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Title Diary of Florence Geraldine Miller, 716 Bloomfield St., Hoboken, Jan. 1 to Sept. 21, 1913
Object Name Diary
Catalog Number 2001.025.0001
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Collection Papers of Florence G. Miller & Family
Credit Gift of Frank Balogh
Scope & Content Holographic diary of Florence Geraldine Miller of 716 Bloomfield St., Hoboken, January 1 to September 21,1913. Red leather notebook, ca. 3-1/2" x 5-1/2". All entries in ink and all pages are used. Images media archive. Transcribed 2011 by Kate Peko. PDFs on file for images and for transcription. Word document on file. See notes for full transcription.

(Also see archives 2001.025.0001.01 and .02 for the text in notes: due to online database limitations, it cannot be displayed in one record.)

Miller wrote this when she was 22 years old. Born November 3, 1890 in Hoboken, she graduated from Academy of the Sacred Heart, Hoboken, and attended New Jersey State Normal School at Montclair where she graduated on June 18, 1912 with a general studies degree. She became a teacher in the Hoboken school system. She died in 1980.

The diary documents many details of domestic life including her sister, Madeline, and their social circle. It includes her social and cultural activities, recreation and work life. Many people are typically entered by first names or as Mrs. [lastname]. There are also names of some businesses such as restaurants, soda shops and stores along with theatres.
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Transcription done by Kate Peko, 2011.
Pagination is not recorded in this transcription.

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Jan. 1, 1913

Mass 10:30 - walked with Ethel and Mad till dinner time. In the afternoon Ethel & Mayma & Addie came and we played cards. Addie had to go home for tea. She went to Heath's in the eve. Fortunately, Mayma & Ethel stayed. Bud, Ed C., Harold A., Jack Moore & Bryan came in the end to make a New Year's call. They had forgotten to study their etiquette books and stayed 20 minutes instead of 15 min. After letting off some of our steam we played cards for the rest of the evening. Ethel had to go home in spite of our efforts to make her stay. A very pleasant day.
Jan 2, 1913
Slept off yesterday's rage. Had a call from Ethel that brought back some of it. She and I walked around town in the afternoon on pretext of buying tally cards for Mayma. We brought them down & and talked some more of our rage off (or on?). Couldn't eat much and dressed for the party. Wore my green & white dress. Harold & Ed succeeded in throwing somewhat of a damper over the party , and were about as disagreeable as they could be. We played "500". Ed. Coyle won the prize and I won the girl's (silk stockings
and God knows I needed them). Met Hallenbeck. Lil Lou made quite a fuss over him. Jim invited me to the minstrel, and that softened me considerably. I had a very good time, in spite of the fact that I felt like killing H. & Ed. a few times. Anna S, Ethel H., Mayma, Addie, Jim St. Hallenbeck, Bob Stouts, Erny Thomas, Eaton S., Harold. Ed. & myself played cards. Alice C. and Lillie came later. They were rehearsing for the minstrel.
Jan 3.
Got up late. Intended to go to Proctor's, but Mad stayed home from school and she went with Mom. Ethel, Mayma & I played cards in the afternoon. I had to rush home to get supper. Some meal! Addie, Mayma came in the evening & Mad played "500" with us. They went home very early. Addie was all in.
Jan 4.
Intended to go skating to St. Nicholas with Allan Moore. He couldn't go and Maryma wouldn't go alone with me, so I went to Brooklyn with Mad. She spent the night with Ella. I met Mom in N.Y. We went to the Waldorf for tea and - we had some time. We patrolled Broadway after and finding nothing we returned home only to find "adventure" at our very door. It sure was adventure. Mayma came in with candy Allan sent me. He was afraid we'd be sore because he didn't take us. Maggie W. telephoned in the midst of the confusion for Uncle. Mrs. Borstlaf [?] had a stroke. So to bed very late and slept very little.
Jan 5.
Telephone to arouse us the first thing. Our early visitor called Jimmie to wish him a Happy Birthday. Mass 10:30. Walked till 12:30 with Mayma and Allan. Had mad rush to dress & get to Brooklyn at 2. Managed O.K. Had a dandy turkey dinner at Ella's. Met Mr. Seaver and he played for the rest of the after noon. He was very interesting. Reminded one somewhat of Harley Wood. (Milford '10). Mr. Putnam and Mr. Seaver came to the station with us after tea. We had a nice meal but had to rush right out after it. I had a date at Butler's. After nearly breaking our necks, the party was called off. Addie had a reg. nervous breakdown. She was on the fair road for a long time. Mommie was around M. Maggie's. We read and ate some of Allan's candy and first got in bed comfortably when Murray W. rang the bell and startled us into a fit, to tell us Mrs. B. was dead. We were all very sorry but since we couldn't do anything, he might have kept it till morning.
Jan 6.
O, that tired feeling! Will it ever leave me? Got up late as usual and had to go to school without breakfast. A fine start for the New Year! I will never forget this day in school. Unending. Visited Miss Mount and Miss Traynor, also Mayma. Walked awhile and met Mad coming from school. The Duke paid us a visit. Went to the Columbia Minstrel. (the men's). I was fairly good. Elmer Hallenbeck took me up and was exceptionally agreeable till Jim cleaned up and came to me. Danced after the show and enjoyed myself immensely. Jim invited me to the cotillion [sic - cottilion] Feb. 21st much to my delight.
Jan. 7.
All in. Momsie the same. Decided not to go to school. Loafed all day. Allan Moore called in the evening to ask me to go to the ladies minstrel tomorrow. Asked Mayma too.
Jan. 8.
Got up early & got Mad's breakfast, Got to school early. Some kidding for being absent after a little minstrel show. Tried to sleep in the afternoon, but first got comfortable when the Duke arrived. Stayed only a few minutes but I couldn't get to sleep. Got dressed for minstrel. Allan & Mayma called for me about 8. We had the first row. Some show! Agnes P. sang "My Gal Irene" and really surprised us. Likewise, the whole show was great. Beat the men to a frazzle. Had first three dances with Jim while he was waiting for Lil to clean up. He was wishing they'd never come down. Had sixth dance with Jim & thru some mistake only had half. He asked me to informal night next Thursday. (Jan 16). Jim Seaman was there & dancing wonderfully. Allan treated me royally. Jim had a grouch all the rest of the evening. Harold A. & Ed were exceptionally friendly. We went to Coyle's after & had coffee & rolls. Ed asked Mayma to informal night & she had the extreme pleasure of refusing him. (she's going with Dan Kiely). Nearly died with cold when I got in.
Jan. 9.
Nearly broke my neck to get to school. Day seemed terribly long. Helped in office in afternoon. Made a hat for Mom this afternoon. Then took a walk with Mayma. Bumped into Jim at 11th & Washington. Bowed very graciously. I intended to ride this evening but Mom wouldn't let me. "I must make up some lost rest". Believe me. I'm anxious to lose more. The Duke has been shipped. A very uneventful day.
Fri. Jan. 10.
Mother's birthday. Helped in the office in school. Much better for a tired head than the classroom. Made a cake when I came from school. Nellie Kinlon called. Took a walk with Mad. Had late dinner. Went in Butler's & played cards for a while. Got to bed about 10:30.
Sat. Jan 11.
Got out of bed about 10:45. Wasted whole morning. Took a walk around town with Mayma and Addie. Made a hat for Mom in the evening. Went to bed early.
Sun. Jan 12.
Mass 10:30. Walked a short while but it started to rain. Killed the morning. Played cards in Butler's in the afternoon with Mayma, Addie & Anna. Came home to supper. Mrs. Lucken & Elmer were here. Mabel C. came in for a few minutes with a ticket for the tea. Charlie Cella brought down cap I loaned G. Heath. Bed.
Mon. Jan 13.
Back to school, Ugh! Went to New York with Mom after school. Called on Mrs. Davis. Very cordial reception. Circle No. 4. Euchre in the evening. Delightful church Euchre time. Won prize - games carver donated by Mrs. A Kennedy. Charlie Bayha looked out for me very well. Mrs. Butler took crowd of us down.
Tues. Jan 14.
Somewhat tired in school. Managed to get thru day. Alice had Miss Hecher's class in H.S. Called on Coyle'is and walked down to Orphanage with Mabel & Ella for things. Came home & washed my head. Spent evening drying it. Mom went to [Coun].
Wed. Jan 15.
School to pass the day as usual. Classes most annoying. Royal grouch. Went to New York with Mom. Just got home in time to eat a little and rush to get ready for riding. First lesson in a month. It was some dandy ride. (la da). Mary & Hannah Carroll were here when I came home. Just finished helping Mad with lesson. Pain. Ready for bed and it sounds good to me.
Thurs. Jan. 16.
School as usual. Mended my lace suit and green dress in the late afternoon and then went to bed. Slept until 7. Informal dance at club with Jimmie. Had a dandy time. Jimmie had a fight with Charlie Bayha & Addie had one with Carl Cella. Jimmie invited me to the drama next Thursday for the talent. (minstrels) Had a fine time with Allan & Frank.

Fri. Jan. 17.
School and a desperate bore it was. Lived thru the day and went to N.Y. with Mom to see Mr. [Levison] again. Walked from 72nd St. & Bdwy to 33rd. Dead tired. Addie came in for music, Lolita and Mayma were entertaining us Butler & [Henniskes]. Bed.
Sat. Jan.18.
Got up about 11 a.m. Helped around. Mayma & Lolita came for a few minutes. Embroidered some in the afternoon. Allan called up about the tickets. Loafed all evening.
Sun. Jan. 19.
Mass 10:30 - Walked after church with Ethel & Mad. Mayma came out for a while. Jim was in church but I didn't see him after. Dinner and a little walk. We decided it was too cold and we bought candy and went in Butler's to play "500". Came home to supper. Mom went to Morey's in the eve. Mad had to study & Granny went out, so I couldn't go in Butlers as I promised. Addie came in and when she saw the lay out, she brought Anna & Mayma some candy in. We played "500" and later Allan came in. He played with us for a while & then took Anna home. He came back and we had general roughhouse till Mom came home. Didn't mention the tickets.
Mon. Jan. 20.
School as usual, and not as tired as usual. Walked with Mabel & Ella in the afternoon. Inspected the new field club. Came home early to get supper and Mrs. Burke (Mamie Shanley) was at the house. I made a grand get-away with the supper. She stayed till 11:15. Also Maggie Woodhouse. I nearly died with sleep.
Tues. Jan. 21.
Most awful tired feeling. Studay classes again in auditorium this afternoon. I took them down to "4". Perfectly awful. Girls team Hitt. B TS. B. played West Hoboken High. Funniest thing I ever saw. (May Mooney and "Marie") Marieta [Marietta?] Stackhouse played a dandy game. Met Sophie & Mary D. Told them I'd go to the Alumni dance in Montclair March 7. Got a letter from Allan with the tickets. Took a walk with Mad and Addie after dinner. We met Allan. Bought cake & cream and went down to Butler's and made coffee. Some party! The cake was blue molded, - Duke returned.
Wed. Jan. 22.
School as usual. Classes in auditorium. Stayed in after school & read the Red Books. Walked down Washington St. with Mad. Rode with Ella & Greta. (Lida) Went to Shorts and later to Coyle's for pie. George B. was with Ed. Bed. Almost 11:30. Charlie can go to the Charity!! - (forgot its all-important)
Thurs. Jan. 23. School - Tests in H.S. I helped in office. One session. Went to N.Y. for green stockings. Forgot to get hair ornament & had to run all over Hoboken. Finally got spun glass aigrette. Saw Stanley Geddy [or Gedny?] on the train coming home. Didn't even bow to him. He was with an old man probably his uncle. Ate & got ready for the dance. Had one dandy time. About six dances with Jimmie, two with Allan & "peewee" Hawthorne. Met the famous Milton Hatfield. Though he would be a terrible love bird he seemed very nice.
Jim borrowed Milton's hack to come home. If Agnes knows that! He seemed afraid to ask if I was going to the Charity Ball. Nat Hicks "entertained" at supper - (an imitation of Joe Welch). I never was so bored. Down in the parlor after there were many repetitions of the minstrel songs. We had fun kidding them. Strange crowd. Home about 3:30 A.M.
Fri. Jan. 24.
School - but I was in the office so I didn't mind it. Terribly tired - "Malaria" Slept all afternoon - Called for dinner. Mom & Mr M went to the theatre & Mad went to bed. I played solitaire till after 10 and then went to bed.
Sat. Jan. 25.
Got up about 11:30. Helped around the house had lunch and went to New York about 3 o'clock. We rode on the Fifth Ave. bus and walked down. Home. Sat eve Florence [Sturnans] (Roselle) came in. (She was staying on the block with her aunt) and Mayma & Ethel Regous[?]. We played cards & Mayma & I went for cream. They went home about 11. - Bed.
Sun. Jan 26.
Mass 10:30. Met Charlie Bayha on way down. Had to stand in the back. Walked with Mayma after. Dinner and I made a cake. Mad., Mayma, Anna, Addie & myself walked on the Boulevard. Mom and Mr M. went out. Mayma & I got tea for Mad. & Ethel, Voilet Davey & Florence Stevens. We fooled around for a while & then they went home. I went in Butler's. Allan was there & I was introduced to Milo Burke (Allie McDermott's fiancé). He seemed very nice. Allan came in with me to get some music. They went downstairs to eat & Mayma, Addie & I played "500". Allan came up & started to play too, but Ceil couldn't see it. Some "rough-house" and I got to bed about 12.
Mon. Jan. 27.
