1897 (Wednesday)– Esther (Emily Esther Sperry) and I walked out home. Towards evening I went up town with Grandpa Sperry (Charles Sperry). I went up to Burton’s and then down to Foote’s for a shorthand lesson. Returning to Burton’s I stopped in Aunt Sarah Abbott’s (Sarah Elizabeth Sperry) talking with her for quite a while. Later, Oscar (Alfred Oscar Lunt) came up to Burton’s and spent the evening. I slept up there.