Wea. WED. OCT. 14, 1896 Ther.
Stayed with grandma last night. Pa + Ma came home. Pa bought 4 cows for $70. Charles Slater drove them over.
Wea. FRI. OCT. 14, 1898 Ther.
Went to school. Rode with Ada Page. Ma went down to the burg + brought Mrs. Mason + Luella up.
Wea. SAT. OCT. 14, 1899 Ther.
Worked all day in Crandall’s basket factory. In eve went out with Alvin, Lawrence and Thed Washburg.
Wea. SUN. OCT. 14, 1900 Ther.
In A.M. went to factory, studied + slept. In P.M. went to S.S. with ma. In eve Alice + I took a drive. Got home at 11 o’clock. XX. Harry Masier is sick so we had to do our work alone. He was taken today.
Wea. MON. OCT. 14, 1901 Ther.
In A.M. Will + I drew in corn. In P.M. Will helped Wygrene thrash. I helped Rollie set his traps. Chas husked 12 bu.
Wea. TUE. OCT. 14, 1902 Ther.
Sold Springer 7 pigs for $37.00. Gail worked in ditch + drew up wood.
Wea. WED. OCT. 14, 1903 Ther.
John + I went up to upper Mud Creek + Miller Hollow. Bot a 2 yr heiffer and yearling bull of Ed Scott.
Editor's Note: From Allen's wording in 1899 I am uncertain if all those boys had the surname Washburg or just Thed who likely hailed from Ellery. But I am certain that Lawrence Washburg was well known to Allen and lived in Carroll too. He was about Allen's age and married Allen's cousin Luella Eccles as his second wife sometime between the 1920 and 1930 census takings.
I'm still working on the mysterious Luella. I realized today that she was a step-mother so someone out there may have known her.