Wea. Clear SUN. FEB. 16, 1896 Ther. 6
Went over to Grandma’s.
Wea. very cold + stormy WED. FEB. 16, 1898 Ther. 10
Drove the carriage to school. Went over to Mrs. Mason’s brought her a pail of water. Alice Peterson has got a sore throat + was sick in bed all day. I heard last night our battleship Maine was blown up at Havana + 253 men were killed.
|The Battleship Maine: Library of Congress|
Wea. THUR. FEB. 16, 1899 Ther.
Drove to school. Went into the laboratory the last division + experimented. After school went up to Bradley’s to see if he had saved our boards.
Wea. FRI. FEB. 16, 1900 Ther.
Went to school. In eve took Bessie Traver to a party up to Allie Smedley’s. Got home at 3 o’clock.
Wea. SAT. FEB. 16, 1901 Ther.
Did chores in A.M. In P.M. Ma, Alice + I went over to Grandma’s. I built her a hen house. We stayed there to supper. Frank Kinneston came over in the evening.
Wea. SUN. FEB. 16, 1902 Ther.
Went to the factory + done chores. Chained the little red devon cow. Took my calf over to pa’s because it’s warmer.
Wea. MON. FEB. 16, 1903 Ther.
NO ENTRY MADE
Editor's Note: "Remember the Maine" was the cry that fanned the flames of the Spanish American War but The Battleship Maine's destruction may have just been a terrible accident and not the supposed result of an enemy mine. Whatever the truth, the event was no less tragic.
On a different matter altogether, I just don't understand what Allen is doing driving Bessie Traver around until 3 A.M. when he is stepping out with Alice. Boys.