Wea. WED. OCT. 28, 1896 Ther.
Went to school.
Wea. FRI. OCT. 28, 1898 Ther.
Drove to school. Luella rode home with me.
Wea. SAT. OCT. 28, 1899 Ther.
Worked all day cleaning out barn + handling baskets. Rained all day. In eve went to Brocton with the gang.
Wea. SUN. OCT. 28, 1900 Ther.
Stayed at home in A.M. In P.M. took Alice out for a drive got home at 10 P.M. We picked out the ring. Price $9.50. X
Wea. MON. OCT. 28, 1901 Ther.
W. Peterson + I went over to Granis Mill after lumber got 1609ft of hemlock. Chas Woodworth went today. Will plowed.
Wea. TUE. OCT. 28, 1902 Ther.
Drew butter 35 tubs. Gail plowed after I got home. In eve Alice + I went up to the opera. Play was J. Adams Sawyer.
Wea. WED. OCT. 28, 1903 Ther.
Thrashed oats had 270 bushels. (exhausted/shaky hand)
Editor's Note: Is it at all surprising there is an X on the day they bought "the ring". Still it is amusing that he is mean as a wet cat one day and the next is choosing the ring. I really think he was still stunned to be caught by true love and still coming to terms with how what he wants will change his life.
I have hit a wall in the drama department and can find no such play as J. Adams Sawyer.
In 1903 he has thrashed himself weak it seems if his handwriting is anything to go by.