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Saturday, August 27, 2011

Easing of the Boil

A Day in the Life: August 27th


(Aged 14)

Wea.                                            THU. AUG. 27, 1896               Ther.

Pa + Ma went to Frewsburg.  I went over to grandma’s about 4 o’clock.


(Aged 16)

Wea.                                            SAT. AUG. 27, 1898                 Ther.

Went up to the store + played croquette.  My boil is easier.


(Aged 17)
Wea.                                             SUN. AUG. 27, 1899                 Ther.

Stayed in the rooms all day.  In the eve went out with Kate + Maud Tyler.


(Aged 18)
Wea.                                              MON. AUG. 27, 1900               Ther.

Drew manure all day.  In eve went up to Gene Littlefield’s to a wedding anniversary.  I made the presentation speach (sic).  The present was a set of dishes.  I took Alice home.


(Aged 19)
Wea.                                              TUE. AUG. 27, 1901                Ther.

Worked both teams all day.


(Aged 20)

Wea.                                               WED.  AUG. 27, 1902             Ther.

Thrashed.  Had 246 bu of oats.


(Aged 21)

Wea.                                              THU.  AUG. 27, 1903                 Ther.


NO ENTRY AGAIN UNTIL OCTOBER 10th


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Editor's Note:  It looks like Eugene and Ena Littlefield were celebrating 10 years of marriage in 1900 with their children Hobert and Eva.  I don't know why Allen would have been selected to give the presentation.  He is 20 years younger than the Littlefields and about a decade older than their oldest child.  What I like about this is that it clearly was a community celebration.


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Friday, August 26, 2011

Slow News Day as the Boil Pain Continues

A Day in the Life: August 26th


(Aged 14)
Wea.                                           WED. AUG. 26th 1896               Ther.

Stayed at home.


(Aged 16)
Wea.                                             FRI. AUG. 26th 1898               Ther.

Rained nearly all day.  We played games in the house.  My boil is very painful.


(Aged 17)

Wea.                                             SAT. AUG. 26th 1899               Ther.

Canvassed all day.  Sold none.


(Aged 18)
Wea.                                              SUN. AUG. 26th 1900                 Ther.

Went to factory.  John Glaspy stayed all night last night all all day today.  In eve Alice + I went up to Unkle Gib’s.


(Aged 19)
Wea.                                              MON. AUG. 26th 1901                Ther.

Worked big team all day and little one for one hour.  Fred quit.


(Aged 20)

Wea.                                               TUE.  AUG. 26th 1902             Ther.

Drew in 2 loads of hay.  This finishes haying.  53 loads.  Got Maud + Dandy shod.  Sold my calves.  Bought 3 pigs of L. L?  Take them about three weeks


(Aged 21)

Wea.                                              WED.  AUG. 26th 1903                  Ther.


NO ENTRY AGAIN UNTIL OCTOBER 10th

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Editor's Note: 1902 seems to have been very busy but the poor kid is seriously in pain still back in 1896 as the daily boil report continues.




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Thursday, August 25, 2011

It's A Living...Not

A Day in the Life: August 25th


(Aged 14)
Wea.                                          TUE. AUG. 25, 1896               Ther.

Will Burns came over he has been to Ohio all summer.  We thrashed today had 168 bu of oats.




(Aged 16)
Wea.                                          THU. AUG. 25, 1898               Ther.

In A.M. Vernie White, Leo Reeves, Mable + I went boatriding.  In P.M. it rained.  My boil is very sore and is a carbuncle.



(Aged 17)
Wea.                                           FRI. AUG. 25, 1899               Ther.

Canvassed all day.  Sold one.
found here


(Aged 18)
Wea.                                           SAT. AUG. 25, 1900                 Ther.

In A.M. went to the factory and took a calf down to the burg.  In P.M. umpired a ballgame at Fentonville between them + Ivory.   Ivory won 13-16.  In eve went to a republican rally in the burg.


(Aged 19)
Wea.                                            SUN. AUG. 25, 1901                Ther.

Stayed at home all day.



(Aged 20)
Wea.                                             MON.  AUG. 25, 1902             Ther.

Drew in our oats had 12 load.  Pa + Laurence helped us.  Bought...




(Aged 21)
Wea.                                              TUE.  AUG. 25, 1903                  Ther.


NO ENTRY AGAIN UNTIL OCTOBER 10th




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Editor's Note:  Well a book has finally been sold!  I find the whole idea of going door-door to see who is interested in the conquest of the Philippines a serious crap shoot when it comes to making a living.  So do we think it was a pity purchase?  Perhaps.   Okay, very likely.  



