Tuesday, October 26, 2010

October 20-26, 1910

October 20, 1910

Miss Ethel Pratt over to supper. We planted a Wisteria vine & went over home & Aunt Carrie and then read a while. 

W. Fine, Colder
R. 11:20

October 21, 1910 

Ray came over after supper and I made a stool. Bess not well. 

W. Cooler, windy at night

October 22, 1910

Rain early a.m. Registration on the way home & I went to the gym at night for athletics. 

W. colder, rain
R. 11:15

October 23, 1910 

Went to SS and up home at 5pm & I made some puff rice candy. 

W. Clear, Cold Windy
R. 10:30

Puffed rice candy seems to be a poor mans peanut brittle, with the puffed rice standing in for the peanuts. However, the recipe I found was from 1920. I laughed and thought " I know someone making it earlier!"

October 24, 1910

I got supper before Bess came home. After supper we went over to Aunt Carrie's & home & stayed till 10 p.m. 

W. Rain at night cooler
R. 11

Roosevelt at the Allxxxxx
October 25, 1910 

Sewing club at the house. Amy, Ella, Clara, Kathy & Bess . I made a small fire in the furnace & put rabbxx heels on my shoes. Rained during the day. 

W. Rain, Colder
R. 12:30

Try as I might, I could not figure out where Roosevelt was... He doesn't seem to be anywhere special on this date.

October 26, 1910

Over home to supper & went to Leaders Club & met Bess, Gertie & Mrs.        in front of Herald at 9:30. Bess had a bad headache. 

W. Fair, Cloudy
R. 10:30

Except for the evening that he went visiting at Aunt Carrie's home, he's done something productive each evening. (and there is something to be said for socializing.) These people are busy, productive and part of the larger community.

I've never read the diary past October-I've of course, peeked at entries, so the next few months will be interesting to me as well. I'll be sorry once it's over. It occurs to me that I need to find a diary from 1911....


Meredith said...

Awisteria vine - those are so pretty. I wonder if it survived!? When you do go and find their house, I hope there is a beautiful old wisteria climbing all over something.
And then the little old lady who lives there will invite you in for tea and she will tell you how she found a whole bunch more journals in the house starting in 1911.....

Christine said...

Meredith, that would be like a dream come true ;-)

Meredith said...

So I am not the only person who dreams not about Brad Pitt, but about finding old journals? :)

Christine said...

Ha! Yes! I'll take Adam over Brad Pitt any day!