Tuesday, December 29, 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. 23 Tues. Letter from Freida. Dentist this morning, filled a tooth. $1.00. Delivered the Webb presents. Called on the Hayes's + Edna Simpson. Knit.

Dec. 24 Wed. Went down town. Christmas shopping done. Knit to finish Catherine's sweater. Not finished.

Dec. 25 Thurs. Catherine's sweater done. Lillian + I were at Rob's for dinner. So were Mr. + Mrs. Reed, Paul, wife, + son.

Dec. 26 Fri. L. + I went to the Martha in the Afternoon. Not feeling very brisk this day after Christmas. My insurance company has dropped me.

Dec. 27 Sat. Worked nearly all day. Went over home, Rob gave me a silver pencil for Christmas + Lillian the tatted lunch cloth.

Dec. 28 Sun. Mrs. Breakey does not like the insurance so's action. I don't care. At 10:30 left for Detroit with 2 little suits for Robert. [smaller handwriting, as if added later}: Too small.

Dec. 29 Mon. Washed and ironed. Cleaned the two front room. Exchanged Roberts' suits + sent them parcel post. Citizens vote tonight about building Prospect school [now Adams Elementary].

Dec. 30 Tues. Decided to wait for bids rather than adopt the "cost plus" plan. Went over to Ann Arbor + bo't waist. Carrie + Sara Lewis + L. were here this Eve.

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

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