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Alice Tapp Williams Diary - MS 168

Alice Tapp Willilams' diary record the daily occurrences of a young woman living in Toledo, Ohio from 1914 until her death from tuberculosis in 1918. They not only give excellent insight into the busy social life of an unmarried woman and her friends, but how that life changed after her marriage.

Alice Tapp Williams Diary - 1915 Entries

January 1915

Friday Jan 1:25 1915.

Fannie and I got up about 11 oclock, dressed went up stairs called the boys, came down and helped mother get breakfast, we had breakfast a 12 - just messed around all day, Preston went over to Wanda's, Fannie and Eulalah went up town, Elmer hasn't been home since Thursday Clarence went up town to, Jack went home about 10:00 we were so tired must go to bed now. 10:30, Jack and I started a saving acc haha

Saturday January 2 - 15

Well this is a nother new year, it sure has been a short one to, it don't seam as tho much has happened, and things as happened that couldn't happen again in a hundred years, it seams funny that any body realy would care much for me, well I had better stop or I will be raving in a few min, the phone is ringing, Well that was Fannie, her papa and mother are going away this eve, so they are going to have a bunch over, Preston and Wanda, Alice and Warren, Jack and I, Clarence if he can come, O yes Fannie to I called Jack, he will go, Preston called wanda to, so every thing is set,

Sunday Jan 3 - 15 -

well such a time as we had last eve, Clarence had a date so he couldn't come, we had a very good time, the bunch went home about 12:30 Jack went 1:00 he and Fannie had a O I don't know what you would call it, guess they are rather angry tho. more power to them, the crazy kid, Fannie, Margie and I went to church, just got home, Preston was just talking to Wanda, guess he is going over there this eve, The Millers have gone over to there sisters for dinner, seams nice to be alone, will write some more after while, Preston and Warren had to walk home last eve from Wanda's home. I always thought I was crazy, but I guess I know just as much as some others know

Mon Jan. 4th 1915

got up this a m 8:45 sure am sleepyhead I felt so funny I didn't want to write any last eve Jack went home about 12:10 I wasn't sleepy so I sit up a while, went to bed about 1:15. we washed today, Miss Hupp called for me this eve, we went to S.S. class meeting Fannie came to, there was 12 of us. had a real nice time, must go to bed now. 11:45. I wonder if Jack is asleep -

Tuesday Jan 5th 15

went to Keiths with Arthur this eve. met Henry and his girl, the show was pretty good. Art gave me a small silver present, and I lost it, am always doing something like that, I wounder if Jack was at the dance this, Blackie came home this eve -

Wed. Jan 6th 15

Ironed today, Jack called this eve, Fannie and Warren came over, Preston and Warren Fannie and I went to the show, gee but it is some slopy,

Thursday January 7th 1915

Clyde was over this eve, got a letter from Aeleta, wish she could come up,

Friday January 8th 15

went to the show with Warren this eve was good we got some cream as we came home, woke Mother up and gave her some, gee but Warren is a jolly kind of boy, but so very crazy -

Sat. Jan 9th 15

Fannie was over a few min this eve, I pressed her skirt for her, she went to the dance with Wanda and Preston, Jack came over, we went to the dance to, am getting tired of dancing so much, every thing is just the same thing over and over I think it would be nice to die, I wouldn't be afraid, gee this is nice talk for me after having danced my head off this eve, must go to bed now don't know if Jack got the one oclock car or not - well I will say he did, he just called, he sure is a brick, I think he has been gone about 20 min well I am glad he called, I was woundering if he was home yet,

Sun. Jan 10th 15

went to church today, went to River Side to see the kids skate, went with Fanny and Miss Hayes. Jack was over this eve, Clarence helped mother was the supper dishes cause I had such a head ache. Preston went out to Wanda about 4 oclock, he must have fell in cause he stayed so long he always comes home about 11 -

Mon Jan 11. 15 -

got up 8:15 went to bed again, don't know what is the matter with me I feel so mean, if the boys don't quit teasing me I think I will give them all some rat poison, am going to bed now 8:45

Tuesday January. 12th 15

J.E. called so did Geo and Fannie. Jack came over this eve, we went up town, am sleepy so must go to bed, 1 oclock,

Wed. Jan. 13th 15

Washed to day, Blackie's Mother and sister were here today, Blackie went up town with them got a letter form Ted today some letter to, have been reading some so will go to bed now

Thursday Jan 14th 15

Ironed today, Fannie came over or rather she stoped in a few min, she went up town this eve, didn't like the fellow she met so she came home, Warren and Preston went to the show

Friday January 15 15

Jack and I went to the Empire, was very good Eben called today, guess he is going away,

Sat Jan 16th 15

went to the dance with Jack this eve, Preston and Wanda Warren and Alice were there to. Fannie and Earl went to Keiths,

Sunday January 17th 15

didn't go to church today, Fannie and Margie went, Fannie and I went up town this afternoon went to the Temple, had a very good time, Jack was over this eve, went to the show, got some cream to, good night, 12 oclock

Mon. Jan. 18th 1915

sure didn't do any thing today. Etta called today, I went over for a few min, she sure is a joke, Fannie was over a while this eve, must go to bed now 10:45

Tuesday January 19th 1915

sure did snow some last eve, looks just fine out today, went to the dance with Fannie came home with Jack, Geo came with Fannie, Preston & Wanda went to Keiths,

Wednesday Jan. 20 - 15

Etta and Irene were here a few min this eve those kids sure are jolly, didn't do much today

Thursday Jan 21st 15

Jack came over this eve, we washed today, sure is cold, Clyde wore a black shirt tonight he looks funny in black shirt, guess its because I never saw him with one on befor,

Friday Jan 22 - 15

Hazel called today and said lets have a sleigh party this eve, so we did, had a very good time, went to Emfields for a oyster supper, every body seamed to have a good time, there was 19 of us,

Sat eve Jan 23 - 15

am so lonesome I cant think of any thing Jack didn't call me this eve,

Sunday January 24 - 15

didn't go to church today, Bert went so did Fannie + Margie, it hurt me so to walk, Fannie and Shallah were here this P.M. they went skating, Jack came over this eve, I didn't feel very good and for a wounder I had my mouth shut, Earl Fannie Jack and I went to the show, we got some cream as we came home, ate such a mess guess we will both be sick tomorrow, Jack scolded me this eve, first time I ever seen him realy angry, my but he sure can look cross must go to bed now.

Mon Jan 25th 15

didn't do much to day to cold to move -

Tuesday Jan 26th 15

Jack and I, Lewie and Wanda, Elmer and Hazel and the bunch went to Jack Schacknes this eve some snow party, such a mess, sure have snow all over the house am so tired and sleepy, 12:15

Wednesday eve Jan 27th 15

Ironed today, got up at 9, tried to sweep up the snow White called to day, so did May, her and Isabelle are coming over this, so is Fannie, O gee Clarence just went up town, wish he would go and forget to come back, he is the biggest bunch of soup I don't like to have him around, He makes cold chills go down my back, he sure is one tough man, I suppose the girl will be over pretty soon, so must wash the dishes, will write some well they have come and gone, Earl went home with Fannie, every body else is in, Mother is sleeping with Bert tonight, and I have to sleep all by my self, the first since Sept 14th, Jack called this eve, he isnt very well, just a cold I guess, but a bad one, must go to bed now befor Clarence comes down to get something to eat, 11:15.

Thursday Jan 28th 15

was talking to Jack he isn't coming over this eve said he was going up town, my but is lonesome when every body goes out or to bed, it seams lonesome with out Jack to, was talking to Fannie, she has the blues, poor kid I feel sorry for her, think I had better feel sorry for my self,

Friday eve Jan 29th 15

went over to Fannie this eve she made candy Earl came over to he bought some cream, had a very nice time, Jack and Vern called to day, so did Geo,

Sat eve Jan 30 - 15.

Jack and I went to Keiths was pretty good, Fannie and I went up town this afternoon,

Sunday January 31st 1915

didn't go to church today, Jack was over this eve, was to bad to go any place so we just stayed at home, am going to bed now 12:15 Earl just came home from F.H.

February 1915

Monday February 1st 1915

such a terrible day, it rains a while then blows then freezes, The walks are awful - did some sewing today, have the blues to, just a shade, 9:10

Tuesday Feb 2 - 15

went to the Eastern Star dance this eve. had a very good time, Preston and Wanda Elmer and Hazel, Doras and Pete, Jack and I such a bunch and such a mess - Geo and Vern called this afternoon, Etta and Lewie were here a min to, 1:05

Wed - Feb - 3 - 15

didn't get up until 8:30, feel just fine, have been so busy to day, made so pretty towels yesterday, Jack called this eve, he is coming over tomorrow eve, mother wants me to come to bed now so good night 8:35

Thursday eve Feb - 4th 15

well Clyde has come and gone, Fannie is staying all night with me, Lewie went to the doctors this eve, then he and Black went to the show, Warren was over a few min to He and Earl went to the show to, gee but Jack did tease me this eve, he said I made him sleepy, he said I was a lot of bother to, he sure can tease awful, O gee it is time for me to go to bed now,

Friday eve Feb 5th 15

did some sewing for Fannie today, ironed some to, Nellie Dunbarr and Nettie S were here for a while this eve Fannie is staying with me to, she washed her head this eve, Geo called today, guess I will go to bed now, Fannie is sitting behind the stove and Earl is talking a leg right off the poor kid. 10:45

Saturday eve or morning Feb - 6th

was up to the dance this eve. Jack didn't get over until 9:05 he sure is a joke. Preston and Wanda, Warren and Alice, Blackie and Fannie, Jack and I, some mess Jack and I Fannie and Blackie went out to the Chinese got home about 1:10 Jack went home about 1:45 O gee quite early -

Sunday Feb 7th 15 -

Fannie stoped in a few min on her way from SS today, Jack came over for dinner today Preston went for Wanda so we had a little party, quite small. Preston went to Warren's this afternoon, guess he was there for lunch, he wasn't home any way, Etta came over about 3:30 she was here for supper, her and Jack have quite a time with there children, Jack and I went to the show, he went home a few min ago that was about 11:30 every body is home but Elmer, he must have fell in,

Monday February 8th 1915

sure is cold today, was over to Fannies this afternoon, she entertains the SS class this eve, so I went over and helped her fix them, am not going over this eve some of the girls met here, guess Mrs Nell didn't like it because I didn't go, am going to bed now 9 oclock wrote to Ted today

Tuesday Feb - 9 - 15

Jack was out this eve. don't feel like writing tho,

Wed, Feb 10 - 15

don't know as I feel any better today took my dress to the cleaners today, saw Jack at work to, washed today, had to go up town to pay phone bill called Fannie but she had gone to the dance Vern called today, Auntie May called to guess she is coming up the last of the wk. must not write any more or I might put some thing down that looks foolish so guess I will try to read some just 8:10 -

Thursday February 11th 1915.

went with mother for some dishes, saw Jack, didn't think he was coming over so Clarence washed my head this afternoon, I went to sleep about 3:45 didn't get up until 6:30 my hair wasn't quite dry, so put on my cap and washed the dishes, Fannie and Nora were over a few min, just as they were leaving who came up but Jack. I sure was surprised, but please just the same, even if I was dirty guess we are gong to the dance Sat eve 11:30

Friday eve Feb 12th 1915

didn't get up until 8:30 this A M. Fannie and I was to the Empire this afternoon wasn't very good tho, had a lot of fun with a nice looking brown eyed fellow, was very much surprised to see him on Summit St after the show. Thought I would never get rid of him but I did, I am always getting in dutch, am sleepy now so guess I will go to bed now got a new waist today, was down to see some of the girls, Fannie was just here, am going to bed now 8:30

Sat eve February 13 - 1915

went to the dance with Jack, Fannie went with us, White and Jack had a little chat, had a very good time, Geo came home with Fannie, P and W and A were there to, 12:05 good night,

Sunday Feb 14th 15 -

didn't go to church today, rained almost alday, Fannie came over this afternoon we took a nice windy walk down to the Cherry St bridge, my but the ice cream is awful. Geo came over this eve for Fannie, they went over to Rays, Jack and I went up town am so awful tired am going to bed 12:45

Mon. Feb - 15th 15

Made some waists for Mother today Looked for Auntie May but she didn't come, Geo called this eve, talked to Fannie to -

Tuesday Feb 16th 15

Jack came over this eve, so did Auntie Mary, we washed today, Jack went home at 11:15 he must be sick, no he wasn't he was tired, am going to bed to Earl went to Cleveland today,

