Amos Claycomb’s June 1903 Diary

My Grandfather kept diaries most of his life.  I post a month each Monday.atc 010603Monday, June 1, 1903

It has been cloudy all day and raining most of the time but the rain is very like [light?] and does not amount to much.
I walked part of the way to school this morning and before school had the filling taken out of a tooth, which had been put in only a week or so ago and I am having the nerve killed now.  It ached all the forenoon and hurt so this afternoon that I did not go to school but walked home.

Tuesday, June 2, 1903
It was cloudy all this forenoon but it cleared up the latte part of the afternoon only it clouded up again tonight.
I walked to and from school.

Wednesday, June 3, 1903
It has been partly cloudy and partly nice today.
I walked to and from school and played ball for a while after school tonight.

Thursday, June 4, 1903
It has been cloudy nearly all day and it rained part of the time this afternoon and pretty hard about supper-time.
I walked to and from school and had a tooth filled after school tonight.

Friday, June 5, 1903
It rained all of last night and for part of the forenoon.  It then staid cloudy until the latter part of the afternoon when it cleared up but it soon clouded up again.
I walked to and from school and mowed part of the lawn after school tonight.

Saturday, June 6, 1903
It has been partly cloudy and partly nice today.
I went up to Grandma’s after some wire right after breakfast.  As soon as I got back I took the milk up to the factory.  When I got back from this I went up town after the meat.  This afternoon I went to a ballgame between Syc. and DeKalb H. Schools.  Syc. beat in a very good game by a score of 5 to 3.
Eleanor came home from Lombard tonight for the long vacation.
Today Papa built a fence about the yard east of the house.  The west side of the fence is about 46 ft. east of the parlor.

Sunday, June 7, 1903
It was nice this forenoon but this afternoon it clouded up and hailed for a minute or two and then rained for a few minutes longer.
I drove to Sunday School in the buggy with Louise and Edward.  George staid home because his eyes were sore.

Monday, June 8, 1903
It has been partly clear and partly cloudy today.
I walked to and from school and played ball for a while after school tonight.

Tuesday, June 9, 1903
It was clear this forenoon but it clouded up a little this afternoon and sprinkled for just about a minute at about five o’clock.
I walked to and from school and played ball for a little while after school.
I went up town for a few minutes after supper tonight.

Wednesday, June 10, 1903
It has been cloudy nearly all day and it rained a little this afternoon and has been a little cold.
I picked strawberries this forenoon but walked to and from school this afternoon.  I played ball for a little while after school.

atc 110603Thursday, June 11, 1903
It has been cloudy nearly all day and it rained a little this morning.
I walked to and from school and this afternoon I went to a ballgame between Syc. 1st team and the colored team the Algona Brownies.  The latter beat Syc. in a vey interesting game by a score of 3 to 0.
Grandma T., Aunt Georgia, and all her children and Marion Webster came here from Galesburg tonight. Marion is to stay out here most of the time.

Friday, June 12, 1903
It has been a very nice day today.
I walked part of the way to school and all of the way home.
I played ball for a while after school tonight.
Louise and Marion went up town after supper on the cars.

Saturday, June 13, 1903
It has been a nice day today.I picked strawberries all this forenoon but this afternoon I went as a sub over to DeKalb to a ballgame between DeKalb and Syc. High Schools which decided the championship of the High School League.  DeKalb won by a score of 6 to 5 in a very exciting but also very scrappy game.  Batteries;  Syc. J. Chambers and Love: DeKalb; Munger and Cheney.

Sunday, June 14, 1903
It has been a nice day only a little cloudy.
I took the milk up to the factory this morning and went to Sunday School.
Louise and Marion drove over to DeKalb this afternoon.
Aunt Georgie, Uncle Will, Margaret, Marjorie, Oscar, Frederick Yates, and Jane Tapper came out this afternoon for a while.

Monday, June 15, 1903
It has been a nice day only very warm.
I picked strawberries all day until half past four.
George and Bessie Branen came out after supper for a while.

Tuesday, June 16, 1903
It has been partly cloudy and partly nice today.
I walked part of the way to school but caught a ride home.
Louise and Marion went up town on the car after supper.

Wednesday, June 17, 1903
It has been a very nice day.
I caught a ride most of the way to school this morning but walked home tonight.

Thursday, June 18, 1903
It has been a nice year only cloudy part of the time.
School stopped today for the long vacation and I [am] now in the third year of High School.
I went to a ballgame this afternoon between Syc. 1st team and the All Chicagos.  Syc. beat by a score of 12 to 1.

Friday, June 19, 1903
It was partly clear and partly cloudy this forenoon and it rained nearly all the afternoon.
I hauled shelled corn for Mr. Dennis this forenoon.
After supper I went up on the car to hear the Commencement exercises at the Opera House.

Saturday, June 20, 1903
It has been partly cloudy and partly clear today.
I picked berries for three hours this forenoon and for three and a half this afternoon.
I went to a baseball banquet given by the girls to the H. S. baseball players and had a good time.  Eleanor, Louise and Marion were there.

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Sunday, June 21, 1903
It has been cloudy nearly all day and it is sprinkling a little now about eight o’clock.
I took the milk up to the factory this morning and went to Sunday School.
Papa and Uncle Will went to Elgin at noon.

Monday, June 22, 1903
It rained part of the forenoon but it cleared up this afternoon.  At supper-time it clouded up quickly and rained hard for a few minutes.
I picked berries this afternoon and made 72 cents but lost 16 while I was picking. (This was given me the next day by the boss.)

Tuesday, June 23, 1903
It has been partly cloudy and partly clear today.
I picked strawberries all of this forenoon and red raspberries for a while this afternoon.
I went up town on the pony for a little while after supper.

Wednesday, June 24, 1903
It has been partly clear and partly cloudy today.
I picked cherries all of the forenoon for Papa and strawberries this afternoon for Mr. Adee.  The strawberries are now almost gone.
I rode the pony up town after supper and bought me a book (Shanes) at an auction on the street.

Thursday, June 25, 1903
It has been partly fair and partly cloudy today and very warm.
I have picked berries all day.
After supper I went to a dance given in a pavilion which has just been built in the grove on the Dennis farm.  Louise and Marion also went to the dance.

Friday, June 26, 1903
It has been a nice day only a little cloudy.
I picked red raspberries for a little while this morning and this afternoon I went out and picked 4 half-bushel baskets of peas.
Grace McKinley [probably a school friend] of Monmouth came this afternoon to visit Eleanor.
Uncle Charlie, Aunt Jennie, Fred and Pierce came tonight.  Fred is to stay out here for a while.

Saturday, June 27, 1903
It has been a nice day only a little cloudy.
I picked strawberries all the forenoon but this afternoon I went to a ballgame between the Spaldings and Syc.  Sycamore beat in an uninteresting game by a score of 7 to 6.

Sunday, June 28, 1903
It has been a nice day only a little cloudy.
I took the milk up to the factory this morning and rode the pony to and from Sunday School.
Uncle Charlie, Aunt Jennie, Uncle Will and Oscar Yates drove out in the buggy this afternoon.

Monday, June 29, 1903
It has been partly cloudy and partly nice today.
I picked berries nearly all day and went up town for a little while after supper.

Tuesday, June 30, 1903
It was cloudy at first this morning and it sprinkled a little but it cleared up this forenoon.
I went to a Universalist Sunday School picnic to Mill Creek today and had a very nice time.  I went on the electric line to Aurora before dinner and after dinner I played ball, danced in the pavilion, and “Shot the shoots” for two hours.

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