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Saturday, July 2, 2011

Mow Haying

A Day in the Life: July 2nd


(Aged 14)
Wea.                                            THU. JULY 2, 1896               Ther.

Worked all day.  Ma + Rollie went down to the burg.  Aunt Em is sick again her feet are swelling.


(Aged 16)
Wea.                                            SAT. JULY 2, 1898                 Ther.

Went to factory then Ma, Rollie + I went to Jamestown I came back with Frank Warn he got him a new wheel in eve. We went in swimming.



(Aged 17)
Wea.                                             SUN. JULY 2, 1899                 Ther.

Stayed at home in A.M. Glen Eccles came down Luella is over to grandma’s.  In P.M. went over to grandma’s.

In eve rode down to the burg with Fred Smedley.  I went home with Hilma Lindholm.



(Aged 18)
Wea.                                              MON. JULY 2, 1900               Ther.

Worked mowing nearly all day.  Mrs. Mason came up.



(Aged 19)
Wea.                                              TUE. JULY 2, 1901                Ther.

Worked haying at pa’s.


(Aged 20)
Wea.                                               WED.  JULY 2, 1902             Ther.

Worked mowing out road up toward Page’s.



(Aged 21)
Wea.                                              THU.  JULY 2, 1903                 Ther.

NO ENTRY AGAIN UNTIL OCTOBER 10th


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Editor's Note:  Poor Aunt Em.  How helpless everyone must have felt.  But mostly this day seems to be a hay day through the years.


Friday, July 1, 2011

Happy Holiday Weekend!

A Day in the Life: July 1st


(Aged 14)
Wea.  hot                                      WED. JULY 1, 1896               Ther.  100

Worked all day.  Finished the barn so the carpenters went home.


(Aged 16)
Wea.                                             FRI. JULY 1, 1898               Ther.

Went to factory.  Worked 1/2 day drawing in + raking hay.


(Aged 17)
Wea.                                             SAT. JULY 1, 1899               Ther.

Worked all day.  Drew in 5 loads of hay.  In A.M. Pa went to the burg the Board of Health met.  In eve pa + ma went up Erie Cowan’s to sit up with him all night.  In eve I went over to Page’s + Leon + I went over in swimming. 


(Aged 18)
Wea.                                              SUN. JULY 1, 1900                 Ther.

Stayed at home in A.M.  In P.M. took Alice out riding got home at 2.30 A.M.


(Aged 19)
Wea.                                              MON. JULY 1, 1901                Ther.

Began haying on pa’s.


(Aged 20)
Wea.                                               TUE.  JULY 1, 1902             Ther.

Gail set up his stove + got his furniture from Frewsburg.


(Aged 21)

Wea.                                              WED.  JULY 1, 1903                  Ther.

NO ENTRY AGAIN UNTIL OCTOBER 10th

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Editor's Note:
I wonder what is meant by Frank and Nora sitting up all night with Erie Cowan.  Was it just a party or is it some sort of wake. 


Carroll Rod & Gun Club barbecue sometime in the early 1990s

Thursday, June 30, 2011

Warren, PA Anticipates the Fourth of July

The last time I was in Frewsburg I lived in Delaware.  We had a beautiful drive home cutting down through Warren, PA.  It had only just turned July and yet the folks of Warren, PA were already staking claim to their parade seating as I'm sure they are doing again this year.



Ice Cream Social Season

A Day in the Life: June 30th


(Aged 14)
Wea.                                          TUE. JUNE 30, 1896               Ther.

Worked all day.  In evening had an ice cream social up to Ed Harrington’s.  All of us went.

Spoonflower.com--Where all the cool fabric hangs out


(Aged 16)

Wea.                                          THU. JUNE 30, 1898               Ther.

Went to factory.  Cultivated grandma’s potatoes then worked at raking + drawing in hay 1/2 day.  In eve went in swimming.  Leon Page came over.


(Aged 17)

Wea.                                           FRI. JUNE 30, 1899               Ther.

Drew in 4 loads of hay.  Worked all day.


(Aged 18)

Wea.                                           SAT. JUNE 30, 1900                 Ther.

Worked in A.M.  In P.M. umpired a game of ball between Oak Hill and Ivory.  Got a letter from Alice.


(Aged 19)
Wea.                                            SUN. JUNE 30, 1901                Ther.

Stayed at home.  Frankie was sick.


(Aged 20)

Wea.                                             MON.  JUNE 30, 1902             Ther.

Worked around and made our wagon box.



(Aged 21)

Wea.                                              TUE.  JUNE 30, 1903                  Ther.


