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Saturday, June 25, 2011

Winner Winner Chicken Dinner

A Day in the Life: June 25th


(Aged 14)
Wea.                                            THU. JUNE 25, 1896               Ther.

Worked all day mowing + raking hay.



(Aged 16)
Wea.                                            SAT. JUNE 25, 1898                 Ther.

Went to factory.  In eve went up to singing school some one hid my wheel side of the fence.  Bert stayed with me all night.



(Aged 17)
Wea.                                             SUN. JUNE 25, 1899                 Ther.

Stayed at home in A.M. Ma went to the burg to church.  She is going to bring Mrs. Mason up.  In P.M. I went over + got grandma.  We had a chicken for dinner.  In eve rode my wheel down to the burg and went to church.  Went home with Allie Oberg.



(Aged 18)
Wea.                                              MON. JUNE 25, 1900               Ther.

Worked in A.M. In P.M. layed  (sic) around.  Pa went to town he was a delegate for Fodder.



(Aged 19)
Wea.                                              TUE. JUNE 25, 1901                Ther.

Worked on bridge + cultivating.


(Aged 20)
Wea.                                               WED.  JUNE 25, 1902             Ther.

Went to burg + got my hair cut.


(Aged 21)
Wea.                                              THU.  JUNE 25, 1903                 Ther.


NO ENTRY UNTIL OCTOBER 10



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Editor's Note:  Not too much going on just now.  Wonder who hid his wheel, a girl with a crush or a boy on a prank?

The other day I promised to post this--just making good.  It suggests that East Berlin did build some local bridges.




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Friday, June 24, 2011

Cass Loses Nomination

A Day in the Life: June 24th



(Aged 14)
Wea.   rainy                                    WED. JUNE 24, 1896               Ther.

Stayed at home till 3 P.M.  Then went to the burg after a load of lumber.


(Aged 16)
Wea.                                             FRI. JUNE 24, 1898               Ther.

Went to factory.  In eve went up the hollow + stayed all night with Frank Warn.  We went down to school house to hear a graphophone.
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Graphophone



(Aged 17)
Wea.                                             SAT. JUNE 24, 1899               Ther.

In A.M. stayed at home.  In P.M. went down to the burg + helped pa get his ballots fixed.  It is caucus.  After helping pa, I came home and went to the ball play on Joel Harrington’s then went in swimming.  Pa was not nominated Lou Fuller getting his place.



(Aged 18)
Wea.                                              SUN. JUNE 24, 1900                 Ther.

In A.M. went to factory and wrote a letter to Howard Wilson.  In P.M. went to town and took Alice out for a drive.  We went up to Page’s and Leon took his double buggy and horse and we all took a ride.  Went nearly to Bemus Point.  Got home 2.30.  Wrote a letter to Wilson.


(Aged 19)
Wea.                                              MON. JUNE 24, 1901                Ther.

Worked on bridge.



(Aged 20)
Wea.                                               TUE.  JUNE 24, 1902             Ther.

Went to the (?) Shorty got the cows.  Lost my knife.



(Aged 21)
Wea.                                               WED.  JUNE 24, 1903                  Ther.

NO ENTRY UNTIL OCTOBER 10




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Editor's Note:  Loses the nomination for what though?

Thursday, June 23, 2011

Making Hay While the Sun Shines

A Day in the Life: June 23rd


(Aged 14)
Wea.                                          TUE. JUNE 23, 1896               Ther.

Worked all day.  Mowed grass all then M. begun haying.
Camille Pissarro


(Aged 16)
Wea.                                          THU. JUNE 23, 1898               Ther.

Pa, Ma , Grandma + Luella all went over to the Woodard Reunion at Ezra Ame's.  I went to the factory + worked till noon.



(Aged 17)
Wea.                                           FRI. JUNE 23, 1899               Ther.

Hoed potatoes part of the time + read the other part.


(Aged 18)
Wea.                                           SAT. JUNE 23, 1900                 Ther.

Ma, Rollie + I went to Midway to a grange picnic.  Met Miss Gregg of Kane.  In eve went to the burg with pa it was caucus.  Pa is a delegate for John Venman who is running for sheriff.  He carried this town.


(Aged 19)
Wea.                                            SUN. JUNE 23, 1901                Ther.