Wed, Feb. 17th 15 -

Lucie and I went over to Fannies for a few min this ev, Earl came home this eve brought me a very pretty pennant green and white, Fannie gave me some more serving to do for her, am just a little bit tired. Ironed today, so good night 9:30

Thursday eve Feb 18th 15 -

Jack and I went to see a Fool. There was I thought it was good but Jack said it was to dam rotten,

Fri. Feb. 19 - 15

Auntie May and I went up town this afternoon, went to the Empire, I thought it was just fine, Clarence Auntie May and I went to the show this eve, it was so rotten it was funny that Clarence is sure is a nut, am going to bed now

Sat eve Feb - 20 - 15

Fannie didn't go to the dance this eve. the rest of the bunch come up tho, Jack and Mother had a nice little fuss, gee but they are a joke, Mother is a mess when somebody starts bible talk, we had some oyster soup when we got home, Jack told me some thing this eve that surprised me very much, poor Jack he is always in to something the poor unlucky devil, he is out of one thing into another, am going to bed now

Sunday eve Feb 21st 15

didn't go to church today, Fannie didn't either, Jack come over this afternoon went to the Temple The Man Of The Hour was very good, Jack came out for lunch Auntie Mary went to the show this eve with us, we walked up town and home, again, Jack got some candy on the way, so ate candy and froze my fingers all the way home, was awful tired after we got home from the show

Monday Feb 22 - 15

such a long lonesome day and eve. grandpa came up today. Bert and Auntie May went to the show, Mother and grandpa have gone to bed the boys have gone to the show to Clarence didn't so he is writing now. Preston and Warren, Wanda and Alice went out to Warren's cottage, the kid wanted me to go, but I didn't want to go if Jack had to work, so stayed at home, O dear here comes the kids, well most of them have gone to bed, so guess I will go to. 10:45

Tuesday Feb 23 - 15

rained most all day, Jack came over this eve, we went to the show, got out pictures to only five were good, Auntie May and Clarence fooling around here and Auntie got hurt, she don't feel very good now, Blackie got a little pup, he don't know how to eat yet, I fixed him a nice little bottle but the nut wont even eat milk, guess I will go to bed now, I talked to Fannie this eve, Preston didn't go out B Way as he was out Friday Sat Sun and Monday, his finger is getting along real nice 11:45

Wed - Feb - 24 - 15

such a nasty day, and of course we washed Blackie's little dog, cryed all night, if I have to get up to night with that dog I am afraid he will just about die befo Morn. Auntie May and I went up town, got me a new dress, a new hat to Nell gave me my coat to, Auntie May read to me this eve we are going to bed now, 11:30

Thursday eve Feb 25th 15

Jack came over this eve, we went up to the show the great big tease, he tried to make me think he was out to see his Little Widow, gee I don't know maby he was, am going to bed now. 11:30 Jack must be sick is went home so early, that is quite early for him,

Friday Feb. 26th 1915

ironed all a.m. Auntie May and I went to the Empire, wasn't so very good, Mother Auntie May and I went over to Minnies gee but she has the prettiest home. I would get married tomorrow if I could have some thing like that, (that is if I could get a man) my but it sure is cold this eve. was talking to Fannie this eve, she is ironing this eve,

Saturday eve - February 27th - 1915

This sure has been one pretty day, but O so very cold, Jack and I went to the dance, Elmer and Hazel Lewie and Wanda went to I don't know when Fannie, had a very good time, if Jack Williams don't stop teasing me, I am going to pull his hair all out 12:45

Sunday February 28th 1915

Well this is the last day of another month, how fast the time does fly, something else came very near flying this A.M. when the house caught fire. I think it would be just a little bit cold to take up my bed and walk. Fannie and I went up town this afternoon My but this has been one pretty day, we seen Jack and Geo and Frank. Jack was over this eve, we went up to the show. I laughed this eve until I was sick, Fannie was here for supper and her and Earl were as funnie as could be, every body came home home so early, guess Elmer and Hazel are sore heads any way. 12:00 good night. Jack and I sure are not sore heads. I am just as happy as can be

March 1915

Tuesday March 2 - 1915

One more pretty day, gee but it sure is windy, Auntie May went home this afternoon, just 2 wk. but it seams so short, I enjoyed the visit very much, I seen Mary Hayes today, she said she was coming out to stay all night Mon eve net. Jack was out this eve, we went up to the show, was pretty good, I suppose I would enjoy my self on a rock if I was with him, 12:45

Wed - March - 3 - 15

Clarence went away this amm. Earl went yesterday guess we will have some peace now, seams very quiet now, my but the sun shines so warm and pretty Elmer and Hazel have made up again, true love never runs smoth, Preston was out to see Wanda last eve, Warren was over a few min to, so was Fannie, she was going over to the Y W C A will write some more later just 7:20 and every body is out. mother and Bert and grandpa have gone to bed, I had to wash Preston's face and hands this eve, his finger is so sore. I washed his head to my it sure is quiet, seams nice tho, am going to bed now, we are going to wash in the A.M. Black is here again guess he just went to the corner, a man was just here to see Elmer. I wonder if Jack is going to bed early this eve, good night. 8:00.

Thursday eve, March 5th 1915 -

O such a washing as we did do today, gee but it is cold Lewie went to see Wanda, Warren got string, Lewie said he was going to loose out, Jack came over this eve, we went up to the show, was real good, all Elmer and Jack do is to tease, they have Clurtis on the brain now, Jack is into more trouble, he sure is a brick when it comes to trouble, (I don't care I think that mach is crazy), am going to bed now, 12:45 sweet dreams -

Friday March 5th 1915,

well such a day, snow, rain, sleet, and every thing it is raining now, Blackie and Fannie went up to the show, she was over a few min, those kids sure are awful when they get together, Geo called this afternoon but I was in bed so mother said I wasn't here, Lewie has a harp here behind the stove, and such a noise, you cant tell if he is playing, a religious peace or Turkey in the Straw, was talking to Jack a few min this eve Hazel called Elmer, Lewie called Wanda and I guess that is all so will go to bed now 9 oclock

Sat March 6th 1915

such a nasty day, how tired one gets of dark rainy weather, as long as the sun shines it's all right and every body is happy, grandpa is feeling much better today - there was ten in our bunch at the dance this eve, first nobody was going then the

Monday March 1st 1915

Well this is one more pretty day. Elmer is working on the roof today. Bert hasn't gone to work yet. Prestons finger is must better Blackie went to Pemberville Sat and took the little dog, guess Elmer and Hazel had a quarrel Sunday eve. he seams rather blue today. said he was going to get a divorce Sat next I thnk he will be all over it by that time, will write some more after while, well supper is over, I had to wash the dishes, Hazel was down to see Elmer, gee he seams to be happy now, Etta was over a while this eve so was Warren, poor Etta, guess she is lost, her friend Fred for good, my she seams to think lots of him, she wants me to go to Keiths with her one night next wk. Mary called this eve. she is coming out to stay all night next Mo. eve. must go to bed now. 9:05

Saturday

next thing the bunch went, my but we are all so very crazy, Elmer's coz Mr Taylor is staying all night with him. I wonder if any body ever left like I do when they went to bed? yes - no, just think of it, it is 2:05 I realy think that is just about bed time, so I think I will go to bed now, Blackie went with Fannie this eve, Wanda - Lewis Warren - Alice. Henry - Lulu. F. - B.J.A.

Sunday March 7th 1915

didn't get up until 9:30. Fannie came over this afternoon, we went up town, was to see Deep Purple, was good to. Jack came over this eve, we went over to Fannies, Henry and his girl were there, Warren had Alice over to and Blackie went over as Jack and I went, am going to bed now, am so tired and sleepy 12:10

Monday March 8th 1915

we washed today, Fannie, Mary and Art called this eve, Etta was over a few min to we are going to Keiths Wed eve, every body is in bed now but Elmer and I, he is reading, I am going to bed 9:20

Tuesday Mach 9th 1915

this is a nice day so bright and warm. I ironed today, started a cushion to, Jack and I went to the show twas pretty good, we got some ice cream as we came home, had ice cream and peaches and cake, Lewie and Wanda went to Keiths this eve, Etta and I are going tomorrow eve, Elmer and Hazel went to a dance, am going to bed now, so sweet dreams to every body,

Wednesday March 10th 1915

didn't do much today, cleaned up stairs, embroidered some, and messed around all day, got a letter from Auntie May today, Mother has the had ach awful. Clarence went up town this P.M. Maby he wont be so cross and mean when he comes home well just come back from the show, was pretty good, guess we will go to the Empire Friday eve, had a very good time 11:45

Thursday March 11th 15

another dark day, well be glad when summer comes. Mother washed windows today, Mary H. was here a few min, finished my cushion to, I washed my head today gee but my ear does turn awful, Jack came over this eve he brought me one of his book, we went to the show am going to bed now, 11:30 Jack went home early -

Friday March 12 - 15

will have to write this in bed, cause Fannie is here, her and Lester M. she was to Keiths this eve she is going to stay all night with me Blackie and I was up to the show, Isabelle was here for supper, gee but I am so sleepy, Jack called this eve. O yes so did Mr Funcell, he wanted me to go up town with him, he is one to much for poor little me, am going to sleep now and dream of the good time I might have had, nit

- Sat March 13 - 15

such a pretty day, my but the sun was warm today, went to the dance this eve so did Lewie and Wanda had a very good time. am going to bed now. I I I -

Sunday eve March 14th 15

My but it would be great if it would stay nice like this all the time. I started to church today, but it was so nice I walked out to the end of the East B car line. Blackie and Earl went to, met Fannie as we came home, seen Etta a few min to, she is going to Mich today or tomorrow, Hazel and Elmer, Jack and I went out to the Art M - this afternoon, walked all of the way home it was so nice, no we just waked up town, say Loyd Clark and wife. Jack was here for supper we went up town after supper, went to see Should a woman divorce? was very good, am so tired I am going to bed now, saw Mary H to, 12:10

Monday eve March 15 - 15

such a lonesome old day. one day of rain sure does give on the blues, didn't do much today, wasn't so very tired tho, went to sleep this afternoon I called Jack this eve, guess we will go to the dance Wed eve, he wont come over Tuesday eve, guess Fannie and Blackie are going to, Fannie was here a few min this eve, am going to bed now, 9:15

Tuesday eve March 16th 15.

Mr Le Vally came home happy last eve, so this a.m. he packed his little trunk and got out. hope he stays, I finished up Fannies sewing today, Elmer went to work at noon today, guess we have to move. wonder where we will go, don't feel very good today first hot then cold, I wounder how much of a splash I would make if I jumped in the river? guess I will try

Wednesday eve March 17th 15

went to the dance this eve. Preston and Wanda didn't go. Blackie and Fannie went up. had a very good time I got a yellow bow to wear tonight but Jack laughed at me, am tired so am going to bed now, 12:11

Thursday eve March 18th 15

O my this is the first day I have worked in so long, nothing like it, am so tired so I think I will go to bed, Mr Cane was in the store today he wanted to take me to dinner, gee but he is good

Friday eve March 19 - 15

I walked home this eve took me 65 min to come home don't feel very good. Jack called me this eve. he has a sore eye, gee but it sure did seam funny with out Jack last eve.

Sat 20 - 15

came home all by my self, Lewie and Wanda were in to see me a few min Blackie and Earl came in to, am tired and sleepy so am going to bed. Mother waited for me,

Sunday March 21st 1915.

got up this a.m. took a bathe and just fooled around, Wanda was over for supper, Jack and I went to the Valentine to see Loves Modle, was pretty good Jack didn't care for it tho,

March 22 - 15 - Monday.

wasn't very busy, today, am tired and sleepy tho, am going to bed now, 8:15

March 23 - 15 Tuesday,

Jack and I went to the show tonight, got some cream as we come home woke mother up and gave her some, Jack went home early 11:25

March 24 - 15 Wed

went to the show with Blackie this eve, am so very sleepy, 10:15

March 25th 15 Thursday

Mr Eiben called this eve, wanted me to join there little party Sat eve. nothing sturing. I think. I know Mr White quite well enough, was talking to Fannie to, Jack and I went to the show, was very good this eve, must go to bed now 11:45

March 26 - 15 Friday

was very busy today, sean Eulalah and Mrs Houtz and Margie, got some night gowns and a set of spoons today, Eiben called this eve am so tired and sleepy, Jack said he would call this eve, guess he forgot all about me, Preston is going to get a diamond for Wanda tomorrow, my but it sure does seam funny to think of Lewie getting married, it don't seam quite real, I wounder what mother and I will do, guess I will go to bed now,

Sat eve March 27th 1915

just got home from work, Louis met me at 7:15 went with him to get Wanda's ring, sure is a prettie one, am so tired I wonder where Jack is, and if Fannie and Eben went out, guess I will go to bed

Sunday March 28 - 15

Jack came, over this after noon, we went for a walk, he was here for supper, Lewie and Mother went to the stor this afternoon Blackie went to Pemberville last eve. Fannie and Miss Ott was over this eve a few min, told me all about there good time last eve, Geo was over this A.M. told me Jack took some body to the dance last eve, I think he would have his hands full if he would tend his own biz, guess I know Jack just about as well as he does, am going to bed now

Mon, March 29 - 15

not very biz to day, mother don't feel very good, am going to bed. 8:30

March 30th 15 Tuesday

Jack was over this eve, we went to the show, I put your money in the bank today, gave the book to Jack this eve so he can put some more in, got me new center piece today to, guess I will go to bed.

