Wed. Jan. 1, 1902
This was my second days work in Ithaca NY. It was quite cold and windy. We worked putting in Telephones as it was new year day eve quit work about 4pm.
Weather a little bit warmer but quite windy. We strung wire this morning on Aurora St. put in telephones this afternoon. I ordered a new pair of climbers today
Weather cold. I helped put in a phone in morning and after dinner we all went to Forest Home and built a short line to get there we had to go over University hill upon which the natural senery is grand.
Sat. Jan. 4 1902
Weather cold just zero. We drew poles in morning, raised one and done some cutting this afternoon. I began wearing my new climbers yesterday.
Weather Warmer. Louie and I went to look at lake came back and I have written to mother, Vera, Will Susie and Charley Reynolds.
Weather warmer. We done some cutting over and stringing wire on State St. this morning Louie and I raised poles this afternoon . I bought a fine mouthorgan tonight it cost me 1.25
Tues. Jan 7, 1902
Weather quite warm. Ive run wire and put phone in Clinton House this morning This afternoon ive put in phone at Sage place. I bought a pair of gloves and suit overalls with jumper.
Weather warm snowed some. We put in three telephones and raised three poles. Girney was here today. also Eddie Clark.
Weather warm Thawed all day. We raised poles on second St. this morning and strung wire on Cayuga St. this afternoon. A good many people on Sts today.
Weather warm; Joe strung wire on Cayuga and State St. this forenoon, dug holes on Madison St. this afternoon. Louie and I received our first pay in this town tonight.
Weather warm. We changed wire off junction pole on Albany St. in morn, afternoon finished digging holes and raised the poles on Madison St. I have a very bad cold.
Weather getting colder , snowed last night and part of forenoon. My cold is a little better. Louie went to the show last night.
Mon. Jan. 13
Weather cold. We put in three phones. Louise and I bought a violin for $10 tonight each payed $5, it’s a dandy. My cold is not much better today. I am very hoarse.
Weather warm. My cold improving. We strung wire on Albany St. and put in a phone on state St. I rec’d a letter from Sister Nell and Vera today.
Weather warm. We strung wire on Albany St, and Madison St. I am quite hoarse yet but feel good. I rec’d a letter from Susie today. Louise got one from Wm Brown at Binghamton today.
Weather warm. Snowed a little this forenoon. We shaved holes and dug holes this morning. Strung wire in afternoon. I did not smoke but once today and that was a cigar tonight . Louie and I wrote to Wm Brown tonight.
Weather cold. We raised holes and dug some holes on Plain St., this morning afternoon. Put in two phones. We got our weeks pay today.
Weather warm. We put on crossarms and strung wire on Albany St. I bought a pocketbook tonight. My cold is getting better.
Sunday Jan. 19
Weather cold and been getting colder. I wrote three letters , one to Vera, Nell and Susie. Did not go out of house but once today.
Weather very cold this morning but got warm so it thawed in sun at noon. We worked stringing wire all day most of time on Main St. did not do anything after 4:30.
Weather stormy snowed all day about like rain. I got a letter from mother and Harry and Granny. I have ans. mothers tonight. We were about wet through tonight when we came in. We put on arms and strung wire on State St. about all day.
Wednesday January 22
Rained all last night and forenoon today and has begun again tonight . We did not work this forenoon but got in our time afternoon. Stringing wire on State St. I have felt very bad all day.
Weather comfortable. We put on crossarms toward lake Cayuga from Fall Creek Mills. It’s a sight to see the water fall over the rocks by mill as it comes down the gorge.
Weather like spring. We guyed pole at inlet this morn then strung wire. Received weeks pay. Had a fire near exchange today. I received letter and paper from Nell. Expected to get through work here today but did not.
Saturday, Jan. 25
Weather like spring. We strung wire on Seave St all day. Louie and I visited Fred Brookins last night. He entertained us finely with stories,Grayhone(?)
Weather a little cooler although we have window open in our room. Tom Brady called on us this afternoon.
It rained this morning but stopped about 10 A.M. and has got cold every minute since . Its good winter again tonight. We put in two phones this morning, put on crossarms and strung wire this afternoon.
Tuesday Jan 28
Weather very cold. We put in four phones. I received a letter from Susie and a few lines from Bill Wright. We are not to leave here this week now, so we were informed tonight.
Weather cold, it began to snow this afternoon. We unloaded a carload of poles this morning then worked putting in phones. Got in three today. This was McKinley Day but was not very much observed here.
Weather cold. We strung wire all day. Just before noon a wire broke down in the hole I was to work on . It fell across trolley, it made fire fly in great shape. Lucky no one was hurt. It burned out about 20 fuses.
Friday January 31
Weather cold. We strung wire most of day then put in three new phones. The chimes at the University is certainly fine those bells play a nice tune.
Weather warm like spring. I helped Holister change phones in gun shop in afternoon. Tom Brady and I put in phones at Kipps on East B. St., payed board tonight.
Rain and Snow . I wrote to Nell, Fanny , Harry and Morton
Monday Feb. 3
Wind blew like the dickens all day and quite cold. Awful lot of trouble on lines . We chased trouble and got in one phone and changed the one at Rock Chlick(?) It was pretty cold working today but we got in our time.
Very cold , a raw wind all day. We strung wire all day, some on Albany , Second and Adams Sts. Is quite cold tonight. The St. cars run today but we have no electric lights yet.
|Telephone Poles and Street Cars in Ithaca NY 1910|
Quite cold but wind did not blow. We strung wire on Albany St., Cayuga,and Prospect Sts. Its an awful job to string wire here on State St. I am quite tired tonight.
Thursday Feb. 6
Weather very cold in morning but warm and pleasant in afternoon. We strung wire all day. I found a pocketbook on sidewalk this morning . It contained $.75.
Weather cold. We put in three phones today. I rec’d letter and paper from Nell. I found spring collar button today on Buffalo St. in middle of road. This is Junior week at the University. A man was badly hurt here today.
Weather beastly cold and windy . We worked on East Hill in morning stringing wire this afternoon. We changed three phones and done some cutting over . I have a bad cold.
Sunday February 9
Weather cold and stormy. I have a very bad cold. My head is just about the size of a bushel basket. I wrote to Sister Nell and S.W.
Weather cold but thawed some at noon. We dug two holes and sat two poles on Madison St. then strung wire rest of day. Its about all I can do to work. My head feels so bad from the effects of my cold.
Very cold. We strung wire about all day but got in two phones . I rec’d letter from Harry, Vera and Fanny. Had a fire today, noon in Square, just below Hotel. Did not do but little damage.
Wednesday February 12
A little warmer it snowed a little. We strung wire & Louie and I put in our first phone alone. I sent Harry reg. letter containing $50. I sent a valentine to Susie today noon. My head aches like fury about 5 P.M. every day since Sunday.
Quite cold snowed part of day. We strung wire and put in three phones. Fire company was called out about 4:30 p.m. Fire did not amount to much. Louie and I each rec’d a letter from Lillian.
|The Ithaca Fire Company as Tom would have seen it.|
Cold weather. We dug holes on Spring St. the ground was froze about 20 inches. I rec’d a letter from Susie today noon.
