EGC-BIO-019 Edna G. Culver Diary 1922
Sun 1 Aunt Lucinda Bossingham here. Jerome, Ted, and I went skating in p.m. Was wonderful out on the ice. Stayed all p.m. In the evening played cards until 11:30.
Mon 2 Blanche came out this p.m. to study. Didn't do much tho'. Played cards for awhile this evening. Jerome went back to work.
Tue 3 Back to school again. Seems good to see the kids again, but isn't much fun to get back to work. Took down xmas tree this p.m.
Wed 4 B. called up. Got back late Monday night. At school all day. Nothing much happened. Was to see Margaret at chem. but she didn't come.
Thu 5 At school all day. Margaret didn't come to Physiology as she was sick. Her mother called up this morning.
Fri 6 B. wanted to come out but I told him I was busy. Guess he was sore when he hung up.
Sat 7 Worked in chem. part of the p.m. Adeline, [illeg.] and I then went to see Fiske O'Hara but couldn't get in. Went to mixer in evening. Mr. B. wanted to brink me home but it was too late. He would have had to walk back.
Sun 8 Went to Church but nearly went to sleep. Went down to the lake this p.m. and then to [illeg.]'s. B. out this evening. Went home rather sore.
Mon 9 Got up early & helped wash before going to school. Letter from Elmer saying he was [shorthand], nothing [illeg.].
Mon 10 Betty & I took our lunch. Worked in chem. until 3:30 then went to Physics. Got home about 7. Didn't eat our lunch until after 3. Florence Miller called up for me to come to a party.
Wed 11 Didn't go to school until ten this A.M. Seemed good. Have an exam a week from today in chem.
Thu 12 Went to euthenics club. Good program. Worked in Physics from 4:30 - 5:30.
Fri 13 Betty & I went to chem. at 8. Took our lunch along and then ate there as we had lecture at one. Went to Physics lab but didn't do much.
Sat 14 Worked in chem. for awhile this p.m. Betty & I had lunch there. This evening went to dinner at Bayley's. Had good time even if I did get lost before I got there.
Sun 15 Stayed home & studied all day. B. called up and wanted me to go to Church & then to a show. Didn't go.
Mon 16 Didn't feel like doing anything al day. Went to Orph to see Helen Keller this evening. B. was sore when he went [shorthand].
Tue 17 Betty and I worked in chemistry until 2:30 then studied with Blanche until after five.
Wed 18 Left sewing early and registered. Walked home but didn't get there until late.
Thu 19 Left Physiology early and went over to chemistry. Worked there until five. Walked home. Sewing exam.
Fri 20 worked in chemistry from 3:30-4:30 this p.m. also from 8-10. Saw Dean James about French Sure am glad not to take it any more.
Sat 21 Studied chemistry all afternoon and evening. Physics lab exam this morning
Sun 22 Studied all day. Fire at Hills store tonight. Mighty cold today. Louie said it was 8 below about 11 o'clock.
Mon 23 Chem. exam. Don't think I hit it very well. Made sat part of my program. Guess I'll be a vocational major.
Tue 24 Studied physics all day except when I stopped to eat. letter from Elmer. He didn't say anymore about [shorthand].
Wed 25 Studied French all forenoon and had my examp this p.m. Rather hard. Got an Ex in chem. Studied physics all evening.
Thu 26 Had my physics exam this A.M. It sure was a surprise to most of us. Styied Physiology all p.m. and evening.
Fri 27 Studied physiology all day and evening. It sure is tiresome studying all the time.
Sat 28 Got 90 in French, 93 in Physics. Wrote my Physiology exam. It wasn't hard but made some foolish mistakes. Frances and I went shopping this P.M. Ted called up and went skating with him. [shorthand]
Sun 29 Folks went to Oregon. Frances and I went for a walk all over town. Tonight wrote to Geo. and Elmer. Wonder if Geo will stop off on his way home. Wish he could.
Mon 30 Washed this A.M. Saw Miss Arbogast this P.M. & had my program signed. Bot some material to sew on.
Tue 31 Ironed this A.M. Got Good in Physiology. Served this P.M. [illeg.] in & wanted me to go back with him. Didn't go as I haven't time now.
Wed 1 Margaret out this P.M. and stayed for supper. She sure is a fine girl. Rained a good share of the day.
Thu 2 Pretty cold today. Went to sewing club tonight. Had a good lunch afterwards.
Fri 3 Paid my fees this p.m. Had a letter from Elemr this p.m. Bot a pair of shoes this afternoon and went to look on at the Prom tonight. Had lunch in Frances' office. Nearly dead when we got home.
Sat 4 Went down to the Home Ec building. Saw Margaret. Frances and I went shopping this P.M. Tonight Ted and I went skating. He sure is a fine fellow to go with. B. called up and wanted to go to a show but couldn't.
Sun 5 Stayed at home all day. Leonard and family in this P.M. for supper.
Mon 6 Back to school again. Didn't do much this a.m. as we didn't have any labs. Signed up for Gym. Think Home Ec 32 will be very interesting.
Tue 7 Started music and Psychology today. Don't believe I shall like music very well as at least Dr. Mills. Saw B.
Wed 8 Examined the microscope this a.m. Started to sew in Home Ec.
Thu 9 Had to go way out to the Ag Chem Bldg. for Psychology - Don't like that very well as we had to hurry back too fast. Went to Euthenics meeting.
Fri 10 Went to see "The Beggar's Opera". Was good. Rather unusual. It was a little wild but I enjoyed it somewhat.
Sat 11 No school. It sure seems good. Frances and Juanita here this A.M. Stayed home all day.
Sun 12 Stayed home all day. Didn't even clear up until late this P.M. Read some but studied mostly. It sure will seem good when June comes.
Mon 13 Saw B. this noon. Wants me to go to the dance Sat. night. Really don't care to go but told him I would anyway. Guess he thinks I don't want to go with him. Possibly he is right.