March 31st 15 Wed

O gee but I am sleepy, wrote 4 letters this eve. Black and Fannie went to the show this eve Mother has my new dress all most finished. I like it real well must wash my dirty face and go to bed

April 1915

April 1st 1915 Thursday,

Jack and I went to the show this eve. Lewis went to see Wanda as he always does,

Friday April 2 - 15

was awful busy today, am tired and sleepy, am going to take a bathe and go to bed X

Sat April 3 - 15

Jack met me this eve, the house caught fire again this eve, so Jack and I had to come right home as mother was rather frightened, we each got a new pair of shoes today,

Sunday, April 4th - 15

Jim and Fannie was out last eve guess they had a good time as Jim looks rather sleepy today, Lewie went over to Wanda today for dinner and Jack came over here we went up town to see the fire, we stayed home this eve, Jack helped me wash the dishes this eve, good night

Monday April 5th 1915

wasn't very busy this old blue mon, O I made 50c on a bet with Jack, ha ha I would rather be lucky than rich, Mack wanted me to go to a dance with him tomorrow eve, guess I don't want to go tho, am going to bed

Tuesday April 6th 1915

Jack and I went to the dance this eve, the bunch all went up, went to look at a house with mother today, don't like it but guess we will take it tho, I wounder if Jack is getting tired of me, O if I thought he was - and I go on liking him better all the time, -

Wed April 7th 15

don't feel good so wont write any this eve,

Thursday eve April 8 - 15

had to help mother iron this eve, so I called up jack and ask him not to come over I got his birthday cushion today, I hope he likes it I think it is real pretty gee but it seams funny when Jack don't come over on Thursday. I wounder it he missed me like I do him, guess it isn't boys nature to miss any thing much, well I cant help it if he don't miss me I miss him just the same, am going to bed now and go to sleep - am to tired, good night

Friday April 9 - 1915

got a letter from Keneith today Fannie called this eve, I didn't walk home this eve it looked so rainy, have walked home 2 or 3 times this wk. that is enough, Mrs Foulger quite work today, will seam funny with out her, guess I will take a bathe and go to bed mother is so tired and sleepy, grandpa don't feel good

Sat eve April 10th 1915

O my such a mess as this house is in, Aeleta was in my bed when I come home, Jack met me this eve, we walked around went to the Princess, then got some ice cream and came home, I felt so good this eve, I teased Aeletta, and Jack just a little, O dear such a time as we had, must go to bed now, I think Jack was right, it is 108 in the shade good night

Sunday April 11th 1915

O such a terrible day so windy and rainy, Fannie stoped in a few min on her way to church this A.M. we had a awful time trying to get dinner every thing packed away Elmer went away yesterday, Fannie and I went over to pay the rent, we called Jack up and had him meet us up town so we stayed up town for supper, we went to the show got come cream and candy and went home, Aeleta and Blackie went to the show, of course we all had to have a fight, O yes and for a change we had one hour of silence some more silence, it sure was a change alright and tired so guess I will go to bed -

Monday eve April 12 - 15

well I came out here today at noon and nobody was here, but such a mess as things are in to night, no gas no nothing but a place to sleep. Jack came down this eve and fixed the stove, am tired so I am going to bed.

Tuesday April 13 - 15

didn't go to work today, but O my sure did work some at home, Jack came down a few min, Aeleta went to the show, am tired so am going to bed Jack just went home and Aeleta just came,

Wed - April 14th 15

went to work today, got a letter from Earl and Nell, Aeleta is mad at Jack I wounder what is the matter with her, poor mother is so tired so is Aeleta she went to the show, and I am going to bed,

Thursday eve April 15th 1915

walked home with Mack this eve, My head aches so, the walk helped it tho, Jack and I bronzed every thing about the place Aeleta just came home from the show, am going to bed now, Jack has just gone

Friday eve April 16 - 15

walked home this eve, Jack and I went to the show, gee but I feel rotten,

Sat April 17 - 15

Met Wanda & Lewie after work, went to a show and came home, don't know when I ever had the head ache so hard. 12:10

Sunday, April 18th 1915

don't feel good today so guess I had better not write much, worked all morning, Lewie had Wanda over for supper, I was so tired and sick I wore my apron and cap all day. called Fannie but couldn't get her, talked to Jack a few min to. he isn't coming down this eve, gee I wish he liked me as much as Lewie does Wanda, O well maby if I was as nice as Wanda or real pretty or had lots of pretty cloths perhaps he might like me to, I am just what I am and that's all, O I wish I could go to sleep 1:45

Mon April 19 - 15

I feel some better this eve, was supposed to go out to Foulgers this eve but am so tired it cant be done Jack came down this eve after work was here for supper, Lewie went over to see Wanda for a change guess she was alone, Mrs Sutton came down to see mother this eve to, poor grandpa he don't feel good not a bit, am tired and sleepy to so guess I will go to bed now,

Tuesday eve April 20

went to the dance this eve, so did Wanda and Lewie, they had there first quarrel haha, it is all over now tho, had a very good time, got me a new suit today, my goodness I am sleepy, good night

Wed 4-21-15

Geo and Vern were in the store today saw lots of people I knew today, grandpa feels worse this eve, Jack came over this eve to fix mother stove, I just bet he wishes we were in the bottom of the river, he has helped so much Lewie went over to see Wanda again today he had got it bad. I am going to take a bathe now and go to bed I cant see to write straight and longer, I wrote a letter to Ted this eve, her mother died a few days ago, poor kid I feel so sorry for her, she will be so lonesome,

Thursday eve April 22 - 1915

Jack came over and we went to the show got come cream and came home, every thing is just the same thing over and over

Friday eve April 23 - 15

went to the show this eve, guess I have the show on the brain, don't feel very good,

Sat eve April 24 - 15

Foulger was in today, guess we will go out there tomorrow, Bert came in the store to he got mother some new things, she wont have then I bet, Jack and Wanda Lewie and I went to the Temple after work, was just fine, if I don't feel better tomorrow something is going to happen,

Sunday eve April 25 - 15

well such a day, when I woke up this A.M. I found my coat and hat lying beside me on the bed and I hadn't even undressed my shoes were off tho, worked a while this A.M. then got dressed Jack came over and we went over to Little's then over to Foulger's, sure had a grand time, Jack got sick and he sure was sick to, didn't get home until 12-30 that will get 'em, sure am some sleepy and tired, good night

Mon. April 26 - 15

My goodness but I sure was tired this A.M. so was Little, Mr Foulger didn't go to work to day. good thing Jack didn't have to work to, Jack met me this eve, we walked home from work, then he came over and we went down to the show, now I am going to bed

Tuesday 27 - 15

Jack and I walked home this eve to, he didn't work to day, feels ok tho. Fannie came in today, guess we will go to a party at the Beach next Sat eve, we went to the show and now I am so sleepy I cant see

Wed - 28 - 15

walked home this eve with Jack and Wanda don't know what I will do when Jack goes back to work, will miss him, cause Wanda is going to quite work I think , will have to walk all by my self, Jack was over this eve, he is going out to see Carry tomorrow eve, he has a terrible time with his girls, -

Thursday eve April 29 - 15

walked home with Wanda, helped mother wash dishes, am going to take a bathe and go to bed, gee but it is lonesome when Jack don't come over, and worse than lonesome when he goes to see some one else, -

Friday eve April 30th 1915

Wanda and I rode home this eve, Lewie went over to see Wanda and Jack came over here we went to the show, Jack was so tired and sleepy, he must have had a nice time last eve - with Carry -

May 1915

Sat May 1st 1915

sure did work some today, Bert came in to see me today, so did Fannie Jim Lewie and Jack Fannie waited for me this eve, we went up to the dance, Jack was up to the dance to, Lewie and Wanda to, Fannie met Geo after the dance he walk her home, I wounder if she likes him? I think Jack would have felt better last eve if he hadn't went out with Flood, he was so cross - some times I think he is tired of me, am going to bed now - if I don't quite writing on my lap. I never can read this

Sunday May 2 - 15

well yesterday was Jack's birthday. I wounder if he will be any more of a man, if as good night, I see my finish we went out to Point Place woods today to get some violets, got some to, got some dusty shoes we had to get a shoe shine when we got down town -. then we down got our supper went to the Palace, and come home just 10:30 sure did have a nice time, I hate to have today end, guess I will go to bed now, good night little book

Monday May 3 - 15

had such a nice time yesterday and the day was so nice it don't seam possible it can rain so tonight. Jack came over for a while it rained so hard we couldn't go to the show, Jack read a short story to me am sleepy now,

Tuesday eve, May 4th 15

well it didn't rain much today, came home with Wanda tonight, Jack and I, Lewie and Wanda went to Lous, had a very good time grandpa went down to Auntie Mays yesterday,

Wed, May 5th 15

Walked home this eve with Wanda Jack was over a while we went to the little show, was so rotten it was good

Thursday eve May 6th - 16

Mrs Foulger was in to see me today Jack and I met then up town then we went to the Temple, was just time, gee but I am sleepy

Friday eve May 7th 15

Well this this first evening this wk. Jack hasn't been over, guess I am crazy but I am lonesome with out him, it seams as tho he should come over every eve., am going to take a bath and go to bed grandpa came home this eve. -

Sat May 8th 1915

got off at 8 P.M. went out to H + Beach to Henry Yost's party, had a very nice time Jack is staying all night here, sure am tired

Sunday May 9th 15

got up at 5:30 Jack and I waited for Foulgers for quite a while they didn't come so we went out there. they had gone so we went to the beach in a hurry, had a nice time but am so awful tired, came home got cleaned up went up-town to a show, am going to bed now,

Monday May 10th 15

was so tired could hardly move all day, sure am going to bed early this eve

Tuesday eve May 11th 15

Jack came over this eve we went to the Temple the show was just fine,

Wed-12-15

don't feel very good, walked home this eve with Wanda, gee it wont be long until Wanda and Lewie are married. time goes so fast,

Thursday eve 13-15

Jack came over this eve we were supposed to go to Foulger but Jack was, O well he was, well we didn't go any way, am going to bed now, good night,

Friday May 14th 1915

Jack didn't come over this eve guess he went to see Miss Gardener. I took a bathe and am going to bed now.

Sat eve May 15 15

wasn't very busy to day. rained almost all day started to rain about 9 o'clock met Jack and went to show had to run all the way there, the show was good came home about 11 oclock Jack had to go home in the rain poor Boy Jack wrote this

Sun May 16 - 15

Jack was over this afternoon he was mad and he wouldn't hardly talk to me, I wanted to put a little bell on his ear and he put my arm up against the door rather hard, Mrs and Mr. Foulger and Kettie came over this afternoon they were here for supper, then Kettie went to church and we went up town to the show, mother ask Wanda over this P.M. then when the bunch came over she called her up and told her, the poor little dear got mad, guess she thought mother didn't want her, poor mother felt awfull about it, guess she will be alright tomorrow,

Monday eve May 17 - 1915

Jack and I went to show, thought I was going to get a picnic but didn't, saw Jack Bruss.