Saturday February 15
A little warmer today. We shaved and gained six poles drew him out and sat them on Spring St. I rec’d a letter from Miss Brown today noon;. Louie and I called at Mr. Browns on Buffalo St. last night. We played on Violin and Piano for them.
Weather warm. I wrote to Vera and Fran, Susie, Lillian & Lulu.This is mothers and Fanny Birthday.
Weather warm in morn, got real cold tonight. We shaved and gained poles all day. I rec’d a Valentine from Lillian and I also rec’d cornet from Harry.
Tuesday February 18
Weather cold. Louie and I dug hole on corner of Spring & Buffalo St. Help put in phones afternoon. I rec’d letter from Harry, also from E. W. Besley. I bought book of duets today.
Weather exceedingly cold this morn but warmed up considerable . We strung wire all day from Albany to Madison St. I rec’d a ltter and paper from Nell. Bought a pair of mittons.(Mittens)
Quite warm. We strung wire all day down Albany, Second, Adams and Cayuga Sts. Had two fires in town today , one on University Ave., burnt till roof fell in.
Friday, February 21
Warm weather. It snowed some. We dug two holes, poles raised, strung a little wire on North Cayuga St., and strung cable on State Tioga and Seneca Sts.
|Tioga Street Phone Poles erected by Tom and friends.|
Weather warm, pretty sloppy. We connected lines , put in three phones. A minstrel show are here tonight, they had a parade today, noon. The fire department was called out at 12:30 box 25.
Weather warm. I wrote to Harry also to Nellie.
Weather Warm. I worked on Cornell lights stringing wire and changing crossarms all morning. This afternoon Louie Stone and I strung wire on Tioga St.
Warm weather. We dug two holes and sat the poles on Albany St., then strung wire on Stewart Ave. Also on hill beyond Eddie St., and put in a phone up there. I rec’d letter from Susie and also one from Lillian.
Weather warm. We strung wire on Cayuga and Clinton and South Albany Sts. Tied up cable on Auora St.,Garvie from Elmira areas here.
Thursday February 27
Weather warm and pleasant. We strung a little wire on State St. connected up some lines and shaved poles. The head push from Elmira was here. I rec’d letter from Lulu.
It begun raining last night and has rained by showers all day. We begun work in pole yard but S.W., W.H. and I got sent to Caroline Center on tole trouble. We left here about 11 A.M., had an awful time , roads washed away and we were wet to skin.
Saturday March 1
Nice pleasant day. We came back to Ithaca this morning, got here 11:20. This afternoon Hollister, Louie and I chased trouble on lines here. University Boys had a big fight here yesterday. Its an awful sight to see water in gorges.
Sunday March 2
It rained about all night and today. I have written to mother and Morton.
Weather a little cooler , it snowed a little last night after it stopped raining. We strung wire all day on State St. this morning, then on Tioga St. I am feeling a great deal better tonight and my eyes are much better.
Weather cool. We strung wire all day , some on State St., Plain St., and on North Aurora St. I rec’d letter from Vera and one from Burt. Louie was boss most of day. We also hung cabel on State St.
Wednesday March 5
Weather cold in forenoon, snowed all afternoon, so we could not work but part of afternoon. I bought autoharp and pair of rubber boots. We dug holes on South Aurora St.
Fine weather , we shaved poles this morning and dug holes the rest of day. I rec’d letter and papers from Nell. W.J. Bryon speaks here in Lyceum tonight, subject a conquering Nation.
Weather warm. We dug holes this morning and raised holes until 4 P.M. then dug holes again. Received our pay again today.
Saturday March 8
Weather warm. We dug holes and sat poles on Seneca St. then worked putting in telephones.
Weather rainy. I wrote to Nell, Vera and William Hulslander. It’s a dark dismal day.
Weather nice and warm. Louie and I put on arms and transferred wires on Seneca St. by Saving Bank. Philllipps and gang came here today. Harry Ayres is among his gang.
Tuesday March 11
Fine weather. Louie and I finished changing wires on Seneca St. this morn. Then shaved poles until noon then put on arms at corner of State and Corn St. It’s beginning to rain tonight. I rec’d letter from Burt also Susie. I ans. Burts letter tonight.
Weather warm and pleasant. Louie Brown and I put on double crossarms on corner of Clinton ,Cayuga Sts.,also drove steps in poles. I drank first ale today since I came to this place.
Weather stormy part of time. We drew poles on Tioga St., and sat six. I have been feeling very bad today. I did not sleep much last night on account of sweating so .My stomach is a little out of order but is better tonight.
Friday March 14
Fine weather. Louie, Bradly and I put on double crossarms all day. We received our last week pay today. My throat is quite sore and I feel a great deal better today. I have not smoked since last Wednesday.
Fine weather. We put on crossarms then put in a telephone, then raised and sat poles on North Tioga St.. I am feeling fine again tonight.
Weather warm and nice. It tried to rain a little this morning but finally broke away. I wrote to Lillian and Susie.
Monday March 17
Weather cold. We had a fire on top of office pole caused by hot wire last night. It burnt out 50 pair cabel. We all worked on pole all day and are about half through.
Very cold ,snowed part of time. We worked on office pole all day. Are trying to get lines to work that was burnt out j, they are not all to work yet. Miller and Bradly quite gang. There is but five of his now in gang.
Weather very cold. We chased trouble all day. Have a lot yet . I rec’d letters from Vera and Fanny and E. W. Besley. I ans. Besley’s letter and one from Burt tonight.
Thursday March 20
Weather a little warmer. I helped shack trouble and put in a phone also. Drove a few stepps. I rec’s a letter from S. Brown
Weather warm. We finished sitting two poles then took down small cabel and put it up on Cayuga St. then transferred wires by Barrel factory. I rec’d letter and paper from Nell today.
Warm and Pleasant. Louie and I strung wire this morning and this afternoon. We all shacked trouble.
Sunday March 23
Fine weather, nicest day we have had since we have been here. I wrote letters to Vera , Fannie, Nellie and S.B.
Fine weather. Louie Stone and I put on crossarms all day .While at work, climbing(?) down a pole, a wrench slipped away striking me on top of head. It blead quite a lot and is very sore. Tuesday 25
Fine weather. Louie, Colegrove and I put on arms all day. I rec’d letter from Susie and harry. I went to theater last night and saw played way down east, it was fine.
Wednesday March 26
Fine weather. I’ve strung wire and trimmed trees on Spring St. I sent letter to Susie and one to mother and Burt.
Tried to rain two or three times today but did not. We worked on poles by Clinton House on Seneca St. I sent letter to Harry.
Weather a little rainy but we worked all day. Louie and I worked by Clinton house and on Albany St. I rec’d letters from cousin will and S.B. We rec’d our last weeks pay today noon.
Saturday March 29
Tried to rain part of time. We dug holes and shaved and sat poles on South Cayuga St. I rec’d letter from Burt Ben Phillips gang of linemen. Were all laid off tonight.
