Allen’s folks were all here. Carl Anderson and Dorothy, and Mary Dalrymple.
A very stormy day. did not do much. Mrs. Ella Bingham was buried.
I was sick most all night. Rollie went to a party below Fentonville. (shakey hand)
Willard was here a while in the morning. Rollie came and stayed all night. he is working at Dunkirk.
Rollie, Esther, Frank + (?) + the Doctor were here. (very shakey hand)
We all went to church. Rollie came and stayed with us in the afternoon.
We all stayed at home. Ruth Nora came and stayed a little tonight.
We all stayed at home Allen, Alice, Rollie, Esther, Phyllis and Ruth Nora were here a while. Allen + Alice are thinking of going to Florida.
It snowed some. I have a hard cold. Rollie + Esther + Phyllis called a little while.
Thoughts: In 1923, it seems Frank is not yet on familiar terms with his grandson-in-law since he calls him Carl Anderson as if he is just Dorothy's beau du jour. However, he should just be calling him Carl since he and Dorothy had the first great -grandchild 6 months earlier. If that doesn't "make" you with the family, what would?
Mrs. Ella Bingham passed away on December 29, 1923. What a bad way for her family to start the new year. Her sons Fred and Bert were mentioned often in Allen's journals.