It Sure Took a lot of Nerve

Friday June 28 1935                                                                                                                                               Wednesday night Margee and I went over to the game and Jack and I looked after Doris afterwards at Hough’s. Terribly busy getting ready to go away.

Monday July 1                                                                                                                                                                             Well here I am out at Bayfield and quite settled. Yesterday morning Nora, Mum, and Dad and I went up to Mustard’s. Just Betty was there, and some more are coming up on Tuesday. She was very nice and lent me a book. The Scotts are out here from Seaforth we had quite a time over there last night. (our hero)

Friday July 5                                                                                                                                                                    Monday night Ruth S. and I went to the dance. Got a letter from Liz. Jessie came out Wednesday night and treated Ruth and I to a hamburger and a drink. The water was grand yesterday. I spent most of my time there. Last night Morley and George, Ruth, Jessie and I went up to watch the old time dancer. We met a Charlie Mulch, Fred Harvey, and Dougan from Clinton up there. About 12 o’clock we decided we wanted to go in so they went up and told the man at the door to close his eyes and count to ten –and he did and in we walked. We had about 8 dances (shirt-hop-lightening & lic) They came home with us about one.

To-night the boys climbed in on the verandah got some stubs for us and we got in on the stubs but it sure took a lot of nerve.

Monday July 8                                                                                                                                                              Saturday morning I got up at 9 o’clock and went swimming off the pier with Pilot and Rip. The rest were supposed to come but they didn’t. Saturday night I didn’t go to the dance. Sunday Aunt Mill came out out with the Counter’s and Sunday night Jessie and I spent S. out on the pier. Jim & Betty, Marg and Morley came out later and we had some fun in at Max’s asking for Western sandwiches. (Lawrence of Bayfield)

Thursday July 11                                                                                                                                                                   Last night I went to the dance and Ken Beatty brought me home. Mother and Aunt Mill were sleeping on the veranda and they heard everything we said –so did the Scott’s. I was trying to get him a drink at the Spring. I’ve got a date for next Wednesday night.

Saturday July 14

The Grand Bend Lakeview Casino; I believe this would be the dance hall Bernice refers to.
The Grand Bend Lakeview Casino; I believe this would be the dance hall Bernice refers to.

Last night Ken B. and Evan W. came out and took Betty and I to the dance at Grand Bend. I don’t like the Bend but they have a swell dance hall and orchestra. Betty and Wrennie certainly set a stunning example for us in the back seat. I sure was disgusted with her.

We had hamburgers and an orange drink afterwards. I met Bruce Chesterfield there –and me with Ken.

Yesterday morning Jessie and I went up to Mustard’s to return the book and get others.  I met Neil, but Lucius wasn’t there.

Tuesday July 16                                                                                                                                                                  Sunday I was bet a quarter that I wouldn’t wear an awful celophane (sic) purple beach hat to church. I accepted and wore it bravely up the steps of the church but because there was only a front seat left I would not wear it in, so lost a quarter.

Monday -cold. Met Edna Plant and Stewart up at Dance. –eclipse of moon –sat on beach.

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