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GEORGE FRANKLIN "FRANK" HOWARD
1877–1908
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Sunday, January 1st

Pleasant - At home - Charley & Ivah was here to day

Monday, January 2nd

Very cold - I was chopping wood most all day

Tuesday, January 3rd

Chopping wood & filed 1 saw for Lew Mead

Wednesday, January 4th

At home - not very well

Thursday, January 5th

12 Below - Very Blustering to day - The first blustering day this winter - I hung an ax for Wm Fletcher

Friday, January 6th

Warmer - At home - It snowed all the afternoon

Saturday, January 7th

Warmer - At home

Sunday, January 8th

12 Below - Janie married - At home all day - W. H. Chatterton died to day

Monday, January 9th

20 Above - It is snowing this morning & drifting

Tuesday, January 10th

16 below - No mail to day - I fixed B. Mulvihills sled

Wednesday, January 11th

It is snowing to day - Thare is lots of snow - I filed a saw for I. N. French - W. H. Chattertons funeral to day - I made Bart a plow beam

Thursday, January 12th

At home - Very cold - Some snow banks

Friday, January 13th

22 below zero - At home

Saturday, January 14th

4 Below 14 at night - At home

Sunday, January 15th

14 below - At home

Monday, January 16th

14 Below - I went to Cascade with Tom Hamilton

Tuesday, January 17th

22 Below - I made Tom Heffron a sled tongue $1,50

Wednesday, January 18th

Pleasant - At home

Thursday, January 19th

20 Below Zero - At home

Friday, January 20th

Snowing this morning & all day

Saturday, January 21st

Warmer - I filed a saw for Lew Mead

Sunday, January 22nd

At home - Pleasant but cloudy

Monday, January 23rd

Warmer but didnt thaw - At home - It has not thawed this winter

Tuesday, January 24th

The warmest day this winter - It is snowing hard forenoon - It thawed a little

Wednesday, January 25th

I went to Onslow & to Center Junction

Thursday, January 26th

Cold - I was to Center Junction

Friday, January 27th

Cold - I came home this afternoon

Saturday, January 28th

Warm - At home it's sleeting to day

Sunday, January 29th

At home

Monday, January 30th

I went to Cascade with Chas Herrington

Tuesday, January 31st

I made a bolster for Tom Kelly

Wednesday, February 1st

Cold - 8 below - At home very cold snowed forenoon

Thursday, February 2nd

Sleeting this morning turned to snow at 10 o'clock & snowed hard

Friday, February 3rd

8 below - Pleasant but cold - at home

Saturday, February 4th

18 below - Pleasant but cold - at home

Sunday, February 5th

Warmer - 16 above zero

Monday, February 6th

Snowing hard - at home

Tuesday, February 7th

20 below - I fixed B. Mulvihills sled

Wednesday, February 8th

25 Below - At home the snow is offel deep

Thursday, February 9th

Snowing this morning a little

Friday, February 10th

Bart & me went to Onslow & broke the road most all the way - the snow banks are deep - Not very cold

Saturday, February 11th

8 Below - Very pleasant to day - I made Koppes a bolster

Sunday, February 12th

Very pleasant - It thawed some - I was at home

Monday, February 13th

Very pleasant - At home - I made Tom Heffron a corn marker

Tuesday, February 14th

It is raining this morning

Wednesday, February 15th

Pleasant - I was over to Jack Orrs to day

Thursday, February 16th

I filed a saw & made a sled tongue $1,60 - he paid me 50 cents Geo Leonard

Friday, February 17th

I worked some on Wm Fletchers harrow - made Koppes a sled roller

Saturday, February 18th

I filed a saw for D Milan & worked on the harrow

Sunday, February 19th

Pleasant - At home - the warmest day this winter

Monday, February 20th

Pleasant - At home - I made Jack Duffy a sled reach

Tuesday, February 21st

Pleasant - Putting Fletchers drag together & painting

Wednesday, February 22nd

Pleasant - At home - I begun to chop a few poles

Thursday, February 23rd

I was chopping a few more poles

Friday, February 24th

Pleasant - Doing the same

Saturday, February 25th

I cut a few poles then filed 2 saws

Sunday, February 26th

Bell went to church with her Pa

Monday, February 27th

I cut a few poles - Bart went to Anamosa - It is raining this afternoon

Tuesday, February 28th

Will Mc was drawing wood for me - He drawed 7 loads - the roads are all ice -It thawed a good deal to day - The watter is running over the ice on the creek

