Monday, February 8, 2010
Tuesday February 8th, 1910
To Gym & Aluminum team beat us (Monarch) 22 to 8 & Smith Bros beat Franklin.
In case you're wondering, he plays basketball. I did not figure that out for a few more entries so I thought I'd tell you. I don't know much about basketball, however, a score of 8 did not scream basketball to me.
This is going to be way more fun than I thought!
After I wrote the above entry I decided to do a little research on Monarch, Franklin and Smith Bros in Syracuse NY. Monarch and Smith Bros (the pre-cursor to Smith-Corona) were both typewriter factories. Franklin produced the Franklin Automobile. Monarch had its factory in Franklin Square.I even found one article that referred to it as the 1910 Monarch Typewriter Factory! SCORE!
Apparently F worked in The Monarch Typewriter Factory.
Yes, this is possibly the neatest thing I've ever found online. (I know, my true inner geek is really showing tonight isn't it?)
When I first read the diary I read a few pages each evening laying in bed before turning off the light. Reading with the internet at my fingertips is proving to be a far more interesting prospect!