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Saturday, September 17, 2011

Researching Career Options

A Day in the Life:  September 17th


(Aged 14)
Wea.                                            THU. SEPT. 17, 1896               Ther.

I rode my wheel to school.


(Aged 16)
Wea.                                            SAT. SEPT. 17, 1898                 Ther.

Went to factory then stayed at home all day.  Pa + Ma went to town.  In eve went over to Littlefield’s to see Frank Warn.


(Aged 17)
Wea.                                             SUN. SEPT. 17, 1899                 Ther.

NO ENTRY AGAIN UNTIL OCTOBER 2nd.


(Aged 18)
Wea.                                              MON. SEPT. 17, 1900               Ther.

Went to school with Gordon.  Wrote a letter to Alice also one to the Veterinary Science Association.
Vintage ad found here.


(Aged 19)
Wea.                                              TUE. SEPT. 17, 1901                Ther.

Helped Arnie Shaw cut ensiledge about 10 hours.


(Aged 20)
Wea.                                               WED.  SEPT. 17, 1902             Ther.

Drew stone for silo.  Traded cows with Jim Scudder.


(Aged 21)
Wea.                                              THU.  SEPT. 17, 1903                 Ther.


NO ENTRY AGAIN UNTIL OCTOBER 10th


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Editor's Note:   It is my belief that Allen was looking into Veterinary Science because of Alice.  Unfortunately, his journals don't discuss his hopes and dreams like I wish they did.  But we know from his July letter to Alice that he had considered law as a career too.  He wasn't interested when his pa made the suggestion but along comes Alice and buoys Allen up.  Alice saw great potential in her man and wanted him to fulfill it.  Mild-mannered Alice Warn was simply trying to lay a solid foundation for her future guiding Allen whether he knew it or not.  He probably wrote to Alice that night to proudly tell her he had started looking into the VSA. 

Of course, Allen may simply have had a question about a sick cow. 

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Friday, September 16, 2011

Are You on the Guest List?

A Day in the Life: September 16th


(Aged 14)
Wea.                                           WED. SEPT. 16, 1896               Ther.

Mrs. Mason went home.  I drove to school.  Pa, Ma, Rollie + Grandma went up to see the parade of Barnum + Baily’s show.  Pa got my wheel fixed.  It cost $2.75.


(Aged 16)
Wea.                                             FRI. SEPT. 16, 1898               Ther.

Went to school.  There is a party up to Bunce’s this eve but I haven’t had an invitation.


(Aged 17)
Wea.                                             SAT. SEPT. 16, 1899               Ther.

NO ENTRY AGAIN UNTIL OCTOBER 2nd.


(Aged 18)
Wea.                                              SUN. SEPT. 16, 1900                 Ther.

Stayed at home all day.  Howard Wilson came down.  In eve studied.


(Aged 19)
Wea.                                              MON. SEPT. 16, 1901                Ther.

Took my bull to Falconer.  Floyd Lewis + I took the 3+4 degrees in the Grange.  Began drawing Ed Harrington’s milk. 



(Aged 20)
Wea.                                               TUE.  SEPT. 16, 1902             Ther.

Drew stone for silo.


(Aged 21)
Wea.                                              WED.  SEPT. 16, 1903                  Ther.


NO ENTRY AGAIN UNTIL OCTOBER 10th

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Editor's Note:  I bet the parade was awesome.  Too bad Allen was in school but he doesn't show regret.  However, in 1898, Allen seems a bit let down by not getting an invite to the Bunce's.  I'm as surprised as he was.  My guess is it was a very specific party perhaps for family only and clearly not a social event.  Who knows?  I'm struggling right now with who to invite to my child's b'day party.  Do I make it intimate or include the whole class? We're not at the age yet where we can only select real mates in the classroom because feelings will be hurt.  But I digress...parties can cause hurt feelings whatever your age.
found at this cool shop


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Thursday, September 15, 2011

You Can Only Know So Much

A Day in the Life: September 15th

(Aged 14)
Wea.                                          TUE. SEPT. 15, 1896               Ther.

Drove to school brought Mrs. Mason’s buggie (sic) up here.



(Aged 16)
Wea.                                          THU. SEPT. 15, 1898               Ther.

Went to school.  Pa, Ma, Rollie + grandma went over to Randolph to Burt’s.


(Aged 17)
Wea.                                           FRI. SEPT. 15, 1899               Ther.