Tuesday eve May 18th 1915

went to the dance, met Fannie down town she went with us. Mr Eiben came home with her, she stayed alnight with me had a very nice time

Wed eve May 19th 1915

Jack was over, he brought a story for me to read, my but it sure did rain this eve, haven't heard from Bert for a long time,

Thursday May 20 - 15

met Foulgers down town went to a couple of shows, and came home, guess we will go out there Sunday

Friday May 21 - 15

Fannie called up this eve. she wanted me to go to a dance with her but was to tired, Mack wanted me to go to some show with him, Jack was over a little while, poor Lewie cant eat or sleep, gee but I sure do hate to have him get married,

Sat May 22 - 15

sure was busy today, Jack met me we went to the Princess, got some ice cream and came home, am going to church tomorrow,

Sunday May 23 - 15

got up early this A.M. went to church, went out to Foulgers this afternoon, didn't get home until 11:30 my but it seams to rain a lot, all the pleats are sure out of my dress, am so tired

Mon May 24th 15

was so tired today, Mrs Foulger was in today, Jack came over this eve,

Tuesday 25 15

went up town this eve to see the Denzel wasn't very good. was talking to Isabell to day, got a letter from Auntie May to am so very sleepy I cant see any longer -

Wed eve May 26 15

Jack and I worked some on my pillow and read some in the paper, stayed at home it is so cold Clyde wore his overcoat, mother and Preston went over and pd the rent,

Thursday eve May 27th 1915

walked home this eve, Jack was waiting with Wanda, was awfully surprised, but pleased, he got his picture today I think it is real good, the Kids we going to meet us and go to the Velentine but guess they did want to go or something, they didn't come I guess, Lewie said he did but we didn't see them, the show was just fine, my but I am so sleepy and tired, Jack isn't coming over tomorrow eve

Friday eve May 28th 1915

gee but it is cold, and raining to - didn't feel very good to day had a cramp in my stomach had a new girl in the Dept to, seams real nice, my it seams as tho Jack should come over, guess he isn't coming tho, Lewie was talking to Wanda for about 30 min this eve, Wanda and her mother were in the stor today but they wouldn't talk to me guess I don't look very good to them, I cant help that eather, they have got to go some if they are any better than my mother and I well I guess I had better wash my face and go to bed, as I have to work late tomorrow eve

Sat May 29 - 15

Sat is sure some long day, am so tired & have to look cross eyed, guess I will go canoeing tomorrow, Jack me this eve, has rained almost all day, Jack brought me a umbrella went to the Temple, am awful tired,

Sunday eve May 30th 1915

Went canoeing today with the bunch from the store had a grand time, was so windy we couldn't go far and 4 in one canoe is quite a bunch anaway, got home a bout 7 - Jack didn't come over this eve, he called about 7 just befor I got home, guess he thought I was drowned so he woudnt come over he wasn't angry I know, I wouldn't care if he went out with a bunch from the shop. I don't know why he didn't come over he said he would come this eve, Well it is 8:30 so guess I will go bed -

Mon eve 31 - 15

why wasn't yesterday as pretty as today? O cause six years to day since Winni Died it realy don't seam real, had a nice time today, went up town for a while, then out to the Beach got a canoe and went out for a while - came up town got our supper went to the Temple and then home, am going to bed now,

June 1915

Tuesday eve June 1st 1915

almost 1 year since I started this book how time does fly - and how how much flys with it, walked home this eve, Jack came over this it was so rainy we stayed at home, poor mother crys so much she cryed, all during supper, grandpa went to Uncle Arleys to day and now that Jim is to see his mother we were all alone I don't know what in the world we are going to do, got a card from Bert today he is in Kansas City my but we sure are torn apart, I wounder where we will be in a year from now yes or in a mo? if I feel like this tomorrow I guess I wont go to work, so good night. 11:30

Wed eve June 2 - 15

Well I didn't go to work today. Miss Aylor called this afternoon, Mr Grimes called this eve, said our pie were just fine, he said he was sorry I was sick today ha ha sorry indeed what does he care, he wants me to go out with the bunch Sun. Jack was over for a while this eve, if we don't quit quarling so much some body is going to get a push right in the face, poor mother cryed almost all day -

Thursday eve June 3 - 15

worked to day. Mr Grimes was waiting on the corner for me or somebody he gave me some of our pie, they are pretty good, guess the bunch is going out Sunday, walked home this eve with Miss Rogers, Wanda didn't work yesterday or today she is going to quit Sat, some class to her, O no I don't want to quit wk. I realy just love it Jack came over this eve we went to the Temple, didn't like the play very well, didn't end up right, it rained some this eve to I threw some water on Clyde and I thought it had rained for a wk, poor old Jack guess he is disgusted with me alright well I don't blame him any, guess I am a mutt, but I cant help it. I am just what I am, O I wish I knew what we are going to do, guess I will take my can and go up the hill, it seams as if we could die and for get it all it would be real nice, I feel so sorry for mother, and Lewie don't know what to do, such a mess.

Fri June 4 - 15

Well this is the first pretty day we have had this Spring I think, walked home eve with Miss Rogers and Wanda. I thought I never could work all day, but a person can do lots if they have to, don't feel the best in the world so guess I hadn't better write much, poor mother will have white hair in another if this keeps up. Mrs. Foulger and Mis Mooty were in the store to see me Well mother is crying again so guess I will talk to her a whil, Jack wont even call,

Sat eve June 5th 1915

was home to supper this eve. Jack and I went up to the dance, had a very good time went to see a fire to, wasn't much tho, Foulger was in, she wants us to go to the beach tomorrow, but mother and Lewie are going down to Auntie May so I will stay home, am tired not, am going to bed

Sunday eve June 6th 15

got up at 5 this A.M. and such a long day, Jack didn't come over until 4 oclock, don't know where he was alday guess he thinks it is not my biz well I guess it isn't, he has a date for Tuesday night to, well I think that is some of my biz, we were over to Foulgers for supper then we walked up town My goodness some walk for Sunday eve all over Canton ave and every place else such a mess, went out to the park had a very good time, met the bunch from the store coming home from canoeing Mr Crimes called me up this A.M. gee I was lonesome about that time to, he played me some music to, well I cant see to write any more, so good night, X X X X

Mon eve 8:45 June 7th 1915

Evelyn came home with mother, I walked home this eve, Mr McCowen came home my way to, Jack called this eve. Kettie was in to see me today, she just came home from Canton, Jim came home yesterday to, am so sleepy I cant see any more -

Tuesday eve June 8 - 15

Jack went to see Pearl this eve I wounder if he realy is tired of me, Well he has gone with me for quite a while let me see it must be about 19 mo. Well I think he needs arrest, any body that would go with me for 19 month needs a vacation for a year I think. I seen Mr Cane to day he just came home from New York. just the same crazy nut, Geo was in a few min. to, so was Fannie and Miss Ott, got me a new suit to day, tan lenin, was out canoeing this eve, several from the store were out, had a very good time now I didn't, what's the use to lye to my self I didn't have a bit good time I don't like - - a bit, I am not going again either, I don't care if Clyde is tired of me I am not tired of him, I wounder if he is at home yet, and I wounder if he had a nice time this eve O I am going to bed 12:15

Wed - June 9 - 15

Evelyn got some of Aeleta's birthday cake today was real nice, I came home at noon, just couldn't work, this is the last time I am going to be such a baby. I sure do wish we knew what we are going to do, Wanda was over for supper, Jack was over this eve for a while, I got a card from Mr. Finell today, poor boob I thought he was dead by now, got a letter from Bert today, he is in Kansas, good for him, hope he stays there, well I am so sleepy good night -

Thursday eve June 10 - 15

Well this has sure been a pretty day for Doras Emfield to get married, gee, I wounder if the sun will shine on my weding, it wont be long until Preston and Wanda are married, time brings all things around, and it sure goes so fast, Clyde came over this eve went to see Tillys Punctured Romance was just as funny as can be, went down and got some cream, saw Mr Schachner Mother and Evelyn went to the show, to am tired and sleepy to so good night 11:30 Mr Grimes called this eve, am going canoing Sunday

Friday eve June 11 - 15

got me self a new waist and a pr slippers today, have the head ache to, I took a bathe and am going to bed now, gee but I am so sleepy. I hope it is nice Sunday.

Saturday June 12 - 15

O dear but Sat is a long day, Jack met me this eve. We went to the Princess was very good gee but my eye hurts, Clyde got a new suit I think it is real pretty mother and Evelyn were up when we came home, was sure surprised, thought some one must be sick, poor mother always gos to bed at eight

Sunday eve June 13 - 15

was up stairs dressing when mother called me she said some one was down stairs to see me down I came one shoe and one slipper, my dress just about half on, who was it, why Jack of course I was glad to see him always am, he went home about 12 - Mr Grimes came out about 1:45 rained all afternoon, so we stayed at home. Geo came over for a while to, after supper we went out to the Park waited for Mr Wallace and Le Vern but they didn't come had a very nice time, wounder where Jack is -

Mon eve June 14 - 15

Foulgers were over for a while, rained so Rose had to take my coat, Jack was down to, he was over to see Carry and Pearl yesterday pretty bad where it takes three girls in one day. O well peace and joy be his -

Tuesday eve June 15 - 15

Jack and I met Fannie up town, then we went to the dance, had a very good time, Jack's friend Miss Handfield was up so I guess he had a nice time, Fannie is staying alnight with me, we were undressed for bed when the front door came open and some one walked in, O don't get excited, it was only Jack he had Fannie's gloves in his pocket

Wed eve June 17th 15

Jack was over for a while, we cut out puzzles and put them together, such kids as we are I some times wounder if we will ever amount to anything gee but I am sleepy,

Thursday eeeve June 18 - 15

was out this eve with Mr Grimes, the water sure was beautiful, had a lovely time, Mr Grimes sure is one grand man, I wounder if he always would be so nice one never can tell,

Friday eve June 19 - 15

was to keiths this eve with Jack was pretty good, am so tired and sleepy,

Sat eve June 20 - 15

Fannie and Jim met me this eve so we went to the Temple, Jack was up to, went down got some cream came home, Jack is rather angry this eve, well I cant help it if he is -

Sunday eve June 20 - 15

Rose and Geo and Jack came over this eve, they were here for lunch, we went to the beach, Gee but Jack is M a d don't believe I ever saw him quite so angry, well I sorry but what can I do? I can't help it, some times I think he expects to much, I don't want to write

Mon June 21 - 15

Well I forgot to undress last night, no body home, I didn't go to work today didn't feel like work, Jack was over this eve Mr Grimes call up twice real nice of him

Tues June 22 - 15

went to work today, Ray was waiting for me, we went canoeing had a grand time there was six canoe's from the store had a nice box of candy and lots of music, some time Mr Grimes sure does treat a girl nice, am going to bed now 12-15, sweet dreams to every body

Wed June 23 - 15

Jack and I met Mr and Mrs Foulger up town went to Keiths, was very good went with mother to look for a house such a mess any way - My Lord but I am so tired of every thing - just the same thing over and over -

Thursday eve June 24 - 15

that Mack makes me tired some time he is going to ask me for a date and get his dear little face boxed, the smart little cat, was talking to Jack this eve, he saidd he would come over, but I guess he has changed his mind, Warren called me this eve he wanted me to go to the moon light tomorrow eve, nothing sturing, Well I wounder what is the matter with Clyde this eve, Mother and Evelyn went to the show, am going to bed now, 9:15

Friday eve June 25 - 15

Jack came over this eve he was out to see Carry last night no wounder he didn't come over guess I don't hear good any more he told me he said he wasn't coming over, I am so sleepy good night

Sat eve June 26 - 15

Della went up to the dance with Jack and I had a real nice time Rose was in the stor wants us to come over tomorrow, Mrs Mootz wants us to come over Tuesday, guess we will go, got a letter from Bert, poor lonesome man, well he wont be good,

Sunday eve June 27 - 15

sure feel tired and sleepy but will write some any way, Preston and Wanda went canoeing this afternoon, was nice and warm to, Rose didn't call this A.M. so Jack and I didn't go out, Mother and I went out to the Beach saw Geo and Mr Wells, and a few girls danced a couple of dances and came home, mother seamed to enjoy the ride but there sure are lots of bugs out there, when we got home Clyde was waiting for me, guess he waited quite a while, we had some cream when we got home and some lemon aid Clyde and I went to the show and Mother went to bed, guess she is tired, am going to bed now,

Mon June 28 - 15

worked most all day in the stockroom, Lewie went to sleep on the couch this eve, Jim and I and mother went for a walk, went over to our new home had to show Jim where we are going to move, came home and now I am going to bed, got a big long letter from Bert, guess grandpa and Arlene are coming up tomorrow,

Tuesday June 29 - 15

my goodness such a time as we had this eve, over to Mrs Mootz's Grace was over and Foulgers to, O yes so was Kettie and Mrs Mootz's brother are so much and drank so much don't think I will be able to sleep any this night, Rose seamed to act so funny, guess she is mad at Clyde and I, well she will just have to get glad I think they are rather strange any way, guess they think we are funny to, O well that's the way the world goes

Wed eve June 30th - 1915

Grandpa and Arlene came up yesterday guess uncle Fred will come up tomorrow went canoeing with Ray this eve, it looked so much like rain we didn't stay so very long, sure had a nice time tho - Ray gave me a box of candy, walked home this eve with Levern, she seams to be such a nice girl, well I am tired and so sleepy guess I will go to bed

