Wea. Clear SUN. JUNE 7, 1896 Ther.
Stayed at home all day. Rollie + I stayed all night with grandma. Aunt May + Unkle Gib were over to grandma’s
Wea. TUE. JUNE 7, 1898 Ther.
Went to factory when I got back went down on Webster place + cut brush. In eve went in swimming over at Harrington’s dam + Pa went down to the burg to see Emerson White about the lumber on the Webster Place.
Wea. WED. JUNE 7, 1899 Ther.
Went to school. Played ball. After school went up to Bradley’s and got a cheque fixed. Paid Christ for my shoes. Pa + Ma went to the burg + got a dress she sent to Chicago for.
Wea. THU. JUNE 7, 1900 Ther.
Drew blocking for the barn. The barn is up 4 ft.
Wea. FRI. JUNE 7, 1901 Ther.
Drew stone for the bridge + raised the corn house. In eve went down to Thayer school house to hear them speak pieces. Ruth was afraid to sleep alone + slept with Alice + I.
Wea. SAT. JUNE 7, 1902 Ther.
Gail cut wood, etc. I went to factory + tried to trade horses but couldn’t.
Wea. SUN. JUNE 7, 1903 Ther.
Stayed at home all day.
Editor's Note: You would think Christ would not require payment for footwear however, I find that is was a common surname in the area so, in this case, he probably did.
Ruth would have been 14 years old when she was frightened enough to sleep in with her sister.
Still trying to trade horses I see. I get the feeling everyone had a broken down nag that they just kept trying to pass on to the next guy until she came back again his way.