Still working in the office. Thoroughly enjoying it. Met Sophie & Mary & talked for awhile. Heard A. Patterson's verdict about Florence Stevens. Ate some crackers & jam. Mayma & Addie & I played "500" and about ten o'clock took a walk to get "air" before going to bed. Got a letter from Harold Reese inviting me to a dance in Maplewood Feb 7. It's at the Field Club. I couldn't quite get the connection so I sent a "special delivered" letter to Leila & told her to send the answer with Charlie on Tuesday. Charlie called up to make arrangements about the Ball.
Tuesday, Jan. 28.
School as usual. In the afternoon I talked with Mayma for awhile and then went to bed. I slept till seven and then got up, ate and proceeded to dress for the Charity Ball. Charlie called about 9:15 and we went right up. I was over by there a short while before the Coyle & Butler faction. Frank & Allan looked out for Charlie very well. I had a dandy order. Only one dance booked with Jim and two with Allan. I went in a circular motion & met Jim and we didn't finish it. Made a date for him to come down Sunday eve. They rang in an extra after the 20th dance & I had it with Allan. We had a very enjoyable supper party except for the fact that I was planted directly opposite Grace & Alice Carr. We had a good feed tho and Mayma was alongside of me. Charlie is purely one peach. I felt guilty keeping him out so late on account of his illness, but he didn't seem to mind it.
The salad was too thick but I managed it with the ham & sweet butter. Mayma was wild at Eaton for not sending her flowers and I'm sure he'd never know it. She's so tactful. I had one dance with Ed. And he seemed to be having one wonderful time. He had a keeper with him. Ella was particularly sarcastic. After the supper it was funny, the way different one had to be propped up. When the dancing was all over we went down in the grill and everybody drank some more. Lemonade began to taste "sloppy". We had sandwiches & left the club about 5:15 a.m. Some time! Charlie brought a note from Leila telling me it was O.K. with Harold and by all means to accept the invitation.
Wednesday Jan. 29.
Dragged myself out of bed at 7:45. Got to school earlier than any day this term. Have talked nothing but Charity Ball. Ted Henry is still in Butler's. Mr. Cold has had a very bad spell, and they are very much worried. Wrote to Harold and told him I'd go to the dance, and made a date for him to come in Saturday eve. Expect he'll be wild, when I suggest staying with Leila. No riding this evening. It sounds too strenuous. Bed about 9:30.
Thursday. Jan 30.
School - in office and nearly worked my head off till 3:30. Took a walk with Mayma & Ethel. Came home early to help with supper. Allan called up & asked me to K. of C. Ladies night to-morrow eve. Mayma too. Delighted of course. Got a letter from Harold Reese trying to change the date from Sat. to Sun. eve but I couldn't exactly see putting Jim off, even tho I did consider it for a few minutes. Charlie Barker called me up & talked for quite a while. He said he was in Hoboken but hadn't time to come up. Said he enjoyed himself immensely at the Charity Ball & I'm inclined to think he meant it. Tried to show me why I ought to stay at his house instead of Reeses. I think so, too, but Harold asked me first and I don't know what to do. Just going for a walk Ella Coyle came in for me to walk down to…..
Friday. Jan. 31.
Worked in office and stayed in school for lunch. Sent to Fitzpatrick's for chowder & Miss Gonzales had sandwiches. Stopped work at 2 and went up to Exit Day exercises. Left at 2:30. Called Mayma & found Mr. Callahan had been sent to the hospital. Ella C.
wanted me to walk down to Hexamers but when she found Mayma was going to walk with me she wouldn't come. Called Ethel up but she was out. Ella had some tea & crackers with me and after she left Mayma & Mad & I took a wlak. We met Ethel & walked till dinner time. Mrs. B. wouldn't let Mayma go to the K. of Columbus Ladies night. At first, I thought I wouldn't go either but later I changed my mind and decided not to call Allan up. He called for me about 8:45 instead of 7:45 and even at that we were early. It surely was a rotten show. We had fun laughing at it and after I had a few good dances in spite of the hill. A fellow named Murphy asked Ed. Coyle to introduce him to me and I had a dance with him. He danced exceptionally well and seemed very nice. One of the "Park Club" crowd I imagine. Had a dance with Jack Moore but couldn't enjoy it on account of the crowd. On the way home we decided to have coffee so Ella & I came in & started things while Allan & Ed went for "rolls". We were surprised and disappointed when they returned with the most awful looking cake from Keller's. They left here about 2:30 A.M. Mom & Mad. Were down to the ball too, but I didn't see them. Mad insisted on leaving right after the show. (She must have had a wild evening).
Sat. February 1.
Telephone call to wake me out of a peaceful slumber at 11:30. Jack Mac Dougall called for Charlie & Mickey to know if they could come in Sunday eve. The Gods are tempting me, but Jimmie won out and I put them off Jack said Charlie told them what a wonderful time he had at the Charity Ball. I got dressed & proceeded to clean up the basement after our party of last night. Worked till about 3 or 4 o'clock. Called Mayma, and Ethel, hung around the house till bed time.
Sun. Feb. 2.
Mass 11:15. Was up in time for 10:30 but decided not to go. Jimmie passed the house. Met Allan at church and he walked up with me. Had no time for walking after church. I had to go round to Hoyt's about Mom's hospital corps. After dinner I went to Poggenburgs and Mrs. O'Brien but the latter was out. I was also pushed to see Mrs. Hopf & Mrs. Brandt. I felt as if I owned the guild. Mabel & Ella & Mad & I took a walk on the boulevard. Met Mort Roberts and Joe McGuinness. We gave them our grand freeze-out. We went to Percy's and afterward stopped at Boyles. Joe Cole arrived there for supper while we were there. We stopped @ Mrs. Wedins[?] and couldn't get in. No one was home when we arrived and we went in Coyle's to tea. I was allowed home after they were satisfied with whom I had my date. Jim arrived laden with a box of Park & Tilfords. He was very amiable and we had a delightful talk. I brought him downstairs & we made coffee. Mad was working in the dining room and gave us a very frosty reception. While we were eating Mom & Mr. M. came in from E.O. Jim was very particular to leave early and I invited him to the Montclair Alumni Dance set for Mar. 11. He accepted very gracefully. Mayma called me up to invite me to the theatre while Jim was posing in the parlor. Some bluff!!!
Monday. Feb3, '13
Back in my own little room #4. Weather perfectly awful & my feet were soaked. Sadie Simon had Jim Richmond's class and we walked up home together. It was so cold & damp that I suggested coffee. She came up & we had a hot party. She left about 5:30. We were just at supper when the telephone rang - Harold Reeve to know if I could see him Monday eve. He was ready there, to come up I guess but I couldn't see inviting him to supper. He told me afterward that he expected I would. Well he must have told Mickey in the morning that he intended to come up because he was only here about 20 minutes when Mick arrived. They had a lovely time kidding each other & we had some roughhouse as usual. They were trying to outstay each other. But Harold was willing to miss the last train. He started for the 11:45. Some call! Well he decided to meet me at the station Friday. I persuaded him there was no necessity for coming up for me, I am going to stay with Leila but he wants me to have dinner with him at his house. (I can't just see it). Mickey was delightful but curse the luck he isn't going to the dance. Jack was worried to know if Harold Reeve was to come here Sunday eve.
Tuesday Feb 4, '13
School & lots of it. Registration of new students. Plenty of work in the study hall. In the afternoon Ella Coyle & I took a walk. She had a lot of errands to do. She was to get tickets for the evening and invited me to go with her and Joe. I gracefully accepted and must confess it was better than I expected. DeDoyn was very good although Joe complained all the time that the whole crowd was "mis-cast".
Wednesday. Feb 5, '13
School again. When I got home in the afternoon I just felt like cake and I made molasses muffins. Some fine beginning for Lent. Well Mayma came in and Ethel called up but I didn't go out. Just as I finished my job, Allan called up and invited me to the dance at the Club Tuesday. On Feb. 11. I was delighted because it was gotten up in a hurry and I didn't expect to be invited. Mayma was "awfully glad" he did. I told him I was making cake so he called for some on his way home. He was still talking when Ella Coyle came in for me to ride. Allan said he'd meet us down at church and then left. It never took me so long to get ready and we were terribly late. Rode Lida again. Gretta and Ella & I went down to church and we were only in a few minutes when Allan came in. We heard none of the service and came very near being killed in an attempt to get ashes. We lost Ella & Gretta. They decided to sit down and wait for the crowd to leave. Outside we waited for Mrs. Moore & we were nearly frozen. She was with Mrs. Stack and Mrs. Moore asked us to walk down with her. After that I walked up with Mrs. Moore & then Allan came down with me. Allan told me all about the jobs up in the county and Mayma's effort thru Uncle Tom.
Thursday, Feb 6, '13
After school I met Mom down in the station and we went to New York shopping. I bought a pair of gray gloves but that's about all. Thursday eve. I went in Butler's to play cards. We just got started when the telephone rang. It was Walter McGiel and Ceil told him to come right down. Well Mayma beat it and I fairly ran home, so I got to bed early.
Friday, Feb. 7, '13
The thought of school till 2:30 and not a thing really for me to take to Maplewood. At noon time I rushed around to Heideureich's and she manicured my nails and I got back to school 12:59. At 2:30 I rushed in Coyle's for the bag and Ella's coat. I started throwing things in that. Then I had to fix my slippers and mend the stockings, and iron the dress I was going to wear. In the midst of it all, I couldn't get in the bathroom. Mr. M. was painting it. Grandma heated her kitchen and I bathed up there. Mad went in to Mayma's for my gloves (Mayma very kindly cleaned them for me.) I met Harold down at the station at about 5:30 and we had just enough time to take things easy. I went up to his house for dinner and they treated me perfectly lovely. Sadie dressed before we got there so I could have the room. We dressed before dinner because it was rather late and we would have had to rush after. I wasn't a bit hungry going up on the train but I ate like a pig. Jack McDougall was on the train but he was in the smoker. He walked up from the station with us. I packed all my things and we stopped on the way to the dance and left them at Barker's. Leila had gone. I had a dandy time at the dance. A few [lemons] that Harold had to give dances to, but I had a fine time. Charlie Barker wasn't there, rather he wasn't dancing. He was bowling in the new room. Had two dances with Stan and sat out the "lesson" with him. Met Jimmie Carrington (fellow I met @ Olympic Park dance) but curses, I didn't have a dance. Met Hugh Jones Harold's great friend in the circular two-step. Had one dandy time. Stopped at Barker's. Harold, Stan & Jack Schwartzkopf (he's a peach). He stayed at Barker's too. After the boys left, we went upstairs and sat in our nightgowns talking till about 4 o'clock. Then we went to bed and talked some more. It seemed as if we talked all night.
Sat. Feb. 8, '13
We got up about 10:30 and loafed a bit and then went to Newark to Proctor's. On the way down we lost Leila's pocketbook and didn't discover it till we were on the car. We got off and rushed back and found it at the trolley station. We were so delighted we took the train. The show was rotten. After it we walked a little on Broad. So, shopped in Hahne's and had a soda in Huyler's. I called Mom and told her I was going to stay over. We got the same train home that I went up on. Jack was on the train and he walked up with us. By the way, we met Stan in the afternoon when we were waiting for the train. Well, in the evening Harold & Stan came down and Jack blew in too. He went upstairs & talked to Gen most of the time. We made coffee and were just having some when Mr. and Mrs. Barker came in. The boys left in a hurry, then. I was nearly twelve. Charlie & Campbell Dixon had gone to NY to meet Mickey. They went to the Harvard-Princeton hockey game at St Nicholas. They got in a few minutes after we went upstairs. We were very tired so didn't have very much to say. We went right to sleep.
Sunday Feb. 9. '13
Got up about 8:30. Mr. Barker & Stubs called us. Rushed to get dressed and pack my things. Had breakfast with the family except Gen. Just had time enough to play a few tunes and got my things leisurely. Charlie came down to the train with me. He wanted to come in Tuesday eve. But that's the night of the dance. Didn't see Mickey at all. I was rather disappointed but I couldn't help feeling that way. Got the 10:10 train and left my things home and went to quarter past eleven mass. Met Mary D on the way down. Jimmie came in a few minutes after & jumped in the seat with me. At about quarter to twelve, Allan crept up the aisle. They walked up after with me and Mayma was just coming out of the house. We talked a few minutes and I left them. It was dinnertime. Made arrangements to go for a walk with Mayma on the Boulevard. After dinner I nearly died with cold and pains in my back. And was fairly delighted when Addie came in to say Mayma had gone to Ridgewood with Erry[?] for a skate. I loafed all afternoon, made fudge an decided to go to bed early. Addie called me and asked me to go in for awhile. She was all alone & anxious to hear about the dance. I stayed there till nearly ten o'clock and when I got in, Mad was sick. A touch of the grippe and more of her nervousness. Well we had some excitement moving the cot for Mr. Meda. Dr. M. gave her some medicine & talk and we all went to bed.
Monday, Feb. 10, '13
Mad decided not to go to school. That didn't let me out however and I got there 10 min. late. Mad was lots better and the Doctor told her to get up. She didn't till she got damn good & ready (5:30P.M.) I spent the afternoon running errands & the evening helping Mad with Study Methods exams[?]. I went in Butler's for some papers and found Mayma getting ready to go to Lil's. Jim & Hal were to be there. She is taking the breath from me. Ed. Coyle asked her to the dance to-morrow.
Tuesday Feb. 11, '13
School and Mad went too. I'd have died if she hadn't after I racked my brain for hours helping her. Allan called me Sunday eve to tell me he wouldn't be able to call for me to-night till after 9. Got a note from him this afternoon telling me Ed. Coyle would call for me. I didn't like the idea very much but I went with Ed. He made out Allan's order and gave us a dance with Walter Settle. He gave Charlie Bayha an extra but fortunately they didn't work them in. I had a very lovely time.