July 1915

Thursday July 1st 1915

O my just think one year today I started to write in this book didn't realy think I would keep it up tho, am so glad I did one year a go Preston didn't even know Wanda, now in just 21 more days they will be married, Well she sure is one nice little girl, now here we are mother and I, wel will have to live alone, well that's nice, that is if you like it, guess we will move Tuesday. Bert is in Kan, guess he is lonesome to, every body has there trouble, so much has happened in the last yr. am almost afraid to keep this up for one more year, grandpa is here now he will stay, with us, uncle Fred and Mr Burrows came up today, they are going to stay alnight, grandpa went for a walk this A.M., met a old Southerner had dinner with him and some thing to drink, came home feeling pretty good. he and Arlene walked up town, was raining some to, bet he is sick tomorrow don't care much for Arelene Aunt May has the three only Kids on earth, I sure do love them all, and her and uncle Fred to, had my face all set to see Clyde this eve, so when I ate my supper I was going up stairs to get cleaned up when the phone rang, O yes it was Jack he said Pearl called him, and wanted him to come over said some thing about a party, well I did want to see him so bad but he said he wanted to go over there so he went, hope he enjoys him self, Jim went up town this eve I walked up to Knap St with him, am tired so guess I will go to bed now, will be so glad when we get moved and straightened up again bet it will be one sweet time until we move again if I pay the rent, wrote to Bert today poor lone some Mary Lewie sings all the time

Friday eve July 2 - 15

had to work a few min this eve, Ray took my book home this eve, Jack was over we went to the show, Mother washed today, uncle Fred went home, Arlene and grandpa are going tomorrow -

Sat eve July 3 - 15

worked until 9:45 this eve Jack and I went to the Princess, then got some cream and came home, talk for a while and then Jack went home, 12:00/good night -

Sunday eve July 4th 1915

well I realy think Jack and I are getting a little more crazy every day, we went over to our new house or home got they keys, then went out to the park my but it sure did rain, came home got supper, and layed down on the lounge and tryed to go to sleep out missed it, Black went away yesterday but he came home again this eve, guess he hates go, he will soon forget we are on earth just like every body else does, guess we will go to Cedar Point tomorrow,

Monday July 5th 1915

My goodness such a time as Jack and I have had this day. Gee but we sure are tired, Jack didn't stay a min, he was so tired, got up this a.m. about 6 oclock called Jack and got dressed and the slow old maid didn't get over here until 8:20 so we didn't go on the steam cars as we had entended to, but on the electric we would have went to Star Island on the boat but guess it was out on the beach when we got up town, so we got a shoe shine and a paper and O such a time as we had I drunk so much beer my head hurts yet, had a very good time hope Jack did to, I don't know if he did or not, I did -

Tues eve July 6th 1915

My My but I am so very tired we moved to day poor mother is so awfull tired I guess we all are, Jack came over and fixed the stove, he went home befor I got here, gee I bet he is tired to, I sure am

Wed eve July 7th 1915

such a mess, and mother has worked so hard she is so tired gee but it sure is raining hard, Jack came over and helped me or rather he put up all my pictures I like this little place real well now if mother didn't have to go to work it would just be fine, good night

Thursday eve July 8th 1915

Ray came in the stor today he is having his vacation this wk he was out this eve we went canoeing had a very good time guess the bunch had a nice time the Forth, Rose was in today she and Geo are coming out Friday, so is Grace and Little Jack, gee but I am sleepy

Friday eve July 9th

Well the bunch came over, I had W melon, and candy, Rose is going to the country Sat, O gee it is 12:15 I am going to bed, so good night

Sat eve July 10th 1915

Jun - Bess - Jack and I went down to the carnival after work, Jack isn't coming over so much any more, no body knows how much I miss him, he know, one of his friends died, so he is going over there tomorrow, and he is going to the funeral Mon. afternoon well I am going to bed - 12:10

Sunday eve July 11 - 15

was taking a bathe this a.m. when Blackie came, poor kid guess he mises us quite as much as we miss him Well we had dinner hung some pictures and went out to the park canoeing had lots of fun, but was frightened almost to death, Jim cant row any better than I can came home about 6 oclock and had supper. Ray came over about 8 we went out again met Carl and Geo Le Vern Ray got me another box of candy, am going to bed now so good night I wounder if Clyde is home yet? O I wounder lots

Monday eve July 12th 1915

Jack was in the stor today, he was to Miss Gardiners funeral so he stoped in a few min. he was over for a while this eve, am so tired, I don't know what is the matter with me, I am tired all the time, got a letter from Bert today he said he was going to send me some money this wk, I wounder if he will, well I guess I will go to bed, 12:10

Tuesday eve July 13 - 15

such a hot day, had to work this eve, gee but it sure is hot, guess we will work again tomorrow eve, if this enventory don't come out right I will quite befor I will do it over again, I should worry about it,

Wed eve July 14th 1915

Worked this eve until 9:30 such a mess hot to, got all finished to, now if it is right is the next thing, when I got home Jack was in the swing fast asleep, mother was sitting on the poarch to, sure was surprised to see Jack, was awful glad to see him tho, I would be glad to Jack any time, it is a good think he don't think as much of me as I do of him, Well I must wash and go to bed, gee but it hot, just 1 wk from today Preston get married, how fast the time does fly, I wounder if it goes so fast to every body, Fannie was in the stor today, she wants my batheing suit next wk, she wants me to go out Sat eve with her and Mr Eiben and Mr White Jack don't want me to go, maby he is just kidding me tho, cause he is going out Sat eve with Carrie so why should he care what I do, I wounder if does realy care what I do or who I go With -

Thursday eve July 14th 1915

Ray Carl and Levern were over this eve had a very good time, Black came over this to stay alnight to, guess Jim is rather lonesome on the East side, O this is one fine country if you like it

Friday eve July 15 - 15

got a letter from Bert today he sent me $ 8 00 it sure will come in handy cause I quite today, I just wont envone that old stock over, to much like fun, that inst the only place on earth to work, so I should worry. I wounder where Jack is tonight I called him but he wasn't home. I am going to the cottage with the bunch Sunday, guess we will have a fine time, we are going to take our bathing suits, guess I will have some vacation now, guess mother will go to work Monday. O there is class to this place, I wounder if Jack got his better job yet, gee there is so much to wounder about, some new all the time

Sat eve July 16 - 15

O dear but it sure is nice to stay at home, boot a bathe and washed my head today, walked up street to get a cake for our dinner Sunday, the Cannan Kid came out for a min would have gone for a ride if my hair had been up instead of down, and beside Jack came just as the Kid came am always surprised to see Jack any more when he comes, he is going out with Miss Gatesman this eve, a stew party he says, well if Jack thinks more of stew parties and Miss Gatesman than he does of me that is where he belongs but why don't he say so is what puzzles me, he is always so plain about every thing, Well I must go to bed now, am not very sleepy tho Preston went down to Auntie Mays don't know if he will come home this eve or not, think he will tho I suppose he will have to see Wanda tomorrow

July 18th 1915 Sunday eve 11:30

Just came home from the beach or rather Saxonville, O my but I had such a nice time today, Ray came for me about 10:15 we met the bunch Levern and Carl and went out together the rest of the bunch were there Mack and Helen Chas and Helen we were biz hollowly Helen alday, we in bathing for about 1 1/2 hr don't know when I have had so much fun in a bunch like that befor, grandpa came home today, Lewie got Wandas wedding ring Sat eve sure is a dear little thing well I must hang out my bathing suit and go to bed, am tired and sleepy

Mon eve July 19th 1915

Well poor little mother went to work today, she is tired to this evee, Jack came over for while, Lewie went over to see Wanda, just on more day and Lewie will be married I cant hardly keep from crying when i think of it, they say all is for the best, but I sure don't see any best in this, Well it is 11:30 so must go to bed now,

Tuesday eve July 20th 1915

Well such a day, Went up town this A.M. with Lewie, has rained almost all day, but the days seam so long even if the sun does shine, baked a couple of pies after I camee from up town thee Cannan fellow was out again he came in and ate a piece of hot pie, I had just taken them out of the oven and they sure was hot, saw Raymond and the rest of the Bunch at the store today seams so good to stay at home, it seams as tho I could be quite contented if I could stay at home always, O if I was only a man, I could work and help mother so much. I don't see why they think I should love Wanda when she is taking all we have, if it wasn't for her, mother wouldn't have to go to work, andd Lewie would love us more O well maby I am mean, I realy know I am. I am so very tired of living it would be so nice if I could die, I should talk about Lewie doing things that hurt mothers feelings I had better keep my mouth shut, O I feel perfectly terrible this eve Wanda and Lewie were over for a while but I was sitting in the swing and didn't come in either, I cant help it if she don't like it, I cant keep from crying and I don't want any of her little love pats either, mother feels so blue, When Winnie died mother said she didn't want to live, and now when Lewie is getting married she feels so bad about that, I guess I don't count for much, Well I know I don't but I would like to have at least my mothers love, well I must stop this any one would think I was crazy -

Wednesday July 21st 1915

Well I have looked forward to this day for about three month, but not in the same way Preston and Wanda have, and such a beautiful day, people always say "happy is the bride the sun shines on" Well I hope so, Mother and Mrs Will went to the train with Preston and Wanda and I came home and worked a while and cryed a while Well it is alright if I did if there is any such a thing as love I love my brother and mother and I just cant help crying when I think of Preston thinking of Wanda firth in every thing, and think of mother working every day, O it realy isn't right, I knot it isn't, Wanda looked awful sweet in her gret suit and her rose were very pretty to she gave me some of her roses, very sweet of her, well I maybe a queer kind of girl but God knows I wish them perfect happiness, I was up town this a.m. wasn't gone very long tho, must quite writing now Jack came over for a while went to the show, got some cream and came home, Jack has just gone it is just 10:25 so good night,

Thursday eve July 22 - 1915

Washed today, scrubed the poarches and cleaned the kitchen, must iron tomorrow, got a card from Preston, he says he is having a nice time, Ray came out, we went canoeing the water surely was lovely, met Carl and Levern, Ed and Gilbert were out to, Ray brought out our pictures from last Sunday, was pretty good, Jim was out for supper, he said he missed Lewie from the shop. I wounder where Jack is, and what he did tonight, don't feel very sleepy now

Friday July 23 - 15

I ironed this A.M., it don't take long, have all the work done in just about one hr, I just love to stay home I wish I could always, Jack came over this eve, we went to the show, Was very good, am going to bed now, got a letter from Preston, guess they are having a nice time, 11:30

Sat eve July 24 - 1915

have been buzy all day, took a bathe dress and Layed down, when I woke up Jack was here, O if only dared to tell every thing we went up town, am going to bed noww Ray called today, good night 1:10

Sunday eve July 25 - 15 - 10:35

Ray has just gonee home, he came out about 3 oclock, Jim came out this a m poor mother has the sick head ach, so hard Ray and I had to clear up the table and get some med for mother, am going to bed now, I wounder where Clyde went today, and if he thought of me?

Monday eve July 26 - 1915

got a card from Preston and Bert, a letter from Erl to, every body seams to be happy - and having a good time more power to them, Lewie and Wanda were over for supper, they came home about 3 oclock they said they had a nice time, seams funny when Preston packs his clothes and goes home with Wanda to stay,

Tuesday eve July 27th - 1915

Ray called today the bunch went canoeing this eve, so we went to, Ray brought out the pictures for me, Jack called this eve to, was surprised to hear his voice on the phone, was glad tho am so sleepy must go to bed now,

Wed eve July 28 - 15

changed my bank acc to, got a new job at Hudsons, don't know if I will like it or not, Preston and Wanda were over for a little while, just got through with my bathe and am going to bed now 9:30

Thursday eve July 29 - 15

such a dark day and a long one to seen Ray this morning as I was going to work, guess I will like my work better after a while, Jack came over mother said after work. mother quit her work today O I do so wish she didn't have to work Ray came out this eve for a while I called Jack I get lonesome for him,

Friday eve July 30th 1915

Jack came over this, just went home 9:30 Mother called up Lewie, am tired so am going to bed

Sat eve July 31 - 15

such a long rainy day, Helen and Lewie called me today Ray was in for a min, Preston and Wanda were in for a few min to O yes so was Rose, Mother came to meet me and Jack took me out at supper we took quite a long walk us I realy didn't want to eat, gee but it sure is hot, I am tired again but sweet dreams to every body, got 2 good letters from Auntie May, I wounder who Jack has a date with for this eve?

