Monday, November 8, 2010

A Month In the Life of Alice Davey - 1929

In honor of Amanuensis Monday, I'm sharing one month of entries from the calendar/diary of Alice Davey. At the time of the writing, Alice was 14 years old and in the 8th grade. She was born and raised in Chicago, Illinois.
She mentions her friends by first name only. Their full names (of those I know) are: Mary Osman; Irene Hall; Gertrude Gronvall of Ishpeming, Michigan; Tecklas & Lida Larson, aunts from Ishpeming, Michigan; Gena Bertolone.
I love how she usual mentions the theater and title when show goes to the movies.


Tuesday,
January 1, 1929
Mary came over to my house and woke the New Year’s in.
Wednesday,
January 2, 1929
Too cold to go out so stayed in the house with Mary and played games.
Thursday,
January 3, 1929
Went to the show with Mary and saw Varsity (at the Wilson)
Friday,
January 4, 1929
Went to Irene’s house and stayed until Sunday.
Saturday,
January 5, 1929
Went to Bobbies house that is down stairs and played school.
Sunday,
January 6, 1929
Irene came to my house and we went to Mary’s house and to the show.

Monday,
January 7, 1929
Started school again.
Tuesday,
January 8, 1929
Grandma House [Hossman?]came over to our house. I went to the show and saw Clara Bow in “Free to Love”.
Wednesday,
January 9, 1929
Got a letter from Gertrude. I wrote to my aunt Teckla & Lida.
Thursday,
January 10, 1929
Went to church with Mary.
Friday,
January 11, 1929
Stayed at home and did homework.
Saturday,
January 12, 1929
Went to Saturday club.
Sunday,
January 13, 1929
Went to Sunday School. Went to the Paradise with Gena and saw “Dream of Love”
Monday,
January 14, 1929
Stayed home and studied English.
Tuesday,
January 15, 1929
Stayed home.
Wednesday,
January 16, 1929
Stayed home.
Thursday,
January 17, 1929
Went to church with Mary.
Friday,
January 18, 1929
Stayed home.
Saturday,
January 19, 1929
Went to the American with my mother and saw “The Laughing Man.”
Sunday,
January 20, 1929
Went to Sunday School. Went to the Bishop with Gena and saw “Com. Marriage”. We went to the American too and saw “Silks and Saddles.”
Monday,
January 21, 1929
Stayed home.
Tuesday,
January 22, 1929
Stayed home.
Wednesday,
February 23, 1929
Went to library. At night read “The Arabian Nights.”
Thursday,
January 24, 1929
Went to church with Mary.

Friday,
January 25, 1929
Stayed home and fixed hearts for our church Valentine Party We had a party at school for the 8A’s.
Saturday,
January 26, 1929
Went to Saturday Club. Went to Wilson with Gena and saw “The Home Towners.”
Sunday,
January 27, 1929
Went to Sunday School Went to the American with Gena and Mary and saw “Annaoplis”. We went to the Ashland too and saw “Fazil.”
Monday,
January 28, 1929
Stayed home and worked on English Book.
Tuesday,
January 29, 1929
Stayed home.
Wednesday,
January 30, 1929
Stayed home.
Thursday,
January 31, 1929
Went to church with Mary.

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