Wed. Jan. 12, '13
Slept till 11 o'clock. Hung around the house till 3:30 when Mr. M & I decided to go for a walk. We walked all around the hill and down to West Side Park. Wasted the rest of the day.
Thurs. Feb. 13, '13
After school Mad & I went up skating. I took the trouble to put the skates on & then it wasn't worthwhile. Nothing to do in the evening.
Fri. Feb. 14, '13
School & had some awful time. Ethel was down in Miss Kelly's class and Edna Jensen in the office. Neither had anything to do and I was nearly crazy. Mary Delaney came around in the afternoon to go skating but there wasn't any. We talked for awhile. Then I went down for fish & came home to get supper. It was late at that after wasting a whole afternoon. Leila called up & wanted to know if I'd meet her in N.Y. Well, I had no money for lunch so I told her to come up and we'd go over after. Went to bed. 2 Valentines.
Sat. Feb 15, '13
Got up earlier than usual for a Saturday. Worked like mad till Leila came. Had lunch and I got ready for N.Y. We walked every store inside out. She was looking for a dress. She hadn't an idea for either goods or make. Of course, she didn't get anything. She bought Sheldon lace & silk to fix her blue evening dress. We met Jimmie on Sixth Avenue. He was looking for a "world almanac - bound". Marguerite Jack has announced her engagement Leila told me and we're waiting for Leonie's next. Leila missed her train and I wanted about 20 min in the station with her. She had a date with Harold in the evening and in any case I was afraid to ask her to stay. Mr. M & Mad would have had to move and I'm getting tired listening to the storms and lacings that I get. Supper all ready when I got in. Mad had a "hair in her throat" and I had to go out & do the marketing. When I came back I went right to bed.
Sun. Feb. 16, '13
Mass 11:15. Met Allan as usual. Came right in the house and helped till dinner time. Frankie M. here to dinner. Jim out walking with Lil after church. I'm afraid he's going back again. Made a cake after dinner & then had a row with the whole crowd. Mom & Mr. M went out & left me with Mad crying. She decided to go for a walk & I had no choice but to go. We walked up to Heffernan's and on the way back we met Mayma & went for another walk. Home for supper! Went in Butler's to play cards. Allan was there. The five of us played & then Allan & Mayma went for cream & Addie & I made chocolate sauce. He brought home 3 pts. from Millars and cake & candy. We were all sick. When we were going home, Ceil went in to play the piano, I called Allan. (very pointedly). I waited for a few minutes and finally decided to go. I could have kicked myself for giving way to them.
Monday Feb.17, '13
School and a walk in the afternoon. Nothing much happened.
Tuesday Feb. 18, '13
School. Washed my head in the afternoon. Sophyie & Mary came down but I didn't see them. Frankie Markey called up & asked us to the Hippodrome tomorrow. Went to bed early.
Wednesday Feb. 19, '13
School. - Walked up with Marieta and walked down to meet Mayma. I went to Ins. Comp for Granny & bought fish & [illegible] on way home. Hurried to dress after dinner. Frankie was at the house. We got over to the Hip rather late. The kid had no trouble whatever. Treated royally and had dandy seats. Mom & Mr. M were to theatre in Jersey City. We ate cake & got to bed about 12:45. The show was great.
Thursday Feb. 20, '13
School - Mag. B.W. was here when I got home. Had coffee with her in Granny's. Talked Hip. For an hour. Marieta A. came up to ask me to referee game. I was taking in clothes. Decided I would. Mayma called. Mom came in from N.Y. with a coat for Mary M. Mayma & I went out for a walk. Had supper in a rush & went down to Hexamers. Rode Silver Top & liked her very much in spite of balkiness. Came right home. Allan called up & asked me to save him some dances. He started with one raised it to two & then suggested three. He got away with two. I talked to him a few minutes & went right to bed.
Friday Feb. 21, '13
School. Exercised till 9:30 and spent the time in the office. After school I went a few errands & fixed up my room; then went to bed for a few hours. I had the black dress fitted a noon. I had supper, fixed my slippers & got dressed. I was dressed about a half an hour before Jim came. Had one wonderful time. Jim gave Allan two dances. We were sitting together at the table. Had a dance with Will Livingston & finished the circular with him. Getting Agnes' goat! Had lots of fun with him. Also had a dance with Al Pels and one with Charlie Carnioux & Bender. Lolita Z was there with Alice's friend Russ. He struck me as a lemon. Ed Coyle had Cagney & Ella was there with Allan. Surely had one peach of a time. Earl Cella also. He needs a call.
Sat. Feb. 22, '13
Washington's Birthday. Slept till eleven. Had combination lunch & breakfast & cleaned up kitchen & own room. Addie called me & suggested theatre. I begged the money from Granny & Mayma. Addie, Anna & I went over. We walked N.Y. inside out & couldn't get a ticket. We came home & went in Butler's to play cards. Ted & Ceil were in there and they decided it was tie to dress for N.Y. We played cards & sat around till 6. Had supper & hung around some more.
Sunday Feb. 23, '13
Mr. M's birthday. Mass 11:15. Met Allan & took a little walk after church. Arranged to have a little party in the eve. Dinner & Frankie came over. Allan called in afternoon to tell me he had to go in Butler's. He brought me a box of candy & was full of apology. I rather expected it so I didn't mind. Bought a magazine & prepared to spend afternoon. Mayma called & we went out for a walk. She invited me in for the evening. I graciously accepted. Had lots of fun with Carl & Frank & Ted & also Allan. Allan promised me a choc egg if he won it. Jim was going to call me up but he evidently forgot it. He wasn't to church and I heard he was sick. Suspicion he had a date with Lil. (Question - did he keep it?) He played cards up at the club with Allan & Gus & someone else in the afternoon and Gus kidded the life out of him about a pencil I threw at (Gus) him.
Monday Feb. 24, '13
Nearly died from want of sleep. All in. No time for breakfast. School & oh what a bore! Lunch & more school. Read a magazine all afternoon. Met Mom & went to N.Y. with her. She bought a hat in the Fashion where I got my brown brocaded velvet. It's a peach. Allan called at supper time on his way to the opening campaign dinner with the chocolate egg he won. It sure is a peach. He is one good-natured dear boy. No word from Jimmie. Tried to help Mad. as tired as I was but her sweet little temper asserted itself because I didn't work quickly enough! Read some more & then bed.
Tuesday Feb. 25, '13
School and in the afternoon took a walk with Mayma & Mad.
Wed. Feb-26, '13.
School. - No lunch really. The opening day of the hospital campaign fund. Gone to Mom's head. All the band called for her to go down. Went to Hackensack from school with Girls Basket Ball Team. Some reception! They forgot all about the game, and when things were finally settled, they lost. Score 15-5. Stackhouse played a dandy game but under girls' rules & they didn't know them Got home about 7:40 and left the house 5 minutes after with Frankie Markey. He was waiting for me with tickets for the "Bridal Path". The show was dandy but I was terribly tired and somewhat hungry. We had tea and toast when we got in.
Thurs. Feb . 27, '13.
I never worked so hard in my life. Four teachers absent and every one filed in to me. I had to take them to the auditorium and had over a hundred every period. It nearly killed me. In the afternoon, I read & ate candy and after supper went out begging for the hospital fund with Mom, but got nixe. Leila called and told me it would be all right for Sat. Bed and I sure was ready for it. Too tired to ride.
Fri. Feb. 28, '13
No school. I was all in. Ironed all morning. In the afternoon I followed Mom down to the Armory and after that went to N.Y. for tickets. Got them for Wm Collier in "Never Say Die". Went over all alone and paraded B'way. Some baby! Neither Jim nor Allan called me up. I feel horribly neglected. Went out collecting for Fund with Mary.
Sat. Mar. 1, '13
Got out of bed about 10:30to ans. phone, Jack Mc D. Worked for a while. Mother went down to luncheon. I stopped in armory on way to meet Leila. Mayma & Mad & Leila waited for me at tube. Saw Collier and was delighted with him. I think Leila was disappointed. Allan called me up just as I was leaving for N.Y. Went in stores with Leila and Mayma & Mad went on home. Had supper and waited for Mary D. Went in Butler's and [Eatore or Esther] was there. Frank Ker. Started out with me I met Mary at the gate and we were all up to 11th St together. We only got $1. Dead tired.
Sun. Mar.2, '13
Mass 11:30. Met Allan and he walked up with me. Dragged him to dairy to try & get cream. Couldn't get any. He was raging because he had to go to Bay Ridge with his cousins. The Butlers were going to Boehm's house in eve. Mayma came in for a while and Addie. We completed our arrangements for Mont. Al. dance Friday. Had Addie invite Bob Staats. Bob Noonan called her up and asked to come down. She made a date for him for next Sunday eve and he's to bring two other fellows. She asked me in. supper. Mayma called Heuncke and he couldn't go to the dance so she asked Ed. Coyle. Allan called me. He didn't go to Brooklyn. He wanted to come down. I expected Jack & Charlie but I told him to come anyhow. He did & brought me a box of P&J. Jack and Charlie arrived a few minutes after with a box of Huyler's. Allan didn't stay long. Frankie M. came and we had a little coffee party. The boys had to run for the last train.
Mon. Mar 3, '13
School and I was all in. Study in the auditorium. Out collecting for Fund in afternoon with Mag. Woodhouse & got nothing but sore legs. Supper and I went out with Mary D. We got $12 and when we got home, Jack McD & Harold Reeve and Curtis McCain had been here and went in Butlers. I followed them in, and then came back for Mary. We finished out the night in there, and some night. They made no attempt to leave till they were almost put out about 12. We walked around with Mary and I rushed them right off. Harold was like a raving maniac, Ceil seemed bored to death as usual and she throws a damper on me. I like C. McC. I'll try Liela's place, maybe!
Tuesday Mar. 4, '13
Inauguration Day and I celebrate by being dead tired. Worked to death in that dump. Home and into bed at 2.:40. Forced out at 5:30 by Mary & Sophie making arrangements for the dance. Jim called me up and I made a date with him for to-morrow eve. Bed.
Wednesday Mar 5, '13
No school in the morning. Tried to sleep but no use. Nothing doing here but that d d
hospital work. Went to school in the afternoon. Collected in afternoon. Jim called to break date. He had some business to attend to. Of course made no difference to me. About 3 min. after Harold, Jack & Curtis called and wanted to come over (from New York) I was dead tired but so mad that I said yes. Mayma had a date. Addie was sick. Ethel H. wasn't home and I had the three of them to myself. I'm quite sure they had as little to the good and my humor added to the pleasure of the eve. It was like a morgue. Just before they arrived Allan called me up and while we were talking Mayma butted in. Half joke, whole earnest she wanted to know why A. called me up. We rang off there. The boys left for a train earlier than they expected to get when they arrived at my suggestion. Wonder when they'd call again. Made a date with Jim for tomorrow eve.
Thursday. Mar. 6, '13
Tough time in school again and Mr. Sweeney didn't arrive. Went down to Armory after school. Stopped at school for Mary D. and we went on the uptown route and got nothing. Jimmie called in eve. and I did not feel one play for him. He is a peach but that's as far as it goes.
Friday, Mar 7, '13
School & still no Mr. Sweeney. I have had his classes for over a week. Did nothing all afternoon but play cards and read. Dressed for dance with less interest than I ever had going out. Missed Mayma on the way down and we nearly died. Nearly missed train leaving directions for her and she was calmly seated in one of the forward cars. Had to walk to Club and when we got there it was a little bit of a place. Very cute but - the dressing room was small & hot. The girls made out the orders and I did that before I took my coat off. Had to help Addie too. Hoboken crowd mostly exchanged dances. When the music started there was one grand laugh. Only a piano and then the Vienna Waltz in jig time. I thought I'd go mad after things warmed up a bit tho we had a fairly good time. I'm not sure that Jim enjoyed it very much. He said he sent flowers but they never arrived. I'd like one wallop at Hendberg. However now that it's over I'll forgive him if he sends me some for Easter. Addie & Bob Mayma & Ed. & Jim & I came in and made coffee after. We stopped in Keller's for rolls & cake & it sure tasted good. Bed about 3:45.
Sat. Mar 8, '13
Slept till 12:30. Had combination breakfast & lunch & went right out with Ethel, Mayma, & Mad. We didn't get a thing but a good freezing. Had a sundae & came home & played cards. Frankie M. came in. Ethel left early & then we one stepped a bit. Had supper & Mama had a little tantrum. She has gone out now but I'm to expect something when she returns. Allan came rather late. He got lost looking for Park & Tilfords for me. He was delightful as usual. Nothing happened from Mom.
Sunday, Mar. 9, '13
Mass 10:30. Took a walk after. Lil went to 11:45 and I have my suspicions Allan met her after. Darned if that crab doesn't keep her eye on me all the time. Loafed all Sunday afternoon. In the evening had a date in Butlers. The hill boys were down. Bob Noonan & two of his friends. Awful wrecks! Ed Coyle called Butler's and Mayma asked him down. Bob is rather nice, I enjoyed him but the others ugh!
Monday. Mar. 10, '13
School till 3:15 Visit to church & stopped in to see Mary D. Home, had tea and when Mary came around we started out to collect for hospital. Got $103.00. Some experience we nearly died. Rushed home got dressed and were down to Armory for closing. We had lots of fun. Mom turned in $251.60 and it raised her total to $1007.60. Some baby! They got 15 or 16 thousand mostly from women and Mom pledged the rest. They had dancing after and I had a very nice time. The floor was oiled and my shoes were wet. I nearly died from exhaustion. Alice did the one-step and everybody was talking about her. Ed. C. started it with Marge C. and his mother nearly killed him. Danced with Ed and had to stop. Losing my record. Breakdown on Washington St. line and we had to walk home.
