Editor’s Note; At this point in the journals we leap ahead to 1934 where Bernice is still in high school (Humberside Collegiate) and by my estimation she is in grade 11.
January 15 1934
I haven’t written in this silly diary for so long that I feel quite a stranger. I’ll just state a few facts and maybe someday I shall write an account of camp.
I spent the summer in Seaforth. Had a swell time and two weeks of camp out at Bayfield at Deer Lodge with Mrs. Chapman as chaperone. Met Jim.
Joan and I spent most of the time in Seaforth at the tennis court. (Doug and Stan.)
Returned to school in September.
Have Missed the odd day but got along fine. Put in the same class with all the same teachers. Which isn’t so good. Got my exams ok (ex P.T.) Algebra still a big trouble.
Christmas – Aunt Mill came over and Vipper (our new Kitty who was found out in the garage on Sunday morning. He is a yellow-striped) was with us so it was a very jolly Christmas. Nora has her graduation pictures and they are beautiful. I was sick with the flu for most of the holidays but managed to go to the show and see “Little Women”. A swell picture. Too bad there aren’t more like it.
New Year’s Eve I expected to spend quietly at home on account of my cold but the gang came in and we had a party. Everybody was here and it was quite a reunion. Even Windy managed to get down before before it was over. George was in from the country to stay (for good.) Helen A. & Margee weren’t here New Year’s, Bert and Mrs. S. came over. Went over too (sic) Abell’s at night.
School again! but I didn’t start back till a few days later and my cold came in handy as I got out of my oral but not for good. Grace & I went and saw “Bombshell” Friday night and on Saturday night Windy and Lloyd wanted me to go to the Parkdale with them but I didn’t go.
Rather nuts I’d say.
Wednesday Jan 17
They were taking moving pictures down at the tank to-day. We went down for swimming period but could only have the shallow end of the tank. I didn’t go in. Just as the boys were going in the bell rang. We thought they’d let us stay and watch them but no such luck. Mr. Wren showed us the door and gently told us to scram so thinking that we weren’t exactly wanted we rambled up to algebra period. the old guy popped a test on us and believe it or not I got 20 out of 20. Still a mystery. Have been in a very bad temper all day. Guess I’ll see if can sleep it off. Oh by the way have joined Young Peoples. Went last night with Margee. I don’t like it as well as I did at first.