Wea. Stormy TUE. FEB. 11, 1896 Ther.
Went to school. Pa went down to the burg + let me stay all night at Mrs. Mason’s. It stormed + blowed all day + drifted the road full. It was a terible (sic) day.
|Especially when you are snowed in and your grandma Mason will happily spoil you.|
Wea. Cloudy FRI. FEB. 11, 1898 Ther. 36
Went to school got Topise shod. Raymond Harrington rode home with me. The snow is nearly all gone + it is getting kind of muddy.
Wea. SAT FEB. 11, 1899 Ther.
Stayed at home all day. Pa + Ma went to the burg and brought home my pictures that came from town by mail.
The thermometer is 22 below zero this morning. George Walters took a load of logs to Falconer.
Wea. SUN. FEB. 11, 1900 Ther.
Stayed at home in A.M. In P.M. went to S.S. at Ivory. In eve Frank Warn and I went to the burg to church. He went home with Jennie Danielson + Clara Longquist. I took Bessie Traver home.
Wea. MON. FEB. 11, 1901 Ther.
Went to the burg with a grist in A.M. In P.M. Aunt Addie and Bernice came down. I drew wood from the Walters farm and took them part way home and also part of a load for grandma.
I brought her over in P.M.
Wea. TUE. FEB. 11, 1902 Ther.
Pearle came down. Rollie + I done chores + drew up some wood + pine roots. Loren Scott brought a man down to hire out. He comes Sunday to work a week + longer if we like each other.
Wea. WED. FEB. 11, 1903 Ther.
Went to the factory in the A.M. Ma came over in P.M. Traded the old buggy to Arnie Shaw for some bells and a watch.
Editor's Note: Aunt Ada is Frank's older sister Adaline Eccles. Yes, that's right Frank Cass' two sisters each married an Eccles brother. Ada had two daughters but the first, Myrtle, died quite young, in fact it is likely her second, surviving daughter Bernice never knew her sister. Bernice was a few years younger than her cousin Allen.
22 below zero! That is brutal. I hope it warmed up before everyone went out about their business. This was before we even considered wind chill factor.