So we Walked over and began Eavesdropping

Monday July 30 1934                                                                                                                                                                           .     Last night Van came over also Grieve, Sharpe & Nig Hawkins.  Storm – and we had to move all the beds into the living room.  This morning I went for a long walk by myself.  When I came back Ken Beatty, Sharpe and Van were here.  I wish I could convey to him that I don’t like him. Last night he said “Sharpe’s going home on Monday then there’ll be clear sailing for Van Egmond.  That’s just where he’s wrong.  I will not go out with him again.

Wednesday Aug. 1                                                                                                                                                                    Half our holidays gone!  Avoided Van last night – Ken went out with Isabelle.  To-day Tony Phillips took us down to Snowden’s beach.  We met a bunch of boys from Lucan.  One of them Spencer  was my father’s 3rd cousin.  Soup & Hamilton have gone to Seaforth.  Stuarts are coming out to-day and Chapmans are going home.  Was talking to Doug and Jim Swift on the beach this afternoon.  To-night I went to the dance.  Had a swell time.  Ken and Helen had a blow up.  Thank goodness.  He’s too good for her.  We all came home on MacKellar’s truck.


A 1930's Photo of kids on Bruce Beach, north of Bayfield.
A 1930’s Photo of kids on Bruce Beach, north of Bayfield.

Thursday Aug 2                                                                                                                                                                          .     Awoke with the rain pouring in on me.  In the afternoon Grieve made a date for me with Stan Hays, Pete’s cousin — not as dumb as Pete but terribly dumb looking.  We were supposed to go canoeing at 6:30 p.m. but the canoes were all locked up by then so we couldn’t go & Frank & Stan came over to tell us.  Stan kept saying to Frank “well let’s go” so I didn’t think he wanted me, so I said I was going down to see the sunset & asked if anyone was coming.  He didn’t come so I started off alone.  Followed by Joan.  We walked down to the pier, met Eve & Jack Ferguson and Ken and Isabelle–then back home and down to Mustard’s.  As we were walking past the boy’s tents home we heard Stan and Frank talking so we walked over & began eavesdropping.  Stan was swearing terribly at somebody so I thought it was me so I went in and apologized.  However it was really Dolly he was mad at.  Joan & I had a good laugh.

Friday August 3                                                                                                                                                                       .     Went canoeing to-day also Grieve and Min too.  Stan took me to the dance at night.  He’s a swell kid.  I wish he weren’t so homely.  Grieve says he (Stan) thinks a lot of me. He would!  Rode home in McKellar’s truck.  Nig going to Toronto so I sent a note home with him.

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