Saturday, June 28, 2008

June 28, 1938 Tuesday

P.P. Went to Doc’s in a.m., operated. Then went with him to Troy and Fitzwillliam to see a sick horse and fix the teeth of horses at a riding school. Got dinner at a wayside stand. Stayed over there while he and the “Mrs.” went to Marlboro. Home at 5:00 ($1). Band concert scheduled for tonight called on account of rain.

June 27, 1938 Monday

P.P. Studied la musique at la corne in a.m. Went to library in p.m. Got a “History of Music.” In evening went with Bob and Laura to “Mayerling,” celebrated picture in French. It was really a beautiful picture. The story was so easy to feel that you forgot it was in French. Story of Crown-Prince Rudolph. They played some fine ballet music and venetian [sic] waltzes.

June 26, 1938 Sunday

Slept late. Went to church. Loafed in p.m. Went to Swanzey for a ride. In evening went to rehearsal of Keene City Band. Received a check for three dollars for services last Tuesday. First money I have made from my horn. Outdoor concert here next Tuesday.

Tuesday, June 24, 2008

June 25, 1938 Saturday

P.P. Collected. Worked at Doc’s all day ($2). In evening went to Joe Penner movie.

June 24, 1938 Friday

P.P. Played badminton, loafed in a.m. In p.m. went with Ernie to a new swimming place at the river and swam for ½ hour. Came home and practiced on horn for shortly less than an hour. My lip was tired from yesterday. In evening Bob, Laura, Belle Wright, and I went to Belle’s camp at Munsonville and we went swimming and boating.

June 23, 1938 Thursday

P.P. Worked at Doc’s in a.m. from 8:15-9:15. At 9:30 went to Spofford with 20 members of the ’36 class of F.J.H. Rowed the boat, roller skated, walked all day. Home at 6:00. Played horn 1 ½ hours.

Monday, June 23, 2008

June 22, 1938 Wednesday

My Birthday. Got up early and got my presents, i.e., pants, stockings, white shoes, polo shirt, tie clasp, rain coat, etc. P.P. Sherm Reed came up in a.m. He gave me a shuttlecock for badminton. We set up the set and played practically all day. Worked at Doc’s (25 cents) in evening, had party supper and went to Doc’s for post-mortem on a dog. Joe Louis is defending his title against Max Schilling tonight. Max K.O.’d him 2 yrs. ago. Result=Louis K.O.’d Max in the first round.

June 21, 1938 Tuesday

P.P. Dressed in uniform and went to Concord, N.H. with Keene City Band in the car of Mr. White. We arrived and after eating lunch dinners fell in on a side street. It was a 3 hr. parade, awful hot and we played practically all the time. After the parade, which was full of many beautiful floats, bands, etc. I got quite a little cold drink and come home at 7:00 p.m. We’ll get paid next Sunday, I hope.

Friday, June 20, 2008

June 20, 1938 Monday

P.P. The first day of vacation. Played horn, studied music in a.m. In p.m. fixed up bike with Ernie. At 4:30 went to Beedle’s Music Store to continue horn lessons. Reviewed what I have taken and went ahead quite some ways. Next lesson Friday, a week from next, at 3:00 p.m. Loafed in evening. Prepared for Concord trip tomorrow.

June 19, 1938 Sunday

Slept late. Loafed all a.m. In p.m. went for a ride with family. In evening went to rehearsal of Keene City Band. The band is going to Concord, N.H. Tuesday for the big celebration of the founding of the constitution. I was highly pleased when I was listed to go and was given a good uniform to wear. I am going to try and keep it, too. It is all black, built for fat men to look good in, I guess, quite somber looking.

Wednesday, June 18, 2008

June 18, 1938 Saturday

P.P. Collected. Played horn and studied music in a.m. In p.m. went around the paper route of Sherm Reed. We loafed around all p.m. in deck chairs on the lawn and played quiet games. Went downstreet in evening with Laura and Bob.

Tuesday, June 17, 2008

June 17, 1938 Friday

P.P.W.T.S. Got report cards immediately. I got 92, 93, 94, 95 in studies. Rehearsal for orchestra in graduation tonight. Studied music in p.m. In evening was Bob’s graduation. He gave his valedictory very well and led the class in getting diplomas. Orchestra played. After graduation we went to a drugstore for ice cream. Bob, however, went out with his girl and some others.

Thursday, June 12, 2008

June 16, 1938 Thursday

P.P.W.T.S. Not much doing today except passing in books. School ends tomorrow. Went to 10-cent movie all alone in p.m. Played horn. Loafed. Had a haircut. Went to library in evening. Got books on music.

June 15, 1938 Wednesday

P.P.W.T.S. Bob had his Senior Picnic at Spofford today. I got him a polo shirt as a graduation present. Went to Beedle’s music store and arranged to recontinue my horn lessons, as I have planned all year, at 4:30 next Monday. Studies scales today.

June 14, 1938 Tuesday

P.P.W.T.S. Senior Assembly today. Orchestra played. In p.m. went to Sophomore class picnic. Played soft-ball and tennis. Had a good supper. In evening went to 10-cent show at Colonial. Saw “The Last Gangster.” A poignant picture revealing crime in a cruel light.

June 13, 1938 Monday

P.P.W.T.S. Played horn in p.m. Read “Silas Marner.”

