1896 – About sundown I walked up town and went up to Burton’s. Esther (Emily Esther Sperry), Mrs. Burton and I walked down to Hyde’s Store. They were having a grand showing of their Christmas things. We went up to our class in Academy Hall. Someone came in and told me my sweetheart, May Grover, was outside and wanted to see me. I went out, talked to her for a while and then returned to the class. We went down to the store again and then over to the Excelsor. Mr. Burton joined us there and then we all went home to Burton and I spent the night there.