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Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Update on the "thum" boil

A Day in the Life: August 24th


(Aged 14)
Wea.                                           MON. AUG. 24, 1896               Ther. 

Grandma, Rollie + I went up to Unkle Gib’s.  Gib + I went hunting.  Pa, Ma + Grandma Mason went up to Jamestown.


(Aged 16)
Wea.                                            WED. AUG. 24, 1898               Ther.

Went over to Corydon on my wheel.  Got over there about 11 o’clock.  In P.M. played croquette.  Leo Reeves + Vernie White came over + played too.  My boil ached all night.



(Aged 17)
Wea.                                             THU. AUG. 24, 1899               Ther.

Canvassed all day.  Sold none.



(Aged 18)
Wea.                                             FRI. AUG. 24, 1900                 Ther.

Drew manure in A.M.  In P.M. stayed around the house.  In eve Alice and I went to Fluvana to see the fireworks at Celoron.
Celoron at night for purchase here


(Aged 19)
Wea.                                              SAT. AUG. 24, 1901                Ther.

Frank drew stone.  I went to town. Got a harness for $40.



(Aged 20)
Wea.                                               SUN.  AUG. 24, 1902                Ther.

Went over to pa’s + up to Andrew’s.



(Aged 21)
Wea.                                              MON.  AUG. 24, 1903                  Ther.


NO ENTRY AGAIN UNTIL OCTOBER 10th.



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Editor's Note: As I told Diana just the other day, some days you just can't "bring it" hence the boil mention.  Anyway,  I thought I was onto something with Vernie White instead of Verna and Leo's last name being Reeves just like Asa and Effie Reeves in Corydon but I can find no connection via the census so I continue being stumped on that front.

But fireworks over Celoron sound lovely.



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Wedding Wednesday - Bridesmaids

Not counting my sister, my oldest friend in the world is Lori.  We met at the hedge between her house and my Grandma Nye's the week my parents separated and we moved in with Gram.  That was 1970.  Throughout the years we have remained a constant in each other's lives though time may pass between calls and geographic distance keeps changing we can and always have counted on each other.  It is remarkable to have someone in your life that knows everything and loves you all the more.

As children we promised to live together in a big city when we were older.  We thought Boston sounded nice but we actually ended up in New York City.  While living in NYC together in our early 20s, we made another lifelong friend in Tema.  Weddings through the years:

At Lori's sister Michelle's wedding.  Digging the Bon Jovi hair on Lori and clearly digging the open bar.  Diana is behind Lori on the left.  Diana caught every bouquet she went for, Michelle's was no different. Quite spectacularly, Diana caught it mid air, landed in a heap under a banquet table but came up smiling.


Finally, Diana's collection paid off well

At Diana's wedding singing "How Do You Know?"  Lori far left; Tema second from right
Diana and Bill celebrate 20 years this year!


Lori and me in Barbados at her wedding--my turn for the BAD hair.  It was not as "Grace Kelly" as I had hoped.

Lori and Craig celebrate 10 years this year!
At my wedding the following year--Tema, Me, Diana and Lori and my nieces.

Lori and I attend Tema as she marries Jeff



 The Next Generation



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Tuesday, August 23, 2011

"Summertime and the Living is Easy?"

A Day in the Life: August 23rd


(Aged 14)
Wea.                                           SUN. AUG. 23, 1896               Ther. 

Stayed at home all day.


(Aged 16)
Wea.                                            TUE. AUG. 23, 1898               Ther.

Went to factory.  Pa + Ma went to Jamestown about 4.30 P.M.  Aunt Maryann, Cora, Mable +Walton came along going home from town.  The stopped but didn’t stay long as Effie was sick.    Have got a boil on my thum it aches a little.


(Aged 17)
Wea.                                             WED. AUG. 23, 1899               Ther.

Canvassed all day.  Sold none.


(Aged 18)
Wea.                                              THU. AUG. 23, 1900                 Ther.

Went to factory.  finished off picture.  Pa + Ma went to town.  Helped Ed Harrington milk at night.



(Aged 19)
Wea.                                              FRI. AUG. 23, 1901                Ther.

Worked on dredge 8 hours.  In P.M. monkeyed around.


(Aged 20)
Wea.                                               SAT.  AUG. 23, 1902             Ther.

Drew 2 loads of hay from pa’s.  Bought a trotter of pa named Billy.  It is the Dodge horse.  Paid $100.



(Aged 21)
Wea.                                              SUN.  AUG. 23, 1903                  Ther.

NO ENTRY AGAIN UNTIL OCTOBER 10th.


