DIARY OF EDWARD C. TRATTLES 1876
Contributed by: Susan Bowman Keil at email@example.com
Synopsis of diary below was transcribed by Susan Bowman Keil including a murder witnessed by Edward C. Trattles.
Found my self at a dance at Glicks. Had a gay time. Got “cc” granted with many fair damsell. Went home at 4:00. Went to bed slept untill the sun was high in the heavens. Got up and worked all day. The first day of the glorious centennial year.
Sunday, January 2
Got up in morning. Done my chores. Got ready and went to Bronsons and from there went to Trout Creek meeting in company with Oliver Bronson. Came back and took tea with Miss Bronson. Stopped at David___________ on my way home.
Monday, January 3
Chored around all day and at night went to Trout Creek Church and witnessed a Dutch Hoedown. The evening being fair had a very delightful ride and got home at 12:00.
Tuesday, January 4
Went to Constantine and loafed around all day. Came home and done my chores. Eat my supper and went out to call on my friends and talk over old times.
Wednesday, January 5
8 OC Done my chores.
9 “ “ Greased the windmill.
10 “ “ Harnessed the horses to work on the road.
11 “ “ Wrote my diary.
12 “ “ Eat my dinner.
1 “ “ Incidental.
7 ½ “ “ Went to Dutch meeting and the darned Heathen would not let me set with my pardner. Got home at 11 OC.
Thursday, January 6
6 OC Got up and eat my grub.
7 “ “ Done my chores.
8 “ “ Incidental.
9 OC Harnessed horses.
10 “ “ Went to Rices.
11 “ “ Witnessed murder in the first degree.
12 “ “ Came home and eat my dinner
1 “ “ Done nothing.
2 “ “ Piled up what I done all day.
3 “ “ Cleaned the colt stable.
4 “ “ Brake colt to _______.
5 “ “ Done chores.
6 “ “ Eat supper.
7 “ “ Catched chickens.
8 “ “ Read the news.
9 “ “ Went to bed
10 “ “ Dreamed of next day coming.
Friday, January 7
6 OC Got up with the intention of loafing all day,but __ a load of corn for horses. At night went to Dutch meeting. Had glorious times, you bet.
Saturday, January 8
Went to Constantine. Loafed around a while and then had ten teeth pulled and came home. Mouth feels like there was something wrong with it, but hope it will get well soon. Weather very fine.
Sunday, January 9
Staid in house all day. Read newspapers. Slept a while. Rained all day. Snow at night. No frost in ground. No ice in lakes. Lakes have not been frozen over yet. Wheat growing finely.
Monday, January 10
Done chores in morning. Done nothing all the rest of the day. This is the first day that looks like winter. Very cold wind and some snow.
I am getting sad and lonely
By my little cottage door
And the snow is flying around me
And loudly the wind does roar
Tuesday, January 11
Went to Constantine. Had teeth fixed. Loafed around town until 6:00. Came home. Eat my supper. Set around a while and went to bed. Think some of going to the Centennial.
Wednesday, January 12
Setting around awaiting for Sunday to come and then I will go and see my girl. Oyster supper tomorrow eve don’t know as I shall attend. Weather bright and warm, about an inch of snow.
Thursday, January 13
Done my chores. George Pangborn came along I went to Union with him. Came home and eat my dinner and went and paid H.H. Bowen. Came home, done my chores and eat my supper and hitched up the team for the _______ to go the __________. Thought I would not go.
Friday, January 14
Went up the road, found out that Rice was going to the Crossing and went along with him. Came home, done my chores, and after supper helped ________. Weather very fair. No sign of snow.
Saturday, January 15
Helped Castle saw wood all day. Weather very disagreeable, some rain, some snow, and more of both a- coming. Feel like the devil,my clothes wet with sweat from the inside to the out – and from the outside to the in with rain and snow. Want to go and see my girl tomorrow night.
