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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.
Page 66 text:
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
Page 68 text:
WHATS THE USE
E ALL like a good joker, do we not? It makes little
difference what kind of predicament we get into if we
have a jolly fun-maker along with us. A Hat tire, for
instance, becomes only an origin for a series of side-splitting
remarks. A, witty happy-go-lucky is the first necessity in a
crowd which is out for fun.
It takes someone above the ordinary to be a joker. Along
with his being quick-thoughted he must be able to throw off his
own worries and then rid the other fellow of his thoughts about
hardships. Likewise, it takes someone above the ordinary to
worry-at any rate to worry a great deal. He ignores little Witty
or foolish remarks and ponders over things about which the usual
person would think little or nothing. Naturally we do not want
to be pessimists and with a square face always look on the dark
side of everything, but we very often benefit from a little' worry.
VVe all do our part of worrying. For instance, we can refer to
our classes in school. Many of us worry a little all along through
the semester while a few prefer to sleep or play all of this time
and as a result, wake up just before examinations and do their
part. Doubtless we proiit by these experiences because they
show us beginnings of what we shall be forced to face in later life.
"Wlzat's the use of worrying?
I if never was worlli 'wlzileg
So, pack up your troubles in
your old kit bag and
Smile! Smile! Smile!"
VVe have all heard the little cheer-up song from which these
lines were take. Obviously the song is intended for those un-
happy soldier boys who bravely face the horrors of war. Not
many of these soldiers could "pack up their troubles in an old kit
bag," but some people worry about such simple, little things that
it does seem that their worries could be packed away in a con-
tainer of this size.
According to my opinion negroes are the happiest people in
the world. Most of them care little for luxuries. A negro
woman's jewelry, as a general rule, consists of a pair of the "most
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