October 14, 1923
Went to Christian Endeavor and walked
home with Miss Ethel Vance. The beginning
of the end with Barb! More to come and
worse of it.
Went to work as usual and
upon arrival home found a letter from
Barbara. I wrote back tonight and told
her all she wanted to listen to for awhile.
Letter dated Sunday night. I showed it to
Ethel and she found it quite a surprise. All
former negotiations are broken?! Raining hard today.
nothing much doing except
plenty of time to dream as the work came
slow. Went to bed early.
Late to work. Malcolm caught
his finger in a “Dandy Rover” and I caught
mine in the main driving left.
Went down to Ethels and from
There to the car, thence the Opera House to see
“Wild Oats Lane.” One dandy play. We enjoyed
it very much and after the show we caught the
11:20 home. I arrived home the next day.
Church as usual. I took collection.
Went down to Vance’s afterwards and
stayed then till Christian Endeavor. Then home
to Ethels until 11:03. We made plans to go
on the following Saturday to the Opera to see
“The Lady of the Scarlet Poppy” Both delighted
with events of the last two days.
Rain as usual. Funny, every day
I go to see Ethel it rained next day. Hot dog.
Nothing much happened this week. Excitement
sure to follow the calm.
Hurrah! Something doing, about time.
We went to see the “Scarlet Poppy” tonight,
pretty interesting but not like last weeks.
Bot some candy and had a ride home with Nick.
Sunday Oct 28
Went to Church and after dinner
Ethel and I went for a walk out in the pines.
We landed at my house. No-one home. We stay-
ed till quarter to six and Frank showed up.
Christian Endeavor and supper at Miss Vances
followed in order. A big contract was made
Monday, Oct 29
Malcolm fairly kidded my ear
Off all day. Saw the new Chalmers to-day.
Burns hit his fingers with a hammer. No noise.
Two centers burnt out. I got hit
with a steel clip on the lower lip.
Jim fired some more help and kept me.
Nothing doing except work and not very
much of that. Somebody soaked for not ringing
in their time and Jimmie’s German gets blamed.
Tommie Martelle was at the Opera so we
stayed home. No unusual excitement.
Church and as usual Miss E. Vances company.
A walk in the woods back of the house and
then home. Mother had a very bad leg
so Dad stayed home with her. We stayed
till 5:45 then C.E. and 35 Watford ~.
Nothing doing. Lowell sure is a
dead hole. Burns had a good joke.
Malcolm gave me some tips on “How
and when to do it.” Some secret.
We went to see “What every girl should
know.” We found out at the Opera tonight.
This was a pretty good show. Herb gave us
A ride down back.
This afternoon (Sunday) we walked
up Ledge Hill and through the woods to
the Isolation Hospital. The usual program
of events followed.
Lawful Larceny tonight. Good show. She
liked it and thats all that matters.
Mr. & Mrs. Goddards were there so we stayed
and kept them company. Emma & Ethel and I
went to Christian Endeavor and then to Vances as
usual. A very interesting evening was spent.
Supper and entertainment tonight at the
Church. Plans for tomorrow night at
First Congl. Church made. We went – Nov. 20.
We went to the play called “Ye Olde
Tyme Concert” and it was very good. I laughed
till I cried. Were going to have a slashing
Choir rehersal tonight. Very brightening.
“It’s a boy” – we went to the Strand
instead. Good picture and terrible seats.
I felt like a bull in a china shop.
Nothing happened to-day. The only thing
I can see out of the way is it’s Sunday.
“Sky Farm” – we went and found it
Equal to “Wild Oats Lane”. A very good play.
Herb gave us a ride down and back. We
got a shine and then to Kittredges for some
candy and then to the Show. Eddie Moore
and Agnes Boyce also occupied or rather
held down two seats also.
Church Sunday-school – Ethels –
Christian Endeavor and Miss Vances
home completed the days program. Rehersal.
Church Fair two days. Our play
which was scheduled for the second
night fell through. I bot an apron and
gave it to Ethel for a present.
Choir rehersal Friday, pouring catfish
Out. I went down Saturday night but
we didn’t go to the show because we did-
nt care for the title “The Bandit Man”
We stayed home this afternoon and went
to Christian Endeavor at night. Ethel played
her violin tonight. She is going to lead C.E.
Day past quick.
Nothing doing. Bot the Sat. eve tickets.
I went down to Ethels before choir &
then we both went down together.
Opera tonight. We went to see “Pierre of
the Plains” and it sure was a dandy play. We
had a shine before we went in and a Hot Chocolate
afterwards and we just caught the car in the square.
I arrived home at 12:05 – Show out at 10:50 – Wow.
We sang in the choir. After Sunday school
we rehersed for the Christmas pageant. Then
Ethel and I were planning for a ride in a (1924) Oakland
Coupe (4 PM) Last night I bot Ethels Christmas present at
Lavallees, a fine gold necklace with a sapphire
stone. Some peach. If she only will like it. My
last resort. If she don’t; well – I’m sorry that’s all.
C.E. as usual then back to Ethels. This was the main
event since our friendship started. Things happened
tonight that never had happened to me in all
my life before. (December 16 – a very big day in my memory.)
Ethel went to a party of the girls she works
with an I met her at ten thirty (P.M.) The Oakland
dealer came up with a ’23 Sedan and I tried it
out. Then I went to Alices and from there to
“The Lowell Electric Light Office.” We arrived
home about 11 P.M. Planned to meet Wednesday
Wednesday night I called for Ethel and
we went up to Francis Graves to make up
some songs and cheers for the C.E. Union to be
held Dec. 31 – We left there just after 10 P.M. I was
a bad boy tonight because I stayed up with Ethel
talking till nearly 12 P.M. But my reason was
justified. Tonight she has made me the happiest
I have ever known in my whole life. I am happy.
Choir rehersal tonight for the Christmas
music. I was relieved from strenuous work
at the Saco. Lowell shops from Dec. 20, 1923
until Jan. 2, 1924. Two weeks vacation without Pay.
I bought the tickets last night for “Mary,”
the Christmas week play at the Opera, Saturday.
tomorrow night we will probably go to
see “Robin Hood” at Merrimack square.
“When you know your not forgotten,
by the one you can’t forget;
When you know the girl you left behind,
Is thinking of you yet.”
Went to see “Robin Hood” at the Opera House
tonight. Fairly good show. Rode home with Mr.
Earnest Wiggin. Left at 11:15 P.M.
Two day to Christmas. Church as usual.
Three special pieces by the choir and a short
sermon. Rehersal for the pageant after church.