Sunday, January 16
Felt pretty stiff and sore from my labor yesterday, but thought I might brace up and have some fun. So I got ready and went to D. Stannard’s had a first class time and went to meeting at night but the rain prevented me of taking the girl and so I took her brother but had my fun just the same and had no time to call on my other sweetheart.
Two girls to love
Two to Caress
If one knew of the other
There would be a sweet mess!
Monday, January 17
Saddled my pony with the intention of going to Vandalia. Went up to H_____s and loafed all the forenoon, in the afternoon went to Vandalia. Staid until the night and went to meeting at ______School House. There was a fair show of good looking maids there and one especially that kept looking at me. I winked at her. She winked at me then bowed her head and smiled.
Courting in the rain boys
Courting in the rain
Its anything to please the boys
A-courting Mary Jane
Tuesday, January 18
The day is incidental, a little of everything. The weather is providential. Rains straight down, black as a dead nigger overhead and then in the house. The year is Centennial and I am bound to go and see my other girl some night this week.
I wish I was a humming bird
That skips among the flowers
I fly away to my true love
And spend the happy hours
Centennial notes: fine weather for ducks, no ice in lakes, no frost in the ground, mud as deep ____.
Wednesday, January 19
Well, I have occupied the greater portion of this day to doing nothing.
Notes: The weather looks favorable for sleighing. One snowflake fell and _______of another.
Allways look out for a storm when the wood chucks fly.
_______of a frost – the sun is under a cloud.
Plug up that hole in your boot toe or the frost would _____ your toes.
Snow as fast as your ______. Shan’t go to the Centennial tonight.
Thursday, January 20
Staid at home all day and had a dull time of it. At night went to Protracted Effort – had a very nice meeting, but the girl I went to escort home failed to come and I failed to bring her so I had a chance of coming home again. The weather is very fair, the roads are very rough, the snow is very thin.
Friday, January 21
Went to funeral of V.B.Williams child. Went to dance at Mottville. Didn’t have very interesting time there, but a-coming home we had…………………………….a fine time. Father, dear father, come home.
Saturday, January 22
Well I feel like hell. Getting some of the horses shod. Raines by spells.
Sunday, January 23
Intended to go to church but _______ _________ and did not go. At night went to church at Williamsville. Had fun and got home at 12 OC and went to bed.
Monday, January 24
Went to Constantine and got the mail. Went to church at night. Dark as Grim Death.
Wednesday, January 26
Helped butcher and went to church at night.
Thursday, January 27
Got horses shod, took all day and went to church at night.
Only a lock of golden hair
The lover wrote
Perchance to night
It formeth on her yellow hair
A halo bright
Only a lock of golden hair
The Maiden smiling sweetly said
As she laid it over the back of a chair
And went to bed.
Friday, January 28
Went to George Whited’s and loafed a while. Came home and ground the sausage. Very much mud.
Saturday, January 29
Staid at home all day. Cold weather. No snow or appearance of snow. The ground is froze a little this morning.
Sunday, January 30
Sat around home all day till 2 o.c. and then hitched up and went to see my girl and get acquainted with ___ McDonald. Went to church to Williamsville at night – had good time in general and got home at 2 o.c. p.m. The roads very much rough.
Monday, January 31
Went to Constantine and got the mail and bought me a granger hat and a box of collars.
Granger Hat - .75, Collars - .25, Dinner - .25
Tuesday, February 1
Went to sale at John Rittenrander’s, did not buy anything. The weather stormy. A little snow and lots of wind.
Wednesday, February 2
Went rabbit hunting, caught two rabbits, had lot of fun. Slight snow on the ground. Lakes froze, about 2” thick. Roads very rough. Meeting tonight but did not attend.
Thursday, February 3
Resolve that I would abandon smoking and drinking anything stronger than tea and coffee. Went skunk hunting, caught one. _______ smell ______ _____. Went at night to meeting at Williamsville.
Friday, February 4
Had sleigh ride in afternoon and intend having another tonight if the Lord is willing and there is no preventing providence. Am going to a _____ at George Pangborn’s.
