Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Women Workers of 1910

Dusty D is combing through the 1910 city directory, looking for women workers. There are a lot of astonishing examples of non-traditional women workers, given that women couldn't even vote in 1910. I'm about halfway through. Which of these women do you want to read more about?

Broudy, Jennie; machine operator, boards 101 Bell
Crossman, Myrtle; machine operator, boards 323 Miles
Disbrow, Barbara; forewoman, Scharf Label, Tag, & Box Co.; boards 216 Oakwood
Donahue, Nellie; machine operator; boards 208 Emmet
Fay, Katherine; machine operator; Scharf Co.; boards 28 Congress
Fruentner, Caroline; box maker, Scharf; boards 405 Maple
Fuller, Kate E, forelady, C. W. Powell Mnfg. Co. boards 701 Chicago
Gates, Helen L., printer, boards 117 Huron
Griffin, Mary J., Mrs., ("Mrs." usually signifies "widow" in the directories) carpet weaver, 621 Oak
Gunn Jessie, Mrs., forelady J. B. Colvan Co., res 209 Adams
Kaup, Minna; designer, C. W. Powell Mnfg. Co., rooms 523 Chicago.

Wednesday Mystery Spot

Readers sussed out last week's Mystery Spot in no time. The clue was, of course, the W. L. McCullough business. Named for Allie's older brother, the W. L. McCullough Co is listed in the 1905 directory as situated at 2-4 Congress E, a/k/a Michigan Ave just east of the river. The site is the northwest corner of the Water Street property as you know. Congrats to cmadler and BF.

This week's Mystery Spot is for the true old-timers. I apologize for the picture quality, but I imagine that will not be an impediment to those who will recognize this portrait from years gone by. But from where? Take a swing at it and good luck!

Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Squirrels of Legend and Yore

Kind readers, have you ever caught yourself forlornly wishing...

"Golly gee. I wish some writer or other would sit down, do the legwork, wear out some shoeleather, sharpen his or her pen, get out some foolscap, uncork the inkwell, wash their hands, delve into Ypsilanti history, and write a history of our longtime city friend and resident, the squirrel."

Be forlorn no longer.

Tour of Highland Cemetery Grave Iconography

Dusty D has long enjoyed taphophilin' around in Washtenaw County cemeteries. There are interesting things in each one without exception, but Highland of course is my favorite. I made a little tour of the south side of the cemetery with a pdf guide you can print out and take over there. This was major fun to research, but difficult, too--there's a lot of vague or somewhat urban-legendy type info out there about some symbols (urn in particular, ugh!) and it took a bit of work to clarify some things. But I love that kind of hunt. At any rate, I hope you enjoy this tour and the north-side tour is coming in 2 weeks.

Thanks to the kind folks at the Citizen

...for running a photo of last weekend's signing. Note that the caption IDs yours truly as a "historian." This was well-meant and kind, but there's no way I could possibly lay claim to that term. Dusty D was an English major, more or less out of laziness, and she does not have any sort of rigorous training in research methods or historical study. That Taft got stuck in his bathtub is about the extent of my knowledge of American history--and even that fact sounds apocryphal.

To my mind, David Halberstam is a historian. When I read his book "The Fifties," I can clearly see how much research went into each beautifully written sentence. I can tell here and there that it took a week of sitting in some archive somewhere just to be able to write, with authority, three carefully selected words. He is a historian. Me? Just someone who benefits from the inexhaustible kindness of my husband and the opportunities generously offered by local editors D., A., S., and D. and C. For all of which I am very thankful.

"Historian" is a vastly overused term. Take a look at folks who call themselves that, read their words, compare their works to the source materials--important; I'm saying more than I'm saying, here--and judge for yourself whether they deserve that honor. I'm happy just to be a writer!

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.Mar. 25 Tues. School fair. Have not seen Lillian today. I am planning to leave Fri. eve.

Mar. 26 Wed. No Chapel this morning. School noisy. Went to the Mission for lunch. Marked attendance on cards. Miss Laird left for Phil. this A.M.

Mar. 27 Thurs. Mr. A. cross. Mr. Quirk & Mrs. Fletcher in Lunch Room at noon. Teachers meeting + Mr. A. gave his report of convention in Chicago.