Tuesday, Mar. 11, '13
Pushed my job off on H. Eugelke & worked in the office. Gee, it was great. Left about 2:45. Have not been introduced to Mr. Sweeney yet, I wouldn't rave about him. Took a walk down with Mabel & Ella and back with Mad. Then we walked up town a few times. Allan called me and wanted to come in on the way home Legal Aid. I consented readily. Charlie Barker was in town on business and wanted to come up for a while but I couldn't see putting Allan off. Allan came rather late and of course stayed on a short while.
Wednesday, Mar. 12, '13
School. Afternoon walked down to Crystals with Mom & Mad & ordered a suit. Bought the goods from him. A good looking blue serge. Did considerable shopping on First St.
Had to prepare all the things when we got home. Later dinner. Frankie over to dinner. Mom & Mr. M. went down to church. I washed dishes, played solitaire for a while & went to bed.
Thursday, Mar. 13, '13
School & it was rotten. Hung dining room curtains straightened my room. Dressed for riding. I was starved and just had a few mouthfuls down when Ella called, and I had to go. Rode Lida and I think I'll have her when we go out. Took a walk after with Ella. She has everything I ever knew beaten for questions.
Friday, Mar. 14, '13
School & when I came home I read the whole afternoon. In the evening I made a hat
(red) , and when I was finished I put it on & went down to Church. Saw Mary D. She asked me to take a walk down Washington St but I couldn't see. Home & played solitaire for about an hour and went to bed.
Sat. Mar. 15, '13
Got up about 10:30 Made griddle cakes for my breakfast and started in to clean. Left my room shining, cleaned the bathroom and then cleaned Mom's room. Allan called up about 10 o'clock. Talked for about 15 minutes & Mom kept talking about it all the time downstairs. Washing time, but she left the halls half finished & went into Coyles for 2 hrs. That's different! Told her I was going to confession. Have to get dressed & eat. Went to confession & stopped at hospital with team names. Went to Parparts with Mad & on way back met Allan on this block. He seemed to have a terrible grouch. He walked to the store and then home. He went up to meet Gus S. Mad went for cream and we went to bed.
Sun. Mar. 16, '13
Mass, 6 a.m. Home, had breakfast. Made bed. Prepared dinner and read till it was ready. Read some more after. Allan called up. All over his grouch. Wanted to come down in the evening. Of course I said yes. Too tired to go out & see parade. Lay down for a while but music & May Rivlon kept me up. Supper & dressed. Wore my white dress with Irish green for the occasion. Allan called about 9. He had Whitman's instead of P.& J. He doesn't like either. Sad state! He didn't leave till 11:30 & there was war. Uncle Ed I imagine started the fuse.
Monday, Mar. 17, '13
Every Jew & wop in school had green on. Worked hard. Met Mom in the station and went to N.Y. shopping & looking at hats. Felt very sick coming home in tubes. Had something to eat & went right to bed.
Tuesday, Mar. 18, '13
No school. In the afternoon, I went down to Crystal's for a fitting with Mom & Mad. Home & supper. Library with Mary D. in the evening. Took a walk and stopped in Millers. Bed.
Wednesday, Mar. 19, '13
No school. Helped all morning with work. Read all afternoon. Went to bed early.
Thursday, Mar 20, '13
No school - holidays Easter. Got up 12:30. Stayed around for a while and went back to bed. Got up at supper time. Ate something, dressed and visited Church & Fr. Hofscheneider[?], Allan called up & said he'd meet me at church but I didn't think then I'd go. I was talking to Mary & Sophie on 7th & Washington & he came along.
Friday, Mar. 21, '13
Bed till after 11. In afternoon Mom, Mad & I went to N.Y. I got a purple hat. Came home about 3 o'clock ate something and went down to Crystal's. The old Jew told me I couldn't have my suit. I was wild. Allan came down in the evening brought me some candy. Came to say good-bye. He went down to Atlantic City over Easter.
Saturday Mar. 22, '13
Church at 8. First time during Lent. I'm ashamed of myself. Mad & Mr. M. went out in morning. Mommie & I went in afternoon. Harold, Stan & Jack were in, in the eve. Mayma & Addie came in. I asked Jack to get me a masquerade suit & he said he thought Dot. Doty's would do. (Anything that will save me from buying one). Stan was delightful but not so Harold.
Sunday, Mar. 23, '13
Easter. Went to Paulist Church to Mass. 10 o'clock. Walked down Fifth Ave to Washington Sq. Then took a Fifth Ave bus up to 80th St. Came down in Madison Ave. Car over 23rd St ferry. Dinner. Went out late in afternoon for a little walk. Mayma & Addie came in the evening & we played cards.
Monday, Mar. 24, '13
Felt rotten. Didn't get up till 12:30. Moped around. Helped Mom get ready for tea.
Took a walk with Mayma & Ethel & Mad. Read all evening.
Tuesday Mar. 25, '13
School & how I dreaded it. Got my check in the afternoon. Met Mom to go to New York and of course welcomed it. Bought shoes (tan) and black pumps & a pair of good-looking gloves in Centemeri's. Rested in the eve. After I came back from Library.
Wednesday Mar. 26, '13
School - rained all afternoon. Rode with Greta in eve. (Fox) and tried stride. Really liked it. Allan was to meet me down there but as usual was late. I missed him. He called up & later came up. He did not enjoy his Easter trip. Kitty is engaged to be married (?).
Thursday Mar. 27, '13
One session. Jack Moore came home to lunch with me. Mom was in the midst of cleaning & of course was wild. Harold called up & said the performance was all off. I'd like to know particulars. Lunch like a row. Cleared up in afternoon. Went out for a walk.
Friday Mar. 28, '13
School - went down to Crystal's for my suit. It had to be fixed so he said he'd send it up. Read all evening.
Saturday Mar. 29, '13
Worked all morning. Crystal sent the suit. It looks all right. Took a walk on the Avenue with Ella Coyle. Saw Jim in Hal's machine. The dance [Com.] over for costumes. Met many people. I thought Allan would call up but he disappointed me. In the eve. Went down to Library & brought the hos. [sour] up to R. Vezzetti.
Sunday Mar. 30, '13
Mass. 11:15. Met Allan. He walked up with me & told me he'd be down in the eve. Went around to invite Mary D. to Mom's party & met A. He went around with me & on our way back Mayma was on the stoop. I have never received such a freeze out I can truthfully say, & I am wondering yet what the cause may be, Allan couldn't quite understand altho' he said he got the same reception in the morning. Ethel called up & told me the Studio Dance is all off. Allan didn't know anything about it.
Monday Mar. 31, '13
School & report of Studio Dance being off confirmed. Shopping tour for the party. Allan called up in the eve. To tell me the dance was off. Spent the eve. shelling nuts and pitting dates.
Tuesday Apr. 1, '13
Rush home from school. Set table and dress it, make salad & all other preparations. Mabel & Ella came in and they with Mad. served the things in kitchen but I had to do all the waiting at table. Mary D. stayed until nearly 9 and I had a date with Harold Reeve. He despises Mary & I can't blame him. Ella C. came in later. Harold told our fortunes and he was really quite delightful. I called Allan & asked him to the Montclair Senior Dance, Friday eve.
Wednesday Apr. 2, '13
School - walked in afternoon with Ella & Mabel. Went down to library in eve. And had earlier decided not to go to dance.
Thursday Apr. 3, '13
School & walked in afternoon. Allan called to find out time of dance & I told him I had decided not to go. Read Thursday eve. played cards with Mad.
Friday Apr. 4, '13
School - met Mad & Mom on way home. Started to walk with them - met Sadie O'Brien & Douglas - walked up with them & I decided to leave. Came home & washed my head. Read till after ten o'clock when Mad & Mom put the light out & left me in the dark.
Saturday Apr. 5, '13
Slept till 10:30 and loafed & read the rest of the day. Went down to library in the eve. and took a little walk.
Sunday Apr. 6, '13
Mass. 11:15. Dinner. Loafed all afternoon till 5 o'clock when Mad dragged me out for a walk. Supper. Met Mayma & she is still frosty. Allan came down in eve. He thoroughly enjoyed himself talking Commission Gov't.
Monday Apr. 7, '13
Richmond asked me to go over to the 7th [ ] - told him I'd think about it. School - in the afternoon I read & fussed around the house. Went up to the Gayety in the eve. The Columbia B.B.[basketball] Team party and dance at the club after. There seems to be a great amount of feeling up the club & things were not quite as sociable as usual. Mayma wasn't there. I suppose her coolness will be worse than ever now on account of Allan taking me. Gus S. came up to the table with us and you'd imagine Frank B & Carl C. were at a funeral. At first I thought it was at me. Allan was grumpy - things hadn't run very smoothly all day. Decided not to go with Richmond.
Tuesday Apr. 8, '13
School - went to bed almost as soon as I got home and slept till 7:45. Allan called to see
how I felt.

Wednesday Apr. 9, '13
School - loafed all afternoon again. Frankie M. came over to dinner & asked me to to up to Winter Garden.; Always game. I saw the Hon. Galey. She is horrible. The rest of the show is fine. Allan called.
Thursday Apr. 10, '13
School - loafed all afternoon. Read all eve. - No sign of friendliness from Mayma. I'd love to know what's the matter. Tel. rang. It was Allan. In course of conversation I found he hadn't called me. He said that I called him. I think I froze right up. He was going to call some other no. and central connected us. I haven't recovered from the shock yet.
Friday Apr. 11, '13
Mom sick in bed. I went to school. Harold R. wanted to come in the eve. Decided I'd be finished my work then so I let him. He was in delightful mood. Wanted to make a date for Sunday eve. for himself & Mickey. I couldn't see letting them come every time they want to, so I told him I had a date. Asked me to break but nothing doing in that line. He asked me to a dance at Olympic Park May 9. Dee-lighted.
Saturday Apr. 12, '13
Worked all day. Mom is no better. She is suffering terribly. Harold called to see how Mom was & incidentally to ask me to break the date. Allan hasn't called me and I won't see him at church in the morning, I have to go to early mass & get the dinner. I guess the crowd are getting to him. Jim has joined forces with Alice. Lil is wild - "Suck it" etc. "I should worry" and a lot of others. Carl Cella was coming down, I wonder if he'll dare it. We were supposed to go riding to-day but it's raining. I couldn't have gone anyway so what's the difference. Maybe to-morrow. Went down to library in eve. and on way home met Ed. C. He was going up to see Franklyn. I went around for cream & on way home, Allan ran down 7th St after me. He came in for a few minutes. Bed -strenuous day.
Sunday Apr. 13, '13
Mass 10:30. Lots of work and worry getting things straightened & the dinner. Rained all day so no riding. Read all afternoon. Allan never called and I was getting suspicious but he ran in for a few minutes. He was on his way to Ford's to a party (he had to go). He stayed till after 9 and then I read for a while.
Monday Apr. 14, '13
Stayed home from school in morning to cook but decided to go in afternoon. Telephone worked overtime in eve. inquiring for Mom. Carl Cella called up & wanted to come down. I couldn't see letting him come just when he wanted to so I made it to-morrow. Allan called from the hill. He was up to a dinner & just coming down. I told him to stop. Got down in less than a half an hour and brought some candy too. He's a big kid
Tuesday Apr. 15, '13
Election for Commission Gov't - no returns yet. School all day. Felt rotten. Read all afternoon & it poured rain. Carl Cella came down. Little argument on C.G. - not very enthusiastic. I could cheerfully kill Carl. He's a pest. I don't wonder the fellows hate him. Had a deuce of a time getting supper to-night. Mom didn't feel so good to-night. She hasn't been up yet. It sure is a job this keeping house.
Wednesday Apr, 16, '13
School - Work at noon and in afternoon L. Hanley's wedding. Mabel C. wanted us to go up with her but nothing doing. Went to Monastery with Mad & we walked home. Fixed dinner for the Duke. Frankie came over but no theatre tickets (for me).
Thursday Apr. 17, '13
Same amount of work and school and I am getting sick of it Worked all afternoon. Just finished dishes when Mrs. Heffernan and Ethel arrived & Mary D soon after. They stayed until 10:30 & then I was glad to go to bed.
Friday, Apr. 18, '13
School - In afternoon - ironing - Eats and it was some meal. Just got finished when Charlie Bayha called up & asked me to the D of I Euchre[?]. Some party! However I had nothing to do so I decided to go. Won a prize & so did Charlie (Chinaware). Couldn't bring myself to wait for the dance. He never mentioned music & really wasn't so bad.
Saturday, Apr. 19, '13
Borrowed Layt's vacuum cleaner & wasted half the morning. Then had to start in and clean regularly. Finished everything about 3 o'clock. Then got all dressed and did my marketing. Got home at 7 to start dinner. Fortunately Granny gave Mr. M his & Mad & I ducked. Cleaned up & dressed. Harold & Mickey came in Eve. They heard I was in awful humor., probably because I was tired. Ella C. was in and she is anything but entertaining. Harold asked me to a dance May 9 at Olympic Park. Things were rather frosty for that crowd. The left for the 11:40 train. Mad fixed cream & cake for us. That finishes me with invited entertainers.
Sunday, Apr. 20, '13
Mass 7:30. Rushed home, had breakfast & dressed for riding, Ceil's skirt, Ethel's coat, Mad's hat. Got down to Hexamer's about 9:45. On our way up Hudson St at 10:05. Had a wonderful ride (Lida). I never want to ride in the ring again. Got home about 1:15 starved. Ate. Took off my things. Helped with work and read all afternoon. Allan called and asked me to the dance Friday eve. I had intended to go to Jules of Hoffernan's[?] with Etta, but I called that off. Allan couldn't understand it but he took a "wild guess" that "it was with a fellow." (Safe). He came down in the eve. Ted Henry was out from Philly for the day. No sign of life from Mayma. Mom was downstairs all day. She had to get the dinner.