Saturday, February 5
Ross Beardsley came home with me and we went rabbit hunting. Went around by ____ and came home by Fisher’s. Plaid a little Seven-up and done my chores and went to bed.
Sunday, February 6
Went to the church and gave the Preacher one dime and came home and put out my horse and went to Rices. Got dinner and went down to Dave Arnolds and got a girl to go to meeting with me. Went to meeting at night, had very agreeable time and came home and went to bed.
Monday, February 7
Went to Constantine and loafed around all day.
Dinner - .15
Butter - .90
Cloverseed - $90.00
Corn ____ - $10.00
Tuesday, February 8
Worked my poll tax for 1876 and intended to go to meeting at night but got part way and resolved not to go any farther.
Wednesday, February 9
Very much rain today, thunder and lightning. Greased my buggy and set in the house.
Thursday, February 10
Done my chores and resolved to make a chariot. Worked on the chariot till night. Mud very deep.
Saturday, February 12
Lamp chimney, Batten 2 lbs, Performing, Boots, Mail, Valentine
Went to Constantine, roads very bad. Brought home Valentines.
Valentines - .75
Dinner - .40
Sunday, February 13
Started to go to church at Williamsville but before I got there met some fair ones and of course turned from the course of my way and _____ to the fold and had a gay time, you bet.
Monday, February 14
Went to Valentine Party at Dan Arnolds and had a gay time.
Bow for the_____
Fun for the fool
Kisses for the girls
Valentines for all
Got one Valentine, a very nice one with picture on.
Wednesday, February 16
Went to ____ Ives to a dance and had a gay time. Had my girl ____of _____ but ____ that ___ by going _____ another. Think they need nothing of me. Dance $1.00
Sunday, February 20
Went down to Mason, took dinner with John Barker and things.
Tuesday, February 22
Eat goose for dinner and intended to go to a _____ at night but got half way and found that there was none and came home half froze to death.
Thursday, February 24
Chafed poles for William Trattles in the woods and chafed my foot.
Friday, February 25
Chafed poles for William Trattles and chafed my toe.
Saturday, February 26
Went to Constantine and bought a lot of _____.
Gold med - .90
Blacking - .30
Performers - .20
Licorice - .10
Salve - .25
Sunday, February 27
Staid at home all day. Very bad sleet storm.
Monday February 28
Sleet storm continued and I stay at home.
Tuesday, February 29
Helped kill ____ a cow. Very windy.
Wednesday, March 1
Snowed all day and went and had a sleigh ride.
Thursday, March 2
Got my horse shod and went to Williamsville. Loafed around awhile and went to Dan Stannard’s and from there to night meeting. Pretty good show, and went back to Stannards and staid all night.
Friday, March 3
Went to Vandalia and loafed a while and came home. Sleighing very poor.
Saturday, March 4
Went to a funeral at the First Baptist Church of Porter. Mrs. George Holaway.
Sunday, March 5
Went to niggar meeting and a grand niggar show and came home. 32 niggars baptized.
Saturday, March 11
Sorted corn. Rained by spells all day. Dropped my teeth and broke them.
Monday, March 13
Went to Constantine to get my teeth fixt but failed and came home.
Dinner - .20
Cigar - .02
Horse shod – 1.00
Friday, March 17
Went to Constantine and got my teeth fixt. Snowed all day.
8 hogs - $19.82
Saturday, March 18
Hay - $20.00 ton
Oats - $5.00 bush
Corn - $4.00 bush
Made a bargain in rent the farm and took inventory of the hay, grain, and stalk.
Sowed clover seed in afternoon
Sunday, March 19
Horses - $1200.00
Cattle - $220.00
Hogs - $228.00
Went to George Whited’s in afternoon.
Monday, March 20
Snowed furiously all day and we sowed clover seed in afternoon.
