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Sunday, December 25, 2011

A Very Happy Christmas!

A Day in the Life: December 25th

Quote of the day:  

" It was not half so hard as we expected".  Allen Cass reflecting on his wedding day.

(Aged 15)
Wea.                                            FRI. DEC. 25, 1896               Ther. 

I got a pair of slippers + a game of Authors.  Charley got a pair of slippers + a jacknife.  Rollie got a pair of slippers + a top.  We all had some candy.  Unkle Gib’s folks came down.  We had a turkey for dinner.  Grandma came over.  Gibs folks brought down some candy.

(Aged 17)
Wea.                                            SUN. DEC. 25, 1898               Ther.

I got a collar, diary, necktie, pair of gloves and shirt bosum.  Ma got a toilet set, Rollie a gun + some trinkets and pa some stockings and gloves.  In P.M. Pa, Ma, Mrs. Mason, Rollie + I went up the hollow to S.S.  In eve rode down to church with Leon.  Went home with Lydia Lawson.

(Aged 18)
Wea.                                             MON. DEC. 25, 1899               Ther.

Stayed around home all day.  In eve went up the hollow to Xmas tree.  Frank Warn stayed all night with me.  Got a neck scarf for a present.

(Aged 19)
Wea.                                              TUE. DEC. 25, 1900                 Ther.

Alice + I were married at high noon by the Rev. P. Knight.  The marriage took place at the Warn residence.  There were only a few friends invited.  It was not half so hard as we expected.  We received some very nice presents consisting of ?, flint(?) knives, table apron (?), butter knife, 8 sugar shell (?), 3 rocking chairs, knives + forks, salt + pepper set, candles, some ornaments.  I brought Alice to my folks + we stayed there First night. XXXXX
Alice and Allen wedding portrait

(Aged 20)
Wea.                                              WED. DEC. 25, 1901                Ther.

Alice, Jimmy + I went up to Andrew’s to eat turkey.  Got several fine presents.  So did Alice.  Ruth came home with us.  Had a cow slink.

(Aged 21)
Wea.                                               THU.  DEC. 25, 1902             Ther.

Andrew + family, pa, ma, Rollie, Grandma + Mrs. Mason came here.  We got a number of presents: gloves; books; shirts, etc.  Had a fine time + a good dinner.


Editor's Note:  How sweet is Allen's listing of their wedding presents?  Kind of heavy on the rocking chairs but still...a 5 X night. LOL.  They sure were a beautiful couple.  I have loved the journey I have shared with them this year.


  1. Christine kyle mooreDecember 25, 2011 at 2:03 PM

    I love this, I couldn't help thinking how strange it would be for them at his parents house on their wedding night. I have strange thought processes. lol

  2. I totally agree. Those 5 Xs had an audience. AWKWARD. It's like when the king and his bride are surrounded by the wedding guests to prove the deed is done and the marriage is consummated.