Wea. TUE. AUG. 4, 1896 Ther.
Ma went to see Aunt Em. I stayed home. In evening I went to school meeting.
Wea. THU. AUG. 4, 1898 Ther.
Went to factory. Rained all the A.M. stayed at home all day.
Wea. FRI. AUG. 4, 1899 Ther.
Worked on the road all day for grandma. In eve Pa, Ma+ Rollie came. Pa bought a steer of Asa for $18.
Wea. SAT. AUG. 4, 1900 Ther.
Stayed about the house in the A.M. In P.M. went to the ball play
Wea. SUN. AUG. 4, 1901 Ther.
Stayed at home all day. Ma + Rollie came over after S.S.
Wea. MON. AUG. 4, 1902 Ther.
Hayed it. Got in one load.
Wea. TUE. AUG. 4, 1903 Ther.
NO ENTRY AGAIN UNTIL OCTOBER 10th
Editor's Note: Allen is mostly around the house on August 4th. It is odd how days tend to fall into a pattern. I wonder what the family discussions were like over Aunt Em. How horrible the time must have been for them all. It is clear that Allen was staying well clear of the situation because he never seems to join his ma + pa when they head down to see Em.