Wea. THU. JULY 16, 1896 Ther.
Came very near getting licked for smoking. Would but I agreed to let pa lick me every time he caught me using tobacco. Worked all day.
|Nora Babcock's Autograph book from 1878--the year she graduated high school.|
|From her friend and future husband Frank S. Cass|
Wea. SAT. JULY 16, 1898 Ther.
Went to factory. Worked all day to pay for Geo Walters fixing my wheel + for pa milking for me. In eve went up the Hollow + the cup out of the crank shaft. (?)
Wea. SUN. JULY 16, 1899 Ther.
Stayed at home till about 3.30 P.M. then took the horse + buggy and Mattie + I took a ride we stopped at the burg to church. Got home at midnight.
Wea. MON. JULY 16, 1900 Ther.
Worked haying all day. Very tired at night.
Wea. TUE. JULY 16, 1901 Ther.
Hayed it at pa’s.
Wea. WED. JULY 16, 1902 Ther.
Jim Howard began work. Will work till Aug 1 for $7. Got in 4 load.
Wea. THU. JULY 16, 1903 Ther.
NO ENTRY AGAIN UNTIL OCTOBER 10th
Editor's Note: So basically, in 1896, the deal was struck between father and son saying if you don't hit me now, I'll let you hit me every time I mess up in the future...Good luck with that.
Isn't it funny that this promise of future "violence" comes from the same man who wrote the pithy Autograph book entry 18 years earlier? Okay, okay, I'm not being fair. In 1868 Frank was a kid trying to impress and woo Nora with sagacity and eloquence. When you find your own child doing something that you know will harm them, all bets are off.
And I have to say I have no idea what Allen is talking about regarding the cup and crank shaft so I will revisit that entry soonest and check my transcribing.
As of July 16th 1899, Mattie Cowan is still in the lead...