Wednesday, December 29, 2010
Upon Which We Begin Reading Lennie's Diary
Inside the front cover of Lennie's Diary: Stamped with rubber stamp...
In hand-written script...
Chas. L. Davis, Wakefield, Dixon Co., Nebraska
IN CASE OF ACCIDENT OR SERIOUS ILLNESS PLEASE NOTIFY...
Rawlings Bros. Wakefield, Nebraska.
My weight..150 and my height... 5 feet 9 inches on January 1st, 1898
Size of my hat 7-1/8 Gloves 8-1/2 Pants 33-33
Collar 15-1/2 Cuffs 10 Shoes 8 Hosiery 10
In Lennie's handwriting...
Be plain in dress, and sober in your diet
In short, my deary, kiss me and be quiet.
In front of book Lennie had written these addresses:
Lew M. Walden, Phoenix Arizona (Lewis M. Walden)
Richard Knapp, St. Thomas, North Dakota
Pinckney's (book store), 414 Fourth St., Sioux City, Iowa
Herbert Brewer, Leelyward, Iowa
Claude Hart, Dakota, Nebr
J. Williams, 2315-28th Ave, Omaha, Nebr
Mead Cycle Co., Chicago, Ill
Flora E. Town, Shell Rock, Iowa
B. G. Hunter, Lincoln, Nebr
Lennie wrote his school grades in front of the book for January 21, 1898.
Algebra 75 Civics 70 Physics 80
Botany 78 Rhetoric 55
I hereby sware off. Signed C. L. D.
Lennie had three entries in 1897 before beginning the Year 1898.
Dec. 28 Mrs. Haskel had party. Sweed Xmas tree. (Swedish Lutheran Church)
Dec 30 Took Chas. S. pigs 100 lbs. Sweed Xmas. Cold night wind blew.
Dec. 31 Nice day. Lodge met and had a watch (New Year's) party.
Next entry will be January 1.