[Posts for Aug. 15-18, 1911]
Tues. Aug. 15, 1911
Got up and took the morning train for Otsego Nellie went on to Allegan. I feel awfully sorry for her I wore my tennis suit and carried my racquet. I guess people thought I wasn’t very conventional without any hat and dressed that way. Well the folks were glad to have us come and James and I played tennis off and on most all day. I got about 4 or 5 sets and he won 2. I didn’t play so awfully hard but he’s improved a lot. Will Merritt came up for a while and we shook hands and talked I think it’s awfully embarrassing to say goodby[sic] to a boy. We came home and had a family talk about all things in general and company in particular.
Thurs. Aug. 17, 1911
This morning papa and I played tennis had a lot of fun. In the afternoon I read then at four o’clock papa & I played tennis again one set we played doubles against Clayton and another boy. Aunt Emma started the book “Molly Makebelieve” it’s certainly an interesting book. I wonder if fifty years from now the books I read will seem dull and prosy and old fashioned! I don’t see how they could because they are so exciting and full of life. I wonder if air ships will get to be as common as automobiles are now! They are having a great aviation meet now in Chicago!! How I would love to see an aireoplane[sic] fly.
Fri. Aug.18, 1911
Played tennis with papa this morning now I’m one set ahead of him for the year!! Isn’t that grand! but the set we haven’t finished is 6-6. This afternoon I read then went over and called on Mrs. Rodgers. I must go to see her oftener. I forgot to say I went down town this morning and got my watch. I like the monogram on it very much. This evening we finished reading “Molly Makebelieve” its certainly the cutest, cleverist story I’ve read for a long time. I kind of wish if I ever was going to fall in love and get married that I could have a thrilling romance. I wonder if anyone will ever love me. I got another letter from Delia tonight she is certainly a pile of fun. Oh life is a good thing.