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CIN IMMITATION OF SAMUEL PEPYSD
March 17, 1936.
Up betimes this morning and as I did see Big Ben had only
seven thirty o'clock, did turn upon my other side and sleep
soundly. Awoke again and did find a most satisfactory odor of
coffee assailing my nostrils whereupon I did rise and drink of the
beverage. I did notice rain pouring most heavily, whereupon
did don my cloak and schoolward, but upon hnding school dis-
missed did trod to Bunn's Sweete Shoppe where I did while the
time away. Thence homeward and dined. Returned to the rain
again charitymissioning with honorable father. An aged mulatto
did complain bitterly that the heaven-sent water did damage his
humble domicile until the lower floor did flood, whereupon
noble parent did reply, "You must thank God you are a Baptist,"
and I did laugh heartily. Homeward to partake of evening re-
past, thence to a theatre where I did most enjoy performance of
Shirley Temple in "The Littlest Rebel," and so to bed.
Easter Sunday-April 12, 1936.
Upon having a disturbing dream did awake and was most
glad to find myself alive. Did breakfast at six o'clock, thence to
the Sunrise Service which I did think most beautiful but did
cause me to yawn all day. Did then breakfast again and betook
mineself to Sunday school, thence to church where I did accept
the Holy Sacrament of the Lord's Supper. Homeward to dine,
whereupon I did visit on an old acquaintance whom I had not
seen for years. Back again to dine and did then render to a
small audience a duet with mydear sistergthence to Bunn's Sweete
Shoppe and until did become bored. Homeward, and so to bed.
April 13, 1936.
Up betimes and did haste me to school. Did work on
English all through History class as I did not want Miss Bondu-
rant to reward my efforts with a zero. In English class she did
seem to appreciate my honest labor and did reward 'me most
highly. After military-drilling my squad at recess, did journey
Bunn's Sweete Shoppeward, as usual, to drink a Coca-Cola.
Home and lunched. Back to school, and was most surprised to
find Miss Blair, French teacher, yet absent. VV as more surprised
to see Mr. Eckman struggling along in her place. French class
over,I did trod homeward, and the weather being most warm and
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The family insists upon getting "Lum and Abner" when I want
Kate Smith, but I fix this. I change the wires, reducing the
volume so that "Lum and Abner" will not come in. Mother says
there is something funny about this, but still she really doesn't
suspect the cause. After all, this operation does me very little
good. Mother insists upon turning off the radio because she
doesn't think the program is interesting.
CBreathes there a man with soul so dead-Scottj
Breathes there a girl with hair so straight
Who never makes her fellow wait
Until she combs each tangled strand-
Who never has to stop and pose
To rough her lips and' powder her nose
Or manicure each tiny hand?
If such there be, then praise her well,
Because I think she's simply "swell"-
Slender waist-line, well rounded hips-
Lustrous lashes, carmine lips-
Witliozlt her make-up, figure, or pose, A
She looks like heck in her tightifllting clothes.
Blake-up can give you a dash and a swirl,
But only the brain can make the girl.
And those who marry a powder puj'
Find it's all they've got-and it ain't enough!
J oe wouldn't listen, look, or stop.
They towed his 'jlivoern to the shop.
It didn't take a week or two
To make the car look good as new,-
But though they hunted high and low
They found no extra parts for Joe.
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beautiful, I did trod slowly and gather Violets. Supped, and did
attend a meeting of our Junior Music Club. Homeward, and so
April 14, 1936.
Up Very late and did betake myself to school half-dressed.
Did endure History and English class with a right good will but
for relief did rush to Tyler's Where I did consume a Coca-Cola.
Homeward, dined, and returned to French class, still under direc-
tion of Hon. Mr. Eckman. After school did go to visit a neighbor
child who is in ill health. Supped, bathed and scoured my hair,
and so to bed.
Did arise reluctantly and was most sleepy. journeyed school-
ward, and was little surprised to note that perhaps 90 per cent
of the male population was absent. This reminded me that
fishing season opened today. After classes did journey home-
ward and prepare supper. Did clean the dishes, and so to bed.
THE TRAILING ARBUTUS
The very wake of spring will bring
The fragrance of the flowers,
So sweet it always seeins to cling
Among the lofty towers.
Around the trunks of stumps and trees
This creeping flower is found,
And whispering softly to the bees
Makes neither move nor sound.
It seems as though long sujering years
Have made its soul so kind,
T il' every creature, bird or beast,
Is welcomed by this vine.
For its two colors it selected
The loveliest of the soil,
And now the pink and white erected
Live on through days of toil.
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