Tuesday, March 21
I am poor and lean and Edward said to himself that were a-going to have a fine day, but how false the Human Mind. A cloud in the west and it has snowed for all that is out all day. We built picket fence on the marsh, and old _______, and was Aaron and Lafaette and Jimmie and Joe were all there. Old sow had 10 pigs.
Friday, March 24
Took boat and put it in the lake and took Hartman’s oats home. Sorted corn in afternoon.
Saturday, March 25
Went got horses shod, paid $3.00.
Monday, March 27
Went to Constantine.
Bought harness - $34.80, dinner - $1.25, whip - $1.12.
Went to dance at Spencer Arnold’s at night. Frank Cloud commenced work to day.
Tuesday, March 28
Well I opened my eyes and see that snow was fastly falling and the wind had _____ a fearful cold and I thought I would have my sleigh out and I did. Will we have fun. A great deal of sitting around and doing nothing all day. Snow has fell ____all day and think of trying the sleigh.
Wednesday, March 29
Hauls logs to mill. Snow very deep. Snow a-coming fast.
Thursday, March 30
Hauled logs to mill with 2 teams.
Saturday, April 1
Went to Constantine with load of wheat. Frank chafed poles.
Monday, April 3
Traided horses with Owen Rice and went to town meeting.
Sunday, April 9
Went down to Mason.
Monday, April 10
Went to Constantine with load of wheat. Frank went along.
Got horse shod - .40 Sugar -.40 Tarp - .15
Wednesday, April 12
Tinkered around in fornoon and dragged corn stalks in afternoon. Frank cleared orchard.
Thursday, April 13
Went to Constantine with wheat. Bought new plow.
Sunday, April 16
Feel miserable. Went to see my best gal just the same.
Monday, April 17
Plowed with 3 teams.
Tuesday, April 18
Intended to plow but found that one of the colts _____. There ___ _____ _____ and so went to look for the man that did it.
Sunday, April 23
Went to church and went to there to Calvin Glasses. Helped Fred Brown pull old cow out marsh.
Wednesday, April 26
Went to Constantine to get a plow but could not get one. Brought corn planter home.
Thursday, April 27
Plowed sod for corn and went to Williamsville to get a plow but did not get one.
Friday, April 28
Hauled 3 loads of hay and then went to Constantine and got a plow. Got home at noon and plowed in the afternoon.
Sunday, April 30
Went to church in forenoon. Went to Stannards in the afternoon and went to church at night and winked at a pretty gal.
Tuesday, May 2
Went to Constantine and returned plow and got another.
Bolts - .07
Molasses - .80
Friday, May 5
Raine Raine Set Frank to shelling corn. I went and got horse shod - .30.
Monday, May 8
Planted apple trees.
Tuesday, May 9
Went to Constantine, took back plow, got some plaster - $3.30. Took load of wheat.
Sheoes - $4.00
Knife - $1.25
Overhalls - $.80
Wednesday, May 10
Went to _____mill and got some lumber to make a corn marker. Timber $2.00
Saturday, May 13
Made corn marker. Paid Sample $132.00.
Sunday, May 14
Went to Sunday School in morning. Loafed in afternoon. Frank Cloud picked up his things and left. Paid Cloud $30.00.
Monday, May 15
Sorted corn. Wesley Harmon worked for ____.
Wednesday, May 17
Marked corn ground. Raine in afternoon.
Thursday, May 18
Picked stone and plowed in forenoon and afternoon marked corn ground. Rained fearful hard at night.
Friday, May 19
Run around in forenoon and went to Constantine in afternoon.
Pump - $1.00
Saturday, May 20
Altered colts and planted corn.
Sunday, May 21
Monday, May 22
Planted corn. Clinton Bundy began work.
Tuesday, May 23
Finished planting corn. Commenced to get ready to build.
Thursday, May 25
Went to Centerville to Fair.
Saturday, May 27
Picked brush and hauled rails. Got horse shod - $.25. Paid Wesley Harmon $1.00.