Mar. 28 Fri. Miss Bacher's Fr. class had ice cream + wafers. Left home on 5:33 P.M. Left Detroit 8:20 P.M. Took sleeper (upper berth) + arrived in Pittsburgh at 8 A.M. Sat. Met Mrs. Mollison of Ann Arbor.

Mar. 29 Sat. Left Pittsburgh, Penn. at 9:40. Arrived in Phil. at 5:53. Met by Miss Laird + Walter. Went to Bryson Hotel. Had lunch and went to Movie. Walter Tower is with us.

Mar. 30 Sun. Saw Phil. by "rubber neck" bus. Arrived in Washington at 3:30. Mr. & Mrs. Kebler met us at train so did Mr. + Mrs. Tower for Sheldon During. P.M. "autoed" thru Park with Keblers. Am at Keblers.

Mar. 31 Mon. Went to Mt. Vernon, Alexandria, + Arlington Ht's. Chicken dinner down town + back to Mrs. Kebler's. Pretty tired.

Apr. 1 Tues. Saw Old National Museum + Smithsonian Institute, Ford Theater + Lincoln Museum. Walked about the Executive Grounds. No one allowed to enter until May 1.

Monday, March 29, 2010

Whip Sockets: The Elijah McCoy of Ypsilanti Manufacturing

Dusty Diary wishes she could take credit for that, but cannot. Her husband remarked that the next time he visited the archives, he would like to read more about things that were manufactured in Ypsilanti, "...beyond whip sockets, which somehow became the Elijah McCoy of Ypsilanti manufacturing." Indeedy.....heckuva boney-moat there, pardner!

Bonus Mystery Spot: Ypsilanti's Schad Block

Here's a picture over at the Bentley that stumped me. I have no idea where the Schad Block was or is, and the clues in the pic help not.

You can see the tobacco store on the left (complete with "wooden Indian" out front. To the left there's the Huron Woolen Co. and something-something millinery shop.

The main building has a distinctive asymmetrical peak, but I'll be hornswoggled if I can puzzle out where this is and the city directories aren't helping!

The cool thing, however, is that you can zoom in super close...close enough to see that the road is littered with road apples, ew. Horsie at right. Spitballin' the date at...oh, 1890 or so? This pic has me thoroughly fuzzelated and swing-bungled, yessir.

Exploring Highland Cemetery

Dusty D has spent most of the last week and weekend perambulatin' through our beautiful Highland Cemetery. I love visiting cemeteries and have probably visited most of the cem's in the county over the past years. Those years of exploration and study of the iconography of local cem's has paid off in a new tour I've written up which hopefully the Chronicle will accept for publication...if they do, it should be published later today.

The 1-hour self-guided tour includes a nice li'l pdf that anyone can just print right out, with a labeled map. There's so much to see that I had to trim it down to just the northern half of Highland...but the southern half is if anything even richer in cool stuff to see, including my favorite, the horseshoe anvil. I'll post when the Chronicle publishes the tour.

Saturday, March 27, 2010

All the glory of man is as the flower of grass

Friday, March 26, 2010

The Hands of Highland Cemetery

Dusty D has been working on writing a small self-guided tour of some of the most beautiful and interesting iconography to be seen in Highland Cemetery.

The guide includes a map to go from spot to spot and a brief explanation of what the various symbols are said to mean. The tour will be a printable pdf and will form my upcoming story for the Ann Arbor Chronicle.

One of the areas of tombstone iconography that fascinate me are the depictions of hands. In Highland, there are hands pointing up to heaven, down-pointing hands holding the "broken chain" of a severed family connection, hands pointing to a book, representing the Bible, hands pointing a scroll curled around an arrow, and this handclasp, representing the deceased being welcomed into Heaven by Jesus.

One wonders, just out of curiosity, if it is the left hand or the right hand depicted here on Tillie Booth's grave that is the hand of Jesus.

Other things included in the tour are: graves showing the "draped urn" symbol, the "sheaf of wheat" symbol, the ivy symbol, and symbols corresponding to occupations and fraternal groups. It also features the three (?) dogs to be seen in Highland.

I'd like to know what you think would be of interest to a visitor not necessarily familiar with Highland. Is there a grave of particular beauty that is a favorite of yours? An unusual symbol you've noticed? I can include a quote by you about it if you give me permission to quote you. Time to go back to the cemetery now for more research!

