Wea. FRI. OCT. 23, 1896 Ther.
Went to school. In evening went over to grandma’s. Pa + Ma went over to the social at Andrew Warn’s.
Wea. SUN. OCT. 23, 1898 Ther.
Went to factory then went over to grandma’s stayed all day.
Wea. MON. OCT. 23, 1899 Ther.
Worked all day driving team. Got a letter from Aunt May. Lent F. McGregor $4 to buy feed with.
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Wea. TUE. OCT. 23, 1900 Ther.
Worked all day laying stable floor. Got a letter from Alice. Wrote Alice a letter.
Wea. WED. OCT. 23, 1901 Ther.
Got out stringers. Chas husked. Alice went up to Bunce’s.
Wea. THU. OCT. 23, 1902 Ther.
Worked in ditch in A.M. in P.M. began plowing in the big meadow.
Wea. FRI. OCT. 23, 1903 Ther.
NO ENTRY MADE.
Editor's Note: The social at Alice's house in 1896 doesn't seem to hold any appeal for 14 year-old Allen. I love this retrospective ability to see his path before he does. He probably was thinking he was spared a boring party but I see it as one night earlier his fancy of Alice could have sparked.
In 1899, Allen is loaning money to his boss F. McGregor. I think everyone around him saw that Allen was trustworthy and conscientious. I think they also saw him as good with his money in that he always had some on hand. (Remember the ring he bought off his buddy who needed cash?).
The term stringers is throwing me. I can only think of it in journalistic terms but I found in carpentry it refers to a bracing part of a staircase. But, is this what Allen means? Is there a meaning solely used in farming?