Stayed at home.  Went up to Frank Warn’s.


(Aged 20)
Wea.                                             MON.  JUNE 23, 1902             Ther.

Went to factory + took Chas to the burg + got him shod.


(Aged 21)
Wea.                                              TUE.  JUNE 23, 1903                  Ther.


NO ENTRY UNTIL OCTOBER 10



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Editor's Note:  I have put finding out who Ezra Ames in on my "list" to figure out why he hosted the Woodard reunion. 

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Wedding Wednesday - Stuart & Mabel




A Little Light Reading

A Day in the Life: June 22nd

Happy Birthday Grandma Mason!


(Aged 14)
Wea. fine                                  MON. JUNE 22, 1896               Ther. 

Worked all day.  Rollie + Ma went down to Grandma Mason’s she had birthday party.  She is 70 years old.


(Aged 16)
Wea.                                           WED. JUNE 22, 1898               Ther.

Went to factory then went to bed + slept.  Ma went down to see Mrs. Mason but she wasn’t at home.   In eve went up to King’s Sons + Daughters.


(Aged 17)
Wea.                                             THU. JUNE 22, 1899               Ther.

Started to mow but the machine didn’t work + I broke the cutting bar + then took it up to Ivory to get if fixed but didn’t.  In P.M. read in the Life of P.T. Barnum.


(Aged 18)
Wea.                                              FRI. JUNE 22, 1900                 Ther.

Worked all day tending mason and washing buggies.  In eve took my first bath in the bath cabinet.  Ma + Rollie went to the burg in P.M.


(Aged 19)
Wea.                                              SAT. JUNE 22, 1901                Ther.

Scraped in A.M. in P.M. got out stringers.  Alice + I went over to Nordin’s Mill to get some plank but didn’t.  Stopped to supper at Andrew’s.  Ruth came home with us.


(Aged 20)
Wea.                                               SUN.  JUNE 22, 1902                Ther

Went to factory + took Alice up to church.


(Aged 21)
Wea.                                              MON.  JUNE 22, 1903                  Ther.
Went...
ALL THAT WAS ENTERED on this day

NO ENTRY AGAIN UNTIL OCTOBER 10TH





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Editor's Note:..."but didn't".  Don't you find that happened a great deal to Allen and his friends?  They went to do something like buy a bike or a buggy but in the end "didn't".  A lot of good intentions but ultimately just good consumers perhaps?


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Tuesday, June 21, 2011

"Not Sunset But Dawn"

A Day in the Life: June 21st

(Aged 14)
Wea. Clear                                   SUN. JUNE 21, 1896               Ther. 

Stayed at home all day.


(Aged 16)
Wea.                                            TUE. JUNE 21, 1898               Ther.

Went to factory Blaine came up + we played around.  In eve we went down to graduates’ exercises cost .10cents.


Graduate Class of Ruth Nora Cass


(Aged 17)
Wea.                                             WED. JUNE 21, 1899               Ther.

Went down to see Lloyd Flatt + we went in swimming.  We came home about 3 P.M.


(Aged 18)
Wea.                                              THU. JUNE 21, 1900                 Ther.

Worked all day.  In eve went to Kennedy with Frank Warn to see about getting him a buggy.  He didn’t get one.  Got home at 12 o’clock.


(Aged 19)
Wea.                                              FRI. JUNE 21, 1901                Ther.

Scraped all day.


(Aged 20)
Wea.                                               SAT.  JUNE 21, 1902             Ther.

Went over to Shorty Anderson’s + got a horse (?) for 3 cows.  Got $20 (to) boot.


(Aged 21)
Wea.                                              SUN.  JUNE 21, 1903                  Ther.

Took Lucy home + brought grandma down.  Pa + Ma stayed here.




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Editor's Note: I don't know who Lucy is in 1903.  She didn't get a mention of arrival only a note of departure.   Also, the name Shorty Anderson sounds so familiar as if there was a Shorty Anderson in every generation.