Ypsilanti Teenager Allie McCullough's 1874 Diary

Mar. 6 Fri. Have had more fun than a little today. Did not go to school this afternoon. Went up to Carrie's to get her to go to the Lyceum with me. She came down and stayed to supper and then we went to Lyceum. There were only two or three fellows there. All of us girls powdered our hair and face until they were as white as snow and they told me I looked splendid with grey hair. We did not stay until it was out. S. went home with us. I stayed at Carrie's and stayed until half past eleven. Durbin was there and we had more fun than a little and some tussles, too. I am surprised at both of those boys and they must be surprised at me.

Mar. 7 Sat. Came home from Carrie's and then went right back up to Aunt Lizzie's to get flowers for Mrs. Busby then I went to have them made into a wreath. We got some lovely flowers, two Calla lilies. Mrs. B. was buried at two this afternoon. I had to stay at home until after they came back and then I went up to the Library and to Joe H. Aunt L. and Clara were here to tea and Uncle John came in the evening. He left Will in Detroit. Marion C. was expected. Then tonight Mary C. and I went to Mary W. Uncle J. came over and stayed all night.

Mar. 8 Sun. It is very stormy or rather windy. I went to Church. There were very few there and stayed to Sunday school. Read all the afternoon. About five o'clock Walter B. (Busby) and Lot and Charlie and Joeann came over. They stayed until nearly church time. I went to church with Ada Johnson. Charlie B. came home with us.

Mar. 9 Mon. Willie came home from his trip today. he brought me a card case and some other things. Carrie N. came down at noon and went to school with me. Came home from school with me and I went over to the depot with her. Anna and Nate were there. Then we to wait a good while, but we had a good talk.

Mar. 10 Tues. Had all my lessons today and had some fun. Carrie W. is mad or has been but she is trying to get over it now. Had a meeting of the Lyceum after school. I am nominated Recording Sec. , the highest office a lady can hold, Linnie Curtis runs against me. I read almost all the evening.

Mar. 11 Wed. Went over to Bell's after school. When I came back I found Carrie N. She stayed all night. We had a good talk. I did not open a book to study. Mr. and Mrs. Podley were here to tea and stayed all night. Belle gave me a present today.

Mar. 12 Thurs. Had another meeting of the Lyceum after school tonight. I have had a gay time all day. Had company to tea. Read in my Library book until quite late.

Mar. 13 Fri. Carrie N. came home from school with me tonight and stayed quite late. After she went I copied my essay and combed my hair. Then Marion came. Belle was here to tea. Went to Lyceum. Had quite a nice time. Was introduced to a Mr. Clark. I had to read and there were a great many visitors. I was not embarrassed.

Mar. 14 Sat. Had company to dinner. Then after I was dressed, Ella L. and Mrs. W. came and I had to entertain them. I went up to Jennie S.'s carrie N. was there. Had quite a little talk and then Strick came. We had a good visit with him. Came home and started quite early but walked very slow. Did not get here until after dark.

Mar. 15 Sun. Did not go to Church, but went to S.S. carrie N. came home with me and stayed to dinner. We went up to the Temperance S.S. and then for a walk. Came home and had a good talk and then went to Church. Will came home with us. We have had a gay old talk and she has given me something to think of for a while and she found out what a certain person thinks of me.

Mar. 16 Mon. Carrie did not stay until school time this morning but went home quite early. Have had all my lessons and some fun. Carrie N. came home from school with me and stayed a little. Mrs. Mongan and Mrs. Willson are here and Belle stayed to tea. We had supper real early and I had a good long time to myself.

Mar. 17 Tues. It rained this morning. I walked up to school this noon with Alfred L. He told me some things that the boys were doing and trusted me not to tell. Mrs. Varmum was here tonight. It is a beautiful night and I want to go up to Carrie's awful bad, but I will not. Durbin will say that I am in a hurry to see him.

Mar. 18 Wed. Durbin and Carrie and Mattie were here and spent the evening. (I shook hands with Durbin). We had a pleasant evening. I have had all of my lessons today. Walked up to school this noon with Jimmy Van Cleve as I am Editress for our next paper which is to be in two weeks. I shall have enough to do. I wanted to go up to Carrie's again tonight, but stayed home.

Mar. 19 Thurs. Walked up to school this morning with Alfred LeGrand. I had a good talk with him. Walked to school this noon with Jimmy Van Cleve. Went up to Carrie's tonight and laughed until I ached. Had a real good time and tussel. Have got some contributions to the paper today.

