Week of September 19, 1909
Sunday 19, 1909 In the morning I went to church with Vera, esther & Hazel stayed to S.S. In the afternoon I read one of the Little Colonel’s books and wish I could be more like the Little Colonel in some ways. I hope I may grow up to be a true and lovely woman and I hope I may leave a “Road of the Loving heart” in everones[sic] memory I think I shall begin tomorrow and even if I live to be an old maid (which I think I shall) I’m going to be cheerful! cheerful!! cheerful!!!
Monday 20 OO In the afternoon I took a worm to school in a macaroonie [macaroni] Box to show to the girls it was such a funny big fat green one and Esther wanted it to take home to Hazel because she is studying Zoology and it got out of the box twice and my it was so funny. After school Esther and Cornelia came up to study and we studied till supper time this is just after supper and I am going to study geometry now
Tuesday 21 nothing especial[sic] happened today.
Wednesday 22 OO I made the awfullest blunder today I began talking to Ada MacEvan about Mrs Cole our art teacher and I said Isn’t she funny. And then I told something she had said but said I liked her too Ada was walking with Helen Mills and afterwards Cornelia told me Mrs C. is Helens sister!! W.I.C. met at Veras today and I was elected President. We are planning a social for the 8th that I think is going to be a grand success. In the evening I got all ready for the church Rec. for new students and it rained so I couldn’t go.
Thursday 23 OO after school Esther came up and we got our Latin Prose together my we worked hard. I just hate Latin prose. In the evening I darned stockings and mended while mamma read “the Trail of the Lonesome Pine” outland[out loud] to us. I have got such a nice set of teachers this year and I hope I can get out of all my exams. I wonder if by next year I will be going with boys any like Esther does now?
Friday 24 OO Esther and I ate a peach in school today. We both got excused from school in the afternoon and went to meet Bernice. She came and Oh I am so glad we went around down town and then she went up to her boarding place. Bernice expected to have a room by herself and now the woman is going to put two other girls with her She is going to see if she can’t room at Esthers. In the evening Esther and Bernice and I went to the Sherwood meeting and reception had quite a nice time.
Saturday 25 In the morning we slept late then practiced and etc. In the afternoon I had Mina, Esther, May, Edythe, Rosamond, Bernice and I. Cornelia was in South Haven. We had a lot of fun I took their pictures and had hard work to do it. We had Ice cream and cake. In the evening we stayed at home. Silver anniversary* week begins tomorrow and they are planning great things they are going to have a King and Queen and Parades every day.
*Kalamazoo’s Silver Anniversary of being a city. Prior to 1884 it was considered a village.