Wea. SUN. NOV. 8, 1896 Ther.
Went over to grandma’s. Ma + Rollie went up to the Hollow to Sunday School.
Wea. TUE. NOV. 8, 1898 Ther.
Went to factory then went hunting. Killed 3 squirrels, 2 with one shot. Pa, Ma + Rollie went to the burg, it is election.
Wea. WED. NOV. 8, 1899 Ther.
Went down to Brocton to get our pay. Got an order on Johan Martin but didn’t try to get it cashed. Chuck went in to see Edna while Whitmore + I entertained the people downstairs with the graphone + magic lantern in the eve. Just got the graph and M.L. back today. Will bill Silver Creek tomorrow for Monday eve.
Wea. THU. NOV. 8, 1900 Ther.
Stayed at home. We were honored with a call from J.G. Page and wife without the Pages. Received ring from Chicago.
Wea. FRI. NOV. 8, 1901 Ther.
Will plowed all day and I plowed in A.M. Pearle and Alice went over to Ma’s.
Wea. SAT. NOV. 8, 1902 Ther.
Done chores all alone.
Wea. SUN. NOV. 8, 1903 Ther.
Alice was taken sick with pneumonia last night. Dr. Rich came. Lucy Thayer is helping us.
Editor's Note: Allen is moving into another new career in 1899. He and a friend he has made are starting on a new venture of booking (or billing as Allen refers to it) Magic Lantern gigs. He says he just got it back today but I wonder from where? Does he mean from home? Did we even know he had a magic lantern? I feel like we did but I don't know from when--it could just be I knew it as family legend already. Chuck is with Edna after pay was acquired while Allen is working out his show downstairs. Just saying.
I'm thinking this Page family is from Ellicott and relatives of Leon Page's family. Obviously, their visits to Carroll would be to the Pages but it seems to be seen as an honor to have them visit the Cass Farm on their own. A ring has arrived...his or hers?
In 1903, thank goodness for Lucy Thayer. She always seems to be there in the pinch. Alice is ill and she has a two-year-old and a 6 month old and Allen has a farm to run. That's a lot of stress for a young family.