Wea. Snowy WED. MARCH 11, 1896 Ther. 20
Shot at a crow but did not hit it.
In evening Henry, Ed + Flora Harrington, Mrs. Geo. Bingham + Frank Peterson were here.
Father + Rollie are sick La Grippe. (Does not look like Allen's handwriting on the health report)
Wea. Cloudy FRI. MARCH 11, 1898 Ther.
Bert + I boiled sap. In P.M. we did the same. Alpha Flagg came up + after school Bertha Colbern came up + ate supper. In eve there was a number of men here to see about the post office + we are going to have it + it is named Ivory.
Wea. SAT. MARCH 11, 1899 Ther.
Boiled sap all day. Pa went to the burg with Judd Grover + got his grass seed.
Wea. SUN. MARCH 11, 1900 Ther.
Stayed at home all day. Pa, Ma + Rollie went up to S.S. I stayed home and wrote to Mabel Spencer and Mabel White.
Wea. MON. MARCH 11, 1901 Ther.
NO ENTRY AGAIN UNTIL MAY 22nd
Wea. TUE. MARCH 11, 1902 Ther.
Went to factory. Pearl went home. Put up a grist. Frankie Kineston came up.
Wea. WED. MARCH 11, 1903 Ther.
NO ENTRY AGAIN UNTIL MAY 1st
Editor's Note: Of course Allen did not hit the crow. But why would he want to anyhow?
I learn something new almost every day with the blog. For instance I did not know La Grippe was a fancy, French term for Influenza. I had always thought it was a fancy French word for diarrhea. I am much the better person for this information.
Am I wrong or does it look like Ivory, NY was officially christened at a Post Office meeting in Valley Gate Farm on this day in 1898?