NO ENTRY AGAIN UNTIL OCTOBER 2nd.


(Aged 18)
Wea.                                           SAT. SEPT. 15, 1900                 Ther.

Helped pick a load of corn.  Ma, Rollie + Effie went to Corydon.  In eve went up to see Alice.  Andrew is mad because she came home with me.



(Aged 19)
Wea.                                            SUN. SEPT. 15, 1901                Ther.

Stayed at home all day,




(Aged 20)
Wea.                                             MON.  SEPT. 15, 1902             Ther.

Helped up to Littlefield’s fired for Joel all day till 3.30 or 4.00.


(Aged 21)
Wea.                                              TUE.  SEPT. 15, 1903                  Ther.


NO ENTRY AGAIN UNTIL OCTOBER 10th



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Editor's Note:  In 1900, it is my guess that Andrew is mad that Allen brought Alice home from town and her job on the previous evening (Friday) and not that Alice went to the Cass farm with Allen that night as it could be interpreted.  I think Andrew may still have been hoping their ardor would cool and Alice being a distance away would help.  I'm still not sure they are engaged yet.  I'm sure it was discussed and I was certain Allen's brief stop at the Warn house in August was asking permission but then Allen went on to tease Alice about other girls he didn't really meet in Toronto.  If this had only been Alice's diary we'd have better romantic details.  However, I do love that I have what I have.

Hattie and Andrew Warn
For some reason my image of Andrew is that of a softy at least in comparison to Frank.  But I have no basis for this opinion except that he called my grandmother his little "Svenska flicka".  He was a father of three daughters.  But also he was an immigrant which I think suggests strength by definition.  He was a framer.  He was an important person in community planning and the founding of the Ivory Baptist Church.  He was a police officer at some point and he did try to intervene in Alice and Allen's relationship.

This photo makes him look stern with clenched fists.  In actuality, he was celebrating 50 years of marriage with Hattie.  Like Frank, I think Andrew was a man of strong voice and character.  Perhaps I think of him as the less dominant father only because I don't have his words to read.  I know Frank and Allen so much better than I do Andrew and Alice.

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Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Wedding Wednesday

Tiggy and Rod
            --Married 11 years this month!

Unreliable Transportation

A Day in the Life: September 14th



(Aged 14)
Wea.                                           MON. SEPT. 14, 1896               Ther. 

I drove to school brought my front wheel home going to take it to town Wed.  Mrs. Mason came home with me.



(Aged 16)
Wea.                                            WED. SEPT. 14, 1898               Ther.

Rode my wheel to school broke the chain.  In eve went up to Harry Prettie’s to an ice cream social.


(Aged 17)
Wea.                                             THU. SEPT. 14, 1899               Ther.

NO ENTRY AGAIN UNTIL OCTOBER 2nd.



(Aged 18)
Wea.                                             FRI. SEPT. 14, 1900                 Ther.

Went to school with Gordon.  After school went to town with Effie brought Alice home.


(Aged 19)
Wea.                                              SAT. SEPT. 14, 1901                Ther.

Worked all day.


(Aged 20)
Wea.                                               SUN.  SEPT. 14, 1902                Ther.

Took Pearle up home.  Stayed at home the rest of the day.


(Aged 21)
Wea.                                              MON.  SEPT. 14, 1903                  Ther.


NO ENTRY AGAIN UNTIL OCTOBER 10th.



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Editor's Note: What Allen really needed was a fleet of bicycles so he'd never be down a ride.  His bikes come across less than sturdy machines.


Card found at Card Cow

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Rained Out

A Day in the Life: September 13th


(Aged 14)
Wea.                                           SUN. SEPT. 13, 1896               Ther. 

Stayed at home all day.  Grandma came over I took her home.  Pa + Ma went down to Aunt Em’s.


(Aged 16)
Wea.                                            TUE. SEPT. 13, 1898               Ther.

Went to school drove.  Asker brought my wheel down +  (I) brought it home.


(Aged 17)
Wea.                                             WED. SEPT. 13, 1899               Ther.

NO ENTRY AGAIN UNTIL OCTOBER 2nd.



(Aged 18)
Wea.                                              THU. SEPT. 13, 1900                 Ther.

Rode to school with Gordon.  Got a letter from Alice.



(Aged 19)
Wea.                                              FRI. SEPT. 13, 1901                Ther.

Sold my bull for $28.50.