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Tombstone Tuesday

Monday, June 20, 2011

In Out of the Rain

A Day in the Life: June 20th

Allen and his girls.  L-R Ruthie, Mabel, Dorothy and Alice

(Aged 14)
Wea. hot                                        SAT. JUNE 20, 1896               Ther. 92

Worked all day.  In A.M. pa + I worked on the road.  We both drove a team drew gravel put it on the road between the house + the barn.  Bert + I went in swimming.  Have begun to shingle the barn.



(Aged 16)Wea.                              MON. JUNE 20, 1898               Ther.

Went to factory then went fishing minnies with Herb Bragg.  In eve Bert + I went to the Primary Rooms’ entertainment + it rained awful and as we couldn’t get into Mrs. Mason’s we stayed in her barn all night.


(Aged 17)
Wea.                                             TUE. JUNE 20, 1899               Ther.

Ma, Rollie + I went to Corydon.  I went down + helped Asa shingle his new barn.  Leslie went to Salamanca in the eve.


(Aged 18)
Wea.                                              WED. JUNE 20, 1900                 Ther.

Went to Russelburg after a load of lumber for the barn.  In eve took Alice to a party up at Bess Traver’s started home at 11:00 took Alice up to town got home at 4.45 then went to milking.


(Aged 19)
Wea.                                              THU. JUNE 20, 1901                Ther.

Began grading with the scraper.


(Aged 20)
Wea.                                               FRI.  JUNE 20, 1902             Ther.

Tinkered around.



(Aged 21)
Wea.                                              SAT.  JUNE 20, 1903                  Ther.

John went to Onoville.  I stayed in market.




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Editor's Note:  It seems to be a good day for shingling whatever the year.  I think it's fun the boys took refuge in Grandma Mason's barn. I wonder why they couldn't get in her house?

I have never heard of Russelburg nor did I find in on a map so either it now has a new name or it was the name of the Lumber store.




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Sunday, June 19, 2011

A Lock of Hair

A Day in the Life: June 19th


(Aged 14)
Wea. hot                                       FRI. JUNE 19, 1896               Ther. 

Ma is better.  I went hunting in the A.M.  Pa went to the burg the board met to build two iron bridges.


(Aged 16)
Wea.                                            SUN. JUNE 19, 1898               Ther.

Went to factory.  Rode my wheel up to factory + back with Lynn Hiller.  He has a new wheel then went to bed.  In eve Pa + Ma went to church I took care of Rollie + wrote a letter to Fred Howard.



(Aged 17)
Wea.                                             MON. JUNE 19, 1899               Ther.

Last day of school.  In P.M. we played ball.  Randsom King quit work for us because pa pulled him out of bed at 6 o’clock this morning.  Got a letter from Mabel White.


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

Drew a load of sand and worked about the barn.  Lawson got put up to Coeburg’s last night.  Got a letter from Wilson + one from Alice she sent a lock of her hair.


(Aged 19)
Wea.                                              WED. JUNE 19, 1901                Ther.

Got out stringers for the bridge.


(Aged 20)
Wea.                                               THU.  JUNE 19, 1902             Ther.

Stayed at home + done chores.


(Aged 21)
Wea.                                               FRI.  JUNE 19, 1903                  Ther.

Went down toward Fentonville.



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Editor's Note:  I have always been of two minds about this lock of hair since I first found it tucked in the back of the diary 20 some-odd years ago.  The first being "how romantic" that she gave it and he kept it.  The second being "how gross".  It is kind of creepy holding 111 year old hair even if it is Alice Warn's very own.  Touching letters and diaries is very different to touching something that was attached to a person.  In summary: Awesome and Gruesome but ultimately very, very cool.

And tell me, is there really any surprise that Randsom didn't last on the Cass farm?  I still can't believe he made it past the gunshot through the floor.  The picture of Frank Cass that is forming for me is that he was not one to cross.  He was extremely fair but if you let him down he was extremely intolerant. 

Also, I believe those Iron Bridges were built because Diana found a letter I will post later suggesting the wining and dining continued.

Sunday Smiles

Our Grandpa Stuart Lucas having a cigar by the gas pumps at the Kendall/Texaco station.  Nothing wrong with that, right?  For the record, this is not how he died.

I am afraid that is not a very good mustache style Stuart is sporting--definitely in its twilight of acceptability here in the mid-1930s.  I am hoping it is just a bad shadow but when I zoom in, it does look likely to be otherwise.




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