Wednesday, March 1st

Very warm - I was chopping wood at home

Thursday, March 2nd

Warm - I was chopping stove wood at most all day - It began to snow a little the snow is melting some

Friday, March 3rd

Cold & chilly - I was chopping

Saturday, March 4th

At home - chopping part of the day

Sunday, March 5th

Bell & her Pa went to Jack Orrs

Monday, March 6th

Very pleasant - Bell went to Cascade with her Pa - I made a sled roller for Mike

Hughs

Tuesday, March 7th

Very warm - I was chopping forenoon & part of afternoon - It thawed more to day than eny - the sleighing is abought gone

Wednesday, March 8th

At home - It rained all day - The ice went out of the Creek this evening

Thursday, March 9th

The river is raising fast

Friday, March 10th

The river raising yet - the ice in yet at noon - the ice went out this afternoon - the watter still raising this eve

Saturday, March 11th

The watter is as high as ever - the last day of school

Sunday, March 12th

Very mudy - very pleasant - the watter is going down some

Monday, March 13th

I cut a little cord wood then i cut some stove wood then begun a corn marker for Mike Hughs - Bart topped the sugar bush

Tuesday, March 14th

It is snowing hard this morning the ground is white again

Wednesday, March 15th

Cold - The gound is froze hard again - I sawed wood most all day

Thursday, March 16th

Cold & cloudy - Cutting wood

Friday, March 17th

Pleasant to day - It snowed last night - I finished my wood pile to day

Saturday, March 18th

It snowed last night - I made Lon Watters a harrow this forenoon $1,50

Sunday, March 19th

It snowed last night again - At home

Monday, March 20th

I made a wagon reach for Wm Fletcher - It rained most all day

Tuesday, March 21st

Pleasant - Bells Father & Mother & Geo & Nevia was here to dinner

Wednesday, March 22nd

Chilly - It is sleeting all day

Thursday, March 23rd

Warm - I was hunting ducks in the morning then I fixed Lon Watters harrow - It was thundering & lightening & rained some this evening

Friday, March 24th

Chilly - It is freezing this morning snowed most all day

Saturday, March 25th

Chilly - It snowed a little all forenoon - the river is high - no mail to day

Sunday, March 26th

Pleasant - the river is down again - I was a hunting a little while in the morning shot 4 ducks & got 2

Monday, March 27th

I went to Onslow with Roy - very mudy - Mike Hughs came after his corn markers

Tuesday, March 28th

Very warm - I put Lon Watters harrow together & white washed the bedroom

Wednesday, March 29th

I was white washing to day - some are plowing

Thursday, March 30th

At home - very warm

Friday, March 31st

I was up to Pete Hertz in the morning & up to Tom Watters after dinner Pete Dewitt died to day

Saturday, April 1st

I made a harrow for Tom Watters - Bell went to Jack Orrs

Sunday, April 2nd

At home forenoon & up to the grave yard afternoon - Pete Dewitt was burried to day

Monday,April 3rd

At home

Tuesday, April 4th

I was a shingleing Pete Hertz kitchen

Wednesday, April 5th

Very warm - I was working for Pete Hertz

Thursday, April 6th

Very cool - Will Mc plowed my garden - I filed a saw for Pete Hertz & sawed a load of cord wood

Friday, April 7th

Warm & windy - I was planting potatoes & truck - I was a fishing afternoon

Saturday, April 8th

Frost this morning - at home all day

Sunday, April 9th

At home - Charley Hall & Ivah & Dora Smith was here to dinner

Monday, April 10th

I was up to Watters forenoon at home after noon

Tuesday, April 11th

At home - it is raining to day

Wednesday, April 12th

At home

Thursday, April 13th

Very cold - I was down to Mr Hoveys then home - the ground froze

Friday, April 14th

Cold - I went up to Hugh Corbitts & fastened down his iron roof then home & filed for Jim Rays saw - Lon Watters harness was stole last night