Tue 14 Nothing much happened. Same old routine. Classes, Gym, walk home, study.
Wed 15 Had a letter from Elmer. I really do miss him. Wish he would come to Madison once in a while as I would like to see him again. Suppose when he does come it will be the same old thing to come up again.
Thu 16 Sewing club tonight but didn't go. Had too much studying to do. I sure do get sick of it. Wish I could have a vacation once.
Fri 17 Pumpkin Hollow program tonight. [illeg.] and I went. It was very good. Don't know when I have enjoyed anything so much as this.
Sat 18 Went to the agric hall with B and had a fine time there [illeg.]We couldn't agree. Sat in the car for some [illeg.]scraping after we got hom. He sure is stubborn and won't see things my way. Had the pleasure of telling him what I thought of him anyway. I don't want to go places with him but won't bother me when I tell him why.
Sun 19 Intended to go on a hike this morning. Got up before six but it began to rain. So didn't go. Was over to Orley's tonight. Must write to Elmer now.
Mon 20 Had a letter from Geo this P.M. He thinks that I ought to like the idea of going [illeg.] with [[illeg.] wonderful if I was still going to Arizona. Sure am some day wish we stop here on his way home. Suppose if he does E. will be here at the same time thinks that I will be worth [illeg.] [shorthand].
Tue 21 Seats arranged in Psycholy. Sat next to Mr. Nettile. [illeg.] during lecture as I didn't get very much out of it. Adell'as sick again. She sure has a hard time of it. Icy.
Wed 22 Went to Frances' for tea. Met Mary and Jane Blanche & Adaline. Terribly icy but had a good time. No school. Had a car ride home. Mary and Jane sure are fine girls. Want me to come over some time to study. Guess I'll go.
Thu 23 Back to school again. [illeg.] doing it. M[illeg.] late because she had to give her canaries a bath. She sure is a fine kid. Wish I was more like her. Went to library and then to Euthenics. Fine program.
Fri 24 Went to sleep in Physics this P.M. Adalia's not there. Rather lonesome without her. Then regular dumb bell in Psy[illeg.]. Don't see how I'll come out.
Sat 25 [illeg.] Irene and I were going on a hike but & Nina didn't show up. Went to lib then and read for awhile. Came home & studied. Seemed funny not to go somehwere.
Sun 26 Stayed home all day. Was going on a hike with Dad but didn't. Out to Hansons. Studied, slept & read. Ida called up. Must go and see her soon.
Mon 27 Nothing of any importance happened. As usual went to sleep during Physics lecture. Stayed at the lib until late.
Tue 28 Margaret not at Psychology lecture. Had to take care of [illeg.]. Walked over to Music Hall with [shorthand].
Wed 1 Sewing Club met. Stayed at the lib until six then walked home. Sure had to work some. Studied some after the girls left. Frances sick so she couldn't come.
Thu 2 Stayed at the lib again until late. Sure do have a lot of outside reading to do. Studied until late.
Fri 3 Test im Textiles but didn't have time tin finish it. Jerome came home tonight. Frances came with him.
Sat 4 Sewed all forenoon. Went up town in afternoon. stayed home tonight and studied. Ted came sat for dinner. visited and danced this P.M.
Sun 5 Tonight went to the open house meeting at U.W. with Eleanor. Good program. Mother not feeling very well all day.
Mon 6 Miss Bemis brought Adelia & a cake over. Sure was good. Mother sick but won't go to bed. Letter from [illeg.].
Tue 7 didn't go to class until ten. Mother in bed all day. Mabel [illeg.]. Harper said Mother has grip.
Wed 8 Dr. Harper out again and told Ruth mother had penumonia. Had a nurse come tonight. She sure is sick. Dr. Taylor out tonight.
Thu 9 Mother very sick tonight. Dr. Taylor & Harper both here. Temperature up to 104. Even the nurse is worried. Sent for Aunt Maria. Also [illeg.] Leonard to come [illeg.].
Fri 10 Aunt Maria came tonight. Mother still very sick. Seemed a little better tonight. Hope she keeps on improving.
Sat 11 Washed clothes & cleaned today. Mother seems some better. Both doctors said she was improving. Don't know when I've been so tired as tonight. Leonard in.
Sun 12 Mother seems not as well this afternoon. The doctor hasn't been here yet so don't know what he'll say. Temperature not bad.
Sun 9 Last Exam today. Now for a short vacation.
Sat 10 Cyclone this A.M. thru Westport. Did a great deal of damage.
Sun 11 Drove out thru Westport to see damage done by cyclone. Buildings & trees all blown down in some places.
Fri 23 Went out to Windsor after Lawns but they couldn't come back with me. Worked for Ruth this p.m.
Sat 24 Registered for summer school. Am getting a little bit afraid [illeg.] what I am talking[?]. Ethyl here for summer school.
Mon 26 School begins again. Social Origins very interesting. At the lib all afternoon.
Tues 4 Went out to Lawn's to help Dad plant potatoes. Cut them up for him. Slept all afternoon and evening.
Sat 15 Went to the Lake this P.M. Ruth and I moved some of the things down and the rest came later. Roads terrible in evening. Rained.
Sun 16 At the lake. Ruth and I went after Aunt Tina but she couldn't come. Ted down. Went swimming in the P.M. Loafed most of the time.
Mon 17 Went to the practice cottage this p.m. Dinner passed over fine. Expect to have lots of fun.
Tue 18 At the cottage but didn't do much. Miss Gerty Cook [illeg.] had fine meals.
Wed 19 Lillian head cook today. Helped her some as Miss Gerty's folks came to surprise her. Miss Lake is wonderful.
Thu 20 Assistant cook and it was guest day. At that didn't do so bad. Even remembered the doilies.