Walked home from Sunday-school with Ethel V.
After dinner to Ethels then church for the
Pageant called “Why the Chimes rang.” Got
out at 8:20 and stayed at “35 Waterford Street”
till a “reasonable hour.” Monday looks like
a day of work for me. Details later.
Snowing today. Everybody busy.
Ethel has to work today but not tomorrow.
Went out this morning & got a Christmas tree
for Ethel and one for Bid Bartlett. They both liked them.
In the afternoon, down city for some candy
and a record. Up in Alice’s and home with Florrie.
25 Christmas Day.
Jumped out of bed at 5:45 to met Ethel at
6:20 to go to the “Candlelight Service” We wouldn’t
have missed it for anything. Walked home
with Ethel and found Mrs. Vance sick on the
floor of the bathroom. Left at 8:15 to feed “Baby”
then breakfast and Wiggins with the horse. Back
at 12:00 to shine silver ware until 1:30 then dinner
at 2:00. Now the presents were opened after dinner.
From Pa & Ma I recieved a pair of gloves and a
silk shirt, from Ethel two hand embroidered
handkerchiefs, from Florrie a silk scarf and
a pair of collar buttons, from Frank a silk shirt,
Mrs. Marshall, a box of candy, Herb a silk
Handkerchief, Alice, a nice woolly sleeping
Suit and from my sweetheart; a Moores
fountain pen with a gold band on it
with my initial H on the band. I love it.
It was the best present of all my gifts. I
gave Ma & Dad a “Sonora” talking machine
and Ma cried like a baby. The biggest present
in the house. Herb helped me bring it down
from Marshalls. Then I went down to Ethels
and she came back with me to see the presents
and Gladys Cox and Bertha Mountain were their
to see everything and every body. Then the Christmas
tree at 6:00 at the Church, Ethels afterwards
where I opened my present and also I gave her
my necklace for her. Oh! Boy, wasn’t she pleased.
I stayed till 12:15 with the hope of seeing her
Saturday eve to go to the Opera House to see
the Christmas Play called “Mary.” I have succeeded
this day in making very happy the only girl
I really ever loved or hope to love and she made
me very very happy too. “Good by till Saturday.”
Rose at 10:15 didn’t do much to-day.
9:66 light snow coming down, cloudy
guess more snow is on the way. Nothing unusual.
Fish day. Snowing like blazes all day. I
arose at 9:45 and breakfasted and cleaned up
the house. Did some sewing also. Then to the
bard to but a new back and upholster the
rides of the sleigh. Back at 1:20. Bunk and
Mother go to see “Mary.” Florrie goes out at 3:00
and I have the house all to my-self. Nothing
doing except get supper. Just waiting for Saturday
night. Wish I could see Ethel. No choir tonight.
Fed Baby and did some shopping
in the new sleigh. A bath and a clean up
before supper then Ethels to go to the Opera.
I wore some of my new Christmas presents too.
My silk socks, my new blue shirt, my new
silk scarf and ‘neverything.
29 Saturday Eve
12:40 P.M. just arrived home
from “Mary.” A dandy show but the chorus
Mr. Carrs 1st sermon after his acceptance to
the Church. We both sang in the choir.
(clipping of comic strip “Pantomime: But It Suits Them” by J.H. Striebel inserted in book)
Home to dinner and Ethels at 3:30, very
pleasant afternoon enjoyed. Details later.
Arrived home Dec. 31 – Woke up about
9:45 and hung around all day till 5:30.
Ed Moore came up. Mr. Mertrude came over to see
the Sonora. I left home at 5:35 to meet Ethel in
front of Wardells at 6:10. Then to Worthern St. Ch.
to the Lowell C.E. Union supper. Dandy talk after-
wards. Left at 9:30 and walked home to Ethels and
watched the old year out and the new year in. This
started out to be the biggest evening I had ever had
with Ethel but it did not end so. Arrived home
quite late. Didn’t get up Jan 1 until 11:30. Dinner
at 1:30. My mother, father, two sisters and brother
were taken by me down to Mrs. Cox’s, my mother and
Dad first, and Ethel & Frank afterwards to enjoy a
birthday party in the afternoon and a good time
in the evening. I left Ethel and Frank at Coxes
at 5:45 and then went up to Ethels. We have
planned to come up here and enjoy an evening
alone, play all the records in the Sonora and
then mark the record book and let her play
the piano. Details later.
1924 Jan 1
Not much doing. Didn’t get up until 11:30. Dinner
at 1:30. Then at 3:30 I hitched up the mare and took
Dad and Mother to Coxes (4:00). Then back home to
take Ethel and Frank down. Left there 5:20. Went
up to Ethels on the way home hoping she could come
up home with me; but I met opposition there. I finally
persuaded Mrs. Vance to let Ethel come till 9.30 but
no later. We enjoyed, so far, a very pleasant evening!
10.20: - I took Ethel home at 9:30 and left at 10:00. Work
tomorrow. Ethel was glad she came up. We had a nice ride
with the sleigh too.
Jan 2 Wednesday
Work today. Late for the first time in the
new year. Not very much work. Malcolm thanked me
for my gift. Hurrah! One day nearer the grave!
Jan 3 Thursday
Nothing out of the way happened.
Jan 4 Friday
Same as yesterday. Fish day. Choir tonight.
Jan 5 – Saturday
no work today. Worked at home till
1.30 then took Florrie to the depot in the sleigh in a
driving snowstorm. Ethel C went too. Home to dinner
quite late. A dinner, bath, a clean up, then a
stroll up for her to go see “Thundering Dawn” at the
Strand and it was a thundering good picture.
Home at 11:20. Snowing like blazes all day. Snowing
When I reached home. Ethel stayed at Whitakers.
Jan 6 – Sunday
Drifted quite a bit through the
night. Horse, breakfast, church, choir, Sunday school
and home with Hugh to dinner in the Bar? Down
to Ethels in the afternoon, C.E. & 35 Waterford in the Eve!
Jan 7 Monday
Not much work, Shop put on piece
Work. No orders in yet. Thought of Ethel quite a bit today.
Jan 8 Tuesday
Same as Monday. Had a ride to work in
Genest’s Buick and go in twenty minutes to seven.
I was hoping Ethel would call up tonight but I
Guess she has forgotten me. Funny how they forget so quick.
Church supper tonight. Ethel’s going and I’m not.
Wish I could but pay envelope says no!
Four days this week. Three next week
maybe. Better than nothing. Went up with
Malcolm Moir to get the tickets for Ethel and I.
