Wea. SAT. MAY 23, 1896 Ther.
Planted grandma’s and got .50 cents. Bert Bingham + I went over to Harrington’s pond fishing + swimming. we made a raft + got out where the water was deep + the raft came to pieces + we went in with our clothes on.
|Allen's grandsons Bill Cass and Richard Lucas|
Wea. MON. MAY 23, 1898 Ther.
Went to factory + helped Ma wash in A.M. stayed at home all the P.M. In eve went to the burg got some grass-seed, lime meal, also some powder + shot, ma wet down with me + went to Mrs. Mason’s.
Wea. TUE. MAY 23, 1899 Ther.
Rode my wheel to school.
Wea. WED. MAY 23, 1900 Ther.
Planted potatoes and painted. Ma went to town. Lydia Lawson + Allie Smedley played croquet and I took their picture. Wrote a letter to Howard Wilson + Verna White.
Wea. THU. MAY 23, 1901 Ther.
Finished plowing my corn ground. Earl Drayton was here trying to get the house on the three cornered lot.
Wea. FRI. MAY 23, 1902 Ther.
Dragged corn ground.
Wea. SAT. MAY 23, 1903 Ther.
Went to Onoville on the meat wagon with John Lawson. Leased my farm to Erve Brady. Pa drew up the papers.
Editor's Note: I just could not imagine ever riding on "the meat wagon" not for love nor for money. However, I can imagine how sweet the photo of the girls playing croquet must have been.
Grandma Lucas once wrote that they would go swimming in a sort of hole that was left from Pliny Cass' water wheel on his mill. This might just be it.