Wea. Clear FRI. JAN. 10, 1896 Ther. 23
Went to school and got a book out of the library by the name of Hans Brinker. http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/34378
Wea. Rainy MON. JAN. 10, 1898 Ther. 34
Went to school. Rec’d a letter + catalogue from Cash Buyer Union. http://needlebar.org/cm~nb/displayimage.php?album=260&pos=16 (second paragraph is of interest).
Ask(ed) someone to go to a social Friday eve 21. Geo. + Chas went over to Barnes + Chapples’ mill after wood for grandma. Rode to school + back with Leon Page.
Wea. TUE. JAN. 10, 1899 Ther.
Got up at 5:30 and done my chores. Rode as far as Will Smith’s with George Walters than walked to school. Rode with George Walters got Rollie a pair of rubber boots cost $1.75.
Wea. WED. JAN. 10, 1900 Ther.
In A.M. stayed at home. In P.M. Frank Warn + I went down and visited the school at the burg.
Frank stayed all night with me. Mattie Cowan made a date with me for Sunday eve.
Wea. THUR. JAN. 10, 1901 Ther.
Wea. FRI. JAN. 10, 1902 Ther.
Took a cow up to E.M. Vanderwarks. Got $9 for her.
Wea. SAT. JAN. 10, 1903 Ther.
Worked in Joel’s (?) mill all day.
Wea. SUN. JAN. 10, 1904 Ther.
Stay at home all day. Bought a buggy from Dell (?) Robinson for $4.00. In eve went to church with Alice.
Editor's Note: * “Got up and eat and went to bed. Fixed the bobsleds.” apparently is the DITTO here. This seems to be the obligation to the journal kicking in when the desire is lacking. I’m sure Allen had to have done a few other things on the next day otherwise those bobsleds really weren't a bargain.
How wonderful to think of 14-year-old Allen reading about Hans on the frozen canals half a world away.