Wea. Clear TUE. MARCH 24, 1896 Ther. 36
Went to school. When I got home I boiled sap pa told me to put some wood in + leave it. I told him the sap would burn. He had me do it + next morning the pan was almost dry and it was burnt on the pan.
Wea. Sunny THU. MARCH 24, 1898 Ther.
Went to school had examination in Elemtry (sic :-)) English. Played football. In eve we all went over to Marvin Bingham’s. Got home at 10 o’clock.
Wea. FRI. MARCH 24, 1899 Ther.
Went to school they had an examination in the P.M. Lydia Lawson rode up with me. When I came home Aunt May + Unkle Gib were here they stayed in the evening. In eve John Page + his wife came over to eat warm sugar. Pa + Randsom boiled sap all day.
Wea. SAT. MARCH 24, 1900 Ther.
Worked all day. Killed a pig. Sold a ton of hay for $10 to Jack Harrington. Fixed the sugar arch. In eve Irma and Alton were down. We played authors. Irma gave me one of her pictures.
Wea. SUN. MARCH 24, 1901 Ther.
NO ENTRY AGAIN UNTIL MAY 22nd
Wea. MON. MARCH 24, 1902 Ther.
I drew butter to the burg in P.M. 18 tubs. Gail plowed in the meadow in front of J. Smiths. Rollie came over to trap this week.
Wea. TUE. MARCH 24, 1903 Ther.
NO ENTRY MADE AGAIN UNTIL MAY 1st
Editor's Note: At 14 Allen has clearly entered the "know-it-all-already" phase that teens are forced to go through by nature. Heavy sigh.
I mentioned before that I have been inspired by all this tapping and boiling and sugaring and thought I would put it off another year. However, a starter kit is winging its way to me as I type. So I will let you know how we get on here at Home Farm. We only have two maples to try but why not?