Wea. THU. DEC. 31, 1896 Ther.
Charley + I cut bolts in the A.M. + part of the P.M. Put up 1 1/4 cd.
Wea. SAT. DEC. 31, 1898 Ther.
Went to factory. came home and loaded some cartridges. In P.M. Ma, Rollie and I went over to grandma’s I went hunting with the rifle the cartridge busted and part of it went up in the barrel so I can’t get it out so this ended my hunting for this year.
Wea. SUN. DEC. 31, 1899 Ther.
Stayed at home in A.M. In P.M. went to S.S. at Ivory. In eve went up to Frank Warn’s to watch the old year out had a fine time. There was about 10 of us there. Asked Alice Warn to go to a party up to Hermy Anderson’s next Tues. eve. She is going.
Wea. MON. DEC. 31, 1900 Ther.
Helped draw 2 loads of manure. Went down to the burg for a sleigh ride + then went up to Irma’s to a watch party. Came home about 1 o’clock. XX
Wea. TUE. DEC. 31, 1901 Ther.
Went to the burg with a grist. Took 23 bags. Grandma went down with me.
Good Bye 1901
Wea. WED. DEC. 31, 1902 Ther.
Drew out manure.
Editor's Note: Frank Warn's New Year's Eve gathering is the first time that Allen takes romantic notice of Alice and asks her out. The rest is history.