Monday, Apr. 21, '13
School - In afternoon hung around with a toothache till about 5:15 when I called Ella C and we went down to Dr. Sharpless [?] - Mom got nervous and called me up while I was there. Just got home when Carl C. called me up and asked me to the dance Friday eve. I just hung up the receiver when it rang again and Charlie Bayha called & asked me. When I said I was going he asked me if I was busy for the eve. and I said "yes". Then he said he was going to ask me to go up to the Orpheum (Vaudeville). I was sorry that I told him I was busy, but I couldn't see him for a whole eve.[spieling] music. Took a walk with Mad and met Jimmie. He heard I was ill & hoped I was better. He had been inquiring two or three times. I thanked him for his thoughtfulness. Bought cream & on our way home bunked into Allan. He was going down Washington St. with some man. Mom was subpoenaed to appear in Court this morning as a witness in a case against Mr. Coyle [hip Dennis McDonghlin[?]. She can't go and Coyles are delighted. They blame Allan because the lawyers are Edward & Smith, and incidentally they think I'm responsible I guess. I don't know what I could have told Allan & he didn't mention anything to me. Bed at 10. Some day! Went around in eve. to tell Ella. I couldn't go Friday eve. She read about the dance & thought I had forgotten all about it. But I am going Wed. eve to see Madame Butterfly.
Tuesday Apr. 22, '13
School - In afternoon went to dentist - he disappointed me & I went up to Schorty's with Sadie S. & Edna J. & Ida D. Home - walked up to Ethels with her mackinaw. Loafed. Read for a while. Went to bed a little after 9.
Wednesday Apr. 23, '13
School - loafed all afternoon. Saw Madame Butterfly in eve. It was perfectly wonderful. The music very light & pretty but nothing that you can carry. Had been to dentist in afternoon & he put arsenic in my tooth. Everything I eat tastes of it. No supper so I had cream & chocolate on way home.
Thursday Apr. 24, '13
Terribly late for school.
Friday Apr. 25, '13
Sat. Apr. 26, '13
Worked in morning. In afternoon went to New York with Ella Coyle. Walked Fifth Ave.
Saw Ed. Sally in Knickerbocker. Harold Reeve was in in the evening. Silly as ever. Wanted to come in again before the dance but I couldn't see it.
Sunday Apr. 27, '13
Mass 10:30. Home and got dinner ready. Mom went to N.Y. with Mr. M. Allan called up and said he was going for a walk and would stop in. Mad went to ball game in J.C. with Mr. M & Mom went up to visit Miss Tuttle.. Miss Rivwen [?]called. It rained so hard she had to sit down & wait!!! Gave Allan my umbrella.

Mon. Apr. 28, '13
School and raining. Stopped long enough for me to go without an umbrella (No borrowing) & come home with Miss Leinkauf. Read all afternoon etc.
Tues. Apr. 29, '13
School & a walk in afternoon with Mad or rather a stroll. Eats and more reading. Mr. M. went to Balt.
Wed. Apr. 30, '13
School - went out for a walk all alone. Started up Boulevard & me Miss Roahe [?] in her car. She took me for a ride all around Boulevard and down home. Some car. Eats. Heard Carmen in eve. It was wonderful. One of the prettiest I have seen.
Thurs. May 1, '13
School - went for a walk in afternoon with Mabel & Ella. Spent aft. examining babies. Grace Barrett ? Marshall - O'Brien etc. Met everybody. Eats. Went down to Library with Mommie. Met Allan he had called for his cane and brought back my umbrella. Tried 2 or 3 times to get the house and couldn't. Going over to Shanley's with his cousin John. Read for a while. Bed.
Fri. May 2, '13
School - ironed in the afternoon & read. Allan called up & asked me out to-morrow. I'm going riding but said I'd go in the eve. Dinner & Theatre. He just rang off when Joe Lannigan called. First time in about 6 mos. Asked me out so I made it Tues. eve. To see most anything. Some rush! Walked up to get Miss Gonzales' skirt and she wasn't home. Talking to Carl Cella for a few minutes.
Sat. May 3, '13
Miss Gonzales sent the skirt down in the morning. Cleaned the halls. Had a dandy ride Eight men in the party and they were very nice. Stopped in Fairview Heights and a dandy ride home. I had indigestion & terrible pains in my side. Rushed home & dressed. Allan had to wait for me. We saw the Sunshine Girl & were not very much impressed. Went to Shandley's after. - saw Will Hanley. Got home about 2. One dandy day.
Sunday, May 4, '13
Granny's birthday. Mass 10:30 - Mother insisted. Allan went to 11:45. I walked up the Boulevard with Charlie Bayha. Loafed & tried to sleep in the afternoon but Granny's party arrived & kept me up. Allan came down in the evening. He didn't feel very well.
Monday May 4, '13
School - Loafed all day. Read in evening.
Tuesday May 5, '13
School - Took a sleep in afternoon. Went to theatre with Joe Lannigan. Saw Sunshine Girl & was terribly disappointed. He had seen it before but thought that I'd like it. Went to Murray's after. It was very dead.
Wed. May 7, '13
School -
Thurs. May 8, '13
School - Spent day in Coyle's. Walked in afternoon.
Fri. May 9, '13
School. Rushed home bathed, packed my case and dressed for Maplewood. Met Harold & he was in delightful humor. Went to Reeve's and dressed before dinner. Fred had a girl from Hackensack out (Louise). Had dinner & proceeded to the dance. Had a very good order. Leila was with a peach of a kid from E.O. Danced beautifully. Spent the night with Wilmena or rather that morning. Harold & Curtis came in and Wilmena made coffee. They left after four and it was half-past five when we got to sleep. Bakers have the cutest house.
Sat. May 10, '13
Fred brought my suit case down & couldn't get in, so he left it out on the porch. I went out for it in a kimona [kimono]. Just got in when Curtis McCain arrived. I unlocked the door and he waited for me to get up, before he came in. He sang and played while we got dressed and Wilmena got breakfast. We were wondering what happened to Harold & he called up. He had been to N.Y. and got back in time to have breakfast with us. We walked down to the store and as soon as we got back we had luncheon. Helped Mrs. B and then we danced awhile and went up to Reeve's to play golf. We didn't get back till 7:30 and Leila ha called up twice. I had promised to meet her at the ball game, but we thought was too cold to go. By the time we had supper and danced a while it was nearly 10 o'clock and Leila thought I had done it intentionally. She went to bed. You couldn't blame her. Charlie let me in. Mr. & Mrs. B. were out. I woke Leila and we talked some more - till about 1 or 2 o'clock.
Sunday, May 11, '13
Persuaded Leila to go down to South Orange to church with me and the whole sermon was a denunciation of Protestants. I was mortified and she was wild. She is so cynical anyhow it's a shame. We got back in time for dinner and afterward we took a walk with Harold, Mick & Stan. Terribly late getting back and I decided to stay. Camp reunion in eve. but everyone was tired and grumpy. Mick read Life. Stan entertained Mr. B. Harold had a puzzle. Leila stretched and I played for Jack & Charlie. They all left early. Leila and I talked some more but not very late.
Monday, May 12, '13
Got up at 7. Breakfast and Harold called for me. We got the 7:51 train. He came up to school with me. Met Allan and he was very much peeved. Dreamed through the morning and Mom was wild when I got in. Uncle very sick too. Changed my waist and back to school. Played tennis in afternoon with Ella C. May Rosencranz came down & saw us. Read all evening.
Tuesday, May 13, '13
All I could do to get to school. Wrote five letters down there. Mr. B. was away. Played tennis again in afternoon. (Allan called up and I made a date for him to come down tomorrow after the missions). Played with Mrs. Wyeth, Mrs. Walthour & Mae Rosencranz. Great practice. Had a date with Addie Butler. She told me all about Mayma and her peevishness. All on account of Allan. We went in Schorte's and on the way out, met Allan, so there was no agreement. Allan was horribly peeved that I didn't let him know I was going to Maplewood and I had a date to walk with him too. Talked my head off and said I didn't like the idea of calling him up - didn't think it satisfied him.
Wednesday, May 14, '13
School, played tennis with Ella. Mae Rosencranz and a Mr. Bailey came down to play. The played a set after ours and then we played all together. Allan came down after the mission. He had known what was the matter with Mayma all along. Mrs. B. told his mother etc. He was in fine humor. Had a grand laugh over it.
Thursday, May 15, '13
School - washed my head in afternoon Went to library in eve with Mary.
Friday, May 16, '13
School - loafed all afternoon. Hadn't started to dress when Etta called - told her to go on. Irene G. called later and still we weren't ready. Heard "Martha". It was one of the best. Dead tired.
Saturday, May 17, '13
Felt awful. Got out of bed at 3:30and hung around all day. To bed again about 9:30. One wild day.
Sunday, May 18, '13
Mass 10:30 Met Allan after and we walked up the Boulevard. Bought candy and rode home. Loafed all afternoon. He came down in eve.
Monday, May 19, '13
School - in afternoon stayed for the exhibit in H.S. No. 6 [cand]. Very funny. Waited for lecture. It was good. Eve. - blank.
Tuesday, May 20, '13
School -
Wednesday, May 21, '13
School -
Thursday, May 22, '13
School -
Friday, May 23, '13
No School in morning - Felt awful. Went in afternoon. Mayma had my class. Dance in eve. I wore the old green dress. Poured rain. Allan came down late - all wet. Telephoned for machine - got to club about 10. All stag dances. Allan enjoyed it. Mayma wasn't there - nor Alice nor Lil, nor Ella C. (Freutau). Had an awfully good time. Leo B. & Ed C. skipped one over on the "hillers".
Saturday, May 24, '13
Slept till one - dead tired. Loafed all afternoon. In eve. went down to library with Mary D.
Sunday, May 25, '13
Mass 10:30. Left Ethel and Agnes at gate and then promptly called for Mayma. Stayed in and fussed with camera. Allan called up at dinner time. He had been up to Lawrence's to Mass and walked up Boulevard after. Took a walk on JC Boulevard in afternoon with him. He came down in eve. with music Sat on porch for a while and he got an awful cold.
Monday, May 26, '13
School - in afternoon stayed for The Exhibit in H.S. No. 6 game. Eve. blank.
Tuesday, May 27, '13
School - supposed to keep a class in but M. D was down in afternoon and I excused them at 2:50. Eve. - blank.
Wednesday, May 28, '13
School - checks. $48. Met Mom in the afternoon and went shopping. Bought linen etc but no better off than before. Poured rain. Met Al Pels in car coming home. Eve -
Thursday, May 29, '13
School all day. No exercises. In afternoon went to N.Y. with Ella Coyle. Shopped some then walked B'way. Met Frank B. & Arthur Morris. Left them at the McAlpin. Walked some more. Visited all candy stores. Home. Joe Lannigan called up. Allan met him and told him all about the Sunshine Girl. He was wild. I thought Allan had gone to Atlanic. I hadn't heard from him and I was in awful humor. Told Joe to come up. Went in for Ella Coyle - couldn't see him alone. Father Toohey was there and was in time for a blessing. They couldn't come in. I helped Ed get out and rushed in to get dressed. Joe arrived with 2 lbs of P & [Q] - sort of redeemed himself. Insisted that I suggest some new show to see - (a week from Tuesday (10) Our Little Friend). The girls came in for a few minutes but they wouldn't stay. I was reading - Sixty First Second and he said he'd look up another book of Johnson's for me. Left early.
Friday, May 30, '13
Decoration Day. Slept till 9. Got up and made beds and ate. Dressed and went out to parade. Home to bed for afternoon. Allan called up at lunch time - hadn't gone to Atlantic at all. Asked me to go down to Island. I said "Yes". He said "I'll call you up again later - we'll go at 7" O.K. I read all afternoon in bed and ate Joe's candy. Allan didn't call so I didn't bother getting dressed. He called at 7 and waited till 8. Then I sent him home for his overcoat and finally we got the last boat to the Island. He hadn't had any supper so we ate and roamed around on S.R. and into Stanch's and came on out of [motor] busses He spent afternoon in Butler's and he didn't want to use their phone.
Saturday, May 31, '13
Got up at 11. Cleaned up second floor. Mom in a rage. Washed breakfast things and loafed. Received a book by mail from Joe. Went to New York with Mom and walked our feet off for dresses. Nothing doing. Then went down to library with Mary D.
Sunday, June 1, '13
Walked up with Allan. Started up Boulevard but it was so warm we went in Schorte's and down home. He stayed a while and then I played ball with Frankie. Loafed all afternoon. He came down in eve.
Monday, June 2, '13
Tuesday, June 3, '13
School. Uncle and Mr. M. left for Atlantic City. Forgot to say good-bye. Met Mom & went to N.Y. Mrs. Morey with her. We went to Sak's and I got a tan dress. Rushed home to get supper and Frankie didn't come home.
Wednesday, June 4, '13
School. Home Awfully tired. Resting. Harold Reeve called me and asked me to meet him and go to dinner. I hesitated and finally gave in. Met him down at Lackawanna. Enjoyed it very much for I felt rotten. We walked up home and sat around out back porch and finally he went around and got some cream. Made a date with him to meet me the 14th after theatre.