Mar. 20 Fri. Walked up to school this noon with J. V. C. When I got home tonight I found Carrie N. and Joe Nilock (?). Carrie stayed until dark and Joe stayed to supper and we had a good time. Carrie came and went to Lyceum. Strick was there and we had a good talk with him. We had a gay time during the Lyceum for it was election and they did not (hing?) but challenge votes. I was elected. I had 28 and my opponent 13.

Mar 21 Sat. Went up town this morning to change my book. Carrie N. came down about half past two o'clock and we went up to Anna's. had a real good time and learned how to make baskets, practiced duets, talked and laughed and had a good time in general. Got home about eight.

Mar. 22 Sun. Went to Church in the morning and stayed to Sunday school. Went and played all the afternoon. Charlie B. was here to dinner. Went to Church in the evening as it was a Temperance meeting and the Church was full but I did not enjoy it much for I was almost crushed.

Mar. 23 Mon. Walked to school this morning with Alfred and talked about the election. John Stoddard came over and sat with me this noon and they say that we will have to have the election over again. I hope so for it was ever so much fun. Virginia was not at school today.

Mar. 24 Tues. Mary Voorhees was here and stayed all night. The girls went to the Temperance meeting and I stayed up until they came home. We talked until real late and it was twelve before any of us went to sleep. Had ever so much fun at school today. Eve Sargeant is here and came to school this afternoon. I read all of the evening. Strickland came and invited Will and I up to Jen's tomorrow night.

Mar. 25 Wed. Had all of my lessons today and ever so much fun. Went up to Carrie's to see if she was going to Jennie's. We all went up at about half past six or seven and we had a jolly good time. We had molasses candy and it was so soft that it stuck all over everything. I accidently hurt Mr. S.'s mouth (because) I gave Mr. Hawkins the mitten in a way that made Strickland laugh.

Mar. 26 Thurs. Did not go to school this morning but had a real good time at home. Went this afternoon but came right home, studied all of the afternoon for examinations. Carrie N. came down tonight and we had a good talk. Miss Wortly called. Did not go to bed until quite late and then dreamed of Latin all night.

Mar. 27 Fri. I passed 67 in my Latin examination and 98 in Geometry. Went up to Carrie's after school and she came down town with me. Went to Lyceum, had a good time and a busy time during the social. Joe and Carrie N. had fearful fuss and I attended to the Library quite a little. They tried to impeach Lucking. They had a fearful time, almost afraid they would get fighting, but Lucking was voted back to the chair, then the ights went our and we were in the dark a minute. After a while everything was strait and we adjourned.

Thursday, March 25, 2010

The Trial of Waleatta Wright

Waleatta Wright and Mamie Simmons were summoned to Ypsilanti judge Martin Stadtmiller's court, in the old City Hall on Huron Street, on June 13, 1917.

The charge the two women faced was a serious one. Mamie had been arrested by policeman W. L. Caplin. Stadtmiller found her guilty. In addition to the $4 cost of her prosecution, she was fined $100 [$1,660 today]. She could not pay. Mamie was sentenced to 90 days in the Detroit House of Corrections.

Waleatta, who was black, may have pled innocent. She was not sentenced that day, but the case was sent to trial on June 23. On the 23rd it was adjourned to the 25th at 9 a.m. On June 25 the trial was adjourned again on the motion of prosecuting attorney Lehman (sp?), to June 29, 10 a.m.

On the 29th, Waleatta's case was called at 10 a.m. "All parties in court," notes the court docket, which may have referred to the witnesses, the collection of whom might have been a reason for the trial postponements. The witnesses were carpenter Ed Stitt, DUR lineman Frank Novess and his sons (?) Ross and Robert, paper mill worker Joe Ely, gardener Jerry Ward and his wife, and Clyde Cole and Harold Block. Stitt, Cole, and Ward lived on Norris Street, near the present-day Corner Brewery, which is likely the scene of the offense. The docket indicates that each witness traveled less than one mile to get to court. Each of them was compensated for travel expenses--60 cents.

On the morning of the trial. Waleatta waived a jury trial. "I proceeded to hear and try said cause without a jury," noted Stadtmiller in the docket. "Above witnesses were sworn. No others sworn." The witnesses gave testimony. Stadtmiller concluded, "I found defendant guilty."

