- I will try not to use any more slang, or swear.
- I will try not to lose my temper when Nora bosses me around and I will try and keep our room tidy and hang up my clothes.
Thursday February 15th 1934 . A belated valentine arrived to-day from Jim. But he still owes me a letter. Well I gave my oral at last. all the kids said I wouldn’t be there to-day but I fooled them. Outside of the fact that I draped myself over the front desk and fooled with the ink well the whole time & hardly looked at the class at all. I got through it not too badly. Miss Stock got mad because I was talking and wouldn’t play the gramophone & made us work instead. Gosh what am I coming to? Nana and I went down to the Royal York to see the Cambell (sic) Soup broadcast & did we have a time getting there. (ask Nana for particulars) It sure is a snooty place down there. I guess I’d better struggle away with algebra now. I actually got a question right in school to-day.
Friday February 16 . Algebra test to-day! (I think I’d better leave out particulars) Betty was supposed to give her oral but absent. Give the kids something to talk about besides me. Her second time too. I’m reading a smart book “Christopher & Columbus” very amusing. Also have just finished reading “Pride and Prejudice” by Jane Austin. Am trying to improve my reading. I mean to read better books. Miss McGonigall read my book review on “Wuthering Heights” and said it was excellent. I seem to be coming up in the world.
Monday Feb.19. . Weekend terribly dry but I got a lot of homework done. Got algebra test back to-day. I got 6 out of 30. Well well! I went down and worked it out on his board after school & I did pretty well too. Baldwin got 8. Imagine him beating me. That’s what hurts.
Sunday Feb 25. . Friday night Morley myself Nora & Mother went up to Moon’s. (in Seaforth) It was Mr. Moon’s idea to form a Huron Old Boy’s Young People Society but Mr. Moon went too far so there was a row about it and it was called off till next fall. We expected when we went to Moon’s that it would be just a party to get acquainted but instead of that he sent all the old people out into the kitchen and started organizing a club which he said wouldn’t have anything to do with the Huron Old Boys just at present but later on they would come to us with open arms. Yeah I see them. Anyway I had a swell time. There were about 25 there. I was very much taken with Kay Campbell. Also I liked Margaret Pringle & Max and Charlie Bennett (Do I like doughnuts dunked? Ask him.) Jack Moon, personally is a pain in the neck. I went to church this morning with Nana.
Monday April 23 1934 . Well I had a great time of it yesterday. I felt pretty rotten on Saturday and Sunday about one o’clock I got the most terrible pains. Boy I thought I was passing out. Dr. McIntire came about 6:30 and another doctor came about 8. They decided it was appendicitis but I wouldn’t have to be operated on me (sic) just now. He came again at noon to-day. (Doc McIntire) He said that he didn’t get me last night but he’d get me yet. Wasn’t that cheerful of him? He actually said I could have something to eat and if that stayed down I could have a good supper. I sure was starved. Nothing to eat since yesterday morning. I feel a lot better now since I had something to eat. It’s still a bit painfull (sic) to walk but otherwise I feel pretty good. I have a latin exam to-morrow. The doctor said if I felt o-kay to-morrow I could go for but otherwise to stay home. 6 more exams besides that this week. Mrs. Speare sent me over a beautiful bouquette (sic) last night and Aunt Mill brought me some marvellous (sic) sweet peas. Also have some snow drops from from the back yard. I am a real invalid. Two doctors and flowers. Kitty is a the bottom of the bed. Helen came down this afternoon for some latin sentences She has to go to a practise (sic) for “Lord Simcoe” again to-night. I have become quite an important figure all of a sudden. My temperature hasn’t gone down yet.
Got a letter from Joan the other day – very prompt for her. (I lost it before I read it and then found it again) Also got one from Jim on Friday – says he stopped school.
Wednesday April 25 . Am back at school again plugging at exams. Have written 3. Lat comp and two Germans. Made some silly mistakes. Don’t feel very good. I sure get babyed (sic) around the house now. It’s funny. Bed at 9 a.m. sharp. (sic)
Thursday April 26 . History – awful. French Authors a bit long but not too bad. Had a few pains to-day.
Saturday April 28th . Has been very cold. We had snow yesterday. All the Abells came over for dinner yesterday. Most of them left for the farm about 12:30. Helen is going to board at Campbells. I went over and helped her sweep the house up after school. Our exams weren’t bad. Latin authors and Lit. Got history marks. 5 8 and latin 63. The two things I depended on to get good marks in I flunked in. Felt very tired to-day. I’m supposed to take a lesson but I think I’ll call it off. Nana has gone up to Aunt Edith’s for the week-end.
Monday May 2 . Marvellous day. The most spring-like yet. Algebra this morning – terrible. Got the afternoon off and Helen & I went for a walk over in the park. I got 73 in Latin Authors. Grace phoned to-night.