This is part two of a series featuring diary entries written by my maternal grandmother when she was 11 years old and living on Lopez Island, Washington. To read from the beginning, click here.
Mon., Jan. 7, 1907. Ther. ? Wea. c.c.
We went to school and had lots of fun. Nina and I got 100 in spelling. I went in to Eatons for some things Mr. Hodgons [sic] brought us and got odd little lass [probably An Odd Little Lass: A Story for Girls, by Jessie E. Wright, published 1898] from Nina. Going to bed now and read our pillows.
Tues., Jan. 8, 1907. Ther. ? Wea. c.c.
This has been a beautiful clear day. I got 100 in spelling. We took down our Xmas decorations today. Carl was Mischief. Arthur and Arnie were absent. Nina and I had lots of fun. Played a game of cards till I was beat.
Wed., Jan. 9, 1907. Ther. ? Wea. good.
We had a ride to school the roads are intolerable. Papa [Alma’s stepfather, Mr. Farnsworth] went to Port Stanley. It was nice at school today. We broak [sic] our secrets. Mama and teacher went down to Thomsons. We stayed with Eaton girls until they came back.
Thurs., Jan. 10, 1907. Ther. ? Wea. cold.
We went to school. It has been a cold and clear day. And things have happened today just the same as any other day. Three scholars were absent they were boys. did not do anything of any importance today. We are all well.
Fri., Jan. 11, 1907. Ther. ? Wea. c.w.
It snowed. Well today us girls were at the chart looking at pictures. We have no secrets only those that we all have they are fine. Edith and I found a note [money, presumably] on the road. Oh I broke the mail key on the way home. Papa was to Ri_son [Richardson] he walked it has been warmer today.
Sat., Jan. 12, 1907. Ther. 19 Wea. c.c.
It has been a cold cold day. Nothing has happened today because I haven’t been outdoors only to go to the mailbox papa and I went and brot [sic] it home we locked it but we can’t get the key out of the lock. Mama is not very well. I hope she will get well soon.
Sun., Jan. 13, 1907. Ther. 16 Wea. cold.
I didn’t do anything to-day it has been very very cold. Mama Alexa and I were reading. We wrote to grandma and grandpa [Alexander Thomson and Margaret Moffat Thomson in Minto, North Dakota (unless they had already relocated to North Battleford, Saskatchewan)] Oh it has been lonesome. I was weighed. I drew some pictures to-night well good-night.
Mon., Jan. 14, 1907. Ther. 19 Wea. cold.
[illegible] noon Lehman girls and us went down to Anderson’s marsh. After school we all went down to Fagerholms and had a fine time. I had a good sleigh ride. I have started the life of Calvin I am interested. Miss Laubach was with us children.