June 12, 1938 Sunday

Slept late. Went to Church. Today was Children’s Sunday – lot of funny pieces by little tots. In p.m. at 2:00 went to Bob’s Baccalaureate (whew!) sermon at the first church. Dot Lamb and Jim Bowers came down from Hartland today. In evening went to Keene City Band rehearsal. Got some new orchestrations. Among them was “The Dipsy Doodle,” current jazz tune. First real swing I have played. Must admit it was great fun and exciting. It is awful hard to get off when you get caught in the swing of it.

Wednesday, June 11, 2008

June 11, 1938 Saturday

P.P. Collected. It rained hard all the morning. In p.m. it stopped but remained cloudy. Today, at the Alumni Field, was held the Twin State track between the 3 best men in each event from Vermont and N.H. N.H. won by a good score. Many records were broken. The half mile state record was cut to 2:2 1/10. I got in free as an “Aide.” Went downstreet in evening.

Tuesday, June 10, 2008

June 10, 1938 Friday

P.P.W.T.S. Worked at Doc’s (50 cents). Loafed. We had our Athletic assembly today. The baseball letters were awarded. Bob got a certificate to show that he got a year’s subscription to the Reader’s Digest for being valedictorian. I got a Jayvee letter in track. We had a Latin test today. It was the last of our final tests. Next week is the last week of school. I am planning some big things this summer in the way of music training and possibly philosophy.

June 9, 1938 Thursday

P.P.W.T.S. Had final French test. Worked at Doc’s in p.m. (25 cents). Got a letter for Band today at the office. Like last year’s, but had to pay for it. In evening went to 10-cent show with Nareau.

Saturday, June 7, 2008

June 8, 1938 Wednesday

P.P.W.T.S. No test today. Worked on French stories in p.m. Studied for French test tomorrow. I am not going to Ralph’s tonight.

June 7, 1938 Tuesday

Slept and ate breakfast with Mr. Ralph. P.P.W.T.S. Had a Geometry test. Worked all p.m. on some outside reading in French. Went up to Mr. Ralph’s to sleep again tonight. Learned today that at the athletic meeting last night the board decided to give 5 of us track men who have worked all the year but not earned a letter (10 points or score in a letter meet) a Junior Varsity (Jayvee) letter. That is good.

June 6, 1938 Monday

P.P.W.T.S. Had final English test. Worked over Doc’s all p.m. Studied a little in evening. At 8:30 Rev. Ralph called and asked me to spend the night with him because his wife is away and there is a young lady in the house.

June 5, 1938 Sunday

Slept late. Went to S.S., skipped church. Studied for English test tomorrow. Bob had an A Capella recital in Winchester today. Went to rehearsal of Keene City Band in evening. Coach Drew told us yesterday before the relay that if we won our heat he would try to get us a letter even if we didn’t place in the final time. I hope he succeeds.

June 4, 1938 Saturday

Went to K.H.S. and 8 a.m. and left with Coach Drew for Concord and the Kiwanis meet. Arrived O.K. Loafed around. Looked at their small 352 yard track. Ate dinner at Nardini’s. Went to State House. Ran the 1 mile relay in p.m. (last on program). 13 teams were entered, so they ran 2 heats and took the 4 fastest times. K.H.S. won our heat easily but the 2nd heat 4th place team was 5 seconds better than our time of 3:41. Came home at 7:40. Went immediately to Barnett Bros. Circus here. It was a small circus but had some good aerial acts. 4 elephants. Starred Wm. Desmond, film cowboy.

Monday, June 2, 2008

June 3, 1938 Friday

P.P.W.T.S. No track. Went to cowboy movie in p.m. with Earnie. Studied. Loafed. Got Skeezix to peddle my papers tomorrow.

June 2, 1938 Thursday

P.P.W.T.S. Went to track in p.m. Ran 352 in 43.6 Studied. Received some Perry Pictures which I ordered with Laura last week. Got “The Dying Gaul,” “Victory of Samothrace,” and others.

June 1, 1938 Wednesday

P.P.W.T.S. In p.m. I did not go to track, but a rehearsal for C.E. Band was scheduled but Mr. Farr had a tooth pulled and could not come, so we didn’t have any. In evening C.E. had our show. The band played 3 fair numbers, Bob sang and a pantomime was given. It was better than was expected. Cleared 7.50. I was in Band and pantomime (villain).

May 31, 1938 Tuesday

P.P. Went to school. In p.m. went to track. Started work for the 5 man mile relay at Concord this Saturday. (352 yds. to a man). Studied. Went to rehearsal of C.E. Musical and Variety Show to be given tomorrow.

May 30, 1938 Monday

Skeezix Bedaw peddled papers. I got up as usual but went at 8 with K.H.S. Band to Fitzwilliam to play a memorial day service. Things were the same as last year except the program was shorter. In p.m. went to movie “Kidnapped,” the movie of the famous story. In evening went to another recital of the a cappella choir. They were good.

May 29, 1938 Sunday

Slept late. Went to S.S. and church. Loafed. Went for a ride with folks in p.m. In evening went to C.E. meeting.

May 28, 1938 Saturday

P.P. Collected. Loafed in a.m. In p.m. went to Rotary Track Meet at the Alumni Field. This is a state meet. I ran the semi-finals of the 100 yd. and 220 yd. dashes. Portsmouth won the meet. Keene was third (pretty good). In evening went downstreet with Laura and Bob.