(Aged 20)
Wea.                                               SAT.  SEPT. 13, 1902             Ther.

Gail helped Springer.  I fired for Joel.  Pearle came down. Ray Harrington came down to go to town with me but didn’t as it rained.


(Aged 21)
Wea.                                              SUN.  SEPT. 13, 1903                  Ther.

NO ENTRY AGAIN UNTIL OCTOBER 10th.


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Editor's Note: Not much to say here though I am interested in why rain would stop a trip to town.  I mean they could take their horses down to the livery and then catch the train to Jamestown.  Umbrellas had been invented.  I'm guessing there was no real pressing business and rain sometimes curbs the enthusiasm required for effort.



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Monday, September 12, 2011

Building Identified!

A Day in the Life: September 12th


(Aged 14)
Wea.                                             SAT. SEPT. 12, 1896               Ther.

Went over to grandma’s + from there started for a ball play on Henry Harrington’s.  I went to turn out for a team + doubled my forward wheel all wobbling.  I took it down to Hale’s to get it fixed.  Cannot get it till Monday.


(Aged 16)
Wea.                                             MON. SEPT. 12, 1898               Ther.

Went to school.  After school went up to Falconer after my wheel but it wasn’t done it will cost $6.


(Aged 17)
Wea.                                             TUE. SEPT. 12, 1899               Ther.

NO ENTRY AGAIN UNTIL OCTOBER 2nd.



(Aged 18)
Wea.                                              WED. SEPT. 12, 1900                 Ther.

Rode to school with Gordon.   Got a letter from Irma.  In eve studied till 11 o’clock.   Effie came down to the burg + I rode home with her.



(Aged 19)
Wea.                                              THU. SEPT. 12, 1901                Ther.

Sold my beef cow for $28 took her to Falconer.  Went to town and paid my note of $205.



(Aged 20)
Wea.                                               FRI.  SEPT. 12, 1902             Ther.

Gail helped Springer.  I fired for Joel.


(Aged 21)
Wea.                                              SAT.  SEPT. 12, 1903                  Ther.

NO ENTRY MADE AGAIN UNTIL OCTOBER 10th.



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Editor's Note: We have an answer!

Photo from De Warn.
De writes:  "It is of the original Zion Lutheran Church on Institute St. next to the Frewsburg school building. This picture was taken in the late teens because the new school building was built in 1922.

In 1957 Zion sold the building to Frewsburg Central School district, and a new church building was built on Falconer St.  The school used the former church building for several years  as a band room.  It was later demolished and the school expanded the building. The school swimming pool now occupies that space.

Joyce and I were married in that church in 1953."


I love the photo and I love that it was such an important building to you.  Thank you for sharing.
I don't think Mabel did too bad a job of painting it. :-)




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Sunday, September 11, 2011

Sunday Smiles

HAPPY SWEET SIXTEEN ALICE!

XOXOXOXOXOXOXOXO





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"Give Me that Old Time Religion"

A Day in the Life: September 11th


(Aged 14)
Wea.                                            FRI. SEPT. 11, 1896               Ther. 

Rode my wheel to school.


(Aged 16)
Wea.                                            SUN. SEPT. 11, 1898               Ther.

Went to factory.  In P.M. went to S.S. + church up the hollow.  In eve went to the burg to the M.E. Church.

Church or School?  Mabel Alice Cass Lucas original but we don't know the building.

(Aged 17)
Wea.                                             MON. SEPT. 11, 1899               Ther.

NO ENTRY AGAIN UNTIL OCTOBER 2nd.


(Aged 18)
Wea.                                              TUE. SEPT. 11, 1900                 Ther.

Went to school.  Rode with Gordon.  Aunt Maryanne went home but Effie will stay till Sat.  In eve studied till 10 o’clock.  Wrote a letter to Alice.


(Aged 19)
Wea.                                              WED. SEPT. 11, 1901                Ther.

Stayed in the house all day. 


(Aged 20)
Wea.                                               THU.  SEPT. 11, 1902             Ther.

Gail helped Springer.  I fired for Joel.   I went to river for a load of silo lumber.


(Aged 21)
Wea.                                              FRI.  SEPT. 11, 1903                  Ther.


NO ENTRY AGAIN UNTIL OCTOBER 10TH


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Editor's Note: This day in 1898 found Allen highly motivated by his faith attending Sunday School and two church services.  Found a wonderful Johnny Cash video I want to share here.  Love the turn out of stars!



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