Tuesday, June 16, 2009

The 1919 Diary of Ypsilanti High School Teacher Carrie Hardy

Part of a year-long weekly serialization of Ypsilanti high school math teacher Carrie Hardy's diary.

You may recall that Carrie had a busy week last week as the school year drew to a close. She attended the Junior-Senior Tug-O-War, saw the new movie "Red Lantern" at the Martha Washington Theater (now Deja Vu), went to a picnic, and bought a Liberty Bond.

June 14 Sat. With my car full of people (Mr. + Mrs. Erickson inc) attended a picnic with Mr. & Mrs. Lyman, Dr. + Mrs. Gorton, etc at Rawsonville. Lillian staid all night. Drove to Ann Arbor in eve.

June 15 Sun. Up at 4:30 + Lillian + I drove to Detroit. Arrived in time for breakfast. Were home again by 10:00, so we did not stay long. Rob painting the kitchen. Baccalaureate tonight.

June 16 Mon. Trig. off; but I heard rehearsals in Auditorium. Took May Webb and Lillian to school. Am working on reports. Am worried about [my brother] Rob. Getting ready for Class Day Exercises.

June 17 Tues. D. Lurkins + C. Whit rehearsed again today. Am trying to close reports for the year. Cleaned my car tonight and sowed lettuce seed again. Drove about town this A.M.

June 18 Wed. Test in S. [senior?] Geom. Drove over for Miss Steere this A.M. Senior Chapel with new orchestra, presentation of Numerals. Class Day exercises.

June 19 Thurs. Exams finished. No school after this noon. Senior party this evening. All going well. My! but it's warm. Reports nearly done.

June 20 Fri. Cleaned up school room. Drove M. Webb and Lillian over to their school + home again. Cried + felt so bad that I drove alone to Belleville. Lillian goes to Chicago tonight.

June 21 Sat. Bad day all round. Felt sad and depressed all day. Went down town and did a little shopping. Also prepared to go to Detroit.

June 22 Sun. Up early and drove to Detroit. May, the children + I drove to Belle Isle by way of the Blvd. Rob not very well. Catherine did not pass in school.

Thanks for reading; tune in next Tuesday for the next series!

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