Wea. MON. AUG. 17, 1896 Ther.
I went up to Mifie Coes but he was not at home.
Wea. WED. AUG. 17, 1898 Ther.
Went to factory then grandma, Rollie + I all went up to Unkle Gib's.
Wea. THU. AUG. 17, 1899 Ther.
Am working in the stand.
Wea. FRI. AUG. 17, 1900 Ther.
Stayed at home all day. Effie, Cora, Aunt Maryann, Gurtie, Mable, Walton, Blaine and Floy Flagg were here. In eve went to an ice cream social at Lottie Cowan’s. Went home with Alice.
Wea. SAT. AUG. 17, 1901 Ther.
Rainy. Monkeyed around and didn’t do much of anything.
Wea. SUN. AUG. 17, 1902 Ther.
Stayed at home. Alice’s folks came down.
Wea. MON. AUG. 17, 1903 Ther.
NO ENTRY AGAIN UNTIL OCTOBER 10th.
Editor's Note: The thrill seems gone for Allen and his work-a-day-world. How dejected does his 1899 entry sound? Nothing exciting happened that day? I can't believe it. Having worked retail a time or two in my life I'm sure he had to have had at least one funny tale to tell about a customer. And honestly, I've written a lot more that one line on someone else's time.