Thursday, June 5, '13
School. - Telegram from men inviting us to Atlantic City and we decided to go tomorrow Mad insisted on a new coat and I met her after school & we got one, Nell Rose Chinchilla. Mom was visiting Miss Kelly with Mrs. Morey. Everyone liked the coat. I went in Coyle's & borrowed Ella's coat and bag. Allan called up early in week and asked me to a party in United Aid room. I accepted but believe me I didn't feel like it when the time came. Mom was in Jersey City to theatre. We went to the party and it was awful. We left early and I wouldn't go to New York so we got some cream and candy & came home. Mom came in just as we were serving it. Allan went home soon after.
Friday, June 6, '13
School - Rushed home at noon, packed bag, lunched & dressed. Back to school. Got off early and met Mad and Mom over at the station for 3:04 train. Got to Atlantic City and surprised men. Had dinner and took a ride in rolling chairs. Then we walked a little and I was glad to get to bed.
Saturday, June 7, '13
Got up early, had breakfast and walked. Started off with Mad, but she walked so slow and I was cold so I went off alone down to exhibit. Came back and met them at Heinz Pier. We went out and listened to lectures. Mom and I left crowd and we took a roll in the chairs. Mr. M. went off in a sweet little rage because we left him. Lunch and I went to bed. The others went down to Young's Pier. Dressed in eve. in my black dress and thought that I'd dance down at the Pier but my usual luck it poured rain and we decorated the porch for the eve. Went to bed early.
Sunday, June 8, '13
Got up early, went to Mass at 9. Got a telegram from Allan. We strolled on boardwalk after church up to Chelsea Hotel and then crossed over to Atlantic Ave. and took trolley down to Inlet. I was nearly frozen. We rode back and I stopped in for my proofs. They were awful but I decided to have one finished. Mom had hers taken, too. We had dinner and rolled in the chairs all afternoon Then we stopped in the Hygiea pool and watched them swimming. Back to St. Charles and washed up a bit and packed our bags. Mad decided to stay. As we were waiting for bus, a girl came and spoke to me. I had noticed her around and with the Olcott boys that we met at Milford. Her name was Bullare[?] and I was sorry I was leaving. Another fellow with them was Lutz a brother of Mayma's friend. The girl was staying with Alice there. Funny! We had to rush for the train and missed the porter with our bags and we started without them. Mr. M. checked them thru next day. Got in to N. Philly at 10:05 and were so delighted we didn't have to wait for a train. Better we had first the one we caught was the "Rickeltown Special". Stopped at every barn. Mom slept all the way and I had a grand time. Getting off at Manhattan Transfer I met Bob Miles and Jack Carey. They were coming from Princeton Reunion Day. We had to wait for trains and didn't get home till 2.
Monday, June 9, '13
O, that tired feeling. School and I was nearly dead. Classes in auditorium. I went up to see Mrs. Stiles and stretched for a while. Allan was down in school in afternoon. To New York in eve for bags. Allan came down and he was in splendid humour. I had lots to tell him about his friend Mrs. Lettrick, and put my foot in it.
Tuesday, June 10, '13
School - Miss Gonzalez was home with grippe. I was supposed to be in office but Kavanaugh had to leave so I took his place. In office in afternoon. Mrs. Kohler had study hall. Met Mom in dentist and we went to N.Y.for Mad's bracelet. I felt rotten. Saw "All Aboard" with Joe L. - Martin after. It was a peach and he better than usual.

Wednesday, June 11, '13
Miss Gonzales still away & I worked pretty hard. Home in afternoon - helped with trimming for Granny's waist. Bed early. Allan called up and suggested meeting me in N.Y. Sat. after theatre but I promised Harold Reeve and I didn't dare break it again. He said he was going out to Country Club with Dr. Sharpless Sunday and right away I said I had to go to Baccalaureate sermon. He offered to come over to meet us & I was delighted - Mad's birthday.
Thursday, June 12, '13
School - Miss Gonzales back. We had nothing to do. The tests had started. Mr. Brandt told us to stay till half past twelve and we needn't come back. Just my speed. I ironed, trimmed my hat. Met Mom & went over to see Mrs. Morey. Her clothes are endless. Jack's ring is a beauty. She got a La Valliere at the same time. Such wealth and they don't know what to do with it. Supper for Mom & me. I watered the yard. My pictures came and they are awful. Allan called up to find out where the Church is etc. Bed early.
Friday, June 13, '13
School till 2:30
Saturday, June 14, '13
Got up at 12:30 and so broke an appointment with Dr. Sharpless. Combination breakfast and lunch. Dressed for theatre. Grace Hurley called for me - late as usual. Saw "Peg of my Heart" and it was one of the cutest plays I have ever seen. Met Harold Reeve after. We went to the McAlpin for tea and I was wild that he didn't suggest something for the evening so I conveniently said I had a date for eve. He was wild. Had a little to eat tho' I wasn't hungry and went down to church with Mabel Coyle. Walked up to Parparts' etc. with Mabel & Ella. Stopped in Millers & Ed came in - [blue] us and carried my truck. Mom and Mrs. C. had gone to movies. Ed kept me company for a while and I had to stay up till they came home. Bed 11:30,
Sunday, June 15, '13
Mass 10:30. Home and then over to Morey's with Jack's gift. Met Allan and he came over with me - He had business in Jersey. Came home with him. Hung around all afternoon and had a wild eve. At the Manhattan Baccalaureate Sermon. It was a little out of the ordinary. Allan met us and Mr. & Mrs. Morey said that they never saw such a handsome man. Stopped at Duke's House on way home. We had no supper and it was a life saver.
Monday, June 16, '13
School - out with Ella C. for a little while. Had a hurry message to go down with Mrs M's insurance. Met Mom on Mrs. May's porch on way home. Sat there for a while. Harold Reeve came to dinner and he insisted on washing dishes (a' la campe). Mom went to see Mrs. Danberg [?]. Stan called up and wanted to come up. Of course I told him to come and I couldn't help paying more attention to him than Harold, he's so much more interesting. I think Harold was peeved. Mom got home at 1:30. She had a fine party.
Tuesday, June 17, '13
School and went up to tennis courts in afternoon with Ella Coyle. Got home after six. The tribe was home from Atlantic City and Mom was wild that I didn't have time to dress up. I was sick as a dog but I went to the Commencement and nearly died, nothing to eat all day. Met Miss Henry and she's a pill. Jack had a front seat again. Thought I'd never get home. Met cousin Ed Moriarty - he's some boy.
Wednesday, June 18, '13
School - worked all day, ripped the lavender dress. Ella came over. Allan was to come down but he was very late and I was wild. He called up and said he was detained. I was furious but he told me it was a secret in the Consular Service. Made a bet that he'd patch up the quarrel between Mayma and me.
Thursday, June 19, '13
School - off at 12. Finished ripping the dress. Mom and Mr. M were out. I had to get supper. Went up in the eve with Miss Gonzales riding habit. Walked down to Schorte's and home to bed at 10:30.
Friday, June 20, '13
School till 3:30. Worked very hard. Allan called up and asked me to "Chinese Honeymoon." I was very anxious to go. Jack Mac Dougall called and I made a date with him for Tuesday eve. No word from Harold. Mabel C. was out with Charlie Egan last night. By the way, my J.C. summer job looks pretty good. Academy Commencement. Met Sr. Helen and walked up with her, went to Schorte's - caught in a peach of a storm - brought Mary D. and Ella McC. Home - they had to stay for supper and that with the rain kept Mom from going. The show was great. Mayma wasn't in it Fri. Lucy Eidler [or Endler] was the worst of the whole crowd. Alice danced wonderfully - she looked like a picture too, a nervous smile but it lit up her whole face - she was a dream. Harry Unkles[?] dances wonderfully at all times. Jack MacDougall called up and I made a date with him for Tuesday eve.
Saturday, June 21, '13
Slept late.
Sunday, June 22, '13
Mass. 10:30 - met Allan but I had a date with Ella Coyle to walk up to the Tennis Courts and she made it very plain that she didn't want the Judge; so he took the hint and left. By the time we got up there, they had stopped playing. We had a soda and home to dinner. In the afternoon Ella & I went over to see Dottie Heath. She likes it very much but is blue and lonesome. Her family are treating her raw. Got home about 8:10 and Allan called up (he knew I was going and he came down a few minutes after). Left Dillon at the gate. Nerve right there.
Monday, June 23, '13
School and worked in the office Mr. Tim Hanley[?] found dead. Tough for Grace supposed to graduate Wed. Hung around all afternoon and evening. Mom shopping with Mrs. Morey.
Tuesday, June 24, '13
School - In the afternoon I went over to Jersey City with Jack's bag. He was home and we had a "jolly afternoon". Met Mrs. Moore on the way over and she told Allan. He called up and said he saw me but specifically to tell me he won his case against the Erie. Went up to Hanley's but found I couldn't do anything. Jack Macdougall came in and we wasn't half bad. Harold went up to Hanley's about 11 o'clock and brought Grace down. Ruth C., Gene Aesch. & Joe Pelus were there, so they had to come too. We had coffee and the boy got some awful rolls. Jack had to run for the 12:15 train.
Wednesday, June 25, '13
School and we worked. Mom was to see Peg o'my Heart. She must have enjoyed it because she was in one rare rage when she come home.
Thursday, June 26, '13
School and thru a mistake in Connors register we worked till 6:10. I was never so exhausted. No lunch either. Fell into bed but mother's rage had not subsided and she got me so nervous I had to get up. Met Mabel, Ella & Greta Keresey and we went up to the Airdrome. It was fine. Many familiar faces etc. Allan called to invite me to dance.
Friday, June 27, '13
Worked in school till 1:30 straight. Allan had called up twice again to invite me to the dance and when he couldn't get me he thought he wouldn't bother to come down. Went to ball game in the afternoon with Mr. M. Jersey City vs. Montreux [? - Montclair?], rotten game. Hung around all evening with Mom. Uncle sick again. - very bad - may have to be operated.
Saturday, June 28, '13
Bed till all hours - felt rotten. Puttered around all day. Busy but not doing anything. Dressed and went errands. Supper and more loafing. Allan didn't call up nor did Harold. Walked down to Glasers with Addie Butler. They are going to the Gap on Wed. and the Coyles are going Monday. I guess I'll stay home as usual for the fourth. Hung around in eve.
Sunday, June 29, '13
Mass 8:30. Home and helped a bit. Allan passed after church but didn't stop. He went in B's. Hung around all day - felt rotten. In the eve. Walked up to Dr. Farr's and out with Mable Coyle with a few leaflets. Came back (blistered heels) and Allan was on B's stoop with Gus Sr and Ethel & Agnes etc. They were having a wild time judging from the laughter. The doctor told me he'd be down early to operate on Uncle and besides hearing this etc. Granny went under. We have some hospital. Had to wash towels for morning.
Monday, June 30, '13
Got up feeling rotten - and all there was to be done for operation. Mag. W. came around. Mrs. C. came and such excitement with Granny in Mom's bed. They worked on Uncle an hour and a half. We were nearly crazy. Mr. M. helped and Dr. Chile's was the assistant. I was all in and Mad worked like a Trojan. Work all day. Allan called me up during the operation and we were trying to agree about Friday but nothing doing. Finally we agreed that he'd come down in eve. And we had it all out i.e. we agreed to disagree. I'm right you're wrong.
Tuesday, July 1, '13
Got up with the greater part of my "malaria" knocked out of me. Mad in bed with tonsillitis (3 beds). Of course we had to wash every day. Mag came around "to see how Uncle was" on her way to Kate's. She couldn't do anything. We had some day. Jack MacDougall came in the eve. and I dragged him up to the movies. It was a relief to get out. He is going up the river Sat.
Wednesday, July 2, '13
Mad and Granny still in bed. Uncle getting along nicely. Annie K. came over. She heard in Jersey that Uncle was sick. She certainly helped some. Cleaned G's kitchen and dining room. I washed a boiler of clothes and Mommy did another besides all the regular running and sick-room work. Allan came down in the eve. to say Good-bye. He was going to Atlantic City over the Fourth. Mad came down on the stoop for a while and
Marieta sat with her all eve. Grammy pulled a trick on Mom with Annie K.

Thursday, July 3, '13
Work! Work! Work! All day. Annie K. came over in the afternoon for a while and Granny had been up for a parade and fell. She bruised her arm and stained her back. Uncle is getting along O.K. Mad was up all day. "Nothing to do till to-morrow." No word from Allan. Ella came over & I walked to the ferry with her.
Friday, July 4, '13
O, Happy Day! It sure was some day. After cleaning up dishes etc. etc. and getting the invalids fixed, I ironed, Mom washed as usual. We heard the parade and it sounded pretty good. I was anxious to go up to the games but Mad didn't feel like getting up so I had no one to go with. Marieta came down in the eve. and we went up to see the fire-works. They held them off so long that my feet got tired and I had to come home. They followed shortly and we went up for cream. Met Ethel, Mayma & Florence A. They were very friendly. The North Pole is warm compared with them. Ceil Butler is home from the Gap. I'll have to get to the bottom of that.
Saturday, July 5, '13
Up with the chickens and working like a beaver. Usual program: Wash dishes and clean up kitchen. Sweep dining room. Clean halls & bathroom and that sure is one neat job. I finished the whole thing about 5:30. - Many stops in between, of course for running to the top floor etc. Granny very hard to take care of. Mad went down to see Marieta. I had to do the marketing. Met Gran'pa and talked with him about 20 min. on 6th and Wash. Anna Fitzp. was keeping Mom company. After she left we went around for cream for lunch and met Etta Hoyt. She treated us and then we were talking to Velma & Kenneth. Home and after all that excitement I had to go down Washington St. again for Mom's glasses. May Mooney walked down with me. Bed & I surely needed it.