Fri 21 Head cook and had an exam in Social Origins. Everything was pretty good anyway. Left the cottage and went to the lake with Ruth [illeg.]
Sat 22 Drove up in the mud to my nine o'clock. Went back to the lake in the afternoon and then went swimming. Stepped on a couple of stones and cut my foot.
Sun 23 A drizzle all day. Could hardly walk. Moved back to town this p.m. Wish we could have stayed longer.
Mon 24 Went swimming this evening with Jerome. Wish I could swim like he can.
Wed 26 Went swimming again but nearly froze to death. Water was too cold.
For some reason, Grandma had altered the dates in her diary for Sat. 8 - Mon. 31, resulting in a week of entries out of order. I've retained the order they appear in the diary, rather than chronological order.
Sat 8 Elmer in town. Called up & came out. Intends to stay here now it seemed good to see him.
Sun 9 I worked all day on my calorie report. It sure is a terrible thing to make balance.
Sat 29 Elmer in town. Came out. It seems he is going to stay here now. Seemed kind of good to see him again. Drove to Middleton.
Sun 30 Folks went to Oregon this evening but I stayed home as Elmer was coming out. Rained some. [shorthand]
Tue 1 Went to the circus with Elmer, Walter & Emily. Was good only I was too tired to enjoy it. Louie's birthday.
Fri 4 Final exams. Not ver hard but am sure glad they are over with.
Sun 6 Went out to Windsor. Late in coming back but Elmer waited for me. Drove to Middleton with Ruth and Louie.
Wed 9 Drove to McFarland after groceries. Spent most of the p.m. Finished my lavender dress.
Thu 10 Went to the Arton to a movie. Fairly good. Elmer wants me to go on a picnic Sunday to Sauk. Don't want to go but suppose I will.
Fri 11 Mother & I went to Windsor to missionary meeting. Mabel served. Late in coming home.
Sat 12 Tried to get uncle Albert's to tell them we were coming down Sunday but they didn't answer.
Sun 13 Went to Devil's Lake. Had a good time only it was too late to get home. Door locked so had to ring bell. Nearly two o'clock.
Mon 14 Washed clothes and then slept most of the day.
Tue 15 Elmer called up saying he was going to the Fort[?] for a few days to install a light plant. Will call up when he comes back.
Sat 19 Worked for Ruth this p.m. George called up this evening [Grandpa mentions in one of his biographies a George Wasserberger, whom he befriended in the service. Is this that George?]. Didn't stop over as long as Elmer wasn't here. Went straight home.
Sun 20 Didn't do anything all day. Ruth and Louie had the car and it was too hot to walk. Wish George had stayed over - would have liked to have seen him.
Mon 21 Began work this morning. Was rather busy as I had to send out considerable [illeg.] Ruth & Louie got back tonight. Wrote to Frances.
Tue 22 Pretty dull at the office. Nothing to do.
Wed 23 Read most of the day. Wrote to George or rather finished the letter I had begun. Card from Elmer saying he is in S. Dakota.
Thu 24 Went to the fair this p.m. Nearly dead when I got home. Then Elmer wanted me to go back again. Didn't tho! He just got back.
Fri 25 Elmer came up to the office this p.m. and came out tonight. [shorthand] 2 years [shorthand]
Sat 26 Got off from the office early and slept the rest of the afternoon. Beginning of the 32nd Reunion. [A reference to the 32d Division, U.S.A., Reunion held in Madison Aug 26-29, 1922. This must be the Division Grandpa served in.]
Sun 27 Len & Mabel in for supper. Went to a matinee & and to the Orpheum & Elmer in the evening. Was fair. Had quite a time [shorthand].
Mon 28 Back to work with a sore throat. Went to McFarland this evening Ida went along.
Tue 29 Last of the reunion. Field day. Worked or rather slept all p.m. Watched the parade in the morning.
Wed 30 Read & slept all day. Went to bed early trying to cure my cold. Agnes Lewis out.
Thu 31 Sat in the office all bandaged up but my throat no better. Went to bed early. Letter from Adaline. Sure was glad to hear from her.
Fri 3 The doctor examined my throat again. It is full of tiny ulcers. It sure is sore as well as stiff. Makes me sick all over. Wrote to my best little pal.
Sat 2 Jerome & Orville came up on Orville's car. Went shopping afer work. Slept all evening. Elmer wanted to come out but told him to wait until my cold is better.
Sun 3 Jerome went swimming but was afraid to go in. Went along & watched. Orville sore because I didn't call him up last spring. He wanted to go to a dance but didn't go.
Mon 4 Washed. Mother & I took Dad to Oregon in evening (wouldn't take us so we went anyway. They sure were surprised.
Tue 5 Went to Sunset Point for a wiener roast. Had a fine time even if I couldn't talk out load. Wish I could do [shorthand] E. [shorthand] voted. Watched election returns.
Wed 6 E. starts working nights now so won't see much of him. Wanted to go to Baraboo but couldn't today.
Thu 7 Got my grades for summer school this P.M. Drove to Baraboo & stayed all night. Juanity & I went swimming at Devil's Lake in the evening. Got wet going up.
Fri 8 Went to Mirror Lake this A.M. & Devil's Lake this P.M. Had dinner at Aunt Bena's Aunt Luella's came back & us. Ate so many apples that I was nearly sick. Sure like Francis & Juanita.
Sat 9 Went up town this P.M. Read part of the evening & then went to bed.
Sun 10 Bed all day. Read most of the day and slept the rest. Harriet came over to take me for a ride but I was in bed so couldn't go. Read all evening.
Mon 11 Went up town this P.M. Served this A.M. * tonight. Was up to the Beaver's office * they said Elinore is going to start school. Good for her.
Tue 12 Ironed all morning. Went picking hazel nuts this P.M. Got about a sack and a half.
Wed 13 Served all morning. Intented to go to Windsor but didn't. Had to see the doctor & it rained hard all evening as so couldn't drive out.Registered this P.M.
