1897 (Monday) – I went down to Aunt Emma Hague’s (Emma Elizabeth Webb) and took a music lesson then on down to the post office. I had dinner up to Burton’s. In the afternoon, I went down to the courthouse and took a shorthand lesson and practiced on the typewriter. Towards evening Esther (Emily Esther Sperry) and I walked out to the farm. I fixed my business affairs so that I would not have to go up town for two weeks.