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Thursday, January 2, 2014

Was Telling Someone Not to be Nervous Ever Helpful?

Alice Warn Cass (1880-1936)


Thursday 1913
Allen and I went to Jamestown to see the doctor.  We got some nerve pills.
Paid Aunt and Mort   $5.75
Paid Dr.                      $5.00
Spent                          $7.50
for dry goods

Tuesday 1934
It is fair out but very cold.  I got up quite early.  Fell went back to Albany.  Mab & Eleanor began their school again.  Carl fixed the chimney.  Mattie came.

Wednesday 1935
Herman and Mildred called.  The sun is shinning.  Mab went back to (?) school.

Thursday 1936
We took the Christmas tree out.


Nora Babcock Cass (1856-1932)

Thursday 1879
Today finds me well.  Taught school.  It is an awful, cold, stormy day boarding at O.E. Thayer's.  Little Flora is very sick.  I find my mind somewhat unsettled tonight. 


Frank Smith Cass (1851-1932)


Tuesday 1917
 Victor Long paid up his mortgage and I gave Allen $100 toward paying Alice's Dr. bill at the hospital.

Tuesday 1923

Rollie went up to Ivory to a Farmer’s Institute.  Willard started back to Ann Arbor College.  Gilbert Eccles died aged 81 years.

Wednesday 1924

Made a reach for Rollie’s Sleds.  Rollie drew manure.

Friday 1925

Rollie + Morris drew wood + manure in the forenoon.  Willard was here in the afternoon.  Rollie paid Erie Comstock + Mearle Cowan $40.

Saturday 1926

Got 1350 soft coal.  Drew up deed sent a contract to John A Wheeler for a Village Lot.

Sunday 1927

Rollie + Ester were here part of the day.  Morris went to church + Sunday school.

Monday 1928

Stormy day.  Rollie and Ester, Hugh and his wife called a while.  Rollie + Esther stayed all night.

Wednesday 1929

Stayed at home.

Thursday 1930

Ward Abbey was here and offered me $45 for the 5 stacks of Hay on the hill farm.

Friday 1931

Allen A. and Ruthie (Rustic’s?)came.  Allen stayed with me most of the afternoon.

Saturday 1932

Stayed at home Allen A. called.  He is starting back to Ann Arbor.  (very shakey hand)


Wednesday, January 1, 2014

The Wheel of the Year

Different Voices: Different Years

Frank m. Nora
                  Allen m. Alice                                                                          Rollin m. Esther   
                    1. Willard (m. Florence)                                                            1. Phyllis
                    2.  Dorothy
                    3.  Morris & (twin died in infancy, Marvin)
                    4.  Mabel (m. Stuart)
                    5.  Ruth  (m. Jack)
                    6.  Allen (aka Fell) dated Eleanor

Alice Warn Cass (1880-1936)

Wednesday, January 1, 1913

Ground buckwheat and took washing down to Mrs. Haley.  Frank and Morris came over in the morning. Allen came in with the New Year after being gone for four days.

Paid Gene Odell $1.00 for cutting wood

Monday January 1, 1934

Mild in the morning but cold at night.  Stayed home all day.  Rollie & Esther called.  in the evening we all visited.  Fell & Eleanor were here.

Tuesday, January 1, 1935

It has snowed all day.   Last night Earnest Bennett's house burned up in Fentonville.  We laid around all day and rested.

Wednesday, January 1, 1936

The sun shone all day.  Fell got home abut one o'clock.  Rollie & Phyllis came over.  Dot came over and swept for me.  Fell wen to the Nordus Club dinner and dance with Florence & Willard.


Nora Babcock Cass (1856-1932)

Wednesday January 1, 1879

"Happy New Year"  I spent the day at sister Emma's .  Frank came after me.  Had a fine ride back to school.  Stayed at his house all night .  My resolution is to do just as nearly right as possible with Jesus as my helper.  N.B.


Frank Smith Cass (1851-1932)

Sunday December 31, 1916

Ed Harrington lost his best horse, it got kicked and had to kill it.

Monday January 1, 1917

Nora and I went up to Joel Harrington's and visited with them and Mr. Maret's (?) folks.

Monday January 1, 1923     

Allen's folks were all here.  Carl Anderson and Dorothy, and Mary Dalrymple.

Tuesday January 1, 1924

A very stormy day did not do much.  Mrs. Ella Bingham was buried.

Thursday January 1, 1925

I was sick most all night.  Rollie went to a party below Fentonville.

Friday January 1, 1926

Willard was here a while in the morning.  Rollie came and stayed all night.  He is working at Dunkirk.

Saturday January 1, 1927

Rollie, Esther, Frank & Gunner & the Doctor were here.

Sunday  January 1, 1928

We all went to church.  Rollie came and stayed with us in the afternoon.
Tuesday January 1, 1929

We all stayed at home.  Ruth Nora came and stayed a little while towards evening.
Wednesday January 1, 1930

We all stayed at home.  Allen, Alice, Rollie, Esther, Phyllis and Ruth Nora were here a while.  Allen & Alice are thinking of going to Florida.

Thursday January 1, 1931

It snowed some.  I have a hard cold.  Rollie & Esther & Phyllis called a little while.
Friday January 1, 1932

Rollie & I went up to Mr. Davis's to see his cattle.


Meanwhile, up the road a piece in Worksburg (Falconer) another side of the family...

Alice Phetteplace Lucas (1846-1913)

Monday January 1, 1866

 Cloudy day and cold.  Emma went to town.  Finished our dresses.  Went to Sinclairville in the afternoon at 4 o'clock.  Got home at past ? in the morning.  Had a very good time.