Fine weather. This is Easter Sunday. I wrote letters to Burt, Will, Lillian and S.B. Charley R Reynolds & Joe Newman and Don Bradley came here from Waverly to work.
Fine weather but began to snow toward night. I helped to string wire on south Cayuga and State Sts. ,also put on crossarms on South Cayuga St.
Tuesday April 1
It snowed. It stormed about all day . I done old poles in morning. We unloaded a carload of poles and put on a few arms in afternoon. Some of boys quit work because they didn’t get strait time. I sent $50 to Harry today.
Cold raw wind all day. We worked putting on crossarms and transferring wire on State from Corn to Meadow St. Charley Reynolds continues to work for us. Garvey was here today.
Weather stormy. We put in phones and on crossarms also changed over wires on state St. I rec’d letter from Susie the first letter I have got this week.
Friday April 4
Fine weather. I helped draw poles all morning . Afternoon I helped Holister put up cabel. Billey Brown came tonight to work here. We received our weeks pay today. I got a letter from Burt.
Fine weather. I helped Holister string wire and connect up line down East Cayuga St. to East Geneva St.
Fine weather in morning but begun to rain about 4 P.M. I hardly been out of house all day.
Monday April 7
Fine weather. Holister, Stone and I put in two phones and desk set and changed one phone. Wallace Aull came to work tonight.
Rained part of time real hard. I worked all day helping put in phones. I rec’d letter from Harry, also from Lillian. I wrote to Susie tonight.
It rained about all day. Holister and I put in two telephones and one desk set.
Thursday April 10
It rained a little while . Holister Stone and I put in two telephones and run wire on Lake St. Louie and Reynolds went to town. I wrote a letter to Brother Harry tonight.
Rained part of day. Holister and I connected line on State St., then put in phone at Fall Creek. Louie and Charley went to Etna again today.
It tried hard to rain but did not rain hard. Holister and I put in two telephones on West Hill this morning then we connected up lines the rest of day.
Sunday April 13
Rain and snow. It’s getting colder tonight. I wrote to Burt, Harry and Lillian. I shaved off my moustache this morning.
A pretty nice day. Holister Stone and I strung wire and put in a phone by carriage shop. I rec’d a letter from Susie and one from Morton.
Fine weather. Holister and I put in two telephones then done odd jobs. I wrote to Susie tonight.
Wednesday April 16
Fine weather. Holister, Pool and I put in three phones, strung wire on Albany and Lake Dr. I rec’d a letter from Vera. Louie went too show tonight. I just came from hearing Band play .The show is, In Old Kentucky.
Fine weather. Holister, Pool and I put in two phones then strung wire on Cornell Heights, Brown, W. M. left this hotel tonight, also Harry Ayres. Received our week pay today.
Saturday April 19
Fine weather. Holister, Pool and I put in two phones and connected lines. Charley Reynolds fell from pole, shattered his arm and hurt him very badly. He was taken to hospital. I rec’d letter from Bro Burt and Lulu.
Nice weather. Holister, Pool and I strung wire on East Hill. I wrote to Vera tonight . I have felt mean all day.
Tuesday April 22
Weather very warm. We strung wire on Prospect St. Holister, Pool and I put in one phone. I rec’d letter from Nell and one from Lillian.
Weather windy and colder. Holister, Pool and I put in two telephones on Giles St. Sat a pole and got wires to them . I rec’d letter from Fannie.
Fine weather. Holister, Pool and I spliced cabel and hung it on Lake St. I rec’d letter from Susie. Louie and I visited Reynolds in hospital tonight until 8 P.M. then we attended Band concert in Park by Ithaca Band.
Friday April 25
Weather cool and begun to rain tonight. We strung wire all day took time to put in a phone. I rec’d letter from Mother . We rec’d our weeks pay today.
Cool and windy. Holister , Pool and I connected up lines at Fall creek and done some cutting over. I was to see Reynolds this afternoon, he was feeling quite comfortable.
Weather windy and cold. I wrote to Mother, Susie , Nellie and Lillian. Louie, Brookins and I went all afternoon exploring Buttermilk Falls, it’s a fine sight.
Monday April 28
Fine weather, quite warm. We strung wire and connected up phones . Holister went into country on trouble. Louie, Brookins and I are going to show tonight called Arizona.
Weather nice until 4 P.M. when it begun to rain. Has rained quite hard since. We strung wire on Queen St., and Stewart Ave. I rec’d letter from Morton and Harry. I wrote to Susie tonight.
Fine weather. I with two men, strung wire on North Aurora St. this morn and on the hill this afternoon.
Thursday May 1
Cold weather, cloudy all day. We strung wire on Prospect St., then wired a house on Plain St., then done some cutting over on University Avenue. We rec ‘d our weeks pay today.
Cloudy and cool. We strung wire on Tititus Ave., Prospect St, South Geneva st and Allana St.. It’s a little warmer tonight.
Cool and cloudy. We strung wire on North Albany St.,also on West Mill St. We had a wire on Alltanator this morn but no one was seriously hurt.
Sunday May 4
Fine day but we are having a thunder shower tonight , the first this spring. I am feeling very good today, the best in a long time, although I’ve had nothing to complain of.
Cloudy and cool. Holister, Pool and I finished line on West Mill St.. We healped hang big sign on new exchange then got a line up Spring and Buffalo Sts. I rec’d two Mansfield papers from Nell today.
Warm and cloudy. It begun to rain about 5:15 and is raining real hard yet,8 P.M. I have been healping run wire all day. I rec’d letters from Vera , Susie and Lillian.
Wednesday May 7
Fine weather. Holister, Pool and I run a little wire connected up lines for three phones and changed bell on one . I wrote to Vera and Harry tonight.
Fine weather. I took Stone, Pool and Botsford on Cornell Campus and dug holes. I rec’d a letter from Lulu.
Cold windy day. We drew poles upon campus until 4 P.M. then put on crossbars. We rec’d our last weeks pay today noon.
Saturday May 10
Cold raw wind. We put on crossarms , drew poles and sat them on campus. I bought suit of clothes tonight.
Weather a little warmer. I wrote to Susie and Lulu
Fine weather. I took 4 men and put on crossarms and strung wire on campus. Louie and I had our pictures took today noon. I saw dress parade by University cadets tonight.
Tuesday May 13
Fine weather but quite a cold wind. I took three men and run wire all day, most of time on Campus. I got my hair cut tonight.
Fine weather, a little cool. We all worked on North Aurora St., cutting over wire ,stringing wire and putting on crossarms. Louie and I visited Mr. William Brown and wife, had a very pleasant time.
Fine weather. We finished work on North Aurora St., took out three telephones and begun job on Spring St. I rec’d letter from F. Baxter offering me job in Conn. Also talked with him over telephone tonight.
Friday May 16
Fine weather. We worked on East State St. in morn. I did not work in afternoon but packed grips ,took them to Depot where Louie and I took train and came to Elmira at night on our way home. Saturday 17
Fine weather. Louie and I left Elmira in morn and arrived at Col X Roads at 8 A.M.. His father met us there. I stayed with them until after dinner then came on and saw my Uncle ,Aunt and Cousins then got home about 6 P.M.