Saturday, June 3
Hauled lumber, went to Constantine. Paid Clinton Bundy $2.00.
Sunday, June 4
Went to meeting at Williamsville.
Saturday, June 10
Cleaned out grainery, hauled stone, and went to Dunkard meeting.
Sunday, June 11
Went to Williamsville to Sunday School, from there to Lillie Lake and saw thirty-four poor devils done stuck under. Went home with Dora Stannard. Had a buggy ride.
Tuesday, June 13
Went to Calvin Glasses and got cabbage plants. Went to Constantine in afternoon.
Thursday, June 15
Went to Grange picknick. Rained at night.
Friday, June 16
Hauled rails. Rained by spells all day. Paid C. Arnold $.72.
Sunday, June 18
Loafed around home all day.
Wednesday, June 21
Went to Pioneer Meeting at Cassopolis and the horse got lame and like to never got home. Clinton went to Constantine. Paid him $13.00.
Friday, June 23
Worked corn part of the day and rain stopped us at 11 o.c. Went to Williamsville and got horse shod, paid $.40, and went to Jones Cross to festival, had good time.
Thursday, June 29
Cut grass. Wool sold at $.25 pound,644 pound $160.09.
Friday, June 30
Plowed corn. Put in the pump in the well and hauled hay.
Tuesday, July 4
Went to Miles to 4 July had splendid time.
Wednesday, July 5
Worked at the hay. Traided horses with Joseph Sample.
Monday, July 10
Bound wheat on the harvester. Got horse shod - $.35
Tuesday, July 11
Bound wheat on haverster. Paid Clinton $.28
Friday, July 14
Bound wheat on harvester. Paid E.Roggers $5.00.
Saturday, July 15
Went to show at 3 Rivers.
Sunday, July 16
Went to meeting at Williamsville.
Wednesday, July 19
Hauled hay in forenoon and in afternoon hauled wheat. Went to Constantine in evening. Bought ____ plow and shovels - $2.20. Frank Bundy worked ½.
Thursday, July 20
Hauled weheat all day. Frank Bumdy plowed corn. Furnished Mother 30 cents to purchase butter.
Friday, July 21
Hauled wheat. Wesley Harman helped. Paid $4.50 to Wesley Harman.
Saturday, July 22
Hauled rye. Acel Conkright helped.
Sunday, July 30
Went to church at the crick.
Monday, July 31
Bound oats, hauled markings, Will Allison commenced work.
Tuesday, August 1
Went to the August doings. Bought sugar - $1.00
Thursday, August 3
Hauled oats, went to Constantine, paid for straps at harness shop - $3.25.
Friday, August 4
Hauled oats, toped out hay stacks, plowed in afternoon.
Saturday, August 12
Plowed. Hauled straw.
Hank Bates - $1.60
Ed Mottery - $1.60
Sunday, August 13
Went buggy riding for fun.
Tuesday, August 15
Plowed in forenoon. Went to Salem in afternoon.
Saturday, August 19
Built fence around barn and went to Constantine. Will went to South Bend.
Wednesday, August 23
Thrashed and run around.
Bates - $1.60
Motter - $1.60
Lam___ - $1.60
___ Kile - $1.60
Darkey - $1.60
Arnold - $1.60
Holmes - $1.50
Glass - $1.50
Hands - $12.60
Wheat – 292 tons
Oats – 802
Rye – 112
Thursday, August 24
Thrashing - $11.80 wheat
$ 4.48 rye
Friday, August 25
Saturday, August 26
Went to Constantine.
Clover seed $ 32.00
Wood $ 25.00
Cloud $ 30.00
Bundy $ 90.00
Cutting wheat job $ 16.00
Bundy $ 7.50
Frank Bundy $ 2.00
Cutting rye $ 19.00
Cutting oats $ 15.00
Will Allison $ 20.00
Blacksmith $ 10.00
Taxes $ 72.00
Sunday, August 27
Wen to the Brick Church to meeting.