Sunday, July 6, '13
Up and down but not as hard as usual. Mass 11:15. Met Ed Coyle and congratulated him (his birthday). He asked me to take a walk and believe me I was glad of the opportunity. Met Bryan and they surely are a team. Had a soda and home in time to get dinner. I got it but that finished me. I went to the ball game with Mr. M. Newark vs Jersey, double header but we saw only one game. Jersey won both & the crowd was wild. May Kislow over to see Granny and Uncle had company all day. We had tea very late and walked up a little way with May. No word from any of those Lenny lovers. Harold Reeve must be horrible peeved or is he just busy. I should like to know.
Monday, July 7, '13
In bed with a wonderful case of tonsillitis. As sick as I can ever remember. Mom down with it too. Poor Mad had her hands full. Allan called as soon as he got in.
Tuesday, July 8, '13
Felt a little better but stayed in bed till about 2:30 Just got up when Allan called. Made a date for him to come down to-morrow eve. Hung around and started a petticoat.
Bed early.
Wednesday, July 9, '13
Still feeling rotten. Up all day but in my own way. Sewed some. Allan came down in eve. He seemed tired and I was all in. We had a grand time
Thursday, July 10, '13
Usual program. Joe Lonnigan called up but I couldn't see him. Too sick. Cards from my friends but none from Harold. Walked down with Marieta met Mary D & Grace Hanley. Talked till U. Edd came along - pickled. Sewed and bed.
Friday, July 11, '13
Puttered around nothing serious. Mad & I spent the day "preserving". Mom and Mr. M. went for an outing & Mad & I spent the day "preserving", some job. (Mrs. Morey called in our muddle) Went up to Doctor's for Uncle & he wasn't in. In my travels killing time to go back I met Grace Hanley & May Mooney. We took a walk but in the end I came home without the medicine. Met Allan. May blew us.
Saturday, July 12, '13
Worked my head off. Swept dining room - my room, hall & stairs, scrubbed the basement hall and kitchen & the joke was I didn't feel a bit tired. Washed my head - sewed some while it was drying, went errand and then to confession. Met May Mooney - we had cream & a little walk and I turned in. Nothing to do till to-morrow. No call from my friend.
Sunday, July 13, '13
Mass - 6 - Perfectly beautiful morning - wishing for a canoe on the Delaware. Helped with breakfast & the trays. Prepared vegs for the dinner. Allan stopped in after Church for a few minutes and invited me to Palisades Park. Ella came over - spent afternoon. Poured rain. Allan came down about 8:30 but we couldn't go. It stopped raining and we walked a little. Jerry & Jennie Quinlan stopped in on their way home from Moore's. We were out on the porch & they thought it was grand.

Monday, July 14, '13
Up bright & early and carried all my trash up to Grammy's. Cut & sewed my Dolly Varden dress. It looks pretty good. The machine on the top floor broke down so I had to go down to basement to sew. Quit about 6:30. Sat on stoop all evening minding Uncle. Bed 11.
Tuesday, July 15, '13
Up early & right at the sewing ready to finish it up. A letter from Mr. Snyder telling me to report a School "14" Union St. J.C. Of course I dropped everything. Called Allan & couldn't get him. Dressed & called him 'again'. He was delighted because I was. Dr. Four was here and I asked him where Union St. was. He said he was going over near there & he'd take me. O, joy! The job was right there, but alas, a seventh grade. I nearly fainted. Taught about 45 min. Allan came up for me & took me down to the Duke's House for lunch - celebration. Didn't feel a bit like sewing when I got back. Wasted the whole afternoon. Annie Leveru was over. That put a crimp in my gap trip and Leila invited me out too. Card from Jack MacD.
Wednesday, July 16, '13
School - Everything O.K. almost enjoyed it. Started to sew but Leila telephoned and I met her down at the station. We talked our heads off. Left her and met Allan in the Washington St. car. Sat on the stoop with Uncle. Mom and Mr. M. went to movies. Made half my petticoat etc.
Thursday, July 17, '13
School and they are some proposition. Allan met me & came down with me. I decided to go to the Gap to-morrow. Home and sewed for a while. Went down to see Dr. Miller & up to Keresey's to borrow Greta's skirt. Sewed on my petticoat etc. Washed up a bit, went up to Palisades Park with Allan. Brought home half the park. He decided he wouldn't go up to the Gap. Didn't dance at all.
Friday, July 18, '13
Up at 5:30, packed my bag etc. dressed for school and planned some work. Thought the blame morning would never pass. Allan met me - he thought I'd have my bag with me. We got down to Hob. And Mom was waiting for me with the bag. Allan brought us over to the Duke's House for lunch. We had very little time and Friday - a wonderful combination. Mr. M. came down to meet Mom. We left them & Allan put me on the train. He wouldn't come up. Got a Pullman and read nearly all the way up. No one at the station. Went right up and Anna & Mabel met me. Addie & Ella came up later. Roomed with Addie & Anna. They are perfectly wonderful. Put on my M. Mouton lingerie. We started to dance after supper & I had the first dance with a fellow named Scarreti. He was a peach. The nicest one up there. After that dance, Mr. Alberts announced there would be no more Turkey Trot or Glide. A whole crowd of us went up to the Gap House. (Mabel & Ella didn't) and there was no dancing. We met Ed Coyne. I was with a fellow named Scott. (a cute kid from Phila.) Then we went down to the Kit. And had a glorious time. Had a dance with Ed Coyne & all the rest among our own party. Sat around for a while & then back to bed.
Saturday, July 19, '13
Woke up very early - rode at 7 o'clock, an awful horse - didn't enjoy it a bit. Thought I'd have to walk the blame animal home. Breakfast and wash. Watched the tennis for a while. Played croquet till dinner. Scaretti boys & the Hoboken crowd. Dinner and we went over to watch the ball game. It was so slow that I decided a sleep would do me more good. Slept until 7. Rushed to dress and had supper. Standing in the office after & Anna S. came over to announce that Allan was up. I thought I was [shot] but it was absolutely true. M& E gave him a most cordial greeting. He should worry. We had a dance and then the fellow he was rooming with asked Addie to go up to the Kit. The four of us went up. We met John Lawrence & Lottie Butcher. Hung around with them all evening. They stopped the trotting up at the Kit. Allan had no supper and he was starving. He was ashamed to eat where nobody else would. Finally he gave in. On the way home we stopped and got some candy. Addie went up and I followed in a little while. Ella & Mabel & Anna were up waiting for us. They were about to get off some bright ones, but I hit them with the candy. They went to bed and so did we. One wonderful night. Funny to meet John.
Sunday, July 20, '13
Some rush for Mass. Anna went off without breakfast. Addie & I just caught a car. Frank Dunn held for us & then paid our fare. (Billy Dunn was up there & Jansy Smith & Thomas a whole crowd of the old ones) Tommy Coane was along side of me in church. Allan arrived late. After church we went over to Stroudsbury. I had promised the girls to go motoring with them Sunday afternoon, but when Allan arrived decided I wouldn't. Some luck. They had a smash up. Allan and I went to Portland. Got back about 5:45 and walked out in the glen. Had supper, paid my bill & dressed to come home. Mabel was shocked to think A..was coming home on the same train. Addie & Anna came down to the station with us. We had a wonderful trip. Allan is a peach. He heard some snide remarks about my dancing. Met half Hoboken on the way up (with our bags). Some party for the neighbors. Mrs. Coyle was on the stoop etc. Allan came in for a few minutes. I was dead tired.
Monday, July 21, '13
Exhausted - wished I'd never reach the school. After I got started I worked hard all morning. Met Mr. Boyle in the car. He got off at Palisade Ave. & Allan got on He was working hard. Went over to the office from the station. Lunch, went in to see Mrs. B. Went to bed, but Mrs. McC was up to see Granny & I couldn't hear my ears. Dressed. Corrected papers. Mad helped. Walked up to Eleventh St. Bed.
Tuesday, July 22, '13
Nearly died I was so tired. Worked hard. The class was awful. Didn't see Allan. Lunch
And hung around. Went out for a walk with Mad & Mom. Started for movies but met so many people I was tired out at 11th St. and we turned back. Took up 2 hours to get home from there. Allan called up I the afternoon.
Wednesday, July 23, '13
Started by getting "dressed up" lace linen dress, white shoes and then squeezed grape fruit juice all over myself. At half past seven had to change all my clothes. Put on the blue suit and then had to change my shoes etc. Teacher's meeting called at 12:30. Allan met me and came down and we walked to Schorte's. Tried to sleep in the afternoon but I couldn't. Allan came down in the eve. After 9 o'clock detained on B's stoop with J. Warren. I was wild. Mom & Mr. M. down to Coney.
Thursday, July 24, '13
School and we dismissed a minute early - storm approaching,. I just got on the car when it poured - came in the car and with shades down we were stifling. Allan got on at Montgomery St. Rain stopped by time we reached Ferry. He went over to the office. I sewed some in the afternoon but the dress is a bum I think. Fred Seifert came up in eve. Sophie & Mary left us etc.
Friday, July 25, '13
School - Allan met me. We walked up to Schorte's.
Saturday, July 26, '13
Worked my head off - halls, stairs, dining room & kitchen. Decided to sew but didn't. Mary D. came around and we went down to Library. School, home & bed.
Sunday, July 27, '13
Mass 10:30. Met Allan - he walked home with me and came in for a while. Then he went in B's and Agnes P., Lil, & Alice etc, the whole crowd to furnish amusement. Sewed Sunday afternoon. In evening he telephoned and asked me to meet him. I was all gotten up in Nell Rose. I met him and then came home & put on my linen dress and we went up to Pal. Park. Had a dance and came right back. Met Grace M. - she told Mrs S. so the neighbors all knew that I met Allan.
Monday, July 28, '13
School. Met Allan and went to lunch with him in Duke's House. May K was at house when I got home. Rained in afternoon. Walked up to Ferry with May. Took a walk with Mom in eve.
Tuesday, July 29, "13
School - Allan met me down at Station. He was on his way to the office. Had been in bed sick all morning. He couldn't sleep. I sewed in afternoon and couldn't fix anything so I telephoned for a Betty. Called Allan up to see how he felt. Mary D. came around in eve. Took a walk with her.
Wednesday, July 30, '13
School - finished my register and last class for the morning. Alan didn't meet me and I thought he was sick. I sewed for a while. The Betty didn't come. Called Allan and he was fine. Had been working in the City Hall. Sophie came. Loafed all eve.
Thursday, July 31, '13
School - worked hard - felt rotten. Allan met me. He had been out evening before with Lil Courtenay, instead of going to a Turkish Bath as he intended. He was going to meet his mother and get tickets for us and she nailed that too. Altho he managed to get our tickets. Laughed my head off at him. Finished my dress and wore it in eve. Saw "Excuse Me" at the Hudson. Went in & had something to eat after.
Friday, August 1, '13
School - lost another of my kids. Allan was down to Sea Girt to Govs. Luncheon. They didn't endorse any candidate so he doesn't know yet whether he'll run. He called me up when he got in. I slept all afternoon & went to bed early.
Saturday, August 2, '13
Worked hard - cleaned halls, stairs, bath, my room & dining room. Mad was out for a good day's work & Dr. Farr called up & asked her to go to Bloomfield in the machine. She just had time to dress & didn't get back till 2. (4 hrs) Mom & Mr. M went out and when I finished working, I sewed. My Betty arrived. [fed hurried on]. I dressed & walked down to meet Mad ( library) went to store with Granny and let her blow me on way home. Walked up to Brook's and then down with Marieta.
Sunday, August 3, '13
Mass 10:30. Met Allan and he came in for a few minutes. He had to get shaved and went to Butler's to dinner - his mother's away. Sewed all afternoon. Allan came down in evening. We took a walk. He went home early - working hard.
Monday, August 4 '13
School - checks ready. I went home for lunch and then over to the City Hall for the check. I couldn't cash it and telephoned Mad. She met me in N.Y. and we did considerable shopping - as far as the money went - tired out.
Tuesday August 5, '13
School - Allan met me at Palisade Ave. - he was in wonderful humor - worked to death. Walked up from Station with him. Hung around all afternoon & evening.
Wednesday, August 6, '13
School - no sign of his highness. Sewed all afternoon - Mom & Mad went to N.Y. Mom bought velvet for me. Nothing to do so I went to movies on 13th. So with the bunch - Mom & Granny rode up & Mr. M., Uncle & I walked. Mad was out with Marieta.
Thursday, August 7, '13
School - saw Allan when I was in the Washington St. car. Sewed all afternoon on my hat. Got a letter from John Scott with pictures (Water Gap). Mom & Mad & Mr. M went for a ride. I walked down Washington St. with Granny and met Mary D. I bought a chute for my hat and we walked up to Eleventh St. Met Allan & his cousin John - also Mr. Moore and Mr. Cheeseman. Mary kept me company till 11:30 and I was dying to go to bed.
Friday, August 8, '13
School - a teacher's meeting called and I didn't get out of school till 1:00. When I got home, Allan had called but when Mad answered the phone, Mr. M. was annoying her and she couldn't understand him. I called the office but he wasn't there. Went to the ball game with Mr. M. Buffalo vs. J.C. - 12 innings - a good game. Went to movies with Mrs. B. and Addie. Saw Cleopatra. Mayma is away. So is Frand and Allan is with him.
Saturday, August 9, '13
Slept till 9:30 - Got up at 10:30. Had breakfast and sewed till lunch time. Got the lunch & cleared up. Then started to sew till a man came to see Mr. M., and broke up my party. I bathed and dressed. A few fights as usual. Mary Dempsey called me up. Nothing serious - just to speak to me - (Oh joy!). Walked down to library with Mad. Mrs. Holmes called to see Granny. Mr. M., Uncle & I beat it. We rode over in the Grove St. car & back to Schortie's. Mom & Mad caught us in there.