Thu 14 Served this morning and went to Windsor this P.M. Stayed for supper as Leonard wasn't home.
Fri 15 Cleaned this A.M. & went down to the H. Ec Bldg this P.M. but couldn't fix up my program. Took Florence home afterwards. Letter from Ges. [shorthand] Is teaching in Pontiac. Hope he likes it.
Sat 16 Went up town this P.M. Talked to Elmer. Wants to come out Sun. P.M. Haven't seen him for quite awhile as he is still working nights. Don't know how much longer he [shorthand].
Sun 17 Dad & Leo. went to Monroe. Mabel here for dinner. Intended to go to Oregon but their car was on the bum so couldn't. Went to see "The Storm". Good. Went down to meet Adaline but the train was in.
Mon 18 Had my program OK'd Went to Sun Prairie in the P.M. and then down to see Adaline. Seemed good to see her again.
Tue 19 Ironed this A.M. Saw Adaline this P.M. Also Miss Arbogast. ASked her about getting a job as Head Buyer. She said it wasn't hard. Elmer out in the evening. Saw "The Good Provider" at the Majestic. Didn't like it. Told Elmer I was going to ditch him and find someone who liked to walk.
Wed 20 Started classes but didn't do a great deal this A.M. Don't think I'll like Home Ec 4 or Miss Shairer. 17 is going to be interesting.
Thu 21 Didn't do anything in 12. Miss Arbogast suggests that I change to Textile Major now.
Fri 22 Miss Shairer changed me to the Sat. section of Home Ec 4 so guess I'll drop it. Went to a mixer at the [illeg.] Had a fair time. Louie & Ruth called for me.
EGC-BIO-020 Edna G. Culver Diary 1924
Tue 1 Was out to Windsor. Went out last night. Ruth, Louie, Elmer & I came home on the evening train. Pretty cold - 12 below this morning. Elmer stayed all night. Had another little discussion with him tonight -- same as usual.
Wed 2 Myrtle married Sun. Folks out to Windsor so I was cook. Elmer helped me as he washed dishes and ironed. Stayed until about 2:30. Same old question. Saw the doctor about my [illeg.] Wrote to Elinor & Geo.
Thu 3 School started today and I was there on time. Sure do hate it. Wish I had never started as I would have been better off. Stayed home all afternoon. Theo Larson dead.
Fri 4 Came home from school early this afternoon. Went over to Daley's for supper. 12° below zero when we came home. Frances came home with us. Adaline showed her diamond today but I don't like it as it looks like glass.
Sat 5 25—30° below zero this morning. Studied some this P.M. Ethel H. here tonight. Missed her train. Elmer out. Played rummey & euchre awhile. New proposition tonight.
Sun 6 Ethel here all day. Studied H.E. 20 all P.M. and part of evening. Played 500 awhile. Proposition still good. I [shorthand] promise. [shorthand] couple. Wish I [shorthand]
Mon 7 School again today. Spent a couple of hours at the lib this morning. Thought about the proposition again but _____, saw Helen Kinney. Wants me to go bowling.
Tue 8 Had a letter from Josie. Would like to see her again. At the lib all morning. Sure am tired of school. Would like to quit now. Warm today. Saw Rose.
Wed 9 A little over 2 more weeks to vacation & exams. Guess I'll take snap courses next semester. Am sick of working all the time. Rained a little this afternoon.
Thu 10 Started to storm this AM. Learned how to bandage this A.M. This P.M. worked on my course of study but didn't anywheres near finish it. Studied all evening. Another argument tonight. Glad I wasn't in it. Louie out of town.
Fri 11 At the lib all P.M. Rught & I went to see "Blossom Time' at the Parkway. Very good. Singing was wonderful. Eight Home Ec girls in "[illeg.]gger Heaven" with us.
Sat 12 Excused from Millinery to hear Dr. McCollum. Rather disappointed in his voice. Good. Painted all P.M. elmer out tonight. Jerome home so played "500" 1.00 before I got to bed as we played late & E. wouldn't go home.
Sun 13 Slept late. Went skating with Jerome and Elmer. Wonderful out. Rather cold but didn't mind it. Elmer here all day. Aunt Tina & Lucilla[?] 500 most> of the day. So sleepy & sick tonight I could hardly play. Several of Edw's pals here tonight. Another [illeg.] with E. Don't know what I'll do with him.
Mon 14 Snowed a little this morning. Came home right after class & helped with working. Studied all evening until real late. Didn't accomplish much in 20 this P.M. Will be glad when it is over with.
Tue 15 Rather warm today. Elmer called up tonight. Said he couldn't get tickets to the basketball game Sat. night but got tickets for "The Gingham Girl".
Wed 16 Getting colder tonight. Mabel & Mrs. S. in. So cold in the house we nearly froze to death. I don't seem to accomplish much in Costume Design. Am glad it is nearly over with.
Thu 17 Made out my program this morning. No more Hom Ec courses! Would like to take 97 & Mrs. Hillstrome but can't. Will have to take them later.
Fri 18 At the lib this P.M. Elmer wanted me to go to the basketball game between Oregon and W.H.S. but I was too busy. Louie went.
Sat 19 Saw a baby bathed at the hospital. I [illeg.] wish I had one. Painted this P.M. Went to see the Gingham Girl tonight. It was rather good. As usual Elmer stayed late. Wish he would go home earlier. Did my dress in gray, black & white after he left. Cold [illeg.]
Sun 20 Painted all afternoon. Went to see the Parkway. Very good acting on part of the dog. Painted some more after I came home. Didn't get to bed until about one. Very cold. Lester came in today.
Mon 21 Came home early and helped wash. Studied as usual until late tonight. Wish I could go to bed early once. [illeg.] tonight. Not bad tho'.
