Wea. FRI. JUNE 26, 1896 Ther.
Worked all day.
Wea. SUN. JUNE 26, 1898 Ther.
Went to the factory then went to bed in eve went up to hear the Children’s Day exercises in the hollow.
Wea. MON. JUNE 26, 1899 Ther.
Helped ma wash and mowed all day. Begun haying. I broke a casting and the tongue out of the mowing machine. We took the old tongue out of the Champion mower and put it in to the Walter A. Wood machine.
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Wea. TUE. JUNE 26, 1900 Ther.
Worked all day . Mowed the door yard. It rained a little. In eve wrote a letter to Alice.
Wea. WED. JUNE 26, 1901 Ther.
Cultivated + weeded clearing out under bridge. Alice, Irma, Frank + I went up the lake fishing caught a lot of sunfish. bought us a compendium game board. $2.50
Wea. THU. JUNE 26, 1902 Ther.
Went to the Woodard reunion. Got my dividend $118.90
Wea. FRI. JUNE 26, 1903 Ther.
NO ENTRY UNTIL OCTOBER 10
Editor's Note: Cutting edge technology and jury rigging sometimes go hand-in-hand. Walter A. Wood seems to have been a prominent make of farm machinery out of Rensselaer, NY.
In 1901, I love the picture of the two young sets of newlyweds playing board games and fishing in the Chautauqua sunshine. Alice and Allen were married just 7 months and Alice was pregnant with their first child. Irma and Frank, you may recall, were married in April 1901.