Boys coming to the party scene changes the life of Clara Petrat. She gets her brown dress and $1.95 hat from peach street. She tells of emotions feeling “blue”. Clara tells of going down the street to various friends’ homes. She studies hard for her English exam.
Oct. 11 Fri. It was very warm. In the afternoon
we had a meeting in school. May A. did not go.
I went to the depot. Mabel Mead was coming but
I was to last. I stood around and waited a
long time afterward. In the evening I went
to club at Anna B. but I did not have no
good time. I went home all alone.
I did not sleep good that time.
Oct 12 Sat I could not do anything I had the
blues. I never felt so in all my life.
I took a walk but it was terrible winded.
Oct 13 Sun I did not do anything I had the
blues all day again. I went to Sunday School
I was quiet cold in afternoon and rain.
Oct 14 Mon I went to school it was quit cold, but pleasant.
I study a little in afternoon but had the blues.
In the evening I went out walking with mama.
Oct 15 Tues It was my birthday. I study in afternoon
and in the evening with to May A. first May A
called and we went up to talk to Mrs. Ryan
about the party. Then we went to May A. and
made candy for it. I took Anna home and
got home at 10:15 They were all in bed.
In the morning we got out of school at 11:10 on a
ccount of institute and then we went down
street. I got 35 cent that day. I had a very good dinner.
Oct 16 Wed I got early out of school and went
down street again. In the afternoon it rain
very hard and I study for examination in English
May A intend to come over but she did not
come until 5 o’clock and we went to Bessie B
she was not there we then went to Anna B for a
little while. In the evening I studied.
Oct 17 Thurs I went down street & pa got home
at 11 but got out of school at 10:25 I study very
hard for examination in English and Minnie
worked hard to get my brown dress done for
the party. In the afternoon I got dress and
the girls called for me to go. It was a terrible
cold rainy night. I such a foolish act
the first thing. Grace keep … around me
and she did not want to do anything. Boy
at last I played the game that they tied
something over my eye and I did not
know where I was. And I felt of one boy and
afterward I felt ashamed of by myself. No
boy took me home accept Paul Ryan because
I went about 5 minutes before the rest. Elsee Ryan
told me that they asked about me but they
were all afraid to venture. I had a very good time. But they were not surprised we
met at Anna B. and went over to Elsie R.
as a whole. I got home at 12:5
Oct. 18 Fri. I went to school and felt very
good all day till in the evening. I took a little
walk with Minnie in the afternoon. Willie
Harry Downton we heard was dead. In the
evening club met at May S. The girls acted so
silly about the party. I did not feel very good then.
Oct 19 Sat I felt very bad that day. In the
afternoon I went down street with Minnie
to buy a hat. I met May A. with Anna B.
and then I felt again still worse. We went
down street 2 times. The last time Emma
went with us and she bought some candies.
But at last I got my hat on peach street
It cost 1.95 cents. Brown. In the evening I went
again with Minnie away and I thought
Anna B was there again and that made
me felt bad again.
Oct 20 Sun. I felt quiet good in the morning
I wore my new hat and I was dress all
in brown. In the afternoon it was beautiful
and I first watched Mr. Snowton funeral and
then took a walk to May A. but she was not
the home, and then I took a walk with Emma
and Minnie. In the afternoon I stop again
and to May A but she was not there I
took a walk with mama. And then I felt again bad.
Oct 21. Mon It was a very nice day at
first I felt very cross but afterward I was all
right. In the afternoon May A. came over and
we took a walk up to around the Respervoyer and
then I went to her place and stay awhile.
In the evening I intend to study but Edith
and Elsie came and afterward I went out
walking with Minnie and she bought
some candy. So I did not have any of my
lesson good the next day.
Oct 22 Tues It was nice day. And I went
down street with Minnie in the afternoon
in the evening I tried to study.
Oct. 23 Wed It was a very nice day. In the
afternoon I went down to school with May A and
Etta Gingrich to listen to the debating Society
of the boys. There was not many visitors there
but it was very interesting and hey teak us
like somebody. In the evening May A. intend
to come over but see did not. I tried to study.
Oct 24 Thurs I went to school. In the afternoon
I went to Elsie Ryan to talk about what she
thought of the party of a week ago. And I
met May S. and Anna B. as I intend to go
to May A. But I walk back with them and
stay awhile. And we went back and forward
Anna B. intend to see March Smith.
Oct 25 Fri. In the afternoon I went with May A.
to the parish house on 7 between Sass and
peach and watch the gymnasium. I enjoy
very much in watching hem expecially
May A. I ought to have went to school but
it was 5 before we got out of the parish
house. in the evening club met here those
who were present are May A. May S. and
Leona S. Etta Ginrich and Anna H. they did
not go home until 10 o’clock. Mr. Bense was over
in the afternoon.
Oct 26 Sat In the morning I watch myself
and foul around and fit my black …. In the afternoon. I took
a walk to Edith M. and she was not the
home. In the evening I first went with mama and
then down street with Minnie.
Oct. 27 Sun. I stay home all day we did not
have any Sunday School and in the afternoon and
evening I study. In the afternoon I was
expecting May A. but she did not come.
Oct 28 Mon I did not fell good in Afternoon?? evening
In the afternoon we went to
school and at first I did not have a good
time but afterwere I did. And the girls had
their wheels and they rode up till the depot and
they were delay by a train and I made
them walk up with me. And after that we
went to May A. and I had a very good time.
Etta May and I. Got home at 6 o’clock.
And study in the evening.
Oct. 29 Tues. In the afternoon I study for
examinations but we did not have any
In the evening I went to a party to Bertha
Bears and there were not enough boys for
girls. We did not go down there until 8:45
and the boys could not see what was the matter
they went to the corner and waited. Paul
Ryan took me to the table and ask me if he
could not take me home. There was one boy
I like very well and he was very nice to
me but I think it was al made out who
they were supposed to go home with and
at the table. The first thing I fell down the step
and May A. catch me in less I would fell till
the bottom. We all got a pink carnation. I had a very good time.
Oct 30 Wed May A came over and we drew our
maps in the afternoon and Etta came but
she did not stay. In the evening I study.
Oct 31 Thurs I walk till peach street with a
girl home from school. May A. came over and
told me we were going out in the evening.
I study for examination very hard in the evening.
In the evening we did go out. May and Leona S.
Anna, May A, and Etta and I. We ran races
and hike We went up Sass. til 26 and ..nyrth
and then down til 13 Sass. and till
myrtle and up till Anna b. I found
my leaf on 20 and myrtle. Mama
was all alone in the evening. I got home
before the rest.