Clara Petrat tells of her activities: going to Market, Butcher, Sunday school, Buffalo, Opera House. She studies diligently for Algebra and History examinations. There is a quarrel between Papa and Willie. Then there is a Social with much preparation including purchase of peaches, ‘got plates, forks’, put on her ‘purple flowers dress’. Then later ‘pick peaches’. Since the beginning of her diary, Clara has improved her writing skills, but still needs more.
Sept 21 Sat. Leo and Willie went again
to Buffalo. May A. and Anna went to Buffalo
that day. Jane stay he home. I study
most all day. Anna L. came over and brought
me her picture. In the afternoon I read
Minnie went down street. They brought
candy home. In the evening I went to Market
once with papa, and another Emma and
to butcher with mama.
Sept 22. Sun Leo and Willie came home
at about 5 o’clock. I went to Sunday school.
In the afternoon I stay at home.
In the evening I went to May A. a little while.
She came home from Buffalo at 5 in afternoon.
Emma had company.
Sept 23 Mon. I went to school. In the afternoon
I study. In the evening May A and Anna B
came over for a minute. I got Clara Dimpefel???
picture. Leo, Willie, Ione went to Buffalo.
In the evening Minnie and I took a
walk. We acted very silly
Emma went away and Otto to opera
House. I felt very sad that night.
Sept 24 Tue. I went to school it was quiet
warm. They brought us all a present from
Buffalo. I got a pocket-book. In the afternoon
I study and in evening drew my map.
They were all here. In the evening Willie
intend to go down to the store and sleep and
he went and Leo along. But Leo brought him
back. Papa and Willie quarrel very bad.
I did not get to bed until 12 o’clock.
This was the last night we all slept together.
Included Willie, Mama and papa talk to
gether on beds
Sept 25 Wed. Leo and Ione went to Halladale
Mich. But Willie stay up here all day.
I study in afternoon and a little in evening.
Papa and Willie did not speak with
each other. I recite very good in all classes.
Sept 26 Thurs. I went to school It was
warm. In the afternoon I study. In the
evening I slept. Papa went to lodge and
Minnie and Emma went to a little party
composed of 10 girls. They did no come
home until 12 o’clock.
Sept 27 Friday I went to school it was warm.
In the afternoon I did not feel like doing
anything. I had the blues again.
Sept 28 Sat I did not do anything in the
morning. In the afternoon May A., May S and
Anna B and myself intend to go to the cemetery
in the woods. But it began to rain and then
we went to Elsie and May A and I went to
Anna B. and it was rain very hard when
we went home. I felt quiet anger and mad.
Over May A. and Anna B.
Sept 29. Sun. I went to Sunday School and
in the afternoon May A. came over for a minute
and the she went to Cambridge. It rain a little
that day. Emma G was over. I try to study
in afternoon and evening.
Sept 30 Mon I rain a little and was very cold.
I study in the afternoon and in the evening
May A. came over and we try to do our
Oct 1 Tues I rain a little and was very cold and
also sunshine. I study in afternoon and a little
in the evening.
Oct 2 Wed. it was very cold. I study in afternoon
and a little in evening
Oct 3. Thurs I went to school and it was very cold.
In the afternoon I went to May A. in order to
make candy for the social. All the club were there
except Grace. We had a vry good time. At 5:30
we intend to go home but it began to thunder
lightning, hailed and rain and it was terrible
cold. I got home about 6. In the evening I study.
I did not go to bed until 11:30 stop raining
Oct 4. Friday. It was cold and rain in the
afternoon I went to Tillie F. to see whether she would
go to our Social. She was not home. We also purchased
peaches. I went to May D. and brought my
plate, forks, and everthing. We got most every-
thing ready for the evening. In the evening I
came home and put my whole, purple flowers
dress on. I went about 7 o’clock with my cake.
Minnie and Emma went to. We were very
busy and I did not feel afraid at all.
There were many peoples there. We make
about 5:50 clear money. The people were all
gone about 10:50 but we wash the plate and
went home about 11 o’clock. Anna B. and
May S. came with me.
Oct 5 Sat. I tried to study in the morning and
afternoon my History for excamination.
In the afternoon I went for a little while to
In the evening I went out walking with Minnie
and to butcher with mama.
Oct 6 Sun. It was a very pleasant day and
quite cold. I tried to study but I was expecting
May A. but she had not come. In the evening
I also study.
Oct 7 Mon. it was a very pleasant day. But
I had to study for another history examination.
I study in afternoon and evening waiting for
Emma to come but she had not come still
11:30 so long I stay up and study. My room
is all clean.
Oct 8 Tues it was a quite pleasant day
In the afternoon I study and in the evening
I went a little out walking with Minnie.
Oct. 9 Wed. Miss Stanton called on me and
Von der graben always called on me for reading
and everything. In the afternoon we pick peaches
and I tried my best to study. In the evening
I did not do anything.
Oct 10 Thurs. Went to school It was very nice
in the evening but cold Minnie and I
took a walk.