November and December 1900: Clara Petrat’s life was so different than Winifred Watson’s. Clara did chores that Winifred’s servants and chefs would do: “made my bed”, “washing and dusting”, “set the table”, “wash the dishes”. What day did Clara go to the butcher shop with Mama?
Nov 1 Fri I was very nice I went to May A. to
club. But Anna B was not there and I was
glad. In the afternoon I did not do much of anything.
Nov. 2 Sat I did not do anything but sow my
skirt, made my bed and did other thing
In the afternoon I try to study but at 4 o’clock
May A. came over to take a walk but
when we got to her place she say it was
so cold that she say we would go in
the house and make candy. Anna B
came over at at about 5:15 o’clock and we
went home at 6 o’clock. In the evening
I went to the butcher shop with my
Nov. 3 Sun. in the morning I went to
Sunday – school. and in the afternoon
and evening I try to study.
Nov. 4 Mon It was rainy and I study
in afternoon and evening a little.
Nov. 5 Tues. Mr. V.G. Grovener called
on me to read and translate when
Mr Dieble was in the room. I study in
Afternoon and evening a little.
I was read a story in the evening.
Nov. 6 Wed In the afternoon I went down
street with mamma and Emma to
buy me a coat. It did not take me
long. It cost 9.75. A long one. In the
evening Kates N came over to see the
girl and after she was here a man
came and I thought it was May H.
and hurry to the door and he walk
in but her was an agent. May A. came
afterwar but she did not stay and we
did not go to Bertha Bear.
Nov. 7 Thurs. I study a little in afternoon
and evening it was dreary and rain
about 5:30 and in the evening. I went
to but butcher with mamma.
Nov. 8 Fri. we had a very good time
in Algebra period the first In the afternoon
I slept a little and did not do anything
else. In the evening went to club to Anna
Boyer, May S., May A., Clara, Anna.
Nov. 9 Sat. In the morning I did every
thing and in the afternoon I try to study
In the evening I went to butcher with
Nov. 10 Sun. in the morning I went to stamped J A KIMMEL & SON SHOES HATS AND…GOODS
Sunday school. And in the afternoon
May A. was not feeling well. In the evening
I went with mamma to church it was
Nov. 11 Mon I went to school in the afternoon.
and evening I was studying a little
It was rain and quite cold, warm.
Nov. 12 Tues I went to school in the afternoon
and evening I study a little. It was raing, cold
Nov. 13 Wed. I went to school study in aft
and evening a little. It was cold snow, winding,
wet. I did not go to bed until 11:20. Willie was up.
Nov. 14 Thurs I went to school study a little in
afternoon. May A. was supposed to come
over at 3:20 and if she was not there I should
go over there. I went at 4 o’clock and she
intend to come over but she made me stay
there. We had candy. I got home at 6 o’clock
she walk out with me. In the evening I study
all evening for examination in Algebra
and stay up until 11:30.
Nov 15 Fri. I wen to school and had
candy in the morning. In the afternoon
I went with Minnie to Sara Lin
And it was cold, snowing like rain
And I slept the rest. Club met to my
place. May A. Anna, Etta, Clare was
present. Went to bet at 11:30 I stay up
and read story.
Nov. 16 Sat. I got up at 8:30. Clean my
washing & stand and dusted a little down
stair and I got a bottle from Elsie the
first one i got. In the afternoon it rain and
snow and was cold. May A, and I went to the
Library to see the exhibition of the picture. We
met Etta G. there and saw Mr. Diehl. Got home
about 4:30 o’clock. Evening I went with mamma
to the butcher.
Nov. 17 Sun. I went to Sunday school at was
rainy a little in the afternoon. About 4 o’clock
Etta G and May A. came over and we went to
Bessy B. she was not the home. We then went
to Anna B. for a while and then took a walk
up Myrtle till 25 str. and over till peach and home
We had very much fun. I got home at 6 o’clock.
After supper I went to church.
Nov 18 Mon. Went to school it was dreary and
in the afternoon I went May A. came over first
and said she could not stay and I went to
her house and then I went up to Anna B.
awhile. After supper I study.
Nov. 19 Tues. We had examination in Hist.
and I could not think about anything
and I did not hand any paper in.
in the afternoon I could not do anything
on account of that. But I wrote a letter to Elsie R.
In the evening I went to May A. just for a little
while. I did not know when my Algebra is.
Then we took a little walk.
Nov. 20 Wed. it was dreary from school
we went down street. In the afternoon
we had the girls literartury society it was
very nice. May A. bought bixsola
In the evening I study.
Nov. 21 Thurs. I went to school and in the
afternoon I went to school to see Miss Gloth
She was so different from what she is other
times. she told me I did not need to worry about
- I met May A. May S. and Anna P and
stand at the corner until 5:30 o’clock
talking In the evening I study.
Nov. 22 Fri. in the morin we had class
in English. In the afternoon I wrote to Mabel
Rieker. In the evening I went to club at May A.
and we made candy and had lost of fun
because Anna B. was not there.
We took the candy home what we made.
Got home at 10:30.