Saturday, April 15th

Cold - Bell & me went to Center Junction

Sunday, April 16th

We came home afternoon

Monday, April 17th

Cold - I went to Onslow back with Frank Hovey - School began to day

Tuesday, April 18th

At home

Wednesday, April 19th

It is raining to day - all day steady

Thursday, April 20th

It is raining to day & some snow - It snowed hard most all afternoon

Friday, April 21st

Thare is 2 or 3 inches of snow this morning & still snowing hard all day

Saturday, April 22nd

Mudy & cold - It is snowing yet - it snowed a little all day

Sunday, April 23rd

Pleasant & warm - at home

Monday, April 24th

At home it is raining

Tuesday, April 25th

Mudy - At home most all day - I went up to Mike Hughs afternoon

Wednesday, April 26th

It thundered & lightened last night & rain & rained hard to day

Thursday, April 27th

At home - rain

Friday, April 28th

Rain - at home forenoon & to Canton afternoon

Saturday, April 29th

Rain - At home

Sunday, April 30th

Cold & cloudy - at home all day

Monday, May 1st

At home cloudy & cold

Tuesday, May 2nd

We went to Kate Morans to finish her house

Wednesday, May 3rd

Caseing & hanging doors & got through

Thursday, May 4th

We came home - I stoped to Temple Hill Church & helped Bart to put up some picket fence 33rd - It rained in the eve came home

Friday, May 5th

Cold & cloudy - at home

Saturday, May 6th

Pleasant - at home

Sunday, May 7th

At home

Monday, May 8th

Some rain - I went to Onslow with Chas Herrington

Tuesday, May 9th

At home I was a fishing dident get eny

Wednesday, May 10th

Fishing didnet get eny

Thursday, May 11th

At home getting ready to shingle the house

Friday, May 12th

Begun shingleing & it rained we stopped - worked after noon 3/4 day Aurilla Orr died at 4 o'clock

Saturday, May 13th

Pleasant - shingleing forenoon got done 1/2 day

Sunday, May 14th

I was up to the grave yard Aurilla Orr was burried to day - It rained a little in the morning then it was very pleasant - Bell & the children was over to Jack Orrs

Monday, May 15th

I was to Canton forenoon - fishing afternoon dident get eny - a little rain to day

Tuesday, May 16th

Fishing dident get eny

Wednesday, May 17th

Pleasant - I was up to Tom Greens to day

Thursday, May 18th

Pleasant - I was a fishing dident get eny shot 4 Gound Hogs

Friday, May 19th

I was down to Rocky Ralston forenoon

Saturday, May 20th

At home

Sunday, May 21st

Pleasant this last week - At home

Monday, May 22nd

A little rain - At home - W. N. Tippett went to I. N. Frenches to help put up a stone wall for thare barn

Tuesday, May 23rd

Laying wall & hueing poles - 1 day

Wednesday, May 24th

We was frameing & raised the barn - 1 day

Thursday, May 25th

Bording & put up the lower set of rafters - It rained in the evening - 1 d

Friday, May 26th

Rain - finished siding & put up the top set of rafters - It rained part of forenoon & part of afternoon then i came home 1/2 day

Saturday, May 27th

Shingleing & sheating all day - 1 d

Sunday, May 28th

I was over to Jack Orrs Roy & me

Monday, May 29th

Putting up hay track sheating & shingleing 1

Tuesday, May 30th

Finished shingleing at noon made doors & put on ridge bords - 1 d

Wednesday, May 31st

Hung 1 door & lughed poles for joice & put them down & put up stantions - we finished the barn it rained this eve - 7 1/2 days $13,12 1/2

Thursday, June 1st

Came home in the morning - it is raining at home all day

Friday, June 2nd

I went to Onslow with Roy afternoon

Saturday, June 3rd

At home in the forenoon - went fishing in the afternoon got 5 cat

Sunday, June 4th

At home - Tom Hamiltons was here - I got 3 catfish tonight

Monday, June 5th

I went to Canton in the fore noon - worked in the garden after noon

Tuesday, June 6th

Joe Kenny came after us & we framed afternoon 1/2 day

Wednesday, June 7th

Framing sills 3/4 day & went to Cascade with Joe

Thursday, June 8th

Finished the sills & framed posts - 1 day

Friday, June 9th

Finished the posts & raised the poles after noon - Rained a little in the eve - 1 day

Saturday, June 10th

It rained all forenoon we came home afternoon the creek is high

Sunday, June 11th

At home all day

Monday, June 12th

Pleasant & hot - We put on girts & 2 sets of plates 3/4 day

Tuesday, June 13th

Putting up plates & siding - 1 day

Wednesday, June 14th

Putting up scaffold & cut rafters & put them on - 1 day

Thursday, June 15th

Finished nailing the rafters and borded the gable ends & framed sills & posts for shed 1 day

