Monthly Archives: April 2012

It was a very good year…

We have now walked through a year in the life of a Kalamazoo girl – 15-year-old Claire Wight – and it’s been a very good year.  Her past year of diary entries — from 1909 — has introduced us to … Continue reading

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The whistle is blowing the new year in…

Week of December 26, 1909 December Sunday 26 1909  Did not get up until 10:45 but I went to Sunday School  In the afternoon I wrote and then Cornelia came up  she gave me a fine handkerchief  we went over … Continue reading

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Merry Xmas! Diary

Week of December 19, 1909 Sunday 19  Did not got to Church but went to Sunday School. In the afternoon I read “Beverly of Graustark” but did not finish it  I think its one of the nicest books I ever … Continue reading

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Getting ready for Christmas

Week of December 12, 1909 Sunday 12  In the morning we got up real late and it was sleeting so we did not go to Church. We practiced some more and we do have such fun playing together. Then we … Continue reading

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FIRE!

Week of December 5, 1909 Sunday  Went to church and S.S.  In the afternoon I read “Graustarke”  I finished it and I think it is just grand.  I can hardly wait to read “Beverly of Graustark”*   The Thermometer dropped 32 degrees today from … Continue reading

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The church bazaar

Week of November 28, 1909 November Sunday 28, 1909  went to Church and S.S.  Bernice was awfully surprised to see me at church. She did not know I was coming at all. Monday 29  OO after school I went over … Continue reading

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Thanksgiving Week

Week of November 21, 1909 Sunday 21  Went to church and S.S.  Bernice came up in the afternoon and we made candy and talked. Ardith is so cute she was over to see me this afternoon. After Bernice went I … Continue reading

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School grades are in!

Week of November 14, 1909 November Sunday 14, 1909   In the morning I read some more of D.C. [David Copperfield]and went to S.S.  In the afternoon I read and ate apples and then Bernice came down and we had a … Continue reading

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Practice! Practice! Practice!

Week of November 7, 1909 Sunday 7  In the morning we went to church and S.S. and James and I tried to take care of Ardith while Edna was in the choir and she yelled at Bernice and Edna and … Continue reading

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A Night at the Academy

Week of October 31, 1909  October Sunday 31, 1909   Esther Rosamond, Bernice & I had our pictures taken last night and we had to sit still 10 min!!! B. and I got to sleep at 4:30 o’clock. Went to church … Continue reading

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