What does a roadway landscaping agreement have to do with a list of songs? In this case, Gladys made a list of songs on the back of the agreement. Both are undated so dates listed are approximate. The mention of a "man and team" sounds like the work may have done with a team of horses which would possibly place the road work prior to the 1930s.
The Ohio Department of Highways began operations in 1905. The current District 8 which includes Butler, Clermont, Clinton, Greene, Hamilton, Preble, and Warren counties, was where CJ did most of his bridge-building work in the 193os.
The list of songs includes many of Grandma's favorites, probably followed by the page number from an unknown song book or list of songs. Transcriptions follow.
c1930s CJU Road Work Agreement
c1940s GHU's list of songs
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A G R E E M E N T
This agreement, made this _____ day of _________ A.D., 19____, between C. J. UIBLE, New Vienna, Ohio, hereinafter called the party of the first part, and __________________________________ hereinafter called the party of the second part.
Witness:---That for in consideration of payments hereinafter mentioned, to be made by party of the first part, party of the second part agrees to furnish tools and labor and perform all the work required in mowing the grass, weeds and underbrush on State Route No._____, _________________ County, State of Ohio, between the _____________________________
The rate to be ______ cents per hour for man with scythe, and _____ cents per hour for man and team with mower.
Specifications:---All grass, weeds and underbrush to be mowed form fence to fence and where there is no fence in place, mowing to be done full width of 60' right of way. All mowing shall be cut within 3" of ground on berms and 6" of ground on the right of way opposite the ditches. Care to be taken so as not to cut rose bushes or other shrubbery along roadbed.
First mowing of berms to be done during first week of June.
First mowing of roadbed, full width of right of way, to be done during first week of July.
Second mowing of berms to be done during first week of August.
Second mowing of roadbed, full width of right of way, to be done during first week of September.
Either party reserves the right to cancel the above agreement upon giving 10 days written notice.
In Witness Whereof, The party of the first part hereunto subscribes his name and the party of the second part has affixed _____ name.
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GHU's Song List[The numbered list is preceded by Juanita which must have been added after the numbering.]
- Juanita - 238/ Robin Adair -- 397
- Dixie 108
- Way Down on the Swanee River 374
- Coming thru the Rye 54 A. Fam...
- Just as the sun went Down 219
- After the ball was over - Special
- I offer you this hand of mine 229
- Oh you little Darling 382
- A soldiers farewell ---- 409
- Good bye my lover Good by -- 173
- West Virginia Hills --- 6-W.Va.Song
- Tenting on the old campground --- 73- W.Va. Song
- When Johnny comes marching home 516
- Old Kentucky home 320
- Two little girls in blue (2) Dad
- Captain Junks 73
- Kathleen Mavourneen 242
- Maryland, ----------- 317
- Home, sweet home 202
- America 12