Journal: Jeanette Sperry

1897 (Monday) – On Monday Esther (Emily Esther Sperry) and I called for Zoa Christensen and we all three walked out home. In the afternoon we went up town again. In the evening the Young Ladies Grand Bazaar opened, Esther and I went. Esther had to sing. In the evening Oscar (Alfred Oscar Lunt) took Esther and I to one of their booths and had us take a chance on guessing how many stitches there were in a little dress. Then he took us over to another booth and treated us to strawberry and cake. He took us home from the Bazaar. Esther slept to Grandmother Sperry’s (Emily Louisa Miller) and I slept up to Burton’s. In the afternoon on Tuesday I went down town, I went back up to Moore’s and about five o’clock Mrs. Moore, Flora (Flora Moore) and I went to town I went to the Opera House where the Bazaar was still going on I had lunch there and stayed while in the evening. Between eight and nine o’clock, Oscar and I went to a concert in the Tabernacle. We came back over to the Bazaar. There was a man there with a phonograph, we listened to three pieces, had some ice cream and drink of lemonade then Oscar took me home. On Wednesday I slept all afternoon. In the evening I went to a dance with Oscar, in the Opera House. At the dance I met a Mr. Angell and danced with him. Later in the evening Oscar introduced me to Miss Ramsey, one of the singers at the concert the night before, we three went out for a walk after coming back Della Kendall (Adella Kendall) and Mr. Angell joined up and we listened to a couple pieces on the phonograph. After the dance Esther and I came out home with Father (Charles Henry Sperry). Thursday and Friday, I remained at home. Saturday I took Della (Emma Della Sperry) and Lillian (Lillian May Sperry) with me and we went up town. Today, Sunday, I am left alone with the children. Father is away and Mother (Caroline Webb), Esther, Melvin (Henry Melvin Sperry), Pearl (Eva Pearl Sperry) and Ruth (Ruth Sperry) are all up town.

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