Clara Petrat’s diary is shown here exactly as she wrote it in her 1900 brown bag diary.
Sun. Aug. 25 I got up a 8 o’clock. Went to Sunday
school and Emma and Minnie to Cambridge
In the afternoon I wrote. At 5:30 I went to
the depot with Mabel Mead. She was in the car
when I came. I slot hand with her. The following
who are along are Clara F. Anna P., Marjorie A., and May A.
and myself. We stay to May A. awhile and Kessie B. came.
Armand L went home about 6 and they walk out
with us. After supper I stay home.
Mon. Aug. 26 I was a very pleasant day
I did not go anywhere and nobody came. I read
a little slept and made my handkerchief. In the
evening Minnie and Emma went to our
Tues. Aug 27 it was rather pleasant. But the sun
was pretty hot. In the afternoon mama and I
first went to the stamp-pile we sat in the park a
while we then took a walk to the park on State
Street where the sun was not shining very much.
We sat a very long time and then went up head
and met Willie in the barn. We got home at
4:30 and I eat and then went to May A.
to tell her I could not go to Buffalo. But
they were not going until Sat.
I came home about 5:30.
I stay home in evening.
Wed. Aug. 28. It was very hot 82 I did not go
anywhere or anybody came.
In the evening Willie came.
Thurs. Aug. 29 it was very warm 80. I did not
go anywhere and nobody came. In the evening it was
pleasant and May A. called for me to go to
club to Grace Brewer and Margaret Rafter Annie
it was a very interesting club meeting. We
talk about May S. and Anna B. trying the examination
for E.H.S. May S. passed. I got home at 10 o’clock
May A. and Margaret A. went along.
Sat. Aug. 31 It rain thunder and lightning
during the day. I not do much of anything
At 6 o’clock I went to the depot with Margaret
Armstrong I did not have my supper yet.
The train did not come in until 7:45 and
it was suppose to come in at 6:18. At first
they said it was coming at 7 and at that
time a train did come in and she kiss us
all but that was not the train. And at
last it came and she kiss us all again.
When she got in the train her Uncle Harry
went along and kissed her in the car.
The girls who were along were May A. and
her three sister Anna Boyer and her uncle
Harry and myself.
When I came home it was about 8 o’clock
and I did not have my supper. A home
they did not send anything to me. I eat 2 piece
of som bread.
Sun. Sept 1. I went to Sunday school and it
rain thunder. At about 3:30 I went to May
- And stay until 5:15. She want to give
me some watermelon buti did not want it.
she walk home with me until 17 & Myrtle.
In the evening Emma, papa and myself
went to Waldameer. And we heard the
Ohio band we also went to the lake. We
had some peanut-candy. We went home
about 9:15 and got home about 10:15. On
7 & State I stand and talk with Ella Johnson.
She went in the same car I did.
On the way coming home we could see
the fireworks the Italian had a 16 and
Cherry. Willie, Otto, Minnie and Albert
went to the celebration and mama was along.
I was very sorry for her. I was not feeling
Good so I did not enjoy my ride.
On 18 and state street we had to run for the
car. Our papa was mad because we did
not run fast enough.
The fire works were lovely!