Fine weather. I found my folks in good shape, all except Father who is lame . We enjoyed ourselves immencely. About 3:30 PM I went to Mansfield with Harry and girls . While there I met Miss Brown and got home about 12 P.M.
Monday May 19
We had light showers this morn. Burt, Morton and I drilled in a piece of corn. I went to Austinville to see Louie tonight but he was gone away. I got home at 10 P.M. Rec’d letter from G. Baxter.
Rainy weather. Father and the boys ground feed. We had a cow get chocked which we doctored all morn. I started to pack my clothes.
Fine weather. I finished packing my clothes and Mother took me to Mansfield this afternoon , where I stayed all night.
Thursday may 22
Fine weather. I left Mansfield on 7:30 train, changed cars at Lawrenceville and went to Corning, N.Y. , where I arrived at 11 A.M. I visited my sister Nell and Bro-in-law until 6:20 P.M. then took N.Y.C.& H.R.R.R. for N.Y. City.
Fine weather. I rode all night and arrived in N.Y. at Grand Central Depot 7 A.M..My friend F. Baxter met me at 8:30 after which we went around city until 10 A.M. then took train for Stamford, where we arrived at 12 noon.
I began work this morn for the Southern North East telephone company here in Stamford. This is a city of 19,000 situated on Long Island sound, and is 39 miles from N.Y. City
Sunday May 25
Light showers. I came to board with Mr. Jones, Alantic St., No.9, last night, lodging here last night for the first. I wrote to Susie, Mother, Lillian, Lulu, Louie
Fine weather. I chased trouble for Southern New England telephone co., in Stamford.
Rained about all day. I went to work at 7:30 A.M.. I healped the cabel men pull cabel out of old exchange, healped hunt troubel and moved stuff to new office. Wrote letter to Vera tonight.
Wednesday May 28
Weather cold all day. We strung a few loops, chased some trouble and put in two or three telephones . I bought my uniform tonight, it cost me $8.50.
Weather a little warmer. Frank and I put in a telephone up Rhodes Hill this afternoon. Minor Dibbel and I went to New Canaan. We went on trolley R.R. and drove back. I rec’d my first Pa. letter today , it was from Sis Lillian.
Fine weather. We put on crossarms and strung some wire. Frank and I put in telephones on Strawberrry Hill. I saw automobile race by 57 automobiles from N.Y. City Automobile Club. The day was observed here.
Saturday May 31
Fine weather. I run two cabel loops this morn. I went to New Canaan on trouble this afternoon. I rec’d my first pay from the Southern New England Telephone Co. today. I rec’d letters from Susie and Lulu.
Fine weather. I stayed in house about all day. I wrote letters to Lulu , Lillian and Susie. I went to church at Methothist Church tonight.
Fine weather. I went to New Canaan and finished a line this morn. In afternoon , Minor and I run wire on 3d St. It was quite warm today. I sweat quite a bit.
Tuesday June 3
Weather very hot, Minor and I put in a telephone and drew up wire this morn. Then Minor went to N.Y. and I put on crossarms and done some changing wire. I rec’d a letter from Louie W. today. I attended Pawnee Bill show tonight. I saw his parade today. The show was poor for $.50
Quite warm, Minor and I went out in country over toe lines this morning. Afternoon, Frank and I strung some wire and cabel down by Depot. I wrote to Louie Wright tonight, Minor bought me a pair of Buffalo Grips in N.Y. City yesterday, they cost me $5.85.
June weather. Minor and I went to New Canaan this forenoon, fixed some cabel this afternoon we healped electric light raise three poles then we went on trouble . I did not get back until 7 P.M. I rec’d letter from Sister Nell and one from friend Lillian.
Friday June 6
Fine weather. Minor and I healped electric light people and done a job by Depot. I wrote to mother and Morton also Burt. I sent Morton $9. I rec’d letter from Mother and Morton today noon.
Fine weather, it sprinkled a little about noon. Minor and I cleaned out yard back of exchange this morn , this afternoon we put in telephone at Mr. Mixon, Prospect St. I bought two suits of sindercloth tonight for $1.
Quite windy, rained , two light showers. I wrote to Sister Nell . I went to congregational church tonight. The text was: Thou Knowest’ , a fine sermon , also fine singing.
Monday June 9
Fine weather. I fitted poles this morn, afternoon Frank and I put in Deskset at Hospital. A fellow has a gramphone here tonight, he’s played it for two hours. Frank called on me tonight. I bought a handax tonight , it cost me $.86, price was $1.00.
Fine weather. I fitted poles all forenoon, afternoon I trimed a tree , put on a crossarm and used toe lines on Glenbroook Ave.. I rec’d letters from Susie, Lulu and Louie. I wrote to Lillian and Susie tonight.
Nice weather all forenoon but begun to rain about 4 P.M. and is raining yet, 9 P.M. I put in cabel at Raymonds repaired wire on Pacific St.,Ganf Bro. and got ground off of circuit 211.
Thursday June 12
Weather very warm. Minor and I run cabel loop on Atlantic St, then I went clearing all obstructions from circuit 63, which goes to Wallas Point. I rec’d a letter from Sister Vera.
Very warm. I changed loop at Insane Asylum and trimed line in morn, afternoon Frank and I run loop at Seaside Mills. I made application to become member of Telephone Mutual Benefit Society today. I rec’d a letter from Lillian.
Minor and I went to Sound Beach this forenoon on troublel. Afternoon I went to New Canaan just as I got back at 6 P.M. an Ellectric ground came and Minor and I went to New Canaan on that. We got back at 9 A.M. I did not get supper.
Sunday June 15
Pretty hot. I wrote to Sister Vera, Lillian, Lulu and Louie today. I’ve hardly been out of house. I went to Baptist Church tonight. A pretty good sermon was preached.
Very hot. I chased trouble to Wallacs Point this morn. Afternoon I worked on line on Prospect St. circuit No. 5. It’s raining tonight , a thunder shower.
Fine weather. I chased trouble about all day. I rec’d letter from Susie, Nell and Burt. Had a big fire in Laundry today about 2 P.M. . It was in next door to this boarding house about 4 ft. from my room. I bought Susie a ring tonight.
Wednesday June 18
Fine weather. Minor and I drew five holes to waterside then I dug holes the rest of day. I got four down. I sent letter and ring to Susie today noon by registered mail.
Rained about all morn, but cleared up at noon. I dug one hole and Minor and I dug another together. We chased a little trouble. It was a electric ground on circuit 5.
Fine weather. Minor and I fitted some poles, loaded and sent to New Canaan. We went up there and unloaded them, came back and fixed wires to Sound Beach. I rec’d letter from Lillian.
Saturday June 21
Rained all day. Minor and I ground up all our tools. I bought a pair of shoes. My room mate left me tonight. We rec’d our weeks pay tonight.
Fine weather, cool and nice. I have written to Lillian, Nell and Burt. Went to Episcopal Church tonight.
Tuesday June 24
Cool weather. I took two men and went to New Canaan, dug holes , was there all day. I rec’d letters from Mother, Vera and Susie. We are having Band Concert tonight. My Porch, from Bridgeport came back tonight(?)