Sunday, August 10, '13
Mass 11:15. Caught in [movies] coming out. Met Dave Walsh and walked up with Grace Farley. Sewed, in afternoon. Put on my Dolly dress and went out for a walk. Caught in the rain. Home and to bed.
Monday, August 11, '13
School and our first test. Geog. - No sign of Allan. When I got home he had called up and there was a card from him. Mom and Mad went to N.Y. He called up again about 5 o'clock. I was in rotten humor correcting papers etc. and I was fiendish. They didn't come home to supper and I didn't eat till 8:30 & then went to bed.
Tuesday, August 12, '13
School - 2 tests - Lang. & Spell. Only 5 passed Geog. Allan met me and we walked up from Ferry. I corrected papers all afternoon altho' I was dying to go to the ball game. (Missed a record game too (20 innings). Allan came down in evening. We walked down to Kamlahs - he wanted to see some fellow and he bought some awful candy. He went home a little later than usual. Expects to go down to Atlantic Friday or Saturday.
Wednesday, August 13, '13
School - Arith test - Allan didn't meet me. Corrected papers as soon as I got home. Gene Aeschiman came down to rehearse her song. She's going to sing in school for Friday. Mary D. came around and Addie B. came in with some music I asked her for. My head splitting - tests improving somewhat - Went to movies with Mary, Gene & Madeleine. Saw the pictures taken Sunday coming out of church.
Thursday, August 14, '13
School - last test - history. Allan called up school to find out what time the meeting would be over but Mrs. Aynong didn't understand him. A register wrong and we didn't get out till 3:15. I called Allan and he was going to try to come down. His client didn't come till very late. He called me up and made it to-morrow eve. I corrected my papers, made out my reports, found the prize knife and went to bed.
Friday, August 15, '13
Holy Day - up at 5 for 6:30 Mass. Last day of school. Passed 7 of my cherubs. They were wild. Gene Aeschiman came up to sing. Exercises were rotten. I was sorry I asked her. Starved - Mrs. Lucken and the three boys were in. Made Gene come in for lunch and her mother came down for her. Hung around for a while. She left and I went to bed. Slept till nearly 8. Dressed. Allan called up & asked me to walk up to meet him. We went to movies and I saw myself again. Walked down Washington St. to Millers. Home. Came in for a few minutes and talked - Allan is going away tomorrow. Bed at 12.
Saturday, August 16, '13
Up earlier than I expected. Sewed all day. Allan called up to say good-bye. Walked down to Church to meet Mom & Mad - bought white silk stockings in Rudolph's & white pumps in Framm's. Asked Grace Hanley to go to Gap with me.
Sunday, August 17, '13
Mass 10:30. Walked up with Ella Coyle. Met Mrs. Hanley - asked about Grace. Dinner & prepared to loaf. Stan called up and I let him come up. We took a walk around town. He didn't interest me as much as usual. Left about 6 and I loafed all evening.
Monday, August 18, '13
Sewed all day & went to movies in eve. With Gene & Mary & Mad.
Tuesday, August 19, '13
Sewed all day. Loafed in eve. - Got supper etc.
Wednesday, August 20, '13
Mom went to Asbury. Mad & I worked all morning Rushed to dress to see Allentown exhibits but missed them. Lunched and went to Jersey City for my check. Shopped on way back. Got supper for Mr. M and took a walk with him. Went to movies and over to N.Y. to meet Mom She had a wonderful day.
Thursday, August 21, '13
Mom terribly sick. Sewed in morning - had to stop & help kiddo with work. Mom had to go back to bed. Doctor. Mary Markey arrived. Mr. M. met her. I wrote to Gap for rooms for myself and Grace. Sewed all evening.
Friday, August 22, '13
Mom no better. Doctor worried. Continuous perf. of eats & dishes. Doctor came back in evening. Mary D came around in afternoon. Annie K. over. Finished my grey dress.
Mones[?] in eve - caught in rain.
Saturday, August 23, '13
Mom better. Doctor delighted. She sat up all day. Mad & I shopping in the eve. Mom went to movies with Mildred.
Sunday, August 24, '13
Mass 10:30. Met Charlie Bayha. He walked up & actually talked me into going to Asbury. He played a while and I thought about Asbury & finally wrote to Ella. He called up to see if I had decided and I told him I had written. He asked me to go out in afternoon but I decided to go in evening. Went out for a walk with Mary D. on boulevard and walked blisters on my heels. Charlie came down in evening and I took a little walk. Then went down to see his mother and hear the new victrola. He gave me some music and a dandy picture of himself. Stopped in Schorte's on way home and then went right in drank a cup of coffee and ate a hot bun.
Monday, August 25, '13
Georgie's birthday. Got a letter from him - He's coming home some day this week. Worked around house then Mom & I went to N.Y. - bought a coat and dress for the Le'd Tired. Met Grace Hanley & Gene Aeschiman - later to movies with me - no word from Asbury. Grace, Mary M. & Mary M. & Mad went to movies. Mom & Mr. M. in back of us. Tired out.

Tuesday, August 26, '13
Sewed and fussed all day. Mary D. spent most of the day with us. Shopped in afternoon. Bought shoes & nick-nacs. Took a walk with the crowd again.
Wednesday, August 27, '13
Packed, mended, sewed, pressed - busy all morning. Mary M. went to Gravesend. Got Mary D's trunk. Everything is fine. Washed my head. Fred Seifert called on phone and asked to come up. I didn't feel especially like talking to him so when he came I decided to go to the movies. He was very funny and I enjoyed him.
Thursday, August 28, '13
Up rather early - hung around. Locked trunk and straightened back parlor. Worked around and dressed and made the 3:45 train. Got off at Asbury Park and missed Mrs. Coyle. Took car up to hotel and everything O.K. - she was waiting on porch. No trunk and had to spend evening as I was. Saw nearly half of Hoboken. Went down to hear Pryor and saw Mrs. Reeve - Mrs. Baker & Whilmena - they didn't see me tho - dead tired - strain I guess from being nice to Mayma. Unpacked trunk and bed.
Friday, August 29, '13
Up early. Mrs. Coyle came up to call me. Breakfast and after some delay - down to the beach. The girls went in bathing and I held down the beach. Saw Ethel. Lunch. In afternoon Agnes called. Mayma & Agnes walked with Addie & I went down to Steinbach's for silk stockings. Watched fire races for a while & back. Dressed half-heartedly - Charlie B. arrived. After dinner, he was playing. Mrs. C & Ella went to hear Pryor. A storm came up & right in the midst of it. Allan walked in with Bryan Smith. I nearly died of heart failure. The rain stopped and we started out. Bryan & Mayma - Addie & Charlie - Allan & I. We lost the others and went down to Cooper's. It poured again & after waiting an hour or so, we took a carriage. It was soaking me thru. Commotion waiting for me.
Saturday, August 30, '13
No bathing - Allan went in. We walked and then went back and sat on sand. He sat with us a while but Ella & Mrs. C gave him an awful freeze out. Addie & I waited for him.. Mayma went off with Ethel. In afternoon, I played tennis with Ethel for a while - then went canoeing with Charlie. In evening Allan came around. There was a wild dance here. Marie Lietz called to see Mayma but she made it a point not to introduce me. I made Allan dance with Addie & Mayma & then Addie & Anna left & Mayma and I went around to the Shedford[?] with Allan. We met some fellow and he went down to Huyler's with us. A wild Saturday night. Mr. Coyle came down & Ella slept with me. We get along swell lately.
Sunday, August 31, '13
Up early for 8 Mass. Walked down Breakfast - down to boardwalk with Allan. Paraded all morning & wound up in Arcade watching procession. Dinner and read for a while til Allan came - Hung around & then we went Pleasure Bay with Mayma & Dick Hopf. A very nice time - Political gatherings. Dressed in a hurry and phoned Allan (he asked me to). Addie ordered me supper or there wouldn't have been any - Allan came around for a few minutes but he had a date with the twin from the Gap. Charlie and some other fellow each asked me to go out and I refused & then he pulled that game I could scream. I sat on the porch with Mr & Mrs C & Joe till 11. And then Allan came back . We took a little walk.
Monday, Sept 1, '13
Labor Day - Down to beach in morning. Allan, Addie & Ella went in. Mayma & I sat on the beach. - Dinner - In afternoon Allan & I went down on sand. He went back to hotel to say good bye to some friends. Meanwhile I read a magazine & talked to Clara Smith. He came back with box of candy. Talked for a while on Pavillion - (7th) and back to hotel. I dressed in my rose dress and we went to Ross-Fenton [form]. Mayma had a date with Dave Kieley and the others hung around. Got back rather late - got candy and to bed. Mrs. C & girls waiting up to receive me.
Tuesday, Sept 2, '13
Up at 6 - Went down to station with Allan. I expect no end of criticism for it but they can all go to the devil. Hung around room till breakfast time. - Down to beach for morning. Movies with Ella & Mayma in afternoon. Walked in eve with girls - met Eddie Dight & he put out lights on stand on Esplanade - nearly got arrested. Down to auctions and started riots there. Met Bertha Smith. Bed.
Wednesday, Sept 3, '13
Letter from Mom saying she & Mad would be down. Hung around house all morning waiting - no sign - the crowd back from beach & we went in to lunch . Movies in afternoon - Dinner & walked boardwalk. Down to station with Mom. - Bed.
Thursday, Sept 4, '13
Moved downstairs to larger room - Letter from Allan - he won't be down this week-end. Showers all day - caught in one on Pav. Met Agnes R - home - played 500 - lunch - more 500 with some fellow around house - down to station with Mayma & Addie. Left Anna at church - sewed hat for Ella C. - dressed - wrote to Allan - dinner. Movies with M, E & Mrs. C. They were awful. Tired out. - Got my appointment - dating from first.
Friday, Sept 5, '13
Rotten weather again. Hung around all morning. Ella & I went to movies in afternoon. Walked after. Mad & Mrs. C. went out. Pryor in eve. - Musical comedies but he didn't play "Sweethearts". Mist so heavy it was like heavy rain - Beauquardez girls with us.
Saturday, Sept 6, '13
Rotten again and we decided to leave. Mr. C telephoned he'd be down. Ella & I walked down to Esplanade with Bryan Smith - hung around for a while - then walked thru Lock Arbor (Interlaken) and back to pack trunks. Lunch and on our way. Anna S. came down to station. Jack Ryan on train but he was cornered with relatives. Frank Sullivan (Dave Kieley's cousin) all way to Manhattan Transfer with us - Wonderful company. Large meal ready for us. Hung around all eve. No friendlier with Mayma than before I went away.
Sunday, Sept 7, '13
Mass. 10:30 - Met Allan & Mrs. Moore also Mr. Marnell. Heard that I was to be assigned to Miss Traynor's class and thanked him for his kindness. A. walked up & came in for a while. Late dinner. Loafed after. Charlie Bayha called up and I made a date for Tuesday eve. I brought his coat home in my trunk. Charlie Barker called up and I told him I had a date. Sorry - of course. I'd really like to see Charlie. Allan came down - brought candy and was altogether agreeable.
Monday, Sept 8, '13
Reported at H.S. Assigned to Miss Traynor's class. Held the class till about 11:30 and then promoted them. Small [kdgtn ] class so none came in to me. - Florence Anthony assigned to Miss Traynor and she was left with me. Of course that will never last. Home to bed. - Walked with Mom. Allan called to see how I got along.
Tuesday, Sept 9, '13
No class. - Florence A. still with me. Two of us minding an empty room. - Miss Allen asked me to help her in office and Flo. Had some of Miss Grayer's class to take care of. Bed again. Charlie came down in eve. - Bore brother bore. He played a while and then started to act foolish. We went out on stoop and I saw Bryan leaving Ed. I called him over and Charlie was wild - trick to get rid of him. Of course I had no such intention.
Wednesday, Sept 10, '13
Four pupils and Miss Allen sent Anthony over to Miss Arota. I was wild but I had nothing to do so I couldn't very well keep her. - More office work and minding Miss G's. Bed in afternoon and slept right thru late.
Thursday, Sept 11, '13
Miss G. transferred her extras and I raised my number to 12. Went to N.Y. with Mom & Mary to get latter a coat. Surely some bird to shop for. I could have cheerfully killed it. Met Leonie Dieffenbach - First time since grad. Met Gertie Heath & Allan got in the car. He arranged a little trip to the Mardi Gras but evidently forgot it. No word from him. Walked up to Cuddihy's in eve to get [boys] & return Mary D's trunk.
Friday, Sept 12, '13
Got my class from (No) 8. They are cherubs - Baby Parade this afternoon very successful. Bought music, eats. - Special eve. Trying out my new music - Bed.
Saturday, Sept. 13, '13
Sunday, Sept 14, '13
Mass. And the rest of the day is a blank. Allan came down in eve.
Monday, Sept 15, '13
School - a tustle from beginning to end. Sheer exhaustion - & bed - loafed in eve.
Tuesday, Sept 16, '13
Repetition of Monday. The rest of the week the same.
Sunday, Sept 21, '13
Mass - The rest of the day a blank. - Allan in eve. He had been in to (Ceil) in morning and he had a long story - rather disconcerting.
The rest of the week is a loss.

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Diary, bound in red leather, consisting of 180 pages. All entries were in ink and dated. Even numbered pages along with a few odd numbered pages were numbered by Miller. Pagination is not recorded in this transcription.

People Miller, Florence
Miller, James
Miller, Madeline
Miller, Mary
Miller, Mary Henry
Miller, John W.
Date 1913-1913
Year Range from 1913
Year Range to 1913
Search Terms 716 Bloomfield St.
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Classification Social & Personal Activity
Domestic Life
Cultural Activities
Courtship & Weddings