Tuesday, March 22, 2011

The 1890 Diary of Abba Owen

Newest chapter in an ongoing serialization of the 1888 diary of Abba Owen, daughter of Ypsilanti mineral water baron Tubal Cain Owen and Anna (Stowe Foote) Owen. The Owens lived in a now-vanished house near the current day Roosevelt School building on EMU, where Tubal also had his magical and very profitable well.

Sunday March 16th: A pleasant but windy day. Mr. Moore, Eber, and I went to lunch this morning Mr. Post made us a call as usual. I wrote to Nellie Whiting.

Monday March 17th: Pleasant. Ebe and Mr. Moore went to Ann Arbour this A.M. Mr. Sudirk was here to-night.

Tuesday March 18th: Looked as if it would rain all day. Mama and I went to Sappho this A.M. Papa is going to Chicago to-night. Made grandma a visit this afternoon.

Wensday, March 19th: A damp day. Richard and I played a violin duet ("Souvenir d'Alamange arranged by Prof. Suderer) at a musical given by the ladies of the Congregational Church at Mr. Child's.

Thursday March 20th: A very pleasant day. Took mama to society and after society we went to church. Mr. Suderer stop overone train to-night to play [under?]

Friday March 21st: A lively warm day. Margarite Gilbert and I rode all the afternoon. Mr. Moon came home with Eber to-night.

Saturday March 22nd: A pleasant day. Miss Gray and Margarete Gilbert spent the afternoon and took tea and spent the evening. We took pictures in the afternoon and in the evening we had scherades [charades?] and had a lovely time.

Tune in next Tuesday for another look at Abba's doings.

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