Cold weather. We worked in New Canaan about all day , setting poles and stringing wire. We got in telephone at Chase. I rec’d a letter from Lillian Wright tonight.
Rained all last night very hard. Has been cool and windy today. Minor and I chased trouble all day. Sent letter to Burt for Baxter today. The High School graduates here tonight exercises in opera house tonight.
Friday June 27
Cool weather. Minor and I worked about all day at Sound Beach putting on crossarms, stringing wire, put in a telephone and chased trouble.
A little warmer today. I chased trouble all morn, healped Minor put in a telephone afternoon. I climb a flag pole tonight put in a rope at work 10 ft. high. I rec’d a fine picture of my sister Vera and Harry today noon.
Rained very hard all day. I wrote to Vera, Mother and Susie. Went to Prespertyuran church tonight.
Monday June 30
Very cool all day. I put in telephone at Mr. Blands and then worked moving one on Cove Road. I wrote to Lillian tonight.
Tuesday July 1
Fine weather. Finished the telephone on Cove Road this morning. Went to New Canaan this afternoon and wired a house. I rec’d a letter from Bro. Burt today noon.
Fine warm day. Minor and I run some wire, took out two telephones and put in two telephones. I rec’d a letter from friend Boland of Bridgeport and a letter and two papers from Nell.
Thursday July 3
Rained about all forenoon. I went on trouble afternoon. I went to Sound Beach on No.1 cleared it up and trimed line. They began celebrating here at 9:30 P.M.
Fine weather. Bang-Boom all day since 4 A.M. We worked until 8:30 P.M. clearing trouble and I took down some wire at Rock Hill Farm. I went to Woodside Park tonight and saw fireworks.
Weather very hot with thundershower about night. I worked with two men in New Canaan this forenoon , afternoon we dug holes in Darien. I wrote to Susie tonight as I got a letter from her today noon.
Sunday July 6
Cloudy cool day. I wrote to Nell, Burt Bolan and Louie. I went to Baptist church tonight , did not think much of sermon.
Fine weather , cloudy most of day. I took men and dug holes at Darien.
Rained a little in morn but cleared off and was very hot. I took men went to Darien , finished digging holes, fitted poles and sat two. I rec’d letters from Vera, Morton and Lillian.
Tuesday July 15
Fine weather. We worked on line toward Sound Beach this morn, then we reset two poles in town and chased trouble. I rec’d letter from Mother and a line from Vera, Fine shower tonight.
Fine weather. We worked on line toward Sound Beach digging holes and moved one pole in Sound Beach.
Fine weather had a nice shower at noon. I set men digging holes at Sound Beach then went and trimed line to Riverside. In afternoon I chased trouble . I rec’d letter and Papers from Nell , also rec’d letter from Lillian.
Friday July 18
Fine weather. The men and I drilled and blasted a hole at Sound Beach this morn afternoon. I went on trouble again . The men went to Sound Beach and dug holes.
Cloudy and cool. I worked on troubles and run two cabel loops . I rec’d a fine letter from Susie.
Cool weather. I wrote to Mother, Susie and Lillian . Went to church at Presbyrterian church. A minister preached form Scranton, Pa. It began to rain again tonight.
Monday July 21
Nice pleasant weather. Minor and I put in new telephone and chased trouble all day.
Warm with a heavy shower tonight at dark. Cannon and I run wire toward cove mills then I painted a pole in front of office. I rec’d letter from Vera, Morton and Burt all of which I answered tonight.
Fine weather. Cannon and I run loop into Green house between Springdale and Glenbrook this morning, afternoon we unloaded and distributed poles on line to Sound Beach.
Thursday July 24
Fine weather. Cannon and I put up stagings in morn and gained poles toward Sound Beach in afternoon. It began to rain tonight.
Fine cool cloudy day.Cannon and I finished fitting the poles and unloaded eight more. I rec’d a letter from Susie today noon.
Cannon and I put in telephones on Cove road at Dingeys in morn. Afternoon I moved telephone of Seawyest Powells from opera house to advocate building.
Sunday July 27
Cool cloudy day. I wrote to Susie and Nell. I went to Presbyterian church and heard sermon by preacher from England. There was an awful large congregation.
Fine weather our than awful thunder shower about 4:30. Cannon and I dug holes at Sound Beach of which two were filled up by Mrs. Dale. We also tried unloading some poles there which was dejected to.
Fine day with another shower tonight. We chased trouble all day. I rec’d letters from Vera, Mother, a line from fanny and letter from Lillian.
Wednesday July 30
Fine weather. I chased trouble all day. Went on train to Sound Beach this afternoon and drove horse up here. I took my first automobile ride today noon. I rec’d letter from Burt Morton and Lulu.
Fine weather. I run wire from Rock hill farm toward Small Pox House where there is now three cases, came back and went to Sound Beach.
I worked with Ronegs gang toward Sound Beach all day. We got line cleared so the first trolley car passed over line at 5:30 P.M. I rec’d letter from Susie tonight.
Saturday August 2
Fine weather. I worked with gang on line at Sound Beach. Trolley cars began to run regular this afternoon on Sound Beach division. Received our pay today.
Cloudy rainy day. I wrote to Louie , Lulu, and Lillian.
Very hot day. I went to Sound Beach with gang this morn then came back and chased trouble rest of day. I deposited $25 more today in Stamford trust Co. Saving Bank.
Tuesday August 5
Very warm, Minor, Frank and Mr. Mix went to field day. I chased trouble all day. I went and saw Militia Co. C of Conn. Drill tonight also heard Band concert in Park.
Rain in morn and about dark. I chased trouble all day. I had my shoes soled and heels put on ,it cost me $1.
Fine weather. I worked with Bridgeport gang on line toward Sound Beach. I rec’d letter and two papers from Nell.
Friday August 8
Fine weather , cool and nice. I worked with gang on line toward Sound Beach. We got about done. I rec’d a letter from Susie today noon.
Fine weather. I worked with Bridgeport gang stringing wire toward Voroton. We got as far as Glenbrook. We rec’d our weeks pay today, I got all one dollar bills.
Fine weather. I went walking with Charley Mallon this morning. I wrote to Susie today.
Monday August 11
Very hot, had a shower about 6 P.M. I worked with gang stringing wire all day . We went from Glenbrook to Voroton today. I sweat something awful. It’s much cooler since the shower.
Nice cool pleasant day. I drove horse to Voroton for the gang came back and chased trouble rest of day. I rec’d a letter from Lillian today noon.
Fine weather. Minor went on excursion . Frank and I put in telephone at Campbels and wired a house at Riverside . I rec’d a letter from Louie Wright.
Thursday August 14
Fine weather. Minor and I put up cable seat, strung wire down Atlantic St. and run loop and put in telephone on Voroton Hill.
Fine weather. Minor and I went to Sound Beach on trouble . Came back and got the wires cleared at noon. I healped sat a sign pole afternoon. I rec’d letter from Lulu and one from Vera.
Fine weather. I and frank went to Riverside this morn and put in telephone, came back and Minor and I went to Shippan and transferred a line afternoon .Minor and I helped put up some fire alarm wires on Richmond Hill. Rec’d letter from Susie.
