Wednesday, July 23, 2008

July 27, 1938 Wednesday

P.P. Worked at Doc’s all day ($1.30). Went to second showing in evening of “The Plainsman.” Good picture.

July 26, 1938 Tuesday

P.P. Played horn. Worked at Doc’s in p.m. (60 cents). In evening had a band concert at Fuller Park. Today Ma was supposed to go to the hospital but she is still home.

July 25, 1938 Monday

P.P. Alternated playing horn and reading all morning. In p.m. went to “Captains Courageous”—a very good picture. Loafed in evening.

July 24, 1938 Sunday

Slept late. Played horn a little. Drove car on long ride in p.m. Ate candy and really loafed all day. In evening had city band rehearsal.

July 23, 1938 Saturday

P.P. Collected. Loafed. Went to Doc’s (75 cents). Went downstreet with Bob in evening.

July 22, 1938 Friday

P.P. Went to Doc’s ($1). In p.m. took horn lesson. In evening had a band concert with city band. After concert went to 2nd show. Saw “The Count of Monte Christo.”

July 21, 1938 Thursday

P.P. Read “Northwest Passage.” Worked at Doc’s. In evening played horn.

July 20, 1938 Wednesday

P.P. Practiced horn. In p.m. read “Northwest Passage.” Alden came up and brought his clarinet. We played duets for some time. Astonishingly, he plays very well by ear but can’t read well. I would play the air in F—he would improvise in the same key, then I would take alto parts and he go over the air again. Worked at Doc’s in p.m. and evening. ($1).

Saturday, July 19, 2008

July 19, 1938 Tuesday

P.P. Played horn. Drove car with Bob. In p.m. went to Latchis. Saw “Shopworn Angel.” Good picture. Read “Northwest Passage.” In evening rode bikes with Alden. No band concert tonight because of “threatening weather.”

July 18, 1938 Monday

P.P. Went to Doc’s. Worked on furniture. Helped fix a flat tire in p.m. Practiced horn a lot. Aunt Netty returned here from Vt. today. In evening went to Alden’s.

July 17, 1938 Sunday

Slept late. Practiced horn. Played badminton in p.m. Drove the car with Bob. Had a K.C.B. practice in evening.

July 16, 1938 Saturday

P.P. Collected. Worked t Doc’s (25 cents)—then mowed Belle Wright’s lawn (50 cents). In p.m. stayed at Doc’s (75 cents). In evening went to Scenic with Earnie.

July 15, 1938 Friday

P.P. Today Robbins Bros. Circus is in town. In a.m. Alden Thrasher and I went to the grounds and worked all morning putting up the big tent. We got a free pass. We earned more but I just did it for the fun, anyway. In p.m. took first French horn lesson. Did O.K. In evening went to circus with Laura—got a reserved seat. It was a nice show, pretty good sized.

Monday, July 14, 2008

July 14, 1938 Thursday

P.P. Played horn. Uncle Carl Thrasher and family moved to Keene today. They live on Elliott St. Read.

Saturday, July 12, 2008

July 13, 1938 Wednesday

P.P. Played horn in a.m. In p.m. Kermit Davis came up and went to “Stella Dallas” at Scenic. Went driving in evening.

July 12, 1938 Tuesday

P.P. Practiced horn. Helped around house because Ma doesn’t feel good. Shined my horn in p.m. It now looks almost as good as new. In evening went to Armory for 2nd Band Concert. I took my French horn for its first concert with me but after the first four numbers it began to rain so we stopped the concert—got my horn a little wet but wiped it off well.

July 11, 1938 Monday

P.P. Practiced horn. Went to Doc’s (50 cents) and operated. Practiced horn in p.m. Loafed.