Tue 22 W.H.S. gils served tea this P.M. Had tea, salted pecans, chocolate and white cup cakes. [illeg.] sandwiches and date & fig sandwiches like jelly roll cake. Very good. Birthday card from Elmer. Worked until 1:30 tonight. Rather warm.
Wed 23 My birthday! Irene's also. She is 21. Sterling brush from Elmer. He was out for supper and brought a cycloma plant. Rather surprised me. Guess it was nearly one before he went home. Same old reason.
Thu 24 Didn't go to school today as I went to the hospital Saturday. Finished my courses of study. Worked on my sanifler[?] Lester didn't go to school today. Sick he said.
Fri 25 Two more stories to rewrite for Journalism! Will the work never end? Exam in H.E. 20. this P.M. but not very hard. Miss Liland wants me to fix over one of my dresses for the short course which means more work for tonight. Betty, Marion & I studied 96 at Marion's room, sure like Marion must ask her out. Wind very cold.
Sat 26 Millinery exam but not hard. Hope I got a 9 out of 9 in the course. Worked until 3 this P.M. on fixing my design. Came home and went shopping. Bot brown goods for dress. Very cold today. Elmer out so we played "500" He & Ruth won most of the games. Told him about B.
Sun 27 Tried to figure out mahjong this morning. Rewrote a story for Journalism this P.M. and slept some. Worked on Journalism all evening. Warmer today.
Mon 28 Helped wash this morning, then took my House Man[?] note book down to Miss Dodge. Studies this P.M. Elmer called up -- wants me to go to [illeg.] play but guess I won't.
Tue 29 Exam in Journalism this P.M. Had to write a story. Don't think I did very well. Walked up town & went up to the office. Weight only 106.5. Guess I'll have to drink milk.
Wed 30 Washed curtains this morning and registered his P.M. Elmer out tonight. Stayed home all evening. Said he might quit school and work for Taylor's. Maybe he will be better off. Says he is going to get a Dodge if he does.
Thu 31 Mother went to [illeg.] Uncle Rob. Went down to the Home Ec. Bldg. this P.M. Tried to study all evening but slept most of the time. Dad is in Oregon. Warm today almost like spring.
Fri 1 Classes this A.M. and then went down to the Home Ec Bldg. after my note book. Studied some. Came home and ironed and pressed. Mother & Dad came home. Decided to have party [illeg.] Elmer tomorrow night. Warm.
Sat 2 Worked all day getting ready [shorthand] party. Made birthday cake & candles. Surprised him [illeg.] the cake but he suspected something. Dandy time as the bunch mixed [illeg.]cc Albert & Elmer both stayed all night. Six of them slept in the attic.
Sun 3 Didn't get to bed until 3:30 this A.M. Am glad we surprised Elmer even if he did think it was too much work. He sure appreciated it. Hope we can have more parties together. Sure will have some if we are ever married. Wish he was out here today but he has an examp tomorrow and must study. I must also for Tuesday. Slept all P.M. & studied this evening.
Mon 4 Washed this morning and studied the rest of the day. Woul have liked to have heard the lecture this P.M. at the short course. Stormed all day. Very cold.
Tue 5 Studied this morning and had my exam this P.M. rather a funny exam. Elmer out tonight. Played 500 with Pa and Leonard for awhie. Leonard went home on the night train.
Wed 6 Ironed this morning. This P.M. Betty & I went to the short curse lectures & reported to Miss Langdon on them. Heard Dean Russel talk in Alaska tonight. Wish I could go there sometime. As usual Elmer wouldn't go home until morning.
Thu 7 At the Home Ec Bldg all morning. This P.M. heard a fine talk on [illeg.] coverings. Ruth, D. & I went out to Ida's tonight. Heard considerable gossip as usual from De Forest. Uncle Art here. Didn't get home until late.
Fri 8 At the Home Ec Bldg this Aa.M. but didn't see anyone interested in exhibits. Visited all morning with the other kids there. Took Mother to the short course this P.M. very good. Served all evening. Guess I'll take the civil service the first of March.
Sat 9 Worked on my aprons all moring & part of the afternoon. Saw DA Harper and he said he was glad Iwas going to take the exam in March. Went to the auto show tonight. The Dodge [illeg.] is a fine looking car Wish I had one. Played "500" a little while after the show.
Sun 10 Uncle Rob here. E. out al day. Played 500 this P.M. and went to a show tonight. Stayed [shorthand] session [shorthand] I really don't know [shorthand] either [shorthand] quit [shorthand] also [shorthand] I don't want to do that. Hope things turn out different.
Mon 11 First day [shorthand] Don't like it at all. Don't like Ross very well. I am afraid of both his and Abby's courses. Worked o0n my thesis [shorthand] P.M. Wrote to Rachel & Frances. Had my [illeg.]
Tue 12 Believe that I shall like most of my work this semester altho' I expect to have to work. Studied this P.M. at the lib & tonight. Heard some Russian lecture this P.M. Could hardly [shorthand] him. Warm like spring.
Wed 13 At the lib this P.M. and went to the Russian lecture again. A little better. Studied at the lib and at home tonight Warm.
Thu 14 Euthenics tonight but I didn't stay long. Elmer out. Brot me a valentine a box of candy. Went up to Taylor's to hear a concert. Hansen & Marth there. Fair. Wasn't very nice to E. but I was tired & he would not go hom Miss Manning wants me to tea[?]
Fri 15 Tried to see Miss Maslart this morning but couldn't. Studied most of the day and evening but didn't accomplish much. Talked to Margaret awhile tonight. Must sew tomorrow or at least mend some clothes. Cold again today.
Sat 16 Mended all day. Frances here a few minutes this P.M. Mabel in Baraboo and the East Side High played basketball tonight. The Gould family here all night. Went to the game and a show afterwards. Good game Wis beat Illinois. Now we are in the lead.