Friday, June 16th

Raised the shed - cut the rafters put them up & began the sheating 1 d

Saturday, June 17th

Sheating & put up hay track & scaffold - 3/4 d - 5 1/2 days this week

Sunday, June 18th

At home all day very warm weather

Monday, June 19th

Sheating - I went to Cascade in the evening was thare all night 3/4

Tuesday, June 20th

Shingleing all day - 1 d

Wednesday, June 21st

Shingleing - the wind blew very hard - 1 day

Thursday, June 22nd

Shingleing all day - 1 day

Friday, June 23rd

Shingleing & finished shingleing 1 d

Saturday, June 24th

Put up the hay door got through at noon at John Kennys 1/2 14 days in all $24,50 -

Jo brought our tools home

Sunday, June 25th

At home

Monday, June 26th

Wm Miller came after our tools this morning - I went home with him

Tuesday, June 27th

We set poles all day - 1 day

Wednesday, June 28th

Set poles & put on plates 1 d

Thursday, June 29th

Finished plates & put on girts 1 d

Friday, June 30th

Put on girts & siding 1 d

Saturday, July 1st

Finished siding around the squir & put up some rafters 3/4 d

Sunday, July 2nd

At home Charley Hall & Harry was down

Monday, July 3rd

Put up rafters & sheating & scaffold 3/4 d

Tuesday, July 4th

Rain in the morning we put up joice & cut rafters & put up top set 1 d

Wednesday, July 5th

Put up track & sheating 1 d

Thursday, July 6th

Finished sheating & put on face bords & begun to shingle 1 d

Friday, July 7th

Shingleing 1 d

Saturday, July 8th

Shingleing 3/4 d

Sunday, July 9th

At home

Monday, July 10th

Finished shingleing & made hay door put up joice & layed floor 1 d

Tuesday, July 11th

Made 2 big doors & layed horse barn floor 1 d

Wednesday, July 12th

Made 4 doors & put in windows - 1 d

Thursday, July 13th

100 in the shade - Finished the doors & windows & made feed boxes & went to Monmouth took the train for Center Junction 3/4 d - Finished the barn 13 3/4 d - $24,00

Friday, July 14th

Came to Onslow & came to Mr. Scroggie & home

Saturday, July 15th

Very warm - I was to Rockey Ralstons sale

Sunday, July 16th

I went to Cascade with Jack Orr

Monday, July 17th

Pat Burke came after our tools - we put down the sills & lower joice 1/4 day

Tuesday, July 18th

Finished frameing & raised the house 1 d

Wednesday, July 19th

Put up the rafters & put sheating on the sides 1 d

Thursday, July 20th

Finished sheating the sides & got out cornice lumber 1d

Friday, July 21st

Put on cornices 1 d

Saturday, July 22nd

Put on sheating & shingled one side & came home 3/4 d

Sunday, July 23rd

100 Deg - At home most all day - I was up to Mr Koppes to see a game of ball afternoon

Monday, July 24th

100 - Finsished shingleing & worked at the windows 3/4

Tuesday, July 25th

Siding & setting frames 1 d

Wednesday, July 26th

Doing the same 1 d

Thursday, July 27th

Siding all day 1

Friday, July 28th

Finished siding & put on paper & layed floor up stairs 1

Saturday, July 29th

Laying floor 3/4 - 5 1/4 days this week

Sunday, July 30th

I was to Monmouth & Canton with Chas Herrington

Monday, July 31st

Makeing door frames & putting up partition 3/4 d

Tuesday, August 1st

Setting door frames & fitting windows 1 d

Wednesday, August 2nd

Hanging doors & finishing 1/2 - Pat Burke brought our tools home 12 3/4 days in all - $22,40

Thursday, August 3rd

I was fishing got 4 Bass

Friday, August 4th

I was to Fox Ralstons to a dance last night at home to day

Saturday, August 5th

At home

Sunday, August 6th

Catching chubs to go to the Wapsie - We started at 4 o'clock went as far as Oxford Junction camped at 12 o'clock

Monday, August 7th

I went to Massilon & Toronto & to Wheatland stayed all night

Tuesday, August 8th

Went down to the river again & camped again

Wednesday, August 9th

Started for home & came to Lost Nation & Baldwin & Monmouth & Canton & home at 12 o'clock

