Amos Claycomb’s April 1904 Diary

atc 1904 ID pageFriday, April 1, 1904
It has been cloudy nearly all day and a very strong north-west wind has been blowing most of the time.
I played at the Club a little while after school.

Saturday, April 2, 1904
It has been cloudy all day and a very strong north-west wind has made it very cold.
I took the milk up town this morning and then bowled a little.
I split kindling all the afternoon but went up to the Club after supper and played pool for a while.
We tore down our old corn crib today that stood at the south-west corner of the barn and are going to build a new one.

Sunday, April 3, 1904
It has been clear all day only a little cold because of a northerly wind.
I took the milk up this morning but have staid home all the rest of the day.
Today is Easter and as papa is a Knight Templar, he went up to the banquet this noon with Louise.

Monday, April 4, 1904
It has been a very nice day.
I took the milk up this morning but came right back and have worked around home all day.

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Tuesday, April 5, 1904
It has been cloudy nearly all day.
I took the milk up this morning and then worked around home all day.
I went up town after supper and played pool at the Club for a while.

Wednesday, April 6, 1904
It has been only partly cloudy today.
I took the milk up this morning and after dinner went up and played ball for a while.

Thursday, April 7, 1904
It has been mostly cloudy today.
I sawed wood most of the forenoon and played ball most of the afternoon.

Friday, April 8, 1904
It has been hailing, raining and snowing today but mostly the last.
I walked up town both this morning and afternoon.  Tonight I went to a dance given by the girls’ Club and had a very nice time.

Saturday, April 9, 1904
It snowed quite hard last night and it has been cloudy and cold all day and raining or snowing a little.
I took the milk up this morning but staid home this afternoon and slept.
I went up to the Club after supper and played cards.

Sunday, April 10, 1904
It has been cloudy nearly all day.
I took the milk up town this morning but have staid home all the rest of the day.

Monday, April 11, 1904
It rained this morning for a while and has been changeable all day.  A north-west wind has been blowing hard and it is raining a little tonight.
I walked to and from school and played one game of pool after school.

Tuesday, April 12, 1904
It has been partly cloudy but pretty cold as it froze this morning.
I played baseball for a while after school tonight.

Wednesday, April 13, 1904
It snowed quite a while this morning but did not amount to anything and has been changeable the rest of the day.
I played ball for a while after school.
Papa went into Chicago this noon and is coming out tomorrow night.

Thursday, April 14, 1904
It has been partly cloudy.
I walked to and from school and played ball for a while after school.
I started with another customer for milk today and now have six in all.

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Friday, April 15, 1904
It has been cloudy and very cold all day.  A little snow fell this morning and a very strong north wind blew all day.
I went to a banquet tonight given by my class, the juniors, to the seniors and had a very nice time.

Saturday, April 16, 1904
It has been clear all day but rather cold with a light north wind.
I took the milk up this morning and then bowled three games.
I went to a baseball game this afternoon when Syc. H. S. beat Genoa in a poor game by a score of 10 to 6.
I went up to the Club after supper and played pool.

Sunday, April 17, 1904
It has been clear part of the day.
I took the customers’ milk up in a buggy this morning but have staid home all the rest of the day.

atc 041804Monday, April 18, 1904
It has been cloudy part of the time today and a strong north-west wind has been blowing this afternoon and tonight.
I played ball for a while after school tonight.
Little Mary Tapper was taken sick with the scarlet fever today and I ate dinner at Uncle George Wild’s.  We cannot go to Grandma’s now until she gets well.

Tuesday, April 19, 1904
It has been partly cloudy today with northerly winds and pretty cold.
I ate a lunch at a resturant [sic] at noon today.
I played ball for a while after school.
Grandpa and Grandma Claycomb came tonight for a visit.

Wednesday, April 20, 1904
It has been clear most of the day but cold with a northerly wind.
I walked to and from school and played ball for a little while this afternoon.

Thursday, April 21, 1904
It has been clear most of the day but cold with a strong easterly wind.
I played ball for a while after school but wore my overcoat all day.

Friday, April 22, 1904
It has been cloudy nearly all day and has sprinkled several times.
I played billiards for a little while after school.

Saturday, April 23, 1904
It was clear this forenoon but clouded up this afternoon and is raining tonight.  It has been very warm all day.
I worked around home party of the forenoon and for a while after dinner.
I rode the pony for the first time up town this afternoon.  After supper I went up to the Club and played pool for a while.

Sunday, April 24, 1904
It rained last night and a little this morning and has been cloudy all day.
I took the milk up in the buggy this morning but have staid home all the rest of the day.

Monday, April 25, 1904
It has rained nearly all day except the latter part of the afternoon and there has been a very strong north-east wind.
I walked to and from school and played pool for a while after school at the Club.

Tuesday, April 26, 1904
It has been clear the greater part of the day.
Grandpa and Grandma Claycomb started back to Monmouth this morning.
I went down to the Club after school and played pool for a while.

Wednesday, April 27, 1904
It has been a very nice day.
Mary Tapper is getting along fairly well.
Louise and Mrs. Hill went into Chicago today and Mrs. Hill staid in overnight but Louise came home.
Papa is building a small brick walk just west of the house which runs straight to the road.

Thursday, April 28, 1904
It has been a very nice day.I played ball for a while after school and went up town after supper to play pool at the Club.
Mrs. Hill came home tonight from Chicago.

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Friday, April 29, 1904
It has been a very nice day and pretty warm.
I played ball after school and after supper I went to see a Ladies’ Minstrels consisting of home talent with Miss Jeness.

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Saturday, April 30, 1904
It has been a very nice day.
I took the milk up this morning and then helped to plant some potatoes.
This afternoon I went to a ballgame when S.H.S. beat Dundee 9-7.  Then I rode around town on Uncle Will’s horse with another boy.
After supper I went up and played pool and billiards at the Club for a while.

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