August 1915

Aug 1st Sunday eve 11 oclock

sure did have a nice time today, was rather warm tho, every body went in bathing but Ray and I, we took some pictures of a duck, and one of a goose that was me some goose, just got home 11 oclock. Levern stayed with Helen so Ray and I had to tell her mother, am tired and sleepy

Mon Aug 2 - 1915

gee but it sure was hot today, Jack, Ray, and Rose called this eve, Jack was over for a while, don't feel very good today guess I am always tired, Mother and grandpa went over to see Lewie yesterday,

Tuesday eve Aug 3 - 15

O dear I wish it would stop raining went to dinner with Katie today am going with her tomorrow to, guess I will go out to Roses tomorrow eve, Jim was over for supper, he said the bunch were going over to Lewies Thursday eve, I wounder if Jack wanted to go, O I am so tired of living, just work eat and sleep the same thing over and over, I sure am tired of this Ray was just in for a min today, at noon, O dear but I am warm, mother was up town today she waited for me this eve, Ray and I Levern and Carl went canoeing this eve, had a very good time I bet Ray thinks I am the crazy kid am going to surprise him some time and be real nice

Wednesday eve, Aug 4th 1915

Rose called this eve so did Ray and Jack, I called Fannie she is going to stay all night with me tomorrow eve, Jack and I went over to see Rose this eve, I met Jack up town this eve, am tired now

Thursday eve Aug 5th 1915

Fannie, Ray, Rose, Ms Mootz, and Kittie were in today, got a letter from Earl to, he sent me one of his picture, real good, Fannie came home with me this eve we went over to see Lewie and Jim and Miss Aylor came over to, they gave Lewie and Wanda a couple of pretty linen towls, Ray sent them a real pretty hand painted vase gee it seams so good to have Fannie here the first time I have seen her in so long,

Friday evening August 6th 1915

Well this is the first evening I have stayed at home this wk. think I had better rest this eve, Fannie and I took breakfast down town this A.M. Mrs Foulger and Mrs. Mootz were in today if they don't quite talking about Jack and I they are going to get shot, I suppose they mean alright but it gets tiresome, we are alright and so it is no body's biz, he just called me mother called Lewie to am tired now I think I will go to bed, Ray was in to day, so was Carl, saw Levern and Helen, saw Mrs Snider to,

Sat evening 7th 1915

one more wk in, and one more long day over, rained all afternoon and evening, Mr and Mrs Mootz and Mr and Mrs Foulger were in this eve, so was Jack, we were talking about Jack, when he came in, gee but Rose and Mootzie seam to think quite a bit of Jack I had better look out or I will loose out, Ray met me at 9:10 came home in a hurry, am going to Detroit tomorrow so guess I had better go to bed now, I wounder if Jack is in bed yet

Sunday eve Aug 8th 1915 11:05

Well it didn't rain after all missed a mighty good chance the went to Detroit, had a perfectly lovely time, went up on the boat, had dinner in Detroit, went over to Bell Isle took some pictures, road in a buggie with the little horse for an hour, the one wanted to run all of the time it was the dearest little thing, then we went back to Detroit went to Riverside park went through, every thing over there then went up town had supper and came home, got home 10:55 and Ray has gone home, gee but I am so tired, but I feel good anyway. Mother and Rose and Mootzie we over about 9 oclock, well I must go to bed or I never will be able to go to work tomorrow, Jack is coming over tomorrow eve, I wounder where he is tonight, wish I didn't think of him so much, O well I like him and I don't see why that should hurt any thing, guess nobody cares anyway, guess we will go out to Mrs Mootzs' one night this wk nighty nighty

Monday eve, Aug 9th 1915

Well this is one more wk. I wounder how many more I will have to work, Jack came over this eve, I ironed for a while we went down and got some cream, guess will go over to Roses one night this wk. guess I will quit writing in this crazy old thing, when I stop to read it, it sounds so silly so I guess this is about all I have to write, good night -

Tuesday eve Aug 10th 1915

Well I thought I wouldn't write any more but I guess I will, if it sounds silly, all right so am I, saw Kittie to day, she said Rose went to the Point fishing, Levern called me today wanted me to go to dinner with her but I cant go at 12 - Ray was in he wanted me to go out to Norman Hansons Thursday eve, don't think I can tho cause Mootzie wants Jack and I to come out there, saw Jack today to, called him up this eve, Mother and I went over to Lewies, Wanda played some for us, such kids as they are, Fannie was in to, she wants me to go to Sugar Island Sunday, nothing sturring, I am trying to get rid of the bunch I have now, I realy think I will make a good old maid O such a queer wourld as this is how very different one's live is to what they sometimes want, -

Wednesday eve Aug 11-15

O gee it has rained almost allday Levern - Rose - Kittie and Ray were in today, such a mess I am not going to write this eve have the blues so bad - Ray met me this eve after work he was afraid I would get wet he is to good to me, he gave me 6 more pictures, got a letter from B L

Thursday eve Aug 13 - 15

went out to Norman Hanson with Ray Carl and Levern, had a very nice time, saw Little today, and Bess to,

Friday eve Aug 13 - 15

Jack was over this eve, Rose and Geo said they were coming over but they didn't, we went for a walk went down town to the corner and got cream and cake, Fannie was in the store today, got a letter from Bert to - 11 -

Sat eve Aug 14 - 15

gee but I am tired got some things for out lunch tomorrow Jack and I are going to the beach Jack went to Cedar Point today Rose was in today, she said she and Geo were going to, hope it don't rain, Ray met me this eve didn't go any place tho just came home 10:05

Sunday eve Aug 15th - 15

Jack came over about 12:15 so did Lewie and Wanda, we went out to the Beach the, Geo and Rose didn't go tho, we were in bathing had a nice time saw Arthur we danced some, had our lunch out there to gee but I am sleepy and tired now,

Mon Aug 16th 1915

saw Rose today, she said they had a fire out to her place Sun, saw Ray, Bess, and Little to, May go out to Roses tomorrow eve,

Tuesday eve Aug 17th 15

Rose didn't call today, saw Nell Dunbar, gee but I was so surprised Jack was over went to Keiths was very good for a change, got a letter form Auntie May,

Wed Aug 18 - 15

had to work in Leather goods today saw Rose and Kettie today, Rose is looking for a job don't seam to find any thing that's suits tho, met Bess today at noon saw Ray and Carl to, Jack called this eve said he was calling up all of his friends so would call me to,

Thursday Aug 19 - 15

Ray and I went to the Mandrain for dinner this eve, took a long walk and went to the Temple then to Thomen got some cream and came home just 10:30 now had a very nice time, I wounder where Jack went this eve and if he is home yet?

Friday eve Aug 20 - 15

met Bess today at noon, came home was just eating my supper when Ray called up, thought at first it was Jack, Jack came over tho, the big mutt wanted to call up Carrie I think he is the biggest tease

Sat eve Aug 21st 1915

Jack, Geo, Harry, Rose and Mootzy met me this eve, we went to the Princess, then got some cream I walked down to the ice cream parlor with Geo and back up to the corner where we got our car, and the kids just wouldn't work, so we went back for them gee but Jack was mad I was so surprised, never thought of him getting angry he wouldn't talk to me all the way home, gee but I can just hear him say, (What in the hell do you think I am) he was so angry he wouldn't kiss me good night

Sunday eve Aug 22 - 15

Jack came over about 1:30 I was in the bath tub, had so much to do today, gee but I am getting so awfull tired of this way of living we took some pictures Sunday, ate our dinner and went out to Roses, got there just in time to see her and Geo going around the corner guess they were going up town, so we walked up town it isn't nearly as far as I thought it was, went to the Princess looked in some windows got out shoes shined got a bit of candy and went out to the park, had a very nice little walk all over, am going to bed now Jack wasn't angry today

Mon Aug 23 - 15

Miss Cole came home from NY today brought each of us girls a present me a henkerchief Elfrida a dish Mis Keller a picture, was very nice of her I think, Ray called up this eve, he had been to Detroit all day, some class to him, think I will go to bed now 8:15

Tuesday eve Aug 24 - 15

Jim and Bess were over, so was J saw Rose and Mootzie today, Rose and Geo are coming over tomorrow eve, I called up Wanda today, ask her and Lewie over this eve, she thanked me very much for my env. but she didn't come over, Lewie didn't work today so Jim said, must go to bed now

Wed - eve - Aug 25 - 15

I didn't go to work this A M, didn't feel very good, so stayed at home had to go down st this A M so went over to see Wanda but no body home, my but this has been a long day, didn't have much to do, and didn't feel like work any way, had chicken for supper this eve I called up Jack had him come over for supper, he had to come over any way, Rose and Geo didn't come they can take there can and go up the hill

Thursday eve Aug 26 - 15

Gee but it is cold, was cold yesterday to Ray came out this eve, brought me a real nice box of candy, uncle Fred came up to was so surprised to see him, Auntie May sent some flowers, 11:25

Friday eve Aug 27 - 15

Preston and Wanda were over for a while, uncle Fred is still here, Mama isn't going to work tomorrow she had to come home about 4 oclock today her head hurt so bad

Sat Aug 28 - 15

Jack met me after work we went to the Temple was very good, went down to the S. Inn saw Miss Ott, came home a supper time saw John Merry, saw Fannie today to, Foulgers and Mootzys are coming over tomorrow, uncle Fred went home this A-M - 12:45

Sunday eve Aug 29 - 15

Jack came over this afternoon, Jim came over this A.M. Mr and Mrs Mootz and Geo and Rose came over for supper, we played cards and matched pennys, Geo was a sick boy, some body is always sick -

Monday, Aug 30 - 15

Kettie said Geo and Rose wasn't either one up yet when she came to work, gee but I am tired and sleepy -

Tuesday eve Aug 31 - 15

My tooth ache so bad, Lewie and Wanda were over this eve, Jack and I were supposed to go over to Miss Aylors but my tooth hurt to bad, Lewie and Wanda went 10:15

September 1915

Sept 1st 1915

Lewie and Wanda are staying all night with us tonight, We played cards for a while, am tired now so am going to bed now

Sept 2 - 15 Thursday

Jack and I went over to Foulgers this eve, we came up town and went to the Temple, I liked the show very much, got some cream and came home,

Friday eve Sept 3 - 15

am to tired to write 11:45 W T K W R

Sat eve Sept 4 - 15

got my suit today and a waist to went to supper with Miss Williams had lots of fun, Jack and I went to the dance had a very good time 12:30

Sunday Sept 5 - 15

went over to Lewies for dinner today. Jack came over to, Wanda had a real nice dinner, gee but it sure did rain all day, I got up about 9 oclock then went back to bed got up about 12:30 am going to bed now first 10:30 but I am so awful sleepy

Monday Sept 6th 1915

Well it has rained most all day, Jack came over this afternoon we went out to Roses, they had gone, to Detroit even if it did rain, we walked up town, went to the Temple, had supper and went to the dance, had a very nice time Preston and Wanda were up to, am tired and sleepy now

Tuesday eve Sept 7 - 15

Ray and Kettie were in today Ray got me a link for my friend ship bracelet, we are going to Keiths tomorrow eve,

Wed eve Sept 8th 15

Rose was in today, she started to work at the store at noon hope she likes it, was to the show was real good, Clyde and Miss Handfield were there to, he wont take me to Keiths, but takes her Well maby I will wake up after while it is a good thing no one can read between these lines like I can , you poor old book you sure do know a lot 11:15

Thursday eve Sept 9th 1915

I went to sleep in the poarch swing this eve Jack came over and went out to Foulgers, Mrs Mootz and Harry Rose and Geo Jack and I came up town, went to the Palace, rotten rotten, never again I am not going to see Jack any more for a while, well I must go to bed

Friday eve Sept 10 - 15

O dear but it sure did rain some this eve about 5:35 O my yes I got damp sure will have to send my suit to the cleaners, went to dinner with Rose say Loyd Clark today at noon, well I am sleepy so guess I will go to bed

Sat eve Sept 11 - 15

wasn't very buz to day, went to supper with Rose, saw Ray today I waited for Rose, I walked town to get my car with them, first on Sat eve for a long time Mrs Mootz sent word I and Jack should be sure and come out tomorrow eve for dinner am not going to see Jack so I told a lie, said I was going to have company, Miss Aylor wants us to come over to her home Tues eve, I told her no, so I guess her and Jim are coming over to our house Tues, maby Lewie and Wanda will come to, must go to bed now mother waited for me this eve, 9:45