Nov. 23 Sat. I did every thing in the
morning. I wash myself. In the afternoon
I went with mamma to butcher and with
Minnie all over. It was rainy very hard.
We got a letter Leo was coming but he did not
come. that he was coming in the evening
I stay up til 11:30 but they did not come.
Nov 24 Sun. It was raining very hard
I did not go to Sunday school. In the
afternoon Leo and wife came. We had a very
good time in the afternoon and evening.
Mon. Nov 25 I went to school It was raining.
Leo and wife went home in the morning.
I study in the afternoon and evening a little.
Nov. 26 Tues. I went to school. It was very cold.
I made candy in the afternoon Edith Marks
came over for a little while. In the evening
I study in the evening for German exa.
Nov. 27 Wed. Otto spoke in school.
I went to school. in the afternoon
about 4 o’clock I went to May a. and Etta was
there. We then went to Anna B. for a little while
In the evening I try to read.
Nov. 28 Thurs No school Thanksgiving.
In the morning I went with May A. and
Etta Gingrich to church. I came to last
that we had to ride down. I had money
In my pocket. I went to St. Paul on
6 Street. it is a very nice church. I put in
5 cents for church. that day cost me 10 cents
I came home about 11 o’clock and slept
until dinner. In the afternoon May A.
came over. I was making candy. She stay
until 5:30 o’clock and we were eating the
candy. In the evening Mamma and I
walk along. I slept behind the stove until
papa came. I stay up until 10:45.
Nov. 29 Fri I got up and had it again.
We did not have any school All day
I did not do anything. In the evening I went
to club to Annie B. it was very nasty outside.
Etta G, May A. and Anna and myself were
there. We went home about 1:30.
Nov. 30 Sat. I did not felt good. In the afternoon
I study my history, and Anna brought
some candy home. In the evening I went to
butcher and market with mamma.
Dec 1 Sun. In the morning I went to Sunday
school and in the afternoon I went to May A.
it was very pleasant but I had it again.
And Anna came in the afternoon and
called for me to go to the post-office but I had
gone and she came over to May A and we
went with her. There were very many
people there we met Prof. Diehl there We then
went to May A. for about 10 minutes and
then I got home a 6 o’clock In the evening I try
Dec. 2 Mon. I went to school and in the afternoon
I study. In the evening the club of Minnie and
Emma met here about 13 girls. We had to set
the table and we had chocolate candy. cotty and
2 kind of cakes. They made very much noise.
And we had some other company Minnie did
but she did not stay. We had to buy 6 silver fork
and knife and 12 cup and saucer and plate.
They played games afterward. They went
home at 11 o’clock. And we wash the dishes
before we went to bed. At was about 12
o’clock before we got to bed.
Dec. 4 Wed. I went to school and it was cold
and dreary and by the depot I found 25 cents.
And that day Mr. Frail said we were so
lost that we had to stay for the last period.
There was 4 girl and 2 boys. He made us
sit down and would not leave us go.
We had very much fun setting there. After
the bell rang he stand there laughing at us.
I got home at 4:30 o’clock. My mother did not
know what was the matter.
In the afternoon the Literary society met
which I belong to. It was very nice and It last
till 5 o’clock. After this we went down street
with other girls. I pay my duse 10 cents. And
after we left May A. Etta G. and I stand there
talking about May A. and she came out 2 time
at last we went. I got home at 6:10 o’clock.
In the evening I study a little. I had a very
good time that day.
Dec 5 Thurs. It was very nice but cold.
I study in the afternoon and evening a quiet
a long time. I stay the home and nobody came.
Dec. 6 Fri. I went to school it was quiet pleasant.
In the afternoon I slept. In the evening I went
to the 1901 class play. 15 cents It was
pretty good. I got home at 10 I went with May
and Etta G.
In school I lost my button and the boys saw it
I felt so ashamed of myself but I did not see that
they saw anything.
Dec. 7 Sat. I got up at 8 o’clock and went down street
with Minnie to buy my silk waist. It
was dreary. We got home at 11 and in the
afternoon I made some candy and clean my
black skirt. In the evenin I went market
with mama and that all I did.
Dec. 8 Sun. I went to Sunday school and we
had to bring 5 cents more. In the afternoon
it rain and I study a little and then Emma
Ziegler came and then I could not study.
In the evening we had very much fun
with the show business. Albert Wat was
here and all the rest except Leo. I went to
bed at 10:30.
Dec. 9. Mon I was very angry and I did
not wait for May A. It rain in the
afternoon and evening and I study in
the afternoon about 2 hr.
Dec. 10 Tues. it was quiet cold but plenty
I went to school. Study in afternoon and
Dec 11 Wed. It was cold I went to school
Study in afternoon and evening. We got
our History paper back. I stand 70.
Dec. 12 Thurs. it was quiet warm and
sunshine It was very plenty. Mrs. Burns
spoke that morning. And the afternoon
it was so warm and plenty I did not know
what to do so I went to May A. a 1 or 2 hrs
and she and I took a walk. In the
evening Emma and I went down
street and bought Christam Present.
So I had to stay up that night until
about 12 o’clock studying.