Sun 17 Aunt Luella's here all day. Studied some. Frances over for dinner. Ruth wants a party Wash. birthday but I don't so had a scrap. Her friends were too good for mine before now I don't want anything to do [illeg.] them. Elmer out.
Mon 18 At the lib all afternoon. We to the 75th birthday of the U.W tonight with Betty. Very good only we were nearly killed trying to get some cake. Ruth found fault with me again because I went out. Seems I can never go anywhere without someone saying something.
Tue 19 Letter from Elmer. Wish I could see Les. Frances over for supper and stayed a while after that. She is going home tomorrow. Seems good to see her. Stayed home this P.M. and studied.
Wed 20 Snowed all day E. called up & wants to come out tomorrow nit. He can't because that will mean trouble again so I'll meet him at the lib. Don't like to do that but it is either that or stay at home.
Thu 21 Read for Pol. Sc. all P.M. and in the evening Ruth & I went to the library. Was to meet Elmer there but he decided to go to the party Martha was having for Walter. Am glad he went althought I was a little disappointed at not seeing him. Wouldn't have gone only half hoped he would meet me.
Fri 22 Worked on my thesis most of the day and evening but didn't accomplish a great deal. Will have to work faster than this.
Sat 23 At the lib all morning. Went to first show at the Orph. but it wasn't good. Clyde was in town and went along. Like him very much. Uncle Rob here all night. After the show we played 500 for awhile, then let Dan & Uncle Rob play while I talked awhile with Elmer.
Sun 24 Studied most of the day but didn't accompish much. Elmer took Ruth & I out for a short ride in Walt's new coupe. Wish Elmer had one like it. Elmer down for supper & the evening. Played cards for awhile then Margaret & Helen came out after some books. E. was serious again tonight. Wish he wouldn't be as I am afraid I'll give in sometimes & then be sorry later. Wish I knew how this will turn out.
Mon 25 Just like spring again today. Didn't go back to the library this afternoon but worked on my Journalism lesson. Didn't do much at that tho'. I kill too much time
Tue 26 At the lib all afternoon reading for English. Tonight I have worked all evening on Humanics and Sociology and don't know anything now. Real warm again today.
Wed 27 Nothing special happened today except that I worked all P.M. at the lib and studied all evening. I do wish that I could do something else once in awhile besides study. So nice out it was just like spring.
Thu 28 Mr. Sanders sprang a test on us this morning in Pol. Sc. and I knew nothing at all. At the lib all afternoon but didn't accomplish much of anything on my thesis. Warm again like spring.
Fri 29 R. Center play basketball but decided to go to a show instead. Saw "The Heritage of the Desert" and enjoyed it. Came home and talked until about twelve. He can't seem to go home earlier.
Sat 1 Took the Civil Services exam this afternoon. It wasn't hard but don't think I did very well. Saw "The Perfect Fool" but didn't enjoy it very much. There wasn't anything to it. Wish we had kept that money and gone to a movie instead. Elmer stayed late again when we got home. Same old reasons. He just won't go.
Sun 2 Drove the Chevie out to So. Madison this afternoon. Louie grouchy so we didn't play cards tonight. Should have done gut guess I wanted E. all to myself once. It would have been better had we played. Wish I knew what to do with him. I don't want to break up [shorthand] I don't [shorthand] to [shorthand]. Have [shorthand] keep on [shorthand] way.
Mon 3 Stayed at home again this afternoon and worked on Journalism. Seems to take me forever to write anything. I certainly won't make a Journalist. I like it but am too slow & no good.
Tue 4 Quiz again in Political Science and didn't know anything. Got 10 and 5 on my others. At the lib this afternoon working on my thesis. It doesn't seem to go very fast. Guess I don't work hard enough.
Wed 5 At the lib again this afternoon and spent the entire time on English and and Journalism. Letter from George. [shorthand] Don't know why [shorthand]
Thu 6 Saw Miss Marlatt this afternoon and enjoyed it. Had a real blizzard today but it wasn't cold so enjoyed that too. Read some for Humanics this afternoon. Betty's grandmother died this morning.
Fri 7 Stayed home this afternoon and read for my thesis. This evening I spent at the lib on Humanics. Am getting tired of this everlasting reading all the time with no time to do things that I would like to do.
Sat 8 Went up to see the doctore about my throat this P.M. Elmer out tonight. Iowa-Wis game tonight and we got beat, which means we can't win first place except tie for it.
Sun 9 Elmer came out for dinner today and [illeg.] evening. Studied most of the afternoon or rather tried to study but he bothered me so much I couldn't. Tried to fix my book end but couldn't make them look right.
Mon 10 Stayed home this afternoon and worked on Journalism, also tonight. Wish I wasn't so slow at it.
Tue 11 Elmer called up and gave me the returns of the Wis-Iowa Game. We won so have a good chance to tie for first place.
Wed 12 Amicron meeting this afternoon and elect 6 new girls in. Mrs. Botsh Eliz. Maynard & Hazel Goddard - Seniors, Mrs. Ellwood, Marth Hollingsworth & Eliz. McCoy Juniors. Am very glad Hazel got in by voting on her. Her average wasn't high enough otherwise. The Juniors sure had low averages. Banquet in June.
Thu 13 Euthenics club meeting tonight but I didn't go as I stayed home and studied for sociology examp tomorrow. Don't feel as tho' I know anything in it yet or ever will.
Fri 14 Sociology exam this afternoon. It really wasn't unfair but it covered everything we have had. + and - ex[illeg.] three blanks to fill in. Hope I at least passed. Stayed at the lib afterwards.
Sat 15 Chicago-Wis. game tonight and we won so we tie for first. Elmer out. Made curtains for my room all evening. Guess the boys wanted to play cards but my curtains had to be made.
Sun 16 Studied a good share of the day today even if I did want to get out doors. Had my Sociology & Journalism to get. E. out tonight and we played cards. Did want to get out doors & get some fresh air but didnt'.
