First entry is May 1
Tues. Received a letter from Clara Brown. Beautiful day. Went to walk with Hattie Baker down to Indian Ridge. As we were coming home we met Miss Palmer and some of the girls. We walked back with them and while I was getting some Red Spring water for Miss Palmer I stuck my foot into a hole full of the iron. Miss P. sent me directly home. I started and was fortunate enough to meet Edie, Mary and Alice and the greatest of good luck was that my boot did not rust which I confidently expected. In the evening went to dancing school and danced every round dance with Willie Perry. Oliver came home with me and I had a delightful time. Coming home talked of the sentiment he gave me “for a May Day present.” He said a bunch of Hepaticas. Long live May days when every one is as pleasant as this has been.
Wed. Rainy in the morning. Pleasant in the afternoon. Went to ride with Hattie Baker. Frank Clarke and W. Frye came in the evening.
Thurs. School all day. Went to ride a little way after school and [went] to the depot.
Fri. Pleasant and warm. Mother went to Boston. I did not go to school in the afternoon. Went to ride with Mary Morton down to the mill. The evening to dancing school. Wore a blue skirt, white waist & blue ribbons. Danced with Willie and Oliver Perry, Mr. Page, Frank Clarke & Bob Means. Willie Perry [partnered] me in the Hop Waltz and Schottische. Mr. Page came home with me. I did not dance with Oliver but once and I was real sorry. Had a very pleasant time but I should have had better if Lelie had been there and had I danced with Oliver more. Mr. P asked me to go to walk.
Sat. School. Georgia Ray walked home with me. Met Oliver Perry on horseback. He looked real handsome. The dining room was finished today. It looks very nice. The only thing that [bothers] me is that it won’t last so long.
Sun. Beautiful warm day. Walked up the lane before church. Got some blue violets and innocents. Went to church in the morning. Text 102nd Psalm 25:26.27 verses. W. Frye came up in the afternoon and we went over to the Spoffards. He came in and took tea with us.