Tuesday, January 19, 2010

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.

Jan. 14 Tues. Senior girls decide to wear knots of class colors tomorrow--showing their loyalty to the debaters.

Jan. 15 Wed. _Debate_. Seniors _won_. Private vs. Gov't ownership of railroads. A good, strong debate. Miss Bacher's birthday.

Jan. 16 Thurs. Junior colors removed from flagpole by Seniors. Whole school seems restless. Onions for supper. Am tired to night. Rec'd $40 check.

Jan. 17 Fri. Parent-Teachers' Club met. Did not leave HS build'g until 6 o'clock. Lunch at school. Still trouble over class colors.

Jan. 18 Sat. Washed + washed windows. Am going down town and over to Ann Arbor. Pretty tired again. Miss Laird came over. Ouija board 1st time.

Jan. 19 Sun. Did not go to church. Read and slept. Oh!--it seems good not to go out unless you want to. Roosevelt Memorial service in Pease Aud. 7:30. I went.

Jan. 20 Mon. Two boys told wrong stories about absences. Life is indeed strange when we can not trust each other, but, Don't become "cynical," Carrie.

Jan. 21 Tues. Seniors kidnapped Juniors drove out into the country + allowed the Juniors to walk back. Druse Osborn, Jim Orr, + Paul Cairns "canned" by Mr. A.

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

1 comment :

Lisele said...

My goodness -- bad Seniors, kidnapping the Juniors. I wonder what Carrie meant by the three boys being "canned?" Expelled? Or caned?