Didn’t get up till 8:30 A.M. and worked
around the house till afternoon. Then I went
down and got a shave & haircut and from
there down city, then to the Moon place, then
my aunt Tiss’s. Gladys & Leonardo S.S. teacher
came home to supper but vacated the premises
directly after the eats. Uncle left at half past
seven. Mother called up at 7:45 and told me
E.V. had just phoned to tell me she had a bad
cold and couldn’t come to rehersal. So I called
up Ethel and found just her grand-mother
and her alone. We had a nice chat over the
telephone with promising news for tomorrow
night. Played the talking machine and
piano till 8.30. arrived at the church at
8.45. Fair rehersal. Rode home in Mr.
Winthrop Bartlett Ford car ----.
Worked around home all day.
A bath, shave and change at 4.30 and
supper at six. Ethels at 7.00. Opera at
quarter past eight to see “The Love Test!” We
both need it?!; :,. Details of the evenings pleasure
will be forwarded later by the author in the
second volume of the series, (to be continued).
“The Love Test” was given tonight at 8.25 with exceptionally
good results. From beginning to end it was a perfect
success. We have no seen such a play since “Pierre of
the Plains” and “Sky Farm.” It was simply wonderful..
We didn’t get out till 10.50. Down at the Crown Conf. Co
then out for a car at 11.15. No car in sight so
we walked home by way of Moody Street though
Tilden St to see the new Moon roadster in the show
rooms. We arrived home at 11.45 and I left at
12.00. Arrived on Varnum Avenue in time to get a
ride home with Herb & Ethel. Choir tomorrow morning
We have both enjoyed a very pleasant evening.
Sunday Jan 13
Horse, breakfast, church to sing
In the choir in the morning. My sweetie had a
Cold so she didn’t sing this morning.
Joke – “A cat last night swallowed a
ball of yarn and the next morning when
the kittens were born they all had sweaters!”
Jan 19 – Madame X.
Feb 21 – “Prince of Liars” – Colonial
Hall. Art Lyon leading man – tickets $1.10 Wow –
Jan – Feb – March – Sleigh ride with Ethel and Peg.
Work pretty slack today and getting
Worse. I got my rating to-day. One roll for
Every thirty-three seconds, pretty good time.
Went out the back way and down Middlesex
Street to the Opera House to get our tickets
for Saturday Eve. Probably the last time for
a while as work is too low to be going there.
Guess I’ll tell Ethel. I guess she’ll understand.
Work getting us scarce as hens teeth.
I think we will all be out next week for a
Months vacation without pay. Malcolm told me
a funny joke. Received a postal from C.E.
Business meeting and social tomorrow evening.
Guess my sweet-heart and I will go. All roll
covering at the shop finished today. Heard a
new song today, “Every night – I cry myself to
sleep over you?” Gee, it’s a peach – I mean a song.
I am writing this with my new fountain pen
which Ethel gave me. I guess know I like this better
than she does her pendant. Its 9:15 – time to
go to bed. Wonder what another little person is
doing now. Tomorrow will be Wednesday.
Wednesday Jan 16
Work same as usual
Rumor that a (24) order lot is in stock. Close
tomorrow night I guess. Went down to Ethels,
then to the Church to a business meeting and
social of the C.E. Had a dandy time, arriving home
Pay day? No order in sight yet. After
Work I jogged up to the Opera House to see
about our tickets for Saturday Eve. Met Ethel
at Central & Market Streets and walked home
with her by way of the Moon Salesrooms. We
enjoyed this walk very much. Work tomorrow.
All work cleaned up to-day. Jim told
me to clean up and beat it, and Bob told
me to come in a week from Monday – Jan 28 – ’24.
Went down to Ethels after supper, then to choir,
but she didn’t go because she still has her
cold. If I was her I would put it in the cold bin.
Morning work as usual. We lost
A member of our extensive family last night who
Resides in the chicken coup. I wish they’d all die!
4:30 – Bath, shave, change, diary, supper –
Ethels in the evening to see “Madame X” Details
Dates between Jan. 15 and July – 31 – 1924 to be
held for purpose of raising money to go to school
in the fall. Amount to be raised $250.00 ----
Date for departure to school. Septembre 1. 1924 –
Madame X. – a very interesting play of solid drama
clean through. We both enjoyed it very much and
declare it the best one ever produced by these players yet.
Out at 11.05 and the Crown afterwards; then caught
the 11.40 Varnum Ave home. We both enjoyed a very
Jan 20 Sunday
My birthday. After I came back from
the horse, during breakfast, Ethel gave me a
wonderful pair of mocha gloves just matching my
overcoat. I was very much pleased with them. After
dinner I went up to see a fellow at the hospital. Then down
to Ethels. We went for a long walk up Fourth Ave to Moody,
and up Moody to Mammoth Rd. in Dracut, Wiggins Corner.
Then down the road home. Met Ethels uncle when we got back.
C.E. as usual when we reached home Ethel & Herb were there.
They had a party to celebrate my birthday, which was done under
Ethels management. Afterwards, about ten-thirty, Ethel
gave me her photo-graph in a pretty frame for my birth-
day. The usual period of events followed during the remainder of
the evening which concerns us only. At the dinner table to-day my
sister Ethel made a cake and had a lot of
candles on it, very prettily decorated. It was very
good also. My birthday was a wonderful success.
Went down city in the morning and came
home in the afternoon. Cold as fried haddock out-side.
I guess skating weather is ahead for all of us.
Vacation all week without pay for me. “Hurrah!”
Same as day previous. Quite dull around here!
Wednesday – Down city in the morning for a ride in
the demonstration Buick ’24 Touring, prices touring $1425
roadster $1400; some peachy roadster. (We both like it.)
I went down to Auntie’s afterwards and stayed till
dinner. Afterwards I washed up the dishes and
swept the floor for Auntie as she was very sick.
Leonard threw a china plate at me and cut my
hand open. Then his jackknife and split my knuckle
open. Whereupon, the Battle of Waterloo was enacted in
the kitchen. That same night Jim called me up
and told me to come in to work Thursday. A
big order had arrived so I started work after a
four days vacation. Not so bad. Then I
called up my little gum-drop and told her
all about my good luck and closed with a
date for Saturday night. Hurrah! And she
don’t know where she’s going! Then Arthur G.
Lyon called me up and I promised him I
would be in the play called “The Prince of Liars”.
Arthur is the ‘Prince’ and the cap sure fits him.
