Journal: Jeanette Sperry

1897 – On Thursday 5th in the evening I walked up town, I went to the post office and then over to Aunt Emma Hague’s (Emma Elizabeth Webb) to see Mother (Caroline Webb). I went up to Burton’s and Mrs. Burton, Amy and I went down to the depot to see the train come in. We came back up to Burton’s. I slept there. On Friday I walked out home and on Saturday I stayed home all day. Sunday evening Esther (Emily Esther Sperry) and I went up to Perkins. We stayed there until Melvin (Henry Melvin Sperry) and Mother came from town, then we rode home with them. Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday I remained home all day. Thursday evening I went up town, Mrs. Burton had company for supper, Eddie McCune, Will Sparke’s and Miss Zoa Mathews from Beaver were there. We spent a very pleasant evening. I forgot until just now what I did on Monday and Tuesday 9th and 10th. Monday Esther and I went up town in the afternoon we went down to the train to see Ada and Stella Taylor off on the train. They went to Moab. After we came back, Esther, Della and Jennie Kendall and I went up to Moore’s, the other girls left but I stayed and had supper. Mrs. Moore and Flora walked a ways with me on my way to Kendall’s to call for Esther and then she and I walked out home, on Thursday Mrs. Moore and Flora and Mrs. Bushard went up to Provo. On Friday I went down town and out to call on Lel Burton, she was not home so I returned to Burton’s. in the evening Amy, Mrs. Burton and I took a walk. On Saturday I went down town, about sundown Melvin came up and Mrs. Burton, Amy, Lou, Howard and Mable Hugent and I went out west with him in the hills where Lon and Richard Salisbury were working in a mine. We camped there all night and on Sunday morning we all came to town. Towards evening I came out home. Later in the evening Oscar (Alfred Oscar Lunt) came out, he had just returned from a two weeks trip to Strawberry, I went up town with him and stayed to Grandmother’s (Emily Louisa Miller).

Saturday I walked out home before sunrise. We thrashed, got all of our grain done. Afterwards I walked up town, met Esther and after shopping we walked out hoe. The next day was Esther’s birthday she was 21 years old, Della Kendall came down, we made ice cream, in the afternoon Uncle Will and Aunt Gusta Sperry (Emma Augusta Taylor) and children came down. About dusk they all returned home.

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