Wea. FRI. SEPT. 18, 1896 Ther.
Went to school on my wheel.
Wea. SUN. SEPT. 18, 1898 Ther.
Went to factory. Pa, Rollie + I went over to grandma’s.
Mrs. Baily + her daughter + granddaughters were there. In eve went down the burg to church.
Wea. MON. SEPT. 18, 1899 Ther.
NO ENTRY AGAIN UNTIL OCTOBER 2nd.
Wea. TUE. SEPT. 18, 1900 Ther.
Went to school with Gordon. Ma + Rollie came home. In eve studied until pa sent me to bed.
Wea. WED. SEPT. 18, 1901 Ther.
Helped Arnie cut corn. About 5 hours. Pearle came down.
Wea. THU. SEPT. 18, 1902 Ther.
Gail leveled off the gravel. I went to the burg after cement but didn’t get it. In P.M. drew a load of sand.
Wea. FRI. SEPT. 18, 1903 Ther.
NO ENTRY AGAIN UNTIL OCTOBER 10TH
Editor's Note: In trying to figure out who Mrs. Baily was I took a look at the census. There was no Baily family in Carroll at the time but there were a number of them all over the county as well as down in Warren. Perhaps she was a childhood friend of Diantha's.
I love the image of the studious Allen pouring over his books at the big farm kitchen table. I can see him subconsciously chewing his pencil in between furious scribblings of notes. He would have lost all track of time so his pa moves him along. I find it very sweet and loving. "Come on son, time you got to bed" sort of thing.
I imagine this only not such fancy clothes.