Wea. THU. AUG. 13, 1896 Ther.
Carson went squirrel hunting. Yale + I fished down creek. I shot a shikepoke.
Wea. SAT. AUG. 13, 1898 Ther.
Went to factory. Pa + Ma went to Jamestown. Stayed at home all day.
Wea. SUN. AUG. 13, 1899 Ther.
Left home. Went to Dunkirk. Stayed all night at Dobb’s Hotel.
Wea. MON. AUG. 13, 1900 Ther.
Came home on train. Rode up from the burg with Ed Harrington. In P.M. slept.
Wea. TUE. AUG. 13, 1901 Ther.
Fred cut brush. Frankie mowed grass up toward Page’s .
Wea. WED. AUG. 13, 1902 Ther.
Drew in 3 loads of hay. Went up to Warn reunion.
|Mini-Warn reunion in Letchworth State Park|
Wea. THU. AUG. 13, 1903 Ther.
NO ENTRY AGAIN UNTIL OCTOBER 10th
Editor's Note: Well Allen is off and roughly 35 miles away from home looking for work. I believe that the last week has been really hard on the family. Erie Cowan passed away and Allen doesn't mention it though we know his parents have been sitting with him throughout his last days. Allen seems to have lost interest in helping on the farm for now because he only has mentioned going to the burg or Celoron--not reaping or haying. I can imagine Frank taking stock of his own life after seeing Erie Cowan die young. We know that he worries what Allen will do in the future and what he will make of himself and right now Allen is on the cusp. Now is when Allen needs to make big decisions and it doesn't look like he is interested in anything but having fun. Honestly, who didn't fight with their parents at that age and who didn't push back and resist their common sense offerings seeing them only as foolish ideas completely void of understanding? Okay, well I did. I spent my early 20s apologizing to my parents for it but we're easily blinded with youthful arrogance at that age.