NO ENTRY AGAIN UNTIL OCTOBER 10th 


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Editor's Note:  
Clearly summer is in full swing with the ice cream social, the swimming hole visits and the ball game.  This is not the first mention of Allen umpiring a game.  Obviously, he was a sports loving boy based on the number of mentions of football, etc.  However, his foot probably limited him from the running necessary in baseball.  He would have been the perfect choice to ump. 

So who is the sick Frankie?  Kineston maybe?  Allen would never refer to his father as anything but Pa.  Frank Warn, his "bestie" is almost always Frank Warn.  Maybe it is Frank Kineston helping him out.



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Wednesday, June 29, 2011

The Acme Prince

A Day in the Life: June 29th


(Aged 14)
Wea. fine                                    MON. JUNE 29, 1896               Ther. 

Worked all day.


(Aged 16)
Wea.                                            WED. JUNE 29, 1898               Ther.

Went to factory.  When I got back a fellow broke his tire + stopped for me to fix them.  He gave me half a dollar for that + his dinner.  In eve went up to Sons + Daughters.



(Aged 17)
Wea.                                             THU. JUNE 29, 1899               Ther.

Drew in one load of hay.  Worked all day raking and opening up hay.  In eve went to the burg + got the mail, some oil + a pair of overalls.  Got a letter from Verna White.


 

(Aged 18)
Wea.                                             FRI. JUNE 29, 1900                 Ther.

Pa + I went to the burg got my bicycle.  cost $16.  Acme Prince Sears, Roebuck + Co.  Rode it up to Frank Warn’s stayed all night with him.



(Aged 19)
Wea.                                              SAT. JUNE 29, 1901                Ther.

Worked on bridge + cultivated. In eve Andrew + his family were down.


(Aged 20)

Wea.                                               SUN.  JUNE 29, 1902                Ther.

Stayed at home all day.  Rained all day.


(Aged 21)
Wea.                                              MON.  JUNE 29, 1903                  Ther.


NO ENTRY AGAIN UNTIL OCTOBER 10th.



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Editor's Note: At some point I really need to count up the bikes and brands of bikes Allen has gone through because it seems like he gets a new one every other month.  The link on the Acme Prince bike is to someone's personal photograph that is there for all to see.  Also, I think Allen had a reputation of being a bike man because the man with the broken wheel knew to turn up at Allen's door for a repair.


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Wedding Wednesday - Robin & Tracie

Love is Love

Well Done New York.







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Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Tombstone Tuesday

Helen Adams (nee Jackson) lived across the street from my grandmother Mabel.  Her brother was Robert H. Jackson Associate Justice of the US Supreme Court and Chief Prosecutor in the Nuremberg Trials.  Although I didn't know Helen well I can remember my Dad and I popping over to say hello some years after Gram had died.  Dad and I had been trying to sort out our family ephemera and the history of our house before 1929 when Gram bought it.  I also thought this was my one chance to ask a primary source about Gram's first husband David Berg.

My Dad was a funny old one some times.  Helen got so far as to tell me "no one understood why Gram married him"  and I asked how he died.  We had thought it was a car accident but Helen seemed to recall he was killed while felling trees on his family farm.   I still don't know for sure because Dad got all flustered and cut me off saying  "Jay-sus Christ, we don't care about him". 

I reckon there was always a little boy in Dad that didn't want to think of his mother with anyone but his father.  The conversation moved elsewhere. 



The Poor Man's Wild Bill Hickcock?

A Day in the Life: June 28th


(Aged 14)
Wea.                                           SUN. JUNE 28, 1896               Ther. 

Aunt May, Luella, Marion + grandma were over.


(Aged 16)
Wea.                                            TUE. JUNE 28, 1898               Ther.

Went to factory.  Pawnee Bill has a show up to Jamestown.  In eve went to the burg.



(Aged 17)
Wea.                                             WED. JUNE 28, 1899               Ther.

Worked all day.  Drew in two loads of hay this is the first we have put in the barn.  Raked and bunched some.  Claud Wade came along trying to hire out this morning + Pa hired him at $8.00 per month.  It began raining about 4.30 and rained till after dare but we need it as every thing is dry + the roads awful dusty.  In eve wrote a letter to Mable White.


(Aged 18)
Wea.                                              THU. JUNE 28, 1900                 Ther.

Pa, Ma, Rollie + Grandma went to Randolph to the Woodards’ reunion.  Stayed at home.


(Aged 19)
Wea.                                              FRI. JUNE 28, 1901                Ther.

Worked on bridge.


(Aged 20)
Wea.                                               SAT.  JUNE 28, 1902             Ther.

Rollie + I went up the lake fishing.  We both caught about 50.  Got home about 9.30.  Gail went to town after furniture.


(Aged 21)

Wea.                                              SUN.  JUNE 28, 1903                  Ther.

