[Posts for August 12-14, 1911]
Sat. Aug. 12, 1911
I got up late this morning then read and cleaned my room. This afternoon I finished my book then finished painting the birch bark cover to Vera’s book and painting a little spray of pansies. Then Gene and I started to plan my Kodak book when Nellie Randolph came. Mamma & papa had missed her at the depot. Then I visited until supper time. After I wiped the dishes I went up to May’s and had a grand time. Mr. Fraser showed me all his camera pictures and gave me a perfect beauty. Then we printed some of my pictures in sepia brown and they are great I fixed about 20 or 25 that way. Then May developed a film & I had to come home then.
Sun. Aug. 13, 1911
It rained. Cora Bellinger came from Allegan for the day. We all went to church and Sunday shool[sic]. Rained more!! In the afternoon I read and then went over to Vera’s for a while. In the evening Aunt Emma and I stayed home and the rest went to the mission Rained harder!!! I set up reading until after twelve tonight and finished “The Man Without a Shadow” my but its exciting you see he lost his memory and had to find his life and name and home and fortune and everthing[sic] by instinct and thrilling adventures. Of course he turned out to be a millionaire.
Mon. Aug. 14, 1911
This morning I didn’t get up until 9:20. Then I practiced and stuck pictures into my album. I helped Emma get dinner but did not eat much myself. After dinner I pasted [pictures into her album] then ironed until 3:30 then got ready and played a few games with papa of tennis. Then the folks went out to Pakwood [she means Parkwood] for a picnic supper and I after I had finished Vera’s birthday present which was a birch bark covered book for candy receipt. Went over to Perry’s for supper we had a lovely [supper] and lots of fun playing duets and talking. Vera is eighteen today and I gave here[sic] 18 kisses and one to grow on. We are going to Otsego tomorrow.