Monday, March 31, 2008

March 31, 1938 Thursday

P.P.W.T.S. Dean Atwood of Hartland, Vt. came down today and stayed most of p.m. We went to Doc’s (50 cents) to operate and mind telephone. Studied for big Latin test tomorrow.

Sunday, March 30, 2008

March 30, 1938 Wednesday

P.P.W.T.S. They forbade us to use the K.N.S. [Keene Normal School] track so Nareau and I ran in the Greenlawn Cemetery. Went to Church band rehearsal. Studied. Went to library. Got “The Reign of Patti,” story of a great operatic soprano.

Saturday, March 29, 2008

March 29, 1938 Tuesday

P.P.W.T.S. Operated (25 cents). Went to Normal School track with Nareau. I am getting into pretty good condition. Studied. Loafed. Ralph Wright is going to buy our Chevrolet if his father will let him and if he does I am going to get his bicycle as a trade-in on the car and pay Pa $5.00 for it.

Friday, March 28, 2008

March 28, 1938 Monday

P.P.W.T.S. Worked at Doc’s (25 cents). Went to Normal School track and officially started spring track training. Ran a slow half. Wrote a report on the Bastille for contract. Went to Keene Orchestral Society rehearsal. We play a Chinese suite which was very catchy.

Thursday, March 27, 2008

March 27, 1938 Sunday

Slept late. Went to S.S. and Church. Studied. Went to C.E. at 5:15, then to movie “King of Kings” at First Church. It was the life of Christ. It was a very moving picture portraying most of his manhood, especially the Crucifiction [sic!].

Wednesday, March 26, 2008

March 26, 1938 Saturday

P.P. Collected. Went to Normal School track with Nareau and Louie. Gave my horn a good going over. Worked at Doc’s in p.m. (25 cents). Went to Normal School to test and prove that a dog had been killed by strychnine. In evening went to Keene Normal School again to a farce opera. It was very funny all the way through. It was called “La Vie de Napoleon.” Tres funny.

Tuesday, March 25, 2008

March 25, 1938 Friday

P.P.W.T.S. Operated (25 cents). My book of music for alto and F horns came. It has a good list of solos, duets, etc. for horns. Pa got his picture on the front page of the Sentinel for being tax collector. Went around Nareau’s paper route. Loafed.

Monday, March 24, 2008

March 24, 1938 Thursday

P.P.W.T.S.=peddled papers, went to school
P.P.W.T.S. Went to movies at Scenic in p.m. with Louis. Worked on contract. Operated (25 cents). Pa, by a great surprise to us all, got elected for the job of Tax Collector at $2000 a year. He will probably take the job April 1.

Sunday, March 23, 2008

March 23, 1938 Wednesday

P.P.W.T.S. Had S.S. Orchestra (or band, as it is now) rehearsal at four in p.m. Worked on English contract. Read the new Readers Digest. Read the book supplement about the voyage of Magellan.

Saturday, March 22, 2008

March 22, 1938 Tuesday

P.P.W.T.S. Loafed, played ball in p.m. Worked on “Tale of Two Cities” contract in evening. We had another bright, warm spring day today and I am beginning to shed coats, hats, etc. Took a nice walk downstreet in p.m. without wearing any coat and mailed a card to Carl Fischer Inc. for a catalog of music for an F horn or E-flat alto. Practiced on the horn for about an hour. I am getting a pretty good lip now and can get some nice tones.

Friday, March 21, 2008

March 21, 1938 Monday

P.P.W.T.S. Operated at Doc’s (25 cents). Threw in a load of wood. Played a little baseball. Studied. Went to Keene Orchestral Society rehearsal. We played part of “Lohengrin.” This is the first day of spring and the weather is perfect. It is nice and warm and bright. Pa put his name in for the job of tax collector. There has been a lot of talk about who should have it and Pa thought he might have a chance.

Thursday, March 20, 2008

March 20, 1938 Sunday

Slept late. Went to S.S. and Church. Studied. Bob came home from New London in p.m. He had a good time and lots of practice. Went to C.E. and later to Keene City Band rehearsal. We played “Atlantis” suite. It is good.

Wednesday, March 19, 2008

March 19, 1938 Saturday

P.P. Collected. Went to Normal School track with Nareau and Louie in a.m. In p.m. listened to the All-New England chorus (which Bob is in) over radio. It was very good. Fixed up a dog’s broken leg and cut at Doc’s (25 cents). Went to a farm with him to see horse with the heaves. Went to movie at Colonial in evening with Earnie. Had fine weather today.

March 18, 1938 Friday

P.P.W.T.S.=peddled papers, went to school
P.P.W.T.S. In p.m. went to movie “Victoria the Great.” It is a very historical picture of the reign of Victoria. I enjoyed even more this time than I did the last for I looked up about it. Started reading “Faust.” At 8:30 went to Doc’s (25 cents) to operate. Cecil Nash led band today and orchestra yesterday. He did pretty well.

Tuesday, March 18, 2008

March 17, 1938 Thursday

P.P.W.T.S. Loafed. Burned in p.m. Had a big fire. Studied. Went to library in evening. Read up on Queen Victoria which is coming again in a picture tomorrow. Got Goethe’s “Faust,” a metrical English translation.

