June 21st, 1910
I've been putting off writing this entry because it's long and I can't figure out WHAT ALL it's saying. On one hand I hate missing something long. On the other, I can't look at this little entry any more....He works a little and then they go somewhere and see something. Then they go to some valley for lunch and come home at 7pm... I have no idea....
I did look up Civic Holiday and found out that June 21, 1910 was the first official celebration of Father's Day.
Moving on now.
June 22, 1910
Up home after supper and B--- and his wife drove up at 9:30.
90 degrees up home.
June 23, 1910
Over home to supper & help Pa finish a screen door & printed some pictures. Ray got a bad sore foot. Bess up home.
Ray, if you remember, works in a factory too.
Worked around the house and we made a form for a roller. Some school teachers up and Brenice Paul's wife & the Homes & Mr Pierce up in their auto.
This is the second time in 2 days that he mentions an auto. I'm assuming this is because it's a big deal. I don't get the sense that anyone in his immediate family had an auto as they are always taking the "cars" somewhere. This photo is a 1910 Packard, just to give you a point of reference.
June 25, 1910
All had day off for the Ilion picnic but nobody went. I made a cement roller & at 5 Bess, Kathy, Clara & I joined the rest of Long ------ at church/picture. Danced some.
Bess felt bad because her ma was sick.
Bess's mom and Adam's mom both suffer from sickness this year. Don't worry though, both of these ladies live to a ripe old age.
June 26, 1910
Went to SS and up home to dinner & Mr & Mrs K B & I took a car ride to Valley & around --------.
June 27, 1910
Started to hoe the potatoes & developed and printed pictures.
June 28, 1910
Bess and I walked down to Babcocks on
It really was crossed out.
June 29, 1910
Over home to supper & Dave up and I hoed potatoes & pulled weeds and washed my aprons. Bess served at a ice cream social at her church & home at 9.
June 30, 1910
Shop athletic. I was leading by one point & did 17' 2" in the R & B & Fred Setloff did 17' 7 1/2" & beat me out for the silver medal. ------- did 16 ft. Before a ------- to --- & a shock to me. Bess and I to the Valley Theater at night.
Ok now. A shock to him. I really really would like to know WHAT a shock to him would be because he so rarely expresses emotion. He's never been shocked before.
I am impressed with what seem like his long jump ability....
These few entries to close out June were fairly frustrating to transcribe. He is using a fountain pen and his writing is RATHER small and hard to read. He's hot and I imagine him hoeing his potatoes (I imagine he's actually hilling the potatoes) and sweating and writing really small in the evenings. Bess's mom is sick and every day it's hot and that is why he has to help his Dad make a screen door.
I'm rather tired this evening so I cold be projecting a wee bit too much but this all seemed hot and plodding.... (and so so tiny....)
Maybe it will cool off in July.