Wednesday, October 29, 2008
Friday, October 24, 2008
Wednesday, October 22, 2008
S.U. No school today or Friday due to Teachers Convention. Played football in a.m. Worked at garage in p.m. (to date for week $2.75). In evening took Signe Olson to dancing lesson to be my partner. She went and claimed to enjoy it—it rained so her father took us back and forth in their car.
S.U. W.T.S. In p.m. went to 10-cent show “Little Lord Fauntleroy.” In evening 30 or less members of the Keene High School Band met at the High School under Mr. Woodbury to form a small, but well-qualified band for jobs that require a smaller band than ours at school. Fine time—I am only horn.
Posted by Umbriel at 7:07 AM
Saturday, October 18, 2008
S.U. W.T.S. In p.m. bought a book (vol. 3) of an encyclopedia for which you save coupons in the Sentinel and give 59 cents. Had a committee meeting at church for supper next Sunday. In evening wrote an essay on “Great Literature as a Refining Influence on Appreciative Readers.”
Live and help live.
Live and help live.
Posted by Umbriel at 2:08 PM
Friday, October 17, 2008
S.U. W.T.S. In p.m. went to jayvee game with Vermont Academy. V.A. won 7-0. Studied in evening, went to Doc’s to operate (25 cents). Enclose picture of K.H.S. band of last year. I am squatted on the ground next to the tympani on the right—with circular mellophone.
Posted by Umbriel at 6:57 PM
Thursday, October 16, 2008
Slept with Bob. Went to church. Mr. Gooch preached today. In p.m. we rode around with Bob. In evening ad a C.E. meeting which no-one had prepared for. We voted to change the name, at my suggestion and selection, to the Kappa Phi Club. I led a discussion, extempore, on propaganda. Incidentally, Kappa Phi stands for Christian Fellowship Club.
Posted by Umbriel at 6:11 PM
S.U. Worked at Russell and Foster’s in a.m. Shined horn. In p.m. K.H.S. beat Newport, allegedly good, 39-0. Band played, but was lousy because of absence of most of our trumpets and trombones and Mr. Woodbury to Dartmouth-Brown game. Went to Emmond’s with Arlene, as last Sat. Bob came home today for first time—good to see him again. We went downstreet after supper.
S.U. W.T.S. In p.m. took a bath and practiced dancing. In evening went to Freshmen Reception with Arlene Ames. I, as Junior President, had to be in the reception line and one of the leading couples in the grand march. Had some fun dancing and then to drug store for ice cream.
Saturday, October 11, 2008
S.U. W.T.S. In p.m. had meeting of junior class officers. We are going to have a class meeting Thursday. In evening went with Pa to movie version of “You Can’t Take it With You.” I liked it just as well as when I had read the play and Pa seems tickled pink by it.
Posted by Umbriel at 7:35 AM
Friday, October 10, 2008
S.U. W.T.S. Have resolved to really do some studying this week, because I have really been shirking for a few weeks and am slipping in most everything, particularly French. Studied most of today. It’s all right to have lots of extra-curricular activities but you enjoy them a lot more if your studies are up, for while they are important it is really for the studies that we go to school.
Posted by Umbriel at 9:39 AM
Thursday, October 9, 2008
S.U. Worked at garage in a.m. and at 1:00 p.m. K.H.S. band marched through street. Then to football game to see dear old K.H.S. trounce Tilton Academy Jayvee’s 85-0. In evening went downstreet. Bought a book. My French horn, which I had sent to Boston to have a dent taken out, came back today, costing $4.65. Good to see it again.
S.U. W.T.S. In p.m. saw Ignace Jan Paderewsky in “Moonlight Sonata.” He played superbly Chopin’s Polonaise in A-flat major and Liszt’s 2nd Hungarian Rhapsody and the first movement of Beethoven’s “Moonlight Sonata.” I had prepared to hear all 3 movements, but was pleased with what I heard. In evening went to dancing lesson with Sherm and Nareau—really had one tonight.
S.U. W.T.S. Studied music for “Moonlight Sonata” in p.m. At 5 o’clock went to Peterboro in a garage car to get some parts for Russell and Foster’s. Ate supper in a restaurant there and came home about 7:45 to find Pa and Ma very worried about me.
Posted by Umbriel at 2:34 PM
S.U. W.T.S. Yesterday we held the primaries for class officers and I was nominated along with Donald Shedd for Pres. I have been nominated for office every year but never quite get elected. Went to Scenic in p.m. with Ernie. In evening studied “Moonlight Sonata.”
Posted by Umbriel at 2:33 PM
Friday, October 3, 2008
Slept quite late. Read a play “You and I” today (art vs. business, again). Pa administered a haircut on me in the morning. In p.m. Laura and I went for a walk up Elm Street and down Court. Nice clear, cool fall day. No lights are on yet so we all went to bed early.
Arose early to view the storm damage. It is terrible. The majority of Keene’s lovely giant elms are blown down—on to houses, into every street. Railroads are of course impassable. There is no electricity and water power is low. I know of 3 cars being completely demolished by trees falling on them. 2 others were stopped right in the center of the street with telephone poles falling on them. The bowling alley near us had its entire roof blown off and the brick building wrecked down to the first floor. A house above ours was split into by a tree, leaving it inner rooms exposed to the open air. (Of course there is no school and I spend my time looking and helping). Practically every house is hurt in some way and nearly all have at least one tree on them or in their yards. Barns and garages have either floated away or been blown down. To put it briefly, Keene is practically wrecked—although we know of no fatalities. We personally were very lucky. We only had our shingles blown off, a door blown off its hinges, a window blown out and a screen porch downstairs wrenched around. No trees struck our house. The places are being rebuilt as fast as possible. Yesterday, one couldn’t walk 25 feet without striking some impassable debris—trees, telephone poles or wires, ridge poles, roofing, etc. Now it is 50 feet.
S.U. It has been raining several days. The water is at flood levels. The whistle blew for no school for High School or Grammar today. Came home and read book report book all a.m. In p.m. went out with Ernie to look at the flood waters. Helped his big sister move her furniture out of danger and came home at 5—it was raining even then—very hard. Ram around to do some quick errands and at 6:00 p.m. Keene became the victim of a howling hurricane. Our house shook back and forth so that we all went downstairs until it was over—or rather lessened, for it kept up viciously all night.
S.U. K.H.S. band at 9:00 marched through the town and from there went out again to the fair. We played off and on until 11:30, then were dismissed. Arlene and I stayed down for dinner and afternoon program. Heard McKellyn Band in a real good concert. Saw motorcycle riding, etc. Home at 6:00.
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