What a Beaut I Made

Tuesday May 4 1934                                                                                                                                                                  .     All the exams over!  I don’t have to go to school worrying about some exam.  But I fear me – the worst is yet to come & I feel so tired.  However it’s perfectly marvelous weather out.

Wednesday May 5                                                                                                                                                                 .       Last night I went down to Massey Hall with Ruth.  Got 34 in Algebra.  Helen failed in German Comp;.  Beat Helen in algebra – she only got 24.  Am I good.

Monday May 7                                                                                                                                                                         .    Marvellous (sic) weather over the weekend but nothing doing.  Finished the “Whiteoaks of Jalna” sequel to Jalna.

I went down to Melbourne’s to-night.  What a beaut I made.  Our opening conversation was something like this.

“Will you show me how to do surd equations” says me.

Mr. Melbourne “Wait until we come to them in review.”

Me, quite innocently, “When are we going to start to review?”

Mr. M. “What do you think we’re doing now?”

Me,  “Oh I thought that was new work.”

Mr. M. “Yes that’s just the trouble.  It probably is new work to you but it isn’t to the rest of the class.”

And I got two small questions done all the time I was there.

What a life. From sorrow I go down there. (Editor’s note –the handwriting here was difficult to read; ‘From sorrow’ was my best guess.)   

Thursday May 10                                                                                                                                                                   .   Well here I am out in Taylor’s kitchen surrounded by lemonaide (sic) and Joan and Mary I’ve been trying to do Algebra but as usual have been unsuccessful.  Elizabeth came out and stayed for supper to-day.

Dinner at EightLast night Marg, Nancy & Helen, Nora & I went up to the Lyndhurst to see “Dinner at Eight”.  It was swell but the other picture with it was vile.

Had a lot of fun in English period to-day.  “The tropical sun is like Hades Hell”.  “A new moon is like a cradle with the rockers taken off” or an empty hammock”. “to wait for a knight means that you’re going places with him.” (What’s a seraphin?  Matt to Johnny. “A little fellow with wings.”)

Friday May 11                                                                                                                                                                             Believe it or not the end of the week shows a slight improvement in Algebra.  Got 3 questions done to-day compared with one yesterday.  Wrote to Jimmie last night.  Got a letter from Eileen to-day.  Margee referring to the minister’s age “He’s and old hen – oh excuse me I mean rooster.”  Tsk.

Monday May 14                                                                                                                                                                       .   Took music lesson Saturday morning –baseball game with Mrs. Speare in the afternoon Baltimore vs. M. Leafs.  Had a grand game of tennis after supper.  First this year. – Marion D. Margee & Betty Homell & I.  Lots of fun.  Friday night Margee & I knitted, ate candy and listened to the radio.  Yesterday I wrote to Jessie & Joan.

Thursday May 17                                                                                                                                                                    .    9:30 and I’ve just arrived home from a duet practice with Jean Miller.  We have improved greatly.  It’s lovely and hot again.  Just like summer.  Went swimming yesterday.

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