Wea. hot MON. JUNE 15, 1896 Ther. 80
Worked for pa he is to give me $5.20 a month. In AM. went down to the burg in carriage to get some oil for paint the barn. Got home and worked in garden, etc. In P.M. went up to Catlin’s after a load of lumber.
Wea. sunny WED. JUNE 15, 1898 Ther.
Went to factory + then went fishing with Bert Bingham caught a sucker + a few minnows. Speared a mud turtle + a snake. In P.M. took examination in Bookkeeping. In eve went up the hollow to King’s Sons + Daughters. See Memoranda*
Wea. THU. JUNE 15, 1899 Ther.
Worked in the A.M. In P.M. went to the burg to the Physics class. In eve Pa + Ma went to the burg to church with Fenn Bunce + wife.
Wea. FRI. JUNE 15, 1900 Ther.
Went to factory. Mixed mortar for the mason all day. Miss Ruth Davis was here from 3 to six o’clock. Last day of Thayer School. I put a swing up for them.
Wea. SAT. JUNE 15, 1901 Ther.
Worked on the wall. Mason lost 4 hours.
Wea. SUN. JUNE 15, 1902 Ther.
Stayed at home. Gail went to factory. Alice + the baby went over to pa’s. Gib came down.
Wea. MON. JUNE 15, 1903 Ther.
Went over Emery Hill. When I got home Alice was sick and about 12.30 P.M. a little girl was born we called her Dorothy Pearle.
*MEMORANDA (found in back of diary)
On June 15 as Bert Bingham + I were riding through the factory one going each way on our wheels we ran into each other the front wheel struck square it broke his fron fork + we both plowed the ground but neither of us were hurt.
This day in 1898 seems to be a banner day from the haul when fishing to the crash in the factory, an examination and a religious meeting. Very eclectic and exciting.
In 1900 Miss Ruth Davis of Olean is still setting her bonnet at Allen while Alice continues to endure her forced separation from him uptown.
But it all gets settled properly at some point because in 1903 Alice gets "sick" and delivers her second baby--a girl. Gets "sick" is probably the most priceless description of labor I've ever heard...so understated.
The illustration is from a book Anders Warn gave his daughter Alice upon marriage that Gram passed on to Diana.