Wea. THU. NOV. 26, 1896 Ther.
Went over after grandma. She came over + we had a chicken. Charley + I went hunting got nothing. In P.M. went over to grandma’s looking for Unkle Gib’s folks. But they hadn’t come when we came + that was about 5 o’clock.
Wea. SAT. NOV. 26, 1898 Ther.
Rode Old Tom up to Unkle Gib’s + went hunting with Glen. We saw about 8 partridges + the dogs started 3 rabbits + we got one. Went to factory. Pa + Ma went to burg + took Mrs. Mason home.
Wea. SUN. NOV. 26, 1899 Ther.
Stayed about the house and read at Graham’s. Will stay here tonight.
Wea. MON. NOV. 26, 1900 Ther.
Went to factory in morning
Wea. TUE. NOV. 26, 1901 Ther.
Worked at stable all day.
Wea. WED. NOV. 26, 1902 Ther.
Worked in hen house. Put mangers in cow stable. Tore down stager around silo + went over and got my yearlings from (?) pasture.
Editor's Note: It is curious in 1899 that Allen hasn't even gone home for a visit once since he ran off in August. It has been 4 months since he has seen his family and farm and yet he is only a few hours away. He could have gone home anytime to say hello, have mom cook for him and wash his clothes. His need to be independent must have burned very strongly.