Thursday, August 10th

At home

Friday, August 11th

Tom & Bell Green & Willie Hogeboom was here to day - Willie & me went to Center Junction in the evening

Saturday, August 12th

I came home to day

Sunday, August 13th

At home all day

Monday, August 14th

I was to work for Wm Fletcher fixing doors & stall & wood rack

Tuesday, August 15th

I was to Temple Hill - it rained a nice shower this eve

Wednesday, August 16th

It rained a little this morning - at home all day

Thursday, August 17th

Began work for Printy & Foulks 1/4 day

Friday, August 18th

Frameing all day 1 day

Saturday, August 19th

Frameing - 1 day

Sunday, August 20th

I was in Cascade all day

Monday, August 21st

Put on the foundation - 1 day

Tuesday, August 22nd

Hewing poles - 1 day

Wednesday, August 23rd

Hewing poles fore noon & putting posts under the sills afternoon 1 day

Thursday, August 24th

Hewing poles forenoon went to Cascade afternoon 1/2 day

Friday, August 25th

Frameing & putting down joice - 1 d

Saturday, August 26th

Cutting girts & came home - 1/2 day

Sunday, August 27th

At home all day

Monday, August 28th

Made pins & put up a scaffold for the first bent to rest on 3/4 d

Tuesday, August 29th

Raised the barn to day 1 d

Wednesday, August 30th

Cut rafters 1 d

Thursday, August 31st

Finished the rafters & put up girts & siding 1 d

Friday, September 1st

Siding forenoon came home then 1/2 day

Saturday, September 2nd

At home

Sunday, September 3rd

At home

Monday, September 4th

Putting up rafters 3/4

Tuesday, September 5th

Finished putting up the rafters & sided gable ends 1 d

Wednesday, September 6th

Sided gable ends & put on sheating 1 d

Thursday, September 7th

At the fair Monticello

Friday, September 8th

Put up scaffold & begun to shingle 1 d

Saturday, September 9th

Shingleing 3/4 day

Sunday, September 10th

At home

Monday, September 11th

Makeing grainery 1 day

Tuesday, September 12th

Shingleing 1 day

Wednesday, September 13th

Finished shingleing 1 day

Thursday, September 14th

Went to Cascade Fair - came home with Pete Hertz

Friday, September 15th

At home

Saturday, September 16th

After Hazel nuts

Sunday, September 17th

At home & up to Koppeses to see a game of ball

Monday, September 18th

At home - it rained a little to day

Tuesday, September 19th

Frameing 3/4 d

Wednesday, September 20th

The same 1 d

Thursday, September 21st

The same - it rained a little in the eve

Friday, September 22nd

Came home

Saturday, September 23rd

Mr. Springers folks was here we was hunting & gathering Walnuts & grapes

Sunday, September 24th

At home & gathering walnuts for C. A. Hall

Monday, September 25th

We went to Pat Burkes to finish his house 1/2 d

Tuesday, September 26th

Caseing & hanging doors 1 d

Wednesday, September 27th

The same 1 d

Thursday, September 28th

Finished the house & came to Canton & then home 3/4 d

Friday, September 29th

At home - it rained hard most all day

Saturday, September 30th

It is raining yet damp all day

Sunday, October 1st

At home

Monday, October 2nd

It rained

Tuesday, October 3rd

We went to Clarks shingleing his house 3/4 d

Wednesday, October 4th

Shingleing & made stairs 1 d

Thursday, October 5th

Shingleing 1

Friday, October 6th

Shingleing afternoon 1

Saturday, October 7th

Finished shingleing & put on rig boards 3/4 days

Sunday, October 8th

At home

Monday, October 9th

Working on the dam 3/4 day

Tuesday, October 10th

Tearing out the old floor 1 d

Wednesday, October 11th

The same 1 d

Thursday, October 12th

Placing strings and taring out 1 d

Friday, October 13th

Puting down sills & planking 1 d

Saturday, October 14th

Getting ready to raise the rafters - raised one came home 3/4 d

Sunday, October 15th

I was to Cascade with Charley Herrington

Monday, October 16th

Raising rafters 3/4 day

Tuesday, October 17th

Working on the floors 1 d

Wednesday, October 18th

The same 1 d

Thursday, October 19th

The same 1 d

Friday, October 20th

The same 1 d

Saturday, October 21st

Patching the dam forenoon came home afternoon 1/2 d

Sunday, October 22nd

At home

Monday, October 23rd

I was up to Tom Greens to dinner then home

Tuesday, October 24th

Gathering Walnuts part of the day

Wednesday, October 25th

Went to Canton layed cow barn floor & made ice brakers 3/4

Thursday, October 26th

Put on ice brakers & shingled the kitchen 1 day

Friday, October 27th

Finished Rige boards - fixed the chimney & floor put up eve spouts & got through - 20 1/4 days $35,37