Mon 17 Initiated the new member into Amocron Nu this noon and then had lunch at the Home Ec. Bldg. Was still hungry when I got thru Stayed down at the lib. Snowed real hard.
Tue 18 Quiz this morning in Political Science. At the lib this P.M. Snowed a little. Studied all evening.
Wed 19 Wrote to Elinor tonight at the lib again this afternoon but don't seem to accomplish much. It's work all the time. Will be glad when vacation is here so I can sleep.
Thu 20 At the lib part of this morning and all afternoon. Seems as if I never have time for anything but work. Quiz in Pol. Sc. and I didn't know anything.
Fri 21 Got back my exam paper in Soiology this morning. Fair. Stayed home this P.M. and went to the lib tonight. Marion was to interview the Prin. at Sturgeon Bay this P.M. Wonder how she came out.
Sat 22 Was at the lib working on my thesis this A.M. and this P.M. worked for Ruth. Tonight E. was out and went up to the lib with me for awhile & then went to a show. Jerome came home this P.M. E. didn't feel very good tonight. Ruth & Louie went to Salem.
Sun 23 Studied most of the day but didn't accomplish much of anything. Jerome went back tonight. Elmer out and the folks went to church. We [illeg.] awhile. Ruth & Louie came back all in.
Mon 24 Stayed home this afternoon and worked on Journalism; also tonight. Nothing special happened.
Tue 25 Stayed at home this P.M. and worked on my thesis but was too sleepy to do very much. Will never finish it. Snowed today.
Wed 26 Ruth's birthday but didn't give her anything yet. Went to see H.S. tournament with Louie tonight. Saw Oregon and Rice Lake play and it sure was a good game. Wish I could have seen them all but had to come home and work.
Thu 27 At the lib this P.M. Euthenics supper tonight and Miss Marlatt talked on color in Europe afterwards. She was wonderful. Rushed over to the lib after & met Elmer then went to see some [shorthand] torunament. Oregon beat Janesville & Superior La Crosse. Grandpa & Marshall here.
Fri 28 Went to the lib again this P.M. and stayed all evening. Spent 9 hours there today and then didn't do much. Oregon got beat by Superior tonight. Saw Marion awhile [shorthand] lib.
Sat 29 At the lib all morning and home all afternoon & evening. Working on my thesis. E. went to the center. Marshall wanted to take me to a show but haven't time. Letter from Elinor. Wish I could see her.
Sun 30 Was at the Practice Cottage this afternoon & initiated the [illeg.] new girls into Omicron Nu. Had a long business meeting afterwards so didn't get home very early. Ruth & Louie met me. Elmer out as we played cards.
Mon 31 Stayed home this afternoon and worked on Journalism. Wish I could get a job in some such work but guess that is impossible. Don't know enough. Ida J. out for supper.
Tue 1 Went out to the Badger Parhmacy this P.M. and signed a card for the Country mag. At the lib most of the afternooon. So warm out that it is just like summer. Eddie & Ruth H. went along.
Wed 2 Senior Class meeting this noon so I stayed at the lib until quarter of one. Went back to the lib afterwards and stayed there all P.M. Decided to join the Alumn's [illeg.] as a body and to contribute something toward the chimes. Only $5 in all (more money)
Thu 3 At the lib all afternoon and studied all evening. How I hate it! Sring sure is here but no spring clothes. I wonder if I ever will have any so I won't have to be ashamed of myself. Wish I have a job!
Fri 4 Went to the library this afternoon to work on my thesis with the intention of spending all evening there but I guess I got lonesome so I came home early. How I hate to work on that.
Sat 5 Studied this morning and worked on my thesis. This afternoon I went uptown and then went with Uncle Rob to buy Aunt Amanda a dress. Would hate to have any man buy me a dress & bring it home. Elmer out & we went out to look at the apartment of Whiteheads. Ethel here on her way to Beloit.
Sun 6 Ethel & Uncle Rob here all day. Studied or tried to study most of the day and evening. Wish I could drop some of my work as I am sick of it all or better yet quit school entirely. It's worse all the time.
Mon 7 Saw Miss Manning this A.M. about dropping sociology & English. O.K.'d it and then saw Dean James. Must have a clinical excuse. Got an excuse from Dr. Harper tonight to take to the clinic. Hope it goes thru & yet hate to [illeg.] my work. Just take a quitter.
Tue 8 Was at the clinic this afternoon and saw Dr. Morse. Had my lungs exrayed. She said she would send in my excuse. Saw Daddy-long-legs tonight at Lathrop and it was real good. Vacation begins tonight
Wed 9 Didn't do much of anything that amounted to anything today except to read on my thesis & didn't accomplish much there. Aunt Maria & Orrin in for a few minutes. Went uptown about five and went shopping. Didn't buy anything tho!
Thu 10 Read a little today & went shopping again. Len in. Elmerand out and we saw "Daddies" which was rather good. He went home, rather hurt because I wouldn't kiss him goodnight but I couldn't help it. I didn't feel like it and I hate kissing!
Fri 11 Saw the professor from a school at Rochester this P.M. Seems like a very interesting school but I couldn't handle the work there I am afraid. $1350 a year and $6 per week board. Good [shorthand] some one here. Must direct gym [shorthand] also.
Sat 12 Saw Dr. Morris & Dr. Harper & they both insist upon my resting a year which is impossible. I won't stay in Madison as I would rather die first. In fact I think I could do something sesperate sometimes. My lungs are O.K. but I need rest. Makes me sick all over. Elmer out & we went to see David Warfield in "Merchant of Venice". It was good. Was horrid to Elmer and he went home hurt again.
Sun 13 [illeg.] awhile this A.M. but that didn't help matters any. I just won't stay here another year. E. called up amp; we drove to Oregon & had supper there. Told me how badly he felt last Sunday & last night but guess he felt better tonight as he said he had a good time today. Am glad he did. He needs it.
