1895 – Early in the morning, I walked down home and then spent the day doing the ironing. In the evening, Dwight Sparks and I went up town to a surprise on Lillie Black. Those present were; Girls: Lil Black, Della and Jennie Kendall, Ada Taylor, Amy and Sarah Bigler, Sarah Painter; Minnie and Maud Abbott, Callie Carver, Esther and myself; Boys: Earl Mangum, Tom Painter, and Tom Norton, Roscoe Grover, Alonzo Ingram, Dwight Sparks and our brother Art (David Arthur Sperry) and someone named George. We played Jeremiah Judkins trip to the World’s Fair, spin the plate, charades, and clap in and clap out. About one o’clock, lunch was served and we did not leave until two o’clock. I slept up to Aunt Sarah Abbott’s (Sarah Elizabeth Sperry).