July 10, 1938 Sunday

Slept late. Practiced my French horn. I have a French horn method book. I have trouble hitting the correct tones—there are so many of the same fingerings. Went out with Pa and drove in p.m. to Surry and back. I do all right. Went swimming at Belle’s camp at Munsonville from 5 to 7. In evening took French horn to Keene City Band rehearsal. It has an E-flat slide—could play better in a group—easy music, too.

July 9, 1938 Saturday

P.P. Collected. Went to Beedle’s Music Store and by chance found Mr. Beedle there. Gave him a check for $35 and became the proud possessor of a genuine French horn. In p.m. cleaned and polished old horn and fixed up my new one. Went to Sherm Reed’s and played badminton on his court. Practiced, of course, on F. horn. It has a very small mouth piece and is much more difficult to play than my mellophone.

July 8, 1938 Friday

P.P. Helped Ma around the house. In p.m. took horn lesson at 3:30. Mr. Beedle said he would sell his French horn for $35—case and all. Pa says he will help me buy it or but it all himself tomorrow. In p.m. drove the car around the yard. In evening drove to Surry and back.

Sunday, July 6, 2008

July 7, 1938 Thursday

P.P. Went to library—read on Beethoven’s “Eroica.” Got a set of rules for badminton to study. Played horn for 1 hr. as per schedule. In p.m. worked at Doc’s (25 cents) and then went for a ride on my bike. Went up beyond Surry and across to Gilsum and down to Keene in 2 hours, 15 minutes. Played badminton in evening. Listened to Beethoven’s seventh symphony.

July 6, 1938 Wednesday

P.P. At 9:45 went to Doc’s ($1.00) while he went to an auction. Listened to the all-star game. The Nationals won 4-1. At 5:30 I went to Munsonville to Belle’s cabin where a select crowd was gathered to give Mildred Ralph a birthday party. Beautiful supper, swim, and boat ride. Home at 9:00 to listen to an orchestra program on radio including Beethoven’s “Eroica.

July 5, 1938 Tuesday

P.P. Rested mostly from yesterday. Aunt Netty left for Aunt Flora’s this morning. She is coming back when Ma goes to the hospital, which may be any time. In evening Keene City Band gave first of six outdoor concerts at the Armory. All went well. Play too many popular numbers, 3 marches, a medley and an overture “Jolly Robbers” with a pip of a horn solo in it—the 1st horn played it, of course, not me.

July 4, 1938 Monday

P.P. Played badminton in a.m. Worked at Doc’s p.m., then to show “Prisoner of Zenda” at Colonial. Bought a box of firecrackers and fired them. In evening at about 9:30 Bob and I set out for the carnival grounds to se the town fireworks. Walked around with Laura, whom I met there, until midnight. Rode on Ferris Wheel. Saw beautiful fireworks. Home and bed at 1:00 a.m.

July 3, 1938 Sunday

Slept late. Loafed. At 12:00 o’clock went in uniform with Keene City Band to Vilas pool at Alstead. We gave a 2 hr. concert. Home in time for supper. Played badminton.

Tuesday, July 1, 2008

July 2, 1938 Saturday

P.P. Collected. Went to Doc’s at 10—remained all day ($1.00). The Thrashers and Aunt Netty came up. The Thrashers are going to move here from Milford sometime soon. Aunt Netty is going to stay with us a while. Went downstreet with Bob.

July 1, 1938 Friday

P.P. Read. Practiced horn. In p.m. at 3:00 I went to Beedle’s for a horn lesson. Everything went well. I may get a real French Horn soon. In evening I went to “The Hurricane” with Laura. A thrilling picture! Bob has gone to the Summer Theatre tonight on a pass for all seniors. Learned that the Robbins Bros. Circus is coming July 15.

June 30, 1938 Thursday

P.P. Went to Doc’s ($1). Shingled a porch roof on one of his houses all day. Played badminton with Bob in evening.

June 29, 1938 Wednesday

P.P. Played horn. Worked at Doc’s in a.m and p.m. ($1). Played badminton. Went to library in evening. Got “A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur’s Court.”