Wea. Cloudy FRI. FEB. 28, 1896 Ther. 34
Went to school. Stayed all night at Mrs. Mason’s because I could not get a ride home.
LEAP YEAR BONUS DAY
Wea. Windy SAT. FEB. 29, 1896 Ther. 34
Came home. Got a ride with Frank Thayer. Stayed all night with Grandma.
|"Leap-Year on the Farm"|
Wea. Sunny MON. FEB. 28, 1898 Ther. 34
Went to school our football has come. Andrew Warn was down to see about buying some cows but is going to wait till the sale on the 15th of March.
Wea. TUE. FEB. 28, 1899 Ther.
Drove to school. It is quite muddy. Judd Grover moved onto the other place and George Waters is moving out.
Wea. WED. FEB. 28, 1900 Ther.
Went to school. Elmer Odel came tonight to begin work tomorrow. Went up to see Frank Warn in the eve about a sleigh ride for Friday.
Wea. THUR. FEB. 28, 1901 Ther.
Drew a load of wood over here and also brought the rest of our things. We set up the stove and went over to Grandma’s to supper. We spent our first night here.
Wea. FRI. FEB. 28, 1902 Ther.
Rained. Went to the factory and got the wagons and things in shape.
Wea. SAT. FEB. 28, 1903 Ther.
NO ENTRY MADE
Editor's Note: In 1896, I believe the friction with Frank continues even though he says he stayed with Mrs. Mason because he didn't have a ride home, the next night he is at Grandma Cass' for the night. I think they're giving each other a little distance.
In 1899, doesn't it seem like Allen is sitting at the kitchen table writing in his journal listening to his pa conduct business? First Chas is staying and then it is scratched out and Pa settles up with him instead.
1901--Allen and Alice spend their first night in their own home! On my huge wish list of things to do is finding a map of the area from this time and seeing where everyone lived and what house might have been called Elm Wood.