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July 1928

Seaforth, Ontario
All text is transcribed exactly as she had written it.  Spelling errors, short-forms, and sentence structure as all as she originally written.  Editor.


July 21, 1928
It was my birthday, so in the afternoon, I had a party & at night I was sick at my stomach.

22nd; Lay on the couch out in the veranda all day Sunday because I wasn’t feeling well, and read.

23rd; In the morning I slept in and in the afternoon, we, Betty, Claire, and I went to the slaughter H. and the smell was beyond description so we came home.

24th; I pick black currents in the morn & went over to Aunt Jean’s in the afternoon because Claire had gone swimming & Bett was car riding.

25th; In the aft we went to cases grove for a picnic went in swimming, took some pictures had our lunch got a drive home by Doctor Mun.  (unsure of handwriting.  Could be Dr. Moon; Ed.)   At night we went to the show.

Note; Case’s was a farm east of Seaforth.  It was a popular picnic spot for people from town.  It was later turned into a golf course but went bankrupt during World War Two.

26th; Took the film to get developed and only two out 6 turned out.  In the afternoon I went to sleep til 4 then  we played in the leaves.

27th; The afternoon Alas (I believe she meant ‘Alice’; Ed.) and I played store and then walked down to Cases where Joan and Claire were swimming.  Went to the show with Bett at night.

28th; Lofed around in the morn and in the aft played beauty shop and concert on the lumbers with mashed raspberries for ruge.

29th; In the morning I was to church & Sunday School.  Read all afternoon and went to the band concert with (dear old) Mary Flett.

30th; Slept in in the morning and in the afternoon played with Mary and at night played on the lumbers with that horrid pest of a brother with us.

31st; In the aft I went to a picnic with our Sunday school class and Jenett’s to illegible word exspecially the swim and the eating time.

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August 1928

August 1928
Notes; 
Nora was Bernice’s older sister by 5 years.  
The visit to ‘Negmees’ is referring to the Van Egmond family, a well known Seaforth family at the time and close friends with Bernice’s parents and grandparents.

1st; Claire, and I played with Betty M, M. H. MF.  Mary, Claire, Ruth and I got mad so I played in Mary’s house.  At night I did the same.

2nd; In the morning played with Mary and Claire.  In the afternoon we, Joan, Claire and I got under the hose on our lawn then we sowed.

Speedy43rd; Sowed (sic) in the morn.  In the afternoon went in swim had a nice time flowing down the river on logs.   At night I went to Harold Loyd (sic) in Speedy.

4th; In the morning sowed knee pads for the rocks when we floated down the river.  At night Mother came back.

5th; In the morning slept in and then had my bath.  In the afternoon painted & did as usual at night went to the band concert.

6th; In the morning Joan and I played down at the track in the aft Alice Joan and I went swim.  Betty & Claire were away.  At night we were at illegible word.

7th; Were down at Ted’s Gramas in morn.  In the aft. we went swimming.  At night we were peaking in at the show and bake shop.

8th; In the morn we went for a ride with Jim C. to Brucefield then Alice Joan and I didn’t get home till a quarter to one.  After dinner we went swimming.  At night played around.

9th; In the morning I painted and in the afternoon I went to BayField then went in swimming the water was great.  At night went to bed.

10th; Did nothing much In the afternoon went in swimming then it rained so I played with Billy then we went up town in the car.

11th; In the morning Bill and I played in the sand, went swimming in the aft.  At night did as usual, played then went to bed.

12th; All day I just sat around and read or did something the lake was so cold I didn’t go in and nor did I have Billy to play with because he wasn’t home.

13th; In the morning and afternoon I played in the sand in my bathing suit for the lake was to cold to go in.  At night I went to bed.

14th; In the morning I was up the beach hunting stones, in the aft Mama & I went Abraherts & in swim.  At night Billy came back.

15th; Billy and I played in the sand in the morn.  Went in swimming in the aft.  After supper Nanna and I went to the bank to watch the sunset.

16th; In the aft we went in swimming.  In the morning & night I did about as usual in Bay-Field.

18th; In the aft. Counters went to Clinton.  We went in swim. then we went & got a hot dog & went to Aberherts cottage.

19th; I lay around in the morning & in the aft Nanna and I went in swimming.  At night we went up to the Aberherts.

20th; We got up at six in the morn because we had a chance into Seaforth, we went swimming in the aft. then sowed and rode the illegible word.

21st; In the morn. didn’t do much.  Played with Betty in the afternoon.  At night I went to the picture show with Nora and Nancy.

22nd; In the morning I didn’t have enyone to play with.  In the afternoon I went to a picnic down and Negmees.  It lasted till illegible word.

23rd; In the morning & aft. we played around.  at night Bettsy & I got fussed up using powder, cold cream, Italian perfume, illegible word just to go to show.

24th; It was terribly cold all day.  In the morning we played around.  In the aft. we played dress ups in our house.  At went to see a performance in the park.

25th; Betty and I got mad in the morning & made up in the afternoon.  At night we got fussed up and went up town.  Had a hot dog and & ice cream.

26th; In the morning I had a bath & went to church.  In the aft. Betty and I went walking with Buster.  At night Betty & I & her Grandma went to the Band.

27th; In the morn Betty & I got mad at each other.  In the aft we went swimming.  At night Betty & I went to Clara Bow in Hula with Nancy & Nora.