Sunday August 17
As fine a day as I ever saw. I wrote to Louie, Lillian, Lulu, Susie and Nell. Went to Presbyterian church tonight.
Fine weather. A gang of Italians came to work under me this morn. We are building a new line of 110 poles.
Fine weather. With the gang I got 26 poles sat today. I bought a dinner basket, which is my first one. I wrote to E.W. Besley and Miss Meade.
Wednesday August 20
Fine weather. I worked on new line with gang. We got 33 poles sat today. Most of boarders are going on excursion tonight but I am going to stay at home. I wrote a letter to Vera.
Rained a little today. I worked with gang. We sat poles by Mr. Taylors house. I rec’d a line from Mother also one from Vera.
Fine weather. I worked with gang setting poles , we got very near end of line. I rec’d a letter from Susie tonight.
Saturday August 23
Fine weather. I worked with gang. We have poles about all set for the new line. Received our weeks pay tonight. I rec’d a few lines form Bro Burt.
Nice pleasant day. I wrote to Mother, Burt and Susie. I went calling on Mr. Dibbel tonight, had a very pleasant time.
Fine cool day. I finished setting holes with gang on Miss Dean’s loop. Frank called on me tonight. We had a fine visit.
Tuesday August 26
Quite warm about noon. Minor and I put on crossarms at Shippan Point then went on trouble on Palmar Hill then went to Glenbrook and started to set ginfol(?)I rec’d a letter from Louie.
Very hot in middle of day. Minor and I done odd jobs. I rec’d a letter from Sister Nell. I deposited twent y five dollars more today noon in Saveing Bank of Trust Co. Stamford.
Minor and I worked in Voroton Hill trimming tree in morn. Afternoon we went on trouble
Friday August 29
Fine weather. This morn Minor and I worked in Glenbrook digging hole for flagpole, afternoon we strung wire on south St. First Show of season tonight at Opera House.
Fine weather, Minor and I dug two holes and drew the poles for the Stamford Power Co. loop and hunted trouble.
Fine weather,rather hot. I wrote to Louie, Morton, Franny, Nell and Susie. I am feeling fine today.
Monday September 1
Fine day. This is Labor Day. Minor and I hunted trouble and went to Glenbrook , sat flag pole at schoolhouse. Had a big parade here in Stamford, one band two Drum Corps, and all trades.
Fine weather. Minor and I chased trouble all day. This is my Birthday. I am 26 years old. I rec’d letters today from Vera, Harry and E. M. Besley.
Fine weather. Minor and I put on arms in morn, afternoon I healped McKlane change electric light arms and then healped cable men put on two cable boxes.
Thursday September 4
Had a shower afternoon. Jake Rooney came with his gang and we run wire on new line . I caught quite a bad cold, my head feels quite bad.
Fine weather. I worked with gang stringing wire. I rec’d a letter picture from Lillian and I wrote one to Harry.
Fine weather. I worked with gang part of day then went with Minor and Frank putting in telephones. Cabel men came to put in cable tonight.
Sunday September 7
Rained until l10 A.M. then cleared off and we had a fine day. I went to Methodist church on Maple Avenue. I enjoyed the service very much.
Fine weather. Minor and I run wire at Merritts on Voroton Hill this morning then Frank and I put in telephone at Taylors on Palmer Hill. I wrote to E M. Besley.
Rained awful hard about all day. Minor and I worked on Voroton Hill this morn. Chased trouble afternoon. Supt. was in town today. I rec’d letters from Susie, and Louie W..I ans Susie tonight.
Wednesday September 10
Fine weather. Minor and I worked on trouble all day. I did not get home until 7:15 P.M. I bought a razor strap tonight , it cost me $1.
Fine weather. Minor and I finished telephone at wire co. then Frank and I put in one on Richmond Hill. I rec’d letter from Nell today noon.
Fine weather. Minor and I changed arms on cable pole at St. Joheres Park. I bought wrench for Co. in place of one we lost.
Saturday September 13
Rainy nasty disagreeable kind of day. Minor and I run some wire for tel .at Methodist parsonage and done a few odd jobs. I took out an accident insurance policy . I bought a watchchain today.
Fine weather. I worked all day healping cable man at St. Johns Park. I went to Maple Ave. church tonight. Illustrated sermon storyoptican views.
Fine weather. Frank and I went to New Canaan and run wire and put in telephone on East Ave. then we run some wire on Atlantic St. I wrote to Louie tonight.
Tuesday September 16
Fine weather. Frank and I went to New Canaan and put in a telephone , came back and finished one on Atlantic St. I rec’d letters from Susie , Vera and Lillian. I visited at Minor’s Dibbels tonight.
Fine weather. Frank and I put in tele. On Greenwich Ave. Afternoon Minor and I ran cabel for Dorsey and sat two poles at Power Co. I bought Harmonica tonight. I called on Frank tonight.
Rainy nasty day. Frank and I went to Glenbrook this morn, came back and done odd jobs. I fixed up violin. I wrote to Susie tonight.
Friday September 19
Rainey nasty kind of day. I went on trouble in morn to Voroton. Afternoon around town. We rec’d our weeks pay. Wrote to Nell tonight.
Rained a little this morn, then cleared off. Minor and I went to New Canaan and put in new underground cable for Fisher. I received letter from Lillian.
Cloudy day. I wrote to Vera and to Lillian. We had a fire in town last night.
Monday September 22
Fine weather. I went on trouble in morn, afternoon Minor and I helped cable men . Tried to pull in cable at St. Johns park
Fine weather. Frank and I put in telephone near Vortons on Palmer Hill. Afternoon I went to Talmage Hill and fixed loop. I rec’d letter from Susie , Mother, Franny and Vera, also Louie. I ans. Louie and Susies tonight.
Rainy weather. We worked at odd jobs . I went to see Frank tonight. We had a big time playing violin, banjo,and mouthorgan.
Thursday September 25
Rained hard all day. Frank and I put in extension desk set at Saywer Hardware Store. Bridgeport Cable men came down but could not work on account of rain.
Rained hard all day. Frank and I put in two extensions telephones. I rec’d letter from Lillian.
Rained part of time. Frank and I went to New Canaan and put in a telephone ,came back went to Sound Beach and moved Mrs. Dale telephone. I rec’d a letter from Wm Brown and from Wm Boland.
Sunday Sept. 28
Cloudy rainy kind of day. I wrote to Mother, Vera, William Brown, and Frannie.
Fine weather. Frank and I moved Dr. Rockwells(?) telephone into arcade and put on crossarms and run wire on Franklin St. I wrote to Vera as I rec’d a letter from her today noon.
Fine weather. I put in Bennans tele-and healped Minor put in another then chased trouble. I rec’d letters from Susie, Burt and Louie. I rote to Susie and Burt.
Wednesday, October 1
Rained part of day. I went to Riverside and Sound Beach and collected ,then to Shippan and got a telephone after that I done odd jobs. I wrote to Lillian and Boland. I bought an umbrella today, cost $1
Fine weather. Minor and I worked by Elm St. I got badly shook up by Electric current. Afternoon Minor and I chased trouble and went to Darien.
