Wea. MON. AUG. 10, 1896 Ther.
Carson + I went down to the big creek + built a camp in A.M. as we were rowing down creek after boards a 1 lb bass jumped into the boat. In P.M. we camped.
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Wea. WED. AUG. 10, 1898 Ther.
Went to factory. Stayed at home all day.
Wea. THU. AUG. 10, 1899 Ther.
NO ENTRY MADE
Wea. FRI. AUG. 10, 1900 Ther.
Slept all day after I got home from factory.
Wea. SAT. AUG. 10, 1901 Ther.
Finished putting in the scaffold.
Wea. SUN. AUG. 10, 1902 Ther.
Stayed at home all day. Sterling Defoe came to work this week at $4.
Wea. MON. AUG. 10, 1903 Ther.
NO ENTRY AGAIN UNTIL OCTOBER 10th.
Editor's Note: I can't help but think of Tom and Huck fishing and camping on the banks of the "big creek". What a wonderful adventure off on your own at 14 trying to catch your dinner and make your own shelter. It doesn't hurt to have dinner hurl itself into your boat.
Carson must have been Carson Russell who lived in Poland, NY born about 1881. Carson went on to marry a woman named Cecile and they had at least four children--Raymond, Genevieve, Gretchen and Ida.
As for 1899, upon reflection (or rather reading ahead) Allen hasn't left yet but the pages of non-entry do lead up to his departure and suggest they are days of broken routine and conflict most likely with Frank as foreshadowed throughout the end of July.