Sunday eve Sept 12 - 15

I ironed almost all day, Jim came out this A.M. stayed until about 5:30 Ray came out this eve, brought me a nice box of candy, am tired and sleepy now, I wounder if Jack is at home or where he is? 11:15

Mon Sept 13 - 15

Saw Ray today, saw Bess to, Bess and Jim are coming out tomorrow eve, I met Jack Bruss at noon, O Gee but I was so surprised, am tired and sleepy again

Tuesday eve 9 - 14 - 14

saw Grace Little today, she told me some things Miss Handfield had said, I don't know but it seams it would be better for her if she kept her mouth shut of course this is a free country, Bess and Jim was out - 10:30

Wed - 9 - 15 - 15

saw Geo B. today, he was kind enough to ask me to go to the dance next Tuesday eve, saw Fannie to, she said she would come over and stay with me Friday night, I thought perhaps Jack would call this eve but he didn't, I wounder where he is now

Thursday eve 9 - 16 - 15 11:35

was to Keiths with Ray this eve, saw Carl and Levern the show was very good, rained some so wasn't so warm, Jack called me up this eve, he was in the store and didn't see me to he called me, am going to see him Sat eve at supper. O why must I think of him so much, O I am so crazy -

Friday eve 9 - 17 - 15

Fannie had to take care of the baby so couldn't come over, she is coming mon, tho, saw Jack B again to day, got a letter from him to, I called Jack up this eve, he came over for a while 12:30 must go to bed now,

Sat eve 9 - 18 - 15

one more wk in, was to supper with Jack. Rose was with us to, we went to the car with Jack he was going over to see Miss Gatesman Happy returns as the day Jack got each of us a rose bud, me a yellow and Rose a pink one, I am pressing mine when I got home Lewie and Wanda were here when I came, didn't stay very long tho, Mrs Mootz Geo and Harry met Rose, poor little Tappie had to come home alone, good for you Tappie, it will make you fat

Sunday eve 9 - 19 - 15

Ironed for about 3 hr today, mother stayed at home yesterday she washed yesterday but it was so bad she couldn't hang out her clothes, so she hung them this a.m., Jim was over today, Lewie came over for a while this a.m. didn't go to church with Wanda poor Mother and I don't know what to do, it seams as tho we cant live this way, but what are we going to do, Mother Jim and I walked up town this afternoon went past the fire or rather where the fire was, poor old A.S. bet he feel blue this eve to, every body has his or her trouble, it seams you just cant get away from it, Mother ans a couple of add in the paper. O I wish I knew what we were going to do, such suspense we have had the blues just awful this last wk. hope we both feel better this wk. am going to bed now just 8:45 Well I wounder if he thinks of me as much as I do of him, good night

Monday eve 9 - 20 - 15

was very tired this eve so just took a bathe and am going to bed now,

Tuesday eve 9 - 21 - 15

Met Geo this eve and went to the dance. Jack went out to see Pearl, had a very good time, saw Fannie today at noon says she is coming out one night this wk..

Wed eve Sept 22 - 15

Jack and Jim were over this eve Jack was rather angry with me for fooling so much with Jim, he went home just as soon as Jim did

Thursday eve Sept 22 - 15

went to Keiths with Ray this eve just fine, saw Carl and Levern had some cream and then went home I enjoy being with him so much, and going to see him Sunday,

Friday eve 9 - 24 - 15

Wanda was over this afternoon with Mutt Grandpa came home this eve he has rented a house in P.L. so it is more for us, don't think I will go, Lewie and Wanda were over this eve, so was Jim, they have all gone home now, am tired and sleepy

Sat eve 9 - 25 - 15

Jack met me this eve we went to the dance then to the S. I had a very good time, saw Arthur Henry, was very much surprised to see them, I told Jack I was going to the country next wk, he seams to believe me, guess I will stay with Mrs Mootz, O dear it is 2:15 so good night, mother will chew my head off it is so late

Sunday eve 9 - 26 - 15

Ray and I was going to take some pictures today, but it rained and was so cold, Ray came over about 3 oclock we stayed at home for a while then went up town had dinner at the Chinks on Adams st, then went to the Temple to see the Melting Pot. I don't care very much for it, Jack went over to see Carry I think, Preston and Wanda and Jim were over this P.M. O if I realy do have to go to P.L. I don't know what to do, Ray gave me a nice box of candy today, 11:35 good night,

Monday eve 9 - 27 - 15

had to work in the gloves today, was out to Roses for dinner met her sister from Cleveland, some sister to we that is Jack, Geo, Rose, Kettie Alma and myself went up town this eve, went to the Palace then to the S. I had lots of fun with Kettie,

Tuesday eve 9 - 28 - 15

the bunch of us went to the Valintin wasn't very good tho, there was 9 in our bunch, guess I will take a lot of my things over to Mootz's tomorrow, I don't know if I should go to Mootz's or go with Mother, poor mother feels so lonesome,

Wed 9 - 29 - 15

Well I am going with Mother was over to Mootzs today, went to see Rose to bet, her and Alma had gone up town, went in to see Kettie to, gee but I do so hate to go, and some times I want to, uncle Fred and grandpa came today Jim, Jack, Lewie and Wanda were over this eve, must go to bed now cause I am tired 11:30 XX

Thursday 9 - 30 - 15

well here I am at Auntie May, Lewie and Wanda were over today we gave Lewie some things so they came after them, went in the store to see Ray and Grace Little, I gave Ray a roll of films to have made and Grace my ring to get engraved the little friendship ring Jack gave me, am so tired am going to bed now, I feel lonesome all ready, maby I will like it better after a while

October 1915

Friday eve 10 - 1 - 15

rained most all day. I dint get up until 10 oclock, didn't do any thing today just sit around and talked,

Sat 10 - 2 - 15

Grandpa came out after mother today, guess she is going to see about our house, didn't do any thing to day only peel a few peaches

Sunday eve 10 - 3 - 15.

Sunday eve and rather lonesome Auntie May had company today, so did Aeleta, sure has been one fine day, Nellie and Kennith were out for a while, grandpa came out this eve, they have a house rented

Mon eve Oct 4 - 15

such a mess as things are in we are staying all night with Aunt Lenas, have had such a tooth ache, I cant hardly see,

Tuesday eve Oct 5th - 15

gee but we are tired this eve, but are getting along very well am afraid it is going to be rather lonesome,

Wednesday eve Oct 6 - 15

Aeleta and Evelyn were here for dinner today, seams so funny when some of the folks come in, mother seams to like it here very well, I have went to bed at 7:30 every night since I have been down here, so I guess I had better go now

Thursday eve 9 - 7 - 15 [October]

got a letter from Jack and Ray one from Grace to, Jack is coming down Sat. hope he doesn't make fun of our little town,

Friday eve 9 - 8 - 15[October]

every thing is pretty well straightened up now, am tired tho so is mother, got a card from Geo, and a letter from Preston -

Sat eve 9 - 9 - 15 [October]

Aeleta and I went after Jack this eve, Aeleta and Arthur were here for supper, O how Jack did laugh when we got home seams rather good to see him it as tho I have been gone so long,

Sunday eve 9 - 10 - 15 [October]

Well Jack has just gone home, my but the time goes just sometimes we walked so much today I am so tired, we took 24 pictures, I hope they are all good, am so tired, I wounder if Jack had a nice time and if he is as tired as I am,

Monday eve 9 - 11 - 15 [October]

We washed this A.M. I did part of the ironing Mother went over and helped Aunt Lena, Auntie May was here for a while, Roxie was over for a few minutes to, grandpa went out to Auntie May, Mother and I are going in a few min,

Tuesday eve 9 - 12 - 15 [October]

Made a hat for Aeleta today, Auntie May is sewing some to

Wed - 9 - 13 - 15 [October]

Aunt Lena came out and took Mother and I home today, Mother is going to sew tomorrow

Thursday eve 9 - 14 - 15 [October]

Jack sent my picture today Gee but they are just fine it makes me want to go home when I hear from Toledo -

Friday eve 9 - 15 - 15 [October]

O Lord but I am so lonesome such a place as this is any way Gee I wish I had something to do my time is not precious but I realy do hate to waste it like this

Sat eve 9 - 16 - 15 [October]

mother looked for Preston and Wanda today, so this eve Mother and I went to the depot, but they didn't come, guess Lewie had to work,

Sunday eve 9 - 17 - 15 [October]

Well such a terrible long day, I kept little Fred for a while, Mother and Aunt Lena went for a drive, Tommas was here for supper, Mother had company this afternoon, I wrote some letters and went for a walk am going to bed now 8:15

Monday eve 9 - 18 - 15 [October]

we washed today I did the ironing Mother went over and helped Aunt Lena, I don't know what I will do tomorrow, such long day, and nights to

Tuesday eve 9 - 19 - 15 [October]

Well if all of these days are going to be just the same, some body is going to get shot. I went up to the P.O. this eve but no mail, out of sight out of mind Mother was over to Aunt Lena's all day, and I was at home all by my self, I got dinner, then went for a walk, I walked for about 2 1/2 hr Rays sweater and I go all over,

Wednesday 9 - 20 - 15 [October]

such long lovely days, such long lovely lonesome walks I do have it seams as tho every day is just wasted, I get more lone some all the time, I thought perhaps I would get so I wouldn't be so lonesome after a few day but no I get worse all the time, Mother and grandpa went out to Auntie May this A.M. O my no the day hasn't been long, it is a mistake, I will walk my self out of shoes one of these fine days

Thursday eve 10 - 21 - 15

uncle Fred and Veron, Auntie Mamie uncle Clarence and Harold were here for a while this eve, Uncle Clarence and Harold and I went up to the P.O. got a card from Ray and a letter from Rose and Mootzi, thought perhaps Jack would write a letter, or a card -

Friday 10 - 22 - 15

O such lovely days, got a card from Wanda, she and Lewie are coming down tomorrow ev Maby Jim will come to, Rec a letter from Kettie and one from Jack, he has opened up his hart at last, said he was coming down tomorrow ask me what car he should come to ours, it is a wounder he didn't wait until next wk to write, I think he must be quite bz

Sat eve 10 - 23 - 15

Jack came, so did Lewie and Wanda, Jack and I went up to the show, some show, Lewie gave mother a pr of house slippers and Wanda gave her a copper strainer for her birthday

Sun, Oct. 24th 1915

the kids took some pictures with Mr Williamson little horses we went for a walk came home ate our dinner and went out again, Preston and Wanda didn't go in the P.M. when we came home they had gone, uncle Tom took them to B - Jack and I are our lunch went with Kennith over to see the big horse, came home and went to sleep on the couch, when Mother went to bed she woke us up, and now Jack has come and gone, I am going to bed now, so good night 9:45

Mon 10 - 25 - 15

we washed today, I went to sleep this P.M. finished my pillow cases to mother helped Aunt Lena most all day, am just a little bit tired so I think I will go to bed pretty soon

Tuesday eve 10 - 26 - 15

washed today, I ironed some to, Aunt Mamie and Harold was up for a while, Nellie and Kennith were here for supper, am so sleepy I cant see straight, so think I had better go to bed.

