Wea. Clear SAT. FEB. 15, 1896 Ther. 34
Stayed at home. Pa + Ma went to Jamestown.
Wea. snowy TUE. FEB. 15, 1898 Ther. 30
Went to school Pa + Ma went down it is town meeting. Ma went to Mrs. Mason’s after school. I brought ma home + Chas Slater + I went down. We each got Pa a cigar. Got home at about 10 o’clock P.M. Elmer Vanderwalk was elected by 4 majority over Russell Sternberg. Recd a letter from France Long.
Wea. WED. FEB. 15, 1899 Ther.
Drove to school. Ma + Grandma went down to the social at the Baptist Church. I got a valentine from Irma Bunce it was a homemade one but the poetry which she made up herself was all right and I intend to put it into practice Friday eve.
Wea. THUR. FEB. 15, 1900 Ther.
Went to school.
Wea. FRI. FEB. 15, 1901 Ther.
Drew a load of lumber from the mill. Alice + Ma went to the burg.
Wea. SAT. FEB. 15, 1902 Ther.
Done chores + went up to the store + got some groceries. Got some stock food.
Wea. SUN. FEB. 15, 1903 Ther.
NO ENTRY MADE
Editor's Note: I can't figure out who France Long is. But she(?) has been Allen's regular correspondent throughout the diaries transcribed to date. There is a Long family in Carroll at this time but none by the name of France or similar.
Well, Irma's pretty poetry sure got Allen all hot and bothered. I hope she is braced for Friday night...saying that is he going to try and follow through on some sweet nothings that she has offered him or is he going to try out her lines on other girls? I hate to question Allen's intentions and he has been "dating" Irma more than others in this year but I get the sense that he likes lots of different girls.