Wea. MON. JULY 27, 1896 Ther.
Rained hard all day. We all stayed at home.
Wea. WED. JULY 27, 1898 Ther.
Worked 1/2 day. Went to factory. In P.M. went to Ruel Gould’s funeral. In eve went swimming + stayed with Frank Warn. Pa began smoking again.
Wea. THU. JULY 27, 1899 Ther.
Got up at 5 o’clock unloaded a load of hay. After breakfast cleaned up my wheel + started for Corydon got there about 9:30. Leslie + Miss Marsh had gone to Niagara Falls. Spent most of the time about the house visiting.
|Niagara Falls, however much later than Leslie's visit--most likely taken in the 1950s if you look at the parked cars.|
Wea. FRI. JULY 27, 1900 Ther.
Worked all day. Pa, Ma + Rollie went up to John Page’s.
Wea. SAT. JULY 27, 1901 Ther.
Wea. SUN. JULY 27, 1902 Ther.
Stayed at home all day. Pa, Ma + Rollie came over. Had chicken dinner.
Wea. MON. JULY 27, 1903 Ther.
NO ENTRY AGAIN UNTIL OCTOBER 10th
Editor's Note: Ruel Gould dies drowning and after his funeral you go in for a swim? I can't explain my reaction to this beyond saying that just wouldn't be my first choice of activity for the evening. Obviously, the living must live but I just don't think I'd feel like a swim right away.
It sure sounds like young Allen rode his bike all the way to Corydon. Leslie was Leslie Stryker who was Nora's cousin. He went on to marry Miss Gertrude Marsh sometime within a year from this date. I find it interesting they are traveling alone to the Falls previous to marriage. It makes you realize life was not completely different from today. Now had this been in a Jane Austen novel then they damn well better have come back married from "Gretna Green". Maybe they did since I don't actually know when their marriage took place--just that is was before the 1900 census. The couple seemed to have struggled having children having only one daughter named Wilma around 1912. She lived in Warren, Pa most, if not all, of her life and died unmarried in 1984.
On an entirely different note, I'm wondering what the family usually ate for dinner because it seems whenever it is chicken it is worth a mention from Allen.