August 17, 1933

Thurs. – clear – Mildred & I minded Jacky today while A. Clara, A. Mable & Mom M. went to hospital.  Boy! he was bad!  I bought the three of us a pint of ice cream.  Mildred, Daddy & I went to see Geo. tonight.  He’s swell.  Tonight Paul & I were over at Linny’s.  He had a crowd there.  I danced with Wilkinson & Lamb & got along swell with ’em.  Walked all girls home afterwards & then Bobby & Paul came home with me for a while.

August 16, 1933

Wed. – Clear – May & I went to Bathy this morning.  Had swell swim.  I fooled around all afternoon & expected to be alone tonight because May had gone to game in Tacony & I couldn’t get there by walking.  Paul wasn’t coming around but first Dick came, then May, then Eddy & then we started playing cards & then Paul came too.  We fooled around & finally all took May home in Dick’s car.  He’s a good driver.  Paul was here till pretty late.  He’s sure sweet.

August 15, 1933

Tues. – Clear – Went on picnic to Smith’s Playground today with A. Mable & Jack, & Jack & I found an adorable waterfalls.  Had real good time.  Went to baseball game tonight.  Lee pitched part & Oh! he is swell!! & has he got a cute grin.  He grinned real cute at us a couple of times tonight.  Oh!!!  Paul, May, & I took walk down by river afterwards & then came back & sat on May’s swing a long while.

August 14, 1933

Mon. – Rain this morning, cleared up about noon.  Jacky & his mother, down.  Mom Mom, Mother, A. Mable & Bobby, Eddie, Jacky & I together all went to matinee.  Saw James Dunn in “Arizona to Broadway”  I liked it.  Watched baseball game awhile tonight. (1 kid got knocked out cold) & then May & I went to Bathy.  Bobby & Paul met us afterwards.  Took May home (she had to go out) then came home & Paul & I spent rest of evening on front steps.

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August 13, 1933

Sun. – Clear – Hot – Daddy brought me a sweet white kitten last night.  We call him Big Boy.  Today I got dressed & put on all my birthday things I could & went with Paul to his mother’s grave.  He brought flowers & put on it.  Got back just in time for supper.  This evening walked Mild. home & came back in U. John’s rumble seat.  We had ice cream at home & fooled around the whole evening.  Paul’s swell!

August 12, 1933

Sat. – Cloudy but clear.  Hooray! 16 years old.  I got a beautiful string of crystals & pink, silk pajamas & hankies & 7 cards.  They’re all swell.  Washed windows for mother.  Went up May’s a while this afternoon.  Her, Mildred & I went to movies tonight.  Saw Peg o’ My Heart again.  Paul was here when I got home.  We had a cake and snapping crackers & all.  Kreeners, Kennedeys & A. Clara & Lew were here & also Jimmy.  Had good time.

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August 11, 1933

Fri. – Cloudy & mean all day.  I was over at Bobby’s today & we were rooting in his attic.  Mrs. Linn showed me her wedding dress & Oh! it was beautiful!  She gave me 2 pretty flowers too for a dress.  I cleaned my pent house today.  Talking to Isabel awhile & up at May’s this afternoon.  Paul & I went to Tacony tonight & got my birthday present, a real pretty compact.  Went to band concert then came home & fooled around till 11:30 pm.  Kreeners gave me $1.00 for my birthday.

Daughter’s note:  Clara always talked about how she loved having her bedroom on the 3rd floor (her “pent house”).

August 10, 1933

Thurs. – Clear – Went to hospital this afternoon with Mom Mom.  George is doing fine.  They’ve had him up in a wheel chair.  Started raining on way home & it hasn’t stopped yet.  Made a sash for my voile dress today.  Tonight May, Bobby, & Paul were here.  May left early.  Jimmy was up to see Eliz. & we all danced a while.  Paul stayed till about 11:45.

August 9, 1933

Wed. – Clear – Minded Jack this morning while A. Mable got a permanent.  May came up & we took Jacky to matinee.  Saw Wm. Powell in “Private Detective 62”  Swell!  Took Jacky home afterwards.  Tonight went to see a ball game & surprise!! the kids won again! Dick was up & Paul was here & we 4 got ice cream sodas & walked over bridge.  It was beautiful with moon coming up!  Came home & Dick, Paul, & I sat out front.  Dick never left till about 11:45

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August 8, 1933

Tues. – clear – Went Riverview Beach today with A. Mable & had a swell time & a swell boat ride.  Home about 6:45.  Paul & I went up to baseball game & Berrimen’s kids won.  Lee pitched of course.  Then May & Paul & I went for walk to old Ladies Home.  They had a band concert & we sat there & raved about Lee & Gosh there he was sitting on the car next to us!!  Then we walked home & raved some more & looked & there he was walking behind us!  Oh ! were our faces red!!  But he’s sweet.  Paul & May brought me up.  I’m sleeping with Jack tonight.