Wea. clear TUE. JAN. 28, 1896 Ther. 24
Went to school. Aunt Em + Grandma Mason were here.
Wea. stormy FRI. JAN. 28, 1898 Ther. 24
Went to school had an examination in Physiology. Elmer Warn rode home with me. Geo Walters went to Falconer with a load of logs.
Wea. SAT. JAN. 28, 1899 Ther.
Got up at 7 o’clock then after breakfast Glen + I went hunting. We didn’t kill anything but I shot at a partridge.
It is awful cold down to zero. Glen went home + I stayed home in the P.M.
|Two Partridge having a bit of a laugh|
Wea. SUN. JAN. 28, 1900 Ther.
Stayed at home in A.M.
In P.M. went to SS (Sunday School) at Ivory. Alice and I were to go riding in eve but it was too stormy.
Wea. MON. JAN. 28, 1901 Ther.
Drew a load of bolts to Frewsburg and had the horses shod cost me $2.40.
Wea. TUE. JAN. 28, 1902 Ther.
In P.M. went over to pa’s. In P.M. Lawrence, Ray + I cut logs. Pearl is here.
Wea. WED. JAN. 28, 1903 Ther.
NO ENTRY MADE
Wea. THUR. JAN. 28, 1904 Ther.
Worked up to mill all day.
Editor's Note: Aunt Em is Nora's sister Emma Babcock Fenton. As previously discovered, Grandma Mason was Nora and Emma's step-mother. Their father Harry Babcock was a serial monogamist who was married for his entire adult life to a succession of three women. He was widowed twice before he married Mrs. Mason who outlived him to marry one Lyman Mason. I can't find that she had children of her own but she certainly raised Nora and Emma who were young when their mother Lydia Stryker passed away.
I think Glen and Allen ought to have found other hunting buddies since they seem to be an unlucky duo. Now I'm no hunter and one probably does come up empty more often than not in the sport but it seems to me Allen never gets his "wabbit".
And our developing romance between Alice and Allen is off to a slow start this month due to inclement weather. Sure it was fine when they were sleighing but now dates are getting called off way too often for my liking.