Sunday, March 16, 2008

March 16, 1938 Wednesday

P.P.W.T.S. Loafed. Had Church Orchestra rehearsal in p.m. We aren’t bad. Took a bath, Bob left early this morning for New London, Conn. with 11 other K.H.S. musicians to be in the All-New England Music Festival Chorus. Some went to be in the orchestra and band, too. Cecil Nash is going to be in charge of the music courses at school until Mr. Woodbury gets back.

Saturday, March 15, 2008

March 15, 1938 Tuesday

P.P.W.T.S. Worked at Doc’s in p.m. (25 cents) Studied “Tale of Two Cities” and started the contract on it. Pa got a lot of books from an advanced accounting school today. He is going to try to be a C.P.A. (Certified Public Accountant) who gets $25 a day.

Friday, March 14, 2008

March 14, 1938 Monday

P.P.W.T.S. We had no K.H.S. orchestra today because we skipped fifth period so that the teachers might go to Mrs. Ringdall’s, a high school teacher, husband’s funeral. Loafed in p.m. Went to Keene Orchestral rehearsal in evening. Learned today we are going to have an addition to our family in July. I hope it’s a boy. At present Pa and Ma want to name it Jay Harold, Jr. if it’s a boy or Nina Laura, 2nd if it’s a girl.

Thursday, March 13, 2008

March 13, 1938 Sunday

Slept late. Went to S.S. and church. Studied in p.m. Uncle Carl and Aunt Flossy came up in p.m. They are selling shoes door to door now. In evening I went to C.E. We went over to the first church for a lecture on the Youth Hostel movement. After that I went to Keene Band rehearsal. Played ‘til after ten.

Wednesday, March 12, 2008

March 12, 1938 Saturday

P.P. Collected. Played my horn quite a lot in the a.m. Went to movie at Scenic with Ernie in p.m. Read. Went downstreet with Bob.

Tuesday, March 11, 2008

March 10 and 11, 1938 Thursday and Friday

March 10, 1938 Thursday
P.P.W.T.S. Worked. Read the play “You Can’t Take it With You.” It is a very funny play, brings forth the theory that we should all do what we want to do rather than spend our lives as martyrs. Studied for French test.

March 11, 1938 Friday
P.P.W.T.S. Had two tests in a.m. In p.m. I went to a meeting of the Latin Club and read the part of Caesar in a play. I was elected as one of the consuls. In evening I went to Peterboro with the family to hear a concert of the A Capella choir. Tres bien!

Sunday, March 9, 2008

March 9, 1938 Wednesday

P.P.W.T.S. Worked at Doc’s in evening (25 cents). In p.m. at 4:30 I went to S.S. orchestra rehearsal. We had Mr. Farr, leader of the Keene City Band, there to direct to 6 of us. He brought some brass choir music and we did pretty well. He is willing to direct us and see what he can do. In evening I went to Will Rogers in “The County Chairman” (a return of course) with Nareau and Louie. Went to Marcou’s.

Saturday, March 8, 2008

March 7 and 8, 1938 Monday and Tuesday

March 7, 1938 Monday
P.P.W.T.S. Had Keene Orchestra Society rehearsal in evening. Operated at Doc’s in p.m. (25 cents). Mr. Woodbury, K.H.S. conductor, came tonight and acted as guest conductor in “Finlandia.” We played much of our good stuff for him.

March 8, 1938 Tuesday
P.P.W.T.S. Worked over Doc’s in p.m. (30 cents). In evening went to Cooperative Concert recital at Normal School. This time we heard Kathryn Meisle, contralto. She is well known and very good. I enclose the program.

Thursday, March 6, 2008

March 6, 1938 Sunday

Went to S.S. and church. We got some new hymn books today. I studied most of the afternoon. In evening went to C.E. meeting. We are going to have lessons to prepare some of the Young People to join the Church. I belong but I may find it useful. Keene band rehearsal later. We played a march written by Neal Mason, a high school trumpeter.

Wednesday, March 5, 2008

March 4 and 5, 1938 Friday and Saturday

March 4, 1938 Friday
P.P.W.T.S. In p.m. went to movie “Tarzan’s Revenge” with Louie. Studied.

March 5, 1938 Saturday
P.P. Collected. Had a haircut. Went to movie in p.m. at Scenic with Ernie. Am going to take a bath.

Monday, March 3, 2008

March 3, 1938 Thursday

P.P.W.T.S. Worked at Doc’s (25 cents). Made a book report. Read 2 magazine reports.

Sunday, March 2, 2008

March 2, 1938 Wednesday

P.P.W.T.S. Worked at Doc’s in p.m. (50 cents). Finished “Ange Pitou.”

Saturday, March 1, 2008

March 1, 1938 Tuesday

P.P.W.T.S.= peddled papers, went to school

P.P.W.T.S. Studied in p.m. In evening the K.H.S. orchestra played at the “Festival of Nations” at City Hall. We only played three numbers. The “Festival” had many acts put on by the different nationalities.