Waleatta paid the $15.82 she had accrued in court costs and the $100 fine. Had she not, she would have joined Mamie in the Detroit House of Corrections.

The charge against both women: "using indecent language in front of women and children."

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Let Us Now Praise Famous Logs

"Let Us Now Praise Famous Men" is James Agee and Walker Evans's renowned poetic ethnography about Alabama sharecroppers. The work took the humblest of subjects and elevated it into something enduring, moving, and sublime. The book is perhaps the most famous of WPA projects funded by the New Deal. Margaret Bourke-White's photographic work is another example of a WPA-funded national cultural treasure.

On a smaller scale, so is "Michigan Log Marks," a WPA-funded 1942 study of the identifying log marks used in Northern Michigan logging that, with poetic text, photos, and stunning art, informs and reflects on the logging industry. Introduction:

"Log marks were to Michigan what cattle brands are to the grazing states: symbols of order in a romantic industry that would have been chaotic without them.

"On the open ranges of the West, cattle graze in multitudes in intermingled herds, and each owner claims his stock at round-up time by the registered brand identifying his property.

"In Michigan, billions of board feet of pine logs were cut from fabulous reaches of forests by thousands of operators. They were transported to hundreds of mills on the bosoms of a few great streams, and sorting at destination was made possible by the mark stamped on them before they were entrusted to the confusion of spring-swollen waterways..."

The book reprints the authentic log marks used in the logging regions of the Saginaw, the Northeast, the Muskegon, the Manistee, the Northwest Shore, and the U.P. It describes log camp life and the type of men that were the shanty boys. It summarizes the logging terms that still are a part of the Michigan lexicon. The book almost didn't get made at all: it was funded in 1942, the twilight of the WPA, a program that was phased out just a year later when war work jobs made it seem less necessary.

Dusty D found this treasure at the recent local history conference in Dearborn at the exhibitor's table of Ann Arbor's wonderful West Side Bookshop. I am grateful for such shops that preserve and hand down gems to those who love and cherish them.
Gallery (Click for larger image)

Wednesday Mystery Spot

Despite devious cropping on my part, as usual the Mystery Spot was no problem for Joe, who correctly guessed that this is 209 Pearl, at one time the telephone building.

Now, in keeping with yesterday's "flood" story theme, here's a flooded Mystery Spot. There's one big ol' clue in the photo familiar to faithful readers that should help pin things down. Can you guess? Good luck!

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

New Artifacts at the Archives

Today was an exciting day at the Archives. A passel of new artifacts came in--big, heavy artifacts. My favorite one is this awesome cash register. No fewer than 6 people were clustered around it today, back in the climate-controlled storage area, in a frenzy to 1. tease open the cash drawer and 2. determine its year of make.

I scurried off to look up the serial number on the computer as our museum assistant used careful museumy techniques and delicate museum tools to very gently coax open the cash drawer. He and our Archives director made a bet over the date. Who knows what was in there? A thousand dollars? A love letter delivered to a cashier decades ago and shoved under the drawer in embarrassment? Excitement was at a fever pitch.

I found the serial number corresponded to 1904 and ran off to let our museum assistant know. He and our archives director began a lively debate over the year. Our archives director said that the date could be nailed down by measuring the size of the cash drawer since United States currency was smallified in 1928! Great golly! What a phenomenally interesting fact! He got out a currency book from our library and traced and cut out a sample blank of pre-1928 money to see if it fit in the cash drawer.

It only one drawer. Perplexing.. .confusing... meanwhile, we'd noticed one special row of buttons were labeled "tire tubes," "oil change," "tire service"--it was a cash register from a service station! Which likely puts it later than 1904, when cars were quite rare in town. But not too much later--there are only 4 display flaps to show the money amount charged up. It couldn't ring up more than $99.99.

We still don't know! The drawer may have been swapped out when money was reduced in size, and it's still not clear whether it was powered mechanically by some (missing) ratchet or crank, or whether it was electric. I personally think it's way pre-electric. My own guess is 20s or 30s. How about yours?

That giant Coke sign is pretty cool too. There is no room for it at the Museum, so its future is uncertain at present. But it's safe in the deepest part of the Museum for now. The other visible artifacts are some cool old scales. Phew! Coolness blowout!

