Wea. hot FRI. JUNE 5, 1896 Ther.
Picked straw-berries in the A.M. In the P.M. went down to hear them speak peaces(sic) in the Thayer School. Mary Bragg was teacher.
Wea. SUN. JUNE 5, 1898 Ther.
Went to factory then over to Aunt Maryann’s had a good time up at the store.
Wea. MON. JUNE 5, 1899 Ther.
Rode my wheel to school. Ma + Grandma + Rollie went to town. Grandma had her eyes examined + they said she had a cataract growing and it was apt to make her blind. In eve went to the burg + got a new cultivator.
Wea. TUE. JUNE 5, 1900 Ther.
Drew blocking for the barn. Went down to see about my bike that I ordered from Chicago. I didn’t like it and sent it back.
Wea. WED. JUNE 5, 1901 Ther.
Wea. THU. JUNE 5, 1902 Ther.
I went up to the Oil Well on J. Anderson’s. Traded horse Kit for Min with Arnie Shaw got $5 to boot. Leon page came down stayed all night. Alice’s cow came in.
Wea. FRI. JUNE 5, 1903 Ther.
Went around town and down toward Fentonville.
Editor's Note: Allen is always one for a good transition...Grandma will go blind and we bought a cultivator. I suppose by evening everyone had moved through the stages of grief over the looming loss of eyesight and got right to the emotional buying of unnecessary items. Okay, maybe not unnecessary.
And what a bother. Allen went ahead and traded with Arnie Shaw despite Alice's grievances.