I am to be the butler. Ethel and I were
going to see this anyway. So here’s luck?
work today and plenty of it. Nice & mild
Out. Thought of her quite a bit today. Funny
wonder why? Home about 5.45; hung around
all evening. Went to bed about 8.20 – Whew!?;.
same as day previous. Down to Ethels and then
to choir in the evening. Saturday night coming.
Worked this noon. Cold as blazes outside.
7.00 P.M. called for Ethel and went to see the
play called “Little Olde New York”, with the new lead-
ing lady and she is very good. We didn’t get home
until about 12.00 P.M. Had a good time though
didn’t we? Gee, but I’m getting tired.
Usual morning activities. Ethel sang in the
choir to-day. In the afternoon we stayed at home
because it was quite cold out. C.E. as usual &
home to supper. Then the usual period of events!
was a very uneventful day to me at least.
Ethel went over to the First Baptist
Church for supper to the C.E. really. I went over
after the supper and we sure would have missed
a very interesting topic on “The Marks of a Christian”
had we stayed away. Mr. Crane was the speaker.
We arrived home about 11.00 P.M. We made plans
to see the Auto Show Thursday night.
Day uneventful. A.G. Lyon Jr. called up and
tok me over to Charles Esterbrooks house for a rehersal
of the play. I reached home about 11.30 P.M. TIRED.
We took in the auto show and it sure
was a big success, after all. We both liked the new
Ford (4) door sedan and the Moon Sedan. Also the Buick
Willys-Knight and (Caddilac)? Ford Sedan with Electric
lights, starter, heater, windshield wiper, sun visor, dome
light and every thing; $750.00 delivered. We got home
about 10:30 P.M. Another late night. Tired tonight too.
clean-up day. No murders committed. Have
placed Ethels picture on the piano where I may see
it better. ~ 9-12-15-22-5-25-15-21-4-5-1-18 ~ Choir
rehersal tonight. More later unless death prevents.
Pruned trees nearly all day on Varnum Ave
and Dunbar Ave. Went down to Ethels but we didn’t
go anywhere because the Opera play wasn’t good.
“The Demi-Virgin”. Home about 10.15. Folks wanted to know
why I was home so early. Had I had a fight? Wow.
Church this morning. I don’t think we have
much to worry about yet. Snowed a little last night
and now a little bit today. A big week is in store for
us because I have Ethel engaged for nearly every night.
Work today. I asked R. Morrill for tickets
to the L.H.S. Play for tonight and he didn’t get them.
I tried at noon and couldn’t get one. In the after-
noon Malcolm came over and said “The Opera
House burned down just now in a three alarm fire.”
So after work we went up to see if it was true and
if it was we would see it and if not to try and
get Monday’s and Saturdays tickets. But it was damaged.
So we both went to the Strand to see “Black Ocean”.
Home about 10.30 P.M. Kind of tired. Fairly good show.
Work today. About 4.30 Jim told us all
to go home and not come in till next Monday.
At night Ethel and I went to Max Fadders surprise
Party and it sure was a success. They gave him a
gold masonic ring as a party gift. We had a
good time to-day through. Getting pretty tired.
no work. I arose at 1.45 P.M. and hung
around till 7.45. Then up to Ruth French’s to a rehersal
for the play. Ethel didn’t come with me tonight. She
went to a party of the L.E.L. workers in the auditorium.
I arrived home 11.15 P.M. I was blue all day to-day until
Ethel called me up at night.
Still at home. In the evening I called
for Ethel and we went down to the L.C.E. Union
play at Colonial Hall. “Getting Acquainted with
Madge” was the name and it was one dandy. We
caught the 10.20 Pawtucketville home and I left
about 11.00. Not very tired.
busy day. dishes, cleaning, etc. Ethel called
Me up about 8.00 P.M. and said she was all alone so I
went down until choir rehersal. She didn’t go, having
caught a bad cold. Planned for a sleigh-ride.
usual morning work. After dinner I washed
my collars and pressed my suit and had a bath, etc.
Herbie came up to supper as we were planning on having a
birthday party for him, it being his party. I went up to
the pony about 6.45 and then drove her down to Ethels
It is getting colder so I guess we’d better take along
more rugs. I guess I’ll go up Mammoth Road to the
fork and take the left one past Harold Colburns house.
That will be a good ride I guess. Details of the party
and sleigh ride later. Dandy song out, very catchy –
“Every night I cry myself to sleep over you.”
Three dozen eggs, two dozen damaged, two bad, too bad.
The party was a howling success. Herb came up about: - 5.45
and we had supper about 6.15. We all had bon-bons
and a ring and paper hat and a verse. Ethel made
a nice cake for him with thirty-three candles and
it was very pretty. I went up to the pony afterwards
(7.00 P.M.) and came back after two rugs. Then down to
Ethels and away from there about 7.30. I had to
get some butter so we went down to Connors first.
Then we turned around and went up Mammoth Road.
When we reached the fork in Pelham we took the left
fork and reached the cross roads at 9.15. We turned
around and started back arriving home at 10.10 P.M.
Exactly 55 minutes from the cross roads. We sure
had a good time. A big moon, and plenty of stars and
a fairly cold night and Major helped us along wonderfully.
I reached Ethels at 10.10 and after a cup of hot cocoa I
started home. I crawled into bed about 11.45 P.M.
Pretty tired but happy over the memories of the ride!
Horse (1), boiler (2), ashes (3), change (4), breakfast (5), beds (6) and
Church (7) and S.S. (8) in the morning. Ethels in the afternoon (9).
Ethel didn’t come down to Church. I guess she is sleeping
off the affects of the sleigh ride. Details later.
Went down to Ethels in the afternoon and
stayed there till 5.45. Then C.E. as usual. Supper at Vances
and the usual events followed. We finished up to date
our “Good Time” book. I left at 10.10 P.M. No murders yet.
No work. I sized up the bathroom walls
and the kitchen also in the morning. In the afternoon
I went down town and paid the bank and etc. and
went up Moody to see if the new Moon had come in
but it had not. Monday night I went down to Ethels
to practice for the play coming. Home about 11.20 P.M.
I painted the bath room this morning and
About 11.45 A.M. Jim called up and wanted me to come
in so I had dinner and went to work in the
afternoon. At night I went up to Joe Coburns for
a rehersal on his play. Home about 10.00 P.M.
I worked all day and mighty hard too.
At night I dressed up and went down to the
Pawt. Church for another rehersal. Mr. Black the
Director was there and I sure knew it. All of
us did for that matter. Home 10.45 P.M.
