1896 – I received a letter from Bessie Sperry. In the evening Esther (Emily Esther Sperry), Father (Charles Henry Sperry) and I went up town. Esther and I went up to Burton’s to get ready for the Leap Year Ball. We went down to Grandmothers and Father was there. Lil Black (Lillie May Black) accompanied us to the dance. After the party we went home with Mr. Burton and slept up there.