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Sunday, December 4, 2011

Weaning the Wain

A Day in the Life: December 4th


(Aged 15)
Wea.                                            FRI. DEC. 4, 1896               Ther. 

Went to school.  Killed the calf.  We had the forequarters + sold the hindquarters to Anderson for $5.25.


(Aged 17)
Wea.                                            SUN. DEC. 4, 1898               Ther.

Went to factory.  Stayed at home all day began to snow about noon.



(Aged 18)
Wea.                                             MON. DEC. 4, 1899               Ther.

Billed Delameter + Dan Frasas school houses.  In eve showed at Sayer school house.  Don’t know what did take in.  Stayed all night at Bunting’s.



(Aged 19)
Wea.                                              TUE. DEC. 4, 1900                 Ther.

Stayed at home all day.



(Aged 20)
Wea.                                              WED. DEC. 4, 1901                Ther.

Battened the barn on north end and cut the dung holes.


(Aged 21)
Wea.                                               THU.  DEC. 4, 1902             Ther.

Picked up shingle, etc in A.M. Andre, Hattie, Ruth + Ma came over.  Ruth stays all night.  Are weaning the baby. 


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Editor's Note:  The baby was Willard.  Nice to know that babies were nursed for at least a year and even nicer to know that Ruth was willing to take a hit for the team because you know darn well she was there to answer the baby's cry to keep him and Alice apart to wean. Frankly, Alice's breasts probably needed a damn rest in preparation for baby number two which was seven months away.

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