Wea. Cold SAT. JAN. 4, 1896 Ther.
Mr Maxwell came down to borrow some bags. I stayed at home all day. The wind blew very hard.
Wea. Sunny TUE. JAN. 4, 1898 Ther. 34
Went to school got a picture of our room cost $.25 Geo. Walters is drawing cherry to Flaconer drew $10.87 worth today. Pa, Ma + Rollie went up to Ed Harringtons this evening.
Wea. Cloudy WED. JAN. 4, 1899 Ther. 38
Got up at 5:30 and done my chores. Started for school at 8 oclock. Mary Thorton + Myrtle Smith rode down to school with me. I had to drive old Tom for Pa used Topsie to go up to Henry Scotts to make out his pension papers. Marion Bingham rode up with me from school Mrs. Maxwell + Mrs Bragg were down here and stayed all the P.M.
Wea. THUR. JAN. 4, 1900 Ther.
Drew 4 loads of manure from the other place. In P.M. Pa and Jud Grover went down to Andrew Bragg’s to look at a cow.
Wea. FRI. JAN. 4, 1901 Ther.
Drew a load of wood for us and one for grandma. Pa made out pensions.
Wea. SAT. JAN. 4, 1902 Ther.
Ray + I went over and got the 5 cows I bot (sic) cost $97.00 Got home about 4:30.
Wea. SUN. JAN. 4, 1903 Ther.
Stayed at home all day and did chores.
Wea. MON. JAN. 4, 1904 Ther.
Stayed and helped Alice in the A.M. In P.M. went up to farm and got a load of hay.
Editor's Note: Looking at the 1899 entry one would think Allen was a bit of a catch since three girls in one day sought his company. Mary, Myrtle and Marion certainly seemed to be setting their caps at him though he does not express any unusual regard in return. Pure conjecture on my part but he was extremely eligible.