Wea. MON. DEC. 28, 1896 Ther.
Cut cornstalks in the A.M. In P.M. read a book called The Orient Boys. In evening Charley + I played authors.
Wea. WED. DEC. 28, 1898 Ther.
When I was coming downstairs this morning my crutch slipped and I fell + hurt my lame leg. I will have to give up the singing school I am afraid. Mr. Grover was here + rented the other place for $440.
Wea. THU. DEC. 28, 1899 Ther.
Pa went over to Hartson’s to buy a cow. Got a letter from Irma saying she couldn’t go to the party at Glendine’s tonight. Wrote a letter to Fred Wetmore, one to Edna Watsons, one to Cassie Conner. In eve went to party had a fine time with everybody.
Wea. FRI. DEC. 28, 1900 Ther.
Stayed at home in A.M. In P.M. went up to Alice’s + we stayed all night. XX
Wea. SAT. DEC. 28, 1901 Ther.
Greased harness. Drew 2 loads of manure. Ma came over.
Wea. SUN. DEC. 28, 1902 Ther.
Stayed at home all day. Went to factory.
Editor's Note: The Orient Boys does not seem to be a title one can easily find. I can't imagine why. As for falling down the stairs, clearly at some point he gives up on crutches and wears a seriously built-up shoe instead. None too soon.