Wea. Clear SUN. APRIL 19, 1896 Ther. 38
Luella came over. Unkle Gib + Aunt May came down after Glen + the other children that stayed with Grandma.
Wea. Rainy TUE. APRIL 19, 1898 Ther.
Went to school. In eve Ma, Rollie + I went up to the singing school had a good time.
Wea. WED. APRIL 19, 1899 Ther.
Rode my wheel to school. Played football + baseball got my thumb hurt.
Wea. THU. APRIL 19, 1900 Ther.
Pa + Ma went to town. I painted the house all day. Elmer drew the milk. Ray Lawson broke his leg again he went to the hospital.
Wea. FRI. APRIL 19, 1901 Ther.
NO ENTRY AGAIN UNTIL MAY 22nd
Wea. SAT. APRIL 19, 1902 Ther.
Gail went to the factory + plowed. Alice + I went to Jamestown. Ma took care of Willard. Gave my note at the bank for $50 + one to Pa for hay for $55.
Wea. SUN. APRIL 19, 1903 Ther.
NO ENTRY MADE AGAIN UNTIL MAY 1st
Editor's Note: It would be great to know what songs the singers were working on in the class. Wikipedia has a nice list of popular songs in 1898. Lots of Sousa and Foster are on the list but one of the most popular songs that year according to the book The Songs We Sang (Castle Books, NY 1964) was "When Johnny Comes Marching Home". Though the lyrics were written during the Civil War, the book states "It was not until the Spanish-American War that it became a national hit".