Fine weather. Minor and I cleared trouble and dug hole for pole on Atlantic St. by R.R. Bridge. We got the pole sat in afternoon.
Saturday , October 4
Fine weather. Minor and I worked on Atlantic St. by R.R. Bridge, putting on crossarms and guys also chased some trouble. I rec’d a letter from Bro. Burt and one from Lulu Brown. I wrote to Louie W. tonight.
Rained very hard all day. I wrote to Louie and to Lulu Brown. I hardly went out of house.
Very nice, pleasant day. We begin to work on eight hour day this morning. Minor and I worked change arms and wire on Atlantic St. by R.R. Bridge. I rec’d letter from Nell, Vera and Harry and Caper.
Fine weather. Minor and I worked on pole at corner of Manhattan and Atlantic St. I rec’d letter from Susie . I ans. Nells and Susies letters tonight. A big parade tonight on account of election returns.
Fine weather but cool and windy. Minor and I started cutting gams on line toward Shippan. I bought some clothes . I rec’d a letter from Billie Brown and one from Louie Wright.
Fine weather. I chased trouble in morn then cut gams toward Shippan Point. I wrote to Billy Brown and Bro Burt tonight.
Friday October 10
Fine weather. Minor and I worked on line toward Shippan this morn, then on line on Back Road. I rec’d a letter from Lillian.
It began to rain after noon. I worked all day around office. I took 6 o’clock train for N.Y. City on my way home. Got in N.Y. at 7 P.M. , took train in Jersey City at 9:25 for Corning , N.Y.
Stopped raining this morning about 4:30 A.M. About the time we got in Bingo(Binghamton). I arrived in Corning at 7 A.M. this morning. Stayed all day with Nell and Geo.
Monday Octob er 13
Rained part of time. I took train from Corning for home at 10:30 A.M. I arrived at home tonight at 7: P.M. Went riding with Susie.
Cloudy and rained some. Jennie Kiff and I went to Corning and were married at 8 o’clock tonight by Rev. Mr. Simmons at the home of Mr. and Mrs. G.T. Rolasan,75 Norman St.
Fine weather. Nell, Geo.,my wife and I took train. Went to Troy w here Burt met us and drove us home,where we arrived about 11 A.M.
Thursday , October 16
Fine weather. I went out hunting with George came back at noon. Jennie and I went to Mr. Besleys and stayed all night.
Nice weather. Susie and I went up home about 10:30. We drove over to Mansfield this afternoon and brought Fanny home. We all went to Mr. E. Besleys to party tonight.
Fine weather. Susie and I stayed at home all day , in evening Harry and I drove to Austinville where I attended Lodge and saw Louie W. . We got home about 1 o’clock tonight.
Sunday October 19
Fine weather. We all had a great dinner together as all the family were at home once more together.
Fine weather. Jennie and I left home at noon, went to Mansfield, took train and started for Stamford, Conn. We went by way of N.Y. C.R.R., arrived in N.Y. City Tuesday morn.
Wednesday October 22
Fine weather. I began work again this morning for Southern New England Tele. Co. We strung wire on Elm St. I bought a pair of gloves tonight.
Fine weather. We strung wire on Cannal St. and finished up Merrits loop at Shappan, also strung some wire by R.R. Depot.
Fine weather. Minor and I done some cutting over on Noroton Hill until noon then the directories came when we all went to disturbing them.
Saturday ,October 25
Fine weather. We placed new Directories . I went on a case of trouble on Forrest St, which I didn’t find.
Cold , raw , kind of day. Susie and I went to dock and on board the steamer Shady Side. I wrote to Louie W. and S.W. Reynolds.
Fine weather. Minor and I replaced new pole corner of Atlantic and Henry Sts. And began putting on arms. Susie and I called on Frank tonight.
Tuesday October 28
Rainy in morn. Minor and I sharpened tools then put on crossarms on Atlantic St. I paid Board bill this morn of $8.75.
Fine weather but quite windy. Susie went with Miss Knapp to N.Y. by way of steamboat, Shadyside. Minor and I worked on South Atlantic St.
Fine weather. Minor and I chased trouble. Susie and I went to opera ,saw play “A Man of Mystera
Friday October 31
Fine weather. Minor and I put on some crossarms by Atlantic St. Bridge. I went to Marks place below
Sound Beach in afternoon.
Saturday Nov. 1
Nice pleasant day. Minor and I done some cutting over on Atlantic St. below bridge. I went to Sound Beach and moved three poles in afternoon.
Fine weather. Susie and I stayed in most all day. Susie and I went to Presbyterian church tonight.
Monday November 3
Fine weather. Minor and I chased trouble and went to Sound Beach and moved a pole. A Republican Rally in opera house tonight.
Fine weather. a big crowd out to election. Minor and I chased trouble and covered trunk lines to Darien. I paid boardbill of $8.50 this morn.
Fine weather. Minor and I transferred wires at Shippan from old St. car poles to new poles. Susie and I went visiting at Minor Dibbles tonight.
Thursday Nov. 6
Nice weather. Minor and I worked on South Atlantic St. running wire and cutting over.
Cloudy and rained a little. I worked on South Atlantic St., running wire and cutting over.
Chased trouble all day. I went to Morton in morn, in afternoon Minor and I was on Richmond Hill and on Grove St. Received our pay today.
Sunday November 9
Cool, cloudy day. Susie and I stayed in house all day. Susie and I went to a musical service in Congregational Church tonight.
Fine weather. Minor and I went on trouble. Susie and I packed up our things and prepared to move from Mrs.Rice’s Boarding house.
Nice weather. Minor and I went over line and put on cable clips which had came off on wire cable. Susieand I changed Boarding places from Mrs. Rice to Minor Dibbles on Williams St
Wednesday November 12
Weather cold. Minor and I fixed cable in cableboxes at St. Johns Park.
Cloudy with light rain . Minor and I put on crossarms and transferred wire at Shippan from old poles to new . Susie and I went to opera and saw the Kentucky Fend players. I rec’d a letter from S.W. Reynolds.
Cloudy but cleared off in afternoon and was very warm and nice. Minor and I put hose on cable and run new jumpers in St. Johns Park. Susie was sick.
Saturday November 15
Cloudy in morning but cleared off and was very nice and warm afternoon. Minor and I put on crossarms on Stillwater Ave., also went on trouble.
Cloudy but warm. I wrote to Harry , Louie and Sall Reynolds. Mr. Charley Brown and Miss Knapp called on Susie and I this afternoon.
Fine weather. Minor and I went to West Port and healped the Norwalk Boys move some poles on the lines ,its 12 miles from here.
Tuesday ,November 18
Cloudy, windy. Minor and I worked at Sound Beach fitting poles. Susie paid Boardbill. Minor goes to work at 7 AM and quits at 4PM.
Fine weather. minor and I went to Sound and finished fitting poles. I went to New Canan in afternoon and moved telephone.
