Saturday, June 28, 2008
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.
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.
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.
Posted by Umbriel at 9:29 AM
Tuesday, June 24, 2008
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.
Monday, June 23, 2008
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.
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
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.
Posted by Umbriel at 6:40 AM
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.
Posted by Umbriel at 6:39 AM
Wednesday, June 18, 2008
Tuesday, June 17, 2008
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
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.
Posted by Umbriel at 6:42 PM
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.
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.
Posted by Umbriel at 6:40 PM
Wednesday, June 11, 2008
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.
Posted by Umbriel at 6:22 AM
Tuesday, June 10, 2008
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.
Saturday, June 7, 2008
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.
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.
Posted by Umbriel at 7:59 PM
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.
Posted by Umbriel at 7:58 PM
Monday, June 2, 2008
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).
Posted by Umbriel at 1:19 PM
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.
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.
Posted by Umbriel at 9:23 AM