Amos Claycomb’s October 1903 Diary

atc 100103Thursday, October 1, 1903
It has been cloudy pretty near all day.
George has been staying up to Grandma’s since Monday taking care of his eyes.

Friday, October 2, 1903
It has been cloudy nearly all day.
I went to a dance with Ethel Chatfield tonight over at DeKalb which was given by the Happy Order of Goats.  I had a very nice time.

Saturday, October 3, 1903
It has been partly clear and partly cloudy today.  Towards night it clouded up and lightninged a great deal and rained a little.  It has been very warm all day.
I took five bushels of apples up town this morning to a store and this afternoon I took a load of oats up town.

Sunday, October 4, 1903
It has been partly cloudy and partly clear today.
I took the milk up to the factory this morning and went to church and Sunday School.  I slept most of the afternoon.

Monday, October 5, 1903
It has been a nice day.
I walked to school this morning but caught a ride part of the way home.

Tuesday, October 6, 1903
It has been cloudy nearly all day and tonight it has been raining a little.
Louise went into Chicago today with Grandma Townsend.
George still is staying up to grandma’s but his eyes are no better yet.

Wednesday, October 7, 1903
It rained quite a little last night and for a while this morning and has been partly cloudy and partly clear the rest of the day.
I walked to and from school.

Thursday, October 8, 1903
It has been partly fair and partly cloudy.
I walked home from school but caught a ride part way up.

Friday, October 9, 1903
It has been a very nice day.
I caught a ride up to school but walked home.
Papa has been going up to Grandma’s the last few nights to sleep with George whose eyes still remain about the same.

atc 101003Saturday, October 10, 1903
It has been partly nice and partly cloudy today.
I picked up some apples for cider right after breakfast and then took the milk up to the factory.  I went up town for a little while after dinner, on the pony.

Sunday, October 11, 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.

Monday, October 12, 1903
It has been partly clear and partly cloudy today.
I walked to and from school.

Tuesday, October 13, 1903
It has been a very nice day only a little cloudy.

Wednesday, October 14, 1903
It has been cloudy all day and it rained quite a little tonight.
I went to a dance down at the park tonight and had a very nice time.

Thursday, October 15, 1903
It has been cloudy nearly all day and it rained for a while at noon and then again about four o’clock.

Friday, October 16, 1903
It has been partly cloudy and partly clear today.
Louise went to a show up town tonight with some girls.
George’s eyes are worse today but they keep changing all the time.

Saturday, October 17, 1903
It has been partly cloudy and partly clear and so cold that I have worn my overcoat part of the time today.
I took the milk up to the factory this morning.
This afternoon I went up to the Great-Western yards and helped drive some cattle home but I got something in my eye and after supper I went up to the doctor to get it out as I could not.

Sunday, October 18, 1903
There was a very heavy frost last night but it has been a very nice day.
I went up to another doctor this morning as I took the milk to see about my eye and it is better now.  I did not go to Sunday School.
It clouded up a little this afternoon.

Monday, October 19, 1903
It has been a very nice day.
I walked to and from school.

Tuesday, October 20, 1903
It has been a very nice day.
I went to a lecture tonight at the Waterman Hall and after that I went to see the last part of a show at the Opera House.  Both were very good.

Wednesday, October 21, 1903
It has been a very nice day.
I walked to and from school.  I keep on milking two cows now as before but they do not give very much.

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Thursday, October 22, 1903
It has been a nice day today.
George’s eyes were quite a little better today.

Friday, October 23, 1903
There was a very heavy frost last night but it has been nice today.
I went to a dance at the Opera House tonight with Ethel Chatfield and Louise and had a very nice time.

Saturday, October 24, 1903
It has been a nice day only a cold west wind has been blowing most of the time.
I took the milk up to the factory this morning and worked home some of the afternoon.

Sunday, October 25, 1903
It has been a very nice day only a little cloudy.
I took the milk up to the customers this morning.  I went up town for a little while after supper.
Uncle will and his children and their nurse, Mrs. Walrod came back from the visit to Galesburg today.
George came home to stay from Grandma’s tonight.

Monday, October 26, 1903
It has been a very nice day.
Grandma Townsend has been a little sick lately but she is better today.

Tuesday, October 27, 1903
It has been a very nice day.
I walked to and from school.

Wednesday, October 28, 1903
It has been a very nice day.
I went into Chicago alone today and got me an overcoat, a suit of clothes and a pair of gloves.  I went to McVicker’s Theater this afternoon and saw the play “Way Down East” which was very good.

Thursday, October 29, 1903
It has been a nice day only a little cloudy.
There was no school today on account of the corner-stone of the new courthouse being laid.
I went to a dance part of the afternoon and then for a while tonight up town.

Friday, October 30, 1903
It has been cloudy nearly all day and has sprinkled several different times.
George went to a party up town tonight and wore long pants for the first time.

Saturday, October 31, 1903
It has been nice and warm today only cloudy part of the time.
I took the customer’s milk up this morning on foot.
I went to a football game at DeKalb this afternoon when DeKalb and Rochelle played to a tie 5 to 5.  These were High Schools.

ATC 1903 ledger oct p1

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 Friday by Kim Klassen

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