Saturday, October 28th

At home all day cloudy & cold

Sunday, October 29th

At home

Monday, October 30th

To Canton forenoon at home afternoon

Tuesday, October 31st

To Onslow & Center Junction

Wednesday, November 1st

I was to Onslow with Bart in the forenoon At home afternoon

Thursday, November 2nd

At Home

Friday, November 3rd

At home & hunting got 2 squirrels

Saturday, November 4th

At home

Sunday, November 5th

At home

Monday, November 6th

At home

Tuesday, November 7th

To Election & at home

Wednesday, November 8th

Up to Wm Carrs & at home

Thursday, November 9th

Shingleing for W. S. Carr

Friday, November 10th

To Alberrys sale

Saturday, November 11th

Husking corn for Bart 1 day

Sunday, November 12th

At home - it snowed a little to day & rain

Monday, November 13th

Husking Corn 1 day

Tuesday, November 14th

Husking corn 1 day

Wednesday, November 15th

Working roads forenoon - cut wood afternoon - Fox drawed me a load of wood

Thursday, November 16th

To Onslow with Roy took hogs off

Friday, November 17th

I was to Canton forenoon then home

Saturday, November 18th

At home cutting wood

Sunday, November 19th

At home

Monday, November 20th

Chopping some wood - pleasant all day

Tuesday, November 21st

It snow all forenoon the ground is covered we went a rabbit hunting afternoon got 2

Wednesday, November 22nd

Very chilly - at home

Thursday, November 23rd

At home

Friday, November 24th

At home

Saturday, November 25th

Hunting Rabbits

Sunday, November 26th

Hunting got 2 rabbits

Monday, November 27th

At home

Tuesday, November 28th

At home Charley Herrington drawed me a load of wood

Wednesday, November 29th

I went to Center Junction & Onslow with Roy

Thursday, November 30th

Thanksgiving - I went to Canton with the Old Mare got some flour - It snowed hard most all day

Friday, December 1st

10 Below Zero - I butchered Fox helped me

Saturday, December 2nd

I cut up my hog & filed 2 saws for Fox - It snowed all day steady

Sunday, December 3rd

Very Pleasant - at home all day

Monday, December 4th

I was over to Jack Orrs

Tuesday, December 5th

I went up & helped Bart to cover the mill 1 day

Wednesday, December 6th

Working for Bart 1/2 day - then it snowed & i came home

Thursday, December 7th

Roy & me went to Ozark forenoon I cut wood after noon

Friday, December 8th

Fogy - I was chopping wood

Saturday, December 9th

Misty & a little rain - At home

Sunday, December 10th

At home very pleasant

Monday, December 11th

At home forenoon cut a load of wood afternoon

Tuesday, December 12th

zero - Chas Herrington drawed my wood 5 loads

Wednesday, December 13th

6 Below - Cutting wood

Thursday, December 14th

Helping to fill the ice house 3/4 d

Friday, December 15th

At home - it rained hard this morning - Our last kid was born this morning Ora

Saturday, December 16th

At home cut some wood

Sunday, December 17th

Pleasant - at home all day

Monday, December 18th

Mrs Neal washed for us

Tuesday, December 19th

I went to Cascade with Roy

Wednesday, December 20th

At home

Thursday, December 21st

At home cutting wood

Friday, December 22nd

Thawing - Cutting wood

Saturday, December 23rd

Cuting wood - the snow most all gone

Sunday, December 24th

At home & cut a bee tree

Monday, December 25th

To a shooting match Fox Ralstons

Tuesday, December 26th

Cut some wood forenoon helped to wash afternoon

Wednesday, December 27th

I was up to Snyders to day

Thursday, December 28th

Cutting wood

Friday, December 29th

Finished my wood pile to day

Saturday, December 30th

At home - Pleasant but the ground is bare of snow

Sunday, December 31st

Jas Carpenter & wife & C. A. Hall & wife was here to dinner Pleasant to day the road rough

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