Wea. Clear SAT. JAN. 11, 1896 Ther. 24
Stayed at home helped Geo Walters kill 1 one year old beef.
Went up to Burt’s Mill 2 trips with Geo Walters drawing logs for a barn.
|Allen aged 14 at home, September 1896|
Wea. cloudy TUE. JAN. 11, 1898 Ther. 34
Went to school. Rec’d a letter from Frank Warn also one from France Long. Rode to school + back with Leon Page.
Ma+ Rollie went down to Grandma Mason’s but she wasn’t at home.
Wea. WED. JAN. 11, 1899 Ther.
Got up at 5.30. Rode down to school with Mearle Cowan + back with Pa.
Pa + George are drawing bolts from the Webster place up to Bradley’s
It was awful cold this morning. Mearle froze his nose the ther. was down to 16 below zero.
Wea. THUR. JAN. 11, 1900 Ther.
Drew wood and corn stalks.
Wea. FRI. JAN. 11, 1901 Ther.
In A.M. took Alice home. In P.M. went up to Miles Coes to have his guns fixed. After that I went up to (?) and it rained so we had to stay all night there.
Wea. SAT. JAN. 11, 1902 Ther.
I was sick all day with a cold. Pearle, Ruth, Pa + Ma came over.
Wea. SUN. JAN. 11, 1903 Ther.
Stayed at home all day. Did the chores. Pa, Ma + Rollie came over in the evening.
Wea. MON. JAN. 11, 1904 Ther.
Went up to farm and stayed around home. Lyle Coe paid me $5.00.
Editor's Note: Grandma Mason is not a relative. I believe Mrs. Mason to be a very close friend of the family that is all since this is the first she is referred to as "grandma" and Allen is at his youngest in his diaries. ADDENDUM: I just unearthed some documents that suggest otherwise so TBC...
Also a NOTE BENE I may have incorrectly suggested Lone Pine as the house Allen grew up in when in fact that is where he raised his family including my grandmother Mabel. During the early diaries Allen was living in Valley Gate Farm built by his father Frank as seen here:
|L-R Rollie, Frank, Nora, Allen Valley Gate Farm, September 1896|