Thursday, November 14, 2013

June 29th, 1894 thru June 30th, 1894

I will not be transcribing each entry since most of Bert's diary is pretty clear. You can read the original more easily by clicking on the image above to view a larger version. I will be including this paragraph, or something similar in each entry so that new readers will know they can click the image to enlarge it for easier reading. Also, there will be some links to the right of the page with relevant information that may be of interest. If you follow Bert's diary regularly, you can skip this paragraph. My notes will include the basics of what Bert talks about each day, along with my own personal thoughts, research, information gleaned from past or future entries, etc. If you have information or suggestions that may help my research, please e-mail me.

Friday, June 29th, 1894 - Bert declares  the day hot - ending in LARGE PRINT!  He worked down in the town of Italy on the roads as part of Milo B. Dye's tax payment.  I remember a similar practice when I was working on my great great grandfather's 1886 diary.  About the same time of year Henry and some of his neighbors do several days of road work in lieu of taxes.
Picture below of a road crew in North Carolina, working out taxes - unknown date.

Saturday, June 30th, 1894 - Another hot day - mentioned in even larger print!  Bert works with a team of horses on more road work for the elder Mr. Dye's taxes in the town of Italy.  He works on this until around 2PM, and then eats, and goes  to work cultivating potatoes for the rest of the afternoon till chore time.

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