Worked hard all day. Dead tired!
Went to bed about 8.15 I guess. Received a dandy
Valentine from Ethel Vance and also from Ethel Cowdray.
No work again today. My work there
is like a donkeys gallop – short and sweet! All
morning I was house-keeping as Mother was doing
the washing. In the afternoon she went out and
I gave the kitchen a second coat of paint. Guess
I’ll go down to Ethels after supper, if I may. Gee
I haven’t seen that for about three months. I
also painted the bath seat, a small corner shelf
and a picture frame all white enamel and they
sure look good and clean. Choir tonight. I wonder
where we had better go tomorrow; the show ,a
sleigh-ride or crazy! One of the three, I guess.
Usual morning activities. In the after-
noon I washed two jumpers and a pair of overalls.
Then I fixed a light in the cellar over the boiler.
Then change, etc to go to the Merr. Sq. to see “Heritage of
The Desert and it was pretty good but the seats are very
poor upstairs. Out about 10.20 and after the Crown
we walked home. I was home before twelve.
Horse, ashes, hens, broiler, change, breakfast, beds,
church etc. In the afternoon Louise B and I went up to
Coburns for a special rehersal. Over about 3.30 and then
down to the same place as usual. We stayed home in
the afternoon because Mr. & Mrs. Vance went out and at
5.45 we went to C.E. Afterwards We had supper at at
8. P.M. went down to a girl friends of Ethels on Mt.
Vernon St. We talked all about electricity and had
a very good time. A bowling party was mentioned for
future sport. We left there at about 10.30 and I left
about 11.30 from Ethels. A very enjoyable time was had by
both of us before I left however. Interesting for both of us.
No work. Puttered around all day. At
night I walked up to Coburns and borrowed a Tuxedo
from Arthur and then to Ethels for a rehersal of her
play “His Uncles Niece.” Home about 10.30
same as Monday. Rehersal at 7.30 at Colonial
Hall, Palmer St. Ethel just told me Jim said there
would be more work this week.
worked around home all morning. In the afternoon
I went down city and purchased a new shirt, a bow
tie, a dozen collars, a pair of rubbers, and a new
cap. Then I borrowed a pair of slippers from Ross
and went home. About 5.45 I called up Art and
then I took the 7.30 car and went down to the
play called “The Prince of Liars” I was the butler
Ethel and Mr & Mrs Vance got on the car at Stav
bird Street but Ethel didn’t see me and so sat
down front. But she waited for me when the
car stopped. The play was a great success
and everyone had a good time. The dancing
was from ten to twelve. Ethel and I sat in the
balcony and watched them. After packing my
suitcase we left about 11.45 and caught
the 11.55 Pawtucketville out of the square. We
arrived home about 12.10 and I left about 12.30 P.M.
I stayed home in the morning. Snow-
ing hard all day. In the afternoon Ethel called me
up and we planned to go to the theatre at night. I
was to meet her after six o’clock at the Y.W.C.A. I had
to go on the paper route because Frank went to the
show. I was home about 5.20 and met Ethel at 6.20.
We didn’t get out until 10.20 from Merrimack Sq.
and caught the next car home. I left later.
Usual morning activities. I went down to
L. Bradens and Joe Coburn at Mrs. Cox’s in the sleigh.
In the afternoon I went down with Baby to Ethels.
We started about three o’clock and went up Mammoth
Road to the right hand fork. Bad traveling prevented
us from going for. When we reached the cross roads we
cut across country and hit the left hand fork. Then
back to Collinsville and up the Lakeview Ave road
to Lakeview and then Mountain Rock to my
uncle Toms. Here we managed to get warm
again before starting back. After exchanging news
we started back via Shermans Mill and Gages. We
arrived home about 7.00 P.M. About four hours
traveling. After caring for the horse we came down
here. Then down to Ethels and had some supper.
I left about 10.20 P.M. Very good time. We also
made up our “Good Time Book” to date.
Usual day activities. I went down in
the evening but we did not go anywhere. I left – 10.20.
I caught a cold yesterday and so I
stayed in bed this morning. Last night I took two
Aspirins and rubbed on some Vaporub and some
Capserole. Then I went to bed. Frank fixed the
horse and hens this morning. I stayed in bed until
one o’clock. I feel pretty good now so I guess I’ll
go down and see my “Cherie Bon Bon.”
3.30 P.M. I went down and stayed home all after-
noon. Ethel went down to C.E. and I stayed till she
came back. A very good supper. Then the usual order
Work all day. Bed early.
[Work all day] Ethels for rehersal at night.
Work all day. Bed early as Ethel had to play
for the C.E. play of the first Baptist.
Work today as usual. Bed early again.
Work today also. Ethels about 7.45 and stayed
there until 8.30. Then we went down to a rehersal
in the vestry of the church and didn’t get home till
after 11.30. Got locked out and had to climb over
the front piazza with a ladder.
Spread cinders all morning. Then in
the afternoon I greased Franks bike and remodeled
it. Sifted the ashes, took down the coal bin, fetched
in some more wood and started the border for the
path. Then had a bath and change and supper.
About 7.00 I went down to Ethels and we went for a
good time to the Merrimack Sq to see Gloria Swanson
in the “Humming Bird”. Very good picture. After
the show we went to the Crown and then walk-
ed home. I left about 11.30 P.M.
Had a row first thing this morning,
with the whole family lined against me. The sooner
I get out the quieter the place will be I
guess, for every one included. Went up to the
house and then wrote in here after breakfast.
Went to Church and sat in the back row because
I did not go to choir rehersal. Ethel sang in the
choir. Went down to Ethels and stayed till C.E. time.
Afterwards Ethels for supper and I left the same
night. We took (11) pictures out in the woods to-day so
it was a very nice day out!
Work. (all done). Rehersal at Ethels.
Nothing doing at work. I met Ethel at
6.20 to go see
Thur – Fri
Ethels & then the church for a rehersal
Ethels. Then a show. Pretty good time.
Ethel sang in the choir. I didn’t.
Usual activities connected with it.
I met Ethel at the Y.W. and we
went down to meet the crowd at Pages at 6.30.
A wonderful supper there. Afterwards 8.00? P.M.
we went in a bunch over to Keiths to orchestra
seats for another good time. We both had a
very good time and didn’t get out until 10.40.
We caught a car home and had to get out at
City Hall on account of a fire in the Crawford
Block. The care on the other end of the line
did not wait so we had to walk home. But
we did not mind that, did we? We arrived
home about 11.40 and I left a little later.
No work yet. Hung around all day.
