Wea. Clear MON. FEB. 17, 1896 Ther. 10
Went to school.
Wea. Warm THUR. FEB. 17, 1898 Ther. 37
Went to school drove the cutter but the sleighing is very poor.
Pa + Charles Slater cut some brush down on the Webster place. Yale Simpson rode up with me.
Wea. FRI. FEB. 17, 1899 Ther.
Went to school drove horse + carriage. In P.M. went up + saw Bradley for Pa. In eve we had an oyster supper for the King’s Sons + Daughters. There were about 70 people here they took in $11.00.
All the young folks had a fine time.
Broke up about 1 A.M. I took Irma Bunce home got home at 2 o’clock.
|William Bouguereau's The Birth of Venus (love the oyster shell surfboard)|
Asa Reeves came out with a load of lumber to take to Jamestown.
Wea. SAT. FEB. 17, 1900 Ther.
Stayed at home all day. Killed a pig.
Wea. SUN. FEB. 17, 1901 Ther.
Did chores in A.M. In P.M. Alice + I went for a ride. We went nearly to the river. In evening Frank + Irma came down to see us.
Wea. MON. FEB. 17, 1902 Ther.
Alice went over to pa’s. Pa + I went down on the Webster Place to get a load of wood. Drew it up in the logs. Lawrence came over to stay with me till I get a man.
Wea. TUE. FEB. 17, 1903 Ther.
NO ENTRY MADE
Editor's Note: Between her poetic Valentine warm-up on Wednesday and the Friday night oyster supper I would have thought Irma Bunce was in for some serious teenage-loving. But Allen is not kissing or at least he's not telling.
Asa Reeves lived in Corydon, PA and was married to a woman named Effie who seems to be related to the Cass family though I'm uncertain the connection.
I am still not used to the violent transitions in Allen's writing when he leads us into "killed a pig". It never seems to me to be a logical time for him to mention the slaughter. Once he was going out on date with Alice and here it seems like he was just bored at home that day and thought "oh I know what I could do..."