NO ENTRY UNTIL OCTOBER 10th.




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Editor's Note:  Apparently, Pawnee Bill started out his career with Wild Bill but it took a turn.  Still, I  would have loved to see it.

So, it seems the Woodwards were very consistent with their reunions each year but of the three we've heard of so far, Allen has only gone to one.  Maybe they weren't his thing.



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Monday, June 27, 2011

Welcome Utah! (And a Mini-me Moment)

A Day in the Life: June 27th


(Aged 14)
Wea.                                           SAT. JUNE 27, 1896               Ther.

Worked all day.  got the barn shingled + flag pole up.

In 1896 a new flag would have been raised with 45 stars marking the statehood of Utah in January that year.


(Aged 16)
Wea.                                             MON. JUNE 27, 1898               Ther.

Went to factory when I got home I mowed.  It rained awful hard washed the bridge out up by Harry Prettie’s.


(Aged 17)
Wea.                                             TUE. JUNE 27, 1899               Ther.

Mowed in A.M.  In P.M. raked, bunched up + mowed.  We expect to finish mowing the meadow next to Ezra Thayer’s tomorrow A.M.   Pa + I are doing the haying alone.



(Aged 18)
Wea.                                              WED. JUNE 27, 1900                 Ther.

Worked laying barn floor.  Frank Warn stayed all night with me.


(Aged 19)
Wea.                                              THU. JUNE 27, 1901                Ther.

Worked on bridge.


(Aged 20)
Wea.                                               FRI.  JUNE 27, 1902             Ther.

Went to factory then went strawberrying but didn’t get many.  Finished cultivating corn.


(Aged 21)

Wea.                                              SAT.  JUNE 27, 1903                  Ther.

NO ENTRY MADE AGAIN UNTIL OCTOBER 10th.





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Editor's Note:  I love that there was a flagpole on the farm.  I could be way off but I don't think that is very common anymore.  Okay, well I don't know what I'm talking about because as I think about it, I realize my neighbors on other side have flag poles.  And my neighbor in my last house had one so big in the back of his house that you could see it from the front.  Insert jokes of inadequacy and overcompensation here (we sure did). We're a mini-flag in the garden and bunting in the window kind of family.  What was really sweet was when we got home from my husband's Naturalization, our friends had covered the yard with mini flags. 

Richard becoming a citizen...E in a vintage blue gingham dress and ruby slippers.
The first time the dress was worn was 1971.







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Sunday, June 26, 2011

Sunday Smiles

Gallery of Rogues


Stuart Lucas, Jack Mulford and Willard Cass




Apparently,  high jinx ensued whenever this group got together.  Even more so if Fell Cass was there as well.  They look "all gangsta" when you know they were all rather sweet.  Stuart wrote soppy love letters to Mabel, Jack was a funnyman and I remember Uncle Willard always dropping off boxes of cookies whenever Diana and I were visiting Grandma.





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Make Do and Mend

A Day in the Life: June 26th


(Aged 14)
Wea.                                            FRI. JUNE 26, 1896               Ther. 

Worked all day.


(Aged 16)
Wea.                                            SUN. JUNE 26, 1898               Ther.

Went to the factory then went to bed in eve went up to hear the Children’s Day exercises in the hollow.


(Aged 17)
Wea.                                             MON. JUNE 26, 1899               Ther.

Helped ma wash and mowed all day.  Begun haying.  I broke a casting and the tongue out of the mowing machine.  We took the old tongue out of the Champion mower and put it in to the Walter A. Wood machine.
Image found here


(Aged 18)
Wea.                                              TUE. JUNE 26, 1900                 Ther.

Worked all day .  Mowed the door yard.  It rained a little.  In eve wrote a letter to Alice.


(Aged 19)
Wea.                                              WED. JUNE 26, 1901                Ther.

Cultivated + weeded clearing out under bridge.  Alice, Irma, Frank + I went up the lake fishing caught a lot of sunfish. bought us a compendium game board. $2.50



(Aged 20)
Wea.                                               THU.  JUNE 26, 1902             Ther.

Went to the Woodard reunion.  Got my dividend $118.90


(Aged 21)
Wea.                                              FRI.  JUNE 26, 1903                  Ther.


NO ENTRY UNTIL OCTOBER 10


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Editor's Note:  Cutting edge technology and jury rigging sometimes go hand-in-hand.  Walter A. Wood seems to have been a prominent make of farm machinery out of  Rensselaer, NY.

In 1901, I love the picture of the two young sets of newlyweds playing board games and fishing in the Chautauqua sunshine.  Alice and Allen were married just 7 months and Alice was pregnant with their first child.  Irma and Frank, you may recall, were married in April 1901.