about 1 o’clock. XX

(Aged 20)
Wea.                                              TUE. DEC. 31, 1901                Ther.

Went to the burg with a grist.  Took 23 bags.  Grandma went down with me.

Good Bye 1901

(Aged 21)
Wea.                                               WED.  DEC. 31, 1902             Ther.

Drew out manure.


Editor's Note:  Frank Warn's New Year's Eve gathering is the first time that Allen takes romantic notice of Alice and asks her out.  The rest is history.

Goodbye 2011



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