Monday, April 18, 2011

Lennie Goes to Church With His Girl

Sunday, April 17, 1898
Cloudy & rainy.
Sam, Ella, Gertie & I went to Wayne
(Nebraska) to church.
Wayne is a little over 10 miles from Wakefield. A nice buggy ride with the girls.

Monday, April 18, 1898
Raining all day.
Went to band practice.

Tuesday, April 19, 1898
Big day. Worked hard in physics.

Wednesday, April 20, 1898
Nice day.
Gertie is mad at
(name crossed out by Lennie).
Got examined in Physics. (He studied yesterday. Wonder how he fared on his test?)

Thursday, April 21, 1898
Nice day.
Went to ?? Bluffs.
Band played in the school.

Friday, April 22, 1898
Arbor Day.

Saturday, April 23, 1898
Worked around the house.
Went fishing.
Choir practice at our house.

Do you remember Lennie mentioning the explosion of the USS Maine in Havana Harbor (Cuba)? Today, April 23, 1898, President McKinley asked for 125,000 volunteers to fight in what was to become known as the Spanish American War.

1 comment:

  1. I like how you tie this in to the history of the time.