Fine weather. Minor and I healped Electric light men . Dug holes at Shippan. We also put on some crossarms. Susie and I spent the evening at Miss Knapps on Banks St., listened to phonograph.
Friday November 21
Fine weather. I healped electric light men finish at Shippan in morn, afternoon Minor and I ran wire and put in telephone at Daskans on Broad St. Also I moved Jenkins telephone on Wash-Ave. Received our pay today.
Fine weather. Minor and I run wire on Stillwater Ave. and covered trunk lines . It began to rain about 5 P.M. and is raining very hard tonight.
Windy and cold. Minor and I worked all day until 9:50 P.M. healping cable men do some work in Bedford Park.
Monday November 24
Fine weather. Minor and I chased trouble this morn. I put in telephone at Schofields , Broad St and went to Coliners Point. I begin work at 7 A.M. and quit at 4 P.M. this week.
Cloudy and cool. Minor and I chased trouble. Went to Sound Beach and dug holes in afternoon. I rec’d letter from Bro Burt and Mother.
Rained all morning. Minor and I worked in office until noon then went to Talmage Hill and reset a hole which had fallen down.
Thursday November 27
Cold raw wind. Minor , Frank and I worked until noon putting in tel . on Richmond Hill as it was Thanksgiving day we did not work in afternoon. Minors people had a fine dinnerr , turkey and Duck.
Cold and Windy. I put in tel. at Browns on Forest St. this morn. Minor and I went to Coliners Point in afternoon and moved Ziglers telephone. We got back about 6 P.M.
Nice pleasant day. I went on trouble on trunk lines to Darien. Came back and healped Minor put in two telephones.
Sunday November 30
Fine pleasant day. Minor and his wife went to his home to see his folks. Susie and I kept house.
Monday Dec. 1
Fine weather. I went on trouble then Minor and I worked on trunk lines. I bought suit of overalls and jumper.
Fine weather. Minor an d I put in tel. at Mrs. Roosevelts , fixed up trunk lines and repeared wire at J.G. Williams. I wrote to Louie tonight. Frank and Miss Girlie came over to spend eve. I am about sick.
Wednesday December 3
Warm , rained some last night. Minor and I put in tel. at Reeds and worked on line on South St. I rec’d letter from Harry and one from Erna. I wrote to Burt.
Fine weather. Minor and I healped cable men, then worked on South St. line putting on crossarm and drawing slack out of wire.
Rain and snow and sleet. Wind blew like the dickens. We worked in office all morn, afternoon I went to Darien ,got back about 4:20 P.M.
Saturday, December 6
Fine weather. I went on trouble. Was to Sound Beach in morn and Noroton in afternoon. I got through work tonight at 5:00 P.M.
Snowed and rained. Susie went to see doctor about her eye. I stayed in house about all day.
Cold , windy day. I chased trouble and done two or three little jobs. I bought a cap tonight. Susie and Mrs. Dibble went to minstrel show. I rec’d letter from Burt.
Tuesday December 9
Very cold, 6 degrees below zero. I chased trouble and put in telephone at Harvey Hoyts South St..The women had a falling out tonight.
Weather a little warmer, acts like rain tonight. I chased trouble and healped cable men. I rec’d letter from Louie, he said I could get work in Binghamton. Rec’d letter from Billy Brown.
Weather warm , began to storm about 2 P.M. We worked around off ice, on South St. and put on crossarms over on Weed Ave. I wrote to E.M Bisley tonight.
Friday Dec. 12
Cold wintry day. Minor and I went to Darien , put in tele, came back and Norwalk boys were here to healp us and we began stringing wire to Shippan. I rote to Nell tonight.
Stormed and was very rough. We did not do much in morn except chase a little trouble afternoon. We healped cable men take pipe off from pole. I bought pair of leggings and rubbers.
Nice day , overhead it snowed last night and this morn there was about 12 inches on ground. I wrote to Harry and Burt.
Monday December 15
Cold in morn but got warmer. Minor and I started putting in tel. on Hoyt St. then went on trouble the rest of day.
Rained very hard all day. I was out in it about all the time on trouble, got very wet.
Cold rain, wind. Minor and I worked stringing wire to Shippan. We have the wire about down there.
Thursday, December 18
Nice weather. We went on trouble and finished stringing wire to Shippan and put the telephone in . Susie’s half sister came to make her a corset(?)this afternoon. Jessie Luther of Middletown Conn.
Fine weather. Minor and I healped cable men and put in telephone at Newcombs on Hoyt St. Also cut over wires on Broad St. cable pole. Susie rented a room on Main St. where she and Jessie stayed tonight.
Fine weather. We left Minor Dibbles today, his wife got on a fit, so we left . Jessie Luther went home this afternoon. Minor and I strung wire on Weed
Sunday December 21
Rained hard all day. Jennie and I stayed in room all day except when we went out to dinner. I bought a meal ticket in restaurant today. 21 Meals for four dollars.
Fine weather. Minor and I cut over cable pole at Park Row in morn, afternoon we both chased trouble. Nice and warm..
Nice day but quite cold. Minor and I worked on new telephone at Sound Beach also chased trouble. Wrote to Louie tonight.
Wednesday December 24
Fine weather. We chased trouble and worked on line at Sound Beach. Louie made me a Xmas present of collar and cub box.
Snowed in morn but stopped toward night. Susie and I went out once to dinner. We cooked oysters and had lunch by ourselves.
Cold wintry day. Minor and I finished putting in telephone at Kooks at Sound Beach and run look for Kings tel. I rec’d letter from Father today noon also present of a tie from Burt. Susie got a watch.
Saturday December 27
Very cold in forenoon. Minor and I drove to Coliners Point and reset a pole , came back and connected up two telephones. Received a Christmas present from Vera.
A fine pleasant day. Mr. Brown and Miss Knapp came calling on us. I wrote to Father.
Snowed some. Minor and I run wire and put on some crossarms on Forrest St. to get a wire for a telephone at Baldings on Suberban Ave.
Tuesday December 30
Fine weather. Minor and I run some wire on State St., also went on trouble . Susie and I were both about sick with headache.
Fine weather. Minor an d I finished putting up wire on State St. and cutting over to give gas house direct wire. I went to Coliners Point in afternoon on troubel. Received a letter from Vera.
On night of Dec. 30,1901, I made a bargain with Pat Colonney for board at $4.per week, have since paid him as follows.
Jan. 4, 1902 $3.00
Jan. 11, 1902 $4.00
Jan. 18,1902 $4.00
Jan. 25, 1902 $4.00
Feb. 1, 1902 $4.00
Feb. 9, 1902 $4.00
Feb. 15, 1902 $4.00
Feb. 22, 1902 $4.00
March 1, 1902 $4.00
March 8,1902 $4.00
March 15, 1902 $4.00
March 22,1902 $4.00
March 29, 1902 $4.00
April 5, 1902 $4.00
April 12, 1902 $4.00
April 19,1902 $4.00
April 26, 1902 $4.00
May 3, 1902 $4.00
May 10,1902 $4.00
History Center on Main Street, 83 N. Main Street, Mansfield PA 16933
and The Museum of Us at 61 N. Main Street
Donations to the History Center support this website