HAPPY MAY DAY!
|Drawing by a teen-aged Mabel Cass Lucas|
Wea. Cloudy FRI. MAY 1, 1896 Ther. 65
Went to school.
Wea. SUN. MAY 1, 1898 Ther.
Went to church on my wheel came back across the flats. In eve rode my wheel to church + coming home I broke the shaft between our house + the watering trough. Went home with Ella Mackey.
Wea. MON. MAY 1, 1899 Ther.
Rode my wheel to school it rained and I left my wheel there and rode home with ma who was down after a hat.
Wea. TUE. MAY 1, 1900 Ther.
Painted on the house rode down with Mearle Cowan when he went with the mail + got a new paint brush. Took a picture of the Peter Brant cow.
Wea. WED. MAY 1, 1901 Ther.
NO ENTRY AGAIN UNTIL MAY 22nd
Wea. THU. MAY 1, 1902 Ther.
Fixed fence. Bot six cows + 4 calves of Mrs. Page for $225.
Wea. FRI. MAY 1, 1903 Ther.
Sowed oats. Sold my bicycle to Leon Page for $17.00 to be paid within a year.
Editor's Note: I’m worried that in 1903, the selling of his bike to Leon Page might be an end of an era for Allen. Alice is pregnant and has just over a month to go before their second child Dorothy is born. The fancies of their youth are most definitely being replaced by different priorities. Family is their main focus now. I think it is accidentally touching Allen “sowed his oats” just prior to the selling of the bike.