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
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
October 23, 1910
Went to SS and up home at 5pm & I made some puff rice candy.
W. Clear, Cold Windy
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
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
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
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....