Wea. cloudy TUE. JULY 14, 1896 Ther.
Worked part of the day. It was Grandma’s birthday. Pa, Ma, Rollie + I went over. I gave her a (?) of tobacco for a present. Unkle Gib, Aunt May, Luella, Harry + Marvin were down. Aunt May + Unkle Gib went to Jamestown they got grandma a pitcher + a small tea kettle.
|The Birthday Girl G-G-G Grandma Diantha and her loverly husband Judd Smith Cass|
Wea. THU. JULY 14, 1898 Ther.
Went to factory. Then worked in hay field. Grandma’s birthday she is 74 yrs old. Pa, Ma, Rollie, Aunt Addie + Bernice were down. In eve went in swimming.
Wea. FRI. JULY 14, 1899 Ther.
Worked all day. In eve went down to the burg on my wheel. Stayed with Floy Flagg about an hour + a half talking.
Wea. SAT. JULY 14, 1900 Ther.
Worked all day. It is grandma’s birthday. She is 76. We all went over and ate dinner with her. Frank Warn stayed all night with me.
Wea. SUN. JULY 14, 1901 Ther.
Stayed at home all day. Ruth came down + stayed all night. Aunt May came down. Our last cow came in.
Wea. MON. JULY 14, 1902 Ther.
Hayed it got in 3 load.
Wea. TUE. JULY 14, 1903 Ther.
NO ENTRY AGAIN UNTIL OCTOBER 10th
Editor's Note: Hi-larious that Allen's birthday gift to his grandmother was tobacco given the constant swirl over it in their family. Though Diantha looks prim and refined in the photo, I reckon she aged into a tough old bird who smoked a pipe. She was widowed young, lost a child, lived alone, running her own farm in later years and is going blind with cataracts at this time. One thing for absolute sure is that she was loved and adored by her family.