Ancillary Materials for Flood Story

Here are some ancillary materials (below) that I looked at to write the story of the March 23, 1904 flood, posted here in case you'd like to peruse 'em too. Click for larger image.

1. Photo of part of Henry Scovill's lumber operation on Frog Island. Here we are standing on the northeastern part of Frog Island looking south-southeast. On our right, out of view, are the numerous buildings of Scovill's lumber yard. To the left, on the mainland bank, are stored logs. Lots of times farmers would cut their lumber, haul it to Ypsi, and Scovill would cut it to order. In left rear is the old Depot. The freighthouse is visible, as is a now-vanished storage building behind the also-visible Depot Town buildings. The storage building was used for storage of extra hay presses from the old hay press plant just northeast of Forest Avenue and the river.

2. Photo labeled 1895 of Scovill's lumber yard. Here we are on the millrace bridge at the southeastern part of the island. This is the bridge that was obliterated in the flood, stranding the men on Frog Island. Today it is the southeastern bit of the running track. Here's a then and now comparison. In left rear is the big underwear factory.

3. Portrait of Henry Scovill, head of the lumber yard. Scovill was mayor of Ypsilanti from 1881-1884 and 1900-1901. You can see the strength and clarity of character that kept him working at his lumber yard until he was killed in an accident--at age 86.

4. 1914 receipt for C. S. Smith's purchases at Scovill's. You can see the address is N. Huron street, just by the bend. Because of the flood, Scovill moved his yard from Frog Island to here. He hesitated because the Frog Island yard had been powered by hydro, which was cheap, and he'd have to convert to electricity. However, he successfully made the move.

5. Civil War discharge papers for Corporal Scovill. He was one of the first to sign up at Lincoln's first call for Michigan volunteers. Apparently his term of service was only 3 months. I don't know if he served another term. Note that this dynamic and life-filled man was a mere 5 feet 7 inches tall.

6. Photo of Amasa Scovill, Henry's father. Dusty D has a chair (my favorite one) not unlike Mr. Scovill's.

7. A little map of Depot Town I made to understand the fabric of it, since Bracy's boss had a grocery here. There were 5 groceries, 3 restaurants, 2 meat dealers (directly opposite each other), 2 lawyers, and one coal dealer, cigarist, shoemaker, hardware dealer, baker, barber, painter, furniture dealer, hotelier, druggist, and jeweler. I used the 1905 info because generally the city directories lag a bit behind the actual year in question, so this is probably pretty accurate for 1904. Green is current businesses, red is 1904 businesses, and blue is residents living above the shops.

8. Obituary cards for Scovill, his wife Mary, and his son William. There are 73,000 of these in the Archives.

9. & 10. history of the Scovill lumber co.

11. Undated story (prob. 1962) about the demise of Ypsilanti lumber companies.

12. Scovill's 1929 obituary. He is buried in Highland Cemetery.

Hope you liked those! There was even more stuff, but as my mom says, "there's a limit." :)

The Bridge-Busting Flood of 1904

Today is the 116th anniversary of a monster Huron River flood that almost obliterated Ypsi's string of bridges, and swept an entire Frog Island business away (but only slightly delayed a grocery order). Here's the tale.

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.Mar. 18 Tues. Did not get home until after 8 o'clock. Heard rehearsal for Senior Chapel Exercises tomorrow.

Mar. 19 Wed. Well, Chapel is over for the Seniors this year. Our Chapel was a great success. Lillian staid with Mrs. & Mr. Drake Mon. night.

Mar. 20 Thurs. Lillian & I are out because she slept with them. Shameful. She is sorry though & I suppose the quarrel will soon end. She gave me a beautiful corset cover.

Mar. 21 Fri. Senior Try Outs again tonight. Supper & then went to the Movies with Lillian & Mrs. Drake.

Mar. 22 Sat. Worked all morning--swept, dusted, etc. Lillian & Frances Seeley called & Miss Laird & I went over to depot & down town.

Mar. 23 Sun. Went down to see Rob. Made out the monthly report and attended church services in the evening. Mr. Ryan talked about "The New Day for Turkey."
Mar. 24 Mon. Honor students chosen. Arthur Stuart & Helen Perry. Planning for the Washington D.C. trip.

Mar. 25 Tues. School fair. Have not seen Lillian today. I am planning to leave Fri. eve.

Saturday, March 20, 2010

All the glory of man is as the flower of grass