Wednesday eve - 10 - 27 - 15

ironed some today. Mother has the head ach just awfull Mrs Williamson was over for a while this P.M. got a letter from Motzie and a card from Jack. started to fix a comforter for Lewie today will finish it tomorrow

Thursday eve 10 - 28 - 15

just one more day and I will be in Tol. I think it will be real nice to be there again, how fast this wk has gone, most all the time goes fast tho, uncle Toms were here for a while

Friday eve Oct 29 - 15

got a card from Jack, this time tomorrow I will be in Toledo, will have lots to write about when I come home, so want write any more until then -

November 1915

Monday eve 6:20 November 8th 1915

well every thing comes to a end, even a dogs bathe, I realy do think I have had one bathe of happiness even if I never get another one, well one had better love and lose than to never love at all, you poor book you are so full of trouble and fun, I can read between lines so you are twice full, how very quiet every thing is here, let me see what all I did last wk. Sat oct 30 went to the dance with Fannie and Jack. stayed all night with F. was up to Jack house Sat afternoon, was over to Lewie Sun so was Fannie and Jack, was out to Foulgers Sun eve Mr and Mrs Foulger Mr and Mrs Mootz Mr and Mrs Williams were to the Valentine Sun eve While the City sleeps was very good, met Fannie Mon noon, saw Rose went to the Palace saw Jack about 4:15 went to get some pictures walked over to Fannies she had the SS class over, went over to Mootz Tues for dinner Jack and Mootz's were over to Foulger for supper, we all went up town even Kattie Rose got mad so about 11:30 the 4 of us girls went home the boys came home about 1 Jack and I stayed with Mootz's, we stayed at Lewies Wed eve, was so tired, Thursday Wanda and I went up town in the eve Jack and I went to the Arcade, Friday helped Wanda, Jack and I went over to Fannie in the eve, stayed all night with F Sat went over to Lewies for a while F and I met Jack and Vern was up to the dance S Inn and Chinese place went home in a taxi was to the arcade Sun we didn't get up until 12 Sunday, was so tired stayed at home in the afternoon came home this A.M. 10:10 so this is the end of this trip, have just got one eye open now so good by, July 1 - 14 - Nov 8 - 1915

VOLUME II: Book no 2 Miss Alice Tapp Nov 23 1915 to 191

Nov 23 - 15 Tuesday eve 6:20

Was out with grandpa during this afternoon went out past where mother is, stoped in to see her for a while, did my washing this A.M. and ironed this afternoon, was down to Aunt Mammies for a few minuts, uncle Tom & Aunt Lena was in for a min so was Wynta and Veron, Aeleta and Evelyn were here for dinner, am going to wash my head and take a bathe and go to bed, got a letter from Preston and Wanda and a card from Tom Little Wanda sent me a couple of real pretty hankerchiefs, Aunt Mammie gave me a real pretty bowl and Nellie gave me a plate, mother gave me a cap - and Jack is coming tomorrow, that is better than all the birthday presents, even if he was down Sunday I want to see him again - was down Sunday I want to see him again -

Nov 24 - 15 Wednesday

ironed today moped the kitchen, Jack came up on the 6:20 brought me very nice cake, his mother baked it - we are going out to Auntie Mays to a party this eve -

Nov 25 - 15

some party some chicken - some farmers, and some mess - heavy on the mess had a very nice time tho. Emma Daily and her brother were out to we all had to sleep on the floor but Jack and uncle Fred, they put there bed up. I don't want to see any more chicken for a wk. Aeleta and Arthur brought us home this eve. Aeleta is staying all night with me. Jack isn't going home untill sunday - gee but it seams so nice for him to be here. I wish he could stay always - grandpa don't feel very well, Wanda and Preston looked for mother today I suppose, must write to them, am to buzy to write to any body now -

Friday Nov 26 - 15

such a set as we are around this place another party tonight, Aunt Lena was in for a few min today, so was Wynta and Aunt Mamie. Auntie May was up with Bob B for a little while to Evelyn came up for us were are going over to Arthur party this eve.

Sat Nov 27 - 15

had a dandy time at the party, we stayed at Auntie Mays again I didn't get up until 12:30 Auntie May Arthur Aeleta and Evelyn were here for supper, we played cards and teased the kids, Jack and I sit up all night, we sure are a crazy set.

Sunday eve 11 - 28 - 15

when grandpa got up Jack went to bed - grandpa went out for mother this A.M. Gee but it was good to have her here again, Aeleta went hom about 10:30, uncle Clarence came up went up stairs and pulled Jack out of bed, took a piece off his arm to, uncle Tom Aunt Lena Nillie Florence and Fred were here this afternoon so was Wynta Harold Kennith and Auntie Mammie uncle Tom took mother back to work and Kings took Jack back gee it will be lonesome this wk, Jim was here a few min he was on his way from Columbus to Toledo in a machine with his brother, got a card from Ray a letter from Fannie Kettie and Mootzie, am so sleepy cant hardly see so guess I will go to be. Jack made such a hot fine I have to sit here and watch it for a while expect he is in Bradner now,

Monday eve 11 - 29 - 15

didn't get up untill 7:30 this morning O Lord but my face does hurt I wish Jack or mother was here I worked some on a cap but think I will go to bed now.

Tuesday eve 11 - 30 - 15

feel much better today, washed this A.M. grandpa is just awful good to help me but some times he makes me cross he is so terrible slow, but when a person is doing the best they can how much can they do, Auntie May was up last eve, just for a min finished my cap today am going to make a apron tomorrow,

December 1915

Wed - Dec 1st 1915

Well I ironed today moped the kitchen and made my apron, some class to me sometimes, not all the time tho, Arthur came up for the girls was in for a while, got a letter from Pauline a card from Lewie and Burt Dewyer I thought Jack would write today, I wrote to him any, how terrible still everything is, I am getting awfull tired of this but I try to like it here,

Thursday eve Dec 2 - 15

was out to see mother today, gee I wish she could come home, it makes me feel more lonesome than ever when I come home from there, she wants to come to - Jack didn't write today, think I will send him 2 cents and a pencil - poor grandpa is asleep in his chair again he sleeps just about as much in his chair as he does in bed, we have had supper and the work is all finished it seams as tho it ought to bed time but it isn't quite 6 o'clock yet, gee but my throut hurts I wounder if Little and Kettie will come down with Jack gee I think I had better wounder if Jack is coming down Sat. he better that's what he had

Friday evening 12 - 3 - 15

had a couple of callers this afternoon and all the kids were in after school, Ruth wanted me to come over to class meeting, had enough trouble with them at home so don't think I will start here - sewed most all day, got a letter from Rose, was surprised to hear from her after so long, I don't see why Jack don't write, the big bum, he must be working nights as well as days this wk. I wont never write to him again, guess grandpa don't feel very good today, he has been so very quiet, gee but this has been a long day. I wish mother was home, I don't like to live here all by myself, it is just awfull lonesome I don't care who says it isn't I wish I was in bed asleep now, I wounder what Jack is doing this eve and if Kettie and Little are coming tomorrow, gee I hope they do, I wish Jack would write -

Sat 12 - 4 - 15

Jack came up this eve the girls were to buzy to get off, Aunt Mamie was up today so was Wynta and Harold, Auntie May and Aeleta came up to Aeleta is staying all night with me, Jack is asleep on the lounge grandpa has gone to bed - it is just 9:45

Sunday eve Dec 5 - 15

Well Aeleta has gone home and so has Jack Nellie Ray Kennith and WInta were here this afternoon, tomorrow is Lewis birthday - and I am not even sending him a card I must write him a letter tomorrow

Monday eve Dec 6 - 15

washed this A.M. went out to see mother this afternoon - gee but it is lonesome tonight for some reason or other -

Tuesday eve Dec 7 - 15

got a big letter form Lewie, he says he had a grand dinner Sunday, he celebrated Sunday because he was home all day - Wanda gave him a smoking jacket and Mrs Will gave him a jar of tobacco guess he thought it was funny we didn't send him any thing, I sure would like to have given him something but it so close to Xmas - O I wish mother could come home Xmas it wont be Xmas at all with out her - guess poor little Veron is quite sick - I wish it was me instead, I don't see why people have to live when they don't want to and others want to live and they die. I suppose when I want to live (if ever I do) I will just croke then - that is just the way it always goes

Wednesday eve Dec 8 - 15

Sewed most all day today made three aprons and some pillow cases for Auntie May. Veron isn't any better, called up mother this eve, she isn't sure if she will come home Sunday or not, O I hope so. I had to stay with the kids next door this eve I wounder what Jack is doing, and I wounder why Ray don't write to me,

Thursday eve Dec 9th 1915

if the kids don't stop asking me to parties they are going to get shot - this eve makes third time that Miss Frisby has come over to get me to go to some SS partie - nix Veron isn't much better yet and grandpa don't feel very good either, it seams as tho I get more lonesome every day don't see

Friday eve Dec 10th 1915

one more day gone - tomorrow Jack comes. maby hope mother comes home Sunday was out to see mother this afternoon - am going out to see Veron this eve -

Sat eve Dec 11 - 15

sit up all night last eve. Veron is much better didn't get home until twelve today - so was quite buzy - Auntie May Aeleta and Evelyn came up this eve - Aeleta is going to stay all night Jack said he was out with Carrie Thursday eve - said he didn't get home untill 4 oclock then when I say any thing he will ask me if I cant trust him, I wounder if he tells Carrie the same thing, it makes it real nice to have to or three girls -

Sunday eve Dec 12 - 15

mother came home this A.M. she is staying all night with me - Aunt Mamie and Harold was up this P.M. it don't seam as tho Jack has been here at all.

Monday eve Dec 13 - 15

O how terrible lonesome I have been all day grandpa took mother home this A.M. about 6:30 I got up at seven. did some mending and washed a couple little aprons and a couple cushions wraped up 4 Xmas parcels - guess I will write a few letters now.

Tuesday eve Dec 14 - 15

washed today, wrote to Lewie, and Jack - read some to ------

Wednesday eve 12 - 15 - 15

was out to see mother today - and say she sure did explode, it is always the truth that hurts, so guess I had better keep quiet ironed this A.M. O hell -

Thursday eve 12 16 - 15

wraped some more Xmas presents today - gee it wont be very long until Xmas is gone lots of things have changed in the pased year - there surely cant so much happen in the next year 1916. Preston cant get married again and Bert cant go away again unless he comes back - such a mess as some people do make out of life - and then to think one's life is so very short and a fellow don't get to live but once well that is long enough for some people it sure is for me - no body has any right to kick according to Grandpa. he says people are just as they want to be -

Friday 12 - 17 - 15

such a rainy nasty day - rec a letter from Wanda and a card from Jack - Clyde is not coming tomorrow, well perhaps it is better he don't come the way I feel - don't think I will get to Toledo befor Xmas -

Sat eve 12 - 18 - 15

have all my Xmas presents but 4 grandpa's Lena's mother's and Jack's - just one wk from today is Xmas - it seams a long time from 1 Xmas untill the next one comes, but it is not so long either - my goodness but every thing is quiet this eve. grandpa is reading as he always does every evening, how very much alike the days are here - think I will set the house a fire some time and see if that will raise any disturbance guess I had better wait untill it gets warmer O well spring begins the 20th of March that's only three month from now I made the sweetest little apron today - pink and white - guess I will go to bed now - wish Jack was here

Sunday Dec 19th 1915

O how the wind and snow did blow today, got so homesick for some one to talk to. I went out to see Mother Grandpa wasn't able to go out today so I just walked, Nellie was here for lunch this eve -

Monday eve 12 - 20 - 15

washed today - was down to see Aunt Mamie, she is sick was in bed all day.

Tuesday 12 - 21 - 15

washed for Aunt Mamie today - she isn't much better yet, am rather tired this eve - will be glad when grandpa gets better -

Wednesday 12 - 22 - 15

got a card from Rose Kettie and Vern - ironed to day - went to Fostoria with Auntie May this afternoon

Thursday 23

this time tomorrow eve Jack will be here, got a cap and a little embroider dofod from Wanda, grandpa got a hank - mother got a couple of pretty dishes Nellie gave me a picture and Wynta gave me a hankerchief - Auntie May gave me the dearest little dog - he just barks the dearest you ever did see sticks his tongue out to,

Friday, Xmas eve 12 - 24 - 15

Jack came got lots of presents to - a dish and silk hose and a towel from Fannie a dish from Mootzie and one from Rose a couple of bath towels with lace edges from Kettie a work basket from mother a work bag from Auntie May. Pauline gave me a cap and a pair of slippers and Jack me a cedar chest uncle Artie was here for supper Auntie May and Evelyn were here for a while the girls gave me a box of paper to, my but it sure is storming now

Sat Dec 25 - 1915

how will I remember last Christmas day. the bunch of us was over to Fannie's, O how I wounder where I will be next Xmas, that is about all a fellow does is to wounder wish mother could have been home today maby we will be together next Xmas - uncle Tom and Fred was over for quite a while

Sunday eve Dec 26 - 15

Gee but it sure is cold. I wounder if Lewie and Wanda are coming tomorrow - Jack has just gone home I always hate to see him go - maby I will go to Toledo Thursday, if grandpa isn't sick -

Mon Dec 27 - 15

cleaned up the house today - read some and emb. some, Preston and wife came home today, got here at 6:55 I got supper and then they went to bed at 8 -

Tuesday eve 12 - 28 - 15

washed today - Preston cant go out to see Mother - they have a baby boy. Wanda reads most all the time -

Wednesday eve 12 29 - 15

looked for Jim today, he didn't come tho this is about the most awfullest stormy day I ever did see.

Thursday 12 - 30 - 15

Lewie and Wanda went home this A.M. think I will go up tomorrow talked to mother today - Minnie Bennett has a baby girl - Pauline and Areline Tom + Harrold were here today, Ruth Frisby and Pauline Hoiles were here, they wanted me to go to a sleigh partie this eve -

Friday. Dec 31st 1915

Well this is the best [last?] day of 1915 I wounder what will happen befor 1916 comes in? Jim came up last eve. he is going home this P.M. as I go to Toledo, was glad Jim came down seams very natural to have him here.

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