Tuesday, December 15, 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.

Dec. 9 Tues. Pretty cold, but I am comfortable. School is going fairly well. Mr. P. asked me to average the Ind., B. G., + Est. by medians.

Dec. 10 Wed. Worked on averages + knit some. Went out to bed _cold_, last night, hence not very comfortable.

Dec. 11. Thurs. Worked in office both the 3rd + 4th hours. Mr. Piper left during the early part of the sixth hour. Teachers' players trouble for Gym.

Dec. 12 Fri. Mr Piper gone all day to Principals' convention. Attended the J. L. Hudson's concert in evening at Pease Auditorium.

Dec. 13 Sat. Worked in morning. Knit and finished Rob's mittens. Went down town with Lillian called on Miss Vandreger + May Webb.

Dec. 14 Sun. At 9 o'clock Lillian + I went down to Rob's in Lillian's new car. We were back at 1:10. Knit + tatted during P.M. + treated L's cold.

Dec. 15 Mon. The last week of the month. Reports received most of my spare time. Am making a sweater for Catherine. Pat Matron's night in O. E. S. [?]

Dec. 16 Tues. School fair. More report work. Faculty play being rehearsed. Sold 18 tickets. School Board gives bonus of $100.

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


Dusty D said...

In both this diary and Allie's, Dusty D is struck by the lack of Xmas hype (and wild spending), compared to today.

Anonymous said...

O. E. S. = Order of Eastern Star, a still extant fraternal organization for men and women. www.easternstar.com

Dusty D said...

Anon, that is very interesting. I didn't know it was for men as well--for some reason, I thought the Order of the Eastern Star was only for women married to Masons; like a ladies' auxiliary for the Masons.