Tuesday, May 4, 2010

The 1919 Diary of Ypsilanti High School Teacher Carrie Hardy

Part of a year-long serialization of Ypsilanti high school math teacher Carrie Hardy's diary.Apr. 29 Tues. At 3:45 left for Detroit. Going required 1 hr. 35 min. Aviation exhibition on Warren Ave--so progress retarded. Rob is better (Sore [entry stops here]

Apr. 30 Wed. Miss Bachers' French play this evening--very good. May 16 is date set for Senior plays. Lunched at school today. Miss Laird was over in eve.

May 1 Thurs. Went down town to dinner. Extra long lesson with Mr. Simon and Mr. Van Wegen after school. Have a sore throat.

May 2 Fri. After school tutored Mr. Simon and Mr. VanWegen. Arthur Stuart, Richard Ford, + Eugene Allen debated Ann Arbor + lost 2 to 1.

May 3 Sat. Went into Detroit and at the Detroit Opera House saw "The Passing Show." A burlesque. In the evening I attended the P. L. S. party.

May 4 Sun. Rob came out this morning + we went to see Dr. Breakey. Rob is better. I went home with him + bro't my car home. Miss Laird was here to night.

May 5 Mon. Teacher's meeting after school. Marked attendance + application etc. on cards. Saw rehearsal of "Pot of Broth." Saw Violet leave house at 8:30.

May 6 Tues. After school and supper I went to see Mickey at the Martha. It was good. Sat between Lillian and Marjorie Sweet.


Phantom Railfan said...

"Mickey" is a comic melodrama about an orphan girl sent to live in high society starring Mabel Normand in the title role. One of the biggest hits of the era. As far as I know, it still exists.

Dusty D said...

That is very cool, Phantom Railfan; I did not know that. Thank you for the information