Wea. SUN. AUG. 16, 1896 Ther.
Pa, Ma, Rollie + I went over to Grandma’s. She said Dr. Rich told her Frankie Eccles had a swelling in his side. They took him to Jamestown. Unkle Gib, Aunt May, Luella and Marvin came down about 5 o’clock.
Wea. TUE. AUG. 16, 1898 Ther.
Went to factory. Stayed at home all day. In eve went swimming.
Wea. WED. AUG. 16, 1899 Ther.
My stand didn’t pay so began work in a glass + china stand for a fellow named Geo Zimmerman.
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Wea. THU. AUG. 16, 1900 Ther..
Worked grading around the barn. Gib’s folks stopped a few minutes.
Wea. FRI. AUG. 16, 1901 Ther.
Cut brush + built some barn doors for the stable.
Wea. SAT. AUG. 16, 1902 Ther.
Bought what hay pa hasn’t cut for $30. Alton Bunce helped me. Drew in 4 load. Pearle came down.
Wea. SUN. AUG. 16, 1903 Ther.
NO ENTRY AGAIN UNTIL OCTOBER 10th.
Editor's Note: Frankie Eccles was 5 years old at the time of this medical emergency but he grew up big and strong. While I don't think he served, he did register for the draft in WWI at age 26. I'm thinking maybe he had appendicitis but it could have been anything.
Now, as for Allen's entrepreneurial spirit, it doesn't last long, does it? Done and dusted in a day. At least he landed upright in another job on Day 4.