Wea. SAT. JUNE 13 1896 Ther.
Went up to Catlin’s Mill after some battens for the barn. When I got home I helped board up the barn. Went to the burg when I went up to Catlin’s Mill + found a lock to a P.O. Box, a penny + a cartridge all where the post office stood.
Wea. MON. JUNE 13 1898 Ther.
Went to the burg to try examination in Adv. English.
Wea. TUE. JUNE 13 1899 Ther.
Rode my wheel to school had examination in Civics in P.M. In A.M. cut finish on the old place. Got a letter from Mable Servis.
Wea. WED. JUNE 13 1900 Ther.
Went to factory then got Henry Harrington’s scraper. Wrote a letter to Alice. In P.M. caught a young crow and helped hunt up one of Wygrene’s cows. Some one stole $5 out of Ma’s pocket book yesterday or the day before.
|A US five dollar bill from 1900.|
Wea. THU. JUNE 13 1901 Ther.
Worked on the wall. Mason lost 1 1/2 hours.
Wea. FRI. JUNE 13 1902 Ther.
Gail planted corn. I went over to Bornon (?) traded horses with Arnie Shaw. Lost 3 calves.
Wea. SAT. JUNE 13 1903 Ther.
John went to Onoville. Alice + I went up and got Lucy Thayer.
Editor's Note: What treasure amongst the ruins: a penny, a lock and a cartridge (presumably for a gun).
None too pleased it took Allen more than 24 hours to return Alice's letter. I wonder why there was no entry for yesterday in 1900 and no explanation. And Nora seems to be the victim of crime more than she should. If you recall, her cape was stolen from the carriage when she and Allen went up to Jamestown back around March/April.
Again with the horse trading and Arnie Shaw. What gives?
In 1903, I believe Lucy Thayer is the 19 year-old girl who lives next door to Valley Gate. I think Allen and Alice are employing her to help Alice through the impending delivery of her second baby.