Wea. MON. NOV. 23, 1896 Ther.
Rode my wheel to school.
Wea. WED. NOV. 23, 1898 Ther.
Drove to school. Thayer finished papering. I paid my tuition. 3rd Rhetorical Division spoke. Mrs. Mason + Luella came up with me.
Wea. THU. NOV. 23, 1899 Ther.
In A.M. went to a wood bee for an old lady. In P.M. went over to Fred’s stepfather’s where we stayed all night.
Wea. FRI. NOV. 23, 1900 Ther.
Stayed at home all day. In eve went up to a party at Frank Warn’s with Alice. Didn’t have a very good time. X Oh, what would I do if it wasn’t for Alice?
Wea. SAT. NOV. 23, 1901 Ther.
Worked at the stable. Ruth came down.
Wea. SUN. NOV. 23, 1902 Ther.
Took Alice for a ride in the P.M. Pa + Rollie were here for dinner.
Editor's Note: I wonder why Allen has the blues so badly in 1900 that he feels his only salvation is Alice? What happened at the party?
I love the sense of communal responsibility that generated a wood bee for an old lady in 1899. I can only imagine it was a gathering of men to chop and stock firewood for the woman for the coming winter.