1897 – Before Della (Kendall) left for her home she bet me I would be married inside of two years. I said I knew I wouldn’t so we will just see and in two years maybe I can tell her that she has lost her bet*. I went over to Aunt Emma Hague’s (Emma Elizabeth Webb) and took a music lesson. I went over to Grandma Sperry’s (Emily Louisa Miller) and then down town. With Grandfather (Charles Sperry), I went to the Court House and took my first lesson in type writing. Melvin (Henry Melvin Sperry) was waiting for me when I reached Grandmother’s. we went in town, up to Burton’s and then out home.
*She lost the bet by two days