Wea. SUN. OCT. 18, 1896 Ther.
Stayed at home all day. Pa, Ma, Rollie went over to grandma’s. Charley + I played marbels (sic) nearly all day.
Wea. TUE. OCT. 18, 1898 Ther.
Rode my wheel to school. ? rode back with me. She helped clean the parsonage today.
Wea. WED. OCT. 18, 1899 Ther.
Stayed around the house + Brocton. Am not going to work in basket factory anymore. It is too hard. In eve came up to F. McGregor’s with Edna Watson + stayed all night.
Wea. THU. OCT. 18, 1900 Ther.
Took Pa + Ma to Falconer. They are going to Buffalo. Went to school with Gordon. Got a letter from Alice wrote her one. In eve went up to theater with Mearle Cowan + Gail Klock. Play “The Limited Mail”.
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Wea. FRI. OCT. 18, 1901 Ther.
Killed one of the Page cows. Chas husked __bu. Pearle went to town.
Wea. SAT. OCT. 18, 1902 Ther.
Alice, the baby + I went over to Pa’s. Flagg + wife, Mc? + wife, Raynor + wife were there.
Wea. SUN. OCT. 18, 1903 Ther.
Stayed at home.
Editor's Note: "The Limited Mail" debuted in Chicago in 1891 and was a Melodrama if the poster doesn't convey that. It was turned into a silent movie in 1925. I still marvel at the theater going farmers in my past.
So how many days did Allen last at the basket factory? I think maybe three total before he chucked it all in. He's not lazy so I'm not sure what put him off the work. Who is Edna Watson?
In 1901, I'm hoping that the Page family wanted him to kill that cow.