Mon 14 Helped wash this morning and this P.M. drove to Oregon after some oats. Saw all my relatives & then came home. Am more determined than ever to get away from Madison next year somewhere where I can be alone and do as I please once in awhile & no arguments.
Tue 15 Took a load of oats out to the farm this A.M. and then drove down town. The engine got pretty hot coming home as we didn't have any water in it. Was pretty cold. Went up town this P.M. but didn't buy anything. Looked around instead. Studied tonight.
Wed 16 Got up early and intended to take dad out to the farm but it rained about the time we were going to start so we didn't go. Back to school again on the last stretch. Am very glad. Wish it was over with. Got an Ex on my Humanics exam which was a surprise. [illeg.] this P.M.
Thu 17 Seems good not to have to go to English yet I wish I was taking it. Worked at home in the early part of the afternoon & then went to the library but didn't do a great deal there. Too crowded.
Fri 18 [illeg.]. Got home O.K. Elmer out tonight & we drove to Oregon to fix [illeg.] Marshall's radio. Car didn't work at all coming back & finally stoped 3 or 4 times. Then [illeg.] good at the library. Got home about one. Had quite a time with the radio too.
Sat 19 Ruth & Louie in S[illeg.] so I had to work today. Wish I could get out of it but I can't. Can't do anything now. Saw E. this noon. Going to R. Center this P.M. with Walter. Home all evening working on my thesis which was quite a change.
Sun 20 Folks went to church. Elmer called up & said he wouldn't be back until late. Called up Ruth Daley & took her out to Windsor with us. Mrs. Sawyer's mother died yesterday. Got home about ten.
Mon 21 Rained some this morning. This afternoon I spent on Journalism & tonight I did practically nothing. Elmer wants me to go to a show about Thurs. But I haven't time. He can waith until Saturday night all right or he will have to am too busy. Good excuse.
Tue 22 At the lib all P.M. Drove out to Laltrop [sic. Lathrop?] St. to look at an apartment for Ruth. Wasn't very crazy about it though. And it is too far out & is nothing special at that. Studied tonight on my thesis. Cold enough to freeze a person in the house.
Wed 23 Looked at an apartment in the Windsor [illeg.] tonight. Very nice I think. Would like one myself. Had my Journalism to get afterwards but as it was late my story isn't much. E. called up again but to no avail. Told him he would have to wait until Sat.
Thu 24 Took my dress over to [illeg.]'s and showed her how I wanted it made. Don't believe I shall like it afterwards. Went to the lib even if it was pretty late. Had a picnic at Lake Forest and ate too many wieners. Cold before we got home.
Fri 25 Looking at flats again this noon. Ruth is flat crazy. She likes this one on Butler St. but can't say I do very well. Wants Elmer to room with them but don't think he will. Don't blame him. He is better off where he is now.
Sat 26 Uptown this P.M. and tried to find something to trim my dress with but didn't succeed. Didn't get home until late. Elmer out and we went to see Jacke Coogan at the Madison. He was real good.
Sun 27 Elmer brought out my book rack & it is rather good looking. Came back for dinner and here the rest of the day. Was up in the attic most of the afternoon with him. Tonight he and Louie showed Ruth & I how to play poker. Am glad no one saw us. Dad even helped me.
Mon 28 Omicron Nu meeting this afternoon. Decided to have our picture taken Thursday for the next magazine. Ordered my cap & gown for Commencement, for the [illeg.] out. Worked on journalism tonight.
Tue 29 Miss [illeg.] called and said she couldn't finish my dress for Friady as the plaiting wouldn't be finished. Took the material out anyway and [illeg.] in hopes it will be finished. Lil here for dinner. Nice day only rather windy.
Wed 30 Aunt Tina Mae in for dinner today. Gave her my old blue coat for [illeg.] Said she could use it. Read on my thesis this P.M. Nice day.
Thu 1 Had my hair shingled today I like it. Took dad out to the farm this morning and was back in time to have picture taken with the Omicron Nu crowd. Went to the lib afterwards and red for humanics. [illeg.] me all evening but didn't do much.
Fri 2 Saw Miss Manning about my thesis & can begin writing it now. Intended to go to the Prom at DeForest tonight but my dress wasn't finished so couldn't. E. came out anyway so we went to the Strand. Wasn't much good. Wasn't very nice to him. Uncle Dan here on his way to Dakota.
Sat 3 Saw Mr. Jones at Bascom Hall morning ab out the school merrill[?]. Wish I could apply doctor won't let me. Told him the salary wasn't enought. In town p.m. & went to the Orpheum tonight. Saw "Oh Boy" & it was rather good. Elmer was going home early but didn't. Wish he had. Am going fishing tomorrow.
Sun 4 Aunt Bena Uncle Henry, Aunt Ella & Francis were here for dinner. This p.m. drove to Black Earth fishing. Folks went to Harry's & then back to Uncle Blakey's. Elmer caught one sucker. Had a picnic supper aftewards & it was so cold we nearly froze. E. stayed awhile after we got home & I told [illeg.] why I didn't [shorthand].
Mon 5 Invitation to a coffee at the College Club Wednesday night. Guess I'll go. Worked on Journalism for awhile this p.m. and finally went to bed for awhile as I was too sleepy to do anything.
Tue 6 Stayed home this p.m. but slept for a while. Humanics exam tomorrow. Went up town as I had a few letters that had to go. Studied for awhile tonight but soon got sleepy again so went to bed.
Wed 7 At the capitol this p.m. reading for Humanics. Betty, Blanche & I went to the office for Senior Women tonight at the College Club. Blanche spilled all over herself & Betty. There about half an hour. Wonderful place.
Thu 8 Began to work on my thesis this p.m. and got considerable done and Chapter [illeg.] It is going to be a terrible job am sick of it already.