I went down to Ethels after supper & then we both
went to rehersal. I got a regular bawling out at
this part as I didn’t seem to do anything right. We
arrived home about 10.45. I left after getting warm.
Down city in the morning to by Ma a
birthday present. (Linger awhile) on a Brunswick.
Then I bot a wick for the lantern and paid
for the picture we took Sunday. Then I came home.
I carried Franks papers yesterday and to-day.
Snowing both days. Gave Ma the record at
night. Went down about 6.45 to a supper &
business meeting by the class. Plans for ministral
at next Sunday’s meeting laid down. Home about
This books contains the
memories of the pleasant
times we have had to-
gether in the past.
May those in the future
surpass those of the past
and may there be many
October 14, 1923
After taking leave of Miss
Bartlett and Miss Driver after
Christian Endeavor we walked
We stood talking at the
gate for about an hour dis-
cussing the various topics of
interest to us.
We parted in the hope of
seeing each other on Wednesday
We met Wednesday Evening at
the Pawtucket Church at which
time Mr. Lyon and Mrs. Lyon
were tendered a farewell supper
A pleasant evening was enjoyed
at the close of which we again
walked home together.
We made plans to attend
“Wild Oats Lane” at the Lowell Opera
House, on Saturday.
We saw “Wild Oats Lane” that
night. One of the jokes which
will remain in our thoughts for
sometime to come.
“Ain’t it - - - - what love
can do to a fellow”???
We got home about 11:15 P.M.
but that doesn’t say what time
we parted, both having had a
very nice time.
See you tomorrow.
We saw each other at church. Herby
discovered a long hair on Harold’s coat
while sitting beside him in church.
Seeing that it was an exceptionally long
one “not of a man’s type” they all wondered
where it came from??
We stayed home in the afternoon and
went to the First Congregational Church at
night. We rode home at night with Mr.
Lyon, had a feed of ice-cream, waiting
until Ma and Pa went to bed, after
which I guessed a verse that Harold had in
“I thank my God for every remembrance
We went to see “Lady of the Scarlet
Poppy” at the Opera House.
We enjoyed a very pleasant evening,
arrived home at the usual hour and
left with the hope of seeing each other
We saw each other “in church”. In
the afternoon we went for a walk, up
in back of hospital, through the pines,
and down by the Isolation Hospital,
hough the Cemetary and down to
There was nobody home and Harold
went in through the back door and
let me in the front. We spent the
remainder of the afternoon looking
at various things of interest. We went
to Christian Endeavor after which we
returned home and spent the evening
in the usual manner.
I tried to guess what “Hooray”
meant but I don’t remember whether I
guessed the whole of the game. I did
guess that it was a kissing game. We
started a score that seems to be still
We went to the Strand. Saw a
nice picture, went into the Crown
and lugged a white II post along
until we found a car that
stopped at White Posts.
We left at the usual hour, with
the assurance that Harold would
sing in the choir the next day (Sunday).
Went to church. Harold sang
in the choir. We went for a
walk in the afternoon, up Mammoth
Road, out through the pines, smelled
the down West Meadow Rd to Harold’s
House. Went to Christian Endeavor
came home, had a lunch and left
each other at a respectable hour.
Went to the Opera house to
see “What Every Girl Should Know”.
“And every girl should know
that if she marrys a man to reform
him, she is a widow before she is
We enjoyed the play very much.
We went walking Sunday afternoon
up Ledge Hill, through the woods
by the Isolation Hospital down
to Harold’s House. We went to
Christian Endeavor, came home had
supper, and had an enjoyable
(program for “Ye Olde Tyme Concerts by the Lowell Christian Endeavor Union” pasted to page)
(Clippings from “Lawful Larceny”)
(Clipping of “Smiles and Chuckles”)
Harold came down be we had
company so we had to stay
home for the afternoon. Nothing
The girls had a box party at the
Church. There were about ten couples
there and we played games the first
part of the evening. The tables were
decorated very prettily for the
The following are the questions and answers which Harold and I had.
Who (is) expects to be the next blushing bride?
E. If my luck still holds I do.
H. Who is looking for a gallant young Romeo?
E. I am.
H. Who carries her fellows picture in her watch?
E. I do.
(Harold’s clipping pasted on page)
Oh, spare me, dear lady, a kiss
It will not impoverish your store,
For after you’ve dealt out the bliss,
There’ll remain just the same as before.
(Ethel’s clipping pasted on page)
I wish that I could tell you how I love you,
I wish that you could read this heart, my dear;
And see the tale of love that there is written,
A love that warmer grows when you are near.
We didn’t go to the Opera House
this week. We started this
Harold came to dinner after which
we went for a walk up through
the woods. After Christian Endeavor
we pulled the sofa up to the
stove and read the paper, and
We went to the Opera House and
saw Sky Farm. The play was very
good. It was equal to Wild Oats Lane.
The Forest Scene was the
most beautiful of the five. The barn
dance was enjoyed by all.
(Clippings from “Sky Farm” pasted on page)
There was a rehearsal of the play
for the fair but so Harold did
not come down. However he did
arrive about five o’clock. We went
to Christian Endeavor as usual.
We spent the evening in one corner
of the sofa because the springs
were broken in the other corner.
“Lights out at ten.”???
We went to the Fair at the Church
on both evenings.
“Why George why don’t you use the
one’s you have?
“The brute he might have killed you.”
“Never mind I’ll get you another dog.”
(two typed poems pasted on page)
We did not go to the Opera House
to-night. We finished the book
We went to Church and heard Mr.
Carr the new supply. Everyone was
very much interested in him.
We stayed home in the after-
noon. We to the C.E. as usual.
An odd song Harold picked up
All alone, all alone, nobody here but me;
Parlors nice and cozy, everything is rosy
There’ll be lots of – Hurry up and get here honey,
Take a car, its not far, my time is all
Just think of all that you are missing: -
there’ll be lots of kissing,
Pa and Ma have left me all alone.
There’s a little spark of Love still Burning.
There was a fire burning in my heart,
Burning for years and for years,
Your love and kisses gave that flame a start,
I put it out with my tears.
I don’t remember I can’t forget,
That old affection lives with me yet,
I keep on longing to our regret
I know I can’t forget.
I left you laughing when I said good-by,
Laughing, but nobody knew,
How much relief I found when I could cry
I cried my heart out for you,
I love you more than you’ll ever know
Tho’ years have passed I’ve wanted you so,
Bring back the old love, let new love grow
Come back and whispered low.