Tuesday, August 29
Sowed wheat. Went to Rice’s trial.
Wednesday, August 30
Went after hired girl in afternoon.
Friday, September 1
Went to Owen Rice Trial.
Sold apples – 13 2/3 bushel/$1.00 bushel.
Saturday, September 2
Picked apples in forenoon and in afternoon went to Constantine and had the ____. Sold apples 13 1/3 bushel/$1.00 bushel.
Sunday, September 3
Went to Sunday S at the Brick Church in forenoon. Went to the Crossing to Sunday School in afternoon, in evening went to Poe’s Church to consert.
Monday, September 4
Drilled wheat in forenoon and in afternoon had ___. Took apples to Bristol – 14 bbl $12.60.
Tuesday, September 5
Went to Owen Rice’s and got 25 bush wheat and cleaned it for seed.
25 bush wheat/$1.00 bush
Sunday, September 10
Don’t like to tell.
Saturday, September 16
Finished sowing wheat on oats stubble. Went to Constantine at night.
Sunday, September 17
Went buggy riding.
Sunday, September 24
Went to Brick Chappel to concert.
Monday, September 25
Rained. Tinkered around and went to Jones Crossing.
Thursday, September 28
Traided horses and went to Republican Rally at Union. Sold load of wheat - $39.20.
Tuesday, October 3
Plowed for rye in forenoon and in afternoon went to rally.
Wednesday, October 4
Washed my buggy and got ready to go to fair.
Thursday, October 5
Went to Centerville to fair. The weather ____. Had a good time.
Friday, October 6
Went to Centerville to the fair. The weather being foul. It was not too agreeable as might otherwise have been.
Sunday, October 8
Went to church.
Grinnell – 2
Rooks – 2
George – 2
Holmes – 2
Earls – 2
Odells – 2
Stan – 1
Stannards - 2
Pemberton – 1
Beardsleys – 2
Tuesday, October 10
Drove hogs to Bristol.
Twenty-six hogs weighed 6350, $409.50
Thursday, October 12
Went to shop and got horse shod. 63 cents.
Friday, October 13
Went to fair at Cassopolis, rained all day, very disagreeable.
Saturday, October 14
Chored around all day. Sold 38 sheep $3 a head.
Friday, October 20
Went to Leesburg. Stopped at Goshen to the fair. Horse blankets - $3.50.
Saturday, October 21
Went to Warsaw and loafed around all day. Condition powders - $.25
Sunday, October 22
Came home from Leeseburg.
Monday, October 23
Got horses shod – 80 cents.
Friday, October 27
Went in forenoon, got horses out of the wheat and laid right the fence.
Buggy - $125
Cutter - $25
Harness - $10
Colt - $50
Sadle Bridle - $2
Saturday, October 28
Hitched my colt to the cart and went to Williamsville and mailed letters.
Sunday, October 29
Had a great boil on my neck and so staid pretty close at home. Went to Levi Stamps, had pretty fine time.
Monday, October 30
Husked corn, Willie Tolbert helped. Rained in the morning, but fine all the rest of the day. Leroy helped ½.
Tuesday, October 31
Rained in the morning but we husked corn.
Wednesday, November 1
Rained in forenoon, did not husk. Husked in afternoon. Baltzer, Roy, ____, Willie helped.
Saturdy, November 4
Husked corn all day.
Sunday, November 5
Went to see my sweet and went buggy ridng and broke buggy spring. Went to meeting at ____ School & had to wate 2h. & 40m. before we could go in while the thing ____.
Monday, November 6
Went to Constantine, got my buggy spring mended.
Condition powders - $.50
Salt - $.10
Tuesday, November 7
Feel very bad, went to election but would have felt better in bed.
Wednesday, November 8
Quite sick, feel much bad, laying in bed most the time.
Thursday, November 9
Sick all day, went out for a little walk and ___ ____ out when I got home.
Friday, November 10
Sick as usual and laying around the house. The weather is fine and I want to go out and run around bad.
