Wea. fine MON. JULY 6, 1896 Ther.
Worked all day part of the time cutting wood for my self.As Pa + I + Rollie was going after some boards, Rollie jumped of + the wheel ran over it (him? his foot?). It hurt some but was all right. Before night Pa + I made Rollie a Mckinley flag.
Wea. WED. JULY 6, 1898 Ther.
Went to factory then worked haying all day. Grandma Aunt May, Luella, Marvin, William + Mrs. Mason were here. Went over to swim in eve but did (not) as there was (no) one there.
Wea. THU. JULY 6, 1899 Ther.
In A.M. didn’t do anything as it rained. In P.M. mowed hay all the same.
Wea. FRI. JULY 6, 1900 Ther.
Worked all day.
Wea. SAT. JULY 6, 1901 Ther.
Pa + I went to town to see the Boy Phenomenon. I think he is a quack. Alice went up the hollow with Ma to covent meeting. Got a hand saw, a horse collar + 60 (?)
Wea. SUN. JULY 6, 1902 Ther.
Stayed at home all day. Pa + Ma came over. So did Mrs. Warn + Ruth.
Wea. MON. JULY 6, 1903 Ther.
NO ENTRY AGAIN UNTIL OCTOBER 10th.
Editor's Note: McKinley is running for president and Rollie is a backer. Too cute since he was about 6 years-old at the time. I'm not sure what exactly happened in the accident but maybe the wheel when over his foot.
I have tried to find out more about the Boy Phenomenon but all I could find was the reference made by the hyperlinked blog. I'm not even sure that it is the same Boy Phenomenon but it seems around the right time. I can't believe Allen went hoping to have his lamness cured but it is possible. Even though no one seemed to notice it and it never seemed to keep him from much, some part of him may well have wished things to be different.