Wea. Hot THU. APRIL 16, 1896 Ther. 80
Went to school. Bert is to work on the barn. Devillo Kineston is at work here plowing. Clarence Cowan is at work on the barn.
Wea. Windy SAT. APRIL 16, 1898 Ther.
Went to factory when I came back went to Falconer to get my front forks fixed. It will cost $2.25 can get it Wednesday. Bert Bingham went with me. In eve Ma + I went to the singing school.
Wea. SUN. APRIL 16, 1899 Ther.
Stayed at home all day. Pa, Ma + Rollie went down to the burg to church. In eve Unkle Gib, Aunt May + Luella were down + paid me what they owed me so I can get my my wheel. Snowed last night.
Wea. MON. APRIL 16, 1900 Ther.
Began painting the house after I got home from the factory.
Wea. TUE. APRIL 16, 1901 Ther.
NO ENTRY AGAIN UNTIL MAY 22nd
Wea. WED. APRIL 16, 1902 Ther.
Went to the factory. Gail helped Steve Littlefield in A.M. In P.M. Gail drew manure I helped Steve. Alice got mad because I wouldn’t take her over to pa’s and went a foot.
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Wea. THU. APRIL 16, 1903 Ther.
NO ENTRY MADE AGAIN UNTIL MAY 1st
Editor's Note: In the second year of marriage, Allen still hasn't figured out his wife. When he writes of Alice's disappointment in him he seems so young and confused. I think that they both still need to learn to compromise at this point. Allen is working a shift at the factory and a shift on the farm so doesn't see why he should have to drive Alice the relatively short 20 minute walk. But Alice has a toddler so the walk would be a great deal longer than that and it could have been raining. Who knows, maybe Allen had said he would and then decided he actually couldn't. I think Allen should have taught Alice how to drive herself. We know Nora could.