Saturday, November 11
Was a little better so I wrode over to Williamsville in afternoon and bet one dollar on Hays. Uncle Thomas Bole came down and took tea with us.
Monday, November 13
Picked up cidar apples.
Tuesday, November 14
Done nothing but chores. Snowes continuously all the time.
Wednesday, November 15
Chored around all day. Hitched my colts to Bob Sleigh and a fine ride.
Thursday, November 16
Went and made cidar, paid 62 cents.
Saturday, November 18
Went to Constantine, saw the Great Cardiff Grant and Other Wonders, besides some fair females.
Sunday, November 19
Chored around all day, went to see my ___, but she soured on me, you bet, many ___ of _____ of Penmanship.
Tuesday, November 21
Went to Constantine to get my teeth fixt but did not get them fext.
Sunday, November 26
Went to get hands to thrash. Went to church at night.
Wednesday, November 29
Thrashed, weather still continued cold. Went to debate at night.
Thursday, November 30
Went to Constantine and bought me some tools, cap, mittens. Very cold.
Friday, December 1
Intended to go to Bristol, but snow storm prevented. Snows fearfully.
Saturday, December 2
Went to Bristol to take my cousin to the train.
Sunday, December 3
Chored around all the forenoon and in afternoon wen to Brownsville. Went from there to see my ____, went to meeting at Jones Crossing. House was fearfully crowded. Resoloved not to go again.
Tuesday, December 5
Went to Cass to hear Owen Rice’s trial and not ___ it, but heard an other.
Wednesday, December 6
Went to Cass, heard Owen Rice’s trial. Went to Oyster supper at Ransome Cleveland’s, had a fine time.
Friday, December 8
Went to Crossing, got horses shod & paide $2.20. The weather very cold. Intended to go to Social at Sam Gilberts but the weather was so cold that I gave it up.
Saturday, December 9
Done chores and set in the house. The weather extreamley cold.
Tuesday, December 12
Hauled load of wheat to Constantine.
Weight – 5250
Price - $1.33
Amount - $69.82
Wednesday, December 13
Chored around all day, went to debate at night.
Friday, December 15
Went to Constantine with load of wheat.
Weight – 5074
Price - $1.33
Amount - $67.49
Bought a ____ $.40
Sunday, December 17
Snowed all day and very cold wind. I done chores and set in the house and eat apples and drank cider. Wanted to go to see my sweet but the storm and other reasons prevented.
Tuesday, December 19
Went to Constantine, took load of wheat.
Weight - 5608
Price - $1.30
Amount - $72.90
Bought belt - $2.07
Thursday, December 21
Went to Constantine with load of wheat.
Weight – 5533
Price - $1.30
Amount - $71.93
Bought bran - $5.93
Paid Sager - $1.75
Friday, December 22
Went to Constantine with load of wheat.
Weight – 5592
Price - $1.30
Amount - $72.70
Bought bran - $5.75
Paid taxes - $62.75
Saturday, December 23
Staid at home all day.
Paid Tolbert $1.75.
Sunday, December 24
Loafed around home all day, at night went to see …….. and had a good sleigh ride.
Monday, December 25
Merry Christmas. Had company in the daytime. At night went to Mottville to Christmas Tree.
Tuesday, December 26
Pretty sleepy but finally got up and done my chores.
Wednesday, December 27
Went to Constantine and loafed around all day. Went to debate at night.
Thursday, December 28
Done my chores and hitched my colts to Bob Sleigh and went to Williamsville.
Friday, December 29
Staid at home all day and done chores. At night wnet to Odells to an Oyster Supper. Had fine time.
Saturday, December 30
Done my chores and hitched my colt to the Cutter and went to Calvin Glasses, and from there to Williamsville and from there home and done my chores and went to bed and slept bully.
Sunday, December 31
E.C. Trattles & Sarah Stannard
Intended to go to church but fooled around until it was too late but went to see my………
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