Dec. 13 Friday I went to school in the mor.
it was very warm about 60. In the afternoon
I read and Mrs. Kellar was over. In the
evening I went to the E. H. S. frace of 1900 Class
it was very good. Cost 15 cents.
Dec 14 Sat In the morning I did not get up
until about 8 o’clock. I took my bathe It
was rain all day. In the afternoon and evening
I study a little.
Dec. 15 Sun In the morning I went to Sunday
School. It was snowing all day and stormy
I study in the afternoon and evening. Nobody
came in the afternoon but Albert came in
the evening. Mama and papa did not speak again
For no reason.
Dec. 16 Mon It was very cold. I stay home
in the afternoon and evening and study.
I went to school
Dec. 17 Tues It was very cold. In the afternoon
I study a little and after 4 o’clock I went
down street with Emma and Minnie. They
bought very much. We went in 7 stores.
In the afternoon I study a little. Willie came
Dec. 18 wed. In the morning I went to school
and in the afternoon the Literary Society
held our meeting. Boys were there.
They show one picture. Mr. Burns spoke
It was a very nice meeting. Got home about 5:30
In the evening I stay the home and study.
Dec. 20 Friday. In the morning to school.
In the afternoon I wrote to Elsie an at
4 o’clock went down street with Emma.
In the evening I went with mama to
Walter and to club at May A. May A. walk
out here with me. I felt very good that night.
Dec. 21 Saturday. In the morning I did
everything. In the afternoon I went with
Minnie down street to buy my presents. It
was the coolest day we had. I bought a
pocket-book and after I came home it was
such a funny one that I cryed and made
my mind up not to give it to her
I was very crow. In the evening I went with
mamma to corow to buy candies. After that
I did not do anything.
Dec. 22 Sun In the morning it was
not cold at all. I went to Sunday school
It began at 9 o’clock. In the afternoon I
did nothing but sit around and
waiting for May A. but she did
Dec. 23 Mon In the morning I hang the wash
up and went down street to exchange my
pocket-book. They exchange it. I bought
Handkerchief in place. We went in other stores and
bought. In the afternoon we made candy and
at 5 o’clock I took my leter f Elsie away and
went for a minute to May A.
Dec. 24 Tues It was very sluccy outside and
not cold. In the morning I swept the hall and
in the afternoon they trimmed the tree. In
the afternoon I went with May A. to gynasium
and coming home up state we met Siona S.
going down and we went down with her.
As I was standing talking with May A. Etta
Gingrich came and papa went pass and I
did not go with him. He thought I did not
want to walk on the street with him.
At first in the evening I was cross but
after a while I felt all right. Papa brought
brassel along and we stay up until almost
11 o’clock waking for Leo to come.
Dec. 25 Wed. It was Christmas day.
It did not look much like Christmas
because it was sluccy and was not
I was please with my presents. We did not
have a very good time in morning. But I
worn my red silk waist that I got. Leo did
not come until afternoon. The train was
an hour late so they came at 4 o’clock
Then it was very lively. They began giving
our present wright away. We ate at 5:15
and until 6:10 o’clock then Albert H. and Emma
- came and we went to Sunday school.
It was so a hussel, bussel that a person
would not know where to go. It last in
S.S. until 9:30 Got home at 10 o’clock and
the men were playing cars. We stay up
until about 12 o’clock The day flew by after
Dec. 26 Thurs. In the morning I did not anything
In the afternoon I took my sung away with Minnie
and went to May A. May A. and I went to Anna B.
at May A. because she went to May S. before
she went to my house because I asked first.
They came to my house at 6 o’clock.
We went in the front door. After supper May A.
and I went to Etta Gingrich.
I came home at 9:30.
Dec. 27 Friday It was sluccy. In the afternoon
I went to Edith Marks. She gave me
her picture. She walk home a little ways
with me. It was such a dreary day.
I went pass the depot and the Corry train was
not there yet so I went until 17 and then down
Sass. Then I saw the train there I went to the
depot and May A. was not there yet so I went
up the depot and met her. I kiss her to -bye
and stop there until the train went which
was very long. I went home with Edith
Lillie Scully was over but I was not the home.
After supper Lillie M. came and I sat
with them and talk. Willie was up after
Lillie was gone you might said we celebrated
our Christmas again.
Dec. 28 Sat. It was dreary I did not do
anything in the morning but in the afternoon
I was very angry because Minnie said she
was going after my ring and then Emma and
Minnie said something then she did not want
to go Emma got my ring in the afternoon but
did not tell me. In the afternoon I read Merchant
of Venice and study in the evening K.
Dec. 29 Sun It was very sluccy and it was
snowing I went to Sunday School. in the afternoon
I read and in the evening we play author and
old maid. I went to paas about 10:30.
Dec. 30 Mon I got up at 9 o’clock And they were
washing. I had some fun washing Minnie
and Emma and Otto. In the afternoon I read.
I made a little candy. At about 4:30 Sady
and Molley N. came. And stay until 5:30.
In the evening I read. I mother and papa
were alone. I stay up until 11 o’clock reading
I play domino with papa.
Dec. 31 Tues I got up at 8 o’clock. I took my
bathe and wrote. It is very windy outside.
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The diary ends June 30, 1902.