1896 (Saturday) – Melvin (Henry Melvin Sperry) brought me up town. While Amy (Amy Powers) was visiting with the Burton’s. Mr. Burton most every evening brought some boys up to visit with this niece, for a little while, it was usually Ed McCune (Edward Hague McCune), sometimes Monte Whitmore, Rob McCune, etc. this evening it was Ed, Monte, Rob, Oscar (Alfred Oscar Lunt) and Shed Lunt (Shedrick James Lunt). They only stayed an hour or two but it kept me from studying my lessons for school. Amy was a good talker and she could entertain a group in conversation, I enjoyed it all but did not do much for the talking, I was too shy.