Clara Petrat’s diary was copied exactly as she wrote it, so there may be some of her writings that will puzzle us. (What was the Friday evening ‘frace’ that she attended?)
In her brown bag diary, Clara lists her activities including: Thanksgiving, Girls Literary Society, a list of her Christmas gifts(some similar to today), on March 5 Prince Henry ‘come to Erie’, going to the Library, making candy and more.
Dec. 2 Mon. The girls Club Minnie and Emma
met here about 13 girls. Serve lunch.
Dec. 6 I went to the farce of the Class of 1901.
Wed. Dec. 4. In the afternoon the girls literary
society met. I also found 25 cents that
Fri. Dec. 6. I went to H. School frace in the evening.
Sat. Dec. 7 Went in the morning down street
Afternoon made candy
Fri. Dec. 13 In the evening went to H.S.
frace in the evening
Tues. Dec. 17 I went down street in the
Wed. Dec. 18 I wen to the Girl Literary
Dec. 21 Sat. I went down street in the
Dec 24 Tues. Went with May A. to gymnasium
Dec. 25 Wed. Christmas got.
From mama 1 E H.S. pin
2 all silk waist From Leo Writing paper
- ring From lone Silver tooth brush
From Emma Glove
From Willie Gloves box From Otto bottle perfume
From Minnie Writing Paper
From Saly N. Sunday school teacher a pen
Dec. 26 Thurs. Went to May A., Anna and May S.
Dec 27 Fri. Got Edith picture. I went over there
Went to depot with May A.
Lillie Sculley came over but I was
Not the home.
Dec. 30. Mon. Lady N. came over my Sunday
Jan. 1 Wed. Went to May a. met a young
man there and after supper Edith called
and went to Anna B.
Jan. 2 Thurs. May A. and Anna B. Came
Jan. 4 Sat. May a. came over and in evening
Man Simsaman and Plando
Jan 5 Sun May A. called went to depot
Anna B. to go to church but
I did not. I was came in evening
Jan 8 Wed Club met to my house.
Jan 14 Tues. Club to May S.
Jan 15 Wed. Girls society at school
Jan. 19 Went to May A.
Jan 20 Mon. school exa. in English
Jan 21 Tues. “ “ “ Hist.
Jan 23 Thurs. play at E. H. S. 1903 class
Jan 24 Friday Dancing school
Jan 31 “ “ “
Feb 4 years ? Alert ?
Feb 5 Wed Girls literary society
Feb. 7 Fri. To Dancing school
Feb. 14 Fri “ “ “
Feb. 12 Wed. Girl literary societ
Feb. 8 Sat. Went to Went to Basket Ball Game at Parish House
Feb. 15 Sat. Club met to my place.
Feb. 19 Wed. Girls literary society
Feb. 21 Fri. Dancing school
Feb. 24 Mon Club met to May A.
Feb. 26 Wed. Down street in A.W. with Mama
Feb. 27 Thurs. With Anna B. May S. to the poor family …. …..
Feb. 28 Fri. Dancing school
March 3 Mon Club at Anne Boylr ?
March 5 Wed. Girls society in E.H.S.
I saw Prince Henry come through Erie
March 7 Fri I went with Bertha Carthage to
March 10 Mon. I went in afternoon with Minnie to
library and down by the lake.
In the evening Club at Etta Gingrich and we
went to Library.
March 14 Fri. Dancing school
March 15 Sat. Parish house and library.
March 17 Mon. Club my house.
March 20 Thurs. May came over.
March 21 Fri. got a new pair of shoes.
March 23 Sun. went to with May A. and Etta G.
to in church for May A. belong to
the coir in had to practice singing.
March 24 Mon. Club at May a.
March 26 Wed. Down street in evening with
May S. Leona S. and Etta G.
March 27 Thurs. May A. came over for a little
while and went out walking a little
ways with her
March 28 Friday. In the morning went to
church with Mama.
March 29 Sat. Went to May A. to go to Basket
Ball game but was not there.
March 30 Sun. Went to club at Anna B.
Present. May A., May S., Etta, Clara F
Myself, Anna B and May A. sister-in-law.