There’s a little spark of love still burning,
And yearning, down in my heart for you.
There’s a longing there for years returnings,
I want you I do.
So come come to my heart again,
Come, come set that heart aflame.
For there’s a little spark of love still burning,
And yearning for you.
Home Sweet Home
There’s a little lane without a turning.
And it leads to “home sweet home”,
There’s a little mother’s heart that yearning,
For the one who loved to roam.
There’s a road that leads to strangers,
And its there that friendship parts,
The one that leads to dangers,
And its paved with broken hearts,
Take the little lane without a turning,
And the road to “home sweet home”.
Ethel and I went to see “Pierre of the Plains”.
We found it to be an interesting play. We
got out 10:50 and after a Hot Chocolate (just)
caught the Varnum Ave in the square. I
arrived home the next day.
“What is she doing up in her room?”
“Only a woman know’d!”
December 16, 1923
Church, Sunday – school – dinner – Ethels
in the afternoon and C.E. in the evening. Nothing
exciting doing to-day, (or tonight).
Dec. 17, 1923 Monday
Went down at 10:30 to meet Ethel to come
home from a party held by the L.E.L. Sewing Club.
We arrived home 11:15 and I left (later).
Nothing unusual happened.
Francis Graves held a meeting up at her home
to select song for the Rally. We made four and
left at 11:20. Planned to meet Friday night for
choir. Nothing unusual Thursday. Friday choir.
Robin Hood. A pretty good picture.
We rode home with Mr. Barnest Wiggins in his
Overland. Enjoyed a pleasant evening.
Usual morning exercises. Herb
and Ethel took Mrs. Cobb up to Dracut in the “All
American Car”, and we stayed here till supper,
then down to the church to be in the paegiant.
I left quite late tonight.
nothing doing. Only thing we
can see out of the way is, it is the night be-
We went down to the “Candle Light Service” at
6:30 A.M. It was simply wonderful and we
would not have missed it for anything. We
arrived home to find Mrs. Vance sick.
I came down to Ethels at 3:45 and after look-
ing at her presents she handed me my biggest and
best present of all. I stayed til 4:15; and I also left
my present to untie till night. Then we went to
my house to see my presents and the Sonora.
Then down to the Christmas tree, then Ethels after-
wards and at 9:15 I opened my present and found
it to be a Moore’s Fountain Pen with which I
found am now writing this diary.
I gave Ethel a gold pendant with a
saphire stone in the center, and she liked it
the best of anything she received. We talked till
quite late and I went home the next morn.
Nothing doing Wed, Thur. Fri. of this week.
Opera House to see “Mary”
a fairly good play. Nothing unusual happened.
Mrs. Goddard and Mr. Goddard were
here so we stayed home. C.E. in the evening.
Home kind of early.
Dec. 31 1923
I met Ethel after work and we both
went to the supper at the Local Union. Quite a bit
of cheering. We used the songs that Ethel and
Francis made up for the occasion. We enjoyed
a very good sermon afterwards but did not stay
to the “Midnight Service.” We walked home, arriving
here at 10:15 and watched the old year out and the
new year in. I left Jan. 1 – (in the morning).
January 1, 1923.
(Clippings pasted from “The New Ledger”)
Jan. 1 continued
Lots of things happened to me
but nothing happened to Ethel. In the evening I
came over with the sleigh and we both went up to
my house a played the new Sonora and marked
the record book. We had a good time and arrived
Wednesday Jan. 2
Church supper and roll call
not very many there. No murders committed.
Arrived home early. Choir Friday.
Strand, to see “Thundering
Dawn” two very good pictures. Arrived home
quite late. Snowed hard all day. Drifted quite
a bit during the day.
stayed home till 5:50 then to C.E.
to see how many showed up. I was a bad boy
tonight but I promised to redeem myself in the
This space is intended to show a long, tiresome
uneventful week has just flown by.
We went to see “The Love Test” as we both
needed it badly. It proved a great success and one
of the best plays this year or so far since the players
started in this city. Following is a brief outline
of the performance and its characters: -
(Clippings from “The Love Test” pasted in page)
January 13 Sunday
We went to church as usual. I did
not sing in the choir because I had
a bad cold. Harold came down this
afternoon about four o’clock. We had
supper early but did not go to C.E.
We wrote up everything in the book to
January 19 Saturday – We both went to see
the long established play “Madame X”. We both found
it to be very interesting, being solid drama clear
through. It is without doubt the best play ever
produced by this company. We arrived home the
same day. P.M. as usual.
(Clipping from “Madame X”)
(Clippings from “Madame X”)
This was the last play in which the leading
man and lady were present at in Lowell. They
were Miss Hazel Corinne and Mr. Victor Browne.
Sunday January 20
We went to church and S.S. and in the
afternoon we went for a walk 3:30. As far as
Wiggins corner by way of Moody Street and
down Mammoth Road. We met Mr. Cobb; an
uncle of Ethels when we reached home. At
5:55 we went to C.E. and arrived home as usual.
Herbert and Ethel were there so we had a
Small birthday supper arranged by Ethel for me.
A birthday cake was part of the feast which I
was ordered to cut. About 10:20 Ethel gave me her
photograph in a very pretty frame for my birthday.
I left later.
one week passing very slowly
Saturday Eve 26 Jan
Opera to see “Little Old New York.” A biting wind
and very snappy weather outside this evening.
Below is listed the play and characters in order: -
(Clipping from “Little Old New York” pasted on page)
(Clipping from “Little Old New York” pasted on page)
Sunday Jan. 27
Church. Choir – S.S. It was
quite cold so we decided to stay at home. C.E. in
the evening, then supper afterwards. After the
dishes were done we finished up to date the pro-
ceedings of pleasure we two had participated in lately.
(Clipping pasted on page)
(Program for “Lowell Christian Endeavor Union” pasted on page)
January 21, 1924
Thur. We went to the auto show at the Auditorium
and saw all the various makes of cars. Over three
specials were a Moon Sedan, a Willys-Knight Sedan
and a Ford Sedan. We liked them all but they were
so high we didn’t buy any just there. We re-
ceived quite a bit of literature from the various
dealers. After completing a circuit of the show we
started home about 10:15. Arriving at the square
we caught the 10:25 Varnum Ave home. We both
enjoyed a very pleasant evening. Harold left the
Feb. 4, 1924
Monday. We could not obtain tickets for the High School
play the “Boomerang” as we went to the Strand
to see “Black Oven” A very good picture. Big week ahead.
Feb. 5, 1924.