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Editor's Note:  On this muggy, late August day I thought I would share a gorgeous photo De Warn (Frank Warn's grandson) sent me of the Ivory Baptist Church in winter.   It is as the building is today without the snow, of course.  But I wouldn't mind a lovely walk in that snow right about now.

Photo courtesy of De Warn.


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Tombstone Tuesday

Electa Eggleston Wescott 1851-1924

--Mother-in-Law to Ruth Warn Wescott (Alice Warn Cass' sister).





ITHACA 655AM  JUL 3, 1924

TO CASS-

MOTHER TAKEN CRITICALLY ILL NOON YESTERDAY PASSED AWAY THIS MORNING THREE THIRTY.

                                 GEORGE I WESCOTT



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Monday, August 22, 2011

Ahem, Ahem

A Day in the Life: August 22nd




(Aged 14)
Wea.  Cloudy                               SAT. AUG. 22, 1896               Ther.

In A.M. took a load of wood to Grandma Mason.  In P.M. went to a ball game up Frew Run between Tree Silver + Tree Gold.  The Tree Silvers beat 8-4.


(Aged 16)
Wea.                                             MON. AUG. 22, 1898               Ther.

Went to factory + slept all day.  In eve went up to Ivory to church.  Pa, Ma + Rollie went to church.

Ivory Baptist Church MCL  (unfinished)

(Aged 17)
Wea.                                             TUE. AUG. 22, 1899               Ther.

Canvassed all day. Sold none.


(Aged 18)
Wea.                                              WED. AUG. 22, 1900                 Ther.

Drew manure all day.  In eve got a letter from Alice.  Went to prayer meeting.  Went home with Alice.  Got home at 1:30.  Got a letter from F.E. Long.



(Aged 19)
Wea.                                              THU. AUG. 22, 1901                Ther.

Both teams worked on dredge.


(Aged 20)
Wea.                                               FRI.  AUG. 22, 1902             Ther.

Drew 2 loads of hay from pa’s.



(Aged 21)
Wea.                                              SAT.  AUG. 22, 1903                  Ther.

NO ENTRY MADE AGAIN UNTIL OCTOBER 10th.




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Editor's Note: Ahem, Ahem I have gone to church, I am seeking out my true love on this holy moly search.   Not because she's pious and not because she's not.  Just because what I want is what she's got. 

Prayer meeting and home at 1:30 A.M., indeed.  I realize that a good man walked his woman home but it sounds like hours of detouring.

Sunday, August 21, 2011

Birth of a Salesman?

A Day in the Life: August 21st


(Aged 14)
Wea.                                            FRI. AUG. 21, 1896               Ther. 

Pa + Ma went up to Jamestown.  Rollie + I went over to grandma’s.  I went over to Mud Creek with Erd White + Blaine.  In evening went up to the ice cream social at Irving Cowan’s.  We got our glass + pictures today.  


(Aged 16)
Wea.                                            SUN. AUG. 21, 1898               Ther.

Went to factory.  In P.M. + eve went to Celoron.  Lawrence Warn went with me.  We went in swimming + to the theatre.  Got home about 2.45 A.M.


(Aged 17)
Wea.                                             MON. AUG. 21, 1899               Ther.

Began work canvassing for a book entitled “History and Conquest of Philippines”.  Sold none.  Luce + I rented a room for a week across from the Sherman House in Jamestown.

Found Book for Sale Here!

(Aged 18)
Wea.                                              TUE. AUG. 21, 1900                 Ther.

Went to factory then painted buggy.  Irma was down.  In eve went up to see her.



(Aged 19)
Wea.                                              WED. AUG. 21, 1901                Ther.

Put both teams to work on the dredge at $3.00 per day each.  Leon Page stayed here all night.


(Aged 20)
Wea.                                               THU.  AUG. 21, 1902             Ther.

Drew in hay from over to pa’s.  2 loads.


(Aged 21)
Wea.                                              FRI.  AUG. 21, 1903                  Ther.

NO ENTRY AGAIN UNTIL OCTOBER 10TH


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Editor's Note: Allen is trying a new approach to his working situation.  The book is pretty interesting to Diana and me for a few reasons--1) that we can find multiple copies online now the above being just one of them and 2)I'm thinking Allen read the book too.   At some point in the 1910s a young Filipino musician comes to live on the farm for a while.  He and Mabel became great friends and carry on a correspondence for years.  In fact, in the 1990s, Diana was able to find his family in the Philippines and talk about the connection.  Will post more on that and pictures too.


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Sunday Smiles

Laura Ashley Girls--NYC 1992


Diana, Molly, Jennifer, Tema, Kimmy, Stephanie


In the late '80s--early '90s we were working at Laura Ashley's Flagship shop on 57th St. in NYC.  We thought we were the bees knees.


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