Christmas 1934

Dear Readers,                                                                                                                                                                        Thank you for your patience during our absence over the past few weeks. As editor, I was unable to maintain the weekly posts due to circumstances demanding time and attention. Bernice’s Journals are back and ready to resume right where we left off.                                       Best Regards,                                                                                                                                                                     Anne Milne

Christmas 1934                                                                                                                                                                             .     We had a lovely Xmas. Aunt Mill and Elizabeth were with us. I got up at 7:30 and Mother & Nana & I went to early church. Then Jack & Liz and I went to Sunnyside station to meet Aunt Mill. We had a lovely white Xmas. Not too cold. After we got home we had the Xmas tree. I got chocolates, stockings, a dress, a ring, a komona (sic), goloshes, chesterfield slippers, powder, cream nail polish. Liz got a camera and Jack & she and I went out in the back yard & took pictures. They turned out terribly. Liz, Nora & I and Dad went visiting, got lots of Xmas cheer. Went down to Margee’s in my new komona (sic) & goloshes (had my picture taken in them). Had a swell dinner about five, went to Smith’s and slept with Liz.


This photo is circa 1914.  The slides Bernice refers to in this post were likely very similar.
This photo is circa 1914. The slides at Grenadier that Bernice refers to in this post were likely very similar.

Wednesday night Marion D., Helen S., Marg H., and myself went tobogganing on the slides at Grenadier. Thursday night Helen S. Marion D & I went again. This time Pauley took back the borrowed toboggan and we got a ride with a very nice man & also went down with the Milne kids & Bruce. Those kids are really human after all. We had a swell spill at the bottom. We expect to go again tonight.

.     I am going to make a list of the people I got cards from with an X beside the people whom I did not send to so next year I shall be sure to send to them.

Jan 2 – 1935                                                                                                                                                                             .      .     Helen came down New Year’s Eve and we talked & popped popcorn & listened to the radio. She went home at two. We drank grape juice to a happy New Year and made one resolution — to enjoy ourselves all the time in 1935 and when I get bored I’ll call her up & when she gets bored she’ll call me up and we’ll try to find remedies. There are four things I want for 1934 (sic) — to be in a play at school (play night if possible), health, a boy friend, (Toronto is ideal) pass all my exams in June & not have to try more than five, to get to know a certain family (Milnes). I want the first four things terribly and if I get them I shall be satisfied. The last on I’d like but it doesn’t matter terribly.

.     Mrs. Poole died New Year’s Eve. New Year’s day Mrs. Speare and Bert came over. Marion & I went for a walk. Played bridge after supper.

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