We went tonight to a surprise party for Max Fadden
at his home at 8:00 P.M. The C.E. was running this
and we had a very nice time and played quite a
number of games. After the games Max was presented
with a gold Masonic ring from the C.E. workers. A very
nice lunch was served afterwards by Max’s mother and
Hope. The party broke up at a reasonable hour with
everyone wishing the traveler good luck and God speed
to his journeys end. Ethel and I arrived home about
10:45 and Harold left at 11:00 P.M.
(Comic pasted to page)
(Program for “The Lowell C.E. Northfield Club” pasted on page)
Saturday. Harold came down with the pony
and sleigh and we bundled up warm and went
for a sleigh ride. It was an ideal night; the stars
were out and the moon shone brightly all the way.
We went out Mammoth Road to the fork and
took the left hand fork to the cross roads. We
arrived there about 9:15. After turning around
we started back arriving home at 10.10 P.M. It
took us exactly (55) minutes from the cross roads.
We both enjoyed a pleasant evening. After getting
warmed up Harold took the pony home and I went
Feb. 10, 1923
Harold didn’t come down until almost 4:15
and we stayed home the rest of the evening till
C.E. Then afterwards we came back home and
the usual order of events followed, per usual.
Today was Valentine’s day. I sent Ethel a
valentine and she sent me one through the
mail and I received another from my sister
Ethel also. A valentine with my name on it
was given to Ethel at work. Outside of
that nothing unusual occurred.
Feb. 16, 1924
We went tonight to see “The Heritage
of the Desert” at Merrimac Sq. and it was
very good. But the seats were poor. We did
not get out till 10:20 and caught the as we would
have had to wait some time for another
car we decided to walk home. We arrived
home about 11:00 P.M. I left later.
Feb. 17, 1924
Sunday. Usual morning activities. In the after-
noon Harold came down and we stayed
home with Mrs. Cobb until time for C.E. After
that we came home to supper and then we both
went over to Miss Cecil Lamoreaux on Mt. Vernon St.
for a social call. We stayed till 10:30 P.M.
We arrived home about 11:00 and Harold left
Feb. 20, 1924
Harold called me up at the office and
asked me to go to Merrimack Square tonight. I
agreed to stay down and meet him at the
Y.W.C.A. as it was quite bad walking. We
met about 6.20 and stayed till the closing
performance. We waited in the square for a car
and arrived home about 10:45 P.M. Harold left
later of the same evening.
Harold was in the play tonight at Colonial
Hall called “The Prince of Liars.” The play began
At 8:00 and lasted through – three acts until 10:15 P.M.
The play was very good and the acting didn’t seem
like ametures. The butler was the writer of this book
(at present). After the play the floor was cleaned of
chairs and the orchestra climbed onto the platform
and dancing began which lasted until 12:00 P.M.
We stayed until 11:45 P.M. and caught the five
minutes of twelve Pawtucketville out of the square.
We arrived home at 12:10. and Harold
left the same day.
Feb. 22, 1924
(Clipping from “The Prince of Liars” pasted on page)
Feb. 22, 1924
Harold came down this afternoon with the
pony and we went for a sleigh ride. Up Mammoth
Road to the forks and then the left hand one
towards Canobie Lake. When we reached the
crossroad we went down there onto the back
road and back to the forks to Lakeview Ave.
Then up Lakeview Ave to Canobie La Lake-
view and the Mountain Rock to Mr. Thomas
Barrows, my uncle. After getting warm we
started for home by way of Shermans and
Gages and brought Baby home. After unhitching
and feeding her we walked down to my
house and from there to Ethels. Supper and
filling of this book to date constituted the evenings
pleasure. Harold left about 10:20 P.M. Very good time!
March 1, 1924
Harold and I went to the Merrimack Square
to see “The Humming Bird”. We had good seats
in the first row in the balcony. After the
movies went into the Crown for some ice cream.
We walked home and got home about
March 2, 1924
Cecil Lamoreaux and her friend George
Bell came over after Christian Endeavor.
We had a nice time talking and
laughing. We had ice cream and cake.
They went home about ten thirty. Harold
March 8, 1924
We went to see “Singer Jim McKee”.
It was a very good picture. We had
good seats. We went into the Crown
afterwards but did not walk home.
Arrived home at the usual time.
March 9 1924
A wonderful Springlike day. Harold
and I went walking up through
the woods and took some pictures.
We stayed out all afternoon, went to
C.E. at night and spent the evening
in the usual way.
March 10 1924
The players who gave “The Prince of
Liars” gave a dinner party at Page’s
after which we went to Keith’s.
We had a chicken dinner which was
very much enjoyed by us in spite of
all the spoon’s, knives and forks.
We had to walk home because of a
fin on Merrimack Street. We got home
about twelve o’clock.
March 15 1924
Cecil & George, Harold and I went
“bowling” at the Crescent Alley’s on
Hurd Street. We got there about
7:20 and left about 10:45. We had
a very good time in spite of the
scores we made.
March 16 1924
Harold came down about 3:30. Emma
and her husband came over and
stayed about an hour and one half.
Harold and I went to C.E. and spent
the evening as usual.
March 19 1924
Our C.E. play came off with great
success. There was a big crowd out
and everybody said they liked the
(Program for “His Uncle’s Niece” pasted on page)
Went to see “The Unknown People” at the Strand.
A very good picture. Home about 10:45 P.M. Harold
Wed. all day today. Strand at night to see
the picture “Lovers Lies”. A gripping picture of
the sea. A beautiful love story in every detail.
Caught the 10.35 car out of the square. Reached
home the same night. Bed early!?
Play by Amica’s at Pawtucket Church. George
and Cecil and Mabel and Arthur all came to
this entertainment. A very good strictly ametuer
production. Home with Miss Vance and departure 10:30 –
Strand, per usual, to see “The Meanest Man in the
World.” A very good production. Home as usual. Harold
claims he left the same night!
I persuaded Harold to come home to
dinner with me after Harold and
I washed the dishes we sat down
in the parlor. Ruth Paton and Loris
came over and we had quite a pow-wow.
My Aunt and Cousin were visiting us.
Herbert came down to take them home
to Beverly in the Ford and invited Harold
and I go too. We had a nice ride
down (Harold sat on a broken spring).
We stayed to supper and started for
home about 6:15. We had most wonderful
ride home (curtains down). We got home
9:05. Harold went home with Herby
Tonight we went to the Strand to see
“The Hunchback of Notre Dame. A vivid
and intensive drama. We got out
early and got a car just as we reached
the square. We have written in
the book to-date.