DAY Lewis, Table Rock
LEWIS DAY, 84 YEAR RESIDENT
Lewis Day, who is 84 years young spends much leisure time on his front porch watching the rest of the world go by reflecting on many things.
Among his recent contemplations was the possibility that he may have lived in the village of Table Rock longer than anyone presently living here.
Lewis was born on Sept. 6, 1900 to Silas and Mary Day and has lived in this area all of his 84 years, having moved to the Village of Table Rock in 1916.
Throughout his life he has never found a lack of work.He has had many jobs including, farm hand, working in the former Table Rock Brick Yard, employed with the Burlington Railroad in Table Rock and been employed over ten years by the local Table Rock Farmers Co-Op.
In 1963 he was forced to retire due to problems with his eyes.
Even in retirement Lewis managed to find something he could work at.
He says he thinks he has mowed yards for most of all the widow ladies in Table Rock.He had to give that up in 1980 due to arthrites which affected his knees.
During his life time Lewis was Mayor of Table Rock, an active fireman and Odd Fellow Lodge member.
Presently he takes life comparatively easy but still maintains a very productive garden, keeps his house in ship-shape condition and does his own cooking.His leisure time he occupies by watching TV, playing cards, enjoying having family members visit him often on weekends.Even at 84 Lewis finds life interesting and worthwhile.(Pictured is Lewis Day in his favorite chair on the front porch of his home where he spends many hours of his leisure time)