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Diary, 1927-1931

 File — Box: Small Collections Box 67, Folder: 1
Identifier: id237019

Scope and Contents

Sample excerpts provided by the seller: First Page: "Presented to me, July 18, 1927 by Mr. Tishner, Leather Salesman and friends." Pages near end of diary: “Schools I’ve gone to in Denver” List of Christmas gifts for 1927 and 1928. Description of her graduation from Morey Junior High on February 2, 1928. List of flowers and their meanings. “My Best Girl Friends” with 15 names “My Best Boy Friends” with 15 names Last Page: Florence Adams, 1117 Harrison Street, Denver, Colorado Excerpts from diary: January 3 1927: “Walter was areal nice today. Sure seemed nice to see him again.” 1928: “George is surely a sweet kid. I’m afraid I like him real well.” 1929: “Got the dearest note from M (Maurice) that he wrote last night. He does care. We almost broke up tonight.” January 4 1927: “Mother sure acts queer. She is just too crabby all the time. Bawls me out for everything I do.” February 27: 1928: “I cried last night. I though Payden was a nice boy. Evidently he’s changed.” 1929: “Eva and I had a quarrel. Told her I loved Kenny. We talked about our future tonight, Gee, I do love him. Sis and I had a fight tonite – hair pulling and everything.” 1930: “Bob asked me where his pin was. Didn’t come to my locker after school – Walter did though.” April 19: “Sis went out with…he got fresh…she kept screaming. Man came out of house near. Fired a shot. Sis got up on porch. They called police…dress torn to ribbons – mud from head to foot.” July 16: 1929: “Mother’s birthday.” August 17 1929: “We sneaked out the window, met Paul. Went to the dance. Sis and Ralph came out.” October 20 1927: “Had an awful time last night. Sis talked mean to Mother and both got to crying. Mother felt awful. Sis is too dissatisfied with everything. Berton Page walked down to the library with me.” 1928: “Played tennis with Pete and Bruce. Bruce and I had a talk. I rather like him. 1929: “Sis raved. Mother raved and I raved. Sis moved her things downstairs and I packed up. I want to leave. Get away from the continual nagging. Can’t stand it.” November 17 1927: “Had a nice time tonight. Mother’s and Daddy’s wedding anniversary. Dad gave Mother a dozen deep red roses and a dozen beautiful shell pink buds…had fun with Walter E. today. He’s very nice.” 1928: Mother’s anniversary. We sent her roses. I went to Janet's at 8:30 tonight. They were all running around in kimonos. 1929: Mother’s and Dad’s anniversary. Maurice came around 4. Car wouldn’t run. Out of gas. Stayed to dinner. We did dishes. Then we went to his house. Lay on couch and had to leave. Went out for Birch. A cop flashed his light on us and asked questions. Gee! December 16 1927: “The play was a success. Everyone complimented me on my part, even Walter. Went skating tonight. Met Phil. Saw Walter out there.” 1928: “Gee everything went wrong today. I’ve felt funny about what Boelter said all day. Kinda happy, kinda blue. 1929: “Ye gods I’m tired today. Hardly keep awake. Ate dinner with Mother. Helped her until 10."


  • Creation: 1927-1931


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From the File: English

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