Wea. THU. APRIL 9, 1896 Ther.
Went to school.
Wea. Cloudy SAT. APRIL 9, 1898 Ther.
Worked all day cutting brush + fence posts in front of Smith’s. Ma went down to Mrs. Mason’s
Wea. SUN. APRIL 9, 1899 Ther.
Stayed at home all day + took a bath. Ma, Rollie + Randsom went up to S.S.
Wea. MON. APRIL 9, 1900 Ther.
Drew manure in A.M. just before noon. I slipped and hurt my lame leg. Now I am laid up for a while. Got a letter from Ida Lewis requesting me to speak a piece Friday eve at the egg social.
Wea. TUE. APRIL 9, 1901 Ther.
NO ENTRY AGAIN UNTIL MAY 22nd
Wea. WED. APRIL 9, 1902 Ther.
We done chores + fixed fence up by Springer's. In eve Gail went to the burg. I went over to pa’s.
Wea. THU. APRIL 9, 1903 Ther.
NO ENTRY MADE AGAIN UNTIL MAY 1st
Editor's Note: I have found that the Egg Social would have been held on Good Friday. Easter fell on the 15th in 1900 but no holidays were printed in the calendar. I only know if they are meaningful to Allen if he actually writes them in as in "April Fools Day". He doesn't mention the connection of Easter and eggs but I